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A small group of residents from Lawton Manor Care Home, in Church Lawton, travelled to Jodrell Bank, in Cheshire, and enjoyed an interesting, informative afternoon, learning about planets and satellites.In July, residents will be visiting the National Memorial Arboretum, at Alrewas, in Staffordshire, while a seaside trip to Southend is planned, following the recent outing to Llandudno, in North Wales.

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Nordic Walking is a new fitness concept that is taking Staffordshire by storm! Suitable for all ages and fitness-levels, Nordic Walking is simple to learn and really sociable. Enthuses Instructor, Paul Cammillare: "By using the specially-designed poles, you can use all the major muscles in the body and burn up to twice as many calories as ordinary walking, but the best thing is that the poles actually propel you along, so it feels easier!"

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From soulful, close harmony songs to blisteringly fast bluegrass classics,The Slippery Hill Boys are a 'must' for all lovers of Americana, who can seel them in live action at Baddeley Green WMC on Friday, September 20th Though the guys may think they're in Kentucky, USA, they're all actually based in North Staffordshire!

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'Step Back in Time' is a premierquality production which celebrates the careers of some of the world's greatest entertainers - Elvis, Queen, The Bee Gees and Michael Jackson. The show is hosted by comic legends, Cannon and Ball, and runs at Blackpool's Grand Theatre from Tuesday, July 23rd, to Saturday, September 7th.

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

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 death28 The Guild of Master Craftsmen is the rate is surprisingly stable and UK's leading trade association. definitely bears no relation to Simply log on to its website - www. the number of people who write findacraftsman.com - and you will Wills. find builders, plumbers, carpenters,

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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.

SO, why do many people put off the task of writing a Will?

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

3. "I JUST HAVEN'T GOT ROUND TO IT": This is normally because the job doesn't rate high enough on your 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. We often receive comments, such as "What a relief" or "I've put it off for years, but, at last, I can rest easy."

WHY BOTHER MAKING A WILL? MY FAMILY WILL GET EVERYTHING WHEN I DIE! WON'T THEY?

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.

people. As mentioned, a Will can mean a lot less inconvenience for those left to sort things out.

IF you die without a Will, all your money and possessions (your Estate) will be distributed, according to strict legal rules and regulations. These rules are called the Laws of Intestacy. In many cases, the Intestacy Laws distribute an Estate in a way the deceased would not have wanted, sometimes with disastrous results. Your circumstances will fall into one of the following categories: Married, Cohabiting and Single. Many complexities can arise, and we shall cover these in full detail (as well as dispelling many unfounded, but popular, beliefs about them) in our next issue.

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The Majesticare way of life at Lawton Manor

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Come and see what we Summer has finally arrived, lets hope the sun continues to Proud beatRecognised as an Excellent have to to offer Lawton Manor! Lawton Manor Care shine on us Home for the next fewRated months. AsHome usual we have

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We believe that life in a care home setting should be for allExcellent the staff and residents at Lawton Manor. Proud to be Recognised as an Rated Home inspiring, fulfilling & entertaining. Our home provides a warm, friendly environment where residents get as much as they possibly can out of life. Not only do we offer beautiful settings, modern facilities and a wonderful varied activities programme, we also go out of our way to create a real feeling of community. When residents join us we do everything we can to make them and their family welcome.

The residents are continuing with their usual weekly activities - reviewing newspapers, baking, enjoying a visit to the salon and finding quiet time in the library. A small group of residents travelled to Joddrell Bank in Cheshire and had an interesting and informative afternoon learning about planets and satellites. We had a full coach on our outing to Llandudno this week and as usual found ourselves sharing lunch with the seagulls on the sea front!! Next month we will be out once again to view The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and another planned seaside trip to Southport.

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 ourinresidents, friends and families even more. Lawton Manor, like all Majesticare’s luxury care homes, Set two acrestheir of beautifully landscaped grounds,

has always the possible quality life, and now with our Garden Rooms extension, we can offer Wenow have aoffered number ofbest rooms available, all of featuring We have a dedicated room for respite care and the highest possible standards of luxury and the latest our residents, their friends and families even more. technology, including full en-suite shower, electric profiling beds, flat screen TV and extensive views of bookings are currently being taken for with the coming months thehave countryside or opportunity gardens. offering families the to pre-book holidays orthe highest possible standards of luxury and the latest We a number of rooms available, all featuring take a break. including full en-suite with shower, electric profiling beds, flat screen TV and extensive views of technology, Our residents benefit from experienced staff who provide professional personalised care and a whole range the or gardens. of countryside services to enhance their lives. There is no better way to get a feel for the luxury and attention to detail we offerresidents at Lawton Manorfrom thanexperienced to come for a visit. Our benefit staff who provide professional personalised care and a whole range ofAtservices to enhance their lives. There is no better way to get a feel for the luxury and attention to detail we Lawton Manor we offer: offer at Lawton Manor than to come for a visit.

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If you would like to be part of our professional, dedicated and friendly nursing team, we currently have a Registered Nurse position available to work If you would like more information or have any questions about Lawton Manor and the over 3 nights per week. If you are interested and way of life, please call01270 our House Manager, Ann Ball, on 01270 844200 would likeMajesticare more information please call If you would like more information or have questions about Lawton Manor and the 844200 and ask to Lawton speak to Sharon JonesLane, our any Address: Manor, Church Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3DD Majesticare way of life, please call our House Manager, Ann Ball, on 01270 844200 Home Manager. Email: lawtonmanor@majesticare.co.uk Website: www.majesticare. co.uk Address: Lawton Manor, Church Lane, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3DD We welcome your enquiries and invite youWebsite: to call in at any time to discussco.uk how Email: lawtonmanor@majesticare.co.uk www.majesticare. we could arrange a care package to suit your relative.

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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:

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Visitors to PARK HALL COUNTRY PARK may have noticed people walking with what look like ski-poles! We're reliably informed that they are Nordic walking and that it is the fastestgrowing fitness activity in the world with over 10 million enthusiasts now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super-fit cross-country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer.

PARK HALL NORDIC WALKING offers a basic two-hour Nordic walking lesson and a pair of quality Italian NW Poles for £29.99. Check out our website-page, www.nordicfitwalk.com, for all the dates and times, or call them on 07715 257511 for more information!

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PARK HALL DAY NURSERY a caring, secure environment Day Nursery celebrates 21st birthday by extending while they have to work. opening-hours! Accordingly, Park Hall Day PARK Hall Day Nursery is owned and managed by Sue Johnson, who has 27 years' experience in childcare. "This year, our nursery is celebrating its 21st birthday, and, to coincide with this, we are expanding our openinghours," says Sue. "We have been talking to and looking at the needs of local parents/carers, and we believe that there is a need for 'out-of-hours' childcare. "We have found that there are many parents, who need to work very early or late in the day (e.g. shift-workers or hospital staff), and there is also a need for Saturday care." These 'out-of-hours' shiftpatterns are particularly difficult for single parents or couples who both work fulltime. These parents still want to ensure that their children have

"Hilarious & irresistible" comedy ONE of the most riotously funny and moving plays of the last twenty years is the next New Vic Theatre production.

Nursery has extended its opening-hours to reflect this.

"Our new opening-hours are 6.00am to 10.00pm, Monday to Friday, and we intend to open on Saturdays soon," explains Sue. "Parents and/or guardians are warmly invited to call us to arrange a look around our nursery, experience our homely atmosphere and meet our friendly, experienced staff. "While here, they will be able to discuss all of their child's needs and requirements. "We will do all we can to make your little ones comfortable and secure and stick to their usual routine, so that their time at Park Hall is an enjoyable experience." You can contact Park Hall Day Nursery - located on Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton - on (01782) 775116. Edinburgh Festival, it, then, went on to London's West End for a triumphant, six-year run. It took Broadway by storm, and, to-date, has played in more than thirty countries worldwide, garnering award after award.

