Essex Firefighters return from Turkey

The rescue missions have not stopped in Turkey, after the country has been hit alongside Syria by an earthquake. Picture by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (

By Natalie Hensel 

Three Essex firefighters have returned from Turkey after supporting the International Search and Rescue team.  Continue reading “Essex Firefighters return from Turkey”

St Nicholas Square in Colchester Will See a Burst of New Life

By April Norris

This Sunday work on St Nicholas Square in Colchester is going to start.  

It will see new paving as well as the planting of a London plane tree and three Turkish Hazel trees to be planted in the old tree’s spots, turning the area into a beautiful new space. Continue reading “St Nicholas Square in Colchester Will See a Burst of New Life”

Costs force sandwich shop to close

By Millie Burns

A Mersea sandwich shop is offering a discount for the rest of February as a thankyou to everyone for the support before closing its doors for the last time. 

The Deli announced through a Facebook post that it will be permanently closing at the end of February due to the increasing rising cost.  

Writing on its Facebook page, the shop  stated that they have made the difficult decision to close due to  high and rising costs:  “It is with great sadness that we have to inform all of our wonderful customers that 28 February will be our last day open at the Deli.” 

‘“The past six and half years have been a blast.” 

“We have met some incredible characters and made some great friends whilst being able to work in a role that we have loved.”                                          

The shop won rave reviews from customers. One, Gordan Fancey, posted a review praising “fantastic quality products served by charming staff” with a five-star recommendation. Another customer, Ella, praised its “delicious pasties and sausage rolls”.