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KIRKLEES & CALDERDALE EDITION 70

JUNE - JULY 2022

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TWITTERING ON By Angela Kelly

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TRAVEL Exploring India, Kerry Gallagher travels solo

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breaking point. So expecting us all to do at least a small amount of regular exercise to keep our bodies in reasonable condition doesn’t seem very much to ask. It’s not like you have to be training for a marathon regularly, lifting massive weights or hitting the gym daily. The basic recommendations are really modest by anyone’s standards. What is also sad is that exercise can give you a real physical and mental boost. All those feelgood endorphins they prompt actually make you happy. So what’s not to like? It’s not really to do with age as everyone can do some exercises – even those with common conditions like arthritis. Taking responsibility for our health IF we’re not careful, we Brits could apparently become the fattest nation in Europe in the next decade.

What it is to do with is having respect for your body and your health and taking responsibility for the physical shape you’re in. If we don’t all do this, the health of the NHS will become drained to a standstill, quality of life will decline for many and thousands more people will die prematurely.

According to the World Health Organisation, we’ve become our own worst enemies where health and fitness is concerned. And the NHS added their weight to this debate with research showing a “startlingly small” five per cent of us do the recommended amount of exercise each week. Only one in 20 adults in England do two and a half hours of moderate-intensity physical exercise per week. This includes activities like brisk walking, cycling or pushing a lawmower. We should also do muscle-strengthening activities like carrying heavy shopping bags, lifting weights and heavy gardening at least two days a week. Researchers examined data on 249,614 Brits aged 18 to 65 who responded to the Active Lives Survey. They also quiz a representative group of people across England about their exercise routine twice a year. All this comes at a time when 65 per cent of adults in the UK are officially overweight or obese - with figures continuing to rise each year - and child obesity poses a huge healthcare challenge. What I don’t understand about these latest findings and predictions is that, surely, it makes genuine sense for all of us who can to take responsibility for our own health and fitness? I know there are many individuals with debilitating health problems and conditions who can’t but there are certainly enough of us basically healthy folk who can. What is currently happening to the NHS with its severely over-stretched resources will simply get worse – to the point of completely breaking down. The number of people with smoking-related and other selfinflicted illnesses and conditions is already helping bring it near 4

Is this the Countdown to Ann returning to TV? FORMER Tory MP and Cabinet minister Ann Widdecombe is definitely a Marmite sort of person – you love her or hate her. Whatever category you fall into, though, there’s no denying that she is a character it’s hard not to notice. So, the news that she has been talked about as a new host for Channel 4’s Countdown promises a potential welcome shot in the arm for the programme’s viewing figures. Just like acerbic Anne Robinson, who is bowing out of presenting Countdown this Summer, the other Anne has very definite views she is not frightened to air. She herself has a formidable vocabulary and brain to go with it (she studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University and was active in the Oxford Union) and has already had spells in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner.


Perhaps more importantly for viewers, she’s great fun and has a wicked sense of humour – as she proved in a mind-boggling stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

In fairness, Silent Witness has provided consistently entertaining storylines and well-written, first-class drama in the hands of a group of talented actors and actresses.

I interviewed her a few years ago for Fifty Plus magazine and she was very honest about this. She partnered the notoriously patient Anton du Beke, whom she really liked, and the pair hit it off well.

Viewing the series from the beginning with Amanda Burton in the central role as Dr Sam Ryan, it was fascinating to see how Emilia Fox, who succeeded her, not only grew as an actor as Dr Nikki Alexander but also grew up.

However, Ann admitted herself that she was not a natural dancer. “One of the earliest things he said to me,” she explained, “was ‘Ann, it will be much better if we do our best to keep your feet off the floor.’” What followed on Strictly was appearances where, indeed, Ann flew in or was somehow suspended off the floor, in spite of her fear of heights. The public vote kept the couple on the mega-popular series for nine weeks and placed Ann firmly in the public psyche as someone willing to tackle anything. Whatever happens with Countdown, she definitely needs to be back onscreen doing the thing she does best: being Ann Widdecombe. Silent Witness has proved an enduring hit ONE thing that lockdown did for many of us was to emphasise the joys of Netflix and b-sets and to reintroduce us to previously much-loved programmes.

Interestingly, what she wore through the series entranced some viewers as much as how skilful her alter ego proved to be in helping solve complex murder cases.

Line of Duty and The Crown were two of my favourites but, somehow, I’d always missed out on crime drama Silent Witness.

The series, which looked meticulously researched, helped us all to understand more about what forensic pathology is all about. It also encouraged many young people to study forensics at university and helped boost the profession’s image.

I’m squeamish about most things medically-related but who would have thought we would all be absolutely fascinated by autopsies?

The Silent Witness storylines have continued to reflect real-life, social problems and themes and still attracts a huge audience. Long may it continue.

