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COMMUNITY NEWS Langtoft Lakes Open Day T

o celebrate their official opening Langtoft Lakes are holding an open day on Saturday 28 April. Visitors will be able to view the range of luxury lodges on offer at the site, all of which are set amongst beautiful country side with breath taking views across the lake. Langtoft Lakes offers unrivalled luxury lifestyle living combined with a private tranquillity rarely found in a lodge park. This is an exclusive development of just 37 lodges nestled on a 57 acre site with a further 400 acres on the doorstep ready to explore. There will be special offers and discounts available on the day and lots to keep the

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Bourne Civic Society Celebrates 40 years T he Bourne Civic Society is 40 years old this this year and to mark this occasion they are holding a photographic exhibition at Baldocks Mill in Bourne. The exhibition will showcase the work carried out by the society over this time, turning the Mill into a museum and heritage centre. Baldocks Mill is the only remaining mill in the town and is over 200 years old. The Doomsday Book gave Bourne three mills and there has been a mill on this site since 1086. The hard work and dedication of Bourne Civic Society has helped to preserve one of the town’s greatest treasures. The exhibition will run from Saturday 10 March to Sunday 18 March and will be

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1940’s Evening of Music & Dance Bourne and District Lions Club are organising this very special evening which will be held on 17 February at Bourne Corn Exchange. Entertainment will be by The Dreambelles and there will be a fish and chip supper included. 1940’s dress is desirable but not essential. Tickets available from Harrison & Dunn in Bourne or telephone Lynne Roberts on 07862 226501. / 5

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Jenny & Cheryl Celebrate Record Year With Aussie Singer Peter Andre T

wo Slimming World consultants from Bourne were congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre. Jenny Summers and Cheryl Hall were delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he presented the annual Slimming World Awards. The Mysterious Girl singer co-hosted the event with the organisation’s founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE. Jenny, who runs a Slimming World group at Darby and Joan Hall, Bourne every Wednesday and Bourne Abbey Church Hall, Bourne every Tuesday, said Peter’s presence at the awards was extra special because earlier in 2017 he supported Slimming World’s most successful fundraising event ever – The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, which raised a record-breaking £3.3 million in just two weeks. The annual clothes throw encourages Slimming World’s 900,000 group members to donate the clothes, shoes, bags and accessories that are now too big for them to Cancer Research UK, by filling up specially-branded bags and taking them along to their weekly group sessions.

“I couldn’t be prouder of my members. Throughout 2017 they have lost fantastic amounts of weight, with many of them hitting their target weights, improving their health and boosting their confidence." Cheryl, who runs a Slimming World group at The Oddfellows Hall, Market Deeping every Wednesday and The Deepings School, Deeping St James every Thursday, adds: “Lots of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and improve their health this New Year. I truly believe that joining a Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight, learn new habits and improve their lifestyle. Thanks to our Food Optimising eating plan they will see big results on the scales without ever having to feel hungry or deprived and they’ll discover a whole world of support and advice that’s sure to help them achieve their targets – and have a lot of fun along the way too! I’d love for anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us.” Peter, who set up his own foundation with Cancer Research UK – the Peter Andre Fund – after losing his brother to cancer, said he was thrilled to meet Jenny and Cheryl at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He added: “It was an honour to be invited to present the Slimming World Awards. I met so many incredible people who had lost amazing amounts of weight and transformed themselves – inside and out. While each of them was inspirational in their own special way, the one thing they all had in common was how much they felt they owed to their “Slimming World family” in helping them to do things they always dreamed of and become the people they’ve always wanted to be. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that Slimming World and people like Jenny and Cheryl are very special.” To be inspired to discover the real you with Slimming World in 2018 call Jenny on 01529 497274 or Cheryl on 01775 630746 visit to find your nearest group.



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onathan Foyle will launch his new architectural history book: 'Peterborough Cathedral: A Glimpse of Heaven' on 23 February, with a talk about his discoveries. At the start of the Cathedral's 900th year, join us for the launch of Dr Jonathan Foyle’s new book on Peterborough Cathedral.

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new head of Visitor Economy has been appointed by South Kesteven District Council in a move to boost tourism. Andrew Norman, who has more than 20 years experience in running major visitor attractions, has joined InvestSK, the council’s new inward investment arm. For the last 15 years Andrew has been managing Rockingham Castle in Northamptonshire, winning regional and national recognition for the quality of its visitor experience. Before that he was Castle Manager at Belvoir Castle. Councillor Nick Robins, SKDC Cabinet Member for Retail and Visitor Economy said “We are delighted to have appointed Andrew to this new role. It demonstrates a firm commitment by the council to further promote the excellent visitor offer that we have. “This appointment fits with our inward investment and development agenda. The visitor economy is very significant to South Kesteven and contributes more than £130m a year to the district’s economy.

An increase in visitors will directly benefit the many businesses relying on people coming through their doors.” Andrew’s appointment coincides with the publication of the district’s new 2018 Visitor Guide, featuring attractions and accommodation and a feature on September’s Gravity Fields Festival. The Guide is available from Tourist Information centres in Grantham and Stamford and online from Andrew, who moved with his family to live in the area 18 years ago, said: “South Kesteven is a wonderful part of the country with so much to offer visitors and incredible heritage, never better illustrated than with our links to Sir Isaac Newton. “I am delighted to have the opportunity

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palding Baptist Church introduces British singer songwriter Chloe Reynolds for a concert on 23 February. Her debut album, Broken Beautiful was released to critical acclaim in September 2016, with a worldwide live broadcast and launch show from renowned venue, The Convent.

