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BT8Focus

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Four Winds, Newtownbreda and Belvoir Bringing Local Business to Local People

ski & adventure centre ALPINE THEMED SOFT PLAY VILLAGE SKYTRAIL HIGHROPE COURSE SKYTYKE LOWROPE COURSE CLIMBING TOWER ELECTRIC QUADS

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WE HAVE ADVENTURE, SKI AND SNOWBOARD PARTYS OR WHY NOT TRY OUR PLATINUM PACKAGE AND COMBINE SKI AND ADVENTURE FOR THE COOLEST PARTY AROUND !

SUMMER SCHEMES AVAILABLE All groups welcome, please call for further details

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For your next adventure

Tel: 028 9064 1229 We Are Vertigo

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Breda Tyre and Exhaust Centre 101b Saintfield Rd, Belfast BT8 7HN

Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm

We service all makes of cars and vans We stock a wide range of tyres, exhausts, batteries and brakes

 Car Servicing  MOT Preparation  Engine Diagnostics  Suspension  Repairs  Batteries  Brakes Your Local Family Business Established over 50 years

 02890 702849 or 02890 701447

Established 2001

Domestic and Commercial Garden Maintenance Grass cutting & general tidy-ups Lawns turfed, fed, scarified & re-sowed Decorative flagging / paving / walls All types of fencing erected

Power Washing patios, drives etc Coloured pebbles supplied and laid Hedge cutting, tree pruning / felling Mini digger work undertaken

Phone us today for a FREE competitive estimate: Phone: 02890 448255 / 02890 814842 Mobile: 07802 333256 www.crossnacreevynurseries.uktc.com email: crossnacreevy_nurseries@hotmail.com Fully Insured for your peace of mind Our work is quality assured to the highest standards. All waste removed

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Killynure Green OakleeTrinity are pleased to announce Killynure Green, Carryduff a pioneering energy efficient social housing development. The development will comprise of 43 dwellings with a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses designed to meet the Code level 5 of the UK Code for Sustainable Homes (Carbon Neutral). The innovative energy features within the properties will enable future tenants to save in heating, energy and electricity costs whilst being part of a community within a popular residential area of Belfast. The development is estimated for completion in January 2015.

An exciting new energy efficient development coming to Carryduff

OakleeTrinity will allocate the properties from the Northern Ireland Social Housing Waiting List through the Housing Selection Scheme. If you would like further information about this exciting development please contact OakleeTrinity on 0845 073 0005 or via email enquiries@oakleetrinity.org.uk.

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to the July / August edition of the

BT8 Focus

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Technology - Happy Snapping Alternative Therapies - Shiatsu Gardening - Mediterranean Magic Beauty - Beach Ready Beauty Recipe - Mussel and Potato Chowder Finance – Dealing with Debt Interiors – Double up your space Science Facts The Better Life - Camping Cake and Bake – Peach Gallette Hobbies – Sewing Movie Review Cartoon – Buster - - - - - - - - - - - Regulars- - - - - - - - - - -

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Local Useful Numbers Community Pages Index

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Codeword Sudoku Crossword Hidato Wordsearch - Tools Quiz - International Football Nicknames

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Look out for the next issue of the BT8 Focus in Sept 2014. Advertising deadline is Mon 18th August 14 For distribution and community page information, please visit: www.localfocusmags.co.uk

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Summer’s finally here. I’ve been looking forward to my few weeks away from magazining (is that even a word?) and the dreaded deadlines. I’ll be busy though, our strawberries and blackcurrants look like they might produce a bumper crop this year so I’ll be making lots of jam. Whatever you get up to this Summer, I hope you enjoy this jam-packed(!) issue we’ve lots of reading and puzzles to keep you entertained. All the special offers in this issue are listed below for ease of reference. As usual, I’d like to thank you for continuing to use the Focus to support our local shops and businesses. Most of the businesses featured here are local, just like you! Please remember to tell advertisers where you saw their ad. Have a fantastic Summer and I’ll be back with the next issue in September. Until next time...

Deirdre Special Offers in this Issue: Armstrong Meats - various offers, see Back Attic Ladders - £299 incl fitting, see p29 Beauty at the Inns - Various Offers, p9 Belvoir Computer Sol’ns-£20 tune up p19 City EPC - £45 certificate, see p19 Classic Blinds - Big Summer Sale, see p27 Factor 1 - various offers, see p25 Lynsey Quinn - 20% off colours, see p15 MPY Computers - PC reload £35, see p5 Phillips Autos - £49.99 for your MOT, see p17 Time For You - Free initial clean, see p24

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We are a local home bakery and catering business based on our own farm between Carryduff and Moneyrea.

