August 2010 - Issue 78
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4 - Letters We were flattered at The Eye this month to recieve some great feedback to the magazine from our readers and advertisors alike.
9 - Two Grand Record in Barnsley
Grand-daughter and Grand-father singing duo “Two Grand” finalists of Britains got Talent head to Barnsley to record their new album.
16 - 20 Barnsley Shop Awards Barnsley’s annual Shop Awards are here again.
23 - Paul Schofield Butchers
This Penistone Butchers has everything you’ll need for your late summer BBQ.
26 - RTR Already some of Barnsleys best companys are employing this top notch Road Accident Helpline to great effect - read all about them here.
30 - Entertainment Howard Jones is back in Barnsley and there are tickets to be won for Peter Andre and The 80’s Rewind Tour. Also we review Toy Story 3 and the new album by Proffesor Green.
35 - Sport Girls football is proving ever popular of late with great success coming on the pitch with Barugh Girls being no exception.
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A Gift for the Eye!!!! To all at the Barnsley Eye - A little gift enclosed from a brilliant night out at Sheffield Arena courtesy of your competition to see Marti Pellow & George Benson. My Husband and I had a really good night out. We love reading the Barnsley Eye and look forward to the magazine every month. Best Wishes to you all Mrs Pauline Hodgkinson
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Miss Lady Bacardi & Fanny Dee Dear Barnsley Eye, Following an advert we placed in the Barnsley Eye in July we have had such a good response we have had to add a extra night. We have asked the venue to find out where people had seen us advertised and from 65 places booked 46 were from The Barnsley Eye and that’s just up to now!!!!!!!!! We would like to thank the Eye for their unreserved help and professionalism and look forward to advertising our next events with you. Regards. Christian and Anthony
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BOMfest 2010...Was it the Best Yet? The Sun shone at this years Barnsley Original Music Festival (BOMfest) at Worsborough Mill and Country Park. There was an array of talent on display and with this years festival including camping BOMfest seems to be going from strength to strength.
Esther Bertrown performs in the acoustic tent.
Bad Polliana - sound couture!
Stilt Walkers entertain the crowds.
The Fresh Kills delight the audience with a great rockin’ set.
For more on the festival turn to page 7.
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Chernobyl Childrens Life Line Charity in it’s Third Year The Barnsley link of the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Charity is now in its third year under Chair Persons Keith and Lorraine Hickie.
significant issue with the children who come to us, as we have chosen to take children from the remote areas of Belarus because these children will benefit the most. The children arrive at Manchester Airport with just the clothes they stand up in and a change of underwear and socks. They are also accompanied by a teacher who can speak English and acts as an interpreter. They stay with local host families who have volunteered to house, feed and clothe the children.
Since the formation of the link, it has helped thirty six children to reduce the radiation levels in their bodies. This visit is a recuperative break from the radio active contamination which they live in following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. This occurred on the 26th April 1986 when a reactor exploded in the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine. Many were killed and Belarus received over 70% of the fall out from the incident. From then until this day the land remains contaminated and the population hold very high levels of contamination in their bodies. An example of this is that when the children come to us the caesium levels in their bodies will be between 170 and 200, where in our bodies it will be less than 2. For this reason there are high incidences of Thyroid cancer and Leukaemia in children in the country with the average life expectancy being very low. Evidence shows that a recuperative break of 4 weeks away from contamination enables the levels to reduce to a level which compares to ours. On their return to Belarus it takes approximately 2 years for the level of caesium to return to the level before the break. For that reason it is said that the recuperative break extends the life of the child for 2 years. The children come usually from normal home environments with loving parents but they are very poor. Their living conditions are usually a one room apartment with no running hot water or inside facilities. With no NHS, health care is poor especially dental and eye care. This is a
The Barnsley Link has developed a daily activity programme so that the children can visit places of interest during their stay in Barnsley. It costs the link approximately £500 to bring one child from Belarus so we have to thank the efforts of many organisations who have given up their time and effort to raise money for the link. They include, Links 4 Kids-Mexborough, the pupils and staff of Darton High School, Barnsley & Wortley Rotary Clubs, Highstone W.M.C., Leslie Francis, Eldon Street Barnsley, Norwood & Perrin (Optician), Cudworth Dental Practice, New Country Inns, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, David Allen-Construction (Pictured), Marrens Staff Shop, Mezaluna, Glasshouse pub and Restaurant, Food Aware Community Interest Company, Silverwood Scout Camp and many individual donations. Apologies to anyone that is not mentioned in this article. Everyone’s assistance is very much appreciated.
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06 Eye on Local News Brand New Service in Barnsley for Cancer Patients The Well for Wellbeing as featured in last months Barnsley Eye was launched last month at The Core in Barnsley town centre by Millie Johnson, the renowned local author and Eye columist. (Below in Yellow). This pioneering initiative for cancer patients will provide a package of six free beauty and complementary therapies for both men and women from Barnsley who are being treated for cancer, no matter where they are being treated. The Well is to be used for delivering the therapies and can also be used for group classes and patient support groups. There are 2 confidential treatment areas, a reception, and a comfortable waiting area. Complementary therapies will include oriental massage, reiki, and beauty therapies, including brow and lash enhancements and a tailor-made service to teach people how to tie scarves and fit hats and wigs. The Well will also offer advice on how to look after your scalp and hair during and after treatment for cancer.
Diane Turner, Lead Cancer Manager at Barnsley Hospital, said “It’s not easy to introduce something as innovative as complementary therapy into an acute setting, but when a patient says “thank you for the great treatment you have made me feel like the Queen” a clinician knows that the efforts have been worthwhile.” If you would like to take advantage of the services available at The Well, or would like more information, contact 01226 433978.
