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NEWS The latest local news

16 SOMERS HOUSE DESIGNS Somers House Style





162 GARDEN Reformed Plastics







Foxes Sales and Lettings

What’s new


188 DIARY OF A LETTING AGENT Move on Rentals

82 ASK THE EXPERT Planit Mortgages



Suduko & crosswords

267 WHAT’S ON Local events

270 RECRUITMENT The latest local jobs

ON THE COVER Find out what has been happening at Sommers House. See pages 16-17.

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CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK 2014 They all do it but Ashley Cross never has, for the first time Leading on Hair ever JJPR Authority & Events supported by Poole Chamber of Trade Loss, Simone Thomas, has and Commerce, Ashley Cross openedPoole a new Traders, Baysuper-salon Satellite Club in Westbourne, bringing a and sponsored by Aspray Estate Agents, bring of youexpertise Christmas to in new level the Park.

the South Coast. Simone

If you are one thinking of visiting Thomas, of the UK’s Bournemouth Square but would leading authorities on hair prefer somewhere closer to loss, has a new home then launched this is for you and all the family.in the Ashley super-salon afflCross, uent the weekend before Christmas area of Westbourne, which is welcoming local residents will bring new level of to come and ajoin in with some Yule Tide Fun expertise in and bothwhat’s hair more loss it’s free.

and hair and beauty to the

With festive Gluwein bar, SouthaCoast. roasted chestnuts, wood fired pizzas and even a snow dome, this leafy little park will be offering a rare treat for residents. Supporting the worthy, local charity the Lewis Manning Hospice, if you want to join in the festive fun then come on down to the park between the hours of The team at estate agency Fox 2.00pm and 9.00pm.


& Sons in Poole has welcomed There will Christmas changes to be Stamp Dutymusic Land for all to sing along too, a massive Tax announced in Chancellor star tent to hang out in just in case, andOsborne’s above all theAutumn chance George to celebrate the true spirit of Statement. The reforms, Christmas with friends and which benefi t the 98% family should the Sunday before day. buyers Rumour has it Santa ofactual home purchasing making an appearance a isproperty, will see too… many making cant savings on To find signifi out more contact jane@ janejonespr.co.uk or a visit www.in the cost of buying home asprayestateagents.com the UK. Osborne’s changes to Stamp Duty, which came into force on 4 December and will create a more progressive, banded tax system for property purchases.

SANTA VISITS JOHN BROWNS GARDEN CENTRE HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS THIS CHRISTMAS a free festive gift and experience the Santa is Spreading Some Festive Charity magic of Christmas. Dorset’s biggest private landlord UNVEILING YOUHOME’S BRAND NEW OFFICE IN FERNDOWN Cheer at John Browns Garden Centre this has made a statement after urban There is also an opportunity for the YOUhome are pleased to announce Christmas their newBrowns office incorporating Wellstead John Garden Centre, near and Wellstead position in Wimborne, partin ofthethebest Golden Acres Ferndown; 531 Ringwood group is hosting SantaRoad, and Ferndown. his elves YOUhome’s promise, which until they every weekend during December, are delivering in Bournemouth and Sunday 21st, in on a magical grotto. Children London, be the standard can meetisMrtoClaus and gold all profi ts will professional estateto agency be being donated Diverse business Abilities, and deliver quality, transparency and Dorset’s disability charity. openness likegrotto no other. Santa’s will By beincorporating open every Wellstead andand Wellstead within Saturday Sunday from 6 – 21 Dec, YOUhome ablewith to marry from 10amthey untilare 4pm, entry the for bestgrotto of local heritage with best the £5 per child. No prethe booking innovation, to is available,technology so arrive and early service to avoid deliver the best results. disappointment. Every child will receive Tom Williams, Branch and Valuations Manager said “We are delighted to announce our new office in Ferndown. Wellstead and Wellstead is a business we are extremely Skinmaze Westbourne been awarded proud of and has been ahas vital player in the Guinot Salonover 2015. Thisyears title helping places growth Crown of Ferndown recent them thetheir top dream ten percent Guinot’s people in find home inof Ferndown highest achieving salons in the UK and since 1998. We invite everyone to visit our Ireland. Skinmaze becomes striking new office. We’ll give youonly a cupthe of second beautya salon Dorset to attain Italian coffee, comfy in chair, a friendly face Crown Status. proud owner and lots of valuableLeonilla, advice and expertise.” andYOUhome Beauty also Professional Skinmaze offer theatreassurance comments: such an that comes ‘To fromhave beingreceived regulated by the award after just one year of the opening of our Skinmaze Beauty Salon in Westbourne, Bournemouth is a real honour. Thanks goes out to all our friendly clients who Pupils from in Langside, special school have believed us this alast 12 months two to 19 with andforof children course to aged my Beauty Professional profound disabilities by Diverse colleague Emily and all myrun team’. Abilities, have designed a range of Christmas cards to help raise funds for the charity that provides a lifetime As of part of totheir 75th support children and anniversary adults with celebrations, disabilities Buckholme in Dorset. Towers School and Nursery held a charity ball in the Peninsular Suite at The Sandbanks James, Amelia, Gabby, Angel, Hotel, Alicia on and Friday 28th all November Isaac enjoyed2014. designing the Having first opened its doors the day cards while listening to on Christmas WW2 broke it wasalso appropriate that music. Theout, children received help thefrom theme should be 1940s. staff their teachers whileParents, using their andfingers friends donned uniforms and master Victory and toes to create their Rolls and danced the night away to ‘In the pieces. Pink’, 16 piece swing band. Charity auctioneer, Denis Each pack contains 12 Bundy, cards was and host for thetwo evening anddesign persuaded the includes of each in every assembled company toatpart with pack. They are priced £4 for one their pack hard cash,for in £10. support of Julia’s or earned three packs International House Children’s Hospice and The British Cards & Gifts (ICG), in Ferndown, very Heart Foundation. Buckholme Towers kindly printed the cards for the charity


whole family to ofenjoy breakfast with Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors Santa his elves of each in (RICS) and members the weekend Association December from Lettings 8.30 – 9.30 am. Breakfast of Residential Agents (ARLA), costs £5 andtheir must be booked in advance. adopting high standards of The breakfast option includes: sausages, competency and transparency. baked beans, scrambled Wellstead egg, potato YOUhome incorporating and waffl es, buttered toast, carton of Wellstead represents theamarriage of juice local and a special children goodie heritage with state of theChristmas art technological box (adults can chosetechnology a hot drink if capability. ‘Our YOUeye makes preferred). the property industry more open and For further information transparent’ Williams added. call 01202 822203 or also visit YOUhome havewww.golden-acresa new and exciting nursery.co.uk.For further information team that includes, Tom Williams, as regarding Diverse Abilities, visit Branch & Valuations Managerplus bringing www.diverseabilities.org.uk many years of experience and knowledge with the drive and determination to lead the team to be the best and succeed. Lyndsey Wilkins is the Sales Manager who has years of experience and prides herself on her knowledge of the area and delivering first class customer service. Lyndsey will be working closely with Jack Nantais, YOUhome’s property specialist, who has got off to a great start agreeing sales and delighting vendors. Hannah Alden is YOUhome’s Branch Secretary who oversees the administration of the branch ensuring deadlines are met and

artists transformed a huge wall at its headquarters. DWP Housing Partnership now has a magnificent and colourful addition to its base in St Clements Road, Boscombe. Two artists from Redtail Studio spent a week using spray cans to create the giant 50ftX50ft mural.It depicts a woodland scene with depth and a variety of creatures, fungi and plants. Joel Wimbleton, director of the highest quality property details are Redtail Studio, which is based in produced. the in Boscombe, said: “ThisRoyal is a Arcade very exciting time here at “We wanted to are bring nature into an YOUhome and we looking forward to urban environment. “DWP Housing really making a difference in Ferndown and builds houses so it seemed thePartnership surrounding areas, connecting people fitting bring a bitWe of invite wildlife to a with their to dream homes. everyone to developer.” visit our striking new office. We’ll give from aDWP you aSteve cup ofWells, Italian coffee, comfyHousing chair, a Partnership, muraladvice is superb friendly face andsaid: lots “The of valuable and – it was hard to imagine what it was expertise” Said Williams. going to look incorporating like in full-size,Wellstead but we’re YOUhome really pleased. “It will hopefully raise and Wellstead also suggest for you to a smile come to page visit join their when brand people new Facebook us and really gives the place some www.facebook.com/youhomeFerndown are with keen their to support local to colour. keep up“We to date latest offers businesses and Red Tail Studio is an and local news. enterprise based nearby.” The two artists who completed the work were Jack Kellythorn and ‘Maskart’. Radtail Studio sells materials, runs workshops and is available for commissions.

LANGSIDE SCHOOL DESIGN CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS TO RAISE FUNDS at no cost; therefore all profits will go direct to the Diverse Abilities. Simon Wagstaff, owner of ICG, said: “Diverse Abilities is a fantastic local charity. All the staff are enthusiastic School has close and personal connections and work tirelessly in making other with bothlives thesehappier charities. people’s and easier. It is schooltoisproduce extremely ourThe pleasure the grateful cards forfor the by local businesses freesupport as it willshown raise essential funds the in providing the vast arraybusiness of rafflea prizes charity needs. It makes lot and items.seeing In excess of £3000 was moreauction rewarding someone else raised on the night. benefiting from what we do.”


To purchase the cards visit www.shop. diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk or directly from Diverse Abilities by calling 01202 718266 or popping into the charity’s head office located near Tower Park. For further information regarding Diverse Abilities please visit www. diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk

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MARKET ANALYSIS End of year summary

SUMMARY OF 2014 We started the year asking whether we were seeing the start

the summer when the first reports of the London market

of a continuing and sustained housing recovery. We felt the

slowing started to hit the headlines. This latter issue

key drivers for the year would be interest rates, money supply,

continued to gather pace throughout the end of the year.

governance and housing supply. This proved to be accurate. It has been a rollercoaster year in different segments of the

In the Autumn, there was a good level of activity sub £1m,

market. So let’s try to un pick what has happened and make

as sellers realigned their prices ahead of the winter and

some fool hardy predictions for 2015. The graph below shows

worries about a slow market around the election in 2015.

two estate agents share prices over the course of the year which we feel mirrors market confidence. The year started

So, what’s going to happen next year and what will influence the

extremely strongly again and further shows that the smart

market? Worries about interest rate rises will subside, proposed

sellers come to the market before the clocks change and

mansion tax has been dealt a deadly blow by the new stamp

daffodils come out. There was considerable talk about interest

duty legislation. Mortgages will continue to be harder to come

rate rises which Mark Carney governor of the Bank of England

by. We don’t anticipate any more significant governance to come

used to try to calm the market. Which, whilst making him

into place. Although, the new pension rules allowing people to

look slightly indecisive, actually seemed to dampen some of

take the whole of their pension in one lump (subject to tax) will

the enthusiasm without actually increasing rates.

result in a number of people using their funds to buy residential buy to lets. Expect more proposals regarding house building and

The mortgage market review came into force in late April Michael Riley is a Director of Capital and Coastal; a boutique estate agency selling and letting property between Poole and Lymington. He is a former Head of Residential Sales for Savills and Head of Operations for Romans in the Thames Valley. He regularly advises clients on the disposal and acquisition of property in prime Central London and on the South coast. Capital and Coastal monitor new instructions, withdrawals, price changes and the weekly sales of every estate agent between Poole and Lymington.


how to increase housing supply from all political parties.

and significantly slowed the mortgage application process by increasing the criteria required for getting a mortgage.

The major influence in the market will be the effect of the

One could probably point to this time at which the

election. This will be a huge distraction and will impact

market started to cool in some segments and, whilst still

supply more than demand. February, September and

significantly better than recessionary period, the frantic

October will be the best months to sell as a result of this.

demand had eased somewhat. This continued throughout

The early bird will catch the worm in 2015.








Election will be a distraction in the spring market.





Worries about interest rate rises will subside.




The lower end of the market will out-perform the higher value.

For our previous market analysis visit: www.capitalandcoastal.co.uk



To discuss any of the issues raised, the property market in general or your property in particular contact Michael Riley on 01202 217091





••••• Increase in supply and demand for larger house lets.


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••••• Rents will hold or decrease slightly due to increase in supply.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun ••••• Smart sellers come to the market before the clocks change and daffodils come out.

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*Share price by month. Foxtons estate agents has London focus on sales and lettings. Countrywide is multiple discipline national property group. Share price reflects sentiment and confidence in the market place.

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A selection of properties sold during 2014. We invite you to accept the offer of a free market appraisal of your property. Simply telephone Savills Canford Cliffs on 01202 708888 savills.co.uk

Our team at Savills Canford Cliffs would like to wish their past, present and future clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Pippa Leech, Sabrina Bodley, Carol Mather, Keith Fensom, Jacqui Harper and Jacquie Owen

“We run our own business and I would be proud to think we provided a service anywhere near as professional and supportive as the team in your Savills office. There is no other word for Jacqui Harper than ‘outstanding’. She went well above what was expected in the quality of service and communication.” Mrs K | Canada

“Savills has been professional with a very difficult sale and their experience in the local market is second to none. All of the team are helpful and friendly when calling the office.” Mr M | Branksome Park

“Jacquie Owen of Savills Canford Cliffs was professional, approachable, easily contactable and offered helpful and sensible advice. The quality of Savills’ staff in all our dealings with the agency over the years is one of the most attractive aspects of the agency, as is the sensible & realistic approach to the housing market. Thank you, Savills.” Mrs S | Lilliput

“We were very impressed with the expertise and professionalism of the Savills team. Sabrina went out of her way to keep us informed at every stage of the process and took all the stress out of our sale. It was a pleasure to work with her on our sale.” Mr & Mrs T | Canford Cliffs

From: £500,000*

Stamp Duty paid on next full reservation (excludes Plot 12)


Over 50% sold/reserved Exclusive development of thirteen luxury apartments, all remaining apartments enjoy stunning sea views.

• Integrated, combination microwave/oven, single oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer

• Built in wardrobes in bedroom 1, with full height sliding doors • Chrome finish lighting points and electrical fittings

10am – 4pm, seven days a week

• Integrated hob and extractor

• Underground parking and private store

December and then from

• Granite worktops • Ceramic floor and full height wall tiling

• Underfloor heating

• Oak faced doors complemented by chrome lever handles

• PEAs band “B”

• Private balcony or patio

Christmas opening times: upto and including 22nd 27th – 30th December inclusive, (no appointment required). Re-opens 10am – 4pm seven days a week from 2nd January.

Stunning sea views 3 Boscombe Overcliff Drive Boscombe Manor Dorset BH5 1FH

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Visit our website for information on our recent awards.

* The prices and particulars regarding properties are correct at the time of the production of this literature, however can be amended at any time, you should check the latest position with us before viewing.

From: £1,650,000*

50% already sold

NAUTICA REACH • Automated lighting system

Four contemporary 4-bedroom detached houses virtually adjoining the beach, with no road in between and stunning views across to The Needles.

• Double garage with electrically operated doors

View the two remaining plots on

MILFORD ON SEA FEATURES INCLUDE: • Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher

• Quartz or granite worktops with upstand • Oak stairs with glass balustrade and oak handrail • Under floor heating throughout • Built-in wardrobes with full height sliding doors to all bedrooms, offering substantial storage

• Mechanical ventilation heat recovery system

the weekends of the 20th/21st and

• First floor balconies with seamless glass balustrades

(no appointment required).

• Quality triple glazed windows and external doors

please contact us to arrange

• PEAs band “A”

27th/28th December, 10am - 4pm For alternative viewing times an appointment.

Nautica Reach Ravens Way Milford on Sea Lymington Hampshire SO41 0AS

George Long

James McNeil


Senior Sales Negotiator

t: 01202 492518

t: 01425 613958



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a selection of 45

well appointed one and two bedroom

apartments set in the heart


Savills, 34 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7LP

Fox & Sons, 11 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1SJ

01202 492518

01202 672736

Email: glong@savills.com

Email: poole@sequencehome.co.uk



The prices and particulars regarding properties are correct at the time of the production of this literature, however this can be amended at any time, you should check the latest position with us before viewing.













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Lilliput £875 PCM Two double bedroom first floor flat in Lilliput Village. Desirable Location | Two double bedrooms | South facing | Offered part furnished or unfurnished | Modern kitchen and bathroom | Off road parking and garage | Available NOW

Southbourne £825,000 A substantial six bedroom detached former manor house built circa 1924, close to the beach. Corner plot | cottage style garden | period features | large reception | three reception rooms | kitchen/breakfast room with ‘Aga’ | Planning for two bed apartment

Visit website for more homes www.capitalandcoastal.co.uk

Mudeford ÂŁ2,750,000 Impressive character home with direct water frontage onto Christchurch Harbour. Four bedrooms | Master ensuite | Incredible views | Large garden | Drawing room | Laundry room | Fabulous entrance hall | Veranda

Canford Cliffs ÂŁ1,000,000 A prime location single storey residence close to shops with potential for redevelopment. Scope for modernisation or new build (stpp) | Elevated sunny plot | Prime location | Long driveway | Established front and rear gardens | Garaging | Very large loft space | Kitchen | Drawing room | Sitting room | Pantry | Bathroom

Sales | Rentals | Land | Finance

01202 217091


SOMERS HOUSE DESIGNS IT’S A WINTER WONDERLAND AT SOMERS HOUSE! Ranging from cushions, Christmas candles, decorations, accessories and decorative items, you will be sure to find items to bring the festive cheer to your home this year. Alternatively come in and browse if you are looking for gifts and stocking fillers for loved ones or friends.

You will find pieces from Goodwill, True Grace, Eichholtz, Sia, India Jane and many more! Thinking of an interiors change for the New Year? We are always open to discuss your requirements and offer our advice. With a large library of fabrics and wallpapers to peruse, we certainly cover all tastes and preferences, from contemporary to traditional styles. “Come and browse the showroom for inspiration on how to decorate your home this year”

Somers House Designs, Manor Hatch, Southampton Road, Ringwood BH24 1HE Opening times : Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Out of hours – By appointment 01425 837322 www.somershousedesigns.co.uk


01425 837322 Interior Design Need to revamp your home or undergo a full refurbishment? Call now to book an appointment with a designer on 01425 837322 The Library: One of the largest collections of fabrics and wallcoverings outside of London The Boutique: Pop in peruse our eclectic mix of classic and contemporary collections ranging from furniture to stunning accessories Somers House Designs Limited Manor Hatch, 63 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1HE

SOMERS HOUSE LIBRARY FABRIC TRIMS & WALLCOVERINGS Abbot and Boyd Beacon Hill Brian Yates Busby & Busby Carl Robinson Colefax & Fowler Calvin Klein Declerq Dedar Evitavonni Elitis Etro Metaphores Gaston y Daniela GP & J Baker Handsome Trimmings Company Henry Newbery Houles James Hare Jane Churchill

J. Robert Scott Jab Jason D’Souza Johnstons of Elgin Larsen Lee Jofa Manuel Canovas Mark Alexander Marvic Maya Romonoff Metaphores* Morris and Co Mulberry Pierre Frey Robert Allen Samuel and Sons Troynorth Zinc Zoffany Zoffany Paints

Somers House also offer a selection of flooring and bespoke rugs

Branksome Park


Glorious south and westerly views over Poole Bay New Instruction

Cliff top, second floor apartment enjoying its own private pathway to the beach. ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Spacious entrance hall Lounge/dining room Enclosed sun room Kitchen/breakfast room

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Utility area, cloakroom 3 bedrooms all en-suite Double garage at car park level Energy rating C

Branksome Park


Delightful, recently refurbished, character cottage New Instruction

Occupying a level south-westerly plot in one of Branksome Park’s most desirable locations ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Living room with study area Handmade French Kitchen 3 Double bedrooms En-suite & family bathroom


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Double garage Southerly facing garden 0.24 acre plot Energy rating E


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Canford Cliffs




Magnificent panoramic sea and harbour views

Mid-terrace townhouse with south-westerly garden.

Luxuriously appointed penthouse apartment with accommodation extending to approx 3,000 sq.ft.

The property enjoys private access to Bournemouth Pleasure Gardens

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Drawing/dining room Kitchen/breakfast room 3 bedrooms 2 en-suites & shower room

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Large south facing balcony Secure basement parking Energy rating C

Branksome Park £299,950 Delightful top floor apartment

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Entrance hall Bedroom 3/garden room Sitting room, SF balcony Kitchen/dining room

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2 Further bedrooms both en-suite Garage & parking for 2 cars Private garden

Canford Cliffs £439,950

Branksome Park £395,000

Recently refurbished duplex apartment

Distant Purbeck views

New Instruction

Prestigious gated development close to Westbourne ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Lounge/dining room Kitchen, sun room 2 Bedrooms En-suite, family bathroom Two single garages Energy rating D

Exclusive development close to Canford Cliffs Village and Branksome Chine beach ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

2 Bed, shower room & bathroom Bedroom 3/study Kitchen/breakfast room Lounge/dining room Integral garage & workshop Energy rating D

Residential Sales: 01202 708383 info@berkeleys.com

Bright and spacious 5th (top) floor apartment ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Lounge/dining room SW facing balcony 3 Bedrooms En-suite & family bathroom Garage & communal gardens Energy rating C

www. berkeleys.com @BerkeleysPoole


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Christmas greetings and

best wishes for 2015 2014 was a very successful year here at YOUhome. This was achieved by offering clients unbeatable service every time. The reputation of our sales and lettings teams has been earned by our unrelenting commitment to first class customer service, exceptional values and qualified staff. We would like to wish all our past, current and future clients Christmas greetings and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015 from the YOUhome Bournemouth team.

YOUhome would like to celebrate the festive season by offering you a free market appraisal for the sales or lettings market. To avail of this offer contact a member of our expert team today.

T: 01202 544500 E: info@youhome.co.uk youhome.co.uk/bournemouth 101 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP

Devote yourself to

what matters most... ...and we will devote ourselves to looking after your property. We are proud of the service we offer and want to share that with you in 2015. To promote our Devote campaign we are offering landlords the opportunity to win ONE YEAR’S FREE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. We will also give every newly registered landlord who instructs us to manage their property a free bottle of wine to enjoy with those who matter most. If you would like a letting agent that will devote itself to looking after your property we would love to talk to you. For full details on our Devote campaign please visit youhome.co.uk/devote or speak to a member of our lettings team today. T: 01202 544555 E: Bournemouth-lettings@youhome.co.uk youhome.co.uk/bournemouth 101 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP Get involved with the campaign on facebook.com/youhomeBournemouth or on Twitter using #YHdevote

Promotion ends 31st March 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

Grand opening of our new office in Ferndown YOUhome are pleased to announce our new

Celebrate with us by instructing us to sell

office incorporating Wellstead and Wellstead in

your property today. Receive a complementary

the best position in Ferndown.

bottle of champagne and enter our prize draw for

Our promise, which we are delivering on in Bournemouth and London, is to be the gold standard professional estate agency business and deliver quality, transparency and openness like no other. By incorporating Wellstead and Wellstead within YOUhome we marry the best of local heritage with the best innovation, technology and service to deliver the best results.

Promotion applies to all new instructions received by 31st March 2015 and other terms and conditions apply. See youhome.co.uk/grandopening If you have already instructed another agent to market your property please check the terms & conditions of your contract before instructing another agent to act on your behalf.

a chance to have your home sold by us for free. To learn more about our grand opening promotion or to discuss the market visit youhome.co.uk/grandopening or visit our striking new office. We’ll give you a cup of Italian coffee, a comfy chair, a friendly face and lots of valuable advice and expertise. T: 01202 896496 E: ferndown@youhome.co.uk youhome.co.uk/ferndown 531 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9AQ Get involved with the campaign on our brand new Facebook page: facebook.com/youhomeFerndown


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Three bedroom luxury apartment. Canford Cliffs, BH13

£1,500 PCM*

*Fees apply. See website for details.

BERKELEYS CANFORD CLIFFS 1-3 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7LE Tel: 01202 544599


Residential Lettings: 01202 544599

BERKELEYS ASSOCIATE OFFICE 121 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 7AG Tel: 020 7079 1535

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CONSIDERING CONVERTING YOUR LOFT BUT NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE SPACE? Whether it is an ensuite or a shower room, converting

One of the biggest benefits of a loft conversion is the

your loft into a bathroom is a great way of creating

extra, natural light you create. It’s therefore essential to

extra living space in your property. Our designers have

choose the right type of windows, to maximize the light

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Superbly refurbished 4/5 bedroom detached residence located in Kings Park with open aspect to the rear. Benefitting from ORP and garage

OIEO £325,000

Well presented detached character home located within a popular and convenient location.













1/2 Receptions | Kitchen | Utility Room | Cloakroom | 2 conservatories | Bathroom | 2 receptions | Kitchen | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | en-suite shower room | Garage | ORP | EPC Rating C En-suite shower room | Garden | EPC Rating C








Second floor purpose built Retirement apartment within easy reach of local amenities.

Modern and immaculately presented two bedroom terrace property set over three floors.

Well presented apartment within walking distance of Southbourne Grove.

Characterful and well presented 2 bedroom first floor apartment.

Lounge | Kitchen | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom | Communal gardens | EPC Rating C

Lounge | Kitchen | 2 bedrooms both with en-suites | Garden | Garage | EPC Rating C

Lounge/diner | Kitchen | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom and en-suite | South facing sun terrace | EPC Rating D

Lounge | Modern fitted kitchen | Modern bathroom | EPC Rating C





Exclusive development of twelve sea view apartments finished to a high standard

Immaculately presented first floor apartment situated in a desirable location benefitting from off road parking.

Stunning views | Allocated parking | Balconies | En-suites | EPC Rating TBC

Lounge/diner | Kitchen/breakfast room | 3 bedrooms all ensuite | Cloakroom | EPC Rating B


Spacious three bedroom ground floor converted flat within close proximity to shops. Lounge | Kitchen | Bathroom | Rear garden | Off street parking | EPC Rating D

£282,500 TO £400,000

SOUTHBOURNE | 01202 434365 southbourne@winkworth.co.uk


SOUTHBOURNE | 01202 434365 southbourne@winkworth.co.uk




Well presented ground floor purpose built apartment situated close to Boscombe Overcliff. 2 receps | Kitchen | 2 dble beds | Bath | Private garden | Off road parking | EPC Rating D

PENN HILL | 01202 733000 pennhill@winkworth.co.uk





SO LD £499,950






















SOUTHBOURNE | 01202 434365 southbourne@winkworth.co.uk










SO LD £335,000









A small selection of the many properties sold by Winkworth Southbourne throughout 2014. Should you be considering selling during 2015, please call us today to arrange a free, no obligation market appraisal of your property




PENN HILL | 01202 733000 pennhill@winkworth.co.uk





SO LD £214,950




































A small selection of the many properties sold by Winkworth Westbourne throughout 2014. Should you be considering selling during 2015, please call us today to arrange a free, no obligation market appraisal of your property




























SO LD £334,950














A small selection of the many properties sold by Winkworth Westbourne throughout 2014. Should you be considering selling during 2015, please call us today to arrange a free, no obligation market appraisal of your property




Season’s Greetings from WINKWORTH WESTBOURNE 01202 767633 | 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB winkworth.co.uk/westbourne


Winkworth have also strengthened their footing in the European market having recently opened their latest office in Guadalmina, situated near to the popular resort of Marbella. Winkworth Westbourne’s first sale of December was agreed to a buyer moving back to Bournemouth after spending twelve years in Spain and was referred by the owner of Winkworth Guadalmina. This shows the strength of the ever-growing Winkworth Network. The importance of being able to offer direct links with London, the Home Counties and beyond has become increasingly important in the local property market and Winkworth Westbourne have continued to capitalize on the excellent relationships they have built with the their London and International Offices. Having sold a large number of properties again this year to buyers who have been referred from both Central London Offices and those in the suburbs of London and surrounding areas, this ever-growing market has helped Winkworth Westbourne celebrate their best year to date.

the first quarter, which had a ripple effect down to our local property market has progressively subsided. The General Election, expected in May 2015, is no doubt the prime contributor to the quieter market. This trend is supported by our research which shows that there is frequently a slowdown in transaction levels in the months leading up to polling day. But factors such as stricter lending requirements as a result of the Mortgage Market Review have also contributed to this slow down during the second half of 2014. Looking to 2015, my expectation is that the market will continue to be slightly more subdued in the first half of the year however, in a reverse image of 2014, I expect the latter part of the year to see a pick up both in terms of prices and transactions. Confidence in the property market on the south Coast, was however restored in 2014 as the numbers relocating from the capital grew. I anticipate that this will continue in 2015 and in my opinion, price increases in the South will out perform London. Consequently, I expect to see strong demand here, particularly with investment, second home buyers and people relocating to the area.

Partner, Ben Jesty reports on the market during 2014 and outlines his predictions for 2015:

We have again, enjoyed our most successful year to date with completed sales figures far exceeding those of 2013. We have expanded our highly experienced team at the Westbourne office in order to ensure we continue to offer a first class service to each and every one of our clients, something which all of our staff pride themselves on.

There has been considerable variation in the residential property market between the first and second halves of this year. The spike experienced in London at the end of

Should you be considering buying or selling throughout 2015, please contact Winkworth Westbourne to discuss your requirements.

Winkworth Westbourne 01202 767633 | westbourne@winkworth.co.uk 77 Poole Road, Westbourne, Dorset BH4 9BB



Ben Jesty, Partner

We have again, enjoyed our most successful year to date with completed sales figures far exceeding those of 2013


Winkworth Westbourne are nearing the end of their fourth year serving the housing needs of Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas and have enjoyed another record breaking year with continued success in both the sales and lettings sectors throughout 2014. The Winkworth brand has been gaining strength again this year with new offices opening in key locations and the anticipated 100th office due to be opening in early January.




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BOURNEMOUTH’S LEADING ESTATE AGENT TAKES A MOMENT TO REFLECT With most of us being current or future homeowners, the property market interests us all and as Managing Director of Hearnes in Bournemouth, it is certainly no less intriguing for me. At Hearnes, we are well placed to judge the Bournemouth market as we cover 14 BH postcodes and as you may imagine, the properties we represent are extremely varied in both style and value, currently ranging from £50,000 to £2 million. In summary, it has been a varied year for the local property market, punctuated by some intense periods of activity and an unexpected lull, where buyers and sellers expectations were some distance apart. 2014 began positively with a surge of buyers attempting to buy before the speculated (but not forthcoming) base rate rise and therefore mortgage rate rise. Our sales during April increased by 225% in comparison to March, and we could not possibly have had enough properties to sell to match demand, which of course pushed prices up. In some instances we had up to 3 different purchasers offering on the same house which resulted in ‘highest and final’ blind bids as a fair method. This period was followed by worries that our housing market was again growing at a much too rapid pace and prices rising too quickly which could potentially throw us back into recession. And then the MMR (Mortgage Market Review), with it’s reformed regulations for lenders, most of which came into effect on 26th April 2014. The new regulations would affect buyers that had not yet submitted a full mortgage application, which can only be submitted upon finding a suitable property. The most dramatic change was that any buyer making an offer on a property after this date who was getting a mortgage directly with a bank or building society and not via a broker, had to typically endure an hour long face-to-face interview, sometimes in addition to a telephone interview. One couple relayed to me their dismay after being questioned over their outgoings, including the amount they spent on clothes and at the hairdressers per month... Let’s hope I’m not asked that question when I next apply for a mortgage! The biggest impact from an agents point of view, and it is still an existing issue, is the amount of time between a buyer submitting their mortgage

application to a mortgage valuation being instructed. Transactions which are mortgage related are in some cases taking nearly twice as long as they were before the MMR. Many sellers who haven’t moved recently still hold high expectations over how quickly their buyer should be proceeding to exchange of contracts, another obstacle we are continuing to attempt to overcome. A lull in the number of buyers in the market followed the MMR with the number of sales in June dropping by 66% compared to April’s sales. Many buyers were unable to borrow as much as they had been previously promised and some were declined mortgages under the new regulations. Despite this, many sellers were still under the impression the market was rising. Why? Most of the press was telling them so. Personally, it is one of the key frustrations I face whenever there is a period of growth followed by a period of stabilisation. The reason being that whilst the Land Registry data is the most reliable we have in our industry, the results are always revealing prices at completion, so typically 3-4 months after sale agreed prices. So yes, it is the most accurate information, but is already 3-4 months out of date by the time journalists write about it, therefore painting a false picture to sellers at the time. In addition to this, pockets of London were still seeing strong growth and this really helps to drive the national press articles. With the growth being particularly sharp over a short period and then levelling off quite quickly, the net result was an unprecedented number of fall throughs. If a sale hit a slight snag, as many do, then rather than it simply being overcome, both seller snd buyer felt (at the time) that they could achieve an equally as strong alternative option. It was a frustrating period for us, as a lot of work goes into achieving those agreed sales but we just concentrated on staying at the top for instructions and sales in Bournemouth and believing it would pick up eventually. Whilst we experienced a high and consistent level of sales in late Summer in comparison to

previous years, the market really came back to life in October, where it arrived with a bang! The property photographed, Tudor Lodge, priced at £1,500,000, was one of 27 properties to go under offer during October in the Bournemouth office. There are not too many properties in Bournemouth that can be described as famous, but to those growing up in the Talbot Woods area, Tudor Lodge certainly fits into that category! It is a stunning Character residence, built in the early 1900’s with most of its original features remaining, including staff quarters, open fire places and servant bells. Despite this, the property had been on the market for nearly 2 years with 3 buyers all coming to fruition in October 2014, the successful bidders being a local family. Of course a healthy market does not solely drive sales (although I wish it did!). As an agent, we earn our money through not only effectively marketing your property but through building and maintaining a go-to database of potential buyers for your property. This is why maintaining our local market-leading position in Bournemouth by way of how many properties we have on the market is of such importance; the more properties we offer for sale, the more buyer enquiries we receive and buyers often purchase alternative properties to the one they initially enquire after. The local database is built through tirelessly recording peoples’ likes and dislikes as well as their mandatories after each and every conversation we have, whether it be via a phone call, email enquiry or a visit to the office. I strongly feel that the importance and value of localness and good practice is on the up. Whereas some still see the value in using national agents, as they feel they will have more potential out-of-town buyers, that advantage is all but diminished as we live in an online/ Rightmove culture where those buyers will find their way to you regardless (e.g. if you want to

relocate to Winchester would you contact a Bournemouth agent and say ‘what have you got in Winchester?’). Tudor Lodge is perhaps a good casing point for this as the property had been on the market for many months with an international estate agent before we were appointed alongside another international agent. We were proud to be the agent that sold such a lovely property and to move a local family into their dream home. Furthermore, whilst writing this article, we are in the midst of progressing a 4 link chain to exchange of contracts, with all of those 4 links being sold through the Hearnes Bournemouth office! Local chain building will be one of our main focuses throughout 2015, enabling us to serve every sector of the market and offer our clients an ‘all-under-one-roof solution’. I have already started the structure within the office to support this having employed a full time experienced sales co-ordinator who started her career in estate agency in 1996, and who purely dedicates her time in helping our clients reach exchange of contracts once they’ve accepted an offer.

Looking at the market in general, in my opinion, we are likely to see further peaks and troughs throughout 2015 with external factors having an impact such as the general election, rugby World Cup and the timing of media speculation as to when The Bank of England will raise their base rate. However, in most cases mortgage repayments are still better value than paying rent and we are a society driven to own our own home. With fewer 95% loan to value mortgage products available and with the higher loan to value mortgages being so much more expensive, I am seeing more of the ‘parent bank’ in action wherever feasible. Whilst this ‘owning home culture’ still exists and the demand for homes outstrips the availability, I believe we can stay quietly confident. The recent announcement of a change of stamp duty land tax will also benefit the majority of buyers locally. Based on our average sale price during 2014 purchasers would have saved an average of £3383 in stamp duty when purchasing! Anyone looking to purchase between £125,000 and £937,500 will now pay equal or in the majority

of cases less stamp duty which is a welcome boost to all those looking to secure a purchase within this price range in 2015. If you have managed to get this far then I thank you for reading. I would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy it and don’t be a stranger!

For a free, no obligation market appraisal of your home contact the friendly, professional team at Hearnes in complete confidence on 01202 317317 or bournemouth@hearnes.com

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TALBOT WOODS - £800,000




A stunning character home occupying a generous southerly plot within a most sought-after road. The property boasts spacious accommodation to include four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, separate utility room and an oversized garage.

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QUEENS PARK - £450,000 A spacious detached home situated within a small development in the popular area of Queens Park. The property boasts four well proportioned bedrooms, en-suite to master, family bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, three further reception rooms, double garage, secluded garden and large driveway.

BOSCOMBE SPA - OIEO £325,000 A stunning three bedroom apartment situated in a sought after modern development just moments from the beachfront. The property benefits from en-suite to master, family bathroom, separate utility room, a large open plan kitchen/living area, good sized balcony, underground parking and no onward chain.

CHARMINSTER - £299,950 Three bedroom detached 1930’s house with space to extend stpp, garage, parking and garden. Two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory and re-fitted bathroom. No chain.

TALBOT WOODS - £245,000 Beautifully presented first floor apartment situated within a most sought after development boasting spacious accommodation including two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom, large living/dining room, re-fitted kitchen, secluded balcony and single garage.

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PERIOD HOUSE STEEPED IN HISTORY – GUIDE PRICE £550,000 Monmouth House is a stunning period property which is one of the oldest in Ringwood and is steeped in history with the Duke of Monmouth being held there prior to his execution in 1685 after the battle of Sedgemoor. The property offers approximately 2500 square feet with immense character and charm which includes exposed beams, beautiful flagstones and delightful fireplaces. It is ideally positioned in the town centre within a stone’s throw from the market place and the spacious accommodation comprises of four reception rooms, a kitchen and utility room, shower/wc, ensuite shower/wc, bathroom/wc, private walled garden and off road parking for several cars, all offered with no chain.



Homefield Park is a unique and beautiful development of homes, specially designed for the over 55’s with exclusive lifestyle services. These stunning homes are set within four acres of English parkland with a vibrant landscaped communal green. Located in the heart of Winkton, Christchurch, this vibrant community is only minutes from Christchurch’s, historical town centre. A new home at Homefield Park is perfectly located for convenience and country side living. Our detached and semi-detached houses are all sold on a freehold basis with a low level service charge of £795 per annum.

