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THE EYE YO U R LO C A L L I FE S T Y L E M AG A Z I N E

June NO. 12

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Formed From The Ashes

Whitby Motocross Club Flying High.

The Funny Side Of Life The One Saving Grace.

Keep Healthy Try Tea & Bananas

Stars Shine Brightly At Award Ceremony

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Welcome to the June Edition of

“The Eye Magazine”

In This Month’s Issue Forty uses for WD-40 Page 6 Little wonder obesity is a problem Page 10 Thats 150 minutes we’ll never see again Page 13 Summer Eating Recipe Page 20 World Cup Beckons Page 30

Plus Much More... The Eye is delivered monthly to over 11,800 homes in Redcar, Marske, Saltburn, Guisborough & East Cleveland.

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Unless they’re also avid cricket fans, the nation’s football followers are usually ready at this time of the year for their annual hibernation, snoozing through the summer until the glorious new season opens in August. This year, though, they’re filling their fridges with lager and decorating their cars with bunting in readiness for what can only be described as ‘the greatest show on earth.’ I can already hear you women groaning in dreadful anticipation of four weeks of world cup football, but most homes these days have at least two TVs so at least you have a choice! But after the voting in May (not sure exactly what was voted for but it certainly isn’t what we’ve got!) the whole country needs a lift. Let’s hope Fabio’s boys can do it, because it’s already been proved that a national success of any kind has an uplifting effect on absolutely everything else around us. So come on girls. Join your bloke on the sofa and start taking interest. You’ll love it. As for us, we just can’t wait!

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Stars shine bright at awards ceremony An array of awards were handed out to high achieving students recently, as pupils on Redcar & Cleveland college’s Curriculum Enhancement Programme were recognised for their achievements. The annual awards focus on the 500+ Year 11 students from local schools in Redcar and Cleveland who have come into the college to study vocational and workbased courses over the last 12 months.

award section and went on to impress her tutors to such a degree that they didn’t hesitate to nominate her for an award. Talking about her award win, Céline said: “I’m so surprised to win this award – it’s not something I was expecting at all. “I have loved coming into the college as part of my school studies as it gives you a really good idea of what it would be like to come here full time. The extra trust and responsibility that staff place in you at college is something I have really enjoyed taking on.

tonight. They have really shown what is capable of being achieved with determination, enthusiasm and hard work. “Our work with local

secondary schools through the Curriculum The programme aims to Enhancement Programme open up new opportunities brings tremendous value and pathways for learning and opportunities to the for young people, alongside area by giving students their traditional school the chance to get a taste of studies and many of them vocational based learning have already enrolled for The award win is not the end and study for practical further studies at the college of the story for Céline who qualifications that they can next academic year. is returning to the college use to progress their careers in September to study Level in the future.” Over 30 shortlisted students 2 Beauty Therapy with the and their families attended ultimate aim of becoming Schools involved in the the awards along with local a fully qualified beauty scheme include Bydales VIPs and college governors, therapist. School, Redcar; Freeborough as well as tutors and staff Specialist Engineering from the college. “I can’t wait to come back College, Saltburn; Gillbrook to the college next year and College, Southbank; Redcar Amongst the winners continue with my learning!” Community College, Redcar; on the night was Sacred she added. Laurence Jackson School, Heart School pupil Céline Guisborough; St Peter’s Ducatillon who scooped the Principal of Redcar & Catholic College of Maths award for Most Outstanding Cleveland College, Gary and Computing, South Bank; Student in the NVQ Level 1 Groom, presented the Sacred Heart RC School, Beauty Therapy category. winners with their awards Redcar; Huntcliff School, and certificates on the night. Saltburn; and Rye Hills Céline initially overcame He said: “We’re immensely School, Redcar. a major communications proud of all our winners barrier to triumph in her and nominated students PAGE 4


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Forty uses for WD-40 Do you know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?

impressed! WD-40 - how did someone work out it would do that?

I had a neighbour who had bought a new van. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that some vandal had spray painted red all around the sides of this white van. I went over and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to work out what to do, probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.

