Decorus UK Ltd in Administration

I have been informed today that Decorus UK Ltd, based in Colchester, is filing for Administration. The company stopped paying staff and assessors salaries in February 2017 after a whistle-blowing investigation ceased all funding from the Government to Decorus UK and in turn the cash dried up.   What next for Learners? An email from […]


Brights pub, Colchester – Memories

I was recently reading a history of Colchester pubs on the Camulos website when I noticed a brief listing for ‘Brights’; a pub which was situated on Straight Road. The pub had a relatively short life compared to others being open for just 12 years from 1884 until 1996 when poor trade let to be […]


New OFSTED approved pre-school opens in Monkwick

A new OFSTED approved pre-school has opened for Monkwick and the surrounding area. Little Polar Bear Pre-School is providing care from 9am until midday from Monday to Friday, including free 15 hours government funding per week for 3 to 5 year olds. “We’re very proud to be able to provide this new service for the […]

DVLA Clamps Untaxed Vehicles

DVLA Clamps Untaxed Vehicles in crackdown on law breakers

Drivers are being warned as the DVLA Clamps Untaxed Vehicles at the roadside of the road if they fail to pay for Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax). The DVLA and Local Authorities are carrying our sweeps of major towns and cities across the UK as they look for vehicles where drivers have failed to pay […]

Colchester Hospital

An NHS Hospital in crises – Colchester Hospital problems

The NHS is failing. It’s a fact that I’d been warned about but didn’t quite believe until a close family member was admitted to Colchester Hospital in December 2016. I should be clear before I commence: the NHS appears to have saved my dad’s life, and for that I am truly grateful. The Radiotherapy department and […]


Asia Delight, Chinese takeaway delivery, Colchester

Asia Delight Chinese food takeaway re-opened in 2016 with new owners and a new menu. The restaurant has had a makeover with the reception area now much more cleaner and with nice new seats. It offers takeaway only. The company can be contacted on 01206 548881. Asia Delight deliver within a 3 mile area (or […]


Lack of GP appointments, yet even more homes coming to Colchester

It seems peculiar at the time of the announcement of more homes coming to Colchester, GP practices are already struggling to provide appointments; and there seems little planning is being made for extra provision any time soon. Most doctors surgeries in Colchester now offer a ‘same day only’ appointment system. Patients are expected to call […]


Beggars at Colchester Aldi

My wife came home last night concerned, after yet another beggar had approached her asking for some change to “get a bus home” as she was putting her shopping in the car at Aldi on Magdalen Street in Colchester. This is a regular occurrence and the same bunch of people seem to be preying on […]

Poppies on Colchester Castle

Poppies on Colchester Castle – A tribute for Armistice Day

As a mark of respect for Armistice Day, Colchester Borough Council arranged for a projection of Poppies on Colchester Castle. Colchester has had a long standing relationship with the military as one of the country’s largest garrison towns, and the Poppies on Colchester Castle seem a fitting tribute. The idea attracted thousands of people over […]