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Contact us for a free no obligation consultation Teresa.Bianchi@bianchiaccountants.co.uk www.bianchiaccountants.co.uk 07779 716 663

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Made, Supplied, Fitted and Maintained. We can repair your Electric Gates

24 hour Call Out Service

Ask to view Electric Gates in operation we have made and installed in the area.

All Areas Covered

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David Briggs Your Local Professional Painter & Decorator

Bringing high quality decorating to your home or business.

Tel: 0161 654 8436 Mob:

07930 871 066

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SPECIALISING IN DAY TO DAY MAINTENANCE & GENERAL BUILDING SERVICES... QUALITY WORKMANSHIP - NO JOB TOO SMALL

All types of property maintenance Refurbishments, small building works & alterations Roofing & Re-Roofing Re-Plastering Plumbing & Electrics (appropriate certificates issued) Kitchens & Bathrooms Fascias / Gutters Conservatories / Windows & Doors Joinery & Brickwork Pointing & Acid Cleaning Tiling Fencing, Decking & Flagging Solid Wood Floors & Laminates

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Roast Cod

with lemon, garlic and parsley crust

Perfect with a chilled glass of John’s German Sauvignon Blanc ...

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Drinks Review By John Boylan “Want a glass of Sauvignon Blanc?” “Sure!” “It’s German.” “Hmmmmm”

That, I imagine, would be most peoples reaction to being offered a German Sauvignon Blanc. But we know 2 things about Germans: 1. They’re very efficient 2. They’re excellent at engineering and manufacturing

But while classic NZ Sauv Blanc offerings are just too floral on the palate for me, this German example retains those floral aromas but the taste is more of sharp, citrus fruit. That definitely suits my palate better. So I’m future, that same conversation might sound a bit more like “Want a glass of Sauvignon Blanc?” “Sure!” “It’s German.” “Lets give it a go!”

Another, but less well known, fact about the John Germans: They absolutely love their Sauvignon Blanc! And hate that the best of it isn’t German. So what does a super-efficient, engineering nation do? Set about making one of their own. But despite Germany’s history of producing quality products, on being presented by this offering, I was sceptical despite the vendor being very enthusiastic about it. More accurately, I wanted it to be awful so the good people of Sancerre could rest easily. Reh Kendermann have conjured the very accomplished, if obviously highly technical, Kalkstein Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Pfalz as an answer to a Marlborough Sauvignon, and in the UK is only £6.98 at Asda supermarkets, apparently – so rather cheaper than most New Zealand wines.

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Bad Mums’ Club Public Health Warning We have been informed of an outbreak of Meta ‘Mum’ Phasis in Alkrington. It’s quite contagious and is something that can affect all Mums at some point in their life, some sooner than others.

I’m not asking you I’m telling you Are you sure you don’t need the toilet before we leave?

Possible side –effects:

The moment you realise you have turned into your mother!

Weekend visits to the garden centre and housing stores. Getting excited over buying a frying pan or juicer. Visiting pubs with soft play areas just to be able to finish a glass of wine. Falling asleep at the cinema when the lights go down.

Symptoms:

How long does it last?

Early warning signs include verbal ‘Mum’ diarrhoea to your kids, such as:

Until the kids turn into teens and you enjoy a mid-life crisis phase and start wearing over the knee boots and dancing inappropriately on tables at nightclubs frequented by 21 year olds!

What is Meta ‘Mum’ Phasis?

Shut that door, were you born in a barn? You’ll be laughing on the other side of your face

Treatment:

I’ve got eyes in the back of my head

Gin to numb the realisation

If I have to tell you one more time…

General Advice:

There’ll be tears before bedtime

If you think you or someone you know has Meta ‘Mum’ Phasis act quickly, common symptoms can be reversed, through good friends and support.

I’m warning you… I’ll count to 10 If the wind changes you’ll stay like that Well I’m NOT Molly’s Mum, I’m yours If you carry on like that you won’t be going anywhere If you don’t finish your tea, there won’t be any dessert

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In the meantime follow @BadMumsClubUK on Facebook for therapy and make sure you book a ticket for the next Bad Mums’ Club event on June 14th at Alkrington Community Centre. Meta ‘Mum’ Phasis together we can wipe it out!

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St Thomas More Playgroup Under New Management

Opening September 2018 Morning Sessions available: 8.30 am -12.30 pm Please contact Gemma Mackridge on: 0161 818 9709 email: info@stmplaygroup.co.uk www.stmplaygroup.co.uk Please mention Alkrington Life when responding to adverts

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We have many years experience in the SMART Repair Business.

