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Issue 30 March 2015

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BURY ST EDMUNDS The Stove & Fireplace Centre Over past years, Fireplaces and Wood Burning Stoves have come back in to their own as the focal point of many rooms and for both contemporary modern homes as well as traditional period properties, there are stunning designs to suit all tastes. There is so much scope in style and finish for fireplaces today and one of the best places to realise the truth of this is at the new relocated showrooms of “The Stove & Fireplace Centre” at Brunel Way in Thetford. Established in 1993, they can offer the consumer professional advise on the most suitable choice of Fireplace & Stove for their home, being the only HETAS Approved retailer in Norfolk & North Suffolk.

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Here choice has never been greater, with Surrounds manufactured from Marble, Limestone, Sandstone, Solid Timbers and Cast Iron, all in different sizes and designs, including Period to Traditional styles through to more Modern and Contemporary styles, offering superb finishes to any rooms. Here you will find over 60 displays complimented by a superb range of Wood Burning & Multi-Fuel Stoves, natural looking

coal effect gas fires, as well as a vast range of Electric Fires. There are even Gas Fires if you have no chimney. This is an ideal place to find new ideas to give your home that very individual look with the addition of a new fireplace which can even be made bespoke to your requirements. They offer a full and professional installation service, having their own In-House HETAS installers, which has to comply with the current building regulations.

Failure to carry out this will result in your building & contents insurances possibly becoming invalid. The company also offer a professional Chimney Sweeping Service, from their NACS trained In-House engineers, using the latest Power-Sweeping equipment, which is much more thorough than traditional methods, giving a cleaner and more efficient flue. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Anybody wishing to have a Solid Fuel Appliance installed must have the installation carried-out by an installer who is HETAS registered so as to conform to building regulations, if not, approval from local building control must be sought, which can sometimes be more costly than having “The Stove & Fireplace Centre” do the work.

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BURY ST EDMUNDS Suffolk Libraries’ new book festival Suffolk Libraries is holding its first book festival this March. Suffolk Libraries is holding its first book festival this March. ‘Suffolk Libraries Bookfest’ will take place in March and feature a range of authors visiting some of Suffolk’s libraries and other local venues to give talks about their work with additional workshops. The list includes Simon Scarrow – best known for his Roman military fiction, Suffolk-based author Erica James and bestselling international author Harriet James. Alison Wheeler, Suffolk Libraries General Manager, said: “We wanted to organise a book festival which was a bit different - something accessible and enjoyable for everyone. The aim is to invite a mix of popular, local and up and coming authors to our libraries and run a series

of events around Suffolk. I’m delighted with the programme we’ve been able to put together and am looking forward to welcoming some top authors to our libraries.” The full programme of events is as follows: • Friday 6 March – Natalie Meg Evans, 7pm at Lowestoft Library. Natalie’s book ‘The Dress Thief’ was voted the Festival of Romance’s ‘Best Historical novel’ for 2014. • Saturday 7 March - Simon Scarrow, 7pm at Ipswich Library. Simon is best known for his ‘Eagle’ series of Roman military fiction. • Monday 9 March - Harriet Evans, 7pm at Ipswich Library. Harriet is the international best-selling author of seven novels, including Going Home, A Hopeless Romantic and The

Love of Her Life. In January she will be releasing ‘A Place For Us’, which is seen as her most accomplished work to date. • Wednesday 11 March – Nicola Upson, 7pm at Needham Market Library. Nicola was born in Suffolk and won an Escalator/Arts Council England award in 2006 for her debut novel, ‘An Expert in Murder’. • Saturday 14 March - Erica James in conversation with BBC Radio Suffolk’s Lesley Dolphin, 7pm at Lavenham Village Hall. Erica lives in Suffolk and has written several romantic novels including Gardens of Delight which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2006 from the Romantic Novelists Association. • Thursday 19th March - Luke Wright, 7pm at The John Peel

Centre for the Arts, Stowmarket. In visceral verse, Suffolk-based performance poet Luke Wright tells stories of ordinary people having extraordinary moments. • Friday 20 March – Liz Trenow, 7pm at Bury St Edmunds Library. A local author, Liz has worked for many years as a journalist for national and regional newspapers, and for BBC radio and television news. She is now a full time writer. • Sunday 22nd March - Charlie Haylock, 1pm to 3pm at Bury St Edmunds Library. Charlie is a popular and humorous local author who is a regular guest on BBC Radio Suffolk. For further information and to book tickets for these events visit bookfest and you can also book tickets at the library.

