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Make A Will In September & Support The Butterwick Hospice

DO YOU OWN A HOUSE? OWN A VEHICLE? HAVE MANY POSSESSIONS? HAVE LIFE INSURANCE? If you answered YES to any of the above questions the next question you should ask yourself is how soon and where can i draw up a Will. By drawing up a Will you will gain peace of mind by knowing that you have provided properly for all your loved one’s future. During September, Butterwick Hospice is working in partnership with


Jacksons, Stockton Contact Mrs L HoskynsAbrahall Tel: 01642 356 500 Punch Robson, Coulby Newham Contact Mrs Julie Beattie Tel: 01642 233 980

reputable local Solicitors to help you make a Will. The Solicitors are giving their time and expertise and all we ask is that you make a donation to the hospice of £75 for a single Will and £95 for a pair of matching Wills. WHY DO I NEED TO WRITE A WILL? Here are five good reasons!

Macks Solicitors, Middlesbrough Contact Mrs L Monks Tel: 01642 252 828 Punch Robson, Ingleby Barwick Contact Mrs Katie Wigham Tel: 01642 754 050

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1. To make sure that your money, property and possessions are passed on the way you want. 2. If you have young children, to choose who will look after them if neither Parent is alive. 3. To say what is to happen if your whole family is killed in a car crash or accident 4. To arrange for burial or cremation. 5. To leave legacy to charity. Archers Law, Stockton Contact Miss W Edwards Tel: 01642 636 500 Freeman Johnson, Darlington Contact Mrs H Thompson Tel: 01325 466 221 Macks Solicitors, Redcar Contact Mrs L Monks Tel: 01642 252 828 Macks Solicitors, Darlington Contact Mrs L Monks Tel: 01325 387 974

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The great hit singles To have been described by iconic American music critic Bruce Eder as ‘the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll’ after a mere 24 months of recording and performing must be something of a record. Yet the impact that Charles Hardin Holley had on the music world in a relatively short time was so profound that his works and innovations are said to have inspired and influenced exalted musicians like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton. His influence on popular music, in fact, made Holley one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, while in 2004 Rolling Stone ranked Holley among "The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time". Decca Records signed up Holley in February 1956 and misspelt his name as ‘Holly’ on the contract. He thereafter adopted the misspelled name for his professional career and since his family has always called him ‘Buddy’ that was the Christian name he also used. He went on to form his own band, ‘ The Crickets,’ consisting of Holly (lead guitar and vocals), Niki Sullivan (guitar), Joe B. Mauldin (bass), and Jerry Allison (drums). There is little doubt that

of all the songs he created in his short career he will be best remembered for ‘Peggy Sue,’ a name that perhaps summed up better than any other the ‘middle’ America of the mid-fifties. Amazingly, it was never actually intended to be called by that name. Holly originally called it ‘Cindy Lou’ in honour of his niece, but the Cricket’s drummer Jerry Allison had recently broken up with his girlfriend Peggy Sue Gerron and suggested the name change as a way of getting back into her affections. Holly accepted the change and the song was recorded on July 1st 1957 at producer Norman Clovis’ studios in New Mexico.

Don Mclean was right When the session began the backing music had a calypso feel that simply didn’t work so Jerry Allison was asked to play a consistently rolling ‘paradiddle’ on a snare drum with the snares turned off. Holly intensified the rhythm on guitar with fast downstrokes and the result was the throbbingly intense ‘Peggy Sue’ we have all come to know and love. It soared to number three in the American charts and reached number six in


Britain in December 1957. That began a whirlwind two years for Holly that tragically ended with his death in a plane crash on January 23rd 1959. Perhaps the nicest part of the story is that the single did indeed bring Jerry Allison and his Peggy Sue back together and they eloped and married on July 22nd 1958 in Honey Grove Texas. And that was where the story would have ended had Buddy’s father Lawrence Odell Holley not suggested that there might be some mileage in a sequel. Buddy agreed and wrote and recorded ‘Peggy Sue got Married’ on December 5th in his New York City apartment. Sadly, he died shortly afterwards and the single was released after his death and reached number 13 in the British Charts. Don Mclean was right, though. January 23rd 1959 was most certainly ‘the day the music died.’

