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DERBYSHIRE & HIGH PEAK EDITION 54

James Martin

A MAN OF MANY TALENTS

Christopher

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CHRIS WRIGHT DENTURE CLINICS

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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ver recent years there have been many improvements in both the way we construct dentures and in the materials and denture teeth that we use. This means that the end result looks more natural than ever before. Why not call for a FREE Consultation to find out more about these new innovations in denture design and manufacture?

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

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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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further Education and Training in areas such as Medical Emergencies Cross Infection Control and Oral Pathology (cancers and anomalies) to name just a few sections that make up the Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology as Awarded by the Royal Collage of Surgeons (RCS). It is this qualification that allows the clinicians at Christ Wright Denture Clinics to be able to be registered and regulated with the General Dental Council (the official body for protecting the public with regards to dentistry) and carry indemnity insurance. It is this qualification, which means that only Dentists and Clinical Dental Technicians are the only Dental Professionals permitted to supply dentures direst to the public. A dental technician is not qualified to supply a denture directly to the public. However, despite this being an act of Mal practice many technicians will still practice illegally without informing the patient that they are not qualified. If you are unsure if

your denture provider is qualified; ask them for their GDC registration number, then contact the GDC to see if they are registered not just as a dental technician but as a CDT.

CHRIS WRIGHT DENTURE CLINICS CAN OFFER ALL ASPECTS OF DENTURE CARE INCLUDING; • Free Consultations • Denture cleaning and polishing service • Repair of broken or cracked dentures • Relining existing dentures to improve fit • New full dentures • New partial dentures (following treatment plan from dentist) * • Sports mouth guards *Dentist treatment plan can be arranged

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It is illegal for anyone who is not a GDC registered Dentist or Clinical Dental Technician to make a dental appliance directly to the public. This includes dentures or tooth whitening. Anyone providing these services should be reported to the General Dental Council or Trading Standards as they are practicing dentistry without the appropriate qualifications or indemnity insurance.

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Pity the poor celebrities who suffer vile abuse online IT’S hard being a celebrity these days and not having a very thick skin indeed. The anonymity of technology, in particular social media, means that everyone out there can pass an opinion about virtually anything. And they do. Unfortunately, they don’t do this in a measured or reasonable way usually. No. They go to the extremes of personal comment, even resorting to death threats, if they either don’t like someone, don’t agree with their actions or even their point of view. Politicians now regularly get vile threats, to themselves and their families, for many of the things they do. These are often the most basic actions you would expect from them, given their principles and party. The worst abuse appears to be reserved for today’s celebrities and that often means that young men and women who may be the least able to cope with this are on the receiving end. One typical case is pop band Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson. She is 28 now but right from the first appearance of the four girls on The

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X Factor in 2011, she has been singled out for specific abuse. The “problem” is that she has distinctive looks and a womanly figure and this apparently incensed a large number of people who insisted on telling her they thought she was ugly and fat. One glance at this beautiful young woman reveals she is neither but that doesn’t stop it hurting deep down and doing real damage. “Don’t look at the comments” you may quite reasonably advise. Well, I know from experience that it’s quite difficult not to be sucked into having a quick look, and then it’s too late. Jesy became so traumatised by this truly nasty reaction from people she had never met that she tried to kill herself. That’s what online trolls can do: wreck someone’s life. It wasn’t until she deleted her Twitter account, where the worst abuse was coming from, that her life changed and she slowly started to feel “normal” again. Although she still has bad days, she could move on. In fact, she made a BBC documentary exploring body image and mental health issues which will no doubt help many other people, both well-known and not. The craziest thing is that, when the worst of these online trolls finally go too far and end up in court, they mostly turn out to be the saddest, most inadequate individuals you could imagine. It’s a strange world.

Concern that our favourite soaps are losing the plot ARE our TV soaps finally losing their grip on UK viewers’ imaginations? Writing in the Radio Times, one BBC arts’ critic thinks so and he believes they face a “potentially fatal crisis”. Mark Lawson believes the recent slump in viewing figures for favourites like EastEnders and Coronation Street highlights a “fundamental creative problem” in which story arcs are becoming “impossible to either write or act.”

He highlights recent plot lines like the siege at the Queen Vic pub in EastEnders when a character was shot dead and historic child sex abuse in Corrie. Although soaps have always been seen as telly immortals – Coronation Street 59 years, Emmerdale 47 and EastEnders 34 – Mark believes they now face a crisis. He points out that the “historic strength of the genre has been its strong central female characters”. So logic dictated they should have the strongest storylines and the result was that “these women make the wives of Henry VIII seem relatively lucky.” He was particularly concerned about the frequency of sex crimes against women although acknowledged that such storylines were useful in highlighting “police and medical responses” and also in offering helplines. While I think he has a point I do wonder if the problem is that our soaps have just TOO many plot lines going on. I know times have changed dramatically and life in 2019 is complex and fastmoving. However, early on in the life of Coronation Street, for example, the central story revolved around the disappearance of Minnie Caldwell’s cat and that went on for weeks. Now, expect any one episode of a soap to have a robbery planned, an affair, an online gambling habit and a hidden sex abuser. It’s like real-life microwaved into 25 minutes for entertainment consumption. This is not only exhausting but very hard to keep up with the plots. True, the soaps do a great job with strong storylines reflecting modern problems. The Coronation Street treatment of Aidan’s mental health battle and subsequent suicide were incredibly moving and well-handled and the support offered to the public useful and relevant. But – and it is a big “but” – we still view our soaps for light relief from life as it is being lived and if all we have is a mirror to “ordinary” life with no relief then they lose their appeal. Humour was always the soaps’ salvation and that appears to be in very short supply right now. Jack and Vera, where are you when we need you most?


Can we ditch driving children to school and walk? PARENTS dropping off children close to schools has long been a source of contention – especially for people living near the schools. Now, a survey by walking and cycling charity Sustrans of 954 parents across England, Scotland and Wales shows that most want traffic-free roads outside schools to protect children from air pollution. It’s likely that they’re also considering the safety of pupils at risk from so many cars there, too. Sustrans’ chief executive Xavier Brice points out that the average journey to primary school is 1.6 miles. Walking or cycling to school is a better alternative all round, if that’s possible. For some parents who need to rush off to work for a set time or who travel a distance that could be difficult. But, we do need to alleviate pollution and road dangers and improve the quality of life for all concerned, including the longsuffering souls living near schools.

IT would be easy to write a sad and emotional biography about the journey of a cancer sufferer and her devoted carer. what happens after someone dies, especially if you are in a position of responsibility.

However, while We Never Got To Cornwall is undoubtedly a tragic story it is also both uplifting and informative – and that’s what puts this book apart from other similar publications.

