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February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 1Issue 29 / Feburary 2016 Insidet h i s i s s u eAvoid Doorstep Rogue Traders page 12Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foodspage 22New Cinema Releasespage 42WIN TICKETS TO POSHPage 29Your favour i te f ree community magazine del ivered to your door2 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 The copy deadline for the March edition of Discovering March is February 12th, please email editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.ukClaire Saberton - Publisher 01778 421427 | 07837 499061 | sales@discoveringmagazines.co.ukBecky Kane - Sales Executive07950 369814 | info@discoveringmagazines.co.ukAndy Armstrong - Op. Director | 01733 200609 | 077809 22214 Becky Kane - Editor | editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.ukJohn Schwarz - Group Editor Design - Vinny Clark | Emma Gunner | Rob HarradineDiscovering March is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.ukWelcome to our February edition...Here we are in February already and leaving Christmas and New Year a distant memory. Still, weve lots to look forward to with Valentines Day, Mothers Day and Easter all happening within the next two months! If youre planning on eating out with your Valentine or treating your mum on Mothering Sunday, then dont leave booking until the last minute and risk missing out!As a fan of winter, Im enjoying the cold weather, and recently weve seen some amazing sunrises and sunsets around the fens and beyond. I am a member of a Facebook group called Nature of the Fens and here I get to see so many beautiful photos, it was a real struggle to choose one for the cover this month. If you are a budding photographer, please feel free to send me any photographs of March or the surrounding area that you think are cover worthy. Its a great opportunity to showcase your work, and choosing the cover image is one of my favourite jobs.Im currently working on a new, up to date club directory, so bear with me whilst this is being put together and if you are part of a club and interested in being included within this, please contact me. Im always on the look-out for community news too, so if you have anything that you would like to share with the rest of the town, then send it in and I would be happy to publish this.A word of warning to all you bachelors out there. Be extra vigilant on Leap Day, February 29th, because when your lady gets down on one knee and opens a small box, whilst staring into your eyes, then utters those four famous words, they wont be Whats for dinner darling?Becky x4 Leap Year Whats That All About?6 March in the Past - February9-10 Community Matters12 Consumer Advice20 Legal Corner Why Gamble?22 Top Ten Aphrodisiac Foods 24 Food Perfect Steak Recipe26 Legal Corner Changes to Inheritance Tax27 Puzzle Page28 Club Spotlight Hereward Harmony30 History of March32 Health Relationship Counselling34-36 Event Diary Whats happening in and around March37 Museum Apple Green Engines40 Finance Using Pensions to Fund Retirement42 Film New Releases this Month44-45 Your Directory46 In the Hot Seat Johnny DeeWith thanks to...Jennifer Lawler, Eamonn Dorling, Eileen Le Voi, Fraser Dawbarns, Dack Pearson Solicitors, March and District Museum, March Podiatry, The Light Cinema and Trevor Bevis. 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This is called a tropical year. However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didnt add a day on February 29th nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only one hundred years, our calendar would be off by approximately twenty-four days!Which years are Leap Years?In the Gregorian calendar, three criteria must be taken into account to identify leap years: The year is evenly divisible by four; If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless; The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.This means that 2000 and 2400 are leap years, while 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300 and 2500 are NOT leap years.Leap Day Customs and TraditionsWomen propose to their men According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men and not just the other way around every four years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.Twelve Pairs of GlovesIn some places, Leap Day has been known as Bachelors Day for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage pro-posal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a womans proposal on February 29th has to buy her twelve pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. 2016 is a Leap Year In the Gregorian calendar, three criteria must be If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is are leap years, 2500 are of not having an engagement ring. A leap year has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has only 365. Nearly every four years is a leap year, and we add a leap day, an extra or intercalary day, on February 29th. whats that al l about then?Leap Year.indd 2 19/01/2016 15:34 February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 5 For the come and visit your local electrical retailer Call us now on: 01733 20878726-28 Broad Street, Whittlesey PE7 1HA | www.kellyvision-kcs.co.uk | sales@kellyvision-kcs.co.ukMON: 9am - 5pm / TUE: 9am - 5pm / WED: 9am - 5pmTHUR: CLOSED / FRI: 9am - 5pm / SAT: 9am - 5pm / SUN: CLOSEDCookersfrom199.99HomeLaundryFrom149.99LEDTelevisionsFrom199.99Refrigerationfrom99.99Call us now on: 01733 20878726 - 28 Broad Street Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 1HAwww.kellyvision-kcs.co.uk | Email: sales@kellyvision-kcs.co.ukFor the BEST DEALS come and visit your local electrical retailerFREE DELIVERYFREE INSTALLATION** FREE REMOVALOF OLD APPLIANCE** excluding Built-In and Gas appliances.Home Entertainment and Domestic Appliance SpecialistKELLYVISION 01733 208787 KELLYVISION 01733 208787 KELLYVISION 01733 208787 KELLYVISION 01733 208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787MON 9am - 5pmTUE 9am - 5pmWED 9am - 5pmTHUR CLOSEDFRI 9am - 5pmSAT 9am - 5pmSUN CLOSEDBEST DEALS* Terms and conditions apply. 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It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to circle once around the sun. This is called a tropical year. However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didnt add a day on February 29th nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only one hundred years, our calendar would be off by approximately twenty-four days!Which years are Leap Years?In the Gregorian calendar, three criteria must be taken into account to identify leap years: The year is evenly divisible by four; If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless; The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.This means that 2000 and 2400 are leap years, while 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300 and 2500 are NOT leap years.Leap Day Customs and TraditionsWomen propose to their men According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men and not just the other way around every four years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.Twelve Pairs of GlovesIn some places, Leap Day has been known as Bachelors Day for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage pro-posal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a womans proposal on February 29th has to buy her twelve pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. 