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Message from Inspector Peter Tuff Eccleshill Neighbourhood Policing Team My NPT at Eccleshill want to work as closely as possible with local residents, listen to their concerns and deal with the issues raised. One way of achieving this is to invite local community members to my Neighbourhood Policing Team on joint Police/community patrols to show them the work officers do and get their perspective on safety issues in their local area. If you are interested in joining officers on patrol and seeing first hand some of the local problems that staff face then please contact myself on Bradford 376168. I will speak to you personally and arrange for you to patrol with staff. Should you not be able to go out on patrol but would like a local officer to visit you at home and get an update as to the work we are doing and at the same time they can listen to your problems then please ring the same number. There continues to be a percentage of burglaries which could have been prevented by some very simple preventative measures. This includes not leaving doors and windows open when out of the house. It only takes a few seconds for someone to reach through an open window or walk into your house via an unlocked door, yet the devastating effect having your home entered and property stolen can last for some considerable time. Therefore please remember
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My Lighter Life Story My weight journey all started in my late teens, hovering around a healthy 10 stone through my teenage years, I walked everywhere, lived my spare time outdoors and ate normal family meals. But like most young adults I came of drinking and driving age, my spare time was spent socialising in pubs and clubs, and instead of walking everywhere I bought a car and became very lazy. After a few years of watching the scales tip, my confidence fell and I joined a slimming club. I was single at the time and found it easy, I lost 2 stone very quickly....but like most slimming clubs it crept back on, and quickly. When I met my husband I had gone from a size 12 to a 16, and I was bigger than before! He was a non smoker, so I took the opportunity to quit. With that I gained even more weight and as I was happy, I ignored the scales. We dined out and holidayed and had a happy few years, but
inside I was miserable. My wedding day was fantastic, but sadly I was at my heaviest. My wedding dress was a size 18 and on the wedding day I far too big for it and I felt uncomfortable, even had to be squeezed into it. I couldn’t eat my meal or sit properly I was so uncomfortable. I still feel a pang of shame and sadness when I see my wedding pictures. Deciding to start a family I joined a slimming club again, vowing to lose weight for the sake of my children, and I was desperate to have a healthy pregnancy. I again lost 2 stone, though when I got pregnant I was still quite big at 14 stone. I managed to hover around the same weight throughout my pregnancy, but having maternity leave was like opening the fridge to me! Long days alone with a new born baby are hard on someone with food issues; I would eat to fill time. Eat to feel happy, eat to feel good. As my daughter grew, she was
soon old enough to be weaned onto food and I made sure this was healthy. We had active days and went out walking a lot, swimming and spending time outdoors, but I still couldn’t get the weight off. As she became mobile and independent I started to struggle to keep up. I had to do something NOW before I lost these important days in my daughter’s life. At Christmas 2009, I went out for our works Christmas meal. My boss had recently lost quite a bit of weight and I was impressed with how good he looked, he began to tell me about Lighter Life and what it entailed. I was really interested in how the food packs worked, and the counselling sessions. I knew I needed more help than just losing weight, I needed my mind re wiring! For me the problem went deeper, I needed to go back to basics, teach myself to enjoy healthy food, appreciate feeling satisfied and not feel like I had to burst buttons to be satisfied. I basically needed what Lighter Life had to offer. Online I read up on Lighter Life, discovered a session in Shipley with Christine Smith. I emailed her and she called me very quickly, inviting me to a session the following week. It was inspiring, and very informative. My doctor approved of the Lighter Life programme (Programme NOT diet!), and I was ready to start. The first few days were hard to get through, withdrawing from food is tough. Like saying good bye to an old friend! But the massive weight loss makes it so worthwhile. In other slimming classes the first weeks loss is the biggest and it slows right down after week 2, but on Lighter Life it drops off every week and doesn’t slow, it’s amazing. The counselling sessions were tremendous, getting right to the root of my issues with weight and food. It really is the best thing I ever discovered, I feel healthy, I look healthy and I’m confident. It took me 14 weeks to lose my target of 4 stone. I’m 4 weeks into maintaining and I’m still the exact same weight. I see Christine my counsellor every week and I also help out in our Wednesday evening class to keep me involved. I’ve even plucked up courage to start road running, and I’m up to about 6 miles a week! A few years ago I couldn’t run a hundred yards! As well as losing weight, Lighter Life has given me the tools to keep my weight off.
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Bingley Chamber Bingley Chamber of Trade & Commerce aims to represent the views of all local businesses, improve local amenities and help the Bingley area to remain a vibrant place to both work and live. As well as organising and funding local events such as the hugely popular Santa’s Grotto at the town’s annual Christmas market, the Chamber also acts as the ‘voice’ of local businesses in lobbying the council for improvements to the town centre. In addition the Chamber has recently launched the web site www.bingleylocal.co.uk which has been designed and built by Chamber members Respond Marketing.