Barnsley NHS - Stop Smoking Service What will happen when you get in touch with Barnsley NHS Stop Smoking Service? Your first visit will last about 45 minutes and you can talk to one of the team in confidence about your smoking and what will make it easier for you to quit. You will be asked to blow in a carbon monoxide monitor which is a simple breath test to find out what your carbon monoxide levels are. If you decide this is the right time for you to stop smoking you will set a date to quit. We will give you advice on the right stop smoking medications for you and help with practical tips on dealing with cravings and staying motivated. You will meet with one of the team every week to see how well you are doing. These visits will last about 15 minutes and you can blow in the carbon monoxide monitor to check your progress. (Right). Once you have been smoke free for 4 weeks you can decide to see us once a fortnight if you prefer. The Stop Smoking Service helped over 3,000 people quit last year, why not come along and see if you could join them.
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BOMfest 2010 Worsborough Mill and Country Park Barnsley Original Music festival (or BOMfest) looks to have come into it’s own! Since those humble days when the event was in its infancy, BOMfest has now grown in reputation as being a great platform for artists to showcase their talents. After being chosen as one of the top 100 U.K. events in the Daily Telegraph newspaper it has emerged as one of the highlights of the Yorkshire music calendar. This years event was far more adventurous than in previous years with 8 stages showcasing some fantastic unsigned and underground solo artists, bands, and DJ/Producers whilst accompanied by a great audience to appreciate them. Band highlights for me were Tom Hingley, Leon O’Docherty, The Crooks, Drunken Balordi and Seventh Son. The message is simple - to have a festival of this magnitude on our doorstep is a credit to all involved - Cheers guys, here’s to next year!!!! GM Above: Local Band The Delicateers delighting the crowds.
Organiser Dave Hancock (far right) with some of the BOM team in the run up to the festival.
Essential Festival footware - although this year - not needed
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08 Eye on Local News Window to Commemorate The Husker Pit Disaster In 1838 on July 4th 26 children drowned in a flooding mine in the Husker Pit at Silkstone Common in Barnsley. In order to commemorate the disaster a stained glass window was commissioned by All Saints Church Silkstone for above the altar in the St James chapel. The local community raised funds for the window in many ways including a play called ‘Profit and Loss’ based on the disaster. Rachel Poole a local stained glass artist and tutor for Barnsley Adult Learning undertook to manage the project with the help of Tina Green another local glass artist. The concept for the window was produced by Julie Tyler a parishioner of the church. A design was produced and made into a working pattern called a cartoon. Glass, colours and lead were all selected by the team and work commenced. 20 students with varying degrees of competence & experience and over 200 novices have voluntarily given their time over the past year in order to complete the window. Each of the 3 windows are made in 3 sections which slot together as the window is fitted/assembled. The design of the window represents the flood through the earth into the mine. The flooded mine section at the bottom bears each child’s name and age. The colours and design of the window is such that it is childlike and similar to a colouring book. It is quite fitting that this chapel is also used for Sunday School Meetings. The window was dedicated on the 4th July 2010.
For more details see www.allsaintschurchsilkstone.com
2010 - Is the 21st Anniversary of the Trans Pennine Trail 2010 is the 21st Anniversary of the Trans Pennine Trail’s inaugural ride (May/ June 1989) which publically launched the route. Many partners, Friends and Volunteer Rangers are busy organising events as part of our year of ‘TPT 21st Anniversary Celebrations. Through links with the British Horse Society organisers will be holding ten equestrian rides along the Trail over the year to commemorate this wonderful occasion. The trail which has recently had a faclift with tarmac pathways added to the route has proved to be a popular trail and is enjoyed by walkers, cyclisy and horse riders alike including a vast array of people young and old.
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An Evening With..... The Lamproom Theatre saw an array of Stars at the end of July with Coronation Street Stars Antony Cotton and Katherine Kelly (Shaun and Becky). After the success of their Canadian tour earlier this year, Katherine and Antony were interviewed on stage by Barnsley’s very own Galaxy FM’s Breakfast Radio DJ Simon Hirst. (Pictured right with Katherine and Anthony). Katherine is well known in Barnsley as she is a patron of the Lamproom Theatre and has appeared there on many occasions.
Ivan Tibble (above left) and Judy Aksman are true Coronation Street fanatics, whose front row seats put them ahead of the line taking the chance to meet and chat with two of their favourite characters from the soa. The word on the street is that the normally quiet corners of Barnsley Central Library were still buzzing with Judy’s account of their “Evening With....” twenty four hours later.
2 Grand Record Album in Town Doncaster based family duo 2 Grand (Sallie Lax) & (John Neil) are making their way to Barnsley to record their new Album. 2 Grand appeared on Britain’s Got Talent 2009 upon reaching the final; they went on a UK Tour and have have been extremely busy with public appearances up and down the UK. John & Sallie have been expressed how excited they are to be recording the new album, John says “I just love to sing, I sing all the time” Sallie is currently still in school studying for her GCSE’s. For all the information regarding the new album please log on to
Grand-dad and Grand-daughter singing duo: Sallie Lax & John Neil - 2 Grand.
Barnsley UNISON Improves Member Services With Help Of Local Web Design Company - The Design Loft. The Barnsley Branch of UNISON represents around 5000 members who are employed by Barnsley Council and other public services around Barnsley. A shop window for potential new members with facilities to join UNISON. A information providing portal for members, but with the branch in full control of the information provided Able to provide feedback, comments and opinions from our branch members. The new website can be found at www.unisonbarnsley. co.uk Also take a look at www.thedesignloft. co.uk too.
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Robert Eaton, North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year and Creative Director of the Russell Eaton salon in Barnsley and Leeds gives his consultation advice: and the secret to to growing long hair thats in good condition…fast ! (Step 1) Cut your hair. The secret to long hair? Strong hair. And that means getting rid of all damaged ends. So, believe it or not, your first step is to head to the salon for a good snip. How much is enough? Unless your hair is very thick or very curly, have the stylist trim until your hair is more of a one length shape. One-length hair stays healthier and that means you can grow it without having as many trims from here on out.
