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hristopher Eccleston stars in the opening episode of Accused – six new dramas about crime and punishment.

not find himself in the dock, there are those who may feel he should be on trial.

Each story is about an ordinary person who ends up in the dock. But should these men and women be there? Are they innocent or guilty or somewhere in-between? As each hour-long episode unravels we see how these people became the accused and finally whether they walk free or go down... Series creator and lead writer Jimmy McGovern says: “In the time it takes to climb the steps of the court we tell the story of how the accused came to be there. We see the crime and we see the punishment. Nothing else. No police procedure, thanks very much, no coppers striding along corridors with coats flapping. Just crime and punishment – the two things that matter most in any crime drama.” The series opens with Christopher Eccleston playing Willy, who is a good plumber and a loving father, but fails to be a faithful husband. “I like and sympathise with Willy,” says Christopher. “He loves his wife and family, he works hard, he’s never broken the law and he’s trying to give his daughter her dream wedding. He’s tempted and falls and I don’t judge him for it – ‘people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’. “But Willy’s deeply conflicted about his adultery. I was raised with a rudimentary Church of England religious education and am an atheist, so I had to rely on my imagination to understand his relationship with Catholicism. “In the end, Willy’s dilemma is a matter of conscience. We all have a moral code we’re answerable to ... well, maybe not in the case of politicians, footballers, and estate agents,” he reflects, dryly. Does he think Willy should be in the dock? “By the letter of the law he should be,” he replies. “But when we had the read-through there was a vote afterwards – should Willy be found innocent or guilty? The vote was split between those who wanted to send him down and those who wanted set him free. Hopefully, the viewers will be just as caught up in the drama as we were hearing it off the page for the first time.” In episode two, Mackenzie Crook plays Corporal Buckley, a dedicated, career soldier. While Buckley does

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Mackenzie admits, “In all honesty, I was really surprised to even be considered for Buckley… Initially, my instinct was that the part was so far away from anything I’ve ever done and so far from me as a person, that I wasn’t sure I could take it on. But I’ve been longing to do some serious drama on television for ages and I realised this was an amazing opportunity and I could really stretch myself.” So, how did he prepare to get under the skin of Buckley? “Luckily, I came on board about two weeks before filming started, which meant I didn’t do boot camp or need to as Buckley is never out of uniform. He doesn’t do downtime, strip off his top and play football with his men. He never chills out – he’s always ready for action. “The army is his life – looking out for his men and protecting them from the enemy is his vocation. I can’t imagine him in civilian life. He’s a completely dedicated soldier with several tours under his belt. He takes his job very, very seriously and knows his decisions can mean life or death. “He knows there’s a problem when the new recruits, Frankie and Peter, [Ben Smith and Ben Batt] arrive – a right pair of Jack-the-lads from Manchester, who are full of bravado and confidence but have no real idea about active service. When they don’t measure up to his exacting standards the consequences are disastrous. He’s compelled to come down very hard. And you don’t want to be on the wrong side of Buckley.” Mackenzie praises the input of the RSJ Films military consultant, Adnan Sarwar, a 33-year-old former Corporal with the Royal Engineers who experienced two Iraq tours during his eight years service in helping him understand modern military life. He adds: “Some of our extras were ex-soldiers and they said our camp at Montcliffe Quarry, Bolton, which doubled as Afghanistan, was really authentic.” He recalls his feelings when putting on his uniform for the first time: “I felt it was a very serious matter and I didn’t have the right to wear it. I can’t begin to comprehend what these guys go through – it’s a job that takes guts and courage. I feel lucky that I was never in any real danger and just doing make-believe.” Without giving too much away, he says, “To my way of thinking, Buckley’s moral compass gets warped and what he does is reprehensible, but he’s a pragmatist and doing his duty. He truly believes his actions are necessary for the greater good. I think audiences are going to be very affected and split right down the middle about whether or not the final outcome is right and just.”

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In the third episode, Juliet Stevenson plays Helen Ryland, a primary school teacher who loses her only son, Rob, when he is fatally injured within an hour of starting a new job in a local factory.Yet it is much later that she and her husband, Frank (Peter Capaldi), hear the appalling news that their only child is dead. Someone must be responsible and grief-stricken Helen is desperate to know how and why Rob died. But decency and honesty are in short supply and when prosecution proves impossible, Helen takes matters into her own hands in her desperate fight for truth and justice. “Accused has such a compassionate idea at its heart,” says Juliet. “Each week we meet someone who has committed a serious crime for the first time in their lives – these people aren’t hardened, professional criminals but people driven to commit a crime because of desperation of some sort or another. “By the end of their journeys, Jimmy’s brought us inside their lives and shown us what it really feels like to be in their place. “I heard Andy Serkis has read his episode called Liam’s Story [Episode four] and was blown away by the precision and power of it. It gave me a great sense of what this series sets out to achieve. If you’d read a truncated account of Liam’s crime in the tabloid press you’d think he was unforgivable, and my character Helen could be seen as unhinged. “But these compassionate stories question all our assumptions and prejudices. What is right and what is wrong? For me, they’re a great antidote to the brainless, judgmental headlines we see around us all the time.” Juliet was concerned to make her performance as Helen as authentic as possible. Aware that her own accent did not hit the right note, she decided to play Helen with a Mancunian accent. “An accent is a way of life – it informs the way we are with other people. I wanted to do justice to Helen by finding the right voice for her. I had the great, good fortune to be working with Janet Horsfield, the production’s very gifted hair and make-up designer. What’s more, her accent was perfect for Helen, so I decided to make Janet’s speech patterns the basis for Helen. “Janet took me on. As we were together throughout the filming day she trained me in Mancunian and I spoke in the accent all day. Janet became an ear for me. She even gave me notes saying things like: ‘You’re nearly spot on but you need to practise your flat A,’ or ‘You’re rushing your vowels, Juliet.’ She was a Godsend. Quite frankly, she could swap careers and become a professional voice coach!” In episode four, Jodie Whittaker plays the successful professional Emma Croft, who has everything going for her until she takes Liam Black’s (Andy Serkis) cab to the airport.

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Emma exchanges pleasantries but Liam is smitten by her. Before long, he’s dangerously obsessed with her and weaves his way into every aspect of her life. At pains not to give away key elements of this story, Jodie explains more about Emma… “Emma’s a warm-hearted young woman who has enjoyed happy relationships, never having been short of boyfriends. The only apparent downside of her love affair with Neil [Tom Ellis] is his lack of full commitment – it’s a terrible shock to her when she finds out exactly why he won’t move in with her and that’s what makes her even more vulnerable and easy prey for Liam. “Liam has his chance to invade her life and he takes it with both hands. The consequences are disastrous for everyone around him. What’s really upsetting in Emma’s case is that her trust is destroyed – possibly for ever.” In episode five, Marc Warren plays Kenny Armstrong, who lives a quiet life with his wife and kids, until one apparently normal day turns into a nightmare. “To be perfectly honest, I tend to play eccentric people, larger than life individuals, so to play Kenny, who is a very normal guy, is a challenge and real change for me…” says Marc. “We all know someone like Kenny. He’s a decent guy who’s married to Donna [Andrea Lowe] and they love their three children, Chloe [Jade Kilduff], Matthew [Dominic Senior] and Ben [Harry Simpson]. “But early in the episode Kenny gets a phone call from his kids saying that a man in the local park has hurt his daughter, Chloe, but the extent of what has actually happened is not clear. Nevertheless, it’s a frightening scenario and obviously something bad has happened. So, on complete impulse, Kenny and his two friends, Gordon (Joe Duttine) and Jack (Neil Richmond), decide retribution is called for and rush off.

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“In the park, the friends see a jogger meeting the description of the man described to them and they lay into him. This attack unleashes some ugly violent behaviour, which later has serious repercussions for Kenny.” Marc emphasises that this is difficult subject matter and the episode is full of complicated moral dilemmas. “What I like about this story is that it’s very credible and believable. There’s nothing in it that you can’t easily see happening. A clever and perceptive mind thinks these things up.” In the final episode, Naomie Harris plays Alison Wade, a devoted mum desperately juggling her time and energy between her family and her demanding job working in a special needs school. But then, to Alison’s disbelief and horror, she finds herself in the dock facing serious allegations and at risk of losing everyone and everything she loves. “While I acknowledge my life is very different to Alison’s, I felt an immediate affinity with her. I can’t imagine there are many women out there who won’t empathise with her plight,” says Naomie, careful not to give away any salient bits of the plot away. Naomie describes Alison as “a modern everywoman: a working woman, a kind compassionate woman, but she’s also put upon by life. She’s got far too much on her plate, her husband’s lost his job and is unemployed. Money’s tight, they’ve got two young children to care for and she constantly worries about them and, on top of all that, her job’s extremely demanding.

the audience on a huge roller-coaster of a ride with their emotions and allegiances swinging between Alison and her husband, David, as their marriage disintegrates. “What’s really interesting is as we were filming we were debating: ‘Who are you for, Alison or David?’ and along the way members of the crew changed their minds about the rights or wrongs of what happens. But for my part there were no mitigating circumstances for David – not for one second was I for him,” she insists. However, Naomie is quick to praise the skill and kindness of her co-star, Warren Brown, who plays her embattled husband. “Warren and I have some very intense and harrowing scenes to act, but I couldn’t have asked for a more sensitive and wonderful person to act them with.” Warren has the last word about how realism kicks in, in the series. “We all hear about people getting off from crimes when they should be sent down and innocent people suffering miscarriages of justice. “The genius of the story is you don’t know what the verdict will be until the last few minutes – just brilliant drama.” Accused, starts Monday 15th November, BBC One, 9pm

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too. Dig a large enough hole for the new or moved plants and ensure that there is sufficient drainage at the bottom of the hole by digging over the base with a garden fork. Dig in some compost or tree & shrub planting mixture (this will give the plants a steady feed when they start growing again) and firm in the plants. If the plants are quite large then it may be as well to stake them just for the short term to help prevent them from rocking in the wind. Any plants that were planted during the autumn need checking occasionally to make sure they have not become loose in the ground, as they may not have created sufficient new roots yet. If you have some gaps in the garden then there’s still time to order barerooted trees and shrubs from specialist nurseries or if you prefer have a look at the local garden centres and see what pot-grown shrubs they have.

