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GREY Matters at Keele University

New outreach initiative offers excitingly-active opportunities for seniors

‘GREY Matters’ will give senior members a social space, where you can meet and exchange ideas and share your skills, and can be anything that an individual can bring to the group.

Events and activities involving students, staff and ‘Grey Matters’ members are planned around three strands. THE GARDENING CLUB: a series of talks, invited speakers from the student and academic community and the group itself to share tips, experiences and skills on growing food, composting etc. There will also be physical, outdoor activities, based in the new sustainability hub courtyard, campus grounds and gardens and allotmentdevelopments on-campus. SUSTAINABLE LIVING: a series of invited talks from the academic and local community on how to reduce waste, energy-use and energy-bills. THE CHANGING PLANET: a series of talks, slideshows and activities on subjects ranging from

Tailor-made products and services for the over 50s Age UK understand that when choosing the right product or service, you want someone you can rely on. With this in mind, Age UK offer a range of quality and reliable products and services designed for the needs of the over 50s. These range from Home, Travel and Car Insurance, to Gas and Electricity, Funeral Plans and Personal Alarms. Age UK offer a friendly face-toface service through over 200 UK-wide sales offices. They look after their customers and can arrange a number of products for you, including Which? Recommended car insurance. Through their product partner Ageas Insurance Limited they have won customer service awards including ‘Claims Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Customer Care’ from the British Insurance Awards 2010 as well as ‘Excellence in Customers Service’ award at the Financial World Innovation Awards 2010. As part of Age UK’s ongoing dedication to improving later life, net

In August, 2011, the project secured £3,560 from Keele’s Key Fund, a scheme funded by Keele alumni to pay for initial sessions and equipment. The interdisciplinary project is based at Keele’s new Sustainability Hub and brings together expertise from throughout the University. The project is managed by the Active Ageing team within the Institute of Life Course Studies and members of the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences within the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Said Domonique Birks, Business Development Manager for Active Ageing at Keele: “The older generation have a lot to offer in terms of experience in sustainability and a key feature of the project is intergenerational exchange of experience and knowledge.” To book your membership now, please contact Domonique Birks, Business Development Manager - Active Ageing, Room CBA2.034, Chancellor’s Building, Keele University ST5 5BG, on (01782) 733830 or via email: d.birks@ilcs.keele.ac.uk

Are you 55 or over? ...and do you want to be part of something new and exciting?

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profits generated from selling these products and services go directly to support Age UK’s charitable activities both locally and nationally. To find out more visit your local Age UK at: Age UK North Staffordshire (Trading) Company Ltd 19 Stafford Street, Hanley Stoke On Trent ST1 1JW Tel: 01782 214922. They’re open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4am. You can also call 0800 085 3741. Or go online at: www.ageuk.org.uk/products

Home, Travel and Car Insurance are provided by Ageas Insurance Limited Age UK Enterprises Limited is a commercial services arm of Age UK (registered charity number 1128267) and donates its net profits to Age UK. Age UK is a registered trademark. The use of the name and logo ‘Age UK’ is done so under licence agreement between Age UK and Age UK Enterprises Limited. Promoter: Age UK Enterprises Limited (Marketing Department), Linhay House, Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7UP. MP2603V1APR11 SL034208_11

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biodiversity and pollution to new technology and space.

Matters at Keele University Project ‘Grey Matters’ at Keele is a new outreach initiative started in September 2011 aimed primarily towards the ‘ageing’ (50+) local community. The project provides a meeting facility and access to education programmes for the ‘older’ community, where they can engage in various educational activities and be actively involved in the Keele Campus Community. Benefits of Membership to Grey Matters at Keele include: t Free Membership t Discounts to various Keele Events t Discounts at various local business and coffee shops in the surrounding areas t Invitation to Annual Seniors’ Ball t Access to Education on campus and use of community resources

Grey Matters at Keele Telephone 01782 733830 Email: d.birks@ilcs.keele.ac.uk

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Cloisters Tutoring “Join our team” says Sue!

A NEW Year again, and our thoughts are now focussing upon the Summer of 2012. Principal, Sue Brown BA (Hons) PGCE, and her team at Cloisters Tutoring & Educational Services are preparing resources for the expected rush for tutoring. This is the time of year when parents start to realise that, in only a few months’ time, their children will be sitting their final exams. If you have free time and are suitably qualified, now is a great time to join the team and make use of your skills. Cloisters can offer an hour or a few hours of one-to-one tuition which you can decide upon: all introductions are exclusive. “I often have enquiries for pastimes; so, even if you do not have qualifications, but have plenty of experience, we may be able to offer you a client,” explained Sue, adding: “We always welcome new tutors, and it is free to join our database; the only requirements are that you have a current CRB, if you wish to work with children.” If readers have family and friends who have children, there is evidence that they can improve with one-to-one tuition. Cloisters realises that all children are individuals who learn in different ways and at different speeds. “Our tutors can provide encouragement and bring self-confidence, giving a child an advantage in the classroom,” said Sue. Cloisters can cater for all subjects, at all levels, whether it is for an academic subject, to learn a new skill or just part of a leisure pastime. The wide range of subjects includes the popular subjects of Maths, English and the Sciences to Art, ICT, Bookkeeping, Law and Stage Design: the list is endless and ever-growing. “It is not only children that we cater for, but also adults who wish to do academic subjects or who wish either to aid business or family-member or as additional support, if completing a college course,” added Sue, with further information obtainable on the website: www.cloisterstutoring.co.uk Cloisters (Midlands North) is an established educational Agency which specialises in providing individual tutoring, either in the home or in the home of a local tutor. It is also a Criminal Records Bureau Umbrella

Body, which means that Cloisters can also offer CRB checks to any type of organisation; more information is available on the website: www. crbcloisters.co.uk or by contacting Sue on (01782) 889011.

One Bedroom Retirement

FLATS TO RENT

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VICTORIA COURT, FENTON One bedroom flats comprising lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, suitable for a single person only. If you are aged 60 or over and would be interested in any of the above, please contact Jasmine Simpson at: Sanctuary Housing Association

Tel: 01782 403561

Paul’s Coaches 39-53 SEATER COACHES EXECUTIVE 49 & 53 SEATER For private hire, tours & contracts A fleet of luxury coaches

Tel: 01782 513666 Fax: 01782 519000

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FLATS TO RENT

AGED 60 OR OVER ONLY

SANDON COURT, MEIR One bedroom flats comprising lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, suitable for a single person only. If you are aged 60 or over and would be interested in any of the above, please contact Jasmine Simpson at: Sanctuary Housing Association

Tel: 01782 403561

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CLOISTERS Tutoring & Educational Services

STOKE • STAFFORD • CREWE Local Tutors, CRB & Police Checked All Subjects, All Ages Free Info & Advice

NEW TUTORS WELCOME

Tel: 01782 889011 www.cloisterstutoring.co.uk

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A family business since 1905

For peace of mind... find out more about a pre-arranged funeral plan • Scheme fully approved by the National Association of Funeral Directors • Contact us for a no-obligation discussion or to arrange an appointment

Phone 01782 313542

(24 hours) 315 UttoxeterRoad, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5LQ

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Lawton Manor Care Home Proud to be Recognised as an Excellent Rated Home

Set in two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Lawton Manor, like all Majesticare’s luxury care homes, has always offered the best possible quality of life, and now with our Garden Rooms extension, we can offer our residents, their friends and families even more. We have a number of rooms available, all featuring the highest possible standards of luxury and the latest technology, including full en-suite with shower, electric profiling beds, flat screen TV and extensive views of the countryside or gardens. Our residents benefit from experienced staff who provide professional personalised care and a whole range of services to enhance their lives. There is no better way to get a feel for the luxury and attention to detail we offer at Lawton Manor than to come for a visit. At Lawton Manor we offer:

24 Hour Nursing Care

Day Care

Long & Short Term Care

Respite & Convalescent Care

Palliative Care

Specialist Care

If you would like more information or have any questions about Lawton Manor and the Majesticare way of life, please call our House Manager, Ann Ball, on 01270 844200 Address: Lawton Manor, Church Lane, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3DD Email: lawtonmanor@majesticare.co.uk Website: www.majesticare. co.uk

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SEASON’S GREETINGS TO ALL CUSTOMERS

Need a Skip? TONY CARTER, TC SKIP HIRE COMMERCIAL & DOMESTIC

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Bengry’s the Bakers

J.H. HEATH & SONS

A long established family business WHOLESALE SUPPLIERS TO THE LICENSED CATERING TRADE French sticks • Baps • Bread rolls Delivering fresh products daily Call in to see our complete range

HOME REARED QUALITY MEAT

Varied choice, full traceability on all our meats SELECTION OF SAUSAGES & BURGERS Also stock cheeses & selection of cooked meats

SPRING ROAD, NORMACOT Tel: 01782 313405 FOR ORDERS AND ENQUIRIES

Tel: 01538 753139

Seasons Greetings from Christine, Alex, Natalie & Judy

Spe cialising in cutting , styling , colouring & per m ing Variou s styles available Opening times: Tues-Thur 9am-5pm Friday 9am-7pm,

R. B. Plumbing and Heating Fully qualified for all your plumbing needs

• Boilers • Service • Repair or replacement • Central heating • Kitchens • Bathrooms etc.

