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Best pumpkin patches in London and around the city for picking in time for Halloween

Summer is over and now it's all about the spooky season! Halloween is the quintessential highlight event in the autumn calendar before the festive period kicks off and nothing says that like pumpkin picking. Since last year's celebrations were almost non-existent due to Covid-19, there are more spooky activities and events this year to make up for it.

mylondon.news ,  10h 2
Best pumpkin patches in London and around the city for picking in time for Halloween

Essex museum named as the best in the whole of the country

The Colchester gallery brings home the £100,000 for its innovative arts programme A museum in Essex has won a prestigious award and been named as the best of its kind in the UK. Firstsite, an art gallery in Colchester, has won the Art Fund Museum of the Year award for its diverse mix of historic, modern and contemporary art from around the world.

essexlive.news ,  11h 0
Essex museum named as the best in the whole of the country

Reader letter on Middlewick Ranges and a memorial to troops

COLCHESTER was once a proud garrison town. We were renowned for our Military Tattoos, Army days on Abbeyfield, carnivals and parades with marching bands attracting many visitors to the town. Large areas in and around Colchester were occupied by the Army and were mostly off limits to the public.

gazette-news.co.uk ,  11h 1
Reader letter on Middlewick Ranges and a memorial to troops

Huge £73m splurged on landfill contracts despite failing waste plant

Essex County Council to spend £73m on landfill contracts A £73million deal to continue sending waste to landfill has been agreed by Essex County Council amid a fallout from a failed waste processing plant. The county council has yet to devise a alternative to replace the Eco Tovi site in Basildon, but in the meantime has agreed to spend £73m on extending the landfill contracts for another 18 months until April 2024.

braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk ,  14h 1
Huge £73m splurged on landfill contracts despite failing waste plant

Patient visiting rules relaxed at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals

Patients at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals will be allowed visitors after they have been on-site for 24 hours as Covid visiting rules are relaxed. East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), which manages the hospitals, is reducing the time visitors must wait before seeing patients from 48 hours from Thursday.

eadt.co.uk ,  14h 1
Patient visiting rules relaxed at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals

Museum of the Year awarded to Essex art gallery which transformed to help community during COVID-19 pandemic

The gallery beat competition from four other venues - Centre for Contemporary Art Derry/Londonderry, Experience Barnsley, Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds and Timespan in Helmsdale, Sutherland. A gallery in Essex which transformed to help distribute food to the vulnerable and gave out free school meals has been awarded the title of Museum of the Year.

news.sky.com ,  15h 0
Museum of the Year awarded to Essex art gallery which transformed to help community during COVID-19 pandemic

Hunt for serial drink spiker as 12 people fall ill after visiting Colchester pubs

Chief Inspector Rob Huddlestone spoke out after worried parents reported their children had been mysteriously struck down whilst on nights out Officers are searching for a person responsible for more than a dozen drink spiking incidents in pubs and nightclubs in an Essex town. Young revellers have been rushed to hospital after collapsing or violently ill for no apparent reason whilst on nights out in Colchester with police confirming 12 cases in the past eight weeks

essexlive.news ,  16h 0
Hunt for serial drink spiker as 12 people fall ill after visiting Colchester pubs

Rehabilitation facility to host open day in a bid to recruit more health workers

By George King Digital and Newspaper Journalist A REHABILITATION service is holding an open day at a football stadium in a bid to recruit a wave of new health workers. Cygnet Hospital Colchester is hosting an event next month in the Players’ Lounge of the Job Serve Community Stadium, in United Way.

maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk ,  16h 2
Rehabilitation facility to host open day in a bid to recruit more health workers

Battle of Britain war heroes remembered in poignant ceremonies

Battle of Britain heroes honoured in Clacton and Colchester ceremonies WAR heroes were honoured and remembered in a series of poignant ceremonies held across north Essex. Battle of Britain Day, which was held on Wednesday, marked 81 years since RAF Fighter Command claimed a decisive victory over the German Luftwaffe.

harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk ,  17h 0
Battle of Britain war heroes remembered in poignant ceremonies

