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Elsewhere in this issue, Martin Blow gives top tips on how to divide and multiply in your garden.

You can enter our competition to see ‘THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN’ starring the fabulous Samantha Womack at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Kumon study centre is offering a two week free trial for new students and the Royal Airforce Museum Cosford has some fun half term events. If you would like to advertise your business, event or club in the next issue please contact us.

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Tel: 07726 790233 www.villagermagazine.co.uk Independently published the Villager magazine promotes local business to local people.

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Starring Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth From 18 – 23 March, Samantha Womack stars as Rachel in a stage adaptation of The Girl On The Train at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Watson longs for a different life. R achel Her only escape is the perfect couple

she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders with leading roles in Mount Pleasant and Game On, plus the recent box office hit films, The Kingsman series. As well as his extensive career on the stage, Oliver Farnworth has starred in Hollyoaks and as Andy Carver in ITV’s Coronation Street. For tickets and more information call 01902 42 92 12 or visit grandthratre.co.uk.

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF KUMON’S TWO-WEEK FREE TRIAL AT YOUR LOCAL STUDY CENTRE Would your child benefit from extra support with maths and/or reading and writing? Is your child lacking in confidence in any of these areas and finds the new curriculum challenging and ‘too much too soon?’

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The Kingswinford Study Centre is offering a two-week Free Trial until 15 March for all new students. Your child can experience how the Kumon Maths and English Programmes help children of any age and ability to become confident, independent learners with a positive attitude to study. To take part in our Free Trial, all you need to do is contact your local Instructor, Emma Wilkinson, and book a consultation. Your child will then be assessed so that your Kumon Instructor can tailor their level of study precisely to their ability. This creates a positive learning experience, with work set at just the right level. The Kumon programmes aim to help students study work above their school grade level. They have been helping children for 60 years in 50 countries and regions across the world. Kumon is the largest supplementary education provider in the UK and Ireland with 650 study centres supporting more than 74,000 students. At Kumon, our students always work at a level that is just right for them, allowing

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them to develop concentration and focus. Like school, we aim for each student to become a confident, independent child with a passion for learning. Emphasis is placed on developing strong reading comprehension and mental calculation skills, though the abilities developed add value to pupil’s right across the curriculum and beyond. Both programmes are individualised to each child’s current ability, ensuring they build on a solid foundation and experience success from their very first day. Emma works very hard with her students and their families, to ensure all children are able to reach their full potential, in order to study above and beyond their school level. Emma is very passionate about the Kumon programmes and always looks forward to welcoming new families, to begin their Kumon journey. The Kingswinford Study Centre is located in the ‘Bungalow’ at Crestwood School, Bromley Lane- with classes running every Tuesday and Thursday between 3.45pm6.30pm and Saturday 10.30am-1.00pm (30-40 mins per subject on a time-slot basis). To find out how Kumon study can help your child to shine, book a consultation with your local Instructor, Emma Wilkinson on 01384 908047 or email kingswinford@kumoncentre.co.uk. You’ll also find more information on our website, www.kumon.co.uk/kingswinford

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REMARRIAGE – Why you need to update your will by JPA Financial Services Ltd If you want to be sure that your wishes concerning your money and possessions will be met when you die, then it’s vital to have an up-to-date Will in place. rawing up a will is a straightforward process and prevents disputes between relatives, enables you to pass your assets on to future generations and can help you cut the Inheritance Tax bill on your estate after your death. If you have already been married and are embarking on a second or subsequence marriage then it’s important to think about the terms of your Will and how you’d like your assets to be distributed now that your circumstances have changed.

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In England and Wales, a Will is automatically revoked on marriage. This means that when you remarry you no longer have a valid Will in place. So, if you die, your assets will be dealt with under the rules of intestacy.

If you were to leave your estate to your new spouse, it automatically becomes part of their assets. So, if you want to ensure your children from a previous marriage benefit, then you need to write your Will accordingly.

