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Issue 27 Aire Valley July / August 2011 Bingley Show Edition 2011


Production: Dave Riches Designer: David Dunne Advertising & Sales: Angela Riches Contributors: Amanda Kirby Editorial Services Bingley Chamber Bingley Show Carlisle Business Centre Jack Bottomley Keighley Cougars Nuffield Health at Cottingley Manor Pure Property Care Teddy Wright West Yorkshire Police

Distribution Areas: Baildon, Bingley, Eldwick, Gilstead, East Morton, Keighley, Silsden, Crosshills, Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s stores

Issue 27 July / August 2011

Editor: Angela Riches

Welcome to another Bingley Show edition of Here & Now Magazine! We are really pleased to have worked in partnership with the shows organisers again this year to promote this fantastic, local event and by also producing this years’ show programme that will be available on the gates on show day, 23rd July. Make sure you get your copy for only £1 for the full show itinerary; it’s going to be a brilliant day!

We are sure you will enjoy this latest edition as it’s packed with great reading and information about Bingley Show. We have information on how to get the kids active throughout the summer, where to go for the best hairdressing and beauty treatments, where to go for pain free dentistry, plus tackling the sensitive topic of coping with relationship breakdowns. If you are on a mission to improve your home, then you will find the very best local tradesmen and businesses to help you do that within these pages. By keeping your business local you are using people you can trust, who can take you to view any jobs they have done, can provide recommendations and testimonials and will give you great value for money. Plus you are helping to keep local businesses trading through these difficult times. Here & now Magazines...put local businesses directly into thousands of homes and businesses, it’s everywhere you want your business to be, and if you don’t get it delivered, you can always collect a copy locally or read them online at our website Until next time...


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Swimming Lessons The swimming lesson programme at Nuffield Health is structured around the ASA “The National Plan for Teaching Swimming”. The swimmers “journey through aquatics” starts with the foundation level - a programme for developing early years water confidence, up to the more advanced levels of swimming, Bronze Silver and Gold.

The lessons run Monday – Friday and on a Saturday morning for all ages and abilities. We specialise in small group lessons with our instructor teaching the lessons in the water. Also available are one to one lessons for adults and children.

Summer Holiday Fast Track lessons Bookings now being taken for Summer Holiday fast track lessons please contact the centre for more details.

New term Starts Monday September 12th and will run for 13 weeks. For further information regarding term swimming lessons and school holiday Fast Track swimming lessons please contact the centre on 01274 565741 or e-mail cottingley.memberservices@ for more information.

Juniors See attached Junior programme Summer Holiday activities run at the club daily ranging from football, Hockey, Arts and Crafts and tennis. For more details on summer holiday activities and family membership at the centre please contact us on 01274 565741 or call in and see us today.




5-7 years

8-10 years




Multi sports

Multi sports

Multi sports



Football (6 week course £21) 14th June -19th July*





Supervised Gym Session = reception



Supervised Gym Session = Meet in reception



Supervised Gym Sessin = Meet in reception







Tennis (6 week course £21) 17th June -22nd July*

Tennis (6 week course £21) 17th June -22nd July*



Multi Sports

Multi Sports







Football (6 week course £21) 14th June -19th July*

Meet in

Multi Sports

Supervised Gym Session = Meet in reception

Splish and splash

Splish and splash

Supervised Gym Session = Meet in reception

* New courses will start again in September 2011 CLASSES CAN BE BOOKED UP TO SIX DAYS IN ADVANCE AT RECPETION. Multi Sports - Activity based around the popular sports and activites juniors love to play eg: Hockey, Football, Bench ball, Rounders. Football - Players get to develop their football skills and techniques through a variety of drills and games. Supervised Gym Session - Juniors will participate in a combination of cardio vascular and body weight activities under the supervision of a qualified member of the fitness team.

Dance - A variety of dance techniques and routines Tennis - Tennis drills, techniques, games and tournaments. Splish and Splash - Pool based class with races, games and lots of fun.


