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CONTENTS 3 Aspect at a glance 8 9 JOE MCELDERRY Getting to know Joe McElderry 16 17 THE COD S SCALLOPS A whole new meaning to the British classic of Fish Chips 64 65 VIRGIN EXPERIENCE DAYS Providing options for those wanting a break from the norm 85 TOP COFFEE TABLE READS What better way to relax than to put your feet up with a book 92 93 THE INTERIORS LADY Behind the scenes on Helen s latest transformation 112 BULL DOG SKINCARE Cut out the nonsense 19 LANGLEY REVIEWS 24 ACCESSORIZE 30 FOOD DRINK and take your skincare back to basics Trevor has put his passion for writing into practice No outfit is really complete without the addition of the all important accessories A range of eateries to visit from take aways to fine dining 134 135 MAPLE LEAF WEDDINGS Committed to 43 VALENTINE S 48 BLOOM WILD A florist that makes sending design led flowers online a joy 52 COPENHAGEN 154 155 SOAP GLORY A makeup collection Introducing something special for your loved one Denmark s capital is a hub of activity all year round providing a detail perfect wedding 149 NOTTINGHAM TRAIL Some of the best loved landmarks and favourite facts about the city which has it all minus the hefty price tag A note from the Editor I can t quite believe that Christmas has been and gone and the time has come to introduce the second edition of Nottinghamshire Aspect time really does fly when you re having fun First thing s first though I d like to start by saying a huge thank you for the amazing feedback we ve had on our first issue It s humbling to see all the hard work myself and the team have put into making this happen recognised This time around we ve filled even more pages with the things that make our city so special and hope you ll enjoy it just as much as the first one We ve tried and tested some of Nottinghamshire s best from quaint country pubs to quirky city restaurants brought back The Interiors Lady for a sneak peek inside her latest projectthe transformation of a stunning 17th century farmhouse in the country and even had our very own Tommy Holgate take us on a behind the scenes tour of the city s famous Council House X Factor winner Joe McElderry gets candid about his experience with fame and facing his fears ahead of his leading role in The Nottingham Playhouse s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in April and we find out what a day in the life of a Nottingham Panther looks like Fashion favourites a guide to Valentine s gift giving and a selection of our top coffee table reads are other finds inside As you re reading our second issue though no doubt with a cup of tea in hand and your feet up on the couch we re hard at work on our third and would love to hear from you on what you d like to see in our March edition Get in touch via email at editorial nottsaspect co uk or call us on 0115 9313879 UNTIL THEN WE HOPE YOU ENJOY READING ISSUE TWO AS MUCH AS WE VE ENJOYED CREATING IT
CONTENTS  3  Aspect at a glance 8-9       JOE MCELDERRY Getting to know Joe McElderry  16-17  THE COD   S SCALLOPS   A who...
CONTENTS 3 Aspect at a glance 8 9 JOE MCELDERRY Getting to know Joe McElderry 16 17 THE COD S SCALLOPS A whole new meaning to the British classic of Fish Chips 64 65 VIRGIN EXPERIENCE DAYS Providing options for those wanting a break from the norm 85 TOP COFFEE TABLE READS What better way to relax than to put your feet up with a book 92 93 THE INTERIORS LADY Behind the scenes on Helen s latest transformation 112 BULL DOG SKINCARE Cut out the nonsense 19 LANGLEY REVIEWS 24 ACCESSORIZE 30 FOOD DRINK and take your skincare back to basics Trevor has put his passion for writing into practice No outfit is really complete without the addition of the all important accessories A range of eateries to visit from take aways to fine dining 134 135 MAPLE LEAF WEDDINGS Committed to 43 VALENTINE S 48 BLOOM WILD A florist that makes sending design led flowers online a joy 52 COPENHAGEN 154 155 SOAP GLORY A makeup collection Introducing something special for your loved one Denmark s capital is a hub of activity all year round providing a detail perfect wedding 149 NOTTINGHAM TRAIL Some of the best loved landmarks and favourite facts about the city which has it all minus the hefty price tag A note from the Editor I can t quite believe that Christmas has been and gone and the time has come to introduce the second edition of Nottinghamshire Aspect time really does fly when you re having fun First thing s first though I d like to start by saying a huge thank you for the amazing feedback we ve had on our first issue It s humbling to see all the hard work myself and the team have put into making this happen recognised This time around we ve filled even more pages with the things that make our city so special and hope you ll enjoy it just as much as the first one We ve tried and tested some of Nottinghamshire s best from quaint country pubs to quirky city restaurants brought back The Interiors Lady for a sneak peek inside her latest projectthe transformation of a stunning 17th century farmhouse in the country and even had our very own Tommy Holgate take us on a behind the scenes tour of the city s famous Council House X Factor winner Joe McElderry gets candid about his experience with fame and facing his fears ahead of his leading role in The Nottingham Playhouse s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in April and we find out what a day in the life of a Nottingham Panther looks like Fashion favourites a guide to Valentine s gift giving and a selection of our top coffee table reads are other finds inside As you re reading our second issue though no doubt with a cup of tea in hand and your feet up on the couch we re hard at work on our third and would love to hear from you on what you d like to see in our March edition Get in touch via email at editorial nottsaspect co uk or call us on 0115 9313879 UNTIL THEN WE HOPE YOU ENJOY READING ISSUE TWO AS MUCH AS WE VE ENJOYED CREATING IT
CONTENTS  3  Aspect at a glance 8-9       JOE MCELDERRY Getting to know Joe McElderry  16-17  THE COD   S SCALLOPS   A who...
A 4 Telephone 01159 313879 While every effort has been made to ensure that adverts and articles appear correctly Nottinghamshire Aspect cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the contents of this magazine The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of its editor or publisher Selective advertisements and editorials are copyright of Nottinghamshire Aspect and must not be used without prior consent of the publishers All prices are correct at time of going to print and all deals and offers are subject to change Front page photograph is Winter at Southwell Minster Courtesy of Julie Donovan www experiencenottinghamshire com Nottinghamshire Aspect is printed by Warners Midlands The Maltings Manor Lane Bourne Lincolnshire PE10 9PH www nottsaspect co uk Twitter nottsaspect Facebook nottsaspect Nottinghamshire Aspect is published by Nottinghamshire In Focus Ltd 69a Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Publisher Director Phil Cound E phil cound nottsinfocus co uk Sales Helen King E helen nottsaspect co uk Editorial Mackenzie Orrock E editorial nottsaspect co uk Design Stacey Barradell E studio nottsaspect co uk Accounts Jackie Millington E accounts nottsinfocus co uk VOX POP Where we d all like to be going on a 5 SUMMER HOLIDAY The beginning of the year is often accompanied by a cold snap and 2017 has been no different But rather than dwell on our grey British skies we wanted to find out where YOU would love to go for a scorching break Here s where the people of Nottingham would escape to I d go to Bermuda I know loads of people over there which helps It s so pure and the white sands are unbelievable They have a rich culture with an English background but the island has changed dramatically over the years Renee Bouji Girls Victoria Market I ve never actually been abroad I d like to choose all the countries to be honest I do like to party though so maybe somewhere like Zante or Barcelona which has a good mix of partying but also nice restaurants and things Cerruti Bouji Girls Victoria Market For me it would be the Dominican Republic I love the classy resort vibe Crystal clear sea but also time by the pool Then we have fresh seafood for dinner then more snacks and booze until the night is done Claire Information Assistant Salcombe in South Devon Or anywhere in the Lake District because it is in the UK Abroad gets too full on and cramming so many activities in is the opposite of relaxing I like to be tranquil and relax with my fianc Dom Sports Traider Broadmarsh I would love to go to Mongolia My wife is from there The scenery is like nothing you will have ever seen before Try sleeping on top of a mountain underneath a blanket of stars It will take your breath away Dima Taste of Korea Alberta in Canada is my dream destination I ve been there a few times and love to watch ice hockey There s also incredible scenery and lots of opportunities to get active with canoeing biking and hiking It s like paradise for me Tom Photography Student Ibiza I lived there for 3 years and it was crazy but now I go back for the chilled side of the island like the hippy beaches with sunset drumming Any beach is chilled though really Cala Bassa is another particularly beautiful place to go Tom Hair Stylist I ve got family all over Australia so would probably go there My mum grew up in Brisbane so that would be cool to visit Seeing family and being on the beach is what it is all about It s just a dream though for now Yolonda Grape Tree Foods Broadmarsh I d go to somewhere different and visit the Gizas in Iceland You get hills and beaches elsewhere but clear skies and hot springs would give a totally unique holiday experience Oh and they still believe in invisible Elves over there Or huldufolk as they call them Jane Laboratory Technician I d go to China and trek The Great Wall with my girls Well for the 10 minutes that we d last anyway I love a takeaway when I m at home and usually order a sesame seed prawn toast with chicken chow mein I bet they d taste so much better over there Andrea Shop Owner The Maldives is my dream destination I went there on my honeymoon It s the only place I ve ever been where it actually looked like the brochure I d go there to see the sights I m not one of these sit by thepool and do nothing types Andy Coronation Stores Gedling Bali I d go to a vegan yoga retreat In my job it is important to put into practice healthy living and mindfulness It s a getaway from it all but also doing important personal work at the same time Oh and the surfing is incredible Michael Stress Management Consultant
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A 4 Telephone 01159 313879 While every effort has been made to ensure that adverts and articles appear correctly Nottinghamshire Aspect cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the contents of this magazine The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of its editor or publisher Selective advertisements and editorials are copyright of Nottinghamshire Aspect and must not be used without prior consent of the publishers All prices are correct at time of going to print and all deals and offers are subject to change Front page photograph is Winter at Southwell Minster Courtesy of Julie Donovan www experiencenottinghamshire com Nottinghamshire Aspect is printed by Warners Midlands The Maltings Manor Lane Bourne Lincolnshire PE10 9PH www nottsaspect co uk Twitter nottsaspect Facebook nottsaspect Nottinghamshire Aspect is published by Nottinghamshire In Focus Ltd 69a Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Publisher Director Phil Cound E phil cound nottsinfocus co uk Sales Helen King E helen nottsaspect co uk Editorial Mackenzie Orrock E editorial nottsaspect co uk Design Stacey Barradell E studio nottsaspect co uk Accounts Jackie Millington E accounts nottsinfocus co uk VOX POP Where we d all like to be going on a 5 SUMMER HOLIDAY The beginning of the year is often accompanied by a cold snap and 2017 has been no different But rather than dwell on our grey British skies we wanted to find out where YOU would love to go for a scorching break Here s where the people of Nottingham would escape to I d go to Bermuda I know loads of people over there which helps It s so pure and the white sands are unbelievable They have a rich culture with an English background but the island has changed dramatically over the years Renee Bouji Girls Victoria Market I ve never actually been abroad I d like to choose all the countries to be honest I do like to party though so maybe somewhere like Zante or Barcelona which has a good mix of partying but also nice restaurants and things Cerruti Bouji Girls Victoria Market For me it would be the Dominican Republic I love the classy resort vibe Crystal clear sea but also time by the pool Then we have fresh seafood for dinner then more snacks and booze until the night is done Claire Information Assistant Salcombe in South Devon Or anywhere in the Lake District because it is in the UK Abroad gets too full on and cramming so many activities in is the opposite of relaxing I like to be tranquil and relax with my fianc Dom Sports Traider Broadmarsh I would love to go to Mongolia My wife is from there The scenery is like nothing you will have ever seen before Try sleeping on top of a mountain underneath a blanket of stars It will take your breath away Dima Taste of Korea Alberta in Canada is my dream destination I ve been there a few times and love to watch ice hockey There s also incredible scenery and lots of opportunities to get active with canoeing biking and hiking It s like paradise for me Tom Photography Student Ibiza I lived there for 3 years and it was crazy but now I go back for the chilled side of the island like the hippy beaches with sunset drumming Any beach is chilled though really Cala Bassa is another particularly beautiful place to go Tom Hair Stylist I ve got family all over Australia so would probably go there My mum grew up in Brisbane so that would be cool to visit Seeing family and being on the beach is what it is all about It s just a dream though for now Yolonda Grape Tree Foods Broadmarsh I d go to somewhere different and visit the Gizas in Iceland You get hills and beaches elsewhere but clear skies and hot springs would give a totally unique holiday experience Oh and they still believe in invisible Elves over there Or huldufolk as they call them Jane Laboratory Technician I d go to China and trek The Great Wall with my girls Well for the 10 minutes that we d last anyway I love a takeaway when I m at home and usually order a sesame seed prawn toast with chicken chow mein I bet they d taste so much better over there Andrea Shop Owner The Maldives is my dream destination I went there on my honeymoon It s the only place I ve ever been where it actually looked like the brochure I d go there to see the sights I m not one of these sit by thepool and do nothing types Andy Coronation Stores Gedling Bali I d go to a vegan yoga retreat In my job it is important to put into practice healthy living and mindfulness It s a getaway from it all but also doing important personal work at the same time Oh and the surfing is incredible Michael Stress Management Consultant
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6 Celebrating the Angel Ball COMPETITION We re offering one lucky winner an Evening Spa Experience for two people Arrive for 6 30pm and explore the Thermal Spa before enjoying your meal in the Verandah Bar departing at 9 30pm The UK s best spa experience Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa combines state of the art facilities with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture and is one of the most luxurious and relaxing health spas in the country Recently voted the UK s Best Spa in the SpaFinder Wellness awards Ragdale Hall is nestled in the rolling Leicestershire countryside near Melton Mowbray perfect for a pampering day evening or stay Ragdale Hall s extensive facilities include the multi million pound Thermal Spa featuring the magical underground candle pool indoor and outdoor waterfall pools Guests can also enjoy spa treatments unlimited use of the gym all exercise classes and outdoor activities or just relax in the many quiet spaces Ragdale has to offer With a range of spa days offering arrival times from 9am to 11am you can choose how leisurely to start your day or opt for one of Ragdale Hall s evening options priced from 59 You might prefer a spa break with comfy beds and breakfast delivered to your room adding even more relaxation to your visit Or why not kick start your 2017 by booking onto a fitness break with yoga pilates running dance walking and more on offer Each spa package includes either threecourse dining in the sumptuous Dining Room or two courses in Ragdale Hall s new relaxed eatery the Verandah Bar For more information visit www ragdalehall co uk or call 01664 433000 T C s To be in with a chance of winning an Evening Spa Experience for two simply answer the following question Which county does Ragdale Hall belong to The first correct answer pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 20 02 17 Please email your answers to phil cound nottsinfocus co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Ragdale Hall Competition 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful The prize is valid Monday Thursday subject to availability Over 16s only Travel is not included Prize must be taken within six months of the winner being notified and is non transferable The Angel Ball sponsored by The Walton Hotel has just celebrated a magnificent ten years raising money for locally based cancer charities and raised over 15 000 for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre The Centre located at Nottingham Trent University is a unique purpose built scientific facility staffed by scientists whose aim it is to save lives and speed recovery by improving diagnosis and therefore treatment of the disease Kerry Mathie of organisers Big Table comments We created the Angel Ball to help remember celebrate and turn the loss of loved ones into something more positive after suffering the tragic loss of my best friend and then step sister a year later She adds The Angel Ball was my and many others way of standing up to cancer Alice Shelton owner of The Walton Hotel comments Once again it was a fantastic night and a great way to get the festive season started I m also delighted that the event managed to raise another magnificent sum for a very worthwhile charity Other regular sponsors include local accountancy firm Keith Willis Associates Bistrot Pierre and ALEA Casino A record attendance which included X Factor s Chico had some fabulous auction prizes including a wine tasting event at Nottingham Wine Merchants Weavers a home dinner party courtesy of the team at the White Horse in Ruddington who have also recently refurbished and launched the Gedling Inn Kitchen Soothe in West Bridgford donated a course of facial treatments and there was designer luggage and ladies handbag courtesy of Paul Smith another consistent supporter of the Ball and with hosts Sam Amy from Gem 106 pushing for every bid the event was another huge success 7
6  Celebrating the Angel Ball  COMPETITION We   re offering one lucky winner an Evening Spa Experience for two people. Arr...
6 Celebrating the Angel Ball COMPETITION We re offering one lucky winner an Evening Spa Experience for two people Arrive for 6 30pm and explore the Thermal Spa before enjoying your meal in the Verandah Bar departing at 9 30pm The UK s best spa experience Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa combines state of the art facilities with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture and is one of the most luxurious and relaxing health spas in the country Recently voted the UK s Best Spa in the SpaFinder Wellness awards Ragdale Hall is nestled in the rolling Leicestershire countryside near Melton Mowbray perfect for a pampering day evening or stay Ragdale Hall s extensive facilities include the multi million pound Thermal Spa featuring the magical underground candle pool indoor and outdoor waterfall pools Guests can also enjoy spa treatments unlimited use of the gym all exercise classes and outdoor activities or just relax in the many quiet spaces Ragdale has to offer With a range of spa days offering arrival times from 9am to 11am you can choose how leisurely to start your day or opt for one of Ragdale Hall s evening options priced from 59 You might prefer a spa break with comfy beds and breakfast delivered to your room adding even more relaxation to your visit Or why not kick start your 2017 by booking onto a fitness break with yoga pilates running dance walking and more on offer Each spa package includes either threecourse dining in the sumptuous Dining Room or two courses in Ragdale Hall s new relaxed eatery the Verandah Bar For more information visit www ragdalehall co uk or call 01664 433000 T C s To be in with a chance of winning an Evening Spa Experience for two simply answer the following question Which county does Ragdale Hall belong to The first correct answer pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 20 02 17 Please email your answers to phil cound nottsinfocus co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Ragdale Hall Competition 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful The prize is valid Monday Thursday subject to availability Over 16s only Travel is not included Prize must be taken within six months of the winner being notified and is non transferable The Angel Ball sponsored by The Walton Hotel has just celebrated a magnificent ten years raising money for locally based cancer charities and raised over 15 000 for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre The Centre located at Nottingham Trent University is a unique purpose built scientific facility staffed by scientists whose aim it is to save lives and speed recovery by improving diagnosis and therefore treatment of the disease Kerry Mathie of organisers Big Table comments We created the Angel Ball to help remember celebrate and turn the loss of loved ones into something more positive after suffering the tragic loss of my best friend and then step sister a year later She adds The Angel Ball was my and many others way of standing up to cancer Alice Shelton owner of The Walton Hotel comments Once again it was a fantastic night and a great way to get the festive season started I m also delighted that the event managed to raise another magnificent sum for a very worthwhile charity Other regular sponsors include local accountancy firm Keith Willis Associates Bistrot Pierre and ALEA Casino A record attendance which included X Factor s Chico had some fabulous auction prizes including a wine tasting event at Nottingham Wine Merchants Weavers a home dinner party courtesy of the team at the White Horse in Ruddington who have also recently refurbished and launched the Gedling Inn Kitchen Soothe in West Bridgford donated a course of facial treatments and there was designer luggage and ladies handbag courtesy of Paul Smith another consistent supporter of the Ball and with hosts Sam Amy from Gem 106 pushing for every bid the event was another huge success 7
6  Celebrating the Angel Ball  COMPETITION We   re offering one lucky winner an Evening Spa Experience for two people. Arr...
8 ENTERTAINMENT An interview with Joe McElderry Ooh I love him Tell him I say hello says Pauline my mate s Mum and massive X Factor fan Pauline has been an avid viewer of the show for ten years now He was one of my favourite ever contestants she adds The him of which we speak is 2009 winner Joe McElderry the little lad with the massive voice I ve been looking forward to talking to you as you always seem so nice and friendly It s almost like I know you I tell him He says Ah thanks that s a lovely compliment I m keen to know if people think they know him a lot It does happen often actually The North East accent is quite soft and friendly so people have always found me to be approachable I think also because people got to know us through the X Factor they saw the real me and I was in their living rooms so much on a Saturday night it was like I was there with them Sometimes people do come up to us though so friendly and I end up like hang on have we actually met before but we ve never encountered each other it s just them offering so much love I m so lucky to have such wonderful support over this long term I ve been very blessed with that The singer has enjoyed a path through telly since his primetime ITV showing taking part in Popstar To Operastar and C4 daredevil challenge show The Jump on which he had to execute slalom runs and high jumps in front of a live crowd Now he is playing the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat after previously performing the lead part in the musical Tommy Is he carving out a niche as a West End lead I don t think it s a case of carving out a particular career he says One thing it has done for me though is enhance my performance skills The craft of singing live every night on stage is very different from being in the recording studio Musicals allow you to stretch yourself At first it was daunting because I was there with fully trained actors and dancers but it s been nice being accepted into the theatre world The Geordie performer likes to operate outside his comfort zone and certainly stretched himself appearing on The Jump Has that made him less scared in day today life Joe says Well I was a bit of a chicken when we used to go on family skiing holidays Always the most cautious but on the show I just went into performance mode and did things I would never normally have done Adrenaline got me through for sure Dealing with performance adrenalin is something that comes It s like a rock concert at the finish people leave feeling positive every night with practice or so Joe has found out In his role as Tommy in The Who s musical the 25 year old had to play a deaf and blind man He says It made me aware of how awful and terrifying it must have been He s bullied like a ragdoll but I had to not react at all It was very emotionally draining but at least Joseph has a happy ending It s like a rock concert at the finish and people leave feeling positive every night As the loveable warbler prepares to visit Nottingham once again it will be in preparation for spooks He tells me We came there on my first solo tour After one of the shows we went and holding all that emotion inside while the performance was going on was tough Even just to be around all that performance energy of the singing and dancing and not react was a challenge How did it feel afterwards Joe adds It was just a steady come down About half an hour after each show I would have a definite slump Now he is playing Joseph which is a significantly happier story He is another one who is bullied and pushed around Joe says back to the hotel which was opposite the Galleries of Justice I went with all the dancers and backing singers and we ended up getting a midnight ghost tour of the Dungeons Everyone couldn t sleep because they were all too scared Hopefully Joe s visit this time will be much more restful And he ll enjoy some amazing technicolour dreams Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is on in Nottingham from Tue 25 Sat 28 April See josephthemusical com 9
8  ENTERTAINMENT  An interview with Joe McElderry     Ooh, I love him. Tell him I say hello,    says Pauline, my mate   s ...
8 ENTERTAINMENT An interview with Joe McElderry Ooh I love him Tell him I say hello says Pauline my mate s Mum and massive X Factor fan Pauline has been an avid viewer of the show for ten years now He was one of my favourite ever contestants she adds The him of which we speak is 2009 winner Joe McElderry the little lad with the massive voice I ve been looking forward to talking to you as you always seem so nice and friendly It s almost like I know you I tell him He says Ah thanks that s a lovely compliment I m keen to know if people think they know him a lot It does happen often actually The North East accent is quite soft and friendly so people have always found me to be approachable I think also because people got to know us through the X Factor they saw the real me and I was in their living rooms so much on a Saturday night it was like I was there with them Sometimes people do come up to us though so friendly and I end up like hang on have we actually met before but we ve never encountered each other it s just them offering so much love I m so lucky to have such wonderful support over this long term I ve been very blessed with that The singer has enjoyed a path through telly since his primetime ITV showing taking part in Popstar To Operastar and C4 daredevil challenge show The Jump on which he had to execute slalom runs and high jumps in front of a live crowd Now he is playing the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat after previously performing the lead part in the musical Tommy Is he carving out a niche as a West End lead I don t think it s a case of carving out a particular career he says One thing it has done for me though is enhance my performance skills The craft of singing live every night on stage is very different from being in the recording studio Musicals allow you to stretch yourself At first it was daunting because I was there with fully trained actors and dancers but it s been nice being accepted into the theatre world The Geordie performer likes to operate outside his comfort zone and certainly stretched himself appearing on The Jump Has that made him less scared in day today life Joe says Well I was a bit of a chicken when we used to go on family skiing holidays Always the most cautious but on the show I just went into performance mode and did things I would never normally have done Adrenaline got me through for sure Dealing with performance adrenalin is something that comes It s like a rock concert at the finish people leave feeling positive every night with practice or so Joe has found out In his role as Tommy in The Who s musical the 25 year old had to play a deaf and blind man He says It made me aware of how awful and terrifying it must have been He s bullied like a ragdoll but I had to not react at all It was very emotionally draining but at least Joseph has a happy ending It s like a rock concert at the finish and people leave feeling positive every night As the loveable warbler prepares to visit Nottingham once again it will be in preparation for spooks He tells me We came there on my first solo tour After one of the shows we went and holding all that emotion inside while the performance was going on was tough Even just to be around all that performance energy of the singing and dancing and not react was a challenge How did it feel afterwards Joe adds It was just a steady come down About half an hour after each show I would have a definite slump Now he is playing Joseph which is a significantly happier story He is another one who is bullied and pushed around Joe says back to the hotel which was opposite the Galleries of Justice I went with all the dancers and backing singers and we ended up getting a midnight ghost tour of the Dungeons Everyone couldn t sleep because they were all too scared Hopefully Joe s visit this time will be much more restful And he ll enjoy some amazing technicolour dreams Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is on in Nottingham from Tue 25 Sat 28 April See josephthemusical com 9
8  ENTERTAINMENT  An interview with Joe McElderry     Ooh, I love him. Tell him I say hello,    says Pauline, my mate   s ...
10 Ice Work A DAY IN THE LIFE You know what they say about professional ice hockey Ice work if you can get it Sorry Here in Nottingham we are blessed with much to shout about Nottingham Forest s European Cup wins of the 60s Torvill and Dean s Olympic success and the rest One local outfit that continually brings the excitement to our city s sporting scene is the Nottingham Panthers Tommy Holgate met up with Team GB star Ollie Betteridge billed as one of the country s great ice hockey hopes for the future to find out what preparation goes on behind the scenes on a big game day SATURDAY GAME DAY 7am Wake up have breakfast of 3 4 eggs avocado and some porridge ahead of hitting the rink 9am Practice On a game day this is a 25 30 minute session just to flush the legs I like to arrive at the rink at least 45 minutes beforehand 11am After practice I ll have a little stretch and a potter around sorting sticks and skates etc Then me and Lacko fellow GB forward Robert Lachowitz go on what we like to call The Breakfast Club where we have a 4 poached egg Eggs Benedict washed down with a bit of orange juice and water 12midday I ll head home When I get back I like to unwind then have a nap for an hour or so 2pm I ll get up and start making my pre meal dinner Usually it s a rice and bolognese before I head back to the rink 4pm I m on my way to the arena now We get there at least two and a half hours before the game around 4 30 5o clock I have these routines I like to do before each game Little things like always doing the left side of my kit before the right side sit next to certain players put my equipment on a certain spot Im even putting the left shoulder strap on my pads first before the right Left glove before right glove I ve been doing that for so many years it just feels like it s normal now nobody would even notice I was doing it In a warm up you have your own rituals I guess they are habits that just stick and you get used to them over the years I do exactly the same thing every day basically but just at different times It helps me keep a sense of routine 7pm Game time This is where all the hard work pays off Usually when you re in the rink you re just trying to make yourself super confident I like to play with skill and it s the same with everything if you ve got confidence then you re going to feel good Not like a cocky good but feel good in what you re doing that s the way I like to feel when I m playing I work hard I train like this every day We play 50 70 games a year and with Team GB I m now playing nearly 100 games a year 10pm If we have a game the following day sometimes Panthers play pro games on back to back days then I ll be home for an early night Plenty of post match carbohydrates will certainly get eaten Sometimes though we play away and might not get back until the early hours of the morning I remember when we played in Glasgow we didn t get back until 5am then we had a game the following day Well technically the same day by the time we d got home Quick Q A Things are going well for you personally being touted as the next big thing for GB ice hockey Yeah I ve been training with them I played for Team GB20 as I m only 20 years old so that was amazing Last year I was captain of the GB20 who I played for since I was 16 Now I m trying to get into the men s team I played against Norway I felt strong and I think I m going to have a good year I just try and better myself every day do the right things eat the right things What s your favourite post training meal Normally a lot of pasta and chicken There s a little caf just up the road that we like to go to What are your favourite training sessions My favourite are definitely shooting drills and skill work drills my least favourite would be being the back stick After a typical session I ll go home walk the dog and later on enjoy cooking a bit of dinner with my girlfriend You re renowned for being hard working Have you always been that way and how important is it Hard work especially as a young guy will go a long long way I base myself on being the hardest worker in practice for example I m always the first on the ice and last off the ice you ll see me going back out in a minute and in a game I just work hard play the game that I know I can do I ve always been a hard worker I was always told it pays off on the ice as well as off the ice in life in general as well 11
10  Ice Work  A DAY IN THE LIFE  You know what they say about professional ice hockey. Ice work, if you can get it. Sorry....
