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The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival 2014 5 June – 8 June 2014 The picturesque town of Southwell will once again welcome the annual Folk Festival. Enjoy live concerts and dance displays from internationally-renowned folk artists across three stages. If you fancy a tipple, the event is also home to the Real Ale and Cider Festival, as well as craft and trade stalls and workshops for people of all ages. There will also be performances to commemorate the anniversary of The Great War. Admission: Prices vary and can be purchased online or at Nottingham Tourist Information Centre in person or on 08444 77 56 78.

National Mills Weekend 2014, Green’s Windmill 10 & 11 May 2014, 10am - 4pm National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of milling heritage and provides visitors with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public. Green’s Windmill is a unique inner city working windmill and hands-on science centre illustrating the life and work of notable 19th century scientist and mathematician George Green. Celebrate National Mills Weekend by visiting Nottingham's only working windmill and witness Mills on the Air live. Admission: FREE

NEAT Festival 2014, Nottingham 23 May - 1 June 2014 NEAT Festival is back with a bang this May. The return of the Nottingham European Arts & Theatre Festival (NEAT) will offer a vigorous, intriguing and uplifting programme. Visitors will see major arts venues in Nottingham celebrate the very best of European theatre, music, performance, film and visual art for adults and children. Over the nine days there will be more than 50 amazing events taking place across the whole city for the whole family and special offers at a number of restaurants.

Murder at The Workhouse, Southwell 16 & 17 May 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm The national festival Museums at Night will return this year, taking place between 15 and 17 May. As part of the celebration, head over to popular National Trust property attraction, The Workhouse, in Southwell where you can become a top detective and listen to suspects before deciding who did the dreadful deed and killed the clerk. Admission: Adults £10, Children £5 – booking is essential

The Milk Race 2014, Nottingham 24 & 25 May 2014, 9:30am – 5:30pm After a 20-year hiatus and then a triumphant return last year, the legendary cycling event will once again return to Nottingham’s Old Market Square in May this year. The Milk Race will span two days, with a festival of music and entertainment on Saturday 24 May and the main event, including two elite races, will take place on Sunday 25 May. Registration is available online now.

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Steaming Sundays, Nottingham Industrial Museum 25 May 2014, 11am – 5pm Steaming Sundays are back on the calendar at Nottingham Industrial Museum thanks to a fundraising effort led by the museum’s volunteers to restore their steam generator. Nottingham Industrial Museum celebrates the rich industrial heritage of Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Here you can see the extensive collection of static and portable engines in full steam, including the Basford Beam Engine. Walk around the galleries and discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham world famous including Raleigh and Boots. Afterwards, you can enjoy a steady Sunday stroll amongst the deer at Wollaton Park. Admission: Adults £4, Children and concessions £2

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A local hospice is looking for ladies to join them on a Moonlight Walk on 27 June.

It’s the fifth year Treetops Hospice has organised the ladies-only event which is a sponsored walk around Derby at night. Walkers raise money for the charity which provides end of life care for adults in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. This year the event starts at the University of Derby and there’s a choice of 5k or 10k routes. The first event was held in 2010 and since then 1,669 women have walked, raising a total of £179,706 for Treetops. Helen Percival, a Stapleford GP will have done all 5 walks. Helen says: “I often refer my patients to Treetops and can see how much it helps them. It gives them somewhere to go and provides extra support. It also provides much needed respite for their loved ones, as being a fulltime carer can be exhausting. Treetops give them the chance to do something for themselves and have a break.” Mary Rose, community fundraisers at Treetops, added: “Anyone can do the walk regardless of their fitness levels. I did the 10k route last week and if I can do it, anyone can! Get on board and support Treetops Hospice, let’s make this year a record breaking year.” Event Details: Date: Friday 27 June 2014 Start Time: 10pm Distance: 5k or 10k Venue: Start/Finish at University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby Registration: £12 to include a free T-shirt Entrants: Women only Register online at or phone 0115 949 6930 The Moonlight Walk is a different colour every year, and these ladies are wearing the t-shirts from all five years. Lilac t-shirt (2010) – Emily Mable, accounts apprentice at Treetops Hospice Green t-shirt (2011) – Mary Rose, community fundraiser at Treetops Hospice Pink t-shirt (2012) – Rosie Coates, community fundraiser at Treetops Hospice Yellow t-shirt (2013) – May Blank, fundraising admin at Treetops Hospice Orange t-shirt (2014) – Helen Percival, Stapleford GP who has walked every Moonlight Walk so far, wearing the bright orange t-shirt for the Moonlight Walk on 27 June 2014.

Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, DE72 3SS Registered Charity No. 519540 Tel: 0115 949 1264 Email: Web:


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OLIVER! Performed by THE PEOPLE’S THEATRE COMPANY From 13th May 2014 until 18th May 2014 At the Nottingham Arts Theatre, George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BE Music, book & lyrics by Lionel Bart based on the novel by Charles Dickens Director Maggie Andrew Musical Director David Hails The next musical venture for the Nottingham based People's Theatre Company is the much-loved musical Oliver! with director, Maggie Andrew, and musical directors, David Hails and Steve Williams. The theatre company is no stranger to producing big musicals, with Maggie Andrew recently directing the critically acclaimed productions of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Sound Of Music at the Nottingham Arts Theatre during 2013. They are confident that this next musical extravaganza Oliver! will be

