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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice Happy New Year to all the Amber Valley Voice readers and advertisers, I hope everyone had a fabulous Don’t forget to Christmas. For me, the weather didn’t do much to make mention the Voice it feel Christmassy but I’m assured that the cold snap is when you use any of coming soon….if ever there was a case where the the companies in this saying ‘better late than never’ is inappropriate, this Magazine would be it. I don’t want a cold snap now, I wanted it a month ago but alas, the weather is the weather and we just have to accept it. As the woman in the petrol station said to me the other week ‘ well, we just don’t have seasons anymore, so that’s the end of that’.

Here at Amber Valley HQ (South Normanton High Street!) we have many changes coming in 2013 and the first one being a new addition to the team. Carla is working for Amber Valley Voice on a part time basis and has already had a massive impact. She is learning quickly about all parts of the business and can currently be contacted about anything to do with the magazine. We’ll keep you up to date as more developments happen! I would like to bring your attention to some of our new advertisers who have some brilliant offers. If you are fancying a change in the home department, you could get a new bathroom and Kitchen from Kitco (pg 24) with a voucher for free fitting and then get all your tiles from Tile Town (pg 5) which is offering 20% off. There are many more vouchers throughout the mag, so look out for the ‘reader offer’ bubble on the applicable adverts.

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Wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2013.

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Local Businesses You Can Trust As well as being a vital guide to what is happening in your community the Amber Valley Voice has been set up to provide the people of Alfreton and Broadmeadows with a reliable resource to find a reputable local company they can use when they need one. To achieve this we are working with a number of local business that either we have used ourselves or have come recommended from others. A good number of these are part of Derbyshire County Councils Trusted Trader scheme.

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Wedding Fayre at Alfreton Leisure Centre

A chance to meet some of the best local wedding suppliers including bridal and grooms wear, photographers, florists, transport, decorations and much more‌ There is also a free goody bag for brides to be.! Sunday 3rd February 2013. 11am to 4pm. Free entry and free parking For further details phone Pat Shaw on 01246 556898 or email info@asparty.co.uk

Upcoming walk with Alfreton and District Rambling Club We walk on alternate Sundays and meet in the car park near Alfreton Library. Bring a drink and packed lunch. Suitable footwear and clothing required. New faces made welcome. There is an upcoming 6 mile walk in Meden vale or Crich on 3rd Feb. For more info call 01773 835437

British Heart Foundation Volunteer Fundraising Branch Info Evening

A new fundraising branch of the BHF is being launched to cover the Alfreton and Ripley areas. They are looking for enthusiastic people to help organise local events whilst making new friends at the same time. The Boot and Slipper, The Green, Swanwick. Monday 4th Feb from 7pm to 9pm. For more details call Pat or Mike on 01773 609942 or email churnsude@btinternet.com

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MKS Electrical & Alarms

Family Run Business Friendly and Reliable Part P Registered Derbyshire Trusted Trader Rewires & Landlord Reports Electrical Safety Certificates Alarms, Lighting & Sockets All Electrical Work Undertaken P.A.T Testing CCTV Call Mick - 01773 600 419 Mobile - 0753 0167 606 sales@mkselectrical.co.uk www.mkselectrical.co.uk

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6 Leabrooks Gallery Valentines day

All aspects of the Saint’s influence are being celebrated at the Fair: there are tokens of love, (jewellery, handbags, stunning stained glass and images on wood, paintings and throws and more), beautiful paintings of flora and fauna for the bee keepers and a wide selection of Aloe Vera products Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February. Free entry. For more details, call Carol on 01773 602961 or email carol-barton-jones@lineone.net

Sight Support Fundraising Events

Sight Support is the only Charity in Derbyshire to support blind and visually impaired children. There are a number of events coming up including a Wild Warrior 5k or 10k assault course., an abseil from Millers Dale bridge and the Derby 10k. To find out more contact Debbie on 01332 287008 or visit www.sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

Farmers Markets in the Area

Ripley Market Place - 1st Saturday of the month, 9am to 3pm Matlock, Imperial Rooms - 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am to 1pm Belper Market Place - 2nd Saturday of the month, 8:30 am to 1pm Derby Market Place- 3rd Thursday of the month, 9am to 3pm

