Cumbrian Local June 2013

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Town Council for Penrith? How do you Click and Listen? Return to the Carrots of Carleton Ready for the skelton show is it Local and fair? it’s a place where i catch me bus gadgets for fathers Day spa Day for Dads

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Penrith Co-op Society The new Catherine LansďŹ eld Home collection of Bedding is now at home in your local Penrith Co-operative Department Store, First Floor, 19 Burrowgate, Penrith. This includes the new signature printed bedding range

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Welcome to your Cumbrian Local i couldn’t start a second line in the publication without my thanks to all those who have helped me with this month’s publication. the joys of a local magazine continue. We are still welcoming help with deliveries and we have launched an appeal to local parishes. in an ideal world, we would have a lot of local people delivering 200 magazines each. this is better than asking a person to deliver 2,000. if you’re pushing out over 30,000 magazines, there are a lot of miles to cover. if you would like to do your bit and maybe raise some money for yourself or a local charity, please drop a line to lee@ cumbrianlocal.co.uk Delivering the magazine on a warm, sunny day, has been quite an eye opener for me. i do enjoy meeting people and getting feedback about the magazine. in May, i met with aBC media. this is a business that audits newspapers and magazine distribution. if you meet the requirement in auditing your distribution, you get a certified distribution. Cumbrian Local is now working towards this, so with some new members of the team, we are working our way road by road, through every village and town that we are delivering to so that we can, by late autumn have not just a database of delivery areas, but also the best delivery system and auditing system in place in Cumbria. Just over a year ago, we approached aBC Media with regards to a certificate for distribution. To gain a certificate, this meant we could not use royal Mail any longer as the distribution could not be certified.

19 Burrowgate, Penrith CA11 7TD Tel: 01768 862366 www.penrithco-op.co.uk Log on today and see what’s happening at your local Penrith Co-op Society, for special offers and in-store demos.

viewing distribution certificates of newspapers and magazines across the UK is quite simple. if you want to know what your local paper distribution actually is, you just log on to www.abc.org.uk, put in the name and it tells you the sales or distribution. readership figures, unfortunately, are a bit hit and miss. how can you predict or know how many people read a paper? it must be even harder if you buy it on saturday and recycle it on Monday. a clever tool and piece of information now shared. ‘shared’ being a key word in this month’s Cumbrian local. as the publication is more established, we are now in a position to do even more in the community. Penrith and Eden Valley has been the basis of our distribution. Did you know,

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as a town, the residents of Penrith are faced with a big decision to make? It’s the third time the residents have been asked the question ‘Do you want a Town Council?’ We start this month by looking at the positives of a Town Council. In July, I hope to have the opinions of the Town Councils across Eden and their views on this. Once again, it’s about sharing information. If we have got the highest distribution of this message going through doors, it might have an impact. I say it every month and this month is no exception to that rule. The word ‘local’ dominates this publication. We have a June publication full of local stories, local advertising, put together by local people and delivered by local people. I’ve experienced a very busy time away from the desk in May and I think the publication reflects that activity, which I enjoy. You can’t meet enough people and personalities in the work that I do. Researching bees one day and power tools the next! No month is the same and like the weather, the content unpredictable with the exception of the word local. It has been a wonderful experience this past month interviewing the people of Langwathby. My thanks to Nan Greeves for sharing 35 years of her life in the village. There was my meeting with Harry Turner who has only just recently celebrated his 98th birthday in Kirkby Stephen. Then there was my visit to Langwathby School. I must have met and been communicating with what must be 600 people in connection with this month’s publication, which is not far short of over 2000 emails and about 1000 phone calls.

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Content Penrith Co-op Society an update

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Local & Fair by Joe Human

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Pot Place and Garden Centre

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Cumbria Oak

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Town Council by Chris Rolley

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NCL ‘LIKES’ for Facebook

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Langwathby by Zoe Badder

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Around the World in 365 Days

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Brough by Martin Cowin

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Oil Strike in Brough by Lee Quinn

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Refecta

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Back to the Carrots of Carleton

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Unit 4D1 Ullswater Road Business Park Penrith, CA11 7EH

Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Club

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Gadgets for Fathers Day ideas

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Front Cover – Brough –under – Stainmore pictured a collection of people from the community by Paul Witterick. Printer – Bishops Printers, Walton Rd, Portsmouth, Hants P06 1TR

Living for Today by Lee Quinn

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I really do hope you enjoy this month’s Cumbrian Local.

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Town Council yes or No page 12

Local & Fair page 10

Eden Estate Agents

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Direct to Business or Directory?

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Don’t wait till the winter

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Summer Service at Jim Walton

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The Route 66 Guide out this July

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Fathers Day Spa offers

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The Skelton Show

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Wainwrights Society unveil

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Offers Outdoors

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Photo of the month

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Make the Jump with Full Circle

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New storage facilities Ullswater Road

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Resin Drives

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Living for today page 22

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The Penrith Co-op Society Your Local Co-op

hello, it’s that time again when we get to tell you through these pages some of the things that Penrith Co-op has been doing and of the special deals and events that are in the offing, we know from the feedback that we get, many of you find this useful and so do we. We are all waiting for some better weather to arrive and cheer us up, but so far there has been nothing to shout about, add that to the uncertainty of the economic climate and it’s far too easy to get depressed. here at your Penrith Co-op we are trying our best to lift that gloom and will be sending out our first privilege Members dividend vouchers shortly as a thank you for your loyal support, look out for them dropping through your door soon and remember when you shop with us you are helping yourself at the same time.