just as big a success and provide the opportunity for Nottingham’s home-grown musical talent to showcase its ability. The Cast are a large team of youngsters of all ages to fill various roles and to give them the opportunity to perform on stage alongside the adult company, and Maggie said “we wanted this to be a truly community based production and give opportunities for all to get involved.” Katie Inglis is “Nancy”, in her first musical leading role. Katie studied drama at University gaining her degree at De Montfort, Leicester. She was the principle boy in The People’s Theatre Company’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” which has been nominated for a National Operatic and Dramatic Association Award for Best Pantomime, so we have our fingers crossed. Katie has always wanted to play the part of Nancy from a very early age and used to sing the songs as a young girl. She is living her dream. Katie has been developing her talent through coaching lessons which have boosted her confidence and Katie says that she is really enjoying rehearsals and has made lots of friends from the gang of orphans, street urchins, street sellers, Bullseye and the usual suspects. The two Olivers (played by Lennon Bradley and Jacob Simpson) are very versatile, they provide an air of innocence, display the mannerisms of a child who is lonely and lost, and can portray the inner strength and determination required in order for their character to survive. Oliver, as we know from the story written by Charles Dickens, is a survivor. Oliver spends time with Fagin, Bill Sykes and his new best friend the artful Dodger and learns how to pick a pocket or two! Aware of what is right and wrong Oliver is forced to fit in and conform until he can find an opportunity to escape under the protection of Nancy, who looks out for him. Gullible, Oliver is easily manipulated, but his character and story captures people's hearts." To book tickets contact the Nottingham Arts Theatre Box Office on 0115 9476096 during office hours, buy online at purchase them from the Nottingham Tourism Centre on Smithy Row off Market Square.

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Simon Wilkes of S&A Building Maintenance & Repairs has been building a solid reputation amongst his many clients for high quality but affordable building work. “I am keen to show that good levels of work can be achieved at a sensible price using the ten years of experience and expertise we have built up to offer the most appropriate building solution” explains Simon. By seeking S&A’s advice homeowners can maximise their living space with a conservatory, loft conversion, extension or even a re-division of existing space. Any maintenance work can also be carried out by S&A without worry as all jobs are backed up by guaranteed workmanship. “We aim for high standards and commonsense service - not gimmicks. Our clients appreciate the honesty and effectiveness of our work and as a result they come back to us knowing we can get the job done without hassles or undue delays.” adds Simon. S&A Building Maintenance & Repairs Call Simon Wilkes on 0115 9755764 / 07772 476698

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breeze what’s on The packed programme for this year's annual Hemlock Happening on Saturday 7th June at Bramcote Hills Park has just been announced, with even more live performances than ever. Visitors to the free event, from 1.00pm until 10.45pm and sponsored by Castle Rock brewery, can enjoy a host of free activities for all the family including dance workshops, re-enactments, arts and crafts, sports, martial arts, fancy dress, fair rides and much, much more. There will also be stalls from many community groups and organisations. All-new for this year, the main stage has moved to the Field Area with even more live music and performances from 1.00pm until 10.30pm, as well as a brand new second stage, the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies Stage, showcasing the talents of local DJ’s and electronic live acts. The all-day event will culminate in a fantastic fireworks display at 10.30pm. The full programme includes: · Activities ( 1.00pm to 6.00pm) A diverse range of fun family activities including face painting, climbing wall, slacklining, children’s games, arts & crafts, sports and re-enactments · Dance Area (1.00pm to 5.00pm) Street, Pop, Jive, Tudor and Belly dance performances and workshops · Food & Drink: 1.00pm-10.30pm Smoothies, cakes, burgers, strawberries and cream, donuts, German sausages, French crêpes and more including event sponsor Castle Rock Breweries who will be pulling pints of real ale from hand pumps. · Main Stage (1.00pm to 10.30pm) School performances, dance and music acts, from soul and funk to jazz, covers and more with headline act TI Funk. · Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies Stage (1.00pm to 6:00pm) DJ’s & electronic live acts The event is organised by the Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group in conjunction with Broxtowe Borough Council. Parking is available on site for bicycles and disabled badge holders only. All others are asked to park on Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground. A full programme is available at

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BE A PART OF OUR SUCCESS AND LET OUR 23,000 READERS KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS! Meet chief designer Linda Haylett of Ella Lorenzo Fascinators and Hatinators. Linda prides herself on being commissioned to make fascinators for many social events, including Royal Ascot, Weddings, Christenings and Diamond Jubilee events. Her work is inspiring and stylish and has been in great demand from many photographers and the press. Ella Lorenzo Fascinators and Hatinators are custom made unique fascinators in colours and designs to suit all occasions. Each fascinator is hand crafted from high quality materials such as Sinamay, Straw, Feathers, Silk Flowers, Quills and Trims. Fascinators and Hatinators (larger head pieces) are hand made in an array of individual styles from the pretty and delicate to the more decadent and dramatic. “We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and create styles that are as decorative and eye catching at every angle and to suit your own individual requirements”. Ella Lorenzo Designs are based in Chilwell and clients who require the bespoke service can contact Linda by email or by telephone 07919 385 802. Should you wish to visit Linda please contact her to make an appointment to discuss your design and style requirements.

