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Issue 32 November 2010

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this month fashion

winter warmth beauty

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from the editor Welcome to the first edition of Stamford Style. Actually it’s the 31st edition of Community Times Stamford, but who’s counting? After 30 editions, we decided that it was time for a change (and make the title a bit easier to say) in order to improve the magazine. Our master plan is to keep on making improvements to the magazine to make it more informative to you, the readers. To do this we would like to feature more local content, along with the existing stuff, so if you are a budding writer, or would just like to contribute please do get in touch. We very much hope that you enjoy the changes and, as always, have a great month! Lee Smith | Editor




James Bushell Two new lawyers join Hegarty LLP

U-Wear moving


-Wear will be moving from 45 Broad Street to 7 Ironmonger Street on Saturday 23rd October to join Body Care Salon.




eading law firm Hegarty LLP has appointed two new starters at its Peterborough office

Ashley Kidd joins the Company department as a Solicitor following completion of her training contract at the firm. Ashley will have her own caseload predominantly working on contract reviews and contract preparation, terms and conditions and new business start ups and will also assist Partner Andrew Heeler with his transactional caseload. Andrew comments “Throughout her training contract Ashley has proven herself a dedicated and commercially focused individual and I am delighted to welcome her to the company department as a qualified solicitor.” Heidi Bates has joined the Criminal team as a Paralegal. Heidi graduated from De Montfort University in 2009 with a Law degree and is currently studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Nottingham University. Heidi’s appointment brings the criminal team to 3 solicitors and 2 paralegals. Head of the department, Associate Sarah Acres comments “Heidi is a welcome addition to a team that provides round the clock advice to those detained in police custody. We look forward to working with her.”

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Laura Try, the owner, was finding that a lot of people were unaware of U-Wear existing due to its position in the town. The occupancy at the Broad Street shop had commenced and unfortunately there was no other shop suitable, so after lots of feedback and thought she decided to join it with her beauty salon, Body Care. Body Care has been making changes over the last year to its approach to beauty treatments finding that its position lends itself to express treatments and walk-in appointments. “We have been overwhelmed with the response we have had to our flexibility at being able to offer treatments with no appointment necessary.” “With the increase in people wanting to look good on a budget and with limited time, we think that the combination of lingerie, make-up and express walk-in beauty appointments will work really well. Financially it will make sense as well to have the businesses under one roof, as the economy is still unstable and with the money we save we can pass savings onto the customers and also have some great new stock!” U-wear will be positioned on the ground floor of the shop, while Body Care will be homed in the privacy of the downstairs treatment area. Body Care’s telephone number will remain the same – 01780 480777.


crowned as World Champion!


ocal business owner and jetski racer, James Bushell has returned triumphantly from the at the 2010 IJSBA (International Jet Sport Boating Association) World Finals held at the Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA.

ride on standard jetskis from their chosen manufacturer.

James, joint-owner of 158 Performance in Tallington, captured the premier Pro Stock win aboard his Sea-Doo RXP-X. After a disappointing 5th place performance in the qualification round, still good enough to qualify for the final, James managed to raise his game and produce two amazing races where he came first and second, which gave him the overall title of World Champion.

James would like to thanks all those that have helped him over the past year, including Sea Doo, Hard Labour Gym, Jet Shed and Jobe Wetsuits.

The weekend also finished on a high-note with James also taking the third place spot on the podium in the Pro Super Stock category. This category is basically where you can modify the jetski to get as much power as possible from it, whereas the Super Stock category is where the competitors

This isn’t the first time that James has been World Champion having won the Pro Stock category in 2006 and 2008, along with the Pro Super Stock in 2006. “Next year I would like to be able to retain my title and also see if I can take the Pro Super Stock title as well,” says James.

The trophies are now on display at 158 Performance, who have a wide range of jetskis available and the company are Sea Doo main dealers. For more information on the range of jetskis and accessories that are available from 158 Performance call in at their showroom based off the A16 in Tallington, behind the Jet petrol station; telephone on 01778 341144 or visit the website at

Café Black announce the winner of the Café Quiz Café Black owners were delighted to present a magnum of Champagne to the first ever winner of the Café Black Quiz last week. The lucky winner Andrew Spillett, successfully answered all of the cryptic quiz clues correctly and was delighted to be the winner of the quiz. Co Owner of Café Black, Hannah Darby commented, ‘I am absolutely thrilled with the interest in the first quiz at the café. I must say that the success of the quiz was all down to Richard Cleaver who wrote the clues and supplied the quiz sheets for us. I am absolutely delighted that we managed to raise £183.00 for Macmillan Cancer support and hope that Richard will create Café Black another quiz so we can continue to raise money for such a fantastic cause.’

Stamford Chamber Orchestra


photo © Benjamin Harte

n the 20th November, Stamford Chamber Orchestra will be bringing together some of the area’s finest musicians to perform a programme of well-loved works by Wagner, Strauss and Beethoven. We are delighted to welcome Angela Barnes, of the London Symphony Orchestra, as our soloist. Under the baton of our new musical director Ben Palmer, we warmly invite you to what promises to be an evening of the highest quality music in the beautiful setting of the Arts Centre Ballroom.




Salon to keep going L ocal business woman and salon owner Emma Cannings has vowed that her successful facial and body care salon will keep going despite the recent refusal by Rutland County Council to grant her retrospective planning permission.

The Council have sttod firm on their decision and seem to be making somewhat of an example of Emma despite other, near identical, buildings have been granted planning permission on the same site at Stamford Garden Centre. A council statement said: “Irrespective of what conversations have taken place, the fact remains that the applicant started work on a building project before planning permission was obtained”. Emma has had lots of letters of support from hundreds of people in the area who are quite simply outstanded at the councils approach. “The support of my clients has kept me going and without it I would have not been able to continue. It’s this level of support that will ensure that I keep the business running, even if it has to be in a different location”. Emma would like to thank all of the support that she has received and will be keeping us all informed of any developments.

Top: the salon as it is today, and below the shed that it replaced in September 2009.

Stamford Baby Show coming early next year


Tiddlywinks, increase our post-natal support groups and host regular social events for parents.

The show is being organised as a fundraising event for the Stamford, Bourne & Deepings branch of the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) with proceeds going to support the work of the charity. The NCT helps thousands of parents each year through the life changing experience of pregnancy and parenthood. In fact, there is hardly a parent in the UK who has not benefited in some way from our work.

The show will give an opportunity for up to 30 local businesses to profile their services and products for parents-to-be, parents, babies and children. During the show there will be an opportunity for companies offering activities for under 5s to give a short demonstration or taster session of their class or group. There are still limited spaces for exhibitors at the show as well as demonstration slots.

At a local level the Stamford, Bourne & Deepings branch of the NCT offers support and information for expectant couples and new parents and we would like to increase this support by raising funds to help our popular toddler group

For more information or to book a stand please contact Lucy Bateson, Branch Coordinator, Stamford, Bourne & Deepings NCT ( or 01476 860750)

he Stamford BabyShow will be held on 5th February 2011 from 10am until 3pm at Stamford Junior School off Kettering Road.

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Rotary Responds to International Disasters


he Rotary Club of Stamford St Martin’s are looking for the help of the local community to enable them take further action in helping those in desperate need following such enormous problems caused by flooding in Pakistan, Mexico and Guatemala. The club has contributed to the Rotary Shelter box response in Pakistan. So far 2,000 boxes 2,500 water carriers, 5000 water filtration units and thousands of tents have been sent. To learn more about the Shelter Box scheme go to www. St. Martin’s have also contributed to the Aquabox scheme which to date has sent 1,400 boxes to Pakistan. The club are asking for your help to send out more Aquaboxes to people still in need in the disaster areas, by donating welfare items to go in the boxes. New items such as; a bucket, toothbrushes, packs of cotton wool, baby grows, towelling nappies, metal cutlery, ball of string, hammer and nails. For a full list of items required go to filling.asp or email or call Kevin on 07785 531736

The Aquabox This is a robust plastic box with water purification tablets and packed with essential welfare items for a disaster situation. Once the welfare items are unpacked the box can be used to purify 1,100 litres of polluted water making it safe to drink. 1,100 litres of fresh water equals 5,000 cups giving for example 4 people drinking 10 cups a day enough water for about 4 months. To learn more about the aquabox scheme go to www. With the co-operation of the Stamford Arts Centre those wishing to help can bring needed items to the Blue Room on 2nd December between 12 midday and 9pm. A Rotarian will be there to receive contributions, answer questions about Aquabox and the Rotary Club. There will also be Aquaboxes available for you to see. If you are unable to be there, a Rotarian will collect your donation.


