CYCLE CITY INVESTMENT - Nottinghamshire in Focus

Issue 119
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| 19 - 25 May 2015
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On Friday 29th May, three National
Citizen Service (NCS) recruiters, from
Ingeus will take on the three peaks
challenge for Autism East Midlands.
Patrick Connor (49), Stephen Mcardle
(28) and Charlee Oldham (22) will
scale the heights of; Ben Nevis, Scafell
Pike and Snowdon, the three highest
mountains in Great Britain, all within 24
hours. This gigantic challenge is being
attempted in support of Sutherland House
School, the charity’s specialist school
for children with autism aged 3-19. After
visiting the school to discuss how student
could get involved
with the NCS programme, Patrick felt
compelled to help, “The school provides
a fantastic service for children with
autism in the area. We’re hoping that
City. Cycling
is also about
fun too, so
there will be
for people
to join in
mass cycling
programmes and Nottingham will host major elite
Cycle City Ambition programme
£6.1m is set to be invested in
cycling spectator events. The Festival of Cycling
will also invest in cycle facilities
building new and improving
kicks off this month, with the Milk Race on May
along the routes and will provide
existing cycle routes across
24th. There has never been a more exciting time
support to help improve cycling
for cycling in Nottingham.”
skills, including offering cycle
The funding is being provided
proficiency training for all school The Festival of Cycling is a summer of free
by the Local Enterprise
children who want to become safe cycling activities in Nottingham. Starting with
Partnership Growth Fund, to
create three cycle corridors, with cyclists.Councillor Jane Urquhart, The Milk Race on 24 May, it also include the
programme of free guided local bike rides June
Portfolio Holder for Transport
improved signage and the very
– Oct, and the return of the Tour of Britain to the
and Planning at Nottingham City
highest standard of design and
city on 11 September. There’s also the opportunity
Council, said: “Cycling is a key
construction. A north – south
for residents to get involved in cycle training and
part of the council’s vision for
route will enhance existing
rides, plus the opening of the new 1.5km cycle
sustainable transport. The new
routes, supplemented by new
track at the newly developed Harvey Hadden
routes are exciting because they
cycle routes, such as those
Sports Centre in September. For more information
will offer something for all types
built as part of the NET (tram)
extension, linked together by new of cyclists – providing quick and
safe travel into and across the city, The Nottingham Cycling Ambition launch event,
sections of cycle track. A quiet
opportunities to cycle for sport and open to the public, is being held on Thursday 21st
route will link parks, canals and
riverside sections and a new east for fun. More Citycard Cycles and May 2015, from 5.30pm at Nottingham Trent
University’s Chaucer Building on Goldsmith
Cycle Hubs will be provided and
– west route will provide a fast
other major cycle infrastructure,
cycle ‘super highway’ for rapid
and easy access to the city centre such as the new closed road cycle It will be the first opportunity to see the proposed
circuit at Harvey Hadden Stadium, routes, with short City Council and partner
and beyond. The Nottingham
presentations and an opportunity for Nottingham’s
will be built.
Price 20p
cycling groups to ask questions.
“Thinking about the
Members of the media are welcome to attend
needs of cyclists will
become part of our future the event and interviews can be arranged with
speakers. RSVP to Mike McCambridge, email
development planning
[email protected] or
process, to future proof
Nottingham as the Cycle phone (0115) 876 3375
For What’s On see pages 11 - 22
we can raise our sponsorship as high as the mountains
we’ll be climbing!”
The trio aim to raise £2,500 for Autism East Midlands,
which will help towards the development of
classrooms and funding essential equipment. They are
calling upon family, friends, colleagues and a wide
range of contacts through Ingeus and NCS to help them
reach this target. Head
of Income Generation,
Melanie Howard said,
“I’m delighted
to have the team from
NCS fundraising and
hope the public are
inspired to donate
to this incredible
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A Nottingham man will continue
to support Dementia UK, in
remembrance of his Dad, and will
ride 100-miles through
the Nottinghamshire countryside
this June.
Tom, 26 from Aspley, will join
thousands of cyclists taking
part in the Great Notts Bike Ride
(GNBR), part of Cycle Live
Nottingham, on 20th and 21st
June 2015, in memory of his
Father who sadly passed away
with dementia in summer 2014,
Tom Wicks & friend at last year’s Great Notts Bike Ride
aged 80.
His father, Ian Wicks, a former
Marketing Manager at British
Sugar, wasn’t diagnosed with
dementia until one year
before he sadly passed away,
despite living with the effects
of dementia four years before
his diagnosis. Tom said: “Since
my Dad suffered from dementia
for a substantial amount of time
before being given treatment,
his health declined rapidly in
his later years, which was an
exceedingly difficult time for him,
his family and friends.
“I am keen to support the charity
as much as possible. I completed
the 50-mile ride last year, and
will continue to challenge myself
by riding 100-miles in June, as
well as participating in Life Cycle
for a second time with
my colleagues.”
Hilda Hayo, CEO at Dementia
UK, said: "We’re so grateful to
Tom for taking on the Great
Notts Bike Ride for Dementia UK.
We rely solely on
voluntary income
and are constantly
heartened by the passion and
determination of our supporters.
We’re aiming to provide enough
Admiral Nurses for every family
who is dealing with the realities
of dementia and this will only
become a reality because of
people like Tom. Allez-y!"
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.
To find out more about Cycle Live
Nottingham visit:
To find out more about
Dementia UK visit:
Tom’s JustGiving page can be
found at:
House Day
Nursery and
in Edwalton
hosted a
for companies involved with the
conversion of the old Grosvenor
School into the new ‘super nursery’
which opened its doors in March.
Attendees included representatives
from Handelsbanken, JLK
Architects, QS Insurance and
law firm Gateley. West Bridgford
based businesses were also invited
as owners of the nursery,Tony
Pritchard and Nicola Wood are keen
believers in using local suppliers
and attendees included Paolo
Lavarini from Paolo Seafoods
based on Melton Road and Edward
and Charlotte Harrington from
nearby butchers, Harringtons.
Nicola commented, “It is important
to us that we provide freshly
prepared food at our nursery and
where possible, a healthy, organic,
locally sourced, seasonal menu for
our children”.
The evening was a great success
with over 50 guests and other local
networkers included representatives
from Tiffin, Plumtree School, Little
Wickets and Isabel & Henry.
safe, relieve pain and
overcome challenges. For
instance you could help a
child be discharged from
hospital, take their first steps
or kick a football with
their friends.
Helping children with
disabilities or terminal illness
couldn’t be easier. Simply log
on to www.newlifecharity. and click
‘donate now’. You could take
part in a local sporting challenge,
organise a ‘sparkle party’ (we
can tell you how!), if you are
crafty you can make and sell
items for Newlife, bake cakes or
do something wacky – like sit in
a bath of baked beans or jump
out of a plane! If you know of a
local business, company, society,
that could help then please let
them know about Newlife – and
that we need their help.
Newlife Foundation for
Disabled Children CEO Sheila
Brown, OBE, said: “Many
of the children waiting are
experiencing pain, isolation and
a lack of independence which
affects their quality of life.
That’s why we are asking local
people to help their
local children.”
Newlife fundraiser David
Reeves is working in your
county to help change the lives
of children with disabilities. If
you would like to get involved,
contact him by email at
[email protected] or
call 07875 4425273.
IN URGENT NEED the Newlife Nottinghamshire
25% increase in requests for fund
help this year
Newlife guarantees 100% of
Newlife Foundation, the
UK’s leading charity provider
of equipment for children
with disabilities, is urgently
appealing for help so children in
Nottinghamshire can receive the
equipment they desperately need.
