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November 2010

Your local guide to local businesses

Please mention TheforViewer when in responding to adverts 1 The Independent Business Directory the residents Orton, Stanground, Fletton & Woodston


Dear Neighbours, Welcome to the November edition of ‘The Viewer’. Half term is now over, I hope you all had a good time and you found The Viewer helpful when looking for something to do with the kids. The next break is Christmas.… yes, it is just round the corner. We have again listed lots of events and fun activities to keep yourself and the little ones entertained. Hope you all have great fun! Talking about Christmas, if you are thinking of starting your Christmas Shopping, why don’t you start by looking through the magazine for some great gift ideas. Now, I would like to Congratulate all the winners of the competition in the September edition for a family ticket to the East of England Autumn Show. I hope you all enjoyed the day and a big thank you to everyone that entered. This month we have another competition to win 2 adult tickets to the East of England Christmas Festival held on 12th, 13th & 14th November. Go to page 64 to enter. I will make sure the winners will get their tickets by the 10th November. Good Luck!!! We have some exciting news, (well, I’m excited anyway!). We have finally launched our web site. You can now view our magazines on line. We will be adding and improving on this, but at least it’s a start. Please have a look and if you have any comments, I will be pleased to hear from you. Contact details are below. I hope you all enjoy this months articles/ business features in the magazine, I would like to think there is something for everyone! Also, please support your local businesses advertising and don’t forget to mention The Viewer when doing so. Finally, as your next edition of ‘The Viewer’ isn’t until January, I would like to wish all our readers and advertisers a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Until next year!

XÄÄ|x Tel: 01733 330658 Email: ellie@the-viewer.co.uk Web: www.theviewer.org.uk

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Contents Page Business Feature 9 Fusion 11 Nu Skin 17 Explore Learning 18 Zebedee Shoes 25 Rhema by Design & A Formal Affair 43 Mum’s Kitchen 44 The Moor Farm Shop 53 Olive Grove Nurseries 4 6 10 12 30 32 34 48 42 46 56 60 62 8/20 35-38 54 58/66 64 68/69

Regular Articles Poets Corner: Firework Night Working from Home: Moving House Beauty: Colour Co-ordinated Eyebrows Gardening: Late Flowering Chrysanthemums Monthly Tips for your Pet: Pet Insurance Motor Review: Kia Sportage Humour: The Three Magic Words Travel: Yorkshire Dales Recipe: Meatball Pasta Book Review: Books for Plane Buffs Health: Food Facts Computer Tips Monthly Horoscopes Local Information Local Information Your Local Trades The East of England Christmas Festival Local Information Useful Contact Nos. Your Local and Library Events

Puzzles 16 Children’s Puzzle Page 40 /41 Adults Puzzle Page/Sudoku Special Features 23-29 Wedding Special 50 November Feasts Win 2 adult tickets for the East of England Christmas Festival see page 54 & 64

Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. The Viewer does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise - without the prior consent of the publisher.

Editor:

Ellie Melillo


CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

1 To 1 Computer Training • Computer training in your own home

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Deep Down Clean & Stain Removal Latest Powerful Fast Dry Domestic & Commercial Special rates apply for whole house cleaning including Kitchen Units, Bathroom Suites, Doors/Frames etc.

Four Seasons Cleaning Services Tel: 01733 254835 / Mob: 07833 171005 www.fourseasonsgroup.info

Get the most from your computer • All ages and abilities welcome • Friendly, patient and reliable trainer •

Call Alan on 01733 209030 or 07939 090914 www.1to1computers.co.uk

One thing to do this week! …Safeguard your loved ones’ inheritance No need to put it off any longer! Our friendly, professional home visit ‘Will Writing Service’ means that we will visit you at a time convenient for you!

Get your ‘Will’ off your to do list and contact us TODAY! Call Rona on 01733 702111 or email enquiries@minerva-financial-services.co.uk www.minerva-financial-services.co.uk Will and trust advice is not regulated by the FSA

Fencing - Gates - Decking - Patios Garden Maintenance No job too big or small Fully insured & all work guaranteed Local and Reliable

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Solar Energy Specialists

Are your energy bills too high?

SUPPLY TEACHERS

• We can arrange a survey & provide a NO obligation estimate

• Earn up to £1,500 per year, tax free, for twenty years

• Protect yourself from ever rising energy costs • Add up to 10% to the value of your home • MCS approved installer

For further details call us on

01733 371371

01775 766669 www.solar-creations.co.uk

MM Electrical Services • Extra Sockets and Lights • T.V. and Phone Points • Immersion and Storage Heaters • Security and Garden Lights • Fault Finding and Repair

No Call Out Charge Over 30 Years Experience

Call Mick on:

Tel: 01733 263605 or 07790860323

Moroccan Restaurant & Take-Away FREE Delivery up to 5 miles

Experience the tastes of traditional authentic Moroccan cuisine in a friendly atmosphere

First Moroccan Restaurant in Peterborough

Christmas Bookings now being taken Times: 297 Lincoln Road, Peterborough. PE1 2PH Mon to Sat:

Tel: 01733 343446 www.marrakechcuisine.co.uk

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11.30am to 3 pm and 5pm to 11pm Sun: 5pm to 10 pm


Fun 2 Dance

Social Dance Evening held at Austin Hall, Main Street, Yaxley on 27th November 2010 If you enjoy Ballroom, Sequence or Latin American Dancing, then you can’t miss this evening of fun, dancing and meeting people! Music by Organist Eric Cloud Buffet and Licensed Bar 7pm - 11pm (dancing starts at 7.30pm) Tickets £12 per person (purchased by 20th November)

To purchase tickets contact

Cheryl on 01733 359450 or 07961 486933 Firework Night Last year we had a Guy Fawkes night; I just don’t understand How a little get-together could have got so out of hand, It started in the morning when poor Grandad lost his cheer “Has anyone seen my cashmere scarf? It seems it’s just not here,” He found it, hours later, and let out an anguished cry When he saw it on the fire; the kids had ‘borrowed’ it for the Guy, My husband had too much to drink; was making quite a scene, He did something with the cous cous that was verging on obscene, My guests admired the bonfire, where the flames were getting higher, In part, due to my son, who’d put his school books on the fire, My friend said very calmly, “Look, we haven’t got that long, Calm down and have a drink, ‘cos nothing else can now go wrong,” Then a shout came from the garden; in a voice so loud and clear, “Look! Grandpa’s going to try to launch a rocket from his rear...” ©Jan Jack 2010 www.perfectverse.co.uk

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Working from Home Moving House by Ted Bruning

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his has to be one of the worst things in the world. Barbarians raiding your village, killing all the men, enslaving the women and children, trampling the standing corn and driving off the livestock are not (trust me, I’m a historian) worse than this. The earth suddenly changing its direction of rotation and flipping us all off into outer space is not worse than this. Really! Well, not really. But I think all workers from home will agree with me when I say that one of the worst things that can happen to you is moving house. It’s disruptive enough when a company moves offices, but when (a) you have to organise everything yourself and (b) it’s not just desks and filing cabinets that have to go but beds, chairs, tables, garden furniture, kitchen appliances, crockery, glasses, pictures and goodness knows what else besides that has to move too... well, suffice it to say that this is the first time I’ve sat down to do any paying work for days. And I’m only being allowed time off from wrapping plates in old newspaper (none of which I have sent to the recycling for weeks, so the house is virtually waist-deep in the stuff) after arguing forcibly that if I don’t work now, we’ll all be out on the street in six weeks’ time when there are no invoices to chase. Not that doing any paid work is terribly practical at the moment. Once our buyer had his mortgage offer I eagerly anticipated exchanging in a few days and completing a few days after that; and to get myself well ahead I plunged into packing. So did I sit down first and put together a rational, ordered schedule of what to pack and when? Of course I didn’t! Who do you think I am? ! No, I just got stuck in, buying a whole load of boxes and stuffing them energetically with the first things that came to hand – these being all the contents of my library. Now, I should explain that a large part of

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my living involves historical research, so the walls of my “office” (converted unheated garage) are lined with bookshelves, all of them groaning under the weight of fat academic tomes. Well, they were groaning under the weight of fat academic tomes. Now they’re glaringly, shockingly empty. They’ve even been dusted. And the said fat academic tomes are all securely ducttaped into cardboard boxes bought from the removal firm, which are probably too heavy to move without a fork-lift and whose bottoms will probably burst the moment anyone tries to pick them up. Very orderly of me, you might think. But no. The buyer’s mortgage offer has fallen through, the move is likely to be delayed by two or three weeks at least, and all the resources I need to do anything with are inside those securely duct-taped cardboard boxes that I didn’t have the prescience to label, except in the most general terms (ie, “books”). I did once attempt, in a moment of need, to retrieve a particular book but after what seemed like hours of digging and quarrying amid plumes of dust, I gave up. So here I sit, bored and disconsolate: can’t do much in the way of work, don’t see the point in doing any more packing, I’ve walked the dog, done the dishwasher, hung a wash out, put another wash in... Damn it. I’m off down the pub.


