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Baking bliss......................................6 Home grown herbs...................10 Main road to mayhem?............4 Dig the new breed?..................16 Second generation of solar........20 Perplexing puzzles..................... 27 The danger of lilies for cats..... 28 Money Saving Expert.............. 32 Legal Eagle.................................. 36 Your monthly horoscopes...... 38 Delicious dishes..........................40 GTC enters the fray................... 44

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Welcome to the September

edition of Gainsborough Life. I don’t think we’re alone when we confess to asking ourselves, “really, is it the end of the summer already?” What with one thing and another, the season has simply flown by and yet again this year work and weddings have taken over and we haven’t even had time to enjoy a barbecue as of yet! Although there has been one day in the last six weeks that will be truly treasured forever and that was ‘the hen do’! It was held late July and we had a garden party with a Spanish theme, combined with flamenco dancing, a mind reader and tapas from Richard, our resident (accident prone) chef. The mojitos and sangria flowed and local photographer Rob Ferrol captured the day with photos that are both fabulous and outrageous — just like the one on this page! To all involved in pulling off this fabulous day (you know who you are) thank you, the memories will be treasured forever! So by the time you read this, our wedding will be over, yet I mention it because in the next edition (October) we will once again be running our very own Gainsborough Life wedding feature. If you are a local business and would like to showcase what you have to offer prospective brides and grooms don’t hesitate to contact us about advertising within those pages. We’ll also have two real life wedding features, to hopefully inspire those of you who are planning your own special day. Speaking of planning and events,

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there’s so much going on in and around the town this month, and this month’s edition showcases some of the best community events, so don’t forget our website www. gainsboroughlife.com for further things to see and do. As The Great British Bake-off continues, why not test out your baking skills with this month’s recipe for Red Velvet cupcakes on page 6 — they were the cupcake of choice at the hen do and we can’t praise them highly enough! Well here’s hoping we get some weather reminiscent of an Indian Summer this month, now about that barbecue… We hope you enjoy this month’s edition of the magazine!

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METHOD • Pre-heat the oven to 170°c • Beat together the butter and sugar in either an electric mixer or electric whisk until light and fluffy on a medium speed • Slowly add the egg and beat together on a high speed • In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa powder, food colouring and vanilla extract to make a thick paste • Add to the butter mixture and mix until combined and coloured • Slowly beat in half the buttermilk, then add half the flour and continue to beat until combined • Repeat with the rest of the buttermilk, then flour until fully combined 6 Gainsborough

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

• Beat again on a high speed until smooth and even • Turn the mixer down again and mix in the salt, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar • Turn the mixer up again and beat for a few more minutes • Spoon the mixture into paper cases approximately two-thirds full and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean

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to the seasons, but this month we take a look at one project that can be started off at almost any time of the year — your own herb garden. As we’ve taken to growing more and more of our own food so we have found ourselves getting increasingly interested in trying out new recipes to make the most of all those lovely fresh flavours. Recipe books abound in our kitchen and they all have one thing in common — the use of herbs, and what a variety of them there is! Whether you’re looking for a sprig of fresh mint, a handful of rosemary, or some chopped chives what could be better than being able to choose and harvest them right outside your own back door? Choosing the right site for your herb garden is important, and outside your back door is often a good place to start! Planting near the kitchen makes it easy to pop out for a few fresh leaves when you are cooking, and many of us have a patio which can easily become home to a variety of container grown herbs. Herbs can make an attractive, fragrant and tasty addition to your borders, or you may prefer to opt for a permanent herb bed. If this is the case you will need to give some consideration to containing the growth of some of the more vigorous varieties. This can be done by dividing the bed (a cartwheel design made with bricks is very attractive), or by using pots sunk into the ground. Herbs comprise of both annual

Leanne Lodge on making cooking easy with your own herb garden plants, that germinate, grow, flower and die within the year, and perennials that will grow on from one year to the next. Whatever you plant, you will need to find out which type it is and the conditions that it favours. The more hardy perennial types such as thyme, rosemary or mint may be happy outside all year round. One of the advantages of using containers is that tender varieties can be moved under cover during the worst of the winter and even tender annuals like basil can have their season extended by lifting plants to pot up and keep on the kitchen windowsill as autumn approaches. Most types of herb can be raised from seed, but for a quicker start browse the farmers market, garden centre, or even car boot sales for plants that are ready to go. One of the great things about a herb garden is that it can be continually evolving. Look upon it as just the start of a collection, that will grow with time. Adding a new variety can be as simple as picking up a plant that takes your fancy on a trip out and adding a new pot to your collection. As well as using herbs fresh from the garden, you can dry leaves by hanging in bunches and then storing in an airtight container, or use ice cube trays to freeze chopped up leaves with a drop of water. Store the cubes in polythene bags, great for adding to a stew in the middle of winter!

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Kirton in Lindsey Society celebrate The Kirton in Lindsey Society’s new season of indoor meetings for our 25th Anniversary year starts on Tuesday 25th September at 7.30pm, in the Town Hall, Market Place, Kirton in Lindsey. It is our AGM (which is very short), this will be followed by ‘A Family History Miscellany’ — tips, stories and ‘hands on’ old records and documents. Please come along see what material we have available find out the latest news from the world of genealogy both locally and nationally. Maybe we can help you find that long lost relative! TV Star comes to Kirton

On the evening of Saturday 6th October (at 7.30pm in the Town Hall) we are having a specially celebrity lecture by Dr Jonathan Foyle on ‘Climbing Great Buildings’. Jonathan is an architectural historian, artist, Chief Executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain and visiting Professor at Lincoln University. He became known to a wider audience with his BBC2 series ‘Climbing Great Buildings’ in 2010. We are very privileged that he has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to talk to us. If you want to find out more about Jonathan and his activities go to www.built.org.uk. Ticket prices are £6, which includes light refreshments (£5 concessions) and are available by calling the number below or from One Stop Shop, Market Place, Kirton in Lindsey. Some of the forthcoming topics for the meetings include; Medieval Plagues and Potions, Alkborough Nature Reserve, RAF Hibaldstow and many more. For all the latest news visit www.kirtoninlindseysociety.org. uk or call 01652 648435. 12 Gainsborough