Right now there are 19 children
with disabilities or terminal illness
in Nottinghamshire who are at risk
of worsening pain, injury or their
condition deteriorating – while
their families are placed under
additional pressure. They need
your help to get the specialist
equipment that will really change
their lives.
Newlife has already helped 295
children in Nottinghamshire,
spending £282,978 but the charity
has seen a 25 per cent increase in
applications this year compared
to last year and has no budget at
this time to help meet the needs of
these 19 children.
Newlife needs to raise £17,050
in Nottinghamshire to help
children like three-year-old
Jade who can’t move around
without help and needs a special
car seat to keep her safe and
supported during journeys.
That’s why the charity launched
any donation or funds raised in
Nottinghamshire will be used to
help children within the county
receive the equipment they need
for everyday life.
Equipment has the power to
change lives, and David Reeves,
Fundraising and Awareness
Manager for Nottinghamshire,
knows the difference each and
every donation or fundraising
event can make to the life of a
child and their family.
David said: “With so many
children with disabilities and
terminal illness who need the help
of Newlife in Nottinghamshire,
we’re appealing for the help of
people in the local community to
ensure these children have a better
quality of life.
“I need your help, and so do
the children on your doorstep
waiting for our support. People
in Nottinghamshire have a real
chance to directly change the lives
of local children with disabilities,
and I want to show you how you
can do that.”
Equipment such as wheelchairs,
walkers, beds, seating and
communication aids can help give
children independence, keep them
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plumbing, heating
and property services
company, T&S Heating
Ltd, has undergone a
management buyout
with support from First
Enterprise Business Agency.
The deal was led by T&S Heating’s
finance director Saeed Rafique and
managing director Robert Bluff after the
previous owner retired from the business.
Operating from their Arnold headquarters,
the company employs more than 80
members of staff and provides heating,
bathroom and building services across the
East Midlands.
Saeed said: “On his retirement, the
previous owner was looking to sell the
business so we began discussions about
the possibility of selling it to us.
“We needed additional funding and I had
previous experience of working with First
Enterprise so they were my first port of
call to speak to about financial support.
They understand and fully support our
business plan and aspirations.
“Both Robert and I have ambitions to
grow the business and particularly to
expand our private client work.”
First Enterprise provides loans
and free business advice to
start-ups and existing businesses from all
backgrounds and sectors right across the
East Midlands.
Initially set up as an inner city initiative
offering advice to businesses, it now
Neil Millington, of First Enterprise, and Saeed Rafique
expects to support SMEs across
the region with more than £3
million this year.
Neil Millington, loan fund
manager at First Enterprise, said:
“We want to continue to help the
region’s businesses thrive so we
were delighted to assist with the
buy-out of T&S Heating Ltd.
“We worked closely with the
team to help implement their
plans and we are committed to
supporting them in their new
T&S Heating Ltd has a wellestablished commercial division,
working for social
housing providers and
insurance companies
across the East Midlands.
They also run a private
client side offering boiler
installations, kitchen
fitting and other building
First Enterprise is this
year celebrating its 25
year business anniversary,
having grown from a
small inner city initiative
to an East Midlands-wide
agency. It estimates it will
have £10 million to invest
in the region between now
and 2017.
By providing start-ups and
growing businesses with
access to loan funding, a
total of 1,049 jobs have
been created across the
Midlands in the last six
years through FEBA.
For more information on
First Enterprise Business
Agency and the loan funding
available visit
or phone 0115 942 3772.
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WITH a new tram system just
around the corner with exciting
new businesses and retailers
moving into the town, Beeston is
buzzing and borough residents,
businesses and visitors are being
urged to have their say on how
they would like to see The Square
continue to be redeveloped for
the future.
The short questionnaire is
available on Broxtowe Borough
Council’s website at www.
and gives local residents an
opportunity to give their thoughts
on the Beeston Square Phase 2
Plan, which has been produced
in conjunction with the Council’s
Beeston Town Centre Advisory
Committee to help encourage
developers and investment into
the town.
The plan aims to help promote
Beeston Square as an attractive
and vibrant development to
potential investors and encourage
development which will support
across the
including through
Beeston BID,
Beeston and
Civic Society.
Council Officers will also be on hand
at a number of events with hardcopies
of the Phase 2 Plan and questionnaire,
as well as to answer any questions on
the following dates:
social, economic and community
• Saturday 16th May, The White
activity, as well as ensuring
Lion Bar and Kitchen from 10.30am
that Beeston continues to be a
to 12.30pm
‘destination’ serving not only its
• Monday 18th May, Beeston Square
own community but also attracting from 10.00am to 2.00pm
people into the town
• Saturday 30th May, Beeston
from elsewhere.
Square from 10.00am to 2.00pm
The Phase 2 Plan follows Phase
Hardcopies of the Beeston Square
1 of the redevelopment of the
Phase 2 Plan and questionnaire are
site which has seen the shopping
also available at the Council Offices
precinct fully refurbished and
on Foster Avenue.
extended to include a café, gym
The questionnaire will run on the
and retail space.
Council’s website until Monday
At such an important time for
22nd June.
Broxtowe, the views of local
For more information, contact
residents are extremely important Broxtowe Borough Council on
and The Council are keen to hear
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from as many residents, business
[email protected] or visit
and shoppers as possible and will
be promoting the questionnaires
to have your say
been installed at Bramcote
Crematorium, to give friends
and family a unique way to
remember their loved ones
in the comforting setting of
the Crematorium’s Reflection
The new Sanctum Panorama
Vault will allow urns to be
placed in the memorial vault
marked by a granite
plaque, with a number
of options available for
flower vases, designs and
The new memorial will
add to the Bramcote
Bereavement Services existing
memorialisation options
including miniature books,
licensed memorials and the
Book of Remembrance.
Memorialisation is a symbol
and recognition of the life of
a loved one. Memorials, in
a public place where anyone
can visit without imposition
to others and without
interruptions to themselves are
the best option for all.
Professionalism, compassion
and care are at the heart
of Bramcote Bereavement
Services and it recently
launched a new customer
focused website
to help families, friends and
the bereaved easily access all
the support they need to make
arrangements in a
caring environment.
A new Nottsbus connect
service from the Crematorium
to Stapleford, Toton,
Attenborough and Beeston
commenced last month,
with a number of other new
initiatives launching over
the coming months.
Bramcote Bereavement
Services also administers
funeral bookings for
Broxtowe Borough Council's
5 cemeteries and for Erewash
Borough Council's
3 cemeteries.
Conducting an average of
3000 cremations a year,
Bramcote Crematorium is
one of the busiest in the
United Kingdom and over
the years has embraced many
of the latest developments in
technology and procedure,
in its endeavour to meet the
needs and expectations of the
people who use it.
Bramcote Crematorium is of
a contemporary design and
set in 18 acres of landscaped
grounds, the Crematorium is
jointly managed by
Broxtowe and Erewash
Borough Councils.
For more information and
to see the full range of
memorialisation options,
please visit
org or contact Bereavement
Services on 0115 917 3849,
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Leon Hady
A headteacher is aiming to tackle
the shortfall in one-to-one pupilteacher support in many schools
by launching his own video
e-learning hub.
Leon Hady, the celebrated
headteacher at Nottingham’s
Stone Soup Academy, has selffunded TuitionKit, an online suite
of interactive video content to
support revision in Maths, English
and Science for GSCE and A
Level students aiming for the
highest grades.
This comes amid concerns that
teachers across the country have
less time to focus on individual
student revision in the run up to
GCSE exams, due to increased
administrative demands and
limited resources.
Leon said: “The growing burden
of red tape placed on many
teachers is restricting ability
to provide booster sessions for
pupils needing the most help. As
a result, parents are turning to
private tutoring at considerable
cost – which just isn’t an option
for poorer families. High quality
tuition should be available to
everyone, regardless of how much
their parents earn.”
