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from the editor Welcome to the special Red Nose Day edition of Stamford Style Magazine. This month we’ve dedicated some of our regular features to Red Nose Day 2011, which is taking place on March 18th, in order to spur you on to raise some money for some really good causes. Following on from the success of our Ragdale Hall Competition we have another competition this month where you can win £50 worth of White Stuff vouchers. Although this issue is all about fun, it is also bought to you with fond memories of my dear Grandad who passed away during the production of this edition and he will be greatly missed by all of our family and his great grandchildren, Thomas and Isabella. Lee Smith | Editor

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Sky’s The Limit Beat the Spending Cuts At For Comic Relief Your Local NCT Fundraising Nearly New Sale A upfront

PRESTIGIOUS venue on the outskirts of Peterborough is getting in the fundraising spirit ahead of Comic Relief.

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Emma Jones, part of the conference team at Holmewood Hall, will be braving the skies above Sibson Airfield on Saturday March 19 when she takes place in a tandem parachute jump to raise money for Comic Relief.

With VAT rising to 20%, child benefit payments frozen for three years, housing benefits capped and child tax credits cut, many families will bear the brunt of the changes 2011 will bring. But in the tough economic climate, NCT Nearly New Sales provide a haven for cash-strapped parents, allowing families to sell off their unwanted baby goods. Meanwhile, mums and dad-to-be can save a fortune on preparing for the arrival of their new baby.

“Now I have made the decision with the full support of my family and work colleagues I am really excited!”

s many families prepare to tighten their belts in the current economic climate, NCT’s Nearly New Sales offer new and expectant parents a financial lifeline, as an alternative to forking out for brand new baby products.

NCT Stamford, Bourne & Deeping Branch Nearly New Sale is on at Bourne Corn Exchange on Saturday 26th March 2011 from 11:30am – 1pm. Early admission at 11am to NCT members (with card).

She said: “It is something I have always wanted to do, and when I looked at the options to raise money for Comic Relief, I thought I should just go for it and take the bull by the horns and so I booked it the same day.

As well as supporting Emma, the rest of the team at the historic venue will be taking part in a “Grow A Nose” competition, and head chef Lee Osbourne will be making red cupcakes and flapjacks during March, which will be on sale and also available as part of conference packages for an extra £1.50 each, which will go straight to Comic Relief. Comic Relief raises money to transform the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.

Visiting your local NCT Nearly New Sale is the perfect way to kit out your kids for less than high street prices. The Sales are not exclusively for NCT members; they are open to everyone whether buying, selling or both! On average, parents spend £27.25 at a Sale, which could buy a range of items such as bedding, clothes, a changing station or high chair. With average Sale prices being a third of full price goods on the high street, a family can expect to save around £54.50.

Set in 14 acres, the present day Holmewood Hall was built for the distinguished Wells family, who inherited the manor of Holme in 1752. Today it is a thriving conference venue and is becoming increasingly popular as a place to stage weddings.

Last year, more than 200,000 parents attended an NCT Nearly New Sale, raising more than £1 million for the charity. More than 600 Sales were held across the UK, with 50,000 parents selling over 1 million items. In addition, every item bought from an NCT Nearly New Sale is an item which isn’t going to landfill.

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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@ yahoo.co.uk or call on 0844 243 6280 deadline for seller registration is 18 March 2011. The terms are that 70% of the proceeds go to the seller and 30% to the NCT.

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If you would like to sponsor Emma please make a donation via her Red Nose sponsorship page online at http://my.rednoseday.com/emmajones

Stamford Arts Centre has new opportunities for organisations to sponsor their Live events, Film, Classical and Music in Quiet Places programmes. If you want to reach a diverse audience and be more creative in your communications then please contact Marketing & Publicity Officer, Kimberley Taylor to talk further. Tel: 01780 480846 Email: kimberley@stamfordartscentre.com.


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Woof and Wag Walk for Charity

Sunday 20th March, 10am start - The Meadows, Stamford

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t Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is encouraging all dog walkers to get out with their four legged friends to enjoy a Sunday morning stroll around the stunning town of Stamford. So sign your dog up today and enjoy a 5mile river walk to raise vital funds for the hospice work in your local community on Sunday 20th March at The Meadows. The walk will take a stunning route along the River Welham, and on your arrival back, all dogs will receive a goody bag, courtesy of Jim’s Pets for just taking part. For those dogs who have managed to raise over £50 in sponsorship, they will receive an extra special treat! Stalls will be set up for you to buy some extra goodies for your pets, as well as a local vet there to answer any questions you have about your animals. Community Fundraiser, Hannah Thompson says, ‘you don’t have to have a dog to get involved, we are encouraging every body to come along and enjoy a Sunday Stroll. The dogs always enjoy themselves and there is a great atmosphere walking along.’ So sign your dog up today and get your registration pack, and let your dog do the work in the Woof and Wag Walk!

Fashion Show highlight for Fairtrade Fortnight

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he highlight of the Stamford Fairtrade Fortnight will be a fashion show featuring dome of the sector’s leading brands. Organised by the Stamford Fairtrade Town Steering Group, the show in association with Greencircle, will be held at the Barn Hill Methodist Church, 7pm on Saturday March 12th and will include a special preview of the Emma Watson Collection. Emma, better known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, has put her name to an exclusive range of clothes under the People Tree label, and local models will be showing off the range on the catwalk

in front of an audience of around 200 people. “The theme for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is ‘Show Off your Label’,” said George Hetherington, spokesperson for the Stamford Steering group. “This fashion show will showcase Fairtrade Cotton and how it can be transformed into modern, stylish clothes for adults and children,” he added. There will also be a short presentation by People Tree demonstrating how buying Fairtrade clothes cab change the lives of the people that produce them. The event is being supported by Greencircle - Stamford’s only retail outlet dedicated to fairly traded products. There will be an opportunity to purchase clothes after the show.

Owner, Simon Tee said, “We are delighted to throw our weight behind this initiative from the Stamford Fairtrade Town Steering Group, who have done such a great job promoting fairtrade in the area.” There are two ticket options available for the show. Ground floor tickets will include buffet, punch, tea or coffee and are £10. Balcony seats, which include tea or coffee, are £4. Tickets are available from Greencircle on St. Mary’s Hill. “We are planning this as a ticket only event, so it is obviously important to buy in advance to avoid disappointment,” added George Hetherington.

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Bringing the Community together Celebrating Culture through Cuisine Sunday 29th May 2011 – 10am – 9pm Stamford Meadows

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li Hawley-Smith is delighted to announce the launch of this new and exciting event planned for Stamford this summer.

