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Welcome Within this Magazine:

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Welcome to our May edition. The weather has been fantastic recently, let’s hope it continues. Hope you all enjoyed your extended Bank Holiday’s. It’s Fathers Day next month on the 21st of June, so don’t forget your dad on this date. Cliffs Pavillion has sponsored one of our quizzes this Month with your chance to win a pair of tickets to see They Will Rock You. Thank you to everyone that entered our competitions, we have a full list of winners on page 26. For those of you who were lucky enough to win, hope you all enjoyed your prizes, sorry for any delay in contacting the prize winners and hope you have all managed to book your relaxation session at The Float Sanctuary. We would like to know how you got on, so please email us to let us know. Back by popular demand is a great competition sponsored by Dakota Spa Laindon, with a fantastic prize of Unlimited Fish Pedicures for Two for a MONTH. Please support your local Businesses within this publication by using their services and don’t forget to mention us when you do. We do not vet our advertisers and take no responsibility for anyone who advertises with us. Continue contacting us with your comments, news of any local events or issues, by emailing us at comments@essexbusinessandleisure.co.uk or alternatively post to 266 Great Gregorie, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5QT or simply call us on 01268 442420. Please stop by and like our Facebook page (Essex Business & Leisure). Essex Business & Leisure Magazine’s are delivered to 60,000 homes monthly, throughout Essex by Basildon Leaflets.

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Cliffs Pavilion Quiz Page 8

Slimming World Recipe Page 18

Slimming World Centre Fold

Cricket Quiz Page 16

Wedding Section Page 22 - 23

Kids Quiz Page 22

Essex Cricket Report Page 25

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Police are urging the public to be vigilant after there were over 50 thefts from motor vehicles across the Basildon borough in the first half of April. There were 53 reported offences, compared to 39 thefts from motor vehicles in the same period in 2010, meaning that reports have increased by 35.9 per cent. In one of the most recent incidents in Thorrington Cross, Basildon, between 11.30pm on Wednesday, March 13 and 6.45am the next day, suspects smashed the window to a Ford car and stole a stereo and speakers, worth an estimated £600. Number plates have also been targeted by thieves over recent weeks. Basildon crime reduction officer, Michael Armstrong, said: “Thieves often steal number plates to commit other crimes such as making off without paying for petrol, so it can cause a lot of hassle for the car owner if their plates are stolen. “Invest in irreversible screws for your number plates if possible to help prevent this and stay vigilant around your area and report anyone behaving suspiciously around vehicles to police immediately. Police are advising resident to remove all items of value from vehicles at all time, removing everything from the glove box and ashtray and leaving them open so thieves can see there is nothing of value hidden. Residents are also advised to park their vehicles in private garages if possible, in well lit areas overlooked by residential properties. Remove sat nav cradles from the windscreen and wipe away the sucker marks to stop people targeting your car to search for a sat nav. Mr Armstrong added: “Thieves will often break into vehicles to find valuables hidden in glove boxes and under seats, so it really is a worthwhile investment of your time to tidy up your vehicle, remove items of value and display to thieves by leaving the glove box open that there is nothing to steal. “We have seen incidents in this area where thieves will smash a window for some loose change, so don’t take the chance and take everything out.”

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Do aches and pains spoil your enjoyment of gardening I love my small garden at home and I also keep an 80 x 80 foot allotment. For me gardening is one of my great pleasures in life. For some people however, It can be daunting to look out the window and wonder if they can go outside and do some weeding without ending up being bent double from a bad back!

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Essex Look Set to Get Back to Winning Ways Following a disappointing start to the season, with defeat at home to Kent and away to Middlesex at Lord’s, Essex travel to Wantage Road to face unbeaten Northamptonshire. Matthew Walker and Mark Pettini batted for three hours together to save the match for Essex who were facing the prospect of a third defeat in as many games when they were still 12 runs adrift of Northants with 6 wickets remaining at the lunch interval. However the two batsmen steadied the ship composing an unbeaten and vigilant 147 runs partnership to ease their side through the remainder of play with a truce called at 4.50 p.m. Essex had started the final day on 26 without loss after Northants had gained a 105 runs lead on first innings but the loss of Billy Godleman for 24, Alastair Cook (28), Jaik Mickleburgh (15) and Ravi Bopara for 5 put the pressure on the visitors as they toppled to 82 for 4 wickets. Walker and Pettini survived an initial testing time before growing in confidence

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Northants replied with 538-9 declared with former Essex man Stephen Peter When the teams agreed on the draw, top-scoring with 105 as the batsmen Walker had faced 162 deliveries to reach continued to enjoy the favourable 70 not out including 10 fours whilst Wantage Road conditions Pettini, on his first Championship match New overseas recruit Lonwabo Tsotsobe of the season, was unbeaten on 67 proved costly on debut with figures of having faced 159 deliveries hitting one 2-154 from 27 overs that included 15 no six and 8 other boundaries. balls but in contrast, his fellow new ball There were a number of other plus bowler David Masters proved frugal with points for Essex to take from the game the commendable return of 1-72 from with Cook and Mickleburgh both posting 36 overs that included 16 maidens. first innings centuries in a total of 433

Scoreboard Essex 433 all out & 229-4 wickets declared Northants 538-9 wickets declared. Northants 9 points Essex 9 points.

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Essex Business & Leisure Magazine Basildon May Edition 2011