- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard
There were colourful scenes in Colchester this weekend as celebrations took place to mark the Hindu festival, 'Holi'.
It marks the arrival of spring and is also said to represent the triumph of good over evil.
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Police in Essex are offering discounts on bike locks to cyclists in Colchester after a rise in the number of stolen bikes.
Since the beginning of August 2017 there have been 111 occasions where a bike has either been stolen or an attempt has been made to steal it.
Essex Pc Rosanna Walker came up with the idea after she noticed that bikes were being taken despite being secured to racks.
"I am hoping the discounts being offered by the stores will encourage cyclists to look at their current locks and decide whether they really will offer the best deterrent to thieves. While there is no guarantee that even the sturdiest of locks will prevent a cycle being stolen if the thief is organised and has the right tools it certainly will help reduce the number of opportunistic thefts.”
Four shops are offering up to 20 per cent discount off any Essex police approved secure locks until Sunday 28th January.
- Colchester Cycle Stores, St John's Street.
- Cycle Evolution and Cycle Revolution, Peartree Road.
- Globe G Sports, Military Road.
There will also be more police patrols in and around the town to put off any possible thieves.
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The region's top two women's basketball teams will face each other in the National Final this weekend.
National Division 2 leaders Ipswich will face Division 1 leaders the Essex Blades in London on Sunday 21.
The Colchester based Essex Blades have previously won the cup. They will soon be moving to new grounds when the The Essex Sports Arena opens later this month.
A 14-year-old girl has gone missing in Essex.
Lucy Sturgess was last seen around 12.55pm today (Thursday January 18) in Colchester.
The teenager was wearing a long burgundy coat and black leggings.
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