Lauded by The Sunday Times as "hilarious An isolated Irish and irresistible", Marie community is turned GLEN Wallace Jones's wonderful (of 'Hollyoaks' fame) upside down, when comedy, 'Stones in an American filmHis Pockets', is the stuff of theatre crew arrives to make a Hollywood legend. blockbuster. Starting its life as a low-key production, closing a season at The Lyric, Belfast, it became a global phenomenon. Moving from Northern Ireland to the 08 | JULY 2013

The villagers recognise a good thing when they see it and are soon earning plenty of money as extras (not to mention getting all the lemonmeringue pie they can eat!).

Theatre secrets revealed FOR some years, speakers from the Newcastle Players have been giving talks to groups throughout North Staffordshire and South Cheshire about what goes on behind the scenes in the amateur theatre. Now, one of the team involved has published an expanded version of the talk in a book, called 'A Word in On Plays'. Said the author, Geoff Price: "The title is obviously a play on words, and that sets the tone for both our talk and book. "We take a light-hearted look at what goes on behind the proscenium arch and in the amateur theatre, in general: why we do it, how we do it and, to some extent, where we do it. In fact, you could say that we take the lid off the world of amateur theatre. "It all began as a ten-minute talk to a Rotary Club. We were, then, asked to give it to other groups, such as Women's Institutes, Probus Clubs, Townswomen's Guilds and so on. "They usually wanted a talk, lasting 45 minutes, so it was expanded. However, we soon found that even that length was not enough to cover everything we wanted to say. That's why I eventually wrote the book." The 142-page book, which contains a wealth of illustrations and amusing anecdotes, answers many of the questions put to those involved in the amateur theatre, such as:

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* "What beautiful furniture (or costumes). Where do you get it (or them) from?" However, it's not long before there's friction between the Hollywood bigshots and the locals. Former 'Hollyoaks' star, Glen Wallace (who was nominated for 'Best Actor' in the 2010 British Soap Awards for his portrayal of Malachy Fisher), will be joined on-stage by Colin Connor ('Tull', 'Of Mice and Men', Octagon Theatre, Bolton) in the production, which will see them bring to life a multitude of extraordinary characters - from local lads with dreams of making it in the movies to burly Scottish security guards and glamorous Hollywood divas with dodgy Irish accents. Director, Paul Warwick, returns to the New Vic for the production, having helmed the theatre-in-the-round's hit-show, 'Laurel and Hardy'.

AUTHOR, Geoff Price, with his new tome.

* "Who designed (or built or painted) the set?"

* "What does the director do?"

* "I can't get that tune you used out of my head. What was it?"

* "You ought to do 'The Mousetrap' (or some other play). Why don't you?"

* "How much does it cost to put on a production like this?"

* "Do you video your productions? If so, can we buy a copy?"

'A Word On Plays' is available direct from the author at 103, Paris Avenue, Newcastle, Staffs. ST5 2QP at £7.50, plus £1.50, to cover packing and second-class postage (cheques should be made payable to G.H. Price). The proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the fund which the Newcastle Players have set up to pay for urgent repairs to their Theatre Workshop, a Grade II Listed Building in Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent. "Marie Jones's script is also timely, as Whitehall tells us we need to build an 'apiration nation', the play asks questions about things to which we aspire and why," he said. "I am absolutely over the moon about returning to the New Vic. This theatre, this audience and this town are very special: it's a joy and a privilege to be back." 'Stones in His Pockets' runs from Friday, July 5th, to Saturday, July 27th, at 7.30pm, with 2.15pm matinee performances on Saturdays 20th and 27th. Tickets (priced at £12-£21, with discounts of £2 for groups of ten or more and Under-26s Go Free) are available from the New Vic Box Office on (01782) 717962 or online at www.newvictheatre.org.uk sales: 01782 822125


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Pay All Out - All players get FREE open the box ticket

Every Thursday Night

Sequence Dancing/BINGO

189 WERRINGTON ROAD WERRINGTON, ST2 9AL

01782 214306

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a warm welcome to all members

& associates

ABBEY HULTON Sports & Social Club

BINGO MON/SAT NIGHTS & SUN LUNCH THURS QUIZ NIGHT FOR CASH PRIZES ALSO INDOOR BOWLING

JULY Sat 6th - Tony James (female soul vocalist)

Sat 13th - Sarah Dee (stokes top female vocalist)

Sat 20th Danny-Lee James (seasoned entertainer)

All Bass Beers • Games Room • Dominoes • Crib • Pool Darts • Freeview TV • Juke Box Pending

JULY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW ACTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM young personality

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Fri 12th - Connor O'Neil (male vocalist)

Meir And Longton Royal British Legion 197 Meir road Stoke on Trent Staffs ST3 7JF outstanding motown

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(gorgeous girl duo)

Fri 19th - Aimee

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/modern female

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW ACTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

male vocal)

Anyone wishing to audition for us we are holding the next one at. You can be an established act or just getting started. We'd love to meet you.

Friday 25th January - 8pm

Sat 29th - Twinkle

JULY

Fri 5th - Lee Daniels

Anyone wishing to audition for us we are holding the next one at. You can be an established act or just getting started. We'd love to meet you.

Meir And Longton Royal British Legion 197 Meir road Stoke on Trent Staffs ST3 7JF vocalist

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th am loor THIS AUDITION IS OPEN TOri THE GENERAL PUBLIC. (stokes young super star)

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Friday 25th January - 8pm

THIS AUDITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Large Private Function Room for Hire on Saturdays from 12pm onwards suitable for private parties, celebrations and weddings Upstairs Private Function Room for Hire with Bar 7 days & nights a week

Sat 6th - Harlem Nights Sun 7th - Tony Gould Sat 13th - Reggae on the Rocks Sun 14th - Terry Jay Sat 20th - Rubies Sun 21st - Robbie Benson Sat 27th - Vinyl 45 Sun 28th - Montys Boogie Night **Members Children Only**

BINGO - Fri-Sun night & Sun Dinner Play Your Cards Right - Sun Night • Quiz - Mon Night BLIND TOTE • MINI TOTE CAR PARK &

HIGH STREET, SILVERDALE, NEWCASTLE, TEL: 01782 622930

Abbotts Rd, Abbey Hulton, st2 8dy

01782 545 509 / 01782 541 836 A Warm Welcome Awaits You At

A Warm Welcome Awaits You At

Berryhill W.M.C.

Beers by Coors, Excellent Facilities. JULY

Sat 6th - Gary Lane

Sat 6th - Debbie Marx & The Boys (superb family show)

Sat 13th - Got The T Shirt (awesome indie trio)

Sat 20th - Trev Moray (stokes top male vocalist)

Sat 27th - Simon Garcia (fantastic vocal/saxophonist)

TELEPHONE:

(01782) 614297

Top Class Entertainment Every Saturday & Sunday Nights

JULY

Sat 6th - Takes 2 (female duo) (top male vocalist) Anyone wishing to audition for us we S un 7th - Terry Martin (male vocalist) Sun 7th - Robbie Dixon are holding the next one at. You can be an established act or just getting ( male vocalist) started. We'd love to meet you. Sat 13th - Blue Beats (vocal duo entertainers) Sat 13th - Aimee Meir And Longton Royal British Legion Meir And Longton Royal British Legion 197 Meir road (outstanding motown/modern female vocalist) 197 Meir road Sun 14th - Maureen Night (female vocalist) Stoke on Trent Stoke on Trent Staffs- Dave Hill (ex demon lead vocalist) Staffs Sun 14ST3 th 7JF ST3 7JF Sat 20th - Man Maid (boy/girl duo) SFriday at 20 th - Intrique (top class female duo ) 25th January - 8pm Friday 25th January - 8pm S un 21 st J ulie R oberts S un 21st - Micheal Lewis (male vocalist) THIS AUDITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL THIS AUDITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL (stokes own karen carpenter) PUBLIC . PUBLIC. Sat 27th - New York Minute (male vocal duo) Sat 27th - Lee Anthony (top class male vocalist) WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW ACTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

JULY

BRADWELL W.M.C.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW ACTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Anyone wishing to audition for us we are holding the next one at. You can be an established act oroutstanding just getting started. We'd love to meet you.