And here, the author tackles the thorny subject of death certificates, arranging the funeral, sorting out the will and a dozen other duties.

The sub-title is The True Story of a Secret Cancer Sufferer (Plus My Own Life Lessons Learnt) and it is much of what happens next that makes this book unusual. “Redders” is obviously a courageous and inspirational woman who fought a longterm battle with cancer with amazing dignity and bravery. But life – and death – is not just about higher emotions. It is also about humour, despair and anger and a sense of being lost that many people who have suffered the death of a partner, family member or close friend will recognise. The author, though, as well as recounting the very natural feelings involved has also looked closely at the practical situation of

Then there are all the other ordinary details like changing bank details, services, benefits and everything else we normally take for granted. The author offers a personal but engaging diary of these, giving useful advice based on experience. It may be a cathartic book for him to write but it is definitely an interesting and thought-provoking read for the rest of us. * We Never Got To Cornwall, published by Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd at £6.99.

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Certificate of Excellence Awards We are proud to announce that six of our group – Barrowfield, Daish’s, Devonshire, Bournemouth Sands, Claremont, Hotel Prince Regent – have been awarded the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019.

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Regent Hotel – Weymouth

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Barrowfield Hotel – Newquay

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Devonshire Hotel – Torquay

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Daish’s Hotel – Isle of Wight

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£119

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North Shore Hotel - Blackpool

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Russell Hotel – Weymouth

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Barrowfield Hotel – Newquay

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Somerset Hotel – Llandudno

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Daish’s Hotel – Isle of Wight

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Regent Hotel – Weymouth

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Russell Hotel – Weymouth

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Devonshire Hotel – Torquay

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Regent Hotel – Weymouth

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North Shore Hotel - Blackpool

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Barrowfield Hotel – Newquay

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County Hotel - Lake District

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North Shore Hotel - Blackpool

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Sands Hotel – Bournemouth

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Somerset Hotel – Llandudno

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Russell Hotel – Weymouth

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Russell Hotel – Weymouth

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Devonshire Hotel – Torquay

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Russell Hotel – Weymouth

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riter for silvertraveladvisor. com and retired airline pilot, Bob Lyons has a really in-depth knowledge of Paris. Here are a few of his favourite places in this beautiful capital. The Picasso Museum A visit to the Picasso Museum at the Hotel Sale makes for a splendid experience of art. It contains not only many major works by Picasso himself but exhibits examples from many others too, including pieces from Modigliani, Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin, Degas and Rousseau, all of whom that had a great influence on Picasso’s work. The ideas and concepts that he made so real came from studying such art. Many of the traditional works exhibited in the museum come from Picasso’s personal collection, painted by artists who were his contemporaries. Together they all created and lived through a celebrated period of modern, twentieth century, thought provoking art.

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Picasso’s own work is displayed on the garden floor, the first floor and in the attic of the Hotel Sale. Other floors display art by his contemporaries. His work and art collection were given to the French state by his heirs, in lieu of death duties and the French government has made them available to everyone.

Passage du Grand Cerf Perhaps this is the most beautiful shopping passage in Paris. It has been resurrected to its original glory like a phoenix. There are many alluring shops and the French scent of a Parisian culture fills the atmosphere around you.You can buy fresh flowers that arrived very early that morning from the vast fresh produce Rungis market. Look for the designer jewellery discovered by Christian Lacroix, enticing household goods and older style eye wear. When you have finished, go to the’ Le Pas Sage’ wine bar to rest your soul. The nearest metro is Etienne Marcel.


It is a wide avenue of affluence, light, glamour and inspiration. The route is the Princess of Paris and runs between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triumph in the distant eighth arrondissement. It is the grandest component of the 10 kilometre long ‘Axe Historique’ or ‘Triumphant Route’. It blends perfectly with the apparently dead straight line of iconic architecture from the Royal Palaces to the Grande Arch so far away in the La Defense district. Montmatre This is the district of Paris that is almost the womb of popular culture and is available for all. Montmartre is actually just a little kitsch. It proudly wears the badge though and can be enjoyed unpretentiously by everyone. Montmartre rests on a hill, 130 meters above all of its surroundings in the north east of the City.You don’t need a map to find it. Just look out for the very prominent Basilica du Sacre-Cour. The name Montmartre translates as ‘mountain of the martyr’, which reminds France of one of its patron saints, St. Denis, who was decapitated there for his Christian beliefs in 250 AD.

La cité des sciences et de l'industrie The Science Museum, and so much more! It came to life in 1986. The inauguration came from the French President at the time, Francois Mitterand. It was to mark the passage of the space probe Giotto with Halley’s Comet. The museum internally is very open, widely spread and airy. It represents a contemporary aircraft hangar. There are a number of levels linked by silent elevators. The floors contain many varied exhibitions, models, projected videos and technical demonstrations, which are spaciously presented and create an

atmosphere pure modern scientific life and inspiration for the future.

Parisians have always regarded their special street as their ‘Plus Belle Avenue du Monde’. And so it is. For most of us, the ChampsElysees (Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology) is a form of virtual fantasy. We can look but never touch. We can’t really afford to contribute to it, but we can feel it and be part of it for half an afternoon. It is filled with luxury shops and one or two very polished, modern fast food outlets along with upmarket theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

The sizzling Place du Tertre is the centre of this district, lined on all four sides by the most instantly recognizable of Parisian cafés and bistros. In the summer months you will hardly be able to move due to the tourist throng. This square is awash with talented artists with easels, all plying their trade.You can have your portrait drawn or painted in just 20 minutes. What a great souvenir. Many of the celebrated painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries lived and worked around this hill in Paris. Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh were all members of a much larger group who practised their profession in this district. Virtually all the tourist shops in this arrondissement sell very well produced prints of the most famous impressionist work.

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A Selection of our 2020 Coach Tours DOOR TO DOOR HOLIDAYS

Andrew’s Party Weekend

Swindon - Singles Galore

Set at the Hilton Cambridge Belfry hotel, Cambourne. On arrival afternoon tea will be served, Andrew’s family members, office staff and drivers will join you followed by free time. Later in the evening after a 3 course set meal you have the opportunity to dance the night away.

The Hilton Swindon Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Swindon and has all the facilities expected from a 4 star hotel. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, radio, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. There are pleasant lounges, bar and restaurant. Also includes leisure facilities.

25th Jan - 2 Days - £129

28th Feb - 4 Days - £318

Harrogate, Howard & Harewood (NEW) The hotel is situated in the heart of Harrogate only 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre and is famous for being the hiding place of Agatha Christie during her disappearance in 1926.

20th Apr - 5 Days - £525

Wartime Channel Islands & Liberation Jersey (NEW) The 9th May is Liberation Day in Jersey, marking the end of the Second World War for Jersey and its inhabitants. The day is considered as a National Day in Jersey and is celebrated year after year with bands, parades, services, singing and dancing.