2016 is a Leap Year In the Gregorian calendar, three criteria must be If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is are leap years, 2500 are of not having an engagement ring. A leap year has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has only 365. Nearly every four years is a leap year, and we add a leap day, an extra or intercalary day, on February 29th. whats that al l about then?Leap Year.indd 2 19/01/2016 15:34| March in the Past: February - Jennifer LawlerT he record highest temperature for February in the UK in the 20th Century was set at March Cambridgeshire on February 23rd 1990, with a temperature of 19.2C.[1] January 1929 was one of the coldest on record, with only three days above 40F (4.5C).[2] In February, one of the coldest in the 20th Century, the River Nene in Northampton froze for several days and was used as a football pitch. Three Cambridge undergraduates skated on the Cam and Ouse from Cambridge to Ely and back for the first time since 1895.[3]On Monday February 18th 1929, a special representative of the White Star Line visited the office of shipping agent A. E. Haylock of 9 High Street March from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and from 6pm to 7.30pm to give information and to select suitable farmworkers, boys, domestic servants and families for settlement in Canada. They would travel at special rates also available in certain cases for people wishing to see friends or relatives in Canada.[4] Mr J. H. S. Green, Chairman of March UDC, appealed for subscriptions for the Lord Mayors Miners Relief Fund. A public meeting in March Town Hall had resolved to make a united effort. The public was asked to forward subscriptions to the banks or to the treasurer Mr F. Donald Grounds, Market Place, and subscriptions of five shillings and more would be published in the newspaper. A committee of delegates from all organisations and institutions in March would meet at the Town Hall on February 22nd. Suggestions and offers of services were welcomed to make a united response worthy of March and worthy of the cause.[5] The highlight in February 1929 was the opening of the magnificent and palatial new Hippodrome and Theatre Royal in Dartford Road. Described as one of the finest in East Anglia, with no expense spared and costing over 20,000, it was the first theatre that Messrs. Eggitt and Sons had built. At a luncheon in the Griffin Hotel, March was described as one of the most prosperous, thriving and growing towns not only in East Anglia, but in the whole of England. Mr Hopkins, surveyor, said, They would look forward to the time when the railway stations and omnibuses were placarded with notices of Cheap excursions to March.[6] The Hippodrome, March[1] http://www.torro.org.uk/maxtemps.php[2] The Cambridgeshire Times February 8th 1929[3] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/4550024/Snow-Britain-February-1929.html[4] The Cambridgeshire Times February 8th 1929[5] The Cambridgeshire Times February 15th 1929[6] ibid6 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 74 Hill View Ind Est. Eastwood End. 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If there is something youd like us to cover or you have something to say please get in touch at:Discovering March, Benwick Road, Ind. Est, Benwick Road, Whittlesey, PE7 2HDeditor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.ukMattersSANTAS SLEIGH COLLECTION2015On behalf of March Lions and the Rotary Club of March, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many citizens of our town who so generously and freely contributed to the Santas Sleigh Collection around the streets of March in December. In fair weather, and foul, people waited patiently for the sleigh to pass by. A cheery Ho Ho from the gentleman in red forewarned of the approach. From wide eyed youngsters to grandparents, they gave what they could spare. A couple of pence here, a couple of pounds there. I know that the combined boys and girls of our two clubs had enjoyable, even if damp, walking tours of the back streets.The total sum raised of 1,600 was divided equally between four local groups, and nominated by our united clubs: Young People March, March Solo Bereaved Partners Support Group, EDDIES (formerly Cambridgeshire Mencap) and Magpas Helimedix.Representatives of each of these groups attended a presentation at the Town Hall on the evening of Friday January 8th. Cheques were presented by local M.P. Steve Barclay, the Mayor, Councillor Rob Skoulding, Rotary President Christopher Bishop and Lion President Ruth Martin.Remember, the money you gave has stayed in the town. This year we hope to expand our routes, and look forward to seeing you all again early in December.Christopher BishopPresident, Rotary Club of March Ruth Martin President, March LionsSpeak Out Success!The Speak Out Council project is led by six leaders who all have a learning disability or autism. Michelle Mansfield, Speak Out Leader for the Fens has been campaigning for a disabled parking bay in March town centre for three years. Michelles dedication has finally paid off and January saw the unveiling of the new bay outside 88 High Street, March.St Georges FayreMarch Community Events Committee announce St Georges Fayre preparations are well underway. One of the greatest events in Marchs calendar will be held on April 24th this year and stall bookings are now being taken, as well as sponsorship opportunities being offered. For more information on how you can get involved in the event please contact Jan French by email at frenchies@hotmail.comCONGRATULATIONS to Angie Richardson, winner of the Christmas Novelty Hunt! Pictured here is Angie and her children collecting their 50 voucher from Becky Kane, Editor of Discovering March at Outer Rim Toys, March10 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 | Community newsFenland District CouncilFenland Hall County Rd, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8NQ. 01354 654321 Citizens Advice BureauMarch Library, City Road, March, Cambs PE15 9LT01945 464367 www.citizensadvice.org.ukNumbersUseful Doctors surgery: Cornerstone Practice 01354 606300 26 Elwyn Road, MarchMercheford House 01354 656841 28 Elwyn Road, March The Riverside Practice 01354 66192222 Marylebone Road, MarchDoddington Medical Centre 01354 740311For Police ring 101 non emergency number or 999 if crime is active. National Library DayThe Friends of March Library are celebrating National Library Day by organising a Book Hunt around March. A library book will be displayed in twenty separate shop windows. All you have to do is find the book in each shop and write down the title on your entry form. To join in the fun and for more information visit the March Library on City Road and pick up your entry form. There is a prize for the winner and entry is free.174 Station Road, March, Cambs PE15 8NG10 YEARS insurance back guaranteeT: 01354 655200 M: 07967 349141E: aog@live.co.ukWINDOWS DOORS CONSERVATORIESinstallers ofInstallation and replacement of Misted double glazed units Discoloured door panels Door lock & window hingesHad a recent experience of