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Hello and Welcome I was chatting with some friends recently about the conundrum of why it takes so long to do little tasks. One was saying about the button that had been on the windowsill for a month, and another was wringing her hands about the picture that she bought in the summer and still hadn’t hung up. My shameful overdue task was a dress lurking in the bottom of the washing basket. Being an evening dress I had no urgency for it, and as it wouldn’t have fitted me anyway until recently*, the motivation wasn’t there. Still five years is a long time to leave something unwashed! Suffice to say, the act of confessing was enough to spur all of us into getting our jobs done. Each of our tasks took next to no time and left us wondering why on earth we hadn’t done them before. We couldn’t come up with an answer but resolved to try to stop the procrastination. To be fair to ourselves though, often the stalling is genuinely to do with lack of time, ability or tools. Never is this brought home more than this time of year. The first light of spring shows up wear and tear on our properties, and Claudia

Leaf has written about this on page 14. Then when you go out into the garden the long wet winter has left a real job for us to do to bring our gardens back to even an acceptable level, let alone ‘glorious’. It can be overwhelming when you see how much is to be done. It is time to ‘outsource’. Rather than beat yourself up about all those jobs you have neither the time, the inclination or the ability to undertake, look through Discover Hedge End and find a man (or woman) who can! Tania *More updates have been added to my weight loss blog at www.discoveryourtoes.co.uk.

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could get some great cuttings from summer favourites such as fuchsias for virtually no cost at all. They’ll be flowering later this year too. Rhubarb crowns benefit from division every five or so years. March and April are generally the best months to do this. My favourite rhubarb, ‘Valentine’ has been grown from lovely crowns in a friend’s father’s garden.

Many herbaceous perennials can successfully be divided into several new plants. Indeed most herbaceous plants do better when occasionally divided as the plant does not become so congested and you can dispose of the grotty bits and plant the good sections into fresh soil. Many plants are also easily propagated from cuttings, and over the next few weeks, you

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Time For A Spring Clean By Claudia Leaf I had invited an old school friend around for coffee and was trying hard to make a good impression. Suddenly a shaft of spring sunlight flooded my lounge, making me cringe with embarrassment. With a growing sense of shame I watched as this unforgiving shaft of light slid across the room, showing up the grubby finger marks on the door, the ring marks on my glass table and a thick layer of dust on the mantelpiece. When it finally landed at my friend’s feet, close to a dirty paw mark our dog had left on the carpet, I saw a look of alarm on her face. “I’m so sorry, I’ve just noticed. Did I do that?” I had a nanosecond to decide whether I should openly confess my domestic shortcomings or keep quiet. “Oh, don’t worry”, I replied. “It’ll brush off when it’s dry.” She left soon afterwards, still apologising. I took a deep breath and realised it was time for some spring cleaning. An article in the Manufacturer and Builder magazine of 1872 (a “practical journal of industrial progress”) describes spring cleaning as “The season of general cleaning, when all the corners and closets are overturned and hidden things are brought to light”. Whilst period dramas such as “Downton Abbey” have inspired a new generation to revive traditional kitchen skills, it’s questionable whether 21st century householders will be tempted to adopt the cleaning methods recommended by the magazine, which include black-leading grates, whitewashing walls and scalding bedsteads. The Victorians may have excelled at spring cleaning but they certainly didn’t invent it. Some historians believe that the origins of this tradition date back