10 Ice Work A DAY IN THE LIFE You know what they say about professional ice hockey Ice work if you can get it Sorry Here in Nottingham we are blessed with much to shout about Nottingham Forest s European Cup wins of the 60s Torvill and Dean s Olympic success and the rest One local outfit that continually brings the excitement to our city s sporting scene is the Nottingham Panthers Tommy Holgate met up with Team GB star Ollie Betteridge billed as one of the country s great ice hockey hopes for the future to find out what preparation goes on behind the scenes on a big game day SATURDAY GAME DAY 7am Wake up have breakfast of 3 4 eggs avocado and some porridge ahead of hitting the rink 9am Practice On a game day this is a 25 30 minute session just to flush the legs I like to arrive at the rink at least 45 minutes beforehand 11am After practice I ll have a little stretch and a potter around sorting sticks and skates etc Then me and Lacko fellow GB forward Robert Lachowitz go on what we like to call The Breakfast Club where we have a 4 poached egg Eggs Benedict washed down with a bit of orange juice and water 12midday I ll head home When I get back I like to unwind then have a nap for an hour or so 2pm I ll get up and start making my pre meal dinner Usually it s a rice and bolognese before I head back to the rink 4pm I m on my way to the arena now We get there at least two and a half hours before the game around 4 30 5o clock I have these routines I like to do before each game Little things like always doing the left side of my kit before the right side sit next to certain players put my equipment on a certain spot Im even putting the left shoulder strap on my pads first before the right Left glove before right glove I ve been doing that for so many years it just feels like it s normal now nobody would even notice I was doing it In a warm up you have your own rituals I guess they are habits that just stick and you get used to them over the years I do exactly the same thing every day basically but just at different times It helps me keep a sense of routine 7pm Game time This is where all the hard work pays off Usually when you re in the rink you re just trying to make yourself super confident I like to play with skill and it s the same with everything if you ve got confidence then you re going to feel good Not like a cocky good but feel good in what you re doing that s the way I like to feel when I m playing I work hard I train like this every day We play 50 70 games a year and with Team GB I m now playing nearly 100 games a year 10pm If we have a game the following day sometimes Panthers play pro games on back to back days then I ll be home for an early night Plenty of post match carbohydrates will certainly get eaten Sometimes though we play away and might not get back until the early hours of the morning I remember when we played in Glasgow we didn t get back until 5am then we had a game the following day Well technically the same day by the time we d got home Quick Q A Things are going well for you personally being touted as the next big thing for GB ice hockey Yeah I ve been training with them I played for Team GB20 as I m only 20 years old so that was amazing Last year I was captain of the GB20 who I played for since I was 16 Now I m trying to get into the men s team I played against Norway I felt strong and I think I m going to have a good year I just try and better myself every day do the right things eat the right things What s your favourite post training meal Normally a lot of pasta and chicken There s a little caf just up the road that we like to go to What are your favourite training sessions My favourite are definitely shooting drills and skill work drills my least favourite would be being the back stick After a typical session I ll go home walk the dog and later on enjoy cooking a bit of dinner with my girlfriend You re renowned for being hard working Have you always been that way and how important is it Hard work especially as a young guy will go a long long way I base myself on being the hardest worker in practice for example I m always the first on the ice and last off the ice you ll see me going back out in a minute and in a game I just work hard play the game that I know I can do I ve always been a hard worker I was always told it pays off on the ice as well as off the ice in life in general as well 11
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12 13 Reflections of the past www postcardcollecting co uk Another fountain that had to be removed in the name of progress the Walter Fountain near what is now the Broadmarsh shopping centre entrance This postcard was posted at Carlton in October 1909 The long gone Gate Hangs Well pub on Castle Road just up from the Trip to Jerusalem Raphael Tuck card sent from Nottingham in September 1904 One of the city s disaster days on 22nd April 1906 the Albert Hall was ravaged by fire Card published by local printers Hamel Co This card was posted to Penzance two days later Department store Griffin Spalding occupied the premises to the right of this c 1907 view looking up Market Street A century ago outside the Midland Railway Station Goose Fair was held in the Market Place until 1929 This postcard view was sent to Streatham London in November 1903 An artist drawn card of the Victoria Station and Hotel fa ades c 1904 with tram lines in the picture Postcard publisher was Raphael Tuck the pre eminent Edwardian specialists in the medium The Market Place in the early 20th century This postcard was published by Valentine of Dundee and sent to East Finchley in October 1904 The old Theatre and Empire on Parliament Street on a c 1906 postcard published by London firm Hartmann Thousands massed in the Market Place for the unveiling of Queen Victoria s statue in July 1905 This is the sculpture that can now be seen in the Embankment Gardens transferred after it was deemed to be a traffic obstruction Another fire this time at Whitehall s factory on Wollaton Street in August 1905 Card published by Hamel A peaceful postcard view of Nottingham Castle from the Boulevard below on a Tuck photographic card
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12 13 Reflections of the past www postcardcollecting co uk Another fountain that had to be removed in the name of progress the Walter Fountain near what is now the Broadmarsh shopping centre entrance This postcard was posted at Carlton in October 1909 The long gone Gate Hangs Well pub on Castle Road just up from the Trip to Jerusalem Raphael Tuck card sent from Nottingham in September 1904 One of the city s disaster days on 22nd April 1906 the Albert Hall was ravaged by fire Card published by local printers Hamel Co This card was posted to Penzance two days later Department store Griffin Spalding occupied the premises to the right of this c 1907 view looking up Market Street A century ago outside the Midland Railway Station Goose Fair was held in the Market Place until 1929 This postcard view was sent to Streatham London in November 1903 An artist drawn card of the Victoria Station and Hotel fa ades c 1904 with tram lines in the picture Postcard publisher was Raphael Tuck the pre eminent Edwardian specialists in the medium The Market Place in the early 20th century This postcard was published by Valentine of Dundee and sent to East Finchley in October 1904 The old Theatre and Empire on Parliament Street on a c 1906 postcard published by London firm Hartmann Thousands massed in the Market Place for the unveiling of Queen Victoria s statue in July 1905 This is the sculpture that can now be seen in the Embankment Gardens transferred after it was deemed to be a traffic obstruction Another fire this time at Whitehall s factory on Wollaton Street in August 1905 Card published by Hamel A peaceful postcard view of Nottingham Castle from the Boulevard below on a Tuck photographic card
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Wonders of the World 14 15 Made from LEGO Niagara Falls Stonehenge Petra Grand Canyon Happy Memories Southfields Childcare at Car Colston Nottinghamshire is a nursery in a location which is a dream for children and parents A visit is enough to realise that happy children playing and learning in inspiring surroundings add up to a great choice for any child With so much space and fresh air the nursery has everything to help stimulate and educate young minds Established since 1999 and situated in a purpose built barn conversion at Old Hall Farm the nursery has access to a fenced astro turfed area to offer free play outdoors together with a superb walled garden We have access to a safe spinney in the adjacent field where we offer WOODLAND SESSIONS one session per week by rotation We use the rural environment to enhance the children s learning looking at the changes in the seasons young animals or wild life and minibeasts There is a vegetable garden for children to grow and tend their own produce A big favourite of everyone is the outside mud kitchen Permission to get grubby busy and have fun During the growing season crops of lettuce radishes potatoes and herbs all child waist high in raised beds are lovingly cultivated from seed For the after school children there is equally enough to entertain and keep them busy or relax after a hard school day It is easy to see why owner Mandy Beeby is so proud of her achievement in providing the pre school after school service She said We have this marvellous location surrounded by woodland and fields Our highly qualified staff ratio of 1 4 for 2yr olds 1 6 for 3 will offer your child a wonderful start in life Word of mouth is also an important part of being recommended as an establishment of quality and care Mandy Beeby has received many messages of thanks from children and parents as they go on to further their education Leo has amazing memories and it gave him the best start Mrs G July 16 Thank you all for a wonderful few years at Southfields we are so lucky to have had somewhere so caring fun and stimulating to send our children B and A will miss you but see you over the holidays Mrs C July 16 S and A have both loved their time at Southfields it s a very special environment and our children have been lucky to experience it Mrs Sh July 16 Situated in the rural village of Car Colston off the A46 to Newark Southfields serves the surrounding villages with childcare from 2 5years in the pre school and up to 9years in the Before After School or Holiday clubs 7 45am 6pm Using the exceptional rural setting they offer a stimulating environment covering all aspects of the new EYFS PLUS Woodland sessions and Yoga on Wednesdays with a qualified teacher All voucher schemes accepted Go and see them You ll LOVE it Telephone 01949 20123 Email south elds rbeeby co uk www south eldschildcare co uk Great Barrier Reef LEGO model exhibition Brick Wonders is now open at The Harley Gallery one year on since the phenomenal success of last year s Brick City The record breaking Brick City exhibition attracted more than 80 000 visitors over its three month run Now the same professional master builder has brought his much lauded Brick Wonders show to the Welbeck estate in north Nottinghamshire for the first time Brick Wonders Ancient Natural and Modern Marvels in Lego created by Warren Elsmore takes visitors on a journey through history and round the globe featuring both old and new wonders of the world The seven wonders of the ancient world including the Lighthouse at Alexandria and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon have been recreated in full to great effect In all the show presents more than 70 fantastically detailed models As well as ancient wonders visitors can marvel at the recreation in miniature of some of the world s most spectacular natural landmarks from The Great Barrier Reef and The Great Wall of China to the Matterhorn Seven modern inventions are also represented through the LEGO creations from a Model T car and a light bulb to the International Space Station Gallery director Lisa Gee said It s wonderful to have LEGO models back at the gallery again As it s such a familiar medium it connects with people of all ages Being able to view close up how the tiny bricks can be used to create the most amazing models really did stimulate creativity amongst our visitors last time and I m confident they will be inspired once again Brendan Moffett Chief Executive of Marketing Nottingham Nottinghamshire said The awardwinning Harley Gallery situated on the picturesque Welbeck estate in Sherwood Forest plays an important role in attracting a large number of visitors to North Nottinghamshire The gallery offers a unique mix of contemporary art alongside its historic Portland Collection and we expect the fascinating Brick Wonders exhibition by Warren Elsmore which features fabulous creations made of LEGO bricks will once again be a major tourist attraction for the region in 2017 This exhibition includes a LEGO brick model of the British Antarctic Survey s Halley VI Research Station designed by Hugh Broughton Hugh also designed The Portland Collection gallery at Welbeck which has won four regional RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects awards including East Midlands Building of the Year 2016 and a national RIBA award The Harley Gallery has also developed a programme of educational workshops competitions and hands on activities to complement Brick Wonders For more information visit www harleygallery co uk
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Wonders of the World 14 15 Made from LEGO Niagara Falls Stonehenge Petra Grand Canyon Happy Memories Southfields Childcare at Car Colston Nottinghamshire is a nursery in a location which is a dream for children and parents A visit is enough to realise that happy children playing and learning in inspiring surroundings add up to a great choice for any child With so much space and fresh air the nursery has everything to help stimulate and educate young minds Established since 1999 and situated in a purpose built barn conversion at Old Hall Farm the nursery has access to a fenced astro turfed area to offer free play outdoors together with a superb walled garden We have access to a safe spinney in the adjacent field where we offer WOODLAND SESSIONS one session per week by rotation We use the rural environment to enhance the children s learning looking at the changes in the seasons young animals or wild life and minibeasts There is a vegetable garden for children to grow and tend their own produce A big favourite of everyone is the outside mud kitchen Permission to get grubby busy and have fun During the growing season crops of lettuce radishes potatoes and herbs all child waist high in raised beds are lovingly cultivated from seed For the after school children there is equally enough to entertain and keep them busy or relax after a hard school day It is easy to see why owner Mandy Beeby is so proud of her achievement in providing the pre school after school service She said We have this marvellous location surrounded by woodland and fields Our highly qualified staff ratio of 1 4 for 2yr olds 1 6 for 3 will offer your child a wonderful start in life Word of mouth is also an important part of being recommended as an establishment of quality and care Mandy Beeby has received many messages of thanks from children and parents as they go on to further their education Leo has amazing memories and it gave him the best start Mrs G July 16 Thank you all for a wonderful few years at Southfields we are so lucky to have had somewhere so caring fun and stimulating to send our children B and A will miss you but see you over the holidays Mrs C July 16 S and A have both loved their time at Southfields it s a very special environment and our children have been lucky to experience it Mrs Sh July 16 Situated in the rural village of Car Colston off the A46 to Newark Southfields serves the surrounding villages with childcare from 2 5years in the pre school and up to 9years in the Before After School or Holiday clubs 7 45am 6pm Using the exceptional rural setting they offer a stimulating environment covering all aspects of the new EYFS PLUS Woodland sessions and Yoga on Wednesdays with a qualified teacher All voucher schemes accepted Go and see them You ll LOVE it Telephone 01949 20123 Email south elds rbeeby co uk www south eldschildcare co uk Great Barrier Reef LEGO model exhibition Brick Wonders is now open at The Harley Gallery one year on since the phenomenal success of last year s Brick City The record breaking Brick City exhibition attracted more than 80 000 visitors over its three month run Now the same professional master builder has brought his much lauded Brick Wonders show to the Welbeck estate in north Nottinghamshire for the first time Brick Wonders Ancient Natural and Modern Marvels in Lego created by Warren Elsmore takes visitors on a journey through history and round the globe featuring both old and new wonders of the world The seven wonders of the ancient world including the Lighthouse at Alexandria and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon have been recreated in full to great effect In all the show presents more than 70 fantastically detailed models As well as ancient wonders visitors can marvel at the recreation in miniature of some of the world s most spectacular natural landmarks from The Great Barrier Reef and The Great Wall of China to the Matterhorn Seven modern inventions are also represented through the LEGO creations from a Model T car and a light bulb to the International Space Station Gallery director Lisa Gee said It s wonderful to have LEGO models back at the gallery again As it s such a familiar medium it connects with people of all ages Being able to view close up how the tiny bricks can be used to create the most amazing models really did stimulate creativity amongst our visitors last time and I m confident they will be inspired once again Brendan Moffett Chief Executive of Marketing Nottingham Nottinghamshire said The awardwinning Harley Gallery situated on the picturesque Welbeck estate in Sherwood Forest plays an important role in attracting a large number of visitors to North Nottinghamshire The gallery offers a unique mix of contemporary art alongside its historic Portland Collection and we expect the fascinating Brick Wonders exhibition by Warren Elsmore which features fabulous creations made of LEGO bricks will once again be a major tourist attraction for the region in 2017 This exhibition includes a LEGO brick model of the British Antarctic Survey s Halley VI Research Station designed by Hugh Broughton Hugh also designed The Portland Collection gallery at Welbeck which has won four regional RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects awards including East Midlands Building of the Year 2016 and a national RIBA award The Harley Gallery has also developed a programme of educational workshops competitions and hands on activities to complement Brick Wonders For more information visit www harleygallery co uk
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A Fresh Take on Fish and Chips 16 THE COD S SCALLOPS THE COD S SCALLOPS By Mackenzie Orrock If there s one thing us Brits love more than the seaside it s the fish and chips we get there but thanks to The Cod s Scallops several hours travelling in the car no longer stand between us and our favourite fix Born out of owner John Molnar s idea that fish had so much more to offer than your bog standard battered cod and haddock the shop brings a whole new meaning to the British classic combining a wet fish counter takeaway and dining in service for an experience that puts the average Midland s fish and chip shop reputation to shame Ranking third in the National Fish and Chip Awards their original shop in Wollaton has proved a huge success since it first opened and an ever growing queue of mouths to feed eventually saw the team open their second site in Sherwood in June of last year The newest addition boasts room for over double the amount of covers and takes John s mission to bring a taste of the sea to The Midlands to a whole new level Crab basket lamp shades textured pebbled flooring and striped soft furnishings are just some of the things that make a visit to The Cod s Scallops feel more like an afternoon at the seaside than a bite to eat in a busy city restaurant and their unique menu only adds to the experience Combining classic choices like steak and ale pie with more unusual options like oysters and crab it s one with little competition locally The menu banishes the stigma of fish and chips being a weekend treat too with the option to have fish baked as well as fried opening up The Cod s Scallops to a whole new audience of more health conscious diners A selection of fried haddock and salmon pan fried gurnard king scallops Cornish mackerel and mussels was the perfect platter to showcase the best of the menu Served on a fish shaped sharing dish with a bucket and spade style portion of chips it made quite the impression But aside from its impressive menu and quirky d cor it s the mind set of John and his team that sets the place apart Recycling glass and paper and using cardboard boxes for their takeaways allows them to monitor their impact on the environment too another priority of theirs It s not all work and no play though If the name The Cod s Scallops wasn t enough to give you an insight into the fun relaxed attitude behind the business the vibrant friendly members of staff comprised of local hospitality professionals from across the county certainly will Their punny uniforms printed with quotes like what a brill plaice are a not so subtle nod towards the laid back family friendly approach to service that the staff have become known for across both of their sites and their genuine interest in customer interaction is without a doubt what stands out more than anything else They re not ruling out the idea of a third Cod s Scallops in the future either but for now with the Sherwood shop still in its first year the team are very much focused on working together to see it follow in the foosteps of the Wollaton site s success Visit The Cod s Scallops on Mansfield Road Sherwood or Bramcote Lane Wollaton and find more online at www codsscallops com We like to do things properly says Manager Nick Clewley Frying in beef dripping gives that traditional hearty taste that you find at the coast and all of the fish is cooked as and when it s ordered for the freshest possible flavour Diners can quite literally choose the fish from the counter and have it fried in front of them Seasonally and where possible locally sourced produce as well as sustainable fish are other things the team consider crucial to their done properly ethos with suppliers like Nottingham based coffee roasters 200 Degrees as well as those from further afield like Cromer working together to create the best possible fish and chip dishes with all the trimmings We buy the best fish available rather than the cheapest says Nick and it s an attitude that has seen The Cod s Scallops become increasingly popular since its opening especially with the people of Sherwood The local people really seem to be supporting and enjoying it he adds 17
A Fresh Take on Fish and Chips 16  THE COD   S SCALLOPS  THE COD   S SCALLOPS  By Mackenzie Orrock  If there   s one thing...
A Fresh Take on Fish and Chips 16 THE COD S SCALLOPS THE COD S SCALLOPS By Mackenzie Orrock If there s one thing us Brits love more than the seaside it s the fish and chips we get there but thanks to The Cod s Scallops several hours travelling in the car no longer stand between us and our favourite fix Born out of owner John Molnar s idea that fish had so much more to offer than your bog standard battered cod and haddock the shop brings a whole new meaning to the British classic combining a wet fish counter takeaway and dining in service for an experience that puts the average Midland s fish and chip shop reputation to shame Ranking third in the National Fish and Chip Awards their original shop in Wollaton has proved a huge success since it first opened and an ever growing queue of mouths to feed eventually saw the team open their second site in Sherwood in June of last year The newest addition boasts room for over double the amount of covers and takes John s mission to bring a taste of the sea to The Midlands to a whole new level Crab basket lamp shades textured pebbled flooring and striped soft furnishings are just some of the things that make a visit to The Cod s Scallops feel more like an afternoon at the seaside than a bite to eat in a busy city restaurant and their unique menu only adds to the experience Combining classic choices like steak and ale pie with more unusual options like oysters and crab it s one with little competition locally The menu banishes the stigma of fish and chips being a weekend treat too with the option to have fish baked as well as fried opening up The Cod s Scallops to a whole new audience of more health conscious diners A selection of fried haddock and salmon pan fried gurnard king scallops Cornish mackerel and mussels was the perfect platter to showcase the best of the menu Served on a fish shaped sharing dish with a bucket and spade style portion of chips it made quite the impression But aside from its impressive menu and quirky d cor it s the mind set of John and his team that sets the place apart Recycling glass and paper and using cardboard boxes for their takeaways allows them to monitor their impact on the environment too another priority of theirs It s not all work and no play though If the name The Cod s Scallops wasn t enough to give you an insight into the fun relaxed attitude behind the business the vibrant friendly members of staff comprised of local hospitality professionals from across the county certainly will Their punny uniforms printed with quotes like what a brill plaice are a not so subtle nod towards the laid back family friendly approach to service that the staff have become known for across both of their sites and their genuine interest in customer interaction is without a doubt what stands out more than anything else They re not ruling out the idea of a third Cod s Scallops in the future either but for now with the Sherwood shop still in its first year the team are very much focused on working together to see it follow in the foosteps of the Wollaton site s success Visit The Cod s Scallops on Mansfield Road Sherwood or Bramcote Lane Wollaton and find more online at www codsscallops com We like to do things properly says Manager Nick Clewley Frying in beef dripping gives that traditional hearty taste that you find at the coast and all of the fish is cooked as and when it s ordered for the freshest possible flavour Diners can quite literally choose the fish from the counter and have it fried in front of them Seasonally and where possible locally sourced produce as well as sustainable fish are other things the team consider crucial to their done properly ethos with suppliers like Nottingham based coffee roasters 200 Degrees as well as those from further afield like Cromer working together to create the best possible fish and chip dishes with all the trimmings We buy the best fish available rather than the cheapest says Nick and it s an attitude that has seen The Cod s Scallops become increasingly popular since its opening especially with the people of Sherwood The local people really seem to be supporting and enjoying it he adds 17
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REVIEWS Langley Reviews Trevor Langley After retiring from a life long career in engineering Trevor has put his passion for writing into practice reviewing places venues and products that interest him in his spare time Whether it be a new or established restaurant an event a beverage or a day out with family or friends Trevor tries and tests them all to bring you the very best the county has to offer Wine Matters English wine has a long history Having some centuries of knowledge and expertise in the making of wines the productions increased greatly during the mid 20th century For decades English wine was met with scepticism as England was thought of as a country unable to produce quality wines Today English wines are recognised and appreciated globally Respect for England s vineyards continues to increase and more and more of the excellent wines produced of which a good number are award winning are being discovered by wine lovers near and far Denbies Wine Estate produces splendid wines Situated in Dorking Surrey Denbies Vineyard was established during 1986 I found their Pinot Gris part of Denbies Vineyard Select range excellent Produced only in the best of seasons utilising hand picked Pinot Gris grapes to great advantage this extremely popular white production has a good bouquet and mouthfeel which follows through to a most acceptable palate sensation and finish This wine pairs well with salmon tuna and seafood plus pasta and cheeses From Denbies Premium Sparkling range also only produced in the best of seasons I found Greenfields Brut really good to add that extra something to an occasion Great on mouthfeel and palate this production is always popular for events and for entertaining Tel 01306 876616 www denbies co uk Welland Valley Vineyard was established in 1991 and produces interesting much appreciated wines Located at Marston Trussell Leicestershire Welland Valley wines have gained in popularity since their launch Farndon Dale I found to be a pleasant dry white Using the French grape variety Madeleine Angevine this production is popular being very good on nose and palate For a red choice I selected Naseby This fruity wine is only produced in very good summers Blending 3 grape varieties Naseby is a further often chosen wine with many devotees The mouthfeel and palate appreciates the berry followon from the bouquet Steeplechase is a superb white sparkling brut Wonderful for all occasions parties plus events and the back label can be personalised if required Tel 01858 434591 www welland valley vineyard com These are just a small selection of the wines produced by England s vineyards Take pleasure in locating your favourites www englishwineproducers co uk 19 A Piece of Italy Italian cuisine is famed around the world with Italy boasting numerous attributes and the production of high quality products along with culture food and wines attracting a lot of people to this way of life There are many Italian restaurants in the UK that are excellent and I located a piece of Italy in Nottinghamshire From opening in 2007 Vivo restaurant quickly established a reputation for high quality with service to match The Co proprietor and General Manager is Massimo who ensures that everyone has a most memorable visit Head Chef Nico and his team have everything coming from the kitchen cooked and presented to perfection Senior Waiter is Alessandro So it really is difficult to say that we are not in Italy Choices of superb antipasti dishes are available and include Salmone Mediterraneo I chose a selection of Italian Cured Meat served with focaccia bread olives and sun blushed tomato My main course selection was for a splendid Whole Seabass Fillet of Sea Bream Medallions of Fillet Steak plus Chicken Stroganoff are also available amongst an impressive array of different pasta presentations For dessert I opted for Tiramisu with amaretto liqueur Produce is sourced locally where possible plus with other cuisine and drinks from Italy Vivo does go that extra mile to provide a dining experience to remember Numerous high quality wines are available by glass and bottle plus champagne The ambience is perfect complemented by background Italian music All dietary requirements can be catered for plus parties and events etc accommodated with ease Themed events take place throughout the year and are extremely popular The two course meal options are amazing value and have something for all tastes Very impressive cuisine with exemplary service to match throughout from Alessandro Booking at busy times and periods is most advisable Gift vouchers are available for that special someone or surprise Vivo Italian Restaurant 164 Derby Road Stapleford Nottinghamshire NG9 7AY Tel 0115 949 1000 Email nott vivorestaurant co uk www nottingham vivorestaurant co uk
REVIEWS  Langley Reviews  Trevor Langley After retiring from a life-long career in engineering, Trevor has put his passion...
REVIEWS Langley Reviews Trevor Langley After retiring from a life long career in engineering Trevor has put his passion for writing into practice reviewing places venues and products that interest him in his spare time Whether it be a new or established restaurant an event a beverage or a day out with family or friends Trevor tries and tests them all to bring you the very best the county has to offer Wine Matters English wine has a long history Having some centuries of knowledge and expertise in the making of wines the productions increased greatly during the mid 20th century For decades English wine was met with scepticism as England was thought of as a country unable to produce quality wines Today English wines are recognised and appreciated globally Respect for England s vineyards continues to increase and more and more of the excellent wines produced of which a good number are award winning are being discovered by wine lovers near and far Denbies Wine Estate produces splendid wines Situated in Dorking Surrey Denbies Vineyard was established during 1986 I found their Pinot Gris part of Denbies Vineyard Select range excellent Produced only in the best of seasons utilising hand picked Pinot Gris grapes to great advantage this extremely popular white production has a good bouquet and mouthfeel which follows through to a most acceptable palate sensation and finish This wine pairs well with salmon tuna and seafood plus pasta and cheeses From Denbies Premium Sparkling range also only produced in the best of seasons I found Greenfields Brut really good to add that extra something to an occasion Great on mouthfeel and palate this production is always popular for events and for entertaining Tel 01306 876616 www denbies co uk Welland Valley Vineyard was established in 1991 and produces interesting much appreciated wines Located at Marston Trussell Leicestershire Welland Valley wines have gained in popularity since their launch Farndon Dale I found to be a pleasant dry white Using the French grape variety Madeleine Angevine this production is popular being very good on nose and palate For a red choice I selected Naseby This fruity wine is only produced in very good summers Blending 3 grape varieties Naseby is a further often chosen wine with many devotees The mouthfeel and palate appreciates the berry followon from the bouquet Steeplechase is a superb white sparkling brut Wonderful for all occasions parties plus events and the back label can be personalised if required Tel 01858 434591 www welland valley vineyard com These are just a small selection of the wines produced by England s vineyards Take pleasure in locating your favourites www englishwineproducers co uk 19 A Piece of Italy Italian cuisine is famed around the world with Italy boasting numerous attributes and the production of high quality products along with culture food and wines attracting a lot of people to this way of life There are many Italian restaurants in the UK that are excellent and I located a piece of Italy in Nottinghamshire From opening in 2007 Vivo restaurant quickly established a reputation for high quality with service to match The Co proprietor and General Manager is Massimo who ensures that everyone has a most memorable visit Head Chef Nico and his team have everything coming from the kitchen cooked and presented to perfection Senior Waiter is Alessandro So it really is difficult to say that we are not in Italy Choices of superb antipasti dishes are available and include Salmone Mediterraneo I chose a selection of Italian Cured Meat served with focaccia bread olives and sun blushed tomato My main course selection was for a splendid Whole Seabass Fillet of Sea Bream Medallions of Fillet Steak plus Chicken Stroganoff are also available amongst an impressive array of different pasta presentations For dessert I opted for Tiramisu with amaretto liqueur Produce is sourced locally where possible plus with other cuisine and drinks from Italy Vivo does go that extra mile to provide a dining experience to remember Numerous high quality wines are available by glass and bottle plus champagne The ambience is perfect complemented by background Italian music All dietary requirements can be catered for plus parties and events etc accommodated with ease Themed events take place throughout the year and are extremely popular The two course meal options are amazing value and have something for all tastes Very impressive cuisine with exemplary service to match throughout from Alessandro Booking at busy times and periods is most advisable Gift vouchers are available for that special someone or surprise Vivo Italian Restaurant 164 Derby Road Stapleford Nottinghamshire NG9 7AY Tel 0115 949 1000 Email nott vivorestaurant co uk www nottingham vivorestaurant co uk
REVIEWS  Langley Reviews  Trevor Langley After retiring from a life-long career in engineering, Trevor has put his passion...
FASHION Nottingham in Fashion The city will come alive with style for one weekend in March with the Nottingham in Fashion event Retailers from across the city will showcase their latest collections and trends on the It s in Nottingham catwalk with shows running throughout the weekend Nottingham in Fashion will take place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March in the Nottingham Council House overlooking the Old Market Square Shoppers will be able to find inspiration wherever they look with three different shows designed for all styles and budgets Best of all everything that is shown on the catwalk can be bought straight away from the shops in the city Guests can simply head out to the dedicated Fashion Bus which will be parked up in the Old Market Square across the weekend to find out where each outfit is from and for further information Nottingham is famous for its unique mix of stores and boutiques from the well known brands and department stores to the city s one off independents and makers The event will celebrate all that Nottingham has to offer for fashion lovers The event is organised by the Nottingham Business Improvement District BID and each show will be free to attend To book a show ticket visit www itsinnottingham com fashion The three shows for this year s Nottingham in Fashion will be From Campus to Club Showcasing key looks and trends ideal for a student lifestyle and budget in Nottingham this show highlights the best of campus casual styles as well as high glamour looks for nights out in the 21 city Shows on Friday at 1pm and 4 30pm and Saturday at 12 noon and 3 30pm From Desk to Dinner Perfect for versatile looks which can be dressed up or down the Desk to Dinner show highlights the top workwear picks alongside accessories and new season trends to update your look Shows on Friday at 2pm and 5 30pm and Saturday at 1pm and 4 30pm Style Classics This show focuses on high end fashions and investment pieces which incorporate new season trends alongside classic styles Perfect for finding a statement dress jacket or accessory to update your 2017 wardrobe Shows on Friday at 3 30pm and Saturday at 2pm and 5 30pm
FASHION  Nottingham in Fashion  The city will come alive with style for one weekend in March with the Nottingham in Fashio...
FASHION Nottingham in Fashion The city will come alive with style for one weekend in March with the Nottingham in Fashion event Retailers from across the city will showcase their latest collections and trends on the It s in Nottingham catwalk with shows running throughout the weekend Nottingham in Fashion will take place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March in the Nottingham Council House overlooking the Old Market Square Shoppers will be able to find inspiration wherever they look with three different shows designed for all styles and budgets Best of all everything that is shown on the catwalk can be bought straight away from the shops in the city Guests can simply head out to the dedicated Fashion Bus which will be parked up in the Old Market Square across the weekend to find out where each outfit is from and for further information Nottingham is famous for its unique mix of stores and boutiques from the well known brands and department stores to the city s one off independents and makers The event will celebrate all that Nottingham has to offer for fashion lovers The event is organised by the Nottingham Business Improvement District BID and each show will be free to attend To book a show ticket visit www itsinnottingham com fashion The three shows for this year s Nottingham in Fashion will be From Campus to Club Showcasing key looks and trends ideal for a student lifestyle and budget in Nottingham this show highlights the best of campus casual styles as well as high glamour looks for nights out in the 21 city Shows on Friday at 1pm and 4 30pm and Saturday at 12 noon and 3 30pm From Desk to Dinner Perfect for versatile looks which can be dressed up or down the Desk to Dinner show highlights the top workwear picks alongside accessories and new season trends to update your look Shows on Friday at 2pm and 5 30pm and Saturday at 1pm and 4 30pm Style Classics This show focuses on high end fashions and investment pieces which incorporate new season trends alongside classic styles Perfect for finding a statement dress jacket or accessory to update your 2017 wardrobe Shows on Friday at 3 30pm and Saturday at 2pm and 5 30pm
FASHION  Nottingham in Fashion  The city will come alive with style for one weekend in March with the Nottingham in Fashio...
FASHION FASHION Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth It s all about Getting Groovy and spreading essielove this winter 22 Next spring Chatsworth will present its most ambitious exhibition to date exploring the history of fashion and adornment House Style Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth The exhibition will bring to life the captivating individuals from the Cavendish family including Bess of Hardwick one of the most powerful women of the 16th century the 18th century Empress of Fashion Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire and Adele Astaire the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford two of the Mitford sisters model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy s sister Kick Kennedy will also be central to the show Telling the rich history of both international style and the Devonshire Collection the exhibition will demonstrate the power of fashion to illuminate these extraordinary characters House Style will give unprecedented insight into the depth of the Devonshire Collection and the lives of renowned style icons from Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire to Stella Tennant The exhibition will be woven throughout the grand rooms of the house including the Painted Hall the Chapel and the State Music Room Layering art history fashion jewellery archival material design and textiles the exhibition will be organised by theme including Coronation Dress The Devonshire House Ball Bess of Hardwick and the Tudor influence The Georgiana Effect Ducal Style Country Living The Circle of Life and Entertaining at Chatsworth Sally Ambrose Chatsworth s Head of Visitor Services and Marketing said House Style is a landmark exhibition for Chatsworth that has been years in the making Fashion is interwoven into the fabric of the Cavendish family history and the house itself has been at the centre of international style for decades This exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to see the story of Chatsworth through the styles and fashions of the people who have lived and stayed here House Style will stay true to the history and tradition of Chatsworth whilst also including modern day concepts and designers appealing to style aficionados casual observers and those with an interest in heritage and culture alike Highlights of the exhibition will include personal family collections including items belonging to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire such as a Givenchy bolero worn on the Duchess wedding day These pieces will be displayed alongside livery uniforms coronation robes and fancy dress costumes demonstrating the varying breadth of fashion and adornment from the Collection throughout the generations The show will also include exceptional couture designed by Jean Phillipe Worth and Christian Dior together with influential contemporary garments from designers such as Gucci Helmut Lang Margiela Vivienne Westwood Erdem Alexander McQueen Christopher Kane and Vetements New Winter Collection GETTING GROOVY Slip on this metallic palladium gold and shake that groove thing all night long The six shade palette creates a perfect balance between trendsetting colour and classic looks and we know you re going to love them Important artworks will also be on display including rare costume designs from the 1660s by Inigo Jones Surveyor to the King s Works and one of the most notable architects of 17th century England Contemporary artist TJ Wilcox will be showing his intimate filmed portrait of Adele Astaire which contains the only surviving film of the star found at Chatsworth in 2015 Hamish Bowles International Editor at Large at American Vogue will curate this landmark show with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda the duo The exhibition runs from 25 March to 22 October 2017 and is included in the price of entry to Chatsworth House For full details of ticket types and to book please visit www chatsworth org book ticketsand prices House Style Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth has been made possible with the support of principal sponsor Gucci together with C W Sellors Fine Jewellery Investec Sotheby s and Wedgwood 23 PARTY ON A PLATFORM Take the fun sky high in this towering London garnet red cr me READY TO BOA Adorn yourself in this festive glistening bronzed mahogany This winter nail salon expert essie has created a festive carnival of colour with the new essie Winter 2016 collection For this limited edition collection Rebecca Minkoff essie global colour director was inspired by London in the swinging 1960s so this totally fab clique of colour perfectly encapsulates the time of freedom groovy tunes hippy soirees and shabby chic styles Break out the shag rug and pop some vinyl on the hi fi Right now it s all about the heady heyday of the swinging sixties in our capital the epicentre of chic London essie prepares you to work your mojo with these six scintillating shades nailing the spirit of these swinging times while creating a fresh allure with fascinating multifaceted GO WITH THE FLOWY Live in the moment and be free in this cloudlike dove grey OH BEHAVE Mee rowr you re purrfectly feisty in this minx peach frost SATIN SISTER You and this sleek ebony peacock blue are sure to be trusty sidekicks frosts rich cr mes and thrilling shimmers The new winter 2016 collection is all about nights out in London in the land of mod It s the exuberance the energy the anythingcan happen thrill of walking into the coolest party in the most fashion forward town When wearing these shades I hope you take on some of that energy Because when you go with the flowy who knows where the night will take you Rebecca Minkoff Essie Global Colour Director For more information about essie please visit www essie co uk
FASHION  FASHION  Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth  It   s all about Getting Groovy and spreading  essielove this w...
FASHION FASHION Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth It s all about Getting Groovy and spreading essielove this winter 22 Next spring Chatsworth will present its most ambitious exhibition to date exploring the history of fashion and adornment House Style Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth The exhibition will bring to life the captivating individuals from the Cavendish family including Bess of Hardwick one of the most powerful women of the 16th century the 18th century Empress of Fashion Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire and Adele Astaire the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford two of the Mitford sisters model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy s sister Kick Kennedy will also be central to the show Telling the rich history of both international style and the Devonshire Collection the exhibition will demonstrate the power of fashion to illuminate these extraordinary characters House Style will give unprecedented insight into the depth of the Devonshire Collection and the lives of renowned style icons from Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire to Stella Tennant The exhibition will be woven throughout the grand rooms of the house including the Painted Hall the Chapel and the State Music Room Layering art history fashion jewellery archival material design and textiles the exhibition will be organised by theme including Coronation Dress The Devonshire House Ball Bess of Hardwick and the Tudor influence The Georgiana Effect Ducal Style Country Living The Circle of Life and Entertaining at Chatsworth Sally Ambrose Chatsworth s Head of Visitor Services and Marketing said House Style is a landmark exhibition for Chatsworth that has been years in the making Fashion is interwoven into the fabric of the Cavendish family history and the house itself has been at the centre of international style for decades This exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to see the story of Chatsworth through the styles and fashions of the people who have lived and stayed here House Style will stay true to the history and tradition of Chatsworth whilst also including modern day concepts and designers appealing to style aficionados casual observers and those with an interest in heritage and culture alike Highlights of the exhibition will include personal family collections including items belonging to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire such as a Givenchy bolero worn on the Duchess wedding day These pieces will be displayed alongside livery uniforms coronation robes and fancy dress costumes demonstrating the varying breadth of fashion and adornment from the Collection throughout the generations The show will also include exceptional couture designed by Jean Phillipe Worth and Christian Dior together with influential contemporary garments from designers such as Gucci Helmut Lang Margiela Vivienne Westwood Erdem Alexander McQueen Christopher Kane and Vetements New Winter Collection GETTING GROOVY Slip on this metallic palladium gold and shake that groove thing all night long The six shade palette creates a perfect balance between trendsetting colour and classic looks and we know you re going to love them Important artworks will also be on display including rare costume designs from the 1660s by Inigo Jones Surveyor to the King s Works and one of the most notable architects of 17th century England Contemporary artist TJ Wilcox will be showing his intimate filmed portrait of Adele Astaire which contains the only surviving film of the star found at Chatsworth in 2015 Hamish Bowles International Editor at Large at American Vogue will curate this landmark show with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda the duo The exhibition runs from 25 March to 22 October 2017 and is included in the price of entry to Chatsworth House For full details of ticket types and to book please visit www chatsworth org book ticketsand prices House Style Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth has been made possible with the support of principal sponsor Gucci together with C W Sellors Fine Jewellery Investec Sotheby s and Wedgwood 23 PARTY ON A PLATFORM Take the fun sky high in this towering London garnet red cr me READY TO BOA Adorn yourself in this festive glistening bronzed mahogany This winter nail salon expert essie has created a festive carnival of colour with the new essie Winter 2016 collection For this limited edition collection Rebecca Minkoff essie global colour director was inspired by London in the swinging 1960s so this totally fab clique of colour perfectly encapsulates the time of freedom groovy tunes hippy soirees and shabby chic styles Break out the shag rug and pop some vinyl on the hi fi Right now it s all about the heady heyday of the swinging sixties in our capital the epicentre of chic London essie prepares you to work your mojo with these six scintillating shades nailing the spirit of these swinging times while creating a fresh allure with fascinating multifaceted GO WITH THE FLOWY Live in the moment and be free in this cloudlike dove grey OH BEHAVE Mee rowr you re purrfectly feisty in this minx peach frost SATIN SISTER You and this sleek ebony peacock blue are sure to be trusty sidekicks frosts rich cr mes and thrilling shimmers The new winter 2016 collection is all about nights out in London in the land of mod It s the exuberance the energy the anythingcan happen thrill of walking into the coolest party in the most fashion forward town When wearing these shades I hope you take on some of that energy Because when you go with the flowy who knows where the night will take you Rebecca Minkoff Essie Global Colour Director For more information about essie please visit www essie co uk
FASHION  FASHION  Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth  It   s all about Getting Groovy and spreading  essielove this w...
FASHION 24 FASHION By Mackenzie Orrock By Mackenzie Orrock Winter Woolies 5 Christmas may have come and gone but the cold weather is here to stay New Look have got everything you need to keep warm in style this winter season here are some of our favourite pieces Womens Alphabet Luggage Tags Travel in style and add a hint of sparkle to your suitcase with this personalised metallic luggage tag 12 Hoop Stud Set The lilac colour adds a subtle feminine pop of colour to this classic stud and hoop duo The finishing touches 25 You re never fully dressed without a smile is a nice concept but let s face it no outfit is really complete without the addition of some all important accessories From jewellery and bags to keyrings and hats Accessorize brings together all the little things you need to make a big difference Electric blue isn t necessarily the colour you d associate with the colder months but mixed with navy and grey it s a welcome pop in this ribbed sweater 17 24 99 Selena Pom Beanie Available in a range of colours the Pom Pom Beanie is a staple in anyone s accessory wardrobe and a handy solution to a bad hair day 10 This orange beanie is the perfect way to keep out the cold but also inject some fun into your winter wardrobe 5 99 Bonnie Statement Necklace 29 Faux Fur Pom Pom Add a touch of luxury to a plain bag with this Faux Fur Pom Pom or attach it to a set of keys you re prone to losing This electric blue backpack is the ideal mix of fun and practicality Perhaps not a match for every outfit but one that ll get you noticed Ditch the purse full of receipts for a card holder This duochrome one is a stylish and compact way to carry cards and cash Rose Gold Open Knot Cuff The classic knot on this cuff makes it a simple elegant piece that pairs with any outfit 24 99 39 99 This suede jacket makes the classic bomber winter season appropriate Ida Leather Travelcard Holder A grey knit is a cold weather staple and a piece you can mix and match with pretty much any outfit The mixture of fur and wool makes this sleeveless piece more interesting than your average seasonal coat 8 Amarni Mini Backpack 27 99 Mens 7 A statement necklace is the perfect way to dress up an outfit from day to night Pair with a classic jumper and jeans for a smart casual look that ll see you through to the evening What would winter be without a high neck jumper This leopard print one is ideal for breaking up a plain outfit 99 99 25
FASHION  24  FASHION  By Mackenzie Orrock  By Mackenzie Orrock  Winter Woolies    5  Christmas may have come and gone but ...
FASHION 24 FASHION By Mackenzie Orrock By Mackenzie Orrock Winter Woolies 5 Christmas may have come and gone but the cold weather is here to stay New Look have got everything you need to keep warm in style this winter season here are some of our favourite pieces Womens Alphabet Luggage Tags Travel in style and add a hint of sparkle to your suitcase with this personalised metallic luggage tag 12 Hoop Stud Set The lilac colour adds a subtle feminine pop of colour to this classic stud and hoop duo The finishing touches 25 You re never fully dressed without a smile is a nice concept but let s face it no outfit is really complete without the addition of some all important accessories From jewellery and bags to keyrings and hats Accessorize brings together all the little things you need to make a big difference Electric blue isn t necessarily the colour you d associate with the colder months but mixed with navy and grey it s a welcome pop in this ribbed sweater 17 24 99 Selena Pom Beanie Available in a range of colours the Pom Pom Beanie is a staple in anyone s accessory wardrobe and a handy solution to a bad hair day 10 This orange beanie is the perfect way to keep out the cold but also inject some fun into your winter wardrobe 5 99 Bonnie Statement Necklace 29 Faux Fur Pom Pom Add a touch of luxury to a plain bag with this Faux Fur Pom Pom or attach it to a set of keys you re prone to losing This electric blue backpack is the ideal mix of fun and practicality Perhaps not a match for every outfit but one that ll get you noticed Ditch the purse full of receipts for a card holder This duochrome one is a stylish and compact way to carry cards and cash Rose Gold Open Knot Cuff The classic knot on this cuff makes it a simple elegant piece that pairs with any outfit 24 99 39 99 This suede jacket makes the classic bomber winter season appropriate Ida Leather Travelcard Holder A grey knit is a cold weather staple and a piece you can mix and match with pretty much any outfit The mixture of fur and wool makes this sleeveless piece more interesting than your average seasonal coat 8 Amarni Mini Backpack 27 99 Mens 7 A statement necklace is the perfect way to dress up an outfit from day to night Pair with a classic jumper and jeans for a smart casual look that ll see you through to the evening What would winter be without a high neck jumper This leopard print one is ideal for breaking up a plain outfit 99 99 25
FASHION  24  FASHION  By Mackenzie Orrock  By Mackenzie Orrock  Winter Woolies    5  Christmas may have come and gone but ...