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R CULLEN Painting & Decorating Over 25 years experience Locally based High quality decorating Interior and exterior work Free quotes Competitive prices

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“If you want it shifting I’ll take it” Garden Walls Sheds Garages Trees Old furniture Full house clearances All rubbish taken to local recycling centre Can arrange skips if needed FREE HONEST QUOTES & RELIABLE SERVICE

Phone Steve on 07984 024 948 I can also provide door to door delivery on large items from b&q or ebay etc

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Numbers Police Enquiries* (0161) 872 5050

NHS Non-emergency Helpline* 111

Crime Stoppers*† 0800 555 111

North Manchester General Hospital* (0161) 795 4567

Middleton Neighbourhood Police* (0161) 856 8701

Tesco Extra Pharmacy (open 7 days) (0161) 956 2847

Heywood Fire Station* (01706) 901 203

Alkrington Library (0161) 643 7799

Water (United Utilities)†† 0845 746 2200

Rochdale Council (switchboard) (01706) 647 474

Gas (National Grid)† 0800 111 999

Traveline†† 0871 200 2233

Electricity (Electricity Northwest)† 0800 195 4141

GMPTE Enquiries (0161) 228 7811

RSCPA Rochdale Animal Centre (01706) 861 897

National Rail Enquiries†† 08457 48 49 50

RSPCA 24hr Cruelty Line 0300 1234 999

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Local 24 Hr Emergency Plumbing Service Specialist in Replacement & New Design Bathrooms/ En Suites / Showers / Cloakrooms Central Heating Systems / Boilers / Radiators - Replacement & Repairs Cylinders/Tanks/Ball Valves/Taps/ WCs/ Basins Washing Machines / Dish washers Emergency Bursts / Leaks All Types of building work undertaken FREE ESTIMATES

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Spring Book Sale

We are having a spring clear out this April at Alkrington Library. All of our booksale books are currently just 10p. Why not come down, have a browse and see if you can pick up a bargain! Did you know that we also accept donations of books for our booksale shelves? If you’re in need of a clear out yourself then we’ll happily take books off your hands. For more details call in and speak to a member of staff or call 0161 643 7799.

in the children’s library until the next session. Booking is essential as the sessions are very popular, so to book your place, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Alkrington Lego Club. Our Lego Club sessions are aimed at children aged 5+, but for the little ones we also run a Duplo Play session. This is a free play session, just come along and spend some time with the little ones and encourage them to create anything they like! Duplo Play runs every Monday morning from 10am-12pm. No booking required, just turn up!

Crafts for Kids

Attention all pesky pirates and pirate lovers! The booking is now open for this month’s wonderful Crafts for Kids session at Alkrington Library. We have a great selection of pirate themed crafts to keep little ones of all ages entertained, aimed at children up to the age of 12 years old. Our swashbuckling pirate craft workshop will run 4-5pm on Friday 27th April. Booking is essential, to book your place now either email Alkrington.library @ rochdale.gov.uk , call 0161 643 7799 or drop into the library and speak to a member of staff.

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May Bank Holiday

As always, Alkrington Library will be closed on Monday 7th May for Bank Holiday Monday and our next working day will be Thursday 10th May. However, our online digital library is open 24 hours a day and books can be renewed online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/libraries or over the phone on 0300 303 8876. For more details on anything regarding Alkrington Library, please contact the library: 0161 643 7799 during library opening hours. You can also email Alkrington.library@rochdale.gov.uk

Calling all Lego lovers! Did you know that For book renewals please ring 0300 303 8876 Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. Alkrington Library runs monthly Lego Clubs? www.facebook.com/ We run two identical sessions on the third RochdaleBoroughLibraries Monday and the first Friday of every month. We give you a theme and off you go, make your greatest creation, show and tell us all about it and then all creations are displayed

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Little Soles of Mcr has been established by Lindsay and Louise who live locally and between them are mums to four children who range from the ages of 3 to 13. Like many other parents, they have struggled over the years to find the correct fitting shoes for their children, but more importantly knowing how all children’s needs are different! Their frustrations have contributed to a passion for good shoes, where they strongly believe that having the correctly fitted shoe is vital for the development of little feet. After successfully completing training with Shoe Society, Lindsay and Louise are excited to bring some variety and choice to local residents. From pre-walkers to early teens, they offer a bespoke fitting and measuring service for growing feet! Little Soles are passionate about their business and pride themselves on excellent customer service, whilst offering a wide selection of high quality shoes, including school shoes for both primary and secondary ages. Little Soles of Mcr offer a very warm welcome to their shop to say hello, have a browse, ask their advice or just have a chat, as they are really keen to get to know you all and be a part of the community.

