A TRUE INSPIRATION - Nottinghamshire in Focus

Issue 118
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A TRUE INSPIRATION
A 62 year old woman will cycle
100 miles through the City to
raise money for cerebral palsy
after being inspired by a young
friend with the disease who is
bravely training for a junior
triathlon.
Christine Stimpson from
Harworth will join thousands of
cyclists taking part in the
Great Nottinghamshire Bike
Ride (GNBR), part of Cycle Live
Nottingham, and will raise
money for Cerebral Palsy Sport.
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Christine’s young friend, eightyear-old Bailey from Worksop,
lives with cerebral palsy and is
currently training for the Castle
Howard Triathlon this summer.
Christine said: “Bailey is
an inspiration to say the least,
and never lets his disability stop
him from having a go at anything.
Bailey often attends the
Clumber Park parkrun and has
also taken part in the Bikeability
scheme at his school on his
adapted bike. He is the reason I am
taking part in the 100-mile challenge because he
has achieved more than an average eight-yearold.”
Christine is a regular cyclist, and has taken
part in several C2C rides, however the GNBR
will be her biggest challenge to date, riding a
large scale distance in a shorter amount of time.
Bailey’s dad, Jonathan, said: “Knowing
Bailey has motivated
Christine to ride
100-miles as a personal
challenge,as well as for
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Cerebral Palsy Sport,
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NEWS IN BRIEF
Fashion Entrepreneurs
Its Simple Clothing is a Nottingham based clothing
brand created by two brothers and young entrepreneurs.
They are looking to follow in the footsteps of some of
Nottingham’s renowned clothing and fashion brands.
With Nottingham’s independent clothing brands scene
and creative community thriving, it is the perfect time to
celebrate Its Simple’s first anniversary.
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Puppy Therapy
Puppies have given students in Nottingham welcome
relief from exam stress as part of a Wellness Week
initiative. The University of Nottingham’s Law Society
hosted a Puppy Room with help from charity Guide
Dogs recently.
The event was held to help students’ focus on their
wellbeing in the run up to their exams.
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Change and
Save Lives
A charity working with homeless
people in the East Midlands is urging
members of the public to come together
on a single day of fundraising fun this
month to help change and save lives.
Framework, which helps more than
11,000 homeless and vulnerable people a
year across the East Midlands, will hold
its fourth annual “Do it for Framework
Day” on Friday, May 22nd. Local groups,
schools, businesses and individuals will
be encouraged to do a special something
for Framework on a single day of
community-based action.
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IF YOU’VE GOT A STORY
Puppy
Therapy
Puppies have given students in
Nottingham welcome relief from
exam stress as part of a Wellness
Week initiative.
The University of
Nottingham’s Law
Society hosted a Puppy
Room with help from
charity Guide Dogs
recently. The event was
held to help students’
focus on their wellbeing in the
run up to their exams. More than
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Ready,
Set,Bake!
Baking enthusiasts can take
advantage of two unique cake
decorating classes at Eastwood’s
D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre
this month, as professional cake
decorator Victoria CopestakeFoster offers her expert tips
and tricks.
The three-hour classes will take
place at 10.00am until 1.00pm
and 1.30pm until 4.30pm on
Thursday 7th and Thursday 21st
May at the Heritage Centre, on
Mansfield Road with Victoria on
hand to help with the decoration
20 guide dog puppies in training
and qualified guide dogs were in
attendance,
ranging from six months to nine
years old.
Students donated £2 each to Guide
Dogs to enter the room where
they got to stroke and pet the dogs
whilst finding out the difference
that a guide dog can make to
someone’s life.
The university’s Law Society
has pledged to raise £5,000 to
name a guide dog puppy. This
will help contribute to the costs
of a puppy’s early years training
helping it on its way to become
a guide dog. To find out how you
can name a guide dog puppy visit
www.guidedogs.org.uk or contact
the local Guide Dogs team on
0845 372 7424 or
[email protected]
Star
Advice
Journalism students from New
College Nottingham (ncn) have
been rubbing shoulders with
stars from the industry.
Stuart Richards, Roisin
Metcalfe, and Charlotte Stopper,
who are all studying FdA
Journalism and FdA Broadcast
Media at ncn, were invited to the
BBC Radio
One London
studios to learn
from some of
the best in the
business.
During the
visit they got
to speak to
BBC Newsbeat
reporters, visit
the world
famous Live
Lounge and
even get tips
from Fearne
Cotton and
Radio 1Xtra
DJ Trevor
Nelson.
FdA
Journalism
student, Roisin
Metcalfe,
18, said:
“It was a
fantastic
experience
to meet
and learn
from
some of the
top names
in the
industry,
including
Fearne Cotton and Trevor
Nelson. We learnt so much and
it was great to see how things
are done in professional
studios, we even got to have a
go on the radio mixing desk,
which was really good, as it
was quite different to the
of six vintage
style cup-cakes
including hand
moulded roses,
pearls and bows.
Everyone taking
part will have their
cake creations
boxed so they can
be taken home
and enjoyed.
Each class costs
just £20 to include
tea and cake.
Numbers per session
are limited so booking is essential.
Victoria is an experienced
professional cake maker
and decorator who trained
with The Little Venice Cake
Company in Lincoln. For more
information and to book your
place, please contact D.H.
Lawrence Heritage on
01773 717 353, email
[email protected]
or visit
www.dhlawrenceheritage.org
WHERE
YOU ARE
East Bridgford
A fire broke out in a flat on Cross
Lane in East Bridgford last week;
it was reported to Nottinghamshire
Police at 11:30pm on Monday 4th
May. A 36 year old man has been
arrested in connection with the fire
for arson with intent. He is currently
on bail, pending further enquiries.
The fire caused damage to two
maisonette flats. A pregnant woman
and a male were taken to hospital
as a precaution and were released
shortly afterwards. There were no
other reported injuries.
one we are used to
using in the ncn radio
studios, with lots of
different jingles
to use!
“We also got to
speak to Trevor and
Fearne about getting into
the industry and it was
great to hear their
thoughts and opinions
about how to get in
and what’s best to do.”
More information
about the Journalism
courses that ncn
offers can be found
on the ncn website here.
Being Mindful
To mark the Mental Health
Foundation’s Mental Health
Awareness Week 2015,
Nottinghamshire Healthcare
will be celebrating the diversity
of mindfulness used in services
across the organisation to promote
the emotional wellbeing of staff,
service users, carers and
the public.
This year’s Mental Health
Awareness Week, which runs
from 11-17 May, is highlighting
mindfulness, and, more broadly,
the positive steps people can take
to increase mental resilience.
Mindfulness is a positive
response to the pressures of
modern lifestyles in work,
school and
the home, and is an
additional tool
for improving mental health.
Throughout the week
Nottinghamshire Healthcare will
be using Facebook and Twitter
to share how mindfulness-based
techniques permeate many of
our services, as well as staff
and service users’ views of the
practice.
They will also be linking to
articles, mindfulness courses and
mental health organisations to
raise awareness of the importance
of looking after our emotional
wellbeing, because just like
physical health, we all have
mental health, and we all need
to take time to look after our
minds.
People can find out about how
Nottinghamshire Healthcare
uses mindfulness by following
our social media pages:
Twitter – @NottsHealthcare and
Facebook – Nottinghamshire
Healthcare.
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What’s On
Near You?
Carlton
A variety show to showcase local
talent will be held at Carlton
Academy in May to raise
money for charity.
Gedling Borough Council is
organising the ‘Mayor’s Last
Stand’, a variety performance
which will include magic, dance
and music performed by local
schools and volunteer groups.
There will also be performances
from the Prima Dance School,
Netherfield Bank Community
Choir, Spotlight Theatre Group
and many more.
Saturday 16th May at 7:00pm
Tickets are £7 and refreshments
will be available at the interval.
For further details and tickets
people can contact the Elections
and Members Services Team on
0115 901 3673.
Proceeds raised from this event
will be donated to the Mayor’s
chosen charities; The Alzheimer’s
Society and the Age
UK Nottingham
‘Men in Sheds’ project.
All Things
Vintage!
On Saturday 16th May 2015 Creswell
Crags will be celebrating everything
vintage with a fabulous Vintage
and Handmade Craft Fair and
Picnic.
The event runs from 11-5pm and is
free admission, charges apply for
refreshments.
Whether your favourite era is the
swinging sixties, roaring twenties or
the fabulous forties dress up and
come to Creswell Crag’s Vintage and
Handmade Craft Fair. There will be a
range of stalls
selling an eclectic
mix of beautiful
handmade crafts,
jewellery, art and
vintage décor.
A range of
delicious vintage
cakes will be
available to enjoy
with a cup of
tea or coffee in
the Crag’s Edge
Cafe. Children will also be able to play some
traditional games in the meadow, including
trying their hand at a coconut shy and
hopscotch.
Event organiser Michael Crane says “We
love all things vintage here at Creswell Crags.
This is a great opportunity for families and
people of all ages to come along and have
some good old fashioned fun!”
For further information about the event please
contact [email protected]
or 01909 720378.
Your Local
Filmmakers
Two brothers from
Balderton, Newark
have come together
and created a new
independent
film,
DAMAGED. The majority of the cast are from
the East Midlands and the film was made on
almost zero budget.
Darren and David Furness submitted the film
to several international film festivals and won
three awards from Canada, Australia and New
York.
DAMAGED is a dark and
disturbing look into the lives
of six people and the secrets
that they keep- this is a film
for adult viewing only.
The brothers are selfdistributing the film through
an independent distribution
site called VHX which will
enable them to control
and monitor every
aspect of their
independent
online
distribution
for the film.
The pair
aim to
grow their
company,
Midlander
Films into
a successful
film production
company and to
continue making more
independent films in and
around the region in the
future.
