Local singer Joe Palmer has reached the live finals of Factor Essex Series 10 and Sir David is backing him to go all the way and win. Joe performed in Speaker's House at the House of Commons for Sir David's 35th anniversary reception and wowed the guests.
In 1919, the movement which was started by Robert Baden-Powell commenced its work in Essex. On Sunday 6th October, Scouts from across the County gathered at a Gala meal in Chelmsford to mark the centenary.
The annual Battle of Britain Anniversary Parade and Service gave local people an opportunity to remember the immense sacrifice of the allied airmen and their support networks in the Battle of Britain in 1940.