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www.the-circuit.co.uk EDITION No 03 • In circulation up to 14th November 2011 • info@the-circuit.co.uk

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Pupils from Jemond and Grange Primary Schools involved at the induction for Crucial Crew

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More primary school pupils in Hartlepool are now more aware of personal safety due to the Crucial Crew Campaign now in its 16th year. Crucial Crew was held in the Training Centre at Hartlepool Power Station earlier this month and consisted of eight different scenarios, including fire safety, road safety, coastline safety, electrical safety, rail safety, building site

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safety, firework safety and “what if it happens.” Kath Heron, Road Safety Assistant at the Council and a member of Hartlepool’s Crucial Crew Committee, said: “The event is a way of teaching children to become more aware of their personal safety and how to react appropriately in dangerous situations.”

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Personal safety exercise with Crucial Crew


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Services of Remembrance will be held across the region on Sunday 13th November to remember all those who gave their lives in both World Wars and in more recent conflicts.

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Laying of the First Poppy and Commemorative of Armistice Day Friday 11th November. Remembrance parades held on Sunday 13th November. The Soldiers Sergeant Major Gary Chilton, Staff Sergeant Richie Maddocks and Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi were aware of Robin Gibb's charitable work for the Armed Forces and big fans of The Bee Gees when they approached Robin and asked if he would be up for a duet with them and he agreed!

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Print dates and deadlines The Circuit is a family owned newspaper covering East Cleveland, N.Yorks and the Teesside area, the next issue of the Circuit will be printed November 2011 with deadline being 8th November 2011.

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Parades will assemble to attend services at local Cenotaph’s in the region Following the services the Parade will re-form and march down High Streets when the respective Mayor will take the Salute. At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, the nation will pause. Please fall silent and take two minutes to reflect on the sacrifice of our brave Service men and women from conflicts past and present. As the custodians of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday at their local Cenotaph Parade on 13th November. The Royal British Legion is the nation's custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The poppy has become the symbol of

Remembrance worn during the weeks leading to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Our Armed Forces experience casualties almost every week. The Official Poppy Appeal Single for 2011 is the poignant ‘I've Gotta Get a Message to You’, performed by The Soldiers with Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb, it will be released on 23rd October 2011. The Soldiers' royalties will go to The Royal British Legion's annual fundraising drive which will be launched nationally on 27th October.

It is the first time serving soldiers have released the official single for the Poppy Appeal, which will focus this year on the Legion's assistance in the recovery of injured Armed Forces personnel. The track has been produced by the renowned Nick Patrick (Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson) and Jeff Chegwin. Robin Gibb wrote the song with his brothers Barry and Maurice and it was originally recorded by the Bee Gees in 1968, becoming their second number one single on the UK singles chart.

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The transfer from primary to secondary school is an important milestone in all children’s education. It can be a time of anxiety as well as anticipation and excitement for those concerned. Staff in the regions Adult and Children's Services Department and in schools are committed to making the transition as smooth as they can and wherever possible, trying to meet your first preference for a secondary school. For allocations for 2012 you can complete an

application form online up to 31st October 2011. Step-by-step instructions are available to guide you through the application process and information is available from each borough to help you make a decision as to which school to send your child. Parents should note that attendance of a child at a particular primary school does not entitle him/her to a place in a particular secondary school. Places at secondary school are offered in accordance with each of the borough’s own procedures.

Websites for each borough are: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk www.middlesbrough.gov.uk www.hartlepool.gov.uk www.stockton.gov.uk

Salute our local heroes Salute our local heroes takes place on 4th November at the Gala Theatre, Durham. All profits will be going directly to local branches of the main military welfare & support charities: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Families Association, (SSAFA) Royal Air Force

Association and the Royal British Legion. This event is very community focused. More details contact: Salute our local heroes, an evening of fun, laughter & celebration. Friday 4th November at the Gala Theatre, Durham. Box office: 0191 332 4041 www.galadurham.co.uk

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Ruth Stoddart and Alan Russell with some of the café customers. The company that owns a thriving 700-acre business park on Teesside has pledged its support for a community café in Hartlepool. Wynyard Park Ltd has given £200 to the Burbank Community Café in Hartlepool, which provides a meeting place for residents who might otherwise be left isolated and lonely. The company agreed to

make the donation after hearing how a small group of dedicated volunteers is working hard to make the café a success. Ruth Stoddart, Alan Russell and Joyce Kelly are the driving forces behind the café, which is based within the Burbank Community Centre on the town’s Burbank Estate, and they are happy to give up hours of

their own time. Paul Barber, Wynyard Park Ltd’s Managing Director, said: “People like Ruth, Alan and Joyce are worth their weight in gold. They often don’t get the recognition they deserve for the contribution they make to their local communities, so when we heard about the café we were only too happy to help.” Ruth said: “I’m so

grateful for the support of Wynyard Park Ltd and we will put the money towards our on-going running costs. “It’s not very often that you get a business of their size supporting a small community-based venture like us. The fact that they would even spare us a thought is of huge credit to them.” The Burbank Community Café has

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Transporter celebrates 100 years Youngsters from High Clarence Primary School took the centenary celebrations for the Transporter Bridge completley to their hearts. With help and advice from Stockton Council’s Care For Your Area team, children from Years 2 and 3 at the school planted floral tubs on Friday 7th October in a special ceremony with the Deputy Mayoress of Stockton, Councillor Lynne Apedaile, as their special guest. The floral tubs, complete with plaques to

mark the centenary, are now positioned on the Clarences approaches to the Transporter until May next year. Headteacher Jean Orridge said: “All the children here are very proud of their links with the Transporter Bridge they know it’s special and they have been very keen to find out all about it as part of their course work. “We have already arranged school visits and all our Key Stage 2 children have walked from Newport Bridge to Stockton to look at the other bridges spanning

the River Tees. “Art work by our pupils is on display in the visitor centre and some attended the launch of the new book about the bridge. A talk from structural engineer Mike Gardiner of Newcastle University as part of our Design and Technology and Science work has shown the children how the Transporter Bridge works and helped them realise its significance to the built heritage not just of the North East but the world. “All the school took part in designing flags for the birthday show held on

Years 2 and 3 High Clarence Primary School filling planter tubs October 17th, with the four winning designs made up into real flags for the party.” Right Member of Stockton Council’s Care For Your Area team with children from Years 2 and 3 High Clarence school planted floral tubs in a special ceremony with the Deputy Mayoress of Stockton, Councillor Lynne Apedaile, as special guest.

Bungie jumps and aerial slides took place on Sunday 16th October to celebrate 100 years of the Transporter, the Circuit captured a group from Barley Fields School, who gave up thier time to risk life and limb in thier daring dives in aid of MNDA, over 50 staff, parents, governors and former pupils of Barley Fields Primary School in Ingleby Barwick at least the rain stayed away!

100 YEARS CELEBRATIONS AT TRANSPORTER BRIDGE

Almost ready for the parade through the streets of Middlesbrough, making their way toward the spectacular show and fire work display, supported by the heritage lottery fund to celebrate 100 years of the Transporter Bridge. Colour photo’s from the event can be seen on our website: www.the-circuit.co.uk

Preparing for the big parade, over 800 children took part in the celebration to mark 100 years of the Transporter Bridge

Hundreds of children took part in a special parade from Middlesborugh town square to the college followed by a fantic stage show and fire work display. More photo’s in colour from the event can be seen on our website: www.the-circuit.co.uk


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Brothers

PROPRIETORS AND DEVELOPERS OF LUXURIOUS AND PRESTIGIOUS RESIDENTIAL AND LEISURE PARKS. Hill Brothers are the proprietors and developers of luxurious and prestigious residential and leisure parks. The Hill Brothers Group are a family owned and run company, who offer the very best in luxurious park homes for sale throughout the united kingdom and abroad including Canada. Being at the forefront of the residential and leisure market for over two decades, they have blueprinted what has proven to be a successful formulae for modern living and greater expectation by the consumer. The Hill Brothers Group portfolio now boasts 22 prestigious developments in desirable locations, including the Hartlepool district and furthermore, they deal directly with the main manufacturers, getting involved with both designs and alterations to keep up with todays modern trends and customers ever increasing

high expectations. In the Hartlepool area The Hill Brothers present two superb holiday parks and a luxurious, picturesque, safe and secure residential park for the over 45’s. Seaview Residential Park is a small gated development of only 50 beautifully designed homes, set within acres of woodland, greenery and spectacular sea views. Located for easy access to all services and amenities. A true testament to the site is that only 17 plots remain and the anticipated sell out date is oct 2013! For those who have looked at the benefits of secure housing, be it for yourselves or parents, please do go and have a look. You will be pleasantly surprised how inexpensive your future quality housing can be.. On asking Mr.Hill on his reason for the success of this development he put it down to the owners

“The reason we have done so well at Seaview Residential Park is down to the owners, who are very house proud and collectively keep their home and site immaculate.They even have their own social club, where once a month they will go out for a meal etc. Which enhances a good community spirit. We also have an on-site management and maintenance team, who are on hand to deal with queries effectively. However I think our part exchanging from your house at full current market has boosted our sales as the economic climate as it is, it could be years before the housing market recovers. With some economists talking about a possible ‘double dip’ in economic downturn part exchanging now is more than a viable option! That is why of the 17 remaining plots, we will limit the number of part exchanges to eight, so we are not holding too many houses should they be correct. We are also unique in that as we

