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Amber Valley Voice Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks & Somercotes Edition October 2011

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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice

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Welcome to the October Edition of the Amber Valley Voice. Despite the recent heat wave the onset of Autumn is upon us. This is one of my favourite times of the year. I love the colours in the trees and the fun and games to be had at events such as Halloween and Bon"ire Night. As usual there is lots to do in the local area so if your looking for a way to get involved then check out the Things To Do on pages 6 & 7 for some ideas. The recent news around the potential housing developments in Swanwick has caused some controversy in recent weeks. I would like to applaud those who have given up their time to stand by the courage of their convictions and set up a petition against this. If you would like to know more there are some details on page 18. I’m really happy to say there are plenty of other community contributions to the magazine this month. We have received updates on the local priorities from our Riddings and Ironville Safer Neighbourhood team on page 23 and there are some details on the Jessop Medical Practice Patient Participation Group on page 29. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning advertisers. I am happy to let you all know that after the success we have had with this magazine over the last year we will be launching an Alfreton and Broadmeadows edition of the Amber Valley Voice at the start of December, we only hope it is as well received as the Swanwick, Riddings and Leabrooks edition!

Happy Reading! Emily

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Printed by Warwick Printing Company Limited and distributed to 3,500 homes in Riddings, Leabrooks, Swanwick and Somercotes. Disclaimer: No responsibility is accepted by Amber Valley Voice for claims, errors or omissions made in advertisements appearing in this issue. All advertisers are accepted in good faith and we are not responsible for views expressed by contributor or other sources. Reproduction of the contents of this magazine is not permitted without the prior consent of the publisher.

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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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Local Businesses You Can Trust

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At the Amber Valley Voice we believe in supporting local businesses as a crucial part of our local communities. 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 giving us a call on: 01773 604178 or 07891 639 638.

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6 A Walk in the Park The Alfreton branch of Cancer Research UK is organising a 5k and 10k charity walk in the beautiful grounds of Chatworth Park. Last year an amazing £14,000 was raised and they hope to do better this year. Sunday 30th October, 11am. All welcome. To register visit www.jointheEight.org.uk/chatsworth or call 08701 602040

Fireworks Spectacular A fantastic Eireworks show held by Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club in conjunction with Swanwick Parish Council. BBQ and bar. All proceeds go to the football ground. To be held at the football ground on HighEield road Swanwick on the 5th November. Gates open at 6:30, Eireworks at 7:30. Adults £3, Children £1.

Charity Zombie Walk Ever wondered what it would be like if zombies took over the centre of Derby? (Insert own joke here!) Well here’s your chance to take part. Get dressed up and raise money for the following good causes: Derby Kids Camp, Derby Association for the Blind and Save the Children. Meeting by the Big Screen in Derby Market Place 29th October at 12:30pm

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7 The Big Wheel The big wheel is back! A fantastic opportunity to see Derby in a way you’ve never seen it before - From 50 meters in the air! Price £5, Concessions £4, under 16s £3 Friday 16th September to Sunday 30th October For more information visit www.bigwheelderby.co.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, 9am to 2pm Derby Market Place- 3rd Thursday of the month, 9am to 3pm

Pumpkin Day at Shipley Country Park Come and enjoy all things pumpkin at Shipley Country Park. Earlier in the day there is the opportunity to carve a pumpkin. Later in the day there is the opportunity to take part in some creepy crafts and a lantern walk. 30th October. Pumpkin carving 10:30 am to 12:30pm, £4.50/pumpkin. Creepy crafts and walk 4:30 pm to 6:30pm £3/person. For more information contact Call Derbyshire on 08456 058058

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www.holidayhawk.co.uk is a 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 part of Explorer Travel, you can be sure your trip is in safe hands as all our holidays are ABTA bonded Have It Your Way 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 Elights, hotel, transfers, car hire, airport car parking and insurance to suit you. What’s more you can often make considerable savings compared to package deals .

Package Holidays Holiday Hawk offers a vast range of package holidays from all the major suppliers allowing you to Eind the best deal without having to trawl through each of the companies websites separately. Because we are independent we can offer prices and discounts you cannot Eind on the high street.

Flights If it’s just a Elight you’re after we can cater for that too. We have Elights to destinations all over the world on the website from all the major suppliers but if there is anything you can’t Eind just give us a call.

