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• Offering a professional service in small animal boarding • Home boarding for small dogs • Parrot & bird boarding/home visits • Cat/Dog/Puppy visits • Dog walking I have a lifetime experience in animal/bird care Local council licenced | Fully insured|CRB checked For more information call Carol on

0115 979 5021

Tubs ‘n’ Suds

A stress free groom 20 yrs One


No cages

customer at a time

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10a Bell Cottage, Kimberley Approx 2000 healthy animals are put to sleep every week in the UK Low cost speying & neutering schemes for pets available in the Nottingham area

T: 0115 987 8722

reg charity: 702569

A Lifeline for Animals in Need

Animal Accident Rescue Unit is a transport service for sick, injured or vulnerable animals and birds. It provides both transport to a vet surgery, arranging for their treatment and caring for them in foster homes until either their owner can be traced or new homes can be found. The Charity has no central base and is run entirely by volunteers working from their own homes. It has taken in so many cats over the last few months, it desperately needs new fosterers who can provide a temporary home for one of our rescued cats. If you think you can help, please ring the Recruitment Officer on 0115-956 3799 (recruitment calls only).

Volunteer Drivers and Phone Operators Needed!

Local Nottingham-based charity Animal Accident Rescue Unit is seeking volunteer drivers with their own car who have a couple of hours a week to spare during the daytime, evening or weekend. The charity needs help to transport rescued animals to and from vet practices and foster homes. Additionally, reliable people are needed to take calls from the public who require help with animals they find in distress. All roles are based from home. To learn more on how you can make a difference to vulnerable animals, please ring the Recruitment Officer on 0115-956 3799 (recruitment calls only). Many other volunteering roles are also available. Animal Accident Rescue Unit lifeline telephone number for dealing with animals in distress is 0115-932 1555. For non-urgent queries and information, email us at admin@, visit uk, or by post to PO Box 5414, Burton Joyce, Nottingham NG14 5DT. Reg Charity No 701405 Vat No 916306634


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Christmas Snackers! Delicious party food that can be made in a flash.... Cajun Chicken Fingers


Serve these on their own with a dip - or put into mini pitta or nan breads with some lettuce and mint dip.

900g chicken breast - cut into strips 3tbsp olive oil 3 cloves of garlic - crushed 3 tsp cajun seasoning 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp lemon juice black pepper


Add all the ingredients to a large strong freezer bag or bowl. Make sure the chicken is well covered with the marinade and leave in the fridge for 24 hours. Heat the grill. Place the chicken pieces on a large baking tin and grill for 10 mins - turn the fingers over and grill until cooked and a bit charred at the edges. Makes about 25 fingers depending on the size you cut them.

Chilli Stars

These light chilli scones are delicious topped with cream cheese and parma ham or make your own toppings up. 225g self-raising flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 50g butter/marg 1/4 pt milk 2 or 3 tsp chilli powder 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tsp paprika milk to glaze

Crunchy Chocolate Squares

This fridge cake is very sweet - you need to cut these into really small squares. 400g dark chocolate 150g marg/butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 2 tbsp honey 2 crunchie bars - smashed into bits 100g marshmallows - cut into bits 80g chopped nuts (I used hazelnuts)


Break the chocolate into bits and add to a saucepan along with the fat, syrup and honey. Stir over a gentle heat until all melted. Pour into a large bowl and cool down until just warm. Then add method the chopped nuts, marshmallows and crunchies. Stir really well heat oven to 220°C. Sift flour, salt & and pour into a 20cm square non stick tin. Chill until set and cut into baking powder into a bowl. Add fat squares. Makes 30. and rub between fingers til mixture Sweet Chilli Prawns resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the chilli powder & paprkia. Mix. These take 2 minutes to prepare. Make a well in the centre. Add the 2 x 145g packs cooked, peeled prawns tomato puree & milk. Mix until you 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce have a soft dough. On a floured 3 spring onions - finely chopped surface kneed gently. Roll out to lime juice - splash about 1.5cm. Use a star cutter and 2 tbsp fresh coriander - chopped place shapes on a greased baking tray. Brush with milk. Bake for 10 seasoning to taste mins. Once cool, carefully cut in half bag of prawn crackers and add the topping of your choice. method Makes about 16 depending on the Mix the chilli sauce, spring onions, lime juice, coriander and size of your cutter. seasoning. Add the prawns and combine well. Serve in a bowl surrounded by crackers so guests can scoop the prawns onto the crackers.

Welcome to our bumper Christmas edition, packed full of things to do over the festive season. We’ve included a list of places where the kid’s can meet santa, as well as listing some of the great Christmas events in Nottingham. There are also some great theatre tickets to be won. Check out the delicious recipes for easy cheap nibbles to impress your friends with over a glass of mulled wine.... We would like to wish all our readers, advertisers and contributors a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Happy Reading Ali, Cat and Sarah

contents pets 4 recipes 6 free time 8 community diary 10,11 safer neighbourhoods 12 business & IT 13 where’s Santa? 14 kids 15 kids diary 16 a helping hand 20 helping hand directory 22,23 what’s on this Xmas? 24,25 classifieds 26 home and garden 27 sudoku 29 crossword 34 looking good, feeling great 43 useful information 44 puzzle solutions 44 index / list of advertisers 46

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Anna Soubry MP awards prizes at inaugural Kimberley Book Read

Lace Market Theatre presents.... Terry Pratchett’s “The Wyrd Sisters” a fun comedy for all the family

17 - 22 December at 7.30pm matinee 22 Dec at 2.30pm Further info at

0115 9507201

Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry, presented the prizes at the first Kimberley Book Read event on Saturday 6th October in Kimberley Library. The day-long celebration of creative writing and reading was organised by author Gloria Morgan. It included a book worm parade by children from Larkfields Infants and Juniors.

