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The Bournemouth Directory Edition 16

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Published by: Debbie & Stephen Corney at Dorset Publications

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Copy deadline for July edition: 25th June 2012 Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that data in this publication is accurate, the publisher cannot accept any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. The Bournemouth Directory does not officially endorse any advertising material included within the publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form, without prior permission of the publisher.

Dear Bournemouth, I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday weekend for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! My sister and I were remembering the Silver Jubilee and have a photo to prove how much we enjoyed it with our home made Jubilee hats at the street party. All good fun! There were certainly lots of picnics in the park, parties and other celebrations last weekend so I do hope you had a good time. We have lots of interesting articles this month... There is a Family Festival in Meyrick Park, an interview with the famous and well-loved Alan Titchmarsh, a murder mystery walk at Corfe Castle (not for the faint hearted), a very intriguing and beautiful Castle on the cliff, the Big Little Theatre School has a competition for you, there’s an interview with our British champion Mo Farah and a girl from Avonbourne School is to carry the Olympic Torch! All good news so grab a cup of coffee and have a well deserved read. There are of course of very important trades people who wish to help you. Please give them a call whenever you need their expertise and do mention The Bournemouth Directory. Wishing you a fantastic month of June! Kind Regards,

Debbie

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Bournemouth Borough Council’s Early Years Service once again is organising this year’s Festival. Our headline act this year is ‘Titan the Robot’ from Big Brother! This year to coincide with the Olympic Games, there will be lots of sports in the arena area and a bigger main stage. The Bournemouth Family Festival enables children, young people and adults the opportunity to enjoy and take part in a wide range of play activities, music and dance workshops as well as providing opportunities to perform on stage and learn about the range of services and help available in Bournemouth. Last year’s festival was attended by approximately 20,000 people and it was a huge success it is the biggest family festival (play day) in the South West and the second biggest event in Bournemouth Town Centre. Activities confirmed so far include: • Activity Area for under • Graffiti Boards/Car fives provided by • Green Family Fair Bournemouth Children's • I am Tich Centres • Jules the Entertainer • All Elements • Mr Merlin and Okey • Baking Competition Dokey the Dragon provided by Westbourne • Pantomimes provided by Rotary Club Rubyz • Bouncy Castles • Pony Rides • Charity Bungee Jump • 2012 Games provided by provided by Team The Club at Meyrick Park Ultimate • Zorbing • Go-Karts JML Events Management are sponsoring wristbands this year. Parents will be able to write a contact number on the wristband to assist our volunteers in finding your child should you get separated. Wristbands will be available from all official entrances.

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Going green Passionate Yorkshireman Alan Titchmarsh looks back over 23 years getting down and dirty in the garden. Let’s be honest, it’s a rather inexplicable phenomenon - Alan Titchmarsh becoming a sex symbol and housewife favourite. Is the greenfingered personality really up there with the George Clooney and David Beckham? Or is it all just a rather long drawn out joke? Alan certainly thinks it might be... “I honestly think someone’s been having a laugh for all these years at my expense,” he begins. “And then I get journalists and people asking about it and I feel if I ever once took it seriously, I’d get even more laughs. I know what I look like and I’m certainly no Hollywood idol - I think it’s time we put that one to bed once and for all because no one’s buying it, especially me!” Titchmarsh, who has just turned 63, will celebrate the tenth series of his selftitled ITV chat show later this year, and he’s already compiled a wish list of celebrity guests for the big event. “Maggie Smith would be amazing but she never does interviews as far as I’m aware. She would be the ultimate for me, so fingers crossed. Though as much as I’d love to sit down with her, I’d imagine it might be a terrible interview! “And Julie Walters - I’ve had her on before but she’s one of my favourites. I

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love anyone who’s up for a great chat and who opens up. She always stands out for me as a fabulous guest. “Ultimately though, it’s not just about the celebrities for me. I’ll sit down with a chimney sweep and have him on the show if he’s a good talker. I’ll have anyone on my show who’s willing to talk to me.” The dad of two, heading up this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the Birmingham NEC, has been a household favourite since his first stint as a horticulture correspondent way back in 1979. And having cultivated an image as

