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Are you a Wise Owl or a Head-Burying Ostrich when it comes to that d-word?

IF you're an Ostrich, you prefer not to think about the inevitable. Being an Ostrich means trusting the fortunes of your loved ones to chance, once you've gone, and having no control over what happens to your possessions and who should benefit from them.

list of priorities. If the roof leaks, no matter what you're doing or how tight your finances, you get it fixed fast! We can honestly say that the vast majority of clients feel great after we have written their Wills.

TO an ostrich, death is a five-letter word and a load of stigma.

THE ALTERNATIVE

IF, however, you're a wise owl, you take the time to think, question, and act in order to write a will, and take steps to protect your loved ones, when you're gone. WHY BOTHER MAKING A WILL? MY FAMILY WILL GET EVERYTHING WHEN I DIE! WON'T THEY? WRITING a Will may be something you've been thinking about for many years. The reasons for having a Will are many, but, if for no other reason, a Will makes life a lot easier for those you leave behind at a time of sorrow. If you die without a Will (Intestate), your family has to sort out many administrative items and are obliged to the decisions made by law as to who inherits what, decisions you should have really made by writing a Will. AS to when you should write a Will, the answer is NOW. There may be plenty of life in you yet, but accidents and illness have absolutely no respect for age. Also, bear in mind that a modern Will is written in such a way that it shouldn't need much changing, so it's not something you have to think about often, but only in the event of a major change in circumstances, such as marriage, birth of a first child or divorce. SO, why do many people put off the task of writing a Will? EXCUSES: there are many excuses for putting off writing a Will. Here are the most common ones: 1. "WRITING A WILL IS TEMPTING FATE": One in three adults in Britain have already written a Will - so, if writing one has fatal results, the population would soon be reduced by 18 million people! In fact, the British annual death-rate is surprisingly stable and definitely bears no relation to the number of people who write Wills. 2. "I'VE GOT NOTHING TO LEAVE": Everybody leaves something. It may not be much, but, surely, that's even more reason to make sure it goes to those you care about? Also, it is not just making sure your worldly goods go to the right people. As mentioned, a Will can mean a lot less inconvenience for those left to sort things out. 3. "I JUST HAVEN'T GOT ROUND TO IT": This is normally because the job doesn't rate high enough on your Sales Team 01782 204 392

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50+ Forum to focus on 'Housing Options' "WE want information, true engagement and to know our opinion counts." Thus, a member of Stoke-on-Trent Fifty+ Forum, a City-wide group of people, aged 50 or over, which meets four times a year, and is part of EngAGE, a project which aims to make it easier for seniors to give your views on services that already exist in Stoke-on-Trent and to have a say (in a friendly, relaxed environment, with light refreshments provided on the day) about how they should be provided in the future.

Harold Clowes Community Hall, Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre, on Thursday, October 25th, between 10am and 2.30pm. The subject of the meeting is 'Housing Options for Older People', with seniors, who have run their own homes for years and may need some help in the future, given the chance to hear about the City Council's housing-plans, share your experiences and say what you need. EngAGE makes it easier for seniors to give your views about local services and to influence the way in which services are planned and delivered.

by a partnership of voluntary sector organisations working with people aged 50 and over: Age UK North Staffordshire, Approach, North Staffs. Pensioners' Convention and The Saltbox. For more information or to book a place, contact the EngAGE team at EngAGE Stoke-on-Trent, Palace Chambers, 21, Stafford Street, Hanley ST1 1JW, on (01782) 200736 or via email: admin@ engagestoke-on-trent.org.uk You can also visit the website: www. engagestokeontrent.org.uk

The quarterly meetings attract an average attendance of 100 people, and senior staff, who speak to the Forum, come from the NHS, the City Council and other organisations which provide services for older people - with Forum members listening AND listened to!

It achieves this by setting up Forum meetings; arranging local meetings; visiting groups attended by people aged 50 and over (such as social and lunch clubs); sending out brief questionnaires; and liaising with other organisations which work with and/or consult with seniors.

