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Danbury/Chelmsford: Turkey farmer Paul Kelly and Irishman Vincent Pilkington in ‘champion of champions’ pluck-off

PUBLISHED: 09:23 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:23 15 April 2014

Paul Kelly of Kelly Bronze Turkeys in Danbury

Paul Kelly of Kelly Bronze Turkeys in Danbury

Essex turkey supremo Paul Kelly is set to go head-to-head with an Irish challenger in a turkey plucking challenge.

There are two entries in the Guinness Book of Records for the faster turkey plucker.

The fastest pluck was by an Irishman, Vincent Pilkington, who achieved one minute 30 seconds set up on RTE television back in November 1980. The fastest time to pluck three turkeys of 11 minutes 30 seconds was achieved by turkey farmer Paul Kelly of Kelly Turkeys in Danbury in a head-to-head with Gordon Ramsay as part of Ramsay’s ‘Cookalong’ in November 2008.

Now Vincent has challenged Paul to a ‘Champion of Champions’ pluck-off based on two turkeys which is set to take place at How Green, Chelmsford, tomorrow.

The chairman of a Suffolk racial equality charity says they are receiving more reports from parents about prejudice in schools than ever before.

A road accident near to a busy junction in Ipswich during rush hour is expected to cause severe delays this morning, with drivers advised to avoid the area.

Children in Suffolk and Essex are increasingly being exposed to the “devastating” effects of domestic violence, charities have warned.

A man has been charged following a spate of burglaries in Colchester, some of which were alleged to have involved weapons.

The newest versions of the iPhone, the 8 and 8 plus, are expected not to attract the traditional queues outside Apple’s flagship retail stores when they go on sale in the UK for the first time today.

A neighing horse, singing bird and marching band are among quintessentially Suffolk sounds captured in winning entries submitted for a new photography competition.

Rail services in Suffolk and Essex are continuing to face disruption this morning following an incident on the mainline yesterday in which a person was killed after being hit by a train.

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