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WELCOME August is here and for the first time in years it feels like we have truly experienced a proper summer and who knows we may even be lucky enough to have an Indian summer too? We have always been passionate about all things local and that’s what inspired us to start up a local mag in the first place - so help your local community by shopping local, using local services and keeping the community alive. Once again in this issue we have lots of new advertisers and offers dotted though the magazine from kitchens and carpets to flowers and spray tanning - something for everyone - so please have a good look through the directory and don't forget to mention us! If you or your company have any topic you would like included please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

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CONTENTS USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

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MUSIC REVIEW

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HEALTH: PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

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TRAVEL: PARIS

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CINEMA: ONLY GOD FORGIVES

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INTERIORS: 10 WAYS TO CREATE ANOTHER ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE

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BEAUTY: HAIR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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FINANCE: SAVE MONEY BY DOING WINTER THINGS NOW

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MOTORS: NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT

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OUTDOORS: HOBBIES KEEP WORK LIFE BALANCE 44 GARDENING: WEED ATTACK

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TECH GUIDE: BEAT THE UTILITY BILLS

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PETS: WHAT MAKES THE BEST PET? CAT V DOG BOOKS: NUMBERS PUZZLES: SUDOKU CROSSWORD

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MUSIC NEW RELEASES Kings of Leon: Mechanical Bull Mechanical Bull is Kings of Leon’s sixth album due out in September. After a canceled tour and band turmoil that led fans to wonder whether Kings of Leon would ever release new material, however the group has rallied back and the new album shows promise. The new album also marks a milestone in the band members' own lives as they have all become family men in recent years, getting married and becoming parents. Current single ‘Supersoaker’ sees the band regain much of their previous swagger. The Kings also slow it down a bit in ‘Wait For Me’, an uplifting, mid-tempo tune that sounds more like the band’s last effort, ‘Come Around Sundown’, rather than their earlier material. While further details are scarce, bassist Jared Followill said, "I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I'm amazed how youthful it sounds.”

AM: Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys release their fifth album, entitled 'AM'. The band’s newest effort will feature 12 tracks including recent singles ‘Do I Wanna Know’ and ‘R U Mine’, it also features guest spots from Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), and Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral). The record was produced by James Ford at Sage & Sound Recording in Los Angeles, who also produced the Arctic Monkeys last two albums, Humbug and Suck It and See. The band have matured and embraced the current trend for pre-Beatles rock'n'roll wholeheartedly and this is a strong theme throughout the album. From the lilting space age come-on of “Do I Wanna Know?” to the heady swoon of “Mad Sounds” with it’s blatantly irresistible chorus, this is an album to sing along with even as you’re wondering if the lyrics can really be as good as they sound, before finding out on next hearing that they’re actually even better than your first thought.

Franz Ferdinand: Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action At the height of their powers and with an album that has sold over 3 million copies, A Phillip Hall Radar Award in 2004, two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act and had been compared to The Who and The Rolling Stones. Franz Ferdinand then vanished and struggled to reclaim the glory debuts. Now refreshed and invigorated they have made a comeback with Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions and although it’s not the exact same style as previous, they have now grown and matured and proven their relevance once more as unmatched masters of dance rock.

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HEALTH PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD Bad foot health isn’t just embarrassing, it can also be painful. From verrucas, to bunions, calluses, athlete’s foot and ingrown toenails, without the right treatment or preventative care you could end up in a lot of pain and discomfort. Treating foot problems Many foot problems can be helped with prescription or over-the-counter treatments, but some may require further help from a podiatrist (also known as a chiropodist). They can supply tailor-made insoles, padding or arch supports to help relieve heel or arch pain, or help to get rid of all that hard skin you’ve been building up for years. You will get priority NHS treatment by a podiatrist if you have diabetes, arthritis or blood circulation problems. But if you have a foot problem that is just a bit ugly but isn’t causing you pain, then you may not be eligible for treatment on the NHS. Smelly feet If you notice people moving away from you when you talk, it may be worth checking your foot odour (if not, then your breath, armpits, you get the idea) - no one wants to be known as the person with the smelly feet, or having the less offensive medical term, ‘bromodosis’. Luckily there are some simple solutions to stopping your feet from getting too stinky, which when you consider the fact that we have around 250,000 sweat glands in our feet, is a very common problem. As well as making sure you don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row (to help the sweat dry out), you should wash and dry your feet every day and avoid wearing socks more than once before they are washed. If you still can’t get rid of the smell then try the following: Use surgical spirit after a shower or bath, using cotton wool between your toes to help dry out the skin.

Use a foot spray, deodorant or antiperspirant on your feet. Buy anti-smelling foot insoles or feet-fresh socks. Wear light sandals and go barefoot at home whenever you can. Wearing the right shoes High heels, flip flops and unsupportive trainers won’t do your feet any favours - especially if you wear them on a regular basis. As tempting as it is to wear flip flops for comfort, you should try to avoid wearing them every day. Along with the possibility that you will stub your toe or sprain your ankle tripping up as you run to catch the bus, they also won’t give you that all-important heel and arch support to prevent foot pain or tendonitis. Final steps to take for healthy feet Many of the most common feet problems can be avoided or treated alongside conventional medication by following many of the tips above on foot hygiene, as well as the following: Keep pedicure kits clean and don’t share them with others. Avoid walking around barefoot at swimming pools or communal showers - these are a breeding ground for foot infections. Trim your toe nails regularly to avoid in-grown toenails.