A quintessential English cottage in a beautiful setting and situated on 0.87 of an acre. Believed to date back to the 17th Century, the cottage offers immense character and charm with exposed beams, latch doors, an inglenook fireplace and Rayburn. The property has been updated by the current owners and benefits from beautiful gardens, a paddock, double garage with additional workshop and 30 ft. storage above. The accommodation consists of a 15ft farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room, study, sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. No chain.




A three/four bedroom detached bungalow situated in a popular residential location which has been updated by the current owner and comprises an entrance hallway, dining room/fourth bedroom, living room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bathroom with separate wc, double garage, off road parking, gardens, no forward chain.

A superbly presented three bedroom detached chalet bungalow located within a popular residential location which has been extended by the current owners to provide light and spacious accommodation which comprises an entrance hall, dual aspect sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, bathroom, two en-suites, garage off road parking and beautiful landscaped gardens.

A four bedroom detached bungalow situated in a cul de sac which comprises an entrance porch, hallway, sitting/ dining room with a pitched ceiling, kitchen, conservatory, bathroom/wc, separate wc, garden off road parking and garage.

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Business Profile Select Resorts How did the business begin? Company directors Paolo and Pauline Bonanni, started the company over thirty years ago from their home in Bournemouth. The firm has grown and diversified from selling holiday properties in Spain, to now selling holidays, holiday homes and investment properties across the globe. Now, Pauline and Paolo’s daughter Georgina and her husband Michael have joined the firm as directors. Over the last 30 years the company has accumulated a wealth of experience in the industry, representing some of the world’s major property developers. How has it grown since first beginning? The firm has grown from a husband and wife team, to now a team of 16 people. Do you have any plans for expansion into other destinations? The firm has significant expansion plans for 2015, we’re hoping to widen our offering of global properties for sale, for lifestyle, investment and citizenship purposes. Over the last 12 months, we’ve really developed our UK offering of investment properties in new and emerging asset classes – Student

Accommodation, Care Homes, Hotel Rooms and traditional buy-to-lets. What type of clientele do you attract? We work with a global database of those looking to invest in property for a number of different reasons. We work with clients from different continents, and have a Chinese speaking member of staff to specifically work with clients who speak mandarin. If you were to pick one resort where would it be and why? This is a tricky one… For pure lifestyle I’d pick Bay Villas, the sunset views are unparalleled and I love how remote the properties are – plus, because it’s Thailand, the price is so cheap! (From just £226,000) For investment, it would have to be Walsden Care Village. This is a massively expanding asset class, with significant demand. As the country’s population is ageing, the need for purpose built, quality care accommodation is increasing significantly. Walsden Care Village offers properties for purchase from £55,250 and 10% NET returns for 10 years too.

CONTACT Tel: 01202 786490 www.selectresorts.co.uk holidays@selectresorts.co.uk properties@selectresorts.co.uk 1st Floor, 1 Old Generator House, Bourne Valley Road, Poole BH12 1DZ

Do you have a specific criterionathat you follow in regards to what resorts and properties you choose to advertise? We follow a strict due diligence procedure to add any properties to our portfolio. This includes undertaking full background checks on all developers, sites, and offerings. We also provide a full suite of marketing collateral. This is done for every single project that is promoted to our clients, therefore we have confidence in everything we sell. You have won a number of awards. What has been your greatest achievement of these to date? We’ve recently been awarded a Gold award for “Best Agent, Central America” and Silver for “Best Global Agent” from the Overseas Property Professional Awards, 2014. These are the industry’s most reputable awards, and reflect the work we do in the Caribbean, as well as across the globe. It’s a massive accolade for us, as we were up against a number of larger firms, so to win these is fantastic. In comparison to your competitors what makes Select Resorts that bit special? Service. We pride ourselves on offering quality products that we truly believe

in, and would happily invest in ourselves. We’re therefore confident in every product we offer to our clients. Furthermore, we believe we go that extra mile, ensuring that a client is kept up to date with developments and progress on their property, long after they have purchased. We’ve had a number of clients purchase with us multiple times, and strive to offer unrivalled customer service. We’re also the only UK based associate of Savills – one of the oldest and most reputable estate agency firms in the world. This ensures we give clients peace of mind that we’re a reputable firm, selling reputable products. We’re actively expanding our agent network in 2015, to offer our properties out to a wider range of people, we’re developing a fantastic online portal for the agents to be able to access all the information they might need. This is something that not many agencies can offer. We’re also creating a charity association with Stella’s School in the Gambia in 2015, and the team will be doing a number of charity events to fundraise for the school throughout the year.

Purchasing property overseas is frequently the largest investment many people make after purchasing their own home. We believe the process should be simple and transparent creating an enjoyable and profitable venture.

Select Resorts Properties. Established in 1982, Select Resorts Properties has over 30 years’ experience in property sales offering clients access to the best property opportunities around the globe. Whatever your property requirements, lifestyle, investment, or global citizenship we are in the best position to find you exactly the right property or project to suit your needs. From Portugal, Spain, Cyprus and France, to the USA, Caribbean, Cape Verde and Thailand, talk to us today to discuss your property requirements. T: +44 1202 765 011 E: properties@selectresorts.co.uk www.selectresortsproperties.com

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01202 548548 297 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 9QP bournemouth@meridianestateagents.com

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Arthur Close, Meyrick Park • 4 Double Bedrooms • Large Dual Aspect lounge • Good Sized Kitchen with Separate Utility Area • Superb Quiet Cul-De-Sac Location • En-Suite To Master Bedroom • Private and Secluded Rear Garden • Garage and Ample Off Road Parking

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Modern And Stylish Freehold Home Two Double Bedrooms Fully Re-Furbished Throughout Large Modern Fitted Kitchen Modern Fitted Family Bathroom Off Road Parking Spacious and Airy Entrance Hall

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Covering the Parkstone & Branksome areas

Constitution Hill Road, Parkstone • Exceptional Three Bedroom Chalet Bungalow In Parkstone • Ideal Family Home Located In A Sought After Area • Outstanding Lounge With Feature Brick Fireplace & Log Burner • Large Modern Kitchen Diner With Several Integrate Appliances • Three Double Bedrooms & An Exceptional Slate Tiled Bathroom Suite • Off Road Parking & Private Rear Garden • A Short Distance To Poole Town Centre, Parkstone & Ashley Cross

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• Exceptional Three Bedroom Maisonette In Lower Parkstone • Three Bedrooms With En-suite To The Master • Neutral Lounge, Modern Kitchen & Separate Family Bathroom • UPVC Double Glazed Windows & Gas Central Heating Throughout • Off Road Parking For Two Vehicles & Use Of Communal Gardens. • Walking Distance From Ashley Road High Street • Public Transport Links To Poole Town Centre & Bournemouth

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WEST MOORS £489,950 Detached House • Sought after area • 4 Bedrooms • Two en -suites • 3 Reception rooms • Large Kitchen/Breakfast room • Ample off road parking • Garage • Secluded rear garden • A MUST VIEW

RINGWOOD £650,000 Sought after location • Stylish detached home • 4/5 Bedroom • 2 Large reception rooms • Large kitchen/breakfast room • Utility room • Potential annex space • Secluded rear garden • Ample off road parking • Double garage • Must View

BROADSTONE £425,000 Detached Chalet Bungalow • 3/4 Double bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Large separate Studio/Annex • Modern Kitchen • Large living area • Spacious conservatory • Sought after location • Off road parking • Must View

RINGWOOD £925,000 Price reduced to fall in line with new stamp duty bracket • Sought after area • 5 Double bedrooms • 3 en-suites • 3 Large reception rooms • Potential to extend • Stunning views

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QUICK AND EASY CHRISTMAS CAKE Making a Christmas cake is a bit of an epic challenge, isn’t it? First comes the planning, then the mixing, then months of feeding it booze, then baking, making marzipan and spending an eternity icing it - only for half your Christmas party to eventually turn their noses up and opt for the chocolate log. It’s a whole lot of festive faff I’ve never involved myself in.

The cake was something my mum always made and now she’s not around, I either don’t bother, or make do with a ready-made Marks & Spencer affair. And it seems I’m not alone. A whopping one in five of us apparently buy a Christmas cake from the supermarket and pass it off as our own, according to research by Currys PC World. And unsurprising, less than half of us make the effort to bake our own cake, because we just don’t think we’re capable. We might love a bit of Bake Off and attempt the odd batch of biscuits here and there, but a Christmas cake is serious business, right? Wrong. And the lovely Rachel Allen is here to prove it. Not only can her delicious cake be made on Christmas Eve, but it’s so easy, she reckons each and every one of us can bake it. I agree to meet her for a masterclass and put this to the test. She arrives, all relaxed and mumsy, popping on her pinny and getting stuck in. She’s passionate about her craft but insists this cake is easier than making a Victoria Sponge. “It doesn’t need to rise,” she says, blue eyes sparkling with a giant smile spread across her face. “You just bung everything in together and bake it.” And, to be fair, that is exactly what she does. “I like to include lots of other dried fruit, rather than just raisins, sultanas and currants,” she declares, throwing in a multitude of bits and pieces. “But feel free to play around with that. I love the toffee flavour of dates and crystallized ginger with the sugar on.” And as for feeding the cake with alcohol, as long as the fruit’s soaked for at least two hours, that’s more than enough, but if you do have time, you can leave it to get sozzled for a couple of days. Christmas cakes obviously take a while to cook but once all the ingredients are combined, Allen pops it in the oven and shows us how to make the icing. Now this isn’t your traditional Christmas cake. It’s iced with an Almond Paste, “which is a bit like marzipan” - but so much nicer.

Getting the paste to come together is a bit of an effort. You’ll probably feel like you want to add more water (or brandy) but keep at it and it will probably be fine. “Tip the last drop of egg in and that will probably do it,” she says. And it does fall apart a bit, but you patch it up like pastry and once the icing’s on the cake, go to town on it with a flat-edge cake smoother or a palette knife and it will transform into a thing of beauty. Granted, it does help having the patient confidence of a cook who’s clearly made this cake a million times before promising you it’s all working perfectly, but stick at it. The smoothing part is actually enormously addictive - and very therapeutic, so it’s good for getting rid of that festive stress. “And you can choose whether to put the brandy in your cake or your tummy,” 42-year-old Allen chuckles when discussing the trials and tribulations of Christmas. Not that you can imagine it being

anything but smooth sailing in the house she lives in with her husband and three children, in Ireland’s County Cork. Once you’re done - Allen recommends rolling a glass around the sides to ensure there are no gaps between the cake and the icing - all that’s left to do is add a few decorative shapes from the leftover paste, cover it in egg wash and bake it for 20 minutes. And there you have it - the easiest Christmas cake you could ever make. That you really, actually, genuinely can - and should - make. Mine is now proudly sitting in the utility room, where it will wait patiently until December 25, when I emerge from the kitchen looking incredibly smug and feeling very proud. And, as Allen, who likes to enjoy hers with a strong bit of cheese and a glass of port, says: “You get good value from a Christmas cake - look at how many slices you get.”




Rachel Allen’s Christmas Cake with Toasted Almond Paste Ingredients 150g sultanas

50g ground almonds

150g raisins

275g flour

110g chopped dried cranberries

2tsp mixed spice

110g chopped candied peel

For the Almond Paste:

110g chopped dates

450g ground almonds

110g chopped dried apricots

450g caster sugar

50g finely chopped crystallized ginger

1 large or 2 small eggs

150ml brandy or whiskey

2tbsp brandy or whiskey

275g butter, softened

A couple of drops of almond essence

275g light muscovado or soft light brown sugar

To brush on the cake:

5 eggs

1 small egg white, lightly beaten

Finely grated orange rind from 1 orange

2 egg yolks

Method Preheat the oven to 150C/135 fan/300F/gas mark 2. Line the base of a 23-inch non-stick cake tin and butter the sides. You can also put parchment paper around the outside of the tin to stop the cake drying out in the oven. Place the sultanas, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped candied peel, dates, dried apricots and the crystallized ginger in a bowl. Pour on the whiskey or brandy and allow to soak for at least two hours. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter very well. Add in the sugar and beat well, and then beat in the eggs one by one. Stir in the grated orange zest and ground almonds. Sift in the flour and spices and fold in gently, followed by the fruit and any alcohol left in the bowl. Transfer into the prepared cake tin and bake for between two-and-a-half to three-and-a-quarter hours. A skewer inserted into the centre of the cake will come out clean when the cake is cooked.

Remove all tin foil and greaseproof paper from the cake. Take about half of the almond paste and place it on a worktop that has been dusted with icing sugar. Roll until it is about 1cm thick. Paint the top of the cake with the lightly-beaten egg white and put the cake, sticky side down, onto the almond paste. Cut around the edge of the cake, then carefully turn the cake the right side up with the lid of almond paste attached to the top. Measure the circumference and height of the cake. Roll out two long strips of almond paste (to the length of the circumference) and trim both edges to the height of the cake with a palette knife. Paint both the cake and the almond paste lightly with egg white. Press the strip against the sides of the cake - do not overlap or there will be a bulge. Use a straight-sided water glass to even the edges and smooth the join. Rub the cake well with your hand (or cake smoother or palette knife) to ensure a nice flat surface.

Pour another tablespoon or two of whiskey or brandy over the top of the cake, as soon as it comes out of the oven. Cover the cake, still in the tin, with tin foil. This will keep the top of the cake nice and soft while it’s cooling.

At this stage, place the cake on a baking tray (Allen recommends turning the baking tray upside down so it’s easier to remove). Roll out the remainder of the almond paste to approximately 5mm thick, and cut out star, heart, holly or Santa shapes.

Once the cake has cooled, remove it from the tin and cover again in tin foil, until you’re ready to cover it with Almond Paste.

Paint the whole surface of the cake with some beaten egg yolk and stick the shapes on top and around the sides. Brush the shapes with egg yolk.

To make the Almond Paste:

Bake the cake in the centre of a preheated oven for 10-20 minutes until lovely and golden. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then transfer to a plate.

Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/gas mark 7. Mix the ground almonds and sugar together in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs, add the brandy or whiskey and a couple of drops of almond essence, then add to the dry ingredients and mix to a stiff paste. Sprinkle the worktop with icing sugar, turn out the almond paste and work lightly until smooth.

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen and Currys PC World are encouraging the nation to bake their own Christmas cakes this year. To see their full baking range, as well as recipes and videos visit www.currys.co.uk/ baking

Alternative Christmas puddings 5 Gold Rings Praline Brownie Cake, £18 (serves 10), Marks & Spencer (www.marksandspencer.com)

This Christmas dessert not only looks spectacular but it tastes amazing. You will never, ever want to eat a plain old chocolate log again.

Heston From Waitrose Ultimate Chocolate Bar, £9.99 (serves 8), Waitrose (www.waitrose.com)

Like a giant, frozen Mars Bar, this delicious pudding is going to please young and old at the Christmas table.

Truly Irresistible Festive Fruit And Nut Chocolate Slice, £5 (serves 10), The Cooperative (www.co-operativefood.co.uk)

Chocolate, nuts and fruits and squished into a gooey pud - what’s not to love?






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Business ProďŹ le Grant Edward Brooks Edwards

When were you established? We started trading on a cold December morning in 2009 with our first office in Ferndown. It is, in fact, our fifth Birthday this month and I still find it hard to believe how far we have come in such a short period of time. We now employ nearly 40 people and have opened four offices with our fifth office opening soon. What has been your most difficult challenge? The most difficult challenge is finding the right people who are committed to what we are trying to achieve. The people who work for me are my company's best asset and I am so lucky to have found some of the very best estate agents in the area. What has surprised you the most? I am simply stunned by the support we have received since we opened our doors and the almost daily letters and e-mails I receive from clients thanking our staff for all of their hard work. It is very humbling and I thank all of our clients. What do you think makes a good estate agent? A good estate agent is someone who tries their very hardest, is honest and hard-working and someone who can appreciate the difficulties that people face when selling or letting their property. You have to have a tremendous amount of empathy for your clients and a really tenacious approach to problem solving.

What drives you to succeed? I have always been very driven in what I do because I really enjoy the job. I am also blessed to have a fantastically supportive wife and family. You have to be focussed and driven to make a success of any business in what has been a challenging economy and marketplace. I am very ‘hands on’ with all aspects of my company and work very closely with all of my teams to ensure I have a real understanding of how I can develop our business. Tell us more about Fine & Country Homes From Edwards; My teams and I recognize the need to constantly evolve and to offer a unique platform to market exclusive properties. Fine & Country provides us with award winning marketing tools that are unrivalled in this area. We recently visited the offices in Park Lane and were truly impressed with the operation and the marketing power that they offer. There is no doubt as to the importance of national and international marketing when dealing with the sale of exclusive properties. We are really excited by what we are now able to offer to our clients and look forward to demonstrating this fantastic service. So what is next for Edwards ? My teams and I are focussed on building on our great foundations and developing the business even further. We will be opening our fifth office in Broadstone early next year which we are really

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excited about and then we will look to continue to expand into areas that really suit our Brand. Our Letting Department has grown from strength to strength and we now employ five full time staff to provide the best service for our clients. 2015 looks to be an exciting year for all of us at Edwards and we wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We would like to thank you for your continued support throughout a busy 2014!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and look forward to a properous 2015 for everyone! Bournemouth 111 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 1EP T 01202 555550 Ferndown 404 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9AU T 01202 855595 London 119-121 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 7AG T 0207 079 1515 Verwood 3 The Old Pottery, Manor Way, Verwood, Dorset BH31 6HF T 01202 829777 Wimborne 47 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1DX T 01202 842842

Business Profile Ray Powis

Powis Real Estate Agents When were you established? 22nd of June 2009

promises. I also think a “good entrepreneur” should always be fair and equitable with staff and customers in equal measure.

What was your first job? Paper round!! My first job when I left school at 16 was in a drawing office on a YTS scheme. What has been your best and worst moment in business? My best moment in business was open the business with my wife, and 50% partner Juliet. My worst moment in business was the unrelenting pressure of corporate agency. I am so pleased now to be able to put the customer first. What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Know your market and do plenty of research, but most importantly understand what your unique selling points are and stay true to them. What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? A good entrepreneur understands their customers’ needs and is able to deliver on their

What drives you to succeed? In many respects it’s fear of failure that drives me and the business to succeed in all that we do. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 10 years older!! I would like to think we can maintain our status as the number one house selling agent in BH7 and be peoples first thought in property transactions. How important to you is your on line presence? I’m very glad you asked, as we have just launched our brand new website, which has some great information about the business and some superb new features. On line is very important, however there is no substitute for face to face business which many of our customers prefer. I would encourage all your readers to visit the site, www.powisestateagents.co.uk

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Ray takes us through his vital statistics.

A typical day in my life would be:

Born Seafield Road, Southbourne

Favourite Film Minority Report

Children 3 daughters

Party Trick Juggling

Marital Status Married to Juliet

Worst Habit Snoring

School Beaufort Secondary Modern

What’s on your iPod What’s an iPod?

Car BMW 525 estate

Favourite Gadget iPad

Last Holiday Luabay Beach hotel, Lanzarote

• Helping my wife sort out our youngest daughter get ready for school (Our 2 older daughters will have already left).

Most embarrassing moment Not mentioning my new wife in my Grooms speech, until reminded!

• Drop our youngest daughter at school. • Most important part of the working day is our morning meeting with staff, set agenda for the day, review all the new buyers that have registered the previous day, catch up on all the outstanding offers and review the status of the proceeding sales. Then it’s on with the day. • Then back home to see my girls, and check out how their days have been.

We prefer a confidential sales approach. We Weprefer preferaaconfidential confidentialsales salesapproach. approach. Sandbanks Sandbanks Sandbanks

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A spacious spacious two two double double bedroom bedroom ground ground floor floor apartment, apartment, which which AA spacious two double bedroom ground floor apartment, which offers offers light light well well proportioned proportioned accommodation accommodation throughout throughout and and situated situated offers light well proportioned accommodation throughout and situated within within popular a popular residential residential block block opposite opposite the the midway midway path. path. within aa popular residential block opposite the midway path.

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Having recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, this Having Having recently recently undergone undergone a comprehensive a comprehensive refurbishment, refurbishment, this this three bed flat offers an innovative space blending state of the art three three bed bed flat flat offers offers anan innovative innovative space space blending blending state state ofof the the artart practicality beautifully with a congenial and undeniable style. practicality practicality beautifully beautifully with with a congenial a congenial and and undeniable undeniable style. style.

Poole Poole Poole

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Luxury penthouse apartment situated within aa contemporary Luxury Luxury 22bed 2bed bed penthouse penthouse apartment apartment situated situated within within a contemporary contemporary waterside development. Enjoying views towards Arne and the waterside waterside development. development. Enjoying Enjoying views views towards towards Arne Arne and and the the Purbeck Hills beyond, positioned within walking distance of Poole. Purbeck Purbeck Hills Hills beyond, beyond, positioned positioned within within walking walking distance distance ofof Poole. Poole.

Ashley Cross Ashley AshleyCross Cross

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We We are are thrilled thrilled toto to present present this this lovely lovely ground ground floor floor garden garden apartment apartment atat We are thrilled present this lovely ground floor garden apartment at the the bottom bottom ofof of aacharming acharming charming Victorian Victorian conversion conversion with with a new new lease. lease. It It has the bottom Victorian conversion with aa new lease. It has has been been recently recently refurbished refurbished toto to a ahigh a high high standard standard and and offers offers two two bedrooms. bedrooms. been recently refurbished standard and offers two bedrooms.

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• Three Double Bedrooms • 1930's Detached House


• Beautiful elegant apartment • Period building, built circ.1935 • Three Double Bedrooms • Two Receptions • Share of Freehold • Two Bathrooms • 24 hour porter service

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East Cliff

Offers in excess of

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Town Centre

• Two Double Bedrooms • Second Floor Apartment • No Chain • Parking

Queens Park

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Studio Flat Fourth Floor No Chain EPC 29


• Substantial Detached House • Arranged as Two Flats • 2x Two Double Bedrooms • Current Income £1,625pcm • Driveway & Garage • Cul - de- sac Location

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Flat 6, 476 Holdenhurst Road, Kings Park, Bournemouth BH8 9AQ - We are in receipt of an offer of £81,000 subject to contract for the above property. Anyone wishing to place a higher offer must do so before legal exchange of contracts. EPC 74

PUBLIC NOTICE Flat 20, 33 Lorne Park Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JL. We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £52,500 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before exchange of contracts takes place. EPC 29

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Business Profile Helen Rocker Just Shutters

When were you established? Chris and I established Just Shutters in 2006 and operated the business from home for four years before opening our showroom in Southbourne Grove in 2010.

If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Spent my childhood in Africa and I have great memories of this most beautiful spectacle.

What was your first job? I worked on a burger unit selling and serving burgers to the public at shows. I travelled all over the country meeting all different characters. It was hard work and very greasy but amazing fun.

What is your favourite local Haunt? The Larder House in Southbourne – the best coffee and quirky delicious food.

What has been your best and worst moment in business? No worst moment I can think of. Best moment was when we first started and a customer called to place an order for additional shutters. At this stage I knew we had a fantastic business and we were going to grow from strength to strength.

Why is your business successful? We have a great quality product supported by an amazing team. We deliver our promises to our customers which reflects in the additional orders we gain and the high number of recommendations.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Do your research first and believe in your product.

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? You need to have passion and self motivation.

What for the future? We will continue to grow the Just Shutters brand and franchise network throughout the United Kingdom and continue to search for great and enthusiastic people to join the Just Shutters team.

MY DAY A typical day in my life would be:

• 7am Wake up and have breakfast and then off to do the school run. • 8am Arrive at our showroom at 59 Southbourne Grove. • A busy day dealing with the day to day running of the showroom and drinking too much coffee. • 7pm leave for home. Dinner with my wonderful husband and two boys.

VITAL STATISTICS Helen takes us through her vital statistics.

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Born 14/8/!!

Party Trick Partying

Children Timothy and James

Worst Habit Cleaning

Marital Status Yes

Favourite Gadget Not a gadget person

School In Africa

Last Holiday France

Car Yes a few!

Most embarrassing moment Still working on that.

Favourite Film My Fair Lady

Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house for the team at positive, nothing would fit us, not even a blouse. The chocolates from landlords we’d nibbled, the Christmas food we’d taste. Our Christmas Party and presents from clients had gone to our waist.

We are delighted to announce the When we got on the email there arose such a number! Happy testimonials from landlords tenants, not a sign of blunder. launch of Positive Sales andandLettings….

we look back at 2014 and remember the tenancies prepared; Two local agents, Tim As Constable and Hannah Bookham, have come together to launch there are no dodgy tenants here, our landlords are spared. Positive Sales and Lettings. We have been running a very successful lettings business in the area since 2011 and have now launched our Sales business. We are proactive and forward Our sellers and landlords, our tenants and buyers thinking agents; we believe thattoour reputation is us key to our future success, and have strongly all contributed our success making industry flyers, as our landlords have been so happy with our service we have expanded. Our market As we takeallows a moment, and prepare reflectin oncustomer this year, service and knowledge and experience us to offer the ourselves highesttolevels we know we can look back at our business with pride and cheer. marketing strategies, tailored to the individual properties and owners. So, as we anticipate a visit from St. Nick, as these agents are on the good list. We ask more Landlords and for which, can assist that those buyers We are an online agent. It’sonly theforway the market is Sellers heading andwe we know away with the unruly and unregulated agents, chose a tried and trusted. has even had a who are motivated to find that ideal property are doing it before the agent Let’s get the sale or let of your property done and dusted chance to call. In an improved market with more buyers looking, why should you have to pay

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£550,000 Freehold

“Love at first sight” Churchfield are delighted to offer this utterly charming and captivating three/four bedroom detached family home located in this highly sought after location close to Dudsbury golf course. This period cottage is set within beautifully sculpted and well maintained grounds (approx. one fifth of an acre), accessed via a long shingled driveway providing plenty of off road parking. The generous accommodation comprises of a spacious entrance hall with walnut flooring which continues into other ground floor rooms including a 21”5 lounge accessed via double doors from the hall with feature arched window with French doors to the conservatory, study/4th bedroom with window seat overlooking the rear garden, ground floor cloaks, stunning 35”6 kitchen diner with island, separate breakfast bar, dining area and doors to front, side and rear aspects, landing with window seat overlooking the front garden, 18”10 master bedroom,

guest bedroom with modern en-suite, third bedroom (currently used as a grand dressing room) with double sofa bed, and a most opulent four piece bathroom with twin basins set in marble. Rarely do houses afford this much charm and this one truly must be viewed to be appreciated. Call Iain Miller now for more information or to arrange an internal inspection.

Substantial and secluded plot | Three/four Double bedrooms | En-suite to master bedroom | Luxury family bathroom | 21”5 Lounge | Conservatory | study/ Fourth bedroom | 35”6 kitchen diner | Ground floor cloakroom | Long driveway | Beautifully manicured grounds | New UPVC double glazed windows | Gas central heating | Stylish décor throughout

122 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8UT • 01202 779911 • admin@churchfield.uk.com


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2 BEDROOM, SPLIT LEVEL CHARACTER APARTMENT Fresh to the market is this delightful 2 bedroom, split level apartment, in a character conversion close to Penn Hill. This spacious two double bedroom character first and second floor apartment is presented in excellent condition and benefits from a large and secluded private garden. Located within walking distance of Penn Hill village this apartment is one of just two in this lovely Victorian building, offered for sale with vacant possession. Benefiting from a private entrance, this apartment features a spacious hall with storage, leading to bedroom 2, a large lounge, contemporary shower room and large eat-in kitchen with bare brick feature wall, fully integrated appliances and a stainless steel double oven / range. The apartment features double glazed original style sash windows, neutral carpeting throughout with striped wood floors to the lounge. Upstairs could be considered a master suite, with double bedroom including built in storage and a luxurious second bathroom. Outside, the property features a contemporary 60ft private and secluded rear garden, with lawn and decking areas carefully considered to make the most of the sun.


ÂŁ229,950 FROST & CO LOWER PARKSTONE 01202 778855 www.frostandco.net

O pul ent l if esty l e Bespoke designed & truly "Opulent" in Evening Hill

This is a truly a stunning and attention to detail new build home in a sought after location and with the most amazing views across the water. This 3 storey detached gated home is interior boutique designed and furnished with many features. Offered with Lift, Feature entertaining lounge/ streamline and contemporary kitchen/ diner with fully opening doors from the lounge to an amazing view and glass panelled balcony. This is an entertaining home with landscaped gardens, decked terrace area with feature inset hot tub, double garage, turn table to the drive, Bar, No expense has been spared in this property with its features. An early viewing is highly recommende

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Newly decorated 2 bed flat , top floor with views, lift, Penthouse 3 bed furnished apartment with direct 2 beds, 2 baths, character cottage with feature lounge, secure parking, modern fitted kitchen, unfurnished, beach access and stunning views, Avail Now double garage and gardens, Avail Jan 15 Avail Now


Bungalow with 6 beds, 3 baths, annex potential, great Penthouse with 3 beds, modern kitchen, 3 baths, Detached rural character home set in own grounds, location in quiet lane, school catchment decked terrace with harbour views set in a hamlet village, lots of space and gardens

Saxe Coburg would like to wish all our clients and friends old and new a very

Happy Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

ASK THE EXPERT Tony Peters Planit Mortgages Your local mortgage adviser

The fear factor Mortgage rates are at an all time low.


This section is dedicated to the movers and shakers of local property, bringing you the news of who’s who, where they are and what they’re up to. If you have news of career changes, promotions and developments please send it to vicky@house-mag.co.uk for inclusion.

You can get a 2 year fixed rate from as little as 1.49%, a 5 year fixed rate from 2.56% (actually, I had to look at that again to make sure it was right – a 5 year fixed rate at 2.56% - wow!) 7 years fixed at 3.19% and even 10 years fixed at 3.45% - again wow! Yet, as it turns out, 91% of participants in the property market are fearful. Why is that? According to recent surveys, sellers are fearful they won’t get top price for their home and concerned about high estate agent fees. Buyers are fearful that they might pay too much for properties, fearful they won’t get a mortgage or worry whether they can afford it in the long term. The recent changes in stamp duty mean that they are no longer a problem for anyone buying below £2m so that concern has been swept away. Without going all philosophical here, fear is your imagination predicting the worst case scenario and amplifying it in your mind. Be honest with yourself and think about how many times your worst fears have been realised. I bet it’s less than the fingers on one hand. Yes, we have been through a crisis. Costs have risen, wages haven’t but we are on the turn. We can all feel it but are fearful of taking a leap too early. However, we all know what they say about the early bird….

LAILA SAFAEE JOINS MERIDIAN ESTATE AGENTS Meridian Estate Agents are delighted to announce the return of Laila Safaee to their Parkstone branch in Poole as Lettings Manager and she will also take lead with the companies PR in all aspects. Including

I have no idea how long these freakishly low rates are going to last but if it’s fear holding you back, cast it aside and replace it with optimism and excitement about your potential new home at a cost that’s so affordable, especially if you can fix it for a long time and know your budget for years to come.

regularly organised events and charity fund raising. Laila previously worked for the company for 3 years in which time she built a fantastic reputation locally. Will Maxted, Branch Manager comments “Laila has exceeded all

At least some people have made the leap. Normally this time of year we are winding up our existing business in time for Christmas and not taking much new business on but this year we have not stopped. This is the busiest December for at least 6 years. People are beginning to take the plunge again and we expect the property market to pick up substantially in 2015.

expectations in her first week back- with 7 lets in just 5 days and all within

If you want to get ahead of the crowd, we are available over the Christmas and New Year period and would be happy to discuss your options.

Laila adds “I am overwhelmed and extremely pleased to be back. I have

We look forward to speaking with you when you are ready to make your move. Be bold in 2015. Realise your dreams and don’t let the fear get in the way.

24 hour turnaround from instruction. As well as hitting the departments month target in other areas in just 5 days also. You would not believe it is December in our office, although it is safe to say my team are certainly feeling the Christmas spirit.”

an incredible team, we all work efficiently and smoothly together which is great. I really appreciate the genuine support I have received- I have been very warmly welcomed back and I can see that 2015 is going to be a great year for us. I live, breath and love my role as lettings manager and I guess this is reflected in the results. Meridian Estate Agents has always been a successful, professional brand and with my new role of PR Manager, I am looking forward to adding an injection of fun and we will be proudly getting more actively involved with the community.

In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year from all of us at Planit Mortgages.

In the meantime I welcome existing and new clients and landlords to get in touch with myself for no obligation advice on lettings and I urge all landlords

Call 01202 233660 today, email me on tony@planit-mortgages. co.uk or visit our website at www.planit-mortgages.co.uk

with vacant properties this December to get in touch on 01202 742020 so I can assist you.”

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A delightful detached character 3 bedroom cottage within moments of Ringwood Town centre. • • • • • • • •

Excellent Town Centre Location Ringwood School Catchment Over 826 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bath/Sower Rooms Off Road Parking Versatile Accommodation EPC Rating D

Price Guide £275,000

St Leonards Spacious bungalow set in approximately 1/3 of an acre in the popular residential location of Ashley Heath with Ringwood Forest, the Castleman Trailway and Moors Valley Country Park all on the doorstep. Epc rating D . • • • •

Set in 1/3 acre 3 bedrooms Approaching 1800 sq ft 2 Bath/Shower Rooms

Price Guide £425,000

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FOR HELP, INFORMATION, VIEWINGS AND VALUATIONS PLEASE CALL 01425 484466 Ringwood Office 23 High Street Ringwood Hampshire BH24 1AB ringwood@w-w.co.uk www.w-w.co.uk

Business Profile Tony Peters Planit Mortgages How did the company first begin? The company opened for business in April 2001 by proprietor Julie Hardman. Julie had been working for an IFA in London since 1991 and wanted to move to Dorset. With over 20 years experience and a large client bank, once she moved she found that a lot of clients followed her and she was able to take on staff and grow the business. How have you seen the company develop over the years since beginning? The company has been able to grow mainly through referrals. Customer service is essential to this business. In addition, having professional, hard working advisers who are good at communicating with customers is important. Anthony Peters joined us in 2011 and has been instrumental in growing our client base. Are there any goals you would like the company to achieve? We would like to help more people achieve their dreams of owning their own property. In addition, we would like to help the business sector by helping businesses refinance and grow. Buy to let has shown large growth in the last 10 years. Many of our clients are landlords and we have been able to help them grow their portfolios. Have you always wanted to set up your own business? Yes. It has been a challenge and there have been some rough times especially through the recession. Owning your own business means you can develop it in line with customer needs. It is also fulfilling to take on advisers and see them do well through training and development. What were your decisions behind setting up Planit Mortgages? I wanted to set up Planit Mortgages as many people were experiencing difficulties in obtaining mortgages. A lot of decisions at banks are made by computers. We have access to many

lenders who are not on the high street and who will look at individuals. This has lead to many new happy clients who have managed to buy property or remortgage when they had previously been declined by banks. How do you see the company growing? We will continue to put customers first. By providing first class service we hope that more clients will come to us. In the coming New Year we would like to help more first time buyers purchase their first property. We would like to help our existing customers move on or help them with loans for extensions to their properties. We can also help ensure they are paying the lowest rates possible for their circumstances. By remortgaging, many clients can save money especially if they are paying a lenders standard variable rate. Rates for mortgages are now at an all time low and now is a fantastic time to see if clients can save money. We can also help landlords grow their portfolios through refinancing. With regards to small businesses there are many ways we can help them expand for example through asset financing or commercial lending. In addition, we would also like to take on more advisers so that we can help more customers. As a mortgage company, what makes Planit Mortgages unique in comparison to your competitors? Every enquiry we take seriously, we will contact every lender to try and place a case. I would say that we are able to place over 90% of enquiries. For those people who we cannot help we can show them what steps they need to take to improve their standing so they can apply at some time in the future. We are able to deal with clients on the phone, online through computers or face to face if required. We understand that many people work during the week so our phone

lines are open in the evenings and at weekends. For developers and businesses, we have a select group of private funders who can help fund projects from £1m to £500m. Our largest deal completed has been £16m and we are currently looking at projects up to £275m. What is your most common question asked? Can you help me get a mortgage? Yes we can.

CONTACT Tel: 01202 233660 tony@planit-mortgages. co.uk www.planit-mortgages.co.uk

Business Profile Rob Batten

Spencers of The New Forest How did you get into this line of work? I’ve been an estate agent since I was 17. I fell into estate agency. It was a bit of luck that I found the job that suited my skills and strengths immediately after I left school.

What advice would you give someone starting up a new business? You’re only as good as your staff, so invest in them and look after them - buy them coffee machines!

When and why did you establish your own company? I’d been working for the property website Rightmove for six years dealing with the top estate agencies in the country and seeing best industry practice. In 2004 I was given the opportunity to purchase my own business in Brockenhurst and have never looked back.

What qualities make a good entrepreneur/ business person? You need to be creative and forward-thinking, driven and motivated.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Being in an industry where no two days are the same is always quite exciting. I’ve also been very lucky in seeing and selling some amazing properties over the years and I’ve met some very interesting people, too.

What are the most difficult aspects of your job? Negotiating the property minefield is the most difficult part: keeping things together, problem solving and finding solutions. A lot of hand-holding is required and appreciated, especially in an industry where people can change their minds; when that occurs we have to manage expectations and soften the blow.

Tell us about one of your most memorable work moments? The business was still in its infancy when we completed on our first million pound sale. We were approaching our first anniversary, and I remember that it was Christmas Eve – that was very memorable!

Tel 01590 622551 www.spencersnewforest.com

MY DAY A typical day in my life would be:

• In the office by 8.45am • Daily catch-up/meeting with the team

If you could be anywhere, where would you be and why? I am really happy in the New Forest, it’s such a beautiful place, and you can easily dip in and out of London on the train – why would you want to be anywhere else?

Where do you go locally to relax? A great forest or coastal walk ending up at a good forest pub for lunch.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas in the Forest? Working in a small village community enables me to experience first hand the build-up and excitement leading to a village Christmas.

What is your New Year’s resolution? After a recent break from having a dog, we intend to have a new arrival in the New Year perhaps a rescue puppy!

What do you like most about where you work? I never tire of the stunning and diverse scenery and also the free-roaming animals.

• When we’re busy I’m working flat out, flying in and out of the office • Leave the office between 6-7pm • When it’s light we enjoy walking in the evening, but at this time of year I tend to go home, light the fire and snuggle down.

