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ANY INVESTORS who last summer managed to lock away their savings in one year term deposits have had a temporary respite from the difficulties of income generation. They will be very pleased they made the decision to lock in yields of 5% and more when they could. They will also be wondering what to do when these investments mature as safe yields of 5% or more are no longer on offer and they will join the rest of us who are making do with a very miserly return on their savings. It is unlikely that interest rates will rise much anytime soon and it is imperative that people take independent financial advice in respect of where to go next.

Presently for UK equities the average historic dividend yield relative to cash is close to a record high and suggests good equity value but before clients consider other asset classes in order to increase their income or potential capital growth, it is strongly recommended that they take Independent Financial Advice to ensure that any investment meets their risk profile and that they fully understand the greater risks involved with Equities, property, fixed interest and commodities. A big concern is those retired people who have seen a drop of over 75% in the interest rates on their savings and we would urge these clients to find a good independent adviser and ask for a review. Please remember that other forms of investment carry a greater degree of risk and that the value of the investments can fall as well as rise and it is imperative that you seek advice prior to investing.

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Carlisle Blues Fest

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on the British blues scene with his red hot Blues band. He will be appearing at this year’s Carlisle Blues Festival.

The blues forms the basis for almost all

modern music and its history is a strange but fascinating musical journey

across cultures and continents. It origi-

nated from the music played by Afro

American slaves on the plantations of the southern states of America with

artists like Willie Dixon, Charlie Patten, Muddy Waters, BB King etc enjoying brief but limited popularity.

The music of those artists filtered into

the UK in the 50’s and 60’s with artists

like John Mayall and Alexis Corner

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Stones and Cream and was to drive the popular music boom of the 60’s.

The Carlisle Blues Festival this year showcases some American and a pick

of the best of British blues artists. Headliner Earl Thomas with his 9 piece

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T PETERS PRE-SCHOOL have received an Award of MMerit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Preschool manager Margaret Bravo and Bruce Walker, Landscape Architect with Westwood Landscape attended a ceremony this month to receive the Cumbria in Bloom award from Lord Cavendish.

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fruit and vegetables grow in a fun and engaging way. Many of the ideas came from the pupils as they drew pictures and described what they would like to see in their new garden. Features include an orchard, soft fruit zone, raised herb beds, a vegetable plot, a bog garden and hedgerow with native plants to encourage insects and birds. An outdoor classroom area allows the teachers to make the most of this fantastic resource and to enjoy some sunshine when it occasionally appears! The garden was built by Story Construction who kindly donated their time and materials and was planted by Westwood Nurseries. It has been a hive of activity with enthusiastic young gardeners keeping each other in line with their new skills! They have successfully grown a wide range of vegetables which they have proudly presented to their mums and even asked for some on their plate! Margaret Bravo has lead the project with great energy and enthusiasm which has spread to everyone involved and resulted in the planned development of a second garden and play area for the pre-school which will complete the facilities required. The design of this area includes water and sand play, games and picnic tables, tricycle zone, sensory planting, natural habitat areas and a class amphitheatre: all within a safe, enclosed space which will be accessed directly from the indoor classroom. Construction of this adventure area will progress through the Autumn. If you are passing St Peters do call in to the allotments to see the new garden- it is the one with the rows of cute little wellies!

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Morag Brannock

W

ITH THE LATEST series of televised talent competitions currently on air it seems a great time to speak to someone who has witnessed the experience a little more closely. For that reason we focus on Morag; the mother of Andrew Johnston who put Carlisle on the map in 2008. I catch Morag on a Wednesday afternoon; Andrew has been practising on the piano and they are both resting the blisters having just returned from supporting friends in the Cumbrian Way Charity Walk where they were helping to raise money for the Radiotherapy Unit at the Cumberland Infirmary.

