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The true meaning of Easter

YA writer Stephen Neale has an Easter discussion with the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell

SN: Tell me a bit about your job as bishop?

SC: I serve the diocese of Chelmsford. That covers all of Essex and five London bo... read on

TWO former Dagenham Girl Pipers are sure there cannot be many others who have been best friends for as long as they have – 70 years. read on...
THE TRIAL of a Premier League footballer was adjourned at the last minute after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) failed to turn over evidence on time. read on...
OSCAR-winning actress Dame Angela Lansbury returned to her old east London stomping ground at the weekend as part of a two-day celebration of her career. read on...
VISTEON?pensioners are to be offered compensation under a deal struck between the Unite union and motor giant Ford, which owned the car parts firm before it went bust. read on...



The Vortex Lakeside Hammers excellent start to the season continued on Friday with a third successive win.
The Hammers saw off a second half recovery from the Leicester Lions to eventually take all three of the available Elite League points that were available by winning by 52 - 42.
The Vortex Hammers Co Promoter Jon Cook commented after the meeting saying: "Obviously nine points from three is a dream start but we are only eight days into the new season and we're not going to go making outrageous statements about championships at this stage. In fact I think we're yet to really hit our form despite results. This is shaping up to be a very exciting and difficult season to call already our aim is simply to be in the mix at its conclusion."
Friday's scorers were:-
The Vortex Lakeside Hammers 1. Peter Karlsson 11+1, 2. Richard Lawson 9, 3. Davey Watt 10+1, 4. Mikkel Bech 7, 5. Lewis Bridger 5+3, 6. Ben Morley 4,
7. Adam Ellis 6+1,
Leister Lions: 1. Jason Doyle 10, 2.... read on

Concord Rangers remained in the top half of the Skrill Conference South with another away day special. This time FA Trophy finalists Gosport Borough w... read on



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