A ribbon was cut on Friday to official open a new heritage trail marking 150 years of Clacton-on-Sea.   Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to follow the Clacton 150 trail and learn about what was in the area before building of the town began, how the resort grew during the Victorian and Edwardian periods,…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) unveiled a unique sculpture at its Earls Colne Airbase on Thursday 22nd July 2021. The installation “Supporting Us, Supporting You”, which will take pride of place at the airbase entrance, is the result of the charity’s sculpture Design Project, in collaboration with Harlow College.  Art and Design student Kiera…

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Party In The Yard

This Saturday Red Lion Yard in Colchester comes alive with fantastic entertainment for the whole family.   Come along to discover new and exciting shops in Colchester and check out the Red Lion Yard makeover. A real celebration of our local shops and independent retailers.   From 11am on Saturday there will be live entertainment…

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The M25 anti-clockwise in Essex will remain closed until late this evening following an earlier lorry fire.   Britain’s busiest motorway is shut between junctions 27 (M11) and 26 (Waltham Abbey) for repairs to the road surface following a lorry fire which broke out on the exit slip road of the latter junction at 4am…

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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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