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ARE YOUR DENTURES CAUSING YOU TEETHING TROUBLES? Many denture wearers suffer with poor fitting, worn out or artificial (false) looking dentures that cause the wearer to feel a lack of confidence in their dentures.This can present itself when chewing or even by just worrying about the denture dropping during a conversation. All these are issues that ChrisWright Denture Clinics specialise in correcting.


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DENTURES NEED REGULAR SERVICING Dentures are in constant use almost 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are also in a pretty hostile environment in the mouth, being attacked by strong acid, bacteria, hot, cold and spicy food. Denture material absorbs liquids and food odour. Daily cleaning is essential as well as professional ultrasonic cleaning in a dental laboratory at least once a year. Due to


constant bone resorption dentures will become loose sooner or later. Loose dentures will increase damage to the gums and bone structure, and increase the risk of breakage. Have them re-lined as soon as possible to get a good fit. It only takes a day or two. Have your dentures inspected by a Clinical Dental Technician at least every two years, or more frequently if necessary.

YOUR DENTURES NEED ATTENTION 1. When they become loose. 2. When teeth or denture base discolours. 3. When tooth surfaces become flat. 4. When denture base does not fit around natural teeth (in partial dentures). 5. When you develop deep lines around your mouth.

6. When your chin sticks out, and the corners of your lips are constantly wet, developing sores. 7. When you stop smiling and feel embarrassed.

MY DENTURES HAVE BECOME LOOSE! This is easily remedied by a procedure know as Re-lining. A new layer of Denture base is added to your existing Denture, improving the fit and restoring confidence.

DENTURES ON IMPLANTS This type of Denture is constructed in conjunction with the Dental Implant Surgeon. This is a very good procedure when the patient has limited control and retention of their Dentures. The finished Dentures ‘click’ into position offering the ultimate in Denture Retention.

SHOULD I HAVE A SPARE SET OF DENTURES MADE? Yes, it is very important to have a spare set of dentures for emergencies in case of breakage.

CONSTRUCTING A GOOD SET OF DENTURES Constructing a functional and aesthetically pleasing set of dentures is the most difficult task in dentistry. We are not only replacing lost teeth, but also lost tissue matter and bone. In other words, we have to re-create your facial features as they were before the loss of your natural teeth. In most cases we do not know what your teeth looked like, what size they were or what position they were in originally. We have a few indications but mostly we have to rely on our visual and artistic judgement. At the same time we have to use our technical expertise in order to make the denture stable and functional. Denture construction is more art than science.

WHAT IS A CLINICAL DENTAL TECHNICIAN? A Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) is a qualified dental technician that has under gone



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throughout the day for messages, emails, texts, Messenger and What’s App groups etc. Everyone wants to stay in touch with the people who matter to us, in business, socially and personally. So, this is somewhere to start with phone justice. There should surely be a way (or research needs to be focused that way) to prevent individuals having the use of their own phones for set periods of time. Our names and profiles would be blocked.

Is phone justice the way forward?


NFORCING justice in 2019 is always a matter of great discussion and can prompt a generational approach.

Older people, brought up in a tougher and probably more straightforward age, tend to want old-fashioned justice.You know, you do something wrong, you pay the price, whether that’s making reparation to an individual, doing something for the community or just going to jail.

Then, for example, anyone caught using a phone while driving would automatically lose it for, say, 60 days plus a fine. Loss of access to any form of mobile service would massively affect people, especially younger people who live on their phones. This could also be rolled out as a second line of punishment for plenty of other crimes like drug dealing (where it might be particularly effective), drunk driving or dangerous driving. The potential is endless. Could it work? Well, in today’s hi-tech world we can’t be that far away from such research findings so let’s give it a go. Thoughts, anyone? Sorry, our Development Chief is just doing his homework ANYONE who has looked at the jobs’ market recently may be surprised by the sorts of posts that are available.

Sentencing today has to take into account bulging jails, the actual amount of cash available to deal with law-breakers and a court system that is constantly questioned. Irrespective of personal opinions, though, there appears to be a fascinating trend of relevant justice that could be taken to some interesting logical conclusions.

Well, we have lost whole rafts of jobs, thanks to technology and cheaper imports. Our textile industry was long ago decimated, for example. And when I started out as a journalist in the dark ages of linotype, the newspaper I worked on had 90 compositors who worked with type. That job doesn’t even exist today.

Now, police remove the results of ill-gotten gains and sell them to aid the public purse. Boats and posh houses have long been on the agenda for convicted criminals to lose to make restitution to society, along with other obvious trophies from criminal “achievements.”

Now there are hundreds of different new jobs, many of them online or in other hi-tech areas. New digital posts abound and many jobs have become digital, demanding fresh and different skills.

More recently, one criminal lost his entire collection of designer trainers which were sold off to raise public funds. He had prized these above all else so that’s got to hurt. That got me thinking about what other things we could threaten to take off law-breakers - even minor ones-to effectively get the message across that what they did was wrong and there is always a price to pay. And the main answer was mobile phones. Today, millions of us would be lost without our phones. Those in business check them

Some people now make a living from their hobbies, playing online games to an audience. Their every move is streamed to others who wait, fascinated, for what happens next. Then there are the social influencers - individuals who recommend online everything from food to make-up and holidays to other people. They’re paid well for their opinions because their influence is so great; a nod of approval from them can mean a product or service is sold out. These jobs have nothing to do with age or experience, just their appeal to the very wide


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audience out there wanting to know about the next big thing. Amazingly, even small children can earn a fortune through their “job” online. In America, a seven year-old boy called Ryan earned $22 million (yes, you’re reading that right) in 2018 playing with and reviewing toys on YouTube. The lad even has his own range of toys in Walmart and Target. As they say, the world is certainly changing. Marriage CAN last for lucky lads like Harry and Tom IN a throwaway society when little is expected to last any length of time, relationships have become affected. To many younger people, the idea of a long marriage- just like the idea of staying in one job for 40 years- is generally deemed daft and consigned to the past. But all that was before Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra stepped into the public eye. The erstwhile football manager turned I’m A Celebrity …Get Me Out Of Here! winner has been married to his wife for more than 50 years and, as he showed in the Australian jungle, he is still besotted. He missed her terribly, spoke of her regularly and fondly and generally impressed all ages with their lengthy, loving relationship. Film star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have broken the Hollywood mould by remaining married and faithful since they first got together in the 1980s. And, surprisingly, they both still seem affectionate and to actually like each other. Astonishingly to some, the official average length of marriage in the UK is 30 years, usually ending with the death of a spouse. Even the number of heterosexual couples getting divorced in England and Wales is at its lowest since 1973. According to the Office for National Statistics, this, though, is also consistent with the decline in the number of marriages and the increase in people living together rather than marrying. Either way, there may well be a trend towards staying with the same person and promoting longevity in personal relationships. Whatever happens in the next few years, it’s great to see loving couples like the Redknapps still caring for each other. And long may it last! 5



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wasn't too bad, we got to see all the main sites with relative ease but, for me, the most enjoyable bit by far was the cable car ride up Srd hill for the view back down on the Old Town. There are a couple of restaurants at the top but head for the Panorama Bar & Restaurant, next to the cable car station for unforgettable drinks with a view.

