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I love this time of year as the leaves start changing colour and our thoughts turn to Christmas, but first we have Halloween and Guy Fawkes night to celebrate. We have some 'spook-tastic' ideas on page 6 to keep your children occupied over the Halloween period, with places to see and things to do.

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Christmas meal AND more importantly book your Christmas advertising!!! Grab a hot chocolate or your favourite hot toddy, put your feet up and have a good read!

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Seasonal Produce Eating by the season

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Recipe: Delicious and tangy tomato chutney

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Recipe: Slow cooked heart warming pumpkin soup

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Phew! And there's more....... Christmas! We start the countdown to all things Christmas, order your turkey, present ideas, book your

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Bonfire night follows, so start collecting wood for the bonfire, make your toffee apples and buy your fireworks! Talking of fireworks, on page 55, George Vets have given us some tips on how to prepare your pets for the loud bangs and flashes of light of the fireworks, so please read this important information.

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Half Term Halloween Fun! Activities around Wiltshire

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Jack O'Lantern - Halloween traditions explained

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A Good Read - A few halloween treats to enjoy

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Fashion trends for the Autumn season 2019

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Fireworks! Are you ready? It's all about those rockets!

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Be prepared for Christmas 2019 and book early!

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This months local events for your diary

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The trail takes place in Corsham, Chippenham, Box and surrounding villages every two years. It’s a free event which sees artists welcoming visitors to their studios and workshops or exhibiting with others in public venues. Organiser, Victoria Jarman said, “Look out for our bright pink road signs which help visitors discover over 85 fascinating creative folk. There’s something to please all tastes, and it’s ideal for finding perfect gifts, unique cards or stunning items for your home.” For more information, visit; www.peacockartstrail.co.uk or look up on social media. Free brochures available from Chippenham Museum, Library and other local outlets.


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TROWBRIDGE Knitting To Remember

Trowbridge Town Council is hoping to engage the services of keen local knitting enthusiasts, to play a special part in the town's Remembrance commemoration in November. After decorating the town with hundreds of knitted poppies in 2019, knitters are being invited to send more in this year to the Information Centre in the Civic Centre. A pattern can be provided if required. All poppies are to be with the Information Centre by Friday November 1st, and all knitters are invited to join a 'Knit and Natter' event at Shaws The Drapers in Castle Place on Saturday October 26th.

A WANDER IN WONDERLAND

Explore your own wonderland at a new children’s sensory walk An Alice in Wonderland themed family event is planned for the October half term at Lackham House to raise money to support children and adults living with a disability. A Wander in Wonderland, taking place on Monday 28 October 2019, is designed for children aged 1-11 to experience the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of their very own wonderland kingdom.

The 1.5 mile wander will be set among the trees in the walled garden at Lackham House, near Chippenham and will be fully accessible to children with special educational needs and disabilities. Each child who takes part will be fundraising to support Designability, a small charity based in Bath who design and develop assistive technology and helpful products for people living with a disability or long-term health condition. The charity have already transformed the lives of children like Frank (pictured) who has dystonic quad cerebral palsy as a result of becoming seriously ill

All equipment will be provided, and those participating are invited to stop by for the whole session or just half an hour. For more information, please email info@trowbridge.gov.uk or call 01225 765072.

Mayoral Christmas Card With Christmas approaching rapidly, Trowbridge Town Council are looking for designs for this year’s Mayoral Christmas Card. With no age limit, all entrants can use a range of different media such as pencil, pen, paint, photographs, or even computer design programs. The only restriction is that designs must be 2D. All designs must be submitted by 12.00 noon on Monday 30th September 2019. The Mayor will judge them, and the winner will be announced shortly after. All proceeds from sales will go towards the Mayor’s charity, ruksak45218. Email your designs to info@ trowbridge.gov.uk or drop them in to or post to The Information Centre, Civic Centre, S.t Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge BA14 8AH. Cards will be available to purchase from the Information Centre by the end of October.

with meningitis when he was a newborn baby. It means that his whole body, including his face, is affected and now, aged 2 and a half, he is unable to sit, crawl, walk or talk. Frank’s family were provided with a free Wizzybug powered wheelchair from Designability which he is able to operate independently. He uses his Wizzybug almost every day and it’s given him the ability to be mischievous and move away from mum and dad and play when he previously relied on them to hold him and move him around. It has provided him with freedom he never had before. Tickets for the walk are £10 per child (aged 2+) and an adult can accompany up to three children for free. The charity then ask that each family seek sponsorship to enable them to help more children like Frank. A Wander in Wonderland begins at 4.00pm on Monday 28 October 2019. A calm and quiet sign-in option will be available for children who prefer it and refreshments are included in the ticket price. To take part, please visit: http://bit.ly/WanderInWonderland or search Wander in Wonderland. Visit www.designability.org.uk to find out more about Designability. www.towncriermagazine.com

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Activities around Wiltshire

What: The Great British Autumn Event Where: Longleat When: 26/10/19 – 03/11/19 Details: Come and discover what the autumnal season has to offer at Longleat, with the leaves on the trees displaying their wonderful fiery colours. Evening events on the 24th and 25th of October, and the 1st and 2nd of November, include special firework displays set to a sensational soundtrack.

