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Rugby club urges dog owners to clear up mess after spate of recent incidents

Essex County Standard:

2:27pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Rugby players have cried foul over dog mess on their pitches.

Hannah Witheridge murder: Two men offered new DNA tests after retracting statements

Essex County Standard:

12:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO men accused of murdering Essex University student Hannah Witheridge have been offered new DNA tests after retracting their confessions.

Planners recommend approval for 138 homes on former garrison site

Essex County Standard:

10:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A development of 138 homes looks set to be approved, despite fears it will blight a Colchester landmark.

Breaking news County councillor claims free food is justified because he works so hard

Essex County Standard: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SENIOR councillor, who claimed nearly £1,000 of free food at Essex County Council's canteen, has insisted it shows how hard he works.

One in five children in Colchester living below poverty line

Essex County Standard:

10:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in five children in Colchester are living in poverty, according to a charity.

Driver cut free after Colchester crash leaves car upside down

Essex County Standard:

8:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DRIVER had to be cut free after his car rolled and ended up on its roof in a residential street in Colchester.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Essex County Standard: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Essex County Standard: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.

UPDATED Wednesday 2.30pm: Colchester holidaymaker may have died as a result of a fall

Essex County Standard:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A POST mortem examination proved inconclusive following the death of a Colchester holidaymaker

Residents anger at lack of action over alleged brothel

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

8:05am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ESSEX Police have angered residents by saying they have not got enough evidence to prove there is illegal activity at an alleged brothel.

Health boss claims personality disorder service does not reach enough people

Essex County Standard:

4:47pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mental health services should expand to benefit more people with personality disorders in Colchester and Tendring, according to NHS bosses.

Couple hit the jackpot as they win £240,000 on lottery

Essex County Standard:

4:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COUPLE are planning their dream wedding after banking £241,000 on the Euromillions.

Wedding fair has a vintage ring to it

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRIDES-TO-BE got to sample vintage-inspired dresses and entertainment at a wedding fair.

Bra bins need your support

Essex County Standard:

3:51pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TANNING salon is hoping to collect 200 bras for breast cancer.

Premiere next month for film depicting Colchester paratroopers

Essex County Standard:

3:35pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FILM depicting a tragic incident involving Colchester’s paratroopers will be premiered next month.

Parents of fallen soldiers launch Colchester's poppy appeal

Essex County Standard:

3:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE parents of three soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan visited Colchester to launch the town’s poppy appeal.

Hospital blunder over Ken's pacemaker highlighted by ombudsman

Essex County Standard:

3:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN 80-year-old is DJing and dancing once again after hospital bosses finally admitted they had failed to spot problems with his pacemaker.

Tragic Diamond honoured after her organs help save the lives of four children

Essex County Standard:

2:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NINE-MONTH-OLD baby - whose organs were donated after her death - has helped save the lives of four children.

Arsonists destroy playground

Essex County Standard:

2:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ARSONISTS torched a playground’s equipment causing £20,000 worth of damage.

£170m upgrade work planned for Greater Anglia rail line in 2015

Essex County Standard: Record number of trains arriving on time

1:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Major evening and weekend upgrade work will take place on our region’s railway line next year.

Mum: No-one to blame for Isaac dying after online drinking game

Essex County Standard:

12:51pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The mother of a man who died after taking part in the NekNominate online drinking craze wept today as she told his inquest that he would still be alive if it were not for the game.

CCTV software issues hinder North Essex school parking crackdown

Essex County Standard:

12:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Only one in five drivers caught by Colchester’s spy car have been forced to pay up because the software is not up to the job.

Charlotte in finals of beauty pageant

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN admin worker is hoping her love for animals and the ocean will help her win the title of Miss Universe Essex.

VIDEO:’s the next global mania

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOU’VE almost certainly heard of the ice bucket challenge and probably the no make-up selfie.

Driver told to pay ticket twice

Essex County Standard:

1:57pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DRIVER caught using one of Colchester’s bus lanes has been told she has to pay twice.

Iain set to run 40km around Colchester to mark his 40th birthday

Essex County Standard:

8:29am Wednesday 29th October 2014

IAIN Cameron can’t think of a better way to mark his 40th birthday than by running 40km around Colchester.

Alan Carr to test jokes in Colchester

Essex County Standard: Alan Carr

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHATTY man Alan Carr will try out new material in an exclusive gig at Colchester Arts Centre next week.

Residents disgusted at busy "brothel" next door

Essex County Standard:

8:12am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are investigating claims a brothel is being run in a residential street in Colchester.

Woman reported missing from her home found safe and well

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

9:40am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A WOMAN reported missing from her home in Clacton has been found safe and well

Village not suitable for 145 new homes, residents argue

Essex County Standard:

4:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

More than 350 villagers attended an exhibition of controversial plans to build 145 homes.

