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OCTOBER 2011

LANCASTER’S FREE COMMUNITY MAGAZINE

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VETS ADVICE Weight Control

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O ctober Contents Can somebody steal your house? Space at home, or lack of it Yoga is where it’s at Snug Jeans - Lose weight in 20 minutes Reiki Healing Common Cold Does PMS effect your life? Sleep Gadgets Fashion - Winter Coats Showtime Exhibition Local Shopping - St Nicholas Arcades Motoring - Ferrari 458 Italia Motoring - BMW’s Mini Coupe Two fantastic shows from the Grand Ruskin’s Flora Exhibition Contemporary Theatre & Dance

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Welcome to our October edition of @Lancaster. This is the month for getting out there, kicking leaves and enjoying the Autumn colours. We have plenty of activites for you this month, and don’t forget to enter The Arndale Shopping Centres Halloween drawing competition to win a £50 voucher to spend. For those who enjoy Theatre, Music and the Arts we have a fantastic programme of events from all over Lancaster. Have a crunchy October.

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Get creative at Halloween Travel - Destination Albania Local Artist - Jim cuts it Wine - All about Rioja Weekend wine breaks - Madeira World Mental Health Week Business - The age of the sole trader Lancaster Adult Learning Walking group - Coniston Fells walk The missing ring Vets Advice - Weight Control A world apart - Pigeons Brook is still missing Charity Auction - Win a trip to Hong Kong Puzzle pages What’s on

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Can somebody steal your house? Inside knowledge: Property

Andrew Parkinson from Parkinson Property explains a very real scam that could leave you not even owning your own house! Several recent press reports indicate that property title fraud is a serious problem, and landlords are particularly vulnerable. Any property owner can become a victim of property fraud. The fraudsters tend to go for specific targets such as people who own their property outright but do not live in it. Those most at risk are: the elderly, especially if they go into hospital or a care home, homeowners who live abroad, couples with a relationship break down, and owners of vacant rented property, especially if the landlord previously lived there. For one couple from Birmingham selling their house was a very normal process. Their children had grown up, their mortgage was paid off and it was time to look for somewhere smaller. Having put the house up for sale they went abroad for a 5 week holiday. While they were abroad, they had a phone call from the agent, saying that somebody had been round and had made an offer very near their target price. They had also had the house surveyed. It all sounded very positive. But after a few weeks, their solicitor couldn’t get hold of this enthusiastic buyer. He appeared to have vanished. The house was put back on the market and they thought no more about it. They soon found another buyer. A week after contracts were exchanged, they received a phone call from their solicitors. Following the standard check with the Land Registry regarding title, they’d been told the property was owned by somebody else. According to the title deeds they no longer owned their own house! What the solicitor was telling the dumbstruck couple was that the legal ownership, the title of their house, had been transferred to someone else. This means that someone else owned the house they were still living in. Later, they found out that a couple impersonating them had gone to a solicitor and instructed him to give the house to a man they claimed was their son-in-law. Fake documents were produced which convinced the fraudster’s solicitor. There was a passport supposedly authenticated by the solicitor and driving licences in both names.

Once the house had been legally given or gifted to the son-in-law, he informed the Land Registry that he was the legal owner and produced the transfer documents. The title changed to his name. The house had no mortgage, so armed with the valuation survey he’d prepared earlier and the proven title, he managed to raise a mortgage of £325,000 on a total stranger’s house. Police investigations revealed that an organised criminal gang had already stolen several titles in this way. Like most scams it relies on a simple idea. First the fraudsters find a property for sale. Then they check with the public information from the Land Registry and are able to determine which properties are mortgage free. In this case a stolen credit card was used to pay the £40.00 Land Registry fee. The Land Registry was able to identify over a hundred uses of the stolen card. Using this method the gang raised fraudulent mortgages on several properties of over a million pounds. In effect they were able to manipulate information available (for a nominal fee) on the internet. The theft of the real title holders ID required a little more ingenuity and sophistication but without easy access to the land registry data base they would have fallen at the first hurdle. So what did they do with the money? They literally turned it into gold. The money was used to buy gold bars! The gang of two men and a woman were caught and given long prison sentences, but the police never found the gold. Any property owner in the ‘at risk’ groups should check the guidance which is available on the Land Registry website to ensure that criminals cannot manipulate their property title. Anyone with concerns should download a free guide on “How to Safeguard against Property Fraud” from the Land Registry web site: www1.landregistry.gov.uk/property fraud

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S pace at home...or lack of it!

Property: Interiors

With the average new build 8% smaller than they were in the 1980’s just what do you do with all your possessions? If you’re feeling cramped at home, it’s not your imagination. A new report by the Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed that new build houses are now 8% smaller than they were in the 1980s, when rules on living space were lifted. Gabrielle Fagan discovers the space-saving furniture and storage solutions to make the most of every inch. Urging the family to diet, declutter or just breathe in simultaneously are some of the ways to cope with a home that’s bursting at the seams. It may be a small comfort to know that it’s not just your growing children, possessions and pets which are making even the largest space feel claustrophobic homes have actually shrunk! Instead of despairing or considering an expensive house move, it could be time to consider whether you’re using your current space wisely and if its layout suits the way you want to live. “A spare room could double as an office, a breakfast bar might improve a kitchen and a large bedroom could be divided. “Storage can work wonders, too. Space under the stairs could provide an additional seating area, or be a utility cupboard. Stair treads can be transformed into drawers and a landing could be utilised for storage or a fitted desk.” Cook up space Make the most of every inch of space with integral storage solutions, such as pan drawers, curved corner units and cantilever carousels. Choose units in a neutral colour that will stand the test of time and create a feeling of space, and introduce colour on worktops and appliances for a more individual look. Opt for slimline appliances or integral models which can be hidden away. Reflect more light and create an illusion of more space with a white matt ceiling and light coloured upper walls.

Live Large Space stretchers: BoConcept’s multi-functional solutions are impressive: an adjustable Occa 3200 table, £1,195 (see image above) works as a coffee table, raises to sofa height for TV suppers, and at full height, with built-in extension leaf, can accommodate eight for dinner. Screens, room dividers and furniture which folds can be invaluable,” she says. “Above all, focus on acquiring only what you will use, love or need. That way your home will be functional as well as beautiful. Snug snoozing Good storage always helps - whether it’s a bed allowing you hide away bedding or seasonal duvets, or a mobile cabinet, with deep drawers and extension leaves, which can double as a work station. Sofa beds are also shedding their old image of being bulky and large, and can now be sleek and sophisticated.

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Yoga is where it’s at!

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Make changes to your world. Collette Corcoran owner and Yoga teacher at Yoni-Yoga on the Bay explains how you can change your life with yoga. Yoga is where it’s at; let us forget for one moment all the science, the medical research and the beautiful philosophy that surrounds it, yoga makes you feel GREAT, it allows you to forget your worries and helps you to lose weight quickly- really! A new wave of yoga lovers are taking over the modern western world and in a difficult economic climate they have been looking for an exercise that does it all… and yoga does! In a world where we are obsessed by our appearance, a form of exercise that can change the way you look but more importantly the way you view yourself is saving us from ourselves.

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Yoga is more than exercise, there is more to it than just losing weight; it’s a beautiful ancient practice known for so much more: not a religion but a philosophy, you can take as much or as little as you want from it. However, when the effects of the yoga can be seen and felt; the philosophy becomes hard to ignore. Triatholon athletes, runners, footballers, rugby players, dancers, teachers, manual workers, those with desk jobs, men and women, the young and the old, the fit and the unfit all come to my studio (yoga does not discriminate.) They come for different reasons but they all leave with the same: a feeling they find difficult to put into words ‘I float out…’, ‘Blimey!’ ‘How did I cope before yoga?’ If your regularly attend a powerful yoga class you will quickly notice the difference in your body, weight loss is quick and sustained, you notice the difference in tone and the reduction of body fat. Physiologically yoga will improve your sleep, reduce pain, increase your immunity, improve your posture, increase your energy levels, make you stronger, more flexible, build your stamina, help you breathe correctly – your body becomes cared for and maintained. “I cannot believe the difference in the way I look, I have lost a stone and a half, feel strong and now I can even touch my toes!’. Psychologically it will improve concentration, attention, memory, self acceptance, anxiety and depression decrease. Mentally you become addicted, you love the way it is makes you look and feel, you sleep deeper and for longer, you become far less stressed and are able to deal with what ever life may throw at you. Your family even notice the changes it brings. One new yogini told me how her family said ‘Mum you’re so much nicer when you go to Yoga!’ and she was. The changes that yoga make to you, affect the world around you, you will see life through very different eyes, the worries that once took over your life stop: you do look good, feel good, act good, you have much to be grateful for-life is good!

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The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre Christmas cards and 2012 calendars are available to purchase. This year we have two designs to choose from, “Snow on the gallops” and “Santa’s missing reindeer” Both cards have the wording “Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year” inside. The cards are priced at £7.00 for a pack of 10 including postage and packaging. Our 2012 calendar features 12 beautiful winning images of thoroughbreds from a competition we ran in May this year. The calendar is 15.2 x 42 cm and is priced at £10 including postage and packing.

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Alex Buckley, author of Ssh! Lose weight in 20 minutes gives us top tips to stop us piling on the pounds this winter...

Annoyingly, just when your favourite jeans become a little snug and your confidence takes the accompanying nosedive, most diets ask you to give up things that make you happy, like food and booze.

Don’t miss breakfast It really is the most important meal of the day. If you eat breakfast, you’ll be less hungry before lunch, meaning you’ll be less likely to snack.

But according to author Alex Buckley, the moment we begin sacrificing life’s little pleasures, the more likely our pound-ditching quests will fail.

Have a big bowl soup for lunch After a low-calorie but filling lunch, you’ll feel less hungry during the afternoon and won’t be tempted by sugary treats.

“We’re creatures of habit and need to make small and simple changes to the way we eat and behave,” explains the author of Ssh! Lose Weight in 20 Minutes. Speaking from personal experience, Buckley, who’s neither a fitness guru, dietician nor a scientist, points out it might be better to accept your own habits, and work around them. “I’m a fundamentally lazy person who enjoys good food and drink and doesn’t want to lose those pleasures from life. But incorporating small changes into our daily routines can contribute to gradual but significant weight loss.” Setting grand diet targets that disrupt your life are a recipe for failure, says Buckley. By making minor adjustments, the writer lost more than three stone over the course of a few months. So see what a little everyday effort could do to your silhouette... 16

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Slow snacking Allow yourself a snack - but eat it slowly. The likelihood is you’re not that hungry at all, but are looking for a burst of energy or a sugar rush. If you eat snacks quickly you’ll want another one as soon as you’ve finished the first. So, the more you practise eating slowly, the less you’ll be craving. Get brushing If you do have a fattening treat, such as chocolate, brush your teeth afterwards. It’ll stop you from wanting more... and more! Slow down eating Eating slowly tricks the stomach into thinking it has had more food than it actually has, because it takes longer to finish the meal. Train yourself to eat more slowly. It really does work! |

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Health: Ssh! Lose weight in 20 minutes Serve up When dishing up your food, arrange it on small plates. Not only will it look more attractive, but it will encourage you to eat less. Remember, quality over quantity! Small changes Cut down on fat, carbohydrates and sugar, but don’t cut them out entirely. Try cutting the fat off your bacon or having one and a half sugars in your tea rather than two. Little changes will make a big difference. Reduce the booze Alcohol is very fattening, so drink small bottles of beer instead of large ones and use small wine glasses for that evening tipple. Don’t forget: always sip your drinks slowly. It makes them more enjoyable. Make more When making a meal with fresh vegetables, such as carrots, cauliflower and peppers, prepare more of them than you’re going to eat. Put the extras in a bowl in the fridge so you have fresh, healthy snacks whenever you feel peckish. Get saucy If you buy takeaway food, order the main dishes without sauce and vegetable dishes with sauce as these tend to be less fattening. This way, you get a healthier sauce with the meal. Drink up Drink water with every meal, even if it’s an accompaniment to another drink. It helps you fill up more quickly. Water’s also very good for your health and practically free.