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AQUARIUS: Jan 20 - Feb 18 Does it feel as though you’re being stretched? Do you want to push on the walls and make your personal space expand? Or have you simply gone into competitive mode? Stress is so much more likely than not - and never more so than within the family from the middle of November.You might wish you could be cloned when it seems a certain person really needs you around but so too do work colleagues. Friends give you cause for concern and might even involve you in a relationship turmoil during the first week of December.You might prefer to spend more time with friends who seem to understand your position and offer the right level of comfort of the weekend 4th and 5th of December.You might also need to confront someone who needs you to talk more and feel less. PISCES: Feb 19 - Mar 20 Though at first it might seem that you’re rapidly approaching stalemate, all could change about the 18th, 19th and 20th of November - leaving you with much to think about. The temptation to break free could be considerable - and yet there may be advantages to accepting more responsibility, staying put and putting together your own team. This period could be viewed as the start of a six month adventure. The difficult bit is negotiating during the first week of December when you may find a friend wants to take action in a way that’s not your style but is very much theirs.You might need to spend some time explaining the potential pitfalls of doings things their way. Holiday talk could be in the air.You might also decide that it’s time to learn to speak another language or play a musical instrument. In short, you’re ready for a mental adventure. ARIES: Mar 21 - Apr 20 This might not be the easiest of times as tension is still very high and you could feel torn between a rock and a hard place. Not only that, you may feel that a dispute can only end up in the courts - which would, of course, be an expensive option. What you’d like is to see fairness, diplomacy and conciliation in action. If you’re dealing with family, there are further complexities. For many reasons they may not be thinking clearly from about the 1st December. With careful thought over the weekend (4th and 5th), you could arrive at an interesting proposal to put on the table - after you’ve checked potential loopholes with an expert. Even so it could be after 10th before you really know where you stand. Perhaps this period needs to be viewed as a cosmic test in patience and understanding! TAURUS: Apr 21 - May 21 There’s little question that you’ve coped with enormous change in recent months. The theme is set to continue - though now the focus is now more about finance and agreements - especially an old one that comes up for review by the end of November. There’s also the question of explaining to a friend or someone working in education just how you propose to deal with a situation which they view as messy. A delicate balancing act may be required during the first week of December. Perhaps they don’t understand you at all! The fact is though that for you to work together, new agreements will need to be reached - this process is likely to be drawn out. On the upside, that should mean that all minor as well as major details are attended and signed off.

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GEMINI: May 22 - Jun 22 November is likely to finish one way or completely the other. Either way you could go through a malfunction week by the end of the month - needing support from someone who understands you well. It’s likely too that about the 4th or 5th you’ll need to put a little focus on health matters. Is it possible that you’re run down? Lacking Vitamins? With so many friends to help, they do need to hear what you’re thinking, feeling and planning. Perhaps what you need is a long-term project to soak up some of the creative energy surfacing around 10th December. Another possibility is that your diplomatic talents will be put to the test - and by a work colleague who senses you really are the best person for the job. The best bit is that people you know you like and who share your enthusiasm are likely to be there too. CANCER: Jun 23 - Jul 22 For you the stakes are highest in your leisure and pleasure department. It seems you’re ready to create. At one level this might result in you changing your mind about something you thought you wanted to study. At another it may be about the costs involved. Then there’s that other factor: latent talent and hunches that might even bring your entrepreneurial talents to the surface during the final days of November. Inevitably this could result in cross words with someone whom you thought was an ally by the end of the month.You might discover though that someone whom you thought wouldn’t support a change of direction is completely onside during December. Perhaps they now recognise your particular greatness. It may not be possible to avoid drama though - and to deal with a set of circumstances that seem to come straight from a soap opera script! LEO: Jul 23 - Aug 23 It might feel as though a firework has gone off toward the end of November when someone who’s dithered for ages finally makes a snap decision that’s so, so unexpected. This may be connected to a recent shift in family dynamics - or in financial husbandry. Bottom line is that you might need all of next weekend to process what’s happened. Keep this possibility in mind as the week begins in December and as harsh facts come to light. It may be that someone has been far more incompetent than you expected. That same person may be hoping that you have enough good will to forgive and to help sort out a muddle. What you need is to know the bottom line and to show outrage around 5th, 6th or 7th December. Though focused on your reaction, it might be as well to be prepared for someone else making a dramatic statement of their own. VIRGO: Aug 24 - Sept 22 Handling impatience could be challenging Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd and then there’s the influence of a family member half-way through the week and their comments which could inflame you further. After that partnerships, already high on your agenda, become high profile. Only you can know if you’re being given the nourishment you need or if you need to move.You also need to assess just how much upheaval you can cope with before November is out. On the grounds that this isn’t a rehearsal, you may decide that you can’t allow a promising adventure to go past without getting involved - even if the domestic and financial costs are huge. It’s likely also that you’ll attract a group that you can then build into a team during December. Another possibility is surfing the Internet and discovering a like-minded community.

LIBRA: Sept 23 - Oct 23 It may be necessary to face a few financial truths this month. There may be other truths too. An ethical crisis hangs in the air - forcing you to confront deeply held beliefs and to assess their cost before November ends. Aware that others are facing big decisions you might long to question some people in depth - especially on Thursday 2nd December. It’s possible though that you’ll feel stone-walled and irritated by the argumentative nature of someone who seems determined not to find compromise. Perhaps all you can do is to bide your time. There’s considerable tension in the air which will eventually pass. Doing what you can to reduce stress and to ensure you have adequate rest may need to take priority. Think of yourself as a radio receiver. Tuning in to a new frequency shouldn’t be at all difficult. SCORPIO: Oct 24 - Nov 22 The accent is very heavily on home, family matters, holidays and how you look after yourself during December. The latter is set to become a priority - stress is likely to surface. It may be that you need to work on your spiritual core. It’s possible too that in reconnecting with someone who has a strong faith system, that you will begin to feel more nourished. Another possibility is that a group of friends will seek your assistance with an Internet-related project by the middle of December. Daunting as it may be to learn new skills and techniques you could excel here. This might even prove the perfect medium for you - broadening your horizons and giving you a new platform to engage with like-minded people. This might also be about agreeing a different time-line. SAGITTARIUS: Nov 23 - Dec 21 At one level you could feel ravaged and maintaining privacy might not be easy during the last week of November. A large part of the problem seems to be that those around you are involved in actions with high stakes. They perhaps don’t mean to trample on your affairs but may be so focused on their own that they don’t see what’s happening to you. The sheer power and authority of decisions could be unnerving. On the other hand, if you’ve been trying to raise capital or to move forward a project, the speed at which things happen could take you pleasantly by surprise. It’s unlikely that this will cause trouble with others - even at work: your pace and calmness could be just what friends and colleagues need. By the weekend of 4th and 5th December there’s more time for play - which should make a very real difference to your mood. CAPRICORN: Dec 22 - JAN 19 Too many decisions to make? Voices from the past getting to you? Or are financial matters that have your undivided attention? Or a little of all of this - coupled with a family drama. If what’s going on in the heavens really is mirrored then this should be an action packed month. You may rightly feel that whatever you choose to do will cost you one way or another - which might prompt you to use your lion’s roar on more than one occasion. It’s likely though that you’re not too far off being able to ditch something that in recent years has simply not been good for you. Releasing this might be painful yet essential. It’s kiss and make-up time for someone else or even saying ‘sorry’ in a witty way. You might be just as interested in engaging with new people: which is just as well as someone looks set to enter your life.


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n any street it’s easy to spot the vulnerable properties - if, like a burglar, you know what to look for! Terraced houses, bungalows, detached, old and new builds - they can all have their security strengths and weaknesses. The good news is every home owner can make simple improvements, and you can often spot the difference in similar houses side by side. General Home Security Tips * Ladders left outside, which could be used to gain access to open upstairs windows or roofs * Letterboxes through which a hand could be inserted (and never leave keys nearby, whether for house, car or window, on hooks or window sills) * Good use of net curtains and blinds * Trellis and thorny climbing rose * Window grilles and iron fences (but remember fire safety) Do not leave your Christmas presents on view

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The trick is to look carefully at your property through fresh eyes, noting deterrents and areas which need improving. Remember, burglars can get through any opening that a human head can. And mark, visibly or otherwise, property including tools, with your postcode. The normal lock, rather than a deadlock, should be changed.Yales and simple locks can be forced whereas a deadlock, even if access is gained through a window, prevents thieves removing stolen goods through the door - another deterrent. Two thirds of burglaries are through the door with just under a third through the window. Ironically as many as 3 out of 10 burglaries require no force - thieves simply get in through an open door or window, according to the government’s crime reduction advice. A row of terraced houses usually offers advantages by fronting onto a public street and having such close neighbours. But here we find a wide variation in door locks with only 1 in 5 being more than a simple Yale. ‘If too simple, burglars will just remove the fascia and strip the beading so they can remove the whole pane of glass.’ Windows vary too, from sash (easy if not locked), double

glazing (difficult if well constructed, but consider escape in event of fire) and PVCu (again depends on locks and construction). Stripping the whole pane of glass from a window isn’t likely on a street-fronting row, but at the end terrace, access to the back of the properties and even onto the outbuilding roofs of those backing on could be reached so care needs to be taken. Fences and walls are easier to climb than hedges, and while broken glass or barbed wire carry legal obligations for the owner, simply putting some trellis on top, especially with plants, both raises the height and makes access trickier. If your street is also dimly lit with only a streetlight at each end, some owners should consider putting a light on their house. Nearly 60% of burglaries occur in the evening or at night, so install time switches for interior lights and radio. Gravel paths can be a good idea, as they are nice and noisy, so as a burglar I would pick the one with the quiet lawn all the way up instead.’ Check outside your property for anything that could be used to step over the back yard gate. Will having a dog make a difference? ‘They’re not always the deterrent people think they might be. Burglars will sometimes take a dog so they have an excuse for being out and about at night, while the smell of dog on them can distract or even calm the householder’s pet.’ A good deterrent and a physical hindrance can be a thorny rose bush which gently interrupts the front path entrance. It’s partly psychological, with thieves considering speedy entry and exit, but thorns can also rip clothing and draw blood. ‘You can buy very fast-growing roses with good thorns which are effective in a number of ways.’ At the same time, the bush does not obscure the view from the road or the house, and neither does other greenery in the front garden. This is important when considering fences or plants. ‘There is just enough to give some privacy, preventing a burglar seeing clearly through a whole window, but not so much that it would provide cover for him while he breaks in. Movement-activated lights over main doors is a good idea! Attached garages which have a simple locked handle should be replaced by fitting locking bars to each side of the door, a thief would have to remove the whole garage door to get in. By just looking around your home and garden you will be able to make changes to ensure you are not one of the thousands of people who are burgled every year.

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SNOW ON THE HILLS - time for a little spice in your life

The fantastic aromatic flavour of smoked paprika to be precise. A powder made from whole red peppers which are dried in oak stoves and can be used in a multitude of different ways in the kitchen. Here ere are a few ways of warming yourself up this winter.

