By Charley Goff
Peggy Fortnum, the original illustrator of Paddington Bear, has died, aged 96, in a Colchester old people’s home.
By Victoria Williams
Four Colchester doctors have developed a treatment to prevent blood clotting that could save many lives.
The treatment is to be adopted in hospitals in The Essex Urology group which include all five acute hospital trusts in Essex, Ipswich hospital and Barts health NHS Trust. Continue reading
By Joeann Murphy
A 60-year-old Colchester man whose daughter almost died of asthma 20 years ago is making a big effort to raise money for asthma charities.
Ray Castle’s latest fundraising effort is to run in the London Marathon. He’s hoping to raise £5,000 for Asthma UK. Continue reading
By Molly Garlick
Clacton County High School’s under-13s girl’s football team has won a place at the Premier League Schools Tournament finals, representing Chelsea FC.
Last month the girls took part in the first tournament held at Moulsham high school in Chelmsford, where they played against all participating Essex school teams. They played six matches, one of which was against local rivals Tendring technology college, which went to sudden-death penalties. But a goal from Sara Smith-Walters meant the CCHS girls were victorious. They are now at the top girls’ football competition. Continue reading
By Molly Garlick
Essex service search and rescue dog team John Ball and his border collie Darcy have won a bravery award for their international work.
Since training Darcy as a puppy, John has gone on to take his four-legged friend to many incidents in Essex. The team were also a part of international rescue efforts in Sumatra in 2009 and in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes last year. Continue reading