By Evelina Mezennaja
Graffiti artists have been playing around Colchester streets covering the town with alternative art and messages, angering the council and local community.
The local residents were surprised with yellow hearts sprayed all over the town centre on Valentine’s Day, but the council staff quickly cleaned it up. Continue reading Council on mission to clean up graffiti
By Lily Morris & April Norris
Essex is facing the consequences of Storm Eunice, as the UK is battered by 100 mph winds and heavy rain. The Met office has put a red weather warning in place for wind across England.
There is high risk of flying debris, falling trees, downed power lines, and damage to buildings, including roofs blown off of homes. Continue reading Storm Eunice batters Essex
By Lily Morris
Lecturers part of the University and College Union (UCU) are continuing their strikes this month, with lessons paused in universities across the country. Strikes at the University of Essex are taking place over two periods totalling ten days, up to Wednesday 2 March. Continue reading National Strikes continue across Universities
By Sam Myles
Bereaved father Les Balkwell has asked High Court judges to order a new independent investigation into the death of his son.
Continue reading Father wants new probe into Balkwell death
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”.
Continue reading Street Tag app helps people get out and about