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GENERAL Make a choice to change if you want a better life! Isn’t it great knowing that you are totally responsible for how you live your life. We are not animals that have keepers. Where you live, what you do, the money you earn, the job you have, the people you associate with, are all your choice and your doing. There are some things that are learned behaviours that perhaps we don’t like, but you have a choice to change that; Who called it a monthly income when it lasts just 2/3 weeks for most people? How about earning more than you can spend? Who said weekends had to be restricted to two days? Why can’t they be 3, 4 or 5 days?

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Who said you can only have two weeks holiday a year? Why can’t you have two weeks every month? If you’re happy existing, that’s great. If you’re not, you have to change something before it’s too late, but firstly you have to choose to make that change. What I find fascinating is just how many people do choose…. to do nothing! They just accept that that’s the way it is, what’s my lot, these are the cards I have been dealt, I just have to accept this is the best it’s going to be.

But why? Why don’t you choose to be better, earn more, spend more time with your family and friends, or whatever it is that makes you happy. Time is only a one time experience when it’s gone it’s gone forever. Be very careful how you either live or waste each day. If something is not quite right change it, even if it’s only a small thing. The first sign of insanity is to do the same things everyday and expect a different result. • If you choose to want more time freedom, you can have it. • If you choose to want to earn more money this year than last, you can have it. • If you choose to want to better your life, you can do it. • If you choose to want to make a difference, you can do it. You just have to choose to do it first, then you’re halfway there. So if you have made a choice

that you want things to be different / better, what next? Well, I am looking to expand my already successful network by working with a just a few key people who are looking for change. Whilst no promises are made, because in the end your success depends on you, if you are in the market for an extra income, and you’re a person who wants personal development, wants to grow and wants a better life, then contact me. Ask Yourself This: If you have no time now how is that going to improve? If you do not have enough money now how will that change? Here is the answer. Create a Financial safety net for you and your family. Choose to Beat the Bills or become Extremely Wealthy - The choice is yours. So don’t delay. You will start the rest of your life one step at a time. Make sure your heading in the right direction.


Save Money, Make Money, Ask Me How! Just really quickly, there are two pieces of information I’d like to share with you; one is all about Making Extra Money in your spare time, without it effecting what you are currently doing. The other is about Saving Money, on the bills you already pay. Making Money: Would you like to earn extra money in your spare time working just a few extra hours each week? Well, with me with you every step of the way, I will show you AND help you earn upto £1,650.00 working just 1 extra hour a day for 1 month, that’s around £60.00 per hour! The following month ‘Residual Income’ kicks in, so you’ll then earn even more. I’ll explain how it works in detail when we get together. Grab yourself a copy of the ‘Your Opportunity’ booklet, and watch a 3 minute video explaining how it works, by

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GENERAL East Anglian Game & Country Fair The 2015 East Anglian Game & Country Fair will take place on Saturday the 25th & Sunday the 26th April, at The Norfolk Showground, Norwich. There will be lots of new displays including The Essex Dog Display Team which is generally accepted as the premier and longest established dog display team in Great Britain and Europe. UK Horseboarding Arena Demos “somewhere between scurry racing and wake boarding” describes Arena Boarding. Teams take on the clock around a course of gates, set to challenge the best boarders and horse riders, from long straights into sweeping bends and ninety degree turns. In terms of motorsport it is more like rallying or Formula 1. Teams have to work together to achieve the right racing line to take the bends and complete the course. New board technology has meant that board riders can get more grips in the corners, but as the track gets scrubbed out, you will still see them power sliding round the bends kicking up dust like a rally car. This part of the sport has become so technical that board set-up, and even tyre choice has become critical. The Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club has been providing its members with training and competitions for 30 years and this year the Club celebrates its 25th anniversary as a Kennel Club Registered Society. The Countryside Arena demonstrations illustrate the stages of training for spaniels and retrievers as they are prepared to become working gundogs. Trained gundogs have a vital role in any form of responsibly conducted game shooting. In the Main Ring, the roles and work of spaniels and retrievers are demonstrated in the context of the shooting field. Mid Norfolk 10 | March 2015

