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Welcome to Your January Issue. And so, here we go headlong into 2019 at the same frantic pace that saw 2018 seem to flash by. I always try to take stock at this time of year of what has happened over the last twelve months, memorable events that have been highlights, other days when things haven’t worked out so well, one son ‘making a new life’ for himself whilst his brother will soon be considering his own post-A Level destination. Whatever happens on the international and the national stage in the months to come, let’s try to remember that the goodwill which we all share at this time of the year is still around, with plenty to spare, as we enter 2019. Our resolution is to continue to provide you with a lively, interesting, useful and entertaining magazine every month. Please keep the feedback coming our way, and all the very best for a happy, healthy and successful year.

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Fifty years on since man first landed on the moon, Monty Python first appeared, and Woodstock showed us Bourne hippies how it should be done – (tie-dyed grandad vests and flowers in your hair on the Well Head? Well, really!) This month’s issue, as ever, will give you plenty of valuable advice from our wonderful contributors, whether it be in the sphere of health issues, legal matters, finance, travel, computer problems, consumer affairs and pets … the list goes on! Resolution #1 from me for 2019? A couple of one-liners each month, starting right here: Thanks for explaining the word “many” to me – it means a lot. My wife told me to stop acting like a flamingo … so I just had to put my foot down. Enjoy the words … and all the very best for the year ahead.

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4................ New Year – New Challenges with Renu. 6/8............ Empire Gym – Health in the news. 10............... Travel Column – ‘Six of the Best’ destinations. 12............... Your Health – Hummingbird hypnotherapy. 13............... Schools News. 14/15........ Tallington Lodge Care Home feature. 16............... January gardening tips. 20............. Home Interiors – Be inspired. 22.............. Consumer Advice – Beware pickpockets! 32.............. Community Matters. 34.............. Your Finances – Getting your ducks in a row! 38.............. Legal Corner – Double & Megson. 40............. Health – Advice from “The Ear Nurse.” 42.............. Will and Probate Services – Make a will. 44............. Eat the Season – Carrot and Ginger Soup. 46.............. Discovering … Deeping mill. 47.............. Seasonal delights from Vine House Farm. 48/49...... The season’s pantomimes. 50.............. More school news! 51/53........ What’s on – Events, Gigs Guide and Clubs 54.............. The Puzzle Page. 56.............. Pets and Vets – New Year’s resolutions. 58.............. Wagging Tails feature. 59/61........ Classified businesses directory.

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New Year, New Challenges, New Beginnings... by Claire Saunders, Renu - Health, Beauty & Fitness

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he turn of the year marks a time for many of us to reflect on the time that has passed and make plans and set goals for the new year. Increasing activity and getting in shape is often high on the list so, if this is on your agenda, now is the time to consider finding an exercise programme that will fit in with your lifestyle and become something you look forward to, rather than see as a chore. Mind Body Exercise - If improving posture, reducing stress and overall wellbeing are top of your list, then classes such as ‘Yoga’ and ‘Pilates’ are ideal. These classes are suitable for all abilities, but often include complete beginner courses this time of the year. Dance – Dance-style fitness classes are not just great fun, but there is lots of research now that confirms this type of activity can have a positive effect on reducing the risk of dementia and improving mood. It is also a great way to forget your troubles and enjoy the music. Classes such as ‘Aerobics’, ‘BEATZ’, ‘Zumba’ and ‘Belly Dancing’ all fit into this category. Toning – Most classes will improve your overall muscle tone, but classes such as weighted workout and ‘Legs Bums and Tums’ will work specifically with weights to music, to encourage inch loss,

delayed onset of osteoporosis and improved weight control. The Renu circuit-based gym also gives great results and only takes thirty minutes.

this principle with the added fun of boxing moves using gloves, pads and kick pads and ‘HIIT STEP’ is choreographed to music using steps and your own body weight.

Getting a Sweat On – Cardiovascular training is the more traditional way to exercise. Classes such as ‘Virtual RPM’ are perfect for this time of year when you can simply cycle your way to reach your goals with motivational instructors and no co-ordination skills required! ‘HIIT Training’ is also very popular for its quick results. Short bursts of activity with controlled rests between gives you a chance to challenge yourself but also work at your own level. ‘Box FIT’ uses

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HEALTH IN THE NEWS - STOP PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE by Matt Weston

Being a family that runs a gym means that, whenever the national news turns to talk about health, (whether it be trends, statistics or new discoveries), we now instinctively prick up an ear, stop and listen. Of course, health and exercise go hand-in-hand. Obvious, right? Yes, it’s obvious … or at least it should be! And it will be in the mind of millions as their new year’s resolutions, we hope, include a decision to be more healthy and to get to their local gym. So, why is there such prevalence of disease or ailment that could be aided, improved or even reversed with the right amount of exercise, allied with the right diet? Obesity and type 2 diabetes are two I regularly hear about on the news on TV, or on the radio. The three main reasons people might not exercise, in my personal opinion, are time, education and cost.

Typically, although people’s working hours are changing, the “9-5 life” is the most common, and it might seem the ideal scenario for having loads of time to train. Come in before work or come in on the way home. But I also recognise the challenges of full, congested roads or wanting to be together for family tea time at the end of the day.

only in Greater Peterborough, but the country and the world. I really believe that. Indeed, build an Empire Gym next door to Bannatynes or David Lloyd... we would win.

Given the opportunity, I wonder sometimes how many more members Empire might have if it were only five minutes from people’s work door. As what we offer, I, of course, truly believe is one of the best gym experiences not

The biggest battle since opening Empire has been against biased preconceptions. This bias though seems to sit with only a section of society. It’s not a section identified by geographical location or social class or affluency or indeed any

Education I want to talk about the way society in general thinks about gyms and fitness.

Time It’s very easy while running a gym to lose perspective on what people’s time limitations are. I can train whenever I want, within reason, although now, being a new dad and taking on a new arm of the Empire brand in large-scale, fitness events, I do have some added perspective. My training time is at a premium. I need to make sure I find time and be deliberate about ‘diarising’ it. It is important! Without my health, how can I be the best dad I can be, the best partner I can be and the best business person I can be?