Film Synopsis- Six seemingly
ordinary people hide chilling
secrets of murderous and
sexual acts. They appear to
live normal lives, but their
minds are haunted by a
darker side of human nature.
As they reveal their secrets,
the question of whether any
of us really know anyone,
especially ourselves, raises an
all too disturbing answer.
Damaged will be available
to rent and/or digitally
download from Friday 15th
May 2015 exclusively from
the film’s website,
www.damaged.com.
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IF YOU’VE GOT A STORY
Its Simple
Clothing
Its Simple Clothing is a
Nottingham based clothing brand
created by two brothers and
young entrepreneurs. They are
looking to follow in the footsteps
of some of Nottingham’s
renowned clothing and fashion
brands. With Nottingham’s
independent clothing brands
scene and creative community
thriving, it is the perfect time
to celebrate Its Simple’s first
anniversary.
Its Simple Clothing is a
Nottingham based independent
clothing line that offers limited
edition high quality items. The
aim of Its Simple is to keep
all products original (no more
than 50 of the same items are
printed), affordable, attractive and
fashionable.
Kurtis (24), and Liam (20)
Bateman, from Arnold, are
the two brothers behind Its
Simple Clothing. Growing
up in Nottingham, they both
attended The Redhill Academy.
The brothers took
different routes once
they completed their
GCSE's. Kurtis took
the academic route,
completing his BSc
(Hons) in Mathematics at the
University of Wolverhampton,
followed by MSc Numerical
Techniques for Finance at the
University of Nottingham. Liam,
the more creative of the brothers,
followed his childhood dream of
becoming a professional footballer
and is currently at Aston Villa
Football Club.
Kurtis and Liam have both
personally financed the
development of the company.
Its Simple became a reality
in May 2014, with the design
and embroidery of their first
20 hats. Since then, through
hard work and dedication, the
brand has continued to grow,
with sales in the hundreds and
Cybercrime
Combat
With the number of online
threats increasing, East
Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire,
Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
is working with the regional
branches of the UK Cyber
Security Forum and the Institute
of Information Security
Professionals to host the event,
at which business can learn how
serious the threats are and how
best to counter them.
It is estimated that cybercrime
costs UK businesses more than
£6.8bn-a-year and costs the
global economy around £266bn.
The cost of rectifying the damage
caused is also increasing,
making it essential that firms
know the risks, take steps to
combat them and have adequate
insurance in place to cover all
losses if they
are targeted.
Businesses at the event will learn
how insurance fits as part of an
overall risk management strategy,
receive an overview of the current
cyber insurance market, see details
of the policies available and get
hints about how products are
likely to evolve. There will also be
a presentation from
the Department for
Business, Innovation
& Skills on the
latest Government
initiatives.
Andy Watterson, the
Chamber’s Business
Crime Manager, said:
“This event is part of
a series of forums that
provide a platform
for those with an
interest in cyber
security to come
together to share ideas
with peers, build
links to colleagues
with similar roles,
explore issues of
common concern,
keep up-to-date with
developments in the
field and draw on
the knowledge and
expertise of a network
of contacts.”
The free event is being
held at Santander, Narborough,
Leicestershire and starts at
6pm on 21 May. To book, visit
http://bit.ly/1zL6D9a.
A Leading
Example
place a huge burden on
public services and these
include the repeated
offender, the person
committing anti-social
behaviour and the frequent
Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s hospital attender.
The team works with this
Alcohol Related Long Term
group by assessing the need
Conditions Team, has been
chosen by Alcohol Concern as of the service user from their
perspective, assertively engaging,
an example of good practice.
The team were chosen for the organising coordination
innovative work they do with of services leading to the
appropriate use of the
people who are treatment or
healthcare system
change resistant drinkers.
Information about the service The work of the team has led to
will be disseminated nationally the improved personal experience
of patients, and the reduced
to Public Health England
burden on informal carers.
(PHE) leads and more than
The cost savings of the work
25 local authorities who
with this group have also been
want to adopt a similar Blue
incredible. In just one year the
Light Approach to tackling
team has saved £360,000 in
treatment-resistant drinkers.
A small group of these clients healthcare costs alone.
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drawing customers from
nationwide. Its Simple now
sells a variety of beanies,
hats, hoodies, jackets,
sweatshirts and t-shirts.
Nottingham through and
through, Kurtis and Liam
recognise the growing
creative industries
community in the City
make Nottingham the best
place for Its Simple to
develop and grow.
All of Its Simple’s
products are screen printed
local to Nottingham.
The brand has also had
high profile endorsements
from the likes of
international footballers
such as Jack Grealish,
Gabriel Agbonlahor and
more.
The future looks bright
with the brothers hoping
to see the brand in wellknown retailers and maybe
their own shop one day.
The sky is the limit and
with enough dedication
and hard work the
improbable is possible. Its
Simple.
THE COUNTRY COTTAGE
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED, CONGRATULATIONS......
A Life-Saving
Lesson
L - R Liam Bateman, Kurtis Bateman
Ten schools in Nottinghamshire will
be tuning into the biggest first aid
lesson ever on Friday 12th June to give
their pupils the chance to learn vital
skills that could save lives.
The nation’s leading first aid charity is
calling on more schools in the region
to join the Big First Aid Lesson, which
will be hosted by TV presenter Claudia
Winkleman.
So far, the lesson will be educating
over 85,000 pupils up and down the
country, already exceeding St John
Ambulance’s original target of 50,000.
The lesson is a free, one hour, online
first aid training session filmed live
and streamed directly into classrooms
across Nottinghamshire.
It combines first aid training and 999
scenarios with real life stories, as well
as plenty of opportunities for students
to join the conversation via Google
Hangouts.
The Big First Aid Lesson will teach
students how to respond to
emergencies, such as asthma
attacks and head injuries, so
they have the skills and
confidence to be the difference
between life
and death.
The only equipment schools
need to take part is an internet
connection and a screen (such as
an interactive whiteboard) for
their pupils to watch in the
classroom or during assembly.
Claudia Winkleman, TV presenter
and mother of three said: “The
Big First Aid Lesson is a fantastic
and engaging way of teaching
students the skills they may
need to help keep a classmate
or a family member safe in an
emergency while they’re out on
the playground or during the
holidays. All schools should
make teaching young people
basic first aid a top priority.”
For more information visit
www.sja.org.uk/bigfirstaidlesson
We want this to be a very SPECIAL DAY for you both
A warm welcome awaits you when you visit The Country Cottage Hotel.
Julie and Andrew Sturt have restored and refurbished a collection of 17th Century Cottages making this a superb
venue for your Wedding day.
We pride ourselves on preparing excellent food and choosing good staff to ensure your day runs smoothly. Our
Chefs have taken great care in providing a varied choice of menus and our experienced wedding co-ordinator
will tailor make your special day. We aim to take care of all your worries leaving you to relax and enjoy the day.
We can accommodate up to 100 people for your afternoon reception and up to 200
people for an evening Buffet Reception.
you to choose the
drinks and food that
you require for your
guests. The hotel
has a licence to hold
Weddings and Civil
Ceremonies. We
can therefore cater
for all or any part of
your day, from the
ceremony to an
excellent Wedding
Breakfast and
through to evening
entertainment for
ng Co-ordinator
your family and
Linda Thorpe Weddi
friends. My role is
to listen to what your
My name is Linda Thorpe
dream day includes and
and I am the Wedding
to help you plan the finer
Coordinator at The Country details personal to you.
Cottage Hotel.
Situated in the heart of
I love nothing more than
Ruddington and steeped in
being able to show all
history, the 17th Century
our potential Brides &
Hotel is a collection of
Grooms around the Hotel
cottages which have
facilities as the brochure
been lovingly restored to a
really doesn’t capture the
fabulous standard to create
beauty of
22 bedrooms.
the venue.
There is a walled courtyard
We offer a bespoke
which includes a feature
Wedding venue allowing
wishing well. The beautiful
gardens are well
maintained throughout
the year and during the
summer months with the
addition of delightful
hanging baskets they
create a wonderful
backdrop for some
stunning photographs
providing memories of your
Special Day.
The Hotel is family owned
and run with a dedicated
team of staff who are
welcoming, friendly
and are focused on
making sure you and
your guests have a
wonderful day.
I work closely with
Adam our Head Chef
and his kitchen team
to make sure the
food you choose is
of the finest quality
and he is constantly
updating his menus
and is always
available for
advice during our
planning.
I am passionate
about my role and love
the excitement of being
involved in helping to make
your dreams
come true. To me
each Wedding is individual
and includes all your
own personal touches .
I would love to invite
you to the hotel and
have a coffee and
chat about your
Special Day .
Suttons Courtyard, Easthorpe Street, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6LA
Tel: 0115 984 6882 | www.thecountrycottagehotel.co.uk
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HOLDING A LOCAL EVENT?
The start of May means it’s time
to get green-fingered and plant
up those plots to grow your own
heart healthy produce this summer.
Whether you’ve got an allotment
or just a few pots it’s easy to go
from being a couch potato to a
growing pro and putting health
firmly on the menu with your own
edible harvest of goodness.
Gardening is a great way to stay
active, tone up those muscles and
keep stress at bay while soaking
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Women in
Business
The Midlands branch of leading women’s
network and training organisation,
Forward Ladies, welcomed Dragon’s
Den entrepreneur, Kirsty Henshaw, as
the guest speaker at its event in
Nottingham recently.
Around sixty delegates from a
cross-section of business sectors
including professional services,
construction,
hotel and leisure, print and packaging,
training, the media and charities
attended the event, which took place
at the Nottingham Belfry. They heard
from Kirsty about her entrepreneurial
journey to date, from the infamous
Dragon’s Den pitch to the present day.
