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GRAPEVINE NG9

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Local teen Emma Snow writes about various topics and events each month in the Grapevine. “A voice for the young people in our Community”. Do you have a false identity? I can admit to having a false identity. It doesn’t mean I’m a liar and it doesn’t mean I’m fake. I’m talking about having an identity online that isn’t a true representation of what my life is really like and you may be able to relate to this. More often than not, some people use social media to hide who they really are, coming across as a completely different person on the internet than in real life. Hiding behind a screen can be malicious but at the same time it can give people confidence. This is why it is so easy to create a false identity and why social media can be so dangerous. We can easily edit and manipulate our accounts to create a ‘better version’ of ourselves to increase the feeling of self-worth, reflected by the number of ‘likes’ and followers we can attain. Have we really become this shallow without actually realising it?So many of us find it difficult to understand 18

that people we follow on Instagram and Twitter do not lead ‘perfect’ lives. Understandably, we are all guilty of choosing specific areas of our lives to showcase on the internet. We want to be judged for the life people think we lead; the lives we portray online. The person you have on Facebook who is constantly having successes in their lives will most certainly be having failures too. It is just that they choose to share the positive aspects. The celebrity or YouTuber that has the ‘perfect’ family probably has sleepless nights when their new-born baby is crying, but they just don’t share this part of their lives on the internet. Society has created this ideology of perfection. One person’s level of perfection will be different to the next, but social media is distorting how we view ourselves. I often hear people around me comparing their lives to the celebrity world. Whilst they are sitting in school, college or at work completing everyday tasks, they are at the same time wishing that they had the glamorous life of the Youtuber or TV presenter they watch, or the popstar they sing along to in the morning.

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The truth is they are working just as hard as you are and coming up against similar problems, it’s just that you only see what they want you to see. You don’t see the hours they spend cultivating their celebrity image. They may appear to have a glamorous lifestyle but in all likelihood, they don’t.It is so easy to get drawn into following fitness bloggers and vloggers and wanting to look and be like them. For example, the toned stomach, ‘perfect’. Article by Emma Snow You can now read more from me on my new blog: https://emmsnow.blogspot. co.uk

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CHRISTMAS TREE FINDS A NEW HOME IN EASTWOOD TOWN CENTRE A CHRISTMAS TREE from a property in Eastwood is providing some festive cheer in the town centre after Broxtowe Borough Council’s quick thinking Arboriculture Team found it a new home after it was felled. The tree, from the garden of one of Broxtowe Borough Council’s tenants at Addison Villas in Eastwood was removed as it was becoming entangled in phone lines above the properties. The Arboriculture Team decided that rather than recycle the tree for composting, they could donate it to be used as a Christmas Tree and the Craft Workshops in Eastwood was selected as the ideal location. The tree was felled on Friday 25th November and was installed within the Courtyard at the Craft Workshops earlier this week, with Christmas lights added just in time for the Eastwood Christmas Lights Switch On event on Tuesday 29th November. After the Christmas period the tree will be recycled into green waste for composting.

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‘Ducks Away 2017‛ The 26th Annual Duck race will take place on Sunday 1st January 2017 at Manor Park Toton. Starting at 2.00pm. As usual the Mayor of Broxtowe, (To be confirmed) will start the race by releasing 1500 plastic ducks into the River Erewash. They will float down the river and be caught at the bridge approximately 600 yards down stream. The owners of the first 10 ducks to cross the winning line will receive a prize. In 2016 we included a ‘Corporate’ race. Local business supported the race by sponsoring a duck. This was very successful so we will be including a corporate race again in 2017 and will be contacting local business once again to ask for their support. The Duck race is always a fun day for all the family. We will be serving teas, coffees, mulled wine and mince pies and we will be playing festive music For just £1.50 people can have the opportunity to sponsor a duck and win a prize. Angela Barnes, Duck Race Co-ordinator said “The Duck Race has become a great local event and people start ringing as soon as Christmas is over to make sure that they can reserve a duck for the race. We usually attract hundreds of local people and many family pets. It is one of the few events that all of the family can enjoy together. And there is always a great atmosphere. The people in the Toton/Beeston/Long Eaton/Sandiacre, Stapleford, Nottingham and Derby area now attend as a matter of course. After all what else can you do on New Years day? The race is sponsored by Long Eaton Plant Hire and all of the prizes are donated by local business. All of the money raised will be donated to “Cancer Research UK.” Even before Christmas people start ringing to reserve themselves a duck ,and I am sure that 2017 will be no exception. To reserve a duck call Angela Barnes – 07973 753046

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Treetops Hospice Care has completely overhauled their Charity Challenge program for 2017. Whether it has always been your dream to trek along the Great Wall of China, cycle from London to Paris or stay closer to home with a visit to the Yorkshire Peaks, Treetops has you covered. In order to promote all our new challenges, we’re inviting you to a free, no-obligation evening on Wednesday 1st February to learn about the wide range of overseas and UK challenges available. Make 2017 a year to remember, set yourself a challenge and raise money for a great local charity. Want more information? email events@treetopshospice.org.uk or call the Fundraising Team on 0115 949 1264. See advert on page 32

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SUFFERING WITH YOUR BACK ACHE? Want to feel taller & more flexible?  Want to learn exercises to reduce your back ache & get back to doing the things you love?  Want to find out how to feel taller & more flexible?  Want to see how to get rid of tension in your neck, shoulders & back? Yes? Here are 3 reasons why you should claim your Free ‘Reduce Your Back Ache’ Taster class

