Gumdrop Scheme Launched In Colchester


We do it with bottles, cans, glass, paper, batteries and more – now Colchester Borough Council is launching the Gumdrop scheme, making it easy to recycle our chewing gum!   In its commitment to ensuring a clean and tidy Town Centre, Colchester Borough Council is concentrating its efforts on gum litter. From 14 January, 34…

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Special Constable Suffers Fractured Jaw in High Street Assault

Two teenagers and a man have been arrested after two Special Constables were assaulted and seriously injured while dealing with an incident in Colchester.   The Special Constables and police officers had responded to a disturbance involving a group of men in High Street at 2.15am today, Sunday, January 13.   While dealing with the…

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CCTV Appeal After Collision on Mersea Road

Mersea Road

Police are looking to trace the driver of this car in connection with a collision on Mersea Road. Colchester.   It was reported that two cars, a white estate and a red Corsa, were in collision on Mersea Road just after 12.50am on Thursday, January 3.   The incident occurred near to The Grapes pub…

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Three Jailed for Killing Colchester Homeless Man

Darren Miller & Mark Hartley

Three people have been jailed for killing a homeless man in Colchester.   Martin Dines had been punched, kicked and stamped on before being left to die in a stairwell at St Mary’s car park on Balkerne Hill.   The 56-year-old’s body was found on the morning of April 23.   Mark Hartley, 32, of…

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WANTED – Andre Bell

Andre Bell

Do you know where Andre Bell is?   Police would like to talk to Bell, 27, after a woman reported that she was punched in the face and had cash and her phone stolen in Colchester.   Bell works as a labourer and has links to Braintree and Manningtree.   Anyone with information is asked…

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Micro-brewery plans confirmed for Jacks


Colchester Borough Council has appointed the contractor to carry out repair works to Jacks that will enable local business Three Wise Monkeys to move in and operate their pint-sized micro-brewery in the town centre.   ARC Group will be carrying out the works to the building over the coming months. Three Wise Monkeys will then…

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More than 30 jobs available at Clacton Pier

clacton pier

More than 30 jobs are up for grabs at Clacton Pier as it prepares for the start of the new season in February.   Bosses at the popular attraction are looking to recruit full-time, part-time and seasonal posts.   A special event is being staged on Thursday January 24 from 12pm to 8pm in the…

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Sport For Confidence Arrives In Colchester!

Sport for Confidence

Colchester residents who find it difficult to access mainstream physical activity and sporting sessions can now enjoy a variety of sports at Leisure World Colchester. It’s all thanks to the arrival of the award winning Sport For Confidence programme, supported by Colchester Borough Council.   The pioneering Sport for Confidence programme places specialist health professionals…

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Colchester Beer Festival Returns to Arts Centre

Colchester Beer Festival

The popular Colchester Beer Festival returns to the Arts Centre from the 29th January to the 2nd February 2019.   Featuring around 130 real ales and ciders or perrys from all over the country, there will be something for everyone.   There will be a full range of beer styles on offer for as much…

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Serious Sexual Assault on New Years Day

Detectives in Colchester are investigating reports a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a wooded area near Berechurch Hall Road on New Years Day.   The victim was walking home from New Year’s Eve celebrations along Berechurch Road, opposite Lethe Grove, when she was approached by a man.   The suspect dragged…

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