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half-term environmental odyssey called 'The Dead Sea', devised and performed by Louise White, will take place at the South Holland Centre in Spalding on 16 February. As a young child, playing with her toy turtle, Louise longed to be the greatest ocean explorer. But now she spends her days observing sponges, which is pretty boring. Instead, she would love to journey to the deep ocean, if only she wasn’t so afraid of the water. Will she be able to conquer her fear of the sea and spread her excitement about saving the planet and ocean conservation? An environmental odyssey for children aged 6+, made in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. For more information, visit:


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his February half term Vivacity has got it covered. With a range of fantastic holiday activities all the family can enjoy and Vivacity’s fun-filled childcare solutions there’s lots to keep the kids entertained


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The festival will offer more than 100 walks over 16 days in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South Lincolnshire Walking Festival will run from 29 September until 28 October with walks taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

This year, the aim is to encourage more people to join in a walk, as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s three-year Access Lincoln project, supported by the Department of Transport Walking Festival Co-ordinator Natalie Lunt said: “Our two walking festivals offer long and short walks for all ages and abilities in spring and autumn. All walks are led by local, expert volunteers and many are ‘talking walks’ where leaders will be sharing information about the local area and points of interest. Some of the walks also involve some exciting activities and events for all the family, so get those walking boots ready!” If you or your organisation are interested in leading a walk for the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival, your business would like a walk to start or finish at their premises, or you would like your business to feature in the brochure please get in touch by email at or phone 01529 461499.

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veryone thinks finding love is hard. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to admit that urban dating and the search for Mr Right isn’t always easy. Often, it’s fraught with many highs and lows. If you find dating hard work and feel like giving up, I can tell you that this is a ‘normal’ feeling if you are feeling this way I would advise you to keep going. Don’t let a few bad dates halt your search for love. Everyone who is seriously looking for love will have their share of bad dates plus the odd no-show. Don’t think

there’s something wrong with you, it’s the way it is and welcome to urban dating! I advise my clients to treat finding love like a full-time job because it takes time, commitment and effort to find your soulmate. If you think you’re too busy to date; once in a relationship or married, life only gets busier. If you’re serious about finding love in 2018, it’s time to prioritise your love life. This Valentine’s Day, if you’re single or anywhere in between, here are 10 reasons why finding love is easy.

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Many singletons claim that all the ‘good men are taken’ and that there aren’t enough men out there. Don’t believe it. In fact, there are more men than women on this planet. Right now, the global population is seven billion approx. and growing! With the ratio of male to female standing at 1.06. If you’re female, the odds are actually in your favour.


There are now more ways to meet men than ever before. You no longer have to rely on your local village dance. Use all the channels and platforms available to you. Online dating and apps make it easier to connect with men whom you otherwise may not have met. Try everything and see who is drawn to you. There’s nothing to lose.


Men come in all shapes and sizes, if you don’t ‘click’ with one, it doesn’t matter, simply carry on dating until you do ‘click’. We’re all compatible with two thousand people each, which is great news. That’s more men than you can date in a lifetime


New men join dating sites and apps every day. If he didn’t appear yesterday, he might appear today. Every day is a new opportunity to find love.


Dating site apps are ‘always on.’ Which means you can check matches and messages in the comfort of your own home with your face mask on! How’s that for multi-tasking.


Love can happen anywhere and at any time. Simply stay open to the possibilities and opportunities and always be prepared. Don’t leave your home without your favourite lipstick and heels! You don’t want to be caught off guard.


Look around and you’ll see men everywhere. I’m not saying they all qualify as your personal Mr. Right. In fact, very few will meet the criteria you’re looking for in a soulmate. That’s OK because Mr. Right is a very special person, which means only a small handful and I’m talking single figures will make the cut. Thankfully we only want one. Make sure to do your part and go to where the men are otherwise, how is he supposed to find you? Also, keep in mind that dating is a numbers game and every ‘no’ simply means that you’re one step closer to a ‘yes’.

India Kang is the UK’s No.1 dating and relationship expert for women. She has helped thousands of women to find love and transform their marriages. Since 2011, India has been sharing with her clients and across the media, from Cosmo to the BBC, her wisdom on having great relationships. She truly believes that every woman can have the intimate and passionate relationship she wants. If you’re single and searching, sign up for her free video series ‘The 3 Reasons You’re Not Getting the Relationship You Want’ by visiting her website


When dating, your mindset can either lead to success or failure. If you think no good men exist, they don’t. Thankfully, as humans, we’re equipped with free choice which means that we’re free to change our self-talk at any time!


The more effort you make, the easier it becomes to find love. Sign up for everything and keep an open mind.


The more you date, the easier it becomes. Focus on the positives, even if he didn’t turn out to be Mr. Right (many won’t) at least you turned up. Everyone knows that the first rule of success is to turn up. So, keep turning up and keep practicing. Stay in the game and never give up. Finally, don’t worry if you’re single this Valentine’s Day. It’s only one day and roll on February 15th. / 19

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UK Weekend Breaks This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about a romantic weekend break, whether it is special for Valentine’s Day or is an early Spring treat.


Edinburgh is a beautiful city to explore. Check in to a cosy hotel and enjoy a tea and cake river cruise where you can relax taking in the views. Have a date night at the theatre and catch a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse or go stargazing at The Royal Observatory and enjoy the romance of looking at the winter skies. Explore the streets hand in hand and shop for something special or follow in the footsteps of Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze at The Ceramic Experience where you can create your own piece of romantic art. Take a trip to the Gin Distillery if you‘d like to learn a little more or hold each other tight on a City of the Dead Ghost Tour.


This eclectic coastal town is the perfect spot to watch sunrises and sunsets together. A bracing beach walk followed by a picnic or lunch at one of the fine restaurants is perfect. Go for a private wine tasting at Ten Green Bottles or learn to salsa and lindy hop and dance the afternoon away. If you are feeling adventurous you could charter a boat out of Brighton Marina, or have lunch in one of the lovely restaurants there. Book a box at the Theatre Royal or indulge in a little chocolate heaven at Choccywoccydoodah’s. If you are celebrating why not book a VIP capsule on the Brighton Wheel, imagine sipping champagne as you take in the stunning views of the sea and the downs. Walk ‘The Lanes’ and indulge in a little retail therapy or stop for a naughty afternoon cocktail.