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Shedding Light on Night Vision Problems It’s no surprise that most people don’t see well in the dark. However, some people have considerable difficulty seeing at night or in poor light. Night blindness is not a disease in itself, but instead is a symptom of some other type of vision problem. During low light conditions our eyes naturally function differently: we are basically colour blind ,seeing mostly black , white and grey; we have less detailed vision and we see moving objects better than stationary objects. Some of the eye conditions that can cause night vision difficulty include: Nearsightedness (seeing well up close but not far away) Glaucoma (a disease of the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain) Medicine for glaucoma that constricts (narrows) the pupil Cataracts (cloudiness of the eye’s naturally clear lens) Diabetes (uncontrolled blood sugar levels) Retinitis pigmentosa (an eye disease that causes blindness) Too little Vitamin A Keratoconus (having a cornea that is very steeply curved) Our view. If you aren’t sure whether you have night vision problems, consider the following questions:

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Do you find yourself having trouble moving around your house at night, even with small night lights? Is driving at night becoming more difficult? Do you avoid going outside at night for fear of tripping or have trouble recognizing people’s faces in darkened settings? Does it take you a long time to adjust to seeing anything in a darkened room? If you have any concerns about your ability to see in the dark or in dim light, consult with your specialist optometrist right away. Having a complete eye exam will help identify any condition affecting your vision. Treating night vision difficulties depends solely on its cause . Getting a new prescription for your eyeglasses may be all you need for better vision in low light. In some cases, having cataracts removed can be illuminating as far as your vision is concerned. Your optometrist can explain what is causing your night vision problem and suggest how to brighten your outlook Article by Mr K.Lakhani BSc MCOpTom DipT IP Specialist Optometrist Jaysons Opticians

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IN THE COMMUNITY Help save Cooky‛s Pond ! Please Help Stapleford Community Group Get Upto £5,000 For Upgrades To Cooky’s Pond With - #BagsofHelp @Tesco_Midlands Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 31 December on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. When you shop in Tesco throughout December please vote for STAPLEFORD COMMUNITY GROUP. Any money that we receive will be used for much needed improvements to Cooky’s Pond.

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With over 25 years’ experience our upholsterer offers the highest quality service and free advice from our family run business in Beeston, Nottingham.

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Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society Wednesday January 25th “On The Buses” by Peter Hammond. A trip down memory lane for everyone interested in the history of transport in Nottingham. Starts 7.30pm at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton NG8 2ND Free for members, £2 visitors, everyone welcome. Complimentary refreshments after the talk. Wednesday 22nd February “Emma Wilmot; The Forgotten Artist of the Victorian Dukeries” by Richard Gaunt. The story of a remarkable pictorial history. Starts 7.30pm at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton NG8 2ND Free for members, £2 visitors, everyone welcome. Complimentary refreshments after the talk. Further details of all activities from Angela Gilbert, 0115 9283414 or see website http://spanglefish.com/wollatonhistorical House and Place History Want to discover more about a building or place where your ancestors lived? Then join this workshop and find out how you can build up a clearer picture of where they lived by using maps, trade directories, census returns, electoral registers and photographs. Wednesday 18 January10am - 4pm, Nottingham Central Library Cost: £20 (no concessions). Booking essential as places are limited – £5 deposit required when booking. For more information and to book contact staff in the Local Studies Library on 0115 915 2873 or email local_studies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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Beeston Church Illuminated Visitors to Beeston will be welcomed by new stunning views of The Parish Church of St. John The Baptist thanks to new up-lighting which has been installed by Broxtowe Borough Council to show the church in all its glory. Church Uplighting The new energy efficient LED lighting has been installed to the upper elevations on all four sides of the church. Winter commuters passing the church will be able to enjoy the beautiful view on their travels.Father Wayne Plimmer, Vicar of the church said: “We are delighted that this external lighting has been so generously provided for the church. Following the completion of the tram and the opening up of the views of the church, the lights will highlight the building and emphasise its place in the community”.Both the colour and the frequency of colour change can be altered to suit particular celebratory events.The cost of the project was just over £20,000 and has been paid for by the developers of The Square Phase 1.

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Wollaton Natural History Society- On Wednesday February 15th Dave Hollis will be giving a talk on Shetland Wildlife of the Simmer Dim (Summer Twilight) to the Wollaton Natural History Society. Join us for a wonderful mix of wildlife photographs and video covering birds, seals, wild flowers and stunning landscapes. We meet at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton (opposite the library) at 7.30pm. Annual subscription is only £13.75p (£1.25p per meeting); visitors are very welcome at £3.50 on the door. Treetops Hospice NG9 and NG10 Save yourself the mess and stress of disposing of your real Christmas tree this year. In exchange for a donation, we will collect and recycle your Christmas tree on 7/8 January 2017. The trees will be chipped and used on the hospice’s grounds to line our woodland pathways. You must register by midday on Wednesday 4 January. Use the form on the website to register, then leave your Christmas tree at the front gate/driveway of your property by 9am on Saturday 7 January. It will be collected by our team of volunteers. Phone: 0115 949 1264 Email: events@treetopshospice.org.uk If you have any problems or questions, please contact the fundraising team on 0115 949 1264. You must book by visiting website or calling the above number. Other postcodes on the websites are available. http://www.treetopshospice.org.uk/events/christmas-treecycling/ Thanks for your support! 42

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Nottingham Centre (National Trust) Winter Programme 2017 January 12th at 2.15pm. - 'The Rise and Fall of the Harpur-Crewes', by Marion Wallwork. Marion, the Nottingham Centre's President, will tell the story of Calke Abbey, the House that Time forgot. January 26th at 7.30pm. - 'A Tale of Two Cities', by Stephen Wright. Stephen will escort us on a magical visit to the Russian Cities of Moscow and St. Petersburgh. February 9th at 2.15pm. - 'Far and Away', by Josanne Peet: the fascinating story of the Nottinghamshire Emigrants to The New World in the 19th Century. February 23rd at 7.30pm. - 'The Tunneling 9th Duke of Portland', by Lilley Ann Dawes. Rarely seen in public, scared of smallpox, an enigma, and considered antisocial; why the tunnels? Did the 9th Duke of Portland lead a double life? Talks take place at the Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Admission: £3.00 members, £4.00 visitors, who are always very welcome. Excursions Saturday 7th January, 2017 – a local walk, with public transport, Bulwell to Nuthall. Telephone as above for information. Wednesday 15th February,2017. 'Snowdrops Excursion' to Belton House Gardens and

Oakham Castle, by coach. Cost £20.00, to include the essential cream tea!

