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The Great British Summer is in full swing with lots of sporting events to enjoy! As we go to press football fever has taken hold as the Euro 2012 competition enters its exciting final stages, Britain is gearing up for the Olympics, and the world’s top tennis players are about to grunt and sweat it out on the Wimbledon courts. Closer to home Cheltenham College hosts the Brewin Dolphin Cricket Festival from 11th to 22nd July, so let’s hope for sunshine and some great sporting action. If the weather gets hot you may want to cool off in your very own pool. The Local Answer has a fantastic competition to win a Bestway Fast Set Pool courtesy of The Spa-Kling Pool Company. See page 39 for your chance to make a splash without splashing out! Our ‘What’s On’ section is packed with ideas for things to do during the school holidays. Kids can get crafty with a variety of workshops at Tewkesbury’s Heritage Centre and The Brewery has free activities for children every Thursday. For music lovers, the Café René in Southgate Street, Gloucester, is the venue to go to from 23rd to 29th July. This historic pub is hosting an array of brilliant musicians at its 10th Annual Rhythm and Blues Festival – raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We also have tickets for a lucky reader to win to see Status Quo at Eastnor Castle on 28th July – see page 31. This month we have food reviews from two favourite Cheltenham restaurants. The Mayflower is something of an institution in Cheltenham and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving exceptional Chinese and Cantonese food this year. The India Lounge is a modern Indian restaurant situated in fashionable Suffolk Parade where the atmosphere is buzzing and the excellent food is cooked fresh to order.

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From Tin Mine to Television Our Famous Face this month is Geoff Rowe, otherwise known as The West Country’s top comedian ‘Jethro’. A Cornish man through and through, Jethro was born in St Buryan in 1948 and went to school in St Just. He has never lost his distinctive Cornish accent, and his jokes celebrate his heritage, the colourful characters of the West Country, family life and the quirky rural places and traditions of the places he loves. As a young man his working life started conventionally – Geoff was apprenticed as a carpenter and worked as a timber man in a tin mine. Out of hours he participated in the St Just and District Operatic Society and it was during this period that he found he had a talent for making people laugh as well as singing. Jethro got his first break on TV in the programme Treasure Hunt, where he played a pirate co-host. He went on to become a household name on television starring alongside Jim Davidson and Des O’Connor during the 1990s. A successful career ensued, with numerous tours, stage appearances and videos, plus his own show ‘The Jethro Junction’ and an appearance at The Royal Variety Show in front of The Queen. Off stage a quiet and private person, Geoff enjoys country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting and horses. He has his own stables and proudly shows his horses at events around the country. A supporter of various charitable causes, Jethro notably raised £20,000 for the Bristol Cancer Open Scanner Appeal. Geoff runs his own venue ‘Jethro’s Club’ in his home town of Lewdown, Devon. Here in Gloucestershire, Jethro fans will be able to see him perform at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury on July 5th, or at The Town Hall in Cheltenham on 3rd December as part of a nationwide tour. Trafalgar

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Expect the best – Have you ever been to The Mayflower? We have visited many times over the past three decades and were very lucky to be invited along to sample the delicious cuisine again, so we could remind or inform all our readers about this town centre gem. Those of you who have had the pleasure of dining in this top quality restaurant will already be aware of the excellent standards delivered to ensure your total satisfaction. If you have never been, and you enjoy Chinese and Cantonese food, please don’t let yourselves miss out any longer – you won’t be disappointed! The restaurant is owned by Chun Kong, his sister Kai and brother Chris. In October the three siblings will be celebrating their 30th anniversary of serving Cheltenham residents and visitors. There is no doubt that ‘consistency’ has played a major role in enabling the trio to reach this milestone and, as we witnessed yet again, the maintenance of such high standards is going to serve them well for many years to come.

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Another major factor in the restaurant’s long success is the attitude of the people. Chun said: “Every day our objective is to provide customers with a great experience. Whether they are new to the restaurant, or one of the many people who regularly visit us and have become friends, it’s our job to ensure we meet their expectations. We enjoy what we do and get real satisfaction from seeing our guests happy and relaxed.” Chun’s passion for his work is matched by an enthusiasm for Cognac! No, he’s not drinking it all day long, but loves the history associated with certain Lunch Menu Cognac houses. A lovely feature within the restaurant is his display cabinet STARTERS containing some rare and beautiful Barbecued Spare Ribs - £3.35 bottles. It’s usually left locked and Sesame Seed Prawn Toast - £3.35 alarmed, but Chun kindly posed for a Satay Chicken on Skewers - £3.35 picture with his prize possession – a Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup - £2.50 bottle of ‘Black Pearl’ Louis XIII Remy Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls - £3.35 etc - £9.95 Martin Champagne Cognac – number ¼ Crispy Duck served with pancakes, 84 of only 786 produced! MAIN COURSES As always, we were given a Rice Fried Served with Egg wonderfully warm welcome by Chun Curry Roast Pork - £5.25 and the team, and immediately felt relaxed – the décor is clean, bright and Sweet & Sour Chicken - £5.25 the ambience is complete with Vegetables Chow Mein (dry) - £5.25 pleasant background music. Beef with Stir-Fried Vegetables - £5.25 - £5.25 Chicken with Black Beans & Chilli We were joined by our daughter - £7.50 King Prawn with Ginger and Onions and, much to our son’s disgust (he is £5.25 i Chill with Beef ded Shred Crispy Fried still away at university), one of her friends who – I noticed – was DESSERTS constantly nodding her head in Banana Fritter - £1.50 approval at each dish she tried! Vanilla Ice Cream - £1.40 We didn’t choose anything – Chun m - £2.00 Banana Fritter with Vanilla Ice Crea

asked if there was anything we particularly liked or disliked, and then we accepted his recommendations. This may seem a bit lazy on our part, but ‘leaving it to the expert’ has served us well every time we’ve visited. The meal started in the most delightful way with an opportunity to try ‘a bit of everything’ in The Mayflower Special Hors D’oeuvre platter – Mandarin Spare Ribs, Crispy Spring Rolls, Satay Chicken on Skewers, Sesame Seed Prawn Canapé and Crispy Fried Seaweed. Enjoyment is always enhanced by those ‘finishing touches’ – the food is beautifully presented, plates are

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– every time! good daily selection of starters, main courses and desserts, but you don’t need to have all three. Situated in Clarence Street, the restaurant is such a lovely retreat from the office or respite from shopping. Just meeting up with friends at lunchtime for a chat and a couple of starters can be more cost-effective and enjoyable than ‘grabbing a sandwich’. With evening service starting at 5.30pm, it’s also perfect for pre-theatre dining or a relaxing meal straight from work as a prelude to a night out. Dining at The Mayflower is so much more than ‘eating food’ and represents excellent value for money. The restaurant also provides a full takeaway service and, if you’re able to eat out on a ‘school night’, why not take advantage of their brilliant offer on Mondays – a massive 25% discount on food ordered from the main à la carte menu!

