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WAY TO GO LOUIS! Everyone here at ESP Magazine who’s been glued to the Olympics just wants to say a huge congratulations to bronze medal winning gymnast Louis Smith from Eye! What a performance and how great to see such a success story from Peterborough. Who would’ve thought we’d have an Olympic star on our doorstep. Louis – welcome back and you’ve done us proud! We’ll be in touch soon.

Cajun cooking traditions including, Gumbo, Jambalya, blackened Catfish, Corn Bread and Cajun chicken. On ground level there’s a great new bar and lounge, again in the New Orleans style - a real slice of Bourbon Street authenticity. But underneath this building, lies a Victorian wine bottling cellar, which the team are currently refurbishing into a new music venue. It’s now in the final stages of completion and details of the much anticipated launch night will be announced in the coming weeks. Sounds like Voodoo Lounge will be a great new addition to the scene with the team involved keen to put on all kinds of live music, some DJ's and even some stand up comedy evenings.

ENCHANTED WISDOM If you miss the likes of the Zero Zero gift shop and like something a little different, pop into Enchanted Wisdom in Stamford for a chilled out shopping session. This gorgeous little gift shop in Cheyne Lane has been open since April and is a real Aladdin’s cave of goodies. There’s everything from crystals to Angel cards and now they have a fabulous new range of jewellery, unique to them. You can choose from precious stones, Swarovski crystals and glass – definitely ideal gifts. Beth Stubbins set up the shop to fill a gap in the market and to create a gift shop with a differenece. “I saw a New Age shop in Devon years ago and it was the sort of thing I’d always wanted to do. I don’t think there’s anything like this locally and we aim to offer a little bit of everything, even tarot and Angel card readings.”

MAMA LIZ'S OPENS IN STAMFORD It’s always exciting to see a new addition to the nightlife options for fans of great food and live music, but something special has just surfaced in Stamford Just opened on North St, just off Broad St is Mama Liz's Creole, Cajun and Steakhouse Restaurant, serving authentic cuisine of the melting pot of cultures and styles that is Louisiana on the Mississippi Delta, in a beautiful newly refurbished setting just across the street from North St car park. The restaurant’s set on the first floor amid the wooden beams and serves a variety of steaks along with the famous dishes of the Creole and

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presenters, see the latest news from the station, and keep up to date with what’s going on in the Boro. With Christmas not too far away there’ll be some great new interactive competitions as well. Lite FM has also entered the world of Social Networking, with their own group on Facebook. Programme Controller Gregg Nunney told ESP - “The new look website is great as it gives our dedicated listeners a chance to find out more about the guys they hear on Lite FM every day – and the Facebook group gives people a chance to chat to us and find out the latest station news as it happens!”

GET SOME FRUIT AID SMILING SHOPPERS RAISE £1,000 Hundreds of smiling shoppers, including our own Face of ESP Kerry Bates, have helped make history and give a boost to a local charity by taking part in a special community photography event, held at Queensgate shopping centre in August. The Queensgate Smiles initiative hoped to photograph as many faces of Peterborough as possible and help raise some much needed funds for the centre's nominated charity, Sue Ryder Care. More than 400 shoppers took part in the event, including Mayor Pat Nash, footballer Ryan Semple and Miss Peterborough, Lydia Fahy, helping to raise £1,000 for the charity through print sales. An exhibition of the portraits will be held in Queensgate throughout September and the centre hopes to raise more money for Sue Ryder Care by offering people the opportunity to download their own portrait from a special website - www.queensgatesmiles in return for a £1 donation to the charity.

LITE FM ON THE WEB City radio station Lite FM have made a welcome return to cyber space this month with the launch of their brand new website. You can now log on to to read profiles and see pictures of all of the Lite FM

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A great addition to Westgate Arcade opens this month when Fruit Aid opens its doors to everyone. Owner Steve is promising the best smoothies in town and the freshest, funkiest salads for miles! Expect exotic fruits mixed in ways you’d never imagine and all designed and blended to keep the body working as it should. The décor of the bar is fantastic and with chilled music being piped through to you, sitting on the leather sofas whilst you sip on your guava and kiwi smoothie is a sure-fire way to unwind. The salads and smoothies are reasonably priced too so you ain’t gonna break the bank either. Check it out guys it may just be the tonic you need to get you through the winter!

Marshall Volvo Mallory Road, Boongate Tel: 01733 894894 listeners will be asked to judge which gift is the most ridiculous! Prior to that they’ve been invited along to the Voyager school to do a presentation for a special assembly of Year 11 students on Friday September 5. The following week the students embark on their two week work experience and Tina Alexander from the school’s chosen Kev and Abby, as role models, to give a bit of a motivational talk to help the kids start their transitions from school to the work place.

WANTED: MOTOWN SINGER Local Motown and Soul tribute band Notown, who made it through to the X Factor a few years ago are still going strong, but they’re now looking for a new member. This is a great opportunity for a local singer to join a professional band. They work to backing tracks and the job involves three-part harmonies, lead vocals and dance routines (nothing too hard for all you people with two left feet!)They work two to three times every weekend and travel up and down the country stopping over at lots of holidays camps. They’re offering a good rate of pay, lots of experience and fun! If you’re interested and want to audition call Dave on 07733 261287. Go on try your luck you never know...

ILLUSIONS ON THE MOVE Lingerie store Illusions which has been based in the Rivergate Centre for several years is upping sticks and relocating to Market Deeping. The undie store which stocks some great lines of gorgeous gear for men and women is taking over the Fusion shop on the High Street, while Fusion moves into the Connells estate agents building.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEV AND ABBY Happy birthday to the Hereward crew! Listen out for some serious celebrations on Hereward FM this month as the two breakfast hosts Kev and Abby celebrate their birthdays. They've set each other a challenge to buy one another the most inappropriate birthday gift they can. Kev’s birthday is on September 11, Abby’s is on September 17 and

Take your old straighteners and tongs into P.Kai Hair at Serpentine Green and you can get £20 off a new set. The good news is, it can be any brand and they don’t even have to work! It’s all part of the ‘ghd’ exchange scheme where you can trade for an upgrade so you’ll get your new ones for £119. Just give P.Kai a call for details or check out the ghd website.

JOHN LEWIS FASHION SHOW John Lewis in Queensgate will be giving ladies the heads up on all the

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest gossip latest looks next month. They’re planning a Women's Fashion Show on Wednesday October 15. Tickets are limited and cost £10 which includes a 30 minute fashion show showcasing the latest Autumn/Winter collections, a welcome drink and light refreshments. It’s also an exclusive shopping evening between 6pm and 9pm for ticket holders and the cost of the ticket can be redeemed against a purchase made from the fashion floor on the evening. Tickets go on sale mid September from John Lewis.

ROD AND MAUREEN’S CLOSES After over 32 years of trading in the city, Rod and Maureen’s in Westgate Arcade closed on the August bank holiday so Maureen could finally retire! They’ve provided thousands of people with alternative clothes and accessories over the years and the shop will be sadly missed. Maureen Manuel, the owner told ESP – “I’m looking forward to retiring and putting my feet up, but I’m planning on doing a bit of travelling too.” We reckon you deserve it!

NEW SHOPS AT QUEENSGATE There’s a lot happing in Queensgate at the moment. Top fashion chain, Jane Norman is set to open in October and focuses on fashion clothes for young women and the store will open where River Island is currently based. River Island will be replacing the now closed Gap store and will be one of the chain’s flagship shops bringing their men’s collection to the city centre.

FALCON CHARITY NIGHT The Falcon Hotel at Whittlesey’s holding a charity night and auction on September 5 with live music by great local band Outastock. It’s all in aid of a children’s home in Nepal and includes a traditional Nepalese Buffet. The night kicks off at 7pm with the auction at 8.45pm when you can bid on everything from paintings to footy tickets and the chance to have a chef for the night. Tickets are a fiver, call 07905 009899 for details.

GET FIT AT BUSHFIELDS If you’d like to get in shape but don’t fancy forking out for expensive gym memberships then get yourself over to Bushfield Sports Centre this month for their new classes in step aerobics, body conditioning, pilates and step ‘n’ tone. Each Tuesday from September 9, the step aerobics class will be held from 67pm and body conditioning from 7-8pm. Step ‘n’ tone classes will be held each Thursday from 7-8pm starting on September 11 and pilates will also be taking place beforehand at 6-7pm every Thursday from October 2. All levels of ability are welcome, and the classes are a great way to mix getting fit with meeting new people. It’s recommended that you bring a towel, water and £5 for each class (£4 if you hold an @ctive card.) For more information, call 01733 234018.

POET AND KNOW IT! Poets United will be hosting an evening at the Cherry Tree on October 7 to mark National Poetry Day. Following on from a very successful year, the night will be full of poetry performances and you may even be able to pick up a few tips yourself, if you want to be the next Wordsworth. Tickets are £8 which includes buffet, call 01733 394347.


10 PAIRS OF SHOWCASE TICKETS TO WIN! Feeling the pinch but fancy a night at the cinema? Let ESP and Showcase cinema on Boongate treat you to an evening of big screen entertainment for a big fat zero! Just text or email us the answer to the following question along with your name, age, address and phone number and it could be your name we pull out of our popcorn bucket… Q – Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in new movie Righteous Kill this month – but what was the first film they appeared in together? Register at and you can get show times and special offers by email every week. Usual competition rules apply, winners will be notified, answers must be in by 30/09/08






The 31st Peterborough Beer Festival was another huge success – and of course the ESP crew were there (several times) to help boost numbers and do our bit to keep this one of the biggest and best events in the Boro! Over 35,000 real ale lovers (and general boozers!) hit the Embankment and enjoyed a range of 500+ brews. The music was rocking and The ESP Lunchtime Quiz saw loads of trivia fans scoop some great goodie bags of prizes. Generous drinkers donated loads to the festival’s chosen charity, the RNLI, and although they were still counting the cash the guys from CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) reckon they’re well on their way to buying their fourth boat! “It was another excellent festival,” organiser Harry Morten from CAMRA told ESP, “with a really great atmosphere once again. We’re delighted with the event and have signed up over 300 CAMRA new members.” Our glasses are up on the shelf and we can’t wait ‘til next year’s Fest. Well done guys – another corker! This isn’t CAMRA’s only event though, there are plenty of socials and brewery trips throughout the year so why not sign up and join ‘em. They’d like to hear more about where you like to drink and news from your local, so get in touch and they’ll give it a plug for you –


Following the success of the station’s launch night for their Hereward FM Kids charity at the Peterborough Marriott comes their next big event, and this time it’s a live music special.


Want to check out the new Autumn trends? Well the guys and girls will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk at the annual Serpentine Green Shopping Centre Fashion Show at Hampton on Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21 to show you what’s hot this season. There’ll be three shows on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm so no excuse for missing anything while you’re doing your shopping. Then if Sunday’s your shopping day of choice take a look at the shows at 12noon and 2pm – plenty of time for a lie in first!

“In 2006, the Peterborough Memory Walk raised over £4,000 and this year we need to beat that by a mile!” Come on, most of us need the exercise so get down to the gorgeous Central Park from 11am until 4pm and join in. Kev will start the race at 2pm, and it’s open to everyone of all ages, so arrive early, join in the fun, register for the walk and help fundraise. Take a look at the Memory Walk website for more info and to register and don’t forget to get family and friends to sponsor you!

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The Brays of course release their new single ‘Sin’ this month along with their big budget video and bid for the charts, talented local heroes Angryman continue to build on their well established following while A Girl Called Kate form a unique sound to call their own which you really need to hear. Candice Lott who produces the Live and Local section told ESP - “It’s about supporting young, talented artists in our city. We aim to keep building Live and Local to create a good launch pad for local artists.” Nice one! Doors open at 8pm with tickets costing £5, all of which is going towards Greater Peterborough’s newest children’s charity, Hereward FM Kids. The event’s open to people aged 14+ but all under 16's must be accompanied by an adult (18+). For more info on the event or to buy tickets go to or call 01733 281392.


Hereward FM breakfast show presenter Kev Lawrence is asking Peterborough residents to turn out en masse to support the third city Memory Walk – the Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser, taking place on Sunday September 7 in Central Park in Peterborough.

Kev says it’s a great event for families and all you need to do is turn out for a few hours - “Join in the Peterborough Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk, get yourself sponsored and raise funds that go straight to supporting people with dementia and their carers in the city.

On Friday October 3 Hereward FM Kids ‘Live and Local’ hits the Met Lounge in Peterborough featuring three great local bands - The Brays, Angryman and A Girl Called Kate. All have featured on their Live and Local section at

Bike fans will be descending on Charter’s on the town bridge for the 2nd Annual Custom and Classic Bike Show on Sunday September 14. As well as prizes and certificates for the best bikes, top rockabilly rockers The Houndogs will be playing a set from 3.30pm and there’ll also be guest DJ’s. All proceeds will be going to Sue Ryder Care, so there’s a £2 entry fee for the competition.


