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s we head into the Christmas festivities, am sure you’ll find lots of inspiration for good places to eat out, and help with the present shopping in this issue. It’s never too early to start planning projects for next year, so will let you have a look through. There are plenty of events going on (see page 30), for us all to enjoy. As always keep the emails coming, and I’ll do my best to include them all. My family and I had our first visit to the Harpole Scarecrow Festival in September. What a

the last issue ... not sure that has ever happened in any of our magazines!

great community event, despite the rain on the Sunday. The raindrops on the “Mary Berry soggy bottom” message did make me smirk! Thank you to everyone who entered our Sudoku competition, and to the one person with two possible answers! .. so this time I’m not saying anything, just in case. However would you believe the same person won as did in

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This issue you have an extra chance to win a meal out. The Heart of England Pub at Weedon has kindly sponsored a cryptic quiz ... I’ll be impressed if anyone gets all the answers right, so the prize goes to the person with the most correct if not. It is a bit of fun, but if you email mail@focusmagazinegroup.co.uk I’ll gladly send the answers after closing date. Well as this last issue of 2013 closes, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and all good times in 2014.

The deadline for xt advertising in your ne s ire issue of Focus Midsh is the 4th December

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November - December 2013 Issue Number 16

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Food & Drink

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Education

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

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Pets

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Computers

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Services

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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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Motors

Find out what’s on locally Your Diary of Events is on page 30

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Outside Catering | Hospitality | Weddings | Events | Special Occasions Lemon Zest Contemporary Cuisine Unit 15, Buckingham Court, Network 43 Brackley, Northants NN13 7EU A Warm Welcome Awaits You

Visit us to enjoy the Grand Union Canal and beautiful rolling countryside from our heated decking area and fabulous landscaped gardens We are now taking bookings for Christmas Party Nights throughout December as well as reservations for our 5 course Christmas Day Lunch and New Years Eve “Monte Carlo” night entertainment Limited availability for festive accommodation,

Whatever the reason for your visit a warm friendly welcome is offered to all

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Private Christmas Parties and Entertainment by arrangement Candlelit Christmas Eve Dinner £35 per head inclusive Christmas Day Luncheon and Cruise £59 per head, child £29 Boxing Day Luncheon £35 per head, child £20 New Years Eve Celebration Champagne, Fine Wine, Dining and Live Entertainment to Lincoln Noel Trio £59 per head inclusive

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Food & Drink OK OR S BO W F MA T NO RIS CH

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Education

Christmas all wrapped up

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don't know about you, but Christmas shopping is a great opportunity for travelling to new shopping centres. So if you find yourself in Milton Keynes this year, why not support the Olney-based charity Advantage Africa at the same time. For the eighth year running they will be found during the month of December (right up until the shopping centre closes on Christmas Eve), busy wrapping presents outside Debenhams in Midsummer Place, raising funds for their Charity. Last year was my first year as one of their 75+ volunteers, and what great fun we had as well as raising nearly £10,000 (the amount needed to fund the building of a pre-school nursery, or 2,000 people having a mosquito net). During the training I learnt how to make glorious bows and roses for decorations, and the secret to wrapping presents without showing

Fight poverty. Shape futures.

the Sellotape! We had one gentleman who brought along all his Christmas presents to be wrapped (and with prices from £1 he wasn’t complaining), and many a husband saying not to do too good a job, or the wife will never believe he did it himself! Advantage Africa relies on donations to support its work amongst some of the most vulnerable children and adults in East Africa. They support people affected by poverty, disability and HIV to improve their education, health and incomes. Their projects help people to gain confidence and help themselves so they can build a better future for their families and communities. Why not do some good this year, bring along your Christmas presents to be wrapped, and raise funds for this very deserving charity. For further information on the work of Advantage Africa, please visit: www.advantageafrica.org

Advantage Africa supports people affected by poverty, disability and HIV to improve their education, health and incomes. Our work helps people to help themselves and build a better future for their families and communities. Find us on Facebook or our website to discover more.

www.advantageafrica.org Advantage Africa is on Facebook

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Education

Culture of Achievement

• Co-Ed Independent College (14-19yrs) offering GCSE and A Level courses

• Ranked third in the

County and top non selective school

• 76% of 2013 A Level students gained A*-B grades

• 48% of our 2012

leavers entered one of the Russell Group universities

• Average class sizes of 8 students

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Education

Excellent results achieved by Bosworth students

Stanislau Yatskevich (A*A*A*A*A*) achieved an incredible five A*grades.