KEEPSAKES OF YAXLEY 104 Main Street, Yaxley. PE7 3LP

Fabulous flowers for all occasions

Unusual and inspirational gift ideas

Christmas decorations Spruce & holly wreaths

Tel: 01733 242107 www.keepsakesofyaxley.com

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Local Information — Local Information — Local Information

Peterborough

Home Support Workers Wanted

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o you have a caring nature and would like to work a few hours a week in a job that helps the older person remain in their own homes and keep their independence? Age Concern Peterborough are looking to recruit Home Support Workers to go into the homes of the 60 plus age group and assist with light housework, washing, ironing and shopping. If you are a car driver and are interested please telephone Lynn or Sally on 557353 for more details and an informal chat.’ Age Concern Peterborough is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales No. 3943067. Registered Charity No. 1080030.

The Lindens, 86 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2SN. Tel: 01733 557353 Fax: 01733 311137 www.acpeterborough.org.uk

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Fusion

has been established for 8 years, opened by 2 local ladies with over 25 years experience in the design trade. The shop can be found in the centre of Market Deeping on the High Street, for fronted by an exciting window dressing of soft furnishing fabrics. The showroom has a full range of fabrics from leading manufacturers, such as Harlequin, Sanderson, Crowson and many more. Poles, tracks and accessories are also on display. Curtains and blinds are all hand-sewn to specification. Roman Blinds, Rollers, Verticals and Venetians are also supplied made-to-measure.

Philippa, Jan or one of their Staff are more than happy to spend time with their customer to help with their decisions and offer free advice and measuring, by way of a home visit. This can also be backed up by a full fitting service, if required.

Made to measure hand sewn Soft Furnishings, curtains & Blinds

Fusion www.designsatfusion.co.uk

For a free quotation and measure Tel: 01778 344202 Email: fusionshop@hotmail.co.uk 3 High Stret, Market Deeping

Fusion are your local premier Harlequin stockist

Free home visit, measure and quotation Fitting service available

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Athena brings therapies to your home

Learn something NEW Courses starting September 2010 ♦ ♦ ♦

Kinesiology level 1 to level 4 Indian Head Massage Herbal & supplement nutriention

New programme not yet on website 6 week self development programme (maximum 6 people in a group)

Friendly atmosphere 2 hours per week Stress management Holistic treatments Health and well-being advice

For all enquiries

Tel: 01733 706223 or contact Debbie or Andy Harris via our

website: www.athenaholistics.co.uk

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November and December


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Gardening

Late Flowering Chrysanthemums by Ursula Buchan

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y Nov ember, gardens are beginning to look short of colour. So various late-flowering hardy chrysanthemums can be a boon to the gardener, especially in the dry, almost frost-free autumns that have recently become the norm. The types of chrysanthemum that are hardy and flower in the autumn are the Korean, the rubellum and the Japanese semipompoms. They come in a wide range of colours and mix well with Michaelmas daisies, rudbeckias, echinaceas and Verbena bonariensis, the other staples of autumn herbaceous plantings. Like all chrysanthemums, they are useful for arranging in vases, provided you don’t leave them too late. Hardy chrysanthemums make clumps, woody at the base, with stems 70-100 cm tall. They do best in well-drained, fertile, slightly alkaline soil, in full sun. But they are really not fussy. Though reasonably sturdy, they are best staked, as autumn gales can be fierce. To make compacter, sturdier plants, you should follow the advice from Michael Loftus of Woottens ,

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Wenhaston, who cuts these plants back hard in early June and removes any spindly stems. This has become a popular technique with gardeners as a way of staggering the flowering of different types of hardy perennial. In the case of hardy chrysanthemums, however, the flowering happens at the same time, but you can get away without staking. In hot summers, it pays to water chrysanthemums in dry weather or the stems become stunted and straggly, and the flowering poor. After the flowers go over towards the end of November, the stems should be cut down almost to ground level and, in really cold regions, the crowns should be mulched heavily with leaf mould or home-made compost, held in place with pegged-down chicken wire. That said, I forgot to do this before the last, very harsh, winter and they still came through fine. They benefit from being divided when they become congested, about every three years, but do it in the early spring, just as the new growth is emerging.


‘Cottage Apricot’ has single, bronzyapricot flowers in October and November, on stems up to 80 cm tall. It flops easily, so should be staked. I think it’s one of the best varieties, which provides a zingy contrast to the pink, mauve and purple Michaelmas daisies. ‘Anastasia’ is a pompom with purplishpink, double flowers with yellow centres, up to 4 cm across. The plant grows to 75 cm tall. ‘Mei-kyo’ is very similar but has slightly paler flowers and is shorter.

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‘Nantyderry Sunshine’ is a Japanese semi-pompom with bright yellow double flowers, 3 cm across, in October and November. It is a sport from the equally garden-worthy ‘Bronze Elegance’. ‘Ruby Mound’ is a popular variety with a dense, short plant. The double 7cm flowers are deep red in colour. ‘Emperor of China’ flowers late, in November and December. It has a laxer, taller habit than most, and double, 6 cm flower heads in a very soft pink. The petals are slightly quilled, which is most attractive, and the leaves turn red in autumn.

Free no obligation design and quotation

Tel: 01733 221329 www.scenic-gardens.co.uk

‘Purleigh White’ grows to about 85 cm, and has white semi-pompom flowers with a hint of pink and prominent yellow central discs. It is a sport of ‘Mei-kyo’, so has the same habit but a differentcoloured flower.

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Supply and Fit all Types of Blinds Full Cleaning and Repair Service Canopies and Patio Awnings Window Films Competitive Prices Free Measuring and Fitting Fast, Efficient and Friendly

Call Pat on: 01733 239416 or 07856 123414

Need an extra room? From a playroom to a garden room, we’ll help you realise the conservatory space of your dreams! Wide variety of conservatory styles available A complete service from design completion Garage Conversions Free no obligation design and quotation

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Every day furniture for everyday living Dining Sets Glass Furniture ♦ Beds, Mattresses ♦ Bedroom Furniture ♦ Traditional Pine - Solid Oak ♦ Giftware A great range of traditional and unusual furniture for your home All with FREE local delivery ♦ ♦

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D & M Furniture Where people save money Find us at: Unit 24, St. David’s Square, Fengate, Peterborough. PE1 5QA Located just behind the Greyhound track on the same park as Screwfix

Tel: 01733 346146

Opening Times: Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00 Saturday 09.00 - 15.00

HAMPTON CARPETS & FLOORING Ltd.

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FANTASTIC! 6 Phorpres Close, Vision Park, Hampton, Peterborough. PE7 8FZ Tel: 01733 566533 Email: info@hamptoncarpets.co.uk ~ www.hamptoncarpets.co.uk

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Explore Learning Maths and English Tuition for children aged 5-14!

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xplore Learning is a network of after-school tuition centres where children of all abilities come to realise their potential in maths and English, following the National Curriculum. Enthusiastic and experienced tutors work with children in low ratios on the child’s individualised learning pathway. The Peterborough centre was launched in 2002 and over 250 children attend each week. Nationwide, thousands of children have benefited from Explore membership, gaining confidence, enthusiasm, knowledge and new skills.

To find out how your child can benefit from Explore Learning, contact the Peterborough centre on 01733 555355 to arrange your free trial session!