The next Forum takes place in the

EngAGE was established in 2009,

Care4Care: a case of 'give-and-take'

to 78 and are a bit creaky yourself, you might have 5,000 hours and can get those back.

getting help can be difficult.

HOW many of you remember splendid Professor Heinz Wolff from his highlyidiosyncratic appearances on such BBC TV programmes as 'Tomorrow's World' and 'The Great Egg Race'?

"That's worth a lot of money - even on a minimum wage, you are talking about ÂŁ30,000 of care."

"It's not just that it is expensive, but getting people at the right time and continuty of care are a problem.

Well, the 86-years-old scientist, acclaimed for his many inventions, has come up with his latest innovation - Care4Care, a scheme which offers, hopefully, a new blueprint for elderly care by allowing volunteers to earn care-time for tomorrow by helping others today. Currently being piloted with a group of about 90 volunteers, the scheme's aim is to allow millions of people to have their own 'care pension' - a guarantee of care

Heinz Wolff has teamed up with the Young Foundation thinktank, which has been working with Age UK on the Isle of Wight to pilot Care4Care. According to the foundation, the scheme's combination of altruism and enlightened self-interest makes it a practical way to meet the rapidly-rising demand for care care for older people. On the Isle of Wight, volunteers have been 'banking' care-hours by helping older people with a whole range of tasks to help them maintain their independence at home, from trips to the shops to changing a lightbulb.

in their old age at a time when public funding is enduring drastic 'cuts'!

Jim Edmond and his wife, Jan, were already volunteers with Age UK when they signed up for the scheme, motivated by the fact that they both had aged parents whom they cared for over a number of years.

Explained Professor Wolff: "I see Care4Care as a form of mobilisation where the community makes up its mind to do something the country desperately needs.

Said Jim: "This is going to attact other groups of people and, perhaps, younger people who know their pensions are not going to be as great in future as they have been.

"If you put in a few hours every week over the years, lo and behold, when you get

"I know from my own experience that

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"The more people who are willing to THE eyes have it! do this, the Professor Heinz Wolff. better - it's all hands to the pump!" Wolff and the Young Foundation are planning to have a national network in place, allowing people not only to 'bank' care-time for themselves, but also to earn credits for older relatives living in other parts of the country. The partners won ÂŁ47,000 from innovation foundation, Nesta, to develop the pilot, and are now looking at developing a sustainable business-model for the national roll-out. Added Professor Wolff: "People have got used to the idea that the state is going to provide everything from cradle to grave, but they are beginning to realise that is no longer so. "As we get used to the idea that the community will have to do more more for itself, there will be no shortage of people coming forward. "We are talking about millions of people taking part - just like the washing-up, it will become part of your life." sales.seniorstoday@googlemail.com


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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

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Respite & Convalescent Care

Palliative Care

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If you would like more information or have any questions about Lawton Manor and the Majesticare way of life, please call our Business 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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Christmas Ideas Enjoy the ultimate '60s' Christmas Party (with FREE champagne for groups)! IT'S nearly Christmas, Guys 'n' Gals! That means that Uncle Eric is back at Newcastle's New Vic Theatre later this year - and ready to murder yet another literary classic: oh yes, he is! When Eric makes the mistake the borrowing one of Hippie Dave's special cigarettes, he finds himself taking a trip (sorry, adventure) that he'll never forget. He meets the Queen of Hearts (looking strangely like Madge); a grinning Cheshire Cat, which reminds him of Hippie Dave; a rock band called 'The Mad Hatters', who are trashing their own tea party; and several people qualified to play Tweedledum and Tweedledumber. All this and a host of psychedelic '60s' songs to make the whole experience more bearable. When asked if he saw any similarities between himself and Lewis Carroll, impresario, David Graham (the mastermind behind the 'Uncle Eric' phenonemon), replied: "Of course, 'Alice in Wonderland' is considered the greatest example of nonsense literature - I've been writing illiterate nonsense for years!" What started out thirteen years ago as a one-night event has now become a North

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Staffordshire tradition, attracting record-breaking audiences. "When I first brought Eric here, he was on tour, but, since then, Newcastle has become somewhere really special for him, with a new script written each time he comes back, especially for the New Vic," explained actor, musician, scriptwriter, director and producer, David. Since meeting his wife at the Newcastle theatre-in-the-round, the region has become even more special to David, who has left behind his native London to make neighbouring Cheshire his home. He added: "The recognition I get from people here is amazing: it's like being in a 'soap opera'; when I'm not working, I'll go into Newcastle to some shopping and people will stop me, as if I', Uncle Eric it's fabulous!"

