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Welcome

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t 2:00am local time, Sunday 30th October, our clocks will be moved back one hour from British Summer Time to 1:00am Greenwich Mean Time. As we lose an hour it means the beginning of the early dark evenings and winter months. Just roll on the end of March! How quickly time flies and with it, new shoots of growth from many local businesses. Just look at the local High Streets, both in Brackley and in Towcester. See how some vacant premises are being occupied. There are changes for two local businesses at the Courtyard Mews, Brackley. See pages 8/9, On The Move Mobility and 16/17, Scallywags.

Yes it’s tough, yes we are all working harder for less, but as we should know and our experience shows us, that the better times will return. Invest now, think outside the box and reap the rewards later, most importantly stay positive! Within this issue there are many new and well established businesses remaining very positive and optimistic, offering

their products and services for the lead up to the festive season who, along with traditional trades people, all report business to be competitive but still “out there”. Finally, congratulations to all of the staff at Chilli & Pepper Indian Restaurant of Brackley who raised £1025 at their recent First Birthday celebration, donating all of the proceeds to the very worthwhile cause of St Katharine House Hospice.

Focus Brackley & Surrounding Villages is Published bi-monthly by

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Copy deadline for our next issue is December 5th We gratefully acknowledge the support of businesses whose adverts appear in Focus Brackley, whilst every care is taken to assure 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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Contents & Handy Numbers

Contents

November - December 2011 - Issue Number 10 03 04 05 06 08 10 13 17 18 20 37 38 43 45 48 49 58 58 63

Welcome Contents & Handy Numbers Shopping Healthcare Health & Beauty Food & Drink Music & Education Business Services Legal & Financial Home Indoors Pets & Gifts Entertainment & Leisure Computers Home Outdoors Diary of Events Diary of Events & Home Outdoors Sudoku Motors Auctions

Handy Numbers Al-Anon - National Helpline (manned 10am-10pm every day)

Win

A free Interim Service or MOT for your car this winter in our Prize Sudoku on page 58

Boots the Chemist Brackley Cottage Hospital Brackley Health Centre Brackley Library Brackley Leisure Centre Brackley Swimming Pool Brackley Town Council Car Share Connexions South Northants Horton A & E Horton Treatment Centre Job Centre John Radcliffe Hospital NHS Direct Northants Fire Service Police Post Office Lark Rise Pharmacy Lowick Pharmacy Northampton General Hospital Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages snvb Springfield Surgery Sure Start Washington House Surgery

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Shopping

Locally owned by The Midcounties Co-operative

Stock up early this Christmas at your local co-operative food stores, Brackley and Croughton offering you... Newspapers & Magazines

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Healthcare

A brand new care home for Brackley

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archester Healthcare, the UK's largest quality care provider, is opening a new build care home in Candleford Close, Brackley. The home is set to open this spring and will provide 60 high quality care places for the immediate community.

The home is currently without a name and a competition has been launched locally to find a befitting one. The winner will be invited to cut the ribbon at the official naming ceremony of the home and receive a ÂŁ500 cheque to donate to the charity of their choice. Most Barchester homes

around the country have been named after things that are familiar to the people that live in the area and connect the home to its surroundings and history. As well as providing much-need nursing, residential and dementia care, the new development also brings job opportunities, boosting regional employment. A Barchester care home, on average, will create around 100 new posts, ranging from carers and nurses to hospitality staff and administrators. Jane Tombleson, the newly appointed General Manager, is already on-board and a recruitment drive is underway to attract local talent to the home. Jane, said: “I am pleased to be part of this project and look forward to delivering outstanding care and quality of life to our prospective residents. I have vast experience in the healthcare sector and am very excited about building an enthusiastic and dedicated team to help me achieve this goal.� Working in the health and social care sector is rewarding and Barchester prides itself on developing its staff at all levels in a wide range of

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Healthcare disciplines. Barchester is the only care provider that has an innovative learning and development team providing courses for further and higher education and is proud to have the most successful apprenticeship programme in the care sector. In fact, the company has won three Government employment awards at the National Workforce Development Awards 2010; Macro Apprentice Employer of the Year Award, Integrating Employment and Skills and Supporting Young Talent. It is fully committed to creating and nurturing those who have an interest to carve out a career in the care sector and give them as much support as possible to reach their goals. Apprenticeships are available in many areas including administration, care, leadership, hospitality, customer service, laundry and maintenance and pre-nursing. Barchester run programmes are always bespoke to the individual’s as well as the company’s needs. For example, one of the things Barchester has introduced to support newly qualified nurses is an exciting preceptorship programme. This support programme is designed to improve nurses' leadership skills in a healthcare setting and involves supervised hands-on work with residents. It also addresses managing time

effectively in readiness for their next step along the career ladder. It currently has more than 70 nurses on this preceptorship programmes across the company. Barchester employs almost 15,000 people to care for more than 10,000 residents at more than 220 locations in the UK. The company is the only care provider listed in The Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies To Work For 2011 and has achieved this for three consecutive years running. The company actively encourages its employees to share best practice between homes and express what colleagues enjoy about their jobs. ‘I love my job’ has been successful initiative and people often communicate on www.barchesterjobs.com about why a career with Barchester works for them. In its own 2011 customer satisfaction survey, 96% of the 4,500 residents, relatives and healthcare professionals surveyed said Barchester’s nurses and carers “treat residents with dignity and respect” The Town Mayor, Cllr Theo Hayward, will open the information suite on Friday, 18 November at 11.30am. The suites will be open from 9am to 4pm daily and a member of staff will be available to discuss the care options Brackley’s new home has to offer.

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Health & Beauty

Registered Chiropodist / Podiatrist Mobile Home Visiting Service Sandy Billy (BSc (Hons) Pod, MChS) HPC Registered

All Aspects of Foot Care • Nail Care • Corn & Callus

• Diabetic Foot Care • Foot Pain • Insoles

T: 07792 212 988

E: sandynbilly@yahoo.com

On-The-Move Mobility are on the move too!

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n-The-Move Mobility are thrilled to announce we have moved into our new and improved much bigger premises. Although we have only moved ‘next door’, our larger showroom, dedicated ‘shoe shop’ and wide variety of daily aids and equipment in stock – makes shopping for your mobility products a

The Grand Opening of the new On-The-Move Mobility shop is on Saturday 5th November – Don’t miss it! much easier ‘one stop shop’ experience! I overheard a conversation this morning in the market place between two ladies talking about my shop and was thrilled to hear the one lady tell her friend about the new Cosyfeet shoes and walking stick she’d bought earlier - she said ‘It’s a pleasure to be able to shop and buy all these amazing products locally. This

Do you need advice about care? We can provide a free advocacy service with visits from care advisors What care do I really need and how do I get it? Do I have to leave my home or can I receive care at home? Will the council or NHS fund my care? What are my options if they will not fund my care? Do I need to sell my home?

We can help with these questions and more....