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EXPLORING INDIA ON MY OWN, BUT NOT ALONE Kerry Gallagher travels solo Taj Mahal

India had been on my travel wish list for a number of years. We’ve all seen the iconic images of the Taj Mahal and the bustling streets of Delhi, and it’s hard not to want to see such sights for yourself. As I began planning where to go and what to see I thought long and hard about the best way to travel.You see, I’m a seasoned solo traveller, I have taken many a trip on my own from exploring Italy, to flashpacking (a tad more glamorous than backpacking!) across the USA, and even relaxing beach breaks in the sun. But when it came to India, I’ll be honest, I was a little apprehensive. Somehow the idea of trying to get from A to B on my own and navigating public transport in the world’s second most populated country made me nervous. After a lot of research and reading, I decided to join an organised small group tour. Knowing the itinerary was planned to perfection, all transport was ready and waiting, accommodation vetted, and that there would be an expert local guide on hand to share insight and information was a big draw. With the reassurance this afforded all I had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy every moment. And I certainly did! I joined the group of 12 in Delhi, India’s capital city. Nothing prepared me for the sense-assaulting barrage of noise, smells and colour – Delhi is crazy, bonkers and brilliant all at the same time. The sound of car horns 6

will stay with you as you sleep, and don’t worry, it’s completely normal to see a cow in the middle of a motorway. Our stay in the capital included a city tour taking in Jama Masjid, one of Delhi’s most iconic mosques, and the ancient Sikh temple of Gurdwara Sis Ganji. The beauty of such holy buildings is evident everywhere you look. But the best was yet to come, as the next stop was Agra. I’m not normally a morning person, but a 4am wakeup call didn’t faze me at all when the agenda for the day was a sunrise visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal. Arriving really early and being one of the first into the complex provided a peaceful atmosphere to watch as the sunlight emerged behind the famous dome and reflected off the marble and precious stones giving a glorious glow. It really was a magical moment I won’t forget. And no matter how many photos I took (and I took a lot!) they just didn’t do justice to the sight before my eyes.You may know the original story of the Taj Mahal, but indulge me a moment. It was built in 1631 by the fifth Mughal emperor in memory of his third and most beloved wife who died during a campaign to end an uprising. So devastated was the emperor by his wife’s death he ordered a resting place ‘designed by giants and finished by jewellers’. His own casket was added as an

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afterthought leading to the only asymmetrical feature of the Taj. After spending time exploring the complex and buildings it was time to leave and head to I’timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) and the Agra Fort, both of which are well worth a visit and brimming with history and tales of the past. The final destination to complete the ‘Golden Triangle’ was Jaipur – also known as the Pink City thanks to the hues and shades of the buildings – the most recognisable of which is surely Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). This beautiful, intricate building boasts 953 windows which, at the time of building in 1799, allowed royal ladies to observe purdah yet still enjoy watching the goings on in the streets below. Further sightseeing in Jaipur included the Amber Fort, perched high on a hill overlooking the waters of Maota Lake and the City Palace. I found myself mesmerised by the architecture and décor of the City Palace, ornate pavilions, temples and gardens weaved together with a splash of colour and sparkle. My favourite area within the palace was Sarvato Bhadra, a stunning open hall with a chess board style floor, intricate decoration on the walls and glistening chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Looking back on what really was the trip of a lifetime, I am so pleased I chose to experience India with a small group tour. Not only did I learn so much from our amazing guide about the stories and history of every place we visited, but I shared the experience with a great group of fellow travellers who made it all the more enjoyable. I will cherish our evenings spent eating the most amazing Indian food and enjoying a Tiger beer (or two) while we recounted the day’s adventures. I travelled to India on my own, but I was most certainly never alone.

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FIVE FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN NICE Gillian Thornton takes a short break on the Côte d’Azur Cours Saleya,Vieux Nice

Metropolitan area, it’s the perfect base for a city break at any time of year. So these are my five favourite things to do in Nice, whether you’re a first-time visitor or, like me, making a welcome return to this Riviera gem: Soak up the atmosphere of Vieux Nice Not just the narrow streets and hidden squares but the many fine buildings and historic sites that make up this three-sided section of the city. With the green corridor of the Promenade du Paillon on one side, the Mediterranean on another, and the rocky outcrop of Castle Hill along the third, this delicious quarter is packed with iconic photo moments.

