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Issue 23 Aire Valley November - December 2010

Cosmetic & Beauty Treatments at The Yorkshire Clinic

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Issue 23 November / December 2010


Welcome Welcome to your Christmas edition of Here & Now Magazine. We give you another packed edition full of ideas and advice on how to get yourself into peak health, how to look amazing and most importantly – get into that fabulous Christmas dress!

Jon Richard Hairdressing is changing their name and would like our readers to help them choose the new name, see pages 4 and 5. We have some superb competitions for you too, including a holiday in St Lucia and there’s £100 Virgin Experience Day Gift Card up for grabs! There are some fabulous ideas for Christmas presents, see pages 10, 11 and 13. Plus if you haven’t booked your Christmas or New Year party yet look no further than pages 12, 17 and 23. We also review the Peugeot RCZ for you motoring enthusiasts. Want to join our distribution team and earn some extra money? See our advert on page23. Don’t forget for all those home improvement jobs you need to have done in time for Christmas and the New Year, our magazine is packed full of local, reliable businesses to help you achieve your dream. This edition continues our Business Hints and Tips on how to survive and indeed beat the current recession...yes it is possible! Until next time...

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EVENTS November Christmas Shopping Events Wednesday 3rd - Nuffield Health Cottingley Manor 5.30pm -8.30pm Various stalls and Charity raffle. Everyone Welcome! Wednesday 10th – The Highfield Pub, Highfield Road, Idle 7.30pm Fun Evening - Charity Raffle, Quiz and Food Wednesday 24th – The Commercial Inn, Thackley 7.30pm Stalls, Quiz, Raffle etc. December 1st – 4th Foot Notes Show Esholt War Memorial Hall, Esholt Village 7.15pm each performance ‘Colour My World’ an evening of Song & Dance and Comedy Tickets £8, £6, £3 for Children, from Linda 01274 77 66 88 December 4th Black Dyke Brass Band Festive Concert St George’s Concert Hall, Bradford 7.30pm Tickets £13.50 £12.00 £10.50 Available from Bradford Theatres Box Office 01274 432000 December 4th The Snow Ball Stansfield Arms Marquee, Apperley Bridge, Rawdon 7.00pm – 1.00am 4 Course Dinner - Live Music by Savannah – Games – Charity Auction Come and join the Festive Fun and support your local charity. Tickets £55.00 Call Linda for more information - 01274 77 66 88 th

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Choosing the Right

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or many the process of separating, resolving financial issues and agreeing what is in the best interests of any children will be the most traumatic episode in their lives. Obtaining the right advice is therefore essential. Getting divorced can be an intimidating procedure for the uninitiated. In law there is probably no other area of practice that generates as much emotion and paperwork or requires the filling in of more forms. For some it can be easy to drown in the detail and lose sight of the bigger picture. As a result the process can be confusing, time consuming and often costly, both financially and emotionally. Consequently, choosing the right lawyer may be the most important decision you make. Not every lawyer is the same, nor right for every person. You need to make sure that your aims and objectives for the divorce process match your lawyers’ philosophy. A good lawyer will: • Help you understand and focus on the issues of your divorce without losing sight of the emotional nature of the proceedings. • Give clear advice on matters that concern you and use language that you can understand. • Provide prompt and courteous

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Sometimes the best way to find a good lawyer is to ask for a recommendation from someone you know and trust. Rather than relying on professional recommendations that may be revenue driven, it’s better to rely on personal ones from family and friends. Ask detailed, specific questions such as: • What is your primary area of practice? • How long have you been a lawyer? • What percentage of your case load is dedicated to divorce? • Have you handled cases with similar issues to mine? • Do you have a heavy case load and do you have time for my case? It often helps to appoint a lawyer who is local as they will then be familiar with the value of property/businesses in your area and have a network of local experts to draw upon. Proximity will also aide the convening of meetings and the returning of forms etc. After you have chosen your lawyer it is important that you establish a good working

