Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Following the busiest year ever for its critical care teams, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is now helping with the transfer of some COVID-19 patients between hospitals.   When required, the team based at the charity’s North Weald Airbase travel by helicopter or Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) to the relevant hospital, and accompany the…

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Donald Ralph

Tributes have been paid to an Aldham man, who was described as a unique character with boundless energy and enthusiasm.   Donald ‘Don’ Ralph, 83, was sadly found deceased at his home in Halstead Road shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 29 December.   His niece Tina Ralph said: “Don was a very young at heart,…

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Colchester SOS Bus

The Open Road SOS Bus, which is normally found on Colchester High Street, made its debut on Christmas Tree Island in Clacton last Friday to offer support to local residents who are homeless, at risk of homeless, street drinking or just in need of local support services.   Organised in partnership with SHELLS (Shelter &…

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Greater Anglia Trains

Greater Anglia has commissioned a leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services to test for COVID-19 on its trains – and every test has come back negative.   SOCOTEC has so far carried out 40 ‘biological assessments’ on a randomly selected number of trains departing or arriving from Liverpool Street. The COVID-19 virus was…

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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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Colchester Borough Council would like to hear from community-based organisations, businesses or groups from across the borough and beyond, who are interested in taking over management of the Abbey Field Centre and breathe new life into the landmark community building.   The spacious and well-connected property, formally the Garrison Gym, is located at Circular Road South in the heart of Colchester’s Garrison and Shrub End communities. It will become…

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Comedy superstar John Bishop is to bring his brand-new, highly anticipated ‘Right Here, Right Now’ World Tour to Charter Hall, Colchester with two new dates on 19 October 2021 and 29 January 2022.   John Bishop’s World Tour will visit major theatres and arenas around the UK and Ireland from early September 2021 before culminating…

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Colchester’s wonderful parks and green spaces have been more important to residents’ health and wellbeing this year than ever before, with so many people using them for exercise during the coronavirus pandemic.   The ongoing pandemic means that Colchester Borough Council will not be able to organise its much-loved parks and countryside events this summer,…

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