Brides-to-be shouldn’t miss the wedding show at The Cresset on September 21. Everything you could ever want for your wedding - whether you’re planning just a low-key, romantic day or a full-blown fairytale extravaganza - will all be under one roof. There will also be two live fashion shows at midday and 2pm which will be showcasing gorgeous wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and suits for grooms and pageboys and you can also take a look at the wedding facilities at The Cresset itself. The show is open from 10am ‘til 4pm and entry is completely free. Liv Slater


Hundreds of people will be descending on the Embankment on Saturday September 13 for It’s a Knockout 2008 including our own Face of ESP Kerry Bates. Organised by Axiom Homeless Action, teams from businesses across the city will be competing in a series of mad events to win the coveted trophy, as well as a bottle of champagne for the best dressed team. Events include racing over foam-covered inflatable mountains and dressing in 10ft giants suits and running across conveyor belts, all while trying not to fall over. There’ll be loads of other family entertainment on the day too from 1.45pm – 5pm, and it’s free to watch, all while raising money for homeless people. Liv Slater


The BMF’s end of season party will be taking place on September 20 and 21 at the East of England Showground. The BMF Tail End Motorcycle Show isn’t just about bikes it also features loads of live music, including the Battle of the Bands during the day, League of Mentalmen on the Friday night and on the Saturday night, World Superbike Champion and Moto GP contender James Toseland will be having a break from bikes and appearing with his band Crash, supported by local act Sirius. On the track, highlights include the second leg of the Moped Enduro Challenge and the final round of Shortrack UK as well as the ever-popular Vintage Speedway and stunt legend Jamie Kidd. For more info visit Liv Slater


WIN TICKETS TO THE AUTUMN SHOW The animals are back! The annual Autumn Show at the East of England is one of the last chances to enjoy an outdoor event before the weather gets worse! On Sunday October 12 you can see thousands of animals of all shapes and sizes, from fancy rats up to Shire Horses. There’s also displays of traditional country life, Pony Club show jumping competitions, ‘Scruffts’ (the Kennel Club’s search for the crossbreed of the year), plus plenty of shopping with almost 200 trade stands to choose from including a Craft Fair and Food Hall and there’s a traditional Victorian funfair for the little uns. Advanced tickets are £12 for families in advance on 0845 450 6425 but we have 10 family tickets to give away – just text or email the word AUTUMN along with your name, age, address and phone number and it could be you we draw from the hat. Usual competition rules apply, entries must be in by 30/09/08.






Arguably as good as the real thing, Letz Zep return to The Broadway on October 25. Their first ever gig outside of London was right here in Peterborough, they recorded their first ever album at The Broadway and they’ve gone on to achieve world-wide fame. Even Robert Plant himself is a fan – he went to see them and said: “I walked in – I saw me!” They played at the launch of Led Zeppelin’s latest album and as Jonathan Ross said of them: “They’re fantastic and I recommend you go and see them!” As over 20 million people tried to get tickets for the real thing’s last gig, it’s a whole lot easier just to go see Letz Zep! Tickets £16. Box office: 01733 316100. Liv Slater


Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, ‘Elizabeth and Raleigh: Late but Live’ comes to the Stahl Theatre, Oundle on September 16. It’s the latest play written by Olivier Awardwinning Stewart Lee, who co-wrote ‘Jerry Springer the Opera’ and stars Simon Munnery and Miles Jupp, who’ve both been nominated for the Perrier Award. Described by the Evening Standard as ‘Theatre at its silly, clever, fun filled best,’ it’s about Raleigh falling in love with Elizabeth I the wittiest, wisest and most unforgiving Queen of England. Tickets £9. Box office: 01832 273930. Liv Slater

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Combining comedy with the past decade’s biggest chart hits, The eXtra Factor sees six wannabe popstars competing to win a reality TV show – but you, the audience get to decide who finally wins on September 2 – 6 at the Key Theatre. This ironical take on reality TV features actors who have first-hand experience of the pop industry, such as Anthony Costa of Blue, Kelle Bryan of Eternal, Russ Spencer of Scooch, Anthony Kavanagh and Suzanna Carley as well as Kevin Kennedy, who played Curly in Coronation Street. Tickets £15.50 - £21. Box office: 01733 552439. Liv Slater


Ex-Eastenders star Leslie Grantham returns to The Key Theatre on September 29 - October 4 in ‘Murder with Love’, an intense and gripping thriller by the worldrenowned Francis Durbridge. It’s a tale of failed revenge, deceit and blackmail, full of blind alleys and red herrings which culminate in a shocking, unexpected twist. Tickets £15 to £20. Box office: 01733 552439. Liv Slater


The classic thriller ‘Intent to Murder’ by Leslie Sands comes to The Key Theatre on September 8 September 10 and is a gripping play full of suspense and twists. A renowned author kills her criminal husband, who’s on the run from the law. She’s then confronted by her husband’s accomplice, who blackmails her into passing him off as the dead man until he can make a getaway. It’s a real thriller of a story that should involve you right until the final twist. Tickets £17.50. Box office: 01733 552439. Liv Slater


Based on the classic film, the hit musical The Little Shop of Horrors will be making a mess of The Cresset in Bretton on September 10 September 13. It’s about Seymour, a florist’s assistant who’s unlucky in life and love. He’s got an interest in exotic plants, and to attract business he puts it on display in the shop window but soon discovers it has a taste for fresh blood! This is a full scale version of the hit Broadway musical, based on the movie and comes from the team who brought you last year’s sell out show of High School Musical so it should be a corker. Tickets £10, £7 concessions. Box office: 01733 265705.


One of the country’s hottest new comedy talents will be paying a visit to the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange on September 12. Jason Manford is a regular team captain on Channel 4’s 8 ‘Out of 10 Cats’ and despite his young age, he’s a regular performer at top comedy clubs such as Jongleurs and has already won the North West Comedian of the Year Award. So if you like friendly humour full of witty observations, then it’s well worth the trip to King’s Lynn. Tickets £14. Box office: 01553 764864.


Here’s something you don’t see too often: two wellendowed Australians practising the ancient art of genital origami live on stage! ‘Puppetry of the Penis’, which comes to The Broadway on September 11, is a world-wide comedy phenomenon and sees the two stars contort their manbits into various objects and landmarks including the Loch Ness Monster, a hamburger and a windsurfer… Tickets £15.50. Box office: 01733 316100. Liv Slater

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Earnestly confused? If not this show will do it for you. From September 25 – 27, The Key is staging this comedy masterpiece thanks to the Middle Ground Theatre Company, in true Oscar Wilde humour you’ll be introduced to Algernon Moncieff and Jack Worthing who are both living double lives and who both fall in love with two beautiful ladies who believe they’re someone else. It has been loved everywhere that it’s been performed with The Windsor Express calling it ‘…refreshing and entertaining…’ Ticket prices vary over the three days call The Key box office for more info on 01733 552439. Amy Davidson

ONE FOR THE POT The ‘master of farce’ Damian Williams stars in this Ray Cooney comedy September 15 - September 20



A great treat for children aged 3+ based on the popular book by Judith Kerr September 22 - September 23

How does a trip down memory lane sound? Travelling through six decades of music ‘Rolling Back The Years’ is the perfect show for those who think they don’t make songs like they used to! This show, filled with nostalgia will bring back many memories, and is being held at The Broadway on September 12. The show includes numbers of ‘sing-along’ favourites from Abba, Buddy Holly and Judy Garland to name a few. There is even a taste from the musicals, from ‘Grease’ and ‘Lord of the Dance’. Tickets are £12 (£11 for concessions) for more info call The Broadway box office on 01733 316100. Amy Davidson


If you like a little stand up comedy they’ll be playing it for laughs at The Ship of Fools Comedy night at Stamford Arts Centre as a new season starts this month. The line-up on September 12 includes Danny Buckler, Anthony King and Janice Phayre – some great comics who’ll guarantee a laugh and all for just a tenner! Box office: 01780 763203.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Oscar Wilde’s hilarious and timeless masterpiece September 25 – September 27

MURDER WITH LOVE Leslie Grantham stars in this thriller by Francis Durbridge September 29 – October 4

OVER THE RAINBOW Faye Tozer stars in this awardwinning life story of Eva Cassidy October 14 – October 18


WITH COMPLIMENTS: GARY WILMOT & MIKE ALEXANDER A magical evening of music and song from two of the gentlemen of British musical theatre Saturday, October 25

High culture comes to Peterborough when the Opera Babes pay a visit to The Broadway on September 24. They were the first ever classical act to appear in Las Vegas and it’s easy to see why. Not only are they talented with incredible voices, they’re rather good looking as well! Tickets £16.50. Box office: 01733 316100

THE FULL MONTY The boys are back - with more barefaced ‘cheeks’, fun, frolics and flesh! November 19 to November 29

CINDERELLA Peterborough's favourite funfilled family Pantomime is back at the Key Theatre!


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If you’re a fan of TV shows such as QI, Have I Got News For You and Drop the Dead Donkey then don’t miss Andy Hamilton when he comes to The Broadway on September 20. He’s an award-winning comedy writer and performer and is back with a brand-new one man show full of jokes, stories, nudity and trampolining. Tickets £17 01733 316100


One of Whitehall Theatre’s best loved farces, ‘One For The Pot’, comes to the Key Theatre on September 15 – September 20. A wealthy mill owner offers £10,000 to the son of a former business partner, providing he’s the only surviving relative. Of course, when he arrives to collect the dosh, a whole host of other men turn up pretending that they’re relatives and chaos ensues. Tickets £15 - £20. Book office: 01733 552439

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If the Olympics have got you inspired get ready to slip on your trainers and join in the next big event in the Boro! The Great Eastern Run will hit the streets of Peterborough on October 12 and hundreds of people from all around the country will be taking part and have been training hard for months. The Great Eastern Fun Run also takes place on the same day, and as it’s only 5km (sounds much more reasonable to us!) why not take part and raise funds for your chosen charity? Every year, loads of people run for causes close to their heart, and obviously a fair few wear fancy dress.

Of course, you can do it just for fun too!

If you’re new to athletics, then make sure you pop into Queensgate on September 7 where the organisers will be holding an expo and answering all your questions. Race director Neil Levine told ESP – “People will have the opportunity to meet exhibitors and race partners. They’ll find it useful if looking for a charity to run for, a physiotherapist for advice or information on choosing the correct trainers. “There will also be a selection of organisations displaying their services and products, as well as members from the race organising team who can


Get ready to get your bikes out of the garden shed this September as after last year’s successful event, Sue Ryder Care are staging another ‘Ride for Ryder’. The event sponsored by Queensgate shopping centre Peterborough takes place on September 14, starting and ending at Sue Ryder Care Thorpe Hall Hospice, with the start staggered between 9am and 11am. There are four separate routes intending to cater for all abilities within Peterborough and the surrounding villages. The four routes are 83 miles, 55 miles, 35 miles and 18 miles long, or short depending on your level of optimism! Pre-registration is £10 per adult, including a T-shirt and a training plan. Sixteen and 17 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult over 18; pre-registration is £7, (£5 without a T-shirt). You can also register on the day but there’s no guarantee of a T-shirt or medal. To add more motivation, the cyclist who raises the most sponsorship money will receive a prize. Sue Ryder Care looks after people who are seriously ill, helping to provide them with a chance to get the best they can from life. To keep providing this high level of care the charity relies on the community’s support and generosity to raise £1 million each year. It’s not only entrants, volunteers and marshals are also needed, so to get involved and to read the terms and conditions visit the Sue Ryder Care website on Amy Davidson

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answer any questions people may have about the run.” If you’re interested, visit to enter. Roads around town will be closed during the run, so it’s worth visiting to check which ones if you’ve got anywhere important to go. If even the Fun Run sounds too much like hard work, at least get yourself down there to exercise those lungs and give the runners some cheers of support. Liv Slater


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compound. Then there’s road awareness (which includes a minimum of two hours riding with an instructor) and advice on what gear to wear to ensure safety and above all, coolness. Passing your CBT is as easy as passing wind. The trickiest bit I had to negotiate was ensuring a good position at the traffic lights to catch all the fit mums picking up their kids from school. Once you’ve got your certificate you can jump on a 50cc bike and ride into the Frank Perkins Parkway sunset. If you have a car license, then you can upgrade like I did to a 125cc for up to two years (with L plates) until which time you have to take your full bike test. And if a Vespa doesn’t float your boat (you must be blind if it doesn’t!) then there’s a whole host of scooters to choose from at Taz. Check them out at First Drove (01733 358555) or visit


There’s no doubting I’m having the best summer ever and it’s all because of my little bundle of joy – my Piaggio Vespa! I’ve adopted her from Taz Motorcycles in Fengate for the next few months and what they don’t know is I never plan on giving her back – I’m going to kidnap her and take her to Naples to join her Vespa cousins and friends. I clean her, hug her, feed her little belly (£7 petrol) and talk to her with great love and affection. Taz have kindly let me have this Vespa to whizz around on and file a report in Man About Town each month highlighting the clear benefits of choosing a stylish piece of kit like this (or any scooter) as your premier mode of transport, which above everything else saves you lots of money compared to a car. But first I had to be schooled. The last time I rode one of these was straight into a fence on a lads’ holiday in 1994. I was trying to impress a bird and instead impressed the Spanish doctor with the number of stitches he had to weave into my arm. Riden properly, scooters are hardly dangerous machines but you still have to undergo a riding course called CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) before getting on one. For a smidgen over £100 you, in a half day or so course run by Goldstar Rider Training (01733 348407, based at Taz), are taught about the bike and how to ride it (no gears, just twist and go) at a training

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Next month I’ll report back on what my baby is like to live with. Honk if you see me!


There’ll be more photos from inside Praise on this page in the coming months as I ease myself into the venue’s VIP room. It was officially opened in August when the owners fitted a staircase leading directly to it, meaning no more having to walk through the restaurant for access. Room capacity is 80 and it works by buying tables for the evening. Call Praise on 01733 312188 for details.