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Gainsborough Choral Society We enjoyed a fulfilling and successful 2011, rehearsing every Thursday school night in the studio at Queen Elizabeth's High School and giving three one night performances in All Saints Parish Church in Gainsborough. Our choir is now 100 member strong, and we would still like to welcome any new members who may be interested. There are no auditions and we sing because we want to, so come and join us this year. Our annual membership fee is just £60, and this includes; music hire, tuition and subscription. Our rehearsals follow the school year but stop during the summer months after our March concert. Our musical director Richard Green guides us through the difficult passages with patience and humour and we usually get it right in the end. Our performances are accompanied by the talented Lincoln Pro Musica orchestra and accomplished students from the High School. We employ professional soloists when required and we're proud that the high standard of our concerts has been maintained over the years. We welcome new members so come and experience the thrill of singing with a large choir it’s

much better than singing in the bath. This year we had the honour of singing with one of the opera world's current stars, Joseph Calleja, known as the Maltese Tenor. He is related to one of our choir members and a short film was being compiled for his latest album release. We were rehearsing Panis Angelicus in the parish church when Joseph entered singing the solo part. It was a magic moment to hear that warm, full sound coming from one person. Incidentally Joseph is singing at the Last Night of the Proms this year. This year we start rehearsals on Thursday 6th September and we will perform Mozart's Requiem on Saturday 17th November. In addition, Carols for All on 15th December will consist of a medley of choir and audience carols, together with the school band and choir — an uplifting pre-Christmas occasion. Our March 23rd concert focuses on 20th century compositions Constant Lambert's The Rio Grande and George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. For further information, please visit our website www.gainsboroughcs. co.uk for more details or contact our secretary by email on deirdrespeed@btinternet.com.

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one you would have seen 15 years ago. If you go behind the counter of your local high street bank branch, the computer screens you see will be reminiscent of a mainframe system from the same era. This is because many of the high street banks are still using system architectures that were set up over a decade ago. This is not a problem in itself; the old mainframe systems from the 90s were virtually bombproof and did the job they were designed to do extremely well. But, since then, Internet banking and the credit scoring software that banks use to decide whether to lend money to people have been introduced, and these new systems have had to be grafted onto the existing architecture. Inevitably this results in numerous patches and software upgrades. In June the central processing system used by the retail banking

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incredibly sophisticated and draw live data from a huge range of sources in order to make their — usually remarkably accurate — predictions. Of course, what they’re really doing is just gambling and gamblers tend to lose so, to get round this problem, they place hedges to offset the risk. Calculating the safest hedge is more complex still and some of these algorithmic programmes are so clever and intuitive they could almost be said to be human. The truth is, they’re much better at this than humans could ever be. A good example of this is the debacle at JP Morgan back in May where a trader (a human being) miscalculated the hedges on a few very large transactions and managed to lose $2 billion! If you look at the most successful hedge funds these days, they tend to be the ones that have invested huge sums of money in algorithmic trading programmes. Compare this to the IT systems utilised by the high street banks. If you go to the hole in the wall at your typical NatWest, the screen that faces you looks pretty much identical to the

divisions of RBS suffered what can only be described as a catastrophic failure. For two days the bulk of everyday transactions didn’t get processed and then it took a further week to catch up with the backlog. Given the state of their IT system, I can only say this was an accident waiting to happen. The banks want us all to use online banking and make electronic transactions because it is much cheaper for them than processing cheques or paying in cash over the counter. Most personal banking customers don’t have a bank manager; they have a computer and a call centre to allow them to interact with it. Is this such a bad thing? Maybe not! A computer doesn’t expect a bonus, it has no ego and it rarely, if ever, makes a mistake. But if you are relying on computers to operate your business then you need to invest heavily in systems and infrastructure. This is a lesson that the high street banks need to learn; until they do we can expect similar catastrophes in the future.

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Bob Dylan wrote ‘the times they are a changin’, and that’s certainly true for those involved in the selling of property in the UK. Over the last couple of years I have written a number of articles about how the Internet will change the way that we buy and sell our homes. Given the influence that online activity has over our lives, it was inevitable that estate agency like most businesses would have to adapt its practices to take full advantage of the world wide web. Vince Cable’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills are finishing a consultation to possibly amend the Estate Agents Act of 1979. The proposal is that businesses such as online sites should be outside the scope of the Act, as they simply act as ‘passive intermediaries offering a limited, low-risk service to buyers and sellers. Okay, but what does this mean? Well simply the estate agency market would be open to new business models, allowing for non-traditional agents to operate outside the scope of current legislation. This could lead to more online agents, and potentially open the door for supermarkets such as Tesco to enter the market with a cutprice alternative way to sell your home. Unsuprisingly, there has been a back 16 Gainsborough

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lash of negative opinion from agents and their governing bodies to these potential changes, as they scramble around to protect their businesses from the big bad wolf that is change! As a small independent estate agent working in one of the toughest markets we have seen in the last 30 years, I don’t relish the thought of losing business to the likes of the supermarkets or someone working from a call centre 100 miles away. I do accept though that the great British public want choice, alternatives and value for money when they come to sell. I have said for some time that the ‘no sale no fee’ model is becoming out dated, and this is undoubtedly linked to the rise of online alternatives, and the emergence of RightMove as the place for every home hunter to start their search. If you ask nine out of 10 people looking to buy or sell where they are searching for their new home they will sell the Internet, and the majority will say on RightMove. Sites like this have simplified the process for buyers, given vendors the widest possible audience but given agents a financial double whammy! The cost for agents to advertise has gone through the roof , and as sellers now perceive this as the norm it has unfortunately devalued the service expectation. I would go so far to say that if RightMove allowed

from other agents saying that ‘online’ is a fad, and that sellers will still pay more for the service of an experienced traditional agent. One even said that a high street agent will always get a higher sale value than the online agent. Well I am sorry my friends but it is time to wake up and smell the coffee! When I started in estate agency 27 years ago, we charged between 1% and 2% of the sale price. Fast forward to today and most agents are still using the same model, but on significantly higher sale values. Back then it was easier to differentiate yourself and your higher fee from the other agents, by the levels of advertising, staffing and other offices you had. These days it is a level playing field with all the agents promoting the one single major service — access to the Internet. So the way we sell houses has changed significantly but the vendors options on how to pay has in the main remained the same. It is not surprising then that change has to come, new entrants will join the market and fees inevitably will become more competitive. As the governments own website says about the potential changes ‘the Government is committed to reducing the regulatory burdens on business in order to help economic growth’. It’s a tough changing world out there and one thing’s for sure, the Internet is here to stay.

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Kirton in Lindsey Amateur Gardeners meetings update The KLAGs 2012 season of meetings continues on Wednesday 19th September with Trevor Rogers giving a talk entitled ‘Fruit Matters’. Trevor is a fruit growing expert from Richmond, North Yorkshire and is a long standing member of the Northern Fruit Group of the Royal Horticultural Society. At each meeting monthly competitions are held for members, this month it will be ‘Three Perennials’. Other subjects for future meetings this year include; Ferns and a trip around the world for Flowers and Fauna of Peru and Nepal Please come along and join us we are a friendly bunch. For further information, please call Chairman Martin Hollingsworth on 01652 648435.

