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Welcome to DNfourteen House & Home Feature Remortgaging Make your home brighter Local News Further Education News WIN Boyzlife, Totally Tina WIN Disney on Ice, Ming City Rockers Crossword & Sudoku Vintage Style Recipe & Out and About Business Gardening: Soil Specialist Services Fiona’s Word Useful Numbers

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Welcome to the September edition. I hope you enjoy this months magazine - we have some great articles and features for you to read as well as crossword and sudoku puzzles to test your brain power. We have a pair of tickets to give away to see the The Ming City Rockers in Hull, Totally Tina in York and Disney On Ice presents Dream Big in Sheffield. And the big one in my book is a pair of tickets to see Boyzlife in Sheffield. We have a great gardening feature which focuses on the importance of soil. We have a great bit of advice for those of us who suffer from social anxiety on page 24 - this ties in with the East Yorkshire Business Expo in October - I do urge all businesses and businessmen and women to come along and meet the businesses that are exhibiting. East Yorkshire is a hotbed of business activity and this is a great place to meet new and existing businesses. There are free seminars and a speed networking session - the Expo is free to attend and well worth the short drive down the A63 to Willerby. I know that times are still tough for a lot of our local traders and that they rely on local people buying local whenever possible, and YES - it does make a difference - we have all got to do our bit to help the local economy if we want local jobs and money to be invested in the region so please shop local when and where possible. Until next month keep safe and have a great summer.

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House & Home

Staying put: should you remortgage? Why it might not be a good idea to take out a new home loan Remortgaging to avoid slipping on to your lender’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) is often a good idea, but it’s not the best solution for every homeowner.

Is remortgaging always right? No. Remortgaging can be a great way to bring down the cost of one of the biggest household bills.

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However, it’s not the best move for everyone. WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT REMORTGAGE? For example, if you only have a small amount left to pay then it’s probably not worth paying any application fees. You might even find that not every lender wants your business if it’s just a small debt; that’s less lucrative for them.

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If your early repayment fee is too big then it may well not make any sense to remortgage yet. Do the sums and work out if you will actually save money. If you won’t then you may need to sit tight until your current deal ends and remortgaging will cost you less.

WHEN MIGHT YOU BE DENIED A NEW MORTGAGE? Another issue is if your circumstances have changed. New tighter mortgage rules mean that your costs are considered when you apply. So if you have new expenses,

for example a new child to pay childcare for, you may find it hard to remortgage. That’s the same if you’ve had issues with debt since you last remortgaged — it will all be considered. Finally, if you’re in negative equity or if your home’s value has fallen then you may not be able to remortgage onto a better rate. Whatever your circumstances if you’re considering remortgaging you need to do the sums, look at the rates available and work out exactly what is best for you.

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Make your home lighter and brighter Does your property feel cluttered, claustrophobic and dark? Follow these tips and tricks and help give your interior a feeling of space With the sun shining, a small feeling, dark home is the last place you want to be. So embrace the summer – and your living space – with these great ways to bring the sunshine in and have a lighter, brighter place to live. The palest paints All-over white creates the utmost sense of space, while pale colours always make a small room feel larger. Pearly greys are a smart solution if you find white or pales sterile or boring. Use just one colour everywhere to avoid the room feeling busy, and create the impression of additional depth and space by using darker colours for shelving and other recessed areas.

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Mirror, mirror Including lots of mirrored and metallic surfaces is guaranteed to reflect light around a room and create the illusion of space. It’s easy to do: place tall, thin “pier” mirrors between the windows in living rooms, choose wallpaper with a silvery sheen for bedrooms, use metallic splashbacks

in kitchens and bathrooms or hang a horizontal mirror along a narrow hallway, for example. A great idea for a low ceiling is to paint it in highsheen, white or off-white paint so as to really open up the room and make it appear taller. At the window An easy fix is to make sure your curtains can be drawn right back from the edges of your windows to let in maximum light. If not, install longer poles (clear acrylic ones help minimise visual clutter) or add tie-backs. When fitting roman blinds, hang them so that the bottom edge is above the top

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House & Home of the window; it will make the room appear taller, too. If you are limited for space above the window, consider the minimal appeal of a roller blind instead. Storage solutions Can you ever have too much storage? Build it in where possible, to reach into awkward corners and right up to the ceiling, choosing detailing that matches the features of your home, and painting woodwork the same colour as your walls so that it blends right in.

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Choosing furniture

Lighting to transform space

Aim for slender furnishings with simple outlines. Ideal pieces could be pale, see-through, mirrored or simply painted the same colour as the walls. Anything on legs always makes the room seem larger, because you can see more floor beneath. In tiny spaces, folding, compact or multifunctional furniture can be extremely useful, but it’s wise to avoid only using small furniture in small rooms – you may find it seems too much like a doll’s house.