The old town of Dubrovnick

10 Top Things to Do and See in Croatia By Cathy Bartrop for Silver Travel Advisor Back in the days of the former Yugoslavia, President Tito made one of his better decisions when he decreed that no multistorey construction could happen with 100 metres of the coastline. The Croatian government subsequently continued the policy and, as a result, the country can now boast what must be the most unspoilt and scenic coastline in Europe.

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One of the best ways to explore it is to take a cruise as I did on a filming trip with Noble Caledonia. Our ship was the Princess Eleganza, a gem of a small ship, carrying just 36 passengers and nimble enough to slip in to the smallest of ports. What a joy is was to berth overnight in peaceful harbours and spend at least half of every day cruising.

1. Dubrovnik Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik has long been a magnet for tourists. It’s also tiny, which means it gets packed especially when up to 5 mega ships can be docked at once, spewing out up to 20,000 passengers. When we were there, late afternoon in early June, it

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2. The 'Lavender Island' of Hvar Hvar has gained a reputation as party central in recent years, especially with students and backpackers. I must say they have good taste – it’s an incredibly pretty port with a castle backdrop, cobbled backstreets, expansive squares and clear blue seas. Hvar is more than just the port though - we actually docked in Starigard, another delightful and much quieter harbour and only 30 minutes’ drive away. Driving back along the country roads we got to see Hvar’s other claim to fame: the beautiful rural landscape, heady with the scent of lavender, pine and rosemary. 3. Captivating Korcula Neat alliteration but also very true Korcula is just lovely. It’s a tiny port, reputed to be the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. They certainly milk the connection but it seems plausible enough as you wander the crooked streets and elegant squares flanked with palaces of old nobility. Another Marco, Marco Andijic, a 15th century stonemason played a part in creating the bell tower of the cathedral which gave us our 360 view of Korcula. It’s a steep old climb but well worth the effort. NB Korcula now restricts cruise ships docking before 5pm.  4. Cocktails and sunset dining Still in Korcula, it was also memorable for its bars and restaurants. Massimo's must be one of the more unusual locations for a cocktail bar - atop a medieval tower. Access is via a steep staircase and then

Krka River Waterfall

a ladder up through a tiny hole - I very nearly got stuck on it with my back pack! Fortunately the drinks are delivered more easily, via a winch and pulley system on the side of the tower. Along the waterfront there is a great selection of restaurants - by recommendation we plumped for Nonno's where the antipasti and homemade pasta dishes, even if a little pricey, were as good as anything I've eaten in Italy. 5. Churches, castles and palaces Croatia is awash with historic buildings. Among the most memorable for me was a tour of Diocletian's Palace in Split - the approach to Split from the sea didn't look all that promising but then, just steps from the waterfront, you enter the complex that the Roman Emperor Dioclea had built as his retirement Palace in AD 305. Facing the sea on one side, it was built like a Roman military fortress with walls up to 700 feet long and 20 feet high, enclosing an area of 9.5 acres. Split's enchanting old town is within its walls. Zadar is equally as mesmerising - by the 1st century it too was a Roman Municipality. Over the centuries the city has been the subject of numerous assaults, not least more recently during the Yugoslav wars in the 90s. 6. Culture and tradition You come across so many examples of this in Croatia, from its citizens who are clearly proud of their musical traditions, crafts and heritage. The Dalmation ‘Klapa’

or ‘a capella’ singers perform daily in Split's vestibule within the palace walls. The acoustics are unbelievable - needless to say they do a fine trade in CD's. 7. Zadar Sea Organs Back to Zadar for more music - slightly less harmonious but nonetheless appealing - this time from the famous Sea Organ running the length of the peninsula. Completed in 2005, wave action pushes air through a series of underwater pipes and up through niches cut into the steps, producing random melodic notes. The stronger the waves, the louder the music. It’s a wonderful spot to watch the sun set. At the end of the promenade there is also another installation 'Greeting to the sun', basically a huge round solar panel which radiates a random sequence of coloured lights at night. If the organ is the music, the sun is the disco dance floor!  8. Krka National Park Declared a National Park in 1985, Krka is an absolute stunner. Covering 109 square kilometres the park follows the River Krka about 2kms down river from Knin to Skradin. The most impressive and most visited waterfall is Skradinski Buk, considered one of the most beautiful cliff waterfalls in Europe. I can't argue with that. 650m of river create 12 waterfalls with a total height of 27m. The falls themselves are stunning but walking through the shady woodland that surrounds them is also a delight especially on a hot day. 

9. Zrmanja Gorge 43 miles long, the Zrmanja is one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe and a boat trip is a delightful way to witness the dramatically changing scenery. Starting off in lush green waterways, gradually the river widens and the banks brown, eventually turning into sheer rock cliffs split by the blue sparkling water. And just as you begin to tire of looking at rock, suddenly you round a bend and the river opens up into a stunning lake. 10. Water, water everywhere The ever changing colour of the water is a constant delight on a tour of coastal Croatia. Beaches may be small and often shingle but to jump from a boat or a platform in to the crystal clear water is always delightful. 

Factbox Cathy experienced the Croatian coast with Noble Caledonia on board the Princess Eleganza. For details visit  Her video - 10 great things to see in Coastal Croatia - reflects that voyage and also reflects the beauty of the scenery, the ports, the National Parks, the culinary scene, the sunsets and everything else that makes Croatia such a popular tourist destination. Watch the video at www. For general information about holidays in Croatia see 


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Try some new accessories. We all have our daily favourites but try wearing a necklace or earrings that makes a statement that’s all about you. You will be amazed how many compliments you get when you wear jewellery that’s perfect for your style personality and colour palette.

UPPING YOUR STYLE GAME A cold and gloomy February is the perfect time to gain style kudos by balancing warmth and comfort with sumptuous fabrics to create an altogether chic look. Even wearing the right winter wrap can mean you ooze layered style, especially if it is in one of your wow colours; whilst wearing the right or wrong type of boots for your body shape could make or break your outfit. Here’s how to up your style game in the colder months of 2019. The new year is often a time for selfreinvention. Do you know what you like and like what you know? Why not dare to try something a little different? Quite often we rule out wearing a different colour or style because we find its easy and safe to wear the same type of things. Find your fashion groove by mixing different neutrals and wow colours from your colour palette or choose an on-trend pattern you haven’t tried before. Now is the time to declutter. Evaluate whether you love each item of clothing in your wardrobe or whether its just ok.You don’t need a jam-packed wardrobe to look good, but you should love everything in it. Keep your loved clothes and give away anything that doesn’t suit you, giving you space to start afresh and organise your style. It also makes getting dressed in the morning a lot easier. Cleared wardrobe, clear mind.


On the back of the growing drive towards more ecological dressing, this new year choose carefully from shops you know support your ethics and only buy the items you love and will be able to wear again and again. Think carefully but don’t be afraid to spend if it is an investment and a muchneeded piece. Quality speaks! The new year is often a time for us to focus on giving our health a boost. Have you considered that what you wear when you exercise can really affect how you feel about taking part? If you look and feel good in your leggings, swimsuit or running shorts, then you are more likely to drag yourself out of bed to the gym. Invest in some quality sports gear to give yourself the oomph you might need to get out of bed.

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NTON du Beke only made a brief appearance in Strictly Come Dancing this year but he was in a philosophical mood, "They always try to make the production better and better and the professional dancers always try to do something different and exciting.” Talking to Anton, who has been in the extremely popular BBC One show since it began in 2004, is just as you would expect from what you see of him on TV. He’s pleasant, chatty, genuine and completely charming. He is also multi-talented. Apart from being very funny, he has a pleasant singing voice and brought out an album of songs last Christmas - and, of course, he’s quite handy when it comes to dancing as well. Born and brought up in Kent as Anthony Paul Beke, he was a sporty youngster who excelled at boxing, played county football and enjoyed golf.