TuitionKit is an affordable
subscription service which allows
pupils to watch over 1,000 tutorials
and review over 200 model exam
question answers, all the while
tracking their learning progress.
Pupils learn at their own pace,
away from inappropriate content
and adverts that can punctuate
tutorials on YouTube, for example.
Leon said: “I’ve been sharing
revision guidance electronically
since 2009 and it has
consistently improved the grades
of many pupils. Feedback indicates
that people prefer to learn by
tracking and controlling their
progress - recapping, taking breaks
and focussing on the subject matter
that will help the most in their
“I set up a channel on YouTube
initially, and discovered that
thousands of people were
accessing the videos. This quickly
grew to millions of views around
the world, leading to positive
comments from thousands of
pupils, many of whom achieved
A and A* grades thanks to my
video content, without ever
having met them in person. I then
teamed up with other excellent,
passionate teachers,
like Jonathan Hicks,
a maths specialist, to
bring other subjects to
Leon, who was one of
the first headteachers
in the UK to guide a
Community Based
Free School to an
outstanding Ofsted
review, believes
TuitionKit will also
benefit teachers,
“TuitionKit is a
resource for busy teachers who
just do not have the time to
provide additional help outside of
lessons, and want to guide pupils
to a trusted learning resource.
Teaching staff can also dip into
our resources when preparing for
a lesson or looking to refresh
their knowledge of a particular
subject area.”
A one-off subscription fee of
£29 for all core GCSE subjects
(English, Maths and Science),
approximately equivalent to the
cost of an hour’s private teacher
tuition, grants full access to the
E-learning facility for a year.
Leon has also established
learning rooms in Egypt and
Brazil and hopes to establish more
in the future.
Edna Cohen received a bouquet
of flowers along with her Meal
at Home last week
– in celebration of her reaching
the grand old age of 104.
Edna, of Owthorpe Grove,
Sherwood, has been receiving
Nottingham City
Council’s Meals at Home
service since 2007. And her
daughter June Baines – a mere
86 years
old – has also been a Meals at
Home customer at her home in
Forest Road East for three
years, joined her mum with
other family members to
celebrate her birthday.
The team who delivers her
meal will presented her with a
bouquet to mark the
special occasion.
Having worked in The Station
café on Huntingdon Street
for many years, Edna
appreciated the effort that goes
into preparing
tasty meals.
Nottingham City
Council delivers over
150,000 hot meals a year,
operating every day including
Sundays. As well as providing a
daily hot meal
there are deliveries of
afternoon tea or frozen meals.
More importantly, the service
ensures a visit and contact
with someone for those who
might otherwise go allday
without seeing anyone.
Yes to
the Three
Continued from the front page
Sutherland House School is
a specialist non-maintained
specialist school, which provides
high quality
education for children with
autism. The school provides
a safe, caring and stimulating
environment where each pupil
is valued for their individuality.
Based in Nottingham, the school
accepts pupils from across
the East Midlands. National
Citizen Service (NCS) is a
government-backed opportunity
for young people aged 16-17
to build skills for life and work
through a programme of outdoor
challenges, skills-building
sessions and social action in the
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here are now
45,000 more
people in work
than there were
a year
ago in the East
Midlands and
more than
37,000 fewer people
are unemployed, according to
figures released this morning.
The Office for National
Statistics issued its latest
monthly regional employment
bulletin earlier, which showed
there were 2.225m people aged
16-64 in employment in the
three months to March 2015,
compared to 2.18m in the same
period in 2014.
The number of unemployed
people was 114,447, compared
to 151,574 in 2014, meaning
the regional unemployment rate
currently stands at 5.1%,
compared to the national rate
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and
the wider East Midlands region
at the moment, with businesses
of 5.5%. continuing to create jobs and drive
the growth that is needed to fully
number of people in
rebalance the national economy.
Nottingham and
“It’s also pleasing that earnings
continue to increase and
claiming Jobseekers’
boost living standards - a focus
Allowance (JSA)
on improving productivity from
fell by 431 in April, meaning there businesses will ensure this
were 6,666 fewer claimants across is sustainable.
the area than there were a year ago. “Businesses need a continued
East Midlands Chamber
period of stability in order to
(Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire,
deliver the growth and prosperity
Leicestershire) has
the country needs and the new
welcomed the figures.
Government has the opportunity
George Cowcher, Chief
to use its strengthened mandate
Executive, said: “Today’s
to bring forward initiatives which
employment and claimant
will maintain and build upon the
figures once again highlight how
momentum the economy has builtstrong the economy is here in
up over the past two years.”
its launch in
2013 – and
Bedford is
among the
latest to
achieve the feat this year.
The scheme is open to any golfer
whose club uses HowDidiDo
– a free-to-use, web-based
social network for golfers – and
exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club anybody playing in official club
and a specially-commissioned,
competitions is eligible. Currently,
commemorative timepiece.
more than 1,800 clubs use
The luxury German brand has
the website.
once again pledged to reward club Stephen Brydon, commercial
golfers with an exclusive watch for director for MGS Distribution, the
every hole-in-one recorded during official licenced UK distributor for
a club competition in 2015, after
BOSS Watches, said: “Well done
giving away more than £1m-worth to Jonathan for accomplishing one
of limited-edition timepieces since of golf’s most elusive feats.
A Nottingham golfer will have
no excuse for missing his next
tee-time after winning a limitededition BOSS watch for achieving
a hole-in-one.
Jonathan Bedford, 27, scored
his ace on the 130-yard, parthree eighth at Mapperly GC,
and the two-handicapper was
rewarded with membership of the
A Jubilant Burton Joyce
under 13 side claimed
the first cup win at
the weekend after a
convincing win over
local rivals Calverton
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a very tight game
the Notts In Focus
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“For most amateur golfers, a
hole-in-one is as memorable as
winning The Masters would be to
a professional. We want to ensure
they have something tangible by
which to remember the day, other
than an expensive bar bill.
“The limited-edition BOSS
timepiece is exclusively available
to golfers who achieve a hole-inone; it not only immortalises a
once-in-a-lifetime feat, but also
serves as a memento of
their achievement.
“We also hope it might lift the
spirits of amateur golfers during
club competitions who may not
be in with a chance of winning the
event, but can still feel excitement
every time they play a par-three,
Great win
for Burton
Joyce FC
The Burton Joyce team after winning the YEFL saturday u13 cup
knowing they are just one shot away
from winning an exquisite timepiece.”
In addition to the limited-edition
watch, Bedford joins more than
7,000 members in the BOSS Watches
H1Club which offers access to
exclusive benefits and merchandise.
No extra registration is required to
participate in the BOSS Watches
promotion as all official club
competitions are recorded on the
HowDidiDo system, so holes-in-one
are noted and automatically ratified
by the golfer’s club.
orkplaces across Nottinghamshire are being
encouraged to take part in the third phase of
the Workplace Challenge, commencing on
1st June 2015.
The Workplace Challenge started on the 5th
January 2015 and invited workplaces across
Nottinghamshire to take part in a physical
activity themed challenge. Since the launch
in January, over 700 individuals have
registered with over 130 Nottinghamshire
now represented.
After the success of the initial phase,
Sport Nottinghamshire, organisers of the
challenge, are looking to increase activity
in the workplace by launching a new
two-week challenge, aimed at females, in
conjunction with Nottinghamshire’s This
Can campaign. Sarah Williams,
Club Development Officer for Sport
Nottinghamshire, said: “This Girl Can
is a fantastic initiative to encourage
more females to get involved in sport in
“We wanted to involve the campaign
within the workplace challenge and hope
by doing so will motivate females to log
their activity, get active and have fun. It is
a fantastic opportunity for individuals to
challenge work colleagues to try something
From 1st to 14th June, females are being
encouraged to participate in physical
activity and log their efforts using the
free Workplace
Challenge online activity tracker, with spot
prizes awarded at random to
those involved.
