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Technology - Gadgets Your Beloved Will Love Finance - Alternative Ways To Invest In Property Pets - Caring for an older Dog Beauty – Winter S.O.S Health - How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep Horoscopes – February 2018 Cake and Bake - Perfect Pancakes And Another Thing - Tom Receives A Proposal (part 2) Gardening - Time to Get Pruning Home & Interiors - Fabulous Fireplaces Recipe - Spiced Bean & Carrot Patties Competitions Puzzles

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GADGETS YOUR BELOVED WILL LOVE How to choose gifts that’ll last much longer than owers It’s that time of year again: mountains of chocolate and teddy bears in every shop, toobusy restaurants churning out tenuously-themed Valentines meals, awful romantic comedies at the cinema, supermarkets full of really horrible cards and garages licking their lips in anticipation of SDQLFNLQJJX\VZKRIRUJRWWRSODFHDQ,QWHUà RUD order. Why not show your love for your partner by giving them the gift of gadgets instead? /HW¡VVWDUWZLWKWKHEDVLFVSLQNLÀHGSUHWWLÀHG versions of ordinary things such as MP3 players or power tools are a no-no unless your partner genuinely loves pink products, and you should steer well clear of anything that could be misinterpreted no matter how clever it may be. /HDYHWKHÀWQHVVZDWFK VXEWH[W\RX¡UHIDW  WKH:L)LVFDOHV \RX¡UHIDW DQGWKHFRUGOHVV YDFXXPFOHDQHU ,GRQ¡WWKLQNRI\RXLQDVH[\ ZD\DQ\PRUH IRUDQRWKHUGD\ 

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WHAT IS THE LIFETIME COST OF A TIMBER FENCE VS A COLOURFENCE? Obviously there are many variables, not least the weather conditions; a strong wind could easily take down a timber fence causing the panels to need repair or replacement, but if you work on the basis that a good quality timber fence will generally be guaranteed for 15 Years, then it can be estimated as follows: Really good quality fence treatments can protect your fence for up to 5 years, but after an initial treatment this is still 3 further treatments to get you to 15 years, 5 if you go to the end of the ColourFence guarantee of 25 years.

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ou are probably going to have to clean your wooden fence annually with an algae remover or something similar, to keep it looking as it did when it was newly installed. Based on a 2017 survey by Foxtons, the typical British garden is 45x36ft, equate to around 21 traditional fence panels. This means that over the 15-year lifespan of your timber fence you are looking at investing around £550 in consumables, not including brushes, brush cleaner or dust sheets etc. This also equates to about 70 hours of labour over the years, more if you need to paint more frequently or undertake repairs. All this time and money invested only takes you to the end of the 15-year average lifespan of the timber fence; if you want a truly comparable figure then you need to look at the 25-year warranty period that comes with a ColourFence. In this additional 10 years you could be looking at another £300 of treatments over 40 more hours. Add to this that a significant number of the panels may need 8

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for new panels and fitting. To add insult to injury, this only treats one side of your fence, you may well be relying on your neighbours to maintain their side and if they don’t keep up their side of the bargain so to speak, the life of your fence could be significantly impacted. So, whilst the initial £105 cost

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Sources: 5 year (brush on) treatment, £2.80 per litre, at stated max. coverage. ½ hour per panel Typical dilute to use sprayable algae remover £32 per 100m2 coverage. 5 mins per panel Foxtons typical British Garden Survey 2017. Prices Correct at time of writing – January 2018

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Caring For an Older Dog When your dog ages, it begins to slow down and generally puts on weight. It may struggle ZLWKDUWKULWLVPDNLQJLWGLIÃ&#x20AC;FXOW to move around with ease, SDUWLFXODUO\GXULQJWKHFROGHU months. 6RZKDWFDQ\RXGRWRDOOHYLDWH the symptoms of old age for your dog? Here are a few ideas WKDWFRXOGSXWWKHVSULQJEDFNLQ their step. Glucosamine and chondroitin *OXFRVDPLQHDQGFKRQGURLWLQ VXSSOHPHQWVFDQ aid movement E\SURWHFWLQJ your dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FDUWLODJH OXEULFDWLQJWKHLU joints, and easing the pain

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A Vets Voice By Mark Lainchbury

We are hoping by February all the various strains of flu with associated problems have disappeared and some sunshine is heading our way! There have been numerous problems recently at the clinic and unfortunately euthanasia has been all too prevalent lately. It's such a sad time for all. The final choice to have an animal put to sleep is not easy. One has to weigh up the options, take on board the professional advice given and then make an informed decision. The welfare of the pet is always the chief factor in these cases . Hard to let go but quality of life is of the utmost importance and it is a decision not to be made lightly. The staff at the clinic understand and are very aware of each particular situation. A pet is another member of the family and when they are no longer around to meet and greet with such enthusiasm , it leaves a gaping hole. It is only natural to feel very sad and lonely especially to return home and the house feels empty. The Blue Cross have a Pet Bereavement Support Service which may be helpful in coming to terms with the loss of a pet. Collingham Vet Clinic

Does Your Pet Have Joint Problems? Joint pain can cause severe mobility problems that take away your pet’s joy for life, but it’s not just older animals that suffer in this way. Genetic issues such as hip or elbow dysplasia in dogs, or an old injury, increase the risk of them suffering from arthritis. What to look out for It’s fairly easy to spot the signs of arthritis in dogs, simply because they are in your company more than a rabbit or a cat, for example. These are some of the indicators to watch out for: • Stiffness when your dog gets up, or after a walk. • They walk with a limp, even if only for a few minutes. • Your cat’s reluctance to jump

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A big year ahead for Newark’s newest neighbourhood Middlebeck, the new community taking shape on the land south of Newark, remains a hive of activity. Bowbridge Green, the first of many open spaces that will characterise the development, is now finished. The new loop road, which forms the outline of the first homes at Middlebeck, is also on the point of completion.

