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

a city in NE Essex, in E England. 149,100.
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It was seen darting between cars on the A12 in Colchester, Essex, causing queues of up to five miles near the Colchester United stadium.
Martin Dines, 56, suffered up to 70 injuries in the attack on April 22 last year in a multi-storey car park in Colchester, Essex, where he was bedding down for the night.
Formal identification of the body, discovered in Colchester, Essex, on Wednesday, is yet to take place but the victim was named locally as Gordon McGhee, 52.
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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.
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.