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ORACLE contents Local Issues

Giving Young People a Sporting Chance 9/10 By Francesca Wynne-Morgan Beware the eyes of March Hair & Beauty by Craig Smith

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Advertorial

Seafront café launches Southend’s first Salt Beef Bar

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ome of the choices on the new Water’s Edge Café menu may have taken a thousand years to develop but, thankfully, they’ll only take a matter of moments to order - giving you more time to savour and enjoy.

Following traditional recipes and using only the freshest, quality ingredients, Water’s Edge’s homemade specialties are wonderfully heimishe – homely, comforting.

The popular restaurant on Southend seafront, famed for filling stomachs and warming hearts for over five years, has launched the town’s first kosherstyle Salt Beef Bar and Homemade takeaway service.

“If you’re too pushed or bushed to cook, we’ll happily do it for you!”, says owner Steve Halfteck. “Whether you want one of our amazing, hot, salt beef sandwiches as a lunchtime treat, or you’re having a party and would prefer to be the perfect host,rather stuck in the kitchen,we can cater for you.”

Traditional favourites such as salt beef, gefilte fish and chopped liver can now be ordered to take home for a properly satisfying lunch in the office or round to mum’s as a peace offering for not visiting sooner.

Whilst the Water’s Edge Café’s menu satisfies all tastes, it is their epic salt beef - pickled for up to two weeks and then simmered in a secret blend of ingredients for up to five hours – for which the Café is justifiably famous and Steve is most proud of. “We’ve always prided ourselves on the quality and freshness of the ingredients we use. I’ve never cut corners when it comes to looking after my customers and when I wanted to introduce salt beef onto the menu, nothing quite matched my

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mother’s.There was nothing else to do, so I brought her to the Café and got her to teach my son in law and Head Chef, Lee. It took a few goes - and some harsh words from her - but I’m proud to say that we now serve the best salt beef this side of Golders Green. Enjoy it with a homemade Latke – for those who don’t know, it’s a potato pancake, similar to a rosti or hash brown, but waaaaay better than both.” He adds: “If you don’t believe me, buy some and try it. If you do believe me, buy some and tell your friends. And your mother too!”

organising and we’ll happily put together a suggested menu to tickle your taste buds and placate your purse.”

Other perennial favourites appearing on the menu include a Steak & Mushroom Pie Dinner, (choice chuck steak and mushrooms combined in a rich red wine and onion gravy), Liver and Onion Dinner (lamb’s liver cooked to perfection with rich onion gravy) or succulent Hand Carved Ham with Egg and Chips. And in keeping with its seafront location, Cod, Plaice, Haddock and Salmon are all on the menu along with Wholetail Scampi. All fish can be cooked in Matzo meal or batter, or grilled as a healthier option.

You can find Water’s Edge at 9 Palmeira Parade, Under the Arches on Westcliff seafront.

If you are you having a party, social gathering, or inviting a few friends over for a rubber of bridge, let Water’s Edge take care of the catering, while you take care of your guests. We can supply anything and everything you see on menu – and more! “Tell us more about the party or event you’re

Alternatively, the Take Away is available! Wednesday to Sunday 12– 8pm. Free Delivery within a 4 mile radius on orders over £10, (£2 charge otherwise). 10% discount on collection. Find out more about Water’s Edge by visiting Facebook.com/WatersEdgeWoS or Twitter: @watersedgewos The full takeaway menu can be found online at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/75575801/Water-sEdge-Take-Away-Menu

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aving been open now for getting on three years Volkswagen Van Centre Chelmsford are delighted to announce that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have awarded Chelmsford Van Centre Tour Dealer status from January 2012.

opening. We are really excited to now be able to offer this fantastic vehicle to Essex and the surrounding area". For further information with regard the Volkswagen California or any other exciting Commercial vehicle products please call.

