April 2012 - Issue 96
DOUBLE MPION IKE CHA SUPERB TOSELAND JAMES THE MIKKA NT RTING SUPPO CHARITY EVE S ES DAVIE RE PAG T N E C E SE
Supporting the Mikka Davies Charity Event See Centre Spread
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A look into this month’s EYE 15
5 - Moo to Design for American TV Icon Moo Designs based in Barnsley are set to design one of their bags for American icon Kat Von D.
7 - Chamber of Commerce Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce monthly round-up and news for April.
14 - Kirsties Column Kirstie Trasler takes a look at this Seasons fashions including the very stylish Rainbow International Bright Brass range from Barbour.
15 - 4 Life Tattoo & Piercing Studio, Penistone
Gaz of the Barnsley Eye gets inked at 4 Life Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Penistone by tattoo artist Dean Gill.
16 -17 Charity Evening at The Star, Cudworth There’s an evening of music and charity at The Star in Cudworth this month with some special celebrity guests lined up.
22 - Motown night at Oakwell Barnsley FC’s home Oakwell hosts an evening of sweet Motown music.
24 - Ackworth School Building Brighter Futures at Akworth School.
27 - About Town The Eye’s About Town page is full of the life and soul of Barnsley’s nightlife. Have you been snapped by our Man About Town this month?
28 - 29 - Entertainment Paul Wellers new album Sonik Kicks is reviewed and pop icons Steps are BACK!
52 - Italian Granite Company Managing Director Angela McAuley Jool Media Ltd BBIC, Unit 22 Snydale Road, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8RP T 01226 713000 E firstname.lastname@example.org Graphic Design and Artwork
Contributors: Kirstie Trasler, Zena Claire, Nick Cabel, Karl Smith, Paul Hilton, Maria Nortcliff, Luke Wicks, Isobel Eaton, Paul Hoyle, Milly Johnson, While we strive for precision in every detail we cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies during production. If this does occur please contact us. Cover: James Toseland. Image by Andy Garner
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Twister Over Cudworth
We were sent this picture of a tornadoe, or “twister” as they are known, taken over the skys of Cudworth last month. Britain has the highest frequency of twisters over its land surface of any country in Europe and all are light or moderate in strength. The average number of tornadoes reported each year in the UK though is only 33 so this picture is actually quite rare!
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Eye on Fashion
Moo Designs to Make Bag for US TV Icon Kat Von D The team at Moo Designs in Barnsley have been tasked with making one of their iconic leather bags for American model and tattoo artist Kat Von D. Kat, best known for her work on US reality television show LA Ink, fell in love with Moo’s eye-catching bags during the “Pure” trade fashion event, held in London earlier this month.
Owner Clare Bottomley, her daughter Holly and employee Kim Lawton (both pictured above with Kat) attended the event to source stock for the Lucorum and Leeds Moo stores. “Holly and Kim spotted Kat at the event and went over to view her new clothing collection,” said Clare. “When they got talking to her, Kat saw Holly’s Moo bag and said she would love one of her own and asked us if we would make one for her. She has given us a description of what she would like - a large leather satchel bag in grey and black with a big distressed bow on the front. She just told us to be artistic with it. We are currently working on several different designs before we choose our favourite to send to her. Whatever we decide it will be a one off design just for Kat which we hope to personalise in some way, even if it’s just a metal ‘K’ on the zip pull.” Following their meeting Clare has placed an order for some of Kat’s autumn/winter clothing collection, including leather gilets and jackets, which will arrive in Moo Designs’ stores later this year. Said Clare: “Kat’s 30th birthday is next month so we hope to have the bag with her in time for then. It’s great to think that something made right here in Barnsley will be worn by a celebrity in the glitz and glamour of LA.”
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The tattoo artist and model, Kat Von D pictured with a Moo bag in London.
