Tag: chelmsford

Cramphorn Theatre in Chelmsford

Chelmsford Theatres

The Cramphorn Theatre in Chelmsford forms part of Chelmsford’s music, theatre and cultural centre. They have regular lunchtime music, plays, musicals, drama comedy evenings, films, lectures and talks, dance, opera, concerts and a Christmas panto.

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.

This year’s V Festival has some great acts. On Saturday the headliners are The Stone Roses and Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds. On the Sunday the feature acts are Killers and Snow Patrol.

Britvic Recalls Robinsons Fruit Shoot After A Boy Almost Chokes

Poster for James MacPherson Chemists

Britvic, whose headquarters are in Chelmsford, Essex, have had to recall £25 million worth of Fruit Shoot stock after a 6 year-old boy almost choked on the patented spill proof lid.

The bottles with the problem are the Robinsons Fruit Shoot range. These are very popular soft drinks for children as they are sugar free. The problem has been described as a “packaging safety issue”, which is a polite way of saying that children are at risk of choking on the lids.

In Search of the Best Sunday Roast in Essex

Best Choice - Essex Portal

There is something special about a having a traditional Sunday roast in a pub, and as more pubs improve their kitchens and menus there are many more options around Essex now available. Here we provide some of our favourites, we encourage you to write in with your own suggestions and reviews.

New Iyengar Yoga Classes in Chelmsford

Iyengar Yoga chelmsford

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher: Claire Hanrahan (tel. 07798 725 557 / www.yogawithclaire.co.uk) The Iyengar method, developed by yoga master BKS Iyengar, focuses on precision, alignment and safety in each posture. It builds strength, flexibility, stamina and balance using supports, such as blocks, bricks and belts to help. It is the world’s most widely practised method of yoga.…

The Fling, A Festival of Assorted Amusements in Chelmsford

There is no Fling for 2012. It will be back in 2013. The Fling – A Festival of Assorted Amusements, is a new cultural event for adults that is being held on Saturday 10th July from 4.00pm to 11.00pm in Central Park, Chelmsford. A playful festival specifically aimed at those aged over 18 and taking…

Essex Ecademy Coffee Networking Group

Ecademy.com is an online business networking group. A bit like Facebook, but for professionals and other businesses to network and enhance their business exposure. Ecademy allows members to search by location and also to set up location specific communities. There is an Essex group, and many of these members meet up each month in Chelmsford…

Chelmsford’s Children Are Getting Less Fit

The results of a 10 year study have just been released which shows that children of a healthy weight are less fit today than they were 10 years ago. The results have been published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The study tested the fitness of a group of 10 year old children in…

Sports Memorabilia Brings New Life To A Forgotten Alley Chelmsford

Update: Unfortunately this shop has closed down. While walking along Chelmsford High Street the other day I could not help noticing a sign sitting opposite the end of Shire Passage just between HSBC and Jessops. The sign was advertising signed sports memorabilia. Curious, I took a detour to investigate. Shire Alley has always been a…

Essex’s Illegal Medicine Website is Closed

There is currently a television advertising campaign highlighting the dangers of fake medicine bought on the Internet. Often we are led to believe that these illegal websites that sell dangerous medicines are based overseas. However, Essex Police working with Interpol and the UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency have this week closed down a huge…

Essex’s Ugliest Building to be redeveloped

Good news for the residents of Great Baddow, Essex. The building that was once voted the ugliest in the country, is to be demolished and replaced with a new stylish building to create new homes for the elderly and frail. Read the news story The Fields are Full by Armstrong Gibbs

Chopra Leaves Essex County Cricket Club for Warwickshire

Essex’s opening batsman Varun Chopra just signed a three-year contract with Warwickshire. Chopra, the 22-year-old Ilford lad was offered a new year contract with Essex, but has chosen to transfer to Warwickshire. He is very grateful for his time at Essex Cricket Club and made the following statement today: “I would like to thank everyone…

Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford and Maldon

Farleigh Hospice is a charity in Chelmsford which provides care for those who are suffering from limiting illnesses. They also support those who have been bereaved. All services are free of charge. They organise fund raising events throughout the year. Chelmsford: Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH Maldon:  Bentalls Complex, Colchester Road, Heybridge, Maldon. CM9…

Essex Street Diversions in Chelmsford

Essex Street Diversions is now held every year in Chelmsford and has been running for over 10 years. Here is some information from a previous event: Sep 25, 2009 – Street Diversions Tomorrow a troop of outdoor street performers will be descending on Chelmsford to put on displays, shows and generally lark about for the…

Is The Yellow Pages Dying? The End of Printed Advertising?

Last week while shopping in the Vineyards I picked up a copy of the Yellow Advertiser newspaper for the first time in years. I was shocked at its size – it was so small! The Yellow Advertiser is just 12 pages, which includes 2 full page spreads for 2 companies, less the front page and…

Signs of the Recession in Chelmsford

A walk through Chelmsford last night revealed increasing signs of the current recession. Apart from the obvious signs such as closed shoe shops and an almost empty Woolworths store, there were several more subtle signs that things are not going well for local businesses in the area. The first problem was seen on the door…