As part of the challenge, £1 sport classes
will also be made available at participating
sport clubs to females throughout June to
further encourage
female involvement.
Employees across the county are encouraged
to get together with colleagues to pool their
efforts and win points for their workplace
by taking part in sports and other physical
The activity tracker will run throughout the
year and will have various challenges taking
place throughout, with the next of
these being the two-week challenge starting
on the 1st June.
Register for free today via
the Workplace Challenge website
There will be lots of activities on offer
throughout Nottinghamshire during the
two weeks. For a full list, visit www. and share your
experiences using #NottinghamGirlsCan.
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Help build a helipad!
You could take on the challenge
of a lifetime this summer – and
help raise money for a helipad at
the Queen’s Medical Centre at
the same time.
Daredevils could descend from
the roof of the magnificent
Lincoln Cathedral on 8 August
or take in stunning scenery while
abseiling in the Peak District
on 25 July, while keen cyclists
might like to take on the London
to Paris or London to Brighton
cycle ride in September.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity is
organising these and a whole host
of other challenge events, such
as skydives and treks, in aid of
our Saving Lives Helipad Appeal,
which aims to raise £3m to build
an onsite helipad at the Queen’s
Medical Centre.
Daniel Craggs, Senior Community
Fundraiser at Nottingham
Hospitals Charity, said: “We’re
really excited about the challenge
events we’re holding over the
With summer hopefully
approaching there will be
many people who won’t wear
short sleeves because they are
summer – they will be great fun
and will also raise money for
a really important cause, as we
desperately need
a helipad at the
QMC to help
get critically
injured patients
to hospital
as quickly as
hope lots of
people from
across the East
Midlands will
sign up to help
make this a
reality, and
enjoy a oncein-a-lifetime
experience at the same time.” The
full list of events is:
• Abseil at Miller’s Dale,
Peak District – Saturday 25
• Rope descent at Lincoln
Cathedral – Saturday 8
• London to Brighton Cycle
Ride – Sunday 6 September
• London to Paris Cycle Ride
– Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13
• Ben Nevis Trek – Friday 18 to
Sunday 20 September
• Golf Day at The
Nottinghamshire Golf and
Country Club, Cotgrave –
Thursday 24 September
• Skydive at Hibaldstow,
Lincolnshire – Saturday 26
For more information or to take
part in any of these challenge
events, please call Naomi Walters
or Ruth Brady at Nottingham
Hospitals Charity on
0115 962 7905.
of the pigment comes
out with the first application. Depending on
the depth of the ink this can take up to six
treatments, but could take less.
embarrassed to show
their tattoos. It is
strange that those
who have served in
the armed
often have
their arms
but if we
see anyone
artistry it
is frowned
For those
who want
to have
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
2. Saline paste, which is applied using
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
Training in the removal of
small tattoos is available to
of Dawn Cragg’s
Course in
(Medical & Cosmetic
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 makeup) , Medical, (scar
post-mastectomy breast
enhancement, etc.) Scalp
tattooing (hair simulation)
etc. Dawn Cragg MBE &
her company M.T.E.C. Ltd
look forward to
hearing from you.
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Danielle Asano
The Nottingham Business
Improvement District (BID),
the Nottinghamshire Police and
Crime Commissioner, Paddy
Tipping, and intu, the owners
of the Victoria and Broadmarsh
shopping centres, have stepped in
to safeguard the immediate future
of Nottingham city centre’s Street
Pastors by agreeing to provide
the necessary funding to ensure
that they can keep operations
going in the short- term. The
Street Pastors had been receiving
funding from Comic Relief but
this has now come to an end so
they were in danger of folding.
The Nottingham BID already
supports the Street Pastors as part
of its activities to ensure a safer
late night economy in the city
centre and had plans to provide
additional support to them,
assuming that the BID secures a
second term when it comes up for
renewal this summer.
“Our members that operate in
the night time economy really
value the work of the Street
Pastors and this is why we have
decided to step in and help now
by providing additional funding,”
said Jeff Allen, chairman of the
Nottingham BID. “They help
look after vulnerable people who
are enjoying a night out in the
city centre, taking pressure off the
police and the medical services,
who can devote their time and
resources to more serious incidents
as a result. Their activities save the
emergency services a lot of money,
Paddy Tipping said that the Street
Pastors play a valuable role in
helping to keep people safe:
“Nottingham’s nightlife has a great
deal to offer and I want everyone
to enjoy themselves and have a
good time. However, sometimes
things get a bit out of hand and the
Street Pastors help to keep people
out of trouble and reduce the
possibility that they, or others, may
come to harm, saving demand on
other services such as the police.”
“The Street Pastor team is
to feedback, is a great place to
work that values its
people. Cherry has set
These included developing
itself apart as a business that
strategies to improve
performance, taking action represents both its clients and
the improvement. its candidates whole heartedly,
Nottingham based Cherry
bringing clarity, honesty and
Managing Director, Danielle
Professional has been awarded
integrity into every decision
the notorious Investors in People Asano, said: “We are over the
it makes.
accreditation, becoming only the moon to be awarded Investors
“All employees were extremely
second recruitment agency in the
cooperative and welcoming,
East Midlands to hold this status. Plant from Investors in People
the staff interviewed were
said that we had a really good
Cherry Professional, with
vibrant and candid about their
business here, which was
offices in both Nottingham and
experiences and opinions.
Derby, wanted an external body
They fully understood the
hard work.
to recognise its achievements,
vision, intent and beliefs that
“The accreditation means that
in terms of investing in its
we have both the confidence and under pinned the way Cherry
conducts its business. The
backing to know that we are
The application was sent last
Action Visit Plan highlighted
doing a great job. Investors in
November, and the Investors
areas the business wanted the
People is highly regarded, so it
in People practitioner then
IIP Specialist to concentrate on;
instantly raises our game.”
came to visit the team on three
Management Effectiveness and
occasions. On the third visit, they
Learning & Development.”
prestigious management
interviewed 80 per cent of the
Danielle added: “Our people
Cherry Professional workforce. framework accreditation for
really do mean something to us
high performance through
Cherry Professional met 37 out
here at Cherry Professional,
of 37 different criteria, focusing
and this announcement gives out
across the world as a mark of
on 1 core area, set around
an all-round positive message to
planning, doing and reviewing.
our customers and candidates.”
The Investors in People report
delighted that the Police and
solutions,” said Jo Cox- Brown,
Crime Commissioner, Nottingham chief executive of the Malt Cross
BID and
Trust. “We are
Intu have
overwhelmed by
their generosity
five months
and for their
worth of
faith in our
project. It's so
to keep
the Street
for our 100
volunteers to
know that they
are supported and
whilst we
appreciated by
seek more
the community
we serve. We
Jeff Allen, Jo Cox-Brown, Paddy Tipping, Adam Tamsett
want to say a big
thank you to all who made this
support happen.”
"Nottingham is a great place to
shop and spend an evening out.
The Street Pastors have been a
valuable addition to the city
centre who help ensure that
everyone coming into the city
enjoys their visit safely. Being
at the heart of our community
is really important to intu and it
would be a real shame for this
service to close. We hope our
contribution will help to secure the
Street Pastors’ future” said
Adam Tamsett,
general manager intu Broadmarsh.
working from the comfort of her
studio. Having experimented with
Rainbow Gallery at the centre
mediums she mainly works in
welcome the colours and landscapes on Mansfield Road is on from
acrylics because of their versatility.
of summer at Eastwood’s D.H.