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hot, water is on the table and finger bowls are brought to help you clean up before the next course. The next course was the ‘duck pancakes’ (Szechuan Crispy Aromatic Duck) – you have to have these if you like duck, it’s part of going to The Mayflower. Pop a pancake on your plate, add some hoi-sin sauce, shredded duck, spring onion and cucumber strips, roll up and savour. By now you might think you can’t eat anymore, but you will when the next course comes (you are asked if you are ready, there is no rush). We had special fried rice, sizzling

chicken with black bean sauce, sliced steak cantonese and crispy fried chilli beef – each dish full of flavour and exciting the taste buds. Not that you need to, but we enjoy making the experience all the more authentic with our attempts to use chopsticks! Now, to do our job properly, we had to have a dessert! I opted for the toffee banana with sesame seeds and the other guests had toffee pineapple, apple fritter and icecream. If you’ve never tried the toffee desserts before, they’re also ‘a must’ – just tell yourself you’re not full! The Mayflower’s menu is certainly impressive – everyone is catered for. Along with an array of pork, beef, chicken and duck dishes, there’s a fabulous selection of seafood – including Dover Sole, Monk Fish, Scallops, Squid and Lobster – plus an extensive range of vegetarian courses. Our first experience of The Mayflower – almost 30 years ago – was their lunchtime menu. Nowadays you can choose from a

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Service with a smile! The India Lounge – situated in Suffolk Parade – is a very modern looking Indian restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The light and airy dining rooms are inviting – lovely tall ceilings, contemporary art on the walls, comfortable high backed leather chairs, clean white table cloths and sparkling cutlery. Everything is perfect for you to relax and indulge. Arriving at 7pm, we asked to take some photos of the staff before it got busy – good job we did, it was buzzing by 7.30! We had some fresh crispy papadoms with a selection of mango chutney, raita and pickles to tickle our taste buds whilst we perused the menu. I chose the Chicken Tikka starter and my husband went for the Tandoori Mix. Both were excellent – the Tikka was wonderfully tasty with a bit of a kick to it, complemented and cooled down by the fresh side salad.

Cooked fresh to order Lamb Hyderabadi was my main course option – cubes of lamb with onion, tomato, peppers and chef’s special spices. It wasn’t a dish I’d tried before, but I’m glad I have as it was delicious. My husband – who couldn’t make up his mind – was helped with his choice by Ali who manages the ‘front of house’ team. On recommendation, he went for Pudina Lamb – tender pieces of lamb in ginger, garlic and mint in a red chilli sauce. Now I would have gone for this myself but was put off by the label of ‘Hot’, but Ali said he would ask for it to be toned down a little – an obvious benefit of having everything cooked fresh to order. It was superb – just enough chillies so as not to kill the taste buds and allow for the succulent, tender lamb to be savoured with the fresh mint. All this was topped off by some perfectly cooked Pilau Rice and the hottest and freshest naan breads you could

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have asked for – a great sign of the quality of any up-market Indian restaurant. We were very naughty and decided to have a dessert too, trying the Fiorentina and Mystique Mango, both of which went down a treat – just helping to clean the palette!

Brilliant service I must confess we do a bit of ‘eaves dropping’ and ‘people watching’ while enjoying our food – we like to hear other customers’ comments and see how the staff act with them. There was so much positivity in the room, largely down to the brilliant service – the waiting staff were full of fun, relaxed and yet maintained a courteous manner throughout. They helped numerous guests deliberating over what to have, offering suggestions and describing dishes to help them select a meal they’d be sure to enjoy. Throughout our time at India Lounge, numerous people collected takeaways – clearly a thriving aspect of the service – but, however busy they seemed to be, no-one waited long for their food. Compliments to head chef Shahin and his ‘back room’ team – excellent food delivered to schedule!

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A Semi detached house in the popular area of Springbank in Cheltenham within a quiet cul de sac location. Comprises sitting room, dining room, kitchen, three good sized bedrooms, bathroom with separate WC. Gas central heating, front and rear gardens, driveway for several cars and a detached single garage. Great development opportunity!

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Delicious Dishes Garlic and Chilli Steak Stir Fry ~ Serves 4 ~

You will need: Steak of your choice (I use rump) and quantity up to you (depends how big a portion you want!). 1 clove of garlic, crushed or use lazy garlic. 15ml (1tbsp) root ginger, peeled and grated. 120ml (8tbsp) chilli sauce. 60ml (4tbsp) soy sauce. 250g (9oz) ready to eat medium egg noodles. 1 red pepper. 1 bunch spring onions. 30ml (2tbsp) fresh coriander. 40g (1.5oz) cashew nuts. Method: 1 Cut the steak into strips and place in a bowl with the chilli sauce, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Mix together, cover and place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, but better if you do this in the morning ready for teatime - it gives the steak longer to marinate. 2 Finely dice the red pepper. Chop the coriander.

Cut the spring onion into strips. This can all be done ahead and stored in the fridge. 3 When ready to eat, in a large wok, cook the red pepper for a couple of minutes, add the steak and marinade and stir-fry for several minutes until the steak is cooked to your liking. 4 Meanwhile heat up the noodles according to the packet instructions and stir into the steak. 5 Finally add the coriander, spring onions and cashew nuts, and serve.This is so easy to make as you can prepare it all early in the day then it just takes a few minutes at teatime to cook. Remember to add fresh coriander before serving, it really does make the dish.