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Nottingham New Year‛s Eve 2016. Watching the fireworks above our wonderful Castle is one of the most popular ways to ring in the New Year in Nottingham - and like last year visitors will be able to start the year inside the castle grounds. There will be live entertainment as well as a spectacular fireworks display above the castle, providing a show-stopping finale to your night of celebrations.The event at Nottingham Castle is just one of many New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place across the county. A Little Night Music: Nottingham‛s Royal Concert Hall will be filled with the sounds of the Sinfonia Viva with Sheku Kanneh-Mason. The programme for the Gala Concert has been inspired by the work of William Shakespeare and is likely to be the final event worldwide to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. New Year‛s Day Walk Sherwood Forest Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HNNew Year's Day Sunday 1 January 2017 from 10.30am - 12.30pm Why not start 2017 with a winter wander through Sherwood Forest and learn more about Sherwood, it's amazing trees and fascinating history. Cost - Adults £3.00 / Children £1.50 Advance booking is essential - call 01623 823 202

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IN THE COMMUNITY Message from Cllr. John McGrath Hope you have had a good summer, and enjoyed the year. There has been some ups and downs in Stapleford, one was the death of young Josh, which was a terrible thing for any family to go through. The way the community of Stapleford and surrounding areas rallied round to help them through this traumatic time was fantastic and credit goes to young Oliver and his gang of school friends who organised raffles for a bench as a tribute to Josh. Also the bikers, who turned out for the funeral. It has been an eventful year, Aldi has still not been built. There is a new application going in in December without the condition of the 10 new homes. I hope the Councillors who sit on this committee can now see sense to pass the application as we no longer have a superstore in Stapleford. (As most are aware the Co-op closing, there are no greengrocers and it is my belief that this is a fantastic opportunity to help the town grow and prosper.) The Post Office is set to close on Church Street, it is set to move to Bargain Booze on Derby Road. Not ideal, small but this is the way the Post Office business plans are going for their shops. We had a meeting last year, myself, Richard and officers of the Council where we suggested other empty premises in the town. They came back with Bargain Booze, we have a meeting in early

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November with our MP, Post Office officials to see what their plan is. I personally do not want to lose the Post Office in Stapleford. Whiteley Mill and new offices and apartments are now finished. A fantastic looking building bringing people into the town. Across the road is Cambridge House which again we are speaking to people to turn it into a training hub for building skills and other trades to give young people who are not so academically minded to give them a good start in life. Again I would like our MP and the leader of the Council to get involved with ideas with myself and Richard and officers of rhe council to push this forward and no hang around as we did with Whiteley Mill. The developments around the centre of Stapleford are now under way. The question was asked in council about the money we receive for this that we try and invest it in Stapleford and not into Beeston, as I feel that is where some of our monies go. Watch this space. Brookhill Street is still a major problem, why did it take an accident for some kind of action. It needs resurfacing everyone can see that and keep the speed restrictions on Brookhill and surrounding areas especially near the schools. Richard organised a meeting at Carnegie hall in September where a number of things were suggested where myself and Ray have been talking to the County Council for years. Lets hope something gets done now.

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Stapleford football club goes from strength to strength, it now needs facilities fit for the effect people are working hard to achieve. A petition will be started after Christmas both on line and on the streets of Stapleford for communial facilities and a 4G pitch. Richard and myself will the upmost to get the ball rolling along with Pete and Jason, representatives of the club. Last month I was selected with local girl Lisa Clarke to represent Stapleford, Bramcote and Trowell at County level, it will be an honour and a privilege if elected to serve the area I was born in with pride. We had our annual cricket match raising ÂŁ2,000 for dementia, thanks to Simon Cockayne, Puss McGrath, Rob Attwood and Sandiacre cricket club, patrons of the Horse and Jockey, The Bell, Westend and The Old Cross. Thank you to all the people who attended. Finally congratulations to Shaz's Angels leader Sharon Hands who received an award for her great work in the community. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. John McGrath (Maggie)

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Local fundraiser donates 60 hampers to deserving people in Stapleford Local fundraiser Sharon Hands of Copeland Avenue Stapleford recently took on the role of Mrs Clause as she hand delivered festive hampers to local people in Stapleford. Sharon the head of a charitable bunch known as Shazza’s Angels, spent six hours giving the gifts to people who had been nominated by their friends and family. Inside the hampers were everything a family could need for a festive feast – including turkey, tea ,coffee and a Christmas pudding. SharonHands, who works as a night shift manager for a food company, devoted hours of her spare time over the past 12 months organising raffles, pub collections, stalls, auctions and events to raise money for the hampers. She said: “Last year we handed out single gifts to old people in Stapleford and they enjoyed it so much that I decided to raise money all year round to put the hampers together.” Shazza’s Angels, based in Stapleford, raised £680 for the hampers, which were donated by Bakkavor Welcome Foods, in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Mrs Hands also received donations from Tesco and Broxtowe Borough Councilto add to the collection.She said: “One lady was crying. They were amazed. People couldn’t believe that someone wanted to give them something for nothing.“In fact a few people even wanted to give me money for the hampers. I came home

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exhausted; my legs are killing me, but it was worth it.” Denise Stevenson, whose husband is 90 years old, received ones of the hampers, She said: “It was a lovely surprise. You don’t expect people to give you things. It’s just really lovely and nice. “It has lots of things in it for Christmas dinner and treats. Everyone will be round at my house on the day now.” Mrs Hands, has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the past 15 years. Her work is all the more remarkable as not only has she been diagnosed with a rare form of arthritis which makes getting around painful, but her husband Trevor has also recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer. She has raised money for a young girl diagnosed with terminal cancer, as well as for a four-year old with leukaemia, enabling her parents to take time off work to care for her. Mrs Hands, who first got the fundraising bug when she took part in a charity parachute in Chilwell at the age of 15, also raised £6,000 to provide sensory toys for a young child who has had multiple heart operations. She said: “I love the thrill of achieving what you want to achieve. It’s nice because you never know how much money you’re going to raise.”