Nice makes a dramatic impact long before you set foot on its stylish seafront or wander the narrow streets of the historic Old Town. Arrive by plane and as your aircraft positions over the sparkling Mediterranean, you’re treated to a panoramic view beyond the coastal runway to the broad sweep of the Baie des Anges and on over the city rooftops to the distant peaks of the snow-capped Alpes-Maritimes. What’s more, Nice fulfils that early promise on every level. Hop on a tram for the 25-minute journey to the city centre and moments after stepping out into the streets, you’ll be enveloped in the physical and emotional warmth of France’s fifth city. First town on this stretch of coastline to develop its winter tourism in the late 18th century, Nice was last year awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO as ‘Winter Resort Town of the Riviera’. This glorious city has museums and art galleries, shops, restaurants and cultural events to suit all tastes, not to mention a mild climate, glorious promenade, and a wealth of grand architecture. And with a choice of beaches, mountain villages and outdoor activities all included within the

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Wander inside the sumptuous Baroque interior of Saint-Reparate Cathedral; browse the market stalls beneath the colourful striped canopies on Cours Saleya; and watch the world go by from a café table on Place Garibaldi. See how the other half lived in the 17th century at Palais Lascaris with its opulent staircase and highly decorated rooms. And maybe sample traditional local dishes at Acchiardo on Rue Droite, one of 33 restaurants that proudly displays the Cuisine Nissarde label.

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Take in the views from Castle Hill Site of Nikaia where ancient Greek traders first established a settlement, the Colline du Château divides the Bay of Angels from the yacht harbour, and offers great views of both from the wooded summit. Nice harbour is smaller than neighbouring Antibes, playground of the super-rich, but you’ll still see a selection of gleaming craft. It’s a steep climb from the seafront via slopes and steps to a succession of viewing terraces, the panorama broadening out at every new bend. So my tip would be to catch the free elevator up and then walk down. Or hop on the little Tourist Train at sea level and jump off at the top to enjoy a cold drink and a snack at the shady café close to the archaeological remains.

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Stroll the sea front on a fine evening At the eastern end of the Baie des Anges, the coast road was known as the Quai du Midi until 1917 when it was renamed the Quai des Etats-Unis in honour of President Woodrow Wilson’s decision to enter the world war ‘against barbarianism’. Further west, America morphs seamlessly into England as the road becomes the Promenade des Anglais in honour of the Reverend Lewis Way, an Englishman who created a path along the shore here in 1823. Six years after the terrorist attack that killed 86 people during the Bastille Day fireworks in 2016, it’s hard to equate this beautiful boulevard with the horror of that night. Bollards now prevent traffic from mounting the broad seafront pavement that is popular with locals and visitors alike. Sit on the shingle to watch the waves; pop inside the legendary Negresco hotel for a cocktail; and watch the lights come on around the bay. Then turn inland to experience the floodlit statues and arcades of Place Masséna.

If time is limited, I’d recommend three of the unique municipal collections. Head to the Old Town for Palais Lascaris, a magnificent 17th century Baroque mansion whose opulent rooms are home to a collection of musical instruments and fine art. And catch a bus uphill to the Cimiez district for the Matisse Museum and adjacent Archaeological Museum with its Roman arena and extensive remains of a Roman bath complex. The same bus passes the Chagall Museum, the first National Museum in France dedicated to a sole artist during his lifetime. Explore beyond the city centre The Nice Metropolitan area covers three very distinctive zones – the coastal strip, the foothills, and the high peaks of the AlpesMaritimes. So visitors can combine a seaside city break with excursions to perched mountain villages, sailing and watersports with skiing and hiking. Take the train or the Grand Tour sightseeing bus to neighbouring Villefranche-sur-Mer to wander its quaint streets or sit beside the sheltered harbour over an al fresco meal at Le Cosmo. Walk the pine-scented coastal trail around the peninsula in the chic resort of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and soak up some period glamour at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Or head up to the medieval village of Eze to visit the exotic hilltop gardens and browse the craft boutiques. I can also recommend the Train des Merveilles, a 2-hour journey that climbs steadily up to Tende in the high country at the gateway to the Mercantour National Park. For inspiration and information, visit www.nicetourisme.com

Enjoy a culture fix in some of the city’s many museums Nice boasts 10 municipal museums covering a wide range of art and history, and a 3-day Museums Pass is good value at just 15 euros. Or invest in a French Riviera pass for a wide range of discounts that also includes sightseeing tours and the Grand Tour tourist bus – 26, 38 or 56 euros for 24, 48 or 72 hours www. frenchrivierapass.com .

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HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR WHO would have thought that wide-boy Danny Zuko from Grease could ever metamorphose into a booze-loving angel or a sinister killer?

He enrolled in a drama school in New York where he studied voice dancing and acting and planned to combine all three as a musical comedy performer.

Yet actor John Travolta has fulfilled this promise and proved all the cynics wrong.

John landed his first professional job in a Summer stock musical and promptly quit school at 16 to move to New York full-time to further his ambitions.

At 68, he has had one of the most successfully enduring careers in Hollywood and his name is now synonymous with box-office hits – along with a fascinating variety of roles. And this year, he’s been delighting UK fans by appearing at various venues during filming of his next movie The Shepherd which is based on a Frederick Forsyth book that the star loves. John was plainly born with the right genes for showbiz as his mother was an actress and a dancer. So when he grew up in New Jersey as one of six children in an Italian/Irish household, it was no surprise when young John began acting in local drama productions.