Grown up? Nay–I’m still a lass! Do you ever get those moments when you feel like you’re still a kid who has suddenly metamorphosised into one of those grown up people? I’ve had it a lot recently. I think it’s because I’m doing job-wise what I’ve always wanted to do. One minute I’m dreaming about being an author, the next I’m actually doing it. Same with my friend who always wanted to be a copper. There I was having a lovely lunch with him and his family a couple of weeks ago and it hit me that he was no longer that daft boy but a police superintendent – and yet where had the years gone? We were kids dreaming and then I blinked and here we are, complete with greying hair, crinkles around the eyes and children taller than us! My big ‘grown up’ moment happened last week when I formally opened ‘The Well’ at the Core in Barnsley town centre. It’s a complementary therapy centre for people being treated from cancer. It’s a beautiful, tranquil place and I’m so proud that Barnsley has done it properly and will lead the way for other centres like this to be opened around the country. I joked on Twitter that I hoped I’d be cutting a ribbon because I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do that because important grown up people do that sort of thing – and guess what... I did! AND they made me patron of the centre. AND they called me ‘renowned local author’ in the press cuttings about it. ‘Me? Are you sure
you mean me?’ I want to say. I keep feeling that someone is going to tap me on the shoulder and expose me as a fraud by shouting in my lug hole, ‘Oy, you, masquerading as an adult with a flash job – get back to school and finish your Latin translation.’ And I know it’s not just me who thinks like that. One of my son’s teachers is an MBE and an Olympic table tennis champion – and I bet in her head she’s still a little girl making her own gold medal out of a ribbon and some cardboard. Another friend is a big shot at the Beeb and has a villa, complete with swimming pool in Brazil – and we giggle about it, because part of her is still living in Shaw Lane filling in her application form for the lowest of the low TV job just to get her foot in the door. Maybe by not quite accepting it, it keeps us grounded – and our sense of enjoyment at the achievement is all the sweeter for it. When I get my Oscar for best screenplay, I don’t want to accept it as if it was a foregone conclusion. I want to take my congratulatory kiss from George Clooney and wonder how I ended up in a Valentino gown on a world stage when part of me is still in Nursery Street writing the story of Judith in the Land of Buns, Biscuits and Cakes (which sadly was never published). Dreams keep us going – but, I tell you, it’s not half flaming weird when they come true!
(Step 2) Energise your hair follicles (and hair growth) by increasing circulation to your scalp. There are three easy ways… get more exercise so your heart is pumping. Two, flip your head upside-down once a day, brushing your hair from roots to ends (use a natural boar bristle brush to prevent breakage). Three, massage your scalp daily, using your fingertips, You can do this while you are shampooing. (Step 3) Eat right, You are what you eat? Hair can only stay long and healthy if you eat well-balanced meals. Foods rich in vitamin A (dairy products, fish, spinach, apricots), vitamin B (meat, fish, bananas, leafy green vegatables), vitamin C (citrus, melon, tomatoes and potatoes) and vitamin E (nuts, broccoli, whole grains) are essential for truly healthy hair. Red meat is rich in iron and zinc, two nutrients proven to help your hair grow its fastest. (Step 4) Stress less. Studies show that hair actually grows slower when you are stressed. Your hair also needs a good night’s sleep as rest recharges your body. (Step 5) Keep your hair clean. Oily roots and product build-up can clog follicles and prevent your hair from growing as quickly as
possible, hair grows on average about a half-inch per month. So be sure to shampoo daily (or even more often if you work out) and give your hairbrush a weekly cleansing so you don’t re-brush in old dirt and oil. (Step 6) Be kind to your hair. The longer your hair is, the older it is. So treat it well! Use shampoos for your hair type. Treat your hair once a week to a hair mask. Go into your salon for an insulin treatment once a month your hair will feel amazing and your stylist will be able to give you inspiration on ways different ways to style your hair and prevent you from becoming bored, avoid using heated appliances as much as possible.Be careful when tying your hair up not to pull too tight-you’ll risk breaking your hair. (Step 7) Get regular trims. After eight weeks, your hair could be up to an inch longer. So don’t leave all that hard-earned length on the salon floor. Ask your stylist to snip no more than an eighth of an inch, just to get rid of any split ends and end your above-the-shoulders hair rut forever. tips from the salon Try Aveda’s amazing in salon treatments starting from £15, they can restore tired lifeless hair into glossy locks within 30 mins! combined with a deep head and shoulder massage its the ultimate way to relax and leave looking amazing. news from the salonRussell Eaton leeds are finalists in two national awards one for the best salon design in the country and for the ultimate hairdressing salon experience and again we are the only ones in the north !! watch this space for more details of how we get on.
