TesCovid-19 – the virus of careless shopping

It’s a sunny Saturday morning. Another week in lockdown has almost passed. Since the emergency situation was announced, I have lost track of the days. There is only yesterday, today and tomorrow. But I know it is Saturday as I do my shopping then. I quickly wash up, grab my shopping trolley and armed with gloves and a mask, I am heading to the nearest … Continue reading TesCovid-19 – the virus of careless shopping

Meat: A threat to our planet? – 58 minutes that will put you off your steak

If you have ever wondered why climate activists are fiercely advocating cutting down meat consumption, but fail to see the connection between the mouth-watering bacon in the Sunday roast and global warming, then this is the documentary for you. But don’t be put off from watching it if you are not vegan or vegetarian. The film does not delve into the morality of eating animals … Continue reading Meat: A threat to our planet? – 58 minutes that will put you off your steak

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

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

A rise in drug-related deaths in the UK

In 2017, there were 3756 drug deaths in the UK, of which 2503 were deaths caused by misuse of illegal drugs. That’s 43.9 deaths per million. While this is not the highest in the world, it is one of the highest in the UK since 1993. Are the current drug policies in the UK efficient? Click below to watch the video I presented for Rebel, … Continue reading A rise in drug-related deaths in the UK

Hotel prices in Ipswich soar for Ed Sheeran’s 2019 gigs

Ed Sheeran’s fans are forced to  pay double and triple the usual price for hotels when he is performing in August. The Suffolks’ superstar is playing on four consecutive days on August 23, 24, 25 and 26 and hotel managers are already cashing in on the artist’s appearance. Hotels close to Chantry Park, where Ed Sheeran is performing, are already fully booked, despite the soaring … Continue reading Hotel prices in Ipswich soar for Ed Sheeran’s 2019 gigs