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It hardly seems five minutes since the year began and here we are already into the month of love. And what a month it is, the most romantic time of the year for all you lovers, so make sure that you give your sweetheart a memorable time this Valentines Day with lots of love and kisses! If you have planned to take it one step further and get engaged, then make sure your moment is carefully planned – and chaps if you decide to buy the ring in advance (without the lady’s knowledge), make sure it fits on her finger!! Good luck Kind regards, Mark Prada (Managing Director) Tel: 01524 825600

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Gifts they’ll love this Valentine’s Day Valentine's Day is coming up and you will no doubt look to get the perfect gift for your loved one on such a special day. It is important to find the right present that fits his or her style and personality. Depending on what stage you are at in the relationship, there are different types of gifts to consider. Below are just a few ideas... Get fresh flowers delivered to her work for extra brownie points, or decorate her home with them. Or, if you are planning on popping the question, give her a single red rose with a ring attached to it during dinner at a fabulous restaurant. If you want to veer away from roses, do bear in mind that each flower and colour signifies something completely different. Plane tickets to Paris: The city of love... who wouldn’t like this?

Cook their favourite meal, dim the lights, stand the wine in ice, light some candles and put on some light background music to set the scene perfectly. For an extra special touch, why not hire a personal chef to your house to cook for the both of you. Or, if that doesn’t appeal, you could rent a limo and driver to take you to a swanky restaurant. Why not get her a heart locket with a photo of the two of you inside? Or for him, an item of jewellery with a message on it. Also, for her, if your budget allows, diamonds are certainly a girl’s best friend, whether you get her a diamond necklace, bracelet or earrings. Maybe even a diamond engagement ring (hint, hint!).

A personalised gourmet hamper: If your loved one is a foodie, why not put together a delicious hamper with their favourite tipple and food and something extra to suit their personality. If this seems too difficult, you can have one made by a specialist hamper company. For a movie buff, rent a couple of films or buy them a DVD, pick up a bag of popcorn and have a movie night. Along the same lines as a hamper, you could make your love a film lovers hamper, with a couple of DVDs, some popcorn, some sweets and chocolate and their favourite drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Another fabulous gift for Valentine’s Day is a trip to a spa for the both of you. It could be just what the doctor ordered. You can opt to have treatments alone and meet up in between, or have a couple’s massage or wrap together. This can then set the mood perfectly for a wonderful Valentine's evening later. A well chosen bed and breakfast or hotel for a weekend getaway for two can prove to be an enjoyable retreat, away from all the stresses of everyday life, but not lacking in comfort, it's one of the best ways to spend some intimate time together. Why not combine two gifts by staying at a guest house, bed and breakfast or hotel with spa facilities and indulge in some pampering while you are there. Lingerie is always a good Valentine’s gift choice for her that never dates. It's a perfect way to add some spice to your relationship. Be careful though - make sure you find out her correct size in a style you know she'll love, not something you love. If your better half is a music buff, then they cannot fail to be thrilled at the prospect of seeing their favourite band or artist live, be it Girls Aloud, Slipknot or the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, so why not buy them concert tickets!

Failing that, any Apple product is next on the list. If your partner is a sports fan, you could treat them to a football stadium tour or match, golf lessons, tickets to a rugby game or even a ticket to horse racing, depending on what their passion is. If he or she is an adrenaline junkie, then spend the day together while indulging in activities you both enjoy, be that scuba diving, skydiving, segway racing or various other activities. Finally, why not get their favourite photo of the two of you framed and the frame personalised. You could even have it printed on stretched canvas to hang on the wall instead. Why not make one for yourself too, so that you both have the same pictures and frame? If you wanted to think a little outside the box (or frame!), you could have the photo turned into a magnet, jigsaw puzzle, bookmark, pen and much more.

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Casablanca (1942) Gone With the Wind (1939) Brief Encounter (1945) The Notebook (2004) An Affair to Remember (1957) Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Doctor Zhivago (1965) Ghost (1990) Love Story (1970) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Dirty Dancing (1987) Romeo + Juliet (1996) Brokeback Mountain (2005) An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Wuthering Heights (1939) When Harry Met Sally (1989) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Pretty Woman (1990) Up (2009) Grease (1978)

VALENTINE’S FACTS • The oldest surviving love poem to date is from around 3500 B.C and was written in a clay tablet by the Sumerians, inventors of writing. • In the Middle Ages men and women drew the name of their Valentine from a bowl and would wear this name pinned on their sleeves for one week. This was done to make it easy for others to know their true feelings. This was where the phrase "to wear your heart on your sleeve" came from. • One of the greatest gifts of all time was The Taj Mahal in India, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife. Work on began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years.

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• There are many theories as to why the heart is the symbol for love and has been for many decades. One idea, believed by ancient cultures, is that the human soul lived in the heart. Another idea, believed by the Ancient Greeks, is that it was the goal of Eros (known as Cupid to the Romans) to shoot people in the heart with one of his arrows to make them fall hopelessly in love.

• Because the heart is also closely linked to love, its red colour is considered the most romantic. • In 1537, King Henry VII officially declared St. Valentine to be honoured on 14th February each year. • Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800's. • About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. • Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.

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39 Princes Crescent, Bare Village, Morecambe LA4 6BY

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UtÜx i|ÄÄtzx OPENING FEBRUARY 2013 SPRING/SUMMER 2013 RANGE IN STORE

Happy New Year Ladies! My name is Amanda Brady and I would like to introduce Lady Butterfly which is opening in Bare Village, a quality ladies fashion shop with a touch of class and styles that will make you long for spring and summer to arrive early. I have over 31 years experience in ladies fashion, which has involved buying, merchandising and selling clothes to ladies of all ages.The last 15 years were spent at Margee of Lancaster, which recently closed due to the owner taking retirement after 79 years of trading. My experience has allowed me to really understand that each customer is individual and I instinctively know what the customer’s needs are. I appreciate many customers want my advice on how to put together an outfit that best suits their shape and size and most importantly their lifestyle. I am tremendously excited to be part of this new venture and welcome customers old and new to Lady Butterfly. Please call in and say hello and feel free to browse our extensive ranges in a nice and relaxed atmosphere at our super new premises in Bare Village. See you soon!

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Answer ...................................................................................................... Name ........................................................................................................ Address...................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................. Postcode ................................Tel .............................................................. Email.......................................................................................................... By entering this competition I agree to the terms and conditions on page 3. If you do not wish to receive information from us please tick this box

MARK WESTWORTH CERAMIC TILING & WOOD FLOORING SPECIALIST

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FREE PARKING (outside the store) FREE local deliver y

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LEGAL AND MUTUAL

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Dog lovers to look after friendly dogs who will come and stay with you for their holidays whilst owners are away.

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Moore ‘N’ Wife

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For any door or window problem, call your local

DOOR WINDOW

Quality fitted bedrooms and studies designed individually and manufactured locally to suit your needs.

0800 731 0267

Your Local Electrician and Electrical Contractors BG Electrical is your local electrician and electrical contractor! We are local to you, so we are able to provide a highly responsive service. We provide installation, maintenance and repair services to domestic, commercial and industrial customers throughout the UK. BG Electrical will provide you with cost effective and professional electrical services.

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MICK HUGHES PROPERTY SOLUTIONS

NO JOB TOO SMALL

SPECIALISTS IN FITTED BATHROO S AND KITCHM ENS Supplied, D and Fitted Sh esigned op service availa fitting ble

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Call Mick on 01524 420186 or 07818 027742 mckhughes@hotmail.co.uk

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KITCHENS SUPPLIED AND FITTED FOR £5999 (INC. TILES)

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TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BED TO SUIT YOUR OWN SPECIFIC NEEDS. TO VIEW A SELECTION OF TOP QUALITY BRANDS, INCLUDING THE MAMMOTH HEALTH MATTRESS (THE BEST MATTRESS FOR BAD BACKS), POP INTO OUR SHOWROOM AND WE WILL HELP YOU FIND JUST THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU.

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FEBRUARY OFFER FREE DOOR ON ORDERS OVER £2,000 NET *Subject to status. Terms and Conditions apply. Full written details on request.

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VAT FR ON AL EE L

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Complete bathrooms at trade prices

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Home Improvement www.homeimprovementking.co.uk

FREE advice and ideas

on tap!

• Plumbing & Kitchens • Bathrooms & Tiling • Loft Conversions • Decking & Patios • Extensions • PVC Windows & Doors • Roofing and Roof Repairs NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

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NO JOB IS TOO SMALL

For total wellbeing in your bathroom and home, call Simon Drake today! State of the art Boilers available with 5 year warranty. Supplied & Fitted from £1000* *Subject to terms & conditions

ALL PLUMBING, HEATING AND TILING SERVICES AVAILABLE

WE WILL BEAT ANY LIKE FOR LIKE QUOTATION!! Call Simon on: Why not visit our cash and carry at Halton?

Call Stephen today for a free quotation

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Order On-line www.logsdirect.co.uk Email us: enquiries@logsdirect.co.uk

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

BUY DIRECT FROM THE WHOLESALER OVER 1 MILLION SQ METERS IN STOCK

40% OFF EVERY CARPET

ALL RUGS 1/ PRIC2 E

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was £499

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WE WILL BEAT ANY GENUINE LIKE FOR LIKE QUOTE (North West) Limited

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Aubergine

Free advice and ideas on tap!

ELECTRICAL AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

✦LANDLORD/DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION REPORTS ✦ SMALL ALTERATIONS TO FULL REWIRES ✦ ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE ON ALL THINGS DIY ✦ KITCHEN AND BATHROOM ALTERATION/INSTALLATION ✦ PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING ✦ APPLIANCE REPAIRS

For total wellbeing in your bathroom and home call Simon Drake

Specialist in walk-in showers

All aspects of property maintenance undertaken A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PROFESSIONAL INSPECTORS and TESTERS PART P APPROVED ELECTRICIAN Also registered with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Tel: 01524 858 838 Mob: 07773560174 Email: aepm@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.info-aepm.com

WIN

The Bay area’s leading bathroom disability modification specialist. Complete adapted bathroom suites created to complement your style and ENABLE YOU!

