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October 2011

Your local guide to local businesses

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Rhema By Design Ltd. Heavenly dresses at down to earth prices Alternative Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids, Prom & Evening dresses, Ball Gowns, Cocktail Dresses & Ladies Cruise Attire, Tiaras, Matching Shoes & Accessories

NEW SHOW ROOM NOW OPEN 76 Central Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough. PE1 4LH

01733 266356 or 07840 317910 Email: rhemabydesign@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.rhemabydesign.com

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Open 7 Days a Week

Tel: 01733 390620 Studio No. 4, No. 4 Matley Centre, Orton Brimbles, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. PE2 5YQ Web: www.studion4.com Please mention The Viewer when responding to adverts

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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your October edition of ‘The Viewer’. Autumn is in the air and it feels that the kids have just returned to school and half term is already looming. Don’t fret, I know it seems a mammoth task to keep them entertained, but we are here to help! We have included lots of activities and fun things to do, such as a visit to Pigeon Farm, they have lots of activities and events going on throughout October (page 13) or if you feel artistic, there’s a FREE Craft Demonstration of stunning Christmas creations (page 55) and lots more on page 52. There is a new Walking Group in Woodston. This is part of Peterborough’s ’Walking for Health Scheme organised by Vivacity - so if you enjoy walking , would like to explore the city’s nature and keep fit, see page 10 for details. It’s that time again, The East of England Autumn Show is coming to town on 9th October. If you would like to win a family ticket and enjoy a great day out, please go to page 44 for details. But don’t delay you just have a few days. I will ensure to get the tickets to the winners by the 5th. We now have a new monthly revamped beauty article (pages 34 & 35). I hope you find it informative and also, enjoy all our other articles. However, if you have any suggestions, ideas or comments you would like to make about the magazine then please contact me, I will be happy to hear from you. Have a great October and a spooky Halloween!

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Tel: 01733 330658 Email: ellie@theviewer.org.uk Web: www.theviewer.org.uk

Contents Page Business Feature 53

37 Studio No.4 Hair & Beauty

Regular Articles 8 14 16 18 20 21 22 30 34/35 48

Recipe: Cherry Fudge Book Review: Best books for Halloween Gardening: Amazing Autumn Colour Tips for your Pet: Preventative Pet Care Travel: St. Lucia Poet’s Corner - What Mum always Said Humour: Long live the underdog Motor Review: Quiet Disasters Beauty: Buy Beauty for Less Monthly Horoscopes

Local Information 6 & 10 27 - 29 24 & 36 44 42 & 46 50 52/53

Local Information Your Local Trades Local Information East of England Autumn Show Local Information Useful Contact Nos. Your Local and Library Events

Puzzles 12 Children’s Puzzle Page 38/45 Adults Puzzle Page/Sudoku

Special Features 40 Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Cherry F udg e Win a Family Ticket H a lSl oe ew epeang eT8r e a t

to The East of England Autumn show - page 44

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


ANDY’S PERSONAL TRAINING IS FOR YOU, IF YOU WANT TO

Get fit or fitter! Lose Weight - Andy is a Nutrition Adviser Look good for a special occasion Tone your-self up - Achieve your fitness goals Do corrective exercise / Get motivated & confident Get back into shape after pregnancy / injury To get fitter or better for sporting event Train at home, local park or at a large Peterborough Gym

www.andyhardingpersonaltraining.co.uk

Tel: 07801371628

UtÜutÜtËá fxã@ fxã@\Ç Seamstress Whether you need a garment making or require alterations

Call or email Tel: 761502 or 07740 344010 watson_barbara@yahoo.co.uk

G.B. DOMESTIC (UK) Sales & Service • • • • •

Dishwashers Washing Machines Electric Cookers Fridges/Freezers Tumble Driers

Tel: 01733 205877/ 07941 754721 All repairs carried out by Ex-Hotpoint Engineer with 32 years experience - at competitive prices

Carpet Cleaning Services Peterborough The ultimate in carpet & upholstery cleaning Stain removal & leather cleaning For a free quote call

Tel: 01733 890002 or 07763 474160 Email: carpet.clinic@yahoo.com www.carpet-clinic.co.uk

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pre-pubescent, cheeky Sam, the belligerent OAP Albert and the precocious infant Baby. “Simply put, Zerdin is the man who can make ventriloquism look cool” The Stage

With his winning combination of charm, impeccable comic timing and continual audience interaction there will not be a dry eye in the house. Paul Zerdin always delivers a ‘set closer’ that involves some serious audience participation!

“If you thought the words BRILLIANT and VENTRILOQUIST could not exist in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education ....” Evening Standard

Paul Zerdin

To book your ticket or for further information call 01780 766455 www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

Is coming to the Stamford Corn Exchange on Sunday 16th October with

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ith more than 3 million hits on YouTube and guest appearances on Comedy Rocks and the Royal Variety Performance, Paul Zerdin is, without doubt, one of the most talented ventriloquists in the world. Following 2 sold-out years at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Zerdin embarked on his first UK tour in 2010 and this year sees him return to the live arena this Autumn, taking SPONGE FEST to previously uncharted venues. ”Pure audience gratifying magic” Time Out

With his fresh twist on this traditional comedy art, Paul Zerdin is constantly breaking new ground in his shows which seamlessly blur performance with reality. Zerdin uses his ventriloquism skills to such effect that his audience play an integral part in the show, working alongside his puppet characters – the

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Ann, Jess & Staff welcome you to...

