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Other ‘April Fools’ The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest 1957: The respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree.

April Fools Day FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY In Florida , an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their ‘holy’ days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days. The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring,"Case dismissed!" The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? Christendom has Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays.." The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant." The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."

To this the BBC diplomatically replied, "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

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1962: In 1962 there was only one tv channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that, thanks to a new technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their TV screen. Stensson proceeded to demonstrate the process. Thousands of people were taken in. Regular color broadcasts only commenced in Sweden on April 1, 1970. San Serriffe 1977: The British newspaper The Guardian published a special sevenpage supplement devoted to San Serriffe, a small republic said to consist of several semi-colon-shaped islands located in the Indian Ocean. A series of articles affectionately described the geography and culture of this obscure nation. Its two main islands were named Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse. Its capital was Bodoni, and its leader was General Pica. The Guardian's phones rang all day as readers sought more information about the idyllic holiday spot. Only a few noticed that everything about the island was named after printer's terminology. The success of this hoax is widely credited with launching the enthusiasm for April Foolery that gripped the British tabloids in subsequent decades.

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The Origin of ‘April Fool’ Is it surprising to hear that you probably will already at some time in your life have been a "poisson d`avril" and even if your lucky enough to have avoided this title, you may well have inflicted it upon someone else. The poisson d`avril title has been sourced back to around 1582 in France when the Gregorian Calendar was introduced by Charles IX. This introduction had the effect of moving New Years Day from April 1st to January 1st. Now in those days this wasnt an occurance that could be texted, emailed or announced in the 10 oclock news and as a result many people only learnt of the change years later. Some even refused to accept the change and continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st. Those Frenchmen in the know, those who felt possibly a little superior labelled these people "fools". They were sent invitations to non existenet New Year parties, they were given "fools errands" and had numerous practical jokes played upon them. The victims became labelled with the title "poisson d`avril" or "April fish" as a young naive fish is easily caught. To strengthen this title a paper fish was often hung on the back of someone as a joke and it is probably a precursor to the "Kick me" sign which we are probably more aware of now. Always up for a joke the practise soon spread to our shores and the custom of prank playing continued to evolve. The Brits took it to the American colonies and soon the event took on many different International guises as it spread throughout the world. In England we only play tricks in the morning as it is considered bad luck to play a joke after noon - maybe we were a little to reserved! In Scotland, Aprils Fools Day was linked strangely to the buttocks and has been referred to as Taily Day, with those who succumb to the jokes being referred to as a "Gowk" You may have seen recent coverage in Portugal where "Fools Day" falls on the Sunday and Monday before Lent and people throw flour at their friends. In India the Huli Festival is celebrated on March 31 and people play pranks and paint each other with vibrant colours to celebrate the arrival of Spring. So wherever you are in the world, the madness of Spring may find you when you least expect it; its probably best that way. Theres nothing wrong with being a fish this April!

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ext year sees the 20th Anniversary of Carlisle’s Eden Valley Hospice. After many years of fundraising, the Hospice opened in 1991 and has since provided care and support for over 5,000 people from the local Cumbrian community. The Hospice operates as a 12 bedded adult in-patient unit; a 5 bedded Children’s Hospice as well as providing day hospice care for adults and children / young people. The Hospice helps its patients enjoy a better quality of life, often enabling them to do those things which they thought had gone forever.

The Hospice provides specialist care and loving support for adults and children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses including cancer, and other conditions such as motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis, heart failure, chronic lung diseases, renal failure and chronic neurological conditions. They provide the highest standards of nursing and medical care, in a warm, caring and friendly atmosphere that helps to sustain the quality of life and dignity and to provide patients with relief from pain. The care provided does not stop with the patients; the families, friends and carers of patients also benefit from the same loving support, help and counselling, as such illnesses affect whole families.

With current figures showing that one in three people will contract one of the 200 known forms of cancer at some point in their lives and a 30% increase expected due to the ever-increasing age of the population, it easy to see why the Hospice is needed.

It costs nearly £6,000 a day to run the hospice and after the NHS and the local Primary Care Trust have contributed towards these running costs, the Hospice is left with the unenviable prospect of having to raise a shortfall of close to £2million this year to be able to continue to offer their service. There are lots of ways you can support the hospice from making a one-off donation to becoming a regular supporter or getting together with some friends and taking part in one of their organised challenges.

“Proving ever popular with the ladies is the now annual Carlisle Midnight Walk....what a great night...” Proving ever popular with the ladies is the annual Carlisle Midnight Walk... what a great night! Last year over £150,000 being raised.

Entry for the 6 mile walk is £10.00 and every walker will receive a special Hospice Tee-Shirt, Glow stick and refreshments for the walk as well as a special certificate and medal.

This year to further the occasion the party will start at 9.30pm with one of the countries top Take That tribute bands - Take That Now who will provide entertainment from about 10.15pm. The 25 June is also the first anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson and to mark the occasion as a "Thriller" of a night there may be some intense "Moonwalking" as part of the warm up. Feel free to wear fancy dress and if you like you can bring along your dog. You blokes need not feel left out on the 30th May you can raise funds for the hospice by zip sliding 1000ft over the River Eden and Hadrians Wall and of course you can always take part in the Santa Dash for the Hospice in December.

Eden Valley Hospice has helped so many people and made a big difference to the lives of those affected by cancer and life limiting illnesses. Why not help them and do something a little different yourself. See you there…

More ‘April Fools’ The Left-Handed Whopper 1998: Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc. All but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."

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Chef’s Notes

Spotlight on a local business

One of the most popular dishes served in

The Conservatory Restaurant is this dish.