relationship. You need to discuss your specific objectives and the issues that are important to you. Do not hold back relevant information even if it seems embarrassing. Your solicitor cannot protect your interests with only half the facts. Agree preferred avenues of communication e.g. meetings, telephone, fax and/or email. By choosing the correct representative you might just cut down the worry associated with what could otherwise be a difficult process. Worger Howcroft Solicitors in Bingley offer a sympathetic approach to divorce and separation problems whether arising between married couples, civil partners or non married parties. Advice is available on separation, divorce and other related matters such as the division of business assets and pensions and/or issues relating to children. All cases are handled by specialist divorce practitioners with at least 25 years experience in their chosen field.

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e constantly remind you that the facilities at Nuffield Health at Cottingley Manor are second to none, as here at Here & Now Magazine; we love everything about this health club and want all of our readers to know how great it is too. This beautiful period building is set in stunning landscaped grounds with a lake that is home to ducks and geese. There’s a day nursery for members and none members children, a members restaurant, fully equipped changing rooms (with lockers), a 25 metre swimming pool (swimming classes available), personal trainers to whip you into the shape of your lives and every type of activity class you can imagine from spinning to Pilates and Tai Chi! There’s also an enormous car park which is always an added bonus. Is that reason enough? Well let me now give you a few more. November sees huge investment to the entrance, reception and restaurant at Cottingley Manor and throughout the month visitors are still welcome to try out the facilities, however they will not see its true glory until the refurbishment is complete. However, there’s an added incentive to join now as you get the rest of this year absolutely FREE! An area within reception now showcases a designated display of how the new decorations, carpets, flooring and furniture will look, and very impressive it is too. Members are taking lots of interest and all seem excited that investment continues in their club, they know they made the right choice becoming a member here! General Manager, Helen Walker and her team are really excited about the changes as this will complete previous investment in gym equipment, the introduction of a lady only and rehabilitation gym and an on-site physiotherapist.

Helen is also passionate about supporting the clubs chosen local charity and before the start of this latest refurbishment, Helen hosted a Christmas Fair at the club, for members and their friends and families and also local residents, to raise much needed funds for Bradford & Airedale Cancer support. The event was a real success and they were thrilled to see many local residents coming along to support them. There were Christmas stalls selling the perfect gifts for the festive season, from designer handbags and jewellery to kitchen gadgets, floral displays to makeup and gift sets. There was even a bespoke wrapping service and the opportunity to buy personalised Christmas cards. Now surely this has to be reason enough!

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The Old Tramshed CHANGES TRACK!


ith the current trend for many pubs to reinvent themselves as gastro-pubs, The Old Tramshed in Saltaire opts for a more traditional style of eating. Re-branding itself as a Freehouse and Carvery with the launch of a full carvery menu and a restyled logo to warm things up, the Old Tramshed has declared itself a gastro-free zone. The friendly welcome is still the same but the world heritage pub, which was originally an old tram shed, now boasts a newly refurbished layout to complement its newly acquired carvery status. Offering a freshly prepared selection of the

best the region can offer, the Old Tramshed believes in keeping its produce fresh and local wherever possible, supporting small and independent producers and suppliers.

General Manager, Dave Davies, commented: “After taking time to review the current market trends, we decided that the way forward for us was to provide our customers with a fresh and simple alternative. The traditional British carvery offers classic favourites with unpretentious flavours and provides us with the perfect opportunity to make good use of fresh seasonal favourites.”

“We also understand that, as a pub, we need to make sure our customers can still call in for a drink without feeling obliged to pick up a menu - and to that end, our enviable beer selection will remain just as enviable!” The Old Tramshed will continue to feature a wide range of live music and entertainment and is the only pub in Saltaire showing Sky Sports in 3D (they also offer the ‘image enhancing’ 3D eyewear for free!). The carvery will be available seven days a week from 12noon to 10pm and to prove that a change can be better than the rest.