Eagle Squadron’s 70th anniversary events Autumn 1942 saw the transfer

of the Eagle Squadrons from the RAF, under whose banner they flew after forming in 1940, to the USAAF (United States of Army Air Force). RAF Kirton in Lindsey was the base for all three of the Eagle squadrons. There are three events taking place in partnership with Kirton in Lindsey Town Council; Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire and the Kirton in Lindsey Society: • Friday 28th 7.30pm in the Town Hall — A talk on the History of the Eagle Squadrons will be given by Dr Roy Heidecker, the Eagle Squadron Historian from the Seymour Johnson Airbase in North Carolina. Tickets costs £5 and can be booked by contacting Martin Hollingsworth on 01652 648435, Phil Bonner on 01529 308135 or Debbie Roberts on 01529 308172 of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire. You can also request further information by email at phil@ aviationheritagelincolnshire.com. • Saturday 29th September at 3pm on The Green, near the War Memorial — A Memorial Service to commemorate the three Eagle Squadrons who flew from Kirton in Lindsey during WW2

to include the unveiling of a new Squadron Memorial and a Spitfire Flypast. Members of the public are invited to attend at The Green for the service and for an informal reception at the Town Hall afterwards. • Saturday 29th September at 7.30pm in the Town Hall - a 40s/50s Dance with the RAF’s Shades of Blue Band — it is in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Ticket prices are £20 including a Pie and Peas supper. Period dress is of course optional! Tickets will be available from Lynne Duffin on 01652 649094; Martin Hollingsworth on 01652 648435 or from One Stop Shop, Market Place, Kirton Lindsey. Further information and ticket requests can also be made by email from lynneduffin905@btinternet.com. Through the events there will be displays in the Town Hall about the history of the RAF in Kirton Lindsey and the Eagle Squadrons organised by the Kirton in Lindsey Society. For more information please contact any of the numbers above or Cate Neal, Clerk to the Town Council on 01724 855702 or kirtonclerk@btinternet.com.

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the kennels, ensuring that everyone is adhering to procedures put in place as per Sanctuary policies. We are looking for someone to join our established team who has the responsibility and the welfare of the animals at heart. It is essential that they have experience with animals and the kennel environment along with Managing a team. The role is full time (37.5 hours). It requires the candidate to work

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Themed Lindsey Lodge Hospice charity evening On Friday 21st September at 7.30pm there will be an Indianthemed evening in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Scunthorpe, at Kirton Lindsey Town Hall. The ticket price is only £18 per person and includes a three-course meal with scintillating entertainment, along with an Indian Fashion Show and raffle prizes. Tickets are available from the following people; Chris on 01724 763674, Margaret on 01652 649383, Uma on 01652 640158 and Mary on 01652 640490. The last date to purchase tickets is the 8th September as there will be no on the door ticket sales on the evening itself.

Wheatley Village Hall welcome three-piece band Watertower Bucket Boys

return to Wheatley Village Hall. Following their acclaimed performances in the county last year as Watertower Bucket Boys, the band is returning to Wheatley on Saturday 15th September, this time as a three-piece band called Water Tower, and they’ll be performing lightning fast tunes on the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass. The event costs £8 per ticket and there will be a bar available. To book and for further information please contact Carole on 01427 880758 for further details and booking. This will be a popular evening so make sure to book your place! 22 Gainsborough

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A tribute to Arthur Baumber The town of Gainsborough has recently lost one of its best known and respected sons. Born and brought up in the area, Arthur Baumber attended the Grammar School on Cox’s Hill, before joining his father's mobile drapery and haberdashery business, traversing the villages around Gainsborough. He later took over the shop Cooper and Baumber in Market Street. It was well known that Arthur could produce articles unavailable in other shops which made him a favourite of the ladies, particularly those involved in dressmaking, knitting and related pursuits. He joined the RAF during the war and served, mainly in the Far East. On demobilisation he returned to his profession. Throughout 1960 to 1961 he became a member of the Formation Committee for the new Rotary Club of Gainsborough and this was to become one of his passions, often overriding many other interests. He became a Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary’s Highest Award) and was a popular

and valued member of the club. He was also a member of Probus, the University of the Third Age, Friends of the Old Hall, Heritage Centre and Chamber of Trade, being President in 1953. He enjoyed meeting his friends for a game of snooker or dominoes at the Conservative Club. On many days he could be found attending to the crops on his allotment. He derived great pleasure in giving away his fruit and vegetables. When Arthur had to enter Foxby Hill Nursing Home he could no longer attend the regular meetings of Rotary. It was the unanimous decision to make him an Honorary Member and the certificate to this effect could be seen, proudly displayed on the window sill in his room. He was always keen to hear the latest news on club events from his visitors. Above all, Arthur was an ardent family man. Sadly he lost his wife Doris a few years ago, but would talk fondly of his children, Gillian and Keith who were his pride and joy. To them we express our sincere thoughts and regards he will be sadly missed.

GAOS Autumn Concert Tickets are now on sale now

for Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Society’s Autumn Concert. After their success with ‘Me and My Girl’, GAOS are back with a concert spectacular. ‘Diamond Jubilee’ is an all singing, all dancing trip though the 60 years of the Queen’s reign. The performance features songs from the big screen, television and music, and there’s sure to be something here for everyone. It will be a showcase of many genres, including songs from Rogers and Hammerstein, a Bond Medley, a Queen Selection and many more. Performances will take place on Friday 28th September and

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Kirton in Lindsey WI 75th anniversary exhibition Kirton in Lindsey WI are having an exhibition to celebrate their 75th Anniversary. It will be held on the 8th and 9th September at the UMC Church of St Andrew’s, and will be open on the Saturday from 10.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Photos, memorabilia and crafts will be also on display. Refreshments will be served all day. There will be a service at 3.00pm on the Sunday, followed by a celebration tea for past members. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lincoln & District MS Society This month the Lincoln & District Multiple Sclerosis Society begin their Autumn/Winter activities. Our first meeting of the month will be Tuesday 4th September, when we will attend at the M.S. Therapy Centre Lincoln at 7.30pm. This month we have a talk by the MS Nurse Shannon Gaughan, this will be of interest to all members, when you will get up to date information on all available treatments. Transport is available for this event, please ring Charlie on 01427 611095. 26 Gainsborough

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Misterton Art Group Misterton Art Group has its own resident artist Mr Graham Hanks, who teaches members every Thursday and on occasional Saturdays. We also have visiting artists who conduct regular workshops. They all teach Watercolour, Acrylics and Pastels along with mixed media. The group was first formed the group in February this year, and continues to reach out to all members of the public who would like to hone their own artistic skills. Anyone can become a member, male or female and of any age. Meetings take place at The Granary Room at The Dovecote on Grovewood Road in Misterton, which has many facilities including having the benefit of being wheelchair friendly. Membership costs only £10 per year, and £5 per session for classes.