Robbie Williams – Take the Crown tour in Manchester

BATH OUT - SHOWER IN PACKAGES FROM JUST £1000*

2 TICKETS TO

Prize includes: General Admission (unreserved seats or standing) for the concert at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday 19 June 2013 and return coach travel from Lancaster

• Grab rails supplied & fitted from £25* • User friendly tap replacements • Bath & shower enablement accessories

For a chance to win this fabulous prize, simply complete the coupon below with your answer and contact details, attach it to a postcard and send it to ‘Robbie Williams Competition’, c/o Prada Publishing Group, The Old Station, Coastal Road, Hest Bank, LA2 6HN. Closing Date 28th February 2013.

Q: What is the name of Robbie Williams latest album? Answer ............................................................................................................ Name .............................................................................................................. Address ............................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................ Postcode ..............................................Tel........................................................ Email ................................................................................................................ By entering this competition I agree to the terms and conditions on page 3. If you do not wish to receive information from us please tick this box

Call Simon on 07792 858979 / 01524 825 168 www.sdplimited.co.uk info@sdplimited.co.uk

The prize includes 2 tickets to see Robbie Williams at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 19th June 2013. The tickets offered are for the show date only, they are not transferable and no alternative prize or cash equivalent is available. The prize is for the tickets only and includes return transport to and from the venue from Lancaster. The tickets will be available for collection 48 hours in advance and must not be re-sold.This is a Local Choice group competition and only one prize will be given through all magazines.

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Classifieds ACCOUNTANTS

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Also bookkeeping, payroll & tax planning.

Call 01524 422629

CLEANING SERVICES

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Book 4 classified adverts and we will give you the first one ABSOLUTELY FREE!! From as little as £15+ vat per month, take advantage of this amazing offer - limited space available.

(after 6pm or weekends) or email kerry@hindsonsaccountants.co.uk for a free no obligation quotation.

CALL NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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Mobile Hairdresser

07411 006 665 also available for care homes Shades of Grey ARTS & CRAFTS

1st Choice

Blinds

“The Blind Man” and Choose at Home Carpets We are a local, family firm offering a friendly, professional service, supplying and fitting all types of blinds, carpets, vinyls and laminate flooring. We do free quotes and fast fitting. Just leave everything to us.

Tel: 01524 36259 any time! or 07796 914841 (mobile)

JVC DECORATING SERVICES No Job Too Large or Too Small Tel: 01524 310757 Mob: 07522 038 064

Fixed price quotes only

HOLIDAY COTTAGES

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GENERAL HANDYMAN

HEALTH & BEAUTY

GARDENER & DECORATOR

Chinese Health

Dr W. Hong Unit 6 Kings Arcade, King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LE

ACUPUNCTURE

An ideal retreat for couples and for visiting families in the local area. Within 2 miles of Lancaster City Centre and close to the M6.

ACUPRESSURE • HERBAL MEDICINE

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Flexible hours, available for anything from a few hours to a thorough spring clean! Good rates & willing to travel.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Donna Wood (01524) 824912 or 07581 092784

Big T Chimney Sweep Chimney Sweep, Vac and Brush, Stacks rebuilt and pointing, New pots, Cowels and all roofing work. CSCS Cardholders - health and safety tested. For a FREE quote call Mick

07890 154408 bigtbrennand@ovi.com MOTOR VEHICLE AND LEISURE SALES

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Tel: 01524 792345

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MUSIC TEACHERS

TAXI SERVICES

Gary Cookson City & Guilds Decorator Competitive rates Fast & reliable service For a FREE quote call 07790 295861 or email gcookson42@hotmail.co.uk 32 LOCAL CHOICE FEBRUARY 2013

Dependable & diligent self-employed cleaner with 15 years experience, looking to work in the local area.

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CALL ANY TIME! Day: 07908 419988 Eve: 01524 280112

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GROSVENOR WINDOWS Bridge Road, Morecambe Tel. 01524 415401 / 01524 425555

Tel: 01524 843185 Fax: 01524 843165 Moblie: 07872 469 495

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ROSVENOR

INDOWS

Windows • Doors • Conservatories

Bathrooms • Kitchens • Central Heating

UP TO 60% OFF SELECTED KITCHENS

SALE NOW ON

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• FREE design and ideas service • Quality craftsman installation • Building work, plumbing, electrics, tiling and flooring • Quality guaranteed

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High security locking • Rehau windows and doors 10 year guarantee • Certass registered

Central Heating

FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

• Boiler replacements from only £1,350* • Full heating systems from only £2,500* • Replacement radiators • GENUINE 7 YEARS GUARANTEE*

DOORS FITTED FROM £495 Mellishaw Road

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For your FREE, no obligation survey call us now on 01524 425555 or see our fantastic showroom

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Monthly payment terms available to help you spread the cost.*

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Highest Quality Tiles, Bathrooms and Flooring Products, at competitive prices Specialising in tiles for over 80 years, we know what we’re talking about. Gardners has been supplying tiles across Lancashire and the Lake District for many years and more recently have started supplying and fitting complete bathrooms. Our unrivalled choice and range of tiles and bathrooms ensures we have just what our customers need to suit every budget. Whether it’s a small splash back or a large-scale, ongoing project, we can help you from start to finish with our free measuring service, daily deliveries and exclusive ranges of tiles from some of the leading factories around the world. Our very knowledgeable team is here to help and if we don’t have what you‘re looking for in store, we’re sure we can source it through many of our tiling world friends.

Quality Products We will never compromise price over quality, that’s how we know we’ve got the balance just right. With quality names such as Porcelanosa and Original Style as our long serving suppliers, teamed up with smaller independent suppliers, our tiles start at £7.00 m2 all the way up to £1500 m2 if your style requires it…ladies. We stock a large range of floor and wall tiles, just in case you need it today! Complete 4 piece bathroom sets start at £219.24 and all the bathrooms on display are delivered to us the following day, so you don’t need to wait to get your job finished. We also offer a complete measure and fitting service, provide take home samples where possible and supply quality adhesives, grouts and trims to complete the job. All of this along with our knowledgeable, friendly team and competitive prices must make us the people to help take the strain out of your project. Please, contact us and see what we can do for you.

Replace • Renovate • Restyle Get the Gardners’ Experience...

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Our team will help you make the perfect choice. Call now to discuss your tiling, flooring or bathroom needs. We have ranges of bathrooms starting from as little as £3,500* including choice of tiles, ceiling, lights and flooring of your choice

FULLY FITTED!! COME IN AND SEE OUR RANGE OF

LUXURY VINYL FLOORING WALL & FLOOR TILES • LUXURY VINYL FLOORING • BATHROOMS • FULL FITTING SERVICE *

Valid until 28/02/13. Terms and conditions apply.

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‘Gardners Tile and Bathroom Centre’

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Kitchen trends this year APPLIANCES As the kitchen increasingly becomes the entertaining centre of the home, appliances with special features that save time and space are important - a favourite being the hot water dispenser - great for a quick cup of tea or coffee! Other time savers include microwaves that double as second ovens and warming drawers and fridges with convertible drawers that can be a fridge, freezer or wine cooler. Induction hobs, commercial stoves and stainless steel appliances continue to be trendy too.

Now is a great time to remodel your kitchen! If you aren’t sure what you want or even where to begin, don't panic. Here are some of the top kitchen remodel trends for 2013. HARDWOOD FLOORS Hardwood floors are a great idea and have a few new developments this year; lighter shades of wood are now back in style, as are washed wood floors which are bigger and better than before – planks are wider and hard scraping creates a more beachy feel. Other options that give that classic wood floor look include engineered wood flooring, which has a plywood base with a real hardwood veneer and porcelain tile which can be made to look like wood. Porcelain is less maintenance and has a better water tolerance too.

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ISLANDS Kitchen islands have become ever-present in the past few years and islands, particularly those with bar stools, are becoming more and more popular for cooking, socialising, eating and drinking. Islands are even replacing formal dining and dining room tables and chairs! Nowadays, islands can be used to separate the kitchen from the living area, while keeping the space open and light. SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability will continue to be a top trend for kitchens and homes this year. The best ways to achieve a sustainable kitchen include under-cabinet and worktop LED lighting to create ambiance yet functionality, EnergyStar appliances and by using natural cabinet and worktop materials. If your kitchen is designed sustainably and you use EnergyStar appliances, you may even reduce some of your utility bills!

Top bathroom trends this year Whether you are planning a full bathroom renovation, or you just want to add a few stylish updates, below are the hottest bathroom trends this year. Now more than ever, an elegant and functional bathroom has become increasingly important. ECO-FRIENDLY CHOICES Never before has there been such a demand for environmentally friendly products in the home, particularly in the bathroom. From dual flushing toilets, water-saving taps and shower heads to recycled tiles and furniture, everyone wants to do their bit to help the environment. STREAMLINED DESIGN While square sinks and baths are popular, transitional designs are now surpassing the seriously contemporary styles. Transitional design is

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a combination of contemporary and traditional; it is much cleaner than traditional styles, but is a little less minimalist than contemporary. LET THE LIGHT IN Bathroom lighting as a trend has really taken off, with ornate fittings, including chandeliers or pendant fittings now being featured in some bathrooms. On the other hand, there is a great interest in sun-filled and brighter rooms, leading to a trend for large or even floor to ceiling windows. SPACE-SAVING CABINETRY AND VANITIES Efficient use of space is always important and cleverly designed, space-saving cabinets are becoming a must-have. Today’s bathroom furniture creates additional storage space, without infringing on the space

in the room itself – this is particularly useful as today’s homes are becoming smaller. Floating furniture are the most popular choices as they look chic and make the room appear larger! A SPA-LIKE EXPERIENCE A spa like bathroom is on the top of everyone’s list, now more than ever. This includes the addition of jetted showers, colour changing LED showerheads, luxury towel racks and underfloor heating.