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to the ancient Persian New Year, the Iranian Norouz, which falls on the first day of spring. Iranians still practice “khooneh tekouni” – which literally translates as ‘shaking the house’ – at this time. The Jewish feast of Passover is a religious festival that also hints at a possible origin for spring cleaning. During the holiday the faithful are instructed to refrain from eating any leavened foodstuffs (‘chametz’). The Bible commands that even tiny crumbs must be removed from the house and this results in a ritual hunt for crumbs by candlelight during the evening before the holiday begins. Christianity has its own spring cleaning traditions. In Greece, householders clean everything thoroughly either before or during the first week of Lent, as a physical manifestation of Lent’s message of spiritual cleansing and renewal. For the ancient Chinese, the concept of New Year cleaning is associated with good fortune. They believed that people should sweep their floors and clean their houses to rid them of any negative influences that may have accumulated during the last twelve months. Householders then locked up the broom for a few days to prevent sweeping away any good luck that might have entered at the turn of the year. When ancient cultures share such similar traditions it’s hard to say exactly when and where the idea of ‘spring cleaning’ originated. However, it’s obvious that the urge to clear away the cobwebs of winter and prepare for the summer months is hard-wired into human DNA. Personally I believe that our seasonal enthusiasm to get busy with a mop and broom is always motivated by the same thing: it’s that accusing beam of sunlight that shows us up in front of guests.

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feed the homeless and anyone who is on their own. His support of the community in previous years has included raising over £10,000 for J-HENRY’S Fish & Chips are celebrating their 25th anniversary and as the fishermen’s mission, over £1000 for the a thank you to all their customers over the many years have included some vouchersMountbatten in the advert below for you toin take advantage Countess hospice 2011 and of. J-Henry’s Fish & Chips in Hedge End first opened in February 1988, £1000 to Hedge End Rangers mini soccer team. when Shane Lee (then 23), Beverley (his wife), and son and daughter John-Henry and Ellie-Jayne, moved down from London. Shane took the big step by opening his first shop after being in the same trade since he was 14 years old. Shane now has four children and by the time you read this five grandchildren. J-Henry’s Fish & Chips is definitely a family affair as all four children and parents help with the running of the shop on a daily basis. Shane would like to give each and everyone of his team of staff and family a huge thank you for all of their support. J-Henry’s Fish & Chips opens 7 nights a week including bank holidays – only closing Christmas Day and Boxing Day. However, this year Shane is considering opening this Christmas for a couple of hours to feed the homeless and to anyone who is on their own for free of charge. Shane is big on fund raising in the local community, having raised over £10,000 for the fishermen’s mission. Shane has also raised over £1000 for the Countess Mountbatten hospice in 2011 and has donated £1000 to Hedge End Rangers mini soccer team. Fish and chips have been around for over 150 years which makes it one of the best loved British foods of all time. Today almost 300 million portions are sold in Britain each year. Shane puts his success down to using the highest quality products with friendly staff served in a clean environment. Shane also has ongoing offers such as free chips with any fish purchased Mon-Thurs lunchtimes and lunchtime specials from £1.49. J-Henry’s also specialise in outside functions offering free delivery, free cutlery packs and free condiments from 10 meals to 300. Shane cannot believe where the time has gone and says, “Here’s to the next 25 years.”

Fish and chips have been around for over 150 years which makes it one of the best loved British foods of all time. But as Shane told us "Our success is down to using the highest quality products, friendly staff and a clean environment. We rely on repeat trade and customers only come again if what we serve tastes great."

Of course we all like an offer too and J-Henry's have ongoing promotions such as free chips with any fish purchased Mon-Thurs lunchtimes and lunchtime specials from £1.49.

Shane would like to give each and every one of his team of staff and family a huge thank you for their support and of course the same to his loyal customers. Here's to the next 25 years!

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Jaguar XJ AWD Jaguar has introduced a clever allwheel drive set-up for its luxury XJ - we head to Canada to try it out. Jaguar’s star is rising fast. Sales across the world are booming, especially in growth markets like China where sales are up a staggering 84 per cent this year. It’s a similar pretty picture in the US and even in the troubled European markets the prestige brand is still up 20 per cent. Jaguar Land Rover’s global brand director John Edwards attributes the success to the Indian company Tata taking over the company in 2008. “I look back to the days of BMW and Ford ownership and think of them as foster parents,” he said. “They had their own parameters of what we could and couldn’t do and we had to live by those rules.” But since Tata took over, the manufacturer has been able to set its own rules once again – and Edwards thinks it’s this that has helped the Jaguar and Land Rover brands flourish. “When Tata took over it was like we became 18 – we could make up our own rules. We have a careful guardian watching over us but we can come up with our own plans and go our own way. That’s liberating. It’s opened our eyes to the long term.”