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Well – Phew - back to school is now done and dusted. Hooray – you all cry! At Zebedee Shoes we provide the following services: Lots of choice, different brands in stock so we can accommodate lots of different feet – (widths C – H+) quite easily, and with shoes that are value for money and do the job. Run an appointment system during these busy back to school periods which we find works very well as you won’t have to wait. Less stressful for you and for us, the kids can come and have fun in our kids corner. Simply ring the store, we will put you and your family into our diary for a convenient time (we are opening longer hours during the holidays to accommodate working parents so please ask) and you will be allocated a fitter on arrival. No waiting around for hours. No kids getting bored, trashing the shop, dragging themselves around the floor – you know all the usual antics when they are kept waiting. Liz, the owner of Zebedee Shoes knows only too well how stressful shoe shopping can be and if you are going to get it right it can sometimes be time consuming too!

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Zebedee Shoes has now been open for three years and is now located on Oundle Road – it has convenient parking at the rear of the shop (turn into George Street and you will see on your right sign for FREE parking). Liz has created a relaxed area in the shop where younger children (and the older ones – when no one is looking) can come and play and as a bonus they come out with shoes as well – Liz says - “when children are very small it can be quite daunting for them having their feet measured. Our staff understand this and we encourage the child to play and feel comfortable in the environment before approaching them. This way we gain their confidence and they are happy for us to touch their feet. That way it is all smiles and balloons, and the child is happy to come and see us again. Much less stress on the parents too.

Liz is a specialist shoe fitter and a certified member (through a year of training and examination) of the Society of Shoefitters which is a non profit organisation since 1959 and also a VTCT trained Reflexologist too – there is so much more to the foot that you would ever realise. How shoes fit can affect the whole person and their well being. We also have medical advice on hand through local podiatrists (foot specialists). Remember Feet are for life! How they are treated in childhood can affect them later on in life.

So - Congratulations to all Parents who get their childrens’ feet regularly measured and buy well fitted shoes. Happy feet are healthy feet.


Breakfast with Santa 4th/5th, 11th/12th, 18th/19th Dec. 2010 at 10.30am. A magical morning, with a traditional breakfast, followed by Santa sitting by the log fire in his favourite chair. He meets the children and gives them a pre-Christmas gift. Price: Adults and children 3 yrs. and over £12.00 Children under 2 yrs. £6.95 (Booking Essential)

A Christmas Fayre Sunday 5th December 2010 Lots of stalls and children’s activities Carol singing around the Christmas tree Mulled wine and mince pies available

Nativity with live animals open from 5th December Roast Sunday Lunches - £7.95 served 12.30-2.30 Special meal on Fridays - 2 course £6.00 Child meal 1/2 price when buying an adult main course (excl. Sunday roast)

Farm closed Tuesday and Wednesday after 7th November until Christmas. Open only Saturday & Sunday during January. (see web site)

Telephone: 01733 271020 Wisbech Road, Thorney, Peterborough. PE6 0TD info@pigeonsfarm.co.uk www.pigeonsfarm.co.uk

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Local Information

~ Local Information

Sue Ryder Care Events in aid of Thorpe Hall Hospice Go on, join in the fun! Thursday 18th November 2010 Glamour Galore: A night of shoes, bags, jewellery and all things girly just in time for Christmas. Tickets are £2.50 including a glass of wine.

Sunday 5th December 2010 Lights of Love: Our annual outdoor Christmas carol concert between 5pm and 8pm. Full of carols and Christmas cheer there are children’s games, carol singing, food, drink and firework finale. Free entry.

If you would like further information on the above events above please call the fundraising team on 01733 330060 or email thorpe.fundraising@suerydercare.org

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~ Local Information Christmas Fayre at Highgate hall, Elton

27th November from 2pm to 4.30pm Come and do your Christmas shopping from our fine selection of local craft, and gift stalls. Artisan crafts, raffle, jewellery, phoenix cards, Usborne books, face painting and much more. You can also pay a visit to Stanta’s Grotto. Take a seat and have a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and a chat with friends.

For more details contact

01832 280314


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The Tanning Lounge

Your NEW Tigi BEDHEAD Local Stockist

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The Tanning Lounge also provides a full range of beauty treatments: Waxing Manicures/Pedicures Facials 44b High Street, Fletton, Peterborough. PE2 8EL

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A Formal Affair has teamed up with Rhema by Design our wedding is the most important day of your life and having everything from the perfect venue to the confetti is a major deal.

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Here at A Formal Affair and Rhema By Design we want you and everyone close to you to look their best on that big day. Offering heavenly dresses at down to earth prices for your bridesmaids, flower girls and also alternative wedding dresses for the bride. And for the Groom, best man and ushers, we can personally make ties and ruches to match any bridesmaid colour range purchased from us.

Suit Hire from £69 Dress Hire from £75 Dress Sales from £140 Ladies & Children Satin Shoes from £19

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Largest range in Peterborough of men’s formal wear, women’s dresses, matching Shoes, Bags, Jewellery, Tiara’s and Accessories Stockists of Cameron Ross, Kelsey Rose, Hilary Morgan, Goya of London, Loakes, Shades Shoes, Warren York and Eterna designs to name but a few Chair Cover Hire available Free out of town Parking Special Deals available when packaging more than one element.

As award winning customer service providers we are a friendly and professional team. Come and meet Keith or Lou for a personal and individual service. Our Opening Times are: Monday and Tuesday: 9am –3pm Wednesday: 9am –7pm Thursday: 1pm – 7pm Friday: CLOSED Saturday: 10am – 5pm All/any other time by appointment only we are flexible to meet with your needs!

Call Keith on 01733 260930 or Lou on 01733 266356 to discuss any enquiry you may have or visit us at our newly expanded showroom

We also have beautiful dresses for Proms, Balls, Ascot, Cruise Attire, Evening and any Black Tie events at affordable prices.

3 Wulfric Square, Bretton, Peteborough. PE3 8QD

Why choose us? • Unique Personal Service • Exclusive Showroom • Own Design Waistcoats and Ties (for the men)

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Best-Man Speech

the much anticipated, and often dreaded “best-man’s speech”. If you have recently been granted the honour of a best-man role but dread giving the speech, take heart that you are not alone in your fears and be assured there is a way to conquer those nerves, plan for a successful experience and even enjoy yourself in the process! Below are some tips to help get you through the day with confidence, calm and style …

Face your fears and accept them!

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eing asked to be a best man is a great honour and it comes with many privileges like being the one to decide on the fun and frolics of the stag do and the pleasurable experience of being surrounded for the day by one or more lovely bridesmaids! It does however carry a certain amount of pressure and stress and of course there is

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

Harvey’s Bridal Boutique 83 High Street, Ramsey, Cambs PE26 1BZ

Tel: 01487 711002 Email: info@harveysbridal.co.uk Web: www.harveysbridal.co.uk

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It is ok to face your fear. Be honest with yourself, admit what your fear is. It is a natural emotion and one best dealt with when confronted, accepted and alternative solutions found to overcome it.

Create positive self-talk! Your mind, emotions and your body stress levels react to the thoughts you have day by day. Keep telling yourself you are an amazing presenter and that people really enjoy listening to your engaging speeches. Keep telling yourself you can do this and you will even enjoy it.


Breathe easily and smile! Deep breathing is a brilliant way to calm nerves and stay centred. Take in three deep breaths - in through the mouth, out through the nose - then smile the biggest smile you can. Do this as many times as you need to and at least twice just before your big moment..

Increase your ‘Confident Energy’! Silently imagine your body filling with a nourishing and radiant energy. Name the energy as confidence - imagine the energy entering your body at the top of your head and filling your entire body from the head right down to your toes. Keep imagining this and you will move through the day with confidence, grace and style.

Create a personal mantra and believe in yourself! Create a positive personal mantra for onthe-day nerves. Something like “I am calm, confident and at ease. I am a brilliant public performer. I am calm, confident and full of style”. Keep repeating it to yourself and you will soon begin to believe it. So too will other people!