Sun 28th - Johnny Deaville

Sun 28th - Tuesday Moore (female vocalist)

BAR ,SMALL LOUNGE, LARGE LOUNGE GAMES ROOM WITH INDOOR GAMES DOMINOES, CRIB AND POOL CONCERT ROOM WITH TOP ENTERTAINMENT BY VIVA MUSIC PROMOTIONS EVERY SAT & SUN NIGHTS PLUS BINGO LARGE SCREEN TV, LARGE CAR PARK , COACHES WELCOME BY APPOINTMENT

BINGO WED/FRI/SAT/SUN NIGHTS AND ALSO SUNDAY LUNCH ** MONDAY NIGHTS** PRIZE BINGO WITH GOOD PRIZES - WHY NOT COME ALONG & BRING THE KIDS FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE - RING CLUB FOR DETAILS COACHES WELCOME BY APPOINTMENT BEERS FROM CARLSBERG, COORS & HEINEKEN

Calvary Crescent,Bentilee,ST2 OAQ,

Bradwell Lane, Bradwell.

(top seasoned male vocalist)

01782 314490

01782 635701

BALL HAYE GREEN WMC UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT **ALL PREMIERSHIP MATCHES** **SHOWN HERE** Sunday Dinner Bingo progressive jackpots from £400 Also Bingo on Sat night / Sun Dinner / Sun Night Lucky Box Draw Pool • Snooker • Darts Dominoes & Crib FREE FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK WITH FREE DISCO

entertainment provided by M. J. E. Management

JULY

Fri 5th ................The Beardsmith Family pay on the door

£3

Sat 6th ...............Lee Daniels Sun 7th..............Ben Murphy Sat 13th .............La-Belle Sun 14th ...........Sam Bailey Fri 19th ..............J.C. Rayne Sat 20th .............Shannon Sun 21st ............Matt Fisher Fri 26th ..............*Diane Ross Tribute* pay on the door

£3

Sat 27th .............E L 10 Sun 28th ...........Terry Jay

128 Greasley Road, Abbey Hulton ST2 8HZ Tel: 07716 711731 10 | JULY 2013

JULY Sat 6th - Classic Gold (male duo) Sun 7th - Chris Johnson (male vocalist) Sat 13th - Deep Timbre (male duo) Sun 14th - Danielle Grace Williams (female vocalist)

Sat 20th - Dekota (male/female duo) Sun 21sth - Gemma Louise Doyle (female vocalist)

Sat 27th - Blue Ice (male/female duo) Sun 28th - Nikki (female vocalist) All entertainment enquiries to Trevor Bailey on 01538 398 634

Bingo Mon - Wed - Sat - Sun Excellent Games Room Pool • Snooker • Darts • Dominoes etc. Visitors Always Welcome

John Smiths • Fosters • Teakstons • Heineken

01538 398 802

Roach View, Ball Haye Green, Leek sales: 01782 822125


OFFERING A WARM WELCOME AT

Keyboard nights at Wolstanton WMC WOLSTANTON Workingmen's Club plays host to concerts by professional artists on the first Thursday of each month. The performances are presented by the North Staffs. Organ and Keyboard Club. The third Thursday of the month is 'Open Night', when home-players are take their own instruments and, (regardless of age or ability) are given the opportunity to play for fellow-members on their own instruments. Concert admission is £4 for non-members and £3 for members. For more information, telephone Tony Lawton on (01782) 858907.

MEIR SOCIAL & SPORTS WMC Bingo Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat & Sun

Top beers & lagers from Coors

100%

• Games room including snooker • Bowling Green • Pigeon Club COACH PARTIES WELCOME • LARGE CAR PARK LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SAT/SUN EVENINGS

JULY

Sat 6th - Natasha Fox (female soul vocalist) Sun 7th - Last Stand (brilliant rock duo) Sat 13th - **STAR NIGHT** Crackerjack (caberet comedy trio) Sun 14th - Takes Two (fab girl duo) Sat 20th - Gary Wells (top male vocalist) Sun 21st - Crunch (awesome boy/girl duo) Sat 27th - Disco Sun 28th - Sneeze Wort (comedy duo) TEL: 01782 314730 THE BEECHES, WESTON ROAD, MEIR

invite you to pay us a visit to share all our excellent facilities JULY

Sat 6th ......... Scandal (amazing girl guy duo) Sun 7th ........ Connor O'Neil (amazing solo) Sat 13th ....... Crash (brilliant duo) Sun 14th ...... Fireworx (sensational girl guy duo) Sat 20th ....... Diffusion (pop trio) Sun 21st ...... Roadhouse (brilliant male duo) Sat 27th ....... Euphoria Sun 28th ...... Picture This (male / female duo)

JULY

Sat 6th - Rachel Valentine Sun 7th - Lewis James Sat 13th - JD Powers Sun 14th - La Belle Sat 20th - Debra Patton Sun 21st - Brian Kramer Sat 27th - Nicola Ashleigh Sun 28th - Twilight

Small function room available please ring the club for details

A warm friendly welcome awaits you at

COBRIDGE

CORONATION CLUB

Every Saturday night is the best of Country & Western Class acts not to be missed • All line dancers welcome

JULY

Fri 5th - Rock & Roll Sat 6th - TBC (country & western) Fri 12th - Soul & Motown Sat 13th - Soul & Motown Fri 19th - Rock & Roll Sat 20th - Cole Jackson Fri 26th - Tribute Night Rock & Roll Midnight Dynamos plus the incredibly talented "Tom Seals" Sat 27th - Katie Rhodes (country & western) Sun 28th - Phil Ankers soul & motown Bingo every Friday & Sunday night in Lounge Wednesday Afternoon Social Afternoon LARGE Screen TV in Bar Soul & Motown Sessions (ring for details) 75/85 Mulgrave Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

Tel: 01782 214093

JULY ENTERTAINMENT

Sat 6th El-Diva

Sat 13th A Box

of

Sparks

Sat 20th Oblivion Sat 27th Krys

MONDAY: Line dancing • THURSDAY: Night bingo INDOOR GAMES SNOOKER, SKITTLES, POOL, CRIBBAGE, DOMINOES ETC SUNDAY LUNCH, available in the lounge resteraunt DISC DRAW every Thursday, Friday & Sataurday Every alternative Thurs afternoon FRIENDSHIP CLUB Bingo Fri/Sat Nights

TELEPHONE:

(01782) 624573 QUALITY LIVE

JULY ENTERTAINMENT EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY EVENINGS SUPPLIED BY

ELCOCK ENTERTAINMENTST

Sat 6th Soul Council (5pc soul & motown band)

Sun 7th Kelly Louise (popular female vocalist)

Sat 13th 6 Appeal (great six piece covers band)

Sun 14th Julie Roberts (versatile female vocalist)

Sat 20th Back to Back

www.baddeleygreenclub.com

we bid a friendly WELCOME to associates and vistors to the hospitable

WOLSTANTON WMC live entertainment every saturday

JULY Sat 6th Paul Marx (great tribute act)

Sat 13th David Kidd

(recently seen on the VOICE on bbc)

Sat 20th Mark Yates (mr soul man)

Sat 27th Takes Two (fab girl duo)

(boy/girl guitar vocal duo)

Sat 27th Fusion Rock

*members

children only on saturday night*

(pop & motown band)

EXCELLENT GAMES ROOM FACILITIES

Sun 28th Samantha Starr

Function Room AvailableFor Hire

(excellent female vocalist)

Snooker - Darts - Crib - Indoor Bowls

01782 616 736

Chetwynd House, High Street, Wolstanton

sales: 01782 822125

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Telephone 01782 912184

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FOOD SERVED MON - SAT 2pm - 8pm Homemade meals from £4.95 SUNDAY LUNCH 1pm-4pm PENSIONERS SPECIALS WEDNESDAY 20% DISCOUNT Regular Saturday Entertainment The Auctioneers Arms, The Green, Caverswall, Stoke on Trent, ST11 9EQ.

