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September 2012

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Welcome to the September edition of ‘The Hampton Viewer’ Well, surprisingly, we have had a few sunny days amongst the rainy days. I hope you all enjoyed the summer and have had lots of fun. If you have been entertaining the kids all summer, at least you can look forward to a few quiet days once they’re back at school! This month we are happy to feature a few charity events you may be interested in supporting. There’s the Red & Black Tie Ball held on 29th September raising money for the ‘East Anglia Children’s Hospices’ - looks like a good evening out! (see page 6). There’s the Jailbreak challenge, commencing 5th October (see page 23) in aid of Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice. Also, there’s the week long campaign raising funds for Arthritis Research UK (see page 6). If you can help with any of these events, it would be very much appreciated.

Contents Page Business Feature 8 PCC - Fostering 17 Abacus Tutoring Academy 32 PCC - Broadband 10 14/15 18 26 30 34

Regular Articles Recipe: Lamb & Aubergine Curry Beauty: Naturally Beautiful The Whinge: Leaving on a Jet Plane Motor Review: Mercedes Benz E63 In The Night Sky Monthly Horoscopes

6 &11 19-22 23 36/37

Local Information Local Information Your Local Trades Local Information Your Local & Library Events

Puzzles 16 Children’s Puzzle Page 28 Puzzle Page/Sudoku

Jailbreak Challenge (See page 23)

If you have ever been interested in fostering children that are unable to live with their own families and give them a safe and happy home, please take a look at pages 8 and 9. This may just give you the incentive you need! Finally, if you have any community/ charity events happening in your area that may be of interest to your neighbours, don’t forget to send us the details, we will be happy to feature them free of charge. Until next time!

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Get ACTIVE for local charity Arthritis Research UK is appealing for Peterborough people to get creative & active whilst helping to beat arthritis. ‘Active for Arthritis’ is a week-long campaign that runs from Mon. 8th - Sun. 14th October. All ages are encouraged to get Active during the week and the fundraising possibilities are endless. Why not sponsor the boss to bike to work for the week, organise a Zumba-thon, swim a number of laps in the Regional Pool or bike around Rutland Water? Another fundraising idea could be taking part in the 2012 Perkins Great Eastern Run on Sunday 14th October. Arthritis Research UK’s Regional Fundraising Manager, Michael Clarke said, “Arthritis is the biggest cause of pain and disability and affects around 10 million people in the UK, including 15,000 children. “We want people to combine keeping fit and healthy with fundraising as much as they can. There is research going on locally at Cambridge and Norwich to try and beat the disease with your help.” Local Olympic Torchbearer Kamal Hyman has already shown his support for the campaign. Kamal explained “With the country inspired by the Olympics – what a great time to get out there and try a new sport or activity and get sponsored for doing it.” Arthritis Research UK has seen a recent rise in fabulous support in the city, as seen in the very successful Pop around Peterborough walk in May this year. The charity hopes this support will continue with Schools, Community Groups, and Individuals getting involved with ‘Active for Arthritis’. If you have a fundraising idea - could include running, cycling, a sports day, or even a mile long wheelbarrow challenge, contact Michael Clarke on 01733 331721 or To find out more about Arthritis Research UK, visit



his year's big event is the Red & Black Tie Ball which will be held on the 29th September 2012 at the Holiday Inn Peterborough. All of the money raised will be given to East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH), similar to last years Masquerade Ball event where we managed to raise over £3000. We enjoy involving local businesses and we appreciate the continual support that we have had. We would like to thank sunset entertainments who have donated a sweet cart for this years ball. This year we start with arrival drinks at 7pm in the arrival suit, followed by a 3 course meal with wine also provided on the tables. We have a fantastic band booked from Whittlesey the Balance Live, followed by a disco from the Box Music through till 1am. We will be holding a silent auction and raffle throughout the evening. Tickets are £35 and they can be ordered on our website at We hope this years event is just as successful as last year and we aim to raise as much money as we can for a very deserving Charity.