Colne Valley Youth Orchestra celebrates 40 glorious years

THE Colne Valley Youth Orchestra had a good reason to celebrate. The group marked its 40th anniversary with a concert staged at the Firstsite, where both training and existing members came together for a day of music and fun. The Colchester-based group was founded in 1981 by music teacher and composer Nigel Hildreth to give a platform to young musicians aged seven to 18 without the pressure of auditions.

gazette-news.co.uk ,  17h 0
Colne Valley Youth Orchestra celebrates 40 glorious years

Museum of the Year: Firstsite, Colchester wins £100k prize

FIRSTSITE has won the coveted Art Fund Museum of the Year award, scooping the £100,000 prize money. The prize was presented to the High Street gallery’s director Sally Shaw at a ceremony at London's Science Museum this evening. The gallery has received praise for its community work, having offered free school meals to children during the school holidays and providing art parks.

gazette-news.co.uk ,  1d 0
Museum of the Year: Firstsite, Colchester wins £100k prize

Museum Of The Year winner announced

A gallery which transformed into a food bank and helped serve free school meals during the pandemic has won a top award. Firstsite in Colchester, Essex, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been crowned Museum Of The Year. It is a contemporary arts organisation which displays a mix of historic, modern and contemporary art from around the world, and puts emphasis on building relationships with artists and the local community.

tivysideadvertiser.co.uk ,  1d 0
Museum Of The Year winner announced

Museum Of The Year winner announced

A gallery which transformed into a food bank and helped serve free school meals during the pandemic has won a top award. Firstsite in Colchester, Essex, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been crowned Museum Of The Year. It is a contemporary arts organisation which displays a mix of historic, modern and contemporary art from around the world, and puts emphasis on building relationships with artists and the local community.

belfasttelegraph.co.uk ,  1d 0
Museum Of The Year winner announced

Police discover cannabis plants at property in Greenstead Road, Colchester

By Rebecca Creed Digital Audience and Content Editor Police have discovered more than 50 cannabis plants at an address in Colchester. Officers were called to reports of a disturbance a property in Greenstead Road at 1.15am this morning, Tuesday September 21. Officers attended the address and discovered a cannabis cultivation.

gazette-news.co.uk ,  1d 9
Police discover cannabis plants at property in Greenstead Road, Colchester

Son tells how father died after single punch to face

The son of a man who died in hospital three weeks after hitting his head on the ground after being punched in the face during a night out in Colchester has told a court his father hadn’t done anything to provoke the blow. Giving evidence at Ipswich Crown Court, Byron Warburton said that immediately before his 46-year-old father Steven Warburton was punched he had been about to pick up his mother who was lying on the ground.

eadt.co.uk ,  1d 36
Son tells how father died after single punch to face

Council to throw £73m sending more waste to landfill amid failed rubbish facility fallout

Essex County Council has yet to devise a alternative to replace the Eco Tovi site in Basildon A £73million deal to continue sending waste to landfill has been agreed by Essex County Council amid a fallout from a failed waste processing plant. The county council has yet to devise a alternative to replace the Eco Tovi site in Basildon, but in the meantime has agreed to spend £73m on extending the landfill contracts for another 18 months until April 2024.

essexlive.news ,  1d 3
Council to throw £73m sending more waste to landfill amid failed rubbish facility fallout

Mum claims baby daughter suffers constant eye infections as agency leaves them in mould-ravaged flat for 18 months

A MOTHER has claimed her baby daughter suffers constant eye infections after being stuck in a mould-ravaged flat. Chaimaa Cesar, 26, says the spores began to take hold of their walls, clothes and furniture last year - but their rental agency is yet to take action.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  1d 33
Mum claims baby daughter suffers constant eye infections as agency leaves them in mould-ravaged flat for 18 months

A1124 Lexden Road - Gazette

Incident details Last updated at 6 minutes A1124 Lexden Road Colchester A1124 Live travel Slow traffic on A1124 Lexden Road both ways between A134 Balkerne Hill and Glen Avenue. Travel time is over 10 minutes. In the roadworks area. Lane restrictions affecting traffic heading in and out of Colchester.

gazette-news.co.uk ,  1d 1
A1124 Lexden Road - Gazette