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 which has been designed and built by Chamber members Respond Marketing. 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. “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:

Jamie Illingworth, Honorary President; 01274 566911 Howard Martin, Honorary Vice President; 01274 567084 Andrew Milnes, Honorary Treasurer, 0845 833 4666


Beehive Hairdressing and Lotus Beauty at Beehive in Silsden


ilsden is home to a beautiful new salon, Beehive. A partnership between two local professionals in the world of hair and beauty is creating waves with a welcoming and relaxing salon set in the heart of Silsden’s busy main street. Katherine trained in hairdressing at Craven College, following this with six years in a salon at Crosshills, where she did extra training in specialist areas such as Racoon Hair Extensions - one of the many unique services offered at Beehive. Katherine always wanted her own salon, and through a friend heard, about a florist shop in Silsden soon to be vacant. Following a visit she realised it would be the perfect location for her own salon, even better there was enough space to offer beauty treatments too, and keeping everything under one roof would mean a perfectly relaxing, seamless service for her clients. Again through word of mouth, Linzi an experienced beautician, heard about the opportunity and called Katherine to have a chat over a coffee and see if they liked each other! Luckily they did and the potential for the two businesses to work


together was obvious from that initial meeting. It took five weeks to transform the former florist into the beautiful salon Beehive is today and Katherine decided on the name Beehive because it is such an iconic hairstyle, and this salon is building a strong reputation of its own. Especially as Katherine is an expert in all the latest hair trends such as hair extensions and use of The ‘O’ Rollers, a brilliant, instant way to give any hairstyle the current trend in big, full and luscious styles favoured by many of today’s celebrities, particularly Cheryl Cole. Linzi studied sports and holistic treatments at Craven College as she initially wanted to be a physiotherapist. Linzi secured a job in a local salon as a sports therapist, but when the salon needed a beauty therapist, she decided to train at Bradford College on day release and loved it so much that she changed her career path completely. That was ten years ago, and following a position in a salon in Guiseley, running a salon within a gym and then working as a self employed beautician for a salon in Crosshills, Linzi knew it was

time to make the move to her own beauty venture, so Lotus Beauty at Beehive was created. Specialised treatments on offer at Lotus are monthly Cologenics and Anti Aging Clinics, Skin Rejuvenation and None Surgical Treatments, plus IPL Hair Removal Clinics. Linzi is specialising in the use of Dermalogica products which means that she can offer prescriptive facials, each tailor made for the particular skin type of each client. Prescriptive facials can produce amazing results with problem skins and are renowned for their anti-aging results. Yes, Beehive and Lotus at Beehive is a true find and once the word spreads, this salon will be running a waiting list. Beehive is a professional salon where you are made to feel comfortable and welcome, and you will find a hair and beauty treatment menu like no other in the area. Always wanted that celebrity polished look? Book yourself into Beehive and make sure you book your second appointment before you leave as it may be more difficult to get in the next time!

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Welcome to The Oaks Dental Practice, a brand new, purpose built dental practice, opening soon, in October or November 2011 in Eldwick, Bingley.


especially good for children as there is no needle to look at and no pain or discomfort to experience.

Having been a dental nurse for 19 years, Adele Royston decided to venture out and use her skill and knowledge in the dental field and, supported by her husband’s people, skills is looking forward to this amazing new project.

The team at The Oaks Dental Practice has been carefully chosen and you will always be made to feel most welcome; from the first time you visit, even if it’s just to look round... your feedback is more than welcome; as they want to provide only the best.

The Oaks will be offering dental treatment on an independent basis: this means the cost/charges will be in between NHS and Private dental charges. However the service will be second to none and they will even be introducing a pain free anaesthetic called, The Wand! This is a perfect solution to those with a needle phobia and

Adele and her team are more than happy to sit down with a coffee and discuss any questions you may have. Look out for information about the official opening, as there will be lots of fun activities for all the family, especially the children - as giving them a fun filled memory initially will make sure they are never frightened to visit The Oaks Dental Practice.

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Easing the Pain of Relationship Breakdown

ver the years, local family law specialist Juliette Kinsey of Kinsey & Co Solicitors in Baildon has witnessed the devastating effects the trauma of relationship breakdown can have on the health and wellbeing of her clients. She believes that the impact of the breakdown of a relationship can be far-reaching and should not be underestimated. As an accredited Resolution family law specialist, Juliette Kinsey believes that if separating couples try to take the five following steps, they can help reduce the impact of their separation on each other, their children and their family and friends. Whilst acknowledging that these steps will not alleviate every difficulty, Juliette does believe that much of the distress and anxiety that arises can be reduced.