Luxury Holiday Homes Hill Brothers also own Castledene and Osprey Holiday Parks and have an end of season sale on holiday homes prices start from only

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have a superb holiday portfolio to enable our owners to have access to some wonderful holiday locations.All at knock down prices! So when people buy from us, it really is a lifestyle change for the better. Just imagine….A beautiful home and your own discounted directory run by your own proprietors! It doesn't get any better!” The two holiday parks in the area enjoy the same quality of location and services however they are not limited to the over 45’s! Castledene Holiday Park, off the A19 by Castle Eden, is set in 18 acres of woodland and the 12 month season allows families to get the maximum use out of their holiday home. This luxurious development has planning for a further 10 log cabins, each set in its own landscaped surrounds. Absolutely breathtaking! Osprey Park is ideal for those wanting to be nearer town but

still want a beautiful setting of woodlands,walkways and picturesque views. Prices range from £8k, comfy caravans, to £60k, luxurious double glazed, central heated, en-suite bathroom caravans. Our range will ensure we have the right caravan to suit everyone's budget. Winter sales now on and no reasonable offer refused! A long season and reasonable site fees makes these parks extremely saleable and desirable. For those who would like more information on any of these parks, or any others in the group portfolio, do go to the information and sales office located at Seaview Park, Easington Road, Hartlepool for an informal chat and a cup of tea/coffee. Reception is open 7 days of the week from 9am to 5pm. Late appointments can be booked for those unable to make those times.

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ENQUIRIES WELCOME FOR OUR RANGE OF USED CARAVANS AVAILABLE TO TAKE AWAY FOR AN INFORMAL CHAT AND VIEWING FOR OUR SITES AT OSPREY, CASTLEDENE OR SEA VIEW PARKS CALL OUR PARK MANAGER, ROGER TODAY: TEL: 01429 862111 OR VISIT WWW.HILL-BROTHERS.COM

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Make a ‘click’ for your Hospice Falcon flying after business acquisition

Hartlepool & District Hospice are asking their local community for help but not in the usual way. The ‘Natwest Community Fund’ provides financial support to hundreds of local charities and projects in Britain. CommunityForce 2011 will do even more to help local charities and good causes, offering skills and volunteering as well as the chance to scoop £6,000. As you are probably aware the current recession has had a huge impact on the North East

and Hartlepool in particular, with donations to the Hospice 28% less than this time last year. Corporate support has reduced as companies have made staff redundant and in some cases closed down. This opportunity to receive £6,000 would enable the Bereavement Service to provide 82 counselling and support sessions for bereaved children and adults in the Hartlepool and east Durham area. For details of how funding would help our

Bereavement Service go to the website at http://communityforce.nat west.com/project/2973 Sandra Britten, Director of Information Governance at the Hospice said, “Please take a few moments to ‘click’ for your Hospice; this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be able to make a real difference! £6,000 will enable our Bereavement Team to continue providing their vital service for bereaved families from Hartlepool and east Durham.”

Clean energy cashback scheme Your roof could earn you up to £2,000 per year In April 2010 the government introduced the above scheme, commonly referred to as the “Feed in Tariff”whereby you are paid money for installing solar panels on your property.

“Click for your Hospice is simple; all you need to do is visit http://communityforce.nat west.com/project/2973, and register to vote for Hartlepool Hospice’s Bereavement Service Project. If you are unable to access the online site to vote, contact the CommunityForce helpline on 0800 2100 246. Customers with hearing and speech impairments can contact the Minicom number 0800 0155 545. Voting continues until 23rd October 2011.

Spooky half term library fun - all for

FREE Halloween is just around the corner and Hartlepool’s libraries have lined up a host of frightful, fun activities to keep youngsters happy over the halfterm holidays. Witches and wizards craft sessions, making bat masks and creepy story sessions are just some of what’s in store. There are also some non-spooky sessions for the very young. All the events are free but some must be booked in advance by contacting the relevant library. Children under eight years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The libraries taking part are:

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Central Library, York Road Tel: 272905 Headland Library, Middlegate Tel: 268169 Owton Manor Library, Wynyard Road Tel: 272835 Seaton Carew Library, Station Lane Tel: 269808 Throston Grange Library, Station Lane Tel: 263199 West View Library, Miers Avenue Tel: 268288

A Hartlepool business is going from strength to strength after it acquired the former electronics company Flex-Ability. Falcon PCB Group purchased the company in June of last year after it went into administration with the loss of 41 jobs. Falcon re-named the business Merlin FlexAbility Ltd and immediately took on 21 former employees at its 24,000 square foot facility on the town’s Park View West Industrial Estate. The company, which specialises in the design, manufacturing and assembly of flexible printed circuit boards has a current workforce of 38. Hartlepool Council’s Economic Development Team has worked closely with the company offering a range of help and support. Councillor Peter Jackson, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development and Skills, said: “It’s extremely heartening in the current economic climate to see a local company doing so well. “The new owners have invested substantially in

the business with state-ofthe art facilities and are recognised as one of the market leaders in the UK for manufacturing flexible printed circuit boards. “It’s been a pleasure to work with them over the last 15 months or so and see them create employment for local people.” The investment by the new owners includes a £100,000 Laser Drilling Machine, an LPKF MicroLine 600, which increases the company’s current capabilities significantly and provides them with a major competitive edge over many of their competitors. Mark Merifield, Managing Director of Merlin Flex-Ability Ltd, said: “We are very pleased with the way the

company has developed over the last 15 months and have plans to invest further in the future. “The Council’s Economic Development Team has been very supportive in helping us to grow the business and we really appreciate the help”. The Falcon PCB Group is a privately owned UK based company with manufacturing and supply facilities in both the UK and China.

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01642 552663 Cavern Beatles 29th Oct 2011 On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool. Exactly 50 years on, the band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club is embarking on a new era in their remarkable history.

Peter Allis

01642 552663 Jackson - Live in Concert 4th Nov 2011 Amir Sharma’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres.

Jason Isaacs 15th Nov 2011 One of the hottest musical acts of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jason Isaacs and his big band are at The Forum for a one-night-only evening of Rat Pack classics. Hugely gifted and with a refreshing take on the old classics, Isaacs does swing with cheeky charisma and terrific presence.

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Vampires Rock Set in New York in the year 2030,

Golf Digest as ‘the greatest golf

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Pratt is back! Inspector Pratt's record of crime detection at Bagshot House is not enviable. In his previous visit, the body count mounted disastrously as he looked on, helpless and hopeless! Now he is back and, as usual, chaos reigns supreme.

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With countless hours of spirit contact,

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A Magical Madhouse Defying Gravity proudly present, Tom Rolfe's Magical Madhouse. A brand new show for winter 2011 from the producers of Saltburn summer seasons magic show spectacular and 'Spring into Magic!' earlier on in the year. The fun filled show stars the fantastic Tom Rolfe, local children's and family entertainer. Tom says: “It's great for all the family! The shows jam-packed and full of energy with juggling, daring balancing, unicycling, magic, crazy balloon modelling and most of all fun!

This new show is a great way to forget about the winter blues and the stresses of everyday life and its really good value! We are putting on two shows, one in Billingham and one in Marske by the sea. In order to give as many people as possible a chance to see the show! Tom was a Circuit newspaper delivery person for Guisborough in his younger years and it is great to see him developing his performance skills, he has just finished a busy summer entertaining with his kid’s shows,

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music halls, cabaret performances and a summer season in Blackpool playing muddles in snow white on the North Pier. Tom is also looking forward to appearing in Goldilocks at the Albert halls in Bolton. The magical madhouse is running for two shows:

Billingham Forum Activity room on Friday 28th October for a half term special @ 2.30. Box office 01642 551381 White House Marske by the sea on Sunday 20th Nov @ 3.00pm. Box office 01642 490129. Tickets cost £4.00 and groups of 5+ get in for £3.50 per person.

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Reg the grey with PC Martin Lindsley, officially now known as Vaughan is pictured with Connor-Cope from Linthorpe and Emma Langley from Ingleby Barwick, who both suggested the name Vaughan, after the former Mayor and co-founder of Eston ironworks, John Vaughan, and Alf with PC Glenteely will be known as Resolution, after Captain Cook’s ship, pictured with Grace Mackay from Darlington and Megan Gregory from Marton, both chose the name. The winners of Cleveland Police’s ‘Neigh-m A Police Horse’ competition have been chosen. Entrants aged 16 or under were asked to come up with official police names for both Alf and Reg, which would be used for their operational duties and special events. Sergeant Paul Johnson from the Mounted Section waded through the 170 responses that were received, before choosing the winners.

