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WELCOME LETTER Hello readers Well, after a lot of ‘will they, won’t they’, ‘can we, can’t we’, by the time you read this, restrictions may – or may not – have been lifted. I’m writing with crossed fingers (which isn’t easy, let me tell you!) in the hope that the Prime Minister will announce a ‘free pass’ back to life as we once knew it. Hopefully, the vaccine will be working and will have been sufficiently distributed through society to make it safe for us all to once again enjoy our freedom. As things have slowly eased over the last few months it has been so nice to once again see the local area bustling, businesses reopening and enjoying a thriving trade, and people interacting with one another. It’s the beginning of a return to the vibrant area that we know and love! We’re fortunate to live in such a wonderful, close-knit community with people who support each other and our local businesses. Hopefully this will help the area to bounce back quickly from the past eighteen months of upheaval and uncertainty, emerging stronger and more resilient as a result. As travel restrictions encourage most people to holiday in the UK rather than abroad this year, we may well be welcoming more visitors to our towns and villages as people enjoy the stunning area that we’re lucky enough to call home … and many of us will be venturing further afield to explore other regions of the UK. Team ATL have been individually enjoying a bit of time away in various locations around Britain recently, from the Northumbrian coast to Whitby, London, and – a little closer to home – the delights of a lodge at Mercia Marina! Well, a break is a break, isn’t it! If you’re looking for somewhere for a nice day out or even an overnight stay without travelling too far, it’s highly recommended. Of course, you don’t even have to go that far – you can literally ‘holiday at home’ and spend some time enjoying the wonderful local restaurants, pubs, shops, museums, country houses, lakes, waterfalls and walks that are right on our doorstep. From watersports at Carsington Reservoir, to the delights of Chatsworth House and Calke

Abbey, the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, Wirksworth’s Heritage Centre or Belper’s own Strutt’s North Mill Museum, there are activities and events to entertain all ages. The new swan boats are happily a-swimming on the Derwent in Belper River Gardens ready for people to ride and, if you turn to page 24, you can follow the route to take a scenic walk from High Peak Junction on Cromford Canal up to Black Rocks where you’ll be rewarded with a stunning panorama of the Derwent Valley. Another way to get a great view of this is from the cable cars at the Heights of Abraham … yet another day out to add to your list! So, if you’ve not been lucky enough to book a trip this summer, don’t worry – a ‘staycation’ at home could be just as much fun. Talking of luck … if you enter our competitions you could be the lucky winner of a two course meal for two, kindly provided by The Queens Head at Little Eaton, or a bottle of champagne! Now that would make a staycation even more special, wouldn’t it! Whatever your plans are for the summer, we hope that you have a lovely time – and we’ll see you again in a couple of months. In the meantime take care, and stay safe. All the best, Team ATL

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BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL Business & &&Professional Professional Business Legal Matters Shacklocks Solicitors Whilst the idea that the someone abroad The difficulty is that CETV travelling for one scheme

Legal Matters: Matters: Legal

In each edition legal from Breakdown of aadvisors Marriage Trusts Shacklocks deal with important legal Parental Alienation

or Civil Partnership: Dividing the Pensions

topics. This month Marion Vesey

Cassandra Worton, Partner with Shacklocks The breakdown of ausrelationship is difficult. (pictured) invites to think about LLP and aamember ofthat the Society of Trust and making decision willitbenefit When children are involved can be Estate explains some of the futurePractitioners, generations. challenging. Decisions need to be made mystery behind Trusts.

regarding where children will live, Makinga amarriage Will is a the serious business. It is ahow When or a civil partnership time which gives many people cause to much time they will spend with the other Trusts are a very well established part of English breaks down, consideration needs to be be stopbut and think about how they want to parent, what will happen during school law, are generally not available in many given to how the assets of the union are to remembered when they are gone. European countries. So what holidays, at Christmas, etc.are they, and be divided. Assets can include the home, how did they come about? Many people are by together the idea ofalso savings, cars andattracted other valuables but Parents are expected to work and doing something to help others less Put as simply as possible, a Trust will arise where a put the best interests of theafter children pensions. fortunate than themselves theyfirst. pass

person transfers property or assets into the name This is easier said than done. Theare demise of away, if their family of theirparticularly chosen Trustees, forthe themost Trustees to hold Indeed the pensions can be valuable athat relationship rarely occurs overnight. There adequately provided for or for if they have noasset property or those assets certain purposes and care has toWhilst be exercised in how they are treated some still like the idea isclose generally build upfor over time. Children are and onfamily. certain terms, the benefit of specific how theya are divided. Usually, pensions are of supporting major national charities, there often aware of hostility in spite ways: of attempts to persons orina one group of people. dealt with of the following are many who prefer to benefit more localto shield them. It is not uncommon for there causes orunderstand causes close toistheir heart, possibly 1. Pension sharing. This where one pension is To better Trusts we can take a child look to be an alliance with one parent and for a where haveessentially had personal involvement divided to two pensions, afirst reduced back to they thecreate times of theaCrusades. Trusts be resisting or refusing to spend time with the or received support lifetime. pension the member of thetheir pension scheme began tofor take shape induring medieval England when and other parent post-separation. This be a a newwere pension for theabroad other person. men travelling to join themay Crusades. Something that our team willis discuss with result of parental alienation. 2. Pension attachment. This where court They would transfer their property to a atrusted clientsfor inorder this situation is the ideaofof setting makes an directing that some the pension friend them to look after, manage and protect up their trust which payable toown oneofcharitable person is paid to until their return, which may notthe beother. for many The concept parental alienation hascan been 3. Offsetting. This is where thefor pensions arefriend left continue tomoral provide support charitable years. The obligation imposed onand the around fortheir some time. The Children untouched but the share of other assetswhich are adjusted causes of choosing long after they have is one of the earliest forms of a Trust, over Family Advisory and Support Service to take Court into account the value ofown pensions. passed away. Creating charity the centuries has becomeyour embedded in our legal (CAFCASS) say that, while there is no single means that your trustees can provide system. Before you even think about dealing pensions support tothey those who need help with most. definition, recognise parental alienation as you need tobe know theirsense value. The starting point There can a resistance great of satisfaction in is a child’s or hostility towards If“when we fast forward to the present day, the reasons often the provision oftrustees a Cash Equivalent Transfer knowing that your will carry one parent is are not justified and is the to use a Trust broadly the same as result in out medieval Value (“CETV”). This needs togone be provided inof your wishes after you have and that England; there are different types ofother Trusts and psychological manipulation by the parent.” all cases. Whilst the CETV is important, further your name willdifferent be associated such good there are many types ofwith situations information is often needed ina terms ofconstantly benefit The indicators canyou include parent deeds evencreate after areterms no longer around. which may Trusts. Trusts may be set up in a statements so that the full of the pension badmouthing or belittling the other, limiting lifetime, or through a Will following death. Trusts can be considered. contact, forbidding discussion about themof or At Shacklocks we have setinup a number may provide circumstances which beneficiaries over entitled the 150 years orparent so we creating thetrusts impression that the other Itcharitable is important to understand the difference between will become absolutely to the Trust Fund, have been in business and still look after different pension Some pensions arefor pots of does not love thetypes. child. Thewe impact can be or they may provide flexibility by allowing those trusts today. One of the charitable money which canthe sometimes be converted discretion tofor be exercised as to who devastating other parent andshould alsointo for cash trusts we look after, for example, was (subject to tax). Other pensions simply give a person benefit. their extended established by afamily. will in the 1940’s to provide the right to receive an income from a particular date accommodation until their death. for elderly residents.

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For example, a parent may set up a Trust Another of the wetheir look addressing issue can lead to athe profound courtlifetime is generally concerned about their or trusts through Will for aeffect child,ofor after was set upor by a client a pension sharing order, especially when people and long-lasting impact on the in to for an adult son daughter whochild is notand able who to help people mightwanted have been together for a long time.of of some cases the complete breakdown the manage their own affairs perhaps because with particular medical disability or mental capacity issues. Athe married relationship between the child and parent. The CETV provided by atheir pension conditions. Her kindness has person may provide inbehaviour Will scheme forthe their surviving The issue is the of the mightreal nother be trustees a true representation of the parents; value enabled to provide spouse to have a life interest inespecially their halfsome of the of that pension. In some cases, court may need to determine the factual matrix financial support to a gifted family home pensions, thereby protecting that half of the public sector the CETV provided before considering the appropriate outcome young musician who has experienced acanbe for home for the next generation. A Trust may significantly understate the true worth of a pension. number ofParental health issues that behaviours have interfered the child. alienation be used where someone receives damages ascan a result with her education, toclinical enable that child toand deliberate and malicious on the one hand of a personal injury or negligence claim. There are obviously many different pension be educated inset the appropriate A couple may upmost a Each Trust to keep theirbe family subtle and hard for an outsider to spot on the schemes in existence. will probably environment. assets in the bloodline of changes in family different to the Itinis case very important that you other hand. A next. nuanced and holistic assessment and marital arrangements may take the receive the right advice andwhich that the true value is needed. The court will then consider whether Aassets Charitable Trust can be set up either of theisfamily, or someone withfairly. a of eachout pension understood and shared contact inlifetime the best interests. There during with Often ityour isis necessary to involve other experts, second family maychild’s set up asavings Trust toand make special investments built upactuaries, already, orto alternatively are orders the court can help the for example pension who will produce arrangements for their twomake families. A person through a specially prepared Will that will in comprehensive to assist in the ofIn parent rebuild areports relationship thedivision child. with Charitable intentions maywith set up a Trust only take effect following your death and pension assets. above is their lifetime or The on death thegiven benefit of parental those extreme situations ifinformation thefor court finds that will therefore not deprive you capital or in necessarily general andwish cannot beofrelied who they particularly to help in theupon future, alienation has caused emotional harm and the income during your lifetime. any particular case. and by doing leavenot a lasting legacy: the many of the primary carersodoes understand damage charities we see now may have been set up in this caused byattheir actions order can be to made to Our team Shacklocks have a particular At Shacklocks LLP we an are committed way. These are all types of Trust. helpingthe you to understand speciality in primary preparing arrangements of this change carer ofthe the true child.worth of pensions to helpasyou receive a fair kind and alsoand of acting professional Shacklocks LLP havewhich been dealing Trusts financialtosettlement will meetwith your trustees enable wishes not to be fulfilled and If you are experiencing difficulties agreeing for many years, though quite as far back needs. Shacklocks LLP family law team instructions to be followed. as Crusades! you likeyou toanknow arrangements forIfyour childclients or feel that arethe currently offering all would new more about Trusts and how they may bemay of initial free half hour appointment. To there may be parental alienation you Ifhelp you in areyour thinking of supporting charities circumstances contact Cassandra find out more, contact Ben Stubbins and need toyour speak family your lawyer. through WilltooraFarmer during lifetime Worton or atemail Shacklocks his team onRichard 01773 822333 or with aonlump sum, why not talk to626141 us about LLP 01773 822333 or 01623 or bens@shacklocks.co.uk. the different ways in which we can helporyou Marcella Kilbane is a solicitor email cassandraw@shacklocks.co.uk benefit those good causes, and how to make and a Resolution Accredited richardf@shacklocks.co.uk. the most of the tax rules that enable a Specialist Family Lawyer with charitable cause to benefit.

particular specialism in private children law. Shacklocks Call us at Shacklocks to talk about howLLP we offer a free half-hour can help you to help your favouriteinitial local causes. appointment. Contact Marcella at our Ripley Office Telephone Shacklocks on Ben Stubbins on 01773 743513 or email 0845 602 2344 or email me at marcellak@shacklocks.co.uk. marionv@shacklocks.co.uk. Cassandra Worton

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Travel: Staycation Forest Holidays in the North

From the starry skies of Galloway Forest Park to Kielder’s wildlife-rich woodland, some of our country’s most magical forests can be found in northern England and Scotland. We’ve put together three of our favourites, perfect for your next staycation. Galloway Forest, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland Where better to start than with the UK’s largest forest? At 297 square miles, Scotland’s Galloway Forest Park is a sprawling playground of ancient woodland, magnificent scenery and an astonishing range of wildlife.