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We are also very proud that the following students achieved places to study at Cambridge University Baba Bob-Soile (A*A*A), Botlhe More (A*AAA) and Shobo Shobo (A*A*AA).

Mrs Carter attributes these outstanding grades to the hard work and dedication of the students and teachers alike. However, she also feels the college ethos of caring for each student has a significant impact on student performance. While the overall success of the college is impressive, the individual achievements of our students are even more so:

Students can no longer re-sit AS exams in January, which may have an impact on their overall results. Therefore, the college plans to provide resit classes in the spring term to ensure students are well prepared for the additional exams they must take in the summer. As always, lessons in revision skills are also provided. The individual care and attention each student receives at the college will continue to ensure that each individual can fulfil their academic potential.

am exceptionally proud that the college has performed significantly better than the national average�, explains the College Principal, Mrs Carter. The number of students achieving an A or A* has increased to 52%, while nationally this has been reported to have declined to 26%. Likewise, the number of Bosworth students achieving A* to C grades is 92%, well above the national average of 77%.

Hollie Blaber (A*A*A) achieved in biology, art and chemistry, Laura Martin (AABB) achieved the grades necessary to read Medicine at Leicester University.

While the college is always pleased about its academic success, it is also currently planning for future changes to the A-level and GCSE curriculum.

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Entertainment & Leisure

Northamptonshire’s hidden shopping gem Heart of the Shires Shopping Village is more than a shopping experience. With a wealth of shops to appeal to everyone, and it’s very own relaxing atmosphere, where better to head to than this former Victorian Farmyard.

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Christmas ideas at Heart of the Shires

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s we enter into the Christmas period, what better place to head to than the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village. Here you will find a huge variety of outlets to entice and you’ll be sure to find the presents for all the family and friends you need. Why not also take the opportunity to pick up everything you’ll need for a superb Christmas dinner table, and the odd treat or two for yourself too (it would be rude not to eh?). Once you are “shoppedout” take time to recover with a well earned cuppa at Darlington’s before you leave.

Another date for your pet’s diary is Saturday 7th December for a Christmas Party. As well as festive treats (human and doggy kinds) you’ll have the chance to design your own collar and watch as it is made for you. How’s about making some Christmas baubles or even a Christmas Stocking .. Crafts and Quilts Workshops could give you a helping hand. Have a successful shopping trip to the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village ... Northamptonshire’s hidden shopping gem. You’ll not be disappointed, and it makes a superb day out. For further information visit www.heartoftheshires.co.uk Why not like the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village on facebook to keep up to date with offers and articles from the shops?

Do be sure to bring along your pets on Saturday 23rd November for Bobby’s 2nd Birthday Party.

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ince 1980 BBC Children in Need, which is the BBC’s UK charity has raised over £690 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.

Each year we tune in to BBC1 to watch the telethon and see celebrities doing their bit to encourage us to donate to this worthy appeal. This year will be no exception I’m sure. The line up includes some new faces this year. Joining Sir Terry Wogan will be Matt Baker, Gary Barlow,

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Entertainment & Leisure Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J who will kick start this year’s Children in Need campaign. Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. This vision will be realised by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience. This charity currently supports 2,700 projects that are working with children facing a range of disadvantages, for example, poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people. So let’s do our bit. The official fundraising pack is available for download from www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey and is jam-packed with fundraising ideas and games to help people with their fundraising efforts.

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Depart from The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne for a 1½ hour cruise through the famous Blisworth Tunnel to Blisworth where Santa will join the boat for the return journey, meet each child and give them a present. Party games and music will be played during the cruise.

Tickets cost £13 or £15 per person Sat 7th & 14th December £13 per head 11.00 am, 2.00 pm Sun 8th & 15th December £13 per head 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm Sat 21st December £13 per head 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm

according to cruise dates Children under 12 months free

Mince Pies, Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Christmas Crackers and a present for each child all included. Pass the Parcel will be played on the outward journey.