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He worked regularly in Summer stock and TV commercials. When work became scarce in New York, he moved to Hollywood where he won minor roles in several TV series. His introduction to the 1950s hit musical Grease came with a role in a national touring company which took him back to New York and his first taste of Broadway at just 18. After Grease, he joined the Broadway show Over Here starring the Andrews Sisters and after 10 months there opted to try Hollywood again. Here, the handsome young guy with the twinkling blue eyes soon gained various roles in TV shows and then joined a new ABC situation comedy series in 1975.


This national exposure proved the ideal springboard for his film career. As an early indication of his promised versatility, he was in the Brian de Palma thriller Carrie in 1976 before starring in 1977 in Saturday Night Fever which played a pivotal part in the 70s’ disco phenomenon. As Italian American Tony Manero he impressed cinemagoers worldwide as the young man escaping the harsh reality of a bleak home by “starring” each week at his local disco. His amazing dancing also introduced disco moves that millions tried to emulate and continue on dancefloors today. John won his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for this role and went on to star in the big screen version of Grease in 1978 to basically cement his future. In spite of all the adulation, caused by Saturday Night Fever, John kept his feet firmly on the ground, stating : “I love being regarded as a sex symbol but I can’t take it too seriously.” He then went from all-singing, all-dancing to the mellower Urban Cowboy in 1980, starring with Debra Winger in a love-hate relationship, focused on country music. He was in Blow Out in 1981 but it was the hit comedy Look Who’s Talking in 1989, when he starred with Kirsty Alley and Bruce Willis (as the voice of baby Mikey), which showcased not only John’s light comedic touch but also his likeability. Writer Nora Ephron’s comic hit film Michael again took audience’s by surprise as John starred as an archangel with a taste for earthly pleasures. His laidback dance routine to Chains of Love created a magical movie moment – and showed how cool John Travolta still was! In 1994 - still super-cool but with a major move to the dark side - John took the role of a philosophical hit man in Quentin Tarentino’s iconic Pulp Fiction. He received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly-acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association – one of many awards during his career. In 1996, he played Chili Palmer in hit American gangster comedy Get Shorty, winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor award and later reprising the role in 2005’s Be Cool. But, in a complete switch from many of his previous films, in 1996 he played against type as the baddie in director John Woo’s topgrossing film Broken Arrow. He then continued this trend in action thriller Face/Off in 1997. His musical talents have always run alongside John’s successful film career with hits from Grease still international favourites. Some of them came from unpredictable places – like his role as Edna Turnblad in hit musical film Hairspray in 2007. His response to being offered the role was typically Travolta: “Gee, 32 years as a leading man – why me? What makes you think I’d be the perfect woman?” He was.

Other standout roles from his many films include action-thriller Ladder 49, The Punisher, The Forger and the stylish re-make of The Taking of Pelham 123 when he proved a standout villain. John was very happily married to film star Kelly Preston until her sad death from breast cancer in 2020. They had three children together: Benjamin, Ella Bleu and the late Jett who died at the age of 16 in 2009. John later described his death as “the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life. The truth is, I didn’t know if I was going to make it. Life was no longer interesting to me so it took a lot to get me better.” John and Kelly were both very involved in charity The John Travolta Foundation which raises money for children with educational needs. He’s also a qualified pilot and a strong advocate of Scientology. John always takes his acting roles very seriously: he lost 20 pounds for his part in Saturday Night Fever and gained 30 pounds to star in Primary Colours. In spite of all the awards and accolades across the film industry, John remains modest about his achievements. He stated:

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HOME | 50 PLUS MAGAZINE Whatever the reason, it’s not a decision to take lightly and involves real research - both to make that crucial move and to select just the right property for the next home. However, as consumer champions Which? rightly point out, there are some possible drawbacks that are worth bearing in mind. For a start, downsizers have to leave friends and neighbours behind which may mean leaving a strong support network. They also need to know if they can still enjoy their hobbies in a new area.

MOVING TO A MORE SUITABLE HOME DOWNSIZING your home can prompt one or two emotions: relief at leaving an unsuitable property and joy that you can move to something much more life-enhancing. Since lockdown and the enforced time spent in our homes with the opportunity to scrutinise our way of living, many people have decided to move house. And downsizing is the logical choice for many. This may be because they want a property that’s easier to manage because their current one is no longer convenient due to poor health, mobility difficulties or isolation and loneliness following a bereavement. It may be that their current home is simply too big – or too small – and they need a property that better reflects how they are now living their lives. A large home may now also be a very expensive one in the light of huge energy hikes and they’re looking to cut regular bills like council ta which is generally lower in smaller properties. Retired home-owners may see themselves as asset-rich but cashpoor, owning a property but living off a small, regular income like a pension. Downsizing may mean being able to raise money to supplement a pension, pay off a mortgage or a loan and even enjoy a new car or holidays. It may simply be, though, that people are just unhappy with their current property and want the chance to have their dream home with everything that this involves.