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Your Tax Questions Answered

Q. If I purchase a Land Rover Defender for use in my partnership business can I reclaim the VAT paid on the purchase? I will use the Land Rover 75% for business and 25% for private journeys. A. You first need to check that the specific model of Land Rover Defender is regarded as a commercial vehicle for VAT purposes by HMRC. You can do this by ringing the VAT helpline on 0800 010 9000. If HMRC agrees the Defender is a commercial vehicle, you can reclaim 75% of the VAT paid on the purchase, on the basis that it will be used for business purposes for 75% of its useful life. You should keep accurate mileage records of all your business journeys so you have evidence of the business use of the vehicle, in case HMRC ask you to prove the business use percentage. If the percentage of business use of the vehicle changes you may have to make an adjustment to your VAT return. Q. The Christmas feasting has taken its toll on the waistlines of everyone in our company. Can I give the workforce a boost by having the company pay for gym membership for me and all my staff? A. A company may provide sports or recreational facilities for its workforce, but unless those facilities are used mainly by current and former employees with exclusion of the general public, there will be a benefit in kind tax charge for the employees and the company. A membership for a gym open to any paying member from the general public would be taxed as a benefit for employees, the taxable value being the cost to the company of providing that membership. Q. My business has started exporting goods. I've heard I need an EORI number. What is it, and how do I get one? A. The Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) scheme started on 1 July 2009 and replaced the previous TURN system. The EORI provides a unique number for a business to quote to any Customs authority in the EU, for example when the business needs to make a customs declaration when goods arrive or depart from the EU. If your business had a number under TURN, it should automatically have been issued with an EORI number. If your business is VAT registered in the UK you need to complete form C220 to obtain an EORI number, if you are not VAT registered the form to complete is C220A. These application forms can be sent by email to turn@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk 8 If you have a tax question contact James Boler at Smith Craven Chartered Accountants


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N&K Calling all local businesses to a Business Networking Forum for Breakfast.

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12 This month we go a little further afield to Underwood to bring you a good walk for the wet, muddy weather we’ve been having recently. The walk follows a series of reasonably well surfaced paths but it may be a little muddy so a good pair of boots always come in handy. Thanks to Sara and Gary (and Harvey and Lola) from Above Parr for showing us this walk. if you have a favourite walk of your own why not share it with us by email at info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk or by calling Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638. 4Mile Circular Walk around the countryside near Underwood (near J27) A lovely walk for you and your dog that offers good paths and great views. The route will take under 2 hours It is a fairly even walk but the terrain can be slippery and a touch muddy so a good pair of boots or wellies may be handy 1. The walk begins on Felley Mill Lane North, which can be accessed from the A608 (Mansfield Road) near Underwood and Junction 27 of the M1. At the bottom of the road there is limited parking but there more opportunities to park further up the road. 2. Begin by walking through a green gate located at the bottom of Felley Mill Lane North and carryon down the bridleway. 3. After a short while you come to a more open area and the Path either branches off to the left or right. Follow the path on the left. Carry on along this path, up a small hill and through a small wooded area. Reader 4. Keep to the path, through a white gate. Offer It may be worth putting you dog on the lead here as you walk past the farm buildings on your right as there are hens and ducks, which some dogs like to chase. 5. Soon after passing the farms you will arrive at a bridge over the M1. It may be worth keeping your dogs on the lead until you have safely crossed this. 6. Carry on along the track until you with every purchase of come to a turn on the right, which is Millers Complete Dog Food shortly after an old gate and has a with this coupon large hedge row on the corner. Take this turn. 7. Walk along this road, with the large hedgerow on your left, you will pass some buildings on your left and open fields on your right.

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8. Cross a horse stile by a metal gate and carry on along the track with the wood on your right. After a short while the path enters the wood and goes downhill. At the bottom of the hill you will come to a T– junction. Turn right. 9. Continue along the path as it enters a tunnel under the M1. Shortly after the tunnel there the path will branch left or right. keep to the right. 10. Emerge from woods through a gate and continue along the track with the woods on your left and open fields on your right. 11. Keep to the main path as it bends to the right, away from the woods. Carry on down the hill as it enters a wooded area and brings you back to the open area in point 3. Retrace your steps back up towards Felley Mill Lane North. This walk is for illustrative purposes only. The Amber Valley Voice takes no responsibility for anyone who chooses to follow this route and encourages all walkers to obey all byelaws and signs and to respect the area they are walking in, ensuring they pick up all dog mess and obey the countryside code at all times.

