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YES! Santa has made his way to town!

Win a bike in time for Christmas!

The Christmas Light Switch on marked the start of our town’s festivities, Santa arrived in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar to a thunderous welcome and brilliant parades.

See pages 6 A child’s bike is up for grabs Diversity Awards winners announced at a grand evening Page 14 Courageous Trisha tells of her new found confidence, after life changing treatment see page 4

the Circuit, a newspaper full of local positive news!

You can also look forward to taking a step back in time with the Victorian Fun Fair, which is in Stockton Town Centre from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th December. Also on Sunday 11th December, Stockton

Community garden grows A community garden at Grangetown Fire Station has been created and was officially unveiled on a cold windy day in November. Cleveland Fire Brigade worked with children and teachers from Grangetown Primary School, to develop a community garden, which will be maintained and used

by the schoolchildren and other members of the community for planting and growing produce. After the chidren explored the new garden a warm cup of soup was a welcome feast. Funding was secured from various sources including £30,000 from Children from Grangetown Impetus Environmental Trust. primary pose in the shape of Find out more on page 6 GROW

welcomes the magical Reindeer Parade. Santa and his entourage of reindeers will be joined by school and community groups as they make their way from Wellington Square along the High Street from 2pm. Plus an eight feet tall robot will be taking to the Town Centre streets on Saturday 17th December. Titan the robot is a part of an exciting free programme of street theatre.



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Anti Bullying week Are you a Anti Bullying week was held 14th - 18th November, with hundreds of Teesside schools taking part in awareness workshops and events. Each of our Borough's adhere to the Anti Bullying Policy and Practitioner. Toolkits identify ways in which the Local Authorities, schools and partners aim to address bullying issues. It covers bullying that takes place in any setting, whether it is children bullying each other, adults bullying children or children bullying adults. Including bullying of a racist nature and bullying of 'vulnerable groups'. The Anti Bullying Service is part of Inclusion Support Services. The service provides help, advice and support to schools and partner organisations in developing effective anti bullying policies and strategies to help reduce the number of bullying incidents experienced by children & young people. The service also offers advice and guidance to parents where there are concerns about bullying issues in school. Middlesbrough Council was reassessed against the Anti-Bullying Alliance's local authority assessment tool by the National Strategies team in December 2010, which resulted in Middlesbrough's score improving from level 3 to level 2 on a four-point scale where a score of 1 is the best outcome. Despite this progress, analysis of Middlesbrough's Annual Young People's Survey suggests that bullying is a serious and persistent problem for local children and young people. Discussions with head teachers have highlighted the different nature of the problem between primary and secondary schools, highlighting the need for a range of approaches to tackle real and perceived levels of bullying amongst pupils. If you or a member of

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Students from Prior Pursglove College have presented 3rd Guisborough Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers with a cheque for the money they raised during the college’s sponsored abseil last month. Approximately 40 brave students and some members of staff put their fear of heights behind them when they abseiled 80 feet off Guisborough Viaduct. They managed to raise an impressive £1,180.35 for the 3rd Guisborough Scout Hut on Belmangate, which will help restore the ceiling. Chris Gell, the Group Scout Leader said: “3rd Guisborough Scout Group would like to thank the students and staff at Prior Pursglove for their efforts and contributions in raising money for our group. It is such a great feeling when another group of young people take the time to support others in the community. The money raised will ensure over 120 young people can continue in their efforts to develop and become part of the wider community.” Jack Graham, 16, from Marske said: “We are really

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Non-surgical birthmark treatment helps 250th patient A specialist birthmark clinic is celebrating after treating its 250th patient with a leading-edge treatment. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was the first in Western Europe to offer the procedure, which treats vascular birthmarks using an injectable drug. The trust’s birthmark clinic sees more than 100 new patients a year but thanks to the introduction of this pioneering procedure many of them do not even have to undergo surgery. The scarless treatment involves injecting bleomycin through the skin into the strawberry birthmark or vascular malformation (where the veins, arteries or blood vessels are abnormally formed) and can produce

dramatic results. Reconstructive plastic surgeon Mr Tobian Muir holds specialist clinics for adults and children at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Almost half the patients treated are from other areas of the UK with some people travelling from as far and wide as Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Carlisle for expert care. Trust results show 93% of patients respond to treatment with the injectable drug, with four out of five of these showing significant improvement. The recurrence rate is extremely low at just 1%. Mr Muir said: “It is great to say we have

helped our 250th patient as this treatment can produce life-changing results. “But there are many people out there who are not getting the treatment they should because they don’t know it’s available. “We’ve seen people who have been told nothing else can be done for them and the results they have had with this treatment have been significant. “We have a very good track record and a high success rate. Newcastle and Durham are both sending their patients to us and we have also been training staff at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to help them set up their own clinic.” Birthmarks can have a huge emotional and psychological impact on children when they are

growing up and vascular malformations can be disfiguring and cause pain and discomfort. Traditional treatment involves laser surgery or facial surgery, which leave permanent scarring, or high dose steroids which can lead to other complications. There is also a 30% potential recurrence rate in some vascular malformations following surgery. Mr Muir added: “With the bleomycin injections patients usually need three to four treatments and as it is a day case procedure, they do not require an overnight stay and are in and out of hospital very quickly. “The treatment is quite specific and gives a very natural result but best of all patients say they can feel normal again.”

Trisha’s life changing treatment avoid eating out as my tongue would pour with blood if I ate anything sharp. I was very self conscious.”

Trisha, 61, was born with a vascular malformation the size of a pinprick but as she grew up it grew with her, affecting her face and also her tongue. “I had quite a lot of operations as a child that left me with a lot of scars on my face. I also had laser surgery, but my tongue was never operated on as it was believed to be too dangerous,” said Trisha, of Stockton-on-Tees. “I suffered from sleep apnea as my airway would get blocked because of the size of my tongue – I had to use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for 10 years. The size of my tongue would also cause me to slur my words so it often sounded as if I was drunk and I would

Trisha’s unusual condition was seen by a number of experts and she was deemed untreatable before she was referred to the birthmark clinic at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the bleomycin injections. Reconstructive plastic surgeon Mr Tobian Muir treated his 250th patient this month. The non-invasive treatment produced some amazing results, reducing Trisha’s tongue back to a normal size and allowing her to get on with her life. “It’s an absolute miracle. I am much more confident and outgoing now. It’s given me a new lease of life,” said Trisha. “I just wish this treatment had been available when I was growing up.”

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Thank you Teesside & N Yorks from the Romania shoe box appeal

Like hundreds of schools, organisations and individuals from the region making up shoe boxes for Romania, the Circuit have pictured Huncliff Year 9 students Molly McMahon 14 and Jack Harrison 13, proudly displaying the pile of donated boxes - which are now being dispersed in Eastern Europe Kindness and good-will has been flooding throughout Teesside and N Yorkshire, and the corridors at Huntcliff School are no exception. With students working tirelessly to produce stacks of gift boxes for deprived families in Eastern Europe. Collecting the filled boxes as part of their annual ‘Family Shoebox Appeal’, which aims to provide gifts to families who, as the charity says, ‘often have to make a choice between buying food or fuel at Christmas time’. Students collectively produced over 100 boxes that were brimming with toiletries, sweets, toys and stationery, and decorated with dazzling Christmas paper, bows and ribbon. Having been given the incentive of an inter-form

competition to see who could produce the most; the winning year 9 form produced a massive 15 boxes and was awarded a tin of biscuits. Huntcliff School admirably raises significant amounts of money to help both local and national charities. It does so led by the School Council, where members take part in an annual vote to decide which three charities are most deserving of extra support. The ones chosen run alongside three that are continuously supported including The Mountain Trust and the council then organise fundraising events, mainly in the form of ‘charity days’ where students pay money to come to school in non-uniform.

Teesside drums for Children in Need

Dozens of young drummers from across the Tees Valley took up the challenge of becoming the fastest drummer on ‘Children in Need’ day. The event, run by the TVMS (Tees Valley Music Service), included fun challenges and activities such as the drum karaoke and the amazing drumometer challenge. Winners of the challanges were: Luke Plumpton from Saltburn and Jay Hawksby from Coulby Newham each

received a rock and pop evening session supplied by TVMS. All the money raised on the night has been donated to the Children in Need charity. Youngsters from throughout the region attended the evening. Why not pop along to TVMS for a trial session from 5.45 on a Monday at their studios within the grounds of Our Lady and St Bede’s school, Bishopton Road West Stockton. TS19 0QH. For costs and details please contact TVMS.

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Stockton Council is seeking people with an interest in the history and future of Stockton town centre to join a special heritage forum. Two volunteers are needed to support the Council’s efforts to preserve and restore the historic heart of Stockton improving the look and appeal of the town centre as well as promoting awareness of Stockton’s heritage. Funded through two

heritage grant schemes, in partnership with the private sector, English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and ONE North East. Funding from the schemes has recently seen a number of prominent town centre buildings lovingly restored. The Forum has 11 members, which is made up of Stockton residents, businesses and representatives from wider organisations.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage “During October, 36 parishioners from St Francis Parish Middlesbrough, (me included) embarked on a seven day adventure of a life time, exploring the lands and times of Jesus. We embraced our journey through the celebration of mass in several venues, sometimes indoors in lavish churches or hidden caverns, other times outdoors by the shores of Galilee or in the tranquil gardens of Gethsemane. Expectations were soon surpassed when Bible stories came to life and teachings could be felt as passages were retold and reflected upon. However

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it wasn’t long before we were reminded of the hostility and cruelty of mankind, as we offered our humble gifts of toys and bedding to the people caring within the refugee camp and rehabilitation hospital. Sometimes it was difficult to comprehend such actions in a land of promise and hope. Our guide Nasah was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating, as he led us on our adventure. He would ask us a question daily and the one that sticks in my mind is ‘Are you a Pilgrim or a Tourist?’ On reflection, my response is to the right of the picture.”

Question: Are you a Pilgrim or a Tourist? The sun rises and the day dawns Through golden yellows and reds Early calls to begin the day Has pilgrims leaving their beds

Impetus Environmental trust supporting local community projects A community garden at Grangetown Fire Station has been created and was officially unveiled on Friday 18th November.

