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March - April 2014

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Welcome & Contents

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elcome to another Focus magazine and haven’t we been lucky in this region by avoiding the worst of the flooding, you can’t imagine what it’s like. Even our distributors were tested, with magazines being delivered in difficult, wet and windy conditions. March 4th sees an early Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) with Mothers Day on the 30th.

around the corner, we will soon be in the garden again. A note for the diary, Easter this year is 18th through to 21st April. Locally, on Sunday 20th April a Heritage Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Blisworth Parish Church, 2.00pm start. Roade village walk takes place on 8th March, meet 10.30 at The Cock. If you are thinking about a certain big day, then make a note of Sunday 13th April, for the Sulgrave Manor Wedding Fair, 11 – 4pm.

Also on Mothers Day, British Summer Time begins and we all welcome that! Lighter evenings are bringing a refreshing feel to the air and with spring time just

Contents

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March - April 2014 Issue Number 18

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Computers

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Education

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Pets

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Services

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

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Tradespeople

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Homes

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Windows & Conservatories

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Gardens

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Diary of Events

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Motors

Plumbing Training Centre recently opened in Northampton town centre can help, offering Government funded apprenticeships, see pages 20-21 for further details. Finally, see details on how to “Find the Focus Family” in our New Competition on pages 6 & 7, with a chance to win a wonderful “Family” prize at Bliss Lane Nursery Pets Corner, Cream Teas for 2 adults and 2 child passes to feed the lambs and goats. Roll on summer…

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Get fit and have some fun! Check out our Health Beauty & Fitness section for details and adverts for exercise classes and local gyms see pages 14 to 16

To advertise call us on 01327 353753 or 07754 434960 email: mail@focusmagazinegroup.co.uk visit: www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk Follow us on Twitter: @FocusMagazines Find us on Facebook: FocusMagazineGroup Published by: Focus Magazine Group, The Studio 15 Buckingham Way, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6JY Advertise your business locally from as little as £20 a month - Call us on 01327 353753

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of businesses whose adverts appear in Focus Midshires, whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that the descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Any reproduction of any material is forbidden without the written consent of the publishers. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by the advertisers.

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Garden Centre

Growing your own potatoes is easy! All you need is a bit of ground and a trowel (and some seed potatoes) and you’re away. Below is our “how to” guide on growing your own delicious potatoes. Maturity First Earlies Second Earlies Main Crop Salads

Plant March-April April-May April-May March-April

Depth 10cm 10cm 10cm 10cm

Distance 30cm 30cm 37.5cm 30cm

With Between Rows 45cm 45cm 67.5cm 45cm

Harvest June-August July-September September-October July-September

1. Choosing your Potato

3. Earthing Up

There are loads of different types; decide how you want to eat it and when you want to eat it and you’re half way there. See the table above for timings and come in and ask one of our team for the most delicious varieties.

When the potatoes have grown out of the ground a few inches pull earth around the plant giving the plant more soil to grow in and improving drainage.

2. Planting Before planting, dig your plot over with some manure to increase organic content. Plant your seed potatoes in rows with about 30cm between each potato and 45 cm between each row.

4. Harvesting Scrape away some soil and check the potatoes have grown to the size you want, pull them out of the soil and try not to leave any stragglers behind.

5. Storing Leave your tubers out to dry for a few hours, then store them in a cool, frost free, airy environment away from light. Hessian sacks are ideal for storing as they allow excellent air circulation (available in store).

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BELL PLANTATION GARDEN CENTRE

Watling Street Towcester NN12 6GX Tel: 01327 354126 FREE PARKING

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elcome to a NEW competition which will tease you into looking very carefully within our magazine. We are giving our long standing Sudoku a rest and introducing a new brain teaser FOR ALL THE FAMILY to take part in.

Introducing the Focus Family: Frank, the Dad, Faye the Mum, Floss, their Daughter and Felix, the Son.

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Entertainment & Leisure You will have no doubt seen our “Focus people” throughout many of our magazines and now use many similar to promote the Focus Find it online directory. Search out our family and be entered into a draw to *win cream teas for 2 adults and 2 child passes to feed the lambs and goats at Bliss Lane Nursery, Flore. den as individuals in Our Focus family are hid in this issue of the with four separate adverts engaging in an n see be y ma and magazine essories. acc nt ere activity or wearing diff advert that you find Just make a note of each d within then simply lose enc each family member s to: email or post your finding egroup.co.uk zin charlotte@focusmaga The Studio, or post to Focus Family, cester NN12 6JY. 15 Buckingham Way, Tow is 2nd April 2014. Closing date for entries

The winner of our Sudoku puzzle from our last issue was Chris Ager from Nether Heyford.

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Pets

Steps to take when you find a lump on your pet

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inding a lump on your pet can be very worrying. These may be cysts, abscesses, foreign body or tick bite reactions but could be benign or malignant tumours.