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40th Anniversary of Wollaton Natural History Society Forty years ago Wollaton Natural History Society held its very first meeting and a programme of evenings was planned to promote the study and appreciation of the natural world. In the early days they met in the Great Hall in the company of the famous Guy the Gorilla and a huge stuffed giraffe! These days illustrated talks are held on the third Wednesday of the month at St Leonard's Community Centre opposite Wollaton Library. The Society was initially called “The Naturalists of Wollaton” but this was changed in 1996 to “Wollaton Natural History Society” to avoid confusion with naturists! To mark the anniversary a celebration evening has been held by the Society at which current President Graham Birkett cut a cake and a display of photographs recalling past activities was held. New members and visitors are always welcome at the meetings which are open to all, not just Wollaton residents. For further details visit the website at www.spanglefish.com/WollatonNaturalHistory

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WOOLLY ‘JUMPERS’ KEEP TREES WARM AT BRAMCOTE HILLS PARK TREES AT BRAMCOTE HILLS PARK have a new way to keep warm during the cold weather thanks to a local knitter from Wollaton. A Sweet Chestnut tree at the park was ‘yarn bombed’ by local knitter and Geocaching enthusiast Hannah Birch after she contacted Broxtowe Borough Council with a unique idea to dress the trees to celebrate the parks 10th year of Green Flag award success. The tree is located adjacent to the cycle track at the park and visitors can search for a hidden Geocache using their mobile phones when they find the tree. The yarn bombing was officially revealed on Friday 2nd December as Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey joined students from White Hills Park Federation Trust to plant trees around the main car park at the site as part of National Tree Week.

were donated in private memorial or commemoration. Future Yarn Bombing may appear at the park in 2017 to celebrate different events and activities. Keep visiting the park and you never know what new colourful knitted dressings you may see. For more information please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3507, email grounds@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/parks

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The National Crime Agency (NCA) is asking people to protect themselves from malware after a computer network known as Avalanche has been taken down. Avalanche, which was set up in 2009, was used to send out millions of fraudulent emails weekly enabling cybercriminals to steal personal information such as financial details. At any given time up to 500,000 computers worldwide are believed to have been carrying infections distributed through the Avalanche network.On 30 November 2016 a global operation by police forces from more than 30 countries, including the UK, resulted in criminal enterprises losing access to Avalanche. In a single day of coordinated action, more than 830,000 malicious web domains were taken down, breaking the channel between criminals and the computers they controlled. In addition, five individuals were arrested, 37 premises were searched and 39 servers were seized, while 221 servers were put offline through abuse notifications sent to the hosting providers. Victims of malware were identified in over 180 countries.

concentrated on but was not limited to Windows PC vulnerabilities. To help protect yourself from the threat of malware you should ensure that you always download the latest software and app updates which contain vital security upgrades to help protect your devices. Remember if an email or SMS text message is unexpected or you do not recognise the sender always take care not to open attachments, or click on links. Free malware removal tools If you think your computer has been infected only consider downloading anti-virus from websites that you have researched and are trusted: For additional online safety advice visit: Get Safe Online and Cyber Aware. Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites. To report a fraud and cyber crime and receive a police crime reference number, call us on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool. Sign up for free to Action Fraud Alert to receive direct, verified, accurate information about scams and fraud in your area by email, recorded voice and text message.

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Dating / Romance Fraud. Many singletons will be making a New Year’s resolution to find their ideal partner and signing up to an online dating website. This can be a great way to find true love but you also need

to be on the lookout for fraudsters trying to win your affection and then asking for money to pay for them to visit you or help out with a family problem. Do not listen to promises of repayment – better to sever contact and look elsewhere. Top tips to protect yourself • Guard your privacy when chatting online and be selective with the information you provide about yourself. • Never send money or give credit card or online account details to anyone you do not know and trust. • Trust your instincts, if something feels wrong take steps to protect yourself. Mobile Payments. More and more people are using mobile devices, especially smartphones to make purchases. Data is usually stored in the phone’s memory and may be compromised if the device is ‘hacked’ or stolen. Top tips to protect yourself • Do not save passwords or personal/ financial data onto your mobile device unless it is absolutely necessary and make sure the phone is passcode protected. • If stolen, most mobile devices have the software to wipe all data from their memory remotely – learn how this works. • Do not leave your Bluetooth on as cyber-criminals can hack into your device unnoticed. Also install anti-virus software and check the security features.

Holiday fraud During or just after the festive period many people are keen to take a few days away, often in search of some sunshine or snow. With the expense of buying Christmas presents most will be going online on the look-out for a deal. However, it is important to be aware of fraudsters advertising fake holidays on websites or social media. These often come in the form of cheap ‘too good to miss’ package trips, bargain-booking offers for villas and ski chalets or calls and texts offering tempting last-minute deals. Top tips to protect yourself • Always pay with a credit card; if they don’t accept don’t buy from them. • Use companies that are ABTA or ATOL protected. Verify this protected status by contacting the Civil Aviation Authority. • Research the internet and consider the reviews of the company/person you wish to use before booking your trip.