Friday 29th May until Sunday
Sandy holds workshops and
Lawrence Heritage Centre later
12th July. The exhibition will
demonstrations for art societies
this month. Local artist Sandy
showcase a mixture of traditional
and groups and has exhibited in
Hillyer’s latest exhibition at the
and contemporary watercolours
many mixed and solo exhibitions.
and mixed media Admission is £2.90 per person or
paintings of
free to D.H. Lawrence Heritage
landscapes and
Annual Members.
still life using the The Birthplace Museum opens
vibrant colours
at 11.00am, with timed tours
available throughout the day;
associated with
spaces are limited so please call
the summer
to book in advance to avoid
months. Sandy,
who studied
For more information please contact
Fine Art at the
D.H. Lawrence Heritage on 01773 717
University of
353, email
Derby lives on the [email protected] or
edge of the Peak visit
District. This is
where she gets
most of her
inspiration from,
making a quick
sketch and
photographs for
reference then
New College Nottingham (ncn)
construction trainee Jack Radford,
19, from Mansfield, proved he
is at the top of his game after
coming first in the wall & floor
tiling senior category at the
regional heat of SkillBuild –
the UK’s largest multi-trade
competition. Liam Mardell
achieved second place in the wall
& floor tiling, new
regional heats around the UK. The highest scoring
participants could go onto compete at the three-day
SkillBuild UK final for a place on the WorldSkills
UK team and progress to compete at the 2017
entrant category. The competition, WorldSkills competition in
which is managed by CITB, the
Abu Dhabi.At SkillBuild, trainees compete in a
Sector Skills Council and Industry variety of trades including Bricklaying, Wall & Floor
Training Board, as part of its
Tiling, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Dry Walling
ongoing work to bring new blood Systems, Joinery, Painting and Decorating
into the construction industry, saw and Plastering.
more than 1100 budding trainees
SkillBuild is part of the WorldSkills UK competition
build, plaster and paint their way framework, which is a series of around 70 quality
to success to be crowned the best assured skills competitions which take place in a
in their chosen field.
diverse range of sectors from Construction and the
The competition was one of 14
Built Environment to Cultural and Creative Arts.
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A Delight to Behold
Whatever the season, the gardens
at Deene Park are a delight to
behold; the parterre at the south
elevation is resplendent with iris,
hyacinth and tulips at this time of
year and summer perennials as we
move into the summer months.
As with all gardens, those at Deene
Park never stop evolving and last
year saw the renovation of the
White Garden; so named because
the planting is predominantly
shades of white and cream. The
planting includes white lilac,
roses, fox gloves and iris as
well as cosmos and gypsophila.
Bordered by an ornamental canal
the south facing gardens overlook
rolling parkland, for opening times
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UFO set to land at
Stoneleigh Park
For this year’s ‘must see’ World of Park &
Leisure Homes Show
We’d heard word was getting round Fast
about our FREE to ENTER SHOW but this
takes some beating!!! Visitors from Far
and Wide will descend on Stoneleigh Park,
Warwickshire (in-between Kenilworth &
Leamington Spa) on 12th to 14th June –
Opening 10am daily!
With over 50 homes on display
from most of the UK’s major
manufacturers in the Leisure
Lodge & Park Homes Industry,
you’ll be spoilt for choice!
See our website for full List of
Set in the stunning grounds of
Stoneleigh Park (in beautiful
and rural Warwickshire, close
to Kenilworth Castle & Royal
Leamington Spa), the show
offers visitors the opportunity
to experience this lifestyle first
hand. Enjoy the day and pick up
new ideas for home decoration
and style! Sample the beautiful
home cooked food available
from the Farmers Fayre. Dogs
on leads are welcome and if the
weather is fine,
bring a picnic!
This show is
a ‘one stop
shop’ with a wide range of
exhibitors giving expert advice
and guidance on choosing the
right park and the lodge or park
home to fit any budget.
There is also lots of
information and advice
on refurbishment,
maintenance and of
course those ‘must
have’ little luxury spas
& hot tubs!
The show is FREE to
enter and it could open
up a whole new Leisure
Lifestyle giving visitors
the opportunity to make
their dreams come true.
Whatever your reason,
come along and see the
choices available? It simply is the UK’s leading
show for the Park & Leisure Lifestyle.
For more information visit or call on
01789 491451.
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racers in
in the
country this
season. As can be expected from
The eni FIM Superbike World
Championship visits Donington a worldwide championship, the
Park on May 22-24 for the only calendar is truly a global affair
UK round of the series. Chances and the series has already raced
of home success are higher than in Australia, Thailand, Spain, The
ever with British
and Italy so far
riders winning
this year, with
every race of the
further visits
season so far. The
to Portugal,
World Superbike
Italy, USA,
Championship only
visits the UK once a
Spain, France
year, so Donington is
and Qatar to
the only place where
you can see some
of the world’s best
Park is a real favourite among the biking world,
renowned for superb viewing areas which put fans
closer to the action than most circuits in the UK,
as well as offering panoramic sightlines meaning
spectators will see plenty of action unfold in front
of them. With big screens around the venue, visitors
will miss none of the drama! Donington staff are
also on hand to answer any queries you may have
and point people towards the best spectator viewing
areas. With three full days of action on track there
will be plenty to see, but there is also lots of offtrack entertainment including a fan zone, children’s
activity areas and trade stands. If you are camping
there will also be music entertainment on Friday and
Saturday night! Visit for
more information.
“Come on kids, there’s lots to see and
do. Your adventure is just beginning!”
Bet you’ve never heard a goat
yodel or a
potato talk,
but you will
at Sundown
Market, and
with your
help all the
animals in
the musical
pet shop
will join in
the chorus
of their very
own song.
Explore the
Rodeo Corral Indoor Play Area and
climb aboard the Rocky Mountain
Railroad, but hold onto your hats
folks, those pesky bandits are
popping up everywhere.
Be careful not to wake the dragon
as you enter the
Lollipoppet castle
with all its smells of
candy. Then its on
to the Tractor Ride
for a trip around the
countryside before
talking to the animals
on our Animated
Farm. Grab those
bows and arrows
and climb aboard the
Robin Hood Ride to
join Robin and his
merry men as they
travel through Sherwood Forest.
Then its onto Crash Landings – our
fantastic four storey indoor play
area and café, climb and explore
the jungle where you may get a
surprise from a cheeky monkey or
a slippery snake.
Run, swing
and play
in our
bright and
Angry Birds
Park. Take
a spin on
the Okie
Yolkie ride
and bounce
along on
the Giddy
Piggies ride.
Don’t Forget
to sing and
dance along
with the
at Monkey
Ahoy there! Time
to take to the
Jolly Pirate Ride
– but you better
watch out, for
who knows were
those wicked pirates are lying in wait with a surprise or two! Don’t
forget your buckets and spades – you’ll need them in Captain Sandy’s
Play Cove.
But no one can be scared of the delightful little friends whose
lovely scenes lead us through the seasons on to the magical Sleigh
Ride through Sant’s
traditional winter
wonderland, hey,
whats that reindeer
doing in bed?! when
your ready for a break,
take the kids for
snack or a treat in one
of our cafes or shops
where there are lots of
goodies available.
Also don’t forget,
we’re open at
Christmas, so come
along and ride our
fantastic night before
Christmas ride before
visiting Santa in his
Lovely home and
receive a free gift for all children aged 2 to 10 years .
Rampton, Retford, Notts DN22 0HX
The Theme Park uniquely designed for
the under 10’s.