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For best results, plant any seeds into seed and cutting compost and plant large seeds (i.e. seed you can handle individually) into cell trays; this will cause less damage to the roots, therefore giving the plants a better start and a quicker crop when you plant them into the garden. Small seeds can be sown into seed trays and transplanted into cell trays or pots as soon as they are big enough.

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Keeping seeds at an even temperature will give more even and reliable germination, so if you have a greenhouse, keep it insulated to avoid big temperature changes - we have bubble wrap and clips for the job. A minimum maximum thermometer will give you a good idea of the temperature. If you don’t have a greenhouse, a grow house can be a good second best, but it is wise to choose plants that require a cooler temperature to grow.

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Useful Telephone Numbers Doctors Emergency Out of Hours Doctor ....................................0300 123 1144 Emergency (but not Accident & Emergency) ....................................111 Emergency Dentist ............................................................01253 306378 Royal Lancaster Infirmary ....................................................01524 65944 Queen Victoria Hospital ....................................................01524 405700 LANCASTER Bailrigg Health Centre ........................................................01524 387780 Dalton Square Practice ......................................................01524 842200 Galgate Health Centre ........................................................01524 751284 King Street Surgery ............................................................01524 541651 Meadowside Medical Practice ............................................01524 32622 Owen Road Surgery..........................................................01524 846 999 Rosebank Medical Practice................................................01524 842284 Queen Square Medical Practice ......................................01524 843 333 Scale Hall Surgery ................................................................01524 64135 MORECAMBE & HEYSHAM Braddon Close Surgery ......................................................01524 832888 Heysham Health Centre ....................................................01524 511999 Lansdowne Road Surgery..................................................01524 418871 The Westgate Medical Practice ........................................01524 832888 York Bridge Surgery ............................................................01524 831111 CARNFORTH & SURROUNDING AREAS Ash Trees Surgery ..............................................................01524 720000 Brookfield Surgery, Bolton-le-Sands..................................01524 822088 Caton Health Centre ..........................................................01524 770718 Halton Surgery ....................................................................01524 811226 New Street Surgery............................................................01524 732830 Silverdale Surgery ..............................................................01524 701744 Westview Surgery, Hornby................................................015242 21216

Dentists LANCASTER Bay Dental Partnership ........................................................01524 32639 Brock Street Dental Practice................................................01524 37324 Lancaster Dental Clinic ........................................................01524 66242 Marketgate Dental Practice..................................................01524 32630 Mayo Dental Clinic ................................................................01524 33225 MORECAMBE Oasis Dental Care, Morecambe........................................01524 410070 The Dental Surgery, Bare ..................................................01524 831150 Welcare Dental Centre, Morecambe................................01524 422692 CARNFORTH & SURROUNDING AREAS Ashfield House, Bentham..................................................015242 64813 Hest Bank Dental Centre ..................................................01524 825218 King & Associates, Carnforth ............................................01524 733867 Viva Dental, Carnforth ........................................................01524 735431

Chemists To find your nearest pharmacy, text ‘pharmacy’ to 64746 LANCASTER Asda Pharmacy (Ovangle Road)........................................01524 580790 Appleton Cross Ltd (Bailrigg)..............................................01524 594598 Boots (St Nicholas Arcade) ..................................................01524 64547 Bowerham Pharmacy ..........................................................01524 64921 Cohens Chemist (Ullswater Road) ......................................01524 39059

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The Co-operative Pharmacy (King Street) ..........................01524 32182 Dalton Square Pharmacy......................................................01524 32310 Fox & Medcalfe (King Street) ..............................................01524 32933 Higher Greaves Pharmacy ..................................................01524 63795 J N Murray Pharmacy (Skerton) ..........................................01524 64558 Pointer Court Pharmacy (Ashton Road)............................01524 846871 Rowlands Pharmacy (Dalton Square)..................................01524 63006 Superdrug (St Nicholas Arcade) ..........................................01524 67123 Sainsbury's Pharmacy (Cable Street)................................01524 388488 MORECAMBE Bare Pharmacy (Princes Crescent)....................................01524 410354 Boots Pharmacy (Arndale Centre) ....................................01524 410709 Boots Pharmacy (West End)..............................................01524 424224 Coastal Pharmacy (Heysham) ..........................................01524 412 275 Cohens Chemist (James Street) ......................................01524 411 489 King's Pharmacy (Torrisholme) ........................................01524 410 974 Lloyds Pharmacy (Hanover Street)....................................01524 423349 Lloyds Pharmacy (Heysham) ............................................01524 852136 Morecambe Bay Chemist (Regent Road) ......................01524 410 009 Morecambe Health Centre Pharmacy (Hanover Street)....01524 417522 Rowlands Pharmacy (Park Square) ..................................01524 831 060 Sainsbury's Pharmacy (Lancaster Road) ..........................01524 308307 West End Pharmacy (Heysham) ......................................01524 423 322 CARNFORTH & SURROUNDING AREAS Ash Trees Pharmacy (Carnforth)........................................01524 727877 Boots Pharmacy (Carnforth) ..............................................01524 732955 Boots Pharmacy (Caton) ....................................................01524 770335 The Co-operative Pharmacy (Carnforth)............................01524 732712 Halton Pharmacy ................................................................01524 812149 Slyne Pharmacy ..................................................................01524 825269

Council Services Council Housing ..................................................................01524 582929 Elections ..............................................................................01524 582905 Highways............................................................................0845 053 0011 Household Waste and Street Cleaning ............................01524 582491 Housing Standards & Environmental Health....................01524 582257 Lancaster Town Hall ..........................................................01524 582000 Ideal Choice Homes ..........................................................01524 582005 Out-of-hours Emergencies ..................................................01524 67099 Social Care..........................................................................0845 053 0009 Registrars............................................................................0845 053 0021 Welfare Rights....................................................................0845 053 0013

Other Useful Local Numbers British Transport Police ......................................................01524 841658 Citizens Advice Lancaster ....................................................01524 66529 Citizens Advice Morecambe..............................................01524 400400 Drugs and Alcohol Service ................................................01524 834210 Help Direct Lancaster........................................................0303 333 1111 Lancaster Constabulary ........................................................01524 63333 Lancaster District CVS........................................................01524 555900 Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (freephone)............0800 169 1125 Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service ..................................01524 60193 NHS Direct ................................................................................0845 46 47 One Voice Disability Service ................................................01524 34411 Shop Mobility Lancaster ....................................................01524 382764 Stop Smoking Service ........................................................01524 845145 Westgate Fire Station ........................................................01524 411590

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Silverdale St John’s CE Primary School is extremely pleased to offer an Early Years Foundation Stage for children from the age of three - nursery and reception with transition into the older classes of the school. Our staff are highly experienced and committed to making each child enjoy their time spent here. The Foundation Stage is located in one of the school’s classrooms with a large covered outside area attached. Here children have a range of activities on offer throughout the day - enabling them to move freely between areas - including plenty of allocated outdoor play.

• Breakfast Club • After School Club • Nursery places are available for children from 3 years old

By the time the children are ready to leave the Foundation Stage, be it to move into the Y1/2 class in our own school, or another closer to your home, we hope that each child will have a broad range of experiences on which to base their future learning.

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Community Noticeboard A round up of whats going on with your local clubs and societies around the area.

Animal Care Blea Tarn Road, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA2 0RD (Between 11am-3pm). Animal Care takes in, cares for and finds new homes for a large number of dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals, large and small, as well as undertaking a conservation programme with their land involving tree planting and care. They are always looking to recruit dog walkers and volunteers get fit and make some four legged friends who will never laugh at your clothes or chat up your best friend (unless your best friend is an attractive Labrador)!! Contact: 01524 65495. Heysham Hedgehogs Wildlife Watch Monthly Group (3rd Saturday each month). Come along and investigate how small mammals live at Heysham Nature Reserve, learn how they survive and what they feed on. Fee: £1. Booking is ESSENTIAL. For more information and to book a place contact: Emma Garston Tel: 01524 855030. Mobile: 07717366812. Email: egarston@lancswt.org.uk. Website: http://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/ RSPB Lancaster Local Group The group's aim is to support actively the work of the RSPB in the local community and to involve RSPB members and the wider public in the Society's conservation, public affairs, education, fundraising and other activities. Regular field outings are held in a variety of locations in the Lancaster area, some jointly with the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society. So, if you would like to have fun and meet likeminded people, contact us and help make a difference for birds and wildlife. Tel: 015395 63280. Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & N Merseyside The group is part of the Wildlife Trusts partnership, the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife. The 47 local wildlife trusts & their junior branch, Wildlife Watch, work together with local communities to protect wildlife in all habitats across the UK, in towns, countryside, wetlands & seas. Telephone 01524 855030. E�mail egarston@lancswt.org.uk. Website www.lancswt.org.uk Cats Protection League (Lancaster & Morecambe) P.O. Box 179, Morecambe, LA3 1WL Cats Protection houses cats and welcomes volunteers. We always welcome volunteers - if you want to work hands-on with cats and kittens, there are opportunities at certain times of the year to spend time helping to socialise our kittens and look after our adult cats. Volunteers are also needed in our charity shop in Morecambe, either on a regular basis or to call on to cover for sickness or holidays. Tel: 01524 850112

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We have launched this special community noticeboard so that local people can get involved with Local Choice and have their regular meeting or event publicised for free. We are looking for non-profit making clubs, groups or societies to send us details of their regular meetings. Please send information to Local Choice c/o Prada Publishing Group, The Old Station, Coastal Road, Hest Bank, Lancaster LA2 6HN or email admin@pradapublishing.co.uk. We will try to include as many listings as possible in the space available. Entry is not guaranteed and will be at our discretion.

