A couple have been living in a tent for three weeks because they cannot find a home.

Sharon Jameson and Tony Dunne moved to Ireland last August but returned to Essex after being unable to find jobs.

They are currently living in a trailer tent with their three Staffordshire bull terriers at a caravan park in Wickham St Paul, near Halstead.

Ms Jameson, formerly of Panfield Lane, Braintree, does not disagree with Braintree Council’s view that they made themselves intentionally homeless.

But she believes there should be more help available for families in their situation.