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Answers: 1. Pope Francis (speaking to his fellow cardinals on his election as Pope) 2. David Miliband 3.Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead 4. Doctor Who 5. Bongo Bongo Land 6. The Eurovision Song Contest (Gaynor Hopkins is the real name of Bonnie Tyler) 7. Bridget Jones 8. BBC Television Centre 9. 3-0 to England 10. Emeli Sande and Ben Howard
Contents What Break Your happened Bad Beauty Habits in January… 1962
By Helen Taylor
BadBreaking Beauty Habit 1 Local Living Bad p8 Habits p10 By Patrick D Cousins Beauty Neil Sedaka - The Best Solution selling single It’s the start of another new year, which means that there has never been a better time to leave your bad beauty habits in the past. If you are guilty of any of our top 5, then you will need to act fast to break them in time for 2014.
Never - no matter how tired you are - go to bed with any trace of make-up still on your face.
to your tresses that could result in split ends, dried-out lengths and tired, dull-looking locks.
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‘Happy Sixteen’ Try Sweet a new style - maybe sweep Mascara that hasn’t been Birthday your hair up, or use hair removed will quickly dry-out your accessories to attain a different eyelashes, making them brittle look. Find the right products and weak. Last night’s foundation to cater to your needs; if you will clog your pores, leaving you want straight lengths then use a prone to nasty break-outs. specially formulated straightening The Solution shampoo and conditioner.
On 1st January 1962 The Beatles, comprising John Lennon, Paul Establish aMcCartney, cleansing routine Pete Best and George You don’t have to say goodbye Make cleansing your face a top to your much-loved heat styler priority. Dedicate 15 minutes in Harrison, arrived at Decca’s altogether. Instead, you should the evening to your skin: cleanse, ensure that you use it more tone, moisturise and apply office your London for an audition. sparingly and don’t forget to face and eye creams. spritz your hair with a good They were a day late after their Always keep a pack of cleansing quality heat protecting product wipes next to your bed, so that road manager,first. Neil Aspinall, lost if you do return home after a big Beauty Habit 3 night out and skip way. the routine, his They Bad performed fifteen Using make-up that is past its you can still attempt to remove some of your make-up. in just under best songs an hour, Some plead ignorance, others say Bad Beauty Habit 2 can’t let go, but whatever starting with atheyLennon/McCartney Using heat stylers excuse you have for not throwing on your hair ancientDreamers mascara away won’t composition –that Like Do. cut it when you hear the truth everyday Decca eventually rejected the about out-of-date make-up. If you straighten, curl or blow dry Although your‘The cosmetics look commenting: Beatles your hair every Petrol was about 23p a gallon group, innocent enough, after being day you will be they offer business.’ a perfect have nodamage futureopened in show causing
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Nelson Mandela secretly left South Africa for the first time, touring Europe for six months. On his return, the future president was arrested and charged with leaving the country illegally. He was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.
15th The Meteorological Office started giving the temperature in centigrade after mentioning Fahrenheit temperatures. By October it was the other way round.
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26th The US launched Ranger 3 with the aim of sending back images of the lunar surface. Unfortunately it missed the moon by 22,000 miles and went into orbit around the sun (and you thought your satnav was bad). It did, however, provide the first measurements of interplanetary gamma-ray flux.
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Although many people adopt resolutions at thebeginning of the year, I’ve never personally found it a particular successful time. It’s tough enough Melanie Tinson & Tania Houston remotivating myself to work again after the slowdown of Christmas let alone beating myself up about what I should (or shouldn’t) be doing when I get back to work. So although I won’t be coming up with a list of things that I’ll be aiming to do at this time, what the start of 2014 has brought home to me is that another year has now started and I can barely remember what happened in the previous one. Without any record of the time passing, it’s nearly impossible to look back and say “what a good time we had” or “wasn’t that a great achievement” or even “that was a mistake, I won’t be doing that again”. Yes I can remember highlights of holidays but often it’s the smallest things that make for the best memories. Even remembering a nice meal out makes me feel happy.
Now we are very busy here at Discover Magazines, so I’m not likely to be disciplined enough to start a diary. But with so many people having smartphones these days a quick snapshot or 10 second video is usually every bit as effective and far more likely to happen. I’d started doing this in fact during 2013 but had tailed off as the year went on. However looking at the photos and videos at Christmas was just lovely, so I’m determined to revive the practice. And that’s got to be a whole lot easier and more enjoyable than dieting, exercising and no alcohol.