‘Water Displacement No.40’ The product began from a search for rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water displacement’ compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

Another neighbour came out and told him to get some WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm the paint that was on the van. I’m

would hurt you. It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower screen. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass. It’s a miracle! Then try it on your cooker top .... Kazamm! It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed. Read more on page 18

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that

The EYE obviously works – Even if pin reversal piece was accepted in good faith, and doesn’t! certainly some of the items are extremely useful (worldwide emergency number We’ve just discovered that by far the best way to find out if people are reading the magazine is to make an error, and although we obviously owe our readers an apology for the fact that we have we are delighted to learn that the response to it shows we must be extremely well read! Following our piece in the May edition on ‘Things your mobile phone can do’ we’ve been inundated with emails from people eager to point out that the ‘Reverse number system’ doesn’t actually work. In our defence we have to say that the PAGE 6

and disabling a stolen phone are two good examples.) Since it appears that the reverse number system doesn’t actually work in this country, however, we have investigated further and find that although the technology does already exist it has not been incorporated into the United Kingdom banking system. So please accept our apologies if you’ve been misled and many thanks to all the people who took the time to point out our mistake.


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Formed from the ashes & flying high. The Whitby Motocross Club was formed from the ashes of the Langbaurgh and District Motor Club which held its race meetings near Glaisdale since 1985. They lost their venue due to change of ownership of the land but some of the stalwarts of the club, based in the area, refused to give up and started looking for a new venue. Thus the Whitby Motocross Club was formed. After a long search their venue at Skelder Farm on the A171 near Aislaby, Whitby was found.

A huge amount of voluntary time, effort, expertise and expense has been put in over the past few years to make this site the top class venue it is today. PAGE 8

Entrance and access roads have been made and metalled, the land drained, and a sprinkler system has been installed round the entire track to suppress dust, the first in the country. The track has been designed and built by a team who understand the sport and are committed to taking it forward. We are very fortunate to have local people in the construction plant, farming, engineering and agricultural contracting businesses in the club who have given up many hours and use of their machines to prepare and maintain the circuit. The Club is proud that this venue has gained a reputation as one of the best tracks in the country and it is said to be the best hard packed (as against sand) tracks in the British Isles. We are also proud that the club has played a part in nurturing the careers of several top class competitors from the area who have competed successfully at National and International level. We never lose sight of the of

the principal that the grass roots of the sport must be encouraged and to this end we hold races for all abilities and carefully grade our entrants to ensure that they will enjoy racing whilst developing their skills. Motocross is an all action sport, races get under way with a mass start of forty competitors all intent on getting round the first bend safely but in front of the rest of the field. Races typically last for twenty minutes though top level events can last for a stamina sapping forty minutes. The next meeting at Skelder Bank (SAT NAV, YO21 1TN) will be on Sunday 6th June. Adults are admitted for just ÂŁ5 and accompanied children are admitted free. The event of the year, the Red Bull Pro Nationals will follow on Saturday the 26th and 27th of June (price TBA).


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There’s little wonder obesity is becoming a are with but as I was very problem! keen to re-live my youth I offered to accompany My wife and I have just spent a long weekend in a lovely cottage in Eskdale in the Lake District with other members of the family. The weather was really very pleasant and the surrounding countryside sensational but for all that mattered to the younger members of our party we may as well have been in the middle of the desert! Over the years I’ve spent many happy hours wandering around the Lakes. As kids we spent at least two weeks of every summer at a campsite in Hawkshead and loved nothing better than roaming around Coniston with fishing nets and jam jars, catching as much as we could while keeping an eye out for the other forms of wildlife that were always easy to see if you knew where to look. We always had sandwiches and pop, of course, so we didn’t need to rush back for lunch or evening meal (or as we less sophisticated kids would call it Dinner and Tea!) Now I’m obviously aware that life has changed a lot since those carefree days and we have to take so much more notice of where our children are and who they

the four kids we had with us to the nearest lake (about a mile and a half across some lovely countryside) so they would also begin to experience the wonders that the countryside could offer. Imagine my surprise when I realised they were simply not interested and the only mystery the countryside held for them was why anyone would want to venture into it. The cottage, you see, was very well equipped, particularly with a 42”plasma TV, a Nintendo Wii and numerous accompanying games. That was all they wanted to do. Undeterred, my wife and I marched out without them and I enjoyed the experience as much as I had all those years ago. On return – and indeed for the rest of the weekend – the kids were on the Wii. I understand that there are some games that extend one physically, but they were more intent on the less strenuous – and to one of my more mature years rather more bloodthirsty – type of game. There’s no wonder kids are getting fat!