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particular identifying demographic. It seems to sit with people who, through no fault of their own, haven’t found that fitness and exercise is their priority. They don’t look forward to it or, essentially, they have not yet experienced its multiple and sometimes quite immediate benefits. And I think this bias is perpetuated by lazy media. And I don’t think it’s the fault of ‘social media’! The News! Regardless of the channel. The news hardly ever takes the benefit of exercise and fitness as the lead component, in areas that should be shouting ‘EXERCISE’ from the London broadcasting rooftops! Most recently I have seen news (on the BBC) on the NHS pilot for an 800 calories-a-day, ‘liquid diet’ designed to reverse type 2 diabetes. “Thousands of people with type 2 diabetes in England are to be prescribed a very low-calorie diet in the hope of reversing their condition. Under the pilot, they will be restricted to 800 calories a day, in the form of soups and shakes, for three months. When the diet was trialled last year, almost half of those involved managed to put their diabetes into remission. NHS England has also announced it’s expanding a programme to prevent people developing type 2 diabetes. The health service currently spends around 10% of its budget on treating diabetes in England. So far, more than 250,000

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people who were on the cusp of developing type 2 diabetes have been referred to classes which offer advice and support on food, diet and exercise But Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, said industry needed to take action too. ‘The NHS pound will go further if the food industry also takes action to cut junk calories and added sugar and salt from processed food, TV suppers and fast-food takeaways’, Mr Stevens said. The announcements come ahead of what is known as the Forward Plan for the NHS in England, in which measures that prevent ill health in the first place are expected to be heavily emphasised.” (BBC News Website 03/12/18) I, of course, applaud this as positive news. But where is the reference to the obvious importance of exercise? Where is it? It’s effectively nowhere. Yet, if you take diet as 50% of the issue, and the potential for genetic predisposition as say 10% … that leaves exercise and fitness as 40% of the potential solution that is

currently taking up 10% of the entire NHS budget! But hey… what do we know? There is mention of people being referred to classes which offer advice and support on food, diet and exercise. Just a point of note… we have tried at Empire Gym to be allowed to take referrals from the local Health Centre and have been denied, as we are a privatelyowned business. And note the final paragraph of the quote… “measures that will prevent ill health in the first place are expected to be heavily emphasised.” Exercise then?! My clear frustration comes from the fact that there are thousands upon thousands of independent gyms, events and fitness professionals whose passion for their trade would go a long way to writing the ‘Forward Plan’ for him. Indeed, while it is perceived by many that the global fitness community is a step beyond the average person, or elitist, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Health that will prevent ill health”, engage with people whose passion, whose very life blood is exercise and fitness. Cost This seems a simple argument. Indeed, it is my mission to make sure people understand the difference between a £15 a month ‘chain gym’ and an independent one at £39.99. But there is more to understand. Before we opened Empire and stepped into fitness, our previous company was an engineering company. We were experts in a particular type of German manufactured, combination oven which was a leader in its field. We would install, service, maintain and offer expert advice on all aspects of this machinery. Our customers were businesses, (restaurants, supermarkets, pubs, universities, and football clubs’ catering departments). The point is it was a business-tobusiness operation. “Why is this relevant?” you ask. The answer is VAT – (Value Added Tax), which we paid then and which we pay now. The difference then, for our customers it was deductible as a business expense; for you, our gym customers now, it is not. But we must still pay it. So £8 of every £39.99 membership (20%, the current VAT rate) could arguably be removed if VAT were not chargeable on fitness-related enterprises. Or, in turn, if it were not deducted from the membership price, there would be more investment capital available for new equipment or for gyms to send

their staff to be educated to a higher level of expertise in things like …. pre-diabetes! There is a tax on alcohol and cigarettes and there is a tax on fitness. Remove the tax on fitness! So, for me, it is not the only solution to keep shouting about taxing sugars and penalising food manufacturers. Yes, food should be healthier, but ultimately people will make their own choices, dependent upon a myriad of personal circumstances and decisions. There will always be better or worse quality food. Like there will always be better or worse quality gyms. But we need to make the best quality gyms more accessible. We need to be allowed to accept GP referrals from the local doctors’ surgery. We need to have that 20% tax back to be able to attract more members and educate our staff and continue to

improve our product. And most of all, the public all need to be exposed to the inherent passion, knowledge and will of the people who make independent gyms work. These are the small businesses and people who step in at the root of the community and inspire and raise people up. The ones who talk, interact and listen. The ones who will truly influence people’s food decisions and dietary habits. The fitness industry and independent gyms need to be recognised, not only by their local communities, but by governments and news organisations. We are the key, and the foundation, for so much potential. Potential to prevent ill health. Potential to alleviate a burden on the NHS. Potential to save the country money. Stop putting the cart before the horse!

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Holiday Planning Time Already - Five of the Best for 2019

Clare Lockett

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Croatia One of Europe’s most diverse holiday destinations, Croatia offers you the sparkling Adriatic coast, dotted with charming towns steeped in the history of its many rulers. You could stay for a short city break and explore Dubrovnik or Split; have a winter shopping trip to the markets in Zagreb in the run-up to Christmas; spend time on pristine beaches; chill at laid-back cafes and chic bars; sail between islands or spend a week on a wooden liveaboard boat; have an adventure kayaking and climbing at Omiš or visit National Parks at Plitvice, Mljet and Krka.

Sri Lanka Growing in popularity due to its mix of picture-postcard beaches, impressive ancient cities, incredible wildlife and adventurous activities, Sri Lanka is similarly feasible as a summer destination – the southern and eastern coasts do get monsoon rains in summer, but the majority of the country is dry.

Croatia has the perfect ingredients for a great holiday - adorable fresh seafood, good local wine, crystal-clear sea, reliable warm weather, stunning local architecture steeped in history, and friendly welcoming people.           

The Caribbean Summer is also the time to strike a great off-peak deal in many parts of the Caribbean. Although this is the hurricane season, the risk of being affected is small, especially if you head for the southern Caribbean: think Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Aruba, St Lucia, Curacao and Bonaire.

Feast yourself on endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people and elephants, killer surf, fun trains, famous tea and delicious food.

The Canary Islands This archipelago ticks all the right boxes when it comes to sun, sea and surf, but is also home to Spain’s largest National Park, (Tenerife’s Teide). It has a compelling volcanic history and is peppered with authentic towns and pretty whitewashed buildings, where time seems to stand still. And each island – the main ones being Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote – has its distinct flavour, meaning there’s always a reason to come back for more.

St Lucia St Lucia’s position means it is below the hurricane belt. With an average temperature of 30°C along with little rainfall, it makes for a perfect year-round holiday destination. For a small island it packs in a lot. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the beach, there’s snorkelling, diving, sailing, fishing, Segway tours, hiking the Pitons, and Sulphur Springs is the world’s only drivein volcano!

Turkey Having come back into favour in 2018, Turkey lures holidaymakers by virtue of being outside the Eurozone, but also because of its gorgeous coastline, its breath-taking historical sites – ranging from classical Greek remains to palaces built by Ottoman sultans – and its fabulous food.

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Happy New Year... What’s the Resolution? What Will You Change? by Nicole Woodcock, Hummingbird Hypnotherapy The end of one year and the beginning of another is a really good time to change something or, even better, work on yourself. When was the last time you did that? The clients who come to see me are open to trying new things, but some struggle with the stigma attached to “visiting a therapist”. It always makes me wonder why we have this stigma and where did it come from? In America, almost everyone has a therapist and they talk openly about the fact that they do. Personal therapy, no matter who you see, should be really beneficial for your wellbeing and enable you to move through the struggles that life

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School News William Hildyard CE Primary and Nursery School education on a variety of national and local policing priorities with our Years 5 and 6 children. There will also be individual sessions with our Mini Police Officers.

This year at William Hildyard CE Primary and Nursery School, children have been given the opportunity to be involved with “The Mini Police Scheme”. The scheme is an interactive, volunteering opportunity for 9 -11 year olds, which follows a three-step approach: Education, Community and Reward. The objective is to introduce children to a positive experience of policing and to get them involved in the local community. The project is being promoted by the National Volunteer Police Cadets team, encouraging all police forces in the UK to take part.