8th May - 6 Days - £749

This delightful tour is based in Drymen, in the heart of the Trossachs National Park on the east of Loch Lomond. Drymen is beautifully surrounded by forests, lochs and rustic countryside.

23rd Mar - 5 Days - £435

Luxury Super Yacht (NEW)

Weymouth

Do you fancy something different? Then why not try our Sunborn 4* star floating super-yacht. It gives you great access to Newham. The Royal Victoria Dock has so much to offer, like the Custom House.

Weymouth, on the Dorset Coast, lies in a bay surrounded by rolling hills and sandy beaches. The 17th Century harbour is a hive of activity, age-old inns nestle on the quay.

26th Apr - 2 Days - £159

7th May - 5 Days - £495

St Agnes

Beautiful Northumbria

Cornwall has magnificent golden sandy beaches, breathtaking views from majestic cliff tops, quaint historic stone built harbours and villages and tranquil wooded river estuaries. It is also famous for its wonderful gardens.

The hotel is beautifully located on the banks of the River Tyne and just a short walk from the city centre. The Copthorne’s comfortable, modern rooms offer stunning river views with en-suites, satellite T.V, Wi-Fi and tea & coffee making facilities.

17th May - 7 Days - £749

24th May - 6 Days - £615

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Criccieth A wonderful tour based at the popular, friendly Lion Hotel in the unspoilt resort of Criccieth on the lovely Llyn Peninsular. The town faces due south and has two beaches which are divided by the headland where you find the historic 700 year old castle.

1st June - 5 Days - £485

Royal Mint, Wye Valley, Cardiff & Bristol

Isle of Elba Italian Lakes & French Riviera (NEW)

This stylish modern hotel is located 8 miles north of Bristol’s city centre. Facilities include a comfortable lounge/bar area, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.

Staying at the Villa Carlotta Hotel located on the shores of Lake Maggiore with a panoramic view. The Fabricia Hotel directly on the sea on Elba Island with its own private beach. And Novotel Centre Vieux Hotel located in the city centre of Nice.

4th June - 5 Days - £579

25th June - 12 Days - £1599

DAY EXCURSIONS 11th January

(NEW) Autosports International, NEC Birmingham

£49.00

1st February

Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live, Birmingham Arena

£56.00

7th March

Crufts NEC

£45.00

12th March

(NEW) Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour

£16.00

25th March

(NEW) Spring in the Lakes

£32.50

3rd April

(NEW) Helmsley Walled Garden & The Chocolate Factory

£30.50

9th April

(NEW) Liverpool Royal Albert Dock* & Beatles Story*

£64.50

19th April

(NEW) Dagenham Market

£29.00

25th April

(NEW) Harrogate*

£27.00

25th April

(NEW) Spring Flower Show*

£46.00

7th May

(NEW) Warwick & Royal Leamington Spa

£23.50

13th May

(NEW) National Trust Bodnant Gardens

£36.50

Enquiries and reservations should be made at our office at: Andrew’s of Tideswell ltd. Anchor Garage, Tideswell, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8RB.

By Phone: 01298 871222

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he Surrey Hills is an area of outstanding natural beauty with lots to see and do… and a perfect base for that short break getaway is the recently refurbished White Horse Hotel in picturesque Dorking.

Owners bespoke hotels spent £4 million on the refurbishment and it shows with tasteful yet quirky boutique facilities and accommodation. All the rooms have top quality fixtures and fittings en-suite showers, complimentary water, security safes and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of London, Dorking is a world away with a relaxed atmosphere, lots of pubs, bars and shops - the perfect place to unwind and explore. We took a weekend break at the historic hotel, which boasts 56 boutique bedrooms alongside a lively restaurant and bar. Housed in an 18th century coaching inn, parts of which date back almost to the Middle Ages, it features unique character and atmospheric charm.

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And with its concept The Dozen restaurant featuring the finest products and ingredients from the local area the food also leaves guests with a truly lasting impression, thanks to a versatile and locally sourced menu that promotes Dorking’s finest products.


One of the 56 boutique bedrooms After exploring the town centre, including one whole street which is mostly made up of antique shops, we enjoyed a terrific and reasonably priced meal at The Dozen. I tucked into delicious fish and chips while my much better half enjoyed her chicken salad, all washed down with some excellent local beer and a bottle of very acceptable house white. Following a great night’s sleep in our comfortable and spacious room overlooking the busy High Street, we set out to explore what the Dorking area has to offer. As well as some great walks and cycle trails along the North Downs Way there are historic houses like nearby Polesden Lacey Estate and Gardens, Chartwell and Hampton Court Palace or if it is a trip to top up on your favourite tipple that

takes your fancy then the likes of Denbies Wine Estate or GreyFriars Vineyards are recommended. There are also local breweries which open to the public – all within a short drive are the Dorking Brewery, Crafty Brewing Company and Pilgrim Brewery and if gin is your thing then why not try visiting Silent Pool Gin, The Gin Kitchen or Elstead Village Distillers. There’s also lots of history here with Dorking being the home of one of the original Pilgrim Fathers families who set off for the New World on the Mayflower almost 400 years ago. The Mullins’ house on West Street still survives and special events are planned next year to mark four centuries since their historic and epic journey. Dorking also has a quaint museum for visitors to enjoy and there are historic trails to trod plus local caves to explore. Also waiting to be explored are areas of natural beauty in the rolling Surrey Hills including Box Hill, Mayfield Lavender and Leith Hill. We found Dorking and the White Horse to be the perfect place for a relaxing get away from it all short break with lots to see and do and beautiful countryside on your doorstep.

The White horse offers bespoke walking, getaway or wine and dine breaks and for the latest offers check out their website at: www.bespokehotels.com/dorking-white-horse Steve Howarth's short break stay at the White Horse Hotel in Dorking cost £154 per night for 2 sharing a comfy double room with dinner and breakfast.

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JAMES MARTIN THE MAN OF MANY TALENTS JAMES Martin had just been playing at Carfest South in Basingstoke, was about to give a cookery demonstration at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival and was flying out to Ireland for filming the next morning. Now, if that sounds like a hectic schedule, it is. Especially, as James explained, "I didn’t get to bed until 3.15am on Sunday morning” after Carfest. And playing there? Yes, the multi-talented chef turns out to be a musician and his group had a significant set at the annual event run by his mate Chris Evans. In fact, this was the first time they had played in public after hours of practising in a scout hut or his living room and he went from playing in front of his Mum 16

and a few chef friends to an audience of 34,500 people.

It is just part of the 47 year-old’s philosophy of trying new experiences.

So, how was it? “Amazing but terrifying” was his verdict. He and his group played just after Jools Holland and just before the Kaiser Chiefs.

