Discovering March issue 094, July 2021

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Issue 94 / July 2021

and the surrounding villages

INSIDE THIS ISSUE INTRODUCING:

Nick Lovell

FINANCIAL ADVISER

M&D Crafts KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

WILLOW COURT

Assisted Living IN WHITTLESEY

Your favourite community lifestyle magazine – PRICELESS


Welcome to your July issue...

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igh summer is now upon us, and the warm, dry weather outside has put a welcome smile upon many faces.

What’s more, however, is that it has helped to sweeten the bitter pill issued recently by the government, postponing the “final” easing of the COVID restrictions until Monday July 19th. It means that almost seventy weeks will have passed since the initial “You must stay at home” announcement of March 2020! Life must go on... and it will, but whatever “normal” is going to look like or feel like later this month will be anyone’s guess. Social distancing and the masking of faces I suspect won’t be missed, but I hope that the attitudes of looking out much more for others and actually communicating more with other people will be a long-lasting legacy of this awful pandemic.

Claire x

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been having some work done to my home and I have to say I can’t wait for it to be finished. All the tradesmen – builders, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, decorators et al – have been great but living in the chaos has been a pain. If dust was worth cash, I would now be retired and sunning myself in the Caribbean – travel restrictions allowing! Working from home and keeping my two dogs out of the way has been a challenge, but fortunately so far the weather has been fine which has meant they could spend time outside away from the upheaval with access to the shaded garden when required. However, as I write this, heavy storms are predicted which may pose one or two more problems as we near the end of the project.

MEET THE TEAM

My wife and myself have had two houses renovated previously, and each time we have vowed that it would be the last time. I can definitely say that this is it. I’m done. It’s ended. Finished. Finito…

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Inside Highlights

4 ................. Gardening Tips For July 10 .............. Stephenson Smart 12 .............. Vine Law 14 .............. Nick Lovell: Financial Adviser 17 .............. Olive Tree Law 18 .............. Agentis Financial Advice 20-21 ..... History With March Museum 26 ............. Steve Barclay MP 28 ............. Safe Local Trades 36 ............ Chat Over A Cuppa 38 ............. Recipe: Jersey Royal Potato Salad 40 ............. Drinking with Trevor Langley 42 ............. March Podiatry 43 ............. Aria Court Care Home 44 ............. Holiday With Us 46 ............ Kissing Consciousness 48 ............. Join Affinity Trust 50 ............. The Light Cinema – July Movies 54 ............ M&D Crafts 55 ............ The Winking Pug 56 ............ Diamond Byte 58 ............. Christians Against Poverty 59 ............. Let's Get Quizzical! 60-61 ..... Business Directory With thanks to:

Stephenson Smart, Vine Law, Caren PalmerWelch, Peter Wright, Steve Barclay MP, Eileen Le Voi, Trevor Langley, March Podiatry, Holiday With Us, James Blacker, The Light Cinema and Diamond Byte.

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Copy deadline for the August issue is Monday, 9th July 2021.

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atering is so important this month and it is better to water crops frequently and generously, as intermittent watering can cause problems with flowers falling, fruits failing to form, skins splitting and premature bolting. Watering at the beginning or end of the day is preferable, and spreading a mulch will help to slow down evaporation and suppress weeds. Have you tried growing edible flowers in amongst the vegetables? Not only do they provide colour in cooking, but also attract beneficial insects. Examples of flowers to grow are borage, nasturtium, viola, chives, lavender, marigold and calendula. Although it is getting late for sowing and planting, there are still a few crops that can be planted: • Lettuce, rocket and a variety of salad leaves –succession sow for an ongoing supply in the autumn. • Fast-growing varieties of peas, beetroot and carrots. • Florence fennel. • Plant out your leeks, cabbage, cauliflowers, Brussels, broccoli and kale for autumn and winter cropping, using the space created by lifting onions, garlic and early potatoes. Other jobs to do in the vegetable patch: • Poor potato crops are the result of poor nutrition, so try feeding potatoes with a tomato feed. Also, check