But when, at 14, he was sent to a local dance class to meet his sister one evening, he found a new interest. The dance classes soon tempted him in and, before long, he realised that this was the direction in which he wanted his life to go. He left school at 16 and worked in a number of day-jobs to fund his dance training, taking dance lessons at night. At 17 he was specialising in ballroom dancing and already competing as an amateur. His favourite dance was, and still is, the foxtrot – the classy, stylish romantic dance steeped in the golden era of Hollywood and his idol Fred Astaire. In 1997, Anton met dancer Erin Boag and their magical chemistry on the dancefloor soon became apparent. They began competing professionally and won many national and international awards. As fate would have it, they also came to the attention of the BBC producers planning

a new programme called Strictly Come Dancing. Soon, the two dancers became an established part of what turned into one of the most popular shows on TV. Although Erin left Strictly after Series 10 (the latest is Series 16) it’s a tribute to both their skills and wonderful partnership that they tour successfully around the country with their own show. Over the years, Anton has proved to be a patient partner and talented teacher with many of the Strictly celebrities. Ask him who has been his favourite celebrity partner and he is far too diplomatic to highlight just one. But viewers well remember him dancing with politician Ann Widdecombe who was not the most, ahem, natural dancer. Together, however, they provided some remarkably entertaining television and each remains very complimentary about the other.

He also partnered opera singer Lesley Garrett, Esther Rantzen, Gillian Taylforth, Laila Rouass, Nancy Dell’Olio, Jerry Hall, Kate Garraway, Judy Murray and BBC Proms’ queen Katie Derham with whom he reached the final. Anton’s own talents are seldom eclipsed by his celebrity partners but he always seems to bring out the best in them. “That’s what I try for,” he explained. “I just want people to be the best they can and to have a lovely time. It would upset me if they weren’t happy or enjoying themselves.” Anton keeps himself very fit – “just by eating the right kind of things and looking after myself generally”. At 52, he doesn’t do anything special and thinks he has been “lucky” to avoid major injuries over the years. “If something hurts, I don’t do it any more,” he insisted with a great laugh. For relaxation, he still plays golf – “and I quite like going out on my own. I love that feeling of space and having some time to myself.” His life is certainly more hectic at home these days. Early last year, he married Hannah Summers and the couple now have one year-old twins, George and Henrietta. It’s plain that Anton is a beautifully besotted Dad. “I love being with them,” he stated. “I could look at them for hours, just watching what they’re doing.” For all his easygoing charm, though, Anton’s current schedule is a hectic one. The Saturday after we spoke he was taking part in the first show of the new Strictly series – the prelude to tough rehearsals and shows in an absorbing schedule until midDecember’s final. “It’s not like getting up and going to a job you hate, though,” he said. “I still love doing Strictly.” He also has a new book out in October. He has already written two books: Anton’s Dance Class, a step-by-step guide to ballroom and Latin dances, and B is for Ballroom, focussing on his favourite style of dance. The new book is rather different. It’s fiction, entitled One Enchanted Evening and is set in London’s Buckingham Hotel early in the first half of the 20th century. “This is a time that appeals to me a lot,”

added Anton. “I love the style, the clothes, the music - everything about it.” The thrust of the book is intrigue and romance and Anton has used characters he has met during his career along with stories from dance instructors and “lots of my favourite things.” Also on the horizon is his next tour with Erin, called Dance Those Magical Musicals, which kicks off in Northampton in January and takes in 29 venues right across the UK and Ireland. As you might expect now from Anton and Erin, it’s a production of stunning costumes, glorious music and breathtaking choreography.

“We have the orchestra on stage with us and there’s a wonderful feeling of timeless theatre,” added Anton. The music is from iconic shows from Mary Poppins and Top Hat to Hairspray and Jersey Boys and Lance Ellington – a favourite Strictly singer – is also performing. So, for the contented Anton du Beke, the future is looking very rosy.

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Momentum Trading Works By Douglas Chadwick, Chairman, Saltydog Investor Ltd


lthough it has its critics, it`s generally accepted that momentum trading works. It is widely used by professional investors as well as legendary historic figures from the past. The theory of Momentum Trading, like all the best ideas, is simple - the greater the amount of money that is being invested into a fund, or asset class, the quicker its value will rise. This in turn will attract further investment, pushing the price even higher. Obviously, the opposite also applies. As a fund or asset class loses investors, the upward momentum ceases and it will reverse, gaining impetus in the opposite direction. Time to move your money and exit stage left!

Jesse Livermore In the summer of 1891 a fourteen-year-old farmer`s son ran away from home with five dollars in his pocket. Thirty-eight years later, having spent his entire adult life as an investor and trader, he was worth over $100million - equivalent to $1.3billion in today`s money. His name was Jesse Livermore, and his immense success was largely due to one investment strategy momentum trading. This remains just as effective today as it was one hundred years ago.

Richard Dennis and the ‘turtles’ Another successful momentum investor was a man called Richard Dennis. He was born in Chicago in 1949 and in the early 1970s started to trade commodities with a small loan from his family. By 1973 this had risen to $100,000 and by 1975 he was a millionaire. By the early eighties he was said to be worth more than $100million. It was at this time that he and his long-term friend, the financial genius Bill Eckhardt made a bet – that any sensible person with training and


which are the best performing funds within these sectors. For those that might suffer from number blindness the information is also presented in graph form. The homework has been done and the findings are presented to you on a silver platter. To make the most of your investments you need to follow a few simple steps:

a supply of relevant financial information could become a successful momentum trader. It goes without saying that Dennis won his bet. He selected twenty or so novices (‘Turtles’) gave them $1million each and let them loose. Three years later their combined value was $175million.

How to ‘Do it yourself’ The same momentum principles underpin the Saltydog philosophy and our approach to investing. At Saltydog Investor we do not believe that people should necessarily work longer, pay more into their pensions, or take out extra insurance in order to cover their living expenses during their twilight years. These are all the things that are currently being advocated by politicians and the financial industry and which well might be necessary for some; but why oh why doesn`t anyone suggest the obvious - make your current savings work harder! To become a D.I.Y. investor with some of your money (whilst you learn) you will need a source of clear well presented fund and asset sector performance data. At Saltydog we analyse thousands of funds and present a summary on a weekly basis in a way designed to help private investors see which sectors are currently performing well, and

• Take advantage of the low–cost fund supermarkets and discount brokers. You need access to their wide selection of funds and to be able to switch, buy and sell without it costing you an arm and a leg. • Use tax-efficient wrappers like ISAs, SIPPs and Investment Bonds. The government has set up various schemes to encourage us to save more and it is important to take advantage of these offerings. • Manage risk. By understanding how different funds are classified it is possible to tailor your portfolio to match your own appetite for adventure. • Monitor your progress and be prepared to change tack as conditions vary. We combine the Investment Association Asset sectors into our own proprietary Saltydog Groups which are: • Safe Haven. • Slow Ahead. • Steady as She Goes. • Full Steam Ahead-Developed Markets. • Full Steam Ahead- Emerging Markets. The nautical names of these groups give an easily recognisable indication of the volatility of the sectors and funds which are allocated to the groups. Using the performance data it is easy to see whether the increased risk associated with the more volatile funds is then being rewarded.