using health or social care? Tell us what it was like for you. Listen:At Healthwatch, we listen. Tell us what is working well within our local health and care services and what you think needs to be better. We log what you say and share this anonymously with the people who make decisions about our care. This helps them improve care where it is needed. Involve:We can make sure you know about local opportunities to have your say on health and care decisions. You can sign up for regular updates, or get in touch whenever you want some information. We can help you find out what health and care services are available locally, or how to raise a concern. This is a free, independent and confidential service.Challenge:Healthwatch can challenge health and care decision makers, if care isnt working in the way it should. We can also challenge, if we think a decision has been made where people have not been able to contribute. They have to listen to us, and they have to reply. Get in touchPlease do tell us how care is working right now for you and the people who are important to you. Your experiences are important to us. We are happy to talk to local groups and attend events, so please do invite us. Contact us: www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk or call 01480 420628. Healthwatch Cambridgeshire follow us @HW_Cambs 174 Station Road, March, Cambs PE15 8NG10 YEARS insurance back guaranteeT: 01354 655200 M: 07967 349141E: aog@live.co.ukWINDOWS DOORS CONSERVATORIESinstallers ofInstallation and replacement of Misted double glazed units Discoloured door panels Door lock & window hinges12 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 Chimney Sweeping Log Burner/Fireplace Installations Camera Inspections Chimney Repointing Lead Work Bird Guards Smoke Tests PlasteringHelping to keep homes safe!Specialists in log burner installations!Established since 2008Call Tony on 01354 656063 or 07759486097Tel: 01733 390411 | 01733 20848416 Queen Street, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 1AYTues to Sat 9am - 5.30pm Sun and Mon: CLOSEDwww.grosvenorflooring.com | sales@grosvenorflooring.comMowingWateringWeed and FeedArtificial GrassNO MORE:Dead PatchesRe-SeedingMuddy FeetAnimal FriendlySupply only or Full Fitting service availableFree no Obligation QuotationsArtificial Grass:Artificial | Consumer AdviceBy Eileen Le Voi www.safelocaltrades.comStay safe and say No to Doorstep TradersRogue traders cause misery for thousands of people each year; most of whom are the elderly and vulnerable in our communities. These uninvited traders call at properties offering to do home maintenance work, such as roofi ng, tarmacing and paving, garden and tree surgery, insulation, general building work, installing burglar alarms and other services.The work or service offered can sometimes be unnecessary, overpriced, of a poor standard or not done at all. Typically, they have no formal training to carry out the work offered and some may have links with distraction burglars. It is important that people have the confi dence to say NO to doorstep traders and take the time to think about the service being offered.The following is advice on how people can avoid being scammed by rogue doorstep traders:Be cautious; if a trader knocks at your door, DO NOT agree to on the spot house repairs, without taking advice.Be wary of special offers or warnings that your house is unsafe.Dont allow anyone to pressure you into agreeing to have work carried out; if you ask them to leave and they dont, contact the police on 999.Do not make snap decisions; if you feel that any work is required on your property, take time to talk to family or neighbours before you make a decision.Dont ever go to a bank or cash point with a trader; legitimate traders would never do this!If you have an experience with a rogue trader, please report it by telephoning 101. For live incidents, where the rogue trader is still at the property, or is due to return, contact the police on 999. The police have a protocol for dealing with these incidents and welcome your contact.If you need a recommendation for a safe, approved local tradesperson, go to www.safelocaltrades.com or call free on 0800 014 1832.Stay safe and say No to of people each year; most of whom are the Here are some of our members safelocaltrades.comRecommended & Appro edNot sure who to trust? Need a recommendation for a reputable trader?The award-winning www.safelocaltrades.com is your trusted local website, providing you with a register of highly recommended, tried and tested tradesmen in your area. 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Need a recommendation for a reputable trader?The award-winning www.safelocaltrades.com is your trusted local website, providing you with a register of highly recommended, tried and tested tradesmen in your area. 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Limehouse Interiors Ltd. were on the cusp of a very successful trading period, with their design and installation of stylish, high quality, yet affordable kitchen solutions, and the last year has shown strong returns in this particular sector of the business. A return visit was to prove most enlightening to me, to discover Deans enthusiasm and clarity of ambition remaining sky-high. Fitted sliding wardrobe doors provided the focus of our discussion this time, and it was soon evident that, by Limehouse being the only supplier and installer of the particular product in our vicinity, then Dean was operating from a position of strength. Amongst the many advantages which the Limehouse fitted sliding-door system holds over both free-standing furniture and non-fitted sliding units is the fact that every available piece of what might be a rather small room can be used for storage. The wide range of configurations which can be offered also provides the customer with their own personalised storage solution single or double hanging rail, shelves or drawers, LED strip lighting within the rail or off the rail, orthodox mirrors or tinted ones the list continues, and the customer can fulfil that ambition to become their own interior designer!Dean can call upon twenty-five years of experience in the furniture industry to discuss a customers ideas and then create a bespoke internal layout plan. A computer-rendered image can then ensue, and at any point the customer may change initial ideas, before the final decision arrives. A carefully detailed quotation, where the customer will know exactly what the cost will be, highlights Deans meticulous attention to every aspect of the process. It is not just the bedroom which can benefit from these sliding doors though, as a number of living rooms, studies and offices have the same potential to be improved immeasurably. It is affordable luxury which Limehouse Interiors are longing to provide for you, backed up by a burgeoning reputation for quality and style.Limehouse Interiors Affordable Luxury in Fitted Sliding Wardrobe Doors14 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 15Luxury , bespoke fitted wardrobes at affordable pricesVisit our showroom, Meadow Drove, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 0AHt. 01778 300179www.limehouseinteriors.co.ukKITCHENBEDROOM LIVINGCREATE YOUR PERFECT DREAM SPACECALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE HOMECONSULTATION16 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 Broken or Damaged Windows?Faulty Hinges, Handles or Locks?Want The Latest Energy Saving Glass?All Glazing Backed By Our5 Year Manufacturers Guaranteewww.cloudy2clear.comPriority Freephone 0800 61 21118...we make saving money perfectly clear...STEAMED UP DOUBLE GLAZING?Dont replace the Frames... just the Panes!Cloudy2Clear Windows Service With A Smile!Its been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear Windows. 