There are two sessions each Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm and also 1.30pm to 3.30pm, with a one hour break for lunch. If you wish to attend it is £10 for both sessions. Food and drinks can be purchased at the cafe. Non-members pay £10 per session. For sessions hosted by visiting artists, prices may vary as their charges vary in price for their services. So whether you are an experienced artist or someone who has always wanted to give it a go, please come along and introduce yourself, you will be made very welcome. September has a busy schedule of meetings planned and members are always kept informed of any changes and all new artists by email. For more information please email williammarples@hotmail. co.uk, or call 01427 892635.

Gainsborough Rotary Club In the wake of a most successful

event, members of the Gainsborough Rotary Club wish to thank all the people who played any part in the organisation, running or publicising the Pedal Car Grand Prix on Sunday12th August. First of all thanks must go to all the teams and supporters who made the race a thrilling and entertaining spectacle. The will and determination of the drivers can only be described as mind boggling. Thanks must go to our guests, Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Mrs Jessie Milne and Commonwealth and World Champion Power Lifter Megan Ainsworth. Their contribution was greatly appreciated. Once again, 203 Squadron, Air Training Corps and Lives First Responders gave invaluable assistance with manpower and medical cover respectively. Without the help of our sponsors — who are too numerous to mention — the event would not have taken place. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. Very many individuals, a great

number of whom we rely on constantly, we also on hand to 'hold the fort'. We were delighted to welcome members of the Apex Gymnastics Club who gave an impressive display of their skills. We wish them every success in the future. The stallholders helped to provide sustenance and entertainment which was greatly appreciated. We wish to thank the Governors and staff of Queen Elizabeth High School for the use of their facilities. They have come to our assistance on many occasions. Their support has been incalculable. Last, but by no means least, we would like to pay tribute to the local press, publications and radio, who we rely on for publicity prior to and during the event. We are sorry that some of the planned attractions we had hoped to include were,in the final analysis, unobtainable. If I have omitted to thank anyone connected to the event, please accept my apologies.

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The danger of lilies for cats Julie Maxted on how a seemingly harmless plant could wreak havoc

Many cat owners are still unaware of how dangerous lilies are, in particular the pollen. As pet-sitters, it’s extremely important for us to check the welfare of the animals we are looking for and to spot any potential hazards. Many a time we have started to look after a cat and found lilies left by the owners whilst they go on holiday. We either put them in another locked room or throw them away. The

owners are always grateful to us once they realise the potential catastrophe that possibly could have occurred. The danger is that if a cat gets the pollen on its fur and then proceeds to lick itself, the pollen is poisonous and a cat can potentially die if not caught early. We have known cats to recover, but not in all cases. So, if you are a cat owner and are not aware of the dangers, then we would suggest you change from lilies to daffodils or tulips, or even pot plants to keep your cat safe!

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Julian and Leanne head out to The Ingram Arms in Laughton

It has been over three years since we last reviewed The Ingram Arms at Laughton, and it was on a lovely Saturday evening that we decided to drive out to this lovely country pub. The pub and restaurant is situated seven miles from Gainsborough centre and it takes approximately 10 minutes by car. The Ingram Arms has been a familyowned and managed pub for over 23 years now. Although some of the people behind the bar had changed since our last visit, the welcome was just as warm and after selecting our drinks, we were shown to our table. There was a great atmosphere that evening, due to how busy it was. There were tables made up of a mixture of many different types of diners from families, to couples and even a large party in the restaurant, all chatting and enjoying their meals. The restaurant area is set up intelligently with tables and intimate booths spread over many areas. One of the many plus points about The Ingram Arms is the extensive menu, and of course this didn’t make our meal selections easy. Sarah, co-owner and manager is also the chef, and the variety of dishes she 30 Gainsborough

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A welcome with open arms… is able to offer range from classic dishes such as Home Made Steak Pie at only £6.75, to many dishes from across different continents. There are also some new additions, to both the starters and the main courses with the sizzling prawn dish catching my eye very early on from the specials board. After much deliberation we made our selection. Leanne started with Haddock Fishcake served with salad and tartare sauce. I confess I was tempted by the Mushrooms covered in Stilton sauce, but I remembered I had tasted this before, so I opted for a new dish, Prawn Skewer with a sweet and sour sauce. The batter was light and the prawns were large and succulent and such a plentiful serving too. Leanne also commented that her fishcake was also delicious. Although the restaurant was busy, we didn’t have to wait very long before our main courses were served. Leanne loves her simple

traditional fayre and had opted for homemade steak pie, served with fresh vegetables and chips. When her main course came, even Leanne’s eyes grew wide as she saw the portion size! An overly generous portion of juicy steak, served within thick meaty gravy all topped off with a light golden puff pastry lid. Making the decision for my own main course choice was challenging to say the least. I was torn between no less than six dishes! I did finally made my mind up and opted for the mighty 16/18oz rump steak with a drunken bullock sauce (a red wine, mushroom and onion sauce) served with a side salad and chips (we just love our chips). The steak alone took almost half the plate up — which was a good thing as I was particularly hungry — and was moist and tender. The sauce added an extra depth of flavour with the red wine giving a slightly fruity contrast to the deep flavour of the steak. The salad

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was fresh and crisp and the chips used to ‘mop’ up the drunken bullock sauce! I have to admit, with such generous portions for my first two courses, I was quite full at this point. Yet the dessert course will always be my favourite and I hardly ever say no, so I just had to browse the dessert menu. Once again the huge variety of options was apparent on the dessert list, so I could of been there some time, until I spotted the crumble. Now I don’t like to blow my own trumpet, but I make a mean crumble (the last being a few weeks ago with next door’s rhubarb) so I wanted to see if their version could hit the spot! Leanne was tempted by the New York Cheesecake, but with two weeks to go to the wedding, decided to opt out in the end! I didn’t have a dress to fit in to, so soon after ordering the dish arrived. The crumble was crunchy and with the fruit being both tangy and sweet and the same time. I have to say it

was delicious, but I do think mine just pips it! What was great is I didn’t have to make it and that certainly adds to the enjoyment of good home-made comfort puddings, especially when they are served with lashings of hot custard, which this was. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, but have to say I was a little uncomfortable from indulging myself a little too much this evening. Sorry waist line! In summary, we had another really enjoyable meal at The Ingram Arms. It was good to see that after nearly three and a half years since our last review, the same great standards have been retained. The Ingram Arms delivers good quality food at value for money prices. After over 23 years at the helm, they have honed and refined what works well and this is demonstrated by the regular diners who travel to eat there — many of which we overheard in the restaurant that evening.

