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Hello readers I know it seems like a distant memory now but I hope you all enjoyed a lovely time over Christmas and the New Year. Ours was a little different … In our house, Roy my husband is usually the first up and out of bed and he always brings me a welcome delivery of tea before I slide from under the duvet to take on the day ahead. Well, a few days before Christmas the roles were reversed as I got up first for an early appointment. So I did the decent thing and half-asleep, I went down to the kitchen and popped the kettle on. Roy never did receive his eagerly-awaited and very rarely-delivered cuppa though! As I ascended the stairs with a mug of piping hot brew in each hand, I spotted Thomas our ginger cat lying across one of the steps (well camouflaged by the biscuit-coloured carpet) just at the very last moment. It was too late! Whilst Thomas escaped injury, I ended up in an undignified heap on the stairs and a visit to Ripley Hospital confirmed I’d fractured at least one rib. This turned our Christmas and New Year plans completely upside-down. Anyone reading this who has suffered the same injury will know exactly what the pain is like. Well, to cut a long story short Roy has been an absolute star as I’ve not been able to do anything at all. For the first time ever, he did the Christmas food shop single-handedly and he cooked our Christmas Day dinner – the full works too! He did such a great job of it that I think it would be selfish of me not to let him have another go next year. Thank you to Roy for taking such good care of me. We’ve just celebrated our 21st Wedding Anniversary and my only regret is that it’s taken me this long to realise what a great chef he is. He’s definitely much better than me at making and delivering the morning cuppa too! Many thanks to The Bulls Head at Denby Common for providing a 2 course Sunday lunch for 2 people as this edition’s crossword prize – turn to page 6 to enter. You may want to book a local restaurant to celebrate St Valentine’s Day on Wednesday 14 February or Mother’s Day on Sunday 11 March. We are very fortunate to have so many lovely restaurants in the area to choose from – including The Bulls Head. Wherever you choose, make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

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Don’t forget that British Summertime begins on Sunday 25 March 2018 so your clocks will need to be put forward by one hour. Best wishes and I’ll see you again in spring. Karyn Karyn Milner, Publisher/Editor E: T: 01332 882882 or 07977 272770 W: Follow us on Twitter @ATLMagazines

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Contents Competitions & Puzzles Prize crossword – Win a 2 Course Sunday Lunch for 2 People at The Bulls Head, Denby Common 6 Children’s Puzzles 58 Friendship Blooms – FREE FLOWERS! 65 Champagne Sudoku 68 Business & Professional 2 Lifestyle 10 Food, Drink, Entertainment 18 Health, Beauty, Fitness 23 Motoring 31 Home & Garden 33 Children & Education 56 Community 60

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Legal Matters Business & Professional Shacklocks Solicitors

Legal Matters:

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

Dealing with Financial Matters when a Marriage Ends If you feel that your marriage has Making a Will is a serious business. It is a irretrievably broken downcause and to time which gives many people stop and think about how they want to be there is no reasonable prospect remembered when they are gone. of reconciliation then you should Many people are attracted by the idea of consider divorce. doing something to help others less

fortunate than of themselves passis that The main benefit proceedingafter with they a divorce if their family are resolved. itaway, allowsparticularly financial matters to be properly adequately provided for to orbe if they havebinding no it For any financial settlement definitely needs be approved the court and this close to family. Whilstbysome still like the can ideaonly be after pronouncement of decree nisi within of done supporting major national charities, there a divorce. are many who prefer to benefit more local causes or causes close to their heart, possibly

The process obtaining is fairly where theyofhave had aa divorce personal involvement straightforward. The complexity arises when you or received support during their lifetime. try and unravel your entwined finances.

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Decisions when a marriage ends of maysetting be clients inmade this situation is the idea emotional ones and you might focus on what you up their own charitable trust which can need now, such as a home, and not give a thought to continue charitable the future, to for provide example support what yourfor income will be in causes of their choosing long after they have retirement.

passed away. Creating your own charity meansyou that your trustees can provide Before even think about settlement you need to support tothere those who need help most. know what is to share. The value of capital Theresuch can as beproperties a great sense of satisfaction in assets and business assets needs knowing that your carry out to be established as dotrustees liabilities.will Pensions should yourbewishes afterand youyou have that to also considered maygone need and an actuary your name be associated with such calculate howwill pensions should be shared. Yougood may need theeven assistance of theare court compel your deeds after you no to longer around.

spouse to make full financial disclosure or to prevent your spouse disposing of assets. At Shacklocks we have set up a number of

charitable trusts over the 150 years or so we

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property of andthe other financial resources you have or Another trusts we look may have after was in setthe upfuture, by a your clientfinancial needs now and in thewanted future, the standard of living enjoyed during who to help people the marriage, your age and the duration of the with particular medical marriage, any disabilities you or your spouse may conditions. Her kindness have, contributions made or has likely to be made to enabled her trustees to provide the family, any benefit you may lose due to divorce financial support to aconduct. gifted and, in very rare cases, young musician who has experienced a number of ishealth issues have interfered Every case different. Onethat household will be split with her education, that child to you in two and 50/50 may to notenable be appropriate when be educated the most appropriate consider all theincircumstances of your particular case. environment. What your aunt’s friend “got in her divorce” may be very different to the settlement which is right for you

your spouse. Aand Charitable Trust can be set up either during your lifetime with savings and If you do not built receive right advice then you might investments upthe already, or alternatively end up with what seems like a good through a specially prepared Willdeal thatnow willbut you may back in a few years regret resolving only takelook effect following yourand death and financial matters in the way you will therefore not deprive youdid. of capital or income during your lifetime. If you are considering a divorce then the time to seek legal advice is now, so do not delay.

Our team at Shacklocks have a particular speciality in preparing arrangements this Shacklocks LLP currently offer all newoffamily kind andanalso of free acting professional clients initial halfashour appointment. trustees to enable wishes to to beany fulfilled and Before committing yourself financial instructions benot followed. settlement, to why take the opportunity of speaking to one of our experienced family

Iflawyers you aretothinking supporting charities see howofwe can help you? Contact through Will on or 01773 during822333 your lifetime Marcellayour Kilbane or email with a lump sum, why not talk to us about the different ways in which we can help you benefit those good causes, and how to make the most of the tax rules that enable a charitable cause to benefit. Call us at Shacklocks to talk about how we can help you to help your favourite local causes. Marcella Kilbane Telephone Shacklocks on 0845 602 2344 or email me at

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Money Matters: Flexibility in Retirement‌ Needed or Not? Britain is seeing a radical social change with retirement. Once upon a time, not so long ago, men retired at 65 and women aged 60. As people live longer (men to 84.3 years on average and women to 86.5), it has put more pressure on the State to fund pensions as well as the NHS to maintain people in reasonable health. A quirk of statistics though shows that a female has a 50% chance of living to 89 but, once at that age, has a 50% chance of living to 94! That same female at 94 then has a 50% chance of living to 98! Recent additional pension reforms (April 2015), coinciding with economic conditions such as quantitative easing and other fiscal policy, have contrived to make the cost to retire extremely expensive for many people. Increasingly, fewer people aspire to retire completely once they hit their State Pension Age and it appears to be a good job too. Many people now look to retirement as not the end of their working career but as a different stage of their later life which may result in a more flexible or part-time approach to work. For many it is not just a financial need they are addressing but the need to maintain social contact, routines or just to exercise their body and minds. So, it makes sense that the flexibility of living in retirement may lead a person to need flexibility in their retirement solutions too. Traditional solutions,

such as annuities, offer solid and sustainable lifetime income but with very little flexibility. Once in payment, a lifetime annuity cannot be stopped or accelerated. But such certainty of income helps with financial planning. If only you knew how long you were going to live! Similar can be said of scheme benefits from defined benefit schemes such as a final salary scheme. Once a decision is made over accessing some benefits from some solutions, then it is irreversible. Current pension legislation has created greater choice of retirement solutions which can provide greater flexibility, but with it comes aspects of uncertainty such as how long is an income likely to be sustainable? What if the investment markets fell in value? How would it impact the retirement income when we don’t know how long we are going to live? In short, additional risks. So, receiving advice and guidance on your options in retirement is essential.

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Hobbies Felting

Whether you were learning to sew at school, playing a musical instrument, driving a car or trying on hats, you are almost certainly likely to have used an object made with felt at some time in your life. This surprisingly versatile material is not only perfect for craft purposes but it also has a range of industrial uses, particularly in the automotive industry. Once viewed as a functional and slightly dull material, its image has been transformed by textile artists who revolutionised its use by using felt to make artworks, clothing and fashion accessories. Felt can be made from all types of wool fibre as well as other animal fibres such as alpaca, cashmere and angora. It’s not possible to turn synthetic fibres into felt on their own, but some synthetics can be combined with wool to give more resilience and longevity. Felting is a simple process and, once created, the fabric can be used to make a wide range of items, from sculptures and wall hangings to rugs, slippers, cushion covers and even quirky items of jewellery.

Wet felting This is a method of creating a flat piece of felt. All you need to get started is a mat made of thin bamboo strands (like a sushi mat), some wool fibres, a bar of soap, a piece of bubble wrap and a length of nylon netting, plus warm water and detergent in a spray bottle. Lay out the bamboo mat and place even layers of fibres along its surface, each layer set at a 90 degree angle from the one underneath. Then cover with nylon netting, spray with a water and detergent mix until soaked through and agitate and compress the fibres beneath the netting (using soapy bubble wrap) until they hook together to create a single piece of fabric. When the material has matted together you can use the bamboo mat to roll and squeeze the water out of the felt before leaving it to dry.