15th, at 7.30pm. Tickets (priced at £16 [Monday & Tuesday] and £18, £19.50 & £21 [Wednesday-Saturday]) are available from the New Vic's Box Office on (01782) 717962 or online at www.newvictheatre. org.uk Discounts of £2 are offered for groups of ten or more (Wednesday-Saturday; top two price-bands only) - plus a FREE bottle of champagne for every group of ten or more!

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every wednesday lunchtime we serve a special menu for the senior citizens of the community, two courses are £6.50 and three £7.95; also an excellent opportunity to meet new people.

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Autumn fund-raisers by Alsager Friends ALSAGER Friends of the Christie has two, further fundraising events lined up for the Autumn.

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On Monday, October 29th, Early-Bird Christmas Shopping can be enjoyed at Alsager's Civic Centre from 6.30pm (free entry).

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Wednesday, November 21st, sees a Jazz and Pie & Peas Supper with Eric Newton and Friends at Bank Corner Restaurant, Alsager.

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The event starts at 7.30pm, and tickets are priced at £7.50.

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BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL

Sill Rocking On Tommy & Bobby!

enjoyed each Friday evening until November 3nd, and tickets can be purchased from The Grand's box office on (01253) 290190 or (01253) 743232 for group-bookings.

their own show, featuring special guest, Stu Francis.

Cannon and Ball started out as singers, working the pubs and clubs of their For, comedy-kings, Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball, are bringing their unique sense native Lancashire, and switched to of humour to the Church Street venue in comedy only after being informed that comics earned an extra £3 a night!

FOND memories will, indubitably, be revived, when readers visit the resort's Grand Theatre on Fridays.

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Where sun and culture meet Turkey: ancient, fascinating culture you can enjoy the famous miles of sandy Where sun and culture meet between Europe and Asia. Breathtaking beaches, but also immerse yourself into Turkey: ancient, bear fascinating historic buildings witness toculture a long between Europe and Asia. Breathtaking and chequered history. At the same historic buildings bear witness a long time, Turkey beckons with to fabulous and chequered At theclimate, same beaches and a history. perfect, warm time, Turkey beckons fabulous thus offering first-class with conditions for an unforgettable holidaywarm by theclimate, sea. The beaches and a perfect, secret of a successful holiday in Turkey thus offering first-class conditions for therefore lies in holiday combining thesea. two:The rean unforgettable by the laxingofbya the pool orholiday the beach, and the secret successful in Turkey active discovery of the wonderful towns, therefore lies in combining the two: recities by andthe landscapes. yourself to laxing pool or theTreat beach, and the Turkish cuisine, which is amongst the active discovery of the wonderful towns, best in world. Enjoy theyourself traditional cities andthelandscapes. Treat to handicrafts and the surprisingly low Turkish cuisine, which is amongst the prices when shopping. Buttraditional above all, best in the world. Enjoy the experience the magic and hospitality of handicrafts and the surprisingly low a country by theBut sun above and take prices whenblessed shopping. all,a luxurious time-out from everyday life! experience the magic and hospitality of a country blessed by the sun and take a luxurious time-out from everyday life!

