Hype Telford Issue 9

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MICHELLE KEEGAN Check Out Her NEW Collection With Lipsy and Details On How To Catch Her At Pussycats Telford!








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HYPE Kylie - Kiss Me Once Tour

That’s right, the Australian pocket rocket hits the Midlands with her ‘Kiss Me Once’ Tour. Surely once is never enough though....


This edition brings you a great education feature, for the new academic year, a fantastic Wedding feature, to make planning your perfect day just a little bit easier and a great What’s On guide too! We have some amazing food reviews and all the very best on offer in the local area!

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The Hype Team

Page 4 - What’s On Guide

Page 6 - Carriages Review

Page 20 - Events at the Buckatree Page 23 & 24 - Voucher Pages Page 26 - Southwater Opens!

To Find Out About Advertising YOUR business in THE HYPE MAGAZINE - CALL:

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The Hype Magazine is proud to support local businesses, although we do not accept responsibility for loss, damage or ommision by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork and editorial is accepted on condition that permission has been given for use of publication.

Page 28 - Latest Film Releases

Page 32 - Postman Pat Interviews Page 34 - Ken Hom Interview Page 35 - Ken Hom Recipe

Page 36 - Michelle Keegan @LIPSY Page 38 - John Legend on Tour Page 39 - Enrique on Tour


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the main stage arena in the High Street Sun 24th, and the Quayside stage 25th.



Rag Rug Making - High Summer Dyes from the Garden. 01694 781307 Website: www.actonscottmuseum.com

SUMMER FAMILY WORKSHOPS ENGINUITY - TELFORD 19TH JULY – 31ST AUGUST Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the summer school holidays from Saturday 19th July until Sunday 31st August, between 10.30am and 3.45pm. Prices: Adult: £8.75 Child: £7.25

ANT AND DEC'S TAKEAWAY ON TOUR! LG ARENA 9 & 10 AUG 2014 In true Takeaway style, every night the arena audiences will get the chance to win some amazing prizes, interact with Ant & Dec, and even nominate friends and family for a surprise they will never forget!

ACTON SCOTT TRADITIONAL COURSES ACTON SCOTT WORKING FARM 1ST AUGUST 2014 - 31ST AUGUST 2014 August Courses: Dressmaking skills from the past - Victorian Housewife's Still Room - Victorian Farmer's Wife Day Flowers from the Baliff's Garden - Making Bobbin Lace - Make a Bent Stick Chair -

AUGUST ACTIVITIES RAF COSFORD 1ST AUGUST 2014 - 31ST AUGUST 2014 Open Times: 10:00 - 18:00 Children's activities taking place throughout August. Small fee for each activity, bring the kids along for a fun day out! SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW QUARRY LODGE, SHREWSBURY 8TH AUGUST 2014 - 9TH AUGUST 2014 Shrewsbury Flower Show is recognised and admired not only as Britain's best two-day summer show but also one of the finest events of its kind in the world. 01743 234050 Website: www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk

OSFEST OSWESTRY SHOWGROUND 9TH AUGUST 2014 - 11TH AUGUST 2014 Oswestry's annual pop festival, featuring boy band Union J, from the X Factor. Camping available. 01691 680468 www.osfest.co.uk V FESTIVAL 2014 WESTON PARK 16 -17 AUGUST With Justin Timberlake, Lily Allen, Example, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Bastille & Rudimental, plus many, many more will be performing across 4 Stages! BRIDGNORTH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL BRIDGNORTH TOWN CENTRE 22ND - 31ST AUGUST 2014 Venues throughout Bridgnorth host this celebration of musical talent, with the Edgar Davies ground stage on Sat 23rd,

T-LIVE TELFORD TOWN PARK 29 & 30 AUGUST Friday night is party night with 80s legends ABC and Go West joining Rick Astley in the park. Lawson are headlining Saturday, with special guests Union J and Tich. Don't miss out - tickets are on sale now with special discounts for TLC holders, families and under-16s.

THE SATURDAYS THE NIA BIRMINGHAM 15 SEPTEMBER 2014 Having now sold over five million records, with four top ten albums, The Saturdays continue to be a whirlwind force in the world of pop which shows no sign of slowing. LEE EVANS ‘MONSTERS’ THE NIA BIRMINGHAM 17 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2014 The legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date ‘MONSTERS’

RIVERDANCE 2014 THE NIA BIRMINGHAM 23 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2014 Come and celebrate 20 years of this dancing phenomenon in a show that’s not to be missed!

KYLIE KISS ME ONCE TOUR 2014 THE NIA BIRMINGHAM 7 OCTOBER 2014 Famous for her live shows, Kylie’s Kiss Me Once Tour will be true to form as a celebration of both new and old material. Arriving at the NIA 7 October, this is one of the year’s hottest tickets!

August/September 2014


29 & 30 August www.t-live.co.uk


To advertise call 01952 787786

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Simply First Class... Carriages Cocktail Bar – Classic and Sophisticated...

It was a warm summer Saturday evening, my husband and I decided to venture out into Wellington. We had heard about a fantastic Cocktail Bar – Carriages, and thought it would be really nice to go to find out what all the hype was about. Carriages is Telford’s ONLY Cocktail bar aimed towards a more mature and sophisticated customer. There is a 50 seat cocktail bar and lounge, which operates a full table service, on offer are some of the most gorgeous cocktails, mixed and produced freshly in house by expert mixologists. We were warmly welcomed by the Manager, Rachel, who showed us to our table. The Cocktail Bar is stunning, with a lovely seating plan which is cosy and intimate, there is a lovely bar area and a very impressive glass display cabinet, showcasing some of the finest Champagnes from around the world.

We took a look at the extensive Cocktail menu, which was brimming with options, from the classic Mojito to some more unusual ones, such as ‘The Zombie’.

We were offered some nibbles, fresh plump olives, peanuts and tortilla chips, which were very tasty and got our juices flowing in preparation for the meal that was about to follow.

We were given the menu to browse through while we sat and enjoyed our drinks. There are plenty of options to choose from but my eye was drawn to Pan Fried Chilli Tiger Prawns, which Rachel said were simply stunning, and Stef went for Rosette of Canteloope Melon. We sat and chatted, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. In no time at all Rachel came to show us through to our table.

The cocktails were amazing, my Mojito was sweet, full of zest and the fresh mint finished it off impeccably and Stef’s ‘Singapore Sling’ was a really winner with its cherry and apricot brandy. Whilst we sampled the cocktails, we took in the relaxed, yet buzzing vibe.

For our my main course I had chosen Pan Fried Seabass, set on sautéed baby potatoes with minted pea puree and Stef opted for Oven Roasted Lamb, served on crushed rosemary potatoes, with buttered veg and a red wine sauce and he

I really love ‘Mojito’s’, with fresh lime, brown sugar and fresh mint, so thought I would put one to the test and Stef had spotted a ‘Singapore Sling’ which had dark rum, which looked amazing.

We eagerly followed her through to the dining area, and took our seats. When the Starters arrived, they looked so mouth wateringly tasty, I could barely wait to begin. Stef's melon was almost like a work of art and as we took our first tastes and instantly both made little noises of delight! The prawns were so plump and juicy, oozing with flavour, the avocado with lime fraiche accompanied them perfectly. Stef let me try some of his melon, with a little of the black cherry sorbet, it was divine!

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also ordered a glass of red wine to wash it down, which was the perfect excuse for me to have another Mojito! The seabass was absolutely delicious and cooked beautifully, the combination of this with the sautéed potatoes and minted pea puree was a real winner and I enjoyed savouring every mouthful. Stef tucked into his main course and was extremely impressed with the succulent, tender lamb and the crushed rosemary potatoes, which were very tasty and the buttered veg was cooked to perfection! My favourite part of any meal was still to come, dessert, and if the other courses were anything to go by, this would be amazing!