26 FASHION Rush Hair Keeps Nottingham On Trend For 2017 N ottingham city centre salon Rush Hair has proved to be a cut above after revealing its most popular products and treatments The award winning brand with over 80 salons across the UK has made a huge impact on the local market since opening in October 2016 with a big demand for colour transformations and big hair bouncy blowdrys by Nottingham s fashion conscious Fay Stephens operations manager at Rush Hair said she was delighted with the response and said why highlights would be the big trend for the new season We ve seen a huge uptake on auburn and mahogany colouring They are a great way for anyone who is blonde to tone your hair down with gold and copper colours during the darker winter months Blonde is such a big colour of the summer By toning the hair down slightly you can make subtle but noticeable differences to your hair without having to change your look completely Working with one of our expert stylists you ll then be able to bring yourself back to blonde more easily in the summer Here at Rush Hair we re all about making your hair as easy as possible to maintain whilst still staying on trend Rush Hair in Nottingham is designed to fit around clients busy lifestyles Located on Long Row it has Sunday opening hours and late nights Monday to Friday perfect for those seeking a lift with a bouncy blowdry before a big night out Over the course of the year the salon expects to see significant growth with 14 000 clients nationwide already visiting Rush salons weekly The outfit in Nottingham is the second Rush venue to open in the East Midlands after Leicester with an eight strong team of some of the best stylists in the country and front of house staff The cutting edge team with stylists who are regulars at industry events such as London Fashion Week offer a range of services from Cut Colour and Brazilian Blowdrys to indulgent hair treatments and the latest fashionista hair trends for both women and men Stell Andrew Co Founder of Rush Hair added We are thrilled to have successfully launched the Rush Hair brand in Nottingham It s a really thriving city and being based on Long Row we are right in the heart of all the shops bars and restaurants We look forward to welcoming more clients over the course of 2017 whether they are popping in for a spot of pampering after a few hours of shopping or before they head for a night out Our aim is to create a salon where people feel they are really being looked after For more information on Rush Hair visit www rush co uk salons nottingham or call 0115 871 3648 to book an appointment FASHION 27
26  FASHION  Rush Hair Keeps Nottingham On Trend For 2017  N  ottingham city centre salon Rush Hair has proved to be a cut...
26 FASHION Rush Hair Keeps Nottingham On Trend For 2017 N ottingham city centre salon Rush Hair has proved to be a cut above after revealing its most popular products and treatments The award winning brand with over 80 salons across the UK has made a huge impact on the local market since opening in October 2016 with a big demand for colour transformations and big hair bouncy blowdrys by Nottingham s fashion conscious Fay Stephens operations manager at Rush Hair said she was delighted with the response and said why highlights would be the big trend for the new season We ve seen a huge uptake on auburn and mahogany colouring They are a great way for anyone who is blonde to tone your hair down with gold and copper colours during the darker winter months Blonde is such a big colour of the summer By toning the hair down slightly you can make subtle but noticeable differences to your hair without having to change your look completely Working with one of our expert stylists you ll then be able to bring yourself back to blonde more easily in the summer Here at Rush Hair we re all about making your hair as easy as possible to maintain whilst still staying on trend Rush Hair in Nottingham is designed to fit around clients busy lifestyles Located on Long Row it has Sunday opening hours and late nights Monday to Friday perfect for those seeking a lift with a bouncy blowdry before a big night out Over the course of the year the salon expects to see significant growth with 14 000 clients nationwide already visiting Rush salons weekly The outfit in Nottingham is the second Rush venue to open in the East Midlands after Leicester with an eight strong team of some of the best stylists in the country and front of house staff The cutting edge team with stylists who are regulars at industry events such as London Fashion Week offer a range of services from Cut Colour and Brazilian Blowdrys to indulgent hair treatments and the latest fashionista hair trends for both women and men Stell Andrew Co Founder of Rush Hair added We are thrilled to have successfully launched the Rush Hair brand in Nottingham It s a really thriving city and being based on Long Row we are right in the heart of all the shops bars and restaurants We look forward to welcoming more clients over the course of 2017 whether they are popping in for a spot of pampering after a few hours of shopping or before they head for a night out Our aim is to create a salon where people feel they are really being looked after For more information on Rush Hair visit www rush co uk salons nottingham or call 0115 871 3648 to book an appointment FASHION 27
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FOOD DRINK 32 Dry January Mocktails 33 Strudel Doodle Doo RECIPE 100ml Belvoir Cox Apple Press 25ml Butterscotch syrup 15ml Fresh lime juice Pinch of all spice METHOD Shake the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker then strain it over ice cubes Top up with the Cox Apple Press Belvoir s Black and Blue Fruit Fool GLASSWARE Teacup and saucer Restaurant Quality Food at Home A ward winning Indian takeaway Karikana puts a whole new spin on dining at home serving top quality food cooked by restaurant standard chefs in the heart of Nottinghamshire Since it opened a year and a half ago the takeaway on Woodborough Road in Mapperley has been challenging the stereotype of take outs bringing a fresh and authentic taste of India to the city along with an outstanding level of service that even gives some restaurants a run for their money With a hygiene rating of five and countless rave reviews on Trip Advisor they ve got the basics covered but it s their extra special approach to everything else that has seen them develop a loyal customer base since their opening The trained team of chefs cook the food to order for the freshest possible flavour and working with high quality and traditionally prepared ingredients makes every dish the very best it can be Lamb Rogan Josh Chicken Jalfrazi and Vegetable Korma are just some examples of the menu s classics but the team have worked hard to combine a selection of traditional and contemporary dishes to suit every taste maintaining the all important values of proper Indian cooking alongside more adventurous options a fitting approach given that the name Karikana combines the Urdu words for dinner and curry representing the company s passion for fusing flavours We know what our customers want says Karikana Manager Shahid Younas and it s clear that their menu has been designed with this in mind They re also stepping up when it comes to children s takeaways with smaller portion sizes for younger diners and not a chicken nugget in sight But whatever the dish Shahid says the focus is on consistency We get it right the first time he explains we know the dos and don ts and having worked in the hospitality industry for years managing huge restaurants and teams of up to 40 staff it s the attention to detail he s developed that keeps his customers coming back for more It s something that runs through every aspect of the Karikana experience even down to the packaging that the takeaways are served in The white boxes printed with the striking Karikana logos and colours are a classy and refreshing alternative to the greasy plastic bags we ve come to expect from most takeaways and the contemporary interior of the place itself makes collecting your food that extra bit special Their unique concept has seen them win a number of awards from ranking fourth in the country in the Just East Awards to winning Best Newcomer in the East Midlands in the English Curry Awards They ve earned themselves the title of Top Takeaway from Hungry House too and most recently been shortlisted in the top four takeaways in the region out of 15 000 Its ideal location is another factor that s undoubtedly played a role in its success With new bars shops and restaurants opening on every corner it s fair to say Mapperley is on the up and being smack bang in the middle of the high street means Karikana s at the centre of it all They ve made ordering even easier too with their mobile app Customers can now browse menus make orders and access exclusive offers directly from their phones But while the team have made the takeaway experience just as easy as it should be between a stylish interior traditional values and the ability to deliver top quality restaurant standard food in a takeaway environment Karikana has brought something entirely unique to the Nottinghamshire takeaway scene Order at www karikana co uk or call 01159 609966 for more information 89 Woodborough Road Mapperley Nottingham NG3 5QR GARNISH Filo pastry parcel cinnamon raisons Spicy Red Head RECIPE 100ml Belvoir Ginger Beer 25ml Fresh Grapefruit juice 15ml Maple syrup Top with Belvoir Ginger Beer METHOD Pour the ingredients into a glass over some ice cubes Mix with a spoon and top with Belvoir Ginger Beer GLASSWARE Tall Tumbler GARNISH Caramel shard grapefruit slice mint RECIPE 1 part Belvoir Blueberry and Blackcurrant cordial 1 part lemon juice 2 parts pineapple juice METHOD Shake the ingredients together then strain it over ice cubes GLASSWARE chilled cocktail glass GARNISH Sprinkle some crushed frozen raspberries onto the froth on top of the drink formed by the shaking Tip If you want to make it even more fancy why not buy some rice paper cupcake garnishes and float on top of the drink as well as the raspberries Belvoir s Lazy Cham RECIPE 1 teaspoon agave syrup as an alternative use honey 1 table spoon lemon juice Top up with Belvoir Elderflower Press METHOD Stir in a cocktail shaker or small jug the first 2 ingredients with a little splash of the elderflower press Once mixed simply strain into a glass GLASSWARE Champagne glass GARNISH Take a strip of lemon peel removed with a potato peeler Tip If you want to be really fancy take a pair of zig zag hemming scissors and trim the edge of the lemon peel then twist into the glass Honey Bee Good RECIPE Order your Valentines meal for two 100ml Belvoir Elderflower Press 7ml Honey alternatively use 15ml honey syrup to make 1 part honey mixed with 1 part hot water 25ml Fresh Lemon juice 25ml Pineapple juice METHOD Shake the Honey syrup lemon juice and pineapple juice together and pour into the glass Top up with the Elderflower Press GLASSWARE Champagne saucer straight up GARNISH Skewer with Honeycomb Lemon wheel Icing sugar
FOOD   DRINK  32  Dry January Mocktails  33  Strudel-Doodle-Doo  RECIPE       100ml Belvoir Cox Apple Press       25ml But...
FOOD DRINK 32 Dry January Mocktails 33 Strudel Doodle Doo RECIPE 100ml Belvoir Cox Apple Press 25ml Butterscotch syrup 15ml Fresh lime juice Pinch of all spice METHOD Shake the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker then strain it over ice cubes Top up with the Cox Apple Press Belvoir s Black and Blue Fruit Fool GLASSWARE Teacup and saucer Restaurant Quality Food at Home A ward winning Indian takeaway Karikana puts a whole new spin on dining at home serving top quality food cooked by restaurant standard chefs in the heart of Nottinghamshire Since it opened a year and a half ago the takeaway on Woodborough Road in Mapperley has been challenging the stereotype of take outs bringing a fresh and authentic taste of India to the city along with an outstanding level of service that even gives some restaurants a run for their money With a hygiene rating of five and countless rave reviews on Trip Advisor they ve got the basics covered but it s their extra special approach to everything else that has seen them develop a loyal customer base since their opening The trained team of chefs cook the food to order for the freshest possible flavour and working with high quality and traditionally prepared ingredients makes every dish the very best it can be Lamb Rogan Josh Chicken Jalfrazi and Vegetable Korma are just some examples of the menu s classics but the team have worked hard to combine a selection of traditional and contemporary dishes to suit every taste maintaining the all important values of proper Indian cooking alongside more adventurous options a fitting approach given that the name Karikana combines the Urdu words for dinner and curry representing the company s passion for fusing flavours We know what our customers want says Karikana Manager Shahid Younas and it s clear that their menu has been designed with this in mind They re also stepping up when it comes to children s takeaways with smaller portion sizes for younger diners and not a chicken nugget in sight But whatever the dish Shahid says the focus is on consistency We get it right the first time he explains we know the dos and don ts and having worked in the hospitality industry for years managing huge restaurants and teams of up to 40 staff it s the attention to detail he s developed that keeps his customers coming back for more It s something that runs through every aspect of the Karikana experience even down to the packaging that the takeaways are served in The white boxes printed with the striking Karikana logos and colours are a classy and refreshing alternative to the greasy plastic bags we ve come to expect from most takeaways and the contemporary interior of the place itself makes collecting your food that extra bit special Their unique concept has seen them win a number of awards from ranking fourth in the country in the Just East Awards to winning Best Newcomer in the East Midlands in the English Curry Awards They ve earned themselves the title of Top Takeaway from Hungry House too and most recently been shortlisted in the top four takeaways in the region out of 15 000 Its ideal location is another factor that s undoubtedly played a role in its success With new bars shops and restaurants opening on every corner it s fair to say Mapperley is on the up and being smack bang in the middle of the high street means Karikana s at the centre of it all They ve made ordering even easier too with their mobile app Customers can now browse menus make orders and access exclusive offers directly from their phones But while the team have made the takeaway experience just as easy as it should be between a stylish interior traditional values and the ability to deliver top quality restaurant standard food in a takeaway environment Karikana has brought something entirely unique to the Nottinghamshire takeaway scene Order at www karikana co uk or call 01159 609966 for more information 89 Woodborough Road Mapperley Nottingham NG3 5QR GARNISH Filo pastry parcel cinnamon raisons Spicy Red Head RECIPE 100ml Belvoir Ginger Beer 25ml Fresh Grapefruit juice 15ml Maple syrup Top with Belvoir Ginger Beer METHOD Pour the ingredients into a glass over some ice cubes Mix with a spoon and top with Belvoir Ginger Beer GLASSWARE Tall Tumbler GARNISH Caramel shard grapefruit slice mint RECIPE 1 part Belvoir Blueberry and Blackcurrant cordial 1 part lemon juice 2 parts pineapple juice METHOD Shake the ingredients together then strain it over ice cubes GLASSWARE chilled cocktail glass GARNISH Sprinkle some crushed frozen raspberries onto the froth on top of the drink formed by the shaking Tip If you want to make it even more fancy why not buy some rice paper cupcake garnishes and float on top of the drink as well as the raspberries Belvoir s Lazy Cham RECIPE 1 teaspoon agave syrup as an alternative use honey 1 table spoon lemon juice Top up with Belvoir Elderflower Press METHOD Stir in a cocktail shaker or small jug the first 2 ingredients with a little splash of the elderflower press Once mixed simply strain into a glass GLASSWARE Champagne glass GARNISH Take a strip of lemon peel removed with a potato peeler Tip If you want to be really fancy take a pair of zig zag hemming scissors and trim the edge of the lemon peel then twist into the glass Honey Bee Good RECIPE Order your Valentines meal for two 100ml Belvoir Elderflower Press 7ml Honey alternatively use 15ml honey syrup to make 1 part honey mixed with 1 part hot water 25ml Fresh Lemon juice 25ml Pineapple juice METHOD Shake the Honey syrup lemon juice and pineapple juice together and pour into the glass Top up with the Elderflower Press GLASSWARE Champagne saucer straight up GARNISH Skewer with Honeycomb Lemon wheel Icing sugar
FOOD   DRINK  32  Dry January Mocktails  33  Strudel-Doodle-Doo  RECIPE       100ml Belvoir Cox Apple Press       25ml But...
FOOD DRINK 34 35 The Key to a Proper Country Pub By Mackenzie Orrock Working on cruise ships at The House of Lords and cooking for Her Majesty The Queen are just some of the accolades chef and pub owner Des is proud to be able to put on his CV but a quiet corner of Epperstone has been the latest project for him and his wife Trish since they took over The Cross Keys last year When I first moved up from London this was the first country pub that Trish brought me to I thought this was the idyllic country pub and then all of a sudden we re in it it s quite ironic says Des Despite having been a huge success in the 80s it was in need of some major TLC though not that that put either of them off The place had great bones says Trish and having worked in the hospitality industry for what they jokingly describe as 100 years it s fair to say they re no strangers to hard work It took five skips of rubbish to clear the pub garden alone but with a little help from some handy locals and a lot of elbow grease the two of them have transformed The Cross Keys Epperstone into a cosy traditional pub the local community can be proud of and all in just under four months We wanted to create something that we would like to go to somewhere that s got nice food nice service a proper country pub says Des and upping the standard from your average menu of jacket potatoes and gammon and chips was high on the priority list As a chef whether I m at Buckingham Palace or I m here I can only cook one way Des explains and it s that attitude that has brought an outstanding level of food and service and along with it something extra special to The Cross Keys Epperstone From haddock goujons to beetroot and goats cheese risotto it s not an overly fancy menu by any means but one that focuses on hearty good quality and properly cooked ingredients and the pub s newly refurbished interior compliments the down to earth menu perfectly Duck egg blue walls open fires and tweed fabric combine to create a cosy country atmosphere for all ages to enjoy but the ivy root taken from the garden and hung as decoration on the pub and restaurant s walls is just one example of how the two of them have put their own stamp on the place and managed to achieve the more modern country chic style they were striving for Its outdoor space is its crowning glory though with pony parking a sunken trampoline and the resident chickens for company making a visit to The Cross Keys one you re not likely to forget any time soon They ve even got their own taxi for any locals in need of a lift home But despite the huge amount of experience Des and Trish have between them restoring The Cross Keys Epperstone has been a group effort You re only as good as your team says Des and it s a unit of people they ve put a huge amount of investment into Training over 15 apprentices since they made the move to Nottingham is testament to the importance they place on supporting the local community and employing over 21 staff a large majority of whom are from the local village is something they re rightly proud of Both of us are classically trained so they don t get an easy ride says Des and it s not just when it comes to the job itself either they learn a lot not just about the industry but also from our experience in life Between a complete makeover a team of properly trained staff and a unique mixture of the traditional and the contemporary their recipe for success is one that seems to be working well for them too having won Best Public House in the Nottingham Post Food and Drink Awards in their first year beating off competition from over 300 local pubs They also reached the final for the Best Service Award and Trish was recently a finalist for Business Woman of the Year in the New Business Award Not bad for a rundown business in our first year says Des Just imagine what they ll achieve in a few more Visit www thecrosskeys co uk or call 0115 966 9430 for more information A taste of the US The American smokehouse has become somewhat of a trend in Nottingham recently with Red s True BBQ and Rub s Smokehouse opening just streets away from each other in the last few years alone The latest of the city s smokehouses Red Dog Saloon sits smack bang in the middle of both of them on Victoria Street and aims to give the competition a run for its money The Red Dog team are keen to promote the fact that all of their meat is smoked in house and the smell is undoubtedly the first thing you notice as you walk through its impressive entrance The dark sultry interior that follows sets a fitting ambience and is a refreshing contrast to the try hard overdone d cor that comes with a lot of new starters too The dark panelled ceiling wooden furniture leather seating and dim lighting combine to create the moody atmospheric feel you d expect from a restaurant of its kind and the accessories industrial table lamps mounted deer heads and diner style sauce pots tie the theme together without being overcomplicated The menu itself is far from ordinary with a selection of wings salads and pit cooked bbq options to choose from as well as the very things we ve come to know and love about smokehouses their burgers Alongside classic options like the simple cheese burger Red Dog Saloon has created a menu of mouthwatering burger options for literally every taste From the vegetarian goats cheese burger to the Devastator Challenge that combines 18oz chuck steak 200g pulled pork 6 rashes of Applewood smoked bacon and 6 slices of American cheese its burger selection is without a doubt its showstopper The Punisher 16 hour smoked pork butt Applewood smoked bacon and American cheese and the Philly Cheeseburger wafer thin chuck steak 100 chuck patties onions and American cheese were what we decided on accompanied by a portion of mozzarella sticks and chili cheese fries to share The portions are what you would expect of an American style restaurant huge and the wooden boards and plastic baskets they were served in tied in with the whole smokehouse experience Once we d gotten our heads around how to actually eat them we certainly weren t disappointed with the taste either Both the pork and beef were succulent tender and well cooked and the smoky flavour meant the burgers were insanely tasty without being fussy or fancy A glass of prosecco was the perfect way to wash it down and added a refined edge to the otherwise get stuck in kind of meal The selection of puddings was equally as appealing again combining the traditional and quirky for a diverse menu The trifle and fudge Oreo pie were definitely more than our full stomachs could handle post burger though with huge portion sizes meaning the deserts were meals in themselves All things considered it s fair to say that this menu is not one for the faint hearted If you re not the kind of person who likes to get your hands dirty the chances are Red Dog Saloon isn t for you but if you are and you ve got the afternoon free to spend in a food coma your prayers have definitely been answered www reddogsaloon co uk
FOOD   DRINK  34  35  The Key to a Proper Country Pub  By Mackenzie Orrock Working on cruise ships, at The House of Lords ...
FOOD DRINK 34 35 The Key to a Proper Country Pub By Mackenzie Orrock Working on cruise ships at The House of Lords and cooking for Her Majesty The Queen are just some of the accolades chef and pub owner Des is proud to be able to put on his CV but a quiet corner of Epperstone has been the latest project for him and his wife Trish since they took over The Cross Keys last year When I first moved up from London this was the first country pub that Trish brought me to I thought this was the idyllic country pub and then all of a sudden we re in it it s quite ironic says Des Despite having been a huge success in the 80s it was in need of some major TLC though not that that put either of them off The place had great bones says Trish and having worked in the hospitality industry for what they jokingly describe as 100 years it s fair to say they re no strangers to hard work It took five skips of rubbish to clear the pub garden alone but with a little help from some handy locals and a lot of elbow grease the two of them have transformed The Cross Keys Epperstone into a cosy traditional pub the local community can be proud of and all in just under four months We wanted to create something that we would like to go to somewhere that s got nice food nice service a proper country pub says Des and upping the standard from your average menu of jacket potatoes and gammon and chips was high on the priority list As a chef whether I m at Buckingham Palace or I m here I can only cook one way Des explains and it s that attitude that has brought an outstanding level of food and service and along with it something extra special to The Cross Keys Epperstone From haddock goujons to beetroot and goats cheese risotto it s not an overly fancy menu by any means but one that focuses on hearty good quality and properly cooked ingredients and the pub s newly refurbished interior compliments the down to earth menu perfectly Duck egg blue walls open fires and tweed fabric combine to create a cosy country atmosphere for all ages to enjoy but the ivy root taken from the garden and hung as decoration on the pub and restaurant s walls is just one example of how the two of them have put their own stamp on the place and managed to achieve the more modern country chic style they were striving for Its outdoor space is its crowning glory though with pony parking a sunken trampoline and the resident chickens for company making a visit to The Cross Keys one you re not likely to forget any time soon They ve even got their own taxi for any locals in need of a lift home But despite the huge amount of experience Des and Trish have between them restoring The Cross Keys Epperstone has been a group effort You re only as good as your team says Des and it s a unit of people they ve put a huge amount of investment into Training over 15 apprentices since they made the move to Nottingham is testament to the importance they place on supporting the local community and employing over 21 staff a large majority of whom are from the local village is something they re rightly proud of Both of us are classically trained so they don t get an easy ride says Des and it s not just when it comes to the job itself either they learn a lot not just about the industry but also from our experience in life Between a complete makeover a team of properly trained staff and a unique mixture of the traditional and the contemporary their recipe for success is one that seems to be working well for them too having won Best Public House in the Nottingham Post Food and Drink Awards in their first year beating off competition from over 300 local pubs They also reached the final for the Best Service Award and Trish was recently a finalist for Business Woman of the Year in the New Business Award Not bad for a rundown business in our first year says Des Just imagine what they ll achieve in a few more Visit www thecrosskeys co uk or call 0115 966 9430 for more information A taste of the US The American smokehouse has become somewhat of a trend in Nottingham recently with Red s True BBQ and Rub s Smokehouse opening just streets away from each other in the last few years alone The latest of the city s smokehouses Red Dog Saloon sits smack bang in the middle of both of them on Victoria Street and aims to give the competition a run for its money The Red Dog team are keen to promote the fact that all of their meat is smoked in house and the smell is undoubtedly the first thing you notice as you walk through its impressive entrance The dark sultry interior that follows sets a fitting ambience and is a refreshing contrast to the try hard overdone d cor that comes with a lot of new starters too The dark panelled ceiling wooden furniture leather seating and dim lighting combine to create the moody atmospheric feel you d expect from a restaurant of its kind and the accessories industrial table lamps mounted deer heads and diner style sauce pots tie the theme together without being overcomplicated The menu itself is far from ordinary with a selection of wings salads and pit cooked bbq options to choose from as well as the very things we ve come to know and love about smokehouses their burgers Alongside classic options like the simple cheese burger Red Dog Saloon has created a menu of mouthwatering burger options for literally every taste From the vegetarian goats cheese burger to the Devastator Challenge that combines 18oz chuck steak 200g pulled pork 6 rashes of Applewood smoked bacon and 6 slices of American cheese its burger selection is without a doubt its showstopper The Punisher 16 hour smoked pork butt Applewood smoked bacon and American cheese and the Philly Cheeseburger wafer thin chuck steak 100 chuck patties onions and American cheese were what we decided on accompanied by a portion of mozzarella sticks and chili cheese fries to share The portions are what you would expect of an American style restaurant huge and the wooden boards and plastic baskets they were served in tied in with the whole smokehouse experience Once we d gotten our heads around how to actually eat them we certainly weren t disappointed with the taste either Both the pork and beef were succulent tender and well cooked and the smoky flavour meant the burgers were insanely tasty without being fussy or fancy A glass of prosecco was the perfect way to wash it down and added a refined edge to the otherwise get stuck in kind of meal The selection of puddings was equally as appealing again combining the traditional and quirky for a diverse menu The trifle and fudge Oreo pie were definitely more than our full stomachs could handle post burger though with huge portion sizes meaning the deserts were meals in themselves All things considered it s fair to say that this menu is not one for the faint hearted If you re not the kind of person who likes to get your hands dirty the chances are Red Dog Saloon isn t for you but if you are and you ve got the afternoon free to spend in a food coma your prayers have definitely been answered www reddogsaloon co uk
FOOD   DRINK  34  35  The Key to a Proper Country Pub  By Mackenzie Orrock Working on cruise ships, at The House of Lords ...
The way to our Hart s FOOD DRINK In a city bursting with an ever growing population of restaurants and eateries setting yourself apart from the competition is no easy task We visited Hart s Hotel and Restaurant in the city centre to see how they measured up The restaurant itself saw the night off to a good start The grand entrance was subtly lit and inviting setting the scene for the rest of the evening before we even set foot through its impressive glass doors and inside the restaurant boasted a cosy yet stylish interior with classic wooden furniture and luxurious textures creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere Once our coats were taken we were shown to our table a window table for two towards the back of the intimately sized restaurant The crisp white table linen and impressive flower displays combined for a feeling of sophistication and elegance The wine selection was no less than impressive but the lady who showed us to our table was more than knowledgeable and clearly capable of making a choice based on our preferences A dry sauvignon blanc proved the perfect accompaniment to the meal The menu itself was concise but made up of inventive specialist dishes and it wasn t long before the two of us had decided on all three of our courses We both opted for the starter recommended by one of the waiters that served us the Hen of Wood with toasted sourghough and it didn t disappoint The crunchy sourdough was a fitting contrast to the soft seasoned mushrooms and a tasty indication of what was to come For the main courses we chose the Hereford beef sirloin with wild mushroom grelot onions and shallots and the rump of lamb with ratte potatoes pipperade primo cabbage and caper sauce The portion sizes were generous enough to do the combination of flavours justice but still leave room for the full three courses and despite a full and vibrant restaurant each course was served promptly The meat was cooked to perfection and literally did melt in the mouth and the al dente vegetables and flavoursome sauce that both were served with were ideal accompaniments to such quality ingredients With just about enough room left for pudding we opted for the chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream and the quince souffl with honey ice cream Not the most health conscious of choices admittedly but definitely worth it The warm puddings and cold ice cream blended together for a real taste sensation The waiters couldn t have been more attentive either From topping up the table water to taking our orders neither of us could fault any one of them Aside from the outstanding quality of both the ingredients and the service the attention to detail made all the difference to our evening without a doubt The plates embossed with the Hart s logo were just one example of the little things that made the experience that extra bit special and the finishing touches that make the restaurant stand out From the front of house welcome through to the final course Hart s proved itself a well run establishment The both of us would highly recommend it to friends and family and we ll definitely be back to try more from the menu 37
The way to our    Hart   s    FOOD   DRINK  In a city bursting with an ever-growing population of restaurants and eateries...
The way to our Hart s FOOD DRINK In a city bursting with an ever growing population of restaurants and eateries setting yourself apart from the competition is no easy task We visited Hart s Hotel and Restaurant in the city centre to see how they measured up The restaurant itself saw the night off to a good start The grand entrance was subtly lit and inviting setting the scene for the rest of the evening before we even set foot through its impressive glass doors and inside the restaurant boasted a cosy yet stylish interior with classic wooden furniture and luxurious textures creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere Once our coats were taken we were shown to our table a window table for two towards the back of the intimately sized restaurant The crisp white table linen and impressive flower displays combined for a feeling of sophistication and elegance The wine selection was no less than impressive but the lady who showed us to our table was more than knowledgeable and clearly capable of making a choice based on our preferences A dry sauvignon blanc proved the perfect accompaniment to the meal The menu itself was concise but made up of inventive specialist dishes and it wasn t long before the two of us had decided on all three of our courses We both opted for the starter recommended by one of the waiters that served us the Hen of Wood with toasted sourghough and it didn t disappoint The crunchy sourdough was a fitting contrast to the soft seasoned mushrooms and a tasty indication of what was to come For the main courses we chose the Hereford beef sirloin with wild mushroom grelot onions and shallots and the rump of lamb with ratte potatoes pipperade primo cabbage and caper sauce The portion sizes were generous enough to do the combination of flavours justice but still leave room for the full three courses and despite a full and vibrant restaurant each course was served promptly The meat was cooked to perfection and literally did melt in the mouth and the al dente vegetables and flavoursome sauce that both were served with were ideal accompaniments to such quality ingredients With just about enough room left for pudding we opted for the chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream and the quince souffl with honey ice cream Not the most health conscious of choices admittedly but definitely worth it The warm puddings and cold ice cream blended together for a real taste sensation The waiters couldn t have been more attentive either From topping up the table water to taking our orders neither of us could fault any one of them Aside from the outstanding quality of both the ingredients and the service the attention to detail made all the difference to our evening without a doubt The plates embossed with the Hart s logo were just one example of the little things that made the experience that extra bit special and the finishing touches that make the restaurant stand out From the front of house welcome through to the final course Hart s proved itself a well run establishment The both of us would highly recommend it to friends and family and we ll definitely be back to try more from the menu 37
The way to our    Hart   s    FOOD   DRINK  In a city bursting with an ever-growing population of restaurants and eateries...
38 Magnificent historic house FOOD DRINK Rum cocktails food and music from around the globe The UK s first travelling Rum Festival kicks off its 2017 tour here in Nottingham On Friday February 24 Studio 7 at Nottingham University will be hosting a brand new and original two day event that will see the launch of the UK s first travelling Rum Festival The Rum Festival will introduce you to over 100 different rums from around the globe combined with live entertainment great food and free giveaways Lucy Douglas the founder of the festival says The growth in the rum market and evolution in the variety of flavours and styles has been phenomenal over the last couple of years Having been to some amazing Beer Festivals and Gin Festivals we decided to set up something for rum drinkers somewhere fun where they could try new and exciting rums whilst listening to live music eating great food and be surrounded by like minded people Rum is the most diverse and versatile of the spirits Great on its own over ice perfectly blended with your favourite mixer or shaken up in a cocktail rum is the perfect drink for any occasion With a vast and diverse range of production methods and being produced all over the globe in varying climates every rum is different and there is something for everyone So what can you expect On arrival you will be greeted by a Rum un handed your Rum Festival glass a gift for you to take home and a brochure full of information on all the rums you can try fun facts about each of the suppliers and the suggested garnish to compliment your drink Rum can be grouped into six categories and that is how you ll find them at The Rum Festival White Golden Dark Navy Spiced or Overproofed but don t worry if you know nothing about rum there will be a welcoming team there to help you choose Drinks vouchers to taste the rums will be available from a stand in the main hall The drinks vouchers are 5 per drink and include a mixer of your choice and fresh garnish We think the best way is to buy a card of four for 20 and then go from there but you can purchase fewer or more of course if you like If you re new to rum don t worry the friendly Rum uns will recommend a few to get you going or tell you One of the world s top ten greatest mansions and grand houses Lonely Planet all about their favourites Throughout the event there will be live entertainment and dancing including steel drums and salsa live blogs from rum industry experts tasty food to buy and above all lots of fun At the Nottingham event The Rum Festival s cocktail team will be on hand to mix you some of the tastiest rum cocktails on the planet For more info check out www therumfestival co uk or email info therumfestival co uk Tickets start from just 7 50 booking fee and are on sale now Friday 24th February 2017 Evening Session 6 30pm 11 30pm Saturday 25th February 2017 Afternoon Session 12 30pm 5pm Saturday 25th February Evening Session 6 30pm 11 30pm Tickets available from www eventbrite co uk e the rum festivalnottingham tickets 29256917227 THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY FOR OVER 18 YEARS OLD YOU MAY BE ASKED FOR ID One of Britain s most magnificent historic houses Castle Howard is a beautiful 18th century residence set in the rolling Howardian Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty and a definite must see Just 15 miles from York Castle Howard sits in over 1 000 acres of stunning gardens dotted with statues temples fountains lakes and woodland In the house admire breathtaking architecture magnificent art and lavish interior d cor Taking over 100 years to complete the house was designed and built for Charles Howard the 3rd Earl of Carlisle by Sir John Vanbrugh who later went on to design Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Since it was built the house has always been lived in by the Howard family and today remains their home Fun Fact We call our team Rum Uns Rum un Rum One Someone who is a bit quirky who is a little bit naughty but still eminently loveable Photo courtesy of Mike Kipling The House Explore the house at your leisure with a friendly and knowledgeable guide in every room happy to share Castle Howard s stories Admire portraits of the Howard ancestors who shaped the history of this grand house before seeing elegant bedrooms with four poster beds and luxurious fabrics Walk along the Antique Passage lined with busts and statues collected on grand tours of Europe in the 1700s before marvelling at the Great Hall with its iconic dome rising over 20 metres above BBCs adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley A new seen on screen trail leaflet will lead visitors on a self guided tour of some of the most recognisable locations Decadent drawing rooms and dining rooms adorned with world renowned works of art and opulent furniture lead to the Long Gallery which sweeps the full width of the house and is decorated with fine Italian landscape paintings Eating and Shopping Castle Howard boasts beautiful scenery with sweeping vistas rolling parkland and formal gardens Relax in the tranquil 18th century walled garden complete with ornamental vegetable patch rose garden and traditional English country floral borders plus a picturesque carp pond Meander through idyllic woodlands relax by lakes and admire statues fountain and temples in the beautiful grounds An adventure playground tractor train boat rides and children s trail offers plenty of opportunity to run wild in the vast grounds Events The Gardens As Seen On Screen Castle Howard has been used as a location for a number of films since the 1960s most memorably as the Marchmain family home in the popular British television series Brideshead Revisited in 1981 reprising the role for a film version in 2008 More recently Castle Howard has featured in ITV s Victoria doubling for Kensington Palace and in the A range of caf s and restaurants offer a mouth watering selection of home made food Sit down to a delicious hot meal in the Fitzroy Room relax with a snack or share a selection of fresh seasonal dishes with friends at the Courtyard Caf sip a creamy cappuccino at the Coffee Shop or enjoy a light lunch overlooking the peaceful lake at the Boathouse Caf Castle Howard s gift shops are the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for friends and family including a unique jewellery collection inspired by the house In the farm shop a range of local and regional delicacies are available to buy A programme of events throughout the year include a Flower Festival Food Festival Motor Show Christmas opening and school holiday activities Castle Howard grounds and stable courtyard shops are open every day except Christmas day with the house open from April to early November and again for Christmas Visit www castlehoward co uk for the latest opening times and prices
38  Magnificent historic house  FOOD   DRINK  Rum, cocktails, food and music from around the globe The UK   s first travel...