Celebration & Wedding Cakes Our celebration cakes start from £15 and we can provide you with a customised cake that's as individual as you! We also cater for... Coffee Mornings Dinner Parties Family Occasions Afternoon Teas Kids Parties Funeral Teas Office Functions Sweet and Savoury dishes  Sandwich Platters  Tray Bakes

Mossbrook Farm, 20 Mossbrook Rd, Carryduff. BT8 8AJ

Tel: 07912 620 177 email: farmhousetreatsdesserts@yahoo.co.uk

METAL MEN FABRICATION We fabricate, weld or repair Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel (MIG, TIG & STICK) Gates  Railings Handrails Trailer Work

Security Grills/Doors Marine Work

MOT welding  One-off jobs welcome  Repairs on & off site

For your FREE estimate please call

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Painting & Decorating Service

Interior & Exterior Homes ▪ Shops ▪ Offices Please call Trevor:

07753 133 489

for Beginners, from a fully qualified teacher

Diploma LCM in Piano Performance

Lessons available in the local area

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Gregg's of Carryduff 02890 813467

Select Boarding Kennels & Cosy Cattery

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS NEW ENLARGED CATTERY NOW OPEN Single, Double or Family units Personal attention from Proprietors All needs catered for Medication administered

Purpose Built Kennels Individual, Double or Family Indoor Kennels, Accessing to Covered Outdoor Runs, Large Outdoor Exercise Paddocks & Play Areas All needs catered for Medication administered Oil fired central heating & fully insulated throughout

To book in your cat or dog, contact Roy OR Marion Gregg Greggs of Carryduff, 89 Moss Road, (off Hillsborough Road), Carryduff, Belfast. BT8 8HX. Tel: 02890 813467 Please mention the BT8 Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Stones and bark laid Fencing and decking General tidy ups etc.

Regular grass cuts at most average properties cost between ÂŁ10-ÂŁ15 Book TODAY

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Interior & Exterior Painting Service Commercial & Private Work

 Caring & compassionate service  Vaccinations, neutering & dentistry

Call John for your FREE quote:

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 Comprehensive facilities  Dogs Trust Vouchers accepted  Free nurse clinics & advice

Tel: 028 90817109 21 Church Road, Carryduff, BT8 8DT www.hollygatevets.co.uk

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Mercury Electrics Mob: 07909 540868 17th Edition Consumer Units Sockets / Lights  Showers  Cookers Conservatories/Extensions Outdoor/Garden Lighting  Phone Points Cameras/Alarms/Aerials  Garages wired

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Grass Cutting Hedge Cutting Garden Maintenance - general garden tidy ups Tree Work Undertaken Ring Roy for a free quotation:

07715 386975

COMPOSTED WOODCHIP MULCH NOW AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY OR COLLECTION PROVIDING A COMPLETE RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE SERVICES FULLY INSURED, EQUIPPED & QUALIFIED For advice and a free quotation,

0800 587 8733 0707 487 8733 (24hrs) Tel: 028 9081 4488 Fax: 028 9081 4333 Freephone:

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Full BT8 distribution area - 7390 local homes - £258 plus vat or pick the area you want to deliver to - Four Winds, Newtownbreda, Galwally & Belvoir £35+vat per 1000 Leaflets must be A5 or smaller, or already folded to A5 or smaller. Ring for details of the other Focus magazine distributions.

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20% OFF Colours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with senior stylists Alistair, Ashleigh & Karen

61 Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 7HL

Tel: 02890 793597 Convenient, easy parking behind Salon

NEWLY OPENED The Beauty Room at Lynsey Quinn.. Open:

Thursday 9am-8pm Friday 9am-5:30pm Saturday 9am-4:30pm

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Sudoku

For solution, see page 42

How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9, with no repetition. That's all there is to it! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

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Hassle Free MOT Here’s how we can make your life easier For your car’s MOT Cost includes test fee (£30.50) We will apply for your MOT We will carry out an MOT health check We will drive your car to and from the MOT test centre

Reduced labour rates and up to 25% off parts* if additional work required *Terms and conditions apply. Excludes certain 4x4 and prestige vehicles

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A.R.M. LOCKSMITHS Master Locksmiths • Domestic & Commercial

 Emergency Locksmiths 24/7 Service  Non-Destructive Entry  Complete Lock Changes  UPVC Doors and Window locks repaired and replaced

 All locks supplied and fitted meeting insurance requirements  On Site Key Cutting Facility  Burglary Repair & Boarding Up  Work & Locks Guaranteed  All calls dealt with in confidence

Tel: 07934 663337 Store this number for Emergencies

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All types of Electrical Works: Rewires • Alarms • Security Lighting Garden Lighting • Inspection & Testing

Has your Boiler been serviced recently? Wise up to the dangers of Carbon Monoxide Contact us now to book your OFTEC boiler service and carbon monoxide check

For your free quotation, contact Alistair on:

0790 222 0492 or 028 9187 3777 email: awjthompson@hotmail.com

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...quality showering & bathrooms