THE CHERRY TREE Where we serve quality food at sensible prices Senior Citizens Special Monday to Friday - 12pm to 2pm Main Course £4.25 2 Course Lunch £5.50 Early Bird Specials 2 main meals £10 (from the Specials Board)

Function Room available for Private Parties / Private Catering by request

Sunday Lunches Served 12pm to 3.30pm 2 courses £8.95, 3 Courses £10.95

Call Ann or Tina on 01733 703495 The Cherry Tree, 9 Oundle Road, Peterborough

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Traditionally home-reared and locally sourced meat and poultry for your Festive Celebrations! Join in the festive cheer with a Granary Christmas Lunch or Evening Meal. NOW taking Christmas Bookings See website for more information

Tel: 01780 740261 (Farm Shop) / 01780 749483 (The Granary Café) Willow Brook Farm, Scotsman Lodge, Stamford Road, Peterborough. PE6 7EL www.willowbrookfarmshop.co.uk

Granary Open: Tuesday to Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday 8.30am - 5pm & Sunday 9am - 4pm Farm Shop Open: Tuesday to Friday 7am - 5.30pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

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ABC Quality Meats A Traditional Family Butchers offering a choice of excellent quality meats and frozen foods all at extremely competitive prices. Catch our Meat Van in Ham Lane (near Ferry Meadows) every Saturday or visit our Brand New Shop: 12 Sable Way, Edgerley Drain Road, Peterborough. PE1 5EJ Visit our website for more details

Matley Takeaway Peking and Cantonese Cuisine to Takeaway Unit 1, Matley, Orton Brimbles, Peterborough.

Tel: (01733) 232311

www.abcmeats.co.uk • Open 7 days a week to Everyone • Free Parking

BUSINESS HOURS: Sunday to Thursday: Friday and Saturday: Bank Holidays: Tuesday:

5.00pm - 10.30pm 12 noon - 1.30pm & 5.00pm - 10.30pm 5.00pm - 10.30pm Closed

Credit Cards accepted: Minimum Value £7.00

LAKESIDE CAFE & BAR Next to the Watersport Centre, Ferry Meadows

Tel: 01733 370293 lakesidecafeandbar@yahoo.co.uk www.lakesidecafeandbar.blogsport.com Please mention The Viewer when responding to adverts

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Local Information

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Walk With Us and your iPhone at

Woodston Ponds … A new free iPhone health walk app features a route at the picturesque Woodston Ponds. You don’t need an iPhone to enjoy the walk as it is now a regular group walk led by a health walk leader. Four pleasant walks through Peterborough’s green spaces are now available as a free i-phone app which guides walkers along the routes. The app provides information about the walks and points of interest along the way. People can follow the guided route at their own pace and don’t have to worry about getting lost because they can see where they are and where to go next at every step of the way. “The idea is to reach people who might not normally explore the city’s nature and encourage them to enjoy the green spaces on their doorstep. We hope the iPhone app will encourage people to switch off the TV and get outside instead.” Says Janine Starling of Peterborough Environment City Trust, the charity behind the app.

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One of the walks is in Woodston. The 40-minute walk is around Woodston Ponds, previously used by British Sugar and now an important local nature reserve. The route is also featured as a health walk attended by local people once a month. Nicky McCready, Sports Development Officer helped develop the health walks app. “Walking at a brisk pace using the Walk Peterborough app will help people to get fit. It also links closely to the new ‘Walk With Us’ scheme in the city which encourages people to walk regularly in groups supervised by walk leaders.” The Woodston Walk is led by Penny Fletcher every third Saturday of the month at 10am. It is a great way to get active and meet people who enjoy walking in your area. For more information, contact Penny Fletcher on 07748018773 or email penny.fletcher@pect.org.uk.


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Flowers & Gifts

Funeral Tributes

Bouquets

Wedding Flowers

Christmas Wreaths

Hand Tied Designs Gifts

FREE Local Delivery

4 The Parade, Lawson Avenue, Stanground, Peterboorugh. PE2 8PW

Tel: 01733 209777 / 07789 220999 Please mention The Viewer when responding to adverts

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Children’s Activity Farm A traditional farmyard with 28 acres of grass paddocks and play areas

Tel: 01733 271020 Web: www.pigeonsfarm.co.uk Email: info@pigeonfarm.co.uk

3rd - Happy Clays pottery painting workshop 11am to 1pm 6th - Equestrian table top tack sale 6pm to 9pm (ring to book table) 14th - Happy Clays pottery painting halloween lanterns 11am to 1pm 25th - Krafty Crafts Bear building workshop am and pm 26th - Happy Clays - Pottery Painting for Christmas 27th - Guy Fawkes making afternoon and pumpkin lanterns. 28th - Happy Clays pottery 11am 28th - Evening Bonfire party with quiet fireworks 7pm - 9pm 29th & 30th Face painting all day and Best Halloween outfit Half Term - Witches Lair - enter if you dare! Quizzes and more!

Pigeons Farm, Wisbech Road, Thorney, Peterborough. PE6 0TD

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GARDENING

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Patio’s and Driveways Decking and Fencing Turfing and Planting Tree Work Brickwork Commercial and Domestic

AUTUMN LAWN CARE & AERATION Aerating (mechanically punching thousands of holes in to the lawn) benefits the soil in the following ways: • Loosens compacted soil and increases the availability

of water and nutrients. • Enhances oxygen levels in the soil, stimulating root

growth and enhancing beneficial bacteria in the soil to multiply and feed the grass. • Allows water to drain away from surface reducing the incidence of moss. • The physical action of aerating severs roots and stimulates new roots to fill up the holes • Increases drought tolerance and improves overall health.

Aeration is best carried out in the Autumn. It is advisable to over-seed and top dress with sand: soil dressing if budget allows.

Free no obligation design and quotation

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

“Free Autumn Feed when you book Aeration this month”

ProLawnCare Ltd Services Phone 01480 812393 www.prolawncare.co.uk.

Your Local Electrician Lights, Sockets, Immersion Heaters, Showers, Electrical Faults, etc.

