Serving the people for 50 years as a councillor is no mean feat, but Maldon and Essex council veteran Rodney Bass is stepping down in May after achieving just that. Here he talks about his political career.
Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt hard done by following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers this afternoon, while home boss Darren Ferguson admitted that his team were lucky to get the three points.
In the mid-1970s, one languid autumn afternoon, as gentle breezes winnowed two ancient apple trees, I sat gazing across a windfall-strewn lawn with a single question in my idle young head, writes Martin Newell.
The media’s been on for weeks about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Revolver album. Lovely album it is and I expect that it’s inspired many trainspotterly conversations in bars and on internet forums. Men will be discussing types of guitars, the Beatles’ recording techniques, who played what on where and so forth. Will any women be involved? Probably not.
Essex was the Gloucestershire of its time,” says Sheila Charrington of our native county. That is to say that Essex was once a place of country estates and great houses regularly visited by history’s A-listers.