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Sea safety. Keep safe this summer

Summer is almost with us. And with the warmer weather comes the busy time for the volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboats. Historically, lifeboat launches peak during the three months between June and August, and last summer there were 29 emergencies at Redcar. Probably the most serious of those was a call to a small toy inflatable dinghy with a mother and daughter onboard. They were being blown quickly out to sea. They were taken to hospital for medical treatment as soon as they were landed back on shore by the lifeboat crew. The RNLI frown upon using toy inflatables on the sea. Dave Cocks, from Redcar RNLI, explained: ‘Toy inflatables are fine for sheltered water and for the swimming pools in Majorca. But in the cold, unforgiving North Sea they can be deadly’. ‘The RNLI don’t want to put people off from using the sea for leisure, but they do want them to be safe. If you are going to the beach this summer, follow our simple safety advice, and have a safe and fun time.’

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The RNLI gives this advice if you are planning to visit the beach: • Never go to sea in a toy inflatable • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming. • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them - this area is patrolled by lifeguards. • Never swim alone. • If you get into trouble stick your hand in the air and shout for help. • If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can’t see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard. If you are planning to go to sea in a craft, there are some useful tips for you too: • Always wear a lifejacket • Get trained - knowledge of your activity is essential • Carry some means of calling for help • Check your engine and fuel • Check the weather and tide conditions before heading out • Tell others where you are going


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That’s 150 minutes we’ll never see again! It’s probably down to the fact that I don’t watch Soaps anyway, but I can’t help thinking that the biggest waste of time in the recent history of television was the unbelievable two and a half hours devoted to the recent ‘British Soap Awards.’

– along with the inevitable show of gratitude to everyone from the writer to the star’s granny – could be covered in an hour. Not so, apparently.

Just one more platform for the increasingly excruciating Philip Schofield, Let’s just pretend for a the awards summed up moment that we actually ITV’s fascination with the need to know who is inconsequential. And considered the best soap whether it was ITV’s idea actor and actress or which of or not, the additional only two obvious candidates categories this year is to be judged the most appeared totally contrived popular soap. Fine, but and only included to drag surely the announcement of the whole thing out to a those particular categories ridiculous two and a half

hours. ‘Sexiest soap star’ or ‘best soap double act’?. It’s just as well Robbie and his dog Wellard are gone or they’d have won them both hands down! As it happens, most people must have agreed because the TV audience was only 5.43million. Was it worth it?

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The funny side of life In a world where stress and tension have become an an accepted part of every day life there is one saving grace that we should all cling on to with affection. The human ability to laugh at the peculiarities of life is inherent in all of us and the most important thing that divides us from the rest of the animal world. So regardless of how bad the rest of your existence is here are a few examples of what makes the world go round.

An American business tycoon arrived at a London Hotel. “I am a man of few words,” he said to the porter. ‘If I beckon with my finger that means you have to come.’ “I’m a man of few words meself,” said the porter. “If I shakes me head ‘Have you anything to say it means I ain’t .’ for yourself?’ asked the The Australian census taker judge after hearing the case. ‘Naff all’ muttered told the mayor of the little the defendant. ‘What did bush town that he was he say?’ asked the judge puzzled about the town’s leaning forward to the population. For the five clerk. ‘Naff all,’ my Lord,’ years he had been on the answered the clerk. ‘That’s job the population was funny,’ said the judge, ‘I Harry Bloggs started work exactly the same - 1,503. could have sworn I saw his on a building site but was “Don’t you have babies in told he had to join the this place?’ he asked. “we do,’ lips move.’ union. He refused flatly said the mayor, but every and said it was against his time we do some bloke has Customer in a French Restaurant… ‘Waiter, do beliefs. The Union organiser to leave town.’ you have frog’s legs.’ ‘Oui was called and even the Monsieur.’ ‘Then hop across works manager, who didn’t A man approached an the road and get me some want trouble with the union, attractive lady at a bar cigarettes.’ tried to pursuade him, but and asked if she’d like to to no avail. Later that day have dinner with him. “No,’ An old man had just turned he was working on the she said. “I never go out a hundred and the reporter scaffolding fifty yards above with perfect strangers.’ “In was pressing him for his the street when Big Norm, that case,’ said the man, the union delegate, turned ‘you’re in luck. I’m far from secret. ‘How,’ he asked, ‘do you think you’ve managed up. ‘Im going to tell you this perfect!’ to live so long?’ ‘Well,’ only once,’ said Big Norm, said the old man, ‘I put it ‘either you join the union or The waiter brought the down to two things.’ ‘And I’m going to wrap this piece bill and the man counted what are they?’ asked the of timber round your neck his money. ‘This is a little reporter. ‘The first thing,’ he and throw you down into embarrassing ,’ said the the street. ‘Later, when they man, ‘but I only have exactly said, ‘is that I always drink two glasses of whiskey asked Harry why he’d joined the right money. I’m afraid the union he said ‘I’d never there’s nothing left for a tip.’ every day.’ ‘And what is the second?’ asked the had the benefits explained ‘Give me a second, Sir,’ said reporter. ‘Cancelling my so succinctly before.’ the waiter, ‘and I’ll add that voyage on the Titanic,’ said bill up again.’ the old man. PAGE 14


