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Amber Valley Voice Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks & Somercotes Edition June 2012

Check out the dog walk feature on pages 16-17

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2 Established in 1970 FLOWFAYRE Plumbing & Heating's gas safe registered engineers have since been offering quality, professional plumbing and heating services at affordable prices to Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Our 42 years experience means we offer you the very best service ... TEN years parts & labour on leading brand boilers Complete Bathroom installations Tiling/Plastering/Electrical work all undertaken Specialists in bathroom adaptions for the less able Showers and Cubicles Kitchen ittings Low Carbon Grants for fuel switching from solid fuel or electric Gas Servicing and system power lushing Boiler breakdowns

Our Guarantee ...big enough to be there, small enough to really care… Here at Flowfayre Plumbing & Heating we're proud of our 42 years of trading. We like having a showroom where you can come and see us, talk through your requirements or concerns. Free surveys and a team of engineers ready to go… we're here and happy to serve you. Our work is guaranteed for 5 years and our service is recommended.

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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice Welcome to the June edition of the Amber Valley Voice and what a damp summer it has been so far...except for the brief glimpse of sunshine that seems so long ago!! I have been told that there was a fantastic response to the St James Church Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and the Derbyshire Arts Festival, where many people ventured out and about, despite the pouring rain!

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This month, look out for the dotted lines and scissors which indicate a voucher...they are spread out throughout the magazine and are exclusively available for our readers. Also, there’s lots of exciting ‘things to do’ on pages 6 & 7, if you can tear yourself away from the summer of sports!! Finally, we have a couple of bits of juicy info to flag up...firstly, Ripley Badminton Club are looking for new members, so don’t delay join today and secondly, support the local cat charity, who are hosting an event see pages 22 & 24 for more details. Happy Reading!

Emily

To advertise contact Emily on: 01773 604178 07891639638 E-mail: info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk Web: www.ambervalleyvoice.co.uk @AVVMagazine 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.

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.

Wanted

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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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Local Businesses You Can Trust

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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, Leabrooks & Somercotes 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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MKS Electrical & Alarms

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No Job too small Wallpapering Coving Feature Walls Staircases

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Friendly and Reliable Part P Registered Derbyshire Trusted Trader Rewires & Landlord Reports Electrical Safety Certi icates 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 Mad Hatters Tea Party!

About Backs & Bones are raising money for ovarian cancer by hosting a Mad Hatters Tea Party at their of ice; 506 Duf ield Road, Allestree, Derby. DE22 2DL. They are offering a Free spine check and Free vouchers to anyone that attends to help them raise money on Sunday 24th June at 3pm.

Summer Fayre at Swanwick Primary School

Come along & enjoy Swanwick Primary Schools biggest ever Summer Fayre. Giant bouncy slide and castle, in latable penalty shoot out, tea cup rides, tombola’s, face painting, wet stocks and many more attractions for children of all ages. Food and drink will be available and entertainment will be provided throughout the event. Please come along and support our fantastic school...Everyone is welcome! Saturday 16th June - 11am until 2pm Adults £1, Children & OAPs 50p, Under 4’s Free.

Sponsored Fun Splash

In aid of the ‘Let’s Raise The Roof’ appeal for Alfreton Park Community Special School, they are hosting a sponsored fun splash for all the family to enjoy. It will be held at the Arc Leisure Centre in Matlock between 5-6pm on Saturday 23rd June. £10 min sponsorship per family of 4 and £5 min sponsorship per individual. Check on Facebook for more information.