1. Maintaining communication: It is vitally important that separating couples maintain a dialogue. Aggressive and unpleasant communication between couples only serves to close down the opportunity to resolve matters between themselves sensibly and sensitively.


Couples who maintain a constructive dialogue and resist the temptation to become personal and embittered, undoubtedly resolve their issues more quickly and sensitively than those who adopt a confrontational approach. Equally, the way a separating couple communicate with each other will have a long term impact on their ability to provide joint support for their children.

mortgage providers and banks are to action their wishes. 4. Seeking specialist family law advice: Seeking sound, sensible legal advice is a must. Choose your solicitor carefully. Ensure that your solicitor is a family law specialist and therefore able to advise you on all aspects of your relationship breakdown. Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) is an organisation made up of family lawyers who undertake to deal with family matters in a constructive and sensible way.


Taking specialist family law advice should not be interpreted as an aggressive move but instead a sensible step towards resolving matters practically and constructively.

2. Telling the children: 5. Taking time to heal: The way separating couples break the news to their children, that they are going to live apart, is very important in helping a child come to terms with the new family structure. Ideally, both parents should tell their children that the relationship has broken down and emphasise to the children that they are not to blame. Many children perceive that their parents have separated because they have been naughty or not worked hard at school and these misunderstandings can cause tremendous distress to children needlessly.


3. Dealing with Financial matters:


Maintaining financial stability during the breakdown of a relationship is vital. Such stability emotionally assists both parties in reaching agreement regarding finances and equally helps to ensure that both parties’ credit histories remain unaffected and bad debts do not accrue needlessly. If accounts and mortgages are in joint names, both parties will need to work together if

It is often said that bereavement, divorce and moving home can be the three most stressful events in a person’s life. A relationship breakdown can embody all three. For the majority of people, divorce and separation in itself is a grieving process for the breakdown of a relationship and can indeed involve the sale of a property or the purchase of a new one. Give yourself time to adapt to your new circumstances and allow yourself to grieve. Decisions taken when you are not ready can have a detrimental effect on your long term future. You need to be confident and sure of your own wishes before taking any major decisions.


If you are separating from your partner or spouse and wish to seek further advice on your position and how best to take matters forward please contact Juliette Kinsey of Kinsey & Co Solicitors in Baildon on 01274 589900 to make an appointment to see her.


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Call in and see us at one of the following events: Post GSCE results drop in Advice & Guidance Sessions Thursday 25 August, 10am-3pm Friday 26 August, 10am-3pm Telephone: 01274 327281

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IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT THE MAY SCHOOL OF DANCE IN CROSSHILLS! - MYSTERY! very two years there is a major show production involving most of the pupils from The May School of Dance and Theatre Arts, and this year is no exception. Once again Bingley Arts Centre will be the prestigious venue and the theme this year for the first half of the show is loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, the second half will showcase the students’ talents. There are even past students who have returned from university to take part in the show, testament to their love for the school and its principal, Mrs Christine Goode.

Adult Tap!

With over 150 people in the show, more than 300 costumes are to be made and the production will have state of the art effects and staging, giving it the ‘wow factor’. Dates for the show are 9th to 12th of November. Watch out for further details.

Themed Parties!


Pilates – classes will change from September! September Classes will change from Thursday to Friday: 7.30pm to 8.30pm – class full with a waiting list 8.30pm to 9.30pm – limited spaces available From September if you can’t make Thursday why not attend on Friday instead.

Drama After School Class’! Ideal for after school and due to popular demand this class has been increased as demand will continue to grow when those dark nights hit: Thursday 3.45pm to 4.30pm - Age six to nine years - £2.50 per class Thursday 4.30pm to 5.30pm - ten years plus - £3.00 per class! Really popular with limited spaces available. Sign up NOW and receive 1st Class FREE!

Beginners Ballet and Tap! Wednesdays 4.00pm to 4.45pm. Ballet and Tap from three years to Advanced Standard!

Friday 7.00pm to 7.45pm

Adult Jazz! Friday 6.15pm to 7.00pm Adult Tap and Jazz are ideal for ladies who have danced as children and want to return to it.