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includes the boulevard, the theatre, thermal baths, harbour walls, an aqueduct and Byzantine ruins. You then breaincludes the boulevard, thecan theatre, therthe the freshharbour air on the fine an sandy beach mal baths, walls, aqueduct and Byzantine quite consciously the breahere and ruins. Youenjoy can then andthe now. It isairalso Antalya the fresh on not the far finefrom sandy beach to Perga, a particularly important and quite consciously enjoy the place here in ancient times. Highlights include the and now. It is also not far from Antalya Hellenistic gate through which St. Paul to Perga, a particularly important place had entered the city, the Agora, the Roin ancient times. Highlights include the man spa and the colonnaded street Hellenistic gate through which St. with Paul its open conduit system. had entered the city, the Agora, the Ro-

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Tavas. A visit to a typical carpet village is a highlight of any trip to Turkey. In Tavas, example, at an altitude apTavas.for A visit to a typical carpet of village prox. 1,200 metres, you can witness what is a highlight of any trip to Turkey. In is perhaps the oldest art of the Turkic Tavas, for example, at an altitude of appeoples at a presentation of numerous prox. 1,200 metres, you can witness what knotting looms and dye pots. You will is perhaps the oldest art of the Turkic see a demonstration of how wool and peoples at a presentation of numerous silk are spun, dyed and knotted and knotting looms and dye pots. You will how the world-famous Turkish carpets see a demonstration of how wool and are made. You will be fascinated by the silk are spun, dyed and knotted and diversity of the pattern and colour comhow the world-famous Turkish carpets binations of the finished items and gain are made. You will be fascinated by the an insight into the social aspects of rural diversity of the pattern and colour comlife. binations of the finished items and gain an insight into the social aspects of rural sales.seniorstoday@googlemail.com life.


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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

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

01270 589 079 MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Victoria Centre Crewe 17th & 18th November 10 am - 4.30 pm Adults £5 • Family £15 (2 adults 2 children)

• Over 15 Layouts in various gauges • Demonstrations • Trade Stands A REALLY GREAT DAY OUT FOR THE MODEL RAILWAY ENTHUSIAST

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2012 Proud to support the Poppy Appeal 2012

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Same Day Delivery/Collection Available Weighbridge Facilities Factory Specialists • Waste Disposal LATE CALL OUT

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. services care

We offer a specialist day care in our specifically designed bungalow for people of all ages experiencing Alzheimers' disease and dementia Our domiciliary staff will assist with all the daily activities that aren't as easy as they used to be in your own home Whether you need help with • Personal care services • Home Help services • Companionship/ Shopping

"Our commitment to you is second to none"

For more information please contact Dawne Yewbrey on

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At a time when personal understanding means so much, care and anxiety over funeral arrangements can be safely entrusted to

FORRESTER BROTHERS LIMITED (of Staffordshire)

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COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICES

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at THE FUNERAL HOME, 56 TRENTHAM ROAD, LONGTON, STOKE-ON-TRENT

24 Hour Personal Service Tel: (01782) 313874 Day or Night E-mail: harry.mouat@btconnect.com

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Royal Royal British British Legion Legion Poppy Appeal 2012 Poppy Appeal 2012 2011's Appeal smashed all records EACH year, the nation expresses its unequivocal support for the Royal British Legion's work through the Poppy Appeal.

Headley Court." The Legion Battle Back Centre is part of the Personnel Recovery Centre programme (also supported by the RBL), and aims to help seriously-injured personnel prepare either to return to service or, if more appropriate, a transition

The Appeal is the Legion's biggest fundraising campaign, and is most obvious to the public when lapel-poppies are available from the last week of October until Remembrance Sunday (which, in 2012, actually falls on November 11th). 2011's Poppy Appeal smashed all previous records to raise a staggering £38 million (up from £37 million in 2010), showing the nation's heartfelt support for its brave Armed Forces.

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Service personnel, in order to aid their rehabilitation and return to an active life.

The number of poppies distributed during the Poppy Appeal 2011 rose by half-a-million to 45.5 million, not including wreaths and other Poppy items.

BRASSINGTON TERRACE, DEN LANE, WRINEHILL, CHESHIRE

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proud to support Poppy Appeal 2012 'PER Mare, Per Terram' (By Sea, By Land'). Two Royal Marines NCOs flank a Royal Navy petty officer during 2011's Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire.

Said the Legion's Director of Fundraising, Russell Thompson OBE: "Supporting the Poppy Appeal is the nation's way of showing its gratitude for the incredible commitment and sacrifice shown by our serving and ex-Service people in conflicts past and present.