There were four winning entries in total (two entries for each name). Eight-year-old Lucy Connor-Cope from Linthorpe and Emma Langley, aged 12, from Ingleby Barwick, suggested the name Vaughan and twelve-yearold Grace Mackay from Darlington and Megan Gregory, aged nine, from Marton, put forward the name Resolution. The winners were presented with a shopping

voucher and enjoyed a special visit to the stables at Ormesby Hall to meet the horses and were treated to a ride on Clyde, the tallest police horse in the UK. Sergeant Paul Johnson said: “I was delighted with the overwhelming response that we got to the competition. It was evident that those people who suggested names had put a lot of thought into their answers. “Sifting through the

entries and choosing just two was a difficult task, but I am happy that we now have official names for Alf and Reg. I’d like to express my thanks to everyone that put forward names in the competition and especially to our four winners.” Turn to page 13 to meet Cleveland police horses and a newcomer in training


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The summer months saw a flurry of activity by borough councils, organisations, care for your area teams, volunteers and residents to bring out the best of our areas in the Northumbria in Bloom competition, here’s a round up of the best of the best after the nominations were judged and presented mid September. Stanghow Gold - small village (population under 300) and best overall entry Moorsholm Gold village (population 301-1000) Greatham Silver Gift village (301-1000) Sadberge Silver village (301-1000) Lingdale Gold large village (population 1001 - 2500) Quarry park playground and a special award for outstanding contribution by individual Sheila Stonehouse and Paula Millar at Lingdale liftoff. Stainton & Thornton Gold large village (population 1001 - 2500) and most improved entry award. New Marske small town Silver (population 2501 - 6000) Nunthorpe Silver Gift small town (population 2501 - 6000) Sedgefield Gold small town (population 2501 - 6000) and a special award for an outstanding contribution by individual Stephen Young. South Bank Bronze small town (population 2501 6000) outstanding contribution by an individual went to Ann Higgins Eston. Towns 6001 -12000 no Teesside winners Billingham Gold large town (over 12001 - 35,000) with Belasis Business Park special award Darlington Silver Gift small city (35001 - 100,000) Thornaby Silver Gift small city (35001 - 100,000) and

Best park (Urban Communities & Coastal Resorts) Valley Gardens, Saltburn by the Sea Silver Gilt Horticultural Trades Association Trophy Best shopping precinct, Chamber of Trade or equivalent Thornaby Town Centre Silver Wellington Square Shopping Parade, Stockton Bronze Most attractive front garden (Towns) Mr Howard Allenson, Sedgefield Silver Gilt Mr & Mrs Hughes, Nunthorpe Silver Public Houses, hotels or other licensed premises Brass Castle Golf Club, Marton West Ward Silver CIU Convalescent & Holiday Home, Saltburn by the Sea Silver The Dun Cow, Sedgefield Gold The Smith’s Arms, Greatham Silver Gilt Allotment Associations Bankfield Allotments, Eston Silver Barmpton Lane Allotment Association, Darlington Gold Preston Lane Allotments, Stockton Gold Saltburn Allotment Association Silver Gilt

a special award to Teesside Industrial Estate. Stockton Gold City (100,001 - 200,000) Urban communities special awards to an area with a population up to 25,000 Eston Gold Urban Communities, also a special award for voluntary projects Eston Residents Association. Grangetown Silver Urban special award for the school library project. Marton West Ward Silver urban award. Coastal Resorts Saltburn Gold Coastal also an outstanding contribution award by an individual went to Tony Lynn. Redcar gained a Bronze Neighbourhood Awards This non-competitive category of Britain in Bloom is aimed at smaller volunteer-led community groups who are greening up their local environment. It is open to groups throughout the Region, not just those whose areas enter the main Northumbria in Bloom competition. The Best-combined efforts of residents of a clearly defined community went to: Bowland Close Residents, Nunthorpe Gold Claremont Grove, Sedgefield Silver Gilt Hume House Residents, Stockton on Tees Silver Moorcock Row, Lingdale Silver Gilt

St. Cuthbert’s Close, Thornaby Gold Best kept grounds of a care home, residential or convalescent home went to: Allison House Residential Care Home, Thornaby Silver Gilt Birkdale Drive Aged Persons’ home, Eston Gold E D Walker Homes, Darlington Gold Lauriston Care Home, Saltburn by the Sea Bronze Millbeck House Care Home, Norton, Silver Gilt Normanby Court, Marton West Ward, Bronze Best-kept grounds of a religious establishment to be maintained by the parishioners went to: St. Francis of Assisi Church, Thornaby Gold The Congregational Church, Eston Gold Best conservation project Cowpen Bewley Country Park, Billingham Gold Eastfield Farm, Nunthorpe Village Silver Gilt Fairy Dell, Marton West Ward Silver Gilt Renovation of irrigation system, Moorsholm Gold Roseberry Crescent Project, Eston Silver Shail Field, Lingdale Silver Gilt Stainton and Thornton Gold Best bus, metro or railway station Saltburn Station, Saltburn by the Sea Gold

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Growing together project Schools were high on the agenda this year with the “Growing Together" scheme, which was introduced by Northumbria in Bloom in 2010, to recognise and reward the excellent work many schools are doing, to introduce young people to the lifelong pleasures and benefits of horticulture in all its forms. The results of the 2011 competition have been announced. There were 52 entries with the Rod Leyburn Memorial Trophy (for most points for educational benefit) going to Oakdene Primary School Billingham Also in the running for Growing Together Awards were: Gold Medal Certificate Ash Trees Primary School Billingham Billingham South Community School Ingleby Mill Primary Lingdale Primary Oakdene Primary Prior's Mill CE Roseberry Primary Springwell Hartlepool Wolviston Primary Silver Gilt Medal Certs Bankfields Primary Eston Lingfield Primary Marton Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Primary Billingham St. John the Evangelist RC Primary Billingham Zetland Primary Redcar Silver Medal Certs Pentland Primary Billingham St. Cuthbert's RC Primary Stockton on Tees St. Michael's RC Primary Billingham Bronze Medal Certificate Bewley Junior Billingham The scheme covers the whole of the Northumbria in Bloom area - Northumberland, Durham, Newcastle, North & South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Hartlepool, Stockton and Darlington. It is open to all schools in the area, whether or not their local community enters the Northumbria in Bloom competition. Local Authorities are asked to inform schools in their area via their intranets or otherwise. For schools getting started in using horticulture in the curriculum there's a lot of information and helpful resource on the Royal Horticultural Society's Campaign for School gardening web pages. Go to RHS Campaign for School Gardening. Northumbria in Bloom is a registered charity, which receives no direct government funding. More information log onto: www.northumbriainbloom.co.uk or www.rhs.org.uk

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Hi readers, What fantastic weather we had to the start of October, but it has caused one or two problems with live stock, the sheep, ponies and fur coated animals have been sweltering, as September is the usual month for growing our winter coats! But I am sure we will all need them very soon. I want to say congratulations to my Labrador friend Holly in Stokesley, who gave birth to eight puppies and all are fit and well, Holly you make a great Mam and all the pups have really good homes to go to when the time is right, congratulations.

Success after tradgedy This beautiful foal named Talula lost her mother when she was only two weeks old, this photo was taken when Talula reached five weeks. Her mother, Whisper lost the battle for life after a fatal accident which left her with a broken jaw. The owners and visitors to the Teesside farm/livery stavles took round the clock care of Talua, having to feed her every two hours and now rear her on formula milk from a bucket, as Talula refused to take a bottle or any kind of teat. It’s great to see her doing so well, also pictured is Beth and Jade, who also help out along with over a dozen young people and adults, with feeding and care, who are so taken by her. Here’s to a glorious life Talula!

Rabbits The behaviour of pet rabbits is very similar to that of the wild rabbit, this is why it is very important that as rabbit owners we fully understand and consider the natural habitat and behaviour of our furry friends in order to keep them as healthy and happy as possible. Rabbits make very charming pets and can do very well as house pets, but these intelligent animals are definitely not low maintenance pets and need a good amount of interaction, socialisation, and gentle but firm training to help them become wonderful pets. There are some questions that you need to ask yourself before getting a rabbit: • Am I ready for a rabbit? • Do I have the time to spend with a rabbit or two? • Can I afford to maintain a rabbit or a pair of rabbits including any vets

Thanks to everyone who continue to ask about me and give me a pat when I am seen on my walks, it’s really nice that you take an interest, so keep those compliments coming. I do reply to emails too! Don’t forget it is bondi night soon so please think about your pets that might be worried about the noise and lights. Enjoy my page and will chat next month. Any pet or animal news send to: Email: info@the-circuit.co.uk

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while he trials for the force. So you may see him out and about over the next few weeks, accompanied by an experienced horse and riders to keep him on the right track for police work and events. The horses had just come in from the field on a cold wet morning when we took the photo’s. The visiting children and

families from the police horse competition hasd a great time feeding the horses carrots and apples and getting to know them. The work of the mounted section includes: Patrols of high crime areas, policing of football matches for teams such as Middlesbrough FC and Hartlepool United FC. The policing of events, and planned patrols of

our town centres. The average police horse retires at approx. 18 years, you may even see them at your local Santa’s parade this Christmas! If you would like to visit the police horse stables call Cleveland Police 01642 326326 and ask for the mounted section, as you need to ensure the horses are not turned out in the field or on duty.

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Is a gentle giant and yes his tongue is sticking out!

Blue Is 16.2HH and now in retirement he is 23 years old and remains at Ormesby.