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TRAVEL PARIS

The magnificence of Paris, its architectural work, art, monuments, museums, history and culture gives every visitor a treasured experience. Every nook and corner of the city is full of life, beauty and narrates the stories of history. In this fascinating city places to see and things to do are limitless but here are some attractions that must not be missed in a visit to the most romantic city. Eiffel Tower There is no doubt; Eiffel Tower comes first in every Paris tourist’s list. The tower is one of the tallest structures and most visited monuments in the world. More than 6,000,000 people visit the ageless and glorious tower every year - the symbol of France. The Louvre Another must see places in Paris are the Louvre one of the largest art museums in the world. It houses a largest collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Oriental

paintings, sculptures and works of art like the world famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Canovas Psyche Revived, Venus Milo, Nike of Samothrace and more. Notre Dame Cathedral Notre Dame Cathedral is another famous tourist attraction-a church and a timeless monument which is 850 years old. A finest example of Gothic architecture, the church makes tourists feel the life in medieval Paris. Musee d’Orsay Musee d’ Orsay is another popular world famous museum which renowned for housing French art and a wide collection of impressionist and post impressionist paintings, photography, sculptures and more. One can find here the works of Degas, Monet, Gaugin, and Van Gogh and much more.

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Arc de Triomphe Another must see tourist attraction is the Arch of Triumph with more than 1.4 million visitors every year. Built by the great Emperor Napoleon, the 164 foot tall and huge colossal structure, the arch symbolises the military victory of the Emperor and France. Sacre Coeur and Montmartre 130 meter height the Montmarte is tallest hill and highest point in the celebrated city. And at the top of the hill there is Sacre Coeur - a magnificent monument that features Byzantine and Roman architecture. To have splendid views of Paris, climb to the top of the dome. Seine River Boat Tour Touring Paris is incomplete without a boat tour on the river Seine. Tourists can enjoy various spectacular views of the city, the chill in Paris and the glittering water. For sure it gives every tourist a memorable experience. The Sorbonne Visit one of the oldest universities of the world, the Sorbonne instituted in 1257. The university is the place where France’s learning and education has started. It has produced some of the greatest philosophers and

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thinkers Jean-Paul Sartre, Ren’ Descartes and Simone de Beauvoir. Avenue Champs Elysees Walk down the most beautiful avenue of the world-the Ave Champs Elysees and have peep into the fabulous restaurants, hotels, luxury shopping malls and events. Tuilleries Gardens Spreading over 68 acres, the Tuilleries gardens is another not to miss attraction especially when tourists are with kids. Kids will just love the place as there is plenty for them to enjoy here. The garden has marvellous statues, gravel paths, pony rides, trampoline play area, playgrounds and more. Paris has countless monuments. The above are some selected. The Napoleon's tomb-a monument erected in the memory of the great Emperor, Place de la Concorde - an impressive square that gives a Parisian feel, the Pompidou Center - a crazy building that houses modern art, the Luxembourg Gardens - a magical place full of entertainment are some other must see places in Paris.

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Monkey Music and Your Baby Monkey Music, the UK's premium music group for children are running age - specific classes local to you. The Monkey Music experience is so special and bonding for parents and children and a particular feature is their unique award winning curriculum created especially for babies from 3 months old. Máire explains,”Research has shown that in order to help a baby's brain grow, they should be immersed in environments that are emotionally and intellectually rich and stimulating. Early exposure to singing, listening and playing music can have a valuable part to play in a whole range of educational skills.”

music from an early age. Rock'n'Roll really has to be experienced and so we're giving first time Monkeys the chance to come along for a complimentary class. Simply phone Fiona/Maire on 0141 573 7299 to find out about Rock'n'Roll and our full curriculum or visit the Monkey Music website at www.monkeymusic.co.uk

Monkey Music's Rock'n'Roll classes introduce babies to sound, rhythm and music and captivates their imagination so that they become enthralled in every minute of the class. They are designed specifically for Mums and Dads and tiny babies to share together. We have great fun and there is a lot to learn and take away from our 30 minute class. At Monkey Music we believe in nurturing a lifetime of

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CINEMA ONLY GOD FORGIVES

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or so they say. But, as this month's most gripping thriller goes to show, it's also perfect when dished out by filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn and on-screen hottie Ryan Gosling. The pair became something of a cinematic dream team with 2011's Drive. Picking up the Best Director gong at Cannes, the film's combination of slick cinematography, thrilling narrative and cooler-thancool leading man made for quite possibly the most entertaining crime movie of the last few years. Now it's time for round two. Although it must be said Only God Forgives has nothing in common with the aforementioned flick (which focussed on a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway man for crooks). That is, apart from the combination of men behind and in front of the movie cameras. Decidedly darker, and veering away from the cult-pop stylisation of their first outing, it's a more violent, mature, and uncompromising work by all accounts.