30 years experience Large and small jobs welcome

For a friendly & reliable service call Mick on Tel: 263605 or 07790 860323

Transform Drives Block Paving & Patio Specialist DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, PATHS etc. Repairs to existing work

Contact Terry on 01733 340586 / 07791 198403 transform-drives@hotmail.com Please mention The Viewer when responding to adverts

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Monthly Tips for your Pet Reducing The Cost of Preventative Pet Care

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here is often a preconception that Vets bills are very expensive, even if a visit is required simply for a pets annual vaccination booster. But why is that, is it because vets are actually very expensive, is it because we have free healthcare for humans and so have nothing to reference the cost of pet care against or is it because a trip to the vets always results in a lump sum needing to be paid in one go? Most of us pay for the things we know we will need throughout the year in small monthly payments, things like insurance, utilities and taxes. So why not apply this to the cost of preventative care for your pet? This is exactly what some Vets are now doing by offering their customers the option to pay a set amount by direct debit every month, that covers the cost of their pet/s basic preventative care for a whole year. So what is a years worth of preventative care? This will differ dependant on the species of your pet, however once your pet has had it’s initial vaccination course the below is a guide to what your Vet will normally recommend for basis preventative care. Cats - Preventative flea treatment given monthly - Worming treatment given every 3 months - Vaccine booster against Flu, Enteritis and Leu kaemia every year Dogs - Preventative flea treatment given monthly - Worming treatment given every 3 months - Vaccine booster against Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis every year

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Rabbits - Worming treatment given every 3 months - Vaccine booster against Viral Haemorrhagic Disease every 6 months - Vaccine booster against Myxomatosis every year Preventative care schemes vary in what they offer and what they cost, they will also usually be reflective of not just species but of the size of the breed. Some also have added benefits such as discounts off nonpreventative treatments and products, like a loyalty bonus for signing up to monthly payments, which can be of great benefit if your pet has an ongoing condition. So why not see what your local practice is doing and make vets bills that little bit less scary.


Amblewood Boarding Kennels, Cattery and Dog Grooming Salon

We are located on the A1073 between Eye & Crowland

01733 810888

Set in 4 acres of landscape gardens, come and visit us‌. No appointments necessary! American Farm, Oxney Road, Peterborough. PE1 5YR Visit: www.amblewoods.co.uk or

call 01733 222381

We do all our own breeding of rabbits and guinea pigs. Hamsters, lovely fluffy bunny rabbits and squeaky guinea pigs all waiting for lots of cuddles. We also stock lovely runs and houses, feeds, bowls, hay/straw, sawdust, treats, toys. Every need catered for. Dog, cat, chicken, parrot, bird and wild bird feed also available, so why not come and have a look!

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Travel

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What Mum Always Said I had jumped in the bath; I was lying in repose, When I noticed a spot on the end of my nose, It was big, it was shiny, so bulbous and red, And it didn’t comply with what Mum always said, She said “When you’re older, your spots disappear, You’ll be left with a skin that’s so perfectly clear”, But I’m now forty eight so that’s clearly not true, As the spot on my nose is now spoiling my view, I’m feeling concerned as this seems to suggest That Mum got it wrong and she doesn’t Know Best ‘Cos if she was right, in the things that she said Then why have I spots growing out of my head?

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HUMOUR

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Local Information

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Italian Festival came to town! On the 11th September, hundreds of visitors came to the Cathedral Square for the 3rd Italian festival our city has hosted. This year, people were treated to the delights of authentic Italian culinary such as salami, wine, cheese and olive oil that Italy has to offer. Bringing a real taste of Italy to Peterborough’s Cathedral Square. There were also live displays of winemaking, pasta-making and a demonstration of the fine art of mozzarella-making and not to mention home-made pizza. There was also a display of classic Italian cars around the centre while singers Don Grassi and Sav Russo serenaded the crowd with traditional Italian songs on stage in front of the Guildhall. But the main event of the day, was the special guest appearance of TV chef;

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Antonio Carluccio. With a heart warming and excitable entrance, Carluccio charmed the audience with a half an hour chat about the Italian community and the delightful Italian cuisine, followed by signing of his new book. Carluccio got more than he bargained for when an admiring fan got close enough to plant a kiss straight on the lips, much to the excitement of the crowd!

Overall, the day was a huge success with the sun shining all day and many visitors to support such a lovely event. It really showed the great spirit of all the community and how people from another country can integrate into our community but retain their own identity.

Looking forward to next year!

Paul Smith Ceramics Professional Wall & Floor Tiler

Quality and Reliability Guaranteed Call for a free quote

11 Kendal Close Gunthorpe Peterborough PE4 7GN Email: psceramics@btinternet.com

Tel: 01733 322439 Mob: 07961 821050

STAINBUSTERS COMPLETE CLEANING SERVICES For all your carpet & upholstery cleaning

• Guaranteed Service & Price • Guaranteed Time to suit you

Call Steve on

01733 750800 / 07818 058490 www.thestainbusters.co.uk

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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 Please mention The Viewer when responding to adverts

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Renault Megane

Front / Rear Brake Pads

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Your Local Trades PAUL IRVING Painting & Decorating Services Painting ~ Wallpaper Hanging ~ Carpentry Artex & Coving ~ Wall and Floor Tiling ___________________________________________________________

For advice and a free estimate please call us

Tel: 01733 562542 Mob: 07522 246392

24hr call out • No Call Out Charge • Plumbing • Boiler Break down • Boiler servicing 5 Sheringham Way, Orton Longueville. PE2 7AH

Tel: 01733 751844 / 07909 510389

Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiling Supply & Fix or Fix Only Call Jamie on 01733 235376 or 07745801886 Email: uptontiler13@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.uptonceramics.com 76 Overton Way, Orton Waterville. PE2 5HF

Rodney Hall -

Plastering Services Your Local Plasterer Over 20 Years Experience Quality Workmanship

• Plasterboarding • Re-skimming • Tacking • Drylining • Rendering • Coving • Painting of Ceilings & Walls For a honest, friendly, no obligation advice please call Rodney on

Tel: 01733 761605 / 07788663595 or email rodney.hall11@ntlworld.com

♦ Tiling

♦ Leadwork

♦ Slating

♦ Repairs

♦ Guttering

LM Carpentry & Joinery 18 Years Experience FOR ALL YOUR QUALITY JOINERY, CARPENTRY & HOME IMPROVEMENTS, SPECIALISING IN STAIRS, DOORS, KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & LAMINATED FLOORS

Designed and made to measure to suit your needs

Tel: 01733 348964 Mobile: 07885 720080

♦ Flat

Roofs ♦ New Roofs ♦ Re-roofs

and maintenance ♦ Chimney Repointing & Rebuilds

Call Mark for a FREE ESTIMATE Tel: 01733 344394/07795 183654 12 Cerris Road, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough. PE1 4HF

12 Wright Avenue, Stanground, Peterborough

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Your local Trades Your Local Emergency Plumber Kevin Williams Plumbing and Heating • • • • • •

Boiler / Radiators Bathroom Suites Cylinders / Showers Toilets / Taps Tanks / Pumps Power Flushing etc.