Discounts for OAPs Gas Safe registered

Call 07963 326803

NEWLIFE TREES & LANDSCAPES

All aspects of Garden & Tree Work undertaken

Fully Insured All work to BS3 998 standard RFS Cert arb NPTC Fully Qualified

Turfing, Fencing, Patios Garden Design

Quality seasoned logs available

Tel: 01538 361432 or 07900 995 139 www.newlifetl.co.uk

BURSLEM GLASS

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To Advertise Tel: 01782 204392

Est 30 Years - Family Business • UPVC • Windows & Doors FREE ESTIMATES • Conservatories • Soffits Open 8 - 5 Mon to Fri • Fascias & 8.30 -12.30 Saturday • Guttering

Saturday 8.30am-4pm

For A Guaranteed Personal Service At Very Competitive Prices

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WHARF PLUMBING LTD The Wharf, Kent Green Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent. ST7 3JZ Tel: 01782 782108 Fax: 01782 785158

Congleton Plumbing & Heating Station Yard, Park Lane, Congleton. CW12 3DE Tel: 01260 279584 (Free parking next to Congleton Railway Station)

Christmas Greetings from ALL at

The Queens Head Your traditional friendly drinkers pub

Enjoy fine traditional & guest ales Large screen Sky TV covering all major sporting events • Sat night karaoke • DARTS • POOL TABLE

Tel: 01782 783208

28 MARKET STREET, KIDSGROVE

GREETINGS TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN ENTERTAINMENT

WILLIAMS & JAMES Chartered Certified Accountants

Seasons Greetings To All Our Clients

75 The Boulevard, Tunstall, SOT

Tel: (01782) 812968

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Cheswardine Hall Residential & Nursing Home Cheswardine Hall: Our Home, Your Home - A ‘Hidden Gem’ CHESWARDINE Hall is a little off the beaten track and, yet, central to a good number of villages and towns in Shropshire and Staffordshire - and but a ‘stone’s-throw’ away from Cheshire. Those who have found us have usually been recommended by residents, relatives or friends, who, themselves, stumbled across us, when looking for respite, convalescence, residential or nursing services.

We are one of the few, remaining, family-ownedand-run care homes in the area, and look forward to extending a warm welcome to you, members of your family and friends. Family is important to you and it is important to us; you want the best for your family and we want the best for you. Whatever your need, we are confident that we can tailor our offering to match your needs.

A number of our clients have been resident with us for a number of years, while others us for a few weeks every year to ‘recharge their batteries’.

Our advertisement can give you a flavour of life at Cheswardine; however, a visit will enable you to see for yourselves.

We are proud of our heritage, having opened our doors as a care home more than twenty-five years ago, run and managed by the Poole family.

For further information or to discuss your needs, please call Dominic Poole on (01630) 661316, or visit our website at www.cheswardinehall.co.uk

RESIDENTIAL, NURSING & RESPITE CARE SINGLE & DOUBLE EN-SUITE

TELEPHONE:01630 661316

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SENIOR HEALTH MATTERS Biddulph Bathing Solutions (Opening Soon)

FOR ALL YOUR BATHING NEEDS WALK IN BATHS, HOISTS, CHAIRS & WET ROOMS

FULL ADVICE & INSTALLATION SERVICE OPENING JANUARY 2012

01782 515 695

Charlie: 07966 134 143 Steve: 07814 325 725 / 07896 067 848

North Staffs Heart Commitee Founded 1979

(www.northstaffsheart.org.uk/charity)

THE LEADING

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HEART CHARITY Caring for Cardiac Patients

We have raised over

LOCALLY

£4.5 MILLION

Supports Research, Diagnosis, Treatment and Welfare

Donations and Bequests welcomed & acknowleged

Chairman: A. J. G. (Tony) Berry MBE Sneyd Cottage, 5 Herm Close, Seabridge, Newcastle, Staffs., ST5 3LL

Tel/Fax (01782) 622463 The North Staffs Heart Committee is an independent charity serving the interests of cardiac patients residing or receiving treatment in North Staffordshire. IT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OTHER NATIONAL OR LOCAL CHARITY OF SIMILAR NAME

Look after yourself this winter at Armstrongs Then to help sore throats and stomach infections, why not try a daily dose of Manuka honey? This has unique antiseptic qualities and is used to treat infections in hospitals in New Zealand. Always ensure that your Manuka honey is UMF rated, so you know that it is active. However, there is an alternative if you don’t like the taste of honey, as you can reap Echinacea is a popular anti-viral and anti-fungal all the benefits in Manuka Honey capsules that are also herb which is traditionally used to help available. These easy to swallow capsules can be easily carried keep colds and other around with you and you never infections at bay. It is important to take a high know when you might need them! strength form of this product, especially one that is standardised to contain a high level of polyphenols which are the active ingredients. Keeping fit and healthy during the winter is extremely important especially when coughs and colds are rife. Well help is at hand, as your local health store Armstrong’s has a number of products to keep you well this wintertime.

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Special offers at Armstrongs! Lifeplan Echinacea Time Release 90 Tabs HALF PRICE NOW £5.99 Goldenhills Manuka Honey 20+ 90 Caps NOW ONLY £9.99

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Sandbach Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Treatments offered include

• Sports Injuries • Back & Neck Problems • Sports Massage • Paediatric Sports Injuries • Growth Development Issues • Whiplash Injuries • Acupuncture • Work Related Injuries • Manipulative Therapy • Orthopaedic Injuries • Neurology, Stroke, MS • Pre/post Orthopaedic Surgery

We are able to offer acupuncture to our clients for a wide range of symptoms. Advice on exercise, sports rehabilitation and stretching programmes.

12 Abbey Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3HA

For an immediate appointment

Tel. 01270 763025

Info@sandbach-physio.co.uk

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FLATS TO RENT

AGED 60 OR OVER ONLY

SANDON COURT, MEIR One bedroom flats comprising lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, suitable for a single person only. If you are aged 60 or over and would be interested in any of the above, please contact Jasmine Simpson at: Sanctuary Housing Association

Tel: 01782 403561

W A N T E D W A T C H E S ALL MAKES CONSIDERED ANY AGE OR CONDITION WORKING OR NOT

CASH PAID PRIVATE COLLECTOR

07518 672 100

North Staffs Housing Require TERRACED and ex local authority and mineshafted houses

in any condition

FOR CASH • Legal fees paid • Very fast completions • On the spot decisions AS HEARD ON SIGNAL RADIO Ring Rod Smith or Simon Keats

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Stoke Rep Theatre There’s nothing like a nice quiet family wedding . . and this is NOTHING like a nice quiet family wedding!!

Banish the January blues with Mike Harding’s outrageous comedy. A riotous stag night, drunken priest and half the guests with a blinding hangover. . . . will Mark and Deirdre ever make it up the aisle?

Fur Coat and No Knickers 23rd to 28th January 2012 at 7.30pm

Matinee: Saturday 28th at 2.30pm Tickets: £9.00 Õ1st Night and Saturday matinee £7.00 ÕStudents £5.00 (any performance) Book online at www.stokerep.org.uk Tickets available now from Music Mania, Piccadilly Arcade, Hanley, SoT. Telephone 01782 206000 (No additional booking fee payable on tickets purchased through Music Mania) Rep Box Office open Mon 16th to Fri 20th and Mon 23rd to Sat 28th January 2012 5.00pm to 8.00pm Rep Box Office telephone: 01782 209784

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Exclusively for Ladies - Look great for Christmas 2011 CHRISTMAS is the perfect time to bring out our favourite dresses and wear them to parties. Women of all ages love to wear dresses for numerous occasions, especially the festive season, since they render the celebrations vibrant and colourful (not to mention making their wearer look gorgeously glamorous!).

SHAPERS

Even if you are Blythe Bridge’s Longest Established celebrating the UNISEX HAIRDRESSERS day at home with just your close Frank, Debbie, Mandy & Gemma family, wearing a stylish dress will wish all clients a Merry surely make you Christmas and a Happy 2012 feel elegant in the gathering? Specialising in: Cutting, Perming, Colouring, Highlights, Lowlights, Blow Drying etc.

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Looking well in dresses is not just about wearing the right one, since the different

UNIQUE HAIR SALON LADIES ONLY 12 Carlisle Street, Dresden (next to Oatcake Kitchen) Local, friendly salon, excellent prices, OAP rates every day, open Mondays, qualified staff Open 6 days a week, Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat 9.30 - 5.30 Thurs & Fri 9.30 - 7

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accessories have also to be essayed correctly. If your dress is very simple, you can use heavilyworked jewellery; however, if the dress features a myriad of designs, it is wise to keep the jewellery minimal (sometimes, you can even ‘skip’ wearing any, if you feel ‘in the mood’). High-heeled shoes go very well with dresses (and the more, different colours you possess, the better), whilst a stylish handbag, purse or clutch are other things to be included All my gowns can be custom in your Christmas made in any size and colour shopping-list. All our wedding gowns are ÂŁ199 or less The classic ‘little black dress’ is a classic piece of clothing that is ideal for Christmas parties (indeed, it is a wardrobe ‘staple’ whatever your age).

All our Bridesmaid dresses are ÂŁ139 or less All our flower girl dresses are ÂŁ100 or less All pageboy suits are ÂŁ39 each Chair Cover Hire ÂŁ1.99 per chair including matching sash of your choice Delivery, set up & collection included

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Annie’s Hairdressers All Aspects of Hairdressing Cuts, blowdrys etc. Open Tues – Sat 10am Late Night Available

Telephone 01782 821819 10 | December 2011

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PETS ARE SENTIENT CREATURES - THEY ARE NOT FESTIVE 'GIFTS'!! 203 Grindley Lane, Blythe Bridge PORTABLE BUILDING MANUFACTURERS (01782) 397572 Fax: (01782) 396622 ANIMAL FEED MERCHANTS HORTICULTURAL SUPPLIES • PET SUPPLIES

Season’s Greeting to our many friends & supporter in Staffordshire

(01782) 392125 Fax: (01782) 396622

BOARDING KENNELS AT BORDER COLLIE TRUST GB rescue and re-home border collies throughout the UK

RESCUE CENTRE & KENNELS TEL: 01889 577058 www.acresfold.co.uk HEATH WAY, COLTON, RUGELEY www.bordercollietrustgb.org.uk MERRY XMAS FROM ALL AT BORDER COLLIE TRUST

01782 214683

Late night opening Mon/ Thurs

at HOVERINGHAM DRIVE EATON PARK ST2 9PS

Friendly, affordable, modern health care for all your pets

PLEASE TELE PHONE from FOR Seasons Greetings AN APPOINTMENT SHIRES!!