Visit our showroom.. for the latest in bathroom & showering equipment

Full design & installation service available

A recent bathroom installation in Carryduff

Brae Bathrooms, 188b Saintfield Road, Commons Brae (behind Tesco Express)

www.brae-bathrooms.co.uk Open: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm Late Night Thurs-8pm

Tel: 028 90 703422

Closed: Sat & Sun

After Hours: By Appointment Only

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HOME CARE PODIATRY For an appointment, please call Laura on

07540 143 330 Gift Vouchers now available Foot Care In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

GARY NEESON UPHOLSTERY ALL TYPES OF UPHOLSTERY WORK UNDERTAKEN Tel: 07970

391138

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Laura Dorman BSc (Hons) MChS hcpc Registered Podiatrist/ Chiropodist Treatments carried out for all foot conditions:

- Routine Nail Care - Corn/Callus Removal - Verruca Treatments - Diabetic Assessments and Foot Care - Podiatric Orthoses/Insoles and Pads Evening & Weekend Appointments Available NEW - wide variety of food care products for purchase

OIL & GAS BOILERS SERVICING & REPAIRS

Rapid Breakdown Service 24-hr Breakdown Service ALAN WEIR 7 Church Rd, Boardmills, Carryduff BT27 6UP

Tel: 028 9263 8422 Mob: 07710 670363

Gutter Cleaning ď‚Ź Fascias & Soffits Conservatory Roofs & Powerwashing

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UNIT 14, CARRYDUFF SHOPPING CENTRE BELFAST BT8 8RB

BEAUTY, NAILS & TANNING SALON

Tel: 028 9081 5775

Get Ready for Summer ..at Factor 1 HD Brow treatments £24 Gelish pedicure £35 Gelish overlays £20 Full body He-Shi spray tan £15 Sunbeds 1/2 price All treatments carried out by professionally trained therapists Offers valid during July and August 2014 only

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TREE SERVICES from

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Call Raymond on 07921 256556 or 028 9751 0403 City & Guilds NPTC Qualified

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Kitchens and Bathrooms We can supply and fit at the highest quality at affordable prices Joinery - Tiling All Building Work Call Today for a free quotation:

Jonathan 07796 405 242 David 07851 643 867 email: jp1210@hotmail.co.uk

FREE Quotations Reasonable Prices

ALL OVER GARDENING all year round Grass Cutting ▪ Hedge Trimming ▪ Weed Control

Pruning & Planting ▪ Leaf Clearing Garden Clear Out & Waste Removal Please Call Steve – 07814 630 171 info@allovergardening.co.uk www.allovergardening.co.uk

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Commons Brae Auto Centre Your local garage - We’re right on your doorstep Vehicle Servicing - All Makes All Models Tyres • Exhausts • Diagnostic Work Headlight Alignment • MOT • PSV

Batteries supplied and fitted Air Con Re-Gassing Available Car Wash & Valet Centre

For all your car care needs

MOT Steam Clean Wash

Breakdown Service

Tel: 02890

791 719 or after hrs 07762 944 014 or 07976 574 902

188 Saintfield Road, Belfast. (Behind Tesco Express) Open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5.30pm, Closed Saturday

Attic Ladders NI We provide safe, quick attic access with our superior quality ladder at a very affordable price...

£299 incl fitting

Flooring £19.95/m² supplied and fitted Light, supplied and fitted

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Ladder Features: Secure Closing Mechanism Hand Rail ▪ 36mm Insulated White Panel Draught Excluder

Installed in 2-3 hours 3 year guarantee

Ring Derrie on: 028 9070 9350 or: 07870 771110

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BEECHILL ELECTRICAL

Domestic & Commercial

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17th Edition Rewires Security Lighting

LED Lighting CCTV Burglar Alarms

LP Power Washing Service Call in a Professional! Driveways ▪ Paths ▪ Patios etc

Re-Sanding of Block Paving Domestic & Commercial work undertaken

Free Estimates 24 Hour Call Outs

Fully Insured & Qualified

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Contact:

Lawrence 0774 555 3331

HIDATO Starting at 1 and finishing at 34, track your way from one square to another, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally, placing consecutive numbers into the empty squares as you go. Some numbers are already given.