Our events format, married with its location at Stamford Meadows, offers you a hazy summers day full of relaxation and enjoyment, seducing you with indulgences of food and wine tasting whilst you wander the many gastronomically enticing marquees offering delicious temptations from local food producers alongside those from across the world. Then when this has left you hungry and tired, just kick back and relax with your scrumptious purchases to the sounds of music and dance being offered by our world musicians and performers. To date a Food Festival has not been held in Stamford’s town centre and yet it is full of wonderful restaurants and bistros run by local talented people who will be offering you a fun filled and educational event, bringing all nationalities and cultural groups together, demonstrating food through the ages, up to modern day. In every culture, food or eating together is how individuals, families and communities honour each other, it is what we do when we ‘come together’. This event is a way of honouring/bringing together every cultural and community group no matter how large or small in Stamford. Stamford Town Partnership is a Community Interest Company with community cohesion at its heart and Project Manager and Coordinator Ali Hawley-Smith is utilising existing and forming new partnerships with Stamford’s many community bodies including local and regional government, schools, colleges, health authorities, restaurateurs, local businesses, food producers, farmers and

voluntary groups to make this a truly home-grown event for Stamford. All financing of this event is being fund raised from local sponsors and community funding pots. Here are the main focus areas of this event to give you taster of what Stamford has to offer you; Locally grown food from farmers and allotment groups Cultural awareness World Food trail Healthy living demonstrations and advice from local government LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE Cooking Demonstrations from international chefs Health checks and nutritional advice from local health services School Cooking Competitions World music including Jazz, Salsa, Cuban, Steel bands Fun and exciting exercise demonstrations using Zumba and Belly Dancing Encouraging Community Cohesion Food and wine tasting Champagne and Pimms marquees Children’s Entertainment Area This is without doubt a most exciting event and an opportunity for the community of Stamford to come together in work and play, and for its local economy to benefit from the expected 15000 footfall it will bring to the town. I am therefore so very happy to be at the heart of its planning and delivery and would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to know more about becoming involved in our event this summer as a trader/exhibitor, entertainer or volunteer. Please contact Ali Hawley-Smith on 07791 334221 or at alihs@stamfordtownpartnership.co.uk.

The evening will kick off at 6.30pm with a welcome glass of bucks fizz followed by the fashion show at 6.45 pm. This is your chance to see what’s new for spring/summer 2011, and to get tips and advice on this season’s key looks. Guests will then be treated

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2011 East Anglian Game & Country Fair

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he East Anglian Game & Country Fair is an annual two day, family event held at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich. Next year’s show will be held on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April 2011. The organisers welcome world class events and attractions to the show each year including 6 times FITASC Sporting World Champion, European Champion and English Open Champion John Bidwell, who will be performing his off the hip shooting demonstration and new for 2011 Savage Skills the UK’s leading freestyle mountain bike stunt team perform their interactive and jaw dropping ‘Ultimate Air Show’ display. We also welcome world famous horse behaviourist Richard Maxwell to the main arena. Richard mixes both traditional and alternative methods of horsemanship inspired by Monty Roberts who he spent time with in the Household Cavalry, to tackle the horse’s issues and strengthen the bond between owner and horse. Other attractions include Dock Dogs. Watch dogs of all shapes and sizes leap into a large pool of water and see who gets the record jump. Sheep Dog & Duck Displays, the ‘Dog & Ferret’ arena with Simon Whitehead, West Norfolk Hunt Hound Parade, the hilarious Sheep Show, fishing demonstrations, a forestry arena and be amazed by

the MBS Mountain Boarding team, as they perform spins and flip tricks over a Land Rover, dropping in off the trailer from a height of 20ft! Hunstanton Watersports will be running Powerkiting taster session courses at the show  this year. Powerkiting is an exhilarating, exciting up and coming sport. Powerkiting is the back bone of any kite related sport; the skills you need for powerkiting are the exact skills you need to progress onto kite landboarding, bugging or even kitesurfing. We aim to offer something for everyone with fashion & beauty workshops by John Lewis, Norwich. Plenty of children’s entertainment including walk on water balls, an animal area, slides, face painting, donkey rides, a carousel and the BeWILDerwood stand which is new for 2011. The award winning tree house Adventure Park will be attending, and getting energetic and creative by hosting a delightful array of activities that the Boggles and Twiggles would be proud of. There are over 250 shopping stands with a great selection of products from Gunmakers, country clothing stands, fishing tackle, home wares and jewellery, a craft hall and a mouth watering food hall where you can sample some fantastic local produce. The ‘Game Fair Country Kitchen’ cookery theatre has a fantastic variety of cookery workshops and

demonstrations taking place over the weekend from a great selection of local chefs, including game & rabbit cooking, grow your own vegetables master class with Home Grown Revolution and writer Keith Reeves plus performances from celebrity chefs, Chris Coubrough, Franck Pontais and TV Presenter Alan Coxon. Get involved and ‘have a go’ at a range of country activities from clay shooting, fly fishing, ferret racing and archery to mountain boarding, mountain biking and even a free Treasure Trail around the show, just solve the clues to win some great prizes. Take a helicopter pleasure flight over the showground, try the air rifle range, hold an owl or take a ride in a Landrover on the off road 4x4 course. We welcome dogs on leads and there is plenty for them to do also! Mid Norfolk Gun Dog Club will be running the Gun Dog Scurry competitions and ‘have a go’ over the weekend. Tickets: Adult £12.00, Children (516 Yrs) £5.00, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £34, Under 5’s are Free and Free Car Parking for all. For more information please visit the website at www.ukgamefair.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline number 0871 230 1102

WIN FREE TICKETS! We’ve got 10 Family tickets to give away for this fabulous event. Simply email gamefair@stamfordstyle.co.uk with your contact details, to be entered into the prize draw. The draw will take place on Monday 4th April 2011. Closing date for entries is 31/03/2011

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ou may think that florals are only for the more feminine of the female species, but you’d be wrong, oh so wrong, my friend. Take a look at ASOS’s cute blue hotpants dotted with pink flowers and tell me they wouldn’t look amazing with some kickarse boots. New Look has a so-trendy-it-hurts-and-wewant-one-now jumpsuit, while over at Lipsy there is a dark playsuit that even a hardcore tomboy will want to fool around with. M&Co has some utterly gorgeous florals to choose from, but for a casual look I recommend its dusky pink top

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Marks & Spencer. Dress, £69, belt, £29.50 cinched in with a belt. Internacionale, Bonmarché, A|wear and French Connection all rock in the floral separates stakes, so grab your wallet and get thee to the shops – you’ll be overwhelmed by the choice out there. Floral isn’t the only option though. Nautical stripes are making a comeback this spring and there’s a great selection from Crew Clothing and White Stuff. Just be carfeful when mixing your floral patterns with the stripes, it can be done but just be careful that people don’t try to ‘adjust their television set’ because it’s hurting their eyes!


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Fat Face. Flower Tea Dress, £45.

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Fat Face. Bissi Stripe Tunic, £40. New Look. Yellow lace sleeveless top, £17.99, blue and yellow ditsy floral skirt, £29.99, sunglasses, £7.99, striped peep toe wedges, £24.99.

White Stuff. Kanto Knit, £49.95. White Stuff. Hanako Knit, £49.95, Doorway Trouser, £45.

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Crew Clothing Co. Rowley Blazer in Whitestripe, £98, Harbour Wrap, £75.

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get smart CRISP WHITE TROUSERS, BLAZERS AND LOAFERS LEAVE LITTLE ROOM FOR FELLAS TO MESS IT UP THIS SPRING.