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7 Derbyshire County Show

A fantastic day out with all the traditional attractions and main ring attractions The Monster Trucks and Rocking Horse - The Show. Sunday 24th June. Tickets Adults £10, OAPs/Children £6 under 5s free (Advance tickets Adults £7.50, OAPs/Children £5) For more info visit www.derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk or call 01332 793068

Alfreton Park Community Special School - Car Boot

Another fantastic event for the local’ Let’s Raise the Roof’ charity held at Alfreton Park with refreshments available on the day. Make it a good excuse to have a clear out! Sunday 24th June - 9am until 1pm - £5 per boot and 30p to browse For more information or to book a place, contact Toyah on 01773 832019

United Bene ice of Riddings & Ironville Summer Fayre

Stalls, competitions, grand prize draw, refreshments available. All welcome with special activities for children. Free to attend. All proceeds to United Bene ice 23rd June, 11am - 2pm. At the church lawns, Ironville Church.

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Book Review Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

As anyone who has lain awake in the middle of the night knows, the dark plays terrible tricks. Imagine six months of it, dark, day and night, freezing and alone – or are you? - in a cabin in the Arctic wilderness. Dark Matter, by Michelle Paver, is a ghost story – a genre it’s dif icult to get right. M.R James was a past master, Sarah Waters produced the goods more recently and now Michelle Paver is another to add to the list. It’s one of those you want to inish but you’re not sure if reading it in a silent house before bedtime is the right thing to do if you want to sleep afterwards. The story, set just before WW2 centres around a chirpy young man who is offered and jumps at, the chance to join an Arctic expedition. His delight at the land of the midnight sun starts to waver, and unease set in as the dark winter closes in and circumstances reduce the party of ive who set out, to one – him. The mental and physical isolation he faces are compounded by something outside the cabin. Something he thinks he must be imagining. Until he starts to think maybe he isn’t.... Michelle Paver’s descriptions of the cold and the ice and the dark are really convincing – and they should be – she’s spent months in different parts of the Arctic so she knows her stuff. Yes, it’s the middle of summer. But if you’re looking for something to give you a little thrill chill, perhaps this is it...

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I spoke with Phil from Leabrooks this month about the brilliant job that Paul at DB Builders had completed on his Garden Wall and Patio Paving. Phil said “The Garden Wall and Patio was completed in about 2 weeks, which included digging the footings, back illing and laying the wall and patio. The rain held up proceedings but he came back as soon as he was able to point the wall and patio and he always came when he said he would, was on time and took all his rubbish away with him. The cost was very reasonable and I am really happy with the job and would recommend him to anyone.� Please let us know if you have any recommendations about any of our advertisers by calling Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638 or email us on; info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk

Whirl Word Instructions: Why not hide away from the inclement weather and sit down with a cup of tea and this special Whirl Word. To complete the Whirl Word follow the instructions down the left-hand side to get from Grow to Garden. Solution on page 30

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11 Amber Valley have been successfully running the Befriending Service since 1998, with the aim of providing a friendly trained volunteer to visit isolated and vulnerable people living in their own homes to offer companionship and support. One lady who has found the service to be very bene icial is Mary aged 84 years. Mary irst received the Home from Hospital service from Amber Valley CVS when she came out of hospital in February 2010. Home from Hospital is a short term support service that enables clients to adjust being back at home. After having the service for six weeks it was agreed both with Mary and the befriender that both parties wanted to continue the weekly visits. Mary and her Befriender Joan, a retired teacher, have been together ever since. Mary has unfortunately been back in to hospital and when she came out she didn’t go back to her lat, but into her new one, this was all a bit strange at irst but everyone worked really hard to get her new lat ready for her. Mary feels very happy in her new place and is very glad that Joan could come and visit her there. Mary is very lucky to have a very supportive family who visit regularly as Mary inds it very dif icult to get out and about, but having another person who is not her family also has its appeal, “We talk non-stop and I like to ind out about what Joan has been up to” Mary said. Two years on and Mary still says “it makes my day, I look forward to Joan coming, and don’t you dare think of taking her away from me as I would miss it if it didn’t happen” So why become a Befriender, well for Joan her experience is: - “it’s about giving something back and I like to think that I can make a difference to someone’s life, I can’t believe that I have been coming so long, it doesn’t feel like over two years and we still have lots to talk about” Amber Valley CVS are urgently looking for volunteers to act as Befriender's to visit someone once a week, for a chat and to help brighten a client’s day. As little as one hour of your time could make all the difference. We have a number of people in the Amber Valley area who are waiting for someone to talk to. If you would like to know more about this service and how you can help, please ring 01773 512076 or call in to Amber Valley CVS, Market Place Ripley.