VITAL STATISTICS Rob takes us through his vital statistics.

Born Virginia Water

Leisure pursuit Hill walking

Education Robert Mays, Odiham Car Audi

What’s on your iPod The Beatles, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Ed Sheeran to name just a few…

Favourite film Shawshank Redemption

Favourite gadget My iPad

Favourite book The Belgariad Series by David Eddings

Last holiday Ile de Re with the family

Favourite meal Thai



Kitchen/Dining Room | Drawing Room | Study/Dining Room | Four Bedrooms Garage (Potential For Development STPP) | EPR Current 43 Potential 60

BRANSGORE £339,000

BURLEY £895,000



A quite delightful character four bedroom family home with outbuildings

Large Sitting/Dining Room | Kitchen | Rear Lobby/Utility Room | Master Suite Bedroom Two | Bathroom | Garage | Garden | EPR Current 72 Potential 75


A beautifully presented two bedroom detached bungalow

Dining Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Three Bedrooms Detached Garage | Southerly Aspect Rear Garden | EPR Current 64 Potential 68

Kitchen | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Three Bedrooms | Parking | Double Garage | In Excess Of One Acre Of Garden | EPR Current 59 Potential 82

BURLEY £775,000

BURLEY £649,950


Situated in an idyllic secluded forest location in a wonderful sylvan setting


A three bedroom home in private gardens extending to about half an acre

Enjoying delightful forest views and direct forest access

An extremely spacious four bedroom family home

Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Three Bedrooms Barn/Workshop | Approximately 0.63 Acres | EPR Current 51 Potential 80

Study | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Four Bedrooms Off-Road Parking | Gardens | Workshop/Shed | EPR Current 75 Potential 75

BURLEY £695,000

BASHLEY £580,000



A spacious four bedroom detached bungalow in exclusive Avon Castle

Spacious Reception Hall | Living Room | Dining Room | Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Five Bedrooms | Extensive Front/Rear Gardens | Awaiting EPR

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Living Room | Dining Room | Master And Guest Suites Double Garage | Landscaped Gardens | EPR Current 56 Potential 65



NE W A spacious three/four bedroom home backing onto trail way

Living Room | Dining Room | Family Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Four Bedrooms | Master Suite | Garage | Garden | EPR Current 64 Potential 66

Living/Dining Room | Fitted Kitchen | Utility/Breakfast Room | Dining Room Three Bedrooms | Master Suite | Garage | Gardens | EPR Current 59 Potential 77






A four bedroom architect designed bungalow in a most sought after road





A beautifully presented detached family home located in a rural setting

A beautifully presented three bedroom house situated in a quiet road

A spacious home in the National Park with excellent living accommodation

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Three Bedrooms Master Dressing Room | Garage | Garden | EPR Current 64 Potential 76

Living Room | Dining/Family Room | Fitted Kitchen | Three Double Bedrooms Two En Suite | Garage | Large Front/Rear Gardens | EPR Current 44 Potential 73




Business Profile Russell O’Sullivan Greys Estate Agents What is your position within the company? Director When did you start at Greys Estate Agents: May 2002 What was your first job? I started my own little car cleaning business at 12 or 13. I’d make my way from one end of the road we used to live in, to the other and had about 20 cars to do every weekend. My bike was the preferred mode of transport back then. What has been your best and worst moment in business? The recession was tough and big changes had to be made along the way but learning how to adapt (fast) and remaining focused to keep the business moving forwards was a huge achievement for us. What is the best bit about running a business? Being involved on a daily basis and building a company you are proud of. Having clients come back after dealing with them several years ago is always so nice to see and very humbling if I’m honest - We’re an independent company so have to perform, secure repeat business and maintain a strong reputation to survive and develop as a business. We aim to become an integral part of the community and provide a service people can trust so when I hear that people are recommending Greys for either sales or lettings, it’s reassuring to say the least. What advice would you give to anyone starting a local business? Depending on the type of business you are starting, the location you choose can either make or break your chances of success so don’t rush to acquire the first available unit – Take your time and be

thorough considering the options. You will need your first 3-6 months operating costs set to one side and a clear advertising campaign – It’s crucial to do your research and spend wisely when advertising as it’s easy to waste money in areas where there is no chance of a return. Brand awareness and building a profile is important from the very beginning as potential customers MUST know you exist so be creative. Always remember the fundamental reasons you went into business in the first place… To provide a good service to your customers, make a good profit and stand out from the rest – We’ve kept using our notorious ‘Spoken For’ oval boards as opposed to ‘Sale Agreed’ as it makes us different. Your working day won’t start at 9 and finish at 5 but if high standards are maintained and the hard work is put in, it will pay off. What drives you to succeed? Definitely my competitive nature. The simple fact that I believe in Greys and what we do here drives me to exceed whatever limits may be suggested. Do you have any comments on current market conditions? Supply is historically low and demand has been high, which has forced prices up dramatically since the start of the year. 2014 has been one of our busiest years and conditions (both sales and lettings) remain very active. What are your predictions for 2015? Positive hopefully. I would expect things to rise gradually, maybe 2-3% by the end of the year. However, I can’t see there is much room to maintain the sustainable growth we’ve seen this year so I’d like to see the supply/demand ratio even out a bit or it could have a knock-on effect. The recent changes in the structure of stamp duty will certainly have a good impact on the market especially for those

Parkstone Branch 444 Ashley Road Parkstone, Dorset BH14 0AA 01202 710001 parkstone@greysestateagents.co.uk



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selling property in the region £250,000 - £300,000. Equally, there is a saving to be made by first time buyers making their way on to the property ladder. The majority of people buying and selling will benefit from the revised system. What are the plans for the future at Greys? We have several ideas and areas we would like to expand into but much of what we plan to do in the next couple of years will be governed by things out of our control… If the market remains active and the economy shows continuing signs of recovery, we have every intention to increase the size of the business with additional offices. We have recently reintroduced lettings back into our Upton branch, which will allow us to cast our net a little further and continue to build on our register of managed properties. We are looking to recruit a sales and lettings negotiator for our Upton office as soon as possible so please forward a CV to me for consideration, regardless of your level of experience. rosullivan@greysestateagents.co.uk

VITAL STATISTICS Russell takes us through his vital statistics.

Born: Poole - 10/05/1983

Car: BMW 330d

Children: Not yet

Favourite film: Step Brothers

Marital Status: In a relationship

Favourite local place to eat: Koh Thai

Schools/Education: Lytchett Minster School

Worst habit: Probably biting my finger nails

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ASHLEY CROSS £570,000 A rarely available, substantial and charming four/ five bedroom detached family home located in Ashley Cross village. The property has a 28’ kitchen with large wood burner and is located in a quiet cul de sac. Viewing is recommended.

ASHLEY CROSS £214,950 A well presented two bedroom, two bathroom first floor purpose built apartment set in the heart of the vibrant Ashley Cross Village within walking distance of the numerous amenities and transport links. Offered for sale with no forward chain. EPC VALUES 81 81 B

ASHLEY CROSS £345,000.

POOLE £249,950

A lovely three double bedroom Victorian family home with accommodation over 3 floors. The property is located in Ashley Cross and the popular Lilliput and Baden Powell school catchment areas.

A top floor two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment located in a beautifully wooded and quiet location. The property benefits from a large sun balcony and a garage. These apartments are rarely available and early viewing is recommended.



LOWER PARKSTONE £235,000 Presented to the highest standard, this two bedroom two bathroom first floor apartment offers well planned and spacious accommodation. Located within walking distance of Ashley Cross village with its numerous bistro’s, bars, independent shops and transport links. EPC VALUES 78 81 C

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Available to view from 2nd December onwards, call to register your interest. This three bedroom, two reception character mid terrace house is located in the heart of Alexandra Park and within the Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment.

A charming three bedroom detached family home benefiting from a 50ft south facing rear garden. Located in the Courthill first and Baden Powell middle school catchment. Viewing comes highly recommended.

A spacious, character three bedroom split level apartment located in Ashley Cross village. The property is presented in good order throughout and has many original features including open fireplaces and architraves




PENN HILL £599,950 A beautifully presented five/six bedroom detached Edwardian home with many original features. This property is located in the Courthill and Baden Powell School catchment and is within walking distance of Penn Hill village and Branksome Park Woods. EPC VALUES 56 67 D

SANDBANKS £650,000 ‘Tom’ offers three bedrooms including a master with en-suite bathroom and built in wardrobes. Offering the very latest in design and style and a very high quality finish throughout. Located on the famous Sandbanks peninsular within walking distance of safe sandy beaches, RMYC and SYC. EPC VALUES 83 92 B

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BRANKSOME £325,000

A spacious two double bedroom character first floor maisonette presented in excellent condition and benefiting from a private garden. Located within walking distance of Penn Hill village this apartment is one of just two in this lovely Victorian building, offered for sale with vacant possession. EPC VALUES 62 68 D

An attractive two double bedroom semi detached Victorian house located in a quiet, mature road close to Westbourne centre. The property has a south facing garden and a double garage. Owners suited and keen to sell. EPC VALUES 56 79 D


ASLEY CROSS £499,950

A stunning two double bedroom two bathroom contemporary apartment located in Ashley Cross village centre within walking distance of local shops. The property has a balcony and underground parking. Impeccable order throughout - viewing recommended. EPC VALUES

A bright and spacious four /five bedroom, three /two reception room detached family home located in the favoured Lilliput and Baden Powell school catchment area, offered for sale with no forward chain. EPC VALUES 65 81 D



A beautifully presented five bedroom three bathroom detached family home of great character located in a popular residential road within walking distance of Penn hill village centre. The property has a large south facing rear garden and viewing comes highly recommended. EPC VALUES 63 71 D

A substantial four/five bedroom three/two reception two bath detached family home located in a quiet cul de sac. The property has two large reception rooms, a 32’ open plan kitchen/dining/dayroom and a south west facing rear garden. Courthill and Baden Powell School catchment. Viewing recommended. EPC VALUES 63 71 D

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Business Profile We talk to Architectual Visualisation Specialists Planning 3D Who are Planning 3D? If you’ve ever seen TV programs such as Sarah Beeny’s ‘Double Your House For Half The Money’ or ‘Grand Designs’ with Kevin McCloud, you will have noticed how useful the 3D animations and images can be for understanding the proposed house plans or alterations. At Planning 3D, we offer this unique solution for your very own ‘Grand Design’, allowing you to explore your plans and make adjustments at the ‘Planning & Design’ stage, when the cost of change is lower and quicker. After all, you don’t want to make ‘nightmare’ changes during the Build phase, as those TV shows often highlight. What is the main benefit of using a company like Planning 3D We are a small, local business offering big impact solutions! The main benefit of getting help from us is that you can see how a feature wall, room or even entire house will look before you start the work. Whether you simply want to change the style of your front door and can’t decide what will look right or want to redesign your entire home from the ground up, we can help. We work with self builders as well as many other professionals including architects, developers, planning agencies, land & estate agents, interior designers and even solicitors! Our solutions are tailored to a clients specific requirements. By investing a relatively small amount at the start of your project, we can help you to avoid costly alterations during the build phase. Are Architects plans required before using your services? No. Planning 3D can work from a number of formats including your architects digital 2D plans, an interior designers hand drawn plan or, if it is an existing environment we can come out and measure. We then put these dimensions into our system and create a 3D model. This model can be customised and tailored to your specific plan, which means we can make alterations as your ideas develop. By collaborating with other professionals, we can work together to create a space that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Ideally clients should come to us at the earliest stage possible, to ease the pressure when making those crucial design choices. Typically what types of project do you work on? Our week is very varied. One day we may be liaising with a client who wants to see how their lounge will look furnished in a particular style and colour, then another we could be working on a housing project

with a local developer which requires planning permission. We tend to work mostly with self build customers, architects and developers who are looking to create visuals for their projects, however there is no specific type of client. We also work on commercial builds such as offices, retail, leisure and hotel. If you’ve got a plan, we can visualise it! Can the visuals be used in other ways, such as applying for planning? Yes, and they can help to support or oppose an application. Interestingly, we dealt with a project not long ago for a group of people who needed help opposing a new build near their block of flats. Residents of the block grouped together to form an opposition party, that collectively identified areas of key concern from a planning perspective. We worked in conjunction with the solicitor and residents. Our visuals showed buildings size, overlooking, street scene etc. and illustrated how the proposed design might negatively impact them. This created a more visually compelling argument against the proposed design, enabling a more informed decision at the council meetings. Do you offer other services apart from visualisations? Yes, absolutely! There really is a huge demand for our other property related services, which include 3D floor plans, animation and professional photography. If you are looking to sell or rent a property or perhaps you are a builder looking to

put your property portfolio online, we can offer quality photography at very competitive prices. Just take a look at our work online to see a great range of sample images. We are also one of the first companies in Dorset to offer ‘Twilight’ property photography. Our specialist lighting techniques enhance the look of the property by illuminating key selling features of your home at dusk, creating dramatic eye-catching images that really stand out to the buyers. Are your services cost effective? We recently provided 3D visualisation services to help a couple starting a new build project. They wanted to see how their design could look when built and furnished. When the client reviewed the visuals they identified 26 fundamental design changes that needed to be made, covering room size, window and door locations, lighting and even external finishes, such as brick and render choice. They told us the cost avoidance of these changes paid for their fitted kitchen! Was the client happy? Did they get value for money? Did they recommend us to others? Absolutely! I want to know more, what happens next? If you are interested in taking advantage of our services please either send a copy of your plans to info@ planning3d.co.uk or give us a call on 01202 237 937 to discuss the options available and how we may help you to proceed. Additionally you can visit our website to see examples of our work at www.planning3d.co.uk

Chris Baker Planning 3D 01202 237 937 info@planning3d.co.uk www.planning3d.co.uk
















CANFORD CLIFFS A spacious three double bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment set in the heart of Canford Cliffs enjoying outstanding 180 degree panoramic views over the whole bay. Located within a level walk to Canford Cliffs village and with easy pedestrian access via the Chine to the golden sandy beaches of Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks. The apartment has been recently modernised by the current owners to a high standard and benefits from a luxury fitted kitchen and sitting room with doors leading to the sun terrace.


Price Guide £749,950




• An imaginatively designed luxury development of fourteen 2 & 3 bed spacious apartments • Finished to a high standard by the award winning Bracken Developments • Beautiful contemporary apartments with large balconies/terraces located just a short walk to Canford Cliffs Village

• Extremely well presented modern 3 storey townhouse set in a private gated development of 3 properties • Has been subject to recent cosmetic refurbishment. Share of Freehold • Good size lounge with balcony & luxury fitted kitchen/breakfast room, garage, private sun patio & communal grounds

Price Guide £1,550,000

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• A stunning four bedroom contemporary style house, designed by the award winning architects Trinity • No 63 has been built to the highest standard with attention to detail in every area • The exceptional specification has been carefully constructed to produce a beautiful & truly bespoke contemporary living space



• A stunning contemporary style 3 double bed duplex penthouse apartment • An extremely well presented throughout apartment with the spacious accommodation spread over 2 floors • Available fully furnished & with a Share of Freehold. Vacant Possession


• Two brand new contemporary 4 bed detached houses located in a quiet position • Built to the highest specification, approximately 3,500 sq ft each with excellent harbour views • Open plan kitchen/living area, dining rm, study, cinema rm, 4 beds, 4 baths, dble grge, balconies & terrace

• A superb three double bedroom, three bathroom ground floor apartment. • Within a purpose built development of luxury apartments occupying a prime seafront location Recently refurbished & finished to an extremely high standard throughout with stunning sea views

Price Guide £645,000




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Business Profile Savas Ersahin Avenue Estates

When were you established? Avenue Estates opened its doors on the 2nd of June 2014, we previously traded under another name for 5 years and built up a large portfolio of landlords and managed properties but following a re-structuring of the business we decided it was time to go our separate ways and create Avenue.

What was your first job? I was actually a DJ in a local nightclub at the age of 17, too young to actually be in the club but they didn’t mind me supplying the music.

What has been your best and worst moment in business? Fortunately for me I am yet to have a bad experience in the business, I am only 27 so I am sure that along the way mistakes will be made but I guess that’s often the only way to learn. Creating Avenue Estates along with my partner Martin Brookes I would say is my best moment in business thus far. We took a run down carpet shop in Winton and created one of the most eye catching offices in Bournemouth, I think that within itself is an achievement.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Surround yourself with positivity. Everyone has days when just want to stay in bed but by having positive people around you those days are quickly forgotten. When things aren’t going quite the way you plan its essential to

have people in your life that can bring you up and make you realize that things could be much worse, I am lucky to be surrounded by positivity in both my personal and business life. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? In the Avenue Estates offices closing down deals of course, Oh unless it’s a weekend and then I would want to be laying on a beach in Thailand sipping on an ice cold cocktail with my wife.

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? I am a strong believer that entrepreneurs are born and not made and I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My father who is my inspiration successfully built a catering company from nothing and is now reaping the benefits relaxing over in Florida. I think a good entrepreneur always has the willingness to take risks in business, so many people are scared of failing in business but if you don’t try you will never know.

What drives you to succeed? I think the fear of failure is what drives most people to succeed.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I hope to see Avenue Estates at the top of its game with multiple branches offering customers an honest, friendly and transparent service.

VITAL STATISTICS Savas takes us through his vital statistics.

Born Poole, Dorset

Party Trick Spinning Some Tunes

Children Not Yet

Worst Habit Bad Temper

Marital Status Married (Punching above my weight)

What’s on your iPod believe it or not I love a bit of House

School Bournemouth School for Boys

Favorite Gadget My Iphone 6


485 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2AW 01202 512 354 | info@avenue-estates.co.uk | www.avenue-estates.co.uk

Favorite Film The Wolf of Wall Street

Last Holiday Rome with the Wife

Most embarrassing moment I rarely have them

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Business ProďŹ le Ralph Paris

Paris Estate and Letting Agents How did Paris begin? I started the business in 1993 and this was born out of my passion for property and people. Initially the focus was concentrated on my own rental properties and then as people saw how smoothly this ran other landlords asked if I would look after their interests and that is how my reputation grew. Then by natural progression this expanded into property sales. How has Paris developed over the years? The business has grown dramatically over the years, from me working from home, to a company that now has a prominent central office in Bournemouth with a team of 7 dedicated colleagues. The main area of expansion has been property sales with over the past 5 years this growing from strength to strength and in particular the last two years really progressing as the market has changed and our reputation building in this field. I am always proud to say that a lot of our business comes through referral, you cannot beat word of mouth. Do you have any specific goals you would like the company to achieve over the coming years? Social media is an area that all businesses have to embrace which is particularly difficult for a business which prefers good old fashioned communication. So our goal for the next 12 months is to progress this side of our marketing which will give greater exposure of our clients properties and also expand our company profile to people who may not have heard of us.

What makes Bournemouth such a great place for property in your opinion? The Bournemouth area is so vibrant and has such a diverse housing stock, everything from a studio flat to a sandbanks beach house and everything in between. This makes my job so interesting and especially with the varied client base too. However the best client for me is a local family or a first time buyer, it is always so satisfying helping people find their dream home, and doing what you can to make this possible for them. In comparison to your competitors, what makes Paris so great? We are a company that is not lead by targets, its all about service and going the extra mile. This means that we make decisions for the right reasons rather than to just earn an extra fee. Is there anything specific that sets you apart from the crowd? From a property sales perspective our fee of 0.85% plus vat. is saving home owners hundreds and thousands of pounds. Sometimes clients don’t realise exactly how much their bill to their estate agent adds up to. Through us you get a premium service, no corners are cut, and we offer full and comprehensive marketing, excellent customer service and that bit extra that only our clients would be able to put their finger on.

Do you have any plans to grow the business further? Yes growth is definitely on the cards but it is vital that when a business expands that they maintain the service and core values that made them successful originally. 2015 will be an exciting year for us.

Do you think that being a family led business plays to any advantage in the business? People like to know who they are dealing, I feel it makes a business more approachable and clients always feel assured when they are dealing with a proprietor directly. We get a lot of feedback from clients that they find the larger corporate agencies less personable and that they feel more like a number than a person. Also I believe the team in the office benefits from having a hands on proprietor.

Will you ever venture out of Bournemouth? If so/not why? On a personal level Bournemouth has always been my home and an area that I know best so I cannot see this changing. So for this reason the business will always be firmly routed in the area. However the company has in recent times sold a property in London which was an enjoyable experience.

What type of client do you tend to attract if any? If so, is there a reason perhaps behind why you tend to attract such customers? We are a traditional company with old fashioned core values and we tend to attract clients of the same nature. Estate agents do tend to have a certain image that I believe we don’t follow and I know our clients value us for that reason.

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Business Profile Martyn Weeks Lamco Design

MY DAY A typical day in my life would be:

When were you established? 1982 What was your first job? Wardrobe manufacturing - of course! What has been your best and worst moment in business? Best - Working with some of our countries top interior designers and architects. From imagining the initial concept, through to the execution and delivering high end bespoke furniture for award winning houses across the country. Worst - Realising the time scales they would like completion of our furniture What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Really listen to what your customers want from you. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? Maldives. Why - its the Maldives ! What is your favourite local Haunt? Lake Yard marina.

• Breakfast - Then walk my two working cocker spaniels over on the beach. • Into work around 7:30. look at my design visits for the day. Have a morning meeting about the manufacturing of a particular job going through workshop that day - as well as what units are being installed and where. • Check E-mails, then off to the design visits and appointments for the day.

• I usually aim to be back to the showroom around 4:30 / 5:00 to enable me to draw up any jobs from the days appointments. Check on progress of the days installation, as well as manufacturing. • Check E-mails and calls. Draw up what I can. • Home usually around 7:00 - Walk the dogs again with the wife.

VITAL STATISTICS Martyn takes us through his vital statistics.

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Thinking out side the box. What drives you to succeed? Family. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? New designs, new innovations, new clients. London base.

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Born Poole

Favourite Film Point Break.

Last Holiday Maldives

Children None

Party Trick None

Marital Status Married.

Worst Habit Crack my fingers.

Most embarrassing moment My dog scooting along the showroom floor on his bum, scratching his bum, while a very important client came in to discuss figures.

School Henry Harbin - Poole.

What’s on your iPod Ben Howard.

Car Van!

Favourite Gadget I Phone.

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FOXES OPEN A NEW SALES DEPARTMENT Foxes are delighted to announce the opening of their new sales department, operating from the company’s landmark office, Pars House on Poole Hill in Bournemouth town centre. The new department will strongly complement the company’s well-established property management and lettings departments, and means Foxes can deal with all aspects of residential property under one roof. The newly formed sales department is headed by highly experienced agent Nick Richards, who joins Foxes from a successful period with House & Son, and will be engaged in selling properties across the

Bournemouth and Poole area. Nick has nearly a decade of experience in the local market, across all types of property including family homes, investment properties and second homes. To celebrate the launch of the new sales department, Foxes are offering vendors the opportunity to sell their property for a fee of just 1% with no VAT payable, for a limited time period only. Sales manager Nick Richards advises that “many other local agents are charging at least 1.5% plus VAT, so we can potentially save sellers over 40% on their agency fees. However, it’s not all about a cheap fee; we want people to come

for the fee but stay for the service we offer and the results we produce.” On the first and second floor of Pars House, the thriving property management department currently manages several thousand units across the south, plus several hundred tenanted properties are looked after by the lettings department, making Foxes one of the largest agencies in the area. The company was established in 1996 but can trace its roots back to the property management department of the original Fox & Sons, founded in 1868. The distinctive Pars House is a listed building and was formerly home to renowned chemists Par & Co, who occupied the building for more than a century from the 1870s onwards. Although the building still retains its traditional appearance from the outside, internally the ground floor sales and lettings office has just been refurbished to complete the company’s fresh new look. Director Damon Robbins says that “the office refurbishment has given us a really bright and open space and lets us create a more relaxed seating area where clients can come in and browse properties with us in comfort whilst enjoying a coffee.” To find out more about the services Foxes can offer, and to book a free, no obligation appraisal of your property, please contact Nick Richards on 01202 299600 or e-mail nick.richards@foxes.co.uk or why not pop into the office to discuss your requirements and check out the new look office.

I’m very proud that Dunkley Tiles and Bathrooms is a family business. It sets us apart.

DUNKLEY TILES AND BATHROOMS SPLASHES OUT FOR 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS have been held for the 40th anniversary of Dunkley Tiles and Bathrooms in Bournemouth. The family owned business, which employs 12 people and has a £1.5 million turnover, marked the occasion with a staff meal. Based in Winton, the company was founded by Anthony and Carol Dunkley in 1974. Their son, Scott, now runs the business. Originally selling tiles and associated products, the company diversified into bathrooms two years ago and now serves the retail, trade and commercial markets. About 85 per cent of the tiles it sells are imported.

Scott, who officially joined the business in 1994 at the age of 18, said: “We’re proud to be celebrating our 40th anniversary after what has been a tough five years.

The company’s new commercial arm is particularly targeting its products and services at architects, interior designers, shopfitters, building surveyors and developers.

“We’ve faced some major challenges but we’ve emerged on the other side with a good strong team and I’m very confident about the future.”

Scott said: “I’m very proud that Dunkley Tiles and Bathrooms is a family business. It sets us apart.

Future plans include the opening of a fifth showroom - Studio 410 - featuring tiles and natural stone at its Kemp Road site as well as a public open day in March 2015.

“We were a founder member of the Family Business Club, run by our accountants Princecroft Willis. It’s a fantastic forum to meet other family businesses in an informal setting and share experiences. “David Watton, a Director at Princecroft Willis, has been our accountant since 1989 and I have total trust in him. There used to be two people a business owner would call - the bank manager and the accountant. For me, it’s now just the accountant. David’s advice is invaluable.”

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Business Profile Kevin Perris

Land & Plot Finder Kevin Perris of Land & Plot Finder’s Acquisitions department is pleased to report some positive changes in the planning and development landscape which will have a positive effect on the local housing market. With over 30 years experience in property related businesses Kevin heads up our team of planning experts who can quickly identify the potential and suitability of buildings or land for redevelopment. This recent conversation with a Ferndown resident should illustrate the changes that have taken place: I currently own a 5 bedroom detached house in Ferndown which sits on an extremely large corner plot. I have had a few approaches from builders and developers over the last couple of months who have expressed an interest in purchasing a portion of my garden for redevelopment. Each time this has happened I have received quite disappointing offers. The main reason that potential buyers are coming up with low offers is due to the local authority demanding significant payments for such things as parks, highways, and social housing (Section 106 agreements and social housing levies) I understand that there have been some recent changes that have been introduced by the government relating to these charges, can you indicate how that will help with the value of my land. Yes the Government have just introduced a threshold of 10 new units or 1,000 Sqm of habitable accommodation before any of these charges will now apply. This is very good news for people in your situation with

small scale developments as it will mean that you will see a significant improvement in your land value. Under the old policy introduced by East Dorset District Council for example, the Authority would have required a Social Housing contribution calculated at £350 per Sqm of any resulting new building. Therefore a typical 100 Sqm, 2 bedroomed Bungalow would have attracted a payment of £35,000. Other section 106 charges would most likely take this figure over £40,000. It’s not surprising then that developers chose either not to build in the area at all or do so only at the expense of the land owner. Of course in light of the recent announcement by the Chancellor on Stamp Duty changes there will be additional savings on purchase costs for developers, which will again lower their costs and enable them to be more generous when making offers.

Mr & Mrs Williams, Wimborne: We are both retired and live in a three bedroom bungalow. Our garden is approximately

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150ft long and to be honest we only use a small part of it closest to the property. We would be happy to sell some of the garden for re-development. How do you work out what the land is worth? This is a scenario that we see often at LPF. First of all we look at local planning policies to ascertain whether planning permission is likely to be granted on the severed land. Next we would look at the architectural issues and establish what kind of property or properties could realistically be accommodated on the site. From this we work out the gross development value of the scheme. After deducting the various costs to plan and build the units we arrive at a land value.

Okay now we know the value of the land how do we go about selling it? The easiest method of sale would be to find a suitable purchaser on a Subject to Planning basis which would put you, the land owner at no financial risk. This is because the purchaser would undertake a planning application at their cost and risk. LPF have a data base of individuals and development companies that have a proven track record, the required planning expertise and crucially sufficient funding in place. We would match your land to the most appropriate purchasers and invite them to make an offer. Once a sale is agreed we would monitor progress right through until legal completion.




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Construction is now well underway on this luxuriously appointed detached dwelling Ellesfield Drive, West Parley, Ferndown, in Ashley Heath. The site was originally an overgrown section With construction to commence this month. A luxury Nestled in the heart due of West Parley within moments of of garden adjacent to a detached Dudsbury Golf Course, Morgan are delighted crafted architecturally designed familyHampton residence beautifully bungalow. Land and plot finder’s to launch ‘OwlsallRoost’. brand new beautifully crafted and blending of theAcomforts ofNew modern living. within Homes Sales Set section have chalet style family residence blending all of the comforts already secured a sale “off an expansive mature plot in a much sort after semi-rural plan” withenjoying the new owners of modern living with traditional styling, well moving in location within level walking distance of Wimborne 2015. light.Town considered accommodation floodedearly withinnatural This

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Iwerne Minster

Land & Plot Finder successfully identified the potential offered by two Land & Plot Finder were asked to assess the potential development oversized rear gardens in Bournemouth. Construction is now underway value of a disused petrol station in Iwerne Minster, Dorset. Based on our on a pair of one bedroom houses, ideal for first time buyers. Land and Plot assessment planning permission was granted for a pair of 4 bedroomed St. Leaonards £550,000 Iwerne Minster £POA Finder Sales will be launching the finished homes in January 2015. semi detached houses which are now completed and being launched by our New Homes department in the new year.


“We asked Land & Plot Finder to come and look at our property which had a large under used rear garden. They were able to quickly identify the development potential and guide us through the planning process. We subsequently sold a portion of our garden which enabled us to pay off our mortgage early and carry out some improvements to our house” Mr & Mrs Brookes, Ringwood

“My family owned two bungalows which we thought might offer some scope for re-development. We were listening to a local radio station and heard Land & Plot Finders advertisement in which they mentioned an urgent need for building land. I met one of their team shortly afterwards, and following their assessment they introduced us to a number of Development Companies, one of which agreed to buy both properties at a figure which was much higher than the normal residential value”

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Just wanted to say thanks so much for your hard work. When I first met you, you said you would find me a house and sell mine straight away, you did exactly that. Although moving home is stressful I believe I had the best team of people handling it for me (including your recommendation to use a local solicitor).


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House & Son Estate and Letting Agents The House & Son team talks to House Magazine. When were you established? 1939 What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Geoff Recruit the very best staff! What drives you to succeed? Neil My next car ! What was your first job? Sharon Waitress at Salterns Hotel What has been your best and worst moment in business? Stephen An exclusive chain of eight purchasers and sellers, worst – hopefully never happens...

employees and doesn’t take risks that jeopardise everybody’s future. Over the years that we have built up House & Son we have tried to make the business recession proof by having four departments. So we have been able to cope with the fluctuating fortunes of the property market. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? Steve I would be at least 3000 meters up, incredibly cold enjoying minus 20+ weather conditions with clear blue skies; being 1st out of the Gondola to make fresh tracks, skiing the freshest powder snow known to man!

What is your favourite film? Charlotte Favourite Film.........Jurassic Park. It reminds me of being a child and watching it until late in the night with my dad. I wanted to be a Paleontologist back then! Do you have a party trick? Denise Clean ones… MJ moves What is your worst habit? Jane Nit-Picky... What’s on your ipod? Shirley Ellie Goulding, Linkin Park, Ed Sheerhan, System of the Down and Rudimental!

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What is your favourite gadget? Eleanor Kindle

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Ryan Sat on a beach sipping a cocktail without a worry in the world

Where did you go to school? Claire Hayes Manor – London

Where was your last holiday? Sophie Cornwall

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Colin I think it is someone who spots an opportunity, develops it and then involves the right staff. It is important that the business looks after the

Which car do you drive? Andy I`m sorry to say I drive a sensible family car, a VW Touran (7 seater). It doubles as a taxi when I`m not working as I have 3 sporty sons!!!

What was your most embarrassing moment? Doug Fluffing my lines in my live GCSE drama performance final

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Your home is where our heart is Coleman Insurance Brokers have been established locally for over 100 years and are proud to continue to call Poole home, maintaining their reputation for high quality service and specialist knowledge of their clients’ needs. They recognise that everyone’s unique lifestyle demands an insurance policy to match and provide specialist, bespoke solutions to meet their clients’ insurance needs. Whether it’s your home, yacht, aircraft, antique and jewellery collections or a favourite vintage car, they will take care of it. The Coleman approach is simple and proven, their staff provide a very personal and expert level of service which ensures that their clients receive a high quality, professional service, supported by specialist insurance market facilities. This has led to Coleman having an exceptional level of client retention and customer satisfaction.


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Coleman was established in 1928 with roots stretching back to 1903. It was always a family business and was set up by Bournemouth business man, Teddy Coleman, and traded under the name of Coleman & Son.

Reflecting on his time with Coleman Peter enthuses, “It has always been important to us to retain, enhance and build on the company’s excellent values. We pride ourselves on our fairness and being supportive to customers who take out contracts of insurance.

Coleman was bought out by shareholders in 1986 and at that time had just 6 members of staff. Nearly 30 years on the company boasts a workforce of some 96 members of staff.

We offer valued advice and support customers through their claims endeavouring to ensure that they are paid fairly, promptly, fully and quickly.

One of the new shareholders in 1986 was current Coleman Director, Peter Moody, who is one of Coleman’s longest standing members of staff.

We give good, honest advice and have been known to advise clients that there are sometimes alternatives to insuring an item, where there is low risk and prohibitive cost. We look for the best solution for our clients.”


“ “ We are not just a business that operates to make profit but also to contribute to and to be a part of the local community and its social needs.

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Peter continued, “Coleman is in a great place today and we recognise that this is because of our excellent quality of staff, who are enthusiastic and committed to the company.

Coleman like to be socially aware within the local community. Peter concludes “We are not just a business that operates to make profit but also to contribute to and to be a part of the local community and its social needs. “

They have great values and understand that a successful business is all about good relationships. They all work their socks off too!” Coleman is fortunate to count a number of household names and quality local brands as its long-standing clients, including The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Stannah, Salterns Marina and Autism Wessex.

Throughout the year, Coleman actively participates in many initiatives and also organise their own fundraising activities to support the local community. Their Annual Charity Golf Day alone has, in the last 10 years, raised in excess of £50,000 for local charities which is something to be immensely proud of.

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SWANAGE OIEO£575,000 This spacious architect designed residence has lots to offer, including versatile accommodation, magnificent feature sitting/dining room with vaulted ceiling & galleried landing, master bedroom with en-suite, southerly facing terrace, heated swimming pool & hot tub, ample parking & 2 garages.






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Business Profile Adam Covell

ECA Architecture & Planning info@eca-p.com | 01202 675 152 | www.eca-p.com

Who are you ECA is a combined architecture and town planning practice. Many architects know a thing or two about town planning; many town-planning consultants also work with architects. We take a design-led approach developed in tandem with a viable planning strategy. What does that mean? We are driven by design from start to finish. We are near-obsessional about the quality and standard of architecture and design both aesthetically and functionally. We believe that above all else the quality of design i.e. use of materials, proportions and scale are far more important than the fixation with traditional or modern styles of building. So What does this mean to someone building a house say? It means we do not design something that will appease the planners and be a pastiche copy of what exists. In architecture every site is different and every building should be designed to closely reflect the client’s and designers aspirations and to marry that as far as possible with policy considerations. Being a combined practice means the planners in our team can review the designs as they evolve and advise on policy and design issues. What effect does that have on practical considerations like time and cost? An integrated service saves time and costs compared to using two separate offices. We are aware that clients often need to work on tight budgets and timelines. We take great pains to approach schemes so that they can be built to a cost plan and in a reasonable timeframe. We are professionally required to keep the bigger picture in mind. Whilst we are not engineers or quantity surveyors, we aim to create beautifully designed and highly functional buildings, on time and on budget.

Shortlisted for RIBA south west building of the year. So where does this approach come from then? Two partners set up ECA in 2003. The practice evolved from a core of teachers and practitioners involved in most of the architecture schools in central London as well as two regeneration/planning experts. In 2006 the practice opened a second office in the Middle East working on masterplans and residential towers in that region. In 2009 we opened a new office in Dorset. ECA has always been driven by an academic background in design thinking and integrated approach to planning/regeneration. To this end we have a sister practice called ECA Community Interest Company. This assists local private and public sector bodies in developing neighbourhood plans and community led buildings. We train local people in the fields of planning and community consultation and have worked on some really interesting projects locally and nationally on this basis. We are driven not just by good building design but by the whole urban setting - improving the fabric of the built environment itself: designing Real Places for Real People. So how does Poole measure up to this? Poole is a place of great opportunity with a unique historic core and vibrant community although the centre feels somewhat stuck at the moment. Beguiling beauty surrounds the urban conurbation. The town itself is somewhat strangled by its huge roads and 60’s buildings. It can change though and we hope that through things like the Poole Quays Forum Neighbourhood Plan, it will. So what are you working on now? We are building a boathouse and kayak training centre at Hamworthy Lake pier. We are also pleased to be working for a Dorset private School on a long-term strategic development framework: the site presents a number of challenges in terms of its location in the green belt and its wealth of historic buildings. We have a planning application that we have secured an agreement in principle for the remodelling and conversion of an office building to 26 large residential apartments in Sunbury, London. We have recently received planning permission for a contemporary development of flats on a prominent site in Boscombe adjoining the Royal Arcade. We are negotiating approval

for a modest contemporary extension to a listed building in central Bournemouth. This project has some synergy with our project at Knappings Barn in Cheltenham (shortlisted for RIBA Building of the year 2014). The architecture team are working on a collection of high quality residential high-rise buildings in south, west and central London. Locally we are working on a couple of one-off houses in Parkstone and Canford cliffs. One of these, on St Osmond’s road, recently obtained planning permission and we shall be building next year. It is a 3500 sqft scheme on the site of a small bungalow. We are very pleased to be starting work on a passivehouse scheme in north/west Dorset. The site is on the edge of a beautiful Dorset village and is owned by two very committed clients. Clients occasionally come to us asking for highly sustainable schemes and here, we are glad to say they have instructed us to go for full certification. This may be the first one off, accredited passive house in Dorset !