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Find us online at www.thebournemouthdirectory.co.uk arguably the most affable man in the UK, it makes sense he’d be asked to compère the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant, an honour he admits to being rather nervous about. “I’m hosting the pageant with the horses, the glamour, the tradition... and I have to say, I’m a little nervous. It’s such a huge event, on a worldwide scale, and while I’m thrilled to even be involved, I find myself a little jumpy at the notion. It’s such a massive event watched by billions across the globe… and that’s a thought I could actually do without too! I just hope I don’t get tongue tied.” Will he get a chance to meet the lady herself on the day? “I’m not sure, to be honest. I might get a royal wave if I’m lucky.” As for BBC’s Gardeners’ World Live, visitors will experience theatre and stage shows, as well as getting the chance to meet their favourite TV stars, including Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift and of course, Titchmarsh himself, who explains why the four-day event is w onder f ul oppor tuni ty to mee t gardener’s from around the country. With so much time out of Yorkshire, Titchmarsh will be happy to return for some well-earned time in his Ravensworth home. “I must say, as a proud Yorkshireman, there’s nothing quite like coming home after working away. We all know how special the county is, but sometimes you have to leave and come back to really feel it again. I’ve been very lucky in my career in the sense that I can

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experience London and all that holds, whilst also knowing that venturing back to home roots is there for me. “I’ve never really had a career plan,” he admits. “I’m more an opportunist. When opportunities come along, it’s about recognising them, and that's something I’ve always done. Saying ‘yes, I’ll take a shot at that’, regardless of the risk of flak. “The Ground Force show took a lot of stick initially for popularising gardening, but I stand by it. It used good techniques and allowed people who were somewhat intimidated by the process to realise it’s not out of their reach. “As for what the future holds... well, right now, I’d just like to continue working, presenting my show, writing more books and spending more time in my garden.” And does he get much time to venture amongst the flora and fauna, what with dreaming of Maggie Smith and waving at the Queen? “Every chance I get, I’m in there. I make sure each evening to at least take a jaunt around my garden, do a little dead-heading. I’d spend all my time there if I could, but the BBC might have something to say about that!” See Alan Titchmarsh at BBC Gardeners' World Live from the 13-17 June at the NEC in Birmingham with Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift and many more of your favourite gardeners. With hundreds of exhibitors, RHS Show Gardens and free entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer, it's the perfect day out for any keen gardener. For more info please visit bbcgardenersworldlive.com or call 0844 581 1340.

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MURDER MYSTERY PICNIC & WALK IN THE CORFE CASTLE RUINS Gates open 6.30pm for walk at 7.30pm July 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th August 6th, 8th, 13th 2012 Yes, it’s back! The highly acclaimed Double Act Murder Mystery Walks are back this year. Once again with thanks to the National Trust for access to the Castle itself. The gates will open at 6.30pm for you to bring your own picnic and dine alfresco in the outer bailey before the mystery starts at 7.30pm. Bulky items can be left near the exit for collection when you leave the Castle. All we ask is that you take any rubbish home with you. What could be more atmospheric for a murder mystery than the ruins at twilight? However the walk will involve steep rough paths and steps and we must leave the castle ruins before dark for safety reasons. So anyone taking part does so at their own risk. Due to the popularity of the past walks and necessity to restrict numbers for safety it is strongly recommended that early bookings be made by purchasing tickets at the National Trust Shop, The Square, Corfe Castle or by phone on 01929 480921. Tickets are £7 for adults & £6 for children.

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Time has passed since the young King Edward was assassinated at Corfe Castle under suspicious circumstances and rumours of miracles are circulating. The Shire Reeve has been dispatched to Corfe to investigate illegal furze cutting on the common, but he uncovers sinister conspiracies and dark evil deeds that threaten to destroy not only the peaceful idyll of the Dorset countryside but also to tear apart the young Christian nation now known as England. Being the dark ages, suspected miscreants were often subjected to trial by ordeal to prove their innocence - not a pretty sight! All will be revealed along with many other surprises at Corfe Castle on July 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th & August 6th, 8th, 13th 2012 at 6.30pm.