Dave is also aware that not everyone who visits the pub will want to eat and added:

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ebecca Mallinson (nee Garnett) has lived in Bingley all of her life, attending Myrtle Park Primary School, Nab Wood Middle School and later Bingley Grammar. Leaving school at 16, Rebecca secured a position as office junior in local estate agents and by 19 was running her own branch. At 23 Rebecca had a career change and moved into selling newly developed homes, achieving the title and position of area sales manager at 26 for Tay Homes, covering Wales, the whole of Yorkshire and Tyne Side. She eventually moved back into estate agency managing Halifax Estate Agency in Bingley in 2001, then took a career break from 2001 to 2007 to have her two children, Daisy and Hattie, before going back temporarily to new home sales for another local development. However, Hattie had ongoing health issues which made it impossible for Rebecca to continue her career. Rebecca told us: “I decided I needed a position to fit in with my life style, working school hours, evenings and weekends. Despite the recession I decided to set up my own business in February this year. I have always had a love of exclusive jewellery and bags and had a vision for an exclusive party plan with a twist! The aim was to make branded collections affordable so that everyone can be glamorous!

precedence of the business and Flouncy Flouncy was born!” Obtaining collections by Nour London, Fiorelli , Red or Dead, Zandra Rhodes, Gabys, Bomb Cosmetics and Zsiska to name but a few, the collections are competitively priced and make glamour more affordable and achievable through party plan in the comfort of your home or during lunch breaks in corporate companies, shopping and charity events, with the odd wedding fair when there is time!

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The company is growing far quicker than Rebecca ever thought possible with her diary bursting at the seams as word has spread about the wonderful designer bargains she has in stock, and party bookings are filling fast for January and February already. Last words to Rebecca: “I have excellent gift ideas for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day and also offer a Wish List Service where ladies can discreetly tell their loved ones what items from my collections they would like to receive as a gift.” Flouncy Flouncy - bringing the bling to Bingley! Red or Dead Bags - a funky range of on trend evening bags, practical work bags, and a fabulous range of everyday bags.

“Inspired by the Fergie song, ‘The Glamorous’, the lyrics ‘the flouncy flouncy’ set the

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Nour London Jewellery - a fine collection of beautiful pieces, lots of crystals, pearls and ribbons to ensure truly unique pieces and sheer indulgence. Zsiska - handmade jewellery incorporating Swarovski crystals, silver leaf and resin and a fabulous collection of statement rings, a little bit of affordable luxury. Fiorelli - known mainly for their handbags but the jewellery is equally as stunning, mainly everyday wear in a range of styles to suit everyone. Absolute - this collection is so this season! Faceted crystal necklaces, bracelets and ear rings with encrusted Swarovski crystals in silver, midnight blue and black. A range of crystal encrusted bangles completes this range which is made in Italy. Gabys - a brand new range this season which is proving very popular. Lots of unique eye catching pieces.

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SANTA’S SENDING LETTERS THIS YEAR Santa Claus is coming to town! And this year he’s sending personalised letters to children ahead of his annual visit. The NSPCC’s Letter from Santa fundraising initiative gives family and friends the chance to send someone special a magical letter from Santa for a suggested donation of £5. The letter is personalised with the child’s name and age and confirms that Santa and his sleigh will be stopping off in their home town to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  The letter is written in a hand script font and is beautifully illustrated on quality colourful paper.  The envelope shows that it’s been safely delivered through ‘Express Rudolph Mail’.  Anyone who orders a Letter from Santa is also in with a chance of winning the trip of a lifetime to Lapland*. Paula Guanaria, NSPCC Head of local fundraising in the North, said:

“Letter from Santa adds to the joy of Christmas by bringing some extra festive magic to a special child in your life. The initiative also helps us to raise vital funds to support less-fortunate children who perhaps don’t have such loving adults thinking of them at this time of year.“ Also on offer is a Baby’s First Christmas letter from Santa, which is the perfect keepsake for newborns celebrating their first festive season. To order a Letter from Santa for a child you know, either in the UK or abroad, visit or call 0845 839 9304.  Alternatively look out for a Letter from Santa order postcard in your local Debenhams, SPAR, Thorntons or Bhs store. Everyone ordering a Letter from Santa this year will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a free family trip to Lapland* thanks to the generosity of



Look what’s going on at The May School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Crosshills! NEW CLASS! Dancercise Available from 1st December. Why should the kids have all the fun when Mums can too! Make it a family event of fun and fitness. Ideal for waiting Mums. Saturday 11am – 12 noon. DRAMA!