A solitary central pendant simply creates dark corners. Instead, add uplighters to bounce light off the ceiling, and wall washers to brighten your walls. Think creatively and you could also illuminate bookshelves, staircases, the tops of kitchen cabinets and the space under the stairs, to name but a few. The more versatile your lighting, the more versatile your room, no matter what its size.

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A-level celebrations for East Riding students Students across the East Riding are celebrating some outstanding A-level results, with early indications suggesting that schools and academies have seen increases in the average grade achieved. The A-level league tables which will be published by the Government in January 2019 will include both attainment and progress measures for A-level and for other level 3 technical and vocational qualifications.

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Further improved results this year include increases in both average points score and average grade. In recent years the average point score has risen steadily in East Riding schools and academy sixth

forms and early indications are that this year is no exception. These strong results will prepare students well for moving onto either further studies at university or entering employment. Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for children, young people and education,

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Having a laugh with your colleagues could improve your work! According to Professor Sophie Scott from University College London, laughter signals that we’re in a state of relaxation, and research suggests that when our brains are relaxed we’re more creative. So don’t hold back on sharing a joke at your next meeting!

said: “We are delighted to join in the celebrations of so many young people who have received their A-level results today. “We wish them every success in their on-going academic studies and future careers and thank them and all of those who have supported them, for all of the hard work that has gone into their achievements.”

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The majority of UK adults (63%) reported seeing stress caused by money affect the mental health of either their family or friends, according to a survey by the Money Advice Service. The findings also revealed that 72% of 18 to 34-yearolds have experienced mental health issues related to money, suggesting young people are particularly at risk.

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Education News

If you want to join us this year, Clearing is your way in. It’s not too late to join the University of Hull this September. What is Clearing?

Basically, Clearing is how we allocate any places we have left once the regular application period closes at the end of June. Same uni, same courses, same opportunities. Different way in.

to apply and find out if there’s a course with your name on it. You probably already have your results and will be ready to apply now.

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Well, it means that the door’s now open to sort a place studying at the University of Hull from this September. Yes, this September. It’s not too late

You can also find out more and apply for Clearing at hull.ac.uk/ clearing.

What do other Clearing students say?

Tayo Adeleye, Business Economics and Marketing student, says: “Don’t be afraid

to ask for what you want. Even if you didn’t get the grades you wanted, universities do look at other things.” Charlotte Pamplin, History and Archaeology student, says: “When I called Hull, it felt like the person on the phone was really listening, rather than just thinking grades, grades, grades.”

Bishop Burton College – A Unique College There is still time to secure a place at Bishop Burton College this September. The college, near Beverley, is still accepting applications for the wide range of courses across different subject areas starting this coming academic year. Bishop Burton specialises particularly in Agriculture, Animal Management, Equine and Sport. However, it offers courses in many other subject areas, including Art, Design and Fashion, Construction, Floristry, Health and Social Care

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a commercial farm, equine arena, extensive animal management centre with more than 100 species and unrivalled sports pitches and facilities. For more information, visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk or call 0800 731 82 81.

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Competitions

BOYZLIFE (Playing the Hits of Boyzone and Westlife) play Sheffield - Foundry on Thursday 25th October!

Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits. Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’. With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5. With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million.

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The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.

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‘TOTALLY TINA’ is Still....

Simply The Best and comes to YORK – Grand Opera House on Sunday 7th October 2018! It’s been the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute for the past five years (as voted by the Agents Association of Great Britain), with a Lifetime Achievement Award under its belt and a hectic, fast-growing gig schedule right across the UK and into Europe to boot. The cast of ‘Totally Tina’ it seems, is definitely ‘better than all the rest’. Now seven years in the making, the longest running tribute to the Queen of Rock and Roll is in demand, yet with the same passion, drive and attention to detail that’s earned Liverpool-born Justine Riddoch and her band the top spot since

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2013, the talents behind this much-loved Show are not resting on their laurels. Instead, they are already fine-tuning what is a unique celebration of Tina’s live concert career with a whole host of exciting set changes and flamboyant costumes, pulsating new dance routines and the characteristic custom twists which make it a hit with an army of fans nationwide.

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Audiences will set sail with the wayfinder Moana as she makes her Sheffield debut live on ice in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. This all-new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, assembles a collection of inspiring stories connected by a cast of characters with a desire to explore the depths, heights and horizons of their dreams. Alongside Moana and demigod Maui are eight tales of courage and heart, including Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Tangled. The production will visit FlyDSA Arena from 14th – 18th November 2018. Tickets are on sale to the general public now. However, priority customers can take advantage of the show pre-sale window which begins today. To register as a priority customer, enabling show discounts and advance booking to get best seats prior to general public on-sale, either go to www. prioritycustomer.co.uk or join the Arena Mailing list at www.flydsaarena.co.uk (tickets available Thursday 21st June 9am) ahead of the general on sale Friday 29th June at 9am. Tickets purchased online at www.flydsaarena.co.uk and through the ticket hotline on 0114 256 5656 are priced £19.80 - £56.60 including booking fee.

