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CLOTHING Brand New Full-Flowing wedding dress size 10/12, with black sash bow around waist & sequins £200 ono Tel: 07572 779124 after 6pm Nike Trainers size 10 vgc £10 Tel: 01376 344986 Boys Next lace up trainers, size 12 £4, Girls Ted Baker dress, size 13, burgundy £12, Beautiful Flower girls dress 18-24mths £10, Roller Boots size 4/5 £10, Ladies Black evening dress Next, size 20 £10, Ladies Black pointed court shoe, new, low heel size 7 £15 Tel: 01376 331415 Hello Kitty trainers hardly worn infant size 10 £5, Boys Clothes aged between 0mths-2yrs price varies Tel: 07798 822153 Baby Boy clothes aged 0-2yrs between 50p-£1 each, Mens Dark blue suit jacket 40” short, trousers W36” L28” £6, Mens Black Suit Jacket 40” short, trousers W36” L28” £6, Mens Blue Golf Jacket 40” chest with matching over-trousers £6, Mens Motorcycle black leather trousers W34” £12 Tel: 01376 323335 Ladies Brand New Jumper top size small, no sleeves, lovely big roll neck, black & white with belt, still has original tag £10 ono Tel: 07964 801317 J Valas Couture silver leather sandals size 6 with Swarovski crystals hardly worn cost £200, will accept £60 ono Tel: 01376 325292 or 07753 638263 Linen Per-Una Jacket worn once size 10 fully lined lt beige with suede trim around front, collar, pockets & cuffs £8, Ladies Billabong Jacket cotton khaki, green & white spot lining trim inside worn once £10, Ladies Redoute skirt size 10/12 brown cord, pockets to front & back worn once £6, John Rocha skirt size 10 denim, not straight, full flowing £6, Ladies Designer Dress NTS Diamonds Forever size 12 £6 Tel: 07964 801317 Ladies Bag used once lt blue with white spots from The Old Bag Company, studs to bottom, inside pockets, fully lined, leather grips on handles cost £40, will accept £30 Tel: 07964 801317


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HAIR & BEAUTY Unisex Salon

3 The Square, Great Notley Garden Village

Frizzy, dry, unmanageable hair need not be a problem any more ! KeraStraight Brazilian blowdry is here!! Special introduction price from £130 including 250 ml shampoo and 250 ml conditioner & an ultimate oil sample worth £37 Offer ends 31st of March

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07787794758 Mowden Hall Designs Landscaping Specialist Established 1998

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

Online Gallery at www.mowdenhalldesigns.co.uk

No Job Too Small or Large Tel:

01376 520746 07595 868944

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collectables Regency Porcelain doll 16/18” £15 Tel: 01376 331415 Dartington Crystal diamond jubilee bottle coaster brand new still boxed £15 Tel: 01376 320534 The Teddy Bear Collection 55x series of personalised teddies each with own costume, personality & magazine H6”-8” 3 for £10 Tel: 07761 541073

computer/office HP Printer/Photo copier needs new ink cartridge £20 Tel: 01376 347686 Lt Wood Effect computer desk with metal frame & pull-out keyboard shelf H77cm W70cm D57cm £15 Tel: 07940 490455 or 07958 685615 HP Deskjet F2200 Printer £20, HP 17” Monitor inc sound & leads £25, Ikea Computer Desk with keyboard shelf £15 all in gwo Tel: 01376 322573 Paper Shredder strip cut in original box £5 Tel: 07778 033229 after 6pm Filing cabinet 2 drawer wood effect finish vgc £35 Tel: 07941382120

deals on wheels Rigid Boot Tray for Ford C-max gc £25 Tel: 01376 331243 Golf GTI Turbo 51-plate dark blue 84k miles mot & service 2x owners £1,450 Tel: 01376 349156 after 6pm Tamoretti Retro Blue scooter 50cc reg date April 2012 only 500 miles on


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(Ltd) Edward Walker Carpets Ltd 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

Edward Walker Carpets Ltd

1 Sandpit Lane, Braintree Essex CM7 1LY Tel: 01376 334970 Shop Opening Hours:

Mon – Sat 9.00 – 5.00

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clock £700 ovno Tel: 01376 330667 Immaculate Silver with black upholstery 58-reg Mazda MX5 2x careful owners since new, garage kept, fsh MOT & taxed until May 2014, only 24K genuine mileage £5,495 ovno Tel: 01376 347001 2x Trailer Tyres on rims 145 80R 10 69T as new £35 each Tel: 07760 333038 Exhaust Trim oval/slant chrome exhaust trim £15 ono, Exhaust Box & End Chrome round exhaust box & end £65 ono Tel: 07846 249426

