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July 2009 - Issue 66

A Summer of Culture in Barnsley See page 24 & 25 for our feature

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A look into this month’s EYE 22



4 - Letters Page We here at the Barnsley Eye always get our fair share of emails and letters from you so we’ve decided to put them on a page all of your own.

5 - Race for Life 2009 Two Barnsley gals get their feet a’ movin’ to raise money for cancer research.

10 - Milly Johnson See what Author Milly has in store this month in our very popular monthly column.

15 - Spires


No need to travel for Cosmetic Surgery - we have the best right here in Barnsley.

27 - The Corner Pin A little part of the Med comes to a corner of Barnsley....Ole’ Ole’ Ole’......Barnsleeeey!!!

37 - Escapade Barnsleys own Danny Oaks gets set to rock Escapade with an exclusive DJ set.

34 - 35 Entertainment George Sampson gives the eye an interview and there’s Micheal McIntyre tickets to be won.

45 - Motoring Top Gear last month revealed who The Sig was....Schu’lly it can’t be him? Can It?

47 - Infinity Jewellers Infinity Jewellers are making a name for themselves to be one of the best in the business see what they have on offer this month.

52 - Italian Granite Company

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Contributors: Karl Smith, Kirstie Trasler, Russell Eaton, Paul Hilton, Martin Barnsley, Maria Nortcliff, Milly Johnson, Zena Claire, Vecteezy Stock, EXCNG, PR Shots. Exclusive Photography: Paul Hilton at Visual Impact Photography 07971 309 999 While we strive for precision in every detail we cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies during production. If this does occur please contact us.

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Digital Nightmare

November 2008 - Issue 59

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I refer to Mrs Baileys letter in last months issue of the Barnsley Eye regarding poor digital TV reception in Hemingfield, Wombwell and Hoyland. All of these areas can have bad aerial reception and could easily have inadequate aerials fitted to receive all the digital Freeview channels available. It is like buying a new car and trying to run it on leaded petrol - it will work but not very well. These problems can also occur with faulty equipment. Considering how much we pay for our TV license and new TV’s, a new digital wideband aerial is a cheap investment considering that they usually last in excess of 15 years.

Your sincerely Mr Tattersall, SOS Aerial Shop, Stairfoot

BNP on the Rise in the Local Elections What a shame it was to see our town on the news last month for all the wrong reasons. (yet again) The BNP are on the rise...and the folk interviewed by “Calendar” seemed to be proud of the fact. I found this very sad especially as I am of mixed race and born in Barnsley. The majority of town folk I meet are always full of humour and good cheer and not fuelled by hatred as are the BNP. via email, name withheld.

The Barnsley Rat Pack? While we were out and about last month we spotted these 8 dapper geezers rolling out of a stretch hummer - where they footballers? A group of Actors? We’re still not sure... although we will say this .... they were the coolest thing we’ve seen in town since the winter of ‘94. Are you one of these super cool dudes....? Let us know.

Do you agree with this reader let us know!!

You Can Tell It’s Summer with the Smells Filling the Air...... What is the point in complaining about BFC ....they are absolute rubbish anyway. They always have been and always will be. Fair enough ...they had a decent team in the early 80’s with Glavin, Mills, Aylott and McArthy but thats about it.....Sheffield United are the best team in S. Yorkshire and everyone knows that - so it’s pointless complaining!

Dale Woodhouse, The Manor, Sheffield Erm - Cheers Dale - that was a great Barnsley team!! Not sure about the rest of the email though......We had our window open at the time in the office and it smelt like..............