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The Double Act players ready themselves to take you through dastardly deeds and murderous mayhem in days gone by.

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Boscombe & Southbourne Probus Club We are a club of retired & semi-retired gentlemen who meet on the second Thursday of each month with a speaker followed by lunch. The speaker on 12th July is Roger Colman and his topic will be “Two VC’s of Poole”. Our meetings are held at: The Liston Hotel, 5 Wollstonecraft Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 1JQ We also have outings, coffee mornings, theatre trips and dinner dances. If you are interested in joining, please contact our Honorary Secretary Chris Freeman on 01202 430265 or via email at chrisnfreeman@gmail.com. www.boscombeandsouthbourneprobusclub.co.uk

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Stop Dieting and Start Living! Have you made the change from dieting to a healthy life style? If you’ve not already done so, here are a few things to think about: A diet is all about numbers—the number on the scales, the points or calories you eat. Success is defined in terms of how well you stick to your numbers. A lifestyle change is all about you. It’s about lining up your eating and physical activity with your real goals and desires. Success is defined in terms of how these changes make you feel about yourself. The diet mentality assumes that reaching a certain weight is the key to finding happiness and solving other problems. That’s why messing up the numbers on any given day can be so upsetting—it means you’ve messed up on just about everything that really matters.

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The lifestyle approach assumes that being overweight is usually the result of other problems, not the cause. Addressing these problems directly is the best way to solve both the problems themselves and your weight issues. This means focusing on many things, not just the numbers on the scale or the Nutrition Tracker. Numbers only tell a small part of the story, and “bad” numbers often provide good clues into areas that need attention. Making a lifestyle change involves an internal and permanent change in your relationship with food, eating, and physical activity. If you’d welcome the support of like minded people in making a life style change then call Women's Workout on 01202 488482 and find out how we can help you.

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Helping to navigate the minefield of HR Chris Wilkinson started business as the HR Dept (Bournemouth) in March this year. After just three months, he has already has clients ranging from Sports Clubs to Beauty Parlours and Estate Agents. Chris says, “I offer SME’s in the local area a free check of their employment contracts and policies.” Andy Larkin, the Managing Director of WebPurity, said: “We provide websites for life and we employ three members of staff. I asked Chris to review our current contracts of employment as well as address our lack of grievance and disciplinary procedures. After an initial review Chris took the time to meet with me twice to ensure I fully understood the newly drafted documents and the impact they had on my business and employees. This gave me the confidence to meet with staff and explain to them the changes in the contracts and how they benefited both parties as well as providing some structure in how to deal with any issues that might arise in the future. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris of The HR Dept to anyone who employs staff and is seeking peace of mind in ensuring they are legally compliant at a very competitive rate.” With an extensive track record of dealing with HR issues, having worked in the public, private and charity sectors, Chris can draw on all the resources at his disposal to answer any query.

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Chris certainly isn’t your average HR specialist, he has years of experience with the Royal Navy where for a period of 5 years he was in charge of 450 people in a role similar to that of a “General Manager”, and just to emphasise his breadth of experience, he was also Head of Training for 5 years at the RNLI, based at their head office in Poole. When asked what his aim is, Chris replies, “It is my intention to free the business owner of people problems so that they can focus on growing their business. I have the ability to adapt to any business culture as my range of clients demonstrates.” Sometimes employment legislation can be a minefield, if you would like to take advantage of the free, no obligation check on offer you can contact Chris on 0845 194 9294, or by email at chris.wilkinson@hrdept.co.uk. More information can also be found online at: www.hrdept.co.uk/bournemouth.htm