Call freephone 0800 731 8470

8am - 8pm

(excluding Bank Holidays)

www.mycaremyhome.co.uk My Care My Home is part of

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Health & Beauty comment made me proud to be the owner of such a shop. With this all in mind - we will be officially ‘relaunching’ on the 5th of November from 11am, together with Scallywags who have taken over our old premise. So if you’d like to ‘pop down’ and partake in some of our festivities and promotions for the day – we’d love to see you! Your support will be much appreciated – Lindsey x

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If you are unable to come to us then give us a call and we will come to you!

Tel 01280 841444 M 07411 921 522 UNIT 4, MARKET HOUSE COURTYARD, BRACKLEY - NN13 7AB email - onthemovemobility@tiscali.co.uk

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Health & Beauty/Food & Drink

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Available for home visits by appointment, for the treatment of all foot conditions HPC Monitored Professional Fully Insured Nationally Registered Over 10 Years Experience

Foot Health Practitioner Neil Sims

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Telephone: 01280 701011 Mobile: 07766 950288

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Food & Drink

Outside Catering • Hospitality Weddings • Events • Special Occasions

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Food & Drink

Christmas at

The Kings Head, Syresham

2 Abbey Road, Syresham

Tel: 01280 850280

Find out more at www.kingshead-syresham.co.uk

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CHRISTMAS EVE - HARRY PANE Providing a wide range and varied style of music, including his own original material as well as creating his own take on songs from all genres. Visit the web at www.harrypane.co.uk CHRISTMAS LUNCH AVAILABLE FROM 1ST -24TH DECEMBER Three Courses £17.95 Children Under 12 £10.95 Two Courses £14.95 Children Under 12 £7.95 All bookings made before 30th Nov will receive 20% discount from the food bill CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH 6 Course Dinner £49.95 £27.95 children under 12 All bookings made before 10th Dec will receive 10% discount from the food bill All bookings require a non-refundable £5.00pp deposit NEW YEARS EVE An evening of Soul & Motown with Live Entertainer Robin Lee includes Finger Buffett £5.00pp

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Music & Education

Get ‘in the mood’ with Brackley Jazz Orchestra

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rackley Jazz Orchestra is a group of musicians lead by May Griffiths playing Jazz in the format of a “Big Band” that you may recognise from the Glen Miller era. However Jazz by its nature is ever evolving and the music is still around and is recorded by many household names such as Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins and Gordon Goodwin. You will also notice Big Bands doing the backing for many pop artists and shows like Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor.

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A TRADITIONAL FOLK CLUB IN THE HEART OF ENGLAND

Every Sunday night Starts 8:00 pm at the Greyhound Inn, High Street Brackley NN13 7BW www.brackleyfolkclub.org &

The Band is made up of around 25 musicians who rehearse every other Sunday night in Brackley Band Club. We are always looking for new talent to join us. We aim to have at least one “public” concert a school term and have appeared in Brackley Music Festival and Brackley Carnival as well as a number of private functions. If you play Saxaphone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion or Rythm and fancy joining us for a trial session or wish to enquire about booking the band please visit our website www.brackleyjazzorchestra.co.uk or contact Richard Edwards on riked@aol.com or phone 01280 702207.

BRACKLEY FOLK CLUB

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BRAC K

Our aim is to try our hand at all the different styles: Latin ball room, vocal backing, popular hits, old time favourites such as Glen Miller and Duke Ellington as well as the more modern Jazz numbers featuring improvisations from

the band members. “Numbers” you may recognise are “Cry Me a River” by Arthur Hamilton, “In the Mood” as played by Glen Miller, “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder and “Count Bubbas Revenge” by Gordon Goodwin.

Brackley Jazz Orchestra In Concert Brackley Town Hall

Adult £7 Concession £4 7.30 - 10.30pm 23rd December 2011 CONTACT Richard Edwards 01280 702207

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Music & Education

• GCSE scholarship test

available 14th February 2012 (for students currently in year 9)

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

• Ranked third in the County

and top non selective school

• 78% of 2011 A Level

students gained A*-B grades

• 61% of our 2010 leavers

entered one of the top 25 UK universities

• Average class sizes of 8 students

• Tuition scholarships • Call us to book an appointment

• Find us on the Barrack Road, Northampton

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Music & Education

NEED HELP WITH MATHS? MATHS TUITION TO GCSE ENGLISH TO A LEVEL Qualified Teacher, BA MA NLP Master Practitioner 10+ years experience of 1:1 tuition All lessons tailored to individual pupils

Free Assessment Lesson

Contact Colin Pritchard for Maths Mrs. Sam Pritchard for English

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GUITAR LESSONS Based in Towcester

• Learn to play guitar at your own pace at a time that suits you.

• Interesting and fun lessons in a relaxed atmosphere

• A friendly, enthusiastic teacher for students of all ages

For more information please contact, Nathan Digby 07527 834 932 nathandigbyguitar@gmail.com Focus Brackley – November - December 2011 www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk

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Music & Education

ScallyWags Clothing is moving to new premises

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callyWags clothing (SWC) are on the move to bigger premises, as from 1st November we will be located within the courtyard (next to the Deli, Coffee shop, On The Move Mobility and Rowan’s Gallery) we will have new stock and longer opening times, please check our website for up to date news and info.

Don’t miss ScallyWags Grand Opening of their new shop on Saturday 5th November and help raise money for SDR4Seb. We are having a “Grand Opening” in the courtyard along with the other shops which is been held on Saturday 5th November, where we will also be supporting sdr4seb cause, If we can get more than 250 people at the event a very generous

FRE E

CRE CHE

For further information - email;- lwalker@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tel 01280 841674 or Text 07834 510 610 Or contact us by dropping into the centre within the Library on Manor Road, Brackley

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Business Services person will donate £2500 to their charity. On the day there will be fun for all the family, young and old, with Live Music, Face Painting a Magician and much more, please check local press or Facebook for details. Most of our customers will know us for our school uniform supplying, but SWC is much more than that as we produce logo’d clothing for sports teams, stag/hen do’s, organisations and companies locally and nationally. Unlike other companies, we do not have a minimum order so if you’re looking for a personalised present for someone look no further. Our commitment to offering an exceptional friendly service, with the attitude of going that extra mile, makes us stand out from other suppliers. www.scallywagsclothing.co.uk www.scallywagsschoolshop.co.uk 01280 705544

Scallywags Clothing

Embroidery & Print Specialists • SCHOOL UNIFORM • CORPORATE WEAR • SPORTSWEAR • WORK WEAR • STAG & HEN - Do’s RELOCATING TO NEW PREMISES 1st NOVEMBER - FIND US AT THE COURTYARD MEWS BRACKLEY

Call 01280 705544

www.scallywagsclothing.co.uk www.scallywagsschoolshop.co.uk

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Legal & Financial

Protecting new business ideas

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uture economic growth depends on innovation. If you have a novel business idea – it could be a brand concept, a digital application or a way of simply doing something new – do not lose it to your competitors before you have the chance to turn it into cash. As lawyers dealing with intellectual property (IP), we see many innovations which are lost for lack of effective legal protection. Potential investors lose interest if they cannot see that the relevant IP rights that would protect your route to market have been firmly established. You might firstly want to consider what IP you may already have. It is often overlooked that copyright in artwork, photographs, drawings and software arises automatically. Advice should be taken however on copyright ownership and on other IP such as

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trademarks and design rights which can also exist without formality. None of these rights protect ideas in themselves but the scope of IP protection is constantly being refined by the courts.

