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Editor’s Note Hello everyone, This month: 1.We have two tickets for the Shiine Festival for two lucky readers! 2. Our new Craft Corner page is in place, highlighting creativity in the community, please keep sending your crafts this way if you would like to be included, please email or phone 07854990608. 3.Plus a wonderful place to visit, the Earl Of Chesterfield, where I had a brilliant meal! Great for a run out and not too far. Until next time, happy reading! Christine Christine Gough - Editor

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Awards for green, clean neighbourhood projects. Communities who are working together to make their area a greener and cleaner place to live are invited to sign up for ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ – part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign. Last year, 51 groups from Nottingham received awards to celebrate their efforts in brightening up their own patch of the city. This year’s campaign in Nottingham is again backed by Capital One, which will give a £25 voucher for Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop for each group to be assessed. The IYN awards encourage communities to work together to improve their area through gardening and other environmental initiatives. Entry is free. A wide range of groups get involved, including; community gardens, streets, sheltered housing complexes, Friends’ groups from local parks, Neighbourhood Watch schemes and churches. Participants report a better environment, improved community spirit and pride in the area as well as less anti-social behaviour. Windmill Community Gardens off Aspley Lane has taken part in IYN for several years. It is known as the Climate Friendly Garden, with fascinating horticultural experiments going on in every corner, and a team of dedicated multicultural volunteers. Garden worker Tracey Lloyd said: “The ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ award gives us a great outside view of the work we do at the Windmill Community Gardens, and the volunteers really value the award as a recognition of all their hard work.” Each community sets its own targets and works at its own pace. Pairs of volunteer assessors will visit each group in July or August to see what progress has been made and to give ideas and suggestions. Marks are given in three areas – Community Participation, Environmental Responsibility and Gardening Achievement. More information is available from Nottingham in Bloom on 0115 8764985 or bloom@ Rupert MacInnes, Vice President External Affairs, Capital One, said: “Capital One is proud to support this important local initiative. As a Nottingham-based company, we have a strong culture for supporting our local community.“The ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards are a great way to ensure local green spaces reflect the region, and we look forward to hosting the presentation ceremony at our Station Street headquarters.”Councillor Malcolm Wood, Chair of the Nottingham in Bloom Working Group, said: “We are grateful for the support from Capital One in helping to celebrate the efforts of these local groups of friends and neighbours who work together to improve their area.“A wide variety of groups can participate in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ campaign and I’d encourage more to join in. Official accreditation from the Royal Horticultural Society through IYN is not only worthwhile in its own right but can also support groups’ applications for funding and for other awards.”


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WOLLATON CARE GROUP - CAN YOU HELP? Our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; consists of a fairly small number of people who live in the Wollaton area who arrange activities aimed at helping elderly people to enjoy a more active social life within the community. We have two Luncheon Clubs, held on each Wednesday and Thursday throughout the year, providing meals at a moderate cost. We arrange outings and visits and, by discussion, we may be able to arrange a limited number of home visits. We have recently lost a number of our clients due to illness and other circumstances and are therefore keen to recruit new members For further information please phone John Tordoff on 0115 9988306














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Zip and Splash at Broadgate Park’s New Play Area BEESTON CHILDREN will get to enjoy exciting new play experiences as a zip wire and a water play area provide the crowning glory of the brand new Broadgate Park Play Area. On Saturday 28th April families joined the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE at Broadgate Park to launch the finishing touches. Funded with contributions from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental), United Living North, Vinshire North and Tesco Bags of Help, along with an allocation from the Council’s Pride in Parks budget, the play area is designed to be accessible to a wide range of ages and abilities. It now features sand and water play tables, a giant swing, trampoline, climbing units and a 30 metre zip wire. Manufactured by South Yorkshire-based Sutcliffe Play, the state of the art equipment was fitted by local installers, Land Restoration Services. The improvements come as part of the Council’s Pride in Parks initiative, with £500,000 being dedicated to improving parks, open spaces, and play areas throughout Broxtowe. Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee, Councillor Shane Easom said:“I really hope that the families of Beeston and the surrounding areas are looking forward to enjoying the new and improved Broadgate Park Play Area. It’s a chance for the kids to keep active and have fun in the great outdoors.” “This is the first park to benefit from the funding we’ve dedicated and we cannot wait to start work on the other parks and opens spaces throughout the borough.”


Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s local grant manager said: “It’s wonderful to see something we have funded finally open and ready to make such a difference to children in the local area. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.” WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. For more information about WREN funding contact Cheryl Raynor at or visit For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3643, email or visit

The Mayor of Broxtowe along with Parks and Open Spaces Officer Chris Riley, WREN’s Local Grant Manager Cheryl Raynor and her children Emma and Lucy Raynor, Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee Councillor Shane Easom, Deputy Leader Councillor Mel Crow, and Ava Whitehead open Broadgate Park’s new zip wire.

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Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail going strong for 21 years! For a brilliant weekend visiting all kinds of gardens with refreshments and entertainment including activities for children come and join the Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June, 1.00-5.00pm. Our special opening ceremony to be performed by John Stirland, Radio Nottingham’s gardener, will take place on the Saturday at Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School, Beeston Rylands at 1.00pm. Tickets cost £4.00 (children go free) and are available from whichever garden you choose to start from and cover a record 19 gardens open this year! For more details including descriptions of the gardens, activities, plant sales etc., including when and where John Stirland will be answering questions about plants and gardening please refer to our website – or look out for the posters and flyers.

TROWELL WI OPEN MEETING Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 7.30pm Trowell Parish Hall, Stapleford Rd, Trowell, NG9 3QA

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Looking for a great pub - restaurant that cooks delicious food at great prices? Try The Earl of Chesterfield Arms at Shelford, Nottingham. by Christine Gough Grapevine Editor

The pub and restaurant is owned by new owners Julian Benton, Lisa Miller (from The Staunton Arms) and exEngland cricketer Chris Broad with their fantastic team to look after you at this first-class Nottinghamshire country pub. Both my husband and I decided to go for a run out to Shelford, a picturesque rural village near Radcliffe on Trent and Gunthorpe, not too far away, about half an hour from Sandiacre. We visited The Earl of Chesterfield, a cosy pub with a restaurant serving a great selection of homecooked food including Sunday lunch. I would certainly recommend a trip there, the food was superb, and we will visit again. Our table was in the olde worlde restaurant part of the pub, next to a huge open fire , I noticed that instead of being cramped at the table, (having to move your chair every time someone wanted to walk past), that there was plenty of space between us and the next table. The staff were friendly and the service was excellent, efficient and relaxed. I did notice that when one of the tables had been vacated, a member of staff came along to clean, not with a spray bottle (which usually leaves the sticky residue on the table, accompained with a cloth


that had seen better days and used on every table), but with a bucket of clean hot soapy water, clean sponge and roll of paper towel to dry the table, with not one dirty cloth in sight ! We didn’t have to wait long to be served and our choice was a three course meal off the Sunday Menu for £18.50 each. I chose Starter: Traditional prawn cocktail, Marie Rose sauce & fresh granary bread. Main: Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding with all the trimmings. Dessert: Strawberry cheesecake, kiwi coulis & granola crumb. My husband chose, Starter: Crispy fried ham hock & chicken terrine, onion puree, sweet potato crisps. Main: Pan seared Seabass, Parmentier Potatoes, Bacon & Pea fricassee. Dessert: Fig & blood orange sponge, crème anglaise. The roast beef I had was delicious , thick sliced and tender, the gravy was literally the best I’ve had in any restaurant. All the food we had was first class.