Thanks to its beautiful Georgian architecture, Bath is a renowned romantic city offering everything from great outdoor activities to fabulous spa experiences. The Roman Baths are Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral rich waters and from here you can relax in an open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views over the city. If you are feeling a little more active head to Prior Park where you’ll find serene woodland walks and a great photo opportunity at the famous Palladian Bridge. / 21

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York is a beautiful city for romance. Drop your bags and head to Lendal Bridge landing and catch one of the York boat cruises. Trysts by the fireside in a cosy inn, hand-holding strolls along the sunlit Shambles and kisses under the Heart of Yorkshire window in the Minster, this is what romance in York is about. Enjoy dinner and a date night with a show at the Theatre Royal. Walk hand in hand on an Essential York Walk and gain fascinating insights into this historic city. Spend hours wandering the little shops and buy a special something for your loved one or take afternoon tea at Betty’s on St Helen’s Square.


Chester is a wonderful place for romance, walk the cobbled streets hand in hand, go to the races and dine in one of the many fine restaurants in the centre. You can walk the historic wall, explore the 1000 year old Cathedral and meander down the river side before popping into a pub offering a cosy fire. There are plenty of places to shop in the 700-year-old shopping rows and if your passion is a little retail therapy, Cheshire Oaks designer outlet is around 30 minutes out of town. Of course, Chester Zoo is perfect for getting up close and personal with beautiful animals but book tickets. You can explore the city on an open top bus ride or guided walking tour.


Treat yourself to a 5-star hotel and enjoy some of the finer points of our capital. Take in a show on the West End, lunch in the Shard enjoying some fabulous views and then shop till you drop on Oxford Street. Of course, you don’t have to spend a fortune for a little romance in London. Stroll along the South Bank people watching, lunch in an intimate local café and take in a matinee or go to the cinema. Amble in beautiful Kew Gardens or take a river boat cruise down the Thames. 22 /

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t’s that time of year, we’ve spent all January focusing fully on sticking to our new year resolutions – but the temptation to slack is creeping in and our fitness goals seem more difficult to achieve than before. But not all is lost, there are great ways to re-frame your ambitions to get yourself out of the dreaded fitness rut with some simple tips on how to get back on track. You may feel that all your efforts haven’t been worth it after a couple of weeks off-plan, but there’s no better time to get back on the fitness wagon than right now.

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DETERMINE YOUR READINESS There is nothing more frustrating than not feeling fully motivated to get back on track with your fitness and diet. It’s important to determine when is best, mentally and physically, to invest yourself wholly into reaching your goals. If you know you have a few boozy social events to attend this month, whether it be a wedding or a birthday, try and plan ahead on when is best to start

after those. This doesn’t mean you should splurge throughout until your schedule allows a healthy routine, but trying to restrict yourself during social events offering unhealthy choices that are somewhat unavoidable will make you feel more disappointed longterm. Make sure you are mentally motivated to start your fitness journey again and you will be more likely to stick to it.

RE-EVALUATE YOUR GOALS Just as you need to be ready to re-start your fitness journey, you also need to re-evaluate what you want to achieve. Setting goals is a great way of maintaining motivation, but make sure you stay realistic – smaller steps are more obtainable than over ambitious targets that will leave you feeling disheartened. Set out a timeline of the next few months and map out what you’d like to achieve each week, however small. Whether this be weight loss goals or fitness targets – realising what you truly want to gain from your fitness journey will help you remain positive along the way. It’s also important to remember that you won’t see results overnight, trust the process and be patient with your efforts and you will achieve your goals long term.

FIND A NEW ROUTE One of the most common reasons we fall off the fitness wagon is through boredom. It’s easy to get complacent with our routines and sticking to our comfort zones when exercising will hinder results. If you are a runner, walker, or hiker, find new routes to explore. Try adding a new element to your gym routine, mixing things up will stimulate you mentally to push your boundaries and will keep exercise fun as well as beneficial. Get creative with your routine, ask your friends and research online for inspiration.

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL Having an extra support network in place will help you keep on track with your fitness goals. Starting a new journey and getting to where you want to be is much easier with

someone to help push you. Hiring a personal trainer can give you routine and will help you understand the reasons behind nutrition and exercise. They can also help you create a meal and fitness plan that will be tailored to your fitness levels and goals. Make sure you choose a fully qualified trainer.


A seemingly simple tip, but packing your gym bag the night before will mentally motivate you to follow through with your routine the next day. You’ll be less tempted to just skip the gym after work, integrating work outs into your routine will make it easier to stick to exercise, and will help you achieve long term results. Meal prepping is a great way to stay on track with your diet and can also help you save money when cooking in bulk for the week. Mix up your meal plans to keep your diet interesting, this will help you stick to your goals.

SET WEEKLY CHALLENGES Although sticking to your fitness routine can seem like a mammoth task in itself, pushing your limits by adding new challenges to your routine can help you stay motivated. You may feel like you can’t hit that many reps, or swim those many lengths, but you’ll feel even more motivated to continue your fitness journey when you achieve something you couldn’t have done a month ago. It can be easy to get too comfortable with your routine, so if you feel like you’ve hit a plateau with your results, try and mix up your work outs with weekly challenges to see results.