Salmon Gravalax with mustard and dill sauce (Serves 10-12) 1 kilo Fresh Salmon (Scaled & pin boned with shin left on. In 2 matching 500g pieces)

200ml Brandy

85g Granulated Sugar 85g Sea Salt

Large bunch of Dill (Roughly chopped) Dressing

200g Sweet Mustard

50g Granulated Sugar 140g Mayonnaise

50ml White Wine Vinegar

Small bunch of Dill (Chopped)

1) Lay out a large piece of foil and lay down one piece of salmon, skin side down. Rub half of the brandy into the flesh. Mix the sugar & salt together and sprinkle half of the mixture onto the salmon. Put the roughly chopped dill on top then the remaining salt & sugar mix. 2) Rub the remaining brandy into the second piece of salmon and place it on top of the other wrapping the foil around tightly. 3) Place the salmon parcel between two trays with a heavy weight on top and store in fridge for three days. 4) Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl and keep in fridge. 5) When the salmon is marinated remove from foil and scrape both sides clean of mix. 6) Using a sharp knife cut the salmon into 3mm slices and arrange on a plate, serve with a drizzle of the dressing and a few sprigs of dill.

Decor 8 Cumbria How long have you been running the Business?

Richard took over the business around 10 years ago and rebranded as Decor8 Cumbria in June 2008. Richard has 37 years experience and Gary trained through the business, qualifying through a Construction Skills (CITB) course 7 years ago. Who are Décor 8?

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We also now have our own beer, the “Wheatsheaf Ale” which is proving to be very popular; I hope to see you all in here soon for a pint of the award winning Cask Ales we serve.

It’s such a pleasure for us as new landlords and owners of the Wheatsheaf to hear people’s stories from the pub in the past. Guy Mathison brought to our attention that it was only recently that Pete and Helen coined the phrase “Wheatie” as the pub is now more commonly known. Prior to that it was always referred to as the “Sheff” as in “We’ll meet in the Sheff tonight” - There you go for a bit of history!

Yes, but Kath, wife and mother has to be the most difficult customer of them all.

night coming up this month, pop in the pub to get the dates and more information. I can assure you as will anyone who has been to our parties before, it will be a great night and a lot of fun. Everyone is welcome.

Graham

In the next issue we will reveal the story behind the little Eiffel Tower hanging off the bell at end of the bar.

I would love to continue to receive stories from the pub past and present so please Also a thank you to Raymund FitzSimons for keep them coming to grahamdwatt@hothis recollection of the Wheatsheaf from 1962 mail.co.uk. when Frank Box was landlord. He recalled We do have a 60’s and 70’s charity theme

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Do you do your own decorating at home?

Thank you for reading and we look forward to serving you all soon

the end of state management and how the brewery’s “makeover” of the pub changed the clientele at the time, as well as transforming the Wheatsheaf into the most popular pub in the area.

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Richard was tired of going to work every day and feeling that the quality of the work was being compromised over the quantity of work needing done. The intention was to grow a customer base who would be happy with the price quoted and impressed by the standards of the finished results. We are clear on the standards we expect from each other. A customer-focussed approach where we treat every job as if the work was being carried out in our own homes.

Crack from the Wheatie...

ELLO AND WELCOME BACK again to the Wheatsheaf column, our mini refurbishment is now finished and I am sure you will agree what a difference the new upholstery makes to the place. Thank you to Kevin and Pat

So why the jump into running your own business?

So what are the benefits of a family business?

Enjoy!! Chef Paul

by Graham Watt at the bar of The Wheatsheaf

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Should we be offering tea or coffee for your break?

We never make assumptions, and come armed with flasks. However, Richard is partial to tea (white with no sugar) and Gary likes a coffee (white with one), but don’t leave any biscuits lying around.

Are you more than just a local company? We are based in Carlisle and cover the whole of Cumbria and Southwest Scotland. I think we have a local attitude though, aiming to satisfy

our customers through high standards and good crack.

What is the most popular decorating trend in the homes of Carlisle at the moment?

Neutral colours and featured walls with “loud and proud” wallpapers.

How have trends changed over the years? Customers seem to follow fashions more now, perhaps picking wallpapers which they fully intend to replace after no more than a few years. In the past, the intention was maybe to try and get 10 years out of what was considered a regular style. Woodchip is now less common, with most of our customers asking us to take it off (which after 15 coats of emulsion is no easy task).

What would be your best decorating tip? Call 07769 613038… that’ll get you straight through to Richard, who’ll be happy to come and give you a free no obligation quotation.

Why should our readers choose Decor8? We are an efficient, friendly and reliable team. We treat all our customers and their homes with respect and always clear up at the end of each day.

We are upfront about the price, and you will find the quality of work more than satisfactory.

Are there any family discussions over what Radio Station you’ll be listening too?

Richard pulls rank on this one, with Radio 1 on a ban. CFM is the choice at the moment, but obviously we always ask our customers for permission to switch the radio on in the first place! Dulux or Crown?

I do not want to risk any legal action by stating any particular brand as a preference. We use high quality trade paints which have been tried, tested and are constantly evolving to offer what we believe is a great finish. Have there any been any funny moments on the job?

We recently arrived on site in Whitehaven (after a 1.5 hour drive due to the traffic). Richard looked across and asked Gary for the key. Gary looked back, “what key, you’ve got the key,” and Richard thought for a moment and then replied… It should be noted that 3 hours later they made it back on site!!

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Health & Fitness Beauty is... W

e humans are besotted with our bodies and the space we take up on this fragile earth. The ins and outs of our frames are endlessly interesting to us, how to clothe them, make them shine, have them tell a story or pull on a new persona are the very foundation of our day. I take a very robust interest on how to introduce fitness into proceedings without noticing. I have lived a life of contrast and acknowledge that my need for competiveness was all consuming. I found the results I was after and now take a less demanding approach. I want to reward my body for what it has achieved. Pilates is my balance.

If you are more comfortable in denial then I would suggest you avoid reading the next few lines. It is estimated that conventional diet strategies have a success rate of just five percent and that ‘dieting is a consistent predictor of future weight gain’. The vast majority of dieters return to their original weight within five years and a third end up heavier. So with all that said this is not a

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Councillor’s Corner

“...see a change in the way you eat, look and feel about your body – all without dieting.”