My favourite dessert of all time is crème brule and I was delighted to see ‘Crème Brule with Chocolate & Orange’ on the menu and for Stef it was a no-brainer when he saw ‘Baileys and Butterscotch cheesecake’. The desserts arrived and looked every bit as yummy as they sounded, my crème brule was like no other crème brule I have ever tasted and it came with the most scrumptious freshly cooked shortbread, simply stunning! The cheesecake was equally as scrumptious, with its crumbly base and the creamy

baileys and butterscotch, a marriage made in heaven.

We finished the meal off with a latte, which was definitely the cherry on the top, finishing off the meal perfectly.

Carriages is contemporary, sophisticated and classy. The food is absolutely exquisite and the cocktails are fabulous! Simply First Class…

What Do We Love?

Classy & Sophisticated Vibe The Best Cocktails! First Class Food

Carriages Cocktail Bar, Restaurant and Rooms is Telford’s newest and most

stylish boutique hotel. Carriages is a beautiful boutique 7 bedroom hotel

located in the historic Shropshire market town of Wellington,


Wellington, Telford TF1 1PY

Tel: 01952 246 855 Email: info@carriagestelford.com

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DIXI CHICKEN 13 Market Square, Wellington Telford, TF1 1BU 01952 252585

Summer Sizzler...

I had been waiting a long time for a quality restaurant/takeaway to open in Wellington, and the wait was finally over. I had heard that Dixi Chicken was opening, and was looking forward to see what all the Hype was about. My first impressions were that I was very impressed with the décor – bright, contemporary and clean cut with American styling throughout. You can see your food being created in front of your eyes, and the staff a very professional and offer ‘service with a smile’.

As it says on the tin, Dixis specialise in quality chicken from fillet burgers and buckets to strips and panninis. They also offer pizzas and kebabs, vegetarian and healthy options as well as desserts. The food here really is of high quality (I should know, I’ve been in many times) and sampled most things on the menu - My personal favourite is the Sizzler Paninni. In the daytime, Dixis is the perfect

option for shoppers and workers who fancy a light (or heavy) meal, at a reasonable price without compromising quality.

They are also open till 3pm (ThursSat) for those on a night out and fancy a quick bite to eat. It has a very family friendly atmosphere also, on my many visits I saw families who were comfortably

seated and kids enjoying their meals. Dixis is in a prime location, conveniently located in the square opposite the Beacon pub next to the HSBC bank. In the evening a delivery service is available too – bonus! You can give them a call or order from the JUST EAT website/app. I would highly recommend that you try Dixis, you won’t be disappointed!

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Find Us At: 13 Market Square, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1BU


01952 252585

Open: Sun-Weds (11.30am - Midnight) and Thurs - Sat (11.30am - 3am)

Chicken Fillet Burger Whole Breast fillet Available in Classic or Sizzler Recipe

Meal £4.20

Includes Free Fries & Drink

Mega Mix Burger

Classic recipe fillet burger stacked with lettuce, mayo, cheese & 2 Chicken Strips

Meal £5.00

Includes Free Fries & Drink

Supreme Chicken Burger Fillet or Sizzler Burger with cheese and a hash brown

Meal £4.70

Includes Free Fries & Drink

Sizzler Box

Chicken Wings in our spicy sizzler coating.

5 Wings Meal £3.00 8 Wings Meal £4.00 Includes Free Fries & Drink


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RESTAURANT OPEN From 7pm - Tues-Thurs From 6pm - Fri-Sat 12noon - 3pm - Sunday


BAR OPEN 12pm - 11pm Daily

72 Beveley Road, Ketley, Telford, TF2 6SD

TEL: 01952 617997 www.jenkos.co.uk

JENKO’S MONGOLIAN BARBEQUE at The Compasses For the same great price we can also prepare meals for you ready to collect for you to take away. Just give us a call and If you don’t fancy leaving the house, then Here at Jenko’s it’s not just a fun evening place your order and we will let you know there is no need to go to the trouble of we know how to get right, it’s also a cooking a Sunday dinner, as we also deliver when it will be ready. perfect Sunday dinner. With a choice of 5 different meats available alongside a range dinners to your doorstep. Avoid disappointment and book your table of other traditional Sunday dinner now! With the same choice of food from the selections, you’ll be pleased to know the servery, our staff will prepare the meal carvery is also ALL YOU CAN EAT! So Bookings are taken from 12.00pm – whether it’s delicious roast chicken or pork with fresh food to your exact needs, all it will take is a phone call and we will do the 2.30pm with the same time given to place and apple that takes your fancy, you can your order for a home delivery! rest. try all the different varieties of Sunday dinner possible from our always fresh self The meals come in either adult or childs service servery. Book now on: 01952 617997 portions with a seperate portion of real Eating in means you can enjoy your dinner meat gravy (vegetarian gravy on request) for each dinner. A selection of desserts are in the candle-lit log cabin, even eating on also available to finish off your perfect Any questions? our staff will be more than the decking at the rear of the building in happy to help on the above number. the summer under the sun. Remember to afternoon with your feet up. Adults delivery £9.00, Childs delivery £7.00, save room for one of our many amazing Desserts £3.00. ALL YOU CAN EAT! desserts. Adults Mongolian BBQ – £17.50 There is a delivery charge on top of the Childs Mongolian BBQ – £8.95 Adults carveries are priced at just £11.95, order of just £2.00. Steak, Chips & Salad – £17.50 with children priced at only £6.95. (Delivery to any building with a Telford Steak & Mongolian BBQ – £24.50 Postcode). BOTH ALL YOU CAN EAT!


BUT, It doesn’t end there!

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JENKO’S MONGOLIAN BARBEQUE ALL YOU CAN EAT! Adults Mongolian BBQ £17.50 Childs Mongolian BBQ £8.95 Steak, Chips & Salad £17.50 Steak & Mongolian BBQ £24.50

SUNDAY LUNCHES 12-3PM Bookings Essential Available for Home Delivery! Delicious Desserts available from just £3

RESTAURANT OPEN From 7pm - Tues-Thurs From 6pm - Fri-Sat 12noon - 3pm - Sunday BAR OPEN - 12pm - 11pm Daily THE COMPASSES B OO 72 Beveley Road, K 019 NOW Ketley, ! 617 52 Telford, 997 TF2 6SD TEL: 01952 617997



The Golden Ball Ironbridge Ironbridge’s Oldest & Finest Inn

Tel: 01952 432179

40 High Street, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3JF Tel: 01902 374381 or 07792 986286



Monday - Wednesday (12 - 3pm food served until 2.30pm) (5pm - 11pm food served until 9pm)

Every Monday - JAM NIGHT - 8.00 - 11.00pm Every Tuesday - JAZZ - 8.30 - 11.00pm Every Wednesday - MIKE YORKE & FRIENDS (Easy Listening) 8.30 - 11.00pm Last Thursday of Every Month - QUIZ NIGHT - 8.00pm Last Friday Night of Every Month - LIVE BAND or DISCO Every Sunday - JAZZ - 12.30 - 3.00pm

Thursday - Friday (12 - 11pm food served 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm)

BEER FESTIVAL 22nd - 25th AUGUST 20+ Beers & Ciders Available

Saturday (12 - 11pm food served 12-9pm) Sunday (12 - 10.30pm food seved 12-7pm) The Golden Ball, New Bridge Rd, Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7BA

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................................ 15 BURTON STREET, DAWLEY, TELFORD, TF4 2ES ................................. 01952 504999 ................................ OPEN 5.30PM 11.30PM


A very friendly welcome to a relaxed and comfortable restaurant. Although at time of review still undergoing refurbishment this gem shines through with both locals and people from further afield, travelling to experience a true taste of India. In business for 14 years, Anwar and Ash have enjoyed success in this conveniently situated Dawley High Street venue. On escaping the cold March evening into Bengal Spice, we were greeted with the warmth of both smiles and spices. Instantly feeling at ease and welcome we were shown to one of the few remaining tables.