now on the shore and at all stores

John Mills Chief executive officer

new season products, local produce & offers posted every day adverts fB/web it’s our 4th quarterly news letter which makes it a full year of our new communication tool to our members. our commitment will continue to develop with our members and potential, new customers. this will be promoted through a number of local channels. there are more details on access to your local Penrith Cooperative in this update on page 11. our membership card update is also on page 11. Following the launch of our membership card in the autumn of 2012, we are now pushing forward with the potential and advantages the card can now offer. We have new offers being added and updated on a weekly basis via our Facebook, twitter site, and in-store. as a co-operative business Penrith Co-operative established in 1890, we have witnessed many changes on the high street and in shopping habits. as a traditional trader, in the last 12 months, we have been returning to the roots of our business, with sourcing more local products from within 100 yards to 100 miles of our stores and meeting our customers on their doorstep with our home deliveries. the quest by supermarkets to buy local products in bulk and be able to deliver quality products at a fair Click and Listen Log onto Eden FM radio www.edenfm.co.uk

price, with the details of where they originated from, is going to be more than a challenge. at your local Penrith Co-operative society, whilst we are a part of the Co-operative movement, we can give our customers supermarket prices on everyday essentials but as one of a few traditional department stores, we can also provide most home furnishings, with free delivery and collection of your old items, with local face to face guarantees. When it comes to local, however, our local range of products has been developed through the engagement of local people in the community and the businesses around our stores in Cumbria and County Durham. We talk directly to producers, farmers, wholesalers and manufacturers. this is how it would have been in the beginning and in a full circle approach to simple sourcing of products, this is where we are building our future once more. there is more about this on page 10 and our local honey project. this month we also present the simple concept of shopping from your shopping list. We’ll take your shopping list, we’ll put your shopping together and you can collect at your convenience or we can deliver it to your door. all the details about this are on the page opposite.


Enjoy Home Delivery from your local Co-op How easy is it to shop today? Do you shop on line? Do you battle your way around a busy supermarket? how much time do you what to spend shopping? how does 5 minutes sound? is it really that easy to go online and push the ‘enter’ button for the same products the same week? Do you do this because it’s easy? Do you do this because you haven’t got the time, or can’t face the whole parking, products to trolley, onto the checkout, back into the trolley, back to the car routine? Are you sitting at home waiting for your Pm delivery of tonight’s tea? Coming soon, we will be presenting our online local products. these products, many only available online through your local Penrith Cooperative society, will be as simple as you ticking a series of boxes. Meanwhile, it’s back to basics. Do you write, or scribble out a shopping list, whilst searching through cupboards, the fridge, the freezer, the bathroom, the usual tour of the house? What do you do next? grab the bags and accept that it’s two or more hours for that shopping experience or do you log on and wait?

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Here is the idea 1.

Write out your shopping list as best you can.

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Drop your shopping list into one of your local Penrith Co-op society stores.

You can post it in our shopping list out of hours box or drop it into the store. this could be on the way to work or it might be during the day. You could be on your way out somewhere. Your shopping can then be collected when you are on your way home, or after you’ve finished what you are doing. something you might also want to consider is that you don’t have to buy your whole week’s worth of shopping in one. it could be a weekend to Monday shop, or a Monday to thursday shop. You don’t have to fill your cupboards, freeze your fresh food and shuffle you fridge to make space!


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Our strategy is simple. We are working in partnership with small producers to help them get through difficult times. We support them with regular orders, developing regular income. We help them, not just by signing up and selling their product but we market and advertise these people and their products and make them available to the community 7 days a week. Many of our local suppliers are micro businesses, maybe be just one or two people or half a dozen people. In the current climate, they need to survive. They have limits on how much they can produce. They can’t afford to be undercut, negotiated down with small profit margins and led by demands for high production and cheaper prices. Quality doesn’t always come with mass production and it can’t always be available 365 days of the year. Your local Penrith Co-operative Society has a commitment to its local suppliers not to sell lower than the producers with farm shops and farmers markets would sell their own products.

origin. It might tick the ingredient box on our list, but the taste of real honey, from the hive to the jar is something many generations have not tasted. Nature decides on the real honey - the seasons and the weather decide when it’s going to be ready, but the environment for the bees is a national debate and from a natural food chain, it goes back to the pollination of much of what we see around us. Sometimes local products aren’t always available. Our quest to find local honey started over 12 months ago and in the winter, which almost didn’t want to end, we enlisted the help of Melanie Vincent who as a beekeeper has been building the Penrith Co-op its own hives. These hives are now being sited in Cumbria. In addition to this strategy, we have been working with the Penrith Bee keepers Association and the National Trust in assisting them with setting up bee hives at Acorn Bank, Temple

Sowerby, just around the corner from where some of our local pies are made at Milburn. We hope this will lead to a sweet success and a whole range of honey products as well as a re-education in what local honey tastes like and the importance of securing its future and its makers.

The Sweet success of Local Honey There are increasing media releases about the lack of bees and the environmental issues surrounding it. Local honey was once a simple, local product, sourced by a knock on the door of a local bee keeper. We can buy honey from around the world and mass produced honey of no real Click and Listen Log onto Eden FM radio www.edenfm.co.uk

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Do you have a Penrith society members Dividend and Privilege Card? if you have, every time you shop at the store you’ll be earning dividends. away from the store, these businesses are offering you discounts and offers when you show them your card: • • • •

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Eden Valley Windows Eden Estate agents Cumbria oak hedgehog Books hearth and home Penrith outdoor Pursuits

the offers differ and are subject to change. a new list of current businesses and offers to members is available on our website at www.penrithco-op.co.uk

your Co-op in the Community as we have evolved since 1890, one thing we have never stopped doing is always engaging with the local community around our stores. We can pride ourselves on how well our staff know their customers. Whilst many things have changed, we have to evolve with those changes. We have a website which is updated regularly locally. We also post daily offers and our activities in the community on our facebook site. We are the station sponsor of the local Community radio station Eden FM, who in return, push our name around eden on a daily basis. You can now go straight to our

website by scanning our Qr code with your mobile phone – it’s really clever. somehow, the production of local honey and the use of a mobile phone to scan a black and white box to update you on our honey production and seasonal reports seems worlds apart, but this, as we understand is technology and the future of many things still to come. of course you can always drop into the store and ask.