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Forty uses for WD-40 continued Continuing from the uses of WD-40 previously, here are the 39 other uses for WD-40: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

19. 20. 21. 22.

Protects silver from tarnishing. Removes road tar and grime from cars. Cleans and lubricates guitar 20 strings. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery. Keeps flies off cows. Restores and cleans blackboards. Removes lipstick stains. Loosens stubborn zips. Untangles jewellery chains. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing. Removes tomato stains from clothing. Keeps glass shower screens free of water spots. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors. Keeps scissors working smoothly. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks. Dead insects will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40! Gives a children's playground gym slide a 20 shine for a super fast slide. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.

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23. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone! 24. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open. 25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers. 26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. 27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans. 28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling. 29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly. 30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools. 31. Removes splattered grease on stove. 32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging. 33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs. 34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell). 35. Removes all traces of duct tape. 36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain. 37. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some counties . 38. Use it for gnat bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch. 39. And for some reason............spray it on your arthritic knee joints etc and it will ease them. P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.


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Feta and Pomegranate Salad

With summer upon us and the weather suddenly becoming everything we’d hoped for try this lovely, healthy salad. It’s a feast for the eyes and the taste buds, with salty feta and sweet pomegranate. Serves 4 Ready in 45 minutes Per serving: 242kcals 18.8g fat (8.1g saturated) 9.2g protein 10.1g carbs 8g sugar 1.8g salt Ingredients • 2 pomegranates, halved • 1 red onion, finely diced • 3 tbsp olive oil • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar • 200g good feta (look for barrel-aged) • 2 large chicory heads, 1 red and 1 white, large leaves roughly torn • Small bunch of fresh mint, leaves picked Method: 1. Working over a bowl, knock out the seeds from each pomegranate half by smacking the skin quite decisively with the back of a wooden spoon. Pick out any strands of pith that escape. Mix the seeds with the onion, oil and vinegar and season to taste. Set aside for 30 minutes, as the maceration will create a dressing. 2. Slice or break the feta into bite-size pieces and add to the pomegranate. Add the chicory to the bowl along with most of the mint leaves, gently combine and transfer to a serving dish. Serve garnished with the remaining mint leaves.

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RECYCLE UPDATE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

GREEN BOX Glass bottles & jars, cans/tins. empty aerosol cans. NO Full or part used aerosol cans, broken glass, plastic NEWS FLASH containers, no other metals BLUE BAG All types of paper including; newspapers, magazines, books, catalogs, phone books (any) & junk mail. NO Shredded paper, wall paper, envelopes, or wrapping paper. WHITE HESSIAN SACK OR CLEAR BAG Plastic milk bottles, Lemonade/Cola, Bleach bottles, Shampoo/conditioner bottles, Fabric conditioner, Suntan lotion bottles, Juice cartons (TETRA PAK) PLUS all types of cardboard NO take away fast food boxes. GREEN GARDEN WASTE BIN Grass cuttings, Leaves, Bark, Hedge trimmings, Wood shavings, Vegetarian animal waste ONLY, NO Tea bags, Coffee pods, Fruit & Veg Peelings, Any type of cardboard. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN NON COLLECTION