Are you deaf or hard of hearing and do you wear an NHS Hearing Aid(s)? FREE drop-in clinics for help & advice covering NG3, NG5, NG14, NG15 For more info call Laura Ainsworth:

0115 942 7804

Anna Soubry and Gloria Morgan presented the winning prize to Alan Dance for his novel "Leen Times" set in Nottingham in the 1820's. The event includes an exhibition in Kimberley Library charting the history of libraries in the town and local authors displayed their books in the Rumbletums Cafe. "Kimberley has been devoted to books this morning. The children’s parade of book characters featuring the very hungry caterpillar was a delight and they sang a song in celebration of reading and writing which we all enjoyed. Congratulations also go to all the shops who took part in a window dressing competition with a book theme. Gloria and her small team have done a great job organising this event which I hope will become a regular feature in Kimberley."


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Carols in the CarPark

Café Serving lunch, light snacks, home-made cakes and excellent coffee

Open from 10.00am to 3.00pm Tuesday to Saturday

at St Andrew’s with Castle Gate United Reformed Church Goldsmith Street, NG1 5JT

Sunday 9th December at 6pm Free refreshments for all!

2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NH (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street)

Telephone: (0115) 9384953 Rumbletums is a registered charity offering work experience opportunities to young people with a learning disability

Maggies Christmas Carol Concert

10 December

6.30pm - 8.30pm Tickets £10 each, £5 for under 12’s For Tickets call: 0115 924 6211 or visit uk/nottinghamcarolconcert

In aid of the Cancer Caring Centre at City Hospital

Nottingham Flower Club

December 13th Club Christmas Evening Floral Demonstrations by members

Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY

Doors open 6.45pm for 7.15pm All Welcome. Visitors £4 For info: 0115 937 5861 To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:


Community Diary If you run a group or club and want people top know about it, why not list is here? If your group is not-forprofit 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 Freeward Thinking...100 types of beginner 6 month language courses online - £24.50 PTTLS Level 3 - 1 week intensive: Freeward Thinking...from Arabic to Zulu. Tel: 0115 9352 080

Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. We’re

a very friendly group meeting Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at the Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847 8423. Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents and let the kids play with other Spanish speaking children? Then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on

Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at Longbow, Calverton Rd, Arnold, NG5 8FQ. Speaker & lunch. Call Derek 962 1932 or Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details or visit our discussion forum website at Classic Cars, Bikes & Custom - Likeminded enthusiasts meet at Cafe Janais, Cattle Market, Nott’ham. 2nd & 4th Wed every month. For info call Brian on 07836 794541.

Linby Colliery Welfare Ladies Football Club - Wed 6pm - 8pm. Hucknall National School. All age groups. Always looking

for new players. Competitive football played on Sun am. Call Carol 07963 820612 or email:

Watnall WI - meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.15pm-9.30pm at Watnall WI Hall, Main Rd, Watnall. Come along to our first talk on Tues 17 January on Puppy Walking for the Blind. For more details call 0115 953 7679.

Enjoy a game of Whist? - then come and join us at 6.30pm on Monday evenings at Papplewick Village Hall. Friendly mixed ability group would welcome new players including beginners. For further details ring 0115 963 4643.

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.

Nuthall Friendship Group - at the Temple Centre, Nuthall. Mondays 12pm - 3.30pm. Contact 0115 938 9682. Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday first Monday each month for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley on 01159 619502.

Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wednesday and a full monthly programme at

Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: Mike 0115 920 0164 or Kung Fu - Mondays - 7pm - 8.30pm at Temple Centre, Nuthall. £3.50 per lesson. First lesson FREE.

Friends of Colliers Wood - Environmental work and community events at Colliers Wood, Moorgreen. Meet at Durban House on second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7.15pm. More information can be seen on our website www. Kimberley Farmers Market - Ist Saturday of month. Toll Bar Square, Newdigate Street. 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.

N.W Notts Ramblers Association - Meet 3rd Sunday, monthly.Walks mainly in Derbyshire. Bus collects anywhere from Ruddington to Heanor. Only £9. To book a seat or for more information call Trevor Bower on 01773 716760.

Kimberley and Heanor Bridge Clubs - meet in the Schoolroom at Mansfield Rd Methodist Chuurch, Heanor. Car park at

Howitt St entrance. Kimberley club meets 7pm, Tuesdays and Heanor club meets 7pm, Fridays. Both clubs welcome new members. For more details call Chris on 01773 710081 or Carmel on 01773 718929.

Kimberley Association of Artists - invites new members to attend our weekly meetings at Nat Puri Community Room,

Kimberley School, Newdigate St, Kimberley. We meet 7pm til 9pm every Monday (except bank holidays). Contact Ann Wheat on 07944 487278 National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Tues in month 7pm-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. Kimberley Pensioners - meet every Wednesday from 2pm til 3pm at the Parish Hall, Newdigate St, Kimberley. Bingo, entertainers etc. Only £1, includes tea and biscuits. All welcome. For more info call Anne on 0115938 5362. Eastwood Photography Society - meet Sept to April weekly on Thursday at 7.45pm at Eastwood Conservative Club. For information please call Roy Walters on 0115 927 8879

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 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: www.hardy-plant. or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/

Community Diary cont..... 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: Back 2 Netball - Want to play netball, but not played since school? Eastwood Community Sports Centre hold a Back 2

Netball session every Tuesday from 8pm - 9pm. Ladies of all ages and abilities are welcome, this is a fun and informal session. Coaching is provided wirh a fun game to finish each week. Re-starting Tuesday 11 September 2012. Contact or 0115 917 3711 for more information. Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Jan 22 2013- Ayurvedic Cleansing; Feb 26 - Cranio-sacral therapy; March 26 - Philip Humphries; April 23 - Korean Hand Therapy. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068.

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. Sequence Dancing - Mary Jewitt School of Dance, St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall every Thursday evening. Beginners 5-6pm, improvers 6-7pm. For more information call Mary on 01773 860186.