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Grown Ups Choice Gnome or Mr Nice Guy by Rosalind Winter Book 2 in the Rook Ridge series is as wonderful as the first book Ready, Steady, Dig! Both offer a funny and light story of friendship, discovery and a little bit of magic. I’ve chosen the second book as it is based during the run up to Christmas—but you do need to read Book 1 first; they are very short so you should just have time! Rook Ridge is the home to an old Roman settlement, and when the last Roman’s left the house they put their Lars in charge. The small statues took their role very seriously and despite their new home are insisting on keeping the present day members of the family safe and well. There is also a mystery gnome killer on the loose and in the busy Christmas season it’s the last thing that the Rook Ridge Visitor Centre needs. The characters are appealing and fun, with a good range of ages and relationships which would appeal to lots of readers. No real gnomes were harmed in the writing of the book.

Children’s Choice The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven and Maddie Frost We keep our wintery and Christmas books for December only, and wrap them up and then choose one or two each night as a surprise. It’s nice as we have either forgotten about them or have waited ages to re-read a favourite story. This new book by Lou Treleaven is a sure fire favourite already and will be in our wrapped pile for many years to come. It’s a sweet winter story about the Snow Queen and her daughter—the Queen is very clear about how snowflakes should be made, and that they should all be the same, this works well until the Princess is left in charge one day and forgets to set the machine up properly… All’s well that ends well, and the snowflake mistake actually gives the Queen and her daughter a chance to think about different ways to do things. It’s a lovely story, and with the such gorgeous illustrations It’s a joy to look at as well as to read. Lou Trevleavan has also written Prof.McQuark and the Oojamaflip which is another firm favourite - a review of which is on the blog.

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DON’T DRINK & DRIVE THIS CHRISTMAS! IT ISN’T WORTH IT! Drink-driving penalties

You could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you’re found guilty of drink-driving. The actual penalty you get is up to the magistrates who hear your case, and depends on your offence. You may be able to reduce your ban by taking a drink-drive rehabilitation scheme (DDRS) course if you’re banned from driving for 12 months or more. It’s up to the court to offer this. Being in charge of a vehicle while above the legal limit or unfit through drink You may get: 3 months’ imprisonment up to £2,500 fine a possible driving ban Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink You may get: 6 months’ imprisonment an unlimited fine a driving ban for at least 1 year (3 years if convicted twice in 10 years) Refusing to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for analysis You may get: 6 months’ imprisonment an unlimited fine a ban from driving for at least 1 year Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink You may get: 14 years’ imprisonment an unlimited fine a ban from driving for at least 2 years

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an extended driving test before your licence is returned The High Risk Offenders Scheme Your driving licence won’t be returned automatically at the end of a driving ban if you’re a ‘high risk offender’. You’ll only get your licence back if you pass a medical examination. You’re a high risk offender if you: were convicted of 2 drink-driving offences within 10 years were driving with an alcohol reading of at least 87.5 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, 200 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, or 267.5 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine refused to give the police a sample of breath, blood or urine to test for alcohol refused to allow a sample of your blood to be tested for alcohol (eg if it was taken when you were unconscious) Other problems you could face A conviction for drink-driving also means:your car insurance costs will increase significantlyif you drive for work, your employer will see your conviction

on your licence you may have trouble travelling to countries like the USA.

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GRAPEVINE TIPS FOR KEEPING KIDS ENTERTAINED WHILST FLYING Prepare for yur next holiday. Invest in a Trunki - They may appear a little overpriced, but Trunkis are a lifesaver for entertaining little ones when you’re in long queues, as your kid can happily propel him/herself around while sitting on top. Not only that, the strap allows you to pull your child around, saving their tired little legs if your walk to the departure gate is a long one. But in the meantime, a few cheaper forms of ride-on luggage are gradually trickling onto the market, like Skoot Kid’s and Kiddee Cases Get sticking with stickers -Stickers are great for keeping children entertained for a while – just give them an empty water bottle to decorate, or some scrap paper. Bear in mind that you will probably end up having to unpeel stickers from the back of the seat in front and from various parts of your child’s body, but it’s a small price to pay for keeping them quiet for 15 minutes. Take a pillow - Small children can sit on a pillow so they can see out of the window better, while older children may find sleeping more comfortable with a pillow. A blanket is also good as its familiarity will comfort your child as well keep them warm if it gets chilly on-board Take some sweets- Landing can cause painful ears – babies are often given a bottle to encourage them to suck and therefore swallow. The same principle will work if you give your child a lollypop (ideally sugar free) for take-off and landing, which will also distract them from the potentially scary sensation. Bring longer lasting foods - Offer foods that take longer to eat which will occupy your child for longer. A box of raisins is great because it contains natural sugars, normal sweets can be a great bribe but be warned: trying to contain a child in their seat once they have eaten an excessive amount of sugar can present a challenge! Download some kids‛ games or apps Before you board, download some kids’ games or kid-friendly apps to your smartphone or tablet (make sure to switch it to Airplane mode for the flight) Peppa Pig, Happy Mrs Chicken (chances are your child is obsessed with Peppa Pig, so anything starring the pink one will inspire awe, but this is actually a pretty good game).

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Slow Cooker Recipes We all have Christmas food over the Christmas period, but this recipe is ideal to make early in the morning at any time of the holiday break, to serve later in the day allowing a free day to relax and enjoy. Serve with rice, or a jacket potato each.

Slow Cooker Chicken With Parsley Ingredients Makes: 4 115g butter, softened 4 bone-in, skin on, chicken breast fillets 12 small red potatoes, halved 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 12 whole mushrooms 225g cream cheese, cubed 1 bunch fresh parsley, coarsely chopped 1 lemon, juiced 125ml soy sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Prep:15min › Cook: 8hr Ready - 8hr15min Divide butter into 4 equal portions and spread between the skin and meat of each chicken breast. Place chicken breasts, potatoes, onion, mushrooms, cream cheese, parsley, lemon juice, soy sauce, salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Tip Make this in the morning and cool in fridge for a few hours. Reheat and then serve for maximum flavour.

