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Well that’s Christmas done and dusted. Now we just have to pay for it which will probably take us right through to November. In this issue we welcome in 2017 with a look at an exciting line up of shows at the Caxton Theatre plus some suggestions for giving your home a little bit of a new year make over. We welcome in the Chinese New Year with Oriental Express and we look forward to some major cycling events coming our way soon, including the Mayor’s Charity Challenge Weekend which promises to be lots of fun!

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What’s going on in your area?

2017 At The Caxtons

A year of excellent shows on the way

Chinese New Year

Welcome to the year of the Rooster

Women In Business

International Women’s Day 2017

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Cycling

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Valentines Day

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Home Comforts

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Caring

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New Year, New Hobby

Le Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride Love is all around the world Time to give your home a makeover? Could you be a Cancer Champion? Learn a new skill for the new year

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Legendary Punks 999 Headed For The Yardbirds

The Chandelier Of Lost Earrings At Grimsby Minster There’s a fascinating new exhibit in Grimsby Minster, the third in a programme of contemporary art exhibitions organised by Our Big Picture Ltd. It’s the work of artists Sharon Campbell and Lauren Sagar who appealed for people to donate earrings that had become separated from their partners. In all they were given more than 3000 earrings which they fashioned into a magnificent chandelier that drips with glittering jewels and delicate threads of fine chain. It’s a fascinating structure – one that you can look at for a long

There are two exciting diary dates for local punk fans to remember over the next few months starting with May 19th when the legendary 999 will be playing the Yardbirds. 999 are among the founding generation of British punk and although they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary they’re still noticeably angry. With support from UK Skunk and Dead Dads it should be quite a night and will help to set the scene for Saturday July 1st when the same venue will play host to a punk all dayer with performances by the time and keep finding fascinating new likes of Hung Like Hanratty, Ming City details, or you can just enjoy the play Rockers, The SoapGirls and too many of light and imagine the stories behind more to mention. Ten hours of music, each component. early birds at £10, it has to be too The Chandelier will be at Grimsby good to miss. Minster, Tuesday to Saturday from www.anarchyentertainment.co.uk for 9.30am to 2.30pm until February 15th. more details


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A GREAT LINE UP OF SHOWS COMING TO THE CAXTONS IN 2017

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here’s an exciting line up of shows coming to The Caxton Theatre this year including a feast of rib tickling comedy. Next up is a terrific farce – Home Is Where Your Clothes Are – which deals with all the problems that arise when a landlord tries to rent a flat to two tenants at once. With a wild confusion of mistaken identities, awkward confrontations and hectic misunderstandings, this is one you do not want to miss! It’s going to be a great show and runs from Saturday 4th to Saturday 11th March. For more information go to www.caxtontheatre. com. Tickets can be purchased via the website or from NELC Tourist Information Centres on 01472 323111

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 4th March to Saturday 11th March HOME IS WHERE YOUR CLOTHES ARE written by Anthony Marriott and Bob Grant directed by John Ferguson Saturday 18th March THE SOUNDS OF SIMON: A TRIBUTE TO SIMON AND GARFUNKEL Saturday 22nd April to Saturday 29th April DIRTY DUSTING written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood directed by John Solley

Tuesday 2nd May to Wednesday 3rd May STEPTOE AND SON written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Saturday 3rd June to Saturday 10th June NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH written by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Debra West Friday 16th June HANCOCK’S HALF HOUR with James Hurn produced by Sally L. Davey written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Saturday 15th July to Saturday 22nd July BOEING BOEING written by Marc Camoletti directed by Brian Blakey

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welcome to the year of the rooster!

