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Hello and welcome to the May issue of the directory. We are still wondering if Spring has arrived, with the weather changing so dramatically every day, it’s hard to know what to wear! But, we have some spring fashion ideas for the men this month on page 58 so when the sun does finally stay, there are some great wardrobe pieces to add to your collection! Ladies, we haven’t forgotten you though.. on page 68 we have a few key items that will help you get through the spring / summer season, and on page 60 our monthly best buys for ideas on make up and perfume at very cheap prices! The recipes on page 43 and 44 look luscious, for nice afternoons in the garden, our Iced Tea recipe will quench your thirst. Lots going on in May so have a good read and write the dates on your calendar at the back to remind yourselves, so you don’t miss out on that special event! Until next month, have a lovely May!

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SOUTHGATE Brought to you by Councillors Sarah Stamp and Patrick Chung CONTACT US! Please get in touch if we can help with any issues – if you have Facebook or Twitter please follow or “Like” Sarah’s pages for regular updates Cllr Sarah Stamp T 07714 598001 sarah.stamp@stedsbc.gov.uk Twitter @sstampcomms Facebook www.facebook.com/CllrSarahStamp Cllr Patrick Chung T 07802 751433 patrick.chung@stedsbc.gov.uk

Isn’t it wonderful to have longer days and the odd glimpse of sunshine? There is lots going on both around the area and in our beautiful town over the summer, so do get involved. Just a reminder, we are both here to help you so please do get in touch if you have something that needs resolving, concerns about a local issue or would like to apply for locality grants to support a local group or community initiative – we are always pleased to hear from you! Until next month, Sarah and Patrick

END OF MAYORAL YEAR! This month marks the end of Patrick’s year as Mayor of St Edmundsbury – and what an amazing year it has been for him! Patrick formally stands down at the annual mayormaking ceremony on May 19th where Cllr Julia Wakelam will take over as Mayor for the next 12 months. By the end of his year, Patrick will have attended 500 Mayoral events. He has thoroughly enjoyed representing the Borough and meeting so many different people over the course of the year and would like to thank everyone, especially our electors in Southgate, for all their support. 08 | MAY 2016


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Street Party for the Queen’s birthday!

Don’t forget on Sunday 12th June, the Southgate Community Partnership are planning a street party for us all on Caie Walk for the Queen’s 90th birthday. The SCP will set up tables and chairs and bunting and provide entertainment and we ask you all to bring your own food and drink and come and join the celebrations! This is a free community event, open to all, funded by locality budgets and the SCP and will be a great chance to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s milestone birthday, meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Even more exciting, it’s a chance to make memories for years to come – who remembers the street parties for the silver jubilee? See posters in the Community

DEVOLUTION – what on earth is it? You may have seen media coverage recently about a proposed Devolution agreement for East Anglia and wondered what it all means. You are not alone! In essence, Devolution is about a fundamentally different relationship between Government and local public services which would see decisions affecting East Anglia being made in East Anglia. The East Anglia Deal would see decisions currently made by Government on things such as infrastructure, growth, employment and skills being made by the Board of a new Combined Authority, consisting of all the Leaders and a directly elected Mayor, who would in effect Chair this board. It also means potentially an additional £30million a year over 30 years coming into the region. If done right, this is obviously good news for Suffolk. Leaders from our local Councils have been negotiating with Government Ministers and Civil Servants since last August to try and agree what this may

mean for us in Suffolk. The Government have been clear that they wanted an agreement for the East which covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (which is a unitary authority) and that Suffolk isn’t big enough to be considered for an agreement on its own. They have also been clear that a directly elected Mayor (who would be accountable for decisions) must be part of the deal. Negotiations continue and more details will become clearer over the coming weeks when both the public and elected councillors (like us!) will get a chance to have our say, before each of the individual 23 councils involved take a vote. If this vote is in favour then detailed discussions can start on what all this actually means on the ground and how our residents will benefit. There is a website www.eastangliandevo. co.uk which will be going live soon with much more information, but in the meantime it contains a link to the Government paper which you may find interesting.

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WELCOME TO MY NEW CRAFTY COLUMN.

Every month I will share a crafty activity to try at home. I’m Michelle and I own the Crafty Foxes. I run adult and children’s workshops, children’s crafty parties, after school clubs, hen dos and a wedding/events mobile crafty créche. The Crafty Foxes started 5 years ago with the dream of encouraging even the most ‘un-arty’ people to get crafty. The ‘crafty’ way is using simple, short cut techniques to create novel products you might buy in a shop. I run the crafty kids club in Denny Bros on the last Saturday of every month. Hour long sessions run throughout the day and places can be booked via Denny Bros or directly at www. thecraftyfoxes.co.uk. Parents drop off children, who must be 7+ and collect at end. Crafty creations this year include lava lamps. Fathers’ day t-shirts and Halloween monster wreaths.

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This months crafty creation is... Novelty Shaped Wax Crayons • Find some broken crayon pieces and remove the paper. Break into smaller pieces. • Place in the silicone mould, Children could help sort into colours. • Place the mould on a baking sheet and put in oven at 200°C. Heat so wax melts completely. Around 30-40 minutes. • When wax is melted remove the mould and allow crayons to cool. • Once cooled pop them out. • Try different shapes or even letters to spell out child’s name.


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First glimpse of dementia memory walk highlights iconic images

A sneak preview of a memory walk designed to support patients with dementia at West Suffolk Hospital has been released. The Forget-Me-Not Memory Walk has been funded by the generosity of the local community and incorporate a host of iconic local and national images aimed at stimulating conversation and evoking memories among patients. The walk, which at around 100 metres is believed to be the longest dementia memory corridor in the country, has been funded through the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign, run by West Suffolk Hospital Charity and supported by this newspaper. The design unveiled by the charity shows a number of big iconic images from around West Suffolk including Newmarket Racecourse, Greene King, the Theatre Royal and a scene from Bury St Edmunds’ old market place, donated by former EADT photographer Andy Abbott. Julie Fountain, dementia lead at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is very exciting to see the designs and we can’t wait to see the finished product next month. “Everyone has worked very hard on this project because they know what a difference it will make to our patients with dementia. “The Forget-Me-Not Walk will be used by our staff to walk with patients around the area and talk with them about what memories the images and reminiscent material evokes. “It will also be a wonderful environment for all patients, staff and visitors.”

In addition to iconic local scenes from across West Suffolk, almost one half of the walk will be dedicated to national and international images and reminiscence from the 1950s to the 1980s. The Charity is working closely with Risbybased G Signs & Design Ltd on the designs and printing and the first batch of images are expected to be placed on the walls by the end of April. The aim is to complete all the images in time for Dementia Awareness Week which starts on Sunday 15 May. In addition to images, the project team is working on a number of other reminiscent ideas including two bus stops, display cabinets, a small section devoted to the fundraising appeal and also a dementia awareness station carrying information leaflets. Other iconic local images, both old and new, on the Forget-Me-Not Walk include scenes from the old Cattle Market, Sudbury water meadows, Pakenham water mill, Lavenham, Abbey Gardens, St Edmundsbury Cathedral and many, many more. Launched two years ago, the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign is closing in on raising £90,000 to enhance the care and support offered to patients with dementia and their families at West Suffolk Hospital. The campaign has also funded a specialist day room in one of the wards while plans are also in place to make more areas of the hospital dementia-friendly.

