OVERWEIGHT north Essex residents looking to shed some pounds in the New Year can sign up for a free NHS course.

Two courses, for anyone with a Body Mass Index of 28 or more who lievs in Colchester and Tendring, is on offer from Anglian Community Enterprise.

Health promotion staff at Cornerstone, in Sir Isaac’s Walk, will be on hand to help people this Saturday.

My Weight Offers features five 15-minute one-to-one sessions, while the Up programme is an eight week course aimed at convincing people to change their eating habits and exercise more.

To book a place, call 01206 363002.