Initially their experience may never have happened. Having sent through an application in the same year as Paul Potts, he was unsuccessful. The following year Morag filled in another form, again thinking nothing more from it other than her son had a talent. This time however Andrew got to sing for the producers and was selected to sing for the Judges. Morag has always given Andrew her honest opinion and this is something he still appreciates today. Together, they just wanted the chance to hear Simon Cowell’s honest opinion of Andrew’s voice. Simon heard Andrew’s voice and the rest is history. Since the recording of his debut CD ‘One Voice’ Morag talks of how not much has changed. As a family they still do the same things with the only real difference being they now have an added parallel life. Andrew’s story and voice have touched people worldwide and with the running of his website www.andrewjohnstonmusic.com and the comments from as far afield as Bahrain and Argentina it is easy to see how Morag’s decision to fill in that form has made a difference.

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“..the mother of Andrew Johnston..”

Even with worldwide support Carlisle can not be forgotten. Morag sees our community as home and with the whole world to choose from it is nice to hear of the support we have given the family.

Morag’s support is the result of the love of a son and this is something we can all relate to. She believes that if you have a passion or dream it can not be left, dreams have to be followed. Morag is a big believer in praise where it is needed and also that talent is sometimes just not enough, work needs to be put in.

What has been Morag’s favourite moment so far…well his first audition in front of the TV cameras will not be forgotten but the event that really spoke of the culmination in all that Andrew has

worked for and enjoyed was when he sang in the Albert Hall. It is not difficult to feel the emotion when she speaks of her son in his comfort zone in his spiritual home.

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Her son’s voice may now have changed but her favourite tracks from the album, Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei will now serve as a permanent reminder of a voice gone forever. This though is not a bad thing, there will be much more to hear of from Andrew; with Morag hoping to hear his versions of Abide with Me and Amazing Grace and with Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli currently influencing Andrew, we hope it won’t be long until we get to hear his richer deeper tones. Morag tells of her own musical background as a not so good singer in a Gaelic choir when she was young. But with Andrews album entitled “One Voice”, to follow in the sentiment of the lyrics we hope Morag realises her voice is just as strong. “If you look around you’ll find there is more than one voice singing in the darkness”.

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ELL THE SUMMER is officially over and unless there has been a sudden burst of sun by the time this article has gone to print then it has been a pretty damp squib. Still, there was enough sun for those of you who managed to get your peas and tomatoes planted this year. If you followed the advice in one of our previous articles hopefully you have enjoyed a bumper harvest of peas just like me. Thoughts in the garden however now turn to the spring and the associated preparation needed for 2010. For this reason we have provided a little guide to what needs to be done in order to enjoy your garden in the hope that the sun makes an appearance next year. MAINTENANCE

It can all begin with the general tidying up of your garden and the collecting of leaves for your compost. And if you did indeed plant those peas then the best thing you can do is leave the roots in place to help increase the fertility of the soil. Continuing with soil, break it up nicely ready for the crops of next year. If you enjoyed fruit this year then remove your old fruited raspberry wood and prune your raspberries and gooseberries. Tidy up your strawberries and keep on top of the new shoots for even more delicacies to accompany your ice cream and Wimbledon. Remove your withered annuals and if appropriate shrubs can be removed and replanted if you take up enough root. For that extra kerb side appeal don’t forget to get your hedges and ramblers trimmed. As well as a great time to maintain your shrubbery it is also a great time to plant. LAWN CARE

For next years bowling green lawn continue to kill your weeds and make sure you aerate well, if needed dress areas with a good sharp sand. For bare patches or where there is disease, now is a good time to remove the offending area and sew or lay new turf.

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For those of you that like that bit of colour now is the time to plant which ever bulbs have taken your fancy. If possible move your pot plants to the greenhouse and continue with the bulb planting. Make sure you get a good firm bulb and plant anytime between now and November – but for the best flowers get them in now!

This year after tasting home grown garlic, I will make an attempt at growing my own which means I need to get them planted now. As well as the garlic, early vegetables can be sown. There is a good deal of work to be done in these non productive months but remember preparation is the key and it will all be worthwhile next summer – if we get one!

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The Gastroenterologists had a sort of gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. The Obstetricians felt they were all labouring under a misconception. Pathologists yelled “Over my dead body” while the Paediatricians said, ‘“Oh grow up!”

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This month our wild mushrooms are perfect for a great main course, why not try this—

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COLOUR – we have a pot-pourri of colour this season - teal, apple green, bright red, heather and various shades of pinks from fuchsia to more subtle berry shades.