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NEW CONSULTANT RITA STARTING AUGUST 9TH Birdwell Primary School Sheffield Road, Birdwell (Barnsley) S70 5XB Mondays 7:00 PM Brierley Methodist Church Church Street, Barnsley Brierley South Yorkshire S72 9HT Mondays 6:30 PM Your Consultant for this group is Michelle. Telephone 07887 906493 Kingstone School Broadway (Barnsley) South Yorkshire S70 6RB Mondays 6:30 PM Your Consultant for this group is Suzanne. Telephone 07789 794719 Mapplewell Village Hall Darton Lane, Mapplewell (Barnsley) South Yorkshire S75 6AL Mondays 6:00 PM Your Consultant for this group is Tricia. Telephone 01226 380115
Mapplewell Village Hall Darton Lane, Mapplewell (Barnsley) South Yorkshire S75 6AL Tuesdays 9:30 AM Your Consultant for this group is Tricia. Telephone 01226 380115 Barugh Green Community Centre Barugh Green Road, Next to Spencers Pub Barugh Green (Barnsley) South Yorkshire S75 1JT Tuesdays 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM Your Consultant for this group is Christine. Telephone 01226 381348 Valley Community Centre Manor Road, Next door to Police Station Cudworth (Barnsley) South Yorkshire S72 8DG Wednesdays 6:00 PM Your Consultant for this group is Ann. Telephone 01709 889118 Working Mens Club Clifton House, 4 Brierley Road Grimethorpe South Yorkshire S72 7EQ
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Talking Feet by Maria Nortcliffe (MAR. MICHT) Do you ever give any thought or consideration to your feet? It’s a funny thing to ask but at this time of the year especially poignant as we want to wear pretty sandals and show off our latest pedicure. Unfortunately we also reveal all the hard skin and dry patches and if you are anything like me promise faithfully to moisturise every day and then forget about it. For the most part we take our feet for granted and never give them a moments thought until they ache after a day out shopping, after all they are hidden away from sight most of the time. Our feet give us their support day after day they are stability and security as we make our way through life, as we progress through life’s experiences good or bad and as we grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Our language is littered with sayings that we use daily. ‘I got off on the wrong foot,’ ‘I was rushed off my feet,’ ‘I wasn’t sure of my footing,’ ‘I put my foot in it’. We can be ‘hopping mad,’ ‘running around in circles,’ ‘putting our foot down’ or ‘putting our best foot forward.’ There are many more of these little sayings all relevant to our feet and our life. Our mood can affect the way we walk. If we are happy we have a spring in our step and we appear to float along. We are very light on our feet and we feel as though we have the energy to keep going for ever, we seem to take everything in our stride. Even when we are tired we don’t feel dragged down and achy. On the other hand if we are disillusioned or feel depressed and fed up we drag our feet both physically as we walk along and mentally as we can’t be bother to get jobs done. We might be reluctant to go out to meet friends and we certainly don’t appear to enjoy life.
a problem to address. Your feet are amazing. Your whole body is reflected onto the feet. I asked the question earlier ‘what do you think about your feet?’ If you think about that question in relation to the last statement then it might make you think again. If you say you dislike your feet then what is your subconscious mind saying about your body? I have only given a taster as to what your feet can say about you. Reflexologists are not fortune-tellers but we get used to looking at feet and seeing signs that may indicate some imbalance present in that person and usually it is no more than that. That imbalance may be in the physical body indicating and illness of some kind. Reflexology can help you to deal with whatever imbalances you have. The treatment can be theraputic in helping your body to create the right conditions for changes to take place and for the body to regain its balance. What could be nicer than a reflexology treatment that allows you to relax and also puts you back in balance ready to take on the world once more? Maria Nortcliffe MAR. MICHT
It is no wonder then that we have differing reactions to our feet. What do you think about your feet? Some people can’t stand to look at feet and the thought of anyone touching them is totally abhorrent. Others like their feet and look after them and some people are even drawn into a job that deals with feet all the time such as podiatry and reflexology. Reflexologists are taught to look at feet carefully. We look at the size and shape of the foot. Is it large or small, broad or narrow? This observation can give an insight into the type of person for instance someone with broad feet might be someone who is always on the go, good at getting things done and dependable. They might also be bogged down with detail and a stick in the mud. Someone with narrow feet might be an artist or a musician, they are aesthetic in outlook and like to be looked after. Our feet can be hot or cold. Think about the expression ‘to get cold feet’. If we are doing something that seems to be going well and then all of a sudden we become frightened or scared about how things will turn out we are usually reluctant to move forward in case things go wrong. We say we have ‘cold feet’ about that situation. If the feet are physically cold to touch then it is possible that the person is quite nervous about things and finds it difficult to move forward. At the other extreme burning feet can indicate intense emotion such as anger. Sometimes our feet develop hard skin. This is usually in an area we feel vulnerable. Many people get hard skin over areas on the ball of the foot. This area deals with emotions so if hard skin develops here it can be to do with hiding emotions either from the outside world or from yourself. People usually put hard skin down to their shoes rubbing or not fitting properly. This is true but if we take it a step further and remember that the way we are feeling can affect the way we walk then it is equally true that this can facilitate the growth of hard skin. You may have experienced the strange phenomenon of a perfectly comfortable pair of shoes causing a callous. Just think that it might not be your shoes but the way your feet are wearing them that has caused that problem and that it is your feet telling you that there is
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Andy Talks ‘Balls’!
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK with around 39,000 people diagnosed with it each year. Sadly 34,000 people die from lung cancer every year (Cancer Research UK 2009). Barnsley has a higher incidence that the national average with 200 cases each year. Lung cancer is rare in people under 40 years old and is most common in the over 60 age group however recently there has been an increase in the number of 40-60 year olds being diagnosed with the disease. Smoking continues to be the biggest cause of lung cancer and is responsible for about 85 – 90% of cases but cases in non-smokers in on the increase (Cancer Research UK 2009). Suggested causes in non-smokers include environmental factors, passive smoking, previous pneumonia and family history. Many people with lung cancer can be offered treatment in the form of surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy however very few people are cured from this type of cancer. The best chance we have to cure lung cancer is to diagnose the disease at an early stage but the signs and symptoms of lung cancer are not always easy to spot. Things to watch out for include :A cough that lasts more than 3 weeks or a persistent cough that has changed Recurrent chest infections More spit or phlegm than usual, particularly with blood in it Breathlessness Tiredness or lack of energy Persistent chest or shoulder pain Weight loss These symptoms may not be serious but it is important that you ask your doctor to check them out.