Above Grangetown Community Garden official opening Below Loftus Play Park

Mayor, Cllr Olwyn Peters and Chief Fire Officer, Ian Hayton opened the garden with Frank Sweeney, Retired Grangetown Station Manager, who originally started the project. Children from Grangetown Primary School also attended. Frank Sweeney approached Impetus Environmental Trust prior to his retirement, and the Trust Board were only too pleased to support the project to create a community garden. Cleveland Fire Brigade worked with children and teachers from Grangetown Primary School, and the Dig It project to develop a community garden, which will be maintained and used by the schoolchildren and other members of the community for planting and growing produce. Funding was secured from various sources including £30,000 from Impetus Environmental Trust. Bobby Jameson, Head

Suitable for a child aged 7-10 years a 16” frame the TONY HAWK NIGHTBIRD A CIRCUIT reader has kindly donated the brand new bike as a Christmas edition prize and asked us to make it fun for all. We have created a competition for readers to spot the number of penguins you can see in this issue of the circuit (including any on this page too) all you need to do is count the penguins, email your answer and your contact details to to arrive no later than 16th December so the winner can have the bike in time for Christmas! (This is a brand new bike assembled for the photo, prize accepted as seen)

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Teacher of Grangetown Primary School said: “The Fire Brigade staff and I have managed to secure a large grant and the groundwork has been developed into an exciting and innovative garden area which I’m sure our children are going to have great fun working in. Mrs Leadley, our Teaching Assistant who runs a gardening club in school and I attended a meeting recently at the fire station and were very impressed with the developments to the garden area. “Visits from all year groups will also begin in the Spring when the weather is better. “We cannot thank Frank Sweeney, retired Grangetown Fire Station Manager, enough for all he did to set this scheme in motion. It was his dream and he has made it all happen. I would also like to thank Cleveland Fire Brigade staff Denise Lee and Jimmy Ruse for their continuing help with the project. The children of Grangetown Primary will be eternally grateful for this wonderful resource.” Impetus Environmental Trust Chairman Peter Baker said: "This has been a delightful project with the local community involved from start to finish and we are delighted to be able to provide the £30,000 toward this project. We also encourage smaller groups and organisations to take advantage of landfill tax funding and contact us for support in 2012. As a trust we have funded £3million pounds worth of projects on Teesside, all of which have made a huge difference to

peoples lives." Further funding from Impetus Envirnmental trust was granted to local children in Loftus, who are delighted with a new play area unveiled thisweek by the Mayor, Cllr Olwyn Peters. Loftus Community Forum acquired funding of £35,000 with additional funding of £10,000 made by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Loftus Community Forum, Impetus and Loftus and Lockwood Neighbourhood Team worked in partnership by hosting an exhibition and consultation sessions in the local library. Local children were given the opportunity to select the items of equipment they thought would be best for their area and which they would enjoy most. This new play area in Tees Street, will give young people the opportunity to play safely knowing they had an input into the choices. Councillor Sheelagh Clarke, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Tourism and Rural Affairs said: " The young people of the area had the chance to choose the items they wanted by working with the teams. This is a great way to bring the community together and give the young people the opportunity to invest in their own area." Children from St Joseph’s primary school enjoyed the official opening and tested the equipment for themselves.

Footsteps followed over foreign lands Terrains of dusty stone contrasts against the lush Time appears disjointed Gone is the sense of urgency, fast pace and rush The mode of transport differs From that of two thousand years ago When blistered feet and a donkey meant Spreading the word of our Lord was slow Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem and Bethlehem Are all places still to behold But as it was then it remains today Faiths and beliefs battling to have their say The steps we traced along his way Strengthened the meaning of our faith As mass stirred senses and emotions deep with inside With no need to feel alone or to turn and hide The sun sets and the day comes to a close Through golden yellows and reds Thirty six pilgrims pack up their wares As friendships and treasured memories fill our hearts and our heads. (Esther McNeill St Francis Church Parishioner) Pictured above are parishioners from St Francis Parish Middlesbrough, who embarked on the trip.

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Teesside pubs sign up to charter Alcohol Awareness Week was held 14th - 20th November to the battle to end harm caused by alcohol. The Alcohol Charter, promoted by Alcohol Concern is working in partnership between local communities, businesses and public services, and Stockton Renaissance agreed to be amongst the first to sign up. The Charter says everyone has the right to enjoy life free from the effects of alcohol harm, to be free of the pressure to drink and to be supported when they choose not to. It says children have the right to grow up protected from alcohol promotion and the negative effects of its consumption. For those who develop a problem with alcohol as well as their families it says there should be free, accessible advice and treatment. And everyone should have the right to information on the consequences of alcohol consumption on health, the family and society. Renaissance Chair Councillor Bob Cook, who is also Leader of Stockton Council, said: “I am certainly not anti-alcohol and most people are able to enjoy it

Landlord Graham Draper and Heather Hutchings from the campaign responsibly and safely. But, for some, its consumption can lead to abuse for themselves and all too frequently for others often their families. “The Charter has simple aims to protect people from the unwanted harmful effects of alcohol and to ensure there’s a way out when they need one.” Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, supports the move. He said: “We have a comprehensive plan to support the work around alcohol harm across health, community and

to avoid the dangers of drinking and advice on getting home in one piece.” In its latest move, Think B4U Drink has produced 50,000 beer mats in the style of a ‘sat nav’, showing dangers to avoid. It also gives personal safety tips such as how to get home safely, places to avoid and how to stay in control. Graeme Draper, landlord of the Royal Oak pub in Stockton town centre, welcomed the beer mats, saying: “They are definitely unusual and eye-catching and will hopefully help people to think about how to enjoy their night out in safety. We don’t want to let alcohol ruin anyone’s Christmas spirit.”


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A sensory garden has been provided at Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Normanby, thanks to eight young people who are taking part in a youth programme run by Cleveland Fire Brigade. The Prince’s Trust Team Programme runs for 12 weeks in the Redcar and Cleveland area, and is designed to engage young people aged 16 - 24, helping to develop key skills such as leadership, team working, problem solving and discipline as well as providing an insight into community safety and citizenship. People are referred to the course through local organisations such as Connexions, Job Centre

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It’s all rosey in South Bank Caring for their area, bulb planting day Children from Roseworth Primary School were captured planting bulbs close to Rosweworth beck.

Volunteers aimed high to ensure everything's rosy in their area - by transforming a patch of derelict wasteland into a striking community garden in a matter of hours. The 360-minute makeover challenge took place in South Bank, where work is well under way on a £3.5m eco village creating 26 new homes. And with that project on track to be completed in the new year, staff from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and developer Gentoo came

together to bring a further boost to the area by revitalising a nearby derelict piece of land. They joined forces with local residents, traders and the South Bank Tomorrow community group, to breathe new life into the site, which was previously home to 40 King Street before the property was demolished. The 17-strong team of volunteers will have just six hours to create the garden - installing new planters, shrubs, flowers, paving and erecting a sign marking the development.

Councillor Lynn Pallister, the Council's Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Renewal, said: "This team challenge is a fantastic way of highlighting the determination of everybody involved in the regeneration of South Bank to bring about improvements. "With the eco village taking shape and the dedicated South Bank Tomorrow group carrying out its work, these are really exciting times for the community."

The children had been invited by Stockton’s Care for your Area Team and Roseworth Community Partnership, after a clean up campaign from fly tipping in the area. The children were taught about the beck, the bulbs they were planting and the importance of enjoying their local environment.

Healthy living grants for Middlesbrough Local groups in Middlesbrough are applying for grants from a special fund to help promote healthy living and eating initiatives across the town. Middlesbrough Council and NHS Middlesbrough’s health improvement partnership is investing £29,000 into health improvement initiatives delivered by community groups in Middlesbrough.

The Communities for Health Small Grants Scheme was launched in September and offers community and voluntary groups an opportunity to apply for grants of between £250 and £2,500 to create, enhance or develop activities that support local people to improve their health and wellbeing. So far, ten grants ranging from £500 to £2,400 have been awarded. Councillor

Brenda Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “Community and voluntary groups that are helping local people to improve their health and wellbeing are a major partner in our work to make Middlesbrough a healthy town. “The communities for health scheme will continue to offer support to community groups in

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Business Contribution of the Year Award SK Chilled Foods Employing 500 Teesside people, the group makes its own label Indian, Chinese, American and Mexican Style fresh snacks for major retailers including UK Supermarkets. Through its efforts people from other cultures have found the organisation an employer that goes the extra mile in relation to Equality and Diversity. Supports community initiatives and is currently working with South Bank Tomorrow, an organisation dedicated to improving the lives and offering opportunities to the people of South Bank.

Education Award Success 4 all Providing educational activities to children, young people

and their families for more than five years. Last year they supported 145 children and young people with their studies with many of them gaining excellent grades and moving on to sixth form and university. Success 4 All has also become an approved provider of the Mentoring and Befriending organisation and a recognised centre for AQA & OCN. Oz Sadiq For the last 25 years Oz has been working as a BME Youth and Community worker and more recently as a BME Mental Health Community Development Worker and BME Employment Worker. He has worked as a Teaching Auxiliary/Pastoral Tutor, Youth Worker and Community Development Worker having been involved in working in most types of settings from centre based, outreach and detached youth work to working with targeted groups across a wide age range and mix of ethnic and cultural backgrounds working across the whole of Tees Valley.

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disadvantaged and marginalised BME asylum seeker and refugee women. Through her work Narinder provides an opportunity for women to raise issues of concern and take positive action. The work that Narinder supports and manages includes: BME Mental Health Group; Minority Ethnic Mothers and Children (MEMCO) and Arts and Wellbeing Sessions. All of these projects increase community engagement amongst those who are at risk of exclusion and helps to strengthen community cohesion

Volunteering Award Amani Khan is a 17 year old who has been volunteering since the age of 11. She raised money at three festivals in 2011 through henna hand painting. As well as being a busy A level student and volunteer, she is a carer for her registered blind brother and partially sighted sister. She is also the main link between her family and the outside agencies and acts as the interpreter for her mother and siblings.

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Support for the MEC & New and Emerging Communities Award Pete has shown a high level of commitment to helping asylum seekers, from various ethnic backgrounds, settle into the community and sheltered them and even attended court as a witness to their faith. He established a Drop-in session on Friday mornings for asylum seekers and arranged an IT course to allow them to contact their families back in their home countries. One of Petes greatest achievements was the building of a clinic in Mozambique which he not only supported financially but also went there with a fellow church

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Kauser has worked tirelessly for the last 10 years in engaging people of all faiths from all communities to explore how people from different communities can work together. Kauser has worked with Middlesbrough Soroptomists to set up a group call Women Learning Together, which aims to bring together women from different cultures and religions so they can raise money for common causes. Her abundant energy and tenacity means that she never gives up and she is an inspiration for many girls and young women.

Individual Contribution Award Shabir Hussain the founder of Akbar chain of restaurants started from humble beginnings, with a small 28 seat restaurant in the heart of Bradford City. His sheer vision and echo’s “anything is possible – it’s just a case of how bad you want it” has made him a successful business man. With over 20 years of experience, Shabir today, is the proud Chief Executive of over 10 restaurants and employing more than 400 staff.

Sade Sangowawa MD Cultures CIC Organiser of the diversity awards 2011 is the Managing Director of Cultures CIC, Sade Sangowawa who said: “We want to say a big thank you to all our sponsors PCT, Shabir Hussain (CEO Akbars), RBA Associates, Stockton Borough Council and Teesside University, without which the event could not have happened. We also thank those who attended, for taking the time to be part of this great night. We aim to recognise individuals and organisations in the region (unsung hero’s) who work tirelessly towards community cohesion and diversity but are hardly noticed. It is also an event that aims to bring to light the issues facing various communities in the Northeast and encourage partnership work across the region.”


