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Solar Power 6 Free Things To Do This Summer 8 More Than Loft Ladders 10 Hanging Wallpaper 12 Local Info 14 Hand Luggage Fashion 16 Dealing With Dry Skin 18 Puzzle Pages 20 Business Focus 22 Leo Club 24 Help Reluctant Readers 26 Electronic Cigarettes 28 Index 30 Published by Spotlight Local Media Ltd Company No. 6841257 Tel: 01623 706570 Suite 104, 1 Hanley Street Nottingham NG1 5BL Graphic Design and Layout: Spotlight Local Media Distributed by Leaflet Media Trusted Delivery Partner of the Spotlight Magazine

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Hi everyone and welcome to the August issue of Spotlight magazine. Are we all loving the sun, or is it just a bit too much? I overheard someone recently saying “ I like it hot, but I don’t like it this hot!” Never satisfied are we. Pretty soon we will be complaining about the cold again! If you are a member of a club, organisation or association, help to get the word out by emailing me the information and we can advertise your meetings for free. If you run your own business, give me a call about featuring your own business in the magazine. Advertising in local magazines works and is low cost. It could be working for you. Spotlight magazine is delivered to 6,000 homes and businesses in the Mansfield South area each month, with similar magazines going to Central Mansfield, North Mansfield and West Bridgford. To Advertise or contribute: T: 01623 706570 E: info@spotlightlocal.co.uk Web:www.spotlightlocal.co.uk

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olar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting. There is little or no maintenance required and they can be fitted to most properties – including east/ west facing roofs.

The benefits of solar electricity Cut your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be  reduced. A typical 16 panel 4KW system will generate approximately 3500KWh of electricity in a year. This equates to a £200 saving on your electricity bill (assumed 50% usage). Get paid for the electricity you generate: the government’s Feed-In Tariffs pay you up to £550/year TAX FREE! for the

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What Can I Do For Free This Summer?

When the summer holidays are long but funds are short what are the options? You could take a trip to your local museum. Many areas have Council run museums and art galleries with no entrance fee. Frequently in school holidays, themed activities are run to help engage visitors. In addition to these general history and local interest venues, there are also many specialist free museums in the UK. Some of the most famous are in London and include the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Childhood. You might be surprised what you find as there are museums for all manner of things, including cheese making at Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, and Shoes at Street, Somerset. Or you could venture outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. Beaches offer a unique environment often with rock pools to explore and the opportunity to make sandcastles or play beach games. Even if the weather is less than favourable, if you wrap up warm you can still have lots of fun. You could organise a family game of rounders in your local park, take a picnic, sit and sketch the wildlife, trees or passers by, or maybe venture to a larger park or nearby forest and explore new paths, wildlife trails and exciting play areas.

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You could take a bike ride along your local canal towpath, riverside or perhaps a disused railway track. There are now many special traffic free routes for cyclists. A trip to the local carnival or village fayre can also offer lots of fun. Many incorporate parades of colourful floats with occupants dressed up and have interesting displays from local clubs.

These events can offer the opportunity to get a real sense of your community and many have been running for hundreds of years. They may incorporate traditions such as Morris dancing, well dressing, or the newer trend of Scarecrow trails. You may find yourself contributing to charity, buying some local produce or even an ice cream if the sun is shining, but there is generally no entrance fee as they take place on the streets. There are also many free festivals. These are often music based, but also include riverside festivals and a Watercress festival in Arlesford. Find more free festivals and ideas for cheap days out at: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com By Susan Brookes-Morris

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More Than Loft Ladders

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We’d all like more room at home. But not everyone can afford to move or extend. So what if there was a way to get extra space for just a few hundred pounds, ready to use in less than a day? In truth, that space is already there. It’s just not being used to its full potential. For most, the loft is a dark and dingy place visited on rare occasions; a precarious scramble across dusty beams with torch in hand, grabbing what’s needed then clambering back past boxes filled with long-forgotten belongings. But that dark and dingy place is worth thousands. In fact, it takes up a third of the floorspace in an average home. So shouldn’t we be making the most of it? And that’s where More Than Loft Ladders (MTLL) comes in. Founded in Bolton six years ago, MTLL specialises in generating space by making our lofts easily accessible.

The latest MTLL franchise to open covers the Nottingham area and is run by skilled local, Liam Hobbs, who says the company’s no-frills approach is what most people are looking for. “We’re not selling £15,000 loft conversions,” says Liam. “This is a low-cost and simple alternative. For just £277 you can get a ladder that slides easily up and down, as well as a proper light and some boarding to make the space safe and secure. We can also fit a draft-proof loft hatch if required from only £55.” The price customers are quoted is the price they will pay, with no additional call out charges. Liam provides a free guarantee on all parts and labour too. For a free survey and quotation with no obligation, contact More Than Loft Ladders now! Call 0800 0359 880 or visit the website at www.morethanloftladders.co.uk

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These are free pages to publicise your local events and information. We would love to hear from you if you know of any event in or around the Berry Hill, Rainworth and Blidworth area; copy deadline is the 25th of each month. Please email info@spotlightlocal.co.uk

