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So Many Everlasting Memories Ask anyone who was around at the time and they’ll be able to tell you where they watched the 1966 World Cup Final between England and Germany. They’ll also be able to recount the still vivid memories of Bobby Moore lifting the trophy, Nobby Styles skipping about without his front teeth and Kenneth Wolstenholm’s legendary “They think it’s all over – it is now!” It was a marvelous tournament with the main highlight being that it was here and we won! That was forty six years ago, of course, but I don’t mind betting that in the same number of years hence we’ll still all be able to remember the double delight as Mo Farrah was first through the tape, not once but twice; the delight amid the teardrops on Jessica Ennis’ face as her gold medal was placed round her neck; that wonderful little ‘I love you Mum’ as Gemma Gibbons won her Judo Silver Medal and yet more tears as Sir Chris Hoy became the most prolific British Gold Medal Winner of all time. Yet despite these golden moments the most wonderful aspect of an absolutely fantastic Olympic Games is that there are so many more individual moments too numerous to mention in a single article. You really would need a book! The entire games were a triumph for British enthusiasm, British organization and a British people who performed impeccably throughout the seventeen days to show the rest of the world how it should be done. From the amazing opening ceremony to the fireworks at the end it was wonderful viewing that had us watching from morning till night. And you simply didn’t care how many times the marvelous BBC showed the highlights because they were worth seeing over and over again. And for those of us who – like Oliver Twist - simply wanted more, there were suddenly the Paralympic Games to marvel over, highlighting the unbelievable courage and determination of a group of people who simply haven’t allowed life’s adversities to get them down. Sadly, despite the wonder of it all, there are still the cynical few who will criticize the amount of money spent and the number of TV hours devoted to both versions of the Olympics. And because this is a democracy and we have freedom of speech, those people are fully entitled to both their opinion and their ability to express it. If, however, you are one of them and you found yourself unable to extract any joy from the last month you really do have my deepest sympathy. Page 4

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The Modern Family The modern family dynamic is no longer the convention of Mum, Dad, 2 children and a chocolate Labrador.

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Unmarried partners will also be defeated by this rule; they will not be legally entitled to any of the estate. They will need to apply to the Court for provision from the Estate, however, there is no guarantee that the Court will rule in their favour. The next people to inherit would be your children. You may have children from an earlier marriage who you no longer speak to, or indeed step-children who you would want to inherit. If there is nobody there to inherit then the Crown estates will benefit from your estate. Making a Will is the only certain way of ensuring that your wishes are complied with upon your death. To discuss making a Will, and other estate planning issues, please contact Mr Stephen Gibbens on 01642 888088.

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Ice Age 4 Review

Over the school holidays I took younger members of my family to the cinema to see the latest in the Ice Age series, Ice Age Continental Drift. In this latest release to the Ice Age franchise sees our favourite characters Manny, Diego, and Sid (Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo) embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Not much has changed over the whole Ice Age franchise, which began back in 2002. What has come evident though is that many elements from other animated franchises – particularly Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and DreamWorks Madagascar series – have been integrated in to this new Ice Age film. The iconic element of Fox’s commercially successful film franchise is the character Scrat, the spiral like character, and he never ceases to provide entertainment. The opening sequence of the film is hysterical, but it quickly dissolves in to the filmmaker’s rushed, heavy-handed and awkward push at family ideals and over-parenting. There is nothing particularly wrong with this, but it is so dumb-hearted, the film is clearly aimed at more children than ‘all audiences’ as Pixar so consistently manage. Children, though, are not stupid. Children can interpret just as much understanding from films if the material is subtle, particularly when it

comes to a huge part of life – ‘the family’. I also feel this has been done and dusted over and over again, and a lot can be done with these well-drawn characters. Ice Age: Continental Drift does provide many scenes of laugh-out-loud humour, mainly slapstick but appropriately delivered, as well as an interesting visual design. What is quite clear from this instalments is that the franchise has well and truly run its course. The fresh ideas are gone. Not visually of course, but in terms of narrative and ideology – it is so awkwardly depicted here that you can tell the filmmakers are uncertain. They make sure they appeal to a very typical, conservative story. Nonetheless, the film provides light entertainment, the main reason why people will head to the cinema. The heavy-handed conservatism and pedestrian narrative of Ice Age: Continental Drift shows that the franchise and run its course, but audiences will find entertainment in the creative visuals, and their integration with laugh-out-loud slapstick humour. Scrat is always hilarious, but if you have seen the first one though, then you have seen everything you need to see from the series.

