Essex rescue dog team wins top prize

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Essex service search and rescue dog team John Ball and his border collie Darcy have won a bravery award for their international work.

Since training Darcy as a puppy, John has gone on to take his four-legged friend to many incidents in Essex. The team were also a part of international rescue efforts in Sumatra in 2009 and in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes last year. Continue reading

Better than expected

By Charlotte Etheridge

10 Cloverfield Lane serves a sequel to Matt Reeves 2008 hit ‘ Cloverfield’ I do not usually watch this sort of genre, however after seeing the trailer I was drawn to the movie straight away so decided to give it a watch.
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr, and the brilliant John Goodman it was obvious this was going to be a winner. Continue reading

Stunning Nelson protest wows Londoners

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By Cijo Jose

Greenpeace activists carried out an astounding series of stunts in the centre of London on Monday to increase awareness of air pollution and demand government action.

Several campaigners climbed Nelson’s Column in the early hours of the morning. Alison Garrigan, 29, and Luke Jones, 30, ascended Admiral Lord Nelson, towering 52 metres above Trafalgar Square, with an emergency face mask which they placed over his face. Continue reading

Stansted skateboarders shun new park

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FLYING HIGH: one skateboarder who is using the new park

By Victoria Williams

Young skateboarders have dismayed residents of Stansted Mountfichet by turning their backs on a new skate park.

Daniel Birmingham, 25, who lives near Forest Hall Park, said: “I feel the issue of the kids skating the stairs near my house can not only be dangerous but it is very disruptive to neighbours. The skate park is a 10-minute walk away. If one of them has an accident I will have to help. Only the other day a skater broke a leg down the park. It is likely to happen here.” Continue reading