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SEPTEMBER CROSSWORD AND SUDOKU PUZZLES Across

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20. Happening (5)

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VINTAGE GLAMOUR IS IN FASHION Feeling uninspired about dieting and getting down the gym? (me too!). In that case I have a new resolve for you: wear more vintage this year. Here are some reasons why wearing vintage will make you feel fantastic:

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1. VINTAGE IS SPECIAL It’s oh-so-easy to fall into the habit of wearing clothes because they’re comfortable. We all love to wear jeans and a T-shirt sometimes, but every day? Each morning when I do the school run the mums look as much in uniform as the kids. Jeans, winter boots and some kind of dark jumper, or jeans, flip flops and t-shirts in the summer. There’s nothing wrong with that of course, but wouldn’t it be nice to stand out a little? For someone to comment on how much they love your jacket? Or the earrings you’re wearing? In that case I recommend adding some vintage to your wardrobe! You don’t need to completely re-style yourself to start wearing vintage, you can mix and match vintage with modern clothes for a really great look. How about a cute 60s minidress over leggings and winter boots? Or a bold printed 1950s blouse peeking out from underneath your jumper? It can even be as simple as adding a quirky vintage bag or

necklace to clothes you already have. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes! 2. VINTAGE IS AFFORDABLE Let me just get one thing straight – buying vintage isn’t the same as buying from a charity shop. You don’t expect a t-shirt for 10p. If you want to get quality vintage clothes from 40, 50, 60 years ago you will have to pay for them, but nowhere as much as you would if you were buying the equivalent item new now. Quality of clothes was generally better back in the 1950s and 60s: fabrics were nicer and a lot of items were tailor made. This means you’re getting a much better quality of clothes than you might do if you spent the same amount in one of the big ‘fast fashion’ high street shops. Can you imagine a dress from Tesco still being worn in 50 years time? Seems unlikely doesn’t it? That’s the difference in quality I’m talking about.

3. VINTAGE IS UNIQUE The big high street giants (Next, Topshop, ASOS, H&M etc) literally make thousands of each design each season, so the odds of turning up to a wedding wearing the same dress as another guest are pretty high. You don’t get that with vintage. Fewer copies of each design were made, and that plus the ravages of time means that

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you’re very unlikely to see anyone wearing the same vintage dress as you! Plus, when asked where you got your dress from it’s lovely to be able to say ‘it’s a vintage 1950s dress’ secure in the knowledge that they can’t get straight online and buy exactly the same dress (in the sales when you bought it full price). There are lots of other reasons to wear vintage (it’s recycling after all and great for the environment!), but the main one is that it’ll make you feel great! So embrace vintage now!


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well as more challenging outings, including the famous walk to the spectacular, weathersculpted sandstone outcrops known as the Bridestones. Best place to start is the Visitor Centre, which has a really good café with seating on an outdoor deck. There are exhibitions downstairs, plus a shop where you can buy trail guides and get hold of a useful forest map. In the nearby ‘courtyard’ area you’ll find bike rental and craft workshops, while the forest also has a Go Ape outlet, for zip-wire fun in the trees,

and a dedicated activity centre for everything from archery to paintballing. A fantastic family day out in nature with stunning walks, cycle trails for all abilities, adventure playgrounds, beautiful streams to splash in, picnic area and delicious food at the Forest Cafe. The place is very inclusive, with excellent facilities and access for disabled people. Dalby Forest also holds special events like interactive theatre displays and art installations. At £9 per car in high season it’s a bargain. www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

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Wellbeing in Business

How to Network when you have Social Anxiety If the mere thought of meeting strangers, starting conversations, or even going into an office fills you with terror, then here are some tips to help conquer your fears, and get you out there forging those all-important friendships Have you ever walked into a room full of strangers, and instantly wanted to turn on your heels and run? Join the club! Although it’s quite natural to experience these feelings of nervousness, social anxiety disorder is more severe than a simple bout of shyness. If affected, you may dread daily activities, such as meeting strangers, starting conversations, speaking on the phone, going to work, or just shopping in your local supermarket.