What projects would you like to work on? We always like one off houses because they are a great design opportunity. We love to work on town centre sites. Poole and Bournemouth have a scarcity of good public spaces and high quality new buildings. There are numerous first class projects being delivered in places like Portsmouth, Bristol and Plymouth… Poole deserves and can achieve so much but it is only at the beginning of this process.

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Business ProďŹ le Alistair Brown Brown & Kay How did Brown & Kay first begin? We launched our first office in Poole in 2006 How have you seen the company develop over the years? We have developed a strong presence in Poole and surrounding areas quickly gaining an excellent reputation for outstanding customer service and now with the opening of our second office in Westbourne we have seen the company expand and go from strength to strength. Our lettings team have grown the business with phenomenal success now managing a large amount of properties across the county. How do you see the company growing? Moving forward into 2015 we are going to further increase our market share in Westbourne from our new office and give our clients in Westbourne the opportunity to experience a personalised marketing experience that clients in Poole have had for some time, making us stand out from the many other agents in the area. From our Poole office we will continue to build the business in both residential and lettings Do you have any specific goals you would like to see the business achieve? Really as above. What makes Bournemouth such a great place for property? With its blue flag award winning beaches and eclectic areas such as Westbourne and the bustling Poole Quay and Old town it is very popular amongst those people looking for somewhere to retire to and enjoy retirement. It is also popular with people looking for a second home we have seen a big increase in clients looking for properties just for weekends and short breaks many to escape the hustle and bustle of London. Bournemouth is such a diverse area with so

much to offer for young and old. Would you ever expand further afield into different areas? We will always look at other opportunities to expand as they come forward to us. Do you have a specific clientele if any at all? We are always happy to help everyone. What makes your business unique in comparison to your competitors? At Brown & Kay we pride ourselves on employing staff who all live in the immediate area giving them an exceptional degree of knowledge of the area, all our staff are friendly and personable who will always happily take the time to identify what our clients needs are as no two house sales are the same and as such the marketing

of each home is tailored to meet those individual needs. The directors both come from a corporate estate agency background with over 50 years experience between them. What has been your greatest achievement to date? Starting the business in 2006 and seeing it grow to being one of the market leaders in Poole and then in 2014 opening the second office in Westbourne which has seen an excellent first year of business.

CONTACT Tel: 01202 765995 www.brownandkay.co.uk alistair@brownandkay.co.uk

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When were you established? I set up in March 2011 after four days of temporary blindness due to an eye operation. Being firmly locked in darkness did wonders for my imagination and drive!

whilst eating a massive ham sandwich. Why? Because I love trekking, love heights, love history and love sandwiches. Failing that, I’d be quite happy perched on top of Hengistbury Head. I adore our coastline!

What was your first job? After university, I managed to bag myself a position at JK Rowling’s literary agent, Christopher Little. Surrounded by beautiful books, open fires and Persian rugs, I was the receptionist / manuscript reader / fan mail sorter outer. Pretty sure I only got the job because I wore a cool dress to the interview and said I like champagne.

What is your favourite local Haunt? At the moment, it has to be Jenkins in Penn Hill. They make a mean margarita and their back bar is packed with quirky spirits.

MY DAY A typical day in my life would be:

What has been your best and worst moment in business? The best moment has to be securing Virgin Media’s in-house magazine. Luckily, I’ve evaded worst moments so far. But I’ve probably spoken too soon… What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Understand your target market like the back of your hand and make sure you speak directly to them in a consistent, branded voice. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? At the summit of Huayna Picchu in Peru, looking down at the Lost City of the Inca

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Aside from an understanding partner, being superhuman at spotting opportunities and supersonic at going after them. What drives you to succeed? I’ve always thought it doesn’t matter what you do, you should strive to be the best at it. Whether that’s making coffee, cleaning toilets or running the country. If I’m going to be a copywriter, I want to be blimin’ good at it. That’s probably my strongest motivation. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I’ll hopefully be running an incredibly successful copywriting business, have a family and be a master at the work-life balance. Oh, and I’ll have a house on the beach, of course.

• Hitting the snooze button at least twice

• Lunch without the break

• Consuming first breakfast of tea and biscuits

• More copywriting, editing, proofreading and general wordiness

• Cycling to work

• Answering emails and getting annoyed at spam

• Once home, I’ll walk the dog and cook up a hearty dinner whilst my boyfriend and I moan/rejoice about our day…

• Spending the rest of the day writing client copy, punctuated by more emails, phone calls, meetings and watercooler moments

VITAL STATISTICS Fiona takes us through her vital statistics.

Born March 15th 1984 Children None Marital Status In a relationship School Highcliffe Comprehensive

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• Cycling home with just enough energy to arrive alive

• Consuming second breakfast

Car VW Lupo (30mph feels like 60mph)

Favourite Film The 6 year old me says Uncle Buck Party Trick I can say words backwards unnaturally quickly Worst Habit I’m a little obsessed about being on time What’s on your iPod Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Elbow…

Favourite Gadget Gadgets and I don’t get along Last Holiday A camping road trip down the west coast of France Most embarrassing moment Walking down the beach with my skirt tucked into my knickers

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paulwatts They are the real estate experts in this area of Bournemouth and this really showed in the way the sale was handled and the type of potential buyers who were shown around the property.

We have received a first class service, great local knowledge and always dealt with in a friendly, professional manner.


Paul Watts are the utmost professionals, they work as a team and are always positive.

The company was friendly and down to earth but provided a top quality service even visiting the empty property on numerous occasions to ensure the security was not breached.

The whole team were first class and very helpful. Personal service was their hallmark.

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paulwatts Understood our property and saw its attractions, whereas agents from larger organisations were far more corporate and far less engaging. They are the real estate experts in this area of Bournemouth and this really showed in the way the sale was handled and the type of potential buyers who were shown around the property.

The photographs taken of our property were of the highest order and showed great creative flair. The sales document was professional and accurate with concise clear copy and neatly laid out.

I dealt with a junior member of the sales team but was very comfortable with the service provided and was able to discuss things very easily.

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Tel: 01202 668800 WALLISDOWN £250,000

• Three Double Bedrooms

• 2 double bedrooms

• Master with En-suite

• Modern lounge

• Large Lounge

• Well fitted kitchen

• Separate Dining Room

• Large conservatory

• Large Kitchen

• Shower room

• Detached Garage

• Garden

• Landscaped Garden

• Off road parking

• Luxury re-furnished bathroom

• Pergola

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EPC: 65/80

EPC: 69/88

WEST HOWE £194,950


• Four bedrooms

• 3 bed semi det house

• Spacious lounge

• Fitted kitchen

• Separate diming room

• Stylish Bathroom

• Ground floor wet room

• Thru lounge/diner

• Family bathroom

• Garage & ORP

• Separate cloakroom

• Well stocked rear garden with

• Garden

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• GFCH & double glzng




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Business Profile Brett Sanftleben & Piotr Pstrus

Independent Property Management Group (IPMG) On a Wednesday afternoon House caught up with Piotr and Brett to talk about their new approach to property management. Where did the idea for the business come from? We’ve been looking after rental properties for a number of years. The more private landlords we spoke to, the more we realised that there was a demand in the market for a slightly different type of property management service. Together we discussed the idea of becoming Independent Property Managers, developed a business plan, and slowly started working on setting-up the business, while continuing with our full-time careers. What was the reason behind starting up a property group that combines the services of a letting agent and the skills of a property maintenance company? We know that there are a number of local letting agents that look after rental properties on behalf of private landlords and do a good job. But we have found that many landlords are looking for something more comprehensive, more personal and more flexible, something that really does allow them to enjoy the income on an investment property without any of the hassle that goes with managing it. How do you see IPMG growing in the next two years? The priority for us right now is to grow our management portfolio. As a partnership there is a limit to the amount of properties we can manage, and we are well on our way to this. We will certainly gain more experience during this process, and will no doubt learn a lot more about being Independent Property Managers. Although we have many ideas about how to develop the business in the future, our first couple of years will be dedicated to doing a really great job for our clients. In comparison to your competitors, what makes IPMG different? I think the biggest difference in using us is that we really do take care of everything. For one simple

monthly fee we take care of essential maintenance, alongside the marketing and management, and we don’t charge extra for additional services such as inventories, inspections or checkout. We’ll even arrange and supervise any repairs, refurbishments or specialist installations on behalf of our clients, meaning that we really do provide a total property management solution. On top of this, we’re not restricted to normal office hours, and we will meet with clients, respond to tenants and personally attend properties at all times of the day (and night sometimes).

I think the biggest difference in using us is that we really do take care of everything. Why should customers opt to do business with yourself? We are offering a very compelling alternative to a traditional letting agent giving our clients everything they need for one simple monthly fee with no hidden costs. Once we take over, our client’s phone will stop ringing. We take all of the tenants calls, texts and emails, at most times of the day. We know that every landlord is different and our clients expect flexibility. So with every new client we meet face-to-face, view their property, discuss their requirements and make sure that we enter in to a management agreement that provides them with exactly what they are looking for. We enjoy very friendly relationships with all of our clients and will update them as frequently as required but day-to-day we take care of everything for them. In fact, in many cases, we’ve become so trusted that we often take on all sorts of additional tasks to help them out! The way we operate works really well for our existing clients, especially those who live overseas or are not local to the area, and we are certain that there are many more landlords out there who are looking for a service like ours.

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What is the most frequent question asked by your clients? How do you address this? Including maintenance in the management fee is a big benefit for our landlords, as contractor callout charges and invoices for even small jobs can quickly add up to a lot of money. We’ve had to be really careful to define what is included though and always use the term ‘essential maintenance’ so that we can be quite specific. Landlords are very savvy so our property management agreements have to be very clear! But, so far, all of clients have understood the spirit of this part of our service and we have very few issues. How would you describe your experience of starting your own business? It’s been great, but there’s much more to do than you realise. Our business didn’t have huge start-up costs - it’s just the two of us and we don’t need to fund expensive premises, pay staff, or find big advertising budgets - but the time it has taken to get completely organised as a modern efficient business has been considerable. We’re committed to providing the best possible service to our clients though, so we didn’t want to cut any corners and have made sure we are very well set-up. And we’re working every day to do better. Is running your own business something you have always wanted to achieve? Absolutely! There is a big sense of achievement to setting up your own business. You get control over so much detail and, ultimately, it’s us that benefits from the long hours and hard work we put in. It’s very satisfying and something we’ve wanted for a long time. What is your most notable achievement to date? I think when you know how much hard work it takes, you feel proud of even the smallest details. What motivates you? We’re motivated by many things. Building a better business, being different and being successful. The biggest buzz though comes from feedback – happy clients and happy tenants.


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Business Profile Matthew Hargrove

Meridian Estate & Letting Agents Matthew is the newest arrival within the Meridian team, bringing with him a wealth of Independent and Corporate experience. Having over 10 years experience within the property industry, Matthew is fully adept in all things property. He prides himself on the service that he delivers for his clients and ensuring that vendors and purchasers alike are part of a smooth process. Matthew commented “The market for 2015 is setting out to be another strong year, property prices have continued to increase especially in the South, due to high demand. Although the mortgage market has changed and may continue to evolve through 2015, I do not feel that this will hamper the property market as it did in the early part of 2014 when the Mortgage Market Review was introduced. The Bournemouth area is ever popular as it offers purchasers and investors plenty of choice and of course being close to Bournemouth Beach is a fantastic bonus.” How did Meridian first begin? Founded in the Spring of 2010 in a time of financial uncertainty and a struggling property market Meridian Estate & Letting Agents have grown from strength to strength with a vision to provide exceptional customer service and unrivalled sales skills. Since opening we have become the market leaders in our areas and in recent years have invested heavily into our marketing techniques enabling us to provide our clients with the best possible advertising for their properties How have you seen the company develop over the years? Meridian in previous years has predominately been associated as a lettings brand, over the last couple of years sales has become a bigger factor in the business as an overall to the point now where alongside Lettings; sales is now a huge driver for the business and something which we are immensely proud of.

To not only compete but lead in these areas is vital to running and establishing a successful brand and business in such a competitive market place. How do you see the company growing? We have already increased our sales teams across both offices, through internal promotion and external recruitment. We are currently in midst of strengthening our Lettings business in terms of staff numbers to help achieve our goals for 2015 and indeed maintain our high service standards to our clients. Do you have any specific goals you would like to see the business achieve? Our key focus for 2015 is to simply build and the foundations of 2014. My office in Charminster is perfectly placed to push on in 2015, by continuing on the path we have set ourselves. We will deliver on our promises to our clients, we will offer the



A typical day in my life would be:

Kevin takes us through his vital statistics.

My day starts the same way every morning, with a cup of tea! From here,Ii spend time with all my staff looking at what we achieved so far, what we are going to achieve and how we are going to do it. We deliver feedback to our vendors and update them on how their property is performing against its competition. My team will then go out and conduct their appointments for the day, before returning to the office to follow up on any outstanding business. I more often than not spend my day calling solicitors, buyers and sellers and ensuring that the sales we have agreed get through to exchange and completion, after all this is usually the most frustrating part of the sales process. This is an area that I have to say, we at Meridian are very pro-active and this results in plenty of happy clients.

strongest marketing packages for our vendors and landlords as well as having a team of people that have an in depth knowledge of Bournemouth and the property market itself. What makes Bournemouth such a great place for property? Bournemouth offers the best of best worlds, it has a very strong rental market for those looking to invest. Or for those looking to set up home, a great mix of property offers the home owner a huge selection. The fact Bournemouth has an award winning beach, the beautiful New Forest and great access for the more serious shopper to London, what else do you need. Do you have a specific clientele if any at all? Our clientele profile is very broad. Being based in Charminster we have are able to deal with investors, families and the luxury properties that are available around the Queens Park areas. What makes your business unique in comparison to your competitors? My team and I pride ourselves and our local knowledge and our focus on the doing what is right for our clients. We work for our clients to achieve the best figure possible based on current market conditions, we take the time to spend time with our clients and assist/advise on how best to market a property. Unlike others, our sole aim is to deliver on what we promise.

Born 3rd Feb 1984

Marital Status Partner (Emma)

Children One son called who is 4 years old

Car BMW 3 Series

School St Edmunds RC School, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Where I’m originally from)

Favorite Film Shawshank Redemption Last Holiday Disney Florida

Matthew Small – Deputy Branch Manager Having been with Meridian for the last two years, Matthew has an in depth knowledge of the local area and what it takes to be successful . Having also come from a corporate background, Matthew has honed his skills to work within an Independent Estate Agency and now is the face of Meridian within the Bournemouth area. Having now been promoted to Deputy Branch Manager, Matthew’s efforts have paid dividends and long may that continue.

Mike Kunzi – Senior Sales Negotiator The most recent member of the team, Mike has proved himself to be an outstanding professional and joins Meridian with a fantastic reputation. Mike has worked within the Bournemouth area for 8 years and prides himself on his work ethic. Welcome to the Meridian Mike!!

What our customers say about us... Hi Matt, I just wanted to thank you and personally recognise your excellent customer service through email. You show exemplary communication skills and have filled my partner and I with hope in the purchase of our first home. This has been a terrible journey not only for us but also the vendor. You supported both parties with daily updates, advice and an ear to listen to our frustration. What makes you stand out is you didn’t have to support us in the way you did, as really we are only buying the property not selling it through you, but you did! You never failed on any promise and always ensured you called back on any request I had. I can’t thank you enough!

01202 548548 297 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 9QP bournemouth@meridianestateagents.com


Our experience with our solicitors hasn’t been great, you took my feedback and spoke to a point of contact you have there to ensure they work on their communication skills. You should be recognised for your hard work, passion and customer service. I can only imagine your team are blessed to have you as their manager. Again thank you so much. We will certainly be coming back to Meridian and recommending friends/family!



THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING With HOUSE Magazine now producing promotional films for our clients we talk to our very own film maker Steve about why film is invaluable when promoting your brand.

How many times did you watch a video this week? Was it a video forwarded by a colleague, or a clip a friend shared on facebook, or something daft or thought provoking that’s trending on reddit, Pinterest or YouTube? Then you already know about the power of video. Or perhaps you’re one of the very few who doesn’t regularly expose themselves to video marketing, whether it’s selfies with stars, how-to videos on the minute details of obscure hobbies, or slick trailers for new products and services. If so you are in the minority.

In addition, we have a natural tendency to respond to motion – our innate sense of self-preservation and curiosity causes us to follow any moving object with our eyes, which causes the brain to investigate the movement. As a result, movement on a screen doubles the level of attention that we give to it.

The reach and appeal of video marketing is undoubted. 46% of people surveyed said they’d be more likely to ask for information about products or services after seeing them in online videos. And that’s not just a survey statistic. The average internet user spends 88% more time on websites that feature videos. Sites with video gain two to three times more monthly visitors.

Search engines too, are ‘hardwired’, through the algorithms that govern their rankings, to respond to video. Having video on the landing page of your website can double its chances of appearing on the first page of Google and video anywhere on your website can increase search engine traffic by 150%.

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Humans are hard-wired to respond to faces and movement. In 1992 scientists discovered the fusiform face area (FFA) which is part of the occipital lobe of the brain dedicated to recognising faces. As a result our natural instincts to look at, and respond to, faces can be triggered by seeing people in videos – our interest is engaged and we react positively to the visual stimulus.

So now you know the cold, hard facts about video marketing. But there’s another reason that it works.

For small to medium sized businesses, video is the swiftest and surest way to become recognised. Video marketing is effective because it has passion and heart, which allows any business no matter how niche, quirky or complex to express itself to customers. A one-woman outfit selling personalised iPod covers, five guys creating financial solutions, or a firm of thirty people making sofa cushions, are all just as likely to reach a huge audience as the giants of video like Apple and Virgin. All it takes is creativity, flair and a good product to bring to market. There are two things about video marketing that might surprise you. The first is the cost – high calibre video marketing is now cost effective for even the smallest enterprise. The second is that, unlike other publicity systems, video marketing has its own inbuilt distribution mechanism – with the advent of YouTube and other sharing sites, video has already become the most shared marketing method, ever.

If you’re ready to bring the dynamic potential of video marketing to your business, or talk about any print advertising call us and to explore how we can help. Call our creative team on 01202 200930 to find out more.

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Business Profile Steve Ballam Martin & Co How have you developed the business since taking over? Since taking over the business in Dec 2008 we have invested heavily in additional staff, IT, software etc which have contributed to the business more than doubling in size. Currently we are rolling out the introduction of sales due to strong demand from existing Landlords and clients. What are your plans for growth into 2015? Obviously we will never forget that our residential lettings and property management business is extremely important and we aim to grow this in 2015 as in every previous year. To enable this we are looking to recruit an additional negotiator in the New Year although finding the space for the desk will be interesting! Sales will be an important growth area in 2015 where we will be offering the traditional sales service, an ‘online’ fixed fee marketing service (although we will be offering the properties from a busy high street office) and a more specialised serviced aimed at Landlords buying and selling tenanted properties. What are your gowls for next year? Our key aims in 2015 are to offer ‘whole of market advice’ to our customers or clients whether they are buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords or investors and to naturally grow the business whilst offering the best service. Who are you main clients? Most of our current Landlords tend to be investors in it for the long term whilst the majority of tenants tend to be professionals and this is probably a reflection on the service we offer them. However the move into sales will mean we will have a broader cross section. What makes your agency unique. According to market data from ‘Sav-

vy Agent’, Rightmove and Zoopla we are Poole’s busiest lettings office (with everything catered for in house) and with the addition of the 3 types of sales service this makes us fairly unique. What’s been your best achievement in business? We have grown the business every year despite the recession and competitors springing up on a daily basis.

opportunity on offer and agreed to take over the Poole franchise in 2008. Why chose the property Industry? I have worked in many industries from estate agency to airlines, high street sales to building and then back to estate agency before lettings. So I guess without really thinking about it I enjoy the property industry.

What are you key aspirations To have happy clients, staff and bank manager! (My colleagues also want me to aspire to stop muttering to myself). What made you decide to take over Martin & Co I had been in customer service and sales roles and was looking for a business opportunity. I had been keeping an eye on Martin & Co for a couple of years and finally met them, loved the

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Business Profile Jenny Noscoe

Garden Design & Maintenance Originally trained in illustration, what made you decide to swap books for gardens? I have always loved the outdoors and natural landscapes. Garden design is a great combination of being creative and pursuing an interest in plants and horticulture. Where do you draw your inspiration? From the natural landscape and inspirational designers such as Dan Pearson and Andy Sturgeon. How would you describe your experience of starting your business? Hard work, but very rewarding.

Why did you choose to set up your own company? Is running your own business always been something you have wanted to do? After my training I moved to Kent, to work as a designer for Roger Platts, but I always new I would move back to Dorset to pursue my own ideas and designs. After 4 years of working in Kent I met my husband who lived in Dorset, which was another bonus to being back in the area! What is your most favorite part about your job? Is there a particular aspect that you most enjoy working on? Meeting and working with/for a variety of interesting people. Creating an exciting and inspirational place to be in. I love the transformation when planting is added to a design scheme. Out of the various garden shows e.g. Chelsea flower show, Hampton court, which one would could you not miss and why? Chelsea Flower Show. It is a fantastic source of inspiration, seeing new design trends and new varieties of plants. What sort of clients do you tend to attract? A wide range of domestic clients, throughout Dorset and along the south coast, in particular serving Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs, Purbeck, Dorchester and the New Forest. We offer a full-service garden design consultancy to clients

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seeking an outside space which is both beautiful, functional and provides environmental benefits. Coordinating garden design projects, large and small, from concept to completion. Attention to detail and high quality design has always been key to the success of the implementation of our landscape design projects. From small courtyard and suburban gardens to full-scale rural landscaping. How do you plan to grow your business? Word of mouth has been a great way of growing my business so far. To gain work on recommendation speaks for itself. I believe in nurturing talent, so when the time comes I would like to employ another designer and a possible apprentice. What is your most notable achievement to date? Being a part of the small team designing and coordinating the ‘M&G Investments Garden’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2010 and 2013 winning a Gold Medal and ‘The People’s Choice’ award. What would be your dream garden? Trebah Garden, Cornwall. Set in the sub-tropical climate of the Cornish coast, it has such diverse plant life, and a secluded private beach. Have you any favourite projects in your repertoire? There are many to choose from, every single one presents its own set of challenges, no job is the same, which makes it exciting.

Business Profile Boatylicious How did Boatylicious begin? I started Boatylicious in may 2008 after leaving my previous job of running a small marina as I thought it was time to move on with a new challenge How have you see the company develop since first beginning? I started off with the Boat care doing boat valeting and maintenance along with a few small boats for sale, then it became clear that there was a demand in small ribs and boats along with water Toys, So now we are making are own boats and importing so nice water Toys!! Have you always worked within the boating industry? Yes I started helping out on the hire boats at Tuckon on the River when I was 13 and got the Bug to work been on the water all the Time Was it always your intention to begin your own business? If so why? If not what made you do so? Not at the beginning I worked with a few marine engineering companies during and after I did my apprenticeship but soon released that I wanted to do my own thing and work for my self. How do you see the company growing? My New challenge for 2015 is to produce and build are own range of Speedboats and Ribs for the future, to be built here in poole by my own staff. The plan to build a High end 26ft speed boat built to the customers own colour choice and specification. Do you have any specific goals or objectives you would like to achieve within the company? To been known for the place to go for a ‘ Boys Toy ‘ or a boat or water toy with a difference!! What makes Boatylicious so unique in comparison to its competitors? The name for one !! I will take pretty much anything in part exchange for my boats or Toys for sale. We offer a one stop shop for all boat care services from a boat valet to a full blown boat refit and engine servicing / Repairs. Of all areas along the coast, what drew you to Poole? Just liked it and I live here. Is the boating industry one that is thriving? Its had it moments but things are looking good for 2015!! Do you have a specific clientele if any? If so who? We offer services to all clients but I aiming at the High end side of the market with my High performance Ribs Technohull. How did the name of the company come about? A few too many glasses of wine !!

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Hamworthy, OIEO £599,950 • Contemporary Architecturally Designed Family Home Presented Over 3 Floors • High Specification ‘Rational’ Kitchen With Silestone Work Surfaces • Contemporary Bathroom Designs Using High Quality Sanitary Ware From Duravit, Hansgrohe and Alape • Automated Electric Velux Windows to Bedrooms And Master En-Suite With Integrated Blackout Blinds • EPC Rating B85

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Sandbanks, £650,000 • 3 Bedroom Newly Constructed Contemporary House Located on Sandbanks Peninsular • Fully Fitted Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen / Dining / Family Room • Corian Work Surface with Moulded Sink and Drainer • Set Within a Moments Walk to Award Winning Beaches at Sandbanks Peninsular • EPC Rating B83

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Business Profile Karl Girdler ONE UK How did One UK begin? ONE UK was established in May 2007 solely as a Business Telephones system provider. It soon became a provider of Business lines and Broadband and now has a fairly vast portfolio of products that really are an everyday need for Businesses small and large, from Structured Cabling, Wireless LAN, CCTV and Security as well as Superfast Broadband. Why the change of name? We felt that Callwayone was too isolated in its description of our Business, and wouldn’t really give our customers the message we want to deliver. We are ONE, we can provide all the vital infrastructure, hardware and Services for Local and National Businesses, hence the UK element to our name. Have you seen the company develop since beginning? For sure, as we took on new Technology which required specifically trained Engineers and we went through the process of learning the new Technology and marketing it, we saw a massive curve in terms of growth, to the point where we have had to move premises, employ more staff etc. Are there any specific goals or objectives you would like the company to achieve? Our goal is to always provide 100% customer satisfaction. We obviously want to continue to see the growth, but we are a Family run Business, we are here for the long term, if we can help local Businesses achieve their goals, affordably and with the correct advise, that’s what makes me tick. How do you see the company growing? We have some exciting projects coming up, unfortunately some I’m not allowed to disclose, but we are very proud and when we are in a position to tell our existing customers, we will do, as it will mutually benefit us all.

What has been your greatest achievement within your career to date? At the moment I would have to say it is owning my own Business and growing it to where it is now. When I look back at my early years, with no Qualifications other than what you walk away from School with at 16 years old, I started in a Freezing cold warehouse and have worked my way up through a couple of Businesses to where I am now, in a relatively short space of time. Have you always wanted to run your own company? Yes, without question, I’ve always had my way of doing things. When you get to a certain level in management you can have aid decisions for the owners, but ultimately the direction you want to take a Business is only really down to you when you own it. What drew you to set up a business in telecommunications? Telecommunications has been a big part of my working life, 10 years now in fact. It’s where I really learnt my trade, from sorting boxes in the warehouse, to providing Technical support to an army of Engineers across the UK, to eventually being Business Development Director and looking after some 200 UK wide Resellers before I started my own company. Have you always been interest in this business sector? It’s the nature of the beast that I previously worked for, all my time has been spent B2B, so it was just a natural development.

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Business Profile Michael Newman Newmans

How did Newmans Start? My father Tony Newman left the RAF in 1948 having flown in Lancaster Bombers during the war. He then worked for two firms of Estate Agents in Bournemouth before starting a partnership in 1951 with Michael McDonnell. Following many successful years of trading as McDonnell & Newman my father’s partner retired and he then ran the business on his own until I joined him in the 1980’s. The firms name then changed to Antony Newman & Son and it stayed that way until last year when we carried out a full re-branding to ‘Newmans For Property’. Tony retired in 1990 and is now 89 years young. I am pleased to report that my mother and father are still enjoying retirement and have an interest in the housing market and the business. What was involved in the re-branding? There were so many changes it would be hard to list them all. Briefly starting with the new ‘logo’ our ‘For Sale Boards’ were completely re-designed. Our office was re-furbished, and new air conditioning was installed to make a visit to our office more comfortable for customers and clients. We had a brand new website built for us which we are very pleased with. We took the opportunity of creating new brochure style particulars with more photographs.

in demonstrating to clients that a small business has the expertise to see a project through to completion. In other words: clients know they will get a professional service. It would be beneficial if all Estate Agents were aligned with a professional body but at the moment it appears that anyone can practice if they wish. Why do you think your firm is so successful? I suppose that we must be doing something right! I know that we all work really hard and the team are enthusiastic and experienced. We produce top quality sales particulars with floor plans and give advice to both buyers and sellers throughout the sales process. We always provide regular feedback. Most of our business is from previous buyers who come back to us because of the service they have received as applicants. We regularly sell for property owners who brought from us 20 or 30 years ago. We have also had two independent reviews of our business and each time 100% of our clients would use us again or recommend us to friends and family. We are very proud of the excellent service that we provide. What have you got planned for 2015 We will have a really busy start to the New Year with a number of exciting new properties coming

on to the market. We will be taking a bungalow close to Wick Village to Auction in February and we are expecting considerable interest. We are offering a three bedroom house at Hengistbury Head which will be sold by ‘Informal Tender’ on the 23 January 2015. We have also been instructed to sell a fabulous four bedroom detached property with river frontage in Christchurch. The first viewings will be at an ‘Open Day’ on Saturday 17 January 2015. Will the new Stamp Duty help the market? Yes I believe that buyers will be encouraged by the new rates and for a purchase up to £925,000 there will be savings compared to the old scheme. It must be good news for Homebuyers in our area. For example a purchase at £300,000 will attract stamp duty of £5,000. Previously it would have been £9,000, giving a saving of £4,000.

You are a qualified Chartered Surveyor, how does this help? Being a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has been a huge benefit to my firm. When we compete with other companies for business the RICS credentials have been essential time and time again

The original Pokesdown Station office in 1951

Newmans current office in Tuckton



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Ground floor 2 bedroom apartment in character building. With private patio and outlook over communal grounds. Main bedroom with En-Suite. Price £179,950 Leasehold (110 years remaining).

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REFORMED PLASTIC REFLECTS ON SUCESSES At Reformed Plastics we have had a brilliant year and have taken some time to reflect on past projects and the feedback we have received.

Adrian Link Kent (May’ 2007) “ I hope you are all doing well. I saw your name mentioned in the Miniature railway magazine and wondered how you where getting on, and then your letter arrived... The sleepers that I bought from you, I’m not sure how many years ago, are doing brilliantly. Absolutely no problems with them. They hold the track very well and with PNP chairs make installation easy and look good. I have recommended you to a few people, not only for the sleepers but for fence posts as well. I’m still laying track and the pile of sleepers is getting smaller so one day I may have to come back for more. I’ve attached three pictures and I am happy for you to use them in any marketing. Good luck, Regards” - October 2013

Tracey Farwell Bournemouth (February 2014) “Here is Daisy enjoying her Reformed Plastics bench in the sunshine! Thank you so much x” - February 2014

Margaret Reynolds Keith, Scotland (November 2010) “My apologies that it’s taken me so long to do this, but I just finished the first coat on the gym before the October holidays! I’ve not completed the second coat yet, so the whole thing will look even more fabulous when it’s actually finished! I’m afraid the weather really caught up with me this year - it’s been pretty poor :( However, I love my gym, the spa and the Decking. My favourite part is the decking’s lack of maintenance I must admit. That’s almost a full year we’ve had it now and I can’t tell you how happy I am with the decking! I’m not sure I have taken the photos with the correct resolution and anyway, if you do want to use the images anywhere, it’ll probably be best to wait until the gym’s had a second coat, which will probably be Spring next year now. If you’re ever up this neck of the woods and want to take some photos, just let me know, as I’m Sooooo happy with the product you have. Hope you like the finished product - please let me know what you think! Best regards” - November 2011

“Delighted with the product, saves HOURS in maintenance! Have recommended product to many friends. My joiner who installed the Decking now recommends it to his customers. Sent images of the finished decking previously as was so happy!” - November 2013

Amanda Agar Staffordshire (April 2014) “I just wanted to say Thank you for all your help over the past few months regarding my nephews memorial Bench. The installation went ahead as planned on the 12th April, and we are all very happy with the end result. I am more than happy for you to add my comments to your testimonials page. Your professionalism and understanding over the past few months is greatly appreciated. I have tried to email you a picture of the bench in situ but can’t seem to add the attachment. If you wish to see the pictures and read the story you can go to burtonmail.co.uk and search Jordan Agar and you should be able to see a slideshow and story of the memorial bench. Many Many Thanks “ - April 2014

REFORMED PLASTICS ARE A BIG HIT AT THE NEW FOREST SHOW Attending the New Forest Show in July was one of the highlights of the year for us at Reformed Plastics. Our Reformed Plastics team were stationed at the show for 3 days, and we are happy to say that it was our most successful year yet, having attended the show for the past 5 years, this year we reached record sales! We would like to say a big thank you to the thousands of people who came to visit us. We received some great feedback about our products and now we can’t wait until next year’s show!

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We have worked very closely with Park School over the past few years producing a range of products for them including; furniture, a bridge, a stage, planters, sand pits and a picket fence. We are continuing to work with them in to next year with projects that include producing signage for them. We are also very pleased that our train, featured at the New Forest show, has taken up residence in the nursery playground. “We’ve been working closely with Reformed Plastics for some years now, and on every project from concept to completion we can always rely on them to deliver a keenly priced product and service that is both Quality and Sustainable, which our children and staff Love! Thanks again and we look forward to the next project.” - Andrew Main (Bursar) (December 2014)





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NO splinters NO warping NO splitting NO rotting NO need for treating NO need for sanding Child friendly Non-slip decking NO maintenance Average maintenance cost per year


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WHAT CAN THE PLASTIC BE USED FOR ? The manufactured plastic has many practical and very useful properties. The main base of our products are in the form of planks and posts which can be used on their own for garden fences, both low for front gardens and high for side and back fences for instance, along road sides and around fields and paddocks just to name a few. It is also possible to produce a number of other products out of our plastic, such as picnic tables. These would vary in size, suitable for adults and children. Park benches, outdoor tables, square or rectangular plant boxes, decking and seating... the list is endless.

FINANCIAL BENEFITS Achieving value for money is a key driver for any purchasing decision. Although some recycled products have greater up-front cost, their longevity and durability make them a more costeffective option over the long term.

WHY ARE RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTS DIFFERENT? Plastic lumber is the perfect alternative to anything that has ever needed maintaining. Plastic lumber can be cut with a regular saw, drilled, nailed or screwed into and routed as easily as wood.

• Resistant to extreme weather • Will not rot, split or splinter • Will not need painting or staining • Is wear resistant • Resistant to vandalism • Resistant to salt water • Resistant to chemicals • Resistant to insects and bacteria • Non-slip decking • Maintenance free • Lasts for over 50 years

Business Profile Leigh Instone Outside Water When were you established? Originally started as a side line in 2004 to my other business but went full time in 2008. Now established we are specialists in the design, construction, renovation and maintenance of all styles of garden water features. We specialize in Koi, Wildlife and Ornamental ponds as well as Natural Plunge Pools and stand alone Water Features. Landscaping is also offered to compliment our water garden work.

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Guts - To take risks as a business owner is a risky business. The rewards can be good or bad you have to be able take the rough with the smooth.

What was your first job? Sewer Surveys Broadstone after leaving school. Left after 2 monthnot the job for me, I went back to working in my parents picture gallery and then went back to college the following year.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Ill still be working but not so hard, but spending more time with my wife enjoying life more.

What has been your best and worst moment in business? Loosing your business after having worked so hard and having made so many sacrifices to get there. Picking yourself up starting all over again and achieving several awards in my new profession for water feature design. What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Have a Business Plan small or large it will give you direction and goals to work towards. It will certainly change as you start to grow and realize you can’t do everything on your own. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? In the sun in a bar watching the world go by and having no worries. Nice but not quite reality. What is your favourite local Haunt? Spent many years inside and out of the St Peters Finger before it became a foodie Pub. Started with my father in the late 80s buying the beer on the way home from work then progressed to buying my own beer when my first unit was in Upton.

What drives you to succeed? Having been there, had it and then lost it, it has to be long term security for my family. Starting all over again has been hard.



A typical day in my life would be:

Born: Birmingham 1969 Children: One 16 year old sporty son Marital Status: Married to Lou since 1995 but met in 1989 School: Corfe Hills, Poole College Car: Landrover Discovery but would like another Triumph Favourite Film: To many good films but do like Star Wars still remember seeing the original in I think 1977 Party Trick: Leaving a party early when Ive had to much to drink. In other words ‘wheres Leigh gone’ does not happen so much these days !! Worst Habit: My wife said where shall I start. What’s on your iPod: Sorry Im an Android boy and still like my cds Favourite Gadget: My mechanics tool box or my mechanics hammer. It seams to fix most things. Im into cars. Last Holiday: Spain Most embarrassing moment: Have had a few but all alcohol orientated.

Up at 6.00 – 6.30 my wife starts at 7.30 so she tends to be the alarm clock Cup of tea or maybe two, check emails, check weather forecast and review diary. 8.00am make sure my 16 year old son is off to sixth form. My days will then consist of either on site work probably 90% of my time or 10% in the office on paperwork. However the paperwork side is increasing. Lunch is usually fitted around work and is never a set time. Fit in any potential new client site visits before returning home. Taxi driver for my sons may sporting activities.

CONTACT Tel: 07727988590 Email: sales@outsidewater.co.uk www.outsidewater.co.uk

Business Profile Georgina Hurcombe LoveLove Films When were you established? 2010 What was your first job? Coordinator for Gulf News in the UAE What drives you to succeed? I think success comes naturally with enjoying what you do and being passionate about the projects you produce. What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Someone who knows how to assemble a great team behind them.

Another great moment was seeing the business’ first TV commercial air– It now seems like the norm (we have delivered over 40 this year) but I can remember it being an exhilarating moment. Also, winning Dorset Businesswoman of the Year at the Dorset Business Awards was incredible. Worst moments: Was losing my one of my top animators to a job in London. It didn’t last long though; he missed us and came back after 2 weeks. Ha! So yes can his return be a top moment too?

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, don’t do it!

If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? Dorset. I’ve lived in other countries in the world, and cities in the UK, and I just love it here. We have beautiful beaches, the New Forest’s on our doorstep and there is so much great talent coming out of the universities.

What has been your best and worst moment in business? I think there have been a lot of highs for LoveLove Films - I guess my best moments were winning high profile musicians like Joss Stone. We had pitched quite a few concepts to her management in the USA and when we received the call about going into production the whole team were beaming; that was a great day.

What are your favourite local haunts? When I’m not walking my dog on Bournemouth Beach or the New Forest - I love the Jazz Café in Sandbanks (great brunch.) I’m also a big fan of Blake’s Restaurant, Urban Beach and Herb House Spa in the New Forest (although I don’t get enough time to go.) I also like bobbing around in my sea Kayak in Poole Harbour.