No Call Out Charge Competitive Prices Please call me for a friendly & reliable service: Kevin Williams Tel: 01733 341236/07919360156

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Specialists in UPVC Conservatories, Windows & Doors Porches & Patios Soffits, Fascias & Guttering Minor repairs undertaken

Trading for 25 years Fensa registered

Tel/Fax: 01733 237223 Mob: 07956 246607 10 Longfield Gate, Orton Longueville, Peterborough, PE2 7BL


Your Local Trades

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

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Motors CAR makers. Give them their due, they normally produce some rather good motors. But occasionally – very occasionally – disasters that should have remained in the design studio slip through the net. Here we take a look at the top of the flops.

Quiet disasters Chrysler Sebring

Renault Koleos You only have to look over the fence to sister firm Nissan to see that crossovers can be successful – try and order a Qashqai or Juke now and you’ll be looking at a rather long wait. So it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why the Renault Koleos flopped. Renault launched it in 2008 and by 2010 it had been axed, selling just 2,890. The Qashqai, by comparison, sold 9,253 models in March alone.

Chrysler had its eye on entering the Dsegment back in 2007 – and thought the Sebring was the answer. It wasn’t. The press packs said it combined ‘striking design with interior craftsmanship’ with ‘great performance’ thrown in for good measure. The public disagreed and bought only 2,652 of them before it slipped off the price lists in 2009. In the same period, Ford sold 126,368 units of the Mondeo.

Nissan Cube The Cube has been a cult hit for years with unofficial imports snapped up by style conscious buyers keen for something unique. So when Nissan decided to bring the latest model to the UK officially in 2009, it was sure it had a hit on its hands. Unfortunately, the maker gave it little publicity, it was expensive and soon became too costly to import from Japan. 1,000 were sold which Nissan says was ‘over its estimate’. We don’t believe them.

Citroen C6 We all know that large French saloons haven’t been the most popular cars in Britain. Despite this, Citroen launched the C6 in 2006 with phrases like ‘freethinking’, ‘svelte’, and ‘unmistakable’ in its marketing bumpf. From its launch to the end of 2010, Citroen sold just 889 units – the E60 BMW 5 Series sold ten times as many in the same period. But Citroen always said it had expectations the C6 would find homes ‘in the hundreds, rather than thousands’.

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Subaru Tribeca Like Renault, Subaru believed it needed an SUV in its range. So, in 2006, along came the Tribeca. Intended to offer a ‘practical SUV with great handling and a sporty drive’ it failed to find buyers. A facelift in 2008 did nothing to improve sales and it bowed out that year with just 750 sold. In contrast, the Volvo XC90 – a car Subaru was competing with – sold 11,897 units in the same three years.

Toyota Urban Cruiser The Toyota Urban Cruiser went on sale in May 2009. Designed to meet a ‘growing demand for vehicles that are cut out for life on urban roads’ it didn’t do the job. Sales at the end of 2010 were 3,017 – the maker had planed to shift 2,000 units a year. By James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine (CarDealerMag.co.uk)


Chrysler Crossfire Launched with great fanfare in 2003, the Crossfire was Chrysler’s sports car for the masses. Based on the first-generation Mercedes SLK, it came in coupe and convertible forms with retro American styling. However, only 4,544 units were sold in five years, and the Crossfire quietly died in 2008. In contrast the SLK sold 4,362 units in 2004 alone.

Vauxhall Signum More than just a cutdown Vectra, the Signum was intended to offer the executive experience in an otherwise humdrum Vauxhall and arrived in 2003. But almost five years to the day, Vauxhall called time on the Signum, axing it with just 17,344 sales to its name. This was ‘on target’ according to the firm but industry experts say it was well off what was originally planned.

Ford Cougar Along with the Focus, the Cougar was one of the cars that demonstrated Ford’s ‘new edge’ look in the late 90s. Available with the Mondeo’s 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol engines, the Cougar was loved by the press. Sadly, the public wasn’t convinced – the lack of a prestige badge meant sales totaled 13,958 in four years. In contrast, the BMW 3 Series Coupe sold 44,420 between ’98 and ’02, showing a badge makes all the difference.

Mercedes-Benz R-Class Billed as a car that combined ‘an SUV, sports saloon, and luxury estate car’ into one package, the Mercedes R-Class arrived in 2005 hoping to carve a niche of its own. It was such a niche that few Brits bought it, and even a makeover in 2010 did little to improve the 3,433 sales clocked up so far. Mercedes says those numbers are ‘in-line with expectations’, but we’re not so sure about that…

PNP AUTOFIX Established garage recently re-located to Woodston

Servicing, Repairs, Welding, recovery and Diagnostics Cars & Light Commercials

WE WON’T BE BEATEN ON PRICE! 60% Lower labour rates than most main dealers 30% Lower labour rates than most other garages Re-Location Offers: • MOT for £35 when combined

with full service • Full service £40 plus parts • Cambelts fitted from £15 • Free anti-freeze check • Free local collection and

delivery of your vehicle • 10%

discount for parts and labour with this advert

All offers are for a limited time only & subject to terms and conditions 5 Wareley Road (off George St.), Woodston, Peterborough. PE2 9PF

Call us on 01733 560058 / 07935936434 Email: pnpautofix@mail.com

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Sun Beds Beauty & Spray Tanning

Full range of Hair and Beauty treatments including Electrolysis and Holistic therapy

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50% Discount with Junior Stylist

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Dave Porter Photography Master Craftsman Qualified Wedding Photographer Friendly Professional Service Tailored To Your Requirements Specialists for: CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS LIFESTYLE FAMILY PORTRAITS WITH MOBILE STUDIO. BIRTHDAY PARTIES, SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY’S / OCCASSIONS. COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS, PR EVENTS, PRESS, PROMS / BALLS, LEGAL.