In 2010, a then 24 year-old Kirsty
became one of the youngest
Put Your
Health First
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entrepreneurs to receive investment on the
programme: £65,000 from Peter Jones and
Duncan Bannatyne for a 30% stake in her
healthy chilled ready meals range,
which is on the shelves of
leading supermarkets.
Kirsty has now bought the dragons
out and the business is geared for overs
eas expansion.
Forward Ladies organised the event
to inspire the region’s leading
businesswomen in preparation for
the Midland regional heats of the
Women in Business Awards, which
take place in Nottingham in October.
More information about Forward Ladies
and their national awards
programme can be found here
http://forwardladies.com/national-awards/.
vegetable seeds to
keep your plates
interesting and full
of colour
up some sun
tasks each week.
for a boost of • Get outdoors and bring a breath
vitamin D. So of fresh air into your weekly
shake the dust off
that spade and get
ready to dig for
your dinner.
Reap the rewards
• Digging, raking,
weeding and
mowing the lawn
all make your
heart work harder
to help keep it strong and healthy, routine.
so make the most of those active • A packet of seeds for less than
£1 can provide for your family for and flavour.
weeks or even months making it
• Maximise your space by planting
much cheaper than buying produce in pots on the patio and herbs
on the window sill and you’ll
discover how easy and rewarding
it can be to put food on the table,
even when space is tight.
• Think inside the box and grow
oranges, figs and tomatoes indoors
or in the greenhouse.
Whether you’re a budding
beginner or a garden guru, it’s
surprisingly easy to spruce up
your growing space and turn your
from the supermarket.
efforts into delicious heart healthy
• Buy a range of different
produce. But be careful, you may
Ambition
in the City
A networking event for start-up
businesses and SMEs has shown
Nottingham’s ambition to make
the city the best for growing
businesses to set up in.
A networking lunch for start-up
businesses and entrepreneurs
was held by First Enterprise
Business Agency this week at
City College Nottingham to
discuss some of the challenges
small businesses are facing over
the coming months.
The event provided an
opportunity for business
owners to pose questions to city
councillors regarding support for
small businesses.
First Enterprise Business Agency
is a Nottingham-based enterprise
development organisation
serving the entire East Midlands.
As a not for profit organisation,
First Enterprise provides loans
and free business advice to startups and existing businesses from
all backgrounds and sectors.
Business owners from across
the city put their questions to
business leaders during
the event.
In its 25 year history, First
Enterprise has supported 112
businesses in the Nottingham
and Nottinghamshire area –
distributing more than £3 million
of loan funding a year.
By 2017 it expects distribute
£10 million of funding from a
number of Government grant
funds and loan streams across
the region
If you could give up just
1 hour
of your time to save
3 lives,
get hooked and take growing to
award winning heights with your
giant pumpkin patch.
would you do it?
Give blood at the new
Nottingham Blood Donor Centre
To book your appointment please visit
www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23
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Discounted parking at Trinity Square car park when donating at the new centre
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John & Eileen Haselden with Alan Hill with ex Forest & Notts County play...
£5k in Memory of Clough
A charity event featuring Alan
Hill, former Nottingham Forest
goalkeeper, assistant manager and
chief scout was a sell out, raising
over £5,500 in aid of Alzheimer’s
Research.
The event was held on Thursday 7th
May 2015 at The Nottinghamshire
Golf and Country Club and was
attended by 170 guests and ex Forest
and Notts County footballers who
listened to Alan Hill recall funny and
emotional stories from his career
at Barnsley right through to his
years working at Nottingham Forest
during the glory years of Brian
Clough.
Alan Hill (71) made over 250
REGRET
THAT
TATTOO?
With
summer
hopefully
approaching
there will be many people who
won’t wear short sleeves because
appearances in the Football League
for Barnsley, Rotherham United and
Nottingham Forest between 1960 and
1970. His career ended in 1970 when he
broke his arm playing for Forest. Alan
remained at the club as assistant manager
to Frank Clark and served as chief scout
under Brian Clough.
The event was held in support of
John Haselden, a former professional
footballer and chartered physiotherapist
at Nottingham Forest who has recently
been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The players who attended in recognition
of their friendship with John included;
Frank Clark, Darren Heyes, Gary Mills,
John Galley, Les Bradd, Jimmy McCann
and Graham Collier.
John’s wife Eileen had set out to raise
£2000 to help Alzheimer’s Research find
a cure for Alzheimer's disease, one of the
most common types of dementia, affecting
almost 830,000 people in the UK
Commenting Eileen said, “When John was
first diagnosed I was amazed at the stigma
associated with having Alzheimers. My
primary aims are to raise the profile of this
terrible disease so eventually a cure can be
found and to also educate people how to
interact sufferers. Just £10 funds 30 minutes
of research so hopefully we have gone a
long way towards helping find a cure.”
Anyone wishing to make a donation
to Eileen’s fund raising can do so by
visiting: www.virginmoneygiving.com/
EileenHaselden
can take up to six treatments, but could take
less.
2. Saline paste, which is applied using
they are embarrassed
to show their tattoos.
It is strange that those
who have served in the
armed forces often have
their arms
completely
decorated
with tattoos,
but if we see
anyone else
sporting such
artistry it is
frowned upon.
For those who
want to have
small tattoos
removed help
is at hand here
in Retford,
and it doesn’t
require the
use of laser. In
fact there
are two different
methods.
1. A Bio-Herbal Gel
which is tattooed
into the area. A
lot of the pigment
comes
out with the
first application.
Depending on the
depth of the ink this
the same method as the
Bi-Herbal Gel.
Contact Dawn Cragg MBE if you
would like more information.
Details below.
Fancy a change? There is a lot of
demand for experts in non-laser
tattoo removal, especially ones on
the hands & fingers which can’t
be covered by clothing. Often it
is an ex-partner’s name that causes
a conflict in a new relationship!
Training in the removal of small
tattoos is available to
graduates
of Dawn Cragg’s
Foundation
Course in
Micropigmentation (Medical
& Cosmetic Tattooing).
It can be a very lucrative
side-line for regular
tattooists, Beauty Therapists.
So if you fancy a career
move ring the office and talk
to Dawn. All courses are
one-to-one with Dawn,
models provided. Various
courses available
with subjects
dealing with Cosmetic
Tattooing (permanent
make-up) , Medical,
(scar camouflage/
relaxation, postmastectomy breast
enhancement, etc.) Scalp
tattooing (hair simulation)
etc.
Dawn Cragg MBE & her
company M.T.E.C. Ltd
look forward to
hearing from you.
01777 860500 –
[email protected] –
www.dawncragg.net
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Change and
Save Lives
A charity working with homeless
people in the East Midlands is
urging members of the public to
come together on a single day of
fundraising fun this month to help
change and save lives.
Framework, which helps more
than 11,000 homeless and
vulnerable people a year across
the East Midlands, will hold
its fourth annual “Do it for
Framework Day” on Friday, May
22nd. Local groups, schools,
businesses and individuals will
be encouraged to do a special
something for Framework on a
single day of community-based
action.
From sponsored walks to cake
bakes; from offices to classrooms,
people across the region are
needed to take part in a range of
unusual activities in aid of a very
serious cause.
Homelessness remains a visible
issue across Lincolnshire and
Nottinghamshire and the current
demand for Framework’s services
proves this. Every single penny
raised from Do it for Framework
Day will be used to supplement
vital work in the community –
to prevent people from losing
their homes, to help people who
are homeless, and to provide
opportunities for vulnerable people
to change their lives.
Do it for Framework day organiser
Sarah Cross explained: “Do it for
Framework day organiser Sarah
Cross explained: “We are working
hard to raise our profile in the
The Testing
Begins…!
Daytime tram testing has begun
to Clifton town centre and
through to the new Park and
Ride site.
In another important step
towards the start of passenger
services on the expanded
network, the latest trials mean
that trams will be running
during the day along the
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communities that we serve so that
more people know who we are
and how we can help. This event
will give us the perfect chance to
do that.”
There will be acts of fundraising
across the East Midlands,
Framework’s new partners the
Waterside Shopping Centre and
New Look store in central Lincoln
will be Doing-It. Sainsbury’s
Tritton Road will be promoting all
things orange in the supermarket.
The 12th West Bridgford Brownies
will get sponsored to build and
sleep in their own cardboard
shelters.
All ideas are welcomed and
encouraged By Framework. To
learn more or get involved contact
[email protected] or call
Sarah on 07964 974 304.
whole length of the Clifton
line.
Tramlink Nottingham
Executive Chairman, Phil
Hewitt said: “Daytime
running from one end of the
line to the other means we
can really start to ramp up
the essential driver training
programme. All NET’s drivers
have to have an intimate
knowledge of the new routes
and this part of the project will
intensify over the
Free Water
Sport Sessions
coming weeks.
“We understand that people
may now begin to wonder
why they can’t get on the
trams when they can see them
running up and down the lines
to Chilwell and Clifton but we
will be working closely with
our partners to make sure the
system is open to the public
as soon as possible. There can
however be no shortcuts taken
in the system tests and training
as we have to be sure that when
we do open for passengers
the network is both safe and
reliable.”
Mr Hewitt added: “So far the
commissioning programme has
been going extremely well and
we’re looking forward to day
time trials being extended to
the whole of the Beeston line in
the near future.”
From the 9th – 17th May,
discounted windsurfing and
sailing taster sessions are
available at RYA clubs and
centres across the country,
including several in Nottingham.
RYA Push the Boat Out is a
fantastic opportunity for friends
and families to experience
sailing and windsurfing. Over
nine days you can enjoy
FREE and
discounted
‘have a go’
taster sessions
at sailing
clubs and
centres across
the UK.