THE FLYING HORSE Donna & Frank Welcome All

OPENING TIMES MON 4:30-12 • TUE 4:30 - 11:30 WED/THUR 4:30 - 11:30 FRI 4:30 - 1am • SAT 12-1am • SUN 12-11:30 NEW MENU NOW AVAILABLE SPECIALS BOARD AND TRADITIONAL FAVOURITES SUNDAY LUNCH 12-3PM • 3 COURSES £9.95 ONCE A MONTH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT • DARTS • POKER 6th July SPECIAL OFFERS ON BOTTLED BEERS Horse Race Night Ashbourne Road, Leek, Staffs Everyone Welcome

01538 398125

LLANDUDNO

BROMWELL COURT HOTEL

EXCELLENT SEAFRONT LOCATION VERY HIGH STANDARD OF CLEANLINESS All rooms en-suite with all facilities For bookings & brochure call

01492 878416

www.bromwellcourt.co.uk

ANY 3 NIGHTS FROM £69.00PP

North Staffs Heart Commitee Founded 1979

(www.northstaffsheart.org.uk/charity)

THE LEADING

Reg.Charity 508743

LOCAL HEART CHARITY Caring for Cardiac Patients

We have raised over

LOCALLY

£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

POTTERIES ANTIQUES Old watches wrist & pocket ladies or gents, working or not all makes especially OMEGA Watches!

WANTED COINS & MEDALS Doulton and Beswick Figures POTTERIES ANTIQUES CENTRE, 271 WATERLOO RD, COBRIDGE

Open 6 days or for home visits Tel: SOT 201455 anytime 12 | JULY 2013

Focus on families & food

A MAJOR £200,000 refurbishment has brought this 1970s' pub excitingly into the 21st century, transforming it into a family-oriented venue! Following the six-week makeover 'mine hosts', Paul and Karen Brown, re-opened The Roaring Meg at Biddulph last December (six months after taking it over), and its new "contemporary look" has proved a big hit with locals and visitors alike. The metamporphosis, funded by Punch Taverns, comprised new furniture and fittings and lighting, plus the installation of a new bar. And it's hardly surprising, since the popular couple (in this, their first pub) ensure that there is always something appealing to all tastes, thanks to a quiz night on Mondays and live entertainment each Saturday. The Roaring Meg was Paul's own 'local' for the previous, 30 years, and he explained: "I could always see the pub's potential, and we wanted to give the pub a whole, new look and feel, appealing to families." The focus at the Pennine Way hostelry is very much on genuine, home-cooked food, and each week (from July) sees a Curry Night (Wednesday) and a Grill Night (Friday), while 'Sit Back Sunday' takes care of dinner for you, with Sunday Lunch (a choice of two or three 'roasts', served with 'all the trimmings') available for just £5.95 or (GO LARGE) at £7.95. As an added bonus, Karen and Paul offer 'OAP Specials' (main course & beverage), which are available all day (12 noon-9pm), Monday-Thursday, for only £4.95. The Main Menu features a host of starters, including such favourites as soup of the day, garlic mushrooms and prawn cocktail, as well as more exotic Chilli Con Queso (breadcrumb-coated jalapenos, filled withcream cheese, served with a sweet chilli dip, nachos & salad garnish) and Oriental-Style Pork Ribs (marinated in Chinese, five-spice, soy sauce, chillies & honey-glaze). Traditional main courses include Decadent Fisherman's Pie (smoked haddock, salmon, cod & eggs in a creamy dill sauce, topped with cheesy mash topping & salad garnish), Liver and Onions, Sausage & Mash and Vegetarian Open Lasagne. Readers can also plump for the '2 for £10 Menu', featuring those perennial favourites: 5oz Gammon Steak, Home-made Pie of the Day, Home-made Beef Burgers, Curry of the

Day, Shepherd's Pie and Traditional Hot Pot. For the health-conscious, there are enticing salads and jacket potatoes, plus a full range of tasty snacks (sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and bagels) and, naturally, a 'Kids' Menu'. Needless to say, a good wine-selection (numbering 14 'vins') complements the excellent fare, and readers can also enjoy a first-rate selection of drinks, including a quartet of traditional, cask-conditioned ales, with a trio of regularly-changing 'guest beers' and Cornish-based Sharp's Brewery's multi-awardwinning Doom Bar Bitter (ABV 4%), one of the UK's fastest-selling brews as the the pub's 'regular'. Live entertainment (ranging from 'easy listening' performers to rock bands) features each Saturday (with occasional Friday night 'specials'). "We're also thinking about staging acoustic nights, probably on a monthly basis," said Paul, adding: "On Sunday, August 18th, we're having a bungee-jump in aid of the County Air Ambulance." Although the pub was built in 1974, its rumbustious name dates back to the English Civil War, when Lord Brereton was besieged at Biddulph Old Hall by the Parliamentarians under the command of his uncle, Sir William Brereton. At first, he held out, but when a massive siege-cannon (the eponymous 'Roaring Meg') was summoned from Stafford, he was forced to surrender in 1644, after which the mansion was demolished, to prevent it being re-garrisoned.

a warm friendly welcome from the management & staff

Real Home Cooked Food served Mon - Sun 12 noon until 9pm Breakfast Served Fri-Sun 10am-12noon

2 for £10 on Selected Meals OAP Specials served Mon-Thurs Main Course Only £4.95 inc Tea or Std Coffee choose from our 2 for £10 menu SUNDAY is ‘Sit Back Sunday’ let us take care od dinner for you Sunday Lunch £5.95 or go LARGE £7.95

MONDAY NIGHT QUIZ 9pm SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Pennine Way, Biddulph ST8 7EA Tel: 01782 516664 sales: 01782 822125


"Excellent

Ye Olde Crown

10 A WESTPORT ROAD BURSLEM ST64AW

The Oldest Pub in Burslem Shane and Rachel Welcome All OPEN FROM 4 PM MON - THURS • 11 AM FRI - SUNDAY 2 LARGE TVS PLUS BIG SCREEN SHOWING FOOTBALL

FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH ALTERNATIVE NIGHT WITH STAN MUGGINS SOUND OF STONE ROSES, ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN, SKA ETC EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT GOLDEN TORCH SCOOTER CLUB DJS WELCOME BRING YOUR OWN SOUNDS

dining

"WHAT a difference a 'refurb' makes (not to mention great, new owners). I've lived locally for more than ten years, and can't believe how 'The Lock' has changed, going from a typical boozer (including 'chavs') to a pub/restaurant with a real touch of class.

" I can't recommend Brindley's Lock highly A warm welcome from Gareth and Kay enough. Enjoy." Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 7pm

Just one of a myriad of glowing reviews (on www. home cooked food tripadvisor.co.uk) enjoyed Friday & Saturday evening meals 5:30pm - 8:30pm by this totally-refurbished Stoke-on-Trent public house, Accoustic night every Sunday following the arrival of 'mine hosts', Ray and Sandra. entertainment nights - ring for details

Sunday Lunch 12noon - 4pm

funerals • christenings • celebrations catered for Caffreys•Carling•Worthington•Thatchers•Doombar

The Perfect Wedding Venue..