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The Local Answer Event Listings are compiled and presented in good faith with the kind support of many contributors. We recommend you use the contact details provided to check event information updates prior to planning your visit. 23 JUNE-22 JULY ART IN THE PARK IN CHELTENHAM A spectacular display of art work from connoisseurs around the country is taking place in the Imperial Gardens in Montpellier. Come and grab a bargain and browse the fantastic masterpieces on show. From 10am, free of charge. For more information, call 01242 243673. 1 JULY CHELTENHAM’S RACE FOR LIFE

Ladies, let’s walk, jog or run Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2012 to help more of them survive. In 2012 we want more women, raising more money for more triumphs against cancer. Take part for you, for a loved one, for everyone affected by cancer and enter Cheltenham’s Race for Life events at the Racecourse, Either 5k at 11am or 10k at 2.30pm now at: raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org or call on 0871 641 111. If you’d like to help further – perhaps by volunteering on the day for support duties (men included) please visit www.raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/supp ort-race-for-life or email kelly.rumble@cancer.org.uk RUSS MATTHEWS Live music at the Rising Sun Hotel, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham, 9pm. 4-15 JULY CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL Huge summer celebration of live classical music. Events range from free family workshops, young artists projects and performances from well-known composers. Events take place in a variety of venues from the Town Hall, Pump Rooms, local churches and Everyman Theatre. Ticket prices vary for each event so visit www.cheltenhamfestivals.com to book. 5 JULY DON’T DO DATING – DRINKS AND NIBBLES Our monthly meet up. Socialise with great new friends and enjoy the fab atmosphere! 8pm, £10 inc. drink & light buffet. Lansdown Bar, Cheltenham GL50 2LG. Don’t Do Dating 07952 948437 www.dont-do-dating.co.uk www.dont-dodating.co.uk

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JETHRO

It’s laughter all the way. Cornwall’s ambassador of comedy is crossing the county line to take you on a fun and wild journey – Jethro style. Hold onto your seats, hats and horses as you are entertained by one of the funniest story tellers to date. His unique irreverent style of delivery provides the perfect platform from which to regale audiences with his stories and mischievous repertoire of material. Box Office (01684 295074 or email boxo@rosestheatre.org). All tickets £19. £7.30pm. The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5NX. CHELT. CONNECT WINE TASTING The Brown Jug,Bath Road, Cheltenham. Come and join us to taste a range of wines with local chef and event promoter Sam Redfern, who will talk to us about each wine presented. You can then impress your friends with your new knowledge! Cost £10 per head including a bread and cheese platter. To book your place contact jenny@cheltenhamconnect.com or visit cheltenhamconnect.co.uk/events/ winetasting DON’T DO DATING – DRINKS AND NIBBLES Our monthly meet up. Socialise with great new friends and enjoy the fab atmosphere! 8pm, £10 inc. drink & light buffet. Lansdown Bar, Cheltenham GL50 2LG. Don’t Do Dating 07952 948437 www.dont-do-dating.co.uk www.dont-dodating.co.uk 6 JULY OVER THE HILL Live music at the London Inn, London Road, Cheltenham. 9pm. 7 JULY CHELTENHAM ANIMAL SHELTER OPEN DAY Come and show off your dog in the parade arena and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes in the dog agility events. Tuck into a delicious barbecue, enjoy

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bouncy castles, face painting and games for all the family and take a wander around the stalls full of gifts, cakes, jewellery and bric-abrac. A fun day out for all. From 12pm, free of charge. Cheltenham Animal Shelter, Gardeners Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 9JW (01242 523521). THE BABY RACES This charity event in aid of Tommy’s starts in front of the Pittville Pump Rooms with an aerobic warm up at 10am. It is an 8k route winding its way around the park. To register at a cost of £14.50 visit www.tommys.org. Registration includes free t-shirt, training plan and a goody bag for when you cross the finish line. THE MYSTICS Live music at Albion House, North Street, Cheltenham, 8.45pm. Small entry charge. 7-8 JULY THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO The annual RAF Fairford Air Tattoo with be helping celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with over two miles of static aircraft, interactive activities and ground exhibitions. Tickets available from www.airtattoo.com. 10 JULY CHELT. CONNECT SKILLSPACE BUSINESS & FREELANCERS GROUP 7.30pm at The Wheatsheaf, Old Bath Road. What to eat in July – thoughts on seasonal produce with Sam Redfern, local chef and event promoter. For more details visit www.cheltenhamconnect.co.uk or email belinda@cheltenhamconnect.co.uk 11-22 JULY BREWIN DOLPHIN CHELTENHAM CRICKET FESTIVAL

Cheltenham’s longest running cricket festival will again be held in the idyllic grounds. With the huge success of last years’ festival attracting crowds of over 25,000 this years’ festival plans to be bigger and better. To purchase tickets visit www.gloscricket.co.uk. 12 JULY JIM RAMSEY Live music at The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, 9pm.

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Prescott Shooting Have A Go Days

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Held once a month, Prescott Shooting gives the chance for everyone to come and try the sports of clay shooting, archery and air rifles.

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will teach you all the basics of your chosen sport. No need for any licence or experience – all Please contact equipment is provided on the day. us for full Clay Shooting: 25 cartridges and clays per person, gun hire, all safety equipment, instruction details and insurance. Archery: 25 shots each, bow hire, all safety equipment, instruction and insurance. GIFT VOUCHERS Air Rifles: 25 shots each, gun hire, all safety equipment, instruction and insurance. AVAILABLE Minimum age is 12 years on Clay Shooting and Archery – 10 years on Air Rifles

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Clay Shooting Clay shooting can be provided for all group sizes, from complete novices to experienced shots. Each team will be provided with a shooting instructor and taken to various shooting stands where you will be taken through basic safety and professionally guided on how to successfully shoot a variety of different clay targets. A range of going away targets, crossers and even a bolting rabbit will test even the most experienced of shots! Everyone will have expert guidance through each shot from our team of professional instructors. As a shooting school we take every detail very seriously and make sure gun fit is correct for each of our clients and the use of sensible cartridges so that maximum comfort is provided to everyone. Clay Shooting Sessions are all scored to determine the top shot of the day! Gun hire, cartridges, safety equipment, prizes and insurance is all included along with tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival.

Archery & X-Bows Archery can be offered as a fantastic way to test even the coolest of customers where utmost composure is key to hitting the bulls eye! All under the professional guidance of our instructors.

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Test your accuracy on the air rifle range where multiple targets are located at varying distances. From pop up field targets ranging from rabbits, crows, ducks and rats, traditional paper targets illustrating all types of vermin and point scoring match targets. Prescott Shooting provide modern pneumatic precharged air rifles which are very simple to use and have a multi-shot magazine for fast reloading!

Clay Shooting: Packages From Only £45 per person to include – 25 Shots Per Person, Instructors, Gun Hire, All Safety Equipment, Refreshments On Arrival, Prizes & Insurance. Air Rifles Packages: From Only £30 per person to include – Unlimited Shots Per Person, Instructors, Gun Hire, All Safety Equipment, Refreshments On Arrival, Prizes & Insurance.

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Friday 27th July ~ 9pm THE WORRIED MEN www.theworriedmen.com

Saturday 28th July 12 noon KINGSLEY SALMON www.myspace.com/kingsleysalmon

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Great Music Café René have been successful sponsors of the Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival for the last nine years and are looking forward to hosting a bigger and better event in July to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The festival has grown to be one of the most recognised events in the City’s calendar – bringing people together from all over the world to enjoy this fantastic, free music celebration. In previous years Café René owner Paul Soden has been proud to host The Animals, Larry Miller, Mike Sanchez, Perry Foster, Innes Sibun, Paul Lamb and The King Snakes to name but a few, and he is keen for the line up to evolve every year. This summer’s line up is totally ‘Blues’ and as strong as it’s ever been with headline act Big Boy Bloater (right), described by Jools Holland as “one of the great blues men of our time”, joined by an array of brilliant musicians including the legendary Lazy Lester performing with Dani Wilde.