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Looking for more space? An expert at Trent Valley Windows gives some pointers on what decisions you need to make. All of our conservatories are bespoke designed for you so you can pretty much have anything you want. Things to consider: What do you want to use the conservatory for? Remember it’s probably more important to get the internal look and feel right as that’s the part you’re looking at when using your new conservatory. You very rarely spend time admiring your conservatory from the garden. Your flooring and heating choices go hand in hand, if you’re thinking about underfloor heating this works best with a tiled floor as they hold the heat better than a carpet or laminate. Making your conservatory a useable space year round One of the most common complaints about old conservatories was that they were only comfortable to use for ½ the year. With design and technology improvements in recent years we can build a conservatory that is as thermally efficient as a traditional single storey extension. Added extra’s for the wow factor Add a ceiling pelmet, an insulated pelmet which transforms the inside of your conservatory into an orangery style extension. This real room feel means more styling and furnishing options and the perimeter ceiling is perfect for down lights. Carefully chosen colours can transform the look of your new conservatory, we offer a wide range of standard and bespoke colours. Make the floor a feature with some stunning porcelain tiles, many have matching outdoor tiles to run the floor seamlessly from a conservatory onto a patio. Create a beautiful panoramic effect with full width bi-folding patio doors to open up your new conservatory into the garden.

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breeze get your kit on Cycling challenge the, Peak District 100, will take place in this national park area this summer and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on Sunday June 15. There is a choice of Cool (41 miles), Classic (74 miles) and Champion (100 miles) routes setting out from the HSBC Sports Club in Dore, Sheffield. The routes take in stunning scenery and unparalleled cycling terrain along the way to present you with this epic ride. All three distances promise awe-inspiring views as riders tour this beautiful national park. Challenging climbs on the longer routes include up Mam Nick from Edale and then all three climb up from Froggatt on the way back. All riders will take in part of the lovely Derbyshire Dales, with the longer routes also passing through the Hope and Goyt Valleys. This event is part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides that take place in fantastic cycling locations across the UK. All include chip timing, food and water stations, lunch, marshals and mechanics.

Cyclists participating in the Peak District 100 will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children. Among the research the charity is currently funding is a study taking place at the University of Nottingham which is investigating the link between inflammation and premature labour, with the longer term aim of finding ways to identify women who are at risk and stop their babies from being born too soon. For more information about the Peak District 100 and to register (taking advantage of the current 20% discount on entry fees), visit the website






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Hearing Dogs are trained to alert deaf recipients to important sounds and danger signals that most of us take for granted while also providing vital companionship and emotional support. National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People would like to tell you more about this life changing work by sending a local speaker to visit your clubs, school or community group.

Lucy Ward, Community Fundraising Manager says ‘We have a dedicated network of volunteers who are able to give an interesting and emotive insight into how hearing dogs makes such a difference to the lives of deaf people and how groups and individuals can help us in our work�. For more information or to arrange for one of our Speakers to come and talk to your group please contact Lucy Ward on 01759 322255 or or visit

More than deafness, loss of hearing can lead to stress, isolation and loneliness. A Hearing Dog can help to overcome these and change the life of a deaf person for the better. The charity does not receive any government funding and relies on the support of individuals, groups and businesses to help fund its life-changing work. There are currently around 800 working hearing dogs assisting the lives of severely and profoundly deaf people across the UK. Hearing Dogs are easily recognisable by their distinctive burgundy jackets and lead slips providing visibility to an otherwise largely invisible disability, giving confidence to their recipients when in public.

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the big tree plant The title comes from a national project that is funding Big Trees in Cities and, in particular, replacement trees in streets. It was brought to the attention of Beeston & District Civic Society (and residents of Grove Court) by Broxtowe Borough Council after they had complained about the ‘missing’ highway trees in Beeston, and they agreed to work jointly on finding ‘missing tree sites’. “We were supported by the local press and we had a great response in terms of sites suggested and people willing to be ‘TreeGuardians’. Unfortunately, some of the suggested sites were not suitable, and some privately owned. The result was that in March 2013 seven trees were planted along Devonshire Ave, Beeston, and in the grass verge at the junction of Bramcote Road and Glebe Street, with local residents willing to be ‘Tree-Guardians’, watering the plants when needed and generally keeping their eye on them. The trees were supplied and planted by Nottinghamshire County Council who are responsible for maintaining street trees in the Borough”.

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In summer 2013, Tim Crawford (Parks and Environment Manager), at Broxtowe Borough Council, suggested that they look at sites suggested in Chilwell by Councillor Joan Briggs and other local residents. “We met with members of the Parks team to look at each of the sites. Once again they were checked for nearby vegetation and underground utilities. The result was that Broxtowe Borough Council agreed to go ahead and plant trees on five sites in their ownership.”. The sites are:Aldene Court - 2 Red Oak trees planted in the large round area. Grove Court Central Ave - on the grass verge near the entrance to building - 2 Rowan (Golden Wonder). Wheatgrass Road - near Pearson Close – 3 Cherry trees Rathvale Court - on the grassy area between the Court and Field Lane - 2 Cherry trees Welbank Close – grassy area off Field Lane - 5 Rowan, 3 yellow and 2 red.

“We are very grateful to the local residents, who have volunteered to be ‘Tree-Guardians’, and who will keep their eye on the trees and water them, especially if there is a drought in summer. If you are aware of a site near you, which would be enhanced by one or more trees, then please let us know. We will then meet again with the Parks team to investigate if the ideas are possible”. Broxtowe Borough Council is very keen to support the initiative as they work towards their target of planting 100,000 new trees in the Borough by 2016. To date just under 65,000 trees have been planted.

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Get ready for summer Whether it’s pampering yourself, eating healthily ready for your holidays, setting yourself up to watch a summer of sport, trying something new yourself, giving your home a fresh look or getting the pet ready to feel the breeze this summer! We’ve some local experts on hand to make sure you get the most out of the sunshine.

