Popular Smoke & Fire Festival Returns To Colchester in 2022

Things are really hotting up for the return of the popular Smoke and Fire Festival in Colchester Castle Park in 2022. An unforgettable weekend of food, smoke, fire, beer, cider, live music and more.   This alternative food festival promises to be a thrilling experience, showcasing award-winning chefs with live demos, real ale and cider…

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A Brand New Award Launched To Celebrate Businesses In Colchester

Do you know a business that has gone above and beyond, and deserves recognition from the business community? Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) have launched a brand-new business award to celebrate business excellence in Colchester town centre.   You can nominate your favourite businesses to be in for the chance to win one of…

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Fare Dodgers and Fraudsters Pay Over £4 million To Greater Anglia

Fare dodgers and fraudsters paid over £4 million to Greater Anglia in 2021 in fines from fare evasion and repayments for claiming compensation or refunds for journeys they didn’t make.   The company’s revenue protection officers – ticket inspectors – issued over 54,000 penalty fares in 2021, to the value of £1.63 million.   Penalty…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Unveil Unique Supporter Sculpture

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) unveiled a unique sculpture at its Earls Colne Airbase on Thursday 22nd July 2021. The installation “Supporting Us, Supporting You”, which will take pride of place at the airbase entrance, is the result of the charity’s sculpture Design Project, in collaboration with Harlow College.  Art and Design student Kiera…

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The Red Arrows To Return To Clacton This Summer

The Red Arrows will fly over Clacton on two days this summer as the town celebrates its 150th anniversary.   Along with the world-renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), the ace Royal Air Force (RAF) display team will grace the skies for the special flypast in August.   Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure…

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Street Tag Brings Fun To The Streets Of Colchester!

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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New Business Support Service To Launch Across Tendring

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 & Herts Air Ambulance Gets Keys To New Airbase

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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