What: Pumpkin Picking Patch Where: Fordingbridge, Hampshire When: 19/10/19 – 28/10/19 Details: They’ve been busy at Fordingbridge planting 75,000 pumpkin seeds in fifteen different varieties – come along and pick a pumpkin to take home. Prices start at £3, going up to £8 for the biggest pumpkins. Enjoy the food and drink on offer, and there will be Halloween crafts for little ones to enjoy as well. A fun day out for the whole family.

What: Halloween Half Term Spooktacular Where: Cholderton, Salisbury When: 24/10/19 – 31/10/19 Details: Come along to Cholderton Charlie’s for a spooky Halloween quiz, pumpkin picking, children’s crafts, fancy dress parade (discount for those in fancy dress and daily prizes for the best dressed!) as well as all the usual activities on the farm. Saturday the 26th, come along for the Kids Spooky Disco from 2-4. Cholderton Charlie’s is also holding special adults only Halloween events this year – check their website for details. What: Pumpkin Week at Roves Farm Where: Swindon When: 24/10/19 – 04/11/19 Details: Forget the mess of pumpkin carving by doing it at Roves Farm – just take home your finished masterpiece. Other activities on at the farm include children’s craft, pet corner, tractor rides, the slippery slide and more. Keep the little ones entertained all day long with fun activities at Roves Farm.

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What: Bowood’s Enchanted Autumn Where: Bowood House & Gardens When: 23/10/19 – 01/11/19 Details: The popular scarecrow trail will keep little ones busy trying to solve the mystery and break the witches spell. Stroll around the arboretum and revel in the wonders of the autumnal colours. Pop along to the restaurant to try the special seasonal dishes on offer. Normal House & Gardens admissions apply, complimentary to Season Ticket Holders.

See the magical crop circles, white horses and ancient monuments of Wiltshire from the air.

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Seasonal PRODUCE Seasonal PRODUCE FOOD

Eating by the season is good for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s good the is Eating by for the season environment; eating good for a number of reasons. For that’s starters,fresh something it’s for the andgood locally produced environment; is better thaneating flying in something that’s fresh vegetables and fruit that and locally produced have grown in warmer is better than flying in climates.and Also, vegetables fruiteating that seasonal is have grownproduce in warmer climates. Also, eating often cheaper as farmers seasonal is at can haveproduce a surplus often cheaper asof farmers certain times year, can have a surplus at particularly when certain times of year, something when is reaching particularly the end of its season. something is reaching Speak to its your resident the end of season. Speak to yourto resident greengrocer check the Turnip is also around at Fruit greengrocer to check the Turnip is also around at as swede, this time, as well origin of their produce Fruit this time, as well as swede, origin of their produce October marks the end it’s at its best from so that you know you’re although end it’s at its best from isOctober so that you know you’re although of thethe blackberry season, November. The same true marks buying local. Read on of the blackberry season, November. The same is true so now is a great time to for Jerusalem artichoke, buying local. Read on so now is a great time to for Jerusalem artichoke, tosee seewhat whatfruit fruit in the countryside is a favourite for get out inget to andand whichwhich the out countryside is a favourite for andlast pick the last sweet and purees veg to look out in thesoupssoups and pick the sweet and purees but are but are veg to look out forfor in the berries. Blackberries aren’t also delicious when roasted berries. Blackberries aren’t also delicious when roasted comingweeks. weeks. coming

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Chippenham Friday & Saturday Markets There has been a weekly market in Chippenham since King John first granted a charter to hold one in April 1205. Later King Edward extended the privilege in 1314 so that an additional market could be held on a Saturday. These historic markets are now managed by Chippenham Town Council. To ensure a vibrant and bustling market for locals and visitors to Chippenham, we are looking for new traders. Taster sessions, casual and permanent pitches are available. So come along and join our regular traders which currently include fish, cheese, bread, fruit & veg, butcher, watches, hot food vendors, home improvements, garden ornaments, clothing and cakes. Our market trading times 8.30am – 4pm both days. For more information please contact: Tracy Howell, Market & Compliance Manager 01249 446699 | thowell@chippenham.gov.uk