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14th January Lawless (18) - Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Tom Hardy, Shia Lebeouf

11th January Les Miserables (12A) - Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway

21st January 360 (15) - Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Phillip Baker-Hall

Gangster Squad (15) - Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin

28th January Looper (15) - Bruce Willis, Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt 4th February Ice Age 4 (U) - Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo 11th February Madagascar 3 (PG) - Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith

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18th January Django Unchained (18) - Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington 25th January Lincoln (12A) - Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee-Jones Zero Dark Thirty (15) - Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez 1st February Movie 43 (TBC) - Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslett, Uma Thurman

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PC Sharon Evans, PCSO Simon Childs, PCSO Tracey Barks and PCSO Paul Hubber are your local officers for Alfreton Town Centre. We are led by Sgt. Stacey Hamlett and our team is dedicated to targeting community concerns, keeping the area safe and reducing anti-social behaviour. We are now well into 2013, and we would like to take the opportunity in this edition of Amber Valley Voice to wish all of our residents a safe and happy New Year. Hopefully Father Christmas will have been very kind and we will now be enjoying our gifts, from laptops to tablets, cameras to mobile phones, sat-navs to music players or perhaps a new bicycle. These items would all be expensive to replace, and may even have sentimental value, so have you thought about keeping them secure? We would encourage residents to security mark their property using a forensically coded fluid such as SmartWater or Selecta DNA and to register them with a secure database such as Immobilise (www.immobilise.com). This can help police trace your valuables back to you should they be stolen and recovered. Even marking them with your postcode with a UV pen could help officers, but also will go a long way to deterring an opportunist thief from stealing your property. We would also ask that you never leave your valuables on show, don’t leave them on view at home from the outside and if you take them in the car always make sure you take them with you. Following these points can really help you reduce the risk of having your belongings stolen by an opportunist thief. If you would like any more crime prevention advice, you can contact us by calling 101, the nonemergency number for Derbyshire police, email alfreton.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or visit www.derbyshire.police.uk for more information.

KLEEFORD COIN AUCTIONS Regular monthly sales of Coins, Medals, Bank Notes, Tokens, Small gold and Silver items

Do you have unwanted coins, banknotes or medals in a box at home? Call me for a free professional and without obligation valuation. Now online at:

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So Christmas is over and you ate too much, drunk too much, and now feeling vaguely motivated to do something about it before the Christmas over-indulgence flab becomes a permanent feature. Your New Year resolution is to start running, because that is a quick way to lose weight…….Or – you don’t fall into that category and you have started your marathon training and just wondering how you will ever get there – injury free! The Golden Rule for both groups is avoid ‘too much too soon’ and don’t be tempted to say “I feel great, I’ll do a bit more…” . There are numerous Marathon Plans and advice on the internet (marathon-rookie.com is good) but many plans build up too quickly and don’t take some of the basics into consideration: (check with your GP if you are particularly unfit or have medical issues) Invest in good running shoes – you may need another pair already if you have exceeded 400 miles in your marathon training. Get specialist advice so the shoe fits your foot-type and running style. You are what you eat…and drink - to become a good running machine you need the right fuel – 60% complex carbs, 10% protein and 25% unsaturated fats is a good start and drink enough that your urine is pale yellow – too much caffeine will make this more of a challenge! -Plan rest days –almost every other day (if later, you begin to feel sore, ice, rest and consider a sports massage, osteopathy or physiotherapy) Only now should you be starting to run As a beginner start with 20 mins walking, 4 times a week on week 1, building up to 35 mins walk/run at week 6. Start ‘running only’ at week 7 for 20 mins each session and by week 10 you can be running 35-40 mins. If training for a marathon, you need to build

slowly up to 20 miles until 3 weeks before your event, then taper it down. Consider the surface you are running on – tarmac will give more impact and increase the chance of shin-splints but uneven ground off-road can also challenge joints and muscles. Treadmills are useful but usually easier. Stretching – Why would you nurture your muscles, then starve them of nutrients? Stretching enhances muscle pliability, allowing good blood flow (bringing nutrients into muscle fibres and removing toxic waste products). Pliable muscles act as effective shock-absorbers reducing injury and more joint freedom which can enhance your running style. Each muscle needs at least 20 seconds of stretch post exercise, ensuring it is being done correctly as different postures can alter the target muscles. And if you become injured… Take it seriously, ice, rest and get professional help early from a Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or experienced Sports Massage Therapist as the longer you leave it, the harder it is to treat and the less likely you are to achieve your goal. For more info go to :

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Assembly Rooms, Derby - Box Office 01332 255800 www. derbylive.co.uk Save The Last Dance For Me

