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Mitsuru - The Next Chapter

WELCOME TO THE CLASS! Welcome to part two – the next chapter of the story! In part one, “The difference between the possible and the impossible is one’s will” in the last issue of Eden Local, we introduced Mark Holding, the founder, owner and senior instructor of the Eden-based Mitsuru Karate Club. In some depth we covered Mark’s life and how a lad from Kendal became a retired Police Officer and set up a Karate Club? We touched on the history and the roots of Wado Ryu that was founded in 1934 by Grandmaster Hironori Otsuka. A fast fighting, scientific system and one of the most popular practiced worldwide. To recap, Mark Holding, now 55, first took up Karate over 35 years ago. A 6th dan, Mark is now almost fully retired from competition, but was twice British Champion and a multiple English and British medallist also having fought in Europe. Mitsuru means ‘to grow’, and for this next chapter, I will share the experience of meeting some of Mark’s team and some of his students at a Thursday session held at the Leisure Centre in Penrith. Following a number of meetings with him, my next step in finding out more about Mark was to actually attend and observe one of his classes. I was also introduced to some of Mark’s 2

instructors before the start of the class. I spoke to Nick first, who had been involved for 15 years and to Gordon, who had been involved for 20 years. Stephanie had been with the Club for 8 years and started her journey in Karate when she was 12, inspired by the film Karate Kid. That certainly struck a chord with me as we were talking about the first time the film was made and released back in 1984; the remake was out in 2010. The film, in short, was about a young boy being bullied at school and his way through it was to learn Karate to defend himself and gain the confidence to do this. In talking to the three instructors, we discussed why Karate is good in so many ways. They all shared things like the development of fitness, wellbeing and how it focuses the mind, but the self-confidence it gives people and inner strength it brings was at the top of the list. They all said there are so many other benefits of the disciplines, which can be seen at all levels of ability and at all ages. Quite a diverse group of people, of varied backgrounds, but together, once they step onto that mat, they move as one and they are in harmony with their focus, purpose and direction.

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As rows of Mark’s students move across the mat in lines in the same movements of Kata, you hear them make a short sound, as if they are pushing out the strength vocally. I think they call it ‘kiai’. In Japanese martial arts, the ‘kiai’ was traditionally used to startle an opponent, intimidate, express confidence, or express victory. Now Kata as I understand it, is a system of individual training exercises in Karate. As Mark explained ‘some katas were actually their own fighting styles recorded in them are functional applications for self defence and open to interpretation’. The regular rehearsal and practice of Kata is essential in developing the right body movement and mechanisms whilst helping to build muscle memory. It develops mindfulness and helps with breathing. Kata can be a detailed choreographed pattern of movements made to be practised alone, and also within groups and in unison when training. Kihon is a Japanese term meaning “basics” or “fundamentals.” Across the mats set out in the facilities, Mituru uses different areas for rehearsing the basic techniques that are taught and practiced as the foundation of Karate and Kihon. On another mat, Kumite which means ‘grappling hands’ is another main section of Karate training, along with Kata and Kihon. Kumite is the part of Karate in which a person trains against an opponent using the techniques they have learnt from the Kihon and Kata.

So, I watched, I listened and I learned, and in between that, I got to interview some of the pupils of Mitsuru. I met some of Mark’s star fighters, like 18-yearolds Jed Thompson, of Penrith, and Brandon Carr, of Alston, who both fought in the world championships in Chile last Autumn. Carr won a bronze medal and Thompson made it to the last eight. Both have been regularly selected for the England squad since they were 14, and 15-year-old Aiden Docherty is now also part of the squad. I actually found myself interviewing people I actually know. One young lad, Lewis Jackson as I understand it, is soon heading off to the world rankings in Venice. He’s 14 now, but I think he was about 7 or 8 when I interviewed him in the Saturday morning Kids Show on Eden FM Radio. It’s evident and clearly defined that the classes are designed to develop students through a progressive and dynamic syllabus, which in turn teaches self-defence using

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CONTENTS

February word search Charlotte Quinn 18 February by Pam, Did you know? 19 & 21

Mitsuru – Welcome to the Class! Lee Quinn 2-3&8

Pamela’s Quiz-word Challenge 20

Contents & Introduction 4-6

Annual Town Meeting of Penrith 21

Butterworths Free Legal Advice Surgery 7

Are you Living a Dogs Life? Lee Quinn 22 - 23

Sale Must end soon At Cumbria Oak 9

Improvements to Fairhill Playing Field 23

17 – 25 Emily Quinn 10

Diabetes UK 24 – 25

New Powers for the Police to Enforce Drone Laws 11 Employment Law Changes in 2020 Quinn HR 12 - 13

Vegan This Valentines Lee Quinn 26 - 27

One Call is All it Takes Lee Quinn 14 - 15

Grass Roots Lee Quinn 28, 30 & 31

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Front Cover Photo Charlie & Emma Bryer by Lee Quinn

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WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST EDITION OF EDEN LOCAL OF 2020

