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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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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Street Tag Colchester

A free, interactive app called Street Tag, which promotes physical activity in a fun accessible way, launches today in Colchester.   The app has been brought to Colchester by a partnership between Colchester Borough Council and the Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP). Street Tag turns physical activity into a game by converting walking, running and…

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Discover Colchester

Colchester MP Will Quince has teamed up with Lion Walk Shopping Centre manager Martin Leatherdale to bring families across Colchester a free community project.   The project entitled Discover Colchester aims to support families; education, learning, creativity, local history knowledge, mental stimulation, and much more, through lockdown.   There are two project activity books available…

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Christmas In Colchester

Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Colchester have announced the launch of their magical Winter Garden for Christmas. Open daily they have a host of festive treats, including a wonderful Santa experience for the whole family!   They have their first ever canopy covered, well ventilated and covid secure, flame heated garden. Bringing you magical and…

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Keep Colchester Reading

A Colchester resident has started a project to provide disadvantaged families with books this Christmas. Lee Scordis, also a local councillor, came up with the Keep Colchester Reading project, which is now up and running.   Lee Scordis said “After helping with the delivery of food to free school meal families over half-term, It came…

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Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good time at High Woods Country Park this October half term.   The whole family can enjoy four frighteningly good Halloween themed walking trails, suitable for ages 4-8 and 7-11yrs. Venture into the woods and follow the trail to solve the creepy clues and uncover spooky myths and…

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Strictly Champion siblings, Kevin and Joanne Clifton, will be fox-trotting their way to Charter Hall in Colchester, on 13 November, with an intimate show produced for a socially distanced audience: An Evening with Kevin And Joanne Clifton.   The much-loved dancing duo, who have both won the highly sought-after glitter ball trophy on the hit…

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