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Introduction

Welcome to Your February Issue. Well, 2018 is well and truly with us, as we’re already focusing on Valentine’s Day in this bulging edition of your “favourite freeby”! It’s really heartening to hear that there are lots of you who are finding, month on month, the magazine getting more interesting, with an even wider range of features and articles covered. Thank you for this endorsement of our team’s dedication, and long may it continue! Our contributors have brought together a whole host of golden, not daffodils, but ideas instead, to make this year’s Valentine’s Day your best ever!

Claire x

So, farewell “Dry January”, and that alcohol detox wasn’t too bad after all, was it? I hear some people managed it by just sticking to London Dry gin, but it must have been a struggle! This month, we’re expecting the worst of the winter weather, if the “old wives tales” and the Met. Office are to be believed, so make sure you’re well wrapped up and everything is in place for a fabulous Valentine’s Day. Spring will soon be here! And, as Britain’s next great hope on the tennis court, Kyle Edmund, battles his way up the rankings in the Australian Open, I’m reminded of an old saying, which all Valentine’s Day fans will endorse, “Love means nothing in tennis, but it’s everything in life”. Enjoy the read!

John

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Inside

Highlights

4................ Valentine’s Day

– What’s that all about then?

6................ Renu – Work out with a friend 8/9........... Empire Gym – Words of praise 10.............. Happy first birthday to the “Ear Nurse” 13.............. Spinroom Studio featured 14.............. The Travel Column

– luxury in far-flung destinations

16.............. Words from the Mayor of Market

Deeping 18.............. Photography with Lydia Pinfold 19.............. Competition - Win a bouquet for Mother’s Day 20............. Recipe – Roast chicken and root veg 22............. Seasonal delights with Vine House Farm 24 ............ Community News 30............. Your Finances – Pensions 34............. The Technology Site – Internet security suites 36............. Will and Probate Services – Lasting Powers of Attorney 40............. Discovering … Lolham Bridges 42............. Pets and Vets – Hedgehogs 44/45.... Events and Gigs Guide 46............. The Puzzle Page 47............. School News 48............. In the Spotlight – Deeping St. James Priory Church 50............. The Motoring Column – Saccadic Masking 52/53 .... Classified Businesses Directory With thanks to:

Taff Lovesey, Nick Ash, Rex Needle, Clare Lockett, Zoe Reeve, Eileen Le Voi, Liberty Partnership Ltd, Sgt. Rachel Blackwell, Claire Saunders, Matt Weston, Pauline Redshaw, Patrick Hunt, Nicole Woodcock, Lydia Pinfold

Photography:

Cover Photo taken by Pinfold Photographic

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Valentine's Day - February 14th - What’s that all about then? Take a brief romantic stroll through the centuries, up to today’s commercial orgy of flowers, jewellery and chocolates. In Ancient Rome, February 13th, 14th and 15th were celebrated as “Lupercalia”, a pagan fertility festival, seen as a basis for a celebration of love on this date. AD 289 - A Christian, Valentine of Rome, is martyred under Emperor Claudius. While in jail, this priest is said to have converted his jailer by healing his blind daughter’s sight. He is later said to have fallen in love with the daughter, sending her a note saying “From your Valentine”, but this is apocryphal. AD 496 - Pope Gelasius declared February 14th to be “St Valentine’s Day”, a Christian feast day to match the still-popular pagan festival of Lupercalia. AD 1382 - Geoffrey Chaucer writes his Parlement of Foules (or “Parliament of Fowls”), which is widely taken to be the first linking of St Valentine’s Day to romantic love. Celebrating the engagement of Richard II of England and Anne of Bohemia, he wrote: “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day/ When every fowl cometh there to choose his mate”. AD 1601 - St Valentine’s Day has entered the popular consciousness to the extent that Shakespeare mentions it in Ophelia’s lament in “Hamlet”: “To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,/ All in the morning betime,/And I a maid at your window,/To be your Valentine.”

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Mid-18th century - The passing of lovenotes becomes popular in England, a precursor to the St Valentine’s Day card as we know it today. Early ones are made of lace and paper. 1797 – “The Young Man’s Valentine Writer” is published, suggesting appropriate rhymes and messages, and, as postal services became more affordable, the anonymous St Valentine’s Day card became possible. By the early 19th century, they become so popular that factories start to mass-produce them. Mid-1980s - The commercialisation continues: noting the sales effect on chocolate, flowers and cards, the diamond industry gets involved, promoting St Valentine’s Day as a time for giving jewellery and so the “tradition” takes off. AD 2018 - An estimated 1 billion St Valentine’s Day cards will be sent worldwide this year, making it the second most card-heavy celebration, after Christmas.

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Health

“It Takes Two” - How Renu Can Help You! by Claire Saunders, Renu - Health, Beauty & Fitness

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e know the saying that goes, “Less is more”, but let’s be honest. Sometimes, two is just plain better than one. When it comes to working out, having a friend along for the ride can be beneficial. You can get a serious workout, without being serious – it’s okay to have fun. In fact, the more fun your workouts are, the more you’re going to look forward to, and be committed to, them over the long-term. There’s absolutely no doubt that the right friend to exercise with can make your workouts more fun. Being able to laugh, encourage and motivate will make them much more enjoyable. Here are some of the benefits of working out with a friend:

Fewer skipped workouts Scheduling a gym session with a friend helps hold you accountable for getting your workout in. Meeting someone to exercise with not only motivates you to show up, but to work hard as well. Push yourself further Exercising with another person pushes you to do your workout and do it to the best of your ability. A bit of

friendly banter and encouragement can mean you get a little bit more out of your exercise session. Try new exercises Going to the gym with a friend is the perfect time to try out new exercises or classes. When trying something new, your friend will provide a confidence boost and keep your workouts interesting. At Renu, you can try up to nineteen classes a week, as part of your membership. Time Flies “Time flies when you’re having fun!”… or at least when you are distracted. Having someone to chat with lets you focus on something other than just your workout, making the time go by faster. Recover together Socialising can often be a reason you may get out of your exercise routine. A friend who’s worked up a sweat with you is likely to want to join you for a healthy post-exercise meal or snack, so you get the best of both worlds! If you would like a free trial, for either you or your friend, please call us on 01778 423923.

HALF PRICE JOINING FEE! JOIN OUR LADIES ONLY GYM IN FEBRUARY FOR HALF PRICE! “A year ago I felt sluggish, riddled with arthritis, and tired. Now my arthritis (saving has almost disappeared and I feel much more alive.  I have also lost up to 8 pounds and 9.5 inches. If I were to give a tip to someone thinking of £25) starting, I would say, “Do it. Take a risk and make connections with other like-minded women. You will get lots of support from all the staff at Renu” – Suzanne.

