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Friday5th January - Thank Fiddlesticks its Friday!

 My guest today was Barry Lakin from The Sports Academy based at 5 Lakes Golf Club. He spoke to me about the courses for young individuals between 10 and 16, who want to improve their golf skills. Then for teens that don't want to continue at school post 16 a BTEC in SPORT is on offer alongside intensive Golf Training and from September there is a Degree programme being launched in September at the Spanish Academy.

The Academy has had great success over the last 6 years and if you are interested in finding out more then go to or call 0845 4533 970


Over Christmas we saw local Essex man campaign using Facebook to get Rage against the machine to number one. Now concerned parents and residents have set up a Facebook group which has attracted more than 600 members calling for Russell Johnson, convicted of watching child porn, to be moved from a quiet Witham street which is just yards from a busy children's playground., home to young children. It is believed that Johnson, 34, is being housed in a supported housing unit on the road, which residents formerly believed was a home for people with learning difficulties.

Evening Echo: By Jon Austin

Expense Claims are revealed for Local Mps as reforms over how expenses are claimed are revealed this week. Billericay MP John baron has been forced to pay back more than £8,000 of taxpayer's money claimed through expenses. The £8,821.10 repayment relates to interest claimed on a £34,035 loan he obtained through re-mortgaging his second home in Billericay. Parliamentary rules do not allow this.

Roadworks causing chaos in Billericay

By Sophie Edwards »

Two main roads in to Billericay are causing rush hour gridlock because of the work taking place on the kerbs on Noak Hill Road, the A176 and Barleylands Road,

And now for something a little different

Team Fusion UK, are a group of extremely talented artists, that blend Martial arts, Hip-Hop, Break dancing, Gymnastics & tricking to create a display of talent, strength ability and power unlike anything you have ever seen before! SIX members of Canvey-based Team have just returned from a very successful weekend in France

They competed in the Vikings open tournament in Normandy, a huge event attended by all the top teams in France, and brought home seven gold medals, three silver and a bronze.

Anyone interested in joining the club at their Charfleets Centre base can check out the website Beginners classes are now running.



BBC1 QI @8.30pm
ITV1 Popstar to Opera Star @ 9pm the remaining five singers hoping to make the grade on the opera stage tackle new arias
BBC2 @10pmMock the week with guests Stewart Francis, Andrew Maxwell and Andi Osho
BBC1 @10.35 Friday Night with Jonathon Ross guests include Lorraine Kelly, Shahrukh Khan and John Barrowman with Marina and the Diamonds performing ahead of the release of her debut Album


There is a decision to make Saturday
ITV1's Harry Hill's TV burp @ 7pm or BBC1's So you think you can Dance @ 7.05 with the results show at 8.55pm
Saturday Night is movie Night with Independence Day on Channel 4 @ 8.30pm, and Rom Com Music and Lyrics starring Hugh Grant on ITV1 @9.30.


Lots of film choices for the children to make on Sunday
Herbie Rides Again on BBC2 @ 3pm
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Living TV @ 3pm
102 Dalmations on Watch TV @ 3pm
Poccohantis II: Journey to a New World on Channel 5 @ 5.15
And those of you that like a sunday night movie
The Devil Wears Prada is on Channel 4 @ 8pm
The Green Mile is on Watch @ 9pm
With two Action Movies to choose from @9pm: S.W.A.T on Channel 5 starring Samuel L Jackson and Die Hard on Sky 2 starring Bruce Willis (if you missed it on Sky1 Saturday night)



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