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ird song is widely considered to act as a information message to other birds - a male bird is singing ‘other males go away, females of the same species come here’. But what a singing male bird is fundamentally doing is trying to manipulate other members of his species into doing what he wants. Experimental evidence some decades ago in canaries is that male song influences the hormone levels of female canaries. In other words, bird song enters the brain of another bird and causes the recipient to make nerve signals to produce hormones that the singing bird wants the recipient to produce. What all this means is that when you hear one of Moreton Hall’s blackbirds singing, it is doing the equivalent of injecting a hormone into a female blackbird to

manipulate her behaviour to that desired by the singer. A young male blackbird is not very good at singing, and he practises and gets better until his song is just right to arouse the passions of a female blackbird. His brain is very similar to a female blackbird’s brain, and so when he sings he may also be drugging himself with song-induced hormones. The better his song gets, the more he is exciting his own passions. And of course a male blackbird’s song is heard by many other animal species, including by us. Most drugs that have an effect on humans have some kind of effect on other species. Could it also happen in reverse? When we hear a blackbird singing, and we feel that slight joy it gives us, is the blackbird also to a small extent drugging us with our own hormones?

Join us at Woodland Ways... Why not join in with a Woodland Ways work party to help improve the Moreton Hall woods? No experience is needed and all are welcome; we’ll show you what to do. For more information please see www.woodlandways.org.uk, see the Woodland Ways noticeboard in the Community Centre, contact Nick Sibbett on 01284 723847 or email information@woodlandways.org.uk. Follow Woodland Ways on Twitter @NatterersWood 14 | MAY 2016


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Bury Rugby Club FC v Cambs

As the season is coming to an end, I was there to witness Bury 1st XV play an exciting match against league front runners, Cambridge. With one of my own mini rugby players being chosen as match mascot, we went along to support our club and had a fantastic afternoon. Even if you do not know much about rugby, it really is a great day out for all the family! Luckily, the rain stayed away but the crowds didn’t, with close to 1000 supporters there to watch the game of Rugby that swung one way then the other. Both sides try to play an open and attractive style of Rugby and with firm under foot conditions, credit to Bury groundsman Andy Spetch, the game was a feast of attacking rugby seeing no less than 11 tries being scored! After a breathless 40 minutes of play, home side Bury were down to the Cambridge team Bury 15:28 Cambridge. If people thought the first half was entertaining, the second proved even better! Bury burst out of the blocks, Enoka’s charge to the line coming so quickly, that many people missed it as they were returning to their places on the side-lines! Lord’s conversion drew Bury to within 6 points. In recent weeks, Bury’s second half performances have often tailed off. Not today! Inspired by the raucous home support, the players pushed forward and

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began to dominate the exchanges. It was Bury now who were controlling the ball and earning the penalties. A kick to the corner saw Bury camped on the try line but Cambridge are not league leaders for nothing and their defence was superb. This astonishing game refused to slow down or drop in intensity. Both sides punched and counter punched, but Cambridge’s discipline was beginning to cost them. Bury used the indiscretions to earn field position and then turned the screw by keeping the ball close and powering towards the line. A 1 point lead to Bury with 8 minutes to go, it was still anyone’s game but the momentum was with Bury. Cambridge did give it one last go, but Bury were not going to surrender this fabulous victory. At full time Bury were the victorious side with the scoreboard reading 43:38 to home side Bury St Edmunds. Bury rightly celebrated this famous win. With the support from the side-line strong, nobody was left feeling disappointed (well, apart from Cambridge possibly!!) I can’t recommend the club more – with its strong minis division it really does have a brilliant family feeling! Next big date is the International 7’s festival on the 8th May before the new season starts again! It would be great to see some new faces there!

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Our speaker for April was Ian Cooper who spoke about travelling and living in his Motor Home whilst visiting Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. He showed us slides and photographs of different types of Motor Homes, including the history of original one’s going back to the 1950’s. We saw examples of American and Russian ones as well as British styles. Some were self-built and were tacked onto Lorries and vans etc. Some Motor Homes were very basic but adequate, up to very luxurious ones with ensuite bathrooms and luxurious kitchens. We were shown the insides of various types and it is amazing what can be arranged into such a small space. Ian gave good advice to anyone who wants to start on Motor Home journeys and showed us the magazines that advertised where to stay overnight with costs and other important information. It is an economical way to see the world once you have purchased your vehicle. It is also a good way of meeting different kinds of people as you tour exciting places. Ian and his wife are able to fix bicycles onto their Motor Home which enables them to explore more of the area they have parked in. Some people even take their pets.

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We offer a range of free services, information and advice to anyone, of any age, who is looking after someone with an illness, disability or age related condition, who could not manage alone. Suffolk Family Carers GP link worker, Sophie Gower, will be at MOUNT FARM GP SURGERY on the 1st Thursday of every month, to provide information, guidance and emotional support, or just for a chat! Look forward to seeing you!

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Fantastic village nursery in the heart of Thurston, just three miles from Bury St Edmunds town centre! We cater for 3 month olds to 4 year olds and are open from 7am until 6pm, 51 weeks of the year. We specialise in ‘Outdoor Learning’ and are fortunate to have beautiful, large gardens complete with forest school areas and an outdoor classroom.

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Meekins Family Win Glasswells Competition In celebration of Glasswells 70th Anniversary, the home furnishings store ran a competition to win a designer Stressless chair and stool worth over £1,000. The competition, which ran during Glasswells ‘Birthday Brand Event’ asked customers to name the country where Stressless furniture is made. Answers were submitted in store and online, with one lucky person being drawn at random from the correct entries. Emma Meekins from Bury St Edmunds, along with husband Andrew, daughter Leigh and son Drew, correctly identified that Stressless furniture is in fact made in Norway. Drew has his eyes on the prize as a top of the range gaming chair, but has promised to share it with his mum and dad. Paul Glasswell, Managing Director at Glasswells, adds “2016 is a very special year for Glasswells, marking 70 years of trading in East Anglia. We decided to run this competition to reward our customers and give them the chance to win a really great prize; the Stressless brand offers amazing quality, comfort and style and we are really pleased that the Meekins family won. We’ve got lots more competitions and giveaways planned for the year; it’s our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers who have helped Glasswells reach this very important milestone.” MAY 2016 | 21


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Spring Skin Care Re

Tis the season for spring cleaning. It’s a season where we toss out th make room for the new. We shake off the symbolic layers of winter a ready to bloom. You don’t have to stop with dusting and purging your house to reap benefits of spring cleaning. Your skin care regimen needs a boost, t Here’s how to transition from winter to spring with fresh, fabulous sk

Purge Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to purge old cosmetics and skin care products. These products do have a shelf life. Old, outdated products can harbour bacteria and lose their effectiveness. Check the dates on your products. You may want to toss the following: Anything past the expiration date Products that appear dry or crusty Anything that has changed consistency, colour, or smell Anything with an SPF older than one year (SPF loses its effectiveness over time and it’s just not worth the risk.) Mascara older than three months. (Always toss it after three months, regardless of how much there is remaining.) Old, dirty make-up brushes and sponges

Exfoliate The cold, dry days of winter may be over, but your dry, flaky skin remains. Spring is a good time for deep exfoliation 22 | MAY 2016

and cleansing. During winter, much of our skin is “out of sight, out of mind.” Long pants, long sleeves, and warm socks may have prevented you from seeing the rough, dry skin building up on your feet, knees, and elbows. Exfoliate off that old layer of dry skin and make room for spring.