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Cumbria Local and Fair by Joe Human

Cumbrian farmers and food producers face a range of challenges which include: poor milk prices; increasing costs of farming inputs; increasing costs of distribution; reluctance of retailers to market local products; and insufficient awareness by the public of local products and insufficient commitment to buy them. Many of these challenges, if not all, are faced by farmers in developing countries, and for a particular group, that is those who sell their produce – bananas, coffee, sugar, cocoa, etc. – in our markets Fairtrade has offered long term, sustainable solutions. In November 2011, Cumbria Fair Trade Network, which is an alliance of 2 dozen groups around the county who promote Fairtrade within their communities, put on a major conference at Rheged to see what could be learned from the Fairtrade system and the Fairtrade movement that could be applied to ‘local’ produce. The conference was addressed by a number of speakers: Harriet Lamb, then Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, Professor Frank Peck and Dr Lois Mansfield of the University of Cumbria, Robert Craig, past President of the Cumbrian NFU and Eden Valley

dairy farmer, and Stephen Best, banana farmer from St Lucia. (Prior to the Conference, Robert and Stephen had spent time on one another’s farms.) One hundred and eighty people attended. These included farmers, Fairtrade and sustainability campaigners, church leaders, politicians, food producers, wholesalers and retailers. The conference acknowledged that, in spite of the challenges listed in the first paragraph of this article, many good things are already happening in Cumbria in terms of the promotion and supply of, as well as the demand for, local produce. But it was felt that much more could be done, and so in 2012 a steering group was set up to take proposals forward. Though progress has been slow, things are beginning to happen: one initiative – on local and fair beef – is a direct result of the conference (about which more will be written in a future article); others have developed quite independently. Amongst the latter is the work being done by Penrith and District Cooperative Society to market local produce, ensuring that producers – farmers and food manufacturers – get a fair price; that consumers get a fair deal (in terms of both

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quality and price), and that food miles are minimised. This Coop initiative is truly ground breaking, and illustrates that, where there is a vision and a will there is always a way. As yet not all products have yet been rolled out, but when they have been they will include will include: Bedrock Gin, real ales from Eden, Heskett Newmarket and Tirril Breweries; honey from a number of producers with hives and bees supplied by the Coop, pies from Low Howgill Farm, Cooked meats like Hams, Turkey and Beef sourced from Cumbria, Cheese from Appleby Creamery, Butter from Winters tarn Farm, ready meals that are real meals full of local ingredients, Slees of Winskill Ice cream, local eggs from the Lakeland Free range Egg Company and local fruit and vegetables sourced from local farms by local wholesaler Ian James Fruit and Veg. As with Fairtrade, however, though their involvement with Penrith and District Coop guarantees the producers of these products access to a market which treats them fairly, none of them is guaranteed a sale. For that to happen, we – consumers – have to make a purchase. In other words, their supply has to be matched by our demand.


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A new Town Council for Penrith? For many years there have been proposals discussed for the creation of a new Town Council for Penrith. For a variety of reasons, too many to list here, no progress has been made. With recent findings of the Parishing Penrith review group, set up by Eden District Council, Cumbrian Local Publications sort some practical professional advice from Chris Rolley, a leading practitioner/trainer in the local councils sector to pen some brief words on Town Councils, their role and services, and how they can be created. It is hoped this contribution may help to stimulate debate on this important subject. A new Town Council for Penrith?

Governance review.

There are over 9,000 parish, town, community and neighbourhood councils (local councils) representing around 16 million people across England and they form the most local level of government. Most rural areas are parished though exceptions continue to this day, including Penrith. Unlike the rest of Eden District the town of Penrith has no local democratically elected body to specifically represent the interests of the Town and its inhabitants, as opposed to those of a wider community.

Utilising such legislation recent successful examples of new Town or Parish Councils being set up can be found in Shrewsbury, Hextable, Canvey Island, Stanley, Salisbury, St Austell, Chiswick Green and Andover.

In recent times legislation has been passed with the intention of making it easier for communities to set up new local councils. The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act, 2007 (Part 4, Sections 79–102) changed the law so that the decision to set up a new local council no longer lay with the Secretary of State, but instead with district, borough or unitary councils (principal authorities). The intention of the new legislation was to simplify the process and to make it more local. The process to create a new Council is fully documented on the Power to the People website www. createacouncil.nalc.gov.uk The site makes clear that the process of creating a new Council has the greatest chance of success where there is support from the local community and other tiers of government; specifically in the case of Penrith, the Eden District Council, all established through the process of a Community

So what could a new Penrith Town Council do? Well it would have three main purposes - representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and striving to improve the quality of life in the local area. Importantly all such decisions would be made by local (Penrith) people, fully accountable to local people. In terms of services to be delivered locally these can include Allotments; Leisure facilities; Bus shelters; Litter bins; Car parks; Local Illuminations; Community Centres; Local youth projects; Community safety schemes; Parks and open spaces; Community transport schemes; making observations on Planning; Public lavatories; Crime reduction measures; Street Cleaning; Street lighting; Cycle paths; Tourism activities; Festivals and celebrations; Traffic calming measures; and many more! In reality most town and parish councils focus on a range of services that have been identified as most important to that community as with the exception of Allotments, which is the only statutory service, all other services are discretionary. Hence Oswestry in Shropshire (a similar sized rural market town) focusses primarily on its markets and car parks, Calne