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06 Eye on Local News Jack Sparrow Drops Anchor at Calypso Cove Calypso Cove at the Metrodome Leisure Park had its official opening on Friday the 9th of March showing selected VIP guests what the regions newest attraction had to offer. Jack Sparrow and his motley crew entertained the 600 strong VIP crowd both inside and outside the venue with stilt walking, unicycling and diablo juggling. Along with Sparrow’s convoy, Simon Hirst from capital FM literally hit the decks to provide the musical entertainment for the guests. Simon has a keen interest in Calypso Cove with him being a Barnsley lad and visiting the Metrodome since he was a child. The newly refurbished £1 million pound water park includes three new flumes called Eruption, The Kraken and the Terror Torrent which the latter is one of the fastest indoor slides in the UK. Another new edition is the ‘Skull Falls’, a nine metre high skull that acts as a waterfall into one of the pools. One of the main highlights was the Jack Sparrow look a-like who swaggered round the Metrodome greeting the guest’s with numerous pirate puns and swashbuckling stories. After speaking with the guests Jack could be found testing out the other facilities that the Metrodome had to offer, much to the surprise of the other Metrodome customers, especially when he hit the gym and the bowling alley. The moment of the night belonged to ten year old Nathan Padgett. (pictured above). Nathan who is winning his battle against leukaemia won a competition with ‘We are Barnsley’. The winner of the competition received the chance to have a 1-2-1 chat and photo opportunities with Jack Sparrow and Simon Hirst from Capital FM.
Little Big One Digital Network Comes to Barnsley To celebrate the launch, of Barnsleys Digital Region Network - Little Big One - The Mall Alhambrah held an event on Saturday 10th March. There was a competition for children to hunt out their mouse character from around the shopping centre, and a lucky winner won a pamper hamper for Mother’s Day worth over £200 filled with goodies from a range of retailers within the shopping centre. The winner of the hamper was Jennifer Fraser who was out shopping with her mother (left). The Digital Region project is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £27m million of investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for local economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme. Barnsleys digital transformation continues at a superfast pace as Internet Service Provider (ISP) littlebigone.com is announced as the latest addition to the Digital Region network. For more information visit the website below and keep an eye out for the mouse on the right!
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Eye on Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce Fund To Boost Local Charities
Numerous South Yorkshire charities are to benefit from the generosity of business people from the area, through Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s President Chris MacCormac has established a President’s Charity Fund, through which donations made at the Chamber’s annual President’s Charity Ball will support a range of good causes in the local area. The Chamber handed over £10,000 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and dementia charity Lost Chord following the 2011 ball, and the evening has become a staple fixture in the diary over recent years with tens of thousands of pounds raised for good causes. The fund will come into operation by distributing monies raised at this year’s President’s Charity Ball, which takes place at the Magna Centre, Rotherham, on Saturday 12 May.
Chris MacCormac said: “I am proud of the generosity and willingness to give to those in need shown by business people in Barnsley and Rotherham over the years. “The creation of this fund will now enable us to distribute the monies donated more widely and to support more ‘smaller’ charitable organisations whose resources may be stretched. I look forward to working with these charities in the future.” The theme of this year’s ball is a mystery masquerade which will see the superb Gillian Banks Theatre School recreate parts of famous productions such as Cirque Du Soleil, Jekyll & Hyde, The Mask, The Rocky Horror Show, Thriller and Zorro – all with an enigmatic twist. Tickets will be priced at £60 plus VAT or £550 plus VAT for a table of 10 - call 0844 414 5100 or visit www.brchamber.co.uk to book now or for further sponsorship information.
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Countdown to the Olympics
by Natalie Rowan of Kingstone School From the wonder of the Opening Ceremony to the thrills of the sporting action, we here at the Barnsley Eye are really exited about the London 2012 Olympic Games. In this continuing feature for the Barnsley Eye - Natalie Rowan of Kingstone School writes about the history of the greatest sporting event on earth. Los Angeles, USA 1932
Melbourne, Australia 1956
The Olympic Games of 1932 took place in Los Angeles, USA from July 30th-August 14th. The games were only carried out over a 16 day period, and this tradition has stuck as the Games have only lasted 15-18 days ever since. It was also at this time when the medal podium and Olympic Village were brought in.
From November 22nd to December 8th, 1956 was the Melbourne Olympics in Australia, the Games were also shared with Stockholm. Some of the events could not be held in Australia due to regulations, so these were held in Stockholm, Sweden five months earlier. The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America.
Berlin, Germany 1936 The next Games were celebrated in Berlin, Germany from August 1st-16th, 1936. These were the first Games to appear on television. Also, it was at these Olympic Games when the youngest ever female gold medalist and the youngest ever medalist were produced. Adolf Hitler officially opened these Olympic Games, he allowed only members of the ‘Aryan Race’ to compete for Germany.
A twelve year gap was left until the next Olympics Games as The World War II lead to the Tokyo games in 1940 being cancelled, and the London Games of 1944 being put off for another four years. At this time obviously people were wondering as to whether there would ever be another games again. London Great Britain 1948 Eventually, London did get to host the Olympics again in 1948 from July 29th-August 14th. And even though times were tough and rationing was still happening, they managed to cope with it and just changed a few things such as using other venues instead of building new ones, and housing athletes in existing accommodation. Also, a record was broken at these Olympic Games as Bob Mathias of USA became the youngest male athlete to win an event, when getting gold in the decathlon, aged only 17.
