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Well that was a busy month. We’ve been to the RAF Scampton Air Show and the Urban Arts Festival, watched Ken Doherty in action at The Beachcomber and seen the fantastic Sharleen Spiteri rock the Auditorium with her band Texas. Not bad at all we’d say and there are lots more exciting events coming up in the next few weeks so with any luck we’ll have a good autumn. In this issue you’ll find our Top Town round up plus news from Great Grimsby Community Choir and Scartho Community Library. Take care and keep warm and we’ll see you in six weeks with our Christmas edition.

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In The Know

What’s going on in your area?

Top Town, Brighowgate & Wellowgate All change at Crossings Corner!

Fish Town Future

Facing up to some tough challenges

Freeman Street

There’s always a lot going on

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Home Maintenance

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Cycling

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The RAF Scampton Air Show

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All Star Snooker

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Look after your home this winter Are you ready for winter? A fantastic weekend at the home of the Red Arrows Ken Doherty at The Beachcomber

Texas at The Auditorium

Sharleen Spiteri gives us a night to remember

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GREAT GRIMSBY COMMUNITY CHOIR FINDS A NEW HOME AT ST MARKS CHURCH

n recent years singing, especially choral singing, has become one of the most popular social activities in the UK, due in some part to increased television exposure but mostly, we think, thanks to the joy that raising one’s voice in song can create. If you’ve got a hankering for flexing your vocal chords in the company of some like minded others then you might care to pay a visit to Great Grimsby Community Choir at their new home at St Mark’s Church on Laceby Road. They meet every Monday at 7.30pm and anyone aged 14 and over can join. There’s no audition all you need is enthusiasm. The fee is £4 per week. They’re a friendly and inclusive group, meeting weekly, performing regularly and with a wide variety of material in their ever expanding repertoire. For further information please contact musical director Josie Moon (pictured right) at msjosiemoon@gmail.com.

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THE RSC’s KING LEAR LIVE STREAMS AT THE WHITGIFT If you’re a fan of the bard then you’re in for a treat when the RSC’s King Lear, with Kevin McNally in the title role, comes to the Whitgift Film Theatre on Thursday 2nd November. Details at www.whitgiftfilmtheatre. co.uk

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HALLOWEEN Grapple fans should be at the WRESTLING ACTION ready as Live AT THE AUDITORIUM Pro Superstar Wrestling returns to Grimsby Auditorium as part of their Hardcore Halloween Tour on Saturday 28th October. The event boasts an impressive line up including for the first time ever in Grimsby, ECW and WWE icon Tommy Dreamer, Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria WWE/ Tara TNA) & former WWE superstar Daivari. Also set to appear are Impact stars Bram and Magnus as well as current WWE UK Championship superstar, the high flying daredevil Mark Andrews. Sounds like a great way to kick start your Halloween week.

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It’s been a busy few weeks down at Home Is Where The Heart Is but they’ve now completed their move up Wellowgate to number 4 (close to the crossings) and when we visited we found that they still offer a superb range of gifts, home furnishings and decorative goods. Christmas stock arrives in November but don’t delay - there’s a whole shopful of lovely things to choose from!

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BRIGHOWGATE & WELLOWGATE

THE MAD HATTERS TEA ROOM BRINGS A TASTE OF WONDERLAND TO TOP TOWN!

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hings have been getting curiouser and curiouser at the junction of Wellowgate and Brighowgate for several weeks now with the arrival of several pink flamingoes and some larger than life playing cards, signifying the arrival of the area’s newest cafe, restaurant and party venue – The Mad Hatters Tea Room. Proprietor Emily Cook has made her new venture into a celebration of her favourite books and as soon as you walk in you know that you’ve come to a place where it’s always tea time. The tea room offers breakfasts and lunches plus take aways and is also open for afternoon teas (so long as they can get the dormouse out of the pot). They’ve got lots of delicious looking cakes on offer too so why not treat yourself. Go on, you know you want to! They’re open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and for private functions on Sundays. At the moment they’re taking names for children’s halloween parties but there’ll be lots more to choose from in future so next time you’re in top town why not pop through to The Mad Hatter’s Tea Room and try a taste of Wonderland!