In 2014, an
incredible
24,000 people
across the
country got
involved, and
so the popular
event is making a welcome return
this May.
Jade Gresham, NGB
Liaison Manager at Sport
Nottinghamshire, said: “Push the
Boat out is a great initiative and we
are pleased to hear it will make a
welcome return in May after a very
popular attendance last year.
“We hope families and friends
across Nottingham, no matter what
their ability, will be encouraged to
attend their closest sailing club and
try something new and exciting,
all without damaging their pockets.
At the end of the
day, we hope all
involved will
find a passion
in a brand new
sport.”
Whether you’re
a regular sailor,
new to the sport
or simply want
a day out with
the family,
Push the Boat
Out provides
the perfect
opportunity for everyone to get
out on the water and have a fun
day out.
To find your nearest ‘Push the Boat
Out’ venue in Nottingham, and
for more information, visit:
www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo
Share your Push the Boat
Out pictures and experience
by using #pushtheboatout and
#PTBO15.
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A Welcome Winner
#nottsinfocus
Weeks after moving into new
premises, a Mansfield Woodhouse
haberdashery store is welcoming
the winner of last year’s Great
British Sewing Bee to officially
open the building.
Heather Jacks, the winner of series
two of The Great British Sewing
WHERE
YOU ARE
Gedling
Bee is set to run two interactive
sewing workshops at The Faff
Room, both of which sold out
in a matter of hours.
Amanda Holt, Owner and
Director of The Faff Room,
said: “We are all so excited to
welcome Heather Jacks in to
our store. We have a lot of
regular sewers who attend The
Faff Room to make
clothing
or take part in other craft-based
workshops and many have
expressed their
delight that we have been able to
arrange for Heather to officially
open our new premises.”
The Faff Room is a small and
personable business aiming to
encourage creativity in both adults
and children alike.
Visitors are welcome to browse
in the shop where there
are a variety of fabrics and
haberdashery products available,
seek advice
on individual projects and be
inspired by a range of gift ideas.
Workshops are organised for
both adults and young people
on a regular basis and
newcomers are always welcome.
For more information visit
www.thefaffroom.co.uk or
www.facebook.com/thefaffroom
A mural designed by local
school children has been
installed and unveiled in Arnot
Hill Park.
Local artist Jess Kemp worked
with a group of students in years
7-9 from Arnold Hill Academy
to design and create panels to
cover the window spaces on the
former aviary in the rose garden in
Arnot Hill Park.
As well as the students
contributing to painting the mural,
there was also involvement from
children from Arno Vale Junior
School, a group of tenants from
Gedling Homes and families
from the Debz4coffee group.
The mural is the latest
addition to the Arnot Hill Park
arts trail. For more information
visit www.gedling.gov.uk/artstrail.
a Family Fun Day organised by
South Notts Freemasons and
the Great Central Railway on
Sunday 17th May at 10.00am.
This will be in aid of charity
Faith in Families and promises
to be a great day out for all.
Jayne was very happy to support
an event providing fun for
all the family, whilst raising
funds for a charity close to her
heart: “Faith in Families has a
national reputation for delivering
exceptional high standards in all
it does, so it is an honour to be
supporting a charity that does
such excellent work on behalf
of vulnerable children. Having
adopted two children myself,
adoption is a cause particularly
close to my heart.
I am very keen to support Faith
in Families’ fundraising efforts
and therefore was delighted to
be able to open the Fun Day at
Ruddington. This has only
been made possible by the
generosity and support of
the South Notts Freemasons
and Great Central Railway
Nottingham, for which we are
very grateful.”
For more information
about the day contact
Great Central Railway
in Ruddington or visit
http://gcrn.co.uk/events/2015events/may-family-fun-day
Family Fun Day
Jayne Torvill, OBE, ice dancing
world champion and patron of
Nottingham children’s charity
Faith in Families, will be opening
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New Opportunities
Learn To Skate
Try something new and get fit in time for
summer! The National Ice Centre’s Learn
to Skate courses are open to people of
all ages and abilities with a minimum
enrolment age of five years old.
Participants are taught the basics skills
needed to ice skate by World-class
coaches and those looking to learn
can do so in the very same rink where
Nottingham legends Jayne Torvill &
Christopher Dean once trained.
The next set of Learn to Skate lessons
(Skate UK) start this week. The sixweek course costs £49.50 for children
(aged 5 - 15) and £55 for adults (aged
16+). Prices include group tuition and
skate hire.
To book a place on a Skate UK course,
visit the National Ice Centre and book in person or call
0843 373 3000. More information can be found online at
www.national-ice-centre.com.
Local Stapleford people who are retired or no
longer in full-time employment have signed-up
for new University of the Third Age (U3A) to
create new opportunities for themselves and
make friends.
Over 80 people from Stapleford and nearby
crowded into Stapleford Methodist Church on
6th May to join Stapleford U3A (University
of the Third Age) and to sign-up for interest
groups to enhance their lives since completing
full-time employment. "I was delighted to see
the church crowded with people who wanted
to support a U3A in our town," said steering
committee chairman Trevor Williams, a retired
baker, confectioner and minister who moved
to Stapleford from Bristol five years ago to be
nearer to his family.
Trevor first became involved with continued
learning when helping Malawi food aid
programmes in 2006 and, with his wife, has
visited the country three times. Over the years
the programmes have raised nearly £1/4M.
The eight interest groups now planning their
programmes are members who want to want
to share interests in local history, crafts, short
walks and rambling, gardening, family history,
photography for fun, books, singing for fun and
bridge and canasta.
They will be recruiting more members at the
next meeting, at the
Methodist Church on
3rd June and members
will be helped to start
new ones covering any
other subjects they want.
They will also hear what
should be an entertaining
and instructive talk.
The meeting starts at 2
o’clock.
Membership of
Stapleford U3A costs £20
annually to cover the cost
of venue hire and other
running costs but visitors
will be welcome to come
along free of charge to one
meeting to see if they want to join.
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Gem of the Vale
The Best
Kept Secret
A stunning County
with plenty on offer,
there is an array of
entertainment and
a vast amount to do
throughout Lincolnshire,
all celebrating what it
has to offer.
Lincolnshire offers a
diverse selection of
exciting attractions,
activities, events and
festivals for all the
family as well as miles
of peaceful scenery,
nature reserves and
wildlife to enjoy. It is this
colourful variety that
makes Lincolnshire an
exciting destination for
visitors of all ages and
interests.
The Lincolnshire coast has many family resorts and
for those with nature at heart, the Wolds is a finely
cherished landscape with national importance.
Lincolnshire is the heart of rural England with
countryside walks, intimate venues and
stunning artwork galleries.
It’s certainly the place to be for a fantastic
time. There’s so much on offer in and around
Lincolnshire, you may need more than just one
day to explore! Whether it’s a weekend by the
coast, the highly reputable night life or taking
a step back and discovering its history and
culture, you’re sure to find something to keep
you busy and entertained!
What to do…
Feed the animals
at farm parks
where you can
cuddle rabbits and
goats and have a
ride on a tractor
while learning
about the history
and traditions of
the countryside.
On rainy days find
an indoor play barn
with ball ponds and
safe play areas and
let your children wear
themselves out while
you sit and enjoy a
drink.
Enjoy a visit to one of
The Grantham Canal truly is
a gem in the Vale of Belvoir
and for those of you that may
enjoy a leisurely stroll, a bike
ride or if you are a lover of
nature, there is now a fantastic
guide available to purchase,
giving you all the
information that you need to
make the most
out of everything that the
and a list of pubs and restaurants
that you will
find along the canal. You will
also find lots of information
for nature lovers about the
abundance of wildlife and
plant life throughout the canal.
The Grantham Canal connects
Nottingham and the beautiful
Vale of Belvoir to the historic
town of Grantham. The canal has
canal has to offer.
In the guide you will find details
maps and guides of the canal, a
mound of historic information
been a cherished part of
our landscape and heritage
for many years and it has
been enjoyed by a number of
communities and visitors along
its route.
You can make the most of the
canal by boat on the Grantham
Canal Cruise, available for up to ten
people and for either 2, 3 or 4 hours.
For more information on the cruise
and how to book your place you can
visit www.granthamcanal.org,
here you can also purchase your
copy of the Grantham Canal Guide.
the animal sanctuaries in
Lincolnshire - donkeys,
horses, hedgehogs - and
do your bit to help look
after them.
Take a ride on a steam
train and enjoy the
nostalgia of times gone
by.
Get off to a great start
Mablethorpe Illuminations 2015
roaming around the town so
watch out for those mischievous
characters. We are pleased to
welcome the sensational Russell’s
Circus as the headline act for this
years event, who will wow you
with their dynamic choreography.
Judy, Twist and Make, with lots
The evening will finish with a
of street theatre throughout the
magnificent firework display.
day and Mablethorpe’s very own
The event is being organised and
Tennyson Players who are back to funded by Magna Vitae Trust for
perform their latest work! Along
Leisure & Culture in partnership
with music on the beach, there will with East Lindsey District
be something to do for the whole
Council, Mablethorpe Town
family!
Council and Mablethorpe Area
SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2015
Mablethorpe Central Promenade
The schools have broken up and
the summer holidays are upon us.
Get off to a great start by packing
yourself and your family up
for a day at Mablethorpe where
celebration’s for the summer
will kick off with the annual
Illuminations event, set to take
place on Saturday 25th July 2015.
From 10am, you will be able to
browse round a crafty street market
on the high street, visit all the
shops that the town has to offer and
wander down to the beach to get
involved with the sand sculpting
with Love Architecture. Watch
out for the stilt walkers, punch &
And the fun doesn’t stop
there! Ensure to get yourself a
comfortable spot on Mablethorpe
Promenade as from 7pm, the
evening will come alive with
music on the beach from Louise
Chapman, local band Klout, solo
artist Will Silver and the fantastic
roaming band Mr Wilson’s Second
Liners. Street Theatre will be
Partnership Community Interest
Company.