Let Your Baby Boom On A Budget With The NCT ‘Nearly New’ Sale


he National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is giving parents a financial lifeline by offering an alternative to forking out for brand new baby products with our next Nearly New Sale in Stamford. Nearly New Sales provide parents with the opportunity to buy top quality clothes, toys and accessories for babies and toddlers in ‘nearly new’ condition at knock down prices. Plus, all profits from the sales go towards helping the NCT charity support its services and campaigns. A Nearly New Sale of clothes, toys and accessories for babies and toddlers will take place on Saturday 20 November 2010 at Stamford Junior School in Stamford, 11.30am - 1pm. Parents are welcome to come along as buyers or sellers with just one condition - that the goods they bring must be ‘nearly new’. To sell, you must register in advance as a seller and have a seller’s number. Email bournenctnns@ or call on 0844 243 6280. The deadline for seller registration is 12 November 2010. The terms are that 70% of the proceeds go to the seller and 30% to the NCT. Lucy Bateson, Chair of the Stamford, Bourne and Deepings branch of the NCT, explained: “The sellers are nearly all parents like you so they know exactly what you need. You may be able to get everything you need for your new baby at your local NCT Nearly New Sale.” NCT Nearly New Sales give parents the chance to buy everyday necessities such as clothing, buggies and stair gates as well as larger items such as cots and bedroom furniture. They can also find items such as clothing for special occasions as well as toys, books and other accessories - all for a fraction of their retail price. We are now also able to accept credit/debit cards which will be more convenient for many buyers. Every item purchased at a nearly new sale is one less that ends up in a landfill site. All proceeds raised from the sale help fund NCT charity services and campaigns. The NCT is the UK’s leading charity on pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Every year the charity supports thousands of parents through an incredible life-changing experience, offering relevant information and mutual support through a network of over 300 local branches, UK wide helplines, antenatal and early days courses, breastfeeding counselling and peer support schemes.




Winter Warmth I

f there’s one consolation to the dark nights and dropping temperatures, it’s the autumnal fashions we get to snuggle up in.

Forget those heating bills and get some wintery cheer via your wardrobe. The autumn/winter season boasts substance, with stronger trends and investment buys taking over the high street to seduce your wallet. From Mad Men ladylike to country-quaint tweeds, there’s a catwalk-inspired look to appease every winter goddess.

The coat: Cape (main pic) Move over Batman and Robin, there’s set to be an influx of new caped crusaders on the style block this season. The cape is the most theatrical way you can cover-up for winter. Designers even slung traditional coats around shoulders to put a cape-like swing into models struts. This armless wonder comes in a variety of forms from opulent embroidered numbers to sturdy khaki styles.

The winter warmer: Shearling No winter wardrobe is complete without a cosy sprinkling of shearling fur. From jackets to boots, outerwear has undergone a snug makeover with Burberry-inspired aviator jackets off to a flying start as the must-have buy of the season. Wear with slim-fitting trousers or dresses to maintain a sleek silhouette.

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The colour: Camel The no-fuss, high-fashion colour to be seen in this winter is camel. It’s the neutral wear-with-anything shade that’s taking outerwear by storm with uptown classic coats, capes and blazers galore – simply choose your favourite sleek cut. Ride the camel trend to the extreme by wearing different tones from top-to-toe to work the minimalist look.

The Pattern: Checks Take on the great outdoors this winter and embark on a stylish stroll via the country trend. Think heritage charm with checks, checks and more checks, from micro tweeds to oversized colourful plaids. Avoid looking like a royal family member and keep the look playful by mixing up different textures like mohair, chunky knits and silky fabrics.

The length: Maxi Shorts and mini skirts, begone! This season celebrates long-line lengths with maximum coverage. Traditionally, maxi dresses have been confined to the summer holiday wardrobe but the new winter reincarnation is less floaty and free, and more sleek and fitted, with both skirts and dresses set to skim the floors. Swap your flip-flops for chunky heeled boots to give the look a seasonal fast-forward.

The boot: Heeled hikers “These boots are made for walking” as the song goes... and this season’s must-have hiker style do just that - if you can stand the dizzy heel heights. Stand tall in desert boots complete with grip soles and sturdy heels. Whether you opt for military-inspired or traditional hikers with heels, make sure these ankle booties are topped off with an overdose of lace-ups, straps or buckles to put you strides ahead of your fashion peers.

The retro spin: Ladylike Grab your corset and push-up bra, this season the silhouette is all woman. The likes of Louis Vuitton and Prada embraced 1950s nostalgia with wasp-waisted circle skirts or prim and proper pencil skirts, along with corset-style tops to accentuate the bust. Find your inner lady by swinging framed handbags from pretty elbow-length gloves.

The eccentric look: Geek chic TV series Glee has a lot to answer for in bringing geeks to the mainstream. Part granny, part librarian, this look is one for lovers of all things quirky cool. Raid your frumpiest aunty’s wardrobe for chunky knit cardigans, twin sets, T-bar shoes and socks that are made to be seen. Make like the catwalks at Prada and Marni and set the look off with a pair of thick-rimmed reading glasses to cause a style spectacle

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Winter Warmers

Chunky Cardigan by Esprit, £54

November is the ideal time to invest in some winter wear that will keep you looking cool in the cold. Stay warm in style with this selection of winter warmers from Westgate Department store.

Faux Fur Cardigan by Yumi, £65

Suede Gloves by Totes, £20

Hooded Knitwear by Animal, £54.99

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Faux Fur Coat by Motel, £80


The Only English Built Chronograph In Production


ollowing the success of both the Stamford Watch and the Copper Bottomed Watch, Robert Loomes, the extraordinary watchmakers from Stamford, are delighted to announce the launch of their latest offering - the Robert Loomes Chronograph.

Like Robert’s earlier watches the Chronograph is an excuisite timepiece that is quite simply classy and stylish, rather than some of the rather brash offerings from some of the Swiss manufacturers. The Chronograph also features the glass-backed casing, as previously used on the Stamford Watch and the Copper Bottomed Watch, which shows just how much attention to detail has been put into the movement of this watch. During the launch evening, held at Robert Loomes’ premises on St. Mary’ Hill in Stamford, Robert explained some of the decisions that were made in finalising the design of the watch. The movement itself is based on an early Breitling movement but has been modified to make it not only look better, but also work better too. “Making a mechanical chronograph is perhaps the ultimate challenge for any watchmaker - most watchmakers are frightened to even service one. Ours is literally the most robust design commercially available, much of it using technology dating back sixty or seventy years and featuring a build quality to rival any comparable modern Swiss watch.” says Robert. “We are immensely proud of a truly unique and British achievement, designed and built in Stamford. Come and see for yourselves. We rather hope that production models will be on sale in time for Christmas.” The Chronograph will be produced as a limited run of 100 pieces, all being individually engraved with it’s production number, which is visible through the glass back. The watch will retail at £1,270. For more information please contact Robert Loomes on 01780 481319 or call into their showroom and workshops at 4 St. Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP

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Blu-ray Players Y ou may well have invested in a shiny new flat screen TV set of late, or perhaps you’ve had one for a while, but are still staring at the ‘HD ready’ sticker on the front and wondering when you might get around to sampling the sumptuous feast for the eyeballs that is high definition.

Not only will a Blu-ray disc offer a far superior picture on your HD ready set, but it delivers better sound and a host of

impressive extra features for you to tap into once the film starts. Your collection of DVDs that you’ve built up over the past decade is also in for a treat. Far from being consigned to a dark spot to gather dust, a Blu-ray player not only spins DVD discs, but performs something called ‘upscaling’ on them, which produces a superior on-screen image than a standard DVD player would do.

Here’s our pick of the top six blu-ray machines...

LG BD370

£145.80 from Hooked up to your broadband connection, this youthful player from LG has a dedicated on-screen icon that’ll give you access to the vast YouTube library that tops 2.5 billion videos. The ability to access this huge variety of media when you’ve digested all your Blu-ray discs have to offer might well be a little too much for some.

Denon DVD-A1UD

£4,477.99 from Weighing in at the same price as a second-hand car, you’ll have a front room the size of a small concert hall to accommodate the speaker system necessary to do this player justice. The price tag is enough to make your eyes water, but this player, which can accommodate just about any disc, will have your ears ringing as it is surely the only player in our selection which can truly go all the way to 11!

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Samsung BD-P4600

Sony BDPS360

At just 1.5 inches thick, this unit is the slimmest player you’ll see on the shelves. Combine this with its killer looks, and you’ll not want to hide it away underneath your TV set, which is why Samsung made it wall-mountable, so you can show it off. You can also stream extra Blu-ray features from the web without wires using its Wi-Fi capability, and try keeping your hands off the touch-screen controls. This unit certainly punches above its price tag.

