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20 22 05 finance 08 wellbeing 10 food new business feature 13 17 competition 18 out & about Taxing Child Benefit

Spring Clean Your Mind Easter Lunch Recipes

Showcasing several new businesses & services Win Theatre Tickets to see Boogie Nights



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Hambleton Strollers Spring Programme How to Prune Roses Green Thumb: Role For A Mole At Your Fingertips Business Section Advertiser Index

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Welcome to the Spring issue of Northallerton InFocus. In this issue we introduce several new businesses and s e r v i c e s ( p13- 17) a c r oss Nort hal l ert on and t he s u rro u n d ing areas as well as offering our readers the chance to win 2 tickets to see Boogie Nights at Darlington Civic Theatre (p17). Looking for some help with cooking your Easter Lunch? Our recipes (p10) t: 01609 777401 provide excellent help in the kitchen. If you would like to advertise in this publication then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Best wishes, Christine Campbell | Editor


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Taxing Child Benefit Earlier this month the government introduced a tax charge on child benefit for families earning more than £50,000 a year. This will mean that around 1.1 million people earning more than this will lose some or all of their child benefit payments, which are worth an average of £1,300 per family.

Peter Tarren For business planning and tax advice call Peter on: 01609 779400 or email him at: or drop in at: 87 South Parade Northallerton DL7 8SJ

Child Benefit Income Child Benefit is paid at the rate of £20.30 per week for the first child and then £13.40 per week for each child after that. This can be until each child reaches 16, or 18 if they

through a self-assessment form so the government has allowed people to opt out of getting the cash.

are still in fulltime education and in some cases until they are 20. This means that a family with two children receive £1,752 per year.

than going through the hassle of self-assessment call H M Revenue & Customs on 0845 3021444 to stop child benefit payments.

Tax Charge The new charge will see more than a million better off families losing some or all of their child benefit owing to the changes which the government hopes will save £1.5 billion a year. The Institute of Fiscal Studies estimates that these families will lose an average £1,300 a year. Any child benefit paid to high-earners who have failed to opt out will be clawed back through the High Income Child Benefit Charge. If somebody earning more than £50,000 or their partner keeps claiming child benefit then the high earner will have to declare this in a self-assessment form. It is estimated that 500,000 extra people might have to fill in these forms as a result of the change. They will also need to register for self-assessment if they have not done so already by the 5th October 2013 or face a fine.

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Unfair Campaigners have pointed out to the fact that a family where two parents work and both earn £49,000 will keep their benefits where a single earner of £51,000 – where the other parent may have chosen to stay at home in a caring role – will lose part of theirs. David Cameron has described the changes as fundamentally fair but the Labour view is that it is a huge assault on families.

Way Forward You and your partner need to decide whether you will be affected by these tax changes by looking at your annual salaries. You then need to decide if you are going to opt out of receiving the cash and if you do have a tax charge and you decide not to opt out then you will need to register for self-assessment and prepare a Tax Return. You will, however, need to think through your own situation very carefully as there will be implications for high earners whichever avenue they take.

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Spring clean your mind! As the mornings and evenings grow lighter and as the last of the winter frosts disappear, there is a great feeling of a new beginning. The first trees are in blossom and the others have green buds. The grass is starting to grow faster than even the most avid gardener can mow it. This is a great time of year to look back at those New Year resolutions, to review progress and to take any corrective action needed. The chances are that you made January resolutions in the midst of a cold, grey and wet winter. That probably made your emotions and optimism pretty cold, grey and wet too. But, when the natural world is bursting with the promise of a glorious spring and the warmth of summer, this is an ideal time to decide that you too will start over and put right anything that you feel needs correction in your own life. Unless humans interfere with nature, it has its own graceful balance. The old and used makes way for the new and vibrant. Anyone can do the same with their own thoughts and attitudes. Perhaps those fondly held beliefs that served you well in the past are due for an overhaul. Perhaps it is time to restore your own natural balance. Balance means harmony rather than discord. This could include a brief but thorough examination of relevant areas of your life.