Helsinki, Finland 1952 The twelfth Games took place in Helsinki, Finland where the Soviet Union and Israel entered for the first time. These Games started on July 19th and ended on August 3rd, 1952. 69 nations took part and a total of 4,955 athletes competed (4,436 men and 519 women). It is famous for being the Olympic Games at which the most number of world records were broken, before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Rome, Italy 1960 The 1960 Olympic Games were held from August 25th-September 11th in Rome. This was the second time that Rome had been hosts of the Olympics however, the first time in 1906, Rome were forced to cancel after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Tokyo, Japan 1964 The Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were the first to be held in Asia, and they took place on October 10th-24th, 1964. Tokyo was awarded to host the 1940 Olympics, but was changed because of Japans invasion of China. 93 nations took part in the Olympic Games in China, and the women’s pentathlon was introduced to the events. The Olympic Flame was lit by Yoshinori Sakai, who was born in Hiroshima on the day that an atomic bomb was dropped here.
Mexico City 1968 October 12th-27th, 1968 was when the Olympic Games were held in Mexico City and was a time when some of the Olympics’ best moments were witnessed. The most famous moment was when John Carlos and Tommie Smith protested against racism with their ‘Black Power’ fists whilst stood on the podium. Drug testing on winners were also introduced at this time.
Do you have a favorite Olympic Moment? Let us know here at the Eye at email@example.com My favorite Olympic moment is the battle between Steve Cram and Seb Coe at Los Angeles 84 for the 1500m. Cram was good but Seb was absolutely outstanding in the last 800m. Blew him away! Pete W Natalie Rowan is writing as part of her work placement from Kingstone School
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2012 Hair Trends by Isobelle Eaton
Long & bouncy Described as a gorgeous blow-out the bouncy blow dry gives long hair a groomed, elegant yet relaxed finish. Inspired, in part, by the 70s fashion revival but working across most of 2012’s looks, Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Homemade curls Both nostalgic and modern, this girlish and quirky hairstyle features many an element of other 2012 hairstyle trends: it has a parting and obvious product definition. Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all French twist Given that classic fashion revivals define 2012, it should come as no surprised to find that classic hairstyles also go a long way to defining the year. Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Looped under ponytail Less of a bun and more of a ponytail that’s been folded and looped under, this hairstyle offers up a mood somewhere between easy and casual, and tightly equestrian. Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Half up Brigitte Bardot hair It’s so classically sex kitten that we’d hardly limit it to a 2011 hair trend; but this Brigitte Bardot bouffant hairstyle – half up, half out and as sexy or as sleek as you want to make it – is one that sits perfectly with the year’s fashions. This is a modern, understated take that will suit day or night. Women’s rockabilly hair It’s the one 2012 hairstyle that’s in for both men and women. Emerging first as a men’s hair trend and now as a women’s, the women’s rockabilly hairstyle plays to the country Americana theme running through some of 2012’s fashion. Seldom subtle, but best worn rough and ready. Side pinned waves Flowing, bouncy waves accessorised by a side-pinned barrette create something of a girlish charm. While long hair works fantastically well for this look, this hairstyle can also work for short or mid hair lengths. A collision of forties glamour and seventies relaxed cool. Mod bob Short. Voluminous. Messy. This is the 2012 women’s hairstyle that marries a short hair cut with the best of the 1960s fashion revival to create a Mod bob that’s been inspired by the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy. Rock crop haircut Given it has so many devotees, the pixie crop isn’t disappearing from amongst 2012’s haircut trends. But it is being adapted. There’s the 60s and 70s crops, there’ll be the 20s crop, and, for 2012, there’s the rock crop.
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By the time you read this, the last of my belongings will be packed into boxes ready to be shipped over to our new home. To say it’s been a traumatic time since putting our house up on the market would be an understatement because once that For Sale notice goes up, you just want the whole process over and done with. My nerves have been on an Alton Towers white knuckle ride these past months as prospective buyers came to view then announced that they LOVED the house, but they couldn’t sell their own. Or they were cash buyers with no chain but needed an extra bedroom – what a shame! Or in the case of someone else – absolutely and totally wanted it – but couldn’t afford it. I’m surprised I’ve got any walls left from the amount of times I’ve banged my head on them. And don’t get me started on trying to get a new mortgage when you’re a self-employed single parent. I’m not seen as a ‘stable client’ because I have an arty-farty profession. I was forced to enlist the services of an Italian Rottweiler by the name of Alex Bianchi who just doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. I’m just glad he’s on my side, that’s all I can say. To cut a long story short, Signor Rottweiler found me a mortgage, he sadly declined my offer of marriage for sorting that out (his wife wouldn’t let him) and thanks to his excellent financial services are now preparing to move into our new house.