Rinse and moisturise For a deep cleansing facial mask that is sure to leave your complexion glowing, combine:

Higher temperatures result in oilier skin for everyone, not just those with a tendency to oily skin. It’s important to use a lighter moisturiser during spring. If you prefer not to switch to a new moisturiser, you can try mixing some rosewater into your thick, winter moisturiser. Exfoliate more often. Depending on the climate and your skin type, you may need to exfoliate more often in the spring and summer.

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Transition Adjust your skin care routine to reflect the seasonal changes that come with spring. A few changes necessitated by spring: Switch to a lighter moisturiser.

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Nicola Delglyn Osteomyologist Physical & Nutritional Therapy Part 1 of a 2 Part series - In this month’s edition, is all about lower back pain, next month will be all about sports injuries. Apart from advising people on exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyles, my time in clinic is used to help people recover from back pain (especially lower back pain) and soft tissue injuries caused by taking part in sport “sports injuries” or everyday activities like gardening, tripping over or a car accident. Accidents tend to be the most frequent cause of back pain that I see in clinic and can happen to anyone. Falling from a ladder whilst spring cleaning, twisting the waist whilst weeding the garden and sports activities that twist or compress the spine. Other causes can be due to aging, general health and lifestyle, however in each case, it is important to recognise how your pain started as it can help set you on the right road to recovery and help me to piece together what has happened to the different parts of the body. A little “fact-oid” for you - almost 31 million days of work were lost last year due to back, neck and muscle problems, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). So that’s a lot of people suffering, you’re not alone! I have suffered from lower back pain myself, so am fully aware of how debilitating, depressing and isolating it can be. However, the good news is that the majority of back pain will get better given time. With the right diagnosis, treatment and on going exercise

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Treatments to beat pain for programme you will see improvements and start to get on with life. The Back Apart from the spine (the bones in the back), the back is a mass of muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs and nerves and any one or a combination of them can get injured at any time. The muscles (and other soft tissues) act as a “workhorse and protector” of the spine, to prevent damage, stabilize our body and help alleviate pressures that the spine goes through on a daily basis. Did you know that when you lay flat on the back there is very little pressure exerted on the spine. As you stand upright, the pressure climbs three times and while you sit eating your breakfast or at your desk it rises four times. Forces affecting the lower back can rise five times as a medium weight box is lifted. So if we stand/sit or move, incorrectly, lift a weight that is too heavy, repeat an activity frequently, these numbers will rise even further, and the muscles will have to work incredibly hard to protect the spine from damage. Bearing this in mind, it is easy to see how back and neck pain can occur. Back Pain Back pain, is usually caused by straining and spraining your muscles/tendons/ligaments. This means they have stretched beyond normal range and they may either be torn or gone into spasm to protect you from further damage. Most of the stress is associated with bending, slouching, twisting and lifting movements (especially heavy objects) and usually occur in the lower back region. The middle back is very


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Physical & Nutritional Therapy adults, children & athletes difficult to injury as it doesn’t move too much and is built to keep us upright, that’s not to say that these injuries don’t occur, but they are less frequent. Lower back pain is especially common in people who have weak muscles and could be caused by a sedentary lifestyle. The symptoms of sprain and strain include sudden, sharp, burning and persistent pain at the injury site followed by swelling and it will be tender to touch. The pain can be so severe that you may be unable to move like you usually do and it can be quite scary. A spasm will usually affect your posture. Muscular spasm in the lower back can cause you to bend to one side to alleviate the pain. Rest assured that most back pain is caused by muscle/ligament/tendon damage and will get better, with the correct treatment, stretches and strengthening exercises. You should avoid using the injured muscles during this phase of acute pain and help them recover by actively resting, applying hot and/or cold packs, and possibly obtaining a gentle massage from an experienced therapist to help ease the spasms. In Clinic If you come into Clinic for lower back pain, the first thing I watch is how your body moves when you walk, sit and stand as it can give me an indication of what could be causing your back pain. I also check your upper body and lower body reflexes and strength, check your senses, your range of movement, areas of tenderness and any muscular contractions. These results together with your injury history will give me a good idea of what could be going on. In most cases, the body mechanics will be altered which indicates that the muscles are trying to stop you damaging yourself further and are compensating

for your poor movement. Your treatment may include a range of massage techniques, physical therapy, stretching and a rehabilitation/strengthening programme to help you recover as quickly as possible. If at any time I feel that your injury requires further investigation I will refer you to your doctor or specialist so we work together to help you on your road to recovery. Some guidelines to maintain proper body mechanics are: l Bend at your hips and knees instead of your waist if you are picking something lightweight as it may cause as much as 10 times the amount of unnecessary stress to the spine l Whilst standing, keep your feet flat on the floor about hip distance apart l Don’t lock your knees l Keep your shoulders down, chest out and back straight l Sit with your back straight and place extra support behind your lower back l Get up regularly and change positions if you have to sit for a long time l Stretch your neck and shoulders regularly

For further details on exercises and advice on seating positions and the correct way to lift objects, please visit my website www.delglynclinic. co.uk Please note: if you have persistent pain, your pain is getting worse, you experience loss of weight, have any numbness, altered bowel and bladder habits, have night sweats, or you experience pain that travels down from your lower back down your leg towards your foot – you should be seen by your doctor or specialist as soon as possible to assess your injury.

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Welcome to the 19th hole, a place for golf tips, reviews and everything golf related.

Welcome back to the 19th hole and the madness of the first major of the year. The Masters competition was certainly a great curtain raiser to the 2016 golf season, did you pick the winner? Congratulations to Masters Champion 2016 Danny Willett I can certainly say that I didn’t get anywhere near picking the winner this year, as you can see from the results of the players that I picked in last months 19th hole. Rickie Folwer – MC Bubba Watson – T37 Rory Mcilroy – T10 So May is here and the golf season has well and truly started and I hope that the work that you have been doing over the winter to improve is paying off. The month of May also gives us the British public our first chance to go and view some of the best players in the world in person. The BMW championship at Wentworth starts on the 26th May, if you have never been to this event then I would strongly recommend it as a great day out for anyone at an amazing golf course. May Golfing Dates MAY 5 - 8 Wells Fargo Championship – PGA Tour Trophée Hassan II – European Tour MAY 12 - 15 THE PLAYERS Championship – PGA Tour Asia Bank Mauritius Open – European Tour MAY 19 - 22 AT&T Byron Nelson – PGA Tour Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation – European Tour MAY 26 - 29 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational – PGA Tour BMW PGA Championship – European Tour 

Coaches Corner – Set Up for Success This month I am going to focus on the short game, its at this point of the season when maybe we are not all hitting top form straight away. However, the key to keeping any round on track is to put right any stray shot straight away. The key with any area of your golf game is not to overcomplicate it. This simple set up will allow you to have one position for a number of different short game shots. The points below allow you to hold a consistent positon for most short game shots, this will allow you focus on the shot you are trying to play and not on the technique. • Feet should be around a scorecard’s width apart – this allows you to limit the amount of speed and power going into these short game shots. • Alignment I like to see square to the target – for me staying square allows for some consistency between the long and short game shots. • Weight slightly favoring the front foot – in these short shots you wont have he time to transfer weight through the swing, so the placing of the weight before hand allows you to active a better impact position and strike. • Hands set up inline with the left leg (right handed golfer) – again this angle is put in at address to be returned to through impact helping achieve better strikes. • Ball position is centered to forward – this will help to make sure that the club doesn’t dig into surface through impact. Quote MHD for £5 off your first golf lesson with myself.

