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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.


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Fortnightly Waste Collections Resume Next Week

By Actual Radio | 19th June 2020

Colchester Borough Council have announced today that fortnightly waste and recycling collections are to restart across Colchester from this Monday, the 22nd June.   From Monday you are advised to use the 2020/21 recycling calendar, which…

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MISSING From Colchester! Lewis Paterson

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

Police in Colchester are looking for 41-year-old Lewis Paterson who’s gone missing from Elizabeth Close, Colchester.   Lewis was reported missing shortly after 12.30am today (Thursday 18 June).   He’s described as white, 6ft 2in tall,…

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Red Arrows Are Due To Fly Over Colchester Today

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

The RAF Red Arrows are due to fly over Colchester this afternoon as the French President Emmanuel Macron visits London.   Weather permitting the jets will take off from an RAF base in Oxfordshire before going…

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Now You Can Get Your Name On The Rollerworld ‘Wall of Fame’

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

Colchester’s popular skating entertainment venue DX’s Rollerworld is offering you the chance to have your name on their ‘Wall of Fame’ and help and secure its future.   Rollerworld’s Wall of Fame is just one of…

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Oakley Raised £621 for the NHS and Receives a Treat.

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

Since lock down young Oakley from Colchester has spent weeks making hundreds of individual pictures to sell to raise money for the NHS. On Tuesday he was rewarded for his efforts with a shopping spree in…

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40ft Whale Washes Up On Clacton Beach

By Actual Radio | 29th May 2020

Essex police are on scene in Clacton this morning where a 40ft whale has washed up on the beach.   Police are currently in attendance with other organisations and discussions are under way on how to…

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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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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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