Spring, what a wonderful season this year, magnificent blossom trees and flowers that have really cheered our hearts. Now teetering on the brink of summer, we are all dusting off our sandals and wondering how to tackle the ‘great reveal!’ By that I mean daring to show our feet in public, so what better time to get the show on the road by having a treatment, indulge in therapeutic feel-good massage and get on with enjoying life at this special time of year. I take great pride in my patients and do my best to ensure that they remain comfortable by tackling those troublesome areas that cause discomfort and – it has to be said, show in our faces! Just call 01159393662 and I will be delighted to help send you confidently on your way into Summer!

Helen’s Sewing Services is a friendly local business, based in Beeston, specialising in alterations to bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and occasion wear, general clothing repairs and custom soft furnishings. Beautiful dresses are widely available on the internet and in many shops but for that special occasion, the fit needs to be ‘just so’. Whether it’s a hem that needs taking up, a bodice that needs adjusting or straps that need shortening, Helen can offer a fast, efficient alteration service. For more information visit: or contact Helen on 07762 251 250 / 0115 925 1473 or


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We are TEK!

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Team Elite Kickboxing (Tek) is one of the leading Kickboxing Schools in the UK today. At Tek our team of fully qualified coaching staff deliver high energy classes in a safe and ego free environment teaching everyone with honesty and professionalism, so whatever your goals may be we want to help you achieve them. TEK full time centre offers an impressive 1359sq ft fully matted training area and have the following programs to choose from. TEK Kickboxing offers Mini Masters 4yrs+, Junior Elites 8yrs+, Adult Beginner and Advanced Kickboxing 15yrs+ classes, Sparring and Open Adult Fitness Sessions, Self Defence and Weapons Seminars, High Performance athlete programs. TEK Fitness offers Ladies, family and group private fitness classes, Personalised weight loss plans and nutrition advice, Life coaching and motivational sessions and more. TEK works closely together with UK Martial Arts community of kickboxing (WAKO GB) and last year 3 of our students has made us incredibly proud by successfully completing the qualification rounds and becoming full time athletes at Great Britain Olympic Taekwondo Academy in Manchester preparing to take part in Rio Olympics 2016. Do not miss out on a chance to book your introductory session with one of the most successful, prestigious and recognized Martial Arts academies in UK! TEK Center, 71 Station road, Beeston NG9 2AW Call 07766 836153

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Wollaton’s Greatest Loser!

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A super slimmer is proving to be a winner at the losing game after shedding over 4 stone and being named Wollaton’s Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’, with the emphasis well and truly on Greatest!

Norma Blackwell is a member of Margaret's Wollaton's Slimming World Group held every Thursday at 6pm at St Leonard's Community Centre on Bramcote Lane Norma says "I was determined to do something about my weight as l was at my heaviest I had ever been in 30 years" I have tried numerous diets and failed every time. So after an appointment with my GP where we discussed my health, it was suggested that through the "Healthy Change" I joined a slimming world group. At the group l was given a warm and friendly welcome, where food optimising was explained to me. I was amazed at the amount of food l could eat and still loose weight. I never feel hungry eat lots of fresh meat and fish with slimming word chips or wedges with lots of healthy salad or vegetables. When l feel like a treat l have my slimming world syns to fall back on. The chocolate caramel HiFi bar is a favourite to use as a healthy extra or a syn, or l can have a meringue nest over flowing with fresh fruit and yogurt for a lovely desert so l don't feel deprived. No food is banned it's not like being on a diet, its just a healthy way of eating for life. I always stay to my image therapy where we discuss food and menu ideas as a group for the week ahead. I have made so many friends at the group and the support and encouragement l get from them and my consultant Margaret is the best and this has helped me lose to date 4st 3lbs Wollaton group meets every Thursday at 6pm at St. Leonard's Community Centre on Bramcote Lane. For more information Margaret on 07877 615 284

MONDAY Breaston Methodist Church Hall Blind Lane 6.30 pm Jean 07891 407 558 Stapleford St Helen's Church Frederick Road 5.30pm and 7.30pm Jo 07432 505 653

TUESDAY Toton Toton Methodist Church Stapleford Lane 5 pm and 7 pm Tracey 07989 448 421 Wollaton Wollaton Cricket Club Wollaton Road 5.30pm and 7.30pm Tel: Louise: 07974 731 277 Beeston Wollaton Road Methodist Church 5.30pm and 7.30pm Tel: Gemma: 0794 730 3897 The Shed' Beeston Youth & Commmunity Centre West End 10am Tel: Jo: 07432505653 Wollaton Road Methodist Church 1pm Tel: Ali: 07771587703

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Trowell Festival Inn Harry's Bar 6pm Tel: Debbie: 0773863 4284 Aspley YMCA Melbourne Road Nottingham 10am George 01773 770 428

WEDNESDAY Beeston Chilwell Road Methodist Church Chilwell High Road 5.30pm Tel: Charlotte: 0115 928 8263 Bramcote Bramcote Memorial Hall Church Street 6pm Tel: Margaret: 07877 615 284 Sandiacre Sandiacre Methodist Church Hall Butt Street 6.30pm Tel: Jean: 07891 407 558 Long Eaton Trinity Methodist Church Cross Street 6.30pm George 01773 770428

THURSDAY Chilwell St Barnabas Church Barncroft (Off Inham Road) 5pm and 7pm Tel: Kerry: 07870 409 422

Beeston Pearson Centre Nuart Street (near Library) 10am Tel: Margaret: 07877 615 284 Wollaton St Leonards Community Centre Bramcote Lane 6pm Tel: Margaret: 07877 615 284 Stapleford Stapleford Community Centre Cliff Hill Toton Lane 5.30pm Tel: Jo 07432 505 653