Earlier Blu-ray players were plagued by slow start times from when you inserted a disc to something appearing on screen, but this player is a real sprinter by comparison, loading yours in an impressive six seconds. Delivering an impressive display from our Blu-ray discs, the machine surpassed all the others when it came to making the most of our old DVD discs too.

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Panasonic DMR BS 750 £455.00 from

Combining the ability to spin your high definition discs and access high definition channels is made easy with the Panasonic line-up of recorders, with their built in freesat+ tuners. The twin tuners inside this machine mean you can record and watch two channels at the same time, saving your footage directly onto the whopping 250GB hard drive

Sony PS3 Slim 250GB £284.99 from

This updated version of the hugely popular PS3 from Sony is 30% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, but gives up nothing else in terms of its functionality. This unit performs almost faultlessly as a Blu-ray player, with the added benefit of being able to play the impressive range of gaming titles, too. Somehow they’ve managed to shoehorn in an impressive 250GB hard drive for data storage.

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A Woman of No Importance R

ecently hailed by the Sunday Times as “amongst the finest amateur reps in England” Stamford Shoestring Theatre will once again delight audiences with Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance at Stamford Arts Centre from 7 to 11 December. Hypocrisy and scandal combine in a plot of typical Wildean wit. Beneath the lighthearted and witty exchanges of a weekend house-party, Wilde peels back social niceties to reveal a world that values appearance above integrity and encourages double standards in the different ways the behaviour of men and women are judged. Spectres are raised of seduction and scandal, infidelity and illegitimacy. Wilde is as cynical as ever about the shallowness of the upper classes in Victorian society - this sharp comedy remains remarkably pertinent today. Between 1891 and 1895 Oscar Wilde established his reputation as one of the most important playwrights of his day with four social satires – Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892); A Woman of No Importance (1893); An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest (both 1895). Director Diane Watson said: “By introducing the character of the dandy – witty, extravagantly dressed, a self styled philosopher and ridiculer of society’s moral arbiters - into conventional Victorian melodrama, Wilde provided a moral texture the form had never previously possessed, and changed it forever”. Enjoyable, funny, acerbic and still relevant to current morality A Woman of No Importance will provide an entertaining night out for all in the run-up to Christmas. Tickets at £8 (£7 concessions) from the Box Office at 01780 763203 or

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Basic Breadmaking Everyonelikesfreshbread,andwithsupermarkets’bakeriesfailingtodolittlemorethan heat up their loaves, isn’t it time you learned how to do it properly? Try some of these delicious bread recipes...

Cheesey Rings

(makes 12 rings) Combine the flour, salt, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Add the beaten egg, butter and milk, then mix with a spatula to moisten the dry ingredients. Use a heavy-duty mixer fitted with a dough hook to knead thoroughly until smooth and supple. Alternatively, turn out onto a floured surface or a nonstick silicone mat and knead until smooth and supple. Bring together in a ball and return to the bowl. Cover the bowl with clingfilm (plastic wrap) or a damp tea towel (dish towel) and set aside in a warm, draughtfree place until doubled in size.

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250g plain (all-purpose) flour 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 tsp easy-blend (active dry) yeast 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1 egg, beaten (reserve 1tbsp) 25g stick butter, melted 100 ml milk 75g mature (sharp) dry cheese (such as Parmesan, Edam or Grana Padano), very finely grated

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Knock back the dough and knead in the grated cheese. Divide into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a rope about 25-30 cm/10-12 in long, then shape into a ring with an overlap of about 3cm. Pass your hand through the ring and roll the overlapping part with your fingers to seal it neatly and securely. Place the rings on 2 greased baking sheets, spacing them well apart. Cover loosely with clingfilm and leave in a warm, draught-free place for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Eat on the day of baking, or freeze as soon as they are cool.


Aniseed Plait

Fruit Loaf

(makes 1 Loaf)

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350g strong white (bread) flour 3/4 tsp easy-blend (active dry) yeast 2 tsp sugar 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cardamom or zest of 1/2 lemon 55g stick butter, melted and cooled slightly 1 egg, beaten 150ml milk, warmed 100g currants 55g sultanas (golden raisins) 2tbsp dried cranberries 1tbsp candied orange peel

Place all the ingredients except the fruit in a large bowl. Mix to moisten the dry ingredients and knead thoroughly until smooth and supple. This may be done either by hand or using a mixer fitted with a dough hook, to make a soft dough. Bring the dough together in a ball, then cover the bowl with clingfilm (plastic wrap) or a damp tea towel (dish towel), and set aside in a warm, draught-free place until doubled in size. Meanwhile, rinse the currants and sultanas in hot water. Drain the fruit, then pat dry with paper towels and leave in a warm place with the cranberries and orange peel until needed. Knock back the risen dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Knead the fruit thoroughly into the dough. Roll or flatten the dough into a rectangle that is as wide as your tin is long, and about 1 cm/ 1/2in thick. Roll up the dough, starting at a short side, and pinch the seam to seal. Grease the tin. Place the dough roll seamside down in the tin and remove any loose fruit from the surface, or it will burn while baking. Cover the loaf loosely with lightly oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm, draughtfree place until almost doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. To test, remove the loaf from the tin. Tap sharply on the top and bottom; it should sound hollow. Cool on a wire rack.

2tsp whole aniseed (anise), bruised 500g strong white (bread) flour 2tsp easy-blend (active dry) yeast 3tbsp sugar 1tsp salt 250 ml milk, warmed 50g stick butter, melted and cooled 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4tsp freshly grated nutmeg Pinch of ground mace (optional)

To bruise the aniseed, simply put the seeds in a mortar and bang them with a pestle. Put the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, aniseed and spices in a large bowl. Add the milk, butter and egg and mix with a spoon or spatula until the dry ingredients are well moistened. knead until elastic. This dough needs to be a little stiffer than for a panned loaf because it must hold its shape during baking. Shape into a ball and place in a large bowl. Cover with clingfilm (plastic wrap) or a tea towel (dish towel) wrung out in hot water, and leave in a warm, draught-free place until doubled in bulk. Grease a baking sheet. Knock back the risen dough and knead lightly until once more smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions. Shape each portion into a rope about 50cm long, making the middle of the rope a little thicker and the ends tapering. Pinch the tips of the three ropes together at the top to seal and plait the strands a little loosely, pinching the bottom ends to seal. Place diagonally on the baking sheet. Cover loosely with lightly oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm, draught-free place until doubled in bulk. This step is very important because if the loaf has not been allowed to expand fully, it will burst in the oven. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until brown. To test, remove the loaf from the tin. Tap sharply on the top and bottom; it should sound hollow. Cool on a wire rack.

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he waiter suggested I ordered the puffin politely as I dithered over the extensive menu on my first evening in Iceland. I didn’t have the guts - quite literally - so I stuck with the salmon, but I was the only one eating it in our group. The others indeed opted for smoked puffin - and gave it rave reviews. As for my fish, caught the very same day from a river running past the restaurant window, it was perfect. The adventurous menu marked the beginning of what was to be an action-packed four-day trip. Hours earlier, peering out of the window as we began our descent into Keflavik Airport, just west of Reykjavik, I had felt as though I was gazing down at the pages of a geography textbook. A massive expanse of lunarlooking terrain greets visitors as they touch down in Iceland, setting the scene for a country where the landscape is as dramatic as it is varied. Over the course of our trip we took in spectacular glaciers, a bubbling volcano, tumbling waterfalls and rolling fields. The landscape is striking, albeit curious and bleak in places. It is impossible to forget that Iceland - nicknamed the land of fire and ice - is a country of extremes. That became a harsh reality for millions of holidaymakers as

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flights across Europe were grounded when Eyjafjallajokull erupted and an ash cloud lingered in the skies for weeks. Yet with the infamous volcano just a short drive away, it was easy to forget the disruption and see only the startling beauty of a country so diverse and dramatic. Guests braver than me stripped to their bikinis and lazed around in outdoor hot tubs, enjoying the spectacular view - Mount Hekla stands proud on the horizon - and the surprisingly mild climate. We were pausing for a mid-afternoon break, having spent the morning driving along Iceland’s stunning south coast, visiting waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss - just two of hundreds in the country. Volcano enthusiasts can drive to Eyjafjallajokull from Reykjavik along Route 1 - a journey of roughly 70 miles. It is also possible to fly over the volcano as we did, an experience well worth an afternoon if weather conditions permit. It is an over-used cliche that every cloud has a silver lining, but the people of Iceland hope the old adage holds true. Our guide told us Icelanders are confident the eruption, which caused little disruption in Iceland, will put them on the map, so to speak. Besides the volcanoes and waterfalls, a trip snowmobiling on one of the country’s glaciers is an absolute must. Tour


A wander down to the harbour offers the perfect morning stroll, and on a clear day, the icy cap of the Snaefellsjokull volcano can be seen across Faxafloi Bay. The bay itself plays host to popular whale-watching tours, where catching sight of minke whales is a daily occurrence. Reykjavik is also an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the country. About four buses leave the city each day for the Blue Lagoon, where you can share the locals’ fondness for outdoor bathing by plunging into mineralenriched waters at a breathtaking 38ºC.

