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Panto fun – last year’s Christmas panto at the Mercury Theatre broke records. Inset: Anthony Roberts

Give Firstsite a chance... it’s still only a baby really

Dan Moss was named Chef of the Year

Chef enjoys the sweet taste of success

500 hundred Santas to take part in fundraising run

500 hundred Santas to take part in fundraising run

The cleared site where Market Field School once stood

Bulldozers demolish Market Field School

Jessica and Bethany Taylor enjoy the new swing at Lexden Springs School in Colchester

Colchester school thanks fundraisers for making dream of playground a reality

Dylan Treby enjoys the swing

Lexden Springs School students try out their new playground

Market Field headteacher Gary Smith with Phil Jones, head of the Stanway Federation Learning Centre

Two schools share Colchester site in a new era in Alderman Blaxill history

The jewellery as it was found on site at Williams and Grififn in Colchester

Valuable Roman jewellery found in archaeological dig

Staff ‘devastated’ by club closure

Staff ‘devastated’ by club closure

Lexden Springs School celebrates success in the 100,000 Smiles appeal

100,000 Smiles as appeal target reached

Kittens boost to school playground appeal

Students cook up fundraiser

Neil Arnold, who is undertaking a challenge for the 100,000 Smiles appeal

Father's climb to help children smile

Devrim Ozturk and mum Debbie

Dev's story

Us collection to boost Smiles appeal

Tickets sold out for charity gig

20,000 more reasons to smile

Daniel Waters is cheered on by cousin Mollie and her mum Elizabeth

Kwikfit fitter's quick run for charity

School raises funds for appeal

School raises funds for appeal

Delays on A12 after car overturns

Charity boosts Smiles appeal

Charity boosts Smiles appeal

Youngsters thrilled by scooter gift

Christmas market to raise money for appeal fund

Lizzie and Tom Kilby who are supporting the 100,000 Smiles appeal

Lizzie's plea: Let the children play

Gig raises cash for appeal

Votes needed to raise 100,000 Smiles

Fund appeals for votes

Kind Ryley has raised money for the 100,000 Smiles appeal

Kind Ryley helps appeal

Ryley Newman who is going without presents to help disabled children

Kind Ryley's gift to disabled children

Charity gig to raise smiles

Store customers boost appeal

Band boosts Smiles appeal

Miranda and her parents, Andrew and Louise Fullerton

Miranda's smile ignites 100,000 Smiles

Kind donation boosts appeal

Grandad's donation boosts appeal

Jessica, who completed her one mile walk with her oxygen, and her sister, Bethany.

Jessica's epic challenge raises smiles

Charlie Foxley, who loves to play on the swing, but has to have a specially adapted one.

Help raise funds for the love of Charlie

Cash boost for Smiles appeal

100,000 Smiles Campaign

Campaign launched for 100,000 Smiles

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