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Reader Recommends Bev from Riddings booked a holiday with www.holidayhawk.co.uk and told us all about it: “What an easy way to book a holiday! I was dreading having to trawl through hundreds of website or sit in a Travel Agents for hours looking for a bargain . Holiday Hawk did all the hard work for me, inding a great hotel and fantastic light times from my chosen airport. All at a very competitive price. It offers a very personal service, tailored to suit the customers needs. I will deinitely be calling upon their services again. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to get it so right”

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

Friday 14th October @ Alfreton Golf Club - 7:30am until 9am Guest Speaker is Nigel Mills MP - Have your say in the business community. For further information, to book a place and to submit questions for Q&A session contact: info@alfretonbusinessclub.co.uk

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Meat of the Month - October is Duck

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Crispy Peking Duck is a world famous dish that is a favourite of so many people and is a great meal or a starter at a for a dinner party. The best thing is that it is really simple to make so why not try out the recipe below and impress your friends and family

Ingredients Meat 1 large duck 1 1/2 tbsp Chinese Eive spice 1/2 tbsp salt 1/2 tsp ground ginger Salt Small piece fresh ginger 2 large sprig onions

Plum Sauce A dozen plums 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp vinegar 1/2 tsp Chinese Eive spice 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp chilli powder 75 grams brown sugar

To Serve 1 bunch spring onions shredded 1 Cucumber Einely sliced Chinese pancakes

Method To prepare the duck: Wash the duck and pat dry with kitchen roll. Mix together the Chinese Eive spice and salt and rub liberally over the whole duck. Rub the ground ginger inside the duck then chop and crush the fresh ginger and chop the spring onions and stuff inside the duck. To roast the duck, preheat an oven to 170 degrees (gas mark 3). Place the duck in a large roasting tray and cook in the over for around two hours. Every half hour pour away the fat from the duck. If you like it extra crispy turn the heat up to 220 degrees for the last 20-30 minutes. To serve, shred the duck using two forks. To prepare the plum sauce Remove the stones from the plums and place in a pan with the water. Bring to the boil and then simmer whilst stirring adding the Chinese Eive spice, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and chilli powder. Heat until the plums break down and the sauce thickens. Add the sugar to taste. The skins can be removed if preferred. To serve Present the shredded duck along side the warm plum sauce, the cucumber and spring onion and the steamed pancakes.

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We Now Open Sundays 10-4 Selected DVD Releases

Selected Cinema Releases

10th October Paranormal Activity - Tokyo Night (18) - Starring Aoi Nakamura

7th October Johnny English Reborn (PG) - Rowan Atkinson

Senna (12) - Ayrton Senna

14th October The Three Musketeers (TBC) - Ray Stevenson

17th October Bad Teacher (15) - Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake 24th October Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2— Roderick Rules (U) - Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick, Zachary Gordon 28th October Larry Crowne (12) - Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts

Footloose (TBC) - Dennis Quaid 28th October The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (TBC) - Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell Anonymous(TBC) - Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave 4th November Tower Heist (15) - Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Af"leck

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13 Editors Choice Last month my oven broke down so I spoke with Safeway Electrical who were able to identify it was a simple problem to *ix. They ordered the part and were able to come over in a few days at my convenience. I found out that although they are relatively new to the area they are a family run business who have been in the trade for over 25 years. They put a real emphasis on customer service and needless to say they *ixed my oven in no time and I’ve had no problems since. I can highly recommend them to our readers

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Book Review Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Life moves slowly and along narrow tramlines in 1950s Ireland. Opportunities for young women to break out of the constraints of family, church, and boring work are few and far between, so when Eilis Lacey is offered the chance to emigrate and take up a job in a department store in Brooklyn, New York it is, as we would say today, a “no-brainer”. Even so, leaving everything she knows and starting a new life in a city which seems to belong to a different century, not just another continent, is a painful and disorientating business. This is despite Eilis’ parish priest insisting that parts of Brooklyn are just like Ireland, with Irish people everywhere. Just as she starts to embrace 20th century America, with central heating, a love affair with a handsome Italian American and the chance to re-invent herself, Eilis is called back to Ireland. Her new-found é migré status gives her a complicating glamour in Wexford which makes her realise how far she has travelled and how difEicult it is to go back home. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin has a serious and thoughtful heart. But it’s truly joyful in places and the observational humour is sly. – A snooty Irish grocer admonishing her employee that “no-one likes Elies, especially not on a Sunday” for instance, has an Alan Bennett ring. The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and it won the Costa Award. It’s got a lovely old-fashioned feel to it and is very simply told. It packs quite an emotional punch; but the writing seems deliberately understated, underlining the drama of Eilis’ choices between what she wants and what she has to do.

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St James Church Riddings & Christchurch, Ironville Opened by the Mayor of Amber Valley Mr Ron Ashton

Grand prize draw Games

Saturday 15th October 10:30am to 2pm Everyone Welcome!

