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OLD BUCKENHAM AIRSHOW MOTORING REVIEW FOR BURY ST EDMUNDS

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Crucial Crew Around 1,100 St Edmundsbury school children will be learning vital life-lessons at Crucial Crew 2014 next month. Year six children aged between 10 and 11 years, from 19 schools, will come together at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to experience various scenarios, staffed by experts who show children how to deal with potentially dangerous situations and

how to protect both themselves and others. The Fire Service will simulate what it is like being in a burning house and East Anglian Dogs Trust will explain how to keep safe around dogs.

As well as fire and dog safety, the focus is also on road safety, food safety, personal safety and personal well being. This year 1100 children from 19 schools will be attending the scenarios run by the Fire Service, Police, Road

Safety, Environmental Health, East Anglian Dogs Trust, and Abbeycroft Leisure. Crucial Crew is organised and funded by St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Thanks go to West Suffolk College for allowing free use of their facilities.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate Prince George’s 1st birthday with EACH East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is inviting the people of East Anglia to join them in celebrating the first birthday of HRH Prince George of Cambridge by holding a birthday party in his honour on Tuesday 22nd July. The charity, which has HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as its Royal Patron, is encouraging as many schools, groups, companies and individuals as possible to hold a Royal birthday party on or around Tuesday 22nd July.

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Party organisers will be encouraged to invite friends and colleagues to attend parties and make a donation to EACH. Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, became Royal Patron of EACH in January 2012 and has provided the charity with many great benefits including raising awareness and understanding of services, boosting the media profile and inspiring people to raise funds.

hoping as many people as possible across East Anglia will hold a birthday party on this special day, or as near to the day as they can, to help us celebrate the first birthday of the Prince.

Camilla Haycock, EACH Fundraising Development Manager, said: “We’re

“The birth of Prince George raised thousands of pounds for EACH with

It’s a great excuse to have a bit of fun with party games and cake while raising funds for an important local charity.

fans making donations in lieu of buying and sending gifts and we hope we can inspire people to raise funds again.” Details about how to get involved can be found at www.each.org.uk/ biggestbirthday or contact the EACH Norfolk Fundraising Team on: (01953) 666767 email: norfolk@each.org.uk Twitter: @EACH_Norfolk


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INTERVIEW WITH 5

Interview With Bury St Edmunds Council Chairman Stefan Oliver Stefan Oliver is a local man with a fascinating family history Stefan, please give us a brief intorduction to who you are and what you do... I was re- elected for the second time as Chairman of BstE TC. I have been a Town Councillor since the Town Council was reformed in 2003. My family were wine merchants in Bury, a business known as Hunter and Oliver Ltd, founded in 1776. The family have been connected to Bury since the earliest found record When Robert Oliver was made Chief Burgess of Bury in 1263. That earlier part of the family were involved with the affairs of the Abbey. Following the Reformation, the family was fined out of existence and moved away. Some went to America with Wynthrop’s expedition and the eldest moved to work in Sudbury. In 1750 (circ,) they were able to return to Bury and set up a grocery business, a branch of their activity in Sudbury. The wine merchant business soon followed and continued until it was sold in 1966. My older brother joined the wine firm and I was trained as a farm manager. I passed through the Essex Institute of Agriculture at Writtle. I then worked for three years growing green peas in Essex. We had 100 acres grown on contract for us and had the first mobile pea harvesters to come from America. The peas went to a canning factory near Maldon. In 1964 I left pea growing and took a post as farm manager on a 1200 acre estate in Hertfordshire. In that same year I married Anne Batho and we subsequently had four sons.

locally and at Flatford Mill. I became very involved in Heraldry and spent some time studying at the College of Arms. Whilst our boys were young, I was very involved in running the Catholic Scout troop in Bury. !n 1998 I accepted a post as Art Master at Moreton Hall Preparatory school where I worked until retiring in 2010. In 2001 I obtained a seat on the County Council, following my mother, brother and Sister in law, from which I was deselected 2013. In 2002 I won a seat on the Borough Council which I still hold. In 2005 and 6, I was elected Mayor of the Borough, being the 6th generation of my family to hold that honour. I have written three books, the first two, about Heraldry and Illuminated letters, and the third a story in novel form about my maternal grand parents.

from the Town Council. We are a small group (17) and party politics often impede any kind of progress or cohesion. What do you like about being involved with the Town Council? The ability, all be it small, to have some influence in the well being of the Town and residents.