The Saltydog Portfolios We also run a couple of demonstration portfolios to show how our data can be used and publish details every week. These are real portfolios and show what we’re doing with our own money. The ‘Tugboat’ is designed to be very cautious and avoiding losses when markets fall is as important as making gains when they rise. The ‘Ocean Liner’, shown on the right, is slightly more adventurous.


Take Control The recent growth in on-line trading has been astonishing. The way we shop, bank, arrange our insurance, book our holidays

and choose our utility providers has changed forever. Surely now is the time that our approach to our pensions and savings should

follow suit? These are your babies and nobody else should have a stronger desire to see them perform well than yourself.

How to beat the market using trend investing Saltydog Investor provides you with all of the information that you need to develop a successful trend investing system. Each week we analyse thousands of funds, covering all market sectors, and identify which way they are trending. We group the sectors according to their historic volatility and then highlight the best performing funds in each Group. We also run a couple of demonstration portfolios so that you can see how we invest our own money. For a full explanation of how our trend investing system, using funds, could give you better and less volatile returns from the stock market, please take a look at our website:

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Mammograms are performed by female radiographers who have had additional training. To find out more call 01282 805317. Do you want to stop smoking in 2019? Making that decision may be the best one you ever make - and there has never been a better time to quit. A good start is the NHS website https://www. or call the Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044 for ongoing help. Vaping using e-cigarettes is a useful alternative, especially as a start to quitting completely. Here, you inhale nicotine through a vapour rather than smoke for much lower levels.

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU GOING into a New Year offers the ideal opportunity to look at our lives and think of ways to make them better. Once the excesses of Christmas are out of the way, there is a great chance for a fresh start.You don’t have to make several New Year Resolutions but it is sensible to make a couple that are achievable. One area always top of the list relates to HEALTH. We really need to look after our health so if you have had a nagging problem, are worried about something health-related or just need reassurance that all is well, do something about it! Going to your GP may be a good start if you have specific worries but also take advantage of all today’s tests and scans that can spot problems early. If you are due for any sort of screening, don’t ignore the letter – take up the appointment. Free bowel cancer home testing and breast screening, for example, are literally life-savers. The bowel cancer home testing


kits automatically arrive through the post for 60 to 74 year-olds every two years. You can ask for a kit if you are over 75 by calling 0800 707 6060. Women aged 50 to 70 who are registered with a GP are automatically offered breast screening every three years. The NHS is currently in the process of extending the programme as a trial, offering screening to some women aged 47 to 73. The mammogram is an x-ray of the breasts and takes only five minutes although the appointment is around 30 minutes. The breast screening programme saves around 1,400 lives a year by diagnosing cancer early. “This means the treatment required will often be less intense, and the chances of a full recovery much higher,” explained Liz Read, Breast Imaging Manager at East Lancashire Breast Screening based at Burnley General Hospital. “If breast cancer is diagnosed early at screening, 97 per cent of women will be alive five years later.”

You may want to cut down on your alcohol consumption. This is an area many of us really need to review so New Year is a good time. The latest NHS guidelines say that both men and women who drink regularly should consume no more than 14 units a week. This is the equivalent to six pints of beer or seven glasses of wine. Drinking alcohol generally should be moderate, spread over three or more days and some days should be alcohol-free. The good news is that reducing and stopping alcohol consumption has a positive effect on WEIGHT. And if you are looking to shed the pounds in 2019, this is one area to consider. If you want some help with your diet to lose weight, go to to find out more. Losing weight with a friend is always helpful, whether you just do this together or go to a WeightWatchers’ or Slimming World class or something

similar. Just being weighed each week and getting the active support of a class leader or friend can make all the difference. Safe, sustainable weight-loss is the aim – so always check with your GP before embarking on any slimming plan. For general advice on living well, eating the right foods and exercising regularly, go to Age UK also have an excellent downloadable leaflet with advice on Keeping a Healthy Body and Mind at https://www.ageuk. information-guides/ageukig24_healthy_ living_inf.pdf You might like to join a GYM this year. There are local authority gyms and private gyms and many offer discounts to older members.You don’t need expensive workout gear; the most important thing is a suitable pair of trainers and t-shirt and shorts or tracksuit bottoms.

are achievable runs meant for all running levels. Find your nearest at http://www. If you’d rather take a slower pace, walking offers first-class exercise. Go with a friend or join a group. There’s a very good national organisation, the Ramblers, which arranges walks locally. Find out more at Is 2019 the year you want to move house or downsize? As we get older, our

housing needs may change and we may need to consider somewhere smaller like an apartment or even sheltered accommodation with some care available. If you’re looking for options and unsure where to start, go to Age UK’s website at for impartial, helpful advice. There’s also a helpline on 0800 055 6112.

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Going to the gym doesn’t just offer a structured way to get fit and stay healthy but also companionship from like-minded people. Taking up a new SPORT can also introduce you to new people while helping to improve your fitness. Swimming is a great introduction to better health and doesn’t cost a fortune. Most pools run by the local authority will have open sessions you can attend and, again, there may be good discounts for older people. Swimming clubs are also often based there if you want to progress. Badminton, tennis and table tennis also offer a game at every level of the sport. Play with friends or join a club. Go to the Badminton England website at http:// bec/ to find a local club or session. For tennis, try the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) at and to get a table tennis game or join a club go to Table Tennis England at https:// Running is also a great way to fitness and enjoying the fresh air. If you’d like to start, an excellent first step is available at running-tips-for-beginners/ Or, why not go along to your nearest big park any Sunday and sign up for a parkrun? These




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SWEET CHILLI CRISPY WINGS Double-fried, super-crunchy, spicy and juicy wings… This recipe does take a little longer to cook, but to get the crispy coating on the wing you have to double-fry. I guarantee that once you try this dish, it will become the one you pull out of the bag to wow your friends and family – it really is that good!

INGREDIENTS Serves 4 people 1.6kg (3lb 8oz) chicken wings ½ tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 125g (1 cup) cornflour (cornstarch) vegetable oil for frying 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 large, dried red chillies, deseeded and cut into quarters 60ml (¼ cup) light soy sauce 120ml (½ cup) runny honey 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp palm sugar 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted


Pat the chicken wings with kitchen paper to make sure they are absolutely dry. Cut the tips off each wing and then cut each wing in half. Put the chicken into a large bowl and mix with the salt, pepper and ginger. Add the cornflour to a separate large bowl, then thoroughly coat each chicken wing, gently squeezing to make sure the flour is sticking. Put the coated wings on a plate and set aside. Heat a large non-stick wok over a medium to high heat. Add 1–2 tablespoons of oil, then fry the garlic and chillies for 30 seconds, taking care not to burn the garlic. Add the soy sauce, honey and vinegar, mix well and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add the palm sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Put enough vegetable oil in a large saucepan to be deep enough to deep-fry the wings, and heat to 170°C (340°F). Gently fry the wings in batches of five, cooking for 8–10 minutes depending on the thickness of each wing piece. Turn the wings frequently to ensure even cooking. Remove wings and drain on a wire rack. Continue until all the wings are fried. Once all the wings are cooked and slightly cooled, reheat the oil (to the same temperature) and fry the wings again for another 12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy, remembering to turn the wings frequently. Remove and drain on a wire rack and repeat with the rest of the wings. When all the chicken has been doublefried, reheat the sauce in the wok, add the wings and mix well to coat. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve straightaway.