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GET FIT, LOSE FAT...HAVE FUN!

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hen we think of exercising to get fit we automatically think of spending hours in the gym doing long, boring cardio sessions to get the body we want. However, this isn’t the case according to fitness expert Richard Morris who runs the FIT BODY BOOTCAMP in Himley. Richard reckons you only have to work out for 30 minutes to achieve the body you have always wanted by doing high intensity interval training or HIIT as it’s known. Recent studies have shown that doing a 30 minute HIIT workout will boost your metabolism and have you burning calories at a much higher rate for up to 24 hours after you have finished, this is known as the ‘after burn’. Richard – a personal trainer and founder of the Fit Body Bootcamp uses this training method in his 4 week camps to get his clients the results they are looking for. Each session is 45 minutes which includes a 30 minute HIIT workout, a warm up, cool down and stretch.

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The Fit Body Bootcamp is not a typical Bootcamp; it is a result based training program and the sessions are more like personal training sessions but in a group environment. It is not about being shouted at, it’s about working out with likeminded people, motivating each other and having fun whilst getting into shape. Each week the sessions have a specific goal and purpose, with the four-week exercise plan being periodised to guarantee results.

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SUNJAY Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Performer. Bluesman. Entertainer.

SUNJAY Friday 15th March, The Woodman Folk Club, Ashwood Marina, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford. DY6 OAQ. Doors: 8.30pm. Tickets: £7/£8 (non members). 01384 560462

MEAN & UGLY is the new album from Sunjay, his first to include original material in four years

(release date: April 2019 on Sunjay Limited).

ecorded near his hometown, Stourbridge, MEAN & UGLY features long time producer and multi instrumentalist Eddy Morton, drummer Darren Barnes, bassist Ian Jennings (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck), Katriona Gilmore, and special guest Dan Walsh. The new record showcases Sunjay’s trademark blues with a modernday twist - tinged with elements of folk and country.

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Sunjay is pretty much the antithesis of your typical denim clad dishevelled folk and blues musician. From his perfectly groomed hair to his spotlessly shining winkle picker boots he walks onto the stage every inch the “city slicker”. When Sunjay starts to play the guitar and sing, you are transported to a world where blues and country music meld seamlessly amidst humid mangrove swamps and red neck barbecues. Sunjay is, without doubt, the real deal.

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Sunjay Photo: Paul Ward

From those early childhood steps Sunjay has in every sense, grown up in public, having performed regularly to ever increasing audiences from the age of seven. Now, still only in his mid-twenties, Sunjay has become a master guitarist, who has crafted his show to perfection. He also has n encyclopaedic knowledge of his music, and a wicked sense of humour. An evening with Sunjay is an evening of exquisite blues, country and folk music combined with a master class in guitar playing interspersed with hilarious anecdotes....and even the occasional Buddy Holly song. But if he asks you to meet him at midnight down at the crossroads... think twice. “Exemplary musicianship with songs that gently settled us but demanded our participation. An evening of excellence, my thanks to the Bush for keeping it Live”. Graham Munn, Slap Mag.

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MARTIN BLOW SAYS:

Janet & I run Special Perennials, our website www.specialperennials.com is full of colour photos and growing tips. We sell by mail order and at Plant Hunters’ Fairs only throughout the season. Please see planthuntersfairs.co.uk DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2019 We will be at the Plant Hunters’ Fair at the National Memorial Arboretum, DE13 7AR on Sunday 10th March Sugnall Walled Garden ST21 6NF on Saturday 23rd March; Middleton Hall, B78 2AE on Sunday 31st March; Sandwell Valley Park Farm, West Bromwich B71 4BG on Saturday 13th April and at Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley DY11 5SY on Easter Saturday 20th April. We are happy to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect.

