All posts by Lily Morris

Inflation bites as consumer prices soar

By Beth Webb

‘Taking a break’ will become more expensive this year, as Nestle warns that its products are set to increase in price as manufacturing rates soar.

The owner of KitKat has already revealed that its prices have lifted by 3.1 per cent; in an interview with the BBC, Nestle CEO Ulf Mark Schneider said that shoppers should expect higher prices across the sector. Continue reading Inflation bites as consumer prices soar

Street Tag app helps people get out and about

By Beth Webb

Colchester’s parks and streets are being transformed into an interactive virtual playground through a new app. Street Tag is encouraging residents to get active and explore their local area. Users can compete for points by walking, running and cycling to geotags dotted around the town.

The app is taking a new approach to exercise with the aim of getting “every family, everywhere, physically active”.

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Four arrested in child abuse swoop

By Sam Myles

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of rape and the facilitation of a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation, by officers investigating the organised sexual exploitation of children. The Child Sexual Exploitation Proactive Investigation Team carried out search warrants at four different locations in Southend on 1 February, seizing digital devices and cash.

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