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Shipley Building Plastics Ltd are now well into their seventh year supplying local tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts, and they are proud to announce that to enhance the fantastic service they provide, they now have a superb new showroom and service area. Through their friendly and knowledgeable approach, Shipley Building Plastics have built a solid reputation for providing the very best in customer service and the keenest prices in the area. Their staff can assist any customer with any requirement, and they pride themselves on specialising in the sale of bespoke Rehau upvc windows, doors, conservatories, fascias and soffits. Their spokesman explained: “Our main priority at Shipley Building Plastics Ltd is giving our customers the keenest prices and best service possible; from the time they place an order to taking delivery, we keep customers informed every step of the way. We believe that information is of paramount importance in giving the customer that little bit extra - they know to within an hour as to when their order will be delivered. We are able to stick to this 99% of the time, the other 1% the customer is informed of what is happening at all times, especially as tradesmen don’t want to be hanging around waiting for materials.” Recently added products and services include Decorative Cladding which can be installed in about half the time required for tiling, and does not need grouting, and the Fibre Glass Flat Roof System. This superb product can be supplied in kit form with everything needed to deal with virtually every type of flat roof, and the product is guaranteed!

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Break the Cycle of YoYo Dieting with Lighterlife by Christine Smith of Shipley Most people know obesity is on the increase, and so are all the medical conditions associated with it. What you may not realise is that being just three stone overweight classifies you as being clinically obese and this can affect self confidence, fitness levels and more seriously, according to figures released by the NHS puts you at an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Obesity is estimated to shorten your life by an average of nine years. But you no longer have to be another statistic thanks to Lighterlife. Lighterlife is a unique weight loss and weight management programme that has been designed specifically for men and women who have a BMI of 29 and over, and the programme has successfully helped thousands of people to make lasting changes and enjoy happier, healthier lives. The medically monitored programme was developed over a decade ago by three professional women with personal experience of obesity who wanted to offer a lasting solution to the familiar phenomenon of yo-yo dieting. It is the only national weight-loss and weight management plan that looks beyond food to examine lifestyle and emotions in order to help clients break the weight loss/gain cycle. Christine Smith runs Lighterlife meetings in small groups of people. The nature of the weekly groups is extremely supportive and clients can also make additional visits to Christine if they feel they need a little more support. And the support doesn’t stop there. Once the target weight has been achieved, the qualified Lighterlife counsellor re-introduces clients to conventional food slowly, and educates you on healthy choices in order to maintain your

weight loss and new figure for life. “There is more to weight loss than eating less and exercising more. If it was that easy everyone would be slim and healthier. That is why Lighterlife uses a powerful combination of very low calorie nutritionally complete soups, shakes and bars, which enable fast and effective weight loss, along with counselling techniques which include cognitive behavioural therapy and transitional analysis to examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that have led clients to become overweight.” Christine Smith, Lighterlife Counsellor in Shipley. To find out more about Lighterlife or to book a free appointment, please call Christine on Tel: 01274 222610 or visit www.lighterlife.com

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How Clean is Your Oven? Autumn is the perfect time for homeowners to get their house in order and this usually includes the one job that is constantly overlooked... the over-worked oven! Even the most enthusiastic of cleaners find donning rubber gloves and tackling the oven one of the most loathed household chores, and if people are not thorough with their oven cleaning, fat and food can cause future problems which could result in an oven fire and it’s also a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and germs. This is where Ovenu comes to the rescue! Owner, Richard Greenwood, runs the local franchise of Ovenu, the UK’s most prestigious oven cleaning company, and his is a true family business as four of his team of six oven cleaning technicians are members of his family. Richard said: “People don’t realise that the more you use your oven the more debris and grease starts to build up and this can

affect its efficiency. Remnants of food could still be lurking in the oven, hiding behind the panels, behind the fan cover or even dribbling over the heating elements in those hard to reach places.” The whole Ovenu process takes around three hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition. So call Richard today to arrange for that most hated cleaning job to be taken care of so that you don’t have to! For further information Call Richard on Tel: 0800 140 9800 or log onto www.ovenu.co.uk