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Charter Standard Community Club award to Nunthorpe North Riding County Football Association have awarded Middlesbrough based club Nunthorpe Athletic Junior FC the prestigious FA Charter Standard Community Club award for grassroots football. Nunthorpe Athletic Juniors FC were presented with their award by the North Riding County FA’s Football Development Officer Jamie Pover on Wednesday 2nd November at their training ground at the Nunthorpe and Marton recreation club. The award was received by, Club Welfare Officer Keith Duffy. The FA Charter Standard programme, supported by FA partner McDonald’s, was established to help clubs to improve standards of coaching, administration, player development and safeguarding children. The FA Charter Standard Community Club award is presented to those clubs like Nunthorpe Athletic Juniors FC who have raised their standards in these areas and lead the field in promoting best football practice, both on and off the pitch in grassroots football. Colin Mohan, Nunthorpe

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The Forum Theatre T.J. and Reanna from Stockton Athletic Juniors FC Club Chairman said “Nunthorpe Athletic Juniors are delighted to have achieved The FA Charter Standard Community Club status. We are committed to giving opportunities to children of all abilities within the local community to play football. By becoming a

Charter Standard Community Club, we have ensured that all of our volunteers and coaches have the necessary skills and support to do this.” Jamie Pover, North Riding County FA Football Development Officer replied “The FA Charter Standard Community Club award acknowledges the support

Nunthorpe Athletic Juniors FC provides to the local community and their efforts to ensure the club offers opportunities for players to develop their skills and play football in a safe and positive environment. The North Riding County FA is committed to raising the standards of football at grassroots level and the

dedication and achievements of clubs like Nunthorpe Athletic Juniors FC make this possible. I would like to congratulate everybody involved with Nunthorpe Athletic Juniors FC on becoming the 11th club within North Riding County FA to achieve this status.”

Congratulations to the winners of the Forum Theatre Panto competition, promoted in last month’s Circuit. T. J. age seven and Reanna five and a half are the lucky winners and will be attending the opening performance of Cinderella at the Forum Theatre on Saturday 10th December. They will be accompanied by big cousin Bethany and Nana Norma from Stockton. Prize courtesy of the Billingham Forum Theatre. Many thanks to all who entered. We have two competitions in this issue of the Circuit, so try your luck and have a go, you could be the lucky winner! The first is to win a bike! See details on this page or to win a Leash Pod, see page 15.

Christmas stars help boost cancer support South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched its 2011 Christmas Stars appeal in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The appeal invites people to place a special message of remembrance on the Christmas tree in the atrium at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in return for a donation to the charity which will help to provide support for cancer patients. More than 3,000 patients received their first cancer treatment at the trust last year (2010/11). Patients can access the Macmillan Information Centre,

based near the north entrance at James Cook, for practical, emotional and financial support and advice. Amanda Cormican, Macmillan Cancer Information Advisor at James Cook, said: “One in three of us will be affected by cancer at some point in our lives and it’s the toughest thing most people will ever face. We are here to help people every step of the way by providing practical, emotional and financial support as well as continuously pushing for better cancer care.” The trust will also host a Christmas Carol Service of Remembrance in the

atrium at James Cook on Tuesday 6th December at 7pm. Conducted by trust Chaplain, Reverend Malcolm Masterman, the evening will feature music from the Angrove Singers and will be followed by tea, coffee and mince pies and the chance to chat to Macmillan staff and volunteers and the chaplains. Amanda added: “By supporting the Christmas Stars appeal and the carol service you will be helping Macmillan to support future cancer patients.” Patient Bill Bell of Stockton, who was treated at James Cook for bladder cancer after

being diagnosed four years ago, said: “The Macmillan team at James Cook have been a terrific help. They are very supportive and there is always someone there to talk to.” He urged everyone to support this year’s Christmas Stars appeal: “They need the funds to keep on doing what they are doing . They have been a terrific help to me.” To receive a Christmas star to hang on the tree contact the Macmillan Information Centre at James Cook on 01642 835674 or email: amanda.cormican@stees.

December events around our region Redcar Santa arrived on a horse and carriage at Kirkleatham Museum on Sunday 4th December, where his grotto is now open for children to visit between 10am and 3pm on the 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December. How about having breakfast with Santa Claus! 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December (9am - 10am) at Kirkleatham Museum (Book early as numbers are limited) Santa will bear gifts to all children who visit him. Write and post your letters to Santa, you’re sure to get a reply! Place your wishes on the Christmas tree for his helpers to gather up. Join in with carol singing and even be part of a Christmas show and display your singing

and dancing talents. Christmas show workshops will take place on 11th and 17th December. Tell the story of Christmas using traditional songs and carols including group songs, solo performers and whole cast dances. Contact Kirkleatham Museum for details.

Middllesbrough Sunday 11th December 11am – 4pm Farm Christmas Extravaganza Craft fair with stalls selling hand made gifts, chocolates, cards and lots more. Buy a real Christmas tree, or some decorations from Newham Frange farm shop. Normal Farm charges apply plus a small charge to meet Father Christmas and recieve a gift.

Hartlepool Northern Dales Farmers Markets 8.30am and finishes at about 3.30pm or sooner if the weather is bad or the stalls sell out! Lots of fresh local produce is promised. Saturday 10th Dec at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, Hartlepool. More information contact: Christmas Crackers Enchanting evening of family fun!... Lots of activities and entertainment to enjoy including Victorian story telling and pantomime, Christmas Carols, Gingerbread Men workshops, cute cuddly animals, traditional sweet stall, festive activities on 15th Dec 2011 at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience.

Stockton Yarm farmers market. Permission for a market in Yarm was granted in 1207 by King John and has now been revived into a monthly event. The market runs on the second Sunday of each month and will trade between 8am and 3pm. Sunday 11th December will see the Christmas Market and Craft Fair. All produce sold on the market is local grown within a 50 mile radius of Yarm.

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Million pound homes a taste of luxury Home with a pool - The Grove Hartlepool MAGNIFICENT. Restored to its former style and appearance, with meticulous attention to detail, a 'Edwardian' 5 Bedroomed Detached Residence built reputedly for a local ship owner with 'arts and crafts' influence and style. Complete with an INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL. Marketed by Manners & Harrison, Hartlepool

Guide Price from £1,150,000 10 bedroom character property, Elwick

An equestrian property with 10.7 Acres of freehold land. Three attractively appointed separate homes. The Old Mill Hall with split level dining room, south facing lounge. Second lounge/bedroom 4. Rear bedroom 5. Half tiled bathroom in sky blue, east facing breakfast room, kitchen in oak with cooker. Useful Cellar, first floor bedrooms 1,2 and 3. Pleasant bathroom. 4 car garage. Greenhouse. The Old Mill Farm House, entrance with stylishly fitted "Rational" kitchen. Pleasant living room. Luxurious bathroom including shell suite. Split level

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Marketed by Manners and Harrison, Shrewsbury House, 129 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DW

5 bedroom country house, Chop Gate

The property is situated between the market towns of Stokesley and Helmsley, a short distance from the small hamlet of Chop Gate and amidst the magnificent unspoilt countryside of Bilsdale in the North Yorks Moor National Park.

Marketed by GSC Grays, Stokesley

This five bedroom Country House comprises a substantial stone built detached former farmhouse with Acorn Lodge - a two bedroom cottage, suitable as guest, family or au pair accommodation. Equally it could provide an additional income stream. There is also approximately 10 acres of grassland, a stable block, tack room, barn and an all-weather tennis court, all set in an elevated position with magnificent views over the surrounding dale and countryside.

£1,000,000 £1,050,000 Half a million to purchase for a makeover and create your own stamp This substantial 6 bedroom detached house and double garage (circa 1880 sq ft ) presently under construction set in this sought after Hamlet in the North Yorkshire Nation Park with lovely views up to the Cleveland Hills and potential for additional land/paddock to the rear.

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Unique 1950s detached 4 bed house located in a superb position on the outskirts of the village of Brotton with panoramic views across to Saltburn by the Sea and surrounding countryside. The property is in need of complete renovation and is situated on a good sized plot with extensive gardens. Viewing is essential to appreciate the potential this property has to offer.

Well known within Stillington Village as 'The Old Doctors Surgery', this generous 1950's built five bedroom detached house of approximately 2,000 square feet stand in extensive

mature grounds of approaching one acre. This is a splendid refurbishment /development opportunity and merits an early viewing.

Marketed by Thirlwells Estate Agents and Valuers, Billingham


The property is being built by a local NHBC registered builder and offers any buyer a wide variety of options ranging from between 4 and 6 bedrooms, from 2 to 4 bathrooms and amendments to ground floor layout to suit your needs. A great opportunity to purchase the last house of this small development adjacent to the builders own house which is nearing completion and will soon be available for viewing to appreciate the potential this house offers.

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Vision for Multi-million Pound Academy unveiled Young people, parents and residents living close to the site of the new multi-million pound building for North Shore Health Academy and myplace youth facility were invited to see the initial designs mid November. The contractor, Carillion, has spent the last few weeks working with North Shore Health Academy and Stockton Council to develop the drawings which were displayed at Tilery Primary School. Representatives from Carillion, North Shore Health Academy and Stockton Council were at the drop-in to talk through the designs. Principal of the NHS sponsored North Shore Health Academy, Chris Coady, said: “We are all very excited about the new building and can’t wait to share the designs with parents and our new neighbours. “We are committed to excellent teaching and learning at our Academy and the new building is certain to support this, while the myplace facility will open up opportunities for learning to young people and their families.”

Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Ann McCoy, said: “This is certainly a very exciting time for the young people who learn at the Academy, their families and people living close to the site where the new, modern buildings will

soon take shape. “I would like to welcome everyone to see the designs for themselves and find out more about how the multi-million pound investment will benefit the whole community.” There was also a chance for residents to see the final masterplan for the redevelopment of the

Swainby Road area of Stockton. The masterplan has been drawn up thanks to funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. Carillion Construction Limited has been appointed through Stockton Council to build the new £17.8 million

Academy building from Government funding. Construction is expected to start on the combined North Shore Health Academy and myplace building at the end of February 2012 so young people can start learning there from April 2013. North Shore Health

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09 09 FORD FIESTA 1.25 STYLE PLUS 5 dr, Metallic paint, air con, SEATER APRIL 2012 CD, full elec pack, 1 owner WARRANTY7 UNTIL . . .£7,295 58 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 CONVERTIBLE SPORT, Metallic paint, air con, alloys, 1 owner 22,000 MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7,295 09 09 FORD FIESTA 1.25 STYLE PLUS 5 dr, Metallic Red, air con, SEATER MARCH 2012 CD, full elec pack, 1 owner WARRANTY7UNTIL . . .£6,995 7 SEATER 58 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 CONVERTIBLE SPORT, Metallic Silver, air con, alloys, 1 owner 35,000 MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,995 58 TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 VVTi 5 dr, Metallic paint, air con, alloys, 7 SEATER MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,995 CD,1 owner, 15,000 58 TOYOTA AURIS 1.4 DVTi 5 dr, Metallic Paint, CD, F.E.P, 1 owner, 26,000 MILES full service history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,995 09 09 FORD FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC 5 dr, Metallic paint, CD, F.E.P 1 owner, 22,000 MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,995 08 08 VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.8 5 dr, 7 SEATER Metallic paint, air con, CD player, 1 owner, full service history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,495 08 08 FORD FOCUS 1.6 C-MAX 5 dr, Avalon Metallic, air con, CD 1 owner, 17,000 MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,495 58 FORD FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC 5 dr, Metallic Blue, alloys, air con, F.E.P, 1 owner, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,395 08 08 VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.6 EXCLUSIVE 7 7 SEATER 5 dr, Ultra Blue, air con, CD player, 1 owner only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,295 7 SEATER MILES air con, alloys, 09 09 VW POLO 1.2 MATCH 5 dr, 22,000 Diamond Black Pearl, air con, full electric pack, 1 owner, . . . . . . .£6,295 58 09 PEUGEOT 308 1.6 S 5 dr, Black, air con, CD player, F.E.P, WARRANTY 7 SEATER UNTIL JAN 2012 1 owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,295 10 10 PEUGEOT COMBI 1.4 PARTNER 5dr, in Silver with 7 SEATER UNTIL 2013 twin side loading doors WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . .£5,995 58 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2 CLUB 5 dr, Metallic paint, CD player, 22,000 MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,995 58 HONDA 1.4 JAZZ SE 5 dr, Electric Blue, air con, CD, alloys, 1 owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,995 58 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2 CLUB 5 dr, in Black, CD player, air con 24,000 MILES 1 owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,995 57 PEUGEOT 207 1.4 M-PLAY 3 dr, Flamenco Red, air con, CD player, MP3 player, 1 owner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,795 57 PEUGEOT 207 1.4 S 3 dr, Metallic paint, air con, CD player, 1 owner, service history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,795 08 08 MAZDA 2TS 1.4 3 dr, Metallic Blue, CD player, F.E.P, 1 owner, air con. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,695 08 08 NISSAN NOTE 1.4 ACENTA Bright Blue Metallic, CD, air con .£5,695