Greasley Minors Welfare Ladies Section - for women who wish to embark on a new path, take up a new interests/hobbies. Monday evenings 7pm - 9pm at the Greasley Minors Welfare. Meeting one week, dance the next. New members welcome. For more information call Eileen on 01773 764371.

Movement for All - is a dance and movement class held at Brinsley Parish Hall on Mondays 10am- 12 noon during term time. Specially designed for the 60+ to help them gently build up fitness & maintain independence. You can dance to your own ability and express yourself through creative movement. Come along to make new friends, meet & socialise with others. For more info call Norma Riley on 01773 786797.

Iyengar Yoga - A whole body workout. Tones, strengthens, improves posture, aids quality sleep. St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall. Thursdays 7pm-8.45pm. £6. Contact

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 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. The Greasley Players - is a small amateur dramatics group. We welcome new members who are interested in acting, set construction, producing or any aspect of stage craft (e.g. props, lighting, prompt, sound, front of house etc). If you want to know more please contact us through our website at”. Our next production takes place 25th to 27th April 2013. (please quote “NG Magazines” when contacting us) Annesley & District WI - Meet the first Wednesday of each month at Forest Road Methodist Church Hall at 7.15pm. New members and visitors always welcome. Call in and see what we do. Indoor Car Boot Sales - Kimberley Holy Trinity Parish Church will hold an indoor car boot sale on the last Saturday of every month over winter. March 31st then April 28th. For more details ring 07765106610 or 07847472358. Brinsley Retired Persons Club - meet fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons, 2pm - 4pm in the Parish Hall, Cordy Lane, Brinsley. Speakers, outings & occasional bingo. Yearly subscription £3. Each meeting £1 includes refreshments & raffle. New year starts Jan 15th 2013. Very friendly group, all welcome. Call Maureen on 01773 762742. Kimberley Shokotan Karate Club - Tue 7-8pm (beginners), Thurs 6-8pm, Sat 10.30am-12.30pm at the Temple Centre, Nuthall, NG16 1DP. £2.50 per session. For details call 075844 20606 or 07547 382677 Nuthall WI - meet 2nd Tuesday monthly - 7.30pm at St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall. For more information contact Mrs Gell on 0115 927 2232. Kimberley WI - Meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.45pm at Kettlebrook Lodge. Visitors & new members welcome. Come and see us or call 0115 938 4676. Ilkeston U3A - started this year. Why not join now and help it develop? Monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, starting 10am at Trefoil House, Dale View, Ilkeston, DE7 4LD. For further information email: ilkeston.u3a@ or call 0115 932 3711. Wollaton Natural History Society - meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in St Leornard’s Community Centre, Wollaton Village for a programme of talks on all aspects of natural history. Saturday outing/walk also monthly. Call Pat Price for more info: 0115 938 4965 or email: Broxtowe Walk and Talk - Interested in walking? Broxtowe Walk and Talk provide weekly free walks across the Broxtowe Borough including Eastwood, Kimberley and Brinsley. All of the walks are run by friendly and enthusiastic walk leaders who have a passion for walking and an interest in the local environment. Visit or call 0115 917 3711 for further information.


HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BEAT TEAM Kimberley Police Station Eastwood Road, Kimberley Tel: 101 ext: 855 4870 Eastwood Police Station Nottingham Road, Eastwood Tel: 101 ext: 855 4864 KIMBERLEY

PC Paul Toon (2446)

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly under way and we have no doubt you will be busy writing your lists for Santa and buying presents for your friends and family.

Tel: 07525 989434 PCSO Laraine Holbrook (7168) Tel: 07525 989435 Email: kimberley1@

While you are out soaking up the festive atmosphere and spending your hard earned cash please take a moment to think about personal safety and the security of your vehicles and property.

EASTWOOD SOUTH PC Martin Battison (2721) Tel: 07702 141798 PC Ross Clarke (526) Tel: 07595 009291 PCSO Teresa Billington (8905) Tel: 07525 989433 PCSO Derek Kershaw (7409) Tel: 07525 989432 PCSO Stephanie Marshall (4688) Tel: 07545 701864 Email: eastwood.south1@

Christmas shopping is stressful enough without having to do it all over again because a thief has stolen gifts from your car.

EASTWOOD NORTH PC Richard Reynolds (2645) Tel: 07525 989426 PCSO Peter Keeley (8883) Tel: 07525 989427 Email: eastwoodnorth. brinsley@nottinghamshire. Find your Safer Neighbourhoods team by entering your postcode on the homepage of www.

Every year, numerous motorists fall victim to this type of crime, whether they are halfway through a shopping trip, dropped their bags off at the car and gone back for round two, or returned home from a shopping trip and not yet unloaded the bags from the car. Don’t learn the hard way – remember to lock all your car doors, make sure windows are closed and under no circumstances leave items on display when your car is unattended. In the coming weeks you may well be out in town, at a Christmas party, or toasting the festive season with your friends and family. We want you to enjoy yourself but remain safe, so we would ask you to plan your night out, drink responsibly, and don't leave your drinks unattended.

For most people, Christmas is a time for fun and general merriment with the family, but for the same reasons it can also be quite a stressful occasion. If you feel the atmosphere getting heated, and it’s not the dinner in the oven, take some time out. Make a snowman in the garden, or if it’s not a white Christmas, play with all your new gadgets and gismos. While we want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe festive period, we will take robust action to remove anyone from the street who is engaging in inappropriate or violent behaviour. No one wants to spend Christmas in police custody with the knowledge that your family and friends are celebrating without you. Make sure you are kept up to date with what is happening in the area next year by signing up to Nottinghamshire Police’s Neighbourhood Alert system. This is an automated service that sends out free updates about local crime trends and incidents by email and text. It is a great way to be kept in the loop and I would encourage everyone to sign up by visiting

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Can You Help? The Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is YOUR local Air Ambulance Service and needs your help in many different ways to help keep it operational.

