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January 2014 Issue 70

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YOUR AREA’S MOST USEFUL QUALITY LOCAL MAGAZINE

This Month: Beeston Wildlife Group Page 18 Computing For Beginners Page 22 Watch the Birdies! Page 26 Beauty Feature Page 41 Stapleford Beat Team Page42

Regulars: Gardening feature Book review Community events Grapevine tips Support local businesses

New to Long Eaton See pages 20 & 21


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*Terms and conditions apply: offers end January 2014, only one offer can be used per household. Not available in conjunction with any other offer, Subject to availability .

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For peace of mind for you and your family contact:

J M Wills and Legal Services Ltd: T: 0115 7522196 M: 07954379603 E: enquiries@jmwillsandlegalservices.co.uk W: www.jmwillsandlegalservices.co.uk

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

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Long Eaton Appliance Company & Design Works Kitchens

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VISIT OUR HUGE SHOWROOM FOR EXPERT ADVICE & UNBEATABLE DEALS

Tel: 0115 946 2555 Or visit us online at www.longeatonappliances.co.uk www.designworkskitchens.co.uk Unit1, Acton Avenue, Fields Farm Rd, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1GA

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CYCLESERVE Quality servicing and cycle repairs around Nottingham Are you looking for an easy answer to keep you rolling without having to take your cycle to a dealer or high street shop? Fed up with being charged first rate prices for second rate work? Do you want a reliable, competitive service that comes to you? It’s time you got CycleServed!

WE ORGANISE ALL YOUR PLUMBING & TILING AND ELECTRICS IF REQUIRED

On-site servicing and repair. Bespoke service packages. New and custom building service. Puncture repair. New and used parts sourcing. Repair and basic maintenance training. Cycle safety training. Free local collection and delivery.

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0115 9301901 07773411586

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or call James

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Burton’s Home Furniture Long Eaton NOTTINGHAM’S BEST KEPT SECRET DINING SETS

SOFAS & CHAIRS

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Tel: 0115 972 1668 1– 3 Beaconsfield St, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1AY www.burtonshomefurniture.co.uk ( New website under construction ).

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Keeping Nottingham Secure Since 1987 Everyone needs to feel secure and safe whatever environment they are in, whether that be at work, leisure or most importantly at home. It is also important to know that your premises are protected when you are not there. Gray’s Locksmiths have been providing both retail and mobile locksmith services since 1987. Their team of highly skilled engineers work tirelessly providing security services for both domestic and commercial clients. Their retail shop offers free expert security advice, a huge range of security products and key cutting, Their emergency call out service is both reliable and cost effective. By employing only the very best engineers from across the region with a combined experience of almost 100 years, they have been able to build the business into the highly respected organization it is today. If you make a booking for any of their services at your home or business you can expect a uniformed professional engineer to arrive on time, they will be highly qualified, CRB vetted and very happy to help. Likewise you can expect the same highly professional service over the counter in their retail shop. Having worked in the security sector for more than 25 years Gray’s Locksmiths have seen firsthand the various methods of entry used by criminals, as well as the damage and anguish caused. As a result of this experience they have developed a range of preventative measures to stop such attacks in their tracks. From additional door and window security starting from just a few pounds, to large commercial installations. Their full security survey will highlight any weak points of entry. A tailor made security improvement schedule can then be adapted to suit all budgets. All work carried out to BS3621 will ensure you meet your insurance standards, and their range of security improvements could lower your premiums!

Grays Locksmiths Nottingham are members of

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Keeping Nottingham secure since 1987

ACCESS CONTROL & GATE AUTOMATION

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Visit our shop for a full range of security products and FREE friendly advice! Mon- Fri 08.30am- S.OOpm & Sat 9.00am - 4.00pm 245 11keston Road· Lenton· Nottingham· NG7 3FX · Tel: 0115 942 2315 · e: info@nottinghamlocksmith.org.uk

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Little Grapevine Tips Tips On Allergies

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS FOR ÂŁ40 A MONTH NO VAT Reach over 12,000 homes and businesses!

You can’t see them, but did you know there are around two million dust mites in your bedroom mattress? These pesky little blighters cause allergies. Keep them at bay by regularly turning your mattress, vacuuming and laundering bed linen at 60C or higher. Keep your bedroom temperature low, leave a window open at night and air the room in the morning if possible.

This size in colour

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MAB Plumbing & Tiling Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7GW

Professional Auto Body Repairers 33 years experience

Full bathroom installations Heating repairs and full installations Any small plumbing jobs Full tiling services (floor and walls) Emergency call out Age Concern Registered

For all types of cars including Ferrari | Masserati | Porsche

Non Fault Accident Scheme

Call Autobody Tec and let them take all the hassle out of ringing insurers for you, they can even claim your excess back & organise recovery vehicle if needed. Free Courtesy car can be provided while your car is being repaired.

Full Bathroom Packs: Starting from £2000 supplied and installed ALL BATHROOMS CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS

For more information call Ian or Steve

0115 939 8523

Any other enquiries please call - Matt on 07832913757

www.autobodytec.co.uk Unit 1 Canalside Industrial Estate Ilkeston Road Sandiacre Nottingham NG10 5EA

If you prefer, please email

mabplumbingandtiling@hotmail.com

Chilwell Olympia Karate School Give Your Child a Head Start

Need help with your ironing? Let us free up your time!