If you are creating a picture or wall hanging, you can lay different coloured fibres onto the final layer to create a visual image before squeezing out the water and drying the artwork.

Needle felting This is a popular technique for creating 2D and 3D shapes, in which special notched needles are used to tangle and compress a mass of fibres in order to create a sculpture or piece of jewellery.

Nuno felting This is a technique developed by Australian fibre artist Polly Stirling, who bonds wool fibres onto a thin background fabric such as silk gauze or muslin. Nuno techniques can create anything from a delicate scarf to a thick winter coat. Textile artist Rosiepink has posted some easy-to-follow, free “how to” guides online, supported by three eBooks on creating felt artworks (see http://rosiepink.typepad. Alternatively, look for a copy of “A Beginner’s Guide to Feltmaking” by Shirley Ascher and Jane Bateman (you could try your local library), which gives step-by-step instructions on felt-making as well as suggesting a number of felt projects. Making felt is easy and very rewarding, with the potential to create a wide range of vibrant and exciting artworks and objects. It only takes a few simple tools, a bag of fibres and some imagination to get started, so if you ever felt like learning a new skill, felting may be for you. By Kate McLelland

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Just a Thought... It’s Not Bunny Anymore As we emerge from winter into slightly brighter days and a sense of newness, it begins. The run up to the next festivity … and that, of course, is Easter. Eggs abound in every shop on every street in every town. Cascades of chocolate run like rivers betwixt every shelf and aisle and checkout. Cute creatures adorn every purchasable item; cheerful chicks, leaping lambs and the absolute favourite of all Easter depictions, the fluffy bunny. It is, of course, a consumerist dream and a disposable packaging nightmare rolled conveniently and distressingly into one. Who can refuse their child’s shrieks and pleas for a choccie chick or a hot crossed bunny?! I do think a thought should be spared for our planet

as well as our purses and, of course, sanity at this time. Plastic packaging is immediately discarded to the bin, and then to landfill and then … well then, to nowhere. It does not break down; it lingers in our seas, rivers, plants, fields, crops and animals. It seeps its toxic components into our water and food supply and, essentially, into us. I’m not blaming Easter personally for the choking of our own planet by plastic products! I am using it as an example of something that seems frivolous, fun and festive when the bigger picture is more frantic and frightening. So please, if you can, buy produce in paper or loose, take your own bags to carry shopping , ditch the packaging and say no to plastic this Easter and beyond. Crucifying our own planet in plastic just isn’t bunny anymore.

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The Better Life Winter Flue Jab “We should have done this last year,” Anne stared reproachfully at the anaerobic fireplace puffing in the little back room. The cat glanced in my direction and then walked off in disgust. She was right of course - Anne, I mean. In my defence, we hadn’t needed to light the fire during the summer and I hadn’t decided then that it was high time I had a special place to do my writing. It seems that chimney sweeps are a curious blend of the ancient and the modern. Our regular ‘traditional’ sweep arrived in a top-of-the-range Land Rover Defender (i.e. a proper Land Rover) with a set of poles, a vacuum cleaner, a laptop and a tiny camera. The sheets went down and it didn’t take him long to diagnose the problem. “You’ve got a bad case of Jackdaw-itis,” he said as we gathered around his laptop. The camera was swiftly replaced with a brush and we retreated to the kitchen to put the kettle on. Our sweep made an array of interesting noises and did battle, calling us back in a little later – as witnesses – once the jackdaw nest had yielded. It was a complete mess and my comment about there being some good kindling in there failed to win Anne over. However, we weren’t out of the woods yet, so to speak; we were about to get an education. Yes, we knew that we needed a cowl fitted; and no, of course we didn’t burn much unseasoned wood. Pine is the worst culprit – it clogs up the chimney and is liable to spit. Burning driftwood indoors is another no-no, due to salt corrosion on cast iron, and wooden pallets may be treated with chemicals. Lesson over, we brought out tea and Anne’s ginger shortbreads to accompany tales of terrible chimneys in the area – a list we’d now joined. We listened, enviously, as Trevor (not his real name) told us about his chickens – Molly, Polly and Dolly (named by his children). He regaled us with the story of the fox that came near the chicken run at 11pm every night until they left it an alarm clock, a plan that backfired when it went off because it freaked out the hens. Trevor also has a mini-orchard of five trees. I knew enough to drop into the conversation, “M9 root stock,” which seemed to impress him. He revealed his skill at dowsing, having located a water source in a field for a local farmer, using just a forked hazel stick and a pendulum (for a second opinion). Some of his stories were genuinely quite odd, although the cat seemed to really take to him and she’s an excellent judge of character.


We added a date on our gardening calendar for the new cowl to be fitted, weather permitting, and sent him on his way. I look forward to his next visit; I want to hear about his 20-year-old tortoise. Once Trevor left I was true to my work and went outside to sift the debris for kindling. I also started wondering whether a log burning stove would be better for the back room, on the grounds of efficiency and aesthetics. After all, there’s always a faint chance that one of my books will eventually need a back cover photograph of the author at work. By Derek Thompson

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Travel The French Ardennes In north-eastern France, the Regional Nature Park of the Ardennes rises towards the Belgian border, festooned in hills and vales, fast-flowing rivers, dramatic rocks, lush hedgerows and deep forests home to wild boar and deer. Haunted by ancient legends, laced with trails and glorious views, it is largely undiscovered and a haven for nature lovers, covering 117,000 hectares. Trekking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking or sailing on the rivers, there are many ways to explore and maybe spot the beavers at work, a black stork or a peregrine falcon, a black woodpecker or a hazel grouse sitting on a branch. Wild orchids and carnivorous sundews peep here and there and golden broom and purple heather splash colour on the higher slopes. The scenery is forever changing but most endearing is the green finger of land pointing north and the valleys of the Meuse and its tributary the Semoy. Tumbling down from the Belgium uplands, the Semoy meanders through verdant countryside on its way to the Nature Park across the border. There, from the village of Hautes-Rivières to the confluence with the Meuse, a 20km long cycle path follows every bend of the river, punctuated by rocky outcrops and viewpoints such as the ‘Cross of Hell’, a name which leaves plenty to the imagination. In clear weather, you might just see the Croix Scaille, at 503 metres the highest point in the French Ardennes. The Meuse meanders on and on, revealing its most stunning panoramas when you follow the trails along the crest. For many visitors, the true icon of the valley is Monthermé, nestling crescent-shaped at the tip of a peninsula, stretching out like a green dragon’s tongue as the river almost closes a perfect loop. The water glistens as blue as the sky and densely wooded hills roll as far as you can see in all shades of green. A path climbs through the forest to a series of precipitous rocks where you


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can look down on Monthermé and one of the most spectacular river loops in France. In the distance the silhouettes of the ‘Four Sons of Aymon’ rise on a rocky ridge above the village of Bogny. According to legend, the knights escaped from Charles the Great on a magic horse, taking refuge in the Ardennes where they were turned into rocks. In this fantastic landscape legends abound, from the Devil’s Castle to the Spinner’s Bench or the rocks of the Ladies of the Meuse, petrified for being unfaithful during the crusades. In the spring, Monthermé comes into its own with a popular festival dedicated to the legends of the Ardennes and the ‘little people’ who hide among the rocks. Festival over, it is time to ramble along the trails – 47 of them – from easy strolls to more demanding climbs, criss-crossing the park all the way to Givet at the northern tip, taking in the star-shaped citadel of Rocroi, the lakes, the laurel forest and the slate route around Fumay. The people of the valley are proud of their heritage and that includes the industry which remains a valuable source of income. Just like the wartime memories, it is part of the Ardennes but in this little corner of France, off the beaten track, you’ll discover sleepy villages of yellow or blue-tinged stone, fortified churches, castles, abbeys or isolated farms with a beautiful backdrop of verdant hills and valleys. By Solange Hando

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Short Story Precious Dan leaned against a lamp post covered in posters, watching the house at number fifteen. The curtains were drawn and the place seemed deserted. If Alan was the creature of habit that Dan thought he was, any moment now he’d be returning home with his tray of chips and a battered sausage. Alan had dropped Dan’s sister-in-law, Pam, off on New Year’s Day, with the promise to come and collect her the day after. He hadn’t been seen since. “Do you think they’ve had a row?” Dan had asked his wife Amy. “Pam’s being tight-lipped,” Amy said. “She just flops on the settee all day eating your chocolate liqueurs and sniffing.” Dan would never describe Alan as much of a catch, but he felt compelled to reunite these two lovebirds – if nothing else, just to get his sofa back. On cue, a shadowy figure crept through the shadows and slipped through the doorway into number fifteen. Dan crossed the road and hammered on the door. There was no answer. The letter box was wedged open with a copy of the same poster about a missing sphynx cat that had been stapled to the lamp post. He pushed it to one side and shouted, “Alan, it’s Dan, I know you’re in there.” There was silence. “I’m not interested in what’s gone on between you and Pam,” he called. “I just want to know you’re okay.” The hall light came on. The door creaked open and Alan stood in the hallway holding his battered sausage. “Is Pam alright?” he asked, taking a bite. “She’s worried about you,” Dan said. “We all are.” Alan’s face crumpled. “I’ve done something unforgiveable,” he said. Dan’s heart sank. Was he going to be stuck with his sister-in-law indefinitely?

