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BASILDON MAGAZINE January 2017 Edition • 20,000 Homes Monthly • 01268 330 271

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Hi there, Welcome to our January edition Where did 2016 go? I’m still struggling to believe it is 2017. I’m hoping that this year slows down just a touch! Anyway! Happy New Year everyone! I truly hope that 2017 is amazing for you all. In the first edition of the year we have put together some really interesting and helpful articles to really kick your year off! Our headscratcher of the month is none other than Einstein’s Riddle, apparently only 2% of the world (in the 20th Century) could solve it, so be sure to see if you have what it takes! The local charity space that we donate every month has gone to Run for MS-UK. A half marathon in Colchester raising money and awareness for MS. If your new years resolution is to get running or fit, what better way to put the wheels in motion? We have a slightly more boring article this month, BUT for those of you who are self employed it could really come in handy helping you save some much needed cash on your tax return which is due January 31st! Check out exactly what expenses you can claim!

In this months quizzes we have a BFG DVD up for grabs and a £50 meal voucher to use at the Akash. Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it! Last month’s quiz winners were Linda Ball from High Road, Langdon Hills who won £25 voucher for the Delhi Spice and Karen Sydney from Ganels Road, Billericay who won a party for Children at Stay & Play. Congratulations, we hope you enjoy your party and meal! If you would like to advertise with us, the last day to get your advert in is 18th January. We can design your ad for Free and a Month’s Advertising to 20,000 homes costs from as little as £50. You can contact us on 01268 330271 or email at sales@ essexbusinessandleisure.co.uk. We do not vet our advertisers and take no responsibility for anyone who advertises with us. Please stop by and like our Facebook page (Essex Business & Leisure)

Keeping it local

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Run for MS-UK page 8 Einstein’s Riddle page 16 Sesame Butterflied Chicken page 20 Preparing the Garden page 24 Avoiding DIY Injuries page 30 SING Movie Preview page 34 Lift it, Lock it or Lose it page 38 Win a BFG DVD page 40 Meet Your Local Businesses page 42 Index page 44

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Headscratcher of the Month

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