Colchester Covid Test Centre

A new fast testing centre is opening in Colchester for those who DO NOT have symptoms of Covid-19.   Colchester residents with no symptoms are being encouraged to get tested to help reduce the spread of the virus and the pressure it is putting on hospitals and the care system.   The new Colchester Testing…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Following the busiest year ever for its critical care teams, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is now helping with the transfer of some COVID-19 patients between hospitals.   When required, the team based at the charity’s North Weald Airbase travel by helicopter or Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) to the relevant hospital, and accompany the…

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Community 360 Colchester

Community360 is calling for volunteers to help support all partners to care for our loved ones, as the NHS and other colleagues struggle with the discharge of patients from hospital to their homes and to help with their recovery process.   Volunteers are urgently needed to help with all areas of support from domiciliary care,…

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Colchesters Northern Gateway Sports Park

The opening of the new Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park has been rescheduled to 26 April 2021 should government guidelines allow, amidst Covid-19 uncertainty.   This will help ensure that the Northern Gateway Sports Park, which was on track to open by Easter 2021, can open safely to residents and visitors to shape healthy, active…

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Nigel Clack

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find Nigel Clack, 60, who is missing from Harwich.   Nigel was last seen on Sunday, January 10, and his family and police are concerned for his welfare.   He is described as 5ft 6in tall, slim build with long, greying brown hair and has a number…

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Donald Ralph

Tributes have been paid to an Aldham man, who was described as a unique character with boundless energy and enthusiasm.   Donald ‘Don’ Ralph, 83, was sadly found deceased at his home in Halstead Road shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 29 December.   His niece Tina Ralph said: “Don was a very young at heart,…

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Colchester SOS Bus

The Open Road SOS Bus, which is normally found on Colchester High Street, made its debut on Christmas Tree Island in Clacton last Friday to offer support to local residents who are homeless, at risk of homeless, street drinking or just in need of local support services.   Organised in partnership with SHELLS (Shelter &…

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Christmas In Colchester

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!   They have their first ever canopy covered, well ventilated and covid secure, flame heated garden. Bringing you magical and…

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Keep Colchester Reading

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.   Lee Scordis said “After helping with the delivery of food to free school meal families over half-term, It came…

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