A typical day in my life would be:

There is no typical day! Some days I’m up at 4am driving to a shoot or to meet clients; other days we’re set building; pitching; or going through concepts with our in-house animation team.

VITAL STATISTICS Georgina takes us through her vital statistics.

Born January Children 0 (Does my dog count?) Favourite Films Big fan of 80s classics What’s on your iPod BBC live lounge sessions Favourite Gadget Our studio’s Data East 1989 Back to the future Pinball machine! Last Holiday Jersey – Which is so beautiful

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Business Profile Zoe Bradley

Outset Bournemouth Zoe Bradley is Programme Director for Outset Bournemouth. She hails from the Midlands but relocated to Poole with her family 4 years ago. She has had a diverse career within the training, enterprise and business start-up sectors. How did Outset Bournemouth begin? Outset Bournemouth, part of the YTKO Group, began in January 2014. Funding was secured to run the project from the European Regional Development Fund, Bournemouth Borough Council, Bournemouth 2026 and JP Morgan. We opened our Enterprise Hub in Southbourne in May 2014.

Why does Outset focus particularly on the BH1 – BH11 postcode area? Because of the funding from Bournemouth Borough Council in supporting Bournemouth residents. How do you see Outset Bournemouth growing? By expanding our geographical area to include Poole, Christchurch and the wider Dorset communities.

What sort of Clients do you tend to attract if there is a specific type? For example is it usually those in their late 20s, those who have families with their own businesses, those who chose not to go to university etc. We attract a wide variety of clients across all age groups, gender and experiences. The beauty of the programme is the diversity of people it supports in realising their dreams and potential of becoming self employed.

What is your background? I started my working life as a florist and opened my first business at the age of 20 having 2 flower shops in the Midlands. I then decided to change my career and move into training, working for a National Training Company for 11 years eventually becoming the National Business Development Manager. My husband and I then decided to set up our own training company

covering the East and West Midlands. We developed the business, opening 4 regional offices with over 60 staff. After this, I became the Commercial Manager for Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce with responsibility for 5 departments. Becoming self employed again, I developed and delivered a number of funded projects. I became Programme Director for Outset Bournemouth December 2013 and love every minute of it!!

How would you describe your experience of starting your business? Having started a few businesses, they have all had different challenges! Starting your own business can feel very lonely at times which is where a programme such as Outset can really help as you are amongst like minded people and a great support mechanisum. Also, having access to a wide range of expertise in areas where you do not have experience. I wish I’d had access to it in my past!

VITAL STATISTICS Zoe takes us through her vital statistics.

What motivates you? Supporting other people to achieve their aspirations and goals and see them reach fruition.

What is your most notable achievement to date? Turning a failing Enterprise Centre in the Midlands into a thriving, profitable and vibrant centre of the community and also winning the Regional Enterprise Award, all within a twelve month period!

Born I was born in Solihull, West Midlands. Marital Status Married to Tony. School I attended St Martins, Solihull. Favourite Film The Bodyguard.

If you could give someone choosing to start a new company one piece of advice, what would it be? “Believe in yourself and your dreams WILL become a reality.”

Party Trick Singing “My Way” badly!! What’s on your iPod Rod Stewart. Favourite Gadget Soup Maker.

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Business Profile Rob and Jane Edwards Access Lifts Ltd

ACCESS Lifts Ltd of Dorset has just completed a unique project in central Wales. The clients, based in the heart of Wales, live in a property that was on a steep incline so required a lift which would enable them to get their groceries from their garage to their front door. Whilst visiting the Dorset coast on holiday, they spotted an advert for Access Lifts and contacted them immediately, whereupon Rob Edwards, Access’s MD arranged a site visit. Nestled deep in the Powys hills the house was located in a breath-taking part of the world, but was also very remote in a picturesque – but mountainous area! Never phased by such things, Rob gave the best solution to his clients who decided on a bespoke Italian glass lift. Equipped with the latest technology, this lift provided everything they needed, giving them the access they required with the most amazing views when travelling in it. Rob designed the concept and planned the bottom of the lift entrance from the garage. The glass shaft went up to the front door level via

the garage roof to carefully meet with a specially designed level walkway from the front of the house. Meetings then took place between the local builder, Rob and the clients to agree the materials to be used and how they would achieve this feat of engineering and to ensure the job was aesthetically pleasing and blended sympathetically with the beautiful surroundings Rob Edwards said: “The whole project took two weeks from start to finish and although the location was very isolated, the clients were a dream to work with. They were very entertaining and it was a great job to do. Access Lifts pride themselves in sourcing their lifts from the best manufacturers world-wide to ensure that each lift installed is exactly right for its planned use and location. All their lifts are specially tailored to the required use and surroundings but for a full list of the type of lifts they can supply please visit their website at www.access-lifts.co.uk or telephone 0800 65 252 65. You can also follow them on Twitter.

Access Lifts Ltd was set up in November 2011 by Rob and Jane Edwards and is a lift installation company providing a bespoke service to home owners and commercial premises owners alike to enable access for all. They have several different lines of lift, being manufactured in globally. Rob has over 38 years’ experience in this area having always worked in the lift industry, Rob’s knowledge and experience is extensive and varied across the public and private sectors encompassing both residential (B2C) and commercial (B2B) premises They pride themselves in sourcing their lifts from the best manufacturers world-wide to ensure that each lift installed is exactly right for its planned use and location, whatever the purpose. They provide a bespoke service to all their customers and the majority of their business comes from word of mouth; from homeowners, professional practitioners and buildings and estate managers. They offer the widest possible selection of lifts, including platform lifts, short rise lifts, concealed lifts, incline wheelchair lifts, vertical lifts, step lifts, ramps, pool lifts and hoists, cupboard lifts, bariatric lifts, and lifts for boats and even pet lifts. The finish of their lifts can blend harmoniously with their surroundings if required and in many cases door or cupboard can discretely house a surprise inside! Due to their innovation and empathy with the surroundings, Access Lifts are currently working on such high profile projects such as the Palace of Westminster, The National Theatre and Canterbury Cathedral.

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Rent On Time by Go Let Putting traditional rent guarantee to shame. Go Let are a well established, modern and innovative team, dealing exclusively with lettings and property management. Whether dealing with landlords, tenants, other professionals or anyone else, our aim is to change perceptions about the lettings industry, by exceeding expectations, taking responsibility and operating a clear and transparent business with a modern edge. Our services are unique in the local area and extremely good value. Our emphasis on customer services is established from the ground up, based on real respect and appreciation of our team members.

The number of tenants that had to be evicted by bailiffs hit a record high of 11,100 between July and September, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Justice. The National Landlords Association puts the average claim for lost rent at £2,500, and the average cost of legal expenses relating to eviction at £1,200.

The problem

Go Let is the only local agent to offer Rent on Time, a type of insurance policy that guarantees you get paid regardless of any issues with tenants. It insures against late payment and non-payment of rent, as well as all other costs related to the eviction process.

Despite the best efforts to secure reliable tenants there can be times when tenants fall behind with their rent, whether this is down to a change in circumstances or willful nonpayment. If the situation carries on for any length of time, landlords can end up with mounting legal bills and the headache of repossession.

Georgina Kelley Director

How we can help Rent on Time is included within our services, at no extra cost and is different from any other rent guarantee products you may have heard of.

Typically, tenants tend not to pay towards the end of the tenancy. As traditional rent

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guarantee policies cannot be renewed if there are outstanding arrears, this can leave the landlord unprotected for both the rent arrears and any legal costs relating to eviction. The Rent on Time product offered through Go Let is different in that it provides continuous cover, with no need for renewal and crucially, there is no possibility of being left unprotected. Rent payments are guaranteed for the full term, in advance, while the property is occupied and legal costs are covered for any type of eviction and type of tenant, be it students, professionals or benefits claimants. There is no excess and no waiting for payment.

Our services Rent on Time gives landlords peace of mind that their rent will be taken care of whatever happens. It comes as part of our full management and rent collection service at no extra cost. Our focus is on ensuring your property is let and re-let quickly, while always concentrating on a high quality of tenant and long term investment outlook. Our full management service draws upon our years of knowledge and experience of working in the local lettings business. “We have been extremely impressed with the helpful and proactive management of our property by Go Let and that they genuinely care about looking after us and our property. They take an imaginative approach to resolving difficult situations and the Rent on Time guarantee removes any worry about late or nonpayment of rent, as well as potential eviction costs. We would highly recommend their service and the Rent on Time Guarantee. 10 / 10!” - Scott & Laura – local landlord

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DIARY OF A LETTING AGENT Sharon Canning Move on Rentals Have you heard? Christmas is on its way! The staff at Move On are all excited at getting the Christmas Decorations up. We always make this a fun event with mince pies and mulled wine and I traditionally give all the team an advent calendar which they normally place proudly on their desks.

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What is your favourite local Haunt? I love Koh Thai. The Jug and The Brit in Ashley Cross

What was your first job? Ski Instructor What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Keep your overheads low, do not live beyond your means and get a good accountant. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? I’d be a Disney Land with my Little boy!!

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? I treat people how I would like to be treated!! I also don’t have a choice as I am unemployable!

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What drives you to succeed? Again my son and wanting him to have a nice comfortable life Where do you see yourself in 10 years? On an operating table in a plastic surgeons office

• Get my son ready for school, rush around like a mad woman! • Drop him off • Turn the music up in the car to full blast and drive to work!

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Born 12th July 1981

Worst habit Muttering to myself

Children Yes

What’s on your ipod Jess Glynne and Milky Chance

Marital status Single

School Penton Primary (London) Poole High and Corfe Hills

Car Audi A4 S line

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What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Do something you are passionate about and always believe in yourself!

If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? Here and now – because I love Christmas, so the nicest place to be at this time of year is in the Alpine bar in Bournemouth Square, catching up with friends – when I get the chance!

What is your favourite local Haunt? Summertime I love sitting on the terrace at The Harbour Heights Hotel or down at South Deep in Poole. Wintertime I like to catch up with friends at Hotel Du Vin in the’Snug’.

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Always be open to new ideas and be prepared to change your strategies.

What drives you to succeed? Having happy clients who recommend me to others, and seeing the results of our efforts.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Doing what I’m doing now – although hopefully with a little more help from an assistant or two.

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• Tea in bed and checking my emails at the start of the day while listening to the news. Quick check on Facebook to see what is going on with my friends and colleagues • Shopping for food & drink for an event I am running at Twickenham later this week & a visit to the wholesalers for Christmas ‘hamper’ supplies • Social media updates for clients and sharing through other portals, such as Bournemouth Property Association where I sit on their committee and organize their events jointly with a colleague • Putting together a prototype hamper for one of my clients to enable their staff to replicate for another 50 of their clients • Ordering balloons for a thermal and acoustic client who is holding an event tomorrow to celebrate their new office move. Checking everything is on schedule. • Arranging to do a table plan early tomorrow morning for 150 people for a ball we are holding on Friday in Bournemouth, before heading to London and back

• Cooking Chilli con carne and getting the rest of the shopping for the Twickenham event for 50 people in 2 days time • Writing a press release for a lift company and sending to them for approval with the suggested photos I will use with their advert • Receiving the okay from a home improvement client regarding a draft press release and sending out their PR to various different printed media including specialist/industry publications and also posting to my online accounts • Chasing department heads for information to include on a new website we’re building for a property and construction consultancy client • Meeting with venue regarding Friday’s ball • Collecting pop up banners from a construction client who is sponsoring a drinks event this evening • Researching for more social media updates and posting to various clients’ accounts • Checking & responding to emails again. I try not to work past 9pm on the laptop (obviously this doesn’t include when I am attending or running any events in the evenings!)

VITAL STATISTICS Alexandra takes us through her vital statistics.

Children 1 daughter who is getting married next year. She lives about 5 roads away from me with her fiancé and dog Hugo

Party Trick Being one of the last to leave!! Worst Habit (Being one of last to leave – as above!)

Marital Status live with my partner School Epping Forest High School, Essex Car Saab convertible lime green (my corporate colours!)

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Favourite TV Programmes Downton Abbey & The Fall

What’s on your iPod The Script, Van Morrison, Michael Buble Christmas Album, Ibiza mix Favourite Gadget Apple TV Last Holiday Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand in January – going back again in February. Can’t wait!

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Richmond Home Improvement Co When were you established? Having worked in the industry for many years, I identified a gap in the market for a local company that would provide its customers with the best quality locally manufactured products and finest customer service. I finally took the plunge back in January 1999 when I formed Richmond Home Improvement Co and here we are – still here!

What is your favourite local Haunt? I am lucky to be able to visit many different places in the area as I tend to meet with business contacts and clients in varying locations - whether to discuss business, or as a social occasion. However, the Harbour Heights Hotel is somewhere hard to beat in the summer, sitting on the terrace looking out at the fantastic view.

MY DAY A typical day in my life would be:

6am Alarm goes off 7am In office at my desk 8am Networking breakfast meeting

What was your first job? I started with a paper round when I was still at school, followed by a petrol station attendant (in the days before self service). My first ‘proper’ job from school was as a welding apprentice. What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? After the obvious ie business plan, financial forecasting and marketing plan etc, I would recommend you network, network, network. Keep learning from others - it reaps rewards. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? On a sunny beach in New Zealand. I love the lifestyle and variety the country affords, with its stunning landscapes and most agreeable climate. Quality of life there I guess would be even better than in Bournemouth!

What has been your best and worst moment in business? My best moment in business was when we successfully won a three year contract for a large social housing group. The worst was when we were subject to an intrusive tax investigation. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Having an open mind; being receptive and maintaining a massive desire to succeed. What drives you to succeed? I strive to have a better quality of life for both me and my family and endeavour to achieve personal dreams and goals. Like a lot of business people, the fear of failure is also a big driver for me. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Horizontal – preferably still breathing! – on a beach somewhere.

6.30pm Start wrapping up work (in the office)

10am Back in the office to catch up with emails and phone calls. Site visits, inspections and client appointments in the afternoon

7.30pm Evening networking event or dinner at home 10pm Cocoa & slippers

VITAL STATISTICS Allan takes us through his vital statistics.

Born Ferndown

Worst Habit Pointing out other people’s worst habits!

Children My son and daughter both work with me in the business. I also have 2 beautiful grandchildren

What’s on your iPod What’s an ipod?!

Car Mitsubishi Barbarian Truck – ideal for my Labrador ‘Sally’. Favourite Film Forest Gump Party Trick (Not telling you! Wait until the party!)

Favourite Gadget My new toaster – it keeps the toast warm. Everyone should have one! Last Holiday Mediterranean cruise. Most embarrassing moment Dropping – and smashing - a bone china tea cup in the client’s kitchen right infront of her!

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MC Plan & Site Services Ltd MY DAY A typical day in my life would be:

Every day is different as each client has different requirements, but an example would be: • Fuss over 2 Labradors When were you established? MC Plan and Site Services Ltd was established in September 2013. I had identified a niche to provide a personalised Professional Building Control Service to both the Private and Commercial sectors, regardless of size and monetary value. We at MC Plan & Site Services Ltd act as a ‘One Stop Shop’, encompassing all of the Building Control services under one roof, in an efficient and cost effective manner. MC Plan & Site Services Ltd will work closely with all parties involved throughout the process, including the Application Submission, Plan Assessments, Site Inspections and Completion of works. What was your first job? Plasterer’s Labourer. (Good exercise!) What has been your best and worst moment in business? Day 1 will always be regarded as the best and scariest day, but am yet to experience a bad day. What drives you to succeed? Determination and not wanting to fail.

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Always think ahead of the game and never stand still. What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? You should believe in your own abilities and just go for it. Also ensure that you have the right kind of people involved in the business to give you that added support and belief. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? Somewhere hot and relaxing What is your favourite local Haunt? Le Bateau, Ashley Cross, Poole. Great atmosphere and fantastic pizzas. It’s also very convenient for our office! Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being recognized as a main provider of a Building Control Consultancy Service throughout the South of England.

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• Gym • Tea • Fuss over our 2 Labradors

• Attending Pre Application Site and Design meetings

• Bed – ready for the next day’s early start

• Site inspection visits

VITAL STATISTICS ?? takes us through his vital statistics.

Born 21 August 1967 Children 2- Jack and Will Cook Marital Status Married to the wonderful Helen (she is a saint!) School Henry Harbin Secondary Modern Car Nissan Quashqai

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Favourite Film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Party Trick Bush Tucker Trials Worst Habit My wife would say that I listen to music far too loudly What’s on your iPod Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Jonny Cash, Elvis

Favourite Gadget In car stereo system Last Holiday Newquay Most embarrassing moment Lots of occasions! - But one particularly springs to mind: Pulling my trousers down to demonstrate how much weight I had lost without having to undo my belt but didn’t realise that I had also pulled my pants down too in front of the whole office at a Christmas Party!

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Silver Wheels opened its doors on the Ferndown Industrial Estate on the 15th September this 2012. The company has been formed to provide high quality wheel refurbishment to both members of the public and to the trade in the Dorset area.

of changing your car, just change the colour of the wheels.

We took one of our cars down to see what they could do and the results were astounding, their workshop is spotless and the service they provide is fast and professional. The great thing is you can change the whole look of your car without the cost

Ensuring that their customers are never without their valuable asset for long. Flaky paint, corroded wheels, kerbing and dents are all repairable in their state of the art facility. Repair of buckled and split wheels is also available.

Although the process required to achieve this is very specialized, Silver Wheels can also complete a full set of wheels in the same day!




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They strip the wheels of all existing paint and then examine the wheels for any defects, which are then repaired. The wheels are then prepped for painting and then receive up to four coats of paint, including a crucial top coat acrylic lacquer. This is the hardest wearing of all paints and this allows Silver Wheels to offer a full 12 month warranty against paintdefects. Silver Wheels aim is to provide its customers with a wide range of finishes and a high level of service. We wonยนt let our customers leave until they are happy. They have a full range of samples in their showroom, for you to examine and to make your selection from. Their experienced staff are there to guide you and are happy to talk through your ideas or suggest some of their own. They try hard to match the wheel, to the car, to the owner. They hope that you will be amazed by what they can offer.


MOTORING NEWS The latest news on all things motoring. By Nick Fletcher

NEW VOLVO XC90 Volvo has opened the order books for the all-new Volvo XC90, the first vehicle to be built using its own in-house designed and built chassis and engines. On sale in the Spring and priced from around £45,000, it competes against rivals such as the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz M Class and Land Rover Discovery. Amongst the first orders to be placed are the lucky 1927 owners of the First Edition, 53 of them being from the UK. Customers who have already placed orders at dealers will have their order accepted by the factory and become the some of the first owners to have their vehicle delivered. The XC90 is the first car to be powered solely by Volvo’s new Drive-E engine range. It is a vailable to order from launch with either an allwheel-drive (AWD) D5 225hp diesel, an AWD T6 320hp petrol or an AWD T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid with 400hp.

NEW BOND ASTON MARTIN Aston Martin has unveiled a new DB10 model created specially for the next James Bond film Spectre, which will be in cinemas next November. Led by Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the design team worked closely with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, to create the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy. Celebrating the great British brand’s

half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins. Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, said: “In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007, it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond.

“To be partnering once again with EON Productions is great news for this company and for everyone around the world that loves to see Bond at the wheel of an Aston Martin. Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

WOMEN ‘UNCOMFORTABLE’ ABOUT CAR REPAIRS DACIA SALES UP November has seen the continued growth of the Dacia brand in the UK, with sales now up 48.1 per cent year-to-date, with 22,359 of what the company describes as ‘shockingly affordable’ new cars being sold in 2014 so far. According to official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders , the brand sold 1,729 cars during November, representing a market share of 1.0 per cent for the month.

Many women drivers are not able to care for their cars properly because they don’t know how to choose a garage or technician they can trust, new research has revealed. In response, IMI, the professional body for the UK motor industry, is launching a campaign, featuring presenter Suzi Perry, to help them. A quarter of women drivers admit to never having their car serviced by a professional mechanic. They only deal with problems when they show up on the MOT. IMI fears that this approach makes them vulnerable as consumers and compromises their safety. The IMI survey found that women are reluctant to go to a professional technician because of worries about spiraling costs and being uncomfortable in the atmosphere of the garage. 36% admitted to knowing nothing about cars and being totally reliant on garage for guidance. They also said they don’t know what

they were being charged for in a garage and wouldn’t know how to challenge a bill if they felt it was wrong. Worrying for the trade, 17% of women said they felt they had been overcharged in the past. 22% of women drivers said they were reluctant to deal with garages because they were not comfortable with the atmosphere, 28% also said they were nervous about asking technical questions, and 31% said they were confused by the jargon used by the trade. When it came to choosing a garage in an emergency most said that without knowing the difference between a professional and a rogue trader, they simply went for the closest available and trusted to luck. IMI’s campaign will address all of these issues and help women care for their cars, give them the necessary knowledge to confidently deal with garages, and direct them to skilled and trustworthy

technicians’ in their local area through the online IMI Professional Register, www. imiregister.org.uk. IMI is advertising the Professional Register in a host of women’s magazines and on Mumsnet from today. The adverts link to a series of empowerment videos, featuring a Registered technician, Vicky Kempton, and the BBC’s Formula 1 presenter Suzi Perry. IMI CEO Steve Nash said, “Women drivers clearly feel they are in a precarious position as consumers in the motor industry and it’s all about trust. There is a massive knowledge gap between the professional and the customer in this industry, and contrary to popular belief there is no Government protection for them in the form of a license to practice for the motor trade.”

WINTER IS OUR FAVOURITE SPORT Whether it’s snowing, icy, muddy or just cold, the time has come to get behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee and give winter a run for its money. Not that it’s a fair fight, of course. The Cherokee’s Selec-Terrain traction™ system allows you to adapt to the conditions of the road at the turn of a dial. So you’re always in control, no matter what Mother Nature sends your way. With 0% APR representative, £2,000 dealer contribution^ & 3 years Free Servicing.* It’s time to play winter.


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MODEL SHOWN IS A JEEP CHEROKEE 2.0 LIMITED 170 HP AUTOMATIC 4X4 WITH ACTIVE DRIVE I AT £36,320 OTR INCLUDING SPECIAL PAINT AT £625. OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR THE NEW JEEP CHEROKEE DIESEL RANGE IN MPG (I/100KM): EXTRA URBAN 55.4 (5.1) – 61.4 (4.6), URBAN 39.8 (7.1) – 44.1 (6.4), COMBINED 48.7 (5.8) – 53.3 (5.3), CO2 EMISSIONS: 154 – 139 G/KM. Fuel consumption and CO2 figures are obtained for comparative purposes in accordance with EC directives/regulations and may not be representative of real-life driving conditions. Factors such as driving style, weather and road conditions may also have a significant effect on fuel consumption. Promotion available on new Jeep Cherokee models registered by 6th January 2015. ^Dealer Deposit Contribution only available in conjunction with Jeep Hire Purchase or Jeep Horizon PCP. 0% APR Representative Hire Purchase available for a 3 year term with a minimum customer deposit of 12% required. Finance subject to status. Guarantees may be required. Terms and Conditions apply. We work with a number of creditors including Jeep Financial Services, PO BOX 4465, Slough, SL1 0RW. *New Cherokee models will benefit from complimentary servicing covering the car for three years or 30,000 miles, including protection for the first MOT on all qualifying retail sales. Prices and specifications correct at time of going to print (11/14). Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.


THE ALL-NEW 2015 JEEP RENEGADE – ARRIVES SPRING 2015 The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, arriving at Meridien Majestic Bournemouth in spring of next year, will be the first vehicle from the Jeep brand to enter the small SUV segment. With a generous cargo area, ingenious storage spaces and room for up to five people, the 2015 Jeep Renegade offers drivers more space to explore than many other compact crossovers. A unique feature of the all-new Jeep Renegade is MySky, two composite roof panels that can be completely removed and stowed neatly in the cargo hold, allowing driver and passengers to experience the open-air. The central air vent was designed to resemble sports goggles and an off-road map can be found in moulded rubber behind the Uconnect multimedia system. The all-new Jeep Renegade also benefits from over 70 different safety features. The signature iconic seven-slot grille gives the Renegade some traditional Jeep character whilst a manual transmission, rare in an SUV, will be offered on the front-wheel and all-wheel drive models. The Renegade will also offer two four-cylinder engines and ten exterior colour options. Two new advanced

4x4 systems have been fitted with an exclusive rear axle disconnection device to reduce energy losses when switching from two-wheel to four-wheeldrive, improving overall fuel consumption efficiency.

bumpers and 17� aluminium wheels with aggressive off-road tyres. The military gas can design of the Trailhawks tail lamps adding to the vehicles distinctive style.

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Model shown is Alfa Giulietta 1.4 TB 120 bhp Progression at £18,750 OTR† including Luna Pearl Metallic Paint at £510. Range of official fuel consumption figures for the Alfa Giulietta range: Urban 34.0 – 56.5 mpg (8.3 – 5.0 I/100km); Extra Urban 53.3 – 83.1 mpg (5.3 – 3.4 I/100km); Combined 44.1 – 70.6 mpg (6.4 – 4.0 I/100km). CO2 emissions 148 – 104 g/km ±. ± Fuel consumption and CO figures are obtained for comparative purposes in accordance with EC directives/regulations and may not be representative of real-life driving conditions. Factors such as driving style, weather and road conditions may also 2 have a significant effect on fuel consumption. * £2,464 customer deposit, £5,463 optional final payment, 48 month contract. Promotion available on Alfa Giulietta models registered by 31 December 2014. Alfa Deposit Contribution only available in conjunction with Alfa Romeo Preferenza PCP. With Alfa Romeo Preferenza you have the option to return the vehicle and not pay the final payment, subject to the vehicle not having exceeded an agreed annual mileage (a charge of 6p per mile for exceeding 6,000 miles per annum in this example) and being in good condition. Finance subject to status. Guarantees may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Participating dealers only. We work with a number of creditors including Alfa Romeo Financial Services, PO BOX 4465, Slough, SL1 0RW. ^^ £1,000 Alfa Romeo Deposit Contribution is available on PCP only and is valid from 1 October – 31 December 2014 on Alfa Giulietta 1.4 TB 120 bhp Progression only. Participating Dealers only. Retail sales only. Terms and Conditions apply and are subject to exclusions. † On the road price includes 12 months’ road fund licence, first vehicle registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Figures and prices are correct at time of publishing. Vehicles must be registered by 31 December 2014.


THE NEW ALFA GIULIETTA REVIEW Alfa Romeo has a reputation for designing beautiful cars and the new Alfa Giulietta doesn’t disappoint. First launched in the UK in 2010, the Giulietta is recognised as the stylish alternative to competitors such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. The build quality and economical engines in the most recent model result in a vehicle both accurately priced and fully-equipped, with a number of upgrades increasing the vehicles overall appeal. The most recent Alfa Giulietta also benefits from a new platform and suspension hardware. Exterior revisions include a new grille, new fog lamp bezels, new paint colours and different alloy wheel designs, giving the new Giulietta an even more striking presence than the previous model. Luna Pearl, Cobalto Blue and Metallo Bronze all compliment the cars design although the sharp lines down the bonnet are lost in some of the existing darker shades. The offset number plate, a trademark of Alfa Romeo cars, draws attention to the shiny new grille, neatly topped with the iconic Alfa badge, which makes it a pleasure to look at, as well as to drive. Built on Alfa Romeo’s most advanced architecture with a sophisticated multi-link rear suspension, the car benefits from good bump absorption and is an extremely smooth drive, whether you’re on the open road or making your way through town. Trim options

range from the Progression level to the top of the range Sportiva Nav with a very generous amount of specification. The Alfa Giulietta is also one of the safest cars on the road, with an anti-whiplash system, six airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system and three-point seat belts with double pre-tensioner as standard. It also features the exclusive Alfa Romeo driving selector, with three modes to adjust vehicle performance dependent on the road conditions and driving style, which offers drivers even more control, a feature that will appeal to those who enjoy driving for driving’s sake. The first mode, ‘Natural’, suggest gearshifts to optimize fuel consumption and emissions, while the second, ‘Dynamic’ mode, is more suited to the sporty driver, and reduces steering power assistance and offers greater control of lateral acceleration. The ‘All Weather’ mode increases the sensitivity of traction control and multi-split, handy when the vehicle attempts to grip two different surfaces. Whilst the only option for the Giulietta is a five-door, the handle-free rear doors enhance the vehicles streamlined style, giving it the look of a three-door. All six engines benefit from improved efficiencies and lower emissions, whether it’s the 1.4 TB MultiAir or the 2.0 JTDM-2 150hp. And if you behave yourself behind the wheel, the Giulietta remains relatively economical to drive.

Interior upgrades to Alfa’s newest model include new door trims, a new steering wheel and sportier leather seats with increased lateral support, all models feature a five-inch colour touch screen as standard. The UconnectTM infotainment system becomes the focus of a dashboard that looks and feels more quality than other models in it class, with handy USB/aux points situated in the centre console. The multimedia system includes Bluetooth connectivity, useful hands-free SMS reading and wireless music streaming, as well as DAB. The boot space is ample considering the size of the Giulietta and is considerably larger than that of the Ford Focus. Admittedly, the rear passenger space could be more generous, so any tall friends and family may find the headroom slightly restricting. As one of the safest and most stylish cars available, the Alfa Giulietta is also one of the most enjoyable to drive; a rather pleasing combination in a five-door hatchback. To find out more, please contact a member of the team at Meridien Majestic Bournemouth on 01202 525111 or visit our website www.meridien.co.uk. Meridien Milano Bournemouth, 520 Wallisdown Road, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, Dorset BH11 8QE

Business Profile Dr Magdalena Owen DMD, MClinDent (Prosthodontics)

Dentistry@68 incorporating Rejuvenate@68 What are ‘non-surgical aesthetics treatments’? Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are part of aesthetic medicine and include all treatments that can improve the texture and appearance of the skin, rejuvenate the skin, reduce signs of ageing like lines and wrinkles and restore the skin’s former youthful appearance. By providing these treatments we can also target some skin problems like acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and loss of volume. The beauty of these treatments is that these are all non surgical procedures which mean that there is much less or no downtime after the treatment. Most importantly the results of these procedures are reversible. How did you become interested in the field of nonsurgical aesthetics treatments’? I was always interested in cosmetic dentistry. I think improving patients smile can be very awarding for patients and also a dentist. To progress in the field of cosmetic dentistry I completed my Master Degree in Prosthodontics at King’s College London. One of my favorite procedures is tooth whitening so I decided to write my dissertation about the color relapse after tooth whitening. Then I started to realize that restoring the teeth only may not be enough to restore the beautiful smile, sometimes the tissues around teeth needs to be enhanced as well. Some of the injectable procedures we are using in dentistry to correct gummy smile and to prevent tooth grinding so I got interested in these and that’s how it all started. What treatments do you provide? At Rejuvenate@68 we offer a wide portfolio of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. We offer anti-wrinkle injections to improve appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles caused by overactive muscle movements. These injections have shown impressive results in treatment of expression lines around the eyes such as crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the eyebrows. We can also improve appearance of sad faces when muscles are pulling corners of the mouth down and even lines on the neck. To correct static wrinkles and folds caused by sagging skin like nose to mouth lines or marionette lines we use dermal fillers. Dermal Fillers offer a unique solution to plump up areas of the skin. These clear gels can be used to lift and fill facial lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume in the cheeks and enhance the contours of the face. In

addition lips can be treated with dermal fillers for an instantly revitalised look. We also offer treatments to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin of the face, neck, décolleté and hands. With these procedures we can treat aged skin, lines and wrinkles, thin and crêpey skin. We can also target some specific problems like sundamaged skin, hyperpigmentation, acne scars or even strech marks. Dermaroller™ skin needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is one of UK’s best and most exciting non-surgical skin regeneration procedure. Dermaroller therapy stimulates the skin to repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. This procedure offers amazing results without the inconvenient ‘down time’ that comes with more aggressive laser treatments and medium and deep chemical peels. And because it stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself without adding foreign substances to the body or taking anything away, Dermaroller is a natural process which has an excellent safety profile when used by trained medical aesthetic practitioners. Skinboosters allow to deeply hydrate the skin by adding hyaluronic acid to the skin via a number of small injections and are great treatment to rejuvenate and improves the quality of large areas of skin from the inside. The area of use for skinboosters is broad and today the products are also used for hydrobalance of the lips, treatment of dry elbows, treatment of acne and in combination with, for example, peeling or laser treatment. In addition skinboosters used in combination with Dermaroller™ provide the ultimate treatment to improve skin texture and elasticity and diminish crepeyness and fine lines to give beautiful radiant glowing skin. Mesotherapy is a safe, natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. The Mesotherapy process delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the skin to nourish and rejuvenate, promote production of collagen and elastin, and stimulate your metabolism. Clinic-based chemical peels are essential for aiding in maintaining and restoring the skin’s healthy appearance. By treating the skin with different chemical peels we can: • stimulate collagen production to diminish the appearance of signs of photoageing, including the appearance of epidermal lines. • reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation,

uneven skin tone and dullness by exfoliating the skin’s surface cells. • Help to soften and smooth the appearance of the skin’s surface texture, eliminate the feeling of dry skin, refine the appearance of pores sizes Who should perform these treatments? Any injectable treatment should be performed by medical professionals only. It is very important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable medical practitioner. As dentists we have great knowledge of facial anatomy which is a fundamental requirement to not only achieve great results but most importantly to make the treatments safe for our patients. We use only best quality, well researched and clinically proven products. Our extensive experience in various injecting techniques results in treatments being provided with not only minimal discomfort but also great results. In addition we pay special attention to pain control to ensure that the procedures are comfortable and non-traumatic. Topical and local anaesthetics are used when needed to keep discomfort to the minimum. Most importantly our practice is CQC registered so patients can be sure that they are treated in a clean and safe environment and in full confidence. Are the treatments painful? No, most treatments involve very minimal or no discomfort. As I said before we pay special attention to pain control to ensure that the procedures are comfortable and non-traumatic. When needed we use topical and local anaesthetics to keep discomfort to the minimum. In addition for most treatments no or short recovery time is required so the patients can come back to their normal routine straight after treatment. Any side effects, if they occur are usually temporary and mild to moderate, and are typically linked to the injections e.g. pain on injection, redness, swelling. What drives you to succeed? I always want more and I am only satisfied with my achievements for a short while. Soon I will start looking for new things and new challenges. I’m a perfectionist, that gives me a lot of energy and drive to move forward.

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Business Profile Tim Seward

Cliff House Hotel General Manager

Cliff House Hotel is a NEW boutique hotel nestled in the idyllic town of Southbourne. A charming, must stay hotel just a stones throw from Southbourne’s famous smooth sandy beaches. With a fast growing reputation for their delicious locally sourced menu, the food itself is reason enough to visit. The charming boutique hotel is managed by an award-winning team, who are dedicated to offering guests a professional friendly service.

MY DAY A typical day in my life

When were you established? Proprietor, Andrew Gosling, bought the hotel in November 2013. Restoration began on the 14 bedroomed boutique hotel earlier this year in January (2014) and doors officially opened in June. What was your first job? My first job in the hotel/hospitality industry was as a General Assistant at Lindors Country House Hotel, Gloucestershire, back in 1993. But from a young age I helped out with a local family catering business, that’s where I got the hospitality bug! What has been your best and worst moment in business? My best moment by far has been my time at Cliff House Hotel. To have been involved in the renovation project, opening the doors to the public to being nominated for a Boutique Hotelier Award; all in the space of 8 months, it’s been the best rollercoaster experience! What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Determining your USP (Unique Selling Point), it’s probably the most important decision that was made at Cliff House Hotel. Unique, Boutique and Provenance. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? I’m currently planning my 2015 vacation to Italy and Switzerland. I love to experience the true culture and hospitality of these countries

VITAL STATISTICS Tim takes us through his vital statistics.

and I’ve heard so many great things about them. I have friends living there, so I’m looking forward to meeting up with them too. What is your favourite local Haunt? Bournemouth is such a lively vibrant area with great local business and restaurants serving delicious local produce. Most of my spare social time is spent discovering new places and suppliers; it is such an exciting culinary area. Recently I have been discovering and networking in the Southbourne area, we have an abundance of amazing businesses right on our doorstep. What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? I think that determination, confidence and passion are vital to be a good entrepreneur as well as having the ability to see the bigger picture. Business is all about building relationships and entrepreneurs often have to take risks whilst leading employees, suppliers and clients; this can only be achieved with strong relationships. What drives you to succeed? Customer satisfaction. There is nothing better than knowing you have truly delivered an amazing experience to guests. I believe in not just meeting but exceeding expectations, and the team are dedicated to making the experience at Cliff House Hotel an exceptional one. It gives me a great sense of pride when we receive excellent feedback on TripAdvisor or Facebook; it makes all the hardwork and long hours feel very insignificant.

would be:

When on ‘Duty’ I wake at Cliff House Hotel at 6.30am, we have accommodation on site to ensure that guests can always contact a member of staff anytime of the day. I’ll grab myself a quick tea and head straight down to my office to quickly check any emails and messages. Next I’ll head to the Kitchen to catch up with our Head Chef, Cedric. He’ll be busy preparing for breakfast but we’ll discuss any new menu changes and events taking place that day/week. My next stop is the Clifton Room to oversee the breakfast service. Breakfast is always such a fantastic time to spend with our guests, chatting about their stay and making recommendations for local attractions. After breakfast service has finished I brief our Housekeeper and then retreat to my office I’ll spend time catching up on emails, bookings and checking out guests. Our lounge bar is open to non residents from 10am, so that is my next port of call. We change our menus seasonally and offer hearty breakfasts, traditional Champagne afternoon teas to classic modern dinners. Ingredients are locally sourced, seasonal and of the highest quality, so I always like to talk through the menu and daily events with our front of house staff. Our special events and evenings have become highlights for the local community from our weekly Thursday evening Cocktail Club, Sunday Lunches to summer Hog Roasts and Italian inspired dinners, there’s always a new idea to discuss with the staff and guests! The afternoon is a hive of activity as new guests arrive and preparations begin for evening dinner service. I try to leave the Hotel by 8pm and head out for a walk along the beach. My evenings are spent catching up with friends and discovering new local restaurants and bars. I’ll have one last sneaky look at my emails before bed.

