Do you need to eat or breathe?

“Fried chicken solves most problems”. Or at least that is what the massive fast food chain KFC thinks. It is printed on their wings bucket, which you might not want to toss out. As KFC might not be that wrong after all. Just because today was one of those stressful days. Your boss was shouting at you for no reason. You were buried in so … Continue reading Do you need to eat or breathe?

Two spiritual books to change your mindset

1.Change your mind, Heal your Body by Anna Parkinson: the book you read to change your mind A compelling story for everyone interested in healing the body by using the power of the mind but knowing little about it. The book follows the story of Anna Parkinson, a successful journalist turned healer when diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. After experiencing various frustrations with the … Continue reading Two spiritual books to change your mindset

Colchester Castle Park gets Changing Places toilet

Improved toilet facilities have been installed in Colchester’s Castle Park to provide better access for disabled people. The toilet facilities next to the Park Café  have been refurbished to include toilets for men, women and disabled people as well as baby change facilities, a wheelchair ramp and improved steps for access. A Changing places facility has also been installed to help severely disabled visitors like … Continue reading Colchester Castle Park gets Changing Places toilet

“The Hanged Man” – a play about the life and work of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon A story of the contemporary artist Francis Bacon, ‘The Hanged Man” is a well executed and thought-provoking play from the pen of Danae Brook. Set in Paris in 1971, the play focusses on the dramatic relationship between Francis Bacon and his long-time lover and favourite model George Dyer. During their stay in the French capital, Bacon had his first retrospective.  He did not … Continue reading “The Hanged Man” – a play about the life and work of Francis Bacon

Four ex-forces members switch to a civilian life

Four ex-military personnel  have switched from a military career to a civilian life in the wind sector. The ex-forces members have served for the British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force before joining the Harwich-based Galloper Wind Farm. Both Mark Annis, supervisor, and Richard Holmes, technician, have joined the wind sector from the Royal Navy where they were marine engineers involved in overseas operations. Mark … Continue reading Four ex-forces members switch to a civilian life

Free water safety sessions to run in Suffolk and Essex

Free water safety sessions are being held for children in Suffolk and Essex this summer. Youngsters aged seven to fourteen will be able to learn vital water safety skills in Lowestoft, Harwich, Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton. Each session run by Swim England and RNLI will be an hour long and will teach children how to swim safely outdoors and what to do if they, or someone … Continue reading Free water safety sessions to run in Suffolk and Essex

Free Army Show sets to thrill Colchester

Soldiers and military veterans are set to be the stars at the return of a free show marking the Armed Forces Day in Colchester. The 16 Air Assault Brigade and Colchester Garrison Show will take place on Abbey Field on Saturday, June 29. Looking back in the town’s military history, the event will also mark the 75th anniversaries of airborne operations at D-Day and Market … Continue reading Free Army Show sets to thrill Colchester

Swimming classes launched for those facing barriers to participate

An organisation, supporting people with different disabilities, is launching swimming classes as part of its main activities in Colchester. The Sports for Confidence programme will see health professionals and sports coaches teamed up to deliver a wide range of physical activities for those facing barriers to participate. Swimming classes will be held at the Leisure World Colchester every Monday between 12pm and 1pm. Tom Doughty, … Continue reading Swimming classes launched for those facing barriers to participate

Essex launches a kit to improve mental health at work

A toolkit set to improve mental health at the workplace is being launched by Essex University’s Business School. The kit aims to create an environment where employees can disclose their mental health condition right at the start of their employment. It also promotes progressive tactics in the inclusion and recognition of people with mental health needs. Dr Maria Hudson, creator of the kit, used ‘action-learning’ … Continue reading Essex launches a kit to improve mental health at work

Eight easy ways you can reduce your vehicle emissions

National Clean Air Day takes place next week but how can you reduce emissions if you are a driver? The awareness day takes place on Thursday, June 20, and aims to improve public understanding of the possible dangers. Vehicles are a major cause for pollution and contribute to respiratory problems and other serious illnesses among people. Breakdown provider Green Flag has released a number of … Continue reading Eight easy ways you can reduce your vehicle emissions