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For You Healthcare For You Healthcare is a family business, based in Market Deeping, dedicated to enabling adults with support needs, to live independent lives in the comfort of their own home, and to participate within the communities where they live. Having been established in 2014, this agency, which employs full- and part-time carers, has managed to build up a very favourable reputation, largely based upon this vastly experienced team, but particularly upon the leadership provided by it’s Managers.

with the managers, which helps to provide them with security and comfort - no “faceless names behind a desk” here! All care workers at For You Healthcare undergo strict pre-employment checks, including one-to-one interviews, with professional references required and police criminal record checks made. A comprehensive induction training programme and then regular refresher and specialist training courses ensure that the highest standards are always being met. For You Healthcare covers the Deepings and surrounding villages. However they can also go much further afield, if required for their “live-in care service”. Whereby for two weeks at a time, a carer lives on the premises of the service user, enabling independence to be retained and companionship provided, and this can be at any location, in or outside the local vicinity.

Both Managers are registered nurses with over forty two years between them of clinical experience, and a wealth of knowledge and skills, having worked with people with a broad spectrum of physical and mental health conditions.

As its name would suggest, For You Healthcare has, at its heart, the maximising of independence and choice.

All of the people who are cared for are in constant contact

Promoting independent living in your own home At For You Healthcare we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care and support. Maintaining dignity, respect and choice is always important to us.

WE GO THE EXTRA MILE! The right care and support will enable you to live as independently as possible in your own home. Our team of DBS checked, highly skilled and trained carers provide person centered and holistic support. For You Healthcare offers a wide range of homecare options for our clients including: • Personal care • Home help • Companionship • Reablement • Live in care • 24 Hour care • Respite care

• Sitting in • Waking nights • Palliative • Medication Administration • Nurses for complex needs

• Domestic Cleaning • Escorting to social activities & appointments • Fully trained care • Visits from as little as ½ an hour

If you or someone you know is looking for quality, reliable care then contact us on:

We are now recruiting in your area please call for details

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Health

The Five Star Word Is Out for Empire Gym by Matt Weston

Hundreds of glowing reviews mean you don’t have to take our word for it!

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ocial Media as a marketing vehicle is extremely valuable these days. It’s quick, direct, easy to use and targeted. It gives people an opportunity to speak openly and immediately about the way a service or product makes them feel. This, in effect, holds businesses to account, more so than ever, in the way they conduct themselves and look after their customers. There is no hiding place. But, for us, this is superb news and allows us to stand out from the crowd. Our greatest pleasure at Empire is to make a person feel good; to improve a person’s day; to bring a realisation to a person that they are infinitely more capable than they ever believed; to raise people up and show them that genuine customer service, family values and a willingness to invest time and the personal touch means that a gym visit is a wholesome experience of wellbeing. Totally averse to the often less personal reality found in some corporate institutions. People arrive with a hope of progress and leave with confidence, structure, support and a glow of optimism. Enough talking from me though; here is a selection of genuine reviews, (that can be found and verified on our Facebook page).They are a very powerful testament to Empire and we are extremely grateful that people take the time to write and share such feelings….

“I’m not an avid gym goer (I’d prefer to be at home eating fish and chips from Linfords), but Empire, on a regular basis, makes me change my mind. The Empire team are so extremely helpful and ridiculously caring that it makes going to the gym, not only worthwhile for all the health benefits, but also just to see a familiar face. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.” - Laura Willox 01/08/17. “Empire is the friendliest, cleanest, most welcoming gym that I’ve ever been to. And I can’t recommend

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their Personal Training enough, with Matt and Dave respectively. The whole family are lovely, and that’s the extended family too - aka the customers that attend the gym. I was recently asked if I would consider moving away from the Deepings and my response was, “Ooo no, I’d miss my gym”. To which I was told, “You’d find a new gym that you liked just as much”. And honestly, I genuinely don’t think I would. Empire is unique and that’s what makes it special.” - Sophie Danby 18/05/17. “I don’t normally do reviews unless somewhere is either really good or really bad, and I can quite honestly say that Empire is one of the best gyms I have ever been to. Everything from the facilities and cleanliness to the helpful, friendly staff and customers. People of all ages, abilities and all walks of life training together. So, if you’re looking for somewhere not just to train, but to

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“Just started and the support is amazing… couldn’t ask for more. Thank you for making it a great experience.” Zoe Bentley 08/12/17.

my doorstep! What I love the most about this place is its sense of pride that the people who run it have over it, as do the people who use it as well....this is shown by how immaculate the place is kept. There’s a lot to be said for a group of people (rather than in corporate gyms), who have invested heavily in their own time, sweat and money to bring a fabulous facility to a local community, such as Deeping. It’s clear too that they never rest on their laurels, as they listen to their patrons’ ideas or suggestions and continually try to bring to the table anything that will ensure its continued success. They offer a fantastic facility for extremely competitive prices....they have fantastic links with the local community and work closely with local charities....they are a very welcoming team and have always got time to listen or chat....fantastic choice of INCLUSIVE classes...very high spec kit and machines … beautifully air-conditioned....any age, ability, aim in life is fully welcomed and supported. I could go on and on about this place but suffice it to say, while you may drive by and feel that the front facade gives little away, walking through the doors will utterly change any preconceptions you may have had about gyms....totally! For me, I have finally found somewhere I feel that will keep me motivated on my journey to attain long-term health and fitness. Give this place a visit, you won’t be disappointed.....Continued success to the Empire team! - Kev Pike 19/09/17.

“Have been in and out of a few gyms in my time, but have never found one that ‘ticks all the boxes’....until now! The biggest tick of all? This little gem is right on

“Empire Gym just gets better and better! It is so unique and I am so lucky to be part of the Empire Family.” Julie Knight 20/09/17.

become part of something more, then look no further than Empire. It’s a pleasure to walk through the door.” Darren James 12/12/17.

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Email enquiries@empiregyms.com Phone 01778 344579 In Support Of

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Happy First Birthday to the “Ear” Nurse by Jane Russell RGN, BSc (Hons.)

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he “Ear Nurse” service has been running now for a whole year, doing clinics in Bourne, Spalding and home visits for the house-bound. In total, six hundred individuals (including children), have been seen by Jane Russell RGN, BSc (Hons.)

Here Jane explains her role and how you could benefit from a visit to see her: “Providing the “Ear” Nurse service has been much more than just the 365 days, much more than just ‘time’. It’s been about meeting local people and having gained their support and trust in setting up a new, small business venture. The “Ear” Nurse has met with many challenges along the way, but a year down the line….we are still going strong. So a big thank you to those who have already been to see me, and who are entitled to a free followup ear check.

• Registered with C.Q.C. (Care Quality Commission). • Registered with N.M.C. (Nursing and Midwifery Council). • Advice/education/future care … individually tailor-made for you. • Treated with respect and dignity …. You are not just a number. The “Ear” Nurse keeps up-to-date annually, and continually attends

courses to give the best current care. Jane is passionate about ears and states, “You only get one pair!” Initial consultation, which includes a full examination of both ears, advice, education and future care…. only £10. Professional SAFE instrumentation for wax removal… £10. Ear wax removal with irrigation…..£30, for one ear. Ear wax removal with irrigation…..£45, for both ears. Research and evidence proves that IRRIGATION, previously known as SYRINGING, should ALWAYS be firstline treatment and MICROSUCTION should only be performed when irrigation is contraindicated!

Reasons to visit the “Ear” Nurse……… • Eighteen years of experience in specialist ear care.

Please feel free to call me for a chat and have your questions answered truthfully, and alleviate any fears you may have.”