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For the price £18.50 per person for three course Sunday meal , it was definately well worth the visit!. A two course Sunday lunch meal is £16.50 per person. All menu’s feature the best English classics ,as well as more modern dishes, using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. Whether you wish to dine in the more formal surroundings of the restaurant or enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere of the bar, you are welcome to choose from either the main A La Carte or Light Bites menu. Reservations are advised to guarantee a table in the restaurant area and private dining areas are also available, ideal for a celebration with friends or a family get together. The Earl of Chesterfield Arms is a family pub, and children are welcome in both the pub and restaurant areas. Highchairs are available and we request you book these in advance. Dogs are also welcome. There is also a beer garden for the summer. At the Earl of Chesterfield Arms they have an excellent range of cask ales, which offer the best from both national and regional brewers. They constantly refresh their range to ensure they offer the best, including Blue Monkey, Harvest Pale, Draft Bass and Adnams. Keep a look out for their mini-beer festivals too! Wine: 25 bins come from the best and most famous regions of the world. Instead of the obvious classics often over promised they have chosen wines that offer the regional character from lesser known areas or villages.

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A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT DREAM- Nottingham City Council Outdoor Theatre. Season 2018 - 16th June 2018 Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Hosted by Three Inch Fools. Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a comic tale of runaway lovers, beguiling potions and a rather unfortunate individual who gets turned into a donkey…Gates open 6pm for you to find a comfortable spot and the performance will start at 7pm. Please bring your own picnic blankets or low-backed seats to sit on. The show will only be cancelled if it is considered too dangerous to continue, not because of bad weather. To book: Tickets: ALICE’S ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND - Outdoor Theatre July 8th 2018. 18.00-20.30. Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Hosted by Chapterhouse Theatre Company and 2 others. Tickets: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Outdoor Theatre. 12th July 18.00 - 21.45. Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Gates open 6pm for you to find a comfortable spot and the performance will start at 7pm. To book: Tickets: ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN -Hosted By Chapterhouse Theatre Company Outdoor Theatre. 19th July 18.00 - 21.45.Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Gates open 6pm for you to find a comfortable spot and the performance will start at 7pm. To book: Tickets: WHEEE! FAMILY WEEKEND Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 June, 12noon-5pm. Highfields Park, University, Nottingham NG7 2RD. Free, just drop in, Suitable for all. The Wheee! family weekend is always special and this year is no exception. There will be lots of arts and craft activities plus outdoor theatre and dance performances to entertain family members of all ages. The fun will start at mid-day (although the Luminarium will be open from 11am with the usual ticketed entry).A full programme for the Wheee! FamilyWeekend will be available in April.Please note: Parking during the Wheee! Festival is extremely limited.


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Grapevine Craft Corner Each month, Grapevine will be highlighting the creativity and craft skills of people living in our community. These are talented people who with their imagination and various skill levels can produce interesting items. More and more people are turning back to various crafts to relax, to get away from computers and the stress of daily living. This month the Grapevine Editor popped in to see Linda Grice from Bramcote (pictured) who loves making mice. These cute little characters are knitted in beautiful detail which shows the time, effort and commitment Linda has put into them. Although small, they can sometimes take days to make them. Linda has made numerous ones over the years and has given them to friends, family and people who maybe need a little â&#x20AC;&#x153;liftâ&#x20AC;? in their lives. Some of them are showcased on a small wooden plinth, these are the special ones, made for special occasions. Linda recently made a Suffragette mouse(see middle picture) to honour the 100 year anniversary for the vote of women in this country.


Linda presented Grapevine with a mouse, complete with a delivery bag containing the Grapevine magazines pen and notebook!,which now sits in the Editors office. (Pictured right)