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Your September horoscope Aries (March 21-April 20): There’s a strange observation someone makes about you this month that has a ring of truth about it. And whether it’s a friend, a relative or a lover you may not immediately grasp their meaning. When you eventually do, however, don’t get upset or irritated, just set yourself a creative task, ponder their words, and not only ask for goodwill but give it too. You’ll be glad you did! Taurus (April 21-May 21): Unusual things occur both at home and with work that may create confusion, frustration or even arguments that distort your usually placid nature. But exercise will release some of that inner energy, especially if it is undertaken with a friend. Try walking somewhere different and think about sustained nourishment. Gemini (May 23-June 20): Whether it’s an urge to travel or a strong need to forsake your normal reality impels you to try changing something. It will convince you either to seek the unusual and bring it home or bring a new level of thought to a limited belief. Secret communication may save you, but with whom? Cancer (June 21-July 20): You and your partner’s financial situation will come under scrutiny but eventually the discussion will turn to more ordinary topics and you agree to disagree. Trying to make any sense, especially where your resources are concerned, may be impossible and you may need to ultimately examine another's finances to understand your own.

Leo (July 21-Aug. 22): You will be tested this month in a variety of ways, but being aware of them provides you with knowledge, preparation, and a sense of reality. The tests will be physical, emotional and mental and their purpose is to see what level of spiritual development you are able to attain. Don’t worry about failure because the reason for them is enlightenment. You must, however, use integrity in all your endeavors. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Worrying about your health is pointless unless you seek professional advice to ease your symptoms. Your worries may lead to a suggestion that something unusual, undefined or unexpected is occurring but the right kind of good advice will alleviate the distress you may feel. Someone you care about from a group can help. They are intelligent and will soothe your fears. Call on them, they are willing to help. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Everyday actions like driving could be worse than you've ever experienced and relationships could be equally as difficult. What feels like relentless pressure in your association with seemingly relentless workers could prove to be just too much unless you try to accomplish as much as you can at home and also try getting away from the norm. Eventually, though, your world will return to normal. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Movement between business relationships and genuine friendships shows a desire to balance your social and professional lives. In order to

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accomplish that, however, you’ll almost need to have the ‘scales of justice’ constantly at hand. What you're actually trying to do is unite all the facets of your life while also uniting others. It’s a good humanitarian intention and if successful will improve both aspects of your life. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20): It's as if you became a Gemini this Month, handling multiple calls, emails, technical situations, businesses deals, contracts, and corporate logos. As each message seems to blur into the next, take the time to walk a bit, talk a bit less, and synthesize what you're learning here. Contact siblings. Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): Don’t allow yourself to have doubts about your ambitions or wishes because you seem to be moving in a direction that should create confidence in your ability to both create and succeed. It’s a time when you can easily redefine your goals and move in a direction that will create greater freedom. In matters of love, you'll be surprised to find yourself more selfless and this is obviously good, charitable, and gratifying. If situations appear difficult, then work with them. The rewards will be satisfying.

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Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18): Trying to define whether you have independence is just as difficult a scenario as trying to decide if you can show commitment. This is a discussion between the abstract and the practical. Are you game or willing to discuss this with the people who really count because independence without commitment leans towards selfishness and that is not normally one of your traits. What's needed is massive communication, but are you ready to undertake it? Pisces (Feb. 18-March 20): Living in the past when you should be planning for the future can only cause grief because every recollection from your own immediate history presents you with pictures and feelings that you may regret. Ironically, if you examine them all you’ll find that many should instead bring you a feeling of achievement and optimism. And since every one of your memories has a bearing on your future you should not only treasure them but allow them to gather strength and give you a more positive outlook.

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Yes minister – ahead of its time.

One of my favourite TV programmes of all time was the ‘Yes Minister’ series, the satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted by BBC Television and BBC Radio between 1980 and 1984. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, ran from 1986 to 1988. Set principally in the private office of cabinet minister Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington) in the fictional Department for Administrative Affairs, the series follows his various struggles to formulate and enact legislation and departmental changes. His plans were frequently opposed by his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, ( Nigel Hawthorne) while his Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, (Derek Fowlds), was usually caught between the two. Watching the series again in a recent re-run on Sky it is quite fascinating to see how far ahead of its time the programme actually was and some of the wonderful observations made by the characters through the ascerbic and witty pens of writers Jay and Lynn are as fresh and appropriate today as they were then. I’ve therefore selected some of the better quotes from the two series to demonstrate that no matter how much they think of themselves, most people’s conception of MPs is of a self-centered bigot with questionable morals whose main political intention is to stay in his job for as long as possible. "The argument that we must do everything a Minister demands because he has been 'democratically chosen' does not stand up to close inspection. MPs are not chosen by 'the people' - they are chosen by their local constituency parties: thirty-five men in grubby raincoats or thirty-five women in silly hats. The further 'selection' process is equally a nonsense: there are only 630 MPs and a party with just over 300 MPs forms a government and of these 300, 100 are too old and too silly to be ministers and 100 too young and too callow. Therefore there are about 100 MPs to fill 100 government "The Official Secrets Act is not to protect secrets, it is to protect officials." posts. Effectively no choice at all." "It is sometimes difficult to explain to Ministers that open government can sometimes mean informing their cabinet colleagues as well as their friends in Fleet Street."