Morning coffee and lunches Stalls

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Early morning, late evening and weekend calls to suit your lifestyle

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Help us help others in crisis both locally and around the world.. Visit our large charity shop in Ripley

We sell quality clothing, books, CDs, cards for all occasions, household goods, bric-a-brac, furniture, new range of haberdashery items, toys and new goods. URGENT Furniture urgently required

But don’t be in a hurry as I have enough useful information in here to last all month

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If you are interested in helping us, please call Darrell or Allison on 01773 749185 or pop into the shop at 20 Oxford Street, Ripley. Quality donations welcome to help raise funds Registered charity no. 220949

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What’s on in Derbyshire?

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A selection of some of the best cultural delights coming up in Derbyshire

Derby Theatre - Box Of2ice: 01332 255800, www.derbylive.co.uk The Go - Between The world premiere of a new musical adaption of LP Hartley’s acclaimed novel. Set in Norfolk in 1900 The Go-between tells the story of a young boy unwittingly enlisted as a messenger in an adult affair. Thursday 6th - Saturday 29th October . Various times including matinees. Tickets £8 - £21 The Tempest A Shakespeare classic based on a remote island in the middle of the sea, detailing Prospero’s plot to return his daughter Miranda to her rightful place. Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th November - 7:30pm and Thurs & Sat Matinees at 2:30pm Tickets £10-£14, concessions and school rates available

Assembly Rooms, Derby—Box Of2ice 01332 255800 www. derbylive.co.uk Derby County Football Legends Roy McFarland, John O Hare, Archie Gemmill and Kevin Hector present an anecdotal account of life under the management of Clough and Taylor. Wednesday 12th October - 7:30pm Tickets: £20, under 16’s £15

Bullseye “In One”….you got it, the stage tour of the popular 80’s TV show but with a twist….”and Bully’s special prize”…...Bob Anderson, John Lowe and Eric Bristowe play darts against each other before getting the audience involved. Sunday 30th October - 7pm Tickets: £15, VIP ticket - (6:15pm start) £50.

Stephen Merchant - Hello Ladies The award winning co-creator of hits such as ‘The OfEice’ and ‘An Idiot abroad’ delivers his Eirst ever stand up comedy tour. Monday 31st October - 7:30pm Tickets: £25 Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


18 Petition Against Housing Developments in Swanwick Following the identification of two potential areas for the development of 500 homes off Derby Road in Swanwick an emergency meeting was held at the Centenary Centre in Swanwick. Following this meeting a petition was formed with the support of the Swanwick Parish Council and Villagers have been going house to house to give the people of Swanwick the opportunity to lend their signature to the 1,800 which were handed to Amber Valley Borough Council this month. The petition states the following: We the undersigned call upon Amber Valley Borough Council to withdraw the following sites from the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.: GA5 - extension(s) to the south west of Swanwick GA4 - extension(s) to the north west of Swanwick We feel the regeneration of brownfield sites should be the priority. Swanwick has undergone significant housing development over the years and has twice the borough average housing density. If you would like to sign the petition please contact any of the following : Wendy John John / Val 01773 604644 01773 602457 01773 602911

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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 Of2ice: 0845 127 2190, www.buxtonoperahouse.co.uk The Snow Queen The Ballet Theatre UK presents the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. The story follows Gerda across the frozen north to Eind and release her friend and true love, Kay. The Ballet Theatre UK promises a spectacular evening with many glittering costume and set changes and fantastic dancers. Sunday 16th October, 2:30 pm and 7:30pm. Tickets - £14.50 - £22.50

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Presented by The Babbling Vagabonds and Peak Performance Theatre School, this classic C.S Lewis story tells the tale of four children evacuated from their house in London during World War Two and follows their adventures during their relocation in the country. Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th October, 7pm (Fri Matinee, 3pm). Tickets £14 - £17.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chester:ield, Box Of:ice: 01246 345334/345222

The Haunted Bride Adapted by John Goodrum from a Charles Dickens story, the Rumpus Theatre Company presents this gothic horror story, which is sure to put you in the mood for Halloween! Wednesday 26th October - 7:30pm. Tickets - Adult £12, children £7.50, concessions £9.50

It’s A Wonderful Life The big screen life of George Bailey is brought to stage in this fantastic musical based on the Frank Capra Eilm. Tuesday 8th - Saturday 12th November, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat evening 7:30pm - Matinee on Wednesday at 2pm and Saturday at 3pm. Tickets £13 (£14 sat eve), children £8, concessions £10 (£11 sat eve)

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Ironville and Riddings Safer Neighbourhood update

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Every community across Derbyshire has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood team, working in partnership with local agencies to address your concerns. PC Mark Gibbs PCSO Paul Hubber PC Mark Gibbs and PCSO Paul Hubber form the Riddings and Ironville Safer Neighbourhood Team. The team holds regular meetings with the community to identify what the issues are in the local area. Priorities are then set and the team set measures which they are going to take to address the issues. The current prioirities for Riddings and Ironville are:

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Anti-social behaviour and drug use on Albert Street, Ironville Burglaries on Nottingham Lane, Ironville

After every Safer Neighbourhood Panel meeting a newsletter is produced highlighting the work the team has carried out in your area and current priorities. The newsletters are available from a number of shops and community areas. For further information on Safer Neigbourhood policing in Riddings and Ironville e-mail alfreton.neigbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk visit www.derbyshire police.uk or call 0345 123 3333.

