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HAPPY 2014

TO ALL OUR READERS!!! Another year over...where does the time go?? We hope you all had a fantastic festive season and are looking forward to 2014. We are constantly being told to eat less and move more, especially at this time of year so we decided to ask some young people to share their favourite sports with us all and give us some inspiration. See page 55. These cold, dark nights really do call for comfort food and there is none better than a steaming bowl of (healthy) stew. We have included three easy recipes to cheer you up. Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Francine

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2418 Squadron News....

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Recently, 8 cadets and staff members from 2418 Sherwood squadron attended a fundraising back pack at Marks & Spencer’s in the heart of Nottingham. The day started at 9:30am and included bag packing and collecting money for squadron camping equipment which funds activities like D of E and NNAS walks. Overall, the turn out was good! In total, they raised £685 for our squadron which is amazing. A big thank you to all cadets and staff members that attended, well done! There was another bag pack at Top Valley Tesco the week before; there were 30 cadets that attended! The cadets and staff members worked so hard and raised £1018. Again, a big thank you and well done to all cadets and staff members that attended.

CWO Grant’s Trip to the Palace

On The 28th November 2013 CWO Grant went to St James Palace to receive his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award. At the presentation he got to meet Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh himself. CWO Grant has been working towards this his whole cadet career, and to have finally achieved it after 5 years gave him a great sense of achievement. He now hopes to help many more cadets on the squadron achieve the same award.

2013 Remembrance Parade

Cadets from 2418(Sherwood squadron) attended the annual parade and service in Muggington, Derbyshire for Remembrance Sunday. The cadets from 2418 were met by cadets from 620(Duffield squadron). The two squadrons were formed up and then marched down to the village church where they attended a service which included a tribute to a bomber crew whose plane crashed in the hills nearby. The cadets then formed up again and marched back up to Muggington village hall. It was an enjoyable parade which allowed the cadets to pay their respect to those who have died in recent wars.

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New Year 2014 Most of us find it an effort to leave our comfortable chair by the fire during the cold dark days of winter, but those who venture as far as The Mechanics, Nottingham, to attend one of the Nottingham Centre’s entertaining and enlightening talks are usually glad they did. The programme of talks for February and March is as follows: February 13th at 2.15pm: A Day in the Life of a Jeweller, by Christopher Tarratt. February 27th at 7.30pm: Hardwick Hall, by Denise Edwards. March 13th at 2.15pm: The Chaworth & Musters Family, by Richard Starr. March 27th at 7.30pm: French Impressions, by Gordon Gadsby. During the summer months a variety of excursions and holidays are arranged. Members can also join a thriving Garden Group, Walks, and the Local History Group. All Nottingham Centre meetings take place at the Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Admission is £2.00 for members, £3.00 for visitors, who are always warmly welcomed. To join costs £6.00 for one, £10.00 for two, but you must be a member of National Trust to join the Nottingham Centre. For more information contact Mrs.Heather Brooks on 0115 9436272 or email:heatherbro@ aol.com or visit the Centre website: www. nottinghamnt.co.uk

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What’s On at Sherwood Library??? Library Talks: Come along and experience a range of entertaining talks and activities. Everyone welcome. The events listed are all FREE to attend. “Dogs Trust” - 20 February 10-11am An enlightening talk by Ella Tonge on the past, present and future of the Dogs Trust. A friendly canine will also be on hand to give you a warm welcome! Suitable for adults and children aged 12 years and over. “When I were a lad” - 20 March 10-11am Join Peter Jordan as he talks about his remarkable career with the Nottingham Post. Hear his stories from the past 53 years, the memorabilia he has collected and the photographs he has taken of well known people from Prince Charles to Mohammed Ali!

Homework Help Special With Author Lynne Chapman 26 Feb 3.30 - 5.30pm - Join author and illustrator Lynne Chapman for a fun creative writing workshop 3.30 - 4.30pm and find out more about Homework Help sessions at the Library 3.30 - 5.30pm. Suitable for children aged 8 - 11 yrs old and their carers.