THE IRON LADY

Karate is a great way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness, focus and confidence. Classes are held at Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Beginners receive two free introductory lessons.

in Toton All areas around NG9 covered Professional & affordable service FREE collection & delivery £2.50 per kilo Within a 3 mile radius £3 per kilo outside radius Call LUCY: 07908

Our school has a long successful history established in 1974. Instructors are fully qualified with many years experience.

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The iron lady Toton

Our Chief Instructor is Japanese Master Asano Hanshi 9th Dan. Adult classes also available.

Tel: 07789095467 Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Bye Pass Road, Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5HR www.chilwell-karate.co.uk

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Electrical Contractor—Electrician

ROOFING & RE-ROOFING SPECIALISTS SOFFITS & FASCIAS

No job too small Over 20 years experience Re-wiring & new sockets Lighting / power points Consumer units

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Security systems Homebuyer & Mortgage reports & much more

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All work carried out to the highest standard Local, friendly, honest work at reasonable prices

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Free quotes & estimates For a FREE no obligation quote please call: 0115 9397558 OR 07809 559782

21 Charles Ave, Beeston, Nottingham Tel: 07889 247933

www.roofersnottingham.com

Little Grapevine Tips De clutter your Bedroom Use wheelie drawers in cramped bedrooms to give you the freedom to move them round easily and stow them away when not required. Keep out-of-season clothes like thick winter jumpers inside luggage so the space is not wasted. Sliding door wardrobes take up less space than cupboards that open outwards. A hanging or standalone linen bag stowed in the wardrobe keeps dirty washing out of sight. A wooden trunk can serve as a window seat or extra display surface for photo frames or flowers. 12 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements


Building and Maintenance

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We specialise in: Extensions Alterations Refurbishments

Other services: Joinery Maintenance Insurance Work Kitchens and Bathrooms Fencing & Decking - supplied & fitted

Solutions tailored to your needs. FREE no obligation quote FREEPHONE: 0800 955 8585 or 07826 175495 www.jwspropertyservices.co.uk

We are a local, independent company based in Wollaton and specialise in Residential Lettings and Property Management. We have a passion for property and a dedication for delivering a quality service. As Specialists we are fully focused on the priorities and needs of the Landlord, and, unlike estate agents, our loyalties are not divided by dealing with property sales and mortgages. We understand that letting your property, especially for the first time, can be a worrying experience. With this in mind, we offer a fantastic All Inclusive Management Service, taking on full responsibility with on-going management, honest advice and regular communication to help maximise the financial potential of your asset.

OFFERS Let Only - 20% Off Fee Limited Offer All Inclusive Management No Upfront Costs FREE Initial 12 Month Rent Guarantee Cover

NO VAT

For further information please call Giles : 0115 882 0552 lettings@gilesalexander.co.uk www.gilesalexander.co.uk 13 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements


Nottingham’s

No. 1 Solar PV Installer Invest in your future and turn Sunshine into cash! Dramatically reduce your household ills No more worrying about future energy price increases & all while doing your bit for the Environment Having Solar PV panels fitted is so much easier and cheaper than you imagine and the savings and future earning potential should not be missed.

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Call us today for a FREE no obligation survey and quote. A 4kw all black panel system (16 panels) from £4995.00 giving you a yearly return of £950.00 from feed in tariff and savings. Figures above based on south facing roof orientation. Willmark Energy is a MCS accredited renewable energy installation company, providing bespoke services to both the domestic and commercial markets.

Willmark Energy LLP- Moor Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3JF www.willmarkenergy.co.uk

Commercial and Domestic Installations and repairs

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Cooker and Shower Repairs and Installation

Data Solutions

Fire Alarms

All work guaranteed and fully compliant with I.E.E regulations

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Plumbing—inc. Kitchen & Bathroom Installations

Door Entry Systems PAT Testing

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Refresh Your Kitchen

KITCHEN REPLACEMENT DOORS Bespoke size, modern & traditional, individually manufactured for you

German quality cooking appliances, sinks & taps

How much does it cost? This kitchen makeover....

7 x doors 4 x drawers Worktops Plinth Cornice Handles

Additional items 1½ bowl, sink & taps - £99

TOTAL MAKEOVER £866

New World fan oven New World gas hob Extractor hood TOTAL PRICE £489

We also offer a supply only package. We will drill for hinges to suit your cabinets free of charge, and for a limited period, supply a Blanco 1½ bowl sink for only £50.

Ring 0115 973 0700 or email: luke@sc-dg.co.uk to learn more about this fantastic offer. Elan House, Fletcher Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1JU

www.sc-dg.co.uk Part of the Steven Christopher Design Group of Companies

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CARPETS | VINYLS | WOOD FLOORING LOCAL KARNDEAN & AMTICO SUPPLIER

76b Derby Road, Stapleford Nottingham NG9 7AB

0115 9390890

www.archerflooring.co.uk Opening times: Mon– Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am—4pm All major debit / credit cards accepted

Come & visit our Official Karndean Studio to view our excellent range OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Carpets & Carpet Fitting Safety Flooring inc. Wet Rooms Wood Flooring

Supplier of Amtico & Karndean Flooring Turtle Door Mats Huge selections of Carpets

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Stapleford Cue Club Licensed Air Conditioned Snooker Club 12 NOON –11PM MON - FRI 11AM - 11 PM SAT - SUN FULLY AIR CONDITIONED 6 FULL©SIZE TABLES Publications Beech 2 STEEL BLOCK TOURNAMENT TABLE WITH TOURNAMENT LIGHTING 2 TOURNAMENT STANDARD 8 BALL POOL TABLES WITH TOURNAMENT LIGHTING DARTS WITH ELECTRONIC SCORING LOUNGE AREA WITH BIG SCREEN TV'S LIVE SPORTS WEEKLY POKER