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Gambling is covered mainly by the Gambling Act 2005, and it regulates gambling in order to prevent crime and disorder, to protect children and vulnerable people, and to ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair way. There are criminal sanctions for breaking gambling law.A lottery is a form of gambling and, as in my case, an office sweepstake is a form of lottery. The characteristics of a lottery are: participants pay, there are prizes and prizes are won by chance.To hold a lottery, you must be licensed or hold an appropriate registration, unless you fall within one of the permitted types of lottery.1) An incidental / non-commercial lottery - such as a lottery held at a charity dinner/dance or a school fete. Key features :proceeds must not be for private gain (although a thirdpartycanmakeaprofitattheevente.g.froma bar),the lottery promoter cannot take more than 100 in expenses from the proceeds,prize money must not exceed 500,tickets must be sold at the event,rollover is not permitted.2) A private lottery - held by a society, in a work place or in a residence, strictly limited to the private group holding it and cannot be advertised outside the group (the group being the members of a private society or persons in a workplace or a residence). Some other key features:aworkplacecanonlybeonebuilding,soafirmlike ours,withfouroffices,cannotholdalotteryunder this heading,thelotterymustnotberunforprofit,andall proceeds (other than incidental expenses) have to be returned as prize money,tickets cannot be transferable,rollover is not permitted.3) A customer lottery - held on business premises.In my case I wanted to hold a sweepstake, in order to raise money for charity. I called the Gambling Commissionandtheyconfirmedthatwecouldnothold a workplace lottery to raise money for charity (the annual sweepstake on the Grand National is fine,becausetheproceedsareallreturnedasprizemoney). The person I spoke to wouldnt expand (the Gambling Commission cannot give legal advice), but suggested that I consider an incidental lottery, linked to an event. 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It is a great source of potassium, bre, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamin and folic acid. 9 ALMONDSThroughout the centuries, almonds were regarded as fertility symbols. The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females and provides high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and even bre. 8 AVOCADOIts shape gives it away! The Aztecs called the avocado ahuacuatl, or testicle tree, seeing the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree as resembling testicles. Avocado is rich with folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium. 7 BANANASBy its shape, the connection with sexuality is quite obvious, but bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It also contains chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the male libido.6 BASILBasil has a fantastic aroma that is said to have an aphrodisiac e ect; it is also very stimulating. Using sweet basil in a pasta sauce will be sure to get your heart racing! Valentines Day - The Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods (DO try this at home!)SpecialThe food you consume can have a direct impact on your sex life, a ecting your hormones, brain chemistry and energy and stress levels. Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood ow to the genitals.of almond supposedly arouses An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus stirs up lust in man and woman. It is a great source of potassium, bre, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamin bananas are loaded with potassium, contains chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the to have an aphrodisiac e ect; it is also very stimulating. Using sweet basil in a pasta sauce will be sure to get your heart racing! 5 CHOCOLATEPure chocolate, the king of natural aphrodisiacs, contains a host of compounds including anandamide, the psyochoactive feel-good chemical, and PEA (phenylethylamine), the love chemical, which releases dopamine in the pleasure centres of the brain and peaks during orgasm. 4 FIGSFigs are steeped in history, being mentioned in the Bible (Adam and Eve wore g leaves to cover their private parts), whilst the ancient Greeks held them as sacred, associating them with love and fertility.3 GARLICVery strong smelling and perhaps a bit of a turn-o , but likely to provide added strength to the male, as the allicin in the garlic will increase levels of blood ow in vital regions!2 OYSTERS Oysters may be thought an aphrodisiac because of their high zinc content, which helps produce sperm and increases libido. Raw oysters are best served with a glass of chilled Champagne for a truly romantic meal!1 HONEYHoney is a great source of boron, a trace mineral that helps the body use and metabolize oestrogen, the female sex hormone, and this mineral may also enhance testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone responsible for promoting sex drive and orgasm in both men and women. 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The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females and provides high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and even bre. 8 AVOCADOIts shape gives it away! The Aztecs called the avocado ahuacuatl, or testicle tree, seeing the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree as resembling testicles. Avocado is rich with folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium. 7 BANANASBy its shape, the connection with sexuality is quite obvious, but bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It also contains chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the male libido.6 BASILBasil has a fantastic aroma that is said to have an aphrodisiac e ect; it is also very stimulating. Using sweet basil in a pasta sauce will be sure to get your heart racing! Valentines Day - The Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods (DO try this at home!)SpecialThe food you consume can have a direct impact on your sex life, a ecting your hormones, brain chemistry and energy and stress levels. Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood ow to the genitals.of almond supposedly arouses An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus stirs up lust in man and woman. It is a great source of potassium, bre, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamin bananas are loaded with potassium, contains chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the to have an aphrodisiac e ect; it is also very stimulating. Using sweet basil in a pasta sauce will be sure to get your heart racing! 