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Hello readers I’m sat writing this message at the beginning of March and feeling rather grateful that I work from home. It has not stopped snowing all day! How times have changed; in my youth, there was no such thing as a ‘snow day’. If the buses couldn’t get through, my friends and I would walk to school … and then back home again at the end of the day. I can’t ever remember a time when my school was closed due to snow. Of course, we don’t get frequent, heavy snowfall anymore like we used to, so it’s a treat for children to have a day or two off school to go out sledging and building snowmen. Hopefully, by the time you read this message the snow will be long gone and we’ll be looking forward to some lovely, warm sunshine and barbecues in the garden. I love it when the nights start to draw out and the gardens start to wake up. Thank you for continuing to read All Things Local. When you call any of the advertisers from within these pages, please don’t forget to mention where you got their number from. We pride ourselves on being a small, local independent company and it’s great to be able to put you in touch with such a wide variety of local businesses. Many thanks to The Marquis of Ormonde on Codnor Denby Lane for providing a Sunday Carvery main course for 4 people as this edition’s crossword prize. Turn to page 6 to enter. Enjoy the next couple of months and I’ll see you again in the summer.

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Contents Competitions & Puzzles Prize crossword – Win a Sunday Carvery Main Course for 4 People at The Marquis of Ormonde 6 Children’s Puzzles 84 Champagne Sudoku 91 Friendship Blooms – FREE FLOWERS! 91 Business & Professional Lifestyle Food, Drink, Entertainment Health, Beauty, Fitness Motors Home & Garden Children & Education Community

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Prize Crossword Win a Sunday Carvery Main Course for 4 people at The Marquis of Ormonde, Codnor Denby Lane, Ripley DE5 9SP.

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Swap over (6) To be on a ship (6) Not new (4) Outside (8) Angry (7) Funeral fires (5) Almost two pints (5) Below (7) Observing (8) Story (4) Educational establishment (6) Required (6)

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Female sheep (4) Recording room (6) Burglars (7) Belief (5) Every sixty minutes (6) Widest (8) Inconvenience (8) Combining (7) Calculate (6)

18 Respect (6) 19 Foolish (5) 22 Vegetable (4)

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Legal Matters Business &Solicitors Professional Shacklocks

Legal Matters:

In each edition legal advisors from Shacklocks deal with important legal topics. This month Marion Vesey (pictured) invites us to think about making a decision that will benefit In this generations. month’s article Victoria Astle, future


Solicitor withis Shacklocks LLP, explains Making a Will a serious business. It is a time which gives many people cause the value of a second opinion if to you stop and think about how they want to be think you didn’t get a fair share of remembered when they are gone. your spouse’s pension on divorce.

Many people are attracted by the idea of doing something to help others less According to the Office of National Statistics fortunate than themselves after they pass 107,071 couples got divorced in 2016. Following away, particularly if their family are a relationship breakdown it is wise to seek the adequately provided for or if they have no advice of a solicitor in respect of the division of close family. Whilst some still like the idea the financial assets. Your solicitor can help you of supporting major national charities, there achieve a fair result based on factors such as are many who prefer to benefit more local financial means, length ofto marriage and any causes or causes close their heart, possibly period pre-marital cohabitation. where of they have had a personal involvement

or received support during their lifetime. Whilst this naturally includes addressing your current financial and circumstances, it may Something thatneeds our team will discuss with also be important to you to achieve a result which clients in this situation is the idea of setting will ensureown security in yourtrust retirement. Depending up their charitable which can on the length of your marriage of career, continue to provide support and for stage charitable itcauses is likelyofthat significant sums of money may their choosing long after they have have already built up in your pension. The Courts passed away. Creating your own charity are becoming moretrustees willing to take into account means that your can provide pre-marriage contributions in respect of pensions support to those who need help most. and there of different arrangements There canare beaanumber great sense of satisfaction in that can bethat reached ensure will bothcarry parties get knowing yourto trustees out what areafter entitled your they wishes youto.have gone and that your name will be associated with such good Along former home, a deedswith eventhe after youmatrimonial are no longer around. pension is often the largest asset an individual owns. Retirement a long way off of At Shacklocks wemay haveseem set up a number but the value of a pension never or beso we charitable trusts over theshould 150 years overlooked underestimated, includes have been or in business and weand stillthis look after State and Additional Pension as thosePension trusts today. One of State the charitable well as we any look private or occupational pension. trusts after, for example, was For anyone who has large companies, the established by aworked will in in the 1940’s to provide accommodation for elderly residents.



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Money Matters: Making the Most of Time As I write this, we are in the grip of the “Beast from the East” and the snow is falling deep and crisp and freezing! The schools are closed, people are stuck in drifts and milk is selling out fast! People exclaim, “Why are they not prepared when they knew it was coming?”. This led me to thinking about planning. We have the Met Office and their abilities to forecast all sorts of weather. We, too, have diaries to plan and organise important tasks and dates. But, what about planning for another important date, your retirement for example?

Do we fail to plan or plan to fail?

Apart from changes in future legislation, we know our State Pension Ages – for me it’s presently 68 years old but it’s dependent upon when you were born. So that is just over 21 years away. Now I have a point in the future when, in theory, I shall receive my State Pension. I’m realistic though. I have seen many changes to pension legislation over the years and can’t rule out many more future changes. I can envisage a time when my SPA may be more than 70 years old. So now I know when I am likely to be able to retire (or want to retire), then it’s up to me to plan for that time. I may stop or reduce the hours I work. Today, I also have a budget that I can find to help save for those days ‘at grass’. The sooner I start to save for it, the better.

As an example: if I was to save £200 per month gross into a savings vehicle which achieved level 7% PA growth with ongoing monthly costs of 1% PA, equally assumed the following ages, depending on the starting age, at 68 I would have… 35 years old – I would build a fund of £238,034 (Total Premiums saved £79,200) 45 years old – I would build a fund of £115,445 (Total Premiums saved £55,200) 55 years old – I would build a fund of £46,573 (Total Premiums saved £31,200) The relevance is that, given we know a time in the future, we ought to be looking at making the decisions and journey towards saving as easy as possible. So the point above illustrates the sooner we start, the better. Making a decision and acting is more important than making a decision but not taking steps to act. So whether it’s about health, finances or a relationship – it’s time to move on from winter and crack on with spring.

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Travel Belgrade Whichever way you arrive, the first sight of Belgrade takes your breath away, the ‘White City’ rising like a sphinx above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Up on the hill, the iconic spire of St Michael’s, the Orthodox cathedral, dominates the old town but all eyes are set on the citadel spreading along the ridge, 125 metres above the valley. This strategic location fired up battles and invasions for almost 2,000 years, razing the city to the ground 44 times, but in the new independent Serbia peace has come and the old fortress sprinkles towers, turrets and walls in the wonderful oasis of Kalemegdan, the city’s central park. Birds twitter all around and there are statues and flower displays, grand staircases, fountains and gates, a few crenellations, a couple of museums and churches and lots of winding paths and shaded seats where locals come to chat or play chess. Visitors stroll along the beautiful cliff top promenade to enjoy the views, the modern city in the distance, the bridges, the cruising boats anchored along the Sava, the green waters of the Danube flowing around the Big Island’s nature reserve. Excavations have revealed the presence of the Vinca, one of the oldest prehistoric cultures in Europe, the Celts, Romans and many others, but surviving fortifications only date back to the 18th century, rebuilt by Austro-Hungarian and Turkish rulers. The ‘old town’ is even younger, claiming 200 years at the very most, but is stylish and colourful with tree-lined streets, outdoor restaurants and stunning buildings ranging from Romantic or Renaissance style to neo-Baroque, Art Nouveau or early Deco, in white or pastel hues. The wide pedestrian street Knez Mihailova is everyone’s favourite, the place to meet friends, enjoy a drink or browse the luxury shops before heading to the vast Republic Square. There you can gaze at the equestrian statue of 19th century ruler Prince Michael, the National Theatre and the National Museum containing some 290,000 exhibits from around the world. Most valuable is the Miroslav’s Gospel, the oldest Cyrillic


manuscript of its kind, with 362 illuminated pages dating back to around 1180. Belgrade has myriad churches, including Saint Sava rebuilt in the 20th century and now one of the largest in the world, honouring the country’s medieval patron saint and founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Saint Sava is set on the Vračar plateau but nearer to the town centre is an elegant cluster of former palaces, now turned City Hall and Presidential Seat, enhanced by lawns and flower beds. Look out for the House of the National Assembly across the park, pristine white and fronted by sculptures of ‘Black Horses Playing’. Relaxed and cosmopolitan, easy to walk around, Belgrade is a delightful capital, from the gently buzzing centre and waterways to the lovely Botanical Garden or the secluded Bohemian District around Skadarska Street. Once home to gypsies, this steep cobbled lane is full of old charm, a hideaway for writers, artists and savvy visitors. There are intriguing paintings and trompe l’oeil, antique and ethnic shops, small galleries and inviting flower-draped terraces serving delicious food and wine at affordable prices. Guitar, harmonica, violin or tamburitza, traditional music sounds in every corner, late into the night but a world away from the throbbing nightclubs and floating restaurants along the Sava. Meanwhile on the cliff-like ridge, all is quiet and the old citadel glows high above the mighty rivers. By Solange Hando

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Just a Thought... Less Urgency, Immediately! Is it me or is everyone in a rush presently? Not just everyone, but everything seems to be at hyperspeed. I am guilty of wanting ‘everything done yesterday’ myself, I’ll admit that much. There does seem to be a rather dangerous epidemic of furiously fast living going on. We all have a phone or a tablet or some device that constantly beeps at us reminding us that we haven’t done something. It may be something important like a work deadline; alas, more often than not, it is more akin to ‘take chicken out of freezer’ or ‘make dentist appointment’. We are rushing from home to work, to school, to the gym, to Rural Spanish Cookery classes, probably! Our food is eaten as if it was an Olympic event with medals abound for those finishing in record time. If our Internet buffers for the merest

moment we are driven to an adrenal crisis with stress pouring from every pore. Stuck on hold? Anything more than 1 minute and we’re sure we’ve been waiting half an hour (OK, this one IS annoying!), and Suzanne needs to be at ballet en route to the meeting about the proposed bypass (the road bypass, not heart surgery, although it feels in this moment like we may require it!). WE ARE BUSY PEOPLE! This needs to change; we need to slow down, enjoy things more, notice things more, be present more. Let’s eat and enjoy, say no to certain invitations, make time for ourselves in our increasingly hectic lives. Do it, do it now, commit to it… Just to be on the safe side, you’d better put a reminder in your Smartphone so it will vibrate annoyingly at you every 15 minutes for evermore!!

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Einstein Inspiration Albert Einstein is one of the most creative geniuses of the last century. The theoretical physicist is credited with the theory of general relativity. Born in Germany in 1879, he left behind a huge legacy when he died in April 1955. Aside from scientific theories and E = mc², there are many things we can learn from the great man. Organisation Evidence shows he kept a very cluttered desk. He said “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?â€? People at work might berate me for my apparent disorganisation. However, the piles of papers and haphazard filing system seem perfectly logical to me. Health and safety should be considered however if you do want a desk like Einstein... One day I



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disappeared under a shelving avalanche. Luckily a kind friend was on hand to dig me out of the paperwork. Style Einstein bought several versions of the same suit so he didn’t have to ponder what to wear each day. Apparently we use the same amount of brain power whether we are making a trivial or an important decision. So why waste effort on choosing what to wear? Liberate your brain and purchase multiple matching outfits! Making mistakes Surprisingly, Einstein failed his university entrance exam. Surely this gives us hope that we should never give up? Making mistakes is the only way to learn, as they enable us to grow. As Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.� Mistakes are fundamental to opening the door to new knowledge. Getting creative Rather than mathematical logic, Einstein gained insight from inspiration and intuition. He is said to have turned to his creativity in order to help him process problems. Playing his piano focused his attention on something else. This is perhaps when his intuition stepped in to create the solution. Our education system tends to box up knowledge. The different disciplines are segregated into maths or music, science or art; an approach that seems to sever knowledge from intuition when subjects are viewed as opposites. But, as Einstein explained, he had to translate his intuitive insights into mathematical symbols rather than the other way round. So be more like Einstein: be creative in your clutter, wear the same clothes every day and remember, “Imagination is more important than knowledge�.

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The Better Life Make Do and Spend As spring approaches it’s time to celebrate - our local National Trust gardens are once again open for business. Forget the telly and the Internet, when you really want to get inspired by Nature you need to be out there amongst it. Obviously, you also need to be dressed for the part, which was how ‘Wellygate’ came about. For those of a more rural disposition, wellies are a way of life. We pop to the shops in ours – you learn a lot about customer service by the reception your footwear receives. This time of year people are generally forgiving, unlike Anne’s wellies. When she noticed a split along one boot, she wasn’t unduly concerned; she even took my suggestion of a bicycle repair kit well. She improvised for a while with a plastic bag (a tad sweaty, I gather) and finally, accepting that 10 years is a good innings for boots, we checked for replacements online. The same brand (no names, no pack drill) is now manufactured overseas – a sign of the times and, apparently, terrible customer reviews. I was delighted though because this gave us more reason to repair them, apart from my fondness for saving money. We went into town for some sealant and on the way back we detoured to the National Trust, where I gallantly lent Anne my wellies and trusted to my weatherproof boots. The sight of a few daffs, a smattering of cyclamen and a good show of snowdrops will gladden the heart of any gardener; it’s as if Nature is whispering that spring is definitely on its way, meantime here’s something to tide you over. Our walk completed, we bought some discounted cyclamen and retired to the tearoom, where I discovered my supposedly weatherproof boots had come out in sympathy. Luckily for us, we’d bought a large tube of sealant.

to put in an appearance – an event somewhere between community spirit and plant envy, with a whiff of the Boxing Day sales about it. There were people already milling about in the garden, secateurs and plastic bags in hand. Anne delivered the scones, while I went on a plant hunt worthy of the Bolithos. I’m now delighted to have 10 rosemary cuttings … thanks to the cineole compound in our Rosmarinus officinalis, and along with our new rhubarb plant, what better way to remember your neighbours? By Derek Thompson

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Back home, we learned that a couple were moving out of their rented cottage soon – something to do with the landlord, upcountry, ringing in the changes (and the till). This was sad news indeed, as we’d bartered with them several times and our battered aluminium greenhouse was enjoying a new lease of life there. They grew the best rhubarb and, thanks to them, I saw my first tayberry in their garden. Villagers had been invited to pop up the following day if they wanted any cuttings and seeds, or to buy some of their stock. Next morning at 10 o’clock sharp we trundled up the lane (there are no proper roads), Anne carrying a tin of home baked scones. As we rounded the bend we joined a trail of neighbours who had all decided To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:



Pauline Latham OBE MP I was pleased to be invited to visit Severn Trent’s newly rebuilt Ambergate reservoir which serves hundreds of thousands of people in the East Midlands. I was able to see the new reservoir which stores fresh drinking water before it goes into the water network and to customers’ taps.

I was pleased to be able to hold a ‘Meet your MP’ event in 2018 in Belper in January. I hold these events in different areas of my constituency and I talk about my role as an MP and life in Parliament. I then take questions from the audience and, at the session in Belper, I was asked about a range of issues from housing development, health care provision in Belper and Brexit. I was pleased that so many people attended the event and I am holding further events around my constituency over the coming months. I am disappointed that the Planning Application for Belper Lane has been approved despite the fact that I lobbied the Secretary of State to call it in. The Bullsmoor application has, however, been called in and this is subject to an inquiry in April. I have lobbied the Secretary of State for both of these planning applications to be called in as the development of these sites fall within the World Heritage Site buffer zone and I feel that the development of these sites could be detrimental to its status. Finally, if you ever need my assistance in my role as MP, please email me on or call 01332 676679.

Mrs Pauline Latham OBE MP The reservoir was first constructed more than 100 years ago. I cannot imagine, without all of the technology and construction equipment that we have today, how hard this must have been 100 years ago. It was impressive to see the scale of the work that Severn Trent has completed to make sure people across Derbyshire and beyond have a reliable water supply. Rebuilding the reservoir has been a massive project and has taken 4 years to do and it should finally be completed in April this year. This has obviously involved a huge investment and will make a real difference for future generations living in the region. Ambergate has the largest covered reservoir in the Severn Trent region and a huge amount of work has gone into carrying out the rebuilding work while continuing to use the site to provide the community with fresh water. Around £40m has been invested by Severn Trent to modernise the reservoirs and increase capacity at Ambergate and this work will make sure that there is a good water supply for many years to come.