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1 House of Fraser. Kenzo cream grandad collar t-shirt, £79, Paul Smith cream double-breasted linen jacket, £550, Kenzo cream linen trousers, £170, Polo Ralph Lauren khaki canvas and leather trim tote, £240. 2 Debenhams. J Jeans by Jasper Conran jacket, £75, t-shirt, £18, chinos, £35, capri deck shoes, £65. 3 F&F at Tesco. Cardigan, £14, shirt, £8, shoes, £10 by F&F, Cherokee jeans, £20. 4 Debenhams. Mantaray canvas duffel bag, £45. 5 George at ASDA. Military shirt, £12.50. 6 Marks & Spencer. North coast jacket, £49.50. 7 Next. Canvas messenger bag, £28. 8 Matalan. Straw trilby.

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9 Marks & Spencer. Autograph polo shirt, £25, Collezione blazer, £99, Blue Harbour luxury chinos, £35, boat shoes, £39.50, trilby hat, £18. 10 River Island. Holdall. 11 Dune. Shellshock trainers, £75. 12 Jacamo. Converse white leather trainers, £70. 13 Debenhams. Red Herring suede driving shoes, £40.

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here used to be a time when a man could muddle his way through the spring season in the same old t-shirt and jeans. But this year menswear has been given a super smart makeover. It’s all crisp white this and smartly tailored that. No room for mucking it up. What you need is a high street hit-list – a foolproof guide to this season’s key fashion buys. So we’ve rounded up all the key products you need to get the look. First up, it’s all-American retro preppy (we blame Glee). Translate as turned-up jeans, buttoned- up cardies and shirts – with a classic pair of shades, of course. Take inspiration from Tesco (F&F cardigan £14, shirt £8, Cherokee jeans £20) and grab a pair of classic Converse sneakers from Jacamo (£70) or ankle pumps from Dune. J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams gives the preppy look a nautical twist (jacket £75, chinos £35) – think 1950s summer in the Hamptons. Finish with this retro bowling-style bag from River Island in red, white and blue. Add one of this

spring’s must-have straw trilby hats from Matalan or Marks & Spencer (trilby £18, polo shirt £25, blazer £99) to give the nautical vibe an edgier spin. And don’t forget one of this spring’s top footwear trends – the loafer. There’s no getting away from it, so go all out with this bright blue pair from Red Herring at Debenhams (£40). The pinnacle of this super smart look is the all-white ensemble. Kind of Brideshead Revisited, only cooler. So stock up on white jeans, blazers and shirts (Paul Smith jacket £550, trousers £170 Kenzo at House of Fraser) – and stay away from grass verges and beer gardens. Finally, for those guys finding it all a bit too much, you can still find fashion refuge in a bit of urban chic. Military shirts (George £12.50), satchels (Next £28), kit bags (Debenhams £45) and a khaki biker jacket (Marks & Spencer £49.50) will update your wardrobe without going too far down the freshly laundered route.

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STAMFORD STYLE BRINGS YOU THE LOWDOWN ON THE NAMES CREATING THE LOOK FOR SPRING 2011…

Step into Spring in style...

...WITH THE AMAZING NEW BRANDS LAUNCHING THIS MARCH AT PETERBOROUGH’S WESTGATE DEPARTMENT STORE

G-Star Jeans embrace the raw characteristics of denim, whilst maintaining premium and individual styling. You can also get G-Star T-shirts, hoodies and jackets.

Duck and Cover is a young, cool, ready-for-anything brand which embraces youth culture and casual styling.

Ralph Lauren Polo is a premium luxury lifestyle brand redefining American style. Ralph Lauren Polo menswear features polo shirts, shirts, tees, jumpers, shorts, denim and trousers.

You’ll find all three brands in the menswear department at Westgate Department Store. BB Dakota was founded in 1986, in Laguna Beach, California. The brand has been an insider’s secret for many years, with many devoted fans lining up outside the original store in Laguna Beach for a chance to buy the clothes. In 2005 the secret was out as many fashion editors began to publicise this small exclusive brand in editorials in national magazines. BB Dakota rose to fame when Kristin Stewart’s character Bella wore a BB Dakota jacket in the film Twilight.

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Red Nose Day 2011

Buy Something funny for money IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO MAKE A MASSIVE DIFFERENCE!

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ll the money raised through Red Nose Day is spent by Comic Relief to help people living unimaginably tough lives both at home in the UK and across Africa. It doesn’t take much to make a massive difference. £1 could pay for a young person in the UK, struggling with an eating disorder, to get the vital support and information they need online from a specially trained support worker. £2 could save a newborn baby’s life in Tanzania, by paying for a resuscitation bag and mask to revive them when their breathing fails. £10 could give a person living with dementia, and their carer, expert advice and guidance to help improve their quality of life. £25 could give a family living in the slums of Kenya regular access to clean water in their home. £50 could pay for a specialist worker in the UK to help mothers and children rebuild relationships that have been torn apart by domestic abuse.

Liberty Arts Fabrics Shopper £12.99 with at least £4 goes to Comic Relief. From HomeSense and Liberty

Liberty Art Fabrics has created a limited edition bag – the ‘Winter Stem’ design by Angie Lewin has been given a twist with the addition of a Red Nose.

Here’s our pick of what you can but to help fund the great projects that Comic Relief undertake.

Pick Your Monster Nose

The Giggler

£1 with at least 70p going to Comic Relief from Sainsbury’s, Oxfam and rednoseday.com/shop

£3, with at least £1.80 goes to Comic Relief. From Sainsbury’s and rednoseday.com/shop

Allow us to introduce Honkus, Captain Conk and Chucklechomp, our three monster Red Noses. The great British public can pick their Nose from Sainsbury’s and Oxfam shops or rednoseday.com/shop

Proof that laughter is contagious – simply tap the furry ball and be ready for some monster giggles.

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The Gruffalo Red Nose Day Book

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£2.99 with £2 going to Comic Relief. From all good book shops.

Jam packed with games, stickers, activities, pictures to colour, recipes and jokes as well as great fundraising ideas, it’s a gorgeous book for all the nation’s kids.

The Car Nose

£2.50, with at least £1.50 goes to Comic Relief. From Sainsbury’s, Oxfam and rednoseday.com/shop Hoot your hooter for the return of the Car Nose! Motors everywhere will be given a makeover with this cheeky monster for the nation’s car grilles.

The Designer T-shirt Collection Priced between £5.99 and £14.99 with between £2.50 and £7 going to Comic Relief. Available at TK Maxx and online at rednoseday.com/shop. With a collection of eight designs by Vivienne Westwood, the stylish Red Nose Day T-shirts are the perfect fit for every fashionista. They include images of Rowan Atkinson as ‘Edmund’ and Miranda Richardson as ‘Queenie’ from Blackadder, as well the great bard himself Shakespeare and Hogarth’s ‘The Laughing Audience’. There’s a cute Pirate Design and a Mother & Baby Elephant for kids and babies too. Made from 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton

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GORDON RAMSEY’S

Seriously Good

Red Nose Day Recipes T o celebrate Red Nose Day 2011, Seriously Good sauces, the range developed by Gordon Ramsay to raise money for Comic Relief, has created two mouth-watering recipes to enjoy with family and friends.

Ideal to serve at ‘Come Dine With Me’ style fundraising dinners on Red Nose Day, the recipes will appeal to youngsters and discerning foodies alike. And with at least 10p from every jar of Seriously Good contributing to the Red Nose Day 2011 total you’ll have kicked off

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your fundraising as soon as you pop a jar into your shopping trolley. The Seriously Good range includes both Italian and Indian cuisines. Every sauce is bursting with rich, intense flavours and is delicious served with meat, fish, vegetables or pasta. All ingredients have been selected by Gordon to ensure high quality, authentic tasting recipes. For more Seriously Good recipes visit www.seriouslygood.com.