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In this day and age the main focal point in a home is still the heat source whether it is Gas, Electric �ires or wood burning stoves. Here at Belper Gas Showrooms we are proud to say that we have some of the most ef�icient gas �ires on the market today with the likes of NU-Flame and other main manufacturers boasting ef�iciency ratings of 74.4 percent (BSI Veri�ied) on Gas �ires giving a fantastic 4.7k of heat. As if that wasn’t enough we are also the sole supplier in Derbyshire of THE MOST EFFICIENT LOG BURNING STOVE IN THE WORLD; The Burley Fireball. We have been dealers for Burley products for many years now and we were delighted when we were approached by them to be stockists for this amazing product. The technology behind this is called �ireball technology, which is achieved by the logs going through 4 combustion processes creating a vortex giving a massive 89.1% ef�iciency, which makes the stove burn wood very simply and cheaply. Just to illustrate the ef�iciency of these Stoves during product approval, when the European test house was measuring the emissions from the Burley stove, the combustion was so clean they assumed that their gas analyser had broken and sent it away for recalibration. Feel free to pop in when you’re passing and see what we have on show.

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Marilyn from Riddings contacted me to tell me about the fantastic job that John at The Window Wizard had conducted on her conservatory doors and windows. Marilyn said that “the doors were sticking and a couple of windows were dif icult to close but after John had been, I think they all worked better than they ever did before. He is a very nice man and very tidy and conscientious...he even cleaned my windows afterwards!! I would highly recommend him to anyone and I’ll always have him back to do other work on windows and doors in the future”

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Opening 23rd June Derbyshire’s new centre for Complimentary Therapies MONDAY 6:30PM GLEBEFIELD CENTRE CRICH

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Julie from Riddings contacted me to tell me about the fantastic job that James at JFK Clean Services on cleaning her dining room, stairs and landing. Julie said that “ he came to give the carpets a deep steam clean and he was really friendly, ef icient and thorough. He worked like a trooper for the time he was there and my carpets look like new again! He called the next day to check that it had all dried correctly and to check that I was happy with the service. The cost was really reasonable and I would de initely have him back and have recommended him to all my family and friends!! If you have a recommendation about any of the advertisers in the Amber Valley Voice that you would like to pass on to our readers then please let us know by calling Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638 or email us on; info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk

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This month I spent an afternoon at the lounge with Claire and Lynsay, where I had a Hopi Ear Candle and Indian Head Massage treatment and a wash and blow dry. The environment was so relaxing and calming and Claire was so friendly, she instantly put me at ease. The Hopi Ear Candle was fantastic and cleared my head and it was followed by the Head Massage, in which Claire ascertained my hair type and identi ied a gorgeous oil which smelt just like lemon drizzle cake...I am partial to the odd dessert!! Once Claire had inished, I was handed over to the magic hands of Lynsay who worked miracles on my now oily hair! I felt a million dollars and although I have never been partial to spending hours in a salon….I could easily spend a day in ‘the lounge’!!

St James Church

Flower Festival 60 Glorious Years

Friday 13th July - Sunday 15th July Church open from 10am - 4pm Friday & Saturday, 10:30am - 4pm Sunday Meals and refreshments, stalls, cakes & preserves Everyone Welcome!