On viewing the menu we were both spoilt for choice with so many delicious sounding options. We tucked into the poppadoms and the four dips - mint yoghurt, lime pickle, onion salad and Mango Chutney, whilst we made our minds up. Being partial to Indian food we stuck to our favourite usual options of Onion Bhaji and Tandoori Chicken both with fresh salad and a homemade mint sauce. Both did not disappoint- the bhaji was crunchy and flavoursome and the tandoori chicken was both generously portioned and cooked to perfection full of lovely flavour. After nearly filling up on the starter we had a small break while we enjoyed the wine we had brought with us as the premises is unlicensed. After a half time break we were served

our piping hot delicious mains. Rachel had opted for a chicken korma - although not spicy she always finds that if this is done well the hotter curries follow suit. The korma was both creamy, buttery and completely moreish. The chicken was cooked to perfection. I opted for a garlic lamb balti with extra corriander, again a tasty option with the lamb succulently cooked in a beautifully spiced balti sauce. For sides we ordered the keema pilau rice that was both

plentiful and full of taste and texture and a garlic keema nan - a leavened bread filled with spicy mince lamb and garlic, all baked in a clay oven.

This meal was extremely satisfying and the menu is both extensive and very reasonably priced. For the more adventurous curry connoisseur, the menu boasts a choice of balti, curry, biriani, sagwalla and vegetarian option with a section dedicated to chefs’ recommendations for something different. We were also impressed to note

that if there is a dish not on the menu, if possible they are happy to prepare it for you.

As well as the standard menu options there are six set menu options - a perfect option for 2-4 people, allowing all to try an array of delights from the restaurant’s various dishes. Our meal at Bengal Spice was a delight, a haven from the hustle and bustle of Telford. The already popular restaurant can only gain more prestige and custom from the nearly completed refurbishment. The good already stands up on it's own, with a regular customer base both ordering for take out and eating in. They also provide outside catering for events and can take bookings for parties and special occasions. On leaving the restaurant we were both warm, full and content, with Anwar and Ash's friendly personalities making us feel relaxed and welcome - ensuring a repeat trip in the near future!

Open Sunday-Thursday 5.30pm- 11.30pm and Friday- Saturday 5.30pm - Midnight and closed on Mondays ( except bank holidays) - we are both looking in our diaries to book our next free day in. Come and taste the delights for yourself. If you don't have time for a sit down meal then take advantage of the take away service, with free home delivery within a 3 mile radius.

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The Masons Arms is a warm and friendly Country Pub and Restaurant located in the village of Kemberton. Home cooked food is served daily from our extensive menu, including tapas, created by our Head Chef & Owner Luciana.

Real Cask Ales & International Cuisine

The Masons Arms, Hall Lane, Kemberton, Shropshire, Phone: 01952 684019

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Bar & Club One event to look out for is our August Bank Holiday Fun Day (Watch this space!)

Three Furnaces Bar & Club. Telford’s only full time attitude free night spot. The Three Furnaces welcome and respect everyone, whether gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, straight or who are just happy to be themselves. There is no better place for a friendly experience on your night out. Why start somewhere else when you can start here with our very competitive early bird drinks pricing, then stay for a good clubbing night out till late (Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and other special theme nights, check web site for details) We are open 7 evenings a week with three dedicated clubbing nights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On other nights we often have a lot going on, whether it be a fun quiz night with free supper included on a Tuesday or Fun Karaoke nights on a Sunday plus specialist cabaret nights. The Furnace Factor Talent Contest starts late September so watch this space with prizes up to £800 you can have your star talents recognized in an X-Factor style competition held

every Thursday in the run up to Christmas, starting in late September. We have student nights every Wednesday with a DJ until 3am and the best drinks prices in Telford all night! The Three Furnaces Bar & Club have a large friendly family of staff and door staff and provide an excellent atmosphere and comfortable night. We also boast a large car parking area and smoking terrace so you are able to enjoy the summer nights in style as well as experiencing the state of the art lighting and sound system for the best clubbing experience.

As the summer brings warm nights and room to have fun and let your hair down you will find the best nights in Telford happening at the Three Furnaces Bar & Club so to make your summer one to never forget pop down and meet the team, everyone will be warmly welcomed. To stay up to date with what’s happening please visit and like www.facebook.com/groups/threefurnaces/ for more information. Or have a browse at our new web site: www.threefurnaces.co.uk 30 Bridgnorth Road Madeley Telford TF7 4JB T: 01952 588 521

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The Silver Fish 10 10 Tan Tan Bank, Bank, Telford, Telford, TF1 TF1 1HJ 1HJ

01952 254627 Special offers Fish box

2 small fish, chips and either mushy peas, curry, gravy or baked beans in a tray



Beefburger, chicken or veggie burger with chips and salad in a tray


Opening hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm (Sunday closed)

Kids meals

Small sausage, fishcake or 4 chicken nuggets with chips and a sauce in a tray


Family run business for over 30 years! Car park around the side or across the road

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Have you tried the


01952 872334



Carvery? .........................................


Find us on facebook themadebrookcarvery

Welcome to the Madebrook Carvery!

Along with the comfortable feel to the pub, the best thing about The Madebrook Carvery is the value for money; the carvery starts from just £4.89.

The restaurant is stunning, with a modern, stylish feel & the fantastic bar with soft natural light and original features such as the ornate cast iron fireplace and earthy brick pillars. The décor is warm and inviting, with wooden flooring and a lovely open plan arrangement.

Lunchtime Special Offer: 12pm - 4pm Mon - Sat - Only £4.89 Monday to Saturday: £5.95 Sunday: £7.49

We are delighted to welcome you to the Madebrook Carvery, located in Madeley, Telford.

Carvery Prices:

The Madebrook Carvery offers a high quality fresh Carvery Menu ALL day, EVERY day.

There is a choice of three roasts daily; turkey, beef and gammon, all cooked to perfection and locally sourced. A huge selection of seasonal vegetables are available - which are always fresh, and never frozen, except peas and sweetcorn of course! In addition to this, there are wonderfully seasoned boiled and golden roasted potatoes. And of course, no carvery would be complete without Yorkshire pudding, stuffing and our famous "Madebrook gravy".

As well as the delicious Carvery, there are great “pub favourites” on the menu – from juicy steaks, baguettes to chip shop style fish or the very popular ‘Madebrook Burger’.

Try Our Full Pub Menu & Homemade Specials!

Open all day from Midday

Madebrook House Bridgnorth Road Madeley Telford Shropshire TF7 4JF

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t: 01746 763257 e: iain@theatreonthesteps.co.uk


FRIDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2014 8pm to SATURDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2014 8pm


Hotel California is arguably one of THE most iconic albums ever released, and probably the album the Eagles are most proud of.

The title track is one of the best-known songs of the album-orientated rock era. It's doubtful that many music fans, whatever their taste, won't have heard the track at sometime during their musical listening journey. Desperado pay homage to this musical phenomenon by faithfully recreating the whole of the album, and many more of your favourite Eagles songs live on stage in their new show ….


Wednesday 29th October 2014 7pm To Thursday 30th October 2014 7pm EARLY BOOKING ESSENTIAL Walk Time 7pm Start Point Town Hall Tickets Adults £10.00 Children £5.00

What’s On - At The Theatre On The Steps...


Friday 7th November 2014 8Pm To Saturday 8th November 2014 8Pm

Live At Theatre On The Steps Two Nights - Two Different Shows! Tickets: £10.00 –No Concessions Tickets on the door £12.


Friday 28th November 2014 8Pm

This Abba Tribute surpasses all others with the motto “ The Winner Takes It All”! IF YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW YOU MUST BOOK NOW! Tickets: £12.00 No concessions

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Horsehay Village Golf Centre Shropshire’s friendly golf centre

Horsehay Village Golf Centre Tuesday Evening

Fish & Chip Supper for just £5!