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the potato plants and earth-up, if necessary, to prevent the tubers going green from exposure to light. • When climbing beans have reached the top of the canes, pinch out the growing tip. • Strawberries will finish fruiting, so tidy up old foliage and cut off runners or use them to produce new plants. • Earth up brassicas to give them a firm hold in the soil and give them a top dressing of nitrogenous fertiliser or an organic liquid feed. • Nip off the side shoots of your tomatoes; they appear in the “v” between leaf stems and main stems, and when there are four or five trusses, pinch out the growing tip of the plant to allow the fruit to ripen. Water them with a liquid feed as soon as the first fruits are formed. Likewise for peppers. • Ensure that peas and brassicas are netted to keep off the pigeons. • Plant potatoes ready for Christmas; garden centres usually stock the winter varieties. • It is time to harvest garlic and onions: a few days before you do this loosen the soil around the roots, choose a dry spell, lift the bulbs and lay them on the ground in the sun to dry them out as the more thoroughly they are dried out, the longer they will keep. Happy gardening!

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Finance

ARE YOU READY TO START REPAYING YOUR BOUNCE BACK LOAN?

The Bounce Back Loan was one of the financial support schemes put in place by the Government to support businesses, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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be able to look at a Pay As You Grow option. This allows firms to extend their loan terms, reduce repayments or take a repayment holiday. “The bank you borrowed your Bounce Back Loan from should have been in touch to highlight this option. It is important to contact them as soon as possible, and ideally about a month before your first payment is due, to ask to defer or flexibly manage your repayments.” As chartered accountants and business advisors, Stephenson Smart are qualified and experienced in helping businesses manage their cashflow and plan financially, even in difficult times. We are keen to support our clients, local businesses and our communities during this recovery period. If we can support you or your business with this or any other financial help, please get in touch on (01354) 653026 or email march@stephenson-smart.com

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Worried about Looking After a Person’s Finances? Help is at Hand By Cath Collins & Kieren Cross

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f you have been appointed either as an attorney under a Financial Lasting Power of Attorney or as a deputy for finances by the Court of Protection, you will know the responsibility placed on you can be a little daunting. The basics The first thing you must do is to become familiar with the financial arrangements of the person you are responsible for looking after. This will mean gathering their financial information so you can understand how their finances work on a day-to-day basis. When you have gathered the financial information, you must contact each company (bank, building society, insurance companies and the like) to inform them that you are now acting as attorney or deputy so that they know you have the authority to deal with them. You can then ensure you receive all the relevant information that you require to review and manage their finances in the most appropriate way.

required to help ensure that the person whose finances you are dealing with gets the best possible advice on making their assets work for them. Those professionals may have already been involved with the person you are assisting, in which case they would likely already have knowledge of the person’s finances which would assist you, so contacting them at an early stage is important. Greta was appointed as a deputy for her aunt by the Court of Protection. She says: “My aunt, who had been a singer during World War II, developed dementia and needed specialist care in a care home. Her husband had always organised their finances and after his death my aunt was left vulnerable and with little knowledge of her financial position.

For some, this may be a straightforward matter. There may only be a couple of bank accounts and no long-term investments that need managing, just the day-to-day running of finances.

“Once I had been appointed as her deputy I was introduced to an independent financial adviser, who completed an extremely detailed ‘fact-find’ of all her holdings, income, expenditure and care requirements before making recommendations regarding tax planning, investments, funding for care and cash flow.

Getting help Where a person’s financial arrangements are more complex, or perhaps even the person you are acting for, has let their finances get in a muddle, your job may be made more difficult. In those circumstances, it is sensible to consult with professionals to assist you. That may be a lawyer who is used to acting as a deputy or attorney in a professional capacity who can assist you in your role, advising you on your obligations and responsibilities; an accountant who can help, for example, where tax advice is needed and tax returns need completing; or an independent adviser to advise on areas such as investments

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Equity Release:

The Myths and The Misconceptions! The most common feedback about equity release often prompts an angry retort, citing it as a con, a scam and a rip off. Social media is littered with comments about companies involved in it as thieves, and that you will lose your home.

