Humiliation at a football game proved to be a life-changing moment for a man who has gone from weighing 26 stone to being named slimmer of the year at a national awards ceremony.

Marc Littlejohn, 30, of Windmill Road, Halstead, has gone from man mountain to mountain climber after shedding over 10 stone.

Last week he was named super male slimmer of the year at Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine awards.

Read more in this week's Halstead Gazette.