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Monday 25th to Friday 29th October - Happy Halloween

MONDAY

A very busy weekend as always, but productive, my wardrobe is now half built with just a door and some rails to attach to it!!! Exciting times! And I got to go on a date with the Hubby  - Gasp shock horror I hear you say yes he had one day off so we thought we would treat ourselves.  However I was disappointed with the lack of Tiramasu - it is the second time they have fun out and it is my favourite dessert!

WEEKEND RESULTS
Football - Europa League:
Napoli 0 - 0 Liverpool,
Man City 3 - 1 Lech Poznan
Man City 0 - 3 Arsenal

Rugby League - Four Nations tournament:
England 10 - 24 New Zealand

Rugby Union - Return to Premiership after Heineken cup:
Gloucester 33 - 26 Harlequins,
Exeter 9- 12 London Irish
Wasps 10 - 37 Northampton

Gymnastics -World Gymnastics in Rotterdam Britain’s male gymnasts came seventh in Rotterdam in their first World Gymnastics team final appearance.  Gold went to China with Japan taking silver and Germany getting Bronze

Formula 1 - South Korea grand prix 1st Fernando Alonso, 2nd Lewis Hamilton, 3rd Felipe Masa
Leaving the race for the title wide open - what an exciting end to the season!

LOCAL SPORT
23 Oct 10 | Premier Division
Aveley 0 - 3 Tonbridge Angels     
Billericay Town 0 - 0 Margate
Bury Town  1 - 3 AFC Hornchurch
Concord Rangers  3 - 0 Tooting & Mitcham United

23 Oct 10 Division One North
Enfield Town  0 - 3 Great Wakering Rovers  
Grays Athletic  1 - 2 Potters Bar Town
Harlow Town 1 - 0     AFC Sudbury
Heybridge Swifts     1 - 1 Waltham Forest
Ilford 1 - 3 Wingate & Finchley
Redbridge 4 - 0 Brentwood Town     
Thamesmead Town 1 - 1 Leyton     
Tilbury 0 - 2 Maldon & Tiptree
Waltham Abbey 2 - 2 East Thurrock United
Ware 0 -     2 Romford

23 Oct 10 F.A. Cup - [ Fourth Round Qualifying ]
Carshalton Athletic 1-1 Chelmsford City

FIXTURES FOR TODAY
On SKY 1 Leeds vs Cardiff at 7.45pm
THE ATP St Petersburg Open in Russia
WTA Sony Ericsson Championships in Qatar
F.A. Cup - [ Fourth Round Qualifying - Replay ] Chelmsford City VS Carshalton Athletic    

LOCAL NEWS

Evening Echo
CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after plans for a super jail were shelved as part of the Government’s massive cuts.  Members of the No Prison in Runwell Action Group said they were delighted plans for the 1,500-inmate jail were ditched as part of sweeping public sector budget cuts.

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Evening Echo
A NEW £1billion road crossing will be built across the River Thames using part of the money made from increased tolls at Dartford.  The Department for Transport has already said charges for cars will increase from the current £1.50 to £2 in 2011 and £2.50 in 2012.  The toll booths will be removed to ease congestion on the notorious stretch, and new automatic number plate recognition cameras will be introduced.  Motorists will then have to pay over the phone, online or in other ways yet to be confirmed.

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Gazette: Iain Johnson
A WEST END star has returned to his roots at a pub in Brentwood.  Phil Cavill, 47, a former pupil at St Martins School.  After being cast in Miss Saigon as a member of the ensemble Phil went on to take a lead role in the show and, in 1993, he was spotted by theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who offered him the part of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables.  He went on to perform eight shows a week in the role for three years, which could be described as a slog by any standards.  But a year later disaster struck.  He was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in London, which left him in hospital for two months.  After a year and a half of rehabilitation, the tenor sang his way back to the top, reviving the role of Jean Valjean in a 1999 tour production of the show, but decided a year later to fulfil a lifetime ambition of running a pub.  However, after four years as a landlord of The Windmill in East Hanningfield, the lure of live performance became too hard to resist.  He decided to go it alone and plays pubs, clubs and events once more.  Phil is now singing every Saturday night at the Tower Arms, in Weald Road, South Weald.