As a Mini Police Officer, children receive their very own uniform and will help others at school. They will also be involved with community activities to enhance community confidence and pride, such as litter picking, road safety and inter-generational opportunities.

PCSO Rowena Everitt has been in school, encouraging children to put themselves forward to become Mini Police Officers. Children were asked to write a short speech about themselves and why they wanted to be a Mini Police Officer and present it in front of ninety children. Elections were held and six children have taken on this role. Over the course of the year, PCSO Rowena Everitt will be delivering

Baston C.E. Primary School Over the last few weeks we have heard that our PTA have managed to obtain a double-decker bus for us to use as a library. We are all extremely excited, as the PTA are now in the process of transforming it, and we can’t wait to use it! We held two Remembrance services on November 9th, EYFS Year3 in school and Years 4 - 6 in church. We took the opportunity to remember all who have fought to enable us to the have the freedom in our country and also to remember our much loved caretaker, David Swift, who was sadly taken from us last year. Mr Swift used to take an active role in all of our Remembrance services as he was a member of the Royal Navy who had fought in

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the Falklands War. Our Year 5 children enjoyed a sports session with a PE coach from Inspire Plus, following their day out at the MiniOlympics in June when they came third in a banner competition. Year 6 visited Stamford New College to participate in a range of ‘hands on’ practical activities. A great day was had by all, and they learnt a huge range of new skills including: tiling, surveying, plumbing, bricklaying … to name but a few! Our Key Stage 1 pupils have been enjoying music lessons with our specialist teacher, Sarah Young. They have been using boom whackers to enhance their learning.

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tallington lodge care home SET TO open phase two of redevelopment

The second phase of the redevelopment of Tallington Lodge Care Home will be opening to new residents in February 2019. The care home will accommodate sixty-one residents and will offer the highest standards of residential and dementia care. Tallington Lodge will feature a themed pub area, courtyard café, and a private dining room which residents and their families can use for special occasions and celebrations. The scheme has involved the partial demolition of the old care home to make way for a new, sympathetically designed, two-storey front extension, in keeping with the original Regency period rectory. The project will see an additional thirty-one bedrooms added to the new wing of the care home that was opened by the Mayor of Stamford, Councillor Tony Story, in August 2017. Phase two of the project will bring an additional thirty permanent full-time jobs and a number of part-time jobs to Tallington, as the home expands its care, activities and catering teams. “We are delighted that our project at Tallington Lodge is nearing completion,” said Country Court Care Managing Director, Alykhan Kachra. He added, “We are very proud to have created a beautiful building that our residents can call home and where we will provide a dedicated team of professionals who will deliver outstanding levels of care.” 14

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Tallington Lodge is built from traditional stone, whilst incorporating state-of-the-art design and functionality, enabling staff to deliver the highest standards of personalised care. The care home’s interior décor draws on the local area for inspiration; for example, the Welland Suite on the ground floor, named after the local River Welland, features tastefully designed sitting and dining areas for residents to enjoy. The superior ground floor en-suite bedrooms feature patio-style doors, opening directly out onto their own seating area, enabling residents to enjoy the garden. Residents will also be able to make use of the ‘boat house’, a beautiful outdoor sitting area, decorated with a nautical theme. This new build project is the latest care home to join the Country Court Care group, a national, award-winning provider of residential, dementia and nursing care. Winner of the “Residential Care Provider of the Year 2015”, Country Court Care has one simple philosophy: “Our residents and their families are at the heart of everything we do.”

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Margo Selby Studio is a textile design company that produces exceptional quality textiles for interiors. One of our most popular and asked-about ranges is Margo Selby’s stripe collection, “Sun, Surf and Frolic”, a collection of carpets that combines the simplicity of a stripe with the statement that comes from vibrant colours. Margo’s design philosophy is focused on pushing the boundaries of weaving to create contemporary stylish fabrics for a range of interior textile applications, uniting the very best weavers and highest quality fibres to produce beautifully crafted products. Margo’s expertise in weaving is central to all of the product development. The design process begins with hand-woven textile concepts, which are then developed with specialist mills and artisan weavers, to create unique textile products that include furnishing fabric, carpets, rugs and accessories.

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– Wicker and Cane Specialists With over thirty years of experience in wicker and cane furniture, family-run Wicker World prides itself in being the only cane furniture specialist in the area. So if you are looking for new furniture for your conservatory or garden, an oak cabinet for the hallway, a colourful rug to brighten up your living room, or just sprucing up your existing furniture with new cushions, Wicker World may just have what you’re looking for. Located on Towngate East, their vast 8000 sq. ft. showroom displays over twenty-five suites throughout the year, including furniture from the country’s leading suppliers such as Desser & Co, The Cane Industries, Whitaker Cane & A. McLean, all of which are available at competitive prices. With over sixty suites available from their suppliers, some of which are available in over three-hundred fabrics, they are sure you will find furniture to suit your needs. If there is a particular style you are looking for, feel free to call them on 01778 306 465 and speak to one of their helpful and friendly members of staff.

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If, like many people, you choose to hit the High Street straight after Christmas for your seasonal spend up – then don’t let the pickpockets spoil your festive bargainhunting fun. While you may be armed with a postChristmas shopping wish-list, you can guarantee that the pickpockets and purse dippers will be out in force to cause heartache and misery. According to last year’s police statistics across a number of UK cities, December 27th is when shoppers are traditionally out in force after Boxing Day and is the most popular day for thieves to strike. In Birmingham alone, £20,000 worth of valuables were taken by pickpockets during the festive season, whilst in Cardiff that figure was £27,000. As you would suspect, phones – in particular expensive ones – were top of the list, credit and debit cards were next, followed by purses, wallets, handbags and jewellery. It’s so easy when we are busy and in a rush not to zip up bags or put phones away properly, but it is so very important to be extra vigilant and careful at this time of year, especially in crowded shops and whilst in queues. Remember, pickpockets are very skilled at what they do. They know all the tricks and are extremely light-fingered, with most of their thefts only taking a second or two. Dos and Don’ts to Keep Yourself Safe Do keep purses and bags closed and secure at all times. Do conceal your wallet in a buttoned or zipped pocket where it doesn’t bulge. Do carry bags in front of you or diagonally across your chest. Do return cards to your purse or wallet quickly and zip it up or button it. Do use a money belt if you’re carrying a significant quantity of cash. Do keep your valuables out of sight.