What is the AWD XJ?

It’s an all-wheel drive version of Jaguar’s luxury limo, the XJ. Using a part mechanical, part electric set-up Jaguar’s engineers have created a clever four-wheel drive system for markets where cold weather is the norm, like the car’s launch location, Canada. The system allows 100 per cent of the power to go to the front or rear wheels, depending on where the grip is needed. The good news is that no driving characteristics are lost during normal conditions as just five per cent of the power is sent to the front wheels.

What’s under the bonnet?

The highlight is the new 3.0-litre supercharged petrol V6. Producing 335bhp and 450Nm of torque it hits 60mph in 6.1 seconds, achieves a top speed of 155mph and returns 28.8mpg. It’s a corker of a unit and mated to the eight-seed automatic it’s incredibly smooth.

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What’s the kit like?

It’s plentiful. Leather upholstery, a frankly sensational Meridian sound system, Bluetooth, cruise control; in fact pretty much everything you’d want and more comes as standard.

Any rivals?

The biggest rivals come with four-ringed badges on the bonnet. Audi has always made a big deal about its Quattro models, as the firm’s four-wheel drive system is one of their biggest selling points. With that in mind the Audi S8 would be the Jag’s biggest rival.

Is it any good?

It’s brilliant. Jaguar took us to Canada to test the system in the snow and I’ve never felt as safe on the slippery stuff. However, it’s worth noting that these AWD Jaguars aren’t due to come to the UK. Sales of four wheel drive saloons are small, says the manufacturer, and it doesn’t warrant the development costs, but a spokesman did tell AOL Cars that it hasn’t been ruled out completely.

The verdict

It’s a shame they aren’t coming to the UK as they are very accomplished and with the weather we’ve been having recently, they’d make wise buys. However, there is a slim chance we’ll see the technology here and it’s always nice to see a success story for British car manufacturing elsewhere around the globe.

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The Reshaping of Britain’s Railways Have you ever thrown away something you think you don’t need any more and then some time later you find a use for it, and it’s too late? It happened to the whole country in the years 1963-1970, when we closed a third of our railway stations and 4,000 of our 18,000 miles of railway line. The axe man always blamed for this carnage is Dr Richard Beeching, chairman of the British Railways Board from 1962-1965 and author of the report, ‘The Reshaping of Britain’s Railways’ published 50 years ago in March 1963, which started the slaughter. He died in 1985 but who was he? And was he entirely to blame? A physicist by discipline, Beeching rose through the ranks of ICI to become an expert in production efficiency. In 1959, he was seconded to a committee of the British Transport Commission which wanted to cut the railway network’s losses. These had risen from £15.6m in 1956, just after the ambitious modernisation plan that started the replacement of steam by diesel and electric, to £42m in 1960. Beeching was a great advocate of deep cuts in the network, clashing with committee chairman Sir Ivan Stedeford – a stance which earned him the favour of Transport Minister Ernest Marples. Marples was an apostle of road transport – a fact entirely unconnected with his family firm’s road-building contracts: he sold his shares when he took office, albeit with a clause allowing him to buy them back at the same price. Dr Beeching was given the chair of the BRB (at a salary more than twice that of the Prime Minister’s) and soon published his report which was duly rushed into action. The following year Labour came to power on a promise to stop the bitterly unpopular programme, but, lured by the promise of easy