Raising money for charity Orchestrating the festival is hard work, but a labour of love for Paul, festival organiser Jojo and the team at Café René. But it’s all worth it – the crew delight in the incredibly positive effects the Festival brings in a variety of ways. First and foremost the festival gives terrific pleasure to all who attend – great entertainers performing great music. It’s brilliant for Gloucester that this event has become a ‘must’ for music lovers – it really helps put our City ‘on the map’. Drawing thousands of visitors to Gloucester over the week is welcome news for local hotels, pubs, restaurants and other businesses who realise the benefits of the influx. And, of equal importance, ‘much needed’ cash is raised for charity. This year the chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Support. The crew are hoping to surpass last year’s total of just over £2,000 raised for Sue Ryder Care. Along with the musical entertainment visitors can enjoy BBQs, pig roast and a Real Ale & Cider Festival too. Café René present an artist/band each week night prior to the free legendary spectacle of the outdoor stage on Greyfriars Green bringing the festival to a fantastic finalé! Dani Wilde

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13 JULY DON’T DO DATING – INDIAN DINNER Join us for a tasty Indian meal packed with spices & delights from the East at the Balti Walla on Bath Road. Bring your own drink, friends and make new ones too! (Parking behind NatWest Bank in car park). 7.30pm, £20. GL53 7LT. Don’t Do Dating 07952 948437 www.dont-do-dating.co.uk www.dont-do-dating.co.uk KIM CYPHER QUARTET Live music at Evening in the Garden, the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham. 14 JULY PIED PIPER JUNIOR AQUATHLON Help raise some money for charity and have a splash at Sandford Parks Lido. Children from ages 8 to 16 will be swimming in aid of The Pied Piper Appeal and Sandford Parks Lido. To register, visit sandfordparkslido.org.uk. Entry is from 8am to 11am and admission is £18. For more information telephone 01242 524430. 14 JULY OTIS MACK & THE TUBBY BLUESTERS Live music at the Bayshill, St Georges Street, Cheltenham, 9pm. GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL Dance your way down to the Brewery and helps raise funds for Make A Wish UK in the fourth annual dance festival, featuring a variety of talented dancers and musicians. Take part in workshops and competitions and join in dances from Salsa to Merengue, under the guidance of Salsa Del Sol. From 1pm-7.30pm.

14-15 JULY TEWKESBURY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL Over the festival weekend thousands of reenactors will travel from around the world to help re-create the Battle of Tewkesbury of 1471. Discover how ordinary soldiers and their families lived and visit King Edward in this sumptuous camp. Browse the medieval market and sample a wide range of beers and meads. Visit www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org. 15 JULY BRYN THOMAS Live music at the Rising Sun Hotel, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham. 9pm. GLOUCESTER HEARTY OLYMPICS Family fun day featuring teams competing in wacky old skool races such as egg & spoon, water relay, sack, plus bouncy castle, stalls, facepainting & more for family, friends & spectators. In aid of the British Heart Foundation. Walls Social Club, Hammond Way, Barnwood. Free. JTTevents – 07712 433978 info@jttevents.co.uk www.jttevents.co.uk/whats-on 17-21 JULY

18 JULY DON’T DO DATING – FANCY CINEMA Come along to the Screening Rooms where we will enjoy large comfy seating, seat service & elegant surroundings as we are entertained by a recent film release (film to be chosen closer to the time). Time tbc, £19.50. The Brewery, Cheltenham, GL50 4EF. Don’t Do Dating 07952 948437 www.dont-do-dating.co.uk www.dont-do-dating.co.uk 18-21 JULY THE SOUND OF MUSIC The hills of Gloucestershire will soon be alive with the sound of music as Promenade Productions present the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit musical. Tickets available from Showcase (01242 224144) £9-£14 (Concessions available). 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee 2.30pm). The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE. 19 JULY EMILY J NEW Live at The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. 9pm. 20 JULY THE WANTED The pop sensation The Wanted have just announced their date at Westonbirt Arboretum. Tickets are £27.50. Forestry Commission box office 03000 680400 or buy on www.forestry.gov.uk. PIAZZA ITALIAN FOOD MARKET The real Italian food market, 9am to 4pm at Tewkesbury Spring Gardens car park.

‘THE RIVALS’ The Rococo Players present “The Rivals”, Sheridan’s classic comedy of love and deception. The Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Tuesday 17th-Saturday 21st July, 7.30pm. The Garden opens at 6pm for picnics on the lawn. Tickets: £15 covered seating, £10 uncovered (concessions available) – online www.rococoplayers.co.uk or email trppod@live.co.uk. 07518 574711.

Treasures of Gloucestershire

A summer exhibition celebrating the people, places and culture of Gloucestershire

7th & 8th July 10am-5pm Admission £5, concessions £4 Venue: Prinknash Abbey Park

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20 JULY SIONELLE MALLON Live music at St Pauls Tavern, St Pauls Road, Cheltenham, 9pm. RICK & NEIL Live music at the Royal George, Birdlip, Cheltenham, 9pm. 21 JULY RAMRODS Live music at Albion House, North Street, Cheltenham, 8.45pm. Small charge. 22 JULY STEPS

The pop phenomenon have announced they will be bringing their reunion tour to Westonbirt Arboretum this summer. Tickets £36 and are available from Forestry Commission box office 03000 680400 or buy on www.forestry.gov.uk. GREG WINTERS Live music at the Rising Sun, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham. 9pm.

23-29 JULY CAFÉ RENÉ PRESENTS: RHYTHM AND BLUES FESTIVAL Featuring Perry Foster, Steve Walwyn, Fat Digester, Indigo Kings, Babajack, Paul Lamb and the King Snakes and Big Boy Bloater! With more acts to be announced. Outside stage Sat/Sun with three bars, BBQ and Pig Roast. This is a free event but charity fundraising will take place throughout the week. Watch this space!! Café Rene. 31 Southgate Street GL1 1TP. 01452 309340, 9pm – free entry before 11pm. info@caferene.co.uk www.caferene.co.uk. 25 JULY DUTCH LEWIS BROADBAND Live music at Theoc House, The Cross, Tewkesbury, 8-11pm. TEWKESBURY HERITAGE CENTRE PRESENTS PUPPETS IN ACTION Come along and learn how to make a puppet, choose from finger puppets, sock puppets, pop up puppets and puppets with dangly arms and legs. 10am-1pm. For more details or to buy tickets visit www.outofthehat.or 01684 855040. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tewkesbury Heritage Centre, Tewkesbury.