With Michaela Get the Party Started! Shake & Shimmy yourself into shape burning upto 600 calories! Come to your local class…. Tuesday @ 6pm - Gunthorpe Primary School Wed. @ 7.30pm - Peterborough Martial Arts Thursday @ 6pm - The Cresset Thursday @ 7.30pm - The Herlington Centre FIRST SESSION FREE!!! Contact Michaela on 07582 634212 or



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Harvey’s Bridal Boutique We are a small family run bridal boutique in Ramsey. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personal service. We have a wide selection of Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories in our stunning new showroom. Now stocking Benjamin Roberts designer range and a new range for the larger, gorgeous and curvy lady. Opening Times: Wednesday 1.00pm-8.00pm Thurs-Sat 10.00am – 4.00pm or by appointment

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Visit us at The Mind Body & Soul Weekend at Peterborough Arena on 22nd-23rd September. Call for appointment to avoid disappointment.

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Could you help a child like Kieren? My name is Kieran. I am six and I have got a baby sister called Chloe. We live with Martin and Louise and I love football. My mummy was sad and went to lie down a lot. Sometimes my sister was smelly and she did cry a lot. Sometimes there was no food. But I am a good cook and me and Chloe did eat beans. I like everything about Martin and Louise. They have lots of good things that never go off, like the tv and it did sometimes go off at mummy’s house. Sometimes they have nice food, but I don’t like carrots. Louise says they will make me see in the dark like Spider Man, so I tried them. I am being a good boy. Louise does give me cuddles and sometimes at night when I wake up, she brings me hot milk and we talk and make it better. And they do love Chloe and give her lots of cuddles too. When we lived with Mummy, Chloe did cry a lot and now Chloe only cries a little bit. I see my mummy sometimes with Chloe and the watcher lady. I don’t know why she is watching us, maybe to make sure I am being good. Mummy is still sad sometimes, but she says she is getting better now and soon we will be able to go home. I miss mummy, but I like it with Martin and Louise, apart from the carrots. People from all walks of life and for all types of fostering are needed to care for children like Kieren and Chloe. Peterborough has over 300 children in care & we urgently need to recruit at least 40 new foster carers to provide these children with a safe and happy home while they are unable to live with their own families. So if you have a spare room and think you can make a positive impact on a child’s life, please contact us or visit our website or fostering information stand.

Fostering information stands: Saturday 8th September, Serpentine Green, Hampton Saturday 29th September, Queensgate Shopping Centre Saturday 20th October, Serpentine Green, Hampton Saturday 17th November, Sainsburys, Bretton Sunday 25th November, Van Hage, Peterborough Garden Park

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Regular nail trimming, removal of corns and callus, ingrown toe nails, treatment of bunions, verrucas and fungal infections of the nails and feet.

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Peterborough Italian Festival at Cathedral Square 15th & 16th September 2012 Don’t forget - Gino D’Acampo is coming to town on Sunday 16th September 2012 to join the Italian Festival at the Cathedral Square. He will speak on stage, do a walkabout & then there will also be a book signing session in Barista Coffee Bar in St. Peters Arcade. On Saturday 15th, Papa Luigi will be serving food during the day . In the evening , Riva will have a pop-up restaurant on Cathedral Square. Tickets will be sold in advance - call Riva on 894952 to reserve tickets or for more information. Other stalls which will be at the Festival on Sunday 16th are: Riva, Papa Luigi, Britaly Travel, Mattoni, Fratelli Barista, Italian Market from Italy, Chefs from Forli Alpha Romeo (Donalds Garage), Pasta Shop, Ferrari Memorabilia, Lambretta Club, Magician. This Festival is not just for the Italian Community, this is an ideal opportunity for all communities to come together and enjoy the weekend full of food, wine and music.

