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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T4G Women In Business

A specialist business support service is to launch to help firms in Tendring succeed.   Tendring District Council (TDC) has appointed Colbea to run the fully-funded service over the next three years.   Being run as part of TDC’s Tendring4Growth corporate theme, the service is linked to the authority’s Economic Strategy and has recently been…

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Essex Air Ambulance New Airbase

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has taken possession of its brand-new purpose-built airbase at North Weald Airfield following its completion by Barnes Construction.   Work on the facility began in February 2020 after planning permission was granted by Epping Forest District Council. Project managed by quantity surveyors Castons, and designed by architects Hurley Porte…

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Colchester Vaccination Centre

Colchester Borough Council staff are working closely with the NHS to play a key role in the new vaccination centre at the JobServe Community Stadium and Covid-19 testing centre at Leisure World Colchester.   More than 50 redeployed workers have taken up temporary new roles across the borough, since the third national lockdown began, helping…

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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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