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Book keeping * VAT returns * Accounts preparation Accounting software * Payroll * Business start-up advice Company secretarial * Taxation * Management accounting


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Our helicopter and crew are on call every single day of the year during daylight hours. We average 4 missions a day attending everything from road traffic accidents, industrial and sporting accidents, serious illnesses and people who are injured in inaccessible places. Each year it costs the LNAA £1.7million to provide this vital, life-saving service and we receive no Government or Lottery funding. We rely on individuals, companies and community groups to help us reach this target. Some of the ways people can help their Air Ambulance Service are: • Donating money • Fundraising on our behalf • Joining our Lottery • Remembering us in their will • Donating their time as a Volunteer Volunteers are needed in our shops in Mapperley, Retford, Stapleford, Sutton in Ashfield and Mansfield Woodhouse to help serve customers, sort stock and window-dress. At events volunteers are needed to help set up our stand, sell LNAA merchandise and run tombolas and other fundraising initiatives. We need volunteer drivers to drive our vans to events and to deliver stock to our shops and we need volunteers at our warehouse to sort stock and donations and people are needed all over the county to attend cheque presentations on our behalf. Volunteering is very rewarding and you will be helping to save lives, will meet lots of people and there are roles to meet most abilities and talents. To find out more have a chat with the Nottinghamshire Volunteer Coordinator Lynn Jones on 0115 941 2255 or email L.Jones@

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Where’s Santa?

Santa Cruise - with Princess River Cruises. Every Sat & Sun (inc 22nd) through December. Two sailings per day. Seasonal refreshment for the adults, quality gift for children up to 12yrs. Only £8.95 pp. Call 0115 9100 400/401 to book. www. Floralands - Santa’s grotto opens 24 Nov then every Fri (11am-3.30pm), Sat (9.30am - 3.30pm), Sun (10.30am - 3pm) & Mon (10.30am - 3.30pm) until 24 Dec (9.30am - 1.30pm). £4.95 per child includes a small gift. Santa’s breakfast every Friday 9.30am-10.30. Enjoy a snack & story with santa. Ticket only, pre-booking essential. £7.95 per child. Catfoot Lane, Lambley. 0115 926 8137 Brookfields Garden Centre - Santa arrives 12pm on Sat 17 Nov & will be in his spectacular grotto every weekend from 11am to 3.30pm until 23 Dec. Costs £1. All moneys go to When You Wish Upon A Star. For an extra special treat have Breakfast with Santa from 9.30 on Sat 24 Nov, 1st Dec & 8th Dec. Bookings will be taken from Nov 1st by email: or in store at customer services. All updates on our website and facebook pages. 431 Mapperley Plains, 0115 926 8200. Send a letter to Santa - Royal Mail’s address for Santa is SANTA’S GROTTO, REINDEERLAND, SAN TA1.Post before Dec14th & include a SAE. Gullivers Christmas - Christmas events and activities including Santa’s Grotto & Letters from Santa. From 8th - 24th December. For more info visit www. Rufford Country Park - Santas Grotto. 11am - 4pm every weekend from 10 Nov to 23 Dec weekends only. Children £5 Adults £2. Includes gift. For more information call 01623 822944 or visit Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre - St Nicholas’ Yuletide Grotto from 24 Nov - 16 Dec (weekends only). 11am - 4pm. £5 per child includes gift. 01623 823202. Christmas Steaming Extravaganza - 16 Dec. 11am - 4pm. Meet Santa in his grotto. Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Park. White Post Farm - Farnsfield. Santa will be arriving into his grotto on Sat 24 Nov and will be there until Christmas Eve. Call 01623 882 977 for more information. Sundown Adventure Land - Xmas Spectacular starts 17th November. For more info check out the website: or call 01777 248 274. Oceans of Fun - Santa will be in his beautiful grotto 8/9, 15/16 and 22/23 December from 11am til 3pm. You can have breakfast with Santa w/c 17th Dec, 9.30 til noon £5.95. For more info call 0115 963 3961.

Broadmarsh Shopping Centre - Santa arrives on 10th Nov. He will be in his interactive 4D grotto until Christmas Eve. Rocket the Reindeer experience is £2.95 for children & £2 for adults. Santa at the Victoria Centre - From 11 November. For opening times visit Nottingham Heritage Centre - Santa train rides. Christmas drink for all, a toy for the child & mince pie for the grown up. £10 on 1 & 2 Dec. £12 on 8,9,15 & 16 Dec & £14 on 22 & 23 Dec. To book call 0115 940 5705.


Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work to unlock your child’s potential, building their confidence and independent study skills. To unlock your child’s potential, contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment. Arnold Study Centre Donna Kelly 0115 822 4711 Sherwood Study Centre Caroline Cochrane 0115 875 1271 Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

Exciting research project for families in Nottingham Do you have a child aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years 6 months? Does your child constantly move around, fidget and wriggle, not listen to you or talk too much? Is this behaviour difficult for you to manage at home during meal and play times or watching TV, and when you are out and about, shopping, or visiting? Researchers from the University of Nottingham are inviting local families to take part in an innovative research project with the chance to participate in parenting programmes designed to help you manage your child’s behaviour and improve family life. This will take just 1 to 2 hours each week for a period of 12 weeks.

Our next parenting programmes will begin in January 2013 To find out more and take part in a short interview to see if your family might benefit from participating, contact 07881 280369 or email To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:



If you run a group or club for kids and you want it publicising, this is the page for you. 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: Fancy Kids Parties - Princesses, pirates, games, magic and more available for your party or event. See or call 07970 402189 for more information.

BMX Race Club - Nottingham Outlaws BMX club run regular races and coaching sessions. All ages welcome. Race bikes & helmets to loan for new members. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Call Phil on 07985 419101 or Nottingham Boys Choir - We provide a structured environment for boys to sing some of the finest classical music ever written - and modern music too! Come and see why this makes us different. We meet every Wed eve in Carlton. Check out our website or call Michael Overbury on 01636 702054. Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8 - 14yrs, all abilities. We meet Thursdays 5pm - 7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit for more information. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs eves 7pm - 9.15pm. Scout Association - 0115 952 3617 Guides, Brownies & Rainbows

- Nottinghamshire HQ - 987 7220.

Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) - The Aerodrome, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Ages 13 - 18 yrs. Monday & Wednesday 6.45 - 9pm. Nuthall Rainbows - Meet every Wednesday at Temple Centre, Nuthall from 5pm - 6pm. Call Jenny for more details on 0779 5551050 Scribblers Art Workshops - Fun activities in painting, clay, sculpture, animation and much more....Dora Phillips Hall, Eastwood. For children aged 7-11 years. Every Saturday morning (term time only) 9.30am - 12.30pm. For further information contact Anita on 07895 357358 or email:, or ScribblersArtWorkshops. Magical Movers - singing dancing and having fun in Kimberley and Ilkeston. Call Emma on 07941 625793 - Kimberley Parent and Toddler Group - Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate St, NG16. Thurs 9.30am - 11.30am (term time only). From birth to 5yrs. For more info call Laura on 07985 167088. New Horizon Tots - Parent and toddlers groupf, Assemblies of God, Nottingham Rd, Hilltop, Eastwood, NG16 3GR. Thurs 10am-12noon. For more information call 01773 768100 St Johns Pre-School - operate from New Basford Community Centre, caring for children aged 2 5 years. We can offer up to 15 hours of funding dependent on circumstances. For more information contact Lynette on 0115 924 9569. Nuthall Methodist Church Toddlers Group - Nottingham Rd, Nuthall. Wed 1.30 - 3pm. Games, toys, singing & friendship. For more information call Barbara on 0115 977 1791. Oceans of Fun Indoor Soft Play Centre - Spring St, Hucknall - suitable for 0-11yrs. Open 7 days. Comfy area for adults & cafe. Parties from £6.60 per child. Outdoor play area with seating. Free car park. See or call 0115 963 3961 for more info. Hucknall Judo Club - meet Wed 7.15 - 9pm at National Junior School, Montague Rd, Hucknall. All ages welcome. Rumbletots Parent/Carer & Toddler Group - Rumbletots Cafe, Victoria St, Kimberley. Tues 1pm - 3pm.Free to participate. Special offer £2.50 for tea/coffee & cake in the cafe. For more info call 0115 945 9421. Greasley Baby and Toddler Group - A friendly group, meets Monday mornings in term time for play, singing, crafts and fun! £1 entry includes refreshments. Open Mondays (term time) 9.30am - 11.30am @St Mary’s Church Hall, Greasley, NG16 2AB. For more info email Claire:


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Two local children are celebrating after winning top prizes for completing Broxtowe Borough Council’s Challenge 5 competition over the summer.

The historic Beauvale Priory came to life for an evening of food, music and dancing in September to raise over £1,200 for the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Margaret Handley’s two chosen charities, The Royal British Legion and Ryan Lee Trust.

Children were challenged to complete five out of a possible 22 activities across the Broxtowe Borough, including cheerleading in the pool, attending play days, badminton and Punch & Judy as well as snorkelling and scuba diving. The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Margaret Handley, presented an iPad as the first prize to Thomas Wright (10) and second prize PlayStation 2 to Patrick Ramsey (13) at Eastwood’s D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre. Joint runners up, Hannah Brompton (6) and Edgar Fleming (8) also won an Annual Vitality Vibe Youth Gym Membership each and other entrants received vouchers for free Vitality Vibe Youth Gym sessions at Kimberley Leisure Centre and a free swimming session at Kimberley or Bramcote Leisure Centre. Broxtowe Borough Council Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Richard Robinson said: “The Challenge 5 competition was a great way for families to get out and about during the summer holidays and experience what all the borough’s leisure centres and heritage sites have to offer.”


The Charity Line Dance and Hog Roast saw Ann and Tony Whyte from Beauvale Abbey Farm welcome over 180 visitors to enjoy free line dance instruction from Lasso Lizzie, a mouth-watering hog roast courtesy of Redgate Butchers and live entertainment from Kimberley’s King of Swing, Frankie Martin. The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Margaret Handley, said: “It was incredible to see the strength of feeling shown by people of all ages towards the Royal British Legion and Ryan Lee Trust. Every penny really does count for these two very worthy causes and I would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to everyone for their generosity and for helping to make the event such a success.” Each year the Mayor of Broxtowe organises a number of fundraising events to raise money for their chosen charities, culminating in the annual Charity Ball, which will take place on Saturday 20th April 2013.

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a helping hand - group directory If you run a support group or organisation and want people top know about it, why not list is 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: 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 in the Urology Seminar Room at Nottingham 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 effected 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 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: 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. 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 Carers in Hucknall & surrounding areas - meet at Hucknall Library Meeting Room on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday, monthly. From 1.30pm to 4pm. All welcome. 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: 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. Indigo Kids - is a charity & support group for children on the autistic spectrum & related social & communication difficulties including fragile x, their parents/carers and siblings. We have the Autism Resource Centre (The Arc) to help or just for a chat and a cuppa. We offer activities, youth club during school time and day trips during holidays. It is a safe place where the kids are not judged. We have a Parent Partnership Service drop in session every other week during school term. email: Web: or call 07905 586 910 or 07549 170490.