Caffeine fix Drinking coffee or tea during the day helps control hunger in much the same way as drinking water. But don’t over do it! If you like to drink a lot of coffee, try switching from milk-drenched drinks, like lattes or cappuccinos, to Americanos. They’re less fattening, yet just as satisfying. Perfect with pasta If you’re cooking pasta - like Spaghetti Bolognese - always give yourself lots of sauce and less pasta than you would usually have. This way you can still enjoy the food and fill up on the less fattening aspect of the meal. Also, swap parmesan for salt and pepper. Grab a bag Treat yourself to a bag of grapes. They’re sweet, easy to pop in the mouth and often crunchy - the perfect snack, in other words. Buck the fizz Try to drop sugary drinks from your diet (at least in the short-term) and if you have to drink them, go for the diet option instead. The healthy choice A healthy diet should consist of plenty of fruit and vegetables, starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta (try to choose whole grain varieties when you can) and potatoes, protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and pulses, some milk and dairy foods, as well as small amounts of foods high in fat, salt and sugar. Step it up It’s really not hard to be a little more active on a daily basis. And it will really burn those calories. Think about how you can be more

active without disrupting your daily routine. It can be as simple as carrying baskets around the supermarket instead of pushing a trolley. Get cooking Making a meal from scratch reminds you just what you’re eating. So buy a cookbook and begin avoiding pre-packaged food. Your taste buds will soon start craving personalised lunchtime sandwiches and fresh suppers, above bland, salt-heavy supermarket versions. Get fit and burn calories Try doing these activities for 20 minutes for a quick-fix fitness solution... :: Ironing - 30 calories :: Cleaning windows - 56 calories

:: Playing pool - 66 calories :: Walking - 70 calories :: Dancing - 90 calories :: Gardening - 106 calories :: Cycling - 124 calories :: Jogging - 130 calories :: Football - 140 calories :: Tennis - 144 calories :: Swimming - 150 calories Ssh! Lose Weight in 20 Minutes by Alex Buckley is published by MX Publishing, priced £9.99. Available now.

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Inside knowledge: Reiki ISOBEL HAMID

Reiki Healing Isobel Hamid of Healing Hands & Altissima Training in Lancaster talks to us about the healing power of Reiki.

Reiki is a powerful ancient ‘laying-on of hands’ healing system, thought to have been used by Buddha and Jesus. The act of laying hands on the body to comfort and relieve pain is instinctive. When you hurt yourself, you automatically rub the place. A mother will ‘kiss better’ her child, or stroke the forehead of a feverish baby. Human touch conveys warmth, serenity and healing. For people receiving Reiki treatment, great benefits may be experienced immediately, even after only one healing. Reiki allows people to take more control of their health, and often to avoid the invasive methods of the medical system. Reiki cannot replace mainstream medicine, but in many cases it can do things that conventional medicine can’t do and achieve results much more gently and positively. It works on several levels – mental, emotional, spiritual and physical. Be assured - Reiki can never do any harm and the healer can never make a mistake. Usually you lie down on a bed or therapy couch, with relaxing music playing softly in the background (or, if you prefer, complete silence). Over the course of about an hour, the healer places her hands in each of the 21 energy centres along the front and back of your body, and, if you prefer not to be touched, working in the aura just above your body is just as effective. Healers never touch intimate places and always ask your permission to touch you before a session begins.

Do you have to undress? No. You remove only your shoes and a watch or jewellery. To be completely relaxed, wear comfortable loose-fitting garments. How should you prepare yourself for treatment? In order to enhance the results of the healing you receive, it is recommended that you follow a process of purification or detoxification beforehand. This will allow the healing energies to work more efficiently and create greater benefits for you. The following steps are entirely optional and you should follow them only if you feel guided to. Healings can be give at any time - morning, afternoon or early evening. You will probably feel very relaxed afterwards and possibly want to go home and sleep, or you may release some suppressed sadness by shedding tears. This is a welcome and healthy outcome, known as a ‘healing response’. Sometimes nothing much seems to be happening, but the healing process has started and will continue to work over a period of days. The healing goes to whichever part of your mind or body needs it. You may have Reiki healing as often as you feel you want to. Your instincts will guide you. It is important that you continue to take any prescribed medication and, when you next go to see your doctor, and as a courtesy tell him or her about your Reiki sessions. Rest assured that Reiki cannot conflict with any treatment you are already receiving and may possibly hasten the recovery process.

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The common cold

Health: The Common cold

It happens to everyone, sometimes multiple times a year, that’s why it’s called the common cold, right? While we’re all familiar with the common cold, we may only know of one or two ways to fight it, which usually involve some sort of over-the-counter medication, or the folk remedy. But there are much better ways to prevent and treat the common cold, using traditional non-drug remedies and good solid nutrition: Wash your hands well/use hand sanitiser when out Colds and flu are the most common and communicable ailments and spread easily between people.

Build your immune system Eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep/excersise as colds are more likely to strike when a person’s immunity is low. Reduce Stress in your life Research suggests stress can lower resistance to colds.

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Alternative or natural medicine and Acupuncture are natural ways the help the human body get rid of the virus infection and at the same time they may prevent the infection again. In both colds and flu, treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms and pain. If after three to four days there is no change in symptoms, or a worsening of symptoms occurs, seek immediate medical attention. Alternative or natural medicine has a lot to offer in fighting the bacteria and viruses behind colds and flus. Acupuncture treatment is very effective to help you fight colds and flu. Specific acupoints can be used to help rid the body of the virus infection. Natural Healing System Bring your body back to health in a compementary way Treatments which have been proven for over 4,000 years

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Does PMS effect your life?

Health: Premenstrual Syndrome

Tense, irritable or just feeling down are all symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome, which it’s estimated affects one in three women.

If each month you regularly fly off the handle at your partner or children for no apparent reason, feel anxious and panicky at work despite normally being measured and in control, or have inexplicable bouts of low mood, you could be suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). While PMS is often a topic for humour, it can be lifelimiting for those who suffer severe bouts of the condition - around one in 20 women. Other symptoms can include irritability, mood swings, headaches, food cravings, anxiety and depression, through to uncharacteristic outbursts of anger or tearfulness. In general, the impact of the condition on women has been largely poorly understood by the medical profession and they are often inadequately treated, says Nick Panay, a consultant gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, London, and chairman of the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS). “Up to 45% of women have PMS which interferes with their quality of life, five to 10% have it very severely. This can have a terrible effect on sufferers and lead to loss of jobs, break-up of relationships and families,” he says. PMS is thought to be caused by changes in levels of the hormone progesterone in the body, due to menstruation, but it is not known why some women suffer more than others. Increasing numbers of women are opting for hysterectomies to put an end to the problem. Sadly, many others suffer in silence because they are reluctant to admit to having PMS because they fear it will have repercussions on their careers, and they will be perceived, totally wrongly, as potentially unreliable or neurotic. 22

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What treatments are available? There is no specific medication, and it can be a case of trial and error to find what works for an individual. (Always seek medical advice before taking any medication) Can diet help? Improving diet is considered by many nutritionists to be helpful. In general, they advise a diet rich in fibre, protein and essential fats, and to reduce intake of sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol. Stay Active Being more active by swimming, running or just walking more, can all help. Exercise is thought to help keep hormone levels constant as well as encouraging the brain to produce more of the feel-good chemical serotonin and boost endorphins, which can work to alleviate the emotional symptoms of PMS.” Cut the caffeine For example, caffeine elevates oestrogen levels, which may increase the symptoms of PMS, so avoid drinking too much tea, coffee and caffeinated energy or fizzy drinks. Alternative medicines Accupuncture can be used within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the basic imbalance that causes PMS or PMT (Premenstrual Tension) is liver qi stagnation. The liver in TCM is responsible for the smooth flow of qi (energy), and reflects the rise and fall of hormones in the endocrine system.

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@Lancaster brings you six of the best gadgets to help you doze off By Peter Jenkinson The frustration that can occur when you want to nod off but simply cannot is beyond compare. The harder you try, the further away from snoozeville you seem to get. If you’re having trouble nodding off, and counting sheep and lullabies aren’t quite having the desired effect, let us show you a pick of six gadgets designed to help you doze off, achieve a deeper sleep and have yourself in peak condition when the alarm bell rings. App Nap - Deep Sleep CD - £9.99 from www.withandrewjohnson.com

Created by renowned therapist Andrew Johnson, the Deep Sleep CD (also available as an app) lasts for 30 minutes and has an impressive 95% success rate in sending folks to sleep. Using a combination of relaxation techniques, it’ll assist in drifting you into a deep, natural and restful sleep. Sleep Machine - i-relax All Senses £99.99 from uk.oregonscientific.com

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It’s great to fall asleep listening to soothing tunes, but conventional ‘Paul Smith’ earbuds or headsets are likely to beuses Her uncomfortable to sleep with. These SleepPhones have a soft fleece band with thin, removable speakers. It’s delivered with a CD containing three sleep tracks - night, night.

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Fashion: Autumn/Winter Coats Global Mix Pompom Beanie £5, Grey Duffel Coat £40, Super Skinny Jean £16, Matalan

Red Retro Padded Gilet £45, Green Aran Swing Jumper £35, River Island

Tweed Coat, £29.99, TK Maxx

FOR me, nothing symbolises the start of winter quite like stepping out in a new coat on a crisp, frosty morning. A seasonal staple and a wise investment – a coat will be your most-worn garment over the next six months so it is important to choose one you absolutely love. That’s right fashion fans – a good coat can lift even the dreariest of outfits. It can turn heads; transform your look; and - let’s not forget- keep you warm. This winter, the high street has this important item all wrapped up. From snuggly duffel coats and funky faux fur numbers; to stylish tweeds, seriously smart military jackets and 1960s swing coats – there is certainly no shortage of outerwear offerings. And for those keen to save some cash for Christmas – our favourite shops boast a fantastic array of scarves, gloves and accessories to bring last year’s coat bang up to date. With the nights drawing in around us, now is the time to stock up. So ladies, what are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!

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An Exhibition Inspired by Film, Theatre and Music

“[unbox] celebrated its 1st birthday in September and in that year it has made a dynamic stamp on Lancaster’s artistic and retail landscape. It has a strong personality which in part reflects lifestyles influenced by gigs, cult movies The exhibition runs and iconic performers. Visitors to the Brock Street store from Sept 13th “Showtime” is our homage will be able to see the coolest of through to March to the vibrant culture of the cool from local and national 2012 and is definitely music, stage and screen with artists and makers plus the most a show NOT to be jewellery, wall art, interior cutting edge gift ideas from the missed! gifts, ceramics and textile hippest designer brands around. accessories inspired by that genre. We believe the items we are Jane Richardson, Managing Director and showcasing are indeed iconic in their owner of [unbox] offers a teaser as to what own right.” you can expect; Urban Gift boutique and gallery [unbox] launches a showstopper of an exhibition from 13th September; “Showtime” is inspired by Film, Theatre and Music and amongst others features the work of iconic pop artist SIR PETER BLAKE.

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St Nicholas Arcades is this year celebrating  20 years as one of Lancaster’s major shopping   destinations. Regular  customers will not have failed to see the changes that have taken place  this year which have all been part of a major  redevelopment programme.