38 Magnificent historic house FOOD DRINK Rum cocktails food and music from around the globe The UK s first travelling Rum Festival kicks off its 2017 tour here in Nottingham On Friday February 24 Studio 7 at Nottingham University will be hosting a brand new and original two day event that will see the launch of the UK s first travelling Rum Festival The Rum Festival will introduce you to over 100 different rums from around the globe combined with live entertainment great food and free giveaways Lucy Douglas the founder of the festival says The growth in the rum market and evolution in the variety of flavours and styles has been phenomenal over the last couple of years Having been to some amazing Beer Festivals and Gin Festivals we decided to set up something for rum drinkers somewhere fun where they could try new and exciting rums whilst listening to live music eating great food and be surrounded by like minded people Rum is the most diverse and versatile of the spirits Great on its own over ice perfectly blended with your favourite mixer or shaken up in a cocktail rum is the perfect drink for any occasion With a vast and diverse range of production methods and being produced all over the globe in varying climates every rum is different and there is something for everyone So what can you expect On arrival you will be greeted by a Rum un handed your Rum Festival glass a gift for you to take home and a brochure full of information on all the rums you can try fun facts about each of the suppliers and the suggested garnish to compliment your drink Rum can be grouped into six categories and that is how you ll find them at The Rum Festival White Golden Dark Navy Spiced or Overproofed but don t worry if you know nothing about rum there will be a welcoming team there to help you choose Drinks vouchers to taste the rums will be available from a stand in the main hall The drinks vouchers are 5 per drink and include a mixer of your choice and fresh garnish We think the best way is to buy a card of four for 20 and then go from there but you can purchase fewer or more of course if you like If you re new to rum don t worry the friendly Rum uns will recommend a few to get you going or tell you One of the world s top ten greatest mansions and grand houses Lonely Planet all about their favourites Throughout the event there will be live entertainment and dancing including steel drums and salsa live blogs from rum industry experts tasty food to buy and above all lots of fun At the Nottingham event The Rum Festival s cocktail team will be on hand to mix you some of the tastiest rum cocktails on the planet For more info check out www therumfestival co uk or email info therumfestival co uk Tickets start from just 7 50 booking fee and are on sale now Friday 24th February 2017 Evening Session 6 30pm 11 30pm Saturday 25th February 2017 Afternoon Session 12 30pm 5pm Saturday 25th February Evening Session 6 30pm 11 30pm Tickets available from www eventbrite co uk e the rum festivalnottingham tickets 29256917227 THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY FOR OVER 18 YEARS OLD YOU MAY BE ASKED FOR ID One of Britain s most magnificent historic houses Castle Howard is a beautiful 18th century residence set in the rolling Howardian Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty and a definite must see Just 15 miles from York Castle Howard sits in over 1 000 acres of stunning gardens dotted with statues temples fountains lakes and woodland In the house admire breathtaking architecture magnificent art and lavish interior d cor Taking over 100 years to complete the house was designed and built for Charles Howard the 3rd Earl of Carlisle by Sir John Vanbrugh who later went on to design Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Since it was built the house has always been lived in by the Howard family and today remains their home Fun Fact We call our team Rum Uns Rum un Rum One Someone who is a bit quirky who is a little bit naughty but still eminently loveable Photo courtesy of Mike Kipling The House Explore the house at your leisure with a friendly and knowledgeable guide in every room happy to share Castle Howard s stories Admire portraits of the Howard ancestors who shaped the history of this grand house before seeing elegant bedrooms with four poster beds and luxurious fabrics Walk along the Antique Passage lined with busts and statues collected on grand tours of Europe in the 1700s before marvelling at the Great Hall with its iconic dome rising over 20 metres above BBCs adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley A new seen on screen trail leaflet will lead visitors on a self guided tour of some of the most recognisable locations Decadent drawing rooms and dining rooms adorned with world renowned works of art and opulent furniture lead to the Long Gallery which sweeps the full width of the house and is decorated with fine Italian landscape paintings Eating and Shopping Castle Howard boasts beautiful scenery with sweeping vistas rolling parkland and formal gardens Relax in the tranquil 18th century walled garden complete with ornamental vegetable patch rose garden and traditional English country floral borders plus a picturesque carp pond Meander through idyllic woodlands relax by lakes and admire statues fountain and temples in the beautiful grounds An adventure playground tractor train boat rides and children s trail offers plenty of opportunity to run wild in the vast grounds Events The Gardens As Seen On Screen Castle Howard has been used as a location for a number of films since the 1960s most memorably as the Marchmain family home in the popular British television series Brideshead Revisited in 1981 reprising the role for a film version in 2008 More recently Castle Howard has featured in ITV s Victoria doubling for Kensington Palace and in the A range of caf s and restaurants offer a mouth watering selection of home made food Sit down to a delicious hot meal in the Fitzroy Room relax with a snack or share a selection of fresh seasonal dishes with friends at the Courtyard Caf sip a creamy cappuccino at the Coffee Shop or enjoy a light lunch overlooking the peaceful lake at the Boathouse Caf Castle Howard s gift shops are the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for friends and family including a unique jewellery collection inspired by the house In the farm shop a range of local and regional delicacies are available to buy A programme of events throughout the year include a Flower Festival Food Festival Motor Show Christmas opening and school holiday activities Castle Howard grounds and stable courtyard shops are open every day except Christmas day with the house open from April to early November and again for Christmas Visit www castlehoward co uk for the latest opening times and prices
38  Magnificent historic house  FOOD   DRINK  Rum, cocktails, food and music from around the globe The UK   s first travel...
DEBBIE BRYAN 40 DEBBIE BRYAN By Mackenzie Orrock 41 A Destination for Creatives The last few years have seen The Lace Market restored to its former glory earning back its reputation for being the creative hub of the city and Debbie Bryan is quite literally at the heart of it all Afternoon Tea and brooch line The original lace patterns and draughtsman s drawings that decorate the shop walls are a fitting tribute to the studio s historic location too and the industry the city is so famous for But sharing her passion for creation has always been the driving force behind the business and her craft workshops are without a doubt the studio s crowning glory Wreath Making and Speed Craft are among the most popular choices and the new and expanded space has opened up a wealth of creative opportunities on site for crafters and creatives of all ages and abilities When it s not full of busy hands and craft materials the workshop space doubles up as a tea room for shoppers and crafters alike Its mismatched chairs rustic wooden tables shabby chic furniture and decorative chalk boards create a unique eclectic atmosphere that makes it the perfect addition to the studio Tea and cake were always a big part of crafternoon events and customers wanted a permanent tea room explains Debbie and clearly their request didn t fall on deaf ears We re very reactive to what customers want they re almost leading the business she adds The homemade specialist theme that runs through the retail side of the business is mirrored in the tea room s menu too with dedicated vegan and gluten free menus and a focus on hearty quality produce Vegan sweet potato chickpeas and lime pie and falafel with red grape raisin apple pine nuts and hummus are just a couple of the inventive dishes on the menu that make it all too easy to turn a quick browse into a memorable afternoon out But the creative destination Debbie has been able to build over the last few years wouldn t have been possible without the team of creatives she works alongside A t first glance the Victorian studio is a quirky independent gift shop selling everything from clothing to art but in reality there s a lot more to discover than first meets the eye It s come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small studio space seven years ago too Having trained in textile design and worked trade shows all over the world creativity has always been a passion of Debbie s but when she first made the move to the big city from the small seaside town where she lived the place she still works from years later was nothing more than a quiet corner for her to work from Now the multifaceted space is split into a quirky retail shop and a pretty but practical caf and workshop that has seen the business grow from strength to strength combining shopping dining and creativity for a real city centre destination Being a design led studio means that many of the products Debbie sells are designed and handmade on site with clothing accessories soft furnishings and gifts being just some of what the range offers alongside her own scarf Everyone who works here is creative and everyone who works here cares says Debbie and it shows Each of the dedicated members of staff bring their own creative edge to the studio that helps set it apart from your average retail experience and Debbie prides herself on giving them the opportunity to grow and have their ideas turned into realities Nottingham s Queen of Creativity is focused on the creatives of the future too having set up her very own training academy for creative apprentices Employing apprentices is something Debbie believes to be hugely beneficial to independent businesses like her own and by training and working alongside young people looking for a pathway into a creative career her sister company The Nottingham Craft Academy invests a huge amount into the creative industry especially locally She s even been approached by the council and in doing so has been able to create funding opportunities for both businesses and apprentices This is so much bigger than my own business she comments But while that may be the case her own business is undeniably thriving alongside her new venture with the caf expansion and new menu seeing her crowned Nottingham s Best Independent Business for 2016 by the Nottingham BID Up against tough competition from restaurants and eateries like Annie s Burger Shack it s a title Debbie never expected to win but herself and the team couldn t be happier that all the hard work and dedication they have put into the business especially over the last few years has been recognised They aren t showing any signs of slowing down though with 2017 promising to build on this success offering more bespoke buys hands on workshops and creative opportunities than ever before From finding the perfect gift to a catch up with an old friend over coffee or a chance to try your hand at something new Debbie Bryan really is one of The Lace Market s hidden gems and a must visit destination for creative minds Visit www debbiebryan co uk for more information Competition Tempted to try an Afternoon Tea at Debbie Bryan To be in with a chance of winning a Valentine s Cream Tea Taster for two at Debbie Bryan simply answer the following question What is the name of Debbie Bryan s training academy The first correct answer pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 10 02 17 Please email your answers to phil cound nottsinfocus co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Debbie Bryan Competition 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful
DEBBIE BRYAN  40  DEBBIE BRYAN  By Mackenzie Orrock  41  A Destination for Creatives The last few years have seen The Lace...
DEBBIE BRYAN 40 DEBBIE BRYAN By Mackenzie Orrock 41 A Destination for Creatives The last few years have seen The Lace Market restored to its former glory earning back its reputation for being the creative hub of the city and Debbie Bryan is quite literally at the heart of it all Afternoon Tea and brooch line The original lace patterns and draughtsman s drawings that decorate the shop walls are a fitting tribute to the studio s historic location too and the industry the city is so famous for But sharing her passion for creation has always been the driving force behind the business and her craft workshops are without a doubt the studio s crowning glory Wreath Making and Speed Craft are among the most popular choices and the new and expanded space has opened up a wealth of creative opportunities on site for crafters and creatives of all ages and abilities When it s not full of busy hands and craft materials the workshop space doubles up as a tea room for shoppers and crafters alike Its mismatched chairs rustic wooden tables shabby chic furniture and decorative chalk boards create a unique eclectic atmosphere that makes it the perfect addition to the studio Tea and cake were always a big part of crafternoon events and customers wanted a permanent tea room explains Debbie and clearly their request didn t fall on deaf ears We re very reactive to what customers want they re almost leading the business she adds The homemade specialist theme that runs through the retail side of the business is mirrored in the tea room s menu too with dedicated vegan and gluten free menus and a focus on hearty quality produce Vegan sweet potato chickpeas and lime pie and falafel with red grape raisin apple pine nuts and hummus are just a couple of the inventive dishes on the menu that make it all too easy to turn a quick browse into a memorable afternoon out But the creative destination Debbie has been able to build over the last few years wouldn t have been possible without the team of creatives she works alongside A t first glance the Victorian studio is a quirky independent gift shop selling everything from clothing to art but in reality there s a lot more to discover than first meets the eye It s come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small studio space seven years ago too Having trained in textile design and worked trade shows all over the world creativity has always been a passion of Debbie s but when she first made the move to the big city from the small seaside town where she lived the place she still works from years later was nothing more than a quiet corner for her to work from Now the multifaceted space is split into a quirky retail shop and a pretty but practical caf and workshop that has seen the business grow from strength to strength combining shopping dining and creativity for a real city centre destination Being a design led studio means that many of the products Debbie sells are designed and handmade on site with clothing accessories soft furnishings and gifts being just some of what the range offers alongside her own scarf Everyone who works here is creative and everyone who works here cares says Debbie and it shows Each of the dedicated members of staff bring their own creative edge to the studio that helps set it apart from your average retail experience and Debbie prides herself on giving them the opportunity to grow and have their ideas turned into realities Nottingham s Queen of Creativity is focused on the creatives of the future too having set up her very own training academy for creative apprentices Employing apprentices is something Debbie believes to be hugely beneficial to independent businesses like her own and by training and working alongside young people looking for a pathway into a creative career her sister company The Nottingham Craft Academy invests a huge amount into the creative industry especially locally She s even been approached by the council and in doing so has been able to create funding opportunities for both businesses and apprentices This is so much bigger than my own business she comments But while that may be the case her own business is undeniably thriving alongside her new venture with the caf expansion and new menu seeing her crowned Nottingham s Best Independent Business for 2016 by the Nottingham BID Up against tough competition from restaurants and eateries like Annie s Burger Shack it s a title Debbie never expected to win but herself and the team couldn t be happier that all the hard work and dedication they have put into the business especially over the last few years has been recognised They aren t showing any signs of slowing down though with 2017 promising to build on this success offering more bespoke buys hands on workshops and creative opportunities than ever before From finding the perfect gift to a catch up with an old friend over coffee or a chance to try your hand at something new Debbie Bryan really is one of The Lace Market s hidden gems and a must visit destination for creative minds Visit www debbiebryan co uk for more information Competition Tempted to try an Afternoon Tea at Debbie Bryan To be in with a chance of winning a Valentine s Cream Tea Taster for two at Debbie Bryan simply answer the following question What is the name of Debbie Bryan s training academy The first correct answer pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 10 02 17 Please email your answers to phil cound nottsinfocus co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Debbie Bryan Competition 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful
DEBBIE BRYAN  40  DEBBIE BRYAN  By Mackenzie Orrock  41  A Destination for Creatives The last few years have seen The Lace...
42 NEWARK VALENTINE S Your 43 Valentine s Day Covered The most romantic day of the year is almost here but panic not if you re still on the hunt for the perfect pressie or date night outfit Flying Horse Walk has got you covered We visit the boutique Nottingham shopping arcade Marie Jo at Jolie Lingerie Flying Horse Walk Avero Round Shape Padded Bra Marie Jo 64 95 Avero Rio Brief Marie Jo 31 95 Avero Suspender Belt Marie Jo 47 95 Sara Stockings Trasparenze 6 99 Gigi Bottega Flying Horse Walk Stella McCartney Falabella Clutch Bag in Black 260 Orange Valentino Rockstud Purse 410 Cathy Stephens Jewellery Flying Horse Walk Silver and Amethyst Pendant 299 Silver and Blue Topaz Pendant 272 Silver and Tanzanite Pendant 273 Silver Bangle with Peridot Amethyst Aquamarine and Blue Topaz 783 Brew Cavern Flying Horse Walk Prices vary depending on the chosen products George Thornton Art Flying Horse Walk Title Soul Mates Artist Louise McNaught Medium Signed limited edition Price 500 framed Discover Newark s Hidden N ewark on Trent is an East Midlands gem that is fast becoming the place to visit it boasts one of the finest Georgian market squares in the UK and has many wonderful places to explore and to stay Whether you prefer an award winning Boutique Hotel elegant Guest House a chic Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering there is a wide choice of accommodation in and within a few miles of the town Newark Accommodation Providers NAP www visit newark co uk is a group of twenty plus independent establishments who go the extra mile to make your stay that little bit special and memorable Newark is a market town steeped in history with its dramatic castle guarding the gateway to the town where King John was poisoned and died The Castle features prominently in the newly opened National Civil War Centre telling the story of how Oliver Cromwell fought battles against the Royalists and how Newark came under siege on three occasions The area is within easy reach of Nottingham for the sporting and cultural centres the Roman City of Lincoln with its Castle and Cathedral and on the edge of Sherwood Forest home of Robin Hood Newark is the perfect base for exploring the heart of England or a stop over en route to the North You can be sure of great hospitality and charm wherever you choose to stay Newark has a year long programme of events from Continental Markets Jazz Music in the Riverside Park Food Festivals Carnivals to Civil War re enactments Gems Newark on Trent is the perfect place for a mid or weekend break it hosts Europe s largest Antiques Fair which is held six times a year and is close to Southwell Racecourse with its all weather track hosting races throughout the year The National Trust s Southwell Workhouse and the spectacular Southwell Minster are on the doorstep Newark Showground is a venue for many interesting events including the premier two day Nottinghamshire County Show September sees the Sutton on Trent s annual Steam Threshing Festival Waddington Air show the RAF s premier aviation spectacular is held annually and Newark on Trent with its excellent range of good value B B s Guest Houses and Hotels caters for both visitors and exhibitors and are within easy reach of these venues It doesn t have to be tricky finding your loved one the best gift for Valentine s Day From a stylish fashion accessory to a tasty treat for food lovers the stores in Nottingham s Flying Horse Walk have a range of goods suitable for your partner Located between the South Parade and St Peter s Gate Flying Horse Walk is an eclectic mix of high end boutiques offering luxury products for the shoppers of Nottingham But first to get you date night ready head to fashion boutique Gigi Bottega Owned by mother and daughter duo Gabriella and Debra Trivigno the pair stock a range of high end designer pieces from the likes of Prada Burberry Stella McCartney and Versace The boutique is sure to stock the perfect outfit for a Valentine s Day evening how about opting for a classic little black dress teamed with statement shoes and accessories For the boys Slaters will have you looking suited and booted for V Day The national brand has a large store located in Nottingham s Flying Horse Walk with a specialist team of tailors and seamstresses The retailer stocks a number of shirt and suit brands as well as smart shoes and accessories And to finish off your look the talented barbers at Brik Squared Barbershop will have you looking trim in no time The iconic Nottingham barbers shop which also has premises in Byard Lane offer a range of men s haircuts as well as beard trims and products to keep you looking sharp When it comes to the presents if your other half is partial to a tipple or two the Brew Cavern is a haven of craft beers ales and ciders sourced from local national and international breweries The team at the world beer store carefully select exciting new products every week which can be packaged together to make the ideal present How about this for a hint everyone knows jewellery is a fail safe gift for the lady in your life Whether you opt for silver or gold or even a hint of diamond Cathy Stephens Jewellery will help you find that special something The store has been trading in Nottingham for over 30 years and has been an occupant in Flying Horse Walk since 1989 The Nottingham based company sells a wide selection of jewellery items including necklaces bracelets rings brooches and earrings in a range of metals and stones If you fancy looking your best from head to toe treat yourself and your partner to a stylish new lingerie set Whether you opt for a touch of lace or sophisticated sheer panelling Jolie Lingerie in Flying Horse Walk is a specialist independent boutique stocking a range of well known brands This includes Prima Donna Marie Jo Aubade Fantasia and Freya many of which are available in cup sizes A to K and band sizes 28 to 48 All of the staff are professionally trained fitters to help you find the best set and fit for you Valentine s Day doesn t have to mean booking a table at an expensive restaurant why not stay in and cook a meal at home using quality ingredients from The Cheese Shop Nottingham The family run delicatessen was founded nearly 20 years ago and is dedicated to supplying the best local national and international produce available on the market They stock over 200 British cheeses as well as continental cheese condiments chocolates and desserts But if you re not in the mood for a romantic evening of love and would prefer an evening out drinking cocktails with your friends up the glitz and glamour with a gown from Pearl Boutique The fashion store has a unique collection of evening gowns that will have you ready to hit the town in no time
42  NEWARK  VALENTINE   S  Your  43  Valentine   s Day Covered  The most romantic day of the year is almost here but panic...
42 NEWARK VALENTINE S Your 43 Valentine s Day Covered The most romantic day of the year is almost here but panic not if you re still on the hunt for the perfect pressie or date night outfit Flying Horse Walk has got you covered We visit the boutique Nottingham shopping arcade Marie Jo at Jolie Lingerie Flying Horse Walk Avero Round Shape Padded Bra Marie Jo 64 95 Avero Rio Brief Marie Jo 31 95 Avero Suspender Belt Marie Jo 47 95 Sara Stockings Trasparenze 6 99 Gigi Bottega Flying Horse Walk Stella McCartney Falabella Clutch Bag in Black 260 Orange Valentino Rockstud Purse 410 Cathy Stephens Jewellery Flying Horse Walk Silver and Amethyst Pendant 299 Silver and Blue Topaz Pendant 272 Silver and Tanzanite Pendant 273 Silver Bangle with Peridot Amethyst Aquamarine and Blue Topaz 783 Brew Cavern Flying Horse Walk Prices vary depending on the chosen products George Thornton Art Flying Horse Walk Title Soul Mates Artist Louise McNaught Medium Signed limited edition Price 500 framed Discover Newark s Hidden N ewark on Trent is an East Midlands gem that is fast becoming the place to visit it boasts one of the finest Georgian market squares in the UK and has many wonderful places to explore and to stay Whether you prefer an award winning Boutique Hotel elegant Guest House a chic Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering there is a wide choice of accommodation in and within a few miles of the town Newark Accommodation Providers NAP www visit newark co uk is a group of twenty plus independent establishments who go the extra mile to make your stay that little bit special and memorable Newark is a market town steeped in history with its dramatic castle guarding the gateway to the town where King John was poisoned and died The Castle features prominently in the newly opened National Civil War Centre telling the story of how Oliver Cromwell fought battles against the Royalists and how Newark came under siege on three occasions The area is within easy reach of Nottingham for the sporting and cultural centres the Roman City of Lincoln with its Castle and Cathedral and on the edge of Sherwood Forest home of Robin Hood Newark is the perfect base for exploring the heart of England or a stop over en route to the North You can be sure of great hospitality and charm wherever you choose to stay Newark has a year long programme of events from Continental Markets Jazz Music in the Riverside Park Food Festivals Carnivals to Civil War re enactments Gems Newark on Trent is the perfect place for a mid or weekend break it hosts Europe s largest Antiques Fair which is held six times a year and is close to Southwell Racecourse with its all weather track hosting races throughout the year The National Trust s Southwell Workhouse and the spectacular Southwell Minster are on the doorstep Newark Showground is a venue for many interesting events including the premier two day Nottinghamshire County Show September sees the Sutton on Trent s annual Steam Threshing Festival Waddington Air show the RAF s premier aviation spectacular is held annually and Newark on Trent with its excellent range of good value B B s Guest Houses and Hotels caters for both visitors and exhibitors and are within easy reach of these venues It doesn t have to be tricky finding your loved one the best gift for Valentine s Day From a stylish fashion accessory to a tasty treat for food lovers the stores in Nottingham s Flying Horse Walk have a range of goods suitable for your partner Located between the South Parade and St Peter s Gate Flying Horse Walk is an eclectic mix of high end boutiques offering luxury products for the shoppers of Nottingham But first to get you date night ready head to fashion boutique Gigi Bottega Owned by mother and daughter duo Gabriella and Debra Trivigno the pair stock a range of high end designer pieces from the likes of Prada Burberry Stella McCartney and Versace The boutique is sure to stock the perfect outfit for a Valentine s Day evening how about opting for a classic little black dress teamed with statement shoes and accessories For the boys Slaters will have you looking suited and booted for V Day The national brand has a large store located in Nottingham s Flying Horse Walk with a specialist team of tailors and seamstresses The retailer stocks a number of shirt and suit brands as well as smart shoes and accessories And to finish off your look the talented barbers at Brik Squared Barbershop will have you looking trim in no time The iconic Nottingham barbers shop which also has premises in Byard Lane offer a range of men s haircuts as well as beard trims and products to keep you looking sharp When it comes to the presents if your other half is partial to a tipple or two the Brew Cavern is a haven of craft beers ales and ciders sourced from local national and international breweries The team at the world beer store carefully select exciting new products every week which can be packaged together to make the ideal present How about this for a hint everyone knows jewellery is a fail safe gift for the lady in your life Whether you opt for silver or gold or even a hint of diamond Cathy Stephens Jewellery will help you find that special something The store has been trading in Nottingham for over 30 years and has been an occupant in Flying Horse Walk since 1989 The Nottingham based company sells a wide selection of jewellery items including necklaces bracelets rings brooches and earrings in a range of metals and stones If you fancy looking your best from head to toe treat yourself and your partner to a stylish new lingerie set Whether you opt for a touch of lace or sophisticated sheer panelling Jolie Lingerie in Flying Horse Walk is a specialist independent boutique stocking a range of well known brands This includes Prima Donna Marie Jo Aubade Fantasia and Freya many of which are available in cup sizes A to K and band sizes 28 to 48 All of the staff are professionally trained fitters to help you find the best set and fit for you Valentine s Day doesn t have to mean booking a table at an expensive restaurant why not stay in and cook a meal at home using quality ingredients from The Cheese Shop Nottingham The family run delicatessen was founded nearly 20 years ago and is dedicated to supplying the best local national and international produce available on the market They stock over 200 British cheeses as well as continental cheese condiments chocolates and desserts But if you re not in the mood for a romantic evening of love and would prefer an evening out drinking cocktails with your friends up the glitz and glamour with a gown from Pearl Boutique The fashion store has a unique collection of evening gowns that will have you ready to hit the town in no time
42  NEWARK  VALENTINE   S  Your  43  Valentine   s Day Covered  The most romantic day of the year is almost here but panic...
VALENTINE S 44 45 Get Personal This Valentine s Day Boots UK recognises the importance of each and every gift given on Valentine s Day especially when you re giving the gift of beauty That s why it s bringing a new beauty experience to life both online and in more than 100 stores nationwide This Valentine s you can make the gift of beauty even more personal by having your chosen gift engraved with the message of your choice Whether it s the name of a loved one or a simple Happy Valentine s Day Boots is committed to raising the health and happiness of the nation one very special gift at a time Immerse yourself in personalised beauty from creating your very own makeup palette with your colours of choice to picking your perfect combination of three products all beautifully boxed Also with the engraving service you can add a personal touch to your beauty gifts from fragrances to makeup brushes to the ribbons that wrap the presents It there s a beauty lover in your life this Valentine s why not visit your nearest personalisation station in store or online and make their very own gift of beauty Personalised Fragrance A perfume can evoke a mood or memory with just a spritz and it can be different for every single person why not enhance the personalised experience with an engraving on your loved one s signature scent Engraving is a simple but perfect way to personalise this year s fragrance trends such as Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris or the gorgeous new Si from Giorgio Armarni The gift of personalisation means your loved ones will be bang on trend whilst still retaining individuality that separates them from the crowd Personalised Makeup Bag What to buy the beauty lover who has everything How about the chicest way to carry their stash With of course a personalised twist From fresh and girly at Champney s to sleek and professional at NYX we have the perfect makeup bag for every product junkie and they ll love you even more when they know it ll be that much harder for someone to nab their new No7 lipstick Personalised Products If there s a certain beauty gift you just know they will love add that extra something special with a personalised image and name A perfect addition to any dressing table Can be personalised on the kiosk in lab stores within 1 hour for an additional 1 in selected stores The female sample set includes Stella McCartney POP EDP Hugo Boss BOSS the Scent for Her EDP Paco Rabanne Black XS for Her EDT Lacoste L 12 12 pour Elle sparkling EDT Jimmy Choo EDP and Moschino Fresh Couture EDT The male sample set includes Issey Miyake L eau D issey EDT Versace Eros EDT Hugo Boss BOSS The Scent EDT Lacoste L 12 12 EDT and Paco Rabanne Black XS for Him EDT Smell Gorgeous with Personalised Fragrance at Boots UK From the newest brands and extra personal touches to Fragrance Story Books here s a gorgeous selection of what beautiful fragrance gifts are available at Boots UK this year YSL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum 50ml 68 131 per 100ml Capturing the scent of love and inspired by Paris the YSL Beaute range introduces this beautiful perfume Alexander McQueen Eau de Parfum 50ml 74 50 149 per 100ml If you re looking for something new why not treat her to this pretty fragrance from the house of Alexander McQueen created to exude an eternal freshness She s sure to love the gorgeous refreshing scent and also the beautiful pink and black bottle Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau De Parfum 100ml 86 Gift your special someone with the glamorous Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum Inspired by feminine glamour and sophistication this indulgent scent is sure to be enjoyed Aramis Blockbuster Gift Set 85 Encased in a luxurious leather look box and packed full with Eau de Toilette Spray After Shave Shaving Balm Shampoo and Deodorant this Aramis collection will keep him smelling his best and feeling refreshed in the New Year Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria Eau de Parfum 30ml 34 113 13 per 100ml A modern and rich fragrance this new perfume from Calvin Klein is another one that s sure to put a smile of her face Fragrance Sampler Gift Set for Him or for Her 40 If you re unsure what fragrance to buy your special someone go for this fragrance sample set Coming in his and her versions the set includes a selection of perfumes or after shaves in sample sizes so they can try a few different ones A voucher is included in the gift set allowing your loved one to redeem a full size bottle of whatever one they like best
VALENTINE   S  44  45  Get Personal This Valentine   s Day       Boots UK recognises the importance of each and every gift...
VALENTINE S 44 45 Get Personal This Valentine s Day Boots UK recognises the importance of each and every gift given on Valentine s Day especially when you re giving the gift of beauty That s why it s bringing a new beauty experience to life both online and in more than 100 stores nationwide This Valentine s you can make the gift of beauty even more personal by having your chosen gift engraved with the message of your choice Whether it s the name of a loved one or a simple Happy Valentine s Day Boots is committed to raising the health and happiness of the nation one very special gift at a time Immerse yourself in personalised beauty from creating your very own makeup palette with your colours of choice to picking your perfect combination of three products all beautifully boxed Also with the engraving service you can add a personal touch to your beauty gifts from fragrances to makeup brushes to the ribbons that wrap the presents It there s a beauty lover in your life this Valentine s why not visit your nearest personalisation station in store or online and make their very own gift of beauty Personalised Fragrance A perfume can evoke a mood or memory with just a spritz and it can be different for every single person why not enhance the personalised experience with an engraving on your loved one s signature scent Engraving is a simple but perfect way to personalise this year s fragrance trends such as Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris or the gorgeous new Si from Giorgio Armarni The gift of personalisation means your loved ones will be bang on trend whilst still retaining individuality that separates them from the crowd Personalised Makeup Bag What to buy the beauty lover who has everything How about the chicest way to carry their stash With of course a personalised twist From fresh and girly at Champney s to sleek and professional at NYX we have the perfect makeup bag for every product junkie and they ll love you even more when they know it ll be that much harder for someone to nab their new No7 lipstick Personalised Products If there s a certain beauty gift you just know they will love add that extra something special with a personalised image and name A perfect addition to any dressing table Can be personalised on the kiosk in lab stores within 1 hour for an additional 1 in selected stores The female sample set includes Stella McCartney POP EDP Hugo Boss BOSS the Scent for Her EDP Paco Rabanne Black XS for Her EDT Lacoste L 12 12 pour Elle sparkling EDT Jimmy Choo EDP and Moschino Fresh Couture EDT The male sample set includes Issey Miyake L eau D issey EDT Versace Eros EDT Hugo Boss BOSS The Scent EDT Lacoste L 12 12 EDT and Paco Rabanne Black XS for Him EDT Smell Gorgeous with Personalised Fragrance at Boots UK From the newest brands and extra personal touches to Fragrance Story Books here s a gorgeous selection of what beautiful fragrance gifts are available at Boots UK this year YSL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum 50ml 68 131 per 100ml Capturing the scent of love and inspired by Paris the YSL Beaute range introduces this beautiful perfume Alexander McQueen Eau de Parfum 50ml 74 50 149 per 100ml If you re looking for something new why not treat her to this pretty fragrance from the house of Alexander McQueen created to exude an eternal freshness She s sure to love the gorgeous refreshing scent and also the beautiful pink and black bottle Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau De Parfum 100ml 86 Gift your special someone with the glamorous Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum Inspired by feminine glamour and sophistication this indulgent scent is sure to be enjoyed Aramis Blockbuster Gift Set 85 Encased in a luxurious leather look box and packed full with Eau de Toilette Spray After Shave Shaving Balm Shampoo and Deodorant this Aramis collection will keep him smelling his best and feeling refreshed in the New Year Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria Eau de Parfum 30ml 34 113 13 per 100ml A modern and rich fragrance this new perfume from Calvin Klein is another one that s sure to put a smile of her face Fragrance Sampler Gift Set for Him or for Her 40 If you re unsure what fragrance to buy your special someone go for this fragrance sample set Coming in his and her versions the set includes a selection of perfumes or after shaves in sample sizes so they can try a few different ones A voucher is included in the gift set allowing your loved one to redeem a full size bottle of whatever one they like best
VALENTINE   S  44  45  Get Personal This Valentine   s Day       Boots UK recognises the importance of each and every gift...
VALENTINE S 46 Valentine s Gift Guide With Christmas finally behind us you might have thought you d gotten away with the gift giving for another year but the nation s least favourite saint is back to prove you wrong Thinking outside the box when it comes to Valentine s gifts is no easy task either especially for the couples who ve been doing it for years We ve put together some ideas that ll work for both him and her Photo Album Have your favourite photos together printed for an album or create one digitally online for a personal and sentimental gift they ll treasure for years to come A Trip Book an activity or an experience the two of you can enjoy together Tickets Buying tickets for a band your other half likes or an important match makes the perfect gift for the person who has everything Box Set Whether it s a collection of their most read books or the TV series they binge watched over Christmas investing in the box set means they can enjoy it time and time again Homemade Hamper Put together a selection of his her favourite things fragrance shower gels books candles snacks etc for a Valentine s gift that keeps on giving 47
VALENTINE   S  46  Valentine   s Gift Guide With Christmas finally behind us, you might have thought you   d gotten away w...
VALENTINE S 46 Valentine s Gift Guide With Christmas finally behind us you might have thought you d gotten away with the gift giving for another year but the nation s least favourite saint is back to prove you wrong Thinking outside the box when it comes to Valentine s gifts is no easy task either especially for the couples who ve been doing it for years We ve put together some ideas that ll work for both him and her Photo Album Have your favourite photos together printed for an album or create one digitally online for a personal and sentimental gift they ll treasure for years to come A Trip Book an activity or an experience the two of you can enjoy together Tickets Buying tickets for a band your other half likes or an important match makes the perfect gift for the person who has everything Box Set Whether it s a collection of their most read books or the TV series they binge watched over Christmas investing in the box set means they can enjoy it time and time again Homemade Hamper Put together a selection of his her favourite things fragrance shower gels books candles snacks etc for a Valentine s gift that keeps on giving 47
VALENTINE   S  46  Valentine   s Gift Guide With Christmas finally behind us, you might have thought you   d gotten away w...
48 VALENTINE S 49 21st Century Flowers B loom Wild is a British florist that makes sending design led flowers online a joy finally through their best in class website and apps Recipients equally enjoy their experience as Bloom Wild s bouquets are sent through the letterbox meaning the recipient doesn t need to be home Their flowers are freshly cut each bloom individually netted in bud and hand packed in the innovative letterbox packaging allowing customers to enjoy the full life of cut flowers from bud to bloom The majority of Bloom Wild customers report that their blooms last over two weeks or more Visit www bloomandwild com for more information Escape in 2017 The Poppy 35 Filled with poppy pods spray roses bupleurum and cerise roses The Adele 30 Filled with green bell peach lisianthus and white alstroemeria The Anastasia 55 Filled with over 2 dozen roses and fragrant eucalyptus the Bloom and Wild florist has designed the ultimate romantic gesture The Felicity 35 Filled with eucalyptus bloom chrysanthemums white astrantia and morning dew roses Photo courtesy of Golden Holidays p54
48  VALENTINE   S  49  21st Century Flowers  B  loom   Wild is a British florist that makes sending design-led flowers onl...
48 VALENTINE S 49 21st Century Flowers B loom Wild is a British florist that makes sending design led flowers online a joy finally through their best in class website and apps Recipients equally enjoy their experience as Bloom Wild s bouquets are sent through the letterbox meaning the recipient doesn t need to be home Their flowers are freshly cut each bloom individually netted in bud and hand packed in the innovative letterbox packaging allowing customers to enjoy the full life of cut flowers from bud to bloom The majority of Bloom Wild customers report that their blooms last over two weeks or more Visit www bloomandwild com for more information Escape in 2017 The Poppy 35 Filled with poppy pods spray roses bupleurum and cerise roses The Adele 30 Filled with green bell peach lisianthus and white alstroemeria The Anastasia 55 Filled with over 2 dozen roses and fragrant eucalyptus the Bloom and Wild florist has designed the ultimate romantic gesture The Felicity 35 Filled with eucalyptus bloom chrysanthemums white astrantia and morning dew roses Photo courtesy of Golden Holidays p54
48  VALENTINE   S  49  21st Century Flowers  B  loom   Wild is a British florist that makes sending design-led flowers onl...
50 HOLIDAYS EXPLORING EUROPE Magnificent Majorca 51 Courtesy of Stuart Pearce and from the award winning pubs The White Swan and The Fairfax Arms for the ultimate indulgent experience Visit www studfordluxurylodges com or call 01439 788991 for more information Courtesy of Emily Benet decking areas the lodges accommodate up to six guests and the modern wood burners and underfloor heating are the perfect cosy additions that make a stay at Studford Luxury Lodges an option all year round Cycling walking and golfing are just some of the activities guests can take part in nearby and with heritage sites such as Castle Howard and Byland Abbey nearby there s plenty on offer for the more cultural visitor Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley mean it s an ideal stay for families too But if the English weather lives up to its reputation 60 inch plasma TVs luxurious leather sofas king sized beds games consoles and free Wi Fi are just some of the facilities available at the lodges to keep guests entertained throughout their stay and a personal chauffeur service even takes them to Courtesy of James Bennett Nestled in a quiet corner of the Yorkshire countryside Studford Luxury Lodges are the perfect destination for a weekend of relaxation Enjoy picturesque woodland views and top quality accommodation all from the comfort of your own lodge and discover the very best that a break in Britain has to offer Inspired to create a luxurious destination for self catering holiday accommodation Studford Luxury Lodges owners and brothers Rob and Ed Fawcett transformed part of their private woodland into just that The self catering tree houses on site give guests the chance to sleep up in the treetops unwind in the sauna and watch the sun go down in the privacy of their very own hot tub Boasting three double en suite rooms spacious open plan living areas and private Cala Mayor beach courtesy of SeeMallorca The Ultimate Luxury Break An island with glorious beaches majestic mountains a wealth of historical buildings cultural experiences The stunning set of the recent TV sensation The Night Manager with a gastronomic capital that has fast earned itself a reputation amongst the most discerning of foodies a rich cultural history that offers so much for lovers of art and history and a myriad of outdoor pursuits Majorca is the Mediterranean island that has it all Beaches With over 500km of coastline there are 200 plus beaches to choose from in Majorca Many of the best beaches are backed by holiday resorts and have great facilities shops cafes sun loungers watersports Equally there are vast stretches of beach where there has been no development and virgin beaches where Caribbean esque seas await you The east coast is the place to go for beautiful sandy coves with sparkling seas ideal for sailing and snorkelling There are some great beach clubs to enjoy too with their party atmosphere and glamorous settings or try one of the beach bars where you can just hang out and enjoy the views Culture With its rich history Majorca has many remarkable sights to explore with castles ruins cathedrals monasteries grand manor houses gardens and a host of art galleries and museums The capital city of Palma is the place to marvel at impressive architecture and many of the historic buildings have been transformed into luxurious boutique hotels The enormous Gothic cathedral is the dominant structure in Palma Behind it is the pedestrianised historic centre with its maze of narrow streets hiding museums palaces and exquisite courtyards Palma is also home to the most varied nightlife with a thriving arts scene a lively cafe society quality restaurants and a host of late night bars clubs Things to do Walking and hiking are popular activities and there are many trails with clear signage suitable for all abilities Explore the protected Natural Parks in all four corners of Majorca or the rugged and beautiful Tramuntana mountains that run down the west coast Cycling is massive in Majorca it s a well established destination for the professional road cycling teams during the off season They enjoy the mountainous terrain but there are less demanding routes along the coast or inland around the agricultural heartland The warm and dry climate is perfect for golfers and there are around twenty golf courses throughout the island For those with families there are waterparks in the main resorts of Playa de Palma Magaluf and Alcudia along with adventure parks and a host of other family attractions to enjoy Visit www seemallorca com to find out more
50  HOLIDAYS  EXPLORING EUROPE  Magnificent Majorca  51  Courtesy of Stuart Pearce  and from the award winning pubs, The W...