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savings, it reneged. Beeching himself returned to ICI in late 1965 after the summary rejection of a second report advising even deeper cuts; but Labour continued to implement the 1963 recommendations right up to 1970. The promise was a cruel illusion. The 70,000 jobs, 2,600 country stations, 300,000 goods wagons, and 4,000 miles of branch line that disappeared saved nothing, and in 1970 British Rail lost not £42m but £100m. Beeching may have been a production expert, but he had no understanding of logistics. Whilst many lines may have been unprofitable (30% of them carried just 1% of all passengers, while 50% of all stations raised just 2% of overall ticket revenue) they fed the main lines and had made them profitable. Freight carriage, too, dwindled as large factories lost the branch lines that connected their sidings to the network and so, took to the roads. It’s suspected that Beeching’s recommendations were more political than operational. Apart from Marples’s rumoured venality, powerful forces both in business and the trade unions favoured road; and the railway, with its record of failure (3,300 miles of branch line had already been closed in the previous 15 years), had no counter-argument. Beeching did not consider the huge efficiency savings available through slashing the over-manning of the branch network: his brief was to cut, and cut he did. He described his programme as “surgery, not mad chopping”: he was certainly not the kind of surgeon you would want operating on you. We could do with those 4,000 miles of line now, as our roads strain and burst. The moral of this story is – don’t ever chuck things out, because you never know when they might come in handy.

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Short Story The Mystery of Mill Hill There had been mysterious events up at Mill Hill in recent weeks. When neighbours Mavis and Jean met for their weekly gossip over an all-day breakfast in the Cosy Cob Café it seemed natural that this should be their main topic of conversation. “Three times it’s happened, always on a Thursday evening,” Mavis whispered conspiratorially. “Cars. Four in the first week and by last week it had gone up to seven. All of them pull up outside number thirty”. Jean listened and sipped her milky coffee. “And then men in anoraks,” Mavis mouthed the words. “They all pile in through Velma Pick’s front door.” The ladies exchanged horrified glances. “Not that I’ve been prying of course.” It was odd that Mavis claimed to detest prying when she was such an expert at it. “But I do need to check no-one’s blocking my drive in case I need the car.” Jean nodded in agreement, although she knew perfectly well that Mavis never drove her car after dark. Velma Pick was not someone either of them considered a close friend. She was always happy to help out with the WI but her Victoria sponge had lately been below par. At the last meeting she had stared dreamily out of the village hall window at the night sky and taken forever to dry the tea cups. Both ladies agreed, with the benefit of hindsight, that Velma Pick had become rather distant and secretive. Jean had some evidence of her own to share. “Last Thursday I was taking Wuffles for his walk when I saw this lanky chap with Velma. They were carrying a large case into her house.” Jean paused for dramatic effect. “I wasn’t eavesdropping, but I distinctly heard him say, ‘I’m happy for anyone to have a go on the equipment, just so long as I can supervise.’” Mavis and Jean exchanged quizzical glances. “What do you think it could be?” Jean asked. “Well, as you know,” Mavis grumbled, “without decent street lighting we’re completely in the dark.”

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Jean did know. Recently Mavis had complained bitterly about the state of the lighting on Mill Hill. Jean was surprised that Mavis hadn’t written to the Parish Council about it yet; after all she was known for her enthusiastic letter writing campaigns. In the past year she had written to complain about the wobbly flagstone outside the Nags Head, the discoloured grout in the public lavatory and the mobile library van driver’s insinuating cough. Then Jean remembered something else. “By the time I walked back with Wuffles, they must have all been in the house. And you will never guess what happened next.” Mavis shook her head. “They turned out all the lights.” Jean had her friend’s full attention now. “But she had her patio doors open because I could hear voices.” “What were they talking about?” Mavis asked nervously. “I heard someone say it was thanks to Velma that everyone could see everything in such detail. Then I heard her giggle coquettishly like this.” Jean performed an exaggerated giggle. She had a background in amateur dramatics. Mavis had heard enough. She made up her mind to write a strong letter to the Parish Council explaining how the absence of decent street lighting was allowing Velma Pick to ruin the good reputation of Mill Hill. She might have saved herself the price of a stamp, if she’d taken the time to read the poster on the Cosy Cob notice board: ‘Interested in astronomy? Join our friendly stargazing club and see the stars from Mill Hill. Contact Velma Pick, all welcome’.