It’s a strange thing when I get to write that first line you’re reading now, as I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions I’m sure. When I get to this part, I know that everything else is done. The snow drops are pushing through and before you know it, we’ll be off into spring. We’ve kicked off our month of romance in style, with the second part of our feature on Mark Holding, the founder of the Mitsuru Karate Club. It was a fantastic experience talking to Mark and quite a number of people of all ages in his class. I also did quite a bit of research as the whole topic intrigued me. Could it be something you might do in 2020? The magazine is full of ideas, and we’ve got some interesting press releases which are very current which include the new powers for the Police to enforce drone laws (page 11), and we have the results of a survey which showed 65% of people in the North West ‘quit their 2019 health kick’. Almost half of people surveyed in the region say they plan on going on a diet in January. Diabetes UK urge public to avoid fad diets and to approach a healthy lifestyle in a sustainable way. People in the North West say it takes them nearly three months for their diets to return to normal after Christmas overindulgence. Sixty-five percent of people in the North West of England quit at least one attempt to undertake a health kick in 2019, according to new polling carried out by Diabetes UK. This is on pages 24 – 25. Pam has a new theme for 2020 with her Quiz word challenge (Page 20). The answers will be in next month’s Eden Local. We do have some traditional pieces to remind us that it is the month of romance. So, one would hope we have something here for everyone! I have had coffees around the table. It was great to catch up with Darren and Laura of One Call, pages 14 – 15, and to drive out to meet Charlie and Emma (front cover and pages 22- 23) was also a pleasure.

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It is the first issue of 2020 and we are already in February. The decision to not do a January edition was a saving in a number of areas. Not getting wet doing deliveries was also a bonus! The time was well used. I did get a lot of catch up bits done at home and switching on the computer for the first time after a few weeks whilst being at home, did venture into my small office for one reason only and that was to unplug everything and move everything around to create more space. I’ve also set some small personal targets on filing! My longest article after Mitsuru is probably my self-indulgence in football. I’m sorry, but it takes as much out of my life as the magazine, and well, I hope it gives the lads and other sports coaches a boost at the roots (from page 28). We’ve changed a few things around in the magazine, with a splash of colour and in presentation, so, over the next month or so, we hope the magazine will evolve into something a little different to what we have been doing as we work towards our 11th year. In the post traditionally we’ve always had bills and bank statements, but the aim for this year is to go paperless where we can. Charlotte has started an epic challenge of shredding which is still being bagged up and it will be reused because one of my other targets this year is to not just make a start on decorating, but to de-clutter every room in the house. Every drawer, cupboard, the garage, the sheds etc. So, I might be loading a few items on to a wellknown site and need that paper for packaging. Have you set any targets for yourself or members of your family in 2020? It’s no secret I am a member of Slimming World. How many of us have woken up New Year’s Day and made the decision to tackle the weight problem. Well, the first thing I say on New Year’s Day is ‘White Rabbits’ and the last thing I’d do is get on the scales. I have lost weight these past few years and I know that in 2019 I didn’t lose much to be honest, although I did lose some. I take the view that it took me the best part of 40 years to gain the weight I have, and whilst I accept I haven’t got 40 years to lose it, I will stay to a routine and that day will come when I reach my target weight. I’ve made the changes needed in what I eat and drink and the quantities. My routine now pretty much means that I don’t really need to 6

change anymore, as I feel I’ve made the right adjustments. This has been over two years, so I suppose my body’s on autopilot now and I’ll just continue with what I’ve been doing. The hardest part was starting, and maybe on one week I will go up by a few pounds and then I’ll go down. The waist is the real measure for me and yes, I have set a target and that’s on my belt! So, I imagine there will be some diets out there and ideas you want to take on board in 2020. In this edition, we have some focus on fitness. My trip to Simple Goodness, the Vegetarian Bistro was quite an experience (pages 26-27). Well, it’s that time when I say thank you to all our readers for picking up the Eden Local and our teams for ensuring that you have it. Thank you to all the great people I have met and all those that have helped with the contents. Of course, without our businesses support and their contribution, we wouldn’t have a community magazine, so thank you to all. So, lastly as it worked for January, we have also decided that there will not be an Eden Local in August 2020. Well, most people are focused generally on holidays and I feel a bit of housework coming on! I’ll be back with the team next month.

