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Asbestos: the time bomb Asbestos, a once valued friend, is now a feared foe and the time bomb is ticking for those exposed to asbestos even as long as 50 years ago. Whilst intact, asbestos cement locks in harmful fibres but it is when it is disturbed that the danger arises. Microscopic fibres become airborne and can be breathed into the lungs where they become lodged. There, the fibres may lie unnoticed for many years before any disease develops. It can take between 20 and 50 years or more for this silent, hidden time bomb to explode. The diseases it can cause include mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural thickening – and the

number of people diagnosed with asbestos illnesses is expected to peak over the next decade. For many years, asbestos use was not regulated and, even when the dangers became known, employers were not all quick to provide employees with adequate protection and warnings of the risks it posed. Even innocent family members have been affected by asbestos dust being shaken from their relatives’ clothing on their return home from work. At Dedicated Asbestos Solicitors, we have represented asbestos sufferers and their families and recovered compensation for the failure of former employers to properly guard against the risks of asbestos exposure. Successful claims have been brought even though the exposure to asbestos was many years ago and the former employer is no longer in existence. We do this by locating the insurers of the former employer and seeking payment from them. If a relative has died due to asbestos exposure, a claim for compensation may be brought on behalf of their estate for their illness and losses incurred before death.

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Spotlight on Mansfield South Contents Elf & Safety 6 Board Games 8 Keep Warm 10 Community Information 14 Stop Smoking 16 Santa Baby 18 Don’t Drink and Drive 22 Thoresby Market 24 Puzzles 26 Little Black Dress 28 Chocolate 30 Quick Fix For Your Hair 34 The Morning After 36 Index 38 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

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A warm welcome everyone to the Christmas edition of Spotlight. It strikes me that there are many different ways as to how people approach the festive season. The ultra organised will have had all their presents and cards bought, wrapped and written by the end of the last January sales! The lastminute.com’ers will soon be engaged in a frenetic shopping spree, buying totally unsuitable, over priced gifts; which will inevitably end up at either a boot sale or re-gifted before Easter. Whichever one you are, here’s hoping you have a great christmas! 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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Elf and Safety at Christmas!

e’ve all met them - those odd souls who bound up to us on the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, informing us that there are just 358 days until next Christmas. They seem thrilled at the prospect of another season of peace and good will to all men, whilst we’re still recovering from the last one, grateful to have emerged unscathed.

Nothing less than total vigilance is called for. Do not open beer bottles with your teeth, or leave fairy lights on unattended, nor should you use a knife as a substitute for a screwdriver, pair of scissors or tooth pick. Every year, dozens of people are admitted to Accident and Emergency departments over the Christmas period having done one, (or in some cases more than one) of these.

There are health warnings about any number of things, but Christmas rarely features. Yet there are all kinds of dangers lurking behind innocent looking fairy lights and seemingly innocuous novelties. A whopping 31 people have died since 1996 from watering their Christmas tree while the lights were still on, others have suffered broken arms from pulling Christmas crackers (really?!), and each year a couple of people die after testing 9 volt batteries on their tongue!

And finally... the Food Standards Agency tells us that some ten million turkeys are sold every year at Christmas. They also tell us that 20 percent of all cases of food poisoning are poultry-related, so you can see there is a capacity for disaster lurking inside almost every oven in the land.

These facts and figures are not for the faint hearted, nor is paying a visit to Father Christmas apparently. Experts say that small children often find a trip to Santa ‘terrifying’ and that responsible adults should take appropriate action to lessen the trauma. I must admit, I do possess a photo of my daughter looking highly distraught, whilst a white haired, bearded stranger desperately tries to wrestle her back on to his knee. We all know the dangers of drinking and driving, but did you know that accidents have occurred involving out of control toy racing cars? The police warn us to stay at home when the weather is bad, but not if there is a novice Scalextric driver on the loose! Incidents with unfamiliar toys rate in the top three causes of accidents at Christmas.

How many of us check our oven temperatures using a thermometer? And how many more of us are still eating left-overs a week later. Make an oven thermometer top priority this year, and freeze left-overs or dispose of them after three days. Wherever you are, and whatever you’re up to this season, take care and have a very happy (and safe) Christmas, then exhale because it’s a full 358 days before you have to do it all again.

By Debbie Singh-Bhatti

When my sister and I dropped the odd Lego brick, we knew dad had found it when we heard a loud howl and saw him hopping around on one foot. Treading on broken toy parts, or being stabbed by pins left in shirts, may result in a trip to casualty.