2 Meals for £12 at Horsehay Village Golf Centre! Within Horsehay Village Golf Centre you will find a small bar and catering business offering a 2 meals for £12 deal that runs daily - the kitchen is open between 10am-4pm daily and 10am-8pm on Tuesdays. There is a bingo night at 8pm on a Tuesday evening and we also offer a tasty fish and chip supper for just £5 on this day. We are available for function hire. Our contact details are: Telephone 01952 382632, or you can email us at: jccateringhgc@hotmail.co.uk

Kitchen open between 10am-4pm daily and 10am-8pm on Tuesdays Tuesday Evenings BINGO at 8PM Come and join the fun!

The Horsehay Village Golf Clubhouse Good Food - Competitive prices Function room hire available Clubhouse open to golfers & non golfers The perfect companion to a great days golf To contact the 19th Hole Bar and Restaurant Telephone J. C Catering on 01952 382632, or visit jccateringhgc.webs.com

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How About A Nice Cup Of Tea And A Slice Of Cake??

Welcome to The Vintage Tea Room, Oakengates. We offer you a unique tea room dining experience, set in an authentic vintage era themed setting, with pocket saving prices. From freshly prepared sandwiches on soft white bread, freshly baked cakes to tea and scones. If you are looking for a lovely dining experience to bring your Mum, Nan or Aunt to, for a treat or maybe if you are just looking for a beautiful pot of tea in a china cup and saucer, accompanied by a slice of heavenly cake, we are here to meet all of your expetations in true vintage style.


Sun & Mon - Closed Tues - Sat - 9.00am - 5.00pm

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Come to The Vintage Tea Rooms and try our amazing, massive cakes! We cater for vegetarians too. For a pefect reminder of a long hot summers day, why not try this weeks cake of the week? Scrumptious....

9 New Street, Oakengates, Telford

Tel: 07909 226289

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Special Events at Buckatree Hall Hotel No night out at the Buckatree Hall Hotel is the same - a party night with the girls, a romantic night with your partner or a special celebration - the packed programme of entertainment caters for all. The historic hotel at the foot of the Wrekin is definitely the place to be if you’re looking for something different. Not only are the surroundings beautiful, with scenic gardens and a private lake, but the hotel provides a host of entertainment nights throughout the year. Coming up over the next couple of months are some fantastic themed nights, with great food and the chance to dance the night away. With the wedding season well underway, the hotel is inviting ‘guests’ to crash its very own celebration on August 9 at its Wedding Crashers party. You can walk down the red carpet, sip a bucks fizz during the reception and enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast followed by evening entertainment. There’s always a place on the hotel dance floor for Telford’s disco divas get your glitter ready for the fantastic Diva Fever Party Night on September 5. The evening includes a superstar three-course dinner and lots of diva time on the dance floor. Kick off those heels and dance!

Alison W went to the Buckatree Hall’s 1980s Retro roll back night with her friends and has already re-booked for future entertainment evenings. She said:

dinner nights in its stunning Lakeside restaurant. And for those planning for the festive season, bookings for Christmas parties are now being taken.

“We had the most amazing evening from start to finish - the food was delicious and plentiful. “All of the staff were polite, professional and very helpful. My feet were sore from dancing so much! “I highly recommend The Buckatree for a night out.”

Wayne Jenson, general manager, said staff at the hotel love to provide a wide range of fun nights out. He said: “We are obviously well known for being a fabulous wedding venue and hosting successful business conferences and private functions but we also love a good party. “Our staff work hard to put on a great night of entertainment for our guests and we love to come up with unusual themes. “Great food, a relaxed atmosphere and a fun night out- what more could you ask for?”

Preparing for a sell-out event bosses said the hotel’s Ladies night on September 26 was due to attract girls who want to have fun - sexy male dancers, a scorching drag act and steamy disco, along with a delicious buffet. Throughout the summer, the hotel will continue to offer gourmet

To book a night of entertainment, call (01952) 641821 or visit


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Friday 5th: Diva Fever Party Night - Glitter and eyeliner at the ready! The evening includes a superstar three course dinner. Then be a diva on the dance floor to the glamorous sounds of Beyonce, Whitney, Celine plus many more. £15.95pp Sunday 21st: Family Fun Day - Join us for a day of family fun as we support the Hands around the Wrekin world record attempt for the most people doing the Hokey Cokey! Bouncy castle, face painting, outdoor bar, music and BBQ. Friday 26th: Ladies Night - The weather is warming up and so are the nights at the Buckatree. Enjoy a 1 course buffet dinner followed by sexy exotic male dancers, scorching drag act and steamy disco ‘til late. £16.95pp Sunday 28th: Wedding Fayre - Join us at our magnificent wedding venue with some of Shropshire’s finest wedding suppliers who will be showcasing their products and services. Complimentary entrance. 11am – 3pm

Friday 3rd: MS Gala Dinner - Join us at our ‘Black & Orange Tie’ charity dinner in aid of Multiple Sclerosis. Drinks & canapés on arrival, 4 course menu, charity auction and dancing. £39.95pp Friday 10th: Join us at one of our Gourmet evenings for one of chefs specially created menus and enjoy a delicious 6 course meal in the relaxed surroundings of our Lakeside restaurant. A great opportunity to discover and try new food which you may not ordinarily have chosen. £24.95pp Friday 24th: Wedding Crashers Part II - It’s time for a new hat! Everybody loves going to a wedding-right? Come and join us at ours, walk the red carpet, sip a bucks fizz reception drink and enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast followed by your evening entertainment. £17.50pp Friday 31st Dance through the Decades - Rock ‘n’ Roll 50’s, Flower Power 60’s, Funky 70’s, Electric 80’s, Alternative 90’s and Naughty 00’s. The evening starts with a timeless three course dinner and ends.

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Family entertainers will include street theatre with the hilarious Granny Turismo and the Lovely Bugs, who will perform an interactive and aerial dance display within a 6m high rig and giant spider’s web. From 4pm the fun moves into Southwater when local bands and dancers will take their turn on the stage plus street dancing and stalls. Free Radio will host a roadshow with popular presenters Sam and Mark, while refreshments will be on offer at the many restaurants around the square including Mimosa, Nandos,

Pizza Express, Bella Italia, Chimichanga, Harvester, Wagamama and Zizzi. The day culminates with a theatrical opening ceremony with giant lanterns, light and fireworks over the lake from 9.30pm until the close around 10pm. For more information visit www.tparty.co.uk and www.heartoftelford.co.uk; details of where to stay can be found on www.visitironbridge.co.uk.

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Film Releases...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday, August 8, 2014 Cast: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett... The reboot story centers on the turtle crime fighters, which include Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, as well as their master Splinter. Rumored to involve the return of Shredder.

The Green Inferno

Friday, September 5, 2014 Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns Follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very cannibals they sought to protect.

The Equalizer

Friday, September 26, 2014 Cast: Denzel Washington, Chloe Moretz, David Meunier An ex-government operative strikes out on his own. Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a retired intelligence officer who helps the powerless. In the movie version, he is living a quiet life while working at a Home Depot, when one act of kindness toward a prostitute (Chloe Moretz) gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Marton Csokas will play a vicious fixer for the Russians.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Friday, August 22, 2014 Cast: Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen... In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight (Josh Brolin) is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill� (featured in the film Frank Miller's Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.

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KYLIE BRINGS THE ‘KISS ME ONCE’ TOUR TO THE NIA BIRMINGHAM AS PART OF HER TOUR OF THE UK AND IRELAND THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, ‘KISS ME ONCE’ WAS RELEASED BACK IN MARCH. Kylie, whose new album “Kiss Me Once”, announced the Kiss Me Once Tour, which will be heading to the NIA in Birmingham in October. The tour will open here in the UK and will comprise of 31 shows in 15 countries – including 12 dates in the UK and Ireland. Famous for her live shows, Kylie’s Kiss Me Once Tour will be true to form as a celebration of both new and old material. The brand new album, ‘Kiss Me Once’ is Kylie’s first studio album since 2010’s ‘Aphrodite’, and her first since signing to Roc Nation Management. The album was executive produced by Kylie and Sia, who also penned the title track. Kylie also teams up with Pharrell Williams (who wrote and produced ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’). Other producers include Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM) on ‘If Only’, MNEK on ‘Feels So Good’, and Greg Kurstin on bonus track ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’. Tickets for the Kiss Me Once Tour: livenation.co.uk/artist/kylie-tickets (Tickets subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee.)