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Tom and the Business Opportunity Sarah was tidying up in the lounge when she chanced upon my newly purchased motoring publication. “Ferrari Owner? Tom? Have we won the lottery?” I entered carrying a cardboard box. “Not yet dear, but soon we will be rolling in it!” “Tom, what are all these boxes doing in the hall? And why have you got a funny look in your eye?” “I’m excited, that’s all. In these boxes is our future…our fortune.” Unimpressed, Sarah ran a knife down the packing tape and opened up the carton. “Why have you got boxes of coffee and tea? Don’t tell me you’re opening a cafe because the hours are a killer and…”

of steaming hot PG Tips. Incensed, I shooed her back into the kitchen. “Are you insane woman? Now pour that away and open a box of my product. Then wait until the end of the presentation when they can all have a taste.” Had she never seen Dragon’s Den?

“Don’t be silly. And this isn’t just any old coffee or tea, darling, this stuff is special coffee – it’s the elixir of life. It lowers cholesterol, promotes good health and generally makes you feel fantastic!”

Then it was time to present my pitch to my potential distributors. Carefully, I explained that once they became one of my downline, I would earn a royalty from each bag of tea they sold. Realising from the look on Uncle Billy’s face that my future wealth was not the main motivation for him being there, I skilfully changed tack.

“Well that’s very nice, darling, but why have you bought so much? This lot will last us a lifetime.”

“And of course, if you recruit your own distributors, then you get your own royalties!”

Then the full horror hit her. She plonked herself down on one of the boxes and put her head in her hands. “Tom, first it was water filters, then it was perfume, then it was vacuum cleaners, then it was those buy-to-let seminars. Do you remember them? If I hadn’t stopped you we’d be homeless by now.”

A voice from the back (Mr Green from number 11) piped up, “So it’s a pyramid selling scheme?”

My sheepish grin gave it away. Sarah strode into the kitchen and, after a hefty shove, managed to squeeze into the garage. “Tom, you can’t move in here.” It was obvious that Sarah viewed my shrewd investment as just another one of my hair-brained schemes. I felt that she deserved an explanation. “Sarah darling, this is a new way of doing business. This is Multi-Level Marketing.” “So you’ve signed up for yet another pyramid scheme.” Before I could protest there was a knock on the door. “Hi Uncle Billy, what brings you here?” asked Sarah. “Tom said there was a meeting tonight? A business opportunity? I could do with a few extra quid on top of my pension. And so could cousin Arthur.” And so, before you could say Bentley Continental, our front lounge was full to the brim with relatives, neighbours and, bizarrely, the man who had arrived to read the gas meter. Flip chart in place, there was hushed chatter as I nervously paced the 80% wool twist. Then disaster – Sarah entered with a tray full

“No, it’s a business opportunity,” I beamed. “Well I’m not convinced, and while you’re at it, any chance I can have my hedge clippers back?” Another hand went up. Feeling threatened, I decided to deal with the doubters head on. “Listen pal, if you’re not on board, you’re free to go.” “Sorry, can I just get into that cupboard? I need to take a gas reading.” Finally, Sarah appeared with the elixir of life – the herbal coffee. My captive audience began sipping. They looked around at their fellow delegates. Then they took another sip to confirm my worst fears. It was absolutely horrible. As the last of my audience departed, Sarah, shaking her head, had some advice for me. “Look Tom, you don’t have to prove anything to me. I think you’re wonderful as you are.” Beaming, I went to hug her. She responded with a shove. “Listen Donald Trump, you can have a hug after you’ve emptied the garage and taken that lot to the tip!” By Tom Hughes Follow Tom @groomsdaybook

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Ten tips to bring your treasures back to life Many years ago in London’s famous Portobello market, I came across a grimy old box made of wood. At first glance it didn’t look like anything special, but on closer inspection I saw that some fine veneer work was visible in places. “Ten quid. A bit of wire wool and some washing up liquid straight out of the bottle, and that’ll come up lovely.” It sounded unlikely, but I paid the stallholder and took the box home, where I nervously began to rub the surface with a steel wool pad. As the dirt melted away I uncovered an intricate inlaid marquetry design, and my grimy box eventually emerged as a beautiful antique that I’ve loved ever since. Although I was successful, I suspect most experts hearing of my method would tear out their hair. Remember these points before starting your own projects: • Some antiques are valued for their patina and certain items – such as old coins – should never be polished. • Check very old items for cracks that may break during cleaning. • If in any doubt, do some research or ask an expert. • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cloths.

Here are ten tips for restoring your vintage bargains: • To remove general grime from old prints, gently roll a piece of doughy, fresh bread over the surface. • To remove old, rusted-in screws, first clean around screw head edges, heat the screw head with a hot air gun, then the turn screw a little TIGHTER, before undoing (use caution with heat if the object has a varnished or painted finish).

• For a bright shine, polish chrome with baby oil and cotton wool. • To clean a gilded object, use a clean white cotton cloth, cotton balls or Q-tips, and the barest amount of clean, cool water. After you have dampened the cleaning material, remove excess moisture on a dry piece of cloth before you apply it. • Rub undiluted household bleach into dirty hairline cracks in pottery and rinse off, to reduce the crack’s visibility. • Use half a lemon and salt to clean brass and copper items. Apply, rinse off, dry carefully and clean with impregnated wadding, polishing finally with a soft cloth. • To repair a pottery item, clean the pieces with a mixture of mild dishwashing liquid and warm water and let them dry completely. Apply clear, slow-setting two part epoxy glue and hold the pieces in place with modelling clay so they don’t fall apart whilst drying. • Remove dust and dirty marks on old leather by dipping an artist’s paintbrush in methylated spirits. Use sparingly, working on a small area at a time. Whenever you carry out a restoration project, you should decide whether you want to keep the item or sell it on before you get started. If you want to keep it, you can restore it to your personal taste. If you’re selling, it’s wise to do some research on the current market before you start restoration.

• Age marks on porcelain can be removed by soaking overnight in baby bottle sterilizing liquid.

Although it may seem strange, some buyers may actually want the rust stains and marks of use that show an item has been handled and loved for many years.

• Use Steradent tablets to get rid of water marks in old glass vases.

By Kate McLelland


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Make sure of what you wish for make a will Most of us have an idea of what we want to happen after we have gone. Who will look after things in the first few days, who will arrange our funeral and most of all, who we would choose to inherit after our death. Without a will, legislation decides who is entitled to your money, and that may not be who you would want it to be. Trust us to advise you on such important arrangements. Make sure you have a Will in place - later may be sooner than you think.

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Word on Wine With warmer weather supposedly fast approaching, our minds turn to a sunny day and a nice cool white wine. Let’s take a trip to Spain for a wine that you may not associate with that country... In the north-west corner of Spain, sitting between two of the best known Spanish red wine regions of Ribero del Duero and Toro, is the Denominación de Origen (D.O.) Region of Rueda. Rueda is in the high plateau region of Castile and León, with the river Duero running east to west through the region before it finally ends on the Atlantic coast in Portugal. Rueda was the first D.O. Region certified in Castile and León in 1980. The region in this high plateau has characteristics of a typical continental climate with long, cold winters, a brief spring period and dry, harsh, hot summers. The wine is a Sauvignon Blanc from Rueda made by Felix Solis S.L. in their Viña Albali range of wines with grapes from the Castronuña region on the river Duero. This is a good, lighter alternative to strong New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Felix Solis S.L. winery in Valdepeñas, founded in 1975 on the road from Madrid and Cadiz, now has the biggest family-owned winery in the world, producing a range of 14 different wines. The wines are made using a combination of traditional methods and modern winemaking techniques by a range of experienced winemakers. The Solis family owns 400 hectares of vines and works in partnership with 5,000 family-owned vine growers.

Available from: Majestic Wine, Ashbourne Road, Derby £8.49 per bottle (£7.49 for 6 mixed bottles) For more information about this wine visit or Felix Solis wineries at, where you can also see more of the wines from Spain. If you like wine and would like to learn more, why not come along to one of our monthly meetings? Visit our website at or our Facebook page for details. Alternatively, please contact me on 01159 303712 for more details on our meeting and the variety of wines we will be tasting.

By David Savidge, Kilburn Wine Circle

Some technical information about the winery: the almost automatic winery covers 120,000m² and can bottle up to 150,000 bottles an hour. The large cellar houses 50,000 American oak barrels, and has the largest temperature controlled warehouse in Europe, storing up to 45,000 pallets of wine. The total storage capacity is 200 million litres of wine! The grapes for this wine are picked around the second week of August, when the grapes are at their optimum ripeness to create a well-balanced white wine. The juice undergoes a short period of cold maceration for around 6 hours, followed by fermentation at 14>16ºC in stainless steel tanks for 15>17 days. Prior to bottling, the wine spends a short ageing period on the grape lees to produce an elegant, fresh and fruity wine. Technical Details: Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Appearance: Clean, clear wine Nose / Aroma: Tropical notes of melon, lime, peach, mango and passion fruit Taste: Fresh on the palate with lively grapefruit flavours and a crisp herbaceous finish Alcohol by Volume: 13% Food match: Serve chilled (8 > 10ºC) with seafood and cheese dishes


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Restaurant at Horsley Lodge Bookings have boomed since Chef David Smith launched his new menu at Horsley Lodge. His aim is to “create a nice restaurant that offers something for everyone.” As well as Taylor’s steaks and classic mains, Chef has added pies, pizza and tapas, so it certainly covers a lot more bases. Skill and creativity are shown off in a number of dishes like the pork with black pudding mash, mashed carrot and swede, sage and cider jus. Horsley Lodge has remained fiercely independent

for 27 years, and the chef makes the most of produce and ingredients found local to the 180 acres in which Horsley Lodge proudly sits, even venturing onto the hallowed turf to find apples, horseradish, sloes, and wild berries. The kitchen garden is coming on a treat this year with a herb garden and a harvest of strawberries, tomatoes and heritage carrots planned. The drinks book contains a colourful list to match the tapas and pizza - the trendy Poretti beer has made an appearance. For more information, menus, or to make a booking visit or call 01332 780838.

Delicious Home Baked Pizza at Horsley Lodge Horsley Lodge, Smalley Mill Road, Horsley DE21 5BL

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Monday night is

steak NIGHt

You’ve never tasted a better steak*

£29.95 for 2! Choose from:

10oz Sirloin, 10oz Flat Iron or 12oz Rump Includes a bottle of wine, choose from:

Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel Cooked to your liking and served with homemade chips, mushrooms, grilled tomato and battered onion rings.

“Good honest food served daily” Served 5pm-9pm Booking is recommended


EntErtainmEnt starts at 9.00pm


Announcing our first live entertainment of the year…

SAT 28TH APRIL 2018 ‘THE SToNEwall JackSoN SoUl BaND!’ 9-piece commitments style band based in the North Midlands. The band comprises male and female lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitars and a full brass section! The band has a wide experience of providing high quality music over a number of years. It provides the unmistakable sound of the commitments and guarantees a great night for everyone - we are pleased to welcome them to entertain all our guests at the marquis of ormonde! All bookings correct at time of print, check website for full details.

* thanks to the top quality Derbyshire beef supplied exclusively from our local award winning butcher C.N. Wright of Codnor

Tuesday night is...

Includes: pint of any cask ale, carling, strongbow, draught soft drink or 175ml house wine (red/ white/rose)

ONLY £9.95!

PROPER PIE & PINT NIGHT Choice of homemade pie served with mushy or garden peas and mash or chips!

“Good honest food served daily” Served 5pm-9pm Booking is recommended 01773 745222 Codnor Denby Lane, DE5 9SP

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Belper’s Hidden Gem for your Special Occasion or Conference Belper Town Football Club

Our Function room is perfect for

Weddings • Birthdays Anniversaries Christenings Business Meetings fact any occasion large or small, daytime or evening. We can adapt our function room for any event to suit your requirements. We also have our on site caterers, Derbyshire Catering who will be delighted to help with your catering needs. Light refreshment service available for meetings, conferences etc. Fully stocked bar and experienced staff to serve you with a selection of 10 different ales / lagers

“We pride ourselves on professionalism, quality & service”

Call Paul for all enquiries and take the stress out of your special event

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Spice-crusted Baked Salmon Fillets This salmon dish is ideal for easy weekend entertaining. Bake the day before and, when cold, cover and chill in the fridge overnight. Allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Serves: 6 Ready in: 1 hour Ingredients: 6 x 150g salmon fillets 2tsp mild chilli powder 2tsp ground coriander 2tsp ground cumin 1/2tsp freshly ground black pepper Squeeze of lemon or lime juice 2tbsp olive oil To serve: 6tbsp mayonnaise or soured cream 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped Zest and juice from 1 lime Lime wedges and spring onion curls (see tip), to garnish Method: Preheat the oven to 200C, 180C Fan, Gas 6. Run your fingers along the top of the salmon fillets and remove any fine bones with tweezers. Mix together the spices and rub over the surface of the salmon fillets. Season with a little salt. Place the salmon pieces in a foil-lined roasting tin. Whisk together the lime or lemon juice and oil and drizzle over the salmon.


Bake for 20-25 minutes until the salmon is just cooked to the centre. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely. Arrange the cold salmon fillets on a platter. Mix together the mayonnaise or soured cream, spring onions and lime zest and juice. Serve the salmon and mayonnaise garnished with lime wedges and spring onion curls.

To make spring onion curls use a sharp knife to thinly shred a few spring onions. Place in a bowl of iced water and leave in the fridge for about 1 hour until curled. Drain on kitchen paper before using.

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Praan Indian Restaurant Formerly The Grand Belper Indian restaurant, Praan is now open for business under new management with a new name, a new interior … and an exciting new menu too! Abdul Hameed took over The Grand in late 2017 and is pleased to have now completed the planned refurbishment: “It’s a very spacious and welcoming restaurant but it was starting to look a little tired! We’ve now updated and upgraded it, so diners can relax and enjoy their meal in a new modernised interior.” explains Abdul, who has been in the restaurant trade for the whole of his working career, so brings a wealth of experience to his new venture. He previously ran a restaurant in central Birmingham but, when the site was sold off for redevelopment by the landlord, he began to look for other opportunities. He heard about the The Grand in Belper and was immediately excited by the prospect of what he could bring to the town.

whole new menu which is traditional but with a modern twist – it’s certainly not run-of-the-mill. As well as a few familiar favourites we have an emphasis on fish and some new, exciting dishes, all created using fresh produce and quality ingredients.” In addition to the new name, new management and new look, Praan also has a new chef, who has been instrumental in developing the menu. “He’s very experienced and has previously worked in some top restaurants; we’re thrilled to have him on the team!” Praan offers delicious dishes to eat in or takeaway, so if you want to try something new, tasty and different, visit Praan at 8 Strutt Street, Belper DE56 1EE (situated downstairs) or call 01773 823885. The restaurant is open every day from 6pm – 11pm.

All Things Local readers can enjoy a special re-opening offer delicious, quality food and even better value! See inside back cover for a £5 off voucher. “My aim is to offer the highest quality dishes and something a little different. We’ve developed a

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The Derby Hotel North Shore Blackpool

Welcome to The Derby Hotel in Blackpool, situated on Derby Road, North Shore Blackpool. Less than 50 yards from the promenade

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Short Story The Third Egg “How do you blow an egg, Ben?” Ben looked up from his laptop. He’d been pretending not to watch Leanne, who was sitting at the dining table with her craft basket and a box of eggs. “You’ve got to make a hole at both ends Lea – otherwise you’ll be blowing forever.” “I realise that now,” she pouted, “but look, I blow really hard and nothing comes out.” She pressed her lips against the end of an egg, puffed out her cheeks and blew. The light fitting shook. “I’ve got to blow three,” she said breathlessly, “and I can’t even manage one.” “Here, let me do it.” Ben wasn’t sure it was good for Leanne’s face to turn that colour. “I don’t want to spoil the surprise.” Leanne put the egg back in its box. “You’re not supposed to see any of this.” “What surprise?” Ben said. “I’m going to decorate an egg each for the twins.”

“But, sweetheart, an eggshell won’t last five minutes in the hands of a toddler,” Ben said kindly. “The egg’s just a decoration,” Leanne shrugged lightly, “something cute to put in the egg cups.” “What egg cups?” Leanne’s hands shot up to her mouth. “Now I’ve really spoilt the surprise!” “Come on Lea,” Ben laughed, “show me.” Leanne cautiously lifted the lid of her craft basket and pulled out two yellow egg cups. “I decorated them at ‘Paint a Pot’ with their names on.” “They’re pretty,” Ben grinned. “Tweedledum and Tweedledee will love tucking into their chucky eggs using them.” “You have to stop calling them that!” Leanne laughed. “Let me help you blow the eggs,” Ben offered again. “I promise your secret is safe with me.” “Alright then,” Leanne frowned. “Here, hold it over the bowl so we don’t get yolk everywhere.”