"A good political speech is not one in which you can prove that the man is telling the truth; it is one where no one else can prove he is lying."

"The press described the Prime Minster as 'overwrought' today. In fact he was overwrought as a newt."

"Too much Civil Service work consists of circulating information that isn't relevant about subjects that don't matter to people who aren't interested."

"The Prime Minister doesn't want the truth, he wants something he can tell Parliament."

“Government is about principles. And the principle is, never act on principle.”

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“The Prime Minister is much more worried by discontent among backbenchers than among nurses and teachers. Nurses and teachers can’t vote against him until the next election. Back-benchers can vote against him at 10 o’clock tonight.” "A Politician's dilemma is that he must obviously follow his conscience, but he must also know where he's going. So he can't follow his conscience because it may not be going the same way that he is." "The three most unreliable things in public life: Political Memoirs, Official Denials and Manifesto Promises." "Things don't happen just because Prime Ministers are keen on them. Neville Chamberlain was keen on peace." "Being an MP is a vast subsidized ego-trip. It's a job that needs no qualifications, it has no compulsory hours of work, no performance standards, and provides a warm

room, a telephone and subsidized meals to a bunch of self-important windbags and busybodies who suddenly find people taking them seriously because they've got the letters 'MP' after their name." "If you do not want Cabinet to spend too long discussing something, make it the last item on the agenda before lunch." "The Treasury does not work out what it needs and then think how to raise the money. It pitches for as much as it can get away with and then thinks how to spend it." "The Foreign Office aren't there to do things. They're there to explain why things can't be done." "Asking a town hall to slim down its staff is like asking an alcoholic to blow up a distillery."

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country for fourteen years? 6. Which terrorist group blew up the West German Embassy in Stockholm in 1975? 7. Which female tennis star was stabbed by a fan of one of her rivals during a match in Hamburg in April 1993? 8. Where was the body of George Mallory found in 1999, 75 years after he went missing? 9. In which year did Margaret Thatcher become the country’s first female Prime Minister? 10. Jonathan Edwards won Olympic Gold in Sydney in the year 2000 in which event?

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Delia says:

September 2011


We are all aware that Delia Smith has been the original kitchen icon for a number of years and even her embarrassing rant at Norwich City fans last time the club was in the Premiership didn’t diminish her popularity. Now, however, we’ve found our own modern kitchen goddess who has her own answer to Delia’s kitchen tips. Here she shares them with you …. Delia: To keep older potatoes from budding during storage place an apple in the bag with the potatoes. Delilah: Buy ‘Smash’ potato mix. It keeps in the cupboard for up to a year. Delia: Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting in the fridge and it will keep for weeks. Delilah: What the hell’s celery? Delia: A great cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it into your forehead. The throbbing will go away. Delilah: Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink. ALL your pains will go away! Delia: Don’t throw all that left over wine away. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles. Delilah: Leftover wine?? Hello!!!! Delia: For great Yorkshire puddings make sure the mixture includes at least two eggs and the fat is piping hot when the mixture is poured into it. Delilah: Haven’t you heard of Auntie Bessie? Delia: Raw carrots are a great source of carbohydrates, protein and fibre with only 28 calories per 100 grams. Delilah: Raw carrots make great noses for snowmen. Delia: Who doesn’t love chicken? But it’s only right that you should know how to cook it, joint it and carve it properly. Delilah: Sorry, has KFC closed down? Delia: One of the most satisfying parts of cooking is the preparation and I never mind spending a couple of hours or so on a Sunday morning preparing vegetables, mixing batter, baking cakes and cleaning up afterwards. Delilah: I haven’t seen Sunday morning since I discovered alcohol. So, are you a Delia or a Delilah? Give us a shout and let us know!