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Board Games “They’re anything but boring” Despite the increasing popularity of computer and electronic games, good old fashioned board games still have their place. There are websites dedicated to fans of the genre, and when I posted a request on Facebook for recommendations, I was inundated with suggestions. Yes, a passion for this type of gaming is still very much alive! As a child I spent rainy Saturday afternoons sprawled across the living room carpet engrossed in a game of Monopoly. British weather being what it is, mum would entertain us three children for several hours with this rather long winded game that has aptly been renamed ‘Monotony’ by some! The most memorable games always involved dad. He was kind, fair and compassionate by nature, but once involved in a game of Monopoly, a much darker side would emerge. If he met with bad luck at the start, he would tug at our heart strings, persuade us to part with valuable properties for next to nothing, talk us into letting him off rent, and then end up winning by placing about fourteen hotels on Park Lane! Merciless, totally merciless. Scrabble is another favourite. Mum and I have enjoyed many an hour challenging one another’s wits and word power. It’s a great way to improve vocabulary and

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spelling skills, but neither is actually required to win. Dad was notorious for his somewhat unorthodox spellings and when it was his turn, he would pour over the board for what seemed like hours, giving mum time to make a drink, eat a round of toast and watch the latest episode of Coronation Street, before placing his three letter word that included an x and z over a triple letter word-score and earning himself in excess of 100 points. Strategy was always the key, and he was not lacking in that department! I remember the time the family played Pictionary on a caravan holiday. We laughed and teased and giggled at one another’s attempts at drawing, but none were as funny as dad’s rendition of a horse. It took us the best part of an hour to identify it and the cup and saucer that followed weren’t much better! Fun, friendship and family time together are all reasons why board games continue to be as popular now as ever. Nothing can replace that feeling of camaraderie that comes with physical proximity as you nudge elbows and knock knees, or even the board itself, while engrossed in the very serious business of trying to beat down your opponents. All the better if those opponents are blood-relatives! More recent additions to our games cupboard include Blokus, Rummikub and Uno, but there is a whole host of games out there just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed! Go get yourself one! By Debbie Singh-Bhatti

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Keeping Warm this Winter There has certainly been a change in temperatures and those frosty winters mornings are upon us. This combined with ever increasing heating costs focuses our minds on being both energy efficient and insulating our homes. Here`s how choosing the right window coverings can help: Firstly make sure your curtains are lined - even a standard lining will give extra insulation and protect your curtains from fading. Another option is to request thermal linings which adds very little extra cost to your curtains but makes a real difference to warmth in the room. However interlined curtains are the most effective lining to keep the cold out– this is basically a layer of fleecy fabric which is sewn in between the curtain fabric and the cotton lining. This makes a huge difference to the warmth in a chilly room and is especially useful for older properties where double glazing may not be an option due to planning restrictions.

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Whats happening in your area? 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 4th FRIDAY EACH MONTH* (5.30pm – 7pm) at The Dukeries Complex, Whinney

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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 Zumba Blidworth Miners Welfare, Mansfield Road, Blidworth, Notts Tuesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm £3 per session All abilities welcome also St Andrews Mission Hall, The Crescent, Blidworth, Notts, NG21 0SE Sunday 6.30pm -7.30pm £3 per session All abilities welcome

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Health & Beauty Santa Baby..... It’s time to dazzle in December! This time of year is a fabulous opportunity to experience the ultimate in pamper treatments, all in a relaxing environment, away from the Kids, Dogs and maybe even your partner!

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Looking at a treatment menu is probably similar to looking at a menu in your favourite restaurant – you could probably have everything off it, you’re just not sure what you fancy this week.

Also this month in beauty salons is the ideal time to consider Christmas gifts for friends and family. Top- of- the- range skincare companies plan all year round to produce exclusive Christmas collections, compiling combinations of their ‘hero’ products that are brought to you in exciting Christmas glamour packaging.

This is where the best salons excel at Christmas time. Most quality establishments will put together an exciting mix of treatments that offers you the opportunity to try a range of experiences to ensure you sparkle from head to toe at all of your Christmas parties and celebrations.

If you have that ‘difficult to buy for’ family member on your list, l personally don’t know anyone who would not be thrilled to receive a gift voucher to spend on treatment of their choice over the coming 6 months, after all, it is always nice to have something to look forward to in the new year.