For all the excitement of getting a lovely new home, the core of me is quite sad to be leaving the old one. It’s not just been four walls and a ceiling, it’s been my protection, my sanctuary. My babies grew up here, my dog is buried in the garden (along with a cat and fourteen goldfish) there’s a height chart on the kitchen wall marking how the kids have grown (and I haven’t). I won Come Dine With Me in it, I wrote all my eight books in it, I celebrated my divorce by spraying champagne in the kitchen, I’ve been warm here, safe and I’ve loved it – and strangely I’ve felt that it’s loved me back. Everyone that comes through the door remarks what a lovely ‘feel’ my house has – and they’re right. And that’s why, because I’ve been its guardian as much as it has been mine, it was important to find the right people to take it over. When the new owner came through the portal and mentioned that they ‘wanted a house to look after them’ – I was in no doubt that I was leaving our home in safe hands. I’m not sure how I’ll feel passing by this house and knowing it belongs to someone else – I think it’ll take a little time to get over. I’ll shed more than a tear when I lock the door for the final time. I shall feel as if I’m leaving an old friend. My swanky new house has a hard act to follow.
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10 Eye on Hair With the recent good turn in weather our thoughts start to turn to the summer, and holiday time. If you are planning on going abroad or staying in this country, here are a few great products for your planned trip. From American crew we have this great travel set, which contains five products and a great roll bag to keep the products in it also can be hung in the bathroom for convenience. The products that are contained in the pack are:American Crew Daily Shampoo For normal to oily hair and scalp American Crew Daily Conditioner This contains mint and peppermint - which is very refreshing and will reinvigorate the hair and scalp. American Crew classic body Wash - which will cleanse skin after a hard day in the sun; this also has a great classic fragrance. American Crew Precision Shave Gel - Which has a non-foaming formula this is perfect for men with lined beards or goatees Post Shave Cooling Lotion - This will help cool the skin and is the perfect way to end your cleansing experience. This set is set is only £25 which is a massive saving. Alternatively for the lighter traveller we have a two in one hair and body wash from my own range of products. This comes with a great manly fragrance and is priced at just £6 it’s a must Whilst on your hols if you want a keep up with your styling regime, we have the perfect tool to help the mini styler from head gear. This mini straightening iron is perfect for travel benefiting form being very small and light; it’s as small as a standard pencil, so they take up little room in your luggage. This iron although very small can still kick out some heat getting up to 200°. It also benefits from having a travel plug for use in Europe. And priced at £20 is a real bargain!!
Product of the month This month’s product comes from ice by joico, and this product is a water resistant styling glue with a super strong hold and is perfect for gravity defying styling such as Mohicans or large Quiffs. Although this is product is very strong and semi water resistant it washes out easily.
Spring is on it’s way and The Eye has caught up with Zena Claire to get the run down on what’s happening in the hair industry this season. Styling has seen a major pony to take to the evening turnaround both on the high add an embelishment - try the haberdashery stall in street and in the catwalks. Barnsley market for great The Hollywood Blo The finds!! A listers are sporting the big hair blow dry, pionerred Fringe plaits are making by Cheryl Cole but seen on a return from last seasonAdele at The recent awards. these are great to jazz up a Beautiul conditioned hair style on longer hair where with root lift and polished maybe your off out for the to perfection with smooth day and you need the longer layers. Vintage styling that hair away from your face or is so now. Why not treat great to hide a growing out yourself to a weekly pamper fringe for a funky evening just like our grans did. Ask do! your designer for a root lifted Top Knots are popular at blow dry. the moment! and so easy The Power Pony Pony to do yourself- tip your head tails are not just for ponies, forward and pull hair as if and with a little bit of time creatng a pony tail, just can be made to look elgant above the crown is ideal, enough to carry you from twist the length of the tail the boardroom to the dance around the base of the band floor. Tools are essential and pin with the good old when grooming a pony into fashioned bobby pin. style to avoid the look of pulled back un groomed i Vintage curls are never far just got outta bed look - we from the groomed girl’s hair ve all had a day like that ! wardrobe and still seeming A brush that is designed to be as popular with the for back brushing with nylon reservations we are taking type bristles is ideal - i prefer for prom party hair & to use The wonder Brush wedding hair apointments. available from Paul Mitchell There are so many different Signature salons Make sure variations on both long & you prepare the hair with shorter hair that can be smoothing irons for a bump acheived. free ponytail and secure at the crown, for the Power
For an appointment just telephone 01226 208555 or pop in and see us at The Thomas Whitworth Forum / Hanson St.