The icebergs, white and blue and sludge-like black in colour, look like the setting of a blockbuster movie and provide spectacular holiday snaps. providers run day trips from the capital. After 10 minutes hurtling across the snow of Vatnajokull on the comfortingly sturdy snow mobile, in convoy with a group of around 20, I had completely forgotten the fact that I was dressed up like a Tellytubby, in padded red overalls. Admiring the view of snow-capped mountains and the seemingly endless pristine-white glacier, and taking in the complete silence, it was hard to believe I had travelled just one hour by air from London. I was struck by that thought again and again, as we toured the south of the island in our rented jeep. Iceland, situated just south of the Arctic Circle, is home to a population of 300,000. Roughly half that number live in the capital, Reykjavik, and its neighbouring towns in the southwest. Corrugated iron-clad buildings, many painted in pastel hues, lend a picture-postcard backdrop to Reykjavik - where Icelanders regularly party right through the night. In the summer months, 24 hours of daylight lend themselves to long nights partying in the capital’s many pubs and bars. Younger inhabitants take up the challenge with gusto. By day, the city’s atmosphere is casual and relaxed, with a dress code to match. By night, the stilettos come out and the bar crawls commence, lasting into and beyond the early hours. In the daytime it is pretty and peaceful, with just enough bustle to create an atmosphere. The capital is small enough to explore by foot, and wherever you are in the city, you are never far from a decent coffee and a spot to sit down and people-watch.

By car, the Golden Circle tour makes a fascinating day-long excursion from Reykjavik, taking in Thingvellir, setting for the Viking Parliament, the hot blowhole of Geysir (now dormant) and mighty Gullfoss, the “Golden Falls” which you hear from miles away. Along the way, the Jokulsarlon iceberg lagoon, on the south side of Vatnajokull, is a must-see. The lagoon is a sprawling lake of glacial meltwater into which huge icebergs have

There is so much more to Iceland than lava and ash. floated, having broken away from the glacier. Boat trips take visitors through gaps between the roughedged icebergs but a walk along the water’s edge is enough to draw gasps. The icebergs, white and blue and sludge-like black in colour, look like the setting of a blockbuster movie and provide spectacular holiday snaps. Equally striking is the fact that such an inevitably popular spot has been left exactly as nature intended. Except for the unobtrusive boat that chugs through the lagoon, there is nothing. No fast food chain to cash in on the scores of tourists flocking through the area, no souvenir store, no ticket booth. And the same can be said about hundreds of Iceland’s natural wonders. Our guide tells us that Icelanders want to keep it that way unspoilt - and it is certainly worth a visit while they do

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Weight Loss … d e u n i t n o C Challenge F

ollowing on from the “Weight Loss Challenge article October Issue”. I went to visit my two willing participants, who had agreed to take part in the 12 week ’Home Weight Loss Plan’.

8 weeks had now passed and although we had impressive results over the first 4 weeks (lost 5kg each and a total of 28 inches between them). I wondered if the initial enthusiasm and commitment had waned. Well those thoughts were soon banished when the front door opened and before me stood two healthy looking people! To be honest, I could not get a word in edge ways as they both repeated how good they felt and how easy it all was. The conversation soon died as the ‘weighing scales’ came into view, silence at last! A few confessions were made (see dieters review) and both had explained that they had been on holiday and celebrated a few birthdays. I explained that this is perfectly fine and not to worry as long as the fundamentals of the program were still in operation. After all you still have to live!! Well 8 weeks has flown by and 8 of the 12 topics have now been covered. A further 8kg and 27 inches have been lost! That’s now a grand total in 8 weeks of 18kg and 55 inches lost. With 4 weeks left to go before the 12 week course has been completed. Will they get down to their goal weight?

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ell the time is flying by and every day we are changing shape in a good way! We did have a few worries when it came to the weigh in as we had been on holiday for a week and 2 celebration nights, which involved lots of alcohol.

Due to what we have learnt got straight back onto watching our portion sizes and eating 5 times a day rather than just binging as and when we want to. We found we

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missed the routine whilst were away and slipped back into it with ease. It has been amazing learning about the different food types and believe me I have tried every diet going, but this one is working. Mark has been a rock and always answers our calls if we have any questions, which is a real bonus, as we need motivation from time to time. It is great to hear people commenting on the noticeable change in our appearance!

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hen it comes to bathroom pampering, the very mention of the word ‘beauty’ used to have men running for cover to the pub. But then the likes of David Beckham came along advertising guy -focused products and suddenly grooming became a whole different ball game. A lot of it came down to the product marketing. If men thought eye creams and split-end serums were for wusses, they might have no qualms about stocking up on manly ‘anti-fatigue sticks’ and ‘hair putty’ instead. Now it seems male grooming has gone a step further... Forget the alpha male-pleasing, turbo-charged products, men are now openly raiding their partners’ beauty haul and looking beyond the powdery scents and flowery packaging. There has been a 50% increase in male customers requesting advice about buying women’s products for their own use at With products such as hair straighteners, waxing strips and St Tropez topping their must-have list, guys are unashamedly embracing the man-makeover. So ladies, keep your favourite products under lock and key. With the focus firmly on the boys, your man might just be hogging the mirror more than usual.

Product Pilfering Just in case you were in any doubt about how much the non-fairer sex value their mirror image, the male cosmetic market is growing at twice the rate of women’s in the UK, according to L’Oreal’s recent Men’s Grooming Report 2010. But despite the growth of male-targeted products, the study identifies 39% of men are still opting to use products designed for women as a part of their daily grooming routine. On a list of can’t-live-without products, fake tan came second only to shampoo in L’Oreal’s survey, so Tango hand culprits should beeasy to spot! “Whilst male grooming is big business, this is a new

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grooming gifts


Treat your man to these bathroom cabinet delights to enhance his grooming routine and stop him stealing your stash. MR TRADITIONALIST If your man likes old school products, tools and grooming methods, try Crabtree & Evelyn’s Edwin Jagger Imitation Ivory Nickel Shaving Set, £100 (; or Brut Splash-On Lotion, £3.99

MR JET SETTER For men who always seem to pack a holdall for business (or golf) trips, help him avoid the wrath of airport security with a handy stowaway of minis like Nickel’s Travel Kit, £14.95 or Liz Earle Men’s Travel Kit, £35.50 development - we’re talking about men contacting our sales teams for advice on how they can use women’s beauty treatments,” explains Mitesh Soma, founder of

MR DESIGNER Poseur fellas who like flashing labels and flaunting their designer knowledge will love Jean Paul Gaultier’s Super Le Male Collector, £52 or Givenchy Man’s Pro-Energising Massive Moisturiser, £27.70.

“Enquiries include asking which hair straighteners are best, how they should apply fake tan and whether they should use concealer before or after they shave. “Some tell us they started secretly using their partner’s beauty gear out of curiosity and they liked it so much they now want their own,” he reveals.

Jab generation The male grooming business in the UK has swelled to more than £600 million but guys are also shunning the masculine hype and seeking products and treatments that work for them. “The typical grooming consumer is changing,” explains Dr Sach Mohan, non-surgical director of Transform. “Men are becoming far more skin-savvy and less gullible when it comes to the sales and marketing techniques that brands are using. I now spend at least 15 minutes with most male clients discussing clinically proven skin products, and what they really should be using and how.” Signing up for the likes of Botox, fillers and dermarollers, fellas make up around a third of Dr Mohan’s client list, who says: “It’s a closely guarded secret for most men, where their booking entry will be for Botox ‘for migraines’ or ‘curing excessive sweating’, when in most cases they’ll eventually end up having Botox or fillers for virtually total cosmetic reasons.”

MR OUTGOING He’s brash, bold and always the life and soul of the party so let your grooming gift reflect his personality with the Clinique Happy for Men range, from £12.50.

MR SPORTY Make your man feel like a star player with Nivea for Men’s Official England Wash Bag, £8.50 or FCUK’s Sport 100 Degrees Washbag, £17.99.