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Not Hunger Games, War Games! The Wessex Wargames Society is a long established wargame club covering all aspects and periods of wargaming in various figure and model scales, as well as boardgames. Their next meeting is 18 January, 1pm-6pm. Held every other Saturday, Colbury Memorial Hall, Hunters Hill, Ashurst. www. wessexwargamessociety.co.uk or turn up for a fight!
Local Artist Exhibition Take a step in to the weird and wonderful world of local artist Sam Pierpoint. Explore the colourful dreamlike landscapes, pattern chaos and quirky animals in her new paper creations made especially for this exhibition. Until 25 January at Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre.
Adult Scratch Wind Band Class Own an instrument that hasn’t seen daylight for a while? Like the idea of brushing up your playing in a wind band? All playing levels including ‘rusty’ players are welcome to join the Scratch Wind Band. Open to woodwind, percussion & brass players of all playing levels, aged 18+. Cantell School, Violet Road, Bassett £5 for the session 1.30-4pm 8th February. Enquiries: 023 8083 3635
Free Giveway and Discover Southampton Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this fabulous maritime city – you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before. The two walks can be enjoyed separately or joined together to form one longer walk – depending on available time and energy! Walks are suitable for all ages and abilities and typically take 1-2 hours each to complete. Discover has 10 “Curious About Southampton” Booklets to give away – worth £3.99 ea. Available on a first come, first serve basis – visit www.discovercommunity.co.uk and enter online!
Take to the Stage with Rock Club Rock Club is offering a five week course for young musicians who want to play in a band and perform at their own gigs. Every Wednesday night, they rehearse at The Academy of Music and Sound with their new band before taking to the stage at one of Southampton’s Live Music Venues. Each week, they’ll be coached by a local professional musician to perfect their sound and their performance. For ages 8+. Course costs £49 for five weeks. Tel: 02380 829666
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Sarisbury Choral Society is a mixed choir with about 35 members but looking for more! Beginners and experienced singers are invited to join the society on Thursdays meetings between 7.50 - 9.20pm. Rehearsals take place in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green. Contact Chairman Nadine Hockin 01489 572708 or just go along to one of their Thursday rehearsals. Visit www.discovercommunity.co.uk for details.
The Royal Southampton Horticultural Society meets on the last Friday of the month at 7.30pm at the Wesley Centre, Whites Road, Bitterne, SO19 7NS. New members are always welcome – visitors are charged at £2 per evening and the annual subscription is £9. There’s a speaker at each meeting, as well as a raffle.
Is the next TeenStar a Discover Reader? The exciting, new music competition offers teenagers and pre-teens from all around the UK the fantastic opportunity to launch their singing careerFuture Music, the organisers behind the hugely successful Open Mic UK competition and bringing us such acts as Birdy, Lucy Spraggan and Jahmene Douglas to light is behind TeenStar. If you are 19 or under and think you could be crowned the UK’s best teen singer, duo, vocal group or rapper enter to win! Southampton and Portsmouth auditions on 16 February at Ferneham Hall, Fareham. To register online www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk.
Calling Female Footie Fans Southampton Women’s Football Club is looking for new players – are up for it? SWFC is made up of two teams, competing in the Southern Region Premier League and Hampshire divisions. Whether experienced or not, turn up for a trial at North Baddesley Recreation Ground, Sandy Lane SO52 9EP. For info Call 07966599046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friendship on the Menu Age Concern Hampshire’s Food & Friendship service has now been extended to offer company from volunteers at tea-time. The Food & Friendship scheme is available free of charge to Meals on Wheels customers who would like a regular visit from a friendly volunteer for at least half an hour, between the hours of 11.30am and 4pm. The service is run by Age Concern Hampshire in partnership with Hampshire County Council and the District Councils and runs in all districts across Hampshire except the New Forest.With afternoon tea now provided as an extra meal from Meals on Wheels, Age Concern Hampshire volunteers have extended their hours to offer their services at tea-time too. Food & Friendship Co-ordinator Paul Simmonds says: “Good food and good company is something that we all enjoy. It is testament to the dedication of our volunteers that we are now able to extend our services to include home visits over afternoon tea.” To find out more about the service or if you are a voluntary organisation that already has a befriending service and you would like to partner Age Concern Hampshire, call Paul on 01962 892 455.