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If you follow our recommendation and visit soon, you’ll a really friendly atmosphere, with staff eager to help. What more could anyone ask for when choosing somewhere great to dine out? The Ingram Arms also do a Lunchtime Menu with Sandwiches starting at a very reasonable £2.00 and the Main Menu ranging from £4.50 to £6.95. If you wish to visit on a weekend, it is advisable to book your table to avoid disappointment. The Ingram Arms 10 Blyton Road, Laughton, Gainsborough DN21 3PR Tel: 01427 628465 www.theingramarms.co.uk Food served: Mon — Sat 12.00pm – 2.00pm 5.30pm – 6.30pm Sun 12.00pm – 8.00pm Sept 2012 │ Gainsborough

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The average cost of running a new car is up to a hefty £6,000 a year, according to the AA. So it’s hardly surprising the cost of motoring is one of the single biggest issues affecting people’s finances today — even after the fuel duty rise has been postponed. Here are some quick tips to drive down the cost of motoring. IS YOUR PHOTOCARD VALID? Even though your licence may be valid, you risk a £1,000 fine if the photo is out of date. These need renewing every 10 years and 1.8m are out of date. To find out if yours is one of them, take a look at section 4b on your licence to see the renewal date. If it’s expired renew it ASAP, though it will cost £20 to do. DON’T USE A COMPARISON SITE, USE TWO If you are looking to compare car insurance, make sure you use more than one comparison site. Each comparison site looks at different firms, so combine them to make sure you get the best coverage. At the moment my top two picks to combine are Gocompare and MoneySupermarket, then add the big insurers they miss, including Aviva and Direct Line, and Admiral if you’ve more than one car in the home. UNFAIR PARKING TICKET? CHALLENGE IT Getting a ticket slapped on your window can be a nightmare. While we’re to blame at times, sometimes they do arrive unfairly. I remember parking at 7.00pm by a “no parking until 6:30pm” sign and finding a ticket when I got back — so hastily I took a picture. Turned out it was in a new “no parking till 8.00pm” zone but they’d forgotten to take the old sign down. My first appeal was rejected, but I persevered and they backed down. In fact, 50% of those who challenge council parking tickets they believe are unfair, and take them all the way to the Independent Traffic Penalty Tribunal, win. CUT PETROL COSTS BY 30% The big trick to learn is how to drive as quickly, but with a technique that 32 Gainsborough

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means you use less fuel. The key is accelerating less aggressively, moving into a higher gear earlier, and using road positioning so you brake less and the car can slow down gradually. For some, it cuts costs by 30% alone. You can also make your car more efficient by checking your tyre pressure’s correct, taking off unused roof racks and so on. Find the cheapest forecourt with www. petrolprices.com and use the top credit cards offering cashback (fully repaid so there’s no interest) to get 3% back on all fuel spending. Combine these techniques and many regular drivers could save £500+ a year. DON’T ASSUME 3RD PARTY INSURANCE IS CHEAPEST Bizarrely, the lowest level of cover isn’t always cheapest. Sometimes, comprehensive wins, as choosing it means you’re considered a lower risk and the discount for this sometimes outweighs the discount for getting lesser cover. So if you were going for 3rd party, also get a comprehensive quote as well. HIDDEN COUNCIL MOT CENTRES CAN SLASH COSTS These are designed for councils’ own vehicles (eg, buses), but by law they must be open to the public. As they generally don’t do repairs, they’ve less vested interest in failing people, so anecdotally people get fewer fails. One example: “My 4x4 failed with a £1,200 bill at the local garage. My council-run MOT centre passed it.” Of course, if you’re happy with your local firm, stick with it, but if not, this is a useful option. PRIVATE PARKING COMPANIES CAN’T FINE YOU It may be dressed up to look like a parking fine, but if you get a ticket at a supermarket, housing estate, etc, rather than from a council or police, it’s not a fine, it’s an invoice. So if you think it’s unfair, don’t “appeal” against it as you’re accepting its jurisdiction. Instead, as with any invoice you think is unfair, tell them — explaining why — and don’t pay it. The only way they can force you to pay is to take you to court, where a judge decides and often that’s not worth it.

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Grand draw North Leverton Windmill turns to the wind again

A grand draw in aid of the John

Coupland Hospital takes place on Saturday 29th September and tickets will be available at Morrison's and Co-op during this month. The draw will be made by the President of The John Coupland Hospital Charities Comittee Dr S Patanwala at a Supper Dance to be held at Morton Village hall on from 6.30pm with a two-course meal being served at 7.00pm. This will be followed by Dancing to Keith Ivor Band. Tickets are available at £12 by calling 01427 614466 or 01427 615317.

Scotter LIVES Fun Day Scotter LIVES First Responders hold this year’s Annual Fun Day and Classic Car and Bike show on Saturday 8th September from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. The day will take place Scotter Village Hall and Playing Fields and is free entry for everyone. There will be lots to see and do including Classic cars and bikes on display, a car boot sale (at only £5 per pitch), BBQ, cakes, sandwiches, refreshments, Raffle, Tombola, prize-winning stalls and much more. So come and join the fun.

Thee Counties Botanical Art Group The Three Counties Botanical Art

Group meet in The New Hall, Bawtry on a Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. We're a friendly group, some members work in watercolour and some with coloured pencil. Our autumn term begins on the 12th September so if you would like to join us or know more about our group please contact Sue Woffinden on 01909 731020.

The Performing Arts Club

St John's offer young people aged between the years of 12 to 25 a chance to work towards an Arts Award, through their training and mentoring programme. The awards are run as night classes once a month.

