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‘I deserve a second chance!’ A loving young dog who was abandoned as a puppy with others, has once again found herself homeless and is appealing for a new home. Readers may recall the appalling case of 15 puppies dumped by the Erewash Canal in November 2013. Thanks to Nottingham based charity, Animal Accident Rescue Unit, all were rescued and found homes. Sadly now, however, one of them, Peppa, needs a new one. Her owner’s older dog has developed health issues and become aggressive towards Peppa, meaning the family is now forced to rehome her. At 3 years old, Peppa is friendly, likes children and dogs, and deserves a second chance! If you are interested in Peppa and would even like to meet her, please contact our Dog Adoption Officer on 07857 120774. This mobile number must not be used for any other purpose – or you can email the relevant volunteer at admin@aaru.org. uk, who will reply as soon as possible. All potential adoptions need a successful homecheck. Totally reliant on volunteers and donations, the charity urgently needs more cat and dog fosterers in the Nottingham area. It does not deal with healthy strays/unwanted pets, but helps neglected, injured or vulnerable animals and birds. Anyone finding an animal needing emergency transport to a vet should leave a detailed message on 0115-9321555. For all rescued animals also still needing homes visit www.animalaccident.org.uk.

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Elderly Pets One of the nice changes I have noticed over the last few years is that we now get to see lots of our pets living to much older ages, often remaining active and healthy. This is due to the brilliant partnership between owners, their vets and advances with nutrition and preventative medicines over this time. We regularly dogs into their teens, rabbits into second decade cats well over 20!

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As our pets become older they are potentially challenged with a variety of conditions and regular health checks such as vaccination or health club consults become even more important to help be proactive with their health care. These visits give the vet the chance to do a full health check and hopefully spot problems at an early stage. Important signs for owners to look out for are - Weight loss or weight gain - Decrease in mobility or increase in stiffness/ lameness

- Change in appetite, either up or down - Change in thirst, usually an increase - Lack of energy or increased breathlessness - Change in behaviour or attitude If you notice anything of concern then contact your vet to book a consult for a health review, many vets actually run dedicated Geriatric Clinics for their patients. As well as a full clinical examination the vets will often check urine and blood samples. If necessary your pet may need further tests such as ECGs, Ultrasound and X rays to get more information and a diagnosis. With modern techniques and better anaesthetics we now routinely operate on elderly pets especially doing dentals which can have a massive impact on their quality of life and ongoing health. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment we can not only extend our pets’ longevity but more importantly their quality of life!

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The Importance of Property Protection Trusts in Mirror Wills

Mirror wills are often the choice for couples who need to make wills and are looking to leave the entirety of their estate to the surviving spouse, which will then eventually pass on to their chosen beneficiaries. Although both parties might have identical wishes, either partner can change their will at any time and are not obliged to tell the other party. Property protection trusts can be useful in a number of situations and are suitable for people who own their property jointly with each other. This can be married or unmarried couples. A property protection trust means that on the death of the first to die, their share of the house is held in trust for their choice of beneficiary, but the surviving co-owner is able to continue living in the house. After the surviving partner has died the trust ends and the house is sold, with the proceeds distributed under the terms of the wills. Without property protection trusts in place situations can sometimes arise that result in mirror wills not reflecting the wishes of the deceased. One example is if the surviving spouse

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needs residential or nursing care later in life. Local Authorities will partly contribute to care if assets are below £23,250 or cover all care costs if assets are below £14,250. However, under the Community Care Act they have the power to use people’s money and assets for care costs. By having a property protection trust in place, if the surviving partner has to go into care, the deceased’s share of the property cannot be used to pay care fees because the share belongs to the trust and is not an asset of the surviving partner. Unless otherwise stated, marriage automatically revokes a will. If the surviving partner remarries after the first death, any party mentioned in the original will could find themselves disinherited. Intestacy laws may come into effect instead, potentially resulting in the new spouse receiving the entirety of the estate rather than any children from the first marriage. A property protection trust means that the deceased could ensure that the children from the first marriage can inherit at least that half of the house.

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Every year Indigo Brave provide a wonderful festive hamper for many vulnerable people and families in need across Nottingham. NCF gives the Basket Brigade a grant from their Major Oak fund every year which pays for boxes, cellotape and ribbons. NCF has given grants to STAA Community Orchard many times, in recognition of the great work they do. STAA offer monthly Activity Days attracting 150+ local people, plus play and youth sessions in the school holidays and weekly volunteer sessions for local people. The Orchard co-ordinates community engagement across the allotment site, including its 600 plus local gardeners. Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum produce hot nutritious food for asylum seekers and refugees who wait there for our general advice drop-ins, sometimes for up to four or five hours. Funding helped transform their waiting room into a welcoming café and children’s play space and refurbish their kitchen into a suitable place to train new volunteers and young people in food prep. If you want to set up a local legacy fund, or are a local group seeking funding, visit www.nottscf.org.uk

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Are you that special person we are looking for? Gedling Voluntary Transport Scheme is looking for new volunteer drivers for its community transport service. The service helps elderly and disabled passengers get out and about keeping them active and independent. Demand is outstripping supply which is why there’s an urgent need for more volunteer drivers. Passengers are getting in touch with more requests to go to the shops, doctors, dentists, social clubs, hospitals, hairdressers and to visit friends and family. Volunteer drivers need to be friendly, like meeting people, have a clean driving licence and have some spare time. A bit of time given freely makes the world of difference to someone who would like to get out and about, but who can’t do this easily. Volunteer drivers use their own cars for which they get a mileage fee of 45p per mile travelled. People who are retired, work part time or who have some spare time are ideal. Drivers need to be used to dealing with a wide variety of people, reliable and have vital life skills that the community needs. Becoming a volunteer driver (from 1 day a week up to 5 days) could ease people into retirement, or give people something useful to do, while still keeping them busy and being community-minded as a volunteer. Interested in finding out more? Email gedlingtransport@rushcliffecvs.org.uk or call us on 0115 969 9060.

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If you run a support group or organisation 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: ali@ngmagazines.org.uk Breathe Easy Gedling - a support network for people with a respiratory condition, their families, friends & carers. We meet the 2nd Tues each month from 1pm-3pm at the Scout Hut, Calverton Road, Arnold, NG5 8DP