A leading business improvement expert has been asked to talk balls to South Yorkshire businesses by Rockley Rotary Club, and it’s all for charity! Andy Hanselman who is a recognised expert in business competitiveness will be speaking at their charity function this month which will raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research and the title of his presentation will be ‘Leading, Managing and Motivating Your Team – Keeping All Those Balls In The Air!’ It’s aimed at anyone who leads or manages a team or business, and takes place at the Holiday Inn at Dodworth just off M1 Junction 37 at 6.00pm on 11th August. “Managing people is very much a juggling act” explained Andy, who has worked with, trained and learned from thousands of successful business leaders, “This session is a slightly irreverent, but very practical and stimulating session aimed at sharing some of the key factors of successful team leadership.” Andy’s interactive session will offer tips and techniques to managers for getting the best out of their team members, maximising their performance, motivating people and improving their own leadership effectiveness.
“The best way to prevent Lung Cancer is to stop smoking”
The evening which is being organised by Rockley Rotary Club will include networking, a buffet meal and a prize draw and is open to anyone interested in improving their leadership skills.
Healthwise Vehicle Dates for August
“It’s great to have Andy speak” said organiser Kathy Markwick, “We know that his engaging and pragmatic approach will really help South Yorkshire businesses and their leaders maximise their performance , and we encourage them all to come along and get involved!”
August is Lung Cancer Awareness (local Initiative) 5.8.10 Morrison’s (stop smoking service)
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For further details please contact Kathy Markwick on 0114 2830827 or 0772 9528844, Brenda Russell on 0114 2308737 or 07792 948384
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Holiday Dressing According to a survey by Tripadvisor.co.uk “the British have been voted the worst-dressed on holiday”. To be fair to our nation, we’re not accustomed to long hot summers so our wardrobes aren’t geared up for warm weather. But, with a little thought and effort we can learn to be more stylish in the sun.
The Kaftan Still a holiday winner. Good for most body shapes as the fabric is usually fine and glides nicely down both curvy and straight figures. Choose one in a colour that really flatters you. Take care with size and pattern. (Below)
The Maxi dress Even more popular this year. It can be tricky on petites (too much volume or length) or big busts with small hips (sizes that fit the bust will be bigger elsewhere so can add unnecessary bulk) but shop around, there are plenty to choose from. The skirt should be just skimming the floor, not halfway up your ankle or tripping you up. (Maxi Dress Right)
White trousers White is big for summer and is a fabulous holiday look. You can go head to toe white if it works for you or team it with your favourite seasonal shades. Choose lightweight cotton or linen and wide leg, palazzo or peg cuts to keep you cool. Take care with the transparency factor and the VPL.
Utility, tapered or harem trousers Don’t panic! You don’t have to don the full army/masculine/ desert look, there are simpler variations on these styles. They are airy, comfortable and can be rather elegant. If you are wider on the hips or short in stature then minimise details such as zips, pockets, draping and volume and always wear with a heel. They look great in khaki, stone, grey or white all of which are easy to pair up with colours or metallics.
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16 Eye on The Shop Awards 2010 Shop Awards 2010 Barnsley Civic Trust wants to promote an exciting, vibrant and pulsating town centre. The Civic Trust work with local partners to deliver an award for town centre shops and businesses such as cafĂŠs and restaurants, recognising business skills, innovation, architectural design, and the impact of window displays on the street scene. The Shop Awards for 2010 are now in full swing and judging with be taking place over the next few weeks. With even more shops taking part this year it looks to be another fantastic event with the presentation being held at the Civic again for the second year. Last yearâ€™s shop awards were a fantastic success. Held at The Civic for the first time, the prestigious celebration evening was attended by over 100 people including shop winners, judges and Barnsley in Bloom competition winners. A record 209 shops entered the awards this year, covering 14 categories. The Barnsley Civic Trust is also planning regular social events, walks and talks. To get involved in any of the or to simply get involved in any issues please visit www.barnsleycivictrust.org.uk and join us and help to make a difference in Barnsley ?
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SUPPORTING THE CIVIC TRUST SHOP AWARDS The Barnsley Eye Magazine has always and continues to support local businesses in and around the town centre. We understand the importance of using local retailers in oppose to travelling to other areas to shop especially when we have everything right here on our doorstep. Shopping locally keeps three times more money in the local economy than shopping at massive chains or large out of town retail parks. Even a small change in customer spending can have a big impact on the local economy. A Recent study found that if just 10 percent of residential spending were redirected toward local businesses it would give any area an economic boost as well as generating hundreds of new jobs.
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Kelly Griffiths (Second from Left) with the Vanilla team
Vanilla Hair Kelly Griffiths is very proud to have been successfully trading for nearly six years. As Vanilla grows and changes so do the clientele, Kelly comments “I like to think we have the ability to improve every clients look” and make them feel extra special. Kelly has just had a new logo designed for the Vanilla Salon which is a bit less girly and more city styled and unisex making this a much more sophisticated Salon. Having entered the 2009 Barnsley Shop Awards and successfully winning her category Kelly and her team of girls have entered again this year hoping to add another award this year. Vanilla offers a full and extensive range of services including Colour correction, Hair Extensions, Bridal & Photo Shoot A vanguard Hair. You have to visit Vanilla to know what a wonderful personal service it provides, Kelly and the girls look forward to seeing you soon and making you feel more special than ever before. For appointments call Kelly on 01226 208 502 Photographs by Andy Wilce
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Based in Penistone Paul Schofield Butchers prides himself on offering a friendly personal service as well as high quality produce. Paul has been a butcher in Penistone for 27 years and has owned the business for 7 years. He now has a qualified butcher Craig and an apprentice Daniel, as a team they provide a service that is second to none for the locals of Penistone and surrounding area. This High steet family butcher sources all of his meats i.e. Pork, Beef, Lamb and Chicken localy. Along with good quality meats Paul also offers Milk, Eggs and Cheese, while stocking creams and yogurts supplied by Longley Farm. Paul is well known locally for his home made Sausages and Burgers along with BBQ specials such as marinated meats and meat kebabs. So why not pop in and get all those Summer BBQ essentials.