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Greenhill Action Group The Greenhill Action Group was originally formed in 1992 by a group of local residents opposed to a proposal to build a ‘Dales Village’ on the open green fields bounded by Sty Lane, Micklethwaite Lane, the canal, Oakwood estate, Fairfax and Falcon Road areas of Bingley. This was defeated. Bradford Council is now doing a review of the UDP (a legal requirement). The first revision was issued in mid-2001, with the Greenhill site again zoned for housing although it was scheduled for release in 2008 because the Government now requires previously developed land to be used first. The site is described as having ‘access constraints’ - to access the lower part of the site a swing bridge will be built over the canal, which will mean the canal will be closed for 6 months. This 40 acre site could accommodate up to 800 houses, and the impact on local roads, especially Micklethwaite Lane, Oakwood Drive, Falcon and Fairfax Roads and Beck Lane, and on services such as schools and health services, is all too painfully obvious. GAG is non-political and is solely

opposed to development on a green field site which is the only green lung for residents in the Bingley / Crossflatts area. If you would like to be involved, see our diary of meetings below. > 2nd December - Crossflatts & Micklethwaite Neighbourhood Forum meeting at St Aidan’s Church (2:00pm) > 7th October - Bingley Neighbourhood Forum meeting at Bingley Art Centre (7:30pm) > 22nd September - Eldwick and Gilstead Neighbourhood Forum meeting at St Wilfred’s Church (7:30pm) If you feel you can help us in any way whether it be delivering leaflets, raising funds, or with our traffic surveys please advise the secretary, Liz Brown, on liz@ nevisuk.net who will pass your details to the Group Coordinator. Also please email all your friends and contacts who may be interested in our campaign to visit our website and to join our mailing list.

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It has been a successful year after opening Popular Hair in Bingley for Katie Jones, and Lucy Cottle of Envy Beauty Studios, has now teamed up with Katie to open a beauty salon within. Lucy has now also successfully opened her second salon in the area and is going from strength to strength. Katie and Lucy met four years ago while working n a salon together, instantly becoming friends. And after Lucy opened her first salon in Crossflatts three years ago, Kate also then followed her dream and opened her own hairdressing business at Popular House in Bingley. The two salons complement each other perfectly, offering a wide range of all hair and beauty treatments and products. Lucy also employs Steph Barr, both working between the two beauty salons. Steph also qualified as a hairdresser last year and has also taken on the role of junior stylist working with Katie at Popular Hair part time. Lucy trained Steph in the salon, running her on job training alongside her college training, to make sure that Steph met her own high standards of service and customer care. Lucy explains, “Training for me means in-salon training as well as gaining a college qualification. It’s not something that can be done overnight, it’s a long journey on which you grow and

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It’s official: children know their carrots from their courgettes A survey of 1,500 children around the UK has shown that it’s not all bad news when it comes to kids and vegetables. On average, children aged 3-11 recognised over 80% of fruit and veg

Riverford also quizzed kids on their favourite and least liked fruit and veg. Carrots came out on top, followed by sweetcorn and broccoli. The most disliked veg was Brussels sprouts, then courgettes. Andrew, who delivers Riverford vegboxes to families throughout North & West Yorkshire, said “We’re really encouraged that not all children think milk comes from cartons or tomatoes in tins. With kids going back to school and getting into a healthy routine after the holidays, lots of

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parents will be trying to get them gobbling their greens again. “We’ve always thought that the more engaged you are with your food, the more likely you are to eat it, so we give out lots of free recipes each week to help people cook, and we encourage customers to visit our farm. These results seem to back up our theory: the children of Riverford customers ate a wider range of ‘weird’ veg than those of non-customers. “If you’re still struggling with those dreaded courgettes, see if you can win the kids over with our Chocolate Courgette Cake recipe; they’ll never believe there are vegetables hidden inside.”

The veg challenge has been taken by children at numerous shows this summer from Otley Show, The Great Yorkshire Show, Bingley Show, Halifax Show, Ripley Show and most recently at Keighley Show, the veg challenge proved very popular and got local kids thinking about where their food comes from. Riverford will be exhibiting at the West Yorkshire Organic Show on 18th September in Exhibition Hall, Saltaire as part of the Saltaire Festival the veg challenge will be their on the day for anyone wanting to test their veg knowledge. National Organic Fortnight runs from 3rd-17th September 2010. To find out more about getting engaged with your food visit www.riverford.org or www.soilassociation.org

Chocolate courgette cake By Jane Baxter, Riverford Field Kitchen Taken from the Riverford Farm Cook Book 120g softened unsalted butter 125ml sunflower oil 100g caster sugar 200g soft brown sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 130ml milk 350g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 4 tbsp cocoa powder 450g courgettes, peeled and finely grated 1 tsp vanilla extract Put the butter, sunflower oil and both sugars in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and then the milk. Sift the dry ingredients together and fold them into the mixture. Stir in the courgettes and vanilla, then spoon the mixture into a 20x35cm baking tin lined with baking parchment. Place in an oven preheated to 190°C and bake for 35-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cut into squares whilst still warm.

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