A whole day of fun for all the family
Ride, Slide and Explore
For Opening times and prices please visit
Tel. 01777 248274
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Gather the girls and head to
Meadowhall as Ladies’ Night is
back on Thursday 4th June. Grab
a biro and firmly
MARK it down
as a definite; after
all, this event is
designed to give
women from
across the region
a chance to take
a night off, relax
and enjoy some
well-deserved fun
at their favourite
shopping centre!
There’ll also be
the chance to win an all inclusive
7 night holiday to Mexico,
courtesy of Virgin Holidays on
the giant wheel of fortune. You’ll
be holidaying in style
and staying at the
5V*Hotel Playacar
Other prizes include a spa
treatment, facials gift vouchers for
popular fashion retailers and a spa
get away for two.
Thursday 4th June will be the
third Ladies’ Night the shopping centre has hosted,
with 12,000 ladies’ previously descending on the
Centre. With popular stores including White Stuff
and Jigsaw now open, temptation to shop will be
heightened as well as the special promotions and
discounts on the night.
Alex Caley, Events Manager at Meadowhall,
said: “Our Ladies Night is now a significant
event in the social calendar for the region as
we see ladies travelling from miles around
to join us for the evening and we are seeing
those numbers growing each year.
This year’s event is going to be bigger and
better and we have the fantastic opportunity
to win a holiday to Mexico, as well as
hundreds of other prizes up for grabs. There
are lots of events and an army of beauty and
fashion experts on hand to help our guests on
anything from clothes, hair, makeup, nails you name it and we have it covered!
We also have Capital Breakfast’s Jo-Jo coming
down to help us host the evening and anyone who
has met her or heard her on the radio will know she
is the life and soul of any event. We can’t wait for
June 4!”
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The Medieval
Month of May
Brave warriors and fair maidens
paying visit to English Heritage’s
Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire this
month have been catapulted into
the medieval month of May and
bringing it to a dramatic finale
is the Siege! event on the bank
holiday weekend of Sunday 24
and Monday 25 May. Followed
by Knight Time! for the half-term
week, running from Tuesday 26 to
Friday 29 May.
English Heritage is stepping back
in time to mark 800 years since
the signing of the Magna Carta.
catapulted into
the awesome
spectacle of a
castle under
attack, as
they learn if
Sir Gerald de
Furvina is able
to hold the
The story so far is that King John
castle walls.
is facing a widespread revolt
Families can witness the chivalry
throughout the kingdom and
and drama first-hand as the Siege
in June 1215 the Magna Carta
unfolds throughout the day and
is signed limiting the King’s
see the many techniques used to
powers, but the King reneged on
attack, including catapulting rocks.
the agreement… Meanwhile, in
Visitors can wander round the two
Derbyshire, William De Ferrers
encampments, one inside and one
– the Earl of Derby – has been
outside the castle before they pick
plotting to take over Bolsover
sides and discover how they are
Castle with its domineering
preparing for battle.
position in the countryside atop its There are three awe-inspiring
pillar of rock. Against increasingly combat displays taking place
fierce attacks and with unrest in
throughout each day between
his own ranks, visitors will be
the two forces. Crowds will be
encouraged to cheer on the mighty
armies and enjoy the thrill as they
take part in a nail-biting battle, in
a fine demonstration of their skill,
agility and strength.
Complete with medieval music,
children’s hobby horse jousting,
stories, riddles and jest
– there is something for all the
For children inspired by the heroic
knights, they have the opportunity
over the half-term to become
knights for the day themselves and
hone their skills for the battlefield
to impress family members at
Knight Time! on Tuesday 26 to
Friday 29 May. The medieval
castle knight will welcome
children to this tantalising event
where they can listen to stories
like no other.
Plus, on the non-event weekends
there is the ever popular Cavalier
Horsemanship displays where
visitors can step foot into the
country’s oldest working Riding
House and enjoy breathtaking
displays of cavaliers in training,
set to baroque music as the
majestic horses master the
techniques created by William
Lucy Hutchings, English
Heritage Events Manager says,
“The Knight’s Tournament was
a great way to start our Medieval
Month of May and these two
events are a fantastic way to
bring it to a close as the Castle
will come to life with plenty of
action, drama and activities for
families and we can’t wait to
hear everyone cheering on their
chosen heroes.”
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Times Tours
The Three T’s
With Treasured Times Tours, the
moment you get on the coach
is the moment you begin your
holiday. Pick up points are in
Mansfield, Sutton, Kirkby and
the local area, so you really don’t
need to go very far at all to get
your holiday started.
All five day and long weekend
tours are on a dinner, bed and
breakfast basis and include
executive coach travel along
with excursions.
Patrick Eames puts his heart and
soul into all of his tours
and has been providing
affordable and enjoyable
holidays for his customers for
almost 3 years now.
He started up as a sole trader due
to being made redundant and at
62 he felt rather stuck on what to
do with himself having worked
for over 40 years, so the idea
of offering
great touring
holidays both
in England
and abroad came as a welcome
With Treasured Times Tours you
can expect a professional service
with no cut corners and smiles
throughout your holiday. If you
want to book your tour or find out
more information, you can call
Patrick on 01623 753063 or email
him on
[email protected]
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Cool down and enjoy some skating action at the National
Ice Centre this May half-term. There’s plenty to choose
from with sessions for people of all ages.
Parent and Toddler skating sessions
Enjoy a relaxed family skate with onice equipment for your little ones.
will take
place on
Tuesday 26
May and
Friday 29
May (both
and on
Sunday 31
May 1010:45am.
take place on
Fridays and Saturdays. With the lights
down and a
DJ spinning the latest chart hits, these
sessions are
perfect for teenagers.
Disabled inclusion
A session
for all
of age or
the ice
on ice
in your
or in one of
the purpose
built sledges.
We are an
venue with disabled access and
disabled parking bays making your
trip to see us as easy as possible.
Takes place Sunday 31 May at 1010:45am.
Learn to Skate intensive course
Learn to Skate in just three
hours in
our three
course from
26-28 May.
Lessons are
for an hour
each day
from 121pm. You'll
receive free
skate hire
and access
to the public session before & after the
lesson. £49.50 for children aged 5-15
and £55 for adults aged 16 +.
For more information on any of these
sessions visit
To book the Learn to Skate intensive
course call 0843 373 3000 or visit us
in person at Ticketing & Customer
Services, Bolero Square, The Lace
Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
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Golden Shepherds Pie
This is a great recipe for getting
children to eat vegetables without
them noticing. This recipe will feed
8-10 people so if you're cooking for
less, make in two dishes and freeze
the second dish, or freeze in individual
portion containers.
Serves: 8-10
Cooking time: 40 minutes
• 2 tablespoons olive oil;
• 4 onions, peeled and roughly
• 1.35kg minced lamb;
• 2 level teaspoons tomato puree;
• 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or
• 2 level teaspoons yeast
• 50g plain flour;
• 2 x 400g canned chopped
• 500ml water or meat stock;
• 1.35kg potatoes, peeled and
• 500g carrots, peeled and chopped;
• 100ml warm milk;
• 50g butter;
• 50g red Leicester cheese, grated;
• A sprig of herbs.
1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan
and cook onion until golden brown.
Add the meat and cook for a
further 5-10 minutes. Add
the tomato puree, herbs,
Marmite, Worcestershire
sauce and flour. Cook over
the heat for 2-3 minutes.
Transfer to a saucepan and
add the chopped tomatoes,
water or meat stock, cover
and allow to bubble gently
for 45 minutes, stirring
2. Meanwhile, cook or steam
the potatoes in a pan of
water for 20-25 minutes or
until soft. Add the chopped
carrots to the potatoes
for the last 10 minutes of
cooking. Drain well and
return to the pan. Mash the
potatoes with the carrots
and add the warm milk and
the butter, and beat until
fluffy and smooth.