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he actual truth is a far cry from these unfounded comments. Indeed, in the past they were products called Home Income Plans and Shared Appreciation Mortgages that were not fully regulated and generally it is from bad experiences with these now nonexistent products that generally you will find the basis for the negativity towards equity release. Today, modern equity release centres around a product called a Lifetime Mortgage. A fully regulated product, under the Financial Conduct Authority, that offers clients over the age of fifty-five, who own their home a flexible way to access their property wealth through a cashfree lump sum or a combination of a lump sum and a drawdown facility. You remain the owner of your home and the lifetime mortgage is a first legal charge on the property, just in the same way as a traditional mortgage.

this offsets the impact on the erosion of equity in a property. My clients initially are concerned that there will not be any equity left in their property and are surprised when they find that with the current interest rates, the amount borrowed will only double in about twenty years! So, if you have heard that the amount doubles every seven years, you are being misled by outdated and inaccurate information. Retirement lending does require expert financial advice as a lifetime mortgage may not be the right solution for you. I would encourage you to book an appointment with me, and I can provide you with the facts you need to make an informed decision. I live locally in Manea, and I’m on hand to provide my clients the support and financial advice they need to meet their retirement objectives. Please give me a call anytime for a chat! 07453 084137 or email: nick.lovell@cfsequityrelease.co.uk

Nick holds the London Institute of Banking and Finance qualifications to advise on mortgages and equity release. CFS Equity Release is a member of the Equity Release Council.

Interest rates have been at an historically low level and whilst we are seeing some small rate rises, it is still possible to obtain rates below three percent. The interest rate is also fixed, so there is no danger that you will be back to a standard variable rate and suffer a hike in interest in later years. A lifetime mortgage requires no contracted repayment. Interest will roll up and compound and the amount borrowed will increase. However, it is often overlooked that property prices continue to increase year-on-year and YOU NEED TO TAKE LEGAL ADVICE BEFORE RELEASING EQUITY FROM YOUR HOME AS LIFETIME MORTGAGES AND HOME REVERSION PLANS ARE NOT RIGHT FOR EVERYONE.

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“Talk to your Local March Expert about your retirement finance.” Over 55? Need expert financial advice about your finance in retirement, then talk to Nick Lovell, your local March based adviser, who can fully explain and guide you through the process and provide answers to all your questions and concerns. Nick’s initial advice is fee free and without any obligation.

You can use your tax free cash as you choose! Gift money to a loved one Home Improvements Pay off your mortgage Buy a new car Take a holiday Lifetime mortgages are the modern equity release solution, so don’t confuse them with products from the past. Review your retirement finance and let’s explore for you the opportunity to access your property wealth in retirement.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T HAVE A WILL? As we reported to you in April it is estimated that more than fifty percent of UK adults do not have a will. If a person dies without putting a valid will in place their estate will be dealt with in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy. This means the law decides the following: • Who deals with the estate? • Who inherits the estate? • At what age do people inherit the estate? • Who gets legal responsibility for any children under the age of eighteen? By not having a will in place the estate may be more complicated and difficult to deal with, causing additional stress and cost to the family involved. So, this is what could happen without a valid will in place. But having a valid will in place does not only solve these problems, but it can also do so much more. A will can: 1 Reduce the risk of claims against your estate by making sure your assets go to the right people in the right way. 2 Protect your home and other hard-earned assets. 3 Protect an unmarried partner. If you are not married your partner may not receive anything from your estate when you pass away. 4

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Mortgage Advice

What Size Mortgage Could You Afford?

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ADVICE FROM CAREN PALMER-WELCH, MORTGAGE AND PROTECTION BROKER

hen you apply for a mortgage, how much you can afford may seem like a mystery. There is no secret behind the outcome, just a simple formula. Here are the factors lenders consider

for your affordability.

• YOUR INCOME is still used to consider what you can afford. You’ll need to prove how much your income is and how it is broken down i.e. salary, overtime, bonuses, commission, pension, benefits and allowances. Some lenders will only take a portion of non-regular income – finding the right one for your income is the key to your affordability.

• YOUR CREDIT SCORE is checked with a Credit Reference Agency before agreeing to lend. Your score will reflect any issues in the last six years, such as defaults, County Court Judgements, ‘Individual Voluntary Arrangements’ or bankruptcy. These issues will affect whether a lender will lend, how much they will lend and the interest rate.

