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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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For Sale, “The Most Haunted House in Essex”

By Actual Radio | 21st May 2019

On the 20th of February, 1582, Ursula Kemp was ripped from the arms of her beloved son on the orders of Sir Brian Darcy, the local priory owner and magistrate. The charge: Witchcraft! She and and…

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Youngster Attacked

CCTV Appeal After Youngster Is Attacked For His Bike

By Actual Radio | 11th May 2019

Police in Colchester would like to speak to two boys in connection with reports of an assault and attempted theft in Colchester on May 4th 2019.   The teenage victim was approached on the High Street…

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Police Hunt for Two Men Seen Running from Murder Scene

By Actual Radio | 8th May 2019

Police enquiries are ongoing to trace two men believed to have been involved in an attack on two other men, one of whom later died.   Murdoch Brown, 31, was found injured in Buffett Way, Colchester,…

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Dying Matters

Share your favourite poem and make sure that ‘Dying Matters’

By Actual Radio | 8th May 2019

People from across North East Essex are being encouraged to talk openly about death and share their favourite poem as part of a national campaign designed to break down taboos and make dying well part of…

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Murdoch Brown

Tributes Paid to Murdered Colchester Man

By Actual Radio | 7th May 2019

The family of a man who died in Colchester have paid tribute to a “devoted father” whose death has left them heartbroken.   Emergency services were called to Buffett Way shortly before 1.10am today, Tuesday 7…

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Summer Screen Colchester

Summer Screen Returns To Colchester’s Castle Park This July!

By Actual Radio | 30th April 2019

Colchester Events Company is delighted to announce the schedule for the popular Summer Screen event, returning to Colchester’s Upper Castle Park from 1-14 July 2019.   Six hit movies will be shown across Thursday 4 to…

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Foundation Stone

Town Hall’s Restored Foundation Stone Unveiled

By Actual Radio | 29th April 2019

A newly carved foundation stone was unveiled during a special ceremony at Colchester Town Hall earlier today (29 April 2019).   Councillor David King, Portfolio Holder for Resources, and High Steward Sir Bob Russell revealed the restored inscription, which replaces the original that had become largely unreadable due to severe…

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Colchester Foodbank

Colchester Foodbank Hands Out 3,446 Emergency Food Parcels

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2019

It has been revealed Colchester Foodbank provided three day emergency food parcels to feed 2,804 local children and 4,633 local adults between April 2018 to March 2019.     The local food bank’s figures feed into…

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Jon Birch

Jon Birch Jailed for Town Centre Burglaries

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2019

Jon Birch, 40, of no fixed address, has been jailed for 20 months after admitting carrying out a series of burglaries at shops within Colchester Town Centre.   Birch was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on…

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Actual Radio Shows

Loxley with Phoebe Austin, Naydene & Ayo Adenaike – 14th May 2019

By Actual Radio | 17th May 2019

Loxley on Actual Radio with Phoebe Austin, Naydene & Ayo Adenaike – 14th May 2019 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE  

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Magic Seas

Loxley with Magic Seas – 23rd April 2019

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2019

Loxley on Actual Radio with Magic Seas – 23rd April 2019 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE    

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Huckleberry Taylor

Loxley with Huckleberry Taylor – 16th April 2019

By Actual Radio | 17th April 2019

Loxley on Actual Radio Huckleberry Taylor – 16th April 2019 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE    

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