She seemed to be weighing her words carefully. “Make them look like little yellow chicks.”

Ben weighed the egg in his palm and gave it a shake. “Leanne,” he said carefully, “I don’t suppose there’s any chance you’ve boiled these eggs?”

Ben raised his eyebrows. “For Easter,” she added.

“Yes,” she said, “I thought you were supposed to?”

“Wouldn’t they rather have a chocolate egg?”

“How did you hope to get a hard-boiled egg out of a hole the size of a pin?” Ben laughed.

“My sister said too much chocolate’s bad for them.”

“I thought it was a magic trick?” Leanne said.

“I bet she did!” Ben chuckled.

“That would be quite a trick,” Ben agreed. “And why did you say you needed three?”

“She said don’t buy them chocolate, give them money instead.” Leanne frowned. “I’m not falling for that one again.”

“I didn’t, did I?” Leanne said, and hid behind the lid of her craft box.

“Yeah, what was it at Christmas?” Ben laughed. “Don’t buy them presents, get them Top Shop vouchers.”

“Yes, you said you needed to blow three eggs.” Leanne took a deep breath.

Leanne giggled.

“That will be because the third one is for you.” She lifted another egg cup out of the basket.

“Aren’t we supposed to spoil our nephews with chocolate?” Ben closed his laptop. “Then, when we’ve got kids of our own, your sister can get her own back. That’s the deal.” Leanne blushed, and busied herself with her craft basket.

“That’s lovely,” Ben smiled. “And what have you written on mine?”

“I might get them some chocolate as well,” Leanne smiled. “I just wanted to make them something as a bit of a keepsake.”

She gently turned the cup to face him. In neat gold lettering it said: ‘DADDY TO BE’. By Jackie Brewster

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OUR welcoming salon is a true retreat where you can relax, unwind and enjoy your treatments, and our staff are highly trained to ensure we deliver effective, longterm results. Prestige Beauty offers three exceptional brands from the International Institute for Anti-Ageing (IlAA) - the Advanced Nutrition programme, Environ Skincare and facial electrical treatments, which penetrate deep into the dermal layer of the skin. For the ultimate finish, we also offer Jane Iredale mineral make-up - the treatment make-up that cares for your skin. Why choose Prestige Beauty? • We offer a free, thorough consultation with no obligation • We tailor a skincare program to suit your individual needs • We help you throughout your journey to achieving the skin you've always dreamed of • We use environmentally-conscious brands • We believe beautiful skin starts from within STEP 1 The first step to achieving perfect skin is an effective skincare programme. The Advanced Nutrition supplements programme feeds your skin from within with the right nutrients, scientificallyformulated to address skin concerns and overall skin health. These include: Skin Vitality 1 - a super-nutrient capsule that repairs the skin, improves elasticity, reduces wrinkles and hydrates Skin Antioxidants which contain seven super phytonutrients to protect the skin from over-exposure to Iight Skin Omegas - containing Omega 3 and six fatty acids, made with pure fish oil from Epax, a supplier with the best green credentials. Offering fantastic visible results, our skin supplements now come in blister packs, including biotin for healthy

hair and nails; astaxanthin, a super antioxidant that works on every layer of the skin; and COQ10 and pine bark extract to reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity, protect collagen, reduce age spots and brighten the complexion. STEP 2 Environ Skincare is a unique stepup moisturiser system that helps skin become gradually more comfortable with increasing doses of vitamin A and other ingredients, thereby reducing the likelihood of a skin reaction. At Prestige Beauty, our in-salon facial electrical treatments include a Collagen Power Facial to plump and firm the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Active Vitamin Facial, which feeds the skin with essential vitamins and peptides, promoting healthy new skin cells and improving every skin type. HydraBoost Facial, which helps dehydrated, tired sluggish skin and the fantastic Cool Peel Treatment for sun damaged, thickened, problematic skin and scarring. STEP 3 To finish Jane Iredale mineral make-up is an extension of a fantastic skincare regime. The mineral foundations provide four important functions in one foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skincare benefits. The formulas are as natural as possible, yet still perform at the highest level. Products are non irritating and don’t block pores. Coverage ranges from a light, dewy look to full-coverage with a velvet finish. The philosophy of the three brands is to: Feed - with supplements that are vegan-friendly Fortify - with an active vitamin and peptide step-up skincare routine Finish - with anti-ageing, pure mineral, high-grade make-up Prestige Beauty also has a hair studio, offering Joico prescriptive haircare, Olaplex and Matrix colours and Hair Extensions. Prom and bridal hair is our speciality. Visit our salon to see all of the range available. We offer a free consultation for all of our treatments.

Prestige Beauty 8 Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1FZ Tel: 01773 820000 Prestige Beauty Clinic offers state-of-the-art skincare treatments with a friendly, expert service that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Footnotes: A Common Question I am often asked why someone suffering with diabetes has to take extra care of their feet, so I will try to explain. A person who has diabetes is more likely to have problems with their feet. If they have a high level of sugar in the blood for a long time, damage may be caused to blood vessels and nerves. When diabetes damages blood vessels, the body is not able to provide the feet with enough blood and oxygen, resulting in weakened skin that is prone to breaking down and slow to heal when injured. Nerve damage caused by diabetes is called neuropathy and it can cause patients to lose sensation in their feet. If this happens, they may not feel an injury or a developing wound until it becomes severe or infected. Many of these potential problems can be avoided if diabetes is diagnosed and managed correctly. In the case of type 2 diabetes, which is the most common type affecting adult patients, paying attention to diet and exercise and regular routine maintenance are sufficient to reduce the risks but, clearly, diabetic patients should keep a close eye on the condition of their feet to catch any potential problems as early as possible. By Peter Waugh Â

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Wellbeing Matters

Why We Need to Talk About Mental Health We start many conversations with, “How are you?”. Our standard response is often, “I’m good thanks” – regardless of how we are really feeling. Think about the number of times you’ve asked after someone’s wellbeing in the last month or so. Studies suggest that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year, so the chances are, we all know someone who is having a difficult time – and you may be too. How many times has someone replied to your question and opened up about their mental health? They probably haven’t. Have you? What are your reasons for not doing so? Talking about mental health can be really difficult. The stigma associated with it can make it hard for people to share how they are really feeling. For years, we have brushed mental health under the carpet and, despite work to try and change this, it’s still seen as a taboo area. Consider the impact of mental health problems – just two of the symptoms of depression are: - We don’t want to see other people - Our self-esteem takes a nose-dive

Living with depression is tough and talking may be the last thing you feel like doing. But by opening up about mental health, we can slowly lift the lid on this devastating issue. If you have a friend you are worried about, you can help by: - Planning plenty of time for your conversation - Treating them with sensitivity and warmth - Showing you are really listening by letting them speak without interruption - Recognising they are still the same person; keep the conversation relaxed and open - Asking them what you can do to help – not offering your own solutions A broken arm is visible but mental health problems can remain unseen. We can help by looking out for signs that our friends, family and colleagues might be struggling. By Nicola Tatham If you are feeling overwhelmed or know someone who is struggling to cope, Freedom Therapy ( offers one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues. Please email our therapist, Nicola, on or call 07855 833296. We can arrange a free half-hour consultation to discuss your needs.

Lost your way? If you are struggling to deal with life’s challenges on your own, we can help Please contact our therapist Nicola Tatham for a FREE 30-minute initial consultation

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Derbyshire Walking: Shipley to Smalley Walk Type: Countryside with some steep climbs Distance: 6 miles (10 km) Time: Allow 3.5 hours Waymarking: Routeway 16 OS Map: Explorer 260 (1:25,000) Nottingham, Landranger 129 (1:50,000) Nottingham Start: Car Park at Visitor Centre, Shipley Country Park (Pay and Display). This walk offers a chance to look at the heritage and influence of the Miller-Mundy family and coal mining on the country estate of Shipley and the surrounding area. The landscape has been restored following significant deep mining and opencast mining, creating an environment now teeming with wildlife and a network of pathways.

The Route 1. Leave the car park down the track to the right of the disabled car parking spaces near the Visitor Centre. After 15 metres, turn right to go along a single-track tarmac road (beware of traffic). Continue straight on down this track to the right of the Visitor Centre, with the small wildlife garden on your left. Pass through a wooden gate and continue. Take the path on the right through the metal gate and continue with the hedge on your right. 2. Where the path turns, look for a metal gate on your right. Go through and into a field. Head uphill, following the fence on your right, passing through two metal gates. The land you are now walking on was once an open cast mine, beginning in 2008 and completing in 2017. Shipley Country Park itself was opencast from 1970 until July 1974. A further two years were spent contouring the site, seeding fields and meadows, planting trees and constructing facilities for the public. Shipley Country Park opened to the public on 26th May 1976.

Upon reaching another gate pass through and onto a stone track. Follow this track until you reach a junction. Cross the junction and enter a field. In the field follow the fence on your right around the corner, and then head towards the copse. As you head towards the dip, look for a squeeze stile in the trees. 4. Cross the stile and head uphill and slightly to the right, to find a stile to the left of another copse. Follow the path uphill, with the hedgerow on your left. At the top, cross the stile and continue straight on along a wide stone path. Head for the gate and stile beneath the pylons and follow the footpath uphill, as it turns into a track for the next 600 metres, until you reach the junction of paths at the back of houses. 5. Pass through the metal gate then turn left to pass through a second gate and follow the track behind the housing. Pass through gateposts and into the field. Continue straight on with the hedge on your right. Pass through the gap into the second field then turn right to follow the field boundary, with the hedge on your right. Turn left at the corner, keeping the hedge on your right. Pass through the gap and continue into the next field, now with the hedge on your left. Smalley Dam

Upon reaching a fence turn left, and follow the fence until you reach another metal gate. Pass through and continue straight on, with the fence on your right, to the next gate. 3. Go through this gate and turn left, to travel uphill with the fence now on your left. Look left to see Home Farm and extensive woodland in Shipley Country Park and further across to the panorama of the Trent Valley. These views open up to give other aspects later in the walk so remember to keep looking back.


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Health, Beauty & Fitness 8. Continue up the hill along the road for 450 metres until you reach the woodland on the right. Turn into the woodland and take the left-hand fork up the hill. Bear left through the woodland towards the water tower.

Shipley Water Tower

Continue to the end of the hedge and then go through the gap into the open field. 6. Bear diagonally right downhill, crossing the field towards the small woodland. Follow the path, with the trees on your right. Go over a stile into the area around Smalley Dam with its welcoming seats. Leave the dam area over a stile and turn left up the lane. Follow this lane/bridleway for the next 2 kilometres passing by Smalley Lodge and Manchester Wood and down into Shipley Country Park.

9. At theWater top of the hill the path joins the surfaced path Shipley Tower

(Beech Walk). Follow the path past large beech trees and round behind the water tower. (The path leads down to the site of Shipley Hall, once the home of the Miller-Mundy family). Follow the path towards the Hall site and then turn left to follow the track as it zigzags down to join the old coach road. Turn left and follow the track down towards Derby Lodge. 10. Turn right along Shipley Lane and, after 50 metres, turn left through the gap into the field. Head uphill just left of two major trees on the skyline. Beyond the trees, bear right and head for the squeeze stile in the hedge. Once through, bear left and connect up with a surfaced path. Continue on the surfaced path (with the plantation on the right) and follow the path as it bears right to return to the Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, approximately 600 metres. For more information about the history of the Shipley estate, call in at Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre.

Smalley Lodge

7. Turn right through the pedestrian gate into John Smalley Lodge

Wood. Continue through the coniferous woodland and, at the T-junction of the paths, turn right, and follow the path round over the footbridge and round to the left. At the junction of paths turn right to follow it into Square Wood. Take the main path through the wood and follow this path for 700 metres as it passes alongside Mapperley Reservoir to the road (beware of traffic). Turn left to walk along beside Mapperley Reservoir. Mapperley Reservoir was constructed in the early 1820s to assist in the water supply of the now disused Nutbrook Canal, which opened in the 1790s to link the collieries at West Hallam and Shipley with the Erewash Canal. The reservoir is now a valuable wildlife and recreation feature.

Walk supplied by Amber Valley Borough Council and Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and Mansfield, as part of their ‘Routeways’ series of walks:’

We have taken reasonable steps to ensure that this walk is safe and achievable by walkers of a realistic level of fitness. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any injuries caused to readers whilst following the walk. Always wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Walk details correct at time of going to print. It is advisable to carry the relevant OS map with you when walking the route.

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Motoring BMW X3: Truly Capable The wheels are spinning, but the BMW isn’t going anywhere. Every revolution of the alloys sinks the new X3 deeper into the huge blood-orange dunes of the Saharan desert. We’ve been tackling one of the toughest off-road routes I’ve ever experienced – from deep, rolling dunes to sharp, rocky trails – and the fact that only now, close to our final destination, one of my colleagues has managed to half bury a BMW is a testament to the X3’s abilities. Nestled in a lunar landscape, beneath a carpet of stars so bright they look superimposed on the sky, is our camp – a long way from the madness of Marrakesh, where our day began. We set off on our epic drive towards the Atlas Mountains, the roads from the city quickly opening up into out-ofthis-world landscapes. Soon we’re crossing the Tizi n Tichka mountain pass, one mighty hairpin after another. Our X30d – with a new 260bhp, 620Nm engine – is the pick of the range, and on these roads it’s swift and enjoyable. At midday we arrive in Ouarzazate, and the famous Atlas Film Studios, where we drive our BMWs through the gates of the Game of Thrones city set. By dusk we’ve covered nearly 300 miles and have taken in the stunning Anti-Atlas Mountains. We pass through M’Hamid, the last conurbation before the desert, in a dusty convoy of 15 brand new BMWs. Our camp is an hour of off-roading away and our X3 drifts and slips its way like a rally car across the challenging terrain, with just the lights of the cars in front illuminating the impenetrable darkness. It’s the blackness that catches out a colleague when approaching the camp, resulting in the BMW being beached in a position that takes seven men and shovels to retrieve it from.

The next morning, we’re told today will be tougher than yesterday. Five hours of harsh off-roading will be followed by a dash back across the mountains to the airport. We’re quickly back in the groove, drifting the off-roader around sandy corners and clattering over sharp rocks. As the desert eases, we experience the barren, flat, dry river beds of the Oued Draa, Iriki Lane and Erg Chigaga, all stages of the famous Dakar Rally. On the edge of the desert, a rear tyre loses pressure but BMW chaperones soon change the wheel and we continue. We’re enjoying the X3’s comfy new interior and smart multimedia system when another tyre bursts. It takes an hour for the BMW support car to arrive, and it looks like we’ll miss the flight from Marrakech. And so begins a rush to the airport, but from screeching hairpin bends to blink-andyou’ll-miss-them overtakes, the BMW takes it all in its stride and we arrive with minutes to spare. Sat, perspiring, exhausted but elated on the plane, we smile – we made it. The BMW X3 may have two new tyres, but it’s been returned unscathed and we’re taking off just 25 minutes after arriving at the airport. All credit to BMW. There aren’t many firms who’d put their cars, or a bunch of journalists, through what we experienced. It’s proven it’s a truly capable car, able to transport you and your family on any adventure – and I for one am certainly looking forward to the next one. By James Baggott

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Richard Fearn

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Local Belper based engineer providing a professional, friendly reliable service to help with all your plumbing and heating requirements including: • Boiler installations, servicing and repairs • Bathroom installations • Full gas central heating systems • Gas cooker installations

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Affordable Beautiful Kitchens ”Thousands of satisfied customers can confirm Holtams supply the best value for money kitchens and bedrooms in this area.”

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Homes & Gardens Next, mix some sieved garden soil or loam with horticultural sand (about one part soil/loam to nine parts sand) and brush across the lawn and into the holes you’ve made. The result is a drainage system over those compacted areas. If the soil in the garden is quite heavy or contains a lot of clay, the whole lawn will benefit from aerating. I recommend you buy, borrow or hire a ‘hollow-tine aerator’, either as a hand operated one, a machine or a mower attachment. This cuts cylinders of soil from your lawn and when filled with the ‘top-dressing’ mix above will result in longer-lasting drainage channels.


Any moss should be removed, so apply moss killer and then rake it all out after the time specified on the pack. The lawn will look worse initially, but it allows more air to the roots of the grass plants and gives them more space to grow and spread too.

It has rained so much in recent months that my lawn has taken a battering, though the flower and vegetable beds are starting to pick up.

Lawns that have suffered from waterlogging benefit from a suitable feeding regime. Whether you choose a granular or liquid feed, make sure that it is spring lawn formulated to give the balance of nutrients lawns need now. Granular feeds must be watered in unless it rains shortly after application.