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Ella’s Teen Talk:

Getting the most from sixth form....

I hate pressure. I am also very pathetic at making decisions; so when someone puts pressure on me to make a decision it never goes too well. School is always putting me in this position and most recently they asked me to start applying to sixth form and college. That is a lot of pressure around a big decision.

Ella Higginbotham aged 16

I’ve heard so many people say that A-levels are one of the hardest things you will ever do (I know this because my 17 year old sister makes the stresses of it all very clear) so this doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence for the next two years. However, they say if you keep doing the things you enjoy then you will get through it, and that’s where I intend to start! My main priority is having friends that keep me grounded; whether that is the friends at my current school or making friends at a new college or sixth form. Surrounding yourself with a good group of people is just as important as everything academic, so try not to get too caught up in it all and remember the people that will help keep you sane through it! Of course I am not saying that the education side isn’t important, because actually in the end that is the whole point, so you do have to focus on what your strengths are. Choose a sixth form/ college where you will feel comfortable with the people and that offers the facilities that you would personally benefit from; choose your subjects wisely, think about that final results day and which subjects you feel you can really achieve in! Other than that, you have to remember that sixth form and college is an experience. Despite what you probably think, it isn’t there to try and ruin your life but to help build your dream future. My parents always tell me stories of how when they were in sixth form (which Next was a looooong time ago) they would sit and play games in the common room issue: and not put too much pressure on themselves. They are both happy and in good jobs and this helps put things into perspective for me. So take the Handling opportunity, have fun getting to know new people and take the challenges in Friends your stride because if you let stress take over then sixth form could be your worst enemy!


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KIDS DIARY

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: info@ng5.org.uk

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 www.nottinghamoutlaws.com. 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: www.nottinghamboyschoir.co.uk 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&events@gedling.gov.uk or look on www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure 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 www.carltonlifesavingclub.btik.com Rainbows, Brownies & Guides groups

- call Sarah Spencer 854 5006.

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

Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit www.marciajones.co.uk 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. 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: sashaeast@sky.com 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 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 ww.2418atc.org

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 paula@babydaze.me

1st Nottingham Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association- Every Monday night (term time): 5.30pm - 8pm. Open to all ages 5-14 yrs - boys and girls. At St Andrew’s Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham, NG3 5AD. Contact: 1nottingham@boys-brigade.org.uk or 0115 912 0098

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.


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Calling all CBeebies fans! CBeebies Live! returns with CBeebies Live! The Big Band - a brand new arena show stopping off for two shows at Capital FM Arena Nottingham on 12 April 2014. You can book online, through our Ticket Hotline on 0843 373 3000 or you can call into the Capital FM Arena Nottingham Box Office, Bolero Square, The Lace Market Nottingham, NG1 1LA, which is open 9am - 9pm seven days a week. Entries must be received on or before Monday 24 March 2014 All correct answers will be entered into a draw. The winner will be notified by Friday 28 March.

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pets

Martins Farm

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Tack Shop • Country Clothing • Accessories Animal Feed • Supplements • Hay/Straw Shavings • Electric Fencing • Gates Fencing Materials • Rug Room

The Belle of the Ball – help a local cat look and feel great

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Dorket Head Farm, Arnold, NG5 8PU Approx 2000 healthy animals are put to sleep every week in the UK Low cost speying & neutering schemes for pets available in the Nottingham area Helen@preventunwantedpets.co.uk reg charity: 702569

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Readers may remember Belle – the cat who was left horrifically scalded and badly burnt by someone – but thankfully rescued by Nottinghamshire’s Animal Accident Rescue Unit. After painstaking care and kind donations from volunteers and supporters, this local small charity is pleased to report that Belle is now looking and feeling much better – but is still sadly experiencing problems with her appalling wound. Entirely run by volunteers and donation-funded, the charity is determined to make Belle more comfortable, by finding an effective way to prevent Belle from scratching her wound and reopening it - as without it healing completely, Belle will be unable to enjoy a normal ‘cat’ life. Since her trauma, Belle has been living with a kind foster volunteer, who comments: ‘Belle’s looking great given what she’s been through; her coat’s growing back beautifully, but it can take as long as a year for cats to break a self-scratching habit, so anything to help beat this will help her.’ Belle would love either a special comfort, protective collar – or indeed claw clips, for which the charity is thus appealing for donations - as these will make a real difference to this little cat who has endured so much pain. Donations can be made online via the charity’s secure website at www.animalaccident.org.uk/donate, or by posting a cheque made payable to ‘Animal Accident Rescue Unit’, noting it is for ‘Belle’ to Animal Accident Rescue Unit, PO Box 5414, Nottingham NG14 5DT.