ALLOW SLIP-UPS One weekend binge is not detrimental to months of hard work, it’s important to change your mentality on ‘cheat days’ and embrace that sometimes, you will slip up on your routine. Accepting this and moving onto a new week with fresh motivation will only inspire you further to achieve more. If you dwell on a bad day or week, you’ll be more likely to give up all together. Be kind to yourself, brush yourself off and move forward to a fresh and healthy week. / 25

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If you’re feeling beaten by the blistering winds and wanting your radiant glow back, there is hope when tackling dry skin. Here are our top tips for defending your skin against the colder climate, and achieving the best makeup looks during the winter months.


Ditch the foam face wash

Switching out your face wash this winter is a vital step to protecting your skin from the cold conditions. Swapping your foaming cleanser for a creamier one is a great way to help your skin adjust to the drier weather, as soap-based foaming lathers can make our skin feels tight. This is because lathering cleansers have an alkaline pH, whereas our skin is acidic. Foam face washes can strip away your skins acidic pH, which is the protective barrier against the elements. Non lathering, soap free cleansers have a neutral pH so are much less drying. They will leave your face just as clean as lathering washes, with much less damaging qualities.

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Looking after your skin the night before you face the elements will help your skin stay radiant, and will help your makeup apply smoothly. Beginning your makeup routine with moisturised skin is like keeping your car oiled — your foundation will to run over your face much easier when you get ready. As a general rule, creams will hydrate your skin better than lotions because the ingredients that make them creamy. They also form a physical barrier that traps moisture in skin.

Many people think you should avoid skin exfoliation all together during the winter months, in case you make your skin even drier. However, although you should back off from any exfoliatiors that are too aggressive, a mild exfoliation will actually help you dry skin. Exfoliating will remove the build up of dead skin that are blocking your moisturising products from doing their job. Sensitive skin works better with fruit enzymes to exfoliate, as they are most gentle.

Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise!

Giving your skin that much-needed extra mositure to combat the colder months is imperative to maintaining a dewy, healthy complexion. Look out for products with anti-inflammatory ingredients to help tackle flakiness, flushed cheeks, and irritation that comes with winter skin. If you have an oily complexion, opt for a gel-type product that will absorb quickly and minimises pores. Whichever moisturuiser you use, make sure it is fully absorbed before you start applying your makeup.

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High Shine Lips

When considering your winter makeup, you should try to keep things dewy and radiant at every step. Enhancing skin that feels a bit flat doesn’t stop at cream blush or creamy concealers, your lips won’t benefit from matte shades during the cold month. Bring texture to your lips by opting for a sheen or a gloss, this will also help moisturise your lips whilst impressing with a high-shine look.


Optimize your flush


We all know that flush cheeked look we get by the time we enter the office, it may seem like an unwelcome addition to your complexion, but why not make the most of this skin look during the winter months? A natural blush can make you appear healthy even if the rest of your skin feels flat and dry. Pair a cream blush with the rest of the winter makeup regime to allow your cheeks to pop. Look at your natural flush and deepen it by a couple of shades, reddish pinks like peaches and sheer plums work to enhance your naturally rosy complexion. Always opt for a cream product instead of a powder, to hydrate your skin and add dimension. Press your cream blush onto the centre of your lips to match your colour.

Fresh foundation focus

Opting for a lightweight coverage when it comes to foundation will help you build up your desired look without those pesky cracks in your makeup you get with a heavy-duty foundation. A tinted moisturiser can emulate the summer radiant glow that we all yearn for, or a CC cream can offer a lighter alternative to foundation and are easily buildable. If you want to make your high coverage foundation more weather-wearing, add a drop of facial oil to your moisturiser or foundation to ease application and give you an enviable glow. Another great trick before applying your base is to massage your face for a couple of minutes before foundation, this will get the blood flowing and help your makeup look blended, rather than just sitting on top of your face. Use a damp sponge or brush to help the product absorb into the skin. / 29

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n my experience, most neck pain doesn’t stem from anything too serious; in fact, the main culprit is typically “posture or stress”. The three types of stress are emotional, chemical and physical, and they all take a toll Jo Sunner on the body’s ability to run smoothly. Worry BSc(OST). DO. MMSM. or fear can cause us to clench our shoulder Registered Osteopath. and neck muscles, toxins in our food and environment can affect the nervous system and muscle tone, also poor posture or sleeping funny can strain the neck.

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To top it all off (literally!) your head weighs about the same amount as a bowling ball, or roughly 12 pounds – and it’s balanced on the top of your seven neck bones. If you balanced the bowling ball on the tips of your fingers all day, your fingers, hand and probably your whole arm would be sore! Now you know what your neck has to contend with, nerve function and pain, stiffness and immobility are the result. A neck strain occurs when one or more fibers in a neck muscle or tendon stretches too far and tears. This injury, also called a pulled muscle, can vary in pain intensity depending on the tear’s size and location.

Common Symptoms of Neck Strain:

Nearly all cases of muscle strain in the neck are either moderate or severe and with gentle early treatment here at Pulse Practice can restore pain free movement. Common symptoms include one or more of the following: • Pain localized to the neck region. Neck strains are usually felt in the back of the neck, or mostly in the neck and partially in a nearby region, such as the back of the head, upper back and/or shoulder. • Achy or throbbing pain. A dull, nagging pain may persist and potentially affect sleep at night and/or concentration during the day. This ache is likely to be felt deep in the muscle. • Sharp pain. A knife-like pain can sometimes be one of the more intense symptoms of neck strain. • Pain that worsens with movement. The neck might have no or dull pain at rest, but then have a flare-up of sharp pain with certain movements or activities. • Muscle spasm. Inflammation from the injury can trigger painful spasms in the injured muscle and possibly nearby muscles. • Stiff neck. Moving the neck in one or more directions may be difficult. Neck stiffness from a strain is due to swelling and/or muscles tightening to guard against further injury.