2.

3.

Winner

in the last issue Julia James

of Hallbankgate — good to see how far the Directories spread!

—congratulations!

Advertise in

The Village Link (for 2,000 homes in the 5 Carleton estates plus the London Road areas)

Ring Clive on 01228 513 621

There is a £75 fine for people caught failing to clean up their dogs faeces within the 30 m.p.h. limit. Please carry a bag in your pocket for emergencies, then place in a litter bin not in the hedge. If any dog owner would like to receive a free pack of bio-bags just let me know. It is illegal to allow your dog off the lead within the 30 m.p.h. limit.

Dropping of litter also incurs a £75 fine so please take your litter home or put it in the litter bins. Let us have “Pride in our Community” and make the Wetheral Ward “Litter Free”.

News from the Villages : Cumwhinton

The B6263 road through the village has been regularly swept due to the surface not bedding in following last year’s resurfacing. I have requested that the pavements are now cleared of chippings. Bollards are due to be erected around the green at the School Road corner to prevent unauthorised vehicles driving over it.

Scotby

The footway at the corner of Ghyll Road has been resurfaced using part of my Small Scale Community Budget.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

If any dog owner “ would like to receive a free pack of biobags....

Work on the riverbank footpath, where erosion has taken place, is to commence during the summer and new wooden steps will replace the original sandstone. Additional work will be carried out to prevent further erosion of the river bank in the future.

All the villages will soon be showing signs of spring especially with the daffodils that were planted by volunteers in the autumn. Many thanks to all those who will have brightened up the Ward after such a prolonged winter period. By the time you read this the General Election will have been called. Vote for the party that has a clear vision of the way forward and that can lead us out of the recession as quickly as possible. Vote for a party that is sustainable and has a manifesto covering all national and international subjects. We are a democracy please use your vote.

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Easter greetings

Cllr Barry Ogilvie Earp Wetheral Ward Member, Carlisle City Council

e-mail: BarryE@carlisle.gov.uk

Tel. No. 810010

Does anyone have a photograph or picture of the original Village Hall (i.e. prior to the 1940s)? If so could they let me know.

Wetheral

There have been complaints of horse riders using the footpath between Croft Park and the B6263 Wheatsheaf Corner. This is not a bridle-way and the riding of horses along this footway is illegal.

The work on the Viaduct Footpath is progressing whilst painting and pointing of the underside is carried out. Prior to its closure there were five dog fouling complaints at this site.

To advertise please call 01228 513 621 or marketing@aqamagazines.co.uk

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Fashion

Police Page Security Quiz

“...a new romantic feel in nude to powdery blush...”

W

ITH MARCH now in full swing and with Spring officially just around the corner it’s a great time to spring clean or refresh our wardrobes.

Cool Casual Separates for Spring/Summer We stock Ladieswear, Jewellery Wraps Scarves Handbags etc and HAT HIRE

Having looked around it appears that some of the popular styles from 2009 are still with us and some others that were just beginning to come through have now arrived.

As I remember floral was the Spring/Summer must-have for 2009 and it looks like it will be just as popular for 2010.

From ultra feminine delicate prints with a new romantic feel in nude to powdery blush shades of beige, pink and lavender in chiffons and brocades to large bold tropical prints in yellows, orange turquoise and blazing reds. In more practical fabrics the choice is yours.

The boyfriend blazer/jacket which began to appear last Spring/Summer and which was mainly worn by Rock Chics is now more easily obtainable on the high street. It makes a good investment which can be worn by all ages – it’s an elegant alternative to, the traditional blazer - relaxed and cool for a spring day or as a cover up on a summer evening. Worn slightly oversized and longer with sleeves rolled up to above the elbows to balance out the look, exposing the wrists also gives it a more feminine look. The boyfriend trend is about wearing clothes that look too big, i.e. boyfriend jeans and shirts as if you’ve borrowed it from ‘ ? you guessed’... the key for the jacket is to just go up a size, meaning you still wear it rather than having it swallow you - the shoulders coming no more than an inch and a half away from your own. The maxi dress which again was around last summer seems set to be even more popular this time round having been adapted to suit a wider age range... ...softly tailored, in subtle colours and prints for a grown up look. Whilst a more casual Bohemian feel is achieved with the use of bolder colours and prints – for summer comfort wear with flats, or glam up with wedges or heels. As always we have an array of pant styles to choose from so there should be something to

page 6

T

HIS QUIZ is courtesy of PC Lewis Powell and Chris Foster, Community Support Officer for Harraby, as published for the Carleton Directory

I would like to take this opportunity to test your knowledge on crime prevention as most crimes are not planned, and happen when someone takes advantage of an opportunity, for example, an open or unlocked window or door, or valuables that have been left on display. Most crimes are committed against property, not people. By making sure your home and vehicle are secure, you can save yourself and family the distress and cost of crime. You will also make your community a safer and better place.

suit us all in 2010—cropped slim trousers, jodhpurs, shorts or more flattering flares— yet again the shape that is emerging as the key style is Harem pants. Sleek and tailored at the top but slouchy around the bottom with cropped versions being particularly popular there are various styles some of which may be too extreme, but there are plenty more wearable versions on the high street which may just be able to tempt the less confident among us. Team with fitted waistcoats, T-shirts or vests to balance the line.

Whatever your style; to be on trend for 2010 its prints and patterns for pants. Choose from a variety of floral, graphic and abstract, bright and bold or subtle and sophisticated almost anything goes.

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So in this issue I have a little 10 question Crime Prevention quiz to test your knowledge!

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1. What is the Non-emergency telephone number for Cumbria Constabulary?

2. What is the telephone number for Crimestoppers?

3. What should you do to prevent a ‘Bogus Caller’ entering your home? 4. What can be fitted to your door to stop a bogus caller? 5. Where can you buy window locks, door locks and padlocks?