“I can’t promise you that.” Dan followed Alan into the lounge. “Just tell me what’s happened.” “I need more time.” Alan perched on the arm of the sofa and regarded his chips mournfully. “Time for what?” Dan said. “For the cat’s fur to grow back,” Alan said miserably. “I beg your pardon?” Dan said. “I went out for a few ales with Dufty after I dropped Pam off.” Alan ate another chip. “And the next morning I discovered I’d shaved Precious.” “Do you mean Pam’s cat?” Dan asked in surprise. “Yes, Precious the cat,” Alan nodded. “I’d shaved all her fur off. No idea why. I don’t even remember doing it.” His shoulders heaved. “I’ve made her a little jumper.” Dan felt a powerful urge to laugh. “Alan, Precious is at our house with Pam,” he said gently. “You brought her in her basket, remember?” Through the cat flap climbed a fierce looking bald cat wearing a ragged tube sock. Dan looked at the cat, and the cat scowled back. “If that’s not Precious,” Alan said nervously, “what is it?” “It’s a sphynx cat.” Dan crouched down and examined the cat’s collar. “Her owners have been looking for her.” “I’ve shaved a stranger’s cat!” Alan wailed. Dan was about to explain that sphynx cats were supposed to be hairless when he stopped himself. “I can fix this for you. No one need ever know,” he said instead. “But first, phone Pam and beg her to come home.” “I owe you Dan.” Alan licked ketchup off his fingers. Staring warily at the cat he picked up his phone.

“Tell me what it is,” he asked calmly. “I’m sure we can fix it.”

Yes you do, thought Dan, and said, “A box of chocolate liqueurs would be a good place to start.”

“Pammy mustn’t know,” Alan said desperately.

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And Another Thing... Tom’s Year of Change

This January signified, as so often, a new beginning, a new start. Sarah, my Dearly Beloved, plonked a cup of green tea in front of me and announced: “Tom I have decided that 2018 is the ‘Year of Change’. I have new dreams for this family. But first, tell me about your resolutions.” Replacing my copy of Diesel Injectors for Dummies on the coffee table, my thoughts turned for the first time to the impending twelve months. “Well for starters, I am determined to avenge Nigel for his 4-0 whitewash on the pool table in the bar of the Old Paraffin Lamp. But of course that means more practice, so...” Apparently, my punishing training schedule on the threadbare green baize in the bar of our local was not the kind of resolution Sarah had in mind. A glossy tome was unceremoniously plonked into my lap. “Welcome to Whitefield Gardens, your new Johnson Ian Home. What on earth is this?” “Come on, grab your coat – we’re going house hunting.” Weaving the Mondeo around the exposed ironworks of an unadopted road, I eased my chariot into the visitor’s car park. Slaloming through a strange wrought iron maze, Sarah guided me into an office adjoining a newly constructed house. “This is the show home, Tom, isn’t it lovely?” “The architect hasn’t half gone to town on the study hasn’t he? I could fit three desks in here.” A middle aged lady wearing an azure blue suit, sporting Shirley Temple curls and a face the colour of burnt ochre rose from behind her desk and announced, “Sir, this isn’t an office, this is the garage.” Wondering how easy it would be to smash the Mondeo through the double glazing, I followed Shirley Temple and Sarah through a white door into a white kitchen. I was about to step onto the shiny marble floor when our host span round and, holding up two blue plastic bags, requested that we put them on so as not to bring in any dirt into the show home. I dutifully complied and followed the two ladies towards the beautiful surroundings. As Sarah engaged Miss Temple in a conversation about light fittings, I decided to chip in with my twopenn’orth. “So how much is this pad anyway?” The two ladies turned to face me. Shirley Temple smirked, Sarah was appalled. “Tom, those blue covers are not for your head – take it off!” “Oh right, I wondered why I had two anyway.” “No, not on your hands, on your feet!”

Suitably protected, I popped my head into a cupboard under the stairs. “Someone’s left a toilet in here.” A stony-faced Miss Temple corrected me. “That’s the downstairs cloakroom, sir. And through here is the lounge.” I followed Sarah into a modern-day front parlour where I nestled into the soft furnishings. “This armchair is very generous, I bet with a squeeze we could both fit on here.” “Tom, that’s the sofa. By the way I love the wallpaper.” Shirley Temple beamed. “Thank you! We’ve had the whole house dressed by our interiors team.” “When are they going to finish it off? What about the rest of it?” “Tom – that is called a feature wall.” Suitably chastised we adjourned upstairs to a collection of pokey rooms, most of which seemed to contain toilets. “Look Sarah, there’s another loo in here!” “Tom, they are en-suites. I just love the way they’ve designed it all.” “Bit cramped though isn’t it? Imagine shoehorning all our stuff into here?” “Well that’s the whole point, isn’t it dear – we are going to have to declutter!” Miss Temple, irked at my candid remarks, through the most insincere of smiles said, “Maybe, sir, our Heritage Range of homes has not been aimed at you.” “Then who have they been aimed at? Lilliputians with weak bladders?” On the way home (conducted mainly in silence), I detoured to our local DIY store in an effort to repair marital relations, where I allowed myself to be frogmarched into the home interiors section and vigorously schooled on the benefits of the ‘feature wall’. One wallpaper table later, it appeared that 2018 was, indeed, going to be the year of change… By Tom Hughes Follow Tom @groomsdaybook

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Chorizo and Prawn Paella This one-pan supper can be on the dinner table in less than one hour. Serve with a crisp green salad and some crusty bread for a delicious and filling midweek meal. Serves: 4 Ready in: 50 minutes Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 250g chorizo sausage, diced 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 4 celery stalks, chopped 225g paella rice Few strands of saffron 850ml hot chicken or vegetable stock 200g raw king prawns (thawed if frozen), peeled with tails left on Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp paprika Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve in warmed bowls sprinkled with the paprika.

Method: Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan and fry the chorizo sausage for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the onion, garlic and celery to the pan and fry gently for 8-10 minutes, stirring, until softened.

Add some diced red or yellow pepper and a handful of chopped fresh parsley for extra colour and flavour.

Stir in the rice and saffron strands and cook for 1 minute, then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, until the rice is almost tender and nearly all the liquid has been absorbed, stirring frequently. Add the chorizo and prawns to the pan and cook for a further 5-6 minutes, until the prawns are cooked through and pink.


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Word on Wine What is ‘Wine’? Most soft fruits with high sugar content can be made into some form of wine. The start is to allow the fruits to ferment with yeast. The yeast can either be ‘wild’, as found around or on the plants, or artificially added to give a particular taste and result. From the sugars of the fruit the yeast produces a gas, carbon dioxide, which gives the fizzy sensation on the tongue when young and the bubbles to sparkling wines, and alcohol, for that relaxed feeling. Wines produced from grapes have been available for a long time. Since before man settled into groups and started to cultivate the land, fresh fruit was gathered and, if left too long, fermented into an alcoholic drink. One of the oldest known wild grape vines originated thousands of years ago in an area by the Black Sea in what is now Georgia, Armenia and eastern Turkey. This grape was well suited to quick fermentation and easily turned into wine, due to its natural sweetness. It is the only vine species native to Europe and the Near East. Due to its pivotal role in the development of wine growing it has been give the botanical classification of Vitis vinifera – ‘the wine-bearing grape’. From this original vine species there are now 10,000 varieties of grape vines. Some have been naturally developed and some have been created by man by cross-fertilisation. Many are fairly obscure, with only a small proportion being commercially viable for the production of wine. There are only 12 out of the 10,000 that constitute the main wine grapes of today, most of which are French in origin. These are the 6 reds and 6 white varieties that you mainly see on your supermarket shelves: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Sémillion, Syrah (Shiraz), Reisling, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Gerwürtraminer and Gamay. These 12 grape varieties have been taken all around the world by growers, and tried in all sorts of locations. People searched the globe for similar locations to those in which they knew the vines had been grown in Europe. Some vines like cool hillsides by big oceans while others like the sunny plains of places like Spain. Where the growers found the right spot, the grapes blossomed to give a distinctive signature wine for the country. Today, from its small beginnings, wine production has become a major industry all over the world. Growers and winemakers control all aspects of its production, from the initial selection of the grape variety, to the location of the vineyards, the nurturing of the plants,


the way the grapes are harvested, the way fermentation starts, temperature-controlled storage and special delivery. So, the next time you open a bottle and sip the wine just think of the history and work that is in the glass and enjoy every drop. If you like wine and would like to learn more, why not come along to one of our monthly meetings? Visit our website at or our Facebook page for details. Alternatively, please contact me on 01159 303712 for more details of our meeting and the variety of wines we will be tasting.

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assisting with weight loss, improving muscle tone and increasing fitness. These classes are popular with both men and ladies, and are refreshingly different from the usual fitness classes, as one client explains:

New Year, New You!

We all do it…every year we make resolutions and then, part way into January, they’re already starting to slide. Why? Because we make the same old vague, uninspiring resolutions every year. ‘Get Fit’. ‘Lose Weight’. ‘Go to the gym’. It’s no wonder they’re hard to stick to!