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DIVIDE AND MULTIPLY by Martin Blow of Special Perennials Like me most gardeners can’t resist a free plant or even better, lots of free plants and in early spring I need plenty of plants to fill the gaps and create new designs. Also, we are potting up divisions for our nursery stock. ost perennials and some shrubs can be divided to create more plants for your own garden and to share with family and friends. It’s only worth dividing healthy plants – diseased plants will produce diseased divisions which is a waste of time. It’s also a great opportunity to remove pests hiding in the clumps. Hunt out slugs, chaffer grubs, vine weevil grubs, wireworms, cutworms and the whole ghastly host of things that eat plants from underground.

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In our garden dividing goes on most of the year: there’s always something ready to lift and separate but in late winter and early spring we are focussed on the late flowering perennials. The rule of thumb is to divide after flowering but it’s risky to divide in late autumn or early winter so late bloomers like heleniums, phlox and the like are best tackled in late winter which for us means mid-February to early March, but we are on free-draining soil. Those of you on sticky clay might want to leave it a bit later. Some perennials have plenty of new growth by late winter and it’s just a matter of chopping pieces from the edge of large clumps or if you want lots of new plants, digging up the whole clump and breaking it up into individual plantlets. Some plants like heleniums or asters are very obliging and fall apart into individual plants and if your soil is warm and accommodating you can plant these out straight away, otherwise pot them up and pop them in a cold frame, cold greenhouse or by a sheltered but sunny wall.

For plants like hostas the prime time for dividing is when the pointed buds are just poking through but before the leaves unfurl. Hostas form hard root balls that are pretty much impossible to break up. The answer is to cut slices from the clump like cutting a cake. I use a cheap, serrated bread knife for this job as an expensive tool could be ruined by hitting stones in the soil. You can then replant the clump and fill in the missing slices with soil mixed with compost and fertiliser: the plant will soon fill in the gaps. This is good method with lots of plants with hard root stocks. It is sometimes possible to use a sharp spade to cut the slices without the need to dig up the clump. It is possible to divide completely dormant perennials that aren’t showing any top growth. The late flowering Joe Pye Weed (eupatorium) are one such. If you dig up a clump (no mean feat as they are really hard and woody) the roots and stems look completely dead. It’s quite easy to break off pieces that just look like dead sticks with a bit of bristly roots. It seems odd to plant or pot up these “dead” pieces. But come May fresh buds show and new shoots quickly grow. It’s a reminder that perennials and shrubs can look completely dead before spring growth starts. Likewise, Burnets (sanguisorba), Veronicas and Veronicastrums can look completely dead at this time. With these the cheap breadknife comes in handy again to saw off pieces for planting or potting.

It's a busy time in the garden and greenhouse dividing, planting or potting up and just as you think you’ve done it all, it’s time to start dividing spring flowering bulbs and plants when they have finish flowering! That’s for another article I’m off out with my spade and breadknife!.........

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FLIGHT THEMED FUN FOR FAMILIES Royal Air Force Museum Cosford Families with youngster’s crazy about planes are being encouraged to visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford this February half term to enjoy rare access to the Hawker Hunter F Mk.4 and McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1 cockpits! The flight themed fun will continue in Hangar 1 during half term when the popular ‘Airfix Make and Take’ week returns. This family friendly model making activity will take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February keeping little aviators entertained with hands-on crafting.

pen each day from 16-24 February visitors can explore the Cold War fighter jets with close viewing of the Hunter and on-board access to the Phantom. Plus, alongside the cockpits will be a Cold War handling collection consisting of helmets and life jackets for visitors to try on and a collection of photos. So, if you have any future pilots in your family who want to experience first-hand what it’s like to take control of a real aircraft, head to the National Cold War Exhibition on arrival. There’s no need to pre-book, youngsters just need to be a minimum of one metre tall to sit inside the cockpit and must be accompanied by an adult.

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Aircraft will be opened daily from 11.00am1.00pm and 2.00pm-3.00pm. Both cockpits will be manned by a Visitor Experience Assistant and Volunteer who will be on hand to answer any questions (suggested donation £3 per person, cockpits open subject to Volunteer availability).