For all further information call The Italian Community Association Fleet Way, Peterborough. PE2 8DL

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f you venture away from the High Street & look for a more ‘homemade’ approach to beauty, you’ll find cheap and surprisingly effective natural solutions that don’t rely on fancy packaging and big promises. Instead, they inspire you to start reaching into your kitchen cupboard rather than your bathroom cabinet whenever you fancy a beauty treat. There’s no need to give up on your favourite products, but trying out some homemade hair, skin and body treats from time to time can leave you looking and feeling great and help with the budget too. Because they’re all created with completely natural ingredients, homemade face-masks, scrubs and treatments make use of what nature has to offer and what’s more, they smell good enough to eat. Try out our selection of the best. Fresh Faced - Peach & Honey Face - mask Reap the rewards of this totally nourishing and revitalising natural face-mask that smells good enough to eat.


You’ll need: 1 peach 3 teaspoons of honey 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt It’s really easy to create the mask, simply skin the peach and mash the flesh with the honey and add the natural yoghurt. Work the ingredients in to a smooth paste and apply to a cleansed face and neck. Sit back and relax for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Your skin should be left feeling soft, supple and nourished. Luscious Locks - The Natural Way Thanks to its natural conditioning & moisturising properties, coconut oil is the perfect treat for damaged hair. It has a soothing & softening effect on both the scalp and lengths of hair. You’ll need: A cup of coconut oil Massage the oil into the hair, paying particular attention to damaged lengths and ends. Apply sparingly to the scalp - or not at all if

Your hair is in fairly good condition. Wrap the hair in clingfilm and cover with a warm towel for maximum conditioning benefit - the heat opens the hair shaft and allows the oil to penetrate. Wash out with shampoo and condition as normal.

Glowing Skin - The Ultimate Homemade Exfoliator for the Body You'll need: Sea salt, Almond oil, Grapefruit Known for its deep cleansing & therapeutic properties, sea salt is an essential part of this naturally nourishing scrub. Mix it together with grated grapefruit peel - to stimulate circulation - and finish with almond oil that’s rich in essential fatty acids and the antioxidant vitamin E. After soaking in a warm bath, dry off and apply the mixture to the skin. Thoroughly exfoliate, paying attention to the areas that need it most. Rinse off and moisturise.

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We are located on the A1073 between Eye & Crowland

01733 810888 We do all our own breeding of Rabbits, guinea pigs and Chinchillas. Hamsters, lovely fluffy bunny rabbits and squeaky guinea pigs all waiting for lots of cuddles. We also stock lovely runs and houses, feeds, hay/straw, bowls, sawdust, treats, toys. Every need catered for.

Dog, Cat, Chicken, Parrot, Bird, Wild Bird and Horse feed also available, so

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ABACUS TUTORING ACADEMY Provides a Special Service

Lessons at our centre in Orton Southgate can be one to one with a tutor or in a small group of up to 3 students. We aim to back up the work given at school as well as preparing in advance for difficult topics. It is always a good idea to book lessons early, because during this current examination season we had to have a waiting list for some subjects. With September's new year 10 students having to take the new linear GCSEs, with no modules which can be re-taken to boost their grades, it will be even more important to make sure

work is understood and remembered during the whole 2 year course. The new year 6 children who are taking secondary entrance examinations and SATS will find our help invaluable in raising their grades. Our tutors are very special. Their job is not just to teach their subject but to give confidence which can enable students to reach their full potential. We are always looking for more of these well qualified people who can enjoy helping students of every ability level to achieve their best. Phone 01733


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The Whinge - Leaving on a Jet Plane