With a new exciting shopping experience on it’s way, Jerry North Centre Manager of St Nicholas Arcades tells us more...

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In early August work commenced on an   exciting re-configuration of the whole of the rear of the shopping centre. This has meant the  loss of the six kiosk units that lined Rendsburg  Way and the relocation of a number of existing businesses to elsewhere in the scheme in order to allow demolition of the whole of the rear of the centre. All this in order to create five new shop units ranging in size from 1000 to 15000 square feet, the largest of which having been taken by NEXT to open a  full range store which will  larger offerings from not just be providing  children’s  their men’s, ladies and clothing      and accessories ranges but will be sufficient   in size to accommodate selections from their  The shopping centre will be trading as normal HOME lines. The owners of the Arcades are        the construction period with our existing pleased to report that the interest in each of the   throughout      tenants including Boots and Argos happy to see other available units has been terrific and it is            old and new during this exciting time. hoped some exciting announcements on future       customers   There willbe no interruption to the normal levels of occupiers will be made soon.                service customers have come to expect particularly        over the very busy Christmas period. Full plans are ondisplay within the Arcades to           are to complete with the launch of the give shoppers and visitors idea of the  work        Works             due   an   brand new NEXT store in March 2012. involved and what the results will look like  upon completion.            @Lancaster Community Magazine - THE best quality magazine in Lancaster 31  

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Ferrari 458 Italia Following in the tracks of the F430, the stunning new 458 shows off it’s eye catching design that not only looks stunning but offers practicalities that supercars rarely manage. Stop me if you’ve heard this cliché before, but competition really does improve the breed. That normally applies to horses of course so it would seem entirely appropriate then that this maxim can be applied to the latest baby Ferrari. This particular prancing horse has been available in the UK for a little while now, but it is particularly relevant since this introduction of its key rival, built by a fellow Formula 1 team in the less glamorous surroundings of Woking: rivals on the track and rivals on the road.

must-have factor of downforce. It’s certainly not the case that these two things are remotely compatible, yet the 458 somehow is dramatic and purposeful all at once. Pictures cannot fully convey the complex curves, slashes and sheer bravado of the shape, but it is truly stunning in the way that a Ferrari should be. Remarkably it does this whilst still achieving something else that supercars shouldn’t manage, namely offering proper vision for the driver both front and back.

The 458 has to follow in the wheel tracks of the F430, which was an undoubted success for Ferrari, particularly in full-on Scuderia form. In many ways this is its biggest challenge: the F430 Scuderia was such an experience and so spectacular to drive that the 458 could easily seem too civilised in comparison.

Climb inside through the surprisingly sensible door aperture and the cabin manages to be also comfortable and relatively straightforward. Rather than having a conventional dashboard, all the major controls are grouped around two pods either side of the steering wheel. It may seem slightly odd at first, but a few miles it all it takes to become accustomed - and to appreciate it. Much has also been made of the indicators, which are two buttons mounted close to your thumbs on the steering wheel. While they take a bit longer to become second nature, they will do so, and what that gives you in terms of freedom

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Motoring: Ferrari 458 Italia

FACTS AT A GLANCE Ferrari 458 Italia, £173,181

Engine: 4.5-litre petrol unit producing 570bhp and 398lb.ft of torque

Transmission: Seven-speed dual clutch automatic driving the rear wheels Performance: Top speed 202mph, 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds Economy: 20.6mpg combined Emissions: 275g/km of CO2 to operate the gearshift paddles behind the wheel is worth any occasional hiccup. This pretty well sums up the whole feeling of the 458 Italia as you begin to put some miles beneath its wheels. It is certainly the easiest Ferrari to live with bar none - use the clever manettino switch to turn it full automatic, the softest suspension and the quietest exhaust mode and you can trundle around town or cruise on the motorway and actually forget why people are slowing down to gawp at you and take pictures at traffic lights. It gets on with the business of driving as much like an ordinary car, and the reality is that for many owners this will represent a good chunk of time behind the wheel. People want to use their Ferraris every day, and this one can perform that role with ease. This is only half the challenge of course. It is inconceivable that Ferrari would create a car that

was easy to live with an end up sacrificing driving pleasure as a result. Yet when driven normally it’s hard to imagine that it that can still deliver the thrills that are synonymous with the famous badge. All it takes is a quick flick of the manettino switch to sharpen the throttle response, the gearbox and the exhaust to put the 458 Italia into full performance mode. Squeeze the accelerator and well before it reaches the floor there is a massive swell of acceleration and an urgent blare from the engine. Keep pushing and both the noise and the pace continue to build rapidly until there is a shocking crescendo of sound and noise, punctuated by a flick of the paddle to change gear before it starts all over again. Your senses are bombarded as it gives its all, and it is such an addictive combination you’ll want to experience it over and over again.

Approach a bend at speed and the tremendous stopping power of the standard carbon ceramic brakes is hugely reassuring, with down shifts executed via the left paddle and accompanied by delicious throttle blips to keep the engine on song. Point the 458 into the bend and it feels so responsive and yet friendly at the same time. How much the car helps you through is up to you: switch off all the safety systems and the car will dance to your tune, but even with a moderate setting you can hustle a long with eyewidening speed and total security. With such broad targets and notoriously demanding clientele to satisfy, the 458 Italia could have easily been a car compromised by trying to please too many people. That it is at the same time an easy car to live with and yet one of the most satisfying and thrilling Ferraris ever made has ensured it will go down as one of the all-time greatest cars to wear the famous Prancing Horse.

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Motoring: Mini Coupe FACTS AT A GLANCE BMW Mini Coupe, from £23,795 Engine: 1.6-litre petrol unit developing 211bhp.

Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission as standard, driving the front wheels.

Mini Coupe

Performance: Maximum speed 149mph, 0-62mph 6.4 seconds. Economy: 39.8 mpg

Emissions: 165g/km of CO2

Back in 2001 few industry watchers had high hopes for the longevity of the Mini brand. But the Coupe, it’s proof that there’s plenty of life left in the brand, and its own sporty personality is genuine and infectious. In the space of a decade, BMW has achieved something many thought impossible. Since 2001 its Mini range has clocked up two million sales and is available in 90 markets around the world. Not bad for something cynics thought would be a fashion flash in the pan. Part of that success can be attributed to the regular introduction of new bodystyles. The original three-door hatch spawned a convertible, then a ‘mini’ estate and more recently a full four-seat compact SUV, the Countryman. You can now add a two-seat coupe to the list, a variant Mini executives hope will attract buyers seeking a more focused and sporty experience. The Mini Coupe performs its duties as a halo model for the rest of the range with aplomb. Its heavily raked windscreen and low-slung profile is the most dramatic look yet for a Mini. Although width and length dimensions are near identical to the 34

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hatch, the Coupe’s height is 29mm lower. And, thanks to its equally rakish rear screen, you’re left in no doubt that the Coupe is a strict two-seater. Fear not on the practicality front, though. With a hatchback tailgate that opens to reveal a maximum volume of 280 litres plus a throughload slot into the cabin, it’s on par with the estate-like Clubman. Up front there’s the usual oddment spaces you’ll find in any Mini. Along with its looks, the Mini Coupe has been designed to behave a little different on the road. With its firmer suspension set up, the Coupe has been designed to deliver a more focused experience for the keen driver. As such, there’s noticeably less roll through corners and there’s a greater willingness to change direction. Thankfully such changes haven’t resulted in a reduction in the quality of the car’s ride. Yes, it’s a bit stiffer |

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than a regular three-door hatch, but you get to keep your fillings at the end of a journey. The trade-off is a more chuckable and engaging drive, which is what you’d expect from a two-seat coupe. Reinforcing the car’s sporty character is an engine line-up comprised of Mini’s more powerful diesel and petrol units. There’s no One or One D here, as the Coupe range starts with the familiar Cooper badge and its 122 horsepower offering. The Cooper S shares the Cooper’s 1.6 petrol unit but adds a turbo to produce 184 horsepower, while the John Cooper Works variant’s output from the same motor is a heady 211 horsepower. Diesel fans can opt for the Cooper SD, which boasts a 2.0-litre turbo unit outputting 143 horsepower. It also offers the lowest emissions and economy performance - 114g/ km and 65.7mpg respectively.

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Win a

ÂŁ50 voucher to spend....

Just simply draw a spooky picture and drop into the Arndale spooky box, next to the main door of the shopping mall. Closing date: 31st October 2011

Open Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 4pm

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“As wise and touching as it is funny” Telegraph

Lancaster Footlights presents Alan Ayckbourn’s

3 bedrooms, 4 couples... Tuesday 18th October to Friday 21st October at 7:30 pm Saturday 22nd October at 2:30pm Tuesday and Saturday all seats £7 | Wednesday to Friday £9/ £8 conc. Tickets available from the theatre box office

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“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon” Three Weeks

FROM THE COMPANY THAT BROUGHT YOU THE GRUFFALO & ROOM ON THE BROOM Wednesday 2nd November 11am & 1.30pm

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Two fantastic shows

Theatre: Bedroom Farce and The Snow Dragon

Lancaster Footlights’ opener to the Autumn season will be Bedroom Farce a classic piece by Alan Ayckbourn and Tall Stories are bringing The Snow Dragon for the children. “As wise and touching as it is funny” Telegraph

Lancaster Footlights presents Alan Ayckbourn’s

3 bedrooms, 4 couples...

“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon” Three Weeks

The critically acclaimed company Tall Stories, that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom return with their latest production 01524 64695 The Snow Dragon, based on the famous book by Toby Mitchell.

The play is ‘what it says on the tin’ – a lightly comedic portrayal of connected events set in three bedrooms during one night and the following morning.

The night of the Snow Dragon approaches.....

The cast consists of four married couples,and events begin with them all getting ready for a night out. The plot explores the differences in relationships between the younger and older generations while capitalizing on certain unlikely issues that may strain the relationships even further.

Tuesday 18th October to Friday 21st October at 7:30 pm Saturday 22nd October at 2:30pm

Tuesday and Saturday all seats £7 | Wednesday to Friday £9/ £8 conc. Tickets available from the theatre box office

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FROM THE COMPANY THAT BROUGHT YOU THE GRUFFALO & ROOM ON THE BROOM

Bedroom Farce A5.indd 1

Wednesday 2nd November 11am & 1.30pm www.lancastergrand.co.uk

Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy’s parents tell him about the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies during the night. But when Billy bumps into some wolves in the woods, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. Find out how Billy escapes- and whether the Snow Dragon will bring him a present. Has Billy been naughty or nice?

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and Ayckbourn follows in the same tradition. This particular play was written and set in 1975 - the year of the Vauxhall Cavalier, the first episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’ and the year that Margaret Thatcher became leader of her party! As one of the characters remarks - “Bedrooms tell you a lot about people”. Come along and find out about these people at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre, from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st October at 7.30 pm and on Saturday 22nd October at 2.30 pm. Tickets cost £9 / £8 concessions, Wednesday to Friday, £7 for Tuesday evening and Saturday matinee, and are available from the theatre box office- telephone 0152464695 or online at: www.lancastergrand.co.uk.