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Get Behind Your Independent Shops! NG5 is increasingly becoming a centre of independent shops, eateries and businesses which are more than happy to get behind the local community. Getting a bite to eat or grabbing a coffee in the area is quite a tough decision. You could go traditionally vintage or cutting-edge trendy . And that’s just in the day! By night, a whole range of world cuisines is on offer. I’m thinking Italian, Polish, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, French! Independent local shops too are offering something out of the ordinary whilst supporting community events and initiatives. More often than not, the proprietors of these businesses are happy to advertise local events

in their windows. Often Mansfield Road looks like one big outdoor gallery during Sherwood Art Week. It was even on display in Kinetics Gym on Haydn Road, which created an ambient environment for a workout! We at SAMPNW are delighted to see the area becoming a community friendly trading area. Traders supporting the area are contributing to a community spirit which makes it harder for crime to thrive. That’s why we want to urge readers to get behind the local businesses who get behind NG5! Colin Barratt Chair SAMPNW e:nikkistevensonsherwoodnhw@gmail.com Proud Sponsors of Sherwood and Mapperley Park Neighbourhood Watch Association

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HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BEAT TEAM To contact your local beat team telephone Nottingham Police on 101

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant: Sgt 620 Nicholas Wealthall Team Phone No: 101 Ext: 802 4646 Team Members: PC 2820 Stephen Fletcher PC 1519 Padraig O’hEochaidh PCSO 4769 Martin Carter PCSO 4713 Kaeron Harris PCSO 4752 Tabraize Nazir PCSO 4671 Jenny Senette-Crofts PCSO 9640 Sean Towriess CPO 9722 Adam Brown CPO 9769 Dan Camm CPO 9912 Lisa Mickle Find your Safer Neighbourhoods team by entering your postcode on the homepage of www. nottinghamshire.police.uk

from your Neighbourhood Beat Team... As we look forward towards the Easter holidays, it is a reminder that we will soon be putting the clocks forward. The nights will get lighter and we will lose an hour, but that is not all you could be losing this Spring time if you do not secure your belongings. Shed breaks are an easy way for thieves to get the upper hand. I am sure that if you think about your shed, you certainly wouldn’t want to go without your bike, your lawnmower, or even your expensive power tools. If this is the case, make this month the time to up your shed security. To secure your shed, invest in a good quality padlock that can’t be easily broken. Though it may seem like a lot of money now, I guarantee it will be worth it instead of having to replace all your shed valuables. If you have expensive items in your shed, always make sure to note down the serial numbers and photograph any valuables so you have a better chance of getting them back. Installing an outdoor security light which is activated my movement could be enough to make thieves think twice before breaking in, but as an extra precaution, you might want to consider installing a shed alarm as well. But if you’re short on cash, there are cheaper ways to up your security. Planting thorny bushes could make all the difference and protect you from being the next victim of shed crime. Plant

these next to walls and fences for maximum protection. And as the nights get lighter you may be thinking that you are out of the woods when it comes to having to increase your own personal safety, but dark or not, thieves will not rest. Theft from the person increases around this time of year, with mobile phones the most commonly stolen items in the UK, so make sure that you don’t become the next target for opportunists. I am sure that for many of you, your phones are among your most valued belongings, but having them on show when you’re out and about could leave you counting the cost of doing so. But why you? You might think that phone theft won’t happen to you, and that it is safe to have your phone out just this once, but is it really worth taking the risk? Could you justify shelling out hundreds of pounds to replace an iPhone, just for the sake of replying to that one text while you’re walking down the street? Or think of it this way – would you keep a bundle of cash poking out of your back pocket or on the table of a café or bar? The chance of becoming a victim of crime, no matter what the crime, is never worth taking a risk. If you have been a victim of crime or know somebody who has been, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously, and help us to keep your area a safe place to live and work.