Overhaul your lawn Over-wet conditions can cause roots to die off and will reduce the oxygen in the soil. Worse still, any areas of the lawn you’ve walked on or moved a wheelbarrow over will have become compacted or squashed. Thus, the air spaces in the soil are dramatically reduced and the heavier your soil is, the worse the problem is likely to be. So, for green grass that’s ready for summer, it’s time to get to work.

Walking on a very wet lawn soon wears it out and kills off grasses. To repair bald or thin patches, roughen up the areas using a rake and then sprinkle a suitable seed mix on to match the existing grasses. If you’ve not got many patches to sow, you can buy small patch repair packs.

Check over your lawn mower and see to anything that needs sorting. If necessary, take it to a reputable outlet for a service as soon as possible.

Once all the work is done, keep off your lawn for a few weeks to allow it to take advantage of all that TLC and grow really well.

If your grass needs cutting, make sure you don’t set the blades too low for the first few cuts, as this weakens growth and makes weed invasion more likely.

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After mowing, you can relieve some of the soil compaction to allow air down to the roots, making for better growth and healthier grass. If only small areas are compacted, drive a garden fork into the lawn every 4-6 inches or so, getting the fork tines to a depth of 4-6 inches, then gently ease the handle of the fork back and forth to enlarge each drainage hole.

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JHC Security Ltd Feeling safe and secure in your own home is essential. That’s why, when it comes to home security, you need a reliable and knowledgeable firm that you can trust. JHC Security Ltd based in Ripley, run by Joshua Clark and his partner, Hannah, is approaching its first anniversary. In the year since the couple set up the business, they have helped many people locally with security systems from intruder alarms to CCTV, and access control. They offer wired or wireless systems and all the latest technology including police monitored systems, app-controlled systems and video doorbells. Using apps, you can monitor your home and stay in control of your security systems even while you’re out or away! Joshua worked in home security for six years before deciding to set up his own business with Hannah. “We set out to offer a personalised service – not just ‘packaged’ options, but tailored solutions to really meet the needs of individual customers. The first year has gone really well and we’ve had so much positive feedback. We just want to do a good job so we’ll always go the extra mile to make sure our customers are happy and, most importantly, feeling safer as a result of our installations. Customers always deal with

myself or Hannah and know that it’ll always be me coming to do the work, which gives added trust and reassurance.” JHC Security offers a range of products and services, including both installation and maintenance of systems. “Maintenance is just as important as the initial installation as, aside from the fact that you want your system to be reliable, failure to keep up regular maintenance can invalidate home insurance. We’re SSAIB accredited, so we issue certification that will be accepted by insurance companies and we can maintain all systems, not just those that we’ve installed.” For more information, advice or a quote for installation or maintenance, contact Joshua or Hannah on 01773 424005 or visit Also, see their Facebook page ‘JHC Security Ltd’ for regular offers and updates. They have recently become members of the Trusted Trader scheme, so check out their profile at Don’t miss the special offer for All Things Local readers in their advert below!

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In contrast, both a garden room and orangery will feature a semi-glazed roof. Typically a garden room will feature a tiled roof to blend with the existing lines and style of the property to which it is attached. This design can create amazing vaulted ceilings which can also feature roof glazing to the gables, increasing the amount of natural light to the room.

Timber glazed extensions such as a garden room or An orangery roof will usually be flat, finished with lead orangery are a chic addition to any home whether or a modern alternative such as single ply polymeric roof traditionally styled or contemporary. When designed membrane, and can feature a striking roof lantern sympathetically to the property and built using modern providing natural light to the room below. manufacturing techniques, a timber-glazed extension will Your questions answered by Jon outlast, outperform and be far more attractive than any All extension types typically feature brickwork to different “off the shelf” UPVC conservatory. extents, withJon conservatories often using low level walls Ltd Pilkington, Pilkington Architecture to support the main structure. There is usually more These extensions can be integrated into the existing variation with garden rooms and orangeries as these room structure and will give a natural flow out into the can be predominately made from brickwork, or a garden to enjoy all year round. As well as being properly combination of brick and timber framing. insulated and ventilated, these types of extension can also BEDROOM CAN LIFT part VALUE or simplytimber to extend kitchen. beNEW as physically secure as any other of theBY home. Whichever glazedthe extension You can usually in a or A QUARTER! you choose, whethersqueeze garden room How do these differ from conservatories? groundiffloor cloakroom as well! orangery, well designed, manufactured and installed it has the potential to Research by Nationwide Building Society While all these styles extensionor areloft typically connected completely transform the way thethat suggests that an of extension conversion The research also suggests towhich a property, the a differences in design and style can be property is used. in floor area of creates double bedroom can add a 10% increase considerable. 12% to the average price of your home. a homeJon adds Contact on approximately 5% But, getdesign this………..the also suggests to its 523901 value. or email The roof is perhaps theresearch most noticeable 07768 difference a conservatory usually featuring a fully creatingwith its own bathroom could increase the


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As the number of homeowners prepared to put their homes on sale is falling, extending an existing home is becoming increasingly attractive to many.

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Callback Casting Agency For local young people with a passion for acting, something new has come to Belper… Captive Audience Theatre Company, which runs various classes in the town, has set up a casting agency! Callback Casting Agency aims to put talented local youngsters, aged 18 and under, in touch with film, TV and theatre roles across the country. Fliss Goldsmith has been tasked with setting up the agency, in conjunction with Captive Audience’s Larry Waller. She explains “Most casting agencies are based in London, Manchester and Birmingham, but there’s a huge pool of talent locally and we want to put these young people forward for opportunities in TV, film or theatre. Just because we’re not in a big city, it doesn’t mean we can’t compete talent-wise!” Fliss may have started the agency from the ground up but, using her background and contacts in the industry, she already has some promising leads and a few successful placements too! “We’ve got one young man into his first production at Derby Theatre, we’ve also submitted for the West End Production of School of Rock, we’re in touch with the casting director of BBC’s ‘Doctors’, and we’re speaking to Gary Davy casting about potential roles in a feature film. There are exciting things afoot already, and it’s still early days! We’re also looking to forge links locally with The University of Derby and other organisations which may need local young actors to be involved in their media and advertising productions.” Many of the children involved in Captive Audience have already signed up to Callback and, although attending Captive Audience is not essential, Fliss explains that it does help if they know and have seen the young people performing so that they’re familiar with their abilities and capabilities, and are therefore able to put them forward for appropriate roles. “We judge on a case-by-case basis, so there

are no prerequisites and no previous experience is needed – you can start completely from scratch, but you do need to be passionate! You don’t have to come to Captive Audience every week, we just need to know what you can do, although training is always beneficial – even Hollywood actors still train regularly and, of course, it’s lots of fun, too!” The basic cost of signing up to Callback is £50, which gives membership of the agency, and includes a set of professional headshots and a profile on the website for casting directors to see. All students also have a personal CV and all aspects of management are taken care of. There is a second level which is optional but can increase exposure, involving inclusion on ‘Spotlight’, known as the ‘Home of Casting’ which all industry directors will be able to see. Callback can organise and manage this on your behalf, but you would be required to pay the Spotlight fee directly. For young people thinking of getting involved in acting, Captive Audience’s classes are held at the Strutt Centre in Belper and there are various classes for all ages and interests, costing £5.50 each: Tuesday 5-6pm: Junior Musical Theatre (Reception to Year 6) Tuesday 6-7pm: Senior Musical Theatre (Years 7+) Saturday 10-11am: Senior Drama Saturday 11-12pm: Junior Drama Saturday 10-11am: Junior TV/Film/Radio (Years 3-6) Saturday 11-12pm: Senior TV/Film/Radio (Years 7+) Workshops are also run during school holidays for members and non-members, which are fun and exciting – a good way to try something new. For anyone wishing to gain industry recognised qualifications, Captive Audience also teach for LAMDA exams. For more information visit If you’d like to find out more and take the first steps to getting your name, face and skills (or your child’s) out there for exciting potential roles, email It might be the best email you ever send (and, when you/ they are on the stage or the big screen, remember where you heard about it)!

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The Diary of a Local Mum Fancy That! As I write this, I am recovering. Recovering from the phenomenon that is World Book Day. Ah-ha, I hear you cry… that little gem. To those who aren’t parents, World Book Day seems like a marvellous idea. It encourages kids to read, enjoy fabulous books, let their imaginations loose on wonderful journeys of fiction… it’s a brilliant day to be celebrated across the land. Many famous authors are behind it and schools make the day exciting and enjoyable – and quite rightly so. And parents get this too. Of course we do, we want to encourage our children to read, to fall in love with literature, to develop a lifelong relationship with books. However, in order to do so it seems we should dress them up as a fictional character which can be … erm … a little challenging. The first challenge is agreeing on a character FROM A BOOK! Now, I make a rod for my own back when it comes to this by insisting that the character is from something that started life as a book. Not a film or a TV show; an actual book. I’ve no idea why I’ve decided to make life even more difficult with this rule of my own making. It’s not stipulated by school or anyone else as far as I know. But while the kids are clamouring to be their favourite film character and waving a printed comic-strip version of Despicable Me under my nose, I’m resolutely scouring the bookshelf for inspiration. That hurdle overcome, eventually, a suitable character is agreed on. We then have the problem of time. Inevitably, despite being given plenty of notice from school (and, let’s face it, we know it’s coming every year) we’ve left it a little late and we’re restricted to homemade costumes using whatever’s in the dressing up box and craft cupboard. I’m aware that we look like poor relations in comparison to some of the wonderfully

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elaborate costumes that arrive at school (although seemingly not quite as painfully aware of this fact as the kids are…) but we have to make do. So, having compromised on characters and cobbled something together, we arrive at the third hurdle. And this is the big one. My son HATES dressing up. As he gets older the characters he wants to dress up as have to become more and more ‘normal’ looking (i.e. totally unidentifiable as a character from a book). He’s now even rejecting props. This isn’t a problem for school; they’re very understanding and accommodating. I, however, seem to turn into demon mum, pressurising him into at least carrying something or wearing a mask until he gets somewhere in the vicinity of the school door. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I don’t want to be seen to be not making an effort, or just because I personally quite like a bit of fancy dress and I can’t let it go. Either way, I really do need to work on it... Then, as you are all no doubt aware, to add insult to injury, after all the preparations, creations, last minute changes, and a hefty dose of bribery, this year’s World Book Day suddenly became World Snow Day instead! All in all, it’s a lesson learnt for me. Next year, and at Halloween, and Christmas, and any time we see a face painter at a carnival, I vow to leave him be. Never again will I coerce him into fancy dress. Next year’s World Book Day will be a calm, happy affair. He will be dressed as an unidentifiable, inconspicuous hero from his favourite book and we’ll spend the time reading together instead of battling over the wearing of a wig. But if you do happen to call round to my house on World Book Day next year you may find that the door’s answered by Gangsta Granny or Miss Trunchbull because, as much as I moan about it, I’d miss it really. I do love a bit of fancy dress…

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Animal Tales Straight Forward She Went Horses are enormous creatures: heavy, powerful and unpredictable! With this in mind, why would you work with horses? Well, unlike others who might be doubtful, I’m 17 and love working with horses. For the last 5 years I have looked after lots of horses and have even taken giant Shire horses into the field. For those who are intimidated by these fine specimens, this would be an uncomfortable experience. For me, their thundering hooves powering across the landscape does not faze me. As their back legs flick out and kick the wind in another direction, as they race into the distance away from each other with excitement, as the sun rises above the ground: I am not afraid.

The next thing that happened gave me a huge surprise. Suddenly, the cow leapt through to the field from its spot by the trees in the background. My horse flew off with a mighty spring to the other side of the glowing, sunny field; the cow still appeared in the corner of my vision as I hit the ground with force, landing on my precious head twisting my neck with force. I rolled to the side to avoid being trampled by the horse’s hooves, digging up the dust from the ground. Who said the cow can’t jump over the moon? It can certainly jump over a fence! And… Who said horses are dangerous!

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As the burning wind hit the side of my face while I opened the rusty, cold gate to allow us entry into the field, I was vaguely aware of a loose cow appearing at the side of my eye line, just behind me. It sprung to the side of the trees, finally standing relaxed after about 5 minutes.

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Belper North Mill Trust I am sure that many of us have a dream – a dream where Belper is full of excited visitors, its businesses, retail and others, are thriving, a town with a uniqueness known throughout the world, where its historical mills have been successfully renovated and are no longer carbuncles on the banks of the River Derwent. I hope that this is not just a pipe dream or an idealistic aspiration but something we can all © Adrian Farmer set as a real objective for the town. I hope that you Photo credit: Adrian Farmer share this vision. designing a sound business case for future use, while Belper has so much potential – historic sites, beautiful scenery, lovely riverside gardens, placed at the centre of a World Heritage Site, a national award winning shopping street with its very own traditional cinema. It should be as popular as Bakewell, but it is not. Yes – Belper has yet to create a Belper Bun, but no doubt that could be arranged. I guess it was these sorts of thoughts that led me to apply to become the Chair of the Belper North Mill Trust – I am pleased to say that I was appointed Chair in early December 2017 – however within two weeks of being appointed, Amber Valley Borough Council had resolved not to renew the lease on the premise we sublet from them and so its funding to the Trust will end in April 2020. A matter of days later a planning consent was proposed which could threaten our World Heritage Site status. I described the job in my application as daunting and certainly my view remains as it was, but the upside is exciting and potentially highly rewarding. We want community support in searching for a new home. In the longer term our objective is to have a permanent presence in a renovated and revitalised part of the Belper Mills site. Realistically that may be many years away. We are opening discussions with the owners of the North Mill and are asking our local government partners and others whether they have premises in or near Belper that could provide a temporary or permanent home for our activities. We have very little time available to arrange for a new home and we need all the help you can give us. Let me share some issues and the Trust’s thoughts with you: The iconic East Mill is in a dreadful state and the other Belper Mill buildings are deteriorating despite being listed buildings of great historical importance. The financial cost of putting the buildings into a fit state and

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preserving their history, represents a major challenge. The Trust would be willing to work with the owners and a developer to secure a viable solution and seek public funding to get this done. We are all frustrated with the present position and I can assure you that the Trust will work alongside our World Heritage Site partners to find a solution. You do not need to be a big city to attract tourists – Hay-on-Wye does very well with its second hand books, Ironbridge Gorge has its bridge and its historic industries and museums. Belper can build on what it already does so well – we could have Industrial Revolution week with living exhibits, we could have a permanent riverside walk with route markers as seen elsewhere in World Heritage Sites, we could have official viewpoints overlooking the Derwent Valley where its beauty and historic sites could be enjoyed. There is so much that can be done – and the Trust will develop and promote ideas that help the town and its economy and that are fun. We need to protect and preserve the history of the town – we need to ensure that we capture what was done, how it was done and the communities that achieved all of this. The Trust is considering a number of ways of capturing this information and of making a permanent record of the North Mill while we have reasonable access to the building. In the meantime, do come and enjoy a tour of the North Mill with one of our experienced volunteers and look out for our very popular talks and walks programme. Details are on our website:

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National Care Home Open Day Saturday 21st April | 10am – 4pm Richmond Aston-on-Trent, Richmond Drive, Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire DE72 2EA Explore what Richmond Aston-on-Trent Retirement Village has to offer: • Talk to the teams to find out about Richmond Villages’ aspirational lifestyle • Take a guided tour of the care home & retirement village • Fitness demonstrations and spa treatments will be given by the Wellness Spa team • Enjoy activities & entertainment including a tea dance • Meander through our lifestyle & craft stalls • Complimentary refreshments throughout the day For more information, please contact:

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Your Horoscope April and May 2018 April: Mars, the planet of courage and enterprise, starts the month in alignment with stern Saturn, reaffirming that it’s the perfect time to be more grounded and cultivate patience and persistence. Mars connects with transformational Pluto on the 26th; this is a dynamic combination of energies that must be handled with extreme caution. Globally we may see some very challenging events, as both these powerful forces come together in the sky. Venus, the planet of love and romance, starts the month in sensual Taurus; enjoy this excellent placement for injecting more passion into new or long-standing relationships. Mercury moves out of the retrograde period around the 15th; a welcome release as communications and transactions begin to flow more smoothly. An energy boost arrives with the new moon in Aries on the 18th. May is an exciting month as Uranus, the planet of revolution and radical change, moves into Taurus on the15th, marking the start of global transformation over the next seven years. Taurus is an earth sign ruling money, business and possessions; during this long transit we can expect huge upheaval in these and many other sectors of life, hopefully paving the way for positive change. Venus in versatile Gemini until the 19th offers the perfect opportunity for socialising and having fun. Dynamic Mars leaves practical Capricorn and moves into faster-paced Aquarius on the 16th. Mars in this sign enjoys experimentation and diversity; it could be the ideal time for taking a risk with ideas that have never been tried before. The new moon is in practical Taurus on the 15th and the full moon is in adventurous Sagittarius on the 29th. ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 April: Your ruler, dynamic Mars, joins Saturn in practical Capricorn, shining the light on your career and your ambition. Your earning ability is ripe for change so take advantage of an opportunity to meet new people who can influence your progress. The full moon on the 30th illuminates a breakthrough. May: The Taurus Sun starts the month in challenging aspect to Jupiter, illuminating the financial axis of your chart. It may be time to take another look at all matters concerning your wealth and assets. It’s all change for new beginnings after the 15th as the maverick planet Uranus arrives in Taurus. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 April: Venus, your ruler, sheds her bountiful light on your sign until the 25th. This should have you feeling at your most confident as this is your cue to shift gear and turn up the pace. The transformational Scorpio full moon on the 30th brings interesting relationship opportunities your way. May: The Sun is in your sign and is soon to be joined by the rebel planet Uranus. The next seven years will see plenty of change, your new motto could be – expect the unexpected! Venus, your ruler, moves into sensitive Cancer on the 20th, offering a chance to clear up some emotional matters. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 April: Finances and assets loom large during April as a reassessment becomes necessary and you take stock and review your options. As Mercury, your ruler, turns direct on the 15th things start to flow again and the powerful new moon in dynamic Aries on the 16th brings courage and confidence to the surface again. May: Venus in your sign offers a pleasing social period as opportunities open up and you can bask in the limelight. Practical matters also look encouraging and you’ll feel ready to put in lots of hard work. Relationships come into focus after the Sagittarian full moon on the 29th. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 April: Relationship matters are in the spotlight as three planets occupy this sector of your chart. Proceed with caution as dynamic Mars and transformational Pluto go head to head around the 25th. Abundant Jupiter shines a helpful light, empowering you to live your life the way you want to. May: Energetic Mars is still busy in the relationship area of your chart, working in close proximity to powerful Pluto and giving you the determination to stand firm on a recent issue. Venus moves into your sign on the 20th enabling you to focus exclusively on your needs and wants. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 April: Retrograde Mars in Aries may have held you back over the last few weeks, but after the 15th the winds of change arrive. A much higher profile leads you to being in the right place at the right time, particularly as energetic Mars is busy in your work sector all month. May: Your ruler, the Sun, is at the highest point of your chart, illuminating the way for bigger and brighter career prospects. The arrival of the maverick Uranus on the 15th means that the next seven years could be full of surprises in connection with all your professional dealings. VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 April: Mercury, your ruling planet, moves forward again on the 15th revitalising your mind and bringing clarity on financial issues. It’s a good time to capitalise on professional matters as people around you will be very receptive to your plans. The new moon in Aries brings an energy boost. May: This month brings a sense of adventure and exciting new possibilities as the Sun offers opportunities to broaden your horizons. Communicative Mercury in dynamic Aries ensures that you enjoy popularity and recognition. Use positive thinking to get the very best out of social endeavours.

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Community LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 April: Home and family move into the spotlight during April as Mars, Saturn and Pluto highlight the domestic sector of your chart. Some important and lasting decisions may need to be made; be sure to proceed with caution. Venus in Taurus ensures that finances are positive. May: The new moon in Taurus on the 15th illuminates the important decisions that you have taken in recent months; success looks almost certain. Improved communications show that you can make a powerful impact on others and your optimism and confidence can make all the difference. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 April: Jupiter in your sign continues to give you some long term help in building your trust and your self-confidence. Communication is highlighted this month as you look at new ways to connect with friends and family. The dynamic Aries new moon on the 16th brings an exciting opportunity your way. May: Uranus, planet of rebellion and change, arrives in your opposite sign on the 15th. Over the next few years you will determine who you really are, what matters most and what your ultimate goal is. The Sagittarius full moon on the 29th brings a financial challenge to the surface. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 April: Money matters and new ways of earning your living are important this month. Mars and Saturn, both in practical Capricorn, can turn dreams into reality, providing that you build firm foundations. Your love life looks exciting, especially around the Sun Uranus Conjunction on the 18th. May: Energetic Mars moves into Aquarius and illuminates the communication area of your chart on the 16th. You could also profit from a new sense of resolve when it comes to getting things done. It’s time to let go of outmoded situations and discover inspirational new ways forward. CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 April: This is a potent month for Capricorns as Mars, Saturn and Pluto align themselves in your sign. This combination can give you great courage and desire to overcome any habitual patterns that no longer serve you. Difficulties should start to ease as Mercury goes direct after the 15th. May: Pluto, Saturn and dynamic Mars remain strong in your sign, paving the way for determination and success on many levels. Uranus enters Taurus on the 16th setting the scene for the winds of change to blow away any cobwebs in your social and romantic life. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 April: This month bodes well for successful communication and transactions, particularly after the 15th when Mercury goes direct and the new moon gives you an energy boost enabling some major shifts to take place. Venus shines on your home and family life until the 24th. May: Mars moves into your sign on the 15th offering you the opportunity for renewal and clearing out. It’s time to rid yourself of anything that is not essential, even if it requires some serious soul searching. This is the start of a dynamic phase of change and self-determination. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 April: Finances are improving this month as the combination of the Sun and Mercury indicates some new insight. A breakthrough arrives with the Aries new moon on the 16th. Venus shines a positive light in Taurus and shows you ways to earn through your own creativity. May: How you relate to others is about to be challenged; a new plan of action is on the cards as you become more open to making some major decisions. Inspirational new ideas start to form with the new moon in Taurus on the 15th. Mars and Pluto in Capricorn ensure that you thrive on practical challenges.

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Friendship Blooms Show your appreciation for a fellow member of the community; it may be a friend, a family member or maybe someone you’ve come into contact with who provides a wonderful service or who works hard to Beverley Kennedy, Floraline make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers. All Things Local has joined forces with Beverley Kennedy (pictured) from Floraline, Gregory’s Way in Belper, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community. The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Rachel Rice, who works at West House Dental Practice in Belper. Rachel was nominated by her friend, Lauren Champion of Belper. Here’s what Lauren wrote: “I would like to nominate my wonderful friend of 10 years, Rachel Rice. We met when we worked as trainee dental nurses at the age of 17 and became close friends. Rachel has had one difficult year. I was privileged to have her as my bridesmaid in July last year, shortly after that Rachel’s loving dad passed away. She has been a very strong person by bringing up her 1 year old and helping her mum endlessly, also passing challenging tests to become a retained firefighter. I’m very proud of her and so pleased to call her my friend.” Lauren Champion

Rachel Rice (left) receives the Friendship Blooms bouquet from Lauren Champion and her daughter Mischa.

Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or e-mail your nomination to putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination. Closing date for nominations for the next issue is Wednesday 25th April 2018.

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Nominate someone to receive the next bouquet. All you have to do is state, in no more than 100 words, who you are nominating. Include their address and the reasons why you are nominating them. You can nominate more than one person if they are living/working at the same address… and remember – flowers don’t just have to be for women! The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live or work in Belper. Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and send to Friendship Blooms, All Things

Just complete the Sudoku grid above, cut out and post to Sudoku Competition, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA. Closing date Wednesday 18th April 2018. Remember to include a piece of paper with your name, address and contact telephone number. The winner will be notified by telephone initially. Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

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Community Diary April/May 2018 April: 6th: Fashion Show by Blue Sky Fashions, Little Eaton Village Hall 7 – 9pm. High Street / top brand clothing at bargain prices. Tickets £5: 07967 825215. Proceeds towards Trix Academy Gymnastics Club’s participation in the World Gymnaestrada, Austria 2019. 7th: Evening of Clairvoyance with Rob Brown at Field Terrace Ripley DE5 3HL (car park at rear of The Pear Tree pub, Derby Road). 6.15 pm, £5.00 on the door. Enquiries: 07773 684305. 14th: Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild meeting. Talk by Marion Aniss on ‘Awe and Wonder’ followed by an afternoon workshop. St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX, 10.30am – 4pm. Visitors welcome. Contact: 01773 835995. 15th: Family Fun at Waingroves Methodist Church, 4pm. 20th: Defibrillator Awareness Day hosted by MP Pauline Latham OBE & Cllr Simon Spencer, 10am – 12pm at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Rd, Belper DE56 1UU. Demonstration by East Midlands Ambulance Service. Free to attend – call 01332 676679 or email to register. 21st: Attic Sale at Waingroves Methodist Church, 10.45am – 12noon. 24th: Derby Barbershop Harmony Club Free Open Rehearsal Night 7.30-9.30pm at Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, Derby DE1 3SA for any male with/without experience. Contact Gordon 01332 518594,, May: 5th: Evening of Clairvoyance with Bernicia at Field Terrace Ripley DE5 3HL (car park at rear of The Pear Tree pub, Derby Road). 6.15 pm, £5.00 on the door. Enquiries: 07773 684305. 10th: James Rippendale Guitar Recital 7pm at No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. £8 (u16 free). Tickets from Oxfam Bookshop, King St, Belper. 11th: James Rippendale Guitar Workshops. Beginners 2-4pm; Intermediate/Advanced 5-7pm. £15. Advanced booking & own instrument required. Phone 07854 290629 to register. 12th: Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild meeting. Talk by Kate Greatorex, professional weaver and textile artist, on ‘Fleece to Fibre’, followed by an afternoon member-led workshop. St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX, 10.30am – 4pm. Visitors welcome. Contact: 01773 835995. 12th: Well Dressing Dedication 11am followed by lunches, Waingroves Methodist Church. 13th: Well Dressing Service 10.45am, Waingroves Methodist Church. 18th: Rome, Naples & Beyond…Music from Due Piccolo e Grande, Baroque music on rare instruments. 7.30pm, No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. Suitable for all ages. Adults £7, accompanied u16’s free. Tickets from Oxfam Bookshop, King St, Belper. Facebook/DuoPG. 20th: Family Fun at Waingroves Methodist Church, 4pm. Please check events with the venue/organiser as the publisher accepts no responsibility if events are changed/ cancelled following publication. If you have a one-off event or special excursion for June/July 2018 please e-mail it to Deadline is Wednesday 25th April 2018.

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Upbeat Advice to help you stay safe and secure In this month’s edition of All Things Local your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team would like to remind people about a few steps they can take to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. In particular, following a number of burglaries and thefts reported in the Amber Valley area, we want to help you to keep your home, sheds, garages and gardens, and your vehicles secure, and to reduce the potential distressing effects of crime. Here are a few of our essential tips you can follow to help prevent crime at home: • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave your house, or even if you’re in the garden or another part of the house. • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox. Remove valuables from view of any windows. • Install a burglar alarm and good outside lighting. • Leave radios or lights on a timer to make the property appear occupied.

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• Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home. • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to your garden and secure any sheds. For your car: • Remove everything from the car; don’t even leave a jacket where it can be seen. • Close all windows and doors (including sunroof) and make sure that it is locked. • Never leave your car unattended with the engine running while it is defrosting in the winter. • Park in a garage if you have one, a driveway, or a well-lit area. Local residents are our eyes and ears. If you see something suspicious, report it to us as soon as possible, no matter how minor you think it might be. Your call could prevent a neighbour from suffering a crime, or could help officers to catch an offender. Your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team are on hand to offer information, and can help target your concerns, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. To report any suspicious activity, call Derbyshire Police on 101, except in an emergency when the number is always 999. You can also check your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, email us or even follow us on Twitter. Visit to find out more.

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Local History: Coincidence or - What?

It is not always possible to know what historical material might be of use or interest to future generations. Therefore, when a telephone call told of two scrapbooks with some relevance to Belper which needed a home, it was readily agreed to consider them for the Historical Society’s archive. When I met the donor I learned their story. The two scrapbooks were being thrown away, but had been offered to the donor, a teacher, for use by his class as they contained items which related to both world wars. When he retired he decided to donate the scrapbooks to Belper Historical Society. On looking through them, I was interested to see what was of interest and sentimental value to the compiler. Favourite illustrations, quotations, cartoons, birthday and Easter cards from friends and family, newspaper cuttings relating to family retirements, funerals and weddings, programmes and orders of service for national and local events such as the 50th anniversary of the dedication of St Swithun’s Church in Belper, and celebrations for the coronation of George VI in 1937. Most striking of general interest were the documents relating to the two wars, from the programme for Belper Peace Celebrations in 1919, to the VE day celebrations at the end of World War II in Europe. All kinds of items gave an insight into the privations and priorities evident during 1939 to 1945. A letter from the billeting officer told of the arrival on the next day of a mother and child to live with the recipient until further notice. An appointment for an interview for war work was received with no other option but to attend and undertake the work decided upon to help the war effort. Two things came to mind looking through the pages: the usefulness of compiling items of interest in a scrapbook both for the compiler and for later readers, and the value of looking through discarded things and rescuing those of interest before they are irrevocably lost. The most amazing thing though, was to realise that the scrapbooks had been compiled by Mrs Marian

Robson who was a founder member of Belper Historical Society and a personal friend. Having been of use in the education of children, which she would have appreciated, the scrapbooks had come home to the Society which she had helped to found. Belper Town Council no longer opens the Heritage Centre to the public on a Mrs Marian Robson Mrs Marian Robson Saturday or for meetings in the evening. Access is still possible on weekdays between 9.30 am to 12.30 pm when the Town Clerk is there. The Society’s lecture programme will take place at Strutts on Derby Road for the foreseeable future. The noticeboard inside the main door to the building will tell you which room. The 4th April meeting at Strutts, Derby Road at 7.30 pm will hear Ian Coker on the evolution of Denby in “Pits, Pipes, Pots and Pig Iron”. Derek Latham, the architect, will talk on “The Conversion of Old Buildings” on 2nd May, and Adrian Farmer will talk about the research into “Belper in World War One” on 6th June. There will be a walk led by Adrian relevant to this topic on Saturday, 7th July at 2pm from Strutt’s North Mill. On Wednesday, 4th July at 7.30pm at Strutts, Derby Road, Adrian Keetley will describe the 55-mile walk along the “Derwent Valley Heritage Way”. All are welcome to come. The cost to visitors is £3. Please contact the Secretary, Adrian Keetley, on 01773 599089 if you need further information.

By Pat Marjoram Belper Historical Society

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Little Black Book

Clubs, Societies, Groups, Classes Belper

1st Alton Manor Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scout group – More details from Group Scout Leader Darren Barnes: 01773 880019. 1st Belper Rainbows Belper Lane, Belper, Thursday evening, for girls 5 to 7. Details from 1st Belper Scout Group Belper Lane, Belper. For young people aged 6 to 14, male & female. Contact: or Group Scout Leader Sandra Nix 01773 829373

Belper Civic Forum Civic association for Belper parish (including Milford) particularly concerned with planning, services, town improvement and heritage matters.Email or Roger Shelley 01773 829176 Belper Community Church Meets three times a month at Whitemoor Centre 10.30am Sundays on John O’Gaunts Way. Modern Church for all ages. Tel: Mark or Riaan on 01773 441211. Belper Community Cottage Community Centre, 16 Chapel Street, Belper, run by volunteers for the people of Belper. Four meeting rooms for hire at very reasonable rates. To hire or to look around call 01773 880364. Belper Countryside Joggers Jog Derbyshire group. Meets on Belper Lane across from the Talbot Hotel. Mondays at 7.45pm (beginners), Thursdays at 7.30pm (intermediates). Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club Belper Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. Concerts on 3rd Saturday monthly. Social evenings on alternate Thursdays 7pm to 10pm at Belper Heritage Centre. Nigel Dawes: 01773 827204.

1st Openwoodgate Scout Group St Mark’s Church Hall, Over Lane, Belper. For boys and girls 6 to 14. Group scout leader Sharon Marshall: 07809 408 829.

Belper District 50+ Forum Congregational Church, Church Walk, off Green Lane, Belper. Quarterly open meetings, Fridays 10.30am-12.30pm. Various themes relating to over 50’s. Ann Homar 01773 829556.

2nd Belper Guides 2nd Belper (St Peter’s) Guides for great activities, challenges, fun weekly meetings, camps and sleepovers. Girls aged 10-14. Contact Donna at

Belper Folk Club Every Tuesday at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper, 8.30pm. Details from 01246 865170 or

4th Belper Scout Group Central Methodist Chapel, Chapel Street, Belper. For boys and girls 6 to 14. Group scout leader Roland Jakes: 01773 827626. Air Cadets Belper New recruits needed ages 13-18. Meet every Tuesday & Thursday 6.45pm to 9pm at Cluster Road, Belper. For more information call 07736 248923.