• Registered General Nurse and independent prescriber.

To be seen within the week, please call ….

• To support a new local small business. • Uses only evidence-based nursing care (N.I.C.E. guidelines).

THE WELLHEAD PRACTICE, 13 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF, 01778 392832.

• Insured with R.C.N. (Royal College of Nursing).

To leave a message, then please call 07715999191.

Tel: 01778 392832 www.thewellheadpractice.co.uk E: enquiries@thewellheadpractice.co.uk

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Your Health

Confidence, Self-esteem and Doubt by Nicole Woodcock, Hummingbird Hypnotherapy

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ife is a wonderful thing, but does it pass you by? We all go through life not knowing what is around the corner. There is a certain routine path to growing up that has to be taken - going to school, further education, job prospects ... but do you ever think, “Is this it?” I often sit with clients who have spent years worrying, every single day consumed in the past, (about what they have done and should it have been done differently), or the future, (what will happen tomorrow, next week, next year?)

Can you imagine then just focusing on now? Right now! What are you doing? Where are you? Just take a look around you and embrace what you see. Are you comfortable? What’s the weather like? Are you on a break at work or pretending to be? What are you grateful for? We can often get stuck on that monotonous wheel of life and feel like it’s the same thing, day in - day out. This can be quite a negative experience, resulting in self doubt and overthinking. We have all thought about the “What ifs?” But what if you could change

that thought process? What if you could make your brain work more productively for you? See the positive in all things, and allow those negative thoughts and experiences to be in the past, where they belong? If there is something you want to do or change, how can you make it happen for you? HYPNOTHERAPY puts all of these doubts into perspective. Over time, it increases confidence and gives you the belief you need to make those changes; it increases self-esteem and puts you back into the driving seat of your life. Break the routine, plan that goal, get creative, embrace that person you know you are. Step out of the rat race, turn off that phone and be in “the now”! Hummingbird Hypnotherapy works with adults and children from the age of six years, to help them conquer anxiety, low mood, stress, insomnia, addiction, fears … and much more. All new clients can book a FREE initial consultation. To find out more, please contact Nicole on 07540873928 or visit www.hummingbirdhypnotherapy. co.uk

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Spinroom Studio

– (“It doesn’t get easier – You get stronger!)” One of the most impressive success stories in our local area must surely be that of Claire Cross. Just five years ago, Claire would hire the old crèche at The Deepings Leisure Centre and offer a double spin class for the few takers who were heeding the long-held mantra that aerobic activity was good for body and mind … and here was somewhere that offered a venue for a couple of years, albeit very small and cramped!

now means that there is plenty of room to swing, not just the proverbial cat, but much more besides!

A move to premises on the Northfields Industrial Estate enabled momentum to be maintained for a few months, until the present site at 113 Spalding Road, Market Deeping, became available. Fast forward to 2018 and The Spinroom Studio can now offer over thirty classes, with fourteen instructors, all willing and able to help you achieve your fitness goal, whatever that goal may be. An enormous 210 square metre area of functional fitness training space and equipment

Claire owes a debt of gratitude, not just to her very supportive husband, David, who has been with her all the way on this fabulous journey, but to her many loyal clients and very supportive community in which she is proud to be living. Her Facebook pages scream out, “Fantastic, warm, welcoming home of fitness”, “great atmosphere”, “amazing place, amazing staff”, “best non-judgemental place” amongst many other accolades.

Recent developments have seen the likes of Deeping Swimming Club adopt functional fitness training at Spinroom, to enhance the potential of their rising stars at local and indeed, national level.

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Functional Fitness memberships are only £25 (This includes two functional fitness classes every week usually £5.50 each)

Excellent memberships packages available ü Individual ü Couples ü Annual ü Child add-ons for the kids classes too Get in touch to find out more! Book in by clicking on the “Get MINDBODY” link via ww.spinroomstudio.co.uk For more details call 07850 304120 or email claire@spinroomstudio.co.uk Unit 2, 113 Spalding Road, Deeping St James. PE6 8SD

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Travel

Five Adventures for Explorers Seeking the Clare Lockett Finer Things in Life! Travel Counsellor You don’t have to forego sumptuous sheets and gourmet cuisine to be an explorer these days. Read on to discover far-flung destinations where you’ll find more than a little luxury… Peru on the Belmond Andean Explorer Imagine a journey that combines the charm of opulent train travel, from decades gone by, with the dazzling landscape of South America. With space for 48 passengers, South America’s first luxury sleeper train offers one- and two-night itineraries in Peru. Your adventure will take you to Cusco, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and more.

ships, as they travel far and wide, exploring the glorious blue waters and islands of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Galápagos Islands The mystery of the Galápagos Islands and the wonders to be found there are part of their charm, as is the task of getting to these islands, nestled in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador. One of the best ways to explore them is by boat, and you’ll find luxurious vessels complete with balconies, gourmet cuisine and cocktails while you watch the sun set.

Uganda to see mountain gorillas Head to the brilliant green rainforests in Uganda to spot endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Having long been on Travel Counsellor, Beverley’s travel wish list, she finally went on a gorilla trek and commented, “Words cannot describe what it feels like to sit in the presence of such powerful, yet gentle, animals. Uganda is a special country with so much more to see than just gorillas though.”

The stunning wildlife includes iguanas, sea turtles, penguins and giant tortoises. Lava rock formations and cliffs are home to birds found only here, like the blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, the waved albatross and the Galapagos hawk. Under the water, marvel at the untouched coral reefs and shoals of tropical fish, manta rays and baby sharks. Canada for a luxury retreat in the snow The Rocky Mountaineer train is a charming and luxurious way to see the breath-taking landscape, or you could head to a town or city and base your adventure from there, with lots of options, from lodges to boutique hotels.

And for accommodation? You’ll find beautiful lodges and luxury tented camps in the wilderness. Asia on a tall ship Travelling across the seven seas always seems a little more adventurous than soaring through the air, and if you’re picturing a giant wooden vessel, cutting through the waves, sails billowing, it’s time to step aboard a tall ship!

If you’re in the Rockies, Fairmont Banff Springs is a superb castle-style hotel, perched in the beautiful scenery surrounding Banff, while Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lies on the shores of the mesmerising, bright blue, Lake Louise.

With mahogany panels, dining rooms, swimming pools, libraries and modern luxuries, you’ll find them all on these tall

Travel Counsellors

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Wherever in the world you’d like to head to for a luxury adventure, why not let Clare Lockett plan your trip?