To Advertise Tel: 01782 204392 Seasons Greetings From Us All

Willow Veterinary Clinic The Willow Veterinary Clinic is a fully equipped, recently extended practice with all of the facilities and equipment needed to provide a very high level of care for dogs, cats and small pets. Non corporate practice and extensive surgical facilites.

24-HOUR ON-SITE VETERINARY PROVISION For registered clients We offer 24-hour on-site care for registered clients. This means that if your pet requires emergency treatment outside normal working hours, they will be seen at the practice, by our usual staff. Similarly, if your animal needs hospitalisation overnight, it will be cared for at the practice. We now offer a collection and delivery service for your pets - contact the surgery for details SURGERY TIMES Monday-Friday 9.15-10.15 and 1.00-2.00 Open Surgery 5.00-7.30 Appointments only If you are unable to make these times, other appointments can be made by prior arrangement. Saturday 9.00-12.00 Open Surgery Sunday: Emergencies only

www.willowveterinaryclinic.co.uk

385 Leek Road, Endon 01782 503166 (next to the Black Horse pub)

C.D. Curry BVSc GPCert(Ophthal) MRCVS V. Poole MA VetMB GPCert(EM&S) MRCVS

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Christmas

Wining

&

Dining

What IS so special about ‘bubbly’?! LET’S face it: Christmas and New Year’s Eve involve, if nothing else, a sense of celebration!

The year of 2011 is almost at an end, and it is obvious that (in spite of all the country’s economic problems) there will be enough money left to eat out in

The

Black Horse Festive Lunch Menu Prior Booking Only

Starters Homemade Soup Prawn Cocktail Garlic or Garlic Cheese Bread Main Course Roast Turkey Roast Beef Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin Stuffed Mushrooms Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Veg Chipolata & Bacon Roll Dessert Sweet Board Christmas Pudding Cheese & Crackers Mince Pies, Coffee

28th Nov - 23rd Dec 12-2pm (Mon to Sat Evening Available) (for 8 or more, call for details)

2 course £8.25 • 3 courses £10.75 4 courses £12.75

SUTTON STREET CHESTERTON 01782 561313

The fermentation-process naturally produces carbon dioxide gas (CO2), the waste-product of the yeasts devouring the sugars.

(considerable) style! Can there be a better way of celebrating than by ordering bottles of ‘bubbly’ to your table as you wine-and-dine?! But, what exactly are ‘sparkling wines’ - and why are they so popular?

All sparkling wines start life as ‘still’ wines, and have the ‘sparkle’ added later (the crucial factor in the quality of every sparkling wine is how the ‘fizz’ is added).

The

In ‘still’ wine-making, this gas is allowed to escape, but, in sparkling wines, the CO2 is retained, dissolving within the wine which kept under pressure.

Miners Rest

3 Course Christmas Fayre Menu £9.99 Available Dec 1st - 23rd and Jan 3rd - 31st lunchtimes and evenings

5 Course Christmas Day Menu £25.99 At these prices - BOOK EARLY

New Sizzler Menu. Steaks from £6.95 Sunday Lunches £4.95 Choice of 3 meats. Roast parsnips & potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal veg,Yorkshire pud, stuffing & gravy.

Famous 5 Menu £3.99

Wishing all customers ‘Old and New’ Seasons Greetings

Truly homemade Steak & Ale Pie, Sausage & Mash, Fish, Scampi or Burger. Other meals, Liver & Bacon, Homemade Lasagne, Chilli, Omelettes,Vegetarian meals, Specials Board.

The Little Darlings Menu £2.99 With FREE Fruit Shoot & Ice-cream.

OAP Special - free tea or coffee with meal New Concept - Take Away Anything on our menus can be pre-ordered for pick up.

All our food is locally sourced and freshly prepared to order Tue s & Weds Specials Board 2 Dine for £10.50

Food served 12.30-11.00pm Monday - Saturday 12.30-9.00pm Sunday NEW YEARS PARTY - Fancy Dress Ticket only £10 includes buffet and first drink

Froghall Road, Cheadle.

Tel: 01538 528397

THURS PIE NIGHT

All home-made 6.00pm – 9.00pm POPULARS SPECIALS BOARD Fri & Sat Night Choice menu includes game & fish TR ADITIONA L SUNDAY LUNCH 12 noon – 2.00 pm • TRADITIONAL ALES • BEER GARDEN •

Tel : 01782 720486

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When it is released, the CO2 bubbles to the surface. The method for producing a wine filled with CO2 varies from the very time-consuming and expensive ‘Champagne’ method of natural, secondary ferementation in individual bottles, to the comparativelyinexpensive and

The Wheel Inn Longsdon

Merry Christmas to all our customers Open throughout Christmas and New Year • Traditional Pub and Restaurant • Fresh, Home-cooked food served daily • Weddings/Parties/Functions etc. • Beer garden and children's play area

PIE NIGHT TUESDAY

2 Course Special Monday–Friday

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Christmas

Wining

&

Dining

easy method of introducing the gas During this time, a second into tanks of ‘still’ wine. fermentation takes place, and the yeasts and sugars create CO2 This high-quality, dry white wine which, because it is in a sealed is made (usually from a blend of container, cannot escape, dissolves chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot into the liquid. meunier grapes) with ‘ordinary’ tank-fermentation. Increasingly popular amongst discerning diners is Rosé Once the wine is complete, it is Champagne, which is created by placed into special, heavyweight a gentle pressing of the skins of bottles, and a fresh dose of yeast the pinot noir grape content of the and sugar is added. champagne, thus producing the The bottles are, then, capped and ‘pink’ colour and different favour of these wines. placed in the cool cellars of the winery for up to two years.

Angies CAFE

Remember: it’s ‘all in the nose’: the shape of the glass from

THE ROYAL OAK

7A CHEADLE SHOPPING CENTRE, CHEADLE CAR PARK (above Vacation World)

- FREE HOUSE -

we would like to wish all our customers a very merry christmas and a happy new year.

WINTER SPECIAL

CUP OF TEA/COFFEE BEFORE 11AM AND GET A FREE PIECE OF TOAST Christmas hout Lunch throug - 3pm .30 December 11 1 course £5.00 2 courses £6.95 3 courses £8.50

To All Our Customers Merry Xmas From All At THe Royal Oak

FANTASTIC RANGE OF TRADITIONAL ALES COURAGE DIRECTORS, JOULE & LONDON PRIDE PLUS 3 GUESTS Samuel Smiths Cider 5.2abv £2.50a pint

TAKEAWAYS AVAILABLE All our food is freshly prepared and cooked on the premises.

Daily homemade specials and normal menu available including takeout and free delivery (main town centre only) Open Mon-Fri 8.30-3pm, Sat 8.30-2.30 Tel: 01538 750128

FUNCTION ROOM MONTHLY TUESDAY QUIZ NIGHT (PROCEEDS TO CHARITY)

High Street, Harriseahead, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 4JT Tel: 01782 513362 www.royaloak-harriseahead.com

which you drink champagne can affect the flavour and sensation, because it dictates which bit of the tongue is ‘hit’ first. Therefore, insist upon a ‘tulip’ or ‘fluted’ glass with your ‘bubbly’, as this will ensure that all the effervescence will tickle your nostrils and impact joyously on your taste-buds!

THE ABBEY INN ABBEY GREEN ROAD LEEK

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Turkey Dinner

fresh local turkey served with new and roast potatoes, carrots, peas, sprouts, bacon and sausage roll, stuffing and gravy

£7.70 Turkey and Suffing Bap

fresh local turkey with stuffing and gravy, in a large toasted bap, served with chips and cranberry sause.

£6.50

2 COURSES £9.95 GREAT SUNDAY LUNCH 2-3 COURSES SERVED 12NOON - 2.30PM NEW YEARS EVE DINNER £39.95 PER PERSON INCLUDES A BOTTLE OF WINE TO SHARE

Christmas Pudding

served with warm cream, ice-cream or custard.

£3.95 FOR PARTIES OF UP TO 5 PEOPLE RECEIVE A 5% DISCOUNT FOR PARTIES OF OVER 6 PEOPLE RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT BOOK NOW on

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Wishing all our customers Seasons Greetings

PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING SERVICE

Wedding and celebration cakes, traditional puddings, cake decorations and sugar craft accessories 16 Moorhouse Street or No.6 The Buttermarket, Leek, Staffordshire Tel: 01538 398939 or (m) 07815 672148

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HARTSHILL CYCLES BIKES WANTED FOR CASH DISCOUNT NEW/USED BIKES FOR SALE Servicing from £20.00

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Now taking bookings for Turkeys, Holly, Christmas Wreaths, Christmas Trees and much more available. Stone Road, Blackbrook, Newcastle, Staffordshire.