Belper Freedom Feed Em At No28 The Market Place, Belper. Community focussed food for all! Alternate 4th Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. 3 courses, prepared by volunteers, pay what you want, proceeds to charity. Booking essential via Facebook ‘Belper Freedom Feed Em’ group. All welcome. Vegans, veggies, food allergies catered for.

Alzheimers Society Belper Support Group First Tuesday of the month 2-4pm, Belper Cottage, 16 Chapel St. DE56 1AR. Info: Helen Aldridge 01332 208845 or email

Belper Gardening Club Meets 4th Monday each month at No. 28 Belper Market Place DE56 1FZ, 7.30-9.30pm. (Aug and Dec date may change). Guest speakers, plant and seed swaps, trips and events, skills workshops, socialising. Email: Tel: 07966 307000/01773 821288.

Andante Cantabile Small friendly, supportive piano group for adult learners and returners. Build your confidence, with tips for technique and sight reading. Grade 2 upwards. Over 18. No upper limit to age or skills. Meet every 2 months, free. Barbara 01773 599042

Belper Hammers Volleyball Club Looking for new members of all ages and ability. Social training session at Belper Sports Center Thursdays 7pm-8pm, adult session Thursdays 8pm-9pm, female only Wednesdays 7pm-8pm, Junior session Fridays 7pm-8pm Contact Will on 07791 071059 or

Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Fridays 10am, 11.15 and 12.45 at The Lion Hotel. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details.

Belper Harriers Joggers Jog Derbyshire group.Meets at Belper Leisure Centre. For all jogging abilities. Tuesdays 7pm. Contact Geoff: 07802 657321

Baby World and Me Parent and baby group: a special world inclusive of core values of explore, play and bond. Suitable from birth to toddling . Visit or contact Edwina on 07719 555991. Free trial class available. Baby Yoga Suitable from 8 weeks old to crawling. Belper Community Hall Thursdays 9.45am - 11am, 6 week courses run during term time only. Small class sizes mean limited places. To book or for further information please contact Laurie Lowe at Little Sage yoga tel: 07545 479693 email: or visit Badger Explorer Scout Unit Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper. Teenagers, male and female, 14 to 18. Explorer leader Paul Maddison: 01773 880422.

Belper Historical Society Talks programme on first Weds of the month at St John’s Heritage Centre, The Butts at 7.30pm. Email or call 01332 880600. Belper Junior Musical Theatre Singing group for 7+ years. Meet on Wednesdays at the former Strutt’s School on the corner of Gibfield Lane, Belper, 6pm - 7.15pm. Call: 01332 881766. Belper Krav Maga Academy Belper Leisure Centre, Kilbourne Road, Belper. Martial Arts club; train on Mondays & Fridays 8.30pm to 9.30pm both nights. Details on Belper Marlin Swimming Club GET INVOLVED: Competitive Swimming. Main sessions at Belper Leisure Centre Friday 8-9, Sunday 5-7. Details and contacts:

Belcanto Male Chorus Male singing with a difference. Belper Baptist Church Bridge Street Belper DE56 1AZ Contact 0162956478.

Belper Meadows Bowls Club Belper Meadows, off Bridge Street, Belper. More details from secretary Graham Sheldon 01773 827548, or New members welcome.

Belper Aiwakai Karate Club Training for all ages and abilities at Belper Leisure Centre, John O’Gaunts Way, Belper on Fridays at 6.30pm. The general club finishes at 7.45pm followed by advanced session running until 8.30pm. Dave Johnson 07954 371945.

Belper Meadows Tennis Club Meet behind Christ Church, off A6, The Triangle. Adult social nights Tuesdays and Thursdays. New members of all ages and abilities welcome.

Belper Art Group Meet at Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper every Thursday 7-9pm, Room 109. All abilities welcome. Further details from Club Secretary Richard Nayler: 07500 151811

Belper Model Railway Group Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper (opposite Babington Hospital), Wednesdays 7pm to 10pm. Details from Stephen Shepherd (secretary) at tel no: 01283 703300.

Belper Bicycle Club Meet 1st Monday in every month (apart from Bank Holidays) at the Strutt Club, Campbell Street, Belper 7pm. New members welcome of all ages who are interested in cycle racing, either to compete for the team or as social members. Website or Jonathan Marshall 01773 829590.

Belper Musical Theatre Musical theatre shows performed every February and singing concerts performed at intervals throughout the year. Meet 7.30pm on Wednesdays at former Strutt’s School, Gibfield Lane, Belper. Call: 01773 825938.

Belper Bridge Club Meets every Friday at 6.50pm at the Masonic Hall, Campbell St, Belper. All welcome. Belper Buggies Walking/fitness group. Meet at the bandstand at Belper River Gardens 1.30pm on Wednesdays. Free session. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488. Belper Cadets Parade on Monday & Wednesday 18.45 to 21.00 at the Drill Hall, Clusters Road, Belper (near Long Row School) Open to all young people 12-18. Contact Darron Moody 07921 501981.

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Belper Chess Club Every Wednesday at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper. Start time 7.30pm. Secretary R Harrison Tel: 01773 824885 or 07971 111061 e-mail:

Belper Netball Club Fun and social netball training sessions for all ages (over 16) and abilities. Saturdays 11am-12 and Wednesdays 8-9pm at Belper Leisure Centre. £3.50 per session. New members welcome. BelperBacktoNetball/ Belper Players Mondays at Strutt Centre, Derby Road and Thursdays at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street at 7:30pm. Wanting new members – actors, backstage and front of house. Secretary Joyce Towle: 01335 370827. Belper Pop Quiz Club The Strutt Club, Campbell Street every Sunday, September to April at 8.15pm (entrance through Arkwrights Bar). Friendly pop quiz with music and questions. Join a team or form one of your own. More info Belper Singers Chamber choir of 24 voices, repertoire includes sacred and secular works, mostly unaccompanied. Vacancies for experienced tenors and basses. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 8pm to 10pm, Congregational Church, off Green Lane, Belper, DE56 1DB. or email

Belper Social Club for the Disabled Every second Wednesday at The Whitemoor Centre, John O’Gaunts Way, Belper, 7.30pm. Barbara Pickering: 01773 823803.

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Belper Stroke Club Belper Leisure Centre, off Kilbourne Road, Belper, 2pm to 4pm on alternative Tuesdays. Contact Derek Payne 01773 825219,

Derbyshire Children’s Centre Alder Road, Belper. For a guide to free activities in the area, call 01773 826651 or e-mail for further details.

Belper Sub-Aqua Club Belper Leisure Centre, off Nottingham Road, Belper, every Wednesday 8pm to 9pm - scuba training for beginners. Tony Slator 01773 825137.

Dru Yoga Mixed ability class Tuesdays 6 – 7.30pm at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Contact Kath for info or to book: 07586 298809; Facebook: Kath’s Dru Yoga.

Belper Tae Kwon-Do School Belper Leisure Centre, Kilbourne Road, Belper. New beginner classes, age 4 and above, Saturday 9.30am to 10.30am; Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.30pm. New beginner adult classes, Sunday 7.30pm to 9pm, and Wednesday 8pm to 9.30pm. 4th Dan, Karl Duro: 07946 593363. Belper Toy Library Weds 10am – 12noon, Belper Community Hall and Thurs 1.30pm – 3.30pm, The Bungalow, Belper School, John O’Gaunts Way. ‘Stay & Play’ session fee £2.50 per family (up to 3 children), additional visitors 75p each. Includes 1 week’s free toy hire (for members), craft activity, refreshments. One-off lifetime membership fee £10, discounted to £7.50 if join at session (group & child minder membership available). Email: Call: 0845 3102738 Belper Town Wind Band Methodist Church Hall, Openwoodgate, Belper, on Tuesdays, 7.15pm. Brass and wind instrument players any age, average to good abilities, welcome. Gaynor Lovett: 01332 881875. Belper U3A Self help social and education group for retired people. Open meetings on 1st Friday of the month. 10am at Strutt’s, Derby Road, Belper. New members welcome. Roma (01773) 821499. Belper Ukulele Group Every other Tues, 6.30-8pm at Belper Unitarian Church. All welcome, with or without a ukulele - we have spares. Music sheets available. Beginners welcome! Search Belper Ukulele Group (BUG) on Facebook. Belper WI Meet 1st Tuesday of the month at Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. 7.15pm. President Joan Blower 01773 853862 Secretary: Tel: 01773 821424 Belper Women’s Group Every Wednesday at 10am at Holbrook Road School. Talks and social events. New members welcome. Call Marie on 01773 824406. Bereavement Support Group The Cottage Project, Chapel Street, Belper every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 10am to 12noon. 01773 880364. Blossom Ladies’ Club Meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper, 2 3.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Phyllis: Bumps and Babes Group For new and expectant parents, every Monday 10-11.30am at No 28, The Market Place, Belper. Run by Amber Valley NCT. BYTE (Belper Youth Theatre) Drama & Performance Arts for 11 to 16 year olds at Long Row School, Belper, on Wednesdays 5pm to 6pm. Call 01773 828724. CAP Debt Centre Belper Free, in-depth, at-home Debt Counselling Service, open to anyone. Monday - Friday 8:30 – 17.00. Ring 0800 328 0006 for an appointment. Citizen’s Advice Bureau Free advice in all GP surgeries in Belper, contact your surgery for appointment. For appointment at Bureau, 103 Bridge St., call 0844 375 2712 between 9.30am and 4pm. Chatterbox Social group for adults with a learning disability. Crafts, Games, Bingo etc. Refreshments available. Mondays 10am-12 (except bank holidays) at Room 10 at The Strutt Centre Belper. Admission £5, includes drink/biscuits. Info: Debbie 07898984636. Cheerleading Classes Belper Leisure Centre, for ages 5 and over, Saturday 10.20am 11.20am. Classes also in Heanor and Smalley. Full details from Nicky Horton: 07748 148626. Chevin Probus Club For retired professional/businessmen in Belper, Duffield, Little Eaton and surrounding area. Meet at 10.30am for coffee on third Monday each month at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street Belper for talks/lunches, 11am. Occasional trips out for members and partners. Eric Allen: 01773 823105. Community Crafts Card-making classes at Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, alternate Thursdays 10am to 12noon. £5 per session. Kelly Austin: 01773 763841, or Compassionate Communication Practice Group First Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Strutts Centre. Learn how to use Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to enhance relationships & resolve conflicts. Info: Fran Hill 07955 588356 or Creation Station Creative classes for babies/pre-schoolers and parents. Wednesdays at The Strutts Centre, 10:00 – 10:45 (15months to 5 years) and 11:15 – 12:00 (6 months to 14 months). Contact Kay 07875054266. Dalesmen Male Voice Choir of Belper Practice at the old Herbert Strutt School, Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper, 7.15-9.30pm, Mondays. New members welcome, or just sit and listen. Paul: 01773 748986.

Fleet Arts The Fleet, Belper. A local charity delivering high quality arts opportunities within the community. Rooms for hire including Music Rehearsal space at very reasonable rates. Details: 01773 820484, Email or visit Folk Friendzy Traditional Dancing for youngsters 5-19 years old at Belper Community Hall (behind Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper.) Saturdays 9am to 12.30pm. Also at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm. New dancers welcome. 01773 743741. Friends of Belper Parks A community group who holds events and work parties to improve and maintain Belper Parks. See website or ring Dave 01773 824743. Friends of Belper River Gardens Organising concerts, events and taking part in working parties to make use of and help improve Belper’s unique Edwardian riverside gardens. Trevor 01773 821920 Genus (Belper District) Scout Network For boys and girls 18-25. Contact network leader Adam Thompson 01332 841744; email or visit Goryukan Belper Aikido Club Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU, Tuesday & Thursday nights. Contact Henry Sensei on 07538-757073/Email: Karate with Ronin Budo Mondays Belper Strutts Centre 7-8pm and 8-9pm; Saturdays Fleet Arts, Mini Ronins 1-2pm (5-7 years), Little Ronins 2-3pm (7-11 years). Info: Charles Spring 07980639437;; Learning Through Drama St John’s School, Belper, Mondays, 4.30pm to 5pm; and Long Row School, Belper, Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5pm. Speech and drama tuition by qualified teachers for ages 5 to 15. Call: 07914 539719. Mid Derbyshire Green Party 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. 7pm at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper. Info: Sue MacFarlane, 01773 423758. Mindful Yoga Mondays 6.30-7.30pm Tuesdays 11am – 12 at The Strutts Centre. Gentle yoga for all abilities and ages. Please contact Lynda: 07763778339. No. 28 Community Hall, Belper Market Place Café on Belper Farmers Market days (2nd Sat each month) and on other public occasions with stalls, exhibitions and activities. Heritage-related events, community themed activities, art exhibitions. Community and private hire available. Info:; Parent & Toddler Group at Fleet Arts Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm. All Welcome. Pilates with a Twist Classes in Belper at Fleet Arts – Mondays 6.30pm. Booking is essential on 07970 022101 or email Looking to run more classes in Belper so please get in touch if you’d like a daytime class in the area. Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 9.30 at Vanessa’s Dance School, Derwent Street. Call 07957387333 for more info. Playball Multi-Sport Coaching Session at Fleet Arts For children aged 2 to 4 yrs. Fridays 1.30-2.45pm term time only. Contact: 07935 600027. Pregnancy Yoga Classes at No. 28 The Market Place, Belper. Wednesdays 6.30-8pm. Gentle pregnancy and birth-specific yoga exercises. Experienced pregnancy yoga teacher/NHS midwife Alison Talbot. 07877 970112 Reiki Share Group For Reiki Level 1 or above. Meets first Fri of month at Fleet Arts, Belper. 7pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Info: Judy 07875 367270. Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield Monday evening 7.30pm at the Lion Hotel, Bridge Street. Info: or Nick Blurton 01773 824607. Rough Truffles Community Choir Singing songs from around the world. Choir is open to everyone, regardless of experience, ability or confidence. No auditions, songs are taught by ear, so no need to read music. Meet upstairs at the Queens Head pub, Chesterfield Road, Belper, every Monday at 8.00pm. All welcome. Details: Royal British Legion (Belper) Club Strutt Street, Belper. Entertainment every Saturday evening from 8.30pm. Also alternate Tuesday evenings from 8.30pm. More info: 01773 822151 Everyone welcome. You don’t have to be ex-military to join.


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Royal British Legion, Women’s Section Royal British Legion, Strutt Street, Belper, last Wednesday each month, speaker, 1-3pm. Also, day after at 10am is a coffee morning with raffle and stalls. New members welcome. 01773 826691.

St Clement’s Church, Horsley; St Susanna’s Church, Horsley Woodhouse; St Mary’s Church, Denby. Serving the parishes of Horsley, Denby, Horsley Woodhouse, Kilburn and Coxbench. For all church-based enquiries contact the parish office 01332 880284.

Simply Yoga Mixed ability hatha yoga classes (for men and women). Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 7.30pm and 7.45pm – 8.45pm Room 109 Strutts Centre. Contact Suzy 07756 271366 or ‘Simply Yoga’ on Facebook.