6. How can you make your home look occupied when you are out? 7. What should you do to protect your home if you are going away?

8. Can you use ‘reasonable force’ to protect yourself from an attacker?

9. When using public transport what should you do to keep safe?

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Activities incorporate every possible sensory experience including sign language, fibre optic light shows, amazing bouncy light balls, rainbows, bubbles, bells, holistic massage and much more. Baby Sensory is designed to encourage early development. Parents can join at any time and activities are suitable for all babies. We offer the first fun session as a free trial for you to come along and see what we do. Please contact:

carlisle@babysensory.co.uk

Tel: 07809686653 or visit— www.babysensory.com

To advertise please call 513621 or marketing@aqamagazines.co.uk

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Fashion

Police Page Security Quiz

“...a new romantic feel in nude to powdery blush...”

W

ITH MARCH now in full swing and with Spring officially just around the corner it’s a great time to spring clean or refresh our wardrobes.

Cool Casual Separates for Spring/Summer We stock Ladieswear, Jewellery Wraps Scarves Handbags etc and HAT HIRE

Having looked around it appears that some of the popular styles from 2009 are still with us and some others that were just beginning to come through have now arrived.

As I remember floral was the Spring/Summer must-have for 2009 and it looks like it will be just as popular for 2010.

From ultra feminine delicate prints with a new romantic feel in nude to powdery blush shades of beige, pink and lavender in chiffons and brocades to large bold tropical prints in yellows, orange turquoise and blazing reds. In more practical fabrics the choice is yours.

The boyfriend blazer/jacket which began to appear last Spring/Summer and which was mainly worn by Rock Chics is now more easily obtainable on the high street. It makes a good investment which can be worn by all ages – it’s an elegant alternative to, the traditional blazer - relaxed and cool for a spring day or as a cover up on a summer evening. Worn slightly oversized and longer with sleeves rolled up to above the elbows to balance out the look, exposing the wrists also gives it a more feminine look. The boyfriend trend is about wearing clothes that look too big, i.e. boyfriend jeans and shirts as if you’ve borrowed it from ‘ ? you guessed’... the key for the jacket is to just go up a size, meaning you still wear it rather than having it swallow you - the shoulders coming no more than an inch and a half away from your own. The maxi dress which again was around last summer seems set to be even more popular this time round having been adapted to suit a wider age range... ...softly tailored, in subtle colours and prints for a grown up look. Whilst a more casual Bohemian feel is achieved with the use of bolder colours and prints – for summer comfort wear with flats, or glam up with wedges or heels. As always we have an array of pant styles to choose from so there should be something to

page 6

T

HIS QUIZ is courtesy of PC Lewis Powell and Chris Foster, Community Support Officer for Harraby, as published for the Carleton Directory

I would like to take this opportunity to test your knowledge on crime prevention as most crimes are not planned, and happen when someone takes advantage of an opportunity, for example, an open or unlocked window or door, or valuables that have been left on display. Most crimes are committed against property, not people. By making sure your home and vehicle are secure, you can save yourself and family the distress and cost of crime. You will also make your community a safer and better place.

suit us all in 2010—cropped slim trousers, jodhpurs, shorts or more flattering flares— yet again the shape that is emerging as the key style is Harem pants. Sleek and tailored at the top but slouchy around the bottom with cropped versions being particularly popular there are various styles some of which may be too extreme, but there are plenty more wearable versions on the high street which may just be able to tempt the less confident among us. Team with fitted waistcoats, T-shirts or vests to balance the line.

Whatever your style; to be on trend for 2010 its prints and patterns for pants. Choose from a variety of floral, graphic and abstract, bright and bold or subtle and sophisticated almost anything goes.

17

swan street · longtown

01228 792880

Make the Right Move… …for all your Business & Personal Finances • One Dedicated Contact •FREE Initial Consultation

01228 534371

So in this issue I have a little 10 question Crime Prevention quiz to test your knowledge!

Costa del Sol

Villa SAN PEDRO

BEACHSIDE PRIVATE WELL-APPOINTED 2-BEDROOM FAMILY

on beautiful established development. Suit 2-4 people. Large private sunny patio adjoining pool. Available April onwards

www.saint.co.uk

Tel: 07941 643350

1. What is the Non-emergency telephone number for Cumbria Constabulary?

2. What is the telephone number for Crimestoppers?

3. What should you do to prevent a ‘Bogus Caller’ entering your home? 4. What can be fitted to your door to stop a bogus caller? 5. Where can you buy window locks, door locks and padlocks?

6. How can you make your home look occupied when you are out? 7. What should you do to protect your home if you are going away?

8. Can you use ‘reasonable force’ to protect yourself from an attacker?

9. When using public transport what should you do to keep safe?

Luxury Penthouse 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOM

APARTMENT IN 5-STAR COMPLEX SEAVIEWS - 200M TO BEACH

FACILITIES INCLUDE SWIMMING POOLS, CHILDRENS PLAY AREA, TENNIS COURTS, A LA CARTE RESTAURANT & BAR

5 MINUTE DRIVE - 18 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE

CALL - 016977 41208 OR 07796 591982

Please mention your community magazine when responding to adverts

For professional independent financial advice and a first class service contact Darren Turnbull Certified Financial Planner on 01228 597986 for an appointment now. ✦ Pensions ✦ Investments ✦ Life Assurance & Income Protection ✦ Mortgages ✦ Equity Release ✦ Tax Planning ✦ Business Protection

Our initial consultation is free and without obligation. Financial Concepts (Carlisle) Ltd, Eden House, The Crescent, Carlisle, CA1 1QN www.financialconcepts.co.uk dturnbull@financialconcepts.co.uk Financial Concepts is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority The Financial Services Authority does not regulate taxation advice. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Shoe Repairs Key Cutting Car Key Programming Watch Batteries & Straps Knife & Scissor Sharpening Dry Cleaning Clothes Repairs & Alterations

enquiries@keyishoes.co.uk www.keyishoes.co.uk

Midweek location: Kingstown Truck Park, Millbrook Road, Kingstown, Carlisle, CA3 0EU Homebase Car Park every Saturday!

