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Issue 77 / February 2020

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Welcome to Your February Issue. A very warm welcome (unlike the weather!) to our February issue. It’s at times like this that it really hits me just how quickly time is flying – was it really four years ago that we were reminding our ladies that this is a “Leap Year” and yes, you can traditionally, this year on February 29th, get down on one knee and propose to your loved one? (Get ready fellas!!!) What’s more, this month we’ve got Valentine’s Day on February 14th where we can all stoke those romantic fires, so let’s ignore all the rain and gales out there and cosy up inside and enjoy this month’s collection of features, advertisements and ideas brought together for you by our wonderful team.

Claire x

Last February I wrote about how the Media was being dominated by the Brexit talks. Today I’m writing this column as we approach January 31st when Britain finally exits the European Union. Whether you have been a Remainer or a Brexiteer I’m sure most of you will be pleased the whole saga has come to an end and we can now concentrate on working together to help the country flourish over the coming months and years. Let’s hope that the future will bring increased prosperity to the Fens so that this and future generations can look forward to enjoying safe and successful lives. Having been born locally but also having travelled extensively over the length and breadth of the country and abroad, I know that people from this area have a lot to offer, both in terms of ability but also in community spirit. I urge everyone to work together to ensure 2020 is the start of something good… onwards and upwards!

Andy

Copy deadline details:

Copy deadline for the March issue is Monday, 10th February 2020.

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Inside Highlights 4 ............... Recipe: Roast Chicken & Root Veg 6 ............... Trevor Langley 8 ............... Ray of Beauty 10 ............. March Podiatry 14 ............. Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 16.................Be Fabulous 18 ............. Holly Jean Writes... 20 ............ Fraser Dawbarns 22 ............ Gardening Tips for February 26 ............ Village Life With Jayne Whytock 30-31 ..... Community Matters 32 ............ Art On Glass 34 ............ SJW Home Packing Services 36 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 38 ............ Steve Barclay MP 42 ............ Consumer Advice 44 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 46 ............ In The Hot Seat: Fiona McCallum 47 ............ FACT Community Hub 48-49 ... What's On In February 50 ............ Puzzle Page for Kids 51 ............. This Month at The Movies 52 ............ The Puzzle Page – Valentine's Quiz 54 ............ Club Guide 56 ............ Win Two Tickets For Firedance! 57-59 .... Business Directory With thanks to:

Trevor Langley, March Podiatry, Ellie Cuthbert, Lauren Siddons, Holly Jean, Fraser Dawbarns, Jayne Whytock, Peter Wright, Trevor Bevis, Steve Barclay MP, Eileen Le Voi and The Light Cinema.

Discovering March is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

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Recipe

ROAST CHICKEN & ROOT VEG It’s that time of year when we’re all thinking that we should be eating more vegetables! Well, with parsnips and carrots in abundance, this recipe definitely ticks that box! This roast is so quick and easy, you could cook it midweek!

Ingredients

Method

1 tbsp olive oil

8 chicken thighs 300g carrots, cut into 3cm pieces 2 large parsnips, (approx. 250g), cut into 3cm wedges 750g potatoes cut into wedges 1 tbsp thyme leaves 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

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1 Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6). 2 Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken for two minutes on each side. Transfer to a large roasting tin with all the vegetables and stir in the thyme, honey and Worcestershire sauce. 3 Bake for thirty minutes then drain most of the excess juice and reserve. Bake for a further ten minutes before serving with the reserved juice as gravy. 4 Enjoy!

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A Sparkling Time: St. Pancras by Searcys

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et’s meet at the Champagne Bar, St. Pancras”, no doubt says a certain ‘something’. The magnificent London St. Pancras International is where Eurostar trains arrive and depart, plus services to/from elsewhere, including the Midlands and South East England. Thameslink services and underground trains are fast and frequent too, and the shops at St Pancras International have high street names and designer outlets. Searcys Champagne Bar with its heated leather seating and ‘press for champagne’ buttons, has 98 metres of serving space and is reputed to be Europe’s longest. Their adjacent brasserie is very popular, both with people travelling and also as a ‘destination’ dining venue. High-quality wines, from the extensive drinks menu, pair extremely well with the different dishes of cuisine. Regular events happen throughout the year. In addition to the Champagne School, other events can feature ‘Around the World in a Bubble’, plus specific vineyard tastings, to include a full three course dinner and, of course, ‘St Pancras by Searcys Champers And Chips’ is always very popular! Searcys is renowned for their grand, impressive range of different Champagnes. From well-known brands to lesser, small independent labels, Searcys Champagne choices have something for all tastes and palates. Very knowledgeable, expert sommeliers conduct Champagne Masterclasses. These memorable events are inspiring and hugely

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popular with ‘sparkling’ lovers, from ‘learners’ to ‘connoisseurs’. Whether Blanc de Noirs, Single Year Champagnes or other sparkling delectations are preferred, there is always something to learn about these wonderful productions. From breakfast, through luncheon and travelinspired afternoon tea, to dinner, plus pre-theatre and ‘express’ dining (if time is pressing), St Pancras by Searcys Brasserie and Champagne Bar also offers private dining. Parties and occasions can easily be arranged and accommodated. Gift vouchers are available – now there’s a thought! A very much recommended brasserie and Champagne bar, set within a most impressive, iconic venue. St Pancras by Searcys Brasserie and Champagne Bar, Upper Concourse, St Pancras International Station, 58 Euston Road, London N1C 4QL. Tel: 44 (0) 20 7870 9900 E-mail: stpancrasreception@ searcys.co.uk www.stpancrasbysearcys. co.uk As always, enjoy!

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like to thank everyone for their

vegan friendly ingredients. Also alongside

support over the last year, both

this it offers SkinBase Microdermabrasion for your more advanced result driven facial.

old and new clients, for helping to make

If you would like to know more about

Ray of Beauty such a success.

any of the treatments on offer please come

Friends for eight years as well as colleagues, they say Ray of Beauty is

along to Ray of Beauty’s celebrations on

celebrating its first year in business and

Saturday, February 29th from Noon to 5pm.

would like to invite you to its one-year

As a special offer, bring the voucher

celebrations.

from this issue on the day to receive 25 percent off any new booking.

They have more than 10 years’

There will be a raffle with some

experience between them and specialise in microdermabrasion - Indian

fantastic prizes and the chance to win a

head massage -LVL Lashes and hiBrow.

main prize of an Ultimate body massage

They now have a sumptuous new dual

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room available for husbands/wives, partners

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or friends to enjoy and when any dual

which is Natalie and Jodie’s pride and joy.

treatment is booked a 10 percent discount is available. Ray of Beauty uses Monu skincare products which are becoming the preferred

There will, of course, also be plenty of refreshments and nibbles available so come along. You will be assured of a warm welcome.

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WE OFFER A RANGE OF SERVICES INCLUDING • Waxing • Tinting • Manicures • Pedicures • Gel Polish • Hot Stone Massage • Massage

New Dual room with 2 beds

As a special gift from us please bring this voucher with you on Saturday February 29th

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Health

Treat your Loved One to a Relaxing Therapy this Valentine’s Day

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hat better way to show you care than to give a gift that will make your loved one feel wonderful! Treat your loved one to a relaxing reflexology treatment, or one of our many types of massage therapy this year for Valentine’s Day.