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Monster Red Nose Pizza Recipe

Butter Chicken & Red Nose Chapatti

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The Shopping List The Shopping List 4 readymade mini pizza bases 1 jar Seriously Good Cherry Tomato & Balsamic sauce 1 tbsp olive oil 6 tomatoes, thinly sliced 2 yellow peppers, deseeded 2 x 125g mozzarella, sliced 250g cheddar slices or grated cheddar 8 pitted black olives

The Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 240째C (or 220째C for fan assisted oven) or Gas Mark 7.

12 chicken thigh fillets 2 tbsp oil 2 cloves garlic, sliced 5cm fresh root ginger, finely grated 2 cloves 5 cardamom, crushed 1 tsp mustard seeds 6 plum tomatoes, diced 6 curry leaves, crushed 2 jars Seriously Good Butter Chicken sauce 400ml tin half fat coconut milk 100g spinach leaves

For the Red Nose Chapattis 1 pack( 215g) of 6 chapattis 8 tbsp tomato puree 1 -2 tsp mild curry paste

2. Brush each pizza base with a little olive oil

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3. Spread each base with sliced tomato. Reserve 8 slices of mozzarella for the eyes, tear up the rest and scatter over the tomatoes. Cover with the cheddar slices or grated cheddar.

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Brown the chicken in batches for 2-3 minutes each side and transfer to a large roasting tray. 2. Heat the rest of the oil in the frying pan, add the garlic, ginger and spices and fry for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. 3. Preheat the oven to 160 째C fan, 180 째C, gas mark 4. Pour the Seriously Good Butter Chicken sauce, tomatoes, curry leaves, coconut milk and spinach into the roasting tin with the chicken. Stir well to coat. Cover in foil and bake for 20 minutes until cooked though. 4. Meanwhile, mix the tomato puree with curry paste and thin with a 1 tsp of water. Using a small round biscuit cutter (or a wine glass), cut several rounds of chapattis. Spread with tomato paste and place on a roasting tray. Bake for 6-8 minutes until crisp. 5. Serve the curry on steamed basmati rice with green beans and Red Nose chapattis.

4. Spread thinly with Seriously Good Cherry Tomato & Balsamic sauce to cover the cheese. 5. Slice off the top third of the pepper (about 3cm wide) and cut out triangles for the teeth. Slice the remaining pepper and place across the centre for the mouth, then arrange the teeth. 6. Decorate each pizza with 2 slices of mozzarella and an olive on top to make the eyes. 7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and the edges are crisp.

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STEPHEN FRY, JIMMY CARR, AL MURRAY AND FRANK SKINNER COMPETE TO RAISE £1 MILLION FOR COMIC RELIEF’S RED NOSE DAY, WITH THEIR VERY OWN WALKERS CRISPS!

his year, four of Britain’s best loved comics will face the battle of a lifetime, as they campaign fiercely for their limited edition flavours of Walkers crisps. They will fight to win the hearts of the British public in a bid to make their flavour the bestseller, and to reign above their fellow funny-men, as well as raise money for Red Nose Day which launches nationwide on Thursday 3rd February.

The public can now taste the delicious new flavours inspired by some of Britain’s best loved dishes and get behind their favourite. The four mighty comedians and their flavours are; Stephen Fry and Stephen Fry Up Flavour, Jimmy Carr and Jimmy Con Carrne Flavour, Al Murray and Steak and Al Pie Flavour, and Frank Skinner and Frank Roast Dinner Flavour. These mischievous comedians will be putting blood, sweat and tears into the battle, and no doubt pulling out some cheeky sabotage tactics along the way to rise to victory.

The rules of combat are simple - for every special flavour pack sold Walkers will donate 5p to Comic Relief and the comedian whose flavour raises the most money will win. The losing three will face the torturous forfeit of being waxed in front of their peers and the public; with a mystery ‘beautician’ on hand to ensure the penalty runs as smoothly as possible! The triumphant winner will be announced on Red Nose Day on Friday 18th March.

“Walkers loves having a laugh and Red Nose Day is a great way to have fun and raise money for a brilliant cause,” said Miranda Sambles, Marketing Director for Walkers. “So to help us achieve our goal of raising over £1m, we’ve enlisted these four well-loved British comedians who, along with their delicious new crisp flavours, will be going into battle in our Clash of the Comics! May the best man win!”

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Al Murray’s Steak & Al Pie

Frank Skinner’s Frank Roast Dinner

“What sounds more delicious than Steak and Al Pie crisps?! This is the food of the Brits - I’m going to win this on flavour alone! If Jimmy Carr thinks he can beat me with a bit of chilli then he has another thing coming. This is war!”

“All my life I’ve searched for something that was truly worth fighting for - something noble, uplifting and made from potatoes; then came Frank’s Roast Dinner crisps. No other comicchampioned crisp can be allowed to stand in my way. This is my time. Wake up and smell the gravy!”

Stephen Fry’s Stephen’s Fry Up “I am proud to champion the great Fry Up flavour. My crisps perfectly embody each delicious component of the great British fry up, with layer upon layer of quivering, shivering tastes that keep on giving. It is plain to all that my flavour is infinitely superior to the others, so I look forward to flattening the rather pitiful competition with the frying pan of triumph.”

Jimmy Carr’s Jimmy con Carne “What motivated my choice of Chilli Con Carrne was obviously a really bad pun, but as luck would have it they’re delicious. I’m pretty confident I won’t get waxed. The hair on my legs is safer than the hair in a German ladies arm pit. And remember, every packet sold raises money for a great cause!”

A bit about Walkers Crisps! Walkers is one of the nation’s biggest and best loved British brands. Having created delicious potato crisps for the past 60 years, it is a true flavour innovator! Now four great British comedians will be showing the public whether they know a thing or two about delicious crisps flavours. The question is who will sink and who will swim in the Clash of the Comics? StamfordStyle 23


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A weekend in Rome

THE ANCIENT AND NOT SO ANCIENT SITES YOU SIMPLY MUST NOT MISS. by Claire Maxted

Image taken by DAVID ILIFF, Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0

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definitely cram the best of its sights into an exciting weekend – Saturday for ancient Rome and Sunday for, well, not so ancient Rome.

My gladiator daydream snapped shut and the Colosseum melted back into the weather-beaten icon of Rome that it is today. This grand, elliptical amphitheatre of archways, commissioned in AD72 by Emperor Vespasian, once rang with the noise of 100,000 Romans, baying for blood. You can almost imagine the ghosts of the 9,000 wild animals killed in the inaugural games, still prowling around the site. If you close your eyes you can almost feel the gladiators’ terror and the gore thirst of the crowd in this football stadium-sized ruin. Today, the Colosseum only echoes with tourist coos and camera clicks, because it is a must see on any self respecting sightseer’s list.