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ansfield District Council is reminding people out partying in Mansfield this Christmas to make sure they plan ahead and get home safely by using a licensed Private Hire vehicle or taxi. A Private Hire vehicle is one which must be pre-booked through an operator. You are not insured to travel in one which has not been pre-booked. Private Hire vehicles CAN NOT be flagged down in the street. A Hackney Carriage (taxi) is either all black or black and white and will have the word Taxi illuminated on the top and CAN be flagged down in the street or from the following ranks: Rosemary Street Bus Station (24 hour) Queen Street (24 hour) Leeming Street (6am-6pm) Clumber Street (8pm-6am) For a vehicle to be licensed by Mansfield District Council, it must meet high standards. All licensed drivers have had medicals and Criminal Records Bureau

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checks. They are also required to pass a knowledge test about the local area. If you have any concerns about taxis in Mansfield, make a note of the vehicle’s license number, which will be on a plate on the rear of the vehicle and the driver’s name (if possible) and call the Council’s Licensing Department on 01623 463 401. Cllr John Smart, Chairman of the Licensing Committee at Mansfield District Council, commented: “We would like our residents to enjoy the festive season but we would ask that they take a minute to consider their safety by making sure they get home from parties using licensed vehicles. “When travelling by Hackney Carriage, look out for the Mansfield District Council licensing plate on the rear of the vehicle or if you are making a booking for a private hire vehicle, ask for one which has been licensed by Mansfield District Council to make sure they have passed our rigorous safety checks.”

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With only a matter of weeks before the big event, no doubt you will all be thinking about getting your house in order, deciding on a Christmas menu and buying an endless number of gifts. Rather than trailing around the shops why not try a walk in the park and come and visit Thoresby Sunday Market. With a vast array of stalls catering for your Christmas needs, we’re definitely worth a visit. From household goods to fresh foods, children’s toys to a variety of clothing you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Thoresby Sunday Market will be open every Sunday until 23rd December and with adults at only 50p each and children FREE, why not have a stroll and pick up those Christmas essentials. Now is the time to set your plans to ensure that you have the best Christmas ever. For further information about Thoresby Sunday Market or if you are interested in trading on the market please contact Market Place Europe on 0161 637 2523. We welcome traders of all shapes and sizes. Set your Satnav to NG22 9EW and follow the signs for the market. Come along and join us for a Shop in the Park! Like us on www.Facebook.com/ThoresbySundayMarket Follow us on Twitter @thoresbymarket www.thoresbysundaymarket.com

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Which LBD for your shape?

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n today’s ever changing world of fashion, there is one item of clothing that should stand the test of time if chosen correctly. Simple, elegant styling that can be dressed up or down will ensure durability and versatility for every girl’s wardrobe essential – the little black dress!

embellishments to accentuate the bust line. In addition, the skirt should define the waist and loosely skim the hips.

When selecting the ideal LBD, pay attention to the cut, style and length.

Wide shoulders can be minimised by wearing a one shoulder style, and by avoiding a full or blouson top and fitted bottom.

Petite frames look good in short dresses – they elongate the legs - but if you want your LBD to last more than a season or two the most enduring, universally flattering length is around the knee. If you have a large chest, try a square, V-shaped or wrap neckline, and avoid puffy sleeves that will add unwanted volume. Pear shaped ladies should balance out a larger bottom half by wearing a top with

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If you don’t have much of a waist, move the waistline up or down, or eliminate it all together with a shift dress. Whatever style you decide on, consider following the 3:1 rule: 3 parts covered to one part revealed to keep your image chic and sexy!

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CHOCOLATE IS A SUPER-FOOD!! Just the word is nice to say; CHO...O...L...A.T.E.......it rolls off your tongue indulgently, but what actually is it and why is it good for you? CHOCOLATE- THEOBROMA CACAO is made from the cacao bean. This is inside a pod which believe it or not grows on tress. The beans are sorted and then crushed in a mill, next they are roasted which and mixed with liquid coca mass (the white bit that surrounds the cacao beans) this silky liquid is sweetened and turns into to that delicious goo we call chocolate. Chocolates dark past... Chocolate is known the world-over as the ‘feel-good’ food, a therapeutic and ancient whole food and an indulgent treat. But what are the true origins of this culinary versatile delight? For sure it’s been around for centuries but it’s come a long way from the chocolate Mars bar we see on a shop shelves today. The history of chocolate chequered past starts in the new world .It’s known that the Aztecs and Mayans created a drink made from the beans of the cacao tree. They called the beverage cocoatl. In 1528, the conquering Spanish brought the concoction known as chocolate (choco- LAH-tay) back to Spain. In 1615, chocolat (sho-co-LAH) debuted at a royal wedding in France. From there, it made its way to England in 1662 as chocolata. The first chocolate house was opened in London in 1657. Chocolate cost 10-15 shillings per pound and was considered a beverage for the elite class. Chocolate is a super-food! This humble cacao been that is the origin of what we know as chocolate is grown in Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and The West African countries of cote de ivory and Ghana. All of these cultures a have been using chocolate for medicinal means for a long while like moisturizing skin with cacao butter cream. Chocolate contains powerful antioxidants called flavonoids, as well as some magnesium. These nutrients may help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. So chocolate is what Nutritionists call a super-food. Raw chocolate is highest in anti-oxidants but dark chocolate is the most nutritious common form of chocolate. Compared with milk chocolate, it contains more than double the amount of heart-healthy flavonoids. Milk chocolate has another strike against it: The added milk it contains may reduce the body’s ability to absorb the beneficial flavonoids. To enjoy the delicious taste of chocolate and receive the benefits of flavonoids, choose a dark-chocolate variety that contains at least 70 percent cacao, or cocoa.