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Postman Pat: The Movie opened at cinemas nationwide on Friday 23rd May


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You wouldn’t necessarily put the image of Ronan Keating, the suave Irish singersongwriter, together with that of our cheery Postman Pat. But the vocalist has lent his talent to the much loved cartoon character when he tries to hold a tune in Postman Pat: The Movie.

With years of experience performing to adoring fans, Ronan Keating has certainly developed himself a stage presence. Having filled huge arenas as part of Boyzone and as a solo artist, Ronan’s latest performance sees him as Pat’s singing voice in Postman Pat: The Movie. With the 3D animation trying his luck auditioning for TV talent show ‘You’re the One’, the pop star found himself crooning in a different sort of recording studio. “I loved it.” Ronan imparts with his characteristic soft spoken charm. “I really enjoyed the whole process. I had to match the way my voice works and my mouth moves and match the words so that was quite an interesting thing. It’s a new world for me and I really enjoyed it.”

It’s clear that Keating was taken in by the filming process, and he got on so well with the directors that they even gave him a cameo. “Originally I wasn’t even in it!” he explains. “I was just the singing voice and then the director worked on putting me in it after we met and spent some time together. So that actually changed halfway

through the whole thing, they added an extra part which is nice.”

With this his third film, the singer is becoming familiar with the acting trade. “It’s been something I’ve been trying to do for what, sixteen years and it has been a slog with a lot of rejection and that’s ok, Because, you know, I’m a singer and it’d be hard for directors to put their faith in me – being a well known singer it’s hard to then be an actor and I understand that. So finding those directors with a belief in me was a breath of fresh air.”

That's not to say the singer hasn't kept himself busy over the past sixteen years. Juggling a successful career as a solo artist and working earnestly with the breast cancer charity he founded, the Marie Keating foundation, it's surprising Ronan's found the time to champion Postman Pat's journey to the big screen from the get go. “To be honest I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long for it to be turned into a feature length film because it was such a legendary, iconic cartoon when we were kids. 30 years later to only now hit our big screens is kind of sad but exciting because my kids don’t really know Postman Pat. Hopefully the film will introduce him to them properly.” That said, getting to the studio has been a journey in itself for Keating. The per-

former is currently based in Australia where he’s a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor. “We’ve seen a lot (of talent competitions) in the UK with the last 15 years with Pop Idol, The X Factor, and you kind of feel that the talent has been exhausted. But in Australia it’s still very fresh.”

Strong words from a man with clear talent spotting skills. As despite spending his days sieving through a plethora of Australian talent, Ronan has picked himself a worthy contender with his Aussie girlfriend. What’s it like dating a girl who grew up halfway across the world? “I guess when you meet someone from another country and have a close relationship you see life differently through them. Which is incredible - the food, the drink, the society, just the way they’ve grown up and stuff they are used to which is so different from the way you’ve been brought up. It’s good to learn about that and blend.”

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Postman Pat is one of the most iconic television characters and it’s time he is given a chance to show what he can do on the big screen. You’ve got James Bond, you’ve got Jason Bourne: now it’s Pat’s turn!

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You may know Stephen Mangan for his role as anaesthesiologist Guy Secretan in Green Wing, or perhaps as the exasperated Sean Lincoln in sitcom Episodes. Now, you’ll have to get used to him in a whole new framework, as the actor is appearing on the big screen as family favourite Postman Pat.

It’s the much loved cartoon character’s first ever feature film, and Mangan is proud to be capturing the thoroughly English postie. “Postman Pat is one of the most iconic television characters and it’s time he is given a chance to show what he can do on the big screen. You’ve got James Bond, you’ve got Jason Bourne: now it’s Pat’s turn.”

Postman Pat: The Movie sees Mangan as Pat, but Ronan Keating captures the postie’s singing voice. Wasn’t Mangan up to the crooning task himself? After all, he was in a band in the nineties… “The main problem is – my voice is actually too good.” He quips. “I mean, Pat’s supposed to have a beautiful singing voice but mine sounds otherworldly, just disturbingly beautiful….”

And whilst Ronan has spent years as a member of Boyzone, Steve prefers a rather different musical style; “I’m more of a folk artist.” He quips. “Give me an aran jumper and some wellies and a stool

and I’m away.”

He may jest about competing with the Irish singer, but Mangan didn’t actually meet the pop sensation until after his shoot – or any of the cast for that matter. Apparently, animation is more of a solo effort. “I did the entire thing on my own in a booth over two days and I actually met the women who played my wife at the premiere.” “That’s the way animation works. Quite often you do your thing in isolation, you perfect your performance, they get what they want from you. It’s a great credit to the director who really is responsible for the whole thing because he’s got all these conversations in his head, the way it’s going to look, they do the animation after you’ve recorded the voice.”

It may afford him less banter with his cast mates, but Mangan divulges that he loves working as a voiceover artist. “I think the voice is fascinating, the fact that you can pick up a phone and hear a voice, and out of all the millions of people on the planet, the thousands and thousands of voices you’ve heard, you know instantly who is talking. That’s incredible. The fact that you can get so much subtlety and nuance is remarkable. The voice is an amazing instrument and I don’t think it’s been bettered by any manmade instrument.”

Mangan isn’t new to stretching his vocal chords for a part. Primarily a stage actor – and a TONY nominated one at that – he refused film and TV roles for five years after finishing drama school, preferring to remain upon the stage. Now, twenty years on, he remains resolute that despite encroaching technology, the human aspect of performance can never be replaced. “With all the animated films we have around, and we have some great, artistic stuff that’s been done – Toy Story, Frozen - what makes them so good is the human performance. You don’t get many silent movies or cartoons anymore, because nuance needs to be provided by human beings … you’ll never get rid of actors however hard you try!”

After graduating from RADA in 1994, the actor’s career trajectory has now leapt from stage to screen to animation, and for that Mangan credits his “itchy brain”. “I get very bored easily, doing the same thing over and over again doesn’t interest me. We’ve got Episodes filming in August so I’m looking forward to series four of that. In the meantime I’ve got radio and a bit of presenting: you mix it up.”

“I’d play Pat again in a heartbeat.”

That’s said …

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As the American-Chinese chef, author, TV presenter and humanitarian that has been the face of Asian cuisine for over 30 years, Ken Hom knows what it is like to be healthy, wealthy and successful. But he also knows what it is like to be poverty-stricken and struggling to find enough money to put food on the table, which is why he is fronting a campaign for Laila rice, which aims to give away one million servings of rice to the hungry via UK foodbanks and NGOs in India and Africa.

Born in Tucson, Arizona to Taishanese parents, Ken Hom was raised by his mother who would “earn not much more than $75 a month, if that”. It

meant food had to go far, and as such the celebrity chef has first-hand experience of the pain that a lack of sustenance can cause.

“I am an ambassador for Action against Hunger - not just an ambassador for it but I give a substantial amount of money and gifts and contribution to the legacy of hunger.

It fits right into what I do. And of course, rice is an important part of my life. I love basmati rice and the fact that it can feed so many people. In today’s world it is scandalous that we even have hunger. We waste so much food - over 40% is wasted. That’s ridiculous, don’t you think? That’s another passion: so anything that can

“I do like fish and chips!”

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contribute to combating those things I’m against, I am for.”

Another reason Hom is lending his support to the campaign is his disbelief at the current increase in use of food banks in the UK.

“The fact there is hunger in the UK is shocking. It has come to this for a lot of mismanagement on the government side as well as the social side. We live in world where people are worried about buying their next iPhone. We are not aware that not everybody can inspire to those kinds of things. What is important is that people can afford a good meal.” The chef is of the opinion that sustenance should be a main priority. “People talk about diets, yet some

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people don’t have enough to eat. We have become unconscious of what is going on around us. So if this campaign can bring to attention that over one million people in the UK have been to the food bank in the last 12 months, it will be a very good thing.”