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MEN UNITED IN SONG 2019: SUPPORTING PROSTATE CANCER UK New Year, new you? Looking for a fresh challenge, new skills and a great social scene to boot? Then look no further… Following its phenomenal success over the last few years, Men United in Song is back for 2019, once again raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. Launching in March, the project will sign up 40 local men with a range of previous singing experience (including none) to rehearse over 10 weeks for a charity concert at the Cresset Theatre on Saturday 11th May. To date the project has engaged hundreds of local men, raising many thousands of pounds for the charity, as well as inspiring similar projects across the country – a fantastic result! John, from Moulton Chapel, says “I was looking for something new to do and Men United in Song seemed like a great way of meeting new people and supporting a good cause. I wasn’t sure what to expect and it was quite a steep learning curve! I didn’t realise before that not everyone in a choir sang all the same thing together, there are harmonies too, and when it all comes together it sounds absolutely amazing! The whole experience was fantastic and performing in the concert was the icing on the cake!” “Having seen Men United in Song advertised in previous years and been tempted to get involved, I finally got the impetus to go for it when my father was diagnosed” says Martin from Bourne. “Although the idea initially filled me with some trepidation, 32

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Your Finances

The New Year is Upon Us - Time to Get your Ducks in a Row! - by Richard Ash & Matthew Biggs - Liberty Partnership Ltd

It’s January, the dust has settled after the festive period, and it’s time to start doing some of the jobs we’ve been putting off in the lead-up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. You’ve probably had an annual statement come through from your pension provider, or a reminder that your insurance policy is due to expire, and have popped them onto the pile in your kitchen, not to be looked at until the next one comes through the door!

fully understand all of the information you have been given, and that financial planning can easily become very confusing, so why not come and talk to us? We have a team of highly qualified, experienced and friendly financial planners on hand who are able to assist you in understanding any information you might have regarding your existing arrangements, but will also be able to help

guide and support you through all the various areas of financial planning, from retirement and protection planning to wills and estate planning. If you would like to make a start on getting your ducks in a row, then please contact the office on 01778 342291 to arrange a FREE initial consultation with one of our financial planners.

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Legal Corner

2019 happy new year

New Year and a New Face We hope you had a relaxing Christmas break, filled with happiness and treasured memories. Looking back at the previous year, we would like to say a huge thank you to all our valued clients. It is because of your loyalty and continued instructions that we are able to survive as a small general practice, providing our local community and surrounding areas with valuable, all-round legal services. We celebrated our fortieth anniversary in July 2018 and we are

looking forward to 2019. On behalf of the entire team at Double and Megson, we wish our clients and the rest of the local community all the best for good health, peace and happiness for the coming year. Andrew is a Conveyancing Executive with over six years of valuable experience and who has joined us from a national firm of solicitors in Peterborough. He has extensive knowledge of varied transaction types, including freehold and leasehold purchases and sales, re-mortgages, transfers

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s a trained nurse, I have specialised in caring for ears for the past twenty years. I am passionate about these fascinating organs and get immense satisfaction out of helping my patients leave the clinic feeling better than when they came in. I enjoy educating people and sharing my knowledge with them.

My EAR CLINIC has now been running for two years in Bourne, at The Wellhead Clinic on Abbey Road. I also offer HOME VISITS in the local area for house-bound patients. I have an Advanced Diploma in ear care, and over the years, I have cared for thousands of ears. I am trained in three procedures to remove wax from the ear : irrigation,(formerly known as “syringing”), instrumentation and microsuction, but my first choice would always be irrigation, providing there are no contraindications for a person. Advantages of Irrigation over the Other Procedures: Irrigation removes 100% of the wax, leaving behind no dry wax in the ear canal, so it lasts a lot longer. It is never painful, as the wax is soft and washed away, and not pulled away, from the canal. It is much quicker. There is no instrument being poked into the canal, so posing less risk of trauma to the ear drum. It is cheaper, as wax removal has now gone ‘privatised’.

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The problem with New Year’s Resolutions is that they are hard; they normally involve giving up something or going without, at a time of year that is frankly a bit miserable in any case.

runs smoothly when you die, and that your family and loved ones get the maximum inheritance, isn’t at the top of everyone’s list, but if you fall into one of these groups, it should be:

• Diagnosed with any degenerative condition. Remember, if you don’t have a will you don’t have a say in how your assets are distributed or who looks after your children if you die whilst they are young.

So, this year why not make a resolution that is easy to keep? You only have to do it once and it will give you and your family real peace of mind throughout 2019 and beyond … It is time to update (or make) your will.

• In a second or third relationship/ marriage.

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• Over sixty years old and concerned about future care needs.

So, get around to it today and call us for a free initial consultation on (01778) 382723.

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Local Butcher Wins Top Sausage Awards Local business, Grasmere Farm is celebrating after winning two trophies and four awards at Melton Christmas Show on Tuesday December 4th. The pork farm, which is also celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, has an enviable reputation for making superb sausages which has seen it win many awards previously. This year at the Melton Show, the Lincolnshire-based butcher’s “Lincolnshire Sausage” was outright winner of the Neil Smith Challenge Category for Best Pork Sausage. They also came first, second and third in the John Porter Challenge Category for Specialty Sausage for their “Pork & Stilton”, “Smoked Rutland” and “Pork & Cracked Black Pepper Sausages”

respectively. These are all available from their shops in Stamford, Market Deeping and Peterborough, as well as online and at their market stalls. Stuart Stables, business owner, said, “We are very proud of our reputation and winning both of these categories, facing stiff competition from many other excellent sausage producers, is a fantastic reward for the hard work the team put in, all year round. We constantly strive for excellence and getting involved in competitions like this is a great measure for us.” Member of the ‘Q Guild of Butchers’, Grasmere Farm also won last year at the UK Sausage Awards for their “Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausage”. Grasmere Farm has a

Sausage room team. Left to right. Luke Ryder, William Stables and Derek Smith. (Copyright Grasmere Farm). permanent unit at Melton Market and are present every Tuesday and Friday. The award-winning sausages will be available online as a ‘Melton Christmas Special’ pack at www.grasmere-farm.co.uk .

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History

Discovering . . . Deeping mill

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indmills were an essential part of the community in past centuries and most towns and villages had one, always available to turn grain into flour for use in making bread which was an essential part of the daily diet. There were many different types of mill powered variously by hand cranks, working animals, wind or water, although in later years many were converted to electricity. The tower mill which became the most popular, represented an improvement on traditional westernstyle windmills and was an important source of energy for Europe for nearly 600 years from 1300 to1900, contributing 25 per cent of the industrial power of all wind machines before the introduction of the steam engine and coal. Windmills in general had been at work for centuries and this part of Lincolnshire is best known for those which had been specially adapted for draining marshland by driving paddles to push water from the dykes into the drainage channels in time of heavy rainfall and by 1763, over fifty were at work in Deeping Fen alone to reclaim the large tracts of rich agricultural land we see today. The tower mill was a tall building made of brick or stone with a wooden cap that could rotate to bring the sails into the wind, a sturdy structure designed to stand much higher and bear larger sails, thus affording greater reach into the wind. There were normally four blades although over the years millwrights experimented with different methods and as a result twelve mills with eight sails, over fifty with six and fifty with five sails were built in England in the late 18th and 19th century, half of them in Lincolnshire. There were several such corn mills situated around the Deepings and the surrounding villages, all used mainly for grinding grain for the benefit of local farmers and villagers who paid a fee to the miller.

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All have now gone, the last at Deeping St James, a four-sailed mill which stood close to today’s junction of Broadgate Lane and Hereward Way, but by the mid-20th century was in a parlous state, having been derelict for many years with no sails or fantail, and so it was demolished in 1960 to make way for the residential development we see today. Other windmills in Lincolnshire that have survived the years have been preserved to become tourist attractions as part of our national heritage and so we are able to see the way it was. Archive photograph of Deeping St James mill circa 1960.