Lancaster Archaeological & Historical Society The LAHS is over 25 years old. During the winter the society runs a lecture programme and meetings at St. Paul's Hala Centre in Scotforth, Lancaster. Meetings take place at 7.15 pm, last Thursday of the month, except December. Tel: 01524 382975. Lancaster Family History Group Strong local organisation founded in 1990. Aims to promote family history research, compile indexes of local monumental inscriptions in gratitude for all the other splendid indexes that we use and to develop resources, so members can benefit by using them at the regular group meetings. Email secretary@lfhg.org. Soroptimist International of Lancaster We are like-minded women with a social conscience working globally to make a difference. Local charities we are currently working with include Life Education Centres for Lancashire and Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service. We are a very active and friendly club, meeting twice a month on Thursdays at Central Lancaster High School. Please visit our website for further information. Email: membershipenquiry@silancaster.co.uk. Lancaster & Morecambe Computer Club Started in 2000. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 7.30pm at the Lansil Social Club. Small friendly club with a good mix of experience. For more info tel: 01524 421621 or 855166 or email: davidhayleyhaigh@hotmail.com. Slyne with Hest Local History Group Meets regularly during the Autumn and Winter to hear talks and have discussions on all matters relevant to the history of the village and the district. The group also organises guided walks around the village to visit places and buildings of historical interest. They currently curate the Hest Bank Wharf Exhibition. Tel: 01524 822722 Friends of Lancaster Library Meetings are held monthly on a Wednesday evening. This group aims to promote Lancaster Library in the local community and to provide a forum to help develop facilities and activities in the Library. Members welcome! Please leave contact details at the Library if you are interested in getting involved. Lancaster & Morecambe Lions Club Prime aim is fundraising for local charities and community projects, including helping individuals. While members work hard raising funds to help organisations and individuals in their local area, they also believe that Lions is very much about fun and friendship. The Club normally holds two meetings each month on the second and fourth Tuesdays with committees at 7.45pm for 8.00pm start of the business meeting. The first meeting in the month is normally the main business meeting, while the

second is usually a social evening with a speaker or other function. The venue is the Headway Hotel, Morecambe. Club secretary: 01524 383375. Campaign for Real Ale - Lunesdale Branch We are the only group in this area trying to speak up for the beer-drinker and pub-goer (and not just campaigning for real ale, despite the name). We do this mainly by producing publications, holding publicity events and lobbying the people who can do things. Lunesdale CAMRA is one of some 200 branches of the Campaign for Real Ale which works throughout the UK and is in turn linked with similar organisations in other countries. Like all the other CAMRA branches, Lunesdale is entirely voluntary, run by and for the members who turn up to make it work. All CAMRA members are welcome to come to our meetings. Anyone, member or not, is invited to our social events. Tel: 01524 66131. St John Ambulance Lancaster City Unit Meets every Tuesday in St Peters Cathedral Community Centre between 7:30 and 9:30 pm. The members carry out first aid cover at community and sporting events. If you are interested in joining us, come along to one of our meetings and see if St John Ambulance is for you. Contact: 01772 252239 Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club We cater for athletes of all ages, from under 10 to over 70 and covers the whole spectrum of athletics, including track and field athletics, road and cross country running and fell running. Tel: Susan Lucas on 07771 734920 or info@lancasterathletics.co.uk. Friends of the Morecambe Winter Gardens Since its formation in 1986, The Friends of The Winter Gardens charity has represented all who love this famous theatre, which sadly closed to the public in 1977 and has worked to protect the building pending full restoration. In Spring 2006, The Friends judged the time was right to purchase The Winter Gardens and formed a charitable trust company limited by guarantee. The Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust Limited now owns the building and complements the Friends fund-raising by focussing on applications to potential funding bodies based on professional assessments that argue persuasively the theatre has a viable future if restored as a multipurpose venue. Tel: 01524 422 or email: enquiries@thewintergardensmorecambe.co.uk. Nordic Walking Group Come and let me teach you how to Nordic walk. Once you have mastered the techniques you can join us on any of the walks that run each week. A variety of walks in the beautiful surrounding area. A great way to get fit, meet new people and have fun! Contact Sally Wilkinson on 07595021302, email: sallyl.wilkinson@btinternet.com. Looking forward to walking with you!

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Sewing Café Transition City Lancaster's Arts group are holding Sewing Cafés at Lancaster library (back meetings room) from 2-5pm every Monday afternoon. This is a skills swap group: bring your sewing or textile project and finish it with the support of a friendly group or come and be inspired to start something new. No charge. www.transitioncitylancaster.org. Lancaster District CVS Lancaster District CVS provides support for a wide range of voluntary organisations in the Lancaster District. We produce a monthly bulletin (featuring the latest news, funding opportunities, jobs and more) and a directory of voluntary organisations in the Lancaster District. We organise a celebration of volunteers through the annual Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony. More information is available from the website: www.lancastercvs.org.uk. National Childbirth Trust, Lancaster, Morecambe & District Branch The NCT Lancaster, Morecambe & District Branch is one of the NCT's network of over 300 local branches in the UK, run by volunteers and dedicated to supporting parents via a range of services including antenatal courses, breastfeeding support, bumps and babies groups, coffee mornings, Nearly New Sales and much, much more. We want to help parents-tobe and new parents get together to form a friendly and accessible support network as well as local antenatal and breastfeeding support. We welcome new ideas and more volunteers, so please do come along to our next meeting, give us your suggestions and let us know if you would like to get involved in any way. Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NCTLancs Lancaster Photographic Society Lancaster Photographic Society is for anyone with an interest in photography. Everyone is welcome! We meet on Wednesday evenings from October to May at Lancaster Methodist Church at 7:30pm. Meetings are a mixture of talks, portfolios, show and tell evenings and competitions. Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, Lancaster Red Rose The Lancaster Red Rose Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society was founded in 1935, in Lancaster, not only to present musical shows and entertainment, but also to raise money for local charities. Musical shows have been presented each year in the Spring and also many charity concerts at Christmas or in September. More recently, plays have been presented by some of the members, who have formed the Red Rose Players. www.redrose.uk.net. Tel: 01524 33805 or email: bill.livesey@btopenworld.com. Floral & Horticultural Society, Bolton-le-Sands The aim of the group is to promote interest in gardening. Annual activities include shows of flowers, vegetables, homecraft, art, photography & children's sections. We also have coffee evenings, evening lectures, quizzes & village garden competition. Tel: 01524 823013 or email: mvcarter@talktalk.net. Halton Community Association We provide a venue for people of all ages to pursue leisure, social & educational activities in order to develop their physical, mental & spiritual capacities. Our venue is open to all people without distinction.

By associating together the inhabitants & local authorities, we advance education & environmental awareness. We provide, maintain & improve the public areas surrounding the community centre & ensure protection of the environment. Tel: 01524 811316 or email mrichardson61@hotmail.com Lancaster Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society This is an amateur musical society which produces a show annually in Spring. New members are always welcome to take part in all the activities of the society. See our website for info (www.lados.org.uk) or check our facebook page. Tel: 01524 34937 or email: nicola@ntarney.freeserve.co.uk. Lancaster Spotlight Founded in 1995 Spotlight works at the grass roots within the community to encourage & promote the development of new writing & writers in the North West through monthly performing events, developmental workshops & community projects. www.spotlightlancaster.co.uk. Tel: 01524 381642 or email: spotlightclub@btinternet.com. Skerton Community Association Skerton Community Association aims to offer community activities including youth groups, karate, women's craft, over 55's club, volunteering & training opportunities, yoga, family cooking, community library, credit union, Furniture Matters referrals, private hire & a range of other services. Email skertoncc@aol.com. Warton Village Society We aim to encourage care of our village, to stimulate interest in the beauty, history & character of our area, to preserve, develop & improve public amenities by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures & publications. www.wartonvillage.co.uk. Tel: 07977 512134 or email: helen.barker788@btinternet.com One Voice Disability Services One Voice is a Disability and Carers Service offering support and advice to people living in the Lancaster and Morecambe district. We offer a number of projects working around the issues of disability and caring. Call 01524 34411, email onevoice@btconnect.com or visit www.onevoicedisabilityservices.org.uk for more info. Carers Helpline: 01524 833456. The Fairfield Association The Fairfield Association was formed by residents and friends of the Fairfield area of Lancaster (England) in October 1996, in response to the threat of housing development on a long-established children’s play area (Fairfield Green). The Association is a registered charity, with the following objective: The preservation, enhancement and maintenance of public areas and amenities in the City of Lancaster, in particular the Fairfield area, for the benefit of the public. Email: membership@fairfieldassociation.org for more info. Lancaster and Morecambe Astronomical Society The society caters for everyone interested in Astronomy, from beginners to experts, from amateurs to Professional Astronomers, of all ages. The society meets once per month, at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. We meet in the small meeting room of the Church of the Ascension, Junction of Michaelson Road/ Lancaster Road, Torrisholme. For more info, call: 01524 383288.