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Children – The world’s most natural comedians. Children not only constitute the most wonderful experiences of our lives but can frequently also contribute to the funniest moments. A group of friends and I were enjoying our usual Friday night get together recently when the subject of ‘things our kids have said over the years’ came up. Fortunately I had a bit of paper and a pen with me so I was able to record most of the stories. My own little tale comes first and it is absolutely true. Enjoy!

Strange as it seems I was driving my son from school one warm summer evening when a woman in the passenger seat of the convertible ahead stood up and waved. She was stark naked and as I was reeling from the shock I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'dad, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!' One of my friends has a really bright little boy who is never short of saying what he feels, often with acute embarrassment to his mum and dad. On his first day at primary school, his mother gave him a note and asked him to give it to his teacher. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.' My mate’s wife was desperately trying to get the tomato ketchup out of the Heinz bottle when the phone rang. Their six year old daughter answered the phone and when the person on the other end asked if her mummy or daddy was available her mum was aghast when she heard her say ‘Sorry but daddy’s at work and mummy can’t come to the phone because she’s hitting the bottle. Another friend took his little boy to the local Leisure Centre and when they came out of the pool his son went through the wrong door and found himself in the women's changing room. As soon as he was spotted some of the women in the room shrieked, grabbed towels and ran for cover. The little fellow watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before? One of my friend’s daughters was present when a policeman was investigating a routine vandalism report at her elementary school. She approached the policeman and said ‘Excuse me, but are you a policeman?’ ‘Yes,' he answered and continued writing the report. My friend’s daughter continued, saying ‘My mother always said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' he told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward him, 'would you please tie my shoe?' In a slightly different format one of the guys is a policeman himself and is in the fortunate position of being a dog handler. As he finished his shift one night he pulled up at the police station to find a little boy staring at his dog in the back of his car. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' the boy asked. 'It certainly is,' replied my friend. Puzzled, the boy looked at him and then towards the back of the car and said ‘Wow, what'd he do? Now come on readers. You must all have a favourite comment from your children or grandchildren; email For information about the Local Answer visit

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Gardening Tips for SEPTEMBER Essential Jobs Checklist For September

 Buy spring bulbs for next year  Plant prepared bulbs for Christmas flowering  Dead-head roses and trim back tall stems  Harvest sweetcorn and onions  Rake lawn to remove debris and apply autumn dressing  Continue to plant containerised trees and shrubs  Keep feeding fish in ponds  Sow new lawns

Flower Garden

 Buy spring bulbs for next year. Most bulbs, including daffodils, hyacinths,

lilies and small bulbs are best planted this month or in early October. Tulips are better planted towards the end of October.  Give evergreen hedges a final trim to ensure they are neat for the winter.  Now’s the time to go around your garden collecting seeds from perennials and annuals. Collect seed heads in paper bags and leave them in a warm place to dry for a few days, before cleaning and storing in small envelopes. Some gardens that open to the public offer see-collecting days – a great way to find something unusual. Most seeds are best sown in spring.  Sweet pea lovers may find that sowing seed in autumn produces stronger plants. Do not soak the seeds as they are liable to rot. Use Seed and Potting Compost and sow the seeds in root trainers, sweet peas tubes, pots or trays. It has been found that dark coloured seeds germinate well in fairly damp compost, but pale seed require compost that is only just moist. Cover the containers with glass or put them in a propagator and keep at around 15 C (59 F). When the seedlings appear transfer them to a cold frame. Pinch out the growing tips when the plants are about 10 cm (4 inches) high.


 Shrub roses and ramblers can easily be propagated from stem cuttings at this time of year. Take a length of stem about 30cm (12 inches) long and trim it off just below the bottom leaf. Remove the soft tip just above a root joint. Take off all but the top two or three leaves and push the cuttings into a well dug trench in the garden to about half their length. They should be left for 12 months to root and develop  If rambler and climbing roses have got a bit out of hand, spend a bit of time tying them in. For information about the Local Answer visit

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Containers & Hanging Baskets

 Your summer bedding will probably still be looking so good that you can’t bear to throw it out yet. Keep them going until they look tired. Remember that you can overwinter many tender plants. Take them out of their pots and brush off most of the old compost so that you can trim back the roots. Also trim the top growth. Then place them in a tray with some damp, but not saturated, peat covering the roots and store them in a frost-free place  When planting daffodils in containers its worth planting two layers of bulbs, slightly staggered one above the other. This will ensure a spectacular display. Plant the bulbs deeply enough to allow you to plant winter and spring bedding, such as winter pansies, primroses, violas and wallflowers on top