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16 This month we have bringing you a walk that is a little longer than our previous walks but with the improving weather it is a perfect time to put a few hours aside and get the most of our beautiful local countryside. This walk has lots of opportunities to let your dogs off the lead taking care to ensure their safety. Remember 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 7 Mile Circular Walk From Alfreton Park to South Wingfield Another great walk for you and your dog it offers a range of scenery and plenty of off-lead walking. The route is fairly long taking about 3 1/2 hours. It is fairly undulating with some small uphill sections and the terrain is mixed with some sections which may be best tackled with a sturdy pair of boots. Park in the free car parking spaces that are available in Alfreton Park Begin the walk at on the soil bridlepath near the park entrance that runs down the right hand side of the park. Follow the bridlepath around the outside of the park towards Alfreton Hall. Continue right at cross roads around the back of Alfreton Hall where you join up with Church Street. Carry on Chruch Street past the entrance to the Leisure Centre and take the next left towards St Martin’s Church. At the church follow the path left that takes you towards the entrance and then take the flag stone path around the outside of the church . Cross the stile and you will find a number of possible paths. Head left taking the path with a hedge on the left. At the end of the long straight path take the track that runs directly across a large field. In the corner of the field is a stile and carry on the path with the hedge on your right. Cross another stile at the end of this field and turn left and you will cross one more stile before you reach the road. Head right on the pavement for about 50 meters and then cross, using a stile to join a path that will take you down the side of a long field with the hedge on your right. As you near the end of the field take the second gap in the hedge and pass through a small wooded area before emerging out onto the golf course.

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Head across two fairways, taking care to avoid golfers. Head left around the wooded area until you reach a path on the left that will take you into the Oakerthorpe Nature Reserve.

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In the reserve head straight ahead, across a path that becomes boarded and then takes you out of the reserve up to a gate.

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Cross the road and turn left. At the post box follow the footpath sign across the grass and head to the far corner of the car park at Hollowbank House. Take the path round to the left and uphill. Climb the steps and follow the path as it takes you alongside a field with the wood on your left. At the end of the field, heading downhill until you reach a gate. Turn right onto the farm track that takes you back alongside the wood and the railway track. Cross the stile near the farm house then pass under the railway via a low tunnel - Mind Your Head - Follow the path over the footbridge and past the sports ground. Go through the gate, over another field and bridge. Cross the road and head right onto Holme Lane. Turn right and follow the road until you reach the church. Take the footpath through the churchyard and through a gate on the far side of the cemetery. Carry on with the hedge on your right to a stile then turn right, heading uphill towards a footbridge over the railway track. Turn left and follow the path through several stiles and gates until it brings you to Dale Hill where you turn right. At the junction cross the road taking the footpath that leads across six fields until you reach a pylon. Turn right and re-join the track that takes you back to the church where you can reverse the route back to your car.

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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What’s on in Derbyshire?

A selection of some of the best cultural delights coming up in Derbyshire Derby Theatre - Box Of ice: 01332 593939, www.derbytheatre.co.uk Dead Ringer

Ian Dickens Productions present this witty thriller. The story begins when the Prime Minister drops dead and his cabinet hire an actor to ill in until they win the election. However the actor soon warms to his role and the plot thickens when he learns that the Prime Minister’s death may not have been entirely natural causes. Monday 18th - Friday 23rd June. 7:30pm (Matinee 2:30pm, Wednesday & Saturday) Tickets £8 - £21 (depending on performance)

Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians

These two astounding shows use a combination of actors and 3D special effects to bring history to gruesome and rotten life in a way that is bound to thrill children and adults alike. Tuesday 26th June - Saturday 30th June, Evening and matinees, Tickets £ various

Assembly Rooms, Derby—Box Of ice 01332 255800 www. derbylive.co.uk Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order

A brand new show packed with one-liners, funny stories and jokes. As ever Jimmy swings from the rude and funny to the funny and downright offensive so leave your conscience, common decency and moral compass at the door and you will be in for a hilarious night out. Saturday 23rd June, 8pm. Tickets: £25

Reduced Shakespeare Company In the Complete World Of Sports

This show promises ‘every sport ever played on every continent in the entire history of the world in under two hours’. From anybody other than the masters of abridgement this would sound impossible! Perfectly timed, with the summer of sport upon us, this promises to be a fantastic show. Wednesday 4th July. Tickets: £17, Concessions £15. Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding


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What’s on in Derbyshire?

