Strictly Champion siblings, Kevin and Joanne Clifton, will be fox-trotting their way to Charter Hall in Colchester, on 13 November, with an intimate show produced for a socially distanced audience: An Evening with Kevin And Joanne Clifton.   The much-loved dancing duo, who have both won the highly sought-after glitter ball trophy on the hit…

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A new Colchester-wide campaign has launched today, National Clean Air Day, to encourage drivers to switch off their car engines while they wait at traffic lights, level crossings or outside schools, to improve their own health and help reduce air pollution in the town.   The campaign, CAReless POLLUTION, comes as research(1) shows 87% of…

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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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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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