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The session involves explanation about how the brain works. When children know how things work they can then understand which part of the brain looks after them when they are feeling anxious, stressed or angry. Using hypnotherapy techniques and positive conversation enables the brain to relax. Each session always begins with “what’s been good?” Positive reflection on the weeks achievements boosts the brains serotonin, allowing relaxation and a happy boost. We then lay down and focus on the things that make us happy. Creating a comfortable zone with the added benefits of cloud cushions, fluffy blankets and sensory toys. We all then relax to calming music whilst listening to positive storytelling. Floating away on fluffy clouds, taking magic carpet rides through rainbows and enjoying fun journeys allowing the body and mind to enter into the day dream state known as trance. The session is concluded with happy smiles and sleepy faces before heading home. Sessions are booked in term time blocks. Every new child can come with a parent and pay £6 for a one off session. Nicole Woodcock is a clinical hypnotherapist working with adults and children to overcome issues they face in day to day life. “Kalm Kidzz helped my son overcome his angry outbursts and enabled him to learn more about his feelings and how he can control them” Katie, Bourne The next term will start on Friday 23 February. Limited to 10 places. £6 per week or £30 for the full term. For further information about Kalm Kidzz and the benefits please contact Nicole 07540873928. Facebook: kalmkidzz

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Put some spring in your step with these common garden weeds


y now we should be noticing the days are a little longer and spring bulbs are well on their way to flowering, evidence that nature is indeed waking up! However, it is not always that easy for us human beings to find some spring in our step. With 60% of us reporting feeling tired all the time, lowered immunity due to the dreaded winter colds and flu and those aches and pains that always seem to get worse in winter, it can feel like a bit of a hurdle trying to feel fit and well.

Maybe it’s time for a spring detox! Spring has traditionally been the time to clear out all those toxins and stagnation from the Christmas and New Year excesses and lower activity that often occurs this time of year. While the term ‘detox’ can often have us thinking of hitting the gym and strict diet regimes, there are also plenty of simple ways in which you can help your body detox naturally, either in conjunction with the gym and diet or used on their own. In order to help bring your body back to how nature intended, it is important to look at all the elimination organs including the liver, kidneys, bladder, lungs, lymphatic system and skin. A great way to do this is by introducing some herbal teas

into your daily routine, including those that grow in your garden. Take a look at these three for starters!


(Taraxacum Offinale) Dandelions, also known as ‘dents de lion or lion’s teeth’, are typically a gardener’s nightmare however, I rather like their bright yellow flowers and the fact that the herb is a great source of vitamins A, B and C, zinc and potassium. The herb is traditionally known for its detoxifying properties, acting on the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, digestion, lymphatic system and the skin. The leaf is

predominately used as a kidney tonic acting as a diuretic helping to flush out toxins from ‘winter congestion’. The root is more of a liver tonic, working on the liver and gallbladder and stimulating the kidneys to remove toxins. As a bitter digestive tonic, taraxacum also helps to stimulate appetite and relieve dyspepsia and ‘sluggish bowels’, so be aware, it can be mildly laxative! Dandelion flowers are sweet and crunchy and can be added to salads. The leaves can be too, however their bitter taste is not always palatable. Try the smaller ones or add them to soups or stir fry’s. As a poultice, the flowers have been known to soothe inflamed skin and promote healing in cases of eczema and sores etc. / 33


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Stinging nettle, is another herb which according to folk law was used traditionally as a spring detox to help clear the blood of impurities. Full of vitamins and minerals, there was a good reason for it being taken in spring. The winter period with less food and sunshine could easily have resulted in nutritional deficiencies which urtica helped to put back! Urtica root is great for urological symptoms including benign prostatic hyperplasia and urinary frequency (Mills & Bone, 2000). Urtica leaf stimulates kidney and liver function to help clear toxins. In addition it has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels, encourage excretion of uric acid (useful in cases of gout and arthritis), act as a diuretic in urinary conditions including cystitis, an antihistamine in hay fever and allergies and an immune system booster. Anti-inflammatory properties also help in cases of rheumatism, arthritis and skin problems such as eczema and urticaria (Chevallier, 2001).


(Gallium Aparine) Cleavers, often known as ‘sticky willy’, is a prolific little herb traditionally used as a cleansing spring tonic. A great tonic for the lymphatic system, gallium helps the body cleanse itself , helping relieve a congested lymphatic system. It is often used in cases where the lymph nodes are swollen and inflamed, for example ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and post-viral fatigue syndrome). After long periods of medication use, gallium can help in the detoxification process. Due to the anti-inflammatory, astringent and mild diuretic properties of gallium, it is beneficial in treating urinary tract infections, especially when combined with herbs such as psyllium seed, also known as plantago, another common herb often considered a weed by gardeners. The blood cleansing and anti-inflammatory actions of gallium, as for taraxacum and urtica, help in cases of arthritis and gout. Skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis have also been shown to improve due to the cleansing action of gallium while a skin wash made of the herb helps soothe cuts, bruises, insect bites and calm down irritating skin eruptions from infections like chickenpox.

Dating back to Roman Times (Allen & Hatfield, 2004), stinging nettles were applied directly to the skin in patients suffering from rheumatic conditions with said patients gaining relief from the pain. Now I am not sure I am ready for that just yet however, studies do back up how effective urtica can be in helping to relieve pain ( Johnson, et al., 2013) Urtica can be included in all manner of meals or added to soups and of course drunk as a tea. Pick the young fresh growth and the tips of the plant for the best taste and nutrient value.

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eng Shui has ancient roots in the East and has often been used in the Western world to enhance material wealth, but there are many other benefits of applying feng shui practices in the home including creating a better quality life, better relationships, attracting more harmony and building a successful career and many more. The principles are set around the flow of energy in spaces as all areas of properties should encourage free flow of energy and some areas may need a little help. In February as the weather may be a little miserable, why not work on the inside of your home and head towards Spring with new hope. Here are a few tips to create a harmonious home.