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St Peter’s School Spring Fair Sunday 29th April 11.30 am - 2.30 pm Kirkway, Alkrington Games, Crafts, Donkey Rides, Bouncy Castles etc

Everyone Welcome !

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Index Accountants Bianchi Chartered Accountants ……………64 Middleton Accountancy Services ………………..29

B & W Boilers …………..62 Kwik Plumb……………..42 Direct Plumbing 24…….38 SJE Superiors………….27

Gardening / Landscaping AH Gardening…………...9 Fairways Landscapes….10 Green Thumb………… 28 LB Groundwork…………42 Childcare SDF Landscapes……….12 Baytree Park Nursery….16 Urban Landscapes……..22

Aerials Alkrington Aerials………56 Middleton Aerials………. 5 Children’s Shoes Little Souls……………...15 Alarms / Security Cleaning Services Jet It UK………………..11 Advantage Alarms……...52 Premier PVC……………1 Red 7…………………….9 Spring Cleans………….30 Appliance Sales Community Events Moston La. Appliances...59 Bad Mums’ Club………..19 Arts & Crafts Glitter Arty…………….. 47 Computer Services Bathrooms Computers at Home…...64 Complete En-Suite…….37 Domestic Care Beauty Therapy Heritage Health………...55 R&R Holistic Therapy….37 Drives Bedrooms A Fallon & Son………….52 EuroStyle………………..43 Electricians CEA Electrical…………..12 Blinds Archer Blinds……………68 DMS Electrical………….30 Electrix…………………..36 Building & Construction Wrights Electrical………44 & Supplies Ullmer Electrical…….….42 AD Brickwork……………..7 D Cleary… …………......16 Estate Agents DPL Brickwork………….11 Henstock Property Godfrey Builders………..40 Services…………………67 Neate Interiors…………...8 McGowan Homes………39 SDF Pointing …………...17 Pearson Ferrier………….6

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Oven Cleaning Manchester Oven Cleaners…………………27 The Oven Cleaner……...44

Painter & Decorator Garden Rooms Alan Storton……………..56 Garden Pod Solutions….51 David Briggs………….....11 R Cullen………………....37 Gates & Railings Hill Farm Forge…………40 Ray Worrall …………....38 Pet Services Diggs for Dogs……...….41 Imperial Grooming………3 Posh Paws………………17 Golf Clubs Plasterer North Manchester Golf DN Renovations ……….12 Club……………………….7 MW Plastering……….….56 PJ Plastering……………27 Gyms Hopwood Hall………….34 Property Maintenance AGV Property …………..15 Elite………………………21 Handyman AJ Services……………..36 Removals Glass Specialists Cloudy 2 Clear………… .4 Middleton Glass ……….44

SMT…………..…………27 Holiday Clubs Hopwood Hall…………..35 Roofing Duckworth Roofing……..58 Hypnotherapy & Middleton Roofing………36 Psychotherapy Emma Newman ………..37 Solicitors Temperley Taylor………13 Jewellery Specialists Platts Jewellers………...50 Television Services /

Joinery Alkrington Joinery…….....5 Fireplaces Car Services Heat Depot…………….. 23 Collier Property Developments…………..62 Colour Quick…………….24 Florists Lark Joinery …………….29 Garden of Eden………..32 Carpet Retail & Fitting Kitchens Chris Kelly’s EuroStyle………………..43 Framing Carpet Market…………..45 The Frame Shop……….20 Kitchens at Home ……...57 Number 1 Kitchens……..31 Carpet & Furniture French Polishers Cleaning Legal Services Star Cleaning Services...38 Pro Polishers…………….9 James Miller…………….26 Funeral Services Locksmith Central Heating & Greater Manchester Mobile Locksmith & Key Plumbing Funeral Services………..2 Cutting…………………...17 A & J Burns……………..30

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Motor Mechanic S Bolz Car Engineer…..53

Repairs Alkrington Aerials………12 Tree Surgery Special Branch ………...11 Upholstery Fittons……………………29 UPVC Specialist UPVC Coatings……..………..…65 Van Maintenance Van Parts………………..10 Windows & Doors Crown Windows ………33 Vista Windows………….40 Your Choice…………….63

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