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

Buxton Opera House - Box Of ice: 0845 127 2190, www.buxtonoperahouse.co.uk Buxton Festival 2012

The 34th Buxton Festival promises to be the best yet , offering a summer celebration of the best opera, literature and music with artists and speakers of worldwide reputation. Saturday 7th - Wednesday 25th July. Visit the website at www.buxtonfestival.co.uk for details of shows, times and prices.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chester ield, Box Of ice: 01246 345334/345222 Little Shop of Horrors

B-Movie fun on the stage. The life of Skid Row lorist Seymour Krelbourn is going nowhere until one day a strange and wonderful plant comes into his life bringing him fame, fortune and the girl of his dreams. Of course life is never that simple and the plants exotic taste in food soon gets out of control! Fun and charming fun with tunes that you’ll be humming for days. Friday 22nd - Saturday 23rd June, 7.30pm and Sat matinee at 2:30pm. Tickets - Adults £12.50, Children £10.50. You are invited to... Ripley Leisure Centre

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

Wednesday 4th July 2012 @ Alfreton Golf Club - 7:30am until 9am

If you... ❧ can play to club level ❧ would like to play in local leagues (Derby & Chesterfield)

❧ would like to join a friendly and sociable club

❧ or would just like to play over the summer (as many local clubs don’t)

… then perhaps you’d like to come along and give it a try? We play on

For further information and to book a place please contact:

Thursdays 7.30pm - 10.30pm

info@alfretonbusinessclub.co.uk

Call Linda on 01332 840121 or Kay on 01332 883622

(Ripley Leisure Centre)

To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


Riddings & Ironville Safer Neighbourhood update

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The Safer Neighbourhood policing team for the Riddings and Ironville area includes PC Mark Gibbs and PCSO Paul Hubber. They work alongside local agencies to help resolve community issues and priorities. Priorities and issues are discussed every three months at a neighbourhood panel meeting, which includes police, partnership agencies (such as the local councils, ire service, housing associations) and local residents. Current priorities for the area are: · Anti-social behaviour and under-age drinking on Riddings Park · Anti-social behaviour in Ironville village centre To help set new priorities, meet local of icers and ind out how they have been targeting these issues come along to the next meeting: 12pm, Friday, June 29 at Ironville Community Centre, Openacre. Alternatively to contact the Ironville and Riddings Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, or email alfreton.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk. You can also check your local team’s meeting dates and priorities by visiting the website: www.derbyshire.police.uk.

THE GARDENER LAWNS MAINTAINED . WEED & FEED GARDENS MAINTAINED / CLEARED HEDGES CUT / REMOVED ONE OFF JOB OR REGULAR MAINTENANCE FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL ADVICE GIVEN FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CALL TREVOR ON 078906 88450 OR 01773 529918 ESTB; 1999. To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


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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:

www.kleefordcoins.webs.com For a free Auction Catalogue please call

01773 528743 or 07969 645952 email on kleeford@btinternet.com Also accepting lots for future auctions.

FUNDRAISER DAY

For Woodland Nook Cat Rescue, Swanwick

We rescue and re-habilitate abandoned, abused cats and kittens. We help heal them inside and out and then re-home them

Sunday 22nd July 2012, 11.00am to 4.00pm We’re asking you for: items to sell on the day home baked goodies to sell

Come and enjoy a lovely day out and help the cats too There will be: Stalls, selling all sorts of bric-a-brac, cakes, drinks and beautiful home-made quiche Viewings around our bungalow style shelter The opportunity to sponsor a kitten or cat on the day!