Visit between 21st-31st October for the spooky afternoon tea experience and there'll be halloween themed childrens parties Sunday 29th-Tuesday 31st October. Places are going fast so book soon!

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There was a colourful and fascinating mixture of art, music and dance on display on Saturday 9th September when the Minster and St James Square played host to the 3rd Grimsby Urban Arts Festival. Titled ‘The Four Elements’ the festival celebrated the culture that originated in New York in the late 1970s including rapping, deejaying, break dancing and graffiti writing. Together these phenomena became Hip Hop and their influence and can be heard and seen in urban musical and graphic culture to this day. There were nearly twenty graffiti artists from all over the country painting on the day, each with their own unique


TOP TOWN trademark style, plus a selection of art and craft stalls in the minster and music on the lawns and although the weather wasn’t kind there were always plenty of visitors in attendance to watch the artists at work. The festival has certainly become one of our favourite events on the calendar and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for more next year!

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MUSIC SCARTHO

Scartho Community Library Film Club There's always something interesting going on at Scartho Community Library. There’s books of course, but also music, fitness, computing, sports and lots more. Now they’ve got a new film club starting up and some really good movies lined up. Here’s what they’ve got planned for the next few months. All films are shown on a Monday and start at 2pm which means there’ll be time to pop to Florence’s for a restorative brew afterwards. 16th October FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

8th January THE ZOOKEEPERS WIFE

30th October THEIR FINEST

22nd January THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

13th November MY COUSIN RACHEL 27th November HAMPSTEAD 11th December THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

For further information about the film club or to find out about any of the library's many events check on Facebook or go to scarthoe.wixsite. com/scartholibrary

Coffee Shop Scartho Fork Roundabout | 07923 474436 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 9am-4pm Situated at Scartho Fork, Florence’s Coffee Shop is both chic and welcoming, the perfect place to meet friends for a catch up or for a relaxed business lunch or just to take some time out for yourself and enjoy a great cup of tea or coffee and some of their delicious home made cakes. Cream teas are a speciality of the house and now that they’ve added Yorvale’s famous ice cream to their menu there’s even more reason to call in and treat yourself!

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Thursday 19th October at Wendover Hall, Church Lane, Humberston 7.30–9.30pm Come and join us for our annual open evening to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. At 8.30pm the Humber Belles will perform some favourite songs from their current repertoire and you’ll be invited to join in the harmonies in their pre-performance warm up!

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The Humber Belles are a group of ladies who meet each Thursday at Wendover Hall from 7.15-9.30pm. Visit our website or contact Vere Conolly on 01472 695836 It’s time to let all that music out for everyone to hear!

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Humber Belles will be holding a short course in close harmony singing soon after Christmas. These sessions, which will be held in a happy and relaxed atmosphere, should help to banish those Post-Christmas Blues! They’ll be lots of fun and help improve your technique too so for further information please email sing4parts@outlook.com

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FOR GHOULIES AND GHOSTIES AND LONG LEGGEDY BEASTIES AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT ... YOU NEED TO BE AT THE NEW TWINKLES FANCY DRESS HALLOWEEN ROOMS If you're looking for a great costume for Halloween then may we suggest a trip to Twinkles Fancy Dress at the foot of Isaac's Hill where Kath Twinkle Summers has a whole room full of fabulous costumes for you to choose from. It's a great place to shop if you don't mind the howling of the undead and the blood dripping down the walls. There’s everything from witches and warlocks to giant spiders, zombies and monsters from the silver screen but don’t be scared. Step inside my dears.


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They’ve been enjoying a busy year at coach travel specialists Hough’s of Lincolnshire with the arrival of a top of the range new addition to their fleet and a runner’s up trophy at the British Coach Tourism awards. They’ve also been expanding their business by taking tours across the channel to France and Germany so we went down to their recent open day to help Richard and Rosina and their staff to celebrate with a nice cup of tea and some really excellent cake. The new brochure is available now so give them a call or pop in to get a copy and see where they’re going next.


