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Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge

Essex County Standard:

8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

David in the picture for top photographic award

Essex County Standard:

5:02pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN amateur photographer is in the running for a podium finish in a national contest which could see one of his pictures make motorcycle history.

Detectives appeal for help to solve the murder of Nahid Al-Manea

Essex County Standard:

4:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to solve a murder committed three months ago today.

Public appeal for new cancer centre

Essex County Standard:

3:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A £4.5 MILLION appeal has been launched to create a cancer centre in Colchester.

Two bailed again as James Attfield murder investigation continues.

Essex County Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

3:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO people arrested in connection with the murder of James Attfield have had their bail extended.

Funding bid to get Creative Business Centre off the ground

Essex County Standard:

2:28pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FUNDING bid has been made to turn Colchester’s Old Police Station into a centre for creative businesses.

Pupils' free weekly pick of veggies thanks to allotment holders

Essex County Standard:

2:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHEELBARROW of garden-grown goodies will become a regular fixture outside a primary school.

Slack Space set to learn fate next week

Essex County Standard: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

1:57pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

COMMUNITY art group Slack Space continues to face an uncertain future because of money troubles.

Tougher sanctions to come for litter louts

Essex County Standard:

1:55pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LITTER louts have been given a warning after a rubbish pick was held in Colchester.

New adoption campaign launched

Essex County Standard:

11:09am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched to encourage people in Essex to consider adoption.

Future of sports bar in doubt

Essex County Standard:

10:13am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE future of a Colchester sports bar is in doubt.

Business owners want justice after break-ins

Essex County Standard:

9:59am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BUSINESS owners have thanked the Gazette for helping in their fight for justice.

Man charged with attempted murder

Essex County Standard:

8:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder.

I saved pal after 40 amps of electricity ran through his body

Essex County Standard:

8:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PLUMBER who saved his best friend’s life after he suffered a potentially-fatal electric shock has been honoured.

UPDATE 2pm: Hannah Witheridge's family pay tribute to "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman"

Essex County Standard:

9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE family of a murdered Essex University student have paid tribute to a "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman".

UPDATED: Kebab cleaver attack in Wivenhoe

Essex County Standard:

1:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

UPDATED: A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a horrific attack involving a kebab cleaver in Wivenhoe.

My boyfriend fought knifeman...and was yelling at me to drive

Essex County Standard:

8:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YOUNG couple were left fearing for their lives when they were attacked by a man wielding a knife and a chain.

Russell: I'm forking out of my own pocket to pay staff

Essex County Standard: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

8:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COLCHESTER MP Sir Bob Russell says he is spending thousands of pounds of his own money to run his office.

Eight candidates will fight the Clacton by-election

Essex County Standard: A vote being entered at the ballot box

5:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

EIGHT candidates will fight the Clacton by-election.

University of Essex homecoming celebrations to mark 50th anniversary

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER students and staff returned home to their academic home to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Essex.

X Factor odds are slashed on ex-Stanway lad Stevie

Essex County Standard:

4:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Stevie Ritchie has shot to eighth favourite with one bookmakers after his all-action performance on Sunday night.

Detective pleads for help after hit and run

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

4:27pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DETECTIVE appealing for witnesses to a hit and run has warned the driver could kill someone if he is not caught.

Bowls club wins regional award

Essex County Standard:

4:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Members of the West End Bowls Club in Fitzgilbert Road, Colchester, are celebrating after they hit the target in the Anglia in Bloom awards.

VIDEO: 'Bonnie and Clyde' couple suspected of stealing £500,000 of goods, go on the run...Video released of police car/bike being rammed

Essex County Standard:

2:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TERRIFYING video footage showing police vehicles being rammed has been released by Essex Police.

Old visitor centre to become a restaurant

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW restaurant and homes look set to replace Colchester’s former Visitor Information Centre.

KFC shuts for revamp

Essex County Standard: KFC to open in Cirencester

1:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COLCHESTER’S KFC branch in High Street will be closed for up to five weeks while it is refurbished.

Woman admits attacking partner in Colchester bedsit

Essex County Standard: Chelmsford Crown Court

1:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has admitted causing grievous bodily harm in relation to a stabbing in Osborne Street, Colchester.

Lads visit 92 football clubs in 92 hours

Essex County Standard:

1:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A GROUP of football mad friends has raised thousands of pounds for a children’s hospice by visiting all 92 football league clubs in England in 92 hours.

Lewd pic teaching assistant avoids a prison sentence

Essex County Standard:

11:22am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEACHING assistant who sent saucy pictures to a schoolboy 43 years her junior has been spared jail.

Children's doctor sexually abused his patients

Essex County Standard:

9:42am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DOCTOR who ran clinics for children in Colchester has admitted molesting young patients.