am writing this month’s article whilst taking a break from packing ready to go on holiday. If you’ve read some of my previous holiday blogs you’ll know that I enjoy the holiday but hate the stress of getting there. I am currently looking forward to the usual last minute rush to get to the check-in desk, followed by having to repack suitcases or hand luggage despite my fastidious packing. I now have scales and weigh every bag including the carry-on bags. I’ve checked the dimensions and they all appear to be within the limits. I’ve increased the baggage allowance to about the weight of a small house fully fitted and with a small family living inside. I then checked, double checked and checked once more that the weights, measurements and contents all comply with the regulations of every major airline and airport including one or two places I know full well I’m never going to visit just to be on the safe side – and there are some very strange rules regarding the carriage of coconuts in Western Samoa & Tonga takes a particularly dim view of people who attempt to smuggle Marmite over their borders. I’ve booked in on line and checked that the seats are booked, so I can’t end up in the same situation as last year where my daughter was going to be sat on her own. We’re even travelling to the airport the night before our flight so that we’re on the doorstep and ready to go. So nothing can possibly go wrong can it? Then why am I still trying to get this and my other article finished in the final hours before we go. I’ve still got loads of stuff to do and rushing like this usually means that I’ll forget something really important – once that thing I forgot was underwear. This was obviously embarrassing for me but my wife


still delights in checking I’ve packed plenty of spares. I shall get my own back some time and I’ll just pack underwear, nothing else – but I think that joke might backfire a little! Holidays are great but getting ready is just so stressful. What I really need is one of those transporters like they had on Star Trek, then if I do forget something I can just zap back home, pick up what I need and zap straight back again. I do know that scientists are developing a method of transportation along the Star Trek lines, but so far they’ve only managed to do it at a quantum level, but it can’t be long now. Oh and whilst we’re there, when are we getting flying cars? We were promised flying cars – I used to watch Tomorrow’s World and I definitely remember flying cars were a thing of the future. The only problem with the transporter is that because it will be so easy to zap back home and collect your spare underwear or anything else you’ve forgotten or even just to feed the cat, it won’t really seem like you’re on actual holiday. It’ll be more like you’ve just popped next door for a bit. So maybe that’s the key to the whole problem; you can’t go on holiday without the stress, and if you don’t have the stress then you’re not really on holiday! Let’s see if the boffins at CERN can solve that paradox out. Now I remember what I had to do! I was supposed to post a birthday card, which now I’m sat in the taxi on the M25 (stuck in a traffic jam) I can picture on the dining table. Oops, now I need to sort that out before the flight aaarrrgggghhhh.

© 2012 Stephen Farringdon

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Jailbreak In aid of Sue Ryder - Thorpe Hall Hospice How far could you travel in 24 hours with no money? Now’s your chance to find out. Sue Ryder fundraisers in Peterborough have thrown down the challenge to anyone crazy enough to dress up as convicts to take part in their sponsored Jailbreak next month. Teams will “escape” from HMP Prison in Peterborough at 6.30pm on Fri. 5th October using their charm, powers of persuasion and ability to blag to get as far away as possible and at the same time raising lots of cash for the Sue Ryder Hospice at Thorpe Hall. Last year, teams went on the run with only food, a mobile phone and their passports and the winning team ‘The Inmates’ astounded everyone by travelling an incredible 1,113 miles to reach Malaga. But if you think you couldn’t make it quite as far as last year’s escapees, you could still be crowned Jailbreak Champions.

Sue Ryder fundraiser Jackie Page said: “We have introduced a series of challenges to earn points which will equal virtual air miles. These are just for fun & are not compulsory but by completing as many challenges as possible, you could be crowned champions without leaving the country.” Entry is £12 per person with a minimum of two in a team and jail-breakers must be 18 or over. Jackie said: “We recommend for safety reasons that there is at least one male in the team, though this is not compulsory. We also suggest it might be easier to get free travel with not too many people in the team. “Fancy dress is positively encouraged – the more impressive the fancy dress, the more effective the fundraising! To hear what last year’s fugitives got up to visit v=Opd7-RQcCX8. Anyone who would like to take part can register on line at or contact Jackie on 01733 330060 or email for details.

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COURT LANDSCAPES All Types of Garden Work Patios Laid or Re-Laid Garden Clearance for Total Re-Vamp Fences and Decking or Total Maintenance

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For all your landscaping needs including: Patios and Block Paving Decking and Fencing Turfing, Planting & all Tree Surgery Sheds and Summerhouses Log Cabins and Playhouses

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Cycle Surgery Peterborough Local friendly bike repair and parts centre. Committed to making your bike safe and reliable. All types of bikes repaired and serviced. New and second-hand parts at the best prices around. FREE Tyre Fitting to loose wheels tyres from ÂŁ5.99 OPEN: Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm Evenings and Sundays by appointment

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PUZZLES Sudoku To solve this SU-DOKU puzzle, just complete the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1-9 only once. You need to solve this using logic not guesswork.

