What's Happening in Colchester blog

3,000 miles across America for Uni sports experts

Essex university sports science experts will help Chris Armishaw cycle 3,000 miles in 10 days for charity. The Human Performance Unit will help the 47 year old complete the Race Across America which has been called the world’s toughest bike race.

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Flying start for Robin Cancer Trust

A charitable trust that was founded by the family of Robin Freeman will be hosting a range of fundraising events in the Colchester area. The Robin Cancer Trust was launched in April this year in memory of Robin who died from a form of germ cell cancer in December, aged just 24.

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Brightlingsea return for youth festival

The Energize Brightlingsea youth festival which had 2,500 visitors last year is set to return in 2012.

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Internet success for Kerry’s parenting blogs

Colchester mum of three Kerry Farrow has been named as one of the finalists in national blogging competition. Her blog about the highs and lows of parenthood, the Multiple Mummy blog, is one of the five contenders in the family fun category in the Mum and Dad Blog Awards 2012.

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Modelling deals for Great Bromley sisters

Poppie and Daisie Boyes are living every little girl’s dream and are enjoying their time in the spotlight. Six year old Poppie and her ten year old sister Daisie have won a number of modeling and acting roles in their short careers.

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Mission to bring back vital helpline

A charity helpline is hoping to be revived after a campaigner launched an online petition. 22 year old Ian Humm of Cowdray Avenue, Colchester wants to do all that he can to support the Dyspraxia Foundation as he suffers from the developmental co-ordination disorder himself.

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National exhibition for local artist

A Colchester artist is celebrating after one of his paintings was chosen for a national exhibition. 31 year old Graham Webber’s painting ‘Flooded Footpath – Dedham’ put on display at the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition.

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Specialist trampolining centre for the disabled opens

A trampolining centre for the disabled is to open after battling a storm of opposition. Rosie Pulford finally opened the centre after a two year battle. The centre has seven trampolines for people with head injuries, autism and Down’s Syndrome. 30 year old Rosie said: “It is a huge relief to get this far. At one point we thought it would never happen.

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Spelling champs meet Boris and Andre

A group of Colchester schoolboys are hoping to feature in the next Peter Andre documentary after meeting the star as part of a national competition prize.

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Art teaches children about human rights

Primary school children have been learning about human rights through the use of art, thanks to an innovative new project.

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