Come and enjoy hearty portions of quality food and real ales with real fires and a warm, friendly welcome. Christmas Fayre offered Lunch & Evening throughout December.

Booking is recommended Worston, Clitheroe (just off the A59) BB7 1QA Tel: 01200 441218

www.calfshead.co.uk

New Inn Clapham

As relaxed as you like

Sunday Roast 12 - 2pm

1 course £7.95, 2 courses £9.95, 3 courses £12.35

Christmas Lunch

Nov 29th - Dec 18th (excluding Sats) 12-2pm 2 courses £11.95, 3 courses £13.95 Coffee & Mince pies £1.95

Christmas Day

5 courses £34.95 Booking Essential Telephone: 015242 51203 Email: info@newinn-clapham.co.uk Or visit our website: www.newinn-clapham.co.uk

SMOKED PAPRIKA ROAST CHICKEN 1 Whole chicken 2 tbsp Smoked paprika 2 tbsp Honey 1 tbsp Lemon juice 1 tbsp Butter 2 tsp Garlic salt (or salt and garlic powder) METHOD Pre-heat the oven to 325˚F/Gas 6. Wash the chicken inside and out with cold water, pat dry with kitchen paper. Mix all the remaining ingredients together to form a paste and smother the surface of the chicken. Place in a roasting tin and roast in the oven for between 1 and 1½ hours depending on the size of your bird. The chicken is cooked when the juices run clear when you pierce the thigh with a skewer. Serve with your best roast potatoes and green vegetables for a warming twist to Sunday roast. Use the same mixture to coat your favourite steak before grilling - fantastic flavours without overpowering the flavour of the meat.

SMOKED PAPRIKA CHICKEN STROGANOFF 4 Chicken breasts (skinless, cut into thin strips) 2 tsp Smoked paprika 2 Shallots - finely diced 2 Garlic cloves - crushed and chopped 50 ml Soured cream Button mushrooms ½ glass White wine METHOD Toss the chicken in the paprika until completely coated. In a thick bottomed pan fry the onions, garlic and mushrooms in a little olive oil. Then add the chicken and slowly cook through for 2-3 mins, then de-glaze the pan by adding a little white wine, about 3 fl.oz. and bring to the boil. Finish the dish with the soured cream, seasoning with black pepper and sea salt and serve with boiled rice. Garnish with chopped parsley for that prof professional finish.

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Christmas time in Barnoldswick B

arnoldswick makes for a great day out, particularly for those looking for unique Christmas gifts. With the centre being a Conservation Area, a pedestrian square allowing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and many streetsleading off, Barnoldswick offers a vast array of independently run shops providing choice, personal service and value for money and is just minutes from the A65 and A59 with easy access and parking. Steeped in history tracing back to the Vikings and known as Bernulfsuuie in the Doomsday Book, Barnoldswick is an interesting and pleasant town.

30 Newtown, Barnoldswick Lancashire BB18 5UQ (01282) 817805

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Lisa Johnson Lighting . . just keeps growing . .

We have extended our lighting & interiors showroom, doubling our display space Beautiful gifts for the home with our wool throws, fireside furniture, candlesticks, wall art, Moorcroft, lamps, mirrors, sculptures & Glass Art Web: www.lisajohnsonlighting.com Email: info@lisajohnsonlighting.com

So come and have a look at this special town, stay a while and enjoy its unique, genuine welcome. Barnoldswick’s Christmas Lights HORT OG N IDES Switch-on GROOMING - BOUTIQUE - PET FOOD Saturday 13th November

3 Newtown,Barnoldswick BB18 5UQ Tel: 01282 812105 Free Town Parking

Merlin Suite, Rolls-Royce Leisure Skipton Road, Barnoldswick

PARTY NIGHTS Sat 11th & Fri 17th December 7.30pm - 12.30am 3 Course Meal plus DISCO £23.50 Are you interested in coming along to “Parrr ty!”

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Take the stress out of Christmas, enjoy a superb, freshly cooked traditional Christmas Lunch in festive surroundings

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Pet Boutique “Purrfecting Pawfection” www.anypaw.com 3 RAINHALL ROAD, BARNOLDSWICK BB18 5AF TEL: 01282 851949 “PAMPER YOUR POOCH”

...decisions ...decisions Thinking about buying Christmas presents Come to Decisions... Decisions... For quality gifts at affordable prices

Open every day including all day Saturday 13 Newtown Barnoldswick Tel: 01282 814844

Ladies, Gents & Childrens Footwear

School Shoes - Wellies - Slippers - Trainers - Pumps Pumpbags - Bookbags Local Schools Sweatshirts with logos. 01282 850661 4 Frank Street Barnoldswick

For all your Carpets, Vinyls & Rugs

Please call in and browse our range of samples

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Fantastic Selection of Balloons for Weddings, Parties & Every Occasion Confetti - Favours

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20/22 NEWTOWN BARNOLDSWICK TEL./FAX 01282 814099

Shoe Care Products Key Cutting Engraving Backpacks, Holdalls, Polish, Small Leather Goods

(Under 12s Half Price)

We also stock a wide range of Quality Cards and Gifts CHRISTMAS STOCK ARRIVING DAILY 14 Fernlea Avenue, Barnoldswick Tel: 01282 853005 Open: Mon-Fri 9.00am to 5.30pm Sat 9.00am to 5.00pm

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SERVED BETWEEN 12 noon - 3pm To Reserve a table call The Leisure Office

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Simply a Wonderful Christmas T WHOLESOME BEE • Wholesome, healthy and organic • NEW! Frozen and Chilled section • Range of vegetarian and organic foods • NEW! Local speciality cheeses and preserves • Special diets – coeliac, dairy free, vegan etc • Quality supplements & herbal tinctures • Special Christmas goodies for all • NEW! Homoeopathic remedies • Make up your own gift boxes! • Mother & Baby body care • Natural skin products • Ethical, cruelty free • Discount for bulk • Detergent refills

Major suppliers of all agricultural medicines and feed, including equine, domestic pet and birds

Workwear & Waterproof Clothing for all seasons, including childrens sizes

Gift vouchers available

Sidings Industrial Estate - Settle Tel: 01729 825812 or 079688 126546

REBOUND CLINIC The Sidings Cammock Lane Settle, North Yorkshire

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hy put yourself through the madness of motorway driving, city parking, and rushing around high street stores trying to find something unusual when that special gift with a difference can undoubtedly be found in the picturesque and friendly town of Settle. From the arches of the Shambles in the main square, which forms the centre of Settle, you will find it easy walking to explore the streets, alleys and courtyards which have shops, cafes and restaurants galore and further businesses can be found within easy reach. Just taking a look at the array of adverts featured on these pages gives an idea of the vast and varied choice of independently owned and run businesses Settle has to offer. So why not let Settle make your Christmas Shopping relaxing and enjoyable this year! This year the Settle Christmas Light Switch On event has been organised by The Community,The Council & The Chamber of Trade with help of volunteers working together to provide an exciting and festive programme of events listed below.They would like to thank everyone concerned and are proud to invite you to the wonderful town of Settle.

BD24 9RP

0900 to 1700 Mon – Sat, Fri to 1800 The Shambles, Settle Tel: 01729 825103 enquiry@wholesomebee.co.uk

01729 825900 FOOT AND LEG PROBLEMS AFFECTING YOUR WORK AND SPORT? www.reboundclinic.co.uk

Settle Christmas Lights Switch On

er Fathistmas Chr 3pm

Saturday 27th November

Fine coffee, cakes and light lunches

Bishopdale Court Settle

OPENING HOURS Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Come & Visit our Lighting Showroom Design & Installation service available at Harrison & Cross Ltd Unit 6, Sidings Industrial Estate, Settle 01729 823423

Including • All Sorts market at Victoria Hall from 10am - 4pm • “T’was the night before Christmas” window displays • Children’s Treasure Hunt (forms from TIC & shops) • Four Schools Choir • Charity and food stalls in the Market Place from 2pm • Santa Arrives on his sleigh pulled by two reindeer and welcomes young visitors to his special grotto • The Big Switch-on at 5pm powered by Atlantic Rowers • Entertainment in the Market Place from 3pm - 6pm • Late Night Shopping until 6pm • Under 11s Disco, Victoria Hall 6pm - 8pm subject to change A big thank you to all our schools and local charities for taking part and to everyone for helping Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tourist Information Centre 01729 825192

We have an ever changing array in unusual gifts, home accessories, modern jewellery, toys, cards, contemporary clothes, plus everything for the gourmet cook.

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The Tearoom

Open 7 days a week For fresh coffee and fine teas All home-made food and cakes Market 01729 Place, Settle Telephone 823638 Tel: 01729 823638

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Quality, Service & Value We have probably the most comprehensive ranges of household textiles in the area and pride ourselves on offering both perfect leading brands and top quality seconds at...

Curtains for Christmas!

Genuine Value for Money Prices We carry several ranges of cushions, throws, bedspreads, runners and bolsters. Flannelette sheets, underblankets, a wide range of duvets including famous store slight seconds.

Last date for making curtains (orders) 6th December

Spensleys still carries bolsters, roller towels, extra deep sheets, bunk,, three quarter and superking bedding and ha have large stocks of Washable Table Fabrics, Table Protector and Non Slip Matting. We also offer a complete curtain service, both made to measure and readymade, blinds, nets and voiles.