CLEAR THE CLUTTER Everyone is guilty of a little clutter around the home but if you want a good flow of energy this means addressing those clutter problems that could be stopping harmony. This means piles of things dropped into crowded cupboards too. Clearing unwanted and unnecessary things out will be therapeutic with a mental clearing of the rubbish too.


This one is pretty self-explanatory. Open the windows albeit a little each day. Letting fresh air in cleanses the space and allows negative air to flow out. Light is important too, after dark winter days we get stuck inside in artificial light. Our house as well as ourselves benefits from the natural light so open up those curtains and blinds and let light shine into every corner.

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These elements influence the flow of energy and include wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Combining these elements in certain places influences the energy and can change that flow of energy. The goal being to create an auspicious quality of energy full of vital force to sustain the health, wealth and happiness of the people living in the space. You may have to do a little reading or Google research to understand which elements to use in which circumstances and areas.

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ne of the things that I tell all of my clients is that when you plan a new garden or just a new border, it needs an identity. This is where having a theme and sticking to it comes in. Why is this important? It will help to create a sense of harmony in your garden as everything will have a feeling of belonging. It will also make choosing plants and ornaments easier. This month I’m going to take a look at Japanese Inspired Gardens.

A Japanese inspired vegetable garden

Getting the look JAPANESE GARDEN (ORIENTAL OASIS) Low maintenance doesn’t have to mean a soulless expanse of artificial grass and no planting. Zen gardens don’t have masses of plants to maintain or large lawns to mow but they are wonderfully relaxing places to sit. They provide a calm, tranquil oasis with their cool green mossy borders and their simple planting of beautiful feature plants, raked gravel and well placed rocks. True Japanese gardens carry a lot of symbolism and are based on scaled down, stylised versions of the natural landscape. I am not suggesting that one must learn this symbolism in order to build a garden of this style. Just that you be inspired to create your own tranquil space to relax, meditate and be close to nature. Gravel: Is a very significant element in Japanese gardens and represents water. The placement of stones within the gravel and the patterns that are raked into it are all symbolic. Stepping Stones are also a very appropriate feature. Always use weed suppressing membrane under gravel to prevent it from disappearing into the ground. Do be aware though that if you plant creeping plants, the membrane will check their spread. Pots and Ornaments: Standing stones, stone ornaments such as lanterns and

Buddhas, bridges and water cascades or a bamboo deer scarer all add to the oriental feeling. Natural stone or subtle coloured glazed pots work best. Plants: I have mentioned previously that any plant with Japonica or Nipponica in its name is likely to fit into your Japanese theme and many others also hail from there. Cherry blossom (Prunus) is a must. The Japanese actually take an afternoon off during cherry blossom time to picnic, en masse in the parks under the beautiful trees. Everyone is familiar with Japanese Maples (Acers) which have the most wonderful leaf shapes and colours and just light up like a fire in the autumn. They need protection from strong sun and wind or they will suffer

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scorched leaves. Clipped box in rounded cloud shapes is associated with Japanese gardens as are Bamboos, Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince) Iris, Hostas and Peonies. Other suitable plants like Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Peiris and Camellias require acid soil so may have to be confined to pots. Grasses such as Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens (Black mondo grass or Lily turf ) (not technically a grass) and Hakonechloas ( Japanese forest grass or Hakone grass) which come in a variety of

colours, fit the theme, as would a collection of Bonsai trees. I hope that, if the Oriental style is calling you, you enjoy creating your own calm oasis.

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Cherry blossom in winter is often thought to be out of season but these little beauties are intended to flower from October to April. How can this not brighten a dull winter’s day? So fitting for a Japanese garden in winter. Prunus x subhirtilla ‘Autumnalis’ flowers more prolifically with white flowers tinged with pink. They grow to anything from 4 to 8m high x 3 to 8m spread, depending on variety, so are well suited to the smaller garden or where space is limited. They prefer a reasonably well drained soil in sun.


• Food: Keep feeders full of high energy food. • Water: Continue to provide a fresh supply of water and keep the pond ice free. • Plan and build a wildlife pond ready for the frogs to move in.


• Create new beds and borders. • Order plug plants. • Plant out early spring bulbs and flowers only if the weather is mild and dry.


• Look out for early varieties of vegetables to sow now. • Start chitting seed potatoes indoors. • Protect any early sowings with cloches or fleece. • Plant bare root fruit trees/bushes and canes (weather permitting). • Prune autumn fruiting raspberries.


• Water as little as you can get away with. • Ventilate at every opportunity. • Sow early vegetables in the greenhouse borders (French beans, baby carrots, radishes, beetroot and spinach). • Sow early potatoes in pots and also early brassicas, peas, broad beans, lettuce, leeks and onions.

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rom its less tasteful beginnings as ‘mother’s ruin’ in the 18th century, to the trendiest hipster drink of 2017 – the gin and tonic craze has taken our drinking culture by storm. Us Brits are obsessed with the cocktail craze, and the market for gin has boomed, along with new and creative lines of tonics to get your taste buds tingling. But what is it about this humble drink that gives it such a complex history, and how has it found its revival in drinking trends across our pubs and bars? We take a look at the reason behind the gin and tonic craze.

Records show the first production of gin began in Holland, in the 16th century. Originally created for medical purposes to treat gout and stomach complaints, British soldiers discovered it while fighting during the Dutch War of Independence in the 1580’s, coining the nickname ‘Dutch Courage’ for its warming qualities. British troops took their new-found tipple back with them, and it proved popular on home soil. Production boomed at low cost and consumption reached all-time highs during the first half of the eighteenth century. The gin craze soon became an epidemic on London’s streets, as the abuse of alcohol by the poor became a huge problem. Gin was renowned as ‘mother’s ruin’ and caused moral outrage with extreme drunkenness on the streets. The government introduced The Gin Act to combat the problem, making gin incredibly expensive. Riots broke out and the new law was largely broken, as production rose by around fifty per cent. The act was repealed in 1742 and was replaced by new laws maintaining relatively high prices and licence retailer supervisions, much like it is today. This inspired the gin market to reach high society. The reforms made the balance of gin’s ingredients more refined, becoming the delicate traditional flavour we know and love today.