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58 VAUXHALL MERIVA 1.4 LIFE 5 dr in Ultra Blue, air con, CD, 1 owner, 22,000 MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,395 08 08 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.0 BREEZE 3 dr, Blue Metallic, CD player, alloys, F.E.P air con . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,295 08 08 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.8 SXi 5 dr in Black, alloys, air con, F.E.P Group 6 insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,295 57 FORD FOCUS 1.4LX 3 dr, in Blue, air con, CD player, only 2,000 MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£4,995 08 08 FORD FIESTA 1.25 STYLE 3 dr, air con, Metallic paint, CD player, F.E.P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£4,995 07 07 FORD FIESTA 1.25 STYLE 3 dr, Metallic paint, CD player, 1 owner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£4,495 55 FORD FOCUS 1.6LX 5 dr, Metallic paint, air con, CD player, full elec pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£4,295 56 FORD FOCUS 1.6 SPORT 3 dr, Metallic paint, F.E.P CD, 1 former keeper 11,000 MILES service history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£4,295 04 04 PEUGEOT 206 1.6 ALLURE CONVERTIBLE Electric Blue, alloys, air con, 1 former keeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£3,495 PART EXCHANGE 54 TOYOTA YARIS 1.2 LTD EDITION 3 dr, Ice Blue Metallic, alloys, 1 owner, 12 months MoT, low miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2,995 54 PEUGEOT 307 1.6 TURBO DIELSEL ESTATE long MoT/Taxed .£2,595 53 FORD KA STYLE 3 dr, Red, low miles, MoT/Tax . . . . . . . . . . . .£1,995 05 05 RENAULT LAGUNA 3.0 AUTOMATIC 5dr sat nav, dvd Full leather, alloys, low miles, MOT & Taxed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£1,595 53 MAZDA 2.0 PREMACY 7 SEATER MoT/Tested . . . . . . . . . .£1,495 S 99 ROVER 618i 4 dr, full cream leather, alloys, only 39,000 MILES very very clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£1,395 51 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2 COMFORT 3 dr, NEW SHAPE T&T . . .£1,295 04 04 CITROEN C5 2.0 LX TURBO DIESEL 5dr, MOT & Taxed . . .£1,295 03 03 CITROEN C5 2.2 TURBO DIELSEL 5 dr, long MoT/Taxed . . .£1,095 02 02 ROVER 45 iL 2.0 TURBO DIELSEL 5 dr, MoT/Taxed . . . . . . .£1,195 W HONDA SHUTTLE 2.3 LS AUTOMATIC 7 SEATER MoT . . . . .£795 S CITROEN SAXO 1.6 VTR MoT/Taxed, high mileage . . . . . . . . . . . .£795 51 FORD FOCUS 1.8 LX 5 dr, in Silver, MoT/Taxed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£795 N 96 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.3 SE 3 dr, MoT/Taxed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£595 V VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 5 dr, alloys, MoT, long Tax . . . . . . . . . . . .£495 S 98 ALFA ROMEO 156 2.0 T SPARK, Red, short MOT & Tax . . . . .£495


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AS HEARD ON SMOOTH RADIO 09 PLATE PEUGEOT 207 1.6 GT TURBO 3 Door Hatch. Metallic piaint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, climate control, half leather trim, CD Radio, stunning car, 150 bhp, 11,000 miles, only ............................................................£7,995 58 PLATE TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 TR 5 Door Family Hatch. Blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD Radio, luxury interior, very modern car in excellent condition, offering exceptional reliabilty and comfort, having covered only 14,000 miles by one very careful owner, bargain only ................................................................£7,695 58 PLATE FORD FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC CLIMATE 5 Door Hatch. Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD Radio, upgraded interior a lovely looking car presented in 1st class order having covered only 11,000 miles, by one very careful owner.....................................................................................£7,695

09 PEUGEOT 207 1.6 GT TURBO 3 Door stunning car, 11,000 miles ..............£7,995

08 PLATE RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 5 Door People Carrier. Light Blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, rear picnic tables, loads of space, ideal family car, having covered only 10,000 miles, by one very careful owner. .............................................................£5,995 08 PLATE VAUXHALL CORSA 1.4 AUTOMATIC 5 Door Hatch. Silver metallic colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, this car looks and drives like new, presented in 1st class condition having covered only 8,000 miles .........................£5,995 08 PLATE NISSAN NOTE 1.6 ACENTA 5 Door Automatic. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, big door, high seating position, ideal for people with mobility problems, 13,000 miles, great buy........................................................................£5,995 08 PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.8 5 DESIGN AUTOMATIC 5 Door Luxury Hatch. Blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory ally wheels, power steering, front and rear electric windows, aircon, CD radio,half leather interior, a very smart looking car, having covered only 7,000 miles, superb value, bargain only ....................................................................................£5,995

58 NISSAN NOTE 1.4SE only 9,000 miles, very smart looking car with comfort...£6,495

10 PLATE NISSAN MICRA 1.25 5 Door hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, front spots, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, Sat Nav this car looks and drives like new having covered only 6,000 miles, remainder of manufacturers warranty. Bargain only ...............................................£7,295 58 PLATE FORD C-MAX 1.8 ZETEC, 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD Radio, excellent car offering comfort and space, having covered only 9,000 miles one very careful mobility owner, bargain ................£6,995 58 PLATE PEUGEOT 207 1.4 16 VALVE SPORT 3 Door Hatch. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, front spots, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, Sports style interior, very smart looking car, 18,000 miles.....................................£6,995 08 PLATE PEUGEOT 207 SW. Small estate car, Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, roof rails, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, cd radio, useful car having covered only 11,000 miles by one careful motability owner ........................................................................................£6,995 08 PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 SXI 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, Sports style interior, Superb looking car, low insurance group, 15,000 miles .........................................£6,995 56 PLATE HONDA CIVIC 1.8 SE 5 Door Hatch New Shape. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, cd radio, sports style interior, stunning looking car, 22,000 miles, bargain only....................................................................................£6,995 08 PLATE SUZUKI SX4 1.6 5 Door Hatch. Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, superb looking car offers excellent ground clearnace, having covered a mere 7,000 miles by one very careful owner, bargain only ....................£6,995 58 PLATE TOYOTA AURIS 1.4 TR 5 Door Hatch. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD Radio, lovely car offering excellent relaibilty plus economy having covered only 8,000 miles, by one very careful owner, bargain only ................................................................£6,995 58 PLATE KIA CEED 2 1.6 CC 5 door People Carrier. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, lovely car offering excellent economy plus reliabilty having covered only 14,000 miles, one careful owner, bargain only ...............................................£6,695 59 PLATE VAUXHALL CORSA 1000cc ACTIVE SPECIAL EDITION 3 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, fantastic looking car offering exceptional economy, cheaper road tax & low insurance group. The ideal first car or runabout, only.......................................................................£6,695 58 PLATE PEUGEOT 308 5 Door Hatch. Pantha Black metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, a very modern looking car offering excellent comfort levels, low insurance group 14,000 miles .......................................................................£6,695 58 PLATE NISSAN NOTE 1.4 SE 5 Door Hatch, Lovely Light Blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory ally wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, very smart looking car offering excellent levels of comfort having covered only 9,000 miles, .........................................................................£6,495 58 PLATE FORD FUSION 1.4 5 Door Hatch, Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, quickclear windscreen, CD radio, excellent car, high seating position, big doors, ideal for people with mobility problems, 4,000 miles, lovely .................................£5,995 58 PLATE FORD FOCUS 1.8 ZETEC 5 Door Hatch, Blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory ally wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, quickclear windscreen, CD radio, smart looking car 28,000 miles ........................................£5,995 59 PLATE FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, the ideal runabout offering excellent economy plus comfort having covered only 7,000 miles remainder of manufacturers warranty ..................................................£5,995

09 HYUNDAI i10 5 Door Special Edition Exceptional economy, 9,000 miles .£5,295

58 CHEVROLET MATIZ 1000CC 5 Door Hatch, lovely runabout, bargain at only . . .£4,695

58 PLATE RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 DYNAMIQUE 5 Door Estate. Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, roof rails, central locking, aircon, CD Radio, very smart looking, versatile car having covered only 18,000 miles, by one very careful owner...............................£5,995 09 PLATE KIA CARENS 2000 CC 5 door People Carrier. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon CD Radio, lovely car offering excellent space plus comfort having covered only 11,000 miles, one careful motability owner, bargain only ...............................£5,695 08 PLATE SUZUKI SWIFT 1.5 GLX 3 Door Hatch. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, very smart looking car offering excellent reliablity, having covered only 16,000 miles....................................................................................£5,695 58 PLATE PEUGEOT 107 1000CC 3 Door Hatch. Silver metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, this car offers superb economy plus cheap insurance, low road tax, very clean car, very clean car, 20,000 miles. Bargain only ...................................................................................£5,295 58 PLATE CITROEN C1 RHYTHM 3 Door Hatch. Ferrari Red, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, rev counter, upgraded seats, superb economy, cheap insurance, low road tax, very clean car, 20, 000 miles ...............................................................................£5,295 09 PLATE HYUNDAI i10 1.1 5 Door Special Edition. Ferrari Red, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, special edition trim offering economy and reliability presented in 1st class condition, 9000 miles ............................................................................£5,295 57 PLATE VAUXHALL MERIVA 1.6 ENERGY SPECIAL EDITION 5 Door PEOPLE CARRIER. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, sculptured wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, rear privacy glass, lovely clean car 38,000 miles ......................£4,995 59 PLATE RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 3 Door Hatch. Ferrai Red, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, smart looking car presented in 1st class order, having covered only 5,000 miles, very few about at this price ...................................................................................£4,995 55 PLATE SAAB 1.9 TURBO DIESELLINEAR 4 DOOR LUXURY FAMILY CAR Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, factory alloy wheels, a very nice car offering excellent comfort, reliability and economy, having covered only 29,000 miles.........................................................................£4,995 56 PLATE PEUGEOT 207 1.4 3 Door Hatch. Metallic Silver, colour coded bumpers, alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, nice clean car, lovely driver, 38,000 miles. Ideal 1st car .........................£4,795 55 PLATE FORD FOCUS 1.6 5 Door Hatch, Blue Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, smart family hatch, having covered only 27,000 miles .............£4,695 58 PLATE CHEVROLET MATIZ 1000cc 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, lovely little runabout, 18,000 miles ...................................£4,695 07 PLATE SKODA OCTAVIA 1.4 16V Family Car, Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, very smart looking car, 35,000 miles. Bargain...........................£4,695 55 PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.8 BERTONE EXCLUSIVE CONVERTIBLE. Moonland Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloys, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio. This car is in tip top condition, half leather trim and covered only 17,000 miles, bargain ......................................£4,695 08 PLATE RENAULT MEGANE 1.4 5 Door Family Hatch. Sparkling Blue Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, lovely smart looking car offering exceptional economy, having covered only 27,000 miles, bargain only ....................................................£4,695 08 PLATE RENAULT CLIO 1.2 EXTREEM 3 Door Hatch. Artic White, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, clean car offering excellent economy plus low insurance having covered only 32,000 miles. the ideal first car .....................................................................£4,495 56 PLATE PEUGEOT 206 1.6 SPORT CABRIOLET. Ferrai Red, colour coded bumpers, sports style grills plus bonnet vents, factory alloy wheels, Lexus style rear lights, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, stunning looking car, 26,000 miles............................................£4,495