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Ready mades in stock 7 High Street, Settle

(opposite The Lingerie Room)

01729 822005

www.homemakersettle.co.uk

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GLADRAGS Clothing Agency & Hat Hire

For winter days and party nights - an extensive range of quality clothing and accessories. Contemporary jewellery Luxurious wraps and scarves 7 Chapel Street, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9HS 01729 825911

Bally Farfalla Ash Bronx Tamaris

Avoca Part Two D&G Hauber Sandwich

Jaeger Roxy Basler Monsoon Armani

HIGH STREET, SETTLE and Lake Road, Bowness on Windermere Tel: 01729 823457

JAZZ A Z Z

CICCIA 9 824444 0172

Settle Carpet & Bed Centre

OPEN SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT DECEMBER

New Christmas Stock & Gift Vouchers CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY, FASHION HANDBAGS & GIFTS Tel: 01729 824444 The Shambles, Settle

Open Mon - Sat. Half day Wednesday Recliners - Chairs - Carpet Fitting - Free Estimate 7 Duke Street, Settle Tel: 01729 822109

ASHFIELD D.I.Y. Ltd Book NOW for Christmas

Christmas Shopping Evenings Mon 22nd Nov Nov,, Wed 1st Dec & Thurs 9th Dec 6am - 8pm Come along for gift ideas, a glass of wine and some nibbles Gift Vouchers Available Gift

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ELECTRICAL - BULBS, HALOGENS, CANDLE BULBS, GOLFBALLS, FLOURESCENT TUBES & FITTINGS, SOCKETS, SWITCHES, JUNCTION BOXES, FLEX AND CABLE BY THE METRE + SMALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES: KETTLES, IRONS, TOASTERS, MICROWAVES UPSTAIRS IN OUR NEW HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT. TIMBER - PLANED TIMBER UP TO 9’X1’ (25X2.25) & 4’X2’ (100X50) SKIRTING, FLOORBOARD, CLADDING, ARCHITRAVE & 65 DIFFERENT MOULDINGS, PLYWOOD, MDF, HARDBOARD IN CUT SIZES FROM 2’X2’ (60X60) TO 4X3 (120X90) TO FIT IN YOUR CAR. PAINT - LARGE STOCK OF EMULSION, GLOSS & SATIN (WHITES & COLOURS), PRIMERS, UNDERCOAT, SPRAYS, HAMMERITE, PLASTICOTE & SPECIALIST PAINTS PLUS 2 MIXING MACHINES - CROWN/BERGER RETAIL & LEYLAND TRADE - WE MIX MANY OTHER MANUFACTURERS COLOURS ON OUR MACHINES INCLUDING DULUX, LAURA ASHLEY, FIRED EARTH, SANDERSON ETC. PLUS DECORATING ACCESSORIES, WALLPAPERS & LOTS MORE. NUMBER ONE FOR DIY IN SETTLE ASHFIELD D.I.Y. LTD IN ASHFIELD CAR PARK ASHFIELD CAR PARK, STATION ROAD, SETTLE

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Down on the farm The team go back in time to face the challenges of life on an Edwardian farm…

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Hilary Bowman reports ife on any modern farm can present challenges but for our farming forebears, the hardships of rural life put all their skills to the test…

Following on from the hugely successful Victorian Farm series, archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn, together with domestic historian Ruth Goodman return to BBC Two as they experience life on an Edwardian farm. The world’s first tractor visits the farm. Driven by Harry Williams.

In twelve sixty-minute episodes following life on the farm over a whole calendar year, Edwardian Farm goes deep into a lost rural world where life was tough and working together was the only means of achieving anything.

He thoughtfully chose to come to Thomas’s because he loves you, and that’s what he wants you to know

Thomas’s Fine jewellery & Watches 36 Sheep Street, Skipton

Open Tuesday to Saturdays, and Sunday & Monday, December 19th & 20th

Tapsell & West Supplying Flooring / Carpets for over 50 years

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Setting up home at Morwellham Quay, in Devon, the trio have to get to grips with the trials and tribulations of life at the turn of the 20th century – a time of great social change and tumult, when farming was becoming increasingly mechanised and the world was moving gradually towards war. Morwellham Quay was once one of the busiest ports in Britain but has long since come to a standstill – it’s now down to Alex, Peter and Ruth to bring it back to life as it would have been in its heyday during the reign of King Edward VII. They’ll have to learn new period skills and crafts, using only the tools and materials that would have been available at the time. As in the first series, the action will be based primarily on the farm but farming here was about far more than just livestock and crops. Farmers had to diversify and the new location allows the team to explore other areas of the wider working countryside, including rivers and coasts, boat-building, mining, fishing and market gardening and to master the industrial advances of the Edwardian age. From investigating the impact of water-powered machines and the world’s first tractor, the team will engage in a whole host of challenging activities, delving into Britain’s rural heritage once again to unearth how Edwardian farmers recovered from the agricultural depression leaner, fitter and more diverse then ever before. Alex Langlands is an archaeologist and historian, with a degree in Medieval

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Archaeology and a MA in World Archaeology. He is also currently studying for his PhD. Alex has had a fascination with the British landscape since his early childhood. In particular, his passion for farming, from prehistoric times through to the recent past, has driven him to excavate numerous rural archaeological sites in a bid to understand agricultural practices from various periods of Britain’s history. Alex says: “Life on the land 100 years ago was tough. Making a living from farming and fishing in the South West of England required an inordinate amount of skills and a taste for seriously hard work. “The Edwardian farm was a new and exciting challenge and a test of all my resolve but I came away having learned an enormous amount about the hardships of rural life lived at the turn of the 20th century.” Peter Ginn is a trained archaeologist and historian who studied with Alex at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. He has been involved in a great deal of experimental archaeology. His research interests include Egyptology, field archaeology and primitive technologies and he specialises in 19th-century farming practice. Peter says: “I think that myself, Alex and Ruth have a burning ambition inside us and we perhaps bite off more than we can chew at times on the farm. At the start of the series I hoped I’d learn some new skills, do right by the animals and try my hardest – and I achieved all of that and more.” Ruth Goodman specialises in social and domestic history and its interpretation to the public. She enjoys working with an exciting and stimulating range of museums, academic institutions, historic houses, theatre and other media. She has recently taken part in BBC Two’s Victorian Pharmacy and Edwardian Farm represents Ruth’s third year of living with Alex and Peter on a historical farm. Ruth Says: “If variety is the spice of life, then Edwardian rural life has proved to be one heck of a curry. With early 20th-century economics forcing us, like it forced our ancestors, to diversify and the wonderful geography of the South West giving us moors, rivers, steep slopes and the coast to win our living from, our year on the Edwardian farm has been packed full. “Farming and market gardening have formed a core around which we have fished, gathered, mined, scrubbed, and eaten our way through life as it was lived 100 years ago.” The unique location of the farm, on the Tamar Valley in Devon, allows the trio to travel and explore far more than ever before. The farm sits between the Devon coast and the rolling granite plains of Dartmoor – and both are used extensively.

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Once the site of the busiest inland port in Britain, the river is at the centre of life on the farm and the team have many new experiences from sailing in a hand made coracle, building their own trout hatchery and bringing a paddle steamer to the area for the first time in eighty years.

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Holmes’ most memorable adventure, The Hound Of The Baskervilles. A national rural economy is revealed. Being on the coast, Devon farmers were well-placed to take full advantage of sea and rail networks that enabled faster transportation of goods both inland and abroad. Market gardening, for example, enabled them to capitalise on a climate which could produce strawberries, daffodils and cherries far earlier than anywhere else in Britain. The arrival of the railways meant they could get these goods up to London and major cities as far away as Scotland within hours of being picked. Because Edwardian Farm covers such a wide area, the community is rich and varied. From fishermen, boatmen, mining engineers, assayers, foragers and railway signalmen to lace-makers, hedge-layers, dairy maids, school teachers, charcoal-burners, travelling salesmen and even horse whisperers. The series delves into new areas of social life such as the classroom, the local Methodist church, the football match, the séance, tourism, day-tripping and the pub. Some of the challenges: In the first episode, the viewers saw the team arrive at Morwellham in the month of September to set up their Edwardian farm and cottage – their home for the next twelve months. Preparing the fields for growing crops is essential, so Alex and Peter take on the hazardous and gruelling task of making quicklime fertilizer – the most dangerous job they’ve ever undertaken. Still to come: October: The team take on new enterprises on the farm – market gardening, egg production, beef cattle and preserving supplies in preparation for the coming winter. They celebrate the turning of the season with an Edwardian style Halloween. November: To prosper as Edwardian farmers, the team need to get to grips with the technologies of the age and use Edwardian science to set up an exciting new venture on the farm. Using a piece the world’s first tractor to plough the field, and restocking the river with trout by making a hatchery, they are determined to make a success of their new enterprises. December: As winter sets in, the team must face the challenge of earning a living in one of the hardest months of the year. Taking jobs off the farm, Ruth heads off to work in service in a stately home while the boys turn to the sea to make money – but with little luck on their sea-faring, fishing expedition, Ruth has to prepare a poor man’s Christmas lunch. January: And the harshest winter in living memory forces the trio to further explore the ways in which an Edwardian farmer would look to make a living away from the farm. Exploring the industries that brought wealth to Devon, Ruth learns the art of lace-making, while Alex and Peter get to grips with mining – and traditional tools of the trade such as the grimly nick-named “the widow-maker”.

Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman watch a demonstration of the worlds first tractor by David White and Harry Williams

Marking the team’s mid-way point on life on the farm, the series then celebrates with a special episode looking at one single day in the life on an Edwardian farmer – how they worked, rested and played in a world without running water, electricity or mechanised transport. March: And the team greets the long awaited arrival of spring – it’s time to bring in the daffodil harvest, deliver lambs and break in a new pony. After a delightful start to the new season, the team are in high spirits for the celebration of Easter, which means feasting, a special church service and a surprise for Ruth – her daughter, Eve, arrives to spend mothering Sunday on the farm. April: The fishing season has arrived. Edwardian Devonians lived with one foot on the land and one in the sea, so Alex and Peter set sea in an Edwardian trawler, hastily finishing repairs before setting sail. Keeping to dry land, Ruth forages on the sea shore and prepares potted shrimp and smoked mackerel. May: Tourism comes to the Tamar Valley. It’s May and, with Empire Day approaching, an Edwardian style paddle steamer arrives at Morwellham with summer tourists ready to part with their cash. Ruth, Alex and Peter pull out all the stops, greeting them with clotted cream with Devon cut-rounds and their harvested strawberries. In the next episode, the farmers head up to Dartmoor where Alex and Peter get to grips with sheep shearing while Ruth takes the fleeces off to a wool mill to find out how it was processed and manufactured. Along the way, old friend Rupert Acton and his family arrive in style in an Edwardian motor car ready for a relaxing picnic before exploring the area with an authentic Edwardian hiking trail.

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We then go to harvest time and it’s all hands on deck as the team bring in their cherry and potato crops. Once this is done they can relax with a rare day out at the seaside – the only holiday an Edwardian farmer would have had – complete with musical entertainment, new-fangled swimming costumes and a Punch & Judy show. Before it’s time for the team to wave goodbye to their time on the Edwardian farm, there’s the oat crop to harvest – a job made impossible by constant rain. To celebrate the end of harvest – and all that was exciting in the Edwardian era – the whole town enjoys a grand fete, sporting new innovations such as the electric light bulb and a genuine flying machine.