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MUSICAL roundup

If you are involved in a choir, singing group or band then we would love to hear from you. Every month, space permitting, we will include the latest news, concert information and forthcoming events. You just need to email us at: info@ng5.org.uk by the first Friday of the month.

Grand Central Chorus –

FREE EVENT for the

A Festive Feast of Harmony YOUNG AT HEART Grand Central hosted a very successful Entertainment from Christmas Show at Trent College, Long Eaton on Saturday 14 December when a packed John Gilder on the Organ audience, including local civic dignitaries, Saturday 5 April was entertained by the full chorus, 2.30pm - 4.30pm together with guests which included GEM with tea, coffee & cakes Connection ladies barbershop chorus, the ‘Grand Dads’ quartet, and flute duo Jenny at Arnold United Reformed Church Gooding and Lydia Leaf. Their focus is Calverton Road now on 24 May, when they will compete (Bottom of Surgeys Lane. No.58 bus route.) against 47 choruses from across the UK in the BABS National Championships in Harrogate. The chorus welcome potential new members to come along to any of their weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm at Harrington School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. See their website www.grandcentralchorus.com for full details or follow them on Twitter @ GrandCentralMen If you would like Grand Central Chorus to sing at your event, contact Peter on 01530243822 or e-mail publicity.gcc@gmail.com. They can provide a quartet, small chorus or full chorus of up to fifty singers as required. Fees are negotiable and quality is guaranteed.

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

Rehearsal 5pm, Charity performance at 7.30pm Singers please book your place by contacting Kate on 01949 843386 or katfisch00@hotmail.com Music provided if required - please state Money raised will go to the Tearfund Syria Crisis Appeal

The Beeston Town Band

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Call for a FREE BROCHURE Small family business Destinations to suit all age groups Local pick ups

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Nottingham Flower Club March 27th - “Renaissance” 403 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2DP concs. apply Includes entrance fee and Supper Max. 6 persons per team

demonstrator: Dulcie Lofting, Kings Lynn

Tickets by e-mail:- ccllnottmfundraiser@gmail.com or phone 01949 842383

Doors Open 7pm. On Street Parking. Pay Bar

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Games of Chance: Open The Box £1 a ticket. Sticky 13 £1 a set.

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Community Diary

If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: info@ng5.org.uk Yoga - Mondays, Carrington. St John’s NG5 2DP Fun, uplifting, aerobic, relaxing, meditative. Contact - 07760886393 or emily@yoganova.co.uk or www.yoganova.co.uk for details.

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 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 Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. light 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 derek.cordle@btopenworld.com 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. Woodthorpe Singers - friendly mixed voice choir. Meet every Monday 8pm - 9.40pm at St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe. All welcome - no auditions. Contact Majorie for more info: 0115 931 3965

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.

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 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. 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: Joy on 07790 624374 or www.nottinghamroundabout.co.uk Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Card Playing - join our small, friendly group and learn Tichu, a 4 player game. More strategic than poker, simpler and

more fun than bridge, it’s a game all ages can enjoy. We meet once monthly, Saturday evenings. Contact: sarah. mulholland@gmx.de 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 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 www.arnoldu3a.org

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: www.novanottingham.co.uk 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 bluejellystampin@sky.com 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..... 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. www.freewardthinking.com Tel: 0115 9352 080

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 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 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 www.boningtonplayers.co.uk. 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. Sherwood Chorus - is an informal choir consisting of people who enjoy singing but cannot read music. Meet every Monday at 7pm - 9pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 403 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, NG5 2DP. For more info email: sherwoodchorus@gmail.com or just turn up. Admission £2 towards room hire.

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 www.rotaract.org.uk/nottingham for further details.