Dance? Me? Music? Michael Buble, Amy Winehouse, Lady GaGa? ..... like them and dance to them. Learn every Tuesday night at Rainworth Miner’s Welfare. This is a PARTNER DANCE which is easy. Our lessons show you a dance which is a simplified mix of all the styles you have heard of. It’s simple and can be danced to most types of music. Bring both your left feet. No need to take a partner, they are already there !!! Get Sociable and Get Fit. Rainworth Miner’s Welfare. Tuesdays 1930 to 2230. Notts Orienteering Club is a not-for-profit community sports club run by volunteers. We offer beginners orienteering sessions in the community for people to learn how to read maps and get a bit of gentle exercise at the same time. We have three evening sessions available in Worksop, West Bridgford and Mansfield on Tues and Wed evenings. For more information call Catherine on 07940575758 or e mail hubclob@noc-uk.org Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood MP Advice Surgeries Please phone the Constituency Office on 0115 968 1186 for an appointment or email mark.spencer.mp@parliament.uk 2nd SATURDAY EACH MONTH* (10am – 12pm) at Under One Roof, Vine Terrace, Hucknall NG15 7HN

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4th FRIDAY EACH MONTH* (5.30pm – 7pm) at The Dukeries Complex, Whinney Lane, Ollerton NG22 9TD *Except for August and some Bank Holidays LLoyd schools of Taekwon-do For all ages from 4-70, families welcome to train together and get fit All instructors are fully qualified, CRB checked, first aid trained and insured Build self confidence and make new friends Classes available 7 days a week throughout the local area web: www.lloydtaekwondo.com email: lloyd.tkd@btinternet.com tel: 01773 819824 First lesson free Music and Culture Night at the Black Bull Blidworth every Monday eve from 8pm Music is mainly folk but all types of musicians are welcome Performance poets and storytellers also wlecome And of course - an audience! Free entry - a raffle is usually held for a couple of items to be won Dance Fanatic School of Dance Based in RAINWORTH VILLAGE HALL. Small and friendly all ages and abilities welcomed. Ages range from 3 through to adults and styles include Ballet technique, Gym dance, Freestyle and Street. . One to one tuition also available. Annual show, exams and is a ADFP competitive school. I.D.T.A and A.D.F.P registered, fully insured and crb checked. More info contact kerri mason on: 07849549291/ dancefanatic@ hotmail.co.uk

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Hand Luggage Fashion

ith new budget holiday websites popping up every day, it’s becoming even easier to snap up a cheap last minute deal for a lovely sunny holiday. Once you’ve got your flights and hotel booked you’re ready to go – well, almost. The next thing to think about is your summer wardrobe. A simple way to save money before your holiday has even begun is to pack everything into a hand luggage sized bag so you don’t have to pay extra for hold luggage. Fitting a whole holiday’s worth of clothes in a small bag may seem a bit daunting but with some clever planning and mix and match outfits you don’t need to worry. The key to travelling light is to pack a base of classic items which go with anything and then add a small mix of garments and accessories to complement the simpler pieces. First of all you need the classic essentials. The first is a simple vest top: go for a colour that works well with the rest of your wardrobe whether that is blue, white, black or any other colour that you like. This can be paired with shorts or a skirt and can also be worn under a sheer blouse if the weather is a little cooler. The second item on the essentials list is a good pair of shorts. Denim shorts are an absolute classic and are in fashion year after year but if you’d rather opt for something else, there are

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plenty of other choices: lightweight fabrics such as linen and cotton are perfect for hot summer days and come in a variety of styles and colours so you can find the right pair of shorts for you.

Hopefully the sun will make an appearance on your holiday so it’s a good idea to pack a couple of sundresses. There’s a huge selection of sundresses available on the high street so the choice is yours! Embrace the summer trends by trying a bold floral or tribal print. A knee length, V-neck sundress is flattering to many body shapes and will be suitable for most summer occasions. If you’ve got any special events planned, why not pack a maxi dress? The extra length adds instant glamour and can easily be dressed up with a clutch bag and statement jewellery or dressed down with a simple sunhat and sunglasses.

sensible comfy shoes for all the walking. Once you’ve got these basics sorted, it’s time to add the extra items. For example, it’s a good idea to pack a cardigan or lightweight jacket for the cooler summer evenings and it will be a very welcome extra layer for the journey home back to the UK. Add in a couple of floaty blouses, pretty skirts and the all-important swimwear and you’re ready for your holiday. Remember to leave a bit of space for the sun cream and any souvenirs you buy on your travels! Rhiannon Chown r_chown@ yahoo.co.uk

Speaking of accessories, getting the right shoes for your holiday is very important. It’s worthwhile investing in a good pair of sandals as they’ll last you for years and will go with any outfit. If you’re planning on doing some sightseeing, remember to pack some

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hroughout the year we are all faced with different atmospheric conditions, and even conflicting domestic and work environments. In many people this can upset the natural moisture levels in our skin and result in dry skin. Holidays in drier climates may aggravate this condition and present quite a problem.