• YOUR DEPOSIT demonstrates a certain level of financial responsibility. A higher deposit also lowers the lender’s risk. The more you have saved, the more you’ll be able to borrow. • YOUR OUTGOINGS are taken into consideration; lenders consider how much you spend on essentials such as: food, household products, bills, debts, car/ travel, insurances and medical items. • FUTURE OUTGOINGS are considered in your affordability. They’ll consider the likelihood of various circumstances occurring, including redundancy, serious illness or the birth of a baby. If you’re pregnant or you have children, the cost of raising children will be reflected in your borrowing. • FUTURE INTEREST RATE changes could impact your affordability. Based on lender assumptions, they will check your income after your essential outgoings and spending to ensure funds are available to pay if your rate raises. Lenders assess affordability differently which could mean that one will lend you more than another. We, at Agentis, have the tools and experience to match your circumstances with the right lender for you.

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Mail Train Accident By Peter Wright on behalf of March & District Museum

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he night of December 6th, 1879 was one of the coldest that William Thorndon had experienced during his twenty-year career as an engine driver.

With his fireman, Henry Bigley, he left Peterborough at 10.40pm with a fully laden thirty-wagon coal train towards March. They passed Whittlesea at 10.50pm with their engine running tender first. Whittlesea was the only intermediate point with fixed signals, otherwise traffic was regulated on a time interval system. The next train to leave Peterborough was the mail train to Ely consisting of seven vehicles drawn by a tender passenger engine. The driver, Charles Laxton, had eighteen years’ driving experience but had been on passenger trains for less than a year. The mail stopped at Whittlesea and left there at 11.20pm. There were only seven or eight passengers, including some sailors. About five miles beyond Whittlesea, the driver of the coal train became aware that the water pipes between the tender and the engine had frozen and he was concerned about the water level in his engine’s boiler. He stopped the train at 11.15pm about one and three-quarter miles from March. Some hot coals were withdrawn from the firebox and used to

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two wagons which were badly damaged. The coupling between the engine and tender parted and the latter finished up forty-five feet away derailed, as was the next vehicle, an empty horse box. No passengers were injured. Fortunately, a train had just passed on the other line. Single line working was introduced but the wreckage was not cleared or normal working restored until the weekend.

Driver Laxton was adamant that his engine had not exploded the fog signal put down by guard Burroughs some 644 yards from the point of the collision. A search found an unexploded detonator only 315 yards from the collision site. An inquiry acknowledged that the primary cause of the collision was unavoidable due to the frozen water pipes. The driver and the guard of the coal train were criticised for slack working. Driver Laxton of the mail train was criticised for not keeping a sharp lookout as others had claimed that visibility was up to half a mile. The railway company was encouraged to provide a block signalling system on the line rather than relying on timed intervals to prevent accidents. Top photograph: A Sinclair 2-2-2 similar to one that would have been on the mail train

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Where were you born, and what is your favourite memory of your childhood? I was born in Grimsby and lived in Mablethorpe until I was almost ten. Living in a seaside town was great, always lots to do and lots to see. Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why? The greatest influence in my life has been my mum. She has always encouraged me to do the things which make me happy. She supported my travels to orphanages and childcare settings in China, Tibet and India, and I have so many cherished memories of my time there. Which two characters, alive or not, would you most enjoy sharing a meal with and why? I’d like to share a meal with my singing idol, Pink. I have seen

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By Trevor L angley Further great choices of Austrian white wines are available, including productions by JOSEF FRITZ. www.weingut-fritz.at and EDLMOSER www.edlmoser.com Austrian still red wines are also very popular. TRIEBAUMER Weite Welt (14.5% vol) I found exceptional. Fullbodied and dense, from the nasal pleasures to the finish, this wine has late-harvested fruit contributing to the very impressive end product. With high ageing potential, this powerful production wins my vote – and many other people’s, no doubt! www.triebaumer.at SALZL Sacris (14% vol) is a further, often-selected wine. Dark fruits are complemented by what is to follow. Pleasures are immense for this Zweigelt wine, which is wellbalanced through to the extended finish. www.salzl.at Other very impressive Austrian red wines include productions from JOHANNESHOF REINISCH. www.j-r.at and PRIELER. www.prieler.at For more details, including winery tours and accommodations, please visit the respective websites. Orders are processed, then dispatched quickly and efficiently. Also, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board has a wealth of information. www.austrianwine.com

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new specialist treatment can help with the more stubborn verrucae. Many clinics have great success, getting rid of your verrucae with a course of SWIFT treatment, with success rates of up to 86% – much higher than other treatments. We are pleased to provide this specialist treatment to help you to get rid of your verrucae. Contact us on 01354 615200 for more information about this specialist service and how we can help get rid of this painful, embarrassing problem so your feet feel and look wonderful again.