50 HOLIDAYS EXPLORING EUROPE Magnificent Majorca 51 Courtesy of Stuart Pearce and from the award winning pubs The White Swan and The Fairfax Arms for the ultimate indulgent experience Visit www studfordluxurylodges com or call 01439 788991 for more information Courtesy of Emily Benet decking areas the lodges accommodate up to six guests and the modern wood burners and underfloor heating are the perfect cosy additions that make a stay at Studford Luxury Lodges an option all year round Cycling walking and golfing are just some of the activities guests can take part in nearby and with heritage sites such as Castle Howard and Byland Abbey nearby there s plenty on offer for the more cultural visitor Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley mean it s an ideal stay for families too But if the English weather lives up to its reputation 60 inch plasma TVs luxurious leather sofas king sized beds games consoles and free Wi Fi are just some of the facilities available at the lodges to keep guests entertained throughout their stay and a personal chauffeur service even takes them to Courtesy of James Bennett Nestled in a quiet corner of the Yorkshire countryside Studford Luxury Lodges are the perfect destination for a weekend of relaxation Enjoy picturesque woodland views and top quality accommodation all from the comfort of your own lodge and discover the very best that a break in Britain has to offer Inspired to create a luxurious destination for self catering holiday accommodation Studford Luxury Lodges owners and brothers Rob and Ed Fawcett transformed part of their private woodland into just that The self catering tree houses on site give guests the chance to sleep up in the treetops unwind in the sauna and watch the sun go down in the privacy of their very own hot tub Boasting three double en suite rooms spacious open plan living areas and private Cala Mayor beach courtesy of SeeMallorca The Ultimate Luxury Break An island with glorious beaches majestic mountains a wealth of historical buildings cultural experiences The stunning set of the recent TV sensation The Night Manager with a gastronomic capital that has fast earned itself a reputation amongst the most discerning of foodies a rich cultural history that offers so much for lovers of art and history and a myriad of outdoor pursuits Majorca is the Mediterranean island that has it all Beaches With over 500km of coastline there are 200 plus beaches to choose from in Majorca Many of the best beaches are backed by holiday resorts and have great facilities shops cafes sun loungers watersports Equally there are vast stretches of beach where there has been no development and virgin beaches where Caribbean esque seas await you The east coast is the place to go for beautiful sandy coves with sparkling seas ideal for sailing and snorkelling There are some great beach clubs to enjoy too with their party atmosphere and glamorous settings or try one of the beach bars where you can just hang out and enjoy the views Culture With its rich history Majorca has many remarkable sights to explore with castles ruins cathedrals monasteries grand manor houses gardens and a host of art galleries and museums The capital city of Palma is the place to marvel at impressive architecture and many of the historic buildings have been transformed into luxurious boutique hotels The enormous Gothic cathedral is the dominant structure in Palma Behind it is the pedestrianised historic centre with its maze of narrow streets hiding museums palaces and exquisite courtyards Palma is also home to the most varied nightlife with a thriving arts scene a lively cafe society quality restaurants and a host of late night bars clubs Things to do Walking and hiking are popular activities and there are many trails with clear signage suitable for all abilities Explore the protected Natural Parks in all four corners of Majorca or the rugged and beautiful Tramuntana mountains that run down the west coast Cycling is massive in Majorca it s a well established destination for the professional road cycling teams during the off season They enjoy the mountainous terrain but there are less demanding routes along the coast or inland around the agricultural heartland The warm and dry climate is perfect for golfers and there are around twenty golf courses throughout the island For those with families there are waterparks in the main resorts of Playa de Palma Magaluf and Alcudia along with adventure parks and a host of other family attractions to enjoy Visit www seemallorca com to find out more
50  HOLIDAYS  EXPLORING EUROPE  Magnificent Majorca  51  Courtesy of Stuart Pearce  and from the award winning pubs, The W...
EXPLORING EUROPE 52 EXPLORING EUROPE By Mackenzie Orrock Photo courtesy of copenhagenmediacenter com and Cees van Roeden A hub of activity 53 The Algarve It is a region where cultures have mingled since time immemorial D enmark s capital city is a hub of activity all year round with its internationally visited attractions picturesque park spaces and stunning architecture drawing visitors from countries across the world to its bustling streets Established in 1843 Tivoli Gardens has become one of Copenhagen s most stand out sites Breath taking buildings peaceful gardens and thrilling rides combine to create a unique attraction of both beauty and excitement that delights visitors of all ages Home to a wooden roller coaster originally built back in 1914 among numerous other rides Tivoli Gardens is a must visit attraction for any adrenalin seeking visitors but its calendar of events that take place each year means there s also something for the more laid back traveller Live theatre and open air concerts are just a glimpse at what visitors can expect to experience in a visit to this unusual theme park The Little Mermaid monument at Langelinje Pier gifted to the city by a German brewer and the impressive Kronburg Castle are some of Copenhagen s other famous attractions Internationally known for being the setting for Shakespeare s iconic Hamlet the castle is just one of the city s many cultural offerings The National Museum Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery of Denmark are other popular visitor destinations for those with a passion for Danish heritage and history Denmark s Second City Named the European Capital of Culture for 2017 as well as the European Region of Gastronomy 2017 Aarhus is fast becoming one of Denmark s most trendy visitor destinations Its Old Town Museum and Botanical Gardens are some of its most popular visits and its quaint coffee shops and restaurants are the perfect place to soak up some Danish culture To celebrate its new titles the region will be hosting a whole programme of events throughout 2017 too bringing one of Denmark s lesser known cities to life Once you ve ticked the city s well known attractions off your list venture to some of Copenhagen s quirky towns and regions for a chance to experience Danish culture alongside the locals Visit Christiania the car free region home to quirky healthy eateries independent galleries and shops or spend an afternoon exploring the canals of Nyhavn Try some of Denmark s traditional delicacies alongside cuisines from all over the world at Copenhagen s Street Food Market where locally sourced produce and home cooked food are always the dish of the day or visit Torvehallerme another of the city s popular markets Designed in 2011 by architect Hans Hagens it s home to over 80 shops selling everything from tea to chocolate well worth a visit on your travels From a weekend spent exploring some of the city s most beloved tourist attractions to a day s ambling down a series of charming side streets Copenhagen is one of Europe s most diverse and multifaceted destinations these are just a few examples of ways to make the most of it Visit www visitcopenhagen for more The Algarve is the westernmost part of mainland Europe the last harbour before entering the waters of the Atlantic Visitors will experience the magic of the landscape the excellent hospitality of the people and the rich cultural heritage of the region There are places to relax during lively family holidays places for highpowered sporting activity or for quiet contemplation of romantic sunsets Between the blueness of the sea and the sky there s another colour that ll catch your eye in the Algarve green Mention the destination to any British holiday goer and the first pastime that will come to mind is golf Jimmy Tarbuck comedian and golfer says When I first came to the Algarve I realised that I just had to stretch my hand out of the car to touch a golf course Since then I have never left When you play golf here you ll discover the pleasure of playing to the sound of the waves birds and wind rustling through the leaves Whatever your level the Algarve has the right course for you There is more to Algarve Sport than just the golf The region boasts the best possible conditions for 18 holes but the same is true for any number of other sports Surfing tennis athletics complexes the needs of any fitness fan will be met on this sumptuous settlement on Portugal s South Coast Local resident Martin Edwards says I came to live here because the Algarve simply has the best climate in the world crystal clear waters the variety of sea life unspoilt beaches with rocks caves or white sand The people of the Algarve are famous for their exceptional talent for storytelling always ready to share their experiences And you ll always find a selection of intriguing characters down at the market The biggest and best markets are the Saturday morning gypsy market in Louie and the Wednesday morning market in Quarteira selling everything from lace to pots and pans Beautiful sailing trips are on offer for those that wish to while away on a water based soujourn allowing you to enjoy the heavenly beaches that go together so smoothly with the well kept secrets of the mountain range Lying on the edge of the sea means the Algarve enjoys exceptional sailing conditions and is enjoyed as a hub of top quality boating by sailors from across the globe There are a variety of international standard sailing competitions that take place throughout the year Antonio Peixoto Biological Farmer says I have been living in the mountains here for many years From here you get a 360 degree view and enjoy the most stunning sunrises and sunsets Everything is in its pure state here nature the food and the people You ll find unique plants Moorish footpaths villages from times gone by and countless other reasons to delay your journey home One such route back could include crossing the Via Algarviana a 300km footpath that begins in Alcoutim and ends at Cabo de Sao Vicente in Vila do Bispo crossing several towns that still live according the traditions of the rural world Inland there is unexplored countryside with vast stretches of nature reserves where you can follow the majestic flight of eagles of the smooth gliding of the storks So what will you eat For food lovers looking to delve deeper into the culinary delights of the area dining with the locals is a sure way to experience an authentic meal occasion The backstreets of Quarteira are a good place to start The menu less restaurant Tico Tico offers you the chance to create your own dish from what is displayed on offer at the entrance The beachside at Olhao boasts a bustling seafood market while the Hilltop Monchique involves a bit of a splash out but worth it if you like a specials list that includes wild boar and rabbit Environmental tourism is rife with birdwatchers and nature lovers catered for with a number of Natural Park breaks available also Not just a perfect holiday destination the Algarve is also an excellent place to work and can welcome any people travelling on business Conference bookings form a large part of the finer hotels business year round thanks to the luxury provision of perfect conditions SPA typically stand for Sanus Per Aqua but may as well be renamed Sanus Per Algarve for your visit to this Portuguese paradise Thalassotherapy lymphatic drainage hot stone massage and more are available and the natural spa in the Serra de Monchique has been renowned since Roman times when it was originally known as Aguas Sagradas Sacred Waters Beach bods are in for a sizzling sunny getaway too With almost 200km of coastline more than 100 beaches await any solarsoaking ray catchers out there Anyone in the know will tell you to ask the locals though they know the secrets of this beautiful land
EXPLORING EUROPE  52  EXPLORING EUROPE  By Mackenzie Orrock  Photo courtesy of copenhagenmediacenter.com and Cees van Roed...
EXPLORING EUROPE 52 EXPLORING EUROPE By Mackenzie Orrock Photo courtesy of copenhagenmediacenter com and Cees van Roeden A hub of activity 53 The Algarve It is a region where cultures have mingled since time immemorial D enmark s capital city is a hub of activity all year round with its internationally visited attractions picturesque park spaces and stunning architecture drawing visitors from countries across the world to its bustling streets Established in 1843 Tivoli Gardens has become one of Copenhagen s most stand out sites Breath taking buildings peaceful gardens and thrilling rides combine to create a unique attraction of both beauty and excitement that delights visitors of all ages Home to a wooden roller coaster originally built back in 1914 among numerous other rides Tivoli Gardens is a must visit attraction for any adrenalin seeking visitors but its calendar of events that take place each year means there s also something for the more laid back traveller Live theatre and open air concerts are just a glimpse at what visitors can expect to experience in a visit to this unusual theme park The Little Mermaid monument at Langelinje Pier gifted to the city by a German brewer and the impressive Kronburg Castle are some of Copenhagen s other famous attractions Internationally known for being the setting for Shakespeare s iconic Hamlet the castle is just one of the city s many cultural offerings The National Museum Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery of Denmark are other popular visitor destinations for those with a passion for Danish heritage and history Denmark s Second City Named the European Capital of Culture for 2017 as well as the European Region of Gastronomy 2017 Aarhus is fast becoming one of Denmark s most trendy visitor destinations Its Old Town Museum and Botanical Gardens are some of its most popular visits and its quaint coffee shops and restaurants are the perfect place to soak up some Danish culture To celebrate its new titles the region will be hosting a whole programme of events throughout 2017 too bringing one of Denmark s lesser known cities to life Once you ve ticked the city s well known attractions off your list venture to some of Copenhagen s quirky towns and regions for a chance to experience Danish culture alongside the locals Visit Christiania the car free region home to quirky healthy eateries independent galleries and shops or spend an afternoon exploring the canals of Nyhavn Try some of Denmark s traditional delicacies alongside cuisines from all over the world at Copenhagen s Street Food Market where locally sourced produce and home cooked food are always the dish of the day or visit Torvehallerme another of the city s popular markets Designed in 2011 by architect Hans Hagens it s home to over 80 shops selling everything from tea to chocolate well worth a visit on your travels From a weekend spent exploring some of the city s most beloved tourist attractions to a day s ambling down a series of charming side streets Copenhagen is one of Europe s most diverse and multifaceted destinations these are just a few examples of ways to make the most of it Visit www visitcopenhagen for more The Algarve is the westernmost part of mainland Europe the last harbour before entering the waters of the Atlantic Visitors will experience the magic of the landscape the excellent hospitality of the people and the rich cultural heritage of the region There are places to relax during lively family holidays places for highpowered sporting activity or for quiet contemplation of romantic sunsets Between the blueness of the sea and the sky there s another colour that ll catch your eye in the Algarve green Mention the destination to any British holiday goer and the first pastime that will come to mind is golf Jimmy Tarbuck comedian and golfer says When I first came to the Algarve I realised that I just had to stretch my hand out of the car to touch a golf course Since then I have never left When you play golf here you ll discover the pleasure of playing to the sound of the waves birds and wind rustling through the leaves Whatever your level the Algarve has the right course for you There is more to Algarve Sport than just the golf The region boasts the best possible conditions for 18 holes but the same is true for any number of other sports Surfing tennis athletics complexes the needs of any fitness fan will be met on this sumptuous settlement on Portugal s South Coast Local resident Martin Edwards says I came to live here because the Algarve simply has the best climate in the world crystal clear waters the variety of sea life unspoilt beaches with rocks caves or white sand The people of the Algarve are famous for their exceptional talent for storytelling always ready to share their experiences And you ll always find a selection of intriguing characters down at the market The biggest and best markets are the Saturday morning gypsy market in Louie and the Wednesday morning market in Quarteira selling everything from lace to pots and pans Beautiful sailing trips are on offer for those that wish to while away on a water based soujourn allowing you to enjoy the heavenly beaches that go together so smoothly with the well kept secrets of the mountain range Lying on the edge of the sea means the Algarve enjoys exceptional sailing conditions and is enjoyed as a hub of top quality boating by sailors from across the globe There are a variety of international standard sailing competitions that take place throughout the year Antonio Peixoto Biological Farmer says I have been living in the mountains here for many years From here you get a 360 degree view and enjoy the most stunning sunrises and sunsets Everything is in its pure state here nature the food and the people You ll find unique plants Moorish footpaths villages from times gone by and countless other reasons to delay your journey home One such route back could include crossing the Via Algarviana a 300km footpath that begins in Alcoutim and ends at Cabo de Sao Vicente in Vila do Bispo crossing several towns that still live according the traditions of the rural world Inland there is unexplored countryside with vast stretches of nature reserves where you can follow the majestic flight of eagles of the smooth gliding of the storks So what will you eat For food lovers looking to delve deeper into the culinary delights of the area dining with the locals is a sure way to experience an authentic meal occasion The backstreets of Quarteira are a good place to start The menu less restaurant Tico Tico offers you the chance to create your own dish from what is displayed on offer at the entrance The beachside at Olhao boasts a bustling seafood market while the Hilltop Monchique involves a bit of a splash out but worth it if you like a specials list that includes wild boar and rabbit Environmental tourism is rife with birdwatchers and nature lovers catered for with a number of Natural Park breaks available also Not just a perfect holiday destination the Algarve is also an excellent place to work and can welcome any people travelling on business Conference bookings form a large part of the finer hotels business year round thanks to the luxury provision of perfect conditions SPA typically stand for Sanus Per Aqua but may as well be renamed Sanus Per Algarve for your visit to this Portuguese paradise Thalassotherapy lymphatic drainage hot stone massage and more are available and the natural spa in the Serra de Monchique has been renowned since Roman times when it was originally known as Aguas Sagradas Sacred Waters Beach bods are in for a sizzling sunny getaway too With almost 200km of coastline more than 100 beaches await any solarsoaking ray catchers out there Anyone in the know will tell you to ask the locals though they know the secrets of this beautiful land
EXPLORING EUROPE  52  EXPLORING EUROPE  By Mackenzie Orrock  Photo courtesy of copenhagenmediacenter.com and Cees van Roed...
54 GOLDEN HOLIDAYS Your holiday handled from start to finish Travel to destinations across the country straight from your own doorstep with Golden Holidays Based in Alfreton Derbyshire the Golden Holidays team provide coach services to places such as Stratford Upon Avon Jersey The Isle of Wight and everywhere in between and with over 20 years of experience in the coaching industry they pride themselves on providing a top quality personal customer experience for a holiday you ll never forget From the journey to the hotel and day trip excursions Golden Holidays take care of every last detail of your break so you don t have to The door to door service picks travellers up either by mini coach or taxi and takes them to the main holiday coach eliminating hours of travel time and ensuring 55 the most stress free start to their holiday From there they can enjoy air conditioning audio systems and a friendly driver on their onward journey to their final destination where luxury hotels and unforgettable experiences await Gift vouchers are the perfect present for those special occasions and discounts are available for loyal Travel Club members Here are some of our top travel destinations for 2017 The Palm Court hotel is a family run hotel o ering excellent meals well equipped comfortable accomodaaon and entertainment for all the family The hotel is centrally located in Ilfracombe on level ground and within easy reach of the resorts entertainments shops beaches and harbour
54  GOLDEN HOLIDAYS  Your holiday handled from  start to finish  Travel to destinations across the country straight from y...
54 GOLDEN HOLIDAYS Your holiday handled from start to finish Travel to destinations across the country straight from your own doorstep with Golden Holidays Based in Alfreton Derbyshire the Golden Holidays team provide coach services to places such as Stratford Upon Avon Jersey The Isle of Wight and everywhere in between and with over 20 years of experience in the coaching industry they pride themselves on providing a top quality personal customer experience for a holiday you ll never forget From the journey to the hotel and day trip excursions Golden Holidays take care of every last detail of your break so you don t have to The door to door service picks travellers up either by mini coach or taxi and takes them to the main holiday coach eliminating hours of travel time and ensuring 55 the most stress free start to their holiday From there they can enjoy air conditioning audio systems and a friendly driver on their onward journey to their final destination where luxury hotels and unforgettable experiences await Gift vouchers are the perfect present for those special occasions and discounts are available for loyal Travel Club members Here are some of our top travel destinations for 2017 The Palm Court hotel is a family run hotel o ering excellent meals well equipped comfortable accomodaaon and entertainment for all the family The hotel is centrally located in Ilfracombe on level ground and within easy reach of the resorts entertainments shops beaches and harbour
54  GOLDEN HOLIDAYS  Your holiday handled from  start to finish  Travel to destinations across the country straight from y...
56 HOLIDAYS Staffordshire England s Hidden Gem With such uncertainty in global markets and growing concern with foreign holiday resorts so many brits now choose to stay everybody Oakland Holiday Park offers a relaxing central location within the beautiful Staffordshire within the UK to relax unwind and explore the many beautiful destinations our marvellous country has to offer 2017 really is set to be the year of the Staycation Set right in the heart of England Staffordshire s diversity of landscape and sheer abundance of destinations and activities teamed with its fantastic infrastructure make the county a true gem and prime destination for the UK staycation From the moorlands and Kinver rock houses theme parks to adventure playgrounds stately homes to canals country walks historic towns and many many more Staffordshire really does have something for countryside The park offers a range of both new and used caravan holiday homes for sale which are complemented by modern park facilities including a leisure club indoor pool sauna and fitness suite The park sits alongside the Shropshire Union Canal and benefits from a plethora of country walks pubs leisure pursuits including golf fishing and horse riding and being less than 10 minutes from the M6 it is perfectly situated to use as a base for exploring the entirety of Staffordshire as well as neighbouring counties To find out more give us a call on 01902 851302 or take a look at our website www oaklandholidaypark co uk
56  HOLIDAYS  Staffordshire, England   s  Hidden Gem  With such uncertainty in global markets and growing concern with for...
56 HOLIDAYS Staffordshire England s Hidden Gem With such uncertainty in global markets and growing concern with foreign holiday resorts so many brits now choose to stay everybody Oakland Holiday Park offers a relaxing central location within the beautiful Staffordshire within the UK to relax unwind and explore the many beautiful destinations our marvellous country has to offer 2017 really is set to be the year of the Staycation Set right in the heart of England Staffordshire s diversity of landscape and sheer abundance of destinations and activities teamed with its fantastic infrastructure make the county a true gem and prime destination for the UK staycation From the moorlands and Kinver rock houses theme parks to adventure playgrounds stately homes to canals country walks historic towns and many many more Staffordshire really does have something for countryside The park offers a range of both new and used caravan holiday homes for sale which are complemented by modern park facilities including a leisure club indoor pool sauna and fitness suite The park sits alongside the Shropshire Union Canal and benefits from a plethora of country walks pubs leisure pursuits including golf fishing and horse riding and being less than 10 minutes from the M6 it is perfectly situated to use as a base for exploring the entirety of Staffordshire as well as neighbouring counties To find out more give us a call on 01902 851302 or take a look at our website www oaklandholidaypark co uk
56  HOLIDAYS  Staffordshire, England   s  Hidden Gem  With such uncertainty in global markets and growing concern with for...
58 Moor than enough Spain France Belgium Holland All available on a 2 5 night mini cruise With overnight travel now an option on an ocean liner is it any wonder that a new raft of 2 3 night European mini cruises are taking the seafaring scene by storm With France Belgium and Holland all navigable from the UK coastline you can reach for a lucky dip of destinations that include Le Havre Bruges and Amsterdam rock climbing wall and Adventure Ocean area for the kids There is also a spa and several speciality restaurants Or you can take a five night option from the same departure point that takes in Spain visiting Bilbao on the way down and back to Paris Le Havre as well See www royalcarribean co uk Here are a few examples that could see you ahem waving hello to your next cruise holiday sooner than you think Plymouth Portsmouth to Santander St Malo 2 nights Brittany Ferries offer a two night cruise to Santander setting off from Plymouth or Portsmouth starting at 95pp The break takes place on the firm s flagship Pont Aven like taking a holiday in itself which boasts pool and leisure area wrap around promenade for pleasant deck strolls a dramatic five deck high atrium with panoramic views from the lifts and outstanding accommodation Or you could take a two night trip to St Malo from 34pp Perfect for romantics St Malo s historic city walls surround numerous shops cafes and intimate restaurants Erstwhile known as a mere ferry port St Malo actually comprises a myriad of things to do Southampton to Paris Le Havre 2 nights Departing from Southampton spend the evening enjoying the vast array of activities and entertainment onboard After an overnight at sea arrive in Le Havre early morning You can choose to stay on board go off and explore or join one of our various shore excursions Late that evening your mini cruise will depart again for Southampton You ll get fantastic food entertainment and a wide range of activities to choose from all included in the price There is plenty to do with a fully equipped gym 59 for any holidaymaker You are recommended to spend the mornings strolling the ramparts a stone wall that has been in place since the 12th century and you can take in a more active afternoon of surf tutorial should the waves catch your desires See www brittanyferries com Southampton to Bruge 3 nights Cruising Northern Europe may be perfect for you Setting off late one evening in Southampton you awake to the dawn chorus of the birds of Bruges a beautiful Belgian city famed for playing host to the filming of the Hollywood blockbuster In Bruges Obsessed with beer chocolate and chips the locals are likely to cater to the needs of the English holidaymaker Sukerbuyc in Katelijnestraat is a small family business producing handmade chocolate www sukerbuyc be while De Halve Maan the city s one surviving brewery opens for daily visits www halvemaan be The Frietmuseum dedicated to that other Belgian obsession chips opened in 2008 www frietmuseum be Michaelangelo s masterpiece marble Madonna With Child shines in the Church of Our Lady the celebrated artist s only sculpture to ever leave Italy See www thomascook com Hull to Rotterdam 2 nights Amsterdam is famed for its tree lined canals relaxed atmosphere and worldclass museums so you ll not be stuck for something to do on this whistlestop trip to one of Europe s cultural powerhouses The Van Gogh Museum stands out as one of the country s most iconic places to visit while other historical sites like the Anne Frank House will satisfy the needs of many a touristic trip taker A coffee and big breakfast should see you start the day right De Bakkerswinkel Vinnies and Two for Joy are all centrally located and highly recommended Once you have let your meal settle a cycle around the city could be for you There are loads of places to hire one around Amsterdam and we say to get down to the famous Vondelpark a green oasis that is a joy to explore Lunching in the De Pijp district will ensure you enjoy an overwhelming selection of fantastic lunch spots Cocktail bars street food and nightclubbing all await from then on until the end of your evening and crashing out before returning home See www poferries com
58     Moor    than enough  Spain, France, Belgium, Holland... All available on a 2-5 night mini-cruise With overnight tra...
58 Moor than enough Spain France Belgium Holland All available on a 2 5 night mini cruise With overnight travel now an option on an ocean liner is it any wonder that a new raft of 2 3 night European mini cruises are taking the seafaring scene by storm With France Belgium and Holland all navigable from the UK coastline you can reach for a lucky dip of destinations that include Le Havre Bruges and Amsterdam rock climbing wall and Adventure Ocean area for the kids There is also a spa and several speciality restaurants Or you can take a five night option from the same departure point that takes in Spain visiting Bilbao on the way down and back to Paris Le Havre as well See www royalcarribean co uk Here are a few examples that could see you ahem waving hello to your next cruise holiday sooner than you think Plymouth Portsmouth to Santander St Malo 2 nights Brittany Ferries offer a two night cruise to Santander setting off from Plymouth or Portsmouth starting at 95pp The break takes place on the firm s flagship Pont Aven like taking a holiday in itself which boasts pool and leisure area wrap around promenade for pleasant deck strolls a dramatic five deck high atrium with panoramic views from the lifts and outstanding accommodation Or you could take a two night trip to St Malo from 34pp Perfect for romantics St Malo s historic city walls surround numerous shops cafes and intimate restaurants Erstwhile known as a mere ferry port St Malo actually comprises a myriad of things to do Southampton to Paris Le Havre 2 nights Departing from Southampton spend the evening enjoying the vast array of activities and entertainment onboard After an overnight at sea arrive in Le Havre early morning You can choose to stay on board go off and explore or join one of our various shore excursions Late that evening your mini cruise will depart again for Southampton You ll get fantastic food entertainment and a wide range of activities to choose from all included in the price There is plenty to do with a fully equipped gym 59 for any holidaymaker You are recommended to spend the mornings strolling the ramparts a stone wall that has been in place since the 12th century and you can take in a more active afternoon of surf tutorial should the waves catch your desires See www brittanyferries com Southampton to Bruge 3 nights Cruising Northern Europe may be perfect for you Setting off late one evening in Southampton you awake to the dawn chorus of the birds of Bruges a beautiful Belgian city famed for playing host to the filming of the Hollywood blockbuster In Bruges Obsessed with beer chocolate and chips the locals are likely to cater to the needs of the English holidaymaker Sukerbuyc in Katelijnestraat is a small family business producing handmade chocolate www sukerbuyc be while De Halve Maan the city s one surviving brewery opens for daily visits www halvemaan be The Frietmuseum dedicated to that other Belgian obsession chips opened in 2008 www frietmuseum be Michaelangelo s masterpiece marble Madonna With Child shines in the Church of Our Lady the celebrated artist s only sculpture to ever leave Italy See www thomascook com Hull to Rotterdam 2 nights Amsterdam is famed for its tree lined canals relaxed atmosphere and worldclass museums so you ll not be stuck for something to do on this whistlestop trip to one of Europe s cultural powerhouses The Van Gogh Museum stands out as one of the country s most iconic places to visit while other historical sites like the Anne Frank House will satisfy the needs of many a touristic trip taker A coffee and big breakfast should see you start the day right De Bakkerswinkel Vinnies and Two for Joy are all centrally located and highly recommended Once you have let your meal settle a cycle around the city could be for you There are loads of places to hire one around Amsterdam and we say to get down to the famous Vondelpark a green oasis that is a joy to explore Lunching in the De Pijp district will ensure you enjoy an overwhelming selection of fantastic lunch spots Cocktail bars street food and nightclubbing all await from then on until the end of your evening and crashing out before returning home See www poferries com
58     Moor    than enough  Spain, France, Belgium, Holland... All available on a 2-5 night mini-cruise With overnight tra...
60 NORFOLK A Memorable Day Out Come and visit Norfolk Lavender where you ll enjoy seeing our world famous lavender gardens and the Lavender Oil Distillery National Lavender Collection and Herb Garden The planted borders illustrate the use of lavender in garden settings and in association with other plants Although the sight and scent of lavender dominate their vibrant flowers are balanced by a host of other plants chosen for a long season of interest The two imaginatively stocked gift shops are brimming with wonderful gift ideas and you ll find an extensive choice of uniquely fragrant Norfolk Lavender products and plants Mouth watering meals and refreshments are available right through the day at the newly refurbished Lavender Kitchen Restaurant and you ll be able to take home your very own taste of Norfolk with a selection of the finest local produce from the superb Farm Shop The lavender Gift Shop Garden Centre are open 9 00am 5 00pm EVERY DAY The Norfolk Lavender Animal Farm Outdoor Play area are open 10 00am until 4pm EVERY DAY 2 50 child senior citizens 3 50 adult Bring 1 child and 1 adult gets in free when you show this advert twitter com LavenderNorfolk www facebook com pages Norfolk Lavender 111146805715768 ref hl NORFOLK 61 One of Britain s Best By Mackenzie Orrock As much as most of us love the idea of a break abroad a holiday doesn t have to mean flying thousands of miles and hours away from the country England is home to enough picturesque beaches breath taking landscapes and thrilling activities to last a lifetime and Norfolk has it all Located on the mid east coast of the country it s a popular break for Brits and foreigners alike Norwich the capital of the region is known for its impressive calendar of events from fayres and festivals to tours and live performances but even in the quieter months its stunning cathedral castle museum and vibrant shopping scene are just a few examples of the things that keep visitors coming back year after year The Norfolk Broads are a must visit for any travellers looking to make the most of the outdoors With miles of navigable waterways it s the perfect way to see a side of Norfolk most don t even know exist enjoying a bite to eat and your favourite tipple at one of the many pubs and restaurants along the way Its diverse coastline is another of Norfolk s most popular destinations Donkey rides trampolines and crazy golf are a glimpse at what makes Great Yarmouth a firm favourite among those in search of an action packed few days away but if it s the tranquillity of the seaside that appeals travel a little further out of town towards Wells next the Sea where peaceful coastline walks and quaint pastel beach huts await Hunstanton offers a happy medium where a stunning stretch of coastline meets countless opportunities for fun The attractions aren t limited to the coast though BeWILDerwood Norfolk s forest adventure playground Banham Zoo and Dinosaur Adventure are other popular day trips ideal for younger family members and its various theatres race course and heritage sites are suited to all ages The county is home to some of the Britain s most vibrant market towns too Aylsham and Burnham Market in the South of Norfolk not only make picturesque backdrops for a memorable day out but are full to the brim with quirky independents and charming cobbled streets to explore Walsingham Reepham Holt and North Walsham are other towns worth visiting on your travels Whether it s sailing the infamous broads strolling along some of Britain s most visited beaches or keeping the whole family entertained with activities attractions and events for all Norfolk continues to prove that England can compete with some of the world s most sought after destinations the Great British weather just means you might need to swap your sunhat for a rain mac Events Otter Spotting 4th 12th 18th 16th February 2017 www thecanoeman com guidedcanoetrails Norwich Antiques And Collectors Fair Sundays from 12th Feb10th December 2017 www holidayinn com norwich www visitnorfolk co uk Pirates Live The Hippodrome Circus 1st 23rd Apr 2017 www hippodromecircus co uk pirates Great Yarmouth Beer Cider Festival 18th 21st May 2017 www stgeorgestheatre com
60  NORFOLK  A Memorable Day Out  Come and visit Norfolk Lavender where you   ll enjoy seeing our world famous lavender ga...
60 NORFOLK A Memorable Day Out Come and visit Norfolk Lavender where you ll enjoy seeing our world famous lavender gardens and the Lavender Oil Distillery National Lavender Collection and Herb Garden The planted borders illustrate the use of lavender in garden settings and in association with other plants Although the sight and scent of lavender dominate their vibrant flowers are balanced by a host of other plants chosen for a long season of interest The two imaginatively stocked gift shops are brimming with wonderful gift ideas and you ll find an extensive choice of uniquely fragrant Norfolk Lavender products and plants Mouth watering meals and refreshments are available right through the day at the newly refurbished Lavender Kitchen Restaurant and you ll be able to take home your very own taste of Norfolk with a selection of the finest local produce from the superb Farm Shop The lavender Gift Shop Garden Centre are open 9 00am 5 00pm EVERY DAY The Norfolk Lavender Animal Farm Outdoor Play area are open 10 00am until 4pm EVERY DAY 2 50 child senior citizens 3 50 adult Bring 1 child and 1 adult gets in free when you show this advert twitter com LavenderNorfolk www facebook com pages Norfolk Lavender 111146805715768 ref hl NORFOLK 61 One of Britain s Best By Mackenzie Orrock As much as most of us love the idea of a break abroad a holiday doesn t have to mean flying thousands of miles and hours away from the country England is home to enough picturesque beaches breath taking landscapes and thrilling activities to last a lifetime and Norfolk has it all Located on the mid east coast of the country it s a popular break for Brits and foreigners alike Norwich the capital of the region is known for its impressive calendar of events from fayres and festivals to tours and live performances but even in the quieter months its stunning cathedral castle museum and vibrant shopping scene are just a few examples of the things that keep visitors coming back year after year The Norfolk Broads are a must visit for any travellers looking to make the most of the outdoors With miles of navigable waterways it s the perfect way to see a side of Norfolk most don t even know exist enjoying a bite to eat and your favourite tipple at one of the many pubs and restaurants along the way Its diverse coastline is another of Norfolk s most popular destinations Donkey rides trampolines and crazy golf are a glimpse at what makes Great Yarmouth a firm favourite among those in search of an action packed few days away but if it s the tranquillity of the seaside that appeals travel a little further out of town towards Wells next the Sea where peaceful coastline walks and quaint pastel beach huts await Hunstanton offers a happy medium where a stunning stretch of coastline meets countless opportunities for fun The attractions aren t limited to the coast though BeWILDerwood Norfolk s forest adventure playground Banham Zoo and Dinosaur Adventure are other popular day trips ideal for younger family members and its various theatres race course and heritage sites are suited to all ages The county is home to some of the Britain s most vibrant market towns too Aylsham and Burnham Market in the South of Norfolk not only make picturesque backdrops for a memorable day out but are full to the brim with quirky independents and charming cobbled streets to explore Walsingham Reepham Holt and North Walsham are other towns worth visiting on your travels Whether it s sailing the infamous broads strolling along some of Britain s most visited beaches or keeping the whole family entertained with activities attractions and events for all Norfolk continues to prove that England can compete with some of the world s most sought after destinations the Great British weather just means you might need to swap your sunhat for a rain mac Events Otter Spotting 4th 12th 18th 16th February 2017 www thecanoeman com guidedcanoetrails Norwich Antiques And Collectors Fair Sundays from 12th Feb10th December 2017 www holidayinn com norwich www visitnorfolk co uk Pirates Live The Hippodrome Circus 1st 23rd Apr 2017 www hippodromecircus co uk pirates Great Yarmouth Beer Cider Festival 18th 21st May 2017 www stgeorgestheatre com
60  NORFOLK  A Memorable Day Out  Come and visit Norfolk Lavender where you   ll enjoy seeing our world famous lavender ga...