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We are almost at the end of an

epic journey. It started back in 2008 when a millwright visited the site and condemned two of the sails. They were removed immediately. Further inspection revealed there was substantial rot in the fantail and also visible signs of decay in the main beams in the cap. The options, remove the remaining sails, board up the windows, and stop milling after 195 years or set about the mammoth task of raising £100,000 for the repairs. As far as the friends of North Leverton Windmill and the directors were concerned there was no choice — we had to raise the funds. A charitable trust was established and the windmill, cottage and grounds were donated by the shareholders of North Leverton Windmill Company to the Trust. Thereafter the hard work began in earnest. The support of the general public was amazing, and together with grants and pledges £40,000 was soon raised. This fell short of the target and to add to the woe, the remaining two sails were deteriorating. The windmill was put on the ‘At Risk’ register by English Heritage. Application after application was submitted and further fund raising events followed: finally word came from English Heritage that they would match fund the money raised to date. The millwright was appointed and work began in December 2011. The efforts of the friends of North Leverton windmill were recognised when they were nominated as

‘Heritage Angels’. The friends made it the final four of ‘The Best Rescue of an Industrial Building’. A group of volunteers were invited to a prestigious award ceremony in London hosted by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. The friends of North Leverton Windmill include all of those of you who support the mill and give so generously. The cap and sails were removed just before Christmas and work began. The weather hampered progress, but in May this year the repaired cap and two new sails were refitted. Throughout the four year period, the windmill continued milling. The engine driven stones were used when required. Today milling is back on wind power and a range of flour and animal feeds is available. The mill is open every Saturday to visitors and when the wind is blowing the sails will be turning. Everyone is welcome. The remaining two sails should be in place for the 8th and 9th September Family Fun Weekend. Once again the event will be free and there will be a range of displays and exhibits including Yorkshire Hawking Club, Nottinghamshire Wildlife, Have-a-go-archery, BBQ and of course the famous pizza oven. Next year will see a series of events held at the windmill to celebrate its 200th birthday. For further information visit www. north-leverton-windmill.co.uk or telephone James on 01427 880254.

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LEGAL EAGLE Dean Dunham

Help! My mobile is broken! This is becoming an increasing problem, especially with iPhones. Here’s the scenario which for many people will sound familiar. You go to a shop to buy an iPhone and you get told that you can have the iPhone FREE if you take out a 2 year contract. With iPhones costing at least £350, this sounds like a good deal so you agree to the 2 year contract with a charge of around probably £43 per month. However, 13 to 14 months down the road your iPhone breaks down. Your immediate reaction is to telephone your network provider to ask for a replacement but they say no because the phone is past its “one” year warranty. So, you are told that all you can do is buy a new phone. WRONG, you do have options: USE THE SALE OF GOODS ACT ARGUMENT Under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 products must be ‘fit for purpose’. In this respect, you could argue that a handset sold on a two-year contract is only ‘fit for purpose’ if it lasts two years, therefore when you took the contract out you clearly intended to use the iPhone for the entire 2 years and most probably 36 Gainsborough

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beyond. There are cases where this has proved successful and the handset has been replaced. If this happens then your case is with the network or retailer rather than Apple. You could also argue, again using the Sale of Goods Act, that consumers have the right to ask the retailer to replace or repair any faulty item for up to six years after an item is purchased. QUOTE EU LAW Now we are getting really technical with the law but the principle here is straightforward. There is an EU directive called “EU Directive 1999/44/EC” which clearly states that: ‘A two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods everywhere in the EU (which includes the UK). Crucially, a key point in the directive is that it doesn’t require the buyer to show the fault is inherent in the product and not down to their actions, unlike the Sale of Goods Act. However, the problem with this argument is that when you go back to the shop where you purchased the iPhone and tell them all about your rights under this EU Directive they will no doubt look at you with a blank expression on their face. Don’t

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worry, this just means that they have never heard of this law before. If this happens you should demand that your complaint is referred up the ladder to the retailer’s legal team as they will understand the argument. When making your complaint, there is an important point that you need to be aware of which is that after a product is six months old, the onus is on the consumer to prove there was a problem when they received the goods, even if it’s taken time to come to manifest itself. MY ADVICE Prevention is always better than cure. When you buy an iPhone you can pay for an extended warranty from Apple which they call “The AppleCare protection plan for iPhone”. This will give you an extra year’s hardware repair cover on top of the standard one year warranty and includes both parts and labour, for the iPhone, battery and accessories. However, if you have already purchased your iPhone and find yourself in the situation described above, make sure that you complain immediately and put your complaint in writing. Overall, persevere, as retailers do not like persistent, complaining consumers.

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Your monthly horoscopes ARIES

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21st MARCH — 20th APRIL Creating firm foundations on which to build your future is the main energy for you this month. Expansive Jupiter is firmly placed in the communication sector of your chart and with your ruler in powerful Scorpio; do pay attention to any professional opportunities that come your way.

21st APRIL — 21st MAY The time is fast approaching when you must be open and honest about your goals and ambitions. Both the Sun and Mercury in hard working Virgo can help with new ideas. Venus, your ruler, moves into creative Leo on the 7th, courage and adventure are yours for the asking.

22nd MAY — 21st JUNE The Sun and your ruler Mercury, both occupy the domestic sector of your chart this month – Feeling more restless than usual, you’ll find yourself re-evaluating and reassessing many areas of life. Mars in Scorpio offers stamina to see a project through to its conclusion.

22nd JUNE — 22nd JULY Money matters become a big focus from the 7th onwards as Venus enters your financial sector. Unanticipated events surrounding your personal finances are likely, particularly around the new moon on the 16th. Trust in your intuition as creative projects could bring rewards.

24th OCTOBER — 22nd NOVEMBER An important month for Scorpios as fiery and headstrong Mars moves through your sign. You’ll have big ideas about how to increase your income, and these may well include learning, communication and networking. This is also a powerful month for enhancing close partnerships.

23rd NOVEMBER — 21st DECEMBER Your relationships and close partnerships are the focus of this month. Mighty Jupiter, your ruling planet, is illuminating the need for better understanding and open communication. Energy levels should be stronger than they have been recently, but do take time to rest and relax

22nd DECEMBER — 20th JANUARY Plenty of planetary action in the travel and adventure sector of your chart ensures a busy month. You are ready to enter a fresh and positive phase of existence, probably with original and interesting people. Exciting opportunities arrive after the Virgo new moon on the 16th.

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23rd JULY — 23rd AUGUST Venus enters your sign on the 7th, enhancing your overall charm and perhaps bringing gifts, money and favours your way. The Sun, your ruler, is particularly powerful illuminating the financial sector of your chart. Friends are also important and you’ll enjoy reaching out to others.

21st JANUARY — 18th FEBRUARY Partnerships and finances are illuminated this month, particularly after the 7th as Venus moves into Leo. On the 13th a powerful alignment between Venus and Uranus, your ruler, causes you to reassess your goals on a romantic level. Work and career matters are also favoured.