"Each year, we are humbled by the overwhelming amount of money raised during the Poppy Appeal, which funds lifesaving projects in support of our Armed Forces. "These include £50 million towards the Battle Back Challenge Centre and four Personnel Recovery Centres in the UK to help wounded, injured and sick Service personnel in their recovery; £8 million towards a blast injury research centre at Imperial College, London; and a new, state-of-the-art cinema and entertainment centre with MediCinema at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC),

to 'Civvy Street'. The use of sport and adventure activities has a proven 'track-record' to aid rehabilitation, providing the foundation for a positive self-image and outlook on life.

ROOSTERS

DAY NURSERY 0-After School Care Holiday Club Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm

Adventuretraining and sport offer significant opportunities to aid re-integration and confidence-building for wounded Service personnel. The aim of the RBL Battle Back Challenge Centre is to identify, facilitate and encourage such opportunities for wounded

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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL 2012

THE GARAGE

(CONGLETON) MECHANICAL REPAIRS TO CARS & LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES All insurance work undertaken

Proud to support the Poppy Appeal 2012

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Key Cutting • Pet Supplies Garden Supplies Painting & Decorating Reconditioned Dryers from £79.00 Reconditioned Washing Machines from £99.00

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01782 627115

SCRUPLES Unisex Hair & Beauty Salon Keep Your Crowning Glory Only Natural Products Used Improve Hair where nature is Failing Ring Christine to book your personal appointment proud to support poppy appeal

Opening times: Tues-Thur 9am-6pm Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 8.30am-4pm

Chartered Certified Accountants Best wishes to The 2012 Poppy Appeal

75 The Boulevard, Tunstall, SOT

Tel: (01782) 812968 Sales Team 01782 204 392

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Do you need replacement dentures? We specialise in highly individual, natural looking dentures using some of the best materials & state of the art technology We also do emergency replacement dentures, relines and repairs. Home visits available for house bound patients.

Alsager Dental Laboratory Nigel Hancock RDT MIMPT CDT RCS Eng 7 Chancery Lane, Alsager, Stoke On Trent, ST7 2HE

70 WATLANDS VIEW, PORTHILL Tel: 01782 637717

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Spe cialising in cutting, styling, blow dr ying, shampoo an d set, colouring & perming Various styles available

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WITH UP TO A 10 YEAR & FIT MANUFACTURER WARRANTY AWNINGS LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS OFFERING UNBEATABLE QUALITY & FREE QUOTATIONS

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Coppenhall Gas Services INSTALLATION, REPAIRS & SERVICING OF DOMESTIC APPLIANCES AND CENTRAL HEATING

• GAS FIRES & SURROUNDS • GAS APPLIANCES • CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS • FRIENDLY FAMILY BUSINESS • OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Best wishes to the RBL 2012 Appeal from Wayne Spillsbury Ex 5th Inniskilling Dragoons

01270 252884 234 WEST STREET, CREWE, CHESHIRE

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Royal Royal British British Legion Legion Poppy Appeal 2012 Poppy Appeal 2012

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WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO WISH THE ROYAL BRITTISH LEGION A SUCCESSFUL 2012 POPPY APPEAL

THE BLACK HORSE 01782 561313 THE BROOKLYN HOTEL 01253 627003 TYRE FIT 01538 384576 THE GARFIELD HOTEL 01253 628060 KIDSGROVE TROPICALS & WATER GARDEN CENTRE 01782 775947 MCKENZIE CRAFTS 07521 203222 MOTORCADE 01782 823888 W.M. WILLIAMSON LTD. 01782 313505 T.J. HAIRDRESSING 01782 515715

HUNDREDS of people took part in the impressive, commemorative procession at the National Memorial Arboretum, at Alrewas, in Staffordshire, in 2011.