A kingpin living in modern day Bangkok, Julian (Gosling) seems to have it all. Running a Thai boxing club as a cover for a major drugs operation, the public (who are aware of his illicit work) fear him, the underworld respects him, and to all intents and purposes, the local police seem utterly incapable of doing anything to stop him. That is until a family member makes a fatal mistake, attracting unwelcome attention from the law, or rather one determined, rulebook-breaking avenger. The crime lord's brother winds up killing a prostitute, kick-starting a series of bloody reprisals. Learning of the slaying, a retired detective named Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm) decides something must be done, and begins to track down the villain responsible. It's probably important to note here that the former officer is also known as the Angel of Vengeance, or so some say, meaning his idea of levelling the playing field doesn't exactly fit in with the usual approach to justice.

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It's not too long before Julian's ruthless brother has been found, and Chang manages to do away with him, rather efficiently to say the least. A job well done, in the most Old Testament way of looking at things, the ex-cop then decides the only way to return the world to order is, apparently, by inflicting a little non-lethal harm on the dead girl's father, and so chops his arm off, which seems pretty harsh given the circumstances.

school, of course). We'll leave it to you to find out who wins, and what happens after that, but let's just say this is far more intelligent than that muscle-bound description may imply, although fans of testosteronefuelled sequences will not be disappointed.

From here things turn even more brutal, as Julian's mother, Jenna (Kristen Scott Thomas), turns up to collect her deceased big kid's corpse, and asks her one living son to take some revenge of his own. The professional gangster gradually becomes more obsessed with Chang, and eventually challenges him to a fight in the ring (at his own Thai boxing

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INTERIORS TEN WAYS TO CREATE A NEW ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE Just had a baby? Started working from home? Run out of storage? Then you need to stretch your home. 1. Build an extension Pros: Adding a rear extension to a kitchen can be a great way to create a multi-functional family room. Filling in the side return in a typical Victorian terrace is popular. It may be possible to add a second storey for a new bedroom or bathroom on the first floor, too. Cons: Reduces garden size. Unsympathetic extensions feel like an add-on. Regulations: Can often be done without planning permission, depending on size and height. Check your permitted development rights with your local council’s planning department. Yo u ’ l l a l s o n e e d b u i l d i n g regulations approval and, if you’re semi-detached or in a terrace, party wall consent from neighbours. Visit www.planningportal.gov.uk for more information. 2. Convert the loft Pros: Create a bedroom (perhaps with a bathroom), a home office or playroom, without taking space from the garden. Cons: Not every loft has the headroom or enough useable space. More difficult and expensive if your roof isn’t traditionally built. Regulations: As for extensions. 3. Convert the cellar Pros: Turn a cellar into family living space, a useful utility area, a home office or even a self-contained annexe, without altering the outside of your home. Cons: Often more expensive, per square metre, than other ways of creating extra space. Can be difficult to get enough headroom and light into the new room. Regulations: If you just want to turn an existing cellar

into a normal room, it’s classed as a change of use and doesn’t need planning permission. But if you lower the floor or extend, you’re likely to need permission, so check with your local authority and you’ll need party wall consent from any adjoining neighbours. In both cases you must comply with Building Regulations. 4. Add a conservatory Pros: Adds extra living space and brings the garden into your home. Relatively inexpensive. Cons: A poorly built conservatory can be too hot in summer, freezing cold in winter and full of condensation. Takes space from your garden. Regulations: Many conservatories are exempt from planning permission and building regulations, but check with your local planning department first. 5. Build a room in the garden Pros: The building work will hardly bother you. Cons: Not suitable for small gardens. Could look like a shed, security is an issue, and if not properly insulated it will be too cold to use in winter.

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Regulations: A simple garden room may be exempt from planning permission and Building Regulations, but if it’s laid on permanent foundations and connected to mains power, water and sewerage, you’ll need both. 6. Divide a room into two Pros: Carving up a large space to add another room is useful and can add value, even though you’re not actually creating any extra space. Cons: You’ll need to create a separate doorway for the room, and include an opening window. Regulations: Planning permission is not usually needed, but Building Regulations apply to new walls, doors, windows and electrical work. 7. Put in an ensuite Pros: Loved by buyers. Can be fitted into quite a small space. Cons: Installing an ensuite at the expense of a bedroom could knock your property’s value. Regulations: Planning permission isn’t usually needed, but Building Regulations approval is. 8. Build on top of your garage Pros: A first floor extension on top loses no garden

space and is often relatively easy. Cons: Foundations may not be strong enough, so the garage will have to be underpinned. Regulations: You’ll need planning permission and Building Regulations 9. Convert your understairs space Pros: Turns a poorly used area into a valuable extra room perfect for a ground-floor loo, an extra shower room or a study area. Cons: You’ll have to find extra space to store that under-stairs stuff. If putting in a loo or bathroom, ventilation and connecting to drainage may be a problem. Regulations: Building Regulations approval is necessary if you’re installing a bathroom. 10. Convert your garage Pros: It’s a relatively straightforward job to turn it into a valuable indoor space. Cons: Foundations may need strengthening. Avoid if you live in an area where parking is at a premium. Regulations: Planning permission is not usually required, but Building Regulations approval is. By Katherine Sorrell