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A Minute On My Own… Some people are just so thoughtful. Just when you thought your day couldn’t get any busier, any more demanding, along comes an un-named journalist with her list of ‘Tea Break Make-Overs’. Aimed at those of us who haven’t got time to breathe, never mind get to a gym, these useful tips are designed to ensure that you no longer even have the luxury of 3 minutes peace while watching the kettle boil. Why? Because according to this woman, next to the kettle is the best place to store your dumbbells! Yes ladies, now you have no excuse for standing idly by as you wait for your tea to mash – you can fit in up to 6 minutes of bicep curls! “There is really no excuse for bingo wings” she shrills, smugly. Nice. Other ‘ingenious’ life-enhancing tips include balancing on one leg to work your ‘deep core’ muscles, flossing your teeth every spare minute of the day (personally, I think dental floss should be kept within the confines of your bathroom, if at all) and washing/moisturizing your hands every chance you get (OCD anyone?) Yep, this woman sounds like a riot - and if you think you can handle the excitement, try these other domestic roller-coasters, like boiling your dishcloth (“bacteria is a killer!!”), re-arranging your fridge (sell by dates!!) and weighing your handbag (‘anymore than 3lbs puts pressure on your back’) she yelps. I’d love her to meet my mam – she’s got cranberry sauce in her cupboard from 1993 and only her and Geoff Capes could lift her handbag. Besides, stuff the back pressure, I’m more concerned with the pressure this kind of thinking brings to us women in general. Most of us are working our backsides off as it is, without being made to feel like we deserve to have our identity stolen for not checking our bank statements in a traffic jam or a dose of E-coli for not sterilizing the worktop. Whether the majority of your work is done in or outside the home, do we really need someone else, another woman, a supposed member of the sisterhood, telling us that we’re still failing?? I think not - and still she goes on: EAT FRUIT! DRINK WATER! SLEEP!! TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN!! No, take a running jump love. I don’t know about the rest of you but as a grown, full-time working, mortgage paying ADULT, I’m getting a bit ragged off with being constantly told what to eat, drink and do with my life, by… well, who are these people anyway? People so full of their own self-importance, they think we need them to tell us when our bag is too heavy, or that water is better for you than vodka. Makes you wonder how the human race survived all these years without them doesn’t it? Just looking around, it’s clear that the majority of us are already stretched to the limit juggling careers, kids, husbands, relatives, pets and homes. Our ‘To Do’ list is already never ending without trying to fit in mindless, ‘tasks’ in the quiet few minutes we might snatch in between, so may I make a suggestion? If you happen to chance upon said smug journalist (she’ll be easy to spot flossing her teeth, mobile in one hand, dumbbell in the other and standing on one leg) then feel free to shove her over.
Written by Joe Milburn. August 2010
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26 Eye on Local Business RTR Lowers the Cost of Motoring
RTR is a Barnsley company that is building a national reputation, caring for vehicle fleets, providing accident assistance and developing its innovative Road to Recovery breakdown scheme that is now one of the largest free membership breakdown schemes in the country.
Can you ﬁnd Steve O and win £50! Steve O (Left) is the mascot of RTR and you will find him hidden somewhere within this issue of Barnsley Eye. The first 10 people to telephone or email the RTR Office will receive £50 of High Street shopping vouchers.
The fast growing Road to Recovery breakdown scheme has been established for nearly 2 years and offers drivers a “pay as you go” route to breakdown recovery rather than methods used by the traditional breakdown organisations. Road to Recovery is already used by many clubs and associations as part of their membership and the identifying badge for the windscreen can be personalised to include the logo of the issuing organisation. Football Clubs, Rugby Clubs, Vehicle Contract Hire, Car Supermarkets and Manchester’s 3,000 Black Cabs are examples of the wide range of organisations that have seen the value of including the service as part of the range of benefits they give to members and customers. Paul Hoyle, MD of RTR said, “We are a Barnsley company and are proud that two of the leading organisations in our home town have chosen to use our scheme for the benefit of their supporters.”
Barnsley Football Club and The Metrodome are two of the latest organisations to join the Road to Recovery Breakdown Scheme. The Barnsley FC badges, complete with the club logo are available from the Superstore at Oakwell and those from the Metrodome are available at the main reception. These are the latest of a number of clubs to have signed up to the scheme and by next year it is expected that over one million vehicles on our roads will be registered and displaying the Road to Recovery membership badge. RTR are offering the “pay as you go” scheme to their supporters and members and are confident that the no-cost facility will provide a better option than many of the more expensive recovery options.
