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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


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free time 12 adult community diary 14,15 looking good, feeling great 17 safer neighbourhoods 20 business, IT & opportunities 21 sudoku puzzle 22 special occasions 23 what’s on this Xmas? 26,27 home and garden 28 crossword 34 kids 53 kids diary 54 where’s Santa? 56 classifieds 58 useful information 60 puzzle solutions 60 index / list of advertisers 62

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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.

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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).

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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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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: 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 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, face-toface advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david.hall@ Sherwood Stroke Club - meets every fortnight on Fridays 10.30am - 2pm. United Reform Church Hall, Edwards Lane, Sherwood. Offering friendship & support. New members welcome. For details call 0115 962 6410 or 0115 926 7853.

Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: eve@

Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit www.mariecurie. for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. 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:

Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Kevin or Alison on 0115 962 1153

Carer’s Support Group - meet alternate Fridays 10am - 12pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Kevin or

Alison: 0115 962 1153.

Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - meet the last Friday every month, 11am -1pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact the Arthritis Care Office: 0115 952 5522.

Nottingham Self Help Group for People who Stammer - meet alternate Tuesdays at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Mathew: 0115 953 2177.

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.

Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like

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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.

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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: 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: 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) 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.

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.

Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. 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:

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:

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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 just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Prospect Players - meet at 7.30pm on Tues & Fri at the Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold from September to May. For more info call Donna Atherton on 953 2049 or visit 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 Yoga Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. Yoga exercise (chair exercise) £3 including tea, biscuits & freshly prepared meal.. Every Tues 11am -2pm. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958 3244 for more information. 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 Wednesday Lunch Club - Arnold Methodist Church. Cooked meal, company & friendship. Contact Mavis Flewitt on 952 0919. Woodthorpe W.I - meets 1st Monday of the month (except January) @ Good Shepherd Church Hall, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact 0115 993 1796. Indian Classical Dance - one to one or small groups sessions. £5 per hr. Call Aparna on 920 3319/07737 897720. 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.

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 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 0115 914 1076 or 0115 915 9119.

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 Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Jan 22 - Ayurvedic Cleansing; Feb 26 - Cranio-sacral therapy; March 26 - Philip Humphries; April 23 - Korean Hand Therapy. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Card Club - a new card playing club based on the game TICHU. More simple & fun than bridge, more challenging & strategic than poker. Come & learn with us. Monthly meetings TBA. Contact:

Arnold Branch of the U3A - meet at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Arnold Methodist Church - Chairman 0115 920 1160 or visit

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. 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: or phone Paul on 9404147.

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 two weeks on Thursday eve at Pond Hills Community Centre. Photography skills from the complete beginner to the accomplished amateur. For more info call Phil Howcroft on 0115 956 3850. Card Making & Paper Craft Classes - held monthly in Arnold. If you can get a crowd together I can come to you! Contact Victoria to book 07748 707845 or

Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday

evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Janet-0115 9375861.

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.

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: 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

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 Sherwood Community Centre - Mansfield Rd. Tel: 0115 962 1153 for more information on a range of activities or room hire. Sherwood Craft Group - is a small friendly group of crafters. We cover a wide variety of crafts. For full details please phone Alma on 0115 841 0144.

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 Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities & help in your local community, nationally & internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Tues in month 7pm-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733.

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 A bientot. 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 insirational gardens. Further info: or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/ Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society. Every Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre. £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome. 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. 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. Art Craft - Sherwood Depot Activity Centre, Melrose St (behind the old bus depot) - Art Craft, Music, Languages, Dance, Self improvement. Join in or hire space yourself. Tel: Jane or Jeremy 0115 985 6777. 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 City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU opposite the Fiveways pub on Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit or leave a message on 07972 424052. New members welcome, first 3 vists free. Drawing & Painting Classes - at Sherwood Textile Workshop on Mansfield Road, Sherwood. Classes to learn how to use oil paint, watercolours, acrylics and Chinese brush painting. Thursday and Friday evenings 6.30 to 9.30. We also do life drawing on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6pm. For more info call Peter on 0115 931 2422.

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.

Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues morning 7 - 8.30am at The Park Inn, Mansfield Road. For more info call Alan Bush on 07833 232215.