ILLYRIA: HENRY V The gripping tale of a naive king who leads a small army into battle against the mighty French battalions, only to return home to the greatest challenge of all – the conquest of Princess Catherine’s heart. A romantic yet comical performance by award-winning Illyria, full of patriotism and poetry. Tickets from the Box Office (01242 258002) £11£13, 7.30pm. The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE. “ME TIME” Ladies eve (every last Wednesday of the month): A glass of something fruity, a comfy seat overlooking gardens & lake – total relaxation and you deserve it!! Hear tips, advice & see demos from 3 local experts in pampering, beauty, crafts & more, followed by tasters & great girly conversation. 7.30pm at the Cheltenham Park Hotel, Charlton Kings, £10 (limited numbers). JTTevents – 07712 433978 info@jttevents.co.uk www.jttevents.co.uk/whats-on 26 JULY RUMPLESTILTSKIN A fun filled show telling the story of a baker’s daughter who has the gift of spinning straw into pure gold, and gains the help of the magical Rumplestiltskin. With clap-along songs and fantastic audience participation this show is sure to entertain the whole family. Tickets available from the Box Office (01684 295074 or email boxo@rosestheatre.org) £7, 2.30pm. The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5NX.

StarGolf at Ullenwood Manor More than a golf course... A beautiful 9-hole golf course in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside ● Ideal for starters and those seeking a relaxing round that can be completed in two hours ● Available for membership and pay-as-you-go play ● Open every day of the week ● Parkland established in 1857 ●

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Kids Summer Events 2012

TEWKESBURY’S HERITAGE CENTRE WACKY WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS...

Our Wacky Wednesday Workshops will make sure you have something to keep your kids entertained this summer holiday. No need to book in - just drop in and have some fun. From making puppets and hats to animal antics, beastly bugs and butterflies - every one will be different so keep coming to keep your little ones entertained. 25 JULY PUPPETS IN ACTION 10AM - 1PM

Come along and learn how to make a puppet with lots of crafty ideas and designs. Choose from finger puppets, sock puppets, pop up puppets and puppets with dangly arms and legs - if you can’t choose then you could make more than one. 1 AUGUST ANIMAL ANTICS 10AM - 1PM

All things fun with jungle animals - make hama bead pictures, silhouette pictures, mask making and mobiles - see who can do the biggest animal roar.

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Craft Extravaganza 10am - 5pm

8 AUGUST BEASTLY BUGS AND BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES 10AM - 1PM

Create a sunbathing lizard or a colourful butterfly - let your imagination run wild with this creepy crawly craft session.

Save the date in your diary for our fabulous Craft Extravaganza this September. To celebrate Heritage Open Days this year we are opening the Heritage Centre free of charge as well as putting on a fabulous display of local crafts. Meet local craftspeople and look at the beautiful things they make. You can start on some early Christmas shopping and look at individual things that you won’t get elsewhere.

15 AUGUST SWORDS & CROWNS 10AM - 1PM

Have lots of fun making yourself a sword or crown - use sparkle galore to compare to the crown jewels in this Diamond Jubilee year. 22 AUGUST WONDERFUL WEAVING 10AM - 1PM

Choose from finger weaving, weaving with paper and wool, basket making and cardboard loom weaving.

All events are held at Tewkesbury’s Heritage Centre, Out of the Hat. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Unless otherwise stated, normal admission applies.

Opening times: Easter-October: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Nov-Easter: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 10am-4pm

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Open-air Theatre Festival 2012

Sunday 22nd July - Saturday 4th August Sun 22nd July at 7.30pm Tues 24th July at 9.15pm

Philomusica A Capital Celebration

Grease [PG]

Wed 25th July at 7.30pm Thurs 26th July at 7.30pm

Henry V

The Pickwick Papers

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Sun 29th July at 5.00pm

Twelfth Night

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

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27 JULY OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY

A magnificent celebration showcasing the best of Great Britain, featuring a parade of all competing nations and the entrance of the Olympic Flame, which will ignite the Cauldron and declare the start of the Olympic Games. SAX N AXE Live music at the Royal George, Birdlip, Cheltenham. 9pm. 28 JULY TWELFTH NIGHT An energetic comedy telling the tale of a love triangle that arises between a Duke, a widowed Duchess and a young lady posing as a young man. With much confusion and hilarity, the Festival Players present their brilliant take on the Shakespeare classic. Tickets available from the Box Office

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WIN TICKETS! As part of the Open-air Theatre Festival 2012, the acclaimed theatre company Heartbreak Productions make a welcome return to Cheltenham’s charming Tuckwell Amphitheatre with an entertaining production of the family favourite The Railway Children, on Friday 3rd August. Wrapped in a blanket of nostalgia, Heartbreak’s award-winning adaptation delivers the heart and soul of this timeless classic which will be suitable for all ages. For Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis their gentle Edwardian lifestyle is about to be turned upside down. Mysteriously separated from their father, Bobbie and her family relocate to Yorkshire, they set about establishing themselves and making friends in the village. With inspirational storytelling and uplifting music, this tender production guarantees to have the whole family up on their feet and cheering. Gates open an hour and a half before the show for picnics in the outdoor venue. Please bring low-backed seating and come prepared for all weathers. Tickets cost just £13.00 or £11.00 for concessions or £40.00 for a family of four and are available from the Bacon Theatre box office on 01242 258002 or via www.bacontheatre.co.uk. To enter our draw for free tickets, just send your name, address and telephone number to Railway Children Draw, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Cheltenham GL53 9QS. Closing date Thursday 12th July 2012.