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Eye on Local News 05 The Race for Life 2009 A Sea of pink surged through the streets of Sheffield as scores of mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues teamed up for this year’s Sheffield’s Race for Life. Around 11,600 women and girls took part in the city’s two Cancer Research UK events, which saw pink-clad walkers, joggers and runners of all ages tackling a five kilometre course around Sheffields Don Valley Stadium. Local girls Joanne Milburn and Lisa Sabin (pictured) did the race in memory of family who have been effected by cancer. Joanne’s Grandad died from prostate cancer this year and her mother fought breast cancer a couple of years ago. Lisa meanwhile was running in memory of her Aunt, Maureen Gomersall, who lost her fight against breast cancer in 1999. Between them the girls raised £394 which the company they both work for (Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited) matched; giving them a total of £788! This years event was the biggest Race for Life Sheffield had seen - nearly all wore pink for the event which raises money to help scientists defeat cancer, which affects one in three people in their lifetime.

All Smiles: L/R Joanne Milburn and Lisa Sabin at the finishing Line of the 5k race.

Barnsley Hospice Midnight Walk Barnsley Hospices’ Midnight Walk was back for it’s third year last month raising money for a great Barnsley institution.

While cycling to work on the Trans Pennine Trail last month The Eye Graphic Designer Gaz found this Balloon stuck in a tree.....whoever sent the balloon up will be pleased to know that he donated £20 to Barnsley Hospice after he found it.

The walk kicked off with a spectacular balloon release on the stroke of twelve after which ladies from all over Barnsley did the 15k route (that’s just under 10 miles). As the Hospice was celebrating its 15th Birthday, the Midnight Walk was also a ‘Fancy Dress Party’ and the fundraisers certainly dressed to impress! There was also live music and, of course, a motivating warm up session before they set off around the streets of Barnsley. This happy little band (below) from Royal Court Care Home in Hoyland “The Royal Court Road Runners “ raised over £1000 in memory of Mrs Sheila Lawton. A great big well done to Jane Lawton, Sam Lawton, Karen Naylor, Julie Spink, Joanne Hodgson, Nicki Hackleton, Sue Mann and Angela Taylor who did the walk in their pyjamas!!!

For information and for details on how to donate visit:

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Eye on Fashion

BOMfest voted into the top 100 festivals in the U.K.

The Daily Telegraph last month collated and published their 2009 top 100 U.K. festivals list and our very own BOMfest made the grade. The list was published in the newspaper and was included on the Daily Telegraphs website.”This is great news for the Barnsley music scene and especially welcoming for the people who put in hard work every year to make this unique festival possible” says Dave Hancock, event manager. BOMfest started in 2005 on the old Barnsley Main pit site at Oaks lane in Hoyle mill showcasing some of the best local talent and inviting musicians from all over the U.K. to play the event. The festival had three great years there before moving to Locke Park last year where it attracted 3,500 people throughout the day and was a great success with over 2500 pounds donated by BOM for the new children’s play area in the park. This year the festival is planned to take place at Silverwood Scout Camp in Silkstone on Saturday 25th July with some established names coming to support BOMfest. Senser from London are headlining the main stage with Nik Turner famous for his Hawkwind years providing the main support with London’s Back to the Planet also on the line up. Tom Hingley former lead singer of The Inspiral Carpets returns after a great performance as last year’s Headline act and this year he will be performing an acoustic set. There is also a rumour that Stone Roses / Ian Brown guitarist Aziz Ibriham may also be playing with his new project. Some of the regions local talent confirmed so far are Glass Youth, The Harringtons, Gaia, The X Rippers, Straight Razor Angels, Seventh Son, Brakehorse, Dirty Jeans, Jon Gomm, China Shop Bull, Unsung Hero’s, Jo Webb and the Dirty Hands. There will be three stages with the main stage catering for best of the unsigned, the second stage will concentrate on local talent and there is an Electro stage which will be profiling Producers, DJs, MCs and Street artists. There will be family entertainment provided throughout the day with workshops and alternative entertainment on site. If you would like to attend this 2000 capacity event a restricted amount of tickets will be available this year and will be on sale from HMV, Pulse bar, Jax Music, Metrodome, and other local outlets named on the official website priced £10 adults and £5 for 16’s and under. For a full list of the line up and up to the minute information visit

Three festival goers enjoy the sunshine at last years event.

