Posts Tagged ‘Essex’

Venue Change for Colchester “Nearly Festival”

Nearly Festival

Organisers of this year’s Colchester Nearly Festival are upbeat about a late switch to the Old Heath recreation ground from Castle Park. It’s good news for nearby residents, who will be offered tickets to the popular family event and advance ticket holders have been notified.   The two-day music festival was due to take place…

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Colchester Carnival 2019 Date Announced

Colchester Carnival

The date for the 2019 Colchester Carnival has been announced.   Colchester Fire Station have taken on the challenge of organising the ‘Colchester Carnival 2019’ and are pleased to be able to confirm the event details.   Colchester Carnival 2019 will take place on Saturday 14th September with a start time of 6.30pm. The carnival…

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Start your own Colchester Roman Invasion with Visit Colchester!

Roman Invasion

Following Visit Colchester’s Roman Invasion of Liverpool Street Station this month, and to support English Tourism Week, we would like to encourage as many people as possible to get out and about and discover the many great tourist attractions that Colchester, Britain’s First City, offers visitors and residents alike.     English Tourism Week is…

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Danny Bostock Jailed for Murder Over Coin Collection

Danny Bostock

Danny Bostock has been jailed for 30 years after murdering an acquaintance for his collection of rare coins.   Gordon McGhee, 52, was found dead at his flat in Forest Road, Colchester, just before 2pm on August 22, 2018.   Danny Bostock, 33, of Berberis Walk was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court today, March 26.…

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Colchester Mayor presents Cheque to Royal British Legion

Colchester Mayor

Colchester Mayor Cllr Peter Chillingworth, presented a cheque for more than £1,255 to the Royal British Legion (RBL) at its pop-in centre on Colchester High Street.   The impressive sum was raised through several events organised by Mayor Chillingworth to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice last year.   On 3 November, a special Firstsite…

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Ioan Sabou Jailed For 12 Years

Ioan Sabou

Ioan Sabou has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of an aggravated burglary in Colchester in May 2018.   Ioan Sabou of Combs Lane, Great Finborough appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday, March 22 for sentencing having been convicted of the offence on March 7.   The Jury heard how Sabou…

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Ostrich Causing Delays On The A12 Tonight


An Ostrich has been casing traffic chaos tonight for divers on the A12 near Colchester’s Job Serve Community stadium.   Traffic has now eased in the area after the bird was herded onto a grass bank.   Who is he and where did he come from? His name is Colin and he escaped last year.…

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Officers injured in fail to stop collision in Dedham

Officers Injured

Police are appealing for dash cam footage after two officers were injured in Dedham just before 10.20am on March 18.     After spotting a car they believed may have been stolen, the officers followed the vehicle onto Gun Hill.   The car failed to stop for officers and rammed our police car backwards by…

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Visit Colchester Invades Liverpool Street Station Today


Users of Liverpool Street Station today have been greeted by Roman soldiers promoting Colchester as a tourism destination.   The event organised by Visit Colchester is running from 7am – 7pm tonight and is anchored by a pop-up Visitor Information Centre on the main Liverpool Street concourse.   Throughout the day, Visit Colchester and partners have been greeting…

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