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The Clitheroe Local R E G U L A R

R E L I A B L E

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R E A D A B L E

ISSUE NO 120

Part of The Local Herald Group which is hand delivered to over 48,000 homes & businesses every month, guaranteed. See page 2. February already, Christmas a distant memory, snow drops are pushing through and Spring just around the corner. Happy days. You know we always try to be topical in The Local Herald, so this edition has a picture quiz about Love Songs for St Valentine’s day, a word search about fishes as it is the month of Pisces, plus we have an article about the recent TV awards with a reminder of the upcoming BAFTAs and OSCARs. B.G. has some positive words in his regular column and we have some helpful hints for things to do around the garden before the season really starts. Our Quizzical pages have a profusion of quizzes and mental challenges. We have plenty of interesting articles such as a blast from the past with three of our pioneering female comedy stars, and you will find all our regular characters with their comments on life. Not forgetting all our daft stuff. Then, of course we have our advertisers who make our little magazine possible. Many of them have been with us from the very start and have become regular advertisers, possibly because we do “what it says on the tin.” We deliver. See page 2. If you have a local business and you have never used our magazine, why not give us a try. You might be pleased with the response. Enjoy.

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Celebrating our 10th year. This is our 120th issue of The Local Herald, which makes us one of the longest running magazines in Lancashire. We now deliver a gauranteed, 48,600 copies every month which, we believe, makes us the largest circulated magazine in Lancashire. It is thanks to our advertisers for choosing our magazine to build their businesses and a special thank-you to our readers for using their services.

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It’s a Love Thing. There are many stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14th but one of our favourites is about Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry, and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.

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The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards making it one of the busiest periods for card shops after Christmas.

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Talking of Cupid. In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor (“Love”). His Greek counterpart is Eros.

A CLITHEROE SHOWING of the inspirational film “BREATHE” BREATHE will be shown at THE GRAND in Clitheroe on FRIDAY 23rd March at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at ONLY £10 and available from THE GRAND or any Rotary Club in the Ribble Valley, and Hyndburn THE PLOT - “BREATHE” tells the wonderful life journey of Robin Cavendish and his adoring wife, Diana, after Robin was given only 3 months to live (at the age of 28) after contracting polio while on holiday in Africa in the late 1950s. “BREATHE” is an inspirational and emotional celebration of bravery and human endeavour. Together Robin & Diana refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. Against the odds, Robin’s illness gave both of them new purpose and his pioneering ideas to improve mobility and access for the disabled has had a huge impact on thousands all over the world. All proceeds will go to the ROTARY “End Polio now campaign” which is reaching the final stages of the global eradicating of this awful disease. We are so close, less than 20 cases in 2017, now is not the time to stop our support. EVERY £ WE RAISE WILL BE DOUBLED BY THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

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Saturday 17th February

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POPULAR music event ‘Hey Clitheroe’ will be back once again in March Tuesday 01200 428766 Barley for Pendle 1.00pm 5 13th Jeramiah March with Ferrari gearing up to make it second time lucky. The Manchester-based headline act were due to appear last year but had to do a last minute U-turn when the lead singer fell ill on the eve of the show. NON MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME ALL WALKS at the 2018 However the reggae band wanted to make up forON it by appearing fund-raiser - which will be held at The Grand, York Street, on Saturday, March 10th. For a third successive year, Hey Clitheroe will be raising cash for Alder Hey Hospital - a health facility that has brought hope and peace of mind to many Ribble Valley children and their families. More than £12,500 has been raised over the last two years - and Jeramiah Ferrari are thrilled to finally be part of the Hey Clitheroe story. The Hey Clitheroe committee have been impressed by Jeramiah’s talent - but also their enthusiasm to be part of an event which has sold out comfortably for the last two years. Spokesman Derek Russell said: “The musical aim of Hey Clitheroe continues to be on presenting local acts, especially those who are based in and around Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley. Fusing together reggae, rock, ska, and punk, Jeramiah Ferrari create an original, distinctive sound which has seen them become a highly respected act and built them an extensive following throughout the North West. This has resulted in them supporting leading UK acts, like The Wailers, Madness, and UB40. Two more superb acts are expected to join Jeremiah Ferrari on the bill - with details set to be announced in the New Year. More than £5,500 has been raised at each of the past Hey Clitheroe events and the committee are looking to make it a hat-trick by raising a similar sum this time around. The funds raised from the event will be donated to two facilities at Alder Hey Hospital – THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY TRUST and the FAMILY HOUSE TRUST. Alder Hey Hospital is one of the UK’s leading specialist children’s hospitals, which has a worldwide reputation for providing patient-friendly health care, mainly to families in the North West. Each year it helps more than 275,000 children, over 40,000 of who come from Lancashire. For commencement times and tickets contact The Grand via www. thegrandvenue.co.uk/event/hey-clitheroe or telephone - 01200 421599. For further information on Hey Clitheroe visit www.heyclitheroe.com.

