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5:30pm Friday 30th November 2012
7:00am Sunday 9th September 2012
A SPORT-loving dad is happier than ever after trading in his £90,000-a-year City job for a basic wage teaching youngsters how to play dodgeball David Ascott turned his back on his 20-year -career in London after becoming disillusioned with working for some of the capital’s biggest banks and financial firms.
8:00am Thursday 30th August 2012
9:20am Monday 20th August 2012
6:31pm Sunday 19th August 2012
A MAN from Rayleigh has been found murdered at a house in Chelmsford. The 39-year-old, who has not been named by police, was found in a house off the A414 London Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.
6:00am Monday 6th August 2012
8:00am Sunday 5th August 2012
EXCITED Olympic visitors have made Barleylands their temporary home as the Caravan Club hosts more than 300 caravans. The Caravan Club, which has 160 sites in the UK, has a base at the Billericay attraction for the duration of the Games. More than 1,000 people with tickets for London 2012 events have pitched up and are sleeping at the site after travelling to the capital to watch the sporting achievements. The site is only 2.7 miles from Billericay station, which has a direct line to Stratford, home of the Olympic Park, which is just a 25-minute ride away. Sporting fans from Sweden, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, France, Ireland, Great Britain and more have gathered at Barleylands. The Caravan Club has put on activities for those on the site, including lessons from the Mayflower Archers. Two Olympic diehards have travelled down from Nottinghamshire to be closer to the action. Derek Stewart, 63, and wife Marion, 62, arrived last Friday for the opening of the Games.
6:00am Friday 3rd August 2012
7:30am Thursday 2nd August 2012
7:00am Wednesday 1st August 2012