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BRAMCOTE CHILDREN SOW POPPIES TO COMMEMORATE FIRST WORLD WAR LOCAL CHILDREN IN BRAMCOTE helped sow poppies in King George V Park in Bramcote to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Representatives from local schools and youth groups, including the Cubs, Scouts, and Brownies, joined the Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE, Bramcote Ward Councillors Martin Plackett and Jan Goold, Reverend Paul Reynolds Vicar of St Michael and All Angels Bramcote and Chair of Bramcote Conservation Society Rob Greer in sowing the poppies. The idea was developed from a national initiative by the Scouts to plant poppies around the country and follows the planting of a similar stream in Hall Om Wong Park in Kimberley. When the poppies flower later this summer, they will provide a poignant visual tribute to those who fought during the war. Fifteen black crosses, each bearing the name of a soldier from Bramcote village who died in the War, were planted within the stream in memory of those who lost their lives. The crosses have been made locally by Allan Foster of the Bramcote Conservation Society and the poppy seeds was provided and cultivated by Broxtowe Borough Council. Various commemorative events will be taking place in the Borough over the coming months to mark the centenary with details added regularly on https:// There is also an online Book of Remembrance to share memories of loved ones who were alive during wartime or for people to leave their thoughts and messages at


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Salted Caramel Cupcakes Ingredients for : Cupcakes – 175g Unsalted Butter, Softened – 175g Light Brown Sugar – 3 Large Free Range Eggs, beaten – 175g Self Raising Flour – 2tbsp Whole Milk – 12tsps Caramel* (see sauce) – Pinch of Sea Salt Salted Caramel Buttercream – 150g Butter – 350g Icing Sugar – 100g Caramel*(See sauce) – Pinch of Sea Salt Caramel Sauce -1 cup (200 grams) dark brown sugar -½ cup heavy whipping cream -4 tablespoons ( 56 grams) butter s-alt (a pinch for classic caramel sauce or ½ teaspoon for salted caramel) -1 teaspoon vanilla extract First To make the Cupcakes – Preheat oven to 170C/160C fan and line a 12 hole muffin tray with large cupcake cases or muffin cases. 2) Cream together the butter and light brown sugar with an electric mixer till smooth – add in the beaten eggs and seived flour and beat again for about about 20-30 seconds on a medium speed – If consistency appears a little stiff, add the milk. 3) Scoop your mixture into the cases and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Once fully cooled, mix the caramel for the cupcakes with a pinch of salt, cut a small hole into the cupcakes and fill with the caramel.


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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”. Five easy ways to save the planet. We all have things going on in our lives, whether you’re wrapped up in work, busy at school or focused on your family life. Sometimes life takes over and you have more important things to be thinking about rather than five ways to save our planet. But it’s so incredibly important to look out of your bubble and to recognise what’s going on in the outside world. We just can’t carry on as we are; we only have one planet and it’s our responsibility to look after it. It’s encouraging that David Attenborough’s Blue Planet programme has made people more aware of how beautiful our planet really is and that we have to protect it. So, I’ve come up with five small things you can do to make a difference. If enough of us do it, then we will help to protect our planet. My first easy way to save the planet is to recycle more. It can be confusing to know what you can and can’t put in the recycling bin, but most packaging will tell you if it can be recycled or not. You can recycle most plastics, metal and glass. If you’re unsure, just check online. Make it easier for yourself and have separate bins in your house for things you can and can’t recycle. Make sure you clean your rubbish though, it needs to be clean and dry for it to be recycled. A quick rinse in soapy water will do just fine and be


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Using too much water is a typical error we all make; spending too long in the shower or keeping the tap on for too long when washing your face. We are so privileged in the UK to just turn on the tap and have clean water, but this doesn’t mean that we should take advantage of it. As the world population increases exponentially, the pressure on natural water supplies increases. Simple actions such as having a shower instead of a bath, but not spending too long in the shower. If we all change our habits, no matter how small, then we will make a difference. My final tip is to turn off your lights. It’s probably one of the easiest ways to lower your own bills and save the environment at the same time. Try to remember to turn appliances off and not leave them on standby as this wastes electricity. If you’re not in the room, turn the light off and try to only use the artificial lights if really necessarily. These are only a few tips but there are lots more ways to help save the planet. Look around you and work out what you can do to make a difference. We only have one planet and we should look after it. Article by Emma Snow Follow @_EmmaSnow on Twitter for more updates.

