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J. Lovric Car & Commercial Servicing & New MOT Test Centre NOW open at



01787 474721

Qualified & Experienced Team of Mechanics New Car Warranty Servicing & Repairs Late Opening until 8pm Monday - Friday



Mon.-Fri. 9am - 8pm

*Price is for standard service on most cars but excludes high performance vehicles or those requiring specialist oil/fluids call for confirmation Winters is Just around the corner!! Pop in for a FREE antifreeze and level checks

MOTs while you wait or drop off (by appointment) All Cars, Vans & Commercials Vehicles up to 3.5 tons (Classes 4-5-7) Qualified & Experienced Team of Mechanics New Car Warranty Servicing & Repairs

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TRADIONAL BARBERSHOP No Appointment Necessary

Traditional Wet Shave with Hot Towel and Steam £8.00

Dry Cut £9.00 Senior citizen Dry Cut £6.00 Boys Under 12 Dry Cut £6.00 Clipper Cut £7.50

Tues. - Sat. 9.00 till 7 p.m. Sunday 10.00 to 3.00 p.m. Closed All day Monday 28 Bridge Street, Halstead Essex CO9 1HT


We Repair all Makes & Designs of plastic, wood and aluminium windows, doors & conservatories

•Patio Door Sliding Wheels & Tracks •Misted Sealed Units & Broken Glass •Replacement Window & Door handles •Conservatory Roof Cleaning •Repair/Replace Conservatory Roofs •Window/Door Locks & Hinges

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baby & toddler Fisher Price ocean adventure cot toy £5, Pink Toys’R’Us Curtains bunny design with matching tie back, slightly sun bleached £3, Red, Blue & Yellow 3-pc pop-up play tent £3 Tel: 07968 008053 Childs Sewing Machine as new inc instr, battery operated £5 Tel: 07985 913252 Widgey Nursing pillow hardly used £10, Lamaze Activity time toy 6mths+ £5, Chicco Sunglasses 0mths+ never used £5, Koo-Di Pack-It seat harness £5 Tel: 07810 383277 Childrens Cot with mattress £25 Tel: 01787 477873 Playcover + 2x cushions new & handmade, ideal for young children to play on, navy with coloured stars £25 Tel: 07525 620470 M&P Baby Changer cupboard & matching shelf, wooden painted white ex cond £40 ono Tel: 01787 475095 White baby swinging crib with matching white broderie anglaise canopy bumper and cover £20 ex. condition Pink pushchair very basic folds down to umbrella shape ex. condition £5 Gracco advantage baby swing with music and mobile £15 ex. cond. Tel: 07711477369 Fisher Price ocean adventure cot toy £5, Pink Toys’R’Us Curtains bunny design with matching tie back, slightly sun bleached £3, Red, Blue & Yellow 3-pc pop-up play tent £3 Tel: 07968 008053

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Unlock your true potential No JoiningFee Feeand and no Subscription No Joining Yearly Subscription No Joining Fee andNo noYearly Yearly Subscription. Using the unique Wellness System our members of staff are able to plan, monitor and track your exercising performance and habits enabling them to give you the most personalised exercise plans possible. Simply put your personal Technogym Key into the machines and follow your exercise plan as the treadmill adjusts the speed for you, the resistance machines count your sets and reps and even remind you of your seat position. At the end it’s easy to check out and see how far you have travelled, how much you have lifted, and how many calories you have burnt lifting weights, exercising on the cardio machines and much much more.

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BLUEMANOR WINDOWS ltd .... the ability to fulfil

Bluemanor Windows are a local family run business with over 20 years experience. We offer high quality products at competitive prices with a fully backed 10 year guarantee. Our window, doors andconservatories are energy efficient with high security locks. We also supply and fit fascia, soffits and guttering.

Please take a look at our website or alternatively call us for advice or a free quotation on any products you may be considering

Bluemanor Windows Ltd is an Approved Member of EssexCounty Council Trading Standards

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Mowden Hall Designs Landscaping Specialist Established 1998

All aspects of Landscaping Undertaken Planting Decking, Patios, Fencing, Sheds, Turfing and Brickwork