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D Everyone, and I do mean everyone, LOVES this dish; it’s the perfect sharing plate to be enjoyed with friends and family. INGREDIENTS Serves 4-6 people 4 spring onions (scallions), halved a thumb-sized piece of fresh unpeeled ginger, sliced 1 litre (4¼ cups) chicken stock 120ml (½ cup) rice wine 120ml (½ cup) dark soy sauce 100g (½ cup) demerara sugar 1½ tbsp Chinese five spice 2 star anise 1 tsp cloves 3 cinnamon sticks

Put the spring onions, ginger, stock, rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, spices and salt into a large, lidded saucepan and stir well to combine. Add the duck legs and massage the marinade into the skin. Pop the lid on, put the pan in the fridge and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight. At the end of the marinating time, take the lid off the pan and set it over a high heat, bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cover and cook for 1–2 hours, keeping an eye on the liquid to ensure it doesn’t boil dry – add water if needed. Remove the duck legs from the liquid and place on

½ tbsp salt 4 duck legs (or you can use a whole duck cut into quarters) To assemble 1 pack of Chinese pancakes (average 10 pancakes per pack) 2 spring onions (scallions), cut into matchsticks 1 cucumber, cut into matchsticks 60ml (¼ cup) hoisin sauce

a wire rack to cool. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F). Arrange the duck legs on a baking tray and cook in the oven for around 15–20 minutes, or until the skin has turned lovely and crispy. Towards the end of the duck’s cooking time, steam the pancakes for 6 minutes (or according to the packet instructions). Remove the duck from the oven and shred the meat from the bones using two forks. Serve straight away with the warm pancakes, spring onions, cucumber and hoisin sauce and let everyone fill and roll their own pancakes.

espite being within Sheffield's border, the Strines Inn could be a world away. Nestled amongst breathtaking moorland scenery, it is one of the local landmarks in the Peak District National Park.

Originally a manor house, it was built in 1275 for the Worrall family, although most of the present day structure is 16th Century. After becoming an Inn in 1771 when John Morton leased the property from the Worrall's, it got its name from an Olde English word meaning the meeting of water, quite appropriate as nowadays it overlooks the Strines Reservoir. In the height of Summer the Inn attracts hundreds of visitors on a daily basis. The glorious sunshine and stunning views perfectly compliment the excellent food and drink available, with many dishes being homemade. The Strines Inn is also famous for its numerous peacocks, the previous Landlord having introduced several pairs twenty years ago, there are now over thirty of them. There is also accommodation available for those people looking to escape for a few days to relax. All rooms have Four poster beds and En-Suite facilities.




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This dish was always served on a sizzling platter in the restaurant.We had ox-shaped, heavy cast-iron platters that we’d heat until they nearly glowed red.They were then placed onto their wooden serving boards and billows of smoke would fill the kitchen.We’d pour the beef covered with its rich sauce onto the platter and it would sizzle and spit, filling the air with an aromatic cloud of smoke that smelled simply amazing. Coarsely grind the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar – not too fine but you don’t want any whole corns. Put the beef strips, threequarters of the ground pepper, the oyster sauce, rice wine, soy sauce, sesame oil and the 2 teaspoons of cornflour into a large bowl. Mix thoroughly to coat the meat and leave to tenderise and marinate for 2 hours or overnight. (This isn’t essential but it does make a huge difference). When you’re ready to cook, heat your wok over a high heat. As soon as the wok starts to

smoke add the oil and the marinated beef, leaving any marinade in the bowl for later. Stir-fry until the outside of the beef has browned, then add the garlic, green pepper and onion and continue stir-frying for 2 minutes. Add the remaining marinade and the stock. Once boiling, drizzle the cornflour mixed with water into the sauce, stirring continuously, until the sauce thickens. Transfer immediately to a plate, sprinkle over the remaining ground black pepper and serve.

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INGREDIENTS Serves 4 people 2 tsp whole black peppercorns 450g (1lb) beef fillet, sliced into bite-sized pieces 2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine 2 tsp light soy sauce a splash of sesame oil 2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch), plus 1 tbsp mixed with 2 tbsp water 1½ tbsp groundnut oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 small green (bell) pepper, de-seeded and diced 1 small onion, diced 120ml (½ cup) chicken or vegetable stock



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level out the area until it is all smooth. Firm the soil by walking over it by placing weight on your heels. encourage gardeners to rake the surface once more after this process for good measure.

HELP YOUR LAWN SURVIVE WINTER Winter can be a deadly time for lawns but experts have identified five techniques to ensure grass not only survives but thrives following the cold snap.

“The key is in the preparation and the nurturing. Making sure to continuously water the developing seeds is particularly important.

Experts at have counteracted the problem by creating a list of methods to help prompt and ultimately increase grass growth in the lead up to spring.

Here are five ways that you can grow grass quicker:

Gardeners are being advised to kill any weeds or poor-looking grass at least two weeks before the growing process to ensure grass can grow without any interference from other plant species. Cultivating the perfect lawn is surprisingly simple and only requires gardeners to complete a few simple but effective steps. A spokesperson for Gardeningexpress. com said: “A lot of people believe that growing grass is extremely arduous and time consuming - this is simply not the case.

“Gardeners should always use a hardwearing family lawn mixture containing rye grass to achieve the best results possible.”

TIMING Planting seeds at the correct time of year will enhance the speed of grass growth. Seeds are more likely to germinate at a faster rate when sowed in mid-spring. Keep the soil damp by regularly watering the grass and make sure all areas are thoroughly doused. Don’t attempt to grow in summer because it’s unlikely you will be able to give the lawn enough water to prevent it from dying. FLATTEN THE SURFACE It’s more challenging for grass to grow on bumpy surfaces and will make your garden look uneven if left untreated. Grab that dusty rake out the garden shed and

PLANTING Spread a thin layer of lime, yes that fruit that you put in your cocktail, on the lawn 60 days before seeding. The magnesium in the lime will help the grass grow faster than a snail on steroids. Spread the seed carefully and then lightly rake over the area to cover the seed with a thin layer of dirt. Muddy soil is ideal because the seed will adhere to the dirt and be exposed to instant moisture. NURTURING After planting the seed, spread a thin layer of fertilizer across the surface. Proceed to cover the area with hay and lightly penetrate the soil to drive the seed into the ground. This will ensure that all the seeds germinate and will prevent you from having peculiar gaps in your lawn. Once grass begins to appear, fertilize the area again to maximise the yield. AFTERCARE When the grass is finally embracing daylight, stretch fruit netting over the top of it to protect the seeds from opportunistic birds. It is also worth cordoning off the area with string and canes to prevent the kids from trampling on the soil and damaging the grass. Carefully weed the area by hand and ensure you remove any weeds before they begin to flower.


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BRING SPRING INTO YOUR HOME So, be honest about the state of your home decor. Have those vibrant colours become drab and tired? Should you opt for something brighter and cheerier?

“But, with the glorious weather comes a problem – the morning sun streaming through your windows well before it’s time to wake up!!

You know your own taste best so do choose colours that you like. Home experts Ikea suggest yellow as a way of welcoming in the new Spring season and brightening up our lives.