On their bikes to convey safety messages Firefighters in Cleveland are using innovative ways to help get key safety messages across to the public in the run up to Bonfire Night. Brigade personnel will be swapping their fire engines for cycles as part of a hard-hitting, threeweek campaign to warn communities of the dangers of bonfires and fireworks. The campaign is underway and runs until Sunday 13th November. Over a similar period last year Cleveland Fire Brigade had to attend 196 deliberate rubbish fires, many of which were unofficial bonfires.

Figures also show that 65 people were taken to the University Hospital of South Tees alone after sustaining bonfire or firework-related injuries. Steve Johnson, Arson Reduction and Fire Investigation Manager with Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “The bikes enable firefighters to get into the heart of communities and access areas that vehicles cannot reach. This is part of our ongoing work to educate people about the dangers of bonfires and fireworks, and how they can stay safe by following some simple advice. “The bikes also have off-

road capability which makes it easier to access certain areas where people may be planning unofficial bonfires.” It is an offence for anyone to have an unofficial bonfire or set off fireworks in a public place. Mr Johnson added: “Every year councils are kept busy removing unofficial bonfires but the Fire Brigade still has to put out a significant number of fires. One of the messages that we will be getting across during the coming weeks is ‘Don’t play with fire celebrate Bonfire Night by attending an

organised, official event’.” The campaign also includes safety leaflets and posters, a DVD is being shown in schools, the Brigade’s website and social media sites will be used to promote safety messages and an extensive programme of activities is being organised for young people throughout the Cleveland area. Residents can report unofficial bonfires to their local Council on one of the numbers to the right or Visit the Brigade’s website for further bonfire and firework safety information www.clevelandfire.gov.uk

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A word from Jason at Hartlepool Towers The good people of Hartlepool constantly amaze me with their generosity and great ideas of fundraising for charity. One of my favourite ways to help out is by attending the annual ‘Hartlepool Beer Festival’. This year’s was the 16th event and we were joined in RH Towers by Mark Rycraft and Graham Smith who came in to talk about the event. Any profits go to charity, including Hartlepool Hospice and the Ocean Youth Trust, and it’s a great way of tasting some of the lesser known beers, wines and spirits that are out there. Talking of charity, the Best Western Grand Hotel recently hosted the 4th ‘Support Your Bowel’ acoustic music night. Radio Hartlepool’s very own Lee Theasby was the host for the evening and he thoroughly enjoyed himself, especially doing the auction, with the likes of autographed photo’s from local lad Sting, on offer. Tony Larkin from the charity was pleased with how the evening went and told Lee that he really values the support of the musicians who travel mostly from London to play. 2011 seems to have flown over in a blink, it doesn’t seem like five minutes since I was making my New Years resolution to go to the gym every week (and I have stuck to it!). The shops are now full of this year’s toys for Christmas. At this time of year we must remember that not every child will be lucky to get a present this year. At 102.4 Radio Hartlepool we will be asking listeners to donate at least one toy when they go Christmas shopping and to kindly drop their donation into RH Towers. Over the last three years we have accrued a small mountain of donations and Barnardo’s have distributed these to needy children across our region. So when you are out Christmas shopping, please buy an extra gift, it can be as big or small as you like, and drop it into us at 79 York Road, Hartlepool. It really will make a difference. Finally, we’ve recently celebrated three years of being on-air as a local community radio station and we are not resting on our laurels. November sees a new look to the schedules, with Lee Theasby moving to mornings where he will be chatting to guests about their events and community groups. Owen Twidale takes over on an afternoon with showbiz news and great giveaways. At the weekend we’re planning a lot more specialist shows, concentrating on music that we don’t play during the weekdays. At 102.4 Radio Hartlepool we appreciate that listeners have a varied approach to music these days and we aim to cater to that. So until next time, make sure you tune in either on 102.4 on your radio or catch us online at www.radiohartlepool.co.uk

Two local media companies join forces to help with Convoy aid Romania Radio Hartlepool and the Circuit are joining forces to plead with listeners and readers to give a lifeline this year to assist Convoy Aid. All you need to do is fill a shoe box with pleasantries, suitable for an age group of your choice. Enclose a 30p donation (to help cover the cost of transportation) and Convoy aid will do all the rest of the work. Why not make it your group or schools special task for the year? You can drop your shoe box into Radio Hartlepool, York Road any weekday between 9am - 5pm so long as it reaches the building no later than 12 noon on 2nd November, your shoe box will be sent on it’s way to Romania within the same week.

Convoy Aid is a nonreligious, non-political and purely humanitarian charity. In fact they are a small local charity run absolutely by a team Left to right: George and Ion of unpaid volunteers. Rod and Gabriela 30p per box donation we Jones have, for many still take the boxes to years, taken shoe boxes Romania for free.” full of love to Romania, to seriously poor children Thousands of children from no income. and OAP’s have Rod says: “There are no benefitted from Convoy contents removed. We aid over the years, and only ask that you are this year looks set to be a careful about the articles spectacular run with the enclosed. For example: generous donations from No medicines. the people of Teesside. The vehicle we use is a Costs for the aid trip are: standard vehicle 40 feet One truck = 12.000 by normal dimensions boxes x 30p each = £3600 and would contain when Transportation of one full 12.000 shoe boxes. truck to Romania = We ask for 30p per shoe £3000 box donated, which is the Total left of £600, which true value of is used to pay for fuel to tansportation per box. If collect and distribute all people cannot afford the the boxes.

from Romania assisting Rod Jones, Convoy Aid Please consider sending your shoe boxes with Convoy aid Romania. Suggested items for the boxes: Clothing: hats, gloves, socks, scarves, jumpers, Toiletries: soap, shampoo, combe, toothpaste, toothbrush. Stationery: Notebooks, pencils, crayons, colouring books. Sweets: (must be in date and sealed in a plastic bag away from the toiletries) Tins: any tinned food, Christmas cards, Toys, Please label your box: boy, girl, woman, man and specify the approximate age.

The aid run also takes dog and cat food for abandoned animals. Convoy aid are also seeking ‘godparents’ for sick or orphaned children, if you can help, please see convoy aid website for more details contact: www.communigate. co.uk/ne/convoyaidromania

If you wish to help please drop in your shoe box to Radio Hartlepool by noon 2nd November. Or you can either call on 07774939255, 01642 220685 or e-mail gabriela 9@btinternet.com.

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The Stay safe and warm team The largest-ever campaign to help people across Teesside to stay safe and warm in their homes during the cold weather was launched this month. Over 25,000 people in the UK die each year because they can’t keep warm in their own homes. This is due to either faulty heating or because worries about the cost of fuel force them to turn their heating off or down to unsafe levels or because they use cheaper and less safe forms of heating which could cause a fire. Many of these people are in the most vulnerable groups, such as older people, single parents

with children, people with disabilities or mental health issues and those with a long-term illness. The ‘Stay Safe & Warm’ campaign was launched at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, at the beginning of October. Led by Cleveland Fire Brigade, the annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers faced by people who struggle to keep warm during the cold months and to highlight the help and support which is available to them. The other partners in the project are the Tees wide Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board and its members

Cleveland Police, North East Ambulance Service, Age UK Teesside, Cleveland Fire Support Network, North Tees and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts, NHS Tees, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Durham Tees Valley Probation Service, Victim Support and the Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar and Cleveland Councils. They are working together to identify people who are at risk and give them advice and support. This could range from organising safe, temporary heating to putting people in touch

with specialist guidance on managing their fuel bills efficiently. Last year, almost 400 people received help. In an important addition to this year’s campaign, all the nursing staff at Teesside’s hospitals will enquire about a person’s home heating arrangements as part of the assessment process when the person enters hospital for treatment. When anyone is identified, as being at risk, the Fire Brigade and its partners will work with the patient’s family, carer or others to tackle the heating issues before the patient is released from the spell in hospital. Anyone who is worried

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We are reliably informed the names of the players and officials in the photograph are L - R as follows: Back row: I.B. Tranter, A. Lord, W. Robinson, Ed. Reardon, J. Gatenby, J. Hugill, D. Moodie Middle row: L. Groscrop, J. McNally, J. Arnold Front row: A. Nicoll, A. Freeland, J. Green, R. Eglington The photograph of Thornaby Football Club was taken some 113 years ago in 1898 by: ‘J & G Taylor - Photographers to the Queen - based in Stockton & West Hartlepool’ Thornaby at that time were members of the Teesside League,

which had been founded in 1891. Thornaby were league champions in season's 1896/7 and 1897/8 and the photograph possibly shows the league champions with the League Championship Trophy. The photograph is owned by Tony Riley and has been in the

Thornaby based Riley family for very many years. A copy of the photograph is now on display in the lounge area of Thornaby Football Club based in Teesdale Park, Thornaby on home match days.

Jim Ross pictured above with Lee Todd Fire brigade advocate that they may not be able to heat their home properly or is concerned about a family member, friend or neighbour, should call the Fire Brigade on 01429 874063. More information is also available at www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/ warm Les Jones, Cleveland Fire Brigade’s Head of Community Safety, said: “Being able to keep warm at home during cold weather can literally be a matter of life or death.