In addition to the breakdown scheme, the range of services provided by RTR helps to support fleets of all sizes and types of vehicles. A business will depend on its vehicles and when one is involved in an incident it is important to immediately get another vehicle in place whilst the damaged is rectified. RTR can help to ensure that this is a smooth operation, getting a “like for like” vehicle, reducing the costs and providing the necessary legal support to enable the business to operate without losing time or money. If you haven’t got your Road to Recovery Breakdown sticker, contact RTR by telephone or Email and make sure that you don’t miss out on this great service. 0870 474 0148 or by email from email@example.com
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28 Eye on Property Should I Rent or Buy? This month, we ask Sarah Walker - property expert, former presenter of BBC1’s To Buy or Not To Buy and PR and Marketing associate for needtosellquick.co.uk “Should I rent or Buy? That’s a question a lot of people ask estate agents, mortgage brokers, their friends... and there isn’t a straightforward answer! It depends on why you’re buying, where you’re buying, what kind of mortgage you’ll be able to get, how long you anticipate staying there and how able you are to commit to the monthly repayments. But if money’s tight and you don’t have enough savings to put towards a purchase deposit, there are lots of benefits to renting. Firstly, you may find that what you’re paying in monthly rent is roughly equal to, or even less than the mortgage repayment on a similar property. Even if it’s slightly more, then factor in the ongoing maintenance costs which you don’t have to pay for. If you own your home, every washing machine repair, loose roof tile, boiler issue and repaint is going to cost you money – as a tenant, your landlord takes care of it for you. Secondly, it’s much less of a financial commitment and more flexible – in most cases you will have a 6-month break clause in your agreement, so if you discover you can’t really afford your rent, it’s much easier to plan a move to a cheaper place. And if there is another fall in house prices, you’re in a much better financial position than homeowners who are in negative equity, forced to continue making repayments they may not be able to afford, and unable to sell because they’d owe the bank money, which they haven’t got! To find out more, please get in touch with www.needtosellquick. co.uk on 01226 447177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confessions of an Estate Agent…. Buying a house is probably the biggest commitment anyone will ever make, yet often people will view a house for 15 minutes and then commit to purchase. Most people take weeks or even months when deciding what TV to buy; reviewing the spec online, visiting different retailers and price comparing before they make the decision to spend a few hundred pounds! Yet a house, where you can be spending hundreds of thousands, some decide to buy after just a few minutes. If you buying for the first time or looking to move up or down the housing ladder, I would always advise the following; When you first make the decision to move, decide what areas you are looking to move to, what your budget is going to be and what type of house you are looking for. Once you have made your decision, visit estate agents and ask for brochures, check the local press and trawl the internet (Rightmove being the obvious starting place) for suitable potential properties, and then arrange to view all the properties you think match your criteria. When viewing a property have a good look around and ask the vendor or estate agent questions you may have i.e. what are the local schools like, what is the council tax bracket, has the property had any recent work etc I would then suggest creating a shortlist of around 3 properties you are interested in and then drive / walk to the property around 6pm to see what it is like in the evening. A second viewing is all recommended as there may be questions you forgot to ask or there could be things you missed during your first viewing. One thing that surprises me during second viewings is how people forget how big / small a property actually is, quotes such as, ‘I forgot just how big this room was’ are very frequent. If you are in a position to proceed and feel you have found the right property it is then time to make that all important offer. If you have a property to sell, I would always advise waiting until you have an offer on your own property before making an offer on another. The majority of people won’t take their property off the market and wait for yours to sell unless you are in a position to proceed. Good Luck! To arrange a valuation or for any further advise with buying or selling a property contact Butcher Residential on 01226 288920
By Steve Betts, Residential Director at Butcher Residential Ltd.
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Vicki Norton gives her low down on this months new releases;
Professor Green – Alive Till I’m Dead Once best known for his performances at hip-hop duels, the Hackney rapper Professor Green has made the jump to chart success by borrowing pop hits wholesale as his backing tracks. INXS’s “Need You Tonight” provided the setting for his hopeful attempt to lure back a girlfriend, while “Just Be Good to Green” (with vocals by Lily Allen) adapts the old SOS Band/Beats International groove for another bout of bad-boy pleading. The Prof’s a nimble chatter with all that stuff about how terrible life is in London, what a raw deal he’s had, his romantic tribulations, etc. But you’ve got to admire the cheek of someone who compares himself to George Best, “but with a lot more sex”........... Really?
Film Review By Kane Chambers Toy Story 3 - Disney Pixar The creators of the “Toy Story” films re—open the toy box and bring us back to the delightful world of Woody and Buzz who for anyone like me born in the late 80’s or early 90’s feel we have grown up with.
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Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. The film is an emotional rollercoster with the gang all seeming a little deeper than before. It’s Funny, sad.... shocking... the emotions are endless. Lee Unkrich (co—director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”) directs and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®—winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings. The only downfall for me was the girl sat next to me in the cinema chewing on pop-corn so loud it made my ears bleed! Having said that still a must see! ★★★★★
Peter Andre Performing LIVE @ Sheffield Arena Sat 18th December 2010 Due to phenomenal public demand Peter Andre has announced he will play eleven dates around the UK in December this year stopping off at Sheffield Arena on Saturday 18th December. The tour will see Peter performing live with his band, with audiences treated to tracks from his new album including top five single ‘Behind closed doors’ as well a number of his previous classic hits including Mysterious Girl. Following the success of his album Revelation last year, he has followed this with the release of Unconditional Love Songs a collection of Peter’s favourite love songs from previous albums. Tickets priced £28.50 & £26 are available in person from the Sheffield Arena Box Office, through the ticket hotline on 0114 256 56 56 or online at www.sheffieldarena.co.uk
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80’s Rewind – The Christmas Tour Sheffield Arena Monday 6th December 2010 The ultimate 80’s Christmas Party comes to Sheffield Arena with 80s Rewind – The Christmas Tour. With over 50 top twenty hits between them, this will be a non-stop party from start to finish. Get into the spirit of an 80s Christmas (yes, you can dress up) with chart toppers such as Celebration, Joanna – Kool & The Gang, We Are Family, He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge, The Look of Love – ABC, We Close Our Eyes – Go West, Ideal World – The Christians, China In Your Hand – T’Pau and many more hits.
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32 Eye About Town
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Yorkshire Live Festival of Sport is a three day event that will open at Locke Park on the 28th August. Gates will open at 18.00 and the cost in advance £10 per ticket or £15 on the door. The festival will be opened by “Soul Explosion” and will feature “Jimmy James and the Vagabons”, “Clem” Curtis of the Foundations and Earnest ine Pierce.