Emmanuel Community Church, 32, Chapel Street, Duffield. Church office 01332 841386, email:

Yoga with Tabitha Vanessa Millar Dance School, Derwent Street. Monday 7-8. Call 07957387333 for more info. Shape Fitness Strutt’s Centre, Mondays 7.30pm. Pilates with fitness, come and join the fun. Contact Dawn 07917 728912. Shottlegate & District WI The Hut, Lambhouse Lane, Shottlegate, Nr. Belper DE56 2DZ Meet 1st Wednesday of Month 7pm. Details: 01773 827195 Special Friends Parent led play and support group for 0-5’s with additional needs. Siblings welcome. Second Wednesday of every month 9.45-11.45am. Belper Children’s Centre, Alder Road, Belper. DE56 1LP. SSAFA (Belper) Lifelong support for our Forces and their families. Volunteers always needed. Call the Drill Hall, Cluster Road, Belper on 01773 828116 or email Star Roles After-School Drama Club at Fleet Arts For children aged 6 to 11 yrs. Fridays 4.30-6pm term time only. Contact: 01773 880479 or 07760 376467. Strutts Centre Ltd Derby Road, Belper. A thriving community centre run entirely by volunteers. If you wish to hire a space or want more details of the many varied activities held here, ring Strutts on 01773 599993 or visit websites or The Chevin Singers Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, term time Tuesday 10am to 12noon. Unaccompanied singing. No need to read music or have any singing experience. £3 per session. Call 01773 822253 or just turn up at Strutts. The Drop Inn Centre Independent Youth Centre & Charity Advice, support & alternative education for young people Open: Mon 4.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 6pm - 8pm, Thurs 7pm - 9.30pm. More info: Andrea Fox 07960 576257 email: The Highedge Historical Society Welcomes new members. Parkside Methodist Church, Parkside, Heage on second Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Tiny Talk Baby Signing and Toddler Talk 0-3 yrs. Teach your baby to communicate before they can talk. Help your toddler learn skills needed for pre-school. Tuesdays 11-12noon at The Fit Pit Ground Floor, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 2UA. Contact or 07812 420396 Transition Belper Community organisation and charity working towards a low carbon local economy. Meet at the Go-Green Cafe between 10am and 1pm on the fourth Saturday of each month at No 28, Market Place, Belper. See or email Phone: 07773 667316. Twistin’ Tikes Thursdays 1.45-2.45pm - a new music class for ages 3-5. The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridge Foot. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Twistin’ Tinies Tuesdays, 1.30-2.40pm. Musical fun and baby-bonding activities for parents and carers with babies age 0-18 months. Suitable from birth. Contact Jacqui, 07977 578 359,, www.facebook/twistintots Twistin’ Tots Mondays 9.45-11.30am and Tuesdays 9.45-11.45am Belper Community Hall. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Umbrella – Parent/Carer’s Support Group Working to improve the quality of life for disabled children and young adults and their families in Derby City and South Derbyshire. Meet second Thursday in the month, Strutts Building, Derby Rd., Belper DE56 1UU. 10am-12noon. Info: Alisha 01332 785658. Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 10am meet, usually outside Babington Clinic, Babington Hospital (please check prior to walk). 90 minute duration. Detailed schedules & info from Amanda Gowing 01773 523325; Also, Beginner’s Walk every Wednesday 2.15pm, 30 -45 minute duration. Meet at Belper Leisure Centre Reception, John O’Gaunts Way DE56 0DA. Contact Belper Leisure Centre 01773 825285.

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Whitemoor Day Service Adult care - Activities for adults with learning disabilities, at 100 John O’Gaunts Way, Belper. Unit manager Jeannette Simms: 01629 531906 or 07975 707240.

Codnor & Waingroves 3rd Codnor Scouts For girls and boys aged 6-14. All clubs meet at the Old Cricketer’s Bungalow at the side of the Old Welfare, Codnor. Beavers – Tuesdays 5.15pm till 6.30pm. Cubs – Tuesdays 6.45pm till 8.15pm. Scouts – Fridays 6.30pm till 8.15pm. Ann Cantrill 07817 636232. Amber Valley Rotary Club Meets Tuesdays 6:45 for 7:00pm at Codnor Castle Inn, Ormonde Fields Golf Centre, Nottingham Road, Codnor. New members are welcome. Please contact us first if you are interested. Contact us on 07850 440001 or by our ‘Contact us’ page on Codnor & District WI 2nd Tuesday each month, 7.15pm at Methodist Church Hall, Mill Lane, Codnor. 01773 714098. Derbyshire County Council Children’s Centre – Come Out & Play in Codnor. Peveril House, Codnor. Play and information for families. Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.00pm. Telephone 01629 532601 or email: Jog Codnor Jog Derbyshire Group. Meets at the Poet & Castle Pub. For all abilities. Tuesdays at 7pm Contact: Ben 07500 600171 Stay & Play At Waingroves Methodist Church, every Wednesday during Term Time, 1.30pm - 3pm. Contact Ruth Beresford: 01773 743345. Walking for Health Waingroves Woodland Walk, first Tuesday each month 11am – 12.30pm. Meet at The Marquis of Ormonde, Codnor Denby Lane DE5 9SP. Info: Ripley Leisure Centre 01773 514727.

Denby & Kilburn 1st Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Scout Hut, Highfield Road, Kilburn, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Call 01332 882535 or 07545 551890 for details. 3rd Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilburn Methodist Chapel Brown Owl (Trish Rose) 01332 881786 1st Horsley & Kilburn Guides Kilburn Methodist Hall, every Thursday in term time. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Contact: Claire 07545551890 or Amy 07496167260. 1st Horsley & Kilburn Rainbows St Clements Church, Church St, Horsley Thurs 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Contact Sarah 07454224088 1st Horsley & Kilburn Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Highfield Rd, Kilburn. Contact: Richard Ward, 01773 857232 or 07795 420505. Chatterbox Café Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, every second Friday, 10am to midday, in conjunction with Mobile Library sited on car park. Coffee, cakes; relax, chat or read. Enid: 01332 780486. Denby Footpaths Group Maintenance and preservation of local footpaths; community walks, circular routes. Jane: 01332 781305, or e-mail Derbyshire Archery Club Now meet at John Flamsteed School. Shooting at times outside school hours. Frequent tournaments at Kedleston Hall in the summer. Regular beginners’ courses throughout the year. Information on or phone Neil Bryan 01773 824903. Intermediate Adults Dance Classes Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Latin American and Ballroom, Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Patricia Cooke: 01332 660837. Kilburn Christian Fellowship Meet in Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, 5pm to 6pm on the second Sunday of each month, refreshments. All ages welcome. Godfrey: 01332 781200 Kilburn Community Choir A time of singing and fun, no experience needed. Meet at Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 7-8.30pm.Contact 07986 450580 or 01332 780276. Kilburn Life Group 8 Sitwell Drive, Kilburn. 10am to 11.30am first and third Wednesday of month. Discuss issues on life matters. Cynthia: 01332 882713. Kilburn Striders Jog Derbyshire Group Meets at car park opposite Pickford Gardens. For all abilities. Meets at various times. Please call Ross for details. Ross: 07791 683056

Kilburn Wine Circle For those who like wine and would like to learn more. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month at Kilburn Village Hall. Info: or contact David: 01159 303712 Stay ‘n’ Play Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Every Thursday 9.15am to 11.15am term time only. Tae Kwon-do & Self Defence Kilburn Village Hall. Adult & Junior classes Sat: 10.00-12.00noon. Sun 9.30-10.30am Panthers 4-7 yrs Sat: 9.00-10.00am & Wed 5.00-6.00pm Contact Shirley 07779 812468 The Wednesday Club The Denby Village Cricket Club, 1st Wednesday every month 2pm–4pm. Betty Holloway 01332 880726. All welcome.

Little Black Book Impact St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, every Monday night during term time from 7pm to 8.30pm for school years 7 to 9. 01332 840536. Jog Duffield Jog Derbyshire group. Meets at Eyes Meadow. All abilities welcome. Monday 6pm, Tuesday 9.30am and Thursday 6pm. Contact Julie 07934 494121 Kick Fit and Abs Blast Duffield Meadows Junior School – aerobic and conditioning classes. Kick Fit on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm, £3.50. Abs Blast on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 7.55pm, £2. Or both for £5. Matt Elliott: 07971 923248 or e-mail

Toddlers Inc. Meets at Denby Bottles Methodist Church, Danesby Crescent, Tues 10am – 12noon, in and out of term time. Contact: 01773 743104.

MASSIVE – Youth Drop-In Centre Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield, Fridays during term time. MASSIVE XTREME: (School years 7-9) 4 - 6:30pm, MASSIVE: (School years 10-13) 7 - 9:30pm. Contact Ashlyn: 01332 841386

Walking for Health Every Thursday, meets 9.30am outside Bourne’s Café, Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, DE5 8NX. 60 minute duration. Also, Progression Walk (120 minute duration) meets 9.30am, same location, first Thursday each month. For details of either walk contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325;

Messy Church Methodist Church, King Street, Duffield, first Sunday of the month 10.30am - 11.15am. Bible stories, crafts, fun and activities for children of all ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Coleen 01332 841788.

Whist Drive Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm. 01773 741586


1st Duffield Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Hall Farm Road, Duffield. Group Scout Leader Alan Hudson: 01332 840377. Adult Ballroom Dance Classes Beginners and improvers at The Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Road, Duffield. Thursday 7.30-8.30pm & 8.30-9.30pm term time only. Diane 07935212228 Adult Yoga and Meditation Mondays at Meadows Primary School – Meditation 7-7:25, Hatha Yoga 7:30-9pm (term time only), Tuesdays Yoga 7-8pm (term time) in Ecclesbourne School Sports Hall. For details Contact Anita 01332 842070;; Facebook: YogaNita; Amber Painting Group Friendly Art Group meets every Friday at 1.30 -3.30, Methodist Church Hall, King St, Duffield. New members welcome. Tel: 01332 840707. Baha`i Faith Discussion Group Friendly informal meeting for anyone interested in Oneness of Religion. Every 2nd & 4th Monday, 7.30pm, 53 Broadway, Duffield. Details: 01332 841486 Community Lunch Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. For the older person in the community. Info: Lynda 01332 840821 Creation Station Creative Classes for babies/preschoolers and parents. Tuesdays 9:45-10:35 (15 months to 5 years) & 11-11:45 (6-14 months) at Duffield Scout Hut. Kay 07875054266. Derwent Valley Training Band Music Block, Ecclesbourne School, Mondays 5.45pm to 6.30pm for brass and wind players all ages, from beginners to Grade 3. Kath Hoblyn: 01332 840405. Derwent Valley Wind Band Concert Hall, Ecclesbourne School, term time only on Mondays 6.45pm 8.15pm. For brass and wind players of all ages. Grade 3 and above. Tony Rawcliffe 01332 841501. Duffield and District Bowling Club Meet at Milford Bowling Green behind Nealies. Paul Greenwood: 01332 840478 or e-mail New members welcome. Duffield Art Group Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, every Friday 2pm. New members welcome. Sylvia Owen: 01773 824534. Duffield Baby and Toddler Group Playgroup for babies and pre-school children, every Wednesday 9.30-11am, Duffield Methodist Church, King Street. Duffield Gardening Club Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield. First Saturday each month,10am. Slide shows, outings, activities, coffee. Chairperson Sandra Dare 01332 841658 Duffield Pre-school Duffield Meadows School, Mon-Fri. For children aged 2yrs to school age. Thur & Fri lunch club. Contact: 07955 168892 or Duffield Singers Friendly community choir. Meet every Wednesday at St Margaret’s Church, Hall Farm Road, Duffield at 7.45pm. New members welcome, bass, tenor, alto & soprano voices Duffield Tae Kwon-Do School Duffield Meadows School, on Mondays 4.50pm to 6.20pm and on Fridays 4.50pm to 6.20pm. New beginner children’s classes from aged 4 upwards. 4th dan, Karl Duro: 07946 593363. EXPLORERS – Children’s Bible Club Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Wednesdays during term time, 4 - 5:30pm School years 0 – 6. Contact Chris 01332 841386. First Duffield Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association Ages 5 –11. Meet 6.15 – 7.30 Tuesdays, Duffield Baptist Church Hall, Makeney Road DE56 4BD. Details from 01773 689983 Ignition St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall every Tuesday night during term time from 7.30pm to 9pm for school years 10 to 13. 01332 840536.

Music at Duffield Non-profit making music society and registered charity. Info: Pilates with Tabitha 9.30 Tuesday at Hazelwood Church Hall. Call 07957387333 for more info. Seedlings Toddler Group at Emmanuel Community Church Chapel Street, Duffield Tuesdays 9.30 –11.30am (term time) email: Songs of Praise St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, 1st Monday every month at 2pm. Service with traditional hymns, short talk, and cream tea. 01332 840536. Sparks St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 1st Sunday 10am for Primary School aged children. Songs, stories, games and meet Sparky. 01332 840536. The Duffield Club Private members snooker/social club at 13 Town Street, Duffield. Call Glyn: 01332 842421 Twistin’ Tots Pre-school music for ages 0-5, Duffield Methodist Church, King St, Duffield, Fridays 10-11am, no need to book. Contact Jacqui: 07977 578 359, info@ www.facebook/twistintots Who Let The Dads Out! Toddler Group for Dads, Grandads and male carers and their children age 5 and under. Every 2nd Saturday in the month at Duffield Baptist Church, Makeney Road. DE56 4BD. 9 am – 10.30am. Enq: Robin Merrifield , 01335 372039. Yoga with Tabitha Tuesday 10.45am at Hazelwood Church Hall, Thursday 7pm at Ecclesbourne School, Friday 11.30am at Hazelwood Church Hall. Call 07957387333 for more info.

Holbrook 1st Holbrook Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scout Group. Meet at Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Leader Mark Hudson: 01773 827083. Drumming Group Meets last Fri of month (may differ) 7pm – 9.30pm at The Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Contact Pat Dunnicliffe or Del Woods on 01332 880984 Info: Holbrook Baby & Toddler Group Holbrook Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Fridays 9.15am to 11.15am, term time. £2 per family. Rosemary Woodward: 07795 602478 Holbrook Friendship Club First Thursday of every month, 2-4pm at the Sports & Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Call Secretary Mrs Hall for more information: 01332 882379. Holbrook Garden Group Holbrook Moor Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook, third Monday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome. David Skelton: 01332 881221. Holbrook Miners Welfare Bowls Club Holbrook Miners Welfare Club Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Details from Sharon Stevens: 01332 781403. Holbrook WI Holbrook Sports and Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. First Wednesday each month. 7.30pm. Lilian Phipps 01332 881419.

Horsley & Coxbench Horsley & Coxbench WI Horsley Village Hall, Church Street, Horsley, second Monday each month. 7.15pm. Tel: Janet 01332 883466. Horsley Over 60’s Club Horsley Village Hall, Church Street, Horsley, alternate Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm. Contact Barbara Watts: 01773 745008 Ladies Night Informal evenings with talks, crafts and social events every 3rd Tuesday 7.45 pm, in Horsley Village Hall Church Street, Horsley. 01332 881025 or 01773 741977


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Horsley Woodhouse

1st Sitwell Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, aged 6 to 14. Sitwell Scout HQ off Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AW. Info: Email: Dance Night Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Monday 7.00pm, Line Dancing with Megan; and at 8.15pm. Eric: 01332 881566 or 07790 863997 Horsley Woodhouse Joggers Meet at the church hall, Horsley Woodhouse 7.00pm Thursdays. £2 per session. Beginners group for new or returning joggers. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488. Horsley Woodhouse Pre-School Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Term Time: Under 3’s Monday & Wednesday 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Over 3’s Monday to Friday 9.15am to 12.15pm. Call 07969 964842 during opening hours. Horsley Woodhouse Royal British Legion Horsley Woodhouse Over 60’s Club meets in the hall, alternate Tuesdays at 2pm. Bingo, dominoes and cards. Outings for members at regular intervals. Subs £8 per year. Come and join our friendly group. Call Don 01332 881379. Orchard Group Dominoes, Scrabble, and Whist at Orchard Community Centre, off Fairfield Road, alternate Tuesdays 2pm. 01332 883240. Sitwell Arms Crown Green Bowling Club New members wanted, all ages welcome. Contact Tony: 07939 004479 or 01332 880858 Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468 Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 9.45am meet, 60-90 minute duration. Meets at various points around Horsley Woodhouse. For detailed schedule contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325 Whist Drive British Legion Hall, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, every Friday 7.30pm. Malcolm Parkin 01332 880160.