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Ruskin’s Flora

Local Arts: Ruskin’s Flora Exhibition

Botany was one of the 19th century writer John Ruskin’s great passions. His writings on landscape art include close scrutiny of trees and plants, and in 1844 he made an album of pressed flowers picked in the Alps at Chamonix. Most of his manuscript diaries, now kept at the Ruskin Library, contain botanical drawings and notes, becoming ever more detailed in the 1860s as he turned from writing about art and architecture to a broader study of nature and society. In later years Ruskin began several books on natural science, including Proserpina (1875-1886), which has been described as the most stimulating book ever written about flowers. This centred on an attempt at a wholly new botanical classification, focusing as much on popular names and poetic associations as on detailed botanical examination. His interest was not in cultivated

plants – he described a flower garden “an assembly of unfortunate beings, pampered and bloated above their natural size” – but in what he called, in the book’s subtitle, “Wayside Flowers … among the Alps, and in the Scotland and England which my father knew.” This exhibition includes drawings and watercolours newly conserved and not previously displayed. As well as sections on the Alps and Ruskin’s books Modern Painters and Proserpina, there will be material from the University herbarium relating to the flora of Cumbria, complemented with work by contemporary artists inspired by Ruskin, including Victoria Crowe and Kate Houghton. Study day on Saturday 12 November, Ruskin’s Flora: John Ruskin and the Art of Botanical Painting (in association with the Lancaster Environment Centre). completion.

RUSKIN LIBRARY and Research Centre ----- Lancaster University

10 Oct – 16 Dec 2011

Ruskin’s Flora:

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Local Arts: Autumn/Spring programme

C ontemporary theatre & dance Matt Fenton

An Autumn and Spring programme from some of the most influential theatre and dance companies in the country... right here in the Lancaster district. Live at LICA (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts) is the combined arts organisation formed from the merger of the Nuffield Theatre, Peter Scott Gallery and Lancaster International Concerts at Lancaster University. Live at LICA Director, Matt Fenton, talks about the public programme of professional theatre, dance and live art coming to Lancaster this Autumn. “Lancaster is a funny old place. Morecambe too. It has cultural riches that are better known the further away you travel. When I was based in the South West, long before moving here in 2003, there was no question that the Nuffield Theatre represented one of the most important and influential contemporary theatre programmes in England. Similarly, More Music and Ludus Dance were for me the leading models of community music and dance in education in the country. Say this in Lancaster, and you sometimes get slightly blank expressions. Nuffield who? I feel the same when I look at where the work we present and commission at Live at LICA then plays: Sydney Opera House, Centre Pompidou, Barbican, South Bank Centre, Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Vienna Festwochen, Berlin’s Schauwbuhne, New York’s PS122. Every year, we bring performances 40

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otherwise seen in major world cities to Lancaster, and develop new shows that tour extensively to venues and festivals around the world. Like the cultural activity of the Dukes, Litfest, More Music, the Storey and Ludus Dance, it’s something to think about and, I hope, be proud of. This Autumn is no exception. We have put together a programme combining the most exciting companies from the region (Proto-type theatre, Company Chameleon, Quarantine), with influential companies from across the UK such as The Featherstonehaughs, Ben Wright and Reckless Sleepers, as well as a new exhibition from the visual artist and performance art superstar Franko B. Finally, a top tip for Spring 2012… Just back from a sell-out run at the Sydney Opera House, renowned young people’s theatre company Fevered Sleep are coming to us in February 2012 with their stunning The Forest (“Exquisite... captivated and moved me” The Times). To discover our full line up of international artists visit www.liveatlica.org or call the box office, who’ll be happy to chat through our programme in more detail, on 01524 594151 alternatively contact us via email at: hello@liveatlica.org

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Live at LICA

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THEATRE & DANCE 20 OCTOBER

COMPANY CHAMELEON

A double bill of dance theatre exploring male masculinity 22 OCTOBER

QUARANTINE

Exposing the hidden process of transforming a theatre 2 & 3 NOVEMBER

THE FEATHERSTONEHAUGHS

The final farewell tour from this pioneering dance company 10 & 11 NOVEMBER

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Wyn Abbot owner of The Pottery at Greenlands farm talks to us about the history of Halloween and how you can put some Halloween magic into some pottery over half term October is a time of darker nights and darker mornings, cold & rain and spooky callings! Halloween is coming! Love it or hate it, think it’s too commercial or a bit of fun… whatever your views Halloween has a long history & lots of mythology. Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-en). 2,000 years ago the UK was inhabited by the Celts who celebrated their new year on the 1st November. This marked the end of summer and the harvest season but also the beginning of the dark cold winter months. The Celts believed that on the 31st October the eve of their new year, the veil between the living and the dead was thin and that ghosts returned to earth. This was a time to appease the spirits but also to remember kindly those who had gone before. Today we see little witches & wizards out trick or treating, a tradition that originated from a time when people went from door to door asking for donations of food to donate to their deities & collecting kindling to place on top of the hill for their bonfire. There is no doubt about it the commercial element has kicked in. Everywhere you look skeletons peek out of shop windows, spider webs hang in doorways and spooky sightings are everywhere. 42

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An appetite exists for witches & wizards, vampires and ghouls in our society in films, & games, we all liked to be scared (a bit) whether sitting around a campfire telling ghost stories or watching a scary film – it gets our adrenalin going. Our most famous wizard of the day is Harry Potter who has worked is way into many a heart and depicts a whole world of witches & wizards who whilst practicing their spells are interested in defeating the bad and embracing the good. The magical and ‘spellbinding’ elements of Hogwarts feed our imagination and mythology. So at this time of the year what better way to celebrate Halloween than to embrace the Hogwarts way of life! For the whole of half term week we will be embedding magic into our pottery sessions culminating in our Halloween Festival on Saturday 29th October when you can visit: Hogwarts Pottery School for Witches & Wizards! - Come and meet Harry the Potter & Professor Bumbledore -Lesson of the day: Alchemy - learn how to turn a lump of clay into a Griffin - Creepy Face Painting - Wizardy Pottery Tel: 01524 784197 or email info@wynabbot.com

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Destination: Albania

Jonny Bealby went Horse Trekking through villages and mountains in Albania, sunbathed on a private beach and swam in the clear waters of the Adriatic sea. My guide, Auron, picked me up at the airport and on the way into Tirana started to explain something of the trip upon which we are about to embark. ‘It is important,’ he said, in near perfect English, ‘that the group understand this is a new venture in Albanian tourism. No one has ever organised a commercial horse trek through the country before and we must all keep an open mind.’ That sounded like sensible advice.

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and off we set, across the river and into the hills. And so my spirit soared. It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, we were soon high up a verdant mountainside with Greece at our backs, and Byron’s ‘rugged land of savage men’ in front.

As Auron continued it transpired that certain fairly crucial things had already gone array. We had been planning on taking some very elegant horses from a stable in Tirana for the trek. I was now to learn that they - yes, the entire stable - had developed some kind of hoof infection and would not last a day never mind a week. Auron had just got back from the south rounding up some local replacements.

Next day - The skies were clear, the landscape spectacular and the horses and riders happy. We took lunch by a water channel, in the shade of a Mediterranean Oak and then pushed on, up a trail towards another distant village. Here an old boy grabbed a lift on one of our mules, claiming he’d show us a short cut but in reality getting a lift home. Riding up and up, we finally emerged on the top of the mountain; in what was apparently an ancient Epir city (3rd Century BC) called Antigone. The sun burst through the clouds in golden shafts illuminating the valley and the distant hills - another magic moment.

First day We met the horses in a field by the road and to be honest I was rather relieved. Although small, the average being around 13.2, they had quite elegant proportions, no gaping wounds (as can happen in this part of the world) and pleasant demeanours. By quarter to one, three hours later than scheduled, my intrepid bunch mounted their rugged steeds

Day Three - In the afternoon we rode on through meadows and vineyards, crossed small rivers, waved at shepherds, and eventually reached the village of Andon Poci. Here we left the horses and, jumped into a minibus and headed to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Gjirokastra where we checked into the town’s best hotel. Well, it is supposed to be a holiday!

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Travel: Albania

Best time to travel: Dry season June-September. Cold and wet from October - May Flights: Most internation flights are to the Capital Tirana (2.5 hours from UK) Capital: Tirana Day Four - First there was the world heritage town to Gjiorkastra to explore. This is a gorgeous little town of narrow cobbled streets, flanked by charming whitewashed houses with slate tilted roofs, climbing up the hillside towards an impressive Ottoman fort. In any other part of the world the cafes here would be packed with camera-wielding tourist, the shops converted from selling local produce to local people to tacky souvenirs outlets. Except for a small establishment selling intricate handmade lace, all the other shops were what you would expect in any town: butchers, bakers, flower shops etc. It is strange but Albania just doesn’t seem to register in the international tourist psyche. Jonny swaps the horses for a day on the beach in Albania - We didn’t return to the horses today but instead drove to the coast. We found ourselves on a private beach with nothing but the clear waters of the Adriatic before us. We swam, sunbathed and had a delicious picnic of wild sea bass, octopus and red snapper, before heading off north for our next hotel, deep in the Keltyra Gorge. A very nice day, away from the hassle of horses and tack. Back to work tomorrow! Our last ride in Albania saw us push further up the Kelcyra Gorge, a beautiful, pine forested valley that

Borders: Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece Geography: Less than 62 miles of water between Albania and the heel of the Italian boot. Safety: See current embassy travel advice Information: Set to join the EU in 2014, Albania is being touted as the next boom area for investment. carries huge historical significance. Besides being the scene of numerous skirmishes in WWII, it was here in 198 BC that the world changed for ever as Philip V of Macedonia, and head of the ailing Greek Empire, was defeated by Titius Flaminious of Rome, thus ushering in the time of Roman supremacy. Albania is a land of black Mercedes and rubbish tips, of gapping unfinished concrete monstrosities, and derelict factories, of potholed roads.... But it is also a country of beautiful mountains and meandering turquoise rivers, of impressive and rarely visited archaeological sites and picturesque hillside towns complete with Ottoman forts and Crusader castles. It has delicious Mediterranean cuisine, passable wine, at least one unspoilt beach and a million lazy cafes. It has a good tourist infrastructure, and yet virtually no tourism. Quite why it has remained so resolutely off the tourist trail, can only be down to its public image, and sooner or later that will change. And as for horse trekking? It will take time and effort to turn this into a viable commercial operation. But we will certainly be giving it a go. Bottom line, although at times tough and worryingly unpredictable, it has been a wonderful week Jonny Bealby

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J im cuts it

Local Artist: Jim Attwood

@Lancaster caught up with local artist Jim Attwood, he shares with us some of his work and a little about himself Where were you born and brought up? When did you move to Lancaster? I am a Yorkshireman, born in a farmhouse near Tadcaster in the 60’s. I came to Lancaster originally as a student but returned here in the mid 90’s and have remained ever since. Tell us a bit about yourself. I am not really one for bibliographies so all I will say is that I am a happy man and I have a couple of fantastic children and a beautiful partner. Do you hold art qualifications or did this start as a hobby. I did an Art foundation at the City Lit in London when installation and video art was all the rage. I have always tried to paint with oils but became intrigued with the art of paper cutting for some reason. What inspired you to become an artist? Art is something that everyone does and I don’t really consider myself an artist. I really like the ideas

behind ‘outsider’ art and the belief that everyone makes art and that it can all be appreciated. Saying that I have produced some right rubbish. Its seems people like the paper cutting and I really enjoy producing it so it is a win win.

local area is full of fantastic views. I have produced some pictures of certain trees, such as one at the Fairy steps near Arnside that is unusual in a twisted and exhausted sort of way.

Is this your full time occupation? At present I don’t really make any money from this artwork. I have worked locally for a charity for the last 10 years or so but that got taken over by a business and I was made redundant. Whilst searching for work I am pretty much a full time father.

Do you use any special tools? I use a selection of craft knives. I do think maybe I could have been a surgeon with a scalpel but perhaps given the mistakes I make maybe its a good thing that I didn’t.