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advanced Karate, that improves self-control and concentration as well as developing and maintaining good physical fitness. This is all achieved in a positive and interesting way to ensure the student enjoys their journey, which is a credit to Mark Holding and his team. If you look on the feedback via the Mitsuru Facebook page, the testimonials are some of the best you will see through a man that has strived consistently for 25 years to establish the reputation the Mitsuru Karate Club has. The rest is up to you. There are specific classes for children and adults of all ages from 5 to 75. One thing Mark has made quite clear is that Karate is for all. Dare I say it, as quoted by Mark “It’s all done in a structured environment — I’ve had only two entries in the accident book over the last two years.” For anyone out there, which could be you who wants to give the sport a go, you get a free month’s worth of classes with Mark and all you have to prove in that time, which Mark insists upon, is that you just show you are willing to try and put the effort in. A healthier lifestyle for 2020 - it could be you, it could be someone you know. Mark works with everyone. He mentioned he has children with Autism, ADHD and other conditions. At Mitsuru everyone works to their own capabilities, and as Mark said, “everyone will take belts according to their progression given their particular conditions or limits.” Whilst adding, “we were also the first Club in the county to achieve the safeguarding mark for Karate.” My thanks to Mark Holding, his team and all those members at the Mitsuru Karate Club for an amazing insight and a very enjoyable time. 8

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WE MADE IT THROUGH INTO THE NEXT DECADE! Wow! That was a long 20 years. So much has happened and look how far we’ve come… I have taken a few months out from writing my article and doing radio as it’s been a very hectic few months. Firstly, I would just like to say thank you for all the kind words and encouraging feedback about my writing. I feel the importance of people understanding the youth stereotype is important and must be addressed. Throughout this year, I will aim to address issues you feel are seen as misunderstandings in our society and give a broad perspective to help different generations understand one another hopefully just a little bit better. So, with making it to 2020, I thought I’d start by saying congratulations to everyone who made it and to those who are still aspiring to do better, greater things and excel! After a long Christmas of relaxing and partying just a little bit too hard, it’s now time for heads down and concentration. With less than 4 months to complete my dissertation and my third year at university, I think it’s time to actually start doing some work! I just want to reiterate the importance of goals and achievement. Even if you are an individual who struggles, just setting yourself basic goals and tasks for the day that you can tick off, so you have achieved something, can be helpful. Even if you set goals so simple as going for a 10-minute walk and 10

eating 3 square meals a day. Or even as little as dragging yourself out of bed before the daylight disappears (something I struggle with). Carrying on into a new year, taking baby steps and moving forward is how to make the best out of a hard task and a difficult situation. I believe that we are all prisoners to our own minds, and although we can’t always determine our own fate, we can change what happens in the future and what is still to come. Moulding a positive mental attitude not only can make you a stronger individual, but it makes every day just a little bit easier to manage. Your actions are only as limited as you make them, and you are only as weak as you allow yourself to be. However, you cannot be pushed or told how you feel or at what pace to go at. Much like myself, with my dissertation, many of you will have challenges to face this year and it’s important that you still make time for yourself and do the things you enjoy and love as well as all the hard work! I recently met an individual who lost everything they had because of fear of being judged and rejected by society. In this modern day, everyone should feel able to be in control of their own lives and not be judged for it. This year is a year to face new challenges, get through them, and come out the other side with further success and achievement.

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NEW POWERS FOR THE POLICE TO ENFORCE DRONE LAWS •

New powers for the police to enforce drone laws: ATM and UA Bill

Police will have the power to land, inspect and seize an unmanned aircraft thanks to new legislation

New stop and search powers around airports and prisons will help tackle illegal drone use, and those breaking the law could face on the spot fines

Drone users will still be able to obtain permission to fly drones for purposes such as photography and surveying

The Government has acted to give police forces across the country new powers to tackle the misuse of unmanned aircraft, including drones, as the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill has its second reading in Parliament Monday 27 January. The legislation will give the police new powers to land, inspect and seize drones if an offence has been committed and a warrant is secured.

“We are confident these police powers will be used proportionately to both deter careless drone use and to tackle serious, malicious criminal activity.” The Bill will also give the police new stop and search powers around airports, prisons and other restricted areas. It will amend the Police Act 1997 to allow the police and senior prison authorities to authorise the use of counter-drone measures to combat illegal drone use. This is just the latest action from government to ensure drones and other unmanned aircraft are used safely and responsibly. In October 2019, the Government published its “Counter-Drone” Strategy and in November 2019 it became mandatory for operators of small unmanned aircraft to register themselves and take an online competency test, with 80,000 having registered so far.

Drone users could also face an on the spot fine for certain offences such as failing to provide evidence that they have the correct permissions and exemptions if found to be flying their device too high or too close to buildings, or failing to provide evidence of competency or registration. The Bill will also grant the Transport Secretary new powers to ensure that airports modernise their airspace, delivering quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys. Modernising flight paths and the infrastructure of the sky will help reduce CO2 emissions from aviation, minimise noise for those near flight-paths and improve punctuality for passengers.

Security Minister Brandon Lewis said: “This Bill is a vital part of the Government’s strategy to tackle the illegitimate use of drones and protect the UK’s growing drone industry. “For the UK to establish itself as a global leader in this exciting technology it is vital that police have the powers to crack down on those who intend to use drones to cause harm or disruption.”

Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: “Drones have incredible potential, whether that’s by transforming how we move goods around or saving lives in search and rescue missions. “Most people using drones want to do so responsibly, and we encourage them to familiarise themselves with the law.