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YOU CAN NOW PLACE YOUR JUICE CARTONS (TETRA PAK) INTO YOUR HESSIAN SACK OR CLEAR BAG ALONG WITH YOUR CLEAN CARDBOARD & PLASTIC BOTTLES. AEROSOLS Fully extinguished aerosol canisters: Deodorants, Shaving foam, Hair spray etc can go into the Green Box VEGETARIAN ANIMAL WASTE Rabbit, Guinea pig, Hamster waste & bedding can now go into the garden waste bin. Rat, Ferret, Cat or Dog waste must NOT be put in the garden waste bin. TIMETABLE FOR HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES WARRENBY 1st April - 30th September Mon-Fri 1pm-7pm Sat-Sun 8am-7pm DUNSDALE 1st April - 30th September Mon-Fri 8am-12:30pm Sat-Sun 8am-7pm

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Alternative approach to common ailments When we trudge off to our GP for some help with some common ailment, we go with full expectation that we are going to be given something that will cure it. If that doesn’t work we go back for something different or stronger, and if that also doesn’t work we are referred to a specialist etc. We know this system works because it has been proven to save lives. If we ask “Why have I got this ----?”, we may well be told that there is a lot of it about, it’s just one of those things, it’s stress, a virus or even your age! In fact we are told everything except why we have it! Just try asking your doctor “Why don’t you have it then?” The fact is that there is always a cause or reason why we are poorly. Nothing happens for no reason. Here’s where we start looking for something else to blame, so we start accusing viruses, bacteria, fungi, foods, pollens or even the weather! If it were these things, everyone would be affected by them. These things can trigger things off, but they don’t necessarily cause. Let’s try to understand that health is not the absence of disease, but rather the ability to withstand disease. Even viruses, bacteria and fungi are opportunists. They only manifest themselves in someone whose health is physically, mentally, spiritually or environmentally compromised. How is it that we can see this in the case of a pot plant, but not within ourselves? If the plant is struggling in some way, it could be because of its water, the pot, the food, the light, other gases or even accompanying plants. We find out which of those it is, make the appropriate changes, and lo and behold the plant starts to thrive again and become more resistance to disease, and funnily enough we haven’t used any drugs on it!. We are also a living thing and have similar needs. The problem is that unlike the pot plant, we don’t like changes, but sometimes a change is all that is needed. Not drugs. A symptom is a result of the manner in which the body is trying to sort the problem out for itself. Most drugs are given to combat those symptoms, but they still leave us with the reason why we got it. A physician’s true purpose is to observe the manner in which the body is trying to help itself, and to help it if needed. This is why we refer to mainstream as allopathy, because it is doing the opposite to that of the body. As Holopathic Practitioners, we are concerned with finding out the reason for disease in each individual and to advise what appropriate changes are needed, and to give appropriate stimulus to the body’s own healing mechanism to enable it to get better. By Prof. Steve Russell for The Restoratory

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You can contribute to ‘The Eye’ by logging on to our fully interactive website. Since its launch in July we feel ‘The Eye’ has quickly become an established medium in the East Cleveland area and have therefore continued to develop its attraction to both readers and advertisers alike. The most important aspect of that development has been the website. Because the Internet is without doubt the biggest, most convenient form of contact ever created we have made our own website completely pro-active, enabling readers to post their own slant on a local news story, include their most interesting photographs and advertise local jobs free of charge while also being able to catch up on all the previous issues of the ‘Eye’ magazine. All this information will be available 24/7 online and the best stories and pictures may also make it into the publication. To add information to our site please login or create an account for FREE (simple to do) then click the ‘create content’ option on the right and follow the links. As a registered user of the website you can add anything you feel will be of interest. Your contribution will then be made available to website visitors once approved by our editing staff. Registered users can also add photographs into the existing galleries,

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New Habits

Start saving money and reduce your food waste, and make the most of the food you buy. Here are our top tips ... • Why not start writing a shopping list - Did you know that half of us make a shopping list all or some of the time, but half don’t stick to it in the store. Try making 2010 the year of the shopping list and sticking to it! • Try planning weekly menus - Take the effort out of thinking what you are going to cook each night, and wondering if you have the ingredients to make it, by planning weekly menus. By buying ingredients for the delicious meals we’ve planned at the supermarket, we will be less likely to buy foods we won’t get round to using up. • There really is such a thing as a free lunch - Simply by using what’s already in the fridge, or last night’s leftovers for a packed lunch at work, we can save between £3.00 and £5.00 a day. • Get friendly with your freezer - There’s not much that can’t be frozen for later. Freeze your leftover festive foods such as meats and cheeses to eat in the New Year. • Double up on family favourites - When you’re cooking dishes such as Bolognese, chilli, soups and casseroles, cook one for now and freeze one for later. That way you will have a ready made meal when you get in on these cold nights. • Store cupboard essentials - Keeping essentials such as oils, sauces, beans, pasta and rice in the store cupboard means that there’ll always be something to create a quick meal with odds and ends in the fridge which might have been forgotten otherwise. • Perfect Portions - One of the reasons we throw away food is because we cook too much! Its easy to cook too much of foods such as pasta, rice and potatoes, so use the Love Food hate Waste portion calculator to help you buy and cook just the right amount of food for yourself, your family and your friends. Log onto www.lovefoodshatewaste.com for more information.

