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Last Sunday saw a cold day with blue skies, beautiful sunshine, very little wind – in other words perfect running weather for the 22nd running of the ever-popular Billericay Striders 10K Road Race.
Many of the county's elite athletes took part and were joined by Fun Runners alike. This year the race was sold out earlier than ever, back in September.
The music started, the tree's flashed with the beat and Freddie Mercury shouted "Flash". At this point a gigantic rocket lit up the sky starting the 2017 fireworks at Lake Meadows.
The 14,500 people within the main arena were wowed with tunes from Superman, Star Wars, Mama Mia and more.
The full line up for the pre-display music concert has finally been secured.
Organisers have been working hard to bring in some established favourite entertainers as well as the best up-and-coming acts onstage today.
More than 200 runners took part in a frightfully fun free 5k run at Lake Meadows in Billericay on Saturday (28th October) morning, with witches, werewolves and vampires of all ages tackling the course in the local park.
Article by Olly Hill: This week Billericay dad of four, Philip Blows, joined the ranks of Britain’s independent authors by making his new children’s book, James and the Rainy Day, available for download on Amazon Kindle.
Apart from the professionally designed cover, the whole book was created outside of the traditional publishing industry.
Article by The Echo: A man has been sentenced to six years in prison after assaulting two women.
Ryan Cunningham, 29, of Leytonstone assaulted two women in Billericay on Sunday, May 28.
The Round Table Fireworks display at Lake Meadows in Billericay has moved to strictly advance-tickets only this year.
So many tickets were purchased online last year by the sell-out crowd that the historic decision to remove gate ticket sales was made by organisers Billericay Round Table.
Article by Yellow Advertiser: Seven fire crews were scrambled to a late-night blaze in Billericay, in the early hours of Tuesday, October 24.
The Essex fire service was called to Wiggins Lane at one minute past midnight, reports of a fire in an 800-square-metre ’commercial outbuilding’.
Article by The Echo: Glenn Tamplin has said he feels "kicked in the teeth" after the two homeless people he gave jobs at Billericay Town Football Club stole and took drugs.
Glenn offered the two men jobs after seeing them in Billericay High Street earlier this month.
Article by Christine Sexton: Billericay’s diverse history has been captured for posterity in an eye-catching, metal art installation in Billericay High Street.
Commissioned by Bennetts Funerals, the Heritage Tree has been installed on the outside wall of the company’s office, the Old School House, near the High Street and Stock Road crossroads, where it will act as a focal gateway to the town.
The Mill Meadows Society has received a National Lottery grant of £62,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to create new trails within Mill Meadows Local Nature Reserve in Billericay.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will help people to enjoy the wildlife and history of this special nature reserve.
Article by Gary Pearson: A frustrated property developer has vowed to appeal after his plans for to turn a dilapidated cottage into flats were turned down.
John Dawson had applied to build a two-storey extension and convert Elizabeth Cottage, in High Street, Billericay, into six two-bed and one one-bed apartments.