These treatments are the perfect way to balance the demands of a busy life, to aid relaxation and improve well-being. They are also great for stress relief. Reflexology is a non-invasive, natural, relaxing and enjoyable form of pressure therapy which is great for everyone. It involves massage and compression being applied to the reflex points on your feet, hands or face. These points make up a mini-map of the whole of your body including each organ, gland and body part. During reflexology you can tell exactly which reflex points feel out of balance and which parts of your body they relate to. The point of the treatment is to tease out blockages, thus returning your body to its optimum condition.

mobility; it can dramatically reduce stress and ease tension. Massage can help to reduce headaches/ migraines, cramps and spasms, and massage is also said to improve the immune system. We offer Aromatherapy massage, which uses organic essential oils, and Swedish massage, which blends various techniques, to address the specific needs of the client. Sports massage therapy is used to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Plus, where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.

We offer a wide range of massage therapies that involve the systematic and manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for therapeutic purposes, promoting health and well-being.

Pregnancy massage is available after the first trimester; it can help to reduce anxiety, back and leg pain, improve sleep, and decrease the levels of the stress hormones. Regular massage sessions throughout pregnancy are a great way to relieve these problematic physical symptoms of pregnancy.

The benefits of massage include improved circulation to the massaged area and stimulated muscles. This can help to improve flexibility and

Call us now on 01354 651200 for more information, and like our Facebook page for full details and special offers.

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Travel

Top Reasons to Book Your Holiday Early

By Ellie Cuthbert

Marketing & Admin Assistant

As the festive season has come to an end and the winter weather is well and truly upon us, now is the time to visualise yourself unwinding on a sandy cove, discovering exotic cultures or exploring spectacular landmarks. There are several reasons for why the start of the new year is the perfect time to book your next getaway. Here are just a few… • With high demands for booking a family break in the school holidays, booking early is the best way to grab your getaway before prices rise. You’ll also get the best chance of enjoying free child places and low deposits, with the best pick of the hotels and destinations on offer. • Booking early means more choice. Be first in line and have your trip tailored to your needs, getting first dibs on your destination, room type, flight times and departure airports. If you’re planning a family break, then it may be trickier to get exactly what everyone wants from a holiday if you don’t leave time to tick off everyone’s requirements. The more time you have to find the perfect accommodation and plan your itinerary, the more likely you are to please the whole family. What’s more, tickets for excursion trips are limited so the sooner you nab your spot, the better.

• Booking just after Christmas doesn’t have to break the bank. Many of our tour operators offer lower priced deposits at the start of the year, meaning you only have to worry about paying a small deposit up front, allowing you to settle the balance at a later date. January/February is also the time to grab the best deals with fantastic savings for your next getaway. Why not kick your year off with something to look forward to? Being independent we can package together anything you desire worldwide, dealing with a wide range of suppliers. All our staff have extensive experience in travel and have worked on our high street for many years. Let us do the hard work for you; we search thousands of low-cost flights, hotels and transfers to ensure you receive the best holiday at the best price, and we aim to beat any high street or online quote. Get in touch with the team today, we’re open seven days a week in January. For your chance to WIN a seven-night cruise, visit www.holidaywithus.co.uk.

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Beauty

Happy Valentine’s Day! - By Lauren Siddons

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Holly Jean

Love is in the Air... TRY NOT TO BREATHE! By Holly Jean

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alentine’s Day. You all came to my article hoping that it wouldn’t be about the dreaded Valentine’s Day... well guess what?

Yes, you’ve got it, it’s that time of the year when some people are excitedly browsing their local high street, looking for the perfect gift to get their significant other, some people are hitting the pubs, hard. Some ignore the whole event, some embrace it! I don’t know if you can tell the type of person I am just by reading this? I used to feel very differently about Valentine’s Day. Mainly because up until I was about fifteen, I had never had a Valentine, I was a little bit chubby and I’ll be honest, a bit weird! But that’s fine, we get there in the end. Nevertheless, at the time I was cynical and sarcastic about the whole thing that was ‘love’. My family are still very pleased to let my boyfriend know that I was once quoted, years ago, saying that if I ever received roses from a boy, then I would proceed to shove them somewhere... sideways. Looking back, I’m still not sure as to why

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I was so angry! Also, my boyfriend is very pleased that I changed my mind. So anyway! Valentine’s Day! Probably the most hated time in the calendar. And I get it! It’s overly commercialised. It’s a bit over the top. But, at the end of the day, it’s all good fun, isn’t it?  And, if you hate it so much that it’s making you miserable, picture this and we’ll see if it makes you smile. It’s February 13th, 8 pm. You’re ‘people watching’. Seeing all the panicked boyfriends and fiancés run around the shops, not husbands Valentine’s traditions seemingly die when vows are taken – looking for a lady who ‘looks like the size of my girlfriend’. The Pandora store is heaving. All the florists are trying to swim their way through the sea of red roses in their shops. Everyone that isn’t fussed about Valentine’s Day is doing the inevitable, drowning their sorrows in the pub. In all seriousness, Valentine’s Day really isn’t that bad if you just embrace it! Tell everyone you love them, eat all of the chocolate and just have a great time. And, if all else fails, I’ll see you at the pub?  We fall in love by chance, we stay in love by choice.

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Legal

A Helping Hand Through Your Workplace Injury Claim BY NEIL JOHN, PARTNER, CIVIL LITIGATION

If you are injured at work, your injury is only one of the things you have to worry about. You may be concerned about being disloyal to your employer and may even be anxious about speaking to a solicitor because you are worried that once you do, you will be pressured into making a claim. Even if you aren’t sure about whether you will pursue a claim, there are certain things you can do after an injury which will make your life easier in case you decide to make a claim later. Straight after your injury, you should contact the first aider at your workplace for immediate treatment and you should also visit a doctor or hospital if necessary. Getting treatment for your injury should always be your primary concern. You should report the injury to your colleagues and manager so that any potential hazards can be made safe but also so that there is a record that the injury took place. As part of this process you should make sure that the incident is recorded in your workplace’s accidents book. If your employer won’t record your injury, you should make a written request. Having a copy of this in your personal email account’s sent items will be evidence that you have tried to report the accident. We recommend that you keep records of how your injury has affected you. This should include photographs of your injuries as well as a diary of pain and any ailments stemming from your injury. Keeping track of any expenses and losses caused by your injury is very helpful if you decide to pursue a claim. This can include loss of earnings, costs of care and much more. You should also be aware that you are only able to make a claim within three years of the accident or

within three years of your realisation that your injury is associated with your workplace. The latter is useful in the case of exposure to toxic substances which may not have immediate apparent effects. If you decide to make a claim, it can give you peace of mind to know someone with experience is on your side. Neil John, the personal injury specialist at Fraser Dawbarns, has more than 20 years’ experience handling claims ranging from an abattoir worker injured when half a pig carcass fell on them to injuries resulting from workplace assaults. The 2019 edition of the Legal 500 said that Neil ‘responded quickly and was comprehensive in his explanations when outlining his suggested course of action. He listened!’ Our first appointment for personal injury claims is free and we also offer a no win, no fee agreement if we assess that your claim has a reasonable chance of success, but we will not pressure you to proceed. Whether your injury at work is due to faulty machinery, unsafe practices or other people’s actions call Fraser Dawbarns on 01945 461456 today and ask for Neil who can start helping you with your workplace injury claim.