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Since launching her latest venture in Summer Lane Barnsley, Zena Claire Salon has grown from strength to strength and Zena has had to expand her team once again.
to keep her up to date with the hottest trends and focusing on giving you the guest the best hairdressing service.
”We provide a standard to the highest quality, yet value for money” retorts Zena. “If you give people exactly what they ask for then they will return time and time again - I am so proud of my team and their achievements, they constantly strive for excellence and this month I am pleased to introduce Chloe to the salon family”.
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Zena, A master colour Associate for Paul Mitchell Hair Education shares this wealth of knowledge with her team. Colleagues nicknamed Zena “The Queen of Colour”. “I prefer princess”. laughs Zena. “I love my job, colour is my passion but I also love cutting hair. Whenever I look at someone’s hair I see the cut, the way it falls and the condition. It is creating an image that gives me a thrill, the fact that you can turn a caterpillar into a butterfly. I still find the transformation process very rewarding after all this time!” Zena’s energy & commitment is channelled into her team, her newest member Chloe is currently embarking on an individual training programme
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The Team at Zena Claire Hairdressing: L - R: Zena, Laura, Paula & Chloe
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12 Eye on Style Quench Thirsty Skin
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The Vitamin-E in VITA-E Cream is biologically active, rather than being synthetic, and is derived from a natural crop making it a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants have been known to boost the immune system and will protect body tissue against common summer skin complaints including sunburn, redness, skin irritations and dry skin. They can also hydrate lines and wrinkles. This super skin-healing cream is hugely versatile; it hydrates and softens plus it’s fragrance free, making it suitable for all ages as well as sensitive skin. Plus, it can be used all over the body. This product developed a cult following after initially being recommended by healthcare professionals to soothe skin complaints. It’s now a safe and naturally powerful summer skin essential for the whole family.
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Local Barber Accredited Tony’s Barbers & Sons has just become one of the first in the country to win accreditation under the British Barbers Association scheme. Michael Taylor BBA Director stated “With the influx of so many unqualified barbers and growth in fly-by-night barber shops, it’s important that the public has a means to identify professional barbering enterprises. That is what the BBA Accreditation scheme provides. Raising professional standards, highlighting and celebrating talent and facilitating the professional and commercial development of barbers, male grooming salons and men’s hairdressers” Tony Batty said, “Not many realise it but you can open a barbers shop tomorrow and offer poor hygiene, inadequate skills, ignore Health and Safety issues and be uninsured. This scheme shows that this salon has the right credentials and it supports the professionalization of barbering. It’s good for the public, good for decent barbers and bad for the cowboys. All professional barbers should be a part of it”
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Get a Spring in Your Step! Although generally speaking we have got away with a very mild winter this year, I think all of us look forward to Spring.Winter tends to seem very long and as the season draws to a close we tend to feel sluggish, life generally seems a bit hard, but with the first sign of spring we seem to get a spring in our step and a yearning to make changes. Diet is an easy one. We all put a bit of weight on through the winter but with a few small adjustments and some will-power we soon begin to feel better. However that is not my real concern. To function healthily we need to eat healthily and regularly. I come across people all the time who never eat breakfast and sometimes do not manage to eat until the evening when they might binge. Many people will then proceed to tell me that they can’t possibly eat early in the morning. I can appreciate that this can be an issue. I have known people take their breakfast to work to eat at about 9 am. I also suggest that a fruit smoothie might be an option with a snack later in the morning. Eating at breakfast time can make a difference to your health and can help you to lose weight. Drinking is my next issue. Yes we might discuss alcohol, the advice is moderation. Most people enjoy a drink and why not? But it is worth remembering that alcohol does carry a lot of calories. We also try to discuss the amount of tea and coffee consumed daily. Some people are very good and only drink a couple some drink continuously all day. Both contain caffeine, which is not bad in small quantities and can be a boost on occasions, but can interrupt sleeping patterns and cause palpitations when drunk in large quantities. Water is usually the best option which is also cleansing if you are thinking about detoxing. Exercise is another hot topic. Some exercise regularly at the gym, some say they do nothing but spend a couple of hours walking the dog, gardening or doing housework vigorously and some say they exercise but really do not make the time. Exercise is good for you and it does not have to be at the gym. It is good for every part of the body including the mind. We all need to make an effort to do something that gets the heart pumping for about 30 minutes three or four times a week.