This can interrupt sleep and leave you feeling tired and grouchy for the rest of the day. Lee suggests looking at blackout blinds, “ranging from practical roller blinds to sturdy opaque wooden blinds and luxurious Roman blinds available with blackout lining” in all the 2019 fabric ranges.

Look for cushions, bedding or vintage crockery with delicate or exuberant floral designs to offset a pale backdrop. Wider expanses on wallpapers and fabrics will create more impact.

WHEN Spring is just around the corner we tend to have a sense of optimism and change that extends to our homes. People start to have a clear-out and head for their nearest charity shop with boxes of unwanted household ornaments, curtains and even the odd small item of furniture. It’s natural that the feeling of re-birth after the Winter “hibernation” should make us want to improve our own “habitat”. But, how do you begin changing and improving your home without (a) spending a fortune and (b) finding a new style you’re happy to live with? Perhaps the best way is to be completely objective about the state of your home currently. Pretend that you are a potential buyer and are viewing your property for the first time. What would be your impression and what would need to change? COLOUR is vital to our lives and I’m afraid we can get stale about home décor, just accepting those paint and wallpaper shades around us without really examining them.

Small-scale blooms, trailing botanicals, classic gingham checks and ticking stripes, whether in subtle neutrals or brighter shades, will introduce decorative detail to any room. Animal and bird motifs can also do this vital job, especially with a seasonal theme like hares and chicks. While textiles, curtains and rugs introduce subtle colour tones into different rooms to create an impact, you might prefer a bolder statement piece of furniture. These can be in the living room or the kitchen. Brighter lighting – especially a modern pendant lamp or unusual upright lamp – not only brings light and an airy feeling into the smallest rooms but makes them look more modern. Are your WINDOWS looking a bit worse for wear? New windows not only give a real facelift to your home but dramatically improve insulation while giving it a contemporary atmosphere. Look in local showrooms or go online for clever ideas to shed new light on your home. This may also be just the time to plan that CONSERVATORY or ORANGERIE, giving you not only more space in your home but a lighter, up-to-date style to enhance daily living. And consider enhancing your windows with the latest BLINDS. Lee Gunn from Benchmark Blinds in Bolton explained: “When the clocks spring forward we’re reminded that the sunnier seasons are within reach.

FURNITURE can reflect the family years like nothing else in a home. And, while we may love our battered old sofa, who is not to say that a new, smarter sofa won’t be equally comfortable? By re-arranging furniture in a room you can quickly create a very different living space, one that reflects exactly your own lifestyle. Add some unusual cushions – either something with natural, earthy tones, in an unusual fabric or that complements curtains and carpets – and you have already brightened up your life. CARPETS also tell the tale of family life and – be honest – it may be time you replaced them at home. There are now so many different carpets and styles you will be spoiled for choice, or you may prefer a wooden floor for those clean contemporary lines. Spring is also often the time that people invest in a new KITCHEN and there are certainly plenty of fabulous kitchens to enhance your home. If your budget isn’t up to that, how about just changing your unit doors for a fresh look? The cost is less and the effect comprehensively different. Complement your new colour scheme with toning utensils, tea-towels and an eyecatching ornament or two. Or, find some really colourful artificial flowers and create a lovely display. Try seasonal blooms to uplift the atmosphere – a bunch of early tulips arranged in a large jug or emerging narcissus and hyacinth bulbs potted into a trug, old wine crate or terracotta pots.


brand new one, consider having new covers for your old one. This gives old furniture a real facelift. Many charities like the British Heart Foundation and Emmaus collect second-hand furniture to sell and you can pick up bargains there or in other local charity shops. Or, consider renovating an item yourself.

These instantly signal Spring like nothing else. Search out old MIRRORS from charity shops and re-paint the frame to suit your new colour scheme. Ensuring that your signature colours are echoed throughout can keep that lovely sense of a change of seasons wherever you are in your home. Look for quirky coat-hooks for the HALLWAY or an unusual painting or new

mirror that will brighten up this vital area. After all, this is often the first impression that any visitor gets so let’s make it a positive one. Use spotlights and clever lighting to keep this an extra light area and try and hide away items like shoe cupboards to improve the space available. While it would be lovely to have a new living room SUITE, if you can’t afford a

A new BED is something we don’t always think about but a good night’s sleep is priceless. Add new bedding, especially with matching curtains and soft furnishings, and you’ve got a whole new-look bedroom. Even a standard white BATHROOM can be made to look fresh with a new colour scheme in accessories, a toning jug of flowers or a trailing plant. And if you want to extend that Spring renovation to the garden, now is a great time to plan changes. You may be thinking of a minimalist Oriental approach or something more Mediterranean. The Royal Horticultural Society’s website has plenty of ideas so go to and see how the experts can help.

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f so, then a resin drive is well-worth considering. Resin bound surfacing is a porous paving material made from a mixture of aggregate stones and resin. It combines the best attributes of other surfaces – the appearance of loose gravel, the strength of concrete and the flexibility of tarmac – whilst being easier to maintain than all three! It’s environmentally friendly too – unlike bonded systems, a resin bound surface allows water to drain through just as Mother Nature intended, so you can minimise the impact on the environment and avoid puddles at the same time. Resin bound surfacing comes in a choice of over 40 unique colours and is suitable for all types of properties and projects including driveways, patios, paths, terraces and roof gardens.

The benefits of a resin driveway

Slip resistant surface Adds value to your property No planning permission required Suitable for listed buildings, urban or rural properties ✔ Completely porous, so no puddles or floods ✔ Weed adverse materials ✔ Strong and durable so it will outlast other driveway options ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Sarah Beeny, property developer and TV presenter, is a big fan of resin drives. “Resin is definitely the perfect drive finish,” she says. “It’s so practical — being totally porous it drains brilliantly and doesn’t create puddles. It’s lovely to walk on, has a long-lasting durable finish and is available in an amazing range of colours.” “It’s a bit like a little black dress. You can dress it up glitzy glam if you want a real Hollywood look, or it can blend perfectly with a natural rural setting.” She recommends for their professional service and high-quality work on her driveway: “They arrived when they said they would, gave us a clear time schedule for the work and were finished early”, she says. “All the fitters were polite and charming and properly cleaned up after themselves. They did a beautiful job and were complete perfectionists.” have been installing resin driveways successfully since 2007. To find out more or get a free quote, call 0800 007 5733 or visit




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Springs and Autumns should check their own wardrobes before racing to the shops. You may already have variants of coral which range from soft peach through to perfect coral and orange reds - which look gorgeous on you and are already within your capsule wardrobe. Shockingly 30% of the clothes in British wardrobes are rarely worn. If you do want to buy something of sartorial style in Living Coral consider whether you would better suit wearing Living Coral from head to toe in a gorgeous maxi dress or summer suit, but for others it may best work as a blouse or as summer trousers.

HOW TO EFFORTLESSLY WEAR LIVING CORAL-THE COLOUR OF 2019 The Pantone Colour Institute has announced their colour of 2019 is the gorgeous Living Coral (16-1546) but can we all wear this warm and energising colour? Through their extensive research, The Pantone Institute chose Living Coral ‘partly as an antidote’ to the ‘cold and distant’ digital world and as ‘a shade of connection’. Helen Venables, Managing Director of House of Colour explains how to wear Living Coral with style:We associate coral with the fresh, warmth and sun-kissed coral seas of Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines – but the gorgeous warm hue that is Living Coral will not work for all skin tones; particularly those that suit cool colours. Some of us have warm pigment in our skin which is yellow based, while others of us have cool pigment which is blue based. When you wear the right tones for your skin you will look brighter, fresher and younger but when a blue based cool skin undertone is wearing warm colours they appear sallow and slightly blurred. Equally when someone with a warm yellow based skin undertone wears cool colours they will appear washed out, older and tired. Coral is a warm yellow based pink and so will suit those with warm skin tones much better than those with cool.