Registered trademarks and designs are significantly less expensive to obtain than patents. Obtaining patents costs money but a patent is the only means of protecting a new inventive product or process. It gives you an exclusive monopoly on the invention for a limited time. It is crucial to remember that the publication of the invention you want to protect will invalidate any patent before the application is filed. You should therefore ensure that you have put in place a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with any party if you need to discuss prototyping, technical development and licensed exploitation. Spratt Endicott Solicitors can advise you on all IP matters. We can also help with commercial confidentiality matters. Call Laurie Heizler on 01295 204086 or email him at lheizler@se-law.co.uk

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Legal & Financial

Get the Taxman to help keep you warm and dry

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ell, the silly season for tax is upon us and, with the first of the self assessment deadlines approaching we thought it would be a good time to give you a few things to think on… and maybe claim for! Need a new winter coat? You can't claim it against tax… unless you have your business name printed/ sewn on it (big enough to be seen) in which case you can claim the full cost against tax (get a VAT receipt and you can claim VAT back as well) this is because

showing your business name makes it an advertising/ promotional item. Now in the UK we sometimes get rain (more accurately there is an occasional day when we don't!) so you will no doubt be pleased to hear that the same rules apply to umbrellas! Although you would probably have to have them specially printed as stitching a label on will probably let in the rain!

You can claim the full cost of clothing and umbrellas against tax and VAT provided you have your business name displayed. Thinking of a trip out Christmas shopping? Well you cannot get the taxman to buy the presents for you, but if you include some business purchase (printer ink, stationary etc) then you can claim the travel/fuel costs and get the taxman to make a small contribution at least! For sound tax advice contact Linles Accountants on 07593 612 646 and ask for Les Robinson email: Linles@business-results.co.uk www.business-results.co.uk

Linles Accountants The best value accountants in the uk? • No charge for advice! • No charge for meetings! • Available to 8pm • Best rates around! (plus we have a sense of humour!) You can find our rates (and more) on our website. Take a look or give us a call…..... we don’t bite! Free Advice – Best Price – Simples!

M: 07593 612646 or T 01295 768128 (may get answer machine)

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Home Indoors

M GARRETT PLASTERING

Serving Brackley & Surrounding Areas Professional Reliable Service with Over 21 Years Experience

x General Plastering x Kitchens / Bathrooms x Renovations / Repairs x Plasterboarding x New Buildings x Alterations x Extensions All aspects of Plastering Undertaken With a high standard of workmanship

FREE QUOTES / ESTIMATES Tel: 01280 700177 Mob: 07881 557563

Maintaining your wood and laminate Flooring

R

eal wood – lacquered and oiled The general day-to-day maintenance for a lacquered real wooden floor is actually very easy as most have a hardwearing polyurethane surface which requires no treatment prior to use. Simply vacuum to remove surface dust and clean using a minimum amount of water or cleaning agent for general day to day maintenance. Re-oiling is necessary when your floor starts to feel more difficult to clean. In the majority of cases an oiled floor will require re-oiling twice in the first year and then typically once per year thereafter. Unfinished Real Wood –since it is not usual to leave an unfinished floor in an unfinished state, most have stain or coatings applied. But still require the same general maintenance. Laminate flooring is perhaps one of the easiest to look

D. M.TILING SERVICES Brackley All Aspects of Wall & Floor Tiling undertaken

Ceramics Porcelain & Natural Stone Bathroom Kitchen Wetroom Showers &

FULL BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS Professional Tilers for all your Domestic & Commercial projects

Tel: 01280 840 Mob: 890 973 Tel:825 01280 840 825 07828 Mob: 07828 890 973

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Home Indoors

PERRYMAN’S Painting, Decorating and Tiling after as a vacuum regularly removes any surface dust, grit or any stubborn marks or stains that can then be cleaned away using small amounts of water or cleaning agent with a non-abrasive, clean cloth. Reducing marks and staining can be reduced by taking a few simple precautions. Place doormats by the exterior doors to help prevent dirt and grit from being brought in by foot-traffic and place protective pads on furniture feet. Always soak up spillages immediately regardless of how small. Practical, durable and beautiful, KBC’s selection of real wood, laminate, carpets and rugs offer protection to your flooring. Visit us at the showroom in Brackley and feel free to browse our latest collection. Don't miss our advert on the front of this magazine! KBC Flooring Specialist, The Courtyard Mews, Market Place, Brackley NN13 7AB Tel 01280 700305 or 07950 572226

Discount for OAP's Friendly and reliable local interior decorating service with experience in exterior and interior painting and wallpapering. Also bathroom and kitchen tiling at very reasonable rates. Photo’s & references of previous work available on request

For a Free no obligation quotation Call Neil

07881 650 050 or 01280 702885

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Home Indoors

LOCAL ELECTRICIAN

50 y Experi rs e nce

MICK MOORE Your friendly local Electrician No job too large or too small xDomestic or Industrial xOutside & Security Lighting xShowers Immersions & Sockets xNew Installations & Repairs xAll work at reasonable prices

Tel: 01280 817605 CLEAN UP AND CLEARANCE With

T & H Home Improvements ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

General Repairs Wall & Ceiling Papering Interior & Exterior Painting Assembly & Fitting of flat pack furniture Bathrooms & Kitchens Garden Maintenance & Tidying Clearance - House/Garage/Shed/Garden Disposal Services

Brackley Christmas Market for

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elen of Bump Baby and Beyond is organising a Christmas Market for Brackley in aid of SDR4Seb.

For those of you that are not aware of SDR4Seb, Seb was born 14 weeks early, and as a consequence of this was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. SDR is a procedure that will allow Seb to lead as ‘normal’ life as possible. You can learn more about SDR4Seb by visiting SDR4Seb.co.uk. The Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 3rd December at Brackley Town Hall and Piazza from 3pm-8pm. There will be a traditional market with stall holders selling plenty of lovely goods for Christmas, fantastic entertainment from Singers and

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Home Indoors Entertainers, plus festive refreshments including mulled wine supplied by Brackley Wines (for the adults only). Children will be able to take part in Christmas crafts and have their face painted. Iggle Piggle, Peppa Pig and Father Christmas will also be putting in guest appearances. Pictures will be available to take home on the day.

Honest, Reliable & Fair

The Courtyard Mews and Courtyard Coffee House will be staying open late, as will Sweet Roo’s in support of this event.

Maintaining buildings & grounds residential & commercial

There will be no entrance fee instead they hope to raise funds with a raffle, plus all donations welcomed on the day.