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February Gardening Tips It’s hard to believe that February heralds the end of the winter months and welcomes the beginning of spring! As I write this, we are yet to see any harsh winter weather, apart from the copious amounts of rain we witnessed in December. However, February can bring some harsh, cold conditions, but also the odd spring-like days, and hopefully you will find some time to complete any winter digging and preparing the beds ready for planting in the following months. Remove any weeds that have managed to grow and add manure or homemade compost to the soil, if you haven’t already done so, and then cover in black plastic, cloches or polytunnels, which will help warm up the soil. If you intend to grow leafy brassicas, such as kale, cabbages, cauliflowers etc, add lime to the soil a few weeks prior to planting and allow the rain to wash it into the soil, then before planting add some fish, blood and bone, raking it into the topsoil. Regards planting, the dilemma is whether to sow and plant early or wait until the weather is warmer and more reliable. It might be best to do a bit of both so you might have some earlier harvested veg. You could plant out some broad beans or peas if the ground isn’t frozen, protecting them with cloches if the weather is very cold, and garlic and shallot sets should be planted out this month. A good idea for sowing peas is to use lengths of plastic guttering: half fill them with good quality seed compost and sow the seeds about two inches apart, cover with compost, water and keep in a light spot under cover. Seeds that can be planted indoors or under cover; broad beans, Brussels, leeks, onions, salad leaves, tomatoes, peas, spinach, summer cabbage, sprouting broccoli – to name but a few. It really is the last time you can winter prune fruit trees as they should still be dormant, any later and if it is mild, they will be starting to move into growth. As they are still dormant bare-rooted fruit trees can still be planted and autumn fruiting raspberries pruned What could be tastier than a rhubarb crumble made with fresh pink rhubarb? If your rhubarb crowns show signs of activity, now is an excellent time to force an early sweet harvest by covering with a big bucket. All of your seed potatoes for the year should have been purchased by the end of this month and spread out in egg boxes or seed trays for “chitting” in a cool light room, it is recommended to remove all but three of the “chits” as it is believed that this produces larger potatoes. Other jobs for February include: • Remove any dead leaves from spread mould and mildew. • Make sure winter cabbages, cauliflowers and broccoli are netted against hungry pigeons, whose food supply is a little short at this time of year. • Prune autumn raspberry canes by cutting right down to the ground barerooted fruit trees can still be planted but this will be your last opportunity • Feed and mulch fruit trees and bushes • Winter prune currants, blackberries, hybrid berries, gooseberries • The compost heap might benefit from a bit of attention. Rake it through with a fork to aerate it, add water if it seems dry and then recover it to keep it warm.

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in love but not be able to think clearly enough to compose their own verse. It was not until the introduction of The Penny Post in 1840 that the postal service became affordable to most ordinary folk, so making the sending of the anonymous St Valentine’s Day cards possible. The commercial aspect of the celebrations also appears to be increasing year on year, with gifts of chocolates, flowers and even jewellery now being expected to accompany the simple St Valentine’s Day card. Today almost half the UK population spend somewhere in the region of £1.3 billion each year on their very own special Valentine! But there are always the ones who leave it until the last minute and there is nothing funnier than seeing people rushing around on the thirteenth of February trying to buy a card and a gift. Normally by this time the flowers that are left are past their best and late-night garages etc are often the last desperate port of call. Maybe instead of spending money on expensive gifts and cards we should just take time and remember that we don’t need a special day to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us and how much we love them. I won’t be looking out for the postman on February 14th... well maybe just a little!

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STATE-OF-THE-ART SKATE PARK OPENS IN MARCH March’s new £120,000 state-of-the-art skate park has been officially opened. The facility is already proving to be a huge success, with skateboarders, BMXers and scooter enthusiasts flocking to West End Park to test it out.

NEW TREES PLANTED AT THE AVENUE PARK March residents and visitors can now enjoy the benefits of new trees in a local park thanks to the efforts of March Town Council and two local businesses. Seven young oak trees have been planted at The Avenue Park, providing even more greenery and boosting local biodiversity for years to come. Mayor of March, Cllr Rob Skoulding, was keen to further enhance the area, which he represents on both the town and district councils, and approached Fenland District Council for permission to plant the trees on its land. The native saplings were then sourced by March town councillor Robert White and funded by local companies UK Towbars and Doctor Tree.

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Stuart Rayner from UK Towbars and Daniel Fortuna from Doctor Tree planted the trees free of charge, with the help of local businessman Gary Harradine and his digger. Mr Rayner, who runs UK Towbars with his wife Marie, said: “We’re really pleased to have contributed towards these new trees and are planning to do more of the same. It was the tenth anniversary of UK Towbars this year and we’re in talks with the March Woodland Group to plant a tree a day. “Being in the towbar industry, many of our customers own caravans and enjoy holidaying in the natural environment, so we thought we’d give something back and do what we can to help further improve our green spaces.” Photo: Planting the first of seven new oak trees at The Avenue Park in March are (from left): Stuart Rayner, of UK Towbars; Daniel Fortuna, of Doctor Tree; Marie Rayner, of UK Towbars; Simon Bell, Fenland District Council’s leisure and open spaces contract manager; Kevin Wilkins, Fenland District Council’s horticultural officer; and Gary Harradine 30

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Councillor Jan French, deputy leader of Fenland District Council and district and town councillor for March West, said: “The old skate park was really well used, but it was often crowded, and younger ones weren’t always able to use it. Now it has a lot more space and there is something for everyone. “We’re sure it will attract lots of people from March and surrounding areas, adding yet another reason to visit our brilliant town.” Photo above: Celebrating the opening of the new skate park in March are (from left): Simon Bell, FDC’s leisure and open spaces contract manager; Mayor of March Cllr Rob Skoulding; skateboarder Ben Davies; Cllr Jan French, deputy leader of FDC and district and town councillor; Cllr Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder for the environment; Kevin Wilkins, FDC’s horticultural officer; Phil Hughes, FDC’s head of leisure Services; and Jayne Manders from Young People March

Special praise was given to staff in Lidl, Sainsburys and Tesco for welcoming collectors in store and the volunteers who manned the stands, delivered and collected in poppy boxes, and helped with counting and carrying out street and house to house collections, plus Linda and Terry Stevens of March Braza Club for hosting a dance which raised £1250.

COUNCIL STAFF BRING FESTIVE CHEER TO FAMILIES WITH FOODBANK DONATION Staff at Fenland District Council helped provide more than 300 meals to those in need last Christmas after holding an alternative festive food appeal. Staff at the council’s depot in Melbourne Avenue, March, rallied together for a reverse advent calendar campaign to support families struggling to make ends meet during the holidays. Instead of receiving a small chocolate or treat for each day in December, staff donated an item of food every day for 24 days to a reverse advent box for Wisbech Foodbank. Toiletries and toys were also donated to the appeal, which began in November to allow enough time for the items to be distributed before Christmas. The team’s efforts resulted in a bumper donation of 127kg – the equivalent of 300 meals!

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The arrival of the new decade has been accompanied by a new Parliament, breaking free of the frustrating gridlock of recent years following the General Election. Parliament feels very different, in particular with a new Speaker and so many new faces on the green benches. There is clarity of purpose where before there was stalemate. As I write this at my desk in 9 Downing Street, home to the Department for Exiting the European Union, we know we will be leaving in a matter of days on January 31st. The legislation has been approved by the House of Commons. Job done for the teams of officials who support me and fellow Ministers. Rarely will occupants of Downing Street have left in such positive circumstances. 