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in Wiltshire (a growing town with a sizeable young population) on its extensive range of leisure facilities, and Rustington in West Sussex (a town with an elderly population on the south coast) on its floral planting and community services. Local priorities determined exclusively by local people, and there are countless examples of best practice in the sector. In reality the local council works with the principal authorities in the area and co-operates to ensure the effective delivery of services to the local community. It is local councillors, helped by the local council clerk, who identify local needs and ensure effective and efficient delivery. The funding of parish and town councils comes from three main sources. Firstly from establishing a local ‘precept’, which is collected through the council tax; secondly income from services delivered; and, thirdly, funds raised from grant applications and sponsorships. There is no reason why any new Council established should add significantly to the totality of Council tax levied as, currently without any local council in Penrith, Eden District Council levies a special expense representing its costs for delivering services which would otherwise be delivered by the parish or town council. In the case of Penrith it appears this additional cost is currently some £25 per annum for Band D taxpayers. This debate is of course to be continued


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The Little World Of Langwathby Zoe Badder

Langwathby May Day is always different every year. There’s always a new May Queen and the weather is ever unpredictable. But then again it’s always the same - the village coming together in a way that seems so rare these days. This May Day actually reminded me of the year I was crowned May Queen. We were woken up on Saturday morning by rain thundering and hammering on the window, and we thought “Oh no! Not today!” But, we haven’t had a May Day cancelled yet, and we were sure this wouldn’t be an exception. I dread to think what was going through the May Day Committee’s minds as the heavens threw a year’s worth of rain down! We prayed all morning for the weather to improve in time for the procession at 1 o’clock. Just as in 2006, it started to dry up as the float with the new May Queen, Sophie Thomas, and her attendants came down my road. It’s the tradition for the procession to begin at the May Queen’s house, and as she lives near me we got to the see the very start of the procession. They all looked lovely as usual; hair all done and beautiful dresses, with a yellow and white theme to match the daisies she had chosen as her flowers. Sophie was beaming despite the fact it was still raining

a bit, and all the people following the procession didn’t have their spirits dampened by the weather either. In fact, I think we were just all thankful it wasn’t imitating monsoon season anymore! The rain did mean the stalls and the Crowning of the May Queen had to be held inside rather than on the village green as usual, but nobody seemed to mind. There was the usual ceremony with retiring May Queen, Sarah Fawcett, placing the crown on Sophie’s head, followed by the annual presentation of the Jack Williamson best citizen award, which this year went to Mac Ewbank. The results of the Langwathby Primary School ‘bakeoff’ were also announced. There’s always a great bit of entertainment at the May Day, which has ranged from acrobatic gymnastics to pig racing in the past few years! This year (after it had finally stopped raining!) there was a fantastic stunt show by Jez Avery, who did wheelies, involved members of the audience and did forward rolls with his quad bikes and motorbikes. He kept the audience entertained out on the village green with his running commentary, and I got to have a good laugh as a few of my friends were picked from the crowd to stand and have the quad bike circle them very close to their feet! A few things had to be cancelled - the sports at the end of the day couldn’t really take place because the village green was too wet and muddy, and there was supposed to be a rerun of the legendary ‘slippery pole’ competition… I’ll explain. To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee last year, the village held an ‘It’s A Knockout’ competition on the green - our team came last unfortunately, but it was all good fun! The most memorable part of

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that day was the epic task of sitting on a cling-film-and-washing-upliquid-covered-pole over a trough of water and hitting your opponent with a bag of straw to knock them down first! That certainly took over everyone’s competitive side - I was cheated of my victory, cheated I tell you! Anyway, the trough, complete with pole, was set up again for May Day and was full of water - probably fuller than intended due to the torrential rain earlier - but we didn’t get an official rematch, which was a shame. The kids (and teenage lads) certainly made the most of the pool of water though! There was the traditional Maypole dancing and flag drill, and even though I don’t take part in it anymore, I still remember all the moves; I could try and say I wasn’t singing along to the flag drill song and miming all the flag positions, but I definitely was! There were the usual homemade cakes and sandwiches served in the village hall, as well as the tombola which is always fun to take part in and produces some very random assortments of prizes - a can of Strongbow, some tinned peaches and a box of Cup-A-Soup (vegetable flavour with croutons, which we didn’t think looked particularly appetising) were among the prizes my friend and I won. We had a good laugh about all that!


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I think that’s what I enjoyed most to be honest. My friend Hannah had come over from Appleby for the day and although she maybe didn’t know what to expect, she seemed to really like the atmosphere. It’s different to the Penrith May Day, which to most people is just a funfair, because I got to catch up with everyone I know in the village. It was like I was introducing her to my little world, the world of Langwathby. I spent the rest of the day with my friends and my family. Sitting in the pub for a while, pushing my little brother and his friends on the swings and the roundabout, everybody being out in the village at the same time and all talking to each other - that’s the magic of May Day. In fact, when we saw all the children messing about in the mud together after somebody had (wisely) drained the ‘slippery pole’ pool onto the grass, my dad summed it up very well. “Let them play,” he said. “It’s all good, simple fun, and that’s what May Day’s all about.”