Break Your Bad Beauty Habits By Helen Taylor It’s the start of another new year, which means that there has never been a better time to leave your bad beauty habits in the past. If you are guilty of any of our top 5, then you will need to act fast to break them in time for 2014.
Bad Beauty Habit 1 Sleeping with your make-up on Never - no matter how tired you are - go to bed with any trace of make-up still on your face. Mascara that hasn’t been removed will quickly dry-out your eyelashes, making them brittle and weak. Last night’s foundation will clog your pores, leaving you prone to nasty break-outs.
The Solution Establish a cleansing routine Make cleansing your face a top priority. Dedicate 15 minutes in the evening to your skin: cleanse, tone, moisturise and apply your face and eye creams. Always keep a pack of cleansing wipes next to your bed, so that if you do return home after a big night out and skip the routine, you can still attempt to remove some of your make-up.
Bad Beauty Habit 2 Using heat stylers on your hair everyday If you straighten, curl or blow dry your hair every day you will be causing damage
to your tresses that could result in split ends, dried-out lengths and tired, dull-looking locks.
The Solution Try something new Try a new style - maybe sweep your hair up, or use hair accessories to attain a different look. Find the right products to cater to your needs; if you want straight lengths then use a specially formulated straightening shampoo and conditioner. You don’t have to say goodbye to your much-loved heat styler altogether. Instead, you should ensure that you use it more sparingly and don’t forget to spritz your hair with a good quality heat protecting product first.
Bad Beauty Habit 3 Using make-up that is past its best Some plead ignorance, others say they can’t let go, but whatever excuse you have for not throwing that ancient mascara away won’t cut it when you hear the truth about out-of-date make-up. Although your cosmetics look innocent enough, after being opened they offer a perfect
breeding ground for bacteria. And over time, if you don’t keep a careful eye on your products, you can end up suffering from some seriously nasty eye infections, skin irritations and blemishes.
The Solution Regularly clear-out your makeup bag Mascaras, liquid eyeliners and lip glosses should be thrown away every 3 or 4 months. Foundation is ok for around 12 months, as are lipsticks and eyeshadows.
Bad Beauty Habit 4 Stuck in a make-up rut You’ve been applying your make-up in the same way for as long as you can remember. You haven’t updated the colour of your cosmetics for many years and you’ll only ever buy certain products.
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Seek a professional opinion The easiest way to break this bad beauty habit is to seek some professional help. Visit any one of the top beauty counters in your favourite department store and ask for a make-over. Most consultants will be more than happy to help you find a new look and often this service is completely free, although you will most likely be encouraged to try some of their latest products.
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Since taking the reins of The Breeze’s breakfast show Jez and Lou have been waking up thousands of households across the south coast. They’d be the first to agree that they’ve hit the ground running - literally! “Right after joining, the station bosses asked us to tour the area in an electric car, meeting many listeners along the way - a fantastic way of re-acquainting myself with the area,” says Jez, who presented high-profile shows in this area before.
‘Word Is Out’ competition at 8.10am is proving very popular. Listeners guess the missing celebrity word to win the ever growing cash jackpot. “It’s amazing,” says Jez, “sometimes I think the clip will go for ages and win somebody thousands of pounds – and it goes within a fortnight. Other times, it’s the complete opposite!”
And what’s the worst thing about presenting the breakfast show? “Definitely the dark mornings at this time of year,” says Jez, “I can’t wait for Spring.”
The duo have also hosted some of the region’s biggest festive events. “We’ve counted down to fireworks, bonfires and Christmas light switch-ons,” says Lou, a new recruit to the station. “We’ve had so many great prizes to give away on air recently – it’s been really festive!”