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Sport in 2018.

Lost on the Plot in February

The first day of the year saw the defeat and retirement of the greatest player to step up to the oche. Phil (The Power) Taylor was beaten in the PDC World Darts Championship final by debutant Rob Cross, who looks like he could be the new star of the game after only turning professional at the start of 2017. Cross shocked the darts world by beating Michael Van Gerwen in the semi final to set up a dream final with his long standing hero. He dominated the final winning 7-2. Although Taylor has often courted controverssy his record and influence on the game has been immense. 16 times world champion, 16 time world matchplay champion and winner of over 200 professional tournaments. Legend. Glen Durrant retained the BDO Lakeside World Darts Championship in a 13th-set tie break – after Mark McGeeney missed two darts to beat him. Do we have to mention the Ashes ? OK, but we’ll be brief. The Aussies won 4-0. But we didn’t have our best man. Ben Stokes was not allowed to play after a nightclub incident in Bristol. The question is, would the Aussies have banned their best man under the circumstances? On a brighter note we might have just found a world class batsman in Dawid Malan finishing the series as England’s leading runmaker, and, who was England’s leading wicket taker? 35 year old Burnley lad, James Anderson. But then we made a comeback in the One Day Internationals as we dominated the first two gamesthrashed the Aussies by 5 wickets. Then we beat them in the second ODI in Brisbane by 4 wickets. Masters Snooker. This year saw 2 new faces in the final at Ally Pally. Mark Allen beat Kyren Wilson 10-7 to become the first Northern Irishman to win the Masters since Dennis Taylor in 1987. Coming up this year. Just a few of the highlights. Winter Olympics: Pyeongchang, South Korea 9-25 February Rugby union: Six Nations 3 February - 17 March Athletics: Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast, Australia 4-15 April Athletics: London Marathon. Could this be Mo’s Marathon? 22 April Football: World Cup. Russia 14 June - 15 July Hockey: Women’s World Cup Olympic Park,

5. Historic February It’s a Money Thing.

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3rd Feb. 1730. The London Daily Advertiser newspaper publishes the first stock exchange quotations. 15th Feb. 1971. Pennies, bobs and half-crowns all disappear as Britain goes decimal. 16th Feb. 1659. A cheque is used for the first time in Britain as Mr Nicholas Vanacker settles a debt. 26th Feb. 1797. The Bank of England issues the first ever one pound note, in part a result of the panic in London caused by the French invasion of Fishguard. After the ten shilling note was withdrawn in 1970 the one pound note became the smallest denomination note issued by the Bank of England and continued to be printed until 1984. The note was withdrawn in 1988 in favour of the one pound coin. One pound notes were introduced by the Bank of England for the first time in 1797, following gold shortages caused by the French Revolutionary Wars. Between 1797 and 1821 the lack of bullion meant that banks would not exchange banknotes for gold, but after the end of the Napoleonic Wars the shortage was alleviated such that notes could be exchanged for an equivalent amount of gold when presented at the bank. One pound notes ceased to be issued in 1821 and were replaced by gold sovereigns. During the First World War the British Government wanted to maintain its stocks of gold and so banks were ordered to again stop exchanging all denominations of banknotes for gold. Gold sovereigns were replaced by one pound notes issued by the Treasury. These notes were nicknamed “Bradburys” because of the prominent signature of Sir John Bradbury, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury displayed on the notes. 8