Indoor / outdoor maintenance & caretaking services

The perfect event for all the family to get into the Christmas Spirit. So come and show off that Christmas goodwill and support this fantastic event! For more info contact: Helen on: 07906 055591 Email: bbandb@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.bumpbabyandbeyond.co.uk

Just mention

“Focus Brackley Magazine”

For a free site visit and quotation Contact Simon Lawton 01280 705124 eve M 07716 404914 email Ͳ sdlawton27@googlemail.com

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It’s time... to show off your hidden talent

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o you have a special talent? Can you sing, dance, juggle or play a musical instrument? If so we need you!

Brackley’s Got Talent is in its 5th year now and takes place on Saturday 12th November at Magdalen College School, Brackley. This year’s event is being sponsored by the Greyhound, Brackley and we are raising money for 2 local charities. Charlotte Tomkinsons album “Gypsy“ and SDR4SEB.

Charlotte won the 1st Brackley’s Got Talent and she is raising funds to record an album called “Gypsy” of which the proceeds go to Emma’s trust for eating

AN Plumbing & Heating Services ‘Quality In Safe Hands’ For an upgrade to a new and efficient boiler or a simple addition of a radiator or just a tap washer to be replaced.

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 Plumbing  Central Heating Installations  Breakdown & Repairs  Bath & Shower Installed  Boiler Service  Flushing  Landlord safety Checks  FREE Written Quotes  2 Year Guarantee on all Installations

For a quote or advice call Tony Tel: 01327 353997 or Mob: 0772211 4808 24

Ex British Gas Engineers with over 30 years in the Plumbing & Heating Industry. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work.

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Home Indoors disorders. Seb was born 14 weeks early and as a consequence of this has Cerebral Palsy. Seb is now 3 and SDR is a procedure which may help him walk. So can you help? Well you can buy tickets to come and watch these will be available to buy from Bliss Ladies Fashion and The Greyhound in Brackley from October, tickets are £5 in advance £6 on door. Or you could enter! Any age welcome open to individuals and groups (max 6 people per act) its £5 to enter no audition necessary. So what are you waiting for dust off your tap shoes brush up on your scales and give Melanie a call and help us to make this a fantastic enjoyable evening for everyone. If you wish to find out any more information on our event and the charities involved please go to our facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/BrackleysGot-Talent-2011/230138047025870

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For advice & Free Quotations Call Paul

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www.pdps.org.uk

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MITCHELL FLOORING Flooring

NOW STOCKISTS OF QUALITY ENGINEERED & SOLID WOOD FLOORING TRADE & GENERAL CUSTOMERS WELCOME

FULL DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE Call on 01327

Professional & Reliable WE WILL SUPPLY & FIT OR JUST FIT YOUR CHOICE OF FLOOR COVERING x 28 Years Experience with a wide range of flooring surfaces x Carpets, Carpet Tiles & Vinyl's x Cushion & Laminate Flooring x Wet Rooms x Cap & Coving x Latex Screeding x Commercial, Industrial & Domestic x Luxury Vinyl Tiles Contact David

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Seasons greetings to all past and future customers

“finest quality individual soft furnishings for indivi your home”

We offer beautiful

hand-made curtains, blinds, loose covers, and general soft furnishings.

Select your bespoked look from our large range of fabric pattern and blind books.

Complete the theme from our selection of poles, tracks and complementary Wallpapers.

Free home consultation and estimates

Tel 01869 345943

www.pleatssoftfurnishings.co.uk Unit 8, Green Farm, Fritwell, OX27 7QU (showroom visits by appointment only)

Melanie Jayne curtains and soft furnishings

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elanie Jayne Coates has been making curtains and loose covers for 24 years, 12 of which have been spent running her own business from her home in Brackley. After training at a local firm firm as a school leaver she decided to set up on her own when she had her daughter Isabelle. She has her own workshop at home and works as a sole trader, currently she does not supply any fabrics but is more than happy to supply all other materials needed and will come out to your home to measure up and give you a free no obligation quotation. All of her curtains are hand sewn and lined, with a variety of headings from standard pencil pleats to triple pinch pleat or goblets, pelmets and valances. Melanie also makes a range of other soft furnishings like

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Over 40 years of experience in the Carpet trade at your disposal, Family owned, we are delighted to help and advise you

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Home Indoors Melanie Jayne

Soft Furnishings Made to measure M Bedspreads, Throws, Bed Valances, Dressing Tables, Tablecloths and Cushions to complement your room.

Melanie can make tailor make loose covers made to fit each individual piece of furniture, which she is happy to come out to your home and cut. She is passionate about the quality of her work and prides herself on each individual hand made job. Any new ideas you may have, however wacky are always welcomed and she is happy to advise for those of you who just haven’t got a clue what they want! Visit her website at: www.melaniejaynefurnishings.co.uk or come and find her on facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MelanieJayne-Soft-Furnishings/266532331260

Curtains Valances Blinds

Tailor Made Loose Covers Scatter Cushions Alterations

Call Melanie now on t : 01280 700790 m : 07941 447955 info@melaniejaynefurnishings.co.uk www.melaniejaynefurnishings.co.uk

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Fully insured Ironing service also available at reasonable rates

Too busy to get to the tip? We’ll take it for you! Small Household Goods & Rubbish Removal We will undertake many different jobs, why not call us for details

Please Call Matt for a FREE no obligation Quotation quote

Tel: 01280 701428 M: 07985 761111

Call Now on: 07831 218 500

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Chilli & Pepper Pull Out Menu INDO-BENGAL & ORIENTAL STARTERS

1. Onion Bhaji or Onion Pakora . . . . £2.90 2. Somasa (Keema or Vegetable). . . . . . . .£2.90 3. Duck Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.90 4. Chicken Pakora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.20 5. Prawn Puri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.60 6. Lamb Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . £3.10 7. Sheek Kebab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.10 8. Shami Kebab .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.10 9. Chingri Cocktail (Prawn) . . . . . . . . . .£2.90 10. King Prawn Puri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.30 11. Chicken Chat or Aloo Chat . . . . . £2.90 12. Mixed Kebab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.90 13. Lamb Shashlik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.90 14. Chicken Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.10 15. Tandoori Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.10 16. King Prawn Butterfly . . . . . . . . . £4.50 17. Tandoori Fish (Salmon) . . . . . . . . . . £4.50 18. Tikka Puri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.20 19. Duck Puri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.50 20. Fish Massala . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . £4.50 21. Stuffed Pepper (Chicken, Meat or Vegetable) £3.90 .