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The Castle on the cliff... Mention of the words “Camelot”, “Castle” and “Tintagel” to most will conjure up images of King Arthur, knights and wizards. Whilst the ruins of a castle fabled to be that of King Arthur are to indeed be seen at Tintagel, there is also an altogether different place to be found there… Camelot Castle. Not only the home of John & Irina Mappin and artist Ted Stourton, this is also an idyllic, dog-friendly hotel. Perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ruins, the breath-taking scenery adds to the peace and tranquillity. However, there is a deep purpose behind this amazing location. “Our purpose in creating Camelot Castle is to have a place where anyone who agrees that life can be enhanced by natural beauty and art can come and experience that enhancement immediately and first hand. Camelot Castle provides a unique space where people can come to share both in the extraordinary natural beauty of our environment and in the extraordinary strength created when people of goodwill share their ideas and vision. “In c.800 A.D. Harrona Rachid, the supreme ruler of Baghdad, governed and administrated the entire Arab world. At that time, Harrona Rachid, the conceptual architect of the first “Golden Age”, passed a law. That law stated, that every Th u r sd ay , ev ery Ma ste r of e ve ry intellectual or physical discipline, be it Mathematics, Architecture, Religion, Political, or Creative must attend court and Rachid stated that, by law, they should and must share their ideas. This one act caused a ripple of innovation and new ideas that spread across the Arabic

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Camelot Castle basking in the sunshine world and Mesopotamian culture up through Spain and half of Europe. Indeed, ideas that occurred then are still visible today across the civilised world. “What was only known by a handful of people until today was the fact that Haronna Rachid also issued every law and every order to his empire using Formal Arabic Poetry. As early as 800 A.D. Harrona Rachid had isolated the power of the use of aesthetics and beauty in carrying a message across thousand of miles and great distances. For this reason, the poets and artists of Baghdad were some of the greatest that the world has ever known. The Arabian Nights were written in his honour and Harrona is immortalized in them. Harrona Rachid was probably one of the greatest champions of creativity that the world has ever seen.

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Find us online at www.thebournemouthdirectory.co.uk “There are two other well known nonreligious occasions in recent history, when men have risen to this extraordinary level of responsibility and wisdom. The first was the formation of the Round Table at the Court of Arthur Pendragon on the advice of Merlin, which cracked the suppression of the dark ages across Europe. The other was the stru ctu re and cod ification of th e American Constitution by the Founding Fathers. “The Founders of Camelot have been able to research deeper into the wisdoms of the east than ever before. They have been able to draw on the modern and workable wisdom embodied in the freedoms established and maintained by the United States. And, through unique access and friendships in the Middle East the Found ers have isolated some previously unguessed at importances, heralded by Arabic culture, that will effect the entire future of mankind. “So when you visit us at Camelot and share your ideas here at our round table, realise that you are being and becoming part of a purpose line that is indeed both ancient and of the future. For these purposes are woven through the very fabric and the structure of our societies.

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Hayden taking Lady Coco for a walk “They are the weft and warp of creativity. Truthfully, there has never been a time in the world when the sharing of ideas across the world is more important than right here right now. “The importance of our artists to our society has been grossly underestimated and it is time that we began to value the contribution that our own creativity can make. Camelot is here today so that you can experience, tap into and be, your creativity. Even the greatest barriers surrender to the creativity of man. “Our purpose is for you to create yourself and thus, to enhance all life.” Debbie, Hayden and I were fortunate enough to be invited to stay by the owners and enjoyed a fantastic view of the coastline and ruins from our room. The food and service at the hotel were outstanding and Hayden thoroughly enjoyed taking the owner’s dogs for walks in the grounds. I highly recommend a visit and it is a lot closer than you might think! Stephen Corney

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SHOWTUNES TWENTY TWELVE If you’re in need of a lively, funfilled and dynamic night out, then Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre is the place to be on Thursday to Saturday night 19th to 21st July 2012 to see the talented and artistic young performers of Big Little Theatre School in ‘SHOWTUNES TWENTY TWELVE’ The show features vibrant and highly talented professionally trained musical theatre students presenting songs from some of the most famous and dramatic shows of all time including hits from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, The Addams Family, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Little Shop of Horrors and many more… finishing with a ‘British Finale’ for this special year. ‘Slick dance routines, pitchperfect voices, a spectacular set and dazzling costumes put the show on a par with top West End Shows’ ‘This show is guaranteed to leave you feeling uplifted & happy and who wouldn’t benefit from a bit of that?’ DAILY ECHO review 2010/11