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The Jolie Effect



he might be half of the world’s most famous (and beautiful) couple but Angelina Jolie remains an enigma, which makes her the perfect choice to play a super spy in the film Salt. The most famous action woman in Hollywood talks about working with the CIA, how she made herself look like a man and the stunt that left her bleeding from the head.

films,” says Jolie. “I playfully said, ‘I want to be Bond!’ That was our little joke, and then she found this project.”

At the LA premiere of Angelina Jolie’s movie Salt, there’s a sense of fevered anticipation on Hollywood Boulevard, as hundreds of fans gather to catch a glimpse of the glamorous actress.

In Salt, which Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who’s forced to go on the run after facing accusations that she’s a Russian spy. “I can’t tell you stuff - there’s so much I can’t say about Salt because she’s such a secret,” says Jolie smiling widely. “But I think when she’s decided to do something she believes in, she’ll do whatever it takes to do it.”

A blacked-out car finally pulls up and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt emerge to deafening cheers. Skipping the gossip media in favour of news crews, the green feline eyes, famous pout and tattooed arms of Ms Jolie look phenomenal. So is it true Salt came about from her desire to play 007. “I was meeting with [Sony Pictures Co-Chairman] Amy Pascal a few years ago when it came up in conversation that she was getting ready to make one of the new James Bond

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“I playfully said, I want to be Bond!”

The film had originally been conceived for a male lead but several drafts later, studio executives began envisioning Jolie in the role and ‘Edwin’ became ‘Evelyn’. The film became “harder and darker when it became a woman”, says Jolie who spoke to real-life female CIA operatives as part of her research.


“They’re these lovely, sweet women that you can’t imagine being put in a dangerous situation, but they really are,” she says. And for similar reasons, Jolie’s children (Maddox, 8, Pax, 6 and Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2) are yet to see Salt. She says laughing: “I can’t show my kids movies where people are trying to kill me! “They saw a clip and were a little disturbed. I mean, they liked the fun part” Salt’s day job might be a lot more dangerous than Jolie’s but their personalities aren’t so different. “There’s something a little off about her and there’s still something off about me, so um, it seemed like a good match,” she says, laughing. “There’s a real duplicity to Salt’s personality and there’s a part of her that’s not necessarily a good guy, because of certain things that have happened. She’s a bit damaged.”

“I love doing action and I love doing dramatic films, but I’ve never really been able to combine them,”until now” Having starred as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider films and as an assassin in Wanted, Jolie’s no newcomer to stunts and drama, but she reckons Salt is her best action film to date. “I love doing action and I love doing dramatic films, but I’ve never really been able to combine them,” she says. “For this one, it was such a nice challenge to say, ‘We have to work so much harder to convince the audience that all these things are absolutely possible’. So my [fighting] style got meaner, harder and darker, and it wasn’t as fun or pretty!” The film saw her reunite with stunt-co-ordinator Simon Crane, who she worked with on Tomb Raider and Mr & Mrs Smith, and Jolie says she once again relished the opportunity to do her own stunts and fight scenes. “Instead of feeling scared, it’s like working with the circus for the day, and you get to play,” she says - although she didn’t survive the shoot unscathed. “I had to jump into a door and shoot sideways while rolling on the ground, but I rolled into a desk and cracked my skull. Now I have a little scar,” she reveals. It’s something her younger self would have no doubt treasured. For while Jolie may now be a mother of six and famous for her humanitarian work, it wasn’t so long ago that she was hitting headlines for wearing a vial of her exhusband’s blood and passionately kissing her brother at the Oscars. “I think no matter what your circumstances are, how you were raised, whatever excuses you have for the pain in your life, or your self-destructive nature, at some point you make this big decision to make your own choices. Salt does in the film.” And there’s no doubt Jolie has too

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hey’re the yin and yang of property experts, with Phil’s down-to-earth practicality and Kirstie’s bubbly and effortless ability to bond with couples seeking homes on Channel 4’s two hugely successful series, Location, Location, Location, and its successor, Relocation, Relocation. “We’re a bit like brother and sister because we know each other extremely well now,” says Phil, with a smile. “We know what makes the other tick, how to wind each other up, and all our bickering and teasing is totally genuine. What you see on the programmes is what we’re like off screen. “I’m practical, good on the structural aspects and get a buzz out of the buying deals. Kirstie’s excellent at the architecture, interiors and getting inside people’s heads and relationships. We complement each other well.” Now, the mantra’s “don’t move, improve” and Phil not only welcomes the change in approach, but has put together a new comprehensive guide called Adding Value To Your Home. “The market isn’t going to race away as it once did. It will rise – but probably only around three to four per cent a year, so adding value will be key.”

Follow Phil’s advice on improving your home...

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Kitchen Magic

Extensions and Lofts


A well-thought-out extension can feel like you’ve created a completely new house. But think through your plans carefully so that you know the result will give you a practical, usable area and, if it’s a kitchen extension, it doesn’t overwhelm a garden.” Normally, he says, a skilful extension can add about 1015% to the value of the home, while a loft, which can cost between £10,000 to £40,000, could potentially add between 15 and 20%. But, he advises taking into account that storage space will be lost, and installing a staircase to access the loft will encroach on the floor below. Phil’s budget tip: If there’s no money for large projects, make better use of your space. Re-organise rooms, knock down internal walls to create a better flow between rooms, and make practical improvements, perhaps by installing a downstairs toilet in an under-stairs space.

“Branded kitchens go in and out of fashion, so be careful what you choose,” he warns. “You don’t want buyers dating your kitchen by the colour or style of the doors, so opt for classic designs and easy-on-the- eye colours.” And, as the fashion is for a kitchen to be the multifunctional ‘heart of the home’, he believes it doesn’t make sense to stint on appliances, worktops and tiles. The majority of people spend around £7,000 on a kitchen, and agents estimate it can add around 5% to the value of a property. Phil’s budget tip: If a revamp is out of the question, simply change doors on units, add new handles and perhaps a new worktop. Employ a carpenter for a quality finish. Update light switches, replace worn flooring with tiles or stone, and de-clutter surfaces.

A skilfully revamped bathroom can add up to 10% to the value of your home, according to estate agents. Phil estimates the cost of replacing an average bathroom as £1,000- £4,000. Take inspiration from hotel bathrooms and adapting some of their stylish ideas such as a bath with taps in the middle instead of one end, or double basins. Use large tiles in a cramped bathroom to give an illusion of more space, and under-floor heating to free up the walls. Phil’s budget tip: “You can really add value if you splash out on quality tiles, lighting and cabinets. Adding big mirrors will also make a small bathroom appear bigger,” he says. Even spending a small amount, from £500 upwards, can add at least 3% to the value of a home, according to mortgage lender, GE money. A heated chrome towel rail, starting from around about £50, is a smart accessory

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giant veg BIG HOPES FOR



s many vegetable competitions reach their peak, giant veg growers will now be taking apart their home-made protective barriers and supports to find out if their beloved veg has reached the required length or weight to clinch a medal. Peter Glazebrook, a double Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest parsnip at 5.9kg (13lb) and the longest beetroot at 6.405m (21ft), entered a variety of veg into the annual UK National Giant Vegetables Championships which took place in September. Peter, 66, a retired buildings surveyor, has been growing giant veg for 18 years in his garden close to the Trent Valley in Nottinghamshire, which benefits from good soil and a moderate climate, with no extremes in temperature. This is vital, because if theweather is too hot, onions and leeks will stop growing and start ripening early. If it’s too cold,

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growth generally will slow. “People generally get into it after entering local shows with ordinary veg,” he explains. “You often find classes for the heaviest marrow or the biggest runner bean in the little shows.” Gardeners then progress to regional and national shows. The European Giant Vegetable Growers’ Association (EGVGA) provides links to specialist websites and access to specialised seeds. The organisation also runs a European competition each year. “The secret to success is starting with the right seed,” says Peter. “It’s learning how to grow them and putting a lot of effort in and picking up tips from other growers and reading what you can about it.” Starting vegetables off early in artificial heat to give them a long growing season and harvesting late are two of the main necessities for success. In the greenhouse, Peter uses soil-less compost, but once the plants are transplanted he


uses the compost required by the specific vegetables. Vegetables such as pumpkins are easier to grow because they aren’t started off until April, but leeks and onions need to be started off under glass in November and will need tending all through the winter if they are to become giants. “That’s what sorts out the keen growers from the normal gardeners,” he says. As well as needing a greenhouse, there’s a wealth of other potential expenses such as under-soil heating, costly polytunnels, heavy frames and sturdy supports. However, many of the growers have come up with innovative homemade contraptions to allow their vegetables to grow to their optimum size. Peter starts his parsnips in the greenhouse in December - along with leeks, onions and carrots, maintaining a minimum temperature of 10C - and grows the parsnips in pipes with the bottoms sealed to achieve a long root in winter before transplanting them into a raised bed under a tunnel in spring.