“I’ve never been one to say ‘I wish I’d done this or that’,” he stated. “You should grab every opportunity that comes to you.” Food, though, is still his priority. “Food has always been at the top of the list and will always, always be there. And the restaurants will be because you employ people and they have got kids and mortgages to pay so that’s your priority 150 per cent.”

James, who counts the Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter as his favourite song, only started playing guitar 12 months ago. “I came straight off stage and Chris said ‘What are you doing next year?’ I said Whoa, whoa. The main thing was we weren’t s***!” But the many fans of the plain-speaking James Martin need not worry that this new success might drag him away from his cookery interests and his TV appearances.

James is, however, realistic about the value of his high profile in all fields. “Without the media stuff, the restaurants wouldn’t have the success,” he concluded.


He was off to Ireland the next morning for filming a new TV series, Islands and Highlands, due to air in February, 2020. James is a genuine advocate of the best of British food but he applies the same principle to foods from all across the globe. He was appearing at the annual Bolton Food and Drink Festival, which he happily described as “the best food and drink festival in the country.” He has been going to the North-west town for its hugely popular festival for the last 11 years and “loves Bolton – the place and the people. In fact, the people make the place.” He has a direct view about food. I dared to ask him if he thought people were cooking more healthily now. That might be good news for his dedicated followers but it is also a reflection of who James Martin really is. He has long made Saturday mornings a TV must for cookery fans, first with Saturday Morning Kitchen - which he fronted for 10 years until 2016 - and now with James Martin’s Saturday Morning Show, filmed at his home. His blunt Yorkshire roots, his laddish looks and an indisputable onscreen charisma have made him a telly cookery favourite and his shows and appearances a sell-out. All of this, however, was a long way in the future when he was growing up on the Castle Howard estate in York where his father was a catering manager.Young James must have been soaking up the knowledge and love of food even then because he opted to take catering training in college which resulted in him being Student of the Year three years running. Following catering college, he worked for various top chefs in leading restaurants including foodie household names like Antony Worrall Thompson and Marco Pierre White. He toured France, working in chateau kitchens and gaining a unique blend of experience and skills, before returning

to England to kickstart his high-profile career. In 1994, just before his 22nd birthday, he opened his own hotel and bistro in Winchester and has followed this over the years with other premises including a hotel in Manchester. When Saturday Morning Kitchen launched in 2006, he was the obvious choice and the formula certainly paid off. He regularly attracted 3.4 million viewers. James also became a favourite on other food shows like Ready Steady Cook and remains a respected expert and entertainer in a field where cooks often come and go. In 2013, he was honoured with The Craft Guild of Chefs Special Award for outstanding contribution to the industry. The following year his series Food Map of Britain was voted Best Daytime and Early Peak Programme by the Royal Television Society. In 2015, he was named TV Personality of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Awards. His name and skills are known around the world and he has written a raft of cookery books that easily demonstrate his passion for food along with his vast knowledge.

“Healthy food!” he flashed.“If you want that get JoeWicks down here but that’s not me. I like tasty food. Food’s a magical thing.We’ve all got to eat so why not enjoy it?” He then went on to demonstrate dishes he knows delight audiences: Monkfish and Korean Aubergines, Seabass with Buttered Tagliatelle and Beurre Blanc and Summer Fruit Pudding with Clotted Cream. The biggest response of the demonstration was for a massive cheese and ham toastie – made with a full loaf, masses of cheese, cream and ham – which he declared his favourite. It’s plain from the enthusiastic live audience reaction and the long queues of people forming to meet him and have him sign copies of his latest book that people love him and all he does. Perhaps the main thing is that James Martin has built a solid and successful career on being James Martin - chef, hotelier, restaurateur, TV presenter, fast-car fan, musician and full-time Yorkshireman and food enthusiast.

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A SECURE FUTURE WITH EQUITY RELEASE? THESE days we have to look at a variety of ways to raise cash and ensure that our future will be secure and one popular way for anyone over 55 to do just that is via equity release, with research carried out by the Equity Release Council showing that 72% of homeowners over 45 questioned wanted to stay in their property for as long as possible, with 41% also looking to invest in home improvements. Equity release offers the chance to access the cash – the equity – tied up in your home, which can be released either as a lump sum or in several small amounts, or a combination of both. There are two equity release options: a home reversion and a lifetime mortgage. A HOME REVERSION involves you selling part or all of your home to a home reversion provider in return for a lump sum or regular payments.You have the right to continue living in the property until you die, rent-free,

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but you have to agree to maintain and insure it. You can ring-fence a percentage of your property for later use, possibly for inheritance - the percentage you retain will always remain the same, regardless of the change in property values, unless you decide to take further cash releases. At the end of the plan, your property is sold and the sale proceeds are shared according to the remaining proportions of ownership.You will get a lump sum or regular payments – normally between 20 per cent and 60 per cent of the market value of your home, or the part you sell. With home reversions, it’s worth checking whether or not you can release equity in several payments or in one lump sum and the minimum age at which you can take out a home reversion plan. Some providers insist you’re at least 60 or 65 before you can apply. Keep in mind the percentage of the market value you will receive. This will increase the

older you are when you take out the plan but might vary from provider to provider. Also check whether you have the right to remain in your property for life or until you need to move to long-term care, provided the property remains your main residence and you abide by the terms and conditions of your contract. It’s worth checking whether you have the right to move to another property, subject to the new property being acceptable to your product provider as continuing security for your equity release loan and whether the product has a “no negative equity guarantee”. You will also need to know what level of maintenance you’ll be expected to carry out and how often your property will be inspected – this could be every few years. The Money Advice Service explains that a LIFETIME MORTGAGE means that you take out a mortgage secured on your property, provided it is your main residence, while retaining ownership.


You may be able to ring-fence some of the value of your property as an inheritance for your family or you can choose to make repayments or let the interest roll-up. The loan amount and any accrued interest is paid back when you die or when you move into long-term care.

according to your age when you take out the lifetime mortgage, while some providers might offer larger sums to those with certain past or present medical conditions. Many lenders offer interest rates which are fixed or, if they are variable, have a “cap” or upper limit which is fixed for the loan’s duration.

Most people who take out equity release use a lifetime mortgage. Usually you don’t have to make any repayments while you’re alive and interest “rolls up” (unpaid interest is added to the loan), meaning the debt can increase quite quickly over a period of time. However, some lifetime mortgages do now offer the option to pay all or some of the interest. Some will let you pay off the interest and the capital.

Check whether the product has a “no negative equity guarantee” This means that, when your property is sold and agents’ and solicitors’ fees have been paid, even if the amount left is not enough to repay the outstanding loan to your provider neither you nor your estate will be liable to pay any more.