A smaller home may mean less storage and entertaining space, which means a cull of furniture and other possessions.

Lifestyle musts for the checklist for any new home and area include ensuring there’s good local transport nearby, whether family and friends can easily visit and if there are good shops, a library and cafes. Local amenities generally should be good and it’s worth checking for any major development plans or building work nearby which could impact your new lifestyle. Have the local council there got a good reputation for basic services like bin collections and are there reliable local GP surgeries and hospitals within a decent distance? Most downsizers choose to stay on the property ladder, although it may be that they are now considering buying a home in sheltered housing or in a retirement village. The latter provides a particularly popular solution for many people now, offering an independent lifestyle in a safe environment among people of a similar age. There may also be planned outings and entertainment on-site, all of which help foster a genuine community atmosphere. Many residential properties generally meet easy-access criteria with improvements like step-free access and ground-level access to a toilet or bathroom. Bungalows are particularly popular with downsizers with specific mobility problems or other health concerns as life on one level is usually much easier. Downsizing can be a very exciting time for many people because it offers an opportunity to buy new furniture and furnishings to fulfil their view of a dream home. 19


HOME | 50 PLUS MAGAZINE That comfortable monster of a sofa, for example, which seats four people but has definitely become a bit threadbare thanks to children’s and grandchildren’s ministrations, can now be replaced with something smaller, sleeker and more modern. Large sideboards and cupboards and even family-sized tables and chairs may not only now be unnecessary in a new, smaller property but can be replaced with pleasing contemporary lines. It’s possible to sell old furniture on ebay or other local sites or it may be preferable to just give them away to Free to Good Homes, which is on Facebook, or to your local Freecycle. Some of the larger charities also run free collection services for donated furniture. Try local branches of the British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk or homeless charity Emmaus at emmaus.org. uk.

Smaller windows in a new home won’t need large, heavy drapes so downsizing may provide the opportunity to buy the latest lightweight curtains or blinds. The same applies to the newest types of flooring – all of which may help with that important energy-saving. Of course, downsizing can’t be achieved without a realistic look at your home possessions and this can feel daunting. Experts suggest doing small amounts of sifting and sorting on a daily basis well in advance of your moving date – rather than exhaust yourself by doing one room all in one go. Ask yourself “Do I use it, love it or need it?” about every home item and if the answer is “no” then consider saying goodbye to it. For example, if you’ve not worn any item of clothing for more than a year, you probably don’t need it.

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Those looking to increase privacy around their homes or create a peaceful private oasis in their gardens might first look to fences or brick walls, but a lush green hedge will provide privacy and beauty.

Honeysuckle The evergreen variety is a must for year-round privacy. In particular, the shrubby honeysuckle is loved for its dense leaves, which must be trimmed regularly due to its speedy growth. The leaves produce flowers in the spring and berries in the autumn.

Experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk are providing a rundown of their top fast-growing hedges. Hedges are versatile to any front or back garden, providing a home for wildlife whilst blocking views. It is particularly popular with those who have large windows, homes on busy roads, or lots of other houses looking over their garden. Fast-growing hedges are particularly effective for homeowners to achieve their desired screening speedily. As efficient as hedges can be, if they are allowed to grow unpruned, they can cause issues. Homeowners should ensure hedges do not block views or light from any neighbour’s home, do not grow over into another garden and are not damaging the path or drive. Hedges can be planted year-round, as long as the ground is prepared correctly first. Ensure the ground is thoroughly weeded six weeks before planting and right before planting. A spokesman for GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk said: “Many of us value privacy in our homes. When it comes to houses that look onto busy roads, high-level pedestrian areas or homes with gardens that look onto other people’s houses, hedges are the most viable and affordable option above fencing or installing walls. “It is essential to plant the hedges and plenty of plant food. Homeowners should look into the specific requirements of

Privet With dense foliage and bright green colour, this formal looking hedge offers optimum privacy to those who require it. Privet is very fast-growing, mainly if plant food is used, and it will need pruning several times a year to look its best and is ideal for shaping. Cornus More commonly known as red twig dogwood, this shrub is sure to make an impact. These fast-growing hedges create a bank of bright red stems, which look just as good in winter as in spring. It is also easy to propagate and a very affordable way to build privacy around your home or garden. Bamboo Bamboo is surprisingly perfect for those looking for a plant to provide screening without inhabiting too much space. Variations called goldenly, or fountain bamboo, add the thick foliage needed for privacy whilst adding a lush and exciting texture to any garden landscaping. Lilacs Loved for their sweet smell and colourful flowers, lilacs are a beautiful addition to any garden. They can grow around two feet per year and require pruning to stop them from taking over the landscape. While providing privacy and comfort, they also brighten up and add life to homes. 23


GARDENING | 50 PLUS MAGAZINE “All sorts of plants and fruit and vegetables can be grown in small pouches affixed to the wall of your home or outbuilding and provided they are looked after with enough sunlight and water throughout the year, they can thrive as well as other plants at ground level.” Here are some top tips from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk for introducing a vertical pocket garden into your property.