A new year is also the time we start up our planning in the constituency office for our annual Read to Succeed campaign. I loved reading as a child and see it as the gateway for local children to progress. It is a source of great pride that the Bishop of Ely, local councillors of different politics, and so many businesses and residents support our literacy scheme, and I will continue to work with local schools and libraries to deliver more books. A benefit of the General Election campaign was having more time at home after a busy year, which involved a lot of travel to European capitals as part of our negotiations. Our family dog seemed to enjoy the extra walks too!  2020 will bring new challenges and opportunities for us all. May I wish you a happy New Year, and a wonderful new decade. 

Getting Brexit done has mattered to our constituency in particular as so many people locally supported leaving. I have always felt it was important that their vote was acted upon. Yet my own family had different views on Brexit as did so many others. So, a positive outcome for the new decade will be the ability for us all to move on, to other priorities, like improving local transport, investing in the NHS, and securing better sports and arts facilities in our area.

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Don’t Let Online Romancers Steal Your Heart - or Your Money! by Eileen Le Voi at Safe Local Trades WITH the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, Valentine’s Day is not just for those people who are already ‘coupled up’. An estimated seven million UK residents are registered on dating sites, and around one in three relationships in the UK now start online. However, while for many it may be romance and roses; for an increasing number of others it can spiral into heartbreak and financial misery. Romance fraud affects thousands of people; with women making up the majority of victims. According to Action Fraud, scammers swindled victims out of an average of £11,145 each during 2018. There are many local stories including one woman who lost everything, including her home (read the full story at the link below*). Fraudsters trick victims into sending money or gather enough personal information to steal their identities; resulting in an overall cost to victims of £50 million. The majority of accounts on dating websites are genuine people looking for romance, but fraudsters may try to contact you by making fake profiles, getting in touch and building what feels like a loving relationship. Once a fraudster using a fake dating profile is confident that they’ve won your trust, they will tell you about a problem they’re experiencing and ask you to help out by sending money. They may have arranged to visit you, but need money to pay for the flight or visa. They may tell you everything has been booked but their ticket has been stolen, and you need to send money quickly to get them on the next flight. Alternatively, they may prey on your sympathies, telling you a family member or someone else they are responsible for is ill and they need money for medical treatment. Once you send them money, the fraudsters will keep coming back and invent new reasons to send them more. There are a few simple steps to keep yourself, and your loved ones, safe from fraudsters who often target the vulnerable, the lonely or recently widowed or divorced. D - Don’t rush into an online relationship. Get to know the person, not the profile, ensuring you ask plenty of questions. A - Analyse their profile. Protect yourself by confirming their identity. Check the person is genuine by putting the following into your search engine: their name, profile picture (by simply using a reverse image search) and any repeatedly used phrases, along with the term ‘dating scam’. T - Talk to your friends and family. Be wary of anyone who tells you not to tell others about them. E - Evade scams. Never send money or share your bank details with someone you’ve only met online. S - Stay on the dating site messenger service. Fraudsters will often encourage their victims to use different communications channels that are often undetectable. * Read Carol’s story at https://cambridgeshireinsight.org. uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Carols-story.pdf FE BR U A R Y 2 0 2 0


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Local History

The Great Storm of 1895

– By Peter Wright (on behalf of March & District Museum) roof of the Centenary Baptist Chapel was so badly damaged that Sunday evening services were cancelled. A parapet was dislodged by several inches with slates being sent whirling through the air. Children, trying to get to Sunday school, were sent home by the police. A post mill belonging to Billett Bros. in Gaul Drove was wrecked with its top being swept away and one sail penetrating the side of the building. A railway man was resting in his bed in Little London, after a night shift, when the chimney stack and gable end of his bedroom collapsed with debris falling onto his bed. His mother had to seek assistance from her neighbours to extricate him.

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he morning of Sunday, March 24th, 1895 dawned dull and damp. Later the sun broke through together with a strong wind, which gave no warning of the south westerly storm of cyclonic violence that would rage throughout the country later in the afternoon. Devastation was reported over a wide area of the Fens; slates, tiles, chimney pots and spouting were torn from houses and trees were uprooted or snapped in two.

Town End was perhaps the worst affected; two hundred tiles were torn from the roof of St Wendreda's rectory, a pinnacle was blown from the church and a large portion of the ridge tiles from the parish room were dislodged. At the Robin Hood public house, a chimney pot and large number of bricks crashed through the roof and into the dining room while the family were at dinner. Chapel Street was covered in a sea of broken tiles and debris. Trees were blown down around Eastwood House, including a much-admired Cedar of Lebanon, and several trees were snapped off in The Avenue, completely blocking the road. A great sheet of lead weighing half a ton was torn from the roof of the gas works manager's home. The

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Three cottages in Marylebone Road lost their roofs and the occupants had to seek other accommodation. Commercial greenhouses were badly damaged, and the bathing shed near the Three Fishes pub in West End, which had only been constructed the previous year, was torn from its foundations and utterly wrecked, with portions being found several fields away. A house in New Park had its gable end blown into a bedroom, while another fell outwards. The railway also suffered with many panes of glass and lamps being smashed in the engine shed and station. Exposed rural areas fared badly too. The windows of Whittlesey Road Baptist Chapel were blown in and farms suffered considerably with many buildings being damaged. The air was thick with leaves, sticks and straw, scarcely a stack yard escaped; straw being peeled from stacks and carried away across the country like clouds of snow. All across the Fens, soil and crops were blown into the air and lost with visibility being cut to just a few yards. Because it was Sunday, most people were at home and injuries were few. Yet it was all over in half-anhour. One report claimed it was the worst storm in living memory, perhaps nothing like it since the great storm of November 1703. Later, the sun set on a beautiful, almost calm, evening. Photo: The Robin Hood pub that suffered damage in the storm but was demolished in the 1960s and replaced by a service station of the same name

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In the Hot Seat

IN THE HOT SEAT Fiona McCallum Headteacher at Cavalry Primary School, March

I’ve been a teacher for nearly thirty years, working in five different schools across Cambridgeshire. When I started at university, I had no intention of becoming a teacher, but was drawn into the profession by my experiences leading a drama group for adults with learning disabilities. That passion for supporting children with special educational needs or disabilities has stayed with me throughout my career. I live in Whittlesey with my husband and our son who is at secondary school. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, singing and spending time with family and friends. Where were you born and what is your favourite childhood memory?

What advice would you give to a 16-year-old you?

I was born in Keighley in West Yorkshire and lived there until I went to university. My favourite childhood memories include the times we spent on camping holidays in Scotland, Cornwall, France and Spain. We played on the beach, swam in the sea and enjoyed making new friends. When I was eleven, I made friends with a French girl called Sylvia and our families are still in touch today.

Who has been the greatest influence on your life and why? My grandparents – all four of them in different ways. They were so generous with their time and love, and as I grew up, they shared their interests and their values with me. They had a strong commitment to giving back to the community and helping others, and I believe that teaching is a great way to do both of those things.

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Worry less and believe in yourself. Looking back, I think I missed some great experiences because I didn’t take every opportunity to try something new. I hope that when our children leave Cavalry, we have given them so many chances to explore, experiment and experience new activities that they have the confidence to shine.

Which two characters, alive or not, would you like to share a meal with and why? Jane Austen and Sandi Toksvig. Both women of exceptional intelligence and wit, who bring such humour to their observations of everyday life. We might be laughing so much that it would be hard to eat the meal!