(01242 258002) £11-£13, 7.30pm. The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE. JOE GREEN – STREET FESTIVAL 13 great bands, live music at St Pauls Tavern, St Pauls Road, Cheltenham. 29 JULY DON’T DO DATING – COUNTRY WALK AND LUNCH One of our regular countryside rambling mornings. Meet in a pub car park, enjoy a 3-4 mile walk around the Cotswolds (reasonable pace, wear appropriate footwear), then return for a drink and/or lunch (optional). See website or call for details. £6. Dogs welcome. Don’t Do Dating 07952 948437 www.dont-dodating.co.uk www.dont-do-dating.co.uk 31 JULY NORWOOD JAM SESSION All musicians and singers welcome. The Norwood, Bath Road. 9-11pm. 1 AUGUST TEWKESBURY HERITAGE CENTRE PRESENTS ANIMAL ANTICS All things fun with jungle animals – make hama bead pictures, silhouette pictures, mask making and mobiles – see who can do the biggest roar. For more details or to buy tickets visit www.outofthehat.or 01684 855040. 10am-1pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tewkesbury Heritage Centre, Tewkesbury. NATIONAL PLAY DAY AT PITTVILLE Celebrate children’s right to play by joining the thousands of children getting involved

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in National Play Day activities around the country. From donkey rides to arts and crafts, and of course traditional face painting, this is a fun day out for toddlers to young teens. From 11am to 4pm, wristbands cost £2 per child and under 4s enter for free. 01242 774408. 2 AUGUST RICK CHASE Live music at The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve. 2-5 AUGUST CHELTENHAM BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE FESTIVAL Hosted by Cheltenham Town Hall Manager Gary Nejrup this funfilled festival boasts a spectrum of dance events for beginners and intermediaries to those daring to tackle the more advanced dances. Salsa, Freestyle Ceroc and evening balls all contribute to this exciting and entertaining festival. Times and ticket prices vary per specific event, while a weekend ticket is £52 (includes a £10 saving). For more information as to which event takes place on which day, please visit cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk, email boxoffice@cheltenham.gov.uk or telephone 0844 576 2210.

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We’re having a Teddy Bears Picnic! The Teddy Bears Picnic will be on Saturday 28th of July and starts at 11.00 am at the Bird Park. The Teddy Bear Clinic will be held in Eider the New Gypsy Caravan, with lunch being held next to our famous Wendy House. Children are invited to dress up, bring any teddy along for his or her “wellness” check and we will diagnose, bandage and check over all of our little people. The Face Painters will be there to ensure that all of the children have a lovely day out. We will fly ‘Bill’ and ‘Bong’ the Kookaburras at noon for the children. This is yet another lovely Bijoux event designed by park owner Melanie Meigh. This is a ticket only event with limited availability. Adults £6.50 children £10.00 which includes entry to the park, lunch, face painting and visit to the nurse!

Book online at www.thebirdpark.com or call directly on 01452 812727

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WIN TICKETS TO SEE QUO

KAL Music have kindly given us a pair of tickets to see Satus Quo, for one lucky reader to win. To enter, just send your name, address and telephone number to: Quo Competition, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QS. Closing date: Wednesday 11th July 2012.

They sing about ‘Rocking All Over The World’ and now they are on their way to Eastnor Castle! Status Quo arrive at the Castle for a night to remember when Messrs Parfitt and Rossi & Co. will rock the castle with their very own brand of rock & roll on Saturday 28th July. With world-wide sales in excess of 118 million units and 22 Top Ten British hit singles the Quo celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2010 and still they maintain a hectic annual tour schedule, voted the hardest working band by PRS for the past two years. It is estimated that they have played to over 24 million people in 5,500 live shows and at Eastnor the promoters KAL Music anticipate another great crowd. Status Quo singles’ hits include Caroline, Rocking All Over The World, Down Down, What You’re Proposing, Rain, Break The Rules, Paper Plane, Whatever You Want, Roll Over Lay Down....the list goes on – and you’ll hear them all at Eastnor Castle. In total they have recorded 64 British hit singles - more than any other band - 22 of which have hit the Top Ten. The first hit was Pictures of Matchstick Men which reached Number 7 in January 1968. In addition they have had 31 hit albums on the Album Charts, more than any band except The Rolling Stones. Experiencing a Quo concert is definitely on the ‘To Do’ list and The Eastnor audience will not leave disappointed. So grab your friends and create a group, bring a picnic and get ready to rock & roll with the kings of rock Status Quo. Special guests for the evening will be 10CC, another classic British band with an extensive back catalogue of hits including the unforgettable "I'm not in love" And the night ends with a grand firework finale ! BOOK NOW!

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3 AUGUST THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

Heartbreak Productions brings you this inspirational story of three children who are forced to move house when they are mysteriously separated from their father. They find amusement in watching the trains on the nearby railway, and make friends in the village.This award-winning adaptation of the timeless classic delivers a heart-felt performance that will have the whole family cheering. Tickets available from the Box Office (01242 258002) £11-£13, 7pm. The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE 3 AUGUST REVUE Live music at the Royal George, Birdlip, Cheltenham. 9pm. 4 AUGUST PETER GILL AND FRIENDS: JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S EVENING Join pianist and vocalist Peter Gill and friends for an evening of jazz, blues and boogie, finished with a fantastic firework finale. Tickets available from the Box Office (01242 258002) £15, 7.30pm. The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE. 5 AUGUST FOLK SESSION Live music at the Yew Tree, Conderton. 9pm. 8 AUGUST BEASTY BUGS AND BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES Create a sunbathing lizard or a colourful butterfly – let your imagination run wild with this crawly craft session. For more

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17-19 AUGUST DAY OUT WITH THOMAS Thomas the Tank Engine steams into the Forest of Dean to cheers all round, though the Fat Controller still has to be convinced. Thomas has done some daft things over the years. His whistle stuck and his fire was put out to stop it, a big fish stuck in his tank, he ran out of water and he ran out of coal. You name it, it’s happened to Thomas. However, the Dean Forest Railway will have a job to brick him up in a tunnel, as there are now none in the Forest! These will be full days of simple entertainment in a remarkable environment and good value for money! The railway’s gift shop at Norchard possibly has the largest range of Thomas the Tank Engine themed gifts in the South West and Wales. An extensive range of railway DVDs and books, calendars, cards, jigsaws, games and other items suitable for all the family. There’s a mail order service too. Please call the shop on 01594 845840. To book online visit www.deanforestrailway.co.uk – prices: adult £14, child £8, family ticket £44. details or to buy tickets visit www.outofthehat.or 01684 855040. 10am-1pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tewkesbury Heritage Centre, Tewkesbury. 9 AUGUST PAUL SIXTUS Live music at The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve. 9pm. 10 and 17 AUGUST BAT EVENING Wander around the grounds of Slimbridge Wetlands Centre with bat detectors and listen and watch out for the tiny bats. Wardens will be on hand to take you to the best locations and identify the bats you find. Friday 10th and Friday 17th August, 7.30pm. Cost £12. Must pre-book on 01453 891223 or email eleanor.wise@wwt.org.uk. 12 AUGUST OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY This marks the achievements of the athletes in the Games and includes the handover from London to Rio de Janeiro, who will host the 2016 Olympic Games. The Olympic Flame will be extinguished, signalling the end of the Games.