5 CHOCOLATEPure chocolate, the king of natural aphrodisiacs, contains a host of compounds including anandamide, the psyochoactive feel-good chemical, and PEA (phenylethylamine), the love chemical, which releases dopamine in the pleasure centres of the brain and peaks during orgasm. 4 FIGSFigs are steeped in history, being mentioned in the Bible (Adam and Eve wore g leaves to cover their private parts), whilst the ancient Greeks held them as sacred, associating them with love and fertility.3 GARLICVery strong smelling and perhaps a bit of a turn-o , but likely to provide added strength to the male, as the allicin in the garlic will increase levels of blood ow in vital regions!2 OYSTERS Oysters may be thought an aphrodisiac because of their high zinc content, which helps produce sperm and increases libido. Raw oysters are best served with a glass of chilled Champagne for a truly romantic meal!1 HONEYHoney is a great source of boron, a trace mineral that helps the body use and metabolize oestrogen, the female sex hormone, and this mineral may also enhance testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone responsible for promoting sex drive and orgasm in both men and women. Valentines.indd 2 19/01/2016 09:1524 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 | Food The Perfect Valentine Steak NightMethod:1 Remove the steak from the fridge one hour before cooking. Put it on a plate and let it come to room temperature and this helps it to cook more evenly.2 Prepare the dry seasoning rub by mixing the salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.3 Prepare a herb brush by tying together the rosemary, thyme and sage.4 Melt the butter in a small saucepan and snip a few herbs off the brush, then adding to the butter. Set this aside, once melted.5 For the cooking process, the best method is to use a cast iron griddle pan, which are available in most supermarkets for around 10. Heat over a gasorelectrichobforaroundfiveminutes,oruntil the pan begins to smoke. You are looking for a very hot pan to initially sear the meat.6 Season the steak by sprinkling the dry season you made earlier, making sure to cover the edges of the steak. Dip the herb brush into the melted butter and lightly brush both sides of the steak.7 Place your steak onto the hot griddle, and do not move the steak for around two minutes.Ingredients | (Serves 4): 1 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 bunch of fresh thyme, sage and rosemary 4 tsp butter 8oz ribeye, rump or sirloin steakFor the dressing 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp lemon zest salt and pepper to taste8 Flip your steak using tongs, dip your herb brush into the butter and brush the hot surface of the steak. Sear the other side of the steak for another two minutes. 9 Flip and baste your steak again with butter, wait for thirtyseconds,thenflipagainandbastetheotherside.10 After three minutes on each side, your steak should now be medium rare; allow a further one minute on each side for medium, and three minutes for well done.11 Remove the steak and place on a small plate to rest for three minutes. The juices should begin to run from the steak. 12 Tomakethefinishingdressing,addthelemonzestto the olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.Chopupyourherbbrushfinelyandadd some to your dressing, mix well, then add the juices from the resting steak. Pour your dressing over the steak, and turn a few times to baste. I like to slice the steak at an angle at this point and serve with a hot jacket potato and a fresh green salad. 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The primary objective of this change is to aid the deceased to pass on their property to their children without incurring IHT.The additional nil-rate band, if applicable, will be 100,000 for 2017/18, 125,000 for 2018/19, 150,000 for 2019/20 and 175,000 for 2020/21, after which it will increase in line with the Consumer Prices Index.This is a very brief overview of the changes to IHT coming into force and there are, of course, further considerations, particularly for: surviving spouses; estates with a net value over 2 million; if there is more than one residential property in the estate; and if the deceased downsized to a less valuable residence on or after July 8th 2015. We are able to discuss how these changes could affect you and help you plan for the future. 1. Who was the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer who lost his seat in the General Election?2. What feature/ features disappeared from a famous daily newspaper in 2015?3. Which television controversialist modestly claimed, I have 600,000 followers on Twitter. I am the new Jesus!4. Who lost his job following a row over a cold dinner?5. What links tennis star Andy Murray, ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Downton Abbeys Lady Mary Crawley?6. Why should Stuart Lancaster dislike Wales and Australia so much in 2015?7. Who published her rst novel in 2015, fty- ve years after publishing her second one?8. Which royal said, I dont have to wear a crown which is cool.9. To which mighty opposition did Peterborough United F.C. depart from last seasons F.A. Cup?10. What did the French newspaper Liberation describe as 23,226 days of boredom and tradition?11. In what way did a doctors treatment of a Hazard get her into serious trouble?12. Which charmer came out with the following observation in 2015: If Hillary Clinton cant satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?A) 2015 : Whats Y our Memory Like?Answers: A) 1. Ed Balls, 2. The Suns page 3 girls, 3. Katie Hopkins, 4. Jeremy Clarkson, 5. They were all married in 2015, 6. Losing to both teams as Englands former rugby coach saw him lose his job, 7. Harper Lee, (Go Set a Watchman was written before To Kill a Mockingbird), 8. Prince Harry, 9. Kidderminster Harriers, 10. Queen Elizabeths reign, on the day she became our longest serving monarch, 11. Chelsea F.C.s team doctor Eva Carneiro insisted on treating Eden Hazard, even though coach, Jose Mourinho, berated her for it, 12. Donald Trump.B) 1. 66, 2. 930, 3. 660. PUZZLEThePageB) Train That Brain!Take the rst number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it rst without pen and paper, and dont even think about a calculator.Guaranteed to keep brains active and frustration levels high!1. 15 +8, x2, -11, x4, 30% of it, +9, 1/3 of it, +16, x2 = ?2. 106 +88, x3, +1/2 of it, -75, 50% of it, +59, +1/2 of it, +88, +1/5 of it = ?3. 