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Welcome to the Bizdex Buzz - April Edition!

Hello and welcome to the April edition of Bizdex Buzz. It’s starting to get a bit warmer, but let’s hope it gets even hotter for easter, I can remember when it used to be hot at easter, going to the fair with friends, but I digress. If you and your family get up to anything interesting please drop us a line and we can try and get it into a future Buzz issue. In this months Buzz we have a preview of the hotly anticipated Rio 2, released on Friday 4th at Cineworld cinemas. Also check out our days out pages in case you’re stuck on somewhere to go with the kids in the easter break. At bizdex we are keen to hear from our readers so we can improve the booklet. If you have anything positive or a charity based event coming up please contact us at or phone 0191 4065352.You can also read this issue and previous issues at I’d like to thank Websites&, and Chris Marshall Designs for the integeral parts they play in getting this booklet out to you. Please note, Bizdex can not accept responsibility for services provided, or work undertaken by our advertisers,

A few fresh eggs‌. What could be better than collecting fresh eggs from your very own hens each morning? There has been a huge increase in the number of people choosing to keep a few hens in the garden at home, or on the allotment and it is easy to see why. Fresh eggs are the obvious benefit, but chickens are actually great pets too! They can be very friendly and their antics are guaranteed to keep you amused as you watch them chase each other around or squabble over a piece of lettuce. There are many different types of chicken, from plain brown hens bred for laying plenty of eggs, to more exotic looking chickens with feathered legs and funky hair do-s! Chickens are quite easy pets to keep – the essentials are fresh water, clean feed and a dry, watertight coop. During the day hens like to be outside, and they should have access to plenty of fresh water and a supply of layers pellets (the basic feed for chickens). Treats like salad, cooked vegetables and mixed corn can be offered on an afternoon for variety. They will only go back into the chicken coop to lay eggs and at night to roost up. If you would like to know more about keeping chickens contact Garden Feathers Bird Supplies on 0191 5277025 or visit our shop at Unit 10 Hutton Street, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9LW.

Unit 10 Hutton Street Boldon Colliery NE35 9LW Telephone: 0191 5277025 Supplying everything you need for your feathered friends... Chickens Racing Pigeons Cage Birds Parrots Wild Birds Over 2000 specialist bird-keeping products in stock, including feed, health products, bedding, medicines, feeders & drinkers, nesting material, incubators, toys, cages & housing.

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It’s officially spring! So we at Buzz have teamed up with Weight Watchers to bring you two brilliant recipes packed full of flavour but lacking in calories.

Courgette and Spinach Open Lasagna

ProPoints Value: 9 per serving

Try this open lasagne for a simple midweek meal. If courgettes aren’t your thing, experiment with different zero ProPoints value veg. Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Other time: 0 mins

Serves: 2


1 medium Courgette, thinly sliced diagonally 5 sprays Calorie Controlled Cooking Spray 200g Spinach, washed 120g Waitrose Fresh Lasagne, 3 sheets 2 tablespoons (level) Pesto Sauce 1 pinch Salt, and freshly ground black pepper 75g Feta Cheese 4 leaves Fresh Basil, to garnish Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/fan oven 180°C. 2. Heat a char-grill pan or the grill. Mist the courgette slices with calorie controlled cooking spray, then char-grill or grill them for 2-3 minutes on each side. You may have to do this in batches. 3. Meanwhile, cook the spinach in a tiny amount of water for 2-3 minutes, until the leaves have wilted. Drain well, squeezing out the excess moisture with the back of a spoon. At the same time, cook the lasagne sheets for 3-4 minutes in a large saucepan of gently boiling lightly salted water. 4. Toss the cooked courgette slices in the pesto sauce. Drain the lasagne sheets well, and then layer them onto two warmed plates with the courgettes and spinach. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top, then serve, garnished with basil leaves.

Chocolate Forest Fruit Cupcakes A yummy portion controlled treat Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 60 mins

Other time: 0 min

Serves: 12

ProPoints Value: 3 per serving Ingredients 100g White Self Raising Flour 15g Cocoa Powder ½ teaspoon (level) Baking Powder 100g Low Fat Spread 100g Caster Sugar 2 medium (raw) Eggs, whole 1 teaspoon (level) Vanilla Extract 60g Blueberries, or any fresh or frozen berries 100g Low Fat Soft Cheese 2 teaspoons Caster Sugar ½ teaspoons (level) Vanilla Extract, (2-3 drops) 40 portions Raspberries, 12 individual to serve Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/fan 160°C. Put 12 silicone or paper bun cases into a bun tin. 2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add the low fat spread, sugar, unbeaten eggs and vanilla extract, then use a wooden spoon to vigorously beat the mixture together for 1–2 mins until smooth. Stir in the fruit. 3. Spoon the mixture into the bun cases. Transfer to the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 20–22 mins until risen and firm. Cool on a wire rack. 4. To decorate, beat the soft cheese with the sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Pipe or spoon the mixture on top of the buns and decorate with the raspberries.