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esidents and staff at Aria Court Care Home in March have embarked on a walking challenge as part of National Activity Providers Association’s (NAPA) Wellbeing Walk Challenge. Staff and residents took on the slightly damp conditions in good spirits on Saturday, May 15th, and completed their walks around the home and one resident even braved the park, raising £453.25 along the way! Mavrick Feast, Aria Court’s Home Manager, said: “We were really excited to join in with NAPA’s Wellbeing Walk. Despite the weather our residents and their families loved spending time outside, it turned out to be just what everyone needed. “Over the past year or so it’s been hard to make sure everyone is active and that families are involved but this walk did exactly that and it has brought everyone together. Everyone, even the

local authority team, had supported the cause and directors even came for the walk. We’re delighted we raised over £450 and we hope that money will continue to make a different to care provisions across the country!” As a whole, Athena Care Homes raised a total of £1640.75 for NAPA over the weekend. Hilary Woodhead – NAPA’s Executive Director, said: ‘The NAPA Year of Moving and Grooving 2021 is a campaign to support the care sector to prioritise physical activity, with the aim of improving physical, psychological and social wellbeing. “On May 15th, we invited we invited care homes and supporters to take part in The NAPA Wellbeing Walk, a sponsored walk with a difference! NAPA members and supporters across the country embraced the challenge, walking round the garden, along the promenade, into the woods, over the moors – we have seen it all!

“Thank you to Athena Care Homes, whose dedication to wellbeing is exceptional, your generous donation will help us support care homes to prioritise wellbeing – we couldn’t do our work without the support of teams like Athena.”

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t Holiday With Us, we’re extremely excited to be your new high street preferred partner for the world’s newest, luxury cruise line: Virgin Voyages. Born from Richard Branson’s industry leading airline, Virgin Atlantic, this new cruise line has been in the pipeline for a number of years now. Their maiden ship, Scarlett Lady, is set to take to the waters in August 2021 with a range of UK summer soiree cruises. These three and four-night cruises around the UK this summer have some incredible prices starting from just £499pp for a balcony sea terrace cabin!

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The reason we’re so excited about this new venture is because of the unique product the Virgin Voyages offer: they are an adult’s only, all-inclusive, luxury cruise line. The list of inclusions is endless, with all gratuities, fitness classes, unlimited high-speed WiFi and basic ‘bevs’ packages all included in every single fare. Then there’s the entertainment on these yachtinspired ships: with live theatre productions, music acts and DJs, there really is everything you could ever need to stay entertained of an evening if you’re not one to relax in one of the many bars and eateries on board. If live entertainment is not your style every night, you can indulge in the incredible cabin you will call home. The authentically eco cabins are designed with you in mind, with mood lighting that you can set to automatically adjust depending on the time of day or how you are feeling. With cabins ranging from insiders to sea terraces and mega rock star quarters, there is an array of cabins to suit every sailor and budget. The largest cabin on board measures an incredible 2167 square feet! And what’s more, if you get a hunger craving at 2am, take advantage of the 24-hour food service in your cabin! Whether you’ve never cruised before or you’re a seasoned sailor, Virgin Voyages may just be the perfect cruise line to book your UK cruise for summer 2021. And after this summer, Scarlett Lady takes to the international waters with itineraries across the Caribbean and will celebrate New Year’s Eve with an eight-night cruise around the Caribbean starting in Miami. Got NYE plans? You have now! Call us today for more information and to become one of the first to sail with Virgin Voyages.

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“Let it go..., let it go...” she sings. But how?

As Queen Elsa sang in Disney’s ‘Frozen’, the concept of ‘letting things go’ has become a norm in our culture. In my last column I promised to explain how to ‘let it go’; now it's time to deliver.