BLOOR

For all your construction needs Free, no obligation quotations available on request Portfolio of work available to view

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07812 144191 or 01538 369209 or visit our website at www.bloorconstruction.co.uk Email bloor430@btinternet.com

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New Private Chapel of Rest Complete 24 Hour Personal Service Monumental Services Available Proud to support Family Run Business Poppy Appeal Est.1918 Floral Tributes • Catering Available Horse Drawn Service Available on Request

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Middlewich Street Dental Practice

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Do you need new dentures? As a well established NHS Practice we are here to help you. Did you know that under the NHS new dentures will only cost you £209 or free if you are on certain benefits such as Pension Credits**. Why suffer with ill fitting teeth, contact the surgery today and let us help you change your smile. Dr John Perkin

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Middlewich Street Dental Practice 50-52 Middlewich Street, Crewe. CW1 4DA

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Royal Royal British British Legion Legion Poppy Appeal 2012 Poppy Appeal 2012

How the Poppy Appeal began REMEMBRANCE Sunday, November 11th, 2012, marks the 94th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I (1914-18). It was three years after 1918 that the very first Poppy Day was held in Britain in 1921, and, since then, it has proved an essential feature of the British way of life, following those post-World War I days. Poppy Appeal staff and volunteers arrange the annual collection each October/ November - a national event which is familiar to shoppers throughout the High Streets across the length and breadth of the land!

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It emanated from the formation of the British Legion - now the Royal British Legion - in the aftermath of World War I, leading to practical and help and companionship to the ex-servicemen and women and their dependants. The Flanders and Picardy areas of Northern France saw some of the most concentrated and bloodiest fighting of 'The Great War' - there was complete devastation: buildings, roads, trees and natural life simply disappeared.

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plight of war-disabled who, in the new world of peace, seemed unemployable. As a result, he formed the Disabled Society, the object of which was to help disabled ex-servicemen and women. Howson recognised that the making of artificial poppies might offer opportunities for the Disabled Society, and he put proposals to the newly-created British Legion.

Only one other living thing survived - the Poppy! Flowering each year with the coming of warm weather, the Poppy brought life, hope, colour and reassurance to those still fighting. In Britain, Major George Howson (a young infantry officer who had been decorated for bravery) was also deeply moved by the

A SCENE from last year's ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire.

proud to support Poppy Appeal 2012

Tel: 07939 833001 or 01538 300022

The Queens Head Your traditional friendly drinkers pub

Enjoy fine traditional & guest ales Large screen Sky TV covering all major sporting events • FRIDAY NIGHT KARAOKE • • DARTS • POOL TABLE • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY NIGHT!

A reliable and well established service covering your entire garden needs at competitive prices

• Clear out • Garden maintenance • Hedge and tree cutting • Hard/soft landscaping • Fencing and decking • Free quotations and advice

Tel : 01782 545544 / 07733 378117

Lads n Dads Barber Shop

Tel: 01782 783208

For all aspects of Gents Hairdressing OAP reductions Monday-Friday Children’s Cuts available “WALK IN AND WAIT SERVICE” Open 9-6 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Open 9-7 Thursday & Friday Open 9-5 Saturday

28 MARKET STREET, KIDSGROVE 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 test”

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TEL: 01782 637713

C.T. MOTORS

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Some 'home truths'

favourite spot for watching television), and ensure that it is fulfilling its purpose.

IT doesn't cost a fortune to make your house into a genuinelyBut it is important not to feel inhibited cherishable home: that is the welcome message from the experts! about 'your space': try mixing old and new pieces, or experimenting with Indeed, it costs NO money whatsoever striking aesthetics alongside more to re-arrange the furniture, but this simple muted features. simple decision CAN make a world of difference (as long as it is done well). Sorting out a jumble of clutter can make you feel more in control of your The key is to think about how you use house. each piece of furniture (whether it's a So, remove everything from a room small table which is used merely for your car-keys or a large sofa that is a and then put it back in, omitting what you don't require ('losing' clutter will allow the remaing details to become much more important). Lighting forms the bones of a room, and not enough attention is paid to it.

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

J.T. Bennett & Son All aspects of plumbing and heating Long established family business Gas Safe Registered

Tel: 01782 504087 Mob: 07790 633380

different colours and textures, and can be used to create different zones within a single space, catering for particular moods and functions (think about floor- and table-lamps or pendant-lights).