WIN TICKETS To be in with a chance to win tickets to this years festival just answer the question on the right:

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The Barnsley Eye and last years headliner Tom Hingley.

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Eye on Local News 07

Event Marks Carers’ Gardens First Anniversary

Councillor John Parkinson the Mayor of Barnsley and renowned Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson officially opened a new log cabin at Freddies Carers’ Garden that will provide a meeting place for carers from across the region. The event marked the first Anniversary of the garden, which is located in the grounds of the Barnsley Metrodome and is managed by Barnsley Premier Leisure. This coincided with National Carers’ Week (8th –14th June) to celebrate the fantastic work that is done by the thousands of carers and carers’ organisations. The anniversary event certainly tugged on the heartstrings as special guests Ashley Jackson, Councillor Parkinson and Robin Norbury – a member of the steering group for the garden and whom himself has been a carer for 33 years. The special guests celebrated the excellent work they do which often goes unrecognised and unrewarded, yet is so vital to ensure the continued health and well being of their loved ones & saves the nation an estimated £87 Billion! James Starbuck, chief executive of Barnsley Premier Leisure, explains: “We are so proud to be able to run the carers garden, right here in our grounds. It is open to all carers and carers’ organisations and the cabin will provide an essential meeting place where like-minded people can get together and offer support to each other, as well as having fun and watching the fruits of their labour in the garden! This garden just gets better and better and we cannot thank all the volunteers enough for their help in making it such a huge success.”

For further details of the carers’ garden or any other BPL events or venues please call 01226 730060 or visit

Tom Gets A Sporting Chance In New Role Tom Ramsay from Royston in Barnsley has recently been appointed as Community Sports Development Manager for Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL), which runs eleven leisure venues throughout the borough. Tom’s main role will involve promoting Darton Sports Centre as a leisure and fitness facility to the local community, as well as encouraging local schools in the region to use the facilities that are right on their doorstep. Aged 30, Tom joins Barnsley Premier Leisure from another Yorkshire leisure organisation, where he worked for over eight years as general manager. This role gave him a great deal of experience working in the local community where he was responsible for promoting youth football and managing competitive adult football leagues. Glenn Tolan, Head of Operations at Barnsley Premier Leisure, explains: “Darton Sports Centre is the newest of the leisure facilities that we manage and has only been open for a year. Tom will play a vital role in engaging the local community in sporting and leisure activities that will be held here. It really is a superb facility and Tom will be responsible for demonstrating how more local people of all ages can get involved.” Darton Community Sports Centre offers some of the best sporting facilities in the Borough, which includes three 5-a-side, all weather Astroturf pitches which are also suitable for Hockey. Tom already has exciting plans in place to hold football tournaments at the venue in the near future using the fantastic facilities available. The venue also offers fitness classes, a fitness suite, an indoor sports hall that is used for numerous activities including basketball, cricket, netball, football and dance classes.

Tom Ramsay – The new Community Sports Development Manager at Darton Sports Centre.

To find out more about the facilities and activities planned at Darton Community Sports Centre you can call 01226 384140, email alternately you can visit the BPL website at for more details.