Little Eaton

Baby Sensory Baby development classes at Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. Meet every Tuesday 10am to 11am. Call Claire 07967 485855 to book your free trial visit. Fitness Training Fast Fitness, Little Eaton Park, Mondays 6-6.30pm, £2.50 Circuit Training, Little Eaton Village Hall, Thursdays 6-7pm, £5.00 Contact: Ailsa Waters 07929 610558 Little Eaton Crown Green Bowling Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. Andy Hardwick 01332-834725; e-mail

Little Eaton Teen Yoga Workshops New weekly class (term time only) at Little Eaton Village Hall 4.30-5.30pm, for 10-16 yr olds. Fun class for stretching and strengthening, relaxing body and calming the mind. Contact or 07880721035. Teen Yoga Workshops for 8-18yr olds various Sundays at Little Eaton OAP Hall. Fun and friendly. OAP Hall Barley Close, Little Eaton. £8.50p/h for hire (regular users) or £10p/h (one-off use). Craft Group Monday 1-3pm; Booticamp Babes Tuesday/ Thursday 9.30-10.30am; Oakwood Yoga Tuesday 5.45-9pm; Little Eaton Players Drama Group Thursday 7.30-9.30pm. Over 55s Coffee Morning first Wednesday of every month. Contact Susan Kirkland 01332 832577 for enquiries or bookings. The Friends in Harmony Choir Rehearse at Parish Rooms, Vicarage Road, Little Eaton, Tuesdays 7.15pm – 9.15pm. New singers welcome. Conductor Jan Johnson: 01332 550183 The Village Pre-school Little Eaton At Little Eaton Village Hall (lower hall), St Peter’s Park. Open Monday – Friday 9:00-3:30 (Lunch Club 12:00 - 12:30). Contact 07493 925900 Twistin’ Tots Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane. Wednesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Music session for babies 0 to 5 years. Jacqui: 07977 578359. Youth Club New Village Hall, Little Eaton. Every Friday 4.30pm-6.30pm for Year 7 to school leavers. Chill out and have fun with friends. Snacks available. Helen 07970 767667


Amber Valley Tai Chi Chuan The Martial Art of Tai Chi. Kawagishi Dojo (formerly the Riverside Garden Centre). Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6.30-8pm, beginners welcome. Advanced class 8-8.30pm. Phone: 01332 890460; e-mail:; Belper Aiwakai Karate Club Training for all ages and abilities at Kawagishi Dojo, Milford on Tuesdays at 6.30pm-8.30pm. The general club finishes at 7.45pm followed by advanced session running until 8.30pm. Dave Johnson 07954 371945. Karate & Kick Boxing with Ronin Budo Karate Thursday 7.30-8.30pm; Kickboxing Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm (7-11 years), Thursday 8.30-10pm open class. Info: Charles Spring 07980639437;; Milford Baptist Church 23 Chevin Road, Milford. Sunday Worship 10:30am, modern and relevant, coffee after. Kaleidoscope, Interactive Bible Study 1st/3rd Wednesdays 1:30pm. Bible Study, Thursdays 7:30pm. Coffee Morning 1st Friday of month 10am – noon. Disabled friendly. Enquiries 01773 822370 Milford & Makeney WI Meet at Milford Baptist Church, 23 Chevin Road, Milford, DE56 OQH. On first Monday afternoon of the month at 2.00pm. Jo: 01773 825478. Milford Pre-School Milford Primary School, Chevin Road. Morning, afternoon and lunch club sessions for 2-4 year olds; new 9am – 3pm option for 3 & 4 year olds. Government funding can be used for certain sessions. 01332 842913. Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 2-3 at the Riverside Fitness Centre. Call 07957397333 for more info.

Morley & Smalley

Little Eaton Dance School Little Eaton Village Hall, Little Eaton Park. Meet Saturdays, children 2 and over. Fun classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and acrobatic dance. Julie Law: 01332 835392 or 07342 973166.

Morley Book Club Informal meetings every four to six weeks. Details from Beryl Toms: 01332 880107.

Little Eaton Diamonds Football Under-12s. Training Wednesdays 6pm-7pm, matches Sundays. New players welcome. Tim: 07967586849;

Morley WI Morley Hayes, Main Road, Morley, 2nd Tues each month. 7.30pm Contact Linda Jones: 01332 833008

Little Eaton Gardening Club Meet at the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, DE21 5EA every 1st Wednesday evening of month 7-9pm. (Autumn & Winter) Excursions during summer months & December event. Visitors welcome. Info: Moira Hutchison 01332 831966.

Smalley Art Group Draw and paint at Smalley Institute, 79 Main Road, Smalley, every Tuesday 10am-12 noon, 1.15-3.15pm and 7-9pm. Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. Joining details from Jean Furmston 01332 780804.

Little Eaton Jog Derbyshire Group Meet under Village Hall balcony. For all abilities. Tuesdays 7pm. Fridays 9:15am (during school term time) Saturdays 8:15am Lesley Crane 07973 440589 |

Smalley Lawn Tennis Club Off Dobholes Lane, next to cricket ground. Membership forms at Bell Inn, Smalley or Flower Shop, Horsley Woodhouse. New members welcome. Visit

Little Eaton Lawn Tennis Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 3 hard courts, open all year. New members welcome. Visit for application form.

Smalley Mothers Union Meets at Stainsby Lodge, Smalley on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Contact Jan: 01332 880530.

Little Eaton Players Amateur dramatic group staging several events a year. Rehearsals on Thursdays at Little Eaton OAP Hall, Barley Close, Little Eaton, 7pm. Steve 07970 969874 or

Smalley WI Church Hall, Main Road, Smalley, on third Thursday each month, 7.15pm. Secretary Ann Upton: 01773 715800.

Little Eaton Playschool United Reformed Church, Alfreton Road, Little Eaton. Sessional play, care and learning. Monday to Friday for children 2 years to school age. Free funded places for 3 year olds. New play area and large garden. 07887 990783 or Little Eaton WI Second Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 7.30pm. President: Sue Tulloch 01332 832510; Secretary: Jackie Elliott 01332 831517

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Little Stars Drama Class Little Eaton Village Hall. Every Thursday 4-5pm for 5-10 year olds. Big Characters Drama, every Thursday 5-6pm for 12-18 year olds. Dinky Drama, every Friday 10-11am for 18 months – 4 year olds. Contact Fliss Goldsmith 07718 487079 or for FREE trial session


1st Ripley Scout Group Cubs, Beavers, Scouts 6/14 years for boys and girls. To join call group scout leader, Ron Ashton on 01773 745420 4th Ripley Rainbows For girls age 5+. Visit for details Academy Crafters Meet at Ripley Academy every other Wednesday from 6.30-8.30pm, £2. Get together with likeminded people and craft! Contact or search ‘Academy Crafters’ on FB.

Aim Excelsum School of Music Band practice on Mondays – 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Unit F, Sitwell Business Centre, Heage Road Ind Est, Ripley, DE5 3GH. Suitable for 6+ years of age and parents, of all abilities. For further details please email: Alphabet Childminding Group Meet at Denby Institute. Childminders wishing to join the group can call Marion on 07952 798808, Claire 07891 956715, Trina 07875 142583. Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email

Little Black Book Ripley Green Garters Ladies North West Morris Dance Team meet every Tuesday at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560. Ripley Hospital League of Friends Ripley Hospital, second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. To raise funds for the health, welfare and comfort of patients and staff. Mrs Phyllis Holmes: 01773 747355

Amber Valley CVS Volunteers needed to work with various organisations. Supports older people, families, children, helps and supports local groups giving advice on funding, as well as offering training, facilities and resources. Further details: 01773 512076

Ripley Ladies Group Meet 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. New members very welcome. Contact Gill 01773 744580.

Amber Valley Movie Makers Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559. . Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813.

Ripley Memory Cafe Third Thursday of each month 2-4pm, Field Terrace Community Room, Off Slack Ln., DE5 3HL. (Opp. Co-op) Info: Helen Aldridge 01332 208845 or email

Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954. Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. or email All welcome. Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Tuesday’s, 10am and 11.15 at Ripley Leisure Centre. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details. Beehive Ukulele Club Meets every Thurs at the Beehive, 151 Peashill, Ripley at around 8.15 (teacher arrives at 9.10) £5 per week. Contact Julie Johnson 07968 309191. Centre Stage Theatre Arts Dance, drama and singing for young people 5 to 18. Every Thursday evening during term time, at Mill Hill School, Ripley. Call 01332 232940 or email for details. Disability Derbyshire Join our support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Last Tues of each month 10.30am-12noon. Field Terrace Community Room, Ripley. Info & attendance confirmation: Disability Derbyshire 01773 740246. Friendship Circle Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, every Thursday 10am to 12noon. Greenhillock’s Fellowship Club for over 50’s. Wood Street Methodist Church, Ripley, Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm. Quality entertainment, speakers, social afternoons, quizzes, day trips. David: 01773 423854. Hearing Help (AV) Social group every 3rd Wednesday 11.45am-2.30pm. Lip Reading Group every Friday 10am-12pm. At 156 Derby Road, Ripley. 01773 570976. Ivy Grove Surgery Patient Group Meet 7pm last Wednesday monthly (excluding August and December) at Ivy Grove Surgery, Steeple Drive, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH. New members very welcome. For further information email or visit Moorwood Moor Angling Club Ponds on Inns Lane, South Wingfield, daily 6am to 10pm. More details on membership, and junior teach-in sessions from John and Kath: 01773 746486 Musical Dimension Singing group available for bookings – all monies raised donated to local charities. Practice nights Tuesdays 7.30pm at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Call 01773 742017 for details and to book or visit Ripley (Amber Valley) Lions Club Meet every first Monday of the month at the Kestrel Inn, Marehay, 8pm. Geoff Bacon: 01773 608786. Ripley Amateur Drama Group Meet every Mon at Mill Hill School. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Info: Terry Thorpe 01773 743471 Ripley and District Gardening Club Every third Saturday at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley 3pm to 5pm. New members very welcome. Ripley and District Heritage Trust Meet Ripley Town Hall Thursdays 2pm-4pm. New members welcome – contact Tim Castledine on 01773 746954. Ripley & District Twinning Association Twinned with Chateau Renault, France. Monthly meetings. Details from Roland: 01773 746543. Ripley & District U3A Monthly meetings at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Dates vary. Many different interests catered for. Call Brian 01773 603222. Ripley Cadets Parade on Monday & Thursday 18.45-21.00 at the Cadet Centre, Mill Hill School. Open to all young people 12-18. Contact: Jo Moody 0785 2102104 Ripley Classical Music Group Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Meet twice a month, Thursday evening at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. To promote interest in an appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. Concert visits & Christmas social. Contact Philip Outram, Secretary, 01773 746939.

Ripley Leisure Centre Badminton Club Meet Thursdays 7.30pm – 10.30pm at Ripley Leisure Centre. Players of a club or local league standard are welcome. Ladies, Mens & Mixed teams. Info: Kay 01332 883622

Ripley Morris Men Male Cotswold Morris Side, meet every Thursday at Fritchley Church Hall, Fritchley, 8pm to 10pm. New and experienced dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560. Ripley Poetry Reading Group Meet at Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, twice monthly, Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Janet Dawson 01773 513247. Ripley Professional & Business Women (RPBW) Encouraging women to share ideas and interests. All ages, professional and retired welcome, from Ripley & surrounding areas. 2nd Monday each month, 7.30-9.30pm, Lumb Farm, Derby Road, Marehay DE5 8JN. Contact Ripley Residents’ Association Meetings last Monday of each month 6.30pm, Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Advice and guidance on issues or concerns residents may have in a friendly, supportive setting. Info: Ruth Burton 07815301528. Ripley Rotary Club Meet Tuesdays 6:40 for 7pm at Lumb Farm Country Club, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley. New members welcome. Contact Secretary on 01773 747415 or email: Ripley Royal British Legion Branch 3669 Meet first Thursday of every month at The Sir Barnes Wallis Public House, Maple Avenue, Ripley 7.30-9.00pm. All welcome. Info: Chair Dean Fowler 07966 442387 or email Ripley Running Club Meet at Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley every Tuesday at 6.45pm Runners of all abilities welcome. More info: Eleanor Robinson on 01773 541950, or Ripley School of Dancing Ballroom, Latin American & Old Time Classical. Adult’s practice/tuition class Mondays 7.30 – 8.30pm. Private lessons by appointment at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Brenda Jackson 01773 749948. Ripley Tuesday Club Club for over 60’s. Meet every Tues, 2-4 pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Speakers, Bingo, other events and days out. All welcome. Contact Eileen Towndrow 01773 741329. Ripley WI Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. 2nd Thursday every month at 7pm. Contact: Christine Byard 01773 745170. Tae Kwon-Do Classes Ripley Infants School, Kirk Close, Ripley DE5 3RY. Tues & Fri at 6pm. David: 01773 744031. Twistin’ Tikes Music for ages 3-5, 1.30-2.30pm, Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots. Twistin’ Tots Fridays at Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. 9.30-10.30 & 11-12 noon. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots. WaistWise Free NHS Weight Management Service, available throughout Amber Valley all year round. To find your nearest one call Derbyshire Health Promotion Service on 01246 868468. Walking for Health Ripley Health Walk, every Friday, meets 1pm at Ripley Leisure Centre Reception or Ripley Medical Centre, Derby Road DE5 3HR (30-45 minute duration). Also, Follow-on Walk (90 minute duration) every second, third & fourth Tuesday. Meet at the entrance to Ripley Leisure Centre at 11am. For info on either walk contact Ripley Leisure Centre 01773 514727.

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Index Accountant: Amber Accountancy Accountant: Yeomans Accountancy Aerials: AMC Aerials Aesthetics Clinic: Rebecca Dawn Airport Transfers: Connect Cars Airport Transfers: Holbrook Travel Animal Welfare: The Cat’s Protection League Architect: Green 2K Design Architect: Pilkington Architecture Artificial Grass: CDM Landscapes Auctioneers & Valuers: Hansons

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Bathrooms: AEH Bathrooms Bathrooms: Bathtime Heanor Bathrooms: Metro Bathrooms Beauty: Prestige Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Blinds: UK Blinds Builder’s Merchant: Browns Building Work: A and A Building Services Building Work: A Allsop Building Work: Bennett Construction Building Work: H & S Construction Building Work: JJN Building Work: KJ Developments Building Work: Little Job Building Co Building Work: Thorp Developments Building Work: XL Construction

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Car Body Repairs: B A Kelf Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Geoff Cox Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage Car Spares & Accessories: Belper Autotech Care Home: Ashmere Care Homes Carer Services: Amber Valley Total Care Carpet Cleaning: Roy Milner Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning: Jonelle Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt & Sons Children’s Soft Play Centre: Planet Happy Children’s Store: Children’s Choice Cleaning Services: My Domestic Goddess Computer Repairs: Computer Repair 4 U Computer Supply, Repair & Tuition: PC User Counselling: Freedom Therapy

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Education: Derbyshire County Council Adult Education Education: Private Tuition Services Electrician: A Hallam Electrician: Andy Hill Electrician: Darren Blagg Electrician: JB Electrical & Security Systems Electrician: McPherson-Davis Electrician: TME Electrical

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Financial Advice: Belper IFS 10 Florist: Floraline 90 Foot Health: Amber Feet 33 Fuel: Browns 52 Function Room: Nailers - Belper Town Football Club 27 Furniture: Finewood Studios 68 Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors Garage Doors: Value Doors Garage Repairs: VSF Ltd Garden Concrete Products: Gem Ornamental Concrete Garden Living: Cabin Master Garden Machinery Service/Sales: Easy Service & Sales Garden Maintenance: Cartwrights Garden Services: Jaam Properties Garden Services: Really Useful Gardens Garden Services: T A Whybrow Garden & Property Services: The Garden Guy Gates, Railings, Handrails: Ornamental Engineering

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Hair: Prestige 32 Handyman: TCA Home Maintenance 56 Home & Garden Maintenance: H & H House & Garden 57 Home & Garden Maintenance: The Handyman Lee 63 Home Care Specialists: Helping Hands 94 Hotel: The Derby Hotel Blackpool 30 Hotel: Horsley Lodge 25 Kitchens: Dream Doors Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse

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Ladieswear & Accessories: This Boutique Landscaping: Browns Landscaping Services: David A Ball Landscaping Services: Langley Landscaping Services Ltd Loft Ladders: More than Loft Ladders

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Oven Cleaning: Spring Fresh


Painting & Decorating: Roy Milner Painting & Decorating: TCA Home Maintenance Paving: WB Paving Pest Control: MW Pest Control Plastering: Claxton Plastering Plastering: McPherson-Davis Plastering: S Beresford Plumbing & Heating: Belper Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: Ian Foster Plumbing & Heating: LEEVA Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: Martyn Young Plumbing & Heating: MDA Plumbing & Heating: RK Plumbing & Heating: Richard Fearn Plumbing & Heating: Scott Plumbing & Heating: Verisafe Plumbing & Heating: Woodward Property Maintenance: R & N Property Maintenance Psychotherapy: Lizzy Gilbertson-White Public House: Denby Lodge Public House: Marquis of Ormonde

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Restaurant: Denby Lodge Restaurant: Praan (The Grand Indian Belper) Restaurant: Horsley Lodge Restaurant: Marquis of Ormonde Retirement Homes: Richmond Retirement Homes Roofing Specialist: Bill Kiely Roofing Roofing Specialist: County McAndrews Roofing Specialist: Lords Roofing

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Security: JHC Security Security: Prestige Shopping Outlet: De Bradelei Singing Group: Derby A Cappella Solicitors: Killingworth & Parrott Solicitors: Shacklocks Solicitors: Smith Partnership

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Taxi: Holbrook Travel Tree Care: Clip ‘Em & Fell ‘Em Tree Care: Greg Long Tree Care: The Garden Guy Tyres & Exhausts: ETS

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Van & Driver: Dan with a Van Vet Care: John Rosie Vet Care at Home

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Website Design & Printing: High Heel Creative Window Cleaning: Deluxe Window Cleaning Windows, Doors, Conservatories: JJL Double Glazing Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Smartglaze Windows, Doors, Conseratories: T A Windows Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Trade Windows Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Weatherseal Windows, Doors, Glass Replacements: JG Glazing Wood/Multi-fuel Stoves: Broadholme Stoves Wood/Multi-fuel Stoves: Browns

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