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Seasonal Delights with Amy at Vine House Farm Citrus fruits are at their best this time of year & our favourite is the blood orange. Smaller than other types of oranges with a thick skin often with a reddish hue. The inside flesh can be dark pink or even dark blood red, which gives them their name. The delicious raspberry edge to their flavour makes a striking addition to a fruit salad or try mixed with grated carrot for an unusual salad to brighten your lunchtime. Blood oranges are usually slightly sweeter than regular oranges so makes tasty freshly squeezed orange juice too.

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TRY...Pheasant

One of the green veg stars is kale. It’s very versatile & can be steamed, boiled, baked, or stir fried. For a simple side dish, try quickly sautéing with garlic, salt, & pepper until wilted. Great in soups & stews because its sturdy leaves hold up well to boiling & adds a pop of colour & texture. Also very nutritious in a smoothie!

Pheasant is on the menu for one more month, so give it a try if you haven’t before. Fry pheasant breasts with sliced apple & serve with parsnip mash, a delicious alternative to regular potato mash. Quick, simple & best of all British.

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OH YES IT IS. . . .!

THIS SEASON’S PANTOMIMES December 27th- 31st and January 2nd - 5th : GUILDHALL ARTS CENTRE, GRANTHAM. This year Polka Dot Pantomimes bring you the purrrrfect family pantomime, Dick Whittington. For further details visit www.guildhallartscentre.com or phone 01476 406158. December 27th – January 1st : STAMFORD CORN EXCHANGE. Following on from their hugely successful pantomime, Beauty and the Beast in 2017, local society, Stamford Pantomime Players, are proud to present this year’s production of Sleeping Beauty. For more information and booking, phone 01780 766455 or visit www. stamfordcornexchange.co.uk. Until December 30th : THE CRESSET, PETERBOROUGH. He steals from the rich and fights for the good, the man we all know as … Robin Hood! Join our dashing hero and his friends, including Will Scarlet, Little John and Friar Tuck as they try to rescue the beautiful Maid Marian from the evil Sheriff of Nottingham! With all the traditional pantomime elements, plenty of song and dance, and buckets of audience participation, Premier Pantomimes sprinkle some panto magic onto this ever-popular story. For further details and booking, visit www.cresset.co.uk/ pantomime/ or phone 01733 265705. Until December 31st : SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE, SPALDING. Polka Dot Pantomimes are back with another fantastic family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Expect up-beat singing and dancing, fabulous costumes and plenty of fun and frolics for the audience to get involved in! For further details and to

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book, visit www.southhollandcentre. co.uk or phone 01775 764777. Until December 31st : ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON. Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure, Peter Pan, starring TV and theatre star Darren Day; dance sensation Flawless; the hilarious comedy double act, The Grumbleweeds; and musical theatre performer, Rachael Wooding. With amazing flying effects, barrels of laughter, magic and fairy dust, join Peter and the Lost Boys, and set sail in the ultimate pirate pantomime adventure, complete with all of the ingredients audiences know to expect in this swashbuckling festive treat. For more information and booking, visit www. royalandderngate.co.uk or phone 01604 624811. Until January 6th : NEW THEATRE ROYAL, LINCOLN. The angelic Snow White and her lovable dwarfs battle against the Wicked Queen in a riproaring, high energy and beautifully crafted production of this firm family favourite. With a star-studded cast, including Amelia Lily, (from “X Factor”, “Celebrity Big Brother” and fresh from her role as Princess Fiona in the UK tour of “Shrek”) and well-loved TV presenter, Barney Harwood.  For ticket prices and performance times, visit www.newtheatreroyallincoln. co.uk or phone 01522 519999. Until January 7th: KEY THEATRE, PETERBOROUGH. Fly with us to Neverland and join Peter Pan and his friends in the magical tale of fairies, pirates and friendship.Panto at the Key means never having to grow up - with something for all kids (both

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big and small). Ticket prices from £12 - £18.50. For more information and booking, phone 01733 207239 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com. January 10th - 13th: STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE. Don’t miss this season’s amazingly magical and hilariously fun pantomime. Polka Dot Pantomimes return to Stamford with Dick Whittington, a classic suitable for all the family. www. stamfordartscentre.com or phone the Box Office on 01780 763203.

Lost Boys in the ultimate pirate pantomime adventure. Peter Pan contains underwater 3D action, so please bear this in mind if you are planning to bring children under the age of five or anyone of a nervous or sensitive disposition. If you have any concerns, feel free to drop us a line. Book today at www.trch.co.uk or phone 0115 9895555.

January 11th - 12th: STAMFORD CORN EXCHANGE. Adult Panto, Hansel and Gretel Go Down in the Woods. The Market Theatre Company is out to give the older generation a viable alternative to the family pantomime. This year, in their own unique style, they’ve taken the traditional fairy story of Hansel and Gretel and corrupted it beyond belief - packing it with corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo! Get ready for an evening of slick, fast-moving, farcical fun .Not suitable for under-16s. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets phone 01780 766455 or online at www. stamfordcornexchange.co.uk.

Until January 19th: NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE. From Sherwood Forest to Nottingham Playhouse, Robin Hood and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham are lighting up their panto stage. The ultimate pantomime villain, the Sheriff hatches a wicked plan to get rid of his niece and nephew, the Babes in the Wood, and claim their fortune. It’s down to Robin Hood to save the day and stop the Sheriff with a little help from his Merry Men and Maid Marian.Enjoy plenty of songs, dance, laughter and sumptuous costumes in their traditional family-friendly panto by Kenneth Alan Taylor.Come and join in with a festive fix of slapstick comedy, boos and hisses, and allround silliness – with the addition of good old Nottingham folklore. For more details and booking, visit www. nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Until January 13th: THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM. Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan. Comedian and actor Joe Pasquale will lead the cast in the role of Smee. Joining Joe on this seafaring adventure as Captain Hook is John Challis, known for his role as Boycie in the BBC’s longrunning “Only Fools and Horses”. With amazing flying effects, barrels of laughter, magic and fairy dust, join Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the

January 18th – 19th : The Priory Players, Market Deeping, proudly present The Little Mermaid, a family pantomime by Warren McWilliams, at The Deepings School at 7pm,(2pm Saturday matinee). Come and join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled, fantastic, fishy show! It’ll be a night of pure sofishtication, and you’ll dolphinately be amazed - it’s the plaice to be! We can never miss an oppur-tuna-ty for a fish pun, after all! Tickets from pyptickets@gmail.com .

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School News Deeping St James Community Primary School I hope everyone had a great Christmas and the new year has started well. The autumn term, although a long one, was a productive one at DSJ. Our sports teams were very active, with our Year 5/6 girls winning the local swimming gala and our netball team coming third in our league. In addition, our Year 5/6 girls and boys football teams performed well in local competitions. Musically, it was also a successful term. Our school rock band was greatly appreciated when they performed at The Market Deeping Christmas Market and our vocal students sung carols at five different venues in our local community. By the time you read this, over fifty of our singers will also have performed at a mass choir event in Sheffield Motorpoint Arena as part of “Young Voices�!

at Burghley House, to name just a few. In the new year, Deeping St James Community Primary School, Market Deeping Community Primary School and Baston CE Primary School are undertaking an exciting, joint reading project, where we are joining up with the local library to promote reading within our schools and in the local community. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year from all at DSJ? Ian Wilkinson (Headteacher)

Many classes have been on trips in the last term, with Year 6 having an Evacuation Day at Stibbington and a Construction Day at Stamford College; Year 3s having a Roman Day; Year 4s an Ancient Egyptian Day and Year 5 experiencing a Victorian Christmas

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What's On

Events - January 2019 1st - Join the Oddfellows for a New Year walk and refreshments, 2.00pm at Burghley Park. For details, call Chris on 01780 755705.