FRIDAY Wollaton Wollaton Cricket Club Wollaton Road 9.30am Tel: Louise 07974 731 277

SATURDAY Stapleford The Meeting Place Next to the (Horse and Jockey Public House) 22 - 26 Nottingham Road 10am Tel: George: 01773770428 Beeston Queens Road Methodist Church Queens Road 8.30 am and 10.30 am Tel: Kerry 07870 409 422

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What about these! What a great set of old school photo’s... Recognise anyone or are you in it?... Why not send your school photo in - we’d love to see it. Send your entries to: Breeze Magazine / Memory Lane 156 HIGH ROAD, BEESTON, NOTTINGHAM NG9 2LN or email:

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DEADLINE FOR JUNE 14 ISSUE: 20th May 2014 Please supply a SAE for any photographs to be returned with a brief description. The editor reserves the right to shorten or modify any material submitted. Whilst every effort will be made to agree with copyright laws on the images provided it is the senders full responsibility to obtain permissions on such copyright images before supplying to Breeze Magazine.

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calling all brownies! As part of the celebrations to mark their 100th anniversary, members of Brownie units in Beeston, Toton, Attenborough and Chilwell are interviewing former Brownies of all ages to create an archive of memories and anecdotes. ‘Were you a Brownie? If so, our team of crack Brownie reporters want to hear your stories!’ says Tonya Machin of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s Beeston Division, who is coordinating the project. The interviews will be transcribed and available for the public to view during Heritage Open Days (11-14 Sept), when local Guide, Brownie and Rainbow Units will have a special display at Bartons on High Road in Chilwell. ‘If you think Brownies is all brown bobble hats and making tea, then think again!’ urges Tonya. ‘Today’s Brownies are tackling a huge array of challenges to celebrate the centenary, from adventurous day trips and sleepovers in unusual places to the Big Brownie Birthday Challenge, where girls are encouraged to make their own decisions, learn new skills and, of course, have lots of fun.’ Former Brownies from any era who would like to contribute to Beeston Brownies’ Heritage project are invited to contact Tonya Machin via or to talk to Girlguiding Leaders at the Beeston Carnival in Broadgate Park on 12 July. For more details visit

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The Feminine touch can bring you: Colour advice: matching to existing and the latest colours

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Commendations available on request, plus portfolio of completed jobs

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Wishing Doug a Happy 70th Birthday. Enjoy your party duck! Love from Brenda x and Jill x

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Happy 21st Birthday Craig, hope you enjoy your flying lesson, love from Mum, Dad, and Matthew xxx

Happy 4th Birthday Jayden, lots and lots of love from Mummy, Daddy, your little brother Freddie and all your friends and family xxxx


Happy 1st Birthday to our beautiful princess Maisie Rose, lots of love, cuddles and kisses, from Mummy, Daddy, Archie, Stanley, Bump and all your family and friends xxxxx

Happy 1st & 3rd Birthday Zack & Corey lots of love Mummy & Daddy xxxx

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Now that summer has arrived there is a huge increase in the infestations of dogs and cats with fleas, worms ticks and mites. All of these parasites are unpleasant and potentially fatal to their unfortunate host. In fact they can also be very dangerous to the people living with the dog or cat that the bugs are making their home. To make matters worse there are many unsuitable flea and worm products that are available. Pet owners trying to protect their pets from these harmful parasites can often spend large amounts of money on products that are essentially useless. The solution is to talk to an expert. Churchcroft Vets know the benefits and pitfalls of all the available flea controls. This month, to help you to protect your dog or cat and yourself, Churchcroft are offering free parasite consultations and a whopping 25% off purchases of 6 months of parasite controls until July. During your free parasite consultation, George or Jon (the Churchcroft Vets) will discuss your pet’s lifestyle and risks and work with you to decide on the most suitable parasite control to keep your pet and those that live with them in good health. They will then make sure that you know how and when to use it, ensuring you get maximum value out of your purchase. George, head vet at Churchcroft says “There is a lot of confusion amongst the general public about fleas and worms and the best ways to control them. We see a lot of cases of parasites causing disease where, had the owners been better informed, the problem could have been avoided”. Call Churchcroft on 0115 922 4855 and ask for a Free Parasite Consultation and /or your 25% discount. It could be the best investment you will make this summer.

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Changes in the road ahead All drivers of commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes need to obtain their Driver CPC Qualification Card (DQC) by 9th September 2014. If they have not obtained their card by this date they cannot drive professionally, and could be fined up to £1,000 if they do.

Drivers can attend courses one day at a time or the full week. However time is running out, so you need to book as soon as you can. For free advice, just call Pride between 9:00 and 17:00hrs Monday to Friday.

Pride Training was one of the very first Approved Training Centres and is based here in Long Eaton. As well as providing Driver CPC training to local drivers, they design and develop Driver CPC training material for large organisations, for example Aldi, The Co-op, and Northgate Vehicle Hire, as well as other training providers. They can travel to the clients premises if they have a large enough group. The Driver CPC syllabus covers all aspects of a professional drivers role, from driving safely and economically to working with others. Pride has a core of ten 3.5 hrs Approved Modules to cover the full syllabus. Two of these modules are delivered within the compulsory 7 hrs training period and drivers have to attend five sessions to meet the requirement of 35 hrs approved training. Once they have completed their training, they will receive their Driver’s Qualification Card, which must be carried with them whenever they drive professionally. There is no test at the end of the session, however Pride’s very interactive training style ensures that drivers get the most from their training. The staff at Pride fully appreciate that not everyone looks forward to this compulsory training, so they ensure that the training they provide is relative, engaging, interesting and fun.