HOT GOSS FROM THE WEEKEND
X FACTOR
John Adeleye has become the fifth act to be booted off the X Factor.   John - mentored by Louis Walsh - found himself in the bottom two alongside Treyc Cohen.   Simon Cowell ended up having the deciding vote - with the judge sending home Adeleye saying the singer had 'failed to live up to his initial promise'

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STRICTLY
Ex-England keeper Peter Shilton couldn't save his place on Strictly Come Dancing.   He's become the 3rd person to be kicked off the hit dancing show.   It's after he failed to win over the judges with his energetic Charleston.

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Cheryl Cole begged to pull out of her big telly interview with Piers Morgan moments before the chat. Talk show host Piers has revealed that he had to calm the nervous X Factor judge. Cheryl was ready to walk rather than open up for the first time about her brush with death from malaria and her heartbreaking divorce from love cheat footballer Ashley Cole

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Camels, elephants and tigers - but not a drop of drink in sight.  Apparently, Russell Brand insisted on an alcohol-free wedding yesterday.  The actor comedian married his pop star girlfriend Katy Perry in India, in a spiritual ceremony in front of close family and friends.  A spokesman for the couple says they're overjoyed to have wed.

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Ronan Keating and his wife Yvonne are apparently relocating their life to Australia - to rescue their marriage.   Earlier this year it was reported the Boyzone singer had an affair with a
dancer, 10 years younger than his wife.  The couple are said to be looking to move down under, for a better life for their three children.  The Irishman's been appearing as a guest judge on Australia's X Factor.

TUESDAY
GUEST: Ray Old MacDonld's Farm
Having just won an award for its services to education, I am talking to Ray about the half term activities taking place this week.

So what do you offer schools and community groups that put you in a position to win this award?
Their activities are aimed at under 11's, with a focus on learning about ecology, conservation the farming process whilst having fun and interacting with the animals and playing games. They also support community groups with a day dedicated to families of seving soldiers which was a massive hit with all who attended.

Do you have any special activities for half term?
People can learn about conservation, ecology and the farming process t there are also fun activities where you can feed the animals, watch interactive videos and as it is Halloween you can enjoy a ride on the Ghost train, pumpkin carving with Halloween Games online including splat the spooks

What are your plans for the months leading up to Christmas?
Keep feeding the animals and they have refurbished their shelters so that they have protection from the harsh winter weather.

And do you have any spooky goings on at the farm?
No just the goats who play at being telepathic, convinving visitors that they are hungry and need more food!

If this sounds like a great half term treat for you and the kids then the opening times are: Monday to Sunday -   10 - 5 There is a Special price after 2.30pm: £7 Adults and £6 for Children
Call 01277 375177 ext 0 for more details or go to the website: omdfarm.co.uk


Outside Presenter: Ed Wellman is at the Big Bike Ride in South Weald for the start of the sponsored ride which starts at 11am  - Interviews will be aired on tomorrows show from 7

LOCAL NEWS
Evening Echo, By Sarah Calkin
A POPULAR clown is appealing for his bike back after it was stolen while chained up outside a railway station.  Salvo, of Kingsleigh, Thundersley, had padlocked his bike to railings outside Benfleet station while he went to London to attend a meeting of actors’ union, Equity, and visit his 92-year-old mum.  But when he returned the bicycle was gone.   It is one of a number of cycles to have been stolen from the south east Essex area over the past week.  Salvo, who regularly performs in Southend High Street to raise money for charity, said: “I’d had a nice day out, but when I got back I found the padlock on the ground and no bike. It had been cut using a bolt cutter.  The black and white mountain bike is worth about £200 and was given to Salvo by a friend earlier this year. It was fitted with an anti-theft device which will help police identify it if it found.  Essex Police confirmed they are investigating. Crime reduction officer Lorna Watson said: “I would advise cyclists to make sure their bikes are securely locked.