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 npcsg@live.co.uk NottsGOSH - (Nottingham Gynae - Oncology Support & Help group) offer support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, info, understanding or simply a cuppa. Meetings are bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, Notts City Hospital from 6.30-8.30pm. 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 kymmiestroud@hotmail.com Depression - group meeting every month in Arnold, also one to one meetings available, limited spaces available. To find out more or to book your place please call Roxanne on 07988 083224 or email: roxannefreeman@hotmail.com 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: info@selfhelp.org.uk ADHD - a support group for adults with ADHD. Meet 3rd 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: mandynorth1967@yahoo.co.uk Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til 9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For more info call Albert Godfrey on 0115 967 9409 or email: algodfrey@talktalk.net Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a reg.charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-to-face advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor: david.hall@thedebtadvicenetwork.org or call 07973 113 882 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@ frameworkha.org Nottingham Counselling Service - not-for-profit service providing high quality affordable counselling for anyone aged 16 & over in the Nottinghamshire area. Accredited services include individual, couples & employer assistance counselling. To find out more call 0115 950 1743 or email: info@nottinghamcounsellingcentre.org.uk. Located at Unit 5, Victoria Centre, Kent St, NG1 3LZ. Open 9am-8pm weekdays. Minimal waiting times. 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: riedd@btinternet.com 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: nottshelper@mariecurie.org.uk Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/ helper for more information. Aching Arms - is a charity that brings comfort following the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after. For more information visit www.achingarms.co.uk Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 958 4278 from 9am to 9pm. Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Sam or Alison on 0115 962 1153 Carer’s Support Group - meet alternate Fridays 10am - 12pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Sam or Alison: 0115 962 1153. Breathe Easy - a support network for people with a respiratory condition, their families, friends & carers. The Nottingham North Branch welcomes people from Arnold, Gedling, Carlton, Mapperley & Sherwood areas. We meet the 2nd Thurs each month at St Georges Comm Centre, Victoria St, Netherfield at 1.30pm. Further info from Jim Bennett 847 7639. Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - we support people with any type of arthritis. We meet last Friday of each month at Sherwood Community Centre from 11am - 1pm. For more info call Muriel Weisz on 0115 920 9100 Over The Rainbow Parkinsons Support Group - support for ANYONE affected by Parkinsons Disease. Our aims are to enjoy life & have fun. Monthly meeting with buffet lunch 11am - 1pm, 2nd Saturday at Southwell. Email: overtherainbowuk@gmal.com or call Sandra & Michael on 01636 812399 Nottingham Self Help Group for People who Stammer - meet alternate Tuesdays at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Mathew: 0115 953 2177. Sherwood Lunch Club - £3.20 for a 3 course meal with tea or coffee. Contact Sam or Alison: 0115 9621153. 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 Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society. Every Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre. £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome.


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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 pamela.walker@contact-the-elderly.org.uk for more info. Nottingham Adult Sibling Group - do you have a brother or sister with life-long learning disability or autism? Would you like to meet others with similar experiences? Come along to our support group & gain information & support as a sibling. To register to attend the group visit www.sibs.org.uk Carewatch in Nottingham - is a friendship centre for over 55’s living in the Nottingham area. We are open weekdays from 9.30am - 2.30pm & offer hot meals, drinks & snacks as well as activities like easy exercise, card making, speakers & bingo. Based at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Westville Gardens, off Woodborough Road, NG3 4QF. Tel: 0115 9856959 Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Tuesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm at Antenna, 15 Beck St, NG3 3BP. For info contact Wendy - wendywheat71@gmail.com 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 www.selfhelp.org.uk 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 www.smartrecovery.org.uk/ or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: info@selfhelp.org.uk 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 www.nottsandderbyia.org.uk 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) 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: mail@nottspeertopeernetwork.com or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit: www.nottspeertopeernetwork.com 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: ccllnottm116@aol.com or visit: www.ccll.org.uk/nottingham MS Society - Nottingham & District Branch Drop-in meeting, 2nd Wed every month at Brookfields Garden Centre, Mapperley Plains from 2pm - 3.30pm. Meet in the rear of the cafe. It’s an informal event with a friendly group of people affected by MS inc. carers & family. No charge, no need to book. Just turn up or call Doug for more info: 0115 966 3582 Gateway Women - a group to support women who don’t have children by circumstances not by choice. http:// gateway-women.com was started by Jody Day. The Nottingham group meet 1st Saturday of the month at Patisserie Valerie at 11am. For more info contact Sally on 07796 318046.

Bariatric Support Group Nottingham - Nottingham’s first support group for those who are waiting for, or have had

any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm Dizzy Self Help Group - is for anyone in the Nottingham area with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s bi-monthly meetings are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers and for mutual support. Meetings take place between 2 and 4pm at Self -Help Nottingham, 32-34 Pelham Street, Nottingham. Just turn up at a meeting or ring Jeff on 0115 8451360 Recovery from Separation & Divorce Course - an 8 week course starting soon to help anyone struggling with the effects of relationship breakdown. At a city centre location. Contact Judy or Phil on 0115 779 1315 or email: judy. collinge@gracechurchnottingham.org Adoption Open Evening - first Thursday monthly. Adopt Together opens it’s doors for anyone considering adoption. Come along for a chat with our friendly adoption team between 6pm - 7.30pm at our West Bridgford office, 7 Colwick Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5FR. For more info visit www.faithinfamilies.org or 0115 9558811 Hard of Hearing/Deaf - Hard of Hearing Social Group (2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-2pm), Social Night (1st and 3rd Thursday, 7pm till late) and lip-reading classes (days and evening). For further details phone 0115 970 0516, text 07817275253, or email nds@nottsdeaf.org.uk 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. FREE legal advice clinic - at the CORE centre, Calverton every Tuesday 9.30 - 12.30pm. Lauren is a specialist family resolution lawyer and offers a minimum 45 min confidential free meeting. Call Lauren on 07990 806086 or email: lauren@focusfamilylaw.co.uk 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: allsortsnotts.org.uk or visit: www.allsortsnotts.org.uk 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: eileenmignott@connectingfamilies.co.uk 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 at 2 King Street, NG1 2AS. Please phone 0115 948 3849 for more information and a free consultation.


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ws Ar rival: ie v e R n o t r Bu re Yet? Are We The Denis Villeneuve’s (director of Prisoners and Sicario) next film, Arrival, has been shrouded in a fog of secrecy. Without giving too much away, Arrival documents the human race’s first contact with extra-terrestrial life through the eyes of linguistic expert Dr. Louise Banks, Amy Adams (the current Lois Lane of the DC Cinematic Universe), and her team of America’s best and brightest as they try and discover just why these aliens have come to our little slice of the universe. While you may be thinking the trope of first contact is completely overdone in the film industry and that nothing they do to this stereotypical sounding story can surprise you, let me tell you, Arrival will prove you sorely wrong. You are engrossed in trying to solve the mystery of these aliens with the characters on screen. This makes every win by the team feel like a win shared by you, as you lose yourself in the tantalising mystique of the plot. By now we have seen more alien encounters than we have had hot meals. But somehow Denis Villeneuve makes meeting this race of alien feel like it’s the first time you have ever seen anything unearthly. What helps hook you is how fresh and completely new everything in this film feels. You’re overwhelmed with awe and terror as the characters, and vicariously through them you, come face to face with this new being, and that is an exhilarating feeling that has been lacking in many sci-fi films of late. Every aspect of the film is executed not only in an innovative and mind bending way, but somehow in a believable and grounded one too, which only adds to the incredible level of immersion this film achieves. Amy Adams does a great job leading the team of scientists into the great unknown. But it was actually Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye from the Avengers) that really shone in this film. His portrayal of physicist Ian Donnelly perfectly captured the awe and excitement that comes with meeting a whole

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Mapperley Hall by Bob Massey

Mapperley Hall on Lucknow Avenue was built for the Wright family in 1792. Ichabod Wright was a banker. The second generation to run the bank on Long Row, Nottingham. He and his wife Harriet had three sons and ten daughters, so a large family house was needed. Wright’s son, Ichabod Charles Wright, carried on the family business, joining his father in 1825. Charles is better known as a translator, famous for his work on Dante’s Inferno, turning it into English rhyme.

training as a teacher. The hall of residence opened in 1906 with 86 students under the care of professor Amos Henderson and his wife. A similar hall for the female students was opened in Raleigh Street. No mixed halls in those days! During the First World War there was a great need for buildings to be used as auxiliary hospitals for the wounded returning from France.