Displaying a keen interest in British food and culture since 1982, when he started to front the BBC show Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery, Hom has witnessed great change in Britain’s culinary landscape both culturally and socially.

“If you take the UK as an example, being a legacy of the empire it has different cuisines. That is one of the positive aspects of colonialism from what I can see. It has made Britain in many ways a multicultural and a very interesting country. But it is the same for many western countries, like France, where I live. When many people come to a country, with it comes their food. I have seen these changes over 40 years, and it means the quality and the things that you can get are really, really amazing.” Given his expertise and extensive travel, what would he class as his favourite type of food?

“As it was my childhood cuisine, it definitely has to be Chinese food because I grew up eating it. I always end up going back to it because it is comforting and reassuring. It reminds me of being young and it makes me feel happy”.

So if Chinese cuisine will always cast Hom back down memory lane, what does he make of what England has to offer?

“It is not really to my taste, but there are some good aspects. Old fashioned things like steak and kidney pie are nice and hearty, with not much meat. But I think there is too much bread and potato, which I can’t eat too much of.”

“But…” he chuckles, “I do like fish and chips!”

Ken is proud to support Laila's Rice for Life campaign, to donate one million servings of rice to the hungry, launched this month. For further details visit: www.lailafoods.com/riceforlife


This is the famous Indonesian Nasi Goren - a truly delectable one-meal rice dish that is made simply in a wok. Unlike the Chinese version of fried rice, it includes a combination of meat and prawns. There is also the addition of soy sauce and shrimp paste, which his uniquely Indonesian. It is typical of the rich and flavoursome food one finds in Indonesia. SERVES 4-8 PREPARATION TIME 30 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 30 MINUTES

Long Grain White Rice Measured Ot The 400 Ml (14 Fl Oz) 2 Eggs, Beaten 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil 1 Teaspoon Salt 2 Tablespoons Groundnut Oil 1 Tablespoons Coarsely Chopped Garlic 175g (6 Oz) Raw Prawns, Shelled And De-Veined Then Cut Into 1 Cm (1/2 Inch) Pieces 1 Small Onion, Finely Chopped 1 Tablespoon Shrimp Paste 225g (8 Ox) Minced Pork Or Beef

1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce 2 Teaspoons Dark Soy Sauce 1 Small Cucumber, Peeled And Finely Sliced Freshly Ground Black Pepper METHOD At least two hours in advance or even the night before, cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. Allow it ot cool thoroughly and then put it In the refrigerator. Combine the eggs with the sesame oil, half the salt and some black pepper, then set aside. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add the oil, and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the garlic, prawns, onion, shrimp page, the remaining salt and some black pepper. Strir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the minced pork or beef and stir fry for 2 minutes. Now add the rice and continue to stir fry for 3 minutes. Next, add the light soy sauce and dark soy sauce and stir fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the egg mixture and stir fry for another minute. Turn onto a platter, garnish with the sliced cucumber and serve.

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JOHN LEGEND ANNOUNCES UK TOUR His soulful tones have dominated the airwaves lately with his hit single ‘All Of Me’, which has seen sales of over 500,000 in the UK and is spent over nine weeks in the Top 10. It’s also sold a staggering 3 million in the US. Now, John Legend has announced a series of UK shows. John's Gold-certified fourth album ‘Love in the Future’ has stormed the UK and sold over half a million copies, as well as being nominated for a Grammy this year for Best R’n’B Album. Its lead single ‘All Of Me’ also scored him his first ever US number one single. John has always been known for his heartfelt songwriting and beautiful use of melody, and ‘Love In e Future’ was no exception. It also saw him explore new musical territory by working with the likes of Rick Ross, Kimbra and Seal, and cemented his position as one of today’s most intriguing and talented musicians. He’s now set to bring his live show to the UK, with a stop at Birmingham’s NIA. Sunday 12 October 2014 NIA

NIA tickets on sale priced at £37.10, £42.70 & £56.70 (includes admin fee & £0.70 renovation levy) + £2.55 fulfilment fee. Tickets available at www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000.

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Following the release of his tenth full-length album, SEX AND LOVE, Enrique Iglesias has announced his first UK arena tour in over three years and will be joined by global superstar Demi Lovato. Enrique the Grammy Award-winning international icon makes his hotly tipped return to the live arena since wrapping up a twoyear whirlwind worldwide tour supporting the double-platinum EUPHORIA in 2012.

Enrique’s career has seen overall sales surpass 100 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Spanish artists ever. His legacy includes five Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with two landing at #1. He also boasts 13 number ones on the Billboard Dance Chart, which is the most for any male performer in the chart's history. In total, he's enjoyed seventy number ones across all Billboard charts. In the UK alone Enrique has had over 12 top 20 singles, and six Top 10 singles including ‘Bailamos’, ‘Could I Have This Kiss Forever’, ‘Escape’, ’Hero’ and the quadruple-platinum smash "I Like It”. New album SEX AND LOVE

see’s Enrique collaborate with legendary Marco Antonio Solis, the stunning Kylie Minogue and the multi-platinum selling Pitbulll on his latest single "I'm a Freak". Joining Enrique as previously hinted on twitter last week is the international multi-talented and multi-platinum selling artist Demi Lovato.

This past year has been nothing short of incredible for Demi Lovato. She released her fourth album, DEMI, which debuted at #10 in the UK and hit #1 on iTunes in 50 countries. The album produced hit single, “Heart Attack” which debuted at #3. Lovato recently wrapped her headlining NEON LIGHTS Tour, named after her third and most recent single, which visited and sold-out arenas in major cities in North and South America. As part of a recent UK promo trip in support of her current single Neon Lights, she sold-out her first show at London’s Koko and performed at the iconic club G.A.Y. Lovato is set to embark on the North American leg of her allnew World Tour this fall which will hit 25 cities across the US and Canada.

In addition to her musical accomplishments, in 2014, her book, STAYING STRONG: 365 DAYS A YEAR became a New York Times best-seller, she returned to television as a judge and mentor on ‘The XFactor’ and starred in Fox’s hit series ‘Glee’, while continuing to support charities close to her heart. November will see Enrique Iglesias with very special guest Demi Lovato play at the NIA as part of the SEX AND LOVE TOUR and is not to be missed:

Enrique Iglesias Sex and Love tour Plus very special guest Demi Lovato 27 November NIA, Birmingham

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Beautiful hand-made Wedding Favours, Natural or coloured to match your wedding theme. Choose your colour, fragrance and wording. Your Wedding is the most special day of your life. I will work closely with you to make sure you get exactly what you want. If you buy one sample I will refund that amount against any larger order of 25 or more. Larger quantities will be available at a discounted price depending on how many ordered

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After the best man speech, before the crazy DJ comes on, why not let your guests take part in a fun activity that they might never have tried before! Fill a few hours with a fun activity that most ages can take part in. A lot of weddings now have entertainment like magicians, photo booths etc but why not have something different at your wedding!! We can bring our Archery and Laser Shooting activities to your wedding, providing there’s a space big enough for us to use at the venue, indoors or outdoors. Archery is an ancient activity, it was used for combat and hunting back in the day but nowadays it’s all about having fun! Our instructor will show you how the techniques of Archery, how to properly stand, aim and fire!! You shoot at targets which we can use to keep score if you’d like a winner at the end of the day! Down to 8 year olds can usually take part.

Laser Shooting is a great wedding activity as its gives your guests a chance to have a go at a shooting activity without having bruises from powerful kick backs! We have 5 shotguns that have been modified to fire a totally harmless laser beam now rather than cartridges. The guns are still a bit heavy but there is no kick back from them. We have an outdoor system for dry days, where you shoot at clays flying through the air but we also have an indoor system for those typical wet Welsh days where its random targets that light up around a room for you to shoot at.