How to you go about creating one of your paper art pieces? Each one is different but really its just a piece of black paper/card, a knife or scissors and a great deal of patience. Children happily asleep and some good music helps. Where do you take inspiration for each piece? I try to use places, views and objects that are nearby. Lancaster has some great buildings and the

Where can people view your work? Some of it is currently on the Gregson website, but I am currently setting up an etsy page - JimsPaperArt (Etsy is a website that hosts shops that sell handmade products from around the world) where it can be purchased. I am hoping to have some more exhibitions but I need to produce some more pictures first. I can be contacted directly if anyone is interested in my work at: jimspaperart@gmail.com

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R ioja

The Wineyard & Deli

The Wineyard & Deli tells us all about Rioja, the perfect Autumn wine. As the leaves start to turn and the nights draw in I realise that autumn is now upon us and my thoughts turn to wines that are somewhat more rich and warming. My perfect autumnal wine is Rioja, not the white or Rose Rioja which make perfect summer tipples but lovely rich warming Rioja Tinto. This great British favourite comes from Spain’s premier wine region situated in the North-Eastern part of Spain under the shadow of the mighty Pyrenees. These red wines are made predominantly from the Tempranillo grape variety which is Spain’s top red variety with sometimes a little Graciano, Garnacha or Mazeulo added to give some complexity. These wines are made in a lovely smooth style with a nice rich vanilla background which comes from the old tradition of ageing these wines in oak barrels. They are made in a wide variety of styles from Joven (Lightly oaked) to Crianza (1 year in oak) then Reserva (2 years minimum in oak) to the masterpiece that is a Gran Reserva (with a minimum of 3 years in oak) All these styles have one thing in common, the oak ageing which is what gives Rioja it’s distinctive charm. Aged mostly in American oak which grows quicker than European oak and has larger pores which release into the wine lots of lovely vanilla tannins which is Rioja’s hallmark along with soft smooth berry fruit flavours. So as the days get shorter and the woollies come out try some Rioja Tinto to ignite the heater within. 2 to Try Vino Zaco Joven Rioja. £8.99 or 2 for £16.00 A almost new world style of Rioja, with ripe lovely juicy forest fruit flavours all balanced with just a light touch of oak. Vega Del Rayo Rioja Reserva £10.99 or 2 for £20.00 A classic style of Rioja with rich raspberry fruits that are all finished off with a lovely dollop of vanilla rounded off with smooth tannins. 50

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Weekend wine breaks

Travel: Weekend Breaks

TAP Portugal flies from London Gatwick to Funchal in Madeira once a day, from £136 one-way including all taxes, in October and November.

If you’re looking for a wine tasting trip with a difference, head to the mountainous sub-tropical island of Madeira. Located off the west coast of Morocco, the island’s vineyards have flourished thanks to the fertile volcanic soil, making Madeira wine world famous. Fortified with brandy, the wine is gently warmed during its maturation, a centuries-old practice first discovered on long trade journeys to the Americas and Far East. To find out more about the island’s winemaking history, head to The Old Blandy Wine Lodge in the heart of Funchal town, where you can soak up the heady aromas of fine wines. Due to the wines’ outstanding ageing capability, some of the casks hold vintages dating back to the last century.

Take yourself away for the weekend and head to the sub-tropical island of Madeira to sample their world famous wine.

The driest wines are made from the Sercial grape grown on high cool slopes mainly on the north of the Island. The sweetest Madeiras are made from the rich Malmsey grape which flourishes on the warmer lower-lying vineyards, particularly around São João on the north and Jardim do Mar on the south. The harvest started in midAugust and is completed by the middle of October when a wine festival takes place in Funchal. The grapes are all picked by hand from the small terraced vineyards situated on the steep slopes around the island and then transported to the ‘adegas’ -wineries- where the winemaking takes place. A fitting place to rest your head is Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro, which sits high above Funchal.

Owned and operated by the Blandy family, this stunning five-star country house brings to mind a period drama in the vein of Poirot. Guests in the 37 rooms can enjoy the golf course, the famous 200-yearold Palheiro Gardens, beloved for the camellias nestled among the ancient trees, and the luxurious spa and restaurant. For a new perspective of the island, take to the seas in the estate’s private motor yacht, Balancal. Cruise to the Faja dos Padres restaurant, which sits at the base of a sheer cliff, for a lunch of fresh fish. You’ll have moor up and swim the last few metres to shore, but it’s an experience you’ll never forget!

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World Mental Health Week

Local Services: World Mental Health Week

The 10th of October this year marks the beginning of World Mental Health Week

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For the second year running Help Direct and Signposts are proud to announce their programme of events to mark World Mental Health Week and to support the Time to Change Campaign.

got a lot of interest in this years concert, although we still have room for more.” “We were blown away with the talent last year, we had an amazing night and I’m sure this year we’ll out do ourselves.”

The Time to Change Campaign is England’s biggest ever attempt to end the stigma and discrimination that faces people with mental health problems. In particular, the campaign is focused on changing attitudes and behaviour. One in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, the roadshow of events organised by Help Direct and Signposts aims to raise awareness and break down stigma’s attached to these issues across the Lancaster and Morecambe District.

The Feel Involved, Feel Good Roadshow of events is the brainchild of Social Prescribing at Help Direct and Signposts. The two services are hoping to catch as many members of the public as possible over the three week period, to break down the stigma related to mental health problems. Look out for the roadshows in a supermarket near you in October and pop over for some FREE information, and a FREE Well Being Assessment tool helping people understand the first signs of mental health issues to recognise in themselves or in friends and family.

Supported by the Dukes Theatre, The Adult College and The Helm the programme of events started on Monday 26th September and will run until Friday 14th October, it will include Information stalls, drumming workshops, art exhibitions, a pledge relay and many more events. The biggest event of the programme will be the Feel Involved Feel Good Concert which will be held on Friday 14th October at 7.30pm in the Dukes DT3 Theatre. The concert, which is now in its second year invites all non professionals to take part with talents ranging from; singing, acting, dancing, drumming or even poetry. Last year, the concert was a huge success with over 100 people attending and acts ranging from music, dance and poetry. This year, the concert is set to be even better, Jill Brown, Social Prescribing Coordinator at Help Direct said: “We have already 52

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October Programme of Events FREE Drumming Workshops -Weds 5th & 12th Oct 3.15pm -5.15pm -Fri 14th Oct (prior to the concert) 4.30-6.30pm Feel Involved Feel Good Concert -Friday 14th Oct, 7.30pm at Dukes DT3 Theatre. £2 Entry, Tickets can be bought from the Dukes Theatre 10th-14th October Feel Involved Feel Good Roadshow Coming to a supermarket near you.

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Feel Involved Feel Good Concert Friday 14th October 2011 7.30pm

A Night of . . . . Drumming Dancing Poetry Singing Meeting new people Performing

This is new to us all, the way is not clear, “take a confident step and banish your fears

Quote taken from Small Steps by Louise Bamford-Stewart.

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T he age of the sole trader

Business: Sole Trader Top Tips

Jane Binnion owner of Reaching New Heights shares her knowledge about the importance of selling skills when starting a new business. The UK is fast becoming a nation of sole traders. With cut backs, redundancies and limited options, increasingly people are deciding to use their skills to go it alone.

may just need to develop your skills. So what can non-sales people do to generate more sales?

Being self employed can be very liberating, but at the same time a ‘Jack of all trades’ approach isn’t easy, with a wide range of tasks such as book keeping, marketing and administration to name just a few. Luckily, we now we have many options of out sourcing, from social media consultants, web designers and even someone to answer your phone! I certainly encourage people to work to their skills, and outsource the rest- if we all work to our strengths we become more time efficient plus there will be plenty of work for everyone.

You are your brand; Don’t hide behind a logo, it’s you people are trading with.

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Build engagement. People buy from people they know, like and trust. Social media is fantastic for enabling this; building relationships and showing who you are. Shut up!! And listen to what your customer needs. Help people towards a decision by asking good questions about what they want. You won’t get repeat customer by selling people the wrong thing. “No” is just “not today- thank you.” 65% of customers say No before they say Yes Testimonials are still your greatest tool. Ask for them and show them off And finally... Didn’t your mother tell you; If you don’t ask....... What very exciting times! Jane provides Business Education Training for Reaching New Heights and can be contacted at www.reachingnewheights.co.uk/jbinnion Tel: 01524 52723 | Mob: 07521314926 twitter: @janebinnion

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Helen Riley

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Natasha Schofield, Director, Grassroots HR The Business Network is the premier networking event for senior decision makers in Lancashire. Monthly lunchtime events provide the perfect platform for you to build your network of effective business contacts. The relaxed yet focused format, proven over 17 years, brings together business professional in prestigious venues across Lancashire.

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Lancashire Adult Learning

Education: Local Courses

Learners See Stars!

First Aid course helps mother save daughter

Learners and tutors are celebrating successful results this September at The Adult College, Lancaster. Results for Maths, English, Science and French GCSEs have been extremely high this year – with seven of the nine French GCSE students achieving A*, and two achieving A grades. Tutor Mary Mitchell said “This has been a wonderful year! The learners were very motivated and supportive of one another; they were a joy to teach.”

A LANCASHIRE woman who was just about to complete a first aid course suddenly found herself using the skills she had learned to resuscitate her own daughter. Sonya Hall, 33, was about to finish the 10-week Empowering Parents First Aid course run by Lancashire Adult Learning (based at White Cross Education Centre), when she had to put her newlyacquired skills into practice.

Learner Helen Campbell said “I thoroughly enjoyed my GCSE course ... and the teacher made sure we had loads of fun along the way. I got a result that, before the course started, I would never have dreamed that I could obtain.” Lancashire Adult Learning are currently offering maths, English and Science GCSEs starting this Autumn.

Empowering Parents courses encourage parents to develop skills in a range of topics such as communications, working with others, conflict management, rights and responsibilities, equality and diversity, safeguarding children, job seeking and first aid. Sonya says: “This course has made a huge impact on my life. The most inspiring part of the course was the first aid. If you would like more information about courses provided by Lancashire Adult Learning please telephone 0845 600 1331 or call into The Adult College, White Cross Education Centre, Quarry Road, Lancaster.

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Local groups : Lancaster and Morecambe Walking Group

C oniston Fells Walk Lancaster and Morecambe Walking Group invite you to join them and share their walk in the Coniston Fells. We set off from Lancaster on a gorgeously sunny day, confident that the unconfident leader would not get them lost !! (yes we all got home together safe and sound). We started the walk around 10.45am and took time to soak up the scenery and have a good natter (no route marching with our group). The Old Man of Coniston is a 803m (2634 feet) high fell in the Lake District, west of the village of Coniston. Sometimes known as Coniston Old Man or simply Old Man, the mountain is very popular with walkers and tourists and has a number of well marked paths to the summit. For 800 hundred years the has been extensivly mined for it’s slate and the remains of abandoned mines and spoil tips are a feature of the North slopes. Breaking on the top of the Old Man first we then managed Swirl How ( only 1 foot lower ) and Wetherlam . The views were fantastic and the company even better. The book said 6 hours for this 7.5 hour walk ( 3.500 feet ) but being a tad more easy going than some other groups we hit the lovely first pub in Coniston village at about 6.15 pm for a much needed brew / pint … mmmm. 58

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A hard walk by our group standards but whatever type of walk you fancy you will find it on our programme along with very down to earth friendly people. I’ve been walking with this group for about 4 years and since completing the 3 Yorkshire Peaks challenge in June, I tend to only do the harder walks now. Formerly affiliated with YHA Youth Hostel Association, LMWSG ( often referred to simply as THE Lancaster Walking Group ) has been around forever! Literally EVERYONE is made very welcome indeed. Apart from being very friendly … dogs are welcome (our little Peggy loves coming with us ! ) as are children …. age range is from birth until you can no longer walk. Plus if you can’t manage the famous 5 mile flat walks you can still enjoy the socials i.e. pubs, birthday meals out, theatre jaunts (when they’re feeling arty), odd weekends away and general chatter. No hassle joining – just ring anyone who is leading a walk or doing a social and check it out for yourself. Remember membership is FREE just chip in for petrol and pay for yourself at socials. Be good to meet you soon !! Ch ris

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Local Story: The missing ring

The missing ring Pauline Turner shares a mysterious story about her missing ring. Pauline runs workshops on how you can embark on a soul Journey.

