Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 December 2018 Steve Russell Colchester has changed hugely since Joe Neal's childhood in the late 1940s and during the 1950s. This view is from 2010. 'I remember Colchester as it was before all those one-way systems and when everyone seemed to know each other when walking down the street, with Jumbo visible from all directions,' he says Picture: NICK STRUGNELL Writer Joe Neal on the lost treasures of Colchester, saving newts from the bulldozers and why ‘if you don’t love enough, you’ll always regret it’. Oh - and why Brexit’s crucial Joe Neal in his garden in Ireland. 'I had many friends in Colchester and played for Colchester Rugby Club. I still return from time to time and attend the Endsleighans reunions each year' Picture: JOE NEAL“Six things I most remember about Colchester? The good old North-East Essex accent, which seems to have been replaced by one from Romford and East … [Read more...] about Colchester today? Where does everybody park!
Dad poems from daughter that make you cry
THIS Morning viewers were reduced to tears after hearing a boy's poem for the bullies who told him "being ginger is worse than cancer". Alfie Coleiro, 12, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, was bombarded with vile messages on Instagram, Playstation and his mobile phone. Some told him to kill himself and that his mother should have never had him because of his red hair. Others tried to attack his friends, in a bid to frighten young Alfie. But brave youngster hit back at the bullies in his poem, questioning if they had "anything better to do" as bullying isn't "nice or cool". After he recited the poem on This Morning, dozens praised his bravery on Twitter, with Hollie Webb writing: "This little boy has had me in tears, so brave and so strong! Don't let the bullies win!!" Another wrote: "So heartbreaking this kid is being bullied all because he's ginger! He's adorable!! "Nothing wrong with him." Sarah Martin thanked him for discussing his experience, because she has experienecd it herself. She … [Read more...] about This Morning viewers reduced to tears by boy, 12, who penned poem to bullies who told him ‘being ginger is worse than cancer’
THIS weekend marks 100 years since the end of World War One. All over Great Britain there will be services and parades to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Nationwide From 6am: Throughout the day, huge portraits of local war heroes will be etched into the sand at 32 beaches around the UK for the Pages Of The Sea national event. England 10am: Remembrance Sunday parade, Newcastle. A march from the civic centre to the Eldon Square war memorial which will be blanketed in knitted poppies. 10.25am: Remembrance Sunday parade, Manchester. Former forces personnel and charities will join a city-centre parade before a service at the war memorial. 10.30am: Remembrance Sunday parade, Leeds. The city’s Lord Mayor will be joining a military parade from Leeds City Museum to the war memorial in honour of those who lost their lives. 10.30am: Annual Remembrance Service, … [Read more...] about How Britain will be marking 100 years since the end of World War One and remembering our heroes