Coffee Morning - every Tuesday - 10am til 1pm. Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church, 173-175

Carlton Road, NG3 2FX. Meditation Classes - Weekly on Mondays, 7.30 - 9pm. Drop-in classes suitable for all, includes guided meditations and a short walk on aspects of positive thinking based on Buddhist teachings. Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 5 Pelham Road, Sherwood Rise, NG5 1AP. Tel: 0115 985 7356 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.


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Be a good neighbour when the snow arrives says County Council With winter just around the corner, Nottinghamshire householders are being urged to be good neighbours and help keep roads, paths and pavements clear if and when the snow arrives. And they are also being asked to check that any elderly or disabled neighbours are all right in the cold weather. Nottinghamshire County Council is encouraging people to play their part in keeping the county on the move by following the Government’s Snow Code -- which gives clear advice on clearing snow and ice safely.

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The Chorus have now had the official invite to represent the British Barbershop Association in the International Competition in Toronto next July, increasing the flurry of activity in trying to organise money raising events. Watch this space.... To book singers for your special event call Peter on 01530243822 or e-mail: publicity.gcc@gmail. com. Any number of singers can be provided from four to forty. Fees are negotiable and quality is guaranteed. Sponsorship is also being sought. The Chorus are successful, perform publicly on a regular basis, often for charitable organisations and will be appearing in Canada in the above International competition. Any organisation interested in supporting this registered charity please contact Nelson on 07967091202 or Mitch on 07866519837 or e-mail as above. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening at 7.15pm in Harrington School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. You are welcome to visit whether you are a prospective singer, agent, audience, sponsor or just looking for free entertainment. See the website for further information.

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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. 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. Christmas shopping is stressful enough without having to do it all over again because a thief has stolen gifts from your car. 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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Hello Ladies, I hope that you’re all well and have managed to enjoy our English summer months! (Short but sweet) Well, now it’s time to do some REAL shopping because if there’s one thing that we can be sure of, it’s that you’ll get plenty of wear from your Autumn/Winter wardrobe! So what is on trend for the coming months? Lots of Blues.... Navy blue, Royal blue all shades of blue. I think blue is quite a neglected colour - it’s not been a fashionable colour for a long time but is actually as versatile as black. Navy mixes and matches with most colours, it looks great with winter white, reds and even all the taupe, rusty colours that are also very popular this season. Textures.... a must have is leather/ leatherette teamed with tweeds, angora, cashmere or any great wool textures. I wasn’t quite sure how this look would go in Boutique 11 so I just bought a little taste of it .... I’ve already sold out and re-stocked; jeggings, trousers skirts and tunic dresses in leatherette! I can hear some of you out there already saying...”I’m far too old for that look”. Please let me stress once again ... it’s not what you wear but how you wear it and what you team it with!!!! A perfectly fitting leather/ leatherette tunic or skirt looks fantastic teamed with a lovely mohair sweater or good quality long sleeved t-shirt, a great scarf and some lovely warm 80 denier coloured tights this is a fabulous look on most ladies!

For the not so daring .... A great pair of quality jeggings teamed with a wow factor long sparkly chunky sweater, some flat loafers/brogues or boots and you will be right on trend. Long/short pretty much any length waistcoats or gillet are also in fashion, maybe with a little fur (not real) or leather trim. I personally love sleeveless jackets as they’re still really warm but don’t make you feel restricted. A note for my existing customers (and you know who you are) ... I’m trying REALLY hard to get some furry, fingerless gloves again this year as I couldn’t get enough of them last year! Also the fur boot cuffs which pop around the top of any boot to TOTALLY change the look and give the impression that you’ve spent a fortune on a new pair of trendy boots. Boots are coming in all different shapes, lengths and heel sizes - everything from beautiful flat riding boots to black patent dress boots, to stressed looking cowboy boots to bright red with lots of fur ski boots (in store now). For those of you that haven’t yet made it up to the Boutique 11 please come along and take a look, you’ll find a great variety of sizes and prices for ALL ages. I really mean that! My customers are daughters, mothers and grandmothers all going out with lovely, lovely clothes that they not only feel trendy in but suit their age and size! Hopefully see you soon. Happy shopping and be safe in those coming winter months Penny x Boutique 11 0115 960 2006


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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. 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.