What Should I do with Unwanted Electrical Goods? Waste electronic and electrical equipment (commonly referred to as “WEEE”) such as phones, televisions, fridges, household gadgets and tools and computers is one of the fastest growing types of waste in the UK; we threw away over one million tonnes of it last year alone. Much of this waste ends up in landfill, where lead and other toxins can cause soil and water contamination: but is possible to repair and recycle many electrical items, or to extract components, such as precious metals, plastic and steel. So how do we dispose of electronic waste? If you are buying a new appliance, ask the store what you should do with it. Some retailers will take back old electrical items in store, while others will direct you to your local recycling centre. At Dunsdale and Warrenby we have containers specifically for electronic goods. We also provide a bulky waste collection service. If you are getting rid of something in good working order, consider donating it to a friend, family or local school, hospital, residential home or suchlike.

Battery Recycling

Currently over 1 billion batteries are thrown away in Britain every year. By recycling batteries we can reduce landfill and recover hazardous waste. We will also help meet the target of recycling over 25% of the batteries used by 2012. We have battery buckets for household batteries to be deposited in our Council Office Reception areas. Batteries can also be taken to Asda, Tesco or Morrisons stores.

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Selected health tips of the tea and banana variety! It always amazes me that the world isn’t completely full of slim, healthy, beautiful people because it’s impossible to open a magazine these days without having hundreds of health and beauty tips forced upon you. Having found one such nugget on a page of a magazine my wife had left open next to the fridge (it caught my eye as I opened my third can!) I decided to see if there were any more of these little gems that had been produced with the intention of making you women fit, healthy and more desirable to us fellas. These are just some of the tips I found. Enjoy! Drink tea - Japanese researchers claim to have recently discovered that compounds in tea known as tea catechins can help prevent influenza infection. That’s me alright then! Keep on working - According to US research it’s apparently good for your well being to continue to do part time work in an area related to your previous job after retirement. It could, they say, reduce your risk of various diseases and boost your mental health. Wouldn’t help the long term unemployed much, though, would it? Take up Yoga - Again it’s a US finding, but If you’re conscious of developing a ‘dowager’s hump’ then taking up yoga for six months can helps to reduce age related curvature of the spine by five percent, as well as improving flexibility. Cut food cravings with Vitamin D tablets - If you can’t get enough of creamy, fattening foods try a calcium and Vitamin D supplement. Scientists found that women PAGE 26

who took a supplement ate fewer fatty foods and lost four times more weight than those who didn’t. The researchers believe that if you’re deficient in calcium you’ll crave the foods packed with it. Got to be worth a try! Eat Bananas – they’re nature’s perfect snack food as they combine carbohydrates and fibre, giving you energy as well as making you feel full. A medium banana contains around 200 calories and no fat or salt, so they’re great as part of a diet, and because of their high potassium content eating a couple each day can also help control blood pressure. Don’t skip Breakfast – definitely the most important meal of the day because as a result of your overnight fasting your body metabolism slows down to conserve energy. By eating breakfast you kick start your metabolism into burning calories and you also provide yourself with the energy you need to get you through the day. Smile a lot – now this one I agree with. According to one magazine a smile uses many more face muscles than a frown and so helps keep the skin more supple and young looking. Don’t know about that but in my humble opinion everyone in the world looks better when they smile!


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The World Cup beckons but are we too dependent on one man?