Jez lives locally with his family, and Lou, having recently moved to the area, is enjoying exploring the region. “There’s just so much on offer,” she says “a night out, a yoga class, a relaxed
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Discover WHAT’S ON CONSERVATION TASK 16 Jan, 10am-3pm Hall Lands Lane, Fair Oak Hampshire SO50 7EF This privately owned ancient woodland consists of coppiced hazel with oak and cherry standards. Designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. Come along for free to help with coppicing hazel, in line with the traditional management of the area, and removing invasive laurel from the wood. Bring a packed lunch. All tools, equipment and work gloves will be provided. 07740 899540 or www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_ opps_ind_task.cgi Get Shaking not Stirred Thursday 16 Jan 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Let G Casino’s bar staff at Gunwharf Quays Ever wondered how to make that fab Cosmopolitan? Or just how do they make that Long Island Iced Tea taste so good? Well here’s your chance to learn how to make your favourite cocktails and even the chance to drink them too! Let G Casino’s bar staff teach you how to build and shake those cocktails like a pro! Tickets are £7 a head. Tel: 02392 732277 Saturday Storytime Every Saturday from 18 January 10.30am11.15am. The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End SO30 4EJ Join the musical storytellers for enchanted tales both familiar and new. As you step onto the stage you will be transported into The Berry Theatre’s magical indoor story garden, where music, laughter and imagination run wild in a fun-filled 45 minutes. £3 adult / £3 child. Tel: 01489 799 499
HOSPITALS IN WWI 18 Jan, 1.30pm Royal Victoria Country Park, SO31 5DQ In this 100th anniversary year of the start of WWI, find out about life at Royal Victoria Military Hospital during the busiest period of its lifetime. Enjoy a talk and slideshow by author and historian, Philip Hoare. Additional Tower Tour available. Talk:1.30pm, £5 pp. Tower Tour: approx 3.30pm, £4 per adult, £2 per child (max 12 spaces). 023 8045 5157 or www.hants.gov.uk/rvcp LIFE DRAWING 20 Jan, 7.30-9.30pm Botley Market Hall, 11 High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA An instructive, occasional life drawing class using charcoal, pencil and watercolour paints. Ideal for complete beginners and those with prior experience. Drawing guidance available if required. £15 per class prepaid or £18 pay on the door. You will need to bring charcoal, pencils and paper. Tea and coffee provided. 07733 553408 for details. THE SNOWMAN 21-25 Jan Mayflower Theatre, Southampton Marvel at the live stage show version of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved children’s classic, to enchant audiences of all ages, suitable from four and upwards.The Snowman tells the magical story of a young boy’s adventures when his snowman comes miraculously to life on Christmas Eve.Online booking: www.mayflower. org.uk or Box Office: 02380 711811.
15 LAMBING TIME 25 & 26 Jan, 9.30am-3.30pm Sparsholt College Hampshire, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, SO21 2NF Visitors invited to see the ewes at lambing time. Plus there will be plenty of fun for all the family inc craft activities, afternoon milking in the dairy, pony petting, tractor & trailer rides. Free parking. No dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs. Most activities are free, but some will incur a small charge. Tickets available on the day: Adults £5 Child (3-16) £3.50 (under 3s free). Family ticket £15 (2 adults & 2 children). Health Warning - It is important that women who are, or may be, pregnant DO NOT attend this event. 01962 797396 for more info. JJesus Christ Superstar at The Nuffield 28 Jan- Sat 1 Feb Nightly at 7.30pm plus 2.30pm Sat matinee. The Nuffield Theatre, University Road, Southampton Tel: 023 8067 1771 From the award-winning company and production team who brought you Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 2013, SOS proudly presents its latest blockbuster: Jesus Christ Superstar, an enthralling and impassioned Rock Opera based loosely on events leading up to the Crucifixion and features some of the most critically acclaimed music and lyrics ever set for the stage. This was Lloyd Webber and Rice’s first professional musical and became incredibly successful. Adults £14.00 HAMPSHIRE WEDDING EXHIBITION 30 Jan, 5-9pm Southampton Guildhall, SO14 7LP With 2 fashion shows at 6pm and 8pm, come along to this wonderful venue in the heart of Southampton. Admission £2 or for your free admission voucher email tammy@weddingdaze. co.uk 01202 741650. THE RAMBLERS GROUP WALK 2 Feb, 2pm Southampton Sports Centre, Grid ref starting point SU408155 Hampshire SO16 6RY Enjoy British wildlife on a group circular walk. Start/ finish at the Car Park at the end of Thornhill Road, nr the Bowling Green. Meet in the car park near cafe. Non-members welcome to join the group for 2 or 3 walks before joining the Ramblers’ Association. Call Mark 02380 220173, www.ramblers.co.uk/ walksfinder/walkInfo.php GLOW IN THE PARK RUN 19 Feb Southampton Common, off The Avenue Get your glow on and be part of this unique and exciting running event. Participants are encouraged to wear high-viz clothing, head torches and anything that glows! The course is professionally designed and