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ELL THE SUMMER is officially over and unless there has been a sudden burst of sun by the time this article has gone to print then it has been a pretty damp squib. Still, there was enough sun for those of you who managed to get your peas and tomatoes planted this year. If you followed the advice in one of our previous articles hopefully you have enjoyed a bumper harvest of peas just like me. Thoughts in the garden however now turn to the spring and the associated preparation needed for 2010. For this reason we have provided a little guide to what needs to be done in order to enjoy your garden in the hope that the sun makes an appearance next year. MAINTENANCE

It can all begin with the general tidying up of your garden and the collecting of leaves for your compost. And if you did indeed plant those peas then the best thing you can do is leave the roots in place to help increase the fertility of the soil. Continuing with soil, break it up nicely ready for the crops of next year. If you enjoyed fruit this year then remove your old fruited raspberry wood and prune your raspberries and gooseberries. Tidy up your strawberries and keep on top of the new shoots for even more delicacies to accompany your ice cream and Wimbledon. Remove your withered annuals and if appropriate shrubs can be removed and replanted if you take up enough root. For that extra kerb side appeal don’t forget to get your hedges and ramblers trimmed. As well as a great time to maintain your shrubbery it is also a great time to plant. LAWN CARE

For next years bowling green lawn continue to kill your weeds and make sure you aerate well, if needed dress areas with a good sharp sand. For bare patches or where there is disease, now is a good time to remove the offending area and sew or lay new turf.

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This year after tasting home grown garlic, I will make an attempt at growing my own which means I need to get them planted now. As well as the garlic, early vegetables can be sown. There is a good deal of work to be done in these non productive months but remember preparation is the key and it will all be worthwhile next summer – if we get one!

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Morag Brannock

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ITH THE LATEST series of televised talent competitions currently on air it seems a great time to speak to someone who has witnessed the experience a little more closely. For that reason we focus on Morag; the mother of Andrew Johnston who put Carlisle on the map in 2008. I catch Morag on a Wednesday afternoon; Andrew has been practising on the piano and they are both resting the blisters having just returned from supporting friends in the Cumbrian Way Charity Walk where they were helping to raise money for the Radiotherapy Unit at the Cumberland Infirmary.

Initially their experience may never have happened. Having sent through an application in the same year as Paul Potts, he was unsuccessful. The following year Morag filled in another form, again thinking nothing more from it other than her son had a talent. This time however Andrew got to sing for the producers and was selected to sing for the Judges. Morag has always given Andrew her honest opinion and this is something he still appreciates today. Together, they just wanted the chance to hear Simon Cowell’s honest opinion of Andrew’s voice. Simon heard Andrew’s voice and the rest is history. Since the recording of his debut CD ‘One Voice’ Morag talks of how not much has changed. As a family they still do the same things with the only real difference being they now have an added parallel life. Andrew’s story and voice have touched people worldwide and with the running of his website www.andrewjohnstonmusic.com and the comments from as far afield as Bahrain and Argentina it is easy to see how Morag’s decision to fill in that form has made a difference.

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“..the mother of Andrew Johnston..”

Even with worldwide support Carlisle can not be forgotten. Morag sees our community as home and with the whole world to choose from it is nice to hear of the support we have given the family.

Morag’s support is the result of the love of a son and this is something we can all relate to. She believes that if you have a passion or dream it can not be left, dreams have to be followed. Morag is a big believer in praise where it is needed and also that talent is sometimes just not enough, work needs to be put in.

What has been Morag’s favourite moment so far…well his first audition in front of the TV cameras will not be forgotten but the event that really spoke of the culmination in all that Andrew has

worked for and enjoyed was when he sang in the Albert Hall. It is not difficult to feel the emotion when she speaks of her son in his comfort zone in his spiritual home.

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Her son’s voice may now have changed but her favourite tracks from the album, Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei will now serve as a permanent reminder of a voice gone forever. This though is not a bad thing, there will be much more to hear of from Andrew; with Morag hoping to hear his versions of Abide with Me and Amazing Grace and with Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli currently influencing Andrew, we hope it won’t be long until we get to hear his richer deeper tones. Morag tells of her own musical background as a not so good singer in a Gaelic choir when she was young. But with Andrews album entitled “One Voice”, to follow in the sentiment of the lyrics we hope Morag realises her voice is just as strong. “If you look around you’ll find there is more than one voice singing in the darkness”.