09 PLATE KIA PICANTO 1000CC 5 Door Hatch. Small very economical car, Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, central locking. Superb economy plus reliabilty, cheap road tax, only 8,000 miles, Bargain only .............................................................................£4,495 6 PLATE TOYOTA AYGO 3 Door Hatch. Bright Red, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD Radio, fantastic economy, £30 per year road tax, 15,000 miles, superb runabout ..........................................£4,395 07 PLATE HYUNDAI GETZ 1.1 5 Door Hatch. Light Metallic Blue, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, lovely little car offering economy and reliability, great runabout only 24,000 miles ........................£3,995 06 PLATE RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 DYNAMIQUE 5 Door Hatch. Panoramic sunroof, Gold Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, lovely looking car only 39,000 miles .....................................................................£3,995 55 PLATE RENAULT CLIO 5 Door Automatic. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, central locking, CD radio, sunroof, a fine example of this popular little hatch having covered a mere 6,000 miles by a careful mobility owner ...........£3,995 LOADS MORE CARS IN STOCK CHANGING DAILY!

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07 PLATE CITROEN C3 5 Door Hatch. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, very clean car having covered only 29,000 miles, only ..........................£3,995 56 PLATE SUZUKI IGNIS 5 Door Hatch. Black Metallic, colour coded bumpers, roof rails, power steering, electric windows, central locking, very practical car, excellent economy and reliablity, 18,000 miles. Bargain ............................................£3,695 08 PLATE NISSAN ALMERA 1.5 5 Door Hatch. Light blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows,central locking, air con, CD radio, smart looking car offering excellent economy plus reliability having covered only 25,000 miles, excellent runabout.....................£3,695 56 PLATE MITSUBISHI COLT 1.1C21 5 Door Hatch. Colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio very smart looking car having covered only 36,000 miles, Bargain........................£3,695 56 PLATE FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.2 5 Door Hatch. New Shape Light Blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, clean car, 49,000 miles. ..............................................................£3,495 55 PLATE VAUXHALL CORSA 3 Door Hatch. Power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, lovely clean car offering excellent economy,having covered only 28,000 miles, Bargain only ...................................................................£3,395 04 PLATE HONDA CIVIC 1.4 3 Door SE Hatch. Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electriv windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, very clean car having covered ony 32,000 miles. Bargain only ................................................................................£3,295 54 PLATE VW POLO 1000cc 3 Door Hatch. Light Powder Blue, colour coded bumpers, power steering, central locking, 48,000 miles. Clean car low insurance group, very economical only ....................£3,295 03 PLATE VAUXHALL VEXTRA 1.8LS 5 Door Hatch, Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, clean family hatch.........................................................................£2,695 06 PLATE FIAT PUNTO 1.2 ACTIVE 5 Door Hatch. Light blue metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, central locking, electric windows, very clean car 52,000 miles,only...............................................£2,695 53 PLATE NISSAN TINO 1.8 5 Door People Carrier. Metallic paint, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, half leather trim, rear picnic tables. The ideal workhorse having covered only 35,000 miles, bargain............................£2,695 55 PLATE FORD KA 1.3 COLLECTION 3 Door Hatch. Silver metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, low insurance group. I deal 1st CD Radio, car, 35,000 miles .................................£2,495 02 PLATE VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2 3 Door Hatch. Spearmint metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, a lovely example of this popular hatch, offering exceptional running costs, having covered only 37,000 miles ...................£2,495 05 PLATE FORD KA 1.3. Metallic paint, power steering, factory immobiliser, very low insurance group, ideal first car, 26,000 miles, Bargain only .....................£2,495 03 PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 CLUB 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, luxury hard wearing velour trim, 29,000 miles ....................................................£2,395 03 PLATE NISSAN PRIMERA 1.8 5 Door Family Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, clean px bargain, 54,000 miles, ..............£2,295 05 PLATE CHEVROLET KALOS 1000cc 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloys, power steering, clean car 31,000 miles, part ex bargain, ....................................................................................................£2,295 07 PLATE HYUNDAI ACCENT 1 Door Hatch. Bright Red, colour coded bumpers, power steering, central locking, very clean car, only 49,000 miles, PX bargain .......£1995 W PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 5 Door Hatch. Arctic White, colour coded bumpers, power steering, central locking, immaculate car, just 28,000 miles, only ..............£1,995 01 Y PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, nice clean car, 79,000 miles, drives well, PX bargain only .................................................................................£1,695 51 PLATE ROVER 25 1.4 3 Door Hatch. Gold Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, very clean car 29k,PX bargain only ....£1,695 T REG VAUXHALL ASTRA 5 Door Hatch, Met painr, power steering, central locking, electric windows, very clean part ex bargain only ........................£1,295

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MOTORS Handy hints for a safe, relaxing journey’s this Christmas Kids in cars Information supplied by the RAC and to be used as a guide only. Reading books can often make children travel sick. Try audio books instead. They can listen to them on their own MP3 or CD player, so you’re free to listen to your ‘boring’ music with no complaints. The more toys you give young children in the car, the more end up on the floor. And the more you have to constantly retrieve. Try tying a few of their favourite toys to their seat. No more tantrums for them, or back ache for you.

most effective, but not the most child-friendly. Ginger snap biscuits should go down a lot better.

Black is top used car colour

A recent survey by the AA has revealed that more than half of us think a family member drives too fast. According to the research by AA Driving School, half (51%) of drivers have a family member who drives too fast.

Long journeys If you’re driving for a few hours, especially at night time, choose your music carefully. Go for something upbeat. Slow music lowers your adrenalin levels and can make you drowsy. When driving at night, you’re often dazzled by another driver’s headlights that appear to be at full beam. Most of the time it’s just the alignment that’s incorrect. Make sure yours are in the correct position.

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Travel Sickness money If your child gets travel sick easily in the car, try putting them in the middle of the back seat (if the seatbelt is suitable for a child). Encourage them to look out the front window. Focusing on the horizon helps stabilise them and their stomachs. Ginger is great for preventing and treating mild sickness. Ginger tea or powder is the

Bad driving habits

When you’re driving on motorways, stick to the speed limit. As well as being a safer speed, slowing by 10mph saves 40p on fuel for every 10 miles. Switch off your air con and open your air vents. Air conditioning increases your fuel consumption. Avoid sharp braking and accelerating. You could save as much as 30% on fuel costs.

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Almost a third of used cars purchased over the last 12 months with car finance were black according to new data from The previous most popular colour silver, which has held the number one spot over the last three years, has dropped to second place with 23% of sales. has also identified an increase in the popularity of blue, which took 20% of sales. Grey, which was very popular on new cars four to five years ago, now sits

in fourth place at 10%. Another previously coveted colour, red, only just made it into the top five with 7%. Shaun Armstrong, managing director of, said: "Car buyers are faced with a bewildering choice of colours and shades in new and used cars. "Despite this, motorists appear fairly conservative when it comes to colour and are more comfortable choosing black over diamond black or carbon quartz. "While trendy colours

such as the striking white finishes we are seeing on Range Rover Sport for example are very appealing now, the worry is that they can just as quickly become deeply ‘uncool’. "And when that happens, their value can drop and they can take longer to sell. "Car buyers looking at brighter and more exotic colours like pink, yellow and orange need to think carefully about the resale value – these colours do not suit the palette of most motorists."

A quarter (26%) said they have a colleague who does this. Over half (56%) said that they have a family member who is scared of driving on motorways, while a third (35%) said that they have a family member who drives whilst using a mobile phone, eating, shaving or doing make-up. A third of drivers say someone in their family drives whilst using a mobile phone, eating, shaving or doing make-up. Young drivers (18-to-24) are more critical of their friends’ driving than any other age group. Three quarters (74%) of 18-to-24-year-olds said they have a friend who drives too fast; 70% said they have a friend who ‘tailgates’ and 79% have a friend who drives while using a mobile, shaving, eating or doing their make-up.

Older drivers Drivers over 65 were far less likely to have a friend they think drives too fast (43%), tailgates (48%) or drives while using a mobile, shaving, eating or doing their make-up (50%). There is no way someone would pass their driving test if they displayed these types of behaviour, so there is no place for it on our roads. Edmund King, AA President, said: “A worrying number of us think our friends, families and colleagues have illegal and dangerous driving habits. “Young people are particularly likely to have noticed dangerous driving habits amongst their friends. “There is no way someone would pass their driving test if they displayed these types of behaviour, so there is no place for it on our roads.” Conversely, when questioned about their own driving skills, most motorists were confident of their abilities. 71% said they were ‘quite’ or ‘very’ good at sticking to speed limits and when it comes to tailgaters; 89% said there were ‘quite’ or very good at keeping a safe distance.