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We are offering you the chance to win tickets to this fantastic show. For a chance of winning all you need to do is enter the prize wordsearch competition opposite. PRIZE: 4 TICKETS TO THE SHOW ON THURSDAY 19TH JULY 2012 AT 7.30PM

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Fly-Mo Medium distance British talent Mo Farah eyes up Olympic glory. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past seven years, you will be aware that all eyes are firmly fixed on London this year as the capital plays host to the greatest show on earth – the Olympic Games. But as the nation prepares to fix its eyes on the once in a lifetime sporting extravaganza, for the home grown athletes competing the prospect of career defining and life changing moments grow ever nearer. Few will be feeling that more keenly than Mo Farah. Ask any athletics fan, even the more casual ones, and they will tell you that Farah ranks among Britain’s best hopes of gold medal success come August: after all, Farah is the current 5,000m world champion and currently holds a whole host of records, including the European track record for 10,000m and the British indoor record for 3,000m. Now living in America in Portland, 29year-old Farah’s mind is completely focussed on the prize. “The training is going well,” Farah confirms. “I’ve just come back from high altitude training in Kenya and the other athletes and I there are doing broker training together, which is going well.

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Mo Farah “I’ve not done anything different to what I have done over the last couple of years – I always train with Kenyans. I used to train at St. Martins College and it was there I saw some Kenyan athletes doing their thing, which was very different to what I was doing. I was still into going out, having a good time, but they would be in bed by 8pm. I ended up moving in with them, just learning things from them. It really helped me improve; it was exactly what I needed.” To use running parlance, the Olympic

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Find us online at www.thebournemouthdirectory.co.uk build-up is reaching the home straight, so is Farah feeling the pressure as one of Britain’s best hopes? “I wouldn’t say that there’s any extra pressure,” Mo says “except for the pressure you put on yourself. You’ve just got to be strong and do everything that you can. I’m definitely looking forward to it, but you just have to try not to put that pressure on yourself.” Farah’s story is an uplifting one that is in tune with the Olympic spirit. Born in Somalia, he moved from Mogadishu to London aged eight able to speak only the most basic English. “I could say ‘excuse me’ and ‘where is the toilet?’” he says “which made it hard, but my cousin was in the same class so I got through it.” Yet despite that tough start, it was actually at school that Farah’s talents were spotted. More interested in football (“I only wanted to play on the wing for Arsenal when I was at school”), his PE teacher Alan Watkinson nevertheless encouraged Farah to take up running after being impressed with the potential he displayed at Feltham Community College. “I’d never done any running in Africa, even though I lived there until I was eight, so I didn’t even think about doing it before.” Soon, though, his potential began to become realised. He won five school titles and made a major breakthrough by winning the 5000m at the European Athletics Junior Championships in 2001. Farah’s career since turning senior in 2005 has had its share of disappointments

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as well as glory, with his performance in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 a huge letdown. “I had to regroup from that setback – really reassess and come back stronger. And to be fair, I’ve done just that.” Farah has upped his game considerably, with 2011 his most successful year to date, culminating in two medals at the World Championships - silver in the 10,000m and gold in the 5,000m. How would Farah rank his chances of Olympic glory? “It will be difficult, of course. The biggest rivals are the Kenyans and the other Europeans, and I’ve just got to do everything I can. I’m not going to make any predictions. I am desperate to make it onto the world stage but I can’t say how it will go. It’s a long way from scaring deer in Richmond Park where I used to train!” But even away from his own medal hopes, Farah appreciates the opportunity hosting the Olympic Games gives London and the country at large, and is looking forward to what should be an incredible experience. “Yeah, it’s going to be amazing. To have the Olympics right on your doorstep is absolutely amazing. But you’ve got to take that advantage of having the home crowd along with you. I’m definitely looking forward to it, and I don’t want to have any regrets.” Mo Farah is fuelled by Lucozade helping him go Faster. Stronger. For Longer. Check out Mo in action at www.youtube.com/ lucozade.