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hinese New Year’s Day, also known as the Spring Festival, is an important date in the traditional Chinese calendar. The date varies but this year it falls on January 28th. It is the high point of a celebration which lasts for fifteen days, from New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival and by tradition it is a day for families and will often feature a reunion dinner. Houses will be cleaned and decorated with red paper cutouts and scrolls of poetry and after the meal is done firecrackers will be set off and gifts of money exchanged in red envelopes. The years of the calendar are named after the twelve animals who make up the Chinese zodiac and their order is drawn from the legend of the Jade Emperor’s great race. This year is the year of the rooster. The rooster came tenth in the race and it’s year is therefore tenth in the calendar cycle. In Chinese culture, the rooster represents fidelity and punctuality, because it wakes people up on time. People born in the year of the Rooster are beautiful, kind hearted, hard working, courageous, independent, humorous and honest. They like to keep the home neat and organized but they can be a bit feisty so watch what you say while they’re in earshot!

CHIEF EXECS TAKE ON A MARATHON CHALLENGE IN AID OF YMCA HUMBER

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he London Marathon will take place on April 24th this year and if you’re a keen armchair sports fan you’ll probably be watching along with most of the rest of the country, admiring the spectacle and the fancy dress and of course the efforts of the runners. This year there’ll be a special local reason for watching because among the competitors from our area will be Malcolm Smith, chief executive of YMCA Humber and Rob Walsh, chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Council who will be running with a team to raise money for YMCA Humber. They’re both keen runners but while Rob, who is also the man responsible for the Dong Energy 10k race, (it’s on July 30th this year and entries are open) has run the marathon before this will be Malcolm’s first effort at the 26 plus mile distance. So best of luck to both and we’ll keep an eye open for you on The Mall. If you’d like to sponsor the YMCA team at the London Marathon or make a donation then go to www.justgiving.com/ymcaeng


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arch 8th 2017 is International Women's Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the world. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change and individuals and groups are being invited to hold events and celebrations around that theme.

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You could, for example, use the day as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women or to personally commit to helping to drive forward gender parity. There are lots of ideas and suggestions at their website www.internationalwomensday.com where you’ll also find information and features on the history of IWD. On the next few pages you’ll find some of the many businesswomen who make such a positive contribution to the local economy and The Peoples would like to take this opportunity to salute them and the examples they set for today’s young women.

JD Carpet Binding Josie Dennehy was told by a clairvoyant that a business opportunity was on the way – and that weekend her son introduced her to her first carpet binding machine! From that point on there was no stopping her and with the assistance of the E-Factor and the support of her husband Pat she put together a business plan and the rest is history. Josie’s an expert in binding the edges of rugs and carpets with high quality wool threads, transforming frayed carpets and off cuts into good as new floor coverings. Her customers have included the London Olympics but she’s proud of the fact that she gives the same attention and care to all orders, large and small. She also provides non-slip matting for rugs and a range of carpet and upholstery services including cleaning, stain guarding and allergy protection.

Give your carpet the edge with

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Barnet’s Hairdressers

Barnet’s of Sea View has been our favourite gentleman’s hairdresser for a long time and we’ve no doubt that it will continue to be so now that former stylist Julie Wotton has taken over as the new owner. She isn’t planning any major changes however. “We have an excellent customer base who seem to like what we do” Julie explains, “so we we must be doing something right.” How does she feel about stepping up to become proprietor of her own business? “It’s a really exciting time but I’m lucky because I have exceptional staff to rely on. We’ve been together for years and we all get on really well so it’s like going to work to see your friends. You’ll sometimes hear people say that women don’t work well together but don’t you believe a word of it. A team of strong, able women is the best team there is!”

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Kath Summers at Twinkles

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Twinkles has been in business for nearly twenty years in the former electricity showroom building at the foot of Isaac’s Hill and in that time proprietor Kath Summers has seen the nature of the enterprise change from a dress agency to being the region’s biggest and best known novelty clothing emporium. Whether you’re looking for Harry Potter or Horrid Henry, a Flintstone or a Frozen Princess, Twinkles is the place to go and it’s a real family affair too with Kath’s daughter Melanie and her granddaughter Tiffany both working alongside her in the shop.