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Here to help - Paul’s DIY Services Property renovation, maintenance, even simple repairs can be daunting for homeowners. As costs rise, homeowners look for ways to save on property repairs. But if they can't do the work themselves and don't need a building company, how can they get their home fixed? The solution is a multi-skilled tradesman. Ever wondered how someone gets to learn many different building skills? Easy! Well it was in Paul's case. He was born into the family business and grew up in the building trade environment. His parents owned derelict houses which were transformed and made new! Paul worked in engineering and on building sites as a Carpenter, he has lived in the city, village & rural countryside and over the years has renovated his homes, built sheds, outbuildings & stables, having many years of trade experience. Paul's DIY Services started a few years ago and repairs properties in the Bearsden & Milngavie communities. “I often get asked 'what repair work do you do?', but it's easier to list what I don't do” says Paul. “My work varies considerably and each call is different. It ranges from the expected 'change a bulb or hang a picture' through to fixing handles, painting & decorating, repairing doors,

kitchen units, bedroom furniture, bathrooms, putting up shelves, lighting, tiling, wooden flooring; in fact, the list of repairs I can do is endless. House repairs should be done sooner rather than later, this would avoid costly rebuilds rather than simple economic repairs!” With each property there is an owner and Paul's client list has grown remarkably. Each client is as diverse as the properties themselves & and includes many local professional people, along with busy corporate diehards and the many individuals who make up the local community - even a few small businesses and clubs. This growth of clients is mainly because he treats every home as his own, taking care & pride, he works fanatically, paying attention to the smallest detail. “I have many wonderful clients, homeowners that I look after on a repeat basis and they're becoming like friends & family; they're not houses, they are homes” he says with a smile, as he harks back to times when he wore different hats! With many property repairs being small in nature it's often difficult knowing where to look for help or whom to call; comforting to know then, that when we need a fix or repair, that Paul's DIY Services is there to help us.

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BEAUTY HAIR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Having a bad hair day? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. I spend a lot of money each month on my salon colour but it seems to fade very quickly. I want it to stay looking vibrant for longer; what can I do? Check whether your colour is permanent or semi-permanent. Many women visit the salon and don’t know which dye is being applied to their hair. If it is permanent, the colour will stay in until it is cut out or re-coloured, however if it is a semi-permanent dye then you should expect it to wash out after approximately 18 to 20 washes and remember, although permanent colours have a lot more staying power, they are much harsher on your hair, so if it is in bad condition, stick to a semi-permanent dye. What colour is your hair? Reds are notoriously difficult to maintain. If you have a red hue then you will have to be prepared to colour your hair more frequently. Reds fade fast; washing, blow-drying, styling, sunlight and chlorine all contribute to your colour fading quickly. Don’t despair however as there are specialist shampoos designed for red colours that can help. After having your hair coloured wait at least 48 hours before washing to protect your new shade - this extra time will allow the colour to settle. Always wash your locks with water at a cool temperature because hot water opens the cuticles on the hair shaft, allowing dye to escape cooler water will give your colour more longevity. Avoid clarifying shampoos - these are products which are designed to deep clean the hair. Not surprisingly they also strip out colour causing it to fade fast. Always buy shampoo and conditioner which is specifically

designed for coloured hair because they are formulated without the harsh chemicals that are responsible for stripping out colour. If you have a holiday in the sun planned, pack hair products with SPF protection and UV filters to protect against the sun’s rays. If you are in the pool, keep your hair out of the water, or coat it in conditioner before you take a swim.

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No matter what I do with my hair it always ends up looking flat. How can I inject some volume? Use a volumising product on your roots when your hair is damp. Tip your head upside down to blow-dry until your hair is nearly dry, then flip your head back and use a round brush with a metal barrel to add lift and volume throughout the top sections. Think carefully about your hair colour as one all-over colour can make your hair look flatter; choose highlights in several shades to create more interest and give the illusion of a thicker, fuller and more voluminous mane. My hair is really frizzy; what can I do to make it look shinier and smoother? Fight frizz by using a deep conditioning treatment every time you wash your hair. Remember to apply it to the lengths and ends only to avoid greasy-looking roots. Before you dry your locks, apply a serum or oil, section off your locks and direct your hairdryer’s nozzle downwards as you dry, to create a smooth finish. If you are still finding that your style is frizzy when you have finished, add a little more oil or serum. My hair looks damaged, dry and dull. I have been using straighteners on my long hair every day for

some time - are they to blame? Yes. Any heat styling - straightening, curling, blowdrying - can have a damaging effect, especially on long hair styles. Heat tools dry out the lengths and ends of hair leaving locks looking frazzled. Although we all depend on them to create the looks we want for our hair, it is important not to over-use them. Always use a good quality heat protection spray before blow-drying, straightening or curling. Try to leave hair t o d r y naturally when you can and always d e e p condition your mane. By Helen Taylor

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FINANCE SAVE MONEY BY DOING WINTER THINGS NOW Winter might seem like some time away but you can save money by preparing for it now. Plumbers are cheaper while the weather is warmer and there are still offers on insulation and boilers so start work now before winter arrives and the prices go up. Switch your bills now It’s a great time to switch to a cheaper provider as the major providers typically start to increase their prices any day now, just in time for winter. Find a copy of your last gas and electricity bills, go to the energy-switching page on Moneymagpie.com and find a cheaper deal for yourself.