Here I am doing my bit for my sponsors, pictured in the same Clues T-shirt as I’m wearing at the top of my page. This photo was taken by a bird called Victoria at The Brays’ video premier night at Radius. Victoria’s a friend of Anne-Marie Wyer, the blonde bird I’m pictured with. Anne-Marie supplied the photo of me starring in The Brays video casino scene, which appeared in this column last month. She b*llocked me for forgetting to give her a photo credit, so here I am making her famous to make up for it. Thanks Anne-Marie and thanks Victoria for snapping us both and showing us the handy photographic work on your mobile…


I think Waterstones (Bridge St.) manager Anna Elmore is to blame for this radio feature idea, but each of Keith Dalton’s Early Morning WakeUp guests on Lite FM now have their own porn star names. Why this came about I don’t know but I can tell you I’m now also known as Scruffy Southfields, Anna is Suzie Causeway, Michael Cross (Key Theatre) is Shane George and Keith is affectionatley known as Timmy Glebe. These names are constructed by adding your first pet’s name to the name of the first street you lived in. Tune in to me and Timmy every Wednesday 8-9am on 106.8 FM. You can also catch me Wednesday evenings 7-8pm when I co-present the Two Posh Geezers sport show with Phil Adlam.


I took this photo of Posh press officer Phil Adlam (left) and chairman of Peterborough Rugby Club, Phil Elmer during last month’s Lite FM listener party at Praise. Ignore the fact Posh Phil has his eyes half closed, he always looks like that. Focus more on the fact that a diet of Juicy Fruits and Tango has turned him whiter than Michael Jackson, while a liquid diet of Chateau Fengate (and what a fine red wine that is by the way) has changed the pigment of the other Phil’s skin to the point of being mistaken for one of those guys who works the beaches in Magaluf collecting money for use of their sunbeds.


It was 2am on a Saturday, I was strolling along Park Road heading off with my mates to get some of those bargain £1 meal deals that will undoubtedly give you a stroke, when we noticed in the distance what appeared to be a bunch of youngsters hanging around behind Park Road Baptist Church. They weren’t drinking bottles of Thunderbird and MD 20/20 in the church’s gardens like I often did 20 years ago, these guys were actually doing some good and giving something back to the night scene community (instead of the pile of smelly sick contribution I used to give!). They were giving away free bottled water to passers by – and there wasn’t a catch. There was no request for a contribution, no having to tell them your life story, no Jeovah’s Witness style attempt to make you join their faith, in fact there was no obligation to do anything. Plus the water was proper bottled, from a supermarket, not Peckham Spring. Their website includes the slogan ‘Providing lubrication for those enjoying Peterborough’s nightlife’ – why do I get sexual connotations when reading this? Anyway it explains: “We’re here to show our community some love,” and “in doing this we get to chat to lots of people and get to know more people in the city of Peterborough.” All I can say is well done guys. I’m amazed there’s no catch but just a tip if I may…If you really want to get to chat to lots of people, start giving out free bottles of Jack Daniels.

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Outfit 2 Crop jeans – Topshop £32 Red check shirt - Dorothy Perkins £22 Straw hat – Topshop £10 (in sale) Red and cream shoes – Topshop £65 Bangles – Diva at Miss Selfridge £15

Go back to the future with 80’s ruffles and embrace your inner rock chick with leather, as ESP’s Joanne Quinney takes a look at the new urban trends ready to fill our wardrobes… It’s time to release your inner rock chick for this funny month of fashion. It’s not summery enough to be wearing floaty dresses and flip flops, even though the sun sometimes makes an appearance, but the autumn/winter looks are creeping into the stores tempting you to buy them. As soon as I see it all in the shops I want to ditch my summer wardrobe and make way for the season ahead. What happens when I do this? It’s too warm to be wearing any of the new clothes, yet summer has been and gone. The solution is transitional clothing, pieces that will see you through this awkward month. You don’t need to be in a band or an ‘emo’ to work the edgy rock chick look this season. Kerry looks stunning in a teal dress layered with a black leather bomber jacket,

perfect for the approaching cooler months. Embrace ruffles in all aspects of fashion, they are huge. Wear them as focal points on your shirts or tops and also as skirts. They look great on these black Topshop shoes too, which also come in cream. However, one major trend to be careful with is the check and tartan print, it has been a massive influence all over the catwalks. Remember less is more; head to toe in this print is not a good look! There are a great range of cute check shirts in Dorothy Perkins and Topshop at the moment, which can be dressed up with killer heels or worn during the day with flared jeans. They are a perfect way to see you through until autumn; I know I’m going to grab one ASAP!

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SHE WON’T GET NO SATISFACTION A Rolling Stone may gather no moss, but wrinkly rocker Ronnie Wood certainly seems to have picked up something nasty during his recent spell in rehab, namely a 20 year-old Kyrgyzstani mistress called Kat. “Everyone said he was only in love with me because of the drinking. But the truth is, there’s a very strong connection between us,” the poor young, deluded soul gushed, concluding that he’s buying her a puppy as a sign of his commitment. Commitment? Don’t make me laugh. “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas,” as they say, shame the same can’t be said for the dirty old dog she’s shacking up with – the chances of the relationship making it through the twelve days of Christmas are about as good as Ronnie making it through the twelve steps of rehab.

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There is a road in Bedford called Paula Radcl iffe Way, a road so undulating and bumpy that it would test the suspension of any car to the limit. “Up and down” we joke every time we drive along it, clinging to the dashboard to avoid bashing our heads on the car roof “like its namesake’s career.” It’s not that I take anything away from Paula’s achievements (she’s the world record holder after all) and I totally respect her for making it back to the top of her game after having a break to have a baby, it’s just that I’m so over the whole ‘brave Paula’ national treasure malarkey. I just don’t know what it is about her, take Beijin g for example, the fact that Paula not only made it to the start line at the Olympics but actually completed the full 26 miles 385 yards having suffered 18 months of injuries was fantastic in itself, but if I have to see one more clip of Paula crying or any more ‘brave Paula’s tears’ headlines, I shall feel the urge to stick a javelin somewhere it shouldn’t be stuck. What’s brave about coming twenty third? She even got a mentio n in The Hindu, India’s national newspaper! But someo ne who didn’t get the column inches she deserved was Mara Yamau chi, the British athlete who finished sixth, equalling the best ever finish by a Briton in the women’s Olympic marathon. Instead of celebrating her amazing feat, the headlines were still full of Paula, the woman who took a dump on the Mall en route to winning the London marathon. Imagine trying that on Bourges Boulevard - anyone else would get an ASBO not a medal and national adoration. And on the subject of the Olympics, I just have to say the biggest well done to Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith whose amazing ability on the pommel horse earned him a well deserved bronze medal. Louis, mate, you’ve done Peterborough proud and as far as I’m concerned, you can take a dump in Cathedral Square any time you like!

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As most of you will know, ex James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is currently starring in the Abba musical film Mama Mia. Being the kind of blokey-bloke I am I've not seen the film (and anyone who says I have is lying), but I have it on good authority from the women in the ESP office that Brosnan can be heard singing a couple of songs in the film. Now obviously this startling news coincides with the fact that the James Bond film producers are still umming and ahhing about who's going to do the song for the next Bond film that's out in November. So I've given it a bit of thought and I reckon Brosnan should slip back into the tuxedo and give Abba's 'Dancing Queen' a bit of a Bond twist. See what you make of this... Friday night and the lights are low - You're at the cinema for the show When they play the Bond music, getting in the swing For double-O seven to do his thing A few films ago I was that spy But now Daniel Craig's young and his trunks are tight Driving the Aston Martin everything is fine He's got a licence to kill And you will get a thrill...

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STAND UP Frankie Boyle is the latest in a long line of comedians from Scotland to become known for his biting wit and satire. If you've seen him steal the show as a regular panelist on BBC2's Mock the Week you'll know he's no stranger to near-theknuckle humour. Like all the best stand up performers he also has a wonderful turn of phrase that tends to stick in your mind and make you laugh whenever you think of it. One of my recent favourites was his "Have you seen the state of Amy Winehouse lately? She looks like a campaign poster for neglected horses." Anyway, if you want to see a comedian who's at the top of his game at the moment, he's at The Broadway on Thursday October 30. The Broadway box office: 01733 316100

Cos this is the James Bond theme, sung by me, and not Shirley Bass-ey James Bond theme, did you see me in those adverts for anti-ageing cream? I can act, I can sing, having the time of my life See that Bond girl, watch that scene, dig it the James Bond theme

On October 2 Jongleurs on the Road - returns to The South Holland Centre in Spalding. Three great comics, plus a compere. The line-up isn't normally known until the week before, but whenever I've been they've always had a very strong bunch of acts. All the comics are from the roster who play at the main Jongleur venues in London, Birmingham and Oxford at the weekends so you're in safe hands.

I made my debut in Goldeneye - Got off with Teri Hatcher but then her character...died I then made two more others, before I jacked it in I had a licence to kill And to show I'm not over the hill...

They've been running these nights for the last four years and in my experience have always been well supported. If you live nearer Spalding then Peterborough, then this is definitely a comedy night worth going along to with a group of mates. Tell them ESP sent you, and you'll be well looked after.

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Box Office: 01775 764777 Another great season of stand up nights begin at The Cresset this month on September 28 but sadly full details haven’t yet been revealed… I’m sure it’ll be just as good as previous years though! Keep an eye on The Cresset’s website or ours for future details and I’ll have more next month.


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FROM WAITRESS TO WAG IN 12 MONTHS! Things have changed for Kerry Bates since becoming the Face of ESP’07, but as Pep Cipriano finds out , she still can’t make a decent cuppa! Next month’s Man About Town will be introducing you all to our new Face of ESP. Each year it’s my job to get up close and personal with our winning girl the day after she’s crowned at the fabulous Finals Night and I always look forward to drawing my first impressions from our cosy chat. I met our current cover girl, Kerry Bates, in a coffee shop in town, which took her 19 hours to find. The first thing I noticed about Batesy was that she liked to have a hint of tea with her milk – I’ve dipped my toe in shark infested waters longer than Kerry leaves her tea bag in a mug for. Then there was her clumsyness. During the last year Batesy’s managed to bump into bar stools, knock over pints, stand on feet, headbut me on the nose, stumble on blades of grass and trip over thin air. Thankfully she’s managed to stay in one piece and make the most of being the Face of ESP and bring a smile to my face while doing it. Batesy’s been an absolute star and here’s what she told me (over another milky cuppa) about what it’s been like to be the Face of ESP… Describe your year in three words? “Full, exciting and unexpected.” And how do you feel now it’s come to an end? “I love the spotlight and really don’t

want to let it go! I’m currently going over some ideas with our editor to see how I can remain a big part of the magazine as I’ve loved this past year so much. But I’m sad it’s come to an end – it’s been brilliant and all the different things I’ve done have been fab. It’s been a year I’ll never forget and it’s introduced me into the city social scene, which I didn’t know too much about when living in Stamford.” So what moment has been the most memorable for you? “It has to be the sky dive I asked to do! I loved that and I want to do another one – it was the best and scariest thing I’ve done!” Would you say being the Face of ESP has changed you and your life in any way? “It’s most definitely changed my life in so many ways. For one, I would never have met my boyfriend Chris (Whelpdale, Posh player) if I hadn’t entered. I was working at Pizza Express in Stamford and I’m not sure he would’ve ever popped in there for a pizza! I’ve made so many friends and being the Face of ESP has enabled me to settle into Peterborough much easier. I’ve always been a confident person but this last year has boosted my confidence, particularly in front of the camera and now I love being snapped and I’m always trying to plot my way into a photoshoot!” Oh, okay, so which prize did you enjoy the most? “My trip to Paris! It’s the city of

luuurrrve no doubt about it! I’d never been before so this was the best prize ever. I do love my shopping, so the vouchers were brilliant too... actually every single prize was fantastic, they were all so good in so many different ways.”

everyone fuss over me and changing my look - getting my hair and make-up done was brilliant. And I’m still going to chase my dream of wanting to be a Blue Peter presenter!”

Has being the Face of ESP influenced your career aspirations in any way?

“I’d say take every opportunity you can. This role is whatever you make it, if you want something then you can most likely get it, all you need to do is ask and the ESP team will try their hardest to make it happen for you. Also it’s important to have fun and make the most of every minute as the year goes so quickly and 12 issues don’t last very long!”

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FINALS NIGHT IS COMING Want to be at the event to be seen at this month? It’s time to get your tickets for the Face of ESP Finals! The glamorous, red carpet event of the year is here again. It barely feels like a couple of months since we crowned Kerry Bates as our new Face of ESP, but on Friday September 19 at the Marriott hotel in Lynchwood, we’ll be choosing a new girl to take on the role at an exclusive evening you won’t want to miss.

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The Human Greyhound Racing at the Peterborough stadium was a scream and certainly raised a few howls as the guys took to the track in their fluffy dog suits!


The event organised by Sue Ryder Care and supported by ESP, looks set to have raised over £5,000 for Thorpe Hall Hospice so if you took part and haven’t gathered in your sponsorship money yet, don’t hang about.


Andy Suter from British Car Auctions was top dog, with Richard Vaira the ‘Italian Stallion’ sniffing at his heels for second spot and Jason Baker from dsicmm a furry third. The ESP girls were there to congratulate the

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It’s World Heart Day on September 28, and since our hearts are pretty important I’ve been asking some local experts for some advice on how to help keep our hearts in tip-top condition! The good news is it’s pretty simple and won’t cost the earth – it’s all about reducing your risk factors with a combination of balanced diet and exercise. First stop for some heart health tips was Carla at Esporta Health and Racquets Club at Thorpe Wood. She’s a fully qualified personal trainer and has specialist cardiac qualifications - the perfect person to give some expert advice. Carla’s quick checklist of risk factors for heart disease is: smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lack of exercise, obesity, excessive alcohol, Diabetes, stress and too many saturated fats. So the first thing you need to do is keep an eye on that list to make sure your heart keeps on ticking along nicely! Carla tells me the next step is to exercise regularly ideally cardiovascular exercise three to five times a week for healthy people. Cycling, jogging and rowing are especially good options, combined with using weights for muscular strength two to three times a week. But be careful - if you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition before, always consult your GP before exercising.