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24th AUGUST — 22nd SEPTEMBER It’s your birthday month and communicative Mercury, your ruler, is also in your sign. Plans and solid foundations for the future can really get going now. Energetic Mars in Scorpio is strong on confidence, and you are now open to experiences and adventure beyond your usual routine 38 Gainsborough

23rd SEPTEMBER — 23rd OCTOBER Responsible Saturn is coming to the end of his long 2 ½ year stay in your sign. You have learnt many things and now you can reap the rewards with your stronger sense of purpose and clarity. Venus, your ruler, enters creative Leo on the 7th, brining new and innovative ideas.

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19th FEBRUARY — 20th MARCH This month begins with continued attention to your career development and you have vast ideas about how you might increase your income. Don’t underestimate your talents as this is a strong period for creative plans. The new moon on the 16th brings unexpected opportunities your way.

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Richard Stevenson shares his favourite savoury dishes THIS MONTH Baked Fish Parcels with Tomato & Onion Cous Cous

I have something of a confession to make — this month’s recipe was cooked by my dear wife Helen, after I had a rather unfortunate incident with some new kitchen knives bought for our wedding (thanks Chris and Doug!). However, I did take on the Head Chef role and stalked around the kitchen shouting and

swearing, so that was okay! Lesson to learn here is threefold; brand new knives are very sharp, fingers are very soft and you really should always pay attention to what you’re doing when said knives are near said fingers! That said, the staff at A&E were very friendly…

• Seal the parcels by first folding in the front and rear edges, then bring the sides in and fold together, creating a sealed pouch • Place each parcel on a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper on and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through • Once cooked, carefully remove

the parcels and open the foil, folding back all the edges • Sprinkle over a little of the parsley and serve

INGREDIENTS • 4 portions of white fish of your choice • 1 red onion • 28g flat leaf parsley • 400g chopped tomatoes • 250g cous cous • 300ml vegetable stock • Mixed herbs

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Little black book Alzheimers Society (WL & Lincoln) ......... 01427 677348 or 01522 692681 Army Cadet Force ............................................01427 616256 Arts for Trinity ........................................... 01427 616852 Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels ............................................01777 708707 Bereavement Group ........................................... 01522 518225 Breathe Easy ............................................07967 415379 Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group ...........................................01427 668335 Christian Aid (Gainsborough) ........................................... 01427 612820 Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust ............................................01427 611497 Delvers (Gainsborough History Group) ........................................... 01427 611940 Diabetes UK (Gainsborough Branch) ........................................... 01427 667230 Friends of Gainsborough Old Hall ............................................01427 612017 Friends of Richmond Park ............................................01427 811573 Gainsborough Adventure Playground ............................................01427 617165 Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Soc. .........................................www.gaos.org.uk Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club ............................................01427 617752 Gainsborough Choral Society ............................................01427 614162 Gainsborough Children’s Centre ............................................01427 617767 Gainsborough Country Market ............................................01427 616070 Gainsborough Croquet Club ............................................01427 617101 Gainsborough Folk Club .............. www.gainsboroughfolkclub.com ........................................... 01427 838726 Gainsborough Heart Support Group ............................................01427 616610 Gainsborough Heritage Association ........................................... 01427 615064 Gainsborough Hearing Helpline ........................................... 01427 612820 Gainsborough House ........................................... 01427 811160 Gainsborough Lions ............................................01427 617596 Gainsborough Ladies Social Group ........................................... 07538 853198 G'borough Macular Disease Support Group ..........01427 616852 or 01427 811609

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Gainsborough Martial Arts Academy ........................................... 01427 615368 Gainsborough Organ Society ........................................... 01427 615265 Gainsborough Parkinson's UK ........................................... 01427 611555 Gainsborough Probus Men’s Club ........................................... 01427 613407 Gainsborough Furniture Resource ........................................... 01427 238948 Gainsborough Scouts ...... 0845 09444279 or 01427 613437 Gainsborough Shiatsu Therapy & Treatment Academy ........................................... 01427 615368 Gainsborough Theatre Company ............................................01427 810616 Gainsborough Youth Club ........................................... 07792 626484 Gainsborough Autism Parent Support Group ........................................... 01427 614583 Girls Brigade ........................................... 01427 810305 Girlguiding - Gainsborough ........................................... 01427 612125 Guide Dogs Support ............................................07879 432181 Healthy Walks (Gainsborough & District) ............................................01427 675138 Home Start Support and Friendship for Families ............................................01427 677445 Hospice At Home ............................................01427 679429 Horizon Youth Centre ........................................... 01427 612095 John Coopland Hospital Charities Committee ........... 01427 614466 / 01427 615317 Joshua Tyler Charity ............................................01427 610761 Kirton-in-Lindsey Amateur Gardeners ............................................01652 648435 Kirton-in-Lindsey Entertainment Org. ...............................................................01652 648435 Ladies Luncheon Club ............................................01427 610708 Ladybirds Playgroup ........................................... 07712 894425 Lincoln & District MS Society ........................................... 01427 611095 Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society ...........................................01522 500652 Lincolnshire Gypsy Liason Group ............................................01427 619521

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust ........................................... 01427 628457 Mayflower Animal Sanctuary ........................................... 01302 711330 Mother & Toddler Group ........................................... 01427 613606 Multiple Sclerosis Society ........................................... 01427 611095 North Lincs Breast Cancer Support Group ........................................... 01427 615503 Over 50s Good Companions ............................................01724 762940 Performing Arts Group .........................................07797 4628502 Rotary Club ...........................................01427 848395 Royal Air Forces Association ........................................... 01777 704056 Slumgothic (Youth Group) ............................................07908 771107 Salvation Army ........................................... 01427 616353 Scotter Lives ........................................... 01507 525999 Second Chance Feline Rescue ............................................07737 205938 Speckled Frogs Pre-School ........................................... 01427 848922 Speaking Up Group ........................................... 01522 702555 The Performing Arts Club - St Johns ............................................01427 612870 The Royal British Legion ........................................... 01427 616852 Trinity Performing Arts Centre ............................................01427 676655 Tranquility Lifestyle ........................................... 07751 964832 Two x Two playgroup ..........07891 912667 or 01777 710883 University of the Third Age Group ............................................01427 718881 Voluntary Centre Services (W Lindsey) ............................................01427 613470 Whites Wood Lane Judo Club ............01427 616442 or 07980 48467

If you would like your charity or society to appear on this page please contact us on: t: 01777 839199/839222 e: community@ gainsboroughlife.com

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MOTORING

GTC enters the fray

Tim Barnes-Clay finds out how Vauxhall’s Astra GTC measures up

The new Astra GTC lays down the gauntlet Max speed: 125 mph 0-62 mph: 9.9 secs MPG: 47.9 Power (bhp): 138 Torque (lb/ft): 147 139 g/km CO2: Price: £19,080 Pros: Looks Economy Space Price Cons: A bit slow