Light pollution is so low here that the forest has been recognised as a Dark Sky Park – meaning that its skies are perfect for stargazing. After a night camping out under the stars, start your adventures from one of the park’s three visitor centres. Kirroughtree is your gateway to more active adventures, including the award-winning 7stanes mountain bike trails. If wildlife spotting is more your scene, look out for roe deer and rare red squirrels, or visit the park’s Red Deer Range. Galloway isn’t just woodland either. There are around 250 lochs to discover as you explore the park’s scenic walking and cycling trails. Kielder Forest, Northumberland, England When it comes to size, Northumberland’s Kielder Forest is also a front runner. Spanning 235 square miles, it’s the largest forest in England – and the second largest in the UK. Kielder is also home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe, making it a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts. With miles of beautiful trails,


including forest walks and adrenaline-boosting mountain bike tracks, Kielder invites you to have your own mini adventure. The forest is a haven for wildlife too. Around 50% of England’s native red squirrels call it home, and rare wildlife including ospreys, pipistrelle bats, roe deer, salmon otters and water voles can also be found here. Just like Galloway, Kielder is famous for its dark skies. The forest’s remote location in Northumberland means it’s virtually unaffected by light pollution, making it a stargazer’s paradise. Don’t miss a trip to Kielder Observatory, where you can book ahead to attend a number of fascinating astronomical events. Glen Affric, Inverness, Scotland A medley of native woods, glittering lochs, snow-capped mountains and dramatic moorland, Scotland’s Glen Affric could easily have been plucked out of Canada. With over 30 miles of ancient pinewoods, the forest has one of the largest ancient Caledonian pine woods in Scotland. The woodland is so treasured it’s become part of the Scottish government’s regeneration project, with a target of 25% forest cover to reach by 2050. Wander amongst the pine trees to the sound of woodland birds, looking out for ospreys, otters and red deer stags. Or tackle some of Affric’s hiking trails, punctuated with thundering waterfalls and jagged canyons. This is Scotland at its most spectacular. Dog Falls are a must-see and provide a good starting point for several walking trails. Climb the gradual ascent to the spectacular viewpoint overlooking Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin, or picnic beneath the pine trees by Coire Loch.

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Paws in August to Celebrate Your Best Friend This August offers two opportunities to make our best friend the centre of attention. Not our people friends of course; this month our furry friends are the ones to take centre stage. International Cat Day and International Dog Day take place in August. This means you don’t have to take sides – whether you are a dog person or a cat person, there are two special days to put the focus on our four-legged companions.

promote a healthy lifestyle and this significantly reduces stress. Dogs are happy to be by your side, especially at the dinner table. They are experts at hoovering up stray bits of food, thus saving electricity and the environment! Having a dog is said to lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. Walking a dog brings you into contact with other dog owners, which encourages socialising and meeting new people. When you have a dog in the home, you will never be lonely. They are lifelong companions who will help you live in the moment. So, make August the month you celebrate your furry companions! Paws for thought and consider the joy your pets have brought to your life. What can you do to treat them this month?

For all the cat people out there, International Cat Day is on the 8th of August. Cats have been worshipped for thousands of years. They have been associated with magic and mystery for centuries. The Egyptians venerated our feline friends: they honoured them by dressing them in jewels, some ancient Egyptian deities were depicted with the head of a cat, and cats were often mummified after death, showing the high level of respect this civilisation had for them.

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Cats are independent creatures. They are wise companions to have in the home. We could all learn something from their ability to laze at every opportunity. Having a cat lowers stress and blood pressure: cat owners are said to have a 40% lower risk of having a heart attack. Their gentle purring is a comforting sound. This purr expresses their emotions and is a form of communication. Some research suggests that a cat’s purr can assist their healing from injury and illness. It is also healing to humans and very good for bone health. The myth that cats have more than one life is a worldwide phenomenon, however it is not always 9. For example, in Spain they are said to have 7 lives. For all the dog people, International Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th. Dogs are not referred to as man’s best friend for nothing. They are always happy to see you and welcome you home with a waggy tail. Dogs connect you with the outdoors; they get you out walking in all weathers. They


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Acting Like a Total Idiom! My work has afforded me the opportunity of speaking with people from across the world this past month. Beautiful, diverse and interesting cultures and languages including Pakistan, India, Finland and Germany. Aside from the fabulous connection and rich heritages I was being welcomed into, one thing really stuck out … the absolute and profound confusion created when the idiosyncrasies of the English Language come out to play! Humour me whilst I elaborate, dear reader! The head of a Down’s syndrome organisation in Karachi was left in uncontrollable hysterics after I described how someone had, ‘Waltzed in and taken over a meeting’ I was once in.

I totally derailed an activist in Vantaa when I explained that I could be at her meeting, ‘At the drop of a hat’. To be honest, on reflection, even I don’t really get this one! And my stand-out favourite was when I was speaking to a fellow author in Leipzig and I was recanting a time when I had been, ‘on a wild goose chase’ … silence … query around the loss of the goose … silence … concern over what had made the goose go wild?!? I was going to apologise for the total discomfiture I seemed to have evoked but, when I think on it, our language IS our heritage and I am proud of that, just as we should ALL be proud of our different cultures, heritages and backgrounds. So … go and act like a total idiom and let’s hope we get a ‘taste of our own medicine’!

She simply could not stifle the giggles at the very idea of someone entering a room and conducting a ballroom dance sequence by means of introducing themselves! A book reviewer in Bangalore was utterly befuddled when I exclaimed that people go, ‘Swanning off’ as they feel like it. She had a sincere concern for the swan: where it came from and subsequently went to!

Life List: Time Travel Temptations When it comes to the most highly-prized magical powers, the top three are usually flight, teleporting and invisibility. But how about time-travelling? Here are some oh-so-practical reasons for turning TARDIS! Revisit your childhood to take better care of your teeth. By gum, that’s an adventure. Invest in a little-known company called Microsoft. Find your house keys from two days ago. If you can remember when you lost them! Do some antique shopping on the quiet – take a trip to France to meet Mr van Gogh and snap up some bargains. See the family you never knew, or those you did but before you knew them. Go back to a simpler time of no motorways, real coffee houses and Sunday closing.

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See England win the World Cup, live – probably a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity. Listen to the forgotten sounds of electric milk floats, the rag and bone man, birdsong, and common courtesy. See the Great Wall foundations of China, solve the mystery of the pyramids and find out what really happened to the Templars’ treasure. Befriend great writers of the past and see how many cameos you can get in their works. Prevent catastrophes such as the crazy frog ringtone, space boppers, the pet rock, clackers…the list goes on. Of course, time travellers may have been amongst us for centuries and are even now doing their best to protect the environment, stop wars and reduce the prevalence of Reality TV shows. We can only hope. By Derek Thompson

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Beer A New Wave of British Lager Lager has had a bit of a chequered history in this country. The first known lager to be brewed in the UK was back in 1835 in Edinburgh by Muir’s Brewery, but it didn’t really take off until two German immigrants from Saxony established the Wrexham Lager Beer Company in 1881. They found some success by exporting it but, unfortunately, it was a little too early for the majority of tastes of the UK beer drinkers who were still drinking the sweeter beers, like mild. In the 1960s and ‘70s when people started to travel to the continent and experience lager in warmer climes, the popularity of this golden, crystal clear beverage exploded. The introduction of mass marketed keg beer in the UK at this time was, in part, the reason for the consumer group CAMRA to be established, as a bit of a kickback against this onslaught and to preserve the heritage of real ale. More recently, within the craft beer scene, which has been synonymous with IPAs, pales, sours and stouts, we are seeing some breweries focus solely on lager, offering an alternative to the largely popular brands you expect to see on most bars. Lost & Grounded - Starting life in 2016 this Bristol brewer gained an instant reputation for being one of the best in the UK. With Alex Troncoso and Annie Clements at the helm it was never going to be bad. Alex was part of shaping Little Creatures into where it is today, and helped to build Camden Town Brewery into the monster that was eventually bought out, which is when this brewer and his partner left to follow their dream of their own brewery. Donzoko – based in Hartlepool, they are inspired by the rich beer heritage of the UK, Germany and Europe using techniques from modern UK and American craft brewing processes to create delicious beers for every day.


Braybrooke – started in 2017 in Market Harborough and they have just one aim: to make really good lager. They have a commitment to quality and complementing their core range of Kelles, Helles and Session lagers with Cold Brew Lager, Honey Marzen, Smoked Lager and India Pale Lager.

Utopian – based in the middle of Devon in Crediton, they pride themselves on using only British ingredients, reducing their food miles. The UK leads the way in growing natural, disease-resistant hops and sourcing them locally helps Utopian with their sustainability pledge, as these are also more environmentally friendly. Most beers spend over 100 days in tanks, meaning they are crystal clear, crisp and dry. Expect styles such as a British Pilsner, Czech inspired lager, Maibock lager and Black lager. I was fortunate to try some of these beers, as part of the @belperbeerclub. All members were all suitably impressed with the care and attention that is being poured into them and would highly recommend giving any of these a try if you are wanting to source British lagers.

