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Amber Valley Voice Swanwick, Riddings and Leabrooks Edition

October 2010

Spookyshire Festival All the best local events on Page 4 Find a large #irework display - Page 22

Trick or Treat? The truth behind Halloween! - Page 16/17

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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice

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Hello and welcome to the second edition of Amber Valley Voice. Thank you for all the wonderful feedback that we have received and hopefully by making the improvement s that you suggested, we will continue to make each edition of your magazine better than the last. This edition highlights the Spookyshire Festival, organised by the Peak District and Derbyshire Tourist Board. This features a number of spooktacular events throughout the county, see Page 4 for more details. Also, if you have ever wondered about the origins of Halloween, why not take a look at our article on Page 16/17. Of course, we must remember, remember the 5th of November and to see some events to attend, see Page 22. We have also continued to highlight the Derbyshire County Councils Trusted Trader Scheme, accompanied by local Trusted Trader Companies who can help us all make those long awaited improvements to our homes and gardens. Other things to look out for include the recipe for Partridge Risotto on Page 14, which features the meat of the month, Partridge, which can be purchased from Owen Taylor Butchers. However, if you don’t feel like cooking, why not order a delicious takeaway from Wok This Way, we did and you can read our review on Page 7. Don’t forget to visit Serenity Therapy to take full advantage of the discount available exclusively to Amber Valley Voice readers, a perfect treat before the Christmas rush!

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Finally, if the winter weather is starting to get you Or E-mail me: down, why not book a break on www.holidayhawk.co.uk on pages 20/21 and prior ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk to getting into that bikini, get a couple of work outs booked in at Fizzio-Fit on page 5. In the meantime if there is something else happening in the area which you think should feature in the next magazine, please drop me a line. Until next month, happy reading!

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Matlock Bath Illuminations Don’t miss the fantastic parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent. Saturdays and Sundays (16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th & 30th October) Pre-book tickets at www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Spookyshire Festival This month there are literally dozens of Halloween themed thrills and frights available across Derbyshire. Why not get out and try a few, or are you too SCARED? Highlights include : Candle-lit Ghost Tours of Peak Cavern—’The Devils Arse’ on Fridays and Saturdays throughout October. • The Creepy Craftroom Crypt at Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, running from Monday 25th to Sunday 31st October. • Hells Hall of Fame ghost walk in Buxton, Friday 29th Oct to 2nd Nov. • Ghostly tales with In The Company of Ghosts at Haddon Hall on the 28th & 29th October. • Starlight Halloween at Crich Tramway Village on Sat 30th October. • A lantern lit voyage by katakanu with the Spooky Tour at Tittlesworth Water with Peak Pursuits Ltd on Sat 30th October. • Terror Tours at Pooles Cavern from Thurs 28th to Sun 31st October. • An all night ghost vigil with the Halloween Haunted Haus Investigation at The Haus on Sunday 31st October. • Spooky stories in the Park in the Dark at Ilam park on 31st October. • And possibly the highlight of the month… A ghost walk around Derby with Richard Felix from TV’s ‘Most Haunted’! •

This is just a taste of the fantastic Halloween themed events on this month. For more information see www.visitpeakdistrict.com/spookyshire

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October Events at Midland Railway

Halloween Fright Night Saturday 30th October Take the train to the museum and start a spooky night of fun! With the station all dressed up, it would be nice if all adults and kids dress up with it to get into the Halloween spirit. The evening starts at 5:30pm. Cost Adults £9 Children (under 16) Free

Fireworks Night Saturday 6th November Catch the 5:30pm train to the museum and after a good explore around the museum, pick a good spot ready for the <ireworks display starting at 7:30pm.

Wanted Volunteers required, vacancies in all areas. Enquire with Midland Railway for more information.

Cost Adults £9 Children (under 16) Free

FOR BOTH EVENINGS, ALL SHOPS AND BUFFETS ARE OPEN.