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. Nuthall Pheonix Community Group - Open to anybody. Trips, bingo, speakers & much more...Meet every Friday between midday & 3.30pm at St Patricks Church Hall, Back Lane, Watnall Rd, Nuthall. Lunch provided but not compulsory. To join call Linda on 0115 938 2650. Hard of Hearing/Deafened - for anyone who has a hearing loss & communicates in spoken English, Nottinghamshire Deaf Society runs a monthly Hard of Hearing Social Group (4th Friday, 10am-2pm) & evening lip-reading classes (next course starts 3rd Nov). For further details contact Rachael by phone 0115 988 7576, text 07817 275253 or email: rachael. Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info. Breathe Easy Nottingham West - Welcomes people with all forms of lung disease giving support for carers, friends & family. Plus weekly specially designed exercise group every Thursday. Meetings are held on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1.30pm-3pm at Eastwood & District Victory Club, Walker St, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3EN. Call Teresa on 01773 769068. Broxtowe Women’s Project Ltd - Are you a woman living in the Broxtowe Borough? Are you or someone you know experiencing/ have experienced domestic violence? Do you need information, support or simply want to talk to someone about your experience? If so, we can help. Please call our supoprt line: 01773 719 111/text: 07914 634190 (Mon-Fri 10-1pm). The Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support Group - Support group for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Meet on 3rd Monday of each month from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Kirkby Trinity Community Centre Point, Diamond Ave, Kirkby-in-Ashfield. We welcome people from all areas to drop in for information, support and to meet others over a cuppa. For more info call 01623 556065 Hucknall Library Work Club - Meets Thursdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Contact:

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Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not

consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info. Breathe Easy Nottingham West - Welcomes people with all forms of lung disease giving support for carers, friends & family. Plus weekly specially designed exercise group every Thursday. Meetings are held on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1.30pm-3pm at Eastwood & District Victory Club, Walker St, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3EN. Call Teresa on 01773 769068. Broxtowe Women’s Project Ltd - Are you a woman living in the North Broxtowe area? Are you or someone you know experiencing/have experienced domestic abuse? Do you need information, support or simply want to talk to someone about your experience? If so, we can help. Please call our supoprt line: 01773 719 111/text: 07914 634190 (Mon-Fri 10-1pm).

The Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support Group - Support group for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Meet on 3rd Monday of each month from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Kirkby Trinity Community Centre Point, Diamond Ave, Kirkby-in-Ashfield. We welcome people from all areas to drop in for information, support and to meet others over a cuppa. For more info call 01623 556065 Hucknall Library Work Club - Meets Thursdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Contact: Eastwood Volunteer Bureau - we provide 3 main services for North Broxtowe - a volunteer transport scheme for those who cannot use buses, to go to medical appointments or regular lunch clubs etc. - a furniture recycling scheme to collect unwanted furniture in good condition and deliver it to those who need it, for a small charge; and a befriending scheme in which volunteers visit isolated people usually weekly. We also need more volunteers to help us run these schemes. Please contact Susan on 01773 535255 or email: manager@ for more details 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:

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. We meet 6.30pm-8.30pm every 2nd Wed at Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) Depression - support group, workshops and group meetings - contact Roxanne on 07988 083224 Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out. Meet Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Nottingham City Centre. For group contact details: Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is Nottingham’s self help group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard on 0115 925 2586 or email:

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Putting the Clocks Back by Gloria Morgan I still haven’t adjusted the time display in my car. I’ve been through the house brandishing remotes, pushing buttons, getting the central heating to come on when I want it. All of that I can do, but the clock in the car defeats me. Twice a year I drive round for weeks with it showing the wrong hour. It is such a hassle to change it. I need to dig out the manual, which never seems to be where I left it last time, and follow the impossibly complicated directions to tweak the hour forward or back. Six months later, of course, I’ve completely forgotten what to do again. In theory, going digital has made it easier to change, especially in autumn when we put the clocks back an hour. There is no mechanism to damage, as there is in a windup clock or watch. I have a lovely old 1920’s mantel clock that chimes every half an hour. The trick with that is to stop the clock by disconnecting the pendulum at about ten minutes to 11 on Saturday night and set it going again next morning at what would have been 10 minutes to 10. The high-precision mechanical movement of a clock is a surprisingly old invention. The record for having the oldest working clock in the world is claimed by Salisbury Cathedral. Their clock was built in 1386 and is still going today, making it 626 years old. Dating back centuries before that, the Chinese invented a means of telling the time using a device that was filled with water which slowly drained out at a regular rate, thus giving an indication of how much time had passed. Water clocks caught on and were used all over the world. Another early method of keeping time was to mark the hours on a candle and count how many marks had melted away. One fifteenth century way of telling the time that was equally at home on land and at sea was

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home & garden Family Business Since 1961

Phil Chapman AERIAL SPECIALIST Digital • Freeview • DAB• Freesat CCTV • Tuning • TV Installations

FREE Estimates

0115 960 3366 December/January Crossword (answers on page 44)


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Garden and Tree Care Fully qualified and insured with over 20 years experience •

Lawn care and mowing.

Hedges cut, shrubs pruned.

Regular maintenance.

Landscaping and fencing.

All aspects of Tree Surgery and Garden work carried out, large or small, by our fully qualified, insured and friendly team.

Free quotes and advice. Free up your spare time and relax in your garden.

Tree Surgery •


Branches removed.

Crown Thinning.

Crown Reductions.

Tree Preservation

Call Jon Mulholland on:

Order work applied for.

01773 785 880

or 07809 375908

Fully qualified & insured.

Free quotes and advice.

The Boilerhouse Ltd Kimberley D.Langmaid

Plumbing & Heating & Electrical Engineer Est. since 1975

Apprentice trained tradesman with over 30 yrs experience you can trust.

Been told you need a new boiler because parts are no longer available?? We specialise in parts and repairs of older boilers

Month Tips ofgtehtaenks in the loft?

Got cold stora ay move loft hatch If going aw one side. to ostatic d? Set therms e m ti on g n ti a He setting valves to frost

Boiler Breakdown Servicing • Boiler Swaps • Repair • Baxi Glow worm • Halstead Installations


Tel: 0115 938 9003 or 07974 691754 To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:


home & garden

Chris Hemmings Upholstery Services

Domestic & Contract Upholstery All re-upholstery, repairs, foam & fibre cushions

Please call anytime

01159384596 or 07971262246

I am happy to help in any way.