“It’s a case of trying to grow veg steadily right through until harvesting.” “It’s a case of trying to grow veg steadily right through until harvesting. You’re constantly monitoring temperature, ventilation and watering. When they get too big in pots in the greenhouse you then have to transfer them to their growing areas. You have to plant them under a tunnel to grow them on or home-made enclosed structures made of timber and polythene where you can take the sides off when summer arrives.” He only grows two long-rooted beetroots because of their eventual size, planting them individually in long tubes which the root can run down. The tubes, which are only 3in wide, are positioned above ground level at an angle. Peter has to climb a ladder to water the plants while they are growing. Trusses of runner beans and tomatoes will need to be thinned to a point where you might just have one specimen left on the plant and all the energy goes into that one fruit. Tomatoes are heavier when they are green, hence almost all heavy tomatoes you’ll see on a show bench are unripe. Judges are looking for size and length, rather than the prettiness of a veg, he says. But they must be sound - ie not rotten. With parsnips, onions, swedes, carrots and beetroot, the green top will be cut off so only the root is weighed. With tomatoes and marrows you’re allowed 25mm of stalk. Peter reckons you can eat most giant vegetables, but I wouldn’t. Giant root vegetables are surely too woody for the palate and any giant marrow would have a tough, leathery skin which no amount of cooking would soften. It takes a lot of time and money to clinch a medal in a giant veg competition, and entrants are not in it for the prize money, Peter laughs. “If you win your petrol money, then you’ve had a good day.”

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opefully it’s more than a happy coincidence that, since the launch of the 5 Series back in 1972, BMW has shifted roughly 5.5 million cars up to and including its fifth generation model. All the fives - nice. The mid-size executive is a big deal for BMW. A staple breadwinner for the firm, there’s a lot riding on the fortunes of this new sixth generation model. And you can’t mention the 5 Series without talking about the previous car’s looks. ‘Flame surfacing’, the concept promoted by the now departed chief designer Chris Bangle, divided opinion. It’s not a feature of the new car. What we have instead is a more cohesive look that complements the recently revised and all-new 3 and 7 Series models respectively. BMW has rightly identified that cultivating a broad appeal is key to success in the hugely competitive executive market. This new, more sculptured and detailed design adds some welcome substance and road presence without potentially

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alienating buyers. And the car’s proportions look right, which helps when you’re looking at what is a large vehicle. This size translates into plenty of cabin space fore and aft. Although very much a car that is expected to be driven Ultimate Driving Machine and all that - people will also sit in the back and be driven by someone else. We’ve come to expect considerable year-on-year improvements from BMW when it comes to performance, economy and emissions, and with this latest 5 Series the German car maker doesn’t disappoint. With the firm’s suite of Efficient Dynamics technologies playing an important role, buyers opting for the popular diesel-powered variants should see useful tax savings through reduced CO2 and VED ratings. There’s even an engine stop-start feature for the 520d. While the lion’s share of models will be the super-frugal 184bhp 520d, the 245bhp 530d test car demonstrated an


impressive blend of performance and economy, almost making the petrol alternatives redundant. Almost, because the 306bhp 535i model offers seriously enthusiastic drivers a chance to fully exploit the car’s talents while being accompanied by a purposeful, growling soundtrack. With more room inside the cabin plus a general upgrade of the standard equipment, both the creature comforts and safety kit, there are also more clever optional items to choose from. But you no longer have to dip into your savings for leather upholstery, as that’s now standard along with a very nice audio unit, Bluetooth connectivity for your phone, parking sensors and cruise control. away from the corporate jungle, it’s a surprisingly shrewd investment. Overall, then, the evolutionary path of BMW’s 5 Series continues to impress. Despite the general trend for the dumbing down of the driving experience in some corners of the market, the sixth generation 5 Series cleverly combines a stylish and recognisable exterior with a spacious and classy interior plus retains the car’s underlying selling point - the ability to entertain the driver. Factor in the steps made to improve the engine range in terms of performance and economy, and the 5 Series is the rational purchase you can make with your heart

“Although very much a car that is expected to be driven, people will also sit in the back and be driven by someone.” The key optional highlights include an eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the default sixspeed manual item. Smooth, predictable and available with steering wheel paddle shift controls, this is likely to be the gearbox of choice for many buyers. It’ll even lower the car’s CO2 rating a fraction into the bargain. Computerised suspension offering different settings depending on your mood and the prevailing conditions reinforce the car’s sporting character, while the variable rate ‘active’ steering delivers greater precision at speed without you having to saw away at the wheel. The four-wheel steer component enhances the car’s agile nature by instructing the rear wheels to turn - only a couple of degrees, mind to boost cornering ability on twisty roads, motorway lanechanging and urban manoeuvring. Of all the various add-ons, this rear-wheel steer business really does make a positive difference. On the open road the big BMW no longer feels, well, big. It’s more like an XL-size 3 Series. If you wish to combine executive comfort and luxury with the ability to occasionally have some fun

the facts and figures Model:

BMW 530d SE, from £37,100 on the road. Range from £28,165.


3.0-litre turbo diesel unit developing 245bhp.

Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission standard, driving the rear wheels.


Performance: Maximum speed 155mph, 0-62mph 6.3 seconds. Economy:


CO2 Rating: 166g/km.

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Coffee Break sudoku

Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. That’s all there is to it. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive! Solving time is typically from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on your skill and experience.

crossword Across:


1. Plunder (4) 3. Pass (8) 8. Spouse (4) 9. Valuable (8) 11. Remember (6,2,4) 13. Obtain (6) 14. Acme (6) 17. Futile (12) 20. Plot (8) 21. Couple (4) 22. Differ (8) 23. Incline (4)

1. Inferior (3-5) 2. Functionary (7) 4. Truth (6) 5. Repay (10) 6. Embellish (5) 7. Simple (4) 10. Spice (10) 12. Youngsters (8) 15. Exacerbate (7) 16. Charge (6) 18. Observes (5) 19. Tie (4)

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coffee break solutions October We will publish the solutions to the previous month’s Coffee Break puzzles on this page each month, so remember to keep hold of your copy of Stamford Style until next month!

sudoku solution

crossword solution Across: 1 Upset; 4 Milksop; 8 Arraign; 9 Nurse; 10 Cape; 11 Saturate; 13 Rare; 14 Ogre; 16 Affinity; 17 Glum; 20 Inapt; 21 Abandon; 22 Dungeon; 23 Yield.


1 Unaccompanied; 2 Scrap; 3 Trim; 4 Menial; 5 Language; 6 Striate; 7 Predetermined; 12 Brunette; 13 Refrain; 15 Attain; 18 Ledge; 19 Wary.

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Stamford Corn Exchange November Listings Box Office Telephone: 01780 766455

East Anglian Ex-Forces Big Band Charity Concert Sat 6 November 7.30pm Tickets: £10.00 In aid of the Help the Heroes Charity

Are you Experienced - A Jimi Hendrix Special Sat 13 November 7.30pm 7.30pm - Tickets: £15.00 “ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?” are the world’s number one tribute to Jimi Hendrix. If you were fortunate enough to have seen Jimi Hendrix, and thought you’d never see the like again – well, this is a dream come true. And if you never saw Jimi Hendrix, and wish that you had, then you can spend an evening with John Campbell, and experience what it was all about.

Ralph McTell Wed 17 November 8pm (no interval) Tickets: £18.50, concs £17.50 You, the audience, will travel with Ralph on a ninety-minute journey along the musical path he has followed for over four decades. Ralph’s astute observation and wry take on life shine through his songs and anecdotes. His rich baritone voice and his virtuosity on guitar promise a very special evening.

The Drifters in Concert Sat 20 November 7.30pm Tickets £20.00 This UK tour in 2010 features many of the biggest hits in particular from the Bell Arista era of the group’s success presented through a high energy ‘Disco Fantasia’ performance, along with some lesser known, and previously unreleased, tracks recorded during this era.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow Sat 27 November - Tickets: £14.00, Cons £13.00 This passionate tribute concert is packed full of Cash classics. The Johnny Cash Roadshow features chart-topping country singer Clive John, plus Peter Stone on double bass; Nick Davis on guitar; Josh Balen on percussion plus singer Rosie Lee making a guest appearance as June Carter. Featuring such classics as Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues and Walk the Line.

A Christmas Carol - Chapter House Theatre Co. Thurs 9 December 1pm and 7.30pm Tickets £10 Concessions £8 (Group booking 15 and over £6 for the 1pm show) Meet all your favourite characters, from the beloved Tiny Tim to the unforgettable Mr and Mrs Fezziwig, as Chapterhouse Theatre Company usher in the festive period with a wonderful new production of A Christmas Carol.