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QUICK CROSSWORD Across 1 Fog (4) 3 Travellers (8) 9 Table support (7) 10 Entrance (5) 11 Clarifications (12) 14 Epoch (3) 16 Sphere (5) 17 To drink (3) 18 Uses camera (12) 21 Large sea (5) 22 Lawn game (7) 23 Mixing (8) 24 Steak (4)







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1 Mumbled (8) 2 Snooze (5) 4 Poem (3) 5 Ice-box (12) 6 Proverbs (7) 20 7 Painful (4) 8 Untangled (12) 21 12 Amid (5) 13 Alcoholic appetiser (8) 15 Accomplish (7) 19 Dwelling (5) 23 20 Grave (4) 22 Tin (3)





LAWN CARE IN SEPTEMBER The Autumn Renovation Programme begins this month; thatch and compaction are two of any lawns major problems and now is the best time to tackle them. Scarification and Over Seeding (Special Offer - 25% off this month) September’s Scarification Remove the thatch, the dead and the weak grass, and open up the surface to allow the lawn to breathe and over seed with a quality grass seed. Autumn Aeration Soil compaction is a frequent cause of turf deterioration and moss invasion; this is the process whereby 10 – 15cm (4-6 ”) holes are “mechanically punched” in to the lawn allowing air in to the roots of the grass encouraging a more vigorous and greener lawn. Autumn Feed This feed is another important part of any lawn care programme. Our fertiliser is high in Phosphate and Potassium with additional Iron for that dark green look and moss prevention. Actions required in September • Raise cutting height to 1½ inches (3.5 - 4 cm) • Scarify lawn • Aerate lawn and over seed • Combine an Autumn feed with an early moss control Some of the above tasks can be carried out by the lawn owner; other tasks may need some professional intervention. For more information about ProLawnCare Ltd or services on offer

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In The Night Sky #18


he 22nd of this month sees the second occurrence of the year when the Sun is directly over the Equator, the vernal equinox. The point at which the tilt of the Earth is neither towards nor away from the Sun. This, however, means one thing – winter is on the way. Obviously this means cold weather is also just round the corner, but it also means that longer nights and more opportunities for star gazing are on their way; hopefully, we’ll also get some clearer skies as well because let’s face it this summer has been pretty awful for night time star gazing. Also this month Jupiter is pretty much the star of the show (pardon the pun). Around midnight on the 7th/8th you’ll get a fabulous view as the giant planet can be seen next to the Moon in the constellation of Taurus. Venus will be a morning star this month rising several hours before the Sun. The morning of the 12th should be particularly good because there’s the added bonus of the Moon, see the image below, looking directly East at 5am.

Towards the end of the month on the 29thUranus is at opposition in the constellation of Pisces. It should be good viewing because it’s also reasonably high in the sky, but you will need a scope and a dark place to have a decent chance of seeing it. Happy night watching. The Nightwatchman © 2012 Stephen Farringdon


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Help to bring faster broadband to all of Peterborough


eterborough’s villages along with some areas in the city, including Hampton, Sugar Way and Orton Southgate, can only get broadband speeds of less than 1mb per second – making it difficult to download web content and videos. Sugar Way resident Karen Gilgan said: “I tried to watch Usain Bolt’s 100m on YouTube. A 46 second video clip took me nearly two minutes to watch and it buffered six times, it is very annoying. I’d like to watch educational videos with my two year old daughter but it is impossible.” Because of this, Peterborough ’s businesses and residents are being asked to sign a petition to show suppliers that there is a demand to bring a quicker and wider reaching broadband network across all areas of the county. Karen added: “I did a speed test and I can only download 0.53mb per second as opposed to the 25mb per second you can get with superfast broadband. I really hope as many people as possible sign the online petition so that everyone in the city can receive superfast broadband.” So if like Karen, you find your computer

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For September 2012 - By Astrologer Christine Chalklin VIRGO AUG. 24 - SEPT. 22 It’s your birthday month and although you’ll enjoy celebrating in style, your attention will be turning to tasks of a much more serious nature. Mercury, your ruler, is in your sign from the 9th to the 25th and encourages you to think of practical endeavours. This is a great opportunity to take a leap of faith.