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May’s edition focuses on Sharon Phillips a patient, and LSS volunteer, of the Suffolk GP Federation Lymphoedema Service

“I developed Lymphoedema about a year after I had my mastectomy. I was raking garden stones and my arm swelled up badly, my GP referred me back to the WSH Breast Clinic, from there I was referred to the Lymphoedema Clinic. I had got very low both mentally and physically following my cancer treatment, then my arm developed Lymphoedema. I had to leave my job as I used to do a lot of lifting which I found I couldn’t do any more and my self esteem really plummeted. I attended Slimming World where a group of them were doing the London Moon Walk and I needed something to focus on. As it was a night time walk I thought it would be something I could do, as being out in the sun in the heat is a no-no for Lymphoedema sufferers, and also it was supporting breast cancer, so I joined and walked a half marathon. I felt so great afterwards I decided to do it again the next year but do a full marathon. I was over

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the moon to finish this, really felt I’d achieved something. 2016 will be my third full marathon and last year I raised nearly £1,000! Not only do I raise money but it helps keep me motivated when I get low due of the restrictions my arm causes me in my everyday life. The Moon Walk is fun and inspirational, doing it at night around London is fantastic, the sea of people walking in front and behind is a sight I’m in awe every year. We have great fun decorating the bras that we walk in and this year’s theme is Carnival” To sponsor Sharon go to: http://wtwalk. org/moonwalklondon2016/sharon-1 The Lymphoedema Clinic moved on the 1st April to Drovers House, 1 Hillside Business Park, Hillside Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP32 7EA. Spot the mistake? The Lymphoedema Awareness Day was so much fun it transported us right into 2106!! Further details about LSS and the Lymphoedema Service: Suffolk GP Federation CIC: 0845 2413313 (choose option 3) www.suffolkfed.org.uk click on Clinical Service tab British Lymphology Society website www.thebls.com


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A super slimmer is proving to be a winner at the losing game after shedding 4 Stone and 13lbs and being named Moreton Hall’s Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’ 2016. Laura Goodwin won the

title, which is awarded to the member of the Moreton Hall Saturday Slimming World group who has lost the most weight, and says her weight loss has changed her life: “I feel like a new woman since losing weight – in fact, I look so different that people who I haven’t seen for a while often can’t believe I’m the same person. For me though it’s the change on the inside that’s been the biggest – I’m happier, healthier and much more confident now.” The proud 28-year-old weighed 15 Stone and 8 lbs when she joined the Moreton Hall group, which is run by Kelly Cooper in January 2015 and has since dropped to 10 stone 9lbs.. Laura says: “Before I lost the weight I hid behind a big bubbly

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Slimming World group at Moreton Hall Community Centre,. She says: “Walking through those doors was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, I was embarrassed about my size and scared that I might be the biggest person there. I needn’t have worried though, everyone there was Laura’s weight was also so friendly especially my putting a huge strain on Consultant Kelly and I was so her health People who are relieved when I found out that severely overweight, with a BMI* above 30, are more likely my weight was confidential to suffer from health problems between me and her – I’d had visions of having to like coronary heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and cancer, tell everyone how much I weighed! and obesity is linked to a reduction in life expectancy “Since then I’ve made so of between seven and nine many friends at the group years. In Bury St Edmunds 65% per cent of people are so and I honestly don’t think I severely overweight that their could have done it without their support each week. health is already at risk. They helped me with recipes and tips and if I was ever After seeing a poster, Laura struggling they were always decided to join her local personality. I’d pretend it didn’t bother me that I was bigger than most other people, but that was far from the truth. I hated shopping for clothes and found playing with my daughter would leave me tired and out of breath.”


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he new financial year has started with a shake up to stamp duty for buy-to-let investors and people buying more then one property.

In November 2015, George Osborne, the chancellor, first announced that changes to the current stamp duty paid on second homes or buy-to-let properties would incur a 3% surcharge. This sent shock waves to buy-to-let investors, who rushed to buy properties before the implementation, on 1st April 2016. For landlords, estate agents and solicitors, the days and weeks leading up to the deadline have been some of the busiest in living memory, as parties rushed to complete property deals before the increase came into force. Currently, first time buyers pay no stamp duty on the first £125,000 of any transaction, then 2% on transactions between £125,000

and £250,000 and 5% from any transaction exceeding £250,000 and up to £500,000. The surcharge applies to anyone buying a buy-to-let property or an additional property with a value exceeding £40,000. The extra stamp duty can add thousands of pounds to a purchase which has put off some investors. For example, a property sold for £250,000, before 1 April would accrue £2,500 of stamp duty and from now on, that figure will increase to £10,000. If however you buy a second home and within 3 years sell your current home you may be entitled to a refund to the extra stamp duty you paid. The cost of the government’s new measures will fall heavily on buy-to-let investors, who choose this investment option to increase their pension pot or supplement their income. The new Stamp Duty surcharge stands to provide significant revenues for the treasury, capitalizing on the increased number of private landlords investing in a second property or expanding their property portfolio.

Landlords are facing a further squeeze under restrictions to mortgage tax relief, due to come into force next year, while 08/04/2016the 12:40 Bank of England has also announced that they aim to tighten restrictions around buy-to-let-lending. These changes will make lenders look into a landlord’s wider finances and not just consider the landlord’s rental income. According to the Association of Residential Letting Agents, nearly 40% of the letting agents predict that the supply of buy-to-let properties will fall from 1 April 2016, while many of the organisations’ members believing the cost will be passed onto tenants with an increase in rents. Whether you have a portfolio of buy-to-let properties, holiday homes or simply want to buy and sell a property please contact: Shazad Butt on 01284 755771 or email: shazad.butt@rudlings-wakelam.co.uk

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Iced Green Tea With Ginger and Mint INGREDIENTS 3 oz ginger, unpeeled and sliced Handful of mint leaves 6 green-tea bags 6 teaspoons of honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice

In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the ginger and 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the mint and tea bags. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid into a large pitcher or other container. Add the honey and lemon juice; stir. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes and more mint leaves.

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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

This chocolate cheesecake recipe has a lovely mint flavour to it. Beautiful garnished with fresh mint leaves. This requires a bit of time to chill overnight, but in all it is not a hard recipe and it’s well worth the wait! Ingredients: 250g chocolate biscuits 75g plain chocolate 3 tablespoons caster sugar 7 tablespoons butter 340g plain chocolate 900g cream cheese 350g caster sugar 4 eggs 125ml double cream 50g unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 350ml soured cream 4 tablespoons caster sugar 125ml double cream 1 tablespoon butter 170g plain chocolate

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Grind the chocolate biscuits and 75g of chocolate in a food processor; the crumbs should be small. Mix in 3 tablespoons of sugar. Melt 7 tablespoons of butter or margarine, and add it to the chocolate crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 23cm springform cake tin. Melt 340g of chocolate, and cool slightly. Blend in cream cheese, 350g sugar, eggs, 125ml cream, cocoa, vanilla and peppermint extract. Pour this over the biscuit base. Bake for 1 hour at 180 C / Gas 4. Cool overnight. In a small bowl, mix together the soured cream and 4 tablespoons sugar. Pour on top of cooled cheesecake. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4. Chill for 6 to 8 hours. To decorate the cheesecake make a chocolate icing: In a small saucepan, simmer 125ml cream and 1 tablespoon butter. Add to this the 170g of chocolate, and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Freeze until the mixture is piping consistency (stir occasionally). Using a pastry bag, pipe a lattice design on the top. Perfect cheesecake tips Don’t overbake: While it may look underdone, a cheesecake is actually done when the centre is still wobbly. Residual heat ‘carries over’ and the centre continues to cook once out of the oven. Remove the cheesecake from the oven to cool on a rack, or simply leave the oven door closed, turn off the heat and let the cheesecake cool undisturbed for at least 1 hour. This helps prevent the cheesecake from sinking in the centre. After chilling, the once-wobbly centre should firm up beautifully! Bake in a water bath: The most effective way to bake a cheesecake evenly without browning the top is to bake in a water bath. Since water evaporates at boiling point, the water bath will never get hotter than 100C, no matter the oven temperature. This means that the outer edge of your cheesecake won’t bake faster than the centre, which can cause it to sink and crack. Mixing matters: Make sure your cream cheese and eggs are at room temperature before mixing, or you’ll end up with lumps in your cheesecake. If you do end up with lumps in the batter, give it a quick spin in the food processor for silky smooth results. Don’t forget to chill: A cheesecake needs several hours to chill and set, making it a perfect make-ahead dessert.


