Posts Tagged ‘News’

Help Needed to Raise £1,350 for a Community Defibrillator for Monkwick & Berechurch

Automatic External Difibrillator (AED)

Colchester Councillor Dave Harris and the Colchester Community First Responders are asking for your help to raise the £1350 to fund an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the Monkwick & Berechurch communities of Colchester.   An AED defibrillator is used in cases of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias which lead to sudden cardiac arrest, (which is not…

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Will you find the “Giving Tree” in Mile End?

Giving Tree Mile End

A family in Mile End are raising awareness of children and families not so fortunate as them this Christmas by placing a “Giving Tree” in their front garden.   The tree will be accompanied with a present box. Generous residents of Mile End are asked to donate presents to help the charity Kids Inspire.  …

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Trio Convicted for Killing Homeless Man in Colchester

Three people have been convicted for their part in the brutal killing of a homeless man in a Colchester car park.   Martin Dines, 56, was found by a car park worker in a stairwell at St Mary’s car park on Balkerne Hill on the morning of April 23rd 2018.   A post-mortem examination found…

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Lawford

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car in Harwich Road, Lawford.   Police were called shortly after 2.20am today, Saturday, December 8. Sadly the man died at the scene. A 20-year-old man from the Clacton area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody for…

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Your chance to see Roman remains in Colchester this Saturday

Colchester Archaeologist

Colchester Archaeologists are having a “mini” open day at the Mercury Theatre this Saturday (8th December) between 9.30am and 12.30pm & 1pm to 3.30pm. Works have been taking place on the site ahead of the major redevelopment.   Visitors will be able to see the remains of parts of what may prove to have been…

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Colchester Venues to be equipped with Acid Attack Kits

Acid Attack Kit - [Image SP Services]

A new safety initiative is set to provide several town centre venues with special kits designed to offer immediate first aid in the event of an acid or other corrosive substance attack.   A joint funding application to the Safer Colchester Partnership’s rolling grants programme by the Police, Colchester Borough Council, SOS Bus and Pubwatch…

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Essex Police’s new Town Centre team starts work in Colchester

A dedicated Town Centre Team made up of Special Constables, Police Community Support Officers and a Police Constable has been recruited by Essex Police as part of the Colchester Town Centre Action Plan (TCAP).   This week sees the launch Team Ten a multi-agency project delivered in partnership by Essex Police, Colchester Borough Council and…

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Police release CCTV Image after Assault in Colchester High Street

Assault High Street Colchester - CCTV

Essex Police are appealing for information after a man was punched and knocked unconscious in the High Street, Colchester.   The 24-year-old victim was punched in the head and knocked unconscious. The attack happened in the High Street at around 3.45am on Sunday 11th November. The victim suffered a lump to his head.   Police…

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