Children’s Themed Parties are a speciality of The May School of Dance. You can hire the whole building for the duration of the party, which is usually an hour and a half, and the decor being changed to suit the theme chosen. Christine and her team will be there throughout to co-ordinate the entertainment, games, dancing, all food and activities and make sure that each party is an event to remember for all the right reasons. For the children, they will have had some good old fashioned fun and party food, and for the adults they will go away with tired, happy children and know that they have had great value for money with minimum effort on their part. Party themes include Fairies, Beach Dudes, Disco Divas, Cowboys and Indians, Superheroes, Pirates, and very popular for older boys is Den Building! There is a fun and adventurous theme to suit everyone. To make sure that each party has a great atmosphere and runs perfectly, minimum numbers have been set at ten and maximum numbers at 20. Each child will have a great time dressing up and taking part in all of the party activities. They will also enjoy proper ‘party food’ of sandwiches, crisps, buns, cakes and fruit etc; plus take home a fully loaded party bag, and all for just £9 per child! What terrific value for money...and all the hard work is done for you. You just need to turn up with your children and take them home afterwards, everyone has a great day.

Call today for more information or to make those all important bookings. Don’t put it off as you may be disappointed!

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a unique dance concept for children and adults! Riding on the success of their babyballet classes in the region, Nancy Lucas, a professional dancer for ten years, and Rachael Gascoigne-Higgins, introduced Total Dance a year ago and its success has seen the number of classes in the local area grow to 30 each week with over 400 children and adults attending! Total Dance covers all genres of dance and includes examinations and the chance to perform in regular shows. Total Dance is a one hour class combining ballet, tap and street dance, and caters for those children who have outgrown or are too old to join a babyballet class. Total Dance offers great fun and fitness without the regime of exams, although exams can be taken as an option. Anyone can join a Total Dance class as

A new and exciting class for children – Zumbatomic! It’s a fast-forward fusion of the Zumba programme’s moves (salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more) and high-octane workouts designed to let kids aged four -12 max out on fun and fitness all at the same time. Safe and effective, kids can’t wait to get into the

no previous dance experience is required. Nancy and Rachael explain: “Total Dance is suitable for boys and girls aged five and upwards, we offer a range of fun and energetic classes for those who want to enjoy the benefits of dance without the strict setting. More formal classes are available for those who are serious about furthering their dance ability and adjudications and examinations are optional. Classes are taught by professional dancers who have been trained to the highest standard in each discipline. We have introduced these specialised classes so that no matter what type of dance your child wants to do, with us they will learn great new skills, gain confidence, make new friends and also get fitter!”

Zumbatomic groove. Watch their energy and fitness levels soar! PLUS adult classes including adult ballet tone, Pilates, legs bums and tums and ZUMBA! Currently there are 30 Zumba classes a week throughout Leeds and Bradford. Full timetable on Classes have been running for 18 months.

Total dance and ballet classes are held in: Saltaire Wibsey Horsforth Alwoodley Pool Bingley Swain House Eccleshill Horton Park Boston Spa Rawdon Guiseley Crossflatts Thackley Farsley

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....for children who love to dance to upbeat popular music, experiencing different choreography each week. Pupils are encouraged to develop their own style and personality through movement. A fun and energetic class.

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....a great way of improving rhythm, coordination and musicality in a fun, lively and noisy class! Adult tap classes are planned to start in the near future.

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....taught by a fully qualified cheerleading coach, classes include cheer dances and chants, pom pom performance, arm drills and simple stunts. A fun class to upbeat music.

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....for children who prefer a more technical class. The focus is on the correct execution of ballet steps and follows a traditional format but without the strict setting! Adjudications and examinations are optional.

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....a specially designed class for those children who would like to study ballet, tap and street dance. The three disciplines are taught within the hour, providing a high energy class.

total ballet tone adult class with no previous experience in ballet needed. Aerobics and ballet are combined to improve muscle tone, posture and strength providing a very effective fat burning workout.

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Nestling 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.

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.

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.

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.


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 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.

Flowers and plants will complement the vegetables in the horticulture marquee, 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 year’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.