To ind out more visit: www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk or call the visitor information line on: 01773 570 140 Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


WOK THIS WAY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Takeaway Review

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This month my partner and I were made an offer that we could not refuse! It is fair to say that I love Chinese takeaways but if you are anything like me you probably go to the same takeaway every time, and probably always have the same dishes. However, this month, we were persuaded to break the mould and try something different and boy, was I glad that I did.!! We were given a variety of dishes to taste and this is how we found themâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś. BBQ Spare Ribs My partner ate all of these and found them simply fantastic, in fact, the best he has ever eaten! At most Chinese takeaways you get what are known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no meatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ribs, which means you end up chewing at the bone. But at Wok This Way they use the best, meatiest ribs and you can see in the picture how big and juicy they are. The BBQ sauce was rich, sticky, sweet and savoury, delicious! Crispy Shredded Beef is a personal favourite of mine and I was not disappointed. The strips of beef were beautifully cooked in a light tasty batter and as a connoisseur of this dish, in other takeaways and restaurants I had at times found it could be chewy and tough but at Wok This Way it was absolutely superb. A touch of chilli gave this dish a slight kick, which complements the beef perfectly. Chicken Satay Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never tried Chicken Satay before but I can see this is a dish I will order again and again. As with all the dishes it is the quality of the ingredients that shines through. The meal was 7illed with large succulent pieces of chicken which were cooked perfectly. The superb sauce has a distinctive peanut 7lavour and even my partner, who ordinarily dislikes peanuts, loved it!! I would de7initely recommend it. Special Fried Rice and Prawn Crackers To accompany the main courses we had the Special Fried Rice and prawn crackers. The rice is made with Wok This Wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special ingredient, which ensures the rice is cooked perfectly every time! As can be seen in the picture, the rice is loaded with plenty of Chinese roast pork, chicken, prawns and peas and is a meat eaters heaven! The prawn crackers were a special Vietnamese recipe and were bursting with 7lavourâ&#x20AC;Ś...yummy!

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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 Swanwick, Riddings and Leabrooks with a reliable resource to ind 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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Trusted Trader Scheme Derbyshire Trusted Trader was set up to help give local people con!idence in !inding traders they can trust and to boost local businesses. It aims to help combat rogue traders and door step crime, and to promote good standards of customer service and fair trading. It does this by supporting businesses that operate legally, fairly and honestly. Each Trusted Trader is checked out by Derbyshire County Councils trading standards team to make sure they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any company complaints or county court judgements against them. In addition, to make it on to the list each trader must be based in the County or do half their work in Derbyshire.. So by using a Trusted Trader you know you are supporting local businesses. If you want to check if a business is on the Trusted Traders scheme log onto the Derbyshire County Councils website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/trustedtrader or call 08456 058058. To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


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Help Promote Local Businesses We hope you use the local businesses you ind in this magazine . If you do, please let us know what a good job they have done. You can drop us a line at ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk or by give us a call on 01773 604178 or 07891 639 638. We would love to hear from you!

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What’s on in Derbyshire? A selection of some of the best cultural delights coming up in Derbyshire

Derby Theatre - Box Of3ice: 01332 255800, www.derbylive.co.uk Don’t Stop Believin’ Directed and Staged by Carole Todd. A tribute to Glee. Monday 18th - 23rd October, 7.30pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm. Tickets £13.50-£25.50.

Teechers Starring Zoe Lister, by BAFTA winner John Godber. Tuesday 26th - 30th October, 7.30pm, Weds & Sat Matinee 2:30pm. Tickets from £8.

Keeping up Appearances Starring Gareth Hale, Kim Hartman and Rachel Bell. Brand new play by the creator of the TV series, Roy Clarke. Monday 1st - 6th November, 7.30pm, Weds & Sat Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets from £8.

House of Ghosts - An Inspector Morse Mystery Starring Colin Baker and Directed by Robin Herford. Monday 8th - 13th November, 7.30pm, Weds & Sat Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets from £8.

Assembly Rooms, Derby—Box Of3ice 01332 255800 www. derbylive.co.uk Adrian Edmonson and the Bad Shepherds Punk songs on folk instruments—back by popular demand Thursday 21st October, 8pm, Darwin Suite. Tickets £15.