“Round the world in 365 days!” 1 January 2013 saw the start of an epic round the world challenge for the Fellside Ladies. A group of 35 ladies aged from 18-55+ are running, swimming, walking and cycling their way around the globe in aid of Cancer Research UK, many clocking up the miles on the Eden valleys fells, lanes and pools. Jo Falconer, Run England qualified leader in running fitness (and principle challenge motivator) said “We choose Cancer Research UK as the charity because cancer is an illness that affects many people’s lives and it is an absolutely awful time for anyone suffering or supporting. My Dad was diagnosed with the disease last year and this has spurred me on to help raise money towards finding a cure.” The dedicated ladies are eagerly tracking their mileage each week with the aim of reaching the massive ‘round the world’ target of 24,901 miles by the 31st December 2013. “This week we’ve made it as far as Thailand!” said Jo.

He’s right. Every year, that’s what it always means to me, and to many others in the village. It’s the community of Langwathby, and perhaps their friends from further afield, getting together and having a good time. There’s nothing more special than that.

The Fellside Ladies running group meet on a Tuesday at 7.30pm at Kirkoswald Village Square. “We welcome new members, from beginners to experienced runners, the more the merrier!” says Jo. For more information or to sponsor Swim it! Walk it! Run it! Ride it! Round the world challenge go to: www.justgiving.com/fellsideladies

The Stainton Beer Festival Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June,

starting at 6.30pm at Stainton Village Hall.

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Brough, it’s a place where I catch me bus by Martin Cowin

Welcome to Brough, or Brough – under – Stainmore, to give Brough its full title. There’s more to the town than just being the point where the A685 (Brough – Tebay) and A66 (trans-pennine) roads meet; a town steeped in history and expanding as a home to increasing numbers of residents and businesses. You may see the 563 bus service which travels between Kirkby Stephen and Penrith, calling at Brough, Warcop, Sandford, Appleby, Crackenthorpe, Kirkby Thore and Temple Sowerby. This bus service is operated by Grand Prix Coaches, which is based in Brough. The business is run by brothers Frank, Gillie and Michael Allison and the business was founded by their grandfather, Frank,

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who named the business The George Garage, later becoming Grand Prix Services. The name changed when their father, Cliff, became a Grand Prix driver in 1952, competing in Formula 1 with Team Lotus and Ferrari. Cliff retired from motor racing in 1961, following an accident at the Belgian Grand Prix. Cliff returned to the business and his sons followed him, expanding into coach services, including the 563 Kirkby Stephen – Penrith service. Another expanding business is Oil Solutions Limited, run by Shaun Chapman. The business collects waste cooking oil and converts it into biodiesel, which can be used to fuel vehicles! More about this on pages 18 & 19. New Road is home to the Memorial Hall, built in 1926 as a tribute to those that fought in the 1914 – 1918 war. The site was previously a Baptist Church. On New Road, you will also find Chofh’s Tea Room, Bev’s Traditional Fish & Chips and Petals of Cumbria – Formerly Chofh’s Florist. Chofh’s Florist was originally opened by Mrs Judy Dobson and recently


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taken over by Denise Harbage and Nikki McDowell. Following a full refurbishment, the business reopened as Petals on April 2nd. Petals continues to receive a lot of support from the community, especially those planning celebrations. Simon & Diane offer you a warm welcome at Village Stores, where you can replenish your supplies and is also Brough’s newsagent. Swanson House is one of the most historical buildings in Brough. Pat Jones and her husband Philip are the proprietors of the Bed & Breakfast and restaurant business, which was a winner of the Good Taste Award at the 2012 Upper Eden Business Awards. The building was formerly the Post Office, which closed in 2009. The building dates back to 1710 and started life as the White Swan Inn.

The Clock Tower on Main Street celebrated its centenary this year. The top part of the tower was taken from the Market Cross, the remains of which are still in situ on High Street. A visit to Church Brough leads to St Michael’s Church, built in 1150 and includes a sloping aisle. Within the grounds of Brough Castle is the Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Room, run by the Beckwith family, who not only produce their own ice cream, but also produce their own meals and provide their own outdoor catering. A new addition to Brough is the Jubilee Orchard, planted in 2012 to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and will flourish now and into the future, very much like Brough, in a nut shell. Please do call in and visit.

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Oil Strike in Main Street Brough by Lee Quinn

it’s hardly south Fork, or the gawar Field of saudi arabia, but in my search for sourcing local and fair products it lead me to an oil strike in Main street, Brough, here in the Eden Valley. i have met shaun Chapman the owner of oil solutions on a number of occasions. During this time i was get my head around the liquid gold asset that from pure waste becomes pure diesel in fact bio diesel (bio fuel). oil solutions in Brough was set up to collect waste cooking oils and to supply and distribute cooking oils. the waste oil collected could then be put through a process of transesterification to make bio diesel. all this carried out by shaun and his team, an independent locally owned business in Brough. so this would mean we can produce fuel for our cars buses and heavy goods vehicles right here in Brough? hold on to your stetsons, where not all invited to the oil barons ball just yet. In just five years of building this plant and having the facilities to produce 10,000 Litres of bio fuel, over the last nine years government taxes on a litre of bio diesel have risen from 0.9p to 0.62p this meant an independent business like oil solutions would make just 4p per litre on the bio diesel it could produce. Collecting waste oil, to then produce bio diesel, actually became almost a waste of money. But not exactly, because the waste oil collected, is taken abroad to huge refineries in places like germany, but because of the duty when it’s imported back, we don’t see much of it on our forecourts. there are many debates on what you can put in your car and certain oils react differently in cold climates. Bio diesel made from a rapeseed crop (rME) will not freeze and can be used at 100% all year round in the UK. Bio diesel from recycle waste has the potential to freeze it can be used in any diesel engine when mixed with mineral diesel. in some countries manufacturers cover their diesel engines under warranty for 100% bio diesel use, although it would be wise to check with a car manuafacture environmental services department before switching to 100% bio diesel Click and Listen Log onto Eden FM radio www.edenfm.co.uk