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Word on Wine With summer now in full swing, why not try a chilled white wine in the sun? The wine I would like to introduce to you is Picpoul de Pinet. Picpoul is an ancient grape variety from the Languedoc region of France. Sometimes referred to as Piquepoul, meaning ‘lip-stinging’, the wine it produces has high acidity. It has produced good quality wine since the early 17th century, and was exported north from the Midi region in large quantities in the 17th and 18th centuries. However, the vines are susceptible to fungal diseases and the phylloxera outbreak in the late 1800s almost wiped it out. In the early 20th century it was found that the vines like the sandy soils of the coastal hills in southern France. Picpoul comes in 3 guises of Blanc, Noir and Gris. The Noir grapes produce an alcoholic, richly scented, colourless wine which is often used to soften strong red wines like Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Blanc variety is the one being used to make white wine from the Languedoc / Roussillon region using 100% Picpoul. Picpoul de Pinet uses Picpoul Blanc grapes, creating a clear to green-gold coloured, full-bodied wine with lemony citrus flavours. This has become one of the area’s signature wines and has given the Languedoc / Roussillon region its own appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC). It is one of the few French wines that actually use the name of the grape in the name of the wine. Tourists to the area can now visit the cooperative at Pinet, the most important winery in the region. It cannot be missed, as it is heavily signposted and at the side of the main autoroute along the Mediterranean coast. The wine that reflects the characteristics of the grape is the Ormarine’s Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2020 from Majestic Wines. They describe the wine as mouth-wateringly crisp and refreshing. The plateau of the area is covered in vines, wild herbs (juniper, thyme, rosemary and lavender) and pine groves stretching down to the vast Thau Lagoon. Warm days, cool nights and sea breezes create a wine full of citrus, apple and stone fruit flavours with a saline minerality. One writer described the wine as having ‘its head in the breeze and feet in the sea’. Technical Details: Grapes: 100% Picpoul Appearance: Clean, clear wine. Nose / Aroma: Floral aromas of lemon, white peach and apple. Taste: Citrus / lemon with wet stone, green apple and stone fruits. Alcohol by Volume: 13% Food match: Good with sea food and rich cheese, or simply sipped on its own. Available from: Majestic Wines £9.99 (reduced to £7.47 as part of six or more bottles). For more information about the wine and to order online, visit www.majestic.co.uk or visit the shop on Ashbourne Road in Derby.


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The world’s heaviest potato was grown by UK resident Peter Glazebrook in 2011. It weighed nearly 5kg. Potatoes have more Vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas and more fibre than apples. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the regular potato. Potatoes develop green skin when exposed to light. Not only does this skin taste bitter, but it’s also toxic. Instant potato brand ‘Smash’ was originally launched in the 1960s but its heyday was in the 1970s, following the Smash Martians advert (look on YouTube kids, if you don’t remember it!). Smash is still popular today, with the UK consuming around 140 million servings a year.

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A Change Round at Horsley Lodge Golf Club Horsley Lodge Golf Club & Hotel used the lockdown time to reassess where they wanted to go in the business marketplace and have made some changes during this time. On reopening, the restaurant and patio has now become a new ‘Members Lounge and Terrace’ area, exclusively for members, friends and their guests. The other areas of the facility are still open to the public and can be pre-booked as they continue to offer these popular hospitality services. General Manager Richard Odell explains to us how the new set up works: Many of our readers love to come up here for the great food and the beautiful views, are they still welcome? Of course! We still offer to the public our extremely popular Sunday Lunches, Afternoon Teas and Champagne Breakfasts at specific times, which can be reserved in our other private

What does the social membership offer and how much does it cost? Clubhouse membership offers exclusive access to our new ‘Members Lounge and Terrace’ for members, friends and their guests. This area has a discounted food and beverage menu available 7 days a week to represent the subscription fees they pay, and it definitely has more of that sports bar vibe for the ‘après-golf’ crowd. Social memberships are now available to purchase at a nominal fee of around £1 per week, which gives you not only the advantage of signing in as many guests as you would like, but also keeps you up to date with everything that is happening around the Club. Are you still attracting weddings and functions to this beautiful venue? Horsley Lodge will continue to offer its excellent conference and banqueting facilities and exceptional accommodation to everyone and will remain as one of the most popular wedding venues. Private rooms are also available to be booked out for businesses and conferences. If you are interested in becoming either a social member of Horsley Lodge, booking a private function or reserving a dining place, please contact them on 01332 780838. www.horsleylodge.co.uk

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Quinoa and Feta Burgers with Tomato Relish A vegetarian burger packed with flavour and topped with a simple tomato relish. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Makes: 6 burgers Ingredients: 80g / scant ½ cup quinoa 2 tsp bouillon vegetable stock powder or a vegetable stock cube 2 tbsp olive oil ½ red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin 1 x 400g can kidney beans drained 115g / 4oz feta cheese, crumbled 1 tbsp parsley, chopped 1 tbsp mint, chopped 2 tbsp cornflour Salt and pepper Tomato Relish: 4 tomatoes, quartered 1 red onion, quartered 1 tbsp olive oil ½ small chipotle chilli, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes 1 tbsp fresh coriander 2 tsp xylitol 2 tsp balsamic vinegar Nutritional information per serving: Calories per burger with relish (no bun): 215kcal Protein 8.5g Carbohydrates 24g (of which sugars 6.2g) Fat 9.7g (of which saturates 3.4g)


Method: Add the quinoa to 250ml water with the bouillon powder or stock cube and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes until cooked. Keep the lid on and let the quinoa sit in the pan for another 10 minutes. Place in a bowl. For the relish, preheat the oven to 180C/ fan 160C/gas mark 4 and place the tomatoes and onion on a baking tray. Drizzle over the oil and cook in the oven for 15 minutes until soft. Place in a food processor with the remaining ingredients and pulse to form a thick and chunky puree. Allow to cool. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, garlic and cumin. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the beans, feta and cooked quinoa. Stir in the herbs and cornflour and mash with a potato masher to break up the beans. When cool enough to handle, divide into 6 portions and shape into burgers. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until browned on each side, about 5-6 minutes. To serve, place the burgers into burger buns and arrange over the toppings of your choice.

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Derbyshire Walking: Cromford Canal & Black Rocks from High Peak Junction Distance: 6.8 miles / 11 km Ascent: 1300 feet /394 metres Time: 4 hours 40 minutes Grade: Easy/moderate Author: Angela Clarke Start: OS grid reference SK314560 Postcode DE4 5AA (approx. location only) what3words start: dare.locate.spreading

A walk that explores parts of Derbyshire’s Industrial Heritage whilst also giving stunning and wide-ranging views that include Crich Stand, Carsington Reservoir and the Derwent Valley. Generally good paths which can be muddy in places with one very short, stepped, steep section. It is worth noting that if you reversed the route there would be a long and steep climb at the start to the top of Sheep Pasture Incline. The Route 1. From the back of the car park (grid ref. SK 3148 5609) turn right over the bridge, cross the River Derwent to reach Cromford Canal and High Peak Junction. At High Peak Junction it is still possible to visit the old workshops where the chains and haulage equipment used on the old High Peak Railway were maintained.

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2. Turn left to walk along the canal, past the steam operated Leawood Pumphouse. Shortly after, at an old canal lock gate, cross the canal and continue along the opposite side of the canal. This stretch of the Cromford Canal is now a nature reserve which, in recent years, has seen the return of water voles to its banks. 3. Just before Leawood Tunnel leave the canal path, taking the footpath on the right, signed for Homesford Cottage. Cross the bridge over the Derwent, go under the tunnel and follow the track to the A6. Cross the A6 and follow the track opposite behind the houses. 4. As you approach a metal gate, take the track which heads uphill but look for a gap in the fence, almost immediately on your right, to follow a clear footpath uphill through Birch Wood. As you walk along the top of the wood you will reach a tarmac track; continue straight ahead along this to re-enter the wood by the entrance to Birch Wood campsite. 5. At the end of the campsite’s first field take the footpath into its second field and follow the path to the barn opposite. It is from this point that the views open

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up to extend from Crich Stand to Alport Heights. Cross a track, the Midshires Way, to follow the signed footpath straight ahead across four fields. In the fourth field don’t take the stone stile directly opposite out of the field, instead take the footpath, through the gap, on the right of the field. 6. Continue straight ahead across three fields to emerge at a track lined with gorse bushes; follow this to a farm track. Continuing straight ahead, follow the track past the farm to the road. Turn right downhill towards Bolehill. 9. Bear left, then right, to a track leading downhill to Black Rocks. If you wish to explore Black Rocks there is clear path at the back of the rocks that takes you onto the top of the rocks. Although this involves a bit of scrambling and it is exposed on the top of the rocks the views across the Derwent Valley are stunning. 10. After passing Black Rocks, turn right onto the High Peak Trail, which follows the route of the old High Peak railway line. Follow the trail back to High Peak Junction first passing the old Engine House at the top of Sheep Pasture Incline and then the ‘Catch Pit’ at the foot of the incline. Cross the canal and return to the car park via the bridge over the River Derwent.

7. Just before the first house in Bolehill, take the footpath on the right, uphill. When the steps end, continue straight ahead, uphill. As the ascent eases look out for the stile into the wood on your left. Continue along the path, uphill, through the wood to emerge, via a gate, at Bolehill’s summit trig point. From here Carsington Reservoir and Middleton Moor come into view. 8. From the summit, take the path on the left heading downhill next to the fence. Ignore the first gate in the fence but take the second gate through the fence to follow the stepped path down to a post with green and blue circles.

Please maintain social distancing – keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Walk supplied by Walking Britain (walk no. 2899). For more walks, or to download a GPS file for this walk, visit www.walkingbritain.co.uk

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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Footnotes: Itchy Feet Many people suffer from itchy feet from time to time and I don’t mean the urge to travel or move on to a new situation.