Don’t despair though if you are cool toned ie if you have a Winter or Summer colour palette, blue based equivalents range from Winter’s shocking pink, magenta and ice pink to Summer’s softer rose, powder pink or raspberry. If you are cool toned but still want to wear the oh so modern Living Coral then an alternative is to wear a pattern with a splash and a dash of coral.

As a pop of colour, coral looks gorgeous as a scarf, belt, shoes or handbag, particularly against a backdrop of a warm navy and maybe more in 2019’s spring and summer time which are the times of year when coral naturally finds its way into the shops. Using a pop of coral in these types of accessories will also work well with your neutrals for a memorable business look. In comparison’s to last year’s pantone colour of the year, the bold and empowering ultra-violet, coral is an effortless, mellow colour which doesn't dominate making it the perfect hue to accentuate other colours. Coral teams well with all warm neutrals including the current 1970’s inspired browns, the Dulux colour of the year Spiced Honey, greys, coffee, beiges, khaki or dark olive for a rich and expensive look.

Coral is also fantastic in a lipstick, blusher and on nails for those with warm colour tones. Just make sure you don’t go too orange, which can look exciting on some people but not on everyone. At a time when looking at how to drastically reduce pollution, plastics, disposal and carbon emissions is of critical importance, Living Coral couldn’t be timelier. Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, Living Coral reminds us of our precious world and our responsibility to protect it.

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ne-dimensional meetings with your Adviser are a thing of the past. You can now scope out ‘what if scenarios’ in realtime with proven industry-leading software and see how that impacts your lifestyle now and in the future. The problem with traditional financial forecasts you will be familiar with is that they only show one investment at a time, and this doesn’t relate in a joined up way with your holistic plan of what you want your future to look-like. At Four Oaks Financial Services we have augmented the advice of our team of qualified Financial Advisers with best in class software. This enables us to show our clients what their projected financial future will look like based upon all of their financial inputs such as salary, pensions and investments across their life-time. The number one benefit of this software is it visually and simply shows our clients ‘what would happen if’. Our clients are now able to make life’s big decisions with confidence. Such as when they can afford to move to a bigger house, go part-time, retire, or what the impact of helping their children financially would have on their desired retirement lifestyle. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our approach to lifestyle financial planning. The value of pensions and investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise.You may get back less than you invested. Martin Ward is the Managing Director of Four Oaks Financial Services Limited. He began his career in financial services in 1982 and has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in the Financial Services sector.

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Sat 23 March 2019 Steeleye Span


A Guide to what's happening in your region ... 1st March Faith: The George Michael Legacy Tribute Act

Saturday 16th March Spring Plant Hunters' Fair at Carsington Water

Faith - The George Michael Legacy returns with a brand-new production for 2018/19. A stunning celebration remembering one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. This energetic, vibrant musical journey brings to life 35 years of hits from George’s glittering career.

FREE ENTRY to this great plant fair at Carsington Water, Derbyshire featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, herbs, rare species and old heritage varieties. The event offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries from across the country to get your gardening season off to a great start. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in how to plant and care for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them. Carsington Water is a superb free to enter venue rich in wildlife. With 8 miles of paved walks from short strolls to long serious walks. Restaurant serving lunches and refreshments which enjoys panoramic views of the water and park. For more details please see The plant fair is next to the visitors centre and runs from 10am-4pm with FREE ENTRY to Plant Fair and Country Park (P&D parking).

This brand-new feel good show will have you dancing in the aisles for the biggest party night of the year. Performing all the hits from Freedom! ‘90 to Club Tropicana, Outside to Careless Whisper, the beautiful I Knew You Were Waiting and the show stopping Somebody To Love all brought to life by our fantastic cast and sensational live band. This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/ management companies or similar shows. Ticket: £26.20 per ticket Friday 8 March 2019, 7.30pm The Blues Band

2019 sees The Blues Band Celebrate their 40th year together. Ticket Information £24.70 The Winding Wheel Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA Tel 01246 345222


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‘Space Oddity’. ‘Suspicious Minds’. ‘Pinball Wizard’. ‘Whole Lotta Love’. ‘Come Together’ - 1969 could easily be said to be a vintage year for music, the end of a decade that changed the world and the introduction to one that would prove equally inspirational. It would also see the birth of a band that would start as an idea to electrify traditional music and would go on to become one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond. Fifty years on and Steeleye Span are set to mark this incredible milestone with a tour that will celebrate a band that are still as creative and vital now as they were all those years ago. Ticket Information £27.20, Concessions £25.20 The Winding Wheel Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA Tel 01246 345222

30th MARCH Derwent Edge and Hills around Ladybower, guided walk

A full day guided walk as part of a small group with a friendly professional guide. The route takes us up into the hills on both sides of Ladybower Reservoir, including Derwent Edge. Stunning views throughout, if it's a clear day. A reasonable level of hill walking fitness is required, as well as proper hiking boots and outdoor clothing. Further information available through the website. ADVANCE BOOKING AND PAYMENT VIA THE WEB LINK IS ESSENTIAL £38.00 per ticket Ashopton Viaduct Roadside car parking, Near Bamford S33 0AX Tel 07870 778585

30th March 2019 Peaky Blinder Takeover

Something big is happening in Derby March 30th 2019 the first PEAKY BLINDER TAKEOVER INDOOR FESTIVAL Roundhouse Derby 1000 capacity venue live music & entertainment. Antarctic monkeys burlesque- hosted by original peaky blinders gang members - swing band the kingbrasstards- pop up bars - street food - 1920s showgirls - Dj the Shelby sound system and much much more.... Derby Roundhouse Roundhouse Road Pride Park Derby DE24 8JE events/peaky-blinder-takeover

30th March - 18th April 2019 Spring Trail at Kedleston Hall

Spot the signs of spring while on a family walk in Kedleston parkland and gardens. Discover the signs of spring on a self led trail for families. 10am - 16:00PM Booking not needed. Kedleston Hall Near Quarndon Derbyshire DE22 5JH

Sun 07 April 2019 The Lindisfarne Story

The Lindisfarne Story, celebrates one of the UK's most original and successful groups. Front-man Billy Mitchell and founder member Ray Laidlaw travel through the Geordie group's history from the 1960's to the present day via their classic songs, rare video, audio and photographs tall tales and scurrilous gossip. From Whitley Bay to 'Frisco Bay: The Lindisfarne Story. Don't miss it.“A fantastic night with The Lindisfarne Story. There are so many words to describe the show and you will feel many emotions with it. It is a real insight into the history of the band and the talented individuals that have forged many fantastic songs over five decades.Ticket Information £22.70.

