Today, on national Clean Air Day, pupils from St James’ Primary School in Colchester have published an open letter to their parents, relatives and other carers setting out why clean air is important for young lungs. They are urging adults to adopt better driving habits by switching off the car engine while stationary outside their…

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The Red Arrows will fly over Clacton on two days this summer as the town celebrates its 150th anniversary.   Along with the world-renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), the ace Royal Air Force (RAF) display team will grace the skies for the special flypast in August.   Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure…

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Lion Walk Colchester

Our Colchester BID have announced the successful recipients of their Covid-19 Recovery Fund which opened for applications in March 2021.   The Recovery Fund scheme was launched with the aim of supporting events and projects which would help town centre recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding was adapted from the previously available Create Fund.…

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Tendring Youth Awards

Nominations have opened for the fifth Tendring Youth Awards, taking place in 2021. The Awards aim to celebrate achievements by inspiring young people who live, study or work in Tendring, across a wide range of categories, as well as adults who support them.   Last year the awards had to be cancelled due to the…

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Clacton Pier Fireworks

An iconic seaside attraction is set to celebrate its 150th birthday with a real bang this year.   Clacton Pier is putting on eight free fireworks extravaganzas – with one every week during the school summer holidays.   Bosses were unable to stage any displays last year due to COVID restrictions and they have also…

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Colchester Sports Park

Colchester’s newest sporting facility, the Northern Gateway Sports Park, unique in Essex in featuring a one-mile floodlit cycle track, has opened its doors today (Monday 26 April).   British Cycling, Essex County Cricket, Paddy & Scott’s Café, Colchester Rugby Football Club, Colchester & District Archery Club and Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd celebrated the official opening…

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Exciting news for Colchester’s Food and Drink lovers. The much loved Colchester Food and Drink Festival, is all systems go for June 26-27th 2021 in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.   The festival attracts over 10,000 people per day to Colchester’s Lower Castle Park in the centre of Britain’s oldest recorded town.   Don Quinn one…

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West Mersea Tractor Fire

Firefighters from Colchester, Clacton, Bightlingsea and Manningtree were called to a tractor fire on Colchester Road in West Mersea this afternoon.   On arrival, crews reported that a large tractor was 100% alight and worked to extinguish the fire by 4:06pm.   During the incident, approximately 2000 litres of mixed solution containing chemicals to spray…

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