London Lite Tuesday, 22 September 2009 11 Great-Grandad dies after hiGh-speed river plunGe EndofaneraascockneyduoChas&Davesplit driver,70 drowns in his car ONE of Britains longest- running and best-loved music acts split up today when Dave Peacock announced his retirement from Chas & Dave. The cockney duo had been playing since 1972 and were responsible for classic tunes such as Rabbit, The Sideboard Song, Aint No Pleasing You and Snooker Loopy. Bassist Peacock, 64, has announced his retirement from the music industry following the death of his wife in July. Lead singer and pianist Chas Hodges, 65, today vowed to continue playing their hits under the new name of Chas And His Band. He said: Obviously its sad. Its the end of an era but the start of another one -- the show goes on. by mark blunden Tragedy: emergency services at the river where Mr Sargents car was recovered, top Drinktonight ...inanelectrobar Cargo ELECTRO is the soundtrack to Shoreditch. Cargo is bang in the centre of the action and has hosted nights by Aussie electro- mongers Modular. These days people such as Adventures In The Beetroot Field take the reins and they have a night here on 29 September. Aspall ciders 4, or a litre of Spanish Cruzcampo is 7.25. 83 Rivington Street, EC2 (020 7739 3440) Chris Beanland read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite T Bar T BAR mark two is a bit different to the original but theres plenty to like about the new place in Aldgate -- the lounge bar is better so you can sit down and have a relaxing drink (double G&T, 7) while the madness continues downstairs. You can hear electro sounds every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Best of all, entry is always free, so you can afford to line up another couple of rounds of drinks with your mates. 32-38 Dukes Place, EC3 (020 3206 1091) Finished: top duo Chas & Dave A GREAT-GRANDFATHER has died after his car plunged into a fast- flowing river, despite a huge rescue operation to try to save him. Fire crews, the police marine unit, lifeboats and an RAF helicop- ter last night struggled for two hours to find George Sargents submerged car. Local residents raised the alarm after Mr Sargent, 70, careered off the road and into the River Crouch shortly before 5pm at Hullbridge, Essex. Onlookers promptly leapt into the river to try to rescue him. O ne w i t ne s s cl a i me d t he Hullbridge father-of-seven was travelling at up to 70mph before driving straight into the river. The car was found 20 metres from the river bank at around 6.20pm but crews were unable to free the vehicle for another hour. Mr Sargent was taken to Southend Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Essex Police said the incident would be investigated. Today, his daughter paid tribute to a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html