Spring cleaning has its origins in ancient history. Back then, with no labour saving devices and no electricity, spring marked the start of the season when the weather allowed a complete cleaning of the cave or house. Spring cleaning your mind is simply a way of looking at where you are now, where you want to be in the future and how you are going to get there. In the same way that our homes can become musty during the winter months and often look in need of a new lick of paint, so our lives can become a bit tattered and full of mental junk that no longer serves us well. We all, without exception, carry a load of excess baggage in the form of worry, guilt, fears and false beliefs or expectations. The power of a positive mental attitude can really have a huge impact on our lives. You can easily let go of all this baggage to create room in your life for new and exciting challenges. This really is spring cleaning for the mind. In the same way that the onset of spring is often the catalyst that triggers a burst of domestic action, let it be the catalyst that allows amazing and positive changes to happen to your life too. Emotional and mental spring cleaning is like a weight being lifted from your shoulders. Nicolina Zarola Life Coach | Tel: (01993) 824993


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Easter Lunch Menu Roast Leg of Lamb

For perfectly cooked roast leg of lamb, one of the best ways to cook it is with this Lamb in a Blanket Recipe. It may seem an odd way to cook any meat, but is based on a very old method of cooking when the meat would have a long slow cooking wrapped in hay. Preparation Serves 6 - 8 • The success of this recipes depends on using good quality, fresh meat and starting the recipe with the meat at room temperature. If your meat has been in the refrigerator remove it for at least one hour before cooking. • Heat the oven to 455°F/230°C/Gas 8 • Lay the leg of lamb on a chopping board with skin side up. Using a sharp knife make approx 20 tiny slits into and under the skin taking care not to cut into the meat. Slide a slice of garlic into each slit pushing it well under. • Place the lamb, skin side up into a large roasting tin and rub the olive oil all over the surface using your hand. • Sprinkle generously with sea salt and black pepper and place into the hot oven, uncovered for 55 minutes. The heat of the oven will cause the fat to melt and spit, there may also be some smoke but be assured this is quite normal. • Remove the lamb from the oven, take care as the tin and the meat will be very hot and the fat may still be spitting. • Lay the rosemary sprigs on the lamb and immediately, completely wrap the tin with 3 layers of aluminum foil. Then wrap the whole package with a thick blanket or I sometimes use several large, thick bath towels.

• Place the package somewhere warm but not hot and leave for 6 (for rare) or up to 8 hours (for medium rare to medium lamb). The lamb continues to cook slowly in its thick wrapping using the residual heat and steam from the meat, bone and roasting tin. As it cooks really slowly the lamb softens and releases lots of juices to use later for the gravy. • After your chosen time, unwrap the lamb and remove it from the roasting tin onto a carving board and cover again with the foil. • Make the gravy - place the roasting tin onto the stove top over a high heat, once the juices are bubbling add the red wine and stir well. Turn the heat down and leave the sauce to reduce.

Ingredients 4½lb/ 2kg leg of lamb, on the bone 3 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and black pepper. 4 sprigs fresh rosemary 125ml/4½ fl oz red wine 1 tbsp all purpose/plain flour 1 tbsp butter, softened Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Rest Time: up to 8 hours Total Time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

• Meanwhile mix the flour and butter together to form a paste. Once the sauce has thickened slightly, turn up the heat and add the flour paste and whisk until all the flour is absorbed and the sauce has thickened. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste then strain into a warmed gravy jug. • Carve the lamb and serve immediately onto hot plates with a little gravy and fresh seasonal vegetables. • If the lamb is undercooked for your liking after carving place the lamb slices into a hot oven for a few minutes but no longer than 5 or the lamb will start to tighten up and become a little tougher.

Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

Directions Serves 8 - 10 • Prepare the pan: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment. Draw a 9-inch-diameter circle on the paper with a pencil, tracing a round cake tin that size. • Flip the paper over so your meringue doesn’t touch the pencil marks - you’ll still be able to see the circle. • Make the meringue: Beat the egg whites with a mixer until satiny peaks form, and then beat in the sugar a spoonful at a time until the meringue is stiff and shiny. • Add the chocolate: Sprinkle the cocoa, vinegar and then the chopped

chocolate over the egg whites. Gently fold everything with a rubber spatula until the cocoa is thoroughly mixed in. • Shape the meringue: Secure the parchment to the baking sheet with a dab of meringue under each corner. Mound the meringue onto the parchment within the circle, smoothing the sides and the top with a spatula.

