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Will Lodge

Will Lodge.

Will Lodge has been reporting on north Essex news for more than seven years, and now oversees the Essex edition of the East Anglian Daily Times. Born and bred in Essex, outside of work Will is a scout leader and has a keen interest in politics, as well as enjoying spending time with his wife and four children.

Two children witnessed a man committing a lewd act in an Ipswich park, police have revealed.

Suffolk police are appealing for help from the public to find a missing Ipswich teenager.

Witnesses are being sought after cash and jewellery were stolen during a daytime burglary in Capel St Mary.

A senior councillor who will decide which preferred routes for a dualled A120 are recommended to Government has pledged to take people’s views on board – but warned them it will not be an “X-Factor public vote”.

Traffic on the northbound A12 on the Essex and Suffolk border is being held due to an accident.

A report on feasibility studies for a new dualled A120 in Essex suggests a new junction with the A12 at Rivenhall would be the preferred option – but cannot be committed to at this stage in the project.

A new dual carriageway A120 across Essex is unlikely to use any of the existing route after highways chiefs recommended it is dropped from consideration.

Bikeology is not for everyone - but it’s a don’t miss for cyclists.

A top Essex music festival has lost its main sponsor after 22 years.

Emergency services workers in the region have been preparing for the threat of a major incident – such as a terrorist attack.

A study has revealed Stansted Airport has the highest drop-off parking fees of any airport in the country.

The number of speeding drivers sent on awareness courses in Essex has increased by around 8,000 in the past year.

A taster session for blind people who want to try running takes place next weekend.

Proposals to create extra parking spaces for commuters in Manningtree have been given the go-ahead.

Construction has begun on a £3.1million roundabout on the A120 in Essex in a bid to improve safety.

GPs in training could be offered a so-called ‘golden hello’ of £20,000 to begin their careers in rural or coastal areas in a bid to boost doctor numbers in places with recruitment issues.

Landmark buildings in Ipswich and Colchester are being lit up this week as part of a national awareness event.

How to describe Jon Richardson? Well he’s certainly better than poo on a bouncy castle!

Flying from Stansted Airport this winter? Then there’s snow reason to be worried.

Insurers across Suffolk and north Essex have raised £4,600 for charity with a whole host of events.

A £3.8million funding boost has been given to the NHS in Essex and Suffolk for three major projects.

An HGV test driver whose lorry crashed off a sliproad and onto the A12 at Witham earlier this year did not know what load he was pulling, an inquest has heard.

A new mural brightening up the underpass at Manningtree railway station has been officially unveiled.

A teacher and former local councillor who helped shape the political landscape of Colchester has died aged 84.

Ed Sheeran will today announce his UK and Europe stadium tour. Could he be on his way to Portman Road? We will have all the updates throughout the day. Update: See his tour dates here.

A “forgotten masterpiece” featuring Van Gogh’s mistress discovered in the stairwell of a Woodbridge home will go under the hammer in Colchester later this month valued at up to £50,000.

A “forgotten masterpiece” featuring Van Gogh’s mistress discovered in the stairwell of a Woodbridge home will go under the hammer in Colchester later this month valued at up to £50,000.

The Priory, in Stoke-by-Nayland, is opening up its gardens in aid of charity.

Jimmy Carr went back to his origins as he performed his Best Of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits tour at Ipswich Regent on Saturday night.

The father of Stowmarket Britain’s Got Talent finalist Matt Edwards has said his son deserved to get through the semi-finals.

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