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Stamford Arts Centre November Listings


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An Audience with Jonathon Porritt Thurs 4 November, 8pm Tickets: £18 (£17) Jonathon Porritt has been involved in environmental issues for the last 35 years, and has lived through the highs and the lows of these turbulent times close up to all the action and to most of the key players. His talk will be very much a personal reflection, looking back and looking forward.

Mabon Fri 5 November, 8pm - Tickets: £12 (£10, £8 Artscene members) Mabon have evolved from a traditional Welsh four-piece into a band who’s music is now described as original, Interceltic, world music. Composed by front man Jamie Smith, and six highly accomplished musicians. A true exploration of forms and styles found in Celtic music forged into something bold and new. Miss Mabon at your peril!

Alexei Sayle Wed 10 November, 8pm Tickets: £14 (£12.50) Alexei performs excerpts from his new book Stalin Ate My Homework; a hilarious memoir of his confusing life as the son of Communist parents. Born in Liverpool on the day egg rationing came to an end, he always knew his parents were different... Followed by a Q&A.

Giselle: Independent Ballet Wales Wed 24 Nov, 8pm - Tickets: £15 (£13) Featuring the original score by Adolphe Adam, atmospheric costumes, sets, and the company’s remarkable dancers, this passionate tale is based on the reworking of Giselle by Marius Petipa with choreographic additions by Artistic Director and Creative Wales Award winner Darius James. SPECIAL OFFER! Buy for both Independent Ballet Wales shows for £22 (£20)

Lady of the Lake: Independent Ballet Wales Thurs 25 November, 8pm - Tickets: £15 (£13) A new and breathtaking version of the Welsh folk tale of them all, the Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach, the fairy bride lured from her underwater home to become a farmer’s wife on the Brecon Beacons. Independent Ballet Wales’ take their inspiration from Hilda Vaughen’s adaptation of this heartbreaking tale, “Iron and Gold”, fleshing out the bones of the Welsh myth and bringing to vivid life this tale of love and loss.

Lúnasa Fri 26 November, 7.30pm Tickets: £16 (£15) Lúnasa are internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental band of recent times, and one of the hottest Irish acts around today. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory.

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what’s on Wednesday 17th November 2010, 7.30pm The Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre. Movers and Shakers promotions are proud to announce Ralph McTell. You, the audience, will travel with Ralph on a ninety-minute journey along the musical path he has followed for over four decades. Ralph’s astute observation and wry take on life shine through his songs and anecdotes. His rich baritone voice and his virtuosity on guitar promise a very special evening. Price: £18.50 pounds, £17.50 pounds concession Further information Box Office: 01780 766455 Ralph McTell website - Saturday 20 November 2010, 11.30am - 1pm NCT Nearly New Sale of clothes, toys and accessories for babies and toddlers, Stamford Junior School in Stamford. All proceeds raised from the sale help fund NCT charity services and campaigns. Saturday 20th November 2010, 8pm Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WAGNER - Siegfried Idyll STRAUSS - Horn Concerto No.2 BEETHOVEN - Symphony No.1 Angela Barnes - Horn Ben Palmer - Conductor Tickets: 01780 763203 Book Saturday 27th November at 7.30pm

Mari Fidelis Gospel Choir in Concert, tickets £10, at

Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford PE9 2AE Tickets available from;

Stamford Arts Centre Box Office, tel 01780 763203 or on line Stamford Music Shop, 11 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford PE9 2DP tel 01780 751275 The Well, Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford, PE9 2AE (Wed to Frid 10 to 4 or Sat 9.15 to 12.15) George Hetherington, tel. 01780 757439 or email; Sunday, 5 December 2010, 10am to 4pm Stamford Artisans Guild Christmas Craft Fair Stamford Artisans Guild, in association with local artists and makers extends a Yuletide invitation to you to come

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and visit our 2nd Locally Crafted Christmas Shopping Event. - Love what’s local! For More information visit: Or Call Shalini on 01780 766151 Sunday 12th December

Stamford Christmas Festival 2010

Broad Street, Ironmonger Street, High Street and Red Lion Square will be full of Festive Cheer with over 100 Exhibitor and Trade stalls, selling everything from Festive Food to Christmas Crafts. For more information please contact Ali Hawley-Smith at or go to www. for more information.

Does your village, parish or club have an event that you would like more people to know about? Our What’s on listings are free, so the more the merrier!! Call 01778 560613 or Email


education Primary Schools Barnack C of E Primary School School Rd, Barnack, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3DZ Tel: 01780 740265 Baston C of E Primary School 103a Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire PE6 9PB Tel: 01778 560430 Bluecoat Primary School Green Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1HE Tel: 01780 764202 Copthill Independent Day School Barnack Rd, Uffington, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3AD Tel: 01780 757506 Easton Garford School New Rd, Easton-on-the-Hill, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3NN Tel: 01780 763025 Empingham C of E Primary School School Lane, Empingham Rutland. LE15 8PQ Tel: 01780 460246 Great Casterton C of E Primary School Pickworth Rd, Great Casterton, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4AU Tel: 01780 762417 Ketton C of E Primary School High St, Ketton, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3TE Tel: 01780 720301 Kirkstone House School Main Street, Baston Peterborough. PE6 9PA Tel: 01778 560350 Malcolm Sargent Primary School Empingham Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2SR Tel: 01780 762708

Ryhall C of E Primary School Church St, Ryhall, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4HR Tel: 01780 762447 St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School Kesteven Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1SR Tel: 01780 762094 St. George’s C of E Primary School Kesteven Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1SX Tel: 01780 763654 St. Gilbert C of E Primary School Foundry Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2PP Tel: 01780 762400

Casterton Business and Enterprise College Ryhall Rd, Great Casterton, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4AT Tel: 01780 762168

Further Education New College Stamford Drift Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1XA Tel: 01780 484300 Stamford Academy 46a High Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire. PE9 2BD Tel: 01780 489400 Email:

Stamford Junior School Kettering Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LR Tel: 01780 484400 Uffington C of E School School Lane, Uffington, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4SU Tel: 01780 756236

Secondary Schools Kirkstone House School Main Street, Baston, Peterborough. PE6 9PA Tel: 01778 560350 Queen Eleanor Technology College Green Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1HE Tel: 01780 751011 Stamford High School High St, St. Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LL Tel: 01780 484200 Stamford School St. Pauls St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2BE Tel: 01780 750300

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church & community Churches All Saints Church Red Lion Square, Stamford Tel: 01780 756942 The Great Casterton Group of Churches (Great Casterton, Little Casterton, Pickworth, Tickencote and Tinwell) Tel: 01780 480479 http://greatcasterton. historyofthechurch2.html Browne’s Hospital Broad Street, Stamford Tel: 01780 763403 Christ Church Green Lane, Stamford. PE9 1HE Tel: 01780 756212 Stamford Community Church 01572 821246 Stamford Free Church Kesteven Road, Stamford. PE9 1SU Tel: 01780 752595 http://stamfordfreechurch.50webs. com St. George’s Church 28a, St. Marys St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DL Tel: 01780 481800 St John’s Church High Street, Stamford, Lincs. St. John the Evangelist Church The Vicarage, Church St, Ryhall, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4HR Tel: 01780 762398 St Martin’s Church High Street, St Martin’s, Stamford,

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St. Mary & St. Augustine R.C 13, Broad St, Stamford, PE9 1PG Tel: 01780 762010 St. Mary’s Stamford Trinity Methodist Church 11, Barn Hill, Stamford. PE9 2AE Tel: 01780 481395 www.stamfordmethodist.churchuk. net. United Reform Church Star Lane, Stamford Tel: 01780 763790

Libraries Stamford Library High Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2BB Tel: 01522 782010 Monday 9.00 - 7.00pm Tuesday 9.00 - 6.00pm Wednesday 9.00 - 7.00pm Thursday 9.00 - 7.00pm Friday 9.00 - 6.00pm Saturday 9.00 - 4.00pm Ketton Library High Street, Ketton, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3TE Tel: 01780 720580 Tuesday: 10.00 - 12.30 14.30 - 19.00 Friday: 10.00 - 12.30 14.30 - 19.00 Saturday: 10.00 - 13.00

Music Clubs Stamford Choral Society Stamford Arts Centre 27 St.Mary’s Street Stamford PE9 2DL Tel: 01780 763203

Woven Chords Stamford Arts Centre 27 St Mary’s Street Stamford PE9 2DL Tel: (024) 7665 9180