Jones Wedding & Luxury Chauffeur Service

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Monthly Tips for your Pet Pet Insurance – Getting the Best Deal for You & Your Pet

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s pet owners we never want to have

to make a decision on treatment for our furry family members based on cost, we want to do what is going to be best for them. However this can often be expensive, for example a broken leg can cost over £2,000 to fix, or a lifelong condition such as diabetes or a heart problem cost over £60 per month for treatment. For many of us these kinds of costs would be difficult to cope with (and they certainly put our own free healthcare in perspective), however sometimes families have no alternative but to make heartbreaking decisions about their pets, that they would otherwise not choose because of the financial implications. This is where pet insurance comes in and is why Vets tend to encourage you to have your pet covered. But beware, not all pet insurance is equal and if you don’t know to ask the right questions you could have a nasty surprise when you come to claim. The cost of pet insurance will obviously vary dependant on the type of pet you have, as well as things like its’ breed and age, much like car insurance, the range of things covered by pet insurance can also differ. Making a policy that looked like a good deal based on it’s cost per month, a bad deal when for example your pets emergency treatment costs £2,000, but the policy limit (even for an accident) is a lot lower than this. Here are a few other things you may want to ask when looking for the best price and cover for your pet: Many policies on the market offer cover only for a limited amount of time and only a single ‘pot of money’ from which to claim. Will the policy cover your pet if it contracts an ongoing illness, and will the policy cover

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your pet’s treatment for life? Furthermore, if your pet is unlucky enough to suffer from multiple unrelated conditions in the same year, will you be able to claim on each separately. Ask if the policies claim limits apply to each unrelated condition and if they recharge every year? You should also ask what the excess for any policy would be, as most Vets will need this paid at time of treatment. Pet insurance is a great way to protect you and your pet from the unforeseen future, ensuring that the funds are available to treat them should they need it. Most local Vets will be more than happy to advise you on a quality pet insurance provider so call or pop in for a chat.

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Motoring Review: Kia Sportage By James Baggott - editor of Car dealer Magazine

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eet the Sportage – a Kia that costs £20,777. We can hear that sucking of air through teeth from here – and we agree: Yes, that does sound a bit rich. But before you dismiss it out of hand, you need to know the manufacturer has form here. Take Kia’s recently launched Sortento SUV as an example. The BMW X5-sized model is selling out in the top-of-the-range K3 specification – and that costs nearly £30,000. Suddenly the Sportage doesn’t look so over-priced… It helps that the new Sportage is a stunner though – it’s the first model completely penned by former Audi designer Peter Schreyer, and it shows. From every angle the Sportage looks great – the front is purposeful with LED daytime running lights, the side profile slopes with sashes and cuts in the right places and those alloy wheels really are gorgeous. The First Edition Sportage is available in just the one flavour: 2.0-litre CRDi with 4WD. That diesel unit is good for 134bhp and produces 320Nm of torque. On the road our test car did feel a little wheezy as the revs rose, but the low down grunt was impressive. It hits 60mph in 10.9 seconds with the manual gearbox and will go on to 112mph. That six-speed box is pretty decent compared to rivals – the Peugeot 3008’s shift is like stirring a bowl of

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soup in comparison – with the Kia set-up precise and pleasantly notchy. Steering is well weighted, but can feel a little devoid of feedback at motorway speeds. We’re not so keen on the pedals though – they’re angled high and have a tendency to make your shin muscles ache. Inside the quality of materials has come on leaps and bounds. The seats are comfortable on long distance journeys, the controls for the stereo and dual zone climate control are easy to operate and the dash layout is fresh and clean. The First Edition comes with aux-in for your iPod, a USB slot for other MP3 players and Bluetooth for hands-free calling. There’s even a reversing camera with screen built in to the rear-view mirror that works wonderfully. On the road, it feels like a big car, but despite this there’s surprisingly little room inside. The driving position is cosy and that sloping roof makes it feel like there’s little headroom. It’s also a little on the loud side – road roar from those big 18-inch alloys is quite high and we’re surprised it rides as hard as it does. You expect a 4x4 compact SUV like this to soak up the bumps more, but it’s actually quite jarring. Still the plus side is handling in the bends – the Sportage doesn’t roll like rivals when pushed.


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Humour The Three Magic Words By Chris Russell

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hen you’re in a band, people often ask you the question ‘How will you know when you’ve ‘made it’?’. I once discussed this with my drummer, Tony, who is several years older than the rest of us and has always occupied the role of elder statesman in the band. Kind of like Yoda, but vegetarian. And cockney. ‘How will you know when you’ve made it, Tony?’ I asked earnestly one evening, during rehearsal. ‘Easy,’ he replied. ‘I’ll know I’ve made it when I step onto a plane with you boys and the hostess tells me to turn left.’ Now, here’s the thing. Flying Business Class is, for thousands of people worldwide, no big deal. It’s just another part of their job. But if your job is playing in a rock ‘n’ roll band, and you find yourself by some miracle in the Business Class cabin of a Boeing 747, then by George that is something to write home about. Joining a band is supposed to lead to a rudderless future working behind bars and not being able to afford shampoo. Not unlimited free champers, the Financial Times and a seat that is also a bed. That isn’t supposed to happen. If you hit things with sticks for a living, you’re never supposed to hear those three magic words ‘Turn left, sir...’. However, a few years ago on one American tour, we managed to subvert the norm. ‘I have a friend of a friend at British Airways,’ Tony explained to us surreptitiously as we waited in line at the check-in desk at Heathrow, ‘and there’s a chance... just a chance... that I can get us upgraded. But we’re going to have to pretend to be proper people. They don’t let just anybody into Business Class. Play it cool.’

‘Ooooooh.... kay...’ mused the steward, scrutinising the hidden information on his computer screen. I silently hoped that this didn’t read: ‘These men still laugh at fart jokes do not let them into Business Class.’ Whatever the information told him, it was sufficient to buy us a ticket to the sweet life. We were upgraded. Inside the plane, we were handed crisp, cool glasses of Charles Heidsieck before the aircraft had even left the terminal, and we continued to be showered with exquisite food and drink for the entire flight. One of the things that excited me most was the little motorised screen thingy that separated my seat from the one adjacent. After I’d spent a full five minutes gleefully sending this screen up and down, the besuited passenger in the seat next to mine asked to be moved. Looking back, I do feel bad about disturbing his peace but, to be fair, I don’t believe that he’d ever taken time to fully appreciate the little slidey screen thingy. And that’s just a waste. As we left, the hostesses loaded us up with bottles of champagne and wished us luck on our American tour. It was fantastic. Success, of course, is a never-ending street, and you can always do one better than the time before. But even if we travel around in our own private jet one day, I doubt I’ll forget the first time we flew with the big-wigs. Chris plays piano in South London power-pop band The Lightyears. The Lightyears, voted the UK’s BEST POP/ ROCK ACT at the Indy Awards, have played Wembley Stadium, toured across four continents, worked with Sting’s producer and starred in a T-Mobile advert. Chris is currently working on his first novel, “Mockstars”. Read more of Chris’ blogs and tour diaries at www.TheLightyears.com.

We obeyed Tony’s command to remain nonchalant but inside we were buzzing. When we reached the final flight desk, we nervously awaited the airline’s decision. ‘We’re just waiting for our upgrade...’ said Tony to the man stood behind the counter, in a super-casual manner designed to suggest that we did this sort of thing all the time.

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“The Lightyears in New York, reminiscing about the flight over...”


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The Moor Farm Meats Shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. You can also meet up with them at the Peterborough Farmers’ market on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month and at the Sacrewell Farm market on the 1st Saturday of every month.

Christmas orders, including turkeys and poultry, now being taken

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t’s been four years since Judith and Andrew Jacobs first opened the shop at Moor Farm, and it has gone from strength to strength, the reason for this is that the level or service and quality of their local produce is simply unsurpassed. They took over the farm nineteen year ago, and could not have imagined that they would end up supplying their own sourced produce direct from their farmyard and that they would open the modern store that they moved into at the end of last year. Judith says “ we felt that the credibility and quality of our meat was being undermined and that was extremely important to us. It has always been our aim to offer high quality meat reared to the highest standards, we had no wish whatsoever to become massmarket food producers, hence we had to look for alternatives.” The beef and lamb being raised on their own farm, supplemented by the use of grazing land on the RSPB Whittlesey Marsh reserve. Little of what they sell has travelled more than a handful of miles. Even the pork, which they don’t rear themselves, is sourced from a likeminded farmer in South Lincs., and their range of high quality sausages are made on the premises. Among the variety of other specialities sold at the shop are pork pies from Manor

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Farm at Glatton, jams and chutneys from Sawtry, flowers from Milking Nook and walking sticks made in Newborough and lots more. Most of the fresh vegetables are produced on the farm and the rest travelling no further than Wisbech and Whittlesey. The cheese is the only thing that has travelled a little further, from the traditional areas of production. Judith and Andrew also offer free visits for school groups and is registered with both FACE and CEVAS. They regard this as an important contribution of the community. It’s not just the incredibly low food miles and quality of the produce that make a visit to Moor Farm so special, it’s attitude. “One of the benefits of the shop is that we have created a better and more honest link with our customers”, Judith said “we can relate to what they want and meet their needs, advice on preparation, cooking and recipes are just another part of the services”.