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ALL ABOUT Spoilers & Rumours… (If you don’t want to know what’s coming up in the latest soaps then close your eyes now) CORRIE: Monday, November 15th: Anna and Eddie are devastated as they discover that Gary has been seriously injured in an attack. Leanne confesses to a stunned Carla that she slept with Nick. Elsewhere, the pastor makes his feelings about Sophie and Sian’s ‘life choice’ clear; Ciaran lets Michelle know what she means to him; and Jim celebrates his birthday in The Rovers by getting drunk and clashing with Owen. Thursday, November 18th: Weatherfield gather to say a tearful farewell to one of their own at Jack’s funeral. Carla asks Peter round to discuss her drink driving charge - but he’s shocked by what he finds when he arrives at the flat! Owen is not impressed that Jim spent the night at The Rovers; and Fiz finds Katy and Chesney in a state of undress. Friday, November 19th: Molly tries to convince Kevin that they should be together, but he’s having none of it and heads off for a romantic night with Sally. Alone in The Joinery, Nick demands that Leanne look him in the eye and tell him she doesn’t want him. John is put in an impossible position as Fiz is determined to call the police, and Owen and Jim square up in The Rovers. EMMERDALE: Monday, November 15th: Paddy confronts Rhona over her plans to leave. Despite being forced to work together on a job up at Butlers, Paddy and Rhona can’t seem to agree. Hazel warns Bob that Viv’s acting like she wants him back; and Chas is running out of excuses not to sleep with Carl when Charity’s scheming happens to lend a hand. Thursday, November 18th: Charity discovers that she’ll need to get Debbie on side to help Jai with his development plans for Wishing Well; Katie tells Andy that they can only be friends; Chas calls on the cops to pull over Carl for drink driving; Amy locks herself in the bathroom at the foster home and refuses to come out unless Val’s there; and Rhona is frustrated at Paddy’s failed attempt to tell Marlon about them and insists she’ll do it herself. Friday, November 19th: Paddy is still reluctant to tell Marlon the truth, so Rhona calls Marlon to arrange to meet him. Rhona tearfully explains to Paddy that things have just got a lot worse. He’s stunned when she reveals she’s pregnant and the baby must be Marlon’s. Ella winds Declan up about the possibility of staying on at Home Farm, and Val is thoughtful when Amy arrives in the village and tells her that social services pay a fortune to foster parents. EASTENDERS: Monday, November 22th: Stacey’s disappearance sends shockwaves around the Square while Shirley’s concerns turn to unbridled joy when Phil reveals his latest investment. Meanwhile, Glenda’s man-hunt culminates in a startling admission. Thursday, November 25th: The Masood household is rocked to the core by a chilling visitor from the past. Meanwhile, Ryan’s life is thrown into

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navigating her way through the maledominated world of horse racing, Chenery, together with veteran trainer Lucien Laurin fosters a gifted colt that ultimately crosses the finish line into history as a Triple Crown winner in 1973. Starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh. 4. RED (PG13) After surviving an assault from a squad of hit men, retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team for an all-out war. Frank reunites with old Joe (Morgan Freeman), crazy Marvin (John Malkovich) and wily Victoria (Helen Mirren) to uncover a massive conspiracy that threatens their lives. Only their expert training will allow them to survive a nearimpossible mission - breaking into CIA headquarters. Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich. 5. SAW Vll 3D (R) As a fierce battle rages over Jigsaw’s (Tobin Bell) terrible legacy, survivors seek support from a fellow survivor and self-help guru who has a few dark secrets of his own. Meanwhile, crooked cop Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) seeks revenge against Jigsaw’s wife and an author who has his own Jigsaw story. Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor Mandylor, Betsy Russell. 6. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) When the Rey family moves into their new Southern California home, little do they realize that the house is already occupied. After coming home one day to find the house in disarray but with no signs of forced entry or robbery, the Reys install a video surveillance system to catch the pranksters. However, nothing prepares them for what happens next. Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Brian Boland. Out Of This World… Wash Day Blues... A man in Germany has got himself in trouble with the authorities after he threw his washing machine out of his 8th floor window - because he couldn’t be bothered to carry it down. Gunther Koenig was too lazy to carry the old washing machine down from his eighth floor flat and so instead took the more direct route of chucking it out of the window for his Freiburg apartment. The washing machine promptly exploded into hundreds of pieces on impact, scattering debris over a wide area and the road needed to be closed for a short while so that the mess could be cleared up. Koenig told Local media: ‘I don’t know what the fuss was about - I checked there was no one underneath before I dropped it.’ Something For The Weekend... A gentleman’s hair salon has found a novel way to boost business - all its lady hairdressers are topless. The idea for Hotcuts came from Polish-born owner Wojtek Wasilewski. But it took him 18 months to find girl hairdressers, who were willing to go semi naked as they brandished their scissors. Wojtek said: ‘I wanted to make the salon like a gentlemen’s club. ‘Business is booming. The phone has been ringing off the hook.” Belly Button Fluff... Librarian Graham Barker has a Guinness World Record after saving 22.1gm of his ‘belly button fluff’. The 45-year-old from Perth, Australia, has collected lint every day for 26 years.

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He ‘harvests’ the lint each night and places it in a clay pot, while he waits for his shower to warm up. He has now filled three and a quarter sweet jars and had his achievement recognised by Guinness World Records. Graham, who says he is ‘not obsessive’, collected his first piece of fluff on 17 January 1984 while on a backpacking holiday in Australia. Mr Barker hopes to fill another five jars before he stops collecting and believes there is little chance of his record being beaten. Dress Code... A seaside city in Italy is planning to ban miniskirts and other revealing clothing to improve what the mayor calls standards of public decency. Castellammare di Stabia is trying to be the latest location in Italy to make use of new powers to crack down on what is deemed to be anti-social behaviour. Mayor Luigi Bobbio said the regulations would help “restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence”. Offenders would face fines of between 25 and 500 euros. In other places they have banned sandcastles, kissing in cars, feeding stray cats, wooden clogs and the use of lawn mowers at weekends. I McDo... Couples who are getting hitched and have a penchant for fast food can now tie the knot in McDonald’s restaurants. These ceremonies include a buffet of burgers and a wedding cake built out of apple pies. However, there is a hitch. The outlets where the weddings can be held will remain open to the public. Worse still, guests looking forward to a drink will be disappointed because the McDonald’s alcohol ban will still be in force at the restaurants. Nevertheless, the weddings will be available at the chain’s branches in Hong Kong from January, with each ceremony costing £250. So, that’s four Big Macs, two cheeseburgers...and would you like a McWedding ceremony with that? Santa Test... The world’s top Santa Clauses are set to compete for the title of Santa of the Year in Sweden later this month. Father Christmas impersonators have to undergo a series of five tasks, in -30 degree Celcius temperatures, in order to win the coveted accolade. From November 26th to 28th, white-bearded men from around the globe will be taking their sleighs to the Santa Claus Winter Games 2010 in Gällivare, which is located in Sweden, 60 miles within the Arctic Circle. The Santas won’t be tested on their ability to get down chimneys or creep through houses undetected though. Last year, the winner Jim Chang, surprisingly hailed from Hong Kong, not Lapland. Swing To The Right... Czech politician Ivona Fiserova is promising a huge swing to the right and left when she goes naked at her party’s next conference. The curvy councillor was incensed when party leaders criticised her for turning up to a previous event in a figure-hugging pink mini-dress. Now she is planning to hit back by stripping off and showing her true colours. It was intended however as a humorous attack on other parties unrealistic claims about job creation rather than as a serious campaign technique. Let’s just hope Britain’s coalition government don’t get any similar ideas. And Finally... A dyslexic man walks into a bra.


ALL ABOUT THEATRE The Library Theatre, Darwen Fri 10th Dec – Fri 24th Dec Jack & The Beanstalk (Join Jack on an adventure that takes him up through the clouds after climbing a magical Beanstalk) Keighley Playhouse Mon 6th – Sat 11th Dec The Railway Children (When their father is escorted from their comfortable London home, Roberta, Phyllis and Peter have to move with their mother to a remote cottage in Yorkshire, close to the railway line. Eventually their vigilance and courage prevent an accident and in return for their kindness some important people help solve the mystery of their missing father) Arts Centre, Bingley Mon 6th – Sat 11th Dec It Runs In The Family

(Dr. David Mortimore, a married neurologist with racked nerves, is warming up for a careermaking lecture when in bursts Jane Tate (once Nurse Tate) with the reasons for her hasty departure 18 years and 9 months ago) Alhambra Theatre, Bradford Mon 15th – Sat 20th Nov Dreamboats And Petticoats (Featuring classic rock ‘n’ roll songs from a bygone era) Tues 30th Nov – Sat 11th Dec Hairspray (The ultimate feel-good show with Mickey Dolenz) St. George’s Hall, Bradford Thurs 18th Nov An Evening With Billy Pearce (Chuffing adult comedy) Sat 20th Nov Frankie Boyle (One of the hottest and most controversial comedians) Skipton Theatre Tues 7th – Sat 11th Dec I Have Been Here Before (Dr Gortler believes that past, present and future are all inter-linked in one spiral. He tells the guests at the inn where he is staying the story of a young married couple. The young couple check in Affordable entertainment for any - the past. The marriage proves an unhappy one event large or small. and the wife meets her lover at the inn - the present. The husband Office Parties, Anniversaries, discovers the affair - the future. Are the Weddings, Christenings, three people involved Corporate Events. in a similar story?) Ilkey Playhouse Mon 29th Nov – Sat Telephone Peter Fleming 11th Dec The Flint 07754 583 691 01282 859802 Street Nativity (Mizzis email: peter@pf-magic.co.uk Web: www.pf-magic.co.uk Horrocks’ class of seven year olds (all Member of Manchester Circle of Magicians played by adults) is about to perform their nativity play for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play proudly present Mary, the Star grumbles he’s not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won’t stop waving to his mum and dad and the subversive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script - and then the stick insect escapes...) Grand Theatre, Leeds Featuring special items by the younger members of the Sat 27th Nov The Ken Dodd Happiness Orchestra & Guest Appearance by a Local Artist Show (Enjoy a fun-filled Admission £5 Concessions £4 Refreshments & Raffle variety show for all the family, with guests, Further details from Mr. Ken Tennant 01282 843619 non-stop gags and a

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CHARITY RECIPE BOOK ON SALE NOW! Following their fundraising success of last year of raising £1,546.73 For Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Images have launched their charity recipe book for Y.A.A on Tuesday 9th November 2010 at 2pm. The book is full of delicious, favourite, tried and tested recipes which have been donated by members of Images Toning Salon and local celebrity chefs most of whom were in attendance at the book launch. All proceeds from the sale of the recipe book are in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance - a minimum donation of £5 per book is required. The books are now available from Images, Dawson`s Court, Market Place, Settle BD24 9ED. Telephone number 01729 823344.