Sun 22nd December £15 per head 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm Mon 23rd December £15 per head 10.30 am, 12.30 pm & 2.30 pm Christmas Eve Tues 24th December £15 per head 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

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NO HANDS Massage is deep, releasing rejuvenating and nourishing. It is a dynamic new form of Massage that is sweeping across the world as one of the most powerful new therapeutic Massage treatments available. It was conceived and developed by UK therapist Gerry Pyves after 20 years of clinical testing. It is a Massage that works – on every level:

The most healing therapy on the planet just got more powerful. NO HANDS Massage is deeper and more effective than you ever thought possible. This is why NO HANDS Massage has become the Massage treatment of choice for many professional Massage therapists – because they know! This Massage is so powerful that you will feel the benefits long after the session has finished.

l Physica Energetic al Emotion Mental itual Spir A Gentle Giant It works because we literally do not use our hands, but instead use our forearms. This means it is both deeper and more relaxing than conventional massage. For this reason it has been called “The Gentle Giant of Massage”. This is Massage for Life, not just for the odd injury or occasional pampering, but Massage to help your journey through life. Words and pictures cannot do justice to the power of this “New Massage” you can only understand it by feeling it.

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ow the cold weather is upon us, you may be preparing your car for winter. Did you know that antifreeze can be deadly to

our pets?

Ethylene glycol (sometimes known as ethanediol) is found in many products such as screen wash, and brake fluid as it prevents freezing. It is also found in engine coolants. It is particularly high risk to pets as it is very sweet tasting so they will readily lick any spillages. Even a small amount (especially in cats but it is also very toxic to dogs) can cause severe problems. Symptoms can develop within half an hour. If you are at all suspicious that your pet may have been exposed to antifreeze contact a vet as soon as possible (even if they are showing no symptoms). The sooner treatment is given the more likely it is to be successful.

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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Symptoms that may be seen include vomiting, loss of coordination and fits. Later on a fast heart rate and breathing problems can be seen. Kidney failure is also possible and makes recovery much less likely. Unfortunately a lot of pets that are poisoned by antifreeze do not survive.

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Cost reduction can be done in many ways including: • Reviewing outgoings and identifying cost saving opportunities. • Using existing business resources as efficiently as possible. • Having proper procurement procedures in place. • Improving current business processes. When done correctly, cutting costs can be a painless process. However, it is crucial that cost cutting should not be detrimental to your business. For example, if you cut one of your expenses, you should make sure this will not adversely affect your income. Careful thought and analysis is needed when considering any cost saving measures.

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latley Heating Ltd is a new plumbing and heating company based in Towcester, Northamptonshire. The company is run by former British Gas Engineer Nick Flatley, who has eight years’ experience and now wants to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition of building his own business.

Flatley Heating Ltd is a friendly, family-run business, which provides a professional, fast and reliable service for the home and business. Flatley Heating Ltd is fully certified for installation and maintenance of Gas, Oil and LPG fired appliances, it aims to beat any written quotation you may have previously been given, and offers free estimates and advice. They are registered and approved as Grant UK oil

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Events f o y r ia D

Saturday 23rd 10am – 4m MAKE A CHRISTMAS STOCKING WORKSHOP (COST £35)

Crafts & Quilts, Heart of the Shires Shopping Villag e

Wednesday 27th 6.30pm – 9pm WEEDON BEC PRIMARY SCHOOL SHOPPING EVENING

NOVEMBER Friday 8th 10am – 4pm CHRISTMAS BAUBLES WORKSHOP (cost £35)

At Weedon Village Hall, West Street , Weedon

Crafts & Quilts, e Heart of the Shires Shopping Villag

Saturday 9th BIGGER BANG FIREWORK DISPLAY Hartwell Community Centre

Sunday 10th 10am - 4.30pm WEEDON CRAFT MARKET

Saturday 30th NORTHAMPTON MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Weedon Tickets £7, available beforehand or on the door Contact Betty Harris 01327 349228 or Freda English 01327 341479 Proceeds to the Church Lighting Impro vement Fund