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Book Review - Books

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ovember is national Aviation History Month, a time when we all look to the skies and think of all that aviation has done for us. From taking us on holiday to winning wars, aeroplanes have played an important role in modern history. Here, we’ve got a series of truly great stories to celebrate. The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth Travelling home alone in his De Havilland Vampire from Germany on Christmas Eve 1957, an RAF pilot suffers complete electrical failure. Lost and low on fuel, he finds himself being led to safety by a WWII bomber. Once home, he learns that his ‘Shepherd’ was not all he seemed to be. This novella is beautifully written; a lovely story for Christmas time. Winged Victory by

V.M. Yeates Described as the aviation equivalent of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, this title is a moving story based on the author’s experiences of air combat in the First World War. Loneliness, fear and exhaustion feature prominently, as do women, excitement and comradeship. A classic of great war literature, Winged Victory is truly unforgettable.

Amy Johnson

by Constance Babington-Smith A fascinating story about a typist from Hull who became Britain’s pioneer female pilot. Inspiring the country after the Great War, Amy flew solo to Australia in 1930 in an open cockpit plane, with just a thermos and a packet of sandwiches. Sadly her plane disappeared over the Thames estuary in WWII and to this day the loss remains unexplained.

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for Plane Buffs

Propellerhead by

Antony Woodward In an attempt to become a hit with the ladies, the author sets about learning how to fly a microlight. Clearly, having his head in the clouds isn’t something that comes naturally to Woodward, and his memoir details horrifying and hilarious escapades, one after the other, including a near miss with a Battle of Britain fly-past. Un-putdownable for any wannabe pilot.

The Ghost of Flight 401 by John G. Fuller Based upon true events and thoroughly researched, this supernatural tale tells of the Lockheed L1011 Tri-star which crashed in the Florida Everglades back in 1972. Despite a loss of life, parts were salvaged and applied to other planes, upon which strange sightings and mysterious events begin to occur. A fantastic, if chilling, read. The Flying Book: Everything you’ve ever wondered about flying on airlines

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Travel

Yorkshire Dales Herriot and Emmerdale Country by Lorraine Mace ne of Britain’s most stunning areas, The Yorkshire Dales includes the superb Yorkshire Dales National Park. The charming villages, fabulous walking, climbing and caving are just a few of its numerous attractions.

which the Fell Beck stream flows.

It comprises 18 dales in total and the National Park, covering some 1,770 square km (680 square miles) has many nature reserves and is rich in wildlife including birds of prey, black grouse, skylarks, red squirrels and northern butterflies.

Extolled by John Ruskin, Turner and William Wordsworth, the triple Aysgarth Falls, on the River Ure in Wensleydale, are particularly spectacular during wet weather. Cautley Spout in the Howgill Fells, is England’s highest above ground waterfall and Kisdon Force can be found on the River Swale.

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Walkers are attracted by the 135 km (80 mile) Dales Way which passes through both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, as does Arthur Wainwright’s 354 km (220 mile) Coast to Coast Path. Other walks include the Pennine Way and the parallel Pennine Bridle Way. The famous Yorkshire Three Peaks are located at Whernside (736 metres), Ingleborough (723 metres) and Pen-y-ghent (694 metres). The gruelling Three Peaks Challenge involves a walking circuit of all three mountains (up to 42 km) to be completed in 12 hours. Extensive limestone cave systems make this area one of the best for caving enthusiasts in Britain with many open for public tours. One of the best known is the Gaping Gill system, a 105 metre (344 feet) deep pothole into

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The Dales Countryside Museum, housed in the converted Hawes railway station in Wensleydale, is one of five visitor centres; the others are located at Grassington, Malham, Reeth and the Aysgarth Falls.

The late 14th century Bolton Castle in Wensleydale has been used as a location for Ivanhoe, Elizabeth and Heartbeat. Other castles to visit include Richmond, Barnard and Middleham, once the boyhood home of Richard III. Situated on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey was founded in 1151 and the Church and the ruins of the Priory can be admired. The Cistercian Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden near Ripon is another outstanding attraction. Lovely Harrogate, only a short drive from the Dales has developed into a lively town with great shopping and public gardens, combined with superb heritage and architecture. Three miles from Harrogate are Ripley Castle and Gardens in a beautiful location.


Further towns and villages worthy of a visit include Settle, Sedbergh, Horton and Clapham, while the 117 km (73 mile) Settle and Carlisle railway line, built in the 1870s, is considered to be one of England’s most scenic. This stunning area attracts more than 13 million visitors annually and is a great magnet for television producers. It is the setting to Emmerdale and the backdrop to the James Herriot classic All Creatures Great and Small, for which the pretty Wensleydale village of Askrigg was transformed into the fictional village of Darrowby. The Dales are also featured in the films Calendar Girls and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

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November Feasts

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t’s a gloomy month, November. Halfway between summer and winter, dark mornings, dark evenings, rain, sleet, fog, mud, autumn chills... in short: yuk. It’s not all bad, mind. A really still and clear November day, with autumn leaves in full polychromatic splendour, can beat all especially as dusk begins to gather. I remember just such an evening a few years ago in the formal gardens at Fountains Abbey, where a giant copper beech in its best crimson stood on the edge of the ornamental lake. Its image was so perfect, so vivid, so minutely detailed in the crystal surface of the water that one could hardly tell reflection from reality. It was a moment of pure transcendence. Odd moments of enchantment aside, November can be pretty murky; which is perhaps why so many religions have festivals of light around then. As not all cultures use a 12-month calendar, dates are often flexible, but November generally starts with Diwali, the five-day Hindu festival of light. The word “diwali” literally means “row of lamps”, and the festival signifies the triumph of good over evil as instanced by the homecoming of Lord Rama after his victory over Ravana, the demon king. Meanwhile on November 1st it’s Celtic New Year and is the occasion of the winter slaughter, when surplus livestock are butchered and salted down. On an equally cheery note, England’s own festival of light on November 5th marks nothing more edifying than the hanging, drawing, and quartering of a bunch of hapless conspirators – you probably know who I mean. To redress this rather grisly balance, late November/ early December is the start of Hannukah, the Jewish festival of light, when the ninebranched menorah candelabras are lit. November is also the occasion for a number of feasts of the dead. The Christian month opens with All Saints, when prayers are offered for the intercession of those who have died and gone to Heaven, and is followed on November 2nd by All Souls, when prayers are offered on behalf of those who have died and not gone to Heaven.

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Samhain is also a feast of the dead and is claimed as the origin of many Hallowe’en customs such as carving turnip masks. (Because, of course, they didn’t have pumpkins in those days. But then they didn’t have turnips either until the 18th century, so maybe that bit was made up). Finally, on November 16th this year (but it can be in October or December) Muslims have eid-ul-adha, Great Eid, which isn’t actually a feast of the dead but commemorates the example of Ibrahim, who was ready to sacrifice his son Ismael at Allah’s behest. When Allah saw how faithful Ibrahim was he relented and commanded him to sacrifice a goat instead, so the slaughtering animals motif recurs here too. Still relevant today is the Norse feast of Ullr on November 27th. Ullr was the Norse god of hunting, who travelled around on skis – crosscountry rather than downhill; but if you’re off skiing this winter you might as well offer a prayer to Ullr asking him to keep you out of the orthopaedic ward. So that’s November. Plenty of excuses to banish the blues with a special dinner whether you’re Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Pagan or none of the above. And it all ends on November 28th (this year) with the first day of Advent, the official start of the countdown to Christmas. Mind you, the tinsel will have been up in Tesco long before then, so a premature merry jingle bells to you all.