“Our aim is to provide both PCV and LGV operators with different options to suit their training and operational need. Whether you need a training provider to provide the Driver CPC Training, or you have aspiration to setup your own approved training centre, we are here to help.” says Steve Morison. Steve, who has over thirty five years training, development and testing experience, leads the team at Pride which is unique. Steve was the Training Manager for the Driving Standards Agency, as well as one of the headquarters quality control team. The Team includes highly experienced and qualified trainers, as well as administration staff who are fully conversant with the Driver CPC requirements.

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Pride is located close to Junction 25 (M1) at Mohan Business Centre, Cooper Suite, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, NG10 1BE

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Pastures greener Lawns are commonly used to play on, socialise on and generally are designed to be used as a practical surface in the garden. So many times though, they are laid badly. If you ever see a road being constructed then you will appreciate how little the top surface layer is compared to what’s underneath. Lawns bear some comparison as what is underneath provides not just essential nutrients & water but the mechanical structure to keep the lawn flat and allow adequate drainage in times of heavy rain. You will need: • Rolls of turf (from a good supplier) • gravel/back fill (optional in some cases) • Heavy roller (water filled ones are ok) • Heavy duty wheelbarrow • Old long kitchen knife/non serrated • Long plank/floorboard section (1.5m) We’ll assume you are rolling ready grown turf as it’s quickest.

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Measure the length and width of the area in cm and multiply to get the square area and convert to metres by dividing by a hundred. Make sure you add on five percent for wastage. Lift any existing grass with a sharp spade after a downpour. You can retain this and use it as loam after about a year so store it somewhere in the garden out of sight. Preparation is key to a good result if, after a downpour, your area retains a lot of surface water then you have no choice but to dig down at least 60cm and remove this soggy/clay type soil. You then backfill using small rubble or gravel. Level/landscape with a rake. Flatten this gravel well using a heavy roller (you can hire or buy plastic ones you fill with water so are only heavy when filled which is easier to transport). You should now have a nice even surface (it may have a slight slope up to any raised areas you wish to butt up to but not too steep). The aim is to have either a level or gently sloping surface (where needed) and a flat, even surface of compressed hardcore. Using string, lay a line across from one side to the other (attach to two old bricks) and

do the same on the other length so they cross over. Use these as your guide when putting the topsoil down and rake it so it is level with these strings. Remember to go slightly higher (about 1cm) when butting up to paving etc so your mower won’t catch on the hard surface). Once your topsoil has been levelled with the rake you can ‘tamp’ it down using a flat piece of wood like a section of old floorboard and put your weight on it a section at a time. (continues...)

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Gently rake the top of the soil to soften the surface again as it will be compacted. Starting in one corner start unrolling the turf. If the corner is not a straight edge then use your string as a reference to work to. Where you have a rounded edge you must place the turf overlapping any curved areas so you can trim back to them with your kitchen knife. When you join two rolls together then lift the edges and tuck them together so that you can’t get any gaps as the lawn dries before it fully knits. Once the lawn roll is down you can tamp is slightly to clear out any air and lay it flat. Use your floorboard or plank to rest your knees on as you lay subsequent turf so that you don’t dig in. Once it’s all down give it a good water and maintain this everyday (if it doesn’t rain heavily) to help bed it in for the first few weeks. Of course, for larger areas you could always employ the services of a landscape gardener as it can be quite hard work and you are then able to sit back and enjoy the results the easy way! To do this month • Weeding: your flowerbeds to keep all that soil goodness going to your lovely colourful flowers. If you want a wild area then create one for nature where you aren’t planting out decorative flowers. • Harden off: any half hardy plants by leaving outside during the day and bring them back under cover in the evenings before the temperature drops. • Water & feed: your container plants - it’s all systems go for plants at this time of year so give them the fuel they need! Top up with liquid feed every two weeks or so. Refresh your year round pot plants with a new top layer of compost & feed them. • Pests: Keep an eye out for pests & diseases as these start to wriggle and come alive around this time too!

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• Plant maintenance: divide hostas as they come back to growth. • Let your dafodil and other spring bulbs die down naturally so they absorb the goodness for next year - don’t tidy these up by cutting! • Containerised appletrees: make sure they get watered and not drought stressed as we warm up. Feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser. In the ground ones tend to be alright as they can grow roots downwards but keep weeds clear and check for pests such as aphids and caterpillars - spray if necessary. • Potatoes: earth up by building earth up to nearly the top of their stems. Halfway through your earthing up add around 10g per metre of fertiliser such as Growmore or similar between the rows. Make sure you water any containerised potatoes as, again, there is less water held naturally as compared to the ground. There’s till time to plant maincrop potatoes for those of you who didn’t take up on the challenge earlier in the year! Come on - get planting! As always, keep your gardening active and make it yours - Enjoy!