18th -20th - Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival: Friday night concert, Saturday procession, Sunday Straw Bear burning. For full details visit www.strawbear.org .

5th - Salmanazar, New Year “Trad Dance A La France!”

25th-27th - Catherine of Aragon Festival at

The New Year traditional dance returns with French musicians: Expire, Moussaka and Big Jeans,who will teach and play a range of traditional French dances. Beginners helped all the way. For more information contact adam@ susted.org.uk From 7.30pm at Stamford Arts Centre tickets £9(£7) www.stamfordartscentre.com.

8th - Deepings Coffee Club will be seeing in the New

Year at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James. Doors open at 10 am for a 10.30 start and this month it is their AGM, which will provide an opportunity to find out what they have planned for the coming year.  Also Brian Thornthwaite will be coming along to tell us a little about Deeping Men’s Group. Visitors are welcome. Further details from Anne Winstone 01778 344003.

10th - BMRC film night at Bourne Corn Exchange with

‘The Profile of Graham Hill’ being shown. The Club has a full itinerary of speakers throughout 2019 and members will be able to renew their subscriptions of £20 for the whole of 2019 at the January meeting. New Club members are always welcome.

10th - Deepings Heritage present a talk on “Medieval

Medicines” by Chris Carr at 7.30pm in the Conference Centre, Deepings School. Everyone welcome. £2 charge for non-members.

12th - The Friends of Bourne Woods and Bourne

Borderers Morris invite you to their Third Wassail! Join them in this Old English custom, 4.30pm at the Community Orchard. Refreshments and home-made cakes available. Bring whistles, bells, saucepans and wooden spoons to make lots of noise! Please also bring torches, lanterns and warm clothes. For further information, contact Sarah on 07760 468 052 or e-mail: secretary@friendsofbournewoods.org.uk.

17th - Deeping Community Library have a special

evening event, a professional “De-clutterer” (yes, there is such a thing!) is coming in to tell us how we can organise our stuff better!  Cost £3.50, tickets from the library. 7.309pm.

18th - A Pint of Comedy, 8pm, live in the Cellar Bar at Stamford Arts Centre, with Caroline Mabey and Lindsey Santoro plus support. Tickets £8(includes £1 off first drink voucher) from the box office 01780 763203 or www. stamfordartscentre.com. j anua ry 2019

Peterborough Cathedral and Peterborough Museum: 10-30am-2pm. The Catherine of Aragon Festival commemorates January 29th, 1536, when Henry VIII’s first wife was buried at Peterborough Cathedral after her death in exile at Kimbolton Castle. The occasion is marked by a programme of events on a Tudor theme. For full details visit www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk .

26th - No need to brave the elements, go along to

Langtoft Village Hall at 7pm and enjoy horse racing in comfort at their Race Night. Race cards are available from Langtoft Village Shop for £6, to include a Ploughman’s Supper. Please bring your own drinks.

28th - “Dirty Dusting” at Peterborough’s Key Theatre, 7.30pm start. A chance wrong number, gives three cleaning ladies, a great idea ‘Why not run a sex chat line?’ After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the phone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss, they could be on to a winner. This is a heart-warming, feel-good comedy which will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone.  Dirty Dusting is a sex chat line that really cleans up. Age Guidance: 16+ - Tickets £23.50. For more information and booking, visit www.vivacity.org. 29th- Circus of Horrors: Psycho Asylum, at the Key Theatre, start 7.30pm.The Circus of Horrors is back with a bang and a brand new show, Psycho Asylum which includes an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock ’n’ roll soundscape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter. Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre and daredevil circus acts, a stellar light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way there.Age Guidance: 16+ only, not suitable for children. Tickets £23.50. For more information and booking visit www.vivacity.org. 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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What's On

Gigs and Musical Events - January 2019 1st - The Masons Folk and Acoustic Club, Bourne: 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 Masons Arms, South St, Bourne. For further details, phone Dean on 01778 570115.

3rd - Open Mic, Voodoo Unplugged, from 8 to 11.30pm

at Mama Liz’s, 9a North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL. Hosted by Dave Bailey and Steve Gibbs. For further details, e-mail - david.bailey20@btinternet.com.

5th - Lee Major at the Deeping Stage tonight at 9-30pm. 10th - Jazz at The Toft House Hotel, 8 00 pm. Stamford Jazz Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Guests include Gary Wood  (tpt) - Richard Leaches 7 Stars of Jazz,   Martin Nickless (clt/sax) - Martin Nickless Jazz Band,   Rob Pearce (tmb) - The Mardi Gras Jazz Band,  Bill Coleman (bass) - Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen and Nick Millward (drums) - Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen. Admission £10, booking advisable, 01778 590335. 11th - Jazz in the Cellar Bar presents Dennis Rollins, a

leading figure on the UK jazz and funk arena, having performed with musical personalities including Courtney Pine and Jamiroquai. His work within jazz music has led to him being made an MBE in the Queen’s 2018 birthday honours. The trio will be presenting a wide range of music, from jazz standards to funk, one not to be missed! Trombone, Dennis Rollins; Organ, Matthew Ratcliffe; Drums, Andrew Wood. 8pm in Stamford Arts Centre Cellar Bar. Tickets £8 (includes £1 off first drink voucher*) from .www.stamfordartscentre.com or phone 01780 763201.

12th - Ukulele Workshop for beginners at Stamford Arts

Centre,10am: this light-hearted and laid-back course will get you playing this fun instrument in no time at all. Starting from the very basics of how to hold the instrument then move on to playing your first chords and songs. You will need your own ukulele for this course,; you can hire one on the day for an additional cost of £10 (payable on the day), but this must be booked in advance. For more information, contact Chris: info@ ukulelewithchris.co.uk www.ukulelewithchris.co.uk. Tickets £30. Booking at www.stamfordartscentre.com or phone 01780 763201.

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13th

- Glasshouse Acoustic at the Key Theatre, Peterborough, 2.30pm at the first- floor Riverside Bar area. A family-friendly and free afternoon of local acoustic talent from, It Comes in Waves, Press and James Morgan. For more information, visit www.glasshouseacoustic.org. uk.

13th - Captain Backwash and the Barley-boy Rafter Raisers at Mama Liz›s, 9A North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL. 4pm to 6pm, entrance free. 24th - The Outside Track, one of the best Celtic bands in

the world, in concert at the Baston Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough, PE6 9PA. Start 8pm, bring your own drinks. Most concerts sell out quickly, sometimes returns are available - ring to check availability - book or enquire on 01778 560497.