CUE RE-TIPPING & FERRULE SERVICE COACHING AVAILABLE REGULAR EXHIBITIONS WITH TOP PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

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GAMES SEATING UP TO 28 PLAYERS HOT FOOD AVAILABLE MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS SNOOKER AND POOL TEAMS PLAYING IN LOCAL LEAGUES ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS CUE & CASE SALES

We are situated behind Gilliots Funeral Service

and Pizza Hut

NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS

C & J Upvc Maintenance provides a wide range of services for all your window and door repair requirements in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas. Our reputation has been built on solid workmanship and customer satisfaction. We cover all aspects of your double glazing repairs from full door lock replacements to a full conservatory roof replacement. MULTI-POINT DOOR LOCK AND TILT AND SLIDE PATIO DOOR REPAIR SPECIALISTS. Handles, Lock, Letter Boxes, Hinges, Rubber Gaskets, Glass Units, Panels, Additional Security, Adjustments and much more.. Please call us for further information.

Fully qualified Over 35 years experience Joiner, shop fitter, cabinet maker, kitchen installer No job too small—free no obligation quote Cover all local areas Friendly & reliable

Company built on our customers recommendations 100%Family Run Business! Fast & Friendly Service All work comes fully guaranteed We carry full public liability insurance Competitive prices Over shoes worn to protect your flooring Sign written vehicle and uniformed engineer Most products carried in stock meaning that we can offer a fast response time

TEL: 0115 849 8397 / 07999 599 501 www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk 33 Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Notts

Call John Shaw:

0115 9172934 07788934153 17

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BATH OUT ... ENCLOSURE IN! Having trouble getting in and out of the bath? We can help solve your problem with a beautiful shower enclosure to replace your bath from

£1,495 (VAT FREE IF REGISTERED DISABLED)

Haydn Interiors for Quality Kitchen, Bedrooms & Bathrooms at a cost to suit you!. Also available replacement kitchen doors, direct from the manufacturer. FAMILY BUSINESS, FATHER & DAUGHTER EST OVER 30 YEARS FULL SERVICE UNDERTAKEN, PLASTERING TILING, LIGHTING & BUILDING WORK

HAYDN RD

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MANSFIELD RD

WE ARE HERE VICTORIA

Haydn Interiors Ltd. OPM House, Haydn Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2LB 0115 962 2600 haydninteriors@ntlbusiness.com www.haydninteriors.co.uk Mon– Fri 9.30—5.00 Sat-10.00-4.00

HUCKNALL RD

Visit our showroom at:


- Sickness Cover - Permanent Staff - Temporary Staff - Local -

-Competitive Prices

- Experienced Consultants - 24/7 Service-

Open 8-5 Monday - Friday. The Mayfair Walk Oxford Street NG10 1JR

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Long Eaton treated to an unemployment beater! Essential Recruitment was established in 2006 with the intention of developing a network of branches across the Midlands and South Yorkshire supplying quality temporary workers to Industry and Commerce. Eight years on they have experienced year on year growth and have now chosen Long Eaton for their eighth branch.

“This is an exciting step forward in our growth strategy” – Marc Orli, Operations Manager. Long Eaton was chosen as part of the strategic plan to expand their business along the M1 corridor and reach a whole new territory. “This is an exciting step forward in our growth strategy and fits perfectly with our desire to provide Local work for Local people. The quality of the Long Eaton workforce is exceptional and we are relishing the opportunity to get the placements they deserve” said Marc. The best part for Essential is they are the only recruitment agency with their specialism in town! The local workforce will no longer need to travel to neighbouring towns and cities to register for temporary and permanent placements. Similarly the local companies do not need to rely on recruiters with limited local knowledge to supply their recruitment needs.

“I am really excited about building relationships with the clients and candidates alike” – Jonathan, Branch Manager. Managed by former Ripley branch Senior Consultant, Jonathan Briggs, Long Eaton will border with the pre-existing branches in Burton, Ripley and Mansfield. Jonathan has been with Essential for a couple of years but has worked with the senior team previously since starting his recruitment career 12 years ago. “This is the opportunity I have been working towards and I am really excited about building relationships with the clients and candidates alike” said Jonathan. As a business Essential Recruitment has always said that they want to re-invest the profits from the business and create opportunity for the individuals who work with them.

“Providing local work for local people” – Saira Khan, BBC Presenter, Founder of Miamoo and Apprentice runner up (2005) With companies and Long Eaton’s workforce already recognising that having a local supplier is a true benefit, the Essential team have already made placements and are looking forward to filling further vacancies in 2014. One of Long Eaton’s most famous daughters, Saira Khan says “In these times of austerity it is normally the big cities that see the investment. However, Essential Recruitment have the foresight to see the potential in my hometown of Long Eaton and commit to providing local work for local people” If you have vacancies or are looking for temporary and permanent work Jonathan and his team can be contacted on: Call - 01159 720730 or Email - jonathan.briggs@essentialrecruitment.co.uk

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In and around your Community. MAKE SOME MONEY Unwanted gifts? Sell them here! Give us a call or mail us with your items before 10th of each month.

sales@beechpublications.co.uk Beech Publications:

Office: Unit6 A, The Nottingham NG10 1JR— 0115

Mayfair Walk, Oxford Street, Long Eaton 98373030.

