A teenager has told a jury how a man confessed to stabbing a teenager at a house party in Colchester using a cracked beer bottle.
Fashion students in Essex have been designing outfits for models who do not fit the stereotypical 'size zero'.
It's emerged that an 85-year-old man who died after being hit by a freak wave on a cruise ship in the English Channel was from Colchester.
Driving is the single biggest killer of young people in this country but getting through to teenagers about the dangers can sometimes be easier said than done.
One campaigner is now using her own experience to try to save lives. Sophie Morgan is currently visiting schools and colleges throughout the country, urging students to spend some time on a computer to make them safer drivers.
Victoria Lampard went along to Sophie's session at the Colchester Institute.
Find out more about the tour here: http://sophiemorgan.com/drive-iq/
Police are investigating after a teenage girl was raped in Colchester.
The 16-year-old was attacked in woodland off Clairmont Road during the evening of Sunday 9 February.
A 16-year-old boy from the Sudbury area was arrested a few hours after the attack. He is currently on police bail.
Officers are aware that a number of people were walking their dogs while others were playing football at Lexden King George Field between 4:30-6:30pm.
Detectives are keen to speak to these people in order to find out if they saw or heard anything which could assist with the investigation.
Anyone with information in connection with this rape is urged to contact detectives at Colchester’s Sexual Offences Investigation Team on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or email the incident room SOIT@essex.pnn.police.uk
CCTV has been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with the theft of two boxes of lager from the Co-Op in Wimpole Road, Colchester.
The lager was stolen just before 4pm on January 5.
Anyone who can identify the man pictured is asked to contact Pc Lindsay Black at Colchester police station on 101.
CCTV has been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with a stabbing in Colchester.
An 18-year-old man received injuries to his chin, believed to be the result of a stabbing, in Queen Street at 3.30am on October 5, 2013.
Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to contact Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A world-leading cancer research institute has been appointed to help get Colchester Hospital out of special measures.
Health watchdog Monitor has chosen London's the Royal Marsden to help fix major problems with the Essex hospital's cancer services following allegations that staff had been bullied into changing waiting list data.
The former X-Factor winner Matt Cardle, from Colchester, said he spent last month in rehab, being treated for addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.
The singer checked into the Priory clinic in Chelmsford after breaking down in front of his family on Boxing Day. Matt Cardle won the ITV talent show in 2010, beating boyband One Direction.
He told the Sun newspaper he started taking the anti-anxiety pill Valium to beat his fear of flying but became hooked on the drug. He now wants to use the experience to warn other of the dangers.
A serviceman from Merville Barracks in Colchester is due to appear in court next month after an assault in the town.
A man in his 20s was treated at Romford’s Queens Hospital for serious head injuries after an attack outside Subway on Queen Street in the early hours of Sunday 14 July 2013.
22-year-old Josh Massey was arrested in October and has now been charged with one count of assault.
He is due before Colchester Magistrates on Tuesday 4 February.
A serving soldier has been charged with attempting to import a Class A drug after being arrested at Heathrow, authorities said. Daryl Archer, 26, was held at Terminal One on Wednesday following the seizure of about five kilos of cocaine.
Archer, of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, was arrested by Border Force officers after arriving on a flight from Sao Paulo in Brazil.
The soldier, formerly of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, and now living in Merville Barracks, Colchester, has been charged with attempting to import a Class A drug.
A construction worker has died after an industrial accident at a building site in Colchester.
Emergency services were called to King Edward Quay in the Hythe early this morning, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.