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Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Have faith in yourself, but be aware that there’s going to be a lot of hard work on the way!

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS WELCOME TO KUMON

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e all want our children to fulfil their potential at school but sometimes it can feel like we just pack them off each day and hope for the best. It’s difficult to know what help we can give them but one practical step that can work wonders is to enrol them in the Kumon programme. Kumon originated in Japan and is now a wordwide educational phenomenon. The Grimsby Centre is at Healing Village Hall and is run by Sarah Prior (pictured right receiving an award to mark her first thirteen years as a Kumon instructor). The aim of the programme is to help students become advanced learners with positive attitudes to study 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 February 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 day 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.


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SIGNS OF THE TIMES

If you’re looking for a present for the football fan in your life then you can’t go wrong with these fantastic commemorative street signs from Home Is Where The Heart Is of Wellowgate. There’s a huge range to choose from including Premier League giants and of course Blundell Park plus plenty of alternative messages. And if that’s not perfect then there are Harry Potter streets like Diagon Alley and a superb selection of stamped wooden crates which will look just great in your mancave or even in the kitchen!


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Have you got a sweet tooth? Do you look back with affection to the days when the sweet shops were full of jars of apple sours, pear drops and rhubarb and custards? If your answer is yes then you’ll love Sweet Indulgence on St Peter’s Avenue where Ann Wright has all your old favourites and more. She also specialises in gluten, sugar, and dairy free chocolate and stocks gelatin free, fat free and low carb sweets too. This Easter she has plenty on offer including the Plamil sugar and dairy free range and Just Wholefoods Gelatine free jellies in 100g bags with a choice of cola and slightly sour. Deliciousl! It’s a sweetie lovers dream come true!

Sample Sped are experts in the transport of frozen products of all kinds, but especially fish. If you’ve got some salmon that needs to be in London by noon tomorrow then they’re the people you need. Proprietor Sylvia Landrey might be said to have road haulage in her genes - her father was Ralph Williams and she followed him into the family business. Sample Sped, founded in 1998 and offers next day deliveries within the UK. They also have an extensive international business with many consignments each day headed for Europe, Japan and Taiwan.

A&D Curtains A&D Curtains’ shop (on the corner of Highgate and St Peter’s Avenue) is bursting at the seams with top quality fabrics and home furnishings from big brands like Iliv, Clarke and Clarke, Belfield and Ashley Wilde along with co-ordinating wallpapers. They also have a superb range of gift and homewares and stock an impressive variety of nets and voiles, tracks, poles and accessories. So if you’re thinking about trying a new look for your home interiors why not make A&D Curtains your first port of call and make your view a bit more beautiful?

A&D Curtains a family business est over 35 years www.aanddcurtains.co.uk or call 01472 694118 24-26 Highgate, Cleethorpes DN35 8NR


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Josie Moon at La Luna 2017 is set to be a big year for author Josie Moon as she launches a new business venture, embarks on a tour with British jazz royalty and gets her teeth into a brand new writing project. We caught up with Josie we started by asking her what led to her decision to make a fresh start.

programme of events and activities for them. Singing together is such a joyful way to spend time and I have lots of plans for singing in the community this year. The Peoples: And what about this jazz and poetry tour?

JM: I was commissioned to write a collection of poems, A Fish Tale, by Gill Wilde of Grimsby Jazz that Pat McCarthy and Alan Barnes have set to music. We premiered at the Jazz Festival in 2016 and this year, thanks to funding from Josie: I decided towards the end the Arts Council, we are taking the of 2016 that in my fiftieth year I work on tour with a band of jazz would really focus on the things superstars. It’s so exciting to be that matter to me and put all of my part of the project and the effort and energy into realising my collection will be the first ambitions. This has meant letting La Luna publication, go of a lot of things and really so watch out for focussing on achieving my goals. the book launch I have set up a new business, which will be in the La Luna, and all of the work that early spring. really is important to me is now under that umbrella. The Peoples: What’s your main ambition for the next year? JM: La Luna is all about the work that I love and want to devote time to. I have a brand new small publishing house, La Luna Books, which I will be using to publish not only my own writing but also work by other writers. I’ll also be offering writing workshops for adults, children and young people who want to explore their ideas, focusing primarily on creativity for well-being and for the pleasure of writing. One of my greatest loves is the Fusion Creative Community Choir and I’ll be developing a