Like the majority of people I have had times in my life of deep distress. Without plucking at any heart strings and expecting or needing sympathy, I will briefly say it was at a time when I had lost all my possessions and had become a single mother of three. I was in full time employment as a Lecturer where the age of my students ranged from 18-89. Once my students learnt of the loss of my possessions from colleagues, I would come into work and find parcels of household items on my desk without any name. These anonymous gifts made life bearable and gave me hope. It helped me to hold onto my faith in the goodness of people and humanity at large, and prevented me from becoming too bitter. At Christmas time my students made a monetary collection for me, rather than providing me with a gift such as a bottle of wine or chocolates. They had gone to the trouble of asking those attending other classes to do the same and when I was presented with the money I was asked to use it for something very special and personal. 60

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I chose to have a ring made by the college tutor of silversmithing and jewellery. The ring was designed by him following my idea. Peter found a beautiful oval aquamarine and set this in silver. The gem was surrounded by two fish for my birth sign. I believe in the unity of seven. For instance there are seven colours in the rainbow, seven notes in the musical scale, etc. As a one time pianist and lover of colour, seven therefore has a special significance for me. When I received the completed ring there were eight bubbles representing bubbles of light around the fish. The ring was absolutely gorgeous and I felt all the love of all the students who had contributed to my having such a special piece of jewellery, as well as the skill of the talented silversmith. With great pride I put the ring on my finger and before the end of the day, one of those bubbles fell off. Twenty seven years later the remaining seven bubbles are still attached and the ring has been worn day in, day out. Well…….almost! |

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Obviously life got better but then some 12 years later, my precious ring of love went missing. Having lost all my “worldly goods”, I am not someone who is attached to material things. Losing the ring was different. It had not been stolen but just disappeared overnight. It seamed very strange not wearing that ring every day and I tried to work out why it would just disappear. The following year I moved house and hoped I would find it during the packing and unpacking of the furniture. No such luck. Two years after the move I went into a parcel containing material for my work and to my utter astonishment the ring fell out of it. The items in the parcel had been used many times before. The parcel itself had to be packed for the removal and unpacked at the other end. It was a wonderful experience, rather like having a friend return from overseas after a three year gap. Life went on and I wore my ring daily. My work included going to exhibitions, sometimes organizing displays and even fashion shows. During the process of pulling down one of the exhibition stands at the N.E.C, my ring fell on the floor. info@atlancaster.co.uk


This was in a dressing room area where fashion models had been changing. Everyone helped me look for it but to no avail. The ring had been well and truly lost. Once again I was left feeling very sad as there was no way I could rescue the ring from such a huge exhibition centre as the one in Birmingham, England. I personally believe that something so filled with love for one person does remain with that person and therefore was surprised to find it out of my possession again. When I got home I sent my ring lots of love and vibrations of gratitude for all the countless hours of pleasure it had given me. It had supported me in my darkest hours, and reminded me of the good in all things which we can have if we allow ourselves permission to receive them. When it comes to rituals, mysticism and ‘hocus pocus’ I am extremely skeptical. Even if there are energies that exist but cannot as yet be recorded because we do not have the technology to record them, I will not believe without proof. This skepticism has been good for me as it has allowed me to go beyond the limits of what others say is possible. Even so, I will take nothing at face value. An idea has to contain a thread of a possibility (despite the laws of science) before I will try it. By keeping an open and analytical mind, me personal exploration for peace became closer to being a reality. Four years later the ring was back with me. It appeared in my bedroom. Where I live is some 170 miles away from Birmingham where I lost it. Time and distance made its appearance in my bedroom at home technically impossible. The fascinating thing was that one of the two fish was missing. The seven bubbles were there as was the aquamarine. The ring itself was not misshapen even though silver is a soft metal. As I put the ring on my finger I felt the challenges which the characteristics of the zodiac sign Pisces had put before me were over. I was no longer being pulled in both directions but was content to just be. The ring therefore, was confirming my awareness of what was, is and is to come. Pauline can be contacted by going to either www.awareness-in-one.com or www.crochet. co.uk

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Vets Advice - Weight Control

Weight Control

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Bay Vets in Lancaster discuss, how much we should feed our pets to ensure our much loved animals stay fit and healthy. Feeding Guidelines: Use the feeding guidelines provided on the food manufacturer’s packaging as a starting point. Weigh the recommended amount of food out each time or use a scoop that you have marked to show the level each portion should be. Most manufacturers advise on the daily recommended amount which can then be split into however many meals your pet has a day. Like us, pets that live indoors in nice heated homes need less energy (calories) than those that live outdoors all year round. Closely monitor your pet’s increase or decrease in weight and body condition and adjust the amount according to your individual animals’ needs.

How much we should feed our pets very much depends on the individual animal. For instance, are they young or old, neutered or un-neutered (neutered animals have a lower metabolism and burn energy slower than when they were entire), energetic or lazy, do they have any mobility issues such as arthritis or a missing limb? Good quality diets are designed to be complete with all the nutrients and vitamins needed to provide a balanced diet. Treats, gravy (high salt levels) and added meat could upset this balance. There are diets for different life stages (junior, adult, senior) and some for neutered animals. Many good diets include pre and pro-biotics (to help support and repair the lining of the gut), joint supplements and contain enzymes that tackle dental disease. For rabbits, using a pellet style food rather than a muesli style will ensure your rabbit does not leave some of the important nutrients uneaten in the bowl.

If you are giving your pet any treats, leftovers from your own meals or adding other foods into the main diet (for example tinned food), no matter how small a quantity, ensure you reduce the main allowance to account for these extra calories.

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Bay Veterinary Group has been a mixed practice since its inception, meaning our vets have provided care and treatment for a wide variety of species – large ‘farm’ animals such as cattle, horses, pigs, goats and sheep as well as the smaller ‘companion’ animals, dogs, cats, rabbits, cage birds, rodents and many of the more exotic species. Progression in surgical techniques and treatment options means the profession is constantly evolving and more specialist areas are available. Our veterinary surgeons are continuously improving their knowledge, skills and techniques to offer the best we can for your animals. In recent years the level of skills and knowledge required to treat each different species has lead to a natural divide between the larger commercial animals and the smaller companion animals, meaning veterinary surgeons have chosen a career pathway in one direction or the other. For Bay Vets this has proved to be the way forward for the business as a whole and as of 1st January 2011 has divided into two separate entities – Bay Vets Ltd for all your companion animal needs and Farmgate Vets for the commercial large animal requirements.

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We stock a range of good quality food, accessories and toys to enhance to meet your everyday needs as a pet owner your pets’ development, training and behaviour; for example clever, practical products such as cat flaps which only Ample Parking open for your own cats; training Haltis, sturdy collars leadsfood with lifetime guarantees, Range and of quality ‘Furminator’ grooming tools, be-seen-at-night fluorescent accessories, anti-anxiety products, Accessories highly durable toys and much more. We even cater for wildlife Toys with nesting boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog and frog habitats.

Cat Flaps We stock Royal Canin lifestage and prescription, James Wellbeloved, Supreme and Grooming tools Burgess, and with next day delivery during the working week we can order any brand of food Collars/Leads Baldrand House to cater for all dietary needs. Bowerham Road Wildlife So why not products come along and pay us a visit! Lancaster We stock Royal Canin lifestage and LA1 3AJ prescription, James Wellbeloved, Supreme 01524 32696 and Burgess, and with next day delivery we can order any brand of food to cater for all dietary needs.

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Animal Care Lancaster www.animalcare-lancaster.co.uk

Please, please can anyone give these 2 golden oldies a fabulous home where they can spend their autumn years getting all the love, care and cuddles that they need?

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It is such a shame that these two sweethearts have found themselves homeless at a time when they should be happy and chilled out enjoying their well earned retirement in a home where they feel loved and happy. They may be older, and we do find it very difficult to find new homes for our older feline friends, but don’t they deserve to find somewhere very soon so they can enjoy the rest of their lives getting all the attention they crave? They really are two of the most loving cats you are ever likely to meet and if you adopt them both Maxine and Pepsi promise to love their new family forever and ever and ever and give them lots of hugs and cuddles every single day for making them happy again.

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Pigeons: A world apart

A world apart

Pigeons. Vermin or thoroughbred birds?

To the untrained eye there may not be much difference between the feral pigeon that live in our town and the racing pigeon, those athletes of the sky whose homing ability is one of the wonders of nature. However the two breeds of birds are worlds apart. Feral Pigeons Are considered to be little more than vermin and certainly those who inhabit the nooks and crannies of buildings and under bridges etc can pose a threat of disease if not controlled. They inhabit the same areas, usually places where a supply of food is readily available, their diet being made up of mainly discarded food scraps. They have uncontrolled breeding. Racing Pigeons Are vaccinated annually against paramyxovirus (a DEFRA requirement) and therefore present no problem to humans who come into contact with them. Cleaned out on a regular basis and protected against lice, mite or rat

infestation. Racing pigeons need a clean and healthy environment in order to be happy at home, and the happiness of the birds is every fancier’s aim. The birds are treated for canker, worms and mites, thus ensuring that the birds are free from any kind of infection. They are fed on top quality corn, especially mixed to provide the right balance of carbohydrate, protein and other nutrients. All racing pigeons carry a metal ring on one of their legs. This ring holds a unique identification number, which proves ownership of the bird. Like racehorses or greyhounds a racing pigeon is bred from top class stock. It has a pedigree, which details its parentage. Whilst they may look similar, fanciers are able to tell the difference between their racing pigeons. Different breeds of pigeon serve different purposes, some being better at sprint and short races, while others excel at distance, much like swimmers or runners in the human race.

Some races can be 700 or 800 hundred mile long. Indeed it is in the fanciers interest to ensure that his (or her) birds are kept in the best of health, as an unfit bird will not perform well when racing. Unhappy pigeons simply don’t win races. The most obvious between the two types of pigeon is ownership. No pigeon is allowed to race unless it is rung. Records for every ring is issued and are held by the issuing association, who can then verify the ownership of the bird if required. With over 1 million pigeon rings issued by the Royal Pigeon Racing Association alone in the UK each year, it is vital that these records are kept up to date and accurate. The RPRA and other issuing authorities have dedicated teams employed solely to deal with the ring registration. In short the keeping of racing pigeons is strictly controlled by the rules of the association of which the fancier is a member. All DEFRA requirements are adhered to with regards to vaccination, transportation and liberation of the birds.