Charles took over Mapperley Hall on his fathers death in 1862. When Charles died in 1871 his son Colonel Charles Wright started to sell the land due south of the hall on which six houses were then built. The house was considerably altered in 1845 and again in 1889-90 when additions were made that had been designed by architect Robert Evans. Evans had been a pupil of the Nottingham architect, Thomas Chambers Hine, rising through the company to become his partner. He eventually left the practice in 1867 to set up on his own. The Hall remained in the Wright family until 1900 when it was sold together with 18,000 yards of land to the University College Nottingham, the forerunner of the University of Nottingham, for about the value of the land at the time, £3,400. The University used the buildings as a residential home for their male students who were preparing for, and intending to become teachers in elementary schools. With the introduction of the 1902 Education Act there was a great increase in the need for trained teachers. There was a move away from the old pupil teacher system to full time training at centres set up around the country. The University College Nottingham was one of those that welcomed students from other towns and areas, so accommodation was needed for these full time trainees.

With many of the students now in the services, the Hall was offered to the St John’s Ambulance who took over the building. It was converted into a 40 bed hospital. The Mapperley Hall Auxiliary Hospital opened for arriving wounded 1916. The Commandant and driving force of the hospital was Lady Cecily Mary CavendishBentinck who ran it successfully throughout the war. She was the wife of Lt.-Col. Lord Charles Cavendish-Bentinck who was the Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and fought in France during World War One. With the return of peace the hospital was no longer needed so the Hall became offices. It was recorded as a Grade 2 listed building on July 12 1972. It is now residential apartments.

One of the University College students at this time was the young D H Lawrence who was

I am researching the history of Mapperley and would be very pleased to hear from anyone with more details or information. Email: bob.m.massey@gmail. com or post via NG5 magazine.


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TAROSCOPES Air signs- Libra, Aquarius, Gemini

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You’re dying to move and improve where and how you live, and you’ve put yourself on the hook to work your socks off until you can. You’re liberated by the realisation that you alone control your life, and with that freedom comes equal responsibility to make something of it. You’re already focusing on the next goal, and your effort WILL be rewarded, so relax and enjoy the ride (p.s. do not succumb to old, bad habits- because you’re moving onwards and upwards!).

Where do you feel most oppressed, burdened or overworked in your life? You’re about to make a bold move to stimulate change here; one requiring risk, faith and swift decisiveness. Don’t overthink it- DO it. Once this change is initiated, your life will regain its forward momentum and you can tune back into the wise intuition that guides your best decisions and hunches. Make no apologies for the change you create. It’s for the best.

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Superfood Soups and Shakes Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If you did, are you still on target or have you fallen at the first hurdle? I have only ever kept one New Year’s resolution in my entire life, but I optimistically try again every year. Most people attempt to “get fit” or stop smoking, or drink less or perhaps find a new job. Many of us resolve to “eat more healthily” and I am sure that many a New Year’s day is spent searching the back of the cupboards for the juicer that has been languishing there for the last couple of years, ready to juice or blend our almond butter and bee pollen or whatever this year’s “must have” ingredient is. We may even have a recipe book filled with “super smoothies”, miracle juice blends and cabbage soups promising to “detox” us and leave us with bright eyes and clear skin. The thing is, you have to be pretty committed to persevere

with wheatgrass, matcha and dandelion, and let’s be honest, most of them don’t taste all that pleasant, even if they are “doing us good”. But you can make some truly delicious and healthy soups and smoothies that will give you a real boost. These recipes are full of vitamins and nutrients that will help to revive flagging appetites after the excesses of the festive season and get you ready for the lighter evenings and milder days of spring. I can’t promise you’ll lose weight or cleanse your system or even feel 10 years younger, I can promise these are super tasty though, full of goodness and just that little bit different (and they don’t smell of grass cuttings!).

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Peanut, Sweet Potato (this has a lot of ingredients, but is very, very simple to make, and hopefully most of them are already in your store cupboard) Ingredients (serves approx 8) 3 cloves of garlic, peeled & roughly chopped ½” knob of ginger, peeled & roughly chopped Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped Handful of parsley, roughly chopped 2 x jalapeno chillies Rock salt to taste 1 can full fat coconut milk I large leek 1 generous tsp cumin 1 generous tsp smoked paprika 1 generous tsp oregano 1 generous tsp mustard powder 1 generous tsp ginger powder 2 generous tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon I pt water I large sweet potato (roasted, roughly chopped, inc. skin) Approx 100g shelled peanuts (blended, with 2 parts water) 100g shelled peanuts (whole) I tin black lentils Fresh kale (roughly chopped) Juice of 1/2 lime

Banana Nutshake This is a truly delicious dairy-free shake which the kids will love too! Ingredients (serves 1) ½ a banana (peeled, chopped & placed in the freezer) 2 handfuls of unsalted cashew nuts & 150ml of water (to make the cashew milk, soak the nuts for at least 2 hours in water (2 parts water) then blend the nuts and water together for 1 and a half minutes) 5 pitted dates Ice cubes Method Pour the cashew milk in the blender and add the frozen banana pieces, the dates and 5/6 ice cubes. Blend for 1½ minutes. Sprinkle with flaked dark chocolate and serve. (Thanks to Jago Barnes at “The Little Vegan” for this super recipe)

Beetroot Coconut Latte Ingredients (serves 1) Half a boiled (not pickled!) beetroot 100ml boiling water Couple of drops of vanilla essence 5 drops maple syrup or honey 150ml coconut milk (or milk of your choice) Method Blend the beetroot with the boiled water, vanilla essence and maple syrup. Froth your coconut milk in a milk frother or in a pan with a frothing whisk (if you haven’t got either you could just use warm milk, but obviously you don’t get the bubbles!). Pour the milk over the beetroot juice base and serve.


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New Year... Do I Really Need A New Start Every New Year a number of people will make a resolution to change jobs or look for a new career. The employment market in recent years has seen a strong recovery after the gloomy days of 2008/2009 and no longer do staff have to stay put out of a sense of gratitude for having a job. But despite the healthy state of the employment market is it always wise to move? • Am I taking a good job or just running away from a bad one? To make an informed decision, you need to know what appeals to you about the new opportunity—not just what you don’t like about your current company. • Do I know what I’m getting myself into? Will your visions of a pleasant work environment, rewarding projects and an appreciative manager be the reality? While the grass may indeed be greener on the other side, it still pays to do your homework. Research the firm’s corporate culture, financial stability and leadership. It’s amazing how much information is out there on the internet – and also try and network with current employees. • Will I be paid what I’m really worth? Don’t make the mistake of only comparing the salary offer to what you presently earn. Your paycheck isn’t necessarily the best benchmark. Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.co.uk) has a free salary comparison tool. • What does the total compensation package look like? Yes, salary matters. A lot. But don’t fall into the trap of focusing solely on that one element. A better benefits package, more generous pension plan and bigger bonus opportunities, for example, can boost your bottom line. Also consider your work/life balance. A shorter commute and increased holiday entitlement can make life much more pleasant. • Which company offers more room to grow and progress? At the end of the day, only one person is responsible for your career: you. But it’s certainly beneficial to have an employer that supports your professional development. Opportunity to access training, tuition reimbursement and to attend industry conferences can keep you moving forward professionally. Ideally, you want to work for a company that is committed to helping you grow your skills. Who offers a more clearly defined career path? Pay and benefits are important, but professional development and advancement potential should also be priorities. • Am I letting fear drive my decision? Just as it’s unwise to impulsively leave a job for the wrong reasons, don’t allow fear of the unfamiliar to hold you back from accepting a new one. Changing jobs always carries some degree of risk. But if you’ve thought through the situation and your gut is telling you to make a move, trust your intuition. And who are we to argue with Albert Einstein? “I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am” On behalf us all at SOLOS may I wish NG readers a happy and prosperous New Year. © Helen Jones

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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 £5+vat (150 characters) per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: ali@ngmagazines.org.uk Mapperley Artists - meet at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Wed 9.30am and Thursday 1.30pm. Call John Tanner on 0115 960 2614.