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MaRKET DEEPING

Words from the Mayor of Market Deeping

RECORDS

Councillor Mrs Pauline Redshaw

Independent record shop for all your vinyl needs Open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 4.30pm 7 Market Place, Market Deeping PE6 8EA

Call us on 07538 499823 @marketdeeping1

Find us on facebook

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Callows B A R B E R S

By now the festive season has become a distant memory, but I must express my thanks to all the retailers in Market Deeping for their wonderful Christmas windows which looked great and cheered us on our way. The Carol Singing in the Market Place was a great success with over £300 collected for the Mayors Charities – a huge thank you to everyone and especially to the traders who stayed ‘open ‘til late.’ Just before Christmas I was delighted to welcome the Mohicans Cub pack from Market Deeping to the Town Hall. They had some interesting discussions, mainly about the litter and the lack of homes. Where to build new homes was a problem but, interestingly, the corner of John Eve field was suggested, together with the demolition of the Town Hall, in order to build flats in its place! Talking of homes, the development of 240 houses on Northfields will be going ahead, and planning for 145 homes on Linchfield Road has been submitted for consideration. Recently, SKDC have announced the building of council homes on Burnside Avenue and round the scout hut in Wellington Way. The hut is the only link the town now has with R.A.F. Langtoft, (which played a part the country’s defence in World War Two). I wonder what the reaction would be if the scout hut was demolished? The New Local Plan for the SKDC area is being compiled by the District Council but our own local Neighbourhood Plan, Deepings First, is working on its proposals for the whole of the Deepings. It is very important that people of Deeping contribute to the plan because when it is adopted it will become part of planning policy and will be considered alongside the District Council’s Plan. Please look at the Deeping First website, www.deepingsfirst.org.uk and on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com>DeepingsFirst. Market Deeping recently said a sad goodbye to two long-established businesses, Advanced Handling, who manufacture lifting tables, and Terry Wrights Cycles. We wish both companies success, as they re-locate in Peterborough. Deeping is looking forward to the Gang Show which takes place on February 16th and 17th, at the Deepings School. Please go and support the young people who have been rehearsing since September; it will be great fun.

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Ending on a sad note. A Memorial Service was held for Mo Tray, (Town Mayor from 2009-2010), at St Guthlac’s Church on January 27th. Her ashes have been scattered in the Spinney. Mo was an enthusiastic supporter of Market Deeping and worked hard as a councillor, and as a volunteer with other organisations, which included the Community Centre. She was proud to march with the British Legion on Remembrance Sunday - a wellrespected member of the Deepings community and one who will be sadly missed.

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The Dazzling Kingfisher by Lydia Pinfold

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f you have not yet made a New Year’s Resolution, make yours getting to know your animal neighbours! There are plenty of birds to find all year round within the Fenlands, as well as those who migrate to the UK. However, there is one bird which is beautifully bright, but often hard to spot … the dazzling kingfisher. A few months back, I was set up in a small vertical hide down a riverbank, near Bourne, where there were a number of kingfisher nesting holes on the parched bank opposite. A branch was set up in front of the hide, tantalisingly hanging over the river. Kingfishers use these hanging perches to hunt for fish or to relax in the sun. After waiting for a few hours, a pair of kingfishers came into view and I was amazed to get this image, just before they flew into their nest! Both female and male kingfishers can be identified by the colour of their beaks; the bottom beak of a female kingfisher is bright orange, whereas the males have all-black beaks. Remember to use all your senses, not just sight. The call of a kingfisher is high pitched and emitted as short bursts, unlike a melody of notes associated with most birds.

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Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve has an ideal kingfisher perch along the main river, situated directly opposite a large tree, providing the perfect cover for you and your camera! It’s the perfect set up for amateurs and advanced photographers, so all should give it a try. Feel free to get in touch for help finding it.

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Easy Peasy Roast Chicken & Root Veg With its seasonal staple of parsnips, this easy roast chicken will go down a treat on Sundays, but it’s so quick you could cook it midweek!

Method 1 Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6). 2 Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken for 2 mins on each side. Transfer to a large roasting tin with all the vegetables and stir in the thyme, honey and Worcestershire sauce. 3 Bake for 30 mins then drain most of the excess juice and reserve. Bake for a further 10 mins before serving with the reserved juice as gravy. 4 Enjoy!

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Seasonal Delights with Amy at Vine House Farm Warming winter vegetables such as squashes & sprouts are still in abundance, as are apples, pears & juicy oranges - delicious in baked desserts. Game is on the menu for one more month, the perfect opportunity to give it a try if you haven’t before. The glut of spring’s seasonal delights may not have arrived yet, but February’s offerings are plentiful enough to ensure a month of delicious seasonal dishes.

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1st thurlby scouts bring christmas cheer to rose lodge care home

Market Deeping’s Rose Lodge Care Home had a very special visit from the 1st Thurlby Scouts Group just before Christmas, when the beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers took turns to sing a selection of favourite festive carols to the residents. The scout group enjoyed chatting to the residents after the singing and there was a very festive atmosphere. “It was lovely to have the scout group visit us; this is the second year they’ve sung carols for us and we hope that this will become an annual tradition,” said Home

Manager, Natalie White. “Our residents thoroughly enjoyed their evening with the children and young people”. Rose Lodge Care Home is currently home to thirtythree residents and offers residential and dementia care in a homely setting. The care home opened in September 2015 and has become well established in Market Deeping.

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An Appeal for Rainbow Hospice A heart-felt request has reached us from a reader, Mrs Kerrie Morgado, and we include some of her e-mail in the hope that you kind readers out there can help her raise much-needed funds for the Rainbow Hospice.

“Rainbow is a Hospice who supports children and young people, and is a place where lifelimited children and their families can find care and support. My family and I have suffered the very sad loss of my beautiful granddaughter, Rosalie, who was just seven days old when she passed away. When Rosalie was born, we were informed that she would only survive for a matter of hours/days, as her bowels had not developed as they should. During my daughter’s pregnancy, and after Rosalie was born, the charity ‘Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People’ were phenomenal in helping my daughter, and are still in contact with her, offering support, which has helped immensely in our grieving of Rosalie. In memory of Rosalie, and to raise funds for ‘Rainbow Hospice’, we will be holding a Charity Evening on Saturday

WINNER announced Huge congratulations to Mark Pickles, the winner of our Hasngrohe Shower Kit. Pictured here at Plumb City in Peterborough.

March 10th 2018 at The Cresset in Peterborough. During the evening, we will have a raffle and an auction. We are hoping, and would be very grateful if you would be willing to offer a prize for either our raffle or auction or, if more convenient for yourselves, a cash donation, which would allow us to purchase a prize to raffle or to auction. Should you be able to help in any way, please send your donation to Kerrie Morgado, 82 High Street, Billingborough, Sleaford, NG34 1QD, otherwise I would be happy to collect. Should you have any questions associated with this request, please do not hesitate to contact me, (via e-mail at: lucy. jackson1998@hotmail.co.uk, or: 07850 092 115). Thanking you all for having read this request and hopefully acting upon it.”

1940s Evening of Music and Dance - Saturday February 17th Let Lincolnshire’s finest make it an evening to remember at Bourne Corn Exchange, as you are transported back in time by the hugely impressive Dream Belles. This duo re-create the sounds of the 1940s and it’s up to you whether or not you dress for the occasion in the “glad rags” of the day. One thing is for sure though – you will be entertained … make no mistake! This is but one of many activities that Bourne and District Lions have been responsible for having organised. Santa Claus made his traditional journeys around Bourne and district in the month leading up to Christmas, thanks to the f e brua ry 2018

organisational prowess of the Lions, and they would like to publicly thank the residents of Bourne and the surrounding villages for their generous donations given during those visits. During December 2017, over £8000 was raised which, over the next year, will be distributed to good local causes. Although a lot of the work by the Lions goes unnoticed by the majority, Bourne Lions has, over the last forty years, raised thousands and thousands of pounds, helping to make our community a better place to live, and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

Every penny donated to the Lions goes to where it is needed. Not one penny is spent on administration. If you would like to know more about Bourne Lions, please contact the Club Secretary on 0845 833 2810 or e-mail: bournelions@uwclub.net.