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LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 3 Doors, Manual, All Terrain, Diesel, 145,062 miles, Green Absolutley stunning, Galvanised Chassis.. . . . . . £4,500


VW GOLF 2.0 DIESEL Blue, 5 Doors, Manual, excellent workhorse 189,544 miles, . . . . £3,490


VAUXHALL ASTRA 16v LIFE Black 5 Doors, Diesel 128,677 miles, . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,950


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NISSAN ALMERA 1.8L AUTO Gold 5 Doors, Petrol Hatchback, 71,394 . . . . . . . . . . £1,290


JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.0 V6 SE AUTO 4 Doors, Saloon, Petrol, 137,349miles, Metallic Red . . . . . £1,290


R VAUXHALL FRONTERA 2.0i SPORT 3 Doors, Manual, Petrol, 57,499 miles, Blue. . . . £1,275

C LAND ROVER 90 STATION WAGON 7 seater, Manual, All Terrain Diesel, runs and drives superb 115,944 miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,950


SUBARU FORESTER 2.0 AWD 5 Doors, Silver, Stunning throughout 79,867miles . . . . . . £2,750


K DAIHATSU SPORTRACK 1.6 ELXi 3 Doors, Green, stunning, 79,544 miles . . . . . . . . £975


BMW 320D SE Black, 4 Doors, Manual Saloon, excellent spec. 143,655 miles. . £2,490


R MERCEDES BENZ C250 ELEGANCE 4 Doors, Automatic, Diesel, Silver, 104,533 miles.. £975


RENAULT LAGUNA 1.8 16V EXPRESSION 5 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, 86,944 miles. . £975



L BMW 525 TD Red, 4 Doors, Manual Saloon excellent spec. 141,348 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £875


51 FORD KA 1.3i Metallic Silver 3 Doors, Manual Petrol Hatchback, 86,954 miles, runs & drives superb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £675


S BMW 323i Blue, 2 Door Coupe, Timeless classic 323 coupe135,404 miles . . . . . . £675


PEUGEOT 106 1.1 INDEPENDENCE Silver 3 Doors, Hatchback, excellent condition . . . . . . . . £675


FORD KA 1.3i Green 3 Doors, Manual Petrol Hatchback, 72,755 miles, ideal first car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £675


W MAZDA PREMACY 1.8 GXi 5 Doors, Manual, Estate, Petrol, 82,536 miles, Metallic Blue. MoT till May 2012, very clean . . . . . £675


W HONDA HR-V 1.6 4WD AUTOMATIC Blue, 3 Doors, 79,433 stunning. . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,990


FIAT PUNTO 1.2 ACTIVE Blue, 79,866 miles 3 Doors, Manual, low insurance group. . . . . . . . £1,990

Y PEUGEOT 206 1.1 STYLE Blue, 3 Doors, Hatchback, 88,955 miles, excellent condition . . . . £975




VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2i 16v COMFORT 5 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, Metallic Blue Low insurance group, 86,433 miles. . . . . . . . . . . . £975

P TOYOTA PREVIA 2.4i GS AUTO Red, 4 Doors, Estate, Petrol, 89,454 miles, . . . . . . . . . £675


X FIAT PUNTO 1.2 Blue, 89,544 miles 3 Doors, Manual, low insurance group. . . . . . . . . £675


P VAUXHALL CALIBRA 2.0i SE6 3 Doors, Manual Coupe Petrol, Metallic Blue Rare SE 6 Limited Edition, 564 miles. . . . . . . . . . . £975


Y FORD FIESTA 1.3 FUN Red, 5 Doors, Manual Hatchback, 105,644 miles, excellent value, drives superb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £675


W FORD FOCUS 1.8 MILLENIUM Yellow 5 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, 89,544 miles, Full Leather Interior, runs & drives like new . . . . . . £975


53 FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i ACTIVE Red 3 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, 62,933 miles, good solid little runner . . . . . £675


VAUXHALL ASTRA CLUB 1.6i 5 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, Black Stunning, priced to sell, 103,544 miles.. . . . . . . . . £975


P MITSUBISHI SHOGUN 2.5 GLS TD Red, 1 owner, only 85, 044 miles . . . . . . . . . . . £1,990


FORD FIESTA 1.25 Finesse 5 Doors 89,455 miles, Blue, Petrol, drives superb . . . . . . £1,790


MITSUBISHI PAJERO 2.5 TD AUTO Grey, 52,899 miles, All Terrain Diesel . . . . . . . . . £1,790


PEUGEOT 307 2.0 HDi XSi Black 5 Doors, Manual Diesel, 104,349 miles, . . . . . . £1,790


MITSUBISHI PAJERO 2.8 TD AUTO Green, 104,946 miles, All Terrain Diesel. . . . . . . £1,690


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Hartlepool and District Motor Club H&DMC (Hartlepool and District Motor Club) was formed in 1902, the main aims of the club are the promotion and support of all forms of motorsport, with the organisation acting as a focal point for motoring enthusiasts in the local area. The club organises 12 car rallies, club tarmac and grass autotests, quizzes, table top rallies, navigational scatters and treasure hunts. Access to further events like stage rallies, road rallies, production car trials, single venue events, rallycross etc, is also arranged in association with other regional clubs in the Teesside Motor Sport Group. The vast majority of events can be entered with a normal road car, you do not need a specialised competition car. There are a large amount of organised local events on offer within easy driving distance of Hartlepool, many of which require no more than a standard car and a desire to enjoy yourself. Road Rallying/12 Car Rallies. All manner of events are run under the umbrella title of ‘rallies’. However the

most popular are simply known as road rallies. The essence of this type of event is to maintain a time schedule through a series of control points by following route instructions, which often put a great emphasis on navigation. These events take place on normal public roads, almost always at night. All competing cars must be properly taxed, tested and insured. A variation on the road rally is the 12 car rally, the most common form of this event.

Autotests This is one of the cheapest and most enjoyable forms of motorsport, where you can use a perfectly standard road car, but where driving ability is vital. Cars compete against the clock. The driver must negotiate a set route between, through and around various obstacles, normally plastic pylons or cones. Usually, some parts of the course will be tackled in reverse. The surface is normally smooth, often tarmac. The entry is divided into classes, according to each car’s size and technical specification (front and

rear wheel drive, for example). An annual British Autotest Championship is held, which includes the clubs Championship Round. Minimum Requirements: Any roadworthy car, you must be at least 17 years old to drive.

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Rallying The most popular form of motorsport in Britain, perhaps because it involves ordinary looking cars. It involves two people working together - a driver and a co-driver or navigator. The cars normally run at one minute intervals, competing against the clock rather than each other. While very specialised cars are required for top level special stage rallying, unmodified, everyday cars can be used for simple road events, making this the most popular form of rallying. Check the Road Rallying/12 Car Rally section for more details.


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Stanton Garage for MoT & Service 01429 866664 YORK ROAD HARTLEPOOL club. Usually on club nights or as part of a multi-event competition, table top rallies act as good practice in the navigational problems encountered during rallying, and involve transferring a set of navigational instructions onto a map against the clock much the same as on a 12 car. This gives all the headaches of competing without been thrown around a car! Come along and get involved, even Colin

McRae had to start somewhere! Hartlepool & District Motor Club meet every Tuesday Night in The Causeway, Stranton, Hartlepool TS24 7QT from 20:30.

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Hindle’s family business serving you for over 30 years! “We are really proud to be in business for 30 years and to have three generations of our family working in it” Some of the Hindle team L-R Brian, Lewis, Beccy, and Ian

Three generations providing outstanding service at Hindle & Son Auto Spares ltd, they take pride in their high standards and immediate response to all emergency calls. Being able to collect and responsibly dispose of cars, vans, lorries and more! The recycling of parts and materials are an absolute priority and with having the DVLA Approved Autogreen Treatment Facility you can be assured that all vehicles are dismantled to DVLA high Specifications. This comes as no surprise, as this family business celebrates the fact that the third generation is now bringing the business forward and in a few

years will also have the fourth generation bringing their input into the business, which is based on good service, good prices and good products. Son franky runs the tyre bay and daughter Beccy the office and in the future there will be Jessica 10, Ben seven and Leo 11 months, there won’t be a problem expanding their services in the future. Hindle’s are 24 hour recovery specialists and end of vehicle life depollution centre, with the highest accolade able to be awarded from DVLA. If you are looking for: Car & commercial recycling, car breaking/vehicle dismantling, car parts/spares, vehicle salvage whether it be for domestic, commercial or

Right: Family business Hindles Beccy, daughter of Ian with Jessica age 10 industrial, (Beccy’s daughter) visiting for the morning. you can rely A keen stock car racing family Franky is on Hindle’s pictured above in a recent race, why not as dismantlers follow their progress and cheer them on! with a firm commitment to a parts service either from recycling and their yard in Hartlepool or for responsible disposals. a small fee added for postage Being a licenced Authorised and packaging, anywhere in Treatment Facility (ATF) for the UK. vehicle disposal and DVLA Many of the parts have a 30 licenced & approved for day guarantee at a fraction of issuing certificate new part prices of destruction. Son Franky also provides This removes the vehicle new and part worn tyres at from the DVLA database so competitive prices within the that SORN certificates are not same yard, so when you have required and fines avoided for the need for spares, tyres or untaxed vehicles. any dismantling service, the With over 38 years experience Hindle family are the and having traded for over 30 company to see. years, Hindle & Son also offer 27


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Drive Responsibly this Christmas Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit launched the Christmas Drink and Drug Drive campaign 1st December to prevent anyone driving under the influence of drink or drugs this festive season. Police will team up with Middlesbrough Council’s Safe and Active Travel team, and The Albert Centre, a registered charity which is approved by the Home Office to provide Drink Drive Rehabilitation Courses and who also offer alcohol and drug advice, support and counselling. Middlesbrough Council and The Albert Centre will be raising awareness by providing advice in relation to the safety, and health implications of increasing and hazardous alcohol consumption and enforcing the message that drink and drug driving is unacceptable. The campaign will run throughout December and into the new year, and will include the random stop checking of vehicles at all times of the

day and night, as well as targeting areas known for drink-related collisions and drink or drug drive offenders. Drivers are to be reminded that the morning after they have been drinking, they may still be over the limit and could face fines or be banned from driving if found to be over the drink drive limit. Inspector Mick Little, who is also a member of the Cleveland Casualty Reduction Group, said: “During December, officers across both Forces will be carrying out random checks on drivers at all times of the day and night in a bid to enforce the law. We work all year round to try to get the message across but some choose to ignore our pleas. “Drinking alcohol or taking drugs and then driving is totally unacceptable and irresponsible and could result in a fine, a driving ban, serious injuries or even fatalities. This Christmas we will be urging drivers not to take the risk.

By having a designated driver or using public transport there is no chance of arrest or prosecution.” Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operation’s policy is to breathalyse any driver committing a moving traffic offence, or who is involved in a collision, and anyone suspected of drinking alcohol. Drivers will also be offered the opportunity to provide a voluntary breath test in support of the campaign. Drug drivers will be dealt with by means of roadside field impairment tests to assess for the effects of drugs. Councillor Nicky Walker, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Transport, said: “It is simply unacceptable to get behind the wheel when under the influence of alcohol or drugs at this or any other time of the year. “This year’s campaign is aimed at the tiny, selfish minority who still insist on putting their safety

Local company Motorcool Services Group based in Thornaby PPPicked up a great order when they were approached by a manufacturing firm who design and make ice skating aids for youngsters and were aware of Motorcool’s specialist powder coating and repair service. The delightful penguins often get battered and and that of others at risk. “The warning is clear you will be caught, and you will be banned from driving.” Janet Serginson, Identification and Brief Advice Coordinator at The Albert Centre, said: "The Albert Centre aim to enhance the quality of life to the people of the Tees Valley by promoting sensible drinking patterns, raising awareness of drugs and alcohol and their effects by offering help to those suffering the effects of alcohol and drug misuse." Inspector Little added: “We will be raising awareness and educating the public over the Christmas period and be assured that we are determined to catch those drink drivers who choose not to listen to our warnings.”

bruised in their everyday life on the ice and that’s where Motorcool step in. They repair and refurbish the cute characters and send them back on their merry way, to a variety of ice rinks across the UK. Eddie Smith owner of Motorcool said: “This is one of the most pleasant parts of our job, with the happy go lucky faces in our workshop, waiting to be brought back into full service and knowing that so many young people can enjoy them while learning to ice skate.” This of course is not the only repair service that Motorcool provides, with extensive knowledge of the motor vehicle industry and having traded for over 38 years, Eddie and his specialist team can repair radiators, oil coolers, diesel and petrol tanks, alloy and steel

wheel refurbishments, cycle and motorcycle frames, split rims and cast iron radiators to name a few. Now a new product is in their workshop, which enables the team to repair twisted, bent, buckled, cracked or distorted wheels. The new technology enables them to repair any wheel to the highest standard and is a first in Teesside. So what are you waiting for? Pppick up the phone and book in your car! If you see a stray penguin bring that too. The penguins are featured throughout this issue of the Circuit for one lucky reader to win a girls bike. All you need to do is count the number of penguins throughout the pages, email your answer and wait to win! See page 6 for the free to enter competition to win a bike in time for Christmas.



