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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With times like these being very difficult for many, sometimes a little treat doesn’t go a miss. Local businesswoman Celia Cole is behind The Polka Dot Cake Company, who are now offering a fantastic “Afternoon Tea” home delivery service.   Celia is a familiar face in Colchester selling her bakes at food & drink festivals,…

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A phased return to work on the A133 Ipswich Road to Harwich Road improvement works in Colchester is planned for early May say Essex County Council.   The main contractor for the scheme, Eurovia, has reviewed the situation and is preparing for a phased return to work.   New ways of working and checks that supplier…

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Colchester Borough Council has awarded £20 million to support over 50% of local businesses eligible for the Government’s Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant from 1 April 2020. The grants were announced last month, under the Government’s response to COVID-19.   Last month, £42 million was given to the council by the Ministry…

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Monthly collections of glass, cans, plastics, paper and card will start from 13 April Households can continue to put out one additional 60-litre black bag of non-recyclable rubbish for collection on a Blue Week. Despite the impact of coronavirus, Colchester Borough Council has continued to collect non-recyclable rubbish and food waste, which is in line…

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Colchester Borough Council has unveiled the second mural in St Mary’s multi-storey car park, in Colchester, celebrating the town’s amazing history.   The first mural was unveiled in October 2018 and the second mural, which spans the south stairwell of the car park, has been painted for free by the same local artist (who does…

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Colchester’s much loved attraction, Leisure World’s Leisure Pool will be closed for maintenance from Monday 25th November until Thursday 5th December.   The work will include draining the pool to complete technical plant maintenance. During this time Leisure World will complete other works in the Leisure Pool, including resealing pool floors and redecorating some of…

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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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This Halloween, Colchester Castle is launching a brand-new escape experience.   Set in Europe’s largest Norman keep, come and explore the mysterious goings on that have caused several members of the Castle team to disappear!   Escape At The Castle is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family together to see if you can…

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