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Home Improvements | Bathroom and Kitchen Installations

New bathroom refurbishment including all building alterations Plastering – Electrical – Tiling work. New Kitchens Installed or existing refurbished. Walk in shower installations. Disability showering needs All Tiling – Electrical – Plastering - Building alterations. General maintenance and repair works carried out. No Job to small. Free advice and quotations available Over 35 years experience NO free gimmicks Just a personal and quality installation service.

Call Frank now on: 07969904242 Moorbridge Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham 23 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements


Best of the bunch...

Good enough to eat...

3 ways to...

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I work with you to design any sized area and transform it into something to be proud of and enjoyed for many years to come. From the initial consultation to the complete makeover, I work with full attention to detail and pride myself in the end result. Building walls & planters, paths, fencing, gardening, laying turf, water features plus more. Please call me for more details.

M.R.Oates Ltd builder & bespoke garden design

Fencing & Walls Garden Maintenance Tree Lopping Building Maintenance Patios Roof work Michael Oates 07770 398002

0115 9443040

michael.oates1965@yahoo.com

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Watch the birdies! By Hannah Stephenson

With the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch taking place on January 25 and 26, when people are invited to spend an hour recording the birds they see in their own gardens and surrounding area to help provide a snapshot of bird numbers and species in Britain, we may see something other than wood pigeons or magpies. Indeed, the mild winter so far should have proved beneficial to birds in this country because there will have been more natural food available including insects and accessible berries, according to the RSPB. However, it is crucial that gardeners still top up their feeders and birdbaths because if it does turn cold, the birds will need sustenance, the charity warns. Last year's Big Garden Birdwatch results showed that some of the smaller birds which decreased in numbers the previous year bounced back. Sightings of gold crests, the UK's smallest birds, doubled, long-tailed tits increased by a third and coal tits increased by a quarter. But in the last 30 years many species have been in decline. Sightings of house sparrows, robins, chaffinches and starlings have all declined since 1979, while wood pigeons and collared doves have shown big increases. Indeed, wood pigeons have become a pest to gardeners who grow their own winter brassicas such as kale and purple sprouting broccoli, providing a veritable feast for these large birds. Some gardeners say the pigeons can be deterred by hanging up red cloths. Others resort to covering crops using netting. "Wood pigeons are happy in lots of different habitats, unlike other birds which aren't so adaptable," says Richard Bashford, of the RSPB. "Some birds avoid gardens because they are so timid but wood pigeons and collared doves will do well in

gardens. They will eat fruits, berries, grains and seeds and aren't fussy." The problem is that the sheer size of the bigger birds can scare off small birds which venture into gardens. Plus, wood pigeon numbers continue to increase as they are not as susceptible to cold weather and have a longer nesting season, producing more chicks per year than other species. The young are fed on crop milk, produced by their parents. However, there are specific foods which smaller birds love and which you might consider when re-filling your bird feeders. Small birds such as goldfinches love nyjer seeds and sunflower seeds. Peanuts are rich in fat and are popular with tits, greenfinches, house sparrows, nuthatches, great spotted woodpeckers and siskins. Crushed or grated nuts attract robins, dunnocks and even wrens. But never use salted or dry roasted peanuts and only buy from a reputable source. Fat balls are great for many birds, especially in cold weather, but make sure you remove them from any nylon mesh before putting them out, as birds can catch their feet in the mesh. Live food such as meal worms are relished by robins and blue tits, and may attract other insect-eating birds such as pied wagtails. Make sure the mealworms you buy are fresh. Any dead or discoloured ones shouldn't be used as they can cause problems such as salmonella poisoning. Again, buy from a reputable source. Of course, your own planting scheme can also go some way to

making your garden a haven for birds. A good hedgerow, with a mixture of deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers will provide birds with both shelter and food. Leave an area of your lawn to grow long, to encourage insects to it, and add some nectar-rich plants such as knapweed, red hot pokers, Michael mas daisies, snapdragons, cornflowers and cosmos to your border. Red and yellow flowers are said to be the most frequented by birds. House sparrows can often be seen attacking red and yellow flowers in spring and autumn, eating buds and petals. Berried plants including the spindle bush, the rowan, holly and hawthorn are also a magnet to birds. When buying bird food, avoid seed mixtures that have split peas, beans, dried rice or lentils as again only the large species can eat them dry. Consider also that kitchen scraps such as cut-up fruit, cake crumbs, grated cheese and uncooked porridge oats are likely to attract bigger birds. If you select your bird food carefully, hopefully you'll soon have a host of winged visitors- and not only the large ones- to your garden. For more information, visit

www.rspb.org.uk!birdwatch

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Moles

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Cockroaches

Family Business With An Excellent Reputation

Flies

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Squirrels Bed Bugs

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Carpet Cleaning Upholstery Cleaning Leather Cleaning Eco Friendly—Non Toxic Materials Used All Work Fully Insured & Guaranteed All Work Carried Out By The Owners Competitive Rates—Quality Cleaning Please call Shaun Lord Or 07810 820555

0115 8756766

Patios Pathways Landscaping Drains & Drainage work

Block Paving & Indian Stone Specialists

Quality & Service from a member of The Guild Of Master Craftsmen Family Run Business – No Subcontractors References & photographs available All work guaranteed

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MOBILE PHONE & COMPUTER SPECIALISTS

MOBILE PHONE UNLOCKING, REPAIRS AND SALES "MOST REPAIRS CARRIED OUT SAME DAY"

APPLE IPHONE IPAD IPOD IMAC REPAIRS & ACCESSORIES BUSINESS SUPPORT HOME CALL OUTS

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COMPUTER/LAPTOP SALES AND REPAIRS & ACCESSORIES

LARGE SELECTION OF MOBILE PHONES, IPODS, & TABLETS

BEATS STYLE HEADSETS FANTASTIC SOUND QUALITY! “YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW GOOD THESE ARE!