Many people have run their vehicles on bio diesel without problems. however, the majority of vehicle manufacturers limit their recommendations to 15% bio diesel blended with mineral diesel. in many European countries, a 5% bio diesel blend is widely used and is available at thousands of gas stations. Which do you think is best for the environment? Bio diesel or mineral Diesel? that’s quite an easy answer. Which is cheaper to buy? Well this is a bit harder to answer, if you search bio diesel prices they range for 90 – 1.15 per litre. Your mineral diesel at the pump about is about 1.38 per litre. the tax on bio fuel, means for companies like oil solutions, it’s more cost effective to send it out. of course if that bio diesel made it back to the UK, with import tax if might be around 1.38 per litre. have you seen a bio diesel pump in Cumbria at a local garage? Meanwhile, whilst oil solutions is collecting commercial oil from those businesses using deep fat fryers, and other oil methods for cooking. Where does the thousands of litres of domestic oil, you know, the stuff bought from the supermarket shelf go when its disposed of. Well only you know the answer. how many B & Bs, guest houses, domestic homes use oil or fat? What we do know is one of the most common causes of block drains is grease and fat, which when washed down a sink sticks to the insides of pipes eventually blocking them. running hot water just pushes the problem further down the system i believe we have the ‘oil solution’ to this problem and a win, win. working partnership with oil solutions, the Penrith Co-operative society and your Cumbrian Local. the project is called the ‘oil exchange’ scheme.


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a local school could be a hub for oil solutions, oil solutions is offering a collection tub to every primary school in Cumbria. not for their kitchens but for the pupils to bring their waste oil if they have any from home. all schools will be invited to join the oil exchange system. Pupils simple bring their waste oil from home, deposit it in the collection tub, which once filled will be collected by oil solutions. The schools gain a number of things from this • Children are educated in dealing with waste oil and the associated problems with it going down the drain • Children are also educated in the potential of what bio fuels mean now and in the future • schools by collecting waste oil raise funds for their school

• Domestic oil that would otherwise disappear would be accounted for and used to better the environment working with eden district Tourism office all B & B’s and guest houses have been invited to join the oil exchange deposit scheme. To address some future points what comes next? Can something been done that would help the production of Bio Diesel in Cumbria? Can Cumbria fuel its own diesel transport system? Can Cumbria reduce its carbon foot print? Can we put a saving in our tank and our pocket? how many industries use diesel in Cumbria? Can Cumbria grow its own bio fuel?

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Return to Carleton Farm I first met neil Hodgson and his family back in 2010. The first articles I wrote about Carleton farm took me behind the scenes with neil and his family and i shared experiences with him in the fields, through the season that followed. We completed the year from reaping the benefits of back breaking work, to competing against all the elements that work against this mission. i am still a regular visitor to the Farm shop. i can’t resist a fresh free range goose or duck egg! in short, they stock products that i rarely see anywhere else. as witnessed many times, it’s a farm shop used by farmers, everyday shoppers, ‘pop in’ enthusiasts and visitors. in three years, i’ve seen crops, eaten them as they come out of the ground; they’ve been washed away by the flooding banks of the river eamont and frozen in the ground and attacked by every natural and living pest and vermin. i’ve also seen a dairy herd slowing down in numbers and production. Carleton Farm has got through many things. it opened its farm shop weeks before foot and mouth caught hold which kept the farm isolated. in the past month, road works outside the farm have blocked the entrance and trading days have been hit hard, purely because people couldn’t get in. how many challenges can be thrown at this family business and livelihood? oh yes of course, there is also

the recession these last 3-4 years too. well, the fields will be full soon and the best carrots, turnips and early ‘tatoes’ will be ripe for the picking. For a real taste straight out of the ground, that hasn’t been stored in a distribution chain for weeks and months; for a Carrot that doesn’t have to be boiled and rehydrated because it’s been out of the ground that long it’s due a birthday, visit your only local Penrith farm shop. it’s time to return to Carleton for the best seasonal and traditional tastes in local produce. Please support your local farm shop and farm.

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Living for today with no worries for the rest of my life by Lee Quinn

Following up on last month’s article, my visit and interview with Euan the manager of the stobars hall, residential Care home in Kirkby stephen, i returned this month to talk to residents and staff. Last month i presented some of our general perceptions of nursing homes. on the morning of the day i visited, there was a bit of a buzz. Every two weeks at 11am, there is a visit by a local minister and a service is held. one of the larger rooms was being prepared for this. there is a difference in a buzz and people running around stressed out. i don’t know whether you have ever distinguished between the two. the objective of my visit was to get first hand experience of what it is like living at stobars hall. i didn’t know who i was going to meet and the people i met didn’t know i was meeting them until the day i arrived. For the younger readers of this article, here is a point. For the older generation, sometimes what happened yesterday isn’t always easy to recall. What happened 25 years ago is like yesterday and can be pulled out as easy as a book of memories from a bookshelf and a paragraph or page read off by heart. i met with harry turner in his wonderful bright room with two large windows. harry is a widower of nine years. he is a well-known and respected character in Kirkby stephen, from his days as an auctioneer. i basically sat with harry and asked him to tell me what he thought about

his home that he had now been living in for the last 3 years. What i can present here is a small snippet of a wonderful experience. there is more about this interview and others on the Eden FM Community radio website as a click and listen file. what harry described was not rehearsed. he is clearly a very active 98 year old who has just recently celebrated his birthday. he is very much in touch with the world around him at stobars hall and the world outside it, as harry still has quite a few visitors. he mentioned he still has a lot of friends in the farming community that come to see him. i asked harry what it was like before storbars hall. he went on to explain that after losing his wife, he spent 6 years in his home which seemed lonely, even though he had his friends. it was stressful. they came across as uneasy times for harry. the man i was interviewing didn’t have a care in the world; nothing to stress about; no shopping, preparing meals, phone calls from strangers or people knocking on the door he didn’t know. Whilst we