Evening Echo, By Jasmin McDermott
THE merging of council services across south Essex could result in significant savings, a leading councillor has claimed.  Radical proposals to create the UK’s first “super council” were revealed last week, which would result in the merger of three London borough councils. The merging of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea in London could generate savings of between £50million and £100million a year, but would inevitably lead to job losses.  Anna Waite, Southend councillor responsible for adult social care, health and housing, has suggested the merger could present a blueprint for savings across Castle Point, Southend and Rochford.


LOCAL SPORT
25 Oct 10  F.A. Cup - [ Fourth Round Qualifying - Replay ]
Chelmsford City     3-2    Carshalton Athletic

26 Oct 10  Premier Division
Billericay Town VS Cray Wanderers     
Concord Rangers VS Margate
Hastings United VS AFC Hornchurch

26 Oct 10 | Division One North
Brentwood Town VS Needham Market
Cheshunt VS Heybridge Swifts     
Great Wakering Rovers VS Tilbury
Leyton VS Ilford
Maldon & Tiptree VS Ware     
Potters Bar Town VS Redbridge
Romford     VS Grays Athletic
Wingate & Finchley VS Waltham Abbey

26 Oct 10 Essex Senior Cup - [ Third Round ]
Canvey Island VS Harlow Town     

Evening Echo Sport
BOXING
STANFORD le Hope fighter John Wayne Hibbert is stepping up his training scedule in advance of his biggest ever bout.  The boxer — whose real name is Wayne Hibbert — is scheduled to take part in a six-round contest on Saturday, December 4, at the world famous York Hall in Bethnal Green.  It is understood that Orsett-born Hibbert, who is a floorlayer, will take on the experienced Welsh fighter Barry James.  But his opponent’s identity has not yet been officially confirmed — so the 25-year-old Thurrock man may find himself up against a different opponent.  Tickets for the fight night cost £35 each and are available from Hibbert who can be contacted on 07516 599193.

BASKETBALL
NEWCASTLE Eagles continued to get their BBL Championship campaign back on track as they enjoyed an extremely comfortable 112-43 victory over the Essex Pirates at Sport Central on Friday night.

Sport on the Telly
Manchester United vs Wolves 8pm Sky Sports 2

MUSIC NEWS
TOP 10 Singles
1 (2 ) JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) - BRUNO MARS
2 (NEW ENTRY) HEART VACANCY - WANTED
3 (3) BARBRA STREISAND - DUCK SAUCE
4 (1) FORGET YOU  - CEE LO GREEN
5 (NEW ENTRY) FIREWORK - KATY PERRY
6 (9) COOLER THAN ME - MIKE POSNER
7 (4) MIAMI 2 IBIZA - SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA VS TINIE
8 (5) WRITTEN IN THE STARS - TINIE TEMPAH FT ERIC TURNER
9 (NEW ENTRY) 2012 (IT AIN'T THE END) - JAY SEAN FT NICKI MINAJ
10 (NEW ENTRY) BEST BEHAVIOUR  - N-DUBZ

TOP 10 Albums
1 (NEW ENTRY) COME AROUND SUNDOWN - KINGS OF LEON
2 (1 ) IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS - GREATEST - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
3 (2) DISC-OVERY  - TINIE TEMPAH
4 (NEW ENTRY) 1967-1970 - BEATLES
5 (13) TEENAGE DREAM - KATY PERRY
6 (NEW ENTRY) 1962-1966 - BEATLES
7 (41) CRAZY LOVE - MICHAEL BUBLE
8 (4) SCIENCE & FAITH - SCRIPT
9 (29) TURN IT UP - PIXIE LOTT
10 (7) THE DEFAMATION OF STRICKLAND BANKS - PLAN B

TAKE THAT TV!
ITV has announced that it will screen the hotly-anticipated fly-on-the-wall documentary on Take That.
Airing in November - "Take That: Look Back, Don't Stare" follows on the band's last year - focusing on events prior to them reuniting with Robbie Williams. The programme will coincide with the band's long-awaited new single 'The Flood' on November 14.