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Orbital / Shed Seven / Happy Mondays Headline Shiiine On launch a new one day festival at Birmingham Genting Arena on Saturday 8th September 2018. The incredible line-up includes more than 20 iconic bands and a Hacienda afterparty. Orbital, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays & Julian Cope headline joined by a Stellar supporting cast. Over 4 stages there will be performances from: Orbital / Shed Seven / Happy Mondays / Embrace / Glasvegas Julian Cope / Reverend & The Makers / Black Grape / Cast / Gang Of Four /The Wedding Present / Dreadzone / A Certain Ratio / Jim Bob (Carter USM) / Bentley Rhythm Ace / Thousand Yard Stare / The Stairs / Smoove & Turrell / Psyence / Deja Vega / Todd Terry / Marshall Jefferson Steve Lamacq / Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets) / Jon Dasilva / Uke2

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The all-day event will be headlined by dance pioneers Orbital who are set to mark their 30th year in music in style. Renowned for their headline slots at Glastonbury amongst others, they will perform their full festival show in Birmingham.Resurrected indie heroes Shed Seven who are riding high on the success of their recent top ten album ‘Instant Pleasures’, and Happy Mondays who after 30 years in the business remain one of the most important bands around also play the main stage. A worldwide exclusive, Shaun Ryder supports himself with a Black Grape set earlier in the day. This is the first time both Shaun’s legendary bands have shared a bill anywhere in the world. Main Stage also features performances by two previous headliners of the Shiiine On Weekender - Embrace who are celebrating a top 5 album with 'Love Is A Basic Need' and Liverpool legends Cast. Also playing the main stage is Glasvegas, who will perform a special anniversary show celebrating ten years since the release of their debut self-titled album. On the Forum Live stage there will be a rare festival performance from Julian Cope. The epic supporting cast comes from The Wedding Present, Gang Of Four, A Certain Ratio, The Stairs,The Membranes, Psyence and Deja Vega. The outdoor stage, sponsored by Europes leading ticket company Eventim, features headliners Reverend and The Makers. They will be joined by Dreadzone and Bentley Rhythm Ace. Jim Bob performs a solo set and his Carter USM bandmate Fruitbat’s band Abdoujaparov and Smoove & Turrell complete the line-up.Ticket prices include entry to two special after-show parties. In the Main Arena the Hacienda will descend on Birmingham with Todd Terry headlining a superb line up alongside Marshall Jefferson and Jon Dasilva. In the Forum Live, Star Shaped bring us their Britpop disco featuring Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Cradock. Steve will be playing the best of his vast

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Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

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Bilborough, Bestwood and Wollaton. Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Business, Education and Skills at Nottingham City Council, said: “This is fantastic news. Fernwood was competing for funding with schools right across the country so for the bid to not only be successful, but for such a significant amount, just shows how important this expansion is.“Our £1m contribution to the project again underlines our strategy of seeking to help Good and Outstanding-rated schools to expand where there is increasing demand.“Unfortunately, the Government has removed the power for local authorities to build new schools to keep up with an ever-increasing need for places. Therefore we will continue to seek opportunities to expand current provision wherever possible.” Councillor Webster continued: “Parents rightly expect good school places, close to home, and that’s what we’ve been working hard to deliver. I’m also proud that we have the highest proportion of Outstanding-rated schools in the East Midlands – more and more parents are choosing to send their children to our schools. “Demand continues to increase in Nottingham but we’ve been working for almost a decade to provide additional places. Last week we saw that 97% of parents got their first or second-choice primary school, and that shows that our careful planning and investment was necessary and is working.” Nottingham City Council.


