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Presenting the Ray Clark breakfast show on BBC Essex means getting involved with all the top news stories in the county. We have a great team working on the programme, with producer Claire and our reporters out and about - but I still like to get out on the road as much as I can. Sometimes the story is just so big that we present the whole programme as an outside broadcast. When it came to the Dale Farm evictions we had to be there - over the years we'd spoken to all those involved, gypsies and officials, and because they all trusted our team we had an upper hand on the major national players.
OUT AND ABOUT: Sometimes I go out to meet our guests, rather than them coming into the BBC Essex studio - you get to see around some nice houses, although in this case the carpets were a bit faded. After a tour of Number 10 I popped into the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
I'm involved with Burnham lifeboat and in 2011 walked to every lifeboat station in Essex - I cheated a bit when it came to travelling from Mersea to Southend and hitched a lift with Essex police marine unit, "Are you fit?" they asked, "you'll need to be - hold on tight" as I enjoyed yet another very bumpy ride in the rough North sea on a rib with two powerful outboard motors, this time I was kitted out with a wetsuit...and still got soaked. Once upon a time , a long time ago I drove a bus for a living .. and 30 years later I got to drive the same bus again, what goes around comes around. I think over the years half the population of Essex must have travelled on MN3000.