Then, take a stroll to the Roman Forum whose arches tower above you, scraping the blue sky. This was the centre of ancient Rome, overlooked by Palantine Hill where Romulus founded the city in 8BC. Here, trees and shrubs fight the broken, wind-crumbled boulders and lonely statues for supremacy and you can marvel at the skill of the craftsmen who carved the battle scenes and Latin words into the rock by hand.

he trapdoor opened and the lion roared. Hungry, scared, it ran towards me, sweat dripped from its pelt as its limbs tightened into the final pounce. The crowd went wild. Over and over again they chanted, “Um, terribly sorry, but would you mind awfully taking a picture of me and my wife? We want to show our grandchildren that we’ve been to the Colosseum.”

Rome may not have been built in a day, but you can

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Continuing on from the ancient Colosseum is the Arch of Constantine, a 25m high arch decorated with gods, animal sacrifices, chariots, armies and emperors, built in AD315 to mark the victory of Constantine over the larger army of Maxentius at Milvian Bridge. If arches are your thing, don’t miss the nearby Arch of Titus and Arch of Septimus Severus, both richly decorated, like ancient billboards advertising the power of the victorious emperors.

The next day, step through time a few thousand years to admire St Peter’s Square, which is, confusingly, a circle. This impressive open space was designed in the 17th century to


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“take a stroll to the Roman Forum whose arches tower above you, scraping the blue sky” “a return trip becomes a very attractive option” allow as many people at once to see the Pope Alexander VII give his blessing. Today thousands mill around the central obelisk whose shadow casts clock-hands round the floor. St Peter’s Basilica completes this spectacular scene, a late Renaissance church that can hold 60,000 people. You could spend years looking at the golden roof, high dome, intricately gilded pillars, marble sculptures and tombs of this famous pilgrimage site.

“If you close your eyes you can almost feel the gladiators’ terror and the gore thirst of the crowd in this football stadium-sized ruin” But you’ve only got a weekend, so drag yourself away for a rest on one of the 138 Spanish Steps. This 18th century staircase is the widest in Europe and makes a great place to watch people climbing from the Piazza di Spagna to the Piazza Trinita dei Monti and its church at the top. Lastly, and perhaps the most fitting place to contemplate your Roman journey is the world famous, Trevi Fountain. Grey-blue water cascades from its 18th century Baroque

white stone pillars dotted with figurines and horses that surround Oceanus the water god. Legend has it that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain it means you will return to Rome. And after only one weekend in this city, you’ll soon find that there is so much to linger over that a return trip becomes a very attractive option.

key facts - Tour of Rome Best for:

Anyone keen on impressive buildings and monuments steeped in Roman history.

Time to go:

Any time, is possible, but April – June and Sept – Oct bring milder temperatures and smaller crowds, with the summer rush from July – August.

Don’t miss:

Exploring the narrow side streets where food and drinks are much cheaper.

Don’t forget: A decent pair of sunglasses for ogling sun-splashed buildings.

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Beauty Tips for March by Emma Cannings

Beauty Tip #1

Beauty Tip #2

Beauty Tip #3

Beauty Tip #4

If you have a cream mask, leave it on over night for a more intense treatment.

Always apply your eye cream with your ring finger and pat it in rather drag the skin. This is you softest finger tip and the patting with prevent the delicate skin from pulling and sagging.

A regular microdermabrasion facial will exfoliate much deeper than your relaxing facials allowing your products to penetrate much deeper, improves blood circulation, aids lymphatic drainage and leaves your skin looking radiant.

Exfoliate at least twice a week. You can waste up to 40% of your product by not exfoliating regularly.

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Fitting children’s shoes Three simple steps to follow

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T’S hard to believe, but a recent study has shown that as many as four million British children are wearing the wrong size shoes.

The figure is shockingly high – and mainly due to the fact that parents have not been given the right advice when buying footwear for their offspring.

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Go to the experts – and follow these three simple rules when you do so: • Ensure the shop has a large range of width fittings – and at least widths E, F and G. There should also be a good range of stock and brands (e.g. Clarks or Start-rite) as all feet suit different styles and brands. • Make sure the fitter is trained and has experience of fitting children’s shoes on a regular basis – not just for occasions like back to school. Don’t be afraid to ask the fitter about their experience. • Make sure the fitter measures your child’s foot length and width and understands the depth and type of foot in question. For additional shoe fitting help contact the society of Shoe fitters or www.northshoes.co.uk

NORTH SHOES 01778 422886 18 North Street, Bourne, PE10 9AB Open 9am to 5pm, Monday - Saturday

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Olly Murs

100 KILOMETRES, 100 DEGREES - ONE WEEK FROM HELL. OLLY MURS AND EIGHT OTHER INTREPID CELEBRITIES ATTEMPT TO CROSS ONE OF THE WORLD’S HARSHEST AND MOST REMOTE DESERTS, THE KAISUT IN NORTHERN KENYA. THE AIM? TO RAISE CASH FOR COMIC RELIEF AND HELP BEAT PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS ACROSS AFRICA BUT CAN THEY TAKE THE HEAT?

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What is your first memory of Red Nose Day? My first memory of Red Nose Day was of course the nose as a kid and also having the red nose on the car, and just enjoying watching the show and of course Lenny Henry.

Where is the funniest place you will be wearing your nose this Red Nose Day? It’ll be in the gym training for the trek, so I’ll be in the gym in my training gear and with my red nose on.

What is the funniest thing you have done for money? I raised about £4 or £5 to eat as many digestives as I could in a minute, I think I did about three.

What is the most romantic meal you have ever cooked or been cooked? I cooked a girl some steak, I thought it was really fun, I made a steak ciabatta with wedges, she loved it, nothing that romantic about it, just pure steak!

If you were making a silly sandwich what would you put in it? Wotsits, definitely a wotsits sandwich.

What is your funniest joke? Where do monkeys make toast? Under gorillas.

What is your most disgusting habit? I pick my nose quite a lot!

If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? I would never grow up so I would just stay the way I am for the rest of my life, like Peter Pan.

Tell us a secret about you that nobody else knows. Actually if I get any burns I put tomatoes over my body, that’s a secret. I got told about this, so whenever I get sunburn really bad, I get tomatoes cut them up and massage them over the burns.

What is the silliest thing you have ever done? I dressed up as a pumpkin for the X Factor for Halloween, me and Jamie did it for GMTV we went and saw lots of guests but the actual show cut it, which I am really annoyed about because it was actually really hilarious.

Who is the funniest person you know? Lee Francis aka Keith Lemon aka Avid Merrion, he is the funniest person I know.

Why are you supporting Red Nose Day 2011? I am supporting Comic Relief because it is an amazing cause, an amazing charity, and it is something that is a once in a lifetime opportunity to do and be a part of. Its Comic Relief, I have watched it for years and just to be given the opportunity and be asked to do the trek for such an amazing charity - I just couldn’t refuse. I am really excited about being a part of it.

Sponsor The Trekkers Do something truly amazing by sponsoring the BT Red Nose Desert Trekkers. Your contribution will help make a massive difference to people’s lives in the UK and Africa. To make your donation please visit; www.rednoseday.com/whats-on/the-bt-red-nose-desert-trek/ sponsor-the-trekkers StamfordStyle 33


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hite Stuff of High Street Stamford is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend in-store.