Pranyog Yoga Classes - every Tuesday 6pm - 7.30pm. At Raja Sahib Temple, 196a Mansfield Rd, NG3 4GG. Classes are FREE with £2 donation for venue/heating/lighting. Tel 07803 149781 or visit www.pranyog.co.uk

Porchester Garden Club - a social club for keen gardeners, meet on last Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at Haywood

Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Call Mrs Tanner on 0115 960 2614. Mapperley & Arnold Rotary Club - meet Wednesdays@ 6.30pm at Mapperley Golf Club. For more info contact the secretary Peter Radford on 0115 966 3385 Coffee Morning - every Tuesday - 10am til 1pm. Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church, 173-175 Carlton Road, NG3 2FX. 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. Arnold Local History Group - all new visitors or members welcome. We meet 3rd Tuesday of the month with a break in July, August & December. Meetings at Bonington House (Labour Club), High St, Arnold. Details: www.arnold-history-group.org. Email: alhgroupo@gmail.com or tel: 0115 920 0626 or write to:144 Surgeys Lane, Arnold, NG5 8GB Mapperley and District U3A - meets 10am, 4th Thursday in the month at Mapperley Plains Recreation & Social Club on Plains Road, Mapperley. For more info: 07913 399362 Mapperley Knit & Natter Club - first Monday of each month. 7 - 9pm at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. For more information call Ann Mathews on 0115 927 9365. Woodthorpe Huffers & Puffers Running Club - for all abilities - 2 miles to marathon! Meet at Thackerays Lane Park (behind Vale pub) 3 times a week. Learn to Run courses if you are new to running as well as walking group. See website for details: ww.woodthorpehuffersandpuffers.co.uk Marie Curie Mapperley & Arnold Fundraising Group - have been together for a successful year now but would love to have some new members on the board. We meet most months and aim to host 2 or 3 events a year. If you’re able to join the group or would just like to help with collections please call Zoe on 07790 299838 Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thursdays from 8pm & pick up our programme of monthly social events. For info: www.novanottingham.co.uk or phone Paul on 07973 872213. Arnold Arts Society - at the Pond Hills Arts Society, Pond Hills Lane, Arnold. Meetings are on Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more info call Eric Wileman on 01623 793923. Coffee Morning - at the Wesleyan Reform Church, corner of Burford/Furlong Street, Arnold. On the 2nd Saturday of each month. 10am - 11.30am. Cakes, home-made marmalade etc on sale. 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. Arnold & District Camera Club - meet every 2 weeks on Thurs eve at Pond Hills Community Centre. Photography skills from the complete beginner to the accomplished amateur. For more info visit www.arnoldanddistrictcameraclub.org.uk Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues morning 7 - 8.30am (except bank holidays)at The Town House, 1-5 High St, Arnold, NG5 7DA. For more info call 07939 899 213. Prospect Players - meet at 7.30pm on Tues & Fri at the Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold from September to May. For more info call Fiona Shaw on 07984 987216 or visit www.prospect-players.com Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents? Then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on susana.fernandez@ntlworld.com Mapperley Scrabble Club - Arrive at 6.30pm every Thurs at Haywood Rd Community Centre. Newcomers & experienced players welcome.For more info contact Greg on 07910 048162 or visit www.mapperleysc.org.uk. Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday first Monday each month for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley on 01159 619502. South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel 01949 358154. Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tues every other month (Jan, March, May, July, Sept) 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. British Sugarcraft Guild Nottingham Branch - meet 2nd Wed monthly at The Dales URC Church, Bakersfield, NG3 7GL - 7-9pm. Visitors welcome, novice to experienced sugarcrafters. Contact Jackie Taylor: 07708 035311 or taylorj786@btinternet.com

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 www.ssae.org.uk The Nottingham Locksley Club - offering friendship & dancing on Tues night @ Basford Conference Centre to all single, separated, divorced and widowed. Ring Ken for more details on 01773 530383 Friends of Nottingham Museums - monthly meetings with speakers, held on Saturdays at 2pm in Studio 1, Nottingham Castle. Further info: Janet Livesley 0115 922 1734


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

House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: June 01773 777 204 or www.nottinghamroundabout.co.uk Coffee & Cake - every Wednesday 10.30-12noon at Foxhill Evangelical Church, Hill View Rd, Carlton. Drop in for a cup of tea/coffee, a cake and a chat. 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 Jane Walden - 0115 937 5343. Card Club - Are you an old hand at card games or want to give it a go? Come & learn Tichu, a card game for 4 people; more strategic than poker, less complex than Bridge & great fun. We meet every 2 or 3 weeks in a relaxed & non-competetive atmosphere. All ages welcome. For further details contact sarah.mulholland@gmx.de City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email: r.west8@ntlworld.com Nottingham Writers’ Club - meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed (evenings) monthly in the city centre. We welcome everyone who loves to write - aspiring, published or unpublished - all genres catered for. For info please contact Phil on 0115 938 4098 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 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 Thurs monthly. Visit www.rotaract.org.uk/nottingham for further details. The Nottingham Mechanics - 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ. A centre for everyone. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. A host of groups to join including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry Society, Family History, Keep Fit, Film Shows etc. For membership details contat: Robert@nottingham-mechanics.org.uk or 0115 941 7353 National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 10.30-12pm followed by lunch 12.30-2.30pm at Masonic Hall, West Bridgford. For more info call 0115 950 3733. www.ncwgb.org French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email sylvaindrouhot@hotmail.com. A bientot. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Gedling Local Members’ Group - meets regularly throughout the year for local walks & hosts an informative talks programme each autumn/winter in Burton Joyce. For details of activities & events please visit: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/category/gedling or contact Gay Wood on 0115 920 5940 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. The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant Society - welcomes everyone interested in plants & gardening. Meet 2nd Friday monthly from Sept-April at St Paul’s Church Hall, Boundary Rd, West Bridgford. Doors open @ 7pm for a 7.30pm start. For more info visit: www.nottmhps.org.uk, email: hps.nottingham.group@gmail.com or call Carol on 0115 914 2474 Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wed monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to www.nottingham.bcss.org.uk Daybrook Bowls Club - friendly club, 5 league teams together with social bowling. Functions throughout the year. New members welcome. Green: Sir John Robinson Way, Daybrook (behind Sainsbury’s car park). Contact 0115 926 2705 or 0115 952 5692 Bootlace Buddies - Bootlace Buddies is a small and friendly walking club for single people born in the 50s & 60s. We walk in the local area on Sundays and sometimes walk or cycle on Wednesdays. For more info visit www.bootlace-buddies.org.uk Arnold Townswomens Guild - meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Meeting Rooms of Arnold Library. New members are always welcome. For more details please contact 0115 960 2596 or bl_hales@hotmail.co.uk Burton Joyce Bowls Club - The Poplars Sports Ground, Station Road. Further information on 0115 844 7167 Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. Meet at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nottingham on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Jenny on 01623 491331. Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 8.30pm at The Lion, Mosely St, NG7 7FQ. No membership fees, no playing fees. The Lion is a Real Ale Pub. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. Soroptimist International - a group of women who meet 1st & 3rd Monday monthly at Willoughby Hall, Notts University Main Campus. We carry out projects to support women & girls at local & international level. Join us for fun, friendship & to help with these projects. For more info & contact: http://sigbi.org/nottingham Making Tracks Walking Group - is for single adults aged 40+ who share a love for the outdoors. We walk every Sunday throughout the year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire. Own transport essential. For more information visit: www.walkwithmakingtracks.org.uk. All new members welcome. Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tues at The Vale Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Daybrook. Speaker & lunch. Do come along and meet a group of very interesting, like minded people. Call Bob 0115 822 4642 or staysafe46@hotmail.com Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society - meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wed monthly at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village. Bus no.30/parking at rear. For more info. call Angela Gilbert 0115 928 3414 or see website www.spanglefish.com/ WollatonHistorical Nottinghack - a place where you can make anything. Free open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6, BizSpace, Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3 1JH. For more info visit: www.nottinghack.org.uk