Ingredients For the Meringue Base: 6 large egg whites 2 cups superfine sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon balsamic or red wine vinegar 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped For the Toppings: 2 cups heavy cream 4 cups raspberries 1 to 2 ounces dark chocolate

• Bake the meringue: Place in the oven, then immediately turn the temperature down to 300 degrees F and cook for one to one and a Total Time: 1 hr 35 min quarter hours. When it’s ready, it Prep Time: 20 min should look crisp and dry on top, Cook Time: 1 hr 15 min but when you prod the center you should feel the promise of squidginess beneath your fingers.

• Let it cool: Turn off the oven and open the door slightly; let the chocolate meringue disk cool completely in the oven. When you’reready to serve, invert onto a big flatbottomed plate and peel off the parchment. • Decorate the Pavlova: Whisk the cream till thick but still soft and pile it on top of the meringue, then scatter the raspberries on top. Coarsely grate the chocolate haphazardly over the top so that you get curls of chocolate rather than rubble, as you don’t want the raspberries’ luscious color and form to be obscured. You want the Pavlova to look like a frosted cake.


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Exciting times at Holme Design WITH a stunning new bathroom showroom opened in the New Year and a new range of high-quality kitchen displays installed in the run-up to Christmas, these are exciting times indeed at Holme Design, where husband and wife team Haydn and Mel Armsby have established a business with a burgeoning reputation for excellent customer service. Now enjoying a third year of successful trading in The Craft Yard, at The Station in Bedale, the couple are never content to rest on their laurels and constantly strive to keep up to date with the latest technology and innovations in the design industry, while also offering the traditional materials and products which many customers find appealing. This approach has seen the business hailed by both customers and industry professionals as the best of its kind in the area, with the size and quality of its showroom displays something you would only expect to find in a large town or city. The new bathroom showroom has a range of working displays which include the very latest wet room

designs, demonstrating the cutting edge technology used to disperse water, as well as traditional roll top cast iron and slipper baths. Other products on show include a new range of British hand-made sanitary ware. By increasing the amount of space available to display its designs and products, including an excellent selection of tiles, granite, Siletstone® and Karndean® flooring, Holme Design is better able to show clients the huge choice it can offer them. Alongside the quality and range of its products and materials, the company’s strength and reputation has been built on the high level of personal service offered by Haydn and Mel, who work closely with clients on a project from start to finish, always listening carefully to meet the client’s exact requirements and never pushing them towards a particular design or look which they may not really want. Drawing on 30 years of experience, the couple can also provide expert advice on choosing the right decoration and accessories to put the perfect finishing touch to a project.

to thank you both for our fantastic kitchen. From start to finish, you seemed to know exactly what we wanted”, while another commented: “From design through to installation, the quality of workmanship has been excellent.” Further evidence that Holme Design is really making people sit up and take notice can be found in the pages of several national magazines, where the company’s kitchen and bathroom designs have recently featured. With their commitment to providing clients with the very best products and services, and their determination to keep pace with an ever-changing and developing design world, Haydn and Mel can surely look forward to continuing success. ............................................................................................................... Visit our showroom: Unit 1 The Craft Yard The Station Bedale DL8 1AW Telephone us on: 01677 424669 or visit our website

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I’m back

Carl Tinkler, who was the head chef at the New Inn for eighteen months until last summer, has returned. Carl, who has always had a passion for the New Inn – first working there in 1988 – is delighted to have the opportunity to return and run it with his wife Alyn: “We will be offering the same delicious food from locally produced, fresh produce. We take a pride in catering for an individual’s specific tastes and needs. We will also be offering a new, substantial fish menu. Our ales are locally produced with micro brewery options available. Another new, exciting addition is our on site Wedding Planner. By popular demand we will be recommencing our weekly quiz nights. Any Volunteers who would like to help run these would be most appreciated. It is an exciting and wonderful opportunity for us and we very much look forward to welcoming back our old clients and hopefully welcoming many more new ones. I look forward to seeing you all.” 01609 760900 |


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Don’t get hot and bothered this summer! The hot summer months can be uncomfortable for many but when you are carrying extra weight it can become unbearable. Many overweight people find the hot weather particularly difficult. Overheating, sweating and feeling self-conscious about wearing lighter, more revealing clothes, all add to their discomfort, says Rosemary who runs Lighterlife in Northallerton and Thirsk which is aimed at people who are one stone or more overweight. Sometimes being overweight causes physical barriers to summer activities said Rosemary, for example it can really be a struggle to fit into narrow aeroplane seats, and imagine the embarrassment caused by having to ask for a safety belt extender! If you are a parent you may be invited to participate in a Mums or Dads race at a School Sports Day. If you have a weight issue, even walking 50 metres can be a struggle, let alone sprinting!