62 NORFOLK Help Create a Green Britain The Green Britain Centre has a mission to educate and empower people to help create a Green Britain Based in a landmark timber framed building in the heart of Norfolk the Centre was created by Ecotricity the world s first green energy company Find out how we can build a greener Britain through sustainable energy transport and food whilst making space for nature Come and share our exciting vision for a Green Britain powered by the wind the sun and the sea where electric cars take us from A to B and where we no longer rely on the meat industry to feed our families The Green Britain Centre is also home to the first windmill in the world open for the public to climb allowing you to experience wind energy up close Make the 300 step journey to the viewing platform at the top designed by famous architect Sir Norman Foster to see the fantastic views it offers Take a look at the electric transport of the future and enjoy excellent Fairtrade coffee and tasty vegetarian food at the caf some of which is grown in our own organic gardens We re running some fun activities throughout the summer holidays as well as screening a daily movie in our awesome cinema The Green Britain Centre offers a truly unique experience Please give us a call on 01760 726 100 email info greenbritaincentre co uk or visit www greenbritaincentre co uk for further information
62  NORFOLK  Help Create a Green Britain  The Green Britain Centre has a mission     to educate and empower people to help...
62 NORFOLK Help Create a Green Britain The Green Britain Centre has a mission to educate and empower people to help create a Green Britain Based in a landmark timber framed building in the heart of Norfolk the Centre was created by Ecotricity the world s first green energy company Find out how we can build a greener Britain through sustainable energy transport and food whilst making space for nature Come and share our exciting vision for a Green Britain powered by the wind the sun and the sea where electric cars take us from A to B and where we no longer rely on the meat industry to feed our families The Green Britain Centre is also home to the first windmill in the world open for the public to climb allowing you to experience wind energy up close Make the 300 step journey to the viewing platform at the top designed by famous architect Sir Norman Foster to see the fantastic views it offers Take a look at the electric transport of the future and enjoy excellent Fairtrade coffee and tasty vegetarian food at the caf some of which is grown in our own organic gardens We re running some fun activities throughout the summer holidays as well as screening a daily movie in our awesome cinema The Green Britain Centre offers a truly unique experience Please give us a call on 01760 726 100 email info greenbritaincentre co uk or visit www greenbritaincentre co uk for further information
62  NORFOLK  Help Create a Green Britain  The Green Britain Centre has a mission     to educate and empower people to help...
64 EXPERIENCE DAYS EXPERIENCE DAYS with the glamour and excitement of a bit of a flutter you ll also receive a free bet so that you can join in the fun at one of the gaming tables Why not try your luck at American Roulette Blackjack Three Card Poker or one of the many other games on offer Having worked up an appetite you ll be glad to receive your platter of delicious snacks and there is a great choice of further food and drink should you wish to indulge at an additional cost A great night out that we bet you ll enjoy Junior Movie Star Car Blast Give and let y I t s true what they say You can t teach experience A memory can last a lifetime and there s really no substitute for firsthand contact with an activity Real life encounters with highoctane pursuits are exciting unique encourage socialising and make us who we are So the trend for gift giving is moving away from the purchase of inanimate objects and towards the acquisition of unforgettable events Albert Einstein once said The only 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importantly taste three delicious cocktails when you take up the challenge to Pour the Perfect Cocktail at one of five stylish casino locations around the UK Under the expert guidance of a master mixologist you ll learn the secrets of making great cocktails with delicious ingredients and of course you ll be able to sample the fruits of your labours throughout Because great cocktails go hand in hand 39 www virginexperiencedays co uk juniormovie star car blast Sometimes it can seem a little unfair that kids are allowed to see the films with amazing cars in but they can t drive them for years afterwards Well in the name of redressing the balance let your little one loose behind the wheel of their favourite film car with this Junior Movie Star Car Blast Available for children between 10 and 16 this is an unforgettable opportunity for them to grab the controls of Lightning McQueen a shiny Mazda MX 5 from Cars Bumblebee a noisy Camaro ZL1 and Barricade a 2016 Mustang GT in full police livery from Transformers Toyota Supra Turbo or R34 Nissan Skyline GT R from the Fast and Furious film franchise Each one s designed to be barrels of fun out on the track so whichever car your little one chooses they re sure to have the time of their life They ll be able to take their chosen motor around the special track for three speedy and safe laps with an expert instructor by their side at all times meaning they ll learn all of the driving basics while having loads of fun too Segway Rally for Two 59 www virginexperiencedays co uk segwayrally for two anytime sp3 Want to test your skills aboard the future of two wheeled transportation With a Segway Rally for Two you can get to experience precisely what these super fun electric steeds can do Gloriously kitted out in your safety gear you ll be all set to roll You ll undertake a short training session to get to grips with the basics before taking on the twists and turns of the rally track With a mixture of instructor led riding and free time 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64 EXPERIENCE DAYS EXPERIENCE DAYS with the glamour and excitement of a bit of a flutter you ll also receive a free bet so that you can join in the fun at one of the gaming tables Why not try your luck at American Roulette Blackjack Three Card Poker or one of the many other games on offer Having worked up an appetite you ll be glad to receive your platter of delicious snacks and there is a great choice of further food and drink should you wish to indulge at an additional cost A great night out that we bet you ll enjoy Junior Movie Star Car Blast Give and let y I t s true what they say You can t teach experience A memory can last a lifetime and there s really no substitute for firsthand contact with an activity Real life encounters with highoctane pursuits are exciting unique encourage socialising and make us who we are So the trend for gift giving is moving away from the purchase of inanimate objects and towards the acquisition of unforgettable events Albert Einstein once said The only source of knowledge is experience So boost your understanding of life by getting stuck in to one of the myriad of Virgin Experience Days that provide options for those wanting a break from the norm Treetop Adventure for One Adult and One Child with Go Ape just for them They ll enjoy a fun filled hour of canopy exploring through tree to tree crossing finishing with an awesome zip finale Pour the Perfect Cocktail Experience for One 58 www virginexperiencedays co uk go ape 35 www virginexperiencedays co uk pour theperfect cocktail experience It s not in the dictionary but if it was Go Ape would be described as a tree top adventure It s the forest adventure everyone is talking about With 29 locations all over the UK you re sure to find a Go Ape Adventure near you Find your inner Tarzan and enjoy two to three hours taking on treetop wires crossings and wind in your face zip wires For little monkeys 6 12 years old there are 14 Tree Top Junior Adventures designed Shake mix muddle and most importantly taste three delicious cocktails when you take up the challenge to Pour the Perfect Cocktail at one of five stylish casino locations around the UK Under the expert guidance of a master mixologist you ll learn the secrets of making great cocktails with delicious ingredients and of course you ll be able to sample the fruits of your labours throughout Because great cocktails go hand in hand 39 www virginexperiencedays co uk juniormovie star car blast Sometimes it can seem a little unfair that kids are allowed to see the films with amazing cars in but they can t drive them for years afterwards Well in the name of redressing the balance let your little one loose behind the wheel of their favourite film car with this Junior Movie Star Car Blast Available for children between 10 and 16 this is an unforgettable opportunity for them to grab the controls of Lightning McQueen a shiny Mazda MX 5 from Cars Bumblebee a noisy Camaro ZL1 and Barricade a 2016 Mustang GT in full police livery from Transformers Toyota Supra Turbo or R34 Nissan Skyline GT R from the Fast and Furious film franchise Each one s designed to be barrels of fun out on the track so whichever car your little one chooses they re sure to have the time of their life They ll be able to take their chosen motor around the special track for three speedy and safe laps with an expert instructor by their side at all times meaning they ll learn all of the driving basics while having loads of fun too Segway Rally for Two 59 www virginexperiencedays co uk segwayrally for two anytime sp3 Want to test your skills aboard the future of two wheeled transportation With a Segway Rally for Two you can get to experience precisely what these super fun electric steeds can do Gloriously kitted out in your safety gear you ll be all set to roll You ll undertake a short training session to get to grips with the basics before taking on the twists and turns of the rally track With a mixture of instructor led riding and free time this is the perfect chance to completely immerse yourself in Segway fun With a professional photographer on hand to capture the action you ll be welcome to purchase your favourite moments as a keepsake to remember your day With this fun filled 60 minute experience we doubt it ll be long before the two of you are back for another spin on one of these exciting machines Comedy Night for Two 15 www virginexperiencedays co uk comedynight sp241 Treat yourself and a friend to a hilarious evening of top class entertainment with this 65 Comedy Night Ticket for Two You ll pick from a range of comedy nights across the UK for this fun outing including locations in London Birmingham Cardiff and more Laugh the night away as you enjoy comedy from some of the UK s finest standup acts With so many venues on offer you re sure to find a comedy night within reach in this entertaining experience you ll never forget Full Day Paintballing for Four 49 99 www virginexperiencedays co uk full daypaintballing for 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66 SHOPPING The secret to the perfect shopping trip A Traditional Country Hotel Perfect for all your family celebrations The Country Cottage Hotel in Ruddington is an unusual place in today s world of corporate chain hotels Unusual because it is a quaint mix of restored cottages clustered around a central courtyard and surrounded by lovingly maintained gardens Unusual too because the Country Cottage is family owned and run and the family feel is apparent in the welcoming homely atmosphere of the hotel This is just one of the factors that make it the perfect choice for a family get together or celebration Private dining can be arranged for as few as 12 to as many as 100 people allowing families the freedom to relax and enjoy each other s company whilst leaving all the work to somebody else It s not always easy to meet the requirements of an average family either From special decorations to specific menu choices the chefs and front of house staff at the Cottage are always happy to accommodate individual tastes The staff have been privileged to work with some wonderful people over the years to create their perfect event and have helped to celebrate many significant birthdays and anniversaries Sometimes of course the celebration is of a more intimate nature just for the two of you perhaps on Valentine s Night The Country Cottage can help there too with a gourmet candlelit meal for two The Country Cottage is very proud of their long standing relationship with Maggie s Cancer Caring Charity who do such wonderful work in supporting those suffering from cancer As part of their fundraising initiative the hotel hosts a Ladies Lunch on the last Friday of every month Ladies enjoy a 3 course lunch and are entertained by a fashion show between courses whilst there are always stalls offering beauty products jewellery and other treats for sale Occasional themed lunches such as the one for Ascot add an interesting twist The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and whilst many ladies are now regular visitors new faces are always made welcome The programme until June is now available by emailing the hotel on cottagehotel ntlworld com Call 0115 984 6882 or email cottagehotel ntlworld com to request specific information or to ask to be added to our emailing list 67 Nottingham s perfect shopping trip involves trying on or testing six items from ten shops after starting at 10 13 on a Wednesday morning and finishing with a meal out according to a study commissioned by intu owner of Nottingham s Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh and credit card experts MBNA The ideal trip to the shops in Nottingham lasts three hours with a total of six items purchased and no more than seven minutes queuing The total cost of the day which includes a refuel break for coffee and cake ends up costing 116 Most people in Nottingham would prefer to be accompanied by their partner and half said they would make the day out extra special by going for a meal together Meanwhile more than a third will take their chosen shopping partners for a drink 22 per cent will head to the cinema and one in 15 will take part in a family friendly activity such as bowling Over three quarters say they re most likely to shop in places where they can earn rewards for their spending with 82 per cent looking for retailer discounts and almost half wanting free coffee or cake or on the hunt for restaurant discounts and offers Nigel Wheatley general manager at intu in Nottingham said Everyone s expectations of what makes for a great shopping trip have changed a lot over the last few years but this research shows that the majority of us in Nottingham will still leave the house in return for a great day out a chance to try out items and earn valuable rewards that they can t get online Nationally the survey found that the perfect shopping trip starts at 10 28am on a Saturday involves visiting five shops and ends up costing 118 People in the south east were found to prefer the longest shopping trips and most keen to visit more shops during their trip Londoners would start the latest at 11 06am and were happiest to try on or test the most items whereas shoppers in the North West prefer to buy the most items The study also confirmed the importance of technology and social media as part the overall shopping experience Shoppers aged between 18 and 44 update social media on average five times during their trip On top of that they will send at least one text and one picture to get advice from friends and family before making a purchase Two in five will also use their mobile to compare prices between shops and a quarter will go on to buy an item on their smart phone whilst out shopping One of the UK s leading consumer finance experts TV presenter and founder of moneymagpie com Jasmine Birtles said For many shopping is not just a job that needs doing but a hobby People will go on a shopping trip as a fun way to spend a Saturday or a day off work rather than simply because they need to buy something Shopping is one of the UK s favourite leisure activities but shoppers are getting savvier and more demanding as purchasing online now offers them all sorts of attractive retail options Discounts loyalty points freebies and other incentives are all now part of what the British shopper expects when they go out to spend their money Top 20 things needed to make the perfect modern day shopping trip 1 A location where I can shop eat and socialise in one place 2 Being able to socialise with my friends or family 3 Being able to find my way around easily 4 Being able to use whatever payment method I wish contactless Apple Pay etc 5 Being rewarded for my spending with discounts and offers at the place I m shopping 6 Being rewarded when I spend a certain amount 7 Ending up with several bags of goodies 8 Finding something I have wanted for ages in the sale 9 Finding somewhere new that I will return to on a future shopping trip 10 Free parking 11 Discovering I fit into something a size smaller than I usually wear 12 Getting to the till to buy something and realising it is cheaper than I thought 13 Grabbing a bargain 14 Having simple ways to pay to avoid the queues 15 Loving the first thing I try on 16 Making an unplanned purchase 17 My favourite music being played in the shops 18 Not paying full price for anything 19 Returning to a tried and tested shopping destination 20 Treating myself to something
66  SHOPPING  The secret to the perfect shopping trip  A Traditional Country Hotel  Perfect for all your family celebratio...
66 SHOPPING The secret to the perfect shopping trip A Traditional Country Hotel Perfect for all your family celebrations The Country Cottage Hotel in Ruddington is an unusual place in today s world of corporate chain hotels Unusual because it is a quaint mix of restored cottages clustered around a central courtyard and surrounded by lovingly maintained gardens Unusual too because the Country Cottage is family owned and run and the family feel is apparent in the welcoming homely atmosphere of the hotel This is just one of the factors that make it the perfect choice for a family get together or celebration Private dining can be arranged for as few as 12 to as many as 100 people allowing families the freedom to relax and enjoy each other s company whilst leaving all the work to somebody else It s not always easy to meet the requirements of an average family either From special decorations to specific menu choices the chefs and front of house staff at the Cottage are always happy to accommodate individual tastes The staff have been privileged to work with some wonderful people over the years to create their perfect event and have helped to celebrate many significant birthdays and anniversaries Sometimes of course the celebration is of a more intimate nature just for the two of you perhaps on Valentine s Night The Country Cottage can help there too with a gourmet candlelit meal for two The Country Cottage is very proud of their long standing relationship with Maggie s Cancer Caring Charity who do such wonderful work in supporting those suffering from cancer As part of their fundraising initiative the hotel hosts a Ladies Lunch on the last Friday of every month Ladies enjoy a 3 course lunch and are entertained by a fashion show between courses whilst there are always stalls offering beauty products jewellery and other treats for sale Occasional themed lunches such as the one for Ascot add an interesting twist The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and whilst many ladies are now regular visitors new faces are always made welcome The programme until June is now available by emailing the hotel on cottagehotel ntlworld com Call 0115 984 6882 or email cottagehotel ntlworld com to request specific information or to ask to be added to our emailing list 67 Nottingham s perfect shopping trip involves trying on or testing six items from ten shops after starting at 10 13 on a Wednesday morning and finishing with a meal out according to a study commissioned by intu owner of Nottingham s Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh and credit card experts MBNA The ideal trip to the shops in Nottingham lasts three hours with a total of six items purchased and no more than seven minutes queuing The total cost of the day which includes a refuel break for coffee and cake ends up costing 116 Most people in Nottingham would prefer to be accompanied by their partner and half said they would make the day out extra special by going for a meal together Meanwhile more than a third will take their chosen shopping partners for a drink 22 per cent will head to the cinema and one in 15 will take part in a family friendly activity such as bowling Over three quarters say they re most likely to shop in places where they can earn rewards for their spending with 82 per cent looking for retailer discounts and almost half wanting free coffee or cake or on the hunt for restaurant discounts and offers Nigel Wheatley general manager at intu in Nottingham said Everyone s expectations of what makes for a great shopping trip have changed a lot over the last few years but this research shows that the majority of us in Nottingham will still leave the house in return for a great day out a chance to try out items and earn valuable rewards that they can t get online Nationally the survey found that the perfect shopping trip starts at 10 28am on a Saturday involves visiting five shops and ends up costing 118 People in the south east were found to prefer the longest shopping trips and most keen to visit more shops during their trip Londoners would start the latest at 11 06am and were happiest to try on or test the most items whereas shoppers in the North West prefer to buy the most items The study also confirmed the importance of technology and social media as part the overall shopping experience Shoppers aged between 18 and 44 update social media on average five times during their trip On top of that they will send at least one text and one picture to get advice from friends and family before making a purchase Two in five will also use their mobile to compare prices between shops and a quarter will go on to buy an item on their smart phone whilst out shopping One of the UK s leading consumer finance experts TV presenter and founder of moneymagpie com Jasmine Birtles said For many shopping is not just a job that needs doing but a hobby People will go on a shopping trip as a fun way to spend a Saturday or a day off work rather than simply because they need to buy something Shopping is one of the UK s favourite leisure activities but shoppers are getting savvier and more demanding as purchasing online now offers them all sorts of attractive retail options Discounts loyalty points freebies and other incentives are all now part of what the British shopper expects when they go out to spend their money Top 20 things needed to make the perfect modern day shopping trip 1 A location where I can shop eat and socialise in one place 2 Being able to socialise with my friends or family 3 Being able to find my way around easily 4 Being able to use whatever payment method I wish contactless Apple Pay etc 5 Being rewarded for my spending with discounts and offers at the place I m shopping 6 Being rewarded when I spend a certain amount 7 Ending up with several bags of goodies 8 Finding something I have wanted for ages in the sale 9 Finding somewhere new that I will return to on a future shopping trip 10 Free parking 11 Discovering I fit into something a size smaller than I usually wear 12 Getting to the till to buy something and realising it is cheaper than I thought 13 Grabbing a bargain 14 Having simple ways to pay to avoid the queues 15 Loving the first thing I try on 16 Making an unplanned purchase 17 My favourite music being played in the shops 18 Not paying full price for anything 19 Returning to a tried and tested shopping destination 20 Treating myself to something
66  SHOPPING  The secret to the perfect shopping trip  A Traditional Country Hotel  Perfect for all your family celebratio...
68 69 IT S 2017 TIME TO KICK START YOU RE FOSTERING JOURNEY Park s Training Support A Foster Carers Perspective It s 2017 and people across the country have pledged their New Year resolutions and vowed to make positive changes in their lives Whether it s a healthier lifestyle finding a new hobby or to simply set a new challenge in your life it s a time when people are taking stock considering life changes and seeking inspiration for a rewarding and positive 2017 SO HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BECOMING A FOSTER CARER Park Foster Care are looking for people who could make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children teenagers There PARK FOSTER CARE CHAMPIONS IN FOSTER CARE SUPPORT Want to foster Know someone thinking of fostering Park would love to hear from you CALL US TODAY ON 0800 169 4552 Start your fostering journey with an agency that cares are hundreds of children and young people who are currently seeking a foster home needing carers who will provide nurture support and understanding within the community Children are placed in care for a whole variety of different reasons which for no fault of their own can include a family breakdown neglect abuse or a situation where the child s welfare has been threatened Although their past may have been complex and difficult their future potential with the right foster carer remains positive COULD YOU FOSTER Yes fostering can be challenging but with Park Foster Care s support training and guidance you are never on your own We provide everyday support right from the start Just imagine for a moment the amazing difference you could make to the LIFE of a local child sibling group or teenager Guiding a young person in making better education life choices helping a child to trust and smile again whilst providing a safe stable and nurturing home environment The numbers of siblings and teenagers needing a foster home continues to increase and a variety of foster homes and carers within the East Midlands are required to meet the demand With the support from Park Foster Care you could be a foster carer within 4 6 months check out our information brochure online www parkfostercare com 9000 NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF FOSTERING HOUSEHOLDS With a current shortage of 1 500 foster carers in the East Midlands and over 9 000 nationally we are encouraging people who have considered fostering to act now MAKE THAT FIRST STEP AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A FOSTER CARER IN 2017 I have been fostering for Park Foster care for over 4 years and during that time I have cared for a number of children at the higher end of attachment disorder I attended the Park Parenting Approach training course which gave me a much deeper insight into the emotional needs of looked after children The course was very informative and I felt much more equipped for dealing with the day to day complexities of the children I had in placement However as the children s needs changed so did my need for support and guidance which I received from Park on a one to one basis at home I feel I ve been given more confidence in my ability to foster more challenging children with the knowledge that if I have a situation I feel I am struggling with I can make a phone call or send an email and will receive helpful and constructive advice very quickly So who can Foster You can be Single men women LGBT Married living together or in a same sex relationship A parent already or have no birth children Renting or own your home at least one spare bedroom From any ethnic religious or cultural background Over 21yrs there is no upper age limit Employed homemaker or retired SKILLS TO FOSTER COURSE IN FEBRUARY 2017 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY AT PARKFOSTERCARE COM OR Text FOSTER to 60777 Tel 0800 169 4552
68  69  IT   S 2017, TIME TO KICK START YOU   RE FOSTERING JOURNEY Park   s Training   Support A Foster Carers Perspective...
68 69 IT S 2017 TIME TO KICK START YOU RE FOSTERING JOURNEY Park s Training Support A Foster Carers Perspective It s 2017 and people across the country have pledged their New Year resolutions and vowed to make positive changes in their lives Whether it s a healthier lifestyle finding a new hobby or to simply set a new challenge in your life it s a time when people are taking stock considering life changes and seeking inspiration for a rewarding and positive 2017 SO HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BECOMING A FOSTER CARER Park Foster Care are looking for people who could make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children teenagers There PARK FOSTER CARE CHAMPIONS IN FOSTER CARE SUPPORT Want to foster Know someone thinking of fostering Park would love to hear from you CALL US TODAY ON 0800 169 4552 Start your fostering journey with an agency that cares are hundreds of children and young people who are currently seeking a foster home needing carers who will provide nurture support and understanding within the community Children are placed in care for a whole variety of different reasons which for no fault of their own can include a family breakdown neglect abuse or a situation where the child s welfare has been threatened Although their past may have been complex and difficult their future potential with the right foster carer remains positive COULD YOU FOSTER Yes fostering can be challenging but with Park Foster Care s support training and guidance you are never on your own We provide everyday support right from the start Just imagine for a moment the amazing difference you could make to the LIFE of a local child sibling group or teenager Guiding a young person in making better education life choices helping a child to trust and smile again whilst providing a safe stable and nurturing home environment The numbers of siblings and teenagers needing a foster home continues to increase and a variety of foster homes and carers within the East Midlands are required to meet the demand With the support from Park Foster Care you could be a foster carer within 4 6 months check out our information brochure online www parkfostercare com 9000 NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF FOSTERING HOUSEHOLDS With a current shortage of 1 500 foster carers in the East Midlands and over 9 000 nationally we are encouraging people who have considered fostering to act now MAKE THAT FIRST STEP AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A FOSTER CARER IN 2017 I have been fostering for Park Foster care for over 4 years and during that time I have cared for a number of children at the higher end of attachment disorder I attended the Park Parenting Approach training course which gave me a much deeper insight into the emotional needs of looked after children The course was very informative and I felt much more equipped for dealing with the day to day complexities of the children I had in placement However as the children s needs changed so did my need for support and guidance which I received from Park on a one to one basis at home I feel I ve been given more confidence in my ability to foster more challenging children with the knowledge that if I have a situation I feel I am struggling with I can make a phone call or send an email and will receive helpful and constructive advice very quickly So who can Foster You can be Single men women LGBT Married living together or in a same sex relationship A parent already or have no birth children Renting or own your home at least one spare bedroom From any ethnic religious or cultural background Over 21yrs there is no upper age limit Employed homemaker or retired SKILLS TO FOSTER COURSE IN FEBRUARY 2017 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY AT PARKFOSTERCARE COM OR Text FOSTER to 60777 Tel 0800 169 4552
68  69  IT   S 2017, TIME TO KICK START YOU   RE FOSTERING JOURNEY Park   s Training   Support A Foster Carers Perspective...
ENTERTAINMENT 70 Don t Miss The Punk Pop Favourites Return Blink 182 Coming to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 4 July 2017 Fresh from the success of their 1 UK and US album California Blink 182 the punk pop favourites of a generation have confirmed a huge UK tour in July 2017 The tour will stop off at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Tuesday 4 July 2017 Tickets are on sale priced at 32 45 43 45 and 50 60 includes admin fee Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 Tickets can be booked online at www motorpointarenanottingham com online blink182 or via 0843 373 3000 or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office Bolero Square The Lace Market Nottingham NG1 1LA The first single Bored To Death has fast become a fan favourite Check out the video here www youtube com watch v lic0oCDMfwk The band have recently dropped the video for the second single She s Out Of Her Mind an updated version of their classic video for What s My Age Again View it here www youtube com watch v krpm0v_486k
ENTERTAINMENT  70  Don   t Miss... The Punk Pop Favourites Return Blink-182 Coming to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 4 Ju...
ENTERTAINMENT 70 Don t Miss The Punk Pop Favourites Return Blink 182 Coming to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 4 July 2017 Fresh from the success of their 1 UK and US album California Blink 182 the punk pop favourites of a generation have confirmed a huge UK tour in July 2017 The tour will stop off at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Tuesday 4 July 2017 Tickets are on sale priced at 32 45 43 45 and 50 60 includes admin fee Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 Tickets can be booked online at www motorpointarenanottingham com online blink182 or via 0843 373 3000 or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office Bolero Square The Lace Market Nottingham NG1 1LA The first single Bored To Death has fast become a fan favourite Check out the video here www youtube com watch v lic0oCDMfwk The band have recently dropped the video for the second single She s Out Of Her Mind an updated version of their classic video for What s My Age Again View it here www youtube com watch v krpm0v_486k
ENTERTAINMENT  70  Don   t Miss... The Punk Pop Favourites Return Blink-182 Coming to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 4 Ju...
72 ENTERTAINMENT All Night Entertainment The Vamps announce 2017 UK Ireland tour Playing the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 17 May 2017 The Vamps recently announced their world tour plans including a big run of UK Ireland arenas The Vamps will play the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Wednesday 17 May 2017 The show features support artists The Tide and New Hope Club and a big special guest to be announced soon The production on this tour is going to be their best yet featuring a gigantic stage with runways and ramps that will take the band to all parts of the arena floor The staging will also feature two pits the Wow Pit and the Brad Pit The Wow Pit is a semi circle standing pit located directly at the front of the stage that will be surrounded by additional stage ramps The second pit called the Brad Pit will be located at the end of the main runway where the band will come further out into the crowd to play and interact with their loyal fans A great line up of special guests will also be announced soon via social media The Vamps third studio album is due for release this year and they recently released their brand new single the brilliant All Night with Norwegian House DJ Matoma Tickets on sale priced at 14 28 and 55 44 includes administration fee There is a maximum of six tickets per person The Vamps believe in giving back to their fans with the lowest arena prices in the industry so every fan can see the tour This includes 30 000 tickets at 12 50 14 with admin fees and 80 of the tickets are under 25 28 with admin fees Tickets can be booked online at www motorpointarenanottingham com online thevamps or via 0843 373 3000 or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office Bolero Square The Lace Market Nottingham NG1 1LA You can arrange transport to this event direct through Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Book a 2 discounted return travel to any event on NCT buses or NET trams What s on in Notts ENTERTAINMENT Light Night 2017 Various Venues 10th February Nottingham s annual Light Night Friday 10 February from 5pm to late celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017 and to mark the occasion the biggest ever transformation of the city will be taking place New art work will line the streets and specially created satellite zones with their own local feel will branch out into new parts of the city See Nottingham brought to life after dark through a series of illuminations spectacles music street theatre and much more www experiencenottinghamshire com whatson light night 2017 The Sorcerer s Apprentice With over 40 million records sold and a vast collection of chart topping hits on both sides of the Atlantic to his name Astley remains one of the most successful solo artists to have ever emerged from Britain In his upcoming show he shares songs from his new album entitled 50 Lord of the Dance Royal Concert Hall 16th 18th April Following the phenomenal success of the 2015 UK tour Michael Flatley s Lord of the Dance returns to the UK in 2017 for a 23 city Nationwide tour Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences around the globe with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses 73 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2017 For the third year in a row the greatest stars artists attractions and cosplayers will be coming to Nottingham for a family friendly weekend of fun Jasper Carrott Stand Up And Rock Theatre Royal 18th May Jasper Carrott s Stand Up And Rock does what it says on the tin Jasper is back to his very best mic in hand regaling the audience with his inimitable stand up routines before introducing his musical compatriots that have been rockin audiences all over the world Mansfield Palace Theatre 14th February This delightful half term treat follows a little boy s journey to become a world class magician Suitable for ages 3yrs due to understanding the storyline Frankenstein Palace Theatre Newark 2nd March This adaptation of the classic novel by Mary Shelley brings together live music and puppetry for an inventive retelling of Victor Frankenstein s infamous tale Brendan Cole Royal Concert Hall 6th March A brand new show for 2017 Brendan hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers a new leading lady and a 14 piece band and singers live on stage Stunning lighting amazing special effects and superb choreography it s going be a party Don t miss it Les McKeown s Bay City Rollers Mansfield Palace Theatre 23rd March Featuring original hits such as Bye Bye Baby Shang a Lang Remember and many more as well as introducing new songs from the upcoming Bay City Rollers album Chris Ramsey Mansfield Palace Theatre 26th March Chris Ramsey returns to Mansfield with Is That Chris Ramsey on Sunday 26 March at 7 30pm Following his sell out appearance here in 2016 early booking is definitely advised Rambert Theatre Royal Nottingham 28th 30th March The masterpiece of choreographer Christopher Bruce Ghost Dances is possibly the most popular work in Rambert s history It tells stories of love and compassion as death in the form of the iconic ghost dancers interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people Rick Astley Royal Concert Hall 30th March Olly Murs Motorpoint Arena 13th March Olly Murs one of British music s biggest stars has announced his eagerly anticipated UK tour in Spring 2017 The follow up to the million selling Never Been Better his new album 24 HRS will feature songs like the number one airplay hit You Don t Know Love the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast Billy Ocean Royal Concert Hall 28th April The Caribbean Queen star is Britain s biggest selling black artist of all time with a string of multiplatinum hits Announcing a huge run of UK headline dates for 2017 Billy Ocean will perform all of his greatest hits from the new album Here You Are The Best Of Billy Ocean and favourite tracks EM CON Motorpoint Arena 29th 30th April EM Con the biggest film and television convention in the East Midlands is coming back to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Main Royal Concert Hall foyer South Sherwood Street Call 0115 989 5555 www trch co uk Mansfield palace theatre Box office 01623 633133 www mansfield gov uk palacetheatre Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Tel 0843 373 3000 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Bolero Square The Lace Market NG1 1LA www motorpointarenanottingham com Palace Theatre Newark Box office 01636 655755 www palacenewarktickets com
72  ENTERTAINMENT     All Night    Entertainment  The Vamps announce 2017 UK   Ireland tour Playing the Motorpoint Arena N...
72 ENTERTAINMENT All Night Entertainment The Vamps announce 2017 UK Ireland tour Playing the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 17 May 2017 The Vamps recently announced their world tour plans including a big run of UK Ireland arenas The Vamps will play the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Wednesday 17 May 2017 The show features support artists The Tide and New Hope Club and a big special guest to be announced soon The production on this tour is going to be their best yet featuring a gigantic stage with runways and ramps that will take the band to all parts of the arena floor The staging will also feature two pits the Wow Pit and the Brad Pit The Wow Pit is a semi circle standing pit located directly at the front of the stage that will be surrounded by additional stage ramps The second pit called the Brad Pit will be located at the end of the main runway where the band will come further out into the crowd to play and interact with their loyal fans A great line up of special guests will also be announced soon via social media The Vamps third studio album is due for release this year and they recently released their brand new single the brilliant All Night with Norwegian House DJ Matoma Tickets on sale priced at 14 28 and 55 44 includes administration fee There is a maximum of six tickets per person The Vamps believe in giving back to their fans with the lowest arena prices in the industry so every fan can see the tour This includes 30 000 tickets at 12 50 14 with admin fees and 80 of the tickets are under 25 28 with admin fees Tickets can be booked online at www motorpointarenanottingham com online thevamps or via 0843 373 3000 or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office Bolero Square The Lace Market Nottingham NG1 1LA You can arrange transport to this event direct through Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Book a 2 discounted return travel to any event on NCT buses or NET trams What s on in Notts ENTERTAINMENT Light Night 2017 Various Venues 10th February Nottingham s annual Light Night Friday 10 February from 5pm to late celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017 and to mark the occasion the biggest ever transformation of the city will be taking place New art work will line the streets and specially created satellite zones with their own local feel will branch out into new parts of the city See Nottingham brought to life after dark through a series of illuminations spectacles music street theatre and much more www experiencenottinghamshire com whatson light night 2017 The Sorcerer s Apprentice With over 40 million records sold and a vast collection of chart topping hits on both sides of the Atlantic to his name Astley remains one of the most successful solo artists to have ever emerged from Britain In his upcoming show he shares songs from his new album entitled 50 Lord of the Dance Royal Concert Hall 16th 18th April Following the phenomenal success of the 2015 UK tour Michael Flatley s Lord of the Dance returns to the UK in 2017 for a 23 city Nationwide tour Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences around the globe with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses 73 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2017 For the third year in a row the greatest stars artists attractions and cosplayers will be coming to Nottingham for a family friendly weekend of fun Jasper Carrott Stand Up And Rock Theatre Royal 18th May Jasper Carrott s Stand Up And Rock does what it says on the tin Jasper is back to his very best mic in hand regaling the audience with his inimitable stand up routines before introducing his musical compatriots that have been rockin audiences all over the world Mansfield Palace Theatre 14th February This delightful half term treat follows a little boy s journey to become a world class magician Suitable for ages 3yrs due to understanding the storyline Frankenstein Palace Theatre Newark 2nd March This adaptation of the classic novel by Mary Shelley brings together live music and puppetry for an inventive retelling of Victor Frankenstein s infamous tale Brendan Cole Royal Concert Hall 6th March A brand new show for 2017 Brendan hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers a new leading lady and a 14 piece band and singers live on stage Stunning lighting amazing special effects and superb choreography it s going be a party Don t miss it Les McKeown s Bay City Rollers Mansfield Palace Theatre 23rd March Featuring original hits such as Bye Bye Baby Shang a Lang Remember and many more as well as introducing new songs from the upcoming Bay City Rollers album Chris Ramsey Mansfield Palace Theatre 26th March Chris Ramsey returns to Mansfield with Is That Chris Ramsey on Sunday 26 March at 7 30pm Following his sell out appearance here in 2016 early booking is definitely advised Rambert Theatre Royal Nottingham 28th 30th March The masterpiece of choreographer Christopher Bruce Ghost Dances is possibly the most popular work in Rambert s history It tells stories of love and compassion as death in the form of the iconic ghost dancers interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people Rick Astley Royal Concert Hall 30th March Olly Murs Motorpoint Arena 13th March Olly Murs one of British music s biggest stars has announced his eagerly anticipated UK tour in Spring 2017 The follow up to the million selling Never Been Better his new album 24 HRS will feature songs like the number one airplay hit You Don t Know Love the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast Billy Ocean Royal Concert Hall 28th April The Caribbean Queen star is Britain s biggest selling black artist of all time with a string of multiplatinum hits Announcing a huge run of UK headline dates for 2017 Billy Ocean will perform all of his greatest hits from the new album Here You Are The Best Of Billy Ocean and favourite tracks EM CON Motorpoint Arena 29th 30th April EM Con the biggest film and television convention in the East Midlands is coming back to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Main Royal Concert Hall foyer South Sherwood Street Call 0115 989 5555 www trch co uk Mansfield palace theatre Box office 01623 633133 www mansfield gov uk palacetheatre Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Tel 0843 373 3000 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Bolero Square The Lace Market NG1 1LA www motorpointarenanottingham com Palace Theatre Newark Box office 01636 655755 www palacenewarktickets com
72  ENTERTAINMENT     All Night    Entertainment  The Vamps announce 2017 UK   Ireland tour Playing the Motorpoint Arena N...