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The Peoples: So what’s keeping you busy now? JM: I’m currently working on a new collection of poems which explore the underbelly of urban life in Grimsby and take a fantastical look at the layers of our town, its history and people. I’m also using photography and painting to create what will be a publication, hopefully for late 2017. The Peoples: And finally, any new year resolutions? I have learnt that the only way to be is to be yourself, live well and do what you love. It works for me and that is my resolution for this year and beyond.


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WORLD SLEEP DAY

Cleethorpes Bed Shop Cleethorpes Bed Shop is one of those places that’s bigger inside than outside you’ll be amazed at how much it holds! Their customer service is second to none and if you want some good advice about how to go about choosing a bed that’s just right for you then this is the place to go. Which makes it all the more sad to say that if you want some of that famous Cleethorpes Bed Shop customer service for yourself you’ve only got a few weeks left to get it in because Marcie has decided to retire and the business will be no more after April. Having been in business for 18 years she has decided to spend some more time with her husband and her garden and we can say for sure that both Marcie and the shop will be sorely missed.

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I’d like to say a big thank you to all of my customers over the years who have made it such a pleasure to have the shop and without whom, of course, there would have been no business. My best wishes and thanks to you all.

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Continuity: Sleep periods should be seamless without breaks. • Depth: Sleep should be deep enough to be restorative so you wake feeling refreshed. World Sleep Day is an annual event to Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep can have raise awareness of sleep disorders and the a significant negative impact on our health burden that they place on society and in in the long and short term. Next day effects 2017 it will be held on Friday 17th March. of poor quality sleep include a negative The organisers are encouraging people to impact on our attention span, memory think carefully about their sleeping patterns recall and learning. Longer term effects are to see if they can be improved and the being studied, but poor quality sleep or hope is that by doing so we can also sleep deprivation has been associated with improve our general health. significant health problems, such as obesity, Sleep problems constitute a global diabetes, weakened immune systems and epidemic that threatens health and even some cancers. quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s There are lots of factors that can contribute population and although most sleep to bad sleep, including poor nutrition, disorders are preventable or treatable, alcohol use, breathing issues and ambient less than one third of sufferers seek noise but among the most important is professional help. of course, having a bed that suits your Experts believe that better understanding of needs. If your bed is old or uncomfortable, sleep conditions and more research into the it may explain daytime tiredness or lack area will help reduce the burden of sleep of energy. Why not take yourself to an disorders on society. expert – we’d suggest our good friend The three essential elements of good quality Marcie at Cleethorpes Beds or the nice sleep are: people at Brigg Beds - and see what they • Duration: The length of sleep should recommend for you. be sufficient for the sleeper to be Who knows, a great night’s sleep may be rested and alert the following day. just a dream or two away!

Brigg Beds Your bed isn’t just the place where you sleep - it’s where you finally unwind after a long day. It should be welcoming and comfortable, lulling you easily into slumber and helping you to forget your worries. If your bed isn’t doing any of these things, it’s probably time for a change. But which bed is just right for you? There are lots of factors to be considered including size, springing and hardness, but

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Cycle Yorkshire TWO GREAT RIDES ON THE WAY FOR 2017!