Weedon Weedon Village Hall, West Street,

DECEMBER

Friday 15th 4pm - 8pm CONTAINER CANDLE MAKING DEMONSTRATION EVENING

Sunday 1st 11am – 3pm FESTIVE FAYRE

r Stowe Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre, Uppe

Saturday 16th 10am – 4.30pm STAMP FAIR

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Thursday 21st from 7.30pm ’ talk ‘THE STORY BEHIND THE PAINTING Milton Malsor Historical Society, Raynsford House, Milton Malsor

Saturday 23rd 10.30am – 4pm ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR Milton Malsor Village Hall

Saturday 23rd 10.30am - 2.30pm PRE-CHRISTMAS FAIR

Church, Weedon Chapter House, St Peter & St Paul's

Saturday 23rd 11am – 5pm BOBBY’S 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY

Shopping Village Hosted by Barkitty, Heart of the Shires

Brampton Heath Golf Centre, Churc h Brampton

Sunday 1st 11.30am to 2.30pm CHRISTMAS DOOR GARLAND COU RSE

Blacky More Community Centre, East Hunsbury Cost £25 call 01604 767687 to book a place

Saturday 7th 10am – 4pm CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL AND FESTIVE MARKET

Nether Heyford Village Hall and Chap el

Saturday 7th 2pm CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Hartwell Pre-School

Saturday 7th 11am – 5pm CHRISTMAS PARTY

Barkitty, Heart of the Shires Shopping Village

Saturday 21st 5pm HART & SOUL’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR CONCERT

Hartwell Community Centre.

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awrence Furnishings, a family business, is proud to be celebrating 35 years of trading. The showroom displays an array of handmade sofas and chairs together with hand-stitched window dressings and their fabric and wallpaper library exhibits many of the latest collections. The company specialises in antique and modern re-upholstery nowadays referred to as “upcycling”. Endearingly known as their “furniture hospital” each item is fully stripped and restored using only traditional upholstery methods and sundries. Window dressings

are all traditionally hand-stitched and professionally fitted. They offer a personal pick up and delivery service to and from your home. In the age of imports Mark and Valerie are proud to be a British manufacturer and continue to • Mark, Valerie and provide quality soft furnishings at daughter Emily. affordable prices. Every customer is welcome to walk around the workshop, meeting all the team of long standing qualified upholsterers and curtain makers, offering confidence that everything is indeed made in house. If more convenient they are very happy to bring pattern books to you to view within the comfort of your home. They are professional, friendly and committed to quality and service offering complimentary quotations and ideas in respect of interior design. Browse their informative website for inspiration and be sure to take a few minutes to read their book of reviews displaying 100% satisfaction. Why not give them call today to arrange an appointment or indeed visit them in Brackley for a unique experience. You can telephone them on 01280 704437

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CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF BEING A BRITISH MANUFACTURER ANTIQUE & MODERN RE-UPHOLSTERY (UPCYCLING) HANDMADE SOFAS CHAIRS & FOOTSTOOLS HAND-STITCHED CURTAINS & ROMAN BLINDS FABRICS WALLPAPERS TRIMMINGS COMPLIMENTARY INTERIOR DESIGN

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Solutions for all your lighting needs Huge range of domestic, trade and contract lighting with 1,000 of products available, huge range of bulbs along with expert advice about the new bulb regulations - how to improve your carbon footprint and save money on energy.

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Windows & Conservatories Do your windows stick? Do your doors drag? Do you need one new window? Or a new look for your whole house?

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Want privacy in your home yet without net curtains? Want a modern alternative and perfect vision looking out? Smashgard window films installed to your glass give one way vision allowing you to see out yet neighbours or passers-by can’t see in. Reducing excessive heat, glare and fading, blends in with other windows not coated and looks similar to standard glass.

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Cloudy2Clear – A simple way to save money