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This year our plan is to grow fewer varieties of vegetables, improve the fruit and grow a few flowers for cutting. The apples did well but we haven’t had any plums or pears since we bought the trees four years ago. The pear tree tried, but the tiny fruits all disappeared. Possibly the squirrels had something to do with it, I know they steal all the cobnuts every year, and we’ve recently seen them chasing each other around the garden and up and down the trees, so the birds had better start watching their feeders, before they’re raided too. The Flower Garden Although we tend to think of February as one of the worst months for gardeners, there are surprising numbers of plants in flower now. So this is a good time to try out a simple method of ensuring that there is always at least one colourful bit in your garden. Look around local garden centres and nurseries, see what takes your fancy, and buy one plant in flower. Do this every month and in future you’ll have colour all year round. If you pick perennials, they’ll multiply over time and fill in any spaces. Some suggestions for February are polyanthus, primulas, pansies, hellebores, lungwort and violets.

Late February is the perfect time to sow seeds of plants for summer bedding, hanging baskets and containers, provided you have room to grow them on until it’s warm enough to transfer them outside. Try lobelia and busy lizzies, stocks, carnations, pinks, nicotiana, antirrhinums and the butterfly flower schizanthus. You can also sow brightly coloured annual climbers, such as the cup-and saucer vine, Spanish Flag and the Chilean glory vine. The Kitchen Garden If you have dug your beds over already, now is the time to begin breaking the soil down to a fine tilth ready for sowing. Hopefully the frost will have done most of the work for you, but it’s best to finish off any digging that still needs to be done now, as things start getting busier next month. Use spare cloches to warm the ground or cover beds with plastic sheeting. Sow onion seed indoors during the first week of February. They need warmth to germinate but then keep them cooler or they’ll shoot up like grass. Set out seed potatoes to chit on trays on a light, cool window sill, eyes upwards. At the end of the month, if the weather shows signs of warming up, make early sowings of carrots, lettuces, radishes, salad onions and summer cabbages under cloches or tunnels. Celery, celeriac, outdoor cucumbers, aubergines, peppers and tomatoes can be sown now in moist seed compost. I drop a few seeds of each into a number of 3” pots, and just cover them with a sprinkle of fine compost. Aubergines may take three weeks to germinate, tomatoes and peppers are quicker. Start them off on a warm windowsill, (at least 16°C/60°F) or in a heated propagator or greenhouse, but think about where you will keep the young seedlings once they grow bigger. You can gradually harden them off indoors before transferring them to cooler conditions. Their growth rate will slow down, but will pick up again as the

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F is for February. There’s a clue in there somewhere. All the answers are sneakily hidden in these pages.

1. Amerigo Vespucci airport is in which city? 2. Where would you find the ‘English end’ of the Channel Tunnel? 3. What was Sarah, the Duchess of York’s maiden name ? 4. Where would you find a canton, halyard and field? 5. What is the chemical symbol of Iron? 6. In which sport is the term Balestra used? 7. What was the name of the bear in the Muppet Show? 8. What is pasta shaped as a spiral called? 9. Al Capone’s business card said he was a what? 10.Which nation apparently takes the most time to eat meals?

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British Yorkshire Pudding Day – each February, the first Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day. In 2018 the day will be celebrated on 4th February. The Yorkshire pudding was traditionally made in a large tin, rather than the individual puddings that we are familiar with today. An example would be a solid roasting tin measuring 28x23cm/11x9in. Ingredients 175g/6oz plain flour 2 free-range eggs 175ml/6fl oz milk (whole or semiskimmed) 110ml/4fl oz water 2 tbsp beef dripping salt & freshly milled black pepper 1. Florence. Method Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Sift the flour into a large bowl, holding the sieve up high to give the flour a good airing. Add the eggs, salt and pepper and whisk. Measure the milk and water into a measuring jug and when the mixture becomes stiff, add the mixture gradually, whisking continuously until smooth. Spoon the beef dripping into the roasting tin and allow it to heat in the oven. When the oven is up to temperature remove the tin and place it over a direct heat (turned to medium). Then, when the fat begins to shimmer and smoke a little, pour in the batter. Tip it evenly all round and then place the tin on a high shelf in the oven and cook for 40 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Serve it cut into squares with any roast meats. Delicious. 2. Folkestone.