Q AWARD WINNERS
Kasabian are the best act in the world - according to Q magazine.  The band won the accolade at this afternoon's annual Q Awards.  Other big winners were Florence and the Machine who got two gongs for best female and best track. The ceremony recognises the best music of the past 12 months, but also honours artists who've had many years of success. Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry picked up the Q Icon award.  He says he has no plans to stop playing.
Rapper Plan B was named best breakthrough artist.  The performer, whose real name is Ben Drew, thinks he deserves the prize.
Producer Mark Ronson took the Q Innovation in Sound award.   He says he's proud to be among the stars winning this year.
And reformed Take That made their first public appearance since Robbie Williams rejoined the group to collect a Hall of Fame award.

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COLE MIMER
Cheryl Cole's been defending claims she mimed during her performance on Sunday night's X-Factor. A spokesperson for the singer says her vocals were live apart from a section of the chorus which she didn't sing because of the dance routine.  We're told she didn't mime during that part as she didn't hold the mic to her mouth.

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FERRY ON BOARD WITH X FACTOR
X Factor contestant Paije Richardson has been singled out for praise from none other than Bryan Ferry. While picking up a Q icon award, the former Roxy Music star said "There are
couple of people with great voices."  But he picked out the cinema usher from Islington in North London - saying "that boy is one. He has really got something."


WEDNESDAY
This morning I played out the interviews from The Big Bike Ride at South Weald Park yesterday morning  in aid of Diabetes UK.   Ed Wellman embraced the autumnal weather to speak to partcipants and Carol Bisley about the reasons for rasing money for this desrving charity.

Their next event is Race Night on  Thursday 28 October 2010 Doors open at  7:30pm  First Race Starts at 8:00pm
Stifford Clays Social Club
Thurrock
Essex
RM16 2AP

A Night at the Races - Complete Big Screen Video Race
Tickets £10.00 in advance and includes a Scampi & Chip Supper and there is a Licensed Bar.  Tables can be arranged if a group want to enjoy the evening together - just let me know.

Contact: Carol Bisley
Email:     carol.bisley@diabetes.org.uk
Phone:     01376 505242


GUEST: Richard McLeod
This morning we spoke about the changes to Single parents income support, when their child reaches the age of 7 the benefits will change to jobseekers allowance to encourage them back to the work place.  Earlier this year child benfit was also dropped so it will now stop when your child reaches 16.

Changes in funding will have an effect on Brentwood CAB but the impact is unknown as the council haven't announced their budget yet.   However their will be more work coming their way as vince cable is joining a number of different advice agencies to the CAB including consumer direct which handles over 1 million calls a year!

At the beginning of this month BBC online reports that:
As part of the axe falling on quangos, the government-backed Consumer Direct helpline will be taken over by the Citizens Advice Bureau.  The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is being stripped of its consumer protection role, with trading standards also taking on more responsibility.  The OFT is to be merged with the Competition Commission. Local trading standards officers will deal with the OFT's previous high-profile work in taking on major consumer issues.

Parish Out reach that will be happening in November:
3rd November: West Horndon - St Francis church Centre 1-4
11th November: Blackmore - Baptist Church Village Green 10 - 1
17th November: Doddinghurst - Village Hall Left side parish room 1-4
24th November: Herongate Church Hall on the corner of Billericay Road 1-4
4th November: Brentwood community Hospital 9-12
11th November: Cherry Trees 9-12

As always if you are unable to get to a drop in session or make you to Crown Street you can access their website or give them a call:

Website: http://www.brentwoodadvice.co.uk/
Telephone Number: 0844-4770808
   
LOCAL NEWS
Front Page of the Gazette:
- £40k Drug Mule caught using a kid's ticket
- Derided TV docusoap a boost for the market - Estate agents have seen a rise in the number of people looking for property in the Brentwood area.