The Government is also reviewing the UK’s approach to tackling the malicious use of drones, including testing and evaluating counter-drone technology.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES IN 2020 Employment law changes tend to be introduced in April and October each year. This year is no exception, with a number of changes coming into force from April 2020. If you are an employer, don’t wait for the changes to be introduced before you do anything about them. Act now! Think about how they might affect your business and take the necessary steps. If you’re not sure what to do, please contact me and I’ll happily offer you some advice and guidance. If you’re an employee, familiarise yourself with the changes and think about how they might affect you. Approach your employer and discuss the changes with them if you have any queries or concerns. So, what’s changing? Written Statement of Terms of Employment With effect from 6th April 2020, employees will be entitled to receive a written statement detailing the key terms of their employment from the day they start. This is a significant change from the current entitlement to receive a statement within 2 months of starting employment (if you are employed for longer than a month). In addition to the usual information, from April you must also ensure you include the following in the Statement: • details of how long the job is expected to last, or the end date of a fixed-term contract • details of the notice both parties are required to provide to terminate the agreement • details of all remuneration, including things like health insurance • details of normal working hours, including normal days of work and whether hours and/or days may be variable • details of sick leave and pay • details of other types of paid leave, like maternity and paternity leave

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• details of any probationary period • details of any training entitlement provided by the employer, including the training the employer requires the employee/worker to complete and the employer will fund, and the training the employer requires the employee/ worker to complete, but which must be funded by the employee/worker Agency Workers With effect from 6th April 2020, all employers will be required to provide agency workers with a document detailing specific information. The document must include: • details of the type of contract they have • details of the minimum rate of pay they can expect to receive • details of how they will be paid and by whom • details of any deductions that will be made from their pay • details of any non-monetary benefits they may be entitled to • details of any entitlement to annual leave they may have and the associated payment Calculating Holiday Pay With effect from 6th April 2020, the holiday reference period for working out a week’s pay will change from 12 to 52 weeks. This aims to ensure that those who don’t work a regular shift pattern throughout the year, like seasonal workers, aren’t disadvantaged when calculating the value of holiday pay. This applies to all calculations of statutory holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations 1998. IR35 and Off-Payroll Rules With effect from 6th April 2020, the tax legislation relating to IR35 and Off-Payroll workers/ contractors, will extend to the private sector. This means private sector employers will be responsible

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for working out the employment status of all those who work for them or provide a paid service or support to them, for tax purposes. Review your current arrangements now for off-payroll workers and don’t get caught out! Termination Payments With effect from 6th April 2020, any employer making a termination payment to an employee, will be required to pay Class 1A employer National Insurance Contributions on any termination payment over £30,000.00. Make sure those responsible for payroll in your organisation are aware.

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In addition to these legislative changes, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published some guidance on ‘Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work’. The guidance may be become a statutory code of practice later this year, however, even if it doesn’t, it is likely to be referred to during any relevant legal proceedings. I would encourage employers and employees to have a read of it as it contains some very useful guidance, including: • definitions and examples of harassment and victimisation • the effects of harassment in the workplace • the responsibilities of employers • how to prevent and respond to harassment Given that ‘banter’ in the workplace is becoming more of an issue where some may see it as acceptable and others see it as unnecessary and unwanted, I would advise employers to read the guidance and have a think about how it might apply in their workplace. There may be things you need to change or practices you may need to clamp down on?

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It was almost a year ago when Darren Wright signed up for Eden Local, and like all the businesses I work with who advertise, I offered him the opportunity to actually go ‘outside the box’ and share more about himself and his business. One Call has been very successful from the early days, in 2012 winning the ‘Cornerstone of the Community’ award, organised by Newcastle Building Society then going on to secure Penrith Chamber of Trade, Stars of Business Award 2015 as the Independent Business of the Year. For Darren and his partner and fiancée Laura, they set out with their business in 2009, but before we jump to that, Darren, as we discussed, was born in to the trade. As he explained, the family were always moving

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February isn’t just the month of St Valentine’s Day it has a number of interesting traditions, folklore and customs connected to it. The month, along with January, was introduced into the Roman calendar extending the year from ten to twelve months. Although it is the shortest month of the year coming as it does at the end of winter, February can feel long. However the Romans and Celts regarded it as the start of spring and in fact the name February comes from the word ‘februa’ which means to cleanse or purify and so reflected the rituals associated with the start of spring. It has also had some other unusual names – the Anglo Saxons called it ‘Sol-monath’ – cake month because cakes were offered to the gods during that month, they also referred to it as ‘sprout-kale’ as cabbage and kale began to sprout! In Shakespearean times it was called ‘Feverell’ and later became known as ‘Februeer’. The name of February is in fact a relatively modern version. The 2nd of February is known as Candlemas Day. Although an ancient festival, it became known as Candlemas as this was the day when all the candles that were to be used in church during the coming year were brought into the church and blessed. The 12th – 14th February were said to be ‘borrowed days’. These days ‘borrowed’ from January were said to indicate the weather for the coming year. Stormy days would bring good weather; if they were fine then the weather would be bad. The snowdrop is a true indication of the arrival of spring but do you know the legend of the snowdrop? It is said to be a symbol of hope. When Adam and Eve were banished

This February, why not romance on a rug This February, why not romance on a rug bought in the brilliant Rug sale at Fellside Carpets & Flooring? Choose from a wide range of sizes, colours and styles (whilst stocks last). With plenty of stock in the shop or browse our catalogues in store, we can order direct from our stockists and you can collect in a couple of days. We’re sure to help you find the perfect rug for every room in your home!! Plus keep winter dirt out with a door mat from our Hug Rug range of washable door mats and runners.