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

BINGLEY FLY PAST FOR BINGLEY SHOW Just three months after the Royal Wedding fly past, Bingley Show has its very own aerial spectacle. At 14.35 the very same Lancaster bomber that delighted the crowds in the Mall, as it flew over Buckingham Palace, will give the show a real buzz as it flies low over the show ground. Don’t miss it, as it is one of only two Lancaster bombers that are now flying, and the other one is in Canada. PA474, as this great bird is known, was built in 1945 in Chester but before she was ready to go into battle the Second World War came to an end. The plane was then used for Photographic Reconnaissance; so don’t be surprised as you look up into the skies on the 23rd July at this magnificent machine if out of a rear turret there is a sudden flash. Snap! You’ve been photographed, another record for the ministry of defence! This Lancaster has always courted fame and has starred in two movies, Operation Crossbow and The Guns of Navarone. So after an illustrious 66 year career this flying battleship will at last visit the magnificent hamlet of Bingley. So make sure you are there to give this old timer a great Bingley Welcome.


SHOW 2011 AFTER AN ABSENCE OF TWO YEARS, SHOW JUMPING MAKES A WELCOME RETURN TO THE BINGLEY SHOW. In affiliation with BSAJ we will be having two sessions of show jumping in the main ring, starting from 8.30am with the Senior New Comers kindly sponsored by Mill Field Stud, followed by the Horse and Hound Fox Hunter Class sponsored by Ultimate Office Solutions Ltd. Once again the Shire horses will be showing in the main ring at lunchtime. Then starting at 3.30pm the OHS Accumulator kindly sponsored by OHS Ltd; this is a speed class and a spectator favourite. The commentator will keep the crowd informed and the riders have the option to finish on a joker fence to gain extra points. The final class this year will be the West Riding Motor Group 1.30pm Open which will hopefully attract some well known names in the world of show jumping. So come along, enjoy the spectacle and hopefully see some potential Olympic show jumpers!

SHIRES The largest animals at the show this year will be Shire Horses, standing at over six foot at the shoulder. Magnificent beasts, these fine horses are always popular wherever they go. There can be no finer sight than dray horses pulling the beer barrels from the brewery to the pubs. Unfortunately like steam engines and tall ships, these are things from the past and are therefore only occasionally seen today. The Shire horse is now almost exclusively a pet. Some pet! They weigh almost as much as a family car and cost about the same to keep, ÂŁ 80 a week and regularly need new shoes at ÂŁ60 a time. They live for 25 to 30 years and, for a large animal, are affectionate and docile, though stallions can be a bit of a handful. Shires did not compete at Bingley Show for a few years but in 2009 they were reintroduced, and proved a great success. These fine large animals and their young foals graced the main ring for a good hour, and will do so again in 2011 at about lunch time. Check the time in the list of main ring events.


BINGLEY SHOW 2011 THE HISTORICAL CAR SECTION. Always a popular attraction at the show and boys will be boys and boys like their toys! It is as boys that most car enthusiasts start. Alan McCormick, section leader, says he first got the bug at the age of ten when he would run to the gate to watch the cars go by. His first car, a 1931 Standard 9, was bought for £30. Now a vintage man himself, he can still be found tinkering in his garage on his 1952 MG saloon. Come and look at the old cars, and wonder at how the manufacturers had different ideas on what the customer wanted. This section will be situated in the bottom meadow and this year there will be a procession of historical cars in the afternoon driving into the main ring. Come down and speak to the owners. They like talking about their cars almost as much as showing them and they will be pleased to chat about the cars and the social side of the old car world.

TITAN “Back again! I told you so.” “Every year fans of the show complain they haven’t seen me. How come? I’m eight foot tall and chase around the top part of the Park close to the flower beds. That’s where you’ll catch me (or I’ll catch you). I never go down to the Bottom Meadow because I’m frightened of mice, and I prefer to scare people than upset all those dumb animals. So all you scardy cats can hide with the animals, but the brave ones can check me out at in the top Park. “I’m a TV star now. Guess some of you have seen me with Suzy Perry on the Gadget Show or in the Big Brother House. On your TV screen is one thing, but face to face is something else altogether.” “Remember you can run but you cannot hide. “


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Out Now: Hangover- Part 2 (15) This disappointing sequel to the 2009 hit comedy already had its work cut out to make its central idea a believable one, could this really happen again? Mind you that's not the biggest problem here, that would be the script which is extremely hit and miss and nowhere near as consistently funny as before. Yes there are laughs but many of them are predictable and the shock factor and consequently the consistent hilarity are halted. It starts brilliantly but as soon as the mad night is looked at, it grows thin and by the end wears out its welcome and its concept. Not awful just not good, shame.