La Rouge Beauty Rooms opened its doors in 2010 by Amy Stoyles and Dianne Mitchell. Amy who is a registered nurse and Dianne an experienced beauty therapist strive to bring their customers the best they can in their field. The salon specialises in Aesthetic Treatments to advanced standard, offering Muscle Relaxing Treatments, a variety of dermal fillers, a variety of skin peels, specialist skin care, the dermal roller and much more! All clients are offered a free consultation with the nurse to discuss treatment options.
How do you relax? Do you relax? If you have plenty of time this is easy. You read, watch tv, play on the computer or have other hobbies. You also go out socialising with friends. Why is this important? Well the moment you stop having the time to do all this and make excuses for not socialising is when you are allowing stress and stressful situations to run your life ie work is taking over. Finally sleeping habits. A good night’s sleep is vitally important. It is a good idea to have a regular bedtime routine with a regular bed time. Try to wind down, take a warm bath, relax and a milky drink can help. Switch off the computer well before bedtime and do something relaxing. Many people find they can go to sleep initially but wake in the night with problems spinning around in the mind. This is usually the effect of a stressful situation, so slow down and relax, and if necessary seek advice.All these things we know but we often need a reminder and a stimulus to begin to make those changes. You may not get the instant gratification that get when someone tells you your hair looks nice or admires your new clothes but you may find that you develop an inner glow and a healthiness that people begin to envy. Written by Maria Nortcliffe MAR. MICHT
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14 Eye on Style Sexy, Sporty and Cool!
Spring Jackets 2012 How about investing in a jacket that you can show off and enjoy wearing? Here are the top jacket buys for the new Spring season.
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is more neat casual than slouchy sportswear and there are plenty colours to choose from.
They can add shape and a stylish edge plus this season they will add colour too; there are blazers in the most wonderful range of shades from light pastels to bold brights, so you won’t be short of choice. Style Tips: pick a colour that looks great on you and works with a number of outfits and make sure you get the right cut for your figure.
The Barbour Have a look at the Rainbow International Bright Brass range with shades from navy to fuchsia to yellow. Barbour’s padded styles and wax fabric has certainly inspired many other brands to imitate them, so you will see plenty copycats for both spring and 2012 which may suit your budget better.
The Sporty Parka The lightweight parka never really goes out of style, but this season it gets an Olympic update with a stylish sporty edge. The new look
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The Eye Gets Tattooed by Dean Gill @ 4 LIFE The Barnsley Eye visits Dean Gill owner and tattoo artist at 4 Life Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio in Penistone for some ink! I’d chosen Dean Gill at 4 Life Tatoo and Body Piercing Studio to do me a new a tattoo after seeing his work on someone at my gym. To say I was blown away with the work on show was an understatement. The tattoo I’d seen on my fellow gym user was neat with crisp, clean lines, beautiful colour and had elements of Japanese stylings with new and old school styles all rolled into one which was the exact style I was looking for.
I had the idea of a shark side piece (above) for a good 12 months taken from a painting I had seen. I initially went to discuss a design with Dean at the shop on Market Street in Penistone. The first thing I noticed was just how friendly Dean was. His studio was very professional and even though I was a little nervous at first he wasted no time in making me feel comfortable with his approachable manner. It took no time to realise that Dean was the man for the job and that he is an artist who definitely has a passion for his work. After speaking at great length about my idea with Dean and his wife Paula (who works and runs the shop with him), he prepared a stencil for me that included a few of his own ideas thrown into the mix which really improved my original concept.
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A quick look at his online portfolio left no doubt of his talent, skill and imagination. Dean comes from a fine art, graffiti and graphic design background and you can certainly see it in his work as he truly shines in bright bold colour pieces, although he can pretty much turn his hand to anything you can throw at him! Not only does he excel in strong bold colour work, his vision and skill creates depth and persective which looks amazing on skin. As Dean began my new tattoo (which suprisingly didnt hurt half as much as I expected) he started to explain to me about the art and history of tattooing and how important the settings of the tattoo machines were to get the best results. After a 6 and a half hour sitting the first lines were all done (including powerlines which are thicker lines to the initial fine lines) and by then I was definitely ready for a rest. Tattooing must require massive reserves of skill and concentration by the artist especially on an area like the side of the torso which I have been told is quite a difficult area to work on, opposed to the arms, shoulders or back where I already have tattoos. The finished result I must say was fantastic - it was exactly what I wanted and in the perfect style. I could not have been more pleased with my first sitting and overall expierience at the 4 Life Studio. I can’t
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16 Eye on Charity Events Charity Event to Help Local Girl Mikka Davies Mikka Davies (pictured below far left) was left paralysed from the shoulders down after suffering a massive stroke.