Gun Dog Club will be running the Gun Dog Scurry competitions and a Team Gundog Working Test - a competition for trained gundogs that simulates the problems the dogs will encounter when working. Whether you are a practicing falconer, nature enthusiast or not the falconry village is sure to keep you entertained. There will be mini events going on all day in the arena, lure swinging competitions, talks on hunting and a chance to practice you skills at catching a ‘wild injured owl’ plus several stands to browse along with expert advice from falconers. The Forestry Villages hosts The East of England Cutters & Climbers Competition and Pole Climbing Competitions. The forestry arena will be a buzz of activity with chainsaw carvings, felling demonstrations, tree climbing and pole climbing competitions. Tree workers from around the UK will be competing at this rare opportunity to see a working forestry village. If Bear Grills is your thing then Woodland Ways Bushcraft & Survival will be demonstrating their vast knowledge of bushcraft & survival techniques. There will be opportunities throughout the day to get ‘hands on’ and learn some skills for yourself. They will also be running ‘Pigeon Plucking’ competitions on their stand over the weekend. Find out how quickly you can prepare a pigeon for the table without using a knife. Norwich Vikings Trials Motorcycle Display will have a range of riders from those on modern bikes to those who prefer the classic bike and classes for all abilities. Riders will be taking their bikes around

a purpose built obstacle course from old oil drums to large tree trunks. This will all take place within the forestry arena. There are over 300 shopping stands with a wide variety of products from fashion and footwear to gun makers, eco products, fishing products and home improvements. Plus craft halls and gift marquees. The main bar will be serving a great selection of local beers and drinks over the weekend and the Sheringham shanty men will be performing during the day. We are delighted to announce that Norwich Antiques Market has again been added to the line up for this year’s show. Visit their stand on Avenue E for a great selection of stands selling antiques, collectables, vintage and retro goods. They are the oldest, biggest and best monthly antiques fair in Norwich. Join in and ‘have a go’ at a range of country activities from clay shooting with John Bidwell’s High Lodge instructors or enter the 40-bird re-entry shooting competition for men, women and juniors. Fly fishing with the Salmon and Trout Association, ferret racing and archery to paintballing and crossbows. Take a helicopter pleasure flight over the showground, try the air rifle range, hold a bird of prey or take a ride in a Landrover on the off road 4x4 course. Whether you want information about the Game Fair prior to buying tickets or want to know what is happening next in the Main Arena during the weekend or to save your car park location, the Game Fair app is your essential guide to a great day out for all the family, available to download FREE from ‘The App Store’.

plus standard network charges. Adult £13.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £5.00 and Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £36, (offer valid until midday 20/04/14 and a small booking fee applies). Under 5’s are Free and Car Parking is Free for all. On the gate prices: Adult £17.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £6.00, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £46, under 5’s are Free and Free Car Parking for all. Become a member of the show. Priced at a very attractive £26 per adult, £11 per child (5-16 yrs) or £76 for a family (2 adults & 3 children) its great value! Beat the queues with prioritised car parking & admission to the show plus entry into the ringside Members’ enclosure with luxury loos! Membership tickets, gift packages, experience days and lunches are also available to book online at or call 01263 735 828 for more information. Camping Weekend Tickets - Set in glorious parkland, The Norfolk Showground is a fantastic place to visit and camp for the weekend, conveniently situated just 5 miles from Norwich city centre. Just bring your Caravan, Camper or Tent and enjoy a fun filled short break in Norfolk with your friends and family! The Norfolk Showground provides excellent camping facilities plus you can enjoy two whole days at one of Norfolk’s most talked about family days out. Well behaved pets are most welcome too. Book early and save money on Camping weekend tickets visit for prices and full details.