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Doors open: 6.45pm for 7.15pm All Welcome. Visitors £5 Info: jane.floraldesign@ntlworld.com

NG3 Community Diary cont..... Ellenismos Greek Dancing - Monday evenings 9pm-9.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Park Road. New members welcome, call Margaret on 01332 391608 or email: m.beedham@ntlworld.com

Bonington Players - meet for rehearsals at 7.45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August to May at the Old Peoples Welfare Centre, Nottingham Road, Arnold. Productions are staged at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold. For more info call Linda on 0115 953 2807 or visit www.boningtonplayers.co.uk. Kindred Spirits Notts - Many social activities a month in & around Nottinghamshire, including coffee mornings, day trips & exercise classes. There are no fees. Find out more by calling 0115 844 0011.

New Life Friendship Club - for active over 50’s. Full programme of events each month - (daytime only) day trips, theatre,

strolls, walks, meals out, places of interest. For further details contact Joan 929 0902, www.newlifenotts.org.uk or email: newlife.notts@virginmedia.com

Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details check www.fbcp.org.uk or email gillian.costello@ntlworld.com. Visit our park community cafe 10-noon Saturdays at Dynamo House, off Park Road, Bestwood Village.

Nottingham City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU entrance opposite former Fiveways pub. Meet Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit www.nottinghampetanque.com or leave a message on 07972 424052. Suitable for all ages. New members welcome, first 3 vists free.

Arnold Branch of the U3A - for retired or semi-retired people. Meet at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Arnold Methodist Church - www.arnoldu3a.org or Pat Jackson: 0115 926 3797

Bonington Film Club - Membership £1 per year. Film admission £2.50. Films shown regularly to members in the Bonington

Theatre. To join contact Pauline Allan: 0115 967 6722 or pauline.allan1@ntlworld.com

Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. Light exercise (chair exercise) £3 inc. tea, biscuits & freshly prepared meal. Every Wed 11am-2pm. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958 3244 for more info.

Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 9939106 after 7pm for info. New members welcome.

Nottingham CHA Walking Group - would like to invite new members to local weekday or weekend walks further afield. For more details please call 0115 927 4869 or email: margnewell11@virginmedia.com.

Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely & want to get out and meet people in a social & friendly atmosphere? Come

along & meet us on the first Friday monthly @ 11am - Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For more info call Karen on 01949 843727 or karen.pye-smith@oddfellows.co.uk. All welcome.

Keep Fit Association - exercise for mature ladies. At Mapperley Community Centre every Tues 10.30am from Sept 6th. For more info 07979 866406 or 0115 943 0403 Seated Yoga Class - Thursdays 2-3pm at The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Free. New members very welcome. Call 0115 847 0551 or just turn up!


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We have a chairlift to classroom and IT suite on upper floor.

Places are limited so put your name down as soon as possible. There is a £10 registration fee, refundable within 3 months providing you attend your course. Courses commence January 2017. Generally, fees are now £4.00 per hour, payable on the first day of your course. If you receive benefits you may qualify for free learning; bring evidence of benefits with you on the first day of your course. For further information about course content and duration call into The CORE Centre or telephone for a chat.

Sight Clinic free Monday Monday 16 January 10.00 – 12.00(check dates for Nov, Dec, Jan) Carers Hub/Connect free every Third Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 in support of carers and those they care for Counselling Therapy with Lynda Britchford (Dip Hyp CS) nominal £5 per session by appointment Lauren Greenhalgh – Family Solicitor - free family legal advice clinic by appointment

Card Making Workshop

TUE 10.00 – 12.00 Bobbin Lace Making THUR 10.00 – 12.00 TUE 11.00 – 13.00 Computing Improvers Seated Yoga for Less Mobile TUE 13.00 – 15.00 THUR 14.00 – 15.00 (Free) French Next Stage Beginners TUE 13.15 – 15.15 Citizens Advice Bureau free Every Monday - limited appointments; first come, first served Hearing Clinic free Every First Thursday 1.15 – 2.15 pm Dementia Carers Club free Every Second Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 pm Stop Press!!! Stop Press!!!

Job Club (FREE) Sex, Lies & Relationships (Handwriting Analysis) Confidence & Assertiveness Note: starts 21/02/17 Computing for Beginners

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Formal Masked Valentine’s Ball

Rotary Club of Mapperley and Arnold

We 3 Geeks Podcast Goes From Strength to Strength

Saturday 11th February 2017 7:00 for 7:30pm (Carriages at 1:00am)

Colwick Hall

Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH

Supporting ‘Forever Stars’, a charity for bereaved parents of stillborn births. www.foreverstars.org Amazing live music from ‘TRISTRAM SHANDY’ Vocal Harmony Band - plus Disco, in the presence of ‘Forever Stars’ patron: Anne Davies (BBC Local News) Tickets available from: Richard Shacklock 07974 940019, Email: info@stewartandshacklock.co.uk or Richard Pannell 07860 394101 (before 31st January 2017)

Recording from a small front room in NG3 the “We 3 geeks” podcast is a fortnightly TV and film based podcast hosted by a ‘trio’ of four geeks - Jay, Tom, Grant and Andy. Although the name makes no sense, our heroes strive to entertain with film reviews, fun quizzes, topical questions, light hearted news and lots of friendly but entertaining banter. So who are the geeks? Firstly there’s geek Jay, host and driving force behind the group. Never short of an anecdote, opinion or really bad impression. Next there’s geek Tom, a man with a wide range in film tastes - he likes almost anything as long as its sci-fi. Then there’s geek Andy, the strong silent type (although he’s mostly quiet because he can’t get a word in edgeways). Finally there’s geek Grant, able to pick apart almost any plot and also the reason our name makes no sense!

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So join the geeks every fortnight as they cast their irreverent eyes over all things geeky in the world of TV and film. You can also join in with the discussion by following them on both their Facebook and Twitter accounts or visit their website: www.we3geekspodcast. com and of course always remember to “Stay Geeky”.

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The Savoy has majestically preserved the essence of the early days making any trip a real treat, and at only £18 for a family ticket* it’s very affordable too. If you are visiting as a couple then its newly refurbished big screen includes love seats designed especially for the Savoy and its customers to enjoy and snuggle up on. As well as offering the latest movies the Savoy streams live events such as The Royal Shakespeare Company productions and ‘Exhibition on Screen’ art events.

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Savoy are great for children’s birthday parties too, offering a private screening of a blockbuster film of your choice for as little as £150 for up to 30 children and 8 adults, 2 free cinema tickets for the birthday girl or boy and use of the party room immediately after the film.