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord Brand new stand up show for 2010. Saturday 30th October, 8pm, Great Hall. Tickets £25.

Flawless Stars of Streetdance 3D and Britain’s Got Talent. Thursday 28th October, 8:30pm, Great Hall. £19.50. Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


What’s on in Derbyshire?

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A selection of some of the best cultural delights coming up in Derbyshire Buxton Opera House - Box Of3ice: 0845 127 2190, www.buxtonoperahouse.co.uk George’s Marvellous Medicine A brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book, presented by the Birmingham Stage Company. Tuesday 19th - 23rd October, various evening and Matinee shows. Tickets £13.

Peter Alliss For one night only, the golf legend comes to Buxton Opera House for an evening of sparkling reminisces. Saturday 23rd October, 8pm. Tickets £16, £18.

The Hollies In the UK for a one night only live performance at Buxton. Friday 29th October, 7.30pm. Tickets £23, £25.

The Nutcracker Presented by Moscow Ballet. Monday 8th November, 7.30pm. Tickets £19, £23, £27.

Special Event…. A - Z 2010 - Buxton’s Festival for Children and Teenagers. Monday 18th - 31st October. This festival runs over the half term week and has many different events running to cater for a variety of ages and interests. Some of the events are suitable for the whole family to enjoy, whereas others are suitable for teenagers and parents to take a well earned break from each other!! To Dind out more contact Buxton Opera House on 01298 72050 or look online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Meat of the Monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; October is Partridge

Partridge Risotto - Serves 4 Ingredients 2 partridge breasts and legs 250g Arborio rice 4 !inely chopped small shallots 2 tbsp olive Oil Salt and pepper

100ml white wine 25g butter 750ml chicken stock 50gms pecorino cheese 50gms baby spinach leaves

Method Skin and slice meat from partridge legs into 1cm pieces. Melt the butter into a large pan. Add the sliced leg meat and shallots and cook for 3-5 minutes or until shallots start to soften. Pour in the wine and boil until mostly reduced. Add the rice and stir until fully coated. Begin adding the chicken stock 50 ml at a time, stirring constantly only adding more when the last has evaporated. Continue until rice is tender but still has bite. To cook the partridge, heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the partridge breasts for around 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and slice. Apart from a few shavings, grate and add the Pecorino cheese to the risotto. When melted stir in the baby spinach leaves. Season to taste. Serve and top with the sliced partridge breasts and shavings of pecorino cheese.

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The REAL Story of Halloween... The name “Halloween” comes from the fact that the 31st of October is the Day before the Christian festival of ‘All Saints Day’, which is otherwise known as ‘All Hallows’. So the name Halloween, is simply a derivative of All Hallows evening BUT the real origins comes from the Celtic festival called ‘Samhain’. Ostensibly a harvest festival (hence the bobbing for apples) the name comes from the old Celtic word “Samfuin” which means ‘summer’ (sam) ‘end’ (fuin). There is however a darker side to this festival than most traditional harvest festivals. The Celts believed the festival marked the end of the lighter period of the year and the beginning of darker times. They believed that at this time the border between our world and the world of the dead becomes thin allowing dead spirits trapped in our world to cross over but also allowing evil spirits into our world!

All Souls Day and the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ Samhain was traditionally a longer festival lasting two or three days , beginning on the 31st of October and ending on the 1st or 2nd of November. In the Christian calendar the 2nd of November is All Souls Day. Although this is mostly a Catholic celebration when prayers are offered for departed souls. Fascinatingly and in a remarkable act of symmetry, which can’t help but make you feel just a little uneasy, in Mexico the 2nd of November is the ‘Day of the Dead’. Although this sounds like a 1970’s B-movie it is actually a lot more interesting than that. In a celebration, which dates back to the ancient Inca civilisations and festivities dedicated to a god known as the ‘Lady of the Dead’, modern Mexicans offer prayers for friends and family who have died.