BUILDING, JOINERY & CONSTRUCTION

All aspects of Building Work, Plastering & Roof Work

Solutions on page 42

Locally Based Builder

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Focus on Movies

By Peter Stevenson

AT THE CINEMA: X-Men Days of Future Past 12A (131 mins) Can someone explain to me this seemingly never ending hunger the general public seems to have for superhero movies? First we had a trilogy of the X-Men, then a Wolverine spin-off and finally, a retrospective montage in First Class. Now, all sorts of plot holes are filled, loose ends tied up and fun to be had with time travel as Days of Future Past comes to cinemas. It is the year 2023 and mutants have been relentlessly wiped out. Pushed to desperation, the few mutants left, including Professor X, decide to take action – Wolverine is therefore sent back in time to kill a scientist who has developed a fool-proof means by which mutants can be hunted down and destroyed. Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellan (Magneto) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) take the acting helm once more. Stewart and McKellan are as professional as expected, giving real gravitas to roles which could easily be ludicrous. Jackman is the only character to traverse the temporal transmogrification, so he has roles in both the past and the future. His Wolverine is light and breezy, a far cry from the brooding protagonist of X-Men, yet this makes his character more palatable and much easier to identify with. Other major characters are unfortunately sidelined - Storm (Halle Berry) and Beast (the glimpse of Beast is so fleeting that Kelsey Grammer is not credited for it). However, the younger Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) shine in roles which are understated and dignified, yet which have massive repercussions in the mutant world of X-Men. Director Bryan Singer is on top form here, skilfully guiding the movie towards its triumphant conclusion. This should keep all those comic-book aficionados content until the next one. 3 / 5

On DVD: That Awkward Moment 15 (94 mins) Hands up, all those who have seen Zac Efron in a decent movie. I doubt many hands have moved, but I shall continue anyway. Still trying to escape his ‘tween heartthrob’ status, Efron attempts to make a more ‘grown up’ movie. So we are presented with That Awkward Moment, a predictable, ultra-modern, urbane rom-com in which the battle of the sexes has been replaced with the odd skirmish. Three friends: Jason (Efron), Daniel (Miles Teller) and Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) are besties because of three things: their love of xBox, beer and wanting women they can never or should never have. After a string of romantic disasters, which all end at ‘that awkward moment’ (when one is asked, ‘So…where is this going?’), the three dudes decide to make a pact, each promising to remain single. Enter Ellie (Imogen Poots), who just happens to be Efron’s ideal woman. Unsurprisingly, the pact proves ineffective and each friend pairs off. Efron and Poots work well together; they are far from boring. However, they have little chemistry. Without that certain spark, it is difficult to ask the audience to root for them and their relationship. Daniel’s relationship with friend/lover Chelsea is completely forgettable; in fact the only relationship which comes close to providing any emotional gravitas is Mikey’s. Mikey and his ex-wife are in the middle of a divorce and Mikey cannot understand why. It was brave of director Tom Gormican to include this plot device in an otherwise light and frothy rom-com and it nearly works but it always cut short to give Efron more screen time. The biggest problem with this movie is its lack of originality; there is nothing in it we have not seen a hundred times before, so the big question is (unless you are one of Efron’s hoards of screaming fans): can you sit through 90 minutes of vague repetition? 3 / 5 34

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CARRYDUFF

Local Useful Numbers:

Home Maintenance & Repairs

HEALTH Mt Oriel Medical Centre Dentist at Mt Oriel Carryduff Surgery Royal Group of Hospitals City Hospital Lagan Valley Hospital Ulster Hospital

We can help you with:

Plastering Joinery Electrics Plumbing Tiling Gutter Cleaning Ring to organise your FREE estimate:

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EMERGENCIES NIE 08457 643 643 Phoenix Gas 0800 002 001 Water Service 08457 440 088 Street Lighting 90 253051 Police (non emergencies) 08456008000 TRANSPORT Carryduff Cabs 90 812345 Carryduff Taxis 90 795050 Translink (Ulsterbus & Metro) 90 666630 EDUCATION Carryduff Primary Millennium Primary St Joseph’s Primary Cairnshill Primary St Ita’s Primary Newtownbreda High

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LEISURE Lough Moss Centre Belvoir Activity Centre Robinson Centre Mount Ober Golf

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LIBRARIES Carryduff Library Newtownbreda Library

90 813568 90 701620

EATING OUT Four Winds Beechill Inn Ivanhoe Inn & Hotel

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Community Pages

FREE pages for local charities and non profit making organisations

Mount Oriel Medical Practice We are delighted to announce that we are now working from new premises at the Knockbreda Wellbeing and Treatment Centre 110 Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 6GR (opposite Forestside Shopping Centre) Our telephone number remains the same – 028 9070 1653

Newtownbreda Library

Tel: 02890 701620 Opening Hours: Monday 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm Thursday 1 pm - 8pm Friday 10 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm Call in for details of Summer activities. 36

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The Lawrence Trust had 15 runners and walkers of all ages and backgrounds, pictured right, running on their behalf in the Belfast Marathon and the Fun Run on 5th May. Between them, they raised Runners included Conor Crossett (Carryduff) and Jack Dalzell ÂŁ1,744. (Ballygowan) who ran the three miles aged just 7 years old to help The Laurence Trust the charity raise awareness of eating disorders in men. are hosting a Fundraising Night at the Races on 23rd August 2014 from 8pm in The Four Winds Belfast. Everyone welcome, to what promises to be a great night! To donate or find out more, find us on Facebook & Twitter, or visit www.thelawrencetrust.co.uk

Swift Netball Club Launch Karen Rollo, Club and Coach Development Officer for Netball Northern Ireland joined together with club members to officially launch the Swift Netball Club at Lough Moss Leisure Centre.