LIBRA SEPT. 23 - OCT. 23 During September you continue to grapple with responsible & duty bound Saturn in your sign. Mars, the warrior planet, is at the highest point of your chart and urges a career review. The Libran new moon on the 27th could bring an exciting new opportunity your way.

SCORPIO OCT. 24 - NOV. 22 September brings new and dynamic energy into the adventurous sector of your chart. Feeling rather restless you could find yourself planning an exciting journey or a voyage of exploration. Pluto, your ruler, is challenged by rebellious Uranus - Expect the unexpected and you can’t go wrong!

SAGITTARIUS NOV. 23 - DEC. 21 During September you should begin to receive the rewards that you deserve. Energetic Mars in pivotal position and Jupiter, your ruler in beneficial Taurus, means that all the hard work of the previous months should now start to pay off. Your social life blooms around the 27th.

CAPRICORN DEC. 22 - JAN. 20 September brings the mighty Saturn, your ruling planet, to the very top of your chart. What are your goals and ambitions? Capricorns always want to climb higher and higher, but now there must be some reflection and the new moon in Libra, the sign of the scales, demands balance in your life.

PISCES FEB. 19 – MARCH 20 Creativity and romance remain in focus during September. Powerful Mars stirs up ideas and Venus, in practical Virgo, assists with seeing them through. You should feel particularly enthusiastic with a brand new zest for life. The full moon in your sign on the 12th brings new challenges in relationships.

ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Innovative Uranus is still moving backwards through your sign, probably causing great impatience as Aries never likes delay. Your attention is firmly on making progress in your chosen field. Things should get easier after the 19th as your ruler moves to fast paced Leo.

TAURUS APRIL 21 - MAY 21 September sees the Sun and Venus cruising through the love and romance area of your chart. Mighty Jupiter is now retrograde in your sign and as you turn your attention to a much more serious way of relating, a stable and permanent relationship could be very much on your mind. The full moon on the 12th brings these issues to a head.

GEMINI MAY 22 - JUNE 21 September puts the spotlight on home and family matters. Your ruler, communicative Mercury, moves to analytical Virgo on the 9th and you may have to face some difficult issues that have been swept under the carpet up until now. Career matters come into focus on the 12th and a surprise opportunity could arrive.



September starts off being action packed! Mars, the warrior planet remains in your sign until the 19th. Where do need you put your energies? Focus is essential now and financial affairs continue to loom large, things become quieter after the new moon on the 27th. You’ll have to look at what’s no longer working for you.

Work, health and your daily routines are in the spotlight during September. Venus is in careful and practical Virgo until the 14th, giving you plenty of time to find a new regime that suits your unconventional ways. The Libran new moon on the 27th urges you to broaden your horizons.

During September the emphasis in on your finances and new money making ventures come into focus. Extravagant Leo will have to pull back a little; self control is required now, particularly as Venus transits careful Virgo until the 15th. The new moon brings new and exciting ways to communicate.



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Your Local Events A guide to what’s on in your area 7th September @ 12pm - 2pm Teddy Bear Picnic at Ferry Meadows. Come along to Ferry Meadows and enjoy a picnic with Barney the Bear. For more details call 234193. 8th September Stories with Toby Woods at Chauffeurs Cottage Living and Growing Older in Peterborough Having been born in Peterborough and lived in the city all his life, Toby will explore living in Peterborough from the 1950’s to the present day. Toby’s poetry is straightforward and accessible and is designed to evoke memories whilst inducing a chuckle or two. Visit for details.