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The historic Japanese Water Gardens at Bestwood Country Park have been given a makeover thanks to local volunteers. Gedling Borough Council’s Park’s Development Team working in partnership with the friends of Bestwood Country Park, the Monday Volunteers and local interested residents helped to tidy up the ornamental gardens and prevent it deteriorating back under brambles and leaf mould. The Japanese water gardens are a historical ornamental area of the park. They were commissioned by the Duke of St Albans family during the early 20th century and were designed using stone, water and Japanese trees and planting. Bestwood Country Park is owned and maintained by Gedling Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. Cllr Jim Creamer, portfolio holder for environment at Gedling Borough Council said: “The Japanese water gardens are a significant and historical part of Bestwood Country Park. It is really important for us to try to restore them back to its former glory. With the help of volunteers, we can invest time in developing our parks which we want to present as best we can to visitors. If any other business or school would like to help us restore our parks or any community projects, we encourage you to get in touch with us.” If you would like to join The friends of bestwood country park or want to be involved in future volunteer sessions, then please contact Jane Richardson on 0115 901 3963 or e-mail parks@


The Nottingham Centre’s winter meetings got off to a good start in September. Topics so far have included a talk by Pam Littlewood, a local author, about the inspiration for her work: National Trust Gardens: and Stories of the Workhouse, by the Southwell Storytellers. The last meeting for 2012, on December 13th at the Mechanics, 7.30pm, will offer an insight into the activities of the various sub-groups throughout the year (Garden Group, Walking Group, Local History Group), followed by a Dramatic Entertainment entitled, ‘The Christmas Excursion,’ which will be presented by members of the committee. Don’t miss it! The New Year opens on January 10th, 2013, with a talk by Kevin Topham – The Secret of Sherwood Forest. (Mechanics, 2.15pm.) On Wednesday 24th January, at 7.30pm, Marion Wallwork (Nottingham Centre Chairman) will give a talk entitled ‘From Waddesden to Workhouse’ about National Trust and non- National Properties that fall between these two extremes. 14th February, at 2.15pm Colin Hobday will talk about North Yorkshire – a look at the moors, minsters, and coastline of this fascinating region. 28th February, at 7.30pm – Dr. Donald Hawthorne will talk about ‘Antiques of Tomorrow’. All meetings take place at The Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Admission: £2 members, £3 visitors. For information about joining the Nottingham Centre (which is affiliated to National Trust), contact Mrs.Heather Brooks, 0115 9436272.

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Art Group * Concerts * Drawing * Salsa Sherwood Writers Group * Pilates Life Drawing * Spanish * Thai Chi Yoga * Exhibitions * Laughter Club Pottery * Sculpting * Oil Painting Nottingham Clarion Choir

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GEM Connection Ladies Barbershop Harmony Chorus prepared for battle of the barbers and how we battled! The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) holds a National Convention annually with many choruses taking part each year. Each chorus is marked on their choice of music, presentation and quality of the singing. GEM Connection have practised hard and hope the improvements and new techniques we learnt have shown. GEM performed amazingly in a well fought contest and got a score of 74.9% placing them third. Well done to everyone in the competition As preparation for the Convention, GEM performed at Biddulph Music Festival on 8 October and came away with first place. Again, we hope everyone enjoyed themselves and are proud of their accomplishments. GEM hosted a fantastic festive ladies evening on 12 November with an ever – successful handbag auction and surprise singers! Congratulations to everyone who made it a successful night and thanks to everyone who came. If you would like to be informed of any other events, please contact Flin (details below). On 30 November, GEM’s Charity Concert took place at the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Club, and with a fabulous attendance and equally fabulous singing, it was a hit! Thank you to everyone who came and took part. The Chorus meets every Thursday from 7:30pm at Harrington Junior School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. If you would like to find out more, come along to a rehearsal, become part of the mailing list or book us for an event, please email pro@gemconnection. org or contact Flin Tubby on 07545 316 986. Come along and see how GEM sparkles!