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Giving young people a sporting chance By Francesca Wynne-Morgan

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iving young people a sporting chance l Creating new pathways for their participation, The Lord’s Taverners exists to enhance the development and competition in sport prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and l Providing play, sports and sensory equipment recreation to engage with them. The Lord’s Taverners is a thriving club, the official We achieve this by: Using specially adapted forms charity for recreational cricket and the UK’s leading of cricket and cricket equipment to engage with youth cricket and disability sports charity. young people and enable the delivery of a variety Our sporting roots are with the cricketing family, but we also have relationships with a wide range of of youth development programmes other sports including rugby, golf, football, tennis l Delivery, management and support of inner and basketball. city, disability and other youth cricket activities We envisage a future where all young people, and competitions . irrespective of background and ability, have the l Supporting the installation of non-turf pitches everyday opportunity to play cricket and enjoy to increase the opportunities for young people other sports and physical activities to the benefit of their self-esteem, health, education and future to play and donation of hundreds of cricket socio-economic potential. equipment bags to communities, clubs and school teams across the UK . The Lord’s Taverners benefits hugely from the l Pathways for young people into employment, fundraising activities of The Lady Taverners, our education, training and other positive activities, Regions and 5,000 Members, many of them drawn from the world of sport and entertainment. This including mainstream cricket year is the 25th Anniversary of The Lady Taverners with many celebrations for the Silver Jubilee Supporting sporting and recreational happening all over the country. activities for young people with special needs At the heart of The Lord’s Taverners are the tireless l Supplying specially adapted minibuses and efforts of our Regions.Throughout the course of the sports wheelchairs, giving young people vital year our Regional volunteers do exceptional work. transportation and access to sport and recreation MARCH 2012

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The Lord’s Taverners currently have 26 Regions which are supported by 24 Lady Taverner Regions. Highlights of our charitable activities. The Lord’s Taverners Cricket for Change Programme Street Elite, our mentoring initiative which specifically works with NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people in London, was launched at the House of Commons in July 2011. To date, we have engaged with 24 young people who are being trained, coached and given the opportunity to get professional coaching qualifications to enable them to deliver sports programmes in their local borough. over 50 years. The organisation’s mission – to ensure that everyone across the country has access Street20, our street cricket programme aimed at to outdoor space for sport, play and recreation – reaching young people in deprived urban and rural fits closely with our aim of giving disadvantaged areas across the UK, was rolled-out in Basildon, and disabled young people a sporting chance. Harlow, Birmingham, Bristol, Crawley, Hastings, Brighton and Newcastle in 2011. HRH Prince Philip, our Twelfth Man, is also Patron of Fields in Trust. To celebrate his 90th Birthday durLV= SOS Kit Aid ing 2011, and recognising that Fields in Trust is a Since its launch on 5 April 2011, our kit recycling beneficiary of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in scheme has collected 20,000kg of unwanted cricket 2012, we increased our annual donation to the and rugby kit from individuals, schools, clubs and Charity to £47,000 for the period under review. businesses across the UK.This kit will enable 20,000 Get involved youngsters in the UK and overseas to enjoy playing cricket and rugby for the first time. Your local Region is Essex with Les Rowland as the Chairman of The Lord’s Taverners and Linda Bees as LV= SOS Kit Aid won the 2011 Community Chairman of The Lady Taverners. Recycling Initiative Award for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, organised by Future events in Essex include: letsrecycle.com. April 26th The Lord’s Taverners Golf Day at Fields in Trust

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We are proud to have supported Fields in Trust October 5th The Lord’s Taverners Greyhound (formerly National Playing Fields Association) for Racing day at Romford Greyhound Stadium. Please contact Les Rowland for further details on 01799 521192. To find out how you can help us give even more disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance, please get in touch.

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Oracle Hair & Beauty pencil to draw in hairs. The key is to follow you natural shape, start in line with the tear duct at the inner eye and finish before the outer corner. Avoid creating a point at the top of the arch or extending the brow too low at the tip. High Streets are also seeing a brow boom, with brow and eyelash bars expanding rapidly – and it really is worth investing in a visit to a professional. It might seem bonkers to remove hair in order to make brows appear thicker, but if you get an eyebrow technician to create a clean, crisp line on the outside edges as this has the same effect as removing split ends from your hairstyle. It makes brows appear thicker overall.