Sudoku There is really only one rule to Sudoku: Fill in the game board so that the numbers 1 through 9 occur exactly once in each row, column, and 3x3 box. The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not considered. Your initial game board will consist of several numbers that are already placed. Those numbers cannot be changed. Your goal is to fill in the empty squares following the simple rule above. Answers on page 24 Page 10

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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

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!

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.

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Home-spun Philosophy

When my wife and I are on a day out or on holiday she spends countless hours in the little knick-knack shops looking for suitable presents or little souvenirs to take home. While she diligently searches I have discovered the perfect way to pass the time. I read all the home-spun philosophy that appears on items such as fridge magnets. I’m not ashamed to admit I love some of them and on my last expedition wrote them down so I could share them with you. I hope you like them! To be old and wise you first have to be young and stupid. How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re standing. If ASDA are lowering their prices EVERY DAY, how come nothing’s free yet? A truly happy person is the one who enjoys the scenery on a ten mile detour. Some mistakes are far too much fun to make only once. A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is the one who found him. What if the Hokey Cokey really is what it’s all about? I owe, I owe, so off to work I go. Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll sit in a boat and drink beer all day. When you’re right no-one remembers. When you’re wrong no-one forgets. It’s probably true that money can’t buy happiness but it can buy chocolate which is just about the same thing. I did try yoga once but I soon found out that stress is much less boring. If at first you don’t succeed, then sky diving is obviously not for you The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made. Democracy – the concept that allows two idiots to out-vote a genius. I cook with wine all the time. Sometimes I even add it to the food. They say wine improves with age. Weird that! I improve with wine. My wife just said I never listen. At least I think that’s what she said. Alcohol is the answer. Sorry, I can’t remember the question. Be nice to your kids. They’ll probably choose your nursing home. A celebrity is someone who works hard to become famous then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. Be careful. The light at the end of the tunnel may be a train coming.

And finally, saving the best ‘till last We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are dull. Some have weird names and they are all different colours. And yet .. they all exist very nicely in the same box. Page 12

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Mazda MX-5, The Best For Reliability

According to this year’s annual survey of more than 50,000 cars conducted by ‘What Car?’ in conjunction with ‘Warranty Direct’ Mazda’s MX-5 sports car is the most reliable car in Britain. That’s because MX-5 models built since 2005 recorded a failure rate of just four per cent – the lowest of all cars in the 2012 survey and infinitely more favorable than the nearest competitor at 15 per cent. An amazing 96% of this particular model was found to have been fault-free, while MX-5 owners also benefit from the lowest repair costs with an average repair bill of just a hundred and ninety five pounds. The survey calculated a vehicle’s reliability from factors like the number of times it fails, the cost of repair, the average time it spends off the road being repaired, its age and its mileage. So how does the 2012 model compare with its predecessors? We all know that Mazda hasn't changed the basic design of the car since it introduced the original version in 1989 because low weight, moderately powerful engines and excellent handling are what the MX-5 is all about. The latest model, however, is bigger, safer and slightly more powerful than its predecessors and has more in Page 18

the way of creature comforts. Storage space isn't bad considering the size of the car, but you'll still need to pack carefully for a long weekend away. Handling is as good as ever though, with the MX-5 responsive and agile thanks to its superbly accurate steering. It's also very nimble on the road. The 1.8 and 2.0-litre engines have 124bhp and 158bhp respectively, which is just enough to make the Mazda into a speedy little sports car. The 1.8 has a five-speed gearbox, while the 2.0-litre has a six-speed and both have a short, accurate action that makes it easy to find the right gear. We did, however, find that the automatic gearbox with wheelmounted paddles is not as effective as the manual. The 2.0-litre models are arguably more fun to drive as they are fitted with a limited-slip differential. For its size the car is more comfortable than you'd expect and travels well over rough surfaces with only minimum vibration. The tall seat backs offer protection from the elements and help keep wind noise to a minimum when the roof is down. There's not a great deal of noise with the roof up, either, although the soft-top version is slightly noisier September 2012 | The Local Answer Magazine

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The entry-level 1.8-litre model doesn't come with stability control, which means it's more likely to catch unwary drivers out in slippery conditions. All other versions come with it as standard though, as well as side, driver and passenger airbags. A reinforced windscreen frame and roll over hoops are also standard. Space is naturally limited with the 150-litre boot just about big enough for a couple of soft bags for a weekend away. The car's fabric hood is extremely easy to fold down - just release a couple of clips and drop it back - and it doesn’t eat into the boot space. The folding hard-top Roadster Coupe model is more secure, and is electrically operated, folding away in around 12 seconds. It is then cleverly stowed behind the cabin, leaving the 150-litre boot space unaffected. There are a number of useful storage compartments throughout the cabin as well as four cup holders – more than enough for a two-seater car! Running costs vary with the 1.8 achieving around 39.8 mpg and emissions of 167g/km. The 2.0 Sport offers less mpg and higher emissions so road tax will obviously be higher. The MX-5 is well priced, though, and you won’t find a convertible that offers so much fun for a similar price. Resale values are also reasonable because the MX-5 is extremely popular with secondhand buyers.