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Carlisle Blues Fest

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T PETERS PRE-SCHOOL have received an Award of MMerit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Preschool manager Margaret Bravo and Bruce Walker, Landscape Architect with Westwood Landscape attended a ceremony this month to receive the Cumbria in Bloom award from Lord Cavendish.

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fruit and vegetables grow in a fun and engaging way. Many of the ideas came from the pupils as they drew pictures and described what they would like to see in their new garden. Features include an orchard, soft fruit zone, raised herb beds, a vegetable plot, a bog garden and hedgerow with native plants to encourage insects and birds. An outdoor classroom area allows the teachers to make the most of this fantastic resource and to enjoy some sunshine when it occasionally appears! The garden was built by Story Construction who kindly donated their time and materials and was planted by Westwood Nurseries. It has been a hive of activity with enthusiastic young gardeners keeping each other in line with their new skills! They have successfully grown a wide range of vegetables which they have proudly presented to their mums and even asked for some on their plate! Margaret Bravo has lead the project with great energy and enthusiasm which has spread to everyone involved and resulted in the planned development of a second garden and play area for the pre-school which will complete the facilities required. The design of this area includes water and sand play, games and picnic tables, tricycle zone, sensory planting, natural habitat areas and a class amphitheatre: all within a safe, enclosed space which will be accessed directly from the indoor classroom. Construction of this adventure area will progress through the Autumn. If you are passing St Peters do call in to the allotments to see the new garden- it is the one with the rows of cute little wellies!

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Boertein Gardening Tel: 07817 332128

Hair & Beauty

Topaz Tel: 07850 491527 Aspire Lifestyle Centre page 9

Health & Fitness Trampolining Club Yoga Class

Home Help Bluebird Care

Jewellery

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Tel:591131

Peter Fletcher

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Trade Windows Kitchen Living

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High Society Tel: 792880

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Home Improvements Ladieswear Marketing

QIC Print Tel: 513 513

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Opticians & Spectacles Dolores Tel: 409404

RTU Optical Tel: 593300

Party Plan

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Open to the public www.rtuoptical.com

The Pampered Chef

page 10

Pink Leaf Catering

page 10

Pets

Pet Sitting

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Andrew Plant

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Piano Tuition Plumbing

David Howe Tel: 526338

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QIC Print Tel: 513 513

page 14

Bulman Tel: 597756

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Redfern Tel: 631144

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Printing

Property

Public Houses Restaurants

Botchergate Tandoori 546953 page 10 Fantails Tel: 560239

The Conservatory Tel: 561888

Television

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M R Installations Tel: 529419 page 16

Towbars

Towbars2U.com

07825 516301

Useful Dials Carlisle City Council Childline

Child Protect (NSPCC) Crime Stoppers

Cruse Bereavement Care Cuedoc

Cumberland Infirmary Drugs Helpline

01228 817000

0800 1111

0808 800 5000 0800 555 111

0870 1671677

01228 401999

01228 523444 0800 776600

Electric Emergencies (United Utilities) 0800 195 4141 Environment Agency

0800 807 060

Highways & Potholes

0845 609 6609

Police HQ

0845 33 00 247

Gas Emergencies Library renewals

Recycle White Goods Refuse Disposal

0800 111 999 607310

817200

606708

RSPCA Cruelty Reporting 0870 5555 999 Train Times Traveline

08457 48 49 50

0871 200 22 33

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Tel: 07756 254012 (Maurice Ridley)

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The premier agency dealing exclusively with the letting and management of residential properties in and around Carlisle, with:

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... for your party Published by AQA Magazines · Typeset and printed by QIC Print (Cumbria) Ltd, Unit 4 Brunel Way, Durranhill Ind Est, Carlisle CA1 3NQ · Tel: 513 513

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Autumn 2009 · Distributed Free to most homes north of the river Eden, also online

The Stanwix Directory : September 2009  

Local information for Stanwix and North Carlisle in Cumbria. Published by AQA Magazines.

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