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from a ‘rosetted’ chef established in the pub, restaurant and hotel trade, explained how he didn’t miss an order of 12 people coming in for dinner at 9.30pm. He clearly enjoys his work and the hours he now does, full time, are sociable and he has life.

were having a chat, Colin Sim, one of the two chef’s at the Hall did knock on the door, doing his regular rounds with the lunch time menu. A choice of starters and as I recall the mains included a chicken in red wine or a beef stroganoff - it was like a hotel menu. I asked Harry what the food was like as you hear these stories. It was clear that the food was excellent and the range quite unbelievable. In fact what came across was the praise for the care at all levels in all areas for the staff at Stobars Hall. Harry’s days are as he chooses them to be; this was quite clear. He is independent and settled in his surroundings My second interview was with Pauline, another resident who again was quite alert and well up with her local and national media. On asking Pauline about how she is looked after, her comment was, ‘I am treated like a queen’. As a retired head of sixth form teacher, I felt I had to have my wits about me as there was potential for me to be interviewed but once again, the quality of care, the efficiency of the management and staffing was praised. It was bordering on military precession but with the warmth of being in a hotel. I did venture into the kitchen to catch up with Chef Colin Sim, who whilst in the middle of food preparation and cooking, described his move

It is just an observation, but a point made by Pauline was that the staff clearly enjoy what they do. They don’t just do it as a job, but one person she mentioned was Jenny Coleclough, who Pauline describes as someone with the view, that the residents are treated like Jenny would want her own mother treated. The atmosphere at Stobars reflects an enjoyable relationship with the staff and the residents. To conclude my visit, I did have a chat with Jenny, who is the activities co-ordinator. Like any hotel, there has to be daily events and activities. I raised an eyebrow when Jenny mentioned volley ball! She then described to me it was with balloons! One of Jenny’s tasks is to get the residents out of Stobars Hall, without actually leaving the Hall. This includes simulated holidays abroad. This summer they are off around the world! In a featured week, they’ll be sampling food from around the world, with themed days at destinations. The rooms are transformed with flags and props and the kitchen switches to the menu of that country. My trip to Stobars Hall was one that in some ways was out of my world, but the experience was one I couldn’t pre-empt and it’s one that might be worth you thinking about if you are like Harry was three years ago, or if you do have, in your family, someone who needs a life with no worries in the later years of their life. Many thanks to Harry, Pauline, the staff and management for this insight now shared with the Cumbrian Local readers.

Direct to Business or Business Directory? Do you have a website? Are you listed on a business directory? That’s enough questions. 18 months ago, Cumbrian Local Publications set up CA Business Directory. It was a listing of local businesses by a CA postcode. To support it, we had a printed version distributed to the whole of the Eden Valley and linked to Eden FM Radio, we had a CA Business advert. The CA Business directory was set up to help small businesses that didn’t have a website, but needed a presence on the internet and it wasn’t about the larger the business the bigger the advert, it was simple business details under one of 4 sections. It

was open to any business with a CA post code, so you could always find a local business. In November 2012, we closed the CA Business website. In our experience of developing websites and after discussions with many of our customers, our focus is to still have a CA Business Directory but only for businesses with no website. One of the most frustrating elements or searching the internet is when you enter a name, a service or product and you then have a list of 10 to choose from. With so many directories, which you then access to find that there is a pecking order, either by cost or by

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Business alphabetical order, when you’ve waded through the Abacas, Acros, Ardvarks or others, if you happen to be a ‘Salmon’, you will only get to the top of this stream if you pay. If you have a website, you need to ensure you can develop it, update it, insert links and make sure you can access it. After all, it is your business and if you look after it, it will look after you. If you want to compete with other businesses doing what you do, be on a directory. Technology has changed, so help your website be found. With your name at the top, you can be more than just a name on a long list.


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All our Technicians are trained to Pro-Tech & Diagnostic skill levels which are registered by the ATA (Automotive Technician Accreditation). Additionally they all have had past individual brand training from manufacturers such as Ford, Landrover, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Audi franchises giving them a wide knowledge base to work confidently on all makes and models on our roads today. Our workshops are equipped with the latest state of the art vehicle hoists, tooling and MOT testing equipment as well as diagnostic toolsets from Toyota and Snap-On for accurate fault diagnosis. We offer very competitive rates for servicing and repairs on any age and make of vehicle, from general Servicing and Mot’s through to Clutch replacements and Timing belts.