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Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers Would you like to get involved in some healthy outdoor activities which will also help the community environment? Come along and help us to manage some local woodland, hedgerows, school nature reserves, wetland and also enjoy dry stone walling. Transport, training, tools, gloves, insurance and a cuppa and biscuits are provided. We work for clients across the public, private and voluntary sectors, including local authorities, farmers and other landowners, local schools, public utilities and voluntary organisations such as the National Trust. We have won awards for our work in the local environment. You can see us on our website: www.ldcv.org.uk and ring David and Liz Alexander on 01524 412938 (7-9pm) to book a place. Lune Valley Keep Fit Association ‘Fitness through movement exercise & dance’ is the aim of the KFA and Lune Valley KFA is made up of women of all ages & abilities from the local area. Many attend a variety of classes in the region from Aerobics to Ballet, Gentle Exercise to Zumba. These ’keep fitters’ extend their skills by rehearsing & then performing on a demonstration team at the North West KFA’s regional events, which take place in May & October. Rehearsals are on Friday evenings from March to May at a local venue and this year’s ‘try out night’ is on February 22nd at the Dance studio, Carnforth High School, 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome to come along to see what we do and get more information. Members can then audition for the North West team which performs in the KFA’s showcase event at the Royal Albert Hall, London, every 2 years. In the intervening year, The North West also enters a team in the National Championships, which is held in February. This year’s Championships are held at Southport’s Conference Centre on 16th & 17th February. Tickets can be obtained by downloading a form from the KFA website. Various social events take place throughout the year to raise money for charity or local funds. As a KFA member, you will receive local & National newsletters, & reduced admission to most KFA events, as well as the chance to mix with others who enjoy fitness through movement, exercise & dance. Contact 01524 822738. Website www.keepfit.org.uk. Carnforth Air Training Corps We are 2246 Carnforth Air Training Corps based at Civic Hall, North Road, Carnforth. We meet Tues and Thurs from 1900-2115 hours. We are a military youth organisation which specialises in the Aviation and Royal Air Force. We provide sports, Duke of Edinburgh awards, adventure training, BTECS, kayaking are to name but a few of the activities. We recruit males and females aged 13-20 years of age. We also look for adults to assist. Further information can be obtained from oc.2246@aircadets.org or 01524 727846. The Centre @ Halton We are a vibrant and welcoming community centre with something for everyone. Our wide range of facilities include an indoor hall, coffee shop and meeting rooms, outdoor ball park, playgrounds and a fantastic skatepark. We have a huge number of classes and activities, from sports and exercise to community activities and events. Contact Centre Manager Maureen on centremanager@haltoncentre.org for more information.

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Breakdown and Road Safety organisation, www.motoringassist.com GEM Motoring Assist, is launching a new initiative this Valentine’s Day calling for all car owners to ‘treat’ their car and keep things running smoothly with a special “Vehicle Valentine”.

Just like your human relationships, keeping your car sweet is the perfect way to minimise things going wrong between you. So, whether you have an old car that’s been your trusty run around for years or a shiny new model you’re proud to show off, make sure you treat it with the love and care it deserves to have the best chance of a long and happy life together.

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February Events

Sunday 10th February Chinese New Year

Our guide to things to do, places to visit and events to attend this month in the Bay.

Tuesday 12th February Hetain Patel: Be Like Water, Lancaster University, Lancaster. 01524 594151

Until Sunday 24th February Hangmen, The Dukes, Lancaster. 01524 598500 Until Saturday 23rd February Pierrepoint - The Hangman's Tale, The Dukes, Lancaster. 01524 598500 Saturday 2nd February London Community Gospel Choir - 30th Anniversary Tour Presented by Upbeat Management, The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 01524 64695 Sunday 3rd February Organ recital by Ian Pattinson, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster. 01524 63200 Tuesday 5th February William Calcraft: England's Longest Serving Hangman, The Dukes, Lancaster. 01524 598500 Thursday 7th February The Beats & Pieces Big Band, Lancaster University, Lancaster. 01524 594151 Thursday 7th February Two from a Smith, Lancaster University, Lancaster. 01524 594151 Friday 8th February - Russell Kane - Posturing Delivery, The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 01524 64695 Friday 8th February - Saturday 9th March - Facing North Exhibition, Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster. 01524 509094 Friday 8th February The Band of H.M. Royal Marines, Ashton Hall, Lancaster. 01524 582808 or 01524 582394 Saturday 9th February An Evening with Pam Ayres, The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 01524 64695 Sunday 10th February Gigantic Indoor Table Top Sale, Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Lancaster. 01524 847540 Sunday 10th February Sparrow Playgroup Children’s Nearly New Sale, Church of the Ascension Hall, Torrisholme. 01524 832625

Wednesday 13th February Lancaster Castle: Dark History Tours (Not suitable for anyone under 15), Lancaster. 01524 64998 THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY VALENTINE’S DAY Thursday 14th February - Matthew Barley: The Sacred Cello, Lancaster University, Lancaster. 01524 594151 Friday 15th February ALEX HORNE: Seven Years in the Bathroom, The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582803 Friday 15th February Peter RabbitTM Tea Party, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere. 0844 5041233 ext 227

Sunday 17th February Bay Arts & Crafts Sky Workshop Nether Kellet Village Hall, Nether Kellet. 01524 418327 Sunday 17th February Bay Arts & Crafts Landscape Workshop Nether Kellet Village Hall, Nether Kellet. 01524 418327 Tuesday 19th February Saturday 23rd February When We Are Married by JB Priestley, The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 01524 64695 Tuesday 19th February Saturday 23rd February Rutherford & Son, The Dukes, Lancaster. 01524 598500 Tuesday 19th February Paper Crafting Class Peel Offs, Warton Village Hall, Warton. 01524 736091 Wednesday 20th February Lancaster Castle: Kids Activity Tour, Lancaster. 01524 64998

Friday 15th February Sine Dubio Festival of Art (Invite Only Preview Evening), The Low Wood Hotel nr Ambleside. 07532 100 100

Thursday 21st February Bardolino with Skampa String Quartet, Lancaster University, Lancaster. 01524 594151

Saturday 16th February Sunday 17th February Sine Dubio Festival of Art (all welcome), The Low Wood Hotel nr Ambleside. 07532 100 100

Friday 22nd February Saturday 23rd February Fevered Sleep: Above Me The Wide Blue Sky, Lancaster University, Lancaster. 01524 594151

Saturday 16th February - Bark in the Park 2013 - Sponsored Dog Walk and Fun Dog Show organised by Cancer Care, Williamson Park, Lancaster. 01524 381820 Saturday 16th February - Book Fair, Hornby Institute, Hornby. 015242 22227

Thursday 21st February Spring Wedding Fair at The Midland Hotel, Morecambe. 01524 424000

Saturday 23rd February Farmers’ Market, Hornby Institute, Hornby. 015242 22227

Saturday 23rd February Tipitina, The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582803

Sunday 24th February Lancaster House Wedding Fayre, Lancaster. 01524 844822 Sunday 24th February Table Top Sale, Hornby Institute, Hornby. 015242 22227 Sunday 24th February The Billy Fury Years Anniversary Tour 2013, The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 01524 64695 Monday 25th February Sunday 24th March Sam Reynolds: Silent Pride, 50mm Exhibition, The Dukes, Lancaster. 01524 598500 Tuesday 26th February Garstang Hotel and Golf Club Wedding Fayre, Garstang. 01995 600100 Tuesday 26th February Day workshop - Paper Flowers, Warton Village Hall, Warton. 01524 736091 Tuesday 26th February Wednesday 27th February Lakes Hospitality Association Trade Show, The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Grasmere. 015394 44495 Wednesday 27th February Michael Pinchbeck: The Beginning, Lancaster University, Lancaster. 01524 594151 Wednesday 27th February Kenton Cool: Everest, The Dukes, Lancaster. 01524 598500 Thursday 28th February - Chris Addison - The Time is Now, Again,The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 01524 64695

Sunday 17th February Animals and Friends with Steve Cropper, The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582803

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Have tea with Peter Rabbit Join Peter RabbitTM and Beatrix PotterTM for a magical Tea Party with stories, delicious party food and time to look round the exhibition.

Fri 15 Feb, Sun 31 Mar, Wed 10 Apr, Sat 4 May, Sat 1 Jun, Sat 22 Jun, Wed 17 Jul, Sun 28 Jul, Wed 7 Aug & Wed 21 Aug

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Tea Parties start at 1pm. Pre-booking is essential. £7.50 for children and £11 for adults.

Jemima Puddle−duck Craft Day 11am − 4pm Free Easter craft sessions in the foyer - get creative!

Wed 29 Mayy Pigling Bland Da 11am − 4pm

A fun day with a piggy theme and face painting.

Free entry for every child in fancy dress.

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BEAUTY TIPS:

How to get smoky eyes:

How to look smoking hot this Valentine’s Day!! If you want to pamper yourself so you are relaxed for your date, how about a massage? There are many different techniques to choose from and massage is a great way to ease tension, anxiety and stress, or relax muscles and help with minor sports injuries as well as back pain, headaches, joint pain and stiffness and even some forms of chronic pain.

Valentine's Day is coming up and all ladies want to look great on that day and everything to be perfect including their hair, skin, body and clothes. So if you want to impress your man, look great for a night out, or just want to feel good about yourself on Valentine's Day, then here's how you can!

HAIR You may find a new haircut can help give you a confidence boost, so why not indulge yourself? If you fancy a change, why not get highlights or treat yourself to a new colour. If you are feeling extra daring, vibrant colours like red, purple, electric blue, orange, yellow, pink and many other neon colours as highlights (or your full head if that’s your style!) will spice up your look.

HOW TO GET YOUR BODY BEAUTIFUL FOR VALENTINE’S DAY Let’s be honest, if you are reading this in February, then there really isn’t time to diet for Valentine’s Day if you haven’t been doing so already. However, if you are feeling like you over indulged over Christmas, then perhaps a diet to get your body ready in time for summer is just what you need!