Vegetable Garden

 Sweetcorn will be ready to harvest when the silks have turned from golden to brown. For the sweetest taste, cook them within minutes of cutting  Ripe onions should be lifted carefully and laid out to dry before storing  Continue to harvest runner beans and courgettes. Make sure you don’t leave runner and French beans too long otherwise they will be stringy and tough  If you’re sowing out of doors this month you can speed up germination by putting a cloche over the seeds

Herb Garden

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Fruit Garden

 Cover autumn-fruiting blackberries and raspberries with netting to keep off the birds, but check daily to ensure no animals or birds get trapped  Pick early varieties of apples as soon as they’re ripe and eat them – they won’t keep.


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Car Review - The Hyundai i40 Tourer

The problem with most car reviews is that they feature cars that are way beyond the normal person’s budget. To us normal folk there is therefore a perception that considering how much money has to be parted with for these bits of machinery they should be absolutely perfect. Sadly that isn’t always the case because the people reviewing them – the likes, for instance, of Jeremy Clarkson – demonstrate a degree of snobbishness and a self-imposed superiority complex that makes them feel compelled to find fault. What most of us really want to know is how many miles do you get to the gallon, how easy is it to maintain and how much does the tax and insurance cost? … or is that just me?

equipment, low CO2 emissions and is both stylish and comfortable. Unlike previous Hyundai models, however, it is a similar price to some of its closest rivals (Mondeo and Insignia for instance) and far from the low price we have come to expect. The manual gearbox could also be more accommodating. Yet while the i40 is obviously a Hyundai it offers a new challenge to its rivals combining as it does Hyundai's traditional warranty and value strengths with sleek looks and a perfectly acceptable driving experience. It has therefore become a genuine competitor to the rest of the medium bracket cars.

Launching first as a Tourer - a fourdoor saloon follows at the end of this Anyway, having been a Hyundai owner year - the i40 is a genuinely desirable already and having been reasonably car. In addition, its low CO2 efficiency, pleased with both its performance and considerable standard equipment and economy I commissioned a review on the exceptional passenger space makes it new i40 Tourer because it is the epitome a real rival to the rest and presumably of the average person’s car and some of us that is the reason for a price range that could possibly make use of the findings. compares to the normally more expensive Should any of our readers prefer the makes. more up-market ‘penis extension’ style of car we will endeavour to accommodate Performance - Hyundai has you next month. concentrated more on low CO2 targets than pure performance but it is a Price - £18,395 - £25,895 : Available - 8 comfortable drive without particularly September 2011 challenging the speed limits. Motorway Summary - The Hyundai i40 Tourer is miles therefore pass with little complaint. spacious, has good levels of standard It's hard to overplay how much interior For information about the Local Answer visit

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Seasonal trout – simple but satisfying!

Appearing at their greatest abundance in the autumn months, trout make for an excellent seasonal dish in September yet very few people know how to make the most of this comparatively inexpensive luxury. Despite being one of the most flavourful of all fresh-water fish, many consider it to be a bit tasteless even though it has a reputation for quality among diners that’s well deserved. Whether you decide to enjoy it on its own, pan-fried with a few simple herbs as many recommend, or as the centrepiece of a more complex dish, you’re guaranteed a memorable dining experience. The beauty of it all, however, is that cooking trout is extremely simple and yet very rewarding. Here’s one idea for preparing fresh seasonal trout that might even put you in the mood to break out the rod and line:

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Ingredients • 2 Trout fillets • Flour (to coat) • 1 cup milk • 2 oz. Butter • 2 oz. Olive oil • Salt and white pepper to taste Preparation Salt and pepper the fillets to taste before dipping in milk and then dredging in flour to form an even thin coating. Heat a mixture of oil and butter in a shallow pan and sauté the fish until lightly browned, turning once. Once plated, a dash of lemon juice and generous drizzle of melted butter immediately before serving makes for a delicious garnish. Serves two Enjoy!

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Local business puts its name to the integral collection classic golf tournament at Hunley A local business has grasped the opportunity to participate in an international sporting event by putting its name to the Integral Collection Classic golf tournament at Hunley.

that this event is coming to the region at a time when many businesses and families are struggling. It will give the area a lift.

£650,000 - £40,000 of which will be up for grabs at Hunley.