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selection of songs in celebration of fifty-five hilarious years) Tues 30th Nov – Sun 12 Dec The Nutcracker (One of the world’s favourite ballets and has delighted audiences, young and old, for over 100 years. The perfect introduction to classical ballet, The Nutcracker has something for everyone) West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Sat 20th Nov – Sat 15th Jan A Christmas Carol (Bah! Humbug! It’s Christmas Eve and the meanest and most cold-hearted man in London, Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for merriment or mistletoe. But as the clock strikes midnight Scrooge’s world turns around as he is taken on a vivid journey) Fri 3rd Dec - Sun 16th Jan Aladdin (How to tell the story of the lamp? You need a hero, a baddie and a heroine. An idle boy who has nothing at all, and a beautiful girl who has everything - and there’s a genie and a lorry load of lamps) Harrogate Theatre Fri 26rd Nov 10 – Sat 15th Jan 11 Dick Whittington (An enchanting adventure from Harrogate to London in this truly traditional pantomime. Adventure, colour and fun in equal measure)

Sat 20th Nov Marc Almond at The Lowry Centre, Salford

CINEMA Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG) Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned. Megamind (PG) After super-villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Jonah Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (PG) Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, menfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

Sat 27th Nov Squeeze at The Apollo, Manchester

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Fri 3rd Dec Status Quo at The King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Fri 12th Nov Aynsley Lister at The Boardwalk, Sheffield

Wed 17th Nov Goldfrapp at The University, Manchester

Fri 12th Nov Motorhead at The King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Wed 17th Nov Levellers at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Fri 12th Nov Roberta Flack at The Lowry Centre, Salford

Fri 19th Nov Skunk Anansie at The Academy, Leeds

Tues 16th Nov Motorhead at The Apollo, Manchester

Fri 19th Nov Steve Hackett at The University, Manchester

Sat 20th Nov The Hamsters at The Boardwalk, Sheffield Sun 21st Nov The Manfreds at The Grand Theatre, Leeds Mon 22nd Marc Almond at The Grand Theatre, Leeds Weds 20th Nov Steve Harley at The Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester Fri 26th Nov Squeeze at The Academy, Leeds Fri 26th Nov Status Quo at The Guildhall & Charter Theatre, Preston

Sat 27th Nov Bad Manners at The Corporation, Sheffield Tues 30th Nov Paul Weller at The Arena, Sheffield Weds 1st Dec Jools Holland at St. George’s Hall, Bradford Wed 1st Dec Human League at The City Hall, Sheffield Fri 3rd Dec Sham 69 at The Well, Leeds Fri 3rd Dec Michael Bolton at The City Hall, Sheffield

Sat 4th Dec Katie Melua at The Apollo, Manchester Sun 5th Dec Michael Bolton at The Apollo, Manchester Mon 6th Dec Status Quo at The Apollo, Manchester

Christchurch Ilkley Saturday 4th Dec 7-30pm

The Fairfax Singers in Concert with Liz Frankland (Soprano) Christmas readings by Norman Davies,Jenny Freeman and Liz Stanley Tickets £8 at the door (in aid of African Mission Alliance AIDS orphans and widows in Zambia)

Arthington Village Hall Pool-in-Wharfedale Saturday 11th Dec 7-30pm Christmas with the Fairfax Singers Guest - Beth Plummer (Young Pianist) Tickets £8 at the door ( In aid of Village Hall) Musical Director Dorothy Hawkshaw Accompanist Julie Wilson

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LARGE LOG BASKET cost £25, brand new £10. Gents strong brown leather golf shoes, size 8, £10. Gents all leather hand made shoes, black size 8, as new, £10. 01729 824066 GENERATOR 6½HP 2.3 KVA, good working order, just serviced, £80. 01535 634462 DISPLAY CABINET mahogany H72”, W36” top glass doors, 2 shelves, lower wood doors, excellent condition, £40. 01943 839762 FASHION COAT size 24, red, as new, £10. Tops, blouses etc. £2 each, all modern 20/22. 07766 713916 OLD ENGLAND CREAM LEATHER SUITE 3 piece, and 2 chairs, £400. 07941 353697 TOYS football goal post, £5. Play tent, £7. Child’s wardobe, painted pink, £15. 01756 790934 PLANT POTS FREE, three large bags full of washed plant pots, various sizes - free. 01282 867224 LADIES SWEDISH LAMBS ¾ COAT size 16, £25. 2 ladies ¾ sheepskin coats, one brown, one grey, size 16, £20 each. 01756 793265 BEKO MINI OVEN 2 hobs, grill oven, as new, £40. 01535 635718 TWO SANTA OUTFITS ideal for toy dog, never worn, £5 each. 07599 531662 FLAT SCREEN TV 16” suit bedroom, new unwanted gift. Ideal Xmas gift, £70. 01756 749307 FOUR ‘VICTOR’ COMICS dated 1962, 63, 64, good condition for the age, offers. 01729 822157 HEALTHY LOW-FAT ELECTRIC FRYER Actifry as seen on TV, uses 1 spoonful oil, as new, £60. 01756 710618 FREE STANDING DEBUT POOL TABLE good condition, includes balls, cues, triangle & chalk. 180cm x 95 x 85H, £20.

01282 843077 TITCHMARSH & GOODWIN DARK OAK MAGAZINE TABLE today’s price £515, £275. 01535 636555 SETS OF 50 WILLS , PLAYERS CIGARETTES CARDS in albums and wallets, varied subjects, good condition. 01282 426866 BRAND NEW OAK BOARDED INTERNAL DOORS (2) 1981 x 762 x 34mm, £40 each. 07970 613748 CIGARETTE CARDS 50 Riders Of The World,VGC, any offer over £20 accepted. 07960 760029 SHERBORNE ELECTRIC RECLINER CHAIR also tilts forward to ease getting up, good condition, £350 ono. 01535 630462 FORK SPADES SHOVELS edging shears, bill hook, fibre glass 100m tape, various manual tillers, from £2.50. 01535 630496 COSATTO BABY’S CAR SEAT for 9mths to 3 years, good as new, £12 ono. 01282 603289 POTTERY KILN 1300˚C top loader, single phase, safefire controller wheel. Other materials, £550. 01200 447231 BMX APOLLO MW 20-8 brand new, sonic blue, £80 ono. 01756 791450 MOTHERCARE CURTAINS TIEBACKS matching lampshade, 46½” wide, 54” drop, baby blankets, gift wrapped ideal christmas, all £20. 01729 840007 CARAVAN PORCH AWNING large size, 8ft high, maroon grey, like new, Salou Bradcot, £150 ono. 01282 815908 FIRESTRATA PEBBLE & DRIFTWOOD DECORATIVE ELECTRIC FIRE little used, £799 new, accept £350 ono. 07836 621558 GARMENT & FABRIC STEAMER cost £70, now £25. 01943 609283 CEILING LIGHT/FAN fittings, £10 each. 01282 813285 CAR TYRE 165/13 radial, never been used, £15. 01535 644315 LOULEY D/B SIZE DUVET SET and 2 small pillows, never used, £15 (cost £35). 01756 749307 HOTPOINT C367EXM 60cm DOUBLE OVEN freestanding, with instructions, bought 3/09, cost £370, excellent condition,

accept £100 ono. 07765 407733 NEXT BOYS BUG JAM BEDLINEN SET & CURTAINS curtain pole/finials, 3 tier storage, box set, excellent condition, £49.99 ono. 07765 407733 DISNEY PETER PAN ISLAND & PIRATE SHIP & all accessories, excellent condition, £24.99 ono. 07765 407733 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES playset and vehicles and the 4 turtles and villains. Excellent condition, like new, £39.99 ono. 07765 407733 QUANTITY OF HAND KNITTED BABIES & CHILDRENS CLOTHES brand new, made as a hobby, offers. 01729 840663 GENTS BLACK DRESS SUIT £30, and gents grey mohair suit, £40, both chest 42”, waist 38”, inside leg 29” 01756 793265 WILLS CIGARETTE CARDS 50 (1937), wild flowers, £35 including frames. Also, flowering trees and shrubs (1924), £60 both. 01756 790047 MAMAS & PAPAS DOLLS PRAM £20. 3 wheel also trad dolls pram, perfect, £20. 01756 749307 ORIGINAL AIRFORCE SHEEPSKIN VGC, £70. 07766 713916 2 SUPER 8 CINE CAMERAS 2 projectors, one needs bulb, 1 screen, £25 ono as seen. 01729 830497 METAL GARAGE DOOR up and over, all fittings,VGC, buyer collects, size 7’ wide x 6’6” high, £50. 01535 635789 MAMMAS & PAPAS COT good clean condition, £20. 015242 51728 21 SPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE full suspension, y frame in red, excellent condition, 24” wheel, £35 ono. 01535 630496 ‘URBAN DETOUR’ FOLDING PRAM with cosytoes 7 accessories, used from new only at grandparents. Also bath & travel cot, lot, £75.. 01729 850335 ONE LARGE ONE SMALL LUCAS KING OF THE ROAD CARBIDE CAR LAMPS some fittings, £10. 01274 561881 DINING TABLE 5’X 3’, £20 ono. Plus up to 6 chairs at £5 each ono. 07761 415280 SEVERAL LILLIPUT

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LANE DISCONTINUED COTTAGES boxed, offers. 01729 823742 ROOF RACK for Escort van, good make, £30. 01729 822857 SONY CRT 24” SUPER TRINITRON WIDESCREEN TELEVISION black, excellent condition. Nicam stereo with remote, original box and packaging, superior picture, not digital, £15. 01729 823426 WOODRUP 23” HANDBUILT LIGHTWEIGHT TOURING BICYCLE VGC, £275 ono. Raleigh ‘Twenty’ shopping cycle, £45. 0113 2841262 HARRY MIDDLETON OF ORMSKIRK 1970s 22” CLASSIC RACING CYCLE, £65. 0113 2841262 COLUMBIA WIND-UP GRAMAPHONE table top model, good working order, £50. 01535 636073 3 TONNE QUICKLIFT TROLLEY JACK £45. Pair 3 tonne axle stands, £15. Electrolux chest freezer, 17.4 cu.ft. £50. 01282 842446 WOODWORKING TOOL AND MACHINERY owner giving up. Ring for details. 01756 748035 VINTAGE BRASS CAR HORN £15.Vintage carriage lamp, £20. Two boxes of brass items, £40. 01535 654942 CHAMPION MOWER 1000w with cable and box, £20. Caravan hook-up lead, £10. Waste water container for caravan, £5. 01254 826670 BROWN LEATHER 3 SEATER SETTEE & CHAIR only 3 years old, good condition, £300. 07827 943480 BIO-ORB FISH TANK complete with filter, light, pump, heater & gravel,VGC, £65 ono. 01756 753124 ULTRA MODERN GLASS TOPPED TABLE stone washed wood, 64cms square, new cost £199, accept £49, buyer collects. 07932 053613 SMALL ROCKING HORSE ideal for 6+ mths, excellent condition, £12. 01282 841351 MOTHERCARE PINK RIDE-ON/TREKKER 6+ mths. 6 changeable stages, excellent condition, £18. ‘Fun Years’ childrens piano with stool, battery operated, excellent condition, £18. 01282 841351 SINK STORE CADDY 2 tiers, chrome plated, brand new, £10. E.L.C. shape sorter bus, red, excellent condition, £10. Multi-activity cube. Teaches time, shapes, colours, abc, 123 & more, £15. 01282 841351 XADVENTURE PINK BUGGY with sun canopy, rain cover and storage net, good condition, £18. 01282 841351 LONG BLACK WOOL COAT M&S worn twice, size 14, cost £100, accept £25. 01282 854949 DOLLS HOUSE 2’ long x 2’ high,VGC (no furniture), cost £400, bargain £150. 01254 240473 VISCOUNT VILS WH121 CISTERN front lever, WC pan, £30 ono. 01282 841202 DROPLEAF ROUND TABLE & 4 chairs, seats 6, heat cover and cloth, £45. 01282 815904 ACORN STAIRLIFT suit straight stairs, with delivery, fitting, 3 mths guarantee, £665 ono. 01200 424227 BOXES OF