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aving extensively researched the firewood market for the past two years “Olive Grove Nurseries” have decided to launch a partner business providing its own range of “Quality guaranteed seasoned Firewood logs” to local households and businesses. Our experience whilst researching the market was that the demand for firewood logs has grown tremendously over the past few years. Within the last year alone there have been 200,000 wood burning stoves installed in the UK. However supply of quality firewood can often be regarded as “dubious” to say the least. Many of the logs that people purchase are literally in the forest one day on your fireplace the next, the moisture content of those logs are far too high making the logs not only difficult to burn but also resulting in long term damage to flues and chimneys due to high amounts of resin build up. One of our major concerns when looking at the firewood market was the difficulties that people were experiencing with transportation and the delivery of the firewood. The options that people are given when purchasing firewood seem to fall around;

Customers buying small 13kg net bags from the local petrol station Inevitably meaning that customers are purchasing firewood that is wet and in a poor condition and can only be purchased in small batches. Bulk buying half or full van loads of logs The issues faced here are how you transport one or even two tons of loose firewood into your log storage area? And even more, what if you have had a full day at work; is that what you would call an ideal, practical scenario.

Internet purchases of builders bags typically 0.8m2 However, once again there is the same issue of transporting the firewood from one place to the next. Most delivery companies will not move the logs for you but rather leave the load of logs on the kerbside creating more work than needed for the respective customer. Our approach here at The Firewood Factory is rather simple, helping to create a pleasant and professional service for our customers. We guarantee that our seasoned logs are to a moisture content of below 28% for better burning and quality assured service. Our kiln dried logs are as low as 20% moisture content. What we have done here at the Firewood Factory is developed a unique sack barrow bag (45x45x90cm) that typically holds the equivalent of 8-9 net bags. The added advantage to buying the firewood logs from us rather than the equivalent net bags that are found at local petrol stations is that we guarantee that our logs have been properly seasoned, and that our firewood is delivered by us right to your door, we even go the extra mile and transport the barrow bags filled with firewood to your chosen final destination or log storage area upon delivery.

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The East of England Christmas Festival The Ultimate Christmas Shopping Experience The East of England Christmas Festival is the perfect event to get the festive season off to a flying start and for you to begin your Christmas shopping. The Festival is being held over three days this year – 12th, 13th and 14th November - at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. Discounted tickets are being offered for the first day of the Show, Friday 12th. The Festival will be all in one, heated, building, in the fabulous exec Peterborough exhibition centre. Now in its sixth year, the Christmas Festival offers a unique shopping experience, with over 250 craft and gift stands. Visitors to the Festival will have the perfect opportunity to discover a whole host of quality gift ideas for both friends and family. There are many services which are new for 2010. These include having your purchases gift wrapped, with proceeds donated to Sue Ryder and Macmillan Cancer Support and a

Food and Craft demonstration stage, with ideas for the Festive period. The Christmas Festival Food Hall will feature some of the best local and re-

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gional speciality products, and you will also be able to enjoy a delicious, festive meal in the festival restaurant, knowing that all the food has been sourced under the Showground’s Food Direct from the Farm scheme. Younger visitors will especially enjoy visiting Father Christmas in his grotto as well as being able to get their picture taken with him and the festive fun continues with Punch and Judy, Stilt Walkers and Face Painting. You will also be able to purchase a slice of the delicious cake, from a recipe devised by local school children. The Junior Schools Seasonal Festive Cake Challenge has involved school children from across the region, who have devised their favourite cake recipe. The entries will be judged by professional chefs from the Academy of Culinary Arts and the winning cakes will be sold at the Festival, with all the profits from the sales going to the winning schools. For ticket bookings please call 0845 600 5445. Tickets are priced at £4.00 for adults on Friday and £5.00 for adults on Saturday and Sunday. Children under 16 are free on all three days. Gates open from 9am – 5pm (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Car Parking is FREE . For general information about the Festival telephone 01733 234451 or visit www.showground.org.uk


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Health Food Facts by Lorraine Mace

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e are bombarded daily with information about how to maintain a healthy diet, but how many of the so-called facts we take as gospel are really true? Frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables are not as nutritious as fresh This all depends on how the fresh produce has been kept. If it has languished in the fridge for a week then it may not even have as much nutritional value as tinned or frozen. Generally speaking, though, frozen or tinned produce has as many vitamins as fresh.

Vegetarians don’t eat enough protein because they avoid meat Vegetarians usually eat a wide variety of protein-rich foods, such as legumes, dried peas, beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds and soy products.

All fibre prevents heart disease Studies have shown that it’s only soluble fibre, found in products such as oat bran, oatmeal, beans, peas, lentils, apples, strawberries and citrus fruit that appears to lower cholesterol. Insoluble fibre, found in wheat bran, whole grain products, fruit and vegetables, hasn’t been directly linked to boosting heart health, but it is believed to help prevent certain cancers, such as colon cancer, so has other health benefits.

All vegetable oils are good for the heart This is a sweeping statement and one often quoted, but not all vegetable oils are good for you. Coconut, palm and palm kernel oils (often found in packaged goods, such as biscuits and cakes) contain saturated fats, which can be detrimental to maintaining a healthy heart. The same is true of vegetable oils which have been hydrogenated (or partially hydrogenated). It’s essential to

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read the nutrition panels on labels. The words ‘partially hydrogenated’ indicate the inclusion of trans-fatty acids, which aren’t good for your heart. On the other hand, extra-virgin olive oil, canola, safflower, sunflower and corn oils contain polyunsaturated fats, which are believed to help lower cholesterol. The same goes for peanut oil, but that should only be used if you are certain there is no one in the family with a peanut allergy.

A low-fat diet guarantees weight loss Low-fat does not necessarily mean lowcalorie. If we’re talking about a low-fat diet with a high intake of fruit, vegetables and fibre-rich foods, then yes, the title might well be true because they not only are lowcalorie but are also filling. But what about the huge array of low-fat products calling to us from the supermarket shelves? We need to read the labels instead of assuming that they’ll be good for weight loss. Many of these products have a high sugar content. Another thing to look for is the fibre content. If this is low then you may feel hungry soon after eating because it isn’t filling enough. After all, pure sugar is fat free but nobody is going to believe that will fill you up and help you lose weight. As with most things in life, exercising commonsense is the best guide to healthy living.


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BEFRIENDING We are expanding our successful Befriending Service

Would you like a regular visit for a friendly chat? This is a free service for people over 50 years For more information please contact Deb or Val on 01733 564185 E.mail: d.page@acpeterborough.org.uk Website: www.acpeterborough.org.uk Registered Charity No 1080030 Age Concern Peterborough is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales 3943067

Ostomistics Support Group We are a support group for anyone with a Colostomy, Lleostomy or Urostomy. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 2 -4 pm at Stanground Community Centre, Whittlesey Road, Peterborough. It's free to join and refreshments are provided. Contact Heather 01733 768332 or Email ostomistics@btinternet.com Ostomistics is an affiliated member of Peterborough Council for Voluntary Services

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Computer Tips Finding files on your computer. Have you ever saved a file and cannot remember where you saved it? Just follow the tip below that relates to your operating system and you will be able to locate it. By the way, an operating system is software that allows you to use your computer. An example would be Windows XP, Windows 7 or Mac OSX. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7: 1) Move your mouse to the “Start Menu” and click the left mouse button. A menu appears which contains an area that allows you to type in the file that you want to find.

2) Enter the name of the file you are looking for. 3) A list of file names will appear in the window above showing all the file names relating to the word you entered. You can also find programs in the same way. If you are using Mac OSX: 1) From the finder menu bar at the top, click on FILE and then click on FIND. 2) A window appears titled, “SEARCHING THIS MAC”. Just type in the file you are looking for and the file or files will be displayed. If you have any questions just contact us by phone on 07972 854631 or email at support@wrensoftware.com or visit www.wrensoftware.com. Scott Wren Wren Software.