X-Men: First Class (12A) A tremendous prequel in which the mutants and their abilities are actually the dressing on what is a character driven piece of cinema. The plot is well communicated and the ideas of war and injustice make for a perfect background to the X-Men comic book ideals. Fassbender excels as Erik (Magneto) and James McAvoy is brilliant as his opposite, Charles (Professor X). Watching how the beginnings came about and watching the fiery action, tender emotion and thrilling special effects only validates this as 2011's blockbuster to beat! Also look out for a truly hilarious cameo mid-film.

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG) Po (Jack Black) returns to save Kung Fu from the evil Lord Shen in a hugely successful and equally entertaining sequel to the 2008 original. The animation is gorgeously rendered with a loving embrace of Chinese literature and Manga styled Asian animation. This film throws more emotion into the plot as well as the comedy still present from last time. There are tonnes of characters to watch but none better than the villain of the piece, who Gary Oldman voices superbly. True the first 10-15 minutes are slow but following that the plot grows grand and the battles inspired, as well as some nice 3D. A sequel which really is an equal and perfect family fun, Kapow!

Bridesmaids (15)- 22nd June Already being called the comedy of 2011, this all female escapade promises, rude, crude and nonstop laughs, as a group of bridesmaids meet and organise pre-wedding celebrations.

Transformers: The Dark of the Moon 3D (12A) - 29 th June The transforming robots return in Michael Bay's action packed franchise, this time earth is thrown into peril once more as a weapon (kept secret since the moon landings) could fall into the wrong hands. Shia LaBeouf returns alongside John Malkovich and Frances McDormand

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 3D (12A) - 15 th July Concluding chapter to the literary and now movie phenomenon, as Harry Hermionie and Ron's adventures reach the end namely in the final conflict with the evil Lord Voldermoort. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and many more in this years most anticipated film.

Cars 2 3D (U)- 22 nd July Awaited animated sequel from Pixar, which takes things to an international racing stage but Lightening McQueen (Owen Wilson) and friends become drawn into an espionage caper alongside infamous spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine).

Larry Crowne (12A) Tom Hanks directs and stars in this comedy/drama opposite Julia Roberts as the likeable Larry who goes back to school to restart his life, in the process falling in love with a teacher.

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Baildon Timber believe that their success is due to the high level of customer service offered together with their huge stock of quality timber products and the swift, free delivery service. Paul is keen to stress that although the business is primarily structured to cater for joiners and building tradesmen, a large proportion of their sales are from the domestic user. Paul says: “the recent trend for exterior decking has meant that we have sold a lot of it in the last few years. Traditional items such as stress graded structural timbers, skirting boards, oorboards and mouldings are still very popular. We can also cut plywood and MDF sheets in our workshop.â€?

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CASH IN THE BASEMENT ‌...... ur resident property expert and qualified surveyor, Michael Foster of Pure Property Care launches a series of articles for homeowners looking at various aspects of property care, repair and renovation. In this edition’s article, Michael looks at the subject of cellar conversion.


With the cost of moving house ever increasing and the slump in the housing market set to continue, there has been a big increase in the number of homeowners looking to improve and adapt their properties to better suit the needs of their growing families rather than embark on a long and often fruitless mission to sell their property at what can be a disappointing final sale price.

Michael is happy to offer all Here & Now readers a free telephone consultation if they have any questions about this or any other property care, repair or renovation problem. Please call him on 01943 877009

There are 3 options available to homeowners looking to create extra living space. Loft conversion, external extension or cellar/basement conversion. Creating the required safe access to a loft conversion can greatly reduce valuable bedroom space, defeating the object of the exercise to increase living space and also negatively impacting on the future saleability of your property. Extensions can remove useful garden space and access, cause extensive disruption in your home during the construction phase and create excessive builders dirt that will permeate your property throughout the project. Homeowners also often find it difficult and costly to obtain planning permission for these projects. Cellars and basements offer a superb opportunity to add not just tailor-made living space to your property but also increase the value and future saleability of your home without compromising any or your current space. As staircases and external walls are already present, conversions can be relatively quick, cost effective and with minimum disruption to you and your family. Cellar and basement conversion is a specialist subject and there are a number of crucial factors that must be considered when planning a successful conversion. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.