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Most cases of itchy feet turn out to be a fungal infection, normally referred to as Athlete’s Foot. However, this isn’t always the case as there are other conditions which can cause intense itching. Perhaps the most common of these is dermatitis in one form or another. An increasingly common type that we come across is footwear dermatitis caused by the patient becoming sensitive to chemicals used in the manufacture of shoes. The sensitivity can be to many things ranging from the adhesives used by the manufacturer to Chromium used in the tanning of leather, or even the dyes used. The only way to deal with this is by avoiding your normal footwear for a while to see if the symptoms decrease. If it turns out that the patient is indeed allergic to a particular pair of shoes then the only sensible thing to do is throw them away. Another condition which arises from time to time is Pompholyx – a type of dermatitis which is easily recognisable due to there being tiny fluid filled spots resembling individual grains of tapioca. These are treated by soaking the feet with a very weak solution of potassium permanganate and, in severe cases, the use of steroid creams. Whatever the cause, itchy feet don’t have to be endured – they can be cured. By Peter Waugh, Amber Feet

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Fitness Matters Menopause Madness Ahh, the time in a woman’s life when she doesn’t know if she’s coming or going, on fire or freezing, happy or sad, wants to diet or eat everything in sight. One thing’s for sure, all women will reach this point. Some women will sail through the menopause with little or no symptoms, whereas some will feel like they have been hit by a tsunami. But we would all benefit from educating ourselves and finding out about what is available and what works for us. Perimenopause: Our hormones start to change, and symptoms may begin to appear, these are just a few: hot flushes, changes to periods, night sweats, joint pain, muscle ache, loss of sexual desire, brain fog, migraines, vaginal and urinary symptoms, hair and skin changes, mood swings, fatigue, struggling to sleep. This can last for months and, for some women, years. After your periods have stopped for a year, you’re then classed as being in the menopause, but unfortunately the symptoms can continue. Treatment: Do your research into what you think you’d like to try, ask to speak to a menopause specialist doctor,

and don’t be fobbed off with anti-depressants. Unfortunately these are often prescribed but a lot of women aren’t depressed, we’re menopausal! Don’t be scared to go down the HRT route if you need to; there are different patches depending on where you are in this journey. Other ways to minimise the negative impact this is having on your life is: • Stop smoking • Minimise drinking • Keep fit especially using weights • Eat a well-balanced diet • Meditation/relaxation • Educate yourself • Talk to friends/others As women we’re almost ashamed by how we feel, especially if you have always been seen as a strong woman, but this can not only turn your life upside down but also your family’s lives. Over the next few months I will be putting together a menopause programme, please contact me if you’d like to go on the mailing list to hear about it. By Alex Robinson Level 4 Personal Trainer with additional qualifications in GP referrals – Pre- & post-natal exercise. Personal Trainer for over 15 years, supporting and helping people to meet their goals in fitness and lifestyle changes, from losing weight to running marathons. 01773 512410 • 07817 337861

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• I have been a Personal Trainer for over 15 years, supporting and helping people to meet their goals in fitness and lifestyle changes, from losing weight to running marathons. • Over the years I have competed in various amateur sports to a high standard, including 24 hour endurance running to cross training events. • I am a Level 4 Personal Trainer with additional qualifications in GP referrals - Pre & post natal exercise Master Trainer in corrective exercise Hatton Boxing for Fitness - Boxercise Master Trainer CIMPSA & NRPT registered.

Call me on 07817 337861 I can help you change for the better!


Level 4 obesity and diabetes specialist

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Motoring Incorporating a wheelbase that ran close to three metres long, it offered plenty of space for seven people yet was packed with high-end features. Land Rover also fitted it with its most advanced terrain response system to date, which meant that the Discovery was no less capable off-road.

Motoring The History of the Land Rover Discovery The Discovery has been a popular and a core part of Land Rover’s line-up for decades, incorporating premium touches and a comfortable interior while retaining off-road prowess. Let’s take a look at the history of the Land Rover Discovery: 1989: The Discovery arrives SUVs started gaining in popularity in the late ‘80s and, although Land Rover had offerings in this segment with both the Defender and Range Rover, the firm didn’t have an option between them. To address this, Land Rover introduced the Discovery at the 1989 Paris Motor Show, and it was offered as a three- or five-door model. It was facelifted in 1994, and a stripped-back commercial version was also launched. 1998: The three-door version gets dropped After almost a decade, the second-generation Discovery arrived looking more like a mid-life refresh. However, with a comprehensively new chassis and a five-door-only layout, it was substantially changed. This new model was more practical, with a more spacious interior. Again, Land Rover introduced a facelifted version later on in 2002. 2004: A whole new look Despite still being square and boxy, the look of the Discovery 3 was a more radical departure from earlier models, and every single component was new.

2009: Slicker than ever The fourth Discovery arrived in 2009 but was more of a facelifted ‘3’. The looks remained largely unchanged, though the headlights were more a modern design while the grille was more complex – subtle updates that ensured the Discovery continued to look fresh. Land Rover made some big changes to the Discovery’s powertrains, while a range of special editions was launched, such as the XXV, released to celebrate the car’s 25th anniversary. 2014: Discovery becomes a sub-brand The start of the 2010s represented a turning point for SUVs. Gaining in popularity, off-roaders and four-wheel-drives were being snapped up quickly, with many manufacturers producing high-riding options. Land Rover decided to scrap its Freelander, replacing it with the Discovery Sport – a more compact 4x4 that used the Discovery name to capture some of the premium appeal of the larger model. 2016: The fifth generation arrives Land Rover revealed its striking fifth-generation Discovery at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, unveiling a car that was substantially different to the car it replaced. Sales kicked off from the start of 2017. The interior made another shift upmarket, while the latest range of Ingenium engines provided more than enough performance. The level of technology on offer was considerably improved, yet the Discovery’s off-road abilities were retained, thanks to even more complex terrain assistance systems. 2021: Today, the 2021 Discovery update has brought electrified powertrains to the seven-seater, in the form of mild-hybrid petrols and diesels.

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Bodywork Repairs Open:8am-5pmMon-Fri


Caravan Servicing from £120 • Motorhome Servicing from £90 Car Servicing from £70 • Habitation Checks from £155 MOT from £25 • Tyres from £35 Free MOT with a combined Car and Caravan Service.

Discounts available for multi jobs Free Courtesy Cars available

01332 521751

email-info@edmgarageservices.co.uk www.edmgarageservices.co.uk Burton Road, Findern, Derby, DE65 6BE.

A family business est 2002

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Unit 9b Goods Road, Belper DE56 1UU


SPECIALISTS IN CAR BODY REPAIRS Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles Garage also specialises in: • Repairs • Bringing your car to MOT standard

• Air Con • 4 wheel checking /alignment

Established 45 years run by Brian Kelf

Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse, DE7 6BB

01332 780662 E:bakelf@aol.com


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TEL: 01332 883080

email: buxtonpaintandbody@yahoo.co.uk

unit 5, lady lea road, horsley woodhouse, derbyshire DE7 6AZ

Top Quality

Painter & Decorator Reasons to choose me: ◘ I am experienced in ALL ASPECTS of painting

and decorating and am HAPPY TO GIVE ADVICE.

I can carry out all of your INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR decorating needs - domestic, commercial or industrial.

I offer a CLEAN and RELIABLE service which is why people RECOMMEND ME.

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I employ an experienced FEMALE decorator to offer PEACE OF MIND in certain situations. I’ve been established SINCE 1986 so you can be rest assured of a PROFESSIONAL JOB. I CARE about my customers and RESPECT their property.

(01332) 882882 or 07980 254 050

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‘Based in Kilburn’


Our family-owned business is pleased to offer a large assortment of sustainable and reclaimed wood and tanilised sleeper home and garden furniture, gifts and accessories. Our carpenters make bespoke products too, we’ve got the experience to create a one-off item or a whole garden project. All of our wood is reclaimed or from sustainably managed forests. For every order we make a donation to a woodland charity to increase the tree population across the UK.

Visit us on www.thewoodsanctuary.co.uk

Find us on Facebook and Instagram @TheWoodSanctuaryLtd

Call us on 01332 806066 Address: Unit F12 Woodhouse Farm, Rodsley Lane, Longford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3GS This summer we are offering an exclusive reader discount of 10% with the code: DERBYSUM2021


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Homes & Gardens while the team and the range has increased, the ethos behind the family-owned business has always remained the same – driven by James’s passion for nature and sustainability, every product is reclaimed or sustainable and, for all orders, a donation is made to a chosen tree charity, putting money back into sustainable forestry.

The Wood Sanctuary What began in 2019 as a back garden project has quickly grown into a successful business with a rapidly expanding customer base … and, when you see The Wood Sanctuary’s products, it’s easy to understand why. Creating bespoke and off-the-shelf furniture from reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood, this Ashbourne-based ‘sanctuary’ specialises in ‘saving’ wood and giving it a new lease of life, re-purposing sleepers and pallet wood into stunning pieces of furniture for the home and garden. When founder and skilled carpenter James first created a few tables and flower beds in his garden he didn’t realise what he was starting, but people loved the quality and design of his products and soon he couldn’t keep up with demand. As requests flooded in, the business grew. But,

From sleeper tables and benches to bespoke pergolas, the products are heavy, solid and long-lasting – further adding to their sustainability. As they’re all made to order, they can be created to your exact requirements, so you can choose the size, treatment finish, and even have personalisation added for that special touch. While the team has been very busy with garden orders, they’ve also been working on a new range of interior furniture including rustic coffee tables, desks and chunky reclaimed sleeper dining tables with wooden or metal legs. Again, these can be created to your exact specification to suit your home and, hopefully this year, will be a perfect focal point at the centre of your home where you can enjoy those long-awaited get-togethers with family and friends. Take a look at the website www.thewoodsanctuary.co.uk for products and inspiration, or chat to the team about your own ideas – they will be happy to discuss the perfect bespoke design for your home or garden. Enjoy the beauty of wood, knowing that you’re giving it a second chance! There’s also an opportunity to join the team, so if you’re a passionate hobbyist looking for a career in carpentry, get in touch. Contact details can be found on the advertisement on the opposite page.

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Deluxe Window Cleaning Your local Window Cleaner



07939 725991

Window, Conservatory, Gutter & Fascia Cleaning

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Tel: 01773 718797 Mobile: 07531 612992 Web: www.deluxewindowcleaning.co.uk Email: andy@deluxewindowcleaning.co.uk

• Patios • Fences • Decking • Mowing • Complete Garden Care • Planting and Weeding • Turf Laying • Pressure Washing • Tree Cutting • Painting internal / external • House Clearance Free Quotes and Friendly Advice

Tel 07428 628015

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Ian Wilson Carpets est. 1979

“Our choice is hard to beat and so are our prices” Supplier and fitter of top quality carpets, laminate flooring, vinyls, and decorative vinyls. • Massive range in stock • Quick turn around • Excellent service • Covering all of Derbyshire • Free samples • Choose from our excellent range at home • Own team of dedicated fitters for carpets and hard flooring

Free Estimates/quotes

Contact: Mob: 07971 437901 www.ianwilsoncarpetsbelper.co.uk 10 Openwoodgate, Belper DE56 0SD Tel: 01773 880398 14c Town Street, Duffield DE56 4 EH Tel: 01332 843989

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• Conservatories • Replacement glass & locks • Windows & doors • Fascias, soffits

Specialist in uPVC & Aluminium

• Porches

& guttering

• Repairs

• Bi-folding aluminium doors

• Flat roof solutions

• uPVC Garden rooms & Greenhouses • 10 year insurance backed guarantee • Warmer roofs

Thinking of changing your

FASCIAS, SOFFITS & GUTTERING? We have our own scaffold so no need to pay out any extra cost on using another scaffold company. We take off all the existing rotten timber. (We never go over the existing wood that leads to even more future rot.) Licensed waste carriers so the majority of the time there is no need to have any skips on the drive. Our under tiles fascia system is designed to stop birds going in your roof Variety of colours to suit different styles of property.