Quick Fire Round... Tea or Coffee? Coffee. Beer or Wine? Wine . Favourite Song? Danny boy .

What is your ultimate career goal? To know that I have done what I can for Bury St Edmunds.

Favourite Film? Dr Zivago.

And finally...Is there a skeleton you wish to reveal? Skeletons are best kept in the cupboard.

Favourite Read? “Like Chaff to The Wind” by Robert Morgan (Amazon).

If we at Dispatch could give you a magic wand and grant you one wish, what would it be? With your magic wand, I would solve all the car parking problems in Bury

Favourite Holiday Location? Scotland. Vegetarian or Carnivore? Omnivore.

What brought you to Bury? Birth, Betrothal or Business? I was born here, with twin sister, in 1939 to Geoffrey and Gabrielle Oliver In your opinion, what is the best thing about Bury St Edmunds? The people who live here. What three things would you like people to know about you? That I am married and a Catholic. I have four sons, of whom I am very proud and that I have done what I can to advance the good and well being of Bury and those who live here. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date? To have been Mayor of Bury, the 6th generation of my family to hold that office.

In 1972 I left this post and we moved to a cottage in Whepstead, just to the South of Bury , where I set up as a freelance glass engraver. This was a hobby that I had been working at for some years, to the point that I felt I could earn a living.

How did you get involved in the Bury St Edmunds Council? My father was a Borough Councillor. My mother was a County Councillor and my Grandfather back through the generations, also. Being the last one of my family left, the duty fell to me.

This is a craft that I have carried on to the present day. I also paint and draw and have run classes for these subjects

What political party do you stand for and why? I would like to see party politics removed

Council Chairman Stefan Oliver

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Old Buckenham Air Show 2014 Thrills and spills of the magnificent men (and omen) in their flyiing machines - 26th & 27th of July 2014 What’s on:

With over 30 years experience of display flying, Rod will not disappoint the crowds!

Wildcats Aerobatics Jet Provost Old Buckenham’s resident Aerobatic Display Team. This is a special display, just for this airshoww!

The JP is a firm favourite with crowds at displays with their high speed manouvres.

Brendam O’Brien Spitfire MH 434 TV’s Brendan O’Brien is aviation’s leading exponents. Renowned as one of the most talented display pilots, Brendan is to combine his Flying Circus with an attempt at the shortest ever truck top landing.

This is the 3rd year that this legend will appear at Old Buckenham. This ex military plane took up a film career which has seen it in productions such as A Bridge Too Far and The Longest Day. Staggerwing

If this is successful, the Guinness Book of World Records will be notified so this can be recognised.

The first visit for this 450BHP engined plane to the show.

Matt Summers

Yak 52

Relactive newcomer Matt is back for a second year to wow the crowds with his display.

This was the aircraft of choice for the Russian Airs Force to train its Mig pilots back in the 70’s. It’s still used to train military and civilian pilots. It has exceptional aerobatic capabilities are the stuff of legend.

Rod Dean Less charitable aviation buffs will say that Rod’s first flying instructor was one of the Wright brothers but this doesn’t deter the pensioner from throwing around a Bulldog to wow the crowds.

