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Monday 26th - Friday 30th July - My first week as a married woman

My first week as a married woman and it was a real shock this morning getting up at 6am when I have had the luxury of a lie-in for the last 2 weeks.

This Week I gave you a sample of what you missed at the Thingamagig at the New White Hart in Billericay. The two bands I featured were Sans Wilfred and SHOTGUN HEART CLUB. My mate Pete wasn’t able to come in this week but he has given me a comprehensive list of Sporting Events you can sit back and watch this weekend


This Weekend there is:
No service on the Circle Line between Hammersmith and Edgware Road
No Service on the Hammersmith & City line between Hammersmith and Barking
On the Northern line there is no service between Morden and Kennington

On Sunday the:
Jubilee line is closed and there is no service between Richmond and Stratford on London Overground

MONDAY Our very own Interesting and Alternative show presenter Steve Davis and not to mention Snooker legend has backed a campaign to save the popular Billericay station snack bar which is set for demolition as part of a planned £1.4million revamp, to make way for a bigger ticket office.

The Department for Transport has said Toll booth barriers at the Dartford Crossing could be lifted at peak times. The Dartford Tunnel and Queen Elizabeth II bridge handle about 150,000 vehicles a day and campaigners say the crossing should be made free as it has now paid for itself since opening.

Southend United secured a 1-1 draw at Salisbury City on Friday night as the continue with some pre-season fixtures to test the water with their new team. Chris Phillips reports that Louie Soares is certain Southend United are the right club to further his career. The 25-year-old winger, who has impressed for Blues during pre-season, turned down an offer of a new contract at Aldershot to sign a one year pre-contract agreement at Roots Hall. And he is confident of tasting success with Paul Sturrock’s side.


BUS users are being asked to attend a meeting to discuss how a new bus company is getting along. Back in May, bus operator Ensign Buses took over the 81 bus service, known as the Hutton circular. The company stepped in after First Bus, which then operated the service, said it was scrapping the route. Three months on, Brentwood councillors representing the Hutton ward have called a meeting to check on the company’s progress. The review, which takes place on Tuesday, July 27, at Hutton Poplars Hall, in Poplar Drive, Hutton, at 7pm, will give residents the chance to have their say about the new service.

Dougie Poynter and Frankie Sandford are buying a house together. The McFly bassist and The Saturdays beauty ' who recently reconciled their year-long romance following a brief split - spend so much time together they hope to secure their romance further by purchasing a property as a couple. Dougie said: "She pretty much lives with me now, in my flat. But we're looking at buying a house, so hopefully that'll go through, and then we'll be properly living together."
The 22-year-old musician ' who is joined in the group by Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd - also revealed he managed to woo Frankie,21, after inviting her to join him in the McFly hot tub following a gig at London's Astoria venue.

We Are Scientists are pleased to announce 'The American Barbarians Tour' throughout the UK in November..
General On Sale Date: Friday 23rd July@ 9AM
15-Nov - Portsmouth - Pyramids
16-Nov - Birmingham - HMV Institute
17-Nov - Bristol - O2 Academy
19-Nov - Norwich - UEA
20-Nov - Manchester - Academy 2
21-Nov - London ' O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
22-Nov - Liverpool - O2 Academy
24-Nov - Leeds - Metropolitan University
25-Nov - Glasgow ' O2 ABC
26-Nov - Newcastle - O2 Academy
27-Nov - Nottingham - Rock City

An Exciting new live music event will kick off this weekend on a massive paddle steamer boat on the bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. `Rock the Boat` starts this Saturday 31st July and will feature Three stages over Two days.
There`s no big corporate sponsor involved, Its refreshing to see that this is all for a good cause and being ran by the locals to raise money to get the ship sailing once more. The event will run this weekend each day from 12 noon- 2am and will include over 15 bands on the bill on each day alongside the same number roughly of DJs. Some of the highlights will include:
The Draymin - who are fresh from T in the Park
The Haze - this is their first big gig and their single `Streetfighter’ is worth looking out for
Cheviot Hoods
The Girobabies - have receivd a stamp of approval from Paul Heaton of Beautiful South and Housemartins fame as he has been giving them some airplay on 6music
DJ sets will include the likes of Lisa Littlewood, Joe Mancini (Colours) , Steve Wilson (Diversify, Club 69) Del Campbell and Richard Maxwell amongst many others that will keep the party going from noon till the early morning.