ONLY £19! *WE NOW BUY, SELL & REPAIR TABLETS*

74 Derby Road Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7AB

0115 949 9136 www.jascomms.com

info@jascomms.com

WE ARE NOTTINGHAMS NO.1 COMPUTER AND MOBILE PHONE SPECIALISTS ESTABLISHED IN STAPLEFORD FOR 10 YEARS WITH OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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fionafrankland

78 Derby Road Stapleford Nottingham NG9 7AB Tel: 0115 9393360 email: fflegalservices.com

legalservices

We offer the following: Wills Lasting Powers of Attorney Court Of Protection Advance Directives (Living Wills) House Clearance — Full Or Part Homes Cleared Care Fee Planning Also offering services for Conveyancing and Wealth Management

Home visits and hospital visits by appointment. Open every day Monday – Friday 9am-5.pm Saturday 9am –mid-day Ground floor offices offering disabled access, on street parking available.

Right in the heart of Stapleford Little Grapevine Tip For small rooms. A large mirror placed opposite the door will give the illusion of a larger room. Reflective surfaces, such as a white lacquer finish on furniture, will add to the sense of space. If you don't have the floor space for more than one coffee table, opt for a nest of tables or a table with wheels that you can move wherever you need it. If you have a tight doorway, a sofa with bolt-on arms will be easier to get into the room. 29 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements


Bright Start Begin the new year by giving your skin a healthy glow.

Soap and Glory Bright Here, Bright Now Instant Radiance Energy Balm 50ml Whether smoothed on as a moisturiser or mixed in with make-up, Bright Here, Bright Now’s apricot kernel oil and aloe vera makes dull skin dazzle. The face is instantly firmed with the active Instantight 2™ technology. Available at www.soapandglory.com Burt’s Bees Radiance Serum 13ml This scientifically-tested natural serum uses royal jelly, liquorice root extract, glycerine and 134 nutrients including vitamins A, C, D and K, minerals and 17 amino acids to bring out skin’s natural radiance. Available at www.burtsbees.co.uk

Pure Instant Radiance Skin Exfoliator 75ml With a minimum 95 per cent natural ingredients and 100 per cent essential oil fragrances, this exfoliator uses cherry seed, bamboo, chamomile, petitgrain and geranium to clean and smooth for brighter, more luminous skin. Available at Marks and Spencer www.marksandspencer.com

Lancome Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream 15ml Génifique technology is combined with buckwheat extract in this refreshing gel, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and under-eye bags. The eye area looks brighter, more refined and radiant. Available at www.lancome.co.uk 30 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements


Body Shop Vitamin C Radiance Capsules Community Trade brazil nut oil helps to smooth and revive dull skin to promote a natural glow. Available at Body Shop www.bodyshop.co.uk

Simple Radiance Brightening Moisturiser SPF 10 50ml Light-reflecting particles illuminate your complexion all day long. A blend of active ingredients including mango extract, glycerin, pro-vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Vitamin C soothes sensitive skin. Available at Boots www.boots.com

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Make more time for yourself in 2014 An organized life enables you to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done

Try keeping a weekly journal. Plan and write down your meals each week for the week, this saves you time and prevents wasted time wondering around the shops trying to decide on what to buy for meals. Better still, work a four weekly plan and stick to it. This also saves money. If time is precious, use your plan to order and buy online. The orders are saved on lineand you can use them again, saving even more time!. (You can pay a little extra and get them delivered, saving your legs and petrol). Work to your journal each day make it your goal to save time, to spend on yourself. Use this time to catch up with hobbies or fun things that you never get around to, you’ll feel more happier and organized. You deserve it.

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Susan Hardwick Dip DYT, DPN(Y) Qualified and Experienced Dru Yoga and ChiBall Teacher Classes at Tranquility Holistic Therapy Centre, 178 High Road, Chilwell, Toton, NG9 5BB

Grapevine can deliver your leaflets call :

Dru Yoga, Tuesdays 7.30-8.45pm £7 Drop In or Block Book 4 classes for £24

Release and Relax, Fridays 5.15-6.15pm ChiBall tai chi, yoga, body release, relaxation and meditation £6.50 Drop In or Block Book 4 classes for £22

Call Susan to find out more: 07425 161346 Or visit www.equilibriumyogaandchiball.co.uk

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Community Info

Nottingham and District Pre-Retirement (Registered Charity Number: 505899) Based at 144a High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LN (telephone 0115 922 3824) the NDPRC help people to adjust from work life to retirement by encouraging them to plan ahead, making sure that they are receiving all of the benefits they are entitled to. It can be hard for people to adjust and work out how to spend their extra hours ofleisure and the Nottingham and District Pre-Retirement Charity aims to help with this transition and even offers training courses. Contact: Linda on 0115 922 3824 for more details.