National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 1.30pm for 2pm-3.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. 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. 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: www.hardy-plant.org.uk/groups/nottingham or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/e:muzb@btinternet.com 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 www.grandcentralchorus.com 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 www.nottingham.bcss.org.uk 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 www.nottinghampetanque.com 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, 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.


NottinghamLIVE.co.uk editor Darren Patterson brings us his monthly look at top Nottingham musicians. This month....BLUE VULTURE Formed in 2013 Blue Vulture are the brainchild of front man Bainy Bain, former frontman on local radio show Notts Live, after standing down from his radio presenter duties (due to family commitments) Bainy decided to return to the Nottingham music scene, this time as a performer rather than commentator.

With the band line up completed the band wasted no time in getting out playing with their debut gig coming just four weeks after forming as part of a Launchpad event at Nottingham venue The Doghouse, the set went down well, with recordings on it featuring on Trent Sound show Night Owl, and the band were invited to support The Others on a part of their 2013 UK Tour with Dominic Masters, of The Others, describing Blue Vulture as “great infectious songs and amazing stage presence”. Describing themselves as producing “joyful indie rock with a bitter and hateful undertone” Blue Vulture are geared up for a great 2014 with several high profile gigs and festival spots lined up, plus a debut EP is scheduled for release in February.

Bainy teamed up with old comrade, bassist and songwriter RP Sutton, with whom he has had a long standing working relationship, most notably as a part of award winning band Noel Street. A search for further members led to the recruitment of guitarist Big Dave Sansom and, finally, drummer Phil “The Greek” Foster on drums.

For more on Blue Vulture and to check out their music visit their Facebook page NottinghamLIVE.co.uk is an online entertainment magazine focusing on local creative talent. Check out the website or follow them on Twitter @nottinghamlive

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WHAT’S YOUR WORTH? The real value of many people’s incomes has shrunk considerably over the past few years as wages fail to keep up with inflation. This coupled with a large number of employers struggling to maintain their workforce let alone offer pay increases has created a culture of “put up and shut up” which is demotivating and negative which in turn inhibits growth. As the economic forecasts at the start of this New Year continue to show steady signs of recovery some of you will be considering a career move where potentially you feel you will be better rewarded and valued. I would always advise caution in this scenario. A proven track record with one employer is still an asset on your CV rather than jumping ship every few years or so. Knowing how to negotiate a pay increase is a skill once learnt that will serve you well throughout your working life. When setting out to achieve this, your attitude towards the exercise is key. It’s not a case of ‘me v. them’ rather an aim to work in partnership so that both parties are satisfied with the outcome. Here are my recommendations to consider when planning this type of negotiation. • Timing – judge your request on your knowledge of your employer’s current situation. If there are redundancies pending then it’s most definitely not the right time to try and negotiate. It would be far better to raise the matter at the time of a personal review or appraisal. • Research – The internet is very effective for assessing current market values. Look at job adverts, salary surveys and social media ie LinkedIn to see what salaries are being offered. You could also speak to colleagues within your current organisation doing similar roles – however

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be careful with this as some employment contracts contain restrictive covenants which do not allow employees to discuss remuneration with each other. • Communicate – Even if your immediate line manager is not the ultimate decision maker they are likely to be involved at some point in the process so do make them aware of your intentions. • Be specific – build your case with solid examples of results that demonstrate your value. Can you use recommendations from colleagues who work with you on a daily basis? • Discuss – by definition negotiation is about discussion and compromise. It makes sense to demonstrate a level of flexibility. If budgetary restraints prohibit any chance of a salary increase maybe extra holidays or a bonus scheme would be acceptable? • Be quiet – know when to not speak. Don’t commit to an offer immediately – take time to consider. When closing your discussions be gracious, professional and polite. The world of work is actually a very small place and with social media and networking sites becoming increasingly powerful you never know who is talking to whom. Make sure your professional reputation remains unblemished. For further advice or help with your recruitment needs please contact me direct hjones@ solosconsultants.co.uk “Our Talent is Finding Yours” © Helen Jones

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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: info@ng5.org.uk 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 npcsg@live.co.uk Notts Gosh - (Nottingham Gynae - oncology support & help group) support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, information, understanding or simply a cup of tea. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, City Hospital from 7-9pm (meet in Maternity foyer at 6.45pm) For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone 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 kymmiestroud@hotmail.com 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: mandynorth1967@yahoo.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 on Bridlesmith Gate. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for more information and a free consultation. Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-toface advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david.hall@ thedebtadvicenetwork.org. 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@ frameworkha.org

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.