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ver the past few years Yorkshire has become well known as a destination for international cyclists and that’s due in no small part to the success of the Tour de Yorkshire. This year will see the event’s third edition, starting in Bridlington on Friday April 28th and finishing in Sheffield on Sunday 30th. Along the way the riders will be visiting Harrogate, Scarborough and Bradford and will take in Yorkshire’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Fountains Abbey and Saltaire. There’ll be a women’s race on the Saturday and a Sportive, open to the general public, on the Sunday. The Sportive will allow thousands of amateur riders the to ride many of the same roads as the pros and cross the same finish line just a few hours before them. It’s expected to attract over 5,000

cyclists with 45km, 75km and 100km routes available enabling riders to choose a course that best suits them. You can find all the information you need at www.letour.yorkshire.com and there’s another exhilarating weekend of riding through glorious countryside when the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride takes place on June 18th, on a route than takes in some of the finest scenery the county has to offer. This year will be the 33rd GYBR, running 70 miles from Wetherby to Filey, and it’s open to riders of all abilities who will be raising money for the race’s nominated charities. Over the course of its history the race has raised more than two and a half million pounds and the annual total rises year on year. You can find more information at www.gybr.co.uk


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“I feel that we all have a responsibility to do more for these important causes. I want this event to help bring the community together and to be a success for everyone. I would like it to be a part of the legacy of my year as Mayor�. Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell


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RAISING MONEY AND AWARENESS WITH THE MAYOR’S CHARITY CHALLENGE

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f you’d like to be part of a fantastic charity event over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday April 29th to Monday May 1st) you’ll be delighted to hear about The Mayor’s Charity Challenge which was announced recently at the Town Hall and promises a weekend of exercise, fun and physical challenges, covering the whole borough from Immingham to Wold Newton and all points between.

The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell is joined by Health Tree Foundation Community Champion Lauren Alexander, Dr John Price, Headmaster of St James School and Health Tree mascot Scrubs the Bear at the launch of the Mayor's Charity Challenge at the Town Hall.

Plans for the challenge were outlined by the Mayor and it certainly looks like being a terrific programme. Setting out from the Meridian marker in Cleethorpes, the Mayor will cycle the length and breadth of the borough, accompanied by a team of helpers and performing challenges along the way. Challenges will be set by local individuals and businesses and if you’ve got any ideas then the organisers would love to hear from you. Along the way there’ll be plenty of opportunities to raise money for vital local charities, including the Nidd Diabetes Fund (established in memory of local jeweller John Nidd) and the Cat Zero programme, as well as raising awareness of the important issues surrounding both causes and, of course, the health and lifestyle benefits of cycling. The Health Tree Foundation, formerly the Scartho Road Hospital Charity, will also be involved and will be attending many of the weekend’s events and challenges, accompanied by their new mascot, Scrubs the Bear. There’ll also be a Go Ride session for kids at St Hugh’s Hospital and a young people’s biathlon at St James School. Additionally community groups along the route are being encouraged to organise events to celebrate the weekend, including offering refreshments or setting challenges for the Mayor and her team to complete. Speaking at the launch the head of St James’ School, Dr John Price said that North East Lincolnshire is a fantastic area for cycling and running and that the event will help raise awareness of the joys of cycling on the Wolds and bring people into the area. The event has a fundraising target of at least £10,000 and the Mayor explained the importance of the two charities which are close to her heart. “I feel that we have a responsibility to do more”, she said. “I want this event to help bring the community together and to be a success for everyone. I would like it to be a part of the legacy of my year as Mayor”. If you’d like to get involved with the Mayor’s Charity Challenge contact Grimsby Town Hall or phone 01472 324109.