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Childs Sewing Machine as new inc instr, battery operated £5 Tel: 07985 913252 Baby Travel Cot with mattress £40 Tel: 07533 734239 Wooden Dolls House & furniture £75, Graco Travel Cot boxed £15 Tel: 07985 913252 Chicco Buggy ex cond with hood & r/c suit from birth, 6-recline positions, cost £250, will accept £45 Tel: 01376 341525 Next Girls 6-9mths winter coat purple fur trim to hood £6, Next Girls 6-12mths winter hat & mittens set pink white dots £4, Next Girls 6-12mths 2x pairs pram shoes 1xnavy & white, 1xbeige pink & white dots £4, Next Girls 9-12mths 3x sleepsuits all pink, blue & white £3, Little Rocha girls 6-9mths grey & pink wool dress cotton lined £4, Mothercare Girls 6-18mths 2.5 tog sleeping bag pink white £5, M&P Primo Viaggio IP Car Seat suitable from birth Cityscape design inc Isofix Base £40, Bright Starts Contour bubble baby bouncer unisex £8, GALT Baby Playnest brightly coloured unisex £8, Lascal Buggyboard Maxi £15 all ex cond Tel: 07970 853373 Mothercare White childs cot converts to bed with quality mattress, cover, guard & blanket vgc £75, M&P Champagne colour top & tail bowl £3, Toddler Highchair £8, Bag of Baby & toddler toys soft & plastic £5 Tel: 01376 323335 Baby Bath & support seat white £8, Mothercare Baby play mat/gym, hardly used ex cond £10, Bath Seat chair £3, Cot Mobile tiny love £10, Baby Swim float seat £4 Tel: 07798 822153 M&P Pliko Pramette £50, Cot Bed £50, Swinging Crib

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Wickham St Pauls Halstead Essex CO9 2PT Food Available 12pm to 2pm Mon – Sat 12pm – 4pm Sun Now taking Bookings for Christmas Day Lunch

Telephone 01787 269364 Email: Web:

Christmas Day Lunch Menu Mulled Wine on Arrival ******** Crayfish & Lobster Cocktail

Let us take care of your Christmas

Spiced Chicken & Avocado Salad

Lunch while you relax with friends &

Fan of Melon with an Orange Sorbet


Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan & Rocket Salad

Psst... there's no washing up to do either....

Cream of Tomato & Basil Soup ******** Traditional Roast Turkey with Accompaniments Roast Sirloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding

It's Christmas Party Time at

Braised Shank of Lamb on a bed of Cream Potato with a


Grilled Filet of Seabass with Ginger, Shrimp & Lime Butter

For a great evening with work colleagues, friends or family book your Christmas Party

Redcurrant & Mint Jus Pan Fried Mediterranean Prawns in Garlic & Chilli Butter Goats Cheese, Mushroom & Roasted Vegetable Flan ******** Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce Black Forest Cheesecake

by telephoning 01787 269364

Cranberry & Amaretti Torte

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A Selection of Cheese & Crackers SEE WEBSITE FOR MENU £24.95 per person

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Chestnut & Brandy Mousse

******** Freshly Brewed Coffee & Mince Pies £65.00 per person £35.00 Children (up to 12 years old) Reservations now being taken Choose from either a 12pm or 3pm reservation Book Early to Avoid Disappointment

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Bridge Street, Halstead, Essex CO9 1HU 01787 472144 Bridge Street, Halstead, Essex CO9 1HU 01787 472144


TO START Smoky tomato & red lentil soup v with rustic bread, croutons & butter

Pan-fried peppered mushrooms v with rocket leaves & toasted ciabatta slices

Smokey tomato & red lentil soup V King prawn† cocktail with multi-grain bread & butter

with rustic bread, croutons & butter Smooth chicken liver pâté with warm toast, caramelised red onion chutney & butter

Pan-fried peppered TO FOLLOW mushrooms V with rocket leaves & toasted ciabatta slices Hand-carved British turkey == with all the trimmings All main courses served with British root vegetables, Brussels sprouts & roasted potatoes

King prawn cocktail Braised British beef slowly cooked in a rich Chianti wine sauce* with mushrooms & roasted onions lightly seasoned with thyme

with Pan-fried multi-grain bread & butter salmon supreme & king prawns †

‘ Smooth chicken liver pate with hollandaise sauce

Stilton & polenta tart v with ratatouille vegetables

with warm toast, caramelised red onion chutney & butter TO FINISH Christmas pudding v with brandy sauce*

TO FOLLOW Ice-cream selection v rum & raisin* & clotted cream ice-creams Jersey clotted cream cheesecake v

with an apple & flapjack crumble toppingwith & double cream All main courses served British root Chocolate truffle torte & roasted potatoes vegetables, Brussells sprouts with chocolate sauce & crème fraîche

Adult 2 courses £14.95 ChildBritish 2 courses £8.95 Hand-carved turkey (aged 12 or under)

with all the trimmings

Adult 3 courses £16.95 Child (aged 12 or under) 3 courses £9.95

Braised British beef slowly cooked in a rich Chianti wine sauce* *Contains alcohol v Suitable for vegetarians †May contain fishbones or shell

with mushrooms & roasted onions lightly seasoned with thyme =

Pan-fried salmon supreme & king prawns= with hollandaise sauce

Stilton & polenta tart V with ratatouille vegetables

TO FINISH Christmas pudding V with brandy sauce* Ice-cream selection V rum & raisin* & clotted cream ice-creams

Jersey clotted cream cheesecake V with an apple & flapjack crumble topping & double cream