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For me, social anxiety started when I was off work with depression. I felt so lost without my career that I was worried I would have nothing of value to say in a group setting, so I avoided social situations altogether. Along with this fear, I also experienced physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea, and palpitations, but for others it can lead to full-blown panic attacks. We’re often told that having a successful career isn’t about what you know, but who you know, so getting out and rubbing shoulders with people is a good way to get ahead. But how do you navigate such a scary task when just the thought of being in a crowded room is enough to bring you out in hives? I’m happy to say that with medication and lifestyle changes, my intense feelings of anxiety have diminished greatly, I’ve successfully started my own business and learned to network along the way. Here are my tips on how to network when you have social anxiety. 1 Start on social media Thank goodness we live in a digital age, because without the internet I’m not sure I would’ve ever plucked up the courage to network in real life. I began on Twitter by

asking if there were any other writers or bloggers in my area, and I found a private Facebook group where we could all chat, share tips, and attend events together. I also used the hashtag feature on Twitter to search for other creative people online, and I actively started commenting on their work. As a result, I’ve collaborated with some writers in America, hosted live chats with people all over the UK, and appeared on podcasts. The best part is that I’ve achieved most of this without even having to leave my house. 2 Find a buddy Walking into a networking event alone can be nerve-racking for most people, never mind those of us with social anxiety. So having a friendly face to accompany you is the perfect solution to help you feel more at ease. You could take along a friend for support, or alternatively, find other people online who are attending and ask if they’d like to meet up beforehand. I do this quite regularly by searching for the event on Twitter or Instagram, and following anyone who mentions they are going. Then, in the days leading up to the event, I’ll send them a friendly message saying that I’m looking forward to going and would they like to meet up at the front door and say hello. You’d be surprised at how many other people are relieved to get an invitation like this, as it

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makes life easier for them too! 3 Create your own tribe Once you’ve been sociable on Twitter and Instagram for a few months, you’ll get familiar with people who work in your area. If you’re trying to find business, or even just contacts, then it’s a good idea to nurture any friendships you make early on in your networking adventure. Organise regular meet-ups for coffee, drinks or even just brainstorming sessions to get the most out of your new tribe. Don’t forget to refer them to potential customers, and you could even offer mates’ rates if they need your services. 4 Try skill swapping A good way to forge valuable partnerships with people is to offer a skill-swapping session. Decide on your area of expertise and offer to train someone else on the basics, in exchange for tips on their own speciality. I’ve found this is particularly good for social anxiety because it avoids the need for small talk. I can just get straight into talking about the thing that I’m passionate about, and refer to my notes if I get nervous. I’ve trained people how to use Pinterest, pitch to magazines, and even how to edit videos, and built up a really useful network of genuine friends as a result. We’re always open to sharing tips and even job opportunities with each other, as well as providing a friendly ear when we need to vent!


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Keep your soil happy and healthy A wise regime won’t take too much time and your plot and the planet will thank you for it.

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Plants are truly amazing, in that, unlike animals, they can simply manufacture their own food. Functioning as living solar panels, they trap the energy from solar radiation and convert it into the sugars that fuel their growth via the miracle of photosynthesis. However, while plants can indeed create their own food, they do require small amounts of certain minerals to make their cells and the chemicals they contain. In most plants these are accessed by simply

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pumping them out of the soil (basically a mix of minerals, water, air and microbial life) via the action of their roots. They do this all the time when in active growth, without any need for human intervention. Their requirement for additional fertiliser applications only comes into play when the growing media their roots are in is deficient in these key minerals. In fact, paradoxically, over-feeding can not only result in soft, sappy plant growth that is more vulnerable to environmental stresses, such as drought, cold, heat and pest attack, but can also cause the pollution of water courses. Yes, even the

organic feeds. Cutting down on expensive fertiliser can sometimes give you better results Fortunately, UK garden soils tend to be far richer than agricultural soils, so if you maintain good soil health, for many plants extra additions of fertiliser are not strictly necessary. This is particularly the case for large, established plants, such as shrubs and trees, as well as most hardy perennials. The easiest way to maintain good soil health is by regular applications of organic matter to boost populations of friendly soil micro-organisms and replace any minerals lost from the system by harvesting

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Gardening and pruning. This can be done by simply adding a 10cm layer of homemade compost over the surface of the ground every autumn. However, if the growing media a plant’s roots are in is naturally low in these essential minerals, such as many peat or plant-fibre-based blends, they will indeed require additional applications to top-up these levels. This is particularly the case for quick-growing plants in small containers of such compost, so pretty much any bedding species or annual vegetables in window boxes, patio pots and hanging baskets.

One solution that may help is to use a soilbased potting mix, such as John Innes, which will contain a far higher mineral content, and thus need less frequent topping up. Much like vitamin supplements in people, applying fertiliser correctly can transform the growth of plants suffering from a deficiency, but if they already have access to all they need, additions are at best unnecessary, at worst potentially problematic. So feed wisely to save yourself time and money, and potentially get better results for your plot and the planet.

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