If there was one thing you could change in March what would it be? I would love to see more families walking to and from school every day. It’s great for the children to have more fresh air and exercise, it’s good for the environment and would make the streets around our schools quieter and safer for everyone. FE BR U A R Y 2 0 2 0


ALL THE FACTS ABOUT THE HUB The FACT Community Hub is now open from Monday to Thursday between 10am-2pm. Visitors popped in for a recent open day to see what the Hub was all about and they enjoyed tea and cake and chatted to staff who explained what was on offer. The Hub is an exciting new service where a very warm welcome will be waiting all visitors. Its purpose is to offer a safe environment for visitors whether members or non-members to access information on local services, make themselves a cup of tea, meet others or just have a good old-fashioned chat with the staff who are available to help you. Staff are available to make phone calls for you to help set up services. They also understand that some paperwork that arrives on your doorstep can seem complicated, and consequently can help you deal with it. If you are a member you will also be able to book onto regular and new exciting trips. If you are not

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What’s On

February 2020 24th Bingo Night at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Eyes down at 7.30pm. For more information, please visit our Facebook page. @thesportsmanchatteris or visit www.sportsmanchatteris.com 26th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club, from 11am-1.30pm. 26th Age UK Community Hub at Chatteris Library, 10am-12noon. 29th The Old Nene Golf and Country Club's Wedding Show. Free entry! From 11am-3pm. Wedding dresses, decor, photography, cakes, music, DJs and more. For more information please visit www.theoldnene.co.uk or phone 01487 815622.

Regular Local Events 1st Saturday Storytime at March Library from 10.30am11.30am. 50p per child. The story 'Oi Frog!' Come and listen to some stories and make something fun to take home. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied. 1st Charity Night in aid of the Cancer Wellness Centre at March United Services Club PE15 9AN. Featuring DJ Pounds and DJ Lombarz, The Groovy Gang and Scooted 'n' Booted. From 9pmlate. Tickets are £5. 5th Age UK Community Hub at March Library, 10am-12noon.  6th Harry Potter Night at March Library from 5.30pm-6.30pm. Please speak to library staff for more information. 7th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at The Wisbech Oasis Centre, from 10.30am-1pm.  10th Bingo Night at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Eyes down at 7.30pm. For more information, please visit our Facebook page @thesportsmanchatteris or visit www.sportsmanchatteris.com 14th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at March Library from 10.30am-1pm.  17th Friends of March Library Lego Club, from 10.30am-12noon. Please speak to library staff for more information. 17th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at The King Edward Centre, Chatteris, from 9.30am-12pm.  19th Future Stars Theatre Workshop at March Library. 'Annie’! From 2pm-5pm. Please speak to library staff for more information. 21st Half Term Board Games at March Library from 2pm-3.30pm. Please speak to library staff for more information. 22nd Morning Glory (Oasis tribute band) at the Crown Public House, Outwell, 9pm start. 23rd Stardust Circus at March Community Centre PE15 8LE. Comedy, magic, circus acts and so much more! Super half term Fun! One show only at 3pm. Tickets: adults £12, children £10. To book now please call 07752 218805.  23rd March Con Club Quiz! The longest-running quiz night in March! From 7.30pm. £2 per person. All welcome! 24th Engage in the Afternoon at March Library from 2pm3.30pm. Speaker from Dunham’s Wood Light Railway. Free entry but donations welcome towards costs. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome.

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20Twenty We currently run three theatre groups which perform musical theatre, acting, singing and dancing. All groups will perform at least one main show each year alongside other community performances including March GER Christmas Cracker, St George’s Fayre and our fundraising events. The first session is always a free introductory session to provide your child with a chance to decide if they believe they will enjoy being a member. The Youth Theatre sessions run during school term time at March Town Hall as follows: • Double Act – Ages six to 11. Tuesdays, 5pm-6.30pm. Cost £4 per session. • All-Stars – School years seven & eight, Thursdays, 5pm-7pm. Cost £5 per session. • Boundless – School years nine to 13. Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm. Cost £5 per session. Mondays March Silver Circle is an over 50s club which meets at the March United Services Club, every Monday afternoon, playing various games and various other activities. Bingo at The Sportsman, Chatteris, every two weeks (excluding Bank Holidays). Eyes down from 7.30pm. Cash prizes and raffles. Intrigue Circle of Light presents an evening of clairvoyance every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) at The Braza Club, Elm Road from 7.30pm-9pm. Each session will be £3, in aid of charity. For more info contact Barbara on 01354 655093. The Royal Air Force National Service Association meets on the third Monday each month at 10am at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, March. All welcome! For more info contact Graham Wesley, chairman, on 01354 657686. March Ukulele Group at the Rookswood Club from 7pm, everyone welcome. The Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club meets twice monthly at the Community Room of Wisbech Tesco, on the second and fourth Monday between 7pm and 10pm. All scales, genre, and experience welcome. The Wisbech and District Flower Club meets on every third Monday of the month, from 7.30pm at St Peter's Hall. For more information, please contact Yvonne on 01945 581360. Mondays & Wednesdays Chatteris Tennis Club – our friendly club welcomes all ages and abilities. Four hard tennis courts – two with floodlights. Coaching available. From 6pm. Please contact Karen on 01354 695014 www.chatteristennis.com Tuesdays Chair based exercise with Lynn Curry at Doddington Court (next to Doddington Hospital). From 11am. For more info, please call Lynn on 01733 204286.

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February 2020 Boogie Tots from 10am-11am at March Town Hall. For more information, contact Gary Tustin on garytustin25@gmail.com March And District Amateur Operatic Society. Join us to sing, dance, and act in a musical, pantomime, or concert. Rehearsals at March Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Email contactmadaos@gmail.com or find MADAOS on Facebook. Painting group in Eastrea Village Hall. This painting group has been meeting in the Eastrea Village Hall between 1pm and 4pm every Tuesday for five years. Contact Sue on 01733 205241. The Cambridgeshire Family History Society meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm, at March Library. Cambridgeshire Family History Society's Surgeries for research into family history are held at March Library, every Tuesday from 10am-4pm. The March Probus Club meets at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel from 10.30am-12pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. We offer interesting speakers and a welcoming friendly group of retired and semi-retired men with all sorts of interests. M.O.B. Dance Classes at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Dance Styles Include House, Hip-Hop, Locking, New Style, Fusions and Wacking/Commercial. Ages 11 and under: 5pm-6pm. Ages 12+: 6pm-7pm. £3.50 per lesson. For more information, contact Kyanne on 07896 595635. Or, email m.o.b.dance00@gmail.com Wednesdays March Can't Sing Choir. From 6.30pm-8.30pm at Trinity Hall, March. Doors open at 6.15pm. Entrance fee is only £3.50 on the door. All abilities welcome. For more information, please contact Val on 07952 639495. Parkinson's March Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am-12.30pm at The Braza Club, Station Road, March. This is a friendly group, everyone is welcome. £1 per time. Come along for a 'taster' session! For more information please contact Wendy Summerlin, Chair, on 01354 661997. Glee Club Jess Davis runs a high energy group on a Wednesday evening at March Town Hall from 5pm- 6.30pm. If you love dancing to great songs, then this is a group for you. The cost is just £2.50 with the activity suitable for those aged 10-19. Wednesdays & Thursdays Dance Mania at March Community Centre! Wednesday and Thursday after school. Wednesday evenings for adults and Thursday and Saturday mornings for youngsters aged three+. Commercial, dance, performance, ballet, tap and contemporary. Several shows are performed per year. For more information, including times, please email lisa.df@hotmail.co.uk or call 0793 3796485.