27th AND 28th April 2019 Bakewell Food Festival

The ever popular Bakewell food festival which attracts thousands of visitors is now in its eighth year and will once again be held around the streets of this beautiful and historic Peak District market town. Approximately100 stalls with the focus being on food and drink the Bakewell Food Festival will once be celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that the Peak District has to offer. The town's historic streets will be host to more than their usual splendid offerings of food fayre to tempt your palate. With free entry and a host of entertainment. Food and Drink Event Bakewell DE45 1DS Tel 07812029638

Pomegranate Theatre Corporation St, Chesterfield S41 7TX Tel 01246 345222


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4th May 2019 - 6th May 2019 The Great British Food Festival 10:00 - 17:00

Come and see what foodie delights are in store with plenty of producers, chefs, demonstrations and talks for you to discover. There is also a host of live music and plenty of entertainment for all ages. Hardwick Hall Doe Lea Chesterfield S44 5QJ www.

10 May 2019 - 12 May 2019 Street Food & Grooves Festival

Friday 18:00 - 23:00 Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 23:00 Come and celebrate in the Market Arena where you can party the night away to live music in our festival style 500 capacity marquee. Here you will find a choice of world street food, great ales, bespoke Gin and Vodka, Prosecco and a selection of wines. What a great way to kick start the festival weekend! New Square,  Chesterfield S40 1PB Tel 07795 510337 / 07970 520322

5th June 2019 - 9th June 2019 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019

Book now for 2019’s great British flower show RHS Chatsworth Flower Show returns in the summer with stunning Show Gardens and art installations offering an exciting mix of the traditional and modern; while floral displays from some of the UK’s top nurseries won’t fail to delight. Plus with unique shopping, delicious food and live music it’s a memorable day out in a truly magnificent setting. Chatsworth Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP Book now at or call 0844 995 9664

Direct from the USA, the world’s biggest, best and most successful Elvis tribute show returns to the UK by popular demand. Starring America's finest together in one show - Shawn Klush and Dean Z. The incredible Shawn Klush first exploded onto the UK scene when 6 million viewers tuned in to see him crowned ‘The World's Greatest Elvis' live on BBC One. Soon after, Shawn was also crowned the first-ever ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion' in Memphis, Tennessee. Derby Arena Royal Way Pride Park Derby DE24 8JB












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What to do if someone you are with is having a stroke: Time is essential when having a stroke, therefore it is essential to act fact. The quicker the stroke victim gets to the hospital, the faster the doctors can try to reduce the effects of the stroke. Call 999 as soon as possible if someone you are with is experiencing any stroke symptoms. Never wait to see if it is going to get better independently. Never leave a stroke victim - additional harm could be done if they were to fall over and injure themselves therefore it is essential that you are there for guidance and help. Don’t offer them any food or medicine. Take note of any medication they are taking, the time the stroke took place and tell the medical team as they will need all the information they can get.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAVING A STROKE Strokes are a serious medical emergency and occur when the blood supply is cut off to part of the brain and the brain cells begin to die. The blood supply is usually cut off either because of a blood clot, which accounts for 85% of all cases (ischaemic) or because of a weakened blood vessel to the brain bursts (haemorrhagic). How often does it happen? A stroke changes someone’s life approximately every three and a half minutes in the UK. Strokes can occur at any age, however the risk doubles each decade after the age of 55. Risk of reoccurrence of a stroke is most in the first 30 days. Symptoms The way to tell if you are having a stroke is to remember the word F.A.S.T which stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Symptoms to look for may be your face drooping to one side, your arms may become weak or numb, your speech could be slurred, or you may be unable to speak. Time refers to you needing to dial 999 as soon as possible. A stroke sufferer may experience confusion, a lack of attention and have a painful headache. A stroke can vary in severity and can result in brain injury, disability or even death.


Consequences The consequence of a stroke is dependent on what side of the brain is damaged and how much damage the brain tissue has received. Usually if the left side of the brain is damaged then the right side of the body will have neurological complications and vice versa. If the right side of the brain is affected, then you may experience vision problems whilst if the left side of the brain is affected speech problems may be apparent. Common side effects after a stroke are extreme fatigue and depression.

HOW TO AVOID HAVING A STROKE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Quit smoking. Make sure you have a healthy blood pressure. Have a healthy weight and balanced diet. Exercise regularly – at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic ctivity a week. Drink alcohol in moderation Treat atrial fibrillation. Treat diabetes.

TIPS ON HOW TO LIVE LONGER Take control of your health and live longer by stopping the acceleration of ageing and disease processes with these top health tips. Your diet can have a key influence on your life expectancy. Try and eat foods high in antioxidants and vitamins - perhaps follow the Mediterranean diet which contains a lot of fruit and vegetables, nuts, oily fish and healthy fats which can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and memory loss and protect cells from damage.

By Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa, Director and GP at Your Doctor

A small amount of stress is known to actually be good for you, but research continues to pour in suggesting that excessive stress or handling stress badly is linked to countless serious diseases. Mindfulness and meditations techniques are extremely effective at reducing stress. Love the job that you do. Heart attacks are 20% more likely to occur on a Monday

with some researchers suggesting that it could be linked to the stress of another working week.

Time to get in the Garden…Pull Weeds… not your back!

Try and be as active as possible. Exercise gets your blood flowing and your heart pumping. Muscle tissue is three times more efficient at burning calories than fat. To maintain good fitness levels, adults aged 20-65 should do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity like cycling, fast walking or swimming a week.

Gardening can be a wonderful workout as we have to bend and twist, reach and pull. Gardening can be enjoyable, but it is important to stretch your muscles before reaching for your gardening tools. The back, upper legs, shoulders, and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when using your green thumb.

Try and exercise your mind too. As you grow older your mind can deteriorate, so change your weekly routine and try to visit somewhere new, read challenging books or learn a new language to help keep your mind sharp.

A warm-up and cool-down period is as important in gardening as it is for any other physical activity. To make gardening as fun and enjoyable as possible, it is important to prepare your body for this type of physical activity.

The most obvious way to increase your life expectancy is to stop smoking. Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of cancer each year in the UK yet some 9.4 million people in the UK smoke every day.

If you feel muscle aches and pains after your day in the garden, there are ways to alleviate the discomfort. Apply a cold pack on the area of pain for

Spend time with loved ones and friends and enjoy making new friends. Feeling lonely and isolated can affect your mental and physical health. Having a social life can reduce stress levels and relieve anxiety and depression. Try to have a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep a night, as any less can decrease the effectiveness of your immune system. Getting enough sleep gives you more energy for rich cognitive function and prevents mental issues, such as depression. Think positively, it can increase your lifespan. Having a positive outlook even during times of stress can help turn negatives into positives and really aid recovery. Recent studies have found that spending time in the sun can actually reduce the risk of liver cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer by providing us with Vitamin D which maintains calcium levels in the body which keeps bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Simply exposing our hands and faces to sun for up to 15 minutes a day in the sun is enough. However, continue to take care in the sun as burning can be harmful to your skin. Coffee can be good for you in moderation. A daily cup of coffee can fight against type-2 diabetes and can reduce the risk of heart disease. Coffee is said to stimulate the nervous system, raise metabolism and increase the oxidation of fatty acids which can aid in weight loss. Avoid sugar in your coffee though!.

the first 48 hours or apply a heat pack after 48 hours, and consider seeking the services of a doctor of chiropractic in your area. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. While best known for their expertise in treating the musculoskeletal system and their use of spinal manipulation, DCs have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. Consider visiting a doctor of chiropractic next time gardening activities leave you with aches and pain.

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Derbyshire & High Peak issue 51  

Local magazine for the over 50s, includes leisure, travel, finance, lifestyle

Derbyshire & High Peak issue 51  

Local magazine for the over 50s, includes leisure, travel, finance, lifestyle