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08 Eye on Local News Local Slimmers Are Losing £££’s............. Slimmer in Barnsley are joining in the campaign to raise awareness of the growing obesity crisis in the area. They’re joining Slimming World’s national ‘Let’s Beat It Together Again’ push to spread the word about the terrifying impact of obesity on today’s society, and to help more local people live a healthier lifestyle. JANICE FIELDSEND (Right) a LOCAL SLIMMER who is opening her own Slimming World group in OXPRING says: “Obesity levels in BARNSLEY are the highest in England. Being overweight isn’t just about how you look – it affects people’s lives! It saps their self esteem and their confidence and it’s a very real health threat. 40,000 people in the UK die every year because of weight related illnesses. It’s shocking to think that the next generation of children could die before their parents because of obesity. According to the government, 9 out of 10 kids today in Britain could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies causing life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Janice and a team of local slimmer’s and consultants will be at the Barnsley Market from 10am (under the escalator) on Saturday 4rd of July. “ We welcome anyone who is worried about their health and weight to come along, we’ll offer a FREE confidential health check, we’ll be giving away copies of the Slimming World Magazine and we’re working closely with the stall holders who have offered prizes to reinforce that you CAN eat healthily while on a budget.” During the week commencing 4th July ALL Slimming World Groups in Barnsley will be opening their doors and invites anyone who would like to find out more about losing weight and healthier ways to shop, to cook and to eat (on a family budget too) and how to make small changes that can make a big difference to come along for FREE. “We’re having an open evening so that anyone who wants to make a difference can come along and find out how easy it is. Members who bring a friend to join our group between July 4th and July 11th will get a free week. Their mission? For every member to bring a member – to really make a difference together in Barnsley”. For more information on the Oxpring Group or any group in Barnsley please call Janice on 01226 761118

Robert’s Snip Of Success In the competitive world of hairdressing, a salon has to do more than give great hair in order to stay on top of its game. Whether it’s a small local business or a large urban franchise, in order to be truly successful, a salon needs to be a brand in its own right, with a strong identity and ethos all of its own. Robert Eaton of Russell Eaton has proved that he can cut it by making it through to the Grand Final of the 2009 UK’S MOST WANTED awards. Robert will take his place with four other finalists in the hotly contested category UK’S MOST WANTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR, which celebrates the talented individual who has developed for their salon a strong brand identity that has helped to grow their business. At only 28 years old, Robert would be one of the youngest winners of this category. Competition entries were judged by a 60-strong team of esteemed judges, including hairdressing celebrities Andrew Barton, Errol Douglas and Lisa Shepherd, beauty editors from Marie Claire and Elle, and VIPS from the worlds of fashion, the media and business. So what’s next for the final five? Well, pencil Monday 7th September into your dairies! On this day, London’s prestigious Banqueting House, a royal palace in the heart of Whitehall, will play host to the UK’S MOST WANTED GRAND FINAL – simply the hottest ticket in town! The team from Russell Eaton will be rubbing shoulders with hairdressing royalty at what promises to be a truly unforgettable evening, this year hosted by one of the most hilarious men in comedy, Jimmy Carr. “We are thrilled to have made it through to the last five and just can’t wait to go to Banqueting House in September and hopefully pick up the trophy!” says Robert Amanda Nottage, Creative HEAD’s executive editor, says: “We are now celebrating nine incredible years of UK’S MOST WANTED and we are seeing a higher standard than ever before. The winner of this award will have gained the recognition and admiration of his/ her peers in this most exciting and inspirational of industries.”

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I’ve just won the lottery and of course it’s going to change the course of my life. What’s the point in doing it if you’re just going to carry on as per the day after? “Yes I’ve won 3.5 million quid after putting these 6 numbers on so I can dream of ignoring the alarm clock every morning, but I’ve decided I’m going to carry on with my 5am shift at the factory and just buy myself a new quilt cover”. Well, I’ve read the Viv Nicholson story and the Spend, Spend, Spend philosophy and I’m pretty sure there’s some middle ground. When I first started working for the world’s most rubbish wage in a building society, I used to wish I would be rich enough to waste a tenner a week on a video. Now, admittedly, I’ve got a bit greedier. A couple of years ago, before I became a poor impoverished author, I was lucky enough to have a job that gave me my first real touch of true luxury. I could afford a nice car, the mortgage was cleared

effortlessly plus a bit extra, every month, my visa was wiped clean every month and if ever I got one of those ‘unexpected bills’ – like the washing machine breaking down – I never had to worry about it. The best bit was that I could take the kids to the pics, ice-creams, popcorn, hot dogs… and I didn’t have to take a second mortgage out to do it.