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For November 2010 - By Astrologer Christine Chalklin Celestial movements during November- The new moon in dark and mysterious Scorpio on the 6th urges us to delve deep into the unconscious. New moons are all about new beginnings and building new foundations, this profound energy will give us the determination to make the changes that are necessary for our positive development. Venus and Mercury start the month with the Sun in powerful Scorpio, heightening our power to let go and to regenerate. Fiery Mars, planet of energy and motivation, is in optimistic and truth seeking Sagittarius. Broader vision, optimism and a fresh perspective are the cosmic gifts to everyone this month. SCORPIO OCT.24 - NOV.22 Your birthday month starts off packed with excitement, with the love planet Venus still in your sign, some steamy and passionate romance could well be on the cards! Mars stirs up finances and with maverick Uranus and bountiful Jupiter in optimistic aspect, there could be surprises and new opportunities on the work front.

SAGITTARIUS NOV. 23 - DEC. 21 Jupiter your ruler has moved back into the domestic area of your chart. Uranus the planet of the unexpected is also close at hand and this could mean radical changes on the home front. Passionate Mars is in your sign, and restless energy will keep you on your toes as you plan for new adventures, in all areas of life.

CAPRICORN DEC. 22 - JAN. 20 Saturn, your ruling planet, is at the highest point in your solar chart. Goals and ambitions are very much on your mind right now. Mars stirs up restless energy and brings great temptation to break out of lifeless aspects of your career. After the new moon on the 6th opportunities and new insights come your way.

AQUARIUS JAN. 21 - FEB. 18 Three planets in determined Scorpio at the top of your chart, give you an overwhelming sense of ambition this month. Your ruler, the unpredictable Uranus, is travelling close to expansive Jupiter and they have both returned to your financial sector. Expect surprises in this area - Jupiter is known to bring good fortune!

PISCES FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 Expansive Jupiter is now back in your sign, bringing optimism and hope to all areas of your life. Three planets in determined Scorpio heighten your sense of adventure and with Mars in the far-reaching sign of Sagittarius, you could now be planning exciting new adventures and journeys into the unknown.

ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Money matters continue to be key until after the new moon on the 6th, which falls in the financial area of your chart. Make sure all lose ends are tied up, get professional help if you need it. Get ready for Mars bursting through Sagittarius bringing a boost of confidence and stimulating a desire to broaden horizons.

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TAURUS APRIL 21 - MAY 21 Relationships of all kinds are in focus this month - big time! The New moon on the 6th in your opposite sign brings enlightenment and new beginnings. You are probably ready for a change by now. Mars in your financial sector, urges you check out your resources, make sure everything is as it should be.

GEMINI MAY 22 - JUNE 21 Stern Saturn is advancing in the area of your chart generally reserved for fun and games! Don’t let this dampen your plans, when used wisely, Saturn is essential for structure and new foundations. Creative projects may also seem stunted, but plan carefully and this could be your best time ever.

CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 Motivational Mars is charging through the work and daily routine sector of your chart, causing you to re think and re-evaluate most of your plans. Your creativity is still at an all time high and the new moon on the 6th brings inspiration and innovation. It’s time for new projects and planning ahead.

LEO JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 Expansive Jupiter and the Maverick planet Uranus, have wandered back into the financial area of your chart. A total review may now be needed, are you making the best of your resources? Expect the unexpected, and after Jupiter turns direct on the 19th a financial surprise could be coming your way!

VIRGO AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 Home and family are on the agenda this month. Energetic Mars triggers this very personal area of your chart and may well stir up annoyance and confrontation. You may have to stand your ground and fight for your beliefs. With a Scorpio emphasis, communication should be direct and profound.

LIBRA SEPT. 23 - OCT. 23 Communication and your career are both enjoying the spotlight this month. Motivational Mars is charging through optimistic Sagittarius, bringing exciting new ways of getting your message across. Saturn, now firmly established in your sign helps you to restructure and build new foundations, paving the way to success.


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un sign astrology gives a lighthearted overview for all 12 signs, but is just a small part of the wonders of this ancient science and wisdom Would you like to know more about yourself by understanding your very own cosmic map? Your astrology chart helps you become self aware and helps you to tune in to your highest potential.

Find some answers to your questions around romance, career change, partnerships and business decisions. Whatever you face, astrological insight can help you look at things in a new light and with an entirely new perspective. Contact me now for a personal forecast. I can provide you with a framework for making more sense of your life by working with energising and productive planetary cycles. Gain insight on how to handle situations more effectively and turn challenges into positive experiences.

Swim with the cosmic tides rather than against them!

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Kids Puzzle Sums: 75, 75, 9. Missing Nos. from left to right, top to bottom:

5,7,4,1,2,1,1,9,4,7. Riddle: His Breath! Anagrams: Squirrel, Cold, Windy, Scarf, Harvest, Bonfires, Leaves.

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Useful Contact Numbers Local Services: Thorpe Wood Police Station Tel: 0845 4564564 Peterborough City Council Tel: 01733 747474 Noise Complaint 01733 4534571

Stagecoach in Peterborough Tel: 01733 554575 National Rail Enquiries Tel: 0845 7484950 Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 01733 558383 Samaritans Tel: 01733 312727

Anti-Sociable Behaviour Tel: 01733 385099

Child Line Tel: 0800 1111 Peterborough Central Library Sue Ryder Fund Raising Tel: 01733 864280 Tel: 01733 330060 Post Office Customer Local Chemists: Helpline The Co-Op Pharmacy, Tel: 0845 7740740 Stanground. Tel: 01733 343678 Peterborough Tourist Information Tel: 01733 452336

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Halls the Chemist, Peterborough Road. Tel. 01733 380380

Local Doctors: Botolph Bridge Comm. Health Centre. Tel: 774500 Bushfield Health Centre, Orton Goldhay. Tel: 01733 391022 Nene Valley Medical Practice, Orton Goldhay Tel: 01733 366600 Old Fletton Surgery, Rectory Gardens. Tel: 01733 343137 Stanground Surgery, Whittlesey Road. Tel: 01733 568569 Walk-In City Care Centres Thorpe Road. PE3 6DB Tel: 01733 293800 Alma Road. PE1 3FG Tel: 01733 758388


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LANDMARK moment was celebrated last month when a £20.6 million contract was signed to start the construction of a new school in Orton. The new Ormiston Bushfield Academy, which will have specialist status in mathematics, sport and performing arts; will be an exciting state-of-the-art building in Orton Goldhay. Principal Eric Winstone, who was at the signing ceremony at Peterborough Town Hall, said: “This is the final part of a long process in order to make a new learning community. This project will benefit not only our students but also adults. The community in Orton will be able to use the 21st century building’s facilities, which will be open seven days a week.” The former Bushfield Community College became an academy in September 2009. It is hoped the investment in the school, which has enjoyed an improvement in exam results for the last two years, will benefit the surrounding area. Councillor John Holdich, city council cabinet member for education, skills and university, said: “This academy will rejuvenate the Orton area which hasn’t had the best of reputations. Our job is to raise the standard of education of young people in Peterborough – after all, they are our future.”

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Works timeline: CONSTRUCTION firm Kier will start work at the site of the new Ormiston Bushfield Academy on Monday, December 6. Work is expected to take about 18 months, ready for the start of term in September 2012. Once complete, the old buildings will be demolished to make way for an outdoor landscaped area. The 9,713 square metre academy will accommodate 950 students, an increase from the current 730 capacity. It will include a 524 square metre library and centres catering for young people and early years.

Principal Eric Winstone said: “My team and I worked with the architects on the design of the school. What we think we have got is a traditional learning environment in modern facilities.” The academy, sponsored by the Ormiston Children and Families Trust, will feature a curved building with a modern glass entrance.


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Your Local Events A guide to what’s on in your area

November

December

1st November to 19th December Burghley House, Stamford Enjoy the build up to Christmas at Burghley with shopping and festive food. Gift shop and Orangery Restaurant open Wednesdays to Sundays. Call 01780 752451

6th Ferry Meadows Firework Fiesta 2010 Ticket Hotline 01733 452336 or visit webpage www.fireworkfiesta.com Gates open 4pm

14th Coronation Hall, Market Deeping Fun 2 Dance are holding a fun Tea Dance. If you enjoy Ballroom, Latin American or Sequence dancing, then this is for you. Only £3 per person. For more information call Cheryl on 359450 or 07961 486933

20tH @ 7.30PM Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre Company The Drifters in Concert This dynamic non-stop show combines classic songs, top flight choreography and world class musicians with some of the group's newer material from recent releases as well as the stunning new track 'Do You Dream of Me.' For further details call 01780 766455

26th The Cresset - Ladies Night Thrills, spills and rippling torsos What more could a girl ask for? For further information call 01733 265705

27th Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre Company THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW If you were not already a fan before the blockbuster film Walk the Line… chances are you probably are now. This passionate tribute concert is packed full of Cash classics. Tel: 01780 766455

27th Austin Hall, Main Street, Yaxley Social Dance Evening organised by ‘Fun 2 Dance’. For more details see page 5.

