Have a lovely weekend, I am going to do my best to avoid watching any talent contests, and with a 90th Birthday on Saturday and a Cinema date with my husband on Sunday I think I will achieve my goal!
- A good Spring boosts B&Q sales
- Lotus is making staff cutbacks
- Tax rise forces closure of a British Gas Field.
- Betfred to takeover Tote
- Goldman Sachs shares tumble
- EU withdraws grant to tea firm
- Home businesses booming.
East Thurrock United Ladies beat FC Clacton Ladies 3-0 to clinch back-to-back championships and with it promotion to Division One (South) of the Eastern Region Women’s Football League. Players who feel they have the ability to play at that level are invited to call manager John Hinz on 07 939 216 614.
Richard McEvoy says he’s excited about the Wales Open at Celtic Manor, Cardiff, the course which kick-started his best-ever showing on the last European Tour.
A year ago he finished ninth there and picked up a then career best 43,000 euros in prize money. That was a catalyst for an excellent run-in which saw him claim big money in several tournaments, including 78,000 euros at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and the top 115 place he needed to retain his Tour card.
- Pot holes causing headache for drivers in Billericay
- Brentwood’s only Labour councillor has been nominated as the new chairman of the council’s overview and scrutiny committee.
If you are a fan of the Talentless Britain then this weekend is going to be a nail biter as tonight is the last semi final with the final on Saturday and a shock return for a contestant as ordered by Cowell (he who must be obeyed!)
But if you want to avoid the variety of disasters on ITV1 at 7.30 I suggest you walk away from the telly until 9pm when Saving Private Ryan is on Channel 4 or there is Xmen on the sister Channel Film 4 at the same time.
On Saturday Channel 4 continues with another great movie, Lord of the Rings: The return of the King at 6.30 perfectly timed to avoid the final of Britain has no talent on ITV1 at 7pm. But, as one show finishes, more has-beens are given airtime to get a chance to be wanna-be’s once more in Popstar to Operastar on ITV at 9pm. The contestants are 2009 X Factor winner Joe McElderry, singer-songwriter Midge Ure, the Original Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker, Erasure star Andy Bell, ex-Steps member Claire Richards, singer Jocelyn Brown, Toploader fronntman Joseph Washbourn and former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton. Plus, mentors Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon perform.
But if you would like to see some monkeys show the professionals how its done, Planet of the Apes is on Sky 1 at 9pm.
Then finishing of this rather short weekend there are some great family movies, perfect for winding down before the kids get back to school.
ITV2+1 Liar Liar at 3pm
ITV2 Robots at 3.40
ITV3 March of the Penguins at 5.15
Channel 4 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York at 5.50
BBC 3 101 Dalmations at 7.55
Finishing the night with a Premiere of Role Models on Channel 4, it’s a comedy starring Paul Rudd, Dean william Scott and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.