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See our Facebook page Discovering March Magazine for more events and offers. Other Art Group meets in March Library every Thursday afternoon at 2pm-4pm. We do have occasional workshops & demos. Contact details if you wish to join ring Chris on 0790 5895460 or Linda on 0756 2013063. Line Dancing for Beginners & Improvers at Coates Public Hall, 7.15pm-9pm, Admission £3 (includes tea and biscuits). Very friendly class. Contact Maureen on 07890 756857. The March branch of the Royal Naval Association meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm for 8pm at the Conservative Club, Creek Road, March. New members always welcome; there is no need to have served in the Royal Navy. Fridays Mum and Baby classes at March Community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm. Fenland Music Centre Association Orchestras and Ensembles for all ages and abilities. Meets every Friday evening (during school term time), between 6pm and 9pm, at the March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, PE15 8LE. Please see our website for full details: www.fenlandmusiccentre.org.uk Fenland and Shotokan Karate Club train at Cavalry Primary School every Friday. For juniors, it's from 5.30pm-6.30pm. Family classes are 6.30pm-7.30pm and adults train from 7.30pm-9pm. No joining fee, no monthly fee and also the first lesson is free! For more information, please email info@fenlandkarate.club or call Darren Dennis on 0788 1777694. Saturdays Hereward Ukulele Group meets at the Braza Club on the first and third Saturday of each month, starting at 10.30am. We would welcome ukulele players of all abilities and have a couple of spare ukuleles for anyone who would like to give it a try.

Thursdays Children’s Karate, ages four+ at 5.35pm, at March Community Centre. Adults Kickboxing (age 13+) at 7.15pm. New beginners welcome on Thursdays.

March Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club meets first Saturday of the month at Cassanos, High Street, March from 9.30am. Come and join the tribe for some food and banter. No fees just pay for your own breakfast.

March Lunch and Film Club meets on the first Thursday of each month in March Town Hall. Tickets are just £13 each and can be purchased from Paninis in advance of the showings, which are organised by Fenland Arts Association. People join the club for free, but as members they purchase their meal from Paninis and the film is provided at no cost.

March Rotary Club Wastepaper Collection. Bring your clean newspapers, magazines, junk mail, cardboard to March Rotary Club at the lorry park on City Road (behind Iceland). Every second Saturday of the month, 8.30am-10.30am. All money raised by recycling the paper-based materials will be donated to local charitable causes.

March Camera Club meets in the Pathfinder Suite at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, from 7.30pm. Its website is: marchcameraclub.org.uk The club also has a Facebook account for up-to-date news.

Sundays Fenland Foragers meet every second Sunday of the month, in the car park for the Nature Reserve, Rings End PE15 0BE, to help preserve the nature reserve. This group includes free forest schooling and bushcraft for children. For more information, please call Hayley on 07962 337988.

March Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Braza Club 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. Contact George Jupp on 01354 652586.

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Kids Wordsearch Can you find these words hidden in the grid? They’re all related to the valentine’s day

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Birds Of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, released on February 7th, has Margot Robbie back on our screens as Gotham City’s lovable crime queen. The volatile former psychiatrist is searching for a new purpose following her break up from The Joker, and soon finds allies in Black Canary and Huntress as they bond together to save a young girl from evil crime lord Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). Expect lots of laughter and plenty of brutality in this never seen before tale of Gotham girl power. A fresh adaption of Jane Austen’s beloved Emma is released on Valentine’s Day with Anya TaylorJoy as the latest meddlesome matchmaker. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Family Picks Robert Downey Jr returns to the big screen on February 7th with Dolittle, a fantasy/comedy adventure in which he plays the famed, and eccentric, animal loving doctor. When the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail in search of a cure, joined by his menagerie of animal friends which include an anxious gorilla (Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird brained duck (Octavia Spencer), an upbeat polar bear (John Cena) and a headstrong parrot (Dame Emma Thompson). Sonic The Hedgehog speeds onto our screens on February 14th in his own live-action adventure F E BRUA RY 2020

comedy. Sonic must navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his new found human friend Tom (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to stop the villainous Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The Call of The Wild, released on February 21st tells the story of a domesticated dog called Buck who is stolen from his California home and sold to freight haulers in the Yukon. Based on Jack London’s 1903 novel of the same name, this exciting action-packed adventure explores the timeless relationship between man and dog, and the inevitable primitive instincts that draw Buck away from civilisation and humanity towards the lawless and harsh wilderness.

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Tickets are selling fast for Kinky Boots The Musical, which struts onto our screens on the 4th and the 9th. Filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End, this Tony, Grammy and Olivier award winning musical from pop icon Cyndi Lauper is inspired by true events, telling the story of two people with seemingly nothing in common who learn to embrace their differences.

Just for you Fancy a mid-week movie treat? Get tickets to any of our films for just £5.95 on Monday to Friday before noon and all day every Tuesday and Wednesday. As always, we also have loads of accessible screenings and family specials scheduled in for winter, so keep an eye on our full film listings at lightcinemas.co.uk

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VALENTINE’S DAY TREAT

For all you Romantics! UK NUMBER ONE ʻLOVEʼ SONGS Fill in the gaps, either with the title or the performer:

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Ray C - - - - - - : I Can't Stop Loving You (1962)

10) Jennifer R - - - : The Power Of Love (1985)

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The Beatles: She L - - - - You (1963)

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The R - - - - - - - - Brothers: You've Lost That Loving Feeling (1965)

12) U - - - : (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You (1993)

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Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My - - - - - - - - Goes) (1970)

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Little J - - - - O - - - - - : Long Haired Lover From - - - - - - - - - (1972)

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- - - C: I'm Not In Love (1975)

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Showaddywaddy – Under The M - - O - L - - - (1976)

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S - - - C - - - : Tainted Love (1981)

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F - - - - - - Goes To Hollywood: The P - - - - Of Love (1984)

11) Phil Collins: A G - - - - - Kind Of Love (1988)

13) Wet Wet Wet: Love Is A - - A - - - - - (1994) 14) B - - - - - - : Crazy In Love (2003) 15) Leona Lewis: B - - - - - - - Love (2007) 16) J - - : Everybody In Love (2009) 17) R - - - - - - feat. C - - - - - Harris: We Found Love (2011) 18) John Newman: Love Me A - - - - (2013) 19) David G - - - - - : Lovers On The Sun (2014) 20) Justin B - - - - - : Love Yourself (2015)

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Served Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12noon to 2pm. Main courses from £6 and desserts from £2. Now with a new menu, including a new selection of wraps, jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings and a range of pasta dishes. See the board for our daily specials.

Sunday 23rd MONTHLY QUIZ NIGHT Starts at 7.30pm. £2pp, all welcome.

CHARITY EVENTS IN 2020... We will be raising money for the Breast Care Unit at Peterborough Hospital this year with some great charity events, including Tony G on Saturday 18th April and a Rod Stewart tribute act on Saturday 30th May. Details to be confirmed at a later date.