Last but not least is your summer wardrobe. Summer clothes can be short, brief and unforgiving. Swimwear and beachwear is even worse and some people are too embarrassed to face their own family in their Speedos, so could not even begin to imagine flaunting themselves on a packed beach or swimming pool packed with strangers. As a trained weight-loss Counsellor, Rosemary works with single-sex groups of between seven and twelve people. Clients have the motivation to keep on track because they see the weight coming off steadily, which is really important when you have a lot of weight to lose. The counselling enables people to make lasting changes to their diet and ultimately their life says Rosemary. This year give yourself the chance to enjoy the summer holidays by losing weight and changing your life for the better. To find out more and to book a free appointment call Rosemary on 01845 525665/07931 317271 or visit

Welcoming Clients Old & New... Kilmartin & Co Gentlemen’s Grooming would like to welcome all clients old and new to our new premises at 232 High Street, Northallerton. We have only moved 2 doors down from our old shop, but we are still providing first class service in very comfortable surroundings. Lee Kilmartin has over 26 years experience in gents hairdressing from traditional barbering to modern styles. Lee honed his trade in York, where he did his training in one of the city’s premier gentleman’s hairdressers. In the 1990’s Lee moved to Sydney, Australia where he worked for ten years: working in such an international, multicultural city enabled Lee to enhance his trade and pick up a wide range of new barbering skills. For the last five years in Sydney Lee ran his own businesses before returning to the UK with his family. Upon his return to the UK, Lee opened Kilmartin & Co Gentlemen’s Grooming in Easingwold in 2004. The business has provided an award winning service to customers in and around Easingwold and has grown from strength to strength. Due to this success, Lee chose Northallerton as an area to expand the business into.

Kilmartin & Co has been operating in Northallerton for 18 months and has already built a great reputation and clientel base within the town. The business caters for all ages and offers discounted rates for children and pensioners. No appointments are necessary. Lee would like to invite you to visit the new look premises at 232 High Street, Northallerton. Open 6 days a week: Monday: 9.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday: 9.30am – 5.30pm Wednedsay : 9.30am- 5.30pm Thursday : 9.30am – 6.30pm (LATE NIGHT) Friday : 9.30am – 5.30pm Saturday 8.30am – 3.30pm Sunday – CLOSED

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Brand New Fitness Classes! For people wanting to be the proud owner of a wonderful new body, and for those wishing to lose weight, get fitter and increase their self-confidence, then help is at hand. From 3rd January 2013, people living in the North Yorkshire area will get a taste of the highly-successful Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Clubs when the latest franchise in the award-winning group opens its doors. Dianne Darville will open 11 new classes throughout the Northallerton, Morton on Swale, Richmond, Brompton Village, Colburn, Yarm and Kirklevington areas, with the aim of helping hundreds of new members to slim down and shape up. Dianne is pictured here, along with Rosemary Conley, CBE, the UK’s foremost diet and fitness expert who has over 40 years’ experience of helping people to lose weight. She has built her reputation on carefully prepared, low-fat eating plans, combined with exercise. Says Rosemary Conley: “We believe our highly-successful Diet and Fitness Clubs are second to none and we are pleased to make the winning weight-loss programme available to people living in the North Yorkshire area (for the first time ever). “Dianne has been carefully selected to represent Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Clubs in the Northallerton, Morton on Swale, Richmond, Brompton Village, Colburn, Yarm and Kirklevington areas area and we are sure that she will make a complete success of her new business. She has recently completed an intensive training programme and her enthusiasm and dedication will be of tremendous assistance to members.