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to VW’s Scirocco and Renault’s Megane Coupe with a heady mix of dynamic excellence, dramatic design features and competitive pricing. The car looks like it’s been yanked from the class above, with its low, wide stance and simple, yet rakish lines. In fact the only elements the GTC shares with its siblings are the door handles and the roof aerial — even the wheelbase and tracks are different. But don’t be fooled: the GTC’s looks conceal a cabin that’s roomy and comfortable enough to accommodate four adults and their luggage. Storage volume inside has been improved by 50 percent over the current model. So while the GTC will appeal to car enthusiasts, its relative practicality should attract attention from fleet buyers and drivers with families too. The Astra GTC can be ordered with a choice of four engines — one diesel and three petrols. All engines have six-speed transmission and start/stop as standard, maximising economy. With 138bhp, the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine,

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on test here, achieves up to 47.9mpg, yet it still delivers an acceptable, if not blisteringly quick, performance of 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 125mph. Standard equipment is generous no matter which GTC model you choose. Even in entrylevel Sport trim, the GTC comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, DAB stereo and USB functionality. In addition, a range of new colours and materials, bespoke to the GTC, set the car apart from other Astras. As with all cars in Vauxhall’s line-up, the GTC comes with a 100,000 mile lifetime warranty, available to first owners. This is supported by 12 months’ Vauxhall Assistance breakdown cover and six years’ body panel anti-perforation warranty.

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Index

Gainsborough Life

Adult Training Courses Riverside Training Services...............48 Aerial Installations & Repairs Aerials Etc.............................................15 Aerial Lincs...........................................23 John Gregory’s.....................................33 Aesthetics & Beauty Glamour Box........................................29 Alternative Energy Solutions I Power Solutions.......................24 & 25 Solar Enles...........................................21 Bathroom Sales Prestige Bathrooms.............................. 7 Building & Property Services ADB Builders........................................13 Booth Construction.............................23 DA Martin Building Contractors........33 The John Kinch Group........................23 Nigel Sutton Construction.................41 Car Repairs & Servicing Diamond Autos....................................45 Caravan Storage N&P Burrows Caravan Storage.........27 Carpentry and Joinery Service C Handley LTD......................................28 Carpets & Flooring Showroom Horsleys of Gainsborough................... 9 Cleaning Services Mid Lincs Cleaning Services.............43 Service Master....................................45 Computer Services & Sales Lidgett Computer Solutions..............11 The Computer Man.............................15 Curtain & Blind Specialist Vorbo Blinds........................................... 7 Design & Print Services Life Design & Print................................ 8 Domestic Repairs Peter Ford.............................................39 Double Glazing True Window Care Ltd........................47 Driving Instructor Sam’s School of Motoring..................45

Electrician & Electrical Contractors SJ Wheatley..........................................43 Trent Side Electrical............................23 Family Day Out Shepherds Place Farm.......................29 The Haxey Gate Inn.............................35 Funeral Services Lincs Co-op Funeral Services............. 9 Gardening Services DN22 Gardening.................................11 Gold Bought & Sold Cash Brokers.......................................13 Health & Fitness The Studio............................................19 Hot Tubs for Sale/Hire AA Hot Tubs..........................................11 Kennels & Cattery North Leverton Kennels & Cattery...29 Lawn Mower Repair & Service Steve Stanton Lawn Mowers............11 Lawn Care Specialist Greenthumb........................................... 1 Letting Agency Just Lettings.........................................17 Local Department Store Lincs Cooperative................................. 3 Metal Merchants (Scrap) A1 Metal Recycling.............................45 Narrowboat Experience Day JP Business Services.........................33 Office Space To Hire Mercury House....................................27 Oil Tank Supplier The Oil Tank Company........................21 Painter & Decorator Steve Mann..........................................43 Pet & Animal Food Supplies LBF Ltd..................................................28 Picture Frames DK Frames...........................................33 Plastering Service PL Plastering........................................41 Plumbing & Gas Services A Harris.................................................21 DC Installations...................................33 Heat 2 U................................................23 J Thompson..........................................41 Nigel Qualter........................................43

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Restaurants & Pubs Angel Inn...............................................13 Gainsborough Golf Club....................... 5 The Blacksmiths..................................20 The Ingram Arms.......................30 & 31 Retirement Solutions & Care Homes Fernedene Care Home............................39 Grosvenor House Care Home...................2 Roofing Specialist Timby Traditional Roofing...................28 Solicitors Andrew Jay & Co..................................37 Stoves, Fireplaces & Surrounds Harworth Heating................................35 N&P Burrows........................................43 Taxis ABC Taxis..............................................23 Diamond Cabs.....................................33 Television Sales, Installs & Repairs Aegir Consumer Electronics..............15 John Gregory’s.....................................33 Theatrical & Music Performances Thoresby Courtyard............................37 Timber Merchants G Empson & Sons Ltd........................21 Van Hire Road Trippin’........................................45

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New Leisure and Beginner’s Courses for the Autumn Term 2012 NEW

Beginner’s Watercolour

IT for Work

THIS TERM

IT for Work

IT 4 Work Tues 2/10/12 – 13/11/12 excel 30/10/12 9:15am-11:15am £10 deposit refunded on completion of course

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First Aid

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Beginner’s Watercolou r

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Sign Language

Beginner’s Beauty Therapy Tues 2/10/12-23/10/12 10am-12 noon £10 + £5 materials cost

Beginner’s Beauty Therapy

Beginner’s Interior Design Mon 24/9/12-22/10/12 1:30pm-3:30pm £15 + £5 materials cost

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Boost Your Self Esteem

Beginner’s Floristry Thurs 27/9/12 – 25/10/12 6:30pm-8:30pm £10 + £15 materials cost Christmas Floristry Thurs 6/12/12 10am-3pm £10 + £25 materials cost (no concessions for this course)

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Beginner’s Floristry

Please call the centre on 01427 677277 for further details and to book your place Concessions may apply for course fees and support for material costs

Riverside Training Services Limited Office Unit 2, 1st Floor, Britannia House, Marshalls Yard, Beaumont Street, Gainsborough DN21 2NA Tel: 01427 677277 Fax: 01427 614440 Email: enquiries@riverside-training.org.uk www.riverside-training.org.uk

PCDL courses are funded by Lincolnshire County Council working with external partners to deliver the highest level of Lifelong Learning across the county


Gainsborough Life magazine September 2012  

September 2012 edition of Gainsborough Life magazine

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