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Finesse Personal Training Mon: Over 60s Gentle exercise 2pm at Catholic Church, Bootcamp 6.45pm, Clubbercise 7.30pm at Westwood School. Tues: Clubbercise 9.30am, Pilates 10.30am at Braza Club & 5.15pm at Witcham. Weds: Total Toning 6.30pm at Facet Centre. Thurs: Clubbercise 6pm, Pilates 7pm at Westwood School. Sat: Bootcamp 8am at West End Park. For more information visit www.finessept. co.uk or on 07793 942893  Pro Martial Arts School March Train at Neale-Wade Academy (Thursdays) - Contact Stuart Harris on 07756 407968 for more details. March Braza Bowls Club Wednesday and Saturday afternoon roll ups will resume in early April. All equipment will be provided. For info contact 01354 654634. Ladybirds Netball Club Train Mondays in March. Juniors 6-7pm, Adults 7-8pm. All levels welcome. Please contact us for more info: ladybirdsncmarch@hotmail.com March Town Cricket Club The Pavilion, Burrowmoor Rd, March PE15 9RS Tel:01354 652029 Committee Meetings are held on 2nd Tuesday in each month. The Club is open 6 days per week from 7pm. www.marchtowncricket.com Facebook: March Town Cricket Club BRAZA Short Mat Bowls Club Meet at the BRAZA club Elm Road March on Tuesday at 2pm and on Thursday at 7pm. Beginners welcome. Contact 01345 652586 brazashortmatbowlsclub.clubbz.com GER Sports and Social Club Home of Cambridge County darts, also outdoor bowls club. Robingoodfellowes Lane, March. www.germarch.co.uk March Town United F.C. Robingoodfellowes Lane, March www.pitchero.com/clubs/ marchtownunited Neale-Wade Gymnastics Club For children aged five and up, classes three days a week. Contact Head Coach Alan Todd 01354 692437 March Cycling Club We are recruiting more cyclists of any ability and age. Visit facebook.com/ mcc-MarchCyclingClub or @fensCC March Squash & Racket Ball Club The Avenue Sports Ground Burrowmoor Road, March PE15 9RS. www.marchsquashclub.org.uk Estover Playing Field Association Football pitches available for hire. Open to all. Tel. 01354 653540 March Golf Club Grange Road, March, PE15 0YH 01354 652364 www.marchgolfclub.co.uk 54

Club Guide March Conservative Bowls Club Creek Rd, March PE15 8RD 07833 932083 March Badminton Club At Neale Wade Sports Centre. Tuesday club night 7-9.30pm, Wednesday 7-8.30pm beginners + pay and play £4, Thursday 8-9.30pm beginners-intermediate pay and play £4. Contact us on our facebook page: March badminton club Yoga Classes Meet at March Community Centre on Tuesdays at 4.30-5.45pm and 6-7.15pm and Wednesdays 10-11.15am and at Elm Primary School on Wednesdays 7-8.15pm. Contact: Peter 07905 601585, email: pabamullins206@ntlworld.com March Triathlon Club Meets on Tuesday nights at 8pm to 9.30pm for swim training at the George Campbell sports centre in March. Contact details for anyone interested are at  Marchtriathlonclub@gmx.co.uk

Clubs & Groups

Friends of March Library Supporting and promoting the library within the community. Join us at our coffee mornings on the last Saturday of every month, from 10.30am to 12 noon. Members and non-members are always welcome. Royal British Legion March Branch Meets on first Tuesday of month at 7.45pm, Rookswood Club, 27 West End, March. New members welcome, Contact Secretary 01354 652470. Boogie Tots March Town Hall, 10-11am Tuesdays Tel 07807 951771 Wimblington Village Choir Every Monday at 7pm. Parish Hall, Addison Rd, Wimblington PE15 0QT. New members welcome. No formal audition, just a pitch test as we have 4 part harmonies. £3 per week to cover hall and printing costs. Please contact Chris 07831 83535, Pat 07985 027515 or Maureen 01354 741894 March Solo Group For those who have lost their partner through bereavement. Meets in Trinity Church Hall, March PE15 9LH, on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10.30am. Tel 01354 656181 or email mish.panspatch@btinternet. com for more information. Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club Meets twice monthly at the Community room of Wisbech Tesco, on the 2nd and 4th Monday between 7pm and 10pm. All scales, genre and experience welcome. www.wipms.co.uk March Brass 2000 Rehearsal every Monday in St Peter's Church, March main band from 7-9pm Beginners classes held Mondays from

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6.15-6.45pm. £2. Brass instruments supplied if required; further details at www.marchbrass2000.co.uk March & District Model Railway Club The Rookswood Club, Rookswood, 27 West End March, PE15 8DP 01733 204997. Mike Wyldbore (Secretary): secretary@mdmrc.co.uk www.mdmrc.co.uk March Street Pride Volunteer Group Litter picks take place on the last Tuesday of every month. We meet at the George Campbell Leisure Centre at 10am. New volunteers are always welcome to join us, equipment is provided. Contact 07572 203157. Email murray1944@outlook.com Lisa Dickinson’s Dance Mania Dance classes consisting of commercial pop, performance ballet, tap, top of the tots for the little ones and adult classes. Weds-Fri after school and evenings, Thurs & Sat mornings at March Community Centre. Contact Lisa: 07933 796485, email: lisa.df@hotmail.co.uk March & District Amateur Operatic Society (MADAOS) Join us to sing, dance, and act in a musical, pantomime or concert. Rehearsals at March Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New members welcome. Contact us on contactmadaos@gmail. com or find MADAOS on Facebook.

Charities

Churches

20TwentyProductions Skoulding Suite, March Town Hall Arts opportunities for young people. Tel: 01354 652769 Email: katherine@20twentyproductions. co.uk   PlayRight Theatre Company St Peters Church Hall, High Street, March. Term-time theatre group and holiday clubs. Fenland All Starz Cheerleading Squad St John’s Church Hall, Station Road. Boys and girls welcome Young People March City Road, March 01354 650645 www.ypm.org.uk Also includes Fenzone Youth Council 1220 (March) Squadron ATC Headquarters Building, Gas Road, March. 01354 651788. 1220@ aircadets.org www.1220atc.org.uk Fun United For people 10-19 with additional needs, every Tuesday 7-9pm. FACET, Marwick Centre, Marwick Rd, March. Contact Papworth Trust 0800 952 5000 or info@papworth.org.uk. 1st March Scout Group facebook.com/1stMarchScoutGroup Activities for young people, male and female, aged 6-18, Gavin Philpott 07971 810 352. Email info@1stMarchScouts.org.uk

Trinity Methodist/United Reformed Church High Street, March PE15 9LH Minister 01945 461947 St Wendreda’s Church Wimblington Road, March St Peter’s Church High Street, March St John’s Church Station Road, March Providence Baptist Church Burrowmoor Road, March. Jonathan Stevens (Pastor) March Evangelical Fellowship Upwell Road, March. Dennis Jordan (Pastor) 01354 656390 Centenary Baptist High Street, March St Mary’s Church Westrea Our Lady of Good Counsel (Roman Catholic Church) St John’s Road, March Fenland Community Church Usually meet at the Scout Hall behind Sainsbury’s Supermarket www.fcc.uk.net Elim March March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, March. PE15 8LE www.elimmarch.org.uk

March & Chatteris Talking Newspaper Association Riverside Studio, Town Hall, Market Place March. Volunteers welcomed. Call 01354 651892 RSPCA Cambridgeshire Mid East Branch 37-39 High Street, March. Branch Office Tel: 01354 653164 March Rotary Club Held at March Conservative Club, 14 Creek Road, March, at 7.30pm every Monday (except BH) www. rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage. php?ClubID=489 Drinksense Fenland 20a Deerfield Road, March. Call 01354 650457 March Lions Club Oliver Cromwell Hotel, High Street. email marchlionsclub@gmail.com Breathe Easy Fenland (part of the British Lung Foundation’s support network) Meets at St.Peters Church, March, first Thursday each month at 1.45pm and 2pm. New members welcome at 1.45pm. For more information please call 01345 680466 Macmillan Cancer Support March and Chatteris fundraising group, volunteers welcomed. Call 07801 307050 for information.