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RECYCLE YOUR OLD SPECTACLES! Thanks to the local community, in the last four years Notts Derbys Hemlockstone Lions have collected and dispatched 15 000 pairs of spectacles as part of the Lions Clubs International British Isles & Ireland Spectacle Recycling Initiative, launched originally by the Lions Club of Chichester in 1967, today it sees nearly a third of a million pairs of used glasses collected, sorted and distributed to clinics and eye camps in communities across the world in partnership with Medico France. The project also raises financial support for eye related projects at home and overseas by recycling scrap metal from spectacles that are broken or unsuitable for recycling, sponsoring eye camps in Nepal and India for example. Lions Clubs were formed 100 years ago to serve their local communities and support those in need locally, nationally and around the world - recycling spectacles is just one of the many initiatives supported by them. Please help us to continue to support this worthwhile project. If you have glasses to donate, please place in one of our boxes to be found at: - West Point Pharmacy Chilwell Horsley Pharmacy High Road Chilwell The Middle Street Resource Centre Beeston. Boots Optician Long Eaton St. Mary’s Church Attenborough Stapleford Care Centre Dovecote House If you would be willing to have a collection box, please contact 01159227322. A small Club, we meet regularly at The Victoria Hotel Beeston. We are planning for a collection for Marie Curie in March, holding A Spring Concert at St. Mary’s Attenborough on April 21st and a Fashion Show at The Middle Street Centre on June 29th. We always welcome new members so, if you would like to learn more about our Club and its activities, visit our website: -

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Violent parents leave a legacy of violence to their children. If you are experiencing Domestic Violence,it is not just your problem. HELP YOURSELF - HELP YOUR CHILDREN - HELP US TO HELP YOU Newark Women’s Aid Newark Women’s Aid provides safe accommodation, with associated support services, for women with or without children, who are living with or have experienced any form of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic abuse. Tel: 01636 679687 72

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Thrilling crime reads for May Nottingham Libraries Use your Library! Belinda Bauer, Snap: 11-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. “Jack's in charge” she said. I won't be long. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed forever. Sharon Bolton, The Craftsman: Florence's career was made when she convicted coffinmaker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Larry confessed to the crimes; it was an open and shut case. Now he is dead, and events from the past are starting to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Simon Brett, A Deadly Habit: Rehearsals in a new West End play are disrupted by a sudden, violent death and once again struggling actor Charles Paris finds himself playing detective. Charles Cumming, Man Between: When successful novelist Kit Carradine is approached by MI6 and asked to carry out a simple task on behalf of his country while attending a literary festival in Morocco he willingly takes a leap into the unknown. But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal. Anthony Horowitz, Forever and a Day: M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. 'We have no choice. We're just going to bring forward this other chap you've been preparing. But you didn't tell me his name.' 'It's Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.' And the legend begins!

Nottingham Children’s Book Award. Help us decide on the best children’s book of the last year! 2018 will be the 17th year that we have been running the Nottingham Children’s Book Award. Last year we received over 5500 votes and we’d like to beat that total in 2018. Make it the greatest year yet by helping us to decide which is the best new children’s book of the last year! Library staff and local children have helped to shortlist this year’s contenders: You can now vote online in our annual Children’s Book Award aimed at 2-5 year olds. Watch videos of the stories being read aloud by our talented library staff, then follow the link to the online voting form. Voting closes on the 8 June 2018. The shortlist is: Bedtime with Ted by Sophy Henn Giraffe and Frog by Zehra Hicks Neon Leon by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup Don’t forget, you can also pop in to your local library to read the books with your child and get them to vote for their favourite. You can vote by:Visiting any Nottingham City library, sharing the books and telling the library staff which story you and your little one like the best. Watching the YouTube videos and voting for your favourite in the voting chart below. With three fantastic books to choose from, which will be your favourite? childrens-library-services/nottinghamchildrens-book-award-2018/ The winner will be announced on 15 June 2018.

