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Young footballer speaks about his attack ordeal

A young Essex footballer beaten in a savage attack has been speaking about his ordeal.

Richie Robins, the first team goalkeeper for non-league Wivenhoe Town, was attacked during a night out in Colchester in the early hours of the Saturday before Christmas.

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Essex man has something to shout about after winning town crier competition

Steve Godwin Credit: University of Essex

A man from Essex is celebrating winning the East of England Town Criers Competition.

Steve Godwin, who became the Wivenhoe Town Crier last year, beat 16 other town criers from around the UK.

Steve, who works as a traffic officer at the University of Essex, said: “The competition was great fun and I am just glad to keep a great old tradition going.”

Steve will be using his town crier skills later this year, when he will announce the 11 degree ceremonies taking place as part of the University’s graduation celebrations.

Police investigate unexplained death

Essex Police are investigating the unexplained death of a women in Wivenhoe.

The body of a woman in her thirties was found at an address in Charles Court on Sunday 6th August.

The preliminary results from the post mortem were inconclusive and further tests are to be carried out. A 30-year-old man from Colchester was arrested, but has now been released on bail until October.

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Repair work underway

Colne Barrier
The Environment Agency will remove sections of gates Credit: ITV Anglia

Essential maintenance work has begun on the Colne Barrier at Wivenhoe in Essex. The Environment Agency is removing sections of the gates which protect two thousand homes in the area from tidal flooding.

Engineers say temporary replacements will be fitted to ensure that the barrier continues to work.

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