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HAT? If we're going to master 'letting things go' we need to understand what it is we're letting go of – and where it is. When we 'hold onto' something it's because we have some form of fear or discomfort around the issue. This makes us feel the need to control the situation, the outcome. We get attached to something, and feel resistance to the opposite, because we've been conditioned to feel that some things are not okay. So, we're letting go of what I call 'Fear Consciousness', which is always a falsehood. You can't let go of something that's true, but you can let go of your attachment to it – or your resistance to it. You may be a great painter but fear losing the talent if you've been told you're useless without it. You may be of a certain political or sexual persuasion but fear admitting it to yourself if your family is against it. WHERE? Science has shown that when people oppress us such that we have to suppress – bury – aspects of our true personality, it doesn't just create a 'wound' that exists in the unconscious mind, it also resides in the body, in the nervous system. So, if your elders repressed your natural capacity to become a millionaire, it's not just the mental beliefs of that possibility you need to reclaim, you also have to release the constriction from your nervous system and also reclaim – step back into – the body, the physiology of a person willing to receive their millionaire potential... which is actually pretty much everybody. So, we need to let go of a false sense of self... from our unconscious mind and from our body.

HOW? Ten years ago, I wanted to both quit my job and engage with a famous author I'd met online, called Peter Ragnar. But I had fear of becoming homeless, plus shyness about interacting with 'famous people'. So, I just asked first myself, and then my deeper, subconscious mind and my body (same thing), to let go of those fears, and a couple of months later I simply found they had gone. I quit my job and had a great chat with Peter, who's since written to compliment my book. Kissing Consciousness calls this 'Passive Letting Go' – ask yourself and your 'Subconscious Bodymind' to let go of something and then just let the request run its course. You can literally ask your body; “Body, would you like to let that go?” With 'Active Letting Go' you ask questions just the same, but you intentionally stay present to the mental, emotional and physiological resistance that typically arises as a result of challenging that historical oppression. Staying present means we allow the feelings to arise without either avoiding them or chasing after them. This act of acceptance integrates them back into our authentic self.

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Ray of Beauty would like to welcome two new members of staff; Emily Ward and Georgia Evans. They will be introducing Lash extensions into the salon… covering Classics, Hybrid and Russian Volume lashes! Their versatile styles offer everything from natural looking lashes to dramatic, extra fluffy lash looks. Emily will be offering brow treatments alongside her lashes, such as, Hi Brow & Brow Lamination. Georgia will be taking appointments also for Gel Polish Nails. …Now taking bookings for July/ August appointments.

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Affinity Trust is a national charity that provides high quality, personalised support to people with learning disabilities, enabling them to live independently in their own homes and lead active and fulfilling lives. Support work is more than just a job – you are supporting people to achieve their dreams! It is a role where no two days are the same. You’d be supporting with general day-to-day living skills.

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One of our support workers said: “I can honestly say I've worked for other companies, but this has been the best!” In return for your hard work, you’ll make a genuine difference to someone’s life, and we’ll provide you with fantastic training for your development. We also offer 28 days’ paid holiday per year (inc. bank holidays), and a welcome bonus scheme earning you £400 in your first year with us! Other benefits for you to enjoy are access to a Blue Light Card for various discounts, pension scheme, sleep in and bank holiday payment enhancements, 15% overtime enhancement on hours over 37.5 per week, paid for DBS and refer a friend scheme (earning £100 – £400 per referral).

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Entertainment

Black Widow

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The Croods 2: A New Age

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Here are a few highlights coming your way this month… Marvel fans... your wait is FINALLY over as Scarlett Johansson is back as Black Widow from July 9th to kick off phase four of the MCU. The action-packed spy thriller sees Natasha Romanoff confront the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationship left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. The Purge is a pretty terrifying concept. One night a year, all crime is legal. In the first four films, the lift on all laws only lasts one night. But in the final film, The Forever Purge, a group of the lawless marauders decides that this purge shouldn't end at daybreak and keeps going. Breaking onto the big screen on July 16th, find out where it all ends. Will the human race be wiped out eventually by a forever purge? Or will the lawless start to revert to some form of law and order? Visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils chilling, mysterious new thriller, Old on July 23rd. The film follows a family on a tropical holiday, who find more than just a lost pair of sunglasses on the secluded beach where they are relaxing. As they begin to age rapidly... reducing their entire lives into a single day, can the family survive long enough to escape? This horrifying beach-set thriller will have you slathering on that SPF in no time.