Inside:
Amazing Kayleigh is the Pride of town - Pg 3
how will you be affected by cuts - Pg 4 & 5
Mum is stunned by villagers hate mail - Pg 11


LOCAL SPORT
26 Oct 10 | Premier Division
Billericay Town     3-2    Cray Wanderers
Concord Rangers     0-0    Margate     
Hastings United     0-1    AFC Hornchurch

26 Oct 10 Division One North
Brentwood Town     VS    Needham Market Postponed
Cheshunt         1-1    Heybridge Swifts     
Great Wakering Rovers     2-0    Tilbury     
Maldon & Tiptree         3-2    Ware
Potters Bar Town         2-2    Redbridge     
Romford             2-0    Grays Athletic
Wingate & Finchley     3-3    Waltham Abbey

26 Oct 10 Essex Senior Cup - [ Third Round ]
Canvey Island     4-1    Harlow Town     

FIXTURES
27 Oct 10 Division One North
Waltham Forest     VS    Thamesmead Town     

Back Page of the Gazette:
There is a 'rude awakening' for Boss Les Whitton as Brentwood loose 4-0 to Redbridge leaving them Bottom of the Ryman League Division One North Table. Read Dave Ward's Lead article in the Gazette for the full story

And the Billericay Town Manager, Craig Edwards is calling for stiffer penalities for players who he claims, deliberately go into tackles to seriously hurt other players.

David Arnold reports that Essex's Bid to Keep Twenty20 gathers pace

In Table Tennis Collier set to Link up with England Team  - Evangeline Collier has received her first call-up to the England Intrenational Youth Squad

Don't forget to get your Sports Award Nominations in - there is an entry form at the back of the Gazette, the closing date for nominations is the 10th December - you can also do it online www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/2010sports


MOVIE NEWS:
1. (NEW ENTRY) Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) - After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
2. Despicable Me (2010) An animation to keep the kids entertained this half term.When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds himself profoundly changed by the growing love between them. And no doubt there is something in the story for the adults too!
3. (NEW ENTRY) Red (2010/I) When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.  Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman
4. The Social Network (2010) A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. IMDB users give it an 8.4/10 and the Go section of the Gazette give it 4 stars
5. (NEW ENTRY) Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.
6. (NEW ENTRY) Alpha and Omega (2010) Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
7. Vampires Suck (2010) A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.
8. (NEW ENTRY) Easy A (2010) A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.   Starring Lisa Kudrow, of friends fame, as Mrs Griffiths
9. Life as We Know It (2010) Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.  Written
10. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

SHOWBIZ
Hangover star Zach Galifianakis is in talks to feature in the upcoming Muppets film. The actor - about to hit our screens in Due Date - has been approached to star in the film alongside Jason Segel and Amy Adams.  The plot of the new film, follows a new Muppet named Walter as they try to save the Muppet studio.

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A piece of James Bond history goes on sale in London today - an original Aston Martin used by the character.  The Silver Birch DB5 - seen in Goldfinger and Thunderball - is the only surviving Aston used in the films.  It's expected to fetch more than 3 million pounds.

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Actor Michael J Fox says he's "handling" his Parkinson's disease.  Nearly 20 years after he was diagnosed, he says the illness is manageable.  The Back to the Future star has been speaking on the red carpet in New York.  It was an event to mark the 25th anniversary of the movie, in which he starred
as Marty McFly.

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Jake Gyllenhall has been spotted in Brooklyn holding hands with Taylor Swift   - is this a new romance on the cards???



THURSDAY

GUEST: Peter McTurk, Director of Calcott Hall Farm
Having been crowned best farm shop in the Essex food and drink awards I am talking to the director of calcott Peter McTurk about what he had to do to achieve the result and what this means for the future of the farm shop

How long have you been running?
Peter's parents opened the farm shop 35 years ago, they were originally a dairy producer and they swapped to a market vegetable farm.  The shop is popular with locals as the produce leaves the ground in the morning and goes straight in to the shop - you can't get fresher than that.