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Defender 110 & 130 1995 M 110 300 TDI THIS IS A VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER 110 DEFENDER PICK UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5,995.00 +VAT 1998 R LANDROVER DEFENDER 110 300 TDI HIGH CAPACIITY PICKUP ONE OWNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6,750.00 +VAT 1999 T THIS IS A LANDROVER 110 TD5 HARD TOP . . .£7,995.00+VAT 2002 51 EX FIRE SERVICE STATION WAGON . . . . . . .£10,250.00 +VAT 2005 05 EX UTILITY 110 LANDROVER WITH HYDRAULIC WINCH AND ROOF RACK . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7,495.00 +VAT

Discovery’s 2000 WELL EQUIPED LANDROVER DISCOVERY TD5 AUTO . £5,750.00 2002 02 THIS IS A LANDROVER DISCOVERY TD5 GS MANUAL WITH ONE OWNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7,995.00 2003 03 LANDROVER DISCOVERY XS WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£9,750.00 2003 52 LANDROVER DISCOVERY TD5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£8,459.00 2004 04 LANDROVER DISCOVERY TD5 LANDMARK . . . . . . .£10,995.00 2006 06 LANDROVER DISCOVERY TDV6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£14,995.00

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF Hi-tech manufacturing gets funding boost The region will share in a £140m pot of funding to boost hi-tech manufacturing, the Government has announced. Part of the cash will go to the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), based at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham and Wilton on Teesside. It focuses on industrial biotechnology, anaerobic digestion, smart chemistry, sustainable engineering, thermal technologies and printable electronics. It is one of seven regional facilities across the country being grouped together to form a high value manufacturing technology and innovation centre that will receive more than £140m over a six-year period with final details yet to be finalised. BID could generate £25m+ boost for Middlesbrough economy Middlesbrough town centre retailers could benefit to the tune of £25m+ if a Business Improvement District (BID) is successfully set up, according to independent data. Studies on established BIDs in other parts of the UK show that activities to improve the environment, safety and appeal of town centres has increased footfall by between 2.8% and 11.1%. According to research experts Experian, the Middlesbrough retail economy was worth £937m in 2008, meaning that a BID in the town would potentially bring an extra £25m to £100m in increased shopper spending if it replicated success elsewhere in the country. Businesses in the town centre are currently being consulted on plans for a BID. For more information on the Middlesbrough BID,

Royal opening in town H.R.H Prince Charles visited Teesside in November

HRH Prince Charles visited Middlesbrough to officially open The Corner Emporium in November it was also during the week of his 63rd birthday. Supported by Middlesbrough Council The Corner Emporium offers new retailers a chance to test trade their products and receive practical business support to develop their businesses. The Business Link advisory service is now ceased. The services will be replaced by a redesigned national website and a new telephone helpline. The first of the new online initiatives was officially launched in November and include 'My New Business' for new entrepreneurs and 'The Growth and Improvement Service', designed to be "the first place to go to access essential information, support and services for businesses". To find out more visit: A quarter of North East manufacturing, engineering and processing firms can’t find enough skilled workers to meet the demand, despite growing unemployment in the region according to manufacturing group EEF. Teesside Council’s, together with Teesside University, Middlesbrough College and other organisations are working closely to address this. Leading offshore and energy companies have come together in a group aiming to return momentum to the North East’s ambition of becoming an international offshore wind industry hub. The 19 firms have linked up to create Energi Coast, the North East England’s renewables group. The North East Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey demonstrates that the region continues to perform well in overseas markets and that UK sales for manufacturers are still rising. Tata is to invest £2m at its Hartlepool plant and more than £30m in a coal injection plant that could significantly speed up production at its Teesside facility.

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reWards for Who-ray for who -Ray! Wynyard Park tenants

A 700-ACRE business park on Teesside has launched an innovative benefits scheme to “reward” resident companies and their employees. Wynyard Park Ltd has issued each of its tenants with a reWards card that gives access to a range of discount offers from some of the most exclusive brands in fashion, health and beauty, retail, business and leisure. Development Manager Matt Johnson said: “The reWards scheme reflects our commitment to ensure that people get the very best out of their experience of working at Wynyard Park and that they enjoy coming into work every day. “It is also part of our on-going drive to create a location that is much more than just a traditional business park. “Our ultimate aim is to provide a unique environment where people feel that they belong to a community and are part of something special.”

The reWards scheme has involved Wynyard Park Ltd joining forces with some of the biggest-name retailers, boutiques, bars, restaurants, hotels and leisure attractions. These include: Alton Towers, Legoland, Go Ape!, Sunderland Empire, Madame Tussauds, Specsavers, Seaham Hall, DFDS Seaways, Hays Travel, Rockcliffe Hall, Hooker and Young, Springs, Wynyard Golf Club and Sharp. “We are delighted to be able to offer the reWards scheme to our tenants, and we’d like to thank all our partners for their tremendous support in making this possible.” added Mr Johnson. The business park continues to rapidly expand and evolve and plans to create a mixed use sustainable community that includes a hospital, homes, shops and leisure facilities are well underway.

VAT loophole stopped The government closes the loophole which allows VAT on small goods The government have announced plans which will stop retailers avoiding paying VAT by procuring goods from the Channel Island. This oversight has been used more frequently by retailers selling CD’s and DVD’s online. This loophole was costing the government £140 million a year. Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) will not apply to goods sent from the Channel Island to the UK from the 1st April. LVCR set up for tax exemption purposes for

goods coming from outside the European Union so that they could avoid paying small amounts of tax, as collecting it would cost the more. HMV and Waterstones, who have come under fierce pressure from Channel Island registered online retailers, whose sales models have been taking advantage of the loophole in the VAT rules to offer cut price goods to British consumers. The situation is not at all good however for the run of the mill British consumer, who will quite literally pay the price.”

Who-ray! for Awards Stockton gift shop Who-ray! has been named 'Independent Retailer of the Year' at the inaugural Town Centre Business Awards. Established in Silver Street since July 2010, Who-ray! has become a ‘jewel’ in Stockton Town Centre's retail crown, and built up a loyal customer base through constantly innovating and expanding

into new fields and audiences. They offer a wide variety of giftfriendly products and quirky goods, within a warm, enthusiastic and welcoming atmosphere. Co-proprietor, Martin Shipley, commented: "We'd like to express our gratitude to Who-ray!'s customers, and our supporters & volunteers, who have helped us through our first year in

Stockton Town Centre. It's great that Stockton Council have chosen, through these awards, to focus on the retail experience that can still be found through High Street shopping. We're looking forward to our second Christmas, and are confident that we have something for everyone - from fragrant candles to Doctor Who."

Over £22million fund allocated for Teesside and North East The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has recently announced a £22,406,963 Growing Places Fund to provide up-front funding for major infrastructure projects in the North East and the Tees Valley. As part of the Government’s pro-growth agenda, the Fund is intended to promote the delivery of key infrastructure to unlock developments, helping to generate jobs and homes that communities need. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will be responsible for deciding how and where the money is spent. Melys Pritchett, a Development Consultant at Savills and Public Policy specialist says: “It is intended that the funding is targeted at stalled schemes that have

planning permission and are ready to go. This is not a grant; the Government will be expecting quick returns on their investment that can be recycled into local revolving infrastructure funds, allowing for more and more projects to come forward over time and for the benefits of the investment to grow exponentially.” Adam Key, a Planning Consultant at Savills adds: “At face value this seems like a positive development which should be encouraged. However, it is important to remember that this is not new money; the former Regional Development Agencies would have utilised this funding in similar ways. Individual LEPs will also need to ensure that the

selected projects are as genuinely ‘ready to go’ as the Government is envisaging to ensure deliverability - and that the money is recycled to deliver further projects”. The Government is seeking to make single payments to a nominated lead local authority across the UK by the end of the 2011/12 financial year, compensating for the criticism around the speed of spending under other recent initiatives such as the Regional Growth Fund. Melys concludes: “Any such infrastructure funding is great news for the development industry and history has proven that delivering infrastructure is the best way to kick-start much wider economic recoveries.”

Apprenticeship incentives The North East’s largest business membership organisation today welcomed Government moves to incentivise apprenticeships. James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC), backed Business Secretary Vince Cable’s announcement on new measures to ensure more young people benefit from an apprenticeship, and to help employers gain the skilled workers they need to grow as a step in the right direction. As part of the Government’s plan for growth, Ministers want to make it easier for

companies to take on apprentices, and ensure that the quality of apprenticeships is continually improved. The Government aims to slash red tape that can deter hard pressed firms from taking on apprentices, and provide a financial incentive to help the smallest firms recruit their first young apprentices. James Ramsbotham said: “NECC has campaigned long and hard to for stronger incentives to help more businesses access the many benefits of apprenticeships and as the region’s largest independent

apprenticeships provider we welcome today’s announcement as a step in the right direction. “For many companies apprenticeships are a critical way of training young people and adults to fill specific roles within their organisations, helping both the individual and business develop together. “By removing the red tape, making education more accessible and flexible and covering a percentage of the costs of an apprenticeship today’s announcement will not only help boost workforce skills levels, but also help address the worrying rise in youth unemployment.”

Benvenuto! (Welcome) authentic Italian restaurant, ‘Don Andrea

Julia Dawn Cooper and Mauro Troni welcome Circuit readers to their newly opened authentic Italian restaurant, ‘Don Andrea’ situated in Stockton overlooking the river Tees. Julia told the Circuit: “I have lived in Italy for the past 23 years in a town called Brescia close to lake Garda, this is where I met Mauro and we married and decided to come back to the North East to be with family. After only three weeks of

spotting these premises on Calverts Lane, we knew instantly that we could make something great, so we opened as a coffee shop, wine bar, restaurant and a night club, bringing a little bit of Italy to Stockton.” ‘Don Andrea’ Ristorante Italiano was named after Mauro’s uncle who was an Italian Priest and his portrait sits proudly above the restaurant bar, the couple have worked tirelessly to bring authentic Italy to their

new venture, with the delicate décor, linen table cloths, open views of the river, a rustic ambiance and hand made furniture by Julia, not to mention their Italian mascot ornamental bulldog, donned in an Italian flag! As you meander within the restaurant and coffee bar, the delightful surroundings and ornamental features really do bring a bit of Italy to the scene. The restaurant menu offers tasty dishes

including starters, with Spaghetti, Penne, Fusilli, Tagliatelle, Panzerotti. Main courses include: Salads, Peperonata, Chicken dishes, chefs special Spare Ribs, Beef, tasty Pizza, Salame dishes, Fish, Chicken, Risotto’s and much more. If all you fancy is a cup of delicious coffee, that’s what you can have too! Don Andrea is open from 8.30am for continental breakfasts through to 11pm in the evening with last food orders 10pm. The restaurant is also able to take party bookings of up to 30 people for any celebration or event. The new night club TABU? Is situated below Don Andrea and is open each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, offering music from a mix of charts, dance and RnB. There’s free entry before 11pm. Real cocktails and a VIP service always on hand. So get your glad rags on and while away the evening. It’s something new and exciting to Stockton, so make the most of it and enjoy a little bit of Italy!