Taught by Mark Allan. Mark Allan was a professional actor and has years of experience after working in the theatre and on cruise ships. Age 4 to 6 years Friday 3.45pm – 4.30pm Age 6 to 10 years Friday 4.30pm – 5.15pm Age 11 to 18 years Friday 6pm – 7pm Pay Per Class for Drama - £3!


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Two hundred ladies attended a Ladies Pink Lunch on Saturday 30th October in the Princess Ballroom at the Midland Hotel, Bradford, held in aid of local charity Cancer Support Bradford & Airedale. The event raised a fantastic £4,400 for the charity which relies very much on donations and fundraising events to generate income.

Ltd; based in Greengates, Bradford, and we are proud to support Bradford & Airedale Cancer Support in any way possible. We have attended The Pink Lunch for the past two years and always have a fantastic afternoon. If you haven’t been to The Pink Lunch yet, make sure you book your places and put the date in your diary now for next year’s event!

Community Fundraiser Linda Enderby said: “It was an absolutely fabulous and fun afternoon. We had shopping, games and entertainment from a Robbie Williams tribute act which went down very well with the ladies.”

All proceeds will go towards providing free support services for local people affected by cancer. For more information about the charity or to make a donation please call 01274 77 66 88 or email:

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their properties throughout Leeds and Bradford. Holding professional qualifications with the Guild of Lettings and Management and accredited with the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS), Lets Go Professional stands apart from many other high street letting agents. “ We specialise in lettings only so 100% of our effort goes towards finding good tenants quickly and efficiently and looking after our clients properties. Also our charging structure is transparent and there are no upfront costs to the landlords. Letting your property for the first time can be a daunting prospect but it needn’t be as we will listen, advise and organise all the necessary arrangements. There’s no obligation just for talking to us” Lets Go Professional is now looking to offer their specialist service to landlords and property investors in the Bingley area. Jon and his team are eager to hear from you if you have a property that you are thinking of letting out.


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Christmas at Emma’s We are holding a shopping evening on Wednesday 24 November so join us for a glass of wine and nibbles, and Welcome to our enchanting winter wonderland packed with gorgeous Christmas goodies. From beautiful children’s gifts and clothes to collectible crockery and vintage style jewelry you’ll find something for everyone! Our bespoke handmade door wreaths and fragrant mantlepiece garlands are sure to sell out fast so order now to avoid disappointment!

10% discount on all orders and purchases made on the night!

01274 599500 1-3 Westgate, Baildon, BD17 5EH Open: Tues-Fri 9am - 5.30pm . Sat 9.30am - 4pm

PICKLES DELICATESSEN Louise Pickles is celebrating Christmas in style at her eponymous Baildon deli The historic Towngate Rooms in the centre of Baildon has rapidly become a dream destination for gourmets. Since opening in spring, Louise has built a loyal base of foodie fans. The downstairs deli sells fresh bread, olives and charcuterie, and the upstairs tearoom serves home-cooked, locally sourced dishes. Orders are now being taken for festive food. Relieve some of your shopping stress by pre-ordering a cheese platter, homemade goodies like quiche, coleslaw and hummus, or a cold meat selection. Pickles stocks a range of luxury hampers and gourmet gifts. Perfect as a present or a treat for yourself, Louise expects them to sell out fast, so act early to avoid disappointment!