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FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY

CHARITY QUIZ IN AID OF ASTHMA UK TEAMS OF 4 PEOPLE £2 PER PERSON REGISTRATION AT 6.30PM 7PM START

MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY CHARITY PRIZE BINGO IN AID OF MACMILLAN TICKETS ON SALE AT 6.30PM EYES DOWN AT 7.30PM

FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY LET’S GET IT ON THE MOTOWN EXPERIENCE

TICKETS £10 (Members & Non-members)

SATURDAY 7TH MARCH ELVIS TRIBUTE £7 MEMBERS £10 NON-MEMBERS

THE FUNCTION HALL IS AVAILABLE TO HIRE FOR PARTIES & WEDDINGS ETC – PLEASE CALL US TO ENQUIRE.

March United Services Club 1 New Road, March PE15 9AN Telephone: 01354 657271 Email: uscmarch@yahoo.com

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Pairing together professionally for the first time, Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer are sure to set temperatures soaring with their brand-new Latin spectacular, FIREDANCE, that is coming to Peterborough New Theatre on March 25th and the Cambridge Corn Exchange on April 4th. Expect the sequins and feather boas to make way for hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passionate performances that will take your breath away! With an incredible live band featuring Latin musicians and a dynamic dance ensemble performing Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Contemporary, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa, audiences can expect an amazing show of fresh and exciting dance from two of the world’s finest. Born in Venezuela and having grown up in New York from the age of ten, Karen joined the series in 2012 and has been partnered with household names including Westlife's Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Will Young, and Sunday Brunch chef, Simon Rimmer. In 2019 Karen reached the semi-finals of the series with comedian Chris Ramsey.

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Gorka’s flair for dancing started from a very young age. Originally from Bilbao, Spain, he attended Ballroom and Latin dance classes from the age of eleven. Gorka has continuously displayed outstanding talent and charisma in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 series. His debut saw him paired with EastEnders star, Tameka Empson. In 2018 he was partnered with TV star, Katie Piper, after having waltzed Alexandra Burke to the final the previous year, and 2019 saw him partner real-life partner Gemma Atkinson on the Christmas Day special. Tickets are available from firedancelive.co.uk but here at Discovering Magazines, we are giving away a pair of tickets for your choice of either the Peterborough or Cambridge show! All you need to do to enter is answer this question: Who is the real life partner of Gorka Marquez? Please email your answers to Claire at sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk or post your answers to Discovering Magazines, 1-2 Benwick Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 2HD (please don’t forget your contact details). Closing date is 29th February 2020. Good luck!

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DISCOVERING MARCH CHRISTMAS NOVELTY HUNT WINNER! Sadie Jackson and her children took part in our Discovering March Christmas Novelty Hunt... and won! They decided to spend the £50 prize in their favourite hairdressers – Spike & Violet, and spoke to salon owner Vicky to book their appointment. While there, Sadie's daughter Zara received a hair cut and also had two fabulous princess plaits put in! Sadie's son also took part in the hunt but was unfortunately poorly on the day of the photos!

DIRECTORY BUSINESS FEATURE OF THE MONTH Amazing New Easy Way to Lose Weight … and Other Specialist Programmes The Hypno-Slimming Programme, including the Hypnotic Gastric Band, helps you to regain control over your eating habits. It is not a diet, but instead a whole new way of thinking about food. The programme allows you to reduce your portion size, to leave food on your plate, and still feel full. It also deals with cravings and emotional eating, such as eating when you are stressed, bored, feeling guilty, or even to reward yourself. The programme can help with confidence, self-esteem, motivation and much more. See: www. curativehypnotherapy.com. Other specialist programmes which can produce excellent results: • Smoking cessation - stop smoking in just one hour. • Stress management - bring back a balance to your life. • Fear/phobias - stop those irrational thoughts.

• Addictions and habits - regain control. • Exam and driving test nerves. • Anxiety, confidence, panic attacks, self-esteem. • Bereavement therapy. • Relaxation.

• Hypno chemo. • Pain relief. • Sports hypnosis. These are just a few of the areas where hypnotherapy can help. If your particular issue is not listed, then please contact Tim Pinning, to see how hypnotherapy can help you.

Hypno-Slimming

Amazing new easy way to lose weight • Can’t shift that extra weight? • Are you unhappy with your weight? • Tried all types of diets? • No motivation? • Uncomfortable with your size? FREE Initial Consultation If Required The Hypno-Slimming Programme can help you (includes FREE Hypnotic Gastric Band worth £150) HYPNOTHERAPY CAN ALSO HELP WITH: • Confidence • Anxiety • Panic • Stress • Habits • Phobias • Addictions Quit smoking in just 1 hour with hypnosis! Tim Pinning Hypnosis SENIOR ADVANCED REGISTERED HYPNOTHERAPIST www.curativehypnotherapy.com T: 01733 768 839 E: tim@timpinninghypnosis.co.uk Peterborough Hypnotherapy Clinic, 26 Priestgate, PE1 1WG

For more information, please contact The Peterborough Hypnotherapy Clinic, 26 Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1WG

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We can arrange for our van to collect your items Please telephone 01354 653857

TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE CALL 01778 421427 OR 07903 776211

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All Roofing work undertaken Repaired & Replaced All colours supplied & fitted UPVC Facias & Soffits All repair work undertaken Local family business

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Tree Felling, Pruning, Shaping & Crowning Hedges Pruned & Shaped Overgrown Gardens Cleared Waste Removed Fencing/Patios/Turfing/Power Washing All work fully guaranteed No deposits required • OAP discounts

ALL ASPECTS OF TREE SURGERY FOR WISBECH, MARCH, CHATTERIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS: • Felling, shaping and pruning • 24hr emergency service • Stump grinding and removal • All waste removed • Fully insured CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATION

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Hollyoak Kitchens Suppliers and installer of quality kitchens Free Design and Quotation Alterations and building works undertaken Over 30 years experience

CALL STEVE TODAY 01945 898314/07780 929409

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MARCH OSTEOPATHS www.gurusingh.org.uk STUBBORN PAIN AND STIFFNESS DAMAGES LIVES. GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR BACK, NECK AND JOINT PAIN. FOR THE WHOLE INDIVIDUAL.

2 Station Approach Tel: 01354 660513

Tree & Landscaping Services • All types of tree topped, shaped/pruned • All varieties of hedge trimmed • Fence work undertaken • New patios laid or your existing one power-cleaned • All rubbish removed from site!

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AIR CONDITIONING SERVICING MOT PREPARATION AND REPAIRS SERVICING & REPAIRS TYRES – FITTING & PUNCTURE REPAIR TRACKING & WHEEL BALANCING DIAGNOSTIC & SYSTEMS TESTING

Tel: 01354 279261 • Independent family run business • Town centre location • Comfortable waiting room and viewing area • Competitively priced tyres • Free tyre pressure checks • MOT Class I, II and IV testing station We also do puncture repairs, tracking, wiper blades and bulbs.

Don’t forget to check... LIGHTS, LEVELS, TYRES, ANTI-FREEZE

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Units 1-2 Marina Business Park Marina Drive March PE15 0AU

We are happy to take in any part exchange vehicle and always look to offer a great price.

Can’t Afford The Car You Love? Poor Credit History?..No Problem!

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7.5 TONNE WITH TAIL LIFT Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rates Contract Hire • Continental Hire RAC Cover • Collection & Delivery Competitive prices include:

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