Having just spent an enthralling two weeks watching the T20 Cricket World Cup with the fantastic England win over the arch enemies at the end of it, everybody’s mouth must now be watering at the prospect of World Cup football from South Africa. It was a brilliant performance from the England cricket team with some fairly unlikely stars being discovered in the process. That the two main batting successes – Kieswetter and Pietersen – are actually South African by birth demonstrates the huge pull England still has on the sporting world. The real World Cup, however, is now just around the corner and after the huge disappointment of missing out under Sven Góran Eriksson in 2006 there is a real feeling of anticipation among England fans that we actually have a chance. The usual favourites are obviously being touted. Spain is a fantastic outfit and Brazil – as always – are well fancied. You can never rule out the German efficiency and African hopes are being pinned on The Ivory Coast. But there’s certainly a quiet confidence among England fans that this might once again be the year, with the obvious proviso that Rooney stays fit. And that is where the doubters enter the discussion. Many people are questioning whether we are, in fact, a one man team and believe that no other country is so reliant on the talents of just one player. Yet when you look at some of the other fantastic players around there is no reason to think that other countries aren’t feeling exactly the same. The loss of Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Lukas Podolski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernando Torres would certainly be a major blow to Argentina, Ivory Coast, Germany, Portugal and Spain respectively so why should their fans not be just as fearful as us every time one of them kicks a ball?

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In fact, the real problem with England is that the highly acclaimed spine of the team so vital in getting us to the finals has been decimated over the past twelve months until there are now question marks over every section of it. Controversy continues to rage over who should actually be considered our number one keeper and unlike previous world cups that is not because they are all so good but because there are doubts over certain parts of each of their games. Similarly, the central defensive partnership of Terry and Ferdinand has developed severe doubts through lack of consistent fitness on one side and a potential lack of form and concentration on the other. In midfield the form of Gerrard throughout the season has been questionable; there are fitness doubts about Gareth Barry; the most consistent player of the season has been the rarely used Scott Parker and the likes of Carrick, Cole, Lennon and Wright Phillips have never consistently performed at this level. Perhaps the biggest worry is the lack of a genuine ‘goal machine’ that makes us so reliant on Rooney. Defoe, Crouch, Bent and Heskey make up the striking options but none of them has proved to be prolific at international level so we once again revert to the ‘what if’ question over Rooney. Despite all that, you can still physically feel the excitement and optimism of the best tournament in the world and the anticipation of a glorious four weeks – or – let’s be honest – however long England last. And since it would be totally unfair to cast all the above aspersions without actually making some sort of forecast, here goes. I honestly believe – not sure whether it’s with my heart of my head – that we could do very well indeed, and to prove I’m happy to put my money where my mouth is I have already placed a comparatively substantial each-way bet on England at a not particularly generous 6-1. Let’s all hope they go the distance!


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Kite surfing returns to Redcar An adrenaline-pumping extreme sport festival returned to Redcar recently. Redcar played host once again to the UK Kite Surfing Championship Final in a three-day extravaganza on the 21st-23rd May. Kite surfing, for the uninitiated, involves strapping one’s feet to a board and one’s hands to a kite, and riding the waves. UK men’s, women’s, junior and amateur champs will be crowned on Redcar seafront in freestyle kite surfing and racing round a course. Landlubbers with kites also get gongs, for kite land boarding and kite buggying.

Photograph By Simon Gaunt (www.smileyouroncamera.co.uk)

Its great to see a National Championship back in our area. For more information visit www.britishkitesurfingassociation.co.uk

Whats on locally Saturday 5th June

Zetland Park Fun Day

Family fun with music, tomobla, stalls, disco, face painting and bouncy castle. Zetland Park, Redcar FREE Sunday 6th June

Whitby Motocross

Enjoy a day of motorsport with the family. Skelder Bank, Whitby Adults £5 Children FREE (with adult) Friday 11th June

Coals For Coatham

Learn about the importance of landlocked Coatham as a port and find out more about the ill-fated attempt at coal mine. Coatham Marsh Nature Reserve, Redcar FREE Saturday 12th June - Sunday 13th June

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interests of local model groups. Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar 10am - 4pm FREE Sunday 20th June

Get The Recycling Bug

Try your hand at making insect houses and recycled bugs. Guisborough Forest & Walkway, 10am12pm and 1pm-3pm £2 for craft session, £4 for insect box Saturday 26th June

Lockwood School Summer Fayre Fun for all the family. Lockwood Primary School, Boosbeck, 11am - 3pm FREE Friday 2nd July - Sunday 4th July

Volkspower 2010

A large collection of VW cars and vans, live music, childrens rides and disco. Redcar Rugby Club FREE during day, various ticket prices for evenings.


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