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Being the Belle or Buff Bloke on the Beach 14 Hair & Beauty by Craig Smith Investment Markets Money Matters by Jacqui Moyies

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When should I sell? Ask the Agent by Peter Joseph

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Seafood & Chorizo Paella Judy ‘s Recipe Page

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Caveat Emptor! Buyer Beware Oracle Motoring by Stuart Winder

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or the past 28 years Fair Havens Hospice has been caring for people living with lifelimiting and terminal illnesses. Throughout this time they have cared for over 20,000 people and countless family members. All this care is free of charge. But they face an insurmountable challenge. The hospice is two converted houses. Their Care Team does amazing work, but the physical limitations of the existing Fair Havens are stopping them from caring for more people. Last year, they had to turn away more than 50 people in need of hospice care because Fair Havens didn’t have enough beds available at the time they were needed. Unless they can find a new site and build the new hospice, there is the very real prospect that in the not too distant future Southend will be without hospice care.

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Castle Point and Rochford but the majority fail to provide the necessary ‘fit’. This led Fair Havens to widen its search and seriously consider greenbelt sites, including a piece of farmland – “Field Nine” - off Belton Way, adjacent to Leigh on Sea station. This has become their chosen preferred site, because it offers so much of what they have been looking for.

Petitioning for Support At dozens of “Come and See” Sessions in which the charity shared its vision with the local community, over 90% of those who attended endorsed these plans. And over 20,000 have now signed a petition in support of the new Fair Havens Hospice to be built at Belton Way, though it is classed as greenbelt. Over 2,500 of these signatories live in Leigh and of this number 243 are from the immediate surrounding area to the site. Among the signatories is Les Sawyer, Chairman of the West Leigh Residents Association. “From my perspective having taken time out to study the detailed plans, I feel that Havens Hospices will be responsible custodians of this small piece

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of Leigh, enhancing it to benefit patients and families, as well as local residents and wildlife. “My family and I are proud to support this proposal and will continue to do so.” Former Mayor Ron Price has also put pen to paper in support of Fair Havens’ plans. He says, “As a past Mayor of Southend, I fully support Fair Havens planning application for new premises. After a long search for suitable grounds, they can now hope to extend their care and dedication for the seriously ill to a larger number of people. “If any organisation deserves the total support of the local residents, they do.” Havens Hospices Chief Executive Andy Smith says, “We have been bowled over by the level of public support we have received for our plans and the overwhelming response to the petition has proved this. “It’s important to recognise that whilst not everyone will agree with our plans because of the sensitivities surrounding greenbelt, the evidence shows that there is wide support in the local community. It is no coincidence that the majority of the patients we have cared for over the last two years have lived in Leigh. “We have an obligation to our patients, and those we will inevitably meet in the future, to pursue this option. It is our duty to do everything we can

Les Sawyer, Chairman of the West Leigh Residents Association. to make sure the New Fair Havens Hospice is put in the right place to care for all those who need our help.”

The Next Step.... This is a very exciting project and will make a tremendous difference to hospice care for local people and their families for years to come. The charity is confident that architects have designed a hospice that would nestle into the site, sympathetically within its surroundings, enhancing the area for wildlife and users of the footpaths, and below the eye-line of anyone looking across the estuary. They have also showed the steps they are taking to ensure this doesn’t set a building precedent within the area. A full list of considered sites, criteria and scores are available on the charity’s website, alongside artists impressions, plans and a full list of FAQ’s. Just visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/newfairhavens To find out how you can support the work of Havens Hospices please visit www.havenshospices.org.uk or call 01702 220350.

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Money Matters

Investment Markets – Where should investors be looking now? by Jacqui Moyies

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The global banking and economic crisis left investors wondering whether they should sell equities and invest in traditionally safer asset classes such as cash, corporate bonds or gilts. With inflation remaining a real threat to wealth and the likelihood of a rise in UK base rates increasing, for many the outlook is as uncertain today as it was three years ago. So what does this mean for investors? Despite the seemingly bleak outlook, opportunities remain for the long-term investor prepared to accept some risk in the desire to achieve better returns.

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crucial part of total return from shares, and are particularly valuable when growth prospects are low. With clouds still hovering over the UK economy, companies that derive a significant chunk of their earnings from overseas have also been attracting attention. There is the well-trodden argument that "it's about the time in the market, not out of it that counts''. It is an argument that makes sense, but it can seem flippant when it comes to the prospect of losing your hard-earned cash. If you haven't already, it would be well worth reviewing your holdings to see if you are overexposed to any asset class or classes. Diversification across different assets and getting the balance right are vital. After all, many people don't appreciate the risk they are taking when stock markets are going up. They only become aware of risk when markets are going down and subsequently sell out – and all too often - at entirely the wrong time. Sponsored by:-

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Ask the Agent

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around August and the market dies. If you have to sell a house in the summer, try to get it on the market as early as possible. If your home is not on the market by early July you'll be putting yourself at a disadvantage. Autumn has always been a good time to sell a house, however, it's not as good as the January - July period. Still, if you're trying to sell in late September or October you've nothing to worry about. Remember though, nobody wants to move over Christmas so don't leave coming to market too late. After the 2nd week of November buyers, like bears, tend to go into hibernation. Winter is definitely not the ideal time to sell. We would actively discourage anyone trying to sell a house towards the back-end of December. If you can hold out for the New Year you'll put your sale in a much better position. Sponsored by Award Winning

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recipe of the month In the Kitchen with Judy Barden

1tsp each hot smoked paprika and dried thyme 300g paella or risotto rice 3tbsp dry sherry or white wine 400g can chopped tomatoes 900ml chicken stock 400g bag frozen mixed seafood 150g chorizo sliced into chunks Juice of half a lemon and other half cut into wedges Handful of flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and chorizo and fry for 5 minutes, add the garlic and continue cooking for another minute. Stir in the paprika, thyme and rice. Stir for 1 minute until the rice is coated in the oil and then splash in the sherry or wine. Once it has evaporated stir in the tomatoes and stock. Season and cook uncovered for about 15 mins, stirring frequently until rice is almost tender and still surrounded with some liquid. 2. Stir in the frozen seafood ( or whatever you

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I love using chorizo to give it a little kick and also leftover chicken or pork from a roast. The packets of frozen seafood mix are also a good stand-by for this dish, see recipe below. The trick is the slow even cooking of the rice and frequent stirring until the rice is just tender.

are using eg, cooked chicken, cooked pork belly, tiger prawns, mussels) into the pan and cover with a lid. Simmer for 5 mins or until the seafood is cooked through and the rice is tender. Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Caveat Emptor!* (*Buyer Beware!) By Stuart Winder ADI

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can do every day or every other day that will help develop your core strength and make you less vulnerable to muscle strain. You could do worse than take a leaf out of Jim’s* book: a keen gardener in his late 70s, he always does a lovely, restful sequence of yoga postures after any strenuous gardening and his back is supple and strong as a result. Or Sally*, also in her 70s, who finds yoga two or three times a week keeps her supple and strong enough to enable to start gardening again for the first time in years. She says: “I wish I’d started years ago!” *genuine yoga enthusiasts, but not their real names.

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