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'Hell' of illegal travellers' site

Dale Farm near Basildon in Essex is one of the UK's largest illegal travellers' sites.

Eighty-six families currently living there have been given until midnight on Wednesday to leave, after a 10-year legal battle.

Local resident Len Gridley debates the future of the site with Jake Bowers, a Romany gypsy and editor of Travellers' Times magazine.

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