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“We believe that the support and encouragement that members receive in class plays a vital role towards their success in reaching their target weight. In fact, since we opened Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Clubs in 1993, well over one-and-a-half million members have benefited from our winning formula for losing weight and getting fitter. “Our members are always made to feel welcome and the atmosphere in class is friendly, fun and, above all, the expert diet advice, coupled with a safe exercise session, really works. Dianne is now fully qualified to teach exercise to music and she has been trained to adapt the sessions to suit any ability, so, even people who haven’t exercised for a long time can join in.” Dianne added, “I am so excited to be opening my classes in the North Yorkshire area. I can’t wait to start

helping people to slim down, get fit and look great, and to help my new members to achieve their weight loss goals. I am very lucky to have a job that I know I will really enjoy – I can’t wait to start my new classes”. The cost of joining a Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Club is just £10 for a membership pack, which includes a copy of Rosemary Conley’s Fat Attack Booster (F.A.B) Diet along with a set of Portion Pots®, an Introductory DVD explaining the F.A.B Diet and a Rosemary Conley Magic Measure® which shows dieters how many inches they lose as they progress on the diet. Adds Rosemary: “In trials, dieters lost an average of a stone in 28 days and if you stick to the F.A.B diet and exercise plan, you will be truly amazed at your rate of progress.” The weekly class fee costs £5.95 and members receive a consultation and weigh-in with the class instructor, a 5-minute motivational and informative talk plus a 45-minute workout session. Dianne will run 11 weekly classes at various venues throughout the Northallerton, Morton on Swale, Richmond, Brompton Village, Colburn, Yarm and Kirklevington areas. For more details, contact Dianne on 01609 777149 or visit the website at www.rosemaryconley. com Find out what happens at a Rosemary Conley class on Rosemary’s free internet TV channel by logging onto

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Ladies Clothing Store Now Open

Traditional outfitters Humphrey & Tilly of Thirsk are proud to announce that a second, stand-alone Ladies store, will be opening at Number 43 Market Place Thirsk, just two doors down from their current premises.   Having been open for just over 3 years, business partners David & Stephen have taken the step of expanding their ladies department to be housed in much larger, separate premises.    The current ladies department was at the rear of their gentlemen’s store, and David & Stephen were amazed at how many ladies weren’t aware of its existence.  The Ladies store will now be footsteps away in spacious, comfortable tailor-made surroundings.   Formerly Hambleton Books, Humphrey & Tilly Ladies Store, will be stocking new brands such as Barbour, Magee of Ireland, Chatham & Aigle alongside existing brands Joules, Hunter, Schöffel & Le Chameau.   They hope the Ladies store will prove to be as successful as their current business whose reputation for quality, excellent personal service and attention to detail has firmly established their brand in North Yorkshire. Passionate about maintaining local trade within the market town of Thirsk, they took this fantastic opportunity to not only expand their own business but also occupy which would otherwise have remained an empty building in the market square. Keen to grasp the challenges that local Independent businesses face today Humphrey and Tilly are combining their focus on traditional values with social media opportunities that the Internet provides by launching a new website which will include an Online store, Facebook page, Twitter account and Blog.

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Open Day at The Wellness Centre Sat 16th March, 9.30pm - 3.00pm This is an ideal opportunity to sample a taster session in your therapy of choice, meet the team of therapists and take advantage of the special offers that will be available on the day. All proceeds raised go directly to their chosen charity: ‘The Friarage Complementary Therapy Unit for Cancer Care’. A wide-range of therapies are offered from a team of experienced therapists who are fully-qualified, and registered with their associated bodies. These include: Acupuncture – the insertion of very fine needles that help regulate and restore natural balance to the whole body Alexander Technique – teaches the individual how to ‘unlearn’ long-term unconscious postural and emotional habits which often create distortions in the body Bowen Technique – a gentle and relaxing treatment for muscular-skeletal and sports injuries Chiropractic – specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions arising from disorders of joints, muscles, nerves and bones and particularly those related to the spine Counselling – a talking therapy which provides a confidential space to talk through any difficulties or concerns that you may be experiencing

Life Alignment – assists in the discovery or root causes of challenges in your life and the releasing of the effects of unresolved issues and trauma Life Coaching – sessions help the individual to achieve a better work/life balance and raised awareness Physiotherapy – uses a range of treatment techniques to restore movement and function to the body and helps to improve movement and ease pain Reflexology – uses reflexes on the feet to treat the whole body, restoring proper circulation and cleansing the body of toxins Shiatsu – a deeply relaxing hands-on Japanese body treatment which uses finger pressure and gentle stretch Tui Na – an invigorating Chinese medical massage that can help with many physical complaints For further information, please visit: or call: 01609 779927.