This season, make-up is good enough to eat with the hottest looks based on sugary-rich treats. There are so many temptingly indulgent new products around it’s hard to know which to treat yourself to first… so we’re here to help! If you’re in the mood to indulge and try something a little more expensive, Estee Lauder has a whole range of autumn colours inspired by chocolate, caramel and berry tones to tempt your palette. The eye shadow quads are a major favourite in the ESP office with gorgeous chocolate box packaging and a great mix of brown tones which can be used for a natural look or built up for a more intense effect. The collection not only sounds amazing but looks great too – it’s full of warm chocolate hues enhanced by luxurious caramel gold and sugared berry tones. The lipglosses are even scented with a good-enough-to-eat chocolate raspberry scent, all available now from Boots in Queensgate or Serpentine Green and from John Lewis in Queensgate.

Most of the make-up ranges are going for a luxurious look as autumn sets in with intensified lined eyes and softly glowing skin. This is complemented by lightly sculpted lips and perfectly polished nails but you don’t have to spend a fortune achieving it. Up-and-coming brand Inika ( suggest going with seductive, smoky eyes as the winter months approach, but try adding a hint of colour to make the look even more dramatic for evening. Purple berry tones combined with black eyeliner always look sophisticated and fit perfectly with the seductive mood of autumn make-up.


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The girls at Orchids Ladies Health and Fitness Centre in Peterborough say that being physically active can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 50%. At Orchids, they use a 30 minute workout to music which keeps your heart healthy and exercises every major muscle group. The circuit provides an effective routine in a supportive environment for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. They also offer blood pressure checks and advice on healthy eating by a registered nurse. You don’t need me to tell you that exercise isn’t just good for your heart – it can help keep blood pressure in check, maintain a healthy weight, improve blood cholesterol levels and prevent blood from clotting. You don’t even need to hit the gym to get a daily work out many jobs around the house such as washing the car, walking the dog or digging the garden count as long as you put enough effort into them! Another great way to keep your heart in good condition is to take part in special events like the Sue Ryder Care Ride for Ryder cycle rides. Now in its second year, Ride for Ryder in Peterborough offers four different cycle routes catering for all abilities, ranging from 18 to a whopping 83 miles! This year’s ride takes place on September 14 and is just £10 to enter, which includes a training plan, Ride for Ryder T-shirt, goody bag, certificate and a rub down at the finish line! Call Helena Waters at Sue Ryder Care for more info on 01733 330060.


We might not have had the best summer but one of the best ways to hang on to that holiday feeling for as long as possible is to spray yourself with a fabulous summery fragrance! The Perfume Shop in Queensgate has a great range and kindly gave Kerry, our Face of ESP, some L’Eau D’Issey the summer fragrance from Issey Miyake to try out. “I love Issey Miyake and I wear that perfume all the time! The smell is very similar to the original Issey but this bottle has a slightly fruitier smell to it, hence being a summer perfume! ”All in all I love it, and it’s good for Issey to do something a little bit different with a fresh, summer fragrance which will keep me in the summer mood as autumn sets in!”

Want to beat that nasty cellulite and unwanted flab? Shirley Frost puts the StarVac treatment to the test for ESP at Amanda Allport’s Holistic Mind, Body & Soul Specialist Clinic… Meeting Amanda for the first time she was warm, welcoming and made you feel at ease straight away. She convinced me that the Starvac treatment would work - I was still very sceptical but thought why not give it a go you’ve nothing to lose. I’d been trying to get rid of the last bit of unsightly flabby bits around my bum and tops of my legs for ages, so I booked twelve treatments. It feels a bit weird at first but when you get used to it it’s not too bad. At first Amanda smoothes cream all over the area and then uses a roller device over the skin and starts to help break down the cellulite, this can be a bit uncomfortable but no pain no gain - that’s what I tell myself any way! Then she puts the suction cups on and has to keep moving them around every 30 seconds or so and that’s basically it. The whole treatment lasts about an hour and you’ll be surprised at the results even on the first one, you just seem to feel better in yourself and have more confidence. I’ve now had nine treatments and have seen a big improvement not only in the smoothness of my skin but also in how I look in my clothes. I’ve gone down a whole dress size from a 10/12 to 8/10 so I do fully believe in the treatment and would recommend it to anyone. Amanda is looking for new challenges on men and women of any size or age, so give her a ring on 01480 456379 or 07765 886319 - alternately pop into the clinic at 35b The High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3AG. Email:

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How are you on your high street labels? OK you might know your Dolce & Gabbana against your Primark, but how good are you at your food labels? Labels are not just on foods to keep the food fresh, look appealing and tell you when it’s best to eat it, they are there to tell you how many sugars, fats, proteins and calories you are just about to eat. Trouble is many people don’t even venture around the back to take a quick look. But, you might be surprised at what you could find.

So in my calculation 40% is made from wholesome ingredients which leaves the further 60% is made up of sugar and fat… Of course it also contains fibre, and some vitamins and minerals from the more ‘wholesome ingredients’ but don’t kid yourself, these would be used up in metabolising it all anyway, the whole point of eating is to bring nutrients to the body!

If you are fairly health conscious and had the choice of a flapjack or a Mars bar, then I’m sure the flapjack would be your chosen nibble. So I took a look at both the Mars bar and the flapjack, not just any old flapjack but one that tells me on the front of the label it’s packed full of goodness such as:

The Mars bar high in fat and sugar as we all know, actually contained less ‘saturated fat’ than the flapjack and less total calories. Bonkers isn’t it? (This may not be the same for all flapjacks so look at the packet first!)

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Oats Raisins Dried apricots Cranberries

All looks good so far doesn’t it? Well that is until you turn it over to find… • 30% is made up of oats • 10% is made with apricots, cranberries and raisins combined • Sweetened condensed milk • Butter • Sugar • Inverted sugar

Getting this into perspective, neither of them should be eaten every day but eaten as a treat if you are looking towards a healthier lifestyle. The odd choccie bar or cake is not going to be a problem when we are in optimum health, in fact it’s never a good idea to deprive yourself of foods you fancy from time to time. It becomes a problem when you fancy these food hour by hour! As the saying goes ‘never judge a book by its cover’ and so that also applies to your food labels, pretty they may be but they can tell a different story! For more information on nutrition and health go to my website Karen

Karen has a diploma in nutritional medicine, nutritional therapeutics and homotoxicology; she is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists and runs her own private practice.

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Celebrating our first birthday! • Lunch Al Fresco • All food freshly prepared • Large selection of cakes Enjoy a variety of Iced Frappés or Movenpick Ice Creams to go, or to eat in. Premises available for hire for off-site meetings and other non business arrangements. Ring Maria for details. Buffet menu for corporate hospitality, works meetings, office parties and more. Buffet lunches from just £2.10 per head up to £6.10 per head all made from fresh produce in our spotlessly clean kitchens.

Opening Hours Mon – Sat 8.30am – 5.00 pm Tues 8.30am – 2.30pm

City council ##### hygiene award 5% of our buffet takings will be donated to the Peterborough Sportaid Foundation - 'help us to help local young people'

SANDWICH & SALAD BAR 6 Westgate, Peterborough. Tel: 01733 342469

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Confessions... Susan Saunders

BBQ Wash Out ‘Where is the Great British summer I ask thee?’ By now I should be used to the fact that our summer isn’t typical of a summer in the Costa Del Sol. This doesn’t stop me praying for the heat, just like I keep praying for snow at Christmas but does it ever come (whoever composed that song ‘White Christmas’ must be having a giraffe!) Now, I’m the type of girl who loves to have loads of diary arrangémaants (said in the voice of Bubbles from Little Britain), whatever the weather, so it was uncharacteristic of me to be peering out of the window and wondering if the BBQ party was still going ahead. I’d be forgiven for likening the weather to monsoon season – it was gl-oo-my! Not one to be put off by this minor detail, I called the party host, my gorgeous friend Amber, to find out how many people were coming to this supposedly small gathering. Amber’s response of “not many” didn’t sit too kindly on the old ears so, already running half an hour late, I decided to ignore this quote and do my hair and make-up. Either that, or turn up looking like a street urchin! By the time I arrived, I was thankful I’d trusted my instincts as it was NOT a small gathering, it was a full blown house/BBQ/garden party! My other girl friend’s instincts weren’t so good and she arrived in her baggys. To be honest though, this girl always looks gorgeous in anything! About an hour later though, said friend was nowhere to be seen. I did eventually get a text to apologise for making like Road Runner in her departure! Always remember your Girl Guide motto I say – ‘be prepared for everything – dib dab dob.’ Anyway, being asked to look after the salad course and not one to do things by halves I turned up like Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives) with various salad dishes on china platters – geek! After getting past the awkwardness of grabbing a burger under the hawk eyes of everyone who’d already eaten, dreading that one may shout out - ‘who ate all the pies?’ - I was finally able to relax. The heavens opened but luckily half the garden was covered with the mother of all gazebos – just lovely. I was satisfied I was protected from the rain; however this was not destined to last long. The doorbell sounded and before I knew it, I was told that I’d blocked a neighbour in with my car. Great. So, not only was it absolutely chucking it down, I’d have to venture out in it. In answer to my apologies, I got a police badge flashed in front of my eyeballs. Double great. It would have to be a policeman that my car had blocked in! So after moving it , like… er…straight away - I ran back indoors and, you’ve guessed it, looked like a street urchin – triple great! It was not my finest hour…

Outfit kindly supplied by John Lewis, Queensgate Red Mac £60, wellies £20, clear brolly £12.

Day wore on into evening, the wind was blowing, the rain was falling but we were still having a whale of a time. I guess what I’m saying is no matter how naff the weather is you can still have a fun summer – even if everything has to be erected under 20 meters of plastic sheeting. As I reached out for my third helping of BBQ food (the best in the world – it tastes so good and you never seem to get full…or maybe that’s just me?!) I wondered, would I swap our odd day of sunshine for rain? Absolutely not! Catch Susan talking music on ‘Talking Peterborough’ with Gregg Nunney on Lite FM every Wednesday 12.15pm – 12.45pm.

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September and October offers! The kids are back at school so mums; why not treat yourself to a little pampering? 20% off our holistic treatments including massages, Indian head massage and acupressure facials.




• Request us as a friend on Facebook to gain access to this month’s tanning offer! Just quote the code displayed on our wall! We will update the offer on 15th and 30th of each month.

• Introduce a friend and we will give you 25% off your next infills.

• Choose 3 or more areas in one visit and we will give you 10% off.

• Unlimited tanning for one month - £25.

HAIR • 10% off your first cut ‘n’ style with our Toni & Guy trained head stylist. • Introduce a friend and receive a free deep conditioning treatment on your next visit.

1st floor, Westgate Arcade Peterborough Tel: 01733 557077 From September we will be sending personal offers to our clients via text message and email!

THE BRAYS TARGET CHART TOP 40 FOR VIDEO ‘SIN’ Peterborough band The Brays are counting on local support to help their video Sin make the Top 40 this month. Filmed on location in the city, our Man About Town Pep Cipriano makes a cameo appearance - and he's backing the guys to go all the way… Local band The Brays would like nothing more than to get their video Sin into the Top 40 and everyone reading this can help make their dream become a reality by downloading the single for just 79p (as one of three bundles) from The only way to get the video is by texting ‘brays’ to 82822 (£1.50) – both ways count towards chart sales. My involvement with the band started back in May when they invited me to sit on a judging panel as they auditioned for dancers to be in Sin, their first ever video. What immediately struck a chord in me was that right from the start the band wanted to keep the video local and have local people feature in it. Sin was eventually shot over two days in Angels and Radius and features yours truly (the casino scene) and local glamour model Kelly Bell. The only non-local involvement was Hollywood director Joby Stephens and his crew. He was secured through a contact of Kelly and his credits include The Golden Compass, Casino Royale and Blood Diamond. This in itself is a massive achievement! The single’s released on September 7 and includes Broken Flowers as well as a dance remix of Sin (mixed by a local DJ) and is already play listed by local station Lite FM. The band needs to sell 4,000 copies to make it into the Top 40. You can grab a copy from Zavvi in Queensgate and Sainsbury’s or you can buy Sin as a download with three bundle options (different tracks) at 79p a go. “It sounded strong and a real contender for the charts,” says Keith Dalton from the Lite FM Early Morning Wake Up. “The reaction we’ve had so far from listeners has been that it’s an excellent track.


party on September 7, the day of its release, where they’ll be joined by bands: A Girl Called Kate, The Harvey Steels Band and Connor Owen. Tickets cost a fiver. Be quick and email If you miss the second launch night you can hear Sin live and learn more about the making of the video by tuning into Keith and Claire’s ‘Band of the Week’ feature on Lite FM 106.8 on September 13. The boys have three gigs on that day starting at Sainsbury’s (Oxney Road) in the morning followed by Lite FM and finishing in Queensgate (outside John Lewis) in the afternoon. Don’t be surprised to see them munching on pizza in between gigs either, the band have just had a pizza named after them by Papa Luigi who are distributing 50,000 ‘The Brays’ pizza menus across the city. A donation from every one of ‘The Brays Pizza’ sold goes to the RNIB, which kicked off earlier this year with The Capello Pizza courtesy of local Fabio Capello look-alike Howard Brown. The achievement of being able to make a video of this calibre wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of local businesses and The Brays’ fan base. The video’s been valued at a cost of £28k to make and the crowd alone would’ve set the band back £6k to bring in. Major sponsors, The Solstice, should be applauded for helping to fund the project along with other financial contributions from The Deeping Stage, GD Tancred Ltd, UK Galaxy Security, The Deeping’s Raft Race and Derek Bell. Other support came from Angels, Papa Luigi, C3 and Energie Clothing, and Mike Baczkur. This is a sterling effort from everybody, all desperate to see The Brays enjoy the big success they deserve.