BRICABRAC & TOYS suitable for car boot sale, £50. 01200 446704 TRI-WHEEL WALKER with vinyl bag and cable brakes, excellent condition, £25. 01729 850762 LEATHER SETTEE 3 seater (£1400 new),VGC, £450 ono. 07874 296794 TRAVEL COT £20. Baby bath, bath seat, top & tail bowl, lot £8. 01282 842990 POTTERY KILN & WHEEL all accessories, moulds, clays etc. Complete pottery, £900 no offers. 07766 713916 MOTORCYCLE JACKET as new new, waterproof, size large, £50, cosst £165. 1930s dining table, piecrust, bargain at £30. 07766 713916 ELECTRIC FIREPLACE mahogany and brass, concealed controls, excellent condition, requires only electric socket, £100. 01943 604906 PHOTO SCANNER Epson V300, all software and leads, complete, current model, bargain at only £40 ono. 01756 792352 2 PAIRS WHITE EGYPTIAN COTTON FLAT SHEETS beautiful quality brand new, £10. 01282 854949 ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA (1989) Micropaedia, Macropaedia, updates. Mint: 94 vols, could deliver locally, £50. 01756 710468 COMMEMORATIVE PLATE of visit of Pope John II 1982, boxed, offers. 01274 560446 ‘JUWEL’ FISH TANK including light, filter, and net, good condition, bargain, only £20. 07888 848112 OILED FILLED ELECTRIC RADIATORS three different sizes, Delonghi, £20, £30 & £40, as new. 01729 840444 CAR SEAT BRITAX ISOFIX 9 mths to 4 yrs. Good condition, used very occasionally, £45. 01729 824458 SELECTION OF BRITISH STAMPS mint condition. Offers! 01282 854949 PINE HEADBOARD 4’6”, as new, £20. 01282 869578 MINOLTA X300 CAMERA standard and zoom lenses, power winder, flash gun, £25. 07773 804479 (Settle) VALOR INSET LIVE FUEL EFFECT GAS FIRE brass surround, spare coals, instructions, £40. WHITE WC complete; cistern, pan and seat, brand new, surplus to requirements, £35. 01756 790853 VAX CYCLONIC UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER washable filter, VGC, £35 ono. 07969 144627 MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK Westminster chime with night silent, £350. 01282 602664 RECHARGABLE TORCH, £10. Tool box, £10. Wood planer, £10, Tilley lamp, W £10. Pine chair, £10. 01535 654942 WHITE DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOW 1800 x 1070,VGC, £120 ono. 01729 824595 GRACO TRAVEL SYSTEM pushchair, car seat, base nappybag, footmuff, raincover, £70 ono. 01756 797588 KINDERMAN SLIDE PROJECTOR fully automatic, barely used, boxed

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with instructions, £30. 07985 101044 PORTABLE DVD PLAYER VGC, £30 ono. 01282 842791 2 EXPLORER FOLDING BIKES 6 speed Shimano gears, bags, gel seats, cover, as new, £150. 01756 791465 CADAC EASI-CHEF BBQ reversible griddle, skottle, lid, cover, bag, used once, £75. 01756 791465 WALL MOUNTED IKEA SHOE STORE £4. Pine table, 6’ long and 2 benches, £60. 01282 842990 ZANUSSI LARDER FRIDGE excellent condition, 22” x 22” x 49h. White, £120. 07741 193054 West Marton CROWN GREEN BOWLS 2lb 8oz, blk cameleons, yellow jack, mat & bag, 2’s full,VGC, £42.50. 01254 381982 DELUXE SPRUNG SOFA BED dark green, never used, cost £650, will accept £150, buyer collects. Salterforth. 07932 053613 2 DARK WOOD BEDSIDE CABINETS £15 each. 1 dark wood chest of drawers, £40. 01729 825345 FROST FREE FRIDGE FREEZER Hoover, excellent condition, silver/grey, 4 drawers, 22” W, 22” D, 63” H, £120. 01729 851149 FULL SET (50) COLLECTORS TEACARDS wildlife-in-danger, in presentaton sleeves (not album), £15, post paid or collect. 01729 851149 D/GLAZED SLIDING PATIO DOOR H 6’11” x 6’5”, taken out ready for removal. Offers required. 01756 793602 MASSAGE COUCH FREE just call and pick it up. Fixed frame, breather hole. 015242 62859 PEDICURE STOOL with foot rest, good condition, free, just call and pick it up. 015242 63223 TRUEBRIDGE BRIDESMAID/ EVENING DRESS, satin platinum colour, size 18, strapless, back zip with buttons, worn once, £50. 01756 795087 SUNNCAMP PORCH AWNING good condition, £35. Tilley pressure storm lamp, £25. 07985 101044 ANTLER SUITCASE offers. Cabin case, offers. Bottle opener, offers. Telephone wall/desk, offers. 6ft Xmas tree, offers. 01282 696123 3 PIECE CONSERVATORY SUITE good condition, yellow and blue, £100. 01756 748222 QUALCAST EASYLIGHT HOVER 30 LAWN MOWER plus strimmer, £25 VGC. 01535 644315 LARGE MULTI FUEL STOVE would suit large room, garage or hall, 100,000btu. Stainless steel, 30ft chimney. 07827 943480 PHOTO SCANNER Epson V-300, all software and leads, complete, current model, bargain at only £40 ono. 01756 792351 PETROL LAWN MOWER Qualcast Classic 35s with scarifier cassette, good condition, £150. 01756 798972 HARVEY ‘CLARISSA’ SOFA new, £125 bargain. 07766 713916 THREE SEATER SETTEE & EASY CHAIR cost over £1000, in

mint condition, now £450. 01282 815996 UNILOCK PROFESSIONAL CAMERA TRIPOD Very versatile and quick to set up for landscape and close-up photography etc. One lever locks the tripod rigidly on uneven ground.VGC, carry strap included, a bargain at £65. 01756 791196 HOFNER VIOLIN BASS NEW contemporary series with gig bag. Like McCartney’s, absolute bargain, £350 ono. 07954 230522 LADIES 100% VIRGIN WOOL SUIT charcoal grey, white pinstripe, size 14, unworn, £15. 01282 614345 LADIES POLYESTER SUIT black red pinstripe and lining, size 14, unworn, £12. 01282 614345 BLACK CHUNKY 3 SEATER SOFA also chair to match, cost £1500, bargain £600. 07516 774583 HAUCK PUSHCHAIR hardly used, folds flat, £25. Also Tomy bed rail, blue/ white, £10. 01756 793990 BUOYANT THREE PIECE SUITE 2 seater settee with 2 reclining chairs, green, £250 must collect. 01282 842987 GENTS DRESS SUIT black chest 40”, waist 36”, IL 29”, £35. Gents evening waistcoat, blue, chest 40”, £7.50. 01282 853633 FOUR SEASONS STONE COLOURED TRENCH COAT, size 12 - 14, length 48”, £25. 01282 853633 SOLID PINE COFFEE TABLE 36” x 24”, £50. 01729 860434 BENJAMIN ROBERTS DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS champagne gold, crystal bodice, fishtail, brand new, size 10/12, £500. 01756 730388 TEVION MINI SATELLITE DISH brand new in box plus receipt. Suit house/caravan/boat, £45 ono. 01756 798502 DIRT DEVIL VACUUM good working order. Also track grips for motor home, £20 the lot. 01282 814296 BABY BATH white. Top and tail bowl, bath seat, lot £8. 01282 842990 FLAMENCO DANCEWEAR SHOES size 6, skirt 14-16, orange pica, fan & castanets, hardly worn, £50 ono. 01535 667307

WANTED A.O.P. WANTS OLD BRITISH MOTOR BIKE for restoration, any condition will do. 01282 813432 CANON DIGITAL CAMCORDER MVX 100i must be in excellent condition. 01282 850457 VINTAGE ROLL FILM or PLATE CAMERA scientific instruments. 01535 642333 VANGO FORCE TEN cotton ridge tent & flysheet. 07985 101044 FOR SERIOUS COLLECTOR Dinky Toys and model railway, good prices paid for clean examples. 01756 790047 FIAMMA AWNING AND FIAMMA BICYCLE RACK for motorhome. Also, small metal trailer. 07985 101044

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2002 Peugeot Partner combi ....................... £1500 2000 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Club T&T .............. £1275 2001 Citroen Saxo 1.1 Forte .........................£850 2003 Peugeot 206 1.4 Look ......................... £2500 2001 Landrover Freelander 1.8S ................. £2500

Unit 5, Sidings Business Park, Engine Shed Lane, Skipton

2003 Peugeot 206 1.1 Entice T&T ............... £2450 1999 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX ............................. £1450 1999 Peugeot 1.5D T&T .................................£950 2001 Peugeot 106 1.1 XN .............................£1250 For service and repairs call 01729 822233

PETER WATSON (SKIPTON) OTLEY ROAD GARAGE

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SKIPTON Your local independent garage for all your motoring needs

SERVICING & REPAIRS TO ANY MAKE & MODEL, PETROL OR DIESEL MOT TESTING • EXHAUSTS • BATTERIES TYRES • CLUTCHES • SHOCK ABSORBERS ETC.