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"It's magic" says Harry Potter actor

Michael Henbury - Britain’s smallest man and actor as Ewok in Star Wars has at last with the help of Hampshire Hearing broken through his own sound barrier. At the age of 51 Michael found he was not hearing as well as he needed to and searched for a solution from his Doctor and after a year of treatment was eventually offered an operation to help his hearing loss. Not wanting to go down the surgical route, Michael sought advice from Gary Whettingsteel at the Hampshire Hearing Centre “they were incredibly helpful and it was fantastic to talk to people who understood the challenges I was living with”. Gary immediately lent Michael a hearing aid whilst he sought the best solution for him – when Gary turned the hearing aid on " it was a revelation" said Michael "I had not heard this well for years - if ever" and realised how much I was missing out Gary contacted Starkey UK Ltd the manufacturers of the World’s smallest hearing aids for their expertise in such rare fittings. Hearing of Michaels plight Starkey arranged for a pair of their new "Soundlens" hearing aids the world’s first invisible-in-the-canal hearing instrument to be made. Michael was indeed a challenge because of the size of his ear canals but if anyone could help then " I knew it would be Starkey" said Gary. Michael had recently been in a Harry Potter production and Starkey have certainly worked big the of star Michael is a UK. there magic for screen....... smallest man in the him.

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Let your Mum know how much you love her and spoil her with a mystiquebeauty treatment Microzone facial and Shellac manicure for only ÂŁ30 Back, neck and shoulder massage and Core Facial for only ÂŁ40 Vouchers also available for any price or treatment

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what’s FAMILY FAIRTRADE FUN DAY 2 March 11am to 3pm The d.@rt Centre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ. Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with a day of activities for all the family. Including the Fairtrade Family Bakeoff (9.15 to 11.45am, £6 per team), free drop-in sculture and textiles workshops with artists David Booth and Kwame Bakoji-Hume and a craft fair selling handmade goods by local artists and craftspeople. 01489 779 471. www.thedart.co.uk WOODLAND RESTORATION 3 Mar 11am to 3pm Boyatt Wood, Eastleigh Find out more about woodland restoration with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife and have a go at practical woodland management. Meet within the woodlands immediately behind Clandon Drive, Boyatt Wood. Tea and coffee will be available. Please wear warm clothing, suitable footwear and bring along lots of energy! Find out more at www.hiwwt.org.uk. SPRING AT SWANWICK LAKE 7 Mar, 10.30am Swanwick Lakes Centre, Sopwith Way, SO31 7AY A guided walk to take in the sights and sounds of early spring. Bring warm outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes. £3 donation. Contact Dawn Preston or Jess Daish-Miller on 01489 570240. HEDGE END FESTIVAL 9 Mar 10am to 5pm The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End SO30 4EJ

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Home really is where the heart is, so Hedge End Town Council present a festival to celebrate the best kind of love - family! Join us for workshops, film screenings, storytelling and more! FREE. Contact 01489 799 499 www.theberrytheatre.co.uk FLINTSTONS: OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS 10 Mar, 2-5 Sciviers Lane, Durley SO32 2AG Garden of great tranquillity and all year tapestry effect of contrasting and blending foliage and flowers. Large perennial plant collections; interesting island beds. June & Bill Butler 01489 860880, j.b.butler@ hotmail.co.uk TWITTER BASICS WORKSHOP 14 Mar, 10am - 12pm The Eastpoint Centre, Bursledon Road SO19 8BR Twitter basics for small businesses, covering hash tags, re-tweets, raising your following to gain new clients, and building better relations through twitter. £15 inc tea/coffee. Book online at http:// www.networkingmummies.com/ hampshireevents.html or email Hampshire@networkingmummies. com CHORAL CONCERT 16/17 Mar 7:30pm Botley Choral Society presents Mozart’s mass in C Minor at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport on the 16th and at All Saints Church, Botley on the 17th. £12 (£10 concessions) 01489 890007. enquiries@botleychoral.co.uk, web: www.botleychoral.co.uk