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Cowslips produce a mass of flowers every Spring . The flowers of this primula veris are small and delicate unlike those of the big, blousy blooms of the cultivated primulas. The name cowslip is derived from the plant’s habit of growing in pastures among cowpats. Cowslips are native wildflowers and of course should bever be dug up in the wild. Instead buy from a local nursery or look for seed packets . Cowslip are agood nectar source for bees, butterflies and moths making them great plants to include in a wildlife friendly garden. Folklore tells that cowslips first grew from the ground where St Peter dropped his keys, a story reflected in the fact that they are also known as Herb Peter and Key of Heaven. The flowers have a sedative effect when used to make herbal infusions for treating anxiety, insomnia and headaches.

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What to do in your garden in May If you have been thinking of getting some new plants from the Garden Centre or off the market then now is the time to do this. May is a great time to plant shrubs and put in bedding plants in tubs and containers. Why not consider a trip to one of the many nurseries in and around Bury for something a little more special. Fed up of junk mail? If you have one of those shredding machines then shred your envelopes and paper and add to your compost heap.


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fragrance consider a choisya for scented flowers. • Check for nesting birds before clipping hedgesRegularly hoe • You can sow sweet williams, wall flowers, fox gloves, off weeds honesty and canterbury bells • Keep birdbaths topped up • Prune flowering currants and with water. forsythia after flowering • Control ivy before it takes • At the end of May you can over a fence or a tree in your plant out your stored dahlia garden tubers. If you lifted them last Autumn check the condition Lawn Maintenance and discard any that have • Re seed any bare patches on gone soft. Plant them at your lawn least 4-5 (10cm) inches • Edge the lawn to create a deep. At the same time put ‘gutter’ around the lawn edge in some supporting canes (this stops the lawn from for the taller varieties. growing into the border). • If you have space in a pot, • Remove perennial lawn weeds sow a few sweet peas. An such as daises by hand using a old variety with a strong pointed trowel scent is Painted Lady • This is a good time to tidy Flower Garden up your cordylines. The lower leaves often look a bit • Market stalls have plenty of brown after winter and these Clematis for sale and if you’re can be tugged away. tempted then it is a good time to plant them in your garden • May is a good month for dividing hostas • If you are looking for great

Vegetable and Fruit Garden • May is the month to plant out your salad crops. Use put of your back garden as a mini allotment and sow beetroot, runner beans, brussel sprouts, cauliflowers broccoli, fennel, kale peas, beans, swedes, radish, carrots and lettuce. • Plant onion sets • Harvest radishes and re sow • If you haven’t done so already prepare a trench for some runner beans. Dig a trench a spade wide and around 2 spades depth. Add into this any vegetable and grass cuttings before covering with soil. Erect your cane supports before planting your runner beans.

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‘The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud come over the sunlit arch, And wind comes off a frozen peak, And you’re two months back in the middle of March.” - Robert Frost

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As everyone is leaving Hardwick Middle this year we had the choice to buy a leavers hoodie. I bought one and I am super happy with it!! The only issue is that it is massive, it will fit me for years! Now that we have got them it means we can wear them to school until it closes. There were so many options of colours, styles and names! I struggled to choose! I eventually went for a Royal Blue on the outside and navy on the inside, on the back I put ‘Mol’. So if you see lots of multicoloured jumpers then they might be from my school! My friend Chloe, also got one that is purple and says her name on the back.

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Recently a new and awesome shop opened in the Arc, the new shop is called Smiggle. I spoke to the manager (who is really lovely), her name is Natalie. I asked her a couple of questions: Q1) How did it get the name smiggle? She said that it stands for when a smile meets a giggle which I thought was really cute! Q2) Are you linked with Tinc? Her answer was no, Smiggle started before Tinc and Blott, it was also first established in Australia! Q3) what’s the best thing about working at smiggle? Her favourite thing was seeing all the smiles on the children’s faces and seeing them happy. Q4) Is it tempting to buy everything?

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These trends will help you transition one season to the next Metallics

Typically spring is all about the colours. This year, we’re loving that metallics are on the the plunge on that silver midi skirt or gold blazer, an easy way to incorporate this tren your accessories — think shoes and handbags. Even a little bit of metallic will go a long

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It’s no shocker that pastels are hot for spring, but light pink hues in particular are popp keep the pink overload from becoming too girly, pair it with some tomboy-inspired pie Tres chic pink not your cup of tea? Baby blue is spreading like wildfire too! But pastels book— we don’t discriminate!

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This month we speak to advertiser Clare Stringer from Studio Dance Fitness Clare has been advertising her ‘alternative fitness solution’ in the directory for a while now. Clare is very passionate and knowledgeable about her business and it certainly shows when you talk to her. I went along to the studio in Risby to have a look around and find out a bit more about Clare – THE PERSON BEHIND THE AD!

How long has your business been going? I’ve been teaching for 8 years now. Initially, I did it on a part time basis alongside a full time job and I finally took the plunge and set up Studio Dance & Fitness as a Ltd Company in 2014.

What did you do prior to setting up your studio? I did a degree in Business Management and after I graduated I became a college lecturer. I then went into HR Management for a large retailer looking after multiple sites and regional recruitment.

What is the best part of your job? I really enjoy working with people. I have some brilliant clients that come to my classes; it’s just like one big family at the

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studio! It is really satisfying watching people achieve something new or do something that they never thought they would be able to do.

…and the worst? It can be exhausting – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE IT! Although the hours are long and, obviously, I am active all day. I don’t get much free time to spend with my partner...but he’s very patient and supports everything I’m building.

Tell me more about pole fitness… We pride ourselves on endorsing Pole Fitness rather than “pole dancing” – it is a work out after all! It works your entire body. There is no shimmying or shaking involved (unless you want to add that in yourself!), you wear gym clothing (although shorts are required to grip the pole!) It is all about fitness – Pole workouts can help burn fat, builds muscle, tones flab... all the while having a brilliant time! You don’t even realise you’re working out!!

And your other classes… There are lots of classes available. We are the only alternative fitness solution in the local area. We have a custom built aerial studio and are proud to be the only venue for 90 miles that houses Anti Gravity Yoga. We also have aerial hoops which are a fabulous acrobatic style class and, as of July this year, aerial silks! We have a few other fitness and conditioning classes if you don’t fancy taking your feet off the ground including ballet barre, stretch & flex, chair dance, FIT (cardio, HIIT, fat burn style class) and we even run a ‘twerkshop’ class! There are street dance classes for


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Studio Dance & Fitness Ltd not your average workout children and we are looking at running specific classes for mums looking to get back into shape with childcare available for their toddlers.

