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Trial re-starts in Colchester stabbings case

The two victims Nahid Almanea and James Attfield were stabbed to death in 2014. Credit: Essex Police

The trial of a teenager accused of murdering a man and a woman in Colchester has been re-started after a juror was discharged.

The original court case opened on Monday afternoon.

James Attfield, 33, and Nahid Almanea, 31, were stabbed dozens of times in two incidents in March 2014 and in June 2014.

The 17-year-old boy, who is too young to be named, has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denies murder.

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Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being hit by a bus in Colchester

The incident happened in Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 30s been airlifted to hospital with life-changing injures after he was hit by a bus in Colchester.

It happened at about 10am this morning in Hythe Hill.

The bus was carrying a small number of passengers at the time.

The pedestrian has since been flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Colchester Hospital to take part in cancer drug trial

Colchester Hospital will take part in the trial. Credit: PA

Colchester Hospital is taking part in a new drug trial which it's hoped could give patients with advanced lung cancer up to an extra year of life.

Hospitals from all over the world, including the USA, Japan and Russia are taking part in the study, which will compare a new immunotherapy drug called 'Atezolizumab' against standard chemotherapy for patients with an advanced form of a particular type of lung cancer.

Second man dies after Essex car crash

The crash happened on Monday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Another man has died following a crash on the A133 at Weeley in Essex on Monday.

The 74-year-old man from Brandon died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge yesterday (Wednesday).

He was the driver of a beige Kia Sedona which was involved in a collision with a red Ford Focus.

The driver of the Focus, a 70-year-old man from Clacton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 65-year-old woman remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Colchester.

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One dead and two seriously injured in serious Essex crash

The crash happened in Weeley. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 70s has died in a serious crash between two cars in Essex.

It happened on the A133 at Weeley near Colchester at around 5pm this afternoon.

The man, who was driving a red Ford Focus, died at the scene.

A man and a woman in the other car were airlifted to Addenbrooke's hospital.

The man’s condition is described as life threatening.

The road is likely to remain closed for another three hours.

Two charged over knife robbery

Two people have been charged following a knifepoint robbery in Colchester.

Paul Nowlon, 33, of South Street, Colchester, who is unemployed, has been charged with robbery and Lacey Anthony, 28, of South Street, Colchester, also unemployed, has been charged with handling stolen goods.

They're due to appear before Colchester Magistrates this morning.

The charges follow a robbery which took place at the Palace Amusements in Culver Street on Sunday morning.

Colchester Hospital asks public to avoid going to accident and emergency

Colchester Hospital has seen unprecedented demand during the winter months. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Colchester Hospital is asking people not to attend accident and emergency unless they have a serious or life threatening emergency.

It comes after unprecedented demand for services during the winter.

“The number of people who have visited our A&E this winter has risen, putting pressure on the hospital.

“Compared to last winter, A&E attendances are up by 17%which means an extra 2,900 people have usedthe service. It’s equivalent to 50 to 60 more patients a day than this time last year.”

– Dr Shane Gordon, Chief Operating Officer

They say there has been a number of occasions where people with minor injuries would have been better served by using alternative NHS services.

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