Battling the ache of loneliness

By Nicola Loftus, April 25, 2014

Can I introduce you to Harry? You would love him. He has bright blue twinkling eyes and a mischievous smile.


Michael Mather scares off robbers

By Jennifer Lipman, May 24, 2012

Michael Mather last boxed during his RAF service in the mid-1950s. But the Redbridge pensioner showed a pair of would-be thieves that he could still pack a punch.

The 77-year-old was outside his Clayhall home when two teenage boys wearing hoodies approached him, asking whether they could use his toilet. When he refused, they attempted to force their way in.