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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Police officers out on patrol in Colchester stopped a van and seized a large amount of suspected cannabis.   They were just finishing dealing with another matter in Colchester when they spotted a Ford Transit in Gascoigne Road in the early hours of Tuesday 7 January.   Due to the nature of how it was…

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Following the countdown to Christmas the team at Colchester Zoo have been counting up its residents as they undertake the task of their yearly stock take.   Now the task of counting the animals may seem an easy one but every mammal, bird, fish and reptile has to be counted! For their elephant care team,…

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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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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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X Factor Star Stevi Ritchie is appearing as a judge at Rubix Nightclub in Crouch Street, Colchester as part of the venues first Karaoke Sing Stars Competition.   The competition launches on Monday 21st October with the star final taking place on Monday 11th November. As well as Stevi Richie, Actual Radio’s Breakfast Show Presenter…

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Britain’s Got Talent is back and auditions are being held in Colchester. Have you got what it takes to be the next Britain’s Got Talent winner?   The auditions are back and coming to Colchester! If you have what it takes, head on down to Lion Walk, Culver Street East on Sunday 13th October from…

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