DID YOU KNOW? Boilers account for around 55% of what you spend in a year on energy bills. You can save as much as £310 a year

Once you have switched to the best-priced deal, the next step is to make sure your home retains heat with the efficiency of an old-time dragon. Boilers If your boiler is coming to the end of its life, now is a good time to have it replaced. Most boilers over 15 years old can be repaired to keep them working, but they will be less efficient than modern ones. Even factoring in the cost of a new boiler you could save money by replacing it now.

It’s often worth considering one of the smaller suppliers to obtain a better price. You could save up to £60 a year by moving to a smaller supplier. Sainsbury’s Energy, First Utility, Ovo Energy and The Co-Operative Energy all trumped the major suppliers for cheaper tariffs in early 2013. If you want to stick to one of the major suppliers you may be eligible for discounted bills through the government’s ECO (Energy Company Obligation) scheme.

Also, you could receive up to £270 cashback for updating your boiler through the new government energy improvement scheme, The Green Deal Cashback Scheme.

The ECO scheme offers heating and insulation improvements for low-income and means tested households. You’re eligible for the scheme if you receive certain benefits; see www.gov.uk/energycompany-obligation for the full list. You can apply through the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234.

The scheme will give you money back if you make energy efficiency improvements in your home such as installing a new boiler, having loft or cavity wall insulation done, improving heating, draught proofing, double glazing and installing renewable energy such as solar panels.

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Insulation Now is a great time to get up-to-date insulation as it’s a quiet period for installers. Insulation materials are also much cheaper to buy in the summer and early autumn when the demand is low, so it’s worth checking out B&Q or Homebase. Efficient insulation can cut the cost of heating and cooling by 40%, while loft insulations save an average 20% on your energy bills annually. Don’t forget you can also find loft insulation vouchers on websites like Groupon. Draught-proofing Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to s a v e energy in y o u r home. The Energy Saving T r u s t claims you can save £55 a year. You could

save more money by taking the DIY route; materials should set you back around £100 while a professional might cost double this. Some older properties with single glazing will be more difficult to draught-proof however and if you are not comfortable with your DIY skills, hiring a professional could save you money in the long run. Check with your home insurance policy before carrying out work yourself to ensure that you are covered for any mishaps. Plumbers Summer and early autumn is a slower time of year for plumbers so you could find the rates more favourable, and you’ll also be able to get the work completed quickly. Have any pipe repairs or radiator work done now to eliminate cold spots and fix wasteful dripping taps. It’s also worth having the plumbers in just to check everything is ship shape for winter. Moneymagpie.com has up to date information on hundreds of ways to earn a bit on the side and boost your income and more are being added every week. There is also a wealth of information on best-buy financial products, plus heaps of articles to help you be a clever consumer and make the most of your money. By Jasmine Birtles, Moneymagpie.com

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DRAMA FOR CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY Raenbow Theatre School has been part of our community for 14 years. The school's focus is on building confidence, having fun and developing skills. There is no auditioning process. Raenbow believes that all children should have access to drama and music and all the positive elements this brings. Everyone is welcome. Ages range from 5 - 18yrs and this is split into four individual drama classes. Raenbow also has a Vocal Performance Class for children Age 8-18yrs. “Raenbow provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to develop their skills and confidence through drama and music,” said Anne Rae, (Artistic Director). “Everyone is encouraged to participate and grow at their own pace and there is a strong emphasis on mutual respect and support amongst our children.”

Raenbow's ethos of fun and encouragement is reflected in the number of pupils who stay with the group all through their school days. This year at Raenbow's annual end of year show, twelve (18yr olds) pupils said a tearful goodbye after celebrating an amazing 13 years with the theatre school. “It's always emotional when we say goodbye to our older students, especially when we've seen them grow so much, both literally and figuratively!” said Anne, “We remember the shy, nervous children and look at the strong, confident individuals they've become. We like to think that Raenbow had a hand in that!” Former pupil Erin Bond (18) would agree: “Being involved in Raenbow has been a great experience and really helped build my confidence as a person as well as a performer. I have made such good friends and I'd recommend the Raenbow family to anyone!” To discuss any aspect of the classes or to register, please contact Anne Rae on 0141 563 9655 or email anne@raenbowproductions.com

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MOTORS NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT

What is it? For years the Range Rover Sport has reigned supreme in the SUV market and now Land Rover is back at it again, with an all-new variety. Lighter, faster and more capable than ever before, the new model is no longer based on the Discovery, but now takes its underpinnings from the full-fat Rangie. Design DNA comes from the incredibly popular Evoque and mixed with the luxurious surroundings from the daddy of the line-up, it’s a potent combination and will be an absolute winner. What's under the bonnet? A choice of diesel and petrol units, plus there’s a diesel hybrid on the way later this year. The petrol stationcrushing supercharged 5.0-litre V8 510bhp lump hits 60mph in five seconds dead and on to a top speed of 155mph. Ok, it emits 298g/km and returns 22.1mpg, but it’s so worth it. The SDV8 arrives later this year and in the meantime you can pick from the 3.0-litre V6 diesel in 258bhp and 292bhp guises the more powerful of the two hits 60mph in 7.1 seconds.