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1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 18th 19th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Nene Valley Railway Santa Specials where the whole family will enjoy themselves on this Christmas outing. Advanced Bookings only. Call 01780 784444 for more details

4th The Cresset Theatre Jimmy Carr Laughter Therapy Call 265705

5th @ 2pm Peterborough Museum Yuletide Peterborough Tour - Travel back to the middle ages and find out how Christmas have been celebrated 600 years ago. For more details call 01733 864663

7th Carols with Salvation Army at Bridge Street. For more details call 452280 10th @ 9pm The Cherry Tree, Oundle Road, Fletton Hooker - The legendary famous, talented rock band. For more details contact tel. 703495

10th The Cresset

That’ll be the Day! The nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns with their ‘Christmas Production’. Call 265705 14th @ 7.30pm Candlelit Ghost Tour The tour is led by a costumed guide explaining the various paranormal happenings.

Please mention ‘The Viewer’ when contacting any of the above 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.


Orton Library Fireworks Storytime Tuesday 2nd November 10.00am – 11.00am Learn how to shop online and avoid all the Christmas queues. Tuesday 30th November 11am – 12pm and Thursday 2nd December 5.30pm – 6.30pm Story telling with Hilary Spiers Join us at the library to relax and unwind at our adult story telling event with Hilary Spiers, local author of ‘the Hour Glass’. Wednesday 24th November at 10.00am to 11.00am. To book your free place call the events team on (01733) 864287 2010 Best Reads Thursday 25th November 6pm -7pm Come along to find out which books Peterborough reading groups have awarded top marks. New Police Surgery Held every Wednesday between 3pm – 5pm. Come along for help and advice from your local policing team.

Christmas Fayre. At Stanground College on Saturday 27th November between 11am to 3pm.

Library Times & Regular Events Orton Library, Orton Goldhay Opening Times: Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9.30 - 5.00pm Thursday 9.30am - 7.00pm Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm Saturday 10am - 3.00pm

Regular Events: Absolute Beginners’ Computer Courses Wednesdays and Friday at 10.30am to 12.00pm

Junior Reading Groups Meet monthly at 3.45 various dates. For further information call Tel. 864280

Adult Reading Groups Meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 10am and last Thursday at 5.45pm.

Rhymetime Every Mondays at 10.30 to 11am

Story-Times for under fives Have fun listening to stories, sticking and colouring. Tues. and Thurs. 10 -10.30am, Saturday 11.00am to 12.00pm

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INDEX of Advertisers Accounting Services TaxAssist Accountants Activity Farms: Pigeons Farm Aerials & Satellites Aerials 4 U Advance Aerials Blinds Blinds in Harmony Bluebell Blinds Sunline Blinds Bridal & Special Wear A Formal Affair Harvey’s Bridal Boutique Rhema by Design Carpet & Flooring Hampton Carpets & Flooring Carpenters LM Carpentry & Joinery S. Hulatt Carpentry & Joinery Chauffeur Services Jones Wedding & Luxury Chauffeur Children’s Shoes Zebedee Shoes Chiropodists The Longueville Clinic Cleaning Services Belle Casa Cleaning Doctor Daily Poppins Four Seasons Cleaning Services Stainbusters Complete Clean

Computers Services 1to1 Computer Training Wren Software Craft & Haberdashery Art & Stitch Pondskipper Crafts Dance & Exercise Classes Jazzercise Domestic Appliances G.B. Domestics (UK) Driving Lessons Fastlane Driving School Electrician MM Electrical Services Entertainment Fun 2 Dance - Social Dance Eve. Estate Agents: Hunters of York

Farm Shops 60 Moor Farm Meats Farm Shop 19 Fascias, Soffits & Guttering Titan Roofline 37 Fashion 55 Rush a Buy Baby Swanky Rags 49 Financial Services 14 Minerva Financial Services 63 Buy My Debt Flowers and Gifts 24 Keepsakes of Yaxley 26 Furniture & Soft Furnishings 24 D&M Furniture Fusion 15 Wicker World Garage Doors: Ridgeway 38 Garden Nurseries & Services 36 Olive Grove Nurseries Peterborough Paving/Patios 27 Scenic Gardens Tom Smith Garden Design 19 Wyndham Landscapes Glazier: RA Baker 3 Hair & Beauty Nu Skin 49 Root 66 Hair & Beatury 71 Sam Roberts Wedding Hair 71 Sapphire Smooth 3 Swanky Cutz 39 The Tanning Lounge Health, Fitness & Lifestyle 3 Amanda Allport Skincare 60 Andy’s Personal Training Ashwood Chiropractic Clinic 7 Athena Holistics 7 Serendipity Wellbeing Sport Physio & Back Care 57 Kitchens, Beds. & Bathrooms 35

Abc interiors Kitchens & Bathrooms Hurford & Tebbutt Kits.& Beds

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Motor Services 65 PNP Autofix Phil’s Tyres 36 Pet Services

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5 Haybarn Countrystore 61 Pharmacists: Halls the Chemist

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Amblewood Boarding Kennel

Photographers Dave Porter Photography Plant Services: RTC Plant Plumbing & Heating Services Jones Heating K. Williams Plumbing & Heating P.E.P. Heating & Plumbing Private Education Explore Learning Property Maintenance B. Rollings Decorating Chirs Home & Garden Double glazing Repairs KP Home Improvements Ltd. Oakdaale Decorators Rodney Hall Plastering M. Avory Carpenter & Builder Restaurants, Pubs & Takeaways Haycock Hotel Lakeside Café Maharanis Indian Restaurant Marrakech Moroccan Mum’s Kitchen The Cherry Tree The Falcon Inn Roofing: Ascot Roofing Shopping Centre/Store Londis - Orton Superstore Rivergate Shopping Centre Solar Energy: Solar Creations Taxis: White Knight Cars Ltd. Teacher Recruiting Agency Vision for Education Tilers & Tiles Supply Paul Smith Ceramics Tile Store Upton Ceramics Theatre Arts Schools Stagecoach Trade Associations Safelocaltrades.com Tree Surgery Fraser Tree Surgery & Garden Veterinary Practice:Vet Savers Windows, Doors & Cons. Prism Conservatories Profile Windows & Conservatory

Advertising and Distribution Distribution: The Viewer is delivered to two alternating areas of the PE2 postcode. All odd numbered months it goes to the Ortons and on the even numbered months the directory goes to homes in Stanground, Fletton & Woodston.

To Advertise: Please call or email Ellie Melillo - 01733 330658/ellie@the-viewer.co.uk The Viewer, 17 Sebrights Way, South Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 9BT Tel: 01733 330658 email: ellie@the-viewer.co.uk Web: www.theviewer.org.uk

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ORTON SUPERSTORE

2-3 MATLEY CENTRE, ORTON BRIMBLES, PETERBOROUGH. PE2 5YQ

Tel: 01733 235163 This store offers great value, Groceries and Services including: ♦ INSTORE PROMOTION ♦ OFF LICENCE ♦ NATIONAL LOTTERY & SCRATCH CARDS ♦ PAY-POINT ♦ E-TOP-UP

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Free Customer Car Park Available Open 7 Days a Week Mon - Fri 7.00am - 8.30pm Saturday 7.30am - 8.30pm & Sunday 7.30am - 6pm

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With your support, over the last few years, we have been able to support many charity projects. These projects, included, St. Junes Church, Netherton (£1000), St. Botolph’s Church, Longthorpe (£1000), Sue Ryder Care (£1,803.36), Local Pre-School, Asia Tsunami, Peterborough Lionns Club etc. When you order from one of our Maharanis Restaurants you are not only supporting one of our local charities, rest assured you are also guaranteed quality food, service and excellent value for money. Needles to say, if you have a charity close to your heart, please do not hesitate to discuss it with us.

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