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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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Voluntary Sector Training Courses in Essex

Voluntary Sector Training

Colchester based Community360 have released their latest programme of courses, offering high-quality, value-for-money voluntary sector training. The courses are tailored towards charities and community groups.   Tina Bullen, Community360’s Training and Development Coordinator, says, “In this programme, there will be a stronger focus on supporting induction processes, such as safeguarding and getting to know the…

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Firstsite Welcomes Zoe Beloff Exhibition

Zoe Beloff

‘Emotions Go to Work’ is an interactive installation by New York based artist and filmmaker Zoe Beloff. It investigates how technology is used to turn our feelings into valuable assets.   Ever since the 19th century, people have been collecting scientific data from the human body and cataloguing emotions.   Today, smart devices try to…

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Gosbecks Archaeological Park “Interpretation Panels”

Gosbecks Archaeological Park

Residents and visitors to Colchester can now find out even more about the historical significance of Gosbecks Archaeological Park, thanks to two new interpretation panels.   The recently installed panels at Gosbecks replace existing ones. They form part of a whole family of panels across the borough, including around the Roman Wall. These are part…

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Colchester’s Plastic Pledge Winners Announced

Plastic Pledge

Colchester’s Plastic Pledge competition winners have been announced as local residents Clare Crick, Andrew Ross and Rachel Wilkinson.   The winners who were selected at random, have all made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics and have won reusable bottles and bags donated by Leisure World Colchester.   Colchester Borough Council’s Colchester Plastic…

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MISSING – Michael Hill from Colchester

Michael Hill

Police in Colchester are appealing for help to find Michael Hill, 43, who is missing from his home in Colchester.   Michael was reported missing on Monday, December 31, and his family and the police are concerned for his welfare.   Police believe he was seen close to The Range, in Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, at…

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Missing Teenager from Colchester

Daniel Sands

Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Daniel Sands who is 16 and has been missing from his home in Colchester since Thursday, December 27.   His family are concerned for his welfare and are trying to locate him.   Daniel is 6ft and was last seen wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms, a…

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