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Introducing the new Nottingham North Kip McGrath Education Centre at 35a Plains Road, Mapperley

You may have already heard the name Kip McGrath Education Centres – we are a wellestablished, worldwide professional tutoring organisation with over 250 centres in the UK. Throughout the East Midlands Kip McGrath have many successful testimonials and are often recommended by parents and teachers. We have just opened a brand new Kip McGrath Education Centre in Mapperley where we offer top quality, after-school tuition for children aged 5 to 18, in a purpose-created learning environment. We run classes in the afternoons after school, together with Saturday mornings and can also provide classes tailored to help students prepare for GCSE and A Levels.. We begin with a free, no obligation assessment and the tutoring is at affordable and competitive rates. We are currently in the process of Ofsted

registration which will mean parents will be able to use Tax Credits to pay for lessons. Children of all abilities are taught by experienced, fullyqualified teachers using proven materials. Students enjoy following their own individuallydesigned programme and progress quickly with lots of praise and encouragement. There is a maximum class size of 5, and in this environment, students are motivated to een succeed so only b h t n has self-esteem and McGra My so ip K ing Nor th attend am confidence grow, gh and Nottin eeks g, ree w which in turn for th e is improvin d h n enables them to already confidence a y er full of ly enjoying ev d cope and learn gh foun o ls thorou a have better in school. ers sson. I re off

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Professional tuition in maths and English ages 5-18 GCSE, AS/A level and 11+ entrance exam tutoring. We are awaiting our Ofsted registration when parents will be able to use working tax credits and childcare vouchers.

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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:

Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Monday, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Community Centre. 10am-11am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599.

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 & modern music ever written! Come & see why this makes us different. We meet every Wed eve in Carlton. See: or call Michael Overbury on 01636 702054.

Street Dance Classes - Culcha street dance for girls & The Force break dance classes for boys. Age 8 - 18yrs. Various times and venues. For more details call Gedling Borough Council on 0115 901 3605, email: arts& or look on Magical Movers - singing dancing and having fun in Sherwood, Mapperley and Arnold. Call Hannah on 07973 616793 - Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 4.30 - 6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.9yrs +. For more info call Dave 0115 961 4114 or Shirley 0115 956 8395 or visit Rainbows, Brownies & Guides groups

- call Sarah Spencer 854 5006.

- call 952 3617. Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap & Ballet Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Beavers, Cub & Scout groups

Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit

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. Discover, Explore and Create Kids Art Group - at The Place Activity Centre, Sherwood. Be creative and imaginative using a range of different art materials and techniques. Take you Discover and Explore Arts Awards. 7-9yrs Saturday (term time) 9.30-10.30am. 10-11yrs Sat (term time) 10.45-11.45am. Age ranges & sessions are flexible for siblings. First session FREE. Contact Natasha 07742 949582 or email:

Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs 7pm - 9.15pm. 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

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. Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10 - 12. Friendly, busy group. Suitable from bump to crawling. Small play area with baby toys. Special offers during the group. Various events organised. Some weeks “chill and chat”. FREE admission. Contact Paula for details 07967 252784 or

MESSY CHURCH- Fun activities and creative worship for the whole family followed by lunch. 10.45am - 1pm, second Saturday of the month at Sherwood Methodist Church. Call Rev Paul Worsnop on 0115 953 1186 for more information. Guitar and Bass Tuition - with Richard Woodward. All styles, acoustic and electric, beginners to advanced. Tel: 0115 960 9421



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 07800 633101 or email:


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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.

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Proposed New Free School Welcomed Hundreds of local residents attended public meetings to show their support for proposals to open a new secondary free school in 2014 to serve the communities in Sherwood, Carrington, Mapperley and Arnold.

in the north of the city and provide parents with more choice when it comes to selecting secondary education for their children. The school will promote high academic standards for students of all abilities.

The proposal, by Nottinghamshire-based education experts The Torch Academy Gateway Trust, is intended to provide additional capacity and broaden parental choice in an area of Nottinghamshire where perceived demand for places currently outstrips supply.

“The Nottingham Free School will be a specialist Science and Creative Arts school. We are feeding on Nottingham’s considerable reputation for creativity, as evidenced in plans for the creation of a Creative Quarter, formalised by the current government under new 'City Deals' initiative.” “We invite parents/carers of pupils in Years 4 and 5 to attend a series of public meetings in Arnold, Sherwood and Carrington so that we can share our exciting plans.”