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE from the Garden of Eden, Eve was giving up hope that the long, cold winter would never end but an angel appeared who transformed some snowflakes into snowdrop flowers showing that the winter would soon end and spring was not far away. There are many other legends associated with the Snowdrop, most are linked to hope and looking forward, though conversely there are also a number of superstitions about bringing snowdrops into the house being seen as a bad omen. It has lots of other names too which reflect the folklore and legend surrounding this pretty little flower including; Candlemas Bells, Fair Maids of February, Death’s flower, Mary’s Taper, and the lovely Dingle-Dagle! The reason that the flower head droops is not they are shy flowers but their pollen must be kept dry in order to attract the few insects that are around in the winter, so to protect the pollen from the winds, rain or snow of February, the heads droop! Other key days in February include St Valentine’s Day on the 14th; originally this was thought to be the date that birds selected their mates. Years ago it was believed that the first man an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband or if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s day she would marry a sailor, if she saw a sparrow she would marry a poor man but be very happy and if she saw a goldfinch she would marry a rich person! Now it is more associated with the giving of tokens of love – flowers, chocolates and cards – and is a multimillion pound commercial event! Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day - the day when fat, butter and eggs are used up before Lent and marks the forty days before Easter - falls in February, as does Ash Wednesday – in the Christian calendar, the start of fasting and abstinence leading up to Easter. Kissing Friday (the Friday after Ash Wednesday) is a tradition which lasted into the 20th Century this allowed schoolboys to kiss girls without getting into trouble or being rejected!

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF PENRITH MONDAY 16 MARCH 2020 6.00PM – 7.30PM

UNIT 2, CHURCH HOUSE, FRIARGATE, PENRITH To be held in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12, Part III

AGENDA 1 Welcome Introductions from the Mayor of Penrith, Cllr. Doug Lawson. 2 Apologies To receive any apologies. 3 Minutes To receive the minutes from the Annual Town Meeting held 29 April 2019. 4 Civic Year 2019-20 To receive an overview of the Mayor’s activities. 5 Speaker To receive a presentation from Amy Bray, Another Way. Helping people live in a more environmentally friendly way and forming communities that can achieve real and sustainable change. 6 VE Day 75 To receive a presentation from Annabel Candler on the VE Day 75 event on 8 May 2020 7. Grant Award Recipient Presentations To receive presentations from local groups and organisations that have received a grant award from the Town Council in 2018-2019. 8. Close of Meeting and Vote of Thanks Councillor Doug Lawson - Chairman of Penrith Town Council

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WHO IS THE LEADER IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD? After a few emails at the end of 2019 and some phone calls recently, I found myself in an area that has always fascinated me as a dog owner. I spoke to Emma Bryer, who recently took over the reins, or perhaps I should say ‘the lead’ from Ingrid Grayling, who for 25 years had been one of the best-known dog trainers in the North West. It was almost a year ago that I was out crouching, careful not to tread on snowdrops, with my camera taking pictures of Ingrid, and the article was published in March. Importantly, the reason why we have this story is that long before Ingrid moved to Devon, Emma completed Ingrid’s ‘Train The Trainer’ dog training course whilst also being a registered nurse, as Ingrid was before becoming a dog trainer herself. With just a few days before printing and I was off to meet Emma at what was Ingrid’s indoor and outdoor facility. Via Shap, I was on the road to Wickerslack, so it’s not far from Crosby Ravensworth and it was easy to find.

It’s quite a contrast for those people who have been used to mass gatherings of dogs doing training in a crowded hall, which I did once only for one lesson with a Spaniel puppy who is a 13-year old lady now! Most of my meeting with Emma was building on the conversations we had already had. It was clear there are elements that have been transferred by having that working experience with Ingrid, but also some are clearly there from a strong background in dog behaviour. What I enjoyed talking about most was what I suppose I would call ‘dog dynamics’. How a dog fits in to the family; how it acts based around how we react to it, from a child to an adult; how changes in our circumstances change our dog, and the dynamics of our family. There are so many do’s and don’ts and what some accept as dog behaviour, would we accept as human behaviour? For example, is it okay for the children to jump up at you, or your grandparents even to jump all over you and lick your face when you come in through the front door? Think about it?

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We talked about how a dog thinks and reacts, of which a lot is based on what it sees and is allowed to do. A dog lead is to lead the dog, but how many dogs lead their owners? Whether you have a puppy, a rescue dog or for whatever reason you might have a dog, that relationship, like any, is one that is built on understanding each other and trust. Life isn’t always perfect. For some it’s a dog’s life, and if yours is, then maybe Emma could help with an assessment and programme specific to you, your family and your dog?

IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIRHILL PLAYING FIELD

The Town Council in partnership with the Fairhill Community Group have secured funding of £70,000 to make improvements to Fairhill Playing Field in the coming year. Aims are to enhance the children’s play area and provide opportunity for families to increase their health and wellbeing by doing regular physical activity together. Does your dog:Work will begin in the early summer to I can help provide No frillsfor nochildren nonsense additional play facilities suitable aged effective 5-12. A and clear off benefit of play is that all children are enabled to Walk to heel on lead? training: learn if they have suitable equipment. Hence, the Town Council felt it was important to provide equipment Come back when called? 1:1 training suitable for children with different needs. Inclusivity will down some of the barriers that training can sometimes Sit and stay onbreak command? Small group exist and allow all children to play together and learn crucial developmental skills in a fun way. Not worry sheep or livestock? Confidence boosting lesson Connecting paths within the play area will make it easy for users to navigate toLivestock each of thechasing new pieces of play equipment. In addition, after the play area is in place, the Town Council will ensure easy access by installing a new tarmac path connecting the play area to the Email: emma@emmabryerdogtrainer.com Phone: 07907877413 www.emabryerdogtrainer.com entrance at Salkeld Road. DOES YOUR DOG: Safety is another consideration since the field is open Walk to heel on and off lead? to the highway. Therefore, to provide a more secure entrance, fencing and a new gate will be installed at Come back when called? the entrance to Salkeld Road. In addition, new seating Sit and stay on command? will provide an opportunity for residents and users of the field and play area to rest and take in the views Not worry sheep or livestock across to the Lakeland fells.

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65% OF PEOPLE IN THE NORTH WEST ‘QUIT THEIR 2019 HEALTH KICK’ Almost half of people surveyed in the region say they plan on going on a diet in January Diabetes UK urge public to avoid fad diets and to approach a healthy lifestyle in a sustainable way People in the North West say it takes them nearly three months for their diets to return to normal after Christmas overindulgence Sixty-five percent of people in the North West of England quit at least one attempt to undertake a health kick in 2019, according to new polling carried out by Diabetes UK. The findings were revealed as January resolutions, which often revolve around diets and exercise, are in full swing. Almost half (48%) of North West respondents said they were planning on going on a diet this January, while almost three in 10 (28%) said they were planning on signing up to a gym, to exercise classes or with a personal trainer in the New Year. This is most likely to be due to overindulgence over the holidays, with more than a quarter (29%) saying that January worked best for them when it comes to making lifestyle changes that include a diet or health kick. The charity’s polling showed that seven in 10 of those surveyed (71%) in the North West admitted they tended to gain weight – with an average gain of 6.05lbs – over the festive period. In addition, 40% of North West respondents who said they eat a larger amount of food over Christmas, also said they felt the weight gain became uncontrollable.

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However, Diabetes UK is urging the public to avoid fad diets, and to approach any lifestyle changes in a healthy and sustainable way, to ensure these changes stick for the longer term. A person’s weight is likely to fluctuate a bit at any given time, but this is especially true during the festive period. But Diabetes UK stresses that fad diets and extreme exercise regimes are generally not sustainable, and can cause people to fall back in bad habits – delaying the return to normal habits. On average, the polling found that it takes nearly three months (2.79 months) for the diets of people who eat a larger amount of food over Christmas to return to normal4.

Safe weight loss Since weight gain is a lot quicker than weight loss, Diabetes UK says that a focus on longevity, rather than on a quick fix, is the best way to approach any lifestyle change. Emma Elvin, Senior Clinical Advisor at Diabetes UK, said: “Sustainable weight loss for many people is 1-2 pounds a week, and while we tend to lose more at the beginning of a diet, this will largely be water. “It is important any diet is safe, and helps people keep the weight off in the long term. Getting support from a healthcare professional, your family or friends can really help to keep you on track.”

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These results come off the back of recent figures which show the number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years. As obesity accounts for 85% of your risk of type 2 diabetes - action could potentially see more than half of all cases prevented or delayed. Dan Howarth, Head of Care at Diabetes UK, said: “We know the rising rates of obesity is putting people at risk of type 2 diabetes. But faddy dieting is not the answer. “There is no one-size-fits all approach to dieting - what works for you, might not work for another - so it is important that diets are personalised to lifestyle, and that they are balanced and sustainable. “Whatever diet you decide to follow, try to include more vegetables, fruit and wholegrains, and eat less processed meat, refined carbohydrates, and sugars. Also try increasing your activity – it doesn’t have to be burpees and marathons – simply upping your step count will help you achieve your goals.” The research was conducted by Censuswide, with 2,000 general respondents aged 16+ between 20.12.2019 - 30.12.2019. 1. Diabetes UK’s aim is creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, affecting more people than any other serious health condition in the UK - more than dementia and cancer combined. There is currently no known cure for any type of diabetes. With the right treatment, knowledge and support people living with diabetes can lead a long, full and healthy life. For more information about diabetes and the charity’s work, visit www.diabetes.org.uk 2. Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly. If not managed well, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can lead to devastating complications. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of preventable sight loss in people of working age in the UK and is a major cause of lower limb amputation, kidney failure and stroke. 

