Merry Essex-mas! How 'Father Christmas' lived in TOWIE county and died 500 years agoArchive entry shows Father Christmas was buried in the county in 1564Essex Record Office archives show a host of Christmas family members | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 23 December 2012 Historians have uncovered evidence that Father Christmas lived in Essex and died nearly 500 years ago. Archivists at the county's records' office have discovered a brief archive entry that states Father Christmas was laid to rest at a churchyard in the village of Dedham on May 30, 1564.
Social workers tore me from my babies for a year: Nightmare of innocent mother accused of harming sonFourteen police officers swooped on her house at 6am to take her childrenJudge blasts heavy-handed raid as he says family must be reunited | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 Devastation: Mother Kealy had her children taken away after being wrongly accused of cruelty A loving mother had her children taken away from her in a dawn raid on her home after being wrongly accused of cruelty. The three terrified youngsters watched as she was handcuffed before they were each put into separate cars and taken into foster care