Warmer Roof - The latest way to transform your conservatory Make your conservatory into a usable all-year-round living space making it warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Warmer Roof means not only will you be able to get the most out of your conservatory even during the winter, but you can also see significant savings to your energy bills. Designed exactly to the specifications of your existing conservatory, available with roof vents for ventilation and extra light. Fully insulated & building regulations approved, no planning required. Comes in a choice of colours. Plastered ceilings finish. Call us to discuss further and start making the most out your conservatory this winter! Call us for a free no obligation quotation and free advice 01332 780125 E: info@smartglaze.co.uk Based in Denby Great customer care is a priority. Realistic quotations

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Groundwork • Landscaping • Digger Services We start every project by providing a thorough consultation to understand your goals and needs Our list of services include: Turng ● Tree Care ● Ponds and Water Features ● Patios and Paths Tarmac Driveways ● Groundworks ● Foundations Levelling and Shaping ● Trenching ● Drainage and Pipework Equine Arenas ● Contract Digger and Driver Hire

Please call 07817 208837 for your free consultation & quote www.mplandscaping.co.uk

Visit our showroom at Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR • 5* Reviews • 15 years’ experience • Family business Book your free home measure and consultation today

01773 824196 www.sonnakitchens.co.uk info@sonnakitchens.co.uk


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McPherson-Davis & Sons

Electrical & Plastering Services

Gutters Cleared Removal of leaves - moss grass - growth & debris

No Problem No Call Out Charge

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Here are just some of the services we offer • • • • • • •

Full re-wire Additional sockets Electrical vehicle charging Hot-tub electrics New fuse boards Underfloor heating All plastering works

Family run business based in Denby Village

Call 01773 742038 or 0779 304 6896

Email - neil@mcphersondavis.com

Hello, I’m Pete, I own & operate GutterPRO across East Derbyshire. Because it’s my business, you’ll get a personal service and be certain I’ll clear up thoroughly after the job.

Get an instant price

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CREATE YOUR OWN BATHROOM AND RELAX We oer a comprehensive range of furniture and accessories to design your perfect bathroom

Visit our showroom

• Wet rooms • Baths and showers • Furniture • Radiators • Accessories 123a Old Nongham Road, Derby, DE1 3QQ www.brownsbm.co.uk

01332 292911

WE HAVE MOVED! Find us at...

Unit 1, Derwent Works, Matlock Road, Ambergate, Belper DE56 2HE


For your chiminea and general repits & BBQ's we have Woodsure ready to burn Kiln dried ne ed logs. Also available in bulk and dumpy bags. Firelighters, kindling scks and charcoal.

We sell compost too!

TEL 01773 305777 or 07970 215726 Free delivery over £50 Open Mon  Fri 8  4 & Sat 8  12

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NEW EXTENSIVE DISPLAYS FOR 2021! Expert advice on hand

We stock a wide range of garden and landscaping products to help get the job done • Decorave concrete paving • Block paving • Sleepers • Decorave aggregates • Tools and workwear • Fencing

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Trellis Arcial grass Top soil Kerbs Natural stone paving • Porcelain paving

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Homes & Gardens

Short Story Shades of White Lockdown has been a nightmare for all of us. Confined to our homes, many of us have been going plumb crazy with nothing to fill our time and keep us occupied. To combat the boredom, my wife and I decided to repaint the inside of our house – in hindsight, something we have deeply regretted. When we first moved into our thatched cottage seven years ago, we painted all the walls and ceilings of our new home, brilliant white. We did this to save money. However, my decorating skills have a lot to answer for. After much deliberation and heated arguments, we finally agreed to repaint the walls a fetching shade of dusky pink. Not a wise choice, as it turned out! The colour looked absolutely nothing like it did on the manufacturers’ paint chart! I’m the world’s messiest painter. Somehow, I manage to slop paint everywhere – on the floor, in my hair, in my wife’s hair, down my clothes … when I calculate how many tins of paint I need, I have to allow for fifty percent wastage! And so … now, we’ve decided to hire the services of a qualified decorator to carry out the work – which is what we should have done in the first place. Let’s face it - a professional decorator will do a much better job and in a fraction of the time. My next-door neighbour has recommended a man she knows who ‘does a good job and doesn’t charge the earth.’ Sounds just the ticket. I’ll give him a call. ‘Andy? I’ve been given your number by a friend,’ I say. ‘I need you to come and paint the interior walls of our house, please.’ ‘No problem, mate,’ he replies. ‘Any ideas of colours?’ ‘White,’ I reply, playing safe this time. ‘What shade of white?’ ‘Well, I don’t know – just white.’ ‘Yes, I understand, but there are several shades of white to choose from.’ ‘I had no idea.’ ‘For example – you could go for James White or Joa’s White? They’re a subtle shade of white.’

continues: ‘But don’t discount Old White, or even New White. Both very popular.’ I’m speechless, and totally confused. I never realised choosing a paint colour could be so challenging. ‘Have you considered a shade of white with a hint of colour?’ asked the decorator, sensing my frustration and doing his best to be helpful. ‘No.’ ‘Worth a thought, mate,’ he said. ‘House White has the merest hint of yellow. Or Great White is very sophisticated with the slightest lilac hue.’ ‘I’m not sure. Makes me think of sharks.’ ‘Elephant’s Breath?’ ‘Sounds smelly!’ ‘You’re probably right. It’s not really white.’ He paused. ‘Cabbage White?’ ‘No – same reason.’ ‘Lime White? Or White Tie, a very pale shade of blue?’ I scratch my head, which is now spinning, and beginning to throb. ‘Of course, you don’t have to go for white. How’s about a relaxing shade of yellow, or grey, or green, or blue, or even red? Lots of vibrant colours to choose from there, mate. You’re spoilt for choice.’ ‘Yuck, no!’ I reply, losing my cool. ‘You know what? I might just leave the walls the colour they are now – bright pink! Save some money. Not even bother to paint them. Sorry, Andy, you’ve just done yourself out of a job…mate!’

‘Never heard of those gentlemen!’ I say. ‘Or School House White is very nice.’ ‘But I don’t live in a school house!’ I retort. ‘Or Shaded or Shadow White – a couple of shades darker.’ I stare at the telephone receiver. ‘Can I have an off-white?’ ‘Yes, they do an Off White – a mid-tone white.’ Andy

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By Murray Clarke Member of the Association of Freelance Writers murrayclarke@btinternet.com

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• Tree Surgeon - Insured & Qualified. • Hedges Trimmed or Removed. • Fencing - Installation & Maintenance. • Other work includes, Jet Washing, Decorating, Gutters & General Handyman.

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Call today to have your oven, hob, extractor or Aga professionally cleaned

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Small Building Works Over 20 years' experience


My work includes:

PLUMBING AND LONG RANGE WIFI SOLUTIONS Plumbing, Bathrooms, Showers, Taps, Tiling Long range Wi-Fi solutions Call Nick 07561 826328 www.npcservices.net

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Hilltop Builders Walls & stone work specialist Small extensions • Conservatories Brickwork • Patios • Pointing up Groundworks • Fireplaces • Lintels

For a friendly reliable service call Paul 07882 086037

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• Best value for money • Free design and planning service • Quality 18mm colour co-ordinated cabinets • Extensive door styles to choose from • No pressure selling • Experienced friendly designers • Latest CAD 3D design software • Granite, solid surface and laminate worktops • Large car park

Established in 1985

“A trusted family business built on a solid reputation”

OPEN BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 10AM - 4PM From our family to yours

As a family run, independent business with over 30 years’ experience we pride ourselves on being able to provide a fully personalised and expert service which is unrivalled by larger retailers. Our extensive showroom boasts an impressive range of kitchens, worktops, bedrooms, tiles and accessories. Our team of highly experienced designers and installers are here to help create the kitchen or bedroom of your dreams.

* Terms & Conditions apply (ask in store for details)

Homes & Gardens

Quirky Britain Tales from Britain’s ‘Food War’ Zones

Holidaying in the UK this year? Then you may be looking forward to sampling some great local cheeses, cakes and artisan brews. But, before you tuck in to all that delicious produce, you should be aware of the strong emotions a well-loved local dish can inspire. Cream tea wars One of the main causes of strife between the people of Devon and Cornwall is the innocent cream tea. Ask a native Devonian to eat a cream tea and she or he will split the scone, pile clotted cream onto each half then add a dollop of jam on top of the cream. Serve someone from Cornwall the same teatime treat and they will spoon jam onto each half scone, then spread the cream on top. Last year a National Trust poster designed to attract visitors to Lanhydrock House in Cornwall caused outrage when it used a photo of a cream tea with the jam on top of the cream. In response, locals threatened to boycott the National Trust property, while one indignant Facebook member commented: “There are some things you don’t do National Trust, and putting a picture of a DEVON cream tea for a CORNISH cream tea event is disgusting.” Shape-shifting sausages Ask any traditionally-minded Scot what shape a sausage should be, and the answer is likely to be “square”. The ‘Lorne sausage’, ‘slice’ or ‘square sausage’ is a tasty mixture of minced meat, rusk and spices, served as part of a traditional Scottish breakfast. However, the ongoing culinary debate in Scotland is not, as you might think, about a sausage’s shape,

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it’s about what it should be called. In 2016 a Scot called Andy O’Donnell went so far as to create a Facebook page dedicated to the name ‘slice’ (to describe the square sausage). The page now boasts many members who regularly post photos and tongue-in-cheek comments. Whose tart is it anyway? Here in Derbyshire, the Bakewell Tart is the star turn of every cafe and bakery in Bakewell. This confection of jam, frangipane and flaked almonds inside a shortcrust pastry shell is a variant of the town’s famous dessert, Bakewell Pudding. Bakewell’s residents may be proud of their local speciality, but there’s no evidence that the recipe actually originated in the town. To make matters worse, a rival tart was discovered in 2013, when Gloucestershire’s council leader Paul James came across a recipe for a ‘Gloucester Tart’ – with almost identical ingredients – in a local history book. The discovery prompted Gloucester’s local media to gleefully exclaim: “Gloucester Tart revived – and it’s better than the Bakewell!” So before you set off on your summer break, you’d be well advised to brush up on your diplomatic skills: but get ready to run if you mix up your tarts, call a ‘slice’ a ‘Lorne sausage’ or – heaven forbid – spread your scone the wrong way. By Kate McLelland

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Tree & Garden Services Hoppinghole Wood, Milford

Your Local Friendly Gardening Company Call or text for a free quote

07718 143719 01332 840075 Grass Mowing & Edging Hedge Trimming & Removal Trees, Conifers & Bushes Pruned / Removed Fortnightly, monthly or just when you need us

Professional Maker of Bespoke Roman Blinds, Curtains, Pelmets, Box Cushions & Cushions

Individually crafted and handmade to your exact requirements, from your own fabrics. Quality linings available if required Please call or text Elaine

07759 912334 Ambergate based


LOCAL BUILDER TDB Building Over 20 years experience For all your building needs including:

■ Extensions ■ Loft Conversions ■ Roofs ■ Joinery ■ Renovations ■ Property Maintenance

Call Derek - Waingroves based 01773 302222 / 07812 995634


JUST REPLACE THE DOORS AND WORKTOPS Transform your kitchen with a makeover by Dream Doors, Derbyshire’s locallyowned, family-run business with the reassurance of a national brand behind it. It’s so easy! Not only will a Dream Doors makeover save you £1,000’s, you’ll also miss the stress, upheaval and mess that comes with a traditional refit. Changing as little or as much as you like, from a simple door swap to a complete new kitchen, we offer everything you need to make your kitchen dream a reality. Made-to-measure doors and cabinets. Fully fitted and guaranteed.