Other more natural shades include: Blondes: golden, caramel, sandy, honey or strawberry blondes Reds: honey reds, subdued scarlet, burnt auburn, golden copper or rich mahogany red Brunettes: Luminous coffee, chocolate toffee, cocoa or chocolate browns.

In the meantime, you could opt for liposuction. If you do decide to have liposuction, you will need to consider healing time too! If that isn’t for you, then perhaps book into a salon for a slimming treatment, like a body wrap or cleansing cellulite and colon therapy. Another treatment that you may wish to choose is waxing, to get your legs and other areas fuzz free for your date! Many salons in this area offer waxing, or for a more permanent option, you could choose IPL, electrolysis or laser hair removal.

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However, if you are happy with your cut and colour, you could get a hair revitalising treatment – perfect to rid your hair of those winter blues! HOW TO GET A VALENTINE'S DAY MAKEUP LOOK YOUR PARTNER WILL LOVE Firstly, aim for silky, smooth skin - instead of applying layer upon layer of foundation, try using tinted moisturisers. Think dewy, not greasy. Use a soft pink blusher on the apples of your cheeks and run it up your cheek bones. Some people prefer bronzer but blusher creates a more girly look.

Prepare your eyes with a primer, then start by using a kohl or eyeliner (grey, dark brown or black are best) right around your eye. Apply the liner above the upper lash line, drawing the line thicker in the middle of eye. Next Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids to your browbone, then use an eyeshadow a couple of shades lighter than your liner for your eyelids. You’ll then need to blend in a darker colour on the crease of your eyes. Using an eyeshadow brush, blend all the colours (lightly) starting at your lash line, moving up. Be sure to blend into the lash line so the eye liner disappears. The key here is to blend, blend, blend! For colour below your eye, use an eyeliner pencil because they're easiest to smudge. Once you have lined they eye, run your finger over it to smudge the line, or use a smudger (you can get this from most make up stockists). You could also apply a bit of shadow to get a more full on smudge effect. Next, apply a dot of concealer, white eyeshadow or white eyeliner to the inner corner of your eyes as this will make you look more awake. Finally, curl your eyelashes or apply fake lashes and load up on black mascara! After you have applied your make up, spray yourself with his favourite perfume and lastly give your nails a backwards French manicure or apply a girly nail polish – both of which are in fashion right now. If this seems too difficult or you have a rather unsteady hand, why not treat yourself to a trip to a salon for a professional manicure? It will make all the difference!

For your lips, if you're after a more girly sweet look, then use a coral beige colour or a soft pink colour on your lips. Be sure to use a lip liner the same colour as the lipstick to provide more definition. If this doesn’t appeal, how about a sultry look with red lips?

A TOP LIP TRICK is to apply foundation to your lips before applying lipstick to stop it running and to make it last just that little bit longer. If you are opting for red lips, go for simple eye makeup, with just dark eyeliner flicked out for a timeless look. Or, why not try sexy smoky eyes...

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The Foot Centre is at the forefront in the treatment of foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain and persistent and regular sports injuries. This is achieved through in-depth bio-mechanical analysis leading to the creation of custom orthotics. To make an appointment or for more information: contact us via phone, email or the website, alternatively call into:

The Foot Centre, 10 Kings Arcade, Lancaster LA1 1JZ

£5 off every pair of custom fit insoles with this advert. Normally insoles are £100: this includes a consultation to assess personal needs, a static pressure test on a pedoscope, 3D mapping of each foot and a pair a custom fit insoles to take away. This all normally done in 1 hour.

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01524 421 158 or 07799 068 191 kemprocter@aol.com Lancaster Friends’ Meeting House MON: 6.30pm-7.30pm & 7.45pm-8.45pm TUES: 9.30am-10.30am THURS: 5pm-6pm FRI: 9.30am-10.30am Torrisholme Methodist Church MON: 9.30am-10.30am Slyne with Hest Memorial Hall THURS: 9.30am-10.30am The Centre @ Halton MON: 11am-12pm (from 14th January) One to One sessions also available

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Are you planning to get married soon? If so then make sure you get a copy of this essential FREE magazine. After the success of our previous wedding guide in the Lake District, Local Choice has launched another special edition on a larger scale which is available for all the happy couples to use during the planning of their ‘Perfect Wedding’. It will also be distributed through Tourist Information Centres, hotels and wedding venues, shops, newsagents, public places and selected wedding fairs.

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Alternative Wedding Ideas

it may already be booked up. It is best to allow as much time as possible to book your registrar – they can be booked from a maximum of 12 months in advance.

Underwater with sharks Bungee jumping “Wing walking” on a plane On top of Mount Everest On a roller coaster At a zoo In an ice chapel And many more, just do your research!!

The Guest List: It won’t be the final cut yet and you can always tweak it before you send invitations out, but split the people you would like to invite into 3 columns: Should Invite, Would Like to Invite and Could Invite. From there, you have a starting point and can look at it more closely when you have chosen your venue and know the capacity and costs.

The Perfect Wedding So where do you start? It is easy to feel overwhelmed and if this is the case, it may be wise to hire a wedding planner who will do all the hard work for you, from searching for suppliers to timings on the day. If you are happy to organise the wedding yourself, then here are some key factors you will need to consider: The Date: you may want to put a lot of thought into the date you choose. It is very fashionable at the moment to choose a weekday wedding, which has the added bonus of the cost generally being lower than a weekend.

It is worth really thinking about this because if you do choose a weekday wedding, then some people might not be able to get off work to come. You also need to consider the seasons – do you want a winter wedding? Or summer perhaps? Bear in mind though, that if you haven’t booked your venue in good time, but have chosen a spring or summer wedding, or one near Christmas,

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Also available: • Starlight backdrop hire • Chair covers & sashes • Special effects • Balloons and more!

Working with local resources, we specialise in Luxury Buffets as well as offering a complete catering and table service for weddings, along with canapés, cupcakes, afternoon teas, bespoke menus and full Wedding Packages. Our services mean you can have total control over your budget and have peace of mind that your plans are in the best possible hands.

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Planning your wedding? Guest List Events invite you to the following wedding fayres: Thursday 7th March 2013: 7pm - 9.30pm at the Vale of Lune RUFC Tuesday 16th April 2013: 7pm - 9.30pm at Lancaster Brewery FREE admission. Showcasing a wide range of exhibitors.

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Designer Flowers by Chris is a distinguished florist, specialising in traditional and contemporary wedding flowers and renowned for their creative eye. So whether you’re just starting to plan the big day or if you’ve already found the perfect venue, our expert florists will be happy to discuss all of your floral desires, in preparation for turning your dreams into reality. Designer Flowers by Chris have rapidly built a sensational reputation for delivering beautiful, high quality, yet affordable wedding flowers, ensuring you love the schemes we create to complement your big day. Designer Flowers by Chris understand the importance of choosing your wedding flowers and insist on a no obligation consultation to share ideas and browse our extensive portfolio of wedding flowers. Every budget is catered for and we can ensure that you will receive the highest level of customer service and efficiency, with no floral arrangements too big or too small for our experienced florists.

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Beautiful British Bridalwear by Alan Hannah, Charlotte Balbier, Jenny Packham and Suzanne Neville. New designer ‘Augusta Jones’ now in store. Bridesmaid dresses & accessories also available.

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On Valentine’s Day, send a floral message of love, friendship, passion or even a proposal!

Exquisite flowers, handmade chocolates and balloons

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Book plenty of bridal shop appointments to find your perfect dress - you will know when you have found “ The One”. Aim to have your last fitting about 2 weeks before your wedding.

Keep in mind, though, that approximately 10% of the guests you invite won’t be able to come. The Venue and Type of Ceremony – Decision time... would you prefer a church ceremony or a civil ceremony? When choosing your venue, don’t forget to ask about catering and what is included in the cost. Be prepared for almost 50% of your wedding budget to be on the venue and catering. Unless you really splash out on your dress!!

The photography – or even videography! Shop around and get quotes for a few different packages that suit your needs. You must choose someone you have a rapport with and someone whose style works with yours.

Top tip: If you want entertainment, ask the venue if they have a house DJ or Band that they can recommend. Often, you can get discount here.

Whatever happens, there are no hard and fast rules as to what creates the perfect wedding. This is something that is individual to each couple. It’s important not to drive yourself crazy and to remember that no matter what happens – you will marry the love of your life – and that’s all that counts!

The Dress – For many brides, the dress is the main priority (besides marrying the man of their dreams, of course!) and there are so many different choices, from short to long, strapless to full sleeves, modern to vintage... the list is endless!

Top tip: It is really important to get insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

NICE Northern Institute of Creative Eating

Nice Bar and Restaurant offers a stylish, unique and memorable venue for your wedding day. Housed in the beautiful 'Storey Building' by Lancaster Castle, NICE bar and restaurant has a range of magnificent, stylish period rooms, catering for weddings from 20 - 250 people. We pride ourselves on making your day personal and unique with customised packages. For a free tour of the venue or to discuss your Wedding Day requirements contact Francesca on 01524 509094

Did you know... • In Southern Sudan people of the Neur tribe believe that the marriage is not complete until the woman has had two children. If she fails to do so, the groom is able to seek a divorce. • Most expensive wedding ever? The marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The price tag? $44 million. • The reason we wear our wedding rings on the third finger of our left hand is because Ancient Greeks believed a vein in this finger ran directly to the heart. • In Babylon 4,000 years ago, for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would give his son-in-law all the mead (a honey beer) he could drink. Because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the "honey month" or what we know today as honeymoon. • In the 1500s, most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, so they only smelt a little in June. To hide the smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers. • Queen Victoria started the trend for white wedding dresses in 1840 - before then, brides just wore their best dress. • According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck! • "Something blue" symbolises purity, fidelity and love. • In Denmark, brides and grooms traditionally cross-dressed to confuse evil spirits!