CHEF’S RECOMMENDATIONS

22. Chicken Mughali . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.90 23. Nawabi Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.90 24. Chicken Tikka Garlic . . . . . . . . . .£7.90 25. Lamb Khyberi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.90 26. Korai Special . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.90 27. Jhinga Massala . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£9.80 King sized Prawn baked in Tandoori, extensively prepared with rich tomato based sauce with a touch of cream and yoghurt. 28. Lamb Badam Pasanda .. . . . . . . .£6.90 Clay oven cooked lamb slices cured in homemade yoghurt/herbs and a nutty, creamy curry is made. 29. Murgi Massala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7.90 An Indian wedding feast dish comprised of half chicken seasoned in a blend of herbs and spices, garnished with a special blend of rice. 30. Chicken Malini (Fairly Hot) . . . . . . . £7.70

TANDOORI SPECIALITIES

A Unique clay oven preparation of Persian Royal origin - one of the best among aromatic cuisine. Instant clay oven prepared NAN bread is highly recommended to accompany these dishes. 32

31. Tandoori Deluxe . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.90 This is a combination of tandoori varieties comprising Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Tandoori Chicken and Kebab served on a red hot sizzler with fresh salad & Nan. 32. Tandoori King Prawn . . . . . . . . . £9.90 33. Tandoori Chicken (half). . . . . . . . £5.90 34. Murgi..Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.90 Special juicy pieces of chicken marinated in exotic spices served on a burning sizzler with fresh salad. 35. Kashi Tikka (Lamb) . . . . . . . . . . .£5.90 Special juicy pieces of lamb marinated in exotic spices served on a burning sizzler with fresh salad. 36. Duck Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7.90

HOUSE SPECIALITIES

37. Tikka Massala (Chicken / Lamb). .£6.90 38. Duck Tikka Massala. . . . . . . . . . .£7.90 39. Duck Tikka Jalfrezi . . . . . . . . . . .£7.90 Chicken Tikka cooked in our clay oven first - then a delicate creamy curry is made for a desirable taste. 40. Chicken Kemela . . . . … . . . . . . .£6.90 41. Chicken Mashur . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£8.90 Cooked with fresh mango 42. Kashi Tikka Massala (Lamb) . . . . .£6.90 Lamb Tikka cooked in our clay oven first then a delicate creamy curry is made for a desirable taste. 43. Jeera Chicken . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .£6.90 44. Butter Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.90 45. Butter Duck . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .£7.90 46. Tandoori Mix Massala. . .. . . . . . .£9.80 47. Chicken Chilli Massala . . . . . . . £6.90 A unique curry for Madras lovers with green chilli and egg. 48. Chicken Jalfrajee . . . . . . . . … . . £6.90 Spicy hot with tomato, green chillies, peppers and dhaniya. 49. Chicken Jaljala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.90 50. King Prawn Jalfrajee. . . . . . . . . . £9.90 51. Duck Tikka Karahi . . . . . . . . . . . .£7.90 52. Duck Tikka Garlic . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.90 53. Keema Jalfrajee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7.90 Slightly hot, chopped onions, green peppers, green chillies 54.Chicken Rajni . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .£7.90

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Chilli & Pepper Pull Out Menu FISH DISHES

Popular Bangladeshi fish marinated in various spices.

55. Mach-e-Shatkora . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.90 56. Mach Bhuna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7.90 57. Mach Jalfrezi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.90 . 58. Mach Sagwala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.90 . . 59. Boal Biran (on the bone) . . . . . . . . . £7.90

SPECIAL TAWA DISHES

60. Chicken or Lamb Tikka Tawa . . £7.90 A semi -dry, mild to medium dish cooked with chicken / lamb tikka, exotic herbs & spices, capsicum, onion and mushroom. 61. King Prawns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£9.90 62. Prawns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.90 63. Duck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.50

64. SPECIAL BALTI DISHES

A favourite in Punjab using special tangy sauce, served with Nan or Rice Chicken / Lamb Balti . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.90 Chicken Tikka / Lamb Tikka Balti . . £8.20 Duck Tikka Balti .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9.80 Chicken / Lamb Tikka Massala Balti £7.90 Chicken Tikka Chilli Balti . . . . . . . . . £7.90 Chicken / Meat. Sag Balti . . . . . . . . . £7.90 King Prawn Sag Balti . . . . . . . . . . . . £9.90 Prawn Balti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.90 King Prawn Balti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9.50 Vegetable Balti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.50 Chilli & Pepper Special Balti . . . . . . £9.20

65. ROWGOONJUS BALTI

From North India, cooked with fresh tomato coriander. Medium spiced.

Chicken / Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.90 King Prawn . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.90 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.90 Chicken or Meat Tikka .. . . . . . . . . . . £6.99 Duck Tikka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£8.90

65A. PODINA

CHILLI & PEPPER RECOMMENDED

Splendid combination of ginger, mint & herbs. Chicken / Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£5.20 Chicken / Lambtikka . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 King Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£8.50 Duck. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£7.50 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£4.70

CONVENTIONAL CURRY DISHES (Does not include Rice)

66. BHUNA

An Indian special occasion dish comprised of cooked onion and tomato flavoured with capsicum, methi-pathia. Soft dry medium hot & recommended for everybody (Hot or mild on request). Chicken/Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.20 Tikka Bhuna .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.50 Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 King Prawn . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.50 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.70 Duck Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50 Keema Bhuna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.80

67. DANSAK

North Indian origin, fairly hot and sour, garnish with hot lentils and pineapple. (Hot or mild on request). Chicken / Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.20 Chicken or Meat Tikka . . . .. . . . . . . . £6.50 Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 King Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.50 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.70 Duck Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50

68. DUPIAZA

Cooked with chopped onion, spiced with all the original spices. Methipathia Medium hot, dry, recommended for everybody. Chicken / Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.20 Chicken or Meat Tikka. . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 King Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.50 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.70 Duck Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50 Keema Dupiaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.90

69. KORMA

Very mild and creamy - sweetly flavoured with almond, sultanas and coconut saucy & soft. Highly recommended for children and those keen on creamy, fruity curry. Chicken / Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.20 Chicken or Meat Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 King Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.50 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.70 Duck Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50

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Chilli & Pepper Pull Out Menu 70. PATHIA

East Indian origin, hot and sour comprised of crushed onion, pieces of lemon, Tomato paste & cooked with traditional spices. Recommended for those keen on Indian varieties. Chicken / Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.20 Chicken or Meat Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.50 Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6.50 King Prawn . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . £8.50 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.70 Duck Tikka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50

71. MADRAS OR VINDALOO

Both of them are mainly hot dishes, Vindaloo is hotter than Madras. Not recommended for children Chicken / Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.20 Chicken or Meat Tikka. . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 King Prawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.50 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.70 Duck Tikka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50

BIRYANIES

All Biryani dishes are complemented with a Vegetable curry 72. Chicken / Lamb Biryani . . . . . . . £6.90 73. Chicken Tikka Biryani . . . . . . . . £7.90 74. Chilli & Pepper Biryani . . . . . . . . £8.90 75. Persian Murgi Biryani. . . . . . . . . £7.80 (Banana in Chicken) 76. Malaya Murgi Biryani. . . . . . . . . . £7.80 (Pineapple in Chicken) 77. Duck Tikka Biryani . . . . . . . . . . .£9.50 78. Chingri Biryani (Prawn). . . . . . . . £7.50 . 79. Shobji Biryani (Vegetable) . . . . . £5.90 80. King Prawn Biryani . . . . . . . . . . . £9.80