Chocolate truffle torte

with chocolate sauce & creme fraiche

Adult 2 courses £14.95 Child (aged 12 or under)

2 courses £8.95

Adult 3 courses £16.95 Child (aged 12 or under)

3 courses £9.95

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£25, Britax Rear Facing car seat £20, Britax 1st Class Si forward facing car seat £25, Britax Renaissance car seat £30, ELC Buggy driver £4, Travel Cot £10 Tel: 07969 012198 Antique Pine Cot vgc £30, Safety 1st seat £10, Moses Basket & stand ex cond £35, Rocker Chair blue check vgc £15, Graco Travel Cot blue check ex cond £20, Baby carrier £10, Lindam Door Bouncer £10, Baby Monitor Tomy walkabout classic £10 Tel: 07969 459568 Moses Basket with white rocking stand, mattress, quilt & bedding unisex vgc from smoke free home £25 ono Tel: 01376 343352 Loola Bebe Comfort Pram with forward & rear facing seat, also carry cot attachment for newborn & can be used in car gc cost £550 new, will accept £65 Tel: 01376 330667 Mothercare Trenton Travel system inc weathershield r/c, car seat, carrycot, forward & backward facing with clock, lge shopping basket, foot & leg covers for buggy & car seat fantastic cond inc instr cost over £300, will accept £60, Mothercare 2-Way Blue baby carrier suitable from newborn to 12kg £5, Britax Adj Childrens car seat vgc blue to fit 9mths-4yrs £15 ono Tel: 01376 346633 White Cot Bed ex cond inc matress if required £65, M&P Rocking Caterpillar ride-on with soft fabric, solid wood frame & handgrips ex cond £25 Tel: 01376 335202 or 07949 165494 Baby Bath £5, Bag of baby girl autumn/winter clothes 3-6mths £15, 6-9mths £15 Tel: 07950 448845 Mothercare Trenton Deluxe pram & pushchair travel system with car-seat, mocha vgc £50 ono, Ikea Pine Cot gc £30 ono Tel: 07432 302224 Build a Bear teddy with 8 girl bear outfits, teddy sized bedding set & Hello Kitty soft armchair vgc £30 ono, 6x Boy Build a Bear outfits plus shoes & skateboard set £25 ono Tel: 01376 341533 Fisher Price Miracles & Milestones playful puppy overhead gym with dangling toys for small babies, immac cond with orig box £20 Tel: 01371 873645 Maxi Cosi Priori side protection system car seat, cappuchino, forward facing, 9-18kg ex cond £30, Mothercare Travel Cot navy with carry case ex cond £15, Lge Bag of Mega Bloc building bricks, approx 150pc inc Winnie Pooh & Night Garden sets £10 Tel: 01376 339957 M&P Highchair £12.50 ono, Pine Cotbed & mattress £40 ono both items vgc, only used at grandmas Tel: 01376 327019 Graco Quattro Tour travel system beige/cream vgc inc buggy, carrycot, footmuff, carseat & base, change bag & r/c £85, Lascal Buggyboard vgc £35 Tel: 01376 323509

bedroom Memory Foam Pillow brand new, boxed £5 Tel: 07985 913252

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Pale Blue buttoned dralon headboard for single bed, as new £10 Tel: 01787 269443 eves Single Bed gc £20 Tel: 01787 477873 Double Bed tailor made for small bedrooms, orthopaedic supreme sleepeeze mattress & base, 4’x5’6” superb as new cond, used once only £300 Tel: 07979 748702 or 01787 460618 White girls bed frame with matching wardrobe similar to Ashley in argos £100 ex condition can deliver if local Tel: 07711477369 Memory Foam Pillow brand new, boxed £5 Tel: 07985 913252 2x Sliderobe Style mirrored doors with track H2.4m W1.2m £100 ono Tel: 07909 563419 Double Bed frame £25 Tel: 07969 012198 2-Door Wardrobe beech effect with 1-mirrored door & 2-drawers £25, Pine Slatted single bed frame £20, Laura Ashley 2-door childrens wardrobe & matching storage unit with 3-drawers & cupboard in cream £50 for both Tel: 07814 219794 Girls/Childs Highsleeper bed with under desk area & built in wardrobe, door colour pink ex cond £85 ovno Tel: 01376 330667 Double Mattress gc £20 Tel: 07968 008053 2x Pine Distressed painted white bedside cabinets, cupboard & recess not drawers £20 ono, Pine Knee-Hole dressing table with 3-drawers, fronts painted in grey, rest antique waxed £45 ono Tel: 07854 341444

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The Street, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex. CO9 1IP Tel: 01787 474016

At Gosfield

New Years Eve Dinner & Cocktail Party Black Tie & Cocktail dresses optional

To Start

Party Menu

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To Refresh The Main Event

Available Mon. to Sat. anytime 12pm to 6pm Sundays

Starter Cream of butternut squash soup Pork & apricot terrine Lemon grass scented crayfish tails Tartlet filled with wild mushrooms

Main Course Roast Norfolk turkey Pan-seared supreme of salmon Char-grilled pork steak Celery, caramelised onion & blue cheese filo parcel All these dishes will be served with roast & buttered new potatoes & fresh seasonal vegetables

Naughty but nice!

