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neat festival is back with a bang this May with 9 days of amazing events taking place across the whole city. Celebrating Nottingham and Europe, there is fantastic entertainment from our city and all corners of the continent. With exciting live theatre, music and dance there’s something for’ll be spoilt for choice!

This summer you don’t have to go to Edinburgh to enjoy world class theatre, dance and art - neat festival is bringing it right to your doorstep. Plus, with tons of free activities and tickets starting from as little as £3.50, it is a fun affordable festival that everyone can enjoy!


Families will find lots to do over half term too, with a weekend of fun at Lakeside Arts Centre and Highfields Park. Expect wacky performers, BMX stunts, circus shows and free interactive activities for the kids.

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Honouring the centenary of WWI, a new show at Nottingham Playhouse called “Bolero” brings together the stories of Torvill & Dean’s gold-medal performance, the music that inspired it and the explosive events that began the war. Other shows on this theme include the tale of a soldier from the Sherwood Forresters regiment and a youth production of All Quiet on the Western Front.

Dear Readers Welcome to our Spring edition... lighter nights, milder weather and tons of Easter chocolate..what’s not to like! Here at NG HQ we are always looking for ways to improve the mags. If you have any ideas or suggestions we would love to hear from you. If we decide to use your idea you get £25 - we can’t say fairer than that. Contact us by email: uk or call us on 0115 926 9777. Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Francine

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The Dover Beck Flower Club Burton Joyce Village Hall 7.30pm - £5 for visitors - All welcome

Thurs April 17th - “Something a bit Willow” - Rachel Poole Thurs May 15th - “Nature’s Magic” - Tom Hodge (nat dem) For more information and tickets please call 0115

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May 8 - Floral Workshop May 22 - “The Language of Flowers” dem by Ann Gater, Nantwich

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COUNTY SHOWS County shows are a celebration of British farming and the countryside. These events are packed with interest, for the whole family. Thousands of visitors, from those ‘just down the road’, to foreign tourists, perhaps holidaying in the UK, enjoy our county shows – very much so. With hundreds of trade stands, a county show is a fantastic day out. The Nottinghamshire County Show is held at Newark Showground, with show jumping, horse competitions, livestock, events for dogs, plus other animals and pets. The magnificent Grand Parade shows off the prize-winning animals from the dairy and beef cattle, plus the sheep classes. The dog agility is always great fun. The superb displays of flowers and plants will interest many, too. Some of the attractions and displays vary each year, so visiting the website will give all the information required and make planning a great day out, most worthwhile. This year’s event is Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May, 2014.

provides a fun-filled, action-packed day out for all the family. Spread over two days, the show attracts many thousands of visitors, each time. This venue has a purpose-built events' centre, with interlinked exhibition halls, meeting rooms and suites, all having the very latest technology. This year's event is Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 June, 2014. www. The Derbyshire County Show is held at Elvaston Showground. A great number of events involve horses and all types of cattle, plus other animals. The Most Elegantly Turned Out Horse and Carriage, and the Ladies’ Hunter Side Saddle events are really wonderful sights to see. The vintage tractors, cars, engines and motorcycles, hold much interest. With dog shows attracting a lot of interest too, plus other animals and the feathered section, there really is something for everyone. This year’s event is Sunday 22 June, 2014.

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The Nottingham Centre’s winter programme of talks continues until the AGM on April 24th. April 10th at 2.15pm: Alan Tyler April 24th at 7.30pm: AGM followed by The Nottingham Centre Year 2013 During the summer months a variety of excursions and holidays are arranged. Activities for the summer of 2014 are as follows:

12th/13th April at Cotgrave Miners Welfare, Woodview, Cotgrave, NG12 3PJ Sat 10.30am – 5.30pm Sun 10.30am – 5.00pm Free Car Park, Disabled Access. Adults £6, Conc £5, u16 £2, family (2 adults, 2 children) £12 Model Railways, Traders, Demonstrations, Refreshments Regular buses from Nottingham.