3. People with type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin. About 8 per cent of people with diabetes have Type 1. No one knows exactly what causes it, but it’s not to do with being overweight and it isn’t currently preventable. It’s the most common type of diabetes in children and young adults, starting suddenly and getting worse quickly. Type 1 diabetes is treated by daily insulin doses – taken either by injections or via an insulin pump. It is also recommended to follow a healthy diet and take regular physical activity. 4. People with type 2 diabetes don’t produce enough insulin or the insulin they produce doesn’t work properly (known as insulin resistance). Around 90 per cent of people with diabetes have Type 2. They might get Type 2 diabetes because of their family history, age and ethnic background puts them at increased risk. They are also more likely to get Type 2 diabetes if they are overweight. It starts gradually, usually later in life, and it can be years before they realise they have it. Type 2 diabetes is treated with a healthy diet and increased physical activity. In addition, tablets and/or insulin can be required.  5. About 2 per cent of people have other types of diabetes. Other types include 11 different forms of monogenic diabetes, cystic fibrosis related diabetes and diabetes caused by rare syndromes. Certain medication such as steroids and antipsychotics, surgery or hormonal imbalances could also lead to other types of diabetes.  

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What a question, but something which has intrigued me, especially after meeting Laszlo and Kriszti soon after they opened Simple Goodness. I don’t know if I’m on my own when I confess to not knowing much about it? I know that a Vegan is someone who does not eat or use animal products, and someone who does not eat meat or fish, and sometimes other animal products. Some people have a choice. Some have a vegan or vegetarian diet that reflects morals, religion or health reasons.

Before talking to Laszlo and Kristi at length, I took one of the easy options to find out more by watching a series of vegan and vegetarian cooking programmes during December. I also watched a programme about a group that opened a pop-up shop in a city, and they were just asking people to try it. A lot of people did and they were asked if they would consider have one day of Vegan food, a week or even for month! The programme really

focused on how much a small amount would impact on them and the planet. This all made me start to think about the consequences of eating meat. I love fish and would happily eat this a lot of the time, but I am not keen on processed food and I never have been. Many will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with perhaps a chicken breast filleted in a heart shape or a steak. A lot of families have household menus that would include Takeaways on a certain day, just like a lot of people have fish and chips on a Friday. So what would it be like to be a vegan for a day. I spoke to Kriszti and Laszlo at Simple Goodness in Penrith, who run a vegan and vegetarian takeaway and bistro, offering sustainable, plantbased food. They are very forward thinking and proactive in the way they provide food which is free of additives and is not processed. Their food is fresh and made from traceable sources for vegetarians. Much of it is also suitable for vegans. Laszlo has over 25 years of experience working in the hospitality industry, and at Simple Goodness with Kriszti, they source the best produce they can without any additives, which suits the needs of both vegetarian and vegan diets. In talking to Kriszti, they sometimes see food as medicine or poison, based on its origins. By working to the ethics of Simple Goodness, they maintain a

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GRASS ROOTS THREE DISCIPLINES TO CHANGE A TEAM BY LEE QUINN It was around this time in 2019, well Saturday 23rd February, that my passion for football meant that I made a decision from my heart and not my head. I was asked to have a look at a local team that for a number of seasons had always been ‘known’ as a great bunch of lads based in Penrith and some of the villages around it, some even as far as Carlisle. The team was call Penrith Saints. They had 6 matches left to the end of the season and they were bottom of the league. It became clear to me very soon after I met the players that they played with their hearts. They enjoyed playing football every Saturday, when they could. It’s not Premier League. These lads work for a living full-time, many with young families. The players are aged from early 20’s to somewhere close to the 40’s we’ll say. Week in and week out, even though they were known to take the odd, or should I say sometimes a regular beating of up to 16 – 0, they would turn up. It might have required a knock on the odd door and some early Saturday morning calls, but they’d have 11 players and some substitutes for the match.

the league, there would be only 11 teams starting and not 13. Penrith Saints had 6 matches left to play when I watched them in that first match. It was another season coming to an end at the bottom of the league. What could be done? Well, I agreed to take them for a training session at Newton Rigg on a weekend they didn’t have a match. It happens in the lower leagues; it wasn’t because of an England international! At that time they were training Tuesday nights for one hour during winter on a nice flat Astro turf, one third of a pitch. A bit different from 90 minutes they’d play on an area 3 times the size running in heavy mud! We did two hours of training that day. Another decision made from the heart, I decided then because I believed the team had nothing to lose that I was in. To change what they had grown to accept - losing, would not be an overnight process was what I also accepted.