Can anyone take your classes or do you have to be quite fit?

Tell us something about yourself that not many people would know? I hate flying!! I know – it sounds nuts as I like going on holiday so much but I really have to psych myself up to get on the plane!

What is your favourite food

Literally ANYONE can come and join in. You work to your own ability level so nobody is made to do something that they are not able to. There is no prerequisite fitness level, no size, shape or gender restraints – we welcome everyone!

Hmmmm…I TRY and eat healthily for the majority of the time, especially as I’m very fond of my NutriBullet Blender... However... my absolute weakness is chocolate!! I just can’t say no to it!

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What, even me?? Yes, Cat!! You would lovedays it! Open

and Taster sessions at our NEW studio in January.

My degree and my business... I am so very proud of my business but I wouldn’t be where I am now without the hard work and dedication it took to complete my degree. It was my dream to work for myself and I worked hard and saved for a long time to be able to be able to finally give it a go on my own!

Fitne ss w ith a differ Private lessons e nce Kids Classes Are you from Suffolk?

Originally from Buckinghamshire and spent the first few years of my life there. We moved to Suffolk when I was 7 and it’s certainly my home now.

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If you could choose 1 famous person to have dinner with (dead or alive), who would it be and why?

Working for myself means I get very Richard Branson.... He’s been my idol for little time off during the week, so I like years. I’ve followed his brand and find to make sure I schedule time to get him a huge inspiration, having achieved away from normality...I really enjoy going so much from a little dream. I like how he away to nice places and travelling. I love operates and how he integrates his values going on holiday so I work as hard as I into many areas of his corporation. He’s can to make sure I can go. I don’t drink not afraid to push the boundaries of what and I spend all day dancing so going business “should” do. I admire that greatly. ‘out out’ doesn’t appeal to me the same way it does to a number of my friends! Where did you go to school? Although whenever I’m away, I willVisit our website to view our full timetable and new I grew up in the villages so I attended always look up local studios andrange try andof classes to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Thurston Community College fit in a cheeky training session during the holiday! Interviewed by Cat Dube

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Hospice Girls Night Out is back for its eighth year A charity is appealing for women to support its biggest annual fundraising event. St Nicholas Hospice Care is holding its Girls Night Out sponsored walk, in Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday 10 September. Since it started in 2009 the fundraising walk has raised more than £811,000 for the Hospice, a charity which supports people across West Suffolk and Thetford facing long-term or lifethreatening illnesses, and their loved ones. Last year 1,800 women registered for the moonlight walk, raising a record £190,000 for the charity. This year, the Hospice hopes 2,000 women will take part.

Jenny Baskett, Hospice Events and Challenges Fundraiser, said: “Girls Night Out has continually grown, with many walkers coming back year after year. Some see the Hospice as a worthy cause and want to help raise funds, while some have a strong personal connection to the Hospice and walk in memory of someone they have loved or lost. Whatever the reason, we are grateful to everyone who takes part.” Registration is open now, with an early sign-up offer of £10 per person valid until 31 May (£15 registration 1 June onwards). To register, pick up a form from the Hospice in Bury St Edmunds, any of the Hospice shops, or go to www.girlsnightoutwalk.co.uk

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We are 350

by Harriet Jones

It is only natural that history of anything or anyone is gradually lost and diluted over time. The reality is that it takes the current generation to care about the past in order to preserve the tales to be told in years to come. This year, the Jockey Club Racecourses are bringing the history of our sport into the forefront as 2016 marks the 350th anniversary year of racing in England as we know it today. The prestige of Newmarket as the headquarters of worldwide thoroughbred racing and breeding is nothing new, it has been known as the ‘home of racing’ since records began here. It was in 1666 that spring and autumn fixtures became annual events on what is now known as the ‘Rowley Mile’ racecourse. Although the fundamentals of horse racing have remained the same during these 350 years, it is incredible to take a step back and think about the modernization that has occurred. Trainers are now entering and declaring their runners down to the last minute on specialist online systems. It’s astonishing how 350 years ago, before any electricity, telephones or even railways it was possible to even begin to organize a race fixture. It makes you wonder what King James I, (the founder of racing in Newmarket) would think of the many Newmarket equine residents being transported by plane to Dubai for the winter! With each dawn on the Heath people come to admire the many riders and trainers going about their diligent routines. Whether they realize it or not, each one of them, along with everyone in the towns many racing offices, still have their part to play in the advancement of the ‘Sport of Kings’. The common continuation over the centauries for those passionate about our sport is the innate feeling of excitement in the potential of what our racehorses could go on to achieve- that unnamed yearling walking past in the same hoof prints as his ancestors may have the potential to become the next Hyperion, Eclipse or Frankel. However, it is the distractions of our fast paced

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lives nowadays that leave us little time to think about the foundations of our headquarters and the development of racing here throughout history. I was pleased to discover recently that there are still people in Newmarket exploring and incorporating the past here into their lives and using it for future chapters of Newmarket history. Of all of the many stables in the town, you wouldn’t think that a stable that was named in 2015 would carry such a historical name linking to an almost forgotten story. It is one of the newest trainers to join the ranks of Newmarket, German born Mrs. Ilka Gansera-Leveque who decided to look into the archives before naming her new stable. ‘Saint Wendreds’ is a stable half way along the Hamilton Road, and was originally the main yard of the stable ‘Seven Springs’ before being split into two last year. Renowned trainer Bill O’Gorman built ‘Seven Springs’ in 1990 as his new base. As well as constructing his new yard, and training over 200 runners with a 25% strike rate that year, he too managed to find time to do the research into providing his new yard a purposeful name. ‘Seven Springs’ was named after the seven springs of Newmarket and Exning, thought to have existed long before people ever settled in Newmarket. What remains of the springs now lies in the woodland behind Hamilton Stables, occupied by trainer Michael Wigham. When moving into her new premises, Ilka was intent on seeking out a similarly unique, thoughtful and most importantly meaningful name for the ex ‘Seven Springs’ property. The most central of the ancient seven springs had a little more symbolism to the town than the others and was named in honor of the 7th centaury princess and nun ‘Saint Wendreda’. The water from Saint Wendreda’s well was used by the saint for its healing properties. Legend has it that Saint Wendreda was capable of performing miracles using the holy water by using it to heal both people and animals long before Newmarket was ever synonymous with horses and racing.