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layer inside a small oven dish lined with baking paper, being sure to overlap each layer as you go. Pour enough of the cream mixture over the potatoes to cover and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until slightly golden

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OR Should I GO? With summer holiday planning in full swing we’re asking whether to stay on home turf or venture further afield.

STAYCATION There are plenty of reasons to stay in good old Blighty for your holidays. For one it makes so many more things simple. No flights mean one of your days isn’t wasted travelling to and from airports with no potential for delays. What’s more you can choose the time you hit the road making it easy for your family to relax on their first day off. Have you ever been abroad and found that you or your little ones struggle to find food to suit all tastes? At least staying here for a staycation the choice of food is something you will be able to easily accommodate. Choosing to stay in the UK means you will be supporting the local economy too. Some parts of the UK rely on tourism during the summer months and wouldn’t it be great to know that staying in the UK could mean more people in those places have more work. You could consider having an extended family holiday inviting the grandparents or

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even great grandparents to have fun with you. Anyone with health problems may also prefer to stay in the UK so if they did need to visit a doctor there would be no language barrier. A big family holiday would be a great one to remember and talk about for years to come. Remember to think outside of the box and don’t just consider coastal areas. Of course, we have some really beautiful coastlines here in the UK but heading inland to the Cotswolds, the Lake District or up to Scotland will offer some fantastic places to explore. You could take to the water and cruise the rivers on an old barge, or have a multi-stop holiday with a few nights here and a few nights there. Top all this off in the knowledge that you probably haven’t had to buy a new wardrobe of clothes and you don’t have to pay insurance for trips either.

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POST CHRISTMAS DEBT by Emily Orme – Money Advisor Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire


nalysis by the national charity shows that across the country, demand for money and debt advice is highest in January and February, with one person contacting their nearest Citizens Advice for help every 11 seconds and people visiting the Citizens Advice website every 3 seconds in January. While January is often associated with squeezed budgets and debt worries, Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire is also expecting people to contact them with money queries as people take stock of their money situation and plan their finances long-term. Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire anticipates that the most common questions around managing debt will cover credit cards, utilities and unsecured loans. To help people get started, Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire is sharing its eight top

tips to help people get their finances in order during the start of the year. Stuart Hellon Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire said: “January is a great time to take stock of your finances and think about your priorities for the future, not just for the next month but for the next year and beyond. “Although many people will be focusing on their next paycheck after the busy Christmas period, people can also use the time to review whether they can save money on their bills or set a savings goal.

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Write down your income and take away your essential bills such as gas and electric, food and transport. If you have money left over, plan in advance what else you’ll spend or save. If you don’t, look at ways to cut your costs. Use our online tool to set a more detailed budget .


You could save an average of £300 on your energy bill by changing tariffs or suppliers. Use Citizens Advice’s energy comparison tool to see if you can save. Diarise the dates of annual contracts that are up for renewal, like your mobile phone or car insurance, and use a comparison site to see if you can get a cheaper deal.


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The Ghost’s Touch The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF Date: 5 & 6 February Tickets: £21.50 Box Office: 01733 207239 Starring Terri Dwyer (Law and Order UK, Holby City, 60 Minute Makeover, Good Morning, etc) as the mysterious Mrs Zant and Mark Homer (EastEnders, Casualty, Silent Witness, etc) as Stephen Rayburn, The Ghost’s Touch is a haunting play by John Goodrum based on the chilling tale by Wilkie Collins, the author of The Woman In White. Widower Stephen Rayburn’s young daughter Lucy runs back to him from the woods in Kensington Gardens. He can see that she’s frightened. “Is it the dog?” he asks. “It’s not the dog,” she answers. “It’s the lady... I think she might be mad!” The ghostly woman Stephen meets leads him into a web of lust and revenge that reaches out from beyond the grave.

Martin & Eliza Carthy The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF Date: 18 February, Tickets: £18.50, Box Office: 01733 207239 The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever, a CD of traditional material entitled The Elephant, released in May 2014 on Topic Records. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards. For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 20 year career.

Ruby Turner The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF Date: 10 February, Tickets: £21.50 Box Office: 01733 207239 Ruby Turner was born in Jamaica and grew up in Montego Bay. Her grandfather sang the lead in one of the Island’s Gospel Groups. Moving to England when she was 9, Ruby has lived here ever since. Her career to date has always had many unexpected twists and turns with major tours, theatre and TV appearances as well as touring with Jools Holland. On 4 June 2012 Ruby performed ‘You Are So Beautiful’ with Jools Holland at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London. In autumn 2012 Ruby was a guest judge on BBC ‘The Choir: Sing While You Work with choirmaster Gareth Malone’ and in 2013 Ruby was a guest judge on BBC ‘Songs Of Praise Gospel Choirs Competition’. To date, Ruby has released 17 albums as well as appearing on releases by the likes of Brian Ferry, UB40, Steve Winwood and Mick Jagger.

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Let The Music Play On

Stamford Corn Exchange, Broad Street, Stamford, PE91PX Date: 11 February Tickets: £20 Box Office: 01780 766455 Hailing from Atlanta Georgia USA, William Hicks has carved out a career in his own right and is “known for a big man with a big voice” and what better voice and presence could there be to pay tribute to and celebrate the music of the legend that is Mr Barry White. William Hicks tours with his own live orchestra and three piece female group The Supreme Dreamgirls with the intention to bring to you an experience as close to the real man and his music as possible. Worldwide Barry White earned both platinum and gold discs with combined sales of over 100 million and his live shows remained sold out.