Beautiful glass covered Edwardian cobbled courtyard. Seat up to 70 for the wedding breakfast in our stylish restaurant or up to 150 for buffet style with inside or outside dining. We will tailor a wedding package to suit your needs. We also cater for Engagements, Anniversaries, Christenings and all other special events

01538 382 812 • eat@getliffes.co.uk • www.getliffes.co.uk 22-24 Getliffe’s Yard, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6HU

THE OLD SAL Louise and Dave welcome you

SPECIALS BOARD AVAILABLE FOOD SERVED DAILY 12-8pm EXCITING JULY SAT 13TH JOIN THE FUN THE BEST HAND JOB IN TOWN FUN CAR WASH LADIES IN HOT PANTS 12NOON ONWARDS CHARITY DAY SAT 20TH ALL PROCEEDS TO DOUGIE MAC FEATURING THE FULL MONTY SPIDERMAN • MICKEY MOUSE • MINNIE MOUSE BOUNCY CASTLE • SUMO • TOMBOLOA • AUCTIONS

01782 328971

HEATHCOTE STREET, LONGTON sales: 01782 822125

CARLSBERG £1.99

BANKS £1.99

After taking over at Brindley's Lock in October, 2012, the popular couple quickly changed its whole theme from a football and sports bar to a family food and entertainment venue. As a result, the Packmoor is now acclaimed for its combination of polite, courteous, knowledgeable staff; excellent décor; and first-class, reasonablypriced food (available seven days a week).

&

great value, too"

(including Mexican, Italian, Greek, Spanish Tapas and Caribbean) at least once a month. This family-friendly, Robinson's pub boasts a lovely, safe, fully-enclosed play-area at the rear and a large seating-area for drinkers at the front (when we have the sun!), and customers (aged 21 and over) can enjoy its friendly, relaxing atmosphere during the evening. "We cater for families until 9pm, when children are requested to leave, so we can have a more mature evening," explained Ray. The Silverstone Crescent pub is a keen supporter of Cancer Research (Sandra underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2010, and has now, thankfully, made a recovery), holding a number of fund-raising events for the charity each year. In August, a 'Family Fun

Day' will include an Olympicstyle mini-competition for mums and dads (to celebrate twelve months since the 'real thing' in 2012), plus numerous stalls. The family day (supported by Tunstall Rotary Club) will be followed by two fancydress events (one an '80s' Night and the other a terrific New Year's Eve celebration). Ray and Sandra possess a wealth of experience (extending over almost 30 years) within the licensed/ catering trade, including running not only The Travellers Rest at nearby Scholar Green, but also a restaurant on Cyprus and a night club in Hanley! THERE'S A 10% DISCOUNT ON FOODPURCHASES FROM MAIN MENU AND 'SPECIALS BOARD' WITH THIS VOUCHER!

BRINDLEY’S LOCK

offering a warm and friendly welcome

The menu offers a good choice of home-cooked fare, with something to suit all tastes, wonderfully complemented by delicious 'specials'.

Completely Refurbished & Under New Ownership

As an additional, culinary bonus, a selection of scrumptious desserts can be viewed, prior to ordering, in a glass cabinet by the bar.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY SATURDAY

Moreover, Brindley's Lock features 'theme nights'

EXCELLENT FOOD SERVED 7 DAYS A WEEK

Mon - Thurs 12noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm Fri & Sat 12noon - 9pm Sun 12noon - 6.45pm

Theme Nights Once a Month Silverstone Crescent, Stoke on Trent ST6 6XP

01782 832022

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A promise of food to relish from Kathy & Charlie!! IF you make a quick diversion off the A52 at Froghall, or the B5053 at Ipstones, you will discover a genuine 'hidden gem'! Yes, once found, The Fox & Goose, at Foxt, is a hostelry which readers will want to re-visit time after time, in order to enjoy its superb setting (a beautiful village, located on the edge of the world-famous Peak District) and the excellent hospitality offered to customers cold and new alike by new 'mine hosts', Charlie and Kathy. Since taking over this charming country inn and restaurant, the couple have been busily creating a reputation for nonpareil food, thanks to highly-qualified chèf, Rob Shaw. Whether opting for the bar menu or treating yourselves to the

gourmandising delights of the à la carte menu, discerning diners are spoilt for choice.

Protection against Kennel Cough

The ultra-comfortable restaurant affords diners the opportunity to take in the all-year-round wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

IS your dog going into kennels this summer?

Using locally-sourced produce and products, the menu features a myriad of culinary dishes, such as pan-fried venison haunch and duck with orange sauce, alongside more traditional fare, like the Fox & Goose 'burger and home-made steak-andale, chicken and ham-and-leek pies - something for everyone with a taste for top-quality food, wonderfully complemented by friendly, efficient service. "We are proud that Rob Shaw has joined our friendly team," said Kathy.

"He is an excellent chèf, who takes great pride in the creation of the bar menu and an exquisite à la carte one."

Charlie and Kathy welcome you to the recently revamped Fox and Goose • Locally brewed cask ales • Top new chef • A la Carte Menu • Bar meals available • Picturesque views • Warm welcome

Have they had their kennel cough vaccine? WHAT IS KENNEL COUGH? A disease produced by a number of different organisms and environmental influences. Caused by combination of canine parainfluenza virus and the bacteria, Bordetella bronchiseptica; these affect the dog's upper respiratory tract, causing infection. Symptoms include a harsh dry cough, sneezing, snorting and can be worse after excitement or exercise. HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?

through airborne droplets, produced by sneezing and coughing. It a highly contagious disease, even weeks after symptoms disappear. HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR DOG ? Protection is simple; Nobivac KC vaccine is adminstered into your dog's nose, and it provides immunity within 72 hours. It is proven to last for at twelve months. This vaccine can be given with your dog's usual annual booster vaccine or as a single vaccine. SPECIAL OFFER FOR JULY AT SHIRES VETS - KENNEL COUGH VACCINES REDUCED TO ONLY £15!!!! BOOK IN TODAY

Find us on Facebook, or check out our website at www.shiresvets.com

It can be spread in situations where dogs are socialising, such as training classes and dog shows, and also proud to support City Dogs Lat e n igh t 01782 during a walk, o p e n in g 214683 M o n / Th u rs in boarding at kennels or HOVERINGHA M DRIVE rescue centres. EATON PARK ST2 9PS Friendly, affordable, modern health care Viral and for all your pets bacterial causes P LE ASE TELE P HONE F OR are spread AN AP PO INTM ENT

One of the world's best!! ONE of the finest bands to have come out of the vibrant, traditional music-scene of Quebec is visiting Newcastle this month. Le Vent du Nord has a uniquely 'Québecois'

sound, mixing French, Irish, Scottish and

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK from 12pm-12am Tel: 01538 266415 Foxt, ST10 2HN

Just 4 miles from Alton Towers and Cheadle 14 | JULY 2013

English tunes and traditions to make thrilling music with a special French-Canadian spirit. Appearing at Newcastle's New Vic Theatre on Tuesday, July 23rd, the band is now one of the best-loved Quebec folk outfits in the world. With fiddle, guitar, accordion and hurdygurdy, they play driving tunes and heartlifting songs, music which moves audiences everywhere.

They have performed throughout Canada and

the USA and in more than fifteen European countries!

Tickets for the concert (which starts at 7.30pm) are priced at £16 and £18 (with concessions and Under-16s Go Free), and are available from the New Vic Box Office on (01782) 717962 or online at www. newvictheatre.org.uk sales: 01782 822125


ALL 'Going on a Summer Holiday'? DO you fancy taking your pet on holiday with you this summer? Since 2000, the Pet Travel Scheme has allowed pet-owners to take their dogs and cats to other EU countries and specified non-EU countries, and, then, return home without having to put their pet into quarantine. Your pet will need to be microchipped (to identify them) and, subsequently, vaccinated against rabies. Having completed these two steps, your pet can, then, be issued with a Pet Passport. Animals will be allowed to travel with a Pet Passport 21 days after the rabies vaccination. Before travelling home, your pet will require veterinary treatment for tapeworm. Other treatments are also advisable to help to protect your pet against exotic diseases, whilst abroad.

Thinking of your

1 Hempstalls Lane, Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire ST5 0SN

We all love the warm, lazy days and longer evenings of summer, but it's worth sparing a thought for our pets.

FLIES are a huge problem for rabbits in the summer months. Flies are very attracted to rabbits, if they have soiled bottoms (here, they lay their eggs, which rapidly hatch out into flesh-eating maggots. It is important to check bunnies' on a daily basis and call The Croft at once, if you are worried.

