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Colchester’s ‘Coronavirus Cougher’ Charged With Assault

By Actual Radio | 27th March 2020

A man has been charged with two counts of assault on an emergency worker after they were coughed on by someone who claimed to have Coronavirus.   Luke Smith, 27, of Windsor Road, West Mersea, was…

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You Can Now Put More Rubbish Out For Collection

By Actual Radio | 26th March 2020

The government’s guidelines and Stay at Home advice also means households will have more rubbish to dispose of and, to help with this, Colchester Borough Council is increasing the amount of rubbish that every household can…

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Cannabis Factory Discovered By Police In Colchester

By Actual Radio | 25th March 2020

More than 300 cannabis plants were found in a Colchester shed.   Police officers made the discovery when they carried out a search warrant at a house in Bounstead Road on Tuesday 24th March.   A…

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Colchester Recycling Collections Suspended

By Actual Radio | 24th March 2020

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), Colchester Borough Council has made the difficult decision to suspend all its recycling collections, other than food waste, from 25 March 2020 until further notice.   The outbreak of…

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Important Information If You Are Due To Get Married

By Actual Radio | 18th March 2020

With it fast approaching wedding season and couples making extensive plans, a keen eye will be on if these weddings will take place as arranged. Essex County Council have released an update via Twitter:   “We…

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Colchester’s Public Buildings To Be Closed From Tomorrow

By Actual Radio | 18th March 2020

All of Colchester Borough Council’s building are to be closed to the public in light of the Government’s advice as part of the steps it is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.   From Thursday…

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Council and Police Team Up To Tackle Bike Crime

By Actual Radio | 9th March 2020

The Safer Colchester Partnership has re-launched its Bike Wise campaign, encouraging people to keep their bikes secure and providing guidance on effective security methods.   The campaign, which first launched in 2014, will see police officers carry out audits of…

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Lighting Up Colchester’s Roman Wall

By Actual Radio | 9th March 2020

On Thursday 5 March, the installation of LED lighting along a 250-metre stretch of the Roman Wall was completed, lighting up the oldest town wall in Britain at night.   This section of the wall extends to…

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When do the Boot Sales start again?

By Actual Radio | 25th February 2020

With the days getting longer and the weather soon to warm up Colchester boot sales will be starting again, but when…   Ardleigh Car Boot Sale starts Sunday 8th March 2020 CO7 7QR every Sunday, Bank…

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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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