Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Following the busiest year ever for its critical care teams, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is now helping with the transfer of some COVID-19 patients between hospitals.   When required, the team based at the charity’s North Weald Airbase travel by helicopter or Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) to the relevant hospital, and accompany the…

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Donald Ralph

Tributes have been paid to an Aldham man, who was described as a unique character with boundless energy and enthusiasm.   Donald ‘Don’ Ralph, 83, was sadly found deceased at his home in Halstead Road shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 29 December.   His niece Tina Ralph said: “Don was a very young at heart,…

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Greater Anglia Trains

Greater Anglia has commissioned a leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services to test for COVID-19 on its trains – and every test has come back negative.   SOCOTEC has so far carried out 40 ‘biological assessments’ on a randomly selected number of trains departing or arriving from Liverpool Street. The COVID-19 virus was…

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Walsingham Road, Colchester

Police in Colchester have launched a witness appeal after a man suffered serious injuries during an assault that took place in Walsingham Road, Colchester.   On Thursday 15 October, at 8.30pm, officers responded to reports that a man in his 20s has been assaulted. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.   Officers are…

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Families in and around Essex with children who have a life-threatening condition, will receive vital support, thanks to a grant from Barclays to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity based in Pitsea.   The Barclay’s 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme was launched in April to help people and communities most impacted by the pandemic, with Rainbow…

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Colchester Borough Council would like to hear from community-based organisations, businesses or groups from across the borough and beyond, who are interested in taking over management of the Abbey Field Centre and breathe new life into the landmark community building.   The spacious and well-connected property, formally the Garrison Gym, is located at Circular Road South in the heart of Colchester’s Garrison and Shrub End communities. It will become…

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The RAF Red Arrows are due to fly over Colchester this afternoon as the French President Emmanuel Macron visits London.   Weather permitting the jets will take off from an RAF base in Oxfordshire before going over London and then towards Essex.   Their flight plan will take them over Colchester just after 5pm.

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