FALCON VETERINARY GROUP Friendly Personal Service

YOUR PET - OUR PRIORITY!

330 London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3ER Parking at rear of Practice, off Petteril Bank Road

Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Birds of Prey, Parrots & Reptiles All small pets

10. How can you protect your valuables when out & about?

Acupuncture - drug-free pain relief for your pet CONSULTING TIMES: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 11:00 am; 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:30 am - 11:00 am Sundays and Holidays: Emergencies only

Answers on page 11

Baby Sensory Development Classes Tel: 07809 686653 carlisle@babysensory.co.uk

The Village Link This mono space in

costs from only £16 if regular

TO RENT

VILA BAIA, PRAIA DA LUZ, LAGOS, WESTERN ALGARVE

•• •• •• •07584 135177

QUALITY PAINTING AND DECORATING

ing er hang ting Wallpap d exterior pain n a r o ri Inte service ice Friendly ates and adv m ti s e e Fre

Tel: 01228 549594 Mobile: 0796 708 7348 leroy_shaw@hotmail.com

www.falconvet.co.uk Tel: 01228 558833

Award Winning Baby Development Classes

P

ARENTS and their babies (birth to 13 months) can now enjoy award winning Baby Sensory classes in the Carlisle Area thanks to Gina Higgin. Baby Sensory classes, winners of the “Best Baby Development class 2008”, run weekly in the Carlisle area.

Activities incorporate every possible sensory experience including sign language, fibre optic light shows, amazing bouncy light balls, rainbows, bubbles, bells, holistic massage and much more. Baby Sensory is designed to encourage early development. Parents can join at any time and activities are suitable for all babies. We offer the first fun session as a free trial for you to come along and see what we do. Please contact:

carlisle@babysensory.co.uk

Tel: 07809686653 or visit— www.babysensory.com

To advertise please call 513621 or marketing@aqamagazines.co.uk

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Health & Fitness Beauty is... W

e humans are besotted with our bodies and the space we take up on this fragile earth. The ins and outs of our frames are endlessly interesting to us, how to clothe them, make them shine, have them tell a story or pull on a new persona are the very foundation of our day. I take a very robust interest on how to introduce fitness into proceedings without noticing. I have lived a life of contrast and acknowledge that my need for competiveness was all consuming. I found the results I was after and now take a less demanding approach. I want to reward my body for what it has achieved. Pilates is my balance.

If you are more comfortable in denial then I would suggest you avoid reading the next few lines. It is estimated that conventional diet strategies have a success rate of just five percent and that ‘dieting is a consistent predictor of future weight gain’. The vast majority of dieters return to their original weight within five years and a third end up heavier. So with all that said this is not a

Dear Residents

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We are fortunate in the Wetheral Ward to reside in such beautiful villages but litter and dog fouling mar our footways and verges. The majority of dog owners are conscientious and clean up after their pets but for those who offend may I point out : 1.

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Take a look at your set-in-stone food habits, for example, that lead you inexorably towards your lunchtime sandwich, your midmorning latte, your calming glass of wine.

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page 8

Councillor’s Corner

“...see a change in the way you eat, look and feel about your body – all without dieting.”

2.

3.

Winner

in the last issue Julia James

of Hallbankgate — good to see how far the Directories spread!

—congratulations!

Advertise in

The Village Link (for 2,000 homes in the 5 Carleton estates plus the London Road areas)

Ring Clive on 01228 513 621

There is a £75 fine for people caught failing to clean up their dogs faeces within the 30 m.p.h. limit. Please carry a bag in your pocket for emergencies, then place in a litter bin not in the hedge. If any dog owner would like to receive a free pack of bio-bags just let me know. It is illegal to allow your dog off the lead within the 30 m.p.h. limit.

Dropping of litter also incurs a £75 fine so please take your litter home or put it in the litter bins. Let us have “Pride in our Community” and make the Wetheral Ward “Litter Free”.

News from the Villages : Cumwhinton

The B6263 road through the village has been regularly swept due to the surface not bedding in following last year’s resurfacing. I have requested that the pavements are now cleared of chippings. Bollards are due to be erected around the green at the School Road corner to prevent unauthorised vehicles driving over it.

Scotby

The footway at the corner of Ghyll Road has been resurfaced using part of my Small Scale Community Budget.

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If any dog owner “ would like to receive a free pack of biobags....

Work on the riverbank footpath, where erosion has taken place, is to commence during the summer and new wooden steps will replace the original sandstone. Additional work will be carried out to prevent further erosion of the river bank in the future.

All the villages will soon be showing signs of spring especially with the daffodils that were planted by volunteers in the autumn. Many thanks to all those who will have brightened up the Ward after such a prolonged winter period. By the time you read this the General Election will have been called. Vote for the party that has a clear vision of the way forward and that can lead us out of the recession as quickly as possible. Vote for a party that is sustainable and has a manifesto covering all national and international subjects. We are a democracy please use your vote.

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Easter greetings

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e-mail: BarryE@carlisle.gov.uk

Tel. No. 810010

Does anyone have a photograph or picture of the original Village Hall (i.e. prior to the 1940s)? If so could they let me know.

Wetheral

There have been complaints of horse riders using the footpath between Croft Park and the B6263 Wheatsheaf Corner. This is not a bridle-way and the riding of horses along this footway is illegal.

The work on the Viaduct Footpath is progressing whilst painting and pointing of the underside is carried out. Prior to its closure there were five dog fouling complaints at this site.

To advertise please call 01228 513 621 or marketing@aqamagazines.co.uk

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Chef’s Notes

Spotlight on a local business

One of the most popular dishes served in

The Conservatory Restaurant is this dish.