29th September @ 7pm Red, Back Tie Ball at The Holiday Inn in aid of EACH. For more details see page 6 11th to 13th October The 70’s Show at The Cresset Dig out your flares and platform shoes for this spectacular cabaret show! This is a wonderful night out for you to sit at your table in a cabaret setting, have a drink and enjoy a full evening of music, dancing and entertainment.

9th September @ 10am to 2pm Craft Fair at The Green Backyard - FREE Our monthly celebration of all things handmade and lovely! You won't find any of this stuff in Queensgate!! Hot drinks and home cooked food will be on sale all day. A pitch is £5 for individuals and £10 for a group/business stall. Please e-mail: if you are interested.

13th October @ 7.30pm Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre The Conmitments, Lional Richie and The Tamla Motown Show This triple set show will have you dancing the aisle. For further information or theatre box office call 01780 766455.

12th September and 10th October Clairvoyant Night @ The Plough, Farcet Fen For all enquiries tel. 01733 347164 or visit

13th & 14th October @ 10am to 4pm Wood Green Arts, Crafts, Food & Drink Fair at Wood Green Animal Shelter Call 0844 248 8181 for details.

16th September @ 10am to 4pm Craft Show at Ferry Meadows - Discovery Den. Variety of handmade crafts for sale and a demonstration by one of the Artisants. FREE Entry

20th & 21st October Pumpkin Festival at Sacrewell Farm Enjoy lots of family fun at our Pumpkin Festival Weekend. Call 01780 782254 for further information.

22nd to 23rd September @ 10am to 5pm Mind, Body, Spirit at East of England Showground The Mind Body and Soul show is back at Peterborough Arena for another two days of everything to make you feel good – under one roof! Visit or call 01833 652445 for details. See page 7


28th September The Plough, Farcet Fen Disco Karaoke for under 18s - £50 1st Prize. Pre-booking advisable. Tel. 844307 for details.

Whilst every care is taken to ensure details given on this page are correct at time of going to print, please always check with the venue before attending an event.

Hampton Library Times & Regular Events Have you finished the Summer Reading Challenge 2012?

Opening Times: Monday: Closed Tues. & Wed: 9.30 - 1.30pm Thurs. & Fri: 1.30am - 6.00pm Saturday: 9.30am - 1.30pm

Regular Events: Rhymetime Tuesdays at 10.15am- 10.45am Storytime Fridays 2.30pm - 3pm Saturday 11.30am to 12 noon Codex Junior Reading Groups Ages 6-11 years Meet monthly for fun and games based on your favourite books various dates. Call for time & date. Beginners’ Computers Tuesdays 11am - 12.30pm Silver Surfers Friday 3.30pm - 5pm Everything you need to know to use a computer, email and surf the web. See a member of staff for further details.

Adult Reading Groups - Hampton Book Buddies Share your views and discuss books & authors. Meet monthly - various dates. See a member of staff or call 864538 for further details. For Hampton Library call 01733 864538 or email

Quick get down to your local library and let staff members know how you are getting on!! You need to read a total of 6 books to claim lots of exciting prizes and your certificate to show you took the Summer Reading Challenge and won.

Official Theory tests, FREE online practice at Hampton library Come along and we’ll give you a “Bump start” Every Saturday, 10.30am – 11.30am


Puzzle Answers Quick Crossword


Across: 1 Mist, 3 Tourists, 9 Trestle, 10 Foyer, 11 Explanations, 14 Era, 16 Globe, 17 Sup, 18 Photographer, 21 Ocean, 22 Croquet, 23 Blending, 24 Beef. Down: 1 Muttered, 2 Sleep, 4 Ode, 5 Refrigerator, 6 Sayings, 7 Sore, 8 Straightened, 12 Among, 13 Aperitif, 15 Achieve, 19 House, 20 Tomb, 22 Can.

Kids Puzzle Missing Letters: wings Magic Number: 272

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