“The guys will be popping in for a live chat on the breakfast show on September 8 and we really hope we can help them into the charts.”

So if you haven’t heard The Brays’ material and are curious, check out their website which includes more gig info and details of their ‘Thanks in the Park’ event on the Embankment next May.

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It’s live and loud at the Brewery Tap! OThe ESP Paparazzi crew have been out and about on the town and dropped in on a special live music night at The Brewery Tap with Pep Cipriano behind the lens, accompanied by the lovely Kerry and Danielle. There’s usually some great live music on at Te Tap (see ESP Gig Guide!) and former Stranglers front man Paul Roberts was the special guest on this occasion doing two 45 minute sets with support from local guys Free Peace and James Chadwick. Paul enjoyed the gig so much he signed their ‘Don’t Scrap The Tap’ campaign which is still gathering signatures to try and convince developers this great venue should be included in the North Westgate redevelopment plans. It was a cracking night with diners enjoying the launch of the pub’s new full table service so no need to queue and order their fab Thai food at the bar anymore – just settle down at a table and they’ll come to you. The new £100,000 brewery’s just been installed now as the Oakham Ales side of the business is now fully relocated to the huge Woodston brewery site. It now means the new kit installed at the pub site in Westgate will enable them to brew whatever takes their fancy from fruit beers to lagers. Nice one! There’s more good news too – The Brewery Tap will hopefully have a new function room soon in part of what was the brewery behind the glass partition which gives them space for 200 people for special events. Good to hear there’s still plenty of positive thinking at the pub. Back the campaign to keep this little gem at


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ESPCELEBS Suga and spice and all things nice – here come the girls… The Sugababes need little introduction. The UK’s most successful girl group have sold over 2 million singles, hitting the top spot in the UK no less than six times. Never scared to take risks with new sounds and producers, the Sugababes have now teamed up with relatively unknown producers Si Hulbert and Melvin Kuiters for Traxstarz with their new single ‘Girls’ (out October 6) which is based around a sample of Ernie K Doe’s classic Soul-Funk anthem ‘Here Come The Girls’. The ebullient new single sets the tone for the band’s sixth studio album which will be released on October 20. We feel a few more hits are on the way, as if these girls haven’t clocked up enough already! They’ve sold more than 5.5 million

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albums (including three triple-platinum discs in the UK) and have amassed more Top 10 singles than the Spice Girls, AllSaints, Destiny’s Child or Bananarama. There seems to be no sign these girls are letting up on their mission to take over ‘Pop World’. They topped the bill at the glittering Swarovski Fashion Rocks event at the Royal Albert Hall, where their blistering version of Lady Marmalade was performed with the great Patti Labelle and introduced by Whitney Houston. They’re held in such high esteem by those in the know that they were even invited to dinner with Nelson Mandela and shared the great man’s table with Gordon Brown, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. There’s no denying they’ve gone through some changes and when Mutya left and was replaced by Amelle the girls again took on a new look and sound. But there seems to be no stopping the force that is the Sugababes and having already recorded one album with Heidi and Keisha, Amelle says she’s settled in nicely thanks. “Joining a band so far into their career was daunting and to start with I felt there was a lot of pressure on me, but recording the album was a surprisingly easy experience – we got in the studio and it just clicked.”

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Amelle’s vocal performance on their last album proved she’s not just a Mutya replacement at all, with her unique tones pulling the Sugababes sweet vocal harmonies in a new direction. Now they’re gearing up to hit the world with their new album next month and couldn’t be more excited. “None of us would get on stage and perform songs we weren’t proud of,” says Keisha. A show-stopping live act with a spine-tingling combination of soulful vocals and sophisticated glamour, the Sugababes have performed to over a million people in the last year alone and continue to wow not just pop fans but also festival crowds at Oxygen, Isle of Wight and the V Festival. Sugababes will debut their new single ‘Girls’ live at the Q Awards show at the Forum on October 1. The Sugababes’ new single ‘Girls’ will be released on October 6, their new album is released on October 20.

by the river Put some fizz into your Fridays or chill out on a Sunday. Whether you’re dining, drinking or enjoying the views, Riva by the river has the perfect mix…

Italian dining doesn’t come much better than Riva by Fratellis down by the river. From evening dining to daytime lunch and coffee on the patio, word is spreading that Riva is the place to try. Food lovers recommend it and the cool crowd popping down to enjoy some fantastic acoustic tunes on a Sunday afternoon love the vibe, while theatregoers to The Key Theatre make the most of the perfect ‘dinner and a show’ night out. Needless to say then that our Face of ESP Kerry Bates is now a regular at Riva on the Embankment after winning her fantastic dining out prize at this lovely Italian restaurant. You may have heard that Kerry loves her food, (not that you can tell by her fab figure!) so winning £400 to spend on dining at Riva certainly went down very well indeed! “Before winning this fantastic prize I had never been to the restaurant before which is such a shame as it is lovely inside,” says Kerry. “The decor

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business and receives rave reviews!

Riva now serves the full Fratelli menu and offers the same level of warm, friendly service as the other Fratelli restaurants in Bourne, Stamford and Castor. With the beautiful riverside settting it has to be one of the area's premier dining venues.

With September traditionally heralding the end of the summer holidays, Riva have a way to cheer you up! In September and October you can enjoy a great promotion they call ‘Fizz on Fridays’. This is a great way to round off the week with a delicious bottle of Italian Champagne for only £9.95 all day.

“The service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious, we honestly could not fault it. There is such a variety on the menu, I had the recommended duck dish and it truly was lovely! It was so nice, the chef would bring the meals out to us so it felt really personal and like a family run business. Everyone was so friendly and dealt with having the kids in there really well. “This prize is brilliant and I am so glad I have it as I know I will be going there a lot even when my prize money runs out.” Owner of Riva, Phillip Feminile says - "We were delighted to join in the judging of the Face of ESP and Kerry was our top choice. She is showing no signs of weight gain despite winning £400 to spend on Fratelli food! It is always our pleasure to welcome her and we wish her well in the future." Throughout the summer Riva has seen Peterborough's hip crowds flock to their ‘Summer Sun-days’, to enjoy lazy afternoons by the river chilling out to live music. Local artist Murray Hockeridge plays from 1pm every Sunday until the end of September so don’t miss his stunning performances – this talented guy really is the

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“It’s cheap enough to treat yourself, your partner, or impress a would-be partner,” adds Phillip. “At the end of the working week, what better way to start off the weekend?" We agree! Book yourself in on 01733 896007 or see

For friends… for romance… for fine food… We’re the perfect place to dine!

The Golden Pheasant • ‘A warm friendly atmosphere guaranteed’ • For hire, our fully serviced events marquee, for weddings, conferences, parties, in fact it’s the perfect setting for any occasion. NOW OPEN all year round.

Monday to Saturday lunchtime - all pizza and pasta dishes just £5!

• Food served Tuesday- Sunday • Open all day Sat & Sun (weather permitting) • Real ales, large beer garden and parking area • Free conkers for the kids... pick your own!

Main Road, Etton, Peterborough. Tel: 01733 252387

Enjoy summer dining and drinking in the picturesque village of Apethorpe. Join us for great home cooking, locally sourced produce, noted real ales and a fantastic selection of wines. From lighter salads and bar snacks to one of the most talked about a la carte menus in the area - dine in our restaurant, bars or courtyard garden. Special fixed price menu - eat two fantastic courses for just £12.95! Available from Tuesday night through to Friday lunch. Sunday lunch served from noon ‘til 3pm - £12.95. Lunches Tuesday – Friday from £5.50



It’s easy to be served good food these days but it’s very difficult to experience fresh, properly prepared food, excellent hospitality, a professional service and passion all rolled into one. Thankfully in Peterborough we have two or three restaurants that tick these boxes. One of these is Royal Spice. I’ve been eating here since it flung open its doors on Park Road six years ago and have yet to experience neglect or complacency in any form. Everything’s just as fresh and endearing as my first visit but there have been subtle and effective changes in the last six months. Firstly the menu’s been added to and at no sacrifice to some of their most unusual and popular dishes. There are now more fish dishes such as spicy squid and a monthly menu suggestion that makes the most of using fresh seasonal food.

ROYAL SPICE, MY KING OF INDIAN FOOD A refined diner like myself likes to consider the complete dining package when visiting a restaurant, with obviously the quality of its food being king.

Then there’s the decor. Royal Spice was arguably the first Indian restaurant in the city to take on a crisp contemporary feel and is airy and inviting. The inside has had a slight makeover in recent months including the bright works of a commissioned artist, but it’s still perfectly lit, the portions are still perfectly adequate in size and the price continues to be very competitive. Royal Spice has always been able to make every single dish taste like something you’ve never tasted before. I was introduced to the head chef, Mr Jahir Miah, who told me what to prepare for. For starters my guest and I were treated to a selection of succulent grilled king prawns and mixed kebabs. This was followed by grilled sea bass in a fresh garlic and tomato sauce, a ‘to die for’ shahi chicken korma plus a portion of aloo gobi to go with perfectly cooked garlic rice and peshawari naan. Food is prepared to order and rolled out to your table steaming hot on a trolley and the timing of each course was impeccable. Eating properly is a marathon, not a sprint. This was almost a four-hour experience and making love is the only activity that should take longer. It’s ten out of ten again for Royal Spice. The restaurant’s open daily 12.00-2.30pm / 6pm -11.30pm and closed only Christmas Day. Royal Spice also boasts a 40 capacity party room. Tel: 01733 553355. Pep Cipriano


Set in its own beautiful grounds in the picturesque village of Etton, The Golden Pheasant is more than just a pub offering run of the mill pub grub.


They’ll definitely be baking themselves a great cake at Cinnamon in Market Deeping this month as the team celebrate the café’s first birthday. Owner Maria Johnstone may have started out as a hairdresser but has since seen her dream of running her own café and coffee shop become a reality. “It was something I’d always wanted to do and so when the opportunity came along I seized it,” says Maria. Now one year on she’s established a fantastic little oasis for lunch time dining, breakfasts and anyone grabbing a coffee and a catch up with friends. Maria does all the cooking and uses only the best ingredients – this is no greasy spoon! At Cinnamon you can expect a great ambience, local fresh produce, organic and Fair Trade items and the most fantastic cakes.

Turning up early doors on a typically cold and windy August evening we were looking for some heart-warming nosh. We shared a starter - Thai battered prawns with sweet chilli dip and fresh salad, which turned out to be a real tongue tingler, but sweet as you like. The prawns were plentiful and cooked just right, the batter not too crispy or overly soggy. Starters done I opted for the lamb cutlets, having seen a few sheep in the opposite field I guess this was a subconscious choice! Tracy went for the more unusual Nile Perch which turned out to be a pinkish white fish steak. It was moist, meaty and not too overpowering. The mash she chose to accompany it was real mash, and mighty fine too. The lamb was served with new potatoes and two veg, I opted out of the broccoli…devil’s food… all good but the gravy was stunningly good. Beef juices I was reliably informed. We shared one of the homemade desserts, strawberries and cream in a brandy snap basket. I managed to snaffle a couple before Tracy devoured them…never come between a woman and her dessert!

“We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved. You’re nothing without good staff and I have a fantastic team here. We’re more like a family really, so pop in and help us celebrate our birthday on September 15!”

All in all for around £20 two of you can get fed amply and tastily at The Golden Pheasant. This is pub grub with a bit of a difference, a great fish selection and a great Vegetarian menu which lists every ingredient, handy if you’re intolerant or morally intolerant to some things.

Cinnamon is open Monday – Saturday and is available for hire for meetings, just ask Maria for details on 01778 380410.

Definitely a place worth a visit, especially if you’re a country pub lover – call 01733 252387. Andy Slater

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Christmas Party Nights Friday 21st November – Wednesday 24th December 2008 Monday - Wednesday three course dinner with disco, £33 Thursday - Saturday three course dinner with tribute act and disco, £38

Christmas Day Lunch Bookings from 12 noon until 2pm £80 per person

Christmas Family Carvery

Book early for the perfect Christmas!

Bookings taken from 12 noon until 2pm Adults £39, children 5 -12 years, £18 Children under 5 eat free to include children’s entertainment

Boxing Day Buffet Bookings from 12 noon until 2pm. £30 per person

New Year’s Eve A themed Blues Brothers night with tribute act, black tie ball with a seven course gala dinner and live entertainment. £98 per person or £148 per person including accommodation with breakfast

The Haycock Hotel


London Road, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6JA Tel: 01780 782223

THE TIME TEAM Developing your staff for the future at a site of the past. Toojays management and supervisor training is using Flag Fen in Peterborough to help dig out your team’s potential… If you thought team building and staff development meant either a weekend’s raft building in the Lake District or one spent in a dreary training room staring at a flip chart as someone waffles on… and on, let us introduce you to the colourful world of Toojays. Put down that marker pen, drop the flip chart and try something a little different. Anyone who’s ever been on a training course will know it’s all too easy to come back with a note pad full of doodles, a free pen and a degree in yawning! So if you’re looking to improve your team’s abilities who are you gonna call? Well, Toojays hope it’ll be them! This local training and development provider has recently teamed up with Flag Fen Archaeology Park to provide a venue for their training events – which involve getting outdoors

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and ‘learning by doing’. Yes there is some classroom theory but these guys specialise in inspirational learning and utilise challenges and tasks to draw out key behaviours, not ‘chalk and talk’ lecturing that’ll send your staff to sleep long before the last flip chart. The Toojays technique should mean your people learn quicker and best of all - remember it! Lee Martin, Toojays’ Managing Director, is delighted with the chance to offer training at Flag Fen – “There’s no other specifically designed site within Peterborough that enables the outdoor learning and experiential development that we can provide at Flag Fen.