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TOMATO Chutney

If you’re wary of making chutneys and jams start with this easy recipe Cooking time: 50 mins Makes about 1.5 litres / 2¾ pints Keep for about 6 months in a cool, dark place,

Ingredients

1kg ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped 750g cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped 375g light muscovado sugar 250g onion, finely chopped 250g raisins 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 2 tsp salt / ½ tsp ground ginger / 350ml cider vinegar

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First wash your jars and lids in hot soapy water. Rinse but do not dry. Place all on a tray into a preheated oven at 160-180ºC for 15 mins. The trick to jams and chutneys is that the jars and the contents should be hot. Place all ingredients into a large pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer gently, uncovered, for about 45-50 mins or until everything is tender and thickened. Cool, then ladle the hot preserve into a heatproof jug to make it easier to transfer to your jars. Be careful not to get any onto the rim of the jars as you pour as it could introduce bacteria. Fill the jars leaving a 1/2cm gap at the top. While everything is still hot, cover the jars with their lids or use wax paper and a piece of cellophane secured tightly with an elastic band.

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A quick & easy Autumn warmer!

Nuts Despite their popularity at Christmas, chestnut season actually starts in September, though they’re not at their best until October. Chestnuts are good for both savoury and sweet dishes – try them in a savoury pie with mushroom or root vegetables, blended into a soup with squash and Bramley apple, or for a sweet dish, make into a sweet puree to pair with chocolate in a cake or roll.

Meat and More Wild duck is available from October and is a good choice if you’re cooking Thai or Chinese cuisine. Fresh goose will have been available from September but the season doesn’t really kick off until closer to Christmas. The season for most fresh seafood ends around September, but the peak season for mussels starts in October and goes through until March. Crabs are also in season until November and fresh whiting is available through the winter months too.

800g pumpkin (peeled, seeded & cubed)

Place all ingredients except the cream into your slow cooker.

2 onions / 2 carrots 1 large potato 1 litre cold water 3 vegetable stock cubes 250ml double cream 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, pinch of salt to taste

Cook on low for 4-6 hrs. Test with a fork to ensure the vegetables have softened completely. Put into a food processor and whiz until smooth. Add in the double cream. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy this Autumn warmer!

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FIREWORKS

Most of us love watching fireworks, but have you ever thought about how rockets work? It’s a fascinating science and if you read on, you’ll be able to amaze your friends in the pub after attending your local display. Fireworks are essentially small missiles designed to explode in a controlled and colourful way. The word ‘firework’ originates from the Greek word pyrotechnics, which means, ‘fire art’ or ‘fire skill’; and modern rocket designs require both in huge amounts.

colourful parts of the firework (the effects) explode a little later. In a basic rocket, the main fuse consists of a piece of paper or fabric that you light with a match. In a complex public firework display, fuses are lit by electrical contacts known as wirebridge fuseheads. When the firework technician pushes a button, an electric current flows along a wire into the fusehead, which ignites the main fuse. Electrical ignition has the advantage it can be done at a very safe distance.

Charge

This is actually a fairly crude explosive designed to blast the rocket up into the sky. Some rockets travel at speeds as fast as a fighter jet. The charge is usually made up of tightly packed, coarse explosive gunpowder (known as black powder) and simply sends the firework high into the air, clear of spectators; it’s not responsible for the spectacular colours.

Effect This is the business

end of the firework. A single firework may have just one effect, or several, packed into separate compartments which fire off in sequence, ignited by a time-delay fuse. Effects are explosives too, but different from the main charge. Each effect is made up of more loosely packed, finer explosive material, often fashioned into separate ‘stars’, which make up the small, individual, colourful explosions from a larger firework. The arrangement of patterns and colours depend on how each effect is made and packed.

Head This is the top part of the firework which contains the effect or effects. Sometimes the head has a pointed nosecone to make the firework faster and more aerodynamic and improve the chance of it going in a straight line. By Tracey Anderson

Rockets mostly consist of five main parts.

The tail / stick

This protrudes from the bottom and ensures the firework shoots in a straight line, which is important for two reasons: first, so that the rocket doesn’t fly off in a random direction, and injure someone; and second, because it aids accuracy and precision when creating complex displays.