Born: 28.10.77 School: Educated in Bristol Favourite Film: Anything Bond or Bourne! Favourite Gadget: My ipad! From checking the local weather forecast for guests or changing the genre of music in the bar on Spotify it’s never far away from me.

Thirteen Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3DA 01202 424701 | reservations@cliff house-hotel.com www.cliff house-hotel.com



6.30pm – Canapés & Champagne reception and a chance to meet the Cliff House Hotel team. 7.00pm – Four course New Year’s Eve dinner followed by Cliff House Hotel cheese table. 9.00pm onwards – Music by Arcadian, Sirpico and Best Enemies to see you into the New Year.

New Year’s Eve celebrations from 6.30pm

£95 per person

New Year’s Eve celebrations from 9.00pm (music, welcome drink and cheese table)

£27.50 per person


Thirteen Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3DA

01202 424701 reservations@cliffhouse-hotel.com www.cliffhouse-hotel.com @Cliffhse_hotel /CliffHouseHotel

TV GUIDE Christmas Eve BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 9.00 Snow Babies. Young animals surviving in some of the coldest places on Earth. (T) (R) 10.00 Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes Of Christmas. Part one of two. Nigel creates a selection of festive dishes. (T) (R) 11.00 FILM: WALL.E (2008). A robot cleaning a deserted future Earth falls in love with a survey droid and follows her into space. Pixar animated adventure, with the voices of Ben Burtt and Elissa Knight. (T) 12.30 Christmas Of My Lifetime With Len Goodman. With Ricky Tomlinson, Jennie Bond, Julia Bradbury and Ainsley Harriott. (T) 1.30 BBC News (T) 1.40 BBC Regional News; Weather (T) 1.45 FILM: Wallace & Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (2005). The inventor and his canine sidekick go on the hunt for a destructive giant rabbit. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. (T) 3.05 Merry Madagascar. Animated adventure, with the voice of Ben Stiller. (T) (R) 3.25 Shrek The Halls. Festive animated short, starring the lovable ogre. (T) (R) 3.50 The Gruffalo’s Child. Animated sequel, with the voice of Robbie Coltrane. (T) (R) 4.15 On Angel Wings. Animated adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book. (T) 4.45 FILM: One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961). Premiere. A canine couple rush to save their puppies from a woman who wants to make them into a coat. Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Betty Lou Gerson and Rod Taylor. (T) 6.05 BBC News (T) 6.15 BBC Regional News; Weather (T) 6.25 FILM: Toy Story 3 (2010). Woody, Buzz and the toys end up in a daycare centre, but plan their escape when they discover how dangerous it is. Animated adventure, with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. (T) 8.00 EastEnders. (T) 8.30 The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm. (T) 9.30 Not Going Out Christmas Special. The will-they-won’t-they tension between Lee and Lucy reaches unseen new highs in this epic finale for Christmas, which series creator Lee Mack has suggested will be the last-ever episode. Sally Bretton, Bobby Ball and Katy Wix co-star. Last in the series. (T) 10.15 The Vicar Of Dibley. (T) (R) 10.55 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Christmas is just round the corner but Mrs Brown has a problem. (T) (R) 11.30 BBC News; Weather (T) 11.45 Midnight Mass From Arundel Cathedral. Live Roman Catholic Mass from Arundel in West Sussex, led by the Rev Canon Tim Madeley. Carols include O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. (T) 1.05 FILM: Sliding Doors (1998). Comedy drama, starring Gwyneth Paltrow. (T) 2.40 Weather For The Week Ahead (T) 2.45 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.10 FILM: The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos (2008). Documentary following a flamingo colony flocking to a lake in Tanzania to engage in elaborate mating rituals and eventually hatch their chicks. (T) 7.20 Canterbury Cathedral. The Rev Clare Edwards travels to York for the vote on women bishops. (T) (R) 8.20 FILM: One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975). Chinese spies try to retrieve stolen microfilm hidden in a dinosaur skeleton, but a group of nannies plans to stop them. (T) 9.55 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Colin Baker and Peter Purves take part in the challenge. (T) (R) 10.55 Christmas Kitchen With James Martin. With guests Galton Blackiston and Brian Turner. (T) (R) 11.40 Christmas Kitchen With James Martin. With Monica Galetti and Brian Turner. Last in the series. (T) (R) 12.35 Torvill & Dean: The Perfect Day. The ice-dancing duo’s gold medal-winning performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics. (T) (R) 1.35 The Choir: New Military Wives. Part one of two. Gareth Malone forms a choir to perform at a First World War centenary Prom. (T) (R) 2.35 FILM: Little Women (1994). A strongwilled mother holds her family together and raises her daughters while their father is away fighting in the American Civil War. Drama, with Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon. (T) 4.25 To The Manor Born. Christmas revival from 2007. Audrey and Richard plan a party to celebrate 25 years of marriage. (T) (R) 5.25 Carols From King’s. Music and readings from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. (T) 6.40 The Good Life. Tom ponders the future. (T) (R) 7.10 Victoria Wood With All The Trimmings. The comedienne sends up Christmas TV in a festive special from 2000. (T) (R) 8.00 Christmas University Challenge. Teams made up of distinguished alumni of King’s College, Cambridge, and Royal Holloway, University of London, compete, with both sides hoping to secure a place in the semi-finals. (T) 8.30 The Choir: New Military Wives. Part two of two. Gareth Malone works the women harder than ever as they prepare to share the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall with some of the world’s leading professional musicians on August 3 – the eve of the day that Britain entered the First World War. (T) 9.30 Julie Walters: A Life On Screen. The actress chats about her 40-year career, from her comedy beginnings in theatre through to her successes in TV and film, culminating in her receiving a Bafta Fellowship earlier this year. (T) 10.30 FILM: Calendar Girls (2003). When her husband dies of leukaemia, a Women’s Institute member is inspired to raise funds for the local hospital. Casting inhibitions and clothes aside, the widow and her daring friend encourage their fellow members to pose nude for a charity calendar, causing a stir in their Yorkshire village and beyond. (T) 12.15 FILM: Buster (1988). Fact-based crime drama, starring Phil Collins and Julie Walters. (T) 1.45 This Is BBC Two (T)

ITV 1 6.00 Good Morning Britain. (T) 8.30 Lorraine. With guest Ben Caplan. (T) 9.25 FILM: All Stars (2013). Two kids try to save their youth centre from closure by putting on a dance show, but find themselves short of talent. Comedy, with Theo Stevenson and Akai Osei-Mansfield. (T) 11.35 FILM: Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011). The mischievous little boy discovers his school is faced with closure and hatches a plan to save it. Comedy based on the children’s books, with Theo Stevenson and Richard E Grant. (T) 1.20 ITV News; Weather (T) 1.35 Doc Martin Christmas Special: On The Edge. Bird-spotters invade Portwenn. (T) (R) 3.35 Off Their Rockers. A pensioner attempts a daredevil escape from a care home. (T) (R) 4.05 FILM: Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). An elf leaves Santa to make a name for himself, only to be manipulated into aiding an evil toy-maker’s money-making schemes. Fantasy adventure, with Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. (T) 6.15 You’ve Been Framed! At Christmas. Comical festive clips, narrated by Harry Hill. (T) (R) 6.45 ITV News; Weather (T) 7.00 Emmerdale. Having been ordered by Moira to move out immediately, Charity pleads with Cain, but she’s thrown when he takes his wife’s side. Later, PC Swirling arrives to discuss some CCTV footage concerning the missing car, and overhearing the conversation, Charity is confused by Cain’s story and wonders what is rattling him. Bernice struggles with her emotions the day before Andy’s wedding, while the groom ends up fighting with Robert during his stag do and asks him to stay away from the ceremony. Lachlan offers Belle a legal high for her birthday, promising it will help her forget about Gemma. (T) 7.30 Coronation Street. Gary is gutted to discover he’s bought Jake the same present as Anna, Callum tries to tempt Kylie with cocaine, and Lloyd gets a call from the British Embassy to tell him Jenna’s been arrested in Spain. Roy suggests to Yasmeen they organise the soup kitchen at his cafe rather than the community centre, and Sally offers them Sophie and Maddie’s services. (T) 8.00 FILM: Skyfall (2012). Premiere. James Bond pursues a mysterious criminal mastermind who has orchestrated a terrorist attack on MI6 headquarters and exposed the identities of undercover agents around the world. The trail leads to a rogue former operative who has a personal vendetta against the intelligence organisation’s leader. Action thriller, starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes. (T) 10.45 ITV News; Weather (T) 11.00 Christmas Carols On ITV. Aled Jones is joined by Collabro, Lucy Kay, Mica Paris and Shaun Escoffery for a candlelit Christmas Eve carol service from St Mary’s Church in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. (T) 12.00 FILM: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Historical drama sequel, starring Cate Blanchett. (T) 2.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA (T) (R) 2.50 ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (T) (R)

SATELLITE / DIGITAL Christmas Eve FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. 12.00 Cimarron Strip. Jim intercedes in a range war. 1.40 FILM: Patton (1970). Biopic of the general whose short temper and rugged individuality inspired his men and infuriated his superiors during the Second World War. 5.00 Body Of Proof. An arson investigator hinders Megan’s work. (T) 6.00 Body Of Proof. A champion equestrian is found dead in the woods. (T) 6.55 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 7.00 NCIS. A marine veteran confesses to the murder of a friend 60 years previously, but Gibbs decides to investigate further rather than take his story at face value, hoping to save the elderly Medal of Honour recipient from a spell in prison. (T) 8.00 NCIS. While performing an autopsy for a class of military students, Ducky discovers the cadaver he is using is the body of a murder victim. In trying to identify the corpse, Gibbs and his team are set on the trail of a career criminal specialising in identity fraud. Meanwhile, Ziva has difficulty separating her personal feelings and professional judgment. (T) 9.00 Castle. The detectives investigate a series of killings apparently carried out by a lone sniper. However, the case further agitates an already traumatised Beckett, who cannot forget her own shooting – and is struggling to keep her colleagues from discovering how badly she has been affected by her brush with death. (T) 10.00 Castle. When Beckett and the author wake up in bed, handcuffed together, in a locked room with no recollection of how they came to be there, they set about piecing together the mystery of where they are and why. American crime drama, starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. (T) 11.00 Longmire. Walt joins forces with Branch to investigate a suspicious suicide, while Fales makes an announcement about who he thinks might have killed the Sheriff’s wife. Last in the series. 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (T) 1.00 Person Of Interest (T) 2.00 Person Of Interest (T) 3.00 Teleshopping

FILM 4 11.00 Fred Claus (2007). Santa reluctantly agrees to bail his selfish estranged brother out of jail – on condition he helps to make toys for Christmas. Comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti. (T) 1.15 One Million Years BC (1966). Two cave-dwellers fall in love and have to flee from angry tribal chiefs. Prehistoric adventure, starring Raquel Welch and John Richardson, with special effects by Ray Harryhausen. (T) 3.20 Gulliver’s Travels (2010). A directionless man tries to prove himself by exploring the Bermuda Triangle, and ends up stuck on an island where he is a giant. Fantasy comedy, with Jack Black and Emily Blunt. (T) 5.00 Step Up (2006). An aspiring ballerina and a street-smart teenager pair up for a dance project and love begins to blossom between them. Romantic drama, starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T) 7.05 St Trinian’s (2007). An anarchic girls’ boarding school is threatened with closure, owing to financial difficulties and a strict education minister determined to clean up its bad reputation. The pupils realise their hapless teachers are unable to deal with the crisis, so plan to save the day by dabbling in art theft. Comedy, starring Rupert Everett in a dual role alongside Colin Firth, Russell Brand and Gemma Arterton. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T) 9.00 Forrest Gump (1994). A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise. (T) 11.40 The Raid (2011). A Swat team infiltrates a drug lord’s lair in a tenement building, only to walk into a trap and find they must fight their way out. Action thriller, with Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim. 1.35 Clerks (1994). Comedy, starring Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson. (T) (b&w) 3.30 Close

ITV 2 6.00 Nicole Scherzinger: The Hot Desk. An interview with the singer. (T) (R) 6.10 Britain’s Got More Talent: Surprise Stars. (T) (R) 7.00 Emmerdale. (T) (R) 7.25 I’m A Celeb: Epic Trials. Joe Swash looks back at the best Bushtucker Trials from various series. (T) (R) 8.15 I’m A Celeb: Junglicious Moments. Joe Swash takes a look at some of the highlights from the jungle. (T) (R) 9.05 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special. With teams from The Only Way Is Essex and Benidorm. (T) (R) 10.10 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. Festive selection of camcorder calamities. (T) (R) 10.40 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. Harry Hill presents some festive funnies. (T) (R) 11.15 FILM: The 12 Days Of Christmas Eve (T) 1.10 Emmerdale. Moira incurs Cain’s wrath by reporting his car missing. (T) (R) 1.40 FILM: Casper (1995). The daughter of a paranormal expert befriends the amiable ghost of a young boy, but finds other spooks are not so friendly. (T) 3.40 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. Harry Hill offers a seasonal selection of camcorder catastrophes. (T) (R) 4.05 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. A festive edition. (T) (R) 5.05 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special. A team from Dancing on Ice competes against the stars of Coronation Street. (T) (R) 6.10 Catchphrase Christmas Special. Carol Vorderman, Michael Ball and Michelle Collins see it and say it. (T) (R) 7.20 FILM: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (T) 9.00 FILM: The Holiday (2006). (T) 11.45 Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special. (T) (R) 12.50 Through The Christmas Keyhole (T) (R) 1.50 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 2.20 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 2.45 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 3.05 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 3.30 Release The Hounds: Jingle Hell (T) (R) 4.20 Educating Joey Essex: Winter Essex-Pedition (T) (R) 5.05 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (T) (R) 5.30 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (T) (R) 5.55 ITV2 Nightscreen

CHANNEL 4 7.15 Olive, The Other Reindeer. Animation, with the voice of Drew Barrymore. (T) (R) 8.10 The Big Bang Theory. The pals try to start a conversation with a sci-fi star. (T) (R) 8.40 The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon takes charge of Penny’s hair accessories business. (T) (R) 9.05 The Simpsons. Cartoon capers. (T) (R) 9.35 The Simpsons. Cartoon capers. (T) (R) 10.10 FILM: The Iron Giant (1999). A robot falls out of the sky and befriends a small boy. However, a government agent soon comes looking for him. Animated adventure, with the voices of Vin Diesel and Eli Marienthal. (T) 11.50 Father Christmas. Seasonal animation based on Raymond Briggs’ book. (T) (R) 12.30 FILM: Big Miracle (2012). Premiere. A reporter and an environmentalist organise an effort to free whales trapped in the ice in the Arctic circle. Fact-based drama, with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. Edited for language. (T) 2.35 Channel 4 News (T) 2.45 FILM: The Grinch (2000). A grouchy creature plots to ruin Christmas and seasonal goodwill for the Whoville town residents. Fantasy comedy, based on Dr Seuss’s book, starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen. (T) 4.50 FILM: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). A miser is encouraged to mend his ways at Christmas when three spirits show him his past, present and what the future holds. Puppet comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh. (T) 6.25 Hollyoaks. Hour-long episode. Ste and John Paul’s big day arrives. (T) 7.25 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Festive spin-off of the animated films. (T) (R) 7.55 The Snowman And The Snowdog. Animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’ classic festive tale The Snowman, telling the story of another youngster’s magical Christmas. (T) (R) 8.30 My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas: Tinsel And Tiaras. One-off special following the Irish travelling community at Christmas, featuring plenty of fun, festive spirit – and not forgetting weddings. One bride-to-be pulls out all the stops as she prepares a spectacular ceremony with a yuletide theme, a family heads back to the Emerald Isle and a young entrepreneur plans a party that’s strictly gypsies only. (T) (R) 9.30 Gogglebox 2014. A chance to see some of the best moments from the past year of the reality show, featuring the nation’s favourite armchair critics. (T) 11.00 Rude Tube Christmas Cracker 2014. Alex Zane presents a selection of festive internet clips that have proved popular around the world, featuring a mashed-up Monty the penguin and Mariah Carey with a beard. (T) 12.05 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 12.35 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 1.05 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 1.30 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 1.55 FILM: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010). Comedy horror, starring Onni Tommila. 3.20 FILM: Toys (1992). Comedy, starring Robin Williams. (T) 5.20 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems (T) (R) 5.35 Small Animal Hospital (T) (R)

CHANNEL 5 6.00 Milkshake! 9.30 FILM: Gone With The Wind (1939). A plantation heiress has a tumultuous relationship with a roguish Southern gentleman during the American Civil War. (T) 1.50 FILM: The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938). The outlaw and his merry men fight to save the king’s throne and redistribute wealth to the downtrodden peasants. Swashbuckling adventure, with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. (T) 3.50 FILM: Scrooge – A Christmas Carol (1951). A hard-hearted skinflint is taught the error of his ways by a succession of spectral visitors. Adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with Alastair Sim and Mervyn Johns. (T) (b&w) 5.35 Michael Buble’s Christmas 2014. Festive special, with guest appearances by Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande and Miss Piggy. (T) (R) 6.30 My Big Xmas Benefits Blow-Out. Christmas for people living on state welfare. (T) (R) 7.20 Britain’s Craziest Christmas Lights. Former Slade frontman Noddy Holder narrates a documentary following four households as they turn their homes into electric winter wonderlands with extensive displays of festive illuminations. For these Christmas obsessives – who include Dave and Carol Edwards – putting up the lights involves a head for heights, DIY wiring skills and an unshakable resolve, with some inspired by the bling of Blackpool while others aim for the ambitious scale of a West End show. (T) (R) 8.25 The Dog Rescuers With Alan Davies: Christmas Special. A festive edition of the documentary following RSPCA officers, in which QI regular and comedian Alan Davies throws a Christmas party for some of the stars of the last series, as well as introducing more stories about canine rescues. A Dartford officer recalls one of the worst cases of maltreatment that he has ever seen, involving a German shepherd cross, and there’s an update on the Staffordshire bull terrier Birmingham inspector Scott Vanes discovered chained up on a scrapheap with no food, water or proper shelter. Finally, award-winning RSPCA animal collection officer Derek Hampson hands out presents to rescue dogs across England and Wales. (T) 9.30 Greatest Ever Christmas Movies. Countdown of the best festive films, from White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life to Bad Santa and Elf. Gremlins star Zach Galligan and Miracle on 34th Street’s Mara Wilson talk about their experiences making their movies, while Aled Jones reveals that he hadn’t even seen classic animation The Snowman until nearly 20 years after having a hit in 1985 with a version of its famous song Walking in the Air. Featuring contributions by Ollie Locke, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash and Eamonn Holmes. (T) (R) 12.30 FILM: Scrooge – A Christmas Carol (1951). Charles Dickens’ fantasy, starring Alastair Sim. (T) (b&w) 2.20 SuperCasino 4.00 House Doctor (T) (R) 4.25 House Doctor (T) (R) 4.45 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.10 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (T) (R)

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E4 6.00 Rules Of Engagement. (T) (R) 6.25 Rules Of Engagement. (T) (R) 6.50 Rude(ish) Tube. Amusing internet videos, including a bungee jump with a twist. (T) (R) 7.10 Rude(ish) Tube. Amusing internet videos, including a monkey that buys itself a drink. (T) (R) 7.30 Rude(ish) Tube. (T) (R) 7.55 Hollyoaks. John Paul and Ste’s joint stag do gets under way. (T) (R) 8.30 Ivor The Invisible. Children’s animation. (T) (R) 9.00 Charmed. Piper books a mystery performer for the club. (T) (R) 10.00 Rules Of Engagement. (T) (R) 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. (T) (R) 11.00 FILM: Marmaduke (2010). (T) 12.45 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts. Videos on the themes of exercise and pets. (T) (R) 1.00 How I Met Your Mother. Ted and Barney get into a fight at MacLaren’s. (T) (R) 1.30 How I Met Your Mother. Ted tries to keep Barney away from his younger sister. (T) (R) 2.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is forced to overcome his fear of driving. (T) (R) 2.30 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. Leonard, Raj and Howard kick Sheldon off their quiz team. (T) (R) 3.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. Raj’s parents set him up on a blind date. (T) (R) 3.30 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 4.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon and Amy take a train ride to Napa Valley. (T) (R) 4.30 The Bear. Animation based on the Raymond Briggs tale. (T) (R) 5.00 How I Met Your Mother. (T) (R) 5.30 How I Met Your Mother. (T) (R) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory. Howard’s stag party leads to a problem. (T) (R) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. Howard tries to avoid being sent into space. (T) (R) 7.00 Rude(ish) Tube. (T) (R) 7.25 Hollyoaks. (T) 8.00 FILM: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009). (T) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 12.00 New Girl (T) (R) 12.30 New Girl (T) (R) 1.00 Made In Chelsea (T) (R) 2.05 Taking New York: Sneak Peek (T) (R) 2.35 Virtually Famous (T) (R) 3.20 New Girl (T) (R) 3.40 New Girl (T) (R) 4.00 How I Met Your Mother (T) (R) 4.25 Charmed (T) (R)

BBC 3 7.00 Don’t Tell The Bride: Let It Snow!. Groom-to-be Steve from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, is given £12,000 to plan every detail of his nuptials and give his fiancee the wedding of her dreams, while she relinquishes control of the big day. (T) (R) 8.00 Gavin & Stacey – Christmas Special. On Christmas Eve, the Wests join the Shipmans for one of Mick’s famous turkey dinners. Smithy can hardly wait to spend his first yuletide with baby Neil, but fails to realise Dave will be tagging along and playing happy families with Nessa. (T) (R) 9.00 FILM: Shrek The Third (2007). The bad-tempered ogre finds himself in the unwelcome position of being next in line for the throne. Preferring to stay at home in the swamps, he sets out on a quest to find the rightful heir – a rebellious teenager named Artie – and persuade him to face up to his responsibilities as the future king. Meanwhile, the ambitious Prince Charming sees his chance for power. (T) 10.25 Cuckoo Christmas Special. It’s Christmas time for the Thompsons in Lichfield, and Lorna is full of yuletide spirit – in more ways than one. Ben and Dale both want to make Rachel’s holiday special – and Ken gets stuck in the middle. (T) 11.00 EastEnders. Linda states that Dean is not welcome for Christmas dinner – so he confronts her with a blackmail threat. Jane is furious when Alfie spreads gossip about her and Ian. (T) (R) 11.30 Family Guy. Lois’s well-laid Christmas holiday plans fall apart, while Stewie convinces himself there really is a Santa Claus. (T) (R) 11.55 Family Guy. Meg lands a job at the local TV station, only to suffer the humiliation of having her first kiss broadcast to hordes of viewers. Meanwhile, Stewie’s tricycle is stolen. (T) (R) 12.15 Family Guy (T) (R) 12.35 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.00 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.20 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.45 Cuckoo Christmas Special (T) (R) 2.15 Some Girls (T) (R) 2.45 In Deep (T) (R) 3.00 Don’t Tell The Bride: Christmas In Wonderland (T) (R) 4.00 Close

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TV GUIDE Christmas Day BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. (T) 9.00 The Gruffalo. Animated adaptation of the children’s book, with the voice of Robbie Coltrane. (T) (R) 9.30 On Angel Wings. Animated adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book. (T) (R) 10.00 Come And Join The Celebration. Traditional service from St George’s Church in Leeds. (T) 11.00 Only Fools And Horses. Christmas special from 1986. Rodney dates an aristocrat’s daughter. (T) (R) 12.00 Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out. The animated heroes go to the moon. (T) (R) 12.25 FILM: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011). Two garden gnomes fall in love over a fence, but their romance is threatened by a bitter feud between their houses. Animated comedy, with the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. (T) 1.40 Shaun The Sheep. The animals decorate the farmhouse for Christmas. (T) (R) 1.50 BBC News; Weather (T) 2.00 Top Of The Pops Christmas. The year’s most successful chart acts. (T) 3.00 The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast 2014. Her Majesty’s annual address. (T) 3.10 FILM: Puss In Boots (2011). Premiere. The swashbuckling feline goes on a quest for a magical golden goose. Animated comedy spin-off from the Shrek movies, with the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. (T) 4.40 BBC News; Weather (T) 5.00 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. Six previous contestants compete for the Christmas trophy. (T) 6.15 Doctor Who. Clara and the Doctor end up trapped on an Arctic base under attack. (T) 7.15 Miranda. It’s a bittersweet day for fans of the hit sitcom – it may be returning for a two-part Christmas special, but Miranda Hart has said that these will be the final episodes. (T) 7.50 Call The Midwife. It’s Christmas time in Poplar and rehearsals are well under way for the Sunday School festive concert, but dancing snowflakes and sewing Santa costumes soon take a backseat when Chummy is asked to help out at a mother-and-baby home, where poor management has given the residents little in the way of Christmas cheer. (T) 9.00 EastEnders. Hour-long episode. Christmas Day gets off to a great start for the Carters, with Mick getting a special present from Linda and Stan transforming the barrel store into a winter wonderland for Cora. (T) 10.05 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Brendan O’Carroll’s foul-mouthed matriarch makes a popular return for the first of two festive editions. (T) 10.40 Michael McIntyre’s Very Christmassy Christmas Show. The comedian presents an hour of festive entertainment. (T) 11.40 BBC News; Weather (T) 11.55 On Christmas Night. (T) 12.00 Not Going Out Christmas Special (T) (R) 12.45 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas (T) (R) 1.15 George Michael At The Palais Garnier, Paris (T) (R) 2.15 FILM: The Heartbreak Kid (2007). Romantic comedy, starring Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan. (T) 4.05 Skiing Weatherview (T) 4.10 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.00 FILM: Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas (2003). (T) 7.15 FILM: Short Circuit (1986). A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own, embarking on a series of misadventures. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy. (T) 8.50 FILM: Pollyanna (1960). An orphaned girl tries to spread cheer among the miserable inhabitants of a New England town. Family drama based on Eleanor H Porter’s novel, starring Hayley Mills and Jane Wyman. (T) 11.00 Carols From King’s. Music and readings from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. (T) (R) 12.15 To The Manor Born. Audrey takes Christmas very seriously. (T) (R) 12.45 The Choir: New Military Wives. Part two of two. The women perform at the Royal Albert Hall. (T) (R) 1.45 60 Years Of Carols From King’s. The history of the annual Christmas service broadcast. (T) 2.45 Kiss Me, Kate At The Proms. A performance of Cole Porter’s musical at the Royal Albert Hall. (T) 5.00 Sign Zone: The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast 2014. Her Majesty’s annual address. (T) (R) 5.10 James May’s Toy Stories: Action Man At The Speed Of Sound. The Top Gear presenter attempts to propel an Action Man through the sound barrier. (T) 6.15 Morecambe And Wise In Pieces: The Sketches. Bitesized routines from the comedy duo’s shows. (T) 7.15 Christmas University Challenge. Teams made up of distinguished graduates of the universities of Edinburgh and Leeds compete as the first round of the festive edition of the quiz continues. (T) 7.45 Dad’s Army. The vicar holds a Comforts for the Troops Fund bazaar at which Mainwaring finds himself bidding against Pike for a highly prized orange. The private reveals a stubborn streak that costs the thick-skinned captain an arm and a leg. (T) (R) 8.30 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol. It is Christmas Eve 1850, and the kindly Ebenezer Blackadder spends the festive season being taken advantage of by his relatives, his neighbours and even Queen Victoria. When he is visited by the Spirit of Christmas, he gains an insight into the dastardly deeds of his ancestors, and starts to wonder if he would be better off following in their footsteps. (T) (R) 9.00 Tim Rice – A Life In Song. A concert recorded at London’s Royal Festival Hall in July celebrating the work of Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice, who also reminisces about his career, revealing the stories behind Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and The Lion King among others. (T) 10.30 QI Christmas. Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher and comedians Bill Bailey and Jimmy Carr join regular panellist Alan Davies for a festive edition of the comedy quiz. (T) 11.00 Marvellous. Factbased feature-length comedy drama about the life of Neil Baldwin, a man with learning difficulties who has worked as a clown and kit man for Stoke City. Toby Jones stars. (T) (R) 12.30 FILM: The Producers (2005). Musical comedy, starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. (T) 2.35 This Is BBC Two (T)

ITV 1 6.00 CITV 8.25 Weekend At Christmas. New series. Aled Jones presents a festive edition of the chat show. (T) 9.25 FILM: Valiant (2005). Computer-animated adventure following a pigeon who volunteers for duty delivering vital messages during the Second World War. With the voices of Ewan McGregor and Ricky Gervais. (T) 10.55 FILM: Back To The Future (1985). A teenager travels back in time and gets stuck in the 1950s – where he has to make sure his parents fall in love. Sci-fi comedy adventure, with Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd. (T) 1.10 FILM: Nanny McPhee (2005). A widower struggles to control his seven unruly children, until a strange-looking nanny steps in. Period fantasy adventure, with Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Kelly Macdonald. (T) 3.00 The Queen. Her Majesty’s annual address. (T) 3.10 The Queen’s Garden. Part one of two. Exploring Buckingham Palace Garden. (T) 4.10 ITV News; Weather (T) 4.20 Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. Stop-motion animated adventure based on the film Elf. (T) 5.20 New You’ve Been Framed! At Christmas. A festive selection of funny clips, narrated by Harry Hill. (T) 5.50 Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs At Christmas. The comedian helps out at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home over the festive period. (T) 6.50 ITV News; Weather (T) 7.00 Emmerdale. Hour-long episode. It’s the day of Andy and Katie’s wedding, and when Diane finds Robert at Jack’s grave, she’s left deeply troubled and worries what he might do next. (T) 8.00 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. Kylie stays at home to prepare Christmas dinner while Gail, Michael and David call in at the bistro to see Nick, but she is horrified when Callum lets himself in, presents Max with a new bike and refuses to leave. (T) 9.00 Downton Abbey. It’s the early autumn of 1924 and Rose’s father-in-law Lord Sinderby has rented Brancaster Castle in Northumberland and invited the Crawleys to a grouseshooting party. However, the Sinderbys’ butler Stowell (guest star Alun Armstrong, New Tricks) has an axe to grind and a scandalous secret threatens to derail the holiday. Back at Downton, the servants hold the fort and unlikely later-life romances abound, while Bates takes drastic measures to clear Anna’s name as she faces an uncertain future behind bars. The seasons change and another Christmas is enjoyed at the Abbey, where a heartbreaking farewell and a joyful reunion take place. (T) 11.00 ITV News; Weather (T) 11.15 You’ve Got To Love Christmas. Jane Horrocks narrates a comic trawl through the TV archives, guiding viewers through the pitfalls and perils of the festive season, with contributions from famous faces. (T) (R) 12.15 Christmas Carols On ITV (T) (R) 1.15 FILM: Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003). Mystery, starring Angela Lansbury. (T) 2.45 ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (T) (R)

SATELLITE / DIGITAL Christmas Day FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 FILM: Red River (1948). A tough Texan rancher’s harsh discipline on a cattle drive leads to conflict with his foster son and his men. Howard Hawks’ Western, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. (b&w) 2.50 FILM: The Great Escape (1963). Allied prisoners held in a detention camp plan an ingenious mass breakout. Second World War drama, starring Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Richard Attenborough. 6.20 FILM: Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984). A man raised by apes after his shipwrecked parents are killed is helped by an explorer to return to England and claim his birthright. Drama, with Christopher Lambert and Ian Holm. 9.00 FILM: Unforgiven (1992). Two notorious gunslingers come out of retirement to help a young assassin collect the $1,000 bounty on the heads of a pair of cowboys who attacked and mutilated a prostitute in the backwoods town of Big Whiskey. The local sheriff, however, has no intention of letting the pair impinge on his own authority. Oscar-winning Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Jaimz Woolvett and Richard Harris. 11.45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A man seemingly implicates himself in the stabbing of his wife, while Grissom looks into the death of a janitor and realises the miniatures serial killer has struck again. (T) 12.45 Access 1.00 SuperCasino 3.00 Close

FILM 4 11.00 Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011). A businessman’s life is thrown into turmoil when he inherits six penguins from his explorer father. Family comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury. (T) 12.50 A Monster In Paris (2011). A would-be inventor accidentally creates a monster, which escapes and is befriended by a kindly cabaret singer. Animated comedy, with the voices of Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon. (T) 2.35 Stormbreaker (2006). The nephew of a spy is recruited by MI6 to investigate a criminal genius’s scheme involving a new super-computer. Spy adventure, with Alex Pettyfer, Bill Nighy and Mickey Rourke. (T) 4.20 Johnny English Reborn (2011). A bumbling former secret agent is lured out of seclusion to foil an attempt to assassinate the premier of China. Spy comedy sequel, starring Rowan Atkinson and Gillian Anderson. (T) 6.30 Star Trek (2009). The first mission of the starship Enterprise leads the crew into a battle against a vengeful Romulan captain from the future. Sci-fi adventure, with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Edited for daytime broadcast. Shown with an introduction by JJ Abrams. (T) 9.00 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011). A scientist carries out genetic experiments on apes, hoping to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. A chimpanzee used in the tests develops superior intelligence and becomes outraged at the human race’s cruel treatment of his kind, forming his fellow primates into an army to overthrow mankind. Sci-fi thriller, starring James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis. (T) 11.05 Easy A (2010). A teenage girl lies about her non-existent sexual history, and uses the resulting rumours to become the talk of the school. Teen comedy, starring Emma Stone and Penn Badgley. (T) 12.55 The Birds (1963). Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, starring Tippi Hedren. (T) 3.30 Close

ITV 2 6.00 Christmas Bonkers Guinness World Records. (T) (R) 6.25 Emmerdale. (T) (R) 6.50 Coronation Street. (T) (R) 7.20 FILM: Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011). The mischievous little boy discovers his school is faced with closure and hatches a plan to save it. Co (T) 9.10 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. (T) (R) 9.35 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. A festive edition of the home video show. (T) (R) 10.40 FILM: Scooby-Doo (2002). The dog and his chums reunite to solve a baffling mystery on the tourist resort of Spooky Island. (T) 12.25 Emmerdale. (T) (R) 12.55 Coronation Street. Lloyd discovers Jenna has been arrested in Spain. (T) (R) 1.25 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special. Teams from This Morning and Emmerdale compete. (T) (R) 2.30 Catchphrase Christmas Special. Katie Price, Warwick Davis and Christopher Biggins play the guessing game. (T) (R) 3.35 FILM: Jurassic Park (1993). Genetically engineered dinosaurs escape from an eccentric tycoon’s safari park and go on the rampage. (T) 6.00 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. Festive camcorder calamities. (T) (R) 6.30 FILM: The Mummy Returns (2001). Married explorers Rick and Evelyn battle to rescue their son from the newly resurrected Egyptian mummy Imhotep. (T) 9.00 FILM: GoldenEye (1995). James Bond heads for Russia to investigate the connection between the theft of an experimental helicopter and an orbital satellite weapon with the power to devastate entire cities. (T) 11.35 Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special. (T) (R) 12.20 Celebrity Juice: The Special Special (T) (R) 1.20 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 1.45 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 2.10 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 2.30 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 2.55 Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special (T) (R) 3.30 Tricked (T) (R) 4.15 Educating Joey Essex (T) (R) 5.05 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (T) (R) 5.30 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (T) (R) 5.55 ITV2 Nightscreen



6.00 FILM: The Ugly Duckling And Me (2006). A conniving rat raises a hideous duckling with an unusual talent, which he sees as an opportunity to get rich. (T) 7.30 Prep & Landing. Animation about an elite unit of elves. (T) (R) 7.55 Prep & Landing: Naughty V Nice. Larry and Wayne try to recover classified north-pole technology. (T) (R) 8.20 Father Christmas. (T) (R) 8.55 FILM: Animals United (2010). Premiere. A group of assorted animals whose habitats have been destroyed by humans resolve to do something about it. (T) 10.45 The Simpsons. Bart destroys the family’s Christmas presents. (T) (R) 11.15 The Simpsons. The family spends Christmas on a ranch. (T) (R) 11.45 The Simpsons. Homer resolves to be more generous. (T) (R) 12.15 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Festive spin-off of the animated films, with the voice of John Leguizamo. (T) (R) 12.45 The Snowman. Animated adventure, based on Raymond Briggs’ festive tale. (T) (R) 1.20 The Snowman And The Snowdog. Animated sequel to classic festive tale The Snowman. (T) (R) 1.50 The Alternative Christmas Message. The traditional counterpoint to the Queen’s broadcast. (T) 1.55 Channel 4 News. Includes headlines and weather. (T) 2.05 FILM: Scrooged (1988). A heartless TV executive who sees Christmas as a chance to make lots of money is persuaded to mend his ways by three spirits. (T) 4.00 FILM: Big (1988). A boy is magically transported into the body of a 30-year-old man and applies his childlike enthusiasm to the problems of adult life. (T) 6.00 FILM: Arthur Christmas (2011). Premiere. Santa’s son tries to make sure a girl accidentally missed off his father’s list gets her presents. (T) 8.00 Frozen At Christmas. An in-depth look at the huge success of Frozen, the most successful animated film of all time. The programme hears from the movie’s makers about its creation and production, the writing and performance of its most popular songs, and how a seemingly ordinary Disney princess tale became the cultural phenomenon of 2014. (T) 9.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas Special. The comedian hosts an extended show filled with festive fun and frolics, plus the odd song or two by the evening’s house band. Chatting to Alan on the sofa are broadcasting legend Terry Wogan, comedienne Sarah Millican, This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield, actor Dan Stevens – star of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – and Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis. (T) 11.00 8 Out Of 10 Cats Christmas Special. Jimmy Carr hosts a festive edition of the show, with guests Andrew Flintoff, Ricky Wilson, Jonathan Ross and Roisin Conaty joining team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson. (T) (R) 12.00 Father Ted Christmas Special (T) (R) 1.05 Father Ted (T) (R) 1.35 Father Ted (T) (R) 2.00 Father Ted (T) (R) 2.30 FILM: Crazy Heart (2009). Drama, starring an Oscar-winning Jeff Bridges. (T) 4.25 Secret Eaters (T) (R) 5.20 Small Animal Hospital (T) (R) 5.50 FILM: Flicka (2006). Family drama, starring Alison Lohman. (T)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 9.20 Andre Rieu: Christmas Around The World. The violinist performs a festive concert. (T) 10.20 FILM: Scrooge (1970). A miserly man is taught the error of his ways by a host of spectral visitors. Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. (T) 12.35 The Sound Of Music – Live!. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, starring Carrie Underwood. (R) 3.25 FILM: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). An inventor finds an old car has magical powers, and a greedy tyrant will do anything to get hold of it. Children’s musical adventure, with Dick Van Dyke and Lionel Jeffries. Part of Sing-Along Christmas Day. (T) 6.10 Michael Buble’s Christmas Songbook. Festive classics, with Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton and Carly Rae Jepsen. (T) (R) 7.05 Chas & Dave’s Xmas Knees Up!. In a Christmas special first broadcast in 1982, Cockney music duo Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock entertain an audience of Londoners in a replica of an East End pub, performing festive tunes as well as songs including Ain’t No Pleasing You, Goodnight Irene and Wish I Could Write a Love Song. They are joined by guitarists Eric Clapton and Albert Lee, comedians Jimmy Cricket and Jim Davidson and singer Lennie Peters. Part of SingAlong Christmas Day. (T) (R) 8.00 Britain’s Favourite Christmas Songs. A countdown of popular songs that are guaranteed to make any Christmas party go with a swing. Highlights include the Jackson 5’s Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Greg Lake’s I Believe in Father Christmas, the Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping and the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale of New York. Is Mud’s Lonely This Christmas past its sell-by date? Will Jona Lewie ever Stop the Cavalry? And where would any Christmas party be without Slade and their classic anthem Merry Xmas Everybody? But which one will top the nation’s festive chart? Featuring contributions by artists, producers, video directors, composers and journalists, who shed light on the creation of the songs and their accompanying videos. Part of Sing-Along Christmas Day. (T) (R) 11.05 FILM: Muriel’s Wedding (1994). A downtrodden Abbaobsessed woman heads for the bright lights of Sydney to fulfil her dreams of the perfect wedding. Comedy, with Toni Collette, Bill Hunter and Rachel Griffiths. Part of Sing-Along Christmas Day. (T) 1.20 SuperCasino 4.00 House Doctor (T) (R) 4.25 House Doctor (T) (R) 4.50 Wildlife SOS (T) (R) 5.10 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (T) (R)