Competition Time!

The West End’s original and favourite 70’s musical, Boogie Nights, is back on the road, stopping off in Darlington for one week only from Monday 8 – Saturday 13 April.

The hilarious and heart-warming story of Roddy O’Neil, set in a provincial British town in the height of the disco seventies, the decade that fashion forgot. Now, a remixed concert version sees the original characters in a packed hit-fest that promises 70 songs from the 70s with video images on a giant back drop to enhance an amazing array of live music. Tickets for Boogie Nights are available from the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or online at Performances: evenings 7.30pm; matinees Thurs 2pm & Sat 2.30pm Tickets £18 - £32 Thurs matinee all tickets £18 Discounts available including 20% off on first night For your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets for Monday 8 April at 7.30pm just answer the question below and send together with your name, address and telephone number to: Boogie Nights Competition, Marketing Dept., Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. Entries must be received by Monday Mon 1 April.

Q: Which Pop Idol finalist is starring in Boogie Nights?

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Out & About 8th March

• Comedy Evening Hilarity Bites The Forum, Northallerton - 7.30pm A comedy night in association with Darlington-based comedy promoter Hilarity Bites. Including guitar playing Liverpudlian-in-exile Silky, serving police sergeant Alfie Moore (as seen on ITV’s Show Me The Funny). Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the door. Available from 01388 602610. ......................................................................................................................

23rd March

• Antique Vintage Craft & Collectables Thirsk Auction Mart: 9.30 - 3.30pm Tel: 01642 711036. Admission: 60p. Orgainsed by AMK Antiques: | ......................................................................................................................

24th March

• Bowes Does Vintage Wedding Special in association with The Wedding Affair Bowes Museum - 10.30am to 4.00pm Free Admission & VIP Gift Bag. Email: Phone:0843 289 8504 | ......................................................................................................................

10th April Spring Market

Northallerton Town Hall : 9 - 2pm Thirsk and Northallerton Methodist Church Circuit Missions Spring Market 9-2pm Northallerton Town Hall, serving refreshments throughout the day, light lunches from 12-2.00, Cake stall, Book stall, Bric-a-brac stall. ......................................................................................................................

10th April Arts Craft & Gift Fair

The Golden Lion Hotel Northallerton: 10 - 4pm Entry FREE. Organiser Yorkshire Craft Fairs For more details on this and other craft fairs visit: ......................................................................................................................

26th April

Macmillan Annual Ladies Lunch The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton: 11.30 - 3.30 Speaker : Lady Ingilby from Ripley Castle. Further details by calling 01609 772620. ......................................................................................................................


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20th April • Live Music

Hambleton Forum, Northallerton - 7.30pm Popular Irish Singer “Ann Breen” will be performing at the Hambleton Forum, Northallerton - 7.30pm. Tickets £12 available at Greensleeves Central Arcade Northallerton or by telephone 01609 777272 ......................................................................................................................

17th May

• Northallerton Silver Band Concert: Music From The Movies Hambleton Forum, Northallerton - 7.30pm Tickets £6.00 available at Greensleeves Central Arcade Northallerton or by telephone 01609 777272 ......................................................................................................................

25th May

• Vintage Wedding Fair Lightwater Valley, Ripon: 10 - 4pm All entry money going to support Air Ambulance. All brides will receive a free wedding guide book along with a £100 voucher courtesy of Thomas Cook, And free entry into a honeymoon competition in Aegean,along with a bag, to store leaflets collect at the fair. We will bring togather the finest selection of vintage and chic wedding suppliers from around the area,Come along and see the finest vintage inspired products from dresses, accessories, transport, photography and much more. Try dresses on , bring along your wedding party for advice. You may find that dress you always dreamt of. Meet Louise, our vintage hair stylist, who will gladly help with your vintage styles. Browse among the many vintage wedding stands and, to make your day perfect in every way. sit and enjoy afternoon tea vintage style. Orgainsed by AMK Antiques: | ......................................................................................................................

15th & 16th June • Wartime Weekend

Various locations throughout Northallerton The 2013 Wartime Weekend promises to be a fantastic weekend of 1940’s inspired family fun. More details will be available nearer the time. More information: www. ......................................................................................................................