In the same way ordinary mortgages vary from lender to lender, so do lifetime mortgages, and if you’re looking at this option it’s worth knowing that the minimum age for this is usually 55. As we’re now all living longer, the earlier you start the more this is likely to cost in the long run. The average borrower in their late 60s can usually borrow around 35% of the value of their home, but how much can be released is dependent on your age and the value of your property. The percentage typically increases

Again, it’s also worth finding out if you have the right to move to another property, subject to the new property being acceptable to your product provider as continuing security for your equity release loan, as different lifetime mortgage providers might have slightly different thresholds. Consider whether you can pay none, some or all of the interest. If you can make repayments, the mortgage will be less costly. However, with a lifetime mortgage where you can make monthly payments, the amount you can repay might be based on your income. Providers will have to check you can afford these regular payments.

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Look at whether you can withdraw the equity you’re releasing in small amounts, as and when you need it, or whether you have to take it as one lump sum. The advantage of being able to take money out in smaller amounts is you only pay the interest on the amount you’ve withdrawn. If you can take smaller lump sums, check if there is a minimum amount. Overall, equity release might seem like a good option if you want some extra money and don’t want to move house, but it’s worth bearing in mind that equity release can be more expensive in comparison to an ordinary mortgage. In addition, it’s worth considering any additional changes taking out equity release could make to existing arrangements, with the potential to lose means-tested benefits being key among them. It’s also worth considering involving your family throughout the process, as any equity taken out of the home will impact their inheritance later down the line. Speak to an independent financial adviser to find out if equity release is right for you, and whether it could help in supporting your financial future.

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REATING a warm glow in your home throughout the chillier months is not just about effective heating and insulation. It’s also about ensuring you have the right décor and furnishings throughout your property so that just being there – or just visiting – is a cosy and enjoyable experience. Of course you need to ensure that your boiler and central heating are working properly and that your windows are well-fitted and giving you the kind of insulation that prevents your fuel bills from rocketing when the temperature outside drops. But it is also about the whole atmosphere of your property. And that requires proper thought and planning so that, after work or going out and about, you can’t wait to get back to your comfortable home and finally relax happily. Cosy homes certainly come into their own at Christmas when family get-togethers need a warm backdrop and all the festive décor is about sparkle and a feelgood vibe. So it is definitely worth taking a fresh evaluation of your home’s warm appeal right now. Nothing says “cosy” quite like snuggling up in

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that come in wooden columns or unusual centrepieces to draw the eye as soon as you enter the room. If you prefer a wall fire, either mounted or in its own fireplace, there are plenty of ways to enhance it there. A fireplace surround could be made from metallic porcelain tiles, sculptural ceramic, marble, hand-painted terra cotta or even a mosaic tile. Fireplaces can look amazing set into wooden surrounds because they add an extra depth to the patina of the wood. If you have a non-working fireplace, fill it with fire-ready logs anyway or place tiered candles inside as a feature. If you would rather cover it up, invest in an ornate fire screen to make an extra talking point. We tend to think of anywhere “cosy” as small but the dictionary definition is “giving a feeling of comfort, warmth and relaxation”, no mention of small.

blanket in front of an open FIRE and if you are lucky enough to already have a working fireplace, then take advantage of it.

Logs crackling in the hearth or in a burner not only feel warm but offer the additional bonus of looking bright and welcoming.The firelight reflects in any room offering the warmest of glows, whatever the weather. A fire can also be the centrepiece of a living space – but it doesn’t just have to be in the wall. These days you can get enclosed fires

So if you have a large or open-plan LIVING ROOM you can still make it cosily attractive at a time of year when you are likely to spend plenty of time sitting happily ensconced in a comfortable chair or sofa as the rain batters outside or the snow freezes. In a bigger space, large, well-upholstered furniture can really work and provide an inviting spot to be. Sectional sofas are a good choice here to break up the expanse; placing your furniture into seating groups makes social gatherings so much easier and more friendly. In a high room, add tall, voluminous plants to take up empty corners or fill vertical space. Just ensure that any living plants can get enough light. Dead plants don’t enhance any room!

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fabric can automatically make you feel chilly. A soft but durable fabric that can stand up to plenty of use is the ideal and recliners always win over standard sofas and squashy chairs here – so investing in at least one may prove to be the best thing you’ve ever done! Using a throw or faux fur is another simple way to warm up a room. A brightly coloured throw, draped over the back of a sofa not only adds texture, colour and warmth to the look of this room but also offers something to pop around your shoulders if you feel a little chilly and just need warming up.

Plants can bring a room alive, though, and the greenery is very welcome in Winter so it’s definitely worth looking at placing a couple in areas where they will bring a different element to the room. For example, place a few differently sized pots together in a group to provide an interesting little area. To bring in a big room and create that cosy feeling, paint your wall two-toned. Painting it until several inches from the ceiling can also make the room feel slightly smaller and warmer. Conversely, if you want to make the room feel much larger, just paint a few inches onto the ceiling. An accent wall in a warm tone also adds to the cosy feeling and a dusky red on the wall behind a fireplace doubles the warmth of any room. Colours have a huge effect on our mood so take a really good look at available paint palettes before deciding on your decor. While cool greys translate well into Winter, especially teamed with warmer accents of bright colour, try bold combinations like burnished red with navy or mustard. The latest trends offer clever ideas from Nature to help. Warmer pinks and browns, washed teals and mossy greens offer a relaxed, neutral colour scheme that create a comforting ambience ideal for enhancing Winter warmth. For a different look, instead of a coffee table in your living room, try an oversized ottoman. These soft, plush pieces of furniture automatically make any room look and feel warmer. You can rest your feet on them for relaxing

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and, with an additional tray, they make a perfectly good coffee table as well. The other plus is that an ottoman offers extra storage so you can tidy away items to offer clean lines to enhance the atmosphere you’re trying to create. If your SOFA or chairs are looking the worse for wear, the Winter is an ideal time to invest in new furniture if the budget allows. Always opt for comfort here – after all, you’re going to spend quite a large amount of time using them so they need to be as comfortable as possible. The fabric used on your furniture is more important than ever in the Winter as a cold

Team cushions in soft and contrasting colours and fabrics to help your décor and you’ve got just the right balance of style and comfort here. In spite of today’s love affair with the Kindle and iPad when it comes to reading books, people still love the original paper version and books can bring so much to a living room. There is definitely something comforting and reassuring about books so bookshelves are worth considering in rooms where furniture is pushed away from the walls. If you have a large book collection, here is the ideal place to store them and if you have a small collection, why not arrange like books together with knick-knacks and accent pieces to fill vertical spaces?