Desserts Christmas pudding Chocolate orange baked ricotta cheesecake Lemon posset Stilton & brie cheese plate Freshly ground coffee, mince pies, panforte

Live Music from 8 p.m. til midnight Midnight chimes & Auld Langs syne

£23.50 per adult (Children’s portions of the above or call to discuss alternatives £15) £10 per guest non-refundable deposit required 14 days prior to visit

Christmas Day Menu 6 course meal £65 per Adult Children £40 subject to age & requirements, to be paid in full by November 30th 2012

Christmas Lunch Menu any 2 courses from £17.95 per Adult Mon. to Sat. 12pm until 6 pm throught December

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Do you need a cleaner A one off spring clean or just some help with the cleaning ? For a free no obligation estimate call:

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Leaf Collectors

Leaf Blowers and Vacs

Rayne Road, Braintree CM7 2QS Tel 01376 321144 Where you can buy with confidence 14:47 Bed Myers 4ft divan used as guest bed03/10/2011 £50 ono Tel: 01376 341822

bicycles Rayleigh Nitro mountain bike 26” wheels 19/20” frame 10-gears vgc £25 Tel: 01376 553591 or 07850 561702 Scorpion BMX gc 1yr old £50, Mens/Boys Mountain Bike £15 Tel: 01376 325295 Childs Pink bike suit 3-5yrs £8 Tel: 07527 760845

caravan/camping Sunncamp Scenic 2 Porch awning £30 Tel: 01376 344304 or 07505 026607 4-Man Tent £40, Fiat Ducato Motorhome ’85 5-berth, 23ft long £7,000 Tel: 07985 913252 Eurohike 3-Man Tent used once £25 ono, 6-Man Tent used 4 times £25 ono, 8-Man Vango Tent used twice £125 ono, Blue Folding camping table £12 ono, Camping Kitchen Stand used once, 2-work surfaces & 1x shelf all in zip-up bag vgc £25 ono, Selection of Camping cooking utensils billy cans/kettle/plates/mugs etc £30 the lot Tel: 07909 563419 Aztec Cantera 12-man 4-bedroom & center area ten

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George Yard, 9-15 Rayne Road, Braintree

T: 01376 321303

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1a Gray Road, Colchester

Registered Chiropractors & Physiotherapist. AXA/PPP & BUPA recognised used 4 times as new cond £175 ono Tel: 07854 341444

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clothing Sketchers Trainers boys size 4½ £10, Clarks Shoes boys size 6½ £8 Tel: 07810 383277 Amanda Wyatt Wedding Dress & tiara size 12/14 £350 Tel: 07769 826664 Genuine Ugg choc/toast Kensington biker sheepskin oiled leather boots size 5½ vgc £149, Genuine Ugg Australia sundance II tall chestnut boots size 6 vgc £149, Genuine Ugg Classic short chestnut size 5½ vgc £99, G-Star Biker Boots ladies size 5½ nubuck, new £95, Ugg Ladies Scuffette II brown express mules slippers size 5½ vgc £40 Tel: 07513 031010 Mens Jeff Banks designer coat new, unworn, brown, small £20 ono, Mens Reebok Trainers classic still boxed size 9½ £20 ono, Mens Paul Smith designer crew-neck sweater, new unworn, grey, medium, cost £139, will accept £60 ono Tel: 07565 967574 Ladies Grey converse trainers size 6 worn twice £25 Tel: 07790 509197 Bag of Baby boy clothes aged 0-12mths between 50p-£1 each, Mens Dark blue suit jacket 40”S trousers W36” L28” £6, Mens Black Suit jacket 40”S trousers W36” 28” £6, Mens Blue Golf jacket C40” with matching overtrousers £6, Mens Motorcycle black leather trousers

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The Bird In Hand 01787 274993

Christmas Menu Starter

Tomato Soup Prawn Cocktail Smoked Salmon Battered Brie Main courses

Roast Turkey & Stuffing with sausage & Bacon Rolls Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding Salmon In puff Pastry with dill butter & lime sauce Stuffed Coloured Peppers with rice & mushrooms (V)

All served with roast potatoes & traditional vegetables


Christmas pudding with Brandy Sauce Mince Pie & Cream Sherry Trifle White Apple & Calvados Tart Tatin The Christmas menu will be available all day and evening between 1st December and 24th December Large parties of up to 65 people welcome

2Courses £12.75 3Courses £15.75 Tel: 01787 478878 • BITS & BOBS .13

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For the ultimate in Home Comfort... Sudbury • Free local delivery • Car parking • Huge range of mattresses in stock • Pocket spring electric beds from £399 All leading makes

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New Lynton electric recliner

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Specialists In: Flat roofing - 3 layer torch-on flat roofs Tiling, slating and peg tiles - New and old roofs Leadwork. Stacks repointed,removed or rebuilt. Soffits, fascias and guttering: Velux windows supplied and fitted.