Hunley Chief Executive Elliot Hamilton said: “It “Our customers have is wonderful that Integral supported us over the years Collection has given its and we wanted to give backing to the Europro at The local family business, something back, and this Hunley, and is particularly which specialises in seemed like a great way to fitting because, like Hunley, quality built-in kitchens, do it. Hopefully it will put it is a local organisation bathrooms and bedroom east Cleveland on the map.” that is very proud of its furniture from its base roots and the community on the Skelton Industrial Hunley is set to host support it has received over Estate in Saltburn, will the penultimate stage of the years. enjoy prime advertising the Europro tour on its locations around the golf championship Morgans “We are very proud that the course, including televised course over three days from Europro is coming here and tees and greens, when the September 14, before the are excited that Integral tournament runs between top 60 competitors head to Collection is going to be September 14 and 16. Cyprus for the final event of playing a major role. Like the season. us, they believe in quality Integral Collection and detail, so I know it Managing Director Steve One of the leading tours is going to be a fabulous Duck, himself a keen golfer, in Europe, the Europro is event.” said: “We are delighted to organised by the PGA and have the opportunity to Matchroom Sport Limited A range of sponsorship participate in the Europro and is the only officiallypackages is available to at Hunley Hotel and Golf recognised golf development businesses who wish to Club and to be able to tour in the UK. participate in the Integral put our name to such a Collection Classic at wonderful sporting event. Some of the world’s top Hunley, priced from £1,495, golfers have started out and all afford opportunities “We were very impressed on the Europro Tour, for brands to be seen on Sky that Hunley had been including Louis Oosthuizen, Sports, as well as corporate recommended to the PGA winner of the 2010 Open golf and entertaining, and tour organisers by the Championship, and Ryder including entry in the English Golf Union as a Cup hero Ross Fisher. Pro-Am competition on quality club with all the September 13. attributes to make this This season there are 16 tournament a success, so tournaments around the For more information, call immediately wanted to get UK between April and Hunley on 01287 676216, involved. October, which are being or go to www.hunleyhotel. shown on Sky Sports and “We are a family business televised around the world, with our roots firmly in east with players competing Cleveland and are pleased for total prize money of For information about the Local Answer visit

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A great start – Long may it continue. After all the worries of pre-season and some pretty disturbing results in friendlies the new campaign has begun with a flourish few of us could have envisaged. All right, a decent performance against Portsmouth turned into a bit of a disappointment after that injury time goal, but where on earth did they get five minutes of extra time from anyway? I’m sure, like me, everyone thought ‘here we go again’ because our failure to hold onto a lead in the last few minutes cost us dear last year. Since then, of course, we’ve had four wins out of four and the most pleasing aspect – in addition to the nine points and progress in the cup - was the way the wins were achieved. Excellent, flowing football, some terrific goals, some great individual performances right across the team and fantastic scoring starts for new boys Faris Haroun and Malaury Martin suggests that the end of season run was no fluke and the team has carried on where it left off in May. Eleven wins, six draws and just one defeat in the last eighteen games is a marvellous set of stats and Tony Mowbray and Mark Venus should be both delighted and proud. All my years of following Middlesbrough have taught me to be a little wary, though, and since this is being written for an early dead-line I don’t have the benefit of knowing how we fared Coventry City. A new found belief, however, suggests that the good performances can continue. Injuries could be the biggest problem because of the comparatively small squad at Mowbray’s disposal and we’ve been lucky that the only two championship quality front men we boast have been able to play in every game so far. ‘Marvellous Marvin’ has been particularly consistent and his prolific start to the season is a glorious reminder of the Ravanelli days. Scott McDonald’s Barnsley performance was also tremendous but his injury against Birmingham leaves us a bit thin up front. The performances of debutants Haroun and Martin, however, suggest that it may not be the big problem we may at first have thought, especially when there’s an international break coming up. That Martin goal must have been one of the best seen at the Riverside since it was built. Tony Mowbray has made no secret of the fact he needs to strengthen in that department but since every manager in the world is looking for someone young and cheap who can score goals suggests it could be a bit of a difficult proposition. Never mind, at the moment it’s a case of so far-so good and the table makes some great reading. Let’s be honest, we didn’t reach the ten point mark until midSeptember last season so the impact Mowbray has made since taking over from the Ginger Scottish Dwarf has been phenomenal. Long may it continue! For information about the Local Answer visit

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