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If you are involved in a choir, singing group or band then we would love to hear from you. You just need to email us at: ali@ngmagazines. org.uk by the first Friday of the month.

Want to sing more in 2017? Cranmer Company of Singers' annual Come & Sing event at Bottesford Church will take place on Good Friday - 14 April. Faure Requiem. Datesaver for now, turn up 4pm ‘ish, perform 7 ‛ish, in aid of charity, precise details later. Ravenshead Gilbert & Sullivan Society present the opera

"Patience" 14 - 18 February 2017

Ravenshead Village Hall

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matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 18th Feb only For tickets ring Karen Turner on 01623 796928 or email boxoffice@ravensheadgands. co.uk


Gem Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus - meet every Thurs at The Harrington Middle School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ; 7.30pm - 10pm. Please visit: www. gemconnection.org for more info or just pop along & see us at one of our rehearsals - you’ll be made most welcome. Bestwood Male Voice Choir - Do you enjoy singing? Enjoy making new friends & travelling to new places with them?Why not join Bestwood Male Voice Choir? Come to a rehearsal, no obligation or pressure, Tues from 7.30pm9.30pm at Bestwood Village Social Club. For more details contact Colin Pursglove on 0115 979 4842 or visit www. bestwoodmvc.org.uk Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit www. grandcentralchorus.com or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied. Sherwood Clarinets - an informal group that meets to play together on Tues, 7.45pm-9.45pm at Calverton Baptist Church Hall. During the year we arrange concerts to support charities. If you enjoy playing clarinet & are of Grade 4 standard or above, why not come along? Contact Sue: ellis. sue@hotmail.co.uk for more details. Sherwood Chorus - is a friendly, relaxed group of people who enjoy singing but do not read music. Meet every Mon (excl. Bank Holidays) 7-9pm at the Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood, NG5 2EN. Admission £2 towards room hire. Please email sherwoodchorus@gmail.com to ensure up-to-date details and for further information. Saturday Singers - singing is good for you. Come & try us. Members from all over Nottingham. Meet Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottm. 9.30am-12pm. No auditions, all welcome. Lunch available. Phone 0115 931 3965 or www. saturdaysingers.org.uk Lace City Chorus - UK/Netherlands’ Women’s 2014 Barbershop Champions - rehearsals every Weds, Frank Seely School, Calverton. All welcome. Singing courses held. Call Lynn 07909 684178. See www.lacecitychorus.org Carlton Male Voice Choir - Are you interested in singing? Come and join us. Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Gedling Road Methodist Church, NG4 3EX. For details call 0115 987 4941 or visit www.carltonmvc.org.uk The Major Oak Chorus - gents, sing in four part harmony with the MOC, every Tues at 7.30pm at Carlton Central School, Foxhill Rd, Carlton. For more info call Paul: 07966 910201 or visit: facebook.com/majoroakchorus Woodthorpe Singers - very warmly welcomes new members, all abilities. No auditions, no need to read music. Rehearsals in St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Mon, 8-9.30pm, term time only. For info contact our musical director Tina Hewitt on 07742 670732. The Carousel Singers - ladies choir, well est. singing a great variety of music. No auditions/no previous experience. Meet in Grangewood Church, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton on Fri, 7.157.30pm. For more info call Sue England on 0115 925 7928. Trent Valley Singers -a friendly mixed choir. Meet Thurs 1.30-3.30pm at Burton Joyce Comm.Church Hall. We sing a varied programme from classical to show songs. No auditions. Ability to read music not required. Call Heather 0115 844 0872 or Marjorie 0115 931 3965. Kings Community Choir - every Mon 7.30pm-9pm (term time). Open to everyone, come along, have a sing & bring friends. Kings Centre, NG5 7JX or call 0115 967 9997. Brinsley Community Choir - pop, soul, rock RnB. Now on Tues 7pm-9pm @ Brinsley Church, Church Ln, NG16 5AB. £5 per session. No audition process. For more info call Charlotte - 07581 020959. www.yourcommunitychoir.com Cranmer Company of Singers - want to sing more in 2017? Annual Come & Sing event at Bottesford Church on 14 April. Faure Requiem. Datesaver for now. More details later.

If you are looking at trying something a little bit different in the New Year, Gem Connection will be holding another very popular; Be A Gem For a Day Workshop on February 4th where you will learn to sing in unaccompanied four part harmony with a national medal winning chorus. For information and details of how to book your place or to see video clips from the last very successful workshop please visit: singwithgem@gemconnection. org or phone Maralyn on 07917 312281. Charity No. 1152040 Brinsley Community Choir has branched out to a children's choir. Musical director, Charlotte Mendly, has set up Singsation Children's Choir in Eastwood and their debut performance was in December. The group meet on a Saturday morning, 10am - 11am at Eastwood Town Hall. It is open to ages 5 - 14 and all abilities with no audition required. For further information contact Charlotte on 07581 020 959 or visit www.yourcommunitychoir.com

If one of your New Year resolutions is to join a choir, Bingham and District Choral Society offers you a friendly invitation to join us as we begin to rehearse for our 2017 Spring Concert, with music by Elgar, Parry, Vaughan Williams and Durufle. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday 4th January 2017 from 7.15 to 9.30 at Carnarvon Primary School, Nursery Road, Bingham. Contact us by e-mail for further information: choir@binghamchoral.org.uk or ring Valerie Morgan (Choir Secretary) on 0115 933 2353.

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What is so super about superfoods?

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o you know your maca from your matcha? Does camu camu confuse you?

Superfood powders are a rapidly growing section of the health food market but if you aren’t the smoothie sipping type then you may be oblivious to their existence. Here is a what’s what of the superfood world by registered nutritional therapist Eva Humphries. Before we begin this list, let’s focus on why you’d bother in the first place. After all our populations have existed and even thrived without that ancient berry from the depths of the rainforest that everyone on social media is buzzing about. The term superfood refers to a nutrient-rich food that is considered to be especially beneficial for health. Put simply, these foods can enhance our existing diets with great ease by adding essential vitamins and minerals that would otherwise be harder to obtain. Take baobab powder for example. Just two teaspoons has the same amount of vitamin C and twice as much fibre as an orange but unlike the orange you don’t have to peel it. Think of superfood powders as the latest convenience foods with the great exception that they are actually good for you.

Maca Grown high in the mountains of South America, this root is a distant cousin of broccoli and is especially prized for its adaptogenic benefits. Adaptogens are

thought to adapt to your bodies needs during times of stress by supporting the adrenal gland (the part of your body that is responsible for releasing the stress hormones).

Baobab This African fruit originates from the “tree of life” and dries naturally on its branches. It is high in Vitamin C which can contribute to better immune function and healthy skin.

Matcha Matcha is a finely ground, pure green tea powder. Originally cultivated by Zen Buddhists, matcha is thought to bring greater mental clarity.

Camu camu Grown on small bushy trees in the Amazon region, this cherry-like fruit is dried and ground to produce an antioxidant-rich powder. It is thought to be especially beneficial for the immune system and for repair.

Mushrooms Reishi, chaga, lion’s mane and maitake are all medicinal mushrooms that are growing in popularity thanks to their varied applications. They are adaptogenic, some evidence suggests they may contribute to lowering cholesterol and they strengthen the immune system.