Warranty work through the Toyota manufacturer’s warranty can also be carried out by our technicians as well as fleet car maintenance. We carry a wide range of fast moving Toyota Genuine Parts at all times, but can also source parts for any vehilce next day and some same day We also offer a free local collection and delivery service as well as the free use of a courtesy vehicle whilst your car is in our workshops. For an appointment please call our Aftersales Team on 01768 864555 Our opening hours Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:30pm Saturdays 8:30am to 12:30pm

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Route 66

the plotting and planning is done! if you have a business on the a66 anywhere between scotch Corner and Cockermouth, then this might be for you. For almost 18 months, we have been looking at the best way to produce a simple guide, affordable to any business, which needs that unpredictable business from visitors. increase your odds - don’t just be in a pot luck pick on an information rank. Using the a66 as the main route, we are asking businesses close or accessible to it, to consider being part of our route and guide along this historic pathway which crosses many hubs and two counties. From £30 to £300, you can be on this route. We need places to eat, stay and play to come on board with this project. Driving, cycling, biking, riding or walking on and off route. if you feel you have a service that a visitor would welcome on route 66, email info@route66england.co.uk - the route of hospitality, activity and sometimes a forgotten gateway through two beautiful counties. the route 66 B5 size guide (same size as Cumbrian Local) including a centre page map with a 20,000 print run, will be distributed to over 200 locations, visitor ‘hot’ spots and shops. the centre pages, subject to demand, can be a pull out of discounted ideas with your name on it. to be on route call 01768 862394 or email the above address.

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hutton in the Forest “a great day out for all the family”

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An action packed day of entertainment is planned for skelton show on saturday 6 July held in delightful setting of the old Park at Hutton-in the-forest. Recently voted Britain’s second favourite show, it has earned a reputation for being an excellent day out in the countryside for all the family.

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as well as a large selection of cattle, sheep and horses (including show jumping) there is a large marquee full of classes for children, cooking, painting, floral arts, vegetables and walking sticks. other attractions include a dog show, pet show, pony sports, vintage vehicles, over 120 trade stands, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling (this year including a 14 stone championship) and the ever popular terrier racing where you just need to turn up with your dog.

the main ring entertainment will be the amazing steve Colley Motorcycle stunt show, Ben Potter Birds of Prey and a display by skelton Young farmers Club. The sheep show - a new Zealand style team of presenters will educate and entertain with their fantastic dancing sheep and shearing demonstrations. adding a new dimension this year will be the Creation station Kids Zone - providing a range of activities for primary school aged children.

Chainsaw Carvings by graham Johnston Lawn order, human statues and a wide variety of food and bar facilities all add to the enjoyment of the day. With a prize fund of over £10,000 the committee encourage everybody to enter. schedules are now available from the secretary Mrs antonia reid on 01768 484122 or visit the website www.skeltonshow.com where trade stand and sponsor applications can also be made and paid on line. Judging starts at 9.30am with entertainment continuing until after 5pm admission prices: adults £10, oaP’s & 14-21s £5, Children under 14 & Car Park free EntriEs CLosE 21 JUnE 2013 Full details available from www.skeltonshow.com

the skelton Food hall with cookery demonstrations by your Local Penrith Co-op society and the gifts and Crafts tent provides a wide range of local produce and the continuing success of our Fur and Feathers tent promise plenty to do and see. Music this year will be provided by native – american Pan Pipes and B Jamba samba Band.

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Unveiling a Coast to Coast information board at St. Bees

Photograph of unveiling: © Peter Linney L-r Doug sim, Chairman of st. Bees Parish Council, Eric robson, Chairman of the Wainwright society, Derek Cockell, secretary, the Wainwright society

New Coast to Coast information board unveiled at st. Bees

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a new Coast to Coast information board was unveiled at st. Bees by Wainwright society Chairman, Eric robson, on sunday 26th May. over 60 people gathered on the promenade at st Bees where an information board, a joint-project by st. Bees Parish Council and the Wainwright society, was unveiled on the, locally known, ‘Wainwright Wall’, the starting point of the Coast to Coast walk. the information board replaces an earlier panel and features a copy of Wainwright’s map of the route together with biographical details and sketches of st. Bees and robin hood’s Bay, the starting and

in his remarks, Eric robson recalled that his one regret in making the television programmes with alfred Wainwright, was that he was an old man and he wished he could have met the younger, Jackthe-lad, Wainwright of earlier years. Wainwright loved adventures and the Coast to Coast Walk was his ‘adventure’. it was devised at a time when long-distance walking was not as popular a pastime as it is now. this year is the fortieth anniversary of the publication of the Coast to Coast guidebook and the society has decided to make the Walk its main beneficiary in 2013. funds raised from the society’s annual Challenge and sales of its Calendar

Photograph of board: © Derek Cockell

are to be used to waymark the route and to provide information boards at each end of the walk. any money remaining after funding Coast to Coast projects will be donated to Mountain rescue teams along the route of the walk. the society hopes that placing this board at st Bees will help bring the work of alfred Wainwright to the attention of the public as well as providing a focal point for walkers starting the walk. If you would like to know more about The Wainwright Society, log on to the website at www.wainwright.org.uk or email secretary@wainwright.org.uk Derek Cockell Press & Publicity Officer The Wainwright Society

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Eden FM is online Your have to click to listen, local news, local views, local presenters. not many radio stations can boast this. But then to run an advert a minimum of 5 times a day when you know there are only 6 other advertisers in that hour at a cost of £39 per month, which includes the production of your 30 second advert. it’s more like a donation to community radio station than signing up for an over stretched marketing budget and lash out hundreds of thousands of pounds with no guaranteed return! Eden FM is held in a queue we’ve all heard this before. We are waiting for an announcement from ofcom with regards to our application for a Full-time community license via a FM transmitter. in simple terms you can’t get us on the radio, but this is what we have applied for. Meanwhile, we are here at www.edenfm.co.uk 24 hours a day 7 days a via you laptop, computer, mobile phone and gadget they call a tablet or ipad. i listen everyday via tunein radio give it a go

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