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Dorset girl ready for greatness THIS Dorset schoolgirl was ready and waiting when the Olympic flame began its 8,000-mile relay across the UK last month.

looking forward to watching it on TV. "I'm most excited about watching the women's long distance running," she said. Katie plays football as a striker for Boscombe Albion under 14s in the Dorset league and has scored ten goals this season. She also won a county first in the 800 metres race when she was in Year 7 with a time of 2mins 44 seconds. The Torch’s roots can be traced back to ancient Greece, when a sacred flame burned continually on the altar of the goddess, Hera, during the Olympic Games. In addition, heralds were summoned to travel throughout the country to announce the Games, declaring a sacred truce for the duration.

Katie Norman from Avonbourne School is one of the symbolic flame’s official torchbearers for the 2012 London Olympic Games. She will hold the iconic Torch aloft in Bridport on July 12 as part of its 70-day human chain journey across the UK which ends with the flame ceremoniously lighting the Olympic Cauldron at the London Olympic Stadium on July 27. This age-old custom will indicate the 30th summer Olympiad of modern times has begun. Sports-mad Katie was chosen because of her outstanding bravery and strength caring for her mother and brother following the sudden death of her stepfather. Katie said: "I am really nervous but also very excited about doing the torch relay. I have started training. I'm thinking I would like to wear some kind of Union Jack outfit when I do the run. “I want to go slowly so I can enjoy it as much as possible." Katie is not actually going to Katie Norman is ready and waiting the Olympics itself but is to be a torchbearer on Day 55

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Index of Advertisers & Articles Appliance Repairs Quality Electrical................................................. 11

Embroidery & Haberdashery Pinks ................................................................... 22

Articles Fly-Mo: Interview with Mo Farah ....................... 26 Going Green: Interview with Alan Titchmarsh .... 8 Helping navigate the minefield of HR ................. 18 The Castle on the cliff ......................................... 20

Fitted Furniture Custom World..................................................... 7 Garden Services Spirit Level Fencing ............................................. 5

Bathrooms K&B Installations ................................................ 13

Health & Fitness Women’s Workout.............................................. 15

Beds The Bed Store ..................................................... 3

Hearing Aid Services Clarity Hearing Solutions .................................... 14

Blinds, Curtains & Shutters Ashley Blinds....................................................... 5

Hot Tub Hire Party Tub Hire..................................................... 29

Block Paving K & S Paving ....................................................... 29

Human Resources HR Dept .............................................................. 19

Car Key Cutting — Mobile John’s Keycutting................................................ 13

Kitchens K&B Installations ................................................ 13

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning The Cleaning Doctor ........................................... 22

Landscaping Supplies Suttles................................................................. 11 The Stone Zone ................................................... 32

Carpets & Flooring Carpet Barn ........................................................ 3 Great Choice Carpets .......................................... 31

Legal Advice Jonathan Anderson: Nursing Home Fees ............ 23

Chimeneas Chimeneas Mexico.............................................. 12

Lofts Loft Services........................................................ 29

Chimney Sweeps Oliver Chimney Sweep ........................................ 5

Mobility Services The Discount Mobility Company ......................... 16

Community News Boscombe & Southbourne Probus Club............... 12 Bournemouth Family Festival ............................. 6 Dorset girl ready for greatness ........................... 28 Murder Mystery Picnic & Walk at Corfe Castle... 10 Pull the other one ............................................... 12 Showtunes Twenty Twelve ................................. 24

Puzzles & Competitions Prize Wordsearch................................................ 25

Day Trips Greenslades Pleasure Boats................................ 13

Swimming Tuition Individuality Swimming....................................... 23

Dentists Shelley Manor Dental ......................................... 16

Vets Natterjacks Vet ................................................... 1

Dent Repairs Dent Devils ......................................................... 29

Window Cleaners RCS Window Cleaning Services ........................... 14

Denture Services Dorset Denture Clinic.......................................... 14

Windows, Doors & Conservatories Allglaze ............................................................... 2

Shopping Discover Westbourne.......................................... 17 Stair Parts & Woodworking Briggs Products................................................... 23

Electricians Agate Electrical................................................... 22

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