RAMBLERS GROUP WALK: 6 MILES 16 Mar, 1.30pm Bishop’s Waltham Circular. Start at old railway gates near Bishop’s Waltham pond, by large roundabout, SO32 1RY. Contact Jane on 07792 555 597 RAMBLERS GROUP WALK: 10.5 MILES 21 Mar, 10.00am Starts at Beacon Hill Beeches Car Park, SO32 3LG Walk includes a short picnic lunch. Contact Ori and Margaret on 02380 615652 COMEDY THEATRE 23 Mar, 2:30 Colden Common Community Centre, St Vigor Way, SO21 1UU ’Whose Story Is It Anyway?’ - this wonderful improvised comedy show guarantees to make children (and adults) laugh out loud, as it celebrates the power of the human imagination. Kepow theatre take suggestions from their audience, adapt well known stories and improvise scenes full of action and adventure. What happened when Harry Potter discovered he had a twin called Larry? Or when Charlie built his own Chocolate Factory? Come along and find out! Suitable for 5 - 11 year olds, (and playful grown ups). Adults £7, Children £5, Families £20 01962 715789 www.coldencommoncc. co.uk SPRING BIRDSONG 25 Mar, 7.30pm Church Hall, Free Street, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AN

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Sounds of the spring including recordings by Brian Harrison. Contact Jane Gentry on 01489 890961 or janegentry@btinternet.com. Parking available at library next door. £2.50. EGGS MARK THE SPOT 29 Mar and 1 Apr, 10am – 5pm Mottisfont House and Gardens, Mottisfont, SO51 0LP Complete the trail to win your chocolate egg! Appropriate footwear needed. Collect trail sheet in the Stable Block. £2 per trail. Tel: 01794 344020. WHOSE STORY IS IT ANYWAY? 30 Mar, 2pm Heritage Visitor Centre, Royal Victoria Country Park, Victoria Road, SO31 5GA Celebrating the power of human imagination, turning suggestions from the young audience into stories and scenes full of action and adventure. 5+. £5. Contact 02380 45157 NEWTOWN EASTER EGG HUNT 3 Apr, 11.30am - 3pm West Walk, Hundred Acres Road, Newton, PO17 6JD Find 10 coloured eggs around a circular walk. Refreshments, lucky dip, face painting and a toy sale. £2.50 per child including chocolate. Contact 01329 833 017. COME AND TRY IT ORIENTEERING EVENT 13 Apr, 10am – 12.30pm The Gregg School, SO18 2GF Ideal for families, beginners and the more experienced orienteers. Coaching and guidance available. Adults £4, Juniors £2. Contact 07570 627716.

WHERE TO LOOK FOR MORE WHAT’S ON: www.visit-hampshire.co.uk www.hants.gov.uk/events.htm http://www.southampton. gov.uk/news-events/events/ home.asp www.wherecanwego.com


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DISCOVER INDEX For Advertisers offering multiple property services look under Property Maintenance, otherwise see specific trade e.g. electrician, carpenter etc.

Aerials: DJ Satellites & Aerials Appliance Repair: Advanced Appliance Care JP Appliances Arts Centre: D@rt Centre Bathrooms: See Plumbing Beauty: Mystique Beauty West One Hair & Beauty Blinds & Curtains: Broadview The Blind Business Waterside Blinds Bookkeeping: AJ Bookkeeping Builder: R & G Gamblin General Builders Butcher: Bishops Waltham Butcher Carpet Cleaning: Abbey Cleaning Carpet & Flooring: Wilton Carpets Childcare: Play Away Children's Tuition: Kip McGrath Children's Wear: Sienna's Baby Boutique Cleaning Services: JB Domestic Cleaning Time For You Computer Services: Home Computer Help Plates PCS Conservatories: Britannia Conservatories Pennington Jones (HI) Ltd