With this in mind, here are a few tips:HEAT can be a real killer for many pets. Make sure fresh, clean water is always available and avoid exercising pets in the heat of the day, particularly with old, overweight dogs with heart-problems (stick to earlymorning and evening walks). Also, ensure that rabbits, guinea pigs and hens have adequate shade and water.

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER - NEVER LEAVE A PET IN A CAR ON A HOT DAY!

JB

• • •

Wide Range of Tests with Same Day Results Homeopathy & Acupuncture Range of Pet Products, including Arden Grange Pet Food and Prescription Diets Free Specialised Nurse Clinics For Our Registered Pets Weight Clinics Dental Check-Ups and Adolescent Checks Weekly Evening ‘CAT ONLY’ Clinic to Reduce Stress in our Feline Friends

Our mission at the Croft Veterinary Clinic is to provide successful conventional and complementary medicine to enable us to treat the whole patient in a unique way which addressestheir specific health and wellness needs. At The Croft Veterinary Clinic we offer consultations by appointment only, throughout the day

Opening times: Monday - Friday: 8.45am - 7.30pm Saturday: 9.00am - 2.00pm

sales: 01782 822125

walks, is helpful in preventing problems associated with both grass seeds and ticks.

SUNBURN is another hazard! Cats are natural sunbathers, but cats with white noses and ear-tips are particularly vulnerable to sunpets? Think of The Croft burn and subsequent • Friendly Caring and skin-cancer. Professional Staff • Free on-site Parking with This risk can Disabled Access be reduced by • RCVS Accredited Practice keeping them • Comprehensive Diagnostics and out of the sun, Surgical Equipment including Digital Radiography Ultrasound or by applying Scanner, Ultrasonic Dental sunblock to Equipment, and Diabetic clinic these areas • Visiting Referral Specialist during the Orthopaedic Surgeon • In-House Laboratory Offering a summer months.

Tel: 01782 711 800 www.croftvets.com

For further information, contact The Croft or visit: www.defra.gov.uk

GRASS SEEDS of the meadow grasses are easily trapped in the coats of pets, especially dogs. They often migrate and become lodged in a variety of places, including the ears and between toes. Regular grooming, especially after

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FOCUS ON TUNSTALL, GOLDENHILL & KIDSGROVE

The Queens Head

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(Proof of your own ID and address required).

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Lions event offers a great day-out for all the family FOR the past, few years (come rain or shine), Stokeon-Trent Lions Club has been organising the annual carnival in Victoria Road, Tunstall. Months of careful planning and hard work go into making the carnival a success, with money raised during the event being spent in the local area. Taking place on Sunday, July 28th, Tunstall Carnival is a genuine family day-out, with stalls and attractions aimed at all age-groups, and visitors turn out in their hundreds to enjoy a great time. Following their tremendous popularity last year, Circus Whiz has, once again, been asked by the Lions Club to come along and allow children to have a go at a range of different circus-skills, including plate-spinning, juggling and unicycling and lots more! continued on page

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Stop! Don’t send your gold away in the post!

Hemmings Jewellers

"CARNIVAL TIME" Having fun at Tunstall Carnival? Do you want to raise money for your good cause or charity fund? Bring your broken gold to us (HEMMINGS JEWELLERS TUNSTALL and we will pay you for it in cash or with a cheque to your good cause. (proof of your own i.d.and address required).

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The whole family can enjoy the arena events.

Cedar Avenue, Kidsgrove Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST7 1LA

For the first time, the event is presenting an Family run business,qualified staff, est. 29 years act which involves a rider Tropical fish,marine fish,corals, invertebrates,tropical plants & aquariumsperforming daring, acrobatic feats , whilst galloping on horseback.

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The second arena attraction will feature Tom Longton, with his display of sheep and ducks (all trained by him and very entertaining to watch!). As ever, Stanworth's Fun Fair will be there, as will a variety of charity and trade stalls.

The Sneyd Arms Hotel Offering a warm friendly welcome

Pensioners Specials £5.95 for 2 courses Steak Nights Thursdays 5pm - 9pm Open Mic Mon - Wed and Fri WE

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A music workshop in the Bandstand will offer readers an opportunity to try your hand at music-making. Refreshments will be on sale throughout the day, and various stalls will be selling their wares. Other attractions include facepainting and model-making. Obviously, Stokeon-Trent Lions Club is hoping for excellent weather, but that is one thing that the organising body cannot guarantee!!

We supply all types of Rides for any Event Available for Hire, Each Event Personally Managed

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Tel: 01782 787356 Mobile: 07976 816839 ask for Katie or Keith

Stoke on Trent Lions Club

Sunday 28th July Arena Acts - Galloping Acrobatics, Tom Longton Sheepdog and Duck Display Music Workshop in the Bandstand Gates Open Charity & Trade Stalls 11.00 am - 5.00 pm Vintage/Classic Cars Refreshments Available Donkey Rides Face Painting Adults £2.00 Children 50p Inflatables Unaccompanied Children £1 & More

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Jewellery Making Supplies Beads of all kinds, shapes & sizes Many colours A large range to choose from

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Cobridge Community Centre

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Celebrate with us in 2012 / 2013

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As a consumer, you will no longer have a multitude of small businesses to shop from.

Lads n Dads Barber Shop

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N. J. Tostevin & Son

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6AA

Piano

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Open Tuesday to Friday 10-2 Saturday 10–4 Closed Monday

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of their local customers, thus guaranteeing a much broader range of product-choices and quality. When you purchase from a locally-owned business, the benefits to your local community are, in turn, tremendous. Locally-owned businesses create more jobs locally, and, in some sectors, provide better wages and conditions than chainstores. The revenue from small businesses goes back into the local economy, enriching the whole community and building a stronger, local economy.

Communities which preserve their pne-ofWedding Packages & Bridal Styling a-kind businesses and distinctive character Pedicures Manicures Facial Body Waxing possess an economic Acrylic Nails including Gelish advantage. Local ownership ensures that important 64 Weston Road, Meir 01782 594042 decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and, as a result, will feel the impacts of those QUALITY decisions. SPECIALISING IN ALL FORMS OF HAIRDRESSING

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Small businesses secures choice and diversity in products and services offered: even though a single, local shop may have a smaller selection than a big chain outlet, a multiplicity of independent retailers creates increased variety. There are, of course, practical reasons to stay continued on page

MODEL RAIL SPECIALISTS

Come and find out about the revolution in 00 and N guage Model Railways!! Working DCC layout Highly competitive pricing and friendly service 13 Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

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Guys & Dolls

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Tues and Thurs Pensioners Day

at a price you can afford...

DURING his recent visit to Burslem, the Prince of Wales paid an impromptu visit to our shop on Queen Street.

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colouring & perming, various styles available Opening times: Tues-Thur 9am-6pm Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 8.30am-4pm 70 WATLANDS VIEW, PORTHILL Tel: 01782 637717

Enjoy a delicious lunch at our tea rooms • Lunches, light snacks and a range of main meals • Cakes & pastries • Traditional Sunday Lunch our speciality – all homemade on the premises • Visit our Gift Shop with a range of Hidden Treasures for the home • Nursery with a vast range of plants, trees & shrubs for the garden Open 7 days a week 9.30am – 4.30pm

Outside catering available CONFERENCE CENTRE FOR ALL CORPORATE EVENTS

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away from non-local businesses. First of all, what happens when you order a product, and it isn't the correct item or is, perhaps, it is damaged? We all know how frustrating it is to telephone or email 'customer service', and not get a response! There's nowhere to go

AN exciting, new study shows that Omega 3 could add an extra, two years to your lifeexpectancy.

and no one to help resolve the issue.

Nutritionists gave been singing the praises of Omega 3 (one of the essential fatty acids) and its importance in our diets for years, but a recent study has shown dramatically the full impact of having more of it in your diet.