“Our aim is to identify those people who may be at risk and to take swift action to keep them safe. “If you, a relative or a friend are finding it difficult to keep warm, please don’t delay contact us straight away.” Mick Walker, Business Manager of the Tees wide Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board, added: “All partners of the Board are working together to support this worthwhile initiative to help protect some of the most

vulnerable, often isolated members of our community and keep them safe and warm during the cold months.” t/assistant Chief Constable Adrian roberts added: “Policing is about protecting life and property, so Cleveland police is proud to be supporting this campaign. our front line officers and staff will be spotting vulnerable peole and referring them so they can be safe and warm.”

Performers aiming high for charity Dance teacher Vicki Ahmed put her dancing skills to good use this summer and raised more than £2,000 for a hospital team, which once saved her life. Vicki was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008. She was operated on and cared for at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and every year since proceeds from an annual dance show - put on by her students at the Fuzion Studio of Performing Arts - have gone to the neurosurgery team that helped save her life. Vicki had to have a major brain operation and was in hospital under the care of the neurosurgery team for ten days after having a tumour the size of a tangerine removed from her brain. This year’s show raised £2,018 for the neuroscience division, bringing the total Vicki has raised for them to a fantastic £8,269. Vicki said: “I feel extremely lucky to be alive, so it’s really good to be able to give something back. Even if the money manages to save one

Vicki Ahmed with Consultant Neurosurgeon Simon Tizzard person’s life it still contributes towards something. It is so rewarding to know the money we raise can help with research and vital new equipment. “The money we raise comes from the Friday ticket sales (after theatre costs), bottle hampers and some children get sponsored. Our next aim is to reach the £10,000 mark then after that our aim is to raise £20,000.” Vicki and her students also raise money for Teesside Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis. The total amount raised for the three charities so far is a whopping £13,000.

There are 237 children that perform in the show, one of which is the sister of a 14-year-old girl who has also successfully recovered from having a brain tumour. Consultant Neurosurgeon Simon Tizzard said: “I’m really grateful to Vicki and all the dancers, it’s a fantastic show and a lot of planning and effort goes into it. “Money like this is vital in funding our research programme and also helps towards buying pieces of medical equipment. It really helps the whole department and is very welcome!”


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Every primary school in Hartlepool was invited to the 2011 Crucial crew and over 1,200 Year 6 children and their teachers made a visit to EDF Energy to take up their tasks. The Crucial Crew event is a multi-agency project involving Hartlepool Borough Council’s Sustainable Travel and Road Safety Team and Health Improvement Team. CE Electric - UK, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Cleveland Police, HM Coastguard and Network Rail. Organiser Kath Heron said: “Special thanks must

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Team Tunstall step out for charity run Over fifty staff from a Hartlepool secondary school have teamed up to take part in a charity run later this year. Staff from High Tunstall College of Science, known as ‘Team Tunstall’, will compete in the Great Langdale Christmas Pudding Run over 10km race in December. It will be the first time that many of the runners have taken on a challenge like this as Assistant Headteacher Mick Fenwick explains. “The large majority of the staff who will be taking part have never run a 10km race before

but they are relishing the challenge. “I have designed a training programme for each runner as people are at different levels. “We’ve been training now for the last four weeks and you can see how everyone’s fitness levels are getting stronger week by week. “We probably won’t break any world records but the main thing is that it will improve people’s fitness and raise money for good causes at the same time.” Mr Fenwick went on to say that it is also a great team building exercise

for staff. “The fact that over 50 staff came forward to take part is a demonstration of the great camaraderie that now exists at High Tunstall. “It’s been a fantastic year for the college with record-breaking exam results and everyone is totally committed to working together to do the very best for our students.” Anyone interested in sponsoring Team Tunstall should visit the college’s website at www.htcs.org.uk for more details.

On your Marks – High Tunstall staff are pictured prior to their latest training session. Give them a cheer when you spot them out and about training for the 10k!

Tall Ships joy for Hartlepool

Jobsmart is now open an extra day

Hartlepool has scooped a major tourism award for hosting one of the most successful events in the town’s history - The Tall Ships Races 2010 During the recent North East England Tourism Awards ceremony at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Hartlepool was awarded Tourism Event of the Year to the delight of Hartlepool Mayor Cllr. Stuart Drummond. “It is a tremendous accolade to be awarded Tourism Event of the Year and this is testament to all of the hard work by the many organisations and individuals who played their part in making it a success. “I have always professed that it was a great event and the profile it brought

The advice shop for jobhunters and employers in Hartlepool is now open even more often. Jobsmart, which is based in the Housing Options Centre in the Park Tower building at 1 Park Road, was currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm but will now also be open on Wednesdays from 10am to 4.30pm. Jobsmart is co-ordinated by Hartlepool Council’s Hartlepool Working Solutions team but involves a number of organisations working

to the town was unbelievable. It put Hartlepool in the international spotlight and boosted image its image enormously.” “It also provided the opportunity for local residents to be tourists in their own town and many have told me that the event was the best thing they have ever experienced in Hartlepool.” Hartlepool hosted the final leg of the event when over 50 vessels sailed into the town from Kristiansand in Norway in August last year. A fiveday festival followed which attracted an estimated 970,000 visitors. Hartlepool Borough Council teamed up with PD Ports and Hartlepool Marina to organise the whole event.

An independent survey carried out afterwards showed that that each visitor to the event in Hartlepool spent an average of £30.59 which generated £26.5m into the local economy. The report states: “The event has generated awareness and publicity for Hartlepool that will reap benefits in the future. Visitor perceptions of Hartlepool have been enhanced and visitors from Tees Valley, the rest of the North East and the rest of the UK have said that they are very likely or likely to return to Hartlepool.” Almost all visitors surveyed agreed that the event was a good thing for Hartlepool and that is was good for promoting Hartlepool as a great place to visit.

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As well as the Tall Ships, other attractions included a fourday festival of live music, firework displays on three evenings, cookery demonstrations, street theatre, a continental market plus various stalls and exhibitions. Gwyn Brown, Commercial Director with Sail Training International the overall organisers of The Tall Ships Races commented at the time: “We’ve received some wonderful feedback from captains and crew members around the world and clearly they thoroughly enjoyed their time in Hartlepool. Everyone received a great welcome in Hartlepool and left with a

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and set aside. Add the turkey mince to the pan, turn up the heat and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the vegetable mixture, the Worcestershire sauce, peas, tomatoes, tomato puree and thyme. Stir and

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Exhibition spotlights women’s fashion through the decades Five decades of women’s fashions are profiled in a fascinating and nostalgic exhibition which is now open at the Museum of Hartlepool. Wallis, Biba, Ossie Clark, Mary Quant, Miss Selfridge and Jeff Banks are among the British high street labels on show in ‘She Wears It Well: The Fashions of Marguerite Elliott’ which runs until Sunday 29th January. Focusing predominantly on the 60s, 70s and 80s, the exhibition features clothes worn or made by

Marguerite Elliott, a retired textile designer. A number of the items have recently been donated to the museum by Marguerite and others are on loan from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, to which Marguerite donated a number of items some years ago. Born in Easington in 1937, Marguerite Elliott studied at Sunderland College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London and then taught textile design in Scotland and Sunderland. She now

lives in Peterlee. More than 20 of Marguerite’s outfits are on show, including a tweed ankle-length Biba coat, a Mary Quant raincoat, several miniskirts and accessories including hats, shoes and handbags. Also on display are several items giving a flavour of fashions in the earlier part of the 20th century including a 1930s evening dress in black with diamante decoration. Christine Hutchinson, Collections Access Assistant for Hartlepool

Council, said: “We are delighted and grateful that Marguerite decided to donate her remarkable fashions to us. “As a qualified textile designer, she experienced close-hand the most dynamic and exciting periods of British fashion and she certainly made sure she kept right up to date with the changing designs. “There are some really lovely items on show which I’m sure will bring back a lot of memories for visitors to the exhibition.

“It’s particularly fascinating to note that quite a number of the designs have come back into fashion, such as the cut of the 1960s dresses and the ‘floating’ style and ethnic influences of the 1970s.” Entry to the exhibition is free. The Museum of Hartlepool is at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience and is open every day from 10am to 5pm until the end of October and then from 11am to 4pm. For more information please call 01429 860077.

