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Put a stop to sales calls If you are fed up of receiving unsolicited sales and marketing phone calls, there is a way to stop them. The TPS (Telephone Preference Service) is a free service that allows you to opt out of these calls. You can register your preference not to receive such calls with TPS and all organisations (including charities, voluntary organisations and political parties) will then be under a legal obligation to not make sales/marketing calls to your registered numbers. Both landline and mobile telephone numbers can be registered with TPS, although the receipt of SMS messages cannot be prevented. You will still be able to receive calls from organisations that you have given permission to contact you. To register with the TPS, visit www.tpsonline.org.uk or call the registration line on 0845 070 0707. You should allow 28 days for the registration to become fully effective though you should notice a difference quite quickly. Jen Oakton

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special, a local independentlyowned glazing business trading he same name for 30 years.

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Mothers Day Treats If you are looking for a treat for a special mum in your life, then look local. There are plenty of businesses in this area who can offer the perfect present. Contact one of the beauty salons to book her in for a facial, a massage, or a manicure. If you’re not sure what to choose or when to book for, a gift voucher makes a thoughtful gift. Head to our High Street gift shops for a wide range of wonderful present ideas. There is something to suit all tastes, from home decorative items and candles to jewellery and bath treats. Choose one of our local photographers and arrange a photo shoot with the children. A framed print or canvas photo of the kids makes an excellent gift. Our local florists can create a fabulous bouquet to surprise mum with. Top off the day with a meal in a local restaurant... you’re spoilt for choice! Jen Oakton

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Best Pets for Kids It’s a great idea to allow your child to have a pet. It teaches them valuable lessons about handling responsibilities and encourages empathy

with other people. However, it’s important to choose the pet carefully so that your child, the pet, and you have a positive experience! Hamsters make great pets for children as they are small, very easy to take care of, and are relatively cheap to provide for. Once they get used to being handled, hamsters are very sociable. However, hamsters are also nocturnal so your child won’t be able to play with them so much during the day. They can also be too small for some children – tricky to handle and easy to injure.

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For these reasons, a guinea pig is perhaps the better option. Guinea pigs are bigger and so easier to handle; they sleep at night, are more sociable and live longer than hamsters (4-7 years). Guinea pigs can live outside, though they prefer to live in pairs. Rabbits can also be fun pets though need more space than guineas and sometimes bite. Dogs and cats are wonderful (choose a dog breed carefully if you have children!) but parents must be prepared to take on most of the responsibility. Perhaps the best first pet is a goldfish (best kept in pairs too). These make excellent pets as they are low maintenance and demand little space but be warned – they can live for up to 25 years!

Brackley & Buckingham Dog Training Club Thursday Nights Finmere Village Hall All Breeds, All Ages & All Standards 01280 704558 01280 701794 One to One Training at Your Home also available

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101 or 999 If you need to contact your local police but do not require an emergency response, then 101 is the phone number you need.

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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 101 is the number to call when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Currently up to 70% of 999 calls do not need an emergency response so the new number ‘101’ has been introduced to ease pressure on the 999 emergency service. It also aims to improve access to the police and making tackling crime more effective.The police advise that 999 should still be called in an emergency, for example when a crime is in progress, when there is a danger to life or violence is threatened, or when a suspected criminal is nearby. In all other cases, 101 should be used. 101 situations include reporting a stolen car or damaged property; reporting a minor traffic collision, vandalism or an abandoned vehicle; reporting noise nuisance or other anti-social behaviours; and general enquiries. Visit www.101.gov.uk for more information. Jen Oakton

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Have you been neglecting Herbert? Yours may be called Herbie, Speedy or just plain Freddie the Focus, but since the recession an awful lot of people have been neglecting the car they love and rely on, and think they have done very well saving £15 here and £35 there on a car service or an Mot, and the majority may be right. Unfortunately we are starting to see an increasing number of cars that have been neglected, but not always by their owners, as some believe they handed their car over to a professional, who has then not done the job properly - it could be as simple as not putting the right oil in – the one that the engine is designed to run on.

MGB Sheds manufacture quality timber buildings and offer a bespoke service supplying any domestic building made to your design and specification.

We can make any of our standard range in a size that is perfect for you, we build bespoke sheds, garages, summer and playhouses to your specification and measurements. Our fully customisable service will allow you to make use of any section of your land or garden where a standard size or design would previously be unsuitable. Installation Our experienced team can prepare the base foundations or we can install on a preprepared base anywhere in the UK.

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We have seen one case of the engine blowing up from the wrong oil. Cheap oil has been put in and this blocked the oil ways as it is too thick, leading to parts of the engine not being lubricated and then failing, never to run again.

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Value for money and quality from Custom Glaze Custom Glaze is something special, a local independently-owned glazing business trading under the same name for 30 years. Run by father and son John and Mark Fletcher. “Our success is built on a simple formula,” Mark said, “We offer the very best quality at realistic prices and guarantee a fitting and after-care service that is unrivalled.” Custom Glaze is proud that much of its business comes from happy customers who choose to use them again and from their recommendations to others. The company has a 25-strong highly experienced team. Its sales consultants visit customers in their home by appointment only.

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“We do not cold call, hard sell or do socalled ‘deals’ on misleading prices,” said John. “Our prices offer real value for money on quality products reflecting the long-term investment people make in their home,” he said. High quality energyrated windows, ’Secured by Design’ Composite Doors, Conservatories, Solidroof Garden Rooms, Folding, Sliding Doors and Garage Doors form the basis of the Custom Glaze range. Custom Glaze is a member of the government-endorsed TrustMark standards scheme, the FairTrades scheme and registered with the recognised glazing

industry regulatory body FENSA. To discover more about the Custom Glaze range of products visit their showroom at Unit 8, Denbigh Hall Industrial Estate, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 7QT or call them on 01908 650140

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Towcester Inbusiness March 2012 issue  

Monthly Magazine distributed door to door in Towcester & Surrounding Villages.

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