3. Preheat the oven to
180°C (350°F) mark 4. Put
the meat mixture into an
ovenproof dish or individual
freezer dishes. Top with the
potato and carrot mixture
and sprinkle with the Red
Leicester cheese, decorate
with a sprig of rosemary.
Cook for 35-40 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
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5 Place of sanctuary (7)
6 Dog planet? (5)
7 TV by wires system (5)
8 US head of state (9)
9 Baby basket (4)
10 Women . . . less muscled
than men (3,6,3)
13 Refined and dignified (7)
15 Salary or wage (3)
19 Travel permit (8)
20 Office circular (4)
24 Horse’s foot (4)
27 Fix in snugly (5)
29 Yellow-fleshed turnip (5)
30 Residue from fire (3)
31 As secure as bricks and
mortar (4,2,6)
32 Bottle with threaded
lid (8)
34 Make a mistake (3)
36 Highs and lows (3,3,5)
37 Female spouse (4)
39 Pools of rainwater (7)
40 Made intelligible (9)
42 Mischievous sprite (9)
43 Metal corrosion (4)
44 City fortifications (8)
47 Forest or park officers (7)
51 Gentleman (3)
52 Stun and daze (5)
53 Respond to stimuli (5)
56 Extinct flightless bird (4)
58 Earnest appeal (4)
on food waste could
save the average family
with children £700
a year.
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Admission charges (includes access to
the Ross Tiger)
Adult £6 | Child £2 (under fives free)
Concessions £4 (students, senior
citizens and visitors with mobility
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
Fishing for a
family day out?
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
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]
Twitter @GYFhc
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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
criss-crossing 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! Continued on page 26...
shops, indoor shopping centres
and a bustling Saturday street
market. A prosperous Farmers’
Market is a feature on the
second Saturday each month.
The gateway to Lincolnshire – served here. The original
During your stay you may like to
with its A1
Guildhall was made up of
visit Downtown Superstore with
links and high speed rail
three buildings- a Ballroom
its own garden centre, cafes and
service to London – just
and Courtroom, a Governor’s
Boundary Mill stores, near the
over an hour- the town picked Residence and a Jail. Now it
up two accolades recently when houses a lively Arts Centre and A1. North of Grantham is Belton
it was
the Tourist Information Centre. House, a Restoration country
named as one of the top
At the heart of Grantham is the house with
25 rooms open to the public.
commuter towns in the country parish church of St. Wulfram
1300 acre landscaped park,
with good value property and with its soaring 282ft. spire
formal gardens and woodland
one of the best towns to live in – one of the most important
adventure playground.
Britain. Sir Isaac Newton
town churches in England.
Surrounding the town
was the most famous
A Town Trail of Grantham is
you can visit Belvoir Castle.
pupil of Grantham’s Kings
available together with guided
Easton walled Gardens and
School. More recently,
walks giving an insight into
Britain’s first woman Prime
by-gone days and local history. Woolsthorpe Manor.
For details of what to see and
Minister, Margaret Thatcher
Grantham has an expanding
where to stay, see
was born in the town and
and developing
Britain’s first policewoman
town centre, with many thriving
If you are planning to visit
Lincoln and take in the sights,
what better way to get around
town than on a hirebike.
hirebike is Lincoln’s very own
public bike hire scheme with 19
docking stations and up to 100
bikes located around the city.
Docking stations are ideally
placed at shopping areas such
as St Marks and at other key
locations to take in the city
sights and relaxing scenic rides.
You can find details of all the
docking stations and the number of
bikes at each point, in real time on
the website at
To start using the hirebikes, simply
register online as a pay-as-you-go
(casual) or Annual member and
put some credit on your account.
Then, if you’re out and about and
fancy jumping on a hirebike, you’ll
have all the access details you need
to use a hirebike. And remember,
bikes can be put back
at any of the docking
stations around town,
not only the one you’ve
hired it from. With
rentals ranging from the
first 30 minutes free for
annual members to £2 an
hour for pay-as-you-go
users, hirebike is a cost
effective, fun way to take
in Lincoln.
Visit hirebikelincoln. or call 01522 370
143 (between 7.30am
and 6pm) to register. The
hirebike team will be at
St Marks Shopping Centre
outside Debenhams on
22nd May 2015 between
11am and 2.30pm to
answer questions and
demonstrate the scheme.
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Fairground showman Billy Butlin resorts are what holiday
memories are made of. Golden
set up his first camp here, while
sands, blue flag beaches, whiteSkegness was one of Britain’s
knuckle rides and funfairs...
first seaside resort towns - and
Skegness, Mablethorpe and
still amongst the most popular.
Cleethorpes have everything
Beaches, amusements and good
old-fashioned fun… no wonder it’s families expect from a perfect
such a family favourite, come rain day by the sea.
Take time out amidst
or shine. But don’t be fooled. It’s
fine Georgian buildings and architectural heritage of
not all bucket and spades. Perfect the beautiful countryside
the Lincolnshire
for bird
watchers and Elsewhere across Lincolnshire, there’s plenty to keep visitors Vales, as well
as historic and
nature lovers,
bustling towns
happy - from city to coast and countryside.
such as Stamford
Natural Coast
and Grantham? Head north and visit one of England’s
of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a
is one of Lincoln’s best secrets!
best-preserved medieval manor
nationally important landscape
How about some good oldhouses in England. With Gainsborough Old Hall at
with rolling chalk hills and areas
fashioned family fun at the
its heart, Gainsborough has origins as a river crossing
of sandstone and clay as well
seaside? Welcome to one of
place, and later an inland port, miles from the sea,
Britain’s best-loved family seaside as charming market towns and
but on the River Trent, allowing it to flourishin the
picture perfect villages. Or how
destinations. Fun
Middle Ages.
about the tranquil river walks,
days out and traditional family
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Order repeat prescriptions
in time for the bank
Patients in Nottingham City
are being urged to check their
medicine cabinets and order any
repeat prescriptions in plenty of
time for the May bank holiday.
“If you know you’ll need to
take medication over the bank
holiday take a moment now
to plan ahead and make sure
you have time to get your
prescriptions and medication,”
said Hugh Porter, Clinical
Chair of NHS Nottingham City
Clinical Commissioning Group
(CCG) and a GP at Cripps Health
Centre. “A little forward planning
now could save a great deal of
inconvenience and help make
sure everyone has a relaxing
GP surgeries will be closed on
bank holiday Monday and many
pharmacies will be operating
reduced opening hours.
If you do need medical help or
advice over the bank holidays
there are a number of places that
can help:
If you need help fast but don’t
think it’s a 999 emergency, you
can call 111. The service is
available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, and is free to
call from landlines and mobile
If you have a minor illness or
injury you can go to an NHS
walk-in centre at London Road or
on Upper Parliament Street.
If you need advice for minor
health problems you can speak
to your pharmacist for on-thespot advice and remedies for a
wide range of problems such
as stomach upsets, coughs and
colds. Details of Nottingham City
pharmacies that are open on bank
holiday Monday can be found on
the CCG’s website at
Information is also available
online via NHS Choices – here
you will find a wide range of
online health and symptom
checkers at
If you think you need to see a GP
out-of-hours, telephone 111. The
111 service can put you in contact with the GP outof-hours service, which can arrange for you to see
a doctor or nurse during evenings and weekends if
You should only call 999 or visit
the Emergency Department
(A&E) in a real emergency. This
includes a serious injury or lifethreatening problem such as loss
of consciousness, severe breathing
difficulty, heavy bleeding, severe
chest pain, suspected broken bones,
deep wounds (e.g. stab wounds),
swallowing something harmful or
poisonous or a drug overdose.