What's the spec like? Palatial. It’s awash with fresh technology, from wade depth sensors to traffic sign recognition. A real innovation is the two extra seats in the boot; these are for occasional use only, but the electrically powered perches will come in handy with families. The front seats are adjustable 14 ways, heated and cooled and so too are those in the middle row. There’s a powered tailgate, cooled centre console that you can fit a bottle of champagne in and soft-close doors. The Meridian 1700W stereo is brilliant and buyers can choose from nine different wheel designs in sizes from 19 to 22-inch. Any rivals? Land Rover chalk up the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne as the biggest contenders, but it’s the latter that really gives it any serious challenge. The German firm’s badge might hold a little more brand cache, but we’d pick the Sport over it every time. As a combination of jaw-dropping looks mixed with ability and agility, it’s hard to beat.

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What's it like to drive? With 420kg shaved from the weight, heavily revised steering and all-new lightweight suspension, the car feels incredibly different to drive on the road to its predecessor. In 5.0-litre form it’s ludicrously quick on all road surfaces and can claim the title of the fastest ever Land Rover to be made. Flick it into Dynamic mode and it becomes a different car - the steering quickens, it corners harder and the throttle response sharpens. It’s worlds apart from the standard mode which is far more sedate. As all-rounders go, this Sport is without doubt one of the best.

Verdict Make no mistake - this is the new benchmark in the SUV market. I’ve been racking my brain for faults and if I’m picky the plastic feel of the paddle shifters is a little cheap and the infotainment system looks a little old in terms of graphics and speed. But that’s about it. This is a car that would please sports car drivers as much as traditional SUV drivers and the best The Knowledge bit? It’s considerably Range Rover Sport 5.0 V8 c h e a p e r Supercharged Autobiography t h a n t h e Dynamic e q u a l l y - Price: £81,550 b r i l l i a n t Engine: 5.0-litre, V8 supercharged R a n g e Power: 510bhp, 625Nm Rover so it’s Max speed: 155mph a b a r g a i n 0-60mph: 5.0s MPG: 22.1 too… Emissions: 298g/km

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OUT DOORS HOBBIES KEEP WORK - LIFE BALANCE

We've all heard the old adage all work and no play make Jack a dull boy, which is why so many of us take up a hobby. However, with less free time to spend on hobbies and more time spent in the office, it seems Britain's work-life balance has fallen seriously out of kilter. If you find yourself too tired to go to that yoga class you've been meaning to join or long office hours prevent you from indulging in after-work activities, you are not alone. As many as nine out of 10 of us would like more free time to spend on our hobbies, according to a study by leisure information website realbuzz.com. The independently commissioned survey delves into perceptions regarding the UK's work-life balance and the amount of time and money the British public invests

in a hobby or pastime. Unsurprisingly, due to increased office hours, the study shows that the British don't have enough time to do the things they enjoy doing - with 87 per cent wishing they had more free time for a hobby or pastime. Only five per cent said they have ample free time to themselves. Pastimes play such a vital part in our lives, helping us to reduce stress, keep fit and meet new friends, that it’s hardly surprising we are beginning to harbour some resentment toward increased office hours. More than half of us believe work severely gets in the way of our social life at least once a week, while an additional quarter of the UK workforce think their career impacts on their hobbies at least twice a week. Cumulatively this shows that more than three-quarters of us feel that work has a noticeable, and ultimately negative, impact on the enjoyment of their free time.

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Work hours are not only curbing our free time but they are now curbing our spending on hobbies too. When asked how much money people spend on a hobby or pastime the results showed that 38 per cent - slightly more than one in three of us - do not actually spend any money on their hobby or pastime. This has triggered a resurgence of free pastimes such as, walking, cycling, reading and jogging and now more of us are beginning to indulge in a more physical pastime. Work is also impacting our choice of hobby, as one in four of us finds colleagues far more motivational than our own family and friends - particularly in terms of