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Traditions and Rituals Like with most of the quirky traditions you see with any major festival the origins can be traced back to an ancient practice or ritual - and Halloween is no exception!

Costumes Children (and secretly adults) love getting dressed up on Halloween, but the reason behind the sheet wearing and face painting is believed to have derived from the ancient practice of wearing costumes and masks to imitate the dead and the evil spirits in order to hide from them or placate them.

Trick or Treating came out of the practice of “Souling”. Where “Soulers” (normally children) would travel from house to house and in exchange for singing and offering a prayer for the dead they would be given a Soul Cake. The Soul Cakes were small round and made with raisins, currents and sweet spices and was often marked with a cross.

For more thrills and frights see page 4 for a list of Halloween events in Derbyshire...

So why the pumpkin? Well traditionally it wasn’t pumpkins that were used but instead people hollowed out turnips, carved them with faces and put a candle in the middle to ward off evil spirits! So in answer to the question, when the tradition moved to America, pumpkins were more readily available and easier to carve!!

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18 Editors Choice This month I have enjoyed such a special treat, I couldn’t wait to tell everyone about it! I have never tried reflexology before and I have never been particularly keen on having my feet touched. However, the second I walked into Serenity Therapy and met Dawn Barker, I felt instantly at ease. Dawn works from home and has a really professional treatment room that is instantly calming to walk into. I hopped on the treatment bed and Dawn gently massaged and relaxed my feet (and me)! As she began the reflexology treatment, she explained how she works the reflex points on my feet to detect imbalances in energy zones and how every part of my foot was related to a part of the body and although every experience can be different, Dawn was able to pinpoint every problem, ache, concern in my body simply by massaging the relevant part of my foot. I couldn’t believe how accurate she was!! When the treatment had finished, I felt like I was walking on air and when Dawn followed up the treatment with a courtesy call the next day, which she does for all her clients, I told her how good I felt and that everything we had discussed had either felt much better or had been correctly identified. I will definitely be going back and I can’t recommend Dawn highly enough!

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Therapies available:Reflexology (Professionally trained at the official Reflexology body) Reiki (Master / Teacher) Indian Head Massage Thermal Auricular Therapy Reiki workshops available Pamper parties (10—12 people) For all enquiries, call Dawn on 01773 604497 www.serenitytherapy.org.uk

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www.holidayhawk.co.uk is a brand new holiday website which offers you internet prices alongside the personal service on tailor-made travel breaks, traditional package holidays and lights to destinations around the world. As we are part of Explorer Travel, you can be sure your trip is in safe hands as all our holidays are ABTA bonded Build Your Own It’s your special break so why not have it exactly the way you want it. Holiday Hawk lets you tailor make your own holiday, selecting the Dlights, hotel, transfers, car hire, airport car parking and insurance to suit you. What’s more you can save considerably on pre packaged deals . Package Holidays Holiday Hawk offers a vast range of package holidays from all the major suppliers allowing you to Dind the best deal without having to trawl through each of the companies websites separately. And, because we are independent we can offer prices and discounts you cannot Dind on the high street.

How to !ind us: Simply type www.holidayhawk.co. uk into the address bar of your home page. Why not save us as a favourite for easy access in the future.

Flights If it’s just a Dlight you’re after we can cater for that too. We have Dlights to destinations all over the world on the website but if there is anything you can’t Dind just give us a call. Are you after something different? Because this is your special holiday you might be looking for something a bit different . As Holiday Hawk is part of Explorer Travel we are able to offer a personal service, much like a travel agent. simply use the quick quote form on the website or call 07971 644 152 and let us see if we can make your holiday dreams come true. Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


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On the Holiday Hawk website in addition to a number of search options you will !ind some of the very best deals we have found available at that time. Just to give you a taste, here are some of the deals on the website now! 7 nights Self Catering at the 4* 7 nights Self Catering at the 4* Anemi Hotel Apartments in Paphos Papadakis Villas in Hersonissos, Cyprus, on 10/11/2010 from ÂŁ324 Crete on 05/04/2011 from ÂŁ229 pp* pp*