When finding a lump on your pet it is sensible to get it checked as soon as possible by a vet. Hopefully you will find that it is nothing to worry about! However, if it is found to be malignant, treatment can be started sooner meaning that it is more likely to be successful. After examining a lump on your pet, the vet may suggest one of three options: 1. Monitor the lump for any significant change in size, shape or appearance. 2. Take a small sample from the lump (called a fine needle aspirate) which

is sent to the lab for assessment. In most animals this is a procedure which can be carried out without the need for sedation. A small needle is inserted into the lump to harvest some cells for examination. If the lump is found to be benign it does not necessarily need removing but should continue to be monitored for any change in appearance. The lump may need removing if, for example, it is causing discomfort or gets infected. Malignant tumours generally require removal and can require further investigations such as Xrays to ensure the tumour has not spread elsewhere. 3. Have the lump removed. This requires a general anaesthetic. It is often advised to have the lump sampled prior to this so that surgery can be planned.

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Luxury Cattery Our cattery located in Flore offers the most modern cattery facility available within a beautiful secluded rural setting. Your cats health, safety and comfort is our priority and our light spacious, heated chalets provide the ideal environment for your cat. As a fab (feline advisory board) listed cattery you are assured that your cat will receive the best attention and care. Small Animal Boarding‌... Is now available at the cattery. Guinea pigs and bunnies can now be cared for in purpose built hutches with grass runs available. Their usual diet will be catered for with fresh fruit and vegetables available daily. Hamster care is also part of our service where you can bring their own home and we will ensure they are cleaned and exercised regularly. Call 01327 341475 to place a booking or arrange a viewing. www.cloverleacattery.co.uk Cloverlea, Brington Road, Flore, Northants, NN7 4NQ Easy access from A45, A5 or M1

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Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) – To encourage investments in small British trading companies, investors receive valuable Tax benefits. 30% Income Tax relief is available on investments of up to £1million and £200,000 in new EIS and VCT shares respectively. EIS can also be used to defer other Capital Gains you may have. Dividends from a VCT are Tax free. Gains in both EIS and VCT are exempt from CGT when the investment is sold. Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA) – Designed to encourage the renovation

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Services of property in “Designated Disadvantaged Areas”, BPRA opportunities can provide 100% Tax relief on any qualifying expenditure. Growth Funds – Investing in Unit Trusts / OEICS for capital growth as opposed to income means that on the sale of the investments, any gains within your annual CGT exemption (currently £10,900) will not be liable to Tax. Additionally, any gains over the CGT exemption will be taxed at CGT rates rather than the higher Income Tax rates. The above is a very brief summary of some of the opportunities available. It is not intended to cover the rules and regulations. A firm of professional advisers like Chancery, can advise you on all your Tax affairs including everything you need to know about Tax efficient investments. Article provided by Chancery. Chancery is a firm of Accountants and Tax Planners with offices in Towcester, Milton Keynes and London. To contact Chancery please call Roger Eddowes, Managing Partner at Chancery on 01327 350888 or visit: www.chancerypartnership.com

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Towcester and Brackley Leisure Centres offer a wide variety of great facilities and are packed full of exciting and energetic activities to put a spring in your step. With tips, guidance and advice from our friendly team, you’ll soon be well on your way to feeling great. Across the three centres, three gym’s host a full range of state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment,

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Tradespeople The classes, although used as an effective way to lose weight combined with a healthy diet, promote fitness and well being first and increase your fitness levels by attending class regularly. Thus helping you to improve your well being and weight loss by following this combination. My classes are fun and active with a really wide range of musical tastes and styles, for people of varying ages, ability size and shape! No matter who you are or your fitness level, you will find these classes affective and most importantly, friendly and fun! So much so, people tell me how much they look forward to coming to get their next Zumba fix! Focus’s very own Charlotte has been attending a class for 4 weeks and says “I feel my fitness has improved already. Due to the wide range of ages and mix of people, I do not feel under the spot light, this helps me put more into it. I have never become bored as there is good variety in the music. Above all it is genuinely great fun, although the thigh burner is a killer! I have never left a class thinking I’m not going back”.

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Tradespeople Check they have insurance Ask your tradesman what liability insurance they have. Get a detailed quote The more specific the estimate you’re given before work begins, the better. All labour and material costs should be documented and ideally time frames too. Set a job rate rather than a day rate Even when the workman you’re hiring knows their stuff, projects can still overrun. If he is being paid a daily rate, then there’s little incentive to get the job done quickly. If it's not possible to fix a price for everything, agree with the worker before starting that any additional work should be authorised by you first. Draw up a proper contract If the work is going to cost a significant sum of money, then it’s well worth drawing up a contract. When work has finished... Check the quality and if possible pay by credit card because you get extra protection if you pay for things this way.

