Greater Anglia

A Greater Anglia train driver and conductor have inspired thousands of rail workers to look after their health by sharing their weight loss journey at an industry event.   Dean Barnes, 37, a driver, and Al Collis, 35, a conductor, both work on the Greater Anglia routes out of Ipswich.   They teamed up to lose…

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A scheme to put a smile on the face of the older generation in Colchester this Christmas has launched and is receiving an excellent response.   Local Colchester resident Alice Simpson has launched the “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” which is a project to fill lots of shoeboxes with great treats for those in the community…

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Here is our list of local businesses offering FREE school meals in Colchester this half term.     Caffe Sala Ltd – 07999 310 086 5 Eld Lane, Essex, CO1 1LS Monday – Sunday Free Breakfast or Lunch   Belle Vue Social Club – 07311 865356 1 Colne Bank Ave, Colchester ,CO1 1UU Monday –…

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The work of community champions across the borough is to be recognised with a new community recognition award launched by Colchester Borough Council today.   The community recognition award, ‘Together We Can’, will recognise and celebrate community pride in neighbourhoods across the borough and offer thanks to individuals and community groups who have given their…

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Colchester Borough Council’s Community Response Team have been hard at work supporting organisations across the borough, helping them to adapt the way they work and continue to deliver their much-loved community services. Dale Sainty, who runs the Greenstead Filling Station Cafe has set up a not-for-profit ‘meals on wheels’ service, so that Greenstead residents are…

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Colchester United Community Programme have been awarded another three years funding from the Premier League Charitable Foundation towards their delivery of Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Kicks projects across Essex.   Colchester United Football in the Community’s Premier League Primary Stars Programme engaged with 4,165 Primary School children and 220 Primary School Teachers…

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