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WEEKLY DANCE LESSONS Learn a fusion of Salsa & Jive with Strictly Ceroc. Every Monday at the Pump Rooms Cheltenham. Every Wednesday at the Churchdown Community Hall. Complete beginners welcome. Telephone 01684 850305 or 07736472597 for more Information www.strictlyceroc.com EVERY TUESDAY ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE CLASSES From 8pm, beginners to intermediate. No partner or experience necessary. St. Mark’s C of E Junior School, Robert Burns Avenue GL51 6NU. tangocheltenham.org.uk. Janet@tangocheltenham.org.uk. QUIZ NIGHT AT THE WHEATSHEAF 8pm to late. Free food for your table during the quiz, just call 01242 525371. Teams required of 2-6 people and £1 per person to play. Must book table in advance to get free food for table. EVERY THURSDAY LIVE MUSIC At the Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve, 9pm. Entry Free. JAM/OPEN MIC Run by Dan at the Restoration, High St, Cheltenham 9-11.pm. EVERY FRIDAY OPEN MIC SESSION At the Fiery Angel, 9pm. 83 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham. Entry Free. LIVE MUSIC Royal George Hotel, Birdlip, Cheltenham EVERY SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC At the Bayshill Inn, St Georges Street, 9pm. EVERY SUNDAY JAZZ MUSIC / JAZZ JAM SESSION All welcome to play or listen. Royal Union, Hatherley Street, Tivoli, Cheltenham. Free. OPEN MIC Run by Dan and Olly, 9pm. Cotswold Inn, Portland St, Cheltenham GL52 2NZ. Free. COUNTRY & WESTERN CLUB 8-11pm. Birds Eye Walls, Barnwood, Gloucester.

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TS AT Fun at the Play Farm this July The Play Farm at The Brewery is a family run business designed for families. Babies, toddlers and juniors can let off steam in a themed play centre while parents relax in a fully stocked café over delicious coffee, freshly cooked food or simply over the complimentary newspapers - all with the benefit of free Wi-fi. The multi-tiered soft play structure provides a safe, secure and stimulating environment with activities designed for kids up to 12 years old and is always full of fun and laughter. The Play Farm are soon to host their very own Birthday Party, full details shall be announced on The Play Farm’s venue page on www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk

SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAY EVENTS Every Thursday during the holidays, The Brewery hosts fun, family events to keep the kids amused and the entertainment and activities are free! For example, on 26th July there is an ‘inflatable fun fiesta’! Kids can get active and enjoy a range of inflatables to bounce and play in including every-one’s favourite - a bouncy castle! There will be games and activities to join in and meet some new friends. On the 2nd August the very popular Mini Fun Fair returns with stalls and rides for small children – it’s a great day out and why not stop for lunch too? There’s something going on every Thursday during the school holidays so check the website for details each week and enjoy a lovely summer!

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GRAB YOUR CASH CARD TODAY & BENEFIT FROM TRADE PRICES & CASH BACK WHEN YOU SPEND! GEORGE BENCE & SONS (CHELTENHAM) LTD 41-47 FAIRVIEW ROAD, CHELTENHAM, GLOS. GL52 2EJ

t: 01242 237241 e: landscaping@bence.co.uk Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 7.30am-12.30pm

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Changing landscape – same great service

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George Bence & Sons was established in 1854 as a builders merchant, servicing the needs of tradespeople in the local area. The company has ‘stood the test of time’ by maintaining traditional high standards of customer care and, by expanding into the kitchens, bathrooms and DIY markets, it now provides the same excellent service direct to the public. Managing director Paul Bence (right) believes the company’s staff are the key to their success. He said: “The vast majority of employees throughout the organisation have been with us for many years – we enjoy an incredibly low staff turnover. This means customers are served by people with a great depth of knowledge which, coupled with a friendly, helpful and courteous attitude, is so important. “Whether it’s a tradesman or DIY enthusiast visiting our tool, plumbing and decorating counter, someone looking for kitchen and bathroom designs in any one of our three showrooms, or a homeowner exploring options in our landscaping displays – everyone can expect to receive all the help and guidance they require with our national award winning customer service.” The new landscaping display at the town centre premises is excellent and is worth visiting to glean some ideas for your garden. The range of shapes and colours of slabs Joe Conibere and stones, along with focal features such as timber archways to adorn with climbing flowers really help to visualize improvements to your outdoor

living. The landscaping team of Joe Conibere and Ben Bourne will be delighted to design and plan your patio or garden features for you – all free of charge and part of the service. If you’re looking to improve the inside of your home with a new kitchen or bathroom, you’ll enjoy wandering around Obsidian’s award-winning showroom. This branch of the business showcases the best products available from top manufacturers and offers a full design and installation service. Although the ‘Bence’ name is known for quality, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the affordability of their entire product range. With strong relationships built with manufacturers over many decades, they are able to pass on great savings to both their trade and domestic customers. Their town centre location is easy to visit and collect smaller items from, and their fleet of 20 vehicles – including specialist trucks for heavy or delicate products – means you won’t need to worry about items you can’t transport yourself. The fully equipped sawmill and ‘Trade Shop’ stocking a massive selection of tools and fixings, as well as a paint mixing service to ensure perfect colour matching, Ben Bourne are open to everyone. The company also offer a range of credit facilities to suit all customers – including private individuals. So, for anything from a washer or tin of paint, to everything needed to build and design a brand new home – why not pop along and check our what ‘Bence’s’ and Obsidian can do for you.


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JJS SOLAR Make a profit while generating your own clean energy!

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Are you suffering? From misted double glazed units? Faulty locks and hinges? Draughty windows? Broken glass?

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Great Summer Savings Be prepared for some typically late British Summer sun and take advantage of some fantastic savings on shading products from Interior Needs.

Be amazed with the great range of products available for shading solutions, So from a blackout roller for the bedroom, or a practical vertical for the office, even innovative and stylish products like the Facette, Duplex Panels and Perfect fits, Interior Needs has a fantastic range of fabrics for all blind types. They specialise in niche products such as interior shutters and tricky bay window applications and complex conservatory roofs. So whatever the size or shape of your window, you can be confident in the knowledge and experience Interior Needs has to offer, ensuring high standards and satisfaction for all concerned.

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Interior Shutters are at present the window treatment of choice, and offer timeless elegance, instantly transforming any room. There are many options when choosing your shutters, so good advice is essential. Interior needs can guide you through the wood types, the vast array of colours and stains, louvre size and shutter styles. We can even manufacture shutters to fit all window shapes, so arched, porthole, gables or bays are no problem at all.

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K-F Property

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• All aspects of tree work • Driveways • Garden Maintenance • Hedge Trimming • Lawn Cutting • Patios • Decking • Pergolas • Rockeries • Turfing • Fencing • Sheds Diploma in Horticulture ~ Established 1993

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TREE STUMP REMOVAL

All tree stumps removed and disposed of.