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under 14’s prepare for a friendly match The Grayfields Street League, which is run by the Borough Council’s Sport and Recreation Service, kicked off on Friday 30th September. Every Friday evening will see the league develope and structured coaching sessions are available for under-8s. Dan Garthwaite, Assistant Recreation

Development Officer with the Council, said: “We want to give young people aged 6-18 something constructive to do with their time on Friday evenings and we have been delighted with the response. “The league is an opportunity for young people to not only improve their

football, but to also develop new skills around teamwork, communication, discipline and taking responsibility. “However, the emphasis is on having fun. There’s some really great team names too!” Almost 70 young people took part in the first session held on 30th September at Grayfields

sports centre and it has now grown to over 100 attending each week. New teams are welcome to join and under 8’s can have fun with coaching sessions, you don’t need to come as a team, one can be arranged when you attend. Teams need a minimum of three players, but can have up to five. For only £2 per week per team or the structured coaching sessions for under-8s cost £1 per person per week. If you would like to join contact, Liam Lewis or Dan Garthwaite on (01429) 284052 or e-mail: liam.lewis@hartlepool. gov.uk Held each Friday at Grayfields Sports Centre, Jesmond Road, Hartlepool from 6pm

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08 FORD FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC 3 Door first class condition, 7,000 miles.....£7,995

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 CHEVROLET AVEO 1.2 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, lovely little car, offering exceptional economy, only Group 1 insurance, Bargain.............................£4,995 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 56 PLATE FIAT DOBLO TURBO DIESEL 5 Door PEOPLE CARRIER. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, this car is the perfect workhorse offering masses of space plus economy having covered a mere 16,000 miles, only ...........................£4,995

56 HONDA CIVIC 1.8SE only 22,00miles, very rare at this price ...£6,995

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 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, 16,000 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 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 08 PLATE SEAT ALTEA 1.6 5 Door Hatch. Ferrari Red, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, stunning looking car presented in 1st class condition, 22,000 miles ......£6,695 58 PLATE PEUGEOT 207 1.4 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, immaculate car having covered only 16,000 miles one, excellent value, only.............................£5,995 58 PLATE FIESTA BLUE 3 Door Special Edition. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, quickclear windscreen, lovely spec for small car, 9,000 miles one very careful mobility owner...............................................................................£5,995 08 PLATE RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 5 Door People Carrier. Champagne Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, rear picnic tables, six speed gearbox, very clean car, 17,000 miles, 1 very careful motability owner. Bargain only...................£5,995 55 PLATE HONDA CIVIC 1.8 SE 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, climate control, CD radio, lovely interior, very modern looking car, 32,000 miles. Bargain ...................................................£5,995 58 PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, lovely looking family hatch, presented in 1st class condition, having covered only 9,000 miles, by one very careful mobility owner. Bargain only .......................£5,995 07 TOYOTA AURIS 1.4 5 Door Hatch. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD Radio, very nice looking car having covered only 22,000 miles, offering exceptional reliability, bargain only...........................................................................................£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 CITROEN C1 RHYTHM 3 Door Hatch Exceptional economy, only 2Ok miles £5,295

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57 PLATE CITROEN C4 1.6 SX 5 DOOR HATCH, Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, factory alloy wheels, a very modern looking car having covered only 36,000 miles, ideal family runabout, only ..........................................................................£4,695 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 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 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 56 PLATE TOYOTA YARIS 1000cc 5 Door Hatch, Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, lovely little car offering exceptional economy plus reliability having covered only 36,000 miles, Bargain only..............................£4,695 05 PLATE FORD FOCUS 2.0 GHIA 5 Door Hatch Estate. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloys, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio, luxury hard wearing velour interior, ecellent workhorse or towing car, 29,000 miles, bargain ...........................................................................................£4,695 56 PLATE RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 DYNAMIQUE 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, air con, central locking, CD radio, smart looking car in excellent condition, 39,000 miles, Bargain only ...................................................................................£4,295 56 PLATE NISSAN NOTE 1.4SE 5 Door Hatch. Blue Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, very clean car offering excellent comfort levels, having covered only 27,000 miles, not many about at this price ....................................................£4,295 06 PLATE PEUGEOT 307 1.6 5 Door Automatic. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, very clean car, lovely driver, 32,000 miles. Bargain....................£4,295 07 PLATE MITSUBISHI LANCER 5 Door Estate car Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, CD radio,this car is offers ecellent economy plus reliability, having covered only 24,000 miles, makes this an ideal workhorse ...................................£3,995 06 PLATE NISSAN MICRA 1.2 3 Door Hatch, Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, lovely clean car offering exceptional reliability plus economy having covered only 18,000 miles, ideal runabout, only ..............................................................................................£3,995 55 PLATE CITROEN PICASSO 1.6 DESIRE 5 Door PEOPLE CARRIER, Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, rear picnic tables, loads of storage space, lovely looking car offering exceptional levels of comfort, having covered a mere 13,000 miles, bargain only ........................................................................£3,995 05 PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 DESIGN 5 Door Hatch. Automatic, Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, half leather interior, clean car 51,000 miles, bargain only.......................................£3,995 04 PLATE HONDA CIVIC 5 Door SE Hatch. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloys wheels, power steering, air con, CD radio, only 41,000 miles. Only ....£3,995 58 PLATE CHEVROLET AVEO 5 Door Hatch. Bright Ferrari Red, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking. A very smart looking car, offering exceptional value for money, 24,000 miles. Bargain only........£3,995 06 PLATE VAUXHALL CORSA SXi 1.2 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, factory alloy wheels, half leather trim,rear privacty glass, electric windows, central locking, CD radio, superb car offering cheap running costs, having covered only 24,000 miles, Bargain only .............................................£3,995 54 PLATE FORD FOCUS 1.6 LX 5 Door Family Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, air con, CD radio, lovely clean car having covered only 46,000 miles....................................................................................£3,895

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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 56 PLATE FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.2 5 Door Hatch. New Shape, Light Blue Metallic colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, 49K .....£3,495 07 PLATE KIA PICANTO 1000CC 5 Door Hatch. Light Blue Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, lovely little car offering exceptional economy, only 29,000 miles, Bargain only ............................£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.........................................................................£3,395 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 53 PLATE MAZDA 2 ANTARES 5 Door Hatch. Power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD Radio, offering excellent reliablity, only 33,000 miles, Bargain only .........................................................................................................£3,295 06 PLATE KIA PICANTO 1000CC 3 Door Hatch, Light Blue Metallic, power steering, a lovely little car offering exceptional economy plus reliability, very low road tax and insurance having covered a mere 6,000 miles, this car will make the ideal runabout .....................................................................£2,995 55 PLATE KA 1.3 DESIGN 3 Door, SPECIAL EDITION. Ferrari Red, power steering, electric windows, central locking, CD Radio, special edition trim, lovely clean car, 33,000 miles ................................................£2,995 04 PLATE FORD FOCUS 1.4 5 Door Hatch. Light Blue Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, clean car having covered only 39,000 miles, Bargain only.............£2,995 54 PLATE ROVER 25 STREETWISE 5 Door Hatch, Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, aircon, half leather interior, lovely condition, 26,000 miles, bargain only ................£2,795 03 PLATE VAUXHALL CORSA 3 Door Hatch. Light Blue, colour coded bumpers, power steering, central locking, lovely little car offering cheap running costs, having covered only 24,000 miles, ideal 1st car ....................................................£2,795 03 PLATE VAUXHALL VECTRA 1.8 LS 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, clean family hatch ...............................................................................................£2,695 51 PLATE SMART SMART CAR PASSION 3 Door Hatch. Metallic Paint, colour coded bumpers, factory alloy wheels, central locking, electric windows, power steering, excellent economy 34,000 miles ...........................................................................£2,695 52 PLATE RENAULT CLIO 1.4 3 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, sunroof, very clean car, 38,000 miles, Bargain only .....................£2,695 03 PLATE RENAULT CLIO 1.2 5 Door Hatch. Metallic paint, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, very clean car, 47,000 miles, only group 2 insurance....................£2,695 05 PLATE FORD KA 1.3 COLLECTION 3 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking, low insurance group, ideal first car, 35,000 miles, Bargain only.............................£2,495 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 52 PLATE VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.4 5 Door Hatch. Silver Metallic, colour coded bumpers, power steering, electric windows, central locking hard wearing luxury velour, clean interior px bargain 48,000 miles, only ...............£2,295 04 PLATE HYUNDAI ACCENT 3 Door Hatch, Bright Red, colour coded bumpers, alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows, central locking, very clean car, 49,000 miles. part ex bargain................................£1,995 V PLATE RENAULT CLIO 1.2 3 Door Hatch, power steering, central locking, electric windows, very clean car, 14,000 miles, ideal 1st car.................................£1,995 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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ahead lose control - a jack-knifed lorry for example - you won't be able to get through no matter how well equipped your car is with winter tyres or chains. You could face a wait of several hours until the blockage and other traffic ahead has been cleared.

Check your car Antifreeze – check coolant level regularly and, if required, top-up with a mixture of the correct type of antifreeze. Your garage should check concentration to ensure adequate cold temperature protection. Battery - the most common cause of winter breakdowns. A battery more than five years old may struggle in the cold - get it checked and replaced if necessary to avoid the inconvenience of an unplanned failure. Fuel - keep at least a quarter of a tank in case of unexpected delay. Lights - check and clean all lights regularly to make sure you can see and be seen clearly. Carry spare bulbs. Tyres - should have at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring. Consider winter tyres for improved safety. Check pressures at least every fortnight. Windscreen - reduce dazzle from the low sun by keeping the screen clean inside and out. Now is a good time to renew worn wiper blades. Screen wash - use a 50% mix of a good quality screen wash to reduce the chance of freezing in frosty weather. Locks and door seals - stop doors freezing shut with a thin coat of polish or Vaseline on rubber door seals. A squirt of water dispersant (WD-40) in locks will help stop them freezing. You and your passengers Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. As well as the things you should be carrying on every journey regardless of the weather, you should make up a winter emergency kit to keep in the boot – hopefully you won’t need it but you will be very glad it's there if you do.