“If you have a business in the Bingley area please check that we have your correct details shown and tell us of any changes that are required.” Jamie added: “The Chamber is run entirely on a voluntary basis and is always on the lookout for new members. Membership starts at only £25 a year. Meetings are held locally every five to six weeks and all local businesses are welcome to join - , contact details are below for more information and meeting dates. The more members we have the more our views will be heard.” If you would like to join the Chamber or find out more details please contact one of the following:
The aim is for this site to become the starting point for anyone requiring any information about the local area. A comprehensive directory of local businesses along with full contact details, information about local events and vouchers for exclusive offers from local shops and businesses can all be found on the site as well as news and items of interest. Jamie Illingworth, President of the Chamber, stated: “We hope that you will take time to visit the site and please let us know of any improvements you would like to see on the site in the future. The Chamber exists to help all Bingley based businesses and we aim to make the new site the one stop shop for all information about the local area.
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HISTORY OF THE
estling in the Aire Valley, surrounded and sheltered by the hills of the Yorkshire Pennines, Bingley was once a small market town surrounded by fertile agricultural land. This is how it was in 1862 when the local farmers got together and held a ploughing competition - and from these humble beginnings developed one of the finest and largest one day agricultural shows in the North of England.
As Bingley has changed from market town to mill town and, more recently to a satellite town to Leeds and Bradford, so the show has changed. In its early days it was held for the benefit of the farming community and is believed to have been held mid week to dissuade non farmers from attending. Then, as the appeal of the show grew domestic pets and flowers joined traditional farm animals and vegetable produce, and the
show became attractive to the whole community. It was still held mid week but as the show fell on the traditional summer Bingley holiday it attracted good crowds. Nowadays holidays tend to be taken any time in the summer months so the show was moved to a Sunday about ten years ago, making the show more convenient for the whole family. Last year, an old statute was unearthed by a private individual dating back to the middle of the 19th century, about the time of the first Bingley show, that forbids the closing of a Park on a Sunday, this put a big threat upon the holding of last year’s show. Fortunately we were allowed to go ahead as we were too far advanced in the planning to change the day from a Sunday. Discussions took place last year and it was decided that moving to the weekend from a
Ticket prices have been held for another year and are £8 for an adult, £5 for children and seniors with a family ticket at £22. Again this year there are discounts of £2 if you purchase your ticket before the day and £4 off the family ticket. Tickets outlets before the day have vastly increased and are shown on the web site www. bingleyshow.co.uk
Wednesday had been a success, with increased numbers through the gates, so we must now hold the event on Saturday. Next decision which Saturday? Eventually the 23rd of July was chosen as this was the nearest date to the previous years schedules and did not clash with other major events in the area. Whenever there is change there is a little apprehension, but more shows are held on a Saturday than any other day, and previous changes have not affected the popularity of this grand event. In the not too distant past, the show lost 2 years through Foot and Mouth and another over disputed access when the show was to be held on Wagon Lane. After each set back the show has bounced back and flourished once more. Nowadays, the show is geared for the whole family, for young and old alike, but has remained true to its agricultural and horticultural heritage. The cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and vegetables will all be there in abundance. In addition, there will be the pets - cats, dogs, pigeons, rabbits, cavies, and mice.
and in the handicraft marquee, new digital photography will be alongside the old traditions of jam making and baking. Whatever your age, whatever your fancy there is something for you at this yearâ€™s show. For the kids there are the fun fair attractions - the big slides the roundabouts - and the Blackpool donkeys will be back for kids to ride bringing the seaside feeling to Bingley. Then there is the return of Titan the Robot again, this is now a firm favourite of adults and kids and will delight and no doubt frighten, but a spectacle not to be missed. With clowns for the little ones and a stunt motorbike team there is something for all ages. For music lovers The Bradford City Brass Band will be playing in Bottom Meadow, and for the youngsters Pulse Radio will be blasting out their usual pop music, in the top part of the park away from the animals. With over 100 stands, loads of food outlets, and ice cream aplenty and of course more than one watering hole there is everything one needs for a great day out.
