By Austeja Treinyte
Colchester-based charity Lepra is celebrating this week as 11 runners have completed the London Marathon raising over £20,000.
The runners raised money by holding quizzes, casino nights and even running their own fundraisers on Facebook to help transform the lives of people affected by leprosy. Continue reading
BY ALEX MAXAM
A group of Colchester’s business and professional leaders have joined forces in a bid to promote the town and attract more jobs. They go by the name of Colchester Ambassadors, and today saw their official launch at the Houses of Parliament.
By Ellie Fox
The Department of Health has awarded £1 million to Colchester hospital to loosen the tension on its Accident and Emergency department.
This was the highest amount of funding available.
Colchester’s A&E performance target is 91.7% – it’s currently in special measures, which were imposed by the Care Quality Commission in 2013. The next assessment will take place in July. Continue reading
essexjournalism.com spoke to students, workers and visitors on the University of Essex campus
Steve Winn, 49, security guard
Steve Winn, 49, a member of the university security staff, said: “I will continue to support the Conservatives locally as they’ve done a pretty good job so far. I don’t think young people are interested in the local elections because they don’t know what’s happening locally to them.” Continue reading
Hope Woolston explains what will happen when Essex elects its new county council next month
Every four years, county councils have local elections to decide who will represent each area – known as “divisions”. The people of Essex have their chance to vote on 4 May. Continue reading