01733 750005 or 07752 232425 daveporterphotography@hotmail.co.uk www.daveporterphotography.co.uk

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Permanent Hair Removal Thread Vein & Vascular Lesion Removal Acne Treatments Skin Rejuvenation Microdermabrasion Pigmentation Removal Gift Vouchers available Free Consultation ‘The Viewer’ Introductory Offer Microdermabrasion with Image Vitamin C face treatments. Three treatments for £100 when paid in full. (Normal price £45 per treatment)

We use the latest broadband lasers from Lynton Lasers whose award winning equipment have featured in the TV series Ten Years Younger. Professional treatments at affordable prices.

Tel: 01733 746580

Working with Excellence Alongside

www.sapphiresmooth.com

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Local Information

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News from your local Stanground Surgery

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e are a medical practice working from the Stanground Surgery on Whittlesey Road in Stanground and New Queen Street Surgery in Whittlesey. We have one parttime and seven full-time partners, two employed doctors and at any given time up to four doctors who are in training. Our current patient list size is 14,700, of whom 6,200 are registered at Stanground. Our practice area covers Stanground, Fletton, Woodston, Farcet, and Cardea.

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Occupational health examinations Travel vaccinations One of our recent innovations has been the introduction of a Health Trainer who can advise on exercise, blood pressure management and nutrition to achieve and maintain a health weight and lifestyle. These clinics have been very successful and are being extended. At the surgery we believe it is as important to keep our patients healthy, as it is to treat them when they are ill. We are fortunate in having a large team dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our patients. If you wish to discuss registering with us or have any questions, please contact us on 01733 568569, or you may wish to look at our website. http://www.stangroundsurgery.co.uk/

We employ four nurses, one of whom is a nurse practitioner (NP), one Health Care Assistant (HCA) , one phlebotomist and a team of seven admin staff. There are also attached District Nursing and Health Visiting Staff. We are open every day from 8.30am until 4pm and operate doctors’ surgeries, nurse and HCA sessions throughout the day. In addition to these clinics we offer a wide range of other NHS services including: Child Health and Immunisations Cervical Screening Contraception and Family Planning Minor surgery including joint injection Smoking Cessation Health Checks including cholesterol monitoring We also offer services which are outside the NHS including: Private medicals for insurance purposes HGV Medicals Medico legal reports

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Studio No.4 Image Beauty Hair Design A brand new hair and beauty salon for both MEN and WOMEN has opened in Orton Brimbles. The Mayor Paula Thacker MBE was the special guest at The Grand Opening on 18th August at this fantastic new purpose built building. The team at Studio no.4 would like to welcome you all to this exciting new Hair & Beauty Salon. Studio No.4 offers the highest standard of service in a professional, friendly and relaxed environment at the most competitive and affordable prices. Customers will be treated as individuals and extra time will be given to find the perfect cut and style for each new customer. In addition to the hair treatments, they also offer manicures and pedicures from just a fluff and buff to a luxury treatment. There will be more beauty treatments available soon.

A 20% discount is offered for your first visit on all services (see page 3). Opening times - 7 days a week: Mon. to Wed. & Sat: 9am to 6pm Thursday & Friday: 9am to 8pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Why not take yourself there for some pampering!

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PUZZLES Sudoku To solve this SUDOKU puzzle, just complete the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 19 only once. You need to solve this using logic not guesswork.

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QUICK CROSSWORD Across 1 Actors in a play (4) 3 Grow or enlarge (8) 9 At rest (7) 10 Odd (5) 11 Numerical (12) 14 Short sleep (3) 16 Very angry (5) 17 Epoch (3) 18 However (12) 21 Call in (5) 22 Spiciest (7) 23 Agitated (8) 24 Classification (4) Down 1 Ritual (8) 2 Divided (5) 4 Head movement (3) 5 Necessities (12) 6 The mean value (7) 7 Beige (4) 8 Exploratory (12) 12 Adjust (5) 13 Tape container (8) 15 Crushes (7) 19 Foe (5) 20 Above (4) 22 Owns (3)

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Local Information

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Milk on the Menu at new Baby Café in Stanground

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ake joined milk on the menu at Peterborough’s new Baby Café Local launch in Stanground. The Baby Café model provides a relaxed environment for mothers and their families where they can chat and learn about breastfeeding from qualified practitioners and each other. Mothers in Stanground are so welcoming of the support that many baked cakes to share at the launch. Opening the Baby Café, which runs every Tuesday 1.30 - 3pm at Stanground Children’s Centre, was Janet Dullaghan, Assistant Director for Children’s Community Health, at Peterborough City Council, who recognises the need for the service to be available locally. Stanground Baby Café facilitator, Trina Warman, says; “As a local NCT breastfeeding counsellor for 10 years, I know how invaluable mothers find being able to get together in a relaxed setting with support available."

For further information please contact Abigail Salehi - NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor Tel. 07785 913675

Local NCT breastfeeding counsellors, with help from breastfeeding peer supporters, will provide essential support for mothers in the early months of life with a new baby. This has been facilitated by the merger of The Baby Café Charitable Trust and NCT - the UK’s largest parent’s charity - to help even more mums who want to breastfeed. The Baby Café breastfeeding drop-ins will join the wide range of NCT services to help parents in every corner of the UK. The new addition to the Baby Café and NCT service range differs from the original Baby Café drop-in model as it will not always require an NHS employee to run sessions. Breastfeeding counsellors will be able to host sessions with funding from local health, education and children’s services providing an essential support service to mothers without the need to call on stretched staff in maternity and children’s services. Baby Café Local is a lower cost solution to providing high quality support and information – meeting the needs of local mothers and the aims of local services.