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Some of the HCBCPC Club members and coaches Since its formation in the early 1960s, Hartlepool Catholic boxing club has developed and grown into a respected boxing club. Put together by a group of local old pros, who used to meet regularly in the Hartlepool Catholic Social Club, the group envisioned the new venture transforming the community. The ‘famous five committee’ members at the club’s inception were Terry Allen (father of current Senior Coach Paul), Billy Fannon (renowned trainer Neil’s

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dad), Billy ‘Rocky’ Clayton, Kenny Williams and Stan Guy. Paul Allen, now a Senior Coach was a boxer in the Armed forces, he became a member of the club after leaving the First Battalion Light Infantry (now known as the Rifles) in 1979. After a break due to work commitments, Allen rejoined the club in 1981 and turned the fading club around as Senior Coach with the financial help from local businesses, council funding and a lot of hard work.

It can now boast over 75 National and International champions, who have won major honours, not to mention Amanda Coulson, 29 born in Hartlepool, being considered the best female amateur boxer in England and as a promising Olympian for 2012. The club is now known as Hartlepool Catholic Boxing and Community Police Club and is open to new members. The Circuit made a visit to the club early in

October and must say, got a very warm welcome from everyone. It is fantastic to see the hard work that trainers, coaches and members put into their boxing, which promotes discipline, skill and respect. The club is funded through the council and all the coaches are volunteers, which include: Mark Smith, Robbie Elsdon and Amanda Coulson. Paul Allen told the Circuit: “Our mainstream train

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Xercise4less a 32,000 sq ft Super Gym opens in Stockton Friday 28th October

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high quality equipment, one to one sessions with personal trainers and an array of unique fitness classes. The expansion of the successful budget chain gym Xercise4less is proving a healthy alternative in times of dreary recession, as many purses may be pinched but our health need not suffer as Xercise4less is committed to bringing top

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class fitness to the people of Stockton and the surrounding area. Xercise4less based in Thornaby, has provided 40 jobs and is located on the extremely busy roadside on one of the main Middlesbrough to Stockton-On-Tees routes, making it easily accessible to all with an abundance of free on site parking. Xercise4less Managing Director, Jon Wright said: “I am delighted that Xercise4less Stockton has launched so well. “We base our model on charging as little as possible, not as much as we can get away with, unlike our competitors. We are truly revolutionising the industry. “In these times of austerity, we feel we are providing an excellent facility with impressive customer service, but at a very affordable price. Anyone who comes down to the facility will be surprised at what great value for money that we represent.” The Stockton Xcercise4less is the largest gym in the area with the most number of fitness equipment under one roof, Jon added:

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“We pride ourselves with up-to-date machinery, and plenty of it, meaning our members never have to wait around for equipment. The gyms are always clean, and there is always a member of staff on hand. The changing facilities are spacious and there are always secure lockers available.” They boast the largest free weights facility in the area as well as a fully equipped boxing gym with a full-size training ring. The facility also has a dedicated ladies only gym along with a state of the art dance studio. The Stockton Xercise4less gym is the

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third in the gym chain to open in the UK following the success of Wakefield and Castleford. Xercise4less Stockton will have forty, free classes per week including the ever popular Zumba and the Pippa Middleton bum class! At half the price of the nearest competitor Xercise4less is set to get us a hop, skipping and jumping fit when it opens its doors on Friday 28th October. Based at Mandale Triangle, you can visit Xercise4less any time before opening to catch the special offers or Tel: 01642 915151

The annual Celebration of the Diversity Awards will be taking place on Friday 4th November 2011 at The Wynyard Rooms in Billingham.. As part of the celebration of cultural diversity in the North East, the Celebrating Diversity Awards Dinner was established to recognise, reward and promote people and organisations within the region that are contributing to enhancing community cohesion,

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Would you like to better understand how patents and designs could protect your ideas and inventions? Do you need to make the most of your business' intellectual property? Held on October 26th, at Middlesbrough Football Club, this event is a great opportunity to hear presentations from IP experts at the Intellectual Property Office. To book your free place visit www.companieshouse.gov.uk/eventbooking

Angel Fund Investment Seminar Are you a North East entrepreneur looking for investment? If you would like to apply to the North East Angel Fund and learn more about the investment process then this event is for you! To apply for your free place, email your business plan to Marie Sorensen at info@riverscap.com. The seminar is for new applicants to the Fund only. For more information visit http://www.riverscap.com

Rare film footage of Teesside works Hartlepool’s Central Library is being hosts for residents to see rare film footage of the region dating back as far as 1928 The film has been provided by the BBC as part of its 'Reel History of Britain' series on BBC2, which uses film to connect families with their past. Highlights include footage of Hartlepool in 1951, the ICI Billingham and Wilton works in the 1950s and Charlton's Champions (Middlesbrough Football Club) in 1974. The footage also includes one of the earliest surviving amateur colour films - 'Redcar for Holidays' from 1935. Librarian Diane Marlborough said: "We

are very grateful to the BBC and the Northern Region Film & TV Archive for lending us this film. "Most of the footage hasn't been seen for decades and we only have it for a week, so this is literally a 'once in a lifetime' chance to see it." The film will be shown at the library in York Road until Saturday 29th October, every day at 11am and it's free to see it. The film lasts a total of one hour and 45 minutes but people can drop in any time during a showing. For more information please contact Diane Marlborough on 01429 242909.

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New Intiatives The Financial Skills Partnership is currently planning initiatives that provide emphasis on the benefits older workers can provide. Untapped resources for boards include older, experienced executives who are stepping down from their company roles who could bring vast experience as a Non-Executive Director (NED) in our sector. Likewise, senior public service figures leaving through retirement or displacement are another source of valuable expertise. FSP is looking to help the sector utilise these personnel to a greater extent in a move that will undoubtedly enhance the industry. Liz concluded, “The sector needs to take into account all of the disadvantages of retiring people too soon and the benefits this group can bring to an organisation - for if a company loses its ‘corporate memory’ it can have a huge impact on its business success. Both the economy and society we live in are changing and demand greater flexibility. The skills, past experience, customer knowledge and soft skills provided by older workers are therefore essential in

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Driving in the right direction Something very new and different has arrived in Hartlepool – H.O.D.A26 (Hartlepool Owner Drivers Association)

Above: A selection of vehicles from the H.O.D.A fleet. Right: Friendly control staff This new taxi service was born from frustrations of local taxi owner - drivers feeling that they were not getting their fair share of job distribution. The business has been set up to advertise and provide business for the 200+ owner/drivers of Hartlepool, to encourage additional work and fair distribution including: out of town jobs, airport and event jobs. Thus ensuring that all the drivers at H.O.D.A26 have an equal standing in the company and therefore can offer a better service to their taxi customers. A spokesperson from H.O.D.A told the Circuit: “We don’t pretend to be the biggest nor do we aim

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Job seekers urged to volunteer Young people in Hartlepool are being urged to boost their chances of finding a job by volunteering with an environmental project. The three-year Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool project offers a variety of opportunities for people to get involved in work to improve and develop the town’s parks and Local Nature Reserves. And officials say the experience and skills they stand to gain could prove invaluable when it comes to securing work. Project Officer Jo Haskett said: “People volunteering with us get the chance to learn a range of new practical skills and develop a wider understanding of environmental issues. There may also be

opportunities for some to study for an NVQ in environmental conservation. “At a time when the latest figures show that Hartlepool has the highest proportion of jobless young people in the country, this is surely a great chance for individuals to give themselves a bit of a head start when it comes to seeking permanent employment.” Volunteers who join the Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool project receive a special Volunteer Work Record Book which they can use to show prospective employers how they have gone “the extra mile” in their search for a job. The Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool project was launched

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SPORT TEESSIDE JUNIOR FOOTBALL ALLIANCE Since the formation of the TJFA in 1974 the organisation has grown and blossomed to become the biggest junior football set up in the whole of Europe, if not the World. The new season has just begun with a total of approximately 8,500 players between the ages of eight to eighteen, playing in 486 teams across a total of 46 leagues. In the words of the dedicated husband and wife team of secretary Chris Ord and assistant Pauline, the organisation has grown to become an ‘Institution’ across Teesside, the North Riding and South Durham. However, the continued development of the TJFA is rumoured to possibly going to come under threat from non-other than the Football Association themselves. No details as yet but we believe proposals are afoot to ban youngsters under a certain age from participating in organised football games as well as other restrictions. No details as yet - but once we hear we will publicise details. If you hear, first please contact me here at the Circuit.