Fuse This is the part that allows

the firework to be ignited safely. It allows a time delay before the main part of the firework (the charge) begins to burn. This charge ignites other, smaller fuses that make the interesting,

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CHRISTMAS

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Tel: 01666 822146Tel: 01666 822146 When is SMARTY PANTS open? The shop is open on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9am and 1pm or by appointment. Email: smartypants@thetoytree.co.uk or call 01380 860 096 during opening hours for an appointment.

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The White Bear

Christmas Menu

2019

Dipping Bread and Oliv es Starters Devizes’ premiere craft beer pub Roasted Cauliflower Sou p (Vv) with cauliflower crisp, white truffle oil and bre ad Whole Stuffed and Bak ed Portobello Mushroom (V) with spinach, blue che ese and pine nut Pan-Seared Pigeon Bre Book before ast (GF)* served with braised red November 1st and cabbage and winter ber ry jus get a complimentary Mains bottle of wine or Maple Roasted Turkey We are pleased to announce our prosecco per or Winter Spiced Carrot and Cranberry Nut Roa Christmas Menu for 2019. 6 people. st (V) All above served with the trimmings you’d exp ect to see, and hopefully more! Our menu will include a 2/3 course sit down for *Our vegan and meat roasts are gluten free including gravy.* a maximum of 16. Should Pan Fried Crispy Salm on with herbed saute pota toes , cha mpa gne you wish, we also provide sauce and confit onion Dessert a Christmas Buffet Menu. Dessert Christmas Pud ding with brandy creme anglaise and a festive touch Flourless Chocolate Cak For overnight guests, we e (GF) with homemade brown bread ice cream have newly refurbished Selection of Cheeses (+£ 3) served with cracke rs, chutneys, rooms, at very reasonable pickles and fruit rates. 2 Course minimum 2 cou rse £22 pp 3 course £25 pp

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Our minimum reservation is for 4 and maximum is 16. We would need a pre order a week before your reservation. The menu is available for the dates between 26th November to the 21st December (excluding Mondays and Sundays). Some of our foods contain allergens. Please speak to a member of staff for more information. All the food is prepared fresh in the same kitchen so may contain traces. *please take care pigeon may contain shot

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Local

events October 2019

MOVIOLA Weds October 30th

Grittleton Village Hall Fisherman's Friends [12A] Based on the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, all-male folk singers from Port Isaac in Cornwall who in 2010 unexpectedly made it into the charts. Also staring James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton.

Alternate Thursdays 2pm - 4pm

Marden House Centre, Calne. A social Club for older people with an emphasis on keeping active. For dates Tel: 01380 727767

Suzi Ruffell is bringing us her new show - it's all about Suzi being happy for a change! But before you go for the off button, fear not: there will still be a heady dose of anxiety and misery - all oozed out via a mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test. email tony@emerypr.com for further details.

Jonathan Radford – saxophone and Ashley Fripp - piano with a recital sponsored by the Countess of Munster Trust. Featuring Debussy, Rachmaninov and Greig, as well as an amazing arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

TOWN HALL MOVIOLA ‘Colette’ (15) October 23rd at 7.30pm

Calne Town Hall A historical drama starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to a request to ghost write a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. It’s success inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the social restraints of the early 20th Century. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £6.00 from the information centre or on the door. Refreshments Available.

Quilt & Flower Festival Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th October 10am - 4m (Sunday 12-2pm) A communion service will take place from 12-12.30pm. Refreshments will be available throughout.

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NEW & SELECTED POTATOES JOHN HEGLEY 2nd November

Brinkworth Village Hall An evening with comedian, performance poet, musician and songwriter. Bar 7.30pm. Show 8pm. Tickets £12, £10 con & £5 Child (Age 9+)

FATHER CHRISTMAS IS COMING! Christmas Crafts, Cakes & Coffee Event. Sat 7th Dec 2019 11am to 2pm

Methodist Church and Hall, Silver St. Calne Tradecraft Goods, Cards, books, jewellery & Crafts, homemade cakes, preserves & sweets & much more. Tea, coffee and refreshments.


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E-MOTIONAL SOCIAL ELECTRIC BIKE RIDES Do you own an ebike and wish you could ride out occasionally with like minded people? You’re in luck. Our E-motional Social rides are on the 1st Sunday of each month and take in a new route each time. If you don’t have an ebike and fancy a go we’ll loan you one for the morning.