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Colne Carpentry Services

Unit 4, Fifth Avenue

Bluebridge Ind. Estate Halstead. Providing a Professional service for 25 years

For all carpentry and general building needs

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Tel: 01787 224796

Mob: 07977 426831/ 07977 427081

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Industrial, Commercial, Domestic Ring Nick on Rewiring Kitchens & Bathrooms 01376 324013 Part P Approved Free Quotations & 07985186586 Advice All work working for electrical safety Fully Insured,Tested and IMPORTANT Certified INFORMATION




Domestic Installers have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and consistency of test instruments used to carry out the range of measurements required by BS 7671 for certification purposes. They should therefore already have in place an effective system which enables them to confirm the continuing accuracy and consistency of all test instruments used for certification and reporting purposes. NICEIC Engineers will check the effectiveness of the system each installer has in place to ensure the accuracy and consistency of their test instruments. These checks will be in addition to the checks already made of the suitability of test instruments to carry out the range of tests required by BS 7671. There are a number of alternatives for such control systems, including: • Maintaining records of the formal calibration/re-calibration of test instruments as recommended by the instrument manufacturers, supported by calibration certificates issued by recognised organisations with measurements traceable to national standards. Certificates issued by UKAS accredited laboratories are preferable.

• Maintaining records over time of measurements of the characteristics of designated reference circuits or devices. For example, the consistency of continuity, insulation resistance and earth electrode test instruments could be checked against a proprietary resistance box or a set of suitable resistors. Earth fault loop impedance test instruments could be checked by carrying out tests on a designated socket-outlet (on a non-RCD protected circuit) in the contractor’s office. RCD test instruments could be checked by carrying out tests on an RCD unit plugged into the designated socket-outlet*. NICEIC recommends all systems start from formal calibration. As already required by the NICEIC, each test instrument used by the business should be clearly and uniquely identified for record and traceability purposes. If an installer is unable to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the NICEIC Engineer that an effective control system is in place which ensures the continuing accuracy and consistency of the test instruments used to carry out the tests required by BS 7671, the NICEIC Engineer will record a non-compliance in the

New owners of the Lion in Earls Colne, opening in January 2013!

Wide selection of Craft Ales & our own Visor Lager on tap

We bake, butcher, cure, preserve & pickle on the premises

Groups of walkers & cyclists welcome

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A fantastic place to eat, drink, listen to music, watch sport and soak up the scenery over the Colne Valley

Five Bells @ Colne Engaine

Friday Night Live & Sunday Lunchtime Lounge Music (see website) Book your Christmas Party!

New owners of the Lion in Earls Colne, opening in January 2013!

Wide selection of Craft Ales & our own Visor Lager on tap

We bake, butcher, cure, preserve & pickle on the premises

Groups of walkers & cyclists welcome

HD Sports offering coverage of many sporting events

Friday Night Live & Sunday Lunchtime Lounge Music (see website)

Book your Christmas Party!

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7 Mill Lane, Colne Engaine, CO6 2HY T. 01787 224166 - -

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Motorcycle Battery brand new, never used £30, 12v Battery Charge brand new £FREE Tel: 07533 734239 Childs AA Motorbike ride-on battery powered & charger £20 Tel: 07985 913252 2.5 Transit Rear exhaust boxes, surface rust only, 6mths old P-reg £50 the pair, 3x Part Worn Tyres 175x65x14 on Rover wheels £25 ono, Rover 216si Rear exhaust box 2mths old as new £25 ono Tel: 07909 563419 Ford Mondeo W-reg 10mths mot, tax til 31/12 gc £400 ono Tel: 07581 388469 Renault Clio Expression 1.2 16V 51 plate, 69,000 miles, mot until Feb 2013 tax until end of Dec, reliable runner, vgc only 2x lady owners from new £1,295 ono Tel: 01440 730081 Audi A4t Sport 1.8 2002 blue 100k new cat front pads & tyres water pump cam belt immac inside & out fsh will sell with all service parts running fully Tel: 07936 272788 X-Reg Silver Ford Fiesta LX 1.25, 62,000 miles, a/c, CD player, tax to Feb 13, MOT to Jan 13 £995 ono Tel: 07736 944133