Eva Humphries is a Nottingham based nutritionist, founder of Wholefood Warrior and appreciator of good food. Eva holds health and wellbeing talks on topics including the basics of nutrition, improving energy and detoxing. Visit www.wholefoodwarrior.co.uk for more information.

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Time for a Change? The decorations have been packed away for another year and by now the days are starting to get longer, even if only imperceptibly so right now. For many people, minds start turning to the idea of making changes in their lives. Some of you will no doubt be sick of the mention of New Year’s resolutions – maybe you make them every year and watch your resolve crumble a few hours into the first week, day even! Maybe others hate even the mention of resolutions and don’t make them and don’t intend to either. But for many, the start of a new year is like a fresh blank page just waiting to be written or drawn on. It’s a natural break in time, which can look like a good opportunity to make changes. That is how a new year always feels for me – a great opportunity to make positive changes in life, a chance to make this upcoming year the best one yet!

wedding) that makes training for a marathon best left until you have more time to give to it. It might be that right now isn’t the best time to get stuck into your life changes but a few months down the line will be better for you.

So how can you go about making sure that your resolutions for 2017 are your most successful yet?

Many life and business coaches recommend the SMART method of goal setting to help you achieve your goals. To utilise this method, you need to ensure that your goals are Specific (well defined rather than vague); Measurable (so you know that you have reached your goal), Achievable (not overreaching); Realistic (learning Italian = realistic, holidaying on the moon = maybe not so much) and finally,Time-bound (the date by which you want to have achieved your goal).

Firstly, it is a good idea to have a think about what is coming up in the year ahead and what you want to achieve. Is right now the best time to try to achieve these goals? Is there anything coming up in the year ahead that is likely to interfere with your plans for the year – or the flip side of that, is there something coming up in the year ahead that you want to have made life changes prior to? Maybe you want to learn to speak basic Italian before your dream trip to Rome in July or lose weight before your stint as a bridesmaid in September. Or alternatively, when you look at the months ahead, maybe you have so much going on (maybe a house move or planning a

Secondly, think about what exactly it is that you wish to achieve. Visualisation is a good technique to help you to work out what you would like to achieve and how it might make you feel when you have achieved your goal. If you sit and picture the “new you” in your mind, in as much detail as possible, you will get a good sense of what you want to achieve. Does it feel as good as you thought it would? Will it provide what you are looking for in life?

However, you don’t need to wait for a new year or spring or any specific date to make positive change to your life – any day can be a good day to make changes if that is what you think you need to do to lead your best life.

Marie Scott is a CBT therapist and psychotherapist, based at Maple House Clinic in Eastwood, NG16 3BD. She deals with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and anger amongst many others. For more information about Marie and the issues she can help with, please visit www.chrysalistherapyservices.co.uk or give her a call on 07791 894227. Marie provides all clients a safe and confidential space in which to deal with their issues.


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Introducing... NG United

NG United is a new local football club that play at Bestwood Country Park. Ian Donaldson and Danny Stevenson started the club and now manage the older teams. They have done an amazing job getting this new club off the ground. Local businessman Richard Fletcher, who owns K & A Installations, sponsors the U8s, providing them with a new kit, balls and training equipment. Fantastic new training tops were provided by Central Fire & Security. Richard, who also manages the U8s along with Paul Swift says; “It’s not just about the football. The team has started lots of new friendships between parents as well as kids.” So far the U8s have had a great season with a 100% win record. Richard hopes to continue to support the team and is appealing for new players for next season. If you are interested then please contact NG United through their facebook page.

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Diwali Surprise For Deputy Head Teacher!

Porchester Junior School children learnt all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights by taking part in various cultural lessons during their school day back in October. But for Deputy Head teacher at the school, Mrs Anne Ingle, there was an extra surprise organised by one of her pupils. Sukhraj Landa, who is 9 years old, had spent some time the previous day with his mum, putting together a full Bollywood outfit for Mrs Ingle to wear at school! Sukhraj said, “I helped my mum choose the sari and the jewellery for Mrs Ingle, and then my mum came into school to help her get ready on the day. We did it because when Halloween is celebrated, Diwali is too and my school was holding a special day to learn about it. Everyone tried some Bollywood dancing, I haven’t tried it before but I really enjoyed it.” Josie Pangilinan, a professional dancer turned teacher took the Bollywood class and said that both boys and girls quickly pick up the steps. “We started by learning some of the cultural background and origins of Bollywood and then went onto learn some of the dances. All of the classes I have taken here at Porchester have been brilliant with everyone really joining in, learning and having a fun dance class at the same time.” Mrs Ingle, ever the one to lead from the front took part in the dancing and looked the part, thanks to Mrs Landa, “I was touched by Mrs Landas kindness, she came in on her day off and dressed me in her brand-new sari, I felt like a princess! The children really enjoyed exploring Diwali and how it is celebrated and we all especially loved the Bollywood dancing.”

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KIDS DIARY

If you run a group or club for kids 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 (150 characters) per edition. Call 0115 9269777 or email: ali@ngmagazines.org.uk Tiny Talk - baby signing & toddler talk classes - teach your baby how to communicate before they can talk & then help with their developing speech & language. Suitable from birth - 3yrs. Enjoy a fun hour with your little one(s), learn a new skill, make new friends & eat chocolate biscuits! Call Claire, 07890 896889 or visit www.tinytalk.co.uk/claireba Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap, Ballet & Modern Theatre classes. Every Monday, Central Methodist Church, Hucknall. There has never been a more exciting time to enrol. Perform in our dance show extravaganza to be held at the Nottingham Royal Convert Hall Sunday 25th June 2017. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit www.marciajones.co.uk Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Mon, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Comm. Centre. 9.45am - 10.45am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599 or Ruth on 07779 699564 or www.shakerattleandrhyme@weebly.com Air Cadets - 138 Sqn, Carlton TA Centre, Carlton, NG4 3DX. Tues & Thurs 6.45pm-9pm. Girls & boys 12-17yrs. Drill, flying, sports, adventure training, DofE, BTECs & more. Tel: 0115 940 4308 St Judes Toddler Group - Tues & Thurs (term time only), 9.30am - 11.15am at St Judes Church Hall, Woodborough Rd. Call Jenny on 0115 985 6131. Dance Divaz - Dance for fun to latest chart hits and get fit at the same time. Classes priced £4 each from age 3 to adults, held every Monday at Arnold Welfare (opp Greyhound pub). Also Street classes with J on a Friday at Arnold Mill School age from 6 to 18. For class times and more information see www.dancedivaz.co.uk or call 07954 418481. Iona School Toddler Group - a gentle & supportive session for parents/carers and their little ones. Tues & Wed 9.30am - 11.30am (term time only) at Iona School, 310 Sneinton Dale. Call 0115 941 5295 or www.theionaschool.org.uk. We are a registered charity. Mapperley Methodist Playgroup - Every Thurs 10am - 12 at Mapperley Methodist Church, Woodborough Rd, Mapperley (ring for Hall). Relaxed play for babies and toddlers. £2 per family, includes tea and biscuits. Contact Elaine on 07815 026650. Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Mon (except Bank Holidays) 10-12. Friendly, busy group. Suitable from bump to sitting babies only. Small play area with baby toys. Various events organised. Some weeks “chill and chat”. FREE admission. Contact Paula for details 07967 252784 or paula@babydaze.me St Jude’s Youth Club - Wednesdays, 6-8pm (term time only) for 11-16 yrs. 50p entry. For more details please visit www.stjudesyouth.org.uk 1st Nottingham Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association- Every Monday night (term time): 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Open to all ages 5-18 yrs - boys and girls. At St Andrew’s Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham, NG3 5AD. Contact: bbga@standrewsnottm.org.uk or 0115 912 0098 Forest Kids Nottingham - every Thursday 10am - 12 noon at Woodthorpe Grange Park. Meet at the Mansfield Road gates for nature activities, games and general mucking about in the fresh air. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/forestkidsnotts or email: forestkidsnotts@gmail.com Little Lambs Baby & Toddler Group- A fun & friendly group for babies and pre-schoolers. Mon 9.30-11.30am & Fri 2-4pm (term time) at The Good Shepherd Church Social Centre, 3 Thackeray’s Lane,NG5 4HT. £3 per family. E: little.lambs@virginmedia.com, visit www.facebook.com/ littlelambswoodthorpe or follow on Twitter @littlelambsng5 Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: nottinghamseacadets@live.co.uk W: http://units.ms-sc.org/nottingham. Tues & Thurs eves 7pm - 9.15pm. 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 www.absolutetriathlonclub.co.uk for more information. Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - Indoor at Basford Bar Lane Community Centre, Unit B1, Bar Lane Ind Est, Bar La, NG6 0JA. Oct-March. Mon 6-7pm soft ball & 7-8pm hard ball net. Fri 6.307.30pm club training night. New members always welcome. Contact Andrew Claye 07834 488663 Air Cadets - 2418 Sherwood Squadron - activities include flying, gliding, shooting.For 13-18yr olds. Tues & Thurs 7-9pm. Wesley St, Carrington. Tel: 0115 962 3318 or ww.2418atc.org Good Shepherd Pre-School - OFSTED registered for children aged 30 mths upwards. Children from all families welcome, with places available now. 15 mths group; parents & toddlers welcome. Weds 1-3pm £3.Please contact Melanie Saunders on 07971 382837 for more information. Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 5pm - 6pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.8yrs +. For more info call 0115 808 4508 or visit www.carltonlifesavingclub.btck.com Gedling Colliery Cricket Club - run Kwik cricket sessions for 7-11 yrs, along with hardball teams for 11-15yrs. Contact Andrew on 07891 654978 for details.