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Ferocious Frankie The P-51 Mustang is another Hollywood star, with credits such as

Mephis Belle, Empire of the Sun and Saving Private Ryan to name just a few. The RV8tors Alister Kay and Richard Hill are returning for a third year to perfom their stunning routine. On the Ground... There will be a 1940’s hangar dance on the Saturday night. Live bands will be paying in the Blister Hangar throughout the weekend too. The popular military encampment with living history displays and demonstrations will be seated alongside the airfield’s new permanent military display. Pleasure flights will be offered throughout Saturday and at limited times on Sunday. Trial lessons and flights are also available in the famous WWIIStearman Biplane.


For more information and for advance ticket sales, go to the website: www. oldbuckenhamairshow.co.uk

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World Horse Welfare Extravaganza Fun and fundraising day Sunday 10th August Looking for a great family day out this summer? Why not come along to our Fundraising Fun Day? On Sunday 10th August (10am-3pm) World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Snetterton, Norfolk, will be holding its annual fundraising Summer Extravaganza. This year, the Extravaganza will be bigger and better than ever before, so don’t miss out – make sure you put the date in your diary now! The event opens at 10am and the displays in the main ring kick off at 11am with a special demonstration by the Hall Farm grooms and equine residents. A fast and furious scurry driving spectacular will be up next, to keep the audience on the edge of their seats – followed by the IMPs Motorcycle Display Team, who are sure to thrill show-goers

young and old alike. Other exciting main ring displays include dog agility and Horse Boarding uK, which features the exhilarating mix of a skateboarder being towed around a course behind a horse and rider – not a sport for the faint-hearted! Additional attractions include a farriery competition, a dog show, mounted police specials, birds of prey, heavy horses and vintage cars and tractors. Shoppers will be well-catered for with a wide variety of trade stands and craft stalls, a giant tombola and a huge tack stall, which will offer a great range of both new and secondhand tack and rugs. Younger visitors will be kept entertained by the children’s zone – complete with games area, facepainting and much more – plus

donkey rides, tractor-trailer rides around the farm and of course the chance to pat a pony. You will be spoilt for choice on refreshments, with a variety of food and hot and cold drinks available – plus a licensed bar and live music. Our Summer Extravaganza Fundraising Fun Day really does have something for all the family – and all this for an entry fee of only £5 per car. World Horse Welfare is an international horse charity that improves the lives of

horses in the uK and around the world through education, campaigning, and hands-on care. At Hall Farm – just one of four Rescue and Rehoming Centres the charity has around the uK – we care for around 160 horses at any one time, nursing them back to health before finding them loving new homes. Proceeds from this year’s Extravaganza will help to fund our vital work helping horses in need worldwide. www.worldhorsewelfare.org

Summer a! Extravaganz Hall Farm, Snetterton Fundraising fun day Sunday 10th August 10am - 3pm The IMPS Motorcycle Display Team Vintage cars and tractors Mounted Police Specials Horse Boarding UK Farrier competition Food and drink Bar and music Birds of prey Craft stalls

World Horse Welfare display Dog show and agility Tractor trailer rides Massive tack sale Children’s area Giant tombola Donkey rides

Entry £5 per car Please contact Maxine Langley on 01953 499100 or 07801 880201 for details and trade stand enquiries

£10 minibus

Signposted off the A11 between Attleborough and Thetford

www.worldhorsewelfare.org Registered charity no: 206658 and SC038384

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Combat Paintball An exciting, well organised and professional day out for all the family, from ages 8+ and above! Now with two locations in Thetford forest, Combat Paintball Ltd has been providing fun days out for the whole family for over a decade. As well as offering Paintball, the company now offer other activities such as 3d Archery, Laser Clay Shooting, Mini Tank Driving, Airsoft, Laser Combat, Low Impact Paintball and Zombie Night Games so whether you are looking to

organise a birthday party, stag or hen do, work event or just a day out with mates there is something for everybody. The company prides itself on it’s on being well organised and safety proceedures and are accredited members of the UK Paintball Federation as well having a 5 star food hygiene rating for the canteen that offer Burgers, Hotdogs and Jacket Potatoes. Customer satisfaction has always been a high priority and we have over 15,000 follows on Facebook and a 5 star Trip Advisor rating! Find us at THETFORD (NO POSTCODE) From Norwich via A11 South Bound: 18 miles from Thickthorn Roundabout. From Thetford via A11 North Bound: 3.5 miles from Watton Roundabout on the A11 towards Norwich. Unfortunately due to our Thetford site being in the Heart of Forestry