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Saturday 5th November 2011


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Televisions Laptops Homeware BBQs Lighting Electricals plus lots more …..

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D & M Clearance Outlet Unit 24, St. David’s Square, Fengate, Peterborough. PE1 5QA Located just behind the Greyhound track, same park as Screwfix

Tel: 01733 346146

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he Autumn Show is returning to the East of England Showground on Sunday 9th October 2011. The event, with its mix of fur and feather, is the perfect family day out. Organised by the East of England Agricultural Society, visitors to the show can expect to see thousands of animals of all shapes and sizes, from small livestock exhibits including mice and fancy rats to special displays of rare and endangered livestock breeds. There are also competitive classes for native British breeds of sheep and pigs. Returning for its third year, the East of England Giant Vegetable Competition will show the fruits of a season of hard work by the region’s vegetable growers. We are pleased to announce the Supreme London Championship Small Livestock Show will be joining the East of England Autumn Show in 2011. The event caters for exhibition rabbits, cavies, rats, mice and hamsters. The London is one of the UK’s premier five star championship events for small livestock. There will be many displays of traditional country life, including country crafts, as well as large animal exhibits. Magnificent Shire horses, incorporated as part of the Wisbech Shire Horse Show, will be dressed in their traditional glory. There will also be the chance

to see Pony Club show jumping competitions, donkey driving and harness goats. For those who prefer their animals with a bark, there will be plenty of dog displays and classes including ‘Scruffts’ (the Kennel Club’s search for the crossbreed of the year), Dog Agility competitions, and Terrier and Lurcher championships. There will be an exhibition of poultry and waterfowl featuring all major breeds. Birds will also be represented by pigeons. Discover the ideal opportunity to make an early start on some Christmas shopping with a wide variety almost over 100 trade stands to choose from, alongside a Craft Fair showcasing creative designs and a Food Hall offering the very best in regional food and drink. There will also be plenty of attractions to keep children amused including a traditional Victorian funfair. It is advisable to purchase your tickets in advance on-line from www.autumnshow.co.uk or via the ticket hotline on 0845 600 5445. It’ll be cheaper than buying at the gate!

WIN A FAMILY TICKET FOR The East of England Autumn Show We have 6 family tickets to give away for The East of England Autumn Show on 9th October 2011: Simply answer the following questions (see above for clues): 1. What will be joining the Autumn Show for the first time in 2011? 2. What is returning for the third year? Please include your name and address and send your answers to: The Viewer, 17 Sebrights Way, South Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 9BT or email ellie@theviewer.org.uk Closing date for entries: 5th October 2011 The first 6 correct answers received will win the tickets for the Autumn Show

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Local Information — Local Information — Local Information Venues and dates are listed below:

October Botolph Barn, Helpston Sat 1st 7.30pm, £3 Eye Manor Community Centre, Eye Sun 2nd 2pm, £3 The Fleet Community Centre, Fletton Sun 2nd 7.30pm, £3 The Green House,1st Floor, 4-6 Cowgate Tue 4th 1pm, £3 City College, Brook Street Wed 5th 5.30pm, £3

Crossed Keys By Greg Lyons

A new half-hour play from Eastern Angles Theatre Company.

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he streets of Peterborough are paved with stories. Like any historic city there are tales of love, laughter, conflict and loss. In Crossed Keys Peterborough playwright Greg Lyons brings us bang up to date with story straight from the street. Michael is down on his luck. Hussein and Shahruk would be on cloud nine if it weren't for her family. When the nostalgic ramblings of the old Irishman and the anxieties of the young married couple collide the three characters are united by a simple pattern in the block paving. This brand new piece of drama from one of the region’s top touring theatre companies will be popping-up in venues all over Peterborough from Wednesday 28th September. Venues include The Brewery Tap, Peterborough Cathedral and St Botolph’s Barn.

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The Green Backyard, London Road Fri 7th 2pm, £3 & Fri 7th 7.30pm, £3 Railworld, Oundle Road Sat 15th 12.30pm, £3 Sat 15th 4.30pm, £3 Eco Innovation Centre, City Road Mon 17th 12.30pm, £3 Mon 17th 5.30pm, £3 Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts

Thur 20th 12.30pm, £3 Thur 20th 6.30pm, £3 Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Fri 21st 12.30pm, £3 Fri 21st 4.30pm, £3 John Clare Theatre, Central Library Sat 22nd 6.30pm, £3 Call 01473 211498 for more details on any of the above events.

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For October 2011 - By Astrologer Christine Chalklin LIBRA SEPT. 23 - OCT. 23 It’s your birthday month and with four planets in your sign you’re bound to have a very special time. Venus, your ruler, insists that you make the most out of your appearance as attracting new friends and relationships are highly favoured. Energetic Mars in your career sector shows that goals and ambitions can be tackled creatively and successfully. SCORPIO OCT. 24 - NOV. 22 Volatile energy for Scorpios this month as dynamic Mars is in challenging aspect to your Sun. This energy creates tension and could cause difficulties in relationships. The best way to succeed is to try to see things from other people’s perspective. The new moon in your sign on the 26th, heralds the start of a new and positive cycle. SAGITTARIUS NOV. 23 - DEC. 21 Dynamic Mars is in positive aspect to your Sun all this month. The action planet gives an increased sense of energy levels and self confidence. This is a most favourable time to reach for your goals and achieve your desires. Your social life is also high on the agenda as harmonious Venus assures new and exciting friendships. CAPRICORN DEC. 22 - JAN. 20 Romance and high ambitions are both favoured this month. Mighty Jupiter resides in the love and creativity sector of your chart and four planets in harmonious Libra illuminate your career goals. This positive energy energizes all communications and interactions with others. AQUARIUS JAN. 21 - FEB. 18 Dynamic Mars is in your opposite sign all month, this tense energy presents a challenge you have to overcome in order to achieve a certain goal. Challenges will come your way, but with an abundance of harmonious Libran influence also available, you should find a positive way to win through. PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20 How you carry out your work and the harnessing of your resources are in the spotlight this month. Pisces now has a wonderful opportunity to use the four planet line-up in balanced Libra. You will find innovative and creative ways to reorganise those areas that are not as they should be.

