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Spotlight On Our Firm Member‌ Steve and Sharon started using Forever Living products for their daughter who had eczema when she was a baby. They were so impressed with the difference it made compared with the conventional prescription alternatives that they set up their own home based business supplying the products to local people. Having developed their business successfully over the last 13 years, they now offer to recruit and train people to do the same. Forever Living Products offer a range of natural Aloe Vera and beehive based health, beauty and nutrition products. Founded in 1978 and operating in the UK since 1993, they are the world’s largest grower, manufacturer and distributor of such products. The range includes skin care, personal care, Aloe Vera nutritional drinks, supplements, weight management, sports performance and recovery, animal care, aroma spa and even cosmetics infused with Aloe. Products are made with 100% inner leaf Aloe Vera gel and aim to help you look and feel your best. These are top quality products that have Aloe, not water, as the number one ingredient and so Forever are proud to offer a 60 day complete satisfaction money back guarantee on all products. Forever Living is a family run company, with family values, that has been built from its American roots and has expanded across the world, trading in over 155 countries. The products are available from a network of local suppliers and online. As well as providing you with these lovely products, Forever can offer you a full or part time recruitment opportunity,


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Christmas is coming and with it the pressure to eat, drink and be merry. I say pressure because this year it will be particularly hard to feel merry for many people especially those hit hard by the rising cost of living. The pressures experienced by individuals and families vary widely but, if I was to generalise I would say most ordinary people are making “adjustments” to their lifestyles. The difference will be to what extent, how and why? I have a friend who confided in me recently that she and her husband are “struggling” which for them means eating out twice a month rather than weekly. I find this sort of conversation difficult at the best of times as these friends are very wealthy by any standards so to avoid causing offence I find myself exploring the topic of what we mean by “struggling” on the off chance I could be misunderstanding her. It is my friends view that; both she and her husband have worked hard to achieve a certain lifestyle and being forced to adapt to socialising less often or to visit less expensive eateries is to admit defeat. It is particularly strange to me they hold these views as we were at primary school together and grew up in fairly close proximity and I know both are from relatively poor backgrounds. The one single benefit both my friends enjoyed which was not available to their parents or their children was a grant aided University education. Both graduated to careers in finance at a

time when that was a growth industry. They took advantage of consistently high salaries, annual bonus payments and contacts in the right places to expand their wealth. The economic slump has meant these benefits are no longer as regular or predictable and investment is risky so they feel insecure and vulnerable. At a certain point in the discussion my friend crossed a boundary with me when she said she considered throwing in the job to live a life on benefits, with no responsibility except a weekly trip to a food bank. I’m shocked but not surprised this is her view as we are bombarded daily with this false set of messages from TV, radio and other news media. It was the Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels who said that “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” My former friend is not persuaded by the truth even when she sees it in writing. She remains of the view Job Seekers Allowance would be sufficient to maintain her living standards because that is what is

JJane implied in all the media reports about those dependent on state support. In another part of my life I have friends who also work very hard but, have insecure jobs and/or earn small wages despite having trained for a career. I rarely hear them complain other than to express their frustration at being criticised or misrepresented in the media when they strike for better pay and conditions because their wages are so low they are at times unable even to afford to travel to work. Cycling across the city to work is only possible if you can afford a bicycle! This group of friends interpret the word “struggle” to mean having no money to pay for a safe, warm home with regular meals. Yet, it is this group of friends who will be out and about at Christmas donating their time, skills and friendship to those they consider “less fortunate”.