*Programme information is
correct at time of printing.
However, East Lindsey District
Council reserves the right
to alter the programme or to
substitute facilitators at events if
circumstances make it necessary.
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Everyone
to Enjoy
The Grantham Canal
Society maintains a
4.5 mile section from
the A1 at Grantham to
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir.
The society is
a committee led volunteer
organisation and an
established charity
and was first formed
in 1960. It has since
been responsible for the
restoration of five locks,
numerous bridges and
the removal of the entire
Woolsthorpe
embankment which
totally closed all
navigation in the area.
Much credit goes to
numerous organisations
who have generously
contributed the necessary
funds. They currently
operate a growing
fleet of workboats,
the latest acquisition
being Osberton, a weed
harvester boat. A major
source of income is their
trip boat, The Three
Shires, which can often
be seen taking passengers
on short trips or on a 2-4
hour cruise along the
canal.
The
Grantham
Canal
Society
is keen to
engage
with local
residents
along the canal so that every
section is represented by
volunteer groups. We can then
all work together to return this
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beautiful canal back into a
fit-for purpose amenity
for everyone to enjoy. If you
would like a copy of the
guide it is currently available
by ordering it from the
website,
www.granthamcanal.org.
A number of bookshops and
Post Offices have expressed
an interest in stocking it so
it may be a good idea to
check with them first.
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Explore The Outdoors…
If you enjoy fresh air, space and
tranquillity, try hiking along the
Viking Way, or strolling along the
inspiring Tennyson Trail.
You could go cycling (or walking
if you prefer) along one of the
trails and circular routes crisscrossing Lincolnshire's
waterways network.
Lincolnshire has some of the
finest fishing waters in England,
both for novice and experienced
anglers. If you enjoy golf
Lincolnshire has over 50 golf
courses to choose from so you
won’t be stuck for
somewhere to go!
Things are about to get hot at this
year’s show as Britain’s Sexiest
Farmer joins the judging panel.
This year ‘Show Chic’, sponsored
by Lincolnshire based evening
wear, Red Carpet Ready, will be on
the lookout for Lincolnshire’s best
dressed at the show on Thursday
25th June – with George Grant
on the judging panel.
The competition, ‘Show
Chic’, encourages attendees
to dress in their best attire
for the Lincolnshire Show
to be put forward to win
some fabulous prizes. The
judges will select one lucky
winner who will be crowned
the winner of ‘Show Chic’ and
two runners up.
For more information and to
Fairground showman
Billy Butlin set up his
first camp here, while
Skegness was one of
Britain’s first seaside
resort towns - and still
amongst the most
popular. Beaches,
amusements and
good old-fashioned
fun… no wonder it’s
such a family favourite,
come rain or shine.
But don’t be fooled.
It’s not all bucket and
spades. Perfect for bird
watchers and nature
lovers, Lincolnshire's
Natural Coast is one of
Lincoln’s best secrets!
How about some
good old-fashioned
family fun at the
seaside? Welcome to
one of Britain's bestloved family seaside
destinations. Fun
riders and their
show jumping
skills in the
main ring and
a chainsaw
sculpture
show in the
countryside
ring will
see wooden
sculptures
created using
a chainsaw, in a
matter of minutes.
Britain’s
Sexiest
Farmer
A Family
Favourite
days out and traditional
family resorts are what
holiday memories are
made of. Golden
sands, blue flag
beaches, white-knuckle
rides and funfairs...
Skegness, Mablethorpe
and Cleethorpes have
everything families
expect from a perfect
day by the sea.
Take time out amidst
the beautiful countryside
of the Lincolnshire Wolds,
a nationally important
landscape with rolling
chalk hills and areas of
sandstone and clay as
well as charming market
heritage
of the
Lincolnshire
Vales, as
well as
historic and
bustling
towns such as
Stamford
and Grantham?
Head north and
visit one of England’s
best-preserved
medieval manor
houses in England.
With Gainsborough
Old Hall at its heart,
Gainsborough has
origins as a river
crossing place, and
Elsewhere across Lincolnshire, there’s plenty
to keep visitors happy - from city to coast and
countryside.
Kangaroo Kicks!
Showgoers can expect kangaroo
kicks from The Kangaroo Kid
as Lincolnshire’s popular county
show gears up for two days of high
adrenaline family fun when the
attraction comes to Lincolnshire
Showground in June.
Tickets for the prestigious
Lincolnshire Show are now on sale
and easier than ever to get hold of
with the launch of the Show’s new
website.
This year’s main headline
attractions at the Show on 24th
and 25th June include The
Kangaroo Kid - a stuntman from
Brisbane who will be rocking the
Clydesdale Bank Main Ring with
his quadbike antics by performing
some of the most dangerous stunts
possible.
Keen birdwatchers will be able to
enjoy Cuerden Falconry, a display
of the world’s most wonderful
birds including owls, hawks and
eagles.
Crowds will also be amazed by
talented
horse
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purchase your tickets online please
visit www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk.
Award
Winning
Website
The fun and interactive new
website for the Lincolnshire Show
has won a prestigious award at the
first Lincolnshire Digital Awards
recently.
Talented designers behind
the new website, Root
Studio, were awarded with
‘Innovation in Web Design’ for
the colourful and educational
re-brand of Lincolnshire Show’s
website as the showground gears
up for this year’s show on 24th
and 25th June.
towns and picture
perfect villages.
Or how about the
tranquil river walks,
fine Georgian buildings
and architectural
later an inland port,
miles from the sea, but
on the River
Trent, allowing it
to flourish
in the Middle Ages.
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Milling
Days
10 May 2015 - 13 Dec
2015, Cogglesford
Watermill
Cogglesford Watermill
hold special milling
days giving visitors the
opportunity to
see the mill
in operation
producing
wholemeal
flour as it
would have
done over
200 years ago.
Milling days
take place
every second Sunday of the month
from 11am to 4pm.
Dates are as follows: 10 May,
14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13
September, 11 October,
8 November and 13 December.
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The Great War
Remembered
10 Jan 2015 - 31 May
2015, Gainsborough Old
Hall
A magnificent medieval
manor house in the
centre of Gainsborough
with original kitchens,
great hall and tower.
Connections with
Richard III, Henry VIII, The
Mayflower Pilgrims and
John Wesley. Regular
exhibitions and events.
The Johnny Cash
Roadshow
15 May 2015 - 16 May
2015, The Plowright
Theatre
The Plowright Theatre
has a variety of shows
throughout the year.
Antiques, Vintage &
Collectors Fair
23 May 2015 - 25 May
2015, Stamford Town
Meadows
Antiques, Vintage &
Collectors Fair
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armorer and
a cast of
medieval
characters
this bank
holiday
weekend brings
together some of the
best jousters in the
country with a full
supporting programme
of medieval activity
throughout the Castle.
Event 11am – 4.30pm.
Castle Attractions 10am
– 5pm
Admission - Includes
admission to the event,
Medieval Wall Walk,
Victorian Prison and
Magna Carta. Admission
also includes a
free return visit*
Adults £12,
Concession £9.60,
Child £7.20, Family
£31.20
(2 adults & up to 3
children) *Return
visit must be made
within 6 months
from date of issue
and can include
daytime events.
Peppa Pig at
Pleasure Island
25 May 2015 - 25
May 2015, Pleasure
Island
General Admission:
Grand Medieval Joust Single admission
£19.50, Family of
23 May 2015 - 25 May
four £72, Children under
2015, Lincoln Castle
1 meter FREE of charge.
A three day, medieval
Everyone's favourite
tournament of full
cheeky little piggy will
contact jousting for the
be making personal
honor of Lincoln. Four
brave and fully armored appearances at intervals
throughout the day Knights, mounted on
horseback will compete don't forget to bring your
camera! Park admission
in a Joust of Peace
tickets may be preeach day. Meet the
Knights and choose your purchased either via our
website or purchased
champion and cheer
on the day. We look
him on. Together with
forward to seeing you.
musicians, surgeon,
Reviving
History
At Chain Bridge Forge the
Blacksmith’s craft has been
revived within its original
setting and a living Forge has
been created. Both on site and
Britain’s first
woman Prime
Minister, Margaret
Thatcher was
born in the town
and Britain’s first
policewoman
served here. The
original Guildhall
was made up of
three buildings- a
Ballroom and
Courtroom, a Governor’s
Residence and a Jail.
Now it houses a lively
Arts Centre and the
Tourist Information
Centre. At the heart of
Grantham is the parish
church of St. Wulfram
with its soaring 282ft.
spire – one of the most
important town churches
in England. A Town
Trail of Grantham is
available together with
guided walks giving
an insight into bygone days and local
history. Grantham has
an expanding and
developing
town centre, with
many thriving shops,
indoor shopping
centres and a bustling
Saturday street market.
A prosperous Farmers’
Market is a feature on
the second Saturday
each month. During
your stay you may
like to visit Downtown
Superstore with its own
garden centre,
cafes and Boundary
Mill stores, near the A1.
North of Grantham is
Belton House, a Restoration
country house with
25 rooms
open to the public. 1300
acre landscaped park,
formal gardens and
woodland adventure
playground.
Surrounding the town
you can visit Belvoir
Castle. Easton
walled Gardens and
Woolsthorpe Manor.
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The gateway to
Lincolnshire – with its A1
links and high speed rail
service to London – just
over an hour- the town
picked up two accolades
recently when it was
named as one of the top
commuter towns in the
country with good value
property and one of the
best towns to live in Britain.
