During his nearly four decades as an MP, Sir David was a tireless champion of the town’s cause, leading a campaign which gained significant local support.
Tribute to David Amess MP who was an effective parliamentarian, a diligent constituency MP, and a fundamentally decent person
In 17th-century Essex, vulnerable and marginalised women were tortured and murdered. Today, female MPs are trolled. So what’s new?
This is by the 17th century poet, Jonathan Swift. Colchester was famous for its oysters which were believed to have strong aphrodisiac powers.
The Universal Credit uplift is set to end on 6th October, despite considerable opposition. Conservative peer Baroness Stroud says that ‘levelling up is impossible if Universal Credit is cut’. Footballer Marcus Rashford calls for the cut to be axed to help tackle the ‘child hunger pandemic’. Ex-PM, Gordon Brown says the cut is ‘vindictive even beyond austerity’.
Heritage Open Days (HOD) is billed by the organisation that coordinates it as “England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers.”
100,000 pupils in the East of England are now taught in ‘super-sized’ classes of 30 or more, a rise of 27% since 2010.
Colchester says it’s the ‘earliest recorded town’ and Ipswich claims to be the ‘oldest English town’. They can’t both be right.