Entrance fee 50p adults, children 20p 27 Delves Bank Road Swanwick Derbyshire DE55 1HA www.woodlandnookcatrescue.co.uk

Please phone 07941 806536 or 01773 860126 for more information

To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


25 Many women may prefer to have a slimmer tummy and we usually know the cause of one that bulges a little too much. But what if we genuinely have no idea why we have developed a belly bulge? What if it just gradually appeared, and rather than bloating up one day then down the next-which may suggest irritable bowel syndrome- it seems more of a constant fullness? You may be considering going up a size in clothes, or feel generally bloated and your face may be fuller than it was. In most cases, it is simply more calories or less activity, or both, but if you really analyse your lifestyle and cannot see a change, and if you have noticed other symptoms too, it may be worth investigating a little further. One diseases whose symptoms can easily be ignored is ovarian cancer. It is non-speci�ic and signs can easily be brushed aside. As well as bloating, symptoms include pelvic, abdominal or back pain and feeling full quickly. Sometimes there are urinary symptoms or bowel changes and extreme fatigue. It is easy to look on the internet and worry yourself, but an experienced clinician eg a good GP or nurse, can determine if your symptoms warrant further investigation. However, if symptoms persist despite reassurance, you need to return for a second opinion- you know your body best. The charity 'Target Ovarian Cancer' is one which helps raise awareness and helps clinicians to be more alert. 'The Eve Appeal' is another which raises money to further research and raise awareness, into gynaecological cancers generally. With 1:50 women of all ages contracting ovarian cancer, that’s the 5th most common cancer, it cannot be ignored and because it is so vague, it has often progressed further than other cancers before help is sought, making treatment dif�icult. At ‘About Backs &Bones’ we are having a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise money and particularly, to raise awareness about this disease. Not only that, we are offering a free 20 min consultation with an osteopath or physiotherapist for anyone who has aches and pains and a £15 voucher for those new to the clinic, with £5 being donated to 'Target Ovarian Cancer'.

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So keep Sun 24th June free at 3pm and come 506 Duffield Rd, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2DL 506 Duffield Rd, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2DL and support us at 506 Duf�ield Rd, Allestree, DE22 2 DL. Come and have a chat about your health, especially muscle and joint problems or questions about Ovarian Cancer –or at least come and have some afternoon tea! See more details on Facebook! Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


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DVD Review The Artist(PG)

It is exceedingly unusual and generally not very complimentary to say that a �ilm is ‘behind the times’ but in this case, it is a compliment! This �ilm is essentially a black and white silent movie which takes us back to the days of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton along with other greats of the silver screen who managed to convey a compelling story without saying a single word. Set in 1927 Hollywood, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a mega star of the screen who leads a seemingly perfect life and wants for nothing. That is until two signi�icant things happen in his life… along come the ‘talkies’ and he meets wannabe actress Peppy Miller (Bernice Bejo). We follow George and his fall from grace as he struggles to overcome his pride and come to terms with a world that has moved on without him . This �ilm is clearly deserving of the accolades it has received and is very entertaining and well acted, although arguably the star of the movie is ‘The Dog’ (Uggie). However, as is often the case with anything with such hype surrounding it, The Artist �inds it dif�icult to live up to such high expectations. If you try and take it as it comes and ignore the surrounding furore this will be a highly enjoyable watch.

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Selected DVD Releases

Selected Cinema Releases

11th June The Muppets (U) - Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

15th June Rock of Ages (12a) - Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (12) - Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock

Red Lights (15) - Roberto De Niro, Sigourney Weaver

18th June Jack & Jill (PG) - Adam Sandler

Cosmopolis (15) - Robert Pattinson

25th June Ghost Rider 2 (12) - Nicholas Cage

22nd June Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (TBC) - Benjamin Walker

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12) - Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy

6th July The Amazing Spider Man (TBC) Andrew Gar�ield, Emma Stone

2nd July John Carter (12) - Taylor Kitsch

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (TBC) - Ray Romano, Queen Latifah

To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


Expert legal advice on your doorstep

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Based in South Normanton JH Legal Services offers quality professional advice with a friendly customer focussed approach.