25th - Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: with its thundering rhythms, mesmerising ritual and beautiful instruments, Taiko really is a sight and sound to behold. 7pm at Stamford Arts Centre. Tickets £8(£7) from www. stamfordartscentre.com or phone 01780 763201.

26th - Stamford Chamber Orchestra, Sublime Strings, 7.30pm in the Ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre. Tickets £12.50(£10.50), £5 for U26s from www. stamfordartscentre.com or phone 01780 763201. 26th - Déjà vu, five piece rock and blues cover band

playing songs by artists such as The Black Keys, Kaiser Chiefs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Free and Bad Company, at the Deeping Stage, 9.30pm start.

27th - Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are

performing at Crowland Abbey. They are one of the UK folk scene›s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. “Songwriters par excellence: their music is tuneful, intelligent and soulful” (Roots Magazine).Box Office: 0333 666 3366. 

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS FEBRUARY

- Adult night starting at 7pm starring Ollie Spencer, Britain’s no1 tribute to Roy “Chubby” Brown, at Parkway Club’s Mallard Room. Tickets, from the bar, £10: over 18s only. january 2019


Community News

Regular Clubs The Deepings Camera Club meet every Wednesday from September to May at the Market Deeping Community Centre in Douglas Road Market Deeping. Langtoft, The Deepings & District Royal British Legion branch meet bi-monthly (every 2 months) on the 2nd Monday of the month at The Goat Inn, Frognall, PE6 8SA, at 8pm. Everyone welcome. Contact Phil on 07368 256898. 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. 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” 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. Contact Vanessa 01778 345113. The Deepings Lions Club Small friendly Club part of the Lions Family of thousands of others throughout the world. They have been fund raising in the Deepings and surrounding villages for good causes for over thirty years. The Christmas sleigh, Summer Carnival and the ‘World Famous’ Duck Race are some of the events that they help organise. A sociable lot and like to have fun. For more information call 0845 833 7489, visit our Facebook page or come along to one of their meetings held at the White Horse pub in Market Deeping at 8pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Stortytime at Deepings Library: 2pm. Every Wednesday. Market Deeping Ladies Guild – A small and very friendly group of ladies enjoying talks, demonstrations, visits and crafts whilst raising much needed funds for local charities and projects. Ladies meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month (excluding August) in the Green School Church Street Market Deeping at 8pm. Contact Kay Roberts 349021 or Heather Dawson 346574 for further information. j anua ry 2019

New Swimming Records Set at Scottish Nationals Tom Neal and Holly Leggott broke two club records apiece as Deepings Swimming Club travelled to compete in the Scottish National Short Course Championships last month. They were joined by Bethany Eagle-Brown and Lorna McGill at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. The quartet raced in twenty-two events against some of the best swimmers in Britain over the three-day competition, achieving eleven ‘personal bests’ between them. In the 200m backstroke, Tom broke Alex Thurston’s record set sixteen years ago, whilst in the 100m backstroke, he dipped under 59 seconds for the first time to set a new club record. During an outstanding weekend of competition, Tom went on to achieve new personal bests in the 100IM, 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly. Holly Leggott lowered two of her own 16-years age group club records in the 50m and 100m backstroke, and also set a new personal best in the 100m freestyle. Bethany Eagle-Brown qualified for seven events and set a new personal best in the 50m backstroke. Completing the weekend’s racing was Lorna McGill who made her debut in the Edinburgh pool. Deepings Swimming Club head coach Lynn Chapman said: “Congratulations to all four swimmers who qualified for this high quality meet. They all showed a positive and focused attitude to their races, and delivered some outstanding performances.” Picture caption: The Deepings quartet which competed at the Scottish National Short Course Championships: Tom Neal, Bethany Eagle-Brown, Holly Leggott and Lorna McGill

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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter K

The idea is that all the answers to the following questions begin with the letter K, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given. 1)

Which Franz wrote ‘Metamorphosis’? – Answer: Kafka.

13) What capital city stands at the convergence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile?

2)

What name is given to a lightweight, waterproof, hooded anorak? – Answer: Kagoule.

14) In slang, you put this … on something, which means that it’s ruined or comes to an end.

3)

What title was given to German and Austrian emperors?

15) Which Val played Batman in the film ‘Batman Forever’?

4)

What submachine-gun takes its name from its Russian inventor?

5)

17) What is the name of the long, loose, wide-sleeved garment, originally from Japan?

The Australian national rugby league team go by what nickname?

18) What movie monster's home was Skull Island?

6)

This soft white clay, used to produce porcelain, is sometimes called ‘China clay’.

7)

What popular form of amateur singing derives from the Japanese word for ‘empty orchestra’?

8)

With Astana as its capital, what is the ninth largest country in the world?

9)

Which two brothers played the title roles in the 1990 film ‘The Krays’?

10) Who was assassinated on June 5th 1968, whilst campaigning for the US presidency? 11) Now an ‘Egghead’, who, in 2000, was the first person to win £1 million on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ 12) What is the winged seed of the ash called?

16) Worn by a Scottish Highlander, what is a filibeg?

19) At which London railway station can you see Platform 9 ¾ ? 20) Where does the Gloucester Rugby Union team play their home fixtures? 21) Who recorded ‘Waterloo Sunset’ and ‘Dead End Street’? 22) What does a glass of Crème de Cassis become, when topped with Champagne? 23) What bird is sometimes known as the ‘laughing jackass’ because of its chuckling cry? 24) “Everybody was ……” according to Carl Douglas’s 1974 hit song. (Clue: It was “a little bit frightening” but not quite as scary as Mr Douglas himself though!) 25) This fairly popular Australian songstress’s name is actually the Aboriginal word for a boomerang – and yes, she keeps coming back... and again!

B) Train That Brain!

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 3: + 3, x 3, 2) 49: + 36, x 3,

4

5

/6 of it, + 5, x 3, - 15,

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/9 of it, x 3, - 27 =

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/5 of it, + 48, + ½ of it, x 2, + 88, 50% of it, - 89 =

3) 33: - 7, x 3, - 9, 4) 166: x 4,

7

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?

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/8 of it, - 65, 80% of it, + 77, x 2, - 88, + ½ of it, + 26 =

?

ANSWERS Section A: 3) Kaiser, 4) Kalashnikov, 5) Kangaroos, 6) Kaolin, 7) Karaoke, 8) Kazakhstan, 9) (Gary and Martin) Kemp, 10) (Robert) Kennedy, 11) (Judith) Keppel, 12) Key, 13) Khartoum, 14) Kibosh, 15) Kilmer, 16) Kilt, 17) Kimono, 18) King Kong, 19) Kings Cross, 20) Kingsholm, 21) (The) Kinks, 22) Kir Royal, 23) Kookaburra, 24) Kung-Fu Fighting, 25) Kylie (Minogue). Section B: 1) 78, 2) 333, 3) 13, 4) 965. 54

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What’s on at the Bourne Corn Exchange

Purple Zeppelin

All the greatest hits from the top UK tribute to the Bee Gees

9 March 2019 - 8pm

£14.00

30 March 2019 - 8pm

£16.00 / £15.00 Conc.

