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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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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For families the annual tradition of visiting Santa Claus at Christmas is the highlight of the festive season and with the special day now only weeks away, time is running out to book that magical visit.   This year consider a visit to Colchester Castle’s magical grotto. The Castle’s Lucas vaults will once again be…

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The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded £590,000 from Places to Ride, the capital grants fund delivered by British Cycling and Sport England designed to create a lasting legacy from the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.   The £590,000 will contribute to the delivery of a cycle track in the north of…

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Colchester Foodbank, Tots 2 Teens the Baby Bank and the Uniform Exchange provide a one stop sop for the local community. Sustainable social housing developer, Cardea Homes, enabled this partnership to happen by being a benefactor. The family hub offer a twice weekly one stop shop with foodbank, babybank and uniform exchange services available on…

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Colchester Borough Council will be celebrating national Recycling Week this week, by hosting free drop-in events for residents to come and talk to them about recycling at home and pick up hints and tips to recycle even more.   Recycling Week events will be taking place: Monday 23 September, 10am –12pm and 1-3pm – Colchester…

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