Wills - Probate Powers Of Attorney

Jill Hallam is a quali ied lawyer with over 15 years experience of helping guide the people of Amber Valley through the legal mine ield of Wills, Probate and Power of Attorney. By offering no-obligation home visits at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends, Jill uses her ability to cut through the jargon and help you ind the solution to put your mind at ease.

Although considering making a will can be a daunting prospect, it is important for those we love that we do and that we get it right. When you lose a loved one, it is important that you have time to grieve and mourn the loss without having to worry about the administration and legal implications of organising a loved ones inal wishes and possessions. Jill has the knowledge and experience to resolve all these issues in the comfort of your own home, at a time and pace to suit you so you can achieve peace of mind and total satisfaction that all your wishes and your bequests will be fully carried out.. Wills From inancial and asset bequeathment to arranging the guardianship of children

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The collection of all money, payment of debts and distribution of legacies

Authorising someone to act on your or another person’s behalf should they become incapable of doing so ∗ Appointing now can save time, money and anxiety in the future

∗ JH Legal will help shoulder the strain

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Gardeners Calendar - June

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This month you should reduce clusters of apples or pears to single fruit. It seems a shame, but you’ll inish up with stronger healthier fruit in the end. Deadhead repeat lowering roses – and other plants – it stops them trying to set seed so they concentrate on producing more lowers in the hope of producing more seed. Now’s the time to cut back old hellebore foliage but leave the seed heads in place. When they’re ripe (the pods will burst open) plant them and see what comes up next year – like aquilegia, they’re almost always different from the parent plant.

Top Tip

If you want long stemmed sweet peas tie them in to their supports and remove side shoots and tendrils rather than relying on them to pull the plant upwards

Tom Cooper

Cutting Edge Garden Services

All aspects of garden Maintenance No Job too big or too small Good quality work at a competitive price All major tree works Seasonal tidy ups

For a FREE no obligation quote contact Phil on

01773 607737 07983 979755

Specialist Tree Care Services • • • • • • •

Crown Reduction Pruning Felling Hedge cutting Advisory service NPTC quali ied 15 years experience

winter pruning service

For a free no obligation quote : Call: 01159 322819 07825 255577 Email: tc.arb@hotmail.co.uk

To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


Community Info

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Your Local MP Nigel Mills (Conservative)

Upcoming Surgeries: Friday 29th June – 5pm - 7pm - The Buxton Room, Heanor & Loscoe Town Hall, Market Place, Heanor, Derbyshire. DE75 7AA Appointments may be made by calling: Local Of ice Number: 01773 744341 House of Commons Tel No. 020 219 7233 e-mail: nigel.mills.mp@parliament.uk

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Index of advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your magazine... Acupuncturist Susan Nelson-Sheldon Alternative Therapies Rachel Honman The Healing Sanctuary

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Auctioneer Kleeford Coin Auctions 24 Beauty Arbonne International Book Keeping Above Parr Builder DB Builders R.H. Building services Butchers Owen Taylor Ltd

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Electrician MKS Electrical & Alarms 5 Electrical Goods Safeway Electrical

Gardener / Handyman Jobs 2 Do 4 Cutting Edge 29 The Gardener 23 Hairdressers/Beauty the lounge Your style by Sarah

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Letting Agent Amber Homes Lettings

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Charity Shops Red Cross Ripley

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Events/Community Services Alfreton Business Club 22 Amber Valley CVS 10/11 Derbyshire Constabulary 23 Dog Walks in Amber Valley 16&17 Ripley Badminton Club 22

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Pet Supplies Seals Fodder Room

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Derbyshire Rubber Roofing 32 ST Roofing 4 Tiler Phil Bond

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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 info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk

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Amber Valley Voice, Swanwick, Riddings and Leabrooks Edition, June 2012  

Community Magazine distributed free to 3,500 homes and businesses in the Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks and Somercotes area of Amber Valley

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