Every year in the UK, February is LGBT+ History Month. This national programme sees organisations countrywide showing their support for the LGBT+ community in a variety of different ways.   From school and university programmes and arts and cultural events there will be a diverse range of activities on offer this year by organisations all…

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If you are taking part in Veganuary, Colchester Market is where you’ll find lots of local vegan traders, all of whom are promoting their own vegan produce throughout January.   Colchester Market stall holders providing a range of vegan produce include Compleat Caterers, Chickpea Catering, Polka Dot Cake Co. and Vool Vegan Cool.   For…

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Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story has had its final participants added to the exhibition at Colchester Castle. This time, there will be eight people showcasing a range of different forms of adornment worn by Colchester residents.   Adorn is Colchester Museums’ first major exhibition since it reopened in 2014. It showcases the diverse ways people…

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Police officers out on patrol in Colchester stopped a van and seized a large amount of suspected cannabis.   They were just finishing dealing with another matter in Colchester when they spotted a Ford Transit in Gascoigne Road in the early hours of Tuesday 7 January.   Due to the nature of how it was…

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Following the countdown to Christmas the team at Colchester Zoo have been counting up its residents as they undertake the task of their yearly stock take.   Now the task of counting the animals may seem an easy one but every mammal, bird, fish and reptile has to be counted! For their elephant care team,…

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On Thursday 12th December Colchester went to the polls in the General Election 2019. Actual Radio; Colchester’s local radio station was live from 10pm until the results were announced at 3am.   With a full team including presenter Phil Terry in the studio who was joined by Actual Radio’s political annalist Scott Everest, and Andre…

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Following Colchester Amphora Homes’ successful planning approval for their upcoming development at Creffield Road in Lexden, Colchester, work is now underway to determine if the site has any major archaeological significance prior to construction works beginning in 2020.   The site has been earmarked as potentially notable due to its location on a former Roman…

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Colchester is looking merry and bright. Christmas trees are on display, the town is lit with festive lights and Colchester Castle is getting ready to host its annual open evening.   Taking place on Wednesday 11 December, the Castle will be throwing its doors open for FREE and welcoming visitors from 3pm – 8.30pm.  …

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Colchester Borough Council is offering shoppers an early Christmas present with free parking in the town during Late Night Shopping again this year.   Parking charges will be waived in all council-owned town centre car parks from 3pm on the three Wednesdays in December: 4, 11 and 18 December. Many of Colchester’s huge selection of…

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