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WEED ATTACK Ask a dictionary the definition of a weed and you’ll read that it’s ‘a plant growing in the wrong place’. Ask a gardener, and they’ll tell you that weeds are often the number one menace in their garden. Some weeds are pretty, some less so, but one thing they all have in common is that they are indeed growing where you don’t want them, and may be causing your garden plants to suffer. So if you want to wage war on those pesky weeds, and stand a chance of winning, take a look at my multi-pronged attack strategy. Off with their Heads Whatever the weed problem, it’s essential to prevent them from setting seed as most weeds are very efficient at building up their numbers by seed. So even if you don’t have the time to sort the weed out properly, make sure you cut off its head before it has a chance to even start to set seed. The old saying that ‘one year’s seed is seven years’ weed’ isn’t far from the truth. Stop Stowaways When you’re next shopping for plants in your local garden centre or nursery make sure that you only bring home what you want, not those pesky weed stowaways that often lurk on the compost surface. I always do a bit of weeding before buying: especially for weeds such as the innocent looking hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) with their tiny rosettes or leaves and pretty little white flower heads. Spaghetti roots Some weeds like couch grass, bindweed and nettles have amazingly resilient and far-reaching underground stems or roots. If you’ve just taken on a new plot of land, be it a garden or an allotment, there is a good chance that it’ll be riddled with at least one of these spaghettirooted weeds. Whatever you do, don’t succumb to the

temptation to use a powered cultivator or rotovator as this will chop the roots in to little bits and end up spreading and increasing the problem in the process. Lawn Louts Lawn weeds such as dandelions and daisies are difficult to control as unlike the taller weeds, these rosette-forming plants won’t be harmed as you mow the lawn. One of the best methods is to tackle them with a sturdy old kitchen knife or a daisy-grubber tool. It may be a slow process but will allow you to dig them out individually. Deep Rooted Problems Some weeds such as docks and dandelions have tough and chunky roots that are very difficult to kill. And to make matters worse, if you leave any sizeable bit of the root in the soil, it’s likely to form a new plant. Do everything you can to take out the entire root as you’ll be saving a lot of time in the long run. I have recently discovered a great pocket-sized weeder, originally from New Zealand but now manufactured over here. It’s brilliant for removing this sort of weed and others such as small thistles, creeping buttercups and so forth. Find out more in the ‘products’ section of www.pippagreenwood.com. It is also great for easing weeds out from gravelled areas.

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Laying Carpet If large areas are weedy you could try the carpet option; literally covering the surface with a layer or two of carpet, held in place with bricks. If the carpet is placed fluffy side down and left in place for at least 18 months, the weeds will start to die off from lack of light. Make sure that the carpet is made from natural fibres, not synthetic or else you’ll be left with it in the soil, and for allotments, check that there are no restrictions on using carpet. Time it Right Some weeds such as the purple flowered oxalis spread by forming tiny ‘bulbils’ or miniature bulbs below ground. If you try to dig these weeds out at this time of year, you’ll run in to trouble as the bulbils will be shed into the surrounding soil as you lift the plant out, making matters worse. Wait until next spring when the bulbils will be firmly attached and weed them out then. Hoe, hoe, hoe An old fashioned and still just as useful method of weed control is the hoe. They’re readily available at any decent garden centre and are a great way to weed your garden, especially if it’s largely annual weeds such as

chickweed or groundsel that invade your plot. Keep the hoe sharp and use it regularly. Careful what you Compost Only compost the green, leafy bits of weeds; avoid any chunky roots, and never put any flowering or seeding weeds in the compost heap. Some weed seeds will easily survive most domestic composting systems. Visit Pippa’s website www.pippagreenwood.com for a great range of gardening products including Pippa’s favourite weeder, Nemaslug, Nemasys caterpillar, slug, ant and other biological controls, Enviromesh & Envirofleece and lots more besides.

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TECH GUIDE BEAT THE UTILITY BILLS

The Gadgets that will save you cash and do a bit for the environment too. With summer almost a distant memory, energy companies are rubbing their hands with glee. Cooler weather means bigger energy bills. Time to review a few energy saving devices then. You don't need to spend a fortune: some of the most effective changes are the simplest. For example, one of the best bill-busters is to replace existing bulbs with low-energy ones. Halogen bulbs are better than incandescent ones, but LED bulbs are better still: for example in a typical 6-light kitchen spotlight, you can replace six 50W halogen bulbs with six 3W LEDs - so the total energy use would drop from 300W to just 18W. Look for "warm white" LEDs if you want a natural light: some LEDs have a bluish light, an effect not everybody likes. Note if you want dimmable lights you'll need dimmable bulbs and LED-friendly dimmer switches. While the bulbs do cost more than traditional ones the price is coming down, and they last much, much longer than even halogens, so they'll pay for themselves

quickly and save you money over a long period of time. If you have an outdoor security light, consider swapping that too: while halogen security lights can use 400W or more, LED ones can be surprisingly bright with bulbs rated at just 10W. Turning things off can slash your energy usage too, and computers are particular offenders. Investing in the Ecobutton, which costs around £15, can pay for itself very quickly: press it when you take a break and it'll put your PC into the most energy efficient standby mode. For TVs, a TV standby saver can put all your home entertainment kit to sleep when you put the TV into standby mode, and there's an equivalent for PCs. Expect to pay £21 for a TV standby saver and around £16 for a PC one. The Energy Saving Trust also recommends the WAHL Eco Kettle, which uses 60% less energy than a normal kettle - but don't spoil the savings by boiling more water than you actually need.