Interested in getting involved? A Netball NI Summer Camp has been arranged to take place in Lough Moss Leisure Centre from the 18th August to the 22nd August from 1:30 – 4:30pm. From September training will commence in Lough Moss Leisure Centre on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5pm for P5-P7 girls and 5-6pm for Year 1 and above. For further information on Swift Netball Club you find them on Facebook or contact lindsay.collins@hotmail.co.uk Please mention the BT8 Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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St Ita’s Primary School Start of School Year New School Year begins Monday 1st September 2014 (New P1 and Nursery Pupils will receive their starting date later) Staff Development Day School closed on Monday 13th October 2014 for Parent Teacher Meetings Autumn Half Term School closed for one week from Monday 27th October and reopens on Monday 3rd November 2014 Christmas Holiday School closes at 11.45 on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 and reopens on Wednesday 7th January 2015 St Ita’s Girls’ Team has been crowned ‘Inter Area Girls’ Cross Country Champions’ after a very competitive finale to the cross country season. Naoise, Sophie, Kerri, Ellen K, Rachel, Anna, Aoife and Ellen C arrived at Ormeau Park with two trophies at stake. They were defending their SEELB title from 2013 and trying to go one place better than last year by winning the Inter Area title. A fabulous team effort saw St Ita’s declared the winners of the SEELB Cross Country Final and winners of the Inter Area Cross Country Final. Everyone in St Ita’s is immensely proud of the team’s achievements. Congratulations to all the girls for the tremendous effort and commitment they have shown all year. Special thanks to Mrs Michelle Scott who has trained, mentored, supervised & chauffeured the team throughout the year. St Ita’s Win the World Cup! The Soccer Team took part in a Mini World Cup organised by the IFA. The tournament, held at Lough Moss, consisted of 7 schools from the local borough including St. Joseph's and St. Bernard's. Each school was given a country’s name who is participating in the FIFA World Cup. St. Ita's were selected to be Argentina. All schools played in a league format which meant each side played each other. The talent on show was magnificent. Every game was extremely competitive and our boy’s went through the whole tournament with a 100% record. A wonder goal from Declan Magee helped to secure the trophy. This has been a fantastic year for our school team. We went through the whole season undefeated - THE INVINCIBLES! Hopefully next year will prove to be as successful. 38

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Castlereagh Hills Golf Course

Over 80 golf crazy primary school children took part in a unique cross community schools golfing day at Castlereagh Hills Golf Course. Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, East Belfast, the aim of the golf day was to introduce children to golf through a series of fun workshops promoting exercise, healthy eating & golf basics. The event commenced with a fitness class on the 18th fairway, and the children then participated in a range of health and golf related workshops to encourage them to lead a healthier lifestyle through fun games and play. They also practised their golf swing and putting skills with the PGA Golf Professional, Roy Skillen. The event culminated in the afternoon with a schools’ golfing competition, for the ‘Castlereagh Challenge Cup’. Competing schools included Rosetta Primary, Lisnasharragh Primary, Forge Integrated, Millennium Integrated Primary, St Ita’s Primary, St Josephs Primary and Carryduff Primary. Coming 1st were St Ita’s: Rory Wilson, Ciaran Farry, Matthew Hamilton, Joseph Beattie, Rory Gorman, Charlie Cooley. For details of other juvenile development programmes please call the Castlereagh Hill Golf clubhouse on 028 9044 8477.

Cairnshill Primary School World Cup Fun! In June we went mad over the World Cup! We dressed up and learned all about the different countries taking part. We even had our own tournament. TERM DATES for your diary (excluding exceptional closure/ training days) AUTUMN TERM 2014 Monday 1st September to Friday 19th December Half Term Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October SPRING TERM 2015 Monday 5th January to Tuesday 31st March

Half Term Monday 16th February & Tuesday 17th February SUMMER TERM 2015 Monday 13th April to Tuesday 30th June

May Day Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015 Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015

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Tree of Hope Black Tie Event (see details left). Entertainment by Johnny Brooks, Ireland's No1 Garth Brooks Tribute and Jim Clark (Erasure Tribute) followed by a disco. Tickets ÂŁ40 on sale NOW Tel: 07724 444744 or email: saviendouglas@hotmail.co.uk Businesses can advertise in goodie bags and around the room (pop up stands) - ring for costs & more details.