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The Collector GOLD & SILVER JEWELLERY AT BARGAIN PRICES WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY LEEK TRESTLE MARKET Ideal gifts for that special someone

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Open 6 days or for home visits Tel: SOT 201455 anytime

Gawsworth Nurseries Ashwood, Marton Lane, Gawsworth

• PERENNIALS • ALPINES • MINI CYCLAMEN • PANSIES • BULBS • WINTER BASKETS

Tel: Margaret & Staff 01260 224553

Cobridge Community Centre

Number 1 affordable venue in the Potteries Available for weddings up to 150 people

Celebrate with us in 2011 / 2012

Function Halls, Licensed Bar, Security & Large Free Car Park Ballroom Dancing Classes Available + Tae Kwon Do

Thursday – The Luncheon Club

Open 7 days a week Tel: 01782 838045 BURSLEY ROAD, COBRIDGE

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Tel: 07521 203 222 Pat is now promoting Christmas gift vouchers & Craft Party Evenings READERS, who like to party, now have the chance to try a new kind of party - by hostessing a McKenzie Crafts Party Evening! They are just one of a host of new attractions launched by Pat Whitehouse at her Stoke-on-Trent-based craft studio. As we explained in last month's feature, McKenzie Crafts enables readers to join a myriad of sessional, bespoke weekday courses (including Card-Making, Scrapbooking, Keepsake and Gift-Making) and Saturday workshops, all at beginner, intermediary and advanced levels and priced at the eminently-affordable rate of £20. So, not only can you AFFORD to learn and practise new skills (both traditional and modern), thanks to step-by-step guidance and support offered by skilled tutors (the area's best!), but you can also have FUN and meet new friends who share an interest in the same subjects as you. Founder, Pat, has introduced the concept of 'party-evenings' to her enterprising initiative, and is looking for Craft Party Hostesses (who should either own your own home or be the rent-payer) to help her provide craft parties across the City. She asks: "What could be better than to get your girlfriends around to your home to indulge in a craft evening together? "You can enjoy an experiential evening without leaving the comfort of your own home; the cost is just £15 for the evening, and it's so much more cost-effective than the usual 'night-out' when there can be no change from £30-£40 each! "Crafting at home is accessible to all; it's great fun and adds 'another string to your bow' in social terms, as it's a great way to broaden your circle of friends." Lasting for two-and-a-half hours, Craft Parties can be booked for any time between 7pm and 8.30pm, Monday to Friday. Until recently Pat managed an NHS project in Stoke-on-Trent, but was made redundant in March, 2011. She has been an avid crafter since childhood, and her life-long enthusiasm for crafting (largely born of necessity, as a cash-strapped, young mum, living in a dilapidated, old house) to her recently-established business. "We all want nice things for ourselves and others in these hard times (this is the deepest and longest-drawn-out economic recession in my, and most of your, living memory); so, crafting provides people with an opportunity to create beautiful gifts for others for all sorts of celebrations, including, naturally, Christmas, at a fraction of what it would cost, buying them from shops," she explains. "People are beginning to find that unemployment means that they no longer have enough money for themselves and their families to live as they would like; this is bringing about a revolution in Crafting and DIY; something that was borne out by the numbers of people attending the Paper Craft Fair at Fenton recently." As an additional bonus, Pat is currently offering gift vouchers (to the value of courses and workshops). She says: "If you are struggling with ideas for Christmas presents, and looking for something different to give your friends and relatives, why not give them one of our gift vouchers to redeem in the New Year? "That way, you are not only giving a gift, but

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something that will help your friend to grow in confidence; something which constitutes the perfect gift (festive or otherwise). "They make for a delightfully-alternative present for the lady (or gent) 'who has got everything except a hobby', who, having attended the weekday courses, can go home and have something genuinely interesting and innovative to do," she explained, adding: "By learning handcrafting-skills, she (or he) will also save money, year-on-year, and, perhaps, even sell what they make to supplement their income!" For the New Year of 2012, she is launching a brace of exciting courses, featuring soft furnishings and jewellery, starting on Thursday, January 5th, as well as card-making and scrapbooking. McKenzie Crafts (the company takes its title from Pat's family name) also offers classes in such fascinating (and frequently practical) subjects as Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery; Rug-Pegging & Rag-Rug-Making; Patchwork Quilting; Soft Furnishings; D´ecoupage Art; Glass- & Tile-Painting; Hand-Stitched (Heirloom-Quilting); Bead/Felt Jewellery-Making; and Understanding & Blending Fragrances - with such a huge choice, you are bound to find something to inspire you! All craft sessions are delivered in small classes, so that you are assured of personal attention from tutors at all times: (each session lasts 2.5 hours, and some materials are included for the very modest cost of just £20).

(Ground Floor) Studio, Stoke Baptist Centre Foden Street, Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 4BU

FREE on-street parking available

Hundreds of Christmas Ideas!!

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2011 RIVERSTONES

71 High Street, Biddulph. Tel: 01782 511511 FOR A FANTASTIC RANGE OF Silver and Gold Jewellery, Handbags, Purses and Wallets, Gloves, Fashion Jewels, Watches, Scarves, etc.

To Advertise Tel:

01782 204392

POINTON’S PLANT CENTRE

For All Your Christmas Ideas Christmas trees, Holly Wreaths etc 01782 512109 07976 423818

CHRISTMAS OFFERS

POSH PUGS GROOMING PARLOUR & BOUTIQUE Samantha’s gift-vouchers for grooming-services & products - just perfect for Christmas! PET-LOVING readers can obtain EVERYTHING for your pampered pooch at Samantha Johnson’s recently launched business!

For, the good news is that Posh Pugs Grooming Parlour & Boutique has added to the veritable myriad of services and products, specially designed to create a canine heaven for pets. Sole proprietor, Samantha (who created this doggie haven just seven months ago), is now featuring bespoke ‘Santa Doggie Stockings’ for a perfect canine Christmas, plus gift-vouchers available for grooming-services and products. The Kidsgrove business offers owners (as just one part of her business) a nonpareil boutique, retailing collars, harnesses, leads (in leather, nylon

Bespoke Santa Doggie Stockings

BOUTIQUE Gifts for your Pampered Pooch

Captain Pug-Wash Fully Qualified Professional Dog Grooming Parlour

BARKERY Doggie Toys & Treats

Doggie Photography & Pamper Day

53, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove. ST7 1EA poshpugs@hotmail.co.uk wwww.poshpugs.co.uk

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and ‘bling’), all in a range of colours and sizes, wonderfully complemented by quality beds and accessories; waterproof dog-coats and doggie clothing; and House of Paws and Puchi Designer wear and pet-carriers. Owners of the locally-popular Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed will also be delighted by the choice of collars and leads in every size and all colours. In addition, the business (located at 53, Liverpool Road) provides customers with the facility of a fully-qualified, professional dog-grooming parlour (appositely named ‘Captain Pug-Wash’), with a remit of clipping, bathing, hand-stripping, trimming, ear-cleaning and, of course, nails. Thanks to more than twenty years’ dog-handling and grooming experience, the staff here groom to readers’ own, individual requirements or to traditional cuts. Moreover, the staff are experienced in handling all different breeds, sizes and behaviour of your canine chums. Explains Samantha: “We try to make the grooming process as enjoyable as possible for everyone. “We use ‘Groomers’ and ‘Pet Head’ professional shampoo and conditioners, and this will be tailored to your dog’s needs and requirements,” she says, adding: “At Posh Pugs, we do not use cabinetdrying.” Samantha’s business offers a delivery-andcollection service (fully-insured while your pet is in its care), and owners are welcomed to stay. A selection of grooming products, including Pet Head Shampoo, brushes and nail-clippers to keep your pooch in tip-top condition - and don’t forget the competitive prices and discounts (nails £3 and wash-and-groom £12)! Another facet of the business, Barkery, stocks a wide selection of toys and treats, including Organic Pet, Canine Cookie Specialised food by Royal Canin, Home-made Doggie pup cakes, ice-cream and birthday cakes, Designer Plush toys from Digity Dog and Sushi Pups. Samantha is a keen photographer, and her business, therefore, offers her clients a superb package, which she has (imaginatively) called ‘Doggie Photography & Pamper Day’. She offers clients modern photography of your pet, either on tailor-made, individual shoots on a location of your choice or at one of her monthly pamper-and-photography sessions. The remit includes prints, canvases, frames, keyrings and CDs, with prices starting at £6.99. SeniorsToday


View quality stocks of footwear at this family-run business - NOW!!

ranging from Loake’s leather-soled, formal shoes and tan country brogues to casual Padders, including wide fittings and Velco fastenings.

For ladies, the branches feature winter boots READERS are assured of a myriad and shows from formal of Christmas gift opportunities by VanDal to the more visiting this long-established, family- casual Padders and owned-and-run business in the City Rieker with a newer of Stoke-on-Trent! German brand, Wald Laufer, which is selling With branches in Hanley and extremely well. Longton, Brassington Bros. Ltd. is now featuring superb stocks of With its large selection the latest ranges of men’s, ladies’ of waterproof boots, shoes and and children’s boots, shoes and blizzard-boot now available, you slippers, from which to make your should be able to find a good festive choices. range to suit any requirement! Founded by the eponymous Lewis Brassington 110 years ago in 1901, this renowned company is currently run by the fourth generation of the family, Peter and his wife, Louise, who are carrying on the tradition of providing Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire with goodquality footwear, complemented, naturally, by excellent service.

Brassington’s also has a large range of Dr. Martens at excellent, low prices: the company’s Dr. Martens Airwair stock covers the latest styles - from Triumph Biker Boots to the traditional and Classic 3 eyelet shoe and 8 eyelet boot (available in a wide variety of colours and materials); Red Patent to Blue Floral and Cherry Red, plus steel-toe-capped work-boots.

The company caters for both sexes And for the really bad, ‘Arctic’ and all ages and tastes: its new weather being threatened by Winter stock offers men’s shoes, forecasters, Brassington’s now

stocks Dunlop, Argyll and Hunter Wellingtons, plus a range of ladies’ floral or patent, warm-lined Wellingtons. Additionally, the company’s shops offer a wide range of quality slippers, with cloth-uppers and hard-wearing soles, taking in leather slippers to warm, lined sheepskin slippers and those with wide and extra-wide fittings (with Velcro fastening). The company also specialises in fitting children’s feet, measuring for width, as well as length (moreover, its stock includes a large range of Clark’s and Start-rite shoes to choose from).

