Important season ahead for Colchester United

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Important season ahead for Colchester United After the disappointment of relegation, Colchester United will hope that the coming season will hold much better things in store for the club. Since their return to the fourth tier of English football was confirmed in April, the U’s have moved to appoint former Tranmere and Ipswich stalwart, John McGreal as […]

Citizen of Southend

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Citizen of Southend The Citizen of Southend award is open to anyone who resides and works in the Southend Borough. They must qualify in one or more of the following criteria: Criteria for Award Producing an outcome in community projects that leads to the benefit of the whole community of Southend. Caring for someone who […]

Blue Badge Parking at Railway Stations

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Blue Badge Parking at Railway Stations Are you a Blue Badge Holder? Will you participate in a survey about Blue Badge Parking at Railway Stations in Essex? Even if this doesn’t apply to you, you may have a family member for whom it does apply, so please read on. Blue Badge Survey Essex County Council […]

A TV Company Needs Your Help

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A TV Company Needs Your Help TV Company Electric Ray are putting together a BBC Documentary on people aged 18 and over. They are looking for people who are experiencing a big change in their lives. It could be for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include a family reunion, preparing for a job […]

Game of Thrones’ Hodor

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WARNING: Contains spoilers from Game Of Thrones Season 6. “I would like Hodor to die in the middle of a big speech. The first time ever he stands up to say something different he gets eaten by a wolf. That would be ironic.” – Kristian Nairn He only speaks one word, but he’s one of […]

Zion Shaver: All Or Nothing

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“In wrestling, it’s all or nothing, so if I want something, I just have to go for it and give 100% effort and hopefully I get it.” – Zion Shaver Zion Shaver was born in 1997.  He was born without legs because of caudal regression syndrome, a congenital disorder in which there is abnormal foetal […]

Government policy may lead to a breach of the Human Rights Act

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This week the British government’s record on upholding the human rights of people with disabilities is to be examined in Geneva.  The United Nations committee on economic, social and cultural rights will be assessing reports submitted by pro-active disability campaign organisations on the 15th and 16th June. The British government is one of seven United […]

Mission accomplished for C&K Basildon Ladies

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In the second of our features on Essex’s sports clubs we take a look at C&K Basildon Ladies FC who, following their formation in 2004, have risen up the football pyramid to become the top woman’s football team in Essex. Despite this rapid rise however, playing in a new league their aim for the 2015-16 […]

Send a Cow, Leigh on Sea

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Send a Cow, Leigh on Sea After ‘Three Acres And A Cow’ (Cecily Morris was there), she’s now opening her garden in aid of ‘Send a Cow’ ‘Send a Cow is about raising funds to help people in Africa grow their own fruit and vegetables and farm their own animals to provide food for their […]

Carers’ Week

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Carers’ Week Carers’ Week has come around again. It comes along at this time of year, every year. The idea is to celebrate the people who care for those who need it, many of whom do it voluntarily. It tells those carers on behalf of those that they care for, that they are appreciated for […]

3rd Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare Event

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3rd Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare Event Last September a major multi agency Health & Wellbeing Showcase held at Broomfield Hospital was attended by commissioners, health providers and representatives from local charities working in the field of health and social care. The event was very well received by the hospital and its staff. The 40 plus […]

Community Safety Development Fund

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Community Safety Development Fund Following the election of the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, the Community Safety Development Fund (CSDF) has been re-opened and is now available for applications. The CSDF maintains its purpose to support and encourage local community safety partners to develop and deliver effective and/or innovative approaches. These […]

Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund

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Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund A new charitable fund that helps to improve the health, well-being and life chances of local people has been set up. It has been jointly funded by Greenfields Community Housing and Braintree District Council. Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund will provide voluntary and community organisations with the opportunity […]

‘Provide’ Health Related Funding

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‘Provide’ Health Related Funding There is a deadline of 30th June for applications. ‘Provide’ is an Essex based social enterprise which provides a broad range of community health services. ‘Provide’ established the ‘Provide’ Foundation with Essex Community Foundation in 2013 to support the many voluntary and community organisations whose work complements their own. The Fund […]