White Stuff is a fashion & lifestyle brand that sells women’s and men’s clothing and accessories in 75 shops across the UK and online at whitestuff.com. The company was founded in 1985 by George Treves and Sean Thomas, two University friends who sold T-shirts from their van in the Alps, before returning to Britain and opening a couple of small shops in London where they sold skiwear and active clothing. 25 years on, in-store you’ll find distinctive print

dresses, colourful tunics and basics for layering, as well as unique accessories and footwear. Menswear is casual and comfortable, with checked shirts, quality knits, ringspun denim and leather belts and bags. The Spring collection at White Stuff focuses on trends including bold colour, quirky prints and urban geek, with some gorgeous accessories and spring footwear too. To see the Spring collection visit the White Stuff store on Stamford High Street or look online at www.whitestuff.co.uk

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Walls with IMPACT! ADD SOME REAL IMPACT TO YOUR WALLS WITH CUSTOM WALL COVERINGS

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f you’re looking for a talking point in your latest decorating project, or fed up with going through books and books of wallpaper designs? If so there is an alternative that’s easy to put up and will be completely bespoke. Jill and Carl Pybus of Graphix, a design company from Surfleet, near Spalding, have the technology to transform your walls with the latest vinyl-based material that can be printed with literally any image you require. It’s clearly a product that they believe in too, as they have tastefully added several examples of what can be achieved in their own home. Jill said, “I’ve always shied away from clutter and fussiness and kept the house quite spare, with nothing much on the walls and natural tones.” It all started when Carl aquired a very large-scale digital printer which has the capability to print large graphics for exhibitions and displays. They then discovered a fantastic product that is vinyl-based, wipe-clean and is incredibly strong so there is little risk of it tearing. One of the main features of this material is the adhesive that is used on the

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back means that it’s incredibly easy to put on the wall or reposition if you haven’t quite get it in the right place. Also when you have grown tired of the design you can remove it from the wall without causing any blemishes behind. Carl says, “This really is such an amazing material that enables anybody to create a wall with real impact. It’s so easy to put up, even if you don’t have any experience of wallpapering. The possibilities for these bespoke wallcoverings are endless, but here are a few examples of what can be achieved with a little imagination;

Offices and meeting rooms Companies can really use this wallcovering technology to great effect in their meeting rooms, waiting areas or offices with dramatic effect. Carl and Jill have got a great night-time image of St. Paul’s Cathedral in their office (see main pic above), but you could have product images, fashion shoots or just about anything you like that will make these areas a talking point amongst your customers.


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Children’s Bedrooms Most children have a favourite TV character or band that they would love to have on their bedroom wall. In Jill and Carl’s house they have a room for eight-year-old Ellie where Tinkerbell, from Peter Pan, looks over the bed. “We’ve also done a teenager’s bedroom in an american theme and one with artwork by the famous graffiti artist Banksy,” says Carl.

Kitchens and Utility Rooms With the wallcovering material being wipeclean and durable it’s great for creating dramatic splashbacks above sinks. “We print the image required onto the material and then laminate it to give it further durability against splashes and then you simply stick it on,” says Carl.

Contemporary WC’s Okay so this may not be your first room you think of when it comes to decorating, but you can really get your dinner guests talking witha feature wall in your downstairs toilet! Jill and Carl have recently suppied a wallcovering that did just that and, as you can see, it looks amazing!

For more information on the wallcoverings please contact Jill or Carl at Graphix Design & Print, Tudor Offices, Thary Lane, Surfleet, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 4BN or telephone them on 01775 680718. You can also see some examples on their website, www.graphixonline.co.uk

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MAKE YOUR MOTHER’S DAY WITH

Greensleaves Florists by Lee Smith

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ith Mother’s Day happening a bit later than usual this year (Sunday 3rd April) you’ve got a bit longer to plan exactly what you are going to buy as a gift for your Mother this year, but if you’re like me you’ll still probably leave it to the last minute and have a mad panic on your hands! This is why I’ll be going to the people That I know and trust to provide me with something that will hit the right spot and save me from a clip round the ear! So where do I go? Greensleaves Florists at Stamford Garden Centre, of course. Amanda Clarke, affectionately known as Mandy (not to be confused with another florist by that name), winner of the Stamford Mercury Business Awards 2010 has always provided me with an excellent range of options to choose from and the quality is always exceptional. So what can you expect to find at Greensleaves for Mother’s Day this year? Quite simply there are lots of options available, so you can be assured that you’ll find something that is perfect for your mum. Amanda and her team are available to give you

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advice on what’s available and what you can get that will fit within your budget. For example, if you know that your mum likes certain flowers, or certain colours, all you have to do is tell Amanda which flowers she likes, your budget and whether you want the arrangement to be natural, traditional or contemporary and she’ll do the rest! If you’re ordering ahead of time, which any well-organised person should be, the finished arrangement can be collected or delivered but for those of you who still leave things to the last minute, Greensleaves will be open on Mother’s Day itself with a large selection of pre-made arrangements that you can pick up on your way to see your mum! There’s also a selection of hand-crafted jewellery available made by local artists which would certainly make you mum feel that extra special this mother’s day!

For more information please contact Amanda at Greensleaves Florist, Stamford Garden Centre, Great Casterton, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4BB, Telephone: 01780 480077


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Spring Hand-tie Bouquets These bouquets are hand-tied using a natural woven collar and filled with a selection of fresh spring flowers.

Flower Arrangements These arrangements can be supplies in range of different containers, baskets or vases.

Planted Arrangements These planted arrangements will last longer than a standard arrangement and can be transplanted into the garden.

Silk Arrangements The latest silk flower arrangements, not only look incredibly realistic, but they’ll last a long time too!

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Profile: Instep Social Media

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who feel confident in controlling their own social media profiles but need help and direction in the initial set up process and advice on which social media medium is best suited to them. Ella Jenkins said, ‘There has been a huge growth in the use of social networking sites in the last few years. Many businesses have grasped this opportunity and are using these sites to raise their company’s profile with great effect. Mary and I feel strongly that there is an opportunity for smaller and start up businesses to follow the lead of the larger companies. Our aim is to help them to achieve this. Many people are intimidated by social networking sites but Instep Social Media can take the mystery out of social media and turn it into an effective marketing tool for businesses’

If you would like more information on Instep Social Media, or would like to talk to them about how social media can help your business please contact Ella Jenkins; Email: ella@instepsocialmedia.co.uk Telephone: 01780 410821 M: 07596 498038 www.instepsocialmedia.co.uk


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In Association with Hindmarch Peugeot

Peugeot RCZ THP200 GT HAVE PEUGEOT BUILT THIS YEAR’S ‘MUST-HAVE’ SPORTS COUPÉ?

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he Peugeot RCZ has a tough battle on it’s hands in a market that’s got well established rivals, such as the Audi TT, which as we all know is a good looking coupé and the usual Greman quality, but maybe it’s time that the TT lost it’s crown to a new contender. It’s fairly common these days to go to a motor show and see some fantastic concept cars with dramatic lines and styling, but then we’re always disappointed when we find out that the concept car is going to saty as a concept car. Peugeot have broken the mould with the RCZ Sports Coupé as the road-going version has stayed true to its roots as a concept car. Despite the RCZ sharing it’s underpinnings with the 308 and the 3008 crossover it has kept the ‘double bubble’ rear roofline and the striking profile. So, ‘is the RCZ more about style thatn substance?’ I hear you ask. In Short ‘NO!’ The RCZ is one of those cars, that when given the opportunity to drive, simply makes you smile and there are lots of reasons for it to make you smile too. For starters there’s the feeling when you get inside the car.

