V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford

February 26, 2013
V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford

Once again the Chelmsford V Festival will be held at Hylands Park. Tickets have sold out already though. You may be able to get tickets from 3rd party agencies though.…

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Chelmsford City’s Leisure Centres and Gyms

February 26, 2013
Chelmsford City’s Leisure Centres and Gyms

Great news this week for gym goers and fitness enthusiasts in Chelmsford - Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre and Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre are both having their gyms updated…

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Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival

February 26, 2013
Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival

This year’s Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival is held over several days every July. The festival opens at noon every day and closes at 11pm. 5 days of beer, food, music, fun and games!…

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Interflora Dropped From The Internet – But Essex Florists Still Appear

February 22, 2013
Interflora Dropped From The Internet – But Essex Florists Still Appear

If you search Google.co.uk for Interflora you may be surprised to find that they are no longer listed on the Internet. At least, they are no longer listed on Google.…

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Jim Hendrix Live At The Chelmsford Corn Exchange – Feb 25th 1967

February 20, 2013
Jim Hendrix Live At The Chelmsford Corn Exchange – Feb 25th 1967

On February 25th, 1967, shortly after Jimi Hendrix met drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding to formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience (October 1966), he played a gig in Chelmsford. This…

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Colchester Comedy Festival – 18th to 30th April 2013

February 19, 2013
Colchester Comedy Festival – 18th to 30th April 2013

Colchester is to host a festival of comedy, a first for Essex. It will run from the 18th to 30th April 2013. Many well known comedians have already agreed to stand up in…

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Fairport Convention at the Colchester Arts Centre

February 19, 2013
Fairport Convention at the Colchester Arts Centre

Last night I had the pleasure of watching the classic British fold-rock band Fairport Convention play at the Colchester Arts Centre. They were supported by Fake Thackray (real name John Watterson).…

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Essex Football Clubs

February 18, 2013
Essex Football Clubs

Essex has some great football clubs. Although there are no Premiership clubs in Essex there are many league clubs around the county with passionate supporters. All of the follow clubs…

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Football In Dagenham

February 18, 2013
Football In Dagenham

It is the national game that inspires devotion and despair in people through a single kick of the ball. And in Dagenham football is as popular as ever. The area…

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Chelmsford Gigs and Music Venue Guide

February 18, 2013

Chelmsford City is not famous for its music scene, but there are a few venues around where you can watch a variety of bands, from blues and jazz through to…

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The Loop Brings Music Back To Chelmsford

February 18, 2013
The Loop Brings Music Back To Chelmsford

Chelmsford has a dedicated music and comedy venue again, as The Loop has opened on Tindal Street, opposite Shire Hall, where Ancient Lights used to be. The launch party was on Saturday 16th…

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Morrisons Buy 49 Blockbuster Stores To Expand Morrisons M

February 18, 2013
Morrisons Buy 49 Blockbuster Stores To Expand Morrisons M

Morrisons have announced plans to purchase 49 Blockbuster stores and transform them into convenience stores, Morrisons M. Morrisons have already bought 7 stores from Jessops. Morrisons currently focus on the larger…

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Warning: Tax Refund Scam – Dear Tax Payer

February 15, 2013
Warning: Tax Refund Scam – Dear Tax Payer

If you see a page like this via an email, it is a phishing scam. Find out more below: Just over 2 weeks ago many people filed their annual tax…

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Is The Horse Meat Scandal Affecting All Meat Sales?

February 15, 2013
Is The Horse Meat Scandal Affecting All Meat Sales?

The horse meat scandal is still in the news, with more companies and products being found to be victims of criminal activity. The CEO of French a processing company found…

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“Lifestyle Couriers” Compete With Logistics Firms To Deliver The Internet To Your Door

February 13, 2013
“Lifestyle Couriers” Compete With Logistics Firms To Deliver The Internet To Your Door

There was a time that the white van man had a bad rep. For years the term “white man van” was used to describe aggressive driving and illegal parking in…

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Republic Stores In Essex May Close Down

February 13, 2013
Republic Stores In Essex May Close Down

Fashion retailer Republic (www.republic.co.uk) has gone into administration. Ernst & Young have been appointed as administrators and they have said that all 121 shops will continue to trade while they…

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School Absence Penalty Fee Scam Warning

February 11, 2013

There is a new scam circulating at the moment and we have receive reports that it is hitting Essex already. The Counter Fraud Team at Essex County Council were made aware of…

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Snow and Blizzards Forecast as Winter Returns to Essex

February 11, 2013
Snow and Blizzards Forecast as Winter Returns to Essex

Weather forecasters have confirmed today that we are likely to have two to three weeks of severe winter weather with temperatures falling to -15 degrees Celcius and snow likely.

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Delivery Man With a Van in Chelmsford

February 10, 2013
Delivery Man With a Van in Chelmsford

If you need a hire a man with a can to pick up or deliver some purchases or to help with a house move then look no further than Essex…

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WHSmith In Grays Closing Down On 2nd March 2013

February 10, 2013
WHSmith In Grays Closing Down On 2nd March 2013

If you go to WHSmith in Grays you will see a sign on the door – it is closing down at 5.30pm on Saturday 2nd March. The next closes WHSmith…

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Jessops Has Closed Down All 187 Stores

January 31, 2013
Jessops Has Closed Down All 187 Stores

Today Jessops went into administration. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been appointed as the administrator. Jessops has over 200 shops in the UK and employs over 1200 people.

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Jane Dolby’s Fishwives Choir To Release Record

January 28, 2013
Jane Dolby’s Fishwives Choir To Release Record

In 2008 Jane Dolby’s husband, Colin, sailed out of Southend-on-Sea for a day of fishing and never returned. During the 8 months that he was missing – his body was…

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The Green Deal in Essex – How It Works

January 28, 2013
The Green Deal in Essex – How It Works

Today the government are launching the new Green Deal. The Green Deal provides a loan to help you to upgrade your home to make it more energy efficient. The loan…

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Hatfield Forest – Essex’s Ancient Woodland

January 24, 2013
Hatfield Forest – Essex’s Ancient Woodland

Hatfield Forest is the last remaining example of a Royal Hunting Forest in England. Straddling the Essex and Hertfordshire borders, Hatfield Forest dates from the time of the Norman Kings…

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Schoolboy Fights Tesco’s Plans For A New Store In Halstead

January 22, 2013
Schoolboy Fights Tesco’s Plans For A New Store In Halstead

TESCO PLANNING PERMISSION REFUSED 21st January, 2013. Application number 12/01375, 12/01374 & 12/01405 for Tesco in Halstead was refused. One councillor said that it was the largest collection of objection…

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Hilco Buy HMV

January 22, 2013

Hilco, who already own HMV in Canada, have bought HMV and taken on its huge debt of £176m. Great news for employees as there is a hope that many stores…

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People of Essex, Take Up Your Snow Shovels And Dig!

January 21, 2013

This blog post has been moved to the new Great Baddow blog.

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