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Share Your Stories With Colchester Museums!

Colchester Castle is offering locals a unique chance to be part of its new exhibition Adorn: Jewellery, the Human Story, now open at Colchester Castle.   People have chosen to decorate themselves for thousands of years through clothing, jewellery or tattoos in order to stand out and express themselves. However, the stories behind why people…

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Experience Colchester’s history, culture and architecture for FREE!

England’s largest festival of history and culture is back, and this year is better than ever! Hundreds of historic places country wide will be throwing open their doors for free to celebrate their individual heritage, community and history.   Colchester are thrilled to be taking part in the celebrations and many historic properties across the…

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Theft Of Laptop From Colchester Building

Police in Colchester are looking to locate a laptop following reports of a theft in Colchester on Tuesday 3rd September.   Police received information that the device was taken from a building off Circular Road South.   Officers arrested a 38-year-old man from Colchester at around 7.40am and he remains in custody for questioning.  …

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WANTED – Halwest Muradi

Police in Colchester need to find Halwest Muradi in connection with breaching his bail conditions.   Muradi, who has been charged with rape, attempted rape and sexual assault, was bailed until his next court date after initially appearing at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 31 July.   He was issued bail conditions by the CPS…

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Colchester Zoo Names Three Endangered Tiger Cubs

Tiger Clubs Born on the 14th June are now 8 weeks old and are very healthy and strong reports Colchester Zoo.   Staff at the Zoo are pleased to also announce that the tiger cubs have now been named! Visitors were asked to help them decide on the cub’s names; keepers chose their favourite names…

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Colchester United Community Programme Receives Funding Boost

Colchester United Community Programme have been awarded another three years funding from the Premier League Charitable Foundation towards their delivery of Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Kicks projects across Essex.   Colchester United Football in the Community’s Premier League Primary Stars Programme engaged with 4,165 Primary School children and 220 Primary School Teachers…

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Colchester Burglar Jailed For Two Years

A burglar who was identified through blood he’d left at the scene has been jailed for two years.   Dean Thorpe broke into an address in George Road, Colchester on 19 May by smashing a kitchen window.   As he entered he cut himself, leaving drops of blood near the window and on a worktop.…

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150 Colourful Umbrellas Installed In Culver Square!

150 brightly coloured umbrellas have been installed in Culver Square, as part of Colchester Borough Council’s Better Colchester campaign. The installation of the umbrellas took place on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 July.   The umbrellas are coloured purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, and some of them will be lit after nightfall. The…

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Firearm Surrender To Start In Essex

If you have an unwanted or unlicensed firearm you are being encouraged to hand it in to us to help keep Essex safe and prevent it from falling into the hands of criminals.   We are running a two-week firearm surrender from Saturday 20 July until Sunday 4 August where you can hand a firearm…

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