Posts Tagged ‘Essex’

Will you find the “Giving Tree” in Mile End?

Giving Tree Mile End

A family in Mile End are raising awareness of children and families not so fortunate as them this Christmas by placing a “Giving Tree” in their front garden.   The tree will be accompanied with a present box. Generous residents of Mile End are asked to donate presents to help the charity Kids Inspire.  …

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Trio Convicted for Killing Homeless Man in Colchester

Three people have been convicted for their part in the brutal killing of a homeless man in a Colchester car park.   Martin Dines, 56, was found by a car park worker in a stairwell at St Mary’s car park on Balkerne Hill on the morning of April 23rd 2018.   A post-mortem examination found…

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Lawford

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car in Harwich Road, Lawford.   Police were called shortly after 2.20am today, Saturday, December 8. Sadly the man died at the scene. A 20-year-old man from the Clacton area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody for…

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Your chance to see Roman remains in Colchester this Saturday

Colchester Archaeologist

Colchester Archaeologists are having a “mini” open day at the Mercury Theatre this Saturday (8th December) between 9.30am and 12.30pm & 1pm to 3.30pm. Works have been taking place on the site ahead of the major redevelopment.   Visitors will be able to see the remains of parts of what may prove to have been…

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Colchester Venues to be equipped with Acid Attack Kits

Acid Attack Kit - [Image SP Services]

A new safety initiative is set to provide several town centre venues with special kits designed to offer immediate first aid in the event of an acid or other corrosive substance attack.   A joint funding application to the Safer Colchester Partnership’s rolling grants programme by the Police, Colchester Borough Council, SOS Bus and Pubwatch…

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Colchester Charity Receives Generous Donation

Colchester Food Bank Donation

Colchester Foodbank has received a generous donation of £400 from Alice Goss’s Without Walls project.   Without Walls was a labour of love taking two years’ work and considerable time and effort from everyone who has contributed to the book compiled by Alice Goss.   The book features poems about Colchester Castle, Boudica, the Siege,…

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CCTV Appeal – Attempted Robbery at University of Essex

University of Essex Appeal

Do you recognise this man?   Police would like to talk to him about an attempted robbery outside the University of Essex in Colchester at around 1.30am on Friday, November 30th.   A woman in her 20s, was walking outside the campus when a man grabbed her arm and attempted to take her purse and…

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