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Here at e-motion we’re in our 11th year and stock 8 of the very best brands. Buying a relatively new product like an ebike can be confusing especially now with the huge variety of ebikes on the market. A visit to a specialist such as ourselves where you can see and try over 60 models in one place and ask as many questions as you like to friendly knowledgeable staff who have a combined 25 years of experience working with ebikes. We also repair, service, buy and sell secondhand electric bikes. So if your wondering what all the fuss is about and fancy a go on an electric bike we’ll take you on a short test ride from the shop or if you want to go further afield you’ll be very welcome on a Sunday morning, “Emotional Social ride!” To reserve a space call 01793 251200 and ask for Mark.

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Preparing pets for

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night a positive experience. Resist the urge to comfort your pet if they show signs of anxiety; this will only exacerbate their fear. Other options available to assist anxious pets:

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IREWORKS season can be a frightening time for many pets but there is much we can do to help them cope:

Keep them inside – it is best to keep pets indoors during the evenings a few days before and after an advertised display or a neighbour’s bonfire. There’s a risk that loud bangs and flashing lights may cause them to flee from the garden if they are out. Walk them during daylight hours – this reduces the risk of getting surprised by loud noises when out walking. Create a safe place – drawn curtains muffle outside noise and flashing lights. Put the radio or TV on to mask the sound of fireworks and make a den for them to hide in should they become nervous. Place soft pillows and blankets around it to dampen outside noise.

Calming pheromone diffusers or sprays can help by using these products at least 48 hours before any fireworks are likely to start. Spray your pet’s bedding or safe place 15 minutes before allowing access to this area. Nutraceuticals (food supplements) can be given daily over a period of time to help pets feel more settled. Noise phobia desensitisation CDs can be useful to slowly acclimatise your pet to sudden noises. Begin playing these in the weeks running up to the 5th November. Reward calm behaviour but ignore any signs of anxiety. If the above options have not worked or your pet is particularly anxious, we can use anxiety-relieving sedative medicines to help them through the worst of it. For more information on any of the above please contact us; we’ll be happy to advise further. Hopefully, you and your pets can enjoy the season ahead without any anxiety.

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Rats Tales By Tracey Anderson

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A RAT AS YOUR NEXT PET. Rats suffer from bad press, but these intelligent little rodents actually make delightful pets, as celebrities from Paris Hilton to John Cleese can testify. Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films fell in love with the two rats who played Scabbers and asked to adopt them when filming ended.

their human family members on the couch or riding on their shoulders. They have an uncomplicated diet. Commercial ‘rat blocks’, which are nutritionally-complete pellets available at pet stores can be supplemented with vegetables from your kitchen. The only thing better than one rat is two rats! They do better in pairs because they keep each other amused.

They are clean creatures and groom themselves frequently and diligently. They can even be trained to use a litter tray! They’re smart and empathetic too. Rats are intelligent, highly social and inquisitive little animals. They spend lots of time exploring and playing, and form life-long bonds They recognise their owners and respond to their voice. They will choose to hang out with

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The Arteon’s large grille makes sure it sticks out from other coupes, but the well-built cabin isn’t quite as striking. The digital instruments are cool, but most of the interior has been appropriated from the more conservative, and cheaper, Passat.

The space inside the VW Arteon is fantastic though, and the seats very comfortable. The car will seat a familyof-five – with rear seat passengers getting masses of legroom. The boot is enormous, too. Everyone’s luggage will fit in there – no problem.

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One of the best powertrains for the model is the 2.0-litre 150ps diesel mated to a sevenspeed automatic transmission. It packs enough punch and is economical – achieving up to 50.4mpg. On the road, the German coupe soaks up potholes well, particularly when you move the optional adaptable suspension into 'comfort' setting.

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Live life at Wadswick Green in your own home, your way, with a little bit of extra help PAVING its way as one of the leaders in the retirement living sector is Rangeford Villages’ Wadswick Green, a contemporary retirement village for over 60s set in the Wiltshire countryside.

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The sales team from Churchill Retirement Living’s new William Lodge development in Malmesbury were joined by company mascot Charlie Bear for the Malmesbury Carnival Procession on Saturday 31st August. Charlie joined his Churchill Colleagues and many other local volunteers to collect donations along the carnival

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community and raising money for so many great local causes.” Over 50% of Churchill’s 26 brand new low maintenance one and two bedroom apartments at William Lodge have already been sold. The apartments at the Lodge on Gloucester Road have been designed to make life easier and more enjoyable for buyers in their retirement years and offer security, peace of mind and independent living, while being surrounded by a friendly new community. With prices at the development starting from £240,950, those looking to enjoy a new low maintenance lifestyle in the heart of Malmesbury should enquire now to avoid missing out. For more information, visit the show complex open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 01666 718 270 or go to www.churchillretirement.co.uk.

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