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ig, bold and bushy is well and truly back for 2012.

Easy, Tiger! Before you get the wrong idea, I’m talking about eyebrows! The days of plucking and waxing to a pencil thin line are over (well, for now at least) and have been replaced by big, statement brows! Fortunately this season’s hot beauty trend does not mean having to adopt the Scouse Brow - favoured by D-lebrities everywhere, including the entire female casts of Desperate Scousewives and TOWIE. Nobody in their right mind wants to look like they’ve been attacked by an over-excited toddler with a marker pen but well-shaped brows do create a natural frame that accentuates your eyes.

So how do you do it? The average person has 250 hairs in each eyebrow, though some people have up to 550. A problem many women have in the pursuit of the perfect arch is over-plucking. The result of which is often patchy, triangular-shaped brows that are incredibly ageing. Unlike men, as women get older, hair regeneration slows leaving thinner, sparser brows.

If you do prefer a DIY job, remember to start at the bridge of the nose and work outwards, removing hair only from underneath the brow. The golden rule is ‘Never pluck more than one hair at a time.’ A miraculous new serum named RapidBrow, claims it will enhance the appearance of eyebrow density by over 100% in eight weeks. For £37, the serum, available from Boots, promises to amplify the appearance of volume and density thanks to a substance called Hexatein 2 — a blend of beneficial peptides, biotin, panthenol, keratin, apple fruit cell and sweet almond extract. But the company does admit that RapidBrow is only a cosmetic product, and does not stimulate hair growth. Tinting treatments will temporarily dye brows or, for the ultimate fuss-free brows, try ‘permanent make-up’ treatments, which involve a therapist implanting pigments into the shallow layer of the skin. Using a technique called ‘electro-pigmentation’, you can achieve a full set of brows that will last up to five years. But make sure you’re shown the price before the therapist starts, not during. Looking like Mr Jelly from Psychoville for half a decade is not a good look. Unless you work in a big top.

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ith the 11+ exam being moved forward in the calendar, to September instead of November, many parents will be thinking of how best to prepare their children for the exam. Well, now they have a new option, right in the heart of Leigh. From 2007 until August 2011, local residents Jacky and Jim Thomson ran the Kip McGrath Education Centre in Hadleigh, under franchise from Kip McGrath Education Centres. When they gave that franchise up and launched their new, totally independent tuition centre in August 2011, it made sense to start thinking about relocating to Leigh. As Jacky says, “We have always had a loyal customer base from Leigh as well as Castle Point and beyond, but when we launched JJs, with its all-new range of resources to help students of all abilities, we wanted our Centre to be at the heart of the community. We were really lucky to find the new spot, which is easy for all of our students to get to.”

So what can local parents and students expect from JJs? What is its philosophy? How does it work? Jim (the other J in JJs) is eager to spread the message. “Let’s say first what we are not. We are not part of any “system” or “method”. We are not tied to any specific teaching materials or formats. This gives us the freedom to do what great tuition does – address need – with our skills and the very best available materials. We have put together a fantastic set of online, computer and paper-based resources and, after a comprehensive educational assessment of every new student, we put these to work according to need.” Speaking to Jacky and Jim, it is immediately apparent that there is no typical JJs student. They range in age from 5-16 and across the spectrum of ability. Jacky and Jim are as happy helping students who are struggling, as they are those who are high-fliers. They also understand the educational environment specific to Leigh. Jacky expands, saying, “Here in Leigh, with the proximity of four Grammar schools, there is a great demand for 11+ tuition. We address this local need through computer-based maths resources specifically centred on the Essex 11+, we have great English materials and we cover all aspects of verbal reasoning. Combine that with a dedicated team of locally-based, fully qualified teachers, and you have a powerful package.” JJs is not just about helping very able students become even better. On the contrary, it is about