This year, why not ditch the boring resolutions and go all out for a ‘New Year, New You’ by trying something NEW! Not diets, not treadmills – but something that will actually engage, inspire and motivate you. And, most importantly, make a difference. I offer a range of options from personal training, using bespoke programmes tailored to you which are delivered with boundless encouragement and enthusiasm, to dietary programmes designed to make you rethink your approach to fuelling your body. I also offer weekly boxing sessions at three local venues (Ripley, Milford, Little Eaton) which provide a fantastic all over body workout perfect for

“I first went along to the boxing class when a friend suggested it. I had no idea what to expect – I thought maybe we’d be flouncing about to some music and punching the air, so when I saw gloves and pads I felt quite intimidated! However, we were made to feel really welcome and were given plenty of help and guidance to make sure we learnt the correct technique. I went from thinking ‘I’m not sure this is for me’ to absolutely loving it! It’s really hard work but the time flies by and I always come out on a high. It feels great to do something totally different and out of my comfort zone. I’ve never stuck at any fitness class for long before (there was always an excuse not to go) but I really hate it if for any reason I can’t make boxing. I never thought I’d say it, but I’m hooked!” So, make a resolution to try something new this year and make 2018 the year that you actually achieve those fitness goals. By Alex Robinson View Alex’s profile on the National Register of Personal Trainers ( and the Register of Exercise Professionals ( Contact Alex on 07817 337861 or email

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Derbyshire Walking: Belper to Blackbrook Walk Type: Hilly countryside with several steep climbs Distance: 7 miles (11 km) Time: Allow 3 1/2 - 4 hours Waymarking: Routeway 14 OS Map: Explorer 259 (1:25,000) Derby Landranger 128 (1:50,000) Derby Start: Belper River Gardens car park (pay & display), A6 Belper. Grid Ref SK 24/34 345 483 This walk provides a wider view of the influence and heritage created by the Strutt family in Belper. Starting and ending with close views of the cotton mills, much of the walk passes through farmland previously owned by the family. The farm produced fresh meat, milk and vegetables for employees to purchase, through the employer, to help maintain their health.

The Route 1. Turn right out of the car park towards Belper, turn right at the traffic lights into Bridge Foot, go over Belper Bridge crossing the River Derwent then up Belper Lane, taking the first turn right onto Wyver Lane. 2. After 1km go past the sign at the start of Wyver Lane Nature Reserve and then take the next left onto the bridle path up to Wyver Farm. Follow the field boundary, keeping the wall on your left, until you reach the farm.

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Wyver Lane Nature Reserve is managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and provides an excellent local example of an increasingly rare habitat – inland wetlands. With fringing reeds, grassy banks and trees, it attracts a wide variety of bird and insect life. On the track up to the farm you will be rewarded with some excellent views through to Crich Stand and Broadholme on the A609 behind you. Follow the track through several gates and through the farm buildings and keep straight ahead so that the tall wall is immediately on your left-hand side. Go through the gate between the high wall on the Wyver left and theNature Reserve Lane Wyver Lane Nature Reserve cowshed on the right. 3. Go through the next two gates (close together) and continue straight ahead with the field boundary (hedge

then stone walls) on the right, through four fields and into Belper Lane End hamlet, joining the public road beside Chapel House. Turn right along the road (beware of the traffic) towards the former Bulls Head public house. At the public house turn right and take the left-hand fork signposted to Shottle. At Gorses Farm (after about 150 metres) turn left between the house and farm buildings up a track. This bends right and, after 100 metres, becomes an uphill footpath between stone walls. This track is known as Narrow Lane.

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Health, Beauty & Fitness 4. At the top go straight across down Wilderbrook Lane to a stile about 100 metres on the left (if you reach a footpath sign on the right you have gone too far!). Go through the squeeze stile and down a track between two stone walls. Keep the hedge on your right and continue straight ahead over a stile in a stone wall. Pass through a squeeze stile and cross a field and then over another stile into Hillside Farm. 5. Keep close to the stone wall on the right and after 25 metres go through a squeeze stile on the right. Cross the next field, keeping the field boundary on the left. Pass through a squeeze stile and cross an area of scrubland to reach Wilder Brook. Cross carefully over the stepping-stones. The path now heads uphill, to pass a large oak tree and then goes between two hedges. At the top of the field, cross a squeeze stile to enter an area of scrubland. Cross the scrubland, with the barn to your right, heading for the left corner. At the next stile continue through two fields with stone walls on the left. At the top of the second field pass through the squeeze stile (on your left) by the gate opening. Continue uphill to the top of the field, with the wall on your right. Turn left just before the gateway and head down the field, keeping the wall on the right. Pass through the gap at the bottom right-hand corner of the field to follow the track, with the wall now on your left. Continue down the track, through two fields, to a gate at a bend in the road. 6. Do not go through the gate to the road. Turn left just before it to follow the path towards the wood. Follow the track as it bends left, and pass through a gate into the woods. After 200 metres, turn right down the track. Follow the path to cross Black Brook. Bear left, climbing steeply uphill through the pinewoods.

The Ford over Lumb Brook

7. At the top of the hill go through the gate in the wall, head straight across two fields to a squeeze stile. At the next field, turn right and follow the field boundary, keeping the wall on your right. Pass the pond on your left and continue straight ahead through two fields until you reach a sandy track. Turn right and follow this track all the way down to join the A5l7 at Blackbrook. 8. Cross the road (beware of traffic) and turn right. After 100 metres, turn left into the bridleway and cross over Lumb Brook by the wooden bridge next to the ford. Follow the lane up the hill for 500 metres to Lumb

Farm. Then continue straight ahead and after 30 metres take the footpath (by the gate) on the left to follow part of the Midshires Way. At the next stile, go almost straight on towards a stile at the edge of the woodland. 9. Continue straight ahead up through the wood to a large stone wall with steps. Climb the steps and follow the path as it turns left and along the edge of the field. Climb the two stiles close together and continue straight ahead up the track to the road. Cross the road (beware of traffic), turn right and then take the first track on the left to pass by Chevin Mount. After the sharp right-hand bend turn left through a squeeze stile (leaving the Midshires Way) and go steeply down two fields with stone walls on the left to join the road. Turn left at the road and after 100 metres turn right onto the track and over a stile at the track end. 10. Where the stone wall ends, turn left and go diagonally left across a field to the bottom right-hand corner. The line taken here is almost directly towards the East Mill which is clearly visible ahead of you. Continue down a stone path, and cross three fields to turn left at the wicket gate just before the River Derwent. 11. Keep the river on the right and go through one field. At the track, turn left and then immediately right to cross over a bridge. Just after the bridge, on your right, there are small gaps in the stone wall. These are designed to allow floodwater to escape. Travel up two fields with the stone wall on the right. Join a track at the Severn Trent pumping station. Follow the Belper River Gardens lane running parallel to the River Derwent to join the main road again at the river bridge beside Strutt’s North Mill, home of the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre. Cross the road (beware of traffic) and turn right; follow the road as it bends round. Go left at the traffic lights to return to the start of the walk.

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

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Motoring Honda Civic Type R In the look-at-me stakes, Honda’s new Civic Type R screams attention-seeker with its tryingtoo-hard fins, wings and ice-white paintwork. Honda appears to have added needless frippery to its new Type R, though they’ll tell you it’s about aerodynamics and downforce – but does that really matter on the A38? Inside, it’s a much more traditional Honda formula. It’s a combination of harder plastics, an infotainment system that isn’t up to the standards of rivals and a seating position you’ll either love or hate. However, this is a machine that’s utterly fabulous on the road. Fast, grippy and with a gearbox that delights, it’s a hot hatch to take the fight to the very best in its class. The large, winged bucket seats are comfortable, and the driving position suits us. When started, the cackle from the exhaust sounds exactly how every hot hatch should. Moving off on smooth asphalt, the Type R feels well set up. The ride is firm but a small amount of jostling is part and parcel of a hot hatch – particularly a fast Honda. Though the Civic Type R feels quick, the real surprise is just how much speed you can carry through corners. The body is 38 per cent stiffer than the car it replaces, and this added rigidity makes itself known almost everywhere. The turn-in is quick, but the limited-slip differential means that you can fire the R into bends and it’ll just grip. The experience is helped by the car’s seating position, which is now 50mm lower than the older model and completely transforms the entire drive. There’s next to no body roll, and the front two wheels cope admirably with the 316bhp being sent through them. You won’t torque steer either – the steering stays unaffected even when accelerating hard, and this gives you a huge amount of confidence. Arguably, the test location played into the hands of the Type R – the green, rolling hills and mountains of south Wales coupled with tight, technical roads contributed heavily to the hot hatch experience. It’s a match made in driving heaven.

However, the Type R has always been slightly tarred by that ‘boy racer’ brush. But this car has real character, something lacking in quite a few others on sale today. Even the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine has its own personality, popping and growling as you push it through the bends. In the rain, the R got better. Despite some scrabble from the front tyres on soaked tarmac, the Civic continues to impress. Everything about it feels alive, particularly along the wide open sections of the A4059 north of Penderyn. The short, notchy six-speed manual is a joy to use, while the characterful engine provides more than enough shove to keep things interesting. Put simply, it’s a far more involving car to drive than you’d expect. On these roads, the Type R seems perfect. Yes, the interior foibles could make it a difficult one to live with day-to-day and you’ll have to get used to the strange looks from passers-by, but on Welsh A-roads when the sun is (occasionally) shining, there are few cars quite like it. Model: Honda Civic Type R (as tested: Honda Civic Type R GT) Base price: £32,995 (as tested: £33,520) Engine tested: 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol Power (bhp): 316bhp Torque (Nm): 400 Max speed (mph): 169 0-60mph: 5.5 MPG: 36.7 Emissions (g/km): 176 By James Baggott

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Everything you need this winter Stay warm this winter by contacting Signal for all your solid fuel needs, at great competitive prices We stock quality products for multi-fuel appliances, log burners and open fires. Premium kiln-dried ash logs (-20% moisture) Locally sourced hardwood barn dried logs All available in either bulk bags, large nets or tipped (loose) Stacking service also available Large netted kindling and odourless eco-friendly firelighters Quality Welsh anthracite grains, beans, small/large nuts, smokeless briquettes and economy (Scottish) and premium (Columbian) housecoal doubles and trebles for open fires All available in either pre-packed bags or 50kg open-sack from our Ripley depot or Browns Builders Merchants in Derby (pre-packed only) QUANTITY DISCOUNTS, FREE LOCAL DELIVERIES AND A FAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE.