LARGE RANGE OF DR. MARTENS Excellent low prices - latest styles

Also: Wide range of quality slippers for everyone - from leather to warm lined sheepskin with wide and extra wide fittings and velcro fastenings Large selection of men’s, ladie’s and children’s waterproof boots, wellingtons, shoes and blizzard boots Specialists in fitting children’s feet with a large range of Clarks and Start-rite shoes Stockists of Loakes, Padders, VanDal, Ricker and Wald Laufer

WINTER STOCK NOW IN!!

Brassington Bros Ltd, 3 Piccadilly, HANLEY, ST1 1DB 01782 215 570 Brassington Bros Ltd, 48 Market St, LONGTON, ST3 1BS 01782319 911 Email: sales@brassingtons.co.uk Website: www.brassingtons.co.uk SeniorsToday

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Christmas 1 102 saedI Gift tfiG Ideas samts2011 irhC Christmas Treasures at

W M Williamson Ltd • Clocks for every occasion • Handbags and Purses • Pens and Pencils, Ballpoint in Gift Boxes • Lighters and Cigarette Cases • Cameras, Telescopes and Binoculars • Pictures, Paintings and Frames (also handmade to size) • Wedding photography / Photo Frames • Portrait and baby studies • Dogs' Photographs Jewellery: Rings in gold and silver. Eternity, Signet and dress rings. Bracelets, Pendants, Lockets, Crosses, Earings, Chains in silver and gold.

BOOKING NOW FOR CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Wm. Williamson Ltd

52 The Strand, Longton Tel: 01782 313 505 PARKING AT REAR OF SHOP

S.A. School of Motoring Ideas for Christmas * 1st 5 Lessons for £5 * * £20 per lesson after * * Students £15 per lesson *

Contact Steve on 01782 865615 or 07941 151514

HASLINGTON MODELS 134 Crewe Road, Haslington, Crewe. CW1 5RQ

01270 589 079 • Quality coaches at affordable prices • Day excursions • UK & continental travel • Holidays arranged • Wedding specialist • Stag & Hen weekends • Nightclubs • Concerts • Sporting events & tickets

Tel: 01785 600786 Mobile: 07929 168488 (24hr)

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Danci y l t c i Str Merry Christmas ng to all our customers

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07864 302 760

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• Extensive Range of Dancewear & Shoes • Ballet,Tap, Jazz, Street, Ballroom, Gymnastics, Jazz Sneakers & Character Shoes • Official Stockists of Freed Dancewear • Qualified Pointe Shoe Fitting - Pointe Shoe Fittings by Appointment • Official Regulation Uniform Stockists • Wide Range of Bags, Accessories & Gifts

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If you want ‘something completely different’, visit Sue & Emma PAY a visit to Tunstall High Street, in Stoke-onTrent, and your eyes will, invariably, be drawn to the fascinating, attractive window-displays of this appositely-named, family-run business! Readers looking for ‘something completely different’, as you seek to effect everything from a change to a total ‘makeover’, should head without hesitation to House to Home Interiors, where your domestic dreams WILL come true. Co-proprietors, Sue Felthouse, and her daughter, Emma Watkiss, pride themselves upon offering the perfect combination of beautiful products, affordable prices and good customer-service at all times. At House to Home Interiors, seniors can find everything from your home under one roof, as Sue and Emma stock furniture for every room, pictures, mirrors, lighting, cushions, rugs and all types of ultrastylish accessories to make your property that extra bit special. Here, you can also choose from a wide range of collectible, ‘Limited Edition’ prints, sculptures, canvases, framed pictures, photo frames, mirrors, both modern and traditional. Explained Sue Felthouse: “We have been established in Tunstall for more than thirty years, originally as a picture framing company. “Eight years ago, Emma and I decided to open the Interiors shop, selling all types of domestic furniture, whilst, naturally, continuing to offer a framing service.” Indeed, you can avail yourself of a splendid choice of frames (black, coloured, silver and natural wood) at the shop, whilst pictures themselves are available in ‘Limited Editions’ by no less than twenty-eight artists, wonderfully complemented by a veritable myriad of ‘Open Editions’, striking Metal Wall Art and distinctive, eye-catchingly modernistic sculptures. The Tunstall business has also launched a ‘bespoke’ range of French-style furniture in late-18th and early-19th century, neo-Classical mode (widely regarded as the most elegant of periods). Added Sue: “Customers can purchase everything from a small, fireside chair to a full chaise longue; basically, there is nothing that we can’t do. “In addition, we offer our own interior design service, in which we visit people’s homes and offer them expert, understanding advice on how to enhance or even transform their properties to their own, personal liking.” Located at 110, High Street (below the Post Office), Tunstall, House to Home Interiors is open SeniorsToday

from 9.30am to 5pm five days a week (MondayWednesday, and Friday-Saturday), and can be contacted on (01782) 833713. You can also email info@housetohome-onlineco.uk

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BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL

BlenheimMount Hotel The Blenheim Mount Hotel is a friendly, family owned seafront hotel with an easy going atmosphere and welcoming staff making your stay with us happy ones SPECIAL

MID WEEK BREAKS

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MON-FRI £80.00 P.P. B&B

DOOR SERVICE AVAILABLE (EXTRA CHARGE)

The Blenheim Mount offers

• Best location in Blackpool on Central promenade • Groups welcome • Lift to all floors • Free Wifi • Ramp access to the rear of building • Ground floor rooms • Static secured car park (ltd) • Seafront patio area • All en-suite • Sea view rooms • Tea & coffee facilities • Tinsel & Turkey midweeks • Themed weekends

THE BERWYN HOTEL LICENSED BAR

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FRIENDLY, WARM ATMOSPHERE

Special offers for over 55s

• Overlooks the superb rockery gardens • Located close to all major attractions • Ample lounge, fully licensed bar Booking now for the summer and throughout the year Midweek Breaks and Illuminations

Door to Door by Destination Travel 1-2 Finchley Road, Gynn Square, Blackpool

Tel: 01253 352896 email:stay@berwynhotel.co.uk www.berwynhotel.co.uk

Gynway Hotel The Gynway is a friendly, family-run hotel where a warm welcome awaits you. Adjacent to the seafront, the Gynway offers:

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOUSE PARTIES

• Guest lounge • Range of Breakfasts • Colour TVs all rooms • Tea/coffee making facilities

207 Central Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5DL Tel: 01253 625867 www.blenheimmounthotel.co.uk

GREETINGS TO ALL OUR VISITORS FROM STAFFS & CHESHIRE

205 Dickson Road, Blackpool

To Advertise Tel: 01782 204392

01253 314747

www.gynwayblackpool.com

Black pool’s Finest Private Hotel Shown on “Wish You Were Here Black pool” CHRISTMAS PARTIES

up to 22nd Dec £10.99 per person

CHRISTMAS PARTY MENU

Fri & Sat £26.50 per person fully inclusive Mon - Thurs £18.95 per person fully inclusive prices include 4 course Christmas Dinner plus cabaret until 1am SUNDAY SPECIAL Dec 18th £19.00 fully inclusive

ALBERT ROAD, BLACKPOOL FY1 4PW Near to new shopping mall

Phone for o ther special of fers Email: reception@ruski nhotel.com

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BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL

The Brincliffe Hotel As Christmas time approaches, guests are always assured of an ultra-enjoyable stay here!! “A TRULY fabulous stay”, “Best hotel in Blackpool” and “Luxurious and welcoming”. Just three of a myriad of glowing testimonials from guests at The Brincliffe Hotel, which offers seniors the perfect Blackpool venue for holiday-breaks all-yearround!

Blessed with a Four Star-rating by VisitBritain Quality in Tourism, The Brincliffe is situated on the splendid, tranquil Queens Promenade, in the residential area of Bispham. Queens Promenade benefits from being flat ground, and its location offers views of the Irish Sea and the resort’s world-famous Illuminations. Moreover, good public transport-links are sited a twominute walk from the hotel, enabling guests to enjoy all of Blackpool’s many attractions. The Brincliffe’s Bar and TV Lounge (which overlooks the Promenade) is an ideal rendezvous for meeting friends, making new ones or simply relaxing in its warm, friendly atmosphere. Welcoming small coach-parties, the hotel enjoys a fine reputation for excellent, home-cooked food,

including a full, English buffet breakfast, and vegetarians and guests with special diet-requirements are catered for. It comprises 17 en-suite bedrooms (all decorated to a high standard), five of which are on the ground-floor, ten on the first-floor and the remaining two on the second. To the front of The Brincliffe, there is a flat, concrete car-park, offering parking-facilities for five vehicles (prioritising the hotel’s five ground-floor rooms which are ideal for guests with limited mobility). Access to the hotel is via its wheelchair-friendly, nonslip ramp or by three, small steps to the left of the main front-door. The main front-door and inside-door are 44 inches in width, giving plenty of space for wheelchairs to pass through, with a metal lip making it easy for wheelchairs, scooters and pushchairs to cross both doors. Once inside The Brincliffe, the hallway is well-lit 24 hours a day, and the ground-floor is all one-level, giving wheelchair-access to the Bar Lounge, Quiet Lounge and Dining Room. The ground-floor comprises two double-bedrooms, one twin-bedroom and two single-bedrooms, all accessible by wheelchairs. The centrally-heated bedrooms feature tea/coffeemaking facilities, digital ‘freeview’ TV-sets with remotecontrols, radio-alarm-clocks, hair-dryers, wardrobe, dressing-table, bedside cabinets and reading-lamps, plus toilet, sink and shower (each of which boasts a ‘grabrail’, low-level shower-trays and non-slip flooring).