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K I T C H E N S Quality Kitchens to suit all budgets Free 3D Computer Design & Planning Superb range of Wall & Floor Tiles Plumbing, Electrical & Building Work completed by our own Tradesmen Three Stage Payments for peace of mind Credit Cards accepted Visit our showroom or call for home visit


01158 598 693

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James Painting & Decorating Your local time served, professional decorator • Interior & exterior work • Free quotations • Fully insured • Friendly & reliable

Tel: 0115 963 5969 Mob: 07979 555355


IWR Handyman Services For all your maintenance needs in the home and garden Gardening | Woodwork Plumbing | General Maintenance

Call Ian on: 0115 9634651 or 07549 147230

D. J. Hill Electrician All Types Of Electrical Work From Additional Sockets To Rewires

• Part P Registered • Small Jobs Welcome • Testing & Inspections • First Class Professional Service

Call Dave

07971 707445 We’ll any genuine

quote ▪ UPVC Windows ▪ Hardwood Windows ▪ Aluminium Windows ▪ Bi-Fold Doors ▪ Composite Doors ▪ Conservatories ▪ Double Glazing Repairs ▪ A Rated Windows


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H NOTTS BUILDING & ROOFING LTD H FREE estimates and advice NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Specialists in all aspects of building and roofing NEW ROOFS AND REPAIRS

Ridge tiles | Chimney stacks | Valleys | Tiling | Slating Dry Verge caps | Maintenance free ridge tiles Flat roofs repaired or renewed All exterior painting | All general brickwork, pointing and garden walls Also specialists in UPVC fascias, soffits, guttering etc.


Company House registered & Full Liability Insurance

We can beat any genuine written estimate. For free estimates and advice call Lee Doran. No payment or deposit until completely satisfied.

FREEPHONE: 0800 8589782 | DIRECT: 07554 296444 Byron Ind. Est, Brookfield Rd, Arnold, Nottm, NG5 7ER

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BATHROOMS Quality Bathrooms to suit all budgets Free 3D Computer Design & Planning Superb range of Wall & Floor Tiles Plumbing, Electrical & Building Work completed by our own Tradesmen Three Stage Payments for peace of mind Credit Cards accepted Visit our showroom or call for home visit


01158 598 693




Where low prices are always in style



• East Midlands largest fabric store • Curtains, Blinds, Fabrics and Fittings • We Measure, Make and Fit • No obligation FREE home consultancy • 20% off all fabrics in stock - (quote NG ad) • Open 7 days a week - FREE parking

*Quote NG Mag - Subject to availability

Tel: 0115 9757204 Home Furnishing Consultant: Debbie Smith Glover. Telephone 0780 520 3364 Designer Fabric Store, Hucknall Lane, Bulwell, Nottingham. NG6 8AJ - 10 minutes from ring road 61

home & garden

K J Patterson Builders UPVC Residential Doors /windows etc. Joinery work. All types of Home improvements GrantWork

10 YEARS GUARANTEE Extensions alterations • Kitchens /Bathrooms Roof repairs / replacements.

Free Fitting & Underlay Free Fitting on Vinyl Floor 25% Off Laminate Floors Now Finance le b a il a v A

0115 9679300 • 07885 292085

Free Measuring & Home Selection Service 9am – 8pm 7 Days a Week See Website

ROOM REVIVERS Breathing new life into your everyday Interiors & Exteriors Coving & Tiling Fully Insured Discounts for ng readers Call Dean

07730 071718

100’s Of Samples To Choose From

Carpets & Floors Direct 0115 9699620

Greg Drozdowski

Approved Chimney Sweep Member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps HETAS Approved Stove Installation Chimney Lining Bird Guards Supplied and Fitted CRB clearance and Full Public Liability Insurance

Tel: 01623 401128 or 07711 441459 Email:

M J Cleaning Services

Domestic Cleaners

one off cleans weekly cleans we do office cleans

Call Melissa on

0115 847 9389 07814 902154 42

Andy your local van man

7 days a week 07732389000 (0115) 8371594 removals | anything moved or taken away

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Colour, Cut & Blow Dry - £35 *

* January 2013 only

Keratin Straightening Treatment - £35 * * December/January 2013 only

01773 530131 Gift Vouchers Available

58 Valley Drive, Newthorpe, NG16 2DT (near IKEA)

Nouveau Visage Beauty Therapy & Aromatherapy

Fully Qualified Beauty Therapist & Aromatherapist Karen Douthwaite BABTAC ITEC City & Guilds

21 years experience Mobile Service Available Tel: 0115 938 2417 Mob: 07885 644 255 E:

Karen To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:


useful information Useful Information Broxtowe Borough Council......0115 917 7777 Notts County Council...............08449 80 8080 Ashfield District Council...........01623 457284 Kimberley Town Council...........0115 938 2733 Eastwood Town Council...........01773 719384 Greasley Parish Council...........01773 719665 Nuthall Parish Council..............0115 951 9717



Leisure Centres Eastwood.................................01773 770 099 Kimberley.................................0115 917 3366 Greasley...................................01773 760072 Police.......................................101 QMC Hospital...........................0115 924 9924 City Hospital.............................0115 969 1169 NHS Direct................................0845 4647 Emergency Utilities Electric.....................................0800 056 8090 Gas...........................................0800 111 999 Water........................................0800 783 4444

Crossword Solution

National Rail Enquiries..............08457 484950 Nottingham City Transport........0115 950 6070 Nott’ham East Midlands Airport.08719199000 DVLA........................................0870 240 0009 Tax Credits...............................0845 300 3900 Local Taxis Eastwood Cars.........................01773 770000 Local Community Centres Nuthall Temple Comm Centre..0115 951 9717 Eastwood..................................01773 770099 Greasley...................................01773 760072 Late Night Chemists P Williams (6.30pm), 2A Church Walk, Eastwood,.................................01773 716567 Tesco Pharmacy, Hucknall (6.30am -10.30pm) ................................................0115 980 7700 Local MP’s MP for Broxtowe: Anna Soubry............................0115 943 6507 MP for Ashfield: Gloria De Piero........................01623 720 399


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looking good, feeling great NEW KIT FOR AWSWORTH VILLA FOOTBALL CLUB

Awsworth Villa Football Club’s first team has scored a brand new kit sponsor thanks to Broxtowe Borough Council's construction partner Bullock Construction. The company has been working on behalf of the authority on the council housing modernisation programme and have used a section of Awsworth Villa football club's ground as a site compound. To thank the club, Bullock Construction is now the proud sponsors of the 2012/13 football kit.