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breeze appeal Teams race to sign up for Nottingham dragon boat spectacular! Why don’t you? Companies, clubs and organisations from across the East Midlands are getting their teams together and signing up to take part in the sixth Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge. This hugely popular annual event takes place on Sunday 3rd August in aid of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People and has fast become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the local and regional events calendar. A large proportion of the entries are new teams each year and, as technique and timing are more likely to win the day than physical prowess, everyone has an even chance. Carol Lester, Director of Challenge organisers, Gable Events, explains, “The beauty of dragon boat racing is that it’s not reliant on brute strength. The key to success is team work, timing and the ability to listen to your helm’s instructions, failure to do so could result in an early bath! There’s nothing more amusing than to see a crew of super-confident burley builders come unstuck against a mixed crew of IT consultants! Organisation and team work will be triumphant every time. So even if you don’t have the arms of Thor or the athletic prowess of Victoria Pendleton, fear not as anyone can succeed in Dragon Boat Racing, which is why this event is so appealing to companies looking for a fun way to motivate staff and strengthen team spirit”. With more than one prize on offer there really is something for every team to aim for. Trophies will be presented to the winning crew, the top mixed crew (minimum 5 ladies), the ‘best dressed’ crew and the crew raising the most money for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The top fundraisers for Rainbows will also receive a special meal kindly donated by The Oriental Pearl Chinese restaurant, based in West Bridgford, who plan to enter a team into the Challenge. Exciting, colourful and great fun, no previous experience is required to enter a team of up to 11 people into the event. The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races. The Challenge promises a fantastic day for competitors and spectators alike with all

the attractions of the Riverside Festival to enjoy including a bustling fair and vibrant mix of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world. By taking part in the Dragon Boat Challenge to raise money for Rainbows, the teams will be part of something really special that brings care and happiness to those who are facing the most extraordinary challenges. Katie Baxter, Events Manager at Rainbows, adds, “Rainbows has little guaranteed funding so events such as these help us to keep our doors open. Sadly all the children and young people who use Rainbows have life shortening illnesses but with support, we can be there for them and those that love them the most.” To make sure your company, club or group of friends is on the start line on Sunday 3rd August please call Gable Events on 01780 470718 or visit the Dragon Boat Challenge website at


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ANNE is also a REGISTERED HYPNOTHERAPIST. HPD MNSHP. Member of the NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HYPNOSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY with many years of experience. For a free consultation in the strictest confidence Contact Anne on 01159731440 Mobile 07845405835

ARIES [March 21st-April 20th] With past memories in mind emotions may get the better of you but dealing with them and putting them well behind you makes for a stronger person. Realising who your true friends are you make sure none are neglected. Keeping focused you look forward to changing your lifestyle to suit you and not others. End of month confidence builds.

CANCER June 22nd-July 23rd] Exciting prospects emerge when talking to friends you trust. Looking to the future you secure something of importance. Changes in the home bring untold pleasure with a sigh of relief all is done. Running around for others stops when overhearing a conversation. Treating yourself to something special is encouraged and treasured.

LIBRA [September 24thOctober 22nd] Dealing with matters of the heart could prove difficult especially when there is so much interference at times. Long-term commitments, frustrates and annoys you that one person cannot meet you half way. Any dispute over your working life is put to an end by your intention to put things right your way. A confidence booster end of month

TAURUS [April 21st-May 20th] Recent events may have worn you down a little but you soon pick up and get into gear with new ideas for the future. Completion of any on going projects could drive you to despair, if it wasn’t for the backing and encouragement from those you loves. Taking time out for family and friends pays off, especially when introduced to a stranger.

LEO [July 24th-August 23rd] Options become available to which you give much thought. Someone or something drives you to distraction but you work through gaining the recognition you so rightly deserve. Younger members of the family keep you on your toes with decisions made to secure their future. Gifts and talents are recognised by others in family members.

SCORPIO [October 23rdNovember 22nd] You tend to go by your gut feeling when new and interesting people enter your lives. Sharp as ever your proved right with no apologies given to you. Travelling light sooner rather than later brings interesting moments. Romance is not far away when least expected. Meeting one person from the past brings back forgotten memories.

GEMINI [May 21st-June 21st] Keeping a distance from others makes them realise your no pushover anymore regarding giving. You feel enough is enough. Keeping a close watch on your purse strings enables you to gain control and buy the item you have had your eye on for some time. With options available to enhance your career enquiries are made.

VIRGO [August 24thSeptember 23rd] Career choices and making decisions for the future long term becomes exciting yet challenging. Not happy with the way you were spoken to, any minor concerns are squashed there and then. Supporting those you love pays off with a special day out. Catching up on paperwork and checking small print confirms what you had felt.

SAGITTARIUS [November 23rdDecember 22nd] Life appears hectic the first week or so then slows down a little. You mange to deal with everything coming your way and have no intentions of burning your candles at both ends. A short break is on the cards whether a day or long weekend where you can just switch off from the outside world. Goals are met toward the end of the month.

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CAPRICORN [December 23rdJanuary 20th] Misunderstandings are soon smoothed over with a gathering of social events taking place. Changing what needs to be changed in your life is done sooner rather than later. With the support from another you go ahead with what has become important to you. Putting the finishing touches to something needed for the home pleases another. AQUARIUS [January 21stFebruary 19th] Organisation becomes the key to success. After all your hard work answers arrive allowing you to move on accordingly. No longer banging your head against a brick wall with sheer frustration you begin a new chapter in your life throwing out the old and bringing in the new. You wont budge an inch until someone hears your words. PISCES [February 20th-March 20th] Stronger and more determined than ever you mean to prove to someone you will not give in. Making new friends and starting afresh in one area of your life, is admired by others. A journey brings happiness with contacts made for a better future. Careful not to overspend you refuse any suggestions, which you feel is wrong. Happy days ahead.

