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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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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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Fisherman wowed by public support

A fisherman who nearly drowned when his boat sank says he has been overwhelmed by the public support since the drama. Kevin Hughes, 31, owner of Hughes’ Fish in Head Street, Colchester, says business has been booming since the incident in which he nearly died. He says members of the public have also been offering him money.

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Town’s firefighters join New York memorial day

A memorial plaque from Colchester Town Hall was taken to America by a group of the town’s firefighters to mark the anniversary of 9/11. The group of firefighters travelled to Ground Zero to pay their respects to friends and comrades who died in the terror attacks 10 years ago.

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Sporting hero is announced for Olympics

Colchester sporting hero Hannah Stodel is chuffed to be one of the first athletes announced for London 2012. The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has chosen Hannah to represent Britain in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Her name was among the very first to be officially selected.

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TV show records Venezuelan Olympian visit

Colchester welcomed a very special visitor when the first Venezuelan athlete to compete in the Olympics spent a day in the town. Julio César León, 86, took part in the London Olympic Games in 1948 and was the first athlete from his country to compete in the event.

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