Commission Land no postcode is available. However we are very easy to find as we are just off the A11 dual carriageway 3 mile out of Thetford heading towards Norwich (Look for Road Signs). We are accessable from both directions on the dual carriageway due to having an underpass at the entrance to the site.

take first exit and follow A134 (Thetford), Approx 1.9 miles along this road is the site track entrance, on the right, clearly signposted. Visit our website for more information: www.combatpaintball.org Call: 0845 260 4567 Email: james@combatpaintball.com

Find us at NORTHWOLD (IP26 5LQ) From Thetford: Travel on the A134 towards Northwold. After passing The Priory High School you will see signs on the left hand side. Turn left and follow the track to the paintball centre. From Kings Lynn: Follow A10 west through Setch, at first roundabout take the 1st exit A134 (Thetford), at staggered cross roads - straight over, stay on A134 Next roundabout - straight over, follow road for approx 4 miles to next roundabout,

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HOMES & GARDENS 11

All Seasons Marquees Suffolk based company offers first class service All Seasons marquees pride its self on delivering a quality service to all of our customers. Based in the heart of Suffolk, we believe our service is first class and do not leave a site until our customers are completely satisfied. Our marquees are modern aluminium frame construction, known as ‘clearspan’ marquees, which are highly versatile without the need for centre poles and guy ropes as evident with traditional marquees. The rigid frame structure permits their use all year round and the free standing design means they can be erected on grass, tarmac, concrete, sloping and uneven ground.

No event is too large or to small, we offer a free no obligation site visit, during which we survey the area to ensure all of your requirements can be met, any constraints have been identified and risk assessment carried out. Along with the marquees, we are able to offer a number of complementary services, flooring, lighting(indoor and exterior), linings (including starlight liners), windows, dance floors, tables, chairs (both indoor and garden),heating for the winter months, staging , luxury toilets, and generators. We put together an itemised quotation, along with a cad drawing for your event, so that you can get a visual idea of your event, the whole time remaining flexible up to and including the day of your event. Be it a wedding, party, trade show, or business function, the service remains the same.

It is not necessary to hire a marquee to utilise our additional services, we welcome hire for any of our additional services.

Our aim is to take away the stress as much as we can for our customers, by providing those little extras that make an event special, if we have not got it we will source it so you only have to have one contact, All Seasons Marquees. Whatever your function is, let us help you to make it an event to remember.

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marquees Let us help you to make yours an event to remember Modern Marquees in a range of sizes Free no obligation site visit Heating • Lighting • Furniture • Flooring Dance Floors • Staging • Linings Generators • Toilets

Tel Ipswich: 01473 559978 www.allseasonsmarquees.co.uk info@allseasonsmarquees.co.uk

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Congratulations to Lane Farm Country Foods winners of our 2014 Producer of the Year Award. Lane Farm knows that for great tasting sausages you need great meat and plenty of it - look out for their sausages, made from over 80% home reared pork, in selected Suffolk stores, along with their delicious bacon, ham, chorizo and salami.

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MOTORING REVIEW 1

Audi R8 Coupe AUDI’S R8, the emperor of the Germanic brand’s line‐up stirs up a heady soup of emotions when you slip behind its wheel Not only does the dazzling supercar look good enough to eat, it almost flirts with you, tempting you to throw away your worries and immerse yourself in its company.

behind the two front seats keeps you respectful of the Audi’s capabilities at all times. A car’s ability to accelerate quickly and reach a blistering top speed is, naturally, desirable. However it’s the handling dynamics, and talent to drive rapidly through the bends, that make for a spine-tingling driving experience. And that’s where the R8 V10 delivers.