This kind of artistic grouping gives real personality to a room. Another way to make it more like your own living space is to add family photos. They make a room feel inviting and warm and offer a talking point for visitors. Bold artwork can be centrepiece to any room but especially a living room. Don’t be afraid to display a large piece of artwork or even let it take over a room. A single picture, piece of artwork or quirky piece of furniture can create a focal point that really impresses everyone, and reflects your own personality and individual style. In a smaller way, floral arrangements can also add warmth to any room but, like houseplants, do ensure they are in the right place for enough natural light and are well cared for. FLOORING is obviously important throughout the home but comes into its own in the colder months. While carpets add that something special and are warm and durable, don’t dismiss wood flooring as “cold”.

CURTAINS can add to a room’s attraction all year round, especially lined and well-insulated curtains in a warm colour. Opting for floorlength curtains can create an oasis of cosiness, especially when the weather is unpleasant outside, and full-length curtains can make a small room feel much larger.

A rich, wooden flooring with a handsome grain not only gives distinction to rooms and is very practical but can reflect the glow of a fire to complement the general warmth. Add a cosy rug if you feel any room needs additional warmth but always ensure your flooring flatters your room’s colour palette. It’s worth having a look at all the latest flooring because this element of the home has come on so much in the last few years you’ll be amazed at the ranges and colours now on offer.

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LYMPSTONE MUSSELS I have never seen anything like the contraption used by the mussel men of the River Exe.They don’t use dredges, which wreck the sea bed; they use a self-flushing elevator that kind of hoovers up the mussels, causing less disturbance and producing a more sustainable supply all year round.The mussels are then cleaned, graded and put in purification tanks for a few days before being sold. Myles is the brains behind The Exmouth Mussel Company, so next time you’re down there, pop in and say hi. It was a pleasure to cook these wonderful mussels with my mate Michael Caines.

Serves 4 50g butter 100g smoked streaky bacon, chopped into lardons 1 onion, diced 2 celery sticks, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed sea salt and freshly ground black pepper small bunch of sea aster 250ml cider 250ml double cream 2kg mussels, cleaned and debearded 4 thick slices of white crusty bread 2 tablespoons olive oil small bunch of flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Heat a large casserole dish over a medium heat for a few minutes until hot, then add half the butter. When it has melted and is sizzling, add the bacon pieces and fry until crisp. Add the diced onion and celery and the garlic and season well. Stir everything together and cook over a low heat for a few minutes, stirring every now and then. Add the sea aster and pour in the cider and cream, then season with black pepper. Stir everything together then add the remaining butter. Once the butter has melted and the liquid is simmering, pop the mussels in and stir everything together. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4 minutes. Drizzle the slices of bread with the olive oil and toast in a flat frying pan until charred. Check all the mussels have opened, discarding any that haven’t, then tip into a serving bowl. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve with the toasted bread. 24


GIANT’S CAUSEWAY FISH STEW I don’t know who looked more confused, me or the thousands of tourists all around me while we were filming this dish on the stones of the Giant’s Causeway. I’d never been before but it really is a sight to behold. In fact, the whole coastline of this part of Northern Ireland is worth a trip – it is rugged and beautiful in equal measure, as is the produce that can be found here. Ales, meat, dairy, fish… It is so rich and diverse with such amazing food.

Serves 6 400g mussels, cleaned and debearded 25g butter 1 shallot, finely diced 25g plain flour sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 400ml full-fat milk 100ml double cream 1 medium floury potato, cooked and diced (you need 200g) 400g salmon fillet, skinned and chopped into 2-cm cubes 200g white crab meat 100g brown crab meat small bunch of chives, chopped To serve double cream olive oil

Place a large sieve over a bowl. Pour 100ml water into a large heavy-based saucepan and set the pan over a high heat. Add the mussels, cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes until the mussels have steamed open. Strain the mussels through the sieve, reserving the liquor, then pick the mussel meat from the shells and set aside. Discard any mussels that haven’t opened. In the same pan, melt the butter over a medium heat. As soon as the butter has melted, stir in the shallot and cook for 1–2 minutes, stirring regularly, until softened. Stir in the flour, season, and cook for around 1 minute. Pour the reserved mussel liquor into the pan, stirring all the time, then add the milk and cream. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring continuously, until smooth. Add the potato and salmon, stir everything together, then cover the pan and cook for 2–3 minutes until the potatoes are hot and the salmon has cooked through. Stir in both types of crab meat and the mussel meat and warm through for a couple of minutes. Add a couple of tablespoons of hot water if the sauce is very thick. Season to taste and scatter over most of the chives. To serve, ladle the stew into warmed bowls, drizzle with a little extra cream and olive oil, if you fancy, and garnish with the remaining chives. 25


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TAGINE OF LAMB CHOPS WappingWharf is a testament to what’s happening in Bristol right now with new buildings and flats popping up all around and along the old docks. It’s still in its infancy but there are a few restaurants, one of which was a highlight for me – the small and compact BOX-E run by husband and wife Elliott and Tessa Lidstone – as were the two food containers there, one selling cheese and the other some great local meats.You’ll find great lamb all around theWest Country from local suppliers.

Serves 2 1 tablespoon olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 x 200-g Barnsley lamb chops 1/2 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 6 medium tomatoes, quartered 50ml Harveys Bristol cream sherry 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 5-cm piece fresh ginger, grated 2-cm piece fresh turmeric, grated 1 tablespoon runny honey 25g flaked almonds small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped

Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat then pour in the oil. Season the chops all over then pop them into the pan and cook for 2–3 minutes until well browned. Flip them over and continue to cook for a further 2–3 minutes. Add the diced onion, garlic and tomatoes, then pour in the sherry. Use a wooden spoon to stir any juices in the base of the pan into the ingredients. Add all of the dry spices, stir again, then add the grated ginger and turmeric. Stir and season well. Keep the pan over a medium heat and cook for 5 minutes – it should be gently bubbling. Check the seasoning then divide between 2 warmed bowls, drizzle with the honey and sprinkle over the almonds and coriander.


CHOCOLATE STOUT CAKE Stout is a dark, rich top-fermented beer and is the only type of beer you can use for this cake and the icing, so don’t start going off-piste and using Stella or other stuff – it won’t work! Serves 10 200g butter 150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 300ml stout 4 eggs 500g soft light brown sugar 350g self-raising flour For the icing 400g full-fat cream cheese 25ml stout 200g icing sugar a couple of squares of dark or milk chocolate, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan)/320°F/gas 3. Line a 27-cm, deepsided cake tin with greaseproof paper.

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Put the butter, chocolate and stout into a large heatproof bowl and rest over a pan of just-simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch the water, until the butter and chocolate have melted. Lift the bowl off the pan and leave to cool slightly. Add the eggs and sugar to the mixture and whisk well, then fold in the flour until the mixture is smooth. Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour. Leave to cool in the tin before turning out. To make the icing, whisk the cream cheese, stout and icing sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Spoon on top of the cake and spread out to cover. Grate the chocolate over the top and serve.