The Brincliffe Hotel 168 - 170 Queens Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 9JN Tel: 01253 351654 E-mail: brincliffe@btconnect.com Web: www.brincliffehotel.co.uk A sea front hotel opposite the illumination tabloids and close to all amenities that the village of Bispham has to offer with its restaurants, cafe bars, public houses, supermarket and shops. A full English buffet breakfast is available along with excellent home cooked evening meals on request (special diets catered for). All our rooms are well equipped with Digital Freeview TV's, tea/coffee making facilities; also we have five en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor and all rooms are centrally heated. We pride ourselves on the warm welcome we extend to our entire guests and do our utmost to ensure that your stay in Blackpool is an enjoyable one. We offer special discounts for charity/groups and all so run special discounts throughout the year so what you waiting for give us a call today. For further details about the Brincliffe hotel in Blackpool, Lancashire see our website. Price: From £28.00 per person, per night Rooms: 8 Double, 4 Twin, 5 Single - All En-suite SeniorsToday

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FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL CUSTOMERS

Bradshaw Catering

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CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS We also do table decorations and seat covers to hire Ring Eric Bradshaw Tel: 07971 086854

Driveways, Paths & Patios, Fencing & Landscaping OAP DISCOUNTS RELIABLE SERVICE FREE Quotes 01782 393848 / 07870 984913

Email: bradshaw_catering@yahoo.co.uk

Windows • Doors • Conservatories

B LA CKPOOL 25 Imogen Close, Fenton, Merry Xmas Stoke-on-Trent to all our ST4 3QY customers Tel: 01782 321036 Mobile: 07979 313692 Reg No 16210

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CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES WINTER GARDEN, NORTH PIER,ETC STANDARD & EN-SUITE ROOMS (SINGLE/DOUBLE/FAMILY) ALL ROOMS - COLOUR T.V., TEA & COFFEE BAR/LOUNGE WITH T.V. AREA EVENING MEAL AVAILABLE ON REQUEST SUN LOUNGE

Christmas Bookings 4 Day & 7 Day SPECIALS!! For a Great Christmas Give us a CALL

22 SPRINGFIELD ROAD, BLACKPOOL FY11QL TEL: 01253 628060 email: enquiries@garfield-hotel.co.uk

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‘Pigeon Weekend’

THE resort’s Winter Gardens is, once again, the venue for the British Homing World Pigeon Show, which will, indubitably, attract ‘flocks’ of pigeon-fanciers and fellow enthusiasts of the avian family , Columbidae. The event takes place on Saturday, January 21st, and Sunday, January 22nd, with doors opening at 9am on both days and closing at 5pm on Saturday and 3.30pm on Sunday. All the usual Royal Pigeon Racing Association favourites will be there; show classes, with around 2,000 pigeons on display, about 180 trade-stands selling all you will need for your pigeons, and back again for 2012 is the Blackpool Fancy and Flying Championships show in the Spanish Hall. The Winter Gardens can be contacted on (01253) 625252/0844 856 1111 or via email: events@wintergardensblackpool.co.uk; you can also visit the website: www.blackpoollive.com

SEASON’S GREETINGS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FROM THE SENIORS TODAY AREA

Brian Pickford Wedding Photographer

17 Weston Street Leek Staffordshire ST13 6EP Tel: 01538 387793 Mobile: 07870 772537 22 | December 2011

Christmas at The Brooklyn FLEXIBLE

4 day package

(not during the christmas period)

(book 2/3 or 4 nights)

Christmas Eve to 27th December Full Christmas Day Dinner Entertainment Boxing Night £45.00 p.p.p.n including Dinner

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Jo Jo’s Logos

F.A. ROBOTHAM All types of general buildings undertaken

Quality – at the right price! 84 Jonathan Road, Trentham

Tel: 01782 641022 07748 341698 (Mobile)

FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL CUSTOMERS

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All at very competitive prices. No set up fee on most designs For more information contact:

Jo 01270 820214 balterley@btinternet.com Š Printing / embroidery Š Personalised Mugs & Other great gift ideas available...

Michael & Lyn offer a warm welcome at

Castle Inn Castle Inn Road, Congleton Wish all their customers a Merry Christmas

Delicious home cooked food served Tues–Saturday 12pm–9pm Sunday 12pm–8pm

A great selection of real ales

(01260) 277505

Smithfield Carpets Ltd. CARPETS, CURTAINS & BLINDS FLOORING CONTRACTORS

FREE ESTIMATES • FREE FITTING Home selection service

wishing all our customers Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, many thanks for your support email: smithfieldcarpets@hotmail.co.uk

SMITHFIELD HOUSE SMITHFIELD ROAD UTTOXETER

Seasons Greetings from all at Park Hall

01889 562993

NEWFORD PLASTICS THE UPVC WINDOWS & DOORS SPECIALISTS

FREE PLACES AVAILABLE

Early Education Centre for 3yrs & 4yrs FREE 3 1/2 hr sessions including hot lunch Well equipped Baby & Toddler Rooms Now taking bookings for September for all age groups The Dragon’s Cave & Out of School & Holiday Clubs caring for children 3-11yrs At Liverpool Road West, Chuch Lawton & Eaton Park Primary School, Bentilee Before and After School Care Available Bookings now being taken for school holidays

OPEN 51 WEEKS A YEAR

01782 775116

2 Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton, S-o-T ST7 3DA

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Quality work personally fitted Local family run business Honest advice & free quotations 17 years experience in UPVC No salesmen or middlemen Competitive prices Repairs to locks, handles & hinges Double glazed units repaired 10 year insurance backed guarantee • Guaranteed price - no hidden extras

Tel: 01782 874125

Mobile: (Steve) 07725 869635 Website: www.newfordplastics.co.uk December 2011

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Electrical Work Fish & Chip Shops directory...... 01782 Barbers

Fishing Tackle Barbers

Double Glazing Clint's Barbers

& Modern Barbering • Highlighting Electrical Work Cut Throat Shaving

Hairdressers Double Glazing J. DARLOWS TACKLE & BAIT Museums Electrical Work Quality Fishing Tackle

Fish & Chip Shops

Weekdays from 8am, Plastering Fish Chip weekends& from 6.30am Shops

Experienced in All Traditional

Open Mon, Tues & Thurs 9 - 6 Friday 9 - 7 & Saturday 8.30 - 5 Children welcome Supplier of American Crew

Open 7 days a week

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164 Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1NJ

91 Victoria Street, Basford Fishing Tackle Barbers 01782 616855

Plumbing & Heating Fishing Tackle 01782 860068

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Turf Supplies Hairdressers Barbers Van & HAIRDRESSING Driver Hire Museums TRADITIONAL GENTS BARBERING Double Glazing Plastering HOME VISITS ON REQUEST Electrical Workat home who Mondays visit gentlemen Plumbing & Biddulph Heating are sick in the area Also covering Biddulph Moor, Fish & Chip Shops Turf Brown Supplies Lees & Knypersley Barbers The Shopping Centre, Well Street, Fishing Tackle Van & Driver Hire Biddulph DoubleTel: Glazing Hairdressers 515715

Museums Electrical FiveWork Star

Windows Ltd

Plastering Fish Chip Shops • uPVC & & Aluminium windows, doors & conservatories • Fascias, soffits & guttering

SPECIAL OAPTackle DISCOUNTS Plumbing & Heating Fishing Tel: 01782 305393

or mobile 07715 522743 6 WESTON CLOSE, ASHBANK Reg No 22478

Turf Supplies Hairdressers

Van & GLASS Driver Hire Museums TRENT AND GLAZING WIND OWS MISTING UP? DOUBLE GLAZED UNITS REP LACED

Plastering Locks, handles, hinges

Free measuring/quotations

SPECIAL OAP DISCOUNTS Plumbing & Heating Also UPVC windows, doors and conservatories Barbers Top quality, lowest prices

Tel : 01782 658932 Turf Supplies 30yrs exp. 7 days 7am-10pm Double Glazing

Reg No 30903

Van & Driver Hire Electrical Work

DB Electrical work

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Hairdressers FREE ESTIMATES Double Glazing

DOMESTIC INSTALLER

Tel: 01538 722959 07977 423739 Museums Electrical Work (m )

Plastering Fish & Chip Shops Plumbing &Fisheries Heating Dresden Fishing Tackle For those Traditional English Fish & Chips

Turf Supplies Hairdressers

Van & Driver Hire Museums Plastering Tel: 01782 315561 To Advertise Plumbing & Heating Tel: 01782 204392

Turf Supplies

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Electrical Museums Work Biddulph Fish & Chip Museum Shops Plastering Help us with our Heritage We need artefacts, paperwork and any other Interesting items on Biddulph Things that you may throw away!

Fishing Tackle Plumbing & Heating

We are also trying to find a home for our museum So if you can help, please contact us

Fish & Chip Shops Fishing All types Tackle of electrical Barbers undertaken

T.J.

Hairdressers Turf Supplies Call Robert on Tel: 01782 523855 Mob: 0798 4002953

Or view our website for address and e-mail Museums Vanhttp://www.biddulphmuseum.com & Driver Hire

204392

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Barbers

GREETINGS

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Electrical Work

TO ALL

Fish & Chip Shops

CUSTOMERS

Fishing Tackle Barbers

FROM THESE

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Plastering Fish & Chip Shops

Plumbing & Heating Fishing BarbersTackle

J.T. Bennett & Son

Turf Supplies Hairdressers Double Glazing

Van & Driver Hire Museums All aspects of plumbing and heating Electrical Work Long established family business

Safe Registered Plastering Fish &GasChip Shops

Tel: 01782 504087 Plumbing &633380 Heating Mob: 07790 Fishing Tackle

Turf Supplies Hairdressers

Plastering

Van & Driver Hire Museums Carbutt’s Turf Ltd

ABLE Plumbing & Heating

Plastering

Turf Supplies AVERAGE ROOM £190 WITH LABOUR 30 YEARS Van & Driver Hire EXPERIENCE & MATERIALS

Plumbing & Heating TEL: 01260 281404

PLASTERERS

Call Phil for a free quote 01782 285869 / 07737 146633

T&S PLASTERING Specialists i n l ow maintenance c oloured rendering a nd a ll p lastering, artexing & c oving Workmanship Guaranteed Free Estimates

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Growers and Suppliers of Quality Turf

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GARY CARBUTT Mobile: 07836 343496

Perwitt Hall Farm Cottage, Back Lane, Brereton, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1RL

Turf Supplies

Van & Driver Hire

VAN & DRIVER FOR HIRE Local or Distance Anything Considered Competitive Rates

07759 451232 blueboy@toucansurf.com No Rubbish Removed!

