Southend are at home to Plymouth on the the opening day of their League 2 season on August 3rd.
They play AFC Wimbledon away on Boxing Day and and Burton Albion at home on the final day of the season.
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Following a wet Thursday, today will be drier and brighter with plenty of sunshine.
Six pupils at a school in Luton needed hospital treatment after taking legal highs, police have confirmed.
Following Thursday's rain, cloud will clear this evening and it will be a frosty night. Tomorrow promises to be a much sunnier day.