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19th February - 20th March. One of the greatest strengths of a Pisces is their imagination. These individuals are talented, compassionate and sensitive, always with a vision they need to bring to life. They will adapt with ease, be spontaneous and full of surprises.

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9th February, 1964. A record setting 73 million Americans tuned in to the Ed Sullivan Show making it one of the seminal moments in television history. Over fifty years later, people still remember exactly where they were the night The Beatles stepped onto Ed Sullivan’s stage. In the weeks leading up to the performance, several Beatles records had already hit number one on the U.S. charts, and the radio airwaves were saturated with their tunes. The delirium and ground swell of anticipation surrounding The Beatles’ arrival from England had not been seen around since Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956. But even that experience could not have prepared the Sullivan staff and the New York City authorities for what was about to happen. Prior to their debut on the Sullivan show, The Beatles’ record “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was leaked in advance of its planned US release to radio stations across the country. When attorneys for Capitol Records were unable to stop American DJs from spinning the tune, the record label relented and, on December 26, 1963, dropped the album ahead of schedule. The record sold 250,000 copies in the first three days. By January 10, 1964 it had sold over one million units and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was the number one song on the Billboard charts by month’s end. In the weeks leading up to The Beatles’ performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Beatlemania went viral. Radio stations played the band’s music nearly non-stop; teenage fans sported “Beatle” wigs, and bumper stickers across the country warned, “The Beatles Are Coming.” The Beatles touched down at New York’s Kennedy Airport on February 7th, 1964. They were met by a throng of reporters and a hoard of screaming fans. As the show approached, over 50,000 requests for seats came into CBS. However, The Ed Sullivan Show, which originated from CBS’s TV Studio 50, could only accommodate an audience of 700. Tickets were at a premium. It should be remembered that while this hullabaloo was happening, there was still an air of gloom in America. Just 77 days prior to The Beatles’ appearance on Sullivan, President Kennedy had been assassinated. By now, the country was ready for some much needed diversion, and it came in the form of four young lads from Liverpool – their sound, their look, their energy and their charisma. At 8 o’clock on February 9th 1964, America tuned in to CBS and The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people gathered in front their TV sets to see The Beatles’ first live performance on U.S. soil. It was a TV phenominum. Ed opened the show by briefly mentioning a congratulatory telegram to The Beatles from Elvis and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, before he began his memorable introduction stating that: “This city never has witnessed the excitement stirred by these youngsters from Liverpool who call themselves The Beatles! Let’s bring them on.” At last, John, Paul, George and Ringo came onto the stage, opening with “All My Loving” to ear-splitting screeches from teenage girls in the audience. The Beatles followed that hit with Paul McCartney taking the spotlight to sing, “Till There Was You.” The Beatles then wrapped up the first set with “She Loves You.” The hour-long broadcast concluded with The Beatles singing two more of their hits, “I Saw Her Standing There” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to the delight of the fans in attendance and those watching at home. The show was a huge television success. As hard as it is to imagine, over 40% of every man, woman and child living in America had watched The Beatles on Sullivan. The genius of The Beatles and the American institution that was The Ed Sullivan Show combined to create one of the most defining and indelible moments in the history of music, television and pop culture.

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Answers to our Music Quiz. 2nd February 1980 - The Specials were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Special A.K.A. Live E.P’. The lead track ‘Too Much Too Young’ was the shortest song to reach No.1 on the UK singles chart in the 1980s at 2’04”. 4th Feb, 1977 - Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours is released; it goes on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time. 5th Feb, 1972 - T Rex were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Telegram Sam’, the group’s third UK No.1 which was taken from their album The Slider. The song is also known for bringing the term “main man” into popular culture. 6th Feb, 1962 - Decca Records turn down The Beatles. 7th Feb, 1967 - Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees returned to the UK after living in Australia for nine years. 8th Feb, 2015 - Sam Smith a quadruple winner at the Grammy Awards, was honored with the Best New Artist; Record of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Album; and Song of the Year with “Stay With Me”. 13th Feb, 1970 - Black Sabbath releases their self titled debut album, and widely considered the first heavy metal album. The marketers make sure that it comes out on Friday the 13th. To add mystique to the band’s image, new manager Patrick Meehan asked the band to stop giving interviews. 21st Feb, 1970 - Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water LP enters UK chart at No. 1, staying in top 10 for 126 weeks. 27th Feb, 1967 - Pink Floyd finished recording their first single, “Arnold Layne” at EMI Studios, London.