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PETS WHAT MAKES THE BEST PET? CATS V DOGS

The answer depends largely on the owner's personality and requirements for animal companionship. We have owned both and have made a few observations based on our experiences. Dogs are intensely loyal to the people who feed them. They can be hostile to perceived "invaders," and a goodly number of them have shown a willingness to put their own lives on the line to protect their owners. The downside to this behavior is that they demand lots of attention. An owner can sit and scratch a dog's ears for hours and still receive a hurt look from the animal when it's time to do something else. Cats, although also attention seekers, seem much more aloof and independent. Just don't expect them to be there for you if a burglar breaks in. An intelligent, well trained dog makes a great hiking companion. Cats couldn't care less. This is why the owner's preferences are an important part of the Cats Vs Dogs debate.

meat. (You may have seen a cat eating green grass, but that was probably because its stomach was already upset by something else.) Dogs, like people, are omnivores able to metabolize a variety of foods. The difference is in the body chemistry of the two species. The bottom line when considering Cats Vs Dogs is this: although some dogs may develop a taste for some cat foods, the two types of food are not interchangeable. The biggest factor in choosing between Cats Vs Dogs may be the environment of the prospective owner. Do not try to keep a large dog in a small apartment, even if the landlord allows it. You will all be miserable as a result. Cat urine smells worse than dog urine, is more likely to occur indoors and must be dealt with. Dogs are not adept at hunting mice, so rodent control is generally left up to cats, who will also catch lizards, birds and young rabbits. In a rural setting, however, be aware that cats are susceptible to being picked off by owls (yes, owls) and other predators.

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BOOKS NUMBERS

It’s back to school in August and to help with your mental arithmetic, we’ve put together some of the best novels that feature numbers. Some may be more mentally challenging than others, but pay attention in the back, and it’ll all add up.

Numbers Rachel Ward Imagine that every time you look into someone’s eyes, you see the date on which they’ll die. Such is fifteen year old Jem’s secret. Understandably, she tends to keep away from people in general. Then along comes Spider. He and Jem strike up a friendship that will bring Jem out of herself. It’s all going quite well, until they take a day trip into London. What happens when you realise that everybody in a massive queue has the SAME number? Impending doom seems likely and only Jem and Spider can save them.

I am Number Four Pittacus Lore They killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is Number Four. Just a teenager, John moves from place to place, anxious that those hunting him will catch up. This is science fiction writing at its best and you’ll definitely be sucked in, especially when you realise that Earth isn’t the only planet in the universe that can sustain life. John has escaped from a rival caste on his own planet and is now one of nine in hiding. The fugitives can only be killed in their number order and they will survive… as long as they remain apart.

Slaugherhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Told through the eyes of World War 2 soldier Billy Pilgrim, this satirical novel is deemed to be one of the greatest anti-war books ever written. Chaplain’s assistant Billy refuses to fight and is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He and his fellow POWs are kept in a disused slaughterhouse and, along with their German guards, are some of the few survivors of the firebombing of Dresden. Billy’s funny, often bittersweet story is an odyssey through time and is another ‘must-read’ for everybody searching for meaning in life.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey Told through the eyes of the seemingly-mute American Indian, Chief Bromden, this is the story of the inmates at an Oregon State mental hospital, where Nurse Ratched rules the wards with a tyrannical arm. Into this mix comes McMurphy, the twinkle-in-his-eye, cat-amongthe-pigeons livewire who’s ready to turn Ratched’s regime on its head. Kesey’s masterpiece is moving and compelling, very funny at points and at others, absolutely terrifying.

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INDEX Advertising: Bearsden & Milngavie Directory Aerials & Satellites: SK Aerials Aerials & Satellites: Endrick Aerials Architectural Plans: Penman Architectural Bathrooms: P & N Bathrooms Blinds: Apollo Blinds Blinds: Eastend Window Blinds Blinds: Kwik Blinds Blind Cleaning: Blind Cleaning Services Builder: 1st Call Building Services Builder: Anniesland Building Services Car Sales: Audi Technik Centre Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: CleanSafe Carpets & Beds: Saltire Carpets Children’s Clothes: Baby & Beyond Children’s Music Classes: Monkey Music Children’s Drama Classes: Raenbow Productions Cleaning: MC Cleaning Service Computer Maintenance: Laptop & PC Doctors Dog Grooming: Shampooch Dog Walking: Lead On Dog Walking: Waggy Walks Dry Cleaning: Dry Clean Depot Electrician: Cablewise Electrician: A & A Electrics Fencing: Colourfence Financial Advisers: Connect Financial Flooring: Woody’s Flooring Flooring Fitter: GDS Flooring Florist: Bluebell Wood Foot Clinic: Jacqueline Morton Foot Clinic: Foot-Medic Podiatry Garage; Audi Technik Centre Garage: Kays Garage & MOT Centre Garage: Bearsden Tyres & Autocare Garage Doors: PowerDoors Gardening: CGM Landscape & Garden Maintenance Glazing: Total Seal Repairs Gyrotonic Body Conditioning: Cresco Handyman: Paul’s DIY Services Handyman: Richard Wood Hairdressing: Julie Fell Hairdressing: Rainbow Room International Heating Engineers: Westend Gas Services Heating Engineers: David Auchinvole Hearing: Clements Hearing Services Interior Designer: Fotheringham Interiors Interior Store : The Store Interiors

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