For more info contact: Graham Dean, 01949 877 779


Outings and Holidays Wednesday 16th April – An excursion has been arranged to the Macclesfield Silk Museums. Monday 12th May – Ironbridge Gauge Museums. Tuesday 10th June – Alford, and Gunby Hall, Lincs. Friday 18th July – Wrest Park, Beds. Thursday 21st August – The Bronte Museum, Yorkshire. Wednesday 24th September – Hampton Court Palace. HOLIDAYS Bonnie Scotland, 1st - 6th June 2014 Norfolk, 2nd – 4th October 2014 All meetings take place at the Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Admission is £2 for members, £3 for visitors, who are always warmly welcomed. To join costs £6 for one, £10 for two, but you must be a member of National Trust to join the Nottingham Centre and you must be a member of the Centre to go on the excursions, which are very popular. For more information contact Mrs.Heather Brooks, tel. 0115 9436272 or visit the Centre website:

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Good Friday: April 18th 2014 at Bottesford Parish Church All welcome - £5 to sing, donations on door from audience. Rehearsal 5pm, charity performance at 7.30pm. Singers please book your place by contacting Kate on 01949 843386 or . Music provided if required – please state. Money raised will go to the Tearfund Syria Crisis Appeal.

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Once again the Cranmer Company of Singers and Musical Director Deborah Davies are hosting a “Come & Sing”. Last year this event, where the organisers freely give their time and talents for the cause, raised a record £762 for Tabora Village. Let’s see if the ever popular Mozart Requiem can exceed that for the work of Tearfund who are providing food, shelter, clothing, stoves and hygiene goods in Syria. One story of the composition of this Requiem is known from the film/play Amadeus. Whatever the myths or truth it is generally considered sublime: Classic FM holds the “Lacrimosa” as the mournful highlight but come and re-discover your own passion for this music this Good Friday. Organ accompaniment will be in the hands of Philip Robinson. Singers – if you wish, bring a picnic supper to have in the Church Hall between rehearsal and performance – everyone usually has a good chat. Sober dress please – Men: suits & tie, Ladies: sober Sunday best. Do please Come .... and ....Sing, or Come & Listen, you will be made very welcome and we’d love to see you there. Please contact Deborah on 01949 851030 or if you are interested in joining our choir in 2014.

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Community Diary

If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Bingham RUFC - we currently run 2 rugby teams 1st XV & a 2nd development XV. Training is on Tues at 7pm at Brendon Grove, Bingham. Matches are played Saturdays (Sept - April). New players always welcome. Enquires call Lee Fretwell: 07810 756878. To hire the club for events call John Perry on 01949 875231. or find us on facebook & twitter.

East Bridgford W.I - meet on 2nd Tuesday every month at 7.30pm in the East Bridgford W.I hut. For more information call Jenny on 01949 20246

Dover Beck Flower Club - meet at Burton Joyce village hall on Thursdays monthly at 7.30pm. Visitors £5. All welcome. April 17th “Something a bit Willow”, Thurs 15th May “Natures Magic”.

Vale of Belvoir Probus Club - meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday monthly at 10.15am at the The Haven in the Vale. For more

information call David French on 01949 875466.

Bingham Model Railway Club - meet Tuesdays from 10.30 and Thursdays from 7.30pm. BMRC builds model railways

in scales of N & 00. Newbies need an interest in railways but the skills of railway modelling can be learned on the job! Contact Graham: 01949 877779 or for more info. Own clubrooms 24/7.

Bingham Local History Society - meet every 3rd Thursday from September to May at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Bingham. From May to August we arrange visits to places of interest. For more info call Jennifer Handfield on 01949 837008.

Bingham W.I - meet 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm in the W.I Hall, Station Street, Bingham. For more information call Jane on 01949 876571

Royal British Legion, Bingham Branch - meet 3rd Tuesday of the month (excl Aug) at 7.30pm at the Bingham Bowling Club. For more information call Maurice on 01949 875613. BLCAC - is a friendly target archery club with members shooting all bow types. We have close links with Toot Hill, other schools and local groups. Contact us at Bingham University of the Third Age (U3A) - meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Bingham Methodist Hall at 2pm. April 16th - talk by Andrew Whitelee “Secret Lives of Garden Wildlife”. May - talk by David Leggett “HSI - The Channel Tunnel”.In addition there are also over 20 interest groups. Further information on joining contact Pat Selby 01949 877874

Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics,

North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Judith on 0115 953 1695.