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helping EVERY student to be the very best he or she can be. It’s a philosophy that Jacky and Jim are passionate about. Jim puts it simply, saying “Many parents tell us of concerns with confidence. They say that their child has gone from looking forward to school, to being reluctant to participate in lessons. It’s almost as if the child has started to become invisible in class. We love working with these students because, once we re-engage their interest, results can be spectacular.” JJs concentrates on the core subjects of English and mathematics. Jacky is the English specialist whilst Jim leads on maths. Each brings their own personality to the tuition sessions and what they and the team promise is that while the students will improve measurably, they will also have fun. They provide a safe, caring and supportive learning environment, coupled with the skills and resources to help each student succeed. So how can local parents and students find out more? Jacky says that it couldn’t be more straightforward. “Book a FREE consultation and educational assessment with us, and we will tell you exactly what we can do to help your child. We will... Tell you which areas need help in order to improve Recommend & design a tailored learning plan Give you regular feedback Assess progress and amend your child’s workplan as appropriate

If your child is doing just fine, then we’ll happily say so. You don’t have to make any minimum commitment to attend because our success is built on results. That’s always been our approach and it always will be. It’s why over 90% of our students come to us from personal recommendation.” To book that free consultation, to talk about your concerns or, for that matter, just chat about your child’s education, give Jacky or Jim a call. There’s no obligation and, not only will they talk to you about your child, they will positively welcome the conversation. As Jim says, “We are passionate about great tuition because it’s what we do and, now, we’ve moved to Leigh.” The number is 01702 553353. You can also email at enquiries@jjstuition.co.uk or use the contact form on www.jjstuition.co.uk where you’ll also find out more about what’s on offer.

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Money Matters

Automatic enrolment recognises that the solution lies in private provision and compels all employers to enrol eligible jobholders in a workplace pension scheme, unless they are already a member of a qualifying scheme. A fundamental principle is that the jobholder must be enrolled and will then be able to opt out.

Pensions Reform Set To Have Major Impact

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ew rules designed to resolve the UK’s pensions savings crisis are set to have a major impact on employers and employees alike when wide-reaching reforms take place later this year. With people living longer and facing the possibility of funding a retirement that could now last 20 years or more, the Government is getting employers to enrol their workers automatically into a workplace pension to make it easier for people to start saving and not rely solely on the state pension. This automatic enrolment will allow people to decide whether to stay in or opt out of a workplace pension. It will begin in October, starting with the largest employers. Smaller employers and newly formed businesses will have until 2016/17 to comply. It is all designed to reinvigorate pension saving in the UK, create a simpler system to help people make better informed decisions about how much they need to save privately, and make it easier for them to plan for their retirement.

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‘Another option open to employers is the National Employment Savings Trust, or NEST, a centralised pension scheme being run by a Government agency (NEST Corporation) to ensure that employers, including those employing low to medium earners, can access pension saving and comply with their automatic enrolment duties Pensions can seem a confusing subject, full of financial jargon and complicated rules, and the new reforms provide much food for thought. Certainly for employers, a proper strategy is going to be essential and most large scheme advisers consider that planning should already have started. For employees, it is important to remember that your life in retirement is going to be very different from your working one, both personally and financially. Outgoings are likely to be lower, but you may want to spend more money on leisure activities. That is why it is essential to seek professional advice and start planning for retirement now, whatever your age, to provide an income that is going to see you through potentially many more years than those enjoyed by previous generations.

