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Harlow Fitness Festival for women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at Harlow’s ‘Women Like Us Festival’ which returned due to popular demand following last year’s successful debut. From yoga and Pilates to boxercise and circuit blast, the free festival offered taster sessio…

Make 2019 Your Year to Walk All Over Cancer

Sign up to Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer challenge and take 10,000 steps a day throughout March to raise vital funds to beat cancer Make 2019 your year to Walk All Over Cancer by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s 10,000 step challenge. If…

Getting those all-important sporting shots

A great photo can often make or break a sports story, so this month we caught up with Paul Starr of Essex based family firm Starr Photos to ask him about the challenges of creating great photos and film when the subject matter of your story is ‘on the…

Essex schools showcase sporting talent at Active Essex Winter Games 2019

Almost 700 pupils from primary and secondary schools across the county have been competing in a range of sporting activities during the Active Essex Winter School Games at the University of Essex and Colchester Garrison. The competition is open to both…

Mark Sansom – January One in a Million

Mark Sansom is our first One in a Million for 2019.  Mark is head of operations for Braintree Town Football club’s community charity organisation – Community Iron who run between 500 – 600 events each year including activities such as badminton and wal…

Rayleigh Town Council Awards Nomination Form 2019

Rayleigh Town Council intends to present awards at the Annual Town Meeting, which is to be held at the Sweyne Park School on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 7.30pm. They will be presenting awards to a Sports Person, Disabled Sports Person and High Achieve…

Support Essex Dementia Day

Friday January 18 is the fourth annual Essex Dementia Day, a day where organisations showcase work they are doing to support those living with dementia and offer information, advice and support to individuals, their family and friends and anyone intere…

England Impairment Talent Pathway

Saturday 16th February 2018, 10.30am-12pm at Great Baddow High School CM2 9RZ for Ages: 7-11yrs & 12-16yrs. Opportunity to develop through the England Talent Pathway and to be invited to join the ‘The Essex Talent Hub’ for those with the following…

Quilters Paralympic Week

Quilters Junior School, Billericay, created the Quilters Paralympic week, alongside Power 2 Inspire and Active Essex, to increase knowledge and awareness of inclusion in their school. They wanted to teach, promote and embed key Paralympic values among…

December One in a Million – Stuart Long

The pressures on young people today are enormous and sometimes they can take a course of action or turn to the wrong people for support and end up in some form of trouble. Our December One in a Million is there ready to help these young people as a Coa…

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