Accommodation Situated between Hersonissos and Koutouloufari set on a hillside this small family run establishment with fantastic views and scenery has lots of charm. Only 100 metres from a selection of local bars restaurants and shops and 350 metres from the centre of Hersonissos. The beach is only 400 metres away. Flights Out 6:45 5th Apr 2011 Manchester (MAN) arrive 22:05 Crete (HER) Return: 22:45 Tues 12th Apr 2011 Crete (HER), arrive at 00:55 Manchester (MAN)

Accommodation This hotel is a joy to be in; comfortable, contemporary. Located in the centre of Paphos Town, 300 metres from the wonderful harbour area and just 150 metres from the sandy beach. A great complex for couples with lots of modern facilities. There is a World Heritage site within 10 minutes walk containing the Nea Paphos Mosaics, reportedly the most beautiful in the world . Flights Out: 11:00 10th Nov 2010 East Midlands arrive 17:35 Paphos (PFO) Return: 18:50 17th Nov 2010 Paphos - Cyprus, arrive at 21:40 East Midlands (EMA)

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Markeaton Park—Derby Sunday 7th November Bon!ire Lighting at 5:45pm Fireworks Display at 6pm Funfair 2pm - 9pm Free entry Car parking at Derby University Kedleston for £5

Alton Towers Friday 5th November to Sunday 7th November. Fireworks begin at 7pm. A variety of tickets are available . More information available at: www.altontowers.com/events/ !ireworks-event

Chatsworth House Saturday 6th November Bon!ire lighting at 7:15pm Fireworks display starts at 8pm Entertainment includes circus entertainers and Pan!ire steel band Tickets Adult £12 Child £6.50

Midland Railway Saturday 6th November Train runs between 5:30pm and 7:15pm. Fireworks begin at 7:30pm Tickets Adults £9, children FREE

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23 Gleam - Festival of Light 12th - 20th November This festival will start on Friday 12th at 6:30pm with a major light performance on Derbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market Place. The opening weekend will feature a light trail in the cathedral quarter, which will use lanterns to illuminate the historic buildings and include projections, light sculptures and a light garden. On the 19th November, a lantern parade made up of school and community groups will light the way from Arboretum Park to the City Centre. Finally, the event will close on the 20th November with the switching on of the Christmas lights.

OCTOBER EXHIBITORS AT LEABROOKS GALLERY Gillian Woolly-Swift makes a welcome return to Leabrooks Gallery at the beginning of October; she will be exhibiting a completely new range of work which, none the less, pays tribute to a range of familiar subjects. Her canvases, on which she uses chiefly acrylic, demonstrate her technical accomplishment, her keen sense of mood and colour and her appreciation of natural forms. Collectors and those new to her work will find much to admire in this important new exhibition! Look out too for the work of wood sculptor, Royston Crisp, and weekend demonstrations by popular jeweller, Jo Walters, who works with semi-precious stones. As always, there is plenty to see here: sculpture, pottery, cards and jewellery as well as paintings. is fast approaching!

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Community Info Your Local MP Nigel Mills (Conservative) Local OfDice Number: 01773 744341 House of Commons Telephone Number 020 219 7233 Email nigel.mills.mp@parliament.uk

Upcoming Surgeries: 5pm - 7pm, Friday 15th October at Peveril House Adult Community Centre , Mill Lane, Codner. 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Friday 29th October at Horsely Village Hall, Church Street, Horsley.

Your Local Borough Councillors Swanwick Steve Hayes

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Allen King

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Gardeners Calendar - October Spring Bulbs If you want to give yourself something to look forward to next year the end of October is the perfect time to start planting your spring bulbs Rhubarb If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a fan of rhubarb, now is the time to plant your sets ready for next spring. Lawns It is probably your last chance to give them a trim so get out there while you can. Before the real frosts begin there is probably enough time to start sowing lawn seed for next year.