Carryduff Action Cancer Support Group Carryduff Action Cancer Support Group would welcome new members GIVING ONLY 2 HOURS OF YOUR TIME PER MONTH COULD MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE'S LIFE!!! As a bonus you could make new friends and acquaintances. Our next monthly meeting is on Monday 15th September at 8pm in a committee room in Carryduff Presbyterian Church hall. (Then on the third Monday of October & November). You are guaranteed a warm welcome. For more details phone:

Florence 9081 2852, Maureen 9081 2880 or Dorothy 9081 2113 40

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PSNI Police Advice - Crime Prevention With the summer holidays fast approaching, local police in the Castlereagh area are urging residents to think about crime prevention. Police will adopt a proactive approach but we also need the local community to help protect themselves too. Sergeant Fairfield, from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, explained: "If you are going away this summer, do not forget to let the police know that your house will be vacant, and remember to employ a few crime prevention measures before you go. "Simple things like cutting the grass, cancelling the milk and newspapers and using time switches to turn on lights that would ordinarily be on in the house help to give your home that lived-in look and remember to set the burglar alarm as well. "You should also arrange for a responsible person to collect your mail, particularly if you have a glass front door, as people are able to see it pile up on the mat. Outside, ladders and tools should be locked away so that criminals cannot use them to break into your house. Sheds must have suitable door locks and the contents should be security marked against theft and should be secured separately within the shed which will make them more difficult to steal." Sergeant Fairfield called on all members of the community to be vigilant. He continued: "Everyone needs good neighbours, and if criminals know their every move is being watched, it is much harder for them to operate unnoticed. You are in the best position to know what is out of the ordinary where you live, so tell police what you have seen. Reporting all suspicious activity promptly to the police is important and we welcome the opportunity to check out all reports. For those not heading away, people enjoy spending more time out in their gardens. It is always tempting to leave doors and windows open on hot days, but sadly this is exactly what opportunist criminals are looking out for. Make sure your house and garage are kept closed and locked when left unattended and don’t leave valuables in your vehicle. "Remember that some people are also quite prepared to enter your house and steal what comes quickly to hand. To reduce the likelihood of this type of crime taking place, car keys, handbags and wallets should not be left where they can easily be seen or found, or within easy reach of an open window. Put them away properly in a safe place and if you have a burglar alarm set it." Anyone who would like crime prevention advice on this or any other subject can contact their nearest Crime Prevention Officer by telephoning 101, the police non-emergency number.

Ballynafeigh Tennis & Squash Club

35a Wynchurch Park, Belfast BT6 0JL

Club features: We are a family club &  3 tennis courts ( 2 with floodlights - artificial surface) welcome new members - social  2 glass walled squash courts events are regularly organized for  Club play twice weekly - Tues evening/Sat pm members and friends.  Senior club play twice weekly (daytime)  Group & individual coaching for juniors and adults For details contact club coach Philip O'Neill on 07743525879 Competitive tennis and squash teams play throughout the year. For more information contact Hon. Sec. Ruth Irvine Tel:028 9059 1940 Email – ruth.irvine2143@ntlworld.com Please mention the BT8 Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Action on Hearing Loss is helping everyone make sure their hearing aids are in tip-top condition, at its monthly ‘Hear to Help’ drop in clinics. Our trained volunteers can change tubing, supply batteries, and give help and advice on cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids. As hearing-aid users themselves they understand the issues and have a great deal of personal experience to draw on. Next clinic dates are: Tuesday 1 July, 10am-12noon Tuesday 5 August, 10am-12noon The clinic is at Daisies Corridor, Newtownards Hospital, Church Street, BT23 4AS It’s a free service, and the clinic is drop-in so no appointment necessary. Any questions about the clinic, contact: Rebecca.triffitt@hearingloss.org.uk or tel: 07832 375660 / 028 9151 0136. We are also looking for volunteers to join our local teams and provide hearing-aid support to people in the local community. We provide training and expenses and the company of likeminded people. Interested? Please contact Rebecca You can take the charity’s hearing check by visiting www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/ check or by calling 0844 800 3838. The Hear to Help service is funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

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Quick Crossword Solution from p26: Across: 1 Deaf, 3 Formerly, 9 Croquet, 10 Annoy, 11 Manufactured, 14 Era, 16 Cease, 17 She, 18 Nevertheless, 21 Coast, 22 Putting, 23 Everyday, 24 Asks. Down: 1 December, 2 Adorn, 4 Out, 5 Measurements, 6 Runners, 7 Yo-yo, 8 Sufficiently, 12 Chart, 13 Messages, 15 Average, 19 Exits, 20 Acre, 22 Pea.