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. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Wednesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: info@selfhelp.org.uk 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 Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. 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 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 minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: allsortsnotts.org.uk or visit: www.allsortsnotts.org.uk 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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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 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 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 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. For further details contact Rachael by phone 0115 988 7576, text 07817 275253 or email: rachael.ravenlock@nottsdeaf.org.uk 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. 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

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: eileenmignott@connectingfamilies.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 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)


STEWPENDOUS!!

Chicken, Leek & Bacon Casserole

Spanish Sausage Stew

170g chorizo - thickly sliced 8 pork sausages - each cut into 3 1 onion - roughly chopped 2 sweet potatoes - peeled & cut into chunks 1 red pepper - chopped 2 cloves garlic - chopped 1 green chilli - chopped 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp ground cumin red wine - small glass 400g tin chopped tomatoes 200ml chicken stock salt & pepper

Method 2 tbsp olive oil 4 chicken breasts each quartered 3 leeks - washed & thickly sliced 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped 155g streaky bacon lardons 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves white wine - small glass 1 tbsp plain flour 500ml chicken stock

Method

Heat oven to 180째C. Heat oil in ovenproof casserole. Cook chicken until golden then remove. Cook lardons for 2 mins, add leeks, garlic & thyme and cook until leeks soften (about 5 mins). Add wine and boil for 2 mins. Add flour, stir well. Add stock gradually, stirring all the time. Add chicken & bring back to boil. Put lid on and place in oven for 45 mins then take lid off and cook for another 20 mins. Delicious with mash.

Place a heavy based pan on a medium heat. Add chorizo and fry for about 5 mins. It will release plenty of oil. Remove chorizo and add onion, garlic, chilli, red pepper, sweet potatoes and sausages to the pan. Fry for about 10 mins until onion softens and sausage browns. Add paprika and cumin, cook for 1 min, stirring. Add wine and boil for 2 mins. Add tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 40 mins. Season to taste. Serve with rice, couscous, mash or crusty bread - anything to soak up the juices!

Lamb Stew

600g lamb - cubed 1 tbsp sunflower oil 5 med potatoes - peeled & sliced thickly 5 med carrots - peeled & sliced thickly 2 onions - quartered & sliced thickly 2 tbsp pearl barley 1 ltr lamb or beef stock salt & pepper

Method

Heat oven to 180째C. Heat oil in ovenproof casserole. Brown lamb & remove. Add half lamb back to stew pot. Top with half the vegeatables & one tbsp pearl barley. Season well. Add rest of lamb, vegetables & pearl barley and seasoning. Pour in stock, cover and place in oven for about 2 hrs. Check every so often and add more stock if necessary. You could also add dumplings for the last 20 mins if you like.


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Will you be thriving or surviving this year? Lacking Self Belief…? Worn down with other problems or issues…?

Sometimes problems come and go. If we have strong personal foundations, and are resourced enough, we are more likely to move on quickly. If we are lacking self-esteem or, we are dogged by unhappy experiences and limiting beliefs perhaps from childhood experiences - we may not thrive so easily.