Local Homelessness Charity Broxtowe Single Homeless Action Group changed its name to Broxtowe Youth Homelessness, but continues to offer the same support to homeless people in the area. A significant funding award from the Big Lottery Fund gave this organisation a strong footing for the future (£212,000 over three years) to prevent and tackle homelessness across south Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. This enabled them to bring in two new staff members who work directly with schools and youth groups to spread awareness about homelessness and money management. They will also be providing support to parents of teenagers at risk of

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Assisting people who live locally for whom English is not their first language to integrate fully in the community Contact: Richard on 0115 917 8080 44 •

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Hope Norringham arc looking for support wirh purchasing a new van. If anyone is able tO hdp with sponsorship, please contacr :-Jigel Adams nigel(tilhopenoLLingham.org.uk Hope Norringham Van- Whar ir gers used for:Furnirure Collection and Ddiverv 2-3 days per week we collect donared essential irems of furnirme to deliver to people in need. Typical examples of rhe people we help are:- Pamilies escaping domestic violence, ofren being re-housed with no money and licde or no furnicure; Struggling f~m1ilies, sometimes under threat of eviction or of children being removed if rhcy arc nor abk ro adequately fi.trnish their homes. Bulk rood Collection 2-4 rimes per week to collect large h)Od donations from local supermarkets and 3663 food distribution company in Langley Mill. This includes large quanciries of tl:esh bread fi·om Sainsbmys, donated rins & packers from Tesco and surplus/semi-damaged food from 3663. This food supplies our foodbank and cafe and in addition supplies 3-4 other charities around Nottingham. The food collected contributes to food parcels which have served over .3000 people on the last year. Acts 4'35 This scheme allows us ro collect monetary donations which we rhcn usc to rake pt:oplt: shopping for essential items such as second hand fridgt:s ere Emplovment Pathway Hope Employment Pathway provides structured voluma.ry employment training and experience for long term unemployed people. A~ well as succcssfi.tlly gcrring previously unemployable people into paid work, Hope Employmt:nt Pathway also provides much nt:e:;ded occupation to individuals who are coming off drink or drugs and need constructive ways to fill their time. What we arc looking for:- Our currem vehicle has become vcty unreliable and .spends more rime in the garage than our! We would like ro replace it wirh a t<ord Transit Long \X'hed Base High Roof van, which would allow us to conrinue and dt:velop all the:; above:; work but in a mort: consistent and reliable:; way. How much will it cost? We would he content with a second-hand vehicle in good condition which may cosc bcrvvcen £.3000 and .(,6000. \VIe are looking tor business sponsors ro sponsor for rhe van for £300...£600 each or mort:. This will t:nable the company's logo to be displayed <.m the side of tht: van. IL may be possible LO provide larger logos f()r bigger conLrihmions. 54 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements


Sewing & Knitting Centre Beeston

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Book Reviews by Claire Lyons Girls Are Best by Sandi Toksvig (non-fiction!) SANDI TOKSVIG On the surface this may seem a little indulgent, however it is a genuinely interesting read for any gender. On the premise that history until very recently has been exclusively written by men T oksvig takes a look at some of the remarkable achievements of women throughout history. The short facts and humorous snippets as well as longer articles on some amazing individuals make it an easy 'flick through' of a book. Even as someone that has studied women's history there was lots to enjoy and lots of wonderful characters I had never heard of. If you have a young girl or teen in the family it's a great way to boost confidence and expectations by showing some positive role models and to prove that in many ways women are equal (if not better) than men. The chapters look at the fields of sport, exploration, science etc and have certainly sparked some fascinating discussions in our house, and lot of searching in other books and online for more information. Toksvig isn't derogatory towards men or dismissive of their achievements, but it is a refreshing change to see some women highlighted for their skills rather than just their appearancea fascinating read. Children's Choice Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul If you haven't met Winnie before you are in for a treat. The books are suitable for a wide age range as the stories are vety simple, but the illustrations are a masterpiece. Winnie is a slightly inept witch who (with her trusty pet cat Wilbur) has a range of great ideas to make her life better, many of which end in disaster and quick reversal to her original state. It's a great way to look at being grateful for what we have already- and just a good laugh at the various scrapes they get into. There are a large number of books now, some are seasonal or for special occasions Happy Birthday. Winnie! If you like one you will like them all bur if you are ordering them online check the format as you can have the picture book version (roughly A4 size) or several stories in an 'early readers' format without as many of the colourful illustrations. www.letyourselfgrow.org

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 When decorating a room, the skirting boards should be the last thing you tackle, apart from the floor. If you're just doing the skirting boards, you'll be amazed by what a difference revamping them can make to the whole room.  It's essential to sand thoroughly before painting your skirting boards. Use an electric sander on the flat parts and sandpaper where the sander can't reach. Even if the existing paint is in reasonable condition, you still need to sand it to help the new paint adhere, especially if the

old paint is gloss. Clean the wood thoroughly after sanding.  If your skirting boards are in poor condition, scrape and sand off any chipped, flaking or cracked paint and fill the repairs with flexible wood filler. Sand smooth when the filler is dry and then wipe clean.  If you're painting over bare wood, apply a couple of coats of knotting solution to the knots first to seal them and stop the resin in them from ruining your paintwork. Apply (quickdrying) primer and

If you find home improvement a bit daunting, the product brochure from Polycell is there to help. The brochure, which is distributed in DIY stores, has a step-by-step guide to a DIY job, plus a QR code, on each page. You simply take a picture of the code with your smartphone and it links to a how-to video on the Polycell website. Because a lot of young people have smartphones and are unsure about how to do DIY, this is a great way of getting them the information they need quickly and easily. Watch the how-to videos

undercoat next, or a combined product. Alternatively, use Ronseal KnotBlock Wood Primer & Undercoat, from £10.98 for 750ml, which seals the knots as well as priming and undercoating.  Use masking tape to protect your walls and floor when painting your skirting boards, but don't leave it on too long because it can form a seal with the dry paint

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and tear the paint when removed. The safest option is to remove and reapply the masking tape between coats and to use low-tack masking tape. Brush in towards the skirting board when painting over the tape to help to stop the paint from bleeding underneath. After you've removed the tape for the final time, you may need to touch up your paintwork for a neat finish.