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hoosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that we have to make as parents. You want your child to do well at school, but more than that you want them to be happy, to be encouraged to ‘reach for the stars’, and for their achievements to be recognised and celebrated, all in a safe an nurturing environment. It can be hard to find a school that does all this, and supports the core values that we want our children to live by. At St. Hilda’s School we put the happiness of our pupils at the heart of their education: unless a child is happy they will not learn effectively or realise their true potential. This is why we are committed to keeping class size small so that all our pupils are known well, becoming part of the St. Hilda’s family of committed dedicated staff and the pupils in their care. “The family environment is extremely important to us and is clearly beneficial to our daughter’s confidence.” Lower School parent

style does not suit everyone, which is where St. Hilda’s offers a completely different concept in education. We recognise that children have individual gifts and talents which should be celebrated and developed.This is why our staff work hard to provide an education tailored to each child’s needs, whether this is providing further opportunities to stretch their abilities, or a dditional support to help them achieve success. “The way the teachers work with the children is so wonderful, they sit with each child to teach … & also involve parents to go into the school to cook or read books, it’s nice that they involve us.” Early Years Parent The confidence that your child develops in this nurturing environment means that they have the best opportunity to realise their academic potential; at every stage in the school, pupils achieve excellent results for their ability. Many of our younger pupils leave us at 11 to go to one of the local grammar schools. At 16 all our pupils go on to sixth form study; many of our girls left us this year with 9 or more GCSEs with a significant number of A* and A grades. We look forward to

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number of A* and A grades. We look forward to them visiting us and telling us of the continuing success they have had since leaving. “St. Hilda’s is a superb school for encouragement, exam results and the happiness of our daughter. Well done St. Hilda’s.” Senior School parent School is more than just academic success; to help them grow into well-rounded young people, children need to be able to become involved in and enjoy a wide range of different experiences. Being a small school means that our pupils have opportunities that are often less available in larger schools: we are keen to support pupils who want to give back to the school by taking on extra responsibility and many of them become School Council members, or become a prefect; they have a good chance of being able to join one of the schools’ sports teams, or gaining a leading part in one of the annual school plays should they want to.

provide a safe and secure environment, and involving themselves in the school life of all pupils. “The school is supportive towards children and parents. It retains its caring attitude whilst ensuring the children receive an excellent education.” Senior School Parent

If you would like to see for yourself how the St. Hilda’s experience can benefit your child, contact Mrs O’Riordan on 01702 344542 or head@sthildasschool.co.uk, and I would be “I would truly recommend St Hilda's School, both to show you the school. my children are very happy there & I cannot thank St Hilda's school, guiding pupils into the school enough.” confident and aspirational young Early Years Parent people. Realising their full potential through As well as having a happy child, we want to know bespoketeaching in small classes surrounded by that our child is safe when they are at school. a friendly, safe and nurturing environment. An independent school in Westcliff taking Boys and Joining the St. Hilda’s family means that your Girls from 3 to 11years, Girls only from 11 to child becomes part of a group where every 16years. member takes responsibility for the welfare of others. Older pupils take seriously their commitment to the younger pupils and are excellent role models, helping the staff to

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recipe of the month In the Kitchen with Judy Barden To serve : 150ml pot double cream, whipped 3/4 tbsp lemon curd Caster sugar for sprinkling Lemon zest, optional Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180c/fan 160/gas 4. Lightly butter and line the bases of 2 x 17cm/7inch round loose-bottomed cake tins with baking parchment. 2. Use an electric whisk to beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla extract. Gradually beat in the eggs one at a time until the mixture is fluffy again.

Almond and Lemon Curd Cake

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his is a really quick cake to mix up and stays lovely and moist. It is a great base for a birthday cake and you can make it the day before and jazz it up with cream and lemon curd. Alternatively stir some dark chocolate chips through it.

3. Stir in the almonds, then sift in the flour and baking powder together, fold this through evenly. Finally, beat in the milk. Divide the mixture evenly between the tins, smooth, then bake for about 25 mins until risen and golden. 4. Test with a skewer poked into the centre; if it comes out clean the cakes are ready. Remove from the tins and cool on a wire rack. 5. Place one cake on a serving plate and spread with a layer of lightly whipped double cream and a good drizzle of lemon curd. Sandwich the second cake on top and sprinkle with caster sugar and a little lemon zest

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