In A Reading Rut? Not sure what to read next? Read everything by your favourite author? Why not join one of the many Readers Groups who meet at libraries across Barnsley? You’re sure to find something new to read with us! These groups meet monthly to read and discuss books, try new authors and recommend favourite titles. Discussions are lively and entertaining- and membership of the groups is free and open to everyone. For more information, just ask at your local library or contact Jill Craven, Reader Development Officer, on 01226 773915

To me, that was being rich. Don’t fancy a helicopter or a yacht or a mansion in LA and I’d be lethal behind the wheel of a Ferrari – plus I’d look a right berk trying to reverse park it outside Quality Save with 50 blokes watching. Quite fancy a Mini as a second car – seeing as I only ever drive to and from Morrisons and it costs a fortune in my people carrier. Wouldn’t mind a tiny cosy little cottage by the sea somewhere, where everyone has to squash up and wait their turn for the one loo. But I’d have the world’s biggest TV in the corner of the room. Right – off to change my life. We were going to have fish fingers, but it’s 4 dishes for a tenner night at the Chinese on Donny Road and my three numbers will cover the cost of that perfectly. Ah well – easy come, easy go!



Milly is the Barnsley born author of ‘The Yorkshire Pudding Club’ and ‘The Birds and the Bees’. Her 3rd book ‘A Spring Affair’

IS OUT NOW!!!! What They said: “A Spring Affair is a brilliant story that sparkles with humour, honesty and emotion.” “Milly Johnson is a terrific writer who writes wonderfully funny and highly absorbing books about real people whom we can all relate to.” “Fresh, hilarious and captivating Milly Johnson’s third novel cements her position as one of the hottest up and coming stars of romantic comedy!”

People of the Book -

Geraldine Brooks

Hanna, a rare book expert, is given a Jewish prayer book to restore. As she works on the book she begins to unravel it’s history from clues such as an animal hair in the book’s binding or a salt water stain on one of the pages. These clues lead to stories of the prayer book’s travels from Vienna to Seville, Barcelona to Venice and ultimately back to the book’s creator. Each chapter links in with the continuing story of the persecution of the Jews. This book is based on the true story of the Sarajevo Haggadah and is a fascinating rewarding and informative read. For quite a short bookonly 400 pages- it packs a big punch and it’s a read that will stay with you for a long time.

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Did you sleep last night?

Sleep is one of those things that many of us take for granted. It is what we do when we are tired and can’t be avoided. It is the opposite of being awake and because our body is such a wonderful, minutely balanced and finely tuned machine, sleep has an important part to play in the maintenance of good health. Shakespeare described sleep as ‘the chief nourisher in life’s feast’. We all know what it is like to wake from a good night feeling refreshed and ready to face the day, sleep is the easiest way to boost body, mind and spirit. Our patterns of sleep vary through out our life depending on age and life style. Babies need a tremendous amount of sleep. At first they sleep most of the time with short periods of wakefulness but gradually the time to be awake lengthens until generally speaking we tend to sleep at night and be awake during the day.

We fall asleep in stages, The time it takes to fall asleep is called the sleep latency period and varies from person to person. The next phase is pre-sleep or half sleep which usually lasts a few minutes. This can also happen if you think you are awake but are very tired. Sleep comes on suddenly in short micro-sleeps lasting a few seconds. If you jolt awake now you would swear you have never been asleep at all. Next we get NREM (non rapid eye movement )sleep. Brain activity slows and only the part responsible for the body’s essential functions remains active. As metabolic rate falls so do temperature, blood pressure, breathing and heart rate and activity in the sympathetic nervous system. The second phase of NREM sleep usually take up about half or your nights sleep and the third phase, charaterised by slow rolling delta waves takes only a few minutes. The final stage is the deepest, when you are hardest to wake. If you are deprived of this you will feel tired the next day. Each of the stages is interspersed with REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Muscles are very relaxed but the cerebral cortex becomes active, blood flow increases and