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Better Homes & Gardens TO ADVERTISE TEL: 01782 204392

AJT CLEANING SERVICES House Cleans Public House Cleans Office Cleans ÂŁ8.70 per hour

DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS Please contact Alex on

T. 0787 4050 123 01782 560 034

ajtcleaningservices@hotmail.co.uk

Merry Christmas from all the staff at Seniors Today DYSON Approved Agents

G.M. ENGLISH Ltd

THE DOMESTIC APPLIANCE CENTRE

Sales, Spares & Repairs Value & Service All Major Brands 98-100 The Strand Longton

Tel: 315792 / 599332

Open Mon-Sat 9-3 (closed Thursdays)

Save a fortune without compromising upon quality of product!!

tables and chests of drawers - to name just a few of the stocks on offer seven days a week.

READERS visiting this Stoke-on-Trent store will discover thousands of excitingly-priced items in-stock.

What's more, these stocks are continuously changing, and Homebrands runs regular in-store promotions and 'Special Offers' as an added bonus.

Located on Newstead Industrial Estate at Trentham (adjacent to the A5035), Homebrands really lives up to its name by offering top-quality furniture from a number of the country's best-known high street retailers and major department stores at a fraction of the cost, thanks to an exclusive contract. As a result, it can even offer discounts of up to 60% off the normal price - IT'S SO SIMPLE! Yes, visitors to Homebrands can view literally hundreds of sofas, dining tables, chairs, beds, living room furniture, wardrobes, coffee SeniorsToday

Established 30 Years

The store offers readers a unique retailing concept which is right for today's economic climate (its products are sold at bargain-prices all-year-round). Since Homebrands does not occupy an expensive high street location, it is able to keep its prices down for its customers. Regardless of this HUGE choice of product, most items are available to 'take away' or for immediate delivery to anywhere in mainland UK.

ETS

Electrical Trade Supplies

New Larger Premises

Domestic & Commercial Introducing The Light Side Interior/Exterior Lights, Chandeliers, Wall Lights, Floor Lights & Lamps We supply the unusual & unique – Come in and see our huge range of fittings

COMPETITIVE PRICES FOR TRADE & PUBLIC

Electrical Trade Supplies 137 Liverpool Road, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 9HD Tel: 01782 661750 Fax: 01782 629196

etsrushton@btconnect.com Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8.00-5.30 Sat 8.30-1.00

Readers can contact the business at info@homebrands.co.uk; alternatively, you can visit the website: www.brandinteriors.co.uk WHAT HOMEBRANDS DOES IS SO SIMPLE ENJOY!!

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Better Homes & Gardens Affordable Aerials & Sky

FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL CUSTOMERS

• Digital & Freeview Upgrade Service • All Work Guaranteed • FREESAT £125 Installed with Reciever • Fast, Same Day Service • Experienced Local Family Company

Sky Free Sat installed for ÂŁ70.00

Smithfield Carpets Ltd.

01782 265808 High St, Trentham, Staffs

CHRIS MILLER

CARPETS, CURTAINS & BLINDS FLOORING CONTRACTORS

Plumbing and Heating

FREE ESTIMATES • FREE FITTING Home selection service

wishing all our customers Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, many thanks for your support email: smithfieldcarpets@hotmail.co.uk

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Maid 2 Clean Look at your best for Christmas!! AS 2011’s festive season approaches with frightening rapidity, now is the time for readers to consider sprucing up your home, so that it looks at its best for visitors as the year culminates in Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Would you like some help with your cleaning? Ironing? Or both? Are you too busy or unable to do your housework? • Same regular cleaner • Very low affordable rates • Cleaners are insured • 1off cleans available All cleaners have been carefully vetted “It’s only natural that you want the best, so give us a ring and put us to the testâ€? Merry Christmas to all our customers

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Readers looking for solutions to domestic cleaning and/or ironing will discover that Maid2Clean offers HUNDREDS of staff for you to choose from! Maid2Clean started trading in 1993, and opened its local, independent office in Stoke-on-Trent twelve years later in 2005. This is a franchised business, which means that it has experience, security and support of a large organisation, whilst maintaining the ‘personal touch’ on a truly-local basis. Explained North Staffordshire franchisee, Paul Daley: “Since this office opened, we have gone from strength-to-strength, and, now, supply cleaners to hundreds of homes in this area. “Much of our new business now comes from recommendations from existing customers who are very satisfied with our service.� People are, naturally, wary of of letting unknown housecleaners into their homes. That is exactly why Maid2Clean ensures that customers benefit from communicable, friendly cleaners who are (importantly) honest and reliable. “Our cleaners are carefully vetted, interviewed in their own home and chosen not only for their cleaning ability, but also because they are friendly, trustworthy and honest,� said Paul. “They are very flexible about what they will do: in addition to carrying out all the usual cleaning-tasks, such as hoovering, polishing, kitchens, bathrooms etc., they will also (if required) perform jobs, like ironing, cleaning interior-windows and ovencleaning.� Many clients, who book the business’s house-cleaners for a ‘blitz-clean’, later have them on a weekly basis - with Maid2Clean, you get far more than the usual house-cleaning that other agencies offer! Added Paul: “We insist upon being both consumer- and environmentally-friendly: when house-cleaning, our staff arrive without vans, and all materials are provided by the customer meaning trusted, consumer-friendly products.� SeniorsToday


Jim offers a different approach to helping people

Don’t panic - simply contact Kevin & Callum!!

CREWE Franchisee, Jim Taylor, is just the man to be behind this local business in England’s most famous ‘Railway Town’. Not only was Jim born-and-bred in Crewe (his ‘local’ is The Sydney Arms, where he enjoys a pint and a game of darts as “a great way to unwind”), but he cheerfully describes himself as “a Cheshire lad through and through”! A family man (he is a grandad), Jim - whose favourite one-liner is “Window-repairs need not be a pane”! explained that he launched his business, thinking that “as a local lad, to get involved with a trusted name like WindowGeeks was such a good opportunity for me to take a new direction. “WindowGeeks has given me a huge amount of support in starting up and the role has brought additional family security and the chance to help local people with an altogether different approach.” Clearly, Jim has fully satisfied the brand’s demands which require only the highest standards of expertise and commitment to excellence from all its franchisees. Thanks to him, replacing steamed-up and broken sealed units can cost readers you far less than you think and, in some cases, you may even be able to claim off your home-insurance policy!

WHILE the CW postcode-area is covered by Jim Taylor, the franchise team of Kevin Robinson and Callum Taylor services the ST one in neighbouring Staffordshire. With the Arctic weather forecast by meteorologists to hit us this Winter, Kevin and Callum are fully committed to offering all their customers the best-possible deal, in terms of utilising top-quality materials, wonderfully complemented by a first-class, friendly service at valuefor-money rates. “We’re two, family-oriented guys, with young children, and we’re both very approachable and highly-experienced in our trade,” Kevin told Seniors Today Magazine. Indeed, Kevin has accrued a wealth of expertise within the uPVC industry over no less than twenty years, while Callum has enjoyed eight years’ experience, working in the same area. They have worked together for the past, eight years, and pride themselves upon always providing people with a friendly, reliable service at all times. Living close to the locale, in which they operate (the whole of the City of Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas), Callum and Kevin offer a FREE, no-obligation survey and quotes, which will include fitting, VAT, no ‘hidden extras’, no deposits, no minimum order value and a ‘no quibble’ parts and labour guarantee (up to ten years’ guarantee on sealed units)!

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Better Homes & Gardens MEADOWSIDE JOINERY Do You Want A Perfect Kitchen? • • • • • • • • •

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for a free quote call steve 07779326177 / 01782768062 steve@meadowsidejoinery.co.uk

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To Advertise Tel: 01782 204392

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£90 each

Full range of interior and exterior doors available

Ring 01782 623683 Ask for Dan

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Better Homes & Gardens Such a wide variety of paving-styles!! THE multi-faceted skills of this family-run company enable you to add value to your property and enhance its appearance. Yes, a beautiful, new driveway, path, pool-surround or patio WILL make a significant change to seniors’ homes, thanks to Ultimate Driveways UK - a company which boasts a reputation for living up to its expansive name! As your local specialist (possessing fiften years’ combined experience and with over one thousand of driveway- and patio-installations to its credit), the business offers a wide variety of paving-styles to suit any property (whether it is modern, traditional or contemporary). The company’s surveyor will offer advice on design, layout and all technical aspects of the installation. Not only is the paving aesthetically pleasing, but it is also weed-free and low-maintenance, thus making your life easier. AND YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT ALL THE WORK IS CARRIED OUT BY ULTIMATE DRIVEWAYS - WITH NO SUBCONTRACTORS INVOLVED! When it comes to patterns, readers are, moreover, spoilt for choice. Indeed, pattern-types include Ashlar, York Stone, Cobble Stone, European Fan, Random Stone, Slate, Brick, Sidewalk Slate, Basket Weave, Garden Stone, Herringbone, Santa Barbara Tile, Deep-Jointed Cobble, Pacific Boardwalk, Rubble Stone, Square Tile, Boardwalk, Seamless Texturing Skins and Border Art (to name but a few!). WHY CHOOSE PATTERN-IMPRINTED CONCRETE? Selecting the most suitable pavingsystem for your home is so very important, since it represents a long-term investment in your property. A survey of satisfied clients indicated that they considered the following factors for selecting pattern-inspired concrete:* Fully-proven product * Permanent positive texture and colour * Cost-effective and rapid installation * Truly low maintenance * Every installation is distinctive and unique. All technical aspects of your project (including drainage-requirements, manhole-covers and the location of expansion- and contraction-joints, site-preparation and installation) will be dealt by this company. Once you have selected the design and colour-combination, you can, then, select from a range of custom-features, such as circles, solider courses or other details which will ensure that your paving is truly unique. Readers should ask Ultimate Driveways’ surveyor for details of these features and discuss how they can be included in your installation. SeniorsToday

