SMALL VENUE: director Cassie Catchpole outside her eight-seat performance space
By Joeann Murphy
A 10-minute play put on in a caravan stunned Essex students last month with its frank approach to sexual harassment and consent.
The Caravan Theatre was parked outside the university student centre – with room for an audience of eight for each performance of the short play, Can’t Touch This. Continue reading
RELIEVING THE GLOOM: Colchester at night before the lights go off
By Alex Maxam
Colchester residents are angry that talks to turn the town’s streetlights back on in the small hours have broken down.
Essex county council refused to support Colchester borough council’s plan for the lights to stay on all night, every night, for the next two years. Continue reading
NOT WANTED: Jackson, a three- year-old toy poodle
By Charley Goff
A dog may be man’s (or woman’s) best friend – but a north Essex pet rescue centre reports a worrying increase in the number of dogs abandoned after being bought as fashionable accessories. Continue reading
POLL GURU: Essex professor Paul Whiteley is sceptical about David Cameron
By Lauren Dorling
Essex University’s leading expert on opinion polling has dismissed David Cameron’s deal on a reformed relationship for Britain in the EU as irrelevant mere days after the prime minister announced his settlement. Continue reading
NO TRAINS: cancellations and bus services made journeys longer
By Cijo Jose
Storm Imogen caused travel chaos last month in Essex and Suffolk as winds of up to 100mph swept the region.
Trains between London and the Essex coast towns of Clacton and Walton were unable to run beyond Thorpe-le-Soken. Continue reading