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that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didn’t focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how they really didn’t expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole.’ Cloudy2Clear service the Ripley & Alfreton areas and John is finding that his approach is a major

factor in his success.‘The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for,

which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated.’ So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give John a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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Homes & Gardens

Property Matters Bringing an Idea to Life...

‘as existing’ survey drawing. In close dialogue with the homeowner to establish exactly what they wanted and needed from the new space (which may be different!) we went on to designing the extension.

If you’re considering alterations to your home or an extension, it may be helpful to understand how the process works and exactly what role your architect plays in bringing your idea to fruition.

Following agreement on the plans, we submitted a planning application during which time we liaised with the planning officer to slightly amend the design so an approval was gained. After securing planning approval we moved on to the working drawings – the more technical ones – in order to secure building regulations approval.

This is a recently completed Pilkington Architecture project that involved the construction of an extension on the front of a detached house, over an existing study. The brief from the homeowner was to increase an existing small, single bedroom to a double with an NEWbathroom. BEDROOM CAN LIFT ensuite



Your questions answered by Jon Pilkington, Jon Pilkington Architecture Ltd VALUE BY

So, where did we start Before and After Before and After when the homeowner Research by Nationwide Building Society approached us? Well, firstly we did a bit of pre-application suggests that an extension or loft conversion work with the planners to ascertain that an extension on which creates would a double bedroomThere’s can add the front elevation be acceptable. no point totime theand average of something your home. in12% wasting moneyprice pursuing that is never But,toget this………..the research also suggests likely be approved. Once we’d established that the idea was a possibility, we measured up the house, providingthe an creating its own bathroom could increase

average price by as much as 23%!

Bearing in mind that moving up the property ladder from a three-bedroom to a four-bedroom house costs an average of £40,000 (not including legal fees and other moving costs) a two storey extension or loft conversion can be accomplished for around £30,000 - £35,000. Not much difference you may say but consider this……..with a two storey extension you also gain the floor area downstairs. This could be for that much-needed study/home office, family area for the kids,

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For this scheme we then prepared tender documents and sent the project out for competitive tender prices. Three prices were obtained and one of the contractors was chosen by the homeowner for the work. On this occasion our involvement wasn’t required much on site, although we were there to answer the or simply to extend kitchen. occasional query from the the contractor orYou client. can usually squeeze in a

ground floor cloakroom as well!

The homeowner is delighted with the end result, which has transformed a small room The research into a large masteralso suite.suggests that

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Homes & Gardens cut. Always cut to an outward-facing bud (so that the new growth produced from that bud grows outwards). Secateurs are good for removing dead and dying stems as well as for formative pruning (where you are helping to ensure the plant grows in the direction you want it to), and for pruning to encourage flowering.


Time to Get Pruning At this time of year the weather is often perfect for pruning and cutting back woody plants, so take advantage of the fact that deciduous trees, shrubs, hedges and climbers are now devoid of leaves and get stuck in. Here’s how to make sure your pruning will really benefit your plants: • For a small hedge or to roughly reshape a shrub, a good, sharp pair of well-oiled shears should do the job. Angle the blades to make a level trimmed surface. To make a neat and level surface when cutting the top of a hedge, use a taut string as a guide line. For large hedges consider using a powered hedge cutter or hedge trimmer, but make sure you can use it safely! • When removing stems at various heights and of varying thicknesses, use ‘loppers’, which are much better at cutting through relatively thick stems than shears or secateurs and yet also allow for accurate positioning of the cut. When cutting back branches above your head, wear protective headgear and goggles. • Secateurs are used for the most precise pruning of smaller woody stems. Provided they are good and sharp, you can make a perfectly clean and accurate

• To remove larger tree branches or if you have fruit trees to prune, then a pruning saw is the perfect tool. Use a sawing action for best results and make the cut a few millimetres from the main stem to which the branch you are removing is joined. A cut like this will heal quickly and the wound will be smaller and less prone to fungal rotting. • Check the best pruning time for the plants you have in mind. Although most hedges and many shrubs can be cut back now, there are exceptions. • Some trees – mainly those in the Prunus family such as cherries, plums, apricots, damsons, peaches and nectarines – are very prone to a potentially fatal fungal infection known as ‘silver leaf’. To reduce the likelihood of this, prune these trees in the summer unless there is no alternative. • Pruning tools should be really sharp; if blunt, the job will need more effort and may result in damage to the plant from a jagged cut or crushed stems. • Create sloping cuts whenever you can so that rain and moisture runs off (wetness encourages wood rotting), and cut close to but not on top of a bud to allow new growth without dieback – you will need to use secateurs, loppers or a saw to do this. • Stand back from time to time when pruning to check the overall appearance of the plant and judge which part to tackle next, as close up it is harder to see how your pruning is affecting the overall shape of the plant. By Pippa Greenwood Visit Pippa’s website and you’ll find some great gardening things: ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ (where you receive your chosen garden-ready vegetable plants in the spring accompanied by weekly advice and tips from Pippa) plus Nemaslug, bio-controls, gardening tools, raised bed kits, Grower Frames, signed books and more!

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The Diary of a Local Mum What’s the Plan…? Sorry to generalise, but I think I’m fairly safe with this one… sorting out the daily routine and the busy family agenda usually falls to mum. Being the organiser of the family calendar is one of those roles that’s automatically assumed by the matriarch, simply because it’s of such vital importance that no one else wants to accept any responsibility. Days, weeks and months are planned with military precision, the hectic schedule usually dictated by a plethora of clubs, activities, appointments and social events. Children are delivered and collected here, there and everywhere with more speed and coordination than Amazon Prime. On occasion, however, a gap arises in this frenzied timetable. A glorious day of nothingness shines forth on the calendar. A small, glowing square, radiating promise and possibility. “What shall we do today?” comes the cry; expectant faces looking at Mum, the organiser of everything, who always holds the answer to such questions. Suddenly, the excitement is replaced by panic. Everyone is expecting an answer. It’s like giving a presentation in an interview that you’ve not prepared for. Your head goes blank, your mouth goes dry; you’ve got nothing! There are faces staring eagerly at you, waiting for an answer. This day has got to be SPECIAL! A free day is so rare, we must fill it with experiences we’ll never forget…making fun family memories… “Erm… erm… I’m not sure yet…” Faces fall.

lights up as he reaches for a pen too. Even the dog’s ears prick up. What have you done?!? Frantic scribbling ensues. You make a strong cup of coffee, check your bank account online then bury your head in your hands…the foreboding task of finding a common theme amongst the outlandish requests then trying to match expectations to budget is almost too much. And it’s nowhere near wine o’clock. Questions like ‘How far away is Edinburgh?’ and ‘Can you fly to Italy in a day?’ are enough to send you rummaging through your bag for your diary. Surely there must be some sporting fixture or an important training session that you’ve overlooked?!? Anything to help you out of this hole of your own making. No one’s going to be impressed with your idea of a nice walk and a picnic when Google has already been employed to help with suggestions. Finally, the lists are finished. Proposals range from ‘go indoor skydiving’ to ‘watch The Lion King in London’. Dad’s ideas, surprisingly, all involve wheels – and usually engines too. Even the more doable such as ‘go swimming’ are conditioned with parentheses ‘(with diving boards and lots of slides, like the waterpark on holiday)’. “Ooh, ha ha, look at these – some great ideas! But I’m not sure they’re all possible...” Faces fall, Dad’s included. Mum is no longer the manager of all social activity; she is the harbinger of doom. A fun sponge, poised to suck the excitement and promise out of the day and replace it with practicality. “I’ll tell you what, you lot go and watch the TV for a few minutes and I’ll write my list, then I’ll cut them all up and put them in a bowl and we can pick one out. No matter what comes out, we’ll do it – no arguments.” You add, “Ooh, this is going to be exciting!” to keep up the pretence, as a cunning plan begins to form. Half an hour later, a picnic is packed, boots are on and the dog is jumping around excitedly (he’s the only one) as you prepare for a lovely stroll in the beautiful countryside. Well, a little cheating never hurt anyone... And everyone enjoyed it. Fun was had; memories were made. The skydiving can wait for another day.