Pickles will host a number of special events over the festive period. A three-course lunch menu is available from 20th until 23rd of December for bookings only. On Christmas Eve Louise will serve a luxury brunch of bucks fizz and the Pickles posh fry-up. There’s no need to book, just turn up between 10 and 2 to enjoy. Still not planned your work do? No need to panic. Forget limp turkey and dry roasties and go for something a little more decadent. Group christmas party bookings are being taken on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout November and December. With foodie gifts and hampers, special festive events and delicious local menus, Christmas at Pickles really is a gourmet extravaganza.

Pickles Delicatessen, Towngate Rooms, 13 Northgate, Baildon, BD17 6LX, Tel: 01274 587204


Win a fantastic holiday with your grandkids at Saint Lucia’s Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Treat your grandchildren to some fun, sea and sand on a fantastic Caribbean break. To celebrate its 21st birthday, we’ve teamed up with the award-winning Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia, to offer one lucky set of grandparents the chance to win a sensational sevennight holiday with an excursion, worth £4,500. The beautiful Windjammer Landing is surrounded by picturesque beaches and built into lush green hillside on the North West of the island of Saint Lucia and is renowned for its family holidays.

that have recently been updated and restored as part of a $500,000 overhaul to commemorate the resort’s birthday.

Reader offer If you aren’t our lucky winner this time, don’t despair, Windjammer will be celebrating its 21st birthday this year by helping customers feel 21 with its special rejuvenation package, available to customers who book a seven night stay or more. The ‘Forever 21’ package includes:

If you’re lucky enough to win, you, your partner and grandchildren will stay in a two bedroom Hibiscus Suite, which boasts fantastic views of the Caribbean Sea. Your stay will include bed and breakfast accommodation for seven nights and a dedicated personal ambassador will be on hand to help you with all your holiday needs. The prize will also include a Pirate Ship Day Sail where you will board The Brig Unicorn, an 18th century tall ship and cruise from the Rodney Bay Marina along the West coast of the island to the scenic town of Soufriere with stunning views of Marigot Bay on the way. You will then disembark to visit the beautiful Diamond Falls or Toraille Botanical Gardens and Waterfall. A buffet lunch will be served on the ship and during the return journey, those who wish to rope swing or walk down the steps into the crystal blue waters of Anse Cochon can. Research conducted in May 2009 by Age Concern has shown that parents are struggling to balance full-time work with raising children, and as such an increasing number of grandparents are providing the main family holiday for their grandchildren. The results are supported by three quarters of UK adults who agree that with so many working mothers, families need grandparents to help more and more, as found by a year long survey conducted by the Basic Skills Agency in 2008. Windjammer has five a la carte restaurants, an inclusive water sports centre, a range of swimming pools, a serenity spa, gym, tennis courts, scheduled trips and tours direct from the resort and regular evening entertainment. For the younger ones the award-winning Jacquot Kids Club and teen programme offers daily entertainment for children over four years old and their excellent babysitting services means that grandparents can still enjoy a romantic meal or an excursion together. Windjammer Landing boasts 161 Mediterranean style villas and suites


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A free 21 themed spa treatment including a refresher facial and body scrub (one treatment per person) Jammers Sunset Cruise – dance your way into the twilight whilst sipping a rum punch or beer

21 themed cocktail at Jammers Bar for two, with an exotic purple colour to represent the gemstone Iolite which is synonymous with 21st anniversaries

Shopping trip into nearby Rodney Bay to spruce up your wardrobe

21 themed meal/party in your accommodation with margaritas and martinis for $21 each

To take advantage of these promotions, holidaymakers can book directly with the resort by emailing, or ringing FREEPHONE 0808 101 7261, or book through a tour operator. The 21st promotions are valid on bookings made before 30th November 2011. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, Labrelotte Bay, PO Box 1504 Castries St Lucia, St Tel: 011 758.456.9000 or book via Terms and Conditions -The prize must be taken by 30 November 2011, is subject to availability and is non transferable  -Transfers to and from Hewanorra airport in Saint Lucia are included -The prize cannot be taken during Easter, Saint Lucia Jazz festival (May 1- 10) or during the Christmas holiday period and is subject to resort availability -If you do not wish to receive further news and offers, please make this clear on your entry  -There is no cash alternative -The prize does NOT include flights or transfers  -Accommodation offered is for two adults and two children on a bed and breakfast basis only