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The Croods 2: A New Age arrives on our screens as the holidays begin on July 16th. The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all, another family. Featuring the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, there is much laughter to be had for all the family. Space Jam: A New Legacy, also released on July 16th, marks the first theatrically-released film to feature the Looney Tunes characters since Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), and like the previous hybrid films, it will be a combination of live-action, traditional handdrawn 2D animation, and 3D CGI effects. The film stars basketball player LeBron James as a fictionalised version of himself joined by Bugs Bunny and all your favourite Looney characters. Set sail this summer on July 30th aboard Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson. Like the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise is based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name and sees The Rock’s riverboat captain Frank help out scientist Lily (Emily Blunt) and her reluctant brother McGregor (Jack Whitehall) as they search for a tree with healing powers, and going by the latest trailer, they’re going to have quite an eventful time of it. More blockbuster films coming your way this summer including the long-awaited Free Guy, The Paw Patrol Movie and Candyman. Keep an eye on our full film listings at wisbech.lightcinemas.co.uk

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SUNDAY 27TH JUNE Hog Roast on the Lawn with Jenna £15 members, £16 non members

SUNDAY 11TH JULY Music on the Lawn: Carolann & Paul Lyon £8 members, £10 non members

SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST Music on the Lawn: Tony G & Jenna £8 members, £10 non members

FRIDAY 6TH AUGUST Bohemian Nights: Freddie Mercury Tribute Act £8 members, £10 non members

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Why not come and see what the Club has to offer? Our live music events are second to none in the local area, with comfortable, spacious and well decorated rooms. All COVID-19 regulations will be in place, so it is essential that you book in with us.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OUTER RIM TOYS COMPETITION WINNER!

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WINDOWS 10 UPDATE

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The Windows 10 May 2021 update (also known as version 21H1) started rolling out to compatible devices several weeks ago and is the latest since the October 2020 update. Almost nothing is new in this most recent update. However, under the hood, Windows is still being fixed with important security patches and bug fixes. The main updates are: • Windows Hello multicamera support to set the default as the external camera when both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present.

updating performance improvement to support remote work scenarios. • A new little weather icon has also appeared in the bottom right-hand corner. If you click or hover over it, it will give you news too. If you don’t like it, right click on it with your mouse and under the news and interests sub-menu, you will find options to turn it off. Although these updates may not mean much to many of our readers, it is still of vital importance that you check that your PC is running the most recent version of Windows.

• Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements including optimising document opening scenario times.

To do this, simply type ‘winver’ into the search bar, which will bring up a screen informing you of which version is currently installed. If you are still running 1909, 1903, 1809, 1803 or even older versions, be warned as they are no longer receiving security updates. The supported versions are 2004, 20H2 and naturally the new one, 21H1.

• Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC)

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> update & security > Windows update and clicking check for updates. If available, you’ll see feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1. Click download and install. In further news and despite Microsoft stating several years ago that Windows 10 would be the last ever version of Windows and that only minor updates would, going forward, occur twice a year, the software company is planning a big announcement regarding its ‘next generation of Windows’ on June 24th, 2021. During this event, they are likely to detail some significant changes to Windows, possibly including several visual enhancements, such as a redesigned start menu, action centre and file explorer. Microsoft’s event invitation even appears to tease a new Windows logo. This update, reportedly code-named ‘Sun Valley’, could be ‘one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade,’ and that Microsoft plans to unveil the new version ‘very soon.’ Repairs From Just £45! Business To Business • Home Users Call Out Services • Remote Support Virus Removal • Online Security Data Recovery • Network Setup Broadband/Wireless Setup Upgrades & Custom Built PCs

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The Children? By Sue Bradshaw

elieve it or not, the school summer holidays are upon us at the end of July. Finding new ideas to keep the children entertained can be a challenge, especially after having them at home so often over the last year. Thinking ahead, doing a bit of research and creating a plan or timetable of activities to keep the kids occupied can help to take some of the stress out of this time. Read on for fun ideas you could try and enjoy a stress-free summer holiday with the family.

Get Outdoors

Get Crafty

We’ve all experienced the blessing that is the great outdoors during the lockdown, and with the weather looking good, getting out and about over the summer is a no brainer. • Make packed lunches and take the kids on a nature hike. There are activity sheets you can download online to help get the kids hunting. • Create a treasure hunt in the garden or check out geocaching.com – both fun activities for zero cost. • Get in touch with your local Friends of Park group and take part in a community litter pick. • Get together with friends and organise a mini sports day followed by a group picnic.