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‘WISHING ALL CUSTOMERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR’

Chapel Street May Bank Newcastle ST5 9LY www.majormotorsltd.com dave-bailey@btconnect.com F. 01782 717804 T. 01782 614252

• MOT • Servicing • Repairs • Air Conditioning • Diagnostic • Tyres • Bodywork

C.T. MOTORS

All vehicle mechanical repairs plus accident & insurance work and body repairs

MAYFIELD PLACE, MAY BANK, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE ST5 9LZ

Telephone: 01782 618555

• MOTORCYCLE MOTs • TYRES • EXHAUSTS • CAR SERVICING & REPAIRS • RECOVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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30 Liverpool Road, Stoke Tel: Phil 746947

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• Recovery service available • Free estimates insurance work • All aspects of mechanical work • Welding & exhausts • MOT preparation & MOTs • Engine & gearbox work • Servicing & maintenance CROMWELL STREET, BIDDULPH

TEL: 01782 516200

Want Scrap Metal And Car Recycling? Contact SANDBACH CAR & COMMERCIAL DISMANTLERS

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Taylor Motors Ltd YOUR LOCAL ACCIDENT REPAIR SPECIALISTS • Car & light commercials • Fully equipped body shop • Insurance work undertaken • Resprays • Low bake oven • Welding • Body Repairs • Friendly & personal service

STOKE 01782 848484 Fountain Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent

FULL SERVICE & REPAIR 40 years experience

Congleton 01260 277066 Unit 4, Hancock Road, Congleton CW12 2AN

BIDDULPH EXHAUST & TYRES LTD

Bodyshop link means that Dave & Trevor now provide ‘a full package’ THIS family-owned-and-run North Staffordshire business has now teamed up with a local bodyshop to provide motorists with ‘a full package’ of services and facilities (including laser-tracking)! Earlier this year, Dave Morrey, Managing Director of Biddulph Exhaust & Tyres Ltd., welcomed Trevor Bagnall (who formerly ran his own business, Rudyard Road Garage, at neighbouring Biddulph Moor) to join his team at Walley Street. Both men (who offer motorists a veritable wealth of combined expertise in the garage trade) have now expanded, and are now co-operating with a bodyshop in the town of Biddulph, with the result that the business can now offer all of its customers a full bodyshop facility, featuring a comprehensive service in bodyrepairs and accident-insurance-work. This new development wonderfully complements the business’s long-established expertise in MoT-testing, airconditioning, engine-diagnostics and engine-tuning.

This scheme’s members adhere to a strict code of conduct and use full check-lists to ensure that their know exactly what work is being carried out on their vehicles. Loan-cars are available by prior arrangement, and a local pickup and delivery service from customers’ home and workplaces is offered (if required). Open six days a week (8.30am-6pm, Monday-Friday, and 8.30am-1pm, Saturday), Biddulph Exhaust & Tyres Ltd. is located conveniently close to Biddulph town centre and the A527 (Meadows Way). Readers can locate the company on the website: www. goodgaragescheme.co.uk

* WE NOW HAVE THE FACILITY FOR FIRST CLASS ACCIDENT, INSURANCE & BODY REPAIR WORK *

Dave, who enjoys more than 40 years’ experience in the garage trade, is joined in the business by his two sons, Stephen and Richard, who (like all the garage’s staff) are fully trained in City & Guilds qualifications. As our regular readers know, Biddulph Exhaust & Tyres Ltd. has earned itself a large, loyal clientele, thanks to its winning combination of top-quality workmanship; friendly, expert advice; and ultra-competitive prices. The company’s remit is a wide-ranging one, taking in all major repairs and servicing on all makes and models of car (including Volkswagen, Ford, Vauxhall, Renault, Toyota, Audi, Honda, Volvo, Mazda and BMW), plus light commercial vehicles, carried out (needless to say) by fully-trained and qualified, time-served technicians. The Walley Street business not only provides motorists with an MoT service and repairs facility; it is also an official MoT Testing Station (Class IV).

HOWEVER, THERE’S MORE GOOD NEWS FOR MOTORISTS: SEVEN MONTHS AGO, THE BIDDULPH BUSINESS BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ACCLAIMED GOOD GARAGE SCHEME, WHICH PROMOTES LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES WHICH YOU CAN TRUST! SeniorsToday

MOT’s, Service & Repairs, Air Conditioning, Diagnostics, Laser Tracking

Dave, Trevor and All at Biddulph Exhaust would like to wish our customers Seasons Greetings December 2011

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MOTORING EXTRA Wishing all Customers a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

PHOENIX AUTOS

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STATION CARS (Staffordshire) LTD

Locally owned by husband & wife in business for 14 years

Used vehicles all with service history

Prices £2,000–£3,500

LEEK ROAD, STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE ST4 2BW Tel: 01782 844899 Fax: 01782 745348 www.stationcarsstaffordshire.co.uk

Seasons Greetings from Station Cars

Seasons Greetings from

FUNERAL SERVICES Coping with Bereavement IT is an indubitable truth that the healing process is something which each and every person in the country must experience at least once in their life. For, bereavement is, quite simply, one of the great immutables in quotidian life. However, it is equally true that, when it impinges on our consciousness, the overwhelming majority of us are completely unprepared for the demands which it makes upon us. But, it is, of course, essential that we are able to cope with the practical and emotional demands encountered at this potentially-harrowing time. When we lose a loved one (be it a partner, relative or a very close friend), it is imperative that we acquire the support, help and care of a reputable, wellestablished firm of funeral directors, which possesses the requisite experience of dealing with all the arrangements and, at the same time, providing optimum advice at your time of personal grief. The company’s professional standards ensure that kindness, sympathy and understanding combine to lift the inexorable burden imposed upon the bereaved as is humanly possible, providing help, comfort Workshop/Showroom: and support, when it is Victoria Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent most required. ST4 2HS Grieving is, in truth, Tel/Fax: 01782 411106 a healing process, and, Email: jbmmemorials@btconnect.com whilst our sense of loss Showroom: will never disappear 66 Millrise Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent entirely, it will diminish, Tel: 01782 545295 as a return to normalcy Showroom: (in terms of working and social life) reasserts itself. 91 Haywood Street, Leek, Staffs ST13 5JH Tel/Fax: 01538 398493

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From the past…

A.D. Booth & Sons Ltd

THE GENUINE ROOFING SPECIALISTS FREE ADVICE & ESTIMATES

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BRIDGE STREET ANTIQUES 31 Bridge Street, Newcastle.

ALL COSTUME JEWELLERY WANTED ALL TYPES OF SILVER WANTED FUR COATES WANTED ANY VICTORIAN GOLD JEWELLERY WANTED BROKEN OR NOT. SCRAP GOLD, SOVERIEGNS KRUGERRAND

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QUALITY

at a price you can afford... Family-run business ALL SIZES Personal delivery service AVAILABLE FROM 2’6 TO 7’ Competitive prices to keep our customers coming back for more!

Crosskeys Beds Ltd All types of beds & bedroom furniture and occasional furniture to suit your every need!

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Pine frames Bunkbeds • Metal frames Mattresses High sleepers Headboards • Ottomans Electric beds Sofa beds and waterbeds

Large selection of ready-made wardrobes & chests of drawers all sizes and colours 265-267 BROAD STREET, COPPENHALL, CREWE www.crosskeysbeds.co.uk

01270 213534

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We offer the complete package for ease & convenience

Come with plumber, plasterers & tiler You can design your own bathroom and the company will do the rest for you No job too small; you don’t have to have a full bathroom fitted - maybe just a shower

SPECIAL RATES FOR OAPs FREE TILING WITH EVERY PACKAGE Unbeaten prices Family run business Free no obligation assessment

01782 642234 • 01782 643737 07887 520939 (m) * Limited period only

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Merry Christmas From All At Greys

Oak and Pine Furniture Manufacturers

City Centre Sofas

Traditionally hand crafted oak and pine furniture made in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent

Local family manufacturing company with a friendly service Bedroom Furniture including Oak Sliding Door Robes, Dining, Occasional and much more

VISIT OUR FENTON SHOWROOM:

Unit 2, Victoria Road, Fenton, Stoke- on-Trent ST4 2HS or view online at ww w.graysoakandpine.co.uk

01782 744573

Over 30 suites in stock for immediate FREE delivery       

       

          

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YARNFIELD Xmas Eve Charity Race Night New Years Eve Live Music

COACH PARTIES WELCOME

OPEN New Years Day

SPECIAL OFFERS DAILY Home Coooked Food - 2 for ÂŁ10.00

Christmas Fayre 2 courses ÂŁ7.99 3 courses ÂŁ9.99 4 courses ÂŁ12.99

LUNCHTIME SPECIAL Home-cooked hearty meal available for Senior Citizens WARM YOURSELF BY A REAL FIRE

PENSIONERS SPECIALS 2 course special for ÂŁ5.00

Sunday Calvery from ÂŁ5.00 ÂŁ7.00 or ÂŁ8.00 - 3 courses Real Ales, Restaurant & Beer Garden

MEECE ROAD YARNFIELD, STONE Tel : 01785 761401

10% OFF WITH THIS ADVERT

We care passionately Call our professional team on 01782 417718 What we offer We offer everything from personal care to shopping, cleaning or social visits. In fact everything you need to stay in the comfort of your own home.

Contact us Visit us online at www.bluebirdcare.co.uk Call our professional team on 01782 417718

www.bluebirdcare.co.uk


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