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E4 6.00 Olive, The Other Reindeer. (T) (R) 6.50 Lost And Found. (T) (R) 7.15 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. (T) (R) 7.35 Happy Endings. Max dresses up as Santa. (T) (R) 8.00 Happy Endings. (T) (R) 8.30 Glee. (T) (R) 9.30 Suburgatory. (T) (R) 10.00 Suburgatory. (T) (R) 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. (T) (R) 11.00 Melissa & Joey. (T) (R) 11.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (T) (R) 12.00 How I Met Your Mother. Ted and Lily have an argument. (T) (R) 12.30 How I Met Your Mother. (T) (R) 1.00 How I Met Your Mother. (T) (R) 1.30 How I Met Your Mother. (T) (R) 2.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. The friends try to solve the mystery of Sheldon’s post-lunch activities. (T) (R) 2.30 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 3.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. The gang celebrates Halloween. (T) (R) 3.30 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. Bernadette receives her PhD. (T) (R) 4.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. Penny gets drunk and seduces Leonard. (T) (R) 4.30 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. (T) (R) 5.00 The Snowman. (T) (R) 5.25 The Snowman And The Snowdog. (T) (R) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory. Howard awaits the shuttle launch. (T) (R) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. Howard gets caught in a strange argument. (T) (R) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory: Access All Areas. (T) (R) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory: It All Started With A Big Bang. (T) (R) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 10.00 The Inbetweeners. (T) (R) 10.35 The Inbetweeners. (T) (R) 11.10 The Inbetweeners. (T) (R) 11.45 The Inbetweeners. (T) (R) 12.15 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 12.45 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 1.15 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (T) (R) 1.45 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (T) (R) 2.15 Virtually Famous (T) (R) 3.00 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 3.25 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 3.55 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 4.20 How I Met Your Mother (T) (R) 4.45 Olive, The Other Reindeer (T) (R)

BBC 3 7.00 FILM: Bolt (2008). The canine star of a TV show about a dog with superpowers thinks his on-screen adventures and abilities are all real. When he accidentally gets mailed across America, he sets off on a frantic journey to battle against the evil he thinks is waiting for him – but along the way, he comes to realise he is just a normal dog. (T) 8.30 FILM: The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011). (T) 8.35 Shrek The Halls. Festive animated short featuring the full whimsical cast of the hit film series. Shrek settles down for a quiet Christmas with Fiona and the babies, but Donkey and the ogre’s other friends have their own ideas – and the party soon descends into chaos. (T) (R) 9.00 FILM: Shrek Forever After (2010). The grumpy ogre longs for his simple life as a feared monster, so strikes a deal with magical trickster Rumpelstiltskin to get back to the way things were. However, he soon finds there is a catch – he ends up stuck in an alternate world where none of his friends know who he is and where Rumpelstiltskin has become the kingdom’s tyrannical ruler. (T) 10.25 FILM: Donkey’s Carolling Christmas-tacular (2010). Animated short following the efforts of lovable Shrek character Donkey, who tries to get his friends in a festive mood by singing a series of Christmas songs. (T) 10.30 Bad Education Christmas Special. Mr Fraser appoints Alfie as director for the Christmas production, and decides to cast the school bully as the lead in a combination of Robocop and the Nutcracker, called Robocracker. (T) (R) 11.00 EastEnders. Hour-long episode. Christmas Day gets off to a good start for the Carters but soon goes downhill when Sylvie arrives – and then Dean turns up. Cindy is alarmed by a suspicious gift. (T) (R) 12.00 Family Guy (T) (R) 12.25 Family Guy (T) (R) 12.45 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.05 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.25 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.50 Cuckoo Christmas Special (T) (R) 2.25 Some Girls (T) (R) 2.55 Cuckoo Christmas Special (T) (R) 3.25 Bad Education Christmas Special (T) (R) 3.55 Close

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6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 My Name Is Earl. Part one of two. Joy auditions for a reality TV show. 12.30 FILM: The Colditz Story (1954). A group of PoWs tries to escape from a German medieval castle used to hold the most rebellious Allied prisoners. Second World War drama, starring John Mills and Eric Portman. (b&w) 2.35 FILM: The Caine Mutiny (1954). US Navy officers rebel against their erratic captain during a violent storm at sea, resulting in a court martial. Second World War drama, with Humphrey Bogart and Jose Ferrer. 5.00 Body Of Proof. Megan investigates the death of a teenager outside a rave. (T) 6.00 Body Of Proof. A bloodless corpse is pulled from a river. (T) 6.55 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 7.00 NCIS. Tony travels to North Africa on the trail of missing agent Ziva, who is thought to have been tracking down a terrorist leader called Saleem Ulman. Starring Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo. (T) 8.00 NCIS. Tony’s one-time Baltimore PD partner Danny Price is murdered in a manner that suggests the port-to-port killer has struck again. However, a key difference in the way the victim was bound suggests the crime was actually the work of a copycat, forcing the investigators to consider whether Price had any enemies. (T) 9.00 NCIS. The marine son of a colonel-turned-preacher is found dead in woodlands after changing his religious persuasion. As the case unfolds, it becomes apparent to the agents that he could have been the victim of a hate crime. Crime drama, guest starring Ralph Waite (The Waltons), with Mark Harmon. (T) 10.00 CSI: NY. The discovery of a woman’s body leads the detectives to investigate a party where a strange African fruit was used to confuse the victim’s taste buds and allow her to ingest caustic soda. (T) 11.00 CSI: NY. The murder of a former drug addict uncovers aninsurance racket worth millions of dollars, with a rock singer and two femmes fatales being the prime suspects. (T) 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (T) 1.00 SuperCasino 3.00 Close

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6.10 FILM: The Road To El Dorado (2000). Two Spanish conmen 6.00 CITV 8.25 Weekend At Christmas. With Jamie Cullum, Claire set out to find the legendary City of Gold, and end up worshipped as King and Ben Caplan. (T) 9.25 Dinner Date: Australia. A divorced gods by the natives. (T) 7.30 FILM: College Road Trip (2008). An father-of-two hopes to find love. (T) (R) 10.25 Celebrity Squares. overprotective father escorts his daughter on a disastrous road trip Guests include Ashley Roberts, David Haye, Reece Shearsmith and across America to attend a college interview. (T) 8.50 Queen Of Andi Peters. Last in the series. (T) (R) 11.25 Paul O’Grady: For The Tigers: Natural World Special. Colin Stafford-Johnson films the life Love Of Dogs At Christmas. The comedian helps out at Battersea of tiger Machli in India. (T) (R) 9.50 Ten Pieces. An introduction to the Dogs & Cats Home over the festive period. (T) (R) 12.30 ITV News; world of classical music aimed at primary school children. (T) 10.40 60 Weather (T) 12.45 The Chase: Christmas Special. With Steve Years Of Carols From King’s. The history of the annual Christmas Pemberton, Paula Lane, Ben Miller and Mr Burton. Last in the series. service broadcast. (T) (R) 11.40 FILM: On The Town (1949). Musical Colin Wetherall Director NeilBack Wren Director Sharon Gould Branch Manager Ryan (T) (R) 1.45 FILM: To The Future Part II (1989). Teenager following the romantic misadventures of three sailors looking for love Marty McFly travels into the future to save his kids from a terrible fate while enjoying a day’s shore leave in New York. Starring Gene Kelly, and ends up changing history. Sci-fi comedy sequel, with Michael J Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin. (T) 1.15 Gene Kelly: Talking Fox and Christopher Lloyd. (T) 3.45 Off Their Rockers. Velma gets Pictures. A profile of actor and dancer Gene Kelly. (T) (R) 1.50 FILM: in atalks photo booth. (T) (R) Magazine. 4.15 Downton Abbey. A scandalous The House & Son racy team to House Singin’ In The Rain (1952). A silent-movie star tries to win the heart secret threatens the Sinderbys’ shooting party. (T) (R) 6.15 ITV News; When you established? andman doesn’t takehim risks that jeopardis of an aspiring actress as the dawn of sound changes the film were business Weather (T) 6.30 Emmerdale.employees Jai spots the who sold Archie. 1939 everybody’s future. Over the years that we have bui for ever. Musical comedy, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. (T) (T) 7.00 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. A desperate Gary up House & Son we have tried to make the busines 3.30 Victoria Wood: That Musical We Made. A behind-the-scenes forms awould plan toyou get the money he needs to replace Faye’s headphones What one give to recession proof by having four departments. So w look at That Day We Sang. (T) 4.30 Final Score. A round-up of thispiece of advice and pockets Anna’s keys to thehave cafe,been but he has an unexpected someone starting up a new business? able to cope with the fluctuating fortune afternoon’s football results. (T) 5.25 War Horse At The Proms. encounter finding the till empty. A drunk Geoff Recruit the very best staff! after letting himself in of and the property market. Music and stories inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s novel. (T) 6.45 David makes an announcement in the Rovers that leaves his friends Christmas University Challenge. Trinity Hall, Cambridge, takes on reeling, while Steph complains Ifwhen leaves holding the fort world wher What drives you to succeed? youNick could be her anywhere in the Balliol College, Oxford. (T) 7.15 The Two Ronnies: Christmas Show. Neil My next car ! be offers and why? again while he spends time withwould Erica,you so he Leanne her job Compilation of highlights taken from festive specials of the comedy Steve I would be at least 3000 meters up, incredibl back. (T) 8.00 A Christmas Cracker. Bradley Walsh promises a night show that were originally broadcast between 1979 andWhat 1982,was featuring your first job?to remember as he hosts a festive coldspectacular enjoying minus 20+Hammersmith weather conditions wit from the Sharon Waitress at Salterns Hotel blue skies; being 1st out of the Gondola t seasonal sketches, jokes and songs with Messrs Barker and Corbett. Apollo with a variety of guests. clear (T) 9.00 Birds Of A Feather. New make fresh tracks, skiing the freshest powder snow (T) (R) 8.00 Victoria Wood’s Midlife Christmas. A festive special series. Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran’s hit sitcom begins its What has been your best and worst moment in known to man! from 2009 that attempts to cram an entire night’s Christmas viewing second series on ITV with a festive special. (T) 9.30 Through The into 60 minutes.(T) (R) 9.00 That Day We Sang. The business? members of a Keyhole. Keith Lemon the show’s second Stephen An exclusive Christmas chain of eight purchasers Whatreturns is yourfor favourite haunt? children’s choir are reunited in 1969 for a TV documentary, 40 years festivenever special, inviting TV presenter veteran X Factor and sellers, worst – hopefully happens... LesleyJonathan Any goodRoss, garden centre eg Haskins. My ow after a historic recording at the Manchester Free Trade Hall. Middlejudge Louis Walsh and Coronation Street star Kym Marsh (Michelle garden. Kayla’s in Holdenhurst Road aged insurance salesman Tubby is on his own followingWhere the death of his do you see yourself in 10to years? Connor) the panel. Nosing around the homes of mystery celebrities, mother, but he gets a glimpse of the boy he once was –Ryan and the Sat man on a beach sipping a cocktail without a Where didpossessions, you go to school? rummaging through their most treasured Keith challenges he could still be – after hearing the record for the first time in in decades. worry the world Clairefamous Hayesfaces Manor – London the studio guests to work out which have handed over Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball star in this musical drama inspired their house keys. (T) 10.30 ITV News; Weather (T) 10.45 FILM: Out What do youHill, think makes a good entrepreneur? Which car do you drive? by a true story, written and directed by Victoria Wood, with Conleth Of Sight (1998). A charming bank robber breaks out of jail and takes Colin I think it is someone who spots an opportunity, Andy I`m sorry to say I drive a sensible family car, Lyndsey Marshal and Daniel Rigby. (T) a female US Marshal hostage. Managing to escape, she sets out to it and then involves the right staff. It VW Touran (7 seater). It doubles as a taxi when I`m 10.30 FILM: Hunky Dory (2011). Premiere. Idealisticdevelops drama teacher track him down as he preparesnot for one last job – but as the chase is important that the business looks after the working as I have 3 sporty sons!!! Vivienne is an outsider among the cynical staff and apathetic pupils intensifies, so do their feelings for each other. Steven Soderbergh’s of a 1970s south Wales school. Undeterred by general disinterest romantic crime drama, based on Elmore Leonard’s novel, with George and sweltering heat, she sets out to inspire her class to stage a rock Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle. (T) 12.50 musical based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Comedy drama, with Jackpot247 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA (T) (R) 3.45 ITV Minnie Driver and Aneurin Barnard. (T) 12.15 FILM: The Winslow Nightscreen Boy (1999). 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11.00 The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). A miser is encouraged to mend his ways at Christmas when three spirits show him his past, present and what the future holds. (T) 12.40 A Matter Of Life And Death (1946). A bomber pilot cheats death and appeals to a heavenly court for the right to stay on Earth with the woman he loves. Romantic fantasy, starring David Niven and Kim Hunter. (T) 2.45 Jumper (2008). A man with the ability to teleport is hunted by a secret religious society determined to wipe out all of his kind. Fantasy thriller, with Hayden Christensen and Samuel L Jackson. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T) 4.30 Arthur Christmas (2011). Santa’s son tries to make sure a girl accidentally missed off his father’s list gets her presents. Animated comedy, with the voices of James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent. 6.35 Iron Man (2008). An arms manufacturer invents a hitech suit of armour and uses it in the fight against evil around the world. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jeff Bridges. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T) 9.00 Four Christmases (2008). A couple have always managed to avoid family festivities by travelling overseas. However, when their flight is cancelled, each of their divorced parents insists they spend yuletide with them – forcing the pair to get through a quartet of Christmas celebrations on the same day. Comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. (T) 10.45 In Fear (2013). Premiere. A couple go to Ireland for a music festival, but get hopelessly lost when driving through a series of country roads. Their plight turns deadly as they are terrorised by mysterious figures lurking in the darkness, while an encounter with a seemingly harmless local brings dangers of its own. Horror, starring Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert and Allen Leech. 12.25 Dead Man’s Shoes (2004). Psychological thriller, starring Paddy Considine. (T) 2.10 Shallow Grave (1994). Thriller, starring Ewan McGregor. (T) 4.00 Close

6.00 McBusted: The Hot Desk. An interview with the boy band. (T) (R) 6.10 FILM: Arthur And The Great Adventure (2009). A teenager returns to a world of miniature people to save it from an evil emperor. (T) 8.05 Emmerdale. Hour-long episode. Bernice and Robert threaten Andy and Katie’s wedding. (T) (R) 9.05 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. Kylie is horrified when Callum turns up at her doorstep. (T) (R) 10.05 The Xtra Factor Winner’s Story 2014. Sarah-Jane Crawford looks at the story of this year’s champion. (T) (R) 11.10 FILM: Casper (1995). The daughter of a paranormal expert Winton Office 244844 befriends the amiable ghost of a young boy, but finds01202 other spooks are • 348 Wim Office 01202 242000 • L not so friendly. Family comedy, withBournemouth Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman. (T) 1.05 Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. Stop-motion animated adventure based on the film Elf. (T) (R) 2.05 Emmerdale. Hour-long episode. Bernice and Robert threaten Andy and Katie’s wedding. (T) (R) 3.05 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. Kylie is horrified when Callum turns up at her doorstep. (T) (R) 4.10 FILM: Nanny McPhee (2005). A widower struggles to control his seven unruly children, until a strange-looking nanny steps in. Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Kelly Macdonald. Including FYI Daily. (T) 6.10 FILM: Despicable Me (2010). An evil genius adopts three orphans to aid his latest plot, but fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. (T) 8.00 FILM: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). James Bond joins forces with a Chinese agent to foil a media mogul’s scheme to start a war between their countries. Spy adventure, starring Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Teri Hatcher and Michelle Yeoh. (T) 10.30 Celebrity Juice: Parallel Juicyverse Part One. Part one of two. Keith Lemon looks back at the show’s best moments from 2013. (T) (R) 11.30 Celebrity Juice: Parallel Juicyverse Part Two. Part two of two. (T) (R) 12.35 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 1.00 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 1.30 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 1.55 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 2.15 Tricked (T) (R)

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(T) (b&w) 1.30 FILM: Carry On Nurse Comedy adventure, starring Matthew Broderick and Rupert Everett. (T) (1959). The disgruntled patients on the men’s ward of a hospital 11.30 FILM: Horton Hears A Who! (2008). An elephant discovers n Poole Lettings Manager Lesley Franklin Senior Property Manager plan revenge on the stern matron sent to keep them under control. a city on a speck of dust and vows to protect it, but the other animals Comedy, starring Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. Part of Best of think he has gone mad. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jim British Comedy Day. (T) (b&w) 3.15 FILM: The Ladykillers (1955). Carrey and Steve Carell. (T) 1.15 Channel 4 Racing. Clare Balding A criminal and his gang meet their match when an elderly landlady and Nick Luck present live coverage of five races from Kempton Park You are definitely ‘the A Team’ and I would recommend you to unknowingly thwarts their attempts to kill her. Ealing comedy, with and Wetherby, including the 3.10 King George VI Chase. (T) 3.50 anyone and if I ever move again, you are on speed dial (don’t hold Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom. Part of Best of British FILM: Turner & Hooch (1989). A cop investigating a murder has only your breath because our new home is Awesome!). Thank you once se What is your favourite film? Comedy Day. (T) 5.00 FILM: A Shot In The Dark (1964). Inspector one witness to help him solve the case – the victim’s large, smelly dog. ilt Charlotte Favourite Film.........Jurassic Park. It Clouseau investigates a high-profile murder case, but jeopardises the again for all your hard work and dedication to get the job done. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T ss reminds me of being a child and watching it until BBCK 1 pursuit of justice by falling for the prime suspect. Comedy, starring Nelson. Edited for language and violence. (T) 5.50 Channel 4 News Mr & Mrs we late in the night with my dad. I wanted to be a 6.55 : The Boy In The Dress Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer. Part of Best of British Comedy Day. (T) (T) 6.00 The Simpsons. Four tales celebrating the festive season. (T) es Paleontologist back then! 7.05 Rob Brydon Live. Having established himself with performances 6.30 Hollyoaks. Sinead’s life hangs in the balance. (T) 7.00 Marvel’s as a taxi driver splitting up with his wife in spoof documentary Marion Of SHIELD. Do youAgents have a party trick? In the last episode before the comic-book drama and Geoff, and Uncle Bryn in hit sitcom Gavin & Stacey, comedian mid-season break, Coulson and Whitehall’s forces meet in an re Denisetakes Cleana ones… MJ moves and actor Rob Brydon embarked on his first stand-up tour of the UK explosive confrontation that dramatically alters the fate of everyone ly What is your worst habit? in 2009. (T) (R) 8.00 Morecambe & Wise Live! 1973. The duo’s involved, while Skye discovers some shocking secrets about her past. th Jane Nit-Picky... performance at the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon’s Fairfield Halls in Kyle MacLachlan guest stars. (T) 8.00 Bear’s Wild Weekend With to October 1973, which was the only one of their stage shows captured Ben Stiller. Survivalist Bear Grylls is partnered with actor and director ow What’s on your ipod? on film. (T) (R) 9.25 Tommy Cooper’s Christmas Special. Festive Ben Stiller for a 48-hour, action-filled trek, pushing them to the limit Shirley Ellie Goulding, Linkin Park, Ed Sheerhan, edition of the comedy show from 1974 as Allan Cuthbertson, Tommy both physically and mentally. Bear is keen to find out whether Ben, who System of the Down and Rudimental! Godfrey, Glyn Houston, Damaris Hayman and Annette Potts join has braved his share of stunts in films such as Zoolander and Tropic Tommy Cooper in a selection of skits and sketches. Providing the Thunder, can handle a trip into the wilds of Scotland. (T) (R) wn What is your favourite gadget? music are Irish singer Dana and American crooner Vic Damone and 9.00 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2014. Jimmy Carr tests a panel Eleanor Kindle there is a guest appearance by French puppeteer Andre Tahon. Part of of celebrities to see who knows the most about the past 12 months. WhereWho was purred your last holiday? Best of British Comedy Day. (T) (R) 10.25 Carry On Christmas. First down the phone in September? What became the most Sophietweeted-about Cornwall in an evening of Carry On programmes celebrating the popular comedy sporting event ever in July? And why did Bono have to film series. (T) (R) 11.30 Greatest Ever Carry On Films. A rundown say sorry to the whole world in October? (T) 11.00 Alan Carr: Chatty What was your most embarrassing moment? of the most memorable moments from the classic comedy film series, Man Christmas Special. Festive fun with the comedian and guests ,a Doug Fluffing my lines in my live GCSE drama 20% Discount off flying bikinis, suggestive infamous including Terry Wogan, Sarah Millican and Dan Stevens. Sam Smith, Just wanted including to say thanks so much for yourlaughs hardand work. Whencatchphrases. I m performance final Part of Best of British Comedy Day. (T) (R) 12.35 FILM: Carry On George Ezra and McBusted provide the music. Last in the series. (T) first met you, you said you would find me a house and sell mine standard sole agents fee’s Spying (1964). Comedy, starring Kenneth Williams. (T) (b&w) (R) 1.05 FILM: Legend (1985). Fantasy adventure, with Tom Cruise. straight away, youSuperCasino did exactly 4.00 that.Great Although moving is House 2.25 Scientists (T) home (R) 4.25 (T) 2.45 FILM: Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969). 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6.00 Rude(ish) Tube. Amusing internet videos. (T) (R) 6.25 Rude(ish) Tube. Amusing internet videos. (T) (R) 6.45 Prep & Landing. Animation about an elite unit of elves. (T) (R) 7.05 Suburgatory. George finds himself in an awkward situation at his Christmas party. (T) (R) 7.30 Suburgatory. George arranges for Tessa to spend Christmas with her mother. (T) (R) 8.00 Hollyoaks. Sinead’s life hangs in the balance. (T) (R) 9.00 Melissa & Joey. (T) (R) 9.30 Prep & Landing. Animation about an elite unit of elves. (T) (R) 9.55 Prep & Landing: Naughty V Nice (T) (R) 10.25 mborne Road, Winton, BH9 Seasonal 2HH Father Christmas. animation based on Raymond Briggs’ Lansdowne House, Road, BH1 3JW adventure, based on book. (T) (R)Christchurch 11.00 The Snowman. Animated Raymond Briggs’ festive tale. (T) (R) 11.30 The Snowman And The Snowdog. Animated sequel to classic festive tale The Snowman. (T) (R) 12.00 FILM: Aliens In The Attic (2009). (T) 1.45 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts. Amusing internet videos. (T) (R) 2.00 FILM: Tooth Fairy (2010). (T) 4.05 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Festive spin-off of the animated films, with the voice of John Leguizamo. (T) (R) 4.30 Father Christmas. Seasonal animation based on Raymond Briggs’ book. (T) (R) 5.05 Rude(ish) Tube. (T) (R) 5.35 Rude(ish) Tube. (T) (R) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory. Penny considers breaking up with Leonard. (T) (R) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 7.00 Hollyoaks.N(T) 7.30 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. . (T) (R) 8.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R)8.30 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 9.00 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 9.30 E4’s Top 20 – The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 10.00 FILM: Kick-Ass (2010). A teenage comic-book fan sets out to become a real-life superhero.(T) 12.20 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 12.50 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 1.20 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 1.50 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 2.25 Rude Tube (T) (R) 3.20 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 3.45 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 4.10 Rude(ish) Tube (T) (R) 4.35 One Tree Hill (T) (R)

7.00 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not In 3D. Robert Webb explores footage of the most memorable mishaps that were spotted in films last year, including Oscar-nominated masterpieces and box-office flops, and shares his views on the clips. (T) (R) 8.00 Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi is back for his first festive adventure as the time-travelling adventurer. (T) (R) 9.00 FILM: Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Many many thanks for all your help, patience and attention with Burgundy (2004). The chauvinistic host of a top-rated American our sale and purchase. When you valued the house and said that news programme in 1970s San Diego fights for his status and job you believed in providing a great service I can now agree 200%, security when both are threatened by the arrival of an ambitious female reporter, whose determination to become a newsreader leads it’s been fantastic. to a bitter battle of the sexes. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, Christina Mr & Mrs E Applegate, Fred Willard and Steve Carell. (T) 10.30 EastEnders. The fallout continues for the Carters as more lies are exposed – will the family ever be able to recover from the devastation? Ronnie and Charlie hand over the ferry tickets and cash to Nick and he says goodbye to his family. (T) (R) 11.00 Family Guy. Peter is struck by lightning and hovers on the brink of death. In his state of limbo he arranges a date for Death with the girl at the pet shop. Peter Frampton guest stars. (T) (R) 11.25 Family Guy. Meg becomes convinced she is unattractive to boys, so Lois takes her for the ultimate makeover. Meanwhile, Peter tries to start a band with his friends. (T) (R) 11.45 Family Guy. Lois becomes a martial arts expert, but her new-found zeal for combat soon infects the entire Griffin household, leading to an all-out family brawl. (T) (R) 12.10 Family Guy (T) (R) 12.30 Cuckoo Christmas Special (T) (R) 1.05 Some Girls (T) (R) 1.35 Don’t Tell The Bride: Let It Snow! (T) (R) 2.30 Bluestone 42 Christmas Special (T) (R) 3.00 Cuckoo Christmas Special (T) (R) 3.35 Vodka Diaries (T) (R) 4.00 Close BBC 2 9.00 : That Day We Sang


TV GUIDE New Years Eve BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 9.00 FILM: The Cat In The Hat (2003). Two bored youngsters get into all manner of trouble after a manic moggy with mischief in mind turns up at their house. Comedy fantasy, starring Mike Myers and Dakota Fanning. (T) 10.15 FILM: Eight Below (2006). A blizzard forces an Antarctic guide to abandon his huskies, which must now rely on their pack instinct to survive. Disney adventure, starring Paul Walker and Bruce Greenwood. (T) 12.05 Bargain Hunt. Two teams test their antiques knowledge in Derby. (T) (R) 12.50 BBC News (T) 1.00 Regional News; Weather (T) 1.10 FILM: Ratatouille (2007). A rat with a love of gourmet food helps an inept kitchen assistant become the greatest chef in Paris. Pixar animated comedy, with the voices of Patton Oswalt and Peter O’Toole. (T) 2.50 FILM: Monsters Vs Aliens (2009). A giant woman joins a team of strange creatures fighting to save the world from an alien invasion. Animated sci-fi comedy, featuring the voices of Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Laurie. (T) 4.15 Top Of The Pops New Year’s Eve. Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates review the year in music. (T) 5.20 Pointless Celebrities. Guests from the world of comedy take part. (T) (R) 6.05 BBC News (T) 6.20 BBC Regional News; Weather (T) 6.35 Celebrity Mastermind. With Steve Pemberton, Harry Shearer, Kate Thornton and Tony Law. (T) 7.05 FILM: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008). The globe-trotting archaeologist teams up with a rebellious teenager who draws him into a search in the Amazon jungle for a mysterious artefact of untold power. But their quest is hindered by Soviet agents, who also want the fabled object for an altogether more sinister purpose. (T) 9.00 Mapp And Lucia. Miss Lucia decides to take Tilling’s cultural welfare in hand by beginning a series of musical evenings, although Mapp is curious to notice the odd moan from the locals – could they be tiring of her highhanded ways? Last in the series. (T) 10.00 BBC News; Weather (T) 10.15 The Graham Norton Show. Graham invites another line-up of Hollywood A-listers and British TV big shots to huddle up on the sofa and welcome in the new year, chatting about what they’ve been up to recently and whatever else takes their fancy. (T) 11.15 Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live. Brian May and Roger Taylor join forces with US singer Adam Lambert at the Central Hall in London’s Westminster, bringing in the new year with a concert of Queen’s greatest hits. Continues at 12.10am. (T) 11.55 New Year’s Eve Fireworks. The people of London welcome in the new year, as the chimes of Big Ben are followed by a fireworks display lighting up the sky over the River Thames. (T) 12.10 Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live (T) 12.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year Special (T) (R) 1.10 John Bishop Live: Elvis Has Left The Building (T) (R) 2.20 FILM: Old School (2003) (T). 3.50 Weather For The Week Ahead (T) 3.55 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.10 Sign Zone: Secrets Of The Castle With Ruth, Peter And Tom. The team explores the construction of a castle’s defences. (T) (R) 7.10 Natural World: Empire Of The Desert Ants. Documentary following a honey-ant queen’s rise to power. (T) (R) 8.10 FILM: Saboteur (1942). A munitions worker suspected of arson goes on the run, unaware that proof of his innocence is close at hand. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, with Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane. (T) (b&w) 9.55 Alfred Hitchcock: Talking Pictures. Profile of film director Alfred Hitchcock. (T) (R) 10.35 FILM: Shadow Of A Doubt (1943). A teenager becomes suspicious of her beloved uncle’s odd behaviour, and begins to fear he is a murderer. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, starring Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright. (T) (b&w) 12.20 The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure. Dave Myers and Si King are entertained by a geisha in Kyoto. (T) (R) 1.20 FILM: Becoming Jane (2006). A young Jane Austen falls for a dashing but penniless lawyer, to the great dismay of their respective families. Romantic period drama, starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy. (T) 3.10 Coast Australia. The team explores the state of Victoria. (T) (R) 4.00 Big Dreams Small Spaces. Monty Don helps amateur gardeners who are battling the elements. (T) (R) 5.00 Wild Brazil. The animals look for breeding partners. Last in the series. (T) (R) 6.00 Flog It!. From Bodmin, Cornwall. (T) (R) 7.00 Tigers About The House – What Happened Next. First of a two-part programme catching up with zookeeper Giles Clark and the Sumatran tiger cubs he was handrearing in his home in the suburbs of Queensland. (T) 8.00 Christmas University Challenge. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as two teams, each made up of four distinguished graduates, compete on behalf of their former universities in the first semi-final of the academic quiz’s festive series. (T) 8.30 FILM: The Help (2011). Premiere. An aspiring journalist returns to her Mississippi home in the 1960s and begins documenting the lives of black servants working for wealthy white families. Her project brings the community’s household staff together, but creates controversy among their employers. Drama based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel, starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and an Oscar-winning Octavia Spencer. (T) 10.50 Mock The Week New Year’s Eve Special. Host Dara O Briain and regulars Andy Parsons and Hugh Dennis link arms as the comedy quiz prepares to welcome in 2015 with a selection of out-takes, quizzes and favourite clips featuring panellists including Ed Byrne, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster. Last in the series. (T) 11.20 Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2014. With Ronnie Spector, Ed Sheeran, Boz Scaggs, Paolo Nutini, Ellie Goulding, William Bell, Paloma Faith, Wilko Johnson, Joss Stone, Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne and Hayseed Dixie. (T) 1.35 Glastonbury 2014 Highlights (T) (R) 3.40 This Is BBC Two (T)

ITV 1 6.00 Dinner Date. Joel from Manchester picks three blind dates. (T) (R) 7.00 Good Morning Britain. Sir David Attenborough chats to Kate Garraway. (T) 8.30 Lorraine. Entertainment and fashion news. (T) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) (R) 10.30 Judge Rinder. Real-life cases in a studio courtroom. (T) (R) 11.30 Who’s Doing The Dishes?. Footballer Wes Brown plays host. (T) (R) 12.25 All Star Family Fortunes. With Rav Wilding and Blythe Duff. (T) (R) 1.10 ITV News; Weather (T) 1.20 Secret Dealers. Items include a ‘grotesque’ fish vase and a diamond cluster ring. (T) (R) 2.20 The Queen’s Garden. Part two of two. The role of Buckingham Palace Garden as a nursery. (T) (R) 3.25 FILM: Goldfinger (1964). James Bond tracks down a ruthless gold smuggler intent on destroying the world economy by raiding Fort Knox. Spy adventure, starring Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Honor Blackman. (T) 5.35 The Chase. Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh. (T) (R) 6.30 Regional News; Weather (T) 6.45 ITV News; Weather (T) 7.00 Emmerdale. Belle panics at the stables as she realises one of her pills is missing, and when Samson finds it, he tells Zak and Lisa he knows it’s hers. Jimmy fears for Nicola when she heads straight back to work, while Robert is forced to cancel his plans with Aaron and starts to feel torn between him and Chrissie. (T) 7.30 Coronation Street. Roy feels guiltier than ever when Gary calls into the cafe and tells him how sorry he is for breaking in, while David allows Michael to move into No 8 after he is evicted from his flat. (T) 8.00 Rita & Me. Fifty years after Barbara Knox’s first appearance on Coronation Street, this programme looks back on her character Rita’s greatest moments on the cobbles and tells the story of the Oldham girl who became one of the long-running soap’s biggest stars. (T) 9.00 A Funny Old Year 2014. Jason Manford presents this endof-year comedy review show – a humorous celebration of the highs and lows of the past 12 months, from the brilliant to the infuriating. The stand-up star gives his personal take on everything from TV to sport, as well as the gaffes, feuds and trends of the year. (T) 10.00 Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This. Feature-length biopic of the much-loved comedian, written by Simon Nye and starring David Threlfall (Shameless). When Tommy’s extensive touring starts to affect his home life and his health, his doting wife Gwen, whom he nicknamed Dove, decides she cannot go on the road with him any longer, so he asks stage manager Mary to act as his assistant. Her unwavering support makes all the difference to the star’s performances and the pair soon embark on an affair. (T) (R) 11.55 ITV News; Weather; New Year’s Bongs (T) 12.10 FILM: Carry On Camping (1969). Comedy, starring Sid James. (T) 1.40 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA (T) (R) 2.25 ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (T) (R)

SATELLITE / DIGITAL New Years Eve FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 12.20 FILM: The Caine Mutiny (1954). US Navy officers rebel against their erratic captain during a violent storm at sea, resulting in a court martial. Second World War drama, with Humphrey Bogart and Jose Ferrer. 2.55 FILM: The Journey Of Natty Gann (1985). A tomboy leaves home to embark on a journey across Depression-era America to find her missing father, aided by a wolf. Disney adventure, starring Meredith Salenger and John Cusack. 5.00 Body Of Proof. A woman recently acquitted of murder is discovered dead. (T) 6.00 Body Of Proof. The owner of an Italian restaurant is found dead in a freezer. (T) 6.55 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 7.00 NCIS. An army scientist goes missing, so Abby is asked to temporarily replace him on a top-secret research project – but Gibbs later learns her assignment is connected to a current murder investigation, and worries she may meet the same fate as her predecessor. Mark Harmon and Pauley Perrette star. (T) 8.00 NCIS. The agents reluctantly team up with the coast guard to investigate the apparent murder of a Navy diver who was trying to recover a sunken ship and its treasure, and Gibbs finds a prime suspect in a wealthy doctor who had bankrolled the underwater mission. Starring Mark Harmon. (T) 9.00 FILM: 3:10 To Yuma (2007). A rancher seizes the chance to settle his debts and earn his son’s respect by agreeing to escort a notorious outlaw to the town of Contention, where a train will take the prisoner to jail. But the journey takes a dangerous turn when the criminal tries to manipulate the rancher into letting him go – while his henchmen lie in wait. Western remake, starring Russell Crowe,

FILM 4 11.00 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (2010). Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to the magical world, and journey across the sea in search of seven banished lords. Fantasy adventure, starring Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes. (T) 1.15 Johnny English Reborn (2011). A bumbling former secret agent is lured out of seclusion to foil an attempt to assassinate the premier of China. Spy comedy sequel, starring Rowan Atkinson and Gillian Anderson. (T) 3.20 Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008). A scientist searching for his missing brother stumbles across a system of caves leading to a lost subterranean world. Fantasy adventure, with Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson. (T) 5.10 The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). A miser is encouraged to mend his ways at Christmas when three spirits show him his past, present and what the future holds. Puppet comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh. (T) 6.55 Tower Heist (2011). The manager of an apartment complex recruits a thief to steal back his friends’ pension fund from a Wall Street fraudster. Crime comedy, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T) 9.00 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011). A scientist carries out genetic experiments on apes, hoping to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. A chimpanzee used in the tests develops superior intelligence and becomes outraged at the human race’s cruel treatment of his kind, forming his fellow primates into an army to overthrow mankind. Sci-fi thriller, starring James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis. (T) 11.05 Coming To America (1988). An African prince journeys to the USA to escape an arranged marriage and search for a worthy wife. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. (T) 1.25 Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010). Comedy adventure, starring Michael Cera. (T)