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CYCLING

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DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE UP CYCLING BUT YOU'RE NOT SURE THAT YOU'RE FIT ENOUGH? MAYBE YOU'RE AN EX-CYCLIST LOOKING TO GET BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN BUT YOU'RE A BIT WORRIED ABOUT SOME OF THOSE HILLS? IF YOU'D LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF CYCLING WITHOUT ALL OF THE HARDSHIPS THEN PICAROCK, THE AREA’S LEADING ELECTRIC BIKE SPECIALIST, IS JUST THE PLACE FOR YOU. THEY STOCK A RANGE OF PEDAL ASSISTED BIKES BY FREEGO, VIKING AND CYCLOTRICITY, MANY OF WHICH HAVE A TOP SPEED OF 15MPH AND A RANGE OF 50 MILES ON A SINGLE CHARGE AND IF YOU DON'T SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THAT'S NO PROBLEM! JUST TELL THEM WHAT YOU NEED AND PICAROCK WILL CUSTOM BUILD THE ELECTRIC BIKE OF YOUR DREAMS. WHETHER YOU'RE INTERESTED IN A RACER OR A TOURER, A FAT BIKE OR A FOLDAWAY, A SINGLE SEATER OR A TANDEM, PICAROCK HAVE JUST THE BIKE FOR YOU AND IT'S WAITING RIGHT NOW FOR YOU TO COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE!

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NEW YEAR, NEW HOME

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NEW YEAR, NEW HOME

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t’s just a year now since Style Bathrooms moved into their new premises on Church Street, Grimsby, giving them the chance to showcase their impressive range of bathroom furniture, including furniture by Mereway, wall panels by Swish Marbrex, taps by Grohe, showers by Aqualisa and shower enclosures by Kudos. One thing that hasn’t changed with the move is the quality of service that you can expect from a Style Bathrooms installation. Once you’ve paid them a visit to discuss your requirements they’ll visit your home to measure up and their expert designers will put together the bathroom of your dreams. Style have their own in house installation team - they don’t use subcontractors - and that means that you can be sure your bathroom installation will go with the minimum of fuss and upheaval. Their project managers will keep everything running smoothly and Style always clear up at the end of each day so that mess is kept to an absolute minimum. They also offer a supply only service on a vast range of top quality fixtures and fittings so if that’s your preferred option then you’ll find a huge choice and excellent value. So if you’re planning a new bathroom just make sure you do it with style.


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Say Goodbye to Ceramic Tiles - and Grouting! At Style Bathrooms they don’t do ceramic tiling - because they’ve got something much better. Swish Marbrex is a range of ceiling and wall panels designed to create the look and feel of luxury in your home. The panels come in a wide range of patterns including beautiful marble or wood effect finishes and they’re available in a wide choice of colours and finishes. Marbrex is quick to install and easy to clean. It also provides insulation to the room helping to reduce condensation. And best of all Swish Marbrex wall panels fit together without the need for grout meaning that they keep looking their best for longer!

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NEW YEAR, NEW HOME

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Return Of The Pouffe

Another trend to watch out for is the return of that seventies favourite the pouffe (however you choose to pronounce it). The contemporary pouffe comes in a wide range of sizes and colours and is designed for indoor or outdoor use. These examples are from Pouf Daddy and we think you'll agree that they give a stylishly retro atmosphere to living room and garden. Prawn cocktail anyone?

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HOMES to leak back into your home. They also increase the risk of chimney fires and long term smoke damage to your furniture and to the fabric of your home. So how often should a domestic chimney be swept? Usually once a year for light use and twice a year for fireplaces in regular use. A professional sweep will be able to advise you more exactly because some fuels burn dirtier than others. Doesn’t it take ages and make a horrible mess? Probably much less of either than you think. With modern techniques and equipment most professional sweeps work quickly and with minimal mess.

A clean chimney is a healthy chimney!

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e all know that if we have a real fire we should have our chimney swept regularly, that’s just common sense, but perhaps we’re not entirely sure why it’s so important. It’s got something to do with soot and Mary Poppins and not getting your Christmas presents dirty, we know that much but further than that we probably can’t go. Spring is a great time to get your chimney swept because of all the soot build up over the winter so we asked a friendly local expert just why chimney care is so vital for the health of your home. Why is it so important to get my chimney swept regularly? Your chimney is the exhaust pipe for your home and it needs looking after.