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ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 October is a most favourable time to achieve your desires and to reach your goals. Energetic Mars makes wonderful aspects to your Sun all month and initiating new projects should be high on your agenda. You know what you want and have the extra energy to go after it. TAURUS APRIL 21 - MAY 21 Venus is in your opposite sign during October. The planet of love and money should increase activity in the relationship department. Abundant and expansive Jupiter in your sign all year means that a lack of discipline and overindulgence are other things to be mindful of at the moment. GEMINI MAY 22 - JUNE 21 Energetic Mars is in the communication area of your chart and this vibrant energy means that October is an ideal time to push ahead in business or at work to climb up the ladder. You can really take the initiative now and start projects with a high probability of success. CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 With four planets in balanced Libra this month, the focus is on your home and family life. You’ll feel the need to question things that aren’t working and find solutions for a more balanced outcome. With energetic Mars in your financial sector, money matters are also emphasised. LEO JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 Motivational Mars is in your sign all this month giving you a strong urge to get what you want. You are also much more self assertive than usual and you need to channel this highly creative energy constructively to avoid disagreements with others. The new moon in Libra on the 26th is favourable for new friends and relationships. VIRGO AUG. 24 - SEPT. 22 Four planets occupy the financial sector of your chart this month and money matters are high on the agenda. The Sun and Venus in beauty seeking Libra, guarantee a strong need for high quality goods. Normally careful Virgoans could enjoy a shopping spree. If the money’s there spend it!


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Football Aims for the Stars How the constellations can affect planet football By Alan Ayre More information, articles or order at: www.thefootballastrologer.co.uk

Ideal Christmas Gift Would you like to know more about your personal journey through life? Although you enjoy cosmic insights into your sign each month, in-depth astrology can offer you so much more. Plan the year ahead by making the most of your potential, tune into productive planetary cycles and gain clarity and insight for successful personal and professional goals. Clarify your vision and use with your unique cosmic map to understand what’s coming and how best to plan for it. Gift vouchers are also available; give someone you love a unique and original present! Christine Chalklin Inspirational Astrologer, Life Coach and Business Consultant

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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

Local Doctors:

Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 01733 558383 Samaritans Tel: 01733 312727

Botolph Bridge Comm. Health Centre. Tel: 774500

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 Tel: 0845 7740740 The Co-Op Pharmacy, Stanground. Tel: 01733 343678 Peterborough Tourist Information Tel: 01733 452336

Odedra Chemist, Fletton Tel: 01733 342081/342003

Anglian Water Tel: 0845 7145145

Lloyds Pharmacy, Orton Goldhay Tel: 01733 235026 / 234244

Stagecoach Viscount Tel: 01733 554575

Halls the Chemist, Peterborough Road, Farcet Tel. 01733 311611

Halls the Chemist, Orton Wistow. Tel: 01733 233666

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

Puzzle Answers Quick Crossword Across: 1 Cast, 3 Increase, 9 Relaxed, 10 Queer, 11 Mathematical, 14 Nap, 16 Irate, 17 Era, 18 Nevertheless, 21 Visit, 22 Hottest, 23 Restless, 24 Type. Down: 1 Ceremony, 2 Split, 4 Nod, 5 Requirements, 6 Average, 7 Ecru, 8 Experimental, 12 Adapt, 13 Cassette, 15 Presses, 19 Enemy, 20 Over, 22 Has.

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Kids Puzzle Missing Letters: Wombat Flags: US, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, India, Japan, Sweden

Fun Quiz Nursery Rhymes 1. Wednesday 2. The cow 3. 1 o'clock ("the clock struck one, the mouse ran down") 4. And Then There Were None 5. The old woman who lived in a shoe 6. The farmer's wife 7. Full of woe 8. The Secret Garden 9. A crooked cat 10. Butcher, baker and candlestick maker

Wordsearch Hidden Phrase: Vegetables, the roots of a healthy diet. Anon


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

October

November

Every third Saturday at 10am Walk With Us - if you enjoy walking, meeting people and nature, then join the new walking group, walking around the Woodston Ponds - a local nature reserve. See page 10 for details.

3rd Sue Ryder - Thorpe Hall Hospice Glamour Galore - A chance to buy clothes, bags, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts which can’t be found on the high street. Tel: 330060

6th @ 7.30pm Peterborough Museum - Inn & Taverns tour Find out about many Victorian pubs in the city and learn what Fen Ale was. For more details call tel. 452336

5th Firework Fiesta at Ferry Meadows Biggest event in East Anglia - all money raised being donated to local charities. For more details call 452336

9th East of England Autumn Show is returning to the East of England Showground. See page 44 9th The Perkins Great Eastern Run 2011 The race starts close to Peterborough Cathedral and finishes on the Embankment close to the River Nene, with a route taking you through the streets of Peterborough. For more information visit www.greateasternrun.co.uk 22nd to 30th Thomas’ Half Term at Nene Valley Railway A day of fun for all the family. Call 01780 784444 or visit www.nvr.org.uk 23rd @ 10.30am to 4pm East of England Autumn Wedding Show Cupids Wedding Shows provide the ideal way of taking the hard work out of those hectic planning stages. For further information call 01775 765385 or visit www.cupidsweddingshows.com 22nd to 30th Sacrewell Farm - Halloween Spooky Spectacular - Ghostly fun is the theme this half term. Call 01780 782254 or visit www.sacrewell.org.uk for more details 28th Pigeon Farms - Happy Clays Pottery and evening Bonfire Party. See page 13 for more events this month. 29th & 30th Pigeon Farm - Best Halloween Outfit and face painting all day. For more details call 271020 or visit www.pigeonsfarm.co.uk

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11th & 13th The East of England Showground The East of England Christmas Festival returns this year. Featuring hundreds of trade stands providing a perfect opportunity to purchase wonderful Christmas gifts and decorations. For further information call 234451 or visit www.eoechristmasfestival.co.uk 15th @ 7.30pm to 9pm Peterborough Museum Ghost Walk - explore the city’s spooky side! Find out about phantom monks, a slaughtered cavalier and even a ghostly lorry. Call 452336 27th November to 24th December Nene Valley Railway - Santa Special For more information tel: 01780 784444 or visit www.nvr.org.uk 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th December Pigeon Farm Breakfast with Santa Families book a table in the restaurant where they eat a delicious cooked breakfast. The festive atmosphere is complete when Santa arrives and sits in his rocking chair by the roaring log fire and meets the children, have a chat and give them a preChristmas present. Book now and secure your place. For more details call 271020.