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DVD Review - THOR (12)

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As the latest "ilm off the production line of fantastic "ilms based on Marvel comics I was really looking forward to THOR and I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. Thor has been prepared to take over the throne of Asgard from his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) since he was a child but he clearly still has many lessons to learn. His reckless actions place the kingdom at risk and his father has no choice but to banish him to Earth. Stripped of his powers Thor must learn what it takes to be a true king before he can return to Asgard to rescue his home from an evil power. There are some good performances including Natalie Portman as Jane Frost and Chris Hemsworth who is excellent as Thor and I would expect to see plenty more of him in the future (and not just in the probable sequel!). Thor is everything you would expect from this type of "ilm, a good story, vividly imagined with great special effects but most of all it is great entertainment!

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Gardeners Calendar - October

As soon as dahlias and other summer Elowering bulbs and tubers start showing leaf blackening from frost, lift and store them. Leave them to dry out for three or four days, cut stems back to no more than 3 inches and store upside down in a cool place for the winter (above 4 degrees). Plant spring bulbs. Daffodils can go in a bit earlier than tulips which like it to be properly cool before planting. If you want to get evergreens started this is a good month. They’ll keep growing during the winter and don’t need so much moisture.

Top Tip Plant early bulbs away from the edge of borders then you can put spring bedding in to disguise their dying leaves when they *inish *lowering.

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TONY WRIGHT Handyman & Property Maintenance • • • • • •

General handyman work No job too small General Plumbing Joinery Painting & Decorating Garden Maintenance

Home: 01773 607086 Mobile: 07530 607010 tonywright_handyman@hotmail.co.uk

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Your Local MP

Nigel Mills (Conservative)

Upcoming Surgeries: Friday 14th October - Riddings - Riddings Community Centre, West Street, Riddings, DE55 4EW - 5pm to 6pm Friday 14th October - Ironville - Ironville Church Hall, Casson Street, Ironville, NG16 5NN - 6:15pm to 7pm Appointments may be made by calling: Local OfEice Number: 01773 744341 House of Commons Tel No. 020 219 7233 e-mail nigel.mills.mp@parliament.uk

Your Local Borough Councillors Swanwick Steve Hayes

01773 606270

Ironville & Riddings Jack Brown MBE

01773 528729

cllr.stephen.hayes@ambervalley.gov.uk

cllr.jack.brown@ambervalley.gov.uk

Allen King

Paul Smith

01773 602965

cllr.allen.king@ambervalley.gov.uk

01773 540345

cllr.paul.smith@ambervalley.gov.uk

Jessops Medical Practice Patient Participation Group The Patient Participation Group is a group of patients working with the local community to contribute and provide support to the GP Practice   

Our aims are to: Actively help to improve communication with patients, the practice and the wider health community To contribute to continuous improvement of services Build a relationship between the practice staff and patients

Any patient of Jessop Medical Practice is welcome to join all they have to give is a little of their time every few weeks. Details of the next meeting is on the dedicated PPG notice board at the surgeries Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


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Index of advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your magazine... Builder R H Building services

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Butchers Owen Taylor Ltd

Pet Food Supplies / Grooming Pawz/Vanity Pawz 25 Posh Pups Mobile 26

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Plastering Complete Plastering

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Plumbing & Heating B.Sole Plumbing Belper Gas Showroom Heritage Heating Flowfayre

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Solar Power Beko Electrical

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Solicitors Ellis-Fermor and Negus

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Tiler Phil Bond

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Travel www.HolidayHawk.co.uk

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Utility Providers Utility Warehouse

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Charity Shops Red Cross Ripley Complementary Therapy Rachel Honman

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Computers and Website Design Alfreton Computers/Online 99 10 Dentist Glendair Electrician MKS Electrical & Alarms Electrical Goods Safeway Electrical Events/Community Services Things to do What’s on in Derbyshire Mencap Pye Hill MVC Derbyshire Constabulary Alfreton Business Club Autumn Fayre Jessops Medial Practice PPG

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Gardener / Handyman Tony Wright Jobs 2 Do

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Washing Machine Repairs KAH Services UK Ltd

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Healthy Living Freedom Slim

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Will Writing Grange Wills

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Interior Design Woodland Living

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Ironing Services Professional Ironing Service

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Windows & Doors Dan Kelly Windows & Doors Paradise Windows Window Wizard

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Joiner/Locksmith/Handyman Triplefix 4

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