I cannot stress enough the importance of consulting with a specialist if you are considering a cellar conversion both from a safety and a financial point of view. Their expert knowledge and advice will ensure the finished result is a safe, warm, well lit, well ventilated, fully waterproofed cellar conversion individually designed to meet the needs of your family and potentially adding thousands on to the value of your property and increasing its saleability in the future. Michael Foster CSRT MIWSc Dip Surv @ Pure Property Group


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.


opening the doors of the station again on Saturday 23rd July. The event will begin at 11am and finish at 3pm. There will be guided tours of the station and talks from Bradford Drugs Team and Public Order Training. This is in addition to numerous other attractions from the police and our partner agencies. Best of all it is all free, so please come on join us. Inspector Peter Tuff

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 to lock all doors and widows when out of the house or going to bed. During the day be aware which doors and windows are open. At this time of year be particularly mindful of doors/windows in conservatories and windows near any flat roofs you may have.  A few seconds taking these simple precautions can make your home much more secure and prevent you being a victim of crime. Following the success of the open day last year at Eccleshill Police station we will be


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oor quality uPVC door locks are putting homes at risk. Police are advising homeowners to get their uPVC door locks checked and replaced with bump and snap secure Euro Cylinder locks.

This follows an increase in break-ins where vulnerable locks have been forced. Burglars use a simple tool to smash the lock in a technique well known among criminals. One-in-four burglaries in West Yorkshire involve the vulnerable Euro Profile locks, which are widely used in uPVC doors, particularly older ones. Neil Goldup, Chief Executive of CASAC (Community Action and Support Against Crime), said: “It’s incredibly easy for criminals to gain entry once they realise what type of lock is in the door. “Here at CASAC we offer a free service across West Yorkshire to check a property and we are already fitting high security cylinder locks that will meet new security standards that will be enforced shortly. CASAC is an established West Yorkshire social enterprise that works with local people, the Police and other statutory agencies to improve community safety and is dedicated to reducing crime and the fear of crime. All CASAC Security Engineers carry Police identification. In one hotspot area, burglary has effectively been eradicated due to a targeted approach between CASAC and West Yorkshire Police. “CASAC not only make sure that your locks are secure and can check all aspects of home security. From Alarms and Garages, to Sheds and Fencing - CASAC will increase security and make you feel safe in your home.” Contact the CASAC team on 0845 519 2122 (local rate call) to book your free no obligation home security assessment or visit for further information and to book online.


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GREAT PAST GREAT FUTURE hriving local economy is at the heart of every successful community. That was the thinking behind the creation of Action for Business Limited (ABL) in 1992. A community-led organisation, its aim is a simple one – making Manningham a place to be proud of. ABL contributes to economic development; delivering and supporting initiatives that encourage social regeneration and community cohesion.


ABL is based in Carlisle Business Centre (CBC) which it owns and operates. Formerly a textile mill, this Grade 2 listed building is a local landmark; a shining example of everything that’s great about Manningham’s past, present and future. And that shine has just added a little more polish with the completion of an ambitious £500,000 project that has, quite literally, raised the roof . The money has been spent on a top to bottom refurbishment of their conference facility. The conference hall’s suspended ceiling has been removed to reveal the building’s apex roof with windows now flooding the room with natural light. When darker conditions are required for presentations, electronically operated roller blinds shut out the daylight. Improved AV equipment has been installed and -- for evening events -- there’s feature lighting. The new look main hall will seat up to 200 people, but the space can be split for smaller events. There’s also a new dedicated conference centre entrance welcoming visitors directly from the car park. “It was clear that we needed to invest