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our bodies move more. As dawn approaches we spend more time in REM sleep and less in stage four NREM as our bodies prepare to wake up. First check your mattress. Most mattresses need to be changed after about ten years as they begin to sag in the middle. If your mattress is to hard or too soft it can distort your skeleton and muscles causing you to toss and turn all night. Look at your bedroom environment. Make sure it is not too hot or too cold but well aired quiet and dark enough. Buy good quality bedding and decorate using soothing, restful colours. Remove all electrical equipment such as TV’S and computers and clear out any clutter.

Appointments also available at Skin &Tonic 334a Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley Telephone: 01226 747727

Ask Martin

Martin Barnsley of Straightahead Counselling answers your questions Dear Martin,

Get in the mood to go to sleep. Develop a bedtime routine. You may like to have a warm bath, read for a while, have a hot drink and make sure you are not hungry

Somehow our holidays always go pear-shaped. Now we’re off to Turkey for a fortnight and I so much want everything to be OK. What can I do? Pat, Hoyland A holiday, Pat, can be made or ruined over a few, basic understandings. These would be my top tips for a great time:

There are no strict rules about when and where you sleep. A Mediterranean style of sleeping might suit you eg if you like to go to bed late but get up early take a siesta if your routine allows. Maintain a routine. Try to go to bed and get up at about the same time each day then your body expects to sleep at certain times. Try a complementary therapy regularly for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference. And don’t forget that there are quite a few out there so find one that suits you. Try to get plenty of fresh air and exercise but don’t exercise within two hours of bedtime as overheats the body, which will delay sleep. Don’t despair help is out there. Try not to worry if you can’t sleep, sometimes you are just not tired so get up and do something relaxing. Remember as ever, if you are really worried about your sleep patterns consult your GP.

Maria Nortcliffe MAR MICHT

Make good use of the Kiddiclub! - generate time for pleasurable diversions with your partner! Spend more time rubbing sunblock on your partner than you do on the kids. It’s an investment. Make individual as well as ‘us’ time. Remember – the average British family can only stand each other’s company for about 2 hours and 20 minutes before war breaks out. Agree on the division of labour - especially if you’re self-catering. This is a holiday for everybody! The holiday won’t resolve problems you took with you. Better to agree a suspension of hostilities in advance. Extra nooky on holiday isn’t a right or obligation – it’s a bonus! In company pay him/her more attention than anybody else. Hot jealousy causes more pain than hot sunburn. Don’t timetable every minute of the day. Allow the pace to be slower than at home. Treat your partner like a good friend who was with you. Husband/wife/partner doesn’t mean ‘skivvy/low-ranking/sex slave’ MB Contact Martin at Straightahead Counselling ( on 01226 296666 or by email at

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For many of us shaving in a morning is a boring task that has to be under taken daily. There is evidence that shaving has been going on since as far back as 18,000 BC. Egyptians and early Greeks saw a clean shaven face as a symbol of status and even the word barber originates from the roman word for beard, “barba”. The first safety razor appeared in France around 1762 and in 1880’s the modern “T” shape razor appeared in the US. Thankfully things have moved on since then and now American crew have introduced a great new shave range which should turn that boring morning task into an invigorating and pleasurable part of your routine. These products include a lubricating shave oil, moisturizing shave cream, precision shave gel and post shave cooling lotion. To get the best out of your shave products here’s a few tips for the perfect shave. Shower or bathe just before shaving, or warm the face with a hot towel to soften skin and beard and open pores. Shaving in the shower allows for a more comfortable shave. Use a quality shave product, like Lubricating Shave Oil, moisturizing Shave Cream, or Precision Shave Gel. Layer the Shave Oil beneath the Cream or Gel for the optimum smooth shave. Apply shave product by massaging it in with an upward rotary movement, as this encourages an up right position of the beard. If using a brush, use a quality badger brush and apply in a circular motion to lift the beard. Use plenty of hot water and shave in a warm environment. Change the razor blade frequently, every 3-5 times it is used, to avoid a dull blade that causes cuts and nicks. Rinse the razor blade frequently in hot water while shaving. After shaving, rinse the face well with cool water and gently pat dry. Avoid applying alcohol-based products to the face after shaving. Protect the skin after shaving with a dual-action moisturizer and aftershave like Post Shave Cooling Lotion.