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he 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 more than happy to explain the process. ‘Our product is simple. If your double glazing is misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. I find people • Trevor Skidmore. are amazed

at just how simple the process is and the speed with which we can replace the glass. This isn’t like when you have new frames put in with people levering out the old ones with loads of mess. We can pop the old glass out and deliver, effectively, a brand new window within a matter of minutes. At the end of the day most frames, even timber ones, will last forever. It’s very rare we come across a window that needs a full replacement and that means the customer gets, effectively, a new window at a fraction of the cost.’ Trevor is rightly proud too of comments he receives back from satisfied customers, a selection of which he has put on his website www.cloudy2clear.co.uk. For example, he recently completed an installation at Mr Miners house in Northampton. Here’s what he had to say. ‘I have to say that I thought the service Cloudy2Clear offer compared to having completely new windows absolutely incredible value. The service was reliable, simple and without complication. The windows look absolutely brilliant and installation was incredibly quick. Thank you!’ High praise indeed! So, if your windows are steamed 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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Come and visit the Largest indoor Conservatory, Window and Door showroom in Northamptonshire As Northants BIGGEST SELLING uPVC & Aluminium Window, Door & Conservatory company, we are proud to announce that the Astraseal ‘PRICE PROMISE’ means that we will match or better any genuine like for like written quotation from any of our competitors

MAIN Showroom: Unit 7 Monarch Court Off Salthouse Rd. Brackmills Ind. Est. Northampton NN4 7BD

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See for yourself what your new windows, doors or conservatory will look like Improving your home is a big decision so visit our extensive showroom to see first-hand the range and quality of our products. „ View our windows in different house settings

‘A’ Rated Energy Windows fitted as standard

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Services UK Ltd

General Builders and Landscaping • • • • • •

Patios Block paving Fencing Roofing/Flat Roofing Gutters/Fascias etc All aspects of property maintenance

Call Shane Tel: 01604 657391

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here is still time to plant your spring flowering bulbs if they are available to buy, there may be some great deals around? It is well worth the effort if you can. Snowdrops and crocus are usually the first to appear in January, February they lift the spirits and shake of the winter blues. November is a time to clean up the garden ready for winter. Most of the herbaceous plants if they have completely died can be cut right back to the ground. Lavender should always be cut back quite hard if you want to keep it young and beautiful, you could halve the size of the plant when pruning, this will prevent the shrub getting long and straggly, as lavenders tend to do. New growth should appear from the base

Mob: 07917 698877

Guttering Problems? Gutter Clearing SPECIAL OFFER Gutters Cleaned Leaking Gutters repaired New Gutters Fitted All by friendly local established company

Part of Bradnam Property Maintenance

Tel: 01327 855957 Free Estimates 39 Kingsley Rd, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants NN12 8EU alan@alanmuxlow.co.uk www.alanmuxlow.co.uk

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of the plant next spring. If you prune an existing old straggly lavender plant too hard you may kill it, be careful. Long stems on roses should either be tied in to the direction you want the plant to grow, or cut in half to prevent wind damage. A final prune should be carried out February to March. Trees and shrubs will now be dormant which allows us to move them around the garden with less risk of losing them. When digging up a plant make sure you get plenty of root at the bottom of the plant, the more root the better the chance of survival. When planting the plant back in the ground use some Rootgrow, this will really help the plant to re-establish.

or advice For any gardening help m at call one of the plant tea 4126 35 27 013 on n Bell Plantatio

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See our display at Shires Antiques Heart of the Shires | A5 Watling Street | Nr Weedon.

Call us now on 01327 340594 or Buy online at www.insheds.co.uk sales@insheds.co.uk

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Decking Materials Sleepers & Uni-Poles Gates & Fixings Natural Wooden Flooring Natural Stone Flooring Garden Structures

TRADE & GENERAL PUBLIC CUSTOMERS WELCOME FULL DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Silverstone Fields Farm Silverstone, NN12 8TB

Call: 01327 354422 www.linnellbros.co.uk

Block Paving • Turfing • Patios BEAT Brickwork • Drainage ANY Decking • Fencing GENUINE QUOTE Foundations • Garden walls Concreting • Garden clearance

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Imagine a garden fence that never needs painting

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avid and Christine Faulkner first saw Colourfence on one of their visits to Australia and were so impressed they made enquiries on their return and ultimately bought a franchise.