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Long Eaton Operatic Society Youth Group proudly presents Seussical JR Seussical Jr is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales, Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat and other characters from at least fifteen of his books. The youngsters are very busy rehearsing and are looking forward to presenting this lively production, brimming over with energy and a sparkling musical score, where everyone gets their moment to shine. So come along and let your toes tap, your fingers snap and your imagination run wild in the fantasy world of Dr Seuss. The show takes place from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th July 2014, starting at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are available with effect from 7th May 2014 by contacting the Box Office on 07864 033663, or from the Duchess Theatre, Westgate, Long Eaton from 10th May 2014, at their regular Saturday coffee mornings.

Beeston U3A June Open Meeting at Thursday 5 June 2014 ad Ro ell ilw Ch at am 10.00 eston. Methodist Church, Be dy Pad Come along and hear le of Police Ro Tipping speak on ‘The er’. on issi Comm n U3A and Find out about Beesto t are available the Interest Group tha to members. Free to members. £2 for prospective members See www.beestonu3a for full details.

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Wollaton Cricket Club would like to invite you to join us for our third annual beer festival, at the Wollaton Sports Association Ground from the evening of Thursday 22nd May right through to and including Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014. The festival will offer tipplers a choice of up to 30 fantastic quality ales and ciders from a wide range of the country’s best breweries. Prices will begin at the very reasonable cost of £2.30 a pint, and at only £1.15 for a half, with the bar open from 6.00pm until 11.00pm on the Thursday, 12 noon until 11pm Friday-Sunday, and 12-6pm on the Monday. Outdoor seating is available, from where you will be able to enjoy your beverage while watching cricket at one of the county’s most picturesque village grounds. A WCC spokesperson said: “The festival has been a huge success previously and we are delighted that Nottingham Brewery are, once again, helping us deliver what we are sure will be another fantastic weekend. “We would like to encourage the local community and beer drinkers from afar to join us for four days of fun-filled (but responsible!) supping.” The WSA is situated on Wollaton Road, NG8 2AN.

The May meeting of the Long Eaton & District horticultural Society is on Tuesday, May 20th, The speaker is Ted Gray telling about Beautiful Britain. Their plant sale is on Saturday 24th, at 241 Derby Road, Long Eaton. Open Thousands of bedding plants, perennials, cactus hostas, fuchsias,shrubs and much more, plus garden requisites, canes etc. Contact Joan 0115 9735318; 07922 014757

Summer Concert Programme for Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra (NSWO) is one of the leading wind orchestras in the UK, under the guidance of musical director Keiron Anderson. Along with its sister group, the Nottingham Wind Ensemble (NWE), it has performed in hundreds of concerts over more than two decades, celebrating a Silver Jubilee in 2012. It comprises local amateur musicians, as well as attracting players from across Europe and continues to delight audiences at home and abroad. Many of the concerts are given in support of local and national charities, and the NSWO has raised over £100,000 since 1987. In 2014 NSWO are supporting the excellent work of the breast cancer charity ORBS. Forthcoming concerts: Cafe Culture - light music in an informal setting Saturday 21st June 7:30 pm The Hall, Middleton School,Harrow Road Nottingham NG8 1FG Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door, from Windblowers 0115 9410543. In aid of Middleton School and ORBS. Season Finale- a symphonic showcase featuring highlights of the repertoire Saturday 19th July 7:00 pm Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham NG7 2RD. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door including wine and nibbles, from Windblowers 0115 9410543. Donation to ORBS For further information please contact 0115 9410543 or visit

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Broxtowe Community Celebration Sat 14 June, 11am-4pm Roundhill School Beeston NG9 1AE

Concert on Saturday 7 June 2014 Ruddington and District Choral Society are doing a summer concert at St Peter’s Church, Ruddington NG11 6EL. The music is Haydn ‘Te Deum’, Poulenc ‘Gloria’, and Strauss ‘Die Fledermaus’ (excerpts). Tickets are £9 in advance (Pat 0115 9211451), or £10 on the door.

Anybody interested in supporting the Derbyshire Advocacy Service can do so by texing DAS and two zeros plus an amount of donation up to £10 to 70070 If you are interested in being a fund raising volunteer for Derbyshire Advocacy Service Please contact (01332) 206505.

This popular free event which celebrates the diversity of cultures and communities living together in the Borough of Broxtowe will take place on 14 June this year before the start of Ramadan which runs through the whole of July. It is the 10th anniversary of the Broxtowe Community Celebration Group and this year's event will be bigger and better with many new performances, activities and workshops. The event is suitable for all ages and all activities and the food tasting from around the world is free of charge. For more information, or to volunteer to take part, please contact Sajada Akbar - or 0115 9173712

Beeston Bowling Club are hosting an Open Day on Friday 23rd May from 2pm-5pm. Beeston Fields Recreation Ground, Central Avenue, Beeston, NG9 8DQ Refreshments will be provided on the day. All abilities welcome , from beginners to those who have played before, it should prove to be a great family day out, or a place to socialise and meet new people. Please come and join us! For further details contact: 0115 9284530 or 0115 9254170 John Clifford Primary School's Spring Fair Saturday 17th May, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Nether Street, Beeston BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - PSYCHIC NIGHT Bouncy castle, giant slide, tombola, raffle, AT THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BEESTON BBQ, cakes, toy stall and lots more fun for everyone! TAROT CARDS / ANGEL CARDS / MEDIUMSHIP Entry is 50p per family including a lucky programme. Saturday May 17th Doors open 7pm Tickets £4 with Buffet included. Stallholders - There are still places for stalls at the fair, Readings £7 each (book early) Bar Available we just ask for a £5 donation. Tickets behind bar or Contact Angie on 07920747490 If you are interested, please contact Nicola Kennett Email: on 0115 9258057.

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