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LOCAL NEWS

JUNE 2019 | 15


HEALTH & BEAUTY

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Any type of traumatic injury, such as a fall, can cause capillaries (small blood vessels) near your skin’s surface to break and leak red blood cells. This causes the reddish-purple or “black and blue” appearance of bruises on your skin. Technically known as contusions, bruises may result from virtually any injury to blood vessels in your skin. As your body begins to heal, and metabolises the blood cells, the bruise will typically fade to a green, yellow or brown colour before disappearing entirely. It’s virtually inevitable that you’ll get a bruise once in a while, but if you have bruises appearing often and can’t figure out why, there could be an underlying reason. You may have simply bumped your arm or leg and forgotten, or it could be something else entirely. 32 | JUNE 2019

What Causes Easy Bruising? There are many reasons why you become more prone to bruising, with old age, genetics, having pale skin, increased strain during exercise and sun damage being some of the most common. Some diseases

may make you more prone to easy bruising too so if in doubt, it’s worth getting checked by a doctor. Taking medications like aspirin, anti-platelet agents or anticoagulant medications could make you prone to bruising as well.


HOME + LIFESTYLE

THE RUNNING MAN BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD

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was running the Boston marathon. Okay, so it was Boston in Lincolnshire… but I couldn’t justify the carbon footprint of a flight to Massachusetts. Anyway, the UK race was as flat as a pancake and had great pb potential, so I was excited. Training started in earnest in early December, some 5 months before race day. I had invested 1000’s of tough miles and 100’s hours of precious time. It’s no surprise that my nerves were showing as I shuffled about on the market place start line in Boston town centre, that cool Sunday morning. My race strategy was instilled in my mind – months in the planning. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, now I simply had to execute it. Fast fwd 20+ miles to the business end of the race. I had flash backs to monstrous treadmill sessions, tough long runs, dog attacks and my winter cross country racing. The end was coming and I was damn sure I wasn’t going 68 | JUNE 2019

to cave in now. Think of the rewards, think of the postrace calories, think of the facebook status! Essentially, think of anything to take the mind off the pain and almost overwhelming urge to stop. Finally some company, as a fellow runner pulls alongside. We exchange grimaces and silently share a bottle of water as we run past the final water station. No words are needed. We are both facing our inner demons, racing the clock, not each other. Unexpectedly we find ourselves passing 2 broken men. Walking or perhaps crawling the last 2 miles. They had pushed themselves beyond their limits. Such is the nature of this brutal distance. A stark reminder that the line between personal records and complete implosion are impossibly close. As with any marathon the last mile is agony. My legs filled with Lead and form

that of a drunk spider monkey. Re-entering the town centre we last saw over 2hrs ago, the modest but enthusiastic crowds urge me on. I high five a couple of youngsters on the way through, or maybe I slapped them in the face?! It’s all a bit of a blur if I’m honest. I cross the line and collapse onto the metal barrier a few feet away. The elderly lady who was handing out the finisher’s medals checks on me. I hold onto her and sob with joy/relief/pain. I am physically and emotionally utterly wrecked. She spoke some kind motherly words to me and let me cry some more. “It’s ok dear. You take as long as you like…”. I have no idea who she was, but I will remember that moment for the rest of my life. For the record, I finished with a pb by several minutes (2hr 47min). I gave it everything I had, which is all you can do isn’t it… until next time at least.


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Abbey Gardens improvements to offer more to visitors The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds will be improved with a new information point and plant sales area to offer even more of an attraction to visitors. The Abbey Gardens, part of the former Abbey of St Edmund founded 999 years ago, attracts more than 1.2 million visits per year with the footfall recorded at its entrances. One of the big attractions of the Abbey Gardens is the floral displays looked after by the West Suffolk Council Parks Team and a team of volunteers. People are also interested in the history of the Abbey and finding out more information about the area. The aviary also continues to be popular and while it will remain, part of it which has stood empty for more than five years, is to be demolished over the next few weeks. That will make space for the installation of the new visitor information point and plant sales area. While plants have been sold in the gardens for many years, a lack of space in the rangers hut by the bowls green has meant that they have had to be moved in and out of the building at the beginning and end of each day. The new modular building, which will have a sedum roof, will overcome this and allow the plants to be displayed much better. The new facility will be operated by the Parks Team, and will replace the rangers hut which is no longer fit for 76 | JUNE 2019

purpose. A decision on the future use of the old rangers hut has not yet been made. The existing kiosk, known as The Garden Café, sells ice cream, lollies and drinks and is expected to stay open throughout the construction work which it is hoped will be completed by early in the school summer holidays. A spokesman for the West Suffolk Council said: “The Abbey Gardens and the wider historic fabric and heritage of the Abbey of St Edmund continues to be a popular attraction for local residents and visitors alike. “We recognise that people visit the gardens for leisure activities as well as to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and that is why we are continuing to invest in its facilities as well as building new tennis courts on the site of the former Eastgate Nurseries on the other side of the river. “West Suffolk Council is a member of the Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership, set up to help people better understand the life and times of St Edmund and the Medieval Abbey and to ensure its conservation for future generations to enjoy. Further improvements will be made in the area as the work of the Heritage Partnership progresses including a series of community celebrations next year to mark 1000 years since the foundation of the Abbey.”


CONTACT NUMBERS

Directory health

& beauty

Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 PT Joe Personal Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07917 714557 Rachels Mobile Hairdressing. . . . . . . . . . 01359 233371 Bury Osteopaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769153 Slimming World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly 01842 824980 Best Foot Forward Chiropodists. . . . 01284 753563 Self Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769090 Nick Howsam Chiropodist. . . . . . . . . . . . 07717 124907

dance

& fitness classes

Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 The Flight Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.theflightlab.co.uk

print

& design

Amplify Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092

motoring Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864

garden

& landscape

Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Paul’s Garden Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723625 Chedburgh Plant Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 771855

building

& maintenance

Frames Conservatories Direct. . . . . 01284 799586 MAS Building & Maintenance. . . . . . . 07595 426757 Windows, Doors & Conservatory Advisory Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615653 Window & Door Repair Centre. . . . . . 01284 615653 The Naked Builder Carpentry & Building . . . . 01284 811111 Higham Forge & Fabrications . . . . . . . 01284 810810 Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554 Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01842 763165 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07494 869756 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395

Granite Transformations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01473 851360 Decorating & Fencing by D. Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615345 or 07930 976824 Richard Dilley Architecture . . . . . . . . . 01284 330248 Target Carpet Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07900 833190 AJ Joinery Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 828184 The Lock Guys. . . 01284 220180 or 07761 800465 Garolla Roller Shutter Doors. . . . . . . . . 01284 220061

home furnishings Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Garland Street Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765942 Glasswells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752804

estate

& letting agents

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444 Move It Removals & Storage. . . . . . . . . 01284 339799

business services Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 The Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769841 Whiting Partners Accountants . . . . . . . 01284 752313 Gross & Co Solicitors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763333

food

& drink

Hubbards Butchers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 706583 Bury Whole Foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 645456 Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Thomas Ridley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270536 Lotties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07583 609271 Ravenwood Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270345

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Bury Town Football Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799466


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