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11:44pm on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015:



Almost since its founding 50 years ago, the University of Essex has lacked for two things: a railway station and a swimming pool. Every new vice-chancellor looks into getting one or both, but so far it's come to nothing.

Now, however, it seems we might be getting a 50m (164ft) swimming pool. That sounds great, as 50m is Olympic-sized.

Wellll, not this one. This one is 50m deep, not 50m long.

Oh, Essex...

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