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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For some parts of the region, there's a risk of thunderstorms tonight before a mainly fine weekend.
Suffolk fire crews and care home managers have been practicing a major fire at a nursing home near Bury St Edmunds.
Last minute preparations are going on at the church where Princess Charlotte is to be christened on Sunday