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50 Shades - Book Review Readers of the Twilight series might find many similarities within the plot and characters of such novels since Fifty Shades was originally written being a fan fiction for Meyer’s series. However, though E.L. James closely shadows certain Twilight aspects, the trilogy ultimately tells a unique tale of forbidden love between a deeply flawed, innocent youngster and a man with “special requirements”. That is the story in a nutshell. Really. Okay, hence the ‘forbidden’ part is derived not from Christian Grey to be a sparkly deer-eating vampire, but a man with “special sexual needs” and has a taste for dominatrix, and unlike Bella, Ana isn’t facing quitting her humanity, but instead to embrace her sexuality in its kinky glory. Besides that, though, it is your typical Romeo and Juliet tale. Like in the Twilight series, I loved watching the heroine, Ana Steele, grow from timorous to tenacious. These books allow women to reminisce about first loves and cringe over the struggles to grow from shy teens to confident young women. Equally reading how Christian Grey, Ana’s love interest, devolve from the rich, domineering sex-god, to a broken but healing, lovable man. The 1st fantasy of looking for a rich, handsome, and dangerous lover is fun, but realizing that many of that time period it really is activities like fantasy is comforting plus more realistic. As someone who enjoyed the Twilight series, I was a little bit disappointed to begin with because of the level of similarities between your main characters and plots. However, when I read further into the books, E.L James (the author) started to divert more and more from fan fiction until what she ultimately created was her own story-a little bit cliche, but still fun by its own merits. A number of the best components of the books were when James was finding pleasure in her very own humour and creativity, mainly the niche lines from the emails sent between Ana and Christian, that have been always either rib-cracking funny or eye-poppingly shocking. So even though the sex was great, ultimately it had been the characters with miles of heartbreaking backstory and those components of creativity and humour that keep readers enthralled. Bottom line: Should you be a grownup who liked the Twilight series and are also at ease with some untraditional sex scenes, you probably will get sucked into this series. If you are looking for a good quick read for an afternoon or evening or a long weekend, then you may find Fifty Shades of Grey a good choice. Page 20

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The Hypocrisy of Men!

There are times when – as a man – I despair of the antics and attitudes of some of my peers in regard to the fairer sex. There is no doubt that some of you men reading the following observations will chuckle and agree with the sentiments but we men really should respect women much more than we do.... (my wife told me to say that!) This morning on the motorway, I looked over to my right and there was a woman in a brand new VW doing 75Mph with her face right up to her rear view mirror putting on her eyeliner! I looked away for a couple of seconds and when I looked back she was halfway over into my lane, still working on the makeup. As a man, I don't scare easily but she frightened me so much I dropped my electric shaver, which knocked the meat pie out of my other hand. In all the confusion of trying to straighten out the car using my knees against the steering wheel it knocked my mobile phone away from my ear which fell into the coffee between my legs, splashing and scalding my private parts. It also ruined the phone, soaked my trousers and disconnected me from an important call. BLOODY Women Drivers!! An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As he was about to get the anaesthesia, he asked to speak to his son. "Yes, Dad, what is it?" "Don't be nervous, son,” said the old man. “Do your best, and just remember, if it doesn't go well and I die, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife...."

a little faster, but within a couple of blocks the swarm of rats had grown to hundreds, and they were all squealing and screeching in a very menacing way. He ran on towards the beach, and as he ran, he looked behind him and saw the rats now numbered in their thousands, and so, very concerned, he ran down to the pier and threw the bronze Rat far out into the water. Amazingly, the real rats jumped into the water after it and were all drowned. The man walked back to relate all this to the shop owner, who said: 'Ah, you've come back for the story then?' 'No,' said the tourist, 'I came back to see if you've got bronzes of an illegal immigrant, an MP, a Manchester United supporter, anything French and my wife!' An old man is sitting on the porch with his wife sipping a glass of whiskey. Suddenly, his wife hears him say softly “I love you so much and I don’t know how I could live without you.” Both flattered and embarrassed she turned to her husband and says “Was that you talking or the whiskey?” “It was me,“ he said, “talking to the whiskey!”