John Tomasevic John Tomasevic, Chief Executive of The Torch Academy Gateway Trust, explains: “Our proposal is designed to complement the existing secondary education infrastructure

The new free school will accept up to 120 Year 7 students for entry in September 2014. The school will only be accepting Year 7 students in the first year and will build year by year, with an eventual number on roll of 600 students by September 2018. Register your interest now at

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Sell your unwanted items for FREE. Call 0115 926 9777 MUZZY French Course Level 1. BBC children’s french course. DVDs, books etc. As new. Cost over £100. £25. 07800 633101 Silk Bridle Bouquets. Brand new, ex-display. From £20. 0115 963 1854 Jug & Wash Bowl. Pink with flowers. £10.

07934 784501 Chrome Vegetable Basket. Three tier, round, on castors. £5. 07934 784501 Sadler Beetroot Faced Bowl with Lid. £10. 07934 784501 Henderson Garage Door. 7ft x 7ft up and

over. White. Includes frames, fittings & remote controls. Good condition. £350. 01623 488065 Triumph Spitfire Mark 4. 1970. Red. Hard & soft top. Excellent condition. £3,000. 01623

488065 Peugeot 2000 (Starfire) Motorhome. 2

berth. All mod cons. Inc. bike rack, awning. Low mileage. Offers over £11,000. 0115 938 3683 Flymo Lawn Vacuum. As new. £30. 0115

926 7425 John Lewis Beech Dining Table & Chairs. Extending gate leg table. L30cm -

145cm, W92cm. Chairs are beech with chrome legs. Only £200. 0115 953 1841

Motorcycle Cargo Camo Rucksack.

Unused xmas present. Padded straps. £40.

07894 078815 Carrera Crossfire Ladies Hybrid Cycle.

Alloy 16 frame. 27 gears. All Shimano Deore equipment. Suspension front forks. Sella Sadle. VGC. £130ono. 01623 484091

T Sport Kickboxing Black Leather 16oz Boxing Gloves, Head Guard & Foot Guards. £60 ono.07894 078815 TOP TEN Bayflex Full Face Head Guard. For boxing or martial arts. Never used, still packaged. £55. 07894 078815 Nokia X6 Smartphone. Boxed with all accessories. Perfect Working order.Needs new lock slider button. £55. 07894 078815

WANTED - MINI DISC player/recorders

Esp. long players. If yours is not being used I can put it to good use. Will collect. 07951 127527

WANTED. Vauxhall Opel Astra and Landrover

Freelander for spares. 5 doors. Years between 1990 to 2000 for Opel & 2000 to 2003 for Freelander. No MOT needed. Cash payment up to £300. 07582 632633 WANTED. 4 Stroke Petrol Strimmer. 07894

078815 IXS Skar Leather Gortex Motorcycle Trousers. Unworn. Size 38-40 (euro 58). £100 ono. 07894 078815 EBC FA 174 HH Rear Motorcycle Brake Pads. Unopened. £15. 07894 078815 Royal Dalton Tea Set. Blue. £30. 0115 993 9095 Denby Tea Set. Includes 2 trifle dishes. Blue. £40. 0115 993 9095 Carver Wooden Chair. Lovely condition. £40. 0115 993 9095 Table Lamp Includes Shade. £20. 0115 993 9095 Brand New Shower Door Standard tray. £40. 07960 639060 Railway Modeller Magazines. 24 copies from Jan 2010 to Dec 2011. £10. 01623 793849 Rabbit Hutch. With felt roof. 4ft long x 2ft6”. Unused. £35. 0115 962 4276 Garden Gate. 4ft6” high x 3ft wide. Treated. Unused. £15. 0115 962 4276 Blue Ferplast Guinea Pig Cage. Width 74cm, Depth 42cm. VGC. £10. 0115 962 1173 Shower Cubicle Glass Door. With white frame. W23.5 x 71”. Excellent condition. Nearly new. £50 ono. 01636 611115





Unopened 5ltr tin. £30. 07894 078815

Murphy 19” widescreen LCD TV. With dvd & dvb ipod/iphone dock. Used but as new. Boxed. Cost £300 selling for £150. 07833 311101 Brother Phone, Fax, Scanner, Printer All in one. MFC-640CW. Includes instructions. £20. 0115 926 9777 Playtex Girdle. Suspended. Brand new. Size 20-22. Was £35 will accept £20. 0115 968 0408.

