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Paula Holloway, Dip. Hyp, M.H.F., M.N.C.H.,I.I.H.H.T. is a Registered Bewdley Hypnotherapist and highly recommended by Doctors.

I have 15 years experience. I can help you to ‘LOSE WEIGHT’ without surgery, using Gastric Band Hypnotic Therapy (as seen on TV)

Hypnotic Therapy can also help you to: • Gain Confidence • Enhance Sports, Golf etc • Stop Smoking • Pass your Driving Test • Pass Exams and Get Better Grades • Lower your blood pressure • Improve Sales • Get rid of Stammering, • Get rid of Fears and Phobias • Dental Fear and Flying • Relax and De-stress • Sleep More Easily • Past Life Regression • Stop Asthma, IBS and Nail Biting Do you want to lose weight? Do you wonder how celebrities stay so slim? The Answer is: ‘GASTRIC BAND - SLIMMING HYPNOTHERAPY!’ Gastric Band Hypnotherapy was launched in Spain and has been featured as a successful slimming treatment on Lorraine Kelly and Dr. Hilary Jones’s TV spot. It involves none of the risks associated with surgery. If a person wants to be slim they can be hypnotised

to believe they have had the real gastric band operation and that their stomach is only the size of a small golf ball. This takes approximately 5 sessions to take effect. Everyone is unique, so each treatment is tailor made to suit the person’s needs and some people need analytical hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can also give you extra ‘WILLPOWER’ and can help take away cravings for fatty foods, helping you to eat more healthily. You will soon have the energy to enjoy the exercise of your choice that will get you back to the ‘real you’ the slim person inside you. What is HYPNOTHERAPY? It is a very gentle mind therapy, half way between real sleep and being awake. No one has power over you and you won’t do or say anything you do not wish to. Paula successfully ran a slimming club at Glades Leisure Centre and is qualified to help you get on track with your SLIMMING SUCCESS.

For more information or to book a treatment, please call Paula on: 01299 403309

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Widowed, Divorced or Single? Ladies and Gentleman 50+ Would you like to enjoy interesting events, meals out, theatre, cinema, shows, music, day trips, riverside walks, lunches etc? If you do, then why not join ‘FRIENDS’. This new group has successfully started in Bewdley and members meet up once a week in www.yourlocaltimes.co.uk

The George. Then now is the time to join FRIENDS 50+. Come and enjoy Bewdley and the switching on of the Christmas lights with a glass of punch and mince pie and enjoy the atmosphere of Beautiful Bewdley in a warm friendly group. The group is non profit making and would cost just £10.00 for the

whole 6 months membership. The group is being organised by Paula from Bewdley for the good of the community.

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Christmas everyone‌ Christmas cheer and recipe’s galore Pubs and restaurants and much more Favourite shops, Christmas cheer Shoppers heading home with food and beer Lets not forget those on their own No family, no friends, those with no home Volunteers who give up their time To bring cheers to those alone But Christmas is more than holidays and gifts Eating and drinking, or a holiday away Presents opened by kids before dawn Please remember the day when Christ was born.

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Ladies, do you fancy a party with a difference? Charmian from Holistic Pamper Parties can offer you just that! What could be more relaxing than an afternoon or evening of pure pampering for your friends and family in the comfort of your own home! Charmian started doing mobile pamper parties two years ago and specialises in Complementary Therapy and Wellbeing, from Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage to Make-Up Lessons and Holistic Facials. All the treatments are practised in the comfort of your home making the experience much more relaxing. Why not hold your own pamper party? They are perfect for Birthdays, special occasions or just to spend some quality time with the girls.

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I had been looking to find someone who did pamper parties for a long time. My Hen night was coming up and I wanted something more relaxing for me and my friends. I noticed Holistic Pamper Parties were advertised in September’s Local Times Magazine. I was so excited; I called Charmian and booked it! Absolute Heaven, what more can I say!

Thank you Charmian, Julie from Kidderminster

Charmian, I would like to say how lovely you made the evening for my friend and I. We were looking to book a massage to relax but didn’t really fancy going out to a salon. It was such a refreshing change to find someone who would pamper us at home!.. The scented candles and soft soothing music was so lovely, being at home made it more comfortable as we didn’t have to move afterwards. I couldn’t believe how you transformed my living room into a salon, it was brilliant !. My friend and I would like to say a big thank you for making us feel so relaxed and totally unwound. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends; we had the best night in a long time, perfect!.