Salmon Gravalax with mustard and dill sauce (Serves 10-12) 1 kilo Fresh Salmon (Scaled & pin boned with shin left on. In 2 matching 500g pieces)

200ml Brandy

85g Granulated Sugar 85g Sea Salt

Large bunch of Dill (Roughly chopped) Dressing

200g Sweet Mustard

50g Granulated Sugar 140g Mayonnaise

50ml White Wine Vinegar

Small bunch of Dill (Chopped)

1) Lay out a large piece of foil and lay down one piece of salmon, skin side down. Rub half of the brandy into the flesh. Mix the sugar & salt together and sprinkle half of the mixture onto the salmon. Put the roughly chopped dill on top then the remaining salt & sugar mix. 2) Rub the remaining brandy into the second piece of salmon and place it on top of the other wrapping the foil around tightly. 3) Place the salmon parcel between two trays with a heavy weight on top and store in fridge for three days. 4) Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl and keep in fridge. 5) When the salmon is marinated remove from foil and scrape both sides clean of mix. 6) Using a sharp knife cut the salmon into 3mm slices and arrange on a plate, serve with a drizzle of the dressing and a few sprigs of dill.

Decor 8 Cumbria How long have you been running the Business?

Richard took over the business around 10 years ago and rebranded as Decor8 Cumbria in June 2008. Richard has 37 years experience and Gary trained through the business, qualifying through a Construction Skills (CITB) course 7 years ago. Who are Décor 8?

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We also now have our own beer, the “Wheatsheaf Ale” which is proving to be very popular; I hope to see you all in here soon for a pint of the award winning Cask Ales we serve.

It’s such a pleasure for us as new landlords and owners of the Wheatsheaf to hear people’s stories from the pub in the past. Guy Mathison brought to our attention that it was only recently that Pete and Helen coined the phrase “Wheatie” as the pub is now more commonly known. Prior to that it was always referred to as the “Sheff” as in “We’ll meet in the Sheff tonight” - There you go for a bit of history!

Yes, but Kath, wife and mother has to be the most difficult customer of them all.

night coming up this month, pop in the pub to get the dates and more information. I can assure you as will anyone who has been to our parties before, it will be a great night and a lot of fun. Everyone is welcome.

Graham

In the next issue we will reveal the story behind the little Eiffel Tower hanging off the bell at end of the bar.

I would love to continue to receive stories from the pub past and present so please Also a thank you to Raymund FitzSimons for keep them coming to grahamdwatt@hothis recollection of the Wheatsheaf from 1962 mail.co.uk. when Frank Box was landlord. He recalled We do have a 60’s and 70’s charity theme

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Do you do your own decorating at home?

Thank you for reading and we look forward to serving you all soon

the end of state management and how the brewery’s “makeover” of the pub changed the clientele at the time, as well as transforming the Wheatsheaf into the most popular pub in the area.

Please mention your community magazine when responding to adverts

Richard was tired of going to work every day and feeling that the quality of the work was being compromised over the quantity of work needing done. The intention was to grow a customer base who would be happy with the price quoted and impressed by the standards of the finished results. We are clear on the standards we expect from each other. A customer-focussed approach where we treat every job as if the work was being carried out in our own homes.

Crack from the Wheatie...

ELLO AND WELCOME BACK again to the Wheatsheaf column, our mini refurbishment is now finished and I am sure you will agree what a difference the new upholstery makes to the place. Thank you to Kevin and Pat

So why the jump into running your own business?

So what are the benefits of a family business?

Enjoy!! Chef Paul

by Graham Watt at the bar of The Wheatsheaf

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Should we be offering tea or coffee for your break?

We never make assumptions, and come armed with flasks. However, Richard is partial to tea (white with no sugar) and Gary likes a coffee (white with one), but don’t leave any biscuits lying around.

Are you more than just a local company? We are based in Carlisle and cover the whole of Cumbria and Southwest Scotland. I think we have a local attitude though, aiming to satisfy

our customers through high standards and good crack.

What is the most popular decorating trend in the homes of Carlisle at the moment?

Neutral colours and featured walls with “loud and proud” wallpapers.

How have trends changed over the years? Customers seem to follow fashions more now, perhaps picking wallpapers which they fully intend to replace after no more than a few years. In the past, the intention was maybe to try and get 10 years out of what was considered a regular style. Woodchip is now less common, with most of our customers asking us to take it off (which after 15 coats of emulsion is no easy task).

What would be your best decorating tip? Call 07769 613038… that’ll get you straight through to Richard, who’ll be happy to come and give you a free no obligation quotation.

Why should our readers choose Decor8? We are an efficient, friendly and reliable team. We treat all our customers and their homes with respect and always clear up at the end of each day.

We are upfront about the price, and you will find the quality of work more than satisfactory.

Are there any family discussions over what Radio Station you’ll be listening too?

Richard pulls rank on this one, with Radio 1 on a ban. CFM is the choice at the moment, but obviously we always ask our customers for permission to switch the radio on in the first place! Dulux or Crown?

I do not want to risk any legal action by stating any particular brand as a preference. We use high quality trade paints which have been tried, tested and are constantly evolving to offer what we believe is a great finish. Have there any been any funny moments on the job?

We recently arrived on site in Whitehaven (after a 1.5 hour drive due to the traffic). Richard looked across and asked Gary for the key. Gary looked back, “what key, you’ve got the key,” and Richard thought for a moment and then replied… It should be noted that 3 hours later they made it back on site!!

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Other ‘April Fools’ The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest 1957: The respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree.

April Fools Day FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY In Florida , an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their ‘holy’ days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days. The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring,"Case dismissed!" The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? Christendom has Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays.." The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant." The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."

To this the BBC diplomatically replied, "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

Instant Colour TV

You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!