Visit the Derby Kitchen Showroom at 20 The Strand, Derby DE1 1BE. or let us bring the showroom to you!

Call Steve for your FREE survey and quotation on 01332 290600 Visit www.dreamdoors.co.uk

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Tried, tested and trusted across the UK, Colourfence is guaranteed* to last. Unlike wooden fences, you don’t need to worry about costly and time consuming maintenance. The occasional hose down will keep your Colourfence in tip top condition year after year. Your fence looks after itself so you can look after (and enjoy) your garden. Installed by highly trained specialists, once your Colourfence is up, it really stays up offering you a lifetime of hassle-free enjoyment of your garden. We are following the government guidelines and social distancing when quoting & installing.

* Hose down occasionally - terms & conditions apply.

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TME Electrical

All Types of Domestic and Commercial Work Undertaken

Sockets - Lighting - Fuseboxes - Rewires Kitchens - Phone - TV Emergency Call Out Service. Free Quotes

Periodic Inspections, Landlords Certification,

Rolec EV Chargepoint Authorised Installer. For a friendly reliable service call Tom

01773 513723 / 07974 798768 email tmeelectrical@live.co.uk www.tme-electrical.co.uk

Domestic and Industrial Electrical Engineers

A family business Over 20 years’ of experience For all your electrical needs including:

• Electric Vehicle Charging Points • Personal Heating Systems • Wiser wireless radiator thermostats Save up to £350 on your EV charging point with an OLEV grant.

Building and joinery services Conversions and Extensions Property Maintenance

No job is too small. Breakdown service

Please call us for a free no obligation quotation


07562 475154 or 07456 370360

01773 599699 The Butts Belper

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John the

T: 01773 829 222 M: 07973 506 053

Painter & Handyman

2 Burbage Close Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0DW

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Style Combi

Mature and experienced Pain�ng & decora�ng, interior, exterior & wallpapering Many years in the building trade Reliable with own tools

No Job too small

‘If you need a handyman I can turn my hand to most things’

W: www.woodwardplumbingandheating.co.uk E: info@woodwardplumbingandheating.co.uk

• Gas / Oil Boiler Installations • Gas / Oil Boiler Replacements • Gas / Oil Boiler Servicing & Repairs

Please call John 07966 765785 Based in Ripley




• Central Heating Installations • Gas Safety Inspections • Landlord Safety Certificates • Under Floor Heating


Roller Garage Doors – Industrial Shutters – Awnings – Retractable/Fixed Grills



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High Security High Quality Wide Range of Colours Fully Insulated Quiet, Smooth Operation Remote Controlled Emergency Override








SINGLE £799.00* DOUBLE £1150.00*

We also supply sectional garage doors and composite front doors.

* Subject to VAT

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NAPIT (Part P approved contractor)


• Over 30 Years’ Experience • Full & Part Rewires • Security Systems & Data Points • New Extensions, Fully Wired • Small Jobs Welcome • Free Quotes, No Obligation • Fully Insured

Call 07973 366445 07956 356553 E: ddevenport57@gmail.com


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Homes & Gardens

Gardening Liquid Gold Water conservation and management in the garden. As you swivel the magic turnkey that releases a gushing stream of clean and sparkling water into your can, pause for a moment. Marvel at the luck of the draw that finds us living in a part of the world where water is available for us to use and to misuse. The water that you pour into summer hanging baskets and sprinkle liberally on your beds and borders was once excreted by huge reptiles. Your café latte contains dinosaur pee. Indeed, water on Planet Earth has been here for almost five billion years and the total amount is just about the same as ever. It represents the ultimate success story in terms of recycling. So, what’s the problem? Portability is the problem. Gardeners will be familiar with the weight of a big can of water – bringing in water where it’s needed isn’t always easy. And when crops fail in Africa, knowing there’s ample water in the world for everyone is no help. Climate change is causing a warmer atmosphere. We either have too much water or too little; Goldilocks would rarely judge things to be ‘just right’. What we all need to do is our bit, so what ‘bit’ is best in a garden, and how can gardeners help? • Creating space for water within a garden can be life-enhancing. Aim to slow rainfall down – allow some of it to be absorbed in vegetation, then catch and retain some more. Provide a pond that collects water run-off, then enjoy watching the biodiverse-rich habitats that develop. Surround your pond with plants that can cope with flooding and drought. They will help to absorb some

of the excess during times-a-plenty, but they won’t die of heat exhaustion during a prolonged dry spell. Some examples are: Acanthus, Astilbe, Brunnera, Cornus, Eupatorium, Hemerocallis, Iris, Kniphofia, Miscanthus, Persicaria, Rudbeckia, Scabious and many more. Experimentation is all part of your gardening fun. • In places that require hard materials, choose porous options through which the rain can drain. • Divert your downpipes into water butts – these can be surprisingly beautiful if you shop around. It means you capture some of the rainwater for use when you need it the most. • Choose drought -tolerant planting for the driest parts of your garden. These plants will generally have silvery-coloured leaves or foliage that is covered in fine hair, which reduces evaporation. Once established, they should survive the hottest, driest weather that they are ever likely to get, without needing to be watered. Surround them with gravel, pebbles or boulders as this will conserve what little moisture there is in the soil, plus it looks great too. • Use plants to help your plants. One species can prop up another and provide shade if they are planted close together. Avoid bare patches of soil that will dry out in hot weather. • Consider adding structural reinforcement to your shed roof so that you can add plants. It’s such a great look and captures water as it falls. Sedums and wildflowers will give you butterflies and bees all spring and summer long. By Caroline Knight Gardendesignideas.co.uk

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Lauren’s Legacy Lauren, affectionately known as Loz, was an extraordinary daughter, sister, godmother and young lady. A girl who loved life with a reputation for partying hard, but a loyal and passionate friend to all who knew her. An avid Sheffield United supporter and dedicated to her chosen career as a nurse. Lauren was diagnosed in September 2014 with a treatable but not curable Sarcoma which started a 5-year battle with this dreadful disease, during which Lauren never complained or let it get her down.

Lauren’s Legacy directly helps teenagers and young adults going through cancer treatments by granting wishes. The aim is to be able to continue granting wishes but also to purchase a holiday home for families to spend quality time together away from the hospital environment. Their fundraising is continuous, and they are incredibly grateful to national and local companies who have helped. Likewise, individuals who have put themselves out to do sponsored events, raffles and birthday fundraisers. Pennine Garden & Trees have a special bond with Lauren’s Legacy and each month make a donation to the charity from their profits.

Instead, she took her family and friends on a wild rollercoaster ride for the next 5 years until sadly Lauren passed away on June 26th 2019 at the age of 22 years. During these years Lauren embarked on numerous charity events with the family motorcycle club, The League of Zeal (LOZ) and raised over £90,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Intent to carry on Lauren’s memory and her desire to help others, her family and friends have formed Lauren’s Legacy, a registered charity based in Heage.

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Watch points: Getting planning permission in a conservation area is a bit trickier. As a general rule you can’t apply for outline permission in a conservation area – most Local Planning Authorities will ask for a full detailed planning permission. As with conservation areas you can’t get outline permission on listed buildings. You have to prepare and submit a fully detailed design and planning application. If you’re in greenbelt land – forget it! The only things generally permitted in greenbelt are those that preserve the open nature of the greenbelt, like a golf course. Contact Jon on 07768 523901 or email jon@pilkington-architecture.co.uk

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Homes & Gardens

Book Reviews: Views on Life Biographies, memoirs and life lessons… Who the Hell is….? Various Authors Academic books aren’t always the easiest of reads. They can feel inaccessible to anyone without a degree in the subject. This series aims to put that right – each book is written in plain, jargon-free English. The series covers key historical intellectuals such as Plato, Rousseau, Marx and Nietzsche. You’ll learn about the events that shaped each person and where they got their ideas from, and take a closer look at three of their key theories. Slug Hollie McNish As you’d expect from this hugely popular poet, there’s plenty of humour, honesty and straight talking in Slug. No subject in McNish’s life is out of bounds it seems – she covers everything from birth, periods and motherhood to sex and death. Slug is not a typical poetry book – it’s sprinkled with prose and short stories. If you offend easily it may not be for you, but if you want to dip into a book that feels like a private conversation with your best friend, Slug is out now. More Than a Woman Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran’s second memoir picks up where the first left off. Moran brings her trademark wit as she explores what it means to be a middle-aged woman in modern Britain. She also lets us in on some of the most difficult challenges she’s had to face over the past few years, including helping her teenage daughter battle an eating

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disorder. It can feel a little smug at times but, on the whole, More Than a Woman is well worth a read. Choose Your Own Autobiography Neil Patrick Harris The clue to this one is in the title – rather than a straightforward ‘the whole truth and nothing but the truth’ memoir, this one gives the reader the chance to choose what to read about next and, in some cases, in which direction Harris should have headed. Will you end up starring in Doogie Howser MD or eaten by piranhas? Only you can choose. Hilarious, insightful and original, this is a great holiday read. Captain Tom’s Life Lessons Captain Tom Moore and Wendy Holden In 2020, Captain Tom set out to raise money for the NHS. He soon became a household name. A number one single followed, as did his bestselling autobiography, Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day. In Captain Tom’s Life Lessons, he shares some of the things he learned over his 100 years. There’s no preaching or lecturing, just bucketloads of warmth, humility and quiet humour. Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet Kate Pankhurst Kate Pankhurst has written several children’s books about fantastic women in history. This one focuses on environmental heroes. You’ll read about Jane Goodall and Anita Roddick, alongside lesser-known figures such as Wangari Maathai and Ingebord Beling. Each mini-bio is accompanied by full-colour illustrations. Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet may be aimed at young children, but parents, grandparents and teachers are sure to enjoy it just as much. By Kate Duggan

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Children & Education

The Diary of a Local Mum

Here, There and Everywhere… As I write this, we’re once again on tenterhooks waiting for an ‘announcement’ regarding the easing of restrictions. Will it be a case of ‘more delay’ or ‘go out to play’? We’re all keen to resume life as we once knew it, but there are aspects of lockdown that were, dare I say it, easier. Ok, ok, I know, we’re on the cusp of freedom and I’m harking on about what I’ll miss about lockdown?!? I must’ve lost the plot! I realise this sounds like madness, but bear with me … There were LOTS of really difficult things about lockdown but, for me, one of the silver linings in the fact that no-one could go anywhere was just that … no one could go anywhere! For once, life wasn’t a hectic hurtle ruled by a ticking clock, dashing from one place to the next with the precision of a military operation … and the simplicity made a refreshing change. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want it to be a permanent state. The kids really need to live their lives, complete with hobbies, events and social interactions. Staying at home would certainly drive us all bonkers in the long-term. But now these activities are back with a vengeance and I’m looking back with some heavily rose-tinted glasses on. There are two reasons why I’m finding this difficult: firstly, I’m simply out of practice. The calendar – once the most important tool in the family home – was, for many months, just a blank sheet hanging below a nice photo. Now it’s back to being Control Centre, and I’m a very rusty operations manager. I used to know timings of clubs, journeys etc. off by heart – now I constantly need reminding what time things start/finish and how long it takes to travel a once familiar journey. The other, bigger, reason is that my kids are now teenagers, so I’ve lost any element of control over arrangements. They are very good in that they ask if they can go places and keep me updated if plans change, but that’s just it – they very frequently do.