What halloween treats do you have in stock?
This year they have a great harvest of Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes along with pumpkin carving kits.

Do you have any spooky goings on at the farm?
Only in the decorations! Maybe next year they will do some spooky tours!

What are your opening times?
Monday is their day off
Tuesday-Thursday  & Sat 8:30am-5:30pm
Friday 8:30am-6:30pm;
Sunday 10am-2pm

TOP BEAUTY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN:
Asda, Superdrug and Poundland all have an amazing array of Halloween goodies, including face paints and goth stick on nails from around 50p.

Jinny Rainbow tattoos also have a Halloween collection, really good quality, so everyone’s a winner!

Feel like a little face painting? Snazeroo Face Paints have some great combinations, plus lots of step by steps so you get each look just right, including Vamprie and Wicked witches, price from £20

Creating a grown up goth look?  Check out Marks & Spencer’s gorgeous Eyeshadow Quad in City Grey, £8.50, lots of smoky shades you can smudge with your fingers. Lift the look with lots of gorgeous glitter, try Emani Glitter Dust, £7.95, check out website www.emani.co.uk comes with own Magic Sealer, £10.95, or Ultraglow’s in www.ultraglowshop.co.uk

Miss Kitty Bewitching Eye Palette in Burgundy, www.kittymakeup.com

Eyeko range available on line have brilliant Halloween polish, Vampire Polish, £3.50. Check out website www.eyeko.co.uk

Add loads of luscious lashes, check out Eyelashes Direct, prices from £2.50, every shape and shade. Also Attitude Lash Glow Lashes, £2.99 at Superdrug.

Or for semi permanent lashes, there’s oohlalashes, Billericay’s first and only lash lounge.

Professional make-up artist Sue Devitt has luxurious mascara, Black Widow Spider Mascara, £17.50, available at www.qvc.com

Weave a little magic into hair using Love Hair Extensions Clip In Streaks, just £5.99, available at, look out for coloured braids in Superdrug from around 99p.

Create bewitching locks with help of Nicky Clare Detox & Purfiy Super Slim Salon Professional Straighteners, £59.99 at good electrical stockists.

Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber perfect for creating Halloween dos, £14.1`0, available from salons nationwide.

For nails: lots of vampy options: Leighton Denney’s out of the Blue polish in Blue Ink and Jet, £29 or OPI’s gorgeous Lincoln Park Duo, deep purple£16, both at  from QVC, qvc, WWW.qvc.com. Or check out Models Own Nail Collection in Fluro Orange and Green, both £5.

For lips: lots of luscious choice: Models Own Blackberrry Gloss, £5. Ultraglow Magic Lips change every shade of perfect pink on your lips and come in Jet Black, £5.49, available at www.ultraglowshop.co.uk

Lip Venom from DuWop, contains cinnamon and ginger that makes you lips tingle so lips look fuller, £12.25 from QVC.

Lots of Halloween treats for face and body too: Elemis have Devil Mint Scrub perfect for skin that’s needs a little autumn buffing, £24. Checkout out the Cedarwood Spa Candlow, for creating Halloween glow, £25. www.timetospa.com

Lush also has a brilliant Halloween inspired collection check out the traditional Mexican Day of The Dead Bath Ballistics inspired by Mexican festival, with love Clavera, Spanish for Skull and the Calacas Shower Jelly, look like skeletons, pop in the frige before you use for extra zing. Price from £2.95 at Lush outlets.

Also aptly named Hubble Bubble range of skin care, check out the Purifying Cleansing Balm, £18, great for removing make-up at the end of the day, lots of lush organic ingredients.

Or go the whole way and enjoy a Mummy Wrap and gleam like an ancient goddess, 1 hour exfoliation, and detox treatment available at Alton Towers Spa, just £65, visit www.altontowers.com/spa for details.