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All correct answers will be entered into a draw. The winner will be notified by Monday 7 January 2013. The tickets are for the performance on Saturday 19 January at 10.30am.

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Do you want to play football for a local team? Sherwood Under 12 girls team (Yr 7) needs more players. Call Dave Potter on 0791 2624794 or e: no experience required just a love of football! To find out more about the club go to

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Some we have already taken on board; money off vouchers, more competitions, interviews with local traders Some we are working on right now; bringing back top tips page, restaurant offers Others are all noted and will be considered at a later date. Thanks to all of you who have agreed to help us on an ongoing basis with our spot checking. There's the chance to win a tenner every other month for answering a very quick phone call. If you missed the questionnaire but would like to be on our call list there is still time.

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Alans Accounting Select Accountancy

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Aerials/TVs/Home Cinema Ist Astral Aerials Phil Chapman New Wave Aerials TV Confused

Bathrooms & Kitchens

Haydn Interiors Fairdinkum Kitchens & Bathrooms GB Drury Rightlove Bathrooms Victoria Kitchens

Beauty/Nails The Girls

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Haydn Interiors


Building Services / Roofers / Fascias AKJ Contracts Arnold Build & Roof B & P Paving Brownz Building & Roofing Canterburys CnD Properties Nottingham Roofing Notts Building & Roofing Mick McGahan Roofer Paul Hodgkinson PG Stapleton Traditional Roofing John White Builders


Carpet & Floors Direct The Little Carpet Co

Catering/Cakes Bakes & Banquets

Chimney Sweeps Home Sweep

Belle Casa Victoria Cooper Ironing Dustbusters MJ Cleaning COPPI Research Hypnolinks Norma Thorpe Hypnotherapy Starlight

Computer Repairs Webtronix

Dance/Theatre Classes Start Dancin

Drainage/Pipe Clearance


Martin’s Farm


Brightwood Flooring Carpets & Floors Direct R.Taylor

Foot Health

High Street Foot Clinic Physio Direct Foot Clinic


Arnold Garage

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping B & P Paving DF Garden & Property Heatherview Landscapes Littlegreen Landscapes

Gas Engineer Thermix

Hairdressers Hair @ Home

Health / Fitness


Home Improvements


Complementary Therapies


Nutrition Coach Pilates Redhill Ladies Hockey Club Rosemary Conley

28 31 51 44


ARR Electrical Delectrix DJ Hill P.Kelliher LV Electrical S.Earnshaw Tony Simpson A D Thompson

34 45



ADK Drains Drainscan

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Handyman Services Jason Craddock Handyman Man about the House Prestige Home & Garden

Job Opportunities

The Education Network Westminster Homecare

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40 33 30 36 38 18 19 17 16 19 33 31 51 38 21 9

Joiners/Bespoke Timberwork Beecroft Joiners DD Joinery & Prop J M Joinery Glen Myers M.Thompson

Ladies Fashion Boutique 11


Oven Repairs/Cleaning



30 29

47 32 36 28 30 33 49 38

Oven Repairs 4U

Colourkind Glen Birch James Room Revivers Phil Sargeant The Painting Lady

41 47 51 30 29 25

Pet Care Zoolittles



N.Bluff East Mids Plastering Richard Brooks CJ Plastering Matt the Plasterer

28 44 36 51 38

Plumbing & Heating

Agua Gas All Gas B & M Plumbing & Heating P Byrne Plumbing Green Shield MCB Plumbing & Heating PC Plumbing

Property Maintenance DF Garden & Property

47 41 36 31 52 44 51 33

Restaurants/Bars/Takeaways Home Sitar

4,5 1


Ancient Magick A Room full of Butterflies Sweet Sensations The Flipping Good Beer Shop

Solar Panels

Arnold Electrical


Solicitors/Legal Services Barker Evans Quality Solicitors Yates & Co

Tiling/Tile Retailers P Byrne Plumbing Grout & About

Trade Directories Age UK

Forest Travel

31 47


Tree Surgeons Charnwood


Tuition/Courses Kip McGrath Kumon

53 55


Designer Fabric Store


Vegetable Box Delivery Parsnips & Pears


Arnwood Vets

2 7


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Travel Agents

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