The first match I went to see, on that day they lost 4 – 0, and this was in a season, once again that they would finish bottom of the league. On that weekend they were bottom of the James Cropper Westmorland Division 3 League. They had 3 points, they had scored 16 goals and conceded 68. The two teams above them were on 5 pts. At the end of that season they were going to finish bottom again. Penrith Saints didn’t know then, that at the start of the 2019/20 season, the two teams above them would no longer exist. So, rather than 13 teams in

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In the last 5 fixtures of that season, the team got 4 points. They finished bottom. They had conceded 126 goals, scored 31 goals, with a - 95 goal difference. The same position as the last 4 seasons since they had been in the 3rd Division, but the most points they had ever had! At the end of the season for Penrith Saints, on 17th April 2019 I agreed to have a crack at coaching the team. As a level One FA Coach, I have aspirations to do level Two. I always have and I hope to soon, but I hadn’t coached in a long time. The players didn’t want a break for the summer, and as I had agreed to get involved, I set up eight pre-season friendlies from the end of June. These teams were generally in the leagues above. The team had a short rest, but by the end of May they were training again. I set three key areas of development for the Club, which were Finance – Fitness – Football. It’s a personal thing which I believe if you haven’t got all three in place, you cannot be sustainable or progress. As we came to the end of the pre-season training, the previous founder of the Club informed me that the team in the name of Penrith Saints would stop at the end of 2019/20. We were days away from the League handbook being printed for

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League Division three is the smallest. The team now need to add the cost of two extra matches in, which could be up to £70 for a referee and facilities. In ‘Finance’, it wasn’t budgeted, but it’s a 12 month of the year club for subscriptions. In terms of Fitness, and the players know this, they have to train 180 minutes at least a week to be fit for 90 minutes on Saturday!

holidays, injuries and work commitments. I had just 13 lads out of a possible 30 to take to a match, and I was number 13! We had a strategy. We’d go all out in the first half, then defend in the second. We were 3 – 0 up at half time and we won 3 – 0; a first we think in the history of the team, but I’m not checking. I mentioned 30 lads, well we have added to the side pre-season and throughout, even in the week I am writing this update. Based on the conditions these lads play in and the pitches they play on, which for much of the time is appalling, we are fortunate to have the Frenchfield Park facility, just by the Penrith AFC stadium as our home ground, which is without any doubt one of the best places to play in this league. Some call it ‘grass roots football’. I didn’t realise that grass rhymes with what many players end up on when running through Langwathby mud, because on the pitches they play from November onwards, well! So, consistency in a team, safety in numbers, avoiding injuries and being able to afford to stay in the league are challenges, which as a relatively new coach I hadn’t been equipped for in a while. At the time of writing this update, it is unfortunate the 3 – 0 is the only win Eden United have had, but not the only points! With a full and fit team so much can be achieved, and every coach knows that and there will be a few that read this. So where are we now? Finance – Fitness – Football. I think progress is where we are. We have 6 matches left, due to a re-juggle of the Division Three Cup and the fact that there are only 11 teams, or should I say 11 survivors in the league! It’s now gone very ‘World Cup’. The 11 teams in the division are in two qualifying groups. The top two teams go through to the semi-finals and the winners to the final. I’m so excited…...

So, in terms of football, Eden United got a point out of their last match. They were losing 1 – 0 at home after 3 minutes; they equalised, then they were 2 – 1 down, but at half time they were 3 – 2 up. With 9 minutes remaining, they conceded a goal. Final score 3 – 3. That match proved a lot of things. 1 - You don’t give up. 2 - We need to be fitter. 3 - As a team we’ve recovered like we did and were in a winning position. 4 That’s progress! So, with six games left in the league at the point of writing this update, we have four teams to play in the top five positions in the league, and one team to play twice who are 3rd from bottom. Yes, Eden United have conceded 59 goals to date; they’ve scored 22 goals, which gives them a –37 goal difference, however, based on the year to date against this time last season, they had conceded 93 goals and scored 19 goals, which meant they were on a -74 goal difference. That’s progress! Some would call that progression. They have nothing to lose and nothing to prove that is football from the heart! There are some football coaches who will read this and understand, and there are some who will read this and relate it to players that roll on the ground for the cameras. Well, this is real football where the players go down, and if they don’t get up it means they can’t walk. Without grassroots football, would there really be football?

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Some reasons why you might want to convert this Winter

Can you use your conservatory every day of the year? Is it like a fridge in the Winter and a greenhouse in the Summer? Is it not the room you thought it could be, because when it rains, unlike the television, you can't turn the noise down of the rain lashing down on the roof? This time next year, you could be turning the thermostat down, or maybe up? You could of course still be growing tomatoes or lemons, and keeping the milk cool whilst listening to music or the television with your earphones in?

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The images are taken from a recent Marshalls Conservatory Roof conversion in the Eden Valley this month, but as a thought, whilst a picture can paint a thousand words…..

Here are some reasons why people replace their glass roof with a real roof. • We save up to 85% on conservatory heating bills • Reduced over heating in the summer months • 90% noise reduction from the weather • Massively reduced glare from the sun • No less than 10 years guarantee on all conservatories

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