diy 3x Rolls of Loft insulation lagging rolls £28 each Tel: 01376 349942 Bedroom/Bathroom Door white wood effect 2-panels top panel oval shaped complete with door liner/frame W27” H78” ex cond £20, Wash Basin white 51cm x 46cm with 2x tap holes gc £25 Tel: 01376 341215 Set of Wardrobe ceramic cream knobs £offers Tel: 01376 323335 Couger 32 volt drill gc £20, Old Karcher pressure washer working order £15, Old Electric wood sander working order £5 Tel: 07783 455397 Santon. 12kW Electric Flow Boiler new never installed but not boxed inc instructions cost £630, will accept £300, Red Heating pressure vessel new not boxed in instructions with gauge £25 Tel: 01376 347594 or 07796 656419 Main 24he Wall Mounted combi boiler + 9x radiators ex cond, can be seen working £800 ono Tel: 01376 324358 or 07821 614913

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FRANKLINS Plumbing & Tiling

• Bathroom & Kitchen Fitted • Wall & Floor Tiling • 25yrs Experience •Competitive Rates

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Wright Roofing Company

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REPAIRS! K.S. APPLIANCES NO CALL OUT CHARGE We Repair, Service & Sell New and Re-Conditioned Washing Machines, Cookers, FridgesFreezers, Tumble Dryers & Dishwashers Saturday Call Out

01245 225472

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All Aspects Of Tree Surgery Daniel Cummings NPTC Qualified Tree Surgeon

Crown Reduction & Re-Shaping, Pruning & Thinning, Tree Removal Hedge & Shrub Trimming , Tel:

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Bruce Welton Brickwork & General Building Contractors

WALLS • DRIVES • PATIOS NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL • 20+ YRS EXPERIENCE • Mini Digger Hire Available

A family run local business recommended throughout Essex

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Make a difference working in your own community, providing quality care and support to people in their own homes

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RECRUITMENT DAY!! CARE ASSISTANTS Unit 10 George Yard, Braintree Wednesday 19th & 26th February 2014 We are currently recruiting for Care Assistants in Braintree, Witham, Coggeshall, Kelvedon, Halstead, Sible Hedingham and surrounding villages

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Lawns cut & reshaped - Hedges trimmed Small trees & shrubs removed Fences & sheds repaired & painted etc.

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Tel: 01376 325205 Hobs • Ovens • Washers

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T: 01376 553387 M: 07904914071

J C Kitchens & Interiors

Full kitchen & bathroom installations or refresh works • • • •

Over 15 years experience Howdens Kitchens can be supplied Qualified domestic electrician Whole job undertaken, one point of contact

T: 01376 326 536 M:07581 39 77 82 JCKitchens@hotmail.co.uk www.JCKitchensInteriors.co.uk

DM ROOFING SERVICES

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. • Free Estimates, All Work Guaranteed •

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• Water softeners and filters supplied and fitted • Most makes of water softeners serviced and repaired • Fixed labour charges • We have 25 years experience • Feel the difference to your skin and hair • Keep your appliances, boiler and hot water tank scale free If you are fed up with cleaning your bath and basin every time you use them and want to keep your sanitaryware as clean and shiny as the day it was installed, call us today for a free quotation.

Telephone: 01376 329729 Zamora Grey Wall & Floor tiles matt finish porcelain tiles 30cmx30cm, suitable for indoor or outdoor 5x boxes with 11 tiles in each cost £29.59 per box at Topps Tiles, will accept £20 per box ono Tel: 07846 249426

electrical 10’ Cinema Screen hardly used £25 Tel: 07591 708513 Ivory Ceiling light fitting with three glass shades £10, Pair of Chandelier black with champagne colure shades £50, Tall Silver lamp with long cream paper shade partly damaged can be replaced £5 Tel: 01376 323335 Dimplex Coal effect fire fits 16” opening gc £20 Tel: 07783 455397 JVC 32” tube TV with stand fwo £20 ono, Small Portable TV with DVD player £20 ono Tel: 01376 560644 Humax HDR-10000S Freesat + recorder 1tb 9mths old vgc £45 Tel: 01371 872541 Electrolux Upright Vacuum cleaner with accessories gwo £20 Tel: 01376 344382

furniture Small Dark Maroon fabric 2-seater settee & 3x armchairs ex cond with pale pink loose covers £50 Tel: 07833 160640 Set of 4x bronze & gold ornate metal chairs with padded cushions & matching round glass top table vgc £79 the lot or can be sold separately, Ikea Rocking chair with stool pine colour very comfortable £50, Round Glass Dining table with dark wood legs seated 4 people £49 Tel: 01376 323335 3-Seater Sofa & 2-Seater Sofa grey/green with washable covers, extra set

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Visit our Stall on Halstead High Street

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