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Tel: 01787 475500 Chrome Bath Towel Rail W20” H40” gc £30, Georigan French Doors white pvc W1200mm H2070mm gc £90 Tel: 01376 340731 5ft Oval Thick table felt gc £5 Tel: 01376 323174 4x Rolls 200mm Rockwool insulation 3.7m sq coverage, new £20, Icos M3080 Boiler parts, various prices, some brand new in box Tel: 07909 563419 Approx 200x 1950’s red roof tiles, some corner bonnets £50 ono Tel: 07854 341444 Chrome Bath Towel Rail W20” H40” gc £30, Georigan French Doors white pvc W1200mm H2070mm gc £90 Tel: 01376 340731 40litre Bags of kindling wood £5, 1-Ton Builders bag of wood, ideal for wood burners etc £20 Tel: 01376 550456 Various Engineering Tools Tel: 01376 340546 for details & prices

electrical Frister Overlocker £200 Tel: 07985 913252 3-Speed Oscillating tower fan H74cm 50-watt never used £15 Tel: 01787 269443 eves Electric Self-Threading sewing machine Juki HZL-60 various stitches gwo £45 Tel: 01440 788835 Floor Standing heavy chrome 5-arm lamp, over 6ft adj heads, chrome rusty, cost over £200 will accept £30 ovno Tel: 07881 226056

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32” JVC wide LCD panel TV £50 ono Tel: 01787 475768 Frister Overlocker £200 Tel: 07985 913252 Teac Music Unit transfer vinyl records to CD ex cond £120 Tel: 01376 341921 Fortec Star Digital satellite receiver, 80cm dish, diseqc 1.2 motorised H-H motor, complete system £100 the lot Tel: 01376 339948 Floor Standing heavy chrome 5-arm lamp, over 6ft adj heads, chrome rusty, cost over £200 will accept £30 ovno Tel: 07881 226056 Warfedale Programme 300.5 75w speakers used but great cond £10 each, Henry Hoover gc £35 Tel: 07909 563419 Tall Silver Lamp with long cream shade partly damaged can be replaced £5 Tel: 01376 323335 Morphy Richards Storm Light vacuum cleaner, cleans any floor or carpet, inc all attachments, 8m of flex, light weight, black, brilliant cond £20 Tel: 01376 345996 after 5pm Panasonic DMR-EX75EB DVD/Freeview recorder with remote controller & instr booklet £25 Tel: 07778 033229 eves Portable Air conditioning unit £50, Dehumidifier £40 Tel: 07931 664363 Dimplex Wall Mounted Radiator with timer as new £15 Tel: 01376 324864 Bush Programmable Video Recorder & remote control £5 ono, Sky Digibox & remote control no wires inc £8, Sky+ Digibox wires inc £8 Tel: 01376 346633 22• BITS & BOBS • Tel: 01787 478878

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furniture Hand-Finished med solid oak sideboard L47” D17” H33” £200 ono Tel: 01787 223452 Display Cabinet W58½” H74” D15” & matching bookcase W30½” H47” D15” solid mahogany wood vgc £150 for both Tel: 01787 223180 Round Pine Table & 4x chairs £25, Beech Display Cabinet top glass doors & shelves, bottom solid doors & 1x shelf £40 Tel: 07821 276901 Set of 4 bronze & gold painted ornate metal chairs with padded cushions & matching round glass top table vgc £87, New 3-Seater real leather sofa with removable cushions ivory colour £400, Tel: 01376 323335 Stylish Mirrored bathroom cabinet white unused purchased from Bathstore cost £199, will accept £50 Tel: 07931 664363 Coffee Table black L90cm W45cm H37cm £5 Tel: 01376 322625

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Edward Walker Carpets offers the customer a vast array of sampling for carpets, vinyls and laminates, with a measuring and fitting service included. The showroom is easily located just a two minute walk from the George Yard Shopping Centre & multi-storey car park. Alternatively, if you cannot get to the shop, a home selection service is provided. So, whatever the job, however big or small there will be plenty of choice at

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Yew Wood Music Centre cabinet H38” W19” ex cond £30 Tel: 01376 344377 2-Seater Brown leather sofa vgc £120 Tel: 07814 219794 Dark Wood Coffee Table 100x46x38cm gc but not perfect viewing recommended £10 ono Tel: 01376 346633 Contemporary 2-Seater cream cotton cover sofa vgc £100 ono, Glass & Chrome 3-shelf TV stand £30 Tel: 01376 528212 Antique Cream table with drawer 52x32cm £25, Antique Cream round table 58cm diameter Tel: 01376 550456 TV Stand smoked glass modern £25 ono Tel: 01376 341822 Solid Pine Writing bureau desk with underneath storage & leather writing lid gc £40 ono Tel: 01376 331533 Wooden Swivel Chair with back & seat cushions vgc £20 Tel: 07527 760845

garden Champion Lawn Mower 17” cut Briggs & Stratton engine push type clean cond gwo £35 Tel: 01787 475500 Flymo Compact 330 Hover mower vgc £30, Flymo Venturer 370 wheels & roller, grass collection box vgc £50, Performance Garden blower £10, 6-10’ Acrow Prop £10, Pressure Washer with lance & 2x different brushes, internal soap dispenser £40, Electric Garden strimmer