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ocal brothers Nick and Jean Paul, run Armour Glaze, a double glazing repair specialist company. Their family business leads the way in replacing sealed glass double glazing units in either UPVC, wood or alluminium frames and they can supply the very latest in energy-saving window technology. If you want to improve your carbon footprint, have you considered Low-e glass? Low-e glass varies from normal clear glass in that one side of the glass has a special metal coating, technically known as a low emissivity coating. This increases the energy efficiency of windows so that in the winter your house stays warmer, and in the summer it stays cooler. Nick said: “Many double glazing companies on seeing misted glass units will tell you that it cannot be fixed, and will then try to sell you a new conservatory or new windows. At Armour Glaze we specialise in replacing only the misted units at a fraction of the cost.” A customer of Armour Glaze, Ann from Bingley, tells us about her experience.

“I called two reputable companies to look at the misted windows in my conservatory, both said the problem could not be fixed and both recommended a new conservatory. After hearing about Armour Glaze, I asked them to take a look. Thank goodness I did, my conservatory now looks as good as new and the cost was over £5,000 cheaper than the nearest quote! I was very happy with their work and thought they were wonderful,” she said “There are many other reasons why you might want to call Armour Glaze, apart from having steamed up windows,” said Nick. “You might be bored with your leaded windows and want more light, or you might want to freshen up your front door. Just like the windows, we can change the door panel at a fraction of the cost of a new door.” Sue from Gilstead agreed. She commented “I was so happy with the way Armour Glaze transformed my conservatory and bedroom windows that I recommended them to a friend who was also very happy with their work.”

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After marrying his wife, Amanda in 2007, they decided to move back to Bingley in May this year as they missed family and friends, and this was the perfect opportunity to set up Yorkshire Cladding

A superb, cost effective and more decorative alternative to tiles, decorative cladding was extremely popular in Newcastle and seeing that not many people sell this product in the Leeds/ Bradford area, Damian saw a gap in the market. “The cladding is easy to install, even the most basic DIY enthusiasts can fit it. I carry a large range of colours and styles along with assorted finishing trims and adhesives. My showrooms have been specifically designed for people to look at what’s available and how fantastic a finished room looks. As well as bathrooms and kitchens our panels are also suitable for use in shower rooms or shower cubicles and once completed provides any room with the ‘wow’ factor!” Produced from extruded PVC with a paint and lacquer finish to the front face, the panels simply fix together in a similar way to tongue and groove timber cladding. Panels can be fixed directly to existing sound surfaces, including tiles, using a variety of building adhesives, or can be fixed mechanically (nailed, screwed or stapled) to timber battens on uneven surfaces.   

A visit to Damian at Yorkshire Cladding Centre is a must to see just how fabulous your rooms can look, you will also be pleased at the price!

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ore than just a concept car which has become a reality, the RCZ marks a new chapter in the history of Peugeot “lifestyle vehicles”. Its expressive and innovative styling, its luxurious interior, its efficient and environmentallyfriendly engines and the driving enjoyment they create will project the Marque into a future which promises to be more exciting than ever. Drawing inspiration from the passion and know-how of its designers and engineers, Peugeot instills its brand values in every vehicle it manufactures. Sometimes however, freed from constraints and fired by creativity, Peugeot takes a bold new step and introduces “lifestyle” vehicles that are truly exceptional. The latter always arouses emotion, inspiring admiration among motoring enthusiasts and immense pride on the part of their makers. Certain concept cars exhibited at international motor shows also follow this example. Sometimes their power of attraction is so great that the desire to see them take to the road becomes unstoppable. As a result in September 2007, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot unveiled an exercise in style that left no observer unmoved: the 308 RCZ concept car. The idea of marketing the car on a commercial basis quickly became a reality. However, the transformation from concept car to production vehicle required real determination, boldness and inventiveness… qualities for which the manufacturer is renowned. Stylists and engineers worked together to ensure that all of the vehicle’s specification lived up to the promise of its exterior styling. Indeed while the main aim was to conserve the stylistic blueprint of the concept, despite the considerable constraints imposed by its production and commercialization, the challenge went much further. Highly ambitious targets were fixed in terms of driveability and production quality, to give the car its own strong and unmistakable identity. This compact 2+2 coupé was, therefore, designed to become an exclusive vehicle, “something special”, a melting pot of emotions, aimed at modern and particularly demanding customers with expert opinions on what constitutes driving pleasure. Its name, RCZ, symbolises this distinctive and singular positioning in relation to the Peugeot range, since it is the first passenger vehicle