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Brook is still missing Local couple are offering a £5000 reward for their much loved dog that went missing. Caroline and Aubrey Hoyles from Bay Horse (a small village between Lancaster and Preston) had Brook their chocolate Labrador stolen from their garden six months ago and are offering a £5,000 reward for his safe return. Despite a big poster campaign across the Lancaster district, and the promise of a no questions asked reward, Caroline and Aubrey Hoyles are still clueless as to what happened to their beloved pet Brook, who went missing from their garden on April 16 this year Brook is very sentimental to the couple, as Caroline explained: “Aubrey and I had talked about buying a chocolate Labrador puppy for a long time, so when he surprised me with one for my birthday, I was overjoyed to say the least. “Aubrey handed me this gorgeous cuddly puppy and proceeded to get down on one knee. He had attached an engagement ring to a red ribbon around the puppy’s neck. This makes him even more special to Aubrey and myself as a couple. “He is a huge part of our family, he is a true character, we miss him lots and want him back home with us. 66

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Win a trip to Hong Kong

Local Charity: Auction for the TRC

Charity Auction supporting our local Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre in Halton. Fancy a horse in training with Grand Nationalwinning trainer Donald McCain with all expenses paid and a £100 bet every time it runs or a VIP trip to the Hong Kong International Races for two people in December? These will be two of the lots going up for auction during lunch at a charity race day in aid of the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre, Britain’s original charity dedicated to the welfare, re-training and re-homing of exracehorses to be held at Haydock on Friday, October 14. Anyone who can’t make it, but would still like to bid, can do so by registering their interest with the Centre ahead of the day by calling 01524 812649 or 07903 705331. The unnamed four-yearold gelding by Luso out of Nameofthegame, is from the same family as another McCain horse Ice Tea, who won a bumper, a handicap hurdle, seven chases and three point-to-points. The winning bidder will name the horse and have all registration fees, training fees and jockey and travelling expenses paid for a full year from November 1 until October 31, 2012.

They will receive all winning prize money, after the normal deductions, plus any profits from a £100 win bet to be staked on the horse every time it runs and will also have first option to buy in 2012 at its 2011 valuation of £15,000 plus VAT. The Hong Kong trip offers return Club class flights for two people with British Airways departing on Monday, December 5 and arriving back at Heathrow on Monday. December 12. They will be met at Hong Kong airport and transferred by limousine to the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel for a five night stay in a double room with spectacular views over Victoria Harbour. They will enjoy a dining experience at the International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley racecourse on Wednesday, have invites to the spectacular Gala Party on Friday evening and also have badges for the International Races at Sha Tin on Sunday, December 11 with lunch in the Champions Circle. All return transfers from the hotel to the events are included in the trip. As well as the auction, the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre is looking to raise money by getting all seven races sponsored. A couple are still available at a cost of £2,000 plus VAT. Seats at the lunch are available at £110 plus VAT or a table for 10 costs £1,100 plus VAT. A race sponsorship and table for 10 costs £3,000 plus VAT.

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What’s on Listings: October 2011 LANCASTER WALKING GROUP

www.lancasterwalkinggroup.co.uk

Keasden Sunday 9th October 9.30am 6 Miles - Easy Contact Rebecca: 01524 848767 Appleby Sunday 16th October 9.30am (10.30 from Appleby) 8 Miles - Easy Contact Mike: 01524 734867

Kiln Fused Glass Workshop Christmas Decoration with Glass Artist Anne Somers Saturday 8th October £22.50 (Other dates available) The Pottery, Greenlands Farm Village. 01524 784197 www.wynabbot.com

Carved Bird Exhibition Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th October 10am - 4pm An exhibition of carved birds and other wildlife in our education room. RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale Telephone: 01524 701601

Warton Stock Car Club 9th October 2LTR Team Meeting For more details see page 44 www.wartononline.com

Lancaster Jewellery School Opening Evening Monday 17th October 5-8pm For details contact: 01524 874033. See p23. www.thejewellerymaker.co.uk

Ruskin’s Library 10th October - 16th December Free Admission. See page 39. Telephone: 01524 593587

Place Fell Patterdale Sunday 23rd October 9.30am (10.30 from Patterdale Hotel) 7.5 Miles - Moderate Contact Chris: 01524 382465 Tarn Hows from Coniston Sunday 30th October 10am 6 Miles - Easy Contact Philip 01524 822962 Health Walks - FREE Monday’s 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st October RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale Telephone: 01524 701413 Ghostly Tales Friday 7th & Sat 8th October 7.30 Classic chilling tales retold in the low lit rooms of Lancaster Castle. Telephone 01524 64998

Don’t Forget :

Feel Involved Feel Good Concert Friday 14th October 7.30pm A night of dramming, dancing, poetry, singing, meeting new people, performing. See p53. Tickets on sale from The Dukes. Textiles: Indian Mirrors Rag Rug with Textile Artist Maureen Carlisle Friday 14th October £40 including beverages & cakes. The Pottery, Greenlands Farm Village. 01524 784197 www.wynabbot.com

Showtime Exhibition September 2011 - March 2012 Exhibition inspired by film, theatre and Music. Unbox 01524 61111 www.unboxshop.co.uk Bedroom Farce 18th - 21st October See page 36. Telephone: 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

Company Chameleon 20th October Double bill of dance theatre exploring male masculinity. Discount for @Lancaster readers, See page 41. Telephone: 01524594151 www.liveatlica.org

Please check event times and dates with the organisers before setting off.


What’s on Listings: October 2011 Ceilidh evening with Striding Edge Saturday October 22nd. 7.30pm - 11.30pm. With bar, informal games and a Jacobs join. Proceeds will contribute to the cost of ongoing refurbishments at The Centre @ Halton. Tickets £7.50. Call Maureen Richardson: 01524 811854 Quarantine 22nd October Exploring the hidden process of tranforming a theatre. Discount for @Lancaster readers, See page 41. Telephone: 01524594151 www.liveatlica.org Warton Stock Car Club 23rd October Chequered FlagTrophy For more details see page 44 www.wartononline.com

Screamlands Festival Saturday 29th October Potterty with Harry the Potter & Prof Bumbledore The Pottery, Greenlands Farm Village. 01524 784197

The Snow Dragon 2nd November 11am & 1.30pm See page 37. Telephone: 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

Feed the Birds Day Saturday 29th October 11.30am - 1pm or 1.30 - 3pm Celebrate the RSPB’s ‘Feed the Birds Day’ by making some tasty gourmet recipes for your feathered friends. Booking essential. Recommended for children 5yrs +, who must be with an adult. £4 per child. RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale Telephone: 01524 701601

The Featherstone Haughs 2nd & 3rd November The final farewell from this pioneering dance company. Discount for @Lancaster readers, See page 41. Telephone: 01524 594151 www.liveatlica.org Sacred chants and songs of Ukraine 8th November 7.30pm Lancaster Priory Telephone: 01524 65338 www.lancasterpriory.org

here@fortnightproject.com ‘LA1’

Halloween Pottery October Half Term Week Halloween Pottery. The Pottery, Greenlands Farm Village. 01524 784197 www.wynabbot.com Spooktacular fun Wednesday 26th October 1-3pm Let your imagination run riot with our Halloween crafty activities. £1.50 per child. RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale Telephone: 01524 701601

Do you have an event to promote? Email the details to: info@atlancaster.co.uk

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Directory of Local Services

COUNCIL SERVICES Lancaster City Council Customer Service Centre, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PG Tel: 01524 582000 Out Of Hours Emergencies Tel: 01524 67099 Domestic Waste And Street Cleaning Tel: 01524 582491 Council Tax Tel: 01524 582900 Highway Faults Tel: 0123 456 789 Electoral Registration Tel: 01524 582905 Planning Tel: 01524 582376 Pest Control Tel: 01524 582935 Stray Dogs Tel: 01524 582757 Bus Passes Tel: 01524 582958 Recycling Tel: 0800 0929705 Homeless Advice Tel: 01524 586827 Lifeline Care Alarm Service Tel: 01524 582527 Flooding Tel: 01524 582955 Handyperson Scheme Tel: 01524 586812 Sheltered Housing Tel: 01524 586858

DOCTORS Dalton Square Practice 8 Dalton Square Lancaster LA1 1PN Tel: 01524 842200 Ash Trees Market Street Carnforth Lancashire LA5 9JU Tel: 01524 720000 The Meadowside Medical Practice 1-3 Meadowside Lancaster LA1 3AQ Tel: 01524 32622 Queen Square Medical Practice 2 Queen Square Lancaster LA1 1RP Tel: 01524 843333

BAYCALL Service for people who need a GP outside their doctor’s surgery opening hours.

Tel: 0845 0524 999 ROYAL LANCASTER HOSPITAL GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ashton Road Lancaster, LA1 4RP

Tel: 01524 65944

Owen Road Surgery 67 Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2LG Tel: 01524 846999 Rosebank Surgery Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4JS Tel: 01524 842284 Galgate Health Centre Highland Brow Galgate, Lancaster, LA2 ONB Tel: 01524 751284 King Street Surgery 38 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RE Tel: 01524 541651 Halton Surgery 110 High Road Halton, Lancaster LA2 6PU Tel: 01524 811226

Scale Hall Surgery 1 West Drive Scale Hall LANCASTER LA1 5BY Tel: 01524 64135 Bailrigg Health Centre University of Lancaster Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4ZP Tel: 01524 387780 Caton Health Centre Hornby Rd, Caton, Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 9QS Tel: 01524 770718 Brookfield Surgery Bolton le Sands Carnforth, LA5 8DH Tel: 01524 822088

DENTISTS Central Dental Practice Telephone House Fenton Street Lancaster, LA1 1AB Tel: 01524 34778 Mayo Clinic Mayo House Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1GW Tel: 01524 33225 Bay Dental Partnership 6 New Street Lancaster, LA1 1EG Tel: 01524 32639 Brook Street Dental Practice 8 Brook Street Lancaster, LA1 1UU Tel: 01524 37324

Lancaster Dental Centre Skerton Tel: 01524 66242 The Dental Surgery 6 New Street Lancaster LA1 1EG Tel: 01524 32639 Market Gate Surgery Market Gate Lancaster LA1 1JF Tel: 01524 32630 The Lancaster Orthodontic 3 Moor Lane Lancaster LA1 1QD 01524 848344


Directory of Local Services

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Lancaster Baptist Church Tel: 01524 39677 www.lancaster baptistchurch.org.uk

Lancaster Priory and Parish Chuch Tel: 01524 65338

Holy Cross Orthodox Tel: 01524 840759 Christians Alive Church Tel: 01524 845554 St Lukes Vicarage Tel: 01524 63249

Christ Church Tel: 01524 34430 Lancaster District Homeless Action Service Tel: 01524 842008

Grace Baptist Church Tel: 01524 841133 http://www. freegracelancaster. co.uk/

St Thomas C of E Tel: 01524 590410

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

  - 4pm 10am 1pm - 4pm 1pm - 4pm 10am - 1pm 10am - 1pm

Telephone advice: 01524 66529 Thursday

Lancaster Methodist Church Tel: 01524 32717

Lancaster fm Church Tel: 01524 841941 www.lfmc.co.uk

Lancaster Cathedral Tel: 01524 384820 King’s Community Church Tel: 01524 388490 www.kcc.org.uk

Moorlands Evangelical Church Tel: 01524 64146 www.moorlands.org.uk Lancaster Quaker Meeting Tel 01524 62971 www.lancasterquakers. org.uk

SHOPMOBILITY

Drop in sessions Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Christians Against Poverty Tel: 01524 61582

1pm - 4pm

NB: Last client seen ¼ hour before closing time (On occasions we may need to close early due to shortage of staff) How to contact Lancaster Citizens Advice Bureau Address: 87 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RH Email: enquiries@lancastercab.org www.adviceguide.org.uk

You can hire a scooter, electric or manual wheelchair or walking frame. Lancaster on Wednesdays and Fridays or Morecambe on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Prices start from as little as £3 To become a member, find out more or make a booking contact: One Voice Disability Service St Leonards House St Leonards Gate Lancaster LA1 1NN Shopmobility Tel: 01524 382764 www.lmshopmob. org.uk

Trinity United Reformed Church High Street - service 10.30am Bowerham - service 6.30pm

Help Direct is a FREE service for all adults in Lancashire. We offer support, guidance and  information to help you make the decisions you need to get the most out of life.  Call in and speak to an advisor any weekday at our offices:   7 – 11 Chapel Street, Lancaster (9am – 5pm) 4  Ashtrees Way, Carnforth (9.30am – 5pm) You can also email your query to us, or phone us on the low-cost phone number weekdays (9 – 5) or Saturdays (9 – 1). askus@loc.helpdirectlancs.org.uk Or visit www.helpdirect.org.uk Alternatively, you can make an appointment to see an advisor at your local GP surgery:  

LANCASTER - Dalton Square , King Street, Meadowside, Owen Road, Queen Square, Rosebank & Galgate MORECAMBE MHC (Coastal), West End, Westgate, Yorkbridge Also at: Ashtrees, Carnforth, Garstang   Drop-in sessions at Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham libraries. Please ask at the libraries for dates.

