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Will Lodge

Will Lodge.

Will Lodge has been reporting on north Essex news for almost five years, and now oversees the Essex edition of the East Anglian Daily Times. Will also writes a regular parenting column in the EA Life magazine, sharing tales from his family life involving his wife and four children. Born and bred in Essex, Will is a scout leader in his spare time and has a keen interest in politics.

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.

A Suffolk choir is bringing together all five of its community singing groups for its biggest-ever summer concert.

An Ipswich man who drove along the A120 in Essex while more than twice the drink-drive limit had been out wetting his baby’s head, a court heard.

Travelling to and from London on Sunday, May 21, will be no mean feat for north Essex and Suffolk residents as parts of the railway line and the A12 will be simultaneously closed in Essex.

A Colchester man had his car stolen from him by two men who said they were armed with a knife.

The mother of a 21-year-old killed in a crash at the same spot which claimed the life of a teenage girl this month has called for a lower speed limit on the road.

Officers investigating the circumstances of a crash which killed an 18-year-old woman are appealing for information from drivers.

There have been other fatal collisions at the site of a crash in north Essex which claimed the life of an 18-year-old woman, a resident has said.

Developers behind plans for a new garden community in north Essex have revealed their preferred choice of a new route for a dualled A120.

A giant crane has arrived at Colchester General Hospital as part of works to build a new regional diagnostic imaging centre.

A home in Dandalan Close, off Bramford Road, Ipswich, was targeted in an arson attack last night.

Construction on a new multi-million pound regional diagnostic centre will begin at Colchester General Hospital on Wednesday, February 8.

Two major roads in Essex – the A12 and the A120 – have overnight closures this week while maintenance work is carried out by Highways England.

Two bypasses could be added to the A12 under widening plans set out by Highways England today.

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

Paratroopers teamed up with RAF helicopter crews in a training mission which taught a new generation of pilots and enhanced their abilities working together.

Police are urging those in Jaywick, Mistley and West Mersea to evacuate to rest centres as severe flood warnings remain in place ahead of high tide just after midnight tonight.

An Essex ambulance driver has denied causing the death of dentist Dr Michael Daly by careless driving while on an emergency call.

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