Sir Isaac Newton
was the most famous
pupil of Grantham’s Kings
School. More recently,
online, the Forge demonstrates
the Blacksmithing skills and
techniques that would have been
used by the Chain Bridge Forge
Blacksmiths and others like them
Fishing for a
family day out?
For details of what to see
and where to stay, see
www.visitlincolnshire.com.
the world over.
Make the most of your visit with
blacksmith demonstrations, craft
days, local history and much
more. You can take a piece of
your visit home with you too with
blacksmith-crafted products on
sale and unique products available
for you to browse through.
3D Printing is also offering the
potential to
change how
the Forge
designs and
manufactures,
offering a
new way of
working which
complements
the tradition of
Blacksmithing.
Blacksmithing
Experience for
Young People
This activity
is open to
young people
over 5 who are
accompanied
by an adult
and are of
a sensible
disposition. The child is dressed
in a leather apron, safety glasses,
gloves, scarf and a cap. The young
person works with the Blacksmith
and creates a coat hook. The
experience last’s 20mins and the
young person is able to take the
hook home.
The experience is available
Wednesday and Friday (10:00 14.00) and every Sunday April
to Oct (11:00 – 3:00), Winter
Opening Nov to March only first
Sunday of the month. Entry is
FREE.
For more information please visit
www.southhollandlife.com.
A fascinating insight into
Grimsby’s maritime history is at
the heart of the Fishing Heritage
Centre. The family-friendly
visitor attraction gives people a
chance to experience the whole
seafaring life from the icy seas to
homemade refreshments!
Remember to get a ticket
from the welcome desk to
climb aboard the Ross Tiger
trawler, moored adjacent to
the centre. Enjoy a guided
tour from a former fisherman
and imagine what life
would be like out at sea.
Bring the whole family
to enjoy the changing
displays in three exhibition
galleries, which often
showcase maritime items
from the museum collection, browse the
shop with its unique items, great for gifts
and relax and unwind in the Café serving
a variety of coffees, teas, hot and cold
lunches and homemade cakes.
Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock,
Grimsby, DN31 1UZ
(01472) 323345
[email protected]
www.thefishingheritagecentre.com
Twitter @GYFhc
www.facebook/fishingheritagecentre
Admission charges (includes access to
the Ross Tiger)
Adult £6 | Child £2 (under fives free)
Concessions £4 (students, senior
citizens and visitors with mobility
difficulties)
Family ticket £12 (two adults and up to
five children)
Up to £2 is redeemable on the Fishing
Heritage Centre car parking tickets.
Access to the shop, café and galleries
is free.
Opening times
April 1 – October 31
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Weekends and bank holidays 10am to 5pm
November 1 – March 31
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Weekends and bank holidays 10am to 4pm
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Get Involved
From the now until 15th June,
discounted hockey sessions
will be available at several
hockey clubs in Nottingham,
part of a national campaign to
encourage more participation
in the sport.
Back to Hockey is a fantastic
opportunity for friends and
closest hockey club and try something new and exciting, all without
damaging their pockets. At the end of the day, we hope all involved
will find a passion in a brand new sport.”
Back to Hockey sessions are fun, sociable and informal and aimed at
people who either haven’t played hockey for a number of years or are
looking to join a brand new sport, with the support of friendly coaches
families to experience the
Nottinghamshire, said: “Back with years of experience.
sport, no matter what their
to Hockey is a great initiative Back to Hockey has also partnered with the national campaign, This Girl
ability. Over five days,
and we are pleased to hear it
Can, an initiative which aims to give more women an opportunity to gain
participants can enjoy
will make a welcome return
the confidence to take part in regular exercise. The ‘This Girl Can’ video
discounted classes at a number in May.
for Back to Hockey can be viewed online, https://youtu.be/iaQKtId4i2g.
of participating hockey clubs
“We hope families and friends Share your Back to Hockey pictures and experience by using #ThisGirlCan
and centres across the UK.
across Nottingham, no matter and #NottinghamGirlsCan and tag @NottmGirlsCan.
Jade Gresham, NGB
what their ability, will be
To find your nearest participating Hockey venue in Nottingham, and for
Liaison Manager at Sport
encouraged to attend their
more information visit www.englandhockey.co.uk/backtohockey.
Join in
the Fun!
Jerry Green Dog Rescue is proud
to be returning for the second
year to hold a Fun Dog Show at
Newstead Abbey and
Historical Gardens on
Sunday 24th May. Our
Nottinghamshire Centre
team will be there to
welcome you at our
fundraising stall where
you can place your
entries or just browse
our dog toys, treats and
accessories. Why not
buy a Grand Draw ticket
for your chance to win £500 cash,
drawn after our last Summer Show
in September.
The Fun Dog Show has 12 classes
along with a Best In Show class
so come along and join in the fun
whilst showing off your canine
friend.
The Dog
Show will
commence at
12 noon with
entries being
taken from
11.30am at a
cost of £1.00
per entry
per class (all
proceeds
to Jerry Green Dog Rescue ).
This event is part of the “Man’s
Best Friend” week being held at
Newstead Abbey and Historical
Gardens during the May
half term.
Jerry Green Dog Rescue is proud
to rescue and rehome dogs
across Lincolnshire,
Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
With over 160 dogs in our care at
any one
time and with no Government or
National Lottery funding, every
single donation is a life-line for
our Charity. Founded in 1961,
we are pleased to now be one
of the UK’s largest dog
rescue Charities.
Discover something new about Clumber
Park this spring. Take a stroll round the
stunning Walled Kitchen Garden, see the
stunning apple blossom and find over
130 varieties of rhubarb in the national
collection for rhubarb – you can even
buy some to take home!
In June, ‘Follow me, open me, look in
me’ will reveal some of Clumber Park’s
hidden secrets and take visitors to places
they didn’t know existed, and see things
that they would just normally walk
straight past. Visitors
will be able to see the
Duke’s toilet, find the
petrol pump at the Duke’s
garage, World War II decleansing chambers and so much more.
For the more adventurous visitors there are over
20 miles of way marked routes to explore, you
can even hire a bike from the Cycle Hire Centre.
Drop in to the Café to have a well-earned rest
with a cup of freshly ground coffee and a tasty
piece of home-made cake or pack a picnic
and admire the views across the lake from the
Pleasure Ground.
To find out more about Clumber Park, opening
times and the variety of events on this summer
please visit the website www.nationaltrust.
org.uk/clumber-park or call the park office on
01909 476592
Simply Stunning
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12 - 18 May 2015
Look After
Those Pearly
Whites…!
Oral health charity the British
Dental Health Foundation is
delighted to announce the return
of National Smile Month, a
campaign which aims to
improve the oral health
of millions of adults and
children throughout the
United Kingdom.
It is a staggering thought,
but in primary schools
across the UK around
eight or nine children
in every class will have
already developed
tooth decay. That’s
approaching a quarter
of a million children in
each primary school year
and around 3.3 million
young people aged 0-14
years while around one in
four children are starting
school with visible signs
of tooth decay.
Ten facts about dental
care for mother and baby
1. Your gums may bleed more
easily during pregnancy due to
hormonal changes, and so frequent
visits to the dentist and a high level
of oral hygiene are advised.
2. Your baby is more likely to have
poor teeth if you smoke due to the
enamel not being formed correctly.
3. Good nutrition from
the mother during
pregnancy is important
in order for baby’s
teeth to develop.
4. Adult teeth are
developing in the jaws
below baby teeth at
birth.
5. Expect teething
to begin around six
months and last until
all 20 baby teeth arrive
at around 2 and a half.
6. Signs of teething
include swollen or red
gums where the tooth
is coming through, the
cheek on the side of the
mouth where the tooth
is appearing may be red
and disrupted sleeping
pattern for both parents
Affordable Cosmetic
Dentures at Ashfield
Dental Laboratory
Andrew Harrop began his family
business in 1979 in Sutton in
Ashfield working alongside his
wife Tanya and business has gone
from strength to strength ever
since. Andrew currently runs
the practice with a small
dedicated staff including his
sons. Max
his elder son is a dentist and
Andrew is a clinical
dental technician.
The practice supplies dentures
ranging from standard dentures
through to Gerber dentures
devised by Professor Albert
Gerber of university of Zurich,
a technique designed to give
balance and stability to full
dentures.
Andrew also supplies metal full
and partial plates in chrome
cobalt, comfort soft linings for
lower dentures and custom made
sports gum shields in various
colours and designs.
Repairs, relines and additions are
completed on a same day basis.
Another additional service
on offer is a while you wait
professional denture cleaning
service taking 20 - 30 minutes.
If you would like to find out
more give the team a call
to arrange a consultation on
01623 552682.
and baby.
7. Poor oral health during
pregnancy
increases the
chances of
premature
birth and low
birth weight
babies.
8. Dental
treatment
is perfectly
safe during
pregnancy,
but do inform
your dentist.
9. There is no
truth in the
rumour about calcium deficiency
due to pregnancy causes tooth
problems.
10. You are entitled to free NHS
dental treatment, including
check-ups and prescriptions, if
you are pregnant or have given
birth in the last 12 months.
In the past, taking care of your
child’s teeth might have slipped
under the radar when it came
to their general up-bringing but
arming them with knowledge
now can prevent many
complications and unnecessary
treatments in the future. Figures
show that not all parents are
aware of how important good
oral health is. Children who lack
basic oral hygiene need to be
educated on how and why they
should brush their teeth. Taking
bad habits into adulthood is more
likely to result in decay, tooth
loss
and
gum
disease,
which
has been
linked to a
whole manner
of serious
conditions such
as diabetes,
strokes, heart
disease as well
as dementia. It
all means that
making sure the
child’s mouth
stays healthy is
about far more
than achieving
and maintaining
a pearly white
smile.