Soot build up, birds nests and debris from damaged brickwork can all stop your chimney from working properly and cause dangerous gases

So how much will a sweep cost? That’s one of those how long is a piece of string questions but prices start from about £35 to £40 for an open fire. If you need to have the integrity of your chimney seal tested, or any remedial work done, then your sweep will quote you a price. So there you go. Chimney sweeping - more important than you realise, cheaper than you think and if you give our friends Brushed Up a call you can be assured of first class service and minimal mess. So why not give your chimney a bit of TLC soon, because a healthy chimney makes for a healthy home!

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Is There Cash In Your Attic? Have you got loads of junk cluttering up your house? Is the attic full, the spare room overflowing, the shed bursting at the seams? If so then maybe it's time you had a proper clear out because what's junk to you may well be worth cold hard cash to somebody else. Computers, games consoles, phones, watches, almost any kind of gadget plus bikes and musical instruments - there's probably a good home waiting for them just down the road. Of course it’s going to be a time consuming business selling them so your best bet is to take them all to Cash Generator, where you can always be sure of a good deal.

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CARING

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ost of us have known someone, possibly a family member, work colleague or a good friend, who has been a victim of cancer. The condition can have a devastating effect on families and leave loved ones feeling powerless to help but one possibility for those who’d like to do their bit in the fight against the condition is to become a Cancer Champion. Cancer Champions are ordinary members of the community who undertake a one day training course, following which their role is simply to raise awareness among their family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues, by word of mouth and informal distribution of information. They promote early detection of cancers and signpost people with whom they have contact to the range of information and services available and motivate and assist people to seek early medical assistance. The one day course lasts four hours and there are no fees or entry

qualifications and definitely no exam. There’s a free lunch provided too! It’s divided into two parts, the first of which offers an overview of the basic facts about different types of cancer and the signs and symptoms of each. In the afternoon session the course concentrates on ways to make people aware of possible health issues and how to advise people on where to get information and access health services. Training sessions are scheduled to take place at Centre4 in Wootton Road, on Tuesday 21st March, Monday 15th May, Friday 7th July, Saturday 9th September and Monday 20th November.

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f you’ve ever had to search for residential care for a relative then you’ll know how stressful and worrying the process can be. It’s hard to know where to start and how to make a decision but we’d recommend that you put The Grove Care Home in Ings Lane, Waltham at the top of your list of premises to visit. Nestled in leafy Waltham, The Grove offers both comfort and independence for residents. It has 52 well appointed rooms each with an ensuite walk-in shower and well equipped kitchenette to allow maximum independence. Recently renovated throughout The Grove has a large, bright sitting room that looks out over extensive landscaped gardens and with its brightly coloured leather sofas you could mistake it for the reception area of a chic boutique hotel. The food is good too and relatives and other visitors are always welcome to join their loved ones for meals.

So what makes The Grove such a special place? For recently appointed manager Amanda Griffiths it’s the excellence of her staff and the contribution of the home’s many dedicated volunteers that makes the difference. “When I arrived one of the nicest surprises I had was the level of the staff commitment to caring” she explains. “And we’re very lucky to have so many volunteers. Many are relatives of past residents who are fond of The Grove and have chosen to keep coming in. It’s that kind of place – somewhere where people build new, happy memories.” “We also positively encourage visitors at any time of day, no need to make an appointment. That’s because we know that this is a good place and we don’t worry at all about surprise visitors.” If you’d like to look around The Grove then feel free to pop in for a chat. You’ll always be made welcome and they’d relish the chance to show you around.

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New Year, New Hobby?