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Horoscopes by Russell Grant ARIES

LEO

March 21st - April 20th

24th - August 23rd

A friendly relationship could turn romantic on Valentine's Day when someone you've known for years confesses a crush on you. This could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership. Mid-February could mark big changes on the social front for you, thanks to a Solar Eclipse on the 15th. It's possible you will gain admission to an exclusive society.

TAURUS April 21st - May 21st Don't turn down an invitation to attend a glamorous Valentine's Day party. If you're single, you'll have your choice of admirers. Are you already in a serious relationship? Your partner will be proud to show you off. Wear something eye catching that enhances your natural good looks. On the 15th, a Solar Eclipse marks an exciting career opportunity.

A wildly romantic Valentine's Day is in the cards for you. If you're dating someone special, there's a good chance you'll get engaged or married. Are you single? You could meet someone special at a religious, cultural or educational event. On the 15th, a Solar Eclipse marks an exciting turning point in a partnership.

SAGITTARIUS November 23rd - Dec 21st Valentine's Day will be fun and flirtatious. Going to a lively nightclub will put you in the mood for love. Are you single? You'll meet someone special on a group outing with friends. Play hard to get with someone who tries catching your eye. Being pursued is good for your ego. A Solar Eclipse on the 15th marks a big change in your daily routine.

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August 24th - Sept 23rd

December 22nd - Jan 20th

You'll be looking especially nice on Valentine's Day. Don't be surprised when your amour finds it impossible to keep their hands off you. Are you single? You could meet someone special through your job. Keep your eyes open for someone with a friendly demeanour. On the 15th, a Solar Eclipse will inspire you to adopt a new health regime.

Don't be surprised when this Valentine's Day is especially fulfilling. Someone who understands your deep desire to have a vibrant family life will make your dream come true. If you're happy and single, take this opportunity to throw a festive party for friends. On the 15th, a Solar Eclipse will attract an unexpected moneymaking opportunity.

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May 22nd - June 21st

September 24th - Oct 23rd

January 21st - Feb 19th

You'll have a lovely Valentine's Day. If you're footloose and fancy free, go out and have a good time with friends. Celebrating the love in your life will lift your spirits. Are you in a relationship? Your amour will encourage you to go after a cherished dream. The Solar Eclipse on the 15th could find you taking a trip that changes the course of your life.

CANCER June 22nd - July 23rd Valentine's Day presents a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with your amour. There's a good chance you'll get engaged or exchange vows at this magical time. If you've already made a commitment, you may decide to undergo a radical lifestyle change together. The Solar Eclipse on the 15th could mark a handsome windfall.

Valentine's Day will be especially romantic for you. Whether you're single or attached, you're sure to have a lovely time with someone who greatly admires you. If you've had difficulty meeting interesting people, that could change after accepting an online request for a date. The Solar Eclipse on the 15th could bring surprising news of an engagement, marriage or pregnancy.

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eye.” Brian blinked as he pushed his mist-covered glasses back up his little nose. “Don’t worry Bri, if I see any strange women approaching you, I’ll be sure to let them know you’re completely off limits. Right, everyone follow me - Liverpool here we come!” And so The Dirty Dozen hit Liverpool’s bars. As I was best man, it was only reasonable that I was in WKHFKDLUIRUWKHÀUVWURXQG “OK, what are we having?” &ROLQZDVWKHÀUVWWRSLSH up. “Err, Tom, can I have a lime and soda?” “No. You can have a Guinness. Ken?” “I’ll have Guinness. And I’ll have Colin’s too if he doesn’t want it.” After a few ales, in order to line the stomach, we repaired to a pre-booked Chinese restaurant. After a gut-busting banquet, it was time to settle up. On

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If you recall, Dear Reader, previously on And Another Thing, my old chum and workmate Nigel had been fatally struck by Cupid’s bow and had resolved, for reasons best known only to himself, to make an honest woman of Val, his long term squeeze. Yours truly was appointed best man and was duly tasked with organising the stag do. So, after rejecting Newcastle (too chilly), Amsterdam (too hazy) and New York (too far), Nigel, being a big fan of the Beatles, plumped for Liverpool. And so it came to pass that twelve middle-aged workmates alighted the train at Lime Street and, rucksacks in hand, trudged towards the Adelphi. We were standing in the lobby when Terry (marketing) unzipped his suitcase, pulled out an enormous ÁHVKFRORXUHGUXEEHUVXLW and presented it to the groom. “Here Nige, the lads want you to wear this.”


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Citizens Advice Sherwood and Newark shares tips for people to land a new job Citizens Advice Sherwood and Newark is sharing tips with people who want to change jobs, from how to find a role that’s a good fit, to the best way to tell your boss you are moving on. Past research has found 1 in 5 people consider changing jobs in January, making it the most popular time of year for job hunting. National Citizens Advice helped with 2,300 problems around applying for jobs last year, with nearly half these issues (1,100) concerning references. Often people can either struggle to get hold of a reference that is suitable, or can’t get hold of one at all. Other problems workers sought help from Citizens Advice Sherwood and Newark on include when to disclose an illness to a potential employer, or how much notice they’re required to give their boss when nothing is specified in their contract. Lesley Barrick, of Citizens Advice Sherwood and Newark said: “Changing jobs is often top of people’s to-do list in January, but some can trip up because they don’t have the right paperwork. “It’s really important to get your references lined up and to pass any other checks that are required before handing in your notice. Otherwise, you could run the risk of having your job offer withdrawn and your current employer may not be in a position to rehire you. 42

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