Zydre Parker Floral Designs Traditional, Modern or Bespoke...

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Handmade Wedding Invitations & Stationery everlastingsparkle.co.uk 07776 122 498 info@everlastingsparkle.co.uk

Zydre Parker Floral Designs COMPETITION

WIN the hire of 3 cream vintage chandelier candelabras worth £24 Q. What occasion do I mainly create floral designs for? Simply complete the coupon below with your answer and contact details, attach it to a postcard and send it to ‘Zydre Parker Floral Design February Competition’ c/o Prada Publishing Group, The Old Station, Coastal Road, Hest Bank, LA2 6HN. Closing Date 28th February 2013.

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THE SHIP

Real Home Cooked Food Served daily 12 noon - 9pm

Lunchtime Special Menu

Purveyors of finest cask ales...

2 Courses £10.95 Monday - Friday

2 Dine for £19.95 including 2 glasses of House Wine Monday - Thursday Choose from our Special Menu

New menus for 2013! We also cater for many functions To book a table please email reservations@theshipcaton.co.uk or call us on

01524 770265

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Your wedding Is going to be the most magical day of your life and you need a lovely venue, with excellent food, discreet and caring service, and a country setting for photographs. The Longlands is approved for the solemnization of marriages and the registration of civil partnership ceremonies. At The Longlands we will help you create exactly the wedding reception you want – it maybe reassuringly traditional or something a little different.

Longlands, Tewitfield, Nr Carnforth, Lancs, LA6 1JH T 01524 781256 F 01524 781004 E info@longlandshotel.co.uk W www.longlandshotel.co.uk

THE MEETING HOUSE RESTAURANT

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11-15 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TJ (near the train station) Tel: 01524 848049

LUNCHTIME DEAL Starter and main course only £7.95 per person

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We are happy to welcome you to our Blue Moon Restaurant. Lancaster’s finest, newest and most exciting dining experience.

Valentine’s Day bookings now being taken

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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

6 ROSEMARY LANE, LANCASTER, LANCASHIRE LA1 1NR

2 Courses £13.95 3 Courses £16.95

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The taste of the Orient at the

HONEY TREE RESTAURANT 293 MARINE ROAD CENTR AL, MORECAMBE FOR FURTHER DETAILS CALL 01524 423860/420944 www.honeytreerestaurant.co.uk mei@honeytreerestaurant.co.uk

THAI? WHY THAI?

We are a local family run business. Our Authentic Thai Chef, Rose, uses only the freshest herbs & spices to make our food taste so flavoursome and healthy.

Chinese New Year 10th February 2013 •Open 7 Days a Week •Disabled Access •Special 3 Course Lunch •Happy Hour 5-7.30pm •Special Vegetarian Menu Chinese Banquet •Delicious Dim Sum Menu •Luxury Seafood Banquet

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Your email address will be used only to send promotions and/or vouchers in conjunction with Honey Tree Restaurant. Offer excludes Chinese New Year (10th February) and Valentines Day.

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25% discount off your food bill on production of this voucher*

Email: Your email address will be used only to send you promotions and/or vouchers in conjunction with Marco’s. *One voucher per party, up to a maximum of 8 people. Not to be used in conjunction with any other special offers or promotions.

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WINTER AT HIPPING HALL 3 COURSE LUNCH & GLASS OF WINE £29.50

OVER THE PAST YEARS WE'VE BECOME WELL KNOWN FOR OUR 'LOCAL CHOICE' LUNCHES. SO, AS WE'RE MOVING INTO A NEW SEASON WE'VE COME UP WITH A TANTALISING NEW LUNCH OFFER. WHY NOT COME AND JOIN US FOR A 3 COURSE LUNCH ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY FOR £29.50 AND WE’LL INCLUDE A DELICIOUS GLASS OF ONE OF OUR FANTASTIC WINES FREE OF CHARGE. WE'LL EVEN HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH ONE WILL BEST MATCH YOUR FOOD CHOICES. JUST ONE VOUCHER IS REQUIRED FOR THE WHOLE TABLE TO QUALIFY FOR THE OFFER. WE DO LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO HIPPING HALL.

INCLUDING CANAPES, COFFEE & PETIT FOURS EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Valid with reservation only until the 28th February 2013. No cash alternative. Subject to availability. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Express Lunch from SANDWICH + DRINK COMBO £3.45 All sandwiches include a garnish of fries Offer also includes: a glass of house red or white wine (125ml), half a pint of carling, draught soft drink, tea or coffee

TWO MEALS + WINE

Amazing Value £15.99

Includes per person: a glass of house red or white wine (175ml), half a pint of carling, draught soft drink, tea or coffee

and FEBRUARY SPECIAL Tuesdays Wednesdays from 5pm

2 Courses from our set menu plus a glass of wine (175ml) or half pint of beer/lager for only £10

Happy... Hour ay to Saturd Monday m-7pm 4p se 4pm-clo Sunday

Not valid with any other offer

Coupons must be presented before ordering or offer not valid. Valid Sunday to Friday 12 noon - 10 pm (excluding February Special). Offer excludes Valentine’s Day. Expires 31st March 2013.

Oscar’s Wine Bar & Bistro, 9 George Street,Lancaster LA1 1XQ t: 01524 845563 E: info@oscarswinebar.com W: www.oscarswinebar.com Become a fan of Local Choice on

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21A Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH T. 01539 725 858 34 New Street, Lancaster Lancashire LA1 1EG T. 01524 581 640

THURSDAY STEAK NIGHT

Great offers on all of our steaks all night OUR FAMOUS HAPPY HOUR

Pizza or Pasta from £2.99 Every day from 12pm - 7pm MONDAY MADNESS

Happy Hour all night Also, wine and beer at reduced prices! NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Over 50’s Daytime Menu: Monday - Friday: 12 noon - 6pm 1 course: £6.95, 2 courses: £9.95

Traditional Sunday Lunch Carvery Available all day £8.95

Evening Dining Menu *Terms and Conditions apply

£5 off

when you spend over £25*

We also cater for Weddings, Funerals, Christenings and more

The Whoop Hall, Burrow with Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2GY Tel: 015242 71284 info@whoophall.co.uk www.whoophall.co.uk 74 LOCAL CHOICE FEBRUARY 2013

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Fayrer Garden House Hotel

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www.fayrergarden.com www.restaurant-at-fayrergarden.com Fayrer Garden House Hotel, Lyth Valley Road, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3JP T 015394 88195 F 015394 45986 E lakescene@fayrergarden.com

Fine Dining in the Lake District Fayrer Garden House Hotel and its Terrace Restaurant are placed in a magnificent natural setting. This former Gentleman's residence sits in five acres of beautiful gardens and looks out over the serene waters of Windermere. We serve a carefully prepared menu of locally sourced dishes every evening in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Good food gets even better with good wine and our varied and exciting wine list contains something for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to Fayrer Garden...

VOUCHER 3 course menu for £29.50

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“Good food, fine wines, stylish lounges and luxurious accommodation”

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WHINNEY BROW EATING HOUSE

Chef and proprietor Stuart Walton takes pride in supporting local food producers, creating a menu of traditional British food, served all day in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whinney Brow Lane, Forton, Lancaster PR3 0AE Tel: 01524 792526

www.whinneybrow.co.uk

Valentines Night Special 5 course meal plus a glass of bubbly for only £26.95 per person Ciao! Here at Bella Italia we’ve got everything you need to savour the taste of Italy! Whether you are looking for a great celebratory meal or a quiet evening for two, Bella is perfect. You’ll find us situated in the heart of Lancaster and open until 11pm with great daily offers to suit all tastes and budgets. What better way to start your day than perusing our breakfast menu with a coffee and pastry or a hearty ‘Inglese’ breakfast to set you on your way. Then we have our daytime menu, which changes regularly to keep with the seasons – offering lunch from £5.95.

Our daytime menu is served from 12pm – 5pm everyday. We even cater for the evening too, with our set menu priced at 2 courses for £9.95 served Sunday – Thursday from 7pm. With offers aimed at helping you make the most of your night out, you can really treat yourself – bring in your Cinema or Theatre tickets to receive two main meals for £12 or take advantage of our new promotion, offering anyone with a valid gym membership to 20% off their food bill, we really are the place to let your hair down and enjoy our fantastico atmosfera. Call us on 01524 36340 to find out more and book your table or email us at Lancaster@BellaItalia.co.uk. Ciao Bella!

2 4 £12 on any pizza or pasta off the main menu Simply present this voucher to enjoy 2 4 £12 on any pizza or pasta on the main menu only at Bella Italia Lancaster. For up to 6 people dining 1 voucher is required. Offer not valid in conjuction with any other offer, set menu, voucher or Tesco Clubcard Deal token. Offer valid Sunday to Thursday until 28.02.13. Excludes 14.02.13.

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Sunday to Thursday with this advert, valid until 28th February 2013. Excludes Valentine’s Day.

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Have a warming drink in the Station Master’s Office

FRESH HOMEMADE FOOD SERVED EVERYDAY BRIEF ENCOUNTER BAKERY

• Sunday Roast Dinners • Function facilities for up to 60 people (weddings, private parties, funerals & christenings)

10am - 3pm daily

Saffron

6 Skipton Street Morecambe LA4 4AR Tel: (01524) 417788

Restaurant

Open 6 days a week • Tues - Sun 5pm - 11pm • Closed Mondays

www.saffron-indianrestaurant.co.uk

We stock a variety of homemade cakes, bread, scones and sweet treats.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Refreshment Room

Book for Valentines Day at the Refreshment Rooms on Platform 1 at Carnforth Station and re-live the romance of your own ‘Brief Encounter’ that was enjoyed all those years ago by Trevor and Celia in David Lean’s iconic classic film.