74 ENTERTAINMENT 75 Snowdrops at Deene Park The Christmas and New Year festivities are a distant memory and the forthcoming summer feels like an age away during these short cold and gloomy days however spring is on its way February is the month when first strains of the dawn chorus can be heard as day breaks on the horizon leaf buds are starting to show on the trees and carpets of snowdrops quietly announce new life in the garden At Deene Park swathes of these delicate flowers of all varieties have shaken off the winter blues and are saying hello world The spectacular display includes Pusey Green Tip distinctive by its bold green markings on the outer petals and Blewbury Tart which resembles a Victorian ball gown two among a cast of thousands and both in abundance in the grounds and gardens of Deene Park They are not alone Keeping them company are a variety of other early flowering plants and shrubs such as hellebores and crocuses scented viburnums and winter honeysuckles Why not shake off your winter blues and step into our garden this February and enjoy these shy delicate beauties for yourself The gardens are open on Sunday 19th and 26th February 2017 12pm until 4pm Admission Adults 5 00 Children under 12yrs F O C We are able to accommodate midweek group bookings of 20 or more on Tuesday 21st Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd by prior appointment only Deene Park can be found off the A43 12 miles from Stamford and 6 miles north east of Corby For further information Email admin deenepark com Tel 01780 450278 Website www deenepark com Spring Summer at The Playhouse A Nottingham icon a Pulitzer prize winning novel a global smash hit rock opera and a landmark British comedy are just some of the highlights of the Spring Summer 2017 season at Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham Playhouse is delighted to announce its Spring Summer season of work that begins with the 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe s Touched Starring Bafta award winning actress Vicky McClure and Aishling Loftus Touched is a powerful and poignant World War II drama set during the 100 days between VE and VJ day Frank Galati s ground breaking adaptation of John Steinbeck s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath is a Nottingham Playhouse co production with Nuffield Royal and Derngate Northampton and West Yorkshire Playhouse The Grapes of Wrath is an epic story of unity community and survival against odds Based on the iconic 1969 concept album The Who s Tommy is the multi award winning rock opera written by Pete Townshend With a cast of 22 performers and musicians this is the story of the pinball playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years In May Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage will be bringing a brand new production of the Olivier Award winning comedy East Is East to the stage Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household Back in George s homeland Pakistan a father rules the house but in 1970s Salford as Britain evolves and rebels his teenage children are proving quite a challenge This modern comedy classic shares the joy chaos and love of family life Ending the season will be Bruce Gutherie s brand new production of the legendary multiaward winning rock musical Rent coming to Nottingham Playhouse as the show celebrates its 20th anniversary This exhilarating landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess SEASON LISTINGS Touched 17 February to 4 March 2017 The Grapes of Wrath 28 March to 8 April 2017 The Who s Tommy 19 April to 29 April 2017 East Is East 25 May to 10 June 2017 at 7pm Rent 16 May to 20 May 2017 BOX OFFICE INFORMATION www nottinghamplayhouse co uk Box office 0115 941 9419
74  ENTERTAINMENT  75  Snowdrops at Deene Park  The Christmas and New Year festivities are a distant memory and the forthc...
74 ENTERTAINMENT 75 Snowdrops at Deene Park The Christmas and New Year festivities are a distant memory and the forthcoming summer feels like an age away during these short cold and gloomy days however spring is on its way February is the month when first strains of the dawn chorus can be heard as day breaks on the horizon leaf buds are starting to show on the trees and carpets of snowdrops quietly announce new life in the garden At Deene Park swathes of these delicate flowers of all varieties have shaken off the winter blues and are saying hello world The spectacular display includes Pusey Green Tip distinctive by its bold green markings on the outer petals and Blewbury Tart which resembles a Victorian ball gown two among a cast of thousands and both in abundance in the grounds and gardens of Deene Park They are not alone Keeping them company are a variety of other early flowering plants and shrubs such as hellebores and crocuses scented viburnums and winter honeysuckles Why not shake off your winter blues and step into our garden this February and enjoy these shy delicate beauties for yourself The gardens are open on Sunday 19th and 26th February 2017 12pm until 4pm Admission Adults 5 00 Children under 12yrs F O C We are able to accommodate midweek group bookings of 20 or more on Tuesday 21st Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd by prior appointment only Deene Park can be found off the A43 12 miles from Stamford and 6 miles north east of Corby For further information Email admin deenepark com Tel 01780 450278 Website www deenepark com Spring Summer at The Playhouse A Nottingham icon a Pulitzer prize winning novel a global smash hit rock opera and a landmark British comedy are just some of the highlights of the Spring Summer 2017 season at Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham Playhouse is delighted to announce its Spring Summer season of work that begins with the 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe s Touched Starring Bafta award winning actress Vicky McClure and Aishling Loftus Touched is a powerful and poignant World War II drama set during the 100 days between VE and VJ day Frank Galati s ground breaking adaptation of John Steinbeck s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath is a Nottingham Playhouse co production with Nuffield Royal and Derngate Northampton and West Yorkshire Playhouse The Grapes of Wrath is an epic story of unity community and survival against odds Based on the iconic 1969 concept album The Who s Tommy is the multi award winning rock opera written by Pete Townshend With a cast of 22 performers and musicians this is the story of the pinball playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years In May Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage will be bringing a brand new production of the Olivier Award winning comedy East Is East to the stage Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household Back in George s homeland Pakistan a father rules the house but in 1970s Salford as Britain evolves and rebels his teenage children are proving quite a challenge This modern comedy classic shares the joy chaos and love of family life Ending the season will be Bruce Gutherie s brand new production of the legendary multiaward winning rock musical Rent coming to Nottingham Playhouse as the show celebrates its 20th anniversary This exhilarating landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess SEASON LISTINGS Touched 17 February to 4 March 2017 The Grapes of Wrath 28 March to 8 April 2017 The Who s Tommy 19 April to 29 April 2017 East Is East 25 May to 10 June 2017 at 7pm Rent 16 May to 20 May 2017 BOX OFFICE INFORMATION www nottinghamplayhouse co uk Box office 0115 941 9419
74  ENTERTAINMENT  75  Snowdrops at Deene Park  The Christmas and New Year festivities are a distant memory and the forthc...
ENTERTAINMENT The Spring Season at Curve From ground breaking new drama to some foxy family fun Curve has a fantastic programme on offer this Spring with something for everyone to enjoy In February the venue opens the UK tour of the hilarious musical The Wedding Singer starring Ray Quinn The X Factor and Ruth Madoc Hi De Hi Marking 50 years since the death of celebrated Leicester playwright Joe Orton Curve will then present a brand new production of his classic comedy What the Butler Saw Comedian and actor Rufus Hound One Man Two Guvnors plays the central character psychiatrist Dr Prentice who attempts to seduce his prospective secretary Dakota Blue Richards Endeavour in a hilarious innuendofuelled interview Holby City s Catherine Russell also joins the cast as Dr Prentice s wife Later in the season audiences will be treated to brand new productions of several classic shows from multi award winning rock musical RENT to George Bernard Shaw s Pygmalion and an innovative new version of Dr Frankenstein There s also plenty of fun in store for families Following Curve s celebrated productions of The Witches and The Twits the venue has teamed up with Nuffield Southampton Theatres to bring another Roald Dahl story to life onstage Fantastic Mr Fox A juicy tale of greed pride and the power of friendship this world premiere production promises to be a theatrical feast with live music and gloriumptious designs To find out more about Curve s full season visit the website www curveonline co uk 77
ENTERTAINMENT  The Spring Season at Curve From ground-breaking new drama to some foxy family fun, Curve has a fantastic pr...
ENTERTAINMENT The Spring Season at Curve From ground breaking new drama to some foxy family fun Curve has a fantastic programme on offer this Spring with something for everyone to enjoy In February the venue opens the UK tour of the hilarious musical The Wedding Singer starring Ray Quinn The X Factor and Ruth Madoc Hi De Hi Marking 50 years since the death of celebrated Leicester playwright Joe Orton Curve will then present a brand new production of his classic comedy What the Butler Saw Comedian and actor Rufus Hound One Man Two Guvnors plays the central character psychiatrist Dr Prentice who attempts to seduce his prospective secretary Dakota Blue Richards Endeavour in a hilarious innuendofuelled interview Holby City s Catherine Russell also joins the cast as Dr Prentice s wife Later in the season audiences will be treated to brand new productions of several classic shows from multi award winning rock musical RENT to George Bernard Shaw s Pygmalion and an innovative new version of Dr Frankenstein There s also plenty of fun in store for families Following Curve s celebrated productions of The Witches and The Twits the venue has teamed up with Nuffield Southampton Theatres to bring another Roald Dahl story to life onstage Fantastic Mr Fox A juicy tale of greed pride and the power of friendship this world premiere production promises to be a theatrical feast with live music and gloriumptious designs To find out more about Curve s full season visit the website www curveonline co uk 77
ENTERTAINMENT  The Spring Season at Curve From ground-breaking new drama to some foxy family fun, Curve has a fantastic pr...
78 ENTERTAINMENT 79 A Hilarious Story of Self Discovery E ncore Performing Arts proudly presents the hitcomedy musical Avenue Q After recently producing productions of Fawlty Towers One Man Two Guvnors and Singin in the Rain we are pleased to be bringing this hilarious show to the Nottingham stage he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever elusive purpose in life A tiny bank balance the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of selfdiscovery N B Avenue Q contains scenes which may be unsuitable for children 12 Children professional puppets we re sure to maintain our reputation of high standards and enjoyable productions The show will be performed at the Nottingham Arts Theatre on George Street in Hockley from Tuesday 21st Saturday 25th February 2017 Tickets are available now at www ticketsource co uk encoreperformingarts and are priced at Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get but it is home to some lively an off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets Princeton a bright eyed college graduate has just moved to this neighbourhood as under 5 are not admitted Parental discretion is advised We are so pleased to be performing this show Encore always pulls out the stops to put on the best show possible with the best possible cast We have a highly talented group of individuals performing onstage and combined with a hired set of 12 concessions Under 18 Over 65 and Students and 14 for adults Alternatively you can ring the box office at 0333 666 3366 Online and telephone booking fees apply For more information you can check out our website at www encoreperformingarts co uk or like us on Facebook encorenottingham
78  ENTERTAINMENT  79  A Hilarious Story of Self- Discovery  E  ncore  Performing Arts proudly presents the hitcomedy musi...
78 ENTERTAINMENT 79 A Hilarious Story of Self Discovery E ncore Performing Arts proudly presents the hitcomedy musical Avenue Q After recently producing productions of Fawlty Towers One Man Two Guvnors and Singin in the Rain we are pleased to be bringing this hilarious show to the Nottingham stage he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever elusive purpose in life A tiny bank balance the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of selfdiscovery N B Avenue Q contains scenes which may be unsuitable for children 12 Children professional puppets we re sure to maintain our reputation of high standards and enjoyable productions The show will be performed at the Nottingham Arts Theatre on George Street in Hockley from Tuesday 21st Saturday 25th February 2017 Tickets are available now at www ticketsource co uk encoreperformingarts and are priced at Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get but it is home to some lively an off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets Princeton a bright eyed college graduate has just moved to this neighbourhood as under 5 are not admitted Parental discretion is advised We are so pleased to be performing this show Encore always pulls out the stops to put on the best show possible with the best possible cast We have a highly talented group of individuals performing onstage and combined with a hired set of 12 concessions Under 18 Over 65 and Students and 14 for adults Alternatively you can ring the box office at 0333 666 3366 Online and telephone booking fees apply For more information you can check out our website at www encoreperformingarts co uk or like us on Facebook encorenottingham
78  ENTERTAINMENT  79  A Hilarious Story of Self- Discovery  E  ncore  Performing Arts proudly presents the hitcomedy musi...
ENTERTAINMENT 81 Game on E ver hark back to the days of Mario Kart and think I wish I could play that while eating a toastie in Nottingham City Centre Boom Welcome to The National Videogame Arcade a gaming centre education space and museum all in one Whether your last encounter with video games was playing an 8 bit donkey kong wrestling with coding a BBC furiously bashing buttons on arcade machines or you re still an avid gaming fan there s something for everyone at the NVA Housed over five floors in the centre of Nottingham it creates exhibitions events content and learning programmes which inspire everyone not just to play games but also to develop their own game making potential The NVA provides an entertainment space for family days out as well as holding regular gaming events for all ages There s a caf bar that serves coffee by day and craft beer by night The Toast Bar with as many ways of eating toast as you can think of It s also home to a selection of free to play titles so you can grab a quick round of Mario Kart with a toastie over lunch or go out for drinks with friends in a relaxed games friendly atmosphere On a visit to the galleries as you enter you re greeted by Mission Control a unique installation built by the NVA s own engineering team It s a fun introduction to how games work with multiple players able to push a button here or there to change parts of the game draw space aliens that instantly appear on screen change the graphics or even add space age sounds Upstairs is the Hall of Inputs a large open gallery space filled with arcade cabs large screens and the Virtual Reality experience on HTC s Vive headset Here you ll find games old and new with interesting peripherals and ways to play not your average console plugged into a telly Onwards through the building and Gallery 3 is home to a growing collection of games in development showcasing a variety of indiedeveloped games with feedback going to the creators directly from the players informing the design of their games continuing the NVA s mission at its core being about helping the people who make games and their stories their worlds Here you ll also find a slice of history in the form of 100 Objects unique items from gaming past on display with retro consoles available to play Code on a BBC play space invaders and enjoy the formative early years of videogames To see what s on at The National Videogame Arcade visit www thenva com The NVA is open Friday Saturday and Sunday 10am until 6pm with additional opening times during school holidays The Toast bar is open until late WednesdaySaturday
ENTERTAINMENT  81  Game on   E  ver hark back to the days of Mario Kart and think,    I wish I could play that while eatin...
ENTERTAINMENT 81 Game on E ver hark back to the days of Mario Kart and think I wish I could play that while eating a toastie in Nottingham City Centre Boom Welcome to The National Videogame Arcade a gaming centre education space and museum all in one Whether your last encounter with video games was playing an 8 bit donkey kong wrestling with coding a BBC furiously bashing buttons on arcade machines or you re still an avid gaming fan there s something for everyone at the NVA Housed over five floors in the centre of Nottingham it creates exhibitions events content and learning programmes which inspire everyone not just to play games but also to develop their own game making potential The NVA provides an entertainment space for family days out as well as holding regular gaming events for all ages There s a caf bar that serves coffee by day and craft beer by night The Toast Bar with as many ways of eating toast as you can think of It s also home to a selection of free to play titles so you can grab a quick round of Mario Kart with a toastie over lunch or go out for drinks with friends in a relaxed games friendly atmosphere On a visit to the galleries as you enter you re greeted by Mission Control a unique installation built by the NVA s own engineering team It s a fun introduction to how games work with multiple players able to push a button here or there to change parts of the game draw space aliens that instantly appear on screen change the graphics or even add space age sounds Upstairs is the Hall of Inputs a large open gallery space filled with arcade cabs large screens and the Virtual Reality experience on HTC s Vive headset Here you ll find games old and new with interesting peripherals and ways to play not your average console plugged into a telly Onwards through the building and Gallery 3 is home to a growing collection of games in development showcasing a variety of indiedeveloped games with feedback going to the creators directly from the players informing the design of their games continuing the NVA s mission at its core being about helping the people who make games and their stories their worlds Here you ll also find a slice of history in the form of 100 Objects unique items from gaming past on display with retro consoles available to play Code on a BBC play space invaders and enjoy the formative early years of videogames To see what s on at The National Videogame Arcade visit www thenva com The NVA is open Friday Saturday and Sunday 10am until 6pm with additional opening times during school holidays The Toast bar is open until late WednesdaySaturday
ENTERTAINMENT  81  Game on   E  ver hark back to the days of Mario Kart and think,    I wish I could play that while eatin...
82 The City s Best Kept Secrets By Mackenzie Orrock Chocolate Utopia Survive the seasons with Hygge 83 HyggeBox is a new monthly subscription box in the UK delivering Danish Cosiness monthly to subscribers and gift recipients Hygge is the Danish concept of cosiness togetherness wellbeing and happiness which is gaining popularity in the UK HyggeBox is the brainchild of partners Sally Morris and Gabby Garcia who have used the Hygge concept to connect and survive the seasons Now they are out to help others find a new approach to life to appreciate the simple things and to enjoy Autumn Winter Spring and Summer by sending them monthly themed and seasonal boxes Every box is full of indulgent treats Hygge cosiness and activities to promote togetherness and wellbeing Gabby commented We met in May and discovered we were an unlikely match Sally is a summer lover who has spent every winter out of the U K in the last 10 years I m very much in to winter I get a chance to wear my favourite jumpers and eat big plates of stodgy food I have been using Hygge and the ideas and principles of it in my own life and home for a number of years As we spent time together we discovered that Sally used Hygge unconsciously in the summer to help me relax and enjoy it more We realised that the concept of Hygge was helping us to connect and wanted to share it with others Each box contains personalised touches and Danish language cards developed by Sally and Gabby Along with three core Hygge items indulgence hot drinks candles plus the seasonal and themed items relating to that box Sally added We have had an amazing response already with subscriber numbers growing fast and we are planning on expanding further into couples boxes and even a HyggeBox store You can find out more and subscribe at www hyggebox co uk Subscriptions are available monthly pre paid or as gift subscriptions In the city centre just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of Market Square Chocolate Utopia is a haven for anyone with a sweet tooth See luxury chocolates of all shapes and sizes made on sight and choose from a mouthwatering selection of flavours and toppings to enjoy alongside your coffee The Savoy The Savoy cinema on Derby Road is reminiscent of the old days With just a few small screens it s a more private and intimate way to enjoy the latest film releases and the couples love seats make it the perfect date night destination The ticket prices are a little easier on the wallet than some of the bigger more modern cinemas too Hockley Arts Club N ottingham s infamous bandit and its historic castle are just a couple of the many things the city is famous for but its streets are lined with lesser known treasures that the average visitor wouldn t have even known existed This bar and restaurant gives a whole new meaning to the term hidden treasure Located down a quiet alleyway in The Lace Market The Hockley Arts Club boasts an eclectic interior an impressive cocktail menu and a Sunday Roast you d be hard pushed to beat The Hungry Pumpkin The Hungry Pumpkin offers all the charms of an independent deli in the city s historic Cathedral Quarter Expect good old fashioned flavoursome food and service with a smile Fletcher Gate Art Gallery The Fletcher Gate Art Gallery is the only independent gallery in the whole of the city Featuring local artists as well as those from further afield and a wide range of artistic styles there s sure to be a piece to catch your eye Everything Your Dog Deserves Cuddles A Plenty is a Doggy Day Care Centre and Shop in Bulwell and is the first and only fully licensed and insured centre of its type in Nottingham Top tens of 2016 Nottinghamshire County Council reveals its annual list of top tens for 2016 Most popular baby names recorded by the Registration Service We provide a number of personal services for people with dogs such as day care dog walking home visits and home boarding We specialise in providing a trusting loving learning environment in which pet parents can feel safe to leave their beloved pets Our modern and fresh Day Care Centre is aimed at dogs that may be bored at home and or need to socialise with other dogs giving them an opportunity to play and have fun At the Centre the dogs are fed according to their dietary needs brushed and pampered and where required are given basic clicker training as part of the service This is done through consultation with the owner and keeps the dogs stimulated and focused They all receive a 30 minute lead walk included within the prices listed on our website which can also be a 1 1 training walk for dogs that pull on their lead all of this at no extra cost Dionne the founder and owner of Cuddles A Plenty says We have worked hard to give the centre a home from home feeling for the dogs with a modern heating system during winter paddling pools in summer comfy sofas to curl up on and even a TV The dogs are never left alone as the centre is fully staffed at all times with a very low ratio of a maximum of 8 dogs per member of staff Puppies have their own area to play in with their dedicated staff member until they are ready to mix with the older dogs We also offer a fully insured pick up and drop off service via our pet taxi for anybody who can t get their dogs to the centre and the onsite shop stocks a great range of ecofriendly dog toys and accessories Visit www cuddlesaplenty co uk or call 0115 8372549 for more information GIRLS 1 Amelia 53 2 Olivia 51 3 Emily 42 4 Scarlett 34 5 Evie 34 6 Ava 31 7 Isla 31 8 Freya 27 9 Lily 25 10 Ellie 24 BOYS 1 Oliver 63 2 George 54 3 Alfie 52 4 Harry 50 5 Oscar 49 6 Jack 46 7 Charlie 44 8 Jacob 41 9 Freddie 40 10 James 38 Most popular school meal dishes 1 Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding 2 Margherita Pizza 3 Fish and Chips 4 Nottinghamshire farmed sausage 5 Spaghetti Bolognese 6 Roast Pork and Stuffing 7 Turkey Meatballs 8 Vegetable Chilli con Carne 9 Chicken or Quorn and Lentil Curry 10 Cottage Pie Most popular Meals on Wheels dishes 1 Lamb hot pot 2 Sliced chicken 3 Cottage Pie 4 Sliced beef and Yorkshire pudding 5 Steak and Kidney Pie 6 Minced Beef and Dumplings 7 Corned Beef Pie 8 Fish in Parsley Sauce 9 Sausage and Mash 10 Sliced pork Most popular civil wedding ceremony venues and number of ceremonies 1 Mansfield Registration Office 453 2 Welbeck Banqueting Hall West Bridgford 332 3 The Gilstrap Newark 270 4 Victoria Suite Worksop 163 5 Swancar Farm Country House Trowell 134 6 County Hall West Bridgford 62 7 West Retford Hotel 62 8 Nottinghamshire Golf Country Club Stragglethorpe 60 9 Norwood Park Country House Southwell 56 10 Woodborough Hall 56 Waste recycled by type based on tonnage taken at their Recycling Centres 1 Compostable garden waste 2 Wood 3 Ferrous metal 4 Paper and card 5 Small electrical appliances 6 Glass 7 Textiles 8 Fridges 9 Televisions and computer monitors 10 Non ferrous metals
82  The City   s Best Kept Secrets By Mackenzie Orrock  Chocolate Utopia  Survive the seasons with Hygge  83  HyggeBox is ...
82 The City s Best Kept Secrets By Mackenzie Orrock Chocolate Utopia Survive the seasons with Hygge 83 HyggeBox is a new monthly subscription box in the UK delivering Danish Cosiness monthly to subscribers and gift recipients Hygge is the Danish concept of cosiness togetherness wellbeing and happiness which is gaining popularity in the UK HyggeBox is the brainchild of partners Sally Morris and Gabby Garcia who have used the Hygge concept to connect and survive the seasons Now they are out to help others find a new approach to life to appreciate the simple things and to enjoy Autumn Winter Spring and Summer by sending them monthly themed and seasonal boxes Every box is full of indulgent treats Hygge cosiness and activities to promote togetherness and wellbeing Gabby commented We met in May and discovered we were an unlikely match Sally is a summer lover who has spent every winter out of the U K in the last 10 years I m very much in to winter I get a chance to wear my favourite jumpers and eat big plates of stodgy food I have been using Hygge and the ideas and principles of it in my own life and home for a number of years As we spent time together we discovered that Sally used Hygge unconsciously in the summer to help me relax and enjoy it more We realised that the concept of Hygge was helping us to connect and wanted to share it with others Each box contains personalised touches and Danish language cards developed by Sally and Gabby Along with three core Hygge items indulgence hot drinks candles plus the seasonal and themed items relating to that box Sally added We have had an amazing response already with subscriber numbers growing fast and we are planning on expanding further into couples boxes and even a HyggeBox store You can find out more and subscribe at www hyggebox co uk Subscriptions are available monthly pre paid or as gift subscriptions In the city centre just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of Market Square Chocolate Utopia is a haven for anyone with a sweet tooth See luxury chocolates of all shapes and sizes made on sight and choose from a mouthwatering selection of flavours and toppings to enjoy alongside your coffee The Savoy The Savoy cinema on Derby Road is reminiscent of the old days With just a few small screens it s a more private and intimate way to enjoy the latest film releases and the couples love seats make it the perfect date night destination The ticket prices are a little easier on the wallet than some of the bigger more modern cinemas too Hockley Arts Club N ottingham s infamous bandit and its historic castle are just a couple of the many things the city is famous for but its streets are lined with lesser known treasures that the average visitor wouldn t have even known existed This bar and restaurant gives a whole new meaning to the term hidden treasure Located down a quiet alleyway in The Lace Market The Hockley Arts Club boasts an eclectic interior an impressive cocktail menu and a Sunday Roast you d be hard pushed to beat The Hungry Pumpkin The Hungry Pumpkin offers all the charms of an independent deli in the city s historic Cathedral Quarter Expect good old fashioned flavoursome food and service with a smile Fletcher Gate Art Gallery The Fletcher Gate Art Gallery is the only independent gallery in the whole of the city Featuring local artists as well as those from further afield and a wide range of artistic styles there s sure to be a piece to catch your eye Everything Your Dog Deserves Cuddles A Plenty is a Doggy Day Care Centre and Shop in Bulwell and is the first and only fully licensed and insured centre of its type in Nottingham Top tens of 2016 Nottinghamshire County Council reveals its annual list of top tens for 2016 Most popular baby names recorded by the Registration Service We provide a number of personal services for people with dogs such as day care dog walking home visits and home boarding We specialise in providing a trusting loving learning environment in which pet parents can feel safe to leave their beloved pets Our modern and fresh Day Care Centre is aimed at dogs that may be bored at home and or need to socialise with other dogs giving them an opportunity to play and have fun At the Centre the dogs are fed according to their dietary needs brushed and pampered and where required are given basic clicker training as part of the service This is done through consultation with the owner and keeps the dogs stimulated and focused They all receive a 30 minute lead walk included within the prices listed on our website which can also be a 1 1 training walk for dogs that pull on their lead all of this at no extra cost Dionne the founder and owner of Cuddles A Plenty says We have worked hard to give the centre a home from home feeling for the dogs with a modern heating system during winter paddling pools in summer comfy sofas to curl up on and even a TV The dogs are never left alone as the centre is fully staffed at all times with a very low ratio of a maximum of 8 dogs per member of staff Puppies have their own area to play in with their dedicated staff member until they are ready to mix with the older dogs We also offer a fully insured pick up and drop off service via our pet taxi for anybody who can t get their dogs to the centre and the onsite shop stocks a great range of ecofriendly dog toys and accessories Visit www cuddlesaplenty co uk or call 0115 8372549 for more information GIRLS 1 Amelia 53 2 Olivia 51 3 Emily 42 4 Scarlett 34 5 Evie 34 6 Ava 31 7 Isla 31 8 Freya 27 9 Lily 25 10 Ellie 24 BOYS 1 Oliver 63 2 George 54 3 Alfie 52 4 Harry 50 5 Oscar 49 6 Jack 46 7 Charlie 44 8 Jacob 41 9 Freddie 40 10 James 38 Most popular school meal dishes 1 Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding 2 Margherita Pizza 3 Fish and Chips 4 Nottinghamshire farmed sausage 5 Spaghetti Bolognese 6 Roast Pork and Stuffing 7 Turkey Meatballs 8 Vegetable Chilli con Carne 9 Chicken or Quorn and Lentil Curry 10 Cottage Pie Most popular Meals on Wheels dishes 1 Lamb hot pot 2 Sliced chicken 3 Cottage Pie 4 Sliced beef and Yorkshire pudding 5 Steak and Kidney Pie 6 Minced Beef and Dumplings 7 Corned Beef Pie 8 Fish in Parsley Sauce 9 Sausage and Mash 10 Sliced pork Most popular civil wedding ceremony venues and number of ceremonies 1 Mansfield Registration Office 453 2 Welbeck Banqueting Hall West Bridgford 332 3 The Gilstrap Newark 270 4 Victoria Suite Worksop 163 5 Swancar Farm Country House Trowell 134 6 County Hall West Bridgford 62 7 West Retford Hotel 62 8 Nottinghamshire Golf Country Club Stragglethorpe 60 9 Norwood Park Country House Southwell 56 10 Woodborough Hall 56 Waste recycled by type based on tonnage taken at their Recycling Centres 1 Compostable garden waste 2 Wood 3 Ferrous metal 4 Paper and card 5 Small electrical appliances 6 Glass 7 Textiles 8 Fridges 9 Televisions and computer monitors 10 Non ferrous metals
82  The City   s Best Kept Secrets By Mackenzie Orrock  Chocolate Utopia  Survive the seasons with Hygge  83  HyggeBox is ...
COFFEE TABLE READS 84 85 Britain s Best Walks Atlas of Improbable Places Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind s own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations Accompanied by Alan Horsfield s specially commissioned illustrations Travis Elborough goes on a voyage of the world s most unlikely and curious locations in search of the obscure and bizarre the beautiful and estranged Atlas of Improbably Places features Dream Creations Deserted Destinations Architectural Oddities Floating Worlds Otherwordly Spaces and Subterranean Realms The James Bond Archives Christopher Somerville has covered the length and breadth of the UK on foot and has written and broadcast about its history landscape wildlife and people for over 25 years More than just a basic guidebook this is a meditation on our relationship with the landscape and a celebration of all that Britain has to offer From Cornwall to Shetland via Pembrokeshire and Borrowdale this is the most comprehensive collection of walks in the United Kingdom available in one book and features trails to suit all skill levels and preferences whether you want a gentle ramble to the pub or something much more challenging Top Coffee Table Reads In collaboration with EON Productions this trade edition of The James Bond Archives includes all the same stunning imagery and behind the scenes knowledge as the original XL book just with a smaller format and a softer price tag The result is an affordable compact yet comprehensive record of every single Bond film ever made beginning with Dr No 1962 and ending with Spectre 2015 The wealth of on set photos unseen stills set designs storyboards production memos is supplemented by an oral history recounted by over 150 cast and crew members Scandinavia Dreaming Within the lines of tilecovered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits and large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days insight into this special thread of skilled craftsmanship awaits Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors architecture and products that show the richness variety and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces The projects within Scandinavia Dreaming translate to any four walls and readily invite transformation from page to reality The design of Scandinavia has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials These integral spaces illustrate today s evolving story of Nordic design one that is equal parts elegance function and tradition
COFFEE TABLE READS  84  85  Britain   s Best Walks  Atlas of Improbable Places Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgot...
COFFEE TABLE READS 84 85 Britain s Best Walks Atlas of Improbable Places Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind s own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations Accompanied by Alan Horsfield s specially commissioned illustrations Travis Elborough goes on a voyage of the world s most unlikely and curious locations in search of the obscure and bizarre the beautiful and estranged Atlas of Improbably Places features Dream Creations Deserted Destinations Architectural Oddities Floating Worlds Otherwordly Spaces and Subterranean Realms The James Bond Archives Christopher Somerville has covered the length and breadth of the UK on foot and has written and broadcast about its history landscape wildlife and people for over 25 years More than just a basic guidebook this is a meditation on our relationship with the landscape and a celebration of all that Britain has to offer From Cornwall to Shetland via Pembrokeshire and Borrowdale this is the most comprehensive collection of walks in the United Kingdom available in one book and features trails to suit all skill levels and preferences whether you want a gentle ramble to the pub or something much more challenging Top Coffee Table Reads In collaboration with EON Productions this trade edition of The James Bond Archives includes all the same stunning imagery and behind the scenes knowledge as the original XL book just with a smaller format and a softer price tag The result is an affordable compact yet comprehensive record of every single Bond film ever made beginning with Dr No 1962 and ending with Spectre 2015 The wealth of on set photos unseen stills set designs storyboards production memos is supplemented by an oral history recounted by over 150 cast and crew members Scandinavia Dreaming Within the lines of tilecovered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits and large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days insight into this special thread of skilled craftsmanship awaits Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors architecture and products that show the richness variety and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces The projects within Scandinavia Dreaming translate to any four walls and readily invite transformation from page to reality The design of Scandinavia has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials These integral spaces illustrate today s evolving story of Nordic design one that is equal parts elegance function and tradition
COFFEE TABLE READS  84  85  Britain   s Best Walks  Atlas of Improbable Places Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgot...
A warm welcome for some wildlife PETS 87 Wigeon Flock Courtesy of Mike Vickers Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre in the snow Red Crested Pochards Courtesy of Mike Vickers 86 W hilst you may have spent the last couple of months huddled around your fire and avoiding having to go out into the winter weather unless you absolutely must many species of bird choose to spend the winter here in the UK because it provides a relatively warm and welcoming alternative Many species consider our winters balmy not barmy and each year we see an influx of birds especially ducks and other water birds from all over northern Europe the Baltic s Scandinavia and Greenland These birds are looking for open waters where they can feed in safety during the coldest months of the year and the Trent Valley with its large number of flooded gravel pits and other water bodies makes an ideal destination Places such as Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust s Besthorpe Nature Reserve and the RSPB s Langford Lowfields gravel complex next door both near Newark our Idle Valley reserve in the north of the County and Netherfield Lagoons and Attenborough Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Nottingham all get their share of winter visitors Whilst Attenborough tends to hog the headlines and rightly so in many regards after all it is one of the country s most popular and accessible nature reserves our Idle Valley reserve near Retford is over twice the size and is of national significance for its wild bird populations It provides a haven for birds such as wigeon gadwall shelduck and red crested pochard in winter Now that the caf at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre is open seven days a week this reserve is an ideal destination for a winter walk However if you wish to see the furthest extremes of this massive site you ll need an early start and a comfy pair of boots For those not familiar with bird identification we run regular Sunday bird walks throughout the year to help ensure that visitors get to see a range of species whatever the season A trip to Attenborough Nature Reserve in winter is always worthwhile The site is important due to its over wintering populations of diving ducks such as tufted duck pochard goldeneye and goosander Numbers are usually highest in January and February and if the weather is very cold further north rarer species such as smew and scaup can be seen The beauty of sites such as Attenborough is that it is very easy to get good views of large numbers of birds making it easy to marvel at the fact that many have travelled hundreds if not thousands of miles to get here To think that birds may have flown down from Greenland is to my mind quite amazing When you consider that when these birds fly back north to breed in the spring their place will be taken by warblers and other summer visitors arriving from as far afield as Africa the complexity of nature seems almost mind blowing So whilst you might prefer to stay indoors safe from the winter weather January and February can be a really good time to get out and about watching wildlife so why not wrap up warm and go bird watching For further details of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves and events visit www nottinghamshirewildlife org Erin McDaid Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
A warm welcome for some wildlife  PETS  87  Wigeon Flock - Courtesy of Mike Vickers  Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre in ...
A warm welcome for some wildlife PETS 87 Wigeon Flock Courtesy of Mike Vickers Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre in the snow Red Crested Pochards Courtesy of Mike Vickers 86 W hilst you may have spent the last couple of months huddled around your fire and avoiding having to go out into the winter weather unless you absolutely must many species of bird choose to spend the winter here in the UK because it provides a relatively warm and welcoming alternative Many species consider our winters balmy not barmy and each year we see an influx of birds especially ducks and other water birds from all over northern Europe the Baltic s Scandinavia and Greenland These birds are looking for open waters where they can feed in safety during the coldest months of the year and the Trent Valley with its large number of flooded gravel pits and other water bodies makes an ideal destination Places such as Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust s Besthorpe Nature Reserve and the RSPB s Langford Lowfields gravel complex next door both near Newark our Idle Valley reserve in the north of the County and Netherfield Lagoons and Attenborough Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Nottingham all get their share of winter visitors Whilst Attenborough tends to hog the headlines and rightly so in many regards after all it is one of the country s most popular and accessible nature reserves our Idle Valley reserve near Retford is over twice the size and is of national significance for its wild bird populations It provides a haven for birds such as wigeon gadwall shelduck and red crested pochard in winter Now that the caf at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre is open seven days a week this reserve is an ideal destination for a winter walk However if you wish to see the furthest extremes of this massive site you ll need an early start and a comfy pair of boots For those not familiar with bird identification we run regular Sunday bird walks throughout the year to help ensure that visitors get to see a range of species whatever the season A trip to Attenborough Nature Reserve in winter is always worthwhile The site is important due to its over wintering populations of diving ducks such as tufted duck pochard goldeneye and goosander Numbers are usually highest in January and February and if the weather is very cold further north rarer species such as smew and scaup can be seen The beauty of sites such as Attenborough is that it is very easy to get good views of large numbers of birds making it easy to marvel at the fact that many have travelled hundreds if not thousands of miles to get here To think that birds may have flown down from Greenland is to my mind quite amazing When you consider that when these birds fly back north to breed in the spring their place will be taken by warblers and other summer visitors arriving from as far afield as Africa the complexity of nature seems almost mind blowing So whilst you might prefer to stay indoors safe from the winter weather January and February can be a really good time to get out and about watching wildlife so why not wrap up warm and go bird watching For further details of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves and events visit www nottinghamshirewildlife org Erin McDaid Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
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INTERIORS PROPERTY 92 INTERIORS PROPERTY A modern twist on a traditional farmhouse The Interiors Lady takes us behind the scenes on her latest transformation 93 In the guest bedroom the windows either side of the bed are much smaller so finding a solution that framed them as a feature but still let as much natural light in as possible was the challenge here I fitted the handmade Roman blinds above the window reveal leaving the window itself exposed to as much light as possible The blinds were made using Nina Campbell Khiton and are finished in a contrasting pom pom trim for added texture The light and airy kitchen introduces the neutral colour palette that runs through the whole house A traditional hand painted kitchen is contrasted against modern white marble flooring work surfaces and ghost chairs mixing contemporary and traditional finishes for a diverse and unconventional space This stunning farmhouse dates back to the 13th century so maintaining its historic and charming character was a big focus of this particular project Incorporating more modern patterns shapes colours and textures meant we were able to put a contemporary twist on the home s character though combining the old and the new for a striking theme that continues throughout and draws attention to its best assets www theinteriorslady co uk www facebook com theinteriorslady www instagram com theinteriorslady Mob 07801285672 The Roman blinds in the farmhouse nursery have been interlined and blackout lined to keep the light out when closed and the Designers Guild Madame Butterfly fabric used for the curtains stands out against the plain silk blind of the window that overlooks the courtyard The neutral theme continues in the sitting room but the stand out feature here is undoubtedly the identical leaded windows that overlook the farmhouse garden Handmade pinch pleat curtains in James Hare Shagreen Silk Lentil frame the view to the summer house perfectly and the acrylic curtain poles divert the eye away from the sloping floors and ceilings The original bathroom suite was retained and in keeping with the rest of the house has been decorated in neutral tones The marble flooring and herringbone marble mosaic have been used to create a contemporary feature wall and the gold Moroccan style sunburst mirror is an attractive finishing touch
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  92  INTERIORS   PROPERTY  A modern twist on a traditional farmhouse The Interiors Lady takes us behi...