55 x7, +81, 50% of it, -74, +1/3 of it, +41, x3, +66, 4/5 of it = ? Hmmmm...Puzzles page.indd 1 17/01/2016 19:59 February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 271. Who was the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer who lost his seat in the General Election?2. What feature/ features disappeared from a famous daily newspaper in 2015?3. Which television controversialist modestly claimed, I have 600,000 followers on Twitter. I am the new Jesus!4. Who lost his job following a row over a cold dinner?5. What links tennis star Andy Murray, ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Downton Abbeys Lady Mary Crawley?6. Why should Stuart Lancaster dislike Wales and Australia so much in 2015?7. Who published her rst novel in 2015, fty- ve years after publishing her second one?8. Which royal said, I dont have to wear a crown which is cool.9. To which mighty opposition did Peterborough United F.C. depart from last seasons F.A. Cup?10. What did the French newspaper Liberation describe as 23,226 days of boredom and tradition?11. In what way did a doctors treatment of a Hazard get her into serious trouble?12. Which charmer came out with the following observation in 2015: If Hillary Clinton cant satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?A) 2015 : Whats Y our Memory Like?Answers: A) 1. Ed Balls, 2. The Suns page 3 girls, 3. Katie Hopkins, 4. Jeremy Clarkson, 5. They were all married in 2015, 6. Losing to both teams as Englands former rugby coach saw him lose his job, 7. Harper Lee, (Go Set a Watchman was written before To Kill a Mockingbird), 8. Prince Harry, 9. Kidderminster Harriers, 10. Queen Elizabeths reign, on the day she became our longest serving monarch, 11. Chelsea F.C.s team doctor Eva Carneiro insisted on treating Eden Hazard, even though coach, Jose Mourinho, berated her for it, 12. Donald Trump.B) 1. 66, 2. 930, 3. 660. PUZZLEThePageB) Train That Brain!Take the rst number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it rst without pen and paper, and dont even think about a calculator.Guaranteed to keep brains active and frustration levels high!1. 15 +8, x2, -11, x4, 30% of it, +9, 1/3 of it, +16, x2 = ?2. 106 +88, x3, +1/2 of it, -75, 50% of it, +59, +1/2 of it, +88, +1/5 of it = ?3. 55 x7, +81, 50% of it, -74, +1/3 of it, +41, x3, +66, 4/5 of it = ? 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Bridge Street, which is now the unusually wide Broad Street, had several old buildings overlooking Bridge Green, to the north of the bridge, and two lanes led to Robingoodfellows Lane where many Roman coins were unearthed long ago. This lane gave access to Norwoodside, and cattle were brought along it to the riverside, this at a time when the water would have been higher than it is now. As the surrounding fens were drained, the river was deepened, and March became a minor port with eight barges. Able man from Marchs five ancient wards were obliged to dam and deepen the river.Over time, the busy Broad Street and part of High Street became the commercial centre of the town. Some of its shops have modern frontages but retain the original structure. A particularly conspicuous building was that of the Mechanics Institute (illustrated) with its unusual stepped gable. It was demolished to make way for a bank. The Institute comprised a library and exhibition and lecture rooms and there were three charges for admission to all of them. The idea behind the premises was to educate the working class of March, hence Mechanic.Broad Street had varying roof levels, and cattle were auctioned regularly in its ample space. Most of Marchs oldest buildings are along West End and Nene Parade and some date back to the seventeenth century. The writer has details of a cottage at West End complete with every detail of materials used in its construction in the 1600s, right down to the making of a brick tunnel used to discourage waste to the river. The builder and his labourer are named and the total cost of the cottage amounted to less than 13. 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It really depends what you want to get out of it, but its rare that you will leave without feeling a positive change.With Valentines day rapidly approaching, it feels like February really is the month for love.But what happens if things arent like that in your relationship ?By March Podiatry PracticeMarch Podiatry Practice Ltd47-49 High Street, March PE15 9JJTel 01354 651200www.marchpodiatry.co.ukOpening hours: Mon 9-7pm, Tues 9-1pm, Weds 9-7pm, Thurs 9-8pm, Fri 9-5pm and Sat 9-1pmFor some people, we transform their relationships and their lives; for others we help them solve a specificproblemandmoveforwardwithmoreconfidenceandlessanxiety.Each session usually lasts about 50 minutes, and your counsellor will ask you questions so that you can talk about whats going on and how you feel. They may offer you advice or ideas to try at home. Appointments can be arranged during the day, evening or weekends to suit you. 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Cost 20, visit www.cresset.co.uk for more information 6th The Friends of March Library are celebrating National Library Day by organising a Treasure Hunt around March. A library book will be displayed in 20 separate shop windows, all you have to do is identify the title of the book in each shop. To join in the fun pick up an entry form and details from March Library. Entry is free! A prize will be awarded to the winner 6th and 7th An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden at Peckover House. 12noon 4pm. Free conservation talk in the House at 2pm; booking for the talk advisable due to limited spaces. Normal garden admission prices apply. Call 01945 583463 for more information6th Willow workshop with Jane Frost at Welney Wetland Centre. Learn a new skill or develop your hobby further and achieve a selection of sample pieces showing a variety of techniques and some experimental pieces, combining weaving, wrapping and braiding. Suitable for all abilities. Students with previous experience will be able to make larger and more complex pieces. Booking essential by deposit of 25 or full payment in advance. 10am 4pm with a break for lunch. Cost 45 plus 10 for basic materials. If you have any questions please email jane@frostart.co.uk or phone 01353 861944 or 07967 088 348 9th Friends of Welney talk at Welney Wetland Centre Fauna of Blakeney Point. Ajay Tegala talks about the wildlife of Blakeney Point, its history and how the National Trust works to care for the site. Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm. Cost 3 (2 Friends of Welney members). All welcome13th 60s, 70s and 80s disco at March Conservative Club, Creek Road. 2 on the door.13th and 14th An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden at Peckover House. 12noon 4pm. Free conservation talk in the House at 2pm; booking for the talk advisable due to limited spaces. Normal garden admission prices apply. Call 01945 583463 for more information13th 21st Puddle Jumping Championships. Welney Wetland Centre is hosting the East Anglian Puddle Jumping Championships, open every day during half-term 10am until 5pm the event is free to members or included within admission cost. Fun for all ages, wrap up warm, grab your wellies and jump into puddles for a chance to win prizes!13th 21st Half Term Trail at Ferry Meadows between 10am and 2.30pm. Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Suitable for all ages, cost 50p. Dont forget to return to the Visitor Centre and collect your prize!14th Come along to Ferry Meadows where the rangers will help you make a kite, then go fly it on the meadows! Sessions start at 10.30am and 1.30pm lasting an hour and a half. Meeting point will be confirmed at the time of booking and booking on 01733 234193 is essential. There is no charge for this activity but there is a suggested donation of 215th Meet Princess Leia and a Strormtrooper at Pigeons Farm between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Theres even a prize for the best Star Wars themed fancy dress costume!34 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 16th Bird of Prey Encounter. CJs Birds of Prey will be joining us at Ferry Meadows to tell you about these fascinating birds and giving you a chance to meet the birds up close. Sessions start at 11am and 12.15pm, suitable for adults and children aged 8 years and over. Booking essential on 01733 234193, cost 3 per person17th Wild Wednesday at Ferry Meadows. Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts from 10am 2pm. Meet at the Discovery Den, all ages welcome, no need to book. There is no charge but a suggested donation of 2 18th The Spectacular 60s returns to the Cresset with one of the most impressive 60s line ups yet, and promises to be THE 60s show not to be missed. Tickets 23.50. For more information or to book visit www.cresset.co.uk19th Forest crafts for kids at Ferry Meadows. Learn how to use some simple tools to make forest crafts to take home and keep. Sessions start at 10.30am and 1.30pm, suitable for children aged 7 years and over, booking essential on 01733 234193. Cost 520th Charity casino night at March Conservative Club, Creek Road. 7.30pm start, 5 on the door which includes all players chips for the evening. All money raised will go to Mark Crosss cancer charity 20th and 23rd An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden at Peckover House. 12noon 4pm. Free conservation talk in the House at 2pm; booking for the talk advisable due to limited spaces. Normal garden admission prices apply. Call 01945 583463 for more information22nd Guided walk with a Ranger at Ferry Meadows. Join Ian Lowe for a walk around Ferry Meadows, looking at features of interest and answering any questions you may have. From 1.30pm until 4pm, suitable for ages 8 and over. No charge but a suggested donation of 223rd Wimblington Film Club are showing My Old Lady at Wimblington Parish Hall, doors open at 1.30pm and film commences at 2pm. 2.50 on the door. Visit www.wimblingtonfilmclub.org.uk or call Pat on 01354 740654 25th Table Top Tack Sale at Pigeons Farm 7pm - 9pm. 5 per table. Call 01733 271020 for more information 26th Comedy Club at the Cresset. Peterboroughs longest running Comedy Club returns for 2016 with a great new lineup. Advance tickets 13, visit www.cresset.co.uk to book27th Opera Dudes Classical Cabaret at March Library. Doors open at 6.40pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets 5, bar available 27th 29th A Georgian Town in the Fens. See the Wisbech of 1795 in miniature! Accompanied by an overview of how the town would have been to live in during the late Georgian age, the model village of 1790s Wisbech takes centre stage. Its all there, from the grandest houses to the smallest privies. Held at Peckover House 12noon 4pm, booking not essential and normal admission prices apply. For more information please call 01945 583463 February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 3536 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 36 D I S C O V E R I N G March | February 2016 www.georges-march.co.uk | 0789 799 650761 High Street, March, Cambs PE15 9JJ | Gig Guide at GeorgesDiscovering March magazine is on Facebook, like our page to keep up to date with the latest events and specials offers in and around MarchFolk Night | 2nd February A relaxed circle is formed with traditional songs and tunes played from the past. We play with a wide array of instruments which include the acoustic guitar, base box and spoons. Come along and join us keep folk songs alive!Denson | 5th February A band made up of local artists this night at Georges will certainly be one for March to remember. Tom Harlock is playing lead guitar, Tom Henderson on bass guitar. Martin Ringham is on the drums with Martin Savage on rhythm guitar. Mark Denson is of course on vocals with Katie Terry guest featuring on female vocals. This group love entertaining and perform with a real passion for live music. February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 1Issue 29 / Feburary 2016 Insidet h i s i s s u eAvoid Doorstep Rogue Traders page 12Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foodspage 22New Cinema Releasespage 42WINTICKETS TO POSHPage 29Your favour i te f ree community magazine del ivered to your doorThirsty Thursday Karaoke 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th FebruaryJoin us at Georges for a night of fun and frivolity, new budding singers are welcomed on stage and regulars too. You dont have to be pitch perfect to join in - you just need to be able to enjoy yourself! February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 1Issue 29 / Feburary 2016 Insidet h i s i s s u e Avoid Doorstep Rogue Traders page 12 Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foodspage 22 New Cinema Releasespage 42WIN TICKETS TO POSHPage 29Your favour i te f ree community magazine del ivered to your door February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 1Issue 29 / Feburary 2016 Insidet h i s i s s u eAvoid Doorstep Rogue Traders page 12Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foodspage 22New Cinema Releasespage 42WIN TICKETS TO POSHPage 29Your favour i te f ree community magazine del ivered to your door | March Museum By Peter Wright (on behalf of March & District Museum) The newly formed LNER adopted an apple green paint scheme for its locomotives but from 1928 cost factors caused black paint to be applied to all but the principal passenger engines and, in war time, even these engines became sombre black. As the clouds of war receded in late 1944, the green livery reappeared. It was applied to a small locomotive required to haul special trains for the companys top officials.DerekBiggsrememberedhelpingtocleanthisengine when it visited March. Alec Goodge remembered bringing a brand new apple green locomotive named Steady Aim to March during its trial running in 1946. Duringthelate1940s,therailwaywasbeingsuppliedwith over three hundred new green locomotives of the B1class.ManyofthesewereputtoworkinEastAnglia.Certainly E1300 would have been seen at March, as it was the only new one based here for its work.Other older engines were painted apple green when they had major overhauls. Two of the Claud Hamilton class were selected for this paintwork for special duties hauling the Royal Train. When not required for royal duties they were used for ordinary trains and, as they were both based at Kings Lynn, they could certainly be used to March. Some of the Sandringham class engines were also given this treatment, some of which were based at March. Repairs to the K2 class engines was the responsibility of Cowlairs workshops in Glasgow. Many Scottish based examples of this type were repainted green, but only two English ones including 1734, based at March.AftertheformationofBritishRailways,thenewmanagement had isolated engines painted in prospective new colour schemes. One of the Guinea pigswasMarch-based61661SheffieldWednesdaywhich was painted pale green. After successive displays at Marylebone and Kings Cross, it returned to March for its normal duties. How splendid these colourful locomotives must have looked among the many black and often dirty engines at the local engine shed!BritishRailwaysadoptedadarkershadeofgreenforitsmore prominent passenger locomotives and these could be seen at March until the end of steam. It was also applied to more modern diesel locomotives occasionally seen locally. 