Quality assured pre-owned cars and vans for sale

01756 792911 / 795695 www.pwcarsales.co.uk • Local Breakdown Call out Service •

THE CARAVAN SERVICE & REPAIR SPECIALISTS Full Workshop Facilities City & Guilds Qualified Engineers Damp & Insurance Work

MOT Testing Valeting Service New & Used Car Sales Free Collection & Delivery Bodywork Service & Repairs Tyre Sales Toyota Repairs Specialists www.prautos.co.uk Midland Mills Trading Estate, Cross Hills

Tel: 01535 635807

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HALCYON HOME FUEL FOR SALE:

Dry Seasoned Hardwood Logs Bags or Trailer Loads Free delivery within 10 mile radius PLEASE RING:

01282 850320 MOB: 07948 643372

MEMORIAL WOODLAND

TARN MOOR MEMORIAL WOODLAND Skipton

Natural burial for people and pets in beautiful countryside

Tel: Wendy Pratt 01756 701688 www.tarnmoor.co.uk

LOGS FOR SALE (FREE DELIVERY) 01756 700293 07730 036965 22 • All about

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STORAGE

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T E R TO I PSELF T ON SK STORAGE

SECURE UNITS VARIOUS SIZES COMPETITIVE PRICES 01756 798300 TRANSPORT AVAILABLE

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Mobile Service Vehicle Accessories & Spares On-line Shop

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Witter & Bosal Towbars Supplied & Fitted Unit 1, The Homelands, Newby, Lancashire LA2 8HS www.ajcleisure.co.uk Tel: 015242 51100

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01282 844441 FLOOR CLEANING

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Old stone floors cleaned and resealed. Yorkshire stone, Slate, Terracotta, Travatine, Marble etc.

FREE QUOTES Nigel Stoker 07939 667440

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‘keep it local’ directory ACCOMMODATION DALESBANK HOLIDAY PARK Low Lane, Silsden BD20 9JH Tel: 01535 653321 AERIALS SKIPTON AERIALS Skipton Tel: 01756 790533 Mob: 07850 690600 BODY REPAIR SKIPTON BODY REPAIR CENTRE LTD Engine Shed Lane, Skipton Tel: 01756 792412 - 0410 412591 BUTCHERS D ELLISON 26-28 High Street, Gargrave Tel: 01756 749343 JACKSON’S FARM SHOP Cracoe Tel: 01756 730269 CAR AUDIO/ SECURITY/ TRACKERS COUNTY AUTOMOTORS Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford Tel: 01282 611011 CARAVAN SERVICE & REPAIR SPECIALISTS AJC LEISURE Unit 1, The Homelands, , Newby, Clapham, Lancaster LA2 8HS Tel: 015242 51100 CARPETS AND RUGS HALLS CARPET WAREHOUSE Unit C2, Airedale Trading Park, Crosshills, Keighley Tel: 01535 630732 Fax: 01535 636328 NEWTOWN CARPETS 20-22 Newtown, Barnoldswick Tel: 01282 814099 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS WALKERS 16-18 Devonshire Street, Keighley Tel: 01535 600900 COACH TOURS CASTLE COACHES (Skipton) Unit C, Snaygill, Keighley Road, Skipton Tel: 01756 793413 HARGREAVES COACHES Bridge House, Hebden, Hebden Skipton Tel: 01756 752567 COMPUTER SALES/ REPAIRS ENIGMA COMPUTERS & ACCESSORIES 101 Gisburn Road, Barrowford Tel: 01282 618914 DEBT ADVICE CHOICE ONE DEBT SOLUTIONS Tel: 0161 4084295 DRAIN CLEARANCE COASTAL DRAINS Free phone: 0800 633 5209 Mobile: 07950 257132 DIY & TRADE SUPPLIERS JACS Unit nit 1, Snaygill Industrial Estate, Skipton Tel: 01756 797125 ELECTRICIAN NICEIC APPROVED CONTRACTOR HARRISON & CROSS Settle Tel: 01729 823423 J. D. MOUNSEY ELECTRICS LLTD Settle Tel: 01729 825677 FARM AND GROUNDS CARE MACHINERY *RIPON FARM SERVICES Dalesgate Works, Kildwick, Keighley, 4x4 specialists Tel: 01535 632661 Fax: 633752 FIREPLACES AND CENTRAL HEATING BLAZES FIREPLACE & HEATING CENTRES Swadford Street, Skipton Tel: 01756 701065 EASTBURN FIREPLACES Unit 1, Eastburn Mills, Main Road, Eastburn Tel/Fax: 01535 655220

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* take a look at our website addresses below SKIPTON STOVES & RANGES Unit 5&6, Snaygill Ind. Est. Skipton Tel: 01756 790507 FOAM SUPPLIERS FOAM COMFORTS Tel: 01535 664682 Fax: 01535 611921 GARAGES PETER WATSON Otley Road Garage, Otley Road, Skipton Tel: 01756 792911 - 792282 GARDEN CENTRES GLEDSTONE GARDENS West Marton, Skipton Tel: 01282 844555 Fax: 01282 844855 GAS & HEATING HOBSON GAS ENGINEERS Unit 5, Midland Mills, Station Road, Crosshills Tel: 01535 637234 HAIRDRESSERS WORLD OF HAIR & BEAUTY 3 Cavendish Street, Skipton Tel: 01756 796848 HIRE *SKIPTON SELF DRIVE HIRE LTD Otley Road Garage, Otley Road, Skipton Tel: 01756 792911 - 792282 MORTGAGE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES *PRINCE & KING FINANCIAL SERVICES The Bank Buildings, 32-34 Victoria Road, Earby Tel: 01282 844849 PLASTERING & RENDERING MICK KEEGAN Earby Mobile: 07740 867406 Tel: 01282 844076 RESTAURANTS CANALSIDE Waterside Court, Coach Street, Skipton Fax: 01756 797214 Tel: 01756 795678 NOSH BRASSERIE & BAR 1 Devonshire Place, Skipton Tel: 01756 700060 *THE BUCK INN Kiln Lane, Paythorne, Clitheroe Fax: 01200 445196 Tel: 01200 445488 *THE TRADDOCK Austwick, Settle Tel: 015242 51224 SOLICITORS WALKER FOSTER Craven House, Barnoldswick Tel: 01282 812340 WALKER FOSTER 3 High Street, Skipton Tel: 01756 700200 WALKER FOSTER 63 Kirkgate, Silsden Tel: 01535 656000 WALKER FOSTER 27 Riddings Rd, Ilkley Tel: 01943 609969 TAX SERVICES TAX INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST Nasser asser & Company, 152 Scotland Rd, Nelson Tel: 07957 468773 TILING SERVICES NEED A TILER? Nigel Stoker Mobile: 07939 667440 Tel: 01282 842126 SUPER CERAMICS Worth Way, Keighley, West Yorkshire Tel:01535 600777 UPHOLSTERY LUXOR UPHOLSTERY off Goulbourne Street, Keighley, West Yorks BD21 1PG Fax: 01535 667500 Tel: 01535 667764 VEHICLE DISMANTLERS CHRIS WATSON & SONS LTD Quarry Works, Moore Lane, Salterforth, Nr Colne, Lancs Tel: 01282 812400 VETERINARY SERVICES/PRACTITIONERS DALEHEAD VETERINARY GROUP Station Road, Settle BD24 9AA Tel: 01729 823538

* our phone numbers can be found in the directory above

ACCOMMODATION *THE TRADDOCK HOTEL info@thetraddock.co.uk CLINICS REBOUND CLINIC Lower limb injury DEBT ADVICE CHOICE ONE DEBT SOLUTIONS DIGITAL & ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES GO ELECTRICAL FARM AND GROUNDS CARE MACHINERY *RIPON FARM SERVICES keisales@r-f-s.com

www.thetraddock.co.uk www.reboundclinic.co.uk www.C1debtsolutions.co.uk www.go-electrical.co.uk www.r-f-s.com

FURNISHERS LUXOR UPHOLSTERY info@luxorhomefurniture.co.uk www.luxorhomefurniture.co.uk *THE SKIPTON SOFA COMPANY LTD info@skiptonsofacompany.co.uk www.skiptonsofacompany.co.uk GARDEN CENTRES GLEDSTONE GARDENS www.gledstonegardens.co.uk HIRE *SKIPTON SELF HIRE LTD info@skiptonselfdriveltd.co.uk www.skiptonselfdriveltd.co.uk KITCHEN • BATHROOM & BEDROOM STUDIO MERRITT & FRYERS LTD www.merrittandfryers.co.uk MORTGAGE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES *PRINCE & KING FINANCIAL SERVICES www.princeandking.com

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Circulation Areas

Circulation Areas

Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Skipton & The Dales Skipton, Gargrave, Airton, Malham, Hellifield, Settle, Long Preston, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Clapham, Austwick, Ingleton, Gisburn, Grassington, Threshfield, Embsay. Skipton & The Dales

BD24

Bentham

YORKSHIRE

Austwick

BD23

Settle

BD24

Ilkley

Malham Airton

BD23 Cracoe

Gargrave

Skipton

Clitheroe

Barnoldswick

BB8

Cross Hills Gargrave

BD20

Grassington

BD20

Cracoe

Keighley

BD21

BB18

Bingley

Barrowford

Shipley

BB9 Bradford Burnley

All postcodes are below the town names, apart from towns under BD23 which have been accented in red

Keighley Area

Delivered to: Silsden / Cross Hills / Steeton Supermarkets, including Tescos, Morrisons, Booths, Sainsburys Pendle and Co-ops, garage forecourts, Barnoldswick / Earby / Barrowford newsagents, meeting places like / Colne restaurants, pubs and hotels. Plus the workforce at Skipton Building Society, Johnson & Johnson Delivered to: and Country Holidays.

Otley

Skipton

Earby

BB7

Threshfield Silsden

Gisburn

Ilkley

Pendle Barnoldswick / Earby / Barrowford Clitheroe & The Ribble Valley / Colne

Ilkley

Airton

BB7

Harrogate

Malham

Hellifield

LANCASHIRE

Austwick, Ingleton, Gisburn,

Grassington, Threshfield, Embsay. Keighley Area Silsden / Cross Hills / Steeton

Grassington

Threshfield

Hellifield

Long Preston

Halifax Todmorden

Skipton, Gargrave, Airton, Malham, Hellifield, Settle, Long Preston,

Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Clapham, Clitheroe & The Ribble Valley

Long Preston

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Supermarkets, including Tescos, Morrisons, Booths, Sainsburys and Co-ops, garage forecourts, newsagents, meeting places like restaurants, pubs and hotels. Plus the workforce at Skipton Building Society, Johnson & Johnson and Country Holidays.

All about, The Bank Buildings, Victoria Road, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB18 6UR Telephone: 01282 844441, Facsimile: 01282 841 696 BD23

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