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A MYSTERY patriot put put his own take on Armistice Day by fixing a giant poppy to the Basildon sign.
Motorists driving passed the well-known landmark were touched by the warm-hearted act of remembrance on Friday.
The massive red poppy was placed on the 5ft high letter “B” in the early hours of Friday.
Councillor Malcolm Buckley, councillor responsible for the environment at Basildon Council, said: “Although we wouldn’t condone this sort of thing normally, I think pretty much all of us were chuffed to see the poppy there.
Bobby Baker, 15, is the mysterious patriot who put the “ahh” in Armistice Day by fixing a giant poppy onto the large “Basilwood” sign off the A127.
DAPPER interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen praised Basildon’s Hollywood-style sign… calling it shiny, sexy and elegant.Laurence, 45, spent yesterday in Basildon to record an episode of his new ITV series House Gift.
In the show, Laurence and two other experts compete to find the perfect gift for people’s homes.
The flamboyant star was filmed outside the so-called Basil-wood sign, on a hill on the A127, between the Fortune of War and the A176 junction.
Speaking about the sign, Laurence said: “I love the sign – it’s very shiny, very sexy, very elegant and very discreet. It’s tailored, just like Basildon itself.”
THIS guy is certainly going out with a bang…
Paul Wilson loved Guy Fawkes Night so much, his widow has had his ashes put inside a firework!
Mr Wilson, 47, who died unexpectedly in May, had joked with his widow, Tina, about the unconventional send-off.
Now Mrs Wilson, 43, of Foxfield Drive, Stanford-le-Hope, has granted his wish.
She said: “Paul always really enjoyed fireworks night. We had a house in Florida and whenever we went to Epcot theme park, his favourite part was the fireworks.
“When he was a kid, he was always blowing things up at home, and when he worked at the Ministry of Defence, he was always blowing things up too, so it’s quite fitting.
A BUILDER who survied a heart attack at the age of 31 has been crowned Britain’s Top Tradesman.Andy Hunneybel, now 38, won a gleaming new Ford van, worth £27,000, after beating more than 1,000 other entrants to the nationwide contest.
The dad-of-four, from South Woodham Ferrers, who runs his own building contracting company, ALH Services, picked up his prize yesterday at the Screwfix branch in Luckyn Lane, Basildon.