What was once a well-oiled machine is now more like a pan of spaghetti. I feel like a pilot on standby, waiting for that call which is inevitably “Can you come and get me now?” (Or “Can you come half an hour later?” when you’ve already set off). Trying to coordinate activities when you’ve only got a vague inkling what their (very fluid) ‘plans’ may be is, frankly, almost impossible. It’s like herding cats and I’m constantly met with the retort “Mum, I told you that!” when I forget who needs to be where, when. Trying to make my own plans around this chaotic state is, well, a pretty fruitless pursuit. And, while part of me thinks “Just leave them to it, they can make their own way home” the feeling that your kid is out there and may need your help is so overwhelming that it’s hard to relax and enjoy even the snatched moments of calm. Now, I can hear those of you with a small toddler hanging off your leg while you dream of at least having a wee in peace saying “Stop moaning woman! I’d give my right arm for a few minutes at home alone!” and yes, I agree – there was a time when I’d have thought this was a luxury, too. But honestly, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s a sort of ‘semi-childfree state’. You can’t make plans, go anywhere, even run a bath because you’ve only got 10 minutes turn-around time or you’re constantly waiting for that call to action. Like Bruce Wayne, but not. I mean, Batman couldn’t sit with a glass of wine in the garden on a sunny evening either, just in case. So, that’s pretty much my life at the minute. I feel like I’m on some TV challenge show where I have to dash around the countryside picking things up and dropping them off at various rendezvous points, against the clock. Maybe there’s a prize at the end? The funny thing is, as much as my head’s constantly spinning with all this mayhem, I know I’ll miss it when it’s gone.

By Helen Young

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Children & Education

Belper School Mini Sagas

Belper School students have been writing mini sagas, inspired by the crime and mystery genre. Building tension in only 100 words was no mean feat for these young writers – we hope you enjoy their sagas as much as we did! Forest Fights BANG! A gunshot rang out. The silver-plated bullet missed me by less than an inch. I nervously clutched the revolver I was holding. Slowly, I peered round the rough, wooden bark of the tree I stood behind. Through the mist, I could just glimpse another figure hiding in the dark depths of the forest. All around me the trees swayed and danced in the wind. Suddenly, another shot rang out. BANG! I only just ducked down in time. That was the final straw. I pulled the trigger. BANG! I watched as the figure slumped to the floor. Dead. By Alicia Finney, Year 7 Bad Cops, Great Crooks “This guy’s a brick wall. I’ve been trying to break him for hours and he won’t say a word.” The sergeant and I are in another heavy interrogation. This guy is a different kind of crook. “He’s part of the most dangerous crime syndicate in the city and he knows the kingpin.” The sergeant went on. “If he cracks, it will reduce crime by 40%. You think you can break him on your own?” “Never failed before, have I?” After an unrecorded “chat”, the man tells me “everything”. I think the sergeant bought it. Criminals respect their boss… By Rowan Davies, Year 8 Green Is a Lucky Colour Two people from the office have gone missing. Everyone used to be easy-going but lately they’ve just solemnly tapped on their keyboards or glanced at the empty desks. Mark, a weedy, green-eyed man, was the most on edge. He was always sweating or squirming uncomfortably in his seat; rumours drowned out the truth and, from the police to the press, everyone believed poor Mark killed

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them. Mark can’t kill but he can work out patterns, like the eye colours of the victims. Brown, blue, then green. Although Mark doesn’t know who the killer is, I know my next target. By Poppy Wilson, Year 8 Laughter in the Lie… She prepared the meal. An anniversary she’ll never forget and neither will he. The poison laced his final meal; he gulped, throat swelling tight, his last gasp of life greeted him with a distinctive darkness. Guilty. Guilty is what she was and guilty is what she pleaded. As she testified her own gruesome event, the shadow of her story lingered undetected around the dismal courthouse which soon grew loud. Laughter came bursting out like a volcano erupting – the judge’s face exploded red and through laughter, he cried, “Women can’t kill – not guilty!” she received her want… By Pheobe Bell, Year 9 The Judging of the Ghost… People say that the dead can’t talk. I think different. There’s always a glimpse of a shadow in the window. A lamp lit up in the house as it turned night. A creak of the floorboards echoed through the house. What was this? All the movements… the signs… what did it lead to? The wind breezed past outside, the window was closed, yet a chair rocked slowly. I saw blood dripping on the walls that formed a hand print. Footsteps in the distance got closer, then turned silent. By Constance Atkinson-Gregory, Year 8 The Victim Murders are my speciality. There is something intriguing about a human’s need to kill other humans. What could this case be? Jen is pinning up the crime scene photos. She looks right through me. Blood was pooled all over the floor and a familiar desk was tipped over. I know this place. The body was sprawled face down on the smart laminate floor. Jen is holding up a photo and I notice her brush away a tear. Why is she so upset? She pins the picture of the victim and my heart drops. I can see the face. It’s my face... By Alice Wardle, Year 9

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Children & Education

Parenting Camping with Kids Top tips to making sleeping under the stars a whole lot more enjoyable… Fly the flag If, like me, you have the navigation skills of Nemo’s best friend Dory, you may find yourself getting lost occasionally. A telescopic flag pole and windsock is a useful marker, particularly if you’re planning to give the kids a bit more freedom. To wee or not to wee No one enjoys a 3am trek to the loo, so a portable toilet is your friend. A potty is fine for younger children, but you’ll need something a bit more substantial for older kids (and adults). If you have room, a bucket style loo is ideal. Otherwise, try a collapsible toilet. We recently bought the Bivvy Loo, which folds down small, supports up to 23 stone and comes with biodegradable bags and powder to transform liquid to gel. Let there be light You’ll need headtorches to find your way around after dark. A rechargeable camping lantern is also useful for evenings (and those 3am toilet breaks). And a string of solar fairy lights around your door will help you to identify your tent at night. (They also look rather pretty.) A decent night’s sleep If you’re only planning to camp occasionally, air beds are usually fine. However, they do tend to deflate somewhat overnight and don’t exactly have the longest lifespan. While camping beds are more expensive, they can work out far better value in the long run. And you’re likely to get a much better night’s sleep. Dress for the occasion Even the hottest British summer’s day can turn cool at night. Close-fitting PJs (or leggings and a T-shirt) will help to keep the warmth in. Make sure you pack plenty of layers. You’ll appreciate a fleecy jumper when you’re huddled

up sheltering from the rain. Speaking of rain, it can be difficult to get dry in a tent, so waterproofs are a good idea. Eat, drink and be merry A camping stove is essential for anything longer than a weekend break, even if you’re planning to mainly barbecue or eat out. Stick to easy-to-cook meals, from breakfast fry-ups to fajitas. Don’t have an electric hook up? A cool box with ice blocks makes a useful fridge. You’ll need to refreeze the blocks each day, which you can usually do in the site shop. My kids love ‘camping cereal’ (aka mini variety packs). Pour the milk directly into the cereal bag. No bowl = less washing up. Ideally, start collecting condiment sachets a few weeks before your holiday, so you have plenty of ketchup, mayonnaise, vinegar etc. to see you through. And, what camping trip would be complete without toasting marshmallows? Other essentials worth packing include: • Washing line – string it between your tent and a tree to dry swimming costumes on • Baby wipes – handy no matter how old the kids are • Dustpan and brush • Doormat • First aid kit • Extra-thick thermal socks (Heat Holders are ideal) • Gaffer tape for tackling leaks • Travel games, a ball and a frisbee By Kate Duggan

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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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Local History Something from Strutts

Herbert Strutt School has always had people at heart. During the summer of 1940, Belper hosted children from Westcliff High School, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, evacuated as part of a mass operation to clear people from the south-east of England, seen as a target for attacks from German forces invading France. Along with many homes and locations within the town, the school became directly involved. These children had literally been told to ‘pack up and go’, arriving in Belper with nothing but an ID tag, suitcase and gas mask. They stayed until October, 1942, sharing the school with morning lessons for local children and for Westcliff in the afternoon. Strutts visitors will be familiar with the hall lectern, presented to the school in recognition of this event, bearing the memorial inscription: ‘From the Masters and Boys of the Westcliff High School June 1940 – October 1942 “I was a stranger and ye took me in”.’ Former Belper Strutts pupil Bruce Townsend recalls the air raid shelters built by playing fields across the road, Gibfield Lane swimming baths being drained to accommodate Rolls Royce office workers and pupils having to carry all their belongings around in a satchel each day, due to the sharing of desks. Bruce also mentions that teaching was a reserved occupation, therefore exempt from obligatory National Service, however some decided not to take advantage of this scheme, including the woodwork teacher, appropriately named Mr Pine.

varied activities, groups and events taking place here, for all ages. Recently, Derbyshire Toy Libraries relocated and now operates from one of the ground floor rooms, with shelving and storage packed full of brightly coloured exciting things! Established 21 years ago, the toy library is a charity, run by a small team of dedicated and passionate volunteers offering a toy hire and equipment service throughout Derbyshire. With over 1000 toys and over 260 members, it’s very popular with those playing and paying! Members pay a membership fee then hire any of the toys or equipment from the online database. With a wide variety of toys, instruments, indoor and outdoor equipment and fancy dress too, there’s something for everyone. Ideal for parents or grandparents hiring just what’s needed, ‘try before you buy’, or adding extra fun for events or family gatherings. They provide a great service, advice and recommendations too. An inspired intergenerational project, ‘Young at Heart’, also provides appropriate items to care homes locally so, from newborn onwards, there’s no age limit! Stock is thoroughly cleaned and checked after each hire and regularly replenished with monthly toy sales, donations to other charities or families in need.