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Children can choose from a selection of kits and build their models nestled amongst the Museum’s collection of aircraft. Kits on offer include a First World War 1:72 scale Sopwith Pup, a German First World War Albatross Biplane and Second World War Japanese Mitsubishi Zero. The Airfix activity is suitable for children aged 8+ and you don’t have to be a skilled modeller to take part as staff and cadets will be there to lend a hand and ensure visitors get the most from their modelling.

If building an Airfix kit is too fiddly for your little ones, families with younger children can opt to assemble and decorate a wooden biplane. Each kit contains pre-cut wooden pieces, a plastic screw and easy to follow instructions. To give your wooden kit the wow factor, the Museum will provide all the colours and accessories needed to help personalise your model including foam letters and coloured jewels.

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Not only do participants get to take their models home, organisers are also giving modellers the chance to WIN an Airfix prize bundle worth over £75. Packed with everything any young modeller could wish for including three Airfix sets with accessories, an Airfix quick build kit and a 2019 Museum teddy bear. To enter the competition, hit ‘Like’ on the Museum’s Facebook page @rafmuseumcosford and tag a photo of your completed model kit by the end of the day on Sunday 24 February. So, if you think you can build the perfect Airfix kit or give your model the most creative makeover, why not give it a go! The winner and two lucky runners up will each receive a prize so they can continue the model making fun at home. Tickets for the model making activity are available from the Visitor Centre on arrival or from the Museum Shop. The activity will run from 11.00am to 3.00pm each day and participation is just £3.00 per person. All materials will be provided by the Museum (children will need to be supervised by an adult and may require assistance with the model making). Then why not continue the fun at home…all participants will receive a 10% discount voucher to use on model kits for sale in the Museum shop. Perfect for families looking for a great day out, the Museum is home to four hangars packed with aircraft and vehicles, a handson interactive Fun ‘n’ Flight area and a 4D Experience, ensuring there’s plenty to keep all ages entertained. Open daily from 10am, entry to the Museum is free of charge.

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2,000 LOLLIES BRING £7,600 in Kinver Rotary Club’s Santa collection More than 2,000 sweet lollies were given to children by Kinver Rotary Club’s Santa as he toured the area on his sleigh during the run up to Christmas. enerous parents – and those without children who were just happy to see the annual spectacle - showed their appreciation by giving £7,665 to the Rotarians collecting for local charities.

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This brought to £14,500 the amount raised by the club in the final quarter of 2018, as Rotarians and their friends organised a major running event, a harvest auction, a whisky tasting session and the annual Children in Need Quiz. The 10k Sheepwalks Shocker across the challenging Enville Estates lands attracted more than 300 runners from across the Midlands and brought in £4,300 for Action Heart while an associated 2k family fun run raised £195 for Kinver Fitness Collective. The “Voice of the Balls” and Strictly Come Dancing’s voice-over Alan Dedicoat walked away from the village with £953 after he hosted the club’s annual Children in Need Quiz, while the club’s general charities fund received a £941 boost as a result of the annual harvest auction. And to show that life in Rotary is more than running, quizzing and bidding, a sell-out whisky tasting evening organised by the club’s Youth Services Committee resulted in £800 being split between the Royal British Legion and Fisher House at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A tremendous amount of time and effort goes into the organisation of this wide variety of these activities, but we as members, and the general public, get to be involved in some thoroughly enjoyable events.”

Kinver Rotary Club President Keith Wilkinson says “It is rewarding to be able to support so many needy causes through the projects undertaken by the club.

Anybody interested in learning more about Kinver Rotary Club should contact membership secretary Clive Corbett on 01384 295020.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

Fire, Police, Ambulance 999 or 112 Police non emergency 101

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Social Services Emegency Team 0300 555 8574 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999

Water Emergency Severn Trent 0800 783 4444 Floodline 0345 988 1188

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Ambulance 999 NHS Direct 111

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Russells Hall Hospital 01384 456111 Corbett Hospital 01384 456111

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