“What do YOU want to do?!?” (Excellent move, turn this one around. Phew. Breathing space.) “Why don’t you make a list?” As soon as the words have escaped your mouth, you realise the error of your ways. But it’s too late. The kids have scuttled off to get pens and paper, preparing their imaginations to run wild. Dad’s face

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School Information Belper Long Row Primary Belper School Codnor Community Primary School C of E Controlled Denby Free C of E Primary Ecclesbourne School Frederick Gent School Fritchley CE (Aided) Primary Heage Primary Heanor Gate Science College Herbert Strutt Primary Holbrook C of E Primary Horsley C of E Primary Horsley Woodhouse Primary John Flamsteed Community School Kilburn Infant & Nursery School Kilburn Junior Langley Mill C of E (Controlled) Infant School & Nursery Little Eaton Primary Lons Infant School Loscoe Primary School (C of E) Meadows Primary Milford Primary Morley Primary Pottery Primary

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Ripley Infant School Ripley Junior School Ripley Nursery School St Benedict St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary St John’s CE Primary, Belper St John’s CE Primary, Ripley Street Lane Primary The Ripley Academy Turnditch CE VA Primary Waingroves Primary School William Gilbert Primary

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Book Reviews: Hidden Gems We usually focus on new releases for our book reviews, but this time we’ve scoured the back catalogues for a few gems you might have missed. Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel From Kirsten – child actor turned travelling thespian – to aspiring doctor Jeevan, the novel tells the individual stories of several people before, during and after a pandemic that wipes out most of the population. Gripping, beautiful and all too plausible, Station Eleven is a must for fans of Margaret Atwood, Erin Morgenstern and Suzanne Collins. The Crow Road Iain Banks The Crow Road covers some pretty big themes – love, death, religion, drugs and fractured families being just a few of them. Prentice McHoan returns home for his grandmother’s funeral and soon gets drawn into trying to solve the mystery of his Uncle Rory’s disappearance. It’s a dark, intense novel and far from an easy read, but the wit and sheer beauty of the writing could well make it one of your all-time favourites. Harry Potter series JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay There can’t be many people who haven’t heard of the boy wizard by now. If you’re a fan, you might want to consider upgrading your paperbacks for the hardbacks illustrated by Jim Kay. One is being released each year, starting with The Philosopher’s Stone in 2015, so the first three are currently available to buy. Kay’s illustrations are superb and incredibly detailed. Prefer e-readers? Check out the

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Kindle in Motion editions, which animate parts of the illustrations, so you can watch Harry fly through the air in hot pursuit of the golden snitch while you’re reading. Why Mummy Drinks Gill Sims Gill Sims is the author of a hugely successful Facebook blog – Peter and Jane’s Mummy. Why Mummy Drinks was released last autumn and quickly became a bestseller. Written in diary format, it tells the story of Ellen, a 39-year-old mum of two, who’s trying to balance work and children, while navigating playground politics, irritating in-laws and an ex-boyfriend. The ensuing drama is extremely funny and very relatable if you’re a mother who isn’t quite ready to hang up her dancing shoes. Cuckoo Song Frances Hardinge Cuckoo Song was first published in 2014, the year before Frances Hardinge’s Costa Award-winning novel The Lie Tree. Eleven-year-old Triss wakes up from an accident to find things aren’t as they were. She can’t satisfy her immense hunger for a start; her sister is terrified of her; even her dolls have turned against her. Is she going mad, or is the truth even more terrifying? A thoroughly enjoyable, fantastical read, Cuckoo Song is sure to prove a hit with fans of Neil Gaiman and Angela Carter. The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie If last year’s hit film Murder on the Orient Express has tempted you to dip into the works of Agatha Christie, why not start with her very first novel? Published in 1920 and set during World War I, it introduces readers to the brilliant mind of Belgian refugee Hercule Poirot. The murder of a woman has everyone pointing the finger at one man. It’s down to Poirot to find out the real culprit before it’s too late. While The Mysterious Affair at Styles is not considered Christie’s finest work, there are still plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked.

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Local History Ogle’s Mention “Ogle’s” in Ripley today and few will know the significance of the name but it was once a big company in the town: G.C.Ogle & Sons. George Clarke Ogle was born in Beeston in 1826, the first of ten children. By 1848 his parents were living at ‘Pentridge’; on Christmas Day, he married Ann Stanley of Ripley and in the 1861 census he was an Iron Turner living in Greenwich with four children. 1870 is said to be the year when George Clarke Ogle set up his business in the ‘Smithy’, an ex-chapel, demolished in 1909 to make way for the Electra theatre and now ‘The Foundry’ – a nod to history? An obituary of George Clarke Ogle’s eldest son, William, in 1936, says that originally Ogle’s and the Humber Cycle Company in Beeston were the principal producers of Penny Farthings. In 1881, Kelly’s trade directory gives the firm’s address as Perseverance Works, originally an old brewery but finally occupying George Clarke Ogle what is now most of the council car park on Cromford Road.

registered and opened nearby on Victoria Road in the same year, for straightforward sales to farmers. The year after William’s death in 1936, a new company was registered, Castle Quarry Ltd, to take over the quarry business; the directors were his 5 children. During WW2, Ogle’s worked for Rolls Royce; they were supplied with the machinery to make breech blocks for guns and artillery and also to recondition Merlin engines which were beyond aviation use, to power motor torpedo boats. In 1961 the firm was put into voluntary liquidation due to competition from mass produced machinery. Fortunately, the different parts of the business were successfully sold off; the retail company unaffected. Kennings Remoulds acquired the site but now there is no reminder of either firm, unless the high brick walls round much of the council car park are relics of the old works. In the 1970s Ogle’s moved into hydraulics and high pressure pumps, used worldwide in the oil industry and for industrial cleaning and jetting, in which it continues to trade today. By Ripley & District Heritage Trust


The first of many medals and trophies won over the years for their extensive patented farm machinery designs came in 1887 and in 1892 the firm had a stand at the Royal Show. Arthur Robinson, a foreman who retired from Ogle’s in the early 1960s after 59 years said that when he started they made, as well as bicycles, milk floats and household mangles. In 1905 the firm became a limited company. Around 1916, William Ogle, having taken over the business after his father’s death in 1908, bought Horsley Park Farm and Castle Farm together with Castle Quarry nearby; he was also a partner in the Mugginton Stone & Gravel Company. By 1920, the firm was producing the ‘Litelift’ Elevator, probably what most Ripleyites of a certain age will remember seeing, somewhere between Cromford Road and the railway goods yard on Alfred Street. The independent firm of G C Ogle & Sons (Retail) Ltd was To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:



Your Horoscope February and March 2018 February is the perfect month for love and passion; Venus, the love planet, obligingly moves into starry-eyed Pisces on the 11th, just in time for a super romantic Valentine’s Day on the 14th! Communication planet Mercury stays in Aquarius until the 17th, offering great opportunities for individualistic thought and freedom of speech. The Chinese New Year arrives on the 16th as 2018 welcomes in the year of the Dog. Dog energy is all about loyalty and honesty, coupled with a strong desire for justice and fair play. This could be just what is needed in the year ahead. Mars remains in adventure seeking Sagittarius all month, ensuring that the quest for freedom and exploration is strong. The new moon in Aquarius on the 15th is a wakeup call for us all to be more authentic and to purposefully follow our truth. March moves the mystical sign of Pisces to the forefront. Whether you are a sun sign Pisces or not you too can connect with the collective stream of creative imagination and bring your visions to fulfilment. This is particularly relevant during the first week of the month, as no less than five planets occupy this intuitive sign. It’s all change after the 6th as Mercury and Venus move into dynamic Aries and achieving your own positive goals becomes a reality. Mars, the warrior planet, moves into level-headed Capricorn on the 18th, offering a much welcome boost of practical energy. Health reviews and lifestyle change are also on the cards, better nutrition and fitness regimes will both help to improve your drive and vitality so that you can make the most of the change in the season after the Spring Equinox on the 20th. There are two full moons this month – the first in Virgo on the 2nd and the second in Libra on the 31st. The new moon falls in Pisces on the 17th. ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 February: Friends and social encounters are at the top of your agenda during February, particularly around the Aquarian new moon on the 15th. Motivational Mars is travelling through adventure seeking Sagittarius, inspiring you to broaden your horizons and to learn new things. March is an introspective month for usually extrovert and passionate Aries. Normally fiery and dynamic, this month you will need to step back, take stock and reflect. You will feel the energy shift as Mercury and Venus move into your sign around the 7th, as they both bring an abundance of creative energy. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 February: Venus, your ruling planet, is in innovative Aquarius until the 11th bringing your goals and ambitions into the spotlight. Restless thoughts may fill your mind as a professional review is now on the cards. The new moon on the 15th could lead to an exciting romantic adventure. March: Venus, your ruler, is in soft and dreamy Pisces for the first week of March, opening up opportunities for social activity, new friends and even a new romance. The energy shifts on the 7th as fiery Aries energy begins to build. The new moon in Pisces on the 17th brings an opportunity your way. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 February: Restless Gemini is eager to be on the go again. The Sun, Mercury and Venus are all in Aquarius ensuring that your mind is busier than usual. It’s certainly the right time for expansion on all levels and this month is definitely favourable for learning something new and exciting. March gets off to a good start with five planets occupying the most pivotal point of your chart. Career expansion, particularly on a creative level, is at its best as your goals and ambitions continue to be favoured. The Pisces new moon on the 17th is particularly rewarding. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 February: Your financial affairs arrive in the spotlight during this month; currently your primary concern is improving your income and finding innovative ways to do so. Forceful Jupiter in Scorpio brings creative and intuitive ideas to the forefront and the new moon on the 15th opens up opportunities. March: Five planets in mystical Pisces open up your need to go out and broaden your horizons on all levels. Intuition and creativity are both favoured and the new moon on the 17th is pivotal as you begin to feel a restored sense of courage and confidence to reach for what you want. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 February: The warrior planet Mars is journeying through open-minded Sagittarius in the most creative and playful area of your chart. Pioneering new ways of increasing income are important and, as Venus moves into Pisces on the 11th, a lucky breakthrough looks increasingly possible. March: This month puts your financial dealings, legacies and resources firmly into the spotlight; you may question if everything is as it should be as a review looks more than likely. Dynamic Mars leaps into down-to-earth Capricorn on the 18th, bringing your health and wellbeing into focus. VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 February: The Sun, Mercury and Venus are all in individualistic Aquarius, highlighting the need for a rethink in the health and wellbeing sector of your chart. Try not to overemphasise your problems; after the 15th you should have more confidence to present yourself in a positive new light. March looks all set to bring your undivided attention to your personal relationships. With the planetary emphasis in Pisces you’ll need to examine your feelings