Vertical pocket gardens are the must-have for 2022 What do you do if you can’t grow plants along the ground? Grow upwards! According to the experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk one of the outdoor trends for the new year will be for people to invest in vertical pocket gardens, to add extra colour and vibrancy to their homes. Whether you are squeezed for space outdoors or want to introduce something new and exciting, then a vertical pocket garden could be just for you. The first vertical gardens date back to 3000 BC with the growing of grape vines up walls in the Mediterranean, and they were taken a step further with different varieties of crops as the years progressed. They were particularly in fashion from the 1920s onwards and are currently trending in online searches today. A spokesman for GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk said: “If you have no more room in your garden for plants, or indeed have no room at all for plants on the ground, then considering a vertical pocket garden is a great idea.

• It is helpful to erect a sturdy wooden frame against the wall, which can be drilled into the concrete or brickwork with screws. This means that when the material pouches are fixed into place, they are slightly apart from the wall. • Do not rush installation and follow accompanying instructions carefully. Vertical pocket gardens not installed correctly can promote rot if put up hastily and without care, as they can otherwise hold moisture against the wall. • There are a wide variety of fruit and vegetable plants which can be grown in a vertical garden including carrots, broccoli, strawberries, peppers and potatoes. The list is endless. • Elsewhere, ferns are particularly popular for growing vertically up walls as they are humid resistant and adaptive to different environments. Vines, herbs and bromeliads (which have shallow roots and need little space) are other choices you can consider. • Vertical pocket gardens are easier to maintain than a regular garden. Working at eye level is easier than having to bend down and they are at less risk of damage from pests and disease as the plants are spaced apart in containers or pouches. • Consider introducing matting or rubber flooring immediately beneath the vertical pocket garden to help prevent dripping water from damaging the space below.

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MORE THAN JUST TIMBER Howarth Timber and Building Supplies are much more than just timber, they are a onestop-shop for everything you may need for a home, building, or gardening project. With more than 180 years experience, this family run business knows what it takes to provide the best service. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help, and have a product range that offers great value and top quality to both trade customers and the public. The Dewsbury branch of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has been a big part of the Howarth network of branches since the early days. It is an important location, not only because of its history with the group, but also because of its community feel and huge potential. The branch itself is housed in a tall and striking mill building, set close to the heart of the Kirklees town. For a long time, the Dewsbury branch has satisfied local customers, who have given excellent feedback about the results of its recent refurbishment. The project saw over £500k invested into refurbishing the shop, renovating the building itself, new external signage, new product displays, and more. The new shop is brighter and easy to navigate, with an improved layout allowing for a more extensive product range to be immediately available and ready to go. New product ranges include decorating, gardening, and a larger range of hand tools. The new, wider range of shop products are stocked alongside everyday

favourites including timber mouldings, screws, and sealants. Another new addition to the shop is an attractive door display, complete with 16 full size doors. The display allows you to get a true feel of the high quality and allow you to visualise what they will look like in your home. Dewsbury Howarth is a specialist external cladding branch. If you have any questions about the most suitable cladding for your building or structure, or would like advice on how to maintain your cladding, visit the team in branch for more info. In the shop there is a handy wall display showcasing different cladding styles for consideration. As well as all the exciting new additions to the branch, Dewsbury Howarth still has excellent stock of timber and other building materials. There is an on-site cutting service available to save you a job of cutting timber and sheet materials yourself. Orders can be made for collection or delivery direct to your home or job site, taking the work and worry out of transporting big and bulky items. Whether you’re looking for something simple such as screws or sealants, or something for a big project, for example the tools and materials for a new raised decking, then Howarth Timber & Building Supplies is the place for you.

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STEVE HOWARTH’S TEST DRIVE The new range consists of four models. The entry-level Nighteagle and slightly plusher Limited both come with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox and are powered by a conventional 129bhp 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. They cost £29,895 and £30,895 respectively. The Trailhawk (£39,895) and S are four-wheel-drive PHEVs with a 178bhp version of the same engine linked with an electric motor on the rear axle to make the full 237bhp put down through a six-speed automatic gearbox. Opting for a PHEV almost doubles the power and cuts CO2 emissions by around two-thirds to just 46g/km. Best of all, you get that 30 miles of electric-only range from the 11.4kWh battery plus a choice of driving modes: electric-only, hybrid and one that lets you to save charge for use in EV-only zones.