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Action Fraud warns football fans ahead of 2018 World Cup The 2018 FIFA World Cup, which takes place from 14 June – 15 July, is an opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of unsuspecting fans. Between 2013 and 2015, over 600 reports were made to Action Fraud in relation to the 2014 World Cup.Football fans should be cautious and Take Five before purchasing goods and services online. The worldwide demand for match tickets, accommodation and flight tickets throughout the competition is expected to be high. Action Fraud is warning those planning to travel to be cautious when buying tickets or accommodation because the event is likely to be targeted by fraudsters looking to take advantage of unsuspecting fans. Fraudsters will likely be posing as: * Official World Cup ticket vendors or private individuals attempting to sell on a match ticket via an online marketplace. *A fraudulent website or operator offering non-existent flights or other transport to host cities. *An accommodation booking service, hotel or operator, offering seemingly convenient accommodation in one of the host cities for the duration of the game. *Lottery or competition organisers claiming that you’ve won a prize or cash related to the tournament. Director of Action Fraud, Pauline Smith, said: “The number of reports made to Action Fraud following the 2014 World Cup show that fraudsters will try every trick in the book to take advantage of people at what should be an exciting time and event.“It is crucial that you take some time to follow some basic checks designed to protect you from falling victim to fraud.“If you think you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud.” A spokesperson for FIFA said: “FIFA regards the illicit sale and distribution of tickets as a very serious issue and it is reminding all football fans that is the only official and legitimate website from which to buy 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets. For hospitality tickets the online official source is: “FIFA has received various complaints and inquiries by customers of non-authorised ticket sales platforms, and has consistently confirmed that these companies cannot guarantee access to the stadiums as the respective tickets may be cancelled. In sof ar customers are at risk of investing a high amount of money (also for travelling and accommodation) without having the certainty to actually being able to attend the matches.”


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How can I protect myself? Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a fraud. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests. It’s okay to stop the discussion if you do not feel in control of it. Don’t take the risk. Tickets for the World Cup 2018 can only be purchased directly from FIFA. For more information, please visit Stay in control. Purchasing tickets from any other source may result in being denied entry to the game and ticket holders will not be entitled to a refund. A FAN ID and a valid ticket are required for fans to be able to enter the 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums. For more information, please visit Visit the Action Fraud website to see their Ticket Fraud, Holiday Fraud and Lottery Fraud advice pages before making any decisions or bookings. Visit the Take Five website for the latest guidance on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Conduct your own independent research into the finer details surrounding terms and conditions of the World Cup tournament. FIFA have released extensive information and support for fans. For more general advice and information on the world cup please visit the Government Guidance Pages. Every Report Matters – If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud online or by calling 0300 123 2040. WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT YOUR COMPANY, SERVICE, TRADE OR BUSINESS? NO need to shout! ADVERTISE HERE IN THE GRAPEVINE MAGAZINE (and save your voice!)

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DAY TRIP TO BRIDLINGTON Organized by the Stapleford Community Group Saturday 21st July leaving Washington Drive Stapleford NG9 8PY at 8am and returning at 5pm from Bridlington. All welcome .Only £15.50 Per person per seat. Payment required in full asap. Email: Phone: 07740344427 You can use your own car seat if required. Room under Coach for Wheelchairs. Leaving Washington Drive Stapleford NG9 8PY at 8am. (Please arrive no later than 7.45am to be seated).PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON WASHINGTON DRIVE IF COMING BY CAR. PLEASE USE THE CAR PARK OFF ILKESTON ROAD. Leaving Bridlington to return back to Stapleford at 5pm. NOTTINGHAM MARKET SQUARE BEACH Opens 14th July to 2nd Sept 2018. Open daily: Sunday - Thursday at 10am – 11pm COUNCIL SERVICES 24/7: DO IT ONLINE Need to find out when your next bin collection is? Want to have your say on the latest planning applications? Need to pay your Council Tax? Broxtowe residents are being reminded that the Council offers a wide range of online services that can be completed anytime, anywhere, without needing a visit to the Council Offices. Services available on the Council’s website include: Check your bin collection days online and get recycling advice at https://www. , renew your garden waste subscription at https://www. or sign up for email updates at emailme Have your say on upcoming policies and orders by answering our consultations at Find out more about current and historical planning applications at http://planning. Pay online for a range of services including Council Tax, Business Rates and general invoices using the e-store at Report environmental issues like fly-tipping, litter and dog mess using the Love Broxtowe web app at For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777, email or visit


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