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Enjoy 'Ageing Well' activities THE 'Ageing Well' activities organised by Age UK North Staffordshire cater for all abilities and needs. The charity's one-mile walks are taken at a relaxed pace and offer an ideal opportunity to meet other people, while maintaining and improving your mobility.

Longton Park/Florence/Cocknage (grade: easy, about 3 miles) is featured on Tuesday, November 6th, meeting at Longton Park's top gate. To sign up, call walk-leaders, Sandra & Eileen on (01782) 849454. Friday, November 16th, brings a

On Friday, October 26th, you can take part in a Milwich/Fradswell/Cotton Hayes walk (grade: easy-to-moderate, about 5.5 miles), meeting at The Sandon Estate/Weston walk (grade, Green Man Car Park, Milwich. moderate, approximately 3 miles), meeting at Monkey Forest Car Park. The walk-leaders are Sam & Malcolm; call 07836-679833 or 07969-293745. Walk-leaders are Andy & Fred; call

Driveways & Patios

BIKES WANTED FOR CASH

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Walk-leaders are Gill, Roger & Graham; call (01782) 782620/07905116896.

The walk-leaders are Pauline & Margaret; to sign up, call (01782) 657301/07969-179956.

Walk-leaders are Peter & Marlene, Barbara & Paul; to sign up, call (01785) 606660/07806-431776.

HARTSHILL CYCLES

On Friday, November 30th, the walk features Rode Heath/Hassall Green/ Old Salt Hall (grade: easy, about 5.5 miles), meeting at The Royal Oak Car Park.

Tuesday, December 4th, brings Aston Marina/Aston By Stone (grade: easy, about 4 miles), meeting at Aston Marina Car Park, Stone.

However, Age UK also offers longer distance walks, like Cheddleton/ Cat's Edge Circular (grade: easy-tomoderate, approximately five miles), on Friday, October 12th, meeting at Old School Tearooms, Cheddleton.

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Age UK North Staffordshire additionally features gentle, chairbased exercise-groups, with sessions lasting one hour, followed by refreshments; a £1.50 charge (to cover costs) is levied on all classes. If you are interested in joining in any of these activities, telephone the Ageing Well Team on (01782) 812063 or email ageing.well@ ageuknorthstaffs.org.uk

Fish & Chip Shops

Dresden Fisheries For those Traditional English Fish & Chips

Tel: 01782 315561

Fishing Tackle

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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 also available at tunstall Sunday: Emergencies only 01782 826738 www.willowveterinaryclinic.co.uk

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

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Coping with Sagging, Wrinkling and Dry Eyes (without a second mortgage) OUR canine friends age, just as we do, and, when this happens, wrinkles get more wrinkled and things sag and, then, become a bit dry. Sagging, dry eyes often need a tweak, nip-and-tuck, as well as corrective therapy for a lack of fluid-production, WRITES CLIVE CURRY. A dog does not spend a great deal of time looking in a mirror and wishing that time could go backwards, but it can suffer considerable pain and discomfort from chronic skin-infections and secondary, conjunctival disease associated with hair contact with the cornea. Dermal fold disease - particularly around the face and eyes, but also in other places - can be very painful and uncomfortable. We regularly perform corrective surgeries to make these patients look better, as well as feel better: it's one of our favourite surgeries. Dry eyes in middle-aged, adult dogs are still proving to be a common problem. At the present time, we remain in full production of our own 2% ciclosprin drops; this cottage industry product would appear to have a much better response-rate than the 10-20-times-weaker licensed product. We can also make the drops at a cost of £12.50 per month's treatment, instead of the licensed ointment at £65 per very small tube - a serious consideration for un-insured people. It is still important to monitor the response to treatment, initially by checking up on the tear-production at least until everyone's happy tear-production is as it should be. sales.seniorstoday@googlemail.com


PC Got A Cold ? SloW, uNrESPoNSiVE, All thE fuN drAiNEd out ?

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WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION A SUCCESSFUL POPPY APPEAL 2012

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