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LET IT SNOW FESTIVE SWEETS MAKES ABOUT 30 FOR THE DOUGH: 70g (21/2oz) dried apple rings, finely chopped 50g (2oz/scant 1/2 cup) raisins, finely chopped 5 tbsp apple juice 300g (101/2 oz/scant 1 cup) honey 50g (2oz/1/4 cup) brown sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 200g (7oz/scant 12/3 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour + a little extra 120g (4oz/11/4 cups) wholemeal rye flour 40g (11/2 oz/1/4 cup) chopped almonds 30g (1oz/generous 1/4 cup) ground almonds 2tsp gingerbread spice mix 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 egg yolk FOR THE ICING (FROSTING): 100g (31/2 oz/generous 3/4 cup) icing (confectioner's) sugar 2 tbsp Calvados PLUS: about 200g (7oz) plum jam 1 egg white decorative wafers EXTRA EQUIPMENT: HEART-SHAPED COOKIE CUTTER

APPLE GINGERBREAD 1. For the dough, soak the apple rings and raisins in the apple juice. Warm up the honey and sugar on a low heat (don’t boil) until the sugar has melted. Allow to cool until lukewarm and pour into a mixing bowl. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in 2 teaspoons water, fold into the flour and add to the honey and sugar. 2. Mix the rye flour, almonds and spices together. Add the egg to the dough with the rye flour mixture and the soaked dried fruits. Knead everything thoroughly, cover and allow to rest for 2 hours at room temperature. 3. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas 4). Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to a thickness of about 5 mm (¼ in) and press out circles and hearts of about 4 cm (1½ in). Coat half of the circles and

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hearts in the middle with plum jam and brush them at the edge with egg white, then cover each of them with a second circle or heart. Carefully press the edges together. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and bake for about 10 minutes. 4. For the icing, stir the icing sugar with the Calvados until smooth, if necessary adding Calvados drop by drop until the desired consistency is achieved. Take the gingerbread out of the oven, coat with icing while still warm and top with wafers. Allow to dry and store in a tin. Leave for at least 2 days before eating.

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Discover more about The Crescent’s past, find out about the fascinating Georgian visitors and learn more about the massive restoration project and plans for the future Chapel Golf Club Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 9UH 01663 719042

18TH JANUARY 2020 GHOST TALKS AT THE MILL

21ST DECEMBER 2019 A CHRISTMAS SONG - OPERA GALA AT THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HALL

5TH JANUARY 2020 JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Lucy McAuley, Jevan McAuley and Natalie Burch are delighted that 'A Christmas Song' will be returning this December for another festive gathering at The Florence Nightingale Hall in Holloway on December 21st. Lucy is originally from Holloway, and moved to London in 2010 to study to become an opera singer at The Guildhall School where she met her husband, Jevan McAuley.

We are delighted to announce that Lee Latchford-Evans from pop super-group Steps will headline in the title role. Star of Cbeebies' Waffle the Wonder Dog Andrea Valls will be taking the role of Princess Jess. The cast also includes comedian Paul Eastwood as Simon Trott, Simon Howe as Dame Trott and Janine Pardo as Spirit of the Beans.

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5TH JANUARY 2020 VIENNESE NEW YEAR CONCERT 2020

Celebrate the New Year in style with the return of the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra and their ever-popular New Year Viennese Gala Concert.The Winding Wheel’s bestloved conductor, John Longstaff, will be returning to lead the proceedings assisted by a guest vocal soloist. The concert will feature Viennese classics and light music favourites and maybe even a television or radio theme tune. Come along and join in the festivities. The Winding Wheel 13 Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA 01246 345222

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A giant pantomime adventure!

With nothing but a handful of (magic!) beans, Jack must find the courage to slay the evil giant in his quest to win the hand of the beautiful Princess and to free his village of tyranny forever. This Christmas, join our hero on the adventure of a lifetime as he climbs the beanstalk to fame, fortune and true love!

Strutts North Mill Museum in Belper invites you to join Alistair Massey and ghostly volunteers for a series of tales of the dark! Local hauntings and ghostly tales from around the Belper area be prepared to be scared! Make sure you dress very warm – these tales will send a chill down your spine! Tickets available via www.wegottickets. com/belpernorthmill £12 pp – hot refreshments included. Recommended to over 14's only due to the scary and sometimes gruesome content! Strutts North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1YD 01773 880474

19TH JANUARY 2020 KELL WIND AFTERNOON TEA CONCERT

Featuring an exciting star cast along with breathtaking scenery, dazzling costumes, spectacular singing and dancing and of course, plenty of traditional pantomime mayhem, laughter and chances to join in the fun. Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect festive entertainment for all the family!

The Kell Wind Trio is a flute, clarinet and bassoon trio. All three members are highly experienced chamber and orchestral musicians having been members of orchestras and chamber groups for over thirty years. The Kell Wind Trio gives concerts that are lively and informative. They introduce the music that they play, telling their audiences about the composers' lives as well as the music to be performed. They include music of many different styles and genres in their programmes from music of the Baroque to accessible music from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Join football legends & Sky Soccer Saturday pundits for an evening of football stories and humour supported by compère and comedian John Gillan. PLATINUM TICKETS – £150.00 each • Meet & greet with Paul Merson and Phil Thompson before dinner with photo to keep • Dine on table hosted by Paul Merson or Phil Thompson* • Delicious three course meal • After dinner talk by Paul Merson and Phil Thompson • Comedy set by John Gillan GOLD TICKETS – £90.00 each • Meet & greet with Paul Merson and Phil Thompson before dinner with photo to keep • Dine on table in prime location in the room • Delicious three course meal • After dinner talk by Paul Merson and Phil Thompson • Comedy set by John Gillan SILVER TICKETS (mixed seating) – £65.00 each • Delicious three course meal • After dinner talk by Paul Merson and Phil Thompson

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31ST JANUARY 2020 HANSEL AND GRETEL PANTOMIME

With this exciting new pantomime, laughter is high on the agenda with some unusual comedy routines, together with plenty of adventure, variety and traditional panto fun! Can Bluebell, the Fairy of the Forest, manage to rescue Hansel and Gretel before they are eaten by Nightshade, the Wicked Witch of the Woods, who is determined to turn the tables this time and finally get her way? Hansel and Gretel brings together colourful characters, sweet and sinister scenery, amazing songs and vibrant dance routines, as well as a spectacular circus scene. This is not to be missed.

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Author of The Times crime book of the month “The Devil’s Dice” set in the Peak District, Roz will talk about her transition from attorney to author and why the Peak District is perfect for murder!

