Brentwood, 9.19am: 8°C, broken clouds

It’s raining octopus!

We all know the expression – “It’s raining cats and dogs” but the Chinese city of Qingdao has just been hit by a storm which included octopuses, starfish and prawns.

The freakish storm packing hurricane force winds, caused widespread disruption with heavy rain and hail which shattered windows and pockmarked buildings.

It is believed that offshore waterspouts were responsible for the dumping of shrimps, octopus, starfish and other marine creatures on the city.

Now there’s a sight you don’t see every day!

Later in the show I was joined by Margaret Mills who told us of links between two Essex villages – Fryerning and Purleigh  – with Disney and Washington.

Listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this subject: –

See you again next week,

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