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SIDE DISHES

Vegetables are mostly fresh, Strongly recommended with Curries 81. Bombay Potato . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 82. Banana in Spice . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 83. Cauliflower Bhaji . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.90 84. Mushroom Bhaji . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.90 85. Mixed Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 86. Tarka Dall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.90 87. Bhindi Bhaji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 88. Aloo Gobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.90 89. Sag Bhaji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 90. Sag Paneer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 91. Sag Aloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 92. Sag Dall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 93. Sag Chana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 94. Mator Paneer . . . . . . . . . . . . ...£2.90 95. Chana Massala . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 96. Chana Baingon . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 97. Green Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1.50 98. Mixed Raitha . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..£1.50

ENGLISH DISHES

99. Chicken / Mushroom Omelette £5.90 100. Serlion Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.90 101. Chicken Nugget .. . . . . . . . . . .£5.90

SUNDRIES

102. Plain Rice / Pilau Rice . . . . . £1.90 103. Special Fried . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.50 104. Mushroom Pilau . . . . . . . . . . .£2.50 . 105. Vegetable Pilau Rice . . . . . . £2.50 106. Egg Pilau Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.50 107. Sag Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.50 108. Onion Fried Rice . . . . . . . . . . .£2.50 . 109 Lemon Rice . . .. . . . . . . . . . . £2.50 110. Peas / Chana Rice ... . . . . . . . .£2.50 . 111. Chapati . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1.40 112. Nan . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . £1.90 113. Keema Nan . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . £2.20 114. Stuffed Nan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.20 .. 115. Peshwari Nan . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.20 . 116. Garlic / Chilli Nan . . . . . . . . . . £2.20 . 117. Cheese Nan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.20 . 118. Tandoori Roti . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.20 119. Plain / Spicy Papadom . . . . . .£0.60 . 120. Chips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.50 . Chutneys / Pickles (per item) . . . . . . £0.50 ALLERGY NOTICE: SOME DISHES MAY CONTAIN NUTS PLEASE ASK BEFORE YOU ORDER

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With Swimfit, swimming can be whatever you want it to be, whether that is ploughing up and down lanes to improve your fitness, improving your stroke/technique with guidance from a coach or shaping/toning your body by using a ready made programme card full of workouts and training options. Swimming is the ideal exercise for both men and women and young and old alike.

LOGS & FIREWOOD FOR SALE Quality Seasoned Hardwood Firewood, Logs & Kindling Wood Delivered direct to your door at Competitive Rates For Fuel, Woodburning Stoves etc

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Pets & Gifts Did you know? • Female swimmers have been shown to experience significantly less tension, depression and anger after exercising than before. • Studies have shown that swimming and running have similar health benefits. The Swimfit sessions are led by a dedicated Swimfit coach who is there to support and advise you on your chosen programme and motivate you to achieve your goals. Swimfit sessions include: • Fitness Swimfit. • Swimfit Activate • Swimfit Health • Shape Up and Tone Swimfit

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Today's Gifts…...Tomorrows memories

CHRISTMAS GIFTS NOW IN STOCK • Gift & Christmas Wrappings Bath Bombs by bomb cosmetics • Decorations • Stocking Fillers • Gifts & Cards • All Occasion Gifts • Photo Frames On Sale Now - Exclusive to Topsy Turvey •

Mugs - “I’d rather be in Brackley”

Around three million people take the plunge every week, so why not join them and come down and dive in! For more information and details of all pool timetables and Aquaerobics classes log onto www.southnorthantsleisure.com

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Silverstone Cycle Shop

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• Bikes • Servicing • Repairs • Accessories • Shoes • Helmets • Tyres • Clothing

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Tel 01327 858510 / 01327 858885 www.bainesracing.co.uk

Unit 14 Silverstone Circuit Northants NN12 8TL

A SURPRISE FLYING LESSON FOR CHRISTMAS? Two Seat Aircraft 30 minute flight £89.00 fully inclusive

Four Seat Aircraft 30 minute flight £99.00 fully inclusive*

Lesson Includes -

Pre Flight Briefing Gift Vouchers are open dated for CAA Licensed Instructors nine month period from date Once airborne you take control of purchase and must be used within that period Flight Certificate These gift vouchers are an ideal introduction to the private pilots licence course or as flight lesson experience for that special occasion, be it for a family

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Sesame Paperworks... for everything to do with papercrafting

 Massive selection of

fabrics, plain or patterned  Roller, Venetian, Vertical, Roman, Pleated, wood  Choose in your home  Free quotes, friendly advice, no pressure!  Great value, good quality. Price promise guarantee.

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ourne from a desire to take her interest in papercrafting to the next level Viv Westcott has recently opened a local workshop where she is running regular sessions for anyone interested in card making, scrapbooking, gift boxes etc. Viv has been interested in crafting for a number of years and has gained a lot of experience in • The Studio at Sesame Paperworks.

BLOOMERS

Corporate Florists of Brackley Now Taking Orders For Christmas

All occasion flowers delivered to Brackley All major credit /debit cards accepted

Tel 01280 701800

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Entertainment & Leisure the techniques, styles and methods of many crafts. Viv is running monthly workshops in all the main disciplines with each month having a theme. Viv decided to keep things small and personal so has a maximum of 8 crafters at any one time to make sure that everyone has personal supervision (if required). The main aim is to provide a friendly and sociable environment in which people can relax and enjoy their hobby with like-minded people. There are free refreshments (and chocolate!) and plenty of free parking. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to crafting or a seasoned veteran – come along, bring your enthusiasm and most of all have fun! If you would like further details then call Viv on 07725 459702 or have a browse through the website at www.sesamepaperworks.co.uk

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Computers

PC problems are ‘elementary’ to Doctor Watsons

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rior to setting up his own PC support business, the proprietor, Duncan Watson, had accumulated a long and varied experience of PCs and PC systems.

With a father and grandfather who were both technical directors of companies into which they guided the introduction of computers and PC based systems, it was inevitable that Duncan was, at an early age, introduced to the very earliest home computers and then the PC, first introduced by IBM. This led Duncan onto higher education studies of digital electronics, computer design, programming and application software. Over the next fifteen years he harnessed this know-how building up a wide experience, which included: the design, testing, repair and support of PC circuit boards at a PC board manufacturer, giving

an in-depth appreciation of the workings of a PC, the installation, technical support and problem solving on large PC systems within the offices of an international engineering contractor, an international pharmaceutical company and a Satnav company, the provision of technical support to both smaller and specialised companies using PC systems, the provision of technical support to the national users of a major provider of antivirus software giving an in-depth awareness of the dangers of viruses and an understanding of the corrective actions and solutions. Duncan then decided to harness this very unique wealth of experience to provide quick, reliable, cost effective assistance to smaller businesses and home users using friendly jargon free assistance, by setting up his own company. Doctor Watsons provides computer help to your business or home, for your laptops, desktops servers, and provides website design services. Call Doctor Watsons on Freephone 0800 6125 118

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Handmade cricket bats and quality sportswear

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ike a fine wine, clothes or comfortable shoes, cricket bats are something you never want to purchase over the internet! It’s that touch feely thing and it’s imperative that you feel, touch and caress it prior to purchase!