WARNING ISSUED OVER LOTTERY AND OLYMPICS PRIZE SCAM A warning has been sounded over the latest email scam claiming links to the Lottery and the London 2012 Olympics. The alert was issued by Trading Standards chiefs after fraudsters targeted a local resident. In the latest twist on a longrunning email scam, the conmen claim to be associated with both the UK National Lottery and the International Olympic Committee. The email features the distinctive logos of both organisations in an attempt to trick people into believing they have won an on-line lottery prize of £1 million out of a total lottery prize fund of £18 million. The prize is said to be held by the ‘UK Treasury Dept’ and the recipient is asked to call a mobile phone number or pass on personal details such as bank account and passport information by email. The email has been highlighted as

a scam on the official London 2012 website and recipients are warned not to provide any personal details or pay any money. Councillor Julia Rostron, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Community Protection, urged anyone receiving the email not to reply. “These scams are nothing new the tactic of suggesting that an extravagant prize has been won, then asking for bank account details or payment up front has been around in various forms for many years,” she said. “What is novel about this one is the way it links the National Lottery and the forthcoming London Olympics in an attempt to appear genuine. “If you get an offer from a lottery or draw you haven’t entered, you should always ignore it if it looks to good to be true, then it almost always is.”


As well as the illegal use of the National Lottery’s registered trademark, the scam email bears the Olympic interlocking five rings symbol, one of the world’s most protected logos, being registered as a trademark in every one of the 45 categories of goods and services of the EU trademarks registry. The Olympic Symbol etc (Protection) Act 1995 and The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 both enforced by Trading Standards Officers make it a criminal offence to use the symbol without the permission of the official Olympics Association. Senior Trading Standards Officer Stephen Vickers added: “This is the first example of the Olympic rings being used illegally but it is inevitable that a growing tide of illicit items bearing the symbol will appear as the 2012 Games get closer.”



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SPORT CYCLING 18-year-old Josh Teasdale of Norton and Middlesbrough College student completed his season by collecting two prestigious National titles and is now looking forward to next season where, as an under-23 rider, he will be competing against the cream of British and European cycling greats. Josh won the National Junior Best All Rounder (BAR) title over four 10-mile(2) and 25-mile(2) time trials, in a time six minutes quicker than when Chris Boardman won the title. He followed this by winning the National Junior Hill Climb Championships recently in Derbyshire. Following a Winter season in the Track League in the Velodrome in Manchester Josh will then be competing next summer in the UK Domestic Calendar and some events in Belgium for his team Jewson.

GOLF When the 10-year-old girl Alex Stevenson turned up at the David Leadbetter Academy at Wynyard Golf Club recently for Winter coaching with the Durham County Juniors she looked a little out of place against the other girls, all some five years or more older than her. Lining up for the Northern Junior Championships at Durham City her father Mark was overawed at the mass of players from the six counties that the youngest player Alex was due to compete against. And compete she did! Two rounds later Alex emerged winner of the under-14 nett section playing some sensational golf that her golf coach Andrew Nicholson quoted ‘Alex is one awesome piece of kit.’ Having picked up her first club at the age of seven, the South Durham youngster earned her first handicap of 54 eighteen months ago and is now down to 15. She has added the title of winner of the girls’ Order of Merit in the 31 Race 2 Rockliffe under-21 series; winner of the girls’ Durham County Junior Golf Society’s Euro Cup; member of the winning Durham Junior team against Northumberland in the Inter County Academy Cup all added to winning four women’s club competitions in the County.

EQUESTRIAN DRESSAGE 24-year-old Anne-Marie Perry of Hartlepool has earned recognition for her successfull season at International and National level on her horse Aristo and mare Feine Dame. Anne-Marie achieved top five placings at grand prix level at Premier League shows on Aristo and a win at Hickstead CDI, plus a number of top ten placings at National Championships on Feine Dame. Her reward is selection to membership of the British Equestrian Federation’s UK Sport funded World Class development Programme, which is aimed at maximising potential of talented riders in the UK.

CANOEING Tees Active Sports Academy member Lucy Gardener returned with two gold medals from the British Para Canoeing Championships earlier this year, which earned her an invite to a talent identification event at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Aimed at identifying potential future Olympic contenders, Lucy and her family were delighted to hear of her selection to join the 10-person squad, as the only female member, who will undertake intensive coaching and training at a number of training camps in the UK and Portugal over the coming months. Lucy trains at the Tees Barrage International White Water course and her ultimate target is to represent Great Britain in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

CRICKET STALWART Congratulations to Neil Harrison who has well earned his retirement following his 56 years of carrying out numerous roles with the Skelton Castle Cricket Club. Player, groundsman, secretary, treasurer, umpire, tours organiser, etc,etc, are amongst the many activities he has undertaken at the ‘Old Dog Kennels’ ground on Skelton By Pass. In addition Neil is active committee member on both the Cleveland and Langbaurgh Leagues and, as club Spokeman Chris Twiby said: “one of the great characters of local cricket has decided to call it a day.” Well done Neil.

KARATE KIDS With only three members and no equipment, the Headland Shotokan Karate Club was set up only a year ago following the closure of a previous club at the Headland. Instructors John Walker and Malcolm Crowther helped to set up the new club, which eventually moved to St Oswalds Church Hall in Millbank Road in Hartlepool. A year later the club has a 30-strong membership and now have a good range of equipment following the award of a £4,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The youngsters of the club were entered into their first competition at Thornaby recently and came away with a total of 15 trophies. Children and adult members meet three times a week and potential new members are encouraged to come along and sample the activities.

DODGEBALL This is a new one on me! But the sport of Dodgeball appears to have been on the way in the UK for the past two years or so, mainly in the East, South and Midlands and particularly in colleges and Uni’s. However, we do have an

England International Dodgeball player on Teesside in the form of Becky Evans of Great Ayton who is studying at the University of Nottingham. Former Stokesley School student Becky has been selected to the England squad who are going to Sweden to play in the European Championships. However, finances are a severe problem for Becky and any potential sponsorship would be greatly appreciated. Contact her on .Dodgeball by the way appears to be teams of five or six players a side, three balls in play and everyone attempting to hit an opposing player with a ball. Popular in the USA. Google it for full info.

STOCKTON COUNCIL AWARDS Stockton Borough Council held their seventh annual Club, Volunteers and Coach Awards at the Parkmore hotel in Eaglescliffe. Recipients of the awards were all nominated by members of the public. Team of the Year : Stockton Cricket Club Under 13 team Young Volunteer of the Year: Ben Sherwood of TIBs FC Volunteer of the Year: Gillian Oliver of Team Norton Tennis Coach of the Year: Lesley Harrison of Stockton Basketball Club Club of the Year: Norton Archers Contribution to Sport Award: Graham Clark of Norton Hockey Club

AMATEUR BOXING 19-year-old Savannah Marshall of the Hartlepool Headland Club was a member of the Great Britain Women’s squad competing in the European Women’s Championships in Rotterdam and came away with a well earned third placed bronze medal following her closely

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BILLIARDS The World Billiards ranking circuit staged their first Open competition in Leeds since the ‘professional’ status was abolished. The Jim Williamson Memorial Open was won by David Causier of Middlesbrough, the former World number 3. He defeated India’s Devendra Joshi in the final with a 649-330 scoreline. Joshi had beaten Mike Russell from Marske but now living in Qatar, in the semi-final but Mike had scored a massive 333 break in a closely fought encounter. Other Teessiders who contested in the Open included John Murphy (Hartlepool), Peter Gilchrist (Singapore former Middlesbrough), Glen Blythman(Stockton), John Hartley (Middlesbrough), Billy Bousfield(Stockton) and Phil Hartley of Normanby who was making his billiards debut following a successful career playing snooker.

TABLE TENNIS 12-year-old Alec Ward plays for Ormesby Table Tennis Club in the Premier Division of the Junior British League and also in the Senior British League. Competing at the Cramlington Junior Two Star Championships in Northumberland Alec produced some outstanding displays to win the Under 13 boys singles title, the Under-15 cadets singles title and the Under-15 junior singles title. His performances prompted referee international Aubrey Drapkin to say they were some of the best he had ever seen at this level.

SNOWBOARDING 20-year-old Sam Turnbull was a keen skateboarder as a young teenager but a trip to Skate Castleford saw him put his skateboarding skills to good effect in snow

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KICK-BOXING 11-year-old Jak Jowers of the Scorpio Kick-boxing Club in Middlesbrough won the EFK Junior Under-30kg British title belt when stopping British champion Kaash Patel with a clean back kick in the second round of their match in Birmingham.

RUGBY UNION Stockton Rugby Club based at the Norton Sports Centre were chosen along with clubs in Hampshire and Warwickshire by the Rugby Football Union, to stage a tag rugby festival for over 600 youngsters between the ages of 7 years to 10 years old. RFU development manager Gary Townsend and a host of RFU officials and coaches attended the ‘Shaping The Game’ tag rugby festival.

POOLS IN THE COMMUNITY An initiative between HUCSF/The FOOTBALL League/The New Football Pools/the DURHAM FA now sees Disability Coaching sessions being held at 1.00pm on Wed/Thurs/Fri afternoons at the Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool, the East Durham College in Peterlee and the Queens Campus in Stockton for male and female players over 16 years of age. Members of the Pools first team squad involved in the coaching

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NETBALL Grangetown Netball Club were promoted last season from the Northern League into division three of the National Premier League and what a brilliant first season they have had in the top flight. Coached by Geraldine Williams and Ria Small, Grangetown have only had one defeat and sit proudly in second place in the table. One of their developing stars is 18yearold centre wing attacker Laura Brookes of Stockton, and a former Ian Ramsey School pupil, who has been signed by Team Northumbria who compete in the Netball Super League(NSL) and appear regularly on the Sky Sports 2 channel. The Grangetwon Club caters for Five-year olds up to Seniors and new members will be warmly welcomed. Contact Geraldine Williams on 0771 993 7171.

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the use of language with children and young people. The Freebrough Against Bullying campaign kicked off with ‘Blue Monday’ which saw all staff and students dress in blue for the day, raising a fantastic £538.46 for Childline. During the course of the week students took part in anti-bullying assemblies, activities and competitions to raise awareness of this important issue and they will be continue to work on this theme throughout the year. Teen Boundaries are dedicated to providing interactive workshops for teenagers in an open and supportive environment across the region. The Bullying UK service have worked with over 4500 young people and have developed material to cover a broader range of subjects

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