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Charmian you made my lounge into a treatment room in just a few minutes. The massage table, trolley of oils, scented candles and the mp3 player playing relaxing music, helped my friends and I begin to unwind. Whist we were enjoying our evening, my friends took it in turns to have their pampering experience and one by one we all felt amazing! As you know I chose the Anti-Stress Back, Face and Scalp massage. As I lay down under the beautifully soft throws, my massage began. It was so relaxing; I could feel the pressures of everyday life floating away. The essential oils blended by you which included black pepper, made me feel really calm and cosy. My friends and I have never had a Pamper Party before and I would just like to say how happy we were to have found you!

Thank you Charmian it was pure pleasure. Ann from Bewdley

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BEWDLEY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FESTIVAL SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER FROM 2.00 P.M.

It’s the Saturday before Advent Sunday, the start of the Christmas season, and so it is the Bewdley Christmas Lights Festival again. We really hope as many of you as possible will brave the whatever the weather sends and come and join us in the town centre to take part in all the fun and do your Christmas shopping both at all the charity & trade stalls and also in the town’s shops. As well as the stalls there will also be a funfair, music, entertainment, Radio Wyvern presenters, the grand parade, Santa, and the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? 1) We welcome both charity & trade stalls - please contact us as soon as possible to book yours. 2) Entertainers always welcome. 3) CHILDREN’S FANCY DRESS COMPETITION - This year’s competition theme is ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’. Please assemble by Bridge House at 4.50 p.m. to join the parade. Judging will take place at the Guildhall after the parade. 4) THE PARADE - Would your organisation like to be represented; just let us know. 5) EXHIBITION OF FESTIVE ADVENT WREATHS - To be held in St. Anne’s Church from Saturday 19th November to Sunday 27th November. If your organisation, business etc. would like to exhibit an advent wreath to depict Christmas along with your interest please let us

know as soon as possible. Please also visit St. Anne’s Church during the week to view the exhibits and for a coffee. 6) HELPERS ON THE DAY - To erect stalls, marshall the parade etc. etc. URGENTLY REQUIRED CONTACTS : Ann 01299 404226 or email lymanhughes34@aol.com Maggie 01299 404065 or email funkypidge@hotmail.com The timetable for the day is as follows :2.00 p.m. Market & entertainment starts. 4.50 p.m. Fancy Dress entries assemble at Bridge House. 5.00 p.m. All those taking part in the parade assemble at Bridge House. 5.30 p.m. Switching on of the Town’s Christmas Lights by The Mayor & St. Anne’s Bell Ringers ring the church bells to celebrate. 6.30 p.m. Close down. Unfortunately an event of this size requires some street closures and consequently there will be some inconvenience for which we apologise. Please see local signs for details. The Bewdley Christmas Lights Festival Committee would like to thank you for supporting our events this year & wish you a all a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas.

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Are You Taking A Step In The Right Direction?

If you or someone you know is suffering or complaining about pain in their feet or find it difficult to reach their toe nails then Foot Solutions is the answer for you. Foot Solutions offer a domiciliary mobile service to residents in Bewdley and surrounding areas including nursing homes, hospitals and businesses. Business woman Joanne Atkinson has developed Foot Solutions to help the growing demand for chiropodists within the NHS. Due to cut backs patients need to find alternative foot care services and not only that, they also need someone who is willing to travel to patients due to their disabilities, immobility or poor health. “There are very few female foot care practitioners out there who have great customer service and the experience that I have within the health and beauty industry” says Joanne. Joanne has owned 6 businesses in total and due to a major illness it forced her to give up her businesses. Joanne is now ready to provide a professional and friendly service to all families including diabetic patients and wants to concentrate on her foot care by giving something back to the community. Joanne has been in touch with Age Concern and has even offered to do some voluntary work for this much needy charity because of the growing need in the area. Joanne has been qualified for 11 years and amongst an array of qualifications she has an NVQ 3 in Customer Service “People are surprised when they find out what I do”, however I get great satisfaction from taking the aches and pains away from tired feet”, she says. Joanne loves a challenge and is not fazed by any foot disorders, if anything she likes to see the look on the patients face after their first treatment. When a 93 year old patient was asked by her daughter how her feet felt the patient replied, “I could jump a five mile fence”! Joanne practices within the Birmingham and Worcestershire area and welcomes all new patients.