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Lisa Robertson from Lisa Lemon hands free bags 3
Creative entrepreneur Lisa
Robertson has been inspired to
design a collection of hands free
bags after years of fruitlessly
searching for an attractive
replacement for the ugly belt
bag she had worn to keep her
valuables safe during travelling.
Now Lisa has quit her job as a
commercial director in IT and
is concentrating full time on
her Lisa
free bag
And she’s
just begun
a £5,000
appeal to
her first
“For many
when I’ve
been out
and about
when I
to either
keep my hands free or keep my
precious belongings close by, I
used a rather ugly old belt bag,”
said Lisa, from West Bridgford,
near Nottingham. “After looking
around for an alternative I found
there was nothing on the market
and that’s how Lisa Lemon hands
free bags was born.”
Her initial design, in two different
colours, is now available, but Lisa
has just started a crowd funding
appeal to launch her collection,
with two new designs added to
the range, plus accessories. She
hopes to raise £5,000 from the
Kickstarter appeal which has just
Qualified care professionals are
gone live and will run for
needed more now than ever, with a 30 days.
projected increase in growth over “You need more than one
the next two years in Nottingham design for a collection and I am
according to EMSI (Economic
delighted to have added two
Modelling Services
more to the range, plus some
accessories,” she said. “With the
help of backers, I hope to produce
my first collection of bags and
accessories for both men and
The stylish bags are made in the
New College Nottingham
(ncn) Health and Social Care
students came together with
NHS healthcare professionals to
celebrate International Nurses’
Day on 12th May, in recognition
of the fantastic work nurses and
midwives do all over the world.
The event, which was organised
in partnership with the
Nottingham University Hospitals
(NUH) NHS Trust, gave students
the chance to meet healthcare
professionals from departments
including: emergency, child
services, care for the elderly,
community nursing, and
midwifery. Students heard firsthand what it’s like to work in
the sector and they were able
to learn about the many career
opportunities available in the
ncn Clarendon was
overwhelmed with interest
and support, with more than
30 stalls giving all kinds of
information on careers and health
issues, from sexual health to
critical care, and visitors even got
to try their hand at practical skills
in the college’s brand new
Skills Lab.
Access to Nursing and Midwifery
student, Victoria Mayes, said:
“I really enjoyed the day. Being
able to speak to nurses and ask
Victoria Mayes with
a jar of tar the amount
you would have in
system if you smoked
20 a day for a year
about the profession and university
International) of 5%
has been really helpful. It was
for nurses, 4% care workers and
brilliant to see everyone from the
sector come together for the day.” 3% midwives.
ncn is the largest access to nursing
and health professions course
provider in the East Midlands. Its
Access to Nursing and Midwifery
course has seen a record number of
applicants this academic year, with
a rise from 80 learners in 2012/13
to more than 200 now.
ncn Faculty Head for Care, Liza-Jo
Guyatt, said: “With increasing
numbers of students applying for
our Care courses, we are confident
that we’ll be able to fill the skills
gap in Nottingham.
“We understand the importance
of integrating health and care
services, and our Nurses’ Day
event is a perfect example of
Midlands, from luxury Italian
vegetable tanned leather, and are
designed for the savvy traveller,
the fashionable festival-goer
or anyone who’s out and about
and needs to keep their personal
possessions safe.
“Lisa Lemon hands free bags
are gorgeous, expertly crafted,
leather bags which fit snuggly
around the waist,” explained
Lisa. “They are not designed to
be discreet or hidden away. They
are statement bags, happy to be
in the limelight. “Each bag has an
internal phone pocket and clip to
keep your keys and Lisa Lemon
accessories safely attached inside
your bag.” Recent statistics
show that each day over 400,000
incidents of pick pocketing occur
around the world and the internal
clip and accessories ring will
give some peace of mind when
you're out and about, added Lisa.
After studying graphic design
in Derby, Lisa worked for a
number of design agencies in
Nottingham, including a spell
co-running her own agency
with a partner. She has also
mentored design businesses and
graduates from creative courses
at Nottingham Trent University.
More recently she has been on
the commercial side of business,
working in IT as a commercial
“I always had this yearning to
go back to doing something
creative,” said Lisa. “Someone
said to me ‘you need to do
something that feeds your soul’
and that resonated with me.”
Lisa has had some excellent
feedback from those who have
already used Lisa Lemon hands
free bags.
“A group of girls from West
Bridgford took one to Leeds
Festival and they thought it was
great,” she says. “A friend took
one to America and said it was
invaluable. She described it as
being like her third hand. I used
mine on a visit to Australia and
it was perfect. I wasn’t stressing
about having my bag stolen. All
my valuables, like my purse,
passport, phone and tickets were
attached to me, which gave me
peace of mind.”
To find out more about Lisa’s
bringing all the services together,
including social work, social care,
childcare, and public services.”
The college prides itself in being
a fast track for Nursing and
Midwifery students to progress
to local universities. “In the last
academic year four out of every
five students studying Access
to Nursing secured a place at
university on a Nursing degree
course with the remainder
finding further voluntary or paid
employment. In the last academic
year 70 students went on to study
at the University of Nottingham
alone, with others securing
nationwide degree places”,
Kickstarter bid visit https://
projects/224065690/lisa-lemonhands-free-bags-launch-the-firstcollecShe has worked with a
range of creatives in Nottingham
to compile a video, which
was shot around Nottingham
Trent University, and to create
a portfolio of photos. Video
production film and edit was
carried out by Julius Ayodeji,
Nottingham Trent University
course leader in BA (Hons)
Art & Design Media Practice,
third-year BA (Hons) Art &
Design Media Practice student
at Nottingham Trent University
Matt Mahjouri, with studio
product photography by Honey
Read Photography, Nottingham.
Lisa’s website is
Birds singing and flowers
blooming, it’s the perfect time
to celebrate the countryside and
wildlife on offer in Broxtowe
at a special event in Beeston
Square later this month.
With 14 Local Nature Reserves
in the Borough, Broxtowe is
the perfect location to celebrate
the rich wildlife and natural
environment in Nottinghamshire
at the Broxtowe Wildlife and
Countryside Day event on
Saturday 23rd May between
10.00am and 4.00pm in
Beeston Square. From Hoots
Owl Rescue, Beeston Wildlife
Group and Attenborough Nature
Reserve activity stand, to
Ridewise Cycling (come along
to Dr Bike for your free service,
join an instructor lead cycle ride
to Attenborough Nature Centre.
For more information, please
contact Broxtowe Borough
Council on 0115 917 7777,
email [email protected] or
For more information about
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust,
explains Liza-Jo.
Sue Haines, NUH Trust Assistant
Director of Nursing, said: “We
thoroughly enjoyed our day
with everyone at ncn. It was
great to be able to showcase the
excellent work we do across
the healthcare community in
Nottinghamshire. The learners
at ncn presented some amazing
health promotion projects and
we look forward to seeing these
inspiring young people working
in our organisations across
Nottinghamshire in the future.”
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For T hat
By Gemma Allen
Getting married is undoubtedly
one of the biggest events of your
life and as
a couple
very much
in love you
want to enjoy
the whole
of starting a
life together
from the very
rushing into
setting a date
and getting
stressed by
the whole
take a step
back and allow yourself to enjoy
the run up to one of the most
important days of your life. The
last thing you should do is
get madly focused on getting
everything done right away
and making every decision in a
split second. It doesn’t matter if
your wedding day is next week
or next year, the important
thing to remember is that
it’s your day and you should
cherish every moment of it.
Planning your wedding doesn’t
have to be stressful. Careful
preparation, keeping within
budget and simply enjoying
what you are doing will make
things far easier for both of
you. Savour every second as
the memories that you are
creating will last forever.
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