Bingham Butter Cross Art Group - a proactive group who meet every Monday 9.30-11.30am in the Church House room. A non-profit group of mainly retired amateur artists who enjoy all forms of art. We display annually at various events. Our tutor is Peter Millward. For more info call 01949 838365 or Bingham Folk Club - meets at 8.30pm on Friday nights at the Town Pavilion also known as Bingham Rugby Club.

Programme and entry price varies and can be found on the town notice board and Bingham Library. We also have a web site and facebook page. For more info contact Chris Trivett on 01949 875685.

Bingham Art Club - meets on Thursday afternoons at 2pm in the W.I hut from September to May. During the summer

we meet on Thursday mornings at a pre-arranged venue. We do not have set tuition but help each other and have well known local tutors as members. For more info contact Chris Trivett on 01949 875685.

Woodcarving Club - Tuesdays 7 - 9pm at Sherbrook Scout Camp, Mansfield Lane, Calverton (Sept to mid-June). Small friendly group, beginners very welcome. Contact Alan: 01949 837682 Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities and help in your local community, nationally and internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 1.30pm for 2pm-3.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. Age UK Notts Membership - over 40 social activities a month in and around Nottingham -

everything from coffee mornings to table tennis! Call 0115 841 4473 for more information.

Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 9pm at the Horse & Groom (8 cask ales, sandwiches, friendly atmosphere), Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info.


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With a generous grant from The Big Lottery, we have covered most of the County with our 2014 Guided Walks booklets. From March you should find them in libraries, country parks and information centres. However, if you are unable to pick up a copy, please check our web-site: Walks for All

Not only can the same information be found there, but we also update it with new walks during the year. You can print off individual walks - or a whole month. As an experiment, we are adding to the web-site five self-guided walks with many informative pictures to help you find and enjoy the routes.

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Community Diary cont..... The Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society - meet on the 2nd Friday monthly (Oct-April) at West Bridgford

Community Hall, Church Dr, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY at 7.30pm. Programme of guest speakers. In summer coach trips to inspirational gardens. Further info: or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/

Nottingham Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s. Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts and any other social event - find us on facebook. Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre,

Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365.

Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony with the GCC. Every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied.

Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wednesday monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to

Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre. 1st Monday in the month at 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an evening of light musical entertainment. Tickets available at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham. Call 0115 956 0733 Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Janet-0115 9375861.

Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips.

New members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For further info call 01246 276771 or

It’s a Wrap!

At around £1 for a pack of 8, wraps are a regular on my shopping list. As well as an alternative to bread for pack-ups they can be used for some delicious hot family meals and snacks. Here are some of my kids favourites...

Chilli Chicken Enchiladas

4 large flour tortilla wraps For the filling 2 tbsp olive oil 400g chicken breast - sliced into strips 1 red pepper - sliced 1 onion - halved & sliced 2 garlic cloves - finely chopped 2 red chillies - finely chopped salt & pepper For the sauce 5 tbsp passata 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp oregano tabasco sauce to taste salt & pepper For the topping 150g cheddar - grated 2 tbsp sour cream (optional)


Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

4 large flour tortilla wraps 2 tbsp olive oil For the filling 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 150g grated red leicester cheese 16 slices chorizo


Spread the ketchup over two of the wraps, place 8 slices of chorizo on top and cover both wraps with cheese, then place the other wrap on top so you have two large round sandwiches. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non stick frying pan, when hot, add one of the quesadillas. Fry for a couple of minutes til golden, using a fish slice flip and fry for a couple of mins on the other side. Add the other tbsp oil and repeat with the other quesadilla. Remove, slice and enjoy!

Heat oven to 180°C. Grease a square oven proof dish. Make the filling first. Heat the oil in a large pan, cook chicken, remove with slotted spoon & place to one side. Fry peppers, onion, garlic & chillies until just cooked (add more oil if necessary). Put chicken back into the pan and season to taste. Now make the sauce. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat gently for 10 mins. Check seasoning and adjust accordingly. Now to put it all together...add 3 tbsp of sauce to the chilli chicken mix, spread 2 tbsp of sauce on the bottom of the dish. Warm the tortillas up to make them easier to handle. Split the filling between the 4 wraps. Place the filling in the middle of the wrap, sprinke a bit of cheese on, tuck the sides in and roll up. Place the four wraps in the oven proof dish. Use the rest of the sauce to cover the wraps, dot the sour cream over and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake for 20 mins until golden and sizzling.