1 Sandpit Lane, Braintree Essex CM7 1LY Tel: 01376 334970 Shop NEW Opening Hours from 1st December

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£7.50 Tel: 07909 563419 Ryobi 18v re-chargeable hedge trimmer 50cm cut complete with charger vgc £30 Tel: 01376 331247 2x Terracotta wall planters shell design £12 the pair, Terracotta Pot patterned with rough brown glaze dia W12” H18” £3, Pair of Grey garden sun beds £50 Tel: 01376 323335 Flymo Leaf collector/blower £20, Teak Garden furniture, round table & 6x reclining chairs with cushions & matching parasol vgc cost £1200, will accept £200 Tel: 07931 664363 Childs Garden swing seat, sits 2 up to 5yrs, green & yellow with orange fabric canopy £20, 2x Pink Childrens plastic chairs up to 5yrs £10 pair Tel: 07527 750845 Morris Ground Force 2 stroke oil universal 3x5litters £20 each Tel: 01376 567863

health/beauty Sunbed White plastic adj back & feet £10 Tel: 01376 322625

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RING 07966139524 to order £289, will accept £135 ono Tel: 07968 008053 Portmeirion Botanic Garden flan/quiche dish £8 Tel: 01787 220189 Indesit 500 Dishwaser vgc inc instructions £50 Tel: 01787 473508 Pizza Oven Xpress pizza up to 12” pizzas, boxed £18 Tel: 01376 322625 2x Lead Crystal Decanters unused £10 each ono Tel: 01376 323174 Stainless Steel Cooker Hood 600mm wide with chimney 2yrs old £30 ono, Salton Cooker 2-rings & oven with grill vgc £50 ono, Slow Cooker £5 ono Tel: 07909 563419 48-Pc Unused Set of Silver-plate cutlery in green baize not canteen, pristine cond £50 ono Tel: 01376 551315 Large Black marble effect worktop/breakfast bar double edged, new, still wrapped 900mm x 2400mm £20 Tel: 07931 664363 Pasta Saucepan with drainer insert, capacity approx 5ltrs £10, Microwave Rice cooker £5 Tel: 01376 328627 2x China Coffee pots gc £40 each ono Tel: 01376 323681 Electrolux Electric single, white, built in oven ex cond & gwo £20 Tel: 07784 445884 Cooker Double Oven with ceramic hob new world e60 brand new £200 ono Tel: 07581 388469

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£12, Box of Decorations red, silver & gold £10, 3x Boxes of Tree lights + spare bulbs £2.50 each Tel: 01787 477342 Pair of Fencing Swords not original £20 Tel: 07881 226056 Waddingtons Solitaire solid wood game board with steel balls £5 Tel: 01787 220189 Christmas village with accessories brand new £30 Tel: 07711477369 Pentax Espio 115v Camera as new £20 Tel: 01376 323174 Wheelchair vgc £100 ono Tel: 01376 323105 Pair of Fencing Swords not original £20 Tel: 07881 226056 Vileda Rotary Airers 1x 4-arm £20 & 1x 3-arm £15 Tel: 07909 563419 Turkish Copper & silver handcraft vase £20, Engraved Ornate white metal tray £24, 3-Glass Shades ivory ceiling light fitting £28 Tel: 01376 323335 Wide Greek Key design ring set with 8x cut-diamonds, 97 stones, white gold, hallmarked 9ct gold, size N, never worn, comes with a heart shape red velvet box cost over £1,000, will accept £600 ono Tel: 01376 323681 Sony Digital Camera Cyber-shot 3.2mega pixels DSC-P71 £30 ono Tel: 07906 118022

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music, Leisure & BOOKS Nady 101 VHF wireless system receiver & transmitter for electric guitar or bass, all in gwo £25 Tel: 07831 860189 Young Chang Piano ex cond good starter piano £850 ono Tel: 07781 6887310 Black Encore 3/4 size bass guitar & prime amp inc cables, ex cond £60, Red Yamaha RXB374 bass guitar & marshall amp inc cables, ex cond £120 ono Tel: 01787 475615 Electric marconiphone unit stereo plays 16 33 45 78 records with 2 speakers £20 Tel: 01371 870632 History of Rock vols1-20 vinyl double albums ex cond £40 Tel: 01376 341921 Keyboard Stand X-shaped, folds away £10 Tel: 01376 322625 Disco Lamp sound activated acoustic lamp, lge mushroom shaped by Soundlab £40 Tel: 01376 322627 Drum Kit needs one skin repaired £15 Tel: 07769 826664 Fidelity Record Player C1970’s with 20x History of Rock double vinyl albums ex cond £60 or £35 for either Tel: 01376 341921 All 10 series of Friends on video, plus a Friends rucksack £free Tel: 01376 323681 Harry Potter Books 1-6, 1-3 paperback, 4-6 hardback ex cond £55 ono Tel: 07585 905065 Young Chang Piano ex cond good starter piano £850 ono Tel: 07781 6887310 Various GCSE revision guides inc German, French with workbook & CD, English, Science etc £2 each, Acoustic Guitar gc with case, tutorial DVD £30 ono, Small Electric Keyboard inc several teaching books & stand £30 ono Tel: 01376 345873 4x Spike Milligan hardback books of his life & printed comedy scripts £30 Tel: 07527 760845