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4 nights DBB at the 3* Royal Victoria Hotel Llanberis. Excursions to Anglesey, Betws-y-Coed & Llandudno. Ride on the Snowdon Mountain 5 days Railway.

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4 nights DBB, porterage & 2 nights musical entertaiment at the 3* Buckatree Hall Hotel. Includes excursions to Shrewsbury, 5 days Wrexham, Llangollen, Telford and a tour of per person RAF Cosford.

One night DBB at the 4* Orchard Hotel, Nottingham. A night full of music, dancing and fun! Free time in Nottingham & Lincoln. 2 days

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LONDON WEEKENDS

TINSELTOWN TENBY

Treat yourself to one of our fantastic winter capital 2 day breaks departing on 4th November 2017 & 9th December 2017. Includes one night B&B at the Ibis Earls Court. On arrival leave your cases in a luggage NOVEMBER DECEMBER room while you explore our fabulous capital city. After breakfast on the Sunday our coach will 2 days 2 days transfer you into the centre for more sightseeing or shopping. 9th December date coincides with per person per person the fabulous Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park.

Get into the festive spirit with an early Christmas. Day. Includes 4 nights DBB and live seasonal entertainment at the Park Hotel, Tenby. 5 days Excursions to Carmarthen and per person Fishguard, and free time to explore Tenby.

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHT AT LONGLEAT 3 nights DBB at the 4* Holiday Inn Bristol Filton. Included is a drive around Longleat Safari Park and admission into Longleat House in all its Christmas splendour. We finish the day with the fantastic Festival of Light as Longleat stages Europe’s largest ever display of giant Chinese lanterns transforming the estate into a glowing winter wonderland. Covering more than 30 acres and featuring a variety of traditional Chinese designs including 4 days dragons & pagodas. This magical spectacular display will take your breath away.

£289 per person SRS £75

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Includes 4 nights DBB and nightly entertainment at the Cairn Hotel in Harrogate. Visit the magical German Christkindlmarket in Leeds and the ever 5 days popular St Nicholas Fair in York. Also per person visit Castle Howard SRS £60 (admission included).

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SLEDMERE CRAFT & FOOD MARKET

Arrive for morning coffee then browse around the gift & farm Shop before a 3 course lunch. Then enjoy an hour of music & dancing with tea, only coffee, & cakes followed by a game per person of cash bingo and the Christmas Raffle.

Housed in a luxury heated marquee in the historic castle courtyard and featuring approximately 150 exhibitors, plus a food hall and champagne only bar and two restaurants. A great per person way to get into the festive spirit.

The Fair is held in the Home Farm buildings featuring over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and sumptuous food. Enjoy a tractor & trailer trip to only the deer park (at small extra cost). Please per person Note Sledmere House is closed at this time.

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GRIMSBY FISH

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or Nottingham it's lace. For Leicester it's boot making. For Melton Mowbray it's pork pies. Some industries are just so closely associated with places they almost seem to share an identity. That's why Grimsby is still a fish town, despite the collapse of the fishing industry.

Grimsby folk were fishermen (and occasionally fisherwomen) from the middle ages onwards and especially since the development of the docks and the arrival of the railways during the early Victorian era. Famously it is said that in the heyday of the industry you could walk from one side of the docks to the other without getting your feet wet. So synonymous were Grimsby and fish that the relationship was commemorated in the nickname of our local football team and subsequently in the emergence of Harry the Haddock. Of course times have changed, the trawler fleet is long departed, (although some vessels like Fastline Shellfish’s MV Sweetwater still sail from the port), and our official soubriquet is now Europe's Food Town in honour of the vast range of processing that is conducted in the area but it's still a town built on fish. The upgraded Fish Market facilities draw in fish from Iceland, Norway and many other places and the town is a centre for the production of a huge range of fish products, from salmon fillets to salt cod, smoked haddock to fresh crab. The seafood industry is worth ​2.5 billion pounds a year to the local economy and 70% of Europe’s chilled fish is produced in this area. And if you were in any doubt about the continuing fame of our most famous product then you should have been at the recent Texas gig at the Auditorium when lead singer Sharleen Spiteri waxed lyrical about the fish and chips she'd had for her tea. That’s real fame for you.