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Community and beliefs. It’s important to consider what may no longer be working for you; the new moon on the 17th may give you the courage to change things. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 February: The Sun, Mercury and Venus are lighting up the love and romance area of your chart, making this a very positive month on all levels. Abundant Jupiter in Scorpio offers new opportunities for financial success, possibly in faraway places. Breakthroughs arrive after the 15th. March highlights your work, your health and your daily routines. Look for the chance to reschedule and reorganise workday responsibilities so that you get more time and space for own personal interests. Your ruler and four other planets in Pisces allow you to be more patient with yourself. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 February: Your home and family are in the spotlight during February as planetary energy puts the emphasis on spending time and attention on personal relationships. Your ruler, transformational Pluto, assists with strategies and communication, emphasising hard work and determination. March brings a dramatic shift to your personal energy as creative and innovative ideas come to the surface. After the 7th both Mercury and Venus in Aries ensure that your self-esteem is at an all-time high and that you find the courage to take risks in areas you wouldn’t normally consider. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 February: Three planets light up the communication area of your chart, allowing your confidence to soar and earning you the respect of colleagues and friends. Innovative new ways of getting your message across are important themes for this month. The Aquarian new moon on the 15th brings positive advancement. March turns your attention to your home and family. The concentrated energy of five planets in your domestic area leaves you no choice as you feel compelled to improve or even extend your accommodation. The heat is on as Mercury and Venus arrive in Aries around the 7th! CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 February: Transformational Pluto in your sign connects with expansive Jupiter in Scorpio; new friends arrive to help plan your year ahead and make some sweeping changes. With the Sun and Venus in your money sector, a financial review is certainly part of this new direction. March brings a reassessment of your life and career goals as five planets highlight the communication and learning sector of your chart. The powerful new moon on the 17th moves you to broaden your intellectual horizons. Open your mind to inspiration and develop faith and gratitude. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 February: It’s your birthday month; make sure you enjoy it as the love planet Venus stays in your sign until the 10th. After the new moon on the 15th your thoughts turn towards an exciting new vision for 2018. Life should be flowing smoothly helping you redefine yourself, both personally and professionally. March beams the spotlight on financial arrangements and new and creative ways to expand your income. It’s all change as Mercury and Venus both move into energetic Aries around the 7th; you could well discover a real talent that will become the foundation of future abundance. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 February: This month allows your imagination to run wild as three planets in quirky Aquarius occupy the most introspective part of your chart. Make time to connect with the cosmos and enjoy the journey. The pace picks up as Venus enters your sign on the 11th, leading to new insights and some romantic adventures. March: Happy birthday Pisces! Five planets in your sign are pointing to the fact that this is likely to be your best month ever! Prepare your creative insights and focus on your goals and ambitions. The powerful new moon in your sign on the 17th brings deeper understanding to many areas of your life.

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they are inside the shed or garage;

In this edition of All Things Local, your local Safer Neighbourhood officers are sharing their top tips to help you to protect your gardens and sheds this spring.

• Ensure that valuables are kept out of view from passers-by and consider covering your windows from the inside to prevent thieves from taking a look;

With spring approaching, it may be time to think about digging out your tools and turning your attention to the garden now that the weather is (hopefully) improving. Many people store their gardening equipment, tools, bikes and BBQs in their shed and, unfortunately, this means that these outbuildings are often seen as an easy target by thieves.

• Mark all valuables with a property marking system such as SmartWater as this makes your belongings much less attractive to thieves as they realise that the goods can easily be identified as stolen and traced back to the original owner;

Thankfully, there are steps that can be taken to boost your security and help to protect your tools and gardening equipment from being targeted by criminals. Crime prevention advice includes: • Fit a good quality lock to secure your shed, garage or outbuilding and make sure that it is appropriate to the strength of the door and frame; • Consider purchasing a shed alarm to help to deter a thief and secure any bikes with a quality chain even if

• Don’t leave items in your garden that could make the life of a thief any easier. For example, a ladder left out in your garden could be used to get into the upper floor of your home or onto the top of your shed. Likewise, other tools and gardening equipment left outside could be used to break into your home. Just taking a few minutes to lock these items away will greatly increase your security. If you would like more advice or to contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, call 101, the non - emergency number for Derbyshire police or visit the website:

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We also cater for all types of floral needs, including: births, birthdays, anniversaries, one-off small dinner parties to a large company dinner. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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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 Julie Hurst of provides a wonderful service Margaret’s Florist or who works hard to make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers.

The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Nicola Blount of Essentials Health & Beauty Therapies in Ripley. Nicola was nominated by Editor of All Things Local, Karyn Milner: “I have nominated Nicola Blount to receive the Friendship Blooms bouquet. Nicola had a particularly tough year last year but despite this she always put her clients first and continued to run her business with a smile on her face. Nicola is one of the best sports massage therapists I have ever come across and is now extremely popular in the area – her knowledge of the human body, both inside and out is outstanding. Nicola, thank you for ridding me of my aches and pains during 2017 and I look forward to seeing you during 2018 for some wonderfully relaxing facials!” Karyn Milner

Nicola receives the Friendship Blooms bouquet.

Closing date for nominations for the next issue is Wednesday 28 February 2018.

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 within the Ripley postcode area (DE5). 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 email your nomination to putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination. To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:


Little Black Book

Codnor & Waingroves

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

Denby & Kilburn 1st Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Scout Hut, Highfield Road, Kilburn, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Call 01332 882535 or 07545 551890 for details. 3rd Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilburn Methodist Chapel Brown Owl (Trish Rose) 01332 881786

Tae Kwon-do & Self Defence Kilburn Village Hall. Adult & Junior classes Sat: 10.00-12.00noon. Sun 9.30-10.30am Panthers 4-7 yrs Sat: 9.00-10.00am & Wed 5.00-6.00pm Contact Shirley 07779 812468 The Wednesday Club The Denby Village Cricket Club, 1st Wednesday every month 2pm–4pm. Ann Goddard: 01332 780220. All welcome. Toddlers Inc. Meets at Denby Bottles Methodist Church, Danesby Crescent, Tues 10am – 12noon, in and out of term time. Contact: 01773 743104. Walking for Health Every Thursday, meets 9.30am outside Bourne’s Café, Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, DE5 8NX. 60 minute duration. Also, Progression Walk (120 minute duration) meets 9.30am, same location, first Thursday each month. For details of either walk contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325; Whist Drive Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm. 01773 741586

Horsley Woodhouse 1st Sitwell Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, aged 6 to 14. Sitwell Scout HQ off Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AW. Info: Email: Dance Night Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Monday 7.00pm, Line Dancing with Megan; and at 8.15pm. Eric: 01332 881566 or 07790 863997 Horsley Woodhouse Joggers Meet at the church hall, Horsley Woodhouse 7.00pm Thursdays. £2 per session. Beginners group for new or returning joggers. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488. Horsley Woodhouse Pre-School Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Term Time: Under 3’s Monday & Wednesday 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Over 3’s Monday to Friday 9.15am to 12.15pm. Call 07969 964842 during opening hours.

1st Horsley & Kilburn Guides Kilburn Methodist Hall, every Thursday in term time. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Contact: Claire 07545551890 or Amy 07496167260.

Horsley Woodhouse Royal British Legion Horsley Woodhouse Over 60’s Club meets in the hall, alternate Tuesdays at 2pm. Bingo, dominoes and cards. Outings for members at regular intervals. Subs £8 per year. Come and join our friendly group. Call Don 01332 881379.

1st Horsley & Kilburn Rainbows St Clements Church, Church St, Horsley Thurs 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Contact Sarah 07454224088

Orchard Group Dominoes, Scrabble, and Whist at Orchard Community Centre, off Fairfield Road, alternate Tuesdays 2pm. 01332 883240.

1st Horsley & Kilburn Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Highfield Rd, Kilburn. Contact: Richard Ward, 01773 857232 or 07795 420505.

Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468

Chatterbox Café Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, every second Friday, 10am to midday, in conjunction with Mobile Library sited on car park. Coffee, cakes; relax, chat or read. Enid: 01332 780486.

Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 9.45am meet, 60-90 minute duration. Meets at various points around Horsley Woodhouse. For detailed schedule contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325

Denby Footpaths Group Maintenance and preservation of local footpaths; community walks, circular routes. Jane: 01332 781305, or e-mail

Whist Drive British Legion Hall, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, every Friday 7.30pm. Malcolm Parkin 01332 880160.

Derbyshire Archery Club Now meet at John Flamsteed School. Shooting at times outside school hours. Frequent tournaments at Kedleston Hall in the summer. Regular beginners’ courses throughout the year. Information on or phone Neil Bryan 01773 824903. Intermediate Adults Dance Classes Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Latin American and Ballroom, Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Patricia Cooke: 01332 660837.

Ripley 1st Ripley Scout Group Cubs, Beavers, Scouts 6/14 years for boys and girls. To join call group scout leader, Ron Ashton on 01773 745420 4th Ripley Rainbows For girls age 5+. Visit for details

Kilburn Christian Fellowship Meet in Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, 5pm to 6pm on the second Sunday of each month, refreshments. All ages welcome. Godfrey: 01332 781200

Academy Crafters Meet at Ripley Academy every other Wednesday from 6.30-8.30pm, £2. Get together with likeminded people and craft! Contact or search ‘Academy Crafters’ on FB.