Ms Davies and her partner Richard Walmsley, who also have a son, Blake, have been told by doctors that Mikka will need treatment at the specialist spinal unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. The mother-of-two added: ‘We don’t know what they will be able to do but they are going to try and get her walking. We don’t know whether she will be able to walk again, they are just going to do the best they can”.
‘This fundraiser is all about allowing Mikka to have a little independence’. The event which is to be held at The Star Hotel, Cudworth on Thursday 26th April is to raise money for Mikka to have a Tomcat Trike which is a classic Trike for children over 95cm tall through to adult with mild to server physical ability. The event will see a host of guests from James Toseland, 2 times Superbike Champion who is engaged to singing star Katie Mellua and Cudworths very own Simon Hirst from Capital FM. There will also be a disco, an auction with some fantastic prizes and a raffle*. The everning is sure to raise the much needed funds for Mikka.
Mikka who had been a healthy toddler, suddenly lost the use of her limbs while lying on the sofa at home in Barnsley, her mother Rachel, 26, took Mikka to the local hospital and she was quickly transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. After four weeks of extensive tests the family were told that Mikka had suffered a stroke. ‘My first thought were, has she had a stroke?” said Racel “But then I thought about that TV advert which shows the warning signs of strokes. It talks about one side of the body, but this wasn’t, it was both sides.’ She added: ‘It’s so tragic, she is only a little girl and you just don’t think anyone so young would suffer a stroke. It’s something you associate with older people. Although I feared she might have had a stroke, another part of me was thinking, it can’t be that, she is only a child and when the hospital confirmed it we were shattered”. Mikka, who is now back at home, has regained slight movement in her right arm and left thumb, but is otherwise paralysed and has to wear a body harness to help support her.
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Thursday 26th April at the Star Hotel, Cudworth Doors open at 7pm
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Tickets in advance only £10 per person Tickets are available from The Star Hotel, Cudworth, Infinity Jewellers, Cudworth & Four Seasons Fruit and Veg, Cudworth.
Guest DJ Simon Hirst from Capital Radio The Barnsley Eye would like to thank all the companies, businesses and shops supporting this very worthy cause. Special thanks to Steve and Elaine from Four Seasons, Oliver at Infinity Jewellers and Diane and Simon at the Star Cudworth for working together to help organise this event.
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Eye on Local Business 23 RTR - Making Breakdown Cover Work For Motorists For many years the majority of motorists have continued to purchase breakdown cover, primarily for the peace of mind that it brings. This is generally compounded by the breakdown clubs creating a sense of fear about the potential consequences of not having it. Now of course things have changed. As the cost of motoring rises – the cost of fuel, insurance and maintenance has increased significantly in recent years – is breakdown cover still considered vital or are car owners starting to question the value? Mintel recently produced a report on the Vehicle Recovery industry which highlighted that 30% would switch their current cover if they found a cheaper deal compared to 16% in 2008. Independent breakdown cover provider, Road To Recovery, has operated a ‘pay as you go’ cover since 2009 and while it has attracted a good level of interest it seems the motorists’ desire for peace of mind has limited take up of the offering, despite evidence about cost efficiency and reliability of cover. For this reason RTR UK Ltd, the company behind Road To Recovery, has created a ‘best value’ breakdown cover which it offers for £15 per year. This is the lowest cost cover available from any UK provider. Paul Hoyle, MD of RTR UK Ltd (Pictured right) spoke of his approach to breakdown cover; “Cars are reliable, we don’t break down all that often and most of us wouldn’t pay out to insure against things that are actually much more likely to happen. Yet the fear of not having breakdown cover keeps motorists paying. He added, “PAYG is an innovative way to offer breakdown, we’ve won awards for it, but many are not ready to make the leap of faith. We have therefore introduced a ‘super low cost’ cover that offers that peace of mind for minimal cost and we think it could revolutionise the breakdown industry.” Road To Recovery has national UK coverage, a 24 hour call centre and even a smartphone app, just like any of the larger household name clubs. Could this be the future of breakdown?
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24 Eye on Local Business
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Sunday 8th April 2012 Po’ Girl @ Kingstone School. Friday 13 April 2012 Letz Zep @ Birdwell Venue. The Manfreds @ Penistone Paramount Cinema.