Over time, the importance of Saint Wendreda’s well with horse racing grew, archives show that some jockeys would take their horses there before an important race, not just for a drink of water to hydrate them, but also because of its religious association to luck and healing. As a practicing vet as well as a racehorse trainer, maybe it was fate that Ilka, a little known but incredibly passionate trainer came to train in the central courtyard of stables in the ‘Seven Springs’ yard. Inspired by this, Ilka has named her stable ‘Saint Wendreds’ as an abbreviation of the name of the lady saint whose story has nearly been forgotten to time. With different trainers coming and going every season it is hard to keep up with all of the different names and faces, but with the symbolic titles of ‘Seven Springs’ and ‘Saint Wendreds’, these two stables will hopefully remain with their thoughtfully given names to carry on the legend for years to come. This year brings a new chapter to racing in Newmarket and to the town centre as a whole; ‘Palace House Stables’, part of the original stables to the royal Palace House is being restored and modernized as part of a £16 million redevelopment project to become a National Heritage Centre for horse racing and sporting art. Whilst we now have a whole world of ‘virtual’ horse racing and online gambling to contend with, the pastime of a day at the races and a fascination with perfecting the thoroughbred racehorse as an athlete is something that will continue to captivate people from royalty to working class families for many more generations. When racing returns to Newmarket for the Craven meeting this April, think about how far this small town and our sport has come, let’s raise a glass for the first 350 years, and here’s to another great 350! To celebrate 350 years of horse racing in Newmarket, The Jockey Club has created a new website including an interactive online timeline narrating the history from the very first settlers in Newmarket right up to the present day, visit it at www.weare350.co.uk


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England at Bury St Edmunds RUFC for Greene King IPA Sevens The Ireland national 7s team has signed up to compete in this year’s Greene King IPA Rugby Sevens tournament, pitting them head to head against the confirmed England squad. The IRFU (Ireland) are now investing in a full Rugby 7s development programme with qualification for the 2020 Olympics as a specific target, and they see competitions like Greene King IPA 7s as a vital part of that journey. The tournament, seen as one of the premier UK 7s tournaments will take place at Bury St Edmunds RFC on Sunday 8th May 2016 and is widely expected to be one of key competitions for this summer’s Olympics GB team selectors. Now it its 8th year, the tournament will once again operate three concurrent competitions; an Elite men’s tournament, an Open competition for the top amateur sides, and a Women’s tournament. Elite teams confirmed to date are: Apache Northampton Saints Esher Newcastle Wailers England 7s Samurai International Barracudas Rambling Jesters Ireland 7s Worcester Oxfam Crusaders Teams competing in the Open men’s line up are Bury St Edmunds Barbarians, including many of Bury’s current N2 1XV squad, Bulldogs, Culford School, Royal Navy, Gandolf Saxons, Turf Cutters, Stunts, Essex University and Apache Braves, whilst Bury St Edmunds, Harwich, Woodbridge, FRN and Essex University make up the women’s tournament so far. Last year’s winners Northampton Saints, who are being coached by former England full back Dusty Hare, will be returning to defend their title for the third successive year and battle for a slice of the £7000 prize money, presented to

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them by this year’s sporting celebrity guest. Previous guests have included England players Chris Ashton, James Haskell, David Strettle, Courtney Lawes, Dylan Hartley and last year Billy Vunipola. The family friendly day, sponsored by Greene King IPA, will once again be packed with activities and games for children, food and drink stalls including a hog roast, barbeque a beer festival and merchandise stalls. As is traditional for 7s rugby fancy dress theme applies and spectators are encouraged to dress up to win prizes. “2016 Greene King IPA Sevens is set to be even more impressive than in previous years with two national squads already confirmed to play and heightened excitement for the sport ahead of its debut in the Rio Olympics this summer. Once again spectators will have the chance to meet a surprise rugby hero, just as they did last year when England and Saracens player Billy Vunipola joined us”, said Michael Robinson, Bury St Edmunds RUFC’s Club Chairman. “We have a phenomenal line up of teams and top talent taking part, some of whom will be playing for their places in the GB squad to go to the Olympics in August. Sevens Rugby is fast and exhilarating to watch, making it a superb spectator sport, and we look forward to welcoming many thousands of sports fans once again this year.” Gates open from 9.30am with tickets available on entry or in advance with early bird discounted tickets via the clubs website www. bserufc.co.uk. Gate prices are £15 per adult, £5 for U16s and free for Under 5s. For the latest information on this event visit www.bserufc.co.uk or follow the Greene King IPA7s Facebook page or twitter account @ GKIPA7s.


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WE ARE YOUR LOCAL CHURCH BASED IN SOUTHGATE CENTRE SERVING OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY. DO COME AND JOIN US ONE SUNDAY AND FOR ONE OF OUR MANY MID-WEEK ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES. CHILDREN ARE PARTICULARLY WELCOME TO OUR SUNDAY CLUB WHICH MEETS BETWEEN 10.15am AND 11.45am. Were you one of the many millions of people who got hooked by BBC TV’s spy thriller The Night Manager? Hotel worker, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by secret service officer Angela Burr (the flawless Olivia Colman). She sends him undercover into the gilded empire of ‘the worst man in the world’, arms dealer Richard Roper (an utterly convincing Hugh Laurie). As Pine juggles multiple identities, and becomes entangled with Roper’s girlfriend, how long will it be before Roper works out what’s going on? The show offers sumptuous production design, impressive acting, and impeccable sense of pace. In the opening credits in 45 seconds of ingenuity, the worlds of luxury and violence intertwine as a tea set becomes gun barrels and missiles transform into a pearl necklace. Patrick Clair, who worked on the titles, said: ‘Hopefully it’s seductive, but also a bit sickening.’ This is the power of The Night Manager. It displays appalling violence and cruelty, hidden by a mesmerising layer of sharp suits, champagne and satin sheets. Pine knows that the results of Roper’s dealings are pure evil – epitomised by the use of

Sarin gas, killing and maiming children at a school sports day. But this seems somewhat remote when sipping cocktails at a sun-drenched villa in Mallorca. Pine is repulsed and seduced by Roper’s world in equal measure, and he causes us to feel the same. Roper explains that his behaviour is an inevitable response to living in a fallen world. The first step is ‘realising that it’s all rotten’. The second, ‘realising how to celebrate that rottenness – now that’s freedom’. As a king in a broken kingdom, he is ‘free to think, free to work, free to climb a mountain or lie in bed all day eating peppermint creams’. But despite everything it gains him, it seems a shallow freedom when it leads to a life of hatred, and blinds him to the ‘human hand grenade’ about to blow up in his face.

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How much more shallow it seems when compared to the freedom we at Southgate Church were celebrating on Easter Sunday, the day on which the show’s finale aired. This is a freedom rooted in truth, expressed in the humble service of others and protected by a love that conquered the grave. The Easter story gives us a choice. We can approach life looking for disappointment, fear and despair. Or we look for Resurrection and find not just an empty tomb, but encounter the living Christ. He continues to meet people in their daily lives bringing new hope, healing and wholeness, and the assurance of his presence through the darkest of times.

whats on in MAY

SUNDAY 1st MAY 10.30am TOGETHER ON SUNDAY SERVICE for all the family 6.30pm Breaking of Bread Service SUNDAY 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th MAY 10.30am Morning Worship Services & Sunday Club (10.15am) for children of all ages

Holy Communion Service

every Thursday morning, 9.15 to 9.45am in the Church Centre

SUNDAY 8th MAY 5.15pm Café Theology indepth Bible discussion with refreshments

This is the week we love every neighbour

THURSDAY 5th & 19th MAY 2.30pm Friendship Club for older people

Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves, and not just the ones next door or at the end of the street.

THURSDAY 12th MAY 7.45pm Thursday (Ladies) Club all welcome

Christian Aid Week – 15 - 21 May - unites over 20,000 churches to put this love in to action. Southgate will be delivering an envelope to your house and then visiting to collect. This year the focus is on Bangladesh. Please give generously.

every Monday Morning in Church Centre. Free Coffee, Tea, Cake and chat

CoffeeStop 10am to 12noon

We have mid-week groups for children of all ages.

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IN MAY

PINOCCHIO (dance)

Monday 9th - Tuesday 10th May

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we tell the tale of a wooden puppet carved from pine but with only one wish, the become a real boy.