ITV 2 6.00 You’ve Been Framed!. A driver reverses his car into a river. (T) (R) 6.25 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. (T) (R) 6.45 Emmerdale. Nicola drops a bombshell on Jimmy. (T) (R) 7.10 I’m A Celeb: Stars Of Oz. Joe Swash reminisces about past contestants. (T) (R) 8.00 The Xtra Factor Winner’s Story 2014. Sarah-Jane Crawford looks at the story of this year’s champion. (T) (R) 9.00 The X Factor Class Of 2014. A look back at the best and worst bits of this year’s series. (T) (R) 10.05 FILM: Back To The Future (1985). A teenager travels back in time and gets stuck in the 1950s – where he has to make sure his parents fall in love. Sci-fi comedy adventure, with Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Including FYI Daily. (T) 12.20 Emmerdale. Nicola drops a bombshell on Jimmy. (T) (R) 12.55 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) (R) 2.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) (R) 3.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) (R) 4.10 You’ve Been Framed!. Crazy cats and daft dogs. (T) (R) 4.45 FILM: Nanny McPhee (2005). A widower struggles to control his seven unruly children, until a strange-looking nanny steps in. Period fantasy adventure, with Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Kelly Macdonald. Including FYI Daily. (T) 6.40 FILM: Back To The Future Part III (1990). Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the Wild West to save his scientist friend from death. Sci-fi comedy sequel, with Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Including FYI Daily. (T) 9.00 FILM: GoldenEye (1995). James Bond heads for Russia to investigate the connection between the theft of an experimental helicopter and an orbital satellite weapon with the power to devastate

CHANNEL 4 6.20 How I Met Your Mother. Barney discovers someone has been ruining his reputation. (T) (R) 6.40 How I Met Your Mother. Britney Spears guest stars. (T) (R) 7.05 Everybody Loves Raymond. Ray and Debra offend Frank and Marie. (T) (R) 7.30 FILM: The Valley Of Gwangi (1969). A cowboy working in a travelling rodeo journeys into a mysterious forbidden valley, where he encounters ferocious dinosaurs. Fantasy Western, with James Franciscus and Gila Golan. (T) 9.20 FILM: The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). The all-American family members face a testing time as their brash neighbours scheme to destroy their idyllic life. Comedy based on the TV sitcom, with Shelley Long and Gary Cole. Edited for language. (T) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. Leonard accompanies Amy to her colleague’s wedding. (T) (R) 11.25 The Simpsons. Bart is knocked down by Mr Burns’ car. (T) (R) 11.55 The Simpsons. Homer fears he has only 24 hours to live. (T) (R) 12.25 FILM: Five Children And It (2004). Five youngsters encounter a strange creature when they go to live with their uncle in the country during the First World War. Fantasy, starring Kenneth Branagh and Zoe Wanamaker. (T) 2.15 FILM: Home Alone 3 (1997). A resourceful eight-year-old uses an arsenal of home-made booby traps to fend off a gang of crooks searching for a stolen microchip. Comedy sequel, starring Alex D Linz. (T) 4.20 FILM: Fantastic Mr Fox (2009). A fox gives up stealing chickens in favour of family life, but a new challenge is too tempting. Stop-motion animated adventure, with the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep. (T) 6.00 The Simpsons. Lisa cheats in an exam. (T) (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Hour-long episode. A desperate Nancy puts herself in danger. (T) 7.30 Channel 4 News (T) 8.00 Frozen At Christmas. An in-depth look at the huge success of Frozen, the most successful animated film of all time. T (T) (R) 9.00 Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular. After the success of last year’s show, Alan has decided to do it all over again, throwing another New Year’s Eve party with celebrity guests appearing in various guises, including sketches, games and performances. Chat show host Jonathan Ross, fashion expert Gok Wan, Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, The Wrong Mans star James Corden, Strictly Come Dancing contestants Mark Wright and Caroline Flack and comedian Seann Walsh all get involved, with the evening’s live music provided by Tulisa Contostavlos and Professor Green. (T) 11.05 50 Funniest Moments 2014. Famous faces help count down the year’s top 50 hilarious incidents across the worlds of TV, music, sport, politics and the internet – most of them unintentional. (T) (R) 1.05 C4’s 30 Greatest Comedy Shows (T) (R) 2.55 The IT Crowd (T) (R) 3.20 The IT Crowd (T) (R) 3.50 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent (T) (R) 4.45 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures (T) (R) 4.55 Secret Eaters (T) (R) 5.50 How I Met Your Mother (T) (R)

CHANNEL 5 6.00 Milkshake! 10.10 World’s Strongest Man 2014. The fourth heat from Los Angeles. (T) (R) 11.10 FILM: Carry On Regardless (1961). Seven bungling handymen have to prove they can hold down a job when their landlord tries to evict them. Slapstick comedy, starring Sid James, Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams. (T) (b&w)1.00 FILM: The Vikings (1958). A Norse warrior fights to claim the Northumbrian throne, unaware his rival for the crown is really his half-brother. Adventure, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. (T) 3.10 FILM: The Dirty Dozen (1967). Twelve convicts are sent on a mission to destroy a French chateau being used as a German military base. Second World War action adventure, starring Lee Marvin and Telly Savalas. Edited for language and violence. (T) 6.05 Tommy Cooper’s Christmas Special. Festive comedy from 1974, with music by Dana and Vic Damone. (T) (R) 7.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away. High Court enforcement officers Paul Bohill and Steve and Ben Pinner face their biggest eviction yet – taking on squatters in a large central London office block. With the help of the police, they try to remove a suspected group of 70 from the building, but with a barricade in place, the team faces a challenging operation ahead. Elsewhere, officers are confronted by an army of family and friends when they attempt to enforce a writ at the property of a debtor, and face a difficult eviction at the north London home of a heavily pregnant tenant and her family, after the council fails to pay the rent to the landlord. (T) (R) 8.00 World’s Strongest Man 2014. Action from the fifth and final heat at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, which featured defending champion Brian Shaw and Britain’s Graham Hicks, both aiming to secure one of the final two automatic places in the Grand Final. (T) 9.00 Britain’s Favourite Sitcoms. Mel Giedroyc narrates a countdown of the nation’s 50 best-loved TV comedies, as voted for by Channel 5 viewers in an online poll. Shows including Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley, The Inbetweeners, Cheers, Blackadder, Friends, Father Ted, Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones are sure to be included in the list. With contributions by Shelley Long, Ardal O’Hanlon, Emily Atack, Vicki Michelle, Ruth Madoc, Leslie Ash, Nigel Planer, Derek Fowlds, Lesley Joseph and Annette Crosbie among many others. (T) 12.00 The Abba Years (T) (R) 1.00 SuperCasino 3.10 World’s Strongest Man 2014 (T) (R) 4.00 Great Scientists (T) (R) 4.25 Chinese Food In Minutes (T) (R) 4.30 Chinese Food In Minutes (T) (R) 4.45 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.10 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (T) (R)

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CHANNEL 4 9.00 : Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular.

E4 6.00 Rude(ish) Tube. Amusing internet videos, including a man with glasses tattooed on his face. (T) (R) 6.25 Charmed. The hunt is on for a pair of magic stone tablets. (T) (R) 7.10 Happy Endings. Jane admits her birthday is on Christmas Day. (T) (R) 7.35 Rude(ish) Tube. Featuring extreme unicycling and striking frisbee shots. (T) (R) 8.00 Hollyoaks. Sandy returns to the village to meet her grandson. (T) (R) 8.35 Rude(ish) Tube. Comedy clips, featuring a mad llama. (T) (R) 9.00 Bad(ish) Robots. A ditsy spray-tan booth causes trouble for customers. (T) (R) 9.35 Troy. The magician showcases speed-dating with a difference. (T) (R) 10.05 FILM: Marmaduke (2010). A disaster-prone Great Dane accidentally causes chaos for his owners as they start a new life in California. (T) 11.55 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts. Amusing internet videos featuring food and animals. (T) (R) 12.00 Rules Of Engagement. Audrey and Jeff go on a double date with Brenda and her girlfriend. (T) (R) 12.30 The Big Bang Theory. 1.00 The Big Bang Theory. 1.30 The Big Bang Theory. 2.00 The Big Bang Theory. 2.30 The Big Bang Theory. 3.00 Rude(ish) Tube 3.30 Bad(ish) Robots. Tourists in Cardiff receive untrue facts at a tourist information point. (T) 4.00 Troy. The magician wreaks havoc at a football match. (T) 4.30 The Big Bang Theory. ) 5.00 How I Met Your Mother. 5.30 How I Met Your Mother. 6.00 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. 7.30 Hollyoaks. 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. 9.30 The Inbetweeners. 10.00 The Inbetweeners. 10.35 The Inbetweeners. 11.05 The Inbetweeners. 11.40 The Inbetweeners Top 10 Moments. 12.45 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 1.15 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 1.45 How I Met Your Mother (T) (R) 2.15 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 2.45 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 3.10 The Inbetweeners (T) (R) 3.35 Rude Tube (T) (R) 4.30 Rules Of Engagement (T) (R) 4.50 Charmed (T) (R)

BBC 3 7.00 FILM: Puss In Boots (2011). The swashbuckling feline joins forces with a cunning thief and a treacherous old friend to steal a magical golden goose from a giant’s castle. He must save the day when it transpires that their actions have unleashed a terrible danger on his home town. Animated comedy spin-off from the Shrek movies, with the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. (T) 8.20 FILM: Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos (2012). Animated short featuring the lovable cat from the hit film series Shrek. Puss in Boots helps three kittens rescue a precious ruby from the evil Whisperer. Featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Gilles Marini and Charlotte Newhouse. (T) 8.30 Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers. Nick Park’s Oscarwinning animation featuring the bumbling inventor and his faithful dog, whose lives are turned upside down after foolishly offering board and lodgings to villainous penguin Feathers McGraw. With the voice of Peter Sallis. (T) (R) 9.00 FA Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments. Former England captain Rio Ferdinand and pop star Olly Murs count down the most memorable moments from the prestigious domestic football competition. With contributions from stars of the game Thierry Henry, Jack Wilshere, Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Vinnie Jones, Gary Lineker and Ruud Gullit, plus football fans Helen Skelton, Russell Brand, Louis Tomlinson, Wretch 32 and Eliza Doolittle. (T) 11.00 Family Guy. Peter and his friends go on a fishing trip, only to end up stranded on a desert island. Convinced she is now a widow, Lois tries to start a new life. (T) (R) 11.25 Family Guy. Brian begins dating a teacher and neglects Peter, who responds by befriending

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TV GUIDE New Years Day BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 9.00 FILM: Bee Movie (2007). A bee sues the entire human race for stealing the honey his species works hard to make. Animated comedy, featuring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger and Chris Rock. (T) 10.25 FILM: Over The Hedge (2006). A wily raccoon tricks some gullible animals into stealing food from a suburb so he can pay off an angry bear. Animated comedy, featuring the voices of Bruce Willis and Steve Carell. (T) 11.40 Life Story: The Full Circle. Highlights of the natural history series. (T) 12.45 The Archbishop Of Canterbury’s New Year Message. By the Most Rev Justin Welby. (T) 12.50 BBC News (T) 1.00 Regional News; Weather (T) 1.10 The Boy In The Dress. David Walliams’ story about a youngster who wants to be different. (T) (R) 2.10 FILM: Mary Poppins (1964). A practically perfect Edwardian nanny with magical powers brings fun into the humdrum lives of two children. Disney’s musical fantasy, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. (T) 4.25 FILM: The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (2011). Premiere. A reporter goes on a globetrotting quest to find a sunken ship containing a pirate’s lost treasure. Animated adventure, with the voices of Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis. (T) 6.05 BBC News (T) 6.20 Regional News; Weather (T) 6.30 Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench star in this light-hearted drama. (T) 8.00 Miranda. The very last episode of the hit sitcom sees the shopkeeper making one final attempt to accept herself and find contentment. (T) 8.30 EastEnders. Hour-long episode. After the drama of Christmas, the good folk of Walford turn their attention to the new year – but it seems that this won’t be the end of their woes just yet as things get off to an explosive start, bringing a whole new load of problems. (T) 9.35 Mrs Brown’s Boys. A spate of local burglaries prompts Agnes to increase her home security, fitting a bolt to the back door and a state-of-the-art alarm system provided by Buster Brady. If only he didn’t get all his gear off the back of a van. The bank manager refuses Dermot a business loan so his mum becomes determined to make the money for him – by winning the local poker tournament, which means going up against arch-rival and reigning champion Hillary. Cathy is feeling broody and decides to pursue unconventional means to get pregnant. Agnes is left reeling at her announcement – but a lovelorn Buster sees it as an opportunity. (T) 10.10 BBC News (T) 10.25 Regional News; Weather (T) 10.35 Match Of The Day. Gary Lineker presents highlights of the latest Premier League matches, including Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea at White Hart Lane and Southampton v Arsenal at St Mary’s Stadium. (T) 12.10 Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Live! (T) (R) 1.05 FILM: Road Trip (2000). Comedy, starring Breckin Meyer. (T) 2.35 Skiing Weatherview (T) 2.40 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.15 Sign Zone: The Great Interior Design Challenge. Revamping the master bedrooms of three 1930s Hollywood-inspired flats in west London. (T) (R) 7.15 Sign Zone: Close Calls: On Camera. A jockey’s horrific fall. (T) (R) 7.45 Alec Guinness: Talking Pictures. A profile of Oscar-winning actor Alec Guinness. (T) (R) 8.30 FILM: The Lavender Hill Mob (1951). An unassuming bank worker hatches a plot to steal £1million in gold bullion and turn it into statues of the Eiffel Tower. Ealing comedy, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway. (T) (b&w) 9.50 FILM: A Hard Day’s Night (1964). The Beatles embark on a train journey to London for a TV show, harassed by their manager and Paul’s grandfather. Musical comedy, starring the Fab Four alongside Wilfrid Brambell. (T) (b&w) 11.15 New Year’s Day Concert Live From Vienna. Coverage of the Vienna Philharmonic’s traditional New Year’s Day concert. (T) 12.50 Snow Wolf Family And Me. Part one of two. Gordon Buchanan explores the lives and habits of Arctic wolves. (T) (R) 1.50 Snow Wolf Family And Me. Part two of two. Gordon Buchanan follows the wolves as they hunt. (T) (R) 2.50 FILM: Galaxy Quest (1999). Aliens mistake a cancelled sci-fi show for reality, and seek the cast’s help in defending them from an extraterrestrial warlord. Sci-fi comedy, with Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T) 4.25 The Archbishop Of Canterbury’s New Year Message. By the Most Rev Justin Welby. (T) (R) 4.30 Final Score. A round-up of this afternoon’s football results. (T) 5.30 FILM: Force 10 From Navarone (1978). Second World War adventure sequel, starring Harrison Ford. (T) 7.30 Tigers About The House – What Happened Next. Part two of two. The Clarks see the harsh reality of poaching in Indonesia when they visit tigers that were caught in snares, prompting Giles to concoct an ambitious plan to save the injured big cats in the wild. (T) 8.30 Christmas University Challenge. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as two teams each made up of four distinguished graduates compete on behalf of their former universities in the second semi-final of the festive edition of the academic quiz. (T) 9.00 FILM: Quartet (2012). Premiere. Three former opera singers prepare for their annual concert to mark Verdi’s birthday and raise funds for their retirement home. 10.30 Julie Walters: A Life On Screen. The actress chats about her 40-year career, from her comedy beginnings in theatre through to her successes in TV and film, culminating in her receiving a Bafta Fellowship earlier this year. (T) (R) 11.30 Mock The Week New Year’s Eve Special. Host Dara O Briain and regulars Andy Parsons and Hugh Dennis prepare to welcome 2015 with a selection of out-takes, quizzes and favourite clips. Last in the series. (T) (R) 12.05 FILM: Frenzy (1972). Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, starring Jon Finch. (T) 1.55 FILM: Stick It (2006). Sporting comedy, starring Missy Peregrym and Jeff Bridges. (T) 3.35 This Is BBC Two (T)

ITV 6.00 CITV 8.25 Dinner Date. Lucy from Surrey hopes to find love. (T) (R) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 10.20 Judge Rinder. Real-life cases in a studio courtroom. (T) (R) 11.20 Who’s Doing The Dishes?. Tricia Penrose plays host. (T) (R) 12.25 All Star Family Fortunes. With Nadia Sawalha and Jane Cox. (T) (R) 1.25 ITV News; Weather (T) 1.35 Secret Dealers. The dealers bid on a Victorian silver-mounted scent bottle. (T) 2.35 You’ve Been Framed!. Comedy clips, including a cat that refuses to be put down. (T) (R) 3.05 FILM: Thunderball (1965). James Bond sets out to foil a plot by crime syndicate Spectre to detonate two nuclear warheads off the US coast. Spy adventure, with Sean Connery, Claudine Auger and Adolfo Celi. (T) 5.45 Rita & Me. Barbara Knox looks back on her 50-year career on Coronation Street. (T) (R) 6.45 ITV News; Weather (T) 7.00 New You’ve Been Framed! At Christmas. Harry Hill narrates a festive-themed selection of mishaps filmed by viewers, featuring clips of a photo-bombing reindeer, an explosive chimney and a squirrel wrecking his neighbour’s Christmas lights. Plus, there’s an embarrassing moment when a robotic Santa exposes himself. (T) (R) 7.30 Emmerdale. Hour-long episode. Lachlan is nervous as Belle persuades him to try one of the pills, and when it kicks in, he struggles with the effects. As she prepares to tell him her secret, he takes an alarming turn for the worse. A downhearted Finn perks up when Harriet reveals she has news about his mother, but will he choose to keep his family in the dark? Aaron tries to hide his pain as Robert insists their affair will end once he’s married, while Paddy asks Pearl to pick him a winning horse ahead of the races. (T) 8.30 Birds Of A Feather. Sharon amazes the others with her high IQ, and Dorien, under pressure to find a heroine for her next book, decides to push her toward a surprising new career. Meanwhile, Garth (played by Samuel James, replacing Matt Willis) is feeling despondent following his split from Australian Marcie, and he’s proving a handful for mum Tracey. Linda Robson, Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph star in the hit sitcom. (T) 9.00 FILM: The Dark Knight (2008). Premiere. In the sequel to Batman Begins, the masked hero finds a new ally in his war on organised crime in Gotham City’s crusading new district attorney, Harvey Dent. However, both men are pushed to their limits by the rise of the Joker, a criminal mastermind spreading chaos and destruction throughout the city for his own amusement. Comic-book thriller, starring Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and an Oscar-winning Heath Ledger. (T) 11.55 ITV News; Weather (T) 12.00 The Cube (T) (R) 12.50 Jackpot247 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA (T) (R) 3.40 ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (T) (R)

SATELLITE / DIGITAL New Years Day FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 Cimarron Strip. Two brothers become a target for bounty hunters. 1.35 FILM: The Big Country (1958). A naive sea captain tries to avoid taking sides in a raging conflict between his future father-in-law and a hillbilly family. Western, starring Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons. 5.00 Body Of Proof. A corpse is found in the boot of a car. (T) 6.00 Body Of Proof. The team investigates a double murder. (T) 6.55 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 7.00 NCIS. The team investigates the death of a marine off the coast of Tanzania – a case complicated by the discovery that he had a link to Ziva. The mystery deepens even further with the recovery of wreckage from a sunken freighter. Starring Mark Harmon, Cote de Pablo, David McCallum, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette. (T) 8.00 NCIS. A reporter for the Navy Times is found stabbed to death – and the team learns he had been going to meet a call girl linked to three other murders. Gibbs decides to ask former madam Holly Snow for help in tracking her down. Crime drama, guest starring Dina Meyer (Saw), with Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly. (T) 9.00 FILM: Pale Rider (1985). An unscrupulous landowner threatens to throw gold-miners off their land and take the riches for himself. As the law turns a blind eye to their troubles, the miners desperately need a saviour – who happens to arrive in the form of a mysterious preacher with formidable gunfighting skills. Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, alongside Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress and Richard Dysart. 11.25 CSI: NY. The detectives investigate the death of a woman who was fooled into ingesting caustic soda, and Stella puts her career on the line in pursuit of a shady Greek diplomat. (T) 12.30 My Name Is Earl (T) 12.55 Access 1.00 SuperCasino 3.00 Close

FILM 4 11.00 Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004). Three orphans are sent to live with their uncle, a cunning master of disguise who is scheming to kill them for their inheritance. Comedy adventure, with Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep. (T) 1.05 Hugo (2011). An orphan living in the walls of a railway station in 1930s Paris uncovers a lonely shopkeeper’s mysterious past. Family adventure, starring Asa Butterfield and Chloe Grace Moretz. (T) 3.30 Transformers (2007). A teenage boy’s first car leads him into an intergalactic war between two factions of giant shape-changing robots. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T) 6.30 Runaway Jury (2003). A woman sues the company that made the gun used to kill her husband, but the manufacturer tries to meddle with the jury. Courtroom thriller, with John Cusack and Gene Hackman. Edited for daytime broadcast. (T)9.00 Slumdog Millionaire (2008). An uneducated teenager from the Mumbai slums is only one question away from winning a quiz show, but the authorities are reluctant to believe a youngster from such a humble background could succeed without cheating. Under questioning, he tells a police inspector the eventful story of his life – and how he came to know so much. Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning drama, starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. (T) 11.25 Man On Fire (2004). A former US government operative exacts revenge on the kidnappers who have abducted the girl he was hired to guard. Action thriller, with Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken. (T) 2.15 Weekender (2011). Drama, with Jack O’Connell and Henry LloydHughes. (T) 4.00 Close

ITV 2 6.00 You’ve Been Framed! Full Throttle. Clips featuring thrillseekers and show-offs. (T) (R) 6.50 I’m A Celeb: Epic Trials. Joe Swash looks back at the best Bushtucker Trials from various series. (T) (R) 7.50 Emmerdale. Samson finds one of Belle’s pills and tells Zak and Lisa. (T) (R) 8.20 Coronation Street. Liz tells Steve he can borrow from the Rovers’ account to pay his staff. (T) (R) 8.50 FILM: Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). A villain creates chaos at a museum opening by re-creating some of the amateur detectives’ worst enemies. (T) 10.40 FILM: Back To The Future Part III (1990). Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the Wild West to save his scientist friend from death. (T) 1.00 Emmerdale. Samson finds one of Belle’s pills and tells Zak and Lisa. (T) (R) 1.25 Coronation Street. Liz tells Steve he can borrow from the Rovers’ account to pay his staff. (T) (R) 2.00 FILM: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). A scientist reluctantly joins a research team on an island where genetically engineered dinosaurs roam. (T) 4.25 FILM: Despicable Me (2010). An evil genius adopts three orphans to aid his latest plot, but fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. (T) 6.20 FILM: Die Another Day (2002). James Bond’s pursuit of a Korean terrorist leads to a British billionaire who has constructed a devastating orbital weapon. (T) 9.00 FILM: Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004). The disaster-prone journalist seems to have finally found the perfect boyfriend. However, when the couple start to squabble over their personal habits, she decides to decamp for a while to Thailand and write a travelogue. (T) 11.10 Unseen Celebrity Juice Tit Bits. Choice moments from the celebrity-infused comedy panel show. (T) (R) 11.55 Celebrity Juice. Singer Pixie Lott and I’m a Celebrity winner Kian Egan join team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton. (T) (R) 12.40 Celebrity Juice (T) (R) 1.25 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 1.50 Two And A Half Men (T) (R) 2.15 Teleshopping 5.45 ITV2 Nightscreen

CHANNEL 4 6.15 FILM: The Three Worlds Of Gulliver (1960). A shipwrecked sailor visits two strange lands, one inhabited by miniature people, the other by giants. Fantasy, based on Jonathan Swift’s novel, with Kerwin Mathews and Jo Morrow. (T) 7.55 FILM: The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad (1958). The wily sailor pits his wits against an evil magician to save a princess on an island inhabited by hideous monsters. Fantasy adventure, starring Kerwin Mathews and Kathryn Grant. (T) 9.45 The Big Bang Theory. Penny arranges a date for Raj. (T) (R) 10.10 The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon’s old adversary Wil Wheaton returns. (T) (R) 10.40 The Simpsons. Marge recalls how she met Homer. (T) (R) 11.10 FILM: The Last Mimzy (2007). A brother and sister develop unusual abilities after they discover a toy rabbit called Mimzy that unexpectedly comes to life. Fantasy, with Chris O’Neil and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn. (T) 1.00 Channel 4 Racing. Nick Luck presents live coverage of six races. From Cheltenham, races start at 1.20, 1.55, 2.30 and 3.05. From Musselburgh, at 1.35 and 2.10. (T) 3.30 Guy Martin’s Passion For Life. Documentary following the life of the motorcycle racer and lorry mechanic. (T) (R) 4.00 Channel 4 News (T) 4.10 FILM: The Wizard Of Oz (1939). A tornado whisks a girl off to a magical land where she embarks on a journey in search of the wizard who knows the way home. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland and Ray Bolger. (T) 6.10 FILM: Sister Act (1992). A nightclub singer is sent to live in a convent for her own protection after agreeing to testify against a brutal gangster. Comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Harvey Keitel. Edited for language. (T) 8.00 FILM: Snow White & The Huntsman (2012). Premiere. An evil queen learns that her reign will last for ever if she kills a princess, so sends a renowned warrior to find and murder her. However, he comes to realise his mistress’s evil ways, and instead trains his intended victim to fight so they can bring the tyrant’s rule to an end. Fantasy adventure, with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Edited for violence. (T) 10.30 Rude Tube: Welcome To 2015. Alex Zane explores the 100 most popular internet videos of the past 12 months in a two-hour special of the show, and also interviews some the people who created them. The humorous clips featured include the incredible spider-dog prank and a raving blast from the past. (T) 12.35 FILM: The Godfather (1972). Gangster drama, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. (T) 3.30 Trans World Sport (T) 4.30 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent (T) (R) 5.25 Hugh’s 3 Good Things: Best Bites (T) (R) 5.40 Small Animal Hospital (T) (R)

CHANNEL 5 6.00 Milkshake! 9.45 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. (R) 10.00 World’s Strongest Man 2014. The fifth heat from Los Angeles. (T) (R) 11.00 FILM: The Dam Busters (1954). An engineer designs an ingenious bouncing bomb to destroy major dams in Germany’s industrial heartland. Fact-based Second World War drama, with Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd. (T) (b&w) 1.25 FILM: The Italian Job (1969). A crook recruits a gang to steal $4million in gold bullion and make a quick getaway from central Turin in a fleet of Minis. Crime comedy, starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward. (T) 3.30 FILM: Ben-Hur (1959). A Jewish prince is betrayed by his Roman friend and sold into slavery, but returns years later to seek revenge. Oscar-winning epic, starring Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd. (T) 7.30 Hercules The Human Bear. The story of Andy and Maggie Robin’s relationship with a grizzly bear they bought as a cub from a zoo in Aviemore, the Highlands, initially to fulfil Andy’s need for a unique wrestling partner, and which went on to become a star of TV and films. (T) (R) 8.30 World’s Strongest Man 2014. Action from the Grand Final at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, which featured the 12 qualifiers from the five heats, including British trio Terry Hollands, Eddie Hall and Laurence Shahlaei.(T) 9.35 White Dee: What’s All The Fuss About?. An insight into the life of Dee Kelly, who became one of the most recognisable faces in the country after appearing in Channel 4 series Benefits Street, which led to her being part of the 14th series of Celebrity Big Brother. She talks about the impact fame has had on her personal life – both good and bad – as well as the effect on her family, and discusses the depression that has plagued her over the last decade and how she feels about her position of influence as the ‘face’ of British people on benefits. The film follows her as she becomes immersed in a new world of public appearances, photoshoots, newspaper interviews and politics, including her appearance at the Conservative Party conference. (T) 10.35 Celeb Big Brother: The Good, The Bad And The Unforgettable. Emma Willis narrates a selection of memorable moments from the reality show, featuring the blazing rows, the love triangles, the best tasks and the contestants who everyone loved to hate. Featuring George Galloway pretending to be a cat, Lionel Blair dressing in bondage gear and Frenchy Morgan cutting up Leslie Jordan’s knickers, with comments from a mix of celebrity fans, journalists and former housemates including Jim Davidson, Lionel Blair, Vanessa Feltz, Kerry Katona, Linda Nolan, James Jordan and Rylan Clark. (T) 12.35 Jim Davidson: At Least I’m Not Boring (T) (R) 1.35 SuperCasino 4.00 Wildlife SOS (T) (R) 4.20 Wildlife SOS (T) (R) 4.45 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.10 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (T) (R)

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St Barts Finance was founded in July 2009 by Steve Bartholomew and has been growing at a very fast pace ever since. Steve saw that there was a huge need for clients to receive the correct advice on their finances during (and after) the recession and wanted to ensure he could deliver this effectively. The staff at St Barts Finance have over 40 years of combined experience in financial services and cover everything from Pensions and Investments to Mortgages and Protection. We have a dedicated in house administration team that ensure all applications submitted are chased regularly. We will ensure that your business is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible and we are available to talk to at any time. Nearly all the business that St Barts Finance undertake is referred to us from existing clients and we want to continue this going forward.

Stephen Retter Mortgage Adviser

Hannah Turner Administrator

We are members of Checkaprofessional, which we use as a way to prove to new clients our expertise and efficiency and welcome any new business going forward. Please call the office on 01202 520550 or FREEPHONE 0800 002 99 00 to make an appointment with one of our advisers or just for a chat.

Sam Mannering Administrator


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www.stbartsfinance.co.uk MORTGAGES - INSURANCE - PENSIONS - INVESTMENTS Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. We complete all paperwork for you, will not credit search you unless you request us to do so (the credit check will be carried out by the lender once the mortgage application is received) and we will deal with everything from start to finish. A fee of £595 or 0.6% of the loan amount, whichever is greater, is payable. Typically this will be £595. St Barts Finance is an appointed representative of Openwork Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority St Barts Finance is a company registered in England and Wales (registration number 6833744) at 295 Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth, BH12 5BT

Business Profile Kevin Wood

Oceana Hotels and Leisure When were you established? 2006 What was your first job? Commis Chef and Dishwasher in Le Bifteck Bistro French Restaurant What has been your best and worst moment in business? One of the best was achieving two national awards at the HRS Hospitality Awards in London 2011/12 for the Cumberland beating off some top 5 star London Hotels. The worst was most likely the October 1989 Hurricane that tore off the main roof of the New Durley Dean Hotel on the Westcliff where I was General Manager. What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Someone who has both common sense and intelligence that can think out of the box and keep current. What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? I guess just work hard, keep current and don’t be afraid to take some chances, whilst also keeping your feet on the ground. You staff are your

business so treat them with respect, and customer service is everything in today’s world. I believe totally in operating with absolutely no discrimination.


If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? I returned here from California after 10 years, Bournemouth is as good a place as many around the world. I do love the Sun, so an alternative would be Southern Spain or Mexican Pacific Coast.

A typical day in my life would be:

What is your favourite local Haunt? South Deep is one of my favorite eating places, and I am always on the look out for a good old fashioned traditional pub! What drives you to succeed? It’s in my blood, I don’t know any other way! Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Most Likley downscaling from the 280 Rooms I operate now, to something much much smaller, with a 6 Star Experience, but limited facilities so the pressure is not 24 hours

6.30am Waking up to the news, and making a Fresh Fruit Smoothy.

Webmaster to ensure projects are on schedule.

8am Driving into work, doing a walk round of all three hotels and the Sales office, saying good morning and assessing what needs to be done for the coming day.

11am Hosting a daily Manager meeting with all mangers on duty across the resort

9am Getting my daily Costa Coffee from the Cumberland before sitting down to see how many rooms are available to sell upcoming in the days ahead, and setting the rates with my revenue manager. 10am Starting my daily office work of marketing, purchasing, and general hotel operations.Checking in with our

1-2pm Walkabout around the kitchens and restaurants and bars 6-7pm A final walk around the hotels before dinner service

VITAL STATISTICS Kevin takes us through his vital statistics.

Born: 1965

Favourite Film: Bodygaurd

Favourite Gadget: My new I Phone 6+

Children: None

Party Trick: Too many to say

Last Holiday: West Coast of Ireland Donegal

Marital Status: Single but partnered

Worst Habit: Checking work E mails on my phone/pad 24/7

School: St Thomas Aquinus RC High Darwen Car: Currently Mini Countryman www.oceanahotels.co.uk

Noon-6pm Continue with general hotel operations, marketing, recruitment, accounts and sales work with my team, as well as responding to the hundreds of E mails I get daily

What’s on your iPod: What’s one of those? I pad, a variety of Pop, Rock and Latin Music

Most embarrassing moment: Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge Poolside at Cumberland in my suit with all the staff and managers looking on, with Paul Clarke and Pat Green, and Rosie from the Days looking on!


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Business Profile Jacqueline Entwistle Quantum Recruitment When were you established? I officially launched my business in January 2010

My best moment…There have been numerous positives in my working life but I still feel the best is yet to come. There’s always something more to achieve.

What was your first job? I was just sixteen years old and a civilian Classified Registry Clerk at Bovington. It was at the time of the Falklands War. I worked for the Director of the Royal Armoured Corp at HQ DRAC in the Classified Registry; managing classified documents. My first job of the morning was very sad as I had to remove a list from a secure telex machine of all the deaths to the Director of the Royal Armoured Corp.

What have been your best and worst moments in business? My worst was slicing my hand open and having to have emergency micro and neurosurgery just 19 days after having set up Quantum Recruitment. The accident happened whilst polishing a wine glass at home– the surgeon told me that it is the most common injury in the Hospitality Industry; apparently! It resulted in me having my arm strapped up for three months which was quite debilitating. Setting up a business with only one arm was certainly a challenge as was day to day life. It proved to me that if I could get through that I could overcome any issues in my business.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Never underestimate the time that you will give to your business and how all-consuming it can be.

What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? I think you need many attributes…It’s essential to believe in yourself, to be prepared to take a risk, to be extremely driven and stay true to your values.

What drives you to succeed? I really value success for the Business, the team and myself. We like to deliver ethical recruitment and know that we are adding real value to our clients’ businesses by recruiting the right staff for them.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? If you had asked me ten years ago where I would be now I wouldn’t have said, ‘five years in to running

a successful business!’ So, I’ll come back to you on that one!

If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be and why? I love travelling and experiencing new destinations and cultures but there’s no better place to be in the UK than Poole and Bournemouth!

What is your favourite local Haunt? I have a few favorites, it depends who on my mood. However, being on my doorstep I love the Harbour Heights Hotel due to the excellent food, service and in my opinion, the best view in Poole.

A fact that most people won’t know about me I used to trade in military air craft spares, specialising in The Hunter and later the Hawk and Jaguar, dealing with overseas Air Forces and Navies. I once had to take shelter in a bunker in the Bekaa Valley whilst the Hezbollah were shelling! These experiences have led to my love of military air craft and I don’t mind admitting that I am a bit of a plane spotter! This passion is the reason why each year I feel honoured to be a Patron of the Bournemouth Air Festival.

“People are our business” Quantum Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency focusing on recruitment within the commercial, construction, healthcare and hospitality sectors throughout the UK.

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16TH DECEMBER, 1.30PM Relaxed Performance Robin Hood (Pantomime) Lighthouse – Theatre – Tickets £9

11TH DECEMBER, 1.30PM Relaxed Performance Hansel and Gretel Lighthouse – Studio – Tickets £5 During a relaxed performance the environment is specifically adapted for theatregoers with autistic spectrum conditions, those with sensory, communication or learning difficulties and anyone else who would benefit from a less formal environment. There is a relaxed attitude to noise, the lights in the auditorium remain on low throughout the show, sudden loud noises are softened and audience members are free to leave and re-enter the auditorium at any point. Additional staff members will be on hand to assist with seating and access around the theatre and there will be a Chill Out Room, where a space is made for anyone needing a bit of quiet time before or during the performance. Poole Lighthouse www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Peak Performances £21 (£19.50 + £1.50 booking fee) Off Peak Performances £20 (£18.50 + £1.50 booking fee) Preview Performances £17 (£15.50 + £1.50 booking fee) Discounts for U16s, Seniors, Families, Schools & Groups Tickets & information 0844 406 8666 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk CBBC’s Ed Petrie (All Over the Place, Marrying Mum and Dad) takes on the role of Robin, and will be familiar to Poole audiences from his 2011 panto appearance in Cinderella. Ed’s career started out in comedy, when he gave up his job as a researcher on the BBC panel game They Think It’s All Over to become a full-time stand-up comedian and a semi-finalist in the 2004 BBC New Comedy Awards. Ed was the main continuity presenter on CBBC for three years and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Children’s Presenter in 2008. He is well known to children and parents for starring alongside Oucho the Cactus in the CBBC series’ Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho and Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions. He is currently on location in Europe filming a new series of All Over the Place, the show which sees him embarking on quests to discover unusual, strange and amazing places, and can be seen in the new series of Marrying and Mum and Dad, which returns to TV screens later this summer. Back by popular demand are Lighthouse favourites Neil Smye and Dan Looney, whose comic timing and ability to get audiences crying with laughter has become synonymous with the Poole panto. Local actresses Stephanie Walker and Alicia Woodhouse have worked their way up through the pantomime ranks and now take on the parts of Fairy Mary and Maid Marion respectively. Non-stop thrills and spills are the order of the day as Robin takes on his archrival the Sheriff of Nottingham and still finds time to catch the eye of the beautiful Maid Marion in this classic tale. Sing-along tunes, dancing, slapstick, silliness and lots of chances to join in make Robin Hood the perfect entertainment for families this Christmas. Poole Lighthouse www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

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www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk Our South West Region has a vacancy for a Sales Progressor who will take ownership of achieving sales completions in line with monthly targets. It’s an exciting time to join as the Region has been growing its business and plans are in place to support future growth in this busy sector of the house building industry. The position is based in our new regional office in Ringwood, and the successful applicant will be actively progressing reservations through to completion, maintaining regular contact with third party Estate Agents and Solicitors as well as keeping the regional team updated on progress. We are looking for someone who has previous sales progressing experience gained from within the property market, conveyancing or legal administration. You will also

be an effective communicator, with solid administrative skills, a desire to succeed and a proven history of hitting and exceeding targets. You will be imaginative and proactive in coming up with solutions to problems within the chains and have a can-do attitude. If you want to be part of this expanding business, and you believe you have the necessary attributes required for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter by email to salesrecruitment@mccarthyandstone.co.uk or post to Sales Transformation Recruitment, McCarthy & Stone, 100 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8AL quoting the below reference number. Closing date for applications: 16th January 2015 Job Reference: BAU17

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