Youth Clubs Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Various Venues Contact: Mr Anthony Hockey Tel: 01780 720146 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Various Venues Contact: Mrs Lewis Tel: 01778 590027 Teenzone Christ Church, Green Lane Stamford, Lincs. PE9 1HE Contact: Ali Rigby or Emily Turner Tel: 07894 571209 YMCA 15 Radcliffe Rd, Stamford PE9 1AP Tel: 01780 763411

Miscellaneous Clubs Rotary Club of Stamford St Martins Meet Weekly 7.30pm on Tuesdays at the Crown Hotel, Red Lion Sq, Stamford Contact: Jan Hetherington, Secretary 01780 757439 www.stamfordstmartins.rotaryweb. org


sports & leisure Archery

Bowmen of Rutland Venues: Casterton Business and Enterprise College, Greetham Valley Golf Club and Greetham Community Centre. Contact: Chrissie Tel: 01780 450305 Badminton Queen Eleanor Badminton Club Queen Eleanor Technical College Green Lane, Stamford. PE9 1HE Contact: Bret Allibone Tel: 07966493403 Tuesday Night Badminton Group Stamford High School, Sports Hall. Contact: Heather Brown Tel: 01780 756257 Welland Valley Badminton Club Stamford High School Sports Hall Contact: Whit Brown Tel: 01780 753263


Belton Gardens Bowls Club Recreation Ground Road, Stamford, Lincs Contact: Mr K. Rippin Tel: 01780 754274 Stamford Indoor Bowls Association Exeter Street, Stamford Contact: Mrs C. Warters Tel: 01780 756452 Stamford Town Bowls Exeter Gardens, Stamford Contact:


Stamford Bridge Club Stamford Hospital, Ryall Road, Stamford. Contact: Mrs C White Tel: 01572 770870

Fitness Classes

Fitness with Lisa Bluecoat School, Green Lane, Stamford. (Mon & Weds eves.) Contact: Lisa Hopps 07929 341042


Blackstone’s Football Club Members U.C.L.Football League Lincoln Road.Stamford Contact: I.MacGillivray 01780 762263 Stamford Saturday Morning Football Holiday Soccer Schools Contact: Kristian Heames Tel: 0845 475 3815, E-Mail: One Touch Football Lincs & Rutland Contact: Glenn Vaughan Tel: 07880 703784 Stamford AFC (The Daniels) Vic Couzens Stadium Kettering Road, Stamford PE9 2JR Tel: 01780 763079 Stamford Belvedere F.C. Queen Eleanor School, Green Lane, Stamford Contact: Ken Rawlins Tel: 01780 753649 Stamford Girls’ Football Club Stamford Cricket Club Uffington Rd. Tel: 01780 433919 Stamford Town Junior Football Club Stamford College Sports Hall Drift Road, Stamford, PE9 1XA Tel: 01780 482716


Burghley Park G.C. St. Martins Without, Stamford Lincs. PE9 3JX Tel: 01780 753789

Luffenham Heath G.C. South Luffenham Rd, Ketton, Stamford PE9 3UU Tel: 01780 720205 Rutland County Golf Club Great North Rd, Great Casterton, Stamford PE9 4AQ Tel: 01780 460330


Vale Judo Club 29b Pillings Rd, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6TQ Contact: Greig Cameron 01536 399634


Stamford Karate Club (Martial Arts) Queen Eleanor School, Green Lane, Stamford Tel: 01780 766193 Stamford Black Belt Academy Bourne and Stamford 0800 9885112


Stamford Netball League Blackstone’s Sports Club Lincoln Road, Stamford Tel: 01780 752476


Stamford Rugby Club Empingham Road Playing fields Hambleton Road, Stamford


Stamford Striders Running Club Based at Blackstones Sports and Social Club, Lincoln Rd, Stamford Club Secretary Tel:01778 590631


Stamford Squash Club Conduit Street Stamford Contact: Mr M. Mosdell Tel: 01778 424374

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sports & leisure Swimming

Stamford Leisure Centre Drift Road, Stamford Tel: 01780 765522


Stamford Tennis Club Stamford Boys School Tennis Courts, Conduit Road, Stamford. Contact: Carol Cotton Tel: 01780 765603 Stamford Rock Tennis Club South Kesteven District Courts Recreation Ground, Stamford Contact: Stephanie Uszkurat Tel: 01780 759004

Twinning Association

Stamford & District Twinning Association, 17, Denshire Court, Baston, Lincs. PE6 9QL Tel. 01778 561 540


Rutland Sailing Club Gibbet Lane, Edith Weston Oakham Rutland LE15 8HJ Tel: 01780 720292 Tallington Lakes Barholm Road, Tallington Stamford PE9 4RJ Tel: 01778 380002

healthcare Doctors

The Little Surgery 21, St.Marys St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DG Tel: 01780 763308 St. Mary’s Medical Centre Wharf Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DH Tel: 01780 761300

Baby Yoga Classes Barnhill Methodist Church, Stamford To book contact: Clare Taylor Tel: 01733 564365/07882 770751


Osteopaths The Point of Health Point House 63 Casterton Road Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2UB 01780 763 670 07902 722399 (out of hours)

Stamford Dental Care 14, Broad St, Stamford, Lincolnshire. PE9 1PG Tel: 01780 752001


J.F Hawkins 59, High St, St.Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LA Tel: 01780 763133

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Adult Yoga Classes St Gilbert’s Primary School Foundry Road, Stamford PE9 2PP To book contact Sarah Rogers Tel: 01780 756244

P Williams & R.D Richardson 34a, St. Marys St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DS Tel: 01780 755005

Oasis Dental Care Orme House, Ryhall Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1UF Tel: 01780†762182

Co-op Pharmacy The Pharmacy, New Sheepmarket Surgery, Ryhall Rd, Stamford, PE9 1YA Tel: 01780 762112


Superdrug Stores plc 22, High St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2AY Tel: 01780 757145

Sheepmarket Surgery Ryhall Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1YA Tel: 0844 4996624

Boots The Chemist 66-67, High St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2AW Tel: 01780 762114

Whitwell Rutland Watersports near Whitwell Harbour North Shore, Rutland Water Oakham, Rutland. LE15 8BL Tel: 01780 460154

Easton-on-the-Hill Dental Practice 40, Church St, Easton On The Hill, Stamford, PE9 3LL Tel: 01780 481642

‘The Osteopath’ Wake House 41 North Street Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9AE 01778 392 832 07902 722399 (out of hours)

taxis & takeaways Taxis 1st 1-2 Call 2, Herons Close, Tallington, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4RW Tel: 01780 749111 Star Taxis 33, Cambridge Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1BU Tel: 01780 763245 Carlton Cabs North St, Stamford, PE9 1EH Tel: 01780 755755 1st Choice Taxis 12, Cliff Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1AG Tel: 01780 752748 Ace Cabs of Stamford 12, Green Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1HF Tel: 01780 767676 3 Star Taxis 1, Priory Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2ES Tel: 01780 753300 Clapham Taxis Bus Station, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2ST Tel: 01780 764161 Angel Cabs 31, Selwyn Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1JW Tel: 01780 766177 1st Class Cars & Stamford Cabs Unit 3, Gas St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2AN Tel: 01780 757475 Harrier Cars 37, Main Rd, Uffington, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4SN Tel: 01780 765175


Dave’s Taxi 7, Elizabeth Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1HZ Tel: 01780 767127

Joe’s Traditional Fish & Chips 2, Stirling Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2XG Tel: 01780 757890

Silver Cabs of Stamford 7a, Silver Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2BT Tel: 01780 763366

Chilli Masters 2, Red Lion St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1PA Tel: 01780 480303

Premier & Burley Cabs of Stamford 14, Bramble Grove, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4BL Tel: 01780 766155

Royal Fusion 47, Main Rd, Uffington, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4SN Tel: 01780 766888

Charlies Cabs of Stamford 33, Cambridge Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1BU Tel: 01780 482105

Zorba Kebab 40, Broad St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1PX Tel: 01780 762007


Mr Pangs Chinese Restaurant 1, Cheyne Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2AX Tel: 01780 766508

Hong Kong Restaurant 5-6, All Saints St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2PA Tel: 01780 754266 Stamford Balti Hut 16, All Saints Place, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2AD Tel: 01780 762013 Curry Express 12b, Green Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1HF Tel: 01780 763223 Voujon Indian Restaurant 26, Broad St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1PJ Tel: 01780 757030

The Riverside Fish Bar & Restaurant 3-4, Gooch’s Court, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2RE Tel: 01780 766698 The Bombay Cottage 52, Scotgate, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2YQ Tel: 01780 480138 The Bengal Clipper 39 Broad St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1PX 01780 755 733

Mr Liu’s Chinese Takeaway 5, Castle St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2RA Tel: 01780 763570 Model Fish Bar 52, Broad St, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1PB Tel: 01780 763241

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