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Busiest day this year as the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance responds to six incidents in one day. It is hard to miss our distinctive yellow Ambucopter when it flies in the skies above Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire, but on Thursday November 24th it was in the sky more than usual as it responded to six incidents in one day making it the busiest day for our crew so far this year! Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Usually tasked on average 3 times per day, the first call came in at 7.20am when the crew were called to a medical incident in Louth. They assisted on scene before returning to base at 8.53am for a de-brief. Just over half an hour later, at 9.32am, they were airborne again attending a road traffic collision in Stamford involving a lorry. Our clinical crew helped to treat the patient before flying straight to their third call of the day, this time in Bottesford where the patient had fallen from height. Our crew assisted on scene and returned to base at 11.09am. There wasn’t even time for a cup of tea before the next call came in just 11 minutes later. Our helicopter was scrambled again and called to another road traffic collision, this time between a car and lorry in Mansfield. Our doctor and paramedics assisted the land crew and returned to base at 1.12pm. Once

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back at base, they had just over an hour to debrief the day’s incidents so far and catch up on some paperwork – and grab their first well-deserved cup of tea of the day! At 2.39pm the ‘bat phone’ rang again, and this time the crew were called to a medical emergency in Immingham, with yet another emergency call coming in at 4.43pm - their third road traffic collision of the day. Again, our clinical team assisted the land crew in treating an injured cyclist and then returned to base at 5.20pm. The day saw the crew utilize a number of different resources; the Ambucopter was in the sky for 164 minutes, taking an average of 13 minutes to reach each patient, and the Rapid Response vehicle took 7 minutes to deliver our critical care doctors and paramedics to the last emergency of the day. Chief Executive, Karen Jobling, said: “Thursday was a very busy day for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance - it was one call after another all day as our crew travelled from Mansfield in the West to Louth in the East. Our Ambucopter is effectively able to take the equivalent of an A&E department to the scene of the incident and together with the advanced skills of our paramedics and doctor, increase the level of medical care patients can receive at the roadside, significantly impacting on their chances of survival and recovery.”

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is nongovernment funded so we rely on the support of our local communities to raise £2.1million every year to keep our helicopter flying, saving lives and improving outcomes for patients 365 days a year. On average the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance carries out between 2 and 3 missions a day. Each mission costs the charity approximately £2,100. The Ambucopter and Critical Care Team bring an enhanced care capability to the scene of life-threatening incidents, including agricultural, horse riding and motorcycle accidents, serious falls and road traffic collisions. They take care of people in their greatest hour of need. The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service is based at a purpose-built site at RAF Waddington. It has four crew (one pilot, two paramedics and one doctor). Since its flying operations began in 1994, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has been called upon for more than 17,200 missions.

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IN THE COMMUNITY Keys Handed Over At Second Dementia Friendly Scheme The keys were officially handed over at Broxtowe Council's second dementia friendly housing scheme in Beeston last weeek in November 2016, , thanks to a partnership project between Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottingham Community Housing Association, Waters Homes and Pelham Architects to build specially designed and adapted bungalows for people with dementia. Bexhill Court The newly built bungalows have been incorporated into the Council's Retirement Living Scheme at Bexhill Court on Central Avenue who gave overwhelming support for the idea and the development. The homes have been designed to be dementiafriendly with special emphasis on colours, textures and patterns, as people with dementia can struggle with depth perception and patterns can cause confusion. Colour is also an important issue, to ensure that there is lots of light in the home but that things like doors, light fittings and toilet seats are dark enough to stand out and easy to distinguish. Each room in the dementia friendly bungalows will be a different pastel colour so they are easily identifiable to the resident, even if they are confused or disorientated. Chair of the Housing Committee, Councillor Eric Kerry said These fantastic new bungalows show how Broxtowe Borough Council has worked hard to provide specialist accommodation for residents affected by dementia. The transformation from disused tennis courts to what we have seen today is a magnificent achievement by everyone involved in the project. The development offers four x two bedroom bungalows, including a room for carers to help support the needs of individual tenants, together with an additional two x one bedroom bungalows for people who wish to move to Retirement Living. The project is part of the Council's on-going commitment to be a dementia friendly Council. For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on the details provided below or visit the Council's website. Housing Allocations and Options Manager T: (0115) 917 3443

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IN THE COMMUNITY Toton Confirmed as HS2 East Midlands Hub Station Broxtowe Borough Council has welcomed an official announcement confirming Toton as the location of the Eastwood Midlands HS2 Hub Station. The announcement was made by The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport (Tuesday 15th November). In his report, he said that Having considered alternatives, the Government has chosen [Toton] as it is the best option for serving the whole East Midlands region, readily accessible from the cities of both Nottingham and Derby by a range of transport modes, and because of the potential regeneration and job growth opportunities that a new station will present. The Council is delighted to hear today's announcement. The development of HS2 brings huge economic potential for the East Midlands and Broxtowe Borough is perfectly positioned to secure maximum benefits for the local area in housing, jobs and connectivity said Councillor Richard Jackson, Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council. Some of the benefits include: Estimated ÂŁ1.1 to ÂŁ2.2 billion per year economic benefits to the East Midlands Between 30,000 and 90,000 additional employment opportunities in the D2N2 and Leicestershire area. Well integrated, high-quality local housing Improved connectivity and journey times to major cities including London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester Investment in infrastructure to ensure the smooth flow of passengers in and out of the area Following technical work to assess potential alternative locations in 2015, Toton has remained the preferred option and the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board found that it demonstrated greater potential to deliver economic growth and boost connectivity to Birmingham and the north of England. Further consultation work will continue and the next major milestone will be the Phase 2b Hybrid Bill in Parliament in 2019. For more information, please contact Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council, Ruth Hyde by emailing ceo@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk 66

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St. John the Baptist Parish Church, Beeston, invite you to visit our Christmas Tree Festival. This is being held Friday 16th December until Monday 19th December. Light refreshments will be available. A Christmas Tree Festival is a display of Christmas Trees, decorations and lights etc, making the Church look truly beautiful; these are sponsored by various Church Groups, Local Schools and Organisations. We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends.