checked and will have marshals and medics. Timing chips and race brief given at registration. www.glowinthepark.co.uk THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER TRAIL 15-23 Feb, 10am-3.30pm Royal Victoria Country Park Follow the self-guided trail and help the elves find the clothes the shoemaker and his wife have made them. There is a prize for getting all the way round. Trails available from the shop at £1.50. 023 8045 517 or www.hants.gov.uk/rvcp juggling Jake’s Circus Workshop Monday, 17 February between 11am - 3pm Royal Victoria Country Park Great fun for the whole family and it’s free! Pop into ‘Acorns’ (around the back of the shop. It’s indoors so need to worry about the weather. You still need to pay for parking though. There’s a Monster in My Piano 19 February, 2pm Wednesday. Performed in the Chapel, Royal Victoria Country Park Adults and children will be delighted by this offbeat, jazzy tale with puppets, clowning, animation and a very highly strung monster indeed! For 4+ and accompanied by an adult. Normal parking charges apply.
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The The cinema cinema is is held held at at Titchfield Titchfield Festival Festival Theatre, Theatre, st st Margaret’s margaret’s Lane, Lane, Titchfield. Titchfield. Doors Doors open open at at 7pm 7pm & & the the show show starts starts at at 7.30pm. We show a short film before the main feature. 7.30pm. We show a short film before the main feature. Tickets are are £6 £6 and and can can be be purchased purchased in in advance advance at at memory Memory Tickets Lane Lane Coffee Coffee shop shop in in Titchfield Titchfield or or on on the the door door (subject (subject to to availability). availability). *The cinema does not run in August or December *The cinema does not run in August or December
Gadgets that give you a handle on your health A gadget a day keeps the doctor away: according to a recent survey, one-third of people believe that using health and fitness gadgets have made them healthier and reduced the number of times they’ve needed to visit the doctor.
Health and fitness gadgets are big business, whether it’s trendy fitness trackers such as the Nike FuelBand (£129) and the Fitbit Force (pricing tbc, but likely to be similar) or more serious devices such as blood glucose meters and body composition analysers. As tech becomes smarter, smaller and cheaper, DIY health monitoring has never been easier or more affordable. Diabetics need to monitor their glucose levels regularly, and there are lots of gadgets designed to help, such as the Lifescan One Touch UltraMini (around £33) and the Bayer Contour NEXT USB (£29.99). Both devices enable you to analyse your blood glucose levels and can store the results - 50 in the case of the UltraMini and 2,000 with the Contour NEXT. The latter device can also plug into your computer to create easy-to-understand charts and tables to help you spot patterns. That’s not all you can monitor. A trip to Maplin
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Scrabble with the Drabbles Melanie had arrived at the hotel in Lanzarote exhausted but excited, then received a glowing welcome from a handsome young Receptionist, with the name ‘Angel’ on his badge. Her family had thought her decision to holiday alone was crazy, but Melanie wanted, just once in her life, to do something reckless. If the hotel guests are as nice as Angel, she’d thought, this holiday is going to be perfect. After exploring the hotel complex, however, she’d slumped into a state of dismay. She discovered the island was having its wettest January for thirty years, and she had booked herself into an out-of-season resort with a crowd of Bingo-loving pensioners. This was not going to be the big adventure she’d hoped it would be. It was dull, but bearable, until she met Dennis and June Drabble. Dennis swooped upon her like a clammy vulture declaring his intention to take her under his wing. He had a fondness for his own awful opinions. And June was kidding herself that wearing massive sunglasses concealed the fact that she was constantly lusting after Fario, the overweight lifeguard with one eyebrow. The Drabbles wouldn’t leave her alone. So far Melanie had shared an evening of Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Cluedo with them in the hotel lounge. Dennis was the type of person who sulked whenever it looked like he might not win. June glugged back allinclusive gin until her sunglasses