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Family Fun Days Out at Easter

Egg-cellent Egg Trails

This Easter school holidays why not break up the boredom, and take the kids to an Easter Egg Trail, there are plenty to choose from whether it be at castle, a stately home, a lighthouse or even an art gallery, the kids are sure to have an eggs-citing time! Visit one of the national trust venues, follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the challenges to find your way to a prize! Enjoy a great family day out where you can explore some of Britain’s most inspiring places from spring woodlands and coastal trails, to historic homes and castles. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family, and your kids get to be eggs-plorers for the day! On the day of your visit, your children will be inspired, bringing out the inner adventurer and transforming them into an eggs-plorer! Each trail will start at a Base Camp where they will receive their eggs-plorer kit featuring; A pith hat, a ‘make it yourself’ eggs-plorer hat, to make sure your adventurer looks the part, a trail journal which contains a eggs-pedition trail map and clues to stay on track and a trail passport, an essential log to record stamps collected along the trail and at any other trails you attend. On completing the trail they will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury egghead. There will also be some great prizes to win in a competition for the whole family in the ‘Design Your Own Egghead’ competition in which one lucky winner’s design will be made into a real Egghead in 2015. Choose from the following venues: Washington Old Hall; Running 18th - 21st April, 11.00am – 4.00pm

The Avenue, NE38 7LE Tel: 0191 4166879

Souter Lighthouse & the Leas Coast Road; Running 18th - 21st April, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Whitburn, SR6 7NH Tel: 0191 5293161

Penshaw Monument; Running 21st April, 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Penshaw, Houghton le Spring, DH4 7NJ Tel: 01642 328901

Seaton Delaval Hall; Running 20th – 21nd April, 11.00am - 4.00pm

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4QR Tel: 0191 237 9100

Gibside; Running 18th – 21st April, 11.00am - 4.00pm

Burnopfield , NE16 6BG Tel: 01207 541820

Cherryburn; Running 18th – 21st April, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Station Bank, NE43 7DD Tel: 01661 843276

Wallington; Running 18th – 21st April, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Cambo, near Morpeth, NE61 4AR Tel: 01670 773600

Cragside; Running 18th – 21st April, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Rothbury, NE65 7PX Tel: 01669 620 333

Ormesby Hall; Running 18th – 21st April, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Church Lane, TS7 9AS Tel: 01642 328906

Charges apply.

Why not try an Easter egg hunt with a difference Laing Art Gallery Easter Egg Trail; Running 16th April, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG Tel: 0191 232 7734 Cost £2 per person. No booking required.

‘Join in with this Easter bonanza! The Easter bunny has been and dropped colourful painted eggs all over the gallery while you hunt there will be plenty of eggs-cellant arty activities to join in with, see how many you can find before you claim your prize!’

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens Wonderland; Running 5th – 17th April, 10.00am – 6.00pm Belsay, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland NE20 0DX Tel: 0870 333 1181

‘Come and join in the fun, in the wonderful world of Alice In wonderland look for the curious characters including Alice, The Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit they are all hiding in the spring floral delights around in and around the gardens. Come and find them in the wonderful world of Belsay as you follow the trail! Don’t be surprised by magic mirrors reflecting a strange character, curiously similar to yourself but slightly squashed, stretched, squished and scrunched!’

Raby Castle and Gardens Easter Trail;

Running 19th – 21st April, 11.00am – 5.00pm Staindrop, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL2 3AH Tel: 01833 660202

‘Follow the clues around the gardens to find an eggs-tra tasty Easter treat at the end! There is fun for the whole family with games on the lawn, a bouncy castle, face painting and general Easter fun! While you are there visit the woodland adventure playground, let the kids have fun on the rustic obstacle course that includes an army style zip wire, while you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Raby Park. The car park and picnic area are close by as well as plenty of wide-open space to run around. Then if you fancy another trail, pick up an activity sheet on entry to the Castle at the Portcullis Gates, which will lead your children around the castle bringing history alive in the vast halls and chambers, there will be questions to answer and items to look out for!’ Admission charges apply.

Alnwick Garden Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt;

Running 5th – 21st April, 10.00am – 7.00pm Mon - Sat, 10.00am – 5.00pm Sunday

‘This Easter, hop and jump into action and enjoy lots of fun with the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. Make this your Hoppy-est Easter ever! The Lindt Gold Bunny has escaped for an adventure in the Alnwick Garden, collect your activity pack and explore the gardens to discover where the Gold Bunny is hiding. Follow clues and learn about the other inhabitants of the gardens along the way. At the end of the hunt, hand in your completed clue sheet and receive a delicious Lindt Gold Bunny reward.’