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Public, private and voluntary
sector organisations in
Nottinghamshire came together
to make a united stand against all
forms of homophobia, biphobia
and transphobia and launch a new
initiative against hate crime.
Partners including the County
Council, City Council, Police,
Fire and Rescue, East Midlands
Ambulance Service and the Police
and Crime Commissioner raised
the Rainbow Flag at a ceremony
at County Hall, West Bridgford
earlier this week.
The ceremony launched a series
of events across the county
and the city on the run up to
the International Day Against
Homophobia, Biphobia and
Transphobia on 17th May. Over
100 Rainbow flags were raised
at locations across the county,
including at all district and
borough council offices, both
universities and a number of
businesses,
schools, colleges and hospitals.
The event commemorates the
day in 1990 when the World
Health Organisation declassified
homosexuality as a mental disorder
and is an annual landmark day for
everyone who opposes prejudice
and discrimination.
The County Council
proactively promotes its services
to the LGBT community, including
civil partnerships and
marriages through its registration
service and opportunities for
fostering and adoption.
Victim
Named
A motorcyclist killed when his
bike left the road in
North Nottinghamshire has
been named as 29-year-old
David Anthony Smith of
Mansfield.
The incident occurred
shortly before 1pm on Monday
4th May,
when Mr
Smith's
Ducati bike
crashed on
the A620
near North
Wheatley.
Mr Smith,
of Pye
Avenue, Mansfield, died in
hospital in Sheffield shortly
afterwards.
Anyone with any information
about the crash is asked to call
Nottinghamshire Police on 101,
quoting incident number 364 of
4 May.
Nottinghamshire
Healthcare
NHS Foundation
Trust,
Nottinghamshire
Fire and
Rescue and
Nottinghamshire
County Council were
all named in the top
100 gay-friendly
workplaces in the
UK by Stonewall
this year, with the
Healthcare
NHS Foundation
Trust ranked
at number one.
Police and Crime
Commissioner,
Paddy Tipping,
added: "Hate crime,
in its many forms,
can cause deep
distress and fear.
This is a disgusting
crime
that really impacts
on the
quality of people's
lives and is usually
driven by hostility,
prejudice or hatred. It
is the responsibility
of all of us, not
only to support and
encourage people
to report it, but also
to challenge this
poor behaviour."
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Mansfield
Mansfield Market will be
celebrating this year’s Love Your
Local Market campaign with a
fortnight of fun and activities
aimed at all the family.
The entertainment, which takes
place from Wednesday 13th
May through to Wednesday
27th May, will include a circus
skills workshop, a multi-sports
challenge, free face painting,
a performance by The Ghost
Performance Academy and a
special visit from some
furry friends from White
Post Farm.
Throughout the fortnight,
you will be able to pick up an
activity sheet, which includes
competitions for all ages, plus
the chance to win a £20 voucher
to spend on the market.
Children will also be given
the chance to design their
own market stalls in a great
competition, in which entrants
will see their pictures displayed
at Mansfield Museum and
Mansfield bus station. The
winning design will receive a
goody bag.
Free re-usable fabric shopping
bags will be handed out
throughout the fortnight (subject
to availability) and market
traders will be donating raffle
prizes and sponsoring bays at the
bus station to raise money
for charity.
Pictured (left to right) are: Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commissioner, Tom Huggon, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
Councillor Joyce Bosnjak, Deputy Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council
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ISSUE 117CROSSWORD ANSWERS
ANSWERS ACROSS
1 Halt 3 Ghost 10 Tower 12 Rich 13 Zombie 14 Easel 15 Foliage 16 Onion 17 Bust 19 Wand 21 Clean slate 24 Meek 27 Travel 28 Compact 30 Toucan 31 Spot 33 Meal 34 Tuna 35 What 38 Carrot
39 Peacock 40 Dainty 42 Hole 44 Hand in hand 47 Earn 48 Bait 52 Visor 54 Trawler 55 Three 57 Needle 58 Weir 59 Virgo 60 Trees 61 Iron
ANSWERS DOWN
1 Haze 2 Lemon 3 Green 4 Outsize 5 Troll 6 Stiff 7 Trial 8 Freebie 9 Chest 11 Walnut 18 Swot 20 Duvet 21 Calamity 22 Numb 23 Leak 25 Koala 26 Stranded 28 Champ 29 Truck 32 Peach 35 White
36 Band 37 Coin 41 Yank 43 Lottery 45 Angler 46 Average 48 Brown 49 Valve 50 Brook 51 Start 52 Venus 53 Order 56 Bean
1 Grilled bread (5)
4 Large chests for
valuables (7)
9 Resound (4)
10 Carcase entrails (5)
11 Heavy filling food (6)
12 Cause an uprising (5)
14 Shelled mollusc (5)
15 Crossword definition (4)
16 Minor migraine (8)
17 Word in the ear (3-3)
19 Lowest male singing
voice (4)
22 Opposed to (7)
24 Long-standing or
former (3)
26 Snakebite poison (5)
27 Amputate (5)
29 Bone to pick (9)
32 Not specific (7)
35 Deer horns (7)
37 Use delaying tactics (9)
39 Not weighty (5)
41 Donkey’s name (5)
43 A quick swim (3)
44 Your mother’s mother
(7)
47 Town and suburbs (4)
48 Slow-witted (6)
51 Finally (2,3,3)
52 Thug’s truncheon (4)
54 Wide (5)
55 Bookcase ledge (5)
56 Mend (6)
57 Feather pen (5)
58 Shoe tie (4)
59 Rotate (7)
60 Irritable and narky (5)
1 Final sum (5)
2 Formal speech or
sermon (7)
3 Cutting baby fangs (8)
4 Funnyman (8)
5 Predict the weather (8)
6 Hushed (6)
7 Chinwag (6)
8 Schedule of prices (6)
13 Red root vegetable (8)
18 Enjoyable hoot (3)
20 Chimpanzee (3)
21 Open grin (5)
22 Bow and arrow sport (7)
23 Cheeky rascal (3)
25 Hound (3)
26 Ice-cream flavour (7)
28 Slit in jacket back (4)
30 Termite (3)
31 Convent lady (3)
33 Ladder step (4)
34 Swoon (5)
36 Emotionally upset (3)
37 Rich blue gemstone (8)
38 Be victor in battle (3)
40 Fez or fedora (3)
42 Decimal point (3)
44 Thankful and indebted
to (8)
45 Construct from separate
pieces (8)
46 Unlawful killer (8)
47 Pilot’s compartment (7)
48 Send out shoots (6)
49 Wade in shallow sea (6)
50 A down-and-out (6)
53 Bright and glossy (5)
Moussaka
Serve with a tomato salad and crisp green salad. This recipe uses ground cumin and coriander for an authentic flavour, but
omit if your children don’t like spicy flavours. This is a good recipe for adding leftover potatoes and vegetables. By scrubbing the
potatoes and not peeling them you are saving on excess waste, also a lot of the nutrients come from the potato skin.
SERVES: 10-12
INGREDIENTS:
• 500g waxy potatoes, scrubbed and cut into thick slices • 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 onions, peeled and chopped • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
• ½ teaspoon ground cumin (optional) • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 900g minced lamb • 700ml chicken stocks|stock either homemade or from cubes
• 80g butter • 75g plain flour • 1.2 litres milk • 1 teaspoon mustard
• 250g leftover grated cheese • 4 eggs
• Pinch of nutmeg • Black peppercorns • Salt
METHOD:
• Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) mark 5. Put the potatoes in a large pan of water, bring up to the boil and simmer for about
15 minutes until they are just cooked. Drain and set aside.
• Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion, garlic and
spices and cook for 5 minutes or until soft. Turn up the heat and
add the lamb mince and cook, stirring, for another 4-5 minutes,
add the tomatoes and season well. Continue to cook for about
20-25 minutes adding the stock in stages.
• To make the sauce, place the butter, flour, milk and mustard in a
small saucepan and, whisking continuously, cook over a medium
heat until the sauce begins to boil and thicken. Turn down the
heat to its lowest and let the sauce cook for 2 minutes. Allow to
cool a little then add the grated cheese (reserving a handful for
the topping) and eggs, nutmeg and seasoning.
• In a large shallow ovenproof dish or individual freezer dishes,
layer the meat with the potato slices, finishing with a neat layer of
potato slices. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle with
the reserved grated cheese.
• Place in the preheated oven to cook for 25-30 minutes or until
golden and bubbling.
Veolia, (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors), are
encouraging Nottinghamshire residents to make the most of their
leftovers with the help of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
Cutting down on food waste could save the average family with
children £700 a year.
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WHERE
YOU ARE
Langar
A 33-year-old man arrested
following the death of a 12-year-old
boy in a crash in Langar recently,
has been bailed pending further
enquiries.
The victim, named as Luke Bayes
Aitken, of Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire, died after a
Ford Transit Tipper vehicle he
was travelling in on the Langar
Industrial Estate, crashed at around
3.10pm on 4th May 2015.
The family of Luke Bayes Aitken
have requested privacy and not
to be contacted by the media, but
would like to express their heartfelt
thanks to family, friends and the
community of Melton Mowbray for
all of their support.
Anyone with information about the
incident should call 101, quoting
incident number 491 of 4th
May 2015.
A Reader’s
Contribution
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All photos are of the recent V.E. Day celebrations in Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire in Focus reader,
Margaret Thornber sent us a
feature that she had written about
V.E. day and local life in the early
1950’s. The article gives you an
insight of the thoughts and feelings
of the young people who grew up
during the war and matured in the
post war period. The following is
just an extract of Margaret’s piece
but will be available to purchase
online in due course.
The Eyes of a Teenager
By M.S.Thornber
The shoes seemed tighter after
the first two miles though Brenda
supposed she must be imagining it.