A: I always recommend water-based quick-drying wood paint because it's nice to use, easy to clean off things it shouldn't be on, and takes very little time to dry, although you usually need to do quite a few coats. In my opinion, nothing beats white skirting boards and the good thing about white water-based wood paint is that it doesn't yellow over time, unlike oil-based alternatives.

Enjoy the spring sunshine by getting outside and sprucing up your exterior woodwork. It's not just your window frames and ledges that may need attention after winter - perhaps your front door could do with a makeover?

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he stretch of brilliant white sand ahead seems endless. Flanked by massive dunes and the crashing breakers of the Tasman Sea, the Ninety Mile Beach which stretches along the coast of New Zealand's North Island is believed to be the world's third longest uninterrupted beach, and a sight of staggering natural beauty. Wild horses roam this massive expanse of shifting dunes which climb hundreds of feet high, while seabirds such as petrels and albatross swoop over the waves, and bright-billed oystercatchers peck their way along the shoreline. Sacred to the Maoris, this coastline has a rocky outcrop on Cape Reinga at its northern end marked by a lone gnarled pohutukowa tree. Legend says the spirits of the dead enter the sea here on their way to a spiritual homeland. Closed to tourist rental cars, Ninety Mile Beach is not to be tackled lightly. The occasional car

roof peeping from the sand bears testament to former hapless drivers who misjudged tide times. The Bay of Islands, a beautiful and historic part of the country, where in the late 18th century, a young naval lieutenant called James Cook first landed, and gave the inlet its name. Then in 1840 some 46 Maori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi with representatives of Queen Victoria, gaining full colony status â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although controversy continues to this day over differing translations in English and Maori and whether it actually gave sovereignty to Britain. The restored Treaty House has since become part of a visitor centre, where the UK, New Zealand and Maori flags fly from a flagstaff overlooking the bay. And across the grass is the Maori meeting house (whare runanga) built in 1940.

On a summer's evening there are few more enchanting places than the Bay: wooded slopes of more

than 150 islands stretch as far as the eye can see across the sparkling blue water. These days it's hard to believe this was New Zealand's 19th century capital - populated by whaling crews, escaped convicts, traders and rogues. Packed with brothels, grog shops and gambling dens, it was known as the 'Hellhole of the Pacific'. Now quaint shops and tasteful restaurants are the order of the day. The Bay of Islands may be the jewel in the crown but the rest of the North Island is no less captivating. Much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed here and the starting point for anyone arriving by the three-hour ferry from the South Island is New Zealand's capital of Wellington. Although rather a functional place, the city does contain the magnificent museum of New Zealand on the waterfront, known as 'Te Papa'.

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Images: PA Photo/Tourism Auckland/Handout/Thinkstock Photos

Also fun to visit is the parliament building, a sort of mini-Westminster with a quirky pub, The Backbencher, across the road, packed with Spitting Image-type models of MPs and an excellent menu. From Wellington, we travel over the Desert Road and beyond the peaks of Tongariro National Park - one of them, Mount Ngauruhoe, was Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings. We then reached the thermal wonderland at the centre of the island, Lake Taupo. Nearly 1,000 feet deep, it's actually a volcanic crater and the earth's crust between here and Rotorua to the north is so thin that steam and fumes are strong enough to drive the area's own thermal power station. The best thermal park is Wai-otapu (place of sacred waters) where brightly-coloured minerals rise to the steaming surfaces to form the Artist's Pallet and the Champagne Pool. Lady Knox geyser spouts 40 feet into the air to delight the crowds every morning - its punctuality helped by a handful of soap. Of New Zealand's four million population, around a third live in and

TOP LEFT: The Parliament and Beehive office building, Wellington TOP RIGHT: Sailing in Auckland, LEFT: The Champagne Pool, hot thermal spring

around vibrant Auckland, the City of Sails, whose iconic skyline dominates one of the world's great harbours. With 2,500 vessels, Westhaven marina is the biggest in the southern hemisphere. Adrenaline junkies love the place. Bungee jumpers leap from the harbour bridge or the 1,076-foot Sky Tower, attached by elastic. Saner pursuits include a cruise round the

inlets, bays and little ports nearby or a meal in Viaduct Harbour, where bistros and seafood restaurants around the yacht basin buzz at night. A 15-minute bus journey takes you to the weekend beach playground of Mission Bay, where the renowned Fish Pot Cafe boasts the finest fish and chips in the city for around ÂŁ10. They're probably right.

Auckland's skyline

Stunning scenery, friendly service. October- April. Ninety Mile Beach, Bay of Islands. Pack light. New Zealand hotels have cheap laundry facilities. Changeable climate requires lightweight waterproofs - and suncream.

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There's nothing wrong with keeping the surfaces in your house clean. But when you spend hours bleaching them every day, and don't leave the house because you're frightened of the germs outside, you may have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). A problem suffered by between 1-2% of the population, OCD can control a person's life, perhaps because they're cleaning all the time, repeatedly checking doors are locked and appliances switched off, or performing mental rituals in the belief it will stop them harming someone they love. In the approach to OCD Week (February 18-24), the charity OCD Action hopes to raise awareness that OCD is a serious mental condition, which can ruin people's lives. Joel Rose, director of OCD Action, explains that while many individuals experience obsessions, compulsions and anxiety similar to OCD, the symptoms must be profound to warrant a diagnosis. "OCD can be a misused term," he says. "Those who are diagnosed are at the very severe end, and not just a slightly quirky person. "It's like the difference between being sad and being clinically depressed. True OCD is when it's taking over your life."