New Season for Sandiacre Male Voice Choir September not only sees the children back in school but it brings in the new season for Sandiacre Male Voice Choir. The choir is in its 96th year and already starting to look ahead to its centenary year and celebrations in 2020 but until then, with our wide repertoire from traditional hymns to theatrical show tunes and modern day songs, we are always looking for opportunities to entertain audiences throughout the county. So if you are holding a private function, a community event or a charity fundraising event then we have the songs to fit all occasions. New members are always welcome to join us and you don’t need to be able to read music! Just drop in, listen or sing along on Monday evenings from 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Butt Street, Sandiacre. For more information on booking the choir for an event or to talk about joining us please contact the choir Secretary, Anthony Taylor, on 0115 877 8669. Follow us on Twitter and our Facebook Page @sandiacremalevoicechoir web: www.sandiacremalevoicechoir.org

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Bramcote Rescue: *Fosterers* for Dogs and Cats needed URGENTLY If you can help please Telephone: 01159 220286 Do you have the time, space and patience to become a foster mum and dad. It can be hard work but always rewarding. We particularly need foster families in the Nottingham and Derby areas. We are being asked more and more to take older dogs due to owners passing away or becoming ill and no longer able to care for their dogs. We also have breeders who want to rehome ex breeding dogs. We use home based care, this means the dogs live in a home and not a kennel enviroment. You will need a secure garden and all other dogs must be neutered. If interested please phone or pm us for more details. A home visit will need to be carried out. All our dogs are neutered, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped before leaving for their new homes and a home check will be carried out. Our Christmas Wish List Cat Food - Sheba, Whiskers, Felix or any pouches. Cat Tins - Salmon/Tuna for the Cats over Christmas Cat Treats, Cat Litter - Wood or Crystal Burgess Excel Guinea Pig or Rabbit, Burgess Excel Herbs Fresh Veggies/Herbs, Hay Bales , Wood Shavings Dog Food - Butchers, Morrisons Foil Dog Food, Dog Treats **Wanted** Soft Toys for DOGS and Rabbits We are on face book - so check out our daily upodate 6 Ash Tree Square, Bramcote Village. Nottingham, http://www.bramcote-rescue.co.uk Want to give a pet for Christmas? Please remember a dog or cat is NOT for Christmas.

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Ping G Series SF Tec (Straight Flight Technology) Mens Golf Driver. Ping’s latest model - as new, hit ten times. Right hand, regular shaft. 10 degrees adjustable. Wrench and head cover included. Currently £299.99 at American Golf. Accept £210 (fantastic gift). Tel 01159221758 Bramcote Hills Light Oak Dining Table- seat 6 to 8 people £50 Tel: 0115 9307492 Trowell. Singer Sewing machine- basic model- £60 Tel: 0115 9307492 Trowell. Ladies Raleigh bicycle,1960’s vintage, 22 inch frame, blue/cream, dynamo, bell, no gears. Very clean, no rust. £10. Also, optional extra - new extra-thick gel saddle £10. Toton, 0115 8770265 37 multi-coloured foil Xmas decorations, all as new: 10 x 8 foot chains, 14 large drop downs, 7 medium drop downs (trees, bells, stars), 5 mobiles, banner. Great for kids parties, £10. Toton, 0115 8770265 Rabbit hutch, wooden on 8” legs. extra-sturdy, waterproof roof, superb condition, very clean, never been outside, 43” long, 20” wide, 19” high, suit medium-size rabbit, buyer to collect, £35. Toton, 0115 8770265 Compost Bin by “Earth Machine” (made by Norseman Plastics). Large 300litre capacity - simple and easy to use. See full spec on Earth Machine website. User booklet included. £12. Tel 01159221758 Bramcote Hills “Torso Track 2” Abdominal Abs Exercise Machine with knee pad. Full upper body workout in 5 minutes. See website for pictures and features. £10. Tel 01159221758 Bramcote Hills. 4 rods plus reels. Landing net. carry case for assemble rods. Plus some luggage and fishing accessories £60.00 Tel. 07742016479. Beeston. MAGIMIX Nespresso Coffee Machine and Electric Milk Frother. Excellent condition and perfect working order. £25. Tel: 01159 170715. Trowell 26 Real Life Crime magazines £8 Dr D G Hessagon 5 gardening books, Greenhouse, Lawn, Garden, Bedding Plants & Easy Care £5. Nice Christmas present. Tel: 07511 658110 Easy Fit cot safety rail (pink) £4 Tel: 07511 658110 Rosetta Stone French self learning course, consists of all the CDs for levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 £10 Tel: 07511 658110 Discovering Wine Box containing 128 page book, wine collar, wine cork & wine opener. Nice Christmas present £4 Tel: 07511 658110 House & Home DIY Tools. 2-piece snap-off knife set, cushion grip includes 10pc 8mm & 10pc 18mm spare blades and a folding lock-back for safety utility knife with 5 extra blades. Both items unused £7.00. Heritage Brass 4 ball bearing polished hinges 4” x 3” x 3mm Qty set of 2 £4.00. Buyer to collect. Purchase all 3 for £10.00.Tel: 07507780358 Wollaton