Follow Pinocchio, the cheeky marionette puppet with an unruly nose, on his epic quest as he overcomes obstacles, faces consequences and even ends up in the belly of a whale, proving that dreams really do come true. Pinocchio, joined with iconic characters such as Gepetto, The Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket, will take you on a heartfelt journey of discovery. Set to a stunning classical score, this original production will delight ballet audiences and families alike and promises to carve a new love for Pinocchio through the magic of classical dance. Book Online.

THE ALL-STAR STAND-UP TOUR 2016 (comedy) Sunday 1th May Presenting four heavyweight comics in the biggest comedy tour of the year. Featuring double Sony Award winner and star of Mock The Week, Gary Delaney, top comedy trickster and star of BBC1s The Magicians, Peter Firman, Kiwi compere, Jarred Christmas and unbeaten legend, Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captain and one of Channel 4s 100 greatest stand ups in the world, Sean Hughes. Book online.

A SWINGING AFFAIR (Claire Martin OBE & Ray Gelato (music) Saturday 21st MAY Friends for 30 years, multi award-winning vocalist, Claire Martin OBE and legendary saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato have combined their love of all things swing and joined forces for their first show together, A Swinging Affair. These much celebrated and respected musicians share the stage with a world-class trio led by renowned-pianist Dave Newton to explore the Great American Songbook including classics such as Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, They All Laughed and Can’t We Be Friends. Book Online. www.theatreroyal.org

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NATHAN CARTER & HIS BAND (music) Wednesday 25th May Stayin’ Up All Night Tour Irish music sensation Nathan Carter makes his first visit to Bury St Edmunds with his band as part of his ‘Stayin’ Up All Night’ tour. The hottest property on the Irish music scene, Nathan has brought a whole new generation of fans of all ages to country music in Ireland. Since 2009 he has captivated audiences all over Ireland, the UK and beyond, performing with his band to over 400,000 people in the past year alone. Nathan’s sixth album, ‘Beautiful Life’, is out now. Tickets: £25. Starts 8pm Book Online.

DIXIE STROLLERS (music) Friday 27th May This Dixie/New Orleans seven-piece jazz band is made up of some great young musicians recently graduated from the London music conservatories. The members of the band have played in all of the major London jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, and the 606 Jazz Club, as well as at the London Jazz Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. Influenced by Alex Welch, Kid Ory, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong, the Dixie Strollers got the joint a jumpin’ last year and we’re looking forward to more of the same this year! To find the Dixie Strollers on Facebook, click here, or to follow them on Twitter, click here Tickets: £8. Starts 1pm Book Online.

THREE LITTLE PIGS (children’s entertainment) Saturday 28th May Telling the story of the Three Little Pigs and introducing the instruments as they go along, this concert by the Galliard Ensemble (former BBC New Generation Artists and one of Britain’s leading chamber groups) will culminate in Paul Patterson’s popular musical setting of Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs, adapted by the composer for wind quintet. With plenty of participation, the ensemble promises bags of fun as they help to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth. This event is recommended for children aged between 5 and 10 (and their families)! Tickets: £7.50 Adults & £5.50 Children. Starts 11am. Book Online

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EYE IN THE SKY Director Gavin Hood

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Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen Helen Mirren stars in a gripping suspense thriller exploring the morality of modern warfare. For years, Operation Cobra has been tracking the movements of a radicalised British woman who joined the Somali terrorist group AlShabab in Kenya. Now she’s finally in their sights. In a London Cabinet Office briefing room, officials join Lieutenant General Frank Benson (Alan Rickman) to remotely observe her capture. But everything changes when commanding officer Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) learns that an imminent suicide bombing is being planned in the target’s house. The ‘capture’ mission promptly becomes a ‘kill’ one. But then a US drone pilot (Aaron Paul) spots a little girl in the kill zone. Is she acceptable collateral damage? Helen Mirren is on mesmerising form in Rendition director Gavin Hood’s tense and highly relevant drama exploring the ethics of remote warfare. It also features the late Alan Rickman’s final live-action screen performance. The entire movie is shot as if it were a first-person-shooter game, making it one of the most immersive films ever made. You’ve never seen anything like Hardcore Henry.

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BASTILLE DAY Director James Watkins

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Starring Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Eriq Ebouaney, Jose Garcia Idris Elba races against time to track down terrorists in this palmmoistening action thriller. US operative Sean Briar (Idris Elba) is transferred from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria to the heavily fortified CIA station in Paris. This misfit real-world warrior now finds himself struggling to adjust to a deskbound role in the fight against cyber-terrorism. But then young American Michael Mason (Richard Madden) becomes the prime suspect in a terrorist bomb attack. Briar is determined to track him down before the French authorities can. He soon becomes convinced that Mason is not responsible, but may be the only link to the real perpetrator. Golden Globe-winning Luther star Idris Elba swaps the streets of London for the boulevards of Paris for this edge-of-seat action movie from James Watkins, British director of Eden Lake and The Woman in Black. The excellent supporting cast includes Charlotte Le Bon and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.

GREEN ROOM Director Jeremy Saulnier

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Starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Joe Cole, Macon Blair, Mark Webber A rock band’s backwoods show turns ugly in this suspenseful, thrilling and darkly funny horror movie. Punk rock band the Ain’t Rights are on a gruelling tour of US dives. Hungry and running out of cash, they’re on the verge of calling it quits when their booker offers them a roadhouse show off the beaten track in Oregon. They’re suitably alarmed to find the venue teeming with malevolent skinheads. The band just about survive their show, but things get even worse when they stumble across a murder backstage. Suspecting that they won’t make it out alive, they barricade themselves in with a young audience member (Imogen Poots) who also fears for her life. Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier’s imaginative, bloodsoaked and darkly comic horrorthriller has already acquired welldeserved cult status. Anton Yelchin is on fine form as the Ain’t Rights’ idealistic bass player, while X-Men star Patrick Stewart is absolutely terrifying as the skinhead gang leader.

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SOUTHGATE Community Our busy year continues. By the time you read this, we will have had our third Community Fun Day. We trust that you all had a splendid time on Bank Holiday Monday. We are now planning the Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Sunday 12 June. A working party of volunteer decorators has breezed through the Centre in April to apply several licks of paint to make the building spick and span. Thank you to all those who gave up their time. Come along and be part of all the exciting things happening at your Centre.

QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY STREET PARTY

We are planning a street party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday on Sunday 12 June starting at 12 noon. It will be held on the green area outside the Community Centre and School and stretch up Caie Walk. There will be a live band, drinks and a cake. Bring your own sandwiches. Southgate Church will be having a special celebratory service at 1030 am in the Main Hall, followed by coffee and doughnuts. There will be more details in the June edition of the Directory.

BINGO Eyes down on Friday 13th May and Friday 10th June, starting at 7 pm. Sally looks forward to seeing you for a great evening!

HALL HIRE Rooms in the Centre are available for hire on a regular or one off basis, for parties, weddings, meetings, seminars, etc. For more information and prices, please contact Jackie Tooley

Bury St Edmunds Organ & Keyboard Club The Bury St Edmunds Organ and Keyboard Club has been running for over 30 years and meets at the Community Centre on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Doors are open at 7.00 and concerts commence at 7.30 with a break for refreshments and raffle ending around 10.00 pm. Entrance on the door is £6. Modern organs and keyboards are able to emulate all instruments of the orchestra and more. In the hands of a professional player they can reproduce many genres of music from classical, pop, show-tunes, film themes, big band, jazz and brass. You do not need to be a player - if you appreciate hearing good music played well you will thoroughly enjoy an evening at the club. New visitors of any age welcome. Contact Margaret on 01638 751739.

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motoring

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