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Waking up Colchester weekday mornings it's Breakfast with Dom. Greg Potter has your workday soundtrack weekdays from 10am and from 1pm Martin Roscoe takes you into the afternoon. Dave Gowland has the Big Drive Home weekdays from 4pm.


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Christmas In Colchester

Lion Walk Presents Christmas In Colchester 2020

By Actual Radio | 26th November 2020

Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Colchester have announced the launch of their magical Winter Garden for Christmas. Open daily they have a host of festive treats, including a wonderful Santa experience for the whole family!  …

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Keep Colchester Reading

Keep Colchester Reading Project Launched

By Actual Radio | 24th November 2020

A Colchester resident has started a project to provide disadvantaged families with books this Christmas. Lee Scordis, also a local councillor, came up with the Keep Colchester Reading project, which is now up and running.  …

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Comedy Star Sarah Millican Announces Colchester Show

By Actual Radio | 24th November 2020

Comedy Star Sarah Millican is to make her debut appearance at Colchester’s Charter Hall – bringing her new show ‘Bobby Dazzler’ to the town on Thursday 4th November 2021.   Since winning the 2008 Best Newcomer…

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Greater Anglia Trains

Greater Anglia Tests for COVID-19 on Trains

By Actual Radio | 19th November 2020

Greater Anglia has commissioned a leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services to test for COVID-19 on its trains – and every test has come back negative.   SOCOTEC has so far carried out 40…

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Police Appeal After Man Assaulted in Walsingham Road, Colchester

By Actual Radio | 7th November 2020

Police in Colchester have launched a witness appeal after a man suffered serious injuries during an assault that took place in Walsingham Road, Colchester.   On Thursday 15 October, at 8.30pm, officers responded to reports that…

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Greater Anglia

Train Drivers Inspire Others With Weight Loss Journey

By Actual Radio | 6th November 2020

A Greater Anglia train driver and conductor have inspired thousands of rail workers to look after their health by sharing their weight loss journey at an industry event.   Dean Barnes, 37, a driver, and Al Collis,…

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Smoke & Fire Festival Colchester

UK’s Largest BBQ Festival Is Coming To Colchester

By Actual Radio | 6th November 2020

Colchester Events Company have today announced that ‘Smoke and Fire’, the largest BBQ festival experience in the UK, is coming to Colchester for the first time in its four-year history.   The three-day event, in aid…

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Essex Based Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity Receive £100K Grant

By Actual Radio | 6th November 2020

Families in and around Essex with children who have a life-threatening condition, will receive vital support, thanks to a grant from Barclays to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity based in Pitsea.   The Barclay’s 100×100 UK COVID-19…

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Colchester “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” Underway

By Actual Radio | 6th November 2020

A scheme to put a smile on the face of the older generation in Colchester this Christmas has launched and is receiving an excellent response.   Local Colchester resident Alice Simpson has launched the “Elderly Christmas…

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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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