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Pensions - Advice from Liberty Partnership - by Richard Ash, Director - Liberty Partnership Ltd

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he biggest changes to pensions in nearly one hundred years have now been given the go-ahead by the Government, and it means you will have far greater flexibility over what you can do with your pension pot. The rules came into force on April 6th 2015, and the changes to how you can use your pension are far reaching. Previously, you had been able to take 25% of your pension pot as a tax-free lump sum from the age of fifty-five. The new rules allow additional flexible access to your pension funds which effectively means that you can take additional withdrawals beyond the initial 25% tax-free lump sum. The changes to the rules may be relevant to you if:

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carry out a summary of the top review sites to determine which solutions are performing most effectively.

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Privacy Risks: With the complicated and ever-changing privacy settings of most social networks, you could be sharing more information than you intended. Every detail you post online could be collected to build up a persona and used for identity theft.

➒ AVG ➓ Webroot The top three, (Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Norton) were streets ahead of the chasing pack.

Information Theft: Data-stealing malware uses different tactics to get your information for the purposes of fraud.

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SPAM and Malicious E-mail: Today’s spam is crafted to closely resemble legitimate e-mail. Sometimes, the only distinction between a fake and a real message are a few altered links.

A word on Kaspersky The corporate offices of Kaspersky are based in Moscow and recently the British Government advised against using Kaspersky due to this; citing it as a potential gateway for the Russians to access personal and restricted data.

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Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare? by Nick Ash, Managing Director Most people are now familiar with the concept of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – it is a document that allows someone else to make a decision on your behalf if you can’t make one for yourself. Almost everyone that I meet is comfortable with the Property and Financial Affairs LPA because “it does what it says on the tin”. Sadly, this is not true of the Health and Welfare LPA. Many people believe that they don’t need one or that it is unimportant. One of the most common misconceptions is that it relates only to endof-life decisions and acts as a DNR (do not resuscitate) instruction. I would argue that a Health and Welfare LPA is more important than a Property and Finance document, although you really should have both. The Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare operates in three key ways – Firstly, it enables someone to talk to your doctors and other medical professionals on your behalf. Without it, patient confidentiality would prevent full and detailed discussions.

sustaining treatment, meaning that you can be let go with dignity if that is what you would have wanted. But, the important stuff falls between these two extremes. An LPA for Health and Welfare comes into its own when someone needs care. It allows your attorneys to make the critical decisions about what care you receive, where it is delivered, who it is delivered by, how often and, in conjunction with the Property and Financial Affairs LPA, how it is paid for. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare, your Local Authority Adult Social Care Department will make decisions on your behalf. They might discuss it with your family, but they don’t have to. At Will & Probate Services, we offer the opportunity to make both LPAs, (Health and Welfare and Property and Financial Affairs) for just £400, plus the Office of the Public Guardian registration fees, (currently £82.00 per document). Call us today to make yours – 01778 382723.

In extreme situations, it can enable your attorneys to make decisions about life-

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Do I Have to Use the Property Lawyer My Estate Agent is Recommending? By Michelle Rickard, PDR Property Lawyers

This is something I hear on a daily basis, and the quick answer is ‘no’. When your estate agent recommends a conveyancing solicitor, licensed conveyancer or property lawyer, it is likely the firm they are recommending are paying them a “referral fee”. This fee, which can be in the hundreds of pounds, is usually passed on to you, the client. Read the small print before you sign any agreements! Every law firm should detail how much they receive from the estate agent for passing business to them. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) have a strict referral code. Solicitors and licensed conveyancers are required to set out a full quotation which details their fees, the disbursement costs and associated expenses with your transaction. They are also required to reveal how much they paid for your referral, and I suggest you ask them for details of the referral fee they have paid for your (potential) custom. In addition to checking the amount of money you, the client, are paying for your referred business,

I strongly recommend that you get at least three quotes for your conveyancing. Fees for leasehold and freeholds within different valuation brackets can vary widely. Also search for reviews of the firms you are interested in working with. In summary, when buying or selling a property it is vital that you appoint a lawyer that you can trust to act in your best interests; one who will have the experience to complete the transaction properly and in a timely manner, and who will charge you a fair price. Everyone has the right to choose their own lawyer. Both the SRA and the CLC rigorously state that its members are meant to ensure that their client has chosen them to act without pressure being exerted upon them to do so. If you are being pressurised into choosing a lawyer as outlined above, refuse firmly and advise that you will seek the advice of the SRA or CLC – this usually does the trick!

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History

Discovering . . . Lolham bridges

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olham is best known as a railway crossing over the main east coast line near West Deeping, but it does have a small farming community, a water mill and a string of five historic stone bridges, the oldest of them spanning the Maxey Cut just a few yards from the main east coast line and only wide enough to take single lane traffic. The bridges of mellow stone stand on the site of an important Roman road, a branch of Ermine Street which ran from London to York, and are Grade II* listed dating back to the 17th century but are still able to cope with regular use by modern cars and farm vehicles. The Lolham Bridges, as they are known, consist of a long causeway with several 17th century arches. One of the cut waters between the arches immediately north of the level crossing bears an inscription giving the date1642 but restored in 1721 while on another arch further north, which has projecting keystones, is carved the date 1790. The arch rings are quite plain but those of the four semi-circular arches south of the crossing are chamfered. It would appear that the whole causeway was repaired during the second quarter of the 17th century because it was referred to in 1621 by the traveller Sir George Manners who wrote that “the decayed bridge at West Deeping, th’ ordinarie roade

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way from Lincolne to London, are verie fowle and dangerous”. The railway line has attracted generations of train spotters but Lolham’s literary fame rests with the peasant poet John Clare (1793-1864), the farm labourer who lived hereabouts and became known for his celebration of the English countryside. He described the road that now runs north to West Deeping from Helpston, across nine bridges and over two railway crossings, in his poem The Flood: On Lolham Brigs in wild and lonely mood Ive seen the winter floods their gambols play Through each old arch that trembled while I stood Bent oer its wall to watch the dashing spray During the poet’s lifetime, the land around Lolham Bridges would have been the open fields that existed before the Enclosure Acts were introduced, regularly flooded in winter and a favourite haunt for a man who was totally immersed in nature with ample opportunity to study his beloved wildlife. Indeed, the area today remains a magnet for nature lovers and the perfect place to observe kingfishers, nightingales and sedge warblers, large numbers of wintering duck and over 200 species of plants. Archive photograph of the main Lolham Bridge from 2006. f e br u ary 2 0 1 8


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Pets and Vets

Mrs Tiggy Winkle is Becoming Endangered - Alder Vets can help you to help them by Zoe Reeve from Alder Vets