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• If you’re planning a mini sports day, get the kids making medals, score sheets, and maybe some bunting out of leftover fabric. • Kids often have their own unique sense of style so customising their old clothes can be a fun way to let their creativity loose. This can be enjoyable for kids of all ages – and adults too! Search for upcycling tips online. • Get the kids making temporary tattoos out of paper, perfume and water – you’ll find loads of tutorial videos on YouTube to show you how.

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Get Adventuring With many places reopening with limited numbers, it pays to plan a trip in advance. Theme parks and zoos can be an expensive day out for a family, but there are ways to cut some of the costs. • Travel by train. Check out daysoutguide.co.uk/uk-days- out for various deals. • Look out for discount vouchers on products in the supermarket. • Bring the zoo to you with Chester Zoo’s official YouTube channel. Create that fun adventure vibe by setting up a blanket in the living room and having a picnic lunch Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a UK charity with more than 580 services across the country delivering debt counselling, money management, job clubs, life skills groups, and support for people breaking life-controlling dependencies. Visit capuk.org to find out more.

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Who wrote the music and lyrics for the musical “Evita”? 2. What is the official unit used for measuring the depth of water? 3. Of which people was Atahualpa the last leader, a) Aztecs, b) Maoris, c) Incas? 4. In which year was it decreed that all new cars in Europe would have to be capable of running on unleaded petrol, a) 1975, b) 1990, c) 2000? 5. Which obese English King was described by ‘The Times’ as a “harddrinking, swearing man who at all times would prefer a girl and a bottle to politics and a sermon”, a) Henry VIII, b) Edward VIII or c) George IV? 6. Which Canadian province has cities called Moosejaw, Prince Albert and Regina: a) British Columbia, b) Alberta, c) Saskatchewan? 7. In rugby union who captained England in the 2003 World Cup: a) Johnny Wilkinson, b) Will Greenwood, c) Martin Johnson? 8. How does a member of the U.S. Armed Forces qualify for a “Purple Heart”? 9. What was the very first cargo to be regularly transported by train in Germany: a) beer, b) cattle, c) munitions?

10. What general name is given to Indian food cooked in a clay oven: a) Tandoori, b) Korma, c) Jalfrezi? 11. Between which years was the Spanish Civil War fought: a) 1910 -1913, b) 1926 - 1929, c) 1936 – 1939? 12. Which country consumes one third of each year’s worldwide tuna fish catch: a) U.S.A., b) Japan, c) South Africa? 13. Which wind of North America shares its name with a helicopter? 14. How many pockets does a snooker table have? 15. How many lines does a sonnet have? 16. “Planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do” is a line from which David Bowie song? 17. What is the name of the substance used as a setting agent in some jams and marmalades? 18. In what way does the confectionery company Trebor commemorate the founder’s son? 19. Which European country is the world’s largest producer of false teeth: a) Germany, b) Liechtenstein or c) France? 20. In newspapers, which word is always spelt incorrectly?

Train That Brain Take the first number and follow the instructions as you work across to the final answer – guaranteed to keep brains active and frustration levels high!

1) 25 : -8, x2, +5, 2/3 of it, x3, 50% of it, -5, x2, +11 = ? 2) 142 : +46, + ¼ of it, x2, 90% of it, + 1/3 of it, +45, 2/3 of it, -29, x2 = ? 3) 13 : x4, +8, 2/5 of it, -9, x2, 5/6 of it, -7, 50% of it, x4 = ? Answers Pot Luck 1) Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice; 2) The metre (Fathom is the old imperial measurement); 3) c, Incas; 4) b, 1990; 5) c, George IV; 6) c, Saskatchewan; 7) c, Martin Johnson; 8) Receives a wound in action; 9) a, Beer; 10) a, Tandoori; 11) c, 1936 – 1939; 12) b, Japan; 13) Chinook; 14) Six; 15) Fourteen; 16) “Space Oddity”; 17) Pectin; 18) “Trebor” is Robert spelt backwards; 19) Liechtenstein; 20) Incorrectly. Train That Brain: 1) 79; 2) 754; 3) 36.

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