steamed up. All day Melanie had been dreading their threat of Scrabble, so tonight she decided to rebel. When the coast was clear she tiptoed into the lobby and asked Angel to call her a taxi. “Where are you going, Miss?” he asked politely as he picked up the phone. Melanie shrugged. “A bar? Somewhere lively? I need to get out of here.” He glanced towards the lounge, looked back at her sympathetically and winked. “I know the perfect place: good food, great music, young people.” Melanie smiled with gratitude. “That sounds absolutely perfect.” Across the lobby Melanie caught sight of the Drabbles parading through to the lounge. She ducked down behind a potted palm but was too late; they had spotted her. “Ready for Scrabble, Missy?” Dennis rattled the scrabble box in her face just as Angel announced, “Your taxi will arrive A look of supreme offence crossed Dennis’s face. “You’re not going out?” It sounded more like a statement than a question. “I am actually,” Melanie gulped. “I’m going to a bar”. “On your own? Surely that isn’t safe?” “No,” Melanie lied. ”I’m meeting someone.” “Not Fario?” croaked June. “He’s
a terrible gigolo I hear.” “We should come with you,” Dennis said glancing at his watch as though this was all very wallet”. “Oh no,” Melanie said quickly. The last thing she wanted was the Drabbles chaperoning her on an imaginary date. “I would hate to spoil your evening.” “It would seem it is already spoilt,” Dennis said tossing the scrabble box onto the desk. “What the young lady means,” Angel intervened, “is that she will be in perfectly safe hands and delivered back to the hotel in one piece - by me.” With authority, he ushered them towards the lounge. “Thank you,” Melanie said, once the Drabbles had gone. “Honestly though, you didn’t have to lie on my behalf.” I would love to show you my beautiful island,” he smiled shyly. “Unless you’d prefer Scrabble.” The taxi pulled up outside. The rain had stopped and a warm breeze blew in that smelled of sea mist, adventure and, possibly, romance. By Jackie Brewster
Local NETWORKING There are many opportunities to network in the Fareham area, here are some that you may wish to try. Brainstorm at The Strawberry Tavern in Locks Heath, for businesses in and around the Locks Heath area. Held fortnightly on a Tuesday from 10.30-12.30. Business Builders Fareham Solent meet fortnightly for a breakfast meeting at the Holiday Inn, Titchfield. Ladies Who Latte meet on the 3rd Friday every month from 10-12 in Gosport. Mums and Business in Wickham have a new business meeting held monthly at The Lounge, Fareham.
Whiteley Wags Join a young vibrant group with the emphasis on having fun and learning new skills. If you are new to the area or just want to meet some new friends you will be made very welcome. 2nd Thursday of every month, 7.30pm, Whiteley Primary School, Gull Coppice.Â www.whiteleywags.co.uk Friends Unlimited Southamptonâ€™s premier dance and social group for Singles and Couples. In addition to regular dances there are walks, pub lunches, skittles evenings, curry nights, coffee mornings, quizzes, fine dining, theatre etc. The core purpose is to provide a friendly and safe atmosphere where people can enjoy each others company. www. friends-unlimited.org.uk 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month at Master Builder, West End, SO30 3AH
All links to their websites are on www.discovercommunity.co.uk under Amenities/Clubs & Societies.
What happened in January… 1962 By Patrick D Cousins
Petrol was about 23p a gallon and the average price of a house was £2,900
Neil Sedaka - Best selling single ‘Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen’
On 1st January 1962 The Beatles, comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Pete Best and George Harrison, arrived at Decca’s London office for an audition. They were a day late after their road manager, Neil Aspinall, lost his way. They performed fifteen songs in just under an hour, starting with a Lennon/McCartney composition – Like Dreamers Do. Decca eventually rejected the group, commenting: ‘The Beatles have no future in show business.’
7th The UK was blanketed in snow, with temperatures in Oxfordshire plummeting to minus 18° centigrade.
the vessel. Captain Begeba, who was making an external inspection of the submarine at the time, survived but the rest of the crew drowned as it sank to the bottom of the Borents Sea. The blast also killed men on nearby ships and docksides; 122 people perished. The explosion hurled the submarine’s anchor over a mile. Nelson Mandela secretly left South Africa for the first time, touring Europe for six months. On his return, the future president was arrested and charged with leaving the country illegally. He was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.