Two blokes, one old, one young, are pushing their carts around Asda when they collide. The older man says to the young man, "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife A tourist walked into a Brighton antique and I wasn't really paying attention to shop and noticed a very life-like bronze where I was going." statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but it The young chap says, "That's OK, because was so striking that he decided to buy it it's a coincidence. I'm looking for my wife, anyway. He took it to the owner and said: too, and I can't find her. I'm getting a little 'How much is this bronze rat?' The owner desperate." replied: 'It's £12 for the rat, and £100 for The old guy says, "Well, maybe I can help the story.' you find her, what does she look like?" The tourist gave the owner his £12 and The young guy says, "Well, she is 27 said: 'I'll just take the rat, you can keep the yrs. old, tall, with red hair, blue eyes, is story.' buxom...wearing no bra, long legs, and is As he walked off down the street, he noticed wearing a mini skirt. What does your wife that a few real rats had crawled out of the look like?' sewers and begun following him. This was “It doesn’t matter,” says the old bloke. Let’s a little disconcerting, so he started to walk just look for yours." Page 22

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Great September Food Ideas For the increasingly rare breed of people who don’t think that food always comes in cardboard boxes we are proud this month to be able to present a couple of ideas for the kind of food that’s at its freshest and most plentiful at this time of year. September is an interesting month because we still have nearly all the summer food available but cooling weather trends and shorter days lead us towards the starchy comforts of cozy Autumn foods. One item that was always both present and fascinating was the humble courgette, and since it is comparatively cheap here are a couple of tasty and satisfying ways to serve it.

Courgettes with Lemon and Garlic.

Ingredients: 4 medium-sized courgettes; 30 ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling (optional) ; 15 ml lemon juice ; 15 ml finely grated lemon zest ; 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped Method: Preheat the grill to medium-high. Slice the courgettes lengthways, as thinly as possible. Brush with olive oil, then grill for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are lightly browned. Leave to cool. Place in a dish, then squeeze over the lemon juice, scatter over the zest and garlic, then season. Drizzle over a little more olive oil before serving. It makes a perfect side dish as part of a salad or used warm instead of more traditional vegetables.

Potato and Courgette Tortilla.

Ingredients: 400 gram(s) medium potatoes, peeled and halved width ways ; 30 ml olive oil : 1 medium onion, finely chopped ; 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ; 2 medium courgettes, trimmed and thinly sliced ; 8 large eggs; 50 gram(s) Parmesan cheese, finely grated; 1 bunch fresh thyme leaves, to garnish Method: Boil potatoes for 12-15 minutes, then cool, peel and slice thinly. Preheat grill to high. Heat olive oil in a large, nonstick frying pan and gently fry the onion and garlic until softened. Add the courgette and cook for a further 5 mins until lightly browned. Add the thinly sliced potato, turn over carefully to mix with courgette and onion. Whisk the eggs and stir in the cheese, Season with salt and black pepper. Pour the egg and cheese mix into the pan, give it a good shake so that the egg mix slips under the vegetables. Cook over a low heat for approx. 10 mins, without stirring until almost set. Place the frying pan under the grill and cook for 1-2 mins until top is set and golden. Serve warm, sprinkled with thyme.