Finally finish it all off with a Halloween inspired cocktail courtesy of Sothern Comfort, warm and tingling, just what you need on a cold night, a bottle costs around £18, check out www.southerncomfort.com for details on how to shake but not stir!

LOCAL NEWS
Evening Echo
After disruption on C2C this morning it was very appropriate that there was an article about copper theft in the Echo:

COPPER cabling was seized by police during a crackdown on metal theft.  British Transport Police recovered one-tonne of cabling from a yard in south Essex as part of a day of action across six counties, last Friday.  In total officers visited more than 40 scrap dealers and searched their premises as part of the crackdown, codenamed Operation Ablett.  Supt Paul Brogden, who headed the operation, said: “Cable theft is one of the biggest issues facing the rail industry today. Each year the actions of cable thieves cost train operating companies, Network Rail, public utilities companies and local communities millions of pounds in repairs and lost business. Thankfully the thieves are not putting rail passengers at risk when signal cable is damaged because any signals attached to a severed cable will automatically switch to red, halting any trains on the track. "
This week, British Transport Police have called for tougher powers to close down scrap dealers who buy and sell stolen metal.

Evening Echo
THE Queen is to visit Essex today. Her Majesty and Prince Philip are due to arrive in Maldon around 12.15pm to visit the Maldon Crystal Salt Company before meeting crowds, expected to number in thousands, in Maldon town centre.  The Royal couple were then due to have lunch at the town hall.   They were then scheduled to travel to Tiptree to visit Wilkin & Sons with residents being advised the best place to see them would be at the junction between Station Road and Factory Hill, as the Queen was entering the jam factory at its first entrance. People wishing to see her were advised to get there at about 2pm, although she is not expected to arrive until about 2.35pm.


LOCAL SPORT

RESULTS
27 Oct 10  Division One North
Waltham Forest     1-2      Thamesmead Town

No more local games till the weekend.

RUGBY
In the London and South east Division one North Brentwood lost to Thurrock 38-3, it was a local derby not to be forgotten!
Old Brentwoods also took a thrashing in the London and South East Dvision Essex League against Brightlingsea losing 7-11

HOCKEY
The frustration for Brentwood Sport continues for the Hockey team as they loose away at St Ives 4-3.

CAGE FIGHTING
Saturday night will see the Brentwood Centre host 20 fights including local fighter Jack "The Stone" Mason taking part. With the cage fighters Championship going from strength to strength be sure to book your tickets by calling 0793906260 www.ticketeast.co.uk


Pete's look at the Weekend's Sport
Squash - Well done to Brentwood's Lauren Selby who won her first WISPA title last Saturday - the first of many!

Football - game of the week - I'm cheating and going for 2 games, Arsenal vs West Ham or Man Utd vs Tottenham, both on Saturday

Rugby League - England vs Australia - Sunday 31st 07:30 in Melbourne.

Golf - Andalucia Masters this weekend at Valderrama in Cadiz, where either Germany's Martin Kaymer or Britain's Lee Westwood take over from Tiger Woods as World Number 1.

Ice Hockey - it's an Essex derby - Chelmsford Chieftains vs Romford Raiders on Saturday at the Riverside, face off at 17.40.


FRIDAY

LOCAL NEWS
Evening Echo, By Laura Smith
A MAN has been locked up after attacking a man on a Southend-bound train.  Scott Breakwell lost his temper at Westcliff railway station following a row between a crowd of young people.  They all got on a train, when Breakwell punched one of the teenagers in the head.  The force of the blow knocked 18-year-old Matthew Gosling to the floor where a torrent of blows were rained down upon him by his attacker.  The court heard he was a keen breakdancer, but the head injury had prevented him taking part in a competition in Leeds with his dance troupe. This led them to qualify to compete in Canada – but he would not be able to join them.  The court sent Breakwell to a young offenders’ institute for six months.