0303 333 1111

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Directory of Local Services: Education PRIMARY SCHOOLS Caton Community Primary School Broadacre Road Caton, LA2 9NH Tel: 01524 770104 Skerton Community Primary Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 2AY Tel: 01524 63785 Scotforth St Pauls C of E Primary Scotforth Road Lancaster, LA1 4SE Tel: 01524 65379 Quernmore C of E Primary Quernmore Lancaster, LA2 9EL Tel: 01524 66628

TUTORS Kip McGrath Professional tuition for pupils aged 6-16 years old. Tel: 01524 61199 Martin Lowe Inspired Child tuition services. Maths English, Music, Languages and IT. 01524 841980 www.inspiredchild. co.uk Jonathan Gray. Expert History tuition for KS3, GCSE and A-Level students. Tel: 01524 298093

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St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary Penny Stone Road Lancaster, LA2 6QE Tel: 01524 811230 Lancaster Ridge Primary Keswick Road Lancaster, LA1 3LE Tel: 01524 841589 The Cathedral Primary Balmoral Road Lancaster, LA1 3BT Tel: 01524 64686 Christ Church C of E Primary School Derwent Road Lancaster Lancashire LA1 3ES Tel: 01524 60955

Dolphinholme C of E Dolphinholme Lancaster, LA2 9AN Tel: 01524 791530 Moorside School Bowerham Rd, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4HT Tel: 01524 66516 Bowerham Primary Bowerham Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4BS Tel: 01524 63999 Dallas Road Primary High Street Lancaster, LA1 1LD Tel: 01524 64520 Ryelands Primary Torrisholme Road Lancaster, LA1 2RJ Tel: 01524 64626

Cockerham C of E Primary School Main Street Cockerham Lancaster LA2 0EF Tel/Fax: 01524 791550 www.cockerham.lancs. sch.uk Caton St Pauls C of E Moorside Road, Brookhouse, Lancaster, LA2 9PJ Tel: 01524 770241 Thurnham Glasson Church of England Primary School Marsh Lane Glasson Dock Lancaster LA2 0AR Tel/Fax: 01524 751425 www. thurnhamglasson.lancs. sch.uk

SECONDARY SCHOOLS Lancaster Girls Grammar Regent Street Lancaster, LA1 1SF Tel: 01524 32010 www.lggs.org.uk Central Lancaster High Crag Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LS Tel: 01524 32636 www.central.lancsngfl. ac.uk Lancaster Royal Grammar East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF Tel: 01524 580600 www.lrgs.co.uk

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Our Ladys Catholic College Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2RX Tel: 01524 66689 www.our-ladys-rc. lancsngfl.ac.uk Jamea Al Kauthar Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AJ Tel: 01524 389898 Carnforth County High Kellet Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9LS Tel: 01524 732 314

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Ripley St Thomas Church of England High School Ashton Road Lancaster, LA1 4RS Tel: 01524 64496 www.ripley.lancsngfl. ac.uk Skerton Community High Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2BL Tel: 01524 65143 www.skertonhigh. lancsngfl.ac.uk

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Directory of Local Services: Take-aways, Coffee Shops, Transport TAKE AWAYS CHINESE Wok Express 60 Penny Street Lancaster, LA1 1XF Tel: 01524 847575 Fired Wok Chinese Takeaway 98 Prospect Street Lancaster, LA1 5ES Tel: 01524 36000

Moghuls 91 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RH Tel: 01524 36253 Sultan of Lancaster The Old Church Brock Street Lancaster, LA1 1UU Tel: 01524 61188 JAPANESE Miyabi 6 Cable Street Lancaster, LA1 1HD Tel: 01524 848356

Bowerham Chippy 2 Coulston Road Lancaster, LA1 3AE Tel: 01524 61230 Pizza Hut Kingsway Retail Park Lancaster, LA1 1DQ Tel: 01524 599222

OTHER

Lancaster Fried Chicken 3 Rosemary Lane Lancaster, LA1 1NR Tel: 01524 66575

Bamboo Garden 30-32 New Street Lancaster, LA1 1EG Tel: 01524 849984

Domino’s Pizza 20 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1NP Tel: 01524 848999

Supanova 18 Church Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 841488

INDIAN

KFC 110 Penny Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 381160

The Woo Ping 16-18 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1NP Tel: 01524 64713

Bombay Balti 16 China Street Lancaster, LA1 1EX Tel: 01524 844550 www.justeat.co.uk Nice and Spicy 2 Lower Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1NP Tel: 01524 33333 Urban Spice 21 Brock Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 847107 Niche Indian Delights 6 Lower Church Street Tel: 01524 68060 Iky’s Balti House 133 St Leonards Gate Lancaster, LA1 1NL Tel: 01524 34432 PNP Currys and Kebabs 154 Ryelands Road Lancaster, LA1 2RA Tel: 01524 555857

Subway 11 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1LP Tel: 01524 33351 or Ryelands Service Station Owen Road Lancaster LA1 2LL Tel: 01254 383605 or 99-101 Penny Street Lancaster, LA1 1XN Tel: 01524 599328 Pizzetta Republic 75 North Road Lancaster Tel: 01524 33332 Flames 1 Rosemary Lane Lancaster, LA1 1NR Tel: 01524 382399

TRANSPORT Coastal Taxis Tel: 01524 424424 or 01524 60000 A to B Taxis Tel: 01524 844922 32090 Taxis 35666 Tel: 01524 32090 or 01524 35666 8 4 8 Taxis Tel: 01524 848848 John’s Taxi Tel: 01524 845210 Lancaster Road Taxis Tel: 01524 844844 National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 48 49 50

COFFEE SHOPS The Old Bell Coffee House Bashful Alley Lancaster, LA1 1LF Tel: 01524 36561 Lewis Of Lancaster‎ 23 New Street Lancaster LA1 1EG Tel: 01524 389 642‎ Starbucks 19 Market Street Lancaster LA1 1HZ Tel: 01524 381 795 Cafe Nero 23 Market Street Lancaster LA1 1HZ Tel: 01524 36130 Sunbury Coffee House 28 Sun Street Lancaster, LA1 1EW Tel: 01524 843312 Local Bus Journey Planner 0871 200 22 33 Budgie Transport Provide a waterbus service on the Lancaster Canal. Tel: 01524 389 410. Lancaster Bus Station Timetable Stagecoach Northwest 0871 2002233 Lancaster Train Station Meeting House Lane Lancaster LA1 5NW Virgin Ticket Line: 0871 977 4222

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Directory of Local Services: Restaurants

RESTAURANTS Trojan Horse Greek Taverna & Grill 8 New Street Lancaster, LA1 1EG Tel:01524 874314 Wagon and Horses 27 St Georges Quay Lancaster, LA1 1RD Tel: 01524 846094 The Sultan of Lancaster The Old Church Brock Street Lancaster, LA1 1UR Tel: 01524 61188

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Quite Simply Food 13 Moor Lane Lancaster, LA1 1QD Tel: 01524 34916 Quite Simply French 27a St Georges Quay Lancaster, LA1 1RD Tel: 01524 843199

BAR & DINING

FIXED PRICE MENU 1 Course £6.00 2 Courses £8.00

1725 Tapas Bar 28 Market Street Lancaster, LA1 1HT Tel: 01524 66898 The Stork Corricks Lane Lancaster, LA2 OAN Tel: 01524 751234

Bistro 26 26 Sun Street Lancaster, LA1 1EW Tel: 01524 846252

Verdes 46-48 Chapel Street Lancaster, LA1 1LH Tel: 01524 383436

Castle Balti 23a Castle Hill Lancaster Tel: 01524 388454

Greaves Park Bowerham Road Lancaster, LA1 3AH Tel: 01524 389335

Bella Italia 26-28 Church Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 36340

The Borough 3 Dalton Square Lancaster, LA1 1PP Tel: 01524 64170

The Spaghetti House 18 Mary Street Lancaster, LA1 1UW Tel: 01524 846011

Etna Pizza Pasta 22 New Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 69551

The Sun Cafe 25 Sun Street Lancaster, LA1 1EW Tel: 01524 845599

Miyabi (Japanese) 6 Cable Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HD Tel: 01524 848356

Penny Street Bridge Penny Street Lancaster, LA1 1XT Tel: 01524 599900

Pizza Margherita 2 Moor Lane Lancaster, LA1 1QD Tel: 01524 36333

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3 Courses £10.00 Served Monday to Friday 12-6pm www.greavepark.co.ukinfo@greavespark.co.uk 01524 389335

The Water Witch Canal Tow Path Lancaster, LA1 1SU Tel: 01524 63828

The Sun Hotel & Bar 63-65 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1ET Tel: 01524 66006

The Litten Tree 33-37 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1LP Tel: 01524 541580

The Three Mariners Bridge Lane Lancaster, LA1 1EE Tel: 01524 388957

Mung Mee (Thai) 6 Chapel Street Lancaster, LA1 1NZ Tel: 01524 64107

Moghuls (Indian) 91 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RH Tel: 01524 36253

The Merchants 27 Castle Hill Lancaster, LA1 1YN Tel: 01524 66466

The Gregson 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane Lancaster, LA1 3PY Tel: 01524 849959

The Lounge Bar 87 Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XN Tel: 01524 555999

The George & Dragon 24 St Georges Quay Lancaster, LA1 1RB Tel: 01524 62265

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A Cut Above The customers imagination is our only limitation

CARPETS FOR HOMES, CARS, BOATS AND CARAVANS Bespoke & Hand Made Rugs & Carpets Carpet Whipping Binding Inlaying & Sculpture Service

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The only five tiered soft play structure anywhere in the North West The biggest and longest astra slide in any soft play centre in the entire country!!! A maze, clear based floors, aerial glide, rope bridges, crawl tubes, dizzy disc A ballpool with electronic target area and ball shower A 360 degree tube slide Two competing ball cannons with electronic targets and ball return Horizontal and vertical rollers A sports court with football goals, beat the goalie game feature and ball targets An electronic ball juggler in the toddler ball pool Having moved from our old premises in Carnforth, we are now opening a brand new childrens soft play centre, opposite Dalton Square, in Lancaster, that is BIGGER and BETTER than anything that we have had before. We still have a large comfortable seating area for adults (but this time with leather couches as well!!), our own unique blend of artisan coffee roasted for us by Atkinsons and Co. of Lancaster and freshly ground on the premises, and free newspapers and magazines, but this time we also offer wifi and internet connection, a much wider variety of hot and cold food, including pizzas, hot dogs, soup, paninis, toasties and baked potatoes, and a much wider variety of party packages.

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