Brexit, supply, sustainability? We asked Chris Sparkes of Jaines Seafood what he thinks are the main challenges facing the Grimsby’s fish processing industries.

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And what about the future? A proud heritage is a fine thing but it doesn't necessarily convert into high quality jobs. We asked Chris Sparkes of Jaines Seafood (pictured on the right in the photo above) about the big challenges facing the industry.

"Well it may sound predictable but first and foremost it's Brexit and the currency instability that it has caused. The majority of our fish is imported from Norway and Iceland and the fall in the value of the pound means a 20% increase in the price we pay and that's not something we can just pass on to customers. Brexit will also impact our ability to recruit skilled workers in Europe. But this is a resilient industry and we're adaptable. These challenges will cause us to assess the strengths and weaknesses of our businesses and make the changes necessary for success.�


THEATRE

A HAPPY CHRISTMAS

MY HEARTIES! Times are tough at the Admiral Benbow inn where Purity Hawkins and her son Jim are struggling to pay their rent arrears. When Billy Bones, a former pirate and a resident of the inn, hands Jim a map showing the way to Captain Flint’s treasure it signals the start of one of the world’s greatest adventure stories. Jim sets off for Treasure Island, accompanied by Dr Livesy, Squire Trelawney, several ruthless pirates (including Long John Silver and his parrot)and assorted stowaways. It’s going to be lots of fun so be sure not to miss Treasure Island The Pantomime at The Caxton Theatre from Saturday November 25th to Saturday December 2nd.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October INTENT TO MURDER Written by Leslie Sands Directed by Steve Skipworth Saturday 25th November to Saturday 2nd December TREASURE ISLAND A CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME Written by Robert Till Directed by Robert Till

Saturday 4th March to Saturday 11th March RELATIVELY SPEAKING Written by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Stephen Labourne Saturday 21st April to Saturday 28th April PLAY ON Written by Rick Abbot Directed by John M Solley Saturday 2nd June to Saturday 9th June MURDER WEAPON Written by Brian Clemens Directed by Debra West

Saturday 20th January to Saturday 27th January THE THRILL OF LOVE Written by Amanda Whittington Directed by Cathy Bennett-Ryan

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INDEPENDENCE

Keeping Independent

Experts agree that senior citizens living alone should be involved in their own care as much as possible because it fosters a sense of purpose, facilitating a sense of accomplishment and agency. And even in a residential setting it's important that clients feel that they are in control of at least some aspects of their lives. It's good for their health and self respect and dignity. At care providers such as at The Grove in Waltham (opposite) there’s always lots happening so that residents can make choices about what they want to do. Of course not everybody can exercise control over every aspect of their lives, but o matter our age or the state of specialist equipment such as mobility aids our health we all strive for and and lifts can allow people to stay in their enjoy independence. From the own homes for longer and joining a pet care time we are born, our parents taught scheme will offer opportunities for decision us how to care for ourselves until we making that will enhance and enrich people’s reach adulthood and then we began the experience. process of teaching our own children the In residential settings providers will provide value of doing things for themselves. a range of activities so that their clients can make meaningful choices about how to The value of independence is instilled in spend their time. us throughout life - and the desire to be independent does not diminish with age. Because independence is a good thing in Maintaining independence promotes a sense its own right - something we must seek to of achievement that generates a sense of promote for everyone. self worth and well being.

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INDUSTRIAL ESTATES

Around the

Estates They may not be the loveliest places in the world but when you need a specialist task performing or an expert trade then more often than not you'll end up on one of the many

industrial estates that surround the town. Whether it's the haulage knowledge of GL Commercials on Europa Way, coach hire from Millman's on Wilton Road or expert maintenance of your vehicle by Lincs VWA on Woodside Park in Tetney these are businesses that know their stuff. So next time you need something doing properly take a trip out of town and around the estates - you'll probably find exactly what you're looking for.