“Historically we've had to take our clients over to our other partnered sites in Norwich and Windsor. By establishing a venue here we can service local clients and give all our development events a unique experience at a superb venue that has great natural beauty and a historical background." Sharon Shortland, Flag Fen General Manager thinks it’s a great idea - “Toojays has shown itself to be a thoroughly professional organisation delivering high quality training. We’re very happy to offer this unique venue and to work in association with Lee and his team.” Established back in 2003, Toojays have built up a strong reputation working with some top names ranging from the Public Sector, and none other than HM Treasury, through to blue chip companies like John Lewis and Ideal Shopping Direct as well as several small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s).


These guys also know their stuff when it comes to HR Consultancy Services another area in which they’re well regarded and can add real value to businesses as well. “Toojays have provided HR Consultancy and support to the Estate for the last seven months,” says Donald Lambert, Chief Executive of Belvoir Castle. “Always helpful, flexible and accessible we’ve found their approach and attitude has exceeded our expectations in all instances.” Toojays has grown year after year providing businesses with exceptional staff development solutions which equip

individuals, teams and organisations to be able to meet their objectives. Just what you need to help plan for a profitable future when the present times are getting harder by the day.

Toojays Training & HR Consultancy Ltd 12 Culley Court, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6XS TELEPHONE: 01733 367210

Sally Gibson, Head of HR at Ideal Shopping Direct in Peterborough says “We’ve worked with Toojays for the last five years and they consistently provide high quality staff, management and team development solutions for us. They’re always flexible in their approach and really have taken the time to understand our business and partner with us; working at all levels within the company. Exceptional service is what we’ve come to expect – and that’s what they deliver!”

Toojays Training & HR Consultancy Ltd 12 Culley Court, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough 01733 367210

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This featured car is supplied by Marshall Land Rover, 7 Mallory Road, Boongate, Peterborough 01733 566767

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Jolly ‘Green’ The 4x4 may have taken a bit of a bashing in the environmental debate as being gas guzzling, polluting beasts which roam the city limits more than they do the open country, but the guys at Land Rover have been doing their bit to be greener for quite some time. Their pioneering CO2 Offset Programme means they’re looking to offset over two million tonnes of CO2 by the end of this year and the first 45,000 miles of your Land Rover are actually balanced out and offset by their ‘carbon neutral’ projects around the world. Not bad eh? In years gone by the Land Rover wasn’t known for a plush interior so let’s look at what this new little beauty has to offer. For a start the seats provide excellent support, safety and durability - six-way adjustment is standard for the driver and everyone gets superb leg, head and shoulder room, as well as a clear view thanks to tiered ‘stadium’ seating. A 60/40 split rear seat makes for versatile load space, but even when it’s raised there’s still plenty of room. The outside is unmistakeably Land Rover, but with a twist that’s all its own the Freelander 2 has a fresh, contemporary design. Chiselled lines, smooth surfaces and interlocking shapes reflect its precision, strength and quality.

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You’ll find the ride smoother than many premium saloons, let alone other 4x4s. Excellent handling makes for confident, sporty onroad driving. The wheel-out stance and wide track help deliver agility and great grip. The supple suspension system is fully independent and ensures a responsive drive. The model I test drove looked sporty with dynamic 17 inch, ten spoke alloy wheels, cloth-leather seats and a Satin Silver metallic effect finish. Frills include the nine speaker Alpine audio system and convenience features like the front Parking Aid and Bluetooth® Personal Telephone Integration (PTI). This starts from £25,805 on the road, but you can get loads more extras. Land Rover even has a Fragile Earth policy to promote responsible off-road driving and have special centres where you can go to learn how to get the best out of your beast without trashing the environment! Take a look at if you fancy a frolic in your 4x4. Why not log on to or better still go and see Richard and his team and test drive one for yourself - I had a great time! Shirley


Land Rover Freelander 2 XS 2.2TD4 • On The Road price £25,805.00 • Six speed manual transmission • Full time intelligent four-wheel drive • Four Wheel Electronic traction control • Hill decent Control • Engine drag control • Combined MPG up to 37.7mpg • CO2 emissions maximum of 265g/km minimum of 194g/km • 12 months RFL £210.00 for the diesel

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Being the Face of ESP means Kerry Bates is always out and about, but sometimes she can get a little… er… lost! Fortunately one of her sponsors are Marshall Volvo so the guys there gave their favourite local celeb a helping hand in the shape of a fantastic new sat nav. “It’s a fantastic prize – just what I needed!” beams Kerry. “I’ve spent the last six years of my driving life printing maps off the so now all I need to do is programme an address in and... Kerry will no longer need to ring up for directions when she’s lost in the middle of nowhere! “I’m well known for my getting lost skills so now I have no excuse to be late to anything. I can also use it around the world, it knows all the different countries which is brilliant so when I visit my parents abroad I can take it with me!” Kerry was shown around some of the great new models at Volvo in Mallory Road (near Showcase cinema) and if you’ve not popped in for a while you’ll certainly notice a few changes. Charles Ingle took over as the new franchise manager back in May and has brought together a bright new team with a new ethos. “I like to think it’s a fun place to work in for the staff,” says Charles, “but also a friendly place to actually buy a car from! “They’re a highly trained team, friendly and interactive who really listen to what you want to

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buy. They’ll sell you what you want, not a car they want to get rid of!” There’s much more choice now too with the complete range of Volvos available including the very latest cars such as the gorgeous C30 Kerry is pictured with and the new XC60. It now looks like the old granddad image of Volvo is truly dead and buried, but that said, the famous safety aspect hasn’t been lost in any way and you can still slide into one of these new models confident you’re truly looked after with just about every safety feature you can think of! Now some of the cars will even sense if you’re blissfully unaware you’re about to shunt into the back of something and stop themselves! Not long to go and they’ll probably be driving for you as well while you sit back and relax… In Peterborough, Volvo have been developing the used car side

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of the business, increasing the stock to around 25 vehicles plus demonstrators. The Marshall group in Peterborough though, can offer over 500 used cars as well as a complete after sales service. With the tasty looking C30 at around £14.995 on the road and the new XC90 being the only seven seat 4x4 to fall into the lower tax band with its emissions, it looks like there’ll be a whole new breed of car buyer eyeing up a new Volvo in future… perhaps even our Kerry! “It was a pleasure to hand over this prize to Kerry,” added Charles. “I’m pleased she won’t be getting lost anymore and will make it to her appointments on time. She doesn’t realise it yet, but the sat nav is pre-programmed to bring her straight back here next time she wants to buy a new car!” Tel: 01733 894894



Tony Stephens has the ESP guide to this month’s hottest movies, games and DVDs…



Out: Sep 15 Peter (Jason Segel) can’t get over his split from TV actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) and to make matters much, much worse a trip to Hawaii to try and chill out sees him sharing residency at the same hotel as his ex-girlfriend. She’s staying there with a new lover, the British rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), and she suspects that Peter is stalking her. He’s not, but sleeping in the room next door is making getting over her difficult, especially when Snow insists on being friends. Sounds like standard rom-com fare, but it’s actually yet another worthy comedy from the Judd Apatow hit factory.



Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), a Hollywood actor whose star is fading, finds himself on the set of a Vietnam war film, joining a cast that includes Oscarwinning method actor Kirk Lazarus (a blacked-up Robert Downey Jr), comedian Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson). None of the stars can get along however, and production of the movie is crippled. The director opts to simply dump them in a jungle and let them fend for themselves, capturing the action with hidden cameras. When the actors run into a gang of real-life drug-running guerrillas, they must use all their acting skills, and put their differences aside, if they are to make it to the credits alive.


Another top product from Judd Apatow and friends, the guys behind Knocked Up, Superbad and pretty much every decent American comedy movie these days. Dale Denton and Saul Silver (played by Seth Rogen and James Franco respectively) are two stoners who find themselves on the run when Dale witnesses a murder by the supplier of the rare strain of marijuana they smoke, known as the ‘Pineapple Express.’ An action-packed buddy comedy adventure ensues, seeing the pair involved in gang warfare, car chases and shootouts. Of course they’re completely stoned the whole time, and meanwhile you’ll be in stitches throughout.


Righteous Kill sees the second pairing-up of two of the world’s best actors, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. The first time was in 1995’s Heat (yes, they were both in The Godfather Part II, but didn’t actually appear on screen together, unless you count a transition where one of their scenes fades into the other’s). They will definitely be acting on the same sets, in the same scenes, and in the same film this time, which is obviously great, though the rest of the cast is less to shout about, including as it does Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson. Oh joy. Anyway, back to the real stars. This time they’re both (supposedly) good guys; two New York detectives, both on the verge of retiring as a case they thought they solved years ago comes back to haunt them.

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Out: Sep 22 Think very carefully before buying a copy of this for a girlfriend; sure, she’ll be grateful for it, and everyone will be happy at first…But then she might decide to watch it again. And again. Religiously. She’ll be in heaven, but you’ll be in hell. She may even ask for box sets of the series, if she doesn’t have them already. She can watch it whenever she wants, but the football’s on right now. Don’t be afraid to confiscate the DVD if needs be. Keep the receipt, and make yourself aware of the stores’ returns policies. Just be sure you know what you’re letting yourself in for.



(XBOX 360/PS3) Out: Sep 5 Mercenaries 2 takes the open-world gameplay of Grand Theft Auto and throws it into a war zone, which in this instance is Venezuela. You kill people, blow stuff up and make lots of money, just like in GTA, except that instead of getting chased by cops, you get entire armies gunning for you. Of course you can use all that money to buy big weapons, which you can then use to…yes, kill people and blow stuff up. Still, as you are a mercenary, it might be worth keeping them alive, because in this line of work an enemy today could be a paying customer tomorrow.


(Multi) Out: Sep 19 Set during the gap between episodes III and IV, The Force Unleashed puts you in control of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice. He’ll send you out on missions to hunt down the few surviving Jedi hiding out in the galaxy, and set tasks the Empire itself would not approve of. As no-one can know about your existence, you can not allow anyone that sees you to live, whether they’re Rebel scum or loyal Imperial Stormtroopers. So with you fighting alone against a whole galaxy, it’s lucky then that Vader’s trained you and put a few tricks of the dark side variety up your sleeve. (Release dates are subject to change.)

CLUBLAND the 13th. At the back end of the month the guys from Annihilated Rhythms will be there on the 20th and then it’s Relentless on September 28.



After the big success of their opening night in June, Neuro-Funktion returns to AJ’s Bar on Lincoln Road, Peterborough on September 6. This time with the huge Drum ‘n’ Bass star – Break - known mainly for his work as a producer but his DJ-ing skills are pretty good too. This guys has a reputation for playing the most sought after and deepest unreleased music around. He’ll be supported on the night by Mr. Bang-e, DJ Komplex, Overdrive, Revolution-Arry and DJ Riot. Entry is free with a flyer before midnight and only £3 otherwise.

The Trizzackz guys pay tribute to the hugely successful rapper Tupac who died in 1996 leaving a void in the Hip Hop scene. Almost 12 years to the day of his tragic death Trizzackz celebrate the life and music of Tupac with this special night at The Park in Peterborough on Friday September 5. DJs on the night are L’Roy, Munya and Sab. Doors open at 11pm and tickets are £4 in advance on

DIG DEEP @ DISSIDENT GOLDFINGER’S DUSK ‘TIL DAWN PARTY The Heavyweight Champion DJ of Reggae and Dancehall in the UK, Radio One’s Chris Goldfinger returns to the Boro with a Suite Chocolate gig at The Park on Saturday September 27. Chris loves this venue and will be part of a 7 HOUR URBAN MUSIC MELTDOWN from 11pm-6am. Support comes from DJ Cryer and Supa T - this is one not to be missed. Advance tickets are a fiver on

999 PARTY @ CENTRAL Firefighters, paramedics and police women – what more could you ask for?! It’s the 999 Fancy Dress Party Night at Central nightclub on Broad Street in Stamford on Friday September 5. They’ll be laying on extra entertainment with fire breathers and stilt walkers – all you need to do is get your sexy uniform on and get discounted entry.

After a legendary night of underground house with The Littlemen, Dig Deep returns to Club Dissident on Lincoln Road on Saturday October 4 to collaborate with local deep house sound system Dizzy Funk. After some time off Sean (Dizzy Funk) Johnson who started Dizzy Funk in 2001 touches down for his Dig Deep debut and to celebrate seven years of running the soundsystem. Also providing the beats for the evening over two rooms are DJ's Big Si (Playschool), Yeti and Dan (MUG THE GOAT), Pat Unwin, Rick Mcalpin, Steve Scallon (Dig Deep) The Phono Brothers, Andy & Ian (SAS) and The Audio Gourmet. Admission’s £3 before 11.30pm, £5 after and the doors are from 10pm4.30am.

TUNES @ MI FAMILIA Mi Famlia in Stamford has a great line-up of entertainment out on the decking this month including a few new names behind the turntables. On September 5 it’s Dirt Doctor, MC Magico plays out the tunes on September 6, then on September 7 it’s El Canoso and DJ Might B on

DANNY BYRD HITS DISSIDENT Get yourselves down to Club Dissident on Lincoln Road on September 5 when DJ Danny Byrd comes to the Boro. The night kicks off at 9pm until 3am with Danny on around midnight for an hour. Danny Byrd’s been involved in the Drum & Bass music scene since the late 90's and he’s seen as a pioneer of soulful and vocal liquid funk. Last year saw the Byrd gain a reputation as a DJ to watch, playing places as far as Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Vienna and closer to home in London/UK at the Hospitality nights at Herbal & Heaven. Outside of producing and DJing, Danny also runs Music Production Seminars and online tuition in the UK helping budding music producers. His latest album was released in May, now you can see him live!

