Benjamin Charles: A Cut Above

It’s hard to remember a time when the terms ‘recession’, ‘credit crunch’ and ‘tough economic climate’ weren’t bandied around on a daily basis. Claire Owen finds out why Benjamin Charles is bucking the … [Read more...]

All Things Digital & More

If you’ve been following The Colchester Circle website over the past few months, you will have seen our fantastic redesign. We’ve teamed up with 77 Studios to create site that benefits our readers to … [Read more...]

Head for the Sun

From sunworshippers, shopaholics and spa devotees to honeymooners, families and sporty types, Tunisia has something for everyone , says Gilly Pickup. All images courtesy of Gilly Pickup All … [Read more...]

The many sides of Johnno Casson

“I don’t work in the music industry. I work in the music community – there’s a difference.” Such is the ethos of Colchester musician Johnno Casson who, let’s face it, knows a thing or two about the … [Read more...]

Keep Colchester Cool Recommends…

Here are just some of the events taking place in July and August that you can go to, safe in the knowledge of hearing some great music, as chosen by Ben Howard. Slipmatt Slipmatt Being a … [Read more...]

That Boy Racer Thrill

Tim Barnes-Clay test-drives the latest SEAT Leon. Harnessing 208 horses the motor is capable of 145 mph and will sprint from 0-62 in 6.9 seconds. It feels every bit as fast as the figures suggest … [Read more...]

Island Records

Mersea Island resident Juliet Doyle reports back from the nautical haven with some handy dates for the summer calendar. Mersea Island certainly pulled out all the stops for the Queen’s Diamond … [Read more...]

Lose Inches In Your Lunch Break

Anastasia Grabova finds out how to get trim and toned, without lifting a single dumbbell. I don’t know about you but I’ve been looking forward to summer ever since the sun set on the last one. And … [Read more...]