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If you need to arrange transport for a group of people to an event of any kind, you can’t go wrong with Millman Coaches. They’ve got years of expertise, a wide variety of comfortable coaches (all with seat belts), experienced drivers and a safety record that’s second to none. Millman Coaches are available for private individuals, schools, colleges and businesses and they’re always happy to give advice on how to go about organising a trip, so when you need a coach give Millman Coaches a call!

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FREEMAN STREET

THERE’S LOTS HAPPENING ON FREEMAN STREET MARKET! Here at The Peoples we’re big fans of Freeman Street Market. With it’s recent history of investment and improvement and a programme of exciting family events it has become a light, bright and fun place to shop and an essential part of the Freeman Street renaissance. There’s lots happening at the market in the near future but we’re particularly keen on their Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition which takes place on Saturday 28th October. It starts at 10am and there’s a £2 entry fee which goes to Cash for Kids and the winner, who gets a fantastic prize, will be decided by a Facebook Like off. It’s not just pumpkins either. From 11am they’ll be playing Trick Or Treat. Bob for an apple, pick out a treat card and win a fabulous prize and then at 2pm the GAP Theatre Company will be delivering a special spooky performance. Sounds a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.

Grimsby Sewing & Knitting We’ve pointed out before that Grimsby Sewing and Knitting is one of those TARDIS-like shops that seem to be bigger inside than out – well now it’s even more true because proprietors Paul and Linda Haynes have expanded their empire to include the shop next door – giving them four shop widths of space to fill with top quality haberdashery. The new shop is exclusively devoted to woolcrafts and stocks a fantastic range of yarns from top names like King Cole, Stylecraft, Woolcraft, Cygnet and Sirdar plus needles, hooks, patterns and everything you might need to get the most out of your craft. They’re always happy to give advice too, so if you’re new to the world of woolcraft just drop in one day for a chat and they’ll sort you out with all you need to get started on a project that’s affordable and achievable too!

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LEARNING A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

KUMON CELEBRATE FIFTEEN YEARS IN HEALING AND HUNDREDS OF HAPPY STUDENTS

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t’s fifteen years since Sarah Prior first set up the Kumon Study Centre in Healing Village Hall and in that time hundreds of happy students and parents have passed through the doors to get her help towards enhancing their educational achievement and maximising their potential. Sarah marked the anniversary with an awards ceremony and she’s in the image on the right with local author Steve Meek who presented the award and Ryan who received the trophy for English progress. Kumon originated in Japan and is now a wordwide educational phenomenon. The aim of the programme is to help students become advanced learners by boosting their self-confidence as they work out how to overcome challenges and problems by themselves.

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If you think that Kumon might be just right for your child then why not bring them along for a 2 week trial during October to see how they get on (subject to availability) Kumon is an independent study programme, but students are never alone. Sarah provides the guidance and encouragement that students need to take their learning into their own hands, increasing their motivation to succeed and achieve. Sessions take place between 3.30 and 5.30pm every Monday and Thursday with students dropping in for about twenty minutes, once or twice a week. Why not give Sarah a call to see if Kumon can work for you and your child.


STALLINGBOROUGH

They've got a great tradition of Christmas festivities at Stallingborough Grange and this year is going to be no exception. These fantastic party nights all include a delicious 3 course dinner from the Festive fayre menu and each one winds up with a night of music and dance! Saturday 9th December FUNKY THROWBACK PARTY NIGHT Dress - Smart Party the night away to the sounds of the 70s, 80s & 90s Friday 15th December MAGICAL BOND PARTY NIGHT Dress - Black Tie Finish off the night with great dance music with our resident group Fuzion Saturday 16th December RAZZLE DAZZLE PARTY NIGHT Dress - Smart Be a dancing king or queen with our resident group Fuzion

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CLEETHORPES

It may be getting chilly but Cleethorpes is still buzzing. We seem to remember a time when everything pretty much shut down after the summer but nowadays there’s always plenty going on. Our favourite event of the Autumn is Glow In The Park which takes place at Meridian Park on Saturday 25th November. It’s a glorious mix of colour, music and neon clothing and it’s all in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice.