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JIMMY JAMES Jimmy James first burst upon the soul scene in the late 1960’s with his band The Vagabonds when his recording of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” took the country by storm. Jimmy then went on to record” A Man Like Me” which has become one of the great soul classics of all time. Two of Jimmy’s biggest hits “Now is the time” and “I’ll go where the music takes me” both taken from his solo album “Now” have become standards in the disco jargon. CLEM CURTIS “Baby Now that I’ve Found You” became the very first release for Clem Curtis the voice of The Foundations. After much initial airplay on Radio Caroline the record went to the top of the charts in September 1967. This chart topping success led to numerous radio and TV appearances for The Foundations, together with further hit singles such as “Build me up Buttercup” and “In the bad bad old days” over the following two year period. EARNESTINE PEARCE Earnestine is the original lead singer with The Flirtations. Bring a touch of glamour with her beauty and sultry seductive tones encapsulating the magic of Motown. Performing songs made famous by The Flirtations, hits include “Nothing but a heartache”, “Someone Out there” and “Stronger Than Her Love”. Also performing songs from Aretha Franklin and many more hits from the all time great Diva’s.
Adults £5 Children FREE up to 16 years old for the Sports Festival on 29th and 30th AUGUST There will also be an outdoor dance floor and giant open bar with hot food and Soul DJ’s playing the best soul music till late. The second and third days events will take place at the Show Ground and will open daily at 10 am with a host of entertainment and live music throughout the day. There will be displays and a wide range of Roadshows. Live Bands playing on these days include: The Gents, (Their First gig since 1989), Mens Club, Bon Bonz, Stellavision, Miss Undertood (Pink Tribute) and many more with DJ’s playing throughout the day. There will be a park and ride service parking at Barnsley FC and a shuttle bus to Locke Park. Other attractions include Roger Tuby funfair, Mixed martial Arts Academy with displays of kickboxing, taekwondo, tai chi chuan and japanese sword display. There will also be Barnsley FC club shop stall and academy skills school. Gymnastics displays from barnsley gymnastic group, Barnsley archery club, South yorkshire fire awareness unit, South yorkshire police handling unit (sunday only), Golf with roadshow and equipment from Barnsley MBC with a full professional golf coach on hand, Pyhiso unit with advice , Rainbow Pole Fitness (Sunday Only), Paint ball experience pay as u play, Barnsley MBC healthy transport and cycling team, Pony rides and horse show, Ladies fitness , Firewalking for the Sheffield childrens hospital (sunday only), Help for heroes , Yorkshire air ambulance and the Sport activ Barnsley roadshow. It promises to be a fantastic weekend with somthing for everyone!!!
Eye on Local Sport 35 Girls Football is Thriving at Barugh FC in Barnsley Barugh FC is based at the Shaw Lane complex, off Shaw Lane, Barnsley. As well as around 12 boys teams, they currently have three girls teams, under 13’s, 14’s and 16’s. They have also recently started a Ladies team at the club. Nationally Ladies and girls football continues to grow with more players competing in various club competitions around the country. There has been an increase in the number of players, clubs, leagues and competitions since 1993; the number of players has increased from 10,400 to over 150,000 today. Sport England’s Active People survey in 2008 highlighted that 260,000 women and 1.1 million girls play some form of football in England. There are 26 million females playing across the world, of which 4.1 million are playing affiliated football – this is a 54% growth since the year 2000 (FIFA Big Count 2006).
Barugh Girls Under 13’s seen celebrating winning the League title for season 2009/10.
Over 16,000 females have successfully attained FA coaching qualifications, 1,300 female referees have been trained by The FA and full-time women’s football development officers are employed across the country. Women’s football has a well-regarded player pathway and a strong Centres of Excellence infrastructure. The number of national players emerging from these Centres is evidence of their success. There are 52 licensed FA Centres of Excellence in operation across England providing weekly quality coaching and a localised fixture programme for talented girls from the age of 8-16. Barugh FC is a FA Charter Standard Club and has recently attained FA Charter Development Standard. They have a number of qualified coaches throughout the age groups of both girls and boys. The FA Charter Standard programme was launched in February 2001 with the aim of setting minimum standards of coaching, administration and child protection for clubs. The FA Charter Standard aims to provide a nationally recognised quality control kitemark, improve the quality of provision for everyone, sustain participation for players for a longer time and to raise standards at grass roots level. We at Barugh FC are committed to this cause. Barugh FC are keen to encourage girls to start playing football at a young age and to give girls the chance to play football by providing a stable well structured club, suitably qualified coaches and child protection welfare. They have excellent summer and winter training facilities at the Shaw Lane complex. This will then give them the chance to develop their footballing skills in the form of weekly training and weekly matches during the football season. From this the club can also go on to identify talented players and provide the correct route to both open age football and Centres of Excellence. It also gives us the opportunity to get more parents, friends and family involved in girls football that may also go on to be qualified coaches, referees or simply administrators for not just girls football but also junior Football. This can only make girls and junior football stronger. At Barugh FC they are always keen to expand girls football and build on current squads so if you have an interest in playing, administrating or managing girls football then please contact the website at
www.barughfc.co.uk or telephone Martin Beaumont on 07733 002804.
The girls enjoying a rest from football by participating in a “Lasertag” day out with players, parents, brothers and sisters all taking part.
Brunt Inspires Victory! Barnsley heroine Katherine Brunt (right) inspired England women to victory as her three scalps set up a nine-wicket win at Shaw Lane in the 4th Womens One Day International, to take a series victory over New Zealand. Playing at the ground where she learned her trade, which hosted its first international game, Brunt led a disciplined display from England’s seam trio. Brunt who returned 3-31 from 10 overs said: “I never thought we would play here, at Shaw Lane - it has been a dream come true for me”. “The conditions haven’t suited me in recent matches, but today it was a nice little seaming wicket.
“It meant the world to me to pick up a few wickets in front of my family.” Katherine was Man of the Match in the 2009 Twenty/20 World championship final at Lords, taking 3 wickets for 6 runs in her 4 over opening spell. She went to Penistone Grammar School.
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