Product of the month American crew moisturizing shave cream This is a newly formulated herbal shave cream,for normal to coarse beard types. Its conditioning formula contains powerful antioxidants, which ensures the razor glides along without drying the skin. This product contains soothing aioe and healing avocado oil providing maximum protection for dry or sensitive skin.

The Thomas Whitworth Forum / Hanson St. Barnsley

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Eye on Style13 ‘Summer Hair Rescue’ Hair supremo, colour expert, and three times winner of the BHA North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year Robert Eaton of Russell Eaton provides his 10 summer rescue tips. 1. Exposing hair to the harmful UV rays of the sun really depletes the colour and shine. So try using UV Protective Spray whilst in the sun to help protect your hair and give it a lustrous shine. 2. Have an intensive treatment once a week, as opposed to using your average cream rinse. Due to its high concentration it will deeply condition your hair leaving it nourished and silky smooth. 3. Try to avoid using hair straighteners on damp hair as although it may be quick and easy, it will lead to hair breakage. Instead use a thermal protectant product prior to straightening which protects the hair from heat styling and sun damage, whilst promoting shine. 4. Always try to use a conditioner on your hair, working an ample sized amount from scalp to tip. 5. The sun can really damage your hair so if you are thinking of changing your colour make sure that consult your salon for a conditioning colour treatment. This will ensure that your hair isn’t further stripped of moisture. 6. Use a soft, bristle brush on dry damaged hair to encourage natural oils from the scalp. This kind of brush will create much less friction than a metal brush leaving your hair static free. 7. When washing the hair avoid piling it up on the top of your head after lathering. Instead, work the shampoo deep into the scalp and roots, then rinse with the head upright. The flow of the water through the hair smoothes the cuticle and encourages shine. 8. After going on holiday take a supplement like vitamin B complex to improve the condition of your hair. Indulge in protein rich food as well, such as chicken and nuts to feed the natural protein in the hair. 9. To help dry, damaged hair look revitalized and bouncy try using Aveda’s Damage Remedy range which will definitely inject some of that much needed moisture. 10. For that ultimate treatment, firstly wash your hair with a good shampoo to clean it. Then put some avocado in a liquidiser and once this has been blitzed up, apply to the hair and leave on for 20 mins. Then shampoo again thoroughly and use an intensive conditioner to further replenish the lost moisture.

To book appointment with Robert Eaton please contact 01226 244 809 or visit

Look Gorgeous Thanks To Adios and The Mall Whatever the weather this Summer it is going to be gorgeous at your local mall throughout the whole of July. Look out for the unique ‘Gorgeous Summer’ event which is being brought to you by The Mall Barnsley and Adios, a natural aid for slimming, throughout the month of July. At each event, you can find out the latest tips to looking and feeling gorgeous all summer long, as well as receiving an exclusive limited edition, celebrity designed Summer Tote Bag if you spend £50 at The Mall. And that’s not all. All shoppers at The Mall Barnsley, will also have the chance to win a Mediterranean holiday for two worth £1000. To celebrate your local ‘Gorgeous summer’ event at The Mall Barnsley, we have teamed up with Adios to bring one lucky winner £40 worth of shopping vouchers, and an Adios goody bag. This includes an Adios Magazine – packed full of tips on healthy ways to get into shape for the summer; a beach mat; flip flops and a sun hat. 10 runner’s up will receive an Adios goody bag. Adios is an effective natural way to help you lose weight that little bit more easily. It’s already helped women everywhere to say ‘Adios’ to weight they don’t want! The Mall – with 20 centres across the country – is the UK’s leading community shopping centre brand. With over 1800 individual retailers The Mall is leading in fashion, entertainment and of course, leading in health and beauty.

