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 (kōl′chĕs′tər, -chĭ-stər)
A borough of southeast England near the North Sea. It was an important pre-Roman city and the site of the first Roman colony in Britain.


(Placename) a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001). Latin name: Camulodunum


(ˈkoʊlˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

a city in NE Essex, in E England. 149,100.
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This year we are collecting in our Betfred shop in Colchester, Essex to help the fight against this horrendous disease.
The Stanway Federation requires one supplier to fulfil its Building Cleaning requirements at the following sites - The Stanway School, Winstree Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0QA;The Thomas Lord Audley School, Monkwick Avenue, Colchester, Essex CO2 8NJ; Monkwick Junior School, School Road, Colchester CO2 8NN; Monkwick Infant School & Nursery, School Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8NN.
SIR - What a remarkable coincidence that, on the day after you published the letter by Lyn James Jenkins of Gwbert, Cardigan, on "some truly great Welsh people", headed by Buddug (Boudicca) of Essex, the media should give prominence to the discovery of a jaw and other bones of a possible victim of Boudicca underneath a department store in Colchester, Essex.
Nahid Almanea, 31, died after she was stabbed 16 times while walking along a path in Colchester, Essex, on Tuesday morning.
The 63-year-old, who lives in Kenilworth, was arrested outside the home of a female friend in Manor Road, Colchester, Essex, on February 24 after being found to be driving with excess alcohol in his system.
Police in Colchester, Essex, tried to persuade him not to drive until the DVLA had decided whether to revoke his licence.
They said Anthony, of Colchester, Essex, was close to his granddad and his disappearance is out of character.
He admitted drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Colchester, Essex, on Friday, a police spokesman said.
Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, who was also reduced to the ranks, was sentenced at a military court in Colchester, Essex, after admitting the awol charge.
Crews were called to King Edward Quay, in Colchester, Essex, and battled to save him from drowning.
And firefighters raced to rescue a man stuck in the mud of a river bed as the tide came in in Colchester, Essex, yesterday.
The 47-year-old, of Colchester, Essex, confronted two men at 11pm on Thursday after they broke in and demanded money.