A FORMER Olympic champion has chosen a local village for his new home.

British Army officer Musa Audu, 39, achieved a bronze medal for Nigeria at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens in the 4x400 metre relay.

Mr Audu, who has served in the Royal Logistic Corps for 17 years, moved with his wife Blessing and their two children to a four-bedroom home in the village of Grove.

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He said: "There is a Tesco nearby and town is just two miles away which is no problem.

"There are good transport links with buses every 30 minutes

"We are all enjoying living here and the neighbours are all really nice."