1962: In 1962 there was only one tv channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that, thanks to a new technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their TV screen. Stensson proceeded to demonstrate the process. Thousands of people were taken in. Regular color broadcasts only commenced in Sweden on April 1, 1970. San Serriffe 1977: The British newspaper The Guardian published a special sevenpage supplement devoted to San Serriffe, a small republic said to consist of several semi-colon-shaped islands located in the Indian Ocean. A series of articles affectionately described the geography and culture of this obscure nation. Its two main islands were named Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse. Its capital was Bodoni, and its leader was General Pica. The Guardian's phones rang all day as readers sought more information about the idyllic holiday spot. Only a few noticed that everything about the island was named after printer's terminology. The success of this hoax is widely credited with launching the enthusiasm for April Foolery that gripped the British tabloids in subsequent decades.

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The Origin of ‘April Fool’ Is it surprising to hear that you probably will already at some time in your life have been a "poisson d`avril" and even if your lucky enough to have avoided this title, you may well have inflicted it upon someone else. The poisson d`avril title has been sourced back to around 1582 in France when the Gregorian Calendar was introduced by Charles IX. This introduction had the effect of moving New Years Day from April 1st to January 1st. Now in those days this wasnt an occurance that could be texted, emailed or announced in the 10 oclock news and as a result many people only learnt of the change years later. Some even refused to accept the change and continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st. Those Frenchmen in the know, those who felt possibly a little superior labelled these people "fools". They were sent invitations to non existenet New Year parties, they were given "fools errands" and had numerous practical jokes played upon them. The victims became labelled with the title "poisson d`avril" or "April fish" as a young naive fish is easily caught. To strengthen this title a paper fish was often hung on the back of someone as a joke and it is probably a precursor to the "Kick me" sign which we are probably more aware of now. Always up for a joke the practise soon spread to our shores and the custom of prank playing continued to evolve. The Brits took it to the American colonies and soon the event took on many different International guises as it spread throughout the world. In England we only play tricks in the morning as it is considered bad luck to play a joke after noon - maybe we were a little to reserved! In Scotland, Aprils Fools Day was linked strangely to the buttocks and has been referred to as Taily Day, with those who succumb to the jokes being referred to as a "Gowk" You may have seen recent coverage in Portugal where "Fools Day" falls on the Sunday and Monday before Lent and people throw flour at their friends. In India the Huli Festival is celebrated on March 31 and people play pranks and paint each other with vibrant colours to celebrate the arrival of Spring. So wherever you are in the world, the madness of Spring may find you when you least expect it; its probably best that way. Theres nothing wrong with being a fish this April!

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ext year sees the 20th Anniversary of Carlisle’s Eden Valley Hospice. After many years of fundraising, the Hospice opened in 1991 and has since provided care and support for over 5,000 people from the local Cumbrian community. The Hospice operates as a 12 bedded adult in-patient unit; a 5 bedded Children’s Hospice as well as providing day hospice care for adults and children / young people. The Hospice helps its patients enjoy a better quality of life, often enabling them to do those things which they thought had gone forever.

The Hospice provides specialist care and loving support for adults and children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses including cancer, and other conditions such as motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis, heart failure, chronic lung diseases, renal failure and chronic neurological conditions. They provide the highest standards of nursing and medical care, in a warm, caring and friendly atmosphere that helps to sustain the quality of life and dignity and to provide patients with relief from pain. The care provided does not stop with the patients; the families, friends and carers of patients also benefit from the same loving support, help and counselling, as such illnesses affect whole families.

With current figures showing that one in three people will contract one of the 200 known forms of cancer at some point in their lives and a 30% increase expected due to the ever-increasing age of the population, it easy to see why the Hospice is needed.

It costs nearly £6,000 a day to run the hospice and after the NHS and the local Primary Care Trust have contributed towards these running costs, the Hospice is left with the unenviable prospect of having to raise a shortfall of close to £2million this year to be able to continue to offer their service. There are lots of ways you can support the hospice from making a one-off donation to becoming a regular supporter or getting together with some friends and taking part in one of their organised challenges.

“Proving ever popular with the ladies is the now annual Carlisle Midnight Walk....what a great night...” Proving ever popular with the ladies is the annual Carlisle Midnight Walk... what a great night! Last year over £150,000 being raised.

Entry for the 6 mile walk is £10.00 and every walker will receive a special Hospice Tee-Shirt, Glow stick and refreshments for the walk as well as a special certificate and medal.

This year to further the occasion the party will start at 9.30pm with one of the countries top Take That tribute bands - Take That Now who will provide entertainment from about 10.15pm. The 25 June is also the first anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson and to mark the occasion as a "Thriller" of a night there may be some intense "Moonwalking" as part of the warm up. Feel free to wear fancy dress and if you like you can bring along your dog. You blokes need not feel left out on the 30th May you can raise funds for the hospice by zip sliding 1000ft over the River Eden and Hadrians Wall and of course you can always take part in the Santa Dash for the Hospice in December.

Eden Valley Hospice has helped so many people and made a big difference to the lives of those affected by cancer and life limiting illnesses. Why not help them and do something a little different yourself. See you there…

More ‘April Fools’ The Left-Handed Whopper 1998: Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc. All but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."

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Dear Neighbours

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T'S BEEN NICE these past couple of weeks to see the sun begin to occasionally pop out from behind the clouds. Hopefully those rare bursts of warmth herald great things for the summer to come. Not that I'm going to follow the path of the MET office last year and predict a barbecue summer! With the change in season beginning to be felt, so we venture back into our forgotten gardens and prepare for the growth we soon hope to see. The green shoots of daffodils echoing the green shoots of revival in the economy. Winter is a hard time, and the end often seems so far away. But if one thing is inevitable it is change, and with sun to warm our backs it is easier to face these changes with optimism. With optimism every day can be a sunny one regardless of whether the clouds decide to part or not. So lets forget the Barbecue summer, lets have a barbecue year, regardless of the weather!