The pick up (bat), weight and balance is always vitally important and must be right for you as it gives you confidence in its ability to perform how you want it too. As Christmas is nearly upon us, what better present could there be than buying your husband, son, daughter or wife a new cricket bat which is handmade for next season? Why not speak with or better still, visit Rob Pack Cricket and see the shop and workshop.

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Home Outdoors Based in Irthlingborough, Rob crafts high quality bats under his own brand “Blue Room”, made to suit every cricketer’s requirements. Robert Pack, a keen cricketer himself started repairing bats for Kookaburra and has, over the years, picked up expertise from other bat repairers and manufacturers countrywide. Rob now handcrafts and repairs bats in the workshop of the family shop at 103 High Street, Irthlingborough. Puma’s high performance Iridium bat was awarded The Wisden cricketer Best Bat 2010, which was made by Rob at his workshop. At Robert Pack Cricket shop, clothing, spikes, protective gear from reputable brands such as Hunts County, Newbery, Gray-Nicholls and Puma are stocked and a large selection of bats are always available. Gift vouchers are also available, for more information, advice – visit Rob Pack Cricket, 103 High Street, Irthlingborough, NN9 5PU. Tel: 01933 650484 - Email: robertpackcricket.co.uk www.robertpackcricket.co.uk

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Help for the visually impaired in Brackley

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re you visually impaired? Do you know somebody who is? If so, do you know that there is a social club in Brackley held in the third Monday of every month in Brackley 2pm – 4pm, transport can also be arranged if required. Meetings are not just for Brackley residents but open to everybody in the NN13 post code and surrounding areas. There are no age restrictions and interactive activities are encouraged such as games, bingo, beetle drives and many other activities. During the course of the year there are local visits to interesting places in both the summer and autumn months. In December a Christmas party takes place at the Town Hall catering by

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the Red Lion Public House where a lovely Christmas meal is enjoyed by all. There are also many other activities which raise money for the group at both a local level in Brackley and in Northampton - the headquarters of the Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB). On a local level the Brackley Rotary club supports the club and raises money for many of its causes. If you would like more details or for further information please contact David Johnson on 01280 702361 or Diana Lathbury on 01280 704320 or via e-mail to cjohncarter@hotmail.com

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Diary of Events

Diary of Events Compiled in conjunction

with Global Mapping, call 01280 840770

OCTOBER

Monday November 14th Brackley WI

Sunday October 30th Brackley Wedding Fair

WI Hall, Manor Road, Brackley 7.30pm “How Can I Keep From Singing” by Mrs N Thompson President: Margaret Barrington 01280 841782 Advisor: Anne Seckington 01280 704290

Brackley Leisure Centre 11.00-4.00pm. Admission Free

Brackley Folk Club

Greyhound Brackley (Upstairs Room) 8.00pm Open Night Non Members £3 Members £2

Friday November 18th

Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - Coffee Morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

NOVEMBER November 2nd Brackley & District History Society

Meetings on 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church, Brackley. - The Culworth Gang a talk by David Hewitt Further details from the Secretary: Tel: 07917401228 or email: brackleyhistorysociety@hotmail.com

Friday November 4th

Saturday November 19th

Piazza 9.00-1.00pm - Farmers Market Town Hall 9.00-1.00pm - Craft Fair

Thursday, November 24th Coffee Contacts

Courtyard Coffee House 9.30-11.30am Local Business Network Meeting. Free Event, just buy a fresh coffee!

Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - Coffee Morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

Friday November 25th

Saturday November 5th Table Top Sale

Brackley Fire Station 9.00-12.00 midday Organised by Friends of Brackley Library. Either donate books for us to sell or have your own table for £10 per table Please contact tsavill.lib@gmail.com.

Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - Coffee Morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

Saturday November 26th Christmas Lights Switch On Piazza 5.30pm

Sunday November 6th Brackley Folk Club

“Back to the Future” Games Event

Greyhound Brackley (Upstairs Room) 8.00pm Carolyn Robson and Kevin Dempsey. Non Members £7 Members £5.

Brackley Library 10:00am- 7:30pm A day of intergenerational games and crafts followed by a Beetle Drive in the evening. Please visit www.friendsofbrackleylibrary.blogspot.com for further details.

Monday November 7th Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Red Lion Brackley 8.00pm Talk by the Thompson Family on Suffolk Horses. For more details ring Carrie 01327 857195.

Quiz Night

Crewe Arms, Hinton-in-the-Hedges 8.30pm Teams up to 4 people £1.00 per person. Cash prize.

Friday November 11th

Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - Coffee Morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

Saturday November 12th Brackley's Got Talent

Now in its 5th year at Magdalen College School, Brackley. For details see their Facebook Page.

Sunday November 13th Remembrance Service

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Saturday November 26th Boycott Farm Christmas Tasting Day

10.30am to 4pm Enjoy sampling all we have to offer for your festive table. Demonstrations in Turkey Carving & Preparing a Glazed Ham. Free glass of mulled wine and mince pie. See website for further details www.boycottfarm.co.uk.

Monday November 28th

Brackley & District Wildlife Trust Brackley Methodist Church, 7.30pm "Small Birds & Ringing" Talk by Lucy Ryan, Reserves Officer, Northants Wildlife Trust. Admission £2. Bird seed etc for sale. For more details call Alice 01280 701983.

DECEMBER Friday December 2nd

Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - Coffee Morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

War Memorial, Piazza 3.00pm

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Saturday December 3rd Christmas Market

3.00pm - Town hall / Piazza - FREE In aid of SDR4SEB donations will be welcomed as we are doing this all for SDR4SEB. For Stall holder information contact david@dingvean.co.uk

Wednesday December 7th

Brackley & District History Society Meetings on 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church, Brackley- Christmas Reminiscences with a Seasonal Flavour. Further details from the Secretary: Tel: 07917401228 or email: brackleyhistorysociety@hotmail.com

Friday December 9th

Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - Coffee Morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

Saturday December 10th Brackley RUFC v Bedford Queens Brackley Rugby Club 2.15pm

Friday December 16th

Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - Coffee Morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

Saturday December 17th Piazza 9.00-1.00pm Farmers Market Town Hall 9.00-1.00pm - Craft Fair

Sunday December 18th Piazza 7.00pm - Christmas Carols

Thursday December 22nd Coffee Contacts Courtyard Coffee House 9.30-11.30am Local Business Network Meeting Free Event, just buy a fresh coffee!

Friday December 23rd Town Hall 10.00-12.00pm - coffee morning Piazza 8.00-2.00pm - Market WI Hall 8.45-11.30am - Country Market

Wednesday January 4th Brackley & District History Society Meetings on 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church, Brackley. - Wheels to Disaster: The Oxfordshire Crash on Christmas Eve 1874 a talk by Peter Lewis Further details from the Secretary: Tel: 07917401228 or email: brackleyhistorysociety@hotmail.com

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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 are amazed at just how simple the process is and the speed with which we can replace the glass. This isn’t like when • Trevor Skidmore. 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!

STEAMED UP DOUBLE GLAZING? Don’t replace the Frames ……. Just the Panes! Broken or Damaged Windows? Faulty Hinges, Handles or Locks? Want the latest energy saving glass? 5 year guarantee on new double glazing.