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A Good Yarn is a wool shop and so much more! It’s also a place to be delighted, inspired, encouraged and supported, a welcoming hub for everyone who loves knitting, whether they’re beginners or more experienced. There are knitting and crochet workshops, a regular crochet and knit club and a range of monthly activities which have covered techniques including beaded and lace knitting and finishing techniques. Kate Roberts is the owner and she’s a dedicated knitter with a real passion for her craft who likes nothing better than helping newcomers to learn the basics. A Good Yarn stocks fantastic brands to suit all pockets and projects but it is more then just your average wool shop. Whether you’re a novice or an expert there’s sure to be something for you at A Good Yarn - just pop in and have a chat with Kate and her team and let’s get those needles clicking.

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HOME MAINTENANCE take care of the bricks and mortar and they’ll take care of you!

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nless you've got lots of good jewellery or a really impressive stamp collection your home is probably your most valuable asset and if you keep it in good condition it should keep you warm, dry and safe for years to come. With a bit of with care and regular maintenance you should be able to ensure that small faults don’t escalate into major problems and by catching things early the cost of repairs is smaller and spread over a longer period.

On the outside of your home you should start at roof level, check that chimney stacks don't look damaged, ridges are even guttering is sound and unblocked. Give the brickwork and window frames some attention while you're outside and take a look around the garden to see if there any jobs need doing. Autumn is a great time for tidying up. Back indoors get an expert in to check gas and electric and make sure timber and plumbing are satisfactory. Look out for signs of damp.

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HOME MAINTENANCE

GET SERIOUS ABOUT STRIPES

If you're thinking about trying a little winter decorating then you should be aware that the latest fashion trend is stripes. And not just any stripes. Big, bold and colourful and on wallpaper, furniture, carpets, the kids, the dog. Anywhere you like in fact.

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Are your soft furnishings looking tired? Carpets a little the worse for wear? the carpet and upholstery cleaning specialists are here to help!

give us a call for a free no obligation quote “I used Collins Cleaning Services to clean my 3 piece suite. It looks lovely, and at a cost of only £75 pounds I thought it was great value for money.” Mrs Wright, Scartho

Here at Collins Cleaning Specialists we’re proud to have been keeping homes and businesses in Grimsby & Cleethorpes clean – inside and out – for over 15 years. For your complete peace of mind our team is fully insured and CRB checked. Regular cleaning helps to prolong the life of your carpets and upholstery and can transform and refresh a tired looking room. No problem is too big or too small so why not get in touch with us to see how we can help save your carpets and soft furnishings and leave them looking like new.

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At Garden Aid we offer a wide range of gardening services including landscaping, fencing, weed control, lawn care, general maintenance and all types of tree work. We have over 40 years of horticultural experience and we promise the highest standards of workmanship, integrity and reliability. We also promise to donate 10% of our profits to Age Care Development Uganda (www.agecareug.org), a charity based in the Kyenjojo district of Western Uganda which takes care of elderly people. So when you use Garden Aid not only does your garden look great but you really are helping to care for two communities.

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Christmas is coming! Visit our gift and craft stall at The Ice House, Oxford Street, Grimsby for loads of great gift ideas that help to care for two communities!


CYCLING

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Don’t miss out on some of the most bracing riding of the year! Make the most of

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e all love to get out and about on our bikes when the weather is fine, but how many of us can claim to be real twelve months of the year cyclists, out on the open road even when it's cold and wet?

use plenty of layers and buy cycling specific products that won't lead to a build up of sweat against your skin. When you start to cool down, that's going to make you feel even colder. Bright colours and reflectives are important too for staying safe. Some riders keep a special bike for using in winter but if you're going to In fact, with a little bit of preparation and care, the autumn and winter can use your usual machine then make offer some of the best riding of the year. sure you service it thoroughly or get So what are the basic steps to take an expert, like our good friends at BikeFix to do it for you. Winter tyres to prepare ourselves and our bikes for riding once the nights close in? may be an option, mudguards are First and foremost of course it's about essential and an extra few layers of clothing and the advice is simple. tape on your handlebars will be a Get the best quality you can afford, blessing for those cold fingers.