Seasonal changes in the skin are normal and more noticeable when the weather turns cold. For as yet unexplained reasons, there is a reduction in the natural moisturising factors of the skin. These changes are worse in women than in men and moreover the changes are greater as one ages. In women, hormonal changes occur as they age and the skin becomes relatively oestrogen progesterone deficient. This, in itself, is responsible for dryness in people who previously may never have suffered from dry skin. Change the way you clean your skin. Focus on gently cleaning without damaging the

uppermost horny layer of the skin. Soaps and abrasives easily destroy this layer that is so essential to maintain the waterproofing barrier of the skin. What to avoid if you have dry skin: Using soap on the damaged waterproofing layer Using water only on the skin Sporting activities in windy conditions, which dehydrate skin Excessive sun exposure, which aggravates dry skin Heated rooms without increasing the moisture levels. A bowl of water placed in front of a heater is the simplest, though not the most effective action Air conditioned environment, which aggravate dryness. Jenny Dunville

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281 Restaurant & Rooms

281 Restaurant and Rooms was established in March 2012 on Nottingham Road. The original property was built around 1910 of local Mansfield sandstone as houses for successful merchants of the town. The hotel is privately owned by Lisa Griffiths & Liz Savage who have taken this opportunity to realise a long cherished dream of opening their own hospitality business in the area they live.

Rated 3 star by Visit Britain, this elegant hotel offers 19 bedrooms each with en-suite bath or shower room, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Our refurbishment programme is well underway. The whole hotel has free wireless broadband. The fine dining menu incorporates the best of modern British with World influences and all of the food is freshly prepared on the premises. An extensive wine list complements the cuisine. For an informal meal, 281’s bar offers a comfortable alternative to the restaurant.

This casual dining area is a cosy spot that allows diners to enjoy the full range of food on offer in a less formal setting. Wine, dine, party and celebrate the night (or day!) away in style. The restaurant can provide a private space for functions including weddings, birthday parties, celebratory dinners or business lunches. Menus are designed specially with the chef to suit your preferences.

We are launching an autumn menu from 17th September, cooked by our award winning chef Roy Wood. Roy’s signature dishes are made from locally sourced ingredients and reflect his genuine passion for food, for example Seared scallops served with Spanish chorizo, marinated pears and a hint of lime, or another favourite, Pan-fried loin of lamb served pink with a truffle risotto, parmesan shavings and pan juices. Please come and enjoy the 281 experience. For more information call Liz or Lisa on 01623 622308. 281 BusCard - 2 sided_Layout 1 29/02/2012 19:07 Page 1

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield Leo Club

A UNIQUE CLUB IN KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD A group of pupils from Ashfield School in Kirby-in-Ashfield are determined to make a difference in their local community. On Monday 3 June this group founded a new school-based Leo club. This is the only schoolbased Leo club in the East Midlands. A Leo club is part of the family of clubs that make up Lions Clubs International which is the largest club based voluntary service organisation in the world with 1.3 million members worldwide in over 200 countries and has the motto “We Serve”. Leos are youngsters aged between 12 and 18 who want to serve their community. On Monday the enthusiastic students swore their joining oaths and were and were with their badges by the Lions regional representative, supported by the President of Mansfield Lions Club, in front of an audience of parents, teachers and other Lions.

After an introduction by the school headteacher Richard Vasey, the Lions Clubs International National Leo Clubs Coordinator, Frank Marnell from Chester, gave an inspiring and amusing talk about Leos. The Lions District Governor for the East Midlands, Michael Phillips, gave a short talk about Lions and the Chairman of Ashfield District Council, Councillor Linford Gibbons, wished the new Leos good fortune. A Lions spokesman said “LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity but it also stands for Lets Enjoy Ourselves and the Leos of Ashfield School have a unique opportunity to join together and help others in the community while retaining that fun element. They have already chosen a President for the year and have already carried out charity fund raising projects. They have plenty of ideas for fund-raising and future projects. So with the support of the school, a dedicated teacher who is a Lion herself, and the Mansfield Lions, the Leos are looking forward to a successful year of community service”. Contact: Nigel Canham 9 Burnham Court Mansfield NG18 4DW Tel: 01623 652769 e-mail: nigel_canham@hotmail.com

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Help Reluctant Readers

A study published a while back and reported in The Teaching Times claimed that 42% of children have lost interest in reading by the age of 11. If that’s true it’s incredibly sad. Blame is apportioned to politicians, teachers, the TV and internet, but blame doesn’t achieve anything. Instead, as parents what can we do to encourage our children to engage with literature? Try these great tips to engage reluctant readers.

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of e-cigarettes, but some experts claim that if all smokers in Britain made the switch, 5 million deaths could be prevented in people alive today. If you’re a smoker and are concerned about your health, then maybe you should consider using electronic cigarettes. But if you are a non-smoker, do not be tempted into trying them thinking that they are a safe way to smoke. The only sure way to avoid the effects of smoking is to avoid it completely!

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