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The Gift of Touch Our sense of touch is the first sense to develop in the womb and throughout our lives we use it instinctively in the healing process. Many of us will hug another to demonstrate our love, or show compassion, whilst using touch in the form of a massage will ease knotted muscles or soothe away pain. The gentle act of massage however enables us to affect far more than just the physical body. Dr Candice Pert, an American Neuro-scientist, in her book, ‘The Molecules of Emotion’, tells us that the subconscious mind is held within every cell in the body and that through the action of massage, we are able to release deep seated emotion and trauma. This fact alone explains why many people feel the need to cry when experiencing body work regardless of its type. Dr Per Henrik Ling, the Swedish Doctor who

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developed the type of massage we know refer to as ‘Swedish Massage’, said: ‘We ought not to consider the organs of the body as then lifeless forms of a mechanical mass, but as the living, active instruments of the soul.’ Carole Carlton is a writer, lecturer and author in ancient spirituality and complementary medicine. She runs workshops and courses at the Ramada Hotel, Bewdley, in all levels of Reiki and the history, folklore and legend behind our well loved annual festivals. She can be contacted via her website at www.arcanus.co.uk

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Santas are coming to Stourbridge Park “It’s never too early to sign up” say the Fundraising Team at Mary Stevens Hospice as the first entries have come in at the peak of summer. Hundreds of Santas will again be making their way to the Mary Stevens Hospice fourth annual Santa Jog on Sunday 11 December, around Mary Stevens Park starting at 10.30am. Over 540 people entered the festive event in 2010, despite the snowy conditions, and the Fundraising Team have today opened entries for this year’s spectacular, with entries extended to 700 places are up for grabs, so early registration is recommended. Be part of the fun and get in the festive spirit by wearing your FREE Santa suit (including snowy beard and hat for adults) and enjoy the beauty of the winter parkland and lake whilst completing the 5k route around the popular Mary Stevens Park in central Stourbridge. Run, jog or stroll – the choice is yours! This is an ideal family event, suitable for all ages and Team entries are also welcome from schools, colleges, businesses and pubs, the Santa suits can be customised accordingly, all adding to the festive fun. Registration can be done online at www.marystevenshospice.co.uk or entry forms can be obtained from the Fundraising office by calling 01384 377778. The entry fee is £12 for adults and £5 for children under 12 years with a family entry of £30 (2 adults, 2 children), to include the FREE Santa outfits. The festive atmosphere will be enhanced with local carol singers singing from the band stand and there will be refreshments on sale with hot drinks. A special moment is when Kinver Rotary Father Christmas travels down the park mall on his sleigh, always a popular sight. At 10.20am there will be a mass warm-up by Fitness Factory instructor, Gemma Webster and her team. The Fundraising Team are hoping that sponsorship will exceed the £25,000 raised from last year’s Santa Jog. Janet Jones, Head of Fundraising said, “This is always such a popular event and it is anticipated that entries will come in really quickly, we received several requests for places during August! It is such a surreal sight to see so many people dressed in their Santa suits, particularly warming up and as they leave the park it is quite amusing to see the bewildered looks on the faces of passing motorists”. www.yourlocaltimes.co.uk

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How to create the perfect Christmas cheeseboard As Christmas Day approaches, cooks planning the perfect festive lunch should not forget a key part of the meal - the cheese course.