Flushed cheeks, a racing heart and clammy hands are all the sensations you’ll experience when you first start up the Audi. And inside your body there’ll be changes that signal Cupid has fired his arrow. In all honestly the R8, especially in V10 guise as tested here with a Lamborghini-derived 5.2-litre engine, will get your dopamine and serotonin chemicals bubbling. Yes, what I’m saying is that you’ll fall in love, or certainly lust, with the two door coupe.

On the road, the R8 V10 completes the zero to 62mph sprint in 3.6 seconds and has an autobahn focused top speed of 195mph. The 10 cylinder engine produces 518bhp and churns out 390.91 lb‐ft of turning force (torque) to the crankshaft at 6,500 rpm.

It’s a true beauty; a work of automotive art and the model has recently become even more stunning to look at, let alone drive.

The seven‐speed S tronic gearbox, which replaces the R tronic used previously, is standard in all V10 models.

Aesthetically, the R8 now comes with all‐light-emitting diode (LED) headlights, and a single-frame grille. A redesigned diffuser and huge, round tailpipes are the most eye‐catching new features. The rear lights include dynamic indicators, a global first from Audi. Produced by LEDs, the turn signal runs from the inside out in the direction in which you want to go.

The fast shifting dual‐clutch transmission features an ingenious launch control function that provides the best possible traction when the car flexes its muscles and takes off. The might of the engine’s output momentarily thumps you back into your seat when the Audi’s clout is unleashed via the Quattro

permanent all‐wheel drive system. And the sound of the car is almost as seductive as its looks. Even at moderate speed there’s a deep, multi-layered, glorious rumble. But hit the R8’s ‘Sport’ button and you get a gratifying crackling and popping on the downshifts. The snarl is animalistic, and deeply nourishing for any petrol head’s ears. Inside, the high‐performance sports car is now even more sophisticated. You and your passenger sit in bucket seats with folding backrests, and the seat covers and inserts in the door liners are quilted. Getting comfortable behind the wheel is easy and it’s surprisingly straightforward to drive. That said; the grunting, visceral tone emitting from the powertrain assembled

By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Journalist / Follow Tim on twitter @carwriteups / www.carwriteups.co.uk

The Audi will turn your grey matter to jelly on the straights and it’ll make your liver quiver on B roads. But what it does best is go around corners quickly with the utmost stability and that, of course, is what every car enthusiast wants. PROS ‘N’ CONS • • • • •

Power √ Looks √ Sound √ Handling √ License loser X

FAST FACTS • • • • • • • •

Max speed: 195 mph 0-62 mph: 3.6 secs Combined mpg: 21.6 Engine: 5204cc 10 cylinder 40 valve petrol Max. power (bhp): 518 Max. torque (lb/ft): 390 CO2: 305 g/km Price: £117,710 on the road

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DISPATCH BuSINESS DIRECTORY 15

Needham Carpets Suffolk flooring and carpet company with lots to offer Based between Ipswich and Stowmarket in the centre of the historical town of Needham Market, Needham Carpets is a one stop shop for your domestic flooring needs.

comfort of your won living room!

Whether you are looking for luxury carpet or a traditional wood floor, Needham Carpets will have something for you.

Needham Market is easy to find, eeatbound on the A14 towards Ipswich, and take the slip road off to Needham Market.

There are a wide variety of wellknown brands in stock, including, Alternative Flooring, Kaindl, Cormar Carpets, Manx, Flair Rugs, Plantation Rug Compnay, Whitestone Weaver and Balterio.

Call the showroom on: 01449 721763 or email: geoff@needacarpet.f9.co.uk

Needham Carpets offer a full fitting and installation service, by a team of fitters with over 50 years of experience. The website offers a virtual tour of the showroom, so you can pop online and check out what is available without leaving the

If you do want to go in store and see the range up close, then go to 68, The High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8AW.

Take a look at the website for more information: www.needhamcarpets.co.uk

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