23-year-old woman found murdered in Thailand is Essex University student Hannah Witheridge

Essex County Standard:

6:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

A YOUNG woman murdered on a beach in Thailand has been named as Essex University student Hannah Witheridge.

Police hunt for Wivenhoe trail flasher

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

5:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are searching for a man who indecently exposed himself on Colne Causeway in Colchester.

Villagers backing bid for affordable housing

Essex County Standard: Dedham: Parking charges introduced

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

AFFLUENT residents have snubbed more five bedroom homes being built in their village in favour of more affordable housing.

It's official, U's have some of the best behaved fans

Essex County Standard: All stand - U's fans at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this season. Picture: LOUISE SMITH (CO82083-01)

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

COLCHESTER United fans are among the best behaved in the country – and that’s official.

Fire crews tackling blaze at Holland-on-Sea bungalow

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

5:39pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at a bungalow in Holland-on-Sea.

Council facing legal challenge over town's ninth Tesco

Essex County Standard: Tesco logo

2:23pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE developer behind Colchester’s ninth Tesco has hit out at planning bosses who are trying to block it.

Working at finding a job - thanks to the Gazette

Essex County Standard:

1:52pm Monday 15th September 2014

HUNDREDS of jobseekers met potential employers at a careers day organised by the Gazette.

Five candidates to fight county council by-election triggered by resignation of Ukip's Roger Lord

Essex County Standard:

12:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIVE candidates will fight it out for the county council seat left vacant following the resignation of Ukip’s Roger Lord.

Football mad friends raise cash for charity by visiting 92 grounds in 92 hours

Essex County Standard:

12:57pm Monday 15th September 2014

A GROUP of football mad friends has raised thousands of pounds for a children’s hospice by visiting all 92 football league clubs in England in 92 hours.

New bishop becomes patron of Colchester Foodbank

Essex County Standard:

12:26pm Monday 15th September 2014

COLCHESTER'S new bishop Roger Morris has become the patron of Colchester Foodbank.

Murder suspects' bail extended

Essex County Standard:

12:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

TWO murder suspects have had their bail extended while police continue to investigate the murder of James Attfield.

Dad Richard to take on triathlon for inspirational Tom

Essex County Standard: Tom Bowdidge with mum Nikki, dad Richard and sister Emma

11:40am Monday 15th September 2014

THE father of an inspirational teen who died fighting an aggressive stomach cancer will take on a triathlon in his memory.

Gardener escapes from blazing van

Essex County Standard:

11:32am Monday 15th September 2014

A LANDSCAPE gardener has told of the moment the van he was driving burst into flames and caused three explosions.

Day 8 - Hamelin to home

Essex County Standard:

9:24am Monday 15th September 2014

After a well deserved drink (or five!) we all woke up on Saturday, a week after setting off from Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and couldn't believe it was time to go home.

Day 7 - The last 42 miles

Essex County Standard:

9:13am Monday 15th September 2014

So today marks our journey's end, a mere 42 miles was left on our path to Hamelin and it was evident when we all woke up that in spite of our weary bones and aching muscles, our spirit and adrenalin would carry us there.

North Essex Phones 4u stores close as company forced into administration

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

PHONES 4u stores across north Essex have closed their doors today after the company was forced into administration.

Police appeal for help to find hit-and-run car after cyclist is left with serious head injuries

Essex County Standard:

10:02am Sunday 14th September 2014

Police search for silver Ford car with missing wing mirror following collision with Essex University student, 21.

Firefighters called to kitchen blaze in Walton

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

6:43pm Sunday 14th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a home in Walton following a kitchen fire.

'Currys owes me £200 for ruined frozen food after fridge freezer debacle'

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A MAN dumped £200 of wasted frozen food in a Colchester store after getting fed up with the company’s customer service.

Man punched during violent street robbery by gang of five in Clacton

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

11:48am Sunday 14th September 2014

A MAN was robbed of a brand new mobile telephone during a violent street robbery in Clacton.

Thai murder police quiz two Britons (link) 5:50pm Wed 17 Sep 14

Police investigating the murder of a University of Essex student on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand say two UK men…

Police vehicles rammed film released (link) 3:01pm Tue 16 Sep 14

Video showing police vehicles being rammed by cars is released in an attempt to trace the driver who may be…

Woman 'died days before body found' (link) 6:06pm Mon 15 Sep 14

A woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend could have died three days before her body was found, an inquest hears.

Six regions hit new house price peak (link) 12:36pm Tue 16 Sep 14

Six UK regions, including the East, now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak,…

School worker sentenced over photos (link) 1:37pm Mon 15 Sep 14

A teaching assistant, who admitted sending sexual photographs of herself to a 15-year-old pupil, avoids an immediate…

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