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ew Year is a great time for making changes to your life but if you’re tired of making resolutions to give up drinking and smoking and lose weight then we’ve got a suggestion for you. Why not make a real change to your life by learning a new skill? There are lots of fascinating hobbies out there for your consideration, from genealogy to astronomy and from kite flying to stamp collecting and more. We’re lucky enough to live in an area where here’s always something going on. Just check out our sister publication Mouth

Almighty if you need to know more, there’s all kinds of clubs and societies listed in there. Many crafts which have until recently been considered to be a bit old fashioned have found a new lease of life lately, including all kinds of yarncrafts and if that’s what appeals to you then we’d highly recommend a visit to Grimsby Sewing and Knitting in Freeman Street. They’ve got so many gorgeous yarns to choose from plus all the equipment you could ever need and they’ll always be happy to give you advice. Whatever you choose have a great new year and a great new hobby. You deserve it.

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We’ve pointed out before that Grimsby Sewing and Knitting is one of those TARDISlike 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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motoring ARE YOU READY FOR THIS YEAR’S BIG FREEZE?

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evere weather can be both frightening and dangerous for driving but with the right approach, a well maintained vehicle and attention to some basic safety measures you can minimise the risks of winter travel. The first essential step is to take the weather seriously and to drive with caution in icy conditions. Avoid driving if you’re tired. Getting the proper amount of rest between journeys reduces driving risks. If you have to drive then make certain your tires are properly inflated and try to keep your fuel tank at least half full. If possible, avoid using your handbrake in cold, rainy and snowy weather. Most importantly make sure that your vehicle is in good condition before driving in cold conditions. Get it serviced by someone who knows what they’re doing, (you’ll find several suggestions on these pages), and check all the fluids and tyre tread depths.

If you’re forced to undertake a long distance drive make sure to watch the weather reports. Delay your trip if you can if particularly bad weather is expected. If you must travel, let others know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival. Pack a phone and blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and any essential medication. And if the worst comes to the worst and you end up stuck? Well first of all don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle. It provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. Don’t try to walk in a severe storm. It’s easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowing snow and become lost. Don’t over exert yourself if you try to push or dig your vehicle out of the snow. Tie a brightly coloured cloth to the aerial or place a cloth at the top of a rolled up window to signal distress and make sure the exhaust pipe isn’t clogged with snow, ice or mud. A blocked exhaust could cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to leak into the passenger compartment with the engine running. Use whatever is available to insulate your body from the cold. This could include floor mats, newspapers or paper maps. If possible run the engine and heater just long enough to remove the chill and to conserve fuel.


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MOT Servicing Repairs Brakes

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Bodywork Steering Suspension Exhausts

 01472 353777

LINCS VWA

SERVICES

11A Pyewipe Road, Grimsby DN31 2QL

the volkswagen & audi specialists • • • • • •

MOT’s & servicing brakes & tyres engine tuning genuine parts used courtesy car (subject to availability) all makes repaired without affecting your warranty Now offering engine remapping Your car’s Engine Control Unit (ECU) is usually set to the default when it’s delivered. Remapping involves complex diagnostics on the engine to find the perfect set up - delivering improved performance and economy.

Will Toyne

25 years of experience with Volkswagen & Audi

 01472 812130 Unit 3, Woodside Park Station Rd, Tetney

www.lincsvwa.com


MOTORING

EXPERT TIPS FOR DRIVING IN THE SNOW •

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Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Don’t let yourself get in a hurry. Take time to slow down for traffic lights. Remember that it takes longer to slow down on icy roads. Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow covered roads. Increase the gap you leave between you and the vehicle in front. Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little speed going before you reach the hill and let that carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible. And the best advice of all? Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.

THE CHEAPEST LOCAL SUPPLIER OF SPARE PARTS FOR YOUR CAR

OPEN

7

DAYS A WEEK

WALTHAM UNYPART first for parts and accessories

 01472 828755 1 Kirkgate, Waltham, Grimsby DN37 OLP

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TIME TO STOCK UP ON WINTER FUEL!

LOGS AVAILABLE NOW

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 proďŹ ts 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.

Garden Aid Caring for two communities 07742 638423 www.gardenaid.net

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!


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