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Ok, so many of you say that it’s not as upmarket as the TT but I firmly believe that Peugeot have done a great job with the interior and you certainly don’t feel like you’re an inferior car. The model that I tested was the 1.6 litre, 200bhp GT version, which comes with leather as standard, was very smart indeed with a first-class fit and finish. The seating position, and indeed the adjustability of the seats and steering wheel, really help to give you that conventional feel. The RCZ is a 2+2 and if the people in the front are short then you will squeeze four people in, but it’s probably best if you stick to having small children in the back. That said, there is plenty of room in the boot (no I’m not suggesting the you put the kids in there!) which is longer and wider than that of the TT. Standard kit across the RCZ range includes rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and sports seats, whilst the GT models have the leather interior, heated front seats, automatic headlights and front parking sensors. But what’s it like to drive? An absolute pleasure! I have to


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admit that upon hearing that this was a 1.6 litre engine - I had my doubts, even if it does produce 200bhp, but I found it to be really responsive with a fantastic 6-speed gearbox. What really surprised me was the amount of torque that you get right through the gears. Those of you who can get excited about the noise that a car makes won’t be disappointed either. At about 4,500rpm the exhaust note has a lovely rasping sound that makes you feel like you’re in something a bit more exotic. For those of you who would prefer something a bit more frugal there is a diesel option that has a 2.0 litre HDi engine that produces 163bhp with a combined fuel economy of 53.2mpg. As far as the handling goes, the RCZ’s tweaked chassis is superb and this is one of the best handling cars we’ve tested. With it’s low centre of gravity, stiff bodyshell and wide track you get the feeling that there is almost no bodyroll at all. What surprised me most was the amount of grip that you got from the front. It’s not unusual for high-performance front-wheel drive cars to suffer from a bit of understeer, but even if you were to tighted your line slightly mid-bend you don’t get the feeling that the nose is going straight on. The steering is sharp and responsive and the brakes are an absolute pleasure. In summary this Peugeot RCZ THP200 GT is a car that Peugeot should be proud of and one that I would be proud of, if I were to own one. It has the best styling in it’s class and it’s performace takes you back to the days of the 205 GTi when Peugeot were at the top of the pile when it came to affordable performance and desirability. So, in answer to the question ‘have Peugeot built this year’s must-have sports coupé’? I reckon so - you’ll be seing more of these than you think, and they won’t look out of place next to some of the other rivals!

the facts and figures Model:

Peugeot RCZ THP200 GT from £25,595. Range from £20,895.

Engine:

1.6-litre, 4 Cylinder turbo Petrol unit developing 200bhp.

Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission, driving the front wheels. Performance: Maximum speed 146mph, 0-62mph 7.6seconds. Economy:

40.9mpg

CO2 Rating: 159g/km.

For more information on the Peugeot RCZ range please contact Hindmarch Peugeot. Hindmarch Peugeot Stamford Uffington Road, Stamford, PE9 3AA Tel: 01780 755885 Hindmarch Peugeot Grantham Tollemache Road South, Spittlegate Level, Grantham, NG31 7UH Tel: 01476 590700

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Coffee Break

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 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:

Down:

1. Penetrated 4. Net 7. Modern tune (3,4) 8. Uncanny 9. Spotted 12. Kerb 15. Tidiness 17. Obliterated 18. Provide with personnel 21. Took (revenge) 22. Traffic jam 23. Worthy novel

1. Restricts movement (4,4) 2. Perches 3. Globule 4. Wise 5. Bomber attack (3,4) 6. Rim 10. Less moist 11. Short break 13. Plague 14. West Indies island 16. Menservants 18. Male heirs 19. Tripped over 20. Dusting powder

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Stamford Corn Exchange February Listings Box Office Telephone: 01780 766455

Gerry Across The Mersey With Gerry & The Pacemakers

Friday 4 March, 7.30pm Tickets: £17.50 Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of the greatest 60s icons - GERRY MASDEN. Gerry and The Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Gerry talksabout his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present. Hear all Gerrys greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top.

The Wonderful Barron Knights

Saturday 12th March, 7.30pm Tickets £16.00, Concessions £15.00 Probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60’sand 70’s. Their musicianship, their harmonies and of course their humour makes them what their peers call them “The Guvnors”. They are supremely talented, a showbiz phenomenom and the best tonic the N.H.S. could give the population. A show not to be missed.

Chas & Dave The Final Tour Sunday 20th March, 7.30pm, Tickets £19.50 Dave has decided to come out of retirement for one final tour.The show will be the whole history of CHAS & DAVE. Chas ‘n’ Dave are great musicians and know how to give an audience a good time. They have gained a cult audience of both young and old and due to public demand they are about to be scene together on stage once more.

Grantham Youth Theatre - Beauty & The Beast

Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd March, Tickets £7.50 & £6.50 Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The Grantham Youth Theatre are also performing Annie Jnr. on Thu 24th March - see www.stamford-corn-exchange.co.uk/events.html for more info.

The Charleston Chasers - Hot Vintage Jazz Saturday 26th March 7.30pm, Tickets £14.50 The Charleston Chasers are both the most authentic and the most entertaining group currently performing hot vintage popular music from the roaring Twenties and Thirties. The band features ten fine musicians and a wealth of vocal talent, all of whom bring to the stage the fun and excitement of the period.

The Winner Takes It All - Abba Vs. The Bee Gees Tribute Saturday 2nd April 7.30pm, Tickets £16.00 Comprised of stars from the West End and TV, the multi-talented and charismatic cast of this superb production deliver the ultimate pop concert filled with the music of ABBA and the Bee Gees.

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Human Planet with Dale Templar Wednesday 2 March, 8pm Tickets: £12 (£10) If you’ve been watching the extraordinary BBC series, don’t miss this opportunity to meet the producer of Human Planet, Dale Templar as she reveals the stories lie behind the making of this remarkable production.

The Navarra Quartet Saturday 5 March, 8pm Tickets: £16 (£15, £7 under 26s) An outstanding string quartet who have appeared at prestigious international festivals and venues. Music by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

The Coal Porters Saturday 12 March, 8pm Tickets: £14 (£12) Described as the best acoustic act with attitude and “The Class of Bluegrass”, the Coal Porters are internationally recognised for their exuberant live shows – don’t miss out!

Pertencia: Foursight Theatre Company Tuesday 15 March, 8pm Tickets: £11 (£10, £7.50 students and groups)

Frankenstein: National Theatre Live Thursday 17 March, 8pm Tickets: £12.50 (£11) Do not miss this opportunity to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller star in Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein. Broadcast via satellite live from the National Theatre.

Author’s Hour with Rory McGrath Thursday 24 March. 7.30pm Tickets: £6 (£5.50) This talk by Rory McGrath is the first in a new series in partnership with Walkers Bookshop called Author’s Hour. Rory discusses his new book The Father, The Son and The Ghostly Hole: Confessions from a guilt-edged life.