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O HANDS MASSAGE® is a dynamic new form of massage conceived and developed by Gerry Pyves. It works because the therapist literally does not use their hands for massage, but instead uses mainly the soft surfaces of the forearms. This means it is deeper and more powerful then conventional massage, working on every level - physical, emotional, spiritual, energetic and mental. You will feel the benefits long after the session had finished. See advert for special offer - £10.00 for a one hour introductory session!

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The Carleton Directory

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Every Thursday at Warwick on Eden Memorial Hall & Warwick Bridge School Splitz specialises in modern jazz/ street dance to popular and chart music. Established in Hexham and Warwick Bridge for 26 and 14 years respectively. For further details please contact Judith on:

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ITH 2010 LESS than 3 months old and the days starting to lengthen, now is the time to give your personal affairs a Spring Clean.

The UK officially just exited the worst recession since World War II and in the last quarter of the year we should all be eagerly anticipating the financial and life opportunities which the new decade can offer.

Very few of us will have escaped the past 24 months without having to compromise and economise in some way. We may have forgone holidays, downsized, postponed major expenditure or perhaps paid down debt. These have unfortunately all been legitimate ways to ensure financial survival during these difficult times.

Whether your ambitions cover financial independence, retirement, provision for loved ones or a wish to minimise the impact of taxation on your estate, a Financial Planner from Financial Concepts will ensure that your objectives are clearly understood and implemented. Up until the end of the Financial Year on 5th April, Financial Concepts are offering a FREE initial one hour consultation to allow individuals such as yourself, explore the positive influence of Financial Planning. Please contact our office on 0122 597986.

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Catering & Events Pink Leaf Catering

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Childcare

Louise English Childminder

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Pam Walls Childminder

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Stone Eden Nursery

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Stephen Bell

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Chimney Sweeping Cleaning

Cumbria Pro Wash Tel: 0759 055 8633 cumbriaprowash@aol.com / Tel: 672094

Councillor’s Corner by Cllr Barry Earp

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Northern Vacuums (524065) Ian Fraser at DC Electrical

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Electrical Appliances/Repairs Electricians

Greg Metcalfe (01768 896241)

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Call TONY on .... . S.H.A.R.P, 65 Lowry Gardens, CA3 0GX

Printing

QIC Print: qicprint.co.uk

Property

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Bulman Properties Tel: 819888 page 12 Robert Copeland More Handles

Tony Underwood Plastering

Restaurants

The Conservatory Tel: 561888 Botchergate Tandoori

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Wheatsheaf, Wetheral

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Keyishoes

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Freemasons for Women

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Shoe Repair Social

Health

TheSportsphysio.com Tel: 586236 Injuries, gait analysis & orthotics

Vets & Pets

Coomara Veterinary Practice Pet Sitting Tel:577470

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Sassi Tel: 792880

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Womanswear

Answers from Police Security Quiz: (page 7)

Ian Cogan (526521)

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Splitz Dancing Tel:562118

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Blue Bird Home Care

Key Cutting

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Optician

Dolores Marshall

Tel: 409404

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A Lifestyle progress check with one of our Certified Financial Planners can bring a new dimension to your thought process. We will give you the knowledge to be able to plan your future agenda rather than just hoping that your existing plans turn out.

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After the recession, we should all now realise that if we were successfully able to plan though tough times, why shouldn’t we now make similar plans to make the most out what the upturn will bring?

Best Wishes

We will endeavour to include as much of your relevant donated editorial as possible, but reserve the right to omit or edit as space requires; generally we will send a proof before publishing. Any views expressed are not necessarily shared by the publishers.

Financial Planning

Ian Hodgson Tel: 541164 Decor8 Tel: 594445 Lee Shaw

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John Fisher Tel: 560791

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Plumbing

1.

0845 33 00 247

3.

Stop/Think – are you expecting anyone? Is the door locked & chained? Ask the caller for ID and CHECK IT!

4. Door viewer/spy hole & door bar/door chain. 5.

Any local DIY store, locksmiths & home security outlets.

6. Don’t leave curtains closed, use auto timer switches for lights, radios etc. 7.

Ask a trusted neighbour to look after your house, collect mail, cut grass etc. Also cancel regular deliveries such as milk, newspaper etc.

8. Yes, in self defence you can use ‘reasonable force’ just remember when using ‘reasonable force’ you may have to justify your actions to a court of law. (Also why not carry a personal attack alarm). 9. Always plan your route, try to wait at a bus stop which is busy and well lit.

10. Never leave valuables such as bag, wallet or jewellery on display to thieves, spread valuables around body, in different pockets or money belt etc.

Useful Dials Revised and checked for 2010 Accident Legal Line BT Faultline

0500 192939

0800 800 151

Citizens Advice Bureau

01228 633900

Carlisle City Council

01228 817000

Car Recovery 24hr Childline

Child Protect (NSPCC) County Council

Crime Stoppers

01228 527287

0800 1111

0808 800 5000

01228 606060 0800 555 111

Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 9400 Cuedoc/Health On Call

01228 401999

Cumberland Infirmary Dalston Pharmacy Debt Help

Drugs Helpline

01228 523444

01228 541344

0808 808 4000 0800 776600

Electric Emergencies (United Utilities) 0800 195 4141 Environment Agency

Fire & Rescue Service Floodline

Gas Emergencies

Highways & Potholes

0800 807 060

0800 358 4777

0845 988 1188

0800 111 999

0845 609 6609

HealthOnCall NHS Advice 0845 464748 Library (renewals)

Neighbourhood Forum Police HQ

Recycle White Goods

227310

01228 226474

0845 33 00 247

817200

Refuse Disposal

817200

RSPCA Cruelty Reporting 0300 123 4999 Sure Start Carlisle South 01228 625937 Train Times

08457 48 49 50

Legal Help

0845 345 4345

Traveline

NHS Direct

0871 200 22 33 0845 46 47

Water Emergencies (United Utilities) 0800 330 033

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