Derek Davis Freelance Journalist

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Sex Pictures Blackmailer Jailed

Posted by Derek Davis on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Village Life 

A WELL-KNOWN scrote in the village has been banged up for two-years after trying to blackmail a woman he secretly photographed while she was engaged in a sex act.

25-year-old Mark Linnemoller, of Kingsland, admitted threatening to spread the pictures around the village unless gave him £2,000.

His victim, who can’t be named for legal reasons, found poorly written letters on her doorstep and was sent demanding text messages.

The woman went to meet the hapless blackmailer in a pub car park...


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Scandal At School

Posted by Derek Davis on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : Village Life 

THE poster by the school playground wasn’t huge but it sent out a big message.

A total of £2,018.75 had been raised at a recent fair at the school, ‘A Record Amount!’ it exclaimed at the bottom, and it was that final line which no doubt prompted many a wry smile by a majority of parents of the schoolchildren.

You see, no doubt the local media will pick up on this eventually, a huge scandal has engulfed the school of late with police investigating claims that almost £10...


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An Affair With a Twist

Posted by Derek Davis on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : Village Life 

Affairs are common place the world over and in my little village it is no different.
However, this little tale of bed-hopping goes a wee bit further in terms of OMG and laugh out loud moments.
I got to know M and his wife B when we lived next to them. The previous owner of the house we bought warned us B was a little strange, well mad as a March Hare actually, and could be over-bearing. Husband M was as normal as an Queen and Satus Quo fan could be and was something of a motorhead but a genuine...


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All-round journalist with a penchant for sport and for speaking my mind.


Derek Davis People say you can't teach an old sea dog new tricks, well I could prove a few wrong. After nine and a bit years working at the East Anglian Daily Times mainly as their Chief Football Writer covering Ipswich Town I'm now trying out life as a freelancer. Obviously after so long writing about sport, including the joys of petanque, but also a bit of boxing, some rugby and athletics, I will carry on in that vein and I have already done work for the Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday, various national dailies including The Times, Star and Express, as well as FanhouseUK website. But I'm looking to expand with work in other areas, especially features on a variety of issues, business and finance matters and travel. I also have other ideas using this website, which I'm developing on a daily (well almost) basis. I have also worked for the Stoke Sentinel where I had a year covering Port Vale, more interesting than it sounds. Before that I was at the Colchester Evening Gazette where I had a brilliant time working with some terrific people in a great place to cut my teeth in journalism before 'specialising' in sport. I trained at Highbury College, Portsmouth where I won the coveted, well it was by me, James Arlott Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Journalism Student award. I know Portsmouth well as I was also there during my days in the Royal Navy and when I came back from working in the Middle East as a crash rescue fireman. Just so you don't get confused with the picture, I'm the one in the middle picking up my second EDF Energy Sports Journalist of the Year award. The guy on the right is Olympic swimmer Mark Foster if you thought he looked familiar. The love of my life is my seven-year-old son Albie and he is a total joy.
 
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