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Spotlight on Usborne… Every parent wants to give their child(ren) the best start in life! Learning to read and write is an important part of children’s development. Shocking figures show that 1 in 5 children do not own a book of their own( -16031370 and yet Children with their own books were more likely to be above average readers and do better at school, the study of 18,000 children suggested. The best way to encourage reading is for children to have access to good quality books on a regular basis. Local libraries are a great resource for discovering new authors and many have events they will put on throughout the year. Usborne Books are celebrating their 40th birthday this year, they won children’s publisher of the year 2012 and are well known for their wide range of superb books catering for children from 0 – 16. As your local Independent Usborne Organiser I can advise and

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The Family Robert De Niro just can’t stay away from films surrounding the Mafia, gangsters and organised crime. Well, if it isn’t broke… as the saying goes. This time it’s a comedy crime film with De Niro as a former mafia boss who after making a mistake and finding out there’s a hit on him and his family, decides to turn

informant on his boss. Then he and his family are put into witness protection. They find themselves in France with FBI agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) keeping supervision. Although it seems as the behaviour the family are accustomed to, isn’t easy to let go. Bribery, extortion, explosions and general bad behaviour are rife and soon they catch the attention of those who still hold a grudge. It isn’t long before hitmen are coming to town for a visit. De Niro is supported by Michelle Pfeiffer (Hairspray, Dark Shadows) as his wife and Glee’s Diana Agron as his daughter. Release Date: 22.11.13


One of the most famous high school prom scenes is coming back to our screens. Originally released in 1976, we get to see again the haunting tale of a lonely girl who gets pushed too far when a prank is pulled on her at the high school prom involving pig’s blood. With this being the remake there won’t be any surprises plot-wise, but with the advancement in special effects we should be in


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different from each other. Then the real story behind Mary Poppins is discovered with very personal ties to Travers that brings reason and purpose behind her reluctance. Walt Disney is played by Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) and Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Love, Actually) is P.L Travers. The pair a superb together and bring their real life counterparts to life as though we are back in the 60’s when it all began. In reality, Travers disliked the film version so much she never allowed any more Mary Poppins books to be made into film. But seeing it all played out may give audiences a reason behind her decisions. Release Date: 29.11.13


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Coming from the director of The Queen (Stephen Frears) we have a tale of separation and heartache starring the unlikely pairing of Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Coogan (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) plays Martin Sixsmith, a former journalist turned government advisor who finds himself without a job. He then hears of a woman with a rather interesting story to tell. Although resistant at first, he decides to write a human interest story about her. Her name is Philomena played by Dench (Skyfall, Mrs Brown) and when she was young she was forced to give up her child for adoption as she had him out of wedlock and she was a Catholic in Ireland. After her son’s 50th

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Property News Are Property Prices Rising? There’s a lot of talk at the moment about property prices being at their highest level for a number of years, but is this a true reflection of our local area? The Office For National Statistics have reported an increase of 3.8% across England compared to August 2012, but these figures are influenced by the London market, which has risen by 8.7% over the last 12 months. If we break down the figures to show the local areas, the story is quite different. In Derbyshire there are 2 extremes with Chesterfield showing a 7.7% increase, but Derbyshire Dales showing a 7.8% decrease. In South Yorkshire Rotherham increased by 4.8%, whereas Sheffield saw a 7.3% decrease. In Nottinghamshire Newark & Sherwood witnessed a large increase of 10.8%, but Ashfield District saw prices drop by 2.9% As you can see the generalisation of the property market increasing throughout the country gives a false impression of what is actually happening on the doorstep Will Prices Rise Further?

Landlord Tip: When using an agent to manage your property, make sure you check the on-line marketing descriptions and pictures, to ensure they meet your expectations. A more detailed description and good pictures will attract more interest than poor quality photo’s and a few lines of text.

Tenant Tip: When looking for a place to rent, think about the detail the agent or landlord has put into the marketing description. If someone puts the effort and attention to detail into their marketing, they are more likely to put effort and attention to detail in regards to other aspects of your tenancy.

Experts are forecasting that house prices will rise by 6.6% during the next 12 months, but are saying that it will then start to level off again, and the risk of another property bubble is minimal. Finances? The Bank Of England has suggested recently that the base rate will stay at 0.5% for the whole of 2014, which is good news for mortgage repayments. This combined with the Governments push on affordable housing may help first-time buyers to get their feet on the ladder. We will just have to wait and see.



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