To have a chance of winning £40 worth of Mall shopping vouchers and your essential Adios Magazine, simply answer this question. Who is The Mall partnering up with to bring you a gorgeous summer? a) Adios b) Goodbye c) Au revoir

A: Send to Jool Media, 45 Field Drive, Cudworth, Barnsley s72 8RH. Don’t forget Name, Telephone Number and Address - GOOD LUCK!! TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Offer available in the UK only. Only one entry per household and per person. 1 winner of the shopping vouchers (redeemable in all Mall retailers) will be chosen at random by 10th August 2009. Applicants must be 18 years old or over. The winners will be confirmed by letter. All personal address details and telephone numbers will be kept confidential, not passed on to any third party and only used in connection for this promotion. For details of the winners please contact Louise Nathanson, Nexus Healthcare, 52a Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BE. Tote bag subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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‘Surgery Safari’ - It Pays to Stay At Home Spire Barnsley Consulting Rooms cosmetic consultants have seen a rise in the demand for corrective surgery following substandard cosmetic surgery abroad.

Wednesday 22nd July 7- 9pm Facial Surgery, Body Reshaping, Breast Surgery - Mr Fourie Wednesday 2nd Sept 7- 9pm Facial Surgery, Body Reshaping, Breast Surgery - Mr Fourie

This is confirming announcements from last years BAPRAS conference. They are warning patients in the Barnsley area that are lured by reduced cost, minimal waiting times and the accessibility of ‘surgery safari’, are risking infection which is often a false economy which may cost them their health as well as a lot more money.

Mr Fourie, one of the team of Consultant Plastic Surgeons at Spire Methley Park Hospital and Spire Barnsley Consulting Rooms comments: “We have seen an increase in the amount of corrective cosmetic surgery at our hospital, which is worrying, as it means that more and more people are going abroad for surgery, attracted by apparently good deals. It is more difficult for patients to judge the qualifications of the surgeons, or gain access to aftercare which is vital if there are any complications or they are just unhappy. There are clear guidelines in the UK regulating cosmetic surgery. We offer extensive support following our surgery, meaning that our patients have access to assistance 24 hours a day.” According to Mr Fourie, the risks associated with surgical procedures are dramatically lessened when patients choose properly trained and qualified practitioners. All Plastic Surgery consultants at Spire Methley Park Hospital hold NHS posts and are members of either BAAPS or BAPRAS (or both). He has the following tips and advice to help people make an informed decision.

1. The importance of Consultation: The consultation process is vital in helping the consultant to moderate client expectation to ensure a successful outcome. The consultant’s role first and foremost is to protect the patient and to determine the most suitable procedure that will have the desired outcome. Any reputable surgeon will explain the risks of surgery and how these can be overcome.


Check your surgeon’s credentials: All reputable UK surgeons are registered with the GMC (General Medical Council) and industry bodies such as BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons). All members undergo thorough screening and are annually audited.

3. Continuity of care: Gold standard aftercare is essential following any surgical procedure. Don’t forget that the cost of surgery in the UK includes follow-up visits and all remedial work. It is therefore important to check what post-operative support that you will get as part of your care package.

For more information on Spires visit or call 01226 299 001

Wednesday 22nd July 7- 9pm Facial Surgery, Body Reshaping, Breast Surgery - Mr Fourie Wednesday 2nd Sept 7- 9pm Facial Surgery, Body Reshaping, Breast Surgery - Mr Fourie

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