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Quick Fix for Your Hair Volume In A Flash When your hair is flat and lifeless add body and volume by using a root lift spray on dry hair. Tip your head upside down and lift hair away from scalp, rubbing spray into the scalp in a circular motion. For even better results, blast the roots with a hair dryer as you do this, then spray the roots from a few inches away with a strong but lightweight hairspray, flip head back up and gently smooth into style.

Adios To Greasy Roots When you don’t have time to wash greasy hair, there are are a few tricks you can use to degrease. The cheapest is to sprinkle a little talcum powder onto the roots to soak up excess oil, don’t go too mad with the powder though or you will be left with a greyish tinge toyour hair!

Stop The Frizz When wavy or curly hair goes frizzy, it is usually due to humid weather conditions. There are many products on the market now to help combat this, usually in the form of creams or sprays, these put a coating on the hair which act like an umbrella. When dryness is the cause, use a serum on towel dried hair, then rub a tiny bit in from the mid lengths to ends once the hair is dry.

Covering Up Regrowth When your roots need doing, but you have no time to get them done, there are now a few products available on the market designed especially for this purpose, there is a powder that just washes out, and a pen that does the same. The colour choice is a bit limited, but you should be able to find one near enough to your colour to do the trick. A longer lasting solution is a colour specifically made to blend your re-growth into the existing colour, you just put it on your roots, leave for ten minutes, then wash off, giving you a few weeks grace before having to re colour.

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our head is pounding; you feel nauseated, dizzy and shaky. No, you’re not coming down with ‘flu - it’s the morning after the night before and you have a hangover.

Across the centuries and around the globe some very peculiar hangover cures have been formulated. For example, Mongolians swear by a concoction of pickled sheep’s eyeballs washed down with a brine and tomato juice cocktail. Sorry, did that make you feel worse? How about this less revolting but equally bizarre remedy from ancient Ireland: hangover sufferers should be buried neck-deep in damp river sand! Or you could make the famous ‘Prairie Oyster’: carefully crack an egg into a glass

without breaking the yolk. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce and swallow whole. Oh dear, that’s making me think of the sheep’s eyes again. More sensible, but less dramatic, is to take the recommended dose of Paracetamol with lots of water. Then drink some more water and take an antacid to settle your stomach. If possible, go back to bed. When you’re ready to eat, have a banana to replace minerals lost due to alcohol, or have a good fry-up if you prefer. Other recommended mineral-rich foods are pickles or canned fish… but it’s understandable if you don’t want to try these. Get outside for some fresh air too. Of course, the only way to avoid a hangover is not to drink alcohol, but hey - it’s Christmas. So drink in moderation, don’t mix your tipples, and alternate with soft drinks. That way you’ll enjoy a hangover-free party season! Suki North

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Index of Advertisers Aerials 1st Astral Aerials...................13 Beauty East Midland Laser.................5 Healthy Looks.........................1 Alexsa...................................18 Classic Hair...........................15 Mansfield Electrolysis & Laser......35 Bridal Wear Angela Jane..........................16 Carpets and Flooring Carpet Bargain Centre...........2 Children White Post Farm...................39 Ghost Promotions.................37 Ollies Fun Shac....................27 Department Stores Beales...................................19 Electrical Rob Davies...........................27 Estate Agents Eazi Move.............................32 Fencing Steve Horsnall......................11

Funeral Directors W S Ingham..........................17 Furniture Progressive Furnishings.......21 Sliding Door Wardrobes.......31 The Furniture Project............22 Garden Services Steve Horsnall......................35 Hotels & Spas Clumber Park.........................9 Jewellery Actons..................................28 Kitchens & Bathrooms Interior Design Bureau..........15 Kitchen World.......................33 Leather Repair Furniture Clinic......................27 Leather Better.......................37 Legal Services Dedicated Accident...............3 Logs Nottinghamshire Logs..........28 Markets Thoresby Market..................36 Motoring Mansfield Van Hire...............38

Menswear Clement Taylor......................16 Model Railways Benhams..............................29

Pets Dial a Dog Wash..................18

Plumbing Gas Care................................4 Bilbeck.................................13 MCK.....................................12 Property Maintenance Abbey Drives.......................25 AHM Installations.................13 Framework.............................7 Sanctuary Home Imp...........29 Sign Makers City Signs.............................23 Social Media Simon Hamer........................11 Soft Furnishings

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