JEEP COMPASS PHEV AFTER a fabulous week in the Mojave desert as a guest of Jeep a few years ago I was left in no doubt as to the off road capability of their cars. So our latest test vehicle will, I know, cope with any terrain thrown at it but what is the 2022 Compass PHEV like to live with for a week? Well those awfully nice people at Jeep sent me a near rangetopping Trailhawk 4XE version which had a 1.3 turbo petrol engine and electric motor giving a combined 240bhp with plenty of performance (0 to 60 in 7.3 seconds) and a claimed combined mpg of over 141 miles per gallon.

Evidence of that all-terrain capability comes with standard equipment like Jeep’s Selec-Terrain system and off road suspension plus skid plates on the underside to protect vulnerable areas like the front suspension, fuel tank, transfer case and transmission. Other highlights include heated seats, digital instruments and a central 10” touchscreen plus Trailhawk badges and a bonnet decal to let everyone know just what you are driving. A week with the Compass showed it to be a capable vehicle with plenty of room for passengers and luggage – mind you the load space is a little more restricted than the non PHEV version as the batteries have to go somewhere. So if you want something a bit different than all those Land Rover and BMW SUVs we see on our roads then the Jeep is a real alternative which has an equally illustrious history and is rugged off road yet refined on the black stuff.

The 4x4 Compass can also do around 30 miles on electric only from a full charge which is easily possible on a standard domestic socket overnight meaning most people’s commute can be Co2 free. The plush all-new interior has lots of standard kit including adaptive cruise and sat-nav plus useful safety equipment like collision warning and avoidance systems. And it is a nice place to be too, mind you it needs to be as this car is competing in the UK’s biggest market sector (C-segment SUVs) which accounted 22 per cent of new car sales in 2021 and is predicted to win more like 26 per cent in 2022.

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SATURDAY 2ND JULY UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

Who will you lace up for? Our biggest fundraising event of the year is back for 2022! After almost three years away, we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s event is our best ever. Join us on Saturday 2nd July for a night to remember as we walk through the night in memory of those we love. More than just a fundraiser, The Kirkwood’s flagship event is something truly special. You’ll be walking with hundreds of other families and doing something

amazing to help The Kirkwood Support Life across Kirklees. This year’s Midnight Memory Walk is a circular six or 10 mile walk, setting off from and finishing at the University of Huddersfield. You can decide how far you’d like to walk on the night – it’s totally up to you. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment when you cross the finish line, knowing you have helped our dedicated nurses and doctors to provide the very best, compassionate care. So join us this Summer and help to turn the sleepy streets into a sea of colour for those we love!

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SUMMER RECIPES Cannellini Bean & Roast Pepper Salad with Ciabatta Croutons and Mary Berry’s Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette Meaty roast peppers, tender cannellini beans with crunchy ciabatta croutons and a drizzle of Mary Berry’s Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette will make a perfect salad to enjoy this summer.

Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 4

Ingredients: 1 ciabatta 1 tin of white cannellini beans Olive oil for cooking (drizzle) 1 Romaine lettuce 3 red peppers 4tbsp Mary Berry’s Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 red onion Finely chopped parsley Salt/ pepper (to taste)

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Preheat oven to 180˚C.Tear a ciabatta loaf into bite size pieces, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and crispy. Meanwhile cut the red peppers into chunks, drizzle with olive oil, season and place under the preheated grill for 10 minutes until softened and cooked. To the mixing bowl add the drained and rinsed cannellini beans, finely chopped parsley, romaine lettuce and roasted peppers, mix well. Transfer the salad to a serving plate, add croutons and drizzle with Mary Berry’s Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette. Enjoy! 30


Creamy Prawn, Avocado & Artichoke Rice with Mary Berry’s Classic Salad Dressing This easy, crunchy, healthy and flavour-packed creamy prawn, rice and chargrilled corn salad is absolutely delicious and can make a balanced lunch or dinner.

Prep time: 10 min Cooking time: 40 min Total: 50 min Serves: 4

Ingredients: 1/2 cup wild basmati rice 3 sweet corncobs 500g raw tiger prawns 1 large avocado 140g chargrilled artichokes in oil 4 tbsp Mary Berry’s Classic Salad Dressing 2 tbsp olive oil Salt/pepper

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Cook the rice in a saucepan of boiling water, stirring occasionally for 24 minutes or until tender. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain well. Meanwhile, preheat a barbecue or chargrill on medium-high. Barbecue the corn, turning often, for 15-20 minutes or until charred and tender. Use a sharp knife to remove the kernels. Cut avocado into chunks. On the preheated griddle cook large raw tiger prawns with some olive oil for 3 minutes until cooked. Transfer to the bowl. Add basmati rice, corn, sliced avocado and chargrilled artichokes. Toss to combine, season with salt/ pepper and transfer to the serving plate. Drizzle with Mary Berry’s Classic Salad Dressing and enjoy! 31


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BBQ Chicken Wings with Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing BBQ chicken wings are an awesome appetizer and can be enjoyed along with some creamy Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing. What a match!

Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 55 mins Total time: 1hr Serves: 6

Ingredients: 1kg chicken wings 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp honey 1 cup BBQ sauce 4 tbsp sesame seeds to sprinkle 100 ml Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing to serve Finely chopped spring onions to serve

Method: In a mixing bowl mix together chicken wings, olive oil, BBQ sauce and honey. Preheat oven to 200˚C and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Line up the chicken wings on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake wings for 30-35 mins until sticky and cooked throughout. Remove from the oven, brush with extra BBQ sauce, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve warm with some chopped spring onions and a bowl of Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing!

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Mango Eton Mess with Mary Berry’s Mango, Lime & Chilli Dressing This mango Eton mess is deliciously refreshing with a twist on a classic British dessert.

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Scrape the seeds from the split vanilla pod and fold into the cream.

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Halve the mango either side of the flat stone. Cut away the skin and thinly slice into small chunks. Next, fold the crushed meringue and Mary Berry’s Mango, Lime & Chilli Dressing into the whipped cream. Mix through very gently. Spoon meringue mixture into the serving glass then add some chopped mango, followed by another spoonful of meringue cream. Finely sprinkle some mango on top and one grated lime zest to serve. Enjoy! *Best served chilled

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Carrie is passionate about giving patients a positive experience and a natural looking, well-fitting product. “My aim is to make patients feel welcome from the moment that they walk through the door. Loose dentures and dentures that do not have the appearance of their original teeth are the concerns that I hear most frequently. I


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Peace of mind buying a Stairlift from a Stannah Authorised Dealer High Quality and Stylish Stairlifts that will stand the test of time Renowned Stannah high Quality and Reliability Affordable solutions for EVERY budget, New, Pre-owned and Rentals Fantastic customer feedback. Hundreds of satisfied customers. TRUSTIST Customer Rating of 5 out of 5. Full technical backup and spares support from Stannah In-house Stannah trained Technicians 24/7 peace of mind cover Friendly helpful staff, no high pressure Sales

Affordable Mobility, 40 York Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DL www.affordablemobility.co.uk www.stairlifts2u.co.uk


Affordable Funeral Service

Losing a loved one can be one of life's most upsetting and distressing times. We go out of our way to help ease the worries where funeral arrangements are concerned. Not only involved with losing a loved one is the emotional upset, but it can also be a time of financial worry and strain and we not only lend a sympathetic ear but also an affordable funeral service too. Or maybe you see not the need for an elaborate funeral and want only a simple, low key occasion without all the fuss.

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Serving all areas

Affordable without compromising on care. If we can help please call for an informal chat and advice

SPRINGHEAD Funeral Ser vice

Your Local Caring Independent Funeral Director

Direct Cremation - £1200

Direct cremation at a fixed price inclusive of necessary disbursements, cremation fee, doctor’s fees and an eco friendly coffin (no funeral service)

Low Fuss Funeral - £2150

Inclusive Funeral - £2600

• The payment of a cremation fee

• The payment of a cremation fee

• The payment of the Doctor's fees

• The payment of the Doctor's fees

• The payment of the Minister's / Celebrant fees

• The payment of the Minister’s / Celebrant fees

• The conveyance of your loved one into our Chapel of Rest

• The conveyance of your loved one into our Chapel of Rest

• The provision of an oak effect coffin with handles.

• The provision of an oak effect coffin with handles.

• The arranging and conducting of the funeral

• The arranging and conducting of the funeral

• The provision of the hearse and necessary staff on the day of the funeral

• The provision of the hearse and necessary staff on the day of the funeral

Bespoke Funeral - £2300 • All of the above plus.. • The viewing of your loved one at our traditional chapel of rest • The leaving from a home address on the day of the funeral before proceeding to the crematorium

• The viewing of your loved one at our traditional chapel of rest • The leaving from a home address on the day of the funeral before proceeding to the crematorium • Obituary in the local newspaper • Floral tribute to the value of £50 • One family limousine

ALL OTHER FUNERAL REQUIREMENTS UNDERTAKEN AFFORDABLY

Springhead Funeral Service Chapels of Rest 616 Wakefield Rd, Huddersfield, HD5 8PZ

Tel: 01484 534 488 7/9 Stainland Rd, Halifax (opposite Andy Thorntons)

Tel: 01422 327 382

Pre-paid Funerals

at today's prices guaranteed with Golden Leaves Funeral Plans Please call for an information pack or informal chat

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