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id you know that you might have a prehistoric creature living in your garden? Hedgehogs are one of our oldest native species – they shared the earth with sabre-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths 15 million years ago, and now they snuffle about in our gardens, helpfully eating the slugs and snails that damage our plants. Sadly, hedgehog numbers have declined sharply over the last fifty years, with the estimated population dropping from 36.5 million to just 1.5 million. Habitat loss has played a big role in their decline, as the hedgerows they call home are destroyed. Despite their reduced numbers, we still see plenty of hedgehogs here in the practice, particularly as autumn turns to winter and those who are too small or unwell to hibernate are often found wandering about in daylight, a common sign of illness in this nocturnal species. When a hedgehog is brought to us, our first task after examining it for injuries, is to warm it up as they are often hypothermic. We weigh the hedgehog – they need to weigh around 550-600g to survive hibernation, and many of the youngsters found at the beginning of winter are barely halfway to this goal. We will also often take a faecal sample to examine under the microscope – wild hedgehogs almost always have some internal worms which don’t usually bother healthy adults, but if the number of worms becomes too high, the infestation can make the hedgehog very ill and is sometimes fatal. We examine the sample to check how many worm eggs and larvae are present, and to identify the species so that we can begin the appropriate course of treatment, which usually involves daily injections for two weeks.

it is and call your vets for advice before moving it. If you are going to handle a wild hedgehog, put on gloves or use a towel – not only are they prickly, but they are also often carrying fleas and ticks! Place the poorly hedgehog in a box with a hot water bottle wrapped in a thick towel, and call your vet to arrange to bring it in. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society website has lots of tips for making your garden hedgehog-friendly, and instructions for making a hedgehog feeding station so that you can put out food for your garden visitors without it being eaten by neighbourhood cats or foxes (cat food is a favourite among hedgehogs, although steer clear of any containing fish, and dried mealworms are also popular). Avoid using slug pellets or other poison, as this can be lethal to the hedgehogs that eat the slugs. If you are looking for a more hands-on way to help, we do have details of local hedgehog charities that may be in need of volunteers to look after baby hedgehogs until the spring arrives and they can be released.

Signs that a hedgehog may be unwell include disorientation (being out in daylight, walking in circles or staggering, not noticing when humans approach), excessive parasites such as ticks, noisy laboured breathing, leaving food uneaten and not curling into a ball when touched. If unsure, it’s best to leave it where

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Events - February 2018 1st-31st - Art exhibition at John Clare Cottage of oil paintings

by Market Deeping’s artist in oils, John Mills. John is a retired plumber and builder-turned artist in oils, and has lived in the Market Deeping area all his life.  His exhibition covers local scenes, as well as some further afield and will continue until March 23rd. The Cottage is open: Friday, Saturday and Monday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Last entry to the Cottage 2pm.)

3rd - The Ladies Guild will be hosting a “fun” quiz in the Green

School, Church St, Market Deeping at 7pm. Teams of six, or book a single place on a team: £8 per person to include a wonderful Ploughman’s Supper and pudding. Places can be booked by ringing Julie on 01778 342737. Please bring own drinks and nibbles.

8th - Quiz, teams of four, at the Whistle Stop, Tallington, bonus prize money –warm interval snack: 8-15pm start.

8th - Deepings Heritage present a talk by Chris Carr, entitled

“What the Romans did for us in the kitchen”, with samples from Roman recipes: 7.30pm in the Conference Centre, Deepings School. Everyone is welcome.  £2 charge for non-members.

12th-16th - A variety of half-term workshops at Stamford Arts Centre, based on dance and musicals, culminating in a day of family workshops, “At the Musicals,” on 16th. For full details, visit www.stamfordartscentre.com. 13th - Deepings Coffee Club will be holding their next

meeting at the Priory Church Hall. Doors open at 10 am for a 10.30 start and the speaker this month is Sharon from Simply Hats. Members are invited to renew their subscriptions at this meeting and will also have an opportunity to purchase a ticket for our 50th Anniversary Celebration in March. Visitors are welcome to the February meeting, please contact Anne Winstone 01778 344003 for further details.

13th - The People’s Theatre presents “Don’t Dribble on the Dragon:” a show for ages 2+ based on the new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels. A spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family. Stamford Arts Centre, 2-30pm. Tickets £8 (£7): £28 family of four, from www.stamfordartscentre.com or phone 01789 763203.

Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ. Colin Ward will be giving a talk on “New Zealand Gardens and Plants.” Visitors welcome: £4. Angie, 01733 222367, janda.salix@ gmail.com.

20th - West Deeping Heritage Group: Robert Beasley presents The Lower Welland Valley Villages, “A topographical story of their development from Bronze Age to Enclosure”. This talk will show how the Welland has changed course over millennia and how this has affected the positioning and development of the villages to the north of Peterborough. 16thC maps transcribed to Ordnance Survey grids will show how farmers’ flood defences can still be found on the ground today and will suggest how Richard De Rulos diverted the Welland and why the Romans were frightened of lumps. 7 p.m. for refreshments before the talk starts at 7.30 p.m. Village Hall, King Street, West Deeping. All welcome £2.50. Contact: www.wdheritage@ hotmail.co.uk or phone 01778 344768.

20th - The Deepings Flower Club open their New Season

with a visit from David Wright, his demonstration is entitled ‘All Things Bright & Beautiful’. By the time we get to mid - February we will be really ready to have our spirits lifted!  A warm welcome awaits new members who wish to go along to the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James, 7pm for 7.30pm.  Tea & coffee with a raffle of all the flower arrangements: enquiries Mrs Sue Lee, 01778 560362.

21st - Deepings Camera Club’s February speaker is Mark Buckley Sharp, who will be talking on Cappadocia “ Poetry in Rocks.” 7-30pm at Deepings Community Centre, Douglas Road, Market Deeping, all welcome. 24th - The Rotary Club of the Deepings Quiz Night at the

Community Centre Market Deeping: tables of six, £10 per person to include supper. Bring your own drinks, glasses provided. 7pm for a 7-30pm start. For tickets, contact Mary Martin 01778 343927.

24th - Quiz Night at Langtoft Village Hall 7-00pm start: £2 per person, please bring your own drinks and nibbles.

16th - Lincs Wildlife Trust meeting, 7-30pm at Bourne Methodist Church Hall, with speaker Chris Howes. Chris has been a Countryside Ranger for more than 30 years in various locations, from North Wales to Dorset, and will be talking on “My Wildlife in Grimsthorpe Park”. For the last 20 years, he has been hiding in Grimsthorpe Park trying to manage the limestone grassland and wood pasture and find rare moths! £150 donation - children free, (admission, that is!) Refreshments available. Visit the website at www.lincstrust.org.uk. 17th-18th - Deepings Camera Club Annual Exhibition at

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Gigs and Musical Events - February 2018 1st - Jazz at The Toft House Hotel, at 8 00 pm: Stamford Jazz

Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Admission £10, booking advisable, 01778 590335.

Church, Deeping St James, PE6 8NP. Tickets £10 - U12s £5- to include themed refreshments – available from the Priory ticket office 01778 343860 or on the door.