We play various games and there’s a scoreboard that keeps a running score for each person, so again, a winner at the end of the day if you want! There is no age restriction but children need to be able to hold the gun, but we do have stands available to help them too. Why not run a competition between the bridesmaids and best men! Family vs family, best man vs maid of honour, bride vs groom even!!! Or just simply have the activity there and guests can just pop over for a few goes if they want.

You can hire either activity for any length of time, half day, full day, just an hour. We’ll come up with a schedule to suit your day and number of guests and price it accordingly for you. We just need a decent amount of outdoor or indoor space for the activities and we’ll take care of the rest. We can contact your venue and go through it with them to make sure they are comfortable with it, and we’ll probably visit the venue beforehand.

Have a look at our website: www.adventurewales.co.uk - to see images and videos of Archery and Laser Shooting. If you’d like a price for having Archery or Laser Shooting at your wedding please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll ask the date, location, number of guests, time/length you want. Call us on 02920 831658

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The comb over comeback The Comb over The comb over haircut was big in the 50's and 60's, but lost flavor as men's hair got longer. But this classic hairstyle has made a huge comeback. The comb over haircut is a trendy style for men, and it can be worn for any occasion. The slick comb over hairstyle is professional, gives the look of luxury on any man and can be worn by anyone with any face shape.

The Undercut What may very well be the trendiest hairstyle in men's hair in recent years, the undercut is the perfect summer cut for someone looking to add a little edge to their look this season. With its shaved sides and back and a long top, the undercut is easily recognizable from miles away. "What do I do with the top?" you ask. Well, that's all up to you. Many men prefer to style it with pomade and comb it over like in this picture, but you can also spike it, leave it flat, or anything else your mind can create! You'll appreciate the shaved sides and back when the summer.

Quiff Popularised in the '50s and making a radiant comeback in the past couple of years, the quiff is the perfect summer cut for guys who want something a little longer but still want that suave look. To get the perfect quiff, you normally have to start by applying styling gel after wash, then blow-dry your hair into position, and then finish with some wax to get the shape to hold. The quiff is awesome for the summertime, as it gets your hair up and out of your face and leaves you something to run your hands through.

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“Visitors will find that there’s a real sense of space in the Canterbury. The open plan kitchen and dining room has French doors that lead out to the garden and the main bedroom includes an en suite and built-in wardrobes.

Get that extra quality from Bovis Homes at Telford

Buyers in Telford will find out that not all house builders consider features like integrated kitchen appliances and built-in bedroom wardrobes to be ‘extras’ if they visit a new development taking shape now in the town. In Bovis Homes properties those items are very much standard and included in the price, part of their excellent all-inclusive specification, which is available now at Oakford Grange. With a brand new show home recently opening its doors at the popular development off Sommerfeld Road, home seekers can come and have a look for themselves at the quality finish you get from the national home builder, who have been helping to create new communities across England and Wales for more than 125 years.

You can visit the four bedroom Canterbury between 10.00am and 5.00pm, Thursday to Monday, and while there talk to the sales team and find out how much more you

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“This lovely house type has a number of exciting features to interest prospective buyers and shows the quality of family home that will be available at Oakford Grange,” said Regional Marketing Manager Carina Wilde. “There is also so much included in the price that many other house builders would call extras, like a lovely fitted kitchen with integrated appliances like hob, cooker, dishwasher and fridge freezer.

“This showcases the high quality of homes that will be available at Oakford Grange, with prices currently starting at £99,995 for a two bedroom apartment, £156,996 for a three bedroom home and £219,995 for the four beds, although these are obviously subject to change.”

To help buyers in securing their new home at Oakford Grange, there are a variety of purchase assistance schemes available. For instance, there’s Help to Buy, which has been seen thousands of buyers get on or move up the ladder as a Government equity loan of 20% of the price means the buyer needs just a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. Then there’s Home Exchange, where Bovis Homes could buy your old house and help take some of the stress, cost and time out of moving. For more information about Oakford Grange and all Bovis Homes purchase assistance schemes, call the sales team on 0845 260 1830 or visit www.bovishomes.co.uk.

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Firstcall Recovery Edit_Double Page Editorial 17/07/2014 19:34 Page 1

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For car breakdown and vehicle recovery services in Telford, Shropshire, you know you can count on Firstcall Recovery Ltd. Our services are offered to both domestic and commercial customers at a very competitive rate. There's no need to worry when your car, van, or motorbike breaks down. Firstcall Recovery Ltd are on hand to offer high-quality recovery services at prices that are more reasonable than our competitors. We accept most major credit and debit cards, including Solo and Visa Electron™. Our services include: • Vehicle transportation • Vehicle disposal • Vehicle storage

Breakdown Recovery Wait in our warm and relaxing reception area while we take care of any necessary repair work. We have

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Emergency Call-Out Service Here at Firstcall Recovery Ltd, we understand that a vehicle breakdown puts you in a very distressing situation. Our operatives are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to come to your aid. We do everything in our power to put you at ease from the outset and get your car back on the road in no time at all. Our staff are always fully uniformed and carry ID badges, for your peace of mind. Firstcall Recovery Ltd offer quality vehicle transportation services at an unbeatable price in Telford,

Request a phone call from the experts at Firstcall Recovery Ltd for car breakdown services offered throughout Telford, Shropshire, and the surrounding areas. Call: 01952 260035 Unit 5, Stafford Park 12, Telford, Shropshire, TF33BJ info@firstcallrecovery.co.uk

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Terrence Higgins Trust in Shropshire moves to new centre in Shrewsbury After nine years at its centre in Shropshire, HIV and sexual health charity the Terrence Higgins Trust has left its premises in Telford to offer its full range of sexual health services at the Roy Fletcher Centre in Shrewsbury. The new centre on Cross Hill offers a confidential space to talk about anything to do with sexual health.

Every Wednesday the friendly team will offer chlamydia testing and supply free condom-cards to young people to encourage them to stay safe from sexually transmitted infections. The centre will also offer a rapid HIV testing service, which involves a finger prick blood test. Testing is free and results can be provided within 20 minutes. Staff will be on hand to provide one to one support before and after the test, and anyone who tests positive will be referred on to a specialist clinic. The specialist team will also take to the streets of Shrewsbury every Thursday from 2-5pm in a roving clinic to make sure its full range of services are accessible to you.

“We’re really excited to be providing all our usual services in Shrewsbury”, said Lotte Hakeman, Senior Practitioner at Terrence Higgins Trust in Telford. “Our trained team will be ready to answer any questions about your sexual health, so we would encourage people from across Shropshire to come and visit us.”

For more information on the range of services Terrence Higgins Trust in Shropshire offer, please contact Lotte Hakeman on (01952) 221 410, or email info.shropshire@tht.org.uk.