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Useful Numbers and Information Broxtowe Women’s Project Support For support & information about domestic violence phone: Broxtowe Women's Project 01773 719111 - Mon-Fri 10am-1pm (except bank holidays). Confidential answerphone when we are unavailable. Women's Aid Integrated Services- Freephone 24 hour Helpline 0808 800 0340 National Domestic Violence- Freephone 24 hour Helpline- 0808 2000 247 Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge Men’s Adviceline - for support and confidential advice for men experiencing domestic abuse and violence 0808 801 0327. www.mensadviceline.org.uk Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141 CALL for confidential help AND advice on all aspects elder abuse Safeguarding adults- Reporting abuse If you see or know of a worrying situation, please don’t ignore it.Call us on 0300 500 80 80 as soon as possible to discuss your concerns. You can report abuse anonymously. Abuse can happen anywhere - in a residential or nursing home, a hospital, in the workplace, at a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing, in the street or in the person’s own home.In an emergency, please call 999 in the first instance. SOB -Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide -National Helpline 0300 111 5065. 9am to 9pm every day.Ilkeston (support group) Location: Ilkeston.Meeting day: 4th Thursday of every monthPhone: Eric on 0115 944 1117 (9am - 5pm) Canaan Trust - Homelessness- Long Eaton.Tell us about a rough sleeper. If you see and are concerned about someone who is rough sleeping, please tell us. Please help us by providing as much information as possible. 0115 946 4903. Email us if you wish to discuss a rough sleeper – office@canaan-trust.co.uk Citizens Advice- Debt & Money Problems, Housing , Law,& Rights , Discrimination.,Work, Health. etc.,www.citizensadvice.org.uk Internet Safety- Visit theUK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. www.saferinternet.org.uk- Tel: 0844 381 4772. Disability Nottinghamshire- need to talk to someone .Call us for independent, impartial and confidential advice on any aspect of disability or caring. Tel:01623625891. Nottingham Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. Tel: 0115 9348485 Mondays to Fridays from 7pm to 9.15pm. You can leave an answerphone message at other times. Or e-mail at nottinghamswitchboard@gmail.com

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Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme - your right to ask If you live in Nottinghamshire, you can find out if your partner has a violent past thanks to the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. About 'Clare’s Law' The scheme – also referred to as ‘Clare’s Law’ – aims to prevent men and women from becoming victims of domestic abuse. People worried that their partner may be harbouring a violent past are being urged to use a successful scheme. A 12-month pilot of Clare’s Law – the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – concluded in September 2013 and Nottinghamshire Police will continue to run the scheme after it was introduced in September 2012. Tackling domestic violence is one of Nottinghamshire Police’s top priorities and the force was one of four that delivered the pilot. Who can request this information? Anyone who has contact with a potential victim of domestic abuse can request information from us however, they may not be the one to receive any information released. It will only be given to those who are best placed to safeguard the person at risk. Campaigners lobbied the government to implement the scheme following the murder of 36-year-old Salford mum Clare Wood by her estranged partner in 2009. She suffered months of sexual abuse and death threats before being strangled by George Appleton, who had a history of violence against women. How to make a request under 'Clare’s Law' To make a request for information under the Disclosure Scheme, contact us on 101, visit your local police station or speak to a police officer. Anyone can visit this website and read the Claires Law brochure, or download it, the site shows how to remove your browsing history and hide the site after viewing: http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/clareslaw Refs for Pets This charity can find a temporary home for your pets while you are living in temporary accommodation. Tel: 0115 934 8487 or 07971 337 264

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Broxtowe Women’s Project website The project challenges domestic violence and abuse by increasing society's awareness of violent and abusive behaviour and offers support to all women experiencing domestic violence in the Broxtowe borough. Tel: 01773 719111 Midlands Women’s Aid website A registered charity, based in Nottinghamshire, that has given refuge, advice and support to thousands of women and children since 1976. Its refuge can offer accommodation for up to seven women, with or without children. Tel: 01159 257647 How We Can Help- We are a registered charity that has given refuge and support to thousands of women since 1976. There is always someone ready to talk to you with practical advice and support day and night on: Nottingham (0115) 925 7647 Admissions can be made to the refuge at any time. If we are unable to admit you we can always suggest other agencies to contact. Our refuge is a pleasant and secure home where women and children can be helped to cope and recover from the trauma of family breakdown associated with violence or abuse. We can accept up to seven families at any time. Each family has a private family room and the refuge is never overcrowded. Midlands Women’s Aid workers will not tell you what decisions to make or what to do with your life. Instead our workers will: support you and work with you to help you feel in control of your own life and your own decisions we have a lot of experience and information which we will use to help you find the right path for you if we can’t answer all of your questions or provide you with all the help and support you need, then we will know other agencies that can. Living in a violent relationship destroys confidence and self respect.

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DROP IN LEGAL SURGERY FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE FREE DROP IN LEGAL SURGERIES will be on offer for women who live in North Broxtowe and Stapleford, to access free legal information and advice in cases of domestic violence and abuse. Thanks to a partnership between Broxtowe Women’s Project and Nelsons Solicitors, family law specialist’s sessions will take place every other Wednesday starting on 4th May from 9.30am – 2.30pm. The sessions will offer: A private, safe space to talk through their concerns A chance to find out more about the legal options available to them An opportunity to obtain free legal advice in an emergency situation, in the time of a crisis Free impartial legal advice on a range of civil matters Many of the women who Broxtowe Women’s Project supports have a number of complex issues. This might mean they find it easier to remain in an abusive relationship. The sessions aim to make legal advice and support more accessible and to encourage them to move forward in their lives. The project is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Priority Plus areas. For more information please contact Broxtowe Women’s Project on 01773 718 555 or visit www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk Any women experiencing domestic abuse can call the Helpline Monday – Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm on 01773 719111 or the 24 hour National Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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