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Your Local Library Times & Regular Events Stanground Library, Lawson Avenue Opening Times: Monday: 2.00 – 6.00 Tuesday & Thursday: 9.30 – 2.00 Wednesday: Closed Friday: 1.00 – 5.00 Saturday: 10.00 – 2.00

Story Time for under 5’s Friday at 3.30pm - 4pm

Rhymetime Tuesday at 10.30am to 11am

Junior Reading Group Every four weeks on a Monday @ 3.30pm-4.30 Ask at the library for the next meeting date

Family History Group Ever wondered about your ancestors? If so, please speak to a member staff

Beginner’s Computer Sessions Thursday 10.30am - 12pm Computers can be used free of charge upto 1 hour

Half Term Event If you go down to the woods today....... For 3 – 7 year olds. A nature inspired Green Balloon Event all about Autumn.. Why do leaves change colour? Are the signs of autumn the same in every country? Enjoy a session of crafts, stories and useful facts about nature. Stanground Library Monday 24th October @ 2 pm to 3pm Woodston Library Friday 28th October @ 2pm to 3pm Cost: £2.00 per child.

Reading Group for Adults 2nd Monday of each month 3.30-4.30pm Chat over a good book with good company

Woodston Library, Orchard Street Opening Times: Mon., Wed. & Fri: 1pm - 5pm Tuesday: Closed Thursday: 9.30am - 2.30pm Friday: 2pm - 5.30pm Saturday: 9.30am - 1.30pm

Book at any library or call 864280

For 8 -12 year olds.

Reading Group for Adults

Spooky Halloween Masks…….

Last Wednesday of each month 3pm to 4pm

Join in the Halloween celebrations in the library this October. Come and join us at Orton library for a session of not-tooscary things and create your own Spooky Mask to take home just in time for a Trick or Treat with friends. You can bring your own Halloween character picture or use one of our templates to make your mask.

Story Time for under 5’s Tuesday 10am - 10.15am

Rhyme Time Fridays 2.15pm - 2.45pm

Silvers Surfers for over 50’s Every Thursday 2pm to 3.30pm computers can be used free of charge

Stanground Library: 864302 Woodston Library: 864296 or email ortonlibrary@vivacitypeterborough.com

Saturday 29th October - 10.30 - 11.30am

Orton Library. Please speak to staff to book your place. Cost: £2 per child

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INDEX of Advertisers Accounting Services aa Accountants TaxAssist Accountants Activities Lakeside Bowling Aerials & Satellites PSV AV Blinds Bluebell Blinds Sunline Blinds Butchers ABC Quality Meats Carpet & Flooring Hampton Carpets & Flooring Carpenters LM Carpentry & Joinery Green-Wheel Carpentry Children’s Activities Pigeons Activity Farm Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholstery Clinic Stainbusters Complete Clean Clearance Outlets: D & M Clearance Computers Services Progressive Computer Craft & Haberdashery Art & Stitch SirStampalot Dance & Exercise Classes Jazzercise Domestic Appliances G.B. Domestics (UK) Domestic Services WBCS Electrician MM Electrical Services Farm Shops Cave Pet & Farm Shop Willow Brook Farm Shop Fashion Fusion Rhema by Design

Financial/Insurance Services

45 HR Insurance Brokers 39 Fireplace Centres The Fireplace Centre 15 Garden Nurseries/Services Court Landscapes 25 ProLawnCare Scenic Gardens 25 Wyndham Landscapes 41 Gifts and Flowers Olivia Flowers & Gifts 9 Ray of Sunshine Glazier 43 RA Baker Glaziers Hair & Beauty 27 Nail Eclipse 29 Root 66 Sam Roberts Wedding Hair 13 Sapphire Smooth Studio No.4 5 The Tanning Lounge 24 Health, Fitness & Lifestyle Andy’s Personal Training 43 Ashwood Chiropractic Kitchens/Beds./Bathrooms 5 Hurford & Tebbutt Kits/ Beds Letting Agent 2 Belvoir Letting Specialist 55 Motor Services PNP Autofix 37 Swift Car Care Paving / Hardscaping 5 Transform Drives Pet Services 5 Amblewood Kennels Caves Pet & Farm Shop 29 Paw 2 Paw Pharmacists 19 Hall the Chemist 7 Photographers Dave Porter Photography 2 Discovery Photographic 2

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Plumbing & Heating Services Jones Heating K. Williams Plumbing & Heating P.E.P. Heating & Plumbing Private Education The Peterborough School Property Maintenance Jade Building Services KP Home Improvements Ltd. Paul Irving Painting & Dec. Rodney Hall Plastering MJC Construction Restaurants/Pubs/Takeaways Lakeside Café Matley Take-away The Cherry Tree The Haycock Hotel Roofing Ascot Roofing Seamstress Barbara Sew-In Sheds The Shed Shop Shopping Centre/Store Rivergate Shopping Centre Solar Energy Redmile Energy Taxis White Knight Cars Ltd. Tilers & Tiles Supply Paul Smith Ceramics Professional Ceramic Tiling Upton Ceramics Trade Associations Safelocaltrades.com Travel Specialists Whittlesey Travel Veterinary Practic Vet Savers Wedding Venues The Haycock Hotel Windows, Doors & Cons. Profile Windows & Conservatory

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