10% 10%DISCOUNT Discount all takeaway collection ON ALLonTAKEAWAY COLLECTION FREE DELIVERY service available within 3 mile radius. FREE DELIVERY service available Minimum order of £20 within the Morecambe area

Early Bird Offer £9.95 per head Early Bird Offer £9.95 per head FREE POPPADOM WITH EARLY BIRD OFFER FREE POPPADOM WITH EARLY BIRD OFFER

Open 7 days a week from 9am until 4pm serving teas, coffees, cakes, snacks and a full food menu from 9am Refreshment Rooms, Platform 1, Carnforth Station, Carnforth LA5 9TR | 01524 732 432 info@refreshmentroom.com | www.refreshmentroom.com

Sun, Tues, Weds, Thurs 5pm - 7pm Sun, Tues, Weds, Thurs 5pm - 7pm Choose Choose any any starter starter (meat, (meat, chicken chicken or or vegetable) vegetable) Choose any main dish (meat, chicken or vegetable) Choose any Saffron main dish (meat, chicken or vegetable) (excludesspecialities) specialities)with withpilau pilaurice riceor orplain plainnaan nan bread (excludes bread You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic drinks

NICE

Telephone: 015394 42137 to make a reservation

Northern Institute of Creative Eating

Valentine ’s Day at NICE Restaurant

We invite you to experience our award winning restaurant! Our evening menu offers a complete sensory experience with beautifully presented dishes, locally-sourced ingredients whilst developing rich and complex flavours. Every dish we serve has one thing in common. That is pleasure! To look at, to taste, to remember.

3 COURSE EVENING MEAL FOR JUST £25.95* (USUAL COST £32.95)

Thursday 14th February to Saturday 16th February From 5pm. NICE Restaurant will be serving a specially designed set menu. Enjoy one of Cupid’s cocktails in the NICE Bar prior to your meal, sip, taste and enjoy a range of specially designed Valentines cocktails. Sit back and listen to live music in the NICE Bar Friday Evening. NICE Bar and Restaurant | The Storey Creative Industries Centre Meeting House Lane | Lancaster | LA1 1TH | T: 01524 509094 W: www.nicebarandrestaurant.co.uk E: eatart@nicebarandrestaurant.co.uk 78 LOCAL CHOICE FEBRUARY 2013

Simply complete this voucher and present on arrival... Email: Name: Postal Address: Post Code: *Valid until 31.03.13 excluding Saturdays, school holidays, Valentine’s and Easter Bank Holiday. Subject to availability.

Beech Hill Hotel, Newby Bridge Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3LR www.beechhillhotel.co.uk reservations@beechhillhotel.co.uk

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ORDERING MADE SIMPLE

ALL DISHES

£6.50

VEGETABLE

MEAT MEAT SAMOSAS SEEKH KEBAB CHICKEN PAKORAS TANDOORI CHICKEN LEG CHICKEN TIKKA LAMB TIKKA LAMB CHOPS CHICKEN CHAT PURI

VEGETABLE ROLLS ONION BHAJIS MUSHROOM PAKORAS VEGETABLE SAMOSAS CHANA PURI MUSHROOM PURI ALOO CHAT PURI

£2.65 £2.65 £2.65 £3.50 £3.50 £3.75 £4.50 £3.75

PRAWN PURI FISH TIKKA KING PRAWN PURI

TIKKA MASALA Creamy spicy coconut & almond sauce with a touch of tikka marinade, giving a slight hint of spice

CHICKEN | LAMB | PRAWN | VEG

TREAT YOURSELF TO KING PRAWNS FOR ONLY £1 EXTRA

SAAGWALLA Balti style dish charactarised by it’s use of spinach KORMA Sweet creamy thick coconut & almond sauce. Suitable for non spice lovers

HOUSE CURRY Spicy yet mildly flavoured sauce, ideal for those preffering a dish not containing any dairy or nuts

PASANDA Sweet creamy thick almond, sultana & fenugreek sauce

VEGETARIAN

MECHIANI Creamy spicy coconut & almond sauce with a hint of marinade

BALTI Briskly fried with chunks of onions in a rich garlic, fenugreek & coriander sauce

KASHMIRI Mild & creamy with pineapple & banana, with a hint of spice

KARAHI Briskly fried with chunks of peppers, tomato & onions in a richly flavoured, yet fairly dry sauce

BHUNA Rather strongly spiced and fairly dry in consistency - reccommended with our choice of fresh naan breads

AKBARI Rich and spicy flavoursome dish. For those that want plenty of flavour as well as spice

DOPIAZA Briskly fried with chunks of onions in a strong cinnamon & bay leaf sauce

JALFREZI Rich and spicy flavoursome dish, for those that want plenty of flavour as well as spice

ROGAN JOSH Smoothly blended tomato & pepper based sauce created from an old secret family recipe DANSAK Slightly sweet spicy pulse based sauce for those preferring minimum use of tomato & vegetables

£3.35 £3.95 £4.25

MINT RAITA ONION CHUTNEY MANGO CHUTNEY

£0.75 £0.75 £0.75

VEGETARIAN SPECIALS Order these as a ‘meal deal’ to get rice or naan included for just £5.95 TAKKA DAHL Garlic & lentil herb sauce

MUSHROOM FRY MASALA BOMBAY ALOO Potatoes, onion & tomato Mushrooms, tomato & onion

SAAG BHAJI Spinach, tomato & onion

SAAG ALOO Spinach & potato

BHINDI BHAJI Okra, tomato & onion

CHANA MASALA Whole chick peas

AUBERGINE BAHJI Aubergine, tomato & onion

ALOO GOBI Cauliflower & potato

SAAG PANEER Spinach & soft Indian cheese cooked in a rich, mildly spiced sauce PANEER MASALA Soft Indian cheese cooked in a rich mildly spicy sauce

ALL VEG DISHES £4.25

VINDALOO Smooth garlic, ginger, tomato & pepper sauce. Very spicy dish!

£2.65 £2.65 £2.65 £2.65 £3.00 £3.00 £3.00

DIPS

SEAFOOD

CHOOSE YOUR MEAT

TANDOORI

STEP TWO | CHOOSE YOUR SAUCE

STEP ONE

INCLUDING RICE OR NAAN

STARTERS

NOW ORDER ONLINE

OR £5.95 INCLUDING RICE OR NAAN

TANDOORI DISHES TANDOORI MIXED GRILL Selection of marinated meats roasted in a clay oven served with mint raita, mango chutney, onion chutney & two poppadoms

£9.95

TANDOORI KING PRAWN

£9.50

1/2 TANDOORI CHICKEN

£7.50

CHICKEN TIKKA Mildly spiced chicken marinated and roasted

£7.50

LAMB TIKKA Mildly spiced lamb marinated and roasted

£7.50

STEP THREE

MADRAS Smooth garlic, ginger, tomato & pepper sauce with minimum use of oil & veg leaving an afterburn

CHOOSE RICE OR NAAN PILAU RICE BOILED RICE FRIED RICE MUSHR. RICE VEGETABLE RICE EGG FRIED RICE SPECIAL F. RICE

FREE FREE £1.05 £1.65 £1.65 £1.65 £1.75

£1.60 £1.60 £2.60 £3.25 £3.25 £3.25 £3.50

MIDWEEK MEAL DEALS

PLAIN NAAN GARLIC NAAN CORIANDER NAAN PESHWARI NAAN KHEEMA NAAN

FREE FREE FREE £1.30 £1.30

£1.65 £1.70 £1.70 £2.95 £2.95

Lancaster

01524 33333

MEAL DEAL 2

Any main dish (except seafood) with rice, one naan, two poppadoms, mint raita and onion chutney only £7.50

Two main dishes (except seafood) with rice, two naan, 4 poppadoms, mint raita and onion chutney only £14.50

BREADS, DIPS, ENGLISH, KEBABS AND DRINKS

Morecambe

01524 62222

MEAL DEAL 1

RAITA

BREADS PANEER NAAN CHILLI & PANEER NAAN VEGETABLE NAAN CHICKEN & CHILLI NAAN CHAPATI PITTA BREAD POPPADOM SPICY POPPADOM

£2.95 £2.95 £2.95 £3.50 £0.95 £0.70 £0.55 £0.60

MINT RAITA CUCUMBER RAITA MIX RAITA

KEBABS £0.75 £0.95 £1.05

ENGLISH MEALS CHIPS FISH & CHIPS CHICKEN & CHIPS SCAMPI & CHIPS ALL MEALS SERVED WITH SALAD & TOMATO KETCHUP

£1.25 £3.50 £3.50 £4.50

SPICY CHICKEN SPICY LAMB SPICY VEGETABLE TANDOORI CHICKEN CHICKEN TIKKA LAMB TIKKA SPICY CHICKEN TK SPICY LAMB TIKKA SPECIAL TIKKA

DRINKS PITTA £4.75 £4.75 £4.25 £4.75 £5.25 £5.25 £5.75 £5.75 £5.75

NAAN £5.00 £5.00 £4.50 £5.00 £5.50 £5.50 £5.95 £5.95 £5.95

VOLVIC COKE/D COKE/FANTA (CAN) BOTTLE OF COKE/D COKE MANGO JUICE(CUP) MANGO JUICE (CARTON) PLAIN LASSI SWEET LASSI FLAVOURED LASSI

£0.65 £0.65 £1.85 £0.90 £2.45 £1.20 £1.20 £1.35

(STRAWBERRY, BANANA, PINEAPPLE OR MANGO)

Quote ‘LC3’ when you spend £15 or over to receive £3 off * or ‘LC5’ when you spend over £20 to receive £5 off * *Sunday - Thursday only. Not applicable when using a midweek meal deal or any other offer. Only available when ordering online or over the phone

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wedding rings at Bowness-on-Windermere 2 Ash Street 015394 48022

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