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for her very first one, but after a thorough examination he was happy with the result. Last but not least was Lily, who is 13, she was eager to see how her examination would go. Again she had a very thorough eye test and it turned out that she was a little short sighted and would also need a prescription. They happily picked out the frames that they wanted, there were lots to choose from. Jenna opted for a turquoise colour frame and Lily had seen a pair that she loved before she even went in for the test. They were measured up to get the frames to fit them properly and we had to wait a week for the glasses to arrive. We got the call to say that they had arrived and we popped in to get Jenna and Lily to try them on. They were very pleased with them and I am sure that they will make all the difference at school! I am very pleased that I took the children to get their eyes examined and was a little bit upset with myself that I hadn’t taken them sooner, especially as Jenna must have been struggling with her school work but at least she is all sorted now, I will make sure that I take them for regular check-ups from now on, just like the dentists, eye tests for under 16’s are free too! Eileen Callear

HOW IMPORTANT ARE CHILDREN’S EYE TESTS? Being a parent of 5 children, I am always running here and there, be it the doctors, dentist or school clubs etc but when my youngest daughter Jenna, who is 9 years old, recently came home from school and mentioned that she had struggled at school that day because she couldn’t see what the teacher had written on the board, it dawned on me that I had never taken any of my younger children for an eye test! I called John Biddle Opticians in Madeley, as they were the most local to me and the friendly lady on reception took our details and booked them in for eye tests. We arrived for our appointments and the kids were all quite excited and were busy trying on different frames, to see which suited them best. Jared, who is 11, was first, he sat in the chair a little nervously at first but soon settled in. He had numerous tests carried out from reading the ‘well known’ opticians chart to retina checks. He was made to feel very comfortable whilst having the tests done and it turned out that his vision was excellent. The next to take hot-seat was Jenna, who was very excited, her test took a little longer and it was clear that she was in need of a prescription for glasses. It can be quite a long process to get the exact prescription needed and the optician patiently went through the different lenses to ensure he got it absolutely perfect for her. He was a little bit hesitant, as her vision was really quite bad and the prescription she needed was strong

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65/35 Polos for example, they can be washed at 60°C, dry quickly and require minimal ironing – ideal for uniform that is washed and worn regularly. Plus, all of their schoolwear conforms to the latest EU legislation, such as the removal of draw cords and toggles for safety. Outside of the classroom, Fruit of the Loom has a range of sportswear styles suitable for PE, after-school clubs and campus teams. From Classic Hooded Sweats to comfortable Jog Pants, there is a style to suit every child and every school.

Whether it’s the classroom, playground or sports field, Fruit of the Loom has a wide choice of schoolwear designed for active kids. Scoring top marks for style, quality and value for money, Fruit of the Loom’s schoolwear range includes easy-care Polos, essential T-Shirts, everyday Sweats, Sportswear and outdoor Fleece. Offering styles to suit any primary or secondary school, right through to

college and university, Fruit of the Loom products are designed to co-ordinate with any uniform and are available in all key colours. Sizing ranges from age 1-2 to 14-15 years, with adult sizes for older students. All Fruit of the Loom garments are made to last. Hard-wearing fabrics ensure maximum durability, so every style stays looking good wash after wash. Take their

As you’d expect from a brand like Fruit of the Loom, all of their garments are ethically produced and are certified to say they don’t contain any substances harmful to people or the planet. But all this doesn’t come at a high price. All of their products are affordable and offer excellent value for money. To see their range for yourself, why not pop along to their factory shop on Halesfield 10, or call 01952 682830.

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Shrewsbury 6th Form Edit_Double Page Editorial 15/07/2014 15:57 Page 1

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is dedicated to ensuring that its students are involved in a broad range of educational experiences above and beyond their academic studies, in order to fully prepare them for successful progression to both higher education and employment. This year students have been provided with opportunities to work with individuals and organisations from the private and public sectors, the professions and many thriving and enterprising small businesses.

Wellmeadow Consulting recently selected Stephanie Antrobus for their first university sponsorship package following an assessment centre day with nine students testing their team working skills, mathematical abilities and performance during an interview. Stephanie will receive a £500 grant and a paid internship during holidays from university. Students interested in teaching have had the opportunity to teach and lead classes at Radbrook Primary School. They were also involved in supporting students from Meole Brace, Martin Wilson and Mount Pleasant Primary Schools in SSFC's annual primary school day where Year 5 pupils participated in a range of activities across the curriculum spectrum from Sciences to Product Design, ICT to Psychology and Food Technology and PE. Physics, Electronics and Product Design students

have been working with local firms GKN Land Systems, Ingimex and GKN Aluminium Structures through the Engineering Education Scheme, innovating and seeking solutions to real life engineering problems. Additionally six students, having deferred their university entry for a years paid employment, thereby receiving an invaluable insight to their chosen careers before university, have participated in the 'The Year in Industry' scheme.

Martin Ward, Principal, commented: “As a college in the heart of Shrewsbury, we believe it is vitally important for us to contribute to, and enhance, the life of the local community. This philosophy has been put into practice in a huge variety of ways, and our students have had many opportunities to gain valuable real work and life experiences. “The majority of our students go onto higher education, but the current economic climate means that employability skills are essential whatever route to employment might be taken.’ ‘This is also why we are continually examining our curriculum offer’ adds Paul Morgan, Assistant Principal Curriculum ‘there is something in the news almost

daily about changes in subjects and what is being studied at all levels and as a college we need to respond both to what universities and employers look for in potential students and employees'. 'We're expanding our BTEC offer, redesigning the programme for students who need to resit their Maths and/or English Language GCSE'. The expansion this year of the college onto two campuses named English Bridge Campus and Welsh Bridge Campus has been well received the students, teachers and town centre businesses alike. Subject areas have been able to grow both in student number and facilities; business owners have commented on the increased vitality and footfall around the whole town that has resulted from students moving between the campuses.

We are already looking forward to another successful pre-enrolment course, A Level results day, and then enrolling and supporting an increasing number of new students at the end of August. Many students continue to come from across Shropshire and surrounding areas, because of our extensive range of courses, enrichment activities, and specialist post-16 advisory services. Our travel scheme in association with Arriva trains and buses is an additional bonus for those attending the College and one that we’re delighted to be able to be involved with. We are pleased also that Shropshire Council has responded so positively to the feelings of students and parents alike about the changes in the councils transport provision.”

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Get the new school year off to a smart start with Kumon As the summer holidays roll on, attention will soon inevitably turn towards the start of the new school year.

Whereas thoughts may be focused on ensuring children have a new, crisp, school uniform and a restocked pencil case, it is just as important to ensure your child is equipped with the most vital tools needed for a successful year ahead; a good grip on the core subjects of maths and English and the learning skills required for academic progression.

At your local Randlay Study Centre, Kumon offers individualised maths and English study programmes tailored to all ages and abilities. Established for over 50 years, the Kumon programmes enable children to develop their study skills

and confidently tackle advanced work. Having long breaks from study means children can sometimes require extra support to get back into the routine of daily study. Kumon can help your child to start their new school year motivated and confidence, and ensure they gain maximum benefit from the year of learning ahead. Kumon develops children through the acquisition of independent learning skills, rather than teaching in the conventional sense. Through daily study of the Kumon programmes, your child will develop the ability to learn for themselves so they do not become dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others. Kumon Educational is the UK’s largest supplementary education provider, with over 68,000 students studying at more than 640 study centres.

The Kumon Randlay Study Centre is located at Randlay Community Centre, Randlay Centre TF3 2LH, with classes running on Saturdays – 10 am –noon, and Tuesdays 4.15-6pm throughout the year.

The new school year is an ideal time to enrol your child at your local Kumon centre, to ensure they gain maximum benefit from the year of learning ahead.

For more information, contact Mrs Jae Evans on 07870 660237 or email


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With a focus on careers, not just courses, City of Wolverhampton College is passionate about helping the people of Wolverhampton and surrounding areas to develop the skills and knowledge they need for great jobs and future prospects.

construction innovation centre, commercial hair and beauty salons, and a fully-operational bakery, restaurant and sports centre – ensuring all students receive industrystandard training and are inspired to learn, achieve and succeed.

With full-time and part-time courses in a range of subjects - from beauty, catering, early years education, engineering, hair, health and social care, motor vehicle, performing arts, sport, and travel and tourism, to qualifications in trades such as bricklaying, carpentry, electrical installation and plumbing; as well as higher education qualifications including HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees , and a highly successful apprenticeship scheme supporting over 800 people to earn while they learn - there’s something for everyone, whatever their ambition.

Mark Robertson, principal of the college, said: “The college is committed to providing an outstanding learning experience for everyone who studies here and is developing strong links with local employers to ensure

With three campuses across the city, the college boasts impressive engineering and motor vehicle workshops, a state-of-the-art

the workforce of the future is equipped with the skills required to meet the demands of their business and enable our students to progress to great jobs and exciting careers in the future.” To find out more about careers, not just courses, visit one of City of Wolverhampton College’s open events during August and September or visit:

www.wolvcoll.ac.uk or call 01902 836000

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