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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Since lock down young Oakley from Colchester has spent weeks making hundreds of individual pictures to sell to raise money for the NHS. On Tuesday he was rewarded for his efforts with a shopping spree in Toy Store.   On Tuesday 16th June, staff at Smyths Toy Superstore in Tollgate, Colchester welcomed Oakley in to…

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In a tweet by Westlife’s official account, the group have confirmed that their shows scheduled for June and July “must be cancelled”.   The group were due to appear in the Castle Park on Saturday 11th July as part of their “All the Hits Tour”.   The tweet continues “Those who have been on the…

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Although Easter was very different this year for everyone at Colchester Zoo. On Saturday 11th April their Animal Care Team were delighted to see that Ruth the Tamandua had given birth to a healthy baby.   The young Tamandua is yet to be sexed but is growing healthy and strong with Ruth proving to be…

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In these unprecedented times life at Colchester Zoo is strange and quiet without visitors. However, nature and life continues despite the feeling of it being on pause.   On the morning of Wednesday 15th April, the Animal Care Team were delighted to see that female Cheetah Sia had successfully given birth to not 1, not…

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