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Saturday, 7 April 2012 - Wednesday, 31 October, 2012 Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Exhibition on Until March 8th 2012 with a very special exhibition at Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens. ‘Diamonds and Teacups’ opens on Saturday 7 April and will feature fascinating displays of social history and artworks throughout the Museum.
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Barnsley band The Danse Society will be playing their long awaited homecoming gig at BOMfest this year. The band havent played in town for 30 years and have just reformed and completed a new album which they will be promoting with a tour. Surely the old school crowd will be out on 28th July to give the band a loud welcome back.
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Paul Weller Sonik Kicks
ALBUM REVIEW An emotional, experimental ride, Paul Weller’s 11th solo LP is brilliant stuff. Thirty years ago, Paul Weller was number one. The Jam’s A Town Called Malice spent three weeks at the top of the charts, its Motown bassline bustling, its finger clicks rustling. Watch its video now, and the 23-year-old at the middle of it has hardly changed - he sings a line in its first verse that’s practically become his motto: “Stop apologising for the things you’ve never done, because time is short and life is cruel, and it’s up to us to change.”
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Sonik Kicks, his 11th solo album, is alive with the vitality that implies. Nevertheless, so rapturous has been the reception to his recent LPs – 2008’s 22 Dreams and 2010’s Mercury Prize-nominated Wake Up the Nation – that’s it’s almost become a cliché to flag up his return-to-form as something thrillingly adventurous, even avant-garde. It just happens to be made by a man always interested in filtering the past in his own way – and most 53-year-olds don’t do that as peculiarly as this. Sonik Kicks fizzes and spits from its first track, Green, blasting off with a synthesiser that recalls the motorik rhythms of Neu!, as well as the drone that starts The Human League’s Love Action. Then we whirl into a world of vocal echoes, garbled lyrics about secret guides and quiet times, and stereo whooshes through the headphones: it’s really hard not to be energised. Dragonfly and Around the Lake are similarly propulsive and sci-fi. Then we get into the weirder, instrumental stuff with 2 non vocal tracks.
The most moving moments, though, are the two big ballads: stunning pastoral epic By the Waters and the mainstream-friendly finale, Be Happy Children. This features Weller’s daughter Leah on a chorus, infant son Mac at its end, even a lyric that he’s acknowledged as a nod towards his late father (“your daddy’s gone, but only for a while”). Weller throws it all in on this record: experiment as far as he can take it, emotion as far as he will allow. To these ears it’s a heady, and brilliant, combination. Jude Rogers
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More than anyone, these space-age stylings make you think of David Bowie, of whom Weller’s new wife is a huge fan – so much so, she’s famously named one of their new twin boys after him. But there are more solid, classic Weller tracks too. That Dangerous Age is particularly funny, a brilliantly self-aware piece of pop about a middle-aged man.
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Entertainment 29 Steps - The “ULTIMATE” Tour 2012 The Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, Sunday 15th April 2012.
After a break of 10 years, the multimillion selling, BRIT winning pop band STEPS are back. Claire, ‘H’, Faye, Lisa and Lee have reunited for an explosive TV documentary series on SKY Living, a new album and now a huge return to the live circuit with ‘The Ultimate Tour’ set for April 2012. The album and the tour will celebrate their biggest, chart topping hits. The Ultimate Collection and Tour marks the return of one of Britain’s best loved bands. From their first hit, ‘5, 6, 7, 8,’ STEPS went on to have an amazing 14 consecutive Top 5 hits. Memorable chart toppers included ‘Tragedy’, ‘One For Sorrow’ and ‘Heartbeat’. Their first album, ‘STEP ONE’ was certified five times platinum, cementing their position as the UK’s biggest pop sensations. Their next album, ‘STEPTACULAR’, featuring smash hits ‘Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart’ and ‘After The Love Has Gone’, helped the album go four times platinum. In total, across 4 albums, STEPS sold an astonishing 15 million records. Support will come from Ukrainian star Kamaliya. Tickets are priced £35-£100 (may be subject to booking fee). You can purchase tickets in person at our Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 56 56 or
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Bespoke Bedroom Furniture at Freestanding prices and Home Office Furniture
Established 20 years
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Specialists in sliding doors
01226 387525 11am to 3pm Saturday 9am to 5pm Weekdays UNIT 1C METRO TRADING CENTRE, BARUGH GREEN ROAD, BARUGH GREEN, BARNSLEY S75 1JU __EYE_APRIL 12_Complete.indd 32
Published on Mar 27, 2012
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