When you purchase an item from a local store, you DO have somewhere to go, when a product is defective.

local business: you are not just another ordernumber; you are a In general, customer person living within the service is more personal same community. and responsive with a

Brookfields Farm Shop

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Stone Road, Blackbrook, Newcastle, Staffordshire.

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ample car parking

small friendly atmosphere & service

89 Lichfield Street, Hanley 01782 281410

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Conservatory Specialists Child Safety Options Available Credit/Debit Cards Accepted

call 01782 824223

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TEL: 01782 516200

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PARK LIVE 2013 CONGLETON A great weekend's entertainment!!

CONGLETON is having its very own festival on Friday, July 12th, and Saturday, July 13th! Yes, Parklive 2013 is happening in Congleton Park over two nights and a day, and it features over twenty local and national music acts, and, on Saturday, FREE in the Park will be a huge 'Eco Zone', entertainment, Circus Sensible, trade stands and more. Congleton Parklive is a festival, with a swathe of artistic experiences intertwined FULL SERVICE, REPAIR within & DIAGNOSTICS Congleton 40 years experience Town, the Congleton River Dane and Park 01260 277066 landscape Unit 4, Hancock Road, - banquets Congleton CW12 2AN under canopies, tented talks, pioneering Browns Furniture in art, 01260 Congleton has been sustainability, 273403 established for over 100 years as a family masked run business based at balls, free its Lawton Street premises. and marquee music, Browns are retailers and manufacturers of parkland quality furniture and processions specialise in traditional and and contemporary pieces of all aspects of traditional your home, with revelry.

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offers music from local bands in the music marquee and a masquerade ball in the Stock at the Pavilion, from 6pm to 12 midnight (tickets priced at £5). Saturday in the Park (10am5pm) is FREE to all, and features music and additional entertainment (two eco zones, Circus Sensible, fun fair and trade stands) throughout the day. Saturday evening in the music marquee offers music from, again, local bands and headline act, Dirty DC (Europe's top AC/DC tribute band), between 6pm and 12 midnight (tickets cost £15). Camping is also available, and trading for non-food stalls is offered for the full day on Saturday.

Options are available for food stalls to trade through from Friday evening until Sunday morning. Tickets are priced at £5 (Friday Adult), £15 (Saturday Adult), £20 (Weekend Adult) and £30 (Weekend Adult Camper

[weekend ticket with camping on Friday & Saturday). Further details of the event and tickets for the two evening music concerts are available by visiting the facebook page - www. facebook/parklivecongleton

BROWNS

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BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL

Non-stop entertainment!! TUESDAY, July 23rd, sees the first night of a high-quality production which celebrates the careers of some of the world's greatest entertainers

THE

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Y0944 Enquiries 0845 1300501 Brochure 0845 3311080 answer machine

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Time' is a fast-paced show highlights some of the greatest musical artists of all time: Elvis, Queen, The Bee Gees and Michael Jackson. Experience your favourite, million-selling songs, presented by an exceptionally talented cast of performers, who deliver such hits as 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Somebody to Love', 'Stayin' Alive', 'Disco Inferno', 'Man in the Mirror', 'Boogie Wonderland' and many more! This-is-a-dance in the aisle, toe-tapping, non-stop show for fans young and old - and is perfect for all the family! Featuring breathtaking Cirque acts and sumptuous costumes, 'Step Back in Time' is hosted by, and stars, legendary comic duo, Cannon & Ball, as you have never seen them before! Tickets (priced at £15-£23, with £2 discount for concessionaries) are available from The Grand's Box Office on (01253) 290190.

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August £154

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North

Gynway B&B The Gynway is a small homely B&B where a warm welcome awaits you. Adjacent to the seafront, the Gynway offers:

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BLACKPOOL • BLACKPOOL •four-course BLACKPOOL dinner is served each evening (the An Oasis of Relaxation & restaurant is open to non-residents all-yearComfort round).

Hilarious 'Cissie & Ada'

TWO of television's best-loved comic 'females' take to the stage of Blackpool's Grand Theatre in July. Cissie and Ada, the immortal characters, created by the late, great Les Dawson and his long-suffering side-kick, Ray Barraclough, grace the stage for the first time in an hilarious, new play by Graham Warrender. 'Cissie and Ada' revisits the story and the culture behind the side-splitting sketches and that of BBC Light Entertainment during the 1980s. Two former BOOKING NOW FOR ILLUMINATIONS THE QUORN 'Coronation www.quornhotelblackpool.com Street' favourites, Friendly B&B with Eric Potts Ex-Stoke Delores (Diggory) and B&B / B&B +E.M. midweek Steven Arnold ( all fresh produce) (Ashley) join Door to Door Service Steve Nallon Licensed (famous for his walking distance of Prom and all amenities Mrs. Thatcher Premier Rooms on Request impersonation on Phone 01253 342902 seminal, satirical THE TV show, 'Spitting Image') and actress, Natasha Magigi, in the The Kensington Hotel is a family-friendly Blackpool new production, Hotel situated on the which is directed Blackpool Promenade, mid-way between the Central by John Jackson and South Piers. BOOKING NOW FOR Almond. Our fantastic location means THE SEASON you'll be within easy walking 'Cissie and Ada' distance of Blackpool's main can be enjoyed attractions - such as Blackpool Tower, Pleasure on Monday, Beach, The Sandcastle and July 15th, and all three piers. Tuesday, July Of course the Hotel itself hosts excellent 16th. entertainment in our own Ballroom, bar and Games Tickets (priced room, including dancing, at £12.50 and sing-alongs and regular cabaret! £15, with a £2 discount for 281 - 287 South Promenade concessionaries) BLACKPOOL, FY1 6AJ are available from 01253 344066 The Grand's Box kensingtonhotel@aol.com Office on (01253) www.kensington-blackpool.co.uk 290190.

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BLACKPOOL

"I HAVE been all over the world in hotels. Ruskin beats the lot." "Cannot fault Ruskin. Means all departments excellent."

Within the hotel complex, Roly's Bar Bistro is a comfortable lounge bar, with an excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits, making it the ideal location for a leisurely drink in a relaxed sophistication.

Just two from a veritable host of glowing guests' reviews (by, respectively, Mrs. Saunders and Mr. and Mrs. Fryer) enjoyed by this acclaimed hotel, which, located at the heart of Blackpool's entertainment and Open daily from 11am, Roly's serves an shopping areas, provides an oasis of relaxation interesting selection of hot and cold dishes, and comfort. including chèf's constantly-changing specialities. Quality accommodation, superb restaurant facilities and the renowned Roly's Bar Bistro all combine to ensure the highest standards of comfort and service for guests - which is why an increasing number of them return year after year! The Ruskin's recently-refurbished bedrooms now boast new furniture and soft furnishings, providing as fresher, more modern space.

Needless to say, the hotel is the perfect base, from which to enjoy 2013's world-famous Blackpool Illuminations, which commence on Friday, August 30th (with its celebrity 'switchon'), running until Sunday, November 3rd; at ten kilometres long and using more than one million lamps, they will offer an awesome spectacle (whatever your age!).

A lift to all floors, a separate games room, an elegant lounge, four bars, two dancefloors and night porter service are additional facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.

Situated just a few minutes' walk from the Winter Gardens, Houndshill Shopping Centre and key attractions, The Ruskin Hotel is an ideal base for your stay in the heart of Blackpool.

AS AN ADDED BONUS, ENTERTAINMENT IS AN ATTRACTION EVERY NIGHT! There are no less 1,100 hotels and guests in Britain's favourite seaside resort, and The Ruskin's reputation is greatly enhanced by its enormous popularity with local people; for example, 84 wedding receptions are booked for this year alone! The outstanding, attentive service provided by the hotel's team of friendly, helpful staff is wonderfully matched by the restaurant's marvellous food and creative menus. The chèf seeks out fresh, seasonal produce from a range of local suppliers, and a table d'hôte menu

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Alternatively (as the ranges are SO massive), you can take advantage of its In Store only 'specials' at the company's local designer furniture outlet in Stokeon-Trent (located on Newstead Industrial Estate, at Trentham) - one of eight sited throughout the country).

