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December 11, 2017 6:29 PM Tanzanian president PARDONS father and son who raped 10 primary schoolgirls

Tanzania's president has pardoned a father and son who raped 10 primary schoolgirls, it has emerged. John Magufuli sparked anger among children's rights activists after announcing the decision in his independence day speech on Saturday. Singer Nguza Viking, also known as Babu Seya, and his son Johnson Nguza, known as Papii Kocha, were sentenced to life in prison 21

December 11, 2017 4:37 PM Old Town accountants back Swindon Foodbank Christmas campaign

But that’s not the reason by Old Town firm Haines Watts are collecting for the Swindon Foodbank this month. After supporting cancer charity Macmillan, the chartered accountancy firm wanted to support a cause a little closer to home. Martin Gurney, tax partner at the firm, said: “We support a charity every year – and we like it to be a local charity 24

December 11, 2017 4:30 PM Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards success

Rochford District and Castle Point’s sporting talent was celebrated at a special awards ceremony honouring their contribution to local sport. The event was organised by Rochford District Council and Castle Point Borough Council and was a huge success with a range of people being awarded. Mayor of Castle Point, Brian Wood represented the borough and said: “I was delighted 20

December 11, 2017 10:30 AM New parking charges will now be introduced

A flat £1 parking charge is set to be introduced at Wat Tyler Country Park in Pitsea to support ongoing preservation of the park. The proposals were approved at a meeting of the Regeneration and Environment Committee on Thursday. The £1 charge – expected to be implemented in spring 2018 – will be effective during the park’s opening hours every day. There 20

December 11, 2017 10:00 AM Elmet Lions announce Santa's Sleigh dates

FATHER Christmas will be visiting villages and towns around the Selby area to raise money and support local charities. Elmet Lions have managed to find time in Santa’s busy schedule for him to take time to tour the Sherburn in Elmet, Hillam and Monk Fryston areas in coming weeks. Children can meet Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas, and elves 29

December 10, 2017 10:00 AM Miss out on Little Mix tickets? Here's a chance to hear the hit songs in south Essex

Did you miss out on Little Mix tickets? Have you got upset children and a ruined Christmas? The Little Mix Show is 5-star rated show with live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography. Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to your local theatre. Featuring all of Little 16

December 10, 2017 1:21 AM Max Clifford in critical care after collapsing in prison cell with 'cardiac arrest'

MAX CLIFFORD collapsed twice in his prison cell following a cardiac arrest, his daughter has revealed. Clifford, who is serving an eight-year sentence for sex attacks, is said to be "in a bad way". His daughter Louise said: “He collapsed in his cell on Thursday when he was trying to clean it – it was just too much. “The next day he collapsed again and was unconscious 25

December 9, 2017 12:00 PM It's just won 'Pub Food of the Year’, so here's what's on the menu at this popular public house

Dishes include steak and mushroom pie, Malayan chicken curry, and slow cooked beef brisket It's just won ‘Pub Food of the Year 2017’, so what's on the menu at The Bay Horse in Hutton Rudby? The pub, situated between Stokesley and Crathorne, came away with the prize at the Flavours of Herriot Awards - an annual event designed to showcase food, drink and hospitality 30

December 9, 2017 10:30 AM Discuss crime and policing concerns with Roger Hirst at public meeting

Residents living across Castle Point who are concerned about policing and crime in their area can discuss issues with Roger Hirst on Monday. Mr Hirst, Essex’s police fire and crime commissioner, will be talking to residents at a meeting at Richmond Hall, Benfleet. There will be an opportunity to raise issues with Mr Hirst and a panel of representatives 20

December 8, 2017 1:10 PM Stockton Reindeer Parade 2017: Everything you need to know about this year's festive event

There will also be the opportunity for everyone to meet the reindeer Stockton’s Reindeer Parade will bring a touch of festive cheer to the town this weekend. Featuring Santa and his reindeer, the event attracts thousands of people. It also sees local school children and community groups parade through Stockton in a flurry of beautiful costumes and outfits 28