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PICTOGRAM - 1. An inside job, 2. Just the ticket, 3. Water under the bridge WORD LADDER - GOLD, GILD, GILT, GIST, GUST, DUST CHILDREN'S PAGE 1. Canberra, 2. A Musical Instrument, 3. 59

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Dentist: Acorn Dental Health Double Glazing Inst/Repairs: Pennington Jones (HI) Ltd Electrician: EEC247 Fencing: Colourfence Fish & Chip Shops: J-Henry's Fish & Chips Garage Doors: Fix Quick Garage Doors Solent Garage Doors Garage Services: Clockhouse Auto Independent VW Garden Design & Services: Arbor-Call Tree Surgeons Colourfence Green Keeper Revitalise Gardens Tidy Timber Woodleigh Landscapes Gas Services: See Plumbing Hairdresser: West One Hair & Beauty Health & Fitness: Ladies Kickboxing Health Services: Hampshire Hearing Holidays: Croatia Kitchens: Dream Doors Homeseal Re-Nu Lingerie: Ophelia's Boutique Locksmith: Lockright Winlocks Mobility: Freedom Mobility Office Furniture: Haywood Office Svcs.

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Opticians: Hampson Opticians Pet Services: K9 Kappers Plasterer: Osborne Plastering Plumbing Services (including bathroom installation and gas and boiler services) see also Property Maintenance: Alford Plumbing & Heating Aqualogic Plumbing & Heating Aquatec Plumbing & Heating Gair Gas Gas Appliance Solutions J & D Humphrey Ltd NHP (Romsey) Ltd Pipe Dreams Tom Mitchell Plumbing TP Watts Printer: Warwick Printing Company Property Maintenance & Improvements: A. Wilmott Rain Related Dell Developments Dream Doors Hire A Handy Hero Homeseal R & G Gamblin General Builders Vision Security: TLS Security Solar Panels: Energy My Way Takeaway: J-Henry's Fish & Chips Tree Surgery: See Garden Tuition: Kip McGrath Upholstery: Pont Furnishings Veterinary: Hedge End Veterinary Health Centre Window Cleaning: Clear Vision

Distribution - Discover Hedge End is published every month and distributed by local people to two alternating areas. In January, March etc it goes to homes and businesses in Botley, Hedge End South and the east side of Horton Heath. In February, April etc it goes to West End, Hedge End North and the west side of Horton Heath. Each distribution is around 7250 homes, meaning over the two month distribution we reach 14,500 homes. Advertising - We understand that the needs of a small business are quite different to those of a big company, and our advertising service is very much targeted at independent and local businesses. From advert design to general advice we are here to help you grow. For more details call Melanie on

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Doctors & Hospitals NHS Direct           Botley Health Care Centre Hampshire Dental Helpline Hedge End Med Centre Princess Anne   Royal South Hants           Royal Winchester County   Southampton General   West End Surgery             Schools Berrywood Primary   Bitterne Manor Park Primary Bitterne Park     Botley CE             Cantell   Freegrounds       Kings Copse Primary   Shamblehurst Primary               St James CE         The Gregg School             Wellstead Primary       Wildern School   Transport Solent Blue Line Buses  

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Bluestar Buses   023 8061 8233 National Rail Helpline     0845 748 4950 Uni-Link               023 8059 5974 First Bus               023 8022 4854 School HOLIDAYS All dates taken from - www3.hants.gov.uk/education/schools/ schoolholidays Spring term Spring Term: Mon 7 Jan 2013 to Thu 28 Mar 2013 Spring Half Term Holiday: Mon 18 Feb 2013 to Fri 22 Feb 2013 Easter Holiday Fri 29 Mar 2013 to Fri 12 Apr 2013 Summer term Summer Term: Mon 15 Apr 2013 to Tue 23 Jul 2013 Summer Half Term Holiday: Mon 27 May 2013 to Fri 31 May 2013

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