WHICH CHEESE TO CHOOSE There are so many varieties of cheese to choose from - hard, soft, cow’s, goat’s or ewe’s milk, pasteurised and unpasteurised - that the choice can be confusing. Choose between three and five cheeses - any more will overwhelm the palate. As a minimum, you’ll need a firm cheese, such as cheddar, a soft cheese and a blue-veined cheese to give a variety of tastes and textures. You need to allow 100g - of cheese per person. There are so many varieties of cheese that the choice can be confusing. Choose between three and five cheeses - any more will overwhelm the palate. CHEDDAR Wookey Hole Cheddar is a real favourite of mine. This cheese has a rich and spicy taste, with a deliciously crumbly texture. Good salt quantity gives it a satisfying crunch in the mouth. It’s a pasteurised cheese that can stand alongside some of the finest cheddars that Britain produces. In fact, it won Best Mature Cheddar at this year’s International Cheese Awards. SHROPSHIRE BLUE This is an unpasteurised cheese. Colston Basset is a great maker from Nottingham, near Sherwood Forest. The first Shropshire Blue was made in Scotland!! Shame we don’t do more protecting of our names and are food. The tiny quantity of rennet used and an incredibly small amount of starter means the curd is delicate and must be ladled by hand into a trolley, where it is milled and salted the morning after the milk is set. Its orange colour makes a real change on your festive cheese board. VACHERIN This cheese - which comes from France and Switzerland - continues to ripen after it’s been wrapped in its spruce band box, the flavour of which permeates the cheese. It’s a seasonal cheese, sold only between September 10 and May 10 each year. Meltingly soft and pungent, Vacherin is an unpasteurised cow’s milk cheese. It should be served from the box at room temperature or, for a really indulgent treat, warmed in its wooden container and eaten straight from the oven like a melted fondue. A clove or 3 of garlic and fresh rosemary also make this a real treat. An alternative would be calvados camembert www.yourlocaltimes.co.uk

a stunning cheese, a camembert coated in bread crumbs that have been soaked in apple brandy. HOW TO SERVE CHEESE Take the cheese out of the fridge three hours before serving to allow it to come up to room temperature and the flavours to develop. If cheese is too cold, its flavour is inhibited. Remove all wrapping before serving, but leave on the rinds to preserve the shape of the cheese and make it look its best. A cheese’s flavour develops from the outside in, so the rind is also needed to develop this fully. WHAT TO SERVE IT WITH I would serve these cheeses with warm walnut toast and chutney - I like pear or quince and LOVE onion marmalade. Ensure you have a large wooden cheese board and one knife for each cheese. On your cheeseboard, you can add grapes, apple, celery - not only does these look decorative, but they bring out the flavours of cheese perfectly. As well as the toast, have a selection of cheese biscuits. Oatcakes work particularly well with Wookey Hole cheddar WHAT TO DRINK WITH CHEESE Cheeses go down well accompanied by a tawny or vintage port. Contrary to popular belief, white wine makes a better accompaniment to cheese than red wine, because the acidity cuts through the creaminess of the cheese. So try my favorite which is Roquefort and Sauternes, sweet biscuits. Phil The Deli@Bewdley your

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Situated in the heart of Bewdley, The Park Royal Collection is an eclectic and ever changing fusion of old meets new, marrying genuine antiques with superb reproduction items including home and garden furniture, lighting, vintage clothing, antique and costume jewellery and much more besides! Such an extensive range is achieved by dividing the shop in two, the fore focusing on the home and garden, whilst rear is devoted to over 30 display cabinets, carefully stocked by private cabinet holders. Each cabinet is, in essence, a self contained shop of its own including antique pocket watches, collectable china and high quality silver and gold jewellery.

There really is something for everyone and for every occasion, so pop in soon and start your christmas shopping!

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Sit back, relax and enjoy good company, with a sumptuous 4 course feast designed to tempt your taste buds.

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Live and Let’s Party like never before! Bring your friends to enjoy a fabulous meal, fun novelties, and dancing the night away. You only live once, so it’s time for a great evening as we countdown to the New Year.

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Bespoke Venue Styling for any occasion Christmas dressing is now available for weddings, parties and personal home decoration.

With the high costs of holding your wedding reception or anniversary at hotels your guests can now enjoy a personal theme styled venue anywhere of your choice. Many of my clients use the local village hall or marquee to hold a wedding reception or anniversary celebration and I tailor the style and theme to each client’s instructions. It is bespoke and individual but very affordable. Each wedding is different and very special and I offer this room transformation using specialist fabrics, lighting, and colour pallets to make that stunning unforgettable day. Table decorations include fresh florals to combine elegance or a contemporary look. Every makeover is unique and instructions from the client are sympathetic to the occasion.

After twenty-seven years in the fashion industry I like to design and dress the venue to delight your guests.