Remember that cold weather often leads to an increased number of punctures so carry an extra tube and repair kit and think about investing in some new lights - it's important to be seen by other road users. Lastly always remember to keep your energy levels up and make sure you take plenty of liquids. Maybe you could plan a course with warm refreshments available en route. Then it's time to get yourself out into that bracing Lincolnshire countryside. Have a great time - you'll be seeing some familiar places in a new, (and sometimes slightly dim) light.

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Scampton Air Show 2017

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RAF SCAMPTON HOSTS A NEW AIR SHOW FOR LINCOLNSHIRE

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AF Scampton held its first air show on the weekend of September 9th & 10th and what a great event it was! More than 100 planes, including a unique mix of modern military jets, historic warbirds, civilian display acts and the RAF Falcons - the UK’s premier military parachute team - all joined the world famous Red Arrows (performing at their home base) for a spectacular show that thrilled the thousands who attended and celebrated not only the history of flight but the valour, skill and heritage of the Royal Air Force. There was also Scampton’s very own collection of historic RAF fire engines to be admired and from WW1 and WW2, the famous 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron. There were also memories of the Cold War when Scampton was a key station for the Vulcan bomber. With bygones exhibits and a Techno Zone for more up to date thrills this was a fantastic weekend for all the family. Same time next year? Let’s hope so.


All Star Snooker at The Beachcomber

IN THE KNOW

CRAFTY KEN COMES TO THE BEACHCOMBER IN AID OF THE PINK ROSE SUITE

Snooker fans gathered at The Beachcomber on Friday September 8th when the former World Professional Snooker Champion Ken Doherty came to town to play some frames, share some stories and raise money for the Pink Rose Suite. The event was the brainchild of local snooker professional Jamie Curtis-Barrett and aimed

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to raise money in memory of Jamie’s wife Leanne who was a patient on the Pink Rose suite. She sadly lost her fight against breast cancer in March 2016. Jaime’s friend and fellow professional Allan Taylor came along too and the three stars treated the crowd, and a few lucky amateur cuemen, to an evening of laughter, memories and skills on the old green baize.


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essential checks

motoring

Falling temperatures and poor weather mean the number of breakdowns can more than double throughout the winter months. So before the worst of the winter takes hold here are our top tips for basic motor maintenance that will see you through to spring. 1. Get your car serviced If your car is due a service, get it done before the winter. If you don’t have a regular garage then we’d highly recommend the ones in this issue. They’re top class. 2. Check your battery The battery should be a top priority at this time of year. During the winter months it suffers from a double whammy of cold temperatures - reducing the output and the increased use of lights, heater and blower, which place it under additional strain.

essential they are in good condition. A minimum of 3mm depth during the winter, compared to the legal minimum of 1.6mm, gives much better grip.

3. Top up engine coolant with antifreeze Engine coolant should be a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze but it tends to get diluted during the course of the year. Now’s the time to get the mix right.

5. Clean your lights and wipers Check that all lights, indicators and rear reflectors are clean and check the wiper blades to check for nicks and tears. Check for any chips in the windscreen, as these can grow in the cold weather.

4. Check your tyres As a car’s tyres are key to both steering and braking, it is

And of course carry a thermos, shovel and blanket and make sure your phone is charged. Have a safe winter!

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Texas at The Auditorium

told some outrageous stories, commented on the joys of parenthood and even took time out to lavish praise on the fish and chips she’d been given for her tea. All the hits were present and correct, with Black Well what can we say? Eyed Boy, In Demand and Say What You What If you weren’t there on Wednesday 20th being the biggest crowd pleasers. The show also September then you missed one of the best featured material from shows ever to grace the band’s new album Jump On Board which a Grimsby stage as Sharleen Spiteri and many fans had clearly already learned by heart. Texas delivered a sensational performance, Fantastic stuff and come back soon. chatted with the crowd,

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