Shrub End’s Crowd-Funded Defibrillator Is Now Ready To Save Lives

Following last weeks news item where I expressed my frustration at the length of time taken to site a defibrillator at the Co-Op on Shrub End, I am happy to report the machine is now located and charged ready should it be needed. Martin Ford of Colchester Community First Responders has thanked all involved, andContinue reading Shrub End’s Crowd-Funded Defibrillator Is Now Ready To Save Lives

Opinion: Why Will Quince is Wrong To Criticise CBC Over Centurion Mag

Colchester’s MP Will Quince hit out at Colchester Borough Council (CBC) last week for spending £17,000 per edition on a leaflet which is being sent to household across the Borough. The ‘Centurion’ is a free newspaper designed to make residents more aware of council projects and services, which Mr Quince labelled as “absolutely disgraceful”. “Last weekContinue reading Opinion: Why Will Quince is Wrong To Criticise CBC Over Centurion Mag

Colchester Borough Council’s ‘Dying To Work’ Policy is Vital For Terminally Ill

Last month, my beautiful aunt – Beth Manister – lost her battle with cancer. She was just 47. Beth was diagnosed with the disease in 2017 and despite fighting hard, she eventually lost the battle with the cruel disease. Beth worked for the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) who continued to pay her during her treatment andContinue reading Colchester Borough Council’s ‘Dying To Work’ Policy is Vital For Terminally Ill

Colchester Celebrates Pride and Town Hall Flies the Rainbow Flag

It’s Christmas Eve here in LGBT+ Colchester. Tomorrow, as a community, we must show our UNITY. Colchester Borough Council have quite rightly agreed to fly the Rainbow Flag. Cllr Mark Cory, an openly gay man, is in full support of this weekends Colchester has Pride event, stating that he hopes to bring many events ofContinue reading Colchester Celebrates Pride and Town Hall Flies the Rainbow Flag

Opinion: I Wish I’d Bothered to Donate Blood Sooner

Rapidly approaching 40, I was conscious that I’d never donated blood, despite promising I would for the past 10 years. When I saw a post on social media over the winter regarding low blood stocks, I decided it was time to overcome my fear of needles and book an appointment. Like many families around the UK,Continue reading Opinion: I Wish I’d Bothered to Donate Blood Sooner