Top 10 Albums 
  1. Eminem - Recovery has been in the top spot for 5 weeks
  2. Alive till I’m Dead by Professor Green is new in at number 2
  3. The Defamation of Strickland Banks - Plan B after spending 15 weeks in the chart they have made it to number 3
  4. Aphrodite - Kylie Minogue - The pop princess has been nudged out of the number 2 position after 3 weeks in the charts
  5. Eliza Doolittle’s self titled album is holding out at number 5
  6. After 80 weeks in the top 40 Lady Gaga is holding on tight to her position with The Fame
  7. The Folky Pop outfit Mumford and Sons are proving that they mean business after 42 weeks in the charts!
  8. Alicia Keys is only 10 weeks behind them with her Album the Element of Freedom
  9. Earth Wind and Fire’s Greatest hits is a new entry at 9
  10. And finally after a mamouth 55 weeks in the charts Florence and the Machines Lungs climbs back in to the top 10 from 13

WEDNESDAY A couple of surprises in this mornings sporting news Diego Maradona is no longer the coach of Argentina. The Argentinian Football Association has unanimously agreed not to renew his contract. Also, Andy Murray has sacked coach Miles Maclagan after two-and-a-half years.

Top 10 Box Office Hits

  1. Toy Story 3 - after only one week Toy Story has broken UK box office records by scoring the highest grossing debut for an animated movie making it the most successful Animation of all time 
  2.  Inception - has spent two weeks in the charts and after 1 week in the top position Leonardo Di Caprio was pushed out by an animation 
  3.  The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Holds its position this week
  4. Shrek Forever After - Falls 2 places after 4 weeks in the top 10
  5. The Rebound -is a new entry at number 5 starring Catherine Zeta-Jones
  6. Predators - takes a tumble after 2 weeks at number 3 and 4
  7. Khatta Meetha - A New Entry for Bollywood
  8. Get Him to the Greek (2010) has quickly moved down the charts and probably wont be long before it exits out of the top 10!!
  9. Splice - Another new entry this week, but not for the faint hearted as it is a Horror Scifi Movie as two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment 
  10.  Leaving - is about to leave the building after only 3 weeks with only a limited release. However Kristen Scott Thomas has been nominated for a Cesar Award in the category of Best Actress

The red carpet is out in London's Leceister Square for the premiere of the A Team. The movie follows the exploits of Hannibal Smith and his colourful team of former soldiers who were set up for a crime they didn't commit. Liam Neeson stars in the film, and says his family loved watching the original TV series.

Angelina Jolie's new spy thriller "Salt" has failed to take the North American box office crown from Leonardo DiCaprio's "Inception". According to studio estimates, "Inception" earned 43 point 5 million dollars over the weekend - including Friday. "Salt" came second, netting 36 point 5 million.


Brentwood Theatre
- A Midsummer Nights Dream is on until Saturday 31st tickets are £10 / £8 concessions, call 01277 200305

Towngate Theatre - Postman Pat: AVery Royal Mission

The Old Court Theatre on Springfield Road - A Dog in the Manger is on until Saturday 31st at 7.45pm tickets are £8 / £7 concessions

Open Air Theatre at the RHS Garden in Hyde Hall - Much ado about Nothing - A war of words, three weddings and a funeral. It's all here in The Pantaloons' hilarious version of Shakespeare's comedy. Open-air theatre fun for all ages. Bring a picnic, blankets and maybe an umbrella just in case. It is on for one night only on Saturday 31st at 18.00, tickets are £10 for Adults and £2.00 for under 16's