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Talk To Us About Hate Crime Nottinghamshire Police are committed to tackling hate crime and treat all hate crime seriously. You should not have to put up with hate crime so please report every incident to us. Hate crime is any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by you or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate. It can take many forms but it’s most commonly seen when a person acts differently towards you because of racism, homophobia, transphobia, disability, religion, belief or gender. We will listen to your concerns and support you to stop it from happening. If you are a victim of hate crime you may feel isolated, vulnerable, angry, frustrated and helpless. It’s important to know that you’re not alone and there are people who can help you.

Chief Constable Sue Fish said “I’m delighted that we are leading the way towards tackling misogyny in all its forms. It’s a very important aspect of the overall hate crime work being conducted and one that will make Nottinghamshire a safer place for all women. “What women face, often on a daily basis, is absolutely unacceptable and can be extremely distressing. Nottinghamshire Police is committed to taking misogynistic hate crime seriously and encourages anyone who is affected by it to contact us without hesitation. “The work we are doing with Nottingham Women’s Centre is so valuable and I am looking forward to continuing that work.” If you have been a victim of hate crime call your local police on 101.

In 2016 Nottinghamshire Police was the first force in the country to recognise misogyny as a hate crime

Find your Safer Neighbourhoods team by entering your postcode on the homepage of www. nottinghamshire.police.uk

Special Constabulary Recruitment - Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable? To find out more about our pre-recruitment awareness events please contact us on 101 ext: 800 2429 or visit www.nottinghamshire.police.uk and follow the Specials link


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Blinds/Curtains/Shutters Bella Blinds 44 Just Shutters 50 Building / Roofers / Fascias AKJ Contracts 42 Arnold Building & Roofing 48 B & P Paving 43 Bilborough Building 22 DMI Roofing 31 Ernehale Roofing 35 John White Builders 34 Midlands RCS 80 Notts Building & Roofing 25 Nottingham No Leak 41 Nottm Roofing Service 46 Peak Building Ltd 32 J Power Builders 39 Premier Roofing Sols 51 PG Stapleton 17 W A Builders 21

Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 40

Music Tuition Robert Doughty Guitar

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Electricians Steve Earnshaw DElectrix D J Hill Electrical J.A.N Electrical Perkins & Son

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Opticians Specsavers

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Oven Cleaning/Repairs Ovenu

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Equestrian Martins Farm

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Fireplaces/Woodburners/ Stoves Homesweep 18 Stonebridge Fireplaces 49 Flooring/Carpets Brightwood Flooring The Little Carpet Co.

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Foot Health Fixing Feet @ Home Suzanne Gratton-Fisher

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Funeral Directors/Plans Notts Funeral Services 13

Burial Grounds Tithe Green

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Business Support NBV Enterprise Centre

Garage Repairs/Doors JB Doors

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Gardening/Groundwork/ Paving All Ground Services Anderson Gardening B & P Paving DF Garden & Property Heatherview Landscapes James Joseph LittleGreen Landscapes Marriots Gardens Smart Blox Walkerscapes WRS

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Car Sales/Repairs/Parts Kens Auto Spares 69 Promech 47 Care/Support Services New Day Club Notts City Homes

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Chimney Sweeps Homesweep Supersweep

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Cleaners:Homes, Windows, Carpets, Drives, Cars Aquablast 23 Chewing Services 39 Derwent Cleaning 32 Dustbusters 40 JWS Window Cleaning 17 MJ Cleaning 31 Red Carpet Cleaning 51 Taylor Made Valeting 39

Gas Engineer MCB Plumbing & Heating 39 Thermix 35

Complementary Therapies Heal @ Home 69 Computer Repairs/Sales Sola 56 Dance/Drama classes Notts Hospice Simply Dance Start Dancing Studio 3

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Day Nurseries/Pre Schools Hollies Day Nursery 79 Dentists/Denture Clinics Kevin Manners 69 Sherwood Dental Care 71 Domestic Appliance Engineers C. Moore Ltd Notts Appliance Repairs

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Plumbing,Heating, Air Con Agua Gas 21 P.Byrne 45 B & M Plumbing 49 Coles P & H 32 PHS Plumbing 50 Stonebridge 46 Tony Jones Plumbing 28 Woodthorpe Plumbing 41 Property Maintenance Services DD Joinery DF Garden & Property M A Britton JJ’s Jobs The Task Master

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Removals/House Clearance ACS Removals 17 Restaurants/Takeaways/Bars Georges Fish & Chip Kitchen 53 Schools/Colleges New College Notts

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Scooters/Electric Bikes Kens Auto Spares 69 Solicitors Rothera Sharp

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Tiling/Tile Retailers Grout & About JNB Tiling

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Health & Fitness Gedling Leisure SFW Ladies Gym Pilates with Claire

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Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees Woodthorpe Trees WRS

45 42 25

Home Improvements Colin Allen Handyman Jason Craddock Man about the House Tony Smith Handyman

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Travel Agents Forest Travel

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Joiners/Timberwork Beecroft Joiners DD Joiners Glen Myers M.Thompson

Tuition/Courses The Core Centre Language Tuition

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Upholstery Oak Tree Upholstery

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Ladies Fashion Mazzi’s Boutique

Vets Oak House Vets

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Locksmiths Chris Tyas

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Will Writers ALH Legal Rothera Sharp

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Glass Specialist Sines Glass

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