Britannia Gurkha Restaurant, Colchester: Tradtional Napolese Cuisine

The Britannia Gurkha Restaurant near the heart of Colchester is an excellent example of how you can take a failing pub and turn it into a successful family business. The History of the Britannia Gurkha Restaurant The Britannia had been a successful Colchester pub for many years, but as changes occurred to the Garrison and […]

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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 […]

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1805 map of Colchester Town shows huge changes in 200 years

I discovered a 1805 map of Colchester recently which shows the huge changes since 1805. Original drawn by J. Britton, the map shows that Colchester really was just a small town surrounded by fields in all directions and the river Colne to the North and East. I’ve taken the map and added some modern-day landmarks […]

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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 […]

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Brightlingsea CO-OP cash machine stolen in ram-raid

A cash machine at Brightlingsea CO-OP was stolen in the early morning in a ram-raid on the front of the building. A representative from the East of England Co-operative said that the theft happened around 2am this morning. He believes that thieves stole an excavator owned by Case Plant Hire from a nearby field and […]

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Review of Donkey and Buskins, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester

So before I get into the nitty-gritty of this review, you’ll be wanting to know if the¬†Donkey and Buskins is a good or a bad place to visit. It’s neither – it’s excellent. On a spring evening in 2016 my wife and I found ourselves with a rare night without the kids. I’m a fan […]

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Colchester Scouts St. Georges Day Parade 2016

Hundreds of Scouts and Guides turned out on a cold (and at times hailing) Sunday 24th April 2016 to celebrate St. Georges Day with their annual Colchester Scouts St. Georges Day parade through Colchester Town, made especially important as it’s the same year of the Queens 90th Birthday. The parade was joined by Colchester Mayor […]

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Video: Colchester Murderer James Fairweather Custody interview

A video has today emerged on Youtube of James Fairweather talking about “voices” encouraging him to brutally murder James Attfield and Nahid Almanea in Colchester. Fairweather is heard saying that the voices said “he’s the one” and the “my voices were laughing louder and louder” as he continued to stab Mr Attfield. But there has […]

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James Fairweather convicted of Colchester murders

April 2016 has seen murderer James Fairweather convicted for murdering James Attfield and Nahid Almanea in two brutal attacks in Colchester during 2014. Fairweather, who had previously been unnamed due to his age, admitted murdering the pair in unprovoked attacks. James Attfield was stabbed over 100 times by Fairweather who claimed that voices in his […]

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Essex and Herts Air Ambulance takes off from Blackheath, Colchester (HD)

Following on from my previous post about a spectacular helicopter crash in New Zealand, I was reminded of some HD footage I captured of the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance when in landed in a play park a few meters from my house a couple of years ago at Blackheath, Colchester. Having a chat with […]

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