The Queens Theatre - The Little Big Club - Starring Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Pingu. Performances are on Monday at 1pm and 3.30 and Tuesday at 11am 1.30 and 4.30, tickets cost £11 full price and £10 for children

Award-winning Broadway stage show Shrek The Musical is to make its London debut next year, the Theatre Royal has announced. The production, which scooped a Tony award for best costume, is scheduled to open in the West End in May. The show ran for over 12 months in New York but closed after dwindling ticket sales. Performance dates are due to be announced shortly and tickets are on sale from 1 October.


Pete’s Sporting Events for the Weekend:

So, in the week that saw the 2-year countdown to the 2012 Olympics begin, what better way to wet the Olympic appetite than by watching the European Athletics Championships from the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, which was home to the 1992 Olympics where Sally Gunnell and Linford Christie won golds. And it’s been a great success so far for team GB, with Phillips Idowu winning the Triple Jump, and Mo Farah winning gold in the 10,000 metres, the first time a Brit has ever won that event. He’s also running in the 5000 metre final on Saturday evening. Mark Lewis-Francis won silver in the men’s 100 metres, even though he wasn’t even expected to make the final. Today, Jessica Ennis gets underway in the heptathlon, and Jenny Meadows runs in the final of the 800m with Jemma Simpson. The events are ongoing until Sunday, with the relays on Sunday evening to finish the competition off.

A few more British finalists for the Atheltics championships today:
Martyn Rooney and Michael Bingham in the 400m, Will Sharman and Andy Turner in the 110m hurdles for timetables for today and the weekend, and lots of other information about the championships

Cricket - Essex, who on Tuesday qualified for the 20-20 finals day, are currently playing Kent in the County championship, with Kent on 360-6 overnight. Today is also day 2 of the Test match between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge, and England are in a good position after a shaky start, which included Essex’s Alistair Cook getting out for a disappointing 8.

Formula 1 - this weekend it’s the Hungary Grand Prix (Qualifying 1pm Saturday, race 1pm Sunday), and everyone will be hoping that whoever wins, all the talk afterwards will be about a great race rather than a fixed result.

It’s the British round of the World Superbikes, taking place at Donnington Park this weekend.
And for a bit of glamour, it’s Glorious Goodwood, it began on Tuesday and finishes tomorrow, so dust off your gladrags and open up the Pimms, and watch the racing in style!

And finally, we’re just one week away from the start of the football league season (2 weeks away from the start of the premier league). This weekend is home to the traditional pre-season tournament the Emirates Cup which takes place at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium. Arsenal are playing AC Milan tomorrow, and Celtic and Lyon are the other two entrants. Or if you prefer your football at grass-roots level, Southend United are travelling to Eastbourne Borough, and I guarantee I won’t know a single player on the pitch for either team! But far more importantly for the Blues, the next High Court date is on Monday, which could see the Blues go into administration and face a 10pt deduction just days before the start of the season. Fingers crossed that isn’t the case.

BRENTWOOD Council is asking residents to decide what happens to a set of goalposts which have been blamed for attracting antisocial behaviour to a Hutton park. Mrs McKinlay said if no responses were forthcoming then the goal-posts would be left alone. Residents wishing to have their say should contact Tracey Lilley, the council’s anti-social behaviour coordinator, on 01277 312644 or by e-mailing tracey.lilley@brentwood.

Tonight on the Telly:

On BBC 2 from 2pm there is coverage of the Women's British Open which is followed at 5.15 with Live Athetics from Barcelona

At 8.30 on BBC 1 its Celebrity Master Chef

Friday night is comedy night by the looks of things:

From 10 the IT Crowd are on Channel 4, at just after 11 That Mitchell and Webb Look followed by the very funny shooting stars, then when you stumble in from the pub Patrick Kielty presents Stand Up for the Week on Channel 4 at 11.25 till 12.10.

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