The roomdresser has had a hugely successful year and we would like to thank all of our clients. As the new wedding season is approaching we are now taking bookings for 2012. “ WOW WOW WOW !! The hall looked absoloutely amazing . A truley talented & proffessional service.” Elle & Will Pearson

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An online magazine shares some features with a blog and also with online newspapers, but can usually be distinguished by its approach to editorial control. Magazines typically have editors or editorial boards who review submissions and perform a quality control function to ensure that all material meets the expectations of the publishers (those investing time or money in its production) and the readership. Online magazines that are part of the World Wide Web, that is, all or part of a website. Many large print-publishers now provide digital reproduction of their print magazine titles through various online services for a fee. These service providers also refer to their collections of these digital format products as online magazines, and sometimes as digital magazines. Online magazines representing matters of interest to specialists in or societies for academic subjects, science, trade or industry are typically referred to as online journals. Many general interest online magazines provide free access to all aspects of their online content although some publishers have opted to require a subscription fee to access premium online article and/or multi- media content. Online magazines may generate revenue based on targeted search ads to web-site visitors, banner ads (online display advertising), affiliations to retail web sites, classified advertisements, product-purchase capabilities, advertiser directory links, or alternative informational/commercial purpose. The original online magazines, e-zines and disk magazines, or diskmags, due to their low cost and initial non-mainstream targets, may be seen as a disruptive technology to traditional publishing houses. The high cost of print publication and large web readership has encouraged these publishers to embrace the World Wide Web as a marketing and content delivery system and another medium for delivering their advertisers’ messages. In the late 1990s e-zine publishers began adapting to the interactive qualities of the Internet instead of duplicating magazines on the web. Publishers of traditional print titles and entrepreneurs with an eye to a potential readership in the millions started publishing online titles. Salon.com founded in July 1995 by David Talbot was launched with considerable media exposure and today reports 5.8 million monthly unique visitors. In the 2000s, some webzines began appearing in a printed format to complement their online versions. These included Movie Insider, Slate, Synthesis and Lucire magazines. If you want to join the digital revolution and promote your business to a world wide audience then we can help you do this by producing a E-zine for your company. Call today on 08456199038 Go to these links and check out the way forward........... Don’t take my word for it! Ask ‘felix Denis’ www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HNA115Lv61&feature=related 30

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Jargon Busters Part 3: ‘Plug it in’ Welcome to the festive season, a time when excitement is in the air (well, the kids maybe?) and the sounds of Cliff Richard and Slade once again blast from every sound system in every store around the nation, but you could always do the unthinkable when it starts to get rather more than irritating – unplug the speakers !! I dare-say the store wouldn’t be too happy, but at least you could go about your business in peace ‘n quiet, until you enter the next store !! It is on the subject of plugging and unplugging things that I would like to elaborate on in this issue and the “pseudo-sexual” nature of it all, ooh vicar... So, despite the fact I said at the end of last month’s feature that we would be going internal, I thought it would be more beneficial if we took a look at the many plugs and sockets associated with yer average computer and the (wait for it) interconnectivity between them. Now, for very obvious reasons (and I will elaborate no further) the end of a cable usually houses a plug, which is referred to as “male” and the corresponding socket, “female”. The plug on the end of the cable you use to connect your monitor, that is a 15-pin vga male connector. There are 15 pins which line up with 15 holes in the vga socket on the back of the monitor, they are designed to fit together perfectly. If you tried to plug any other lead into that socket, beside the physical incompatibility, there is a high possibility you could damage both or either of the two elements involved in this bonding. Take a look at any plug, a mains plug for example. It has three pins for the live, neutral and earth connections. The design of the plug and especially the layout of the three brass pins are universal across the UK. You KNOW that if you take a toaster from Wales to Scotland, when you plug it into a mains socket, the device will work absolutely fine. It’s only when you go abroad, where the design of the mains socket is different, that you will have to use a suitable adapter. In fact, there are so many different ways to connect to a power socket around the World, if you decided to go on a World tour, you would probably need a separate suitcase just for the different adapters !! 36