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Elderly Hearing Care Centre The Emotional Stages of Hearing Loss STAGE ONE | DENIAL When normal hearing begins to decline, a natural reaction is for the person to compensate by trying to alter their environment to suit their loss. They may turn up the volume on the TV or radio disregarding complaints from their family members.

stimulation to the auditory system can result in a rapid decline of speech recognition. A way to deal with this is to avoid embarrassing situations, such as social occasions where there are likely to be lots of people or background noise.

They may ask their partners to answer the phone thereby avoiding the embarrassment of not being able to understand whoever is on the other end. They may blame others instead of acknowledging their hearing loss i.e. “If people didn’t mumble, I would be able to hear them!”

STAGE THREE | ANGER A hearing loss left untreated can cause the person suffering to become bad-tempered and the family may say he/she has become difficult to live with. The person becomes less tolerant of others because of the frustrations and comments focused upon them.

STAGE TWO | WITHDRAWL Hearing loss causes a person psychological hurt and grief. Over time, it also causes intolerance to social interactions, and reduced

STAGE FOUR | DEPRESSION All these factors can eventually lead to the person becoming depressed. Low self-esteem, the loss of social interaction,

suspicion of others, the inability to do easily what used to be problem free, isolation and loneliness become a part of daily life that wears the person down. It’s really tiring! STAGE FIVE | ACCEPTANCE When a person finally reaches this stage, they can then make the transition to seeking treatment with hearing aids, and auditory rehabilitation. A visit to a qualified audiologist will be the first stage on the road to hearing well again and ‘getting their life back’. A thorough test will be performed and hearing instruments prescribed where suitable. It can take up to ten years for someone to reach

this stage. Karen Finch is the Managing Director and lead audiologist at The Hearing Care Centre. The multi-award winning, familyrun company has 20 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk, including in Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Sudbury. For more information visit www. or call 01473 230330. The company has special Open Day events in Ipswich from 26th-28th January where you can take advantage of a free hearing assessment and consultation. Appointments are essential.

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Elderly Yaxley House A warm welcome awaits you at Yaxley House Nestling at the end of a private drive in the pretty Suffolk village of Yaxley, just a few miles from Eye with it’s wealth of amenities, is Yaxley House. Offering exceptional residential and dementia care, with a real emphasis on individual and personalised care in a homely environment, such is the ethos in all Kingsley Healthcare homes. Yaxley House is a stunning home set in landscaped gardens with lovely views across open fields. Providing exceptional person centred care for up to 34 people we truly believe in delivering the highest standards. In particular, residents experiencing memory loss benefit from arguably the most enlightened approach to dementia care that exists in the

UK at the present time with our truly person centred approach. Our Home Manager, Paula Baker has in depth experience and knowledge of helping to deliver true support and personalised care for her residents and takes great pride in ensuring that her resident’s specific individual needs can and are met. Paula says of Yaxley House “I am grateful I have the opportunity of working with a great team in a wonderful home with it’s friendly and open atmosphere. We pride ourselves in working with families to ensure that our residents are provided with truly person centred individualised care. We don’t have visiting times as I feel they are too constrictive and believe in a family approach

to the support and care of our resident’s. I am truly passionate about the care we provide, which hopefully can be seen within the home”. There is a warm welcome to people from all walks of life into its happy, family environment. Yaxley has two separate areas of accommodation within the home, with the old house providing true home from home comforts and the new purpose built extension providing state of the art facilities to be proud of. All in all, a wonderful environment tolive in and to receive appropriate care and support from experienced staff that can ensure the emotional, physical and spiritual well being of all its residents are met. In order to support residents to make Yaxley House their home, residents are supported to customise their rooms with their own furnishings and use them as

a personal space for relaxing or greeting visitors. Everyone who lives here is encouraged to make full use of the communal areas, including the large private secure garden, plus they have the option to take part in a wide range of activities and events, and even trips out. Yaxley House also welcomes short term respite residents as we appreciate that even the shortest stays can provide valuable help. The staff and management would be proud to show you around their lovely home, please contact our Manager, Paula, to arrange a visit on: 01379 783 230 Our address and other contact details: Yaxley House Church Lane Eye Suffolk IP23 8BU Telephone: 01379 783 230

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Bury St Edmunds - March 2015  

The March 2015 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds - March 2015  

The March 2015 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Bury St Edmunds