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A grand total of £2,073 was raised at The Ride 4 Brooke Event, held in Clitheroe on 25th November. The money raised has been gratefully received by The Alder Hey Family House Trust, who run the Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey, Liverpool. Martin Wrigley who organised the event with help from others said, “Thanks must again be expressed to the staff at St Michaels’ Old School Rooms and also to all the local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle. The evening was a huge success and there is talk already of making it an annual event. My brother-in-law, who had just completed a 1000 mile bike ride in South Australia in aid of Ronald McDonald House Adelaide, joined in the celebrations by sending a very emotional video message upon completion of his ride.” The next event planned in memory of Brooke, will take place at Keystreet on the afternoon of Sunday February 4th 2,30pm. Martin said, “Bev and Phil at Keystreet have very kindly offered to host the event and are providing pizzas and cupcakes for those in attendance. The event is to celebrate what would have been Brooke’s 18th Birthday. It is very much a family event and children are welcome with their parents, to listen to the many live music acts and be entertained by the close up magic skills of Magician Darren Brand. There will be a candy cart sweet stall and merchandise from Ronald McDonald House in Liverpool and the house manager will be in attendance at the event and will explain what vital work is carried out by those within the House. More information at: Facebook at LIVE 4 BROOKE Or by calling Martin 07930638464 or Ric 07826700703

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Dermot O’Leary returned to present the National Television Awards, which was held at London’s O2. It turned out to be a huge night for Ant and Dec, who once again won the Presenters title for a record-breaking 17 years. Probably the highlight was Sir David Attenborough and the Blue Planet II team received this year’s Impact Award to a standing ovation, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Touching on some of the series’ more harrowing scenes, about the amount of plastic polluting the world’s oceans, Sir David said it was “a privilege” to raise awareness of such an urgent issue. Here are the other winners. CHALLENGE SHOW. I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! CRIME DRAMA. Broadchurch TALENT SHOW. Strictly Come Dancing DRAMA. Doctor Foster TV PRESENTER. Ant & Dec FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT. Gogglebox DRAMA PERFORMANCE. Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) THE BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD. Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway SERIAL DRAMA. Emmerdale SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE. Lucy Fallon (Coronation Street) COMEDY. Peter Kay’s Car Share NEWCOMER. Danny Walters (EastEnders) DAYTIME. This Morning TV JUDGE. David Walliams (Britain’s Got Talent) TV. Where would we be without it, it can be so educational. We came across the following comments from past Big Brother programs. “Is that sun up there the same one my mum sees in Essex?” “When you delete a phone number from your phone, where does it go?” “An MP? Does that mean you work in that big room with the green seats?” “What’s the Queen’s surname? No one knows. Her name’s Margaret, innit?” “ People from Newcastle, they’re called Liverpudlians, aren’t they?” “I like that pink champagne - Don Perrier.” “If you don’t cook the yellow bits of eggs you get semolina.” “Piccalilli? I don’t know what it is. Piccalilli’s off Monopoly.” Don’t forget the upcoming BAFTAs on Sunday 18th February and then the Oscars on 4th March. British actor Gary Oldman remains firm favourite to scoop the Best Actor gong for his role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. British acting legend Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is also up for nomination and is already the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category.

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Such Vision! It is impossible to transmit speech electrically. The “telephone” is as mythical as the unicorn. Professor Johann Poggendorff. !860. Yes M’ Lord. Actual transcripts from the courts. How old is your son, the one living with you? 38 or 35 I can’t remember. How long has he lived with you? 45 years. What’s going on? Councillor Robert Smythe, security liaison executive, said, “The police can’t keep going round all the time to see what’s going on. We all know that certain goings-on do go on at night, and darkness does encourage what goes on. But it doesn’t do any good to keep going on about it.”