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Looking for a reliable tradesman? THE Guild of Master Craftsmen is the UK's most established trade association representing skilled tradesmen who strive for excellence in workmanship. The majority of members are modern day craftsmen - from carpenters, builders, roofers, plumbers and electricians, through to landscape gardeners, interior designers and flooring professionals. The Guild also represents traditional craftspeople such as cabinet makers, French polishers, furniture restorers, upholsterers, blacksmiths, thatchers, masons and stoneworkers.

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01782 848484 A superbSTOKE background of and highly-experienced staff - from as little as £80. Fountain Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent experience IT may be just over 2 years since Clive Harris added a second 'component' to his Staffordshire-based company, but he certainly possesses the necessary pedigree to ensure total customersatisfaction! For, appositely-named Expert Car Inspections benefits from Clive's 40 years' experience within the motor trade - starting with an indentured apprenticeship and gaining his City & Guilds qualifications, to a 28-yearslong service with VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency), the Government regulatory body, working on many aspects of vehicle-maintenance and compliance. All this has given Clive an invaluable amount of expertise in facets of the motor trade - experience which, sadly, many people carrying out these types of inspections lack. In addition, staff working for him boast similar (or very experienced) backgrounds, and their quality-of-work is regularly checked to ensure that each customer enjoys a consistent experience. As a result, motorists are reassuringly secure in the knowledge that any vehicle inspected by ECI will be subjected to a rigorous inspection, assuring customers that a comprehensive report will be compiled to allow them to enter into a purchase or sale fully informed. Complete car inspections are available - all carried out by fully-trained sales: 01782 822125

However, ECI's remit also takes in vans (up to 3,500kg), motor homes and HG (Heavy Goods) and PC (Passenger Carrying) vehicles. Complementing all the experience possessed by ECI is the business's simple pricing-structure, which means that you can be confident that an expert is carrying out the inspection at realistic, eminently-affordable rates! While car inspections start from £80 (£130 for 4x4s, classic cars and limousines), the price for vans is £80 (up to 2,999kg) and £100 (3,0003,500kg), with the rate motorhomes £170 (up to 3,500kg) and £210 (all other motorhomes). Full engineer's reports on cars and vans are available for just £150, and those for motorhomes, HGVs and PCVs cost only £170. Expert Car Inspections is an arm of the parent company, CCH Vehicle & Training Services, a consultancy which Clive launched during April, 2008, and provides an invaluable service not to the MoT garage-network and operators of heavy goods and passenger-carrying vehicles (the latter including Arriva Midlands). At the same time, it is also contracted to a very large number of garages operating the annual MoT Scheme, ensuring that they operate within the parameters laid down in the MoT Testing Regulations and the operating guidelines dicated by VOSA.

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IT is an indubitable fact that Britain's roads are (believe it or not) amongst the safest in Europe! Successive governments of both political hues can be proud of the way in which they have steadily reduced the number of deaths and serious accidents, thanks to compulsory seat-belts, anti-drinking campaigns, traffic-calming measures and 'speed-cameras'. Nevertheless, road accidents are still far too high, relative to other forms of transport, and it is obvious that substantial, further reductions could me made made, if members of the public WHERE DO I BUY A QUALITY USED CAR? were to be persuaded to change their driving-habits. For a deal you really A brace of areas can afford need urgent attention: Phone hotline for information Shaun the continuing use of 07747 884806 mobile 'phones and or 07836 553811 MOT’s & Servicing 'driver-fatigue'. Spruce your car up with a full valet Each day, people CARS NOW BOUGHT FOR CASH can be seen driving while speaking on their 'phones, in spite of research-findings showing that, in terms of reducing their ability to drive properly, it is as bad as being over the alcohol-limit! The dangers apply as much as to 'hands-free' 'phones, because the degree of concentration needed to make a call is far greater than talking to passengers. SERVICING • OVERHAULS • REPAIRS Most drivers suffer periodic fatigue (including the feeling that they are falling asleep at the wheel) and many experience it regularly. They rarely think that the car heading REPAIRS & SERVICING towards them at OUR SPECIALITY speed - say, 6070mph on a single Class IV V.O.S.A Approved • carriage-way - might Petrols and Diesels tested also be driven by John L. Smith Autos Ltd. someone fighting a 135 Baddeley Green Lane, Milton, losing battle against Stoke-on-Trent falling asleep! (Research shows that as many as 20% of motorway accidents are sleep-related). AFTER HOURS 535413

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1. Leathers. There's no doubt that leathers are one of the best forms of protective clothing which you can wear on your bike. As well as offering great abrasion-protection, they will (in many cases) have fitted body-armour at the back, too. Remember, when buying leathers, always ensure that they fit correctly. 2. Gloves. Another great form of protection is riding gloves, the thicker the better. But, remember, thick gloves will need breaking in to ensure that they give you enough break- and throttle-control. In addition, it's worth having a different pair for both summer and winter. 3. Boots. When choosing boots make sure that they are neither too narrow or wide. Sit on your bike and check that they don't interfere with the heel-plates or levers. And, although it may be tempting to buy racing-boots, be aware that some styles Peter Jenkinson won't be

Motorcycle Technician

30 years Experience Motorbikes / Scooters Servicing • Repairs MOT’s • Tyres

5. Helmet. The best-fitting helmets offer the best protection. When you're buying a new helmet, ensure that try on various sizes to find one that fits the unique size and shape of your head. Make sure it carries a BSI 'kite' mark BS 6658 or European Standard ECE 22 - 05. Never buy one secondhand and make sure that you replace your helmet at least every five years or after an accident. Always fasten your helmet while you are riding, as an unfastened helmet is next to useless in an accident! With the right 'kit', the right skills and the right attitude, there is no reason why riding cannot be a safe, convenient and enjoyable way to get around. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF!!

Farrout Motorcyles FULL RESPRAYS, PLASTIC WELDING 1 OFF PAINT & DESIGN JOBS NEW & CLASSIC MACHINES WHEELS & FRAME PAINTWORK

SERVICE/PARTS

Telephone

Over 20 years experience

01260 271221

Dane Mill, Broadhurst Lane,Congleton www.farroutpaintwork.co.uk Collection & Delivery Service Available

☎ 01538 724691  07773 614903 Upper Tean, S-o-T

fred holdcroft ltd

From CBT to TEST

in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Stoke only FREE CBT, Pick-up and Drop-Off Service

motorcycles, sales & service

Motocycle Hire 50cc 500cc 650cc

A family business, we understand the importance to you of the choice of your first bike or scooter as you take to the urban or rural road. We offer a complete package that includes as much free advice as you will need about the available models, insurance, training and the correct clothing and most importantly arrange for your CBT training (required by law) at a local training centre to which we deliver your bike free of charge.

PASS YOUR TEST before the Law Change in January 2013

We also supply a wide range of clothing including helmets, gloves and boots and almost any accessory for the enthusiast.

tel: 01782 319 123 Upper Normacot Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 4QG sales: 01782 822125


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.

Blenheim Mount 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

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

MID WEEK BREAKS

DOOR

TO

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

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

(next to the Black Horse pub)

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

Staff Required

Divas OPEN 11am-11pm, Shower Rooms & Jacuzzi Available HOME VISITS WELCOME Open 7 Days A Week

01782 746278 33 HARTSHILL ROAD, STOKE

sales: 01782 822125

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Refill your empty Ink and Laser Cartridges REFILL AND SAVE

Do you want to save an average of 50 % of the price of a new printer cartridges? Our laser and ink jet refills are fully guaranteed to preform as well as our original cartridge - or your money back

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Simply bring your empty cartridge into the store and we will refill it. We use high performance inks and toners that have the same physical and chemical properties as the original products and are specifically manufactured for each cartridge

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