Obsession The most common obsessions are a fear of contamination by germs, of behaving in a sexually inappropriate way or being aggressive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for example a mother worrying she'll kill or abuse her baby. "Compulsions are the actions you do to try and make things all right, like checking or cleaning," continues Dr Blenkiron. "Unfortunately, these only work for a short time and actually keep the problem going by becoming an unbreakable habit. Imagine you're convinced that someone you love will be killed in an accident today unless you touch the door handle three times. This is what it's like to have OCD." Dr Blenkiron says OCD can affect someone's life so severely they're less likely to marry and can have more difficulty functioning in their work, and social life, than people with physical conditions such as diabetes. Sufferers often think they're going mad, but Dr Blenkiron stresses: "People with OCD are not dangerous or out of control - quite the reverse is true. It's unusual for sufferers to need to go into hospital, as OCD can be successfully treated in the community. OCD Action says sufferers have the condition for an average of 12 years before they seek treatment, often because it takes them a long time to find the courage to get help.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists say the disorder has three main parts: thoughts that make you anxious (obsessions), the anxiety you feel, and the things you do to reduce your anxiety (compulsions). While people can have compulsions without having obsessional thoughts, very often they occur together. Carrying out a compulsion reduces the person's anxiety and gives them an urge to perform it again. "The obsessions are repeated, unwanted thoughts or mental pictures that cause distress, and keep coming back into your mind even though you try to resist them," explains consultant psychiatrist Dr Paul Blenkiron.

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Treatment involves 'talking therapy' cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and drugs, normally antidepressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Dr Blenkiron says CBT or medication will help about six or seven out of every 10 people. CBT often involves a treatment called Exposure and Response Prevention, in which sufferers repeatedly face their anxieties. So if they have a germ fear, they'll touch a dustbin lid but resist the temptation to wash their hands afterwards. Dr Blenkiron points out research has shown a change in activity and blood flow in the 'overactive' areas of the OCD brain, before and after CBT. There's much debate about the causes of OCD, but the Royal College of Psychiatrists suggest that stress brings on about one in three cases. Hereditary factors could also be important and an imbalance of the chemical serotonin in the brain has been identified in long-term sufferers. In addition, if you're a neat, meticulous, methodical person with high standards, you may be more likely to develop the disorder.

According to The Royal College of Psychiatrists, those with OCD may have suffer from some or all of the following problems...

 Recurring unpleasant thoughts.  Repeated horrible mental pictures perhaps seeing yourself doing something uncharacteristically violent.

 Constant doubts, such as wondering whether you've caused an accident or left the door unlocked.

 An inability to make simple decisions.  A need for 'perfectionism' and everything to be in the right order.

 Regular feelings of anxiety, fear, guilt or depression, which can be relieved by carrying out certain behaviours.

Celebrities Many famous names are said to display OCD-like tendencies, including football star David Beckham and tennis ace Rafael Nadal. Beckham reportedly insists on lining up his shirts according to their colour, and his wife Victoria says he's obsessive about symmetry and order throughout their home. Similarly, every time Nadal plays a match, he takes a sip from each of his water bottles, then carefully lines them up so their labels all face the same way. But it's not just sports personalities who display obsessive compulsive behaviour. Movie star Cameron Diaz is said to open doors with her elbows to avoid touching germ-infested doorknobs, and admits to scrubbing her Hollywood home scrupulously and washing her hands many times a day. However, Rose stresses there's a vast scale of OCD behaviour, and points out: "Whenever it's said that a celebrity has OCD, they've obviously placed themselves somewhere along the OCD scale far enough to talk about it, but not so far that it stops them being an international sports or film star," he says. "It's about the impact it has on your life."

 Routinely thinking alternative 'neutralising' thoughts, such as counting, praying or repeating a special word, to correct obsessional thoughts.

 Performing rituals, such as washing your hands or arranging objects in a particular way, frequently.

 Hoarding useless and worn-out possessions.

 Making repeated requests for reassurance from others. For more information on OCD, visit OCD Action at www.ocdaction.org.uk

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Prison, Me- No Way? Children at Eastwood Comprehensive School will attend a 'Prison, Me!!- No Way!' session in January 2014 to help raise awareness amongst young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime and the effects of antisocial behaviour.

Children who have benefited from previous sessions met serving prisoners and soon became thoroughly engaged with the workshop making a real impact on them. One young attendee said: "I really enjoyed the crime day. The crime van really opened my eyes and made me not want to go in prison and I found it amazing when we found out about those 3 ladies that are in prison. Thank you for an amazing day, I will remember it for many, many years". The sessions, run by prison officers, are just one of a number of initiatives taking place in the borough to advise and educate the community in order to reduce crime. All year eight and nine pupils at the Eastwood school will attend the sessions which have been funded by the South Nottinghamshire Community Safety Partnership. Broxtowe Community Safety Partnership continues to provide a number of initiatives to tackle crime including amongst others, high-visibility policing, CCTV surveillance and project work within the community. In an emergency or to report a crime in progress contact the police on 999. To report information and suspicious activity contact the non-emergency Nottinghamshire Police number 101. To report crime anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 .

To protect property and belongings such as mobile phones, laptops, ipods/MP3 players consider registering the items with the UK's National Property Register, IMMOBILISE by registering on-line for free at www.immobilise.com.

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