TOREADOR TUNES The Toreador café bar on Broad Street in Stamford has DJ Segno on the decks every Friday with a fresh mix of R&B, chart and funky House. Entry’s free from 9pm ‘til 2am and there are plenty of drinks offers too. Sundays it’s the official weekend wind down at the bar with DJs, karaoke, and big drinks promotions with free entry from 8pm ‘til late. See

HYPERBOLIC'S 16TH BIRTHDAY PARTY HYPERBOLIC celebrates 16 years of raving and is still going strong! Expect 15 DJs and seven MCs packed into one amazing night at The Park in Peterborough on Saturday September 20. It’s on from 9pm - 6am with a killer line-up – see for who’s playing and get your tickets for £12 in advance or pay more on the door.



Bomb the Bass is back, but put away that smiley face: this is no nostalgia trip. With ‘Future Chaos’, Tim Simenon revamps his long-running project to produce a record that's fresher than anyone might have expected from an outfit that got its start in the '80s. Simenon calls it ‘electronic music with soul’, but that barely begins to describe it - ‘Future Chaos’ is a synth-rich album boasting guest vocals from Jon Spencer, Mark Lanegan, Fujiya & Miyagi's David Best, Toob and Paul Conboy. It's been 21 years since Bomb the Bass' ‘Beat Dis’ helped usher in the era of sampling, acid house and DJ culture. It's easy to forget how monumental the single was. Going straight to number two in the UK charts, the song's success quickly propelled Simenon from underground DJ to in-demand knobsman. Long before Marc Ronson or Timbaland, he was the go-to guy for the Midas Touch, now he’s back, big time. ‘Future Chaos’ is released on September 15.

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Central & Brownes is Stamford and the surrounding area’s No. 1 venue

We offer 3 rooms & 2 styles of music Introducing the new Glass Shine Finish Gel Nails from Orange County Landmark @ Serpentine Green Shopping Centre

Open Wednesday and Thursday 10-2 Open Friday and Saturday 10-2.45 Main room – R&B, Commercial Dance & Chart Brownes (after midnight) – 70’s, 80’s Funk & Cheese.

Tel: 01733 890689

We are now open from 10am – 7pm nightly

999 Fancy Dress Party

Please call for our exciting monthly offers on beauty products and services

Friday 5th September Sexy policewomen, firefighters, horny paramedics and more! Featuring fire breathers, stilt walkers, freaky entertainers. Discount for fancy dress. Doors open 10pm - 2.45am


Skint Wednesdays

Reloaded Fridays

Dance, R&B, Party and Cheese

R&B, Dance and Old Skool with Leeroy. Free entry before 10.30pm. Open until 2.30am

Partylicious Essentials Thursdays Saturdays The very best in Dance, chart , R&B and Pop. Free Entry before 10.45pm

Providing treatments to suit women and men

Every Saturday, playing the best in R&B, funky House and Old Skool

Every Wednesday in Brownes

The B Factor Karaoke ’Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ on all bottles Free shooter for every song Bottle of Bollinger Champagne for the winner

• The Ultimate Warm Up Cocktail Bar • Live DJ, Cocktail Jugs and Supersize Pitchers • BOGOF All Bottles (Wed to Fri 8-11)

109 Welland Road, Dogsthorpe PE1 3SJ Tel: 01733 894060

(CALL FOR HEN PARTY PACKAGES) R.O.A.R – management reserve the right to withdraw promotions and nights without prior notice – over 18s only.



Come Sunday lunchtime, the dust had settled. Musicians and audience alike began to arrive for the open-session. First of the scheduled acts was Lisa Ambrose, who wowed the audience with her powerful vocal and great harmonica solo, followed by Matt

Named after its inspirational namesake, Mark Randall, the second annual Randall Rootz Festival has come far in two years to put itself on the map as Peterborough’s most successful music festival. Kicking off the weekend at The Brewery Tap was eight-piece band, Legend: The Bob Marley Experience. Led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillps, Legend wowed the near-500 capacity crowd with a two hour set of Marley’s classics. With the crowd dancing and swaying to the vibes, the roof almost lifted off the venue as the set finished and the call for an encore was heard. Supporting earlier in the evening were local soul/funksters Groove Cartel, who put on an amazing warm-up set and lay down the amazing atmosphere that carried on throughout the night. The following day saw the event move outside to Charters on the town bridge, where eleven bands entertained from midday to well past midnight. Pogues tribute band, The Dead Rabbits had drawn the short-straw to play first, but had the 200+ early arrivals enjoying their take on the Irish-punk gems of Shane MacGowen. By the time the Richard Hall Band hit the outdoor stage just after 1pm, the audience had doubled in number and complaints of noise levels from the bass amps were already being received from the neighbours. Next up were Angryman, who Mark Randall had played with (along with The

Rabbits) until his untimely death from cancer in 2007. Playing their first Randall Rootz as a four-piece band, they put on a great set that got the festival revellers up dancing and leadsinger Scott stripping off to the waist for an encore. By mid-afternoon, both the outside and inside of the venue were packed to the rafters and as Sam Beer hit the stage to deliver the most amazing vocal and acoustic set of the day, the only thing that could get better was to hear that Posh had beaten Leyton Orient 3-0! Supporters from both teams arrived and mingled in trouble-free with the families there for the music, proving that Randall Rootz has established itself as a community and family friendly festival too. The atmosphere was perfect as Tres Cojones treated a captivated crowd to a jaw-dropping set of flamenco/jazz guitar and the sun continued to shine. Finishing off the outside events for the day were ten-piece ska/reggae band Rebelation, who had everyone skanking into the night, but not before being treated to a beautiful dusk display of fire-breathing by Leon. Inside at Charters, the Psych-O-Bombs took to the stage and the boat rocked to 60’s garage psych. Then just after midnight, the legendary Houndogs put on a blinding set of rockabilly and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll to end the day of festivities.


Zilch, who’d taken time out from his busy schedule to support the charity work and fundraising of Randall Rootz Community Music, the organisation behind the festival in support of Sue Ryder Care at Thorpe Hall. As the picnic chairs were set out in numbers, local hero Ezio arrived and to everyone’s great delight was joined by Booga. Playing a blinding folk/blues set to around 400 people, the sun came out and shone down on the beautiful setting and brought the Randall Rootz Festival Mk2 to an official close. As the audience enjoyed the relaxed Sunday afternoon and the organisers cleared the stage, an impromptu Irish jam session took place under a gazebo and the festival was declared a huge success. Several thousand pounds expected to have been raised for Thorpe Hall Hospice, a great community sprit and a damn good time was had by all. Andy Whittaker

Meet Ragestar - a band made up of five feisty girls, each bringing a unique element to the group that they say they’d be lost without! “We're not your average girl band,” they tell us, “we're real, raw and speak our minds and that's what makes us Ragestar! “We’re all heavily influenced by different styles of music which enables us to carry off different genres. We don't pigeon hole ourselves into one category - we have a rocky, raunchy flavour with an R & B twist!” Ragestar already have an album’s worth of material that they’re currently recording and say they have plenty more in the pipeline! Check them out at Ebeneezers on Friday September 19 tickets are available from AMS Promotions on 01733 766483 or email

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Live Music

Members Club New members welcome

September 6th Bottled Out 13th Phoenix 20th Grumpy Old Men 27th Houndogs


Admission £2 – members free Admission £2 – members free Admission £2 – members free Admission £2 – members free

A selection of fine real ales Darts, dominoes, crib, snooker and pool also available

Grove Street, Peterborough Tel: 01733 567352 Function room available for party hire (not Saturdays)

5th Sept The latest great fun night to hit The Cock Inn - Guitar Karaoke!

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP • Real Ales • Large enclosed garden • Community family pub • Home cooked food served from 11am -11pm • Sunday lunches served from midday - £4.99 with all the trimmings • Live music Sat 6th - The Band Sat 13th - TBC Sat 20th - Golden Sounds Disco Sat 27th - Moonlight Shadows

Sycamore Avenue, Dogsthorpe Tel: 01733 768058

Cock Inn W E R R I N G T O N

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Mon Night Biker Nite Food served Mon Thur 12-6pm Fri-Sun 12pm - 4pm Thurs Nite Steak Nite Sunday Roast - £6 SKY Sports

September 6th Not to Scale 12th Leon 13th Karaoke 19th Mowtown and Soul night 20th The Brays 26th Karaoke 27th Storm

Experience the new craze to hit the UK! Become the next Rock Star Test your skill on a console game that interacts both visually and physically. Play your favourite rock anthem in front of a live audience on a crystal clear digital sound system and unlock the rock star in you!

1305 Lincoln Road, Werrington, Peterborough



Sawtry Working Men’s Club





The Blue Bell

The Park


Park Road

The Hit Or Miss

Cross Keys


Oundle Road


Cock Inn

Bretton Centre


Town Bridge



THE PULSE Grove Street

Cherry Tree

RETROLUX Oundle Road

The Crab and Winkle



Golden Fleece





Oundle Road

Cock Inn




The Dragon

The Hit or Miss

Fayre Spot

The Plough





Farcett Fen



Glass Onion


Burghley Road

Bar 23 March


SAT SEP 6 The Plough



Cherry Tree





Cherry Tree

HOOKER Oundle Road

The Hit Or Miss

PORKY PIG Stamford

The Deeping Stage


Market Deeping


The Park


Park Road


Cherry Tree

PHOENIX Ebeneezers



The Deeping Stage


Market Deeping

FRI SEP 12 Cherry Tree

Grove Street





Golden Fleece


Red Lion


Fayre Spot

CROSSFIRE Bretton Centre




Golden Fleece


The Park


Goodbarns Yard

Cherry Tree

HOUNDOGS Oundle Road


The Park





Brewery Tap Westgate


Grove Street



JOHN O LEARY BAND Sycamore Avenue



Town Bridge

Golden Fleece

STORM Stamford


Mi Familia

Mi Familia







Cross Keys


The Park

Town Bridge

The Park


(Motorhead tribute) Corn Exchange




Mi Familia Stamford

MARK DEREK Werrington

Don’s Club


Park Road

Swiss Cottage

The Solstice



Brewery Tap

Fayre Spot



Bretton Centre

Cherry Tree









Golden Fleece


Cock Inn

Oundle Road



PANDORA’S BOX Eastfield Road




Park Road


Clay Lane

Oundle Road

The Park

Oundle Road


Garton End Road

The Whittle Way



The Comet



Cock Inn


Corn Exchange

Cherry Tree


Sycamore Avenue


Brewery Tap

NOT TO SCALE Werrington

Prince of Wales Feathers

The Solstice

Charters Town Bridge

Town Centre




Cock Inn

The Whittle Way Stanground


Sycamore Avenue

Golden Fleece






PARK LANE Grove Street


Farcett Fen

Bricklayers Arms



The Plough


Park Road






The Solstice



Cherry Tree




Cross Keys







Brennans Bar




The Solstice







Grove Street


Paston Lane

Mi Familia




The Whittle Way




Mi Familia

Park Road


TUE SEP 30 The Park Park Road


FRI OCT 3 Whittle Way

PORKY PIG Stanground

Cross Keys Oundle Road


SAT OCT 4 Lime Tree Paston Lane


If you wanna get your gigs in ESP for free e-mail or fax on 01733 579708 or post to: ESP Magazine, PO Box 431, Peterborough, PE6 7FG.


Great Live Music • Real Ale Emporium • Traditional ciders • Extensive range of Belgian/Continental Beers, Whisky and Wine • Relax by the river in the largest beer garden in the City Centre • Open late every day

SEPTEMBER Fri 5 Sat 6 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14

Big Joe Louis Solo Jay Tamkin Band Mick Pini Band Electric Experience Charters Custom & Classic Bike Show, Houndogs live 3.30pm – 5.30pm Sat 27 John O Leary Band

• Food served every day • Sunday carvery from £7.95 • Function room available for weddings and corporate events • Real Ales served • B&B available with en-suite rooms • Regular entertainment • Quiz night every Wednesday

September Entertainment • Fri 5th Charity Night - in aid of children’s housing scheme. Live music/raffle/auction • Sat 13th Disco • Fri 26th Disco Town Bridge, Peterborough

London St, Whittlesey. Tel: 01733 351001

01733 315700


Bar and Restaurant

NEW MENU AVAILABLE ALL AUTHENTIC LATIN AMERICAN RECIPES Served 12 noon onwards 7 days a week Fresh fruit cocktails and smoothies FREE WI FI IN BOTH SITES!!! 2-3 Cheyne Walk, Stamford Tel: 01780 481414


• Tapas (50 items), Latin Specials • Served 2pm ‘til late every day • Heated covered patio area • Funktastic cocktail bar • Function room for hire • Upstairs lounge with sofas

September 5th Dirt Doctor(DJ) 6th MC Magico (DJ) 7th El Canoso (DJ) 12th Maslow (live music) 13th Might B (DJ) 14th Tompani Blues Band 19th The Maniacs (live Music) 20th Annihilated Rhythms (DJ) 21st El Tano (live music) 26th Moonlight Shadows (live music) 27th Closed for private function 28th Relentless (DJ) SALSA DANCING EVERY TUESDAY £5 per lesson 7.30pm – 9pm, free dance after.

Old Barn Passage, St Mary’s Street, Stamford Tel: 01780 766338



As festy season draws to a close, Andy reports back from Cambridge and prepares for a final fling at Grassroots… sitting on your favourite chair - so comfortable and relaxing. You know it should be decent and whether you agree with the headline act or not is partially immaterial because you know you will find something you like.