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15th The Meteorological Office started giving the temperature in centigrade after mentioning Fahrenheit temperatures. By October it was the other way round.
Huascaran in Peru killed 4,000 people.
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8th An express train heading for Amsterdam collided with a commuter train from Rotterdam in thick fog, killing 91 people.
11th The Soviet submarine Patrick D Cousins is the author of Rainbows, Dreams and Angels, available from Amazon at £6.99. This a double novella with both stories set in London’s East End, mostly during the Fifties and Sixties.
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B-37 was moored at Polyarny naval base, undergoing maintenance, just nine days before it was due to be sent to Cuba. At 8:20am a fire in the torpedo compartment detonated all twelve torpedoes, destroying
3 with the aim of sending back images of the lunar surface. Unfortunately it missed the moon by 22,000 miles and went into orbit around the sun (and you thought your satnav was bad). It did, however, provide the first measurements of interplanetary gamma-ray flux.
i-PET PORTRAIT WINNER The ipet portraits competition we ran in November was incredibly popular and we had hundreds of lovely pet pictures sent it. Here’s one of the ipet portraits won by local Discover readers Emma Cavachon created by artist Sue McLachlan.
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650g small red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
Heat the oil and butter in a large, deep heavy-based saucepan until the butter is sizzling. Add all the sliced onions and cook very gently over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp flour
Sprinkle over the sugar and cover and cook for a further 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and golden.
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
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Few sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra to garnish
Stir in the flour and half the mustard and cook for 1 minute, then gradually stir in the stock. Add the thyme sprigs, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (see Tip) and bring to the boil.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
8 thin slices day old French bread
75g Gruyere cheese, grated
Lightly toast the slices of French bread on one side. Spread the untoasted sides with the rest of the mustard and top with the grated Gruyere cheese. Pop under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and top each with two hot Gruyere croutons. Serve immediately garnished with thyme sprigs.
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Doctors Brook Lane Surgery Bursledon Surgery Gudge Heath Lane The Centre Practice Lockswood Locks Road Surgery The Whiteley Surgery Highlands Medical Ctr Jubilee Surgery
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Libraries Fareham: Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7EN. 0845 6035631 Mon 9am-7pm Tue 9am-5pm Wed 9am-5pm Thu 9am-7pm Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm Sun closed
Lockswood Centre, Locks Heath District Centre, SO31 6DX. 0845 6035631 Mon closed Tue 9.30am-5pm Wed 9.30am-5pm Thu 9.30am-7pm Fri 9.30am-5pm Sat 9.30am-1pm Sun closed
RECycling Segensworth Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Barnes Wallis Road, Segensworth, PO15 5TS. 01489 589396 8am-7pm from 1 April to 30 September 8am-4pm from 1 October to 28 February 8am-5pm from 1 March to 31 March Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan Hedge End Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End, SO30 2AD. 01489 780028 8am-7pm from 1 April to 30 September 8am-4pm from 1 October to 28 February 8am-5pm from 1 March to 31 March PLEASE NOTE - Hedge End HWRC opens at 9am on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan
Baycroft School Brookfield Community School Cams Hill School Cornerstone C of E (Aided) PS Harrison Primary School Heathfield School Henry Cort Community College Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy Locks Heath Infant School Locks Heath Junior School Lord Wilson School Neville Lovett Community School Orchard Lea Infant School Orchard Lea Junior School Park Gate Primary School Ranvilles Infant School Ranvilles Junior School Redlands Primary School Sarisbury C of E Junior School Sarisbury Infant School St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School St Columba CofE Primary Academy St Francis Special School St John The Baptist C of E PS St Jude’s Catholic Voluntary Aided PS Titchfield Primary School The Gregg School Uplands Primary School Wallisdean Infant School Wallisdean Junior School Whiteley Primary School Wicor Primary School
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School Term Dates All dates taken from www.hants.gov.uk/education/schools/schoolholidays Spring Term 2014 Spring Half Term Holiday Easter Holiday Summer Term Summer Half Term Holiday Summer Holiday
Mon 6 Jan to Fri 4 Apr Mon 17 Feb to Fri 21 Feb Mon 7 Apr to Mon 21 Apr Tue 22 Apr to Wed 23 Jul Mon 26 May to Fri 30 May 2 Thu 24 Jul to Mon 1 Sep
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