4th July

• A Garden Through the Seasons Littlethorpe Manor, Ripon – 10am Enjoy an exclusive day at Littlethorpe Manor. Tickets £40 (limited numbers) including refreshments, lunch, lecture and guided tour. For more information visit: or email ...................................................................................................................... Please note: the editors cannot be held responsible for any changes to events listed. Please contact event organisers directly. All events correct at time of going to press.

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WALKING FOR HEALTH Meet at 10.15am for Walks to start at 10.30 am. 30 minute Beginner Walk run once a month in Thirsk and Northallerton. Pick up a leaflet at GP Surgeries, Tourist Points, Libraries, Hambleton Council offices or call 01609 771624 for more information. All walks are: 30 mins – 1 hr - suitable for beginners / new walkers Email:

March 2013 Monday 4 Great Ayton Library Tuesday 5 Northallerton Mayford House Surgery Tuesday 5 Great Broughton Bay Horse Pub Wednesday 6 Stokesley Public Car Park Co-op Wednesday 6 Thirsk Swimming Pool Friday 8 Northallerton Tourist Information Point Monday 11 Great Ayton Library Tuesday 12 Northallerton Mowbray House Surgery Tuesday 12 Easingwold Galtres Centre Wednesday 13 Stokesley Health Centre Thursday 14 Bedale Leisure Centre Monday 18 Great Ayton Library Tuesday 19 Hutton Rudby Village Hall Tuesday 19 Northallerton Mayford House Surgery Wednesday 20 Stokesley Public Car Park (Co-op) Thursday 21 Thirsk Tourist Information Point Friday 22 Northallerton Hambleton Leisure Centre Monday 25 Great Ayton Library Tuesday 26 Northallerton Mowbray House Surgery Tuesday 26 Easingwold Galtres Centre Wednesday 27 Stokesley Health Centre


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Pruning Roses Many people think roses are complicated and hard to prune correctly. Follow our guide to learn the right method.

Why prune roses? The aim is to improve flowering, to maintain an attractive shape and to keep plants healthy. But mention pruning roses and many people come up in a cold sweat, considering it to be difficult and complicated. This is largely because there are many different types of rose, some which need pruning in the spring and others later in the year.

How to make your cut • Use a pair of sharp secateurs to make a sloping cut, just above an outward facing bud. • The slant of the cut should face away, so rain does not run into the bud and cause it to rot.

Choose the right approach Shrub roses • Prune in mid-spring. First remove dead, diseased and dying branches, and thin out if overcrowded - remove any crossing branches and cut a few older stems to the base. • Reduce healthy main stems by about a quarter. • Unless you want to keep the hips, deadhead flowers as they fade in summer. • Roses in this group include - R.Macmillan Nurse, R.Graham Thomas and Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’. Bush roses (includes, hybrid tea, floribunda and patio roses) • Prune in mid-spring. First remove dead, diseased and dying branches. • Prune most by about half, cutting to within 8cm (3in) of the previous year’s growth. • Miniature roses only need pruning to maintain an attractive shape and if you want a larger floribunda, prune less severely. • Roses in this group include - Rosa Iceberg, R.’Princess of Wales’, R.Ingrid Bergman and R.Peace.


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Adverts from £40! Climbers • Prune in the autumn after the flowers start to fade. First remove dead, diseased or dying branches. • Tie in any new shoots and remove any really old branches if the plant is heavily congested - this will stimulate new growth. • Prune side branches growing from the main framework, cutting them back to leave two to three leaf buds. • Roses in this group include - R.Handel, R.’New Dawn’ and R.filipes ‘Kiftsgate’. Ramblers • Prune in late summer. • Cut back any side branches that have flowered, leaving two to three leaf buds per shoot. • If the plant has not been pruned for some time, select a few old woody branches and cut to the base, new shoots will soon grow and can be tied in to the framework. • Roses in this group include include – R.’Albertine’, R.’Félicité Perpétue’ and R.’The Garland’.

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Ground cover roses • Prune in spring. • Remove dead, diseased or dying branches, and lightly prune to keep within bounds. • Reduce congestion on old plants by removing some of the thick branches to stimulate new growth. • Roses include - county series, R.Magic Carpet and R.Pink Bells. Aftercare • Once pruning has been completed, mulch plants generously, applying a thick layer of well-rotted manure or bark chippings.

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