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PHYSIO DIRECT FOOT CLINIC Wendi McKenna WMSch.MPS.PRACT. toenail cutting, corns, callus, verruca, fungal nails, arch pain, ingrowing toenails, diabetics welcome

Wednesday clinics at; Physio direct, 388 Gedling Rd, Arnold Tel: 01159562353 £22, receipts given Aparna Dance Academy Indian Classical Dance Lessons (Bharat Natyam)

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TAI CHI FOR HEALTH TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS Medical studies show that tai chi is powerfully effective in promoting health, fitness and relaxation. It is suitable for almost everyone and can be practiced almost anywhere. What’s more, it’s enjoyable and fun – come along and join me for a taster session. Mon 24th February 11.30am - 12.30pm Rear Hall, Good Shepherd RC Church, Thackerays Lane To book a place or have a chat about the class, call Wendy on 01522 778843 or e mail: johnandwend@yahoo.co.uk

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Alans Accounting Janet Rose Accounting Select Accountancy

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Aerials/TVs/Home Cinema/CCTV Ist Astral Aerials ADI Communication Phil Chapman

Bathrooms & Kitchens Haydn Interiors Rightlove Bathrooms

Beer/Real Ale/Cider Sales Flipping Good Beer Shop

Bedrooms

Haydn Interiors Sliding Door Wardrobes

Blinds/Curtains Apollo Blinds

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

Business Services Business Networking NBV Synergy

Care/Support Services Age UK

Chimney Sweeps Homesweep Sweep Suckcess

Cleaning/Ironing Belle Casa Dustbusters

Counselling/Psychotherapy Kate Juggins Lasting Change

Dance/Drama Classes Aparna Dance Academy Razzamataz Start Dancin

Design/Print/Websites Synergy

Domestic Appliance Repairs C.Moore Service Ltd

Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains

Electricians

Delectrix DJ Hill Electrical S.Earnshaw P.Kelliher Redhill Electrical

Estate Agents/Lettings/New Homes Hammond Property Services Northwood

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Equestrian

Martin’s Farm

Events

Ladies Night

Fencing

Premier Fencing

Financial Services Opal Financial

Flooring

Brightwood Flooring

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Foot Health

7 21

Fuel

High Street Foot Clinic Physio Direct Foot Clinic Nottinghamshire Logs

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Furniture/Interiors

12 9 17 9 29 18 27 10 23 16 20 6 26

Garages

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World Wood Furniture Arnold Garage

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping Anderson Gardens Aurora Landscapes B & P Paving DF Garden & Property Heatherview Landscapes Littlegreen Landscapes Marriotts

Gas Engineer Thermix

Golf Clubs

Oakmere Park Golf Club

Health / Fitness Pilates Tai Chi

Home Improvements

T.Smith Handyman Services Jason Craddock Man about the House Marriotts

Hypnotherapy Lasting Change Brian Shipley

Jewellery Minnimimi

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Beecroft Joiners DD Joinery Glen Myers J M Joinery M.Thompson

Legal Services/Will Writers

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Nurseries

19 15 23 6 27

Painting/Decorating

Ahl Legal & Will Writers Busy Bees

Mick Bickley Glen Birch James P & D Dean E Lockley Lucy P & D MJC Decor Phil Sargeant Paul Tinsley

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Plastering

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Property Maintenance DF Garden & Property Man About the House

Removals/Deliveries KWC Man with a Van

Skip Hire

Central Waste (UK)

Swimming Lessons 23 25 17 11 15 24 27 14 4

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Tiling/Tile Retailers P Byrne Plumbing Grout & About

Trade Directories Age UK

Travel Agents Forest Travel

Tree Surgeons

Charnwood Squirrel Tree Services

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Tuition/Courses

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Vets

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Windows/Doors/Fascias

35

Joiners/Bespoke Timberwork

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Sports Scrapbook Compared to a few years ago, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to sports clubs available for kids and adults. To be included in the next scrapbook email a pic, why you love your sport and contact details for the club to info@ng5.org.uk. Check out these guys and why they love their sport...

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Absolute Triathlon Club - 0115 960 7912 or www.absolutetriathlonclub.co.uk Tek Kickboxing - 0759 5501928 or www.teamelitekickboxing.org Midlands Kickboxing - 07921 215245 Nottingham Outlaws BMX Club - 07765 885032 or www.nottinghamoutlaws.com Derby BMX Club -07800 633101 or www.derbybmxclub.co.uk Woodside Riding School - 0115 926 5147 or www.woodsidestables/net


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