A thought provoking talk on the notorious Ruth Ellis, the last woman in England to pay the ultimate penalty. Chapel Golf Club Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 9UH 01663 719042

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14TH FEBRUARY 2020 HANDEL ACIS & GALATEA AT DERBY CATHEDRAL

The Sixteen present the most popular dramatic work of Handel's lifetime; a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Staying true to the premiere in 1718, this intimate concert performance features a select group of five singers and nine instrumentalists from the choir and Orchestra of The Sixteen. 'Christophers uses stylish Handelians and consort singers who blend to perfection in this intimate chamber performance.' The Sunday Times. Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate, Derby Derbyshire, DE1 3DY 0333 010 2850

27TH FEBRUARY 2020 PLAY: THE CINDER PATH

14TH MARCH 2020 GET READY

The Ultimate Motown and Soul Party. Take a trip back to 1960s Detroit with the brand-new, celebrated stage production, Get Ready. The velvet vocals from a stellar cast of critically-acclaimed performers and divinely-gifted musicians authentically recreate the sound responsible for lifting an entire generation to its dancing feet. Energetic choreography and dazzling costumes truly revive the most pulsating era of music the world has ever seen. Longing for a night of musical brilliance and nonstop hits? The must-see concert show of the year is on its way. Get Ready. . . here it comes! Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chestefield, Derbyshire, S41 7SA 01246 345222

14TH MARCH 2020 SPRING PLANT HUNTERS' FAIR AT CARSINGTON WATER

Catherine Cookson’s writing brings to life raw emotion, love, betrayal and resolution as Charlie finally settles old scores and finds true love

FREE ENTRY to this great spring plant fair at Carsington Water, Derbyshire featuring highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, rare species and old heritage varieties. The event offers the opportunity to pop along and visit a great range of specialist nurseries 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.

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A fabulously talented cast and featuring Nick Cochrane (Coronation Street) as Ginger Slater. This powerful tale is set in rural Northumberland in the lead up to the First World War. We follow the story of Charlie MacFell and his relationship with a cruel and domineering father, his stormy marriage and a struggle to keep a dark secret.

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24TH MARCH 2020 THE FUREYS 2020

Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ and more, return to Chesterfield in March. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys ‘Green Fields of France’ and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in the National Concert Hall. Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chestefield, Derbyshire, S41 7SA 01246 345222

23RD APRIL 2020 EXPERT FROM THE ARKWRIGHT SOCIETY

Sir Richard Arkwright, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chapel Golf Club Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 9UH 01663 719042


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BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT): ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW WHY MIGHT YOU NEED BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY?

HOW LONG BEFORE BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES START WORKING?

The hormones within your body control most of your body’s basic functions, and work as an internal communication system between your body’s cells. Everything from your daily mood, energy, digestion, appetite, immune system and libido is controlled by hormones, which is why when these hormones are out-of-sync or unbalanced, it can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health and well-being. If you suffer with any of the following, BHRT could be a really great solution for you:

You will see improvement within the first 2 to 3 weeks of therapy, but it will take up to 8 weeks to feel the full effect. An experienced medical practitioner will try to achieve the best outcomes and results with the lowest possible dosage of bio-identical hormones.

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WHAT ARE BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES? Bio-identical hormones are different from those used in traditional HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), as they are chemically identical to those that our bodies produce naturally. Bio-identical hormones are made from plant estrogens and based on a substance known as “Diosgenin”, whereas in HRT, hormones are often created synthetically. BHRT FOR THE MENOPAUSE BHRT is effective in treating both men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. BHRT is most frequently used to ease the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause in women.

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Hearing aids still carry the burden of huge social stigma and yet the truth is hearing technology is now extraordinary, for example we now have the ability to seamlessly stream phone calls and music straight to our hearing aid. Hearing aids are no longer big and obvious bits of plastic that clasp over your ears; many of them are barely visible. Some even allow you to text, translate languages, monitor your activity and even measure your blood pressure! Many more people could benefit from hearing aids than are currently doing so - only around 40% of people who need hearing aids have them. We can only hope it won’t be long before attitudes start to change towards hearing technology. Check your hearing annually - The sad fact about hearing decline it is often associated negatively with ageing and disability and so many consequently often try to avoid admitting it has affected them for several years. Shockingly, recent research has found that people More just care generally wait 10than years before takinga action againsthome... their hearing loss, but the sooner you seek help, the less impact hearing loss will have on your life. Having regular hearing checks, just as you would your sight, is vital. Well-managed hearing loss will help keep you young.

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes. Chiropractic treatment involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.

What Is Chiropractic Care? When we talk about chiropractic care, it’s important to understand that the nervous system and spine are integral to your long-term health. The spine should move in a certain way and continuously during the day. As humans, we sit too much and don’t move enough. It starts to affect the function of the spine and can impair brain function. And since the brain is the master system of the body it can begin to have a negative effect on those areas.

“I’m in pain” “Can Chiropractic help me?”

BACK PAIN Back pain is very common. Most people will suffer one or more episodes of back pain during their lives. In many cases, it starts suddenly and gets better quickly, without the need for any treatment. However, back pain can be painful, debilitating and persistent, and some people suffer repeated episodes. It can also be associated with other symptoms, such as leg pain or sciatica. It may start following a specific incident, such as bending awkwardly or lifting a heavy weight. Or it can develop gradually, perhaps as a result of poor posture, an uncomfortable work position or repetitive strain. NECK PAIN Neck pain is very common. Most people will suffer one or more episodes of neck pain during their lives. In many cases, it starts suddenly and gets better quickly, without the need for any treatment. However, neck pain can be painful, debilitating and persistent, and some people suffer repeated episodes. It can also be associated with other symptoms, such as arm pain or headaches. Neck pain may start following a traumatic incident, such as a road traffic collision, or it may start gradually, perhaps as a result of poor posture or an uncomfortable work position.

OFFER PRICE £25 Expiry date 31st January 2020

Your initial visit will include: • A private consultation with chiropractor • X rays if necessary (normally £70) • Spinal examination, orthopaedic and neurological tests • A confidential report of our findings • An explanation of our treatments procedure if we determine Chiropractic can help you

For a limited period we will complete a full consultation, examination, X ray (if necessary) and a full report of findings all for

£25.00 (Normally £120.00) Offer open to new patients only. We treat these conditions • Headaches, back pain, neck pain • Prevention of migraines • Muscle spasms, joint pain • Tired all the time, tension

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please call our clinic today for an appointment

Marple Chiropractic Clinic 8-10 Derby Way, Marple SK6 7AH 0161 449 5006 www.chiropractichealthsolutions.co.uk Stockport Chiropractic Clinic 466 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, SK4 3BS 0161 432 6708

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