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The former are usually less risky and more generous; this month, I am considering the more common type (Money Purchase) where you accumulate as much as possible, then decide what to do with it when retirement beckons.Contributing to a pension during a working career makes good sense because of the tax advantages even better if an employer contributes also and, if the investment fund is well selected, the eventual fund available for later life may provide several options.Under current legislation, an individual is no longer forced along the annuity route where your pot of money buys a pension for the rest of your life (sometimes with the option of a spouses benefit).Therearesituationswherethiscouldbethe best option, but many people like to consider other options.25% of the fund can be taken tax-free in most circumstances. The remaining fund may also be taken, or a combination of income and a lump sum. If a large taxable lump sum is taken, the tax implications can be eye wateringly expensive. A better plan might be to take what you actually need rather than what you would like this can utilisetaxthresholdsmuchmoreefficientlyandmay be spread over a number of tax years.The problem is that some providers of pensions donotallowtheflexibilityrequiredtoplanproperly so the plan (or plans) need to be moved to an arrangement that can deliver your requirements. There is also a consideration regardingdeathbenefits.Ihaveseenplansthatonly refund the employees own contributions rather than the total fund value to a surviving spouse a better arrangement would return the entire fund, tax-free.Another consideration might be the passing on of any unused fund value to further generations this is possible in some arrangements, but not in others. My message this month is this: if you are strugglingtounderstandhowyourfinanceswillpan out in retirement, speak with a specialist Independent Financial Adviser.Eamonn Dorling Dip PFSSenior Independent Financial Adviser, Brooks Wealth Tel: 01733 314553 | Mob: 07767 795816 Email: eamonn@brookswealth.co.ukBrooks Wealth is a trading style of Ampris Limited who are an appointed representative of Wealthline Limited, Registered in England 08761632 (Registered office: 8a Cowgate, Peterborough). Wealthline Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA number 684319.Using Pensions to fund RetirementDelivering Simple Financial Advice - That really works February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 41The dogs will enjoy playing on our secure paddock or going for a walk with one of our kennel hands50 Duncombes Road, Turves, Nr. 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This movie, starring Jack Black, harks back to the series of childrens monster books that were all the rage in the 90s. It is released on February 5th.The next family release is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip on February 12th. The three brothers come to the conclusion that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami and theyll be dumped in the process, in addition to gaining a horrible stepbrother. So they set off on a road trip to stop the proposal.Marvel fans will be counting down the days to February 10th, when Deadpool is released. Ryan Reynolds is Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary. A rogue experiment leaves him with special powers, so he adopts alter-ego Deadpool, Marvels most unconventional anti-hero.There is comedy in the form of How To Be Single, starring Rebel Wilson and Fifty Shades Dakota Johnson, and Grimsby, starring married couple Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher. And we mustnt forget our favourite male models, Derek and Hansel who are back on the catwalk in Zoolander 2.Looking towards the end of the month, prepare to be scared with The Boy and The Forest. The Walking Deads Lauren Cohen stars as an American nanny in The Boy, who is employed to take care of a life-sized doll. But, after she fails to follow the rules, she starts to believe that the doll is really alive. Another familiar face stars in The Forest Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones. She plays a woman who goes to JapansnotoriousSuicideForesttofindhermissing twin sister. | Film Light Cinema Wisbech For full details and to book tickets, visitwww.lightcinemas.co.ukALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIPDADS ARMY February 2016 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 43LET US Ideas to Inspire T. 01354 461354 M. 07872 996981 E. info@vinspirational.comw w w . v i n s p i r a t i o n a l . c o mWe do all thats in the box... 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Since 2001, Johnny has been working as a roving reporter for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, following a career as a full-time entertainer in pubs, clubs and parties, his exotic venues ranging from Kings Lynn to New York! He still loves the buzz of a live audience and has managed to combine his two great passions of radio and gigs, with two shows for the BBC, The Dotty McLeod Breakfast Show from 6am - 9am and Paul Staintons Big Conversation from 9am - noon, every weekday. Saturdays therefore, are free for some family time and the odd gig.1. Where were you born, and what is your fondest memory of your childhood?I was born in Romford, Essex, and moved to Cambridgeshire in 1969, when I was seven.My fondest memories as a child are making 8mm filmswithmybrothers,andalsomockingupradiophone-ins by using a phone box in Sutton Gault, near Ely, with my siblings armed with 2p. coins, calling the home landline, and the whole thing being recorded on a Grundig tape machine.2. Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?My dad was a working class, East London carpenter,andwhenIwasonlyfourorfive,hebrought home an album, Tubby the Tuba, by Danny Kaye, and I grew to love the way music, comedy and narration worked. My parents also listened to a lot of radio, particularly Radio 4, the afternoon plays and people like Fyfe Robertson and Jack De Manio, voices that I loved to listen to as well.3. Which two characters, (alive or not), would you most enjoy sharing a meal with and why?John Lennon was a real idol of mine; I love his wit and the beautiful pictures he painted with words and I would have loved to meet him. I did a series of shows in Newark in the USA in 2004 and was lucky enough to visit the Dakota building where he was shot - it was very moving.GrouchoMarxwasanotherfirmfavouritewhenIwas a pre-teen. I adored his sarcastic comments and put downs, and would have liked to ask him about his life as a Marx Brother.4. How would you describe yourself in just five words?Curious, shy, undisciplined, fat, and trying, (very trying, my wife would say).5. If there was one thing which you could change about March, what would it be and why?I just wish that people would put their rubbish in the bin or take it home with them. I would like to introduce the death penalty for littering - a bit harsh, but fair!6. What advice would you give to a 16 year old you?Try everything once, except for country dancing and incest.Hilda was celebrating her 100th birthday in the town of March, she really wanted a visit from Freddie Mercury.and she got one.sort of.Who would you like to see In the Hot Seat? 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