BOOK TICKETS Direct from the Bourne Corn Exchange within opening hours (8am-1pm Mon-Sat)

Call 01476 406158 Online at: www.guildhallartscentre.com bournecornexchange 3 ABBEY ROAD, BOURNE, LINCOLNSHIRE, PE10 9EF j anua ry 2019

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Pets and Vets

New Year’s Resolutions We’ve just been through our traditional Christmas (or “eating fest”), and if it was a good one, like mine, the waistband is getting a little tight and some New Year’s resolutions are on the cards. Weight problems are increasing in our pets too, with some estimates stating that as many as half our pets are currently overweight, with a significant percentage considered clinically obese. As out pets are fed by us, then it is something that we must take control of. Most people think that dogs and cats need a bowl of food a day, but how much is in one bowl? Portion size and the number and type of snacks we feed our pets affect the number of calories eaten by them.

If you are concerned about your pet’s weight, talk to your veterinary nurse. They will calculate the required calorie intake and work out a feeding plan with you. Set out their total food for the day in advance, including snacks, and stick to it, then weigh your pet twice monthly to see if the diet is working or if you need to adjust it. Is your pet a secret eater, or are you the secret feeder? Only you can be the judge of that!

Fat cells are laid down in the body when our animals are young and growing, and the number of fat cells then never changes. The cells get fuller or thinner, depending on the calorie intake of your pet, but they never go away, so overweight puppies and kittens are predisposed to become obese adult animals. Another contribution to the development of pet obesity is their owner’s misconception of “healthy”. Recent research has shown that 56% of cat owners and a whopping 97% of dog owners believe that their overweight pet is a healthy size – clearly not true. Most people will admit to giving their pets a few extra treats, but don’t forget that the problem lies with the amount, and most of us don’t weigh out the bowl of food, or count the biscuits we let our pets have in one day. Exercise can make a difference to the number of calories your pet needs, but if you have an indoor cat or an older, less active, dog then you will need to be extra vigilant. Most dogs (and some cats) are designed to eat anything they can get; it’s a survival requirement in the wild, so they always look hungry and will eat anything given to them. Those pleading, brown eyes, as they beg for a biscuit or two, is only instinct and it takes self-discipline by us to resist.

t. 01778 422863 e. info@bournevets.com 15 Exeter Street, Bourne PE10 9NW

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“We Shall Overcome Weekend 2018” Update The following reached us recently from Mick Groom, Langtoft organiser of the ‘We Shall Overcome Weekend’: “Thank you for covering this event back in October in your Deeping edition. As you can see there was a fantastic amount of food and toiletries donated, and £84 raised from the raffle. After raising money and food parcels over WSO18 weekend, we finally got around to spending the donation at Market Deeping Tesco, on much-needed toiletries for Bourne and tinned meat for the Deepings. Tesco agreed to reduce 550 cartons of UHT milk to just 14 pence, which brought big smiles to Maureen and Graham’s faces! A massive thank you to everybody involved. See you on 2019!”

For more information, visit: www.trusselltrust.org and www. weshallovercomeweekend. com/latest-news/

DE NTA L OF FER S FO R JAN UAR Y CAT SCALE AND POLISH ...................... £75 LESS THAN 5 EXTRACTIONS ....... £110 MORE THAN 5 TEETH.................. £145

DOG SCALE AND POLISH ...................... £90 LESS THAN 5 EXTRACTIONS ....... £160 MORE THAN 5 TEETH.................. £195

Alder Veterinary Practice, Spalding | 01775 766646 | 58 Bourne Road, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1JW Alder Veterinary Practice, Bourne | 01778 422863 | 15 Exeter Street, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9NW

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Local Dog Care Business ‘Barking up the Right Tree’! Local dog boarding company, Wagging Tails, recently celebrated the completion of its first year providing dog owners throughout the PE postcode area in Cambridgeshire with a home-based alternative to kennels. The business was launched in May 2017 by Shirley Lilley, who has put together a team of high quality ‘dog carers’ who welcome dogs into their own homes for a ‘doggy holiday’ while their owners are away. The service has seen a huge demand and the business is fully booked for much of the 2018 summer holidays and beyond. Shirley attributes the success of the business to the quality of her team of ‘dog carers’ and the focus she places on the welfare and individual needs of each dog, commenting, “I am lucky to have a wonderful team of carers who love welcoming guest dogs to stay. They treat all of their guests as though they are their own dogs, providing a wonderful standard of service and giving the dogs staying with them a true home-from-home holiday. Our owners get to go and meet their dog’s carer before the board takes place so that they know the person who is looking after him and where he is staying. They can then

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go away and enjoy their break knowing that he will be enjoying a holiday of his own.” Kev and Michelle, dog owners from Cambridgeshire who have used the service for their dog Poppy, had this to say about Shirley and Wagging Tails:

Wagging Tails’ Shirley Lilley with two of her dogs Bobby (left) and Berry (right).

“Poppy really enjoyed her stay with this lovely couple who we would definitely recommend. We received regular updates and photos from Poppy during the week which, although made me cry, it really helped knowing that she was settled. The whole process ran smoothly with all details regarding Poppy’s care and routine discussed and noted. I would have no hesitation in using Wagging Tails again.” If you would like to find out more about Wagging Tails dog boarding service, or are interested in joining their team of ‘dog carers’, please call Shirley on 01733 271 427, e-mail pe@waggingtailsuk.co.uk or visit www.waggingtailsuk. co.uk/pe

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DIRECTorY Business FEATURE OF THE MONTH...

Mr Clever Clean Peterborough for Trust, Respect and Customer Satisfaction Mr Clever Clean Peterborough is owned and run by Connor Drummond and Leah Page. Connor took over the Peterborough and surrounding areas when he bought one of the franchises from his mum and dad, Mark Cave and Bridgett Drummond in June last year, (when they decided to franchise the business to move on to a narrow boat!). The firm provide external cleaning, which includes driveways, patios, guttering, roofs, render cleaning and chimney sweeping. With their combined skills, they continue to establish the company’s reputation, ensuring that the overriding principle of high levels of customer satisfaction is achieved and maintained. Repeat customers highlight their working relationship is based on trust

and respect, often allowing them to complete the clean without the customer needing to take time out of their busy lives. Mr Clever Clean Peterborough use a cloud-based, customer management system that ensures that they can respond to enquiries promptly and efficiently - from the initial enquiry right the way through to the completion of your clean. The success of the firm has led them to take on more commercial work, working closely with the council and schools. In Connor’s words, “We pride ourselves on our returning customers and ensure that our new customers want to use us again in the future. We would like to thank everyone for using us and getting us to where we are today”.

Tel: 01778 329010 Web: www.mrcleverclean.com BOOKKEEPING

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DRAINAGE

Manley Drainage Ltd

FURNISHINGS

FOOT HEALTHCARE

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INTERIORS

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For all your Drainage needs

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Call now! No Job too Big or Small No call out charge

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Tree, Hedge and Garden Services

Mobile: 07474 208 358

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Specialising in all aspects of painting and decorating services, including interior and exterior for residential purposes.

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PC LAPTOPS AND REPAIRS

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M Oglesby Installations

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Sales • Service • Training Let me assist you with your problems. Virus removal to full re-builds. Upgrade work undertaken. Extensive range of new and used equipment.

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