1st - In conjunction with the Lincolnshire Rural Touring Scheme,

14th - Tune in to BBC Radio Lincs 94.9FM at 6pm where

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are performing in concert at Morton Village Hall at 7-30pm. Twice winners, 2013 and 2016, in the Best Duo category of the BBC Folk Awards, Kathryn and Sean are one of the most popular and respected acts on the British Folk scene. The performance brings a feeling of inclusivity and informality, whilst showcasing a variety of traditional and self-penned songs. Book early for this unique opportunity to see and hear this talented duo, without leaving the village. Tickets: Adults £10.00, 11 – 18yrs £5.00, under 11yrs free. Call 01778 570370 or e-mail rexcons@aol.com to reserve.

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- Live Country Music evening at Masonic Centre Hall, 1-2 Roman Bank, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9LQ (please note the change of venue.) First-class country singers from around the UK, this month Jim Worton: whether you’re a line dancer or a listener, these evenings are for everyone who appreciates good Country music. Entrance £9 - no bar, so bring your own drinks. For further information, phone Donna 01778 421932 or 07718972329.

Pennyless will be appearing live on Tom Lane’s radio show.

16th - Lawrence’s “Singaround,” 8pm at the Golden Pheasant, 1 Main Rd, and Etton: all welcome: acoustic and electric – free. 17th - If Indie is your type of music then why not go along to

the Deeping Stage, where a very good Indie covers band, The Strellies, are playing from 9-30pm?

22nd - Open Mic, Acoustic Café, at John Clare Cottage

cafe, Woodgate, Peterborough, PE6 7ED: 6.30 for 7pm start. Organiser: Rev. Dave Maylor (blues guitar) - details 01733 253330. 23rd - Blowzabella return to Stamford Arts Centre as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary’s St, Stamford, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (£6 under 18s) - phone 01780 763203 or visit www.stamfordartscentre.com .

24th - Karaoke at the Whistle Stop Pub, Tallington: 8 ’til late. 24th - The Deeping Stage welcomes Audios tonight at

3 - Rock, Pop and boogie with Cuttin Loose at the Deeping Stage tonight from 9-30pm. rd

4th - Relax and unwind with Pennyless at Mama Liz’s, Stamford. 4-6pm, free.

6 - The Masons Folk and Acoustic Club: Singers and Musicians wanted, all instruments, abilities and ages welcome! Singaround style, any kind of tunes and traditional music, even an ‘open stage’ section if you like! 8pm at the Mason’s Arms, South St, Bourne. For further details, phone Dean on 01778 570115. th

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Regular Clubs The Deepings Camera Club meet every Wednesday from September to May at the Market Deeping Community Centre in Douglas Road Market Deeping.

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Bingo Clubs every Friday and Sunday from 1st September at the Green School Church St Market Deeping doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, admission £1 and 50p for tea coffee and biscuits. £5 a book, £1 for a flyer and £1per raffle ticket. For more details phone Trisha on 01778 346348

10th - “One for the Road” a highly recommended Indie covers

The Rotary Club of The Deepings Part of one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organisations in the world ; serving the needs of communities and promoting peace worldwide by initiating thousands of humanitarian projects. Register your interest on our website: http://rotary-ribi.org/clubs/ contact.php?ClubID=413 [1] or email Club Secretary Jenny Spratt, jennyspratt@btinternet.com”

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- The Acoustic Strawbs: With a success-packed timeline going all the way back to 1967, the Strawbs are as exhilarating today as they ever were, definitely not a band to miss. Stamford Arts Centre: 8pm start, tickets £18 (£16) - 01780 763203 or visit www.stamfordartscentre.com.

band playing music from the likes of Kasabian, Oasis and Killers at the Deeping Stage tonight from 9-30pm.

11th - “Aspects of Love” : Don’t miss out on this wonderful

opportunity to enjoy a fantastic selection of Valentines-themed hits from the Rutland Big Band and Singers: start 3pm. The concert marks the start of the 2018 concert series at the Priory Events are brought to you by Hilary Bloomer. To send in your events please contact her via hilary@discoveringmagazines.co.uk or phone 01778 421427 / 07837 499061

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Priory Youth Players / Priory Players. Amateur dramatics for ages four years and upwards. We rehearse for pantomime every Monday and Wednesday at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St.James, from September to January. Acting workshops for teenagers and adults in February and March. Contact Kate Redhead on pypdsj@ gmail.com for details on places - (waiting list may apply) or visit our Facebook page. The Young at Heart Club meets alternate Tuesdays at Coronation Hall, Market Deeping. Programme includes speakers, games, quizzes and trips. Contact Trisha on 01778 346348. Deep In Friends meets alternate Tuesdays at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James 2-4pm. Programme includes craft activities, quizzes, games, outings & speakers.

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2017: You can’t have forgotten already! 1) 2)

Which city was Britain's 'City of Culture' for 2017?

Which football club became the first non-league side to reach the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup for 103 years, when they beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor?

3) Which police force made history when they appointed Cressida Dick as Commissioner, the first woman to hold the role in their 188-year history? a) The Met b) GMP c) West Midlands. 4) George Osborne left politics to become the editor of which London newspaper? 5)

6) 7)

The new £1 coin was released in 2017. How many sides does it have?

Tim Farron resigned as leader of which British political party, following the summer's General Election?

Who won the 2017 FA Cup Final? a) Arsenal b) Chelsea c) Manchester United.

8) At the 74th Golden Globe Awards held in Hollywood, which film won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy? 9)

Who was listed by Forbes as the second most powerful woman in the world, behind Angela Merkel?

10) In January, over 1 million people signed a petition in the UK in an attempt to stop who from entering the country? 11) What landmark did Queen Elizabeth II pass on February 6th 2017? 12) At the 59th Grammy awards in February, who won the Best Record of the Year and Song of the Year?

13) Which aerospace manufacturer founded by Elon Musk, said that it would take two space tourists on an orbit of the moon? 14) Who won golf’s Open Championship?

15) Who headlined the benefit concert when the M.E.N Arena in Manchester re-opened? 16) In May, the Eurovision Song Contest was won by which country?

17) Donald Trump was reported to have hung up on a telephone call to which head of state during a heated exchange over immigration? 18) Alistair Cook resigned from which role?

19) Which golf course has, after 237 years, finally allowed women to be admitted as members? a) Muirfield b) Royal Birkdale c) Troon. 20) Who was at the top of the Forbes Rich List for 2017?

Gone, but not forgotten: all these questions concern personalities who sadly passed away in 2017:

21) This British socialite and friend of the Royal Family, who died in February, was runner-up in 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' in 2002. 22) Born William West Anderson, which actor found fame as Batman, the caped crusader? 23) Welsh actor known for his starring role in the TV sitcom, 'Shelley', and also 'The Virgin Soldiers'.

24) Who was the theatre, opera and film director, who died in September, and was director of the National Theatre from 1973 to 1988?

25) Leo Baxendale was a cartoon artist, responsible for 'The Bash Street Kids' and 'Minnie the Minx', but in which comic did they appear? 26) Longest serving Blue Peter presenter, fondly remembered for "Get down Shep". 27) Which actor, famous for starring in Last of the Summer Winé, was also the voice of Wallace in the 'Wallace and Gromit' films?

28) One of the outstanding sportswomen of her generation, she was the first woman to hit a six in a Test Match.

