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Thursday 29th April - My Heaven on Earth is Tiramisu Ice Cream!

LOCAL NEWS
Evening Echo
By Gina Marden
  • RAMPAGING yobs went on a wrecking spree in Billericay, trashing 16 cars within the space of a few hours. In the most serious incident, a family in Prince Edward Road suffered a total £2,000 of damage to their property when the vandals scratched obscene words on to the bonnet of a Ford Fiesta and a Fiat. Vehicles in nearby Trinity Road, Darell Way, Mons Avenue, Shakespeare Avenue and Davids Walk were also damaged. Witnesses to the incidents, all between 5pm on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday morning, are asked to call police at Billericay on 0300 3334444, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

By Michelle Archard

  • EON workers being made redundant in June have accused the company of insensitivity after being told to train the staff taking their jobs. Call centre workers based in Rayleigh are already upset at losing their jobs, but now are angry they will be required to train staff from other centres on doing their jobs. The work is being moved to other locations when the centre in London Road closes on June 25. One unhappy worker, who did not want to be named, said: “At least 20 people are expected to train Eon call centre operators in certain procedures. It’s awful and totally insensitive." Scott Somerville, Eon spokesman, said: “To make sure all processes are handled correctly and we continue to deliver the high levels of customer service expected of us, we’re working across all our relevant teams to make sure the move to create centres of excellence delivers results for customers straight away. “We understand what a difficult time this is for our colleagues at Rayleigh. We will continue to do everything we can to help.”

Brentwood Gazette

  • On yer Bike - Operation Velo Launches this Saturday in Essex for six months as traditional policing uses pedal power to tackle crime - Page 3
  • Witnesses to accident are sought - Pg 4
  • Owen Gets his Big Break - Pg 13

SPORT
Gazette
Running Winners aswarded their prizes for Run - Pg 4

Snooker Allister Carter (Eng) 13-12 Shaun Murphy (Eng)
Mark Selby (Eng) 13-11 Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng)
Graeme Dott (Sco) 13-12 Mark Allen (NI)
Steve Davis (Eng) 5-13 Neil Robertson (Aus)

Play Continues today, Thursday 29 April (semi-finals- best of 33 frames)
1400 BST:
Neil Robertson (Aus) v Allister Carter (Eng)

1900 BST:
Graeme Dott (Sco) v Mark Selby (Eng)


MID WEEK MOVIES - A little late - soz ;-)

  1. Date Night - New Entry - Pushed Dear John off the top spot. Phil and Claire Foster are a couple who have been married for several years and got caught in the mundane of Family Life. One night they put aside some time to go on a date night to spend some quality time together. However after gate crashing a restaurant and taking someone else's table the evening doesn't quite turn out how the expect!
  2. Clash of the Titans - holds its position
  3. How to Train Your Dragon - also sticks at number 3
  4. Dear John - Falls from the top spot
  5. Kick Ass - is booted from number 4 down one place
  6. The Ghost Writer - holds its position
  7. It's a Wonderful Afterlife - New Entry - A comedy centered on an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into the world of serial murder. Starring: Sanjeev Bhaskar and Mark Addy
  8. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang - Falls 3 places
  9. Alice in Wonderland - drops to 9
  10. The Joneses - New Entry - A dark comedy about rival neighbors whose quest for the best turns deadly. - sounds like a night on wisteria lane in Desperate housewives...A Cast of unknowns including the writer, producer and editor Stacey Cruwys



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