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October

Local artist illustrat...

The first mural in St Mary’s multi-storey car park, which celebrates the town’s amazing history, has been unveiled

The first mural in St Mary’s multi-storey car park, which celebrates the town...

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Don’t let pumpkins bec...

Residents are being asked to make the most of their jack- o’-lanterns this Halloween by making, munching and mulching them.

Residents are being asked to make the most of their jack- o’-lanterns this Ha...

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Councils set out Garde...

Further work required by Planning Inspector expected to be completed by January

Further work required by Planning Inspector expected to be completed by January

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British Cycling fundin...

The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded £590,000 from Places to Ride.

The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded ...

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Half Term spooky sessi...

October Half Term brings a host of fun activities to Colchester Museums

October Half Term brings a host of fun activities to Colchester Museums

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The sky’s the limit fo...

Over the summer, Visit Colchester launched its first ever television advert on SKY AdSmart and its social media channels.

Over the summer, Visit Colchester launched its first ever television advert o...

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Ex-service personnel t...

Up to nine affordable family homes for ex-service personnel or their bereaved spouses are set to be provided under a new partnership arrangement

Up to nine affordable family homes for ex-service personnel or their bereaved...

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Latest Call Centre sur...

An increasing number of people rate their Call Centre experiences positively

An increasing number of people rate their Call Centre experiences positively

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Colchester Council ado...

Colchester Borough Council has added its name to a new charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill.

Colchester Borough Council has added its name to a new charter aimed at helpi...

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Discover a big day wit...

Colchester Events Company's second wedding open day at this popular venue introduced couples to the Secret Chapel

Colchester Events Company's second wedding open day at this popular venue...

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Colchester’s Mayor to ...

One of several events organised by the Mayor of Colchester to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1

One of several events organised by the Mayor of Colchester to commemorate the...

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Colchester's Voluntary...

The Voluntary Welfare Grant supports the Council’s Better Colchester campaign

The Voluntary Welfare Grant supports the Council’s Better Colchester campaign

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Colchester Remembers: ...

The talk will take place in Colchester Castle’s Charles Grey Room, on Saturday 3 November 2018

The talk will take place in Colchester Castle’s Charles Grey Room, on Saturda...

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Make a Colchester Plas...

Residents and local organisations asked to follow council's example and make their own online pledge to reduce their use of single-use plastics

Residents and local organisations asked to follow council's example and m...

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Witches brooms, pumpki...

Fun outdoor activities to celebrate Halloween at High Woods Country Park

Fun outdoor activities to celebrate Halloween at High Woods Country Park

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Council refurbishes ba...

The much-loved Jemima’s Corner is now over 20 years old and needs refurbishment

The much-loved Jemima’s Corner is now over 20 years old and needs refurbishment

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Painting of second St ...

The Roman-inspired second mural will span the south stairwell of the car park

The Roman-inspired second mural will span the south stairwell of the car park

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Get Online Week events...

Colchester residents are being supported to improve their digital skills and knowledge enabling them to access online and digital services

Colchester residents are being supported to improve their digital skills and ...

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Give your views on new...

Colchester Borough Council is inviting comments on its proposed draft Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy for 2019-22

Colchester Borough Council is inviting comments on its proposed draft Stateme...

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Colchester's Town Hall...

Both exceptional venues host weddings of all sizes throughout the year

Both exceptional venues host weddings of all sizes throughout the year

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British comedy superst...

Jimmy Carr makes a welcome return on Saturday 30 November 2019

Jimmy Carr makes a welcome return on Saturday 30 November 2019

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Remembrance Sunday: Ma...

Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Peter Chillingworth, to lead tributes marking the day the guns fell silent a century ago

Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Peter Chillingworth, to lead tributes marking the d...

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Plant a tree in Tommie...

The woodland will provide a living memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War

The woodland will provide a living memorial to those who lost their lives in ...

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Colchester Borough Cou...

The business-led partnership aims to provide a sustainable future for town centre traders

The business-led partnership aims to provide a sustainable future for town ce...

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Colchester Council is ...

Following a recent consultation exercise, three new initiatives are to be added to the work programme of the Policy and Public Initiatives Panel

Following a recent consultation exercise, three new initiatives are to be add...

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Colchester residents w...

The competition asked local residents to share their best images of Colchester Castle

The competition asked local residents to share their best images of Colcheste...

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Council’s delight as s...

Colchester Arts Centre has been awarded a Small Capital Grant of £499,000 to transform the venue’s accessibility for deaf and disabled artists and audience

Colchester Arts Centre has been awarded a Small Capital Grant of £499,00...

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The annual Oyster Feas...

In time-honoured tradition, the Mayor will join guests in sampling the borough’s famous oysters

In time-honoured tradition, the Mayor will join guests in sampling the boroug...

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Cashpoint ram-raid rev...

Robbery unwittingly reveals Co-op building to be an architectural gem

Robbery unwittingly reveals Co-op building to be an architectural gem

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