Awsworth Villa Football Club was founded in 1965 and is a FA Charter standard club. Paul Wilkinson, Awsworth Villa Football Club Chairman, said “I would personally like to thank Bullock Construction and Broxtowe Borough Council for all their help and assistance over the past years we have been working together.

toenail cutting, corns, callus, ingrowing toenails, fungal nails, verruca, arch pain, diabetics welcome

“We have made a good team and the kit sponsorship provided by Bullock helps our club stay afloat in the Nottingham senior league”.


Bullock Construction's Regional Director, Richard Baker, said: “We are delighted and proud to be the sponsors of Awsworth Villa Football Club and wish them every success for the season ahead”.

Tel: 07810 798614 Insured & qualified since 2003

Well done to Sue Green & Mrs Brenda Dench who both won tickets to see shows at the Capital FM Arena and the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Thanks to our competition sponsors: The Capital FM Arena and the Theatre Royal, Nottingham

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Accountants ahbs Dakins Accountancy

Index of Advertisers 13 13

TVs/Aerials/Home Cinema Phil Chapman 34 TV Confused 27 New Wave Aerials 28 Bathrooms/Kitchens/ Bedrooms Contour Furnishing 36 CPS Kitchens 37,40 Batteries County Battery


Building Services / Roofers / Fascias Arnold Building & Roofing 28 Canterburys 32,48 Mick McGahan 33 Nottingham Roofing 27 Notts Building & Roofing 39 Patterson Builders 42 Precision Builders 3

Flooring/Carpets Carpets & Flooring Direct 42 R.Taylor Flooring 34 Foot Health Wendi McKenna


Fuel Fernwood Fuel


Funeral Directors Eastwood & District F.S


Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping Mulhollands 35 Hair & Beauty Karen’s Mobile Hair Nouveau Visage Nudu

43 43 43

Home Improvements Jason Craddock IWR Handyman

33 38 45 43

Cars/Garages County Battery


Hypnotherapists Julietta Marquez Positive Threads

Chimney Sweeps Home Sweep


Job Opportunities Westminster Homecare


Cleaning Belle Casa MJ Cleaning

33 42

Joiners/Timberwork Beecroft Joiners JM Joinery

27 33

Clothing Alterations Jacqui


Opticians/Optometrists Kimberley Opticians 47

Community COPPI Research


Oven Cleaning/Repairs Oven Repairs 4U


Computer/IT Repairs GB Micros


Curtains/Blinds Designer Fabric Store

Painting/Decorating James P & D Room Revivers

38 42


Design & Print Hucknall Print


Pet Care Carols Pet Care Tubs n Suds

4 4

Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 33 Drainscan 28 Driving Schools The Road Ahead


Electricians Arnold Electrical DJ Hill Electrcial Electrical Connections

31 38 27


Solar Panels Arnold Electrical


Tiling/Tile Retailers Room Revivers


Trade Services Age UK


Training/Tuition Kumon


Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees Mulhollands

32 35

Upholstery/Fabric Designer Fabric Store Chris Hemmings P & J Upholstery

41 36 29

Veg Delivery Boxes Parsnips & Pears


Windows/Doors/Fascias Clear & Fresh 29 K & A Windows 38

Plastering East Midlands Plastering 42 Plumbing & Heating The Boilerhouse A.Brown C & P Plumbing MS Waterworks Bryn Vernon

35 36 32 33 39

Removals/Van Hire Andy


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30 DAY

GUARANTEE on all Varifocals Varifocals have so many advantages and we’re convinced we can find the right one for you - you’re covered by our no quibble guarantee


Great frames from only £10 to £500

25% off frames for over 60’s

Contact lenses for 8 to 80 year olds – daily, monthly, continuous wear, coloured

Budget to Designer Sunglasses with or without prescription

CONTACT US NOW and solve the frustration of separate pairs of glasses

31 Green Lanes, Kimberley

Oakwood Eyecare Oakwood District Centre, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2HT Telephone 01332 676433 | Email |

0115 938 9663

Our Opticians are Mr T Jackson BSc (Hons) MCOptom, Mrs E Jackson BSc (Hons) MCOptom , Miss L Young BSc (Hons) MCOptom and Dispensing Optician Mrs S Bunting FBDO

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Helping you create the perfect home...

Canterbury Canterbur HOME IMPROVEMENTS

For all your home improvements with generations of expertise

Whatever your problem Canterbury has a specialist team of experienced installers & servicemen that can help. From small repairs to complete replacements. Most jobs can be undertaken on site, quickly & efficiently.

• Windows, Doors & Conservatories • Fascias, Soffits & Guttering • Porches & Carports • Kitchens and Bathrooms • Garage Conversions

Failed Sealed Units Cracked or Broken Windows Broken Handles, Locks & Hinges Gutter Repairs & Cleaning Conservatory Leaks & Roof Upgrades Many Thanks for a job well done. The door is excellent and the two gentleman who fitted it were great. The attention to detail was superb. Will you please thank them for me! Once again many thanks.

Cynthia Grice - Burton My wife and I were very pleased with the work carried out on our property, especially having to complete the car canopy on time in adverse weather conditions. We have no hesitation in recommending Canterbury for future customers.

Mr & Mrs P Hiley - Spondon Tel: 0115 944 0530 Crompton Road Ind Est. Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4BG

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