Flowers and plants will complement the vegetables in the horticulture marquee,
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Awards for the second year in a row, Day public. started in The the award was voted alentine’s for by the time ofby theThe Roman Empire, in Lucy Siegle presented Observer’s tribute to the Goddess Juno. at a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert The following day was the Museum in London on Thursday 9th June. Feast of Lupercalia, where Other awards sacriﬁces andhosts rituals of tookthe place in honourwere actor Colin Firth and sacriﬁces model Lily of a heathen god. While seemCole. rather terrifying, feasts always sound goodThis to us, a humblefiroot is and Riverford’s fth vegetable Observer award: the may company well be yourwon secret to success Best Ethicalthis Business 2009 th February and 14 its .restaurant, the Field Kitchen, won Forget out of season2009 and 2010 in the Bestimported, Ethical Restaurant asparagus, beetroot is the ultimate Observer Food Monthly Awards. Valentine’s Day vegetable. Since Roman times, beetroot juice has been considered with Beetroot Cake. The organic delivery companyTobeat an aphrodisiac and home its vibrant bright pink really get into the spirit, make your offis competition fromJane’s Offset Warehouse, an using a Valentine’s wooden colour stunningly romantic. soup or cake online shop clothing and interiors Beetroot Soup is a for greatethical Valentine’s spoon. In Wales, wooden love spoons Day and dish, Wiggly light and Wigglers, full of ﬂavour,selling with a natural weregardengiven as gifts on February 14th, striking of sour cream and chives. carved with hearts, keys and keyholes. ingswirl supplies. Beetroot is also incredibly versatile, so Giving a carved spoon to your loved one for Guy something sweet, impress your date said symbolised Watson, Riverford founder, “We the unlocking of your heart. Fancy a glimpse into your future? are amazed and thrilled to have won this According to an old wives’ tale, try award for the second year in a row. The twisting the stem of an apple whilst Observer Ethical Awards celebrate reciting businesses the names of people you might and people that are trying to do something marry. You will marry the person genuinely useful. At Riverford we aim for whose name you’re calling good food, good farming and good business when the stem falls off. Then, cut the so to be recognised for this is fantastic. Thank apple in half and you to our customers for all your support over count the pips. the years.” This is, so they say, the number of Other winners included Compassion in World children you’ll have. Farming, James Lovelock and The People’s Whoever you’re planning to Supermarket. The Observer Ethical Awards surprise this year, Jane’s recipes are are now in their sixth year. sure to make an impact. Look out for the Riverford Cookbook hitting the shops this spring.
Serves 4 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 potato, diced 1 inch piece ginger, grated or ﬁnely chopped 2 oranges, zest of one, juice of both 3 medium beetroots, steamed until tender and diced 2 pints water salt and pepper sour cream & chopped chives, to serve
beetroot soup by Jane Baxter Instructions: Fry the onion in the oil until soft (do not brown). Add the potato and ginger and fry for 3 mins. Add all the remaining ingredients except the seasoning. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins. Blend until smooth. Season to taste and serve decorated with a swirl of sour cream and chopped chives.
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crushed carrots with pine nuts and goats cheese by Jane Baxter
Serves 4 1 bunch carrots (approx. 750g) 4 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground 2 tsp pine nuts, lightly toasted 75g goats cheese, crumbled 1 tbsp mint, chopped good extra virgin olive oil
Instructions: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Scrub the carrots, cut in half lengthways and roast in oil until they are slightly brown and caramelised. Mash the roasted carrots with a fork, masher or your hands. Mix with the ground cumin. Spread the carrot on a plate and sprinkle with pine nuts, goats cheese and mint. Drizzle with good extra virgin olive oil. Serve with toasted pitta bread.
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what you might ﬁnd in your vegbox this month potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, beetroot, celeriac, leeks, cauliﬂower, jerusalem artichokes, cabbage, kale
beetroot (or carrot) cake by Jane Baxter Instructions: Preheat the oven to 165°C. Grease and line a 25cm loose-based cake tin. Mix together the ﬂour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the sultanas and grated beetroot. Beat
the oil and eggs together, then add to the bowl. Combine with either a wooden spoon or electric mixer. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1-1¼ hours. Insert a metal skewer into the cake; if it comes out clean, then the cake is cooked. Cool on a wire rack. As an alternative, substitute beetroot for carrots to make a carrot cake – it works just as well.
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Guy Watson began farming at Riverford in Devon over 20 years ago. He was an organic vegbox pioneer, giving customers the freshest possible seasonal fruit and veg at a fair price to customers and growers. Many of our customers are as passionate about the business as he is; no-one wanted the business to be largescale. Guy teamed up with ‘sister’ farms who shared his passion and wanted to re-build the connection between grower and consumer. River Nene was the ﬁrst sister farm in 2005. From Sacrewell Lodge Farm near Peterborough, we deliver to homes throughout the east of England. River Swale followed in 2007, from Home Farm in North Yorkshire. River Swale supplies veg boxes across Yorkshire and the North East. Riverford at Norton has since opened, delivering organic veg to homes around the Hampshire area. Working as a family of farms means we can maintain our commitment to low food miles, local employment and the support of local farmers and keep a close link between grower and consumer.
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