It had seemed a good idea to jump
off the bus and join the conductor
on the roadside and walk the
distance home from Nottingham.
A dense curtain of green bilelike fog veiled the buildings and
road markings in the years of the
early 1950s. The smell of sulphur
laced with coal smoke assaulted
the nose and choked off the air
supply. Muffled sounds were
discernible but unidentifiable to
the intrepid travellers tackling the
evening journey home. Crocodile
lines of humanity mingled with
public transport, as it struggled to
maintain any schedule.
The double decker bus inched after
the conductor as he highlighted
the way forward on the ground by
a single torchlight. Murky yellow
street lights inadequately fought to
make any difference.
The smog ridden city of
Nottingham like so many other
cities in 1950's Britain was a
consequence of the coal fuelled
industry and domestic demands.
Air pollution was frequent and
compromised the health of the
citizens. It was
preferable though
to the hardships
endured after the
2nd World War.
Industries had
begun to thrive,
power stations
were pumping
out their grey
cauliflower
clouds to support
the insatiable
need for energy.
office barely
Coal mining
ten minutes
was vital and its
after she'd
usage widespread
arrived. She
despite the
knew how
increasing
lucky she
incidents of chest
was to
and bronchial
be chosen for
Pictured: Author Margaret Thornber
problems in the
this job at all,
population.
especially since her late school
At sixteen Brenda preferred
was only a
the outside cold to the sneezing
Secondary Modern.
passengers around her,
Failing to be selected to a
complaining and bickering at the
Grammar School, Brenda
driver. Today had been
resumed her fantasies and
especially difficult at her work
school passed by in an imaginary
place in the linen dept. of Griffin
world. The shock of leaving her
& Spaldings store. She'd been
cosy niche to earn and contribute
called into the manager's
to the family purse alarmed her.
Women
in Sport
The Lawn Tennis Association
(LTA), in partnership with Nike,
has launched an exciting new
nationwide initiative, Tennis
Tuesdays. The first sessions took
place last week, where hundreds
of women got their first taste of
Tennis Tuesdays. Women can
enjoy this new way of playing
tennis throughout the summer until
October.
The programme aims to tackle the
gender gap in sports participation,
offering pop up female only tennis
events at parks and clubs. The
sessions offer informal coaching,
weekly themed sessions and fun
match play.
Tennis Tuesdays is taking place
at over 90 venues with sessions
happening
across the
country
including
in London,
Manchester,
Birmingham,
Cardiff,
Eastbourne,
Edinburgh,
Glasgow and Leeds.
Tennis Tuesdays is an innovative
way to meet the requirements
women are crying out for, namely
more opportunities and better
tailored access to sport.
For more information on Tennis
Tuesdays and to sign up to a
course, go to
www.tennistuesdays.co.uk.
A True
Inspiration
Continued from the front page…
“Bailey has been involved in sport
for a couple of years now, inspired
by his active family members, and
attends the Clumber Park parkrun
every Saturday. To begin with,
we would push Bailey around the
park route, but now he takes part
by himself with his adapted Kaye
Walker, which has been fitted with
bigger wheels.”
Cycle Live
Nottingham,
which features
the Great Notts
Bike Ride, has
been a fixture of
the Nottingham
sporting scene for
34 years.
Entries are now officially open
for the Nottingham City Ride,
family friendly rides which
consist of a choice of 2.5, 7.5 or
10.5 mile routes, and the Great
Notts Bike Ride, where up to
5000 participants will undertake
25, 50 or 100 mile rides around
the county.
There are currently a great range of
mortgage products available whether you
are a first time buyer or a home mover,
and interest rates are at an all time low.
What’s more the new stamp duty levels will
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Why not consider using the
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also available at
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loan from the Government. The 20% equity loan must be paid within 25 years or upon the sale of the property. Not to be used in conjunction with another purchase assistance scheme. Prices correct at time of going to press. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY
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First time on the
property ladder?
By Gemma Allen
With house prices having
consistently risen faster
than wages in recent years it
is difficult for first
time buyers
to get onto the property
ladder, but it’s
not impossible.
To make things easier
the Help to Buy scheme helps
make buying a
home within the reach
of many.
The first question many
ask is ‘how big is my deposit’,
but it shouldn’t be. The most
important question is how
much you can afford to pay
on a monthly basis. This will
determine how much you
should, not could, borrow.
Only buy what you can
afford…
Always bear in mind what you can
realistically afford, it’s ok
thinking at the time that you will
take the higher mortgage in order to
live in a nicer house but in reality,
you won’t be able to enjoy living
in said house if you are up to your
ears in debt.
It’s not just your mortgage, there’s
council tax, gas and electric,
phone bills,
internet and home insurance,
along with your food and
travel expenses.
You also need to account for the
unexpected, such things as
illness or your partner being
made redundant.
costs. There’s a mortgage booking
fee, an arrangement fee, a valuation
fee, an account fee, legal costs, a
search fee, survey fees and
moving costs.
That’s before you take into account
any stamp duty which applies to
properties worth over £125,000.
In total that means setting aside
at least £3,500 of your deposit to
pay for the other moving costs.
Help to Buy mortgage
The government-backed Help to Buy mortgage
scheme is a way to help those with low deposits
get on the housing ladder.
The first phase, launched in April 2013, saw
the government offering people buying new
build homes a 20% loan on top of their own
5% deposit.
How much money
The second phase launched
will you need?
in November 2013 is a way for the government
Your deposit, along with
to back low loan-to-value borrowers, so those
your income will be the main with deposits as low as 5%.
factor in determining what
However, instead of offering the loan
mortgage loan you can afford. themselves the government simply
The absolute minimum
guarantees 15% of the loan amount offered by
deposit you will need
your mortgage provider, making them
is 5% of the property of the
more likely to lend.
home, particularly under a
If you are thinking of buying a house, make
government-backed Help to
sure you think about everything and don’t rush
Buy mortgage, but the larger into it.
the deposit, the less you will There’s plenty of advice available, take a
need to borrow and the lower look at the mortgage guide on
your interest and monthly
Uswitch.com
repayments will be.
for more information or call one of the
Extra Costs
professionals in our property feature to get
Don’t forget about the others
your questions answered.
Interior Design Inspiration For Home Buyers
person will combined with statement lighting
At at St Michael’s View amake
in their and bespoke wall art. For the
House hunters seeking fresh design
inspiration are invited to visit
Barratt Homes’ St Michael’s View
development in Farnsfield, where
two stunning new Sshow Hhomes
have recently been unveiled to the
public.
Both Sshow Hhomes have been
expertly-designed by Artspace
Interiors to combine the latest
in interior design
trends with Barratt
Homes’ highquality building
work, creating
idyllic examples
of what life
could be like at
this exceptional
development.
The Sales team
at St Michael’s
View is
encouraging
prospective
buyers to visit
the development to view the
four-bed Alnwick and five-bed
Stratford Sshow Hhomes, where
they can pick up design inspiration
for their own homes and find out
more about this exciting new
development.
The Alnwick is a beautifully
presented detached family home
featuring spacious bedrooms,
including a master with ensuite, a and walk-in wardrobe
and expansive family area to
accommodate everyday living.
The Stratford is set over three
floors with bright, airy rooms
including an open-plan kitchen
with breakfast and family areas,
plus double French doors leading
out into a private garden, perfect
for entertaining.
Both homes promote a practical
lifestyle without compromising on
quality or style.
“The purchase of a new home is
often the biggest single investment
lifetime, and
show homes are a crucial visual
tool to illustrate how that blank
canvas can be shaped into the
perfect home,” .” said Jan Ruston,
Sales Director at Barratt Homes
North Midlands.
“Our team of interior design
experts has come up with
distinctive themes for each show
home, offering homebuyers a few
ideas to help
them
get
the
best
out of
where
they’ll
be living.
The Show
Homes
themselves also offer great value
for money for prospective buyers.”
Katie Harvey, Studio Manager
at Artspace Interiors, said:
“Homebuyers looking for the latest
in interior design trends are sure to
find them here. Both homes have
been designed to promote a stylish,
yet practical lifestyle that will
appeal to a range of buyers.
“The Alnwick, for example, has
been designed as a relaxed and
inviting family home. We used a
soft colour scheme of greys, taupes
and sage green with luxury fabrics
and wall coverings in subtle soft
metallic to add texture and patterns
throughout.
“We designed a creative family
home in the Stratford with muted
mauves, blush pink and soft grey
older girl’s room we used feature
wallpaper to create a sewing and
dress making inspired theme.”
Located in the quaint village of
Farnsfield, St Michael’s View
has an excellent range of local
amenities. It is also surrounded by
acres of beautiful Nottinghamshire
countryside, but is within easy
reach of Mansfield, Newark and
Nottingham, St Michael’s View
offersoffering homebuyers the best
of both worlds.
The development is less than a
mile away from Farnsfield high
street, which has an excellent
range of amenities including a
greengrocer, butchers, bakers
and Co-op within
easy reach, not to
mention a number
of pubs and
restaurants.
Mansfield, Newark
and Nottingham
are all nearby, as is
the popular town
of Southwell and
the nearby A614
and A617 also
offer convenient
commuter links.
Purchasing a new home through
Barratt Homes can be made
easier by taking advantage of the
developer’s Part Exchange scheme
which sees the company buy your
current home at fair market value,
helping to speed up the buying
process and avoid any uncertainty.
Homebuyers can are strongly
encouraged to visit this newe
development for themselves
between 10.30am and 5.30pm
Thursday to Sunday and from
12.30pm to 5.30pm on Monday.
For more information about
Barratt Homes’ developments or to
register your interest and receive
updates and exclusive offers please
call 0844 811 3377 or visit the
website at www.barratthomes.co.uk.
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