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10:00am Tuesday 18th June 2013
10:00am Tuesday 11th June 2013
Rose Handleigh-Adams was sent to an unmarried mothers’ home at 15 where she says young girls in the 1950s “had their babies stolen from them”. She never told anyone about her tough childhood in North West London or the pregnancy until she recorded it in a book, aged 73. Now living in Basildon, Rose talks here to Louise Howeson about confronting the past and the awful way girls were treated in her youth.
10:00am Tuesday 4th June 2013
SOUTHEND’S first female Archdeacon, Mina Smallman follows her instincts and never judges other people. She says these are values that have served her well. It has guided her to champion underprivileged residents as a priest in Thames View in Barking, east London, as well as support young people in the local area.
10:00am Tuesday 28th May 2013
My sister is making the most of time she has left - Maureen Nolan on coming to terms with Bernie’s cancer
9:20am Tuesday 28th May 2013
MAUREEN Nolan has watched in admiration at how her sister Bernie has confronted her battle with terminal cancer. Maureen is a member of the pop group the Nolans who rose to fame in the Eighties and are best known for their song I’m in the Mood for Dancing. She is starring as Mrs Johnstone in the touring production of Blood Brothers, which comes to the Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff, next week. Her sister Bernie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and underwent treatment. In 2012 the cancer had returned and this time spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones. In February this year she was told she only had two weeks to live, but she remains positive.
10:00am Tuesday 21st May 2013