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Book Review - Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson, author of Case Histories, is probably best known for When Will There Be Good News – a Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year – and her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which won her the Whitbread Book of the Year prize. With that kind of pedigree, it’s a fair bet that you’re in for a good read, but with Case Histories, you also get an unusual, exuberant, often moving and sometimes laugh-out-loud experience. The story focuses around a series of three mysteries – the case histories of the title - which are being investigated by off-beat private detective Jackson Brodie, a man whose life is gently falling apart around him. As he starts to unravel the cases he realises that their apparent randomness hold strange and dark connections and entanglements which draw the reader deeper and deeper. This may sound like a detective novel; but it’s far more complex. The characters and plot have real depth, life and emotion. It’s got more twists and shocks than an “ordinary” novel, it’s intelligent and gripping and the author’s wicked sense of humour beautifully skewers some of life’s absurdities. According to famous American thriller-writer Stephen King this is “Not just the best novel I read this year, but the best mystery of the decade.” – Is he right? The only way to find out is to read it for yourself....

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DVD Review â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Prince of Persia

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This !ilm has everything you would expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer productionâ&#x20AC;Ś...explosions, drama, a straight forward plot and extremely entertaining! Despite the 12 certi!icate, this !ilm is fun for all the family as you would expect from a Disney Film. In case you have not played the game, this is about the story of a young orphan boy who was plucked from the streets by a benevolent King and was made a Prince (Jake Gyllenhaal). Many years later after an epic battle, this Prince discovers that he was betrayed and he teams up with the dethroned Princess (Gemma Arterton) to protect the magical dagger, save the empire, the world and right the wrongs of the betrayer!

Selected DVD releases

Selected Cinema releases

18th October The Haunting (18) - Ana Torrent

15th October The Social Network (12A) - Jessie Eisenberg

22nd October Soul Men (15) - Samuel L Jackson

22nd October Legend of the Guardian (TBA) - Helen Mirren

25th October Iron Man 2 (12) - Robert Downey Jnr

5th November MegaMind (TBA) - Will Ferrell

15th November How to Train Your Dragon (U) - Gerard Butler

19th November Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (TBA)- Daniel Radcliffe

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Do you have something to shout about??? Are you a local sports club with results to tell the community about or looking for new recruits? Are you running a community event that needs promoting or are you raising money for charity? Are you a community leader that needs to liaise with the wider community? Call Emily at Amber Valley Voice on: 01773 604178 / 07891 639638 ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk

Alfreton Library

Somercotes Library

Severn Square, Alfreton, DE55 7BQ

Somerlea Park Junior School, DE55 4JE

Opening Hours:Monday: 9am to 7pm Tuesday 9am to 5pm Wednesday 9am to 5pm Thursday 9am to 7pm Friday 9am to 7pm Saturday 9am to 4 pm Tel: 01773 833199 Fax: 01773 521020 email: alfreton.library@derbyshire. gov.uk.

Opening Hours:Monday: 2pm to 7pm Tuesday closed Wednesday closed Thursday 10am to 1pm & 2 pm to 7 pm Friday 10am to 1pm & 2 pm to 5 pm Saturday 9:30am to 1 pm Tel: 01773 833199 Fax: 01773 521020 email: alfreton.library@derbyshire. gov.uk.

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Index of advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your magazine...

Acupuncture Susan Nelson-Sheldon

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Painter/Decorator John Peach Decorator

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Art Gallery Leabrooks Gallery

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Pavers/Surfaces Joe Brown contractors

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Builder R H Building services

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Plumbing & Heating Actfast

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Butchers Owen Taylor Ltd

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Roofing ST Roofing

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Complementary Therapy Serenity Therapy 18

Takeaway Wok This Way

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Electrician MKS Electrical & Alarms 10

Tiler Ronfix

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Events Spookyshire Midland Railway What’s on in Derbyshire Bonfire Night Displays

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Travel www.HolidayHawk.co.uk 20/21

Fitness Fizzio-Fit

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Hair & Beauticians Peaches

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Landscape Gardener Scenic Landscapes

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Libraries

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Local Councillors

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Local MP

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Window Cleaners Capewell

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Amber Valley Voice October 2011