It’s getting to the stage now that when you look at the calendar the summer and the festival season is behind us. OK so the weather hasn’t been that Mediterranean but the festys have been plentiful and on the whole very good. Is it a time to look back with beer goggles on? Or a time to look forward with….er…beer goggles on? We have still got a couple to do - by the time this hits the streets we will be at The Rhythm Festival near Bedford and I’m sure it will probably be the festival of the summer for us. A great venue, great bands and sure enough, friendly as it gets. The sun will also be shining… Then there’s The Grassroots Festival at The Plough on September 5-7 which is promising to be a chilled-out affair with a definite 60’s festival feel fused with modern day technology and music. Check it out, ( it will be your last chance locally this year to partake of an open air festival. So what of late? Well, Cambridge Folk Festival, a festival I’ve been to for the last eleven years bar one. I was talking to my mate Pete on the campsite and we both sort of came to the same conclusion that it’s not a festival you really book because of who’s playing, you just go… because it’s Cambridge, it is an event. A bit like Henley Regatta or the Grand National I guess. You go for the great atmosphere and to see the people you only meet up with once a year. You go to see if the Guinness tent is in the same position or that the food stalls are the same. This is part of its charm, when you get on site it’s like

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There’s a certain part of you that knows you’ll be safe and that everything will run like clockwork and that as always the organisation will be superb… BUT, and it is a big but, this year I found it different. It felt like a middle-aged man who realised he couldn’t carry on the way he used to (not me then!). The volume had to be turned down to keep the neighbours happy which resulted in The Levellers playing at about half volume. You couldn’t get near the main stage either, or see what was happening. There wasn’t enough space to sit down in comfort and like a grumpy old man, tempers were fraying on the Saturday and Sunday… not in a big way but in a very British, grumpy way. The problem I guess is tradition versus change. Why no big screen half-way down the field so everyone could see what was happening on the stage? Why were there so many people crammed in on Saturday and Sunday? To me a very reasonable solution to this would be to move the main festival site to Coldhams Common – it’s far bigger and not so many neighbours to moan about the noise. Maybe I’m missing something and admittedly I don’t know the implications of such a change but should the festival carry on like this year it will start to lose its magic and that’s what Cambridge has always had - magic. It may serve the organisers well to have a wander over to something like The Rhythm Festival and refresh their thoughts on the comfort and enjoyment of the fee paying festy goer. Will I go back next year? Probably… and they say tobacco is hard to give up! So that’s another summer done…we have survived, the VW van hasn’t,,, it needs a new sunroof and at 3ft wide by 5ft long it’s gonna be pricey. Anyone out there knows how to fix ‘em? It’s a wind back one if that helps!

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PUBGUIDE Bluebell (WERRINGTON) • Family Friendly Pub • Food served Tuesday - Sunday • Regular live entertainment • Real Ales always served • Beer Garden with designated heated smoker’s area The Green, Werrington. Tel: 01733 571264

Toreador • £2.40 pint and bottles 11am - 7pm everyday • Dart board and pool table • Wed night £2.10 pints and bottles from 7pm-12am • DJ every friday night • Fri and sat nights open till 1am • Sunday funday - various entertainment from 7pm • We welcome groups and parties.

Broad Street Stamford Tel: 01780 756420

Coopers • Food served daily 12-7pm • Real ales served • Beer patio and smoking area • Karaoke Saturdays • Family friendly – kids welcome • Darts and pool played • Sunday lunch only £4

Copeland, South Bretton. Tel: 01733 269995

The Whittle Way • Live music every Friday (see ESP Gig Guide) • All Sky Sports events on large screen TV • Real Ales • Quiz night every Sunday • Function room available • Beer garden Central Square, Stanground Tel: 01733 340304

The Harrier • Real Ales served daily • Sky + Setanta - all sporting events shown with drinks offers for the big matches • Food served daily 12pm-9.30pm and Sunday 11am-9.30pm • Karaoke now every Friday • Don’t miss a thing in our heated and covered designated smoking terrace with TV’s and sound system • 3 beer gardens • Free pool on Sundays

Gunthorpe Road, Gunthorpe Tel: 01733 575 362

The Boat

Bluebell (GLINTON)

• Sky and Setanta Sports shown • 10 gravity fed real ales and ciders • Patio garden and Petanque terrain • 70+ single malt whiskies • Bed and breakfast • Bar snacks • Small parties and functions catered for

Ramsey Rd, Whittlesey. Tel: 01733 01733 202488

• Food served daily ‘til 9pm except Monday night • Sunday Lunch - 12-7pm, booking advisable • Open all day Fri, Sat, Sun • Large country style beer garden • Fine real ales • Karaoke every last Saturday of the month High Street, Glinton Tel: 01733 252285

Carpenters Arms

The Fox

• Real Ales served • All satellite premiership matches shown • Sunday lunch 12pm-4pm • Food served daily 12pm-7pm • Regular live music (see ESP gig guide) • Beer garden with dedicated heated smoking area

• Family friendly pub with beer garden • Fully refurbished bar and restaurant • Home cooked bar food daily • A La Carte restaurant Thurs - Sat evenings (booking required) • Sunday lunch 12-5pm - booking essential • Garden marquee available for functions, weddings etc. • Petanque terrain • Outside bars and hog roast available

South St, Stanground. Tel: 01733 894554

The Fox, Folksworth Tel: 01733 240 258


The Ruddy Duck

• Fully refurbished bar and restaurant • Sky and Setanta sports • Beer garden and patio • New Menu - introducing ‘The Famous Five’ - five meals for £4.95 (each) • Live music (see ESP gig guide) • Entertainment every 2nd and 4th Saturday • Families welcome ‘til 8pm

• Homemade food served 7 days a week • Senior citizen’s lunch Mon-Sat • Early bird menu served Sun-Fri • Traditional Sunday Lunch 12.00-2.30pm • Booking advised at weekends • Children’s menu – cosy friendly atmosphere • Real ales - drinkers always welcome

Eastfield Road, Peterborough Tel: 01733 562724

St Pegas Road, Peakirk Tel: 01733 252426

Lime Tree

Golden Fleece

• Live entertainment - SEE ESP GUIDE • Live Sky sports • Real Ales • Beer gardens front and rear • Two pool tables • Quiz every Sunday night • Function room for hire Paston Lane, Walton Tel: 01733 708320

• Food served daily • Live music every weekend (see ESP Gig Guide) • Karaoke every Thursday & Sunday • Real Ales served in our welcoming bar • Prize quiz first Wed every month Sheep Market, Stamford. Tel: 01780 763749

The Greyhound (EYE)


• Home Cooked Food served daily 12 - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9pm • Sundays 12 - 4pm & 6pm - 9pm • Large beer garden with children’s play area • Real Ales, Charles Wells, Adnam’s and Young’s • Small parties catered for in our garden marquee • Family friendly

• Live music every weekend (check ESP Gig Guide) • Food served Mon-Friday • Sky + Setanta sports • Real Ales • Free pool on Tuesdays • Large family beer garden

Crowland Road, Eye Green Tel: 01733 222487

St Pauls Road, Dogsthorpe Tel: 01733 554890

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POSH PUBLICATION! Peterborough United are back in action this month with some tasty local derbies to get fans excited and also with their new look mag. The new and improved Match Day Magazine has undergone a major re-design over the close season with 92 pages of new features and interviews, not to mention the latest from the Boardroom, the management and the club captain. The magazine has a larger format, 24 more pages than last season and the first issue included an extensive interview with summer signing Sergio Torres, looking back at his time in his home country Argentina.

Club chairman Darragh MacAnthony will be a regular contributor, captain Craig Morgan gives an insight into the dressing room and they look back at the Premier League debut of midfielder Micah Hyde on the opening day. There’s also a ‘Where Are They Now?’ feature, a review of all the League One results and a new room-mates feature which has already starred Joe Lewis and James McKeown. Grab your copy for £3 from sellers around the stadium and from the London Road Club Shop. This month the ones to hit the terraces for are local derbies at Northampton Town on

September 13 and Milton Keynes Dons on September 27. Home matches at London Road this month are against Bristol Rovers on September 6 which is live on Sky Sports and against Tranmere on September 20 which is not on Sky. Catch up with all the latest on and listen in to the ‘Two Posh Geezers’ show every Wednesday night on Lite FM when ESP’s Pep Cipriano and Posh’s Phil Adlam talk sport.

WE’RE GOING TO THE DOGS If you fancy a little trackside action and a few bets to get your pulse racing you need to try a night out at the Greyhound Stadium in Peterborough – it’s the dogs danglies! We’re always on the look out for some serious social action so we’ve joined forces with the stadium to give you a top night out that could see you quids in. The Raceview Grandstand at Peterborough now has a capacity of over 1,000 seats for customers at tables, all with a view of the racing circuit and easy access to the indoor Totes, making Peterborough one of the top five tracks in the country. It’s even been featured in a Brit-flick called ‘Six Bend Trap’ due out soon. If you decide to make even more of a night of it and book into the restaurant for a meal (pre-book and pre-paid on 01733 296939), the great thing is that while you chill out and enjoy the food and a few bevies, state of the art technology means messengers carrying mini Tote machines come to you to take your bets. They’re then transmitted instantly to the central Tote system by radio link and your ticket’s printed for you at the table. Winnings are also paid out on the spot. Result! If you’re in business and want to give your staff a night out or impress your clients you can also book

FREE ENTRY AND A PINT FOR A PENNY! With our special offer each person can go to the dogs for

one of two separate areas for corporate entertaining. There are loads of free car parking spaces too, so grab your mates and get clicking or texting and have a night out and a drink on us and Peterborough Greyhound Stadium. You’ll find the stadium at Fengate - to find out more visit or call 01733 296939.

free and have a drink for just a penny. You’ll get admission to the Grandstand free (usually £5.00) and either a pint (Fosters, Websters or John Smiths Smooth or equivalent) or a single house spirit and mixer for just 1p. The ESP Reader Offer is only available with a voucher and is valid for any Tuesday or Wednesday up to and including Tuesday September 30, 2008. Programmes will be available priced £1. To receive your voucher for the single admission and pint offer, just text us the word ‘dogs’ along with your NAME and EMAIL address on the number shown, or email to receive your voucher along with your NAME and PHONE NUMBER. Alternatively log onto and click on the Greyhound Stadium logo on the home page to print out your own voucher.


07762 147679

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RADIO THRILLED THE ICE HOCKEY STAR With the kids back at school, and the British summer (rain) turning to autumn (rain and wind), The Peterborough Phantoms return to the ice for the new ice hockey season. This time they have a new coach, some new players and fresh support from Lite FM… The Phantoms have had a busy summer, which has seen them out and about building interest in both the sport and the team throughout Greater Peterborough. They also found themselves on the radio with none other than ESP’s Pep Cipriano as he co-hosts the ‘Two Posh Geezers’ sports show on Lite FM. It was to plug the fact that the station is the team’s new radio partner for this season and will be keeping everyone up to date on The Phantoms over the coming weeks on 106.8 FM. The Phantoms will be sporting the Lite FM branding this season on uniforms and at match nights and Lite FM Programme Controller Gregg Nunney told ESP - “Lite FM are delighted to be the official radio partners of The Phantoms for the new season. Sport in Peterborough is front page news these days, and our commitment to our city’s stars keeps on getting stronger. "You’ll be able to hear the latest news on our Wednesday night sports show 'Talking Sport with Two Posh Geezers', win tickets with Keith at breakfast on a Thursday and get the latest match reports with Mike on a Sunday morning.” The 2008/9 Phantoms will have a familiar look with the majority of the team signed from last season, but will also see a number of young ‘prospect’ players battling for a spot on the team. These players are bridging the gap between The Phantoms and the new Academy, which will be used to provide extra training and coaching to the next generation of Phantoms.

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This season will see a change at the helm with new coach Colin Patterson coming in to replace Phil David and former Peterborough Pirate Tim Peacock coming in as Colin’s assistant. Patterson is from British Columbia in Canada and joins The Phantoms with vast experience and the highest of recommendations. If you’ve never been to the ice hockey before maybe this should be the year you give it a try. It’s all action, exciting to watch and the fans are friendly. Don’t worry if you don’t know the rules – you’ll pick it up – just cheer on our guys and get caught up in the atmosphere. The Phantoms start the season with a pre-season friendly against the Elite League’s Nottingham Panthers on September 3 (8pm). Panthers include Peterborough born and trained David Clarke who’s returned to Nottingham after playing in Italy last season. The pre-season schedule continues with games falling on either September 6 or 7 and September 13 or 14 before the club face local rivals Milton Keynes Lightning twice on the weekend of September 20 and 21 in ‘The Ashes’. Phantoms’ league season commences on September 27 with an away trip to face the Slough Jets. The club’s first home game of the season will be on Sunday September 28 when the Swindon Wildcats visit the Peterborough Arena. Phantoms generally play their home games on a Sunday evening and games face-

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off at 5.30pm (Doors open 4.30). The Peterborough Arena also has a bar and café as well as The Phantoms’ merchandise stand and supporters clubs. ESP Magazine will also feature on The Phantoms 2008/9 shirts and we’ll be covering the team’s progress each month. We’ll also be taking our cameras down to a game this season along with our new Face of ESP. For the latest news, visit Upcoming Home Fixtures:

PRE-SEASON 3 September

Nottingham Panthers (8pm)

6/7 September


13/14 September TBC 21 September


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Milton Keynes (5.30)

Swindon (5.30) Slough (5.30)

12 October

Guildford (5.30)

18 October

Sheffield (5.30)

26 October

Slough (5.30)

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