Posts Tagged ‘News’

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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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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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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Large Quantity of Drugs Seized in Earls Colne


A man has been arrested and a large quantity of drugs and money has been seized after a vehicle was stopped in Earls Colne.   Following concerns raised by local residents, officers carried stopped a vehicle at an address in De Vere Road on Thursday, March 7.   A 19 year-old man was arrested on…

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Special Constables recognised by the Mayor of Colchester

Special Constables

Sixty-six Special Constables who have volunteered almost 24,000 hours of their time in the last 12 months in Colchester, have been recognised by the town’s Mayor with awards for their dedication to policing the town.   The Specials were invited to a presentation event jointly organised by the Safer Colchester Partnership and Essex Police, at…

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Avenue of Remembrance war memorial to be refurbished

Avenue of Remembrance

Colchester Borough Council is starting a programme of refurbishment at the Avenue of Remembrance First World War memorial, situated at the junction of Colne Bank Avenue and North Station Road.   The memorial features plaques listing the names of all those who had commemorative trees planted along the Avenue of Remembrance in 1933. A total…

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Colchester’s Roman Wall to be lit for five nights

Colchester's Roman Wall

Colchester Borough Council will be lighting a 30-metre stretch of Colchester’s Roman Wall for five nights, from Monday 4 March. The lit section extends to the south of Balkerne Gate and will take place from dusk until 11pm each night.   As part of the council’s Better Colchester campaign, the lighting of the wall commits…

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