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Welcome to Actual Radio, we are Local Radio for Colchester. As well as the Greatest Hits of All Time we have news, sport and weather updates, plus local information and events, if its going on in Colchester we're talking about it.

 

Waking up Colchester weekday mornings it's Pete Chapman at Breakfast and Martin Roscoe has the soundtrack to your workday afternoons 1pm - 4pm. Andy Stevens has 3 hours of 80's music on Sunday mornings with 80's Sunday and Lawrence Ladbrook plays the biggest soul classics Saturday & Sunday evenings from 7pm.

 

If your looking for something to do in and around Colchester then check out our What's On guide and make sure you look out for the Actual Radio Roadshow Team at an event near you soon.

 

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Santa Is Coming To Colchester This Summer!

By Actual Radio | 24th May 2020

The Colchester Round Table have announced their popular winter Santa sleigh will be making an appearance this summer to help collect food for families in need.   Members of the Colchester Round Table 367 and friends…

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Police Appeal For Witness Following An Altercation In Boadicea Way

By Actual Radio | 23rd April 2020

Officers in Colchester are appealing for witness following an altercation in Boadicea Way, Colchester, yesterday Wednesday 22 April.   It was reported that a man in his 30s was in his van when he was approached…

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Colchester Cemetery Reopens

By Actual Radio | 22nd April 2020

Colchester Borough Council has reopened its cemetery today (22 April) following a change to the coronavirus emergency legislation by Government.   The Council closed Colchester Cemetery to the public, except for funerals, earlier this month following…

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Traders Will Return To Town Centre Starting Tomorrow

By Actual Radio | 22nd April 2020

Two essential provision traders will return to Colchester Town Centre starting tomorrow, Thursday 23rd April.   Brownbread who provide Fresh-baked bread, pastries and cakes will be located on Lion Walk Shopping Centre square near Boots and…

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Westlife Are No Longer Coming To Colchester

By Actual Radio | 22nd April 2020

In a tweet by Westlife’s official account, the group have confirmed that their shows scheduled for June and July “must be cancelled”.   The group were due to appear in the Castle Park on Saturday 11th…

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Colchester “Meals on Wheels” Service for Greenstead Residents

By Actual Radio | 22nd April 2020

Colchester Borough Council’s Community Response Team have been hard at work supporting organisations across the borough, helping them to adapt the way they work and continue to deliver their much-loved community services. Dale Sainty, who runs…

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Baby Tamandua Born at Colchester Zoo

By Actual Radio | 22nd April 2020

Although Easter was very different this year for everyone at Colchester Zoo. On Saturday 11th April their Animal Care Team were delighted to see that Ruth the Tamandua had given birth to a healthy baby.  …

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Some Amazing News From Colchester Zoo

By Actual Radio | 21st April 2020

In these unprecedented times life at Colchester Zoo is strange and quiet without visitors. However, nature and life continues despite the feeling of it being on pause.   On the morning of Wednesday 15th April, the…

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Local “Polka Dot Cake Company” Doorstep Delivery Service

By Actual Radio | 21st April 2020

With times like these being very difficult for many, sometimes a little treat doesn’t go a miss. Local businesswoman Celia Cole is behind The Polka Dot Cake Company, who are now offering a fantastic “Afternoon Tea”…

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Actual Radio Shows

Martin Roscoe Talks to Local Author Mandy Morrissey

By Actual Radio | 4th February 2020

On the 3rd February Martin Roscoe spoke to local author Mandy Morrissey about her new book Broken Wings: Love, Lies and Fairy Tales   You can listen again to the interview here at 0:39:25  

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Andre Kimche Talks to Colchester Councillor Martin Goss

By Actual Radio | 3rd February 2020

On the 2nd February Andre Kimche spoke to Councillor Martin Goss. Martin is the portfolio holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation on Colchester Borough Council.   You can listen again to the interview here at 2:08:50…

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Loxley with The Round Window 28th January 2020

By Actual Radio | 29th January 2020

Loxley on Actual Radio with The Round Window 28th January 2020 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE  

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