Book sale is bestseller!

Essex County Standard:

4:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE rise of Kindles failed to stop a Colchester charity book sale achieving record-breaking success.

UPDATED 5.25pm: Firefighters tackle Brightlingsea blaze

Essex County Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:24pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a boat yard in Brightlingsea.

Youngsters gear up for hospice's reindeer dash

Essex County Standard:

4:22pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ST Helena Hospice is to hold a Reindeer Dash in Colchester’s Castle Park on Sunday, December 14.

Children organise party to celebrate school's 50th anniversary - and a strong Ofsted reprt

Essex County Standard:

4:09pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS celebrated their school’s 50th anniversary by organising a party.

Tesco takes down gory Halloween display after complaints it was insensitive after Colchester murders

Essex County Standard:

4:01pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TESCO has taken down a gory Halloween display featuring knives after complaints it was insensitive in the wake of the Colchester murders.

Detectives link pervert to five incidents across Clacton

Essex County Standard:

1:54pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DETECTIVES are linking five incidents in which a pervert has accosted boys and young men across Clacton.

UPDATED: Cyclist robbed at knifepoint in Colchester

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CYCLIST has been robbed at knifepoint in Colchester.

21 arrested during week long operation targeting foreign criminals in Essex

Essex County Standard:

10:06am Tuesday 28th October 2014

21 PEOPLE were arrested in Essex as part of a week long campaign to target foreign criminality across the country.

Region could become "California of Europe" with rail investment

Essex County Standard: Undated handout photo issued by HS2 of the potential HS2 train design. Campaigners have lost the latest legal challenge over the Government's high-speed rail project HS2. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 6, 2014. The challenge was

9:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

INVESTMENT in the region’s railways could transform the east of England into the California of Europe, according to a business leader.

Bail extended after alleged attack on grieving family

Essex County Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

9:11am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SIX people have has their bail extended again after reporting to police who are to investigating an attack on a grieving family.

Firefighters to strike during evenings before Bonfire night

Essex County Standard: Dorset Fire Brigades Union members join firefighter strikes across the country

9:06am Tuesday 28th October 2014

PEOPLE are being advised to attend organised firework displays rather than host their own after another round of firefighter strikes was announced.

X-Factor's Stevi Ritchie treats Simon Cowell to Harvester dinner

Essex County Standard:

9:07am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Colchester singer Stevi Ritchie was spotted out to dinner with X-Factor mentor Simon Cowell, after inviting him for a meal on this weekend's show.

Police try to beat the burglars after spate in Highwoods and St John's

Essex County Standard: Most wanted: Detectives release CCTV pictures of Runcorn pub burglars

8:58am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Police try to beat the burglars after spate in Highwoods and St John's

Burglary in Peto Avenue

Essex County Standard:

8:54am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Police investigate burglary in Peto Avenue.

Car stolen during Colchester burglary

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

8:52am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CAR and electrical items have been stolen from a property in Turner Road, Colchester.

Footie ace's sideline gift for Connor

Essex County Standard:

8:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Young fan gifted 'Psycho's' dug-out jacket

Lorna's dream day with the U's

Essex County Standard:

8:06am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A TERMINALLY-ILL toddler enjoyed a dream day out with help from Colchester United.

'We're cracking on for Tom, just like he wanted'

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WHEN Tom Bowdidge was diagnosed with a rare stomach cancer, he told his family he wanted to set up a charity.

School staff celebrate after £1million EuroMillions win

Essex County Standard:

4:19pm Monday 27th October 2014

A TRIP to Australia, a BMW and a new house are all on the cards after a school syndicate scooped a massive £1million EuroMillions win.

Passenger horror as thug attacks man on bus

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

8:37am Monday 27th October 2014

A THUG attacked a man on a busy bus, continuing the assault when they fell onto the road in front of horrified passengers.

Victim 'hit by multiple vehicles' (link) 8:39am Thu 30 Oct 14

A pedestrian dies after being hit by "a number of vehicles" on an Essex road, police say.

RAF jets intercept cargo plane (link) 9:30pm Wed 29 Oct 14

Two RAF jets create a sonic boom as they intercept a Latvian cargo plane over Kent and accompany it to Stansted…

Missing woman washed up on island (link) 7:44pm Wed 29 Oct 14

Human bones that washed up on an Essex island in the summer are identified as the remains of a homeless woman at the…

Crowbar used in 50mph lorry clash (link) 4:35pm Wed 29 Oct 14

A lorry driver attacked another HGV with a crowbar during a 30 minute altercation between two fast-moving vehicles,…

Cancer second opinion refusal payout (link) 1:28pm Wed 29 Oct 14

A patient who was refused a second opinion after being told his cancer was terminal - and was later cured - is given a…

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