Essex FireBike helping to train Colchester soldiers

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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s FireBike team has joined forces with the Army to deliver motorcycle safety training to Colchester-based soldiers. On July 23 the FireBike team delivered a pilot ‘Better Biking Course’ at Colchester’s Merville Barracks, which included a comprehensive classroom presentation on motorcycle safety and safer riding, followed by a four hour […]

Marcus Krakowizer: The Road Less Travelled By

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Nobody sums up sheer willpower and the force of triumph over adversity more than our local Essex-based artist Marcus Krakowizer. DG writer Jennie Johnson catches up with Marcus at his studio to discover why his disability has shaped his art and his life today. Born as an able bodied boy with an ambition to fly […]

Selective Mutism Outlined

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What is Selective Mutism? Selective Mutism is a condition where the sufferer finds themselves unable to speak due to anxiety. They are physically capable of speaking, but are too anxious to do so. It is a situational anxiety disorder and can affect both children and adults, but usually begins in childhood. The person may not […]

Fusion Fever Fires Fling Festival Forward For Fairness

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A festival with a difference What do you expect from a local festival? Bands that you believe you’ve seen the name of scratched illegibly into a chalk board outside a pub? Check. Art and craft stalls stocking abstract pictures of naked middleclass housewives proudly portraying their ‘bangers’ without any mash? Check. How about a guest […]

STAY SAFE IN THE SUNSHINE

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With scorching temperatures again expected across the county this weekend, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are warning people to take extra care so they don’t start field fires. Over the last week the Service has seen a huge increase in field fires as the hot weather has created tinder dry conditions. The huge field […]

Essex Savers: Help with Savings and Affordable Loans

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Do you ever worry about paying for any of the following: car repairs, birthdays/holiday/Christmas, home improvements, school/college requirements, or have you been tempted to take a payday loan? Essex Savers offer its members help with saving and highly competitive interest on loans. For more information please see the attached flyer and the following websites: info@essexsavers.co.uk […]