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Why should I make a Will?

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veryone over 18 and of mental capacity should make a Will because making it is the only way to ensure your family, friends and any charities you support will get what you want to leave them after your death.

For professional advice and assistance in drafting the right Will for you contact Gail Church of Bicester Wills 01869 244329 or email gail@bicesterwills.co.uk. Gail will be happy to visit you at home at your convenience.

Here is what G ail’s clients say about her:

• Gail Church.

It is never pleasant or easy to think about your own death, but it will happen sooner or later. There is great satisfaction and peace of mind knowing that you have organised your financial and personal affairs. You will also avoid unnecessary expense inconvenience and perhaps disappointment. It is best to tackle the task when you are healthy and able to think clearly about the future, then enjoy your life secure in the knowledge that those you love are provided for.

“You handled m y situation in a pr ofessional, knowledgeable yet friendly manne r.” Mrs K of Biceste r “Gail made the whole process nice an d simple.” Mrs F of Biceste r “Very thorough and efficient with reasonable fees.” Mr P of Cheste rton

Gail also holds a drop in advice clinic on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 5pm at Brackley’s Information Bureau – why not pop along and ask her any questions you may have.

Trade Enquiries Welcome

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WINDOWS DOORS & CONSERVATORIES

For domestic, commercial & new build market Professional Installations of uPVC, Timber & Aluminium - All work guaranteed

We Supply & Fit Windows Doors & Conservatories Replacement Units. Repairs & Leaks a speciality

WE WORK AROUND YOUR WORK HOURS Call Colin 07811 842613 or Andy 07855 473499 email;- andyg@ausi.com

WINDOW SERVICE NO VAT To Pay

We aim to beat any Like for Like Quote Offering Repairs to existing fixtures, Misted Up Windows and Specialists in Aluminium Secondary Glazing as well as:

High Security Locking Systems White & Woodgrain uPVC Supply & Installation Fascias & Soffits

Windows Doors and Conservatories from HEATH GLAZING No pressure selling, just 40 years experience in the trade and Local Authority Approved Call Dave Now for a no obligation home survey on

Mobile 07805 557707 or Evenings & weekends on 01327 351893 Focus Brackley – November - December 2011 www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk

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Innovative garden designs Patio construction . Brickwork Block Paving . Pergolas Fencing . Planting . Turf laying Hedgecutting . Tree work Maintenance . Clearance

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TOP QUALITY AGGREGATES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR ROCK SALT NOW AVAILABLE BUY BEFORE THE SNOW ARRIVES

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Field Farm, Charlton Road, Nr Evenley, BRACKLEY NN13 5GH T: 01280 703248 E-mail sales@bagforce.co.uk www.bagforce.co.uk Focus Brackley – November - December 2011 www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk

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Opening Times Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4.00pm* Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm

Please tell us if you need to be there after 4pm we may still be there

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ESTATE & GARDEN SERVICES LTD

Quality Landscaping & Fencing

Fencing & Gates Tree Work Timber Decking Groundwork Paving & Drives Turfing Grounds Maintenance Contact David Ladlow for your free no obligation quotation Phone/Fax 01280 700947 Mobile 07763 898 010

GARDEN POND SERVICES Pond Cleaning Ponds Re-Lined & Repaired Filtration Installs & Upgrades General Maintenance & Installation Weed, Shrub, Plant Clearing/Planting Any Size Pond, Large or Small Heron Deterrent Fencing

NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL For any pond, plant, related matter, or just general advice or consultation contact Jim

e-mail: estateandgarden@aol.com

Tel: 01280 705067M:07704 M: 07704 576839 T:01280 705067 576839

Hard & Soft Landscaping

Earthscape Horticultural

Pond maintenance installation and regular maintenance of filtration systems fish and plant care

The Complete Landscaping Solution

www.earthscape.org.uk

Waterfalls Streams Patios Garden Paths Pond Design & Construction Timber Construction Est 1992

Tel: 01280 701715 Mob: 07774 259566

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For a free consultation please contact Office 01327 351285 Mobile 07980 576305

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LES HAWKINS & SONS FENCING CONTRACTORS

All Types of Fencing and Gates supplied and erected.

Post and Rail . Palisade Closeboard . Chainlink . Security Fencing etc

BRIDGE HOUSE, SYRESHAM, BRACKLEY, NORTHANTS, NN13 5HS www.leshawkinsfencing.com TELEPHONE : 01280 850 655

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SUDOKU A totally reliable 24-7 / 365 courier

Pit your wits against our Sudoku Puzzle and win yourself a free interim service or MOT for your car at BVS Motors. Congratulations to Mark Thain of Brackley, the winner from our last issue, who wins a meal for two voucher at the Greyhound Inn.

WIN!

A free Interim Service or MOT for your car this Winter

The Sudoku prize has been kindly donated by:

BVS Motors XPRESS MOT CENTRE Also man & van service LOCAL COLLECTIONS furniture & bulky items

Buckingham Court, Brackley Tel: 01280 706999 Cut out and send completed entries along with your name, address and phone number to: The Studio, 15 Buckingham Way, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6JY

Banbury

Van & Car Hire Ltd hurry? We stock cars Need to hire a vehicle in a atever you need to carry. and vans of all sizes for wh fessional team for Contact our friendly, pro ht vehicle for you! advice in choosing the rig

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Motors Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9, with no repetition. That’s all there is to it! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

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Alternatively scan/email your solution to: steve@focusmagazinegroup.co.uk Closing date for entries: December 2nd 2011

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Go green, save your pocket and the planet

M

ost petrol-hybrid cars reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% compared to an equivalent petrol car. For example, the new Toyota Prius achieves CO2 emissions of just 89g/km – with lifecycle Nox (Nitrogen Oxide) and particulate emissions over a quarter less than those for an average conventional petrol car of the same size. NOx and particulate emissions are also negligible at point of use, but marginally increased during the manufacturing process – however this tends to be done away from urban areas. As the driving range and fuel economy of hybrids is better than their conventional counterparts there are no restrictions on the applications for

which they can be used. With no technical barriers to their use, hybrid vehicles therefore possess great potential to become the new standard automotive technology of the next decade. All regulated emissions are significantly reduced for a petrol-hybrid passenger car as compared to a conventional petrol vehicle. These include typical reductions in carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and NOx of 70% to 90%. Unlike other green cars, the future of hybrids is not threatened by the improving fuel and emissions performance of conventional cars. This is because a hybridised engine will always outperform its nonhybrid equivalent. The second reason, and the most telling, is that all conventional engines may have to be hybridised if they are to conform to future emission standards. In other words, the future conventional and hybrid cars may be one and the same.

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THE first choice for Chauffeur driven Travel in & around Brackley

AIRPORT & CITY TRANSFERS x Heathrow x London City x Gatwick x Birmingham x Stansted x East Midlands Providing excellent standard of executive cars driven for Business or Pleasure

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No more messing about to get your car repaired Let The Bodyshop Come To You! ( home or work)

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