29) He married Queen Elizabeth's younger sister and took the title of Lord Snowdon, but what was his birth name? 30) Musician/songwriter whose biggest hit was 'Where do you go to (my lovely)?'

ANSWERS: 1) Hull, 2) Lincoln City, 3) The Met. 4) The Evening Standard, 5) Twelve, 6) Liberal Democrats, 7) Arsenal, 8) La La Land, 9) Theresa May, 10) Donald Trump, 11) 65th anniversary of her accession to the throne, 12) Adele, 13) SpaceX, 14) Jordan Speith, 15) Noel Gallagher, 16) Portugal, 17) Malcolm Turnbull – Australian Prime Minister, 18) England Cricket Captain, 19) Muirfield, 20) Bill Gates, 21) Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, 22) Adam West, 23) Hywel Bennett, 24) Sir Peter Hall, 25) The Beano, 26) John Noakes, 27) Peter Sallis, 28) Rachel Heyhoe-Flint, 29) Antony Armstrong-Jones, 30) Peter Sarstedt.

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School News Butt Masters Achieve Lego Success for The Deepings School On a Saturday morning in early January, The Deepings School provided two teams, Butt Masters and Technose, to participate in the First Lego League, embarking on a full day of challenges revolving around the theme of “hydrodynamics”, (water).

Exciting Times at Market Deeping Primary School 2018 is going to be an exciting year for Market Deeping Community Primary School. Building work will soon begin on a new hall, studio space, offices and classroom, as the school prepares for expansion to cater for the town’s growth in coming years. However, it is not just the physical side of the school that is changing. The staff at the school are reviewing the curriculum and building links with the wider community. January alone will see Years 5 and 6 visiting the Houses of Parliament and holding a debate; Reception will be stargazing with Peterborough’s Astronomy Society (they have been invaded by aliens and are hoping to guide them home pictured); Years 1 and 2 are learning all about food and hope to visit local restaurants and have their own pop-up restaurant for their parents; Years 3 and 4 will be comparing their lives with people in India. The school is keen to develop further links with the community and would like to invite people in to present awards in our Friday assemblies. If you work locally, volunteer for a society or support community projects, please get in touch.

Each team had to present their water-based project to a panel of professional engineers from Park Air Systems. Then their robot design and control programme was explained to software engineers to include information about their design choices. With four attempts to gain the best possible score in the Robot challenge, the Technose team gained 70 points, placing them in the top four, but the Butt Masters achieved 150 points and won the trophy for the highest score. Teams had a packed timetable and were fully engaged in all the tasks. At the end of the day, judges commented on the professionalism of both teams and awarded the Technose team the “Best Teamwork Award”, but the Butt Masters team performed extremely well in all categories and were crowned Regional Champions for South Lincolnshire! As winners, they will represent both The Deepings School and South Lincolnshire in the UK and Ireland national final, to be held in Bristol. Well done to both teams.

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Linchfield Community Primary School Year 3 at Linchfield C.P. School has started the new year with a bang with the topic, “Can I be a Sat. Nav.?” The children have been looking at maps of different scales, with a particular focus on their hometown of Deeping and its history. They are now asking the question, “Where will technology take gaming next?”, which will involve the children developing their skills and understanding of programming and algorithms, alongside exploring f e brua ry 2018

how video games have changed over the years . As a part of this exciting topic, Year 3 will even be visiting the National Videogame Arcade Museum in Nottingham, which they are hugely looking forward to!

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t’s an exciting time for the Priory Church, and not just because of the season. The church has been enlivened by two new regular attenders – the Fisk donkeys, who put in a regular appearance when off-duty from their Skegness services. On Christmas Eve, they walked obediently round the church carrying Mary and Joseph to the stable at the crib service, and on Palm Sunday they lead the procession of singing congregation and choir into church, celebrating Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. Twice a year might not seem very regular to some, perhaps, but as there are many folk who only come half as often, they deserve some credit!

But the new lease of life does not come exclusively from the donkeys. We held a very popular pet service in the Priory Hall garden in the autumn, and look to repeat that in the spring. The first pet service was to launch our new 9.00am Allsorts service on the fourth Sunday of the month – all sorts of worship for all sorts of people, especially those who baulk at a full-blown communion service. The pet service was followed by a Godly Play service the following month (imagine a sandpit with small wooden figures being placed to bring a bible story to life, with the invitation to imagine how cold the desert was….how Abraham felt…how scared Rebecca was….and so on), while the next month we watched a presentation on DVD by David Suchet of the divine plan to send Jesus into the world. All the services last around half an hour and are followed by breakfast in the hall, with its newly refurbished kitchen facilities.

SKA We are planning to make the hall much more available to the general public and to promote it as a venue for wedding receptions, with the option of a marquee on the lawn outside. As yet, the Priory Wedding Package is in embryonic form, so watch this space! We are open to talks with local businesses to see how we might work together on that front.

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Another first in the making is the Priory Bake-Off during Lent; we WEDNESDAY 25 would like to invite villagers to bring along a different concoction £10.00 ADUL every Sunday in Lent. The resultant food will7.30PM be tasted by everyone straight after the 10.00am service, and people can vote for their favourite, with a small prize being awarded. The food to be cooked will be relevant to the season: pancakes, hot cross buns, Welsh cakes, simnel cake and a special cake for Easter. Spring also sees us hosting a number of music events, and it is hoped to include in the Music@The Priory season a Big Band concert and a silent movie in church, with organ accompaniment and big screen projector, among other events. Life at the Priory isn’t an endless round of fun, though: we have big challenges to face, such as how to fund the repair of the dry rot recently discovered in the hall. Grant applications are underway, and the church is doing its share of fundraising as well as donating as much as possible from rapidly diminishing funds. Yet we are convinced that God has a purpose for us here in DSJ and that we can play a vital part in the community beyond the church walls.

Hope to see you soon! Rev Sue, Vicar, Priory Church

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“Sorry mate, I didn’t see you”, is a familiar sound to cyclists and motorcyclists, and its acronym, ‘SMIDSY’, is becoming a regular excuse in motoring crashes. Would you believe me if I said that you are blind for between forty minutes to an hour per day? Well, you are, and it’s a visual illusion where the brain selectively blocks processing during our eye movements. This phenomenon is called saccadic masking, or visual saccadic suppression. A saccade is a quick, simultaneous movement of both eyes between two or more phases of fixation points in the same direction. Humans become effectively blind during a saccade, which is obviously very dangerous if you are a motorist. When your eyes look from one point to another, we don’t actually see everything in a smooth continuous stream, in the way that a shaky camera captures a video. We actually view it as a series of individually separate and distinct blurry images when the eye pauses. Each of these blurry and shaky images is separated by a period of temporary blindness. Our brain doesn’t like this motion of blurry images, so it automatically deletes the blurry details that come between those viewing points. This is not a problem. If you tried to process everything that you see, you would go insane, so your mind picks and chooses what to focus on. This is a trick of our brain which helps us to view things without getting dizzy or nauseated. The accuracy of our sight diminishes greatly, the further an object is away from our direct eyesight. Objects viewed directly by the centre of our eye are seen with great detail, but those seen with peripheral vision remain unclear. This

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