Kilburn Community Choir A time of singing and fun, no experience needed. Meet at Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 7-8.30pm.Contact 07986 450580 or 01332 780276.

Aim Excelsum School of Music Band practice on Mondays – 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Unit F, Sitwell Business Centre, Heage Road Ind Est, Ripley, DE5 3GH. Suitable for 6+ years of age and parents, of all abilities. For further details please email:

Kilburn Life Group 8 Sitwell Drive, Kilburn. 10am to 11.30am first and third Wednesday of month. Discuss issues on life matters. Cynthia: 01332 882713.

Alphabet Childminding Group Meet at Denby Institute. Childminders wishing to join the group can call Marion on 07952 798808, Claire 07891 956715, Trina 07875 142583.

Kilburn Striders Jog Derbyshire Group Meets at car park opposite Pickford Gardens. For all abilities. Meets at various times. Please call Ross for details. Ross: 07791 683056

Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email

Kilburn Wine Circle For those who like wine and would like to learn more. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month at Kilburn Village Hall. Info: or contact David: 01159 303712

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

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Stay ‘n’ Play Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Every Thursday 9.15am to 11.15am term time only.

Little Black Book Amber Valley Movie Makers Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559. . Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813. Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954. Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. or email All welcome. Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Tuesday’s, 10am and 11.15 at Ripley Leisure Centre. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details.

Ripley Hospital League of Friends Ripley Hospital, second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. To raise funds for the health, welfare and comfort of patients and staff. Mrs Phyllis Holmes: 01773 747355 Ripley Ladies Group Meet 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. New members very welcome. Contact Gill 01773 744580. Ripley Leisure Centre Badminton Club Meet Thursdays 7.30pm – 10.30pm at Ripley Leisure Centre. Players of a club or local league standard are welcome. Ladies, Mens & Mixed teams. Info: Kay 01332 883622 Ripley Memory Cafe Third Thursday of each month 2-4pm, Field Terrace Community Room, Off Slack Ln., DE5 3HL. (Opp. Co-op) Info: Helen Aldridge 01332 208845 or email Ripley Morris Men Male Cotswold Morris Side, meet every Thursday at Fritchley Church Hall, Fritchley, 8pm to 10pm. New and experienced dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560.

Beehive Ukulele Club Meets every Thurs at the Beehive, 151 Peashill, Ripley at around 8.15 (teacher arrives at 9.10) £5 per week. Contact Julie Johnson 07968 309191.

Ripley Poetry Reading Group Meet at Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, twice monthly, Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Janet Dawson 01773 513247.

Centre Stage Theatre Arts Dance, drama and singing for young people 5 to 18. Every Thursday evening during term time, at Mill Hill School, Ripley. Call 01332 232940 or email for details.

Ripley Professional & Business Women (RPBW) Encouraging women to share ideas and interests. All ages, professional and retired welcome, from Ripley & surrounding areas. 2nd Monday each month, 7.30-9.30pm, Lumb Farm, Derby Road, Marehay DE5 8JN. Contact

Disability Derbyshire Join our support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Last Tues of each month 10.30am-12noon. Field Terrace Community Room, Ripley. Info & attendance confirmation: Disability Derbyshire 01773 740246. Friendship Circle Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, every Thursday 10am to 12noon. Greenhillock’s Fellowship Club for over 50’s. Wood Street Methodist Church, Ripley, Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm. Quality entertainment, speakers, social afternoons, quizzes, day trips. David: 01773 423854. Hearing Help (AV) Social group every 3rd Wednesday 11.45am-2.30pm. Lip Reading Group every Friday 10am-12pm. At 156 Derby Road, Ripley. 01773 570976. Ivy Grove Surgery Patient Group Meet 7pm last Wednesday monthly (excluding August and December) at Ivy Grove Surgery, Steeple Drive, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH. New members very welcome. For further information email or visit Moorwood Moor Angling Club Ponds on Inns Lane, South Wingfield, daily 6am to 10pm. More details on membership, and junior teach-in sessions from John and Kath: 01773 746486 Musical Dimension Singing group available for bookings – all monies raised donated to local charities. Practice nights Tuesdays 7.30pm at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Call 01773 742017 for details and to book or visit Ripley (Amber Valley) Lions Club Meet every first Monday of the month at the Kestrel Inn, Marehay, 8pm. Geoff Bacon: 01773 608786. Ripley Amateur Drama Group Meet every Mon at Mill Hill School. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Info: Terry Thorpe 01773 743471

Ripley Residents’ Association Meetings last Monday of each month 6.30pm, Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Advice and guidance on issues or concerns residents may have in a friendly, supportive setting. Info: Ruth Burton 07815301528. Ripley Rotary Club Meet Tuesdays 6:40 for 7pm at Lumb Farm Country Club, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley. New members welcome. Contact Secretary on 01773 747415 or email: Ripley Royal British Legion Branch 3669 Meet first Thursday of every month at The Sir Barnes Wallis Public House, Maple Avenue, Ripley 7.30-9.00pm. All welcome. Info: Chair Dean Fowler 07966 442387 or email Ripley Running Club Meet at Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley every Tuesday at 6.45pm Runners of all abilities welcome. More info: Eleanor Robinson on 01773 541950, or Ripley School of Dancing Ballroom, Latin American & Old Time Classical. Adult’s practice/tuition class Mondays 7.30 – 8.30pm. Private lessons by appointment at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Brenda Jackson 01773 749948. Ripley Tuesday Club Club for over 60’s. Meet every Tues, 2-4 pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Speakers, Bingo, other events and days out. All welcome. Contact Eileen Towndrow 01773 741329. Ripley WI Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. 2nd Thursday every month at 7pm. Contact: Christine Byard 01773 745170. Tae Kwon-Do Classes Ripley Infants School, Kirk Close, Ripley DE5 3RY. Tues & Fri at 6pm. David: 01773 744031.

Ripley and District Gardening Club Every third Saturday at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley 3pm to 5pm. New members very welcome.

Twistin’ Tikes Music for ages 3-5, 1.30-2.30pm, Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots.

Ripley and District Heritage Trust Meet Ripley Town Hall Thursdays 2pm-4pm. New members welcome – contact Tim Castledine on 01773 746954.

Twistin’ Tots Fridays at Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. 9.30-10.30 & 11-12 noon. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots.

Ripley & District Twinning Association Twinned with Chateau Renault, France. Monthly meetings. Details from Roland: 01773 746543. Ripley & District U3A Monthly meetings at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Dates vary. Many different interests catered for. Call Brian 01773 603222. Ripley Cadets Parade on Monday & Thursday 18.45-21.00 at the Cadet Centre, Mill Hill School. Open to all young people 12-18. Contact: Jo Moody 0785 2102104 Ripley Classical Music Group Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Meet twice a month, Thursday evening at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. To promote interest in an appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. Concert visits & Christmas social. Contact Philip Outram, Secretary, 01773 746939. Ripley Green Garters Ladies North West Morris Dance Team meet every Tuesday at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560.

WaistWise Free NHS Weight Management Service, available throughout Amber Valley all year round. To find your nearest one call Derbyshire Health Promotion Service on 01246 868468. Walking for Health Ripley Health Walk, every Friday, meets 1pm at Ripley Leisure Centre Reception or Ripley Medical Centre, Derby Road DE5 3HR (30-45 minute duration). Also, Follow-on Walk (90 minute duration) every second, third & fourth Tuesday. Meet at the entrance to Ripley Leisure Centre at 11am. For info on either walk contact Ripley Leisure Centre 01773 514727.

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Community Diary February / March 2018 February: 3rd: Ship of Fools Comedy Night at No.28 Market Place, Belper, 7.30 for 8pm. Tickets £8; bring your own drinks. Bookings: or 07804 563371. Info: Facebook twentyeightbelper. 11th: Strutt’s North Mill Talks: The Strutts & Waterpower by Ian Jackson, at No.28 Market Place, Belper, 5pm. £4, booking essential: or 01773 880474. 14th – 17th & 21st – 24th: Belper Musical Theatre presents: Sister Act. 14th – 17th at Derby Guildhall Theatre (book via or 01332 255800); 21st – 24th at Belper Community Theatre, Belper School, John O’Gaunts Way (book via or 01773 856190). March: 1st: An Evening with Leigh Timmis, Round the World Cyclist and Adventurer, at Derby Guildhall Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets £14.75 from or 01332 255800. 3rd: Ship of Fools Comedy Night at No.28 Market Place, Belper, 7.30 for 8pm. Tickets £8; bring your own drinks. Bookings: or 07804 563371. Info: Facebook twentyeightbelper. 11th: Mothering Sunday service at Waingroves Methodist Church, 10.45am. 11th: Strutt’s North Mill Talks: Transport in Belper by Adrian Farmer, at No.28 Market Place, Belper, 5pm. £4, booking essential: or 01773 880474. 18th & 19th: Book Sale at Waingroves Methodist Church, Friday 3 - 4.30pm & 6.30 - 9pm; Saturday 10am – 12 noon. 25th: Palm Sunday Parade, Waingroves Methodist Church. Meet at Waingroves Community Centre at 10.30am. Please check events with the venue/organiser as the publisher accepts no responsibility if events are changed/ cancelled following publication. If you have a one-off event or special excursion for April/May 2018 please e-mail it to Deadline is Wednesday 28th February 2018.

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