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what’s on saturday 19th March 11am-4pm, North Luffenham community centre

A 5 rhythms dance workshop, with Chris Boylan

Gabrielle Roth’s Five rhythms is a simple movement practice that encourages us to release the dancer within regardless of gender, shape, size, age, limitations and experience. There are no steps to learn - just a willingness to turn up and move! Beginners are very welcome Cost £25/£15 before the 5th march, £30 on the day. Further £5 discount if you are new to the 5 rhythms contact 01780 767926 www.northernrootsandwings.com Saturday March 12th, 7pm, Barn Hill Methodist Church

Fairtrade Fashion Show

Organised by the Stamford Fairtrade Town Steering Group, the show in association with Greencircle, will be held at the Barn Hill Methodist Church, 7pm on Saturday March 12th and will include a special preview of the Emma Watson Collection. There are two ticket options available for the show. Ground floor tickets will include buffet, punch, tea or coffee and are £10. Balcony seats, which include tea or coffee, are £4. Tickets are available from Greencircle on St. Mary’s Hill. Saturday 12th March, 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange

The Wonderful Barron Knights

Tickets £16.00, Concessions £15.00 Probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60’sand 70’s. Their musicianship, their harmonies and of course their humour makes them what their peers call them “The Guvnors”. They are supremely talented, a showbiz phenomenom and the best tonic the N.H.S. could give the population. A show not to be missed.

24th March at The Crown Hotel, Stamford

ATTIC 5th Birthday Fashion Evening

The evening will kick off at 6.30pm with a welcome glass of bucks fizz followed by the fashion show at 6.45 pm. This is your chance to see what’s new for spring/summer 2011, and to get tips and advice on this season’s key looks. Guests will then be treated to a bit of retail therapy with rooms available to try on and you’ll be able to buy the clothes along with jewellery and accessories – a 10% discount is on offer for any purchases on the night. Tickets are £15 each and are on sale in any of the Attic shops or at The Crown Hotel.

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Friday 18th March, Everywhere!

RED NOSE DAY 2011

Sunday 20th March, 10am start - The Meadows, Stamford

Woof and Wag Walk for Charity

The walk will take a stunning route along the River Welham, and on your arrival back, all dogs will receive a goody bag, courtesy of Jim’s Pets for just taking part. For those dogs who have managed to raise over £50 in sponsorship, they will receive an extra special treat! Registration is just £3 per owner. Call the fundraising office on 01476 591010 for a registration pack.

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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 http://www.stamford.ac.uk/ Stamford Academy 46a High Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire. PE9 2BD Tel: 01780 489400 Email: info@stamfordacademy.org.uk

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 www.stamfordallsaints.org.uk The Great Casterton Group of Churches (Great Casterton, Little Casterton, Pickworth, Tickencote and Tinwell) Tel: 01780 480479 http://greatcasterton. leicestershireparishcouncils.org/ historyofthechurch2.html Browne’s Hospital Broad Street, Stamford Tel: 01780 763403 Christ Church Green Lane, Stamford. PE9 1HE Tel: 01780 756212 www.christchurchstamford.com Stamford Community Church 01572 821246 neil@stamfordcc.com www.stamfordcc.com/ 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 www.stgeorgeschurch.net 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 http://stamford-stmary.co.uk/ 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 www.stamfordurc.org.uk

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 Trinity Methodist Church Barn Hill Stamford www.stamfordchoral.org

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 www.scout.org.uk Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Various Venues Contact: Mrs Lewis Tel: 01778 590027 www.girlguiding.org.uk 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 www.ymca.org.uk/

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


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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 info@b-o-r.org 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

Bowls

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 Club (outdoor) Exeter Gardens, Stamford Contact: Brenda Sumner brendasum742@googlemail.com

Bridge

Stamford Bridge Club Stamford Hospital, Ryhall 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

Football

Blackstone’s Football Club Members U.C.L.Football League Lincoln Road.Stamford Contact: I.MacGillivray 01780 762263 imacgilli@aol.com Stamford Saturday Morning Football Holiday Soccer Schools Contact: Kristian Heames Tel: 0845 475 3815, E-Mail: kristian@developmentschools.co.uk www.developmentschools.co.uk One Touch Football Lincs & Rutland Contact: Glenn Vaughan Tel: 07880 703784 glenn@onetouchfootball.co.uk www.onetouchfootball.co.uk 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

Golf

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

Judo

Vale Judo Club 29b Pillings Rd, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6TQ Contact: Greig Cameron 01536 399634 www.valejudo.org.uk

Karate

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

Netball

Stamford Netball League Blackstone’s Sports Club Lincoln Road, Stamford Contact: Jane Conneely Tel: 01780 756357

Rugby

Stamford Rugby Club Empingham Road Playing fields Hambleton Road, Stamford www.stamfordrufc.co.uk

Running

Stamford Striders Running Club Based at Blackstones Sports and Social Club, Lincoln Rd, Stamford www.stamfordstriders.co.uk Club Secretary Tel:01778 590631

Squash

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

Tennis

Stamford Tennis Club Stamford Boys School Tennis Courts, Conduit Road, Stamford. Contact: Carol Cotton Tel: 01780 765603 www.stamfordtennis.co.uk 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

Watersports

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, PE9 2DG Tel: 01780 763308 St. Mary’s Medical Centre Wharf Rd, Stamford, PE9 2DH Tel: 01780 761300 Sheepmarket Surgery Ryhall Rd, Stamford, PE9 1YA Tel: 0844 4996624

Chemists

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

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Chiropody/Podiatry

Premier Podiatry Mrs Susan Lester, MCHS HPC reg. 3, Fenton Drive, Carlby, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4NN Tel: 01778 306638

Dentists

Stamford Dental Care 14, Broad St, Stamford, Lincolnshire. PE9 1PG Tel: 01780 752001 Oasis Dental Care Orme House, Ryhall Rd, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1UF Tel: 01780 762182 J.F Hawkins 59, High St, St.Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LA Tel: 01780 763133 Easton-on-the-Hill Dental Practice 40, Church St, Easton On The Hill, Stamford, PE9 3LL Tel: 01780 481642

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

Yoga

Adult Yoga Classes St Gilbert’s Primary School Foundry Road, Stamford PE9 2PP To book contact Sarah Rogers Tel: 01780 756244 www.sunstonetherapy.co.uk Baby Yoga Classes Barnhill Methodist Church, Stamford To book contact: Clare Taylor Tel: 01733 564365/07882 770751

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

Homeopaths

Annie Hall MCPH, RSHom. The Coach House, North Street Stamford, PE9 2YN 01780 767667

Hospice Care

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice 86 Barrowby Road, Grantham, NG31 8AF 01476 591010

Osteopaths

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

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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

Takeaways

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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Bollywood Ball Presented by:

Parveen Ashraf of Amaani Spice –as seen on ‘Come Dine With Me’

To be held in the Ballroom: Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham.

Saturday April 9th 2011 7.30pm - midnight

Drinks Reception 5 Course Indian Feast Entertainment Bhangra Dancing Auction Tickets £48.00 per person. Dress Code: Bollywood or Black Tie

Join me Crispin Read, in my warm up for the Virgin London Marathon in aid of the NSPCC and it’s Child Voice Appeal. For tickets, please send a cheque, made payable to: Crispin Read, 199 Belton Lane, Grantham, Lincs. NG319PR Tel: 01476 402649. Crispin is taking part in the Virgin London Marathon and all profits will be donated to NSPCC – Child Voice Appeal. More details of the event will be included in your ticket.

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Stamford Style Magazine March 2011 Edition