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In the computing world, you will be pleased to know there is, to a certain degree, a level of uniformity across the globe and the one standard you may be aware of is USB, which stand for “Universal Serial Bus”. The goal was to make it fundamentally easier to connect external devices to PCs by replacing the multitude of connectors at the back of PCs, addressing the usability issues of existing interfaces, and simplifying software configuration of all devices connected to USB, as well as permitting greater data rates for external devices. The first silicon for USB was made by Intel in 1995. Since then we have seen the introduction of USB 2 (cue “Jaws” theme - “Just when you thought it was safe to connect your new printer”) and now USB3... The plug design hasn’t changed, but the electronics behind it have. USB3 will allow the transfer of data between two devices 400 times faster than the original USB, wow...!! When digital video cameras were introduced, to connect them to a computer, it was found that USB wasn’t fast enough to cope with the amount of data being sent from the camera, so a new connection was invented called “FIREWIRE” (ten times the speed of USB folks and not to be confused with FIREWALL, which is a piece of software you can install to help block hackers) and for a while, this became the new standard for hooking up your Sony vidcam (or indeed any other make) – until USB2 came along which could handle 4 times the data flow of Firewire (basically, 40 times faster than USB). USB3 is currently the new standard – until Firewire 2 comes out eh ?? USB has become the new standard for hooking things up together, but connecting to a screen or TV is another matter. We currently have a number of options available to us – VGA (Video Graphics Adapter), DVI (Digital Visual Interface), S-Video (Separate Video), SCART (Syndicat des Constructeurs d’Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs – French standard, no less), HDMI ( High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and the humble Phono (composite video). Hmmmmm, it would appear the concept of plugs and sockets in today’s society is bigger than we think and may form part of a future series, meanwhile have a great Christmas and New Year and we’ll meet again in 2012, have a good one. Steve Gould www.yourlocaltimes.co.uk


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Keeping Hens – Equimix Feeds at

Stourport on Severn offer a trouble-shooting guide Many of us are now keeping hens in our back gardens – it’s quite simply a great way to reap the benefits of daily fresh eggs which have travelled no further than the garden. I think many of us starting with a few hens however, don’t foresee how addictive this hobby can become or what wonderful characters our hens are. They provide endless amusement to the whole family and give our small children valuable lessons in pet care and where our food comes from. Sometimes however, we all run into problems from time to time and here are my tips on some typical and worrying issues.

Bullying and feather pecking hens

Bullying, fighting and pecking can occur if hens are cooped up. The more space you can give your hens, the better they will behave together. Hens need space to flap their wings, preen, have dust baths and for scratching and foraging in the earth. If hens are

confined and are short of room, they will get bored and are more likely to peck at each other, which may also lead to feather pecking. Hens can get a taste for the feathers, which are protein rich. Some say birds lacking in protein and mineral-rich foods will eat feathers but I think it is more likely to be boredom from lack of space and less opportunity to forage naturally. If you do have hens losing feathers, there are antipecking sprays available (the purple spray is designed to cover any redness and also to taste bad, preventing further pecking). Equimix Feeds at Stourport stock a very good range of poultry health products along with a large selection of chicken feeds. As a last resort, you may have to isolate any persistent bullies or re-house them. Smaller hens can get bullied too, so if your chickens are enclosed, try to go for hens of roughly the same size. Of course, there are bantams that enjoy taking control over larger hens!

Egg-laying

Hens start to lay at around 20 – 25 weeks old and this is known as “point of lay”(POL). Hybrids, bred specifically to be good egg layers, will start at POL regardless of the time of year. Pure breeds will not start laying if the days are shortening with decreasing day light because the hen’s natural laying cycle is dependent on the day length. Sometimes people worry that their new hybrids have not started laying Layers Pellets straight away but they will take a bit of time to settle in to their new homes, be patient. Mixed Corn

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Bumble Bee Bargains is Stourporton-Severn’s newest independent discount shop The shop is co-owned by Anna and Sue, neither of whom has ever worked in retail before; Anna was a police officer and Sue ran the financial department of a local family business.

cleaning products and toiletries all at very affordable prices. The stock is constantly changing; Bumble Bee Bargains has even recently added Fair-trade African art to its range of items.

Both ladies were looking to start something new and as they were such good friends, they decided to open a shop together.

With Christmas only around the corner Bumble Bee Bargains offers different and exciting stocking fillers, gifts, cards and even discounted crackers. so pop down for a friendly chat to Bumble Bee Bargains, we promise you won’t get stung.

Mindful of the credit-crunch Bumble Bee Bargains stocks a wide range of gifts, jewellery, perfumes, hardware, confectionary, toys,

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