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Boldon Colts Boys Football Club – On The Up! Boldon Colts Football Club NEEDS YOU! We are always on the lookout for new players, new teams, new coaches and new sponsorship offers. If your son is eligible and interested, please come along to our training sessions for 5 year old boys (school year one) at Hedworthfield CA on Monday evenings, 5pm-6pm. If you wish to come along please get in touch with John Guy on 07966198143. Please get in touch if you feel you can help your local boys football club, for which without willing volunteers it would not exist! You can find the results for all of our teams that compete in the Russell Foster Youth League in the Sunderland Echo every Friday evening.

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Fe a t h e r yo u r n e s t . . . 59 Fowler Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1NS 0191 427 4959 Incorporating modern techniques with a traditional ethos has given us a credible position among the market leaders. Why choose us, we hear you ask? Our strategy remains simple; to offer an outstanding comprehensive package, for an affordable price, delivered with the utmost professionalism and most importantly a unique and personable manner. Still need convincing? All of our handpicked experienced team have expert local knowledge and deliver a unique and friendly professional service. Maximum on line marketing. Local press advertising. Coverage on all major property portals including: Rightmove, Gazette Property, Zoopla, Thinkproperty, Propertytoday, Globrix. Oh and don’t forget to download South Tyneside’s first estate agency app, available for both iPhone and Android.

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A BOOMING South Tyneside IT company is logging on for a new community service.

Integrity Computers Technology expert Jon Place launched Integrity Technology Services three years ago, initially with just a handful of clients. Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength, now employing a five-strong team of technicians to look after a customer base of more than 80 companies. Now, in a bid to offer the company’s expertise to individual customers, the firm has opened a shop at its base in Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery. Mr Place, 37, from East Boldon, said: “It’s been quite a whirlwind but we are obviously doing something right. “We moved to our new base in 2012, which has proved to be a bit of a catalyst, as we have experienced a very impressive run of new clients over the last six months. “As we are situated in a residential area, it seemed the logical next step to open a drop-in shop for anyone needing help with their computer or laptop.” Mr Place started his career with Compaq dealership Coniston Computers, Sunderland, in the early 1990s, before building up an impressive portfolio of experience

with the NCS Group and IT Professional Services. He added: “We have a broad range of clients, ranging from small consultancies to large engineering firms and all the technology headaches that come with it. “We can handle large projects – one of our largest clients has 150 users based around the UK. “And while this is an area we will continue to target and specialise in, I was also keen to offer our expertise on a more individual, ad hoc basis, to cover all ends of the market. “We are open to all individuals and can carry out a wide range of services, big or small, including same-day computer cleaning, iPad and iPhone screen repairs and general servicing work.”

Kate’s Slimming & Fitness Club

Various Classes Available

Kate Marchant

Nutritional Practitioner Mobile: 07958 904874 Email:

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1 Charles Street, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9BG

0191 454 9494 0191 456 9555

Fancy Dress Costumes for sale & hire Clothing, Curtains & Leather alterations & repairs Party Novelties, Haberdashery, Dry cleaning service... 65 Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 4LU

To be in with a chance of winning the above prizes, simply “LIKE” the Bizdex facebook page and “LIKE” & “SHARE” the above image, it’s that simple. Prizes include: A free Photoshoot and Print at Ian Berry Photography Studio South Shields, a £20 Pizza Hut voucher and a family pass to see a film of your choosing at Cineworld Boldon.

Last month’s competition winner:

Andie Caz, drawn inhouse, please see facebook for details.

Can you spot yourself? The Bizdex Buzz is for the community, and we are striving to find new ways of embracing the local community. Which is why we are going to be putting an old photo in each issue whereas people can see themselves or friends and family from yesteryear. If you know anyone in this photo then let us know and we’ll try and get everyone onto our facebook page.

North Road Infant School - 1977 Sudoku

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Here’s a nice little anagram for you, can you figure it out?

‘Heres Gin Rips’..............................

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We have 10 letters for you. Try to make as many words, 4 letters or more, as you can from the available letters. There’s also a word to be found using all of the letters provided.

For this months puzzle answers head on over to the Bizdex facebook page. There’ll be all sorts of information as well as puzzles and competition updates throughout the month, so be sure to ‘like’ us. We love to see how our readers are getting on, so why not time how long it takes you to solve the puzzles and let us know.

Bizdex Buzz - Boldon, April 2014 (Issue 11)  

Your local business directory, sharing news, services and events to the whole of Boldon.

Bizdex Buzz - Boldon, April 2014 (Issue 11)  

Your local business directory, sharing news, services and events to the whole of Boldon.