There are many other accounts and memories of this time, and the Strutts Community & Business Centre Team hope to feature some more of these fascinating stories on their forthcoming newly updated website history pages.

To find out more visit www.derbyshiretoylibraries.org or search @derbyshiretoylibraries on Facebook/Instagram. We are delighted that Derbyshire Toy Libraries are now part of the Strutts project and wish them every success for the future.

Today, long after the building ceased to be an operational school, Strutts continues to be a much loved focal point for children and the community in general, with many

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Dad and Daughter Duo Doing Derbyshire Proud Derbyshire Constabulary has welcomed a new father-daughter duo that have joined the force to keep those living in, working in, and visiting the county safe. PC Chris Clayton has 28 years’ service with the force. Now, his 19-year-old daughter Lauren has started at the same section as a PCSO. Lauren still lives at home with her Dad and is interested in pursuing a career in the footsteps of her Dad by becoming a PC in the near future. PCSO Clayton said: “I have always admired my dad’s work ethic and hearing about the kinds of situations he encounters whilst on shift. “The way he has always described how rewarding it is to provide people with reassurance when they are their most vulnerable made the career sound extremely exciting, fulfilling and rewarding.

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“When I came across an opportunity to become part of Derbyshire Constabulary, I knew I would have to make the most of it, which I am sure has made my dad very pleased to say the least!” Speaking with pride, Dad PC Chris Clayton said: “It’s certainly been a journey bringing Lauren up and only seems like yesterday I was carrying her on my shoulders up the mountains of the Lake District in the hope she would be inspired by the breath-taking panoramic views, only for that to be crushed at her delight in getting phone signal!” After living it himself, Chris is very much looking forward to the experiences Lauren is yet to face within her career. He added: “It’s the working with a shift who, without prompting, are prepared to turn out and lend some support when needed that makes the job everything that it is. I know Lauren will barge my shadow out of the way and be an asset to any shift.” Lauren said: “As a PCSO, I am most excited to be a visible presence in the community and help tackle the issues which will improve the overall quality of life for the residents. It is an amazing feeling knowing you’ve helped someone and contributed to their happiness and wellbeing.”

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Animal Tales

Dolphins: The Smart, Sociable Heroes of the Sea At the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi, USA, Kelly the Dolphin has been causing quite a splash. As part of the institute’s training programme, these much-loved marine mammals have been taught to pick up any litter that drops in their pool in order to swap it for a fish reward. The system was working well until one dolphin, known as Kelly, had other ideas. After finding a large piece of paper floating on the water, she hid it under a rock at the bottom of the pool instead of giving it to her trainer. She then tore off bits of the paper, getting a fish for each new piece she presented and thus maximising her fish quota. By hiding the paper in the first place, Kelly showed that she was able to delay gratification, and researchers have admitted that her scheme to split the paper into separate pieces shows quite sophisticated thinking on her part.

The shell trick

A recent study published in the scientific journal Current Biology shows just how resourceful dolphins can be. In Shark Bay, Western Australia, a whole pod of dolphins has been observed using empty shells as spoons. This activity, which has become known as ‘shelling’, involves a dolphin chasing a fish into a giant shell then trapping it by pushing its nose into the opening. After that, the dolphin will take the shell up to the surface and shake it to release the excess water. When the water has poured out of the shell, the dolphin tips the trapped fish into its open mouth.

Dolphins in legend

Our relationship with dolphins goes back as long as people have fished and travelled the seas. They were familiar in Greek and Roman art, where illustrations on coins, pottery and mosaic

floors show leaping dolphins ridden by gods and demigods. The ancient Greeks believed them to be messengers of the sea god, Poseidon, and they were also sacred to the gods Aphrodite and Apollo. Killing a dolphin was considered a sacrilegious act. The Romans took their spiritual connection with dolphins one step further by imagining them to be guides who led the souls of the dead to the Islands of the Blessed. There have also been many stories that describe dolphins as rescuers of ships and drowning humans.

A dolphin hero

One such dolphin, nicknamed ‘Pelorus Jack,’ was famous for helping ships pass through the dangerous waters of Cook Strait, New Zealand, between 1888 and 1912. Despite the rocks and strong currents, no shipwrecks were ever recorded when Jack was present as a guide. Named after a nearby coastal area called Pelorus Sound, he was so important to shipping that he became the only individual sea creature to be protected by law in any country in the world. Mankind has long believed that dolphins are gifted with a rare intelligence and studies such as those carried out in the USA and Australia are helping us understand just how brainy they really are. No wonder we feel such a strong bond and sense of kinship with these lively, graceful and resourceful sea creatures. By Kate McLelland

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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 Beverley Kennedy or who works hard to 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 recipients of this issue’s bouquet are Matt and Chloe from ‘The Filling Station’ in Belper. They were nominated by Donna Roberts, also of Belper: “I would like to nominate Matt and Chloe at The Filling Station café for the Friendship Blooms bouquet. I have written in the past tense because my father-in-law, Alan, died in February of COVID-19, but it was Matt and Chloe’s friendship and kindness to Alan that I would like to highlight. My father-in-law Alan was a regular customer of The Filling Station and always got a warm and friendly welcome. Matt and Chloe had a flexible approach when it came to Alan and his limited taste buds. Alan liked traditional food and thought the likes of sweetcorn or coriander too modern and would not eat it. Matt would make Alan lovely, nutritious food that was not on the menu – nothing was too much trouble. They were very patient and caring towards Alan, which we, his family, were always grateful for. Matt also donates, generously and unobtrusively, to charities in Belper.” Donna Roberts 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 the distribution area of All Things Local, Belper Edition (listed on front cover). Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and send to Friendship Blooms, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or e-mail your nomination to helen@allthingslocal.co.uk putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination.

Matt and Chloe from The Filling Station receive the Friendship Blooms bouquet from Donna (2nd left) and her daughter, Elise (far left)

Closing date for nominations for the next issue is Wednesday 25th August 2021. All nominations are kept on file and you will be contacted if your nomination has been selected. Contact information is only used by All Things Local; no information is given to any third party.

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Index Accommodation: Shining Cliff Hostel Aerials: AMC Aerials Aerials: Satellite Aerial Services Airport Transfers: Holbrook Travel Animal Welfare: The Cat’s Protection League Architect: Green 2K Design Architect: Pilkington Architecture

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Bathrooms: Belper Kitchens & Bathrooms Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Blinds: UK Blinds Blinds & Curtains: Elaine’s Blinds & Curtains Blinds, Curtains & Shutters: Hillarys Builder’s Merchant/Landscaping Products: Browns Building Work: 3Sixty Property Solutions Building Work: A Allsop Building Work: Hilltop Builders Building Work: JJN Building Work: Little Job Building Co Building Work: Simon Owen Response Building Work: TDB Builders

51 55 59 57 47 2 40 49 56 44 65 49 39 47

Car Body Repairs: B A Kelf Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton Car Leasing: Cocoon Vehicles Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: EDM Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage Caravan Servicing: EDM Carpets & Flooring: Brian Gration Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt & Sons Cleaning/Sanitising: Time For You Computer Support: PC Support

32 32 33 30 31 30 30 30 63 36 7 35 11

Dentures: Beautiful Dentures Dog Grooming: The Fur Dresser

26 4

Education: Derbyshire County Council Adult Education Electrician: A Hallam Electrician: Andy Hill Electrician: Devenport Electrical Electrician: JB Electrical & Security Systems Electrician: McPherson-Davis Electrician: Midlec Electrician: TME Electrical

70 65 56 52 57 39 49 49

Fencing: Able Fencing Fencing: ColourFence Financial Advice: Belper IFS Florist: Floraline Foot Health: Amber Feet Fuel: Browns/Signal Fuels Furniture: The Wood Sanctuary

55 48 10 76 27 40 34

Garage Doors: Garolla Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors Garden Living: Cabin Master Garden Services: Cartwright’s Garden Services: Jaam Properties Garden & Property Services: The Garden Guy Gutter Clearance: Gutter PRO Gym (Ladies only): Gymophobics

62 65 3 63 36 44 39 23

Home & Garden Maintenance: The Handyman Lee Hotel: The Derby Hotel Blackpool

61 16

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Kitchens: Belper Kitchens & Bathrooms Kitchens: Dream Doors Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Kitchens: Sonna Kitchens

51 47 45 59 38

Landscaping: Mount Pleasant Landscaping Loft Ladders: More than Loft Ladders

38 50

Mobility Services: Derbyshire Mobility Ltd


Optician: Belper Opticians Optician: Hurst Opticians Oven Cleaning: Oven Wizards Oven Cleaning: Spring Fresh

1 79 44 56

Painting & Decorating: John the Painter Painting & Decorating: Roy Milner Painting & Decorating: TCA Home Maintenance Personal Trainer: Alex Robinson Pest Control: MW Pest Control Plastering: Claxton Plastering Plastering: JM Plastering & Property Maintenance Plastering: McPherson-Davis Plastering: S Beresford Plumbing & Heating: Belper Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: LEEVA Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: MDA Plumbing & Heating: NPC Plumbing & Heating: Richard Fearn Plumbing & Heating: Woodward Property Maintenance: 3Sixty Property Solutions Property Maintenance: JM Plastering & Property Maintenance Property Maintenance: Simon Owen Response Public House: The Kings Head Duffield

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Restaurant: Angelo’s Bistro Restaurant, Function Room, Hotel: Horsley Lodge Restaurant, Function Room, Hotel: Morley Hayes Restaurant: Nonno’s Roofing Specialist: County & McAndrews Room/Venue Hire: The Strutt Club

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Security: Prestige Solicitors: Ellis Fermor & Negus Solicitors: Shacklocks Solicitors: Smith Partnership Speech Therapy: Roxanne Kent

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Taxi: Holbrook Travel Tree Care: ArborEx Tree Care: Cartwright’s Tree Care: Charnwood Tree Services Tree Care: Clip ‘Em & Fell ‘Em Tree Care: Greg Long Tree Care: The Garden Guy Tree & Garden Services: Mark Hudson Tree & Garden Services: Pennine Tyres & Exhausts: ETS

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Vet Care: John Rosie Vet Care at Home Visitor Centre: Wirksworth Heritage Centre

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WiFi: NPC 44 Window Cleaning: Deluxe Window Cleaning 36 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Smartglaze 37 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Trade Windows 43 Windows, Doors, Glass Replacements: JG Glazing 57

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