TEESSIDER WORLD CHAMPION Watch the video of one of the most exciting World Championship events in any sport in the world, to see the amazing performance from a young Teesside man who smashed all records to become only the third British World title holder in this extreme sport. 19-year-old Danny Hart of Redcar was competing at the Champery venue in Switzerland as the youngest member of the six man Great Britain squad, which included two previous World record holders, in the UCL 2011 Mens Senior Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships. In torrential rain, Danny was competing against almost 200 riders in the time trial and produced the most outstanding ride of his life on his Giant Glory bike to win the Rainbow Stripes. He totally blitzed the opposition with his performance as he attacked the course and won with a massive 11+ seconds margin on his 3min 41.989sec downhill run. As described in the media following his success - the former Rye Hills School pupil has come a long way from practising in Guisborough Woods and the R-Kade skatepark in Redcar. Watch the video on www.freecaster.tv?mountain bike/1017618

ATHLETICS 14-year-old Jason Blackburn of Hartlepool has overcome many serious obstacles to emerge as an exciting athletics prospect. The Manor College of Technology student played football as a member of the Hartlepool United’s centre of excellence since the age of eight, but also joined the Mandale Running Club just a year ago as his second sport. Shortly afterwards Jason suffered a muscle and hip injury whilst playing for the Pools juniors, underwent hip surgery and was out of all sports for almost six months. Then followed months of rehab and only back to running in May. Competing in 800/1500m events he quickly recorded victories in County and Inter-County events in the Northern Championships, was invited to the English National Athletics Finals in Bedford in August and capped his return from adversity by collecting a third placed bronze medal in a new personal best time. Jason is now in the national top 10 rankings for middle distance running.

NYSD CRICKET The non-ECB Premier League held their annual Cricket Conference at Barnsley Cricket Club and, for the first season, the Presidents Trophy and Cedric Rhodes Trophy were merged into one competition. The newly instigated Cedric Rhodes Cup was presented to the NYSD Cricket League in recognition of their performance as the top performing non ECBPL organisation in National competition this season. The NYSD League have always reached at least the semi-finals stage since re-joining inter-league competitions in 2006.

BADMINTON The Badminton England, Tees Valley Senior Silver Tournament takes place at the Thornaby Pavilion on the weekend of November 26/27. This is the first time that a top level Silver Tournament has been held on Teesside and the top players from around the UK will be competing for the £750 prize fund. Credit goes to Teessider Roger Cook - aka Mr Badminton on Teesside for all his hard work in securing this prestigious tournament for the area and also to Marske Badminton Club for sponsoring the tournament for the next two seasons.

ICE SKATING Tees Active Sports Academy teenagers Michael Kerr(18) and Alice Hopkinson(16) skate for the Billingham Ice Skating Club and both have been selected to represent Great

Britain at International level. Alice will be competing in Bulgaria whilst Michael will compete in Slovakia in December. Alice recently won the Hull Open, and resident ice professional and their coach at the Forum Alison Laws has had them training six days a week in preparation for the for the British Championships in November.

BOWLS National titles came to Teesside when the National EBF Bowls Finals were staged at Skegness. Elm Tree Bowling Club, Stockton members Bill Hall and Tom Gilbert, representing Cleveland County, won the men’s pairs title with a 23-7 demolition of their Notts opponents. Sheila Hall then joined husband Bill and Tom to win the prestigious Marie Denny Mixed rinks title with a stunning 22-14 against their opponents from Suffolk.

PARA CANOEING Teessider Lucy Gardener trains at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre as a member of the Tees Active Sports Academy. Lucy competed in the British Para Canoeing Championships at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham and returned with two individual gold medals and three pairs gold medals. Lucy and coach Wendy Morris now have their sights set on the National trials next April and attempting to qualfy for he orld Championships in Poland next May.

VETERAN ARTHUR PUCKRIN This columns’ all-time hero Arthur Puckrin is limbering up again for another phenomenal World Challenge in Mexico in November. The Middlesbrough barrister is competing in the Double Decratriathlon World Challenge, which consists of a 48-mile swim, 2,000 mile bike ride and a 500mile run - absolutely unbelievable. To warm up Arthur, a member of Cleveland Wheelers, created a record-breaking National 24-hour Cycling Championship with a new Over-70 World record of 359-miles in Cheshire. To wind down he then recorded a winning National 12-hour Cycling Championship in Shropshire with a distance of 211 miles.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL Terry Bywater of Dormanstown teamed up with Simon Munn as a powerful forward combination for the Great Britain’s Bulldogs team that became the new European Champions with a 76-75 win against fierce rivals Germany. Terry recorded a triple double with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, whilst Simon recorded a double double, 30 points and 15 rebounds. Britain last won the European title in 1995 and coach Murray Treseder feels that they are now geared up for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

GOLF Over 170 young players from golf clubs around Durham County competed in the 11 qualifying events around the County in the first ever Durham County Golf Partnership’s Race 2 Rockliffe. Winner was Bradley Hildreth of Billingham Golf Club with a brilliant level par round on the magnificent Rockliffe Hall course on the banks of the River Tees near Darlington. The winning trophy and prizes were presented by Hartlepools European Tour star Graeme Storm who is touring professional for the Rockcliffe Hall Club.

MOTOR SPORTS Rallycross is coming back to Croft when the best drivers from Britain and Europe will be competing in the British Rallycross Grand Prix on Sunday November 6. The Quaife MSA British Championship will be staged on the Saturday and the weekends programme also includes Swift Sport Juniors, Hot Hatch, BMW Minis and RX 150s.

EQUESTRIAN 18-year-old Bethany Stephenson from Great Ayton only took up competing the sport two years ago and now she is a European Champion. As a member of the Racesafe British Junior Squad and riding Family Affair, they took gold as winners of the FEI Junior European Eventing Championships in Portugal with 145 points, ahead of Germany 153.4 points and France 158.7 points.

SEA ANGLING Two big ‘Firsts’ for would-be sea anglers out of Hartlepool in recent weeks. Jim McDonald of Middlesbrough was making his first ever sea boat fishing trip on board ‘Lady Elsie’ skippered by Chas Walker. Using a muppet lure tipped with mackerel Jim took 22lb ling and was thrilled to bits with his first catch. Mohsen Hedjazi then went one better on his first ever boat fishing trip on board ‘Diablo’ when he took a massive 35lb ling.

KARTING The Pope family emigrated from London to the Teesside area some 15 years ago where Teesside Karting was set up in South Bank and run by head of the family Bob Pope. The Teesside Autodrome circuit boasts the longest and fastest outdoor track in Europe and Bob already runs the British 24-hour and Le Mans 24-hour karting races. In watching the Redcar Bears speedway meetings at the adjoining South Tees Motorsports Park, Bob developed the idea for a league system in Karting similar to the speedway league system. The result! An investment of £150,000, up to 40 teams, three local teams in the Teesside Tigers, Teesside Thunder and Teesside Angry Birds, and the newly constituted National Karting Association Elite League was formed and will begin operations next spring. Bob’s daughter Kat Pope is co-ordinator for the new National league which will do battle at six karting tracks around the country.

KUNG FU Former USA Kung Fu champion and World famous Kung Fu Master Phillip Starr is holding a day-long seminar for adults at the Acorn Centre in Acklam Grange School on Saturday 22nd October. Phillip is guest of the Lau Gar Kung Fu Club in Middlesbrough and the day will be a mixture of practice and theory covering all martial arts styles. To book a place for the day contact Lee Downey on 07764991218. The club is part of the

Teesside Kung Fu Association with clubs in Guisborough, Stockton and Darlington.

TEENAGER FOR ENGLAND Hartlepool teenager Bryn Morris and member of the Boro Academy has been selected to the England Under-16 squad for the Under-16 Victory Shield match against Northern Ireland at Chesterfield to be played in mid-October.

PAT PARTRIDGE REFEREES HONOUR The English Football Association have for the first time created a new football honour to be awarded to English referees who earned outstanding International recognition during their football refereeing careers. A total of only four 'Referees English International Caps' are to be awarded for their past services to the English Football Association. The former Stockton based referee Pat Partridge who gave outstanding service to football during his long refereeing career is one of the four recipients. Congratulations Pat from all your friends and former refereeing colleagues from Stockton, the North Riding and throughout Durham County.

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Pride,” which is now available to purchase via iTunes. The song, and the charity have the ongoing support of a number of international players, as well as a host of premiership teams. Their support is invaluable and has helped to build the reputation of Rugby for Heroes as well as creating the amazing video that accompanies the “With Pride” song.

PLAYERS WANTED Redcar Athletic are looking for players to join the growing girls section. Specifically Under 9 girls, school years 3 and 4. Anyone interested please contact Steph on 07854314887.

Are you a coach, manager, parent or owner of a community sports facility? We welcome reports, pictures and information about your group or activity. We distribute within areas of Guisborough, Marske, Redcar, Middlesbrough, stokesley, Great Ayton, Stockton, Ingleby barwick, Wynyard and Hartlepool Please remember that we are a small dedicated team and will only know about events if you let us know! Telephone us on 01642 633866 or send us an email with your contact details and we will print your success story so long as space permits in the ‘good news’ paper.

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Children’s spinal service now on Teesside Children and young people with spinal conditions now have access to a specialist team at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. This means that young patients and their families no longer need to travel the distance to Leeds or Newcastle for treatment. The specialised service ensures that children in the area with back problems can be seen by experts at James Cook and have access to a specialist nurse who provides support and essential advice. Ciaran Jasper, 16, was one of the first to benefit from the scheme when she hurt her back in a trampolining accident. Shortly after the accident the teenager started suffering pains in her back and her GP referred her to James Cook for further investigations. While looking for the cause of her pain X-rays incidentally revealed that Ciaran was suffering from scoliosis, a condition, which had caused her spine to curve in two places like a letter “S”. Ciaran of Sedgefield had to undergo an operation to straighten her spine. Measurements taken before and after the operation show she was actually 7.5cm taller after

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