not to use the numbering system with a central “zero” or “double zero”.

As a result, just two years after being exhibited as a concept car, the RCZ will be unveiled for the first time in public, in its definitive form, at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show.

The RCZ therefore illustrates the sum of Peugeot values, which are constantly realigned with the times. Designed to enhance the sheer enjoyment of driving, the RCZ is also dynamic (the top of the range model features an all new 1.6 litre THP 147 kW/200 bhp engine), and responsible, offering an innovative blend of performance and environmental-friendliness. With its reduced weight, fine-tuned aerodynamics and modern engine technology, the entry level model has CO2 emissions of only 139 g/km. An extension of this thinking is the RCZ equipped with HYbrid4 technology which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This RCZ is based on the same power train as the 3008 HYbrid4 which will be available in Spring 2011: a 2.0 litre HDi FAP 120 kW (163bhp) in front and a 27 kW (37bhp) electric motor at the rear. This concept has emissions of only 95 g/km of CO2 whilst benefiting from a potential of 147kW (200bhp) and four wheel drive. This reflects Peugeot’s wish to offer this type of technology on different vehicles in its range; vehicles which can be very different (crossover, coupé…) which may be based on different platforms but with a common theme: to offer renewed driving enjoyment. Another challenge the project faced was to successfully develop this new vehicle within a particularly short time span. With this in mind, it was decided the vehicle would be assembled at a production centre that specialises in exclusive vehicles built in small production runs, inside the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria.


Part Exchange your way to Prestige at Heritage View BUYERS searching for a prestigious new home surrounded by everything that they could wish for need look no further than David Wilson’s Yorkshire West’s spectacular development Heritage View. Heritage View is a superb development, situated in Baildon offering home hunters a range of impressive house types in a desirable rural setting. North Cliff Woods are just a stones throw away offering an abundance of nature and wildlife whilst superb transport links are available to the nearby cities of Bradford and Leeds. The wonderful development has received phenomenal interest from buyers keen to snap up a luxury home complete with some great money saving offers. The star of the show is plot 47, the Cadeby. This spectacular four bedroom home is presented over three floors providing a ‘unique space to live’. The many features include a two luxurious en-suite bathrooms and spacious kitchen dining area, perfect for a family get together. This fabulous home is priced at just

£321,995. If the Madoc alone wasn’t enough the stunning property comes under the legendary Part Exchange deal. The Part Exchange process is simple, chose a new DWH home and the sales team will arrange for independent professional valuations of the current property, then make an offer based on those. It is an ideal solution to aid the move from a house to a home. It means no hassle, no chain, no estate agents fees and no last minute price haggling. Jacqui Passman, Sales Advisor at Heritage View said; “Heritage View is an exquisite development perfect for families looking for a luxurious home in a secure environment.” “We are confident that these amazing homes will be snapped up in no time, so interested buyers need to pay us a visit before it’s too late.” For more information on Heritage View call the Sales Team on 0844 5566155 open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm or visit:




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Here & Now Magazine  

Aire Valley Issue 23

Here & Now Magazine  

Aire Valley Issue 23