Rich Hall Stamford Corn Exchange, Broad Street, Stamford, PE91PX Date: 16 February Tickets from £17.00 Box Office: 01780 766455 Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You, Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself. The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana.

Dance To The Music The Cresset, Bretton Centre, Rightwell, Peterborough, PE38DX Date: 11 February Tickets from £26.00 Box Office: 01733 265705 ‘Dance to the Music’ is a new exciting “must see” dance show like no other! Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff - one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ TV show. Kristina will once again team up with her former professional dance partner, Robin Windsor, who starred on ‘Strictly’ for four years. Also gracing the stage will be beautiful Oksana Platero, who partnered Judge Rinder on Series 14 of the hit show and is famous for her jaw-dropping lifts! Oksana’s husband Jonathan Platero will also be joining the cast. Joining Kristina, Robin and Oksana are a full cast of dancers, plus two amazing singers, Chris Maloney (X Factor finalist) and singer/songwriter, Beth Sherburn.

The Band Of The Royal Marines With Stamford Endowed Schools Stamford Corn Exchange, Broad Street, Stamford, PE91PX Date: 22 February, Tickets: Requested donations, Box Office: 01780 766455 A free concert with requested donations of £5 plus for the charities supported by the event. In the twentieth year of these concerts we are pleased to present this world famous band playing with Stamford Endowed School students. A traditional Royal Marines programme including music as tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent. Donations to CLIC Sargent and Military Charities UK. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. Specialist care teams have been providing support across the UK for years. Tickets only available by calling the box office, a booking fee will apply.

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THEMOVIE REVIEW The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman (P.T. Barnum) and Zac Efron (Philip Carlisle) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Photo: Niko Tavernise. TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved


Who would have thought that Zac Efron, Wolverine and a bearded lady would create the dream team of movie musicals? The Greatest Showman is an original musical based on true life events, portraying the incredible rags to riches tale of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a poor tailor’s son marries his rich and privileged childhood sweetheart and strives to build a better life for his family from his own humble beginnings, whilst also trying to prove to his in-laws that he can amount to something. After losing his job, Barnum gets the bright idea of recruiting the ‘misfits’ of the town and creating an entertaining

circus of the extraordinary. Realising he is not appealing to the higher classes, he enlists the help of the well-connected playwright Philip Carlyle (Zac Efron) and tours with the prestigious European singer Jenny Lind (Rebecca Ferguson) in a bid to improve his social standing. Director Michael Gracey appears to have taken inspiration from Baz Luhrman, as the movie has a very ‘Moulin Rouge’ feel; dancing on rooftops with a backdrop of a ridiculously oversized moon create the Rouge surreal magic. Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron provide a slick performance, however the music steals the show, finding the perfect balance between show tune and pop music.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle IN CINEMAS NOW

Did you ever watch the original Jumanji with the late, legendary Robin Williams and think ‘this is great, but it needs a bald, bodybuilding wrestler’? Well then your dreams have been answered, as this loosely related sequel stars the certified beef-cake Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson alongside comedian Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. The movie begins in the 90s with a young lad finding the original Jumanji board on a beach, he gives it to his brother who disregards

it with the comment ‘who plays board games anymore?’ He is awoken by the original films familiar sound of drums and a green glow seeping from the game, which he opens to find a video game inside. He plugs it into his console and mysteriously goes ‘missing’. Flash forward to modern day, four very different high school students find themselves thrown together to tidy a basement during detention. They come across the video game and get sucked into the screen.

Nick Jonas, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black star in JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. ©2016 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.

The CGI in the movie is a bit unrealistic, dancing animals and obviously edited acrobatics are a bit cringe worthy, however everything about this film is over the top so it’s in-keeping with the overall theme. Efron’s love interest is a trapeze artist, brilliantly played by Zendeya, who I am sure will benefit greatly from this role in her future career. The underlying message of the story is very cheesy and cliché, however, it is told with such sincerity that it doesn’t matter! To encourage people to believe in themselves, not be ashamed and learn to enjoy life rather than caring what others think. You don’t need to be a bearded lady to take that advice. Finding themselves transformed into their chosen characters, the ‘nerd’ is now The Rock and the vain pretty girl is now in the body of an ‘overweight middle-aged man’ played by Jack Black. The self-conscious standoffish girl is now the fit, barely dressed, tough girl portrayed by Karen Gillan and the tall, sporty jock is now in the skin of the short and witty Kevin Hart. They run into the lost boy from the 90s played by Kevin Jonas and combine their character’s special skills to complete the game and return to the real world. An engraving in the jungle states ‘Alan Parrish was here’, a subtle yet touching tribute to the late, great Robin Williams who played this character in the original film. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have a bromance that translates into brilliant on-screen chemistry. Jack Black provides a master class in acting, making you believe there truly is a shallow teenage girl in his mind. Plus Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan makes an awesome leap into Hollywood, sporting a convincing American accent rather than her usual Scottish twang. This movie is a pleasant surprise, very funny and entertaining, but nothing will ever stand up to the 1995 classic. Reviews by Isabella Bronze (

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7 Victor Way | Cherry Holt Road | Bourne | PE10 9PT

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*Available only with this advert. 15 shirts minimum. Offer expires 28/2/18





Trousers • Suit Jackets Plain Skirts • Sweaters Shirts • Blouses

*Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Coats and dresses are not eligible for bargain pack offer. For a full list of excluded items please ask in store.


T: 01778 420904 | Opening: Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm | Saturday: 8am - 12noon

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Choose an agent with a great track record. Eckfords Estate Agents has been established 28 years in April.

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The Marketplace February 2018  

Welcome to your February issue of the Marketplace.

The Marketplace February 2018  

Welcome to your February issue of the Marketplace.