Gazette By Paul Ainsworth
RESIDENTS are calling for safety measures for a notoriously dangerous bend before someone is killed.  Speeding vehicles are constantly crashing on the corner where Hanging Hill Lane meets Pondfield Lane in Brentwood and nearby homes and vehicles have been damaged in the resulting carnage.  A resident near the bend, Harold Whitehead, 86, has had multiple cars written off by out-of-control vehicles.  Ward councillor Mike Le-Surf said he would be calling for action through Brentwood Borough Council's highways localism panel.  He said: "I have reported this issue many times. We need some traffic calming measures and a safe place to cross before someone is killed."

LOCAL SPORT
30 Oct 10 | Premier Division
Aveley  VS Canvey Island     
Harrow Borough VS Concord Rangers

30 Oct 10 Division One North
East Thurrock United VS Ilford
Great Wakering Rovers VS Ware
Maldon & Tiptree     VS Waltham Abbey
Potters Bar Town VS Heybridge Swifts     
Tilbury     VS Brentwood Town     
Waltham Forest VS Needham Market     
Wingate & Finchley VS Leyton

30 Oct 10 F.A. Trophy - [ Second Round Qualifying ]
AFC Totton VS Romford     
Billericay Town VS    Banbury United     
Harlow Town VS Carshalton Athletic     
Margate     VS AFC Hornchurch

31 Oct 10  F.A. Trophy - [ Second Round Qualifying ]
Grays Athletic VS Cinderford Town

BASKET BALL
Essex Pirates travel to Mersey Tigers tonight tip off at 7.30    

VOLLEY BALL
Chelmsford continued their winning streak defeating Brentwood Whackers 3-0 which puts them at the top of Essex Division One

Evening Echo Sport, By Chris Phillips
SOUTHEND United have cut their back-room team, making a trio of redundancies.  The Echo understands that goalkeeping coach Lee Turner, kit-man Steve Parmenter and transfer advisor Billy Jennings have all been shown the door at Roots Hall.  Blues confirmed that the redundancies followed a review of the club which started in August.

TV GUIDE
If you are a BOND fan Octupussy is on ITV 4 at 7.20
The gripping Million Pound Drop Live is on Channel 4 at 10 with Graham Nortons Show on BBC 1 after the news at 10.35 - ooo is he Jonathon Ross' replacement for the late night chat show???
And if you want to celebrate Halloween then The Amityville Horror is on ITV1 from 10.35

Saturday
Kindergarten Cop starring Arnold Schwarzeneger is on ITV2+1 at 5.55pm which avoids Strictly come dancing at 6.30 on BBC 1
If you missed Grand Designs this week you'll be glad to know that it is repeated on Channel 4+1 at 8pm, then Wallender starts on BBC4 at 9pm avoiding the X Factor on ITV1 at 8pm
Or there is Live Snooker on ITV4 with coverage of the innaugral staging of the Power Snooker Tournament at the IndigO2 in London

Sunday
There are a whole host of spooky movies you can watch to avoid the results shows!
The Mummy is on ITV2 at 3.55 followed by casper at 5.55pm  or  The witches are on Channel 5 at 5.15 then from 8-9 the Vampire Diaries are on ITV2

TV News:
'DANNO' DEAD
The man who was on the receiving end of one of TV's most famous catch phrases has died. 72-year-old James MacArthur played 'Danno' Williams in the original version of 'Hawaii Five-O.' Episodes often ended with detective Steve McGarret uttering: "Book 'em, Danno." He died of natural causes with his family by his side.

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INBETWEENERS IN THE WAR YEARS
Two of the stars of cult comedy The Inbetweeners are to appear in a new sitcom set during World War One. Simon Bird and Joe Thomas have co-written and will star in Chickens on Channel4 along with Jonny Sweet.
They will play three young men who are left behind while their contemporaries are fighting on the Western Front.

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The cast of The Sound of Music have reunited - for the first time in forty five years. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer were joined on The Oprah Winfrey Show by the seven actors who played the young Von Trapps.  During the reunion, the now grown-up children talked about growth spurts and losing teeth during filming.

 

I hope that you recieve more treats than tricks this sunday and I will see you bright and breezy Monday morning at 7am





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