Born in February. Three female legends of British comedy.

Hylda Baker. 4th February 1904 - 1st May 1986. English comedienne, actress and music hall performer. Born and brought up in Farnworth, Lancashire, she is perhaps most well known for her role as Nellie Pledge in the ITV sitcom Nearest and Dearest (1968–73) The Business was Pledge’s Purer Pickles. Her act was full of malapropisms and catchphrases that had become part of her public persona, the most famous of which were “She knows, y’know!” and, when asked the time “It’s quarter past ... I must get a little hand put on this watch.” Joyce Grenfell. 10th February 1910 - 30th November 1979. Joyce Irene Grenfell, British comedian, singer, actress and monologist and, in her time, one of the country’s best loved entertainers, immortalised in roles such as the gym mistress Miss Gossage in the 1950 film The Happiest Days of Your Life and Ruby Gates in the St Trinian’s films. Hattie Jacques. 7th February 1924 6th October 1980. She had a distinguished acting career but we best remember her from the brillant TV comedy series with Eric Sykes, as well as her substantial contributions to the Carry on Films. “Matron.”

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MOTOR MOUTH. By Dan Woods I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and are starting 2018 with a sense of vigour and enthusiasm. I know I am: I spent the Christmas break redesigning my website. After many hours work it is ready, and I would urge you to take a look at it. You can also find us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, so get following, liking and subscribing for more regular updates. Details can be found at the end of this column. 2018 is looking to be one of my best yet since I started gracing these pages with reviews. You see there are some absolutely fantastic cars on sale at the minute, and I’m hoping to put a few of them through their paces. I will start with the Mitsubishi L200 SVP. Standing for ‘Special Vehicle Projects’, the SVP is a 250-strong limited run. It was created in homage to the one-off Project Swarm: the heavily modified vehicle designed in conjunction with Top Gear Magazine to take on the world’s biggest sand dune. The road version is essentially an L200 Barbarian with some cosmetic upgrades. It’s available in either Electric Blue or Cosmos Black, and features a raft of black detailing: the grille, headlamp surrounds, wheel arches, roof rails and wheels. It even has BF Goodrich knobbly tyres. The engine is not the most refined, getting rattly above 3,000rpm. The 5-speed automatic gearbox feels old fashioned, and kills fuel consumption. But this is a commercial vehicle after all. You have to allow for the bouncy ride and low-geared steering, because the SVP is set up to take a 1,050kg payload and to tow 3,100kg. Prices for the SVP start from £29,330 plus VAT. Very expensive for private buyers, but also a very attractive proposition for company car drivers (it’s a fixed-rate taxable benefit) or for companies who can reclaim the VAT. And with such a bold image, you’ll certainly stand out from the crowd. Which brings me neatly on to my next car: The DS 3 Performance Black. It’s finished in matte black, with a gold

roof, mirrors and detailing. And on the outside it looks superb. The interior is graced with huge bucket seats (good) and a gold plastic dashboard (not good). On paper, this car should be superb. It has a 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 208PS. It has a 6-speed manual gearbox and a Torsen limited-slip differential. The track is wider than a standard DS 3 and 4-piston, 323mm Brembo front brakes ensure you have plenty of stopping power. But if I’m completely honest, the result is a little underwhelming. The steering is direct – no question – but it lacks weight. The clutch is a little on the light side too. To keep the steering wheel completely bare, there are two additional stalks behind it: one for the media and one for cruise control. But you can’t see either of them, so have to rely solely on telepathy. And whilst you get a little bit of noise from the exhaust, there isn’t much for the driver. If this car had a symposer of some kind, it would simply transform the driving experience. The bottom line is that there were just too many niggles with the DS 3 to make it a properly great car. And that makes the price of £26,165 even harder to stomach. The all-new Fiesta ST is due out this year, and expected to be sub-£20,000. What’s even more perplexing is that the DS’s twin brother – the Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport – starts at £23,550. I might have to grab the latest one of those for comparison… Dan Web: www.simplymotor.co.uk Twitter/ YouTube/Instagram:simplymotor e-mail: info@simplymotor.co.uk

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The clitheroe local feb 18  
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