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Boro Super-Show Proves That Just A Few Days Is A Long Time In Football! Following the devastation of losing to Barnsley on the first day of a season in which we all had high hopes of a promotion challenge I’m pretty sure that those of us who attended the Tuesday night visit of Burnley did so with fear and trepidation. They had just beaten red hot promotion favourites Bolton and consequently began the game full of confidence. The inevitable happened, of course, and a combination of some week defending and a bit of decent finishing put us behind again. To the great relief of everyone present Nicky Bailey’s immediate response enabled us to go into half time on level terms and, frankly, lucky to do so. But what followed in the second half was the stuff of fairy tales. Two candidates for goal of the season sandwiched Burnley’s 84th minute equalizer. First Adam Reach hit a spectacular half volley that had the crowd on its feet and going wild. Shortly after that Luke Williams took the field and within a minute or two Burnley had equalised. Within another two minutes Williams became the hero of the night with a wonderful strike that gave us our first three points of the season. Under normal circumstances that would have sent us home happy enough but it was the results from elsewhere in the Championship that really put the icing on the cake. Apart from Blackpool, all Saturday’s winners either lost or drew and most of Saturday’s losers – including us of course – won, leaving the league pretty much on an even keel. It proved that in this league anyone can beat anyone and just like last season a couple of victories in a row will see teams shoot up the table. It’s very early days but if that’s the kind of thing we can achieve without last season’s top scorers McDonald and Emnes then there has to be a chance. My optimistic streak when it comes to ‘Boro was in full flow driving home and I decided that Saturday’s score line must have been the result of a bunch of strangers playing together for the first time but that given a few more weeks together they could develop into something a bit special. Some of the intricate passing throughout the second half, in fact, had already confirmed that view point. Looking at the results that night and seeing Crystal Palace go down 4-1 to Bristol City gives us the mouth-watering prospect of Palace visiting the Riverside in the very next game. At the time of writing that is a couple of days away but it’s going to be a huge test of whether we are able to create any kind of consistency. ‘Boro’s history suggests it’s going to be a dour draw or a shock defeat because that’s usually the way we follow up a spectacular victory. I firmly believe, however, that Tony Mowbray’s all out attacking policy could be the catalyst that will eventually eliminate that kind of scenario. And while we can’t rely on the kids to do it consistently because they are, after all, still only kids, the power they put behind those two goals suggests they have an enormous amount to offer and as the season unfolds I hope we’ll see much more of them. So, an up and down sort of start, but if by the time you are reading this we have conquered both our inconsistency and Crystal Palace there could be a lot more enjoyment to come. Take heed you stay-away fans. You really don’t want to become bandwagon jumpers yet again! Page 28

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Aerials (TV) ADI Digital Aerials . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 Digital Media Solutions . . . . . . Page 9 MWC Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Alarms & CCTV 1st Fix Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 Animal Feeds Animal Pantry . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17 Feedall Pet Foods . . . . . . . . . Page 9 Appliance Repair Eaglescliffe Domestic . . . . . . . Page 6 Architect Merlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17 Artificial Grass Lion Lawns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Automotive Repairs Merc Spec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 32 Prestige Servicing . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Bedrooms Yarm Joinery & Build . . . . . . . Page 7 Builders Christopher Micheal . . . . . . . . Page 16 Steves Joinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 25 Yarm Joinery & Build . . . . . . . Page 7 Car Bodyshop Revive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27 Car Mechanic Toyo Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Rise & Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 21 Charity Butterwick Hospice . . . . . . . . . Page 11 Computer Training Compupal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Conservatories Discount Windows . . . . . . . . . Page 21 Decking Craig Pitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 Decorating Service Christopher Micheal . . . . . . . . Page 16 Mark Woodward . . . . . . . . . . . Page 9 Rievaulx Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 Double Glazing Ace Aluminium . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 29 All Seasons Windows . . . . . . Page 25 Andys Double Glazing . . . . . . Page 15 Marton Windows . . . . . . . . . . . Page 32 NU Vision Windows . . . . . . . . Page 27 Window Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17 Driveways Gibson Landscapes . . . . . . . . Page 26 Driving School GMH School Of Motoring . . . Page 7 Electrical Services 1st Fix Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 AEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16

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Plumbers AEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 Atlas Plumbing & Heating . . . Page 6 GTS Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 25 Property Agent We Buy Homes . . . . . . . . . . . Page 29 Public Houses Myton House Farm . . . . . . . . Page 7 Removals Steves Removals . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 Roofing Services A Cook Roofing . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 15 Adamsley Roofing . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Satellite TV Installation ADI Digital Aerials . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 Digital Media Solutions . . . . . . Page 9 MWC Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Security Alarms & CCTV 1st Fix Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 Sheds Fence Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 Solicitors Trust Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 8 Stair Lifts Essential Lift Services . . . . . . Page 21 TV Aerials ADI Digital Aerials . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 Digital Media Solutions . . . . . . Page 9 MWC Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Upholstery Cleaning Rise & Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 21 Vehicle Sales Advanced Vehicle Sale . . . . . Page 13 Wardrobes Space Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 Welding SG Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 Wills Butterwick Hospice . . . . . . . . . Page 11 Window Cleaning Rise and Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 21 Window Repairs All Seasons Windows . . . . . . Page 25 Andys Double Glazing . . . . . . Page 15 Marton Windows . . . . . . . . . . . Page 32 NU Vision Windows . . . . . . . . Page 27 Window Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17 Wood Flooring James Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27 Wrought Iron SG Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 Deadline for the next edition Monday 17th September for Bookings/Alterations/Cancellations

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