pets corner New Forest Ponies - Homes needed for 2x new forest ponies, 4yrs old, uncut & unbroken make an offer or just give a good home Tel: 07966 208787 Chicken Coop & run origanally handmade to a high standard £60 Tel: 07525 620470 Small Wooden Apex roof dog kennel, new still in box W53.5cm D77cm H65cm £35 Tel: 01787 477952 Fish Tank 600x310 with lid £30 Tel: 07533 734239 Metal Dog Crate W24” D17” H20” 2-doors, plastic removable tray & grey vet mat £18 Tel: 01376 344654

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Enjoy the Stunning Tranquil Setting of One of the Most Beautifully Located Indian Dining Experiences in Essex Gosfield Lake Resort , Church Road, Gosfield C09 1UD

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% 01787 477715 % 01787 479770 Fish Tank lge tropical £10 Tel: 07769 826664 Tufa Rock for marine fish tank, 39 individual rocks, total 33kgs £15 the lot, Coral Sand for marine fish tank total 25kg £15 the lot, Coral For marine fish tank 3-pieces £5 the lot Tel: 01376 323335 Large collapsible dog cage £25 Tel: 07931 664363 New Forest Ponies - Homes needed for 2x new forest ponies, 4yrs old, uncut & unbroken make an offer or just give a good home Tel: 07966 208787 2x Male Guinea Pigs with hutch £free to good home, Indoor 3-Tier Cage + toilet tray for ferret, only used for 4 days vgc £40 Tel: 01376 321271

soft furnishings Dorma Bedding Sheets duvet covers etc, 2x pairs curtains 66x72, quilted throws, pillow shams £offers Tel: 01376 342119 2x Pairs Professionally made fully-lined curtains greenleaf, beige background inc button tie-backs, looped buttoned headings for poles 1pr W39” D50” 1pr W48” D49” + 4” loops from pole to curtain £50 per pair or £75 for both Tel: 01376 551315 Pair of Tufted brown curtains 2.50m x 3.00m £15, Pair of Cotton dark blue curtains 2.50m x 3.00m £10, Pair of New Champagne colour tab top curtain W120cm D137cm, cost £30, will accept £10, Cotton Pale blue

Sunday Lunch Only £8.95 for Adults £4.95 for Children Under 12 Years

Bookings now beingTaken for Christmas Parties double bed throw £6 Tel: 01376 323335

sports Table Top Snooker table, balls, cues & scoreboard £50 ono Tel: 07985 913252 Adidas Football Boots grey & silver size 5½ £25 Tel: 01787 469165 Airowear Horse Riding body protector (CS Short) £10, Champion Childrens Riding helmet/hat with black silk (Size 1.5) £15, Oxford Brown Wax Jacket with hood size lge £15 Tel: 01787 220189 Table Top Snooker table, balls, cues & scoreboard £50 ono Tel: 07985 913252 V-Fit Stepper reps/min, count calories vgc £10 Tel: 01376 322625 Set of 4x Bowls Almark Commander size 1m £20 Tel: 01376 553110 Dart Board 2x sets deluxe darts, chalks, duster, poster for scoring out, 2x H&A panels for scores in black ash cabinet, as new £24 Tel: 01376 344654 Exercise Bike silver & black gc £10 Tel: 01376 334181 or 07958 428494 Set of Malibu Golf Clubs in Jaguar bag vgc £40 Tel: 07909 563419 Golf Bag with 10x Mizuno clubs & putter, chipper, Tel: 01787 478878 • BITS & BOBS . 29

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Call Bob on 01787 224128 or 07866 440655 8-iron, also golf bag with stand & trolley £110 ono Tel: 01376 323881

Taylor Made Superquad R7 Driver loft of 9.5 deg r/h regular shaft, mid tip vgc inc Taylor Made head cover £50 no offers Tel: 01376 347001 Gym Shaker unwanted gift new £15 Tel: 01376 324864 Jetski Yamaha GP800R cover ex cond £60 Tel: 01376 330667

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