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Friday 16th April - Still no flights!!

No Pete this morning so I am going it alone with Sport fixtures for the weekend, if you missed it scroll down and you can see for yourself what's on!


EVENING ECHO
By James Colasanti

  • A WOMAN who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 44 is launching a new advice group to help others. Diana Burton, 57, of Lindon Road, Wickford, had her world turned upside down by the diagnosis. She had to give up her job as a midwife and was left struggling to look after two young children. After a series of major operations, she started a local awareness group, because health professionals told her it was a service the area desperately needed. The new Billericay and District Parkinson’s UK Support Group, meets on the third Saturday of every month at Christ Church, in Perry Street, Billericay, and after five years, has 122 members. For details of the group, call Mrs Burton on 01268 676053
  • HIGHWAYS chiefs have been told to direct more cash into repairing pothole scarred roads in Billericay. Essex County Council has just announced it spent nearly £3million on scheduled repairs last month to roads across the county. Among those resurfaced in Billericay were Kennel Lane, Kings Way and Haven Rise. However there are still dangerous potholes on Perry Street, Stock Road and Grange Road. The county council’s highways department, said the highways teams remained committed to repairing damage caused by the worst winter weather for 30 years and residents can report a problem with the state of a road by calling 0845 6037631.
  • THE critically-acclaimed documentary movie about legendary Canvey r’n’b band Dr Feelgood is returning to south Essex. Oil City Confidential will be screened for another week at the Movie Starr cinema, off Eastern Esplanade, Canvey, starting May 7, which would have been the 58th birthday of frontman, the late Lee Brilleaux’s. It is also being shown during the Southend Film Festival at the Palace Theatre, in London Road, Westcliff, on April 30. Oil City Confidential charts the band’s rise to fame in the Seventies through live footage and interviews with band members, including archive film of Brilleaux, who lost a battle with cancer in 1994. The movie sold out at cinemas in Canvey, Southend and Basildon, during a limited run of screenings in February.

Weekly News

  • BRENTWOOD High Street has been shortlisted for a property award after its recent revamp. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors is hosting its Property Oscars, and Brentwood could be in line to win a prize in the community benefit category. Over 30 projects have been submitted for the award, and judging is now under way. The winning projects will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in Cambourne on May 13.

SPORT

Shenfield Pete's Weekend Fixtures
F1 - China GP, qualifying 7am Saturday, race 8am Sunday.

Football this weekend - Premier League fixtures, super Saturday, Man city vs man utd at 12.45, Tottenham vs Chelsea at 5.45.
In the lower leagues, season getting to the point where promotions and relegations (sob) are being decided - possible outcomes this weekend - Norwich could be promoted from league 1, and Notts County and Rochdale could be promoted from League 2 - Notts County after a turbulent season with Sven and the mystery investors, and Rochdale who have been in the same division for an incredible 36 years!!
Cricket this weekend - Essex playing Champions Durham away at the Riverside, and made a good start yesterday.

Waiting til the dust settles...
Rugby League -
Fourth round of challenge cup, but some ties involving french sides are in doubt as the visiting teams can't travel to play!
Ice Hockey world championships from tomorrow in Slovenia, GB can't get there for their 1st game vs Croatia scheduled for 1pm on Saturday (slovenia time). We're in group B of division 1, the main part of the Championships is in Germany next month with USA and Canada competing


RYMAN PREMIER Billericay Town 0 - 0 Sutton United
Waltham Abbey 0 - 4 Dartford
Wealdstone 0 - 1 Aveley

FIXTURES:
AFC Hornchurch VS Waltham Abbey
Billericay Town VS Bognor Regis Town
Canvey Island VS Hendon
Dartford VS Aveley
Tonbridge Angels VS Boreham Wood

RYMAN DIVISION 1 NORTH
Redbridge 2 - 2 Leyton

FIXTURES
Cheshunt VS East Thurrock United
Great Wakering Rovers VS Heybridge Swifts
Harlow Town VS Thamesmead Town
Maldon Town VS Concord Rangers
Northwood VS Ilford
Redbridge VS Brentwood Town
Romford VS Leyton
Tilbury VS Ware
VCD Athletic VS Potters Bar Town
Waltham Forest VS Enfield Town



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