to meet the increasingly sophisticated requirements of conference organisers and to allow greater flexibility for community use,” says ABL’s Chief Executive, Jenny Pupius. “Our newly refurbished conference centre must be one of the best facilities in Bradford. It’s a first rate venue. As well as targeting businesses, we’re keen to promote our excellent facilities for a wide range of daytime, evening and weekend events.” But ABL is about much more than conferences – it’s a business centre too. CBC provides affordable workspace and excellent facilities for meetings and a whole host of other activities. The Centre is currently occupied by over 50 small businesses, community organisations, statutory bodies and charities. And it plays an important role in the community. Through a whole host of programmes, such as the Manningham Healthy Living Initiative, ABL provides accessible education, advice and personal development for local people. It nurtures skills, builds confidence and gives direction to enable them to help themselves – and their families. ABL Chief Executive, Jenny Pupius adds: “Carlisle Business Centre is increasingly becoming a first port of call for small businesses in Bradford seeking affordable workspace. That’s great news for ABL and the local community, which enjoys the spinoff benefits of having a successful organisation in its midst,”.


COUGARS ON THE UP!!!! n the field the Cougar train has slowed a little over the past three weeks, with very narrow losses to Whitehaven, Rochdale and London Scholars. In all of the past three fixtures the Cougars have led with ten minutes remaining only to concede a try in the dying stages and come away with a narrow loss.


Over the last week Cougars have signed two of Leeds Rhinos future stars on an initial month’s loan with a view to extending the loan period should both parties feel it’s appropriate. George Elliott is a wing/centre who has already made his first team debut for the Rhinos this season and he brings some genuine speed to the edges. Jake Normington is a strong running centre, who brings some power and aggression the Cougars. As the Cougars are strengthening on the field, off the field they are making huge strides in taking the club to the next level. Cougars have agreed to form a partnership with UAK (Universities Academy Keighley). The partnership will allow the Cougars to use the school’s state of the art facilities, which head coach Jason Demetriou says will allow each player to obtain their maximum level of performance and will generate at least 30% individual and team improvement. Away from the playing side the Cougars are very close to securing premises in the Airedale shopping centre. Such an acquisition, will allow the Cougars to set up offices and a club shop in the heart of Keighley. New commercial manager Rob Weir is delighted with the influence a potential move into the town centre could have on the Cougar brand and stated: “Having a base in the heart of the town gives us maximum exposure and will help us generate business and spectator interest on a daily basis.” This exciting news comes off the back of the Cougars landing sponsorship deals with several household names, such Armour Glass which has sponsored the hospitality suite - which is now named the Armour Glass Suite. Other household companies that have jumped on the Cougar Train are Ford, GMB, and Premier Inn. Rob Weir commented: “Since coming on board as Commercial Manager I have been blown away and excited by the commercial opportunities that are becoming available, and feel that the Cougar brand has huge potential to grow, as well as offering excellent business opportunities to its sponsors.”A fact that has been supported with the acquisition of such major brand names.

Match Day experience. The next two home games will see a Dance extravaganza come to Cougar Park, with around 400 performers from dance schools all over the surrounding areas set to perform pre match and half time entertainment. Head of Dance at Cougar Park, Jo Riddell, said: “The enthusiasm and eagerness from dance schools in the area to come and perform on match day has been a real positive and I am looking forward to what will be an excellent show.” Also on July 10th the Cougars will host a pre match game between the Asian all stars rugby league team versus the Political Animals rugby league team, which is sure to excite the fans. Add to this the free Kids Club, face painter, ice cream van and the Dance Extravaganza, Cougar Park is becoming a day out for the whole family to enjoy. Cougars are also offering two summer camps on the 2nd,3rd, and 4th of August, and 16th, 17th, and 18th of August. If Cougars can get 60 kids to sign up for each camp, it will only cost £20, which is excellent value for a three day camp. The action packed camps wil go on from 10am to 3pm. There will be full days of Rugby league and other sports based coaching, games and activities for eight to 16 year olds to enjoy. The camp will have visits from Jason Demetriou, the current Cougars coach and former super league star, as well as visits from some of Super League’s biggest stars. For more info on the camp, call 01535 606044. Keighley Cougars are on the up, in more ways than one and are making massive strides in reaching out to the wider community. So jump on board the Cougar Train and get down to Cougar Park for a great day out for the whole family.

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