Dreamboats and Petticoats meets Dirty Dancing in an all new Rock and Roll Musical. A nostalgic feel good journey that will transport you back to music’s golden era. Monday 4th - Saturday 9th February, at 7.30pm. Matinee (Wed 6th & Sat 9th) at 2.30pm Tickets £23-31 (online) concessions available

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield - Box Office: 01246 345222 www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk Shock

When guests gather for Maggies birthday the celebrations take a sinister turn. A superb new thriller written by Brian Clemens OBE, screenwriter of The Avengers and The Professionals. Tuesday 29th January to Saturday 2nd February. 7.30pm (evening) 3pm (Saturday matinee) Tickets - £15-£16 (concessions and group tickets available)

Buxton Opera House - Box Office: 0845 127 2190, www.buxtonoperahouse.co.uk Chinese State Theatre—Yin Yang

The sensational and acclaimed circus comes to town. 2000 years of tradition explode on stage in a 2 hour extravaganza. Featuring acrobats, martial artists, live musicians and as the first UK appearance of Shaolin Master ‘The One’. A fantastic show for all the family. Friday 1st Feb – Sunday 3rd Feb at 7.30pm. Matinee on Saturday 2nd Feb at 2.30pm Tickets £20 - £26 (evening), £18 – £24 (matinee), concessions and group bookings available

Derby Theatre - Box Office 01332 593939, www.derbytheatre.co.uk A Murder is Announced

Ian Dickens productions presents one of Agatha Christies best mysteries. An advert in the local gazette reads “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29 th at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm.”. The Village is agog and duly a crowd gathers at the time and place when without warning the lights go out. 29th Jan - 2nd Feb at 7.30pm, matinees (Wed 30th & Sat 2nd) at 2.30pm Tickets £12 - £23. (Concessions available)

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DVD Review - Total Recall (15) There seem to be a lot of remakes about these days. It could be because the film industry is looking for ‘safe bets’ in economically challenging times or it could be that they are lacking the imagination to make any new stories. Choose your poison because either way I think we may continue to see more in the future. The problem with remakes is that they never take a badly made film based on a good story (such as The Golden Compass) and remake the film it should have been. Instead they take a ‘classic’, which inevitably leads to ‘it will never be as good as the original’ comparisons. This distorts reality a bit, as with the original Total Recall, whilst it was a great film in terms of vision and plot, there is no denying the numerous flaws in the bad acting and creaky script. When the remake is compared to its predecessor we tend to

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forget these failings as we look back with nostalgia and judge harshly all the faults we find with the new film. If it wasn’t a remake the latest version of Total Recall would be a very good Sci-fi film. The action is fast, cohesive and engrossing. The plot keeps you guessing and moves at pace, the visual effects are great and bring to life a vivid vision of a dystopian future. Colin Farrell does a decent job as the protagonist Douglas Quaid/Carl Hauser and Kate Beckinsale is as good as ever. But having said all this I prefer the original. Maybe it’s because I’m a child of the eighties? Maybe the original plot was better? Maybe Schwarzenegger is a better actor than Farrell?!? I cannot be sure as my judgement is coloured by longing for Mars and mutants and exploding heads. It seems that ultimately I was doomed to be disappointed in this film but it does not mean it isn’t worth watching so watch it and make your own mind up, however the next remake I’m going to see, you can bet the original will be a Golden Raspberry winner.

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Calling all you history fans with a sense of humour! 'Kings of the Cloth of Gold' - a brand new witty, family comedy costume drama - is playing in Alfreton for one night only on 2nd February 2013 at 7pm at Alfreton Grange Arts College. The year is 1520. Henry VIII of England meets Frances I of France at the most magnificent tournament ever held: the 'Field of Cloth of Gold', so-called because many pavilions were made of extravagant gold cloth. The 10 day tournament was a face-off of epic proportions; an attempt to outdo one another in displays of wealth, wit, feasting and sporting prowess.

Each king is proud, intelligent, and the epitome of chivalry but who will eventually win this battle of vanity? With Emanuel Brierley as King Frances I and Dominic Goodwin as King Henry VIII, this sparkling new comedy from Angus & Ross small touring theatre company based in north Yorkshire, reunites two actors whose humour and onstage chemistry has gained standing ovations across the national touring circuit. Live & Local helps a network of over 130 village halls and community venues in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire area to choose and promote professional entertainment. Alfreton Business Club have been instrumental in supporting and facilitating this production in our local area. Tickets are available from Alfreton Grange Arts College 01773 832331. Full price - £8, under 16 or over 65 - £6. Or email info@alfretonbusinessclub.co.uk

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Gardeners Calendar - January

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