GROUND WORKS

trenching, footings, patios, drives, garden clearance, drainage, concrete bases for sheds, garden rooms

All enquiries welcome. Call Martin on Tel: 01242 262 782 Mob: 07766 794 159

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 Fencing and timber Paving and stonework  Garden features and soft landscaping

A full range of services competitively priced Sample gardens and references available

m. 07970 184562 t. 01242 693987

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Grass Cutting  Turfing  Seeding  Hedge and Tree Cutting  Garden Clearance  Green Waste Removed For a free no obligation quotation, please call 01242 870291 or 07717 874524

RELAX and ENJOY This year opt for a low maintenance garden so you can sit down and put your feet up! All Work Guaranteed. Established 1985 Proprietor A.S. Cove

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In t he G arden with Julia Smith

I don’t really do much garden maintenance any more apart from in my overgrown jungle where to be honest you don’t get to see many weeds as there is so much planting they have to fight to survive! However I was thinking about it the other day and imagining having 20 minutes to do something to tidy up a garden before visitors arrived what would be the tasks to do? I would plump for weeding the front 10cm of the border leaving bare earth, cutting the grass and trimming the edges. Obviously some of you have more garden than me and this would take an hour or two, but it is the equivalent of a quick vacuum up and spraying polish around in the house – it really looks more than the time it takes and you can ignore the back of the Leucanthemum x superbum border especially at this time of year when it is probably full to bursting with luxurious growth unless you have the time. You may have problems with your Bay trees having yellowed, distorted and curled leaves at the tips, this is caused by Bay suckers which are sapfeeding insects. They are prevalent at this time of the year. Prune off affected stems to keep it under control and remove the leaf litter from around the base of the Bay. I wouldn’t spray with anything as you will be wanting to use the leaves in cooking but if you don’t and want to, use a contact insecticide. Plant of the month is the Leucanthemum x superbum which has a large white daisy flower on tall stems and will bloom well every year. They tend to spread so don’t be afraid to dig up any you don’t want. They can flop, so in early spring construct a ring of canes with criss-crossed string over them or use a ready- made plant support like the grids on legs that come in plastic coated wire. Dead-head regularly to prolong flowering. Team them up with Pinks and Scabious to create that cottage garden feel. As always if you fancy a change in your garden, be it just a replanted border or a complete garden design, do contact me by mobile or email (details below), or visit my website. Make this year a special one for your garden!

www.juliasmith-gardening.co.uk ~ 07929 587751

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Centrepiece specialise in the manufacture, restoration and fitting of handmade traditional decorative plasterwork, locally made and finished to a high standard for beautiful homes

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We are Cheltenham’s only official stockist of ultra stylish woodburners from Euroheat whose technical design offers the ultimate in zero carbon, high efficiency heating for your home. We also supply Amtico flooring - a range of innovative floor coverings in wood, stone and abstract finishes and fit using only qualified Amtico installers. Call us today for a quote!

Centrepiece, 15-17 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham GL50 2AF 01242 226220 centrepieces@gmail.com www.centrepiece.net

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All aspects of interior and exterior Painting & Decorating • General Property Maintenance • Gardening Services

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C. Miller Electrical Services Ltd Domestic Electrics | Commercial Electrics Fuse Board Upgrades | Fire Alarms | EPC’s Smoke Alarms | Security Alarms | Heat Pumps PAT Testing | Electrical Testing | Solar PV Solar Thermal | Low Energy Lighting Low Energy Heating Systems | T V Aerials

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STEAMED UP UP DOUBLE GLAZING? GLA AZZING?  PLASTERING

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The last 12 months have not been great for a lot of household names on the High Street, with Clinton Cards, Habitat, Peacocks and Allied Carpets amongst those companies entering administration. Interestingly they represent completely different sectors, making it difficult to identify which sector seems to be struggling most. But struggling they most certainly are, with the exception largely of food stores, which are in the ʻhave to buyʼ category, in so much as we all still need to buy food, whatever money we have at our disposal. Besides which, most of these stores are out of town now; food retail long since left the High Street. No, itʼs the ʻnice to buyʼ stores that are at greatest risk. Not even a household brand is guaranteed survival or success. Just ask the aforementioned companies. There are many factors contributing to the problems. Some of them are obvious – we are all aware of the move towards internet shopping and there are no signs of let up in the levels of business rates. Quarterly rent payments fall due again at this time of year, when those stores that are struggling with cash flow have to determine whether or not to commit to another three monthsʼ trading. The Government would have us spend, but do they really provide tangible incentives for us to do so? And then thereʼs the thorny question of how we can spend what we maybe havenʼt got. No itʼs not an easy time to be in the retail sector and the likelihood is that further business failures will happen in the next 12 months as well. Roger Downes FCA is a director of Andorran

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Burglary rate down It’s been a while since I last wrote and, hopefully, by the time you read this English football will not have been a flop, the Olympics will be a rip roaring success and our summer of Great Britishness will keep the feel good factor going – although the summer looks like it’s ‘all in’ already and the rivers of rain keep Tim Waterhouse coming. Cheltenham South LPT. Inspector Your local policing team’s drive to reduce crime is well into our new year and initial observations from the turn of the year look good. Crime is down locally by a quarter compared to last year with Operation SPA having a positive effect on the disturbing burglary rate with plenty of thieves locked up who are hopefully enjoying their little trips to the exercise yard. Because we have now broken the back of the burglary problem we now have the opportunity to concentrate more on the various parts of our crime reduction plan under SPA, that is helping victims, targeting offenders, and patrolling intelligently in locations at relevant times. This creates opportunities to catch the offenders who are still out there, the targets now being push bikes and theft from unlocked cars. As is probably quite clear to most people, catching a thief in the early hours who is trying car door handles for opportunist thieving is about as easy as catching an anaconda in the swamplands of South America; but by trying to second guess where these offences will be and targeting the people who we believe are committing the offences we can make our own luck. We also have some secret weapons in our armoury but they will remain as secret and as precious as a pair of aces in your hand when playing poker. You may have heard that we have a new Chief Constable and that we will soon be having a Commissioner. These changes can sometimes lead to changes at the front end but I am confident that your local policing team will continue to deliver a first class service and will continue to keep you safe from harm. Lets hope the feel good factor stays with us and have a nice summer. And remember to keep them doors locked! Gloucestershire Constabulary

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Specialist Nursing & Dementia Care Welcome to Deanwood Lodge Specialising in nursing and dementia care, we offer the highest standards of care, comfort and support, with friendly, experienced staff, and a warm, homely atmosphere. We also offer quality Respite Care, so if you care for an elderly family member, we are able to provide, affordable care to give you a well earned break.

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