Making samosas out of flour tortillas couldn’t be easier. The 7” size works best. A pack of 10 wraps will make 20 samosas. Before you start, make some glue out of 1tbsp flour mixed with 2tbsp water. Use this to stick the edges down. When you are ready warm the wraps up for 10 secs in the microwave (2 at a time is fine). When pliable - cut each in half. Using your finger put some glue down the flat side and wrap into a cone shape. Press the seam to make sure they are stuck. Spoon in your favourite filling leaving enough room at the top to seal with the glue. Now you can brush with oil and bake on a tray in the oven (200˚C) for 10 mins. Or you can shallow fry for a couple of minutes each side until golden brown. There are loads of different fillings you could use: traditional spicy potato and pea, beans and cheese, spicy rice and mince, even chocolate buttons and sliced banana!!

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MUSICAL roundup

If you are involved in a choir, singing group or band then we would love to hear from you. Every month, space permitting, we will include the latest news, concert information and forthcoming events. You just need to email us at: by the first Friday of the month.

‘Come & Sing’ Mozart Requiem Good Friday - April 18th at Bottesford Parish Church All welcome - £5 to sing, donations on door from audience

Rehearsal 5pm, Charity performance at 7.30pm Singers please book your place by contacting Kate on 01949 843386 or Music provided if required - please state Money raised will go to the Tearfund Syria Crisis Appeal

Classical Music at The Old School Cropwell Bishop

Two great artistes - Two recitals

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Contact the Elderly - are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info. Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further information either ring Self Help Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email Notts Gosh - (Nottingham Gynae - oncology support & help group) support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, information, understanding or simply a cup of tea. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, City Hospital from 7-9pm (meet in Maternity foyer at 6.45pm) For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Wednesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email:

ADHD - a support group for parents of adults with ADHD. Meet last Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info.

Cutting Back - Self-help group for women who self-harm. Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more information call

07930 713530 or email: Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based on Bridlesmith Gate. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for more information and a free consultation. Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, faceto-face advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david. Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: eve@ Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit www.mariecurie. for more information. Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group - Meet on 3rd Tuesday of each month at Nottingham City Hospital in the main waiting room at the Breast Institute from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Our aim is to offer emotional, mutual and practical support to each other, partners, family and friends. For more info call Jackie Wheeler on 01949 20460.

Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT it to the police on 101. Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet the

last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: or visit:

Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 950 7836 from 9am to 9pm. Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email:

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Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page) Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham - providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus & Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or email: or visit: Notts Peer to Peer Network - information for users of Mental Health services in Nottinghamshire and their carers. Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit:

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from your Neighbourhood Beat Team.... Summer spells a time when most people will be relaxing and going on holiday. But this year, as we look forward to a summer of sport with the World Cup, don’t let car crime kick off. Failing to keep your car secure is an own goal you won’t want to make, so reserve this summer for scoring a win against thieves by making sure doors, windows and sunroofs are shut, locked and secure at all times. Give car thieves red cards this season by ensuring valuables are out of sight. Even something as simple as a coat or lunchbox on the backseat could be enough for opportunists to make a tackle that you won’t see coming. I’m sure that sat-navs are one of the most valuable things you keep in your car, but you can score a hat-trick against theft this season by: making sure not to leave them in the glove box, keeping them secure and on your person, and making sure to wipe suction marks off the windscreen.

that losing your car wasn’t part of your game plan. And if you’re travelling to an unfamiliar place this bank holiday, revise your defence strategy and read up on the Park Mark approved car parks which are an estimated 50 times safer than parking on the street. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of those odds? Blow the final whistle on car thieves by having an alarm fitted as well as investing in a steering lock. Don’t let thieves make you their next target, after all, it’s worth taking the time to secure you vehicle to stop losing the match in the long run. Remember to catch us at road shows events across the county this summer, where you can get the upper hand on car crime by picking up some crime prevention advice from our officers. Visit www. for details of where we will be and more crime prevention advice.

But doing this is only enough to call half-time on thieves. Make sure you’re a point up at the end of play by taking your keys out of the car at all times, otherwise you could be sitting out the next match because thieves have taken you for a ride. I’m sure Special Constabulary Recruitment - Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable? To find out more about our prerecruitment awareness events please contact us on 101 800 2429 or visit and follow the Specials links

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