Colourfence is sensational coloured, zinc coated steel alloy fencing that looks fantastic whether you choose to have the plain style or to add lattice. There are so many pluses to this system over wooden and there are still many people who do not realize that there is an alternative. Firstly there is virtually no maintenance, as it does not require any painting or treating, it doesn’t rot, warp or rust and

is also environmentally friendly. It comes with a 25 year warranty so it is guaranteed to keep looking good for many, many years to come. It looks exactly the same on both sides and is engineered to withstand gusts of up to 130mph. It is made up on site and can be fitted to almost any ground contour in heights of up to 2.1m. There are a variety of colours and colour combinations to choose from and there are also matching gates with a key locking option. The latest edition to our range is ColourRail, this is a galvanised tubular alternative to wrought or cast iron and comes pre-painted in an architectural grade powder coated finish in a choice of colours and styles of spear, loop and spear, or loop in heights up to 2.1m with bespoke sizes at a small premium.

Colourfence offer a free no obligation quotation service. For further details visit www.colourfence.co.uk or call 01604 859526

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

Up to 25 years guarantee

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Phone: 01604 859526 or 07801 448489 for a free no obligation quote

www.colourfencenorthants.co.uk 24 Northampton Road, Blisworth, Northampton, NN7 3DW

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T: 01327 354789 M: 07921 588449 www.allengroundcare.co.uk

Allen Groundcare cover all aspects of Tree Surgery t t t t t t t

Stump Grinding Hedge Cutting/Flailing/Laying Vegetation Management Site Embankment Clearance Fencing Weed Control (land or water) Suppliers of Logs (sacks or loads)

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The cold months are a perfect time to make changes to your garden ready to enjoy in the spring. For a free consultation please contact Alan Muxlow Tel: 01327 855957

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9 HOLM CLOSE, UPPER WEEDON NORTHAMPTON, NN7 4TJ

01327 340827 / 07521 757777

39 Kingsley Rd, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants NN12 8EU alan@alanmuxlow.co.uk www.alanmuxlow.co.uk

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SJN Motors Limited ÿTrusted in Duston since 1975ÿ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

Used car sales Cars bought or sold for you Servicing Diagnostics Car and motorcycle MOT’s Repairs Welding Tyres Air conditioning re-gas service ‡ Unique used car leasing scheme (see below)

SJN Motors Ltd have changed the way cars are sold, leased and repaired in the UK. How? We offer a 12 month warranty on any car over £2000. The warranty is comprehensive and ‘no quibble’. Ask our customers who have used it. On top of this, every car sold is serviced and has 12 months MOT. This total peace of mind for a whole year is unrivalled in the motor trade.

‘Rusty Rentals’ is our used car leasing business. We know that in these uncertain times, the idea of a short term lease on a cost effective car, with an ‘all-in’ monthly cost (including maintenance) is greatly appealing to an increasing number of people.

01604 751720

409 Harlestone Road Northampton NN5 6PB www.sjnmotors.co.uk info@sjnmotors.co.uk

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Labour charged at ÂŁ40 per hour

Unit 13 Rothersthorpe Avenue, Northampton NN4 8JW mail@phoenixmotorengineers.co.uk

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

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HEALTH Carers Direct NHS Direct Kettering General Hospital Northampton General Hospital

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HELPLINES Age UK Childline Citizens Advice Bureau National Rail RSPCA Samaritans

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MOTOR TECHNICIANS YOU CAN TRUST

MOTs FREE Servicing W INTER Brakes C HECK Clutches LIGHTS  Diagnostics  LEVELS Tyres  PRESSURES  BATTERY

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MOT Preparation Diagnostics Brakes Exhausts Servicing Clutches Head Gaskets Cam Belts

Very Competitive Rates! FREE Pickup and Delivery

Call Jack Kemshed on

Unit 7 JBJ Business Park, Northampton Road, Blisworth, Northamptonshire, NN7 3DW

Tel: 01604 859701 www.combinedfleetmaintenance.co.uk

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We have two units for rent (one double & one single). Please call to enquire.

07528 190344

Unit 3, No 11 Tyne Road, Weedon Road Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 5AF (Behind Northampton Tyres)

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Quality seasoned hardwood logs

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Barrow bags „ 1.75m trailer loads Dumpy bags „ Half and full tipper loads „ Kindling, coal and firelighters 1m3 vent bags Kiln dried logs in stock

Free local delivery Call Tim Judkins on

01604 864 662

Mob 07930 754 877

Allseasons Firewood Ltd

www.allseasonsgroundsandlogs.co.uk Honeysuckle House, The Leys, Roade Northamptonshire, NN7 2NR info@allseasonsgroundsandlogs.co.uk

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