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The new centre will also provide an extensive range of short courses for existing operatives. This includes the

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Tradespeople GAS Safe ACS qualifications via reassessment to current cardholders, water regulations, health and safety and alternative energies. The college will not be running ‘fast track’ courses. Eamon Wilson, Managing Director of EAS Mechanical Ltd, comments: “I am delighted to be opening this centre in Northampton. I believe this is a much-needed resource for the town and having been through the whole process myself I believe we can engage not only with the candidates but also with employers at a level that will benefit benefit all. My aim is to help train the area’s future generation of craftsmen and women to the high standard needed within the wider industry, while also helping local employers have greater choice and input into the training they can offer their staff, and themselves.” To find find out more about the EAS Mechanical training Centre, or to arrange a visit, please call Eamon on: 01604 630823 / 01604 583060 or email easmech@me.com

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loudy2Clear Windows, the Northampton based window repair company, are revolutionising how homeowners view double glazing in our area. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has grown rapidly as customers take advantage of their services. Managing Director Trevor Skidmore, is convinced that much of his success is down to the fact that he employs tradesmen, not salesmen. ‘If you think about it, who wants to deal with the dreaded double glazing salesman? The thought of going through the whole tedious process of haggling with someone who arrives at 7 at night and then camps themselves in your house until midnight is not one most people find attractive. A lot of our customers are elderly and can

feel very pressurised by sales tactics. We set out from day one to be very different.’ Trevor makes very sure his customers are looked after right from the first time Cloudy2Clear arrive at the house. ‘All our staff arrive in uniforms so the customer knows who they are and I insist that they wear plastic overshoes to protect the customers carpets. We then measure the windows that have a problem and price the job up there and then, which usually takes around 15 minutes. If the customer wants the job doing we’ll arrange installation but if they want to call us back later that’s fine. What I don’t want to hear from any of my customers is that they felt pushed into anything. It’s just not our style. We’re trying to give the glazing industry a reputable face and the evidence of my order book tells me my customers like our approach.’ So, if your windows are steamed • Trevor Skidmore up, broken or damaged give Trevor a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be more than happy to help!

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Roade Village Walk

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Farmer's Market & Breakfast

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Blisworth Bookworms

Monday 24th March 2014 and Monday 28th April 2014 t If you would like to join us please contac Maggie Turton 01604 858594

Blisworth Film Club

2014 About Time Thursday 27th March 2014 Sunshine on Leith Thursday 24th April

Gardens Sulgrave Manor Wedding Fair

Sunday 13th April 2014 11am - 4pm FREE ENTRY www.sulgravemanor.org.uk Tel: 01295 760205

Coffee Morning at St Peter & St Paul Nether Heyford

Every first Saturday at 10:00am for 2 hours In the Church Rooms, coffee, home-made cakes, raffle, bring and buy stall www.achurchnearyou.com/heyford-pari sh-church

Ashton Mums and Tots Group

Thursday afternoons 13.30-15.15. Contact Lynne Turnbull 075454 62892

Lamport Hall Antique and Collectors Fair

Easter Sunday 20th and Easter Monday 21st 10.00am - 4.00p m Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northampton shire For more information or to book a stall ring Antiques 2 Go on 01327 871797 or visit www.antiques2go.co.uk

Blisworth Heritage Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 20th April 2014 2:00-5:00pm Starting at Blisworth Parish Church, explore the Heritage of Blisworth Village and win an Easter Egg, ( 50p entry) www.blisworthheritage.org.uk phone 01604 858602

SPECIALISTS IN ARBORICULTURE ‡ 75(( )(//,1* ',60$17/( ‡ 3581,1* ‡ &52:1 7+,11,1* ‡ /$1'6&$3,1* ‡ )(1&,1* ‡ +('*( 75,00,1* ‡ 67803 *5,1',1* ‡ 732 75((6 81'(57$.(1 ‡ $OO RXU RSHUDWLYHV DUH 137& TXDOL¿HG FREE ‡ 3XEOLF /LDELOLW\ CONSULTATION ,QVXUDQFH & QUOTATIONS ‡ 'HEULV FOHDUHG UHPRYHG

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Gutter Clearing SPECIAL OFFER

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TEL IAN 01327 352 077 OR MOBILE 07880 870 410 E-MAIL IAN AT iancart1@aol.com

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39 Kingsley Road, Silverstone, Towcester Northants NN12 8UE

www.alanmuxlow.co.uk

Landscaping Garden Maintenance Garden Design • Fully trained and qualified Horticulturalist • All aspects of gardening, landscaping and garden design undertaken • Regular or one off work undertaken • Friendly, reliable service Leigh Essery FdSc Tel: 07729 737481 Email: essery_horticulture@hotmail.co.uk

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Specialising in service and repairs to all makes and models of garden machinery Rotary & Cylinder Mowers | Ride-ons | Rotavators | Generators | Clipper & Chain Sharpening | All hand held machines Tel: 01327 350274 Mob: 07754 610384

www.apgardenmachines.co.uk

Unit 16 Burcote Wood Business Park, Wood Burcote, Towcester Northants NN12 8TA

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TRADE & GENERAL PUBLIC CUSTOMERS WELCOME FULL DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE Silverstone Fields Farm Silverstone, NN12 8TB

Call: 01327 354422 www.linnellbros.co.uk

Low Maintenance Fencing, Railings & Gates Choice of colours, heights and widths, no painting or treating

Up to 25 years guarantee

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Handy Numbers EMERGENCY SERVICES Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Police Police (non-emergency) Crimestoppers Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue

999 or 112 101 0800 555 111 01604 797 000

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0808 802 02 02 0845 4647 01536 492 000 01604 634 700

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0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999 0800 771 881

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