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Quiz Solution International Football Nicknames from p35: 1. Socceroos - Australia 2. The Elephants - Ivory Coast 3. Clockwork Orange - Netherlands 4. The Red Devils - Belgium 5. The Chequered Ones - Croatia 6. All Whites - New Zealand 7. The Crescent - Stars - Turkey 8. Bafana Bafana South Africa 9. The Red Fury - Spain 10. Indomitable Lions - Cameroon

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PSNI Notice

Belvoir Church of Ireland

Police have recently received complaints from residents in the Ballymaconaghy/Cairnshill area relating to anti-social behaviour. There have been numerous reports of eggs being thrown at houses and cars. This form of behaviour is completely unacceptable. Police will be increasing patrols in the area and intend to take appropriate actions against those engaged in such activities.

21 Dunseverick Ave, Belfast BT8 7EB. Tel: 028 9049 1436 Canon Tom Keightley 02890 643777

Are you a parent of a child or teenager in this area? Do you know what they are up to in the evening? Don't let it be you who gets a knock on the door or phone call to tell you the police have detained your child. Any resident who requires a police response should ring 101 or in an emergency please dial 999.

Everyone is warmly invited to all Services. Sunday Services 9am : Holy Communion 11am : Morning Worship Holy Communion 2nd, 4th Sundays 4.30pm : Evening Service Mid-Week 10.30am : Thursdays Holy Communion Everyone is warmly invited to all Services. For details of all other worship services & activities please visit www.belvoirparish.co.uk

Belvoir Church of Ireland www.belvoirparish.co.uk

Final Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Castlereagh Borough

Holiday Bible Club

Prior to the reform of Local Government on 1st April 2015, Alderman Jack Beattie MBE was elected to serve as Mayor of Castlereagh and Councillor Sharon Skillen as Deputy Mayor for the civic year 2014/15.

All children in Primary 1 to 7

Alderman Jack Beattie MBE said, “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be elected to serve as the final Mayor of Castlereagh. As we enter the final nine months of Castlereagh Borough Council, we will ensure that our ratepayers continue to receive the same high standard of service at the best value for money until the new Lisburn City and Castlereagh District Council takes over on 1st April 2015.”

13th – 15th August 2014 2pm to 4.30pm Come along and enjoy:Games, Crafts, Crazy Challenges and much more. See you there!

Knockbracken Reformed Presbyterian Church Contact Rev. Andrew Kerr Tel: 028 90 701721 email: handrewkerr@gmail.com Sunday Services: 11.30am and 7pm Sunday School: 10.30am Bible Study: Tues 7.30pm Youth Club: Friday 7pm 37 Knockbracken Road, Carryduff Belfast. BT8 6SE

www.knockbrackenrpc.churchuna.com

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Community Pages Forestside Christian Centre Sunday Service 11am & 6:30pm Contact Pastor Sam on 028 90644100 Sunday School, Youth & Seniors Activities 88 Belvoir Drive, Belfast. BT8 7FR

Belvoir Presbyterian Church Tel: 028 90 492641 Sunday Services: 11:00am & 6:30pm Please contact the Minister Dr Rodger Crooks at the number above or

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Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Parish of Drumbo and Carryduff Father Martin Kelly, Tel: 028 90 812238 Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass: Saturday 6pm Sunday: 9am, 10:30am & 12 noon Many groups meet in the Parish Centre behind the Ivanhoe. Please see our website for more details www.parishofdrumboandcarryduff.org

077 4669 8528

Belvoir Methodist Church

email: belvoirpci@live.co.uk

Sunday Services 10am & 7pm Holy Communion on 1st Sunday of the month

www.belvoirpresbyterian.co.uk

Newtownbreda Baptist Church Tel: 028 90649402 Sunday Services 11am & 7pm GriefShare (grief recovery support group) Sunday Children’s Ministry: (all ages) Sunday 11.30-12.30pm Parent & Toddlers Fri 10.30am-12pm Contact the office on Tel: 02890 649402 for more details

www.newtownbredabaptist.com

Purdysburn Gospel Hall Gospel Meeting: alternate Tuesdays 7:30pm (Oct to April) For enquiries and transport, Tel William: 028 90 813500 Purdysburn Village, BT8 8LJ 44

Most Weekly activities stopped for Summer: Monday 7pm Prayer Meeting United Belvoir Churches Evening Services in July and August at 6.30pm – Services in Belvoir Methodist on 20th July and 17th August. Holy Communion on 27th July. From September 1st Sunday of the month. Contact: Rev Louise Donald by email louise.donald@irishmethodist.org or call 028 90 790570 Check our website for latest information: www.belvoirmethodistchurch.org.uk 63 Castledillon Road. Belfast. BT8 7BJ

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Cairnshill Methodist Church Sunday Service 11:30am Tel: 028 90 790570 Most Weekly activities stopped for Summer:

Monday 8:30pm Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:30pm Praise Group Practice Summer Children’s Church: Teaching, singing, games, fun, crafts. Children go straight to their own church at 11:30am. For 3 to 11 years. Car Boot Sales 6pm to 8pm First Friday in July, August and September. Check our website for full details and latest information www.cairnshillmethodist.org Contact Rev Louise Donald by email minister@cairnshillmethodist.org or call 02890 790570 2 Ballylenaghan Road. Belfast. BT8 6WU.

Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church Tel: 90 799220 Sunday Worship:11am & 7pm please see our website: www.srpc.org.uk for full details of all activities Monday Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides from 6:15pm Wednesday Parents and Tots, 10:30-12 noon Friday Squirrels (3:45pm), Beavers, Cubs, Scouts from 6:30pm The Vibe Youth Club (year 8 and above), meeting in Cairnshill Methodist. 8-10pm Minister Rev Alistair R Bill. email: abill@presbyterianireland.org

Newtownbreda Gospel Hall

Spamount Congregational Church, Knockbracken (Ballymaconaghy Rd) Sunday Services 11.30 am Morning Worship Service Evening Service 7pm ‘Word @ Seven’ Sunday School & Bible Class10:30am Youth Fellowship alternate Sundays 8:15pm Monday Mums & Tots 10am - 12 noon Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 8pm Friday Campaigners 7pm (primary school age), Ignite - 8pm (Youth Group)

Contact:- Rev Jim Lyons Tel: 02890817191 E:pastor.knockbracken.con@gmail.com www.spamount.co.uk

Milltown Baptist Church Sunday Service: 11am Prayer Meeting: 7pm Life Groups: 2nd & 4th Wed 8pm Time 4 Men: Wed 10am–12 noon Ladies 3 C’s – Craft, Coffee, Chat: 2nd & 4th Wed in the month, 10am-12noon Fellowship Hour: 1st Thurs 2.30pm Parent & Toddlers: Fri 10.30am – 12noon Contact Pastor Will Warren 07855 539275 www.milltownyourlocalchurch.com

Knockbreda Parish Church of Ireland BT8 7AR

Gospel Meeting Sundays 7pm Sunday School 3 - 3:45pm (Sept to June) Young People’s Meeting Mon 7pm (Oct - March)

Sunday Services (July and August): 10:30am Morning Service (with crèche and K4 Kid’s Club) Continue fellowship with a coffee afterwards

For enquiries and transport, Tel William: 028 90 813500 96A Newtownbreda Rd, BT8 4BP www.newtownbredagospelhall.com

Rev Bill Press Tel: 028 90 641493 www.knockbredaparish.org

6:30pm Evening Service

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Index of Advertisers…..Quick Guide Attic Stairs Attic Ladders

Computer Maintenance 29

Belvoir Computer Solutions MPY Computers

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Dog Kennels

Bathrooms Brae Bathrooms Beauty at the Inns Factor1 Lynsey Quinn

Hughes School of Motoring AWJ Thompson Beechill Electrics Mercury Electrics

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Boiler Maintenance AW Boiler Services AWJ Thompson

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Energy Performance Certificates

Builder

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All Over Gardening Back Crossnacreevy Nurseries Johnston’s Gardening The Gardener 2 Hairdresser 29 17 Lynsey Quinn

Car Servicing Breda Tyre & Exhaust Centre Commons Brae Auto Centre Phillips Autos

Garden Maintenance

Carpet Cleaning Cleaning Doctor

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Oaklee Trinity

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Down Street Kitchens Gillespie Tree Care The Landscape Company

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Belfast Indoor Bowls We Are Vertigo

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Music Tuition 5

Painter & Decorator First Choice Home Maintenance 5 Ivanhoe Painting & Decorating 27 Painting Service 9

Podiatrist Home Care Podiatry Mark Lowe

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LP Powerwashing Services Massey Cleaning & Support Services Wash It Pressure Washing

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Property Maintenance Carryduff Home Maintenance 35 First Choice Home Maintenance 5 Ivanhoe Painting & Decorating 27 Painting Service 9

Tree Surgeon Autumn View Clarke Cunningham Tree Maintenance Gillespie Tree Care

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Tyres Breda Tyre and Exhaust Centre

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Upholstery Gary Neeson Upholstery

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Vets

Leisure Activities

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Cleaning All Over Cleaning More to Life Time for You

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Landscaping Front

Chimney Sweep Sweeps Away

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Kitchens

Children’s Activities We Are Vertigo

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Housing Association

Cattery Greggs of Carryduff

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Carryduff Home Maintenance

Catering and Cakes Farmhouse Treats

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Handyman 16

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City EPC

Newtown Home Improvements Armstrong Meats

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Electrician

Blinds Classic Blinds

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Driving Lessons

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Metal Men Fabrication Aisling Gormley

Greggs of Carryduff

Beauty Salon

Metal Fabrication 19 5

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Locksmith ARM Locksmiths

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Hollygate Veterinary Clinic

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Window Cleaning Massey Cleaning & Support Services

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