INTERIORS PROPERTY 92 INTERIORS PROPERTY A modern twist on a traditional farmhouse The Interiors Lady takes us behind the scenes on her latest transformation 93 In the guest bedroom the windows either side of the bed are much smaller so finding a solution that framed them as a feature but still let as much natural light in as possible was the challenge here I fitted the handmade Roman blinds above the window reveal leaving the window itself exposed to as much light as possible The blinds were made using Nina Campbell Khiton and are finished in a contrasting pom pom trim for added texture The light and airy kitchen introduces the neutral colour palette that runs through the whole house A traditional hand painted kitchen is contrasted against modern white marble flooring work surfaces and ghost chairs mixing contemporary and traditional finishes for a diverse and unconventional space This stunning farmhouse dates back to the 13th century so maintaining its historic and charming character was a big focus of this particular project Incorporating more modern patterns shapes colours and textures meant we were able to put a contemporary twist on the home s character though combining the old and the new for a striking theme that continues throughout and draws attention to its best assets www theinteriorslady co uk www facebook com theinteriorslady www instagram com theinteriorslady Mob 07801285672 The Roman blinds in the farmhouse nursery have been interlined and blackout lined to keep the light out when closed and the Designers Guild Madame Butterfly fabric used for the curtains stands out against the plain silk blind of the window that overlooks the courtyard The neutral theme continues in the sitting room but the stand out feature here is undoubtedly the identical leaded windows that overlook the farmhouse garden Handmade pinch pleat curtains in James Hare Shagreen Silk Lentil frame the view to the summer house perfectly and the acrylic curtain poles divert the eye away from the sloping floors and ceilings The original bathroom suite was retained and in keeping with the rest of the house has been decorated in neutral tones The marble flooring and herringbone marble mosaic have been used to create a contemporary feature wall and the gold Moroccan style sunburst mirror is an attractive finishing touch
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  92  INTERIORS   PROPERTY  A modern twist on a traditional farmhouse The Interiors Lady takes us behi...
INTERIORS PROPERTY 94 95 Cushion with filling 9 68 Candle holder 4 43 Candle holder with four arms 11 77 In a creative home with room for innovative ideas the wonderful tale of S strene Grene began in the late summer of 1973 in Aarhus Denmark It is the story of two elderly sisters Anna and Clara Grene who diligently work to create slight bright di erences to everyday life Anna and Clara are able to nd beauty and happiness in even the smallest of things and their hope is to share their enthusiasm with the rest of the world Therefore the sisters have created a chain of retail shops where a truly special atmosphere exists The sisters seek to set the stage for wonderful experiences and joyful moments Experiences that encourage people to explore and to let their imaginations run free Find S strene Grene in the intu Victoria Centre Tealight holder 1 13 Cushion with filling 10 44
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  94  95  Cushion with filling   9.68 Candle holder   4.43  Candle holder with four arms   11.77  In a...
INTERIORS PROPERTY 94 95 Cushion with filling 9 68 Candle holder 4 43 Candle holder with four arms 11 77 In a creative home with room for innovative ideas the wonderful tale of S strene Grene began in the late summer of 1973 in Aarhus Denmark It is the story of two elderly sisters Anna and Clara Grene who diligently work to create slight bright di erences to everyday life Anna and Clara are able to nd beauty and happiness in even the smallest of things and their hope is to share their enthusiasm with the rest of the world Therefore the sisters have created a chain of retail shops where a truly special atmosphere exists The sisters seek to set the stage for wonderful experiences and joyful moments Experiences that encourage people to explore and to let their imaginations run free Find S strene Grene in the intu Victoria Centre Tealight holder 1 13 Cushion with filling 10 44
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  94  95  Cushion with filling   9.68 Candle holder   4.43  Candle holder with four arms   11.77  In a...
96 INTERIORS PROPERTY 2016 Local market round up Local independent Estate Agents Chartered Surveyors Rex Gooding is a family run business founded by the current owners Daniel and Chloe s father and namesake but it s roots date back to 1937 when grandfather Charles Gooding qualified as a Chartered Surveyor The company specialises in the sale letting and management of properties in West Bridgford Bingham The Vale Trent Valley and South Nottinghamshire The Goodings not only work in the area but live and breathe it as do those they employ in both their West Bridgford and Bingham offices We approached Residential Partner Daniel Gooding to give us a roundup of the local property market in 2016 especially in light of Brexit and what we can expect locally from 2017 Although the London market and those of the bigger cities did stall somewhat post Brexit locally all agents held their breath to see if the ripple effect would occur resulting in a drop in activity and prices But it didn t In fact the reverse happened The local market was really buoyant in 2016 with the average sales price in West Bridgford seeing an increase of 10 15 and in certain areas such as central West Bridgford of 20 In fact Rex Gooding had an excellent year despite the huge change in the political and economical landscape we felt sure that uncertainty would bring with it caution and maybe even pessimism comments Daniel however 2016 was a very good year for us and residential sales in particular The upward trend that began in 2014 continued and West Bridgford has seen house prices rise by 30 in less than three years Daniel adds At Rex Gooding we ended the year on an absolute high In October and November normally months where we see a slow down in activity we had our busiest months of the whole year with an average of 40 people per Open Day at properties across West Bridgford As a result the selling price on a number of homes achieved as much as 10 over the guide price The consequences of course are that more people are participating in best and final offers and agents are achieving higher percentages over the guide price than any other time of the year And the trend going into 2017 Well more of the same Once again the market should be relatively unaffected by Brexit and with interest rates set to stay at the historic low and the same great deals on mortgages those selling should see an average rise of 5 10 next year www rexgooding com 97
96  INTERIORS   PROPERTY  2016 Local market round-up Local, independent Estate Agents   Chartered Surveyors, Rex Gooding i...
96 INTERIORS PROPERTY 2016 Local market round up Local independent Estate Agents Chartered Surveyors Rex Gooding is a family run business founded by the current owners Daniel and Chloe s father and namesake but it s roots date back to 1937 when grandfather Charles Gooding qualified as a Chartered Surveyor The company specialises in the sale letting and management of properties in West Bridgford Bingham The Vale Trent Valley and South Nottinghamshire The Goodings not only work in the area but live and breathe it as do those they employ in both their West Bridgford and Bingham offices We approached Residential Partner Daniel Gooding to give us a roundup of the local property market in 2016 especially in light of Brexit and what we can expect locally from 2017 Although the London market and those of the bigger cities did stall somewhat post Brexit locally all agents held their breath to see if the ripple effect would occur resulting in a drop in activity and prices But it didn t In fact the reverse happened The local market was really buoyant in 2016 with the average sales price in West Bridgford seeing an increase of 10 15 and in certain areas such as central West Bridgford of 20 In fact Rex Gooding had an excellent year despite the huge change in the political and economical landscape we felt sure that uncertainty would bring with it caution and maybe even pessimism comments Daniel however 2016 was a very good year for us and residential sales in particular The upward trend that began in 2014 continued and West Bridgford has seen house prices rise by 30 in less than three years Daniel adds At Rex Gooding we ended the year on an absolute high In October and November normally months where we see a slow down in activity we had our busiest months of the whole year with an average of 40 people per Open Day at properties across West Bridgford As a result the selling price on a number of homes achieved as much as 10 over the guide price The consequences of course are that more people are participating in best and final offers and agents are achieving higher percentages over the guide price than any other time of the year And the trend going into 2017 Well more of the same Once again the market should be relatively unaffected by Brexit and with interest rates set to stay at the historic low and the same great deals on mortgages those selling should see an average rise of 5 10 next year www rexgooding com 97
96  INTERIORS   PROPERTY  2016 Local market round-up Local, independent Estate Agents   Chartered Surveyors, Rex Gooding i...
INTERIORS PROPERTY Bathroom trends for 2017 99 Lisa Jepson from Willbond Bathroom Centres looks at some of the hot bathroom trends for the coming year The bathroom is no longer a mere functional space where we wash and ready ourselves for the day We re spending far more time in there with it being the most intimate and personal place in the home a place to lock the door and get away from it all So why not let your imagination run free and turn the space into a room of real style and beauty 2017 is all about creating a really special place to relax in The bathroom can still be practical of course but why not make it a real living space This can be achieved with a statement bath or shower an interesting vanity unit or console or simply a great wallcovering or impressive light fixture Colour The most on trend colour for the year will be grey which isn t as dreary as it sounds as it works beautifully with a variety of shades and hues This year s neutrals come in the form of a palette of winter morning greys with moodier shades of inky indigo denim blues and timeless black to create a tranquil elegant or dynamic atmosphere to the bathroom To incorporate this into your home make sure to keep things simple and use a neutral colour palette with touches of concrete and metal Statement Baths To indulge your fantasy for a bathing boudoir take the plunge in 2017 and go for a freestanding bath Whether you choose a cast iron bateau or slipper style you ll find them all blissfully deep with smooth soft curves for comfort Add texture to the bathroom with tactile rugs ornate mirrors and for a real show stopping statement hang an oversized light fitting or chandelier over the bath or vanity console Alternatively group two or three lights together for maximum impact Accessories Marble is returning to our bathrooms for 2017 It s easy to integrate into the design of any bathroom not only for walls and flooring but also for accessories and bathroom fittings Look out for marble tiles vases to display plants or flowers or a simple tray to display your favorite bits and pieces Filling our homes with greenery and living plants is also going to be popular in 2017 so expect to see bathroom interiors influenced by nature This can include the use of large prints and even spectacular wallpaper Showers The bath has always taken centre stage in bathroom design however there is now a trend to replace the bath with a grand super luxurious shower instead The new generation of wireless remote controls means the shower can be switched on and off from the bedroom at the touch of a button which together with Bluetooth speakers operated via a tablet or phone should satisfy the needs of today s gadget seekers Scandinavian style The Scandinavian influence in design will continue to have a major impact on our homes and this works particularly well in the bathroom with its clean aesthetics Predominately white but broken with natural finishes textural accents and bold decorative elements The Scandinavian bathroom is the epitome of a tranquil refreshing and contemporary interior looking clean and neat but also with a cosy inviting feel Fixtures A hot trend for 2017 is black chrome or matt black fixtures taps and showers and is the perfect style for all you minimalists out there This unusual alternative to chrome is a perfect finishing touch to any bathroom and can even be the centrepiece Tiles Large format tiles are a must for bathrooms and the larger they are the grander the statement but no more bright high gloss surfaces as tiles in 2017 will be matt nude and neutral We saw hexagonal tiles used on walls and floors in 2016 and we will see their popularity rise in 2017 However wood effect tiles used on walls as well as floors will also continue to be fashionable helping to create the Scandinavian look by creating warmth and character A key pattern for 2017 is herringbone It is no wonder the bathroom is starting to take centre stage in interior design and in people s homes These days with so much choice you can customise your bathroom according to your personal style budget and needs So don t be afraid to make your bathroom more of a living space in 2017 and create a room to be proud of For more creative ideas or practical advice visit Willbond Bathroom showrooms at 265 Ilkeston Road Nottingham NG7 3FY 0115 841 8855 or at 66 London Road Grantham NG31 6HR 01476 512 360 www willbond co uk
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  Bathroom trends for 2017  99  Lisa Jepson from Willbond Bathroom Centres looks at some of the hot ba...
INTERIORS PROPERTY Bathroom trends for 2017 99 Lisa Jepson from Willbond Bathroom Centres looks at some of the hot bathroom trends for the coming year The bathroom is no longer a mere functional space where we wash and ready ourselves for the day We re spending far more time in there with it being the most intimate and personal place in the home a place to lock the door and get away from it all So why not let your imagination run free and turn the space into a room of real style and beauty 2017 is all about creating a really special place to relax in The bathroom can still be practical of course but why not make it a real living space This can be achieved with a statement bath or shower an interesting vanity unit or console or simply a great wallcovering or impressive light fixture Colour The most on trend colour for the year will be grey which isn t as dreary as it sounds as it works beautifully with a variety of shades and hues This year s neutrals come in the form of a palette of winter morning greys with moodier shades of inky indigo denim blues and timeless black to create a tranquil elegant or dynamic atmosphere to the bathroom To incorporate this into your home make sure to keep things simple and use a neutral colour palette with touches of concrete and metal Statement Baths To indulge your fantasy for a bathing boudoir take the plunge in 2017 and go for a freestanding bath Whether you choose a cast iron bateau or slipper style you ll find them all blissfully deep with smooth soft curves for comfort Add texture to the bathroom with tactile rugs ornate mirrors and for a real show stopping statement hang an oversized light fitting or chandelier over the bath or vanity console Alternatively group two or three lights together for maximum impact Accessories Marble is returning to our bathrooms for 2017 It s easy to integrate into the design of any bathroom not only for walls and flooring but also for accessories and bathroom fittings Look out for marble tiles vases to display plants or flowers or a simple tray to display your favorite bits and pieces Filling our homes with greenery and living plants is also going to be popular in 2017 so expect to see bathroom interiors influenced by nature This can include the use of large prints and even spectacular wallpaper Showers The bath has always taken centre stage in bathroom design however there is now a trend to replace the bath with a grand super luxurious shower instead The new generation of wireless remote controls means the shower can be switched on and off from the bedroom at the touch of a button which together with Bluetooth speakers operated via a tablet or phone should satisfy the needs of today s gadget seekers Scandinavian style The Scandinavian influence in design will continue to have a major impact on our homes and this works particularly well in the bathroom with its clean aesthetics Predominately white but broken with natural finishes textural accents and bold decorative elements The Scandinavian bathroom is the epitome of a tranquil refreshing and contemporary interior looking clean and neat but also with a cosy inviting feel Fixtures A hot trend for 2017 is black chrome or matt black fixtures taps and showers and is the perfect style for all you minimalists out there This unusual alternative to chrome is a perfect finishing touch to any bathroom and can even be the centrepiece Tiles Large format tiles are a must for bathrooms and the larger they are the grander the statement but no more bright high gloss surfaces as tiles in 2017 will be matt nude and neutral We saw hexagonal tiles used on walls and floors in 2016 and we will see their popularity rise in 2017 However wood effect tiles used on walls as well as floors will also continue to be fashionable helping to create the Scandinavian look by creating warmth and character A key pattern for 2017 is herringbone It is no wonder the bathroom is starting to take centre stage in interior design and in people s homes These days with so much choice you can customise your bathroom according to your personal style budget and needs So don t be afraid to make your bathroom more of a living space in 2017 and create a room to be proud of For more creative ideas or practical advice visit Willbond Bathroom showrooms at 265 Ilkeston Road Nottingham NG7 3FY 0115 841 8855 or at 66 London Road Grantham NG31 6HR 01476 512 360 www willbond co uk
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  Bathroom trends for 2017  99  Lisa Jepson from Willbond Bathroom Centres looks at some of the hot ba...
INTERIORS PROPERTY New prices released at popular Hucknall development Whether you ve delayed buying a house because it s too expensive or don t think you have sufficient savings Jelson s Hillcrest development in Hucknall could be just the place to set up home this year Brand new prices have recently been released at this popular development to help local people realise their home moving dreams in 2017 Choice Located off Beardall Street prices now start from 119 950 and include a great range of choice including contemporary one and two bedroom apartments two and three bedroom semi detached homes and lowmaintenance three bedroom mews properties Since its launch Hillcrest has become Jelson s Help to Buy hot spot development in the area which has been welcoming home buyers who want to take full advantage of the Government backed scheme that has been in place since 2014 Help to Buy Help to Buy is open to all house hunters and works with just a five per cent deposit which is needed by the purchaser The Government then provides a 20 per cent equity loan which is interest free for the first five years After this period a modest 1 75 per cent annual fee is added Jackie Woodward sales manager for Jelson Homes comments Help to Buy has been a financial lifeline for many of our purchasers here in Hucknall and we are so pleased that it has made such a difference in helping people to buy When the equity loan is taken into account the purchasing price of one of our two bedroom semi detached homes is just under 120 000 which is phenomenal value and so much more cost effective than renting Situated to the north of Nottingham Hillcrest is a great development for those who want to be close to all the hustle and bustle of the city centre yet far enough away to have some time out The stylish and contemporary designs of all of the properties at Hillcrest make it the perfect location for low maintenance living in a commuter hot spot location Jelson Difference What sets a Jelson property apart from others is that it is built to the Jelson Difference meaning that it has been constructed to traditional standards with features such as solid internal walls roof wall and floor insulation to the latest standards and high specification heating systems for lower fuel bills Furthermore energy efficient double glazed windows patio doors kitchens and often staircases are made in Jelson s very own workshop by the developer s craftsmen For further information please contact the sales office on 07946 764891 open Saturday and Sunday 11am 5pm Alternatively contact jelson co uk 101
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  New prices released at popular  Hucknall development  Whether you   ve delayed buying a house becaus...
INTERIORS PROPERTY New prices released at popular Hucknall development Whether you ve delayed buying a house because it s too expensive or don t think you have sufficient savings Jelson s Hillcrest development in Hucknall could be just the place to set up home this year Brand new prices have recently been released at this popular development to help local people realise their home moving dreams in 2017 Choice Located off Beardall Street prices now start from 119 950 and include a great range of choice including contemporary one and two bedroom apartments two and three bedroom semi detached homes and lowmaintenance three bedroom mews properties Since its launch Hillcrest has become Jelson s Help to Buy hot spot development in the area which has been welcoming home buyers who want to take full advantage of the Government backed scheme that has been in place since 2014 Help to Buy Help to Buy is open to all house hunters and works with just a five per cent deposit which is needed by the purchaser The Government then provides a 20 per cent equity loan which is interest free for the first five years After this period a modest 1 75 per cent annual fee is added Jackie Woodward sales manager for Jelson Homes comments Help to Buy has been a financial lifeline for many of our purchasers here in Hucknall and we are so pleased that it has made such a difference in helping people to buy When the equity loan is taken into account the purchasing price of one of our two bedroom semi detached homes is just under 120 000 which is phenomenal value and so much more cost effective than renting Situated to the north of Nottingham Hillcrest is a great development for those who want to be close to all the hustle and bustle of the city centre yet far enough away to have some time out The stylish and contemporary designs of all of the properties at Hillcrest make it the perfect location for low maintenance living in a commuter hot spot location Jelson Difference What sets a Jelson property apart from others is that it is built to the Jelson Difference meaning that it has been constructed to traditional standards with features such as solid internal walls roof wall and floor insulation to the latest standards and high specification heating systems for lower fuel bills Furthermore energy efficient double glazed windows patio doors kitchens and often staircases are made in Jelson s very own workshop by the developer s craftsmen For further information please contact the sales office on 07946 764891 open Saturday and Sunday 11am 5pm Alternatively contact jelson co uk 101
INTERIORS   PROPERTY  New prices released at popular  Hucknall development  Whether you   ve delayed buying a house becaus...
102 INTERIORS PROPERTY Is your home energy efficient More than 90 of residents in Nottinghamshire believe it s important that their home is energy efficient As the months get cooler and the nights draw in the survey conducted by Barratt Homes North Midlands revealed that people in the area take into consideration the energy efficiency of a home when looking for a house When asked how important it was that their home was energy efficient just over 93 of people said it was either very important or somewhat important Barratt Homes could be up to 55 more energy efficient than an upgraded Victorian home meaning you could save money on your energy bills Every quality built home features external cavity walls which incorporate heat reflecting low emissive technology They use smart techniques such as insulated roofs special double glazing and airtight doors to ensure that draughts won t make your house cold as the cooler months draw in The results revealed 36 of those asked said that it was very important whilst an impressive 57 said it was somewhat important Mark Cotes Operations Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands said The results in this survey speak for themselves as I believe most people are concerned about energy efficiency and want to know their home will keep them warm through winter without costing a fortune We create high quality and energy efficient homes that are built in a sustainable and responsible way to ensure you get the most for your money in your new home All of our Barratt Homes are carefully constructed keeping the customer in mind and as the months become cooler and people start turning on their heating we want them to know our homes have fantastic features to help keep your energy bills at an all time low Barratt Homes North Midlands currently has homes available at the following developments in Nottinghamshire Hollygate Park Hollygate Lane Cotgrave Nottingham NG12 3HE Merlin Park Wigwam Lane Hucknall Nottingham NG15 7TJ Woodhouse Park Woodhouse Way Nottingham City of Nottingham NG8 6PY Sparken Hill Gardens Sparken Hill Road Worksop Nottinghamshire S80 1AL To find out more information about the developments and their energy efficient features please call the sales team at 0844 811 3377 or visit www barratthomes co uk
102  INTERIORS   PROPERTY  Is your home energy efficient  More than 90  of residents in Nottinghamshire believe it   s imp...
102 INTERIORS PROPERTY Is your home energy efficient More than 90 of residents in Nottinghamshire believe it s important that their home is energy efficient As the months get cooler and the nights draw in the survey conducted by Barratt Homes North Midlands revealed that people in the area take into consideration the energy efficiency of a home when looking for a house When asked how important it was that their home was energy efficient just over 93 of people said it was either very important or somewhat important Barratt Homes could be up to 55 more energy efficient than an upgraded Victorian home meaning you could save money on your energy bills Every quality built home features external cavity walls which incorporate heat reflecting low emissive technology They use smart techniques such as insulated roofs special double glazing and airtight doors to ensure that draughts won t make your house cold as the cooler months draw in The results revealed 36 of those asked said that it was very important whilst an impressive 57 said it was somewhat important Mark Cotes Operations Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands said The results in this survey speak for themselves as I believe most people are concerned about energy efficiency and want to know their home will keep them warm through winter without costing a fortune We create high quality and energy efficient homes that are built in a sustainable and responsible way to ensure you get the most for your money in your new home All of our Barratt Homes are carefully constructed keeping the customer in mind and as the months become cooler and people start turning on their heating we want them to know our homes have fantastic features to help keep your energy bills at an all time low Barratt Homes North Midlands currently has homes available at the following developments in Nottinghamshire Hollygate Park Hollygate Lane Cotgrave Nottingham NG12 3HE Merlin Park Wigwam Lane Hucknall Nottingham NG15 7TJ Woodhouse Park Woodhouse Way Nottingham City of Nottingham NG8 6PY Sparken Hill Gardens Sparken Hill Road Worksop Nottinghamshire S80 1AL To find out more information about the developments and their energy efficient features please call the sales team at 0844 811 3377 or visit www barratthomes co uk
102  INTERIORS   PROPERTY  Is your home energy efficient  More than 90  of residents in Nottinghamshire believe it   s imp...
BINGHAM 105 By Tommy Holgate To further satisfy one s green desires there is Bingham Linear Park a Local Nature Reserve running along the line of an abandoned railway Opened in 2004 the park is a haven for a wide range of plants and animals amidst an otherwise intensely farmed landscape Butterfly walks take place here each Sunday at 10am from April to September where the number and type of butterflies are recorded for future use The strolls set off from the top of the steps by Tithby Road Bridge Conservation Work Parties also take place at the same time Stout shoes required A series of other local walk routes take in the nearby dwellings of Whatton Saxondale Aslockton Orston Tithby and Cropwell Bishop This vibrant town enjoys a twinned relationship with Wallenfels in Bavaria Germany and a Friendship Tree stands by the Twinning Sign at the entrance to Linear Park The Bingham Festival B Fest takes place each July and showcases an array of local musical talent alongside a series of top end professional covers bands The 2016 concert was headlined by globally renowned MJ cover star Ben Michael Jackson The event takes place on the Butt Field Sports Complex home to the Bingham Town Sports Club which covers youth and adult football and cricket in the area The town is home to a large variety of clubs and social groups including a model railway club folk club and archery club Bingham Model Railway Club is a longestablished group but whether you are a choo choo connoisseur or a rail beginner they are happy to accommodate you for a cup of tea and a chat if you are keen to know more The Folk Club have regular meetings on Friday nights in the Town Pavillion with hosts changing each week so no two nights are the same Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club BLCAC Bing it on Why Nottingham s Easterly market town is the place to be Located just a stone s throw away from Nottingham if you can throw a stone 9 miles that is Bingham is a small town that sits conveniently close to bustling city centre amenities as well as countryside attractions The quaint settlement home to a population of just 9 000 people was named Best Place In England and Wales to bring up a family in 2013 thanks to its affordability low crime levels quality of schooling and provision of childcare Visitors and locals can enjoy the local market every Thursday and support local industry at the farmers markets that take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month 9am to 1pm Great local food on offer includes honey cheese bread meat plants cakes fresh fish goat game eggs pies and hot curries It is worth arriving early though to make sure you get the best of what s on offer was formed in 1982 and has produced Olympic National Regional and County standard archers Support from SportEngland means they now have a wide range of lightweight and portable equipment available so they can go out into the community to deliver archery sessions wherever you are well almost Equipped with sports amenities and a swimming pool Bingham Leisure Centre is popular with residents as is the local Scout Group which attracts 140 youngsters Where to stay The Bingham Townhouse is an uplifting hotel restaurant and bar The small privately run establishment helps add a sense of holiday to your trip to Nottingham s East side Set in the Vale of Belvoir within a 5 mile drive of both Colwick and Holme Pierrepont Country Parks a stay in Bingham means that kayaking windsurfing and bike hire are also readily available
BINGHAM  105  By Tommy Holgate  To further satisfy one   s green desires, there is Bingham Linear Park     a Local Nature ...
BINGHAM 105 By Tommy Holgate To further satisfy one s green desires there is Bingham Linear Park a Local Nature Reserve running along the line of an abandoned railway Opened in 2004 the park is a haven for a wide range of plants and animals amidst an otherwise intensely farmed landscape Butterfly walks take place here each Sunday at 10am from April to September where the number and type of butterflies are recorded for future use The strolls set off from the top of the steps by Tithby Road Bridge Conservation Work Parties also take place at the same time Stout shoes required A series of other local walk routes take in the nearby dwellings of Whatton Saxondale Aslockton Orston Tithby and Cropwell Bishop This vibrant town enjoys a twinned relationship with Wallenfels in Bavaria Germany and a Friendship Tree stands by the Twinning Sign at the entrance to Linear Park The Bingham Festival B Fest takes place each July and showcases an array of local musical talent alongside a series of top end professional covers bands The 2016 concert was headlined by globally renowned MJ cover star Ben Michael Jackson The event takes place on the Butt Field Sports Complex home to the Bingham Town Sports Club which covers youth and adult football and cricket in the area The town is home to a large variety of clubs and social groups including a model railway club folk club and archery club Bingham Model Railway Club is a longestablished group but whether you are a choo choo connoisseur or a rail beginner they are happy to accommodate you for a cup of tea and a chat if you are keen to know more The Folk Club have regular meetings on Friday nights in the Town Pavillion with hosts changing each week so no two nights are the same Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club BLCAC Bing it on Why Nottingham s Easterly market town is the place to be Located just a stone s throw away from Nottingham if you can throw a stone 9 miles that is Bingham is a small town that sits conveniently close to bustling city centre amenities as well as countryside attractions The quaint settlement home to a population of just 9 000 people was named Best Place In England and Wales to bring up a family in 2013 thanks to its affordability low crime levels quality of schooling and provision of childcare Visitors and locals can enjoy the local market every Thursday and support local industry at the farmers markets that take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month 9am to 1pm Great local food on offer includes honey cheese bread meat plants cakes fresh fish goat game eggs pies and hot curries It is worth arriving early though to make sure you get the best of what s on offer was formed in 1982 and has produced Olympic National Regional and County standard archers Support from SportEngland means they now have a wide range of lightweight and portable equipment available so they can go out into the community to deliver archery sessions wherever you are well almost Equipped with sports amenities and a swimming pool Bingham Leisure Centre is popular with residents as is the local Scout Group which attracts 140 youngsters Where to stay The Bingham Townhouse is an uplifting hotel restaurant and bar The small privately run establishment helps add a sense of holiday to your trip to Nottingham s East side Set in the Vale of Belvoir within a 5 mile drive of both Colwick and Holme Pierrepont Country Parks a stay in Bingham means that kayaking windsurfing and bike hire are also readily available
BINGHAM  105  By Tommy Holgate  To further satisfy one   s green desires, there is Bingham Linear Park     a Local Nature ...
106 BINGHAM BINGHAM New Year New You What better time to try out a new style than the start of a new year Leave the bad haircuts and overgrown beards in 2016 and let the expert stylists at 29 Market Place bring you up to speed The stylish gentlemen s grooming shop in Bingham s Market Square has established a reputation for offering a high standard of service with expertly trained and highly qualified barbers who really get to know their clients requirements From a simple short cut or perm to a colour blending service that hides those pesky greys the team are on hand to keep you in tip top condition catering to all of your grooming needs under one roof After 5 years of taking care of the local gents from 3 months to 99 years old a newly expanded and upgraded interior was revealed complete with a bespoke shaving room that ensures peace and privacy when indulging in a luxury wet shave The range of luxury beard oils and shaving products at 29 Market Place mean you can keep on top of your new and improved look at home too Bespoke packages are available to suit each and every customer and with products ranging from 5 to 100 there s something for every budget But it s not just the gents that are taken care of at 29 The team offer a range of hair treatments for women as well as a sunbed and spray tan service The 29 Market Place website and mobile app also make booking an appointment easy and efficient Once downloaded it s simple book your slot and select your team member It s perfect for all customers on the go Call 01949 837733 or visit www 29marketplace co uk for more information 29 Market Place Barbers Shop Bingham Notts NG13 8AN 107
106  BINGHAM  BINGHAM  New Year, New You. What better time to try out a new style than the start of a new year  Leave the ...
106 BINGHAM BINGHAM New Year New You What better time to try out a new style than the start of a new year Leave the bad haircuts and overgrown beards in 2016 and let the expert stylists at 29 Market Place bring you up to speed The stylish gentlemen s grooming shop in Bingham s Market Square has established a reputation for offering a high standard of service with expertly trained and highly qualified barbers who really get to know their clients requirements From a simple short cut or perm to a colour blending service that hides those pesky greys the team are on hand to keep you in tip top condition catering to all of your grooming needs under one roof After 5 years of taking care of the local gents from 3 months to 99 years old a newly expanded and upgraded interior was revealed complete with a bespoke shaving room that ensures peace and privacy when indulging in a luxury wet shave The range of luxury beard oils and shaving products at 29 Market Place mean you can keep on top of your new and improved look at home too Bespoke packages are available to suit each and every customer and with products ranging from 5 to 100 there s something for every budget But it s not just the gents that are taken care of at 29 The team offer a range of hair treatments for women as well as a sunbed and spray tan service The 29 Market Place website and mobile app also make booking an appointment easy and efficient Once downloaded it s simple book your slot and select your team member It s perfect for all customers on the go Call 01949 837733 or visit www 29marketplace co uk for more information 29 Market Place Barbers Shop Bingham Notts NG13 8AN 107
106  BINGHAM  BINGHAM  New Year, New You. What better time to try out a new style than the start of a new year  Leave the ...
BINGHAM 108 109 A Special Dedication High Quality Learning for All Children Toot Hill School in Bingham is an Outstanding secondary school which works in close partnership with its family of local primary schools to provide a great educational experience for all children in the community Toot Hill has an excellent reputation for providing a high quality learning environment and students achieve remarkable academic results year on year In 2016 84 of students in Year 11 gained five or more GCSE grades A C including English and Mathematics coupled with a Progress 8 score of 0 3 At Key Stage 5 Toot Hill College has an excellent track record with 100 of students achieving A E grades and almost 40 of students securing A A grades Head of School Sandy Paley believes that Toot Hill is a school that allows all students to reach their full potential From their first day students will be motivated challenged and engaged by high quality teaching and so develop a lifelong love of learning Toot Hill students also enjoy developing their wider skills and character by getting involved in an extensive enrichment programme which includes the National Citizen Service the Duke of Edinburgh s Award World Challenge dramatic shows music advanced science residential visits and much more The school s ethos combines a drive for success both academically and with regard to personal development in a caring and supporting environment For further information about Toot Hill School please visit www toothillschool co uk Ofsted 2012 Heritage Wood offers a truly unique opportunity to cherish and remember a loved one a memory or to celebrate an occasion in a stunning woodland setting Dedicating and sponsoring a tree from a young sapling and seeing it grow into a beautiful majestic tree is not only the perfect way to mark a variety of occasions and lifetime events but also something sponsors can feel justifiably proud of With every tree planted you are providing homes for wildlife and contributing towards a greener Britain Beside your chosen tree will be a plaque engraved with your own personal words You will also receive a certificate detailing your tree dedication Imagine choosing a young tree to celebrate a birth or a wedding or maybe a special anniversary and seeing your tree grow and develop as part of this beautiful woodland For those sponsoring their tree as a dedication to a lost loved one ashes may be buried beneath the tree Heritage Wood will prepare a hole at your request You may then carry out this extremely personal occasion in your own time and in your own way For more information please visit www heritage wood co uk or call 01335 360488
BINGHAM  108  109  A Special Dedication  High Quality Learning for All Children Toot Hill School in Bingham is an Outstand...
BINGHAM 108 109 A Special Dedication High Quality Learning for All Children Toot Hill School in Bingham is an Outstanding secondary school which works in close partnership with its family of local primary schools to provide a great educational experience for all children in the community Toot Hill has an excellent reputation for providing a high quality learning environment and students achieve remarkable academic results year on year In 2016 84 of students in Year 11 gained five or more GCSE grades A C including English and Mathematics coupled with a Progress 8 score of 0 3 At Key Stage 5 Toot Hill College has an excellent track record with 100 of students achieving A E grades and almost 40 of students securing A A grades Head of School Sandy Paley believes that Toot Hill is a school that allows all students to reach their full potential From their first day students will be motivated challenged and engaged by high quality teaching and so develop a lifelong love of learning Toot Hill students also enjoy developing their wider skills and character by getting involved in an extensive enrichment programme which includes the National Citizen Service the Duke of Edinburgh s Award World Challenge dramatic shows music advanced science residential visits and much more The school s ethos combines a drive for success both academically and with regard to personal development in a caring and supporting environment For further information about Toot Hill School please visit www toothillschool co uk Ofsted 2012 Heritage Wood offers a truly unique opportunity to cherish and remember a loved one a memory or to celebrate an occasion in a stunning woodland setting Dedicating and sponsoring a tree from a young sapling and seeing it grow into a beautiful majestic tree is not only the perfect way to mark a variety of occasions and lifetime events but also something sponsors can feel justifiably proud of With every tree planted you are providing homes for wildlife and contributing towards a greener Britain Beside your chosen tree will be a plaque engraved with your own personal words You will also receive a certificate detailing your tree dedication Imagine choosing a young tree to celebrate a birth or a wedding or maybe a special anniversary and seeing your tree grow and develop as part of this beautiful woodland For those sponsoring their tree as a dedication to a lost loved one ashes may be buried beneath the tree Heritage Wood will prepare a hole at your request You may then carry out this extremely personal occasion in your own time and in your own way For more information please visit www heritage wood co uk or call 01335 360488
BINGHAM  108  109  A Special Dedication  High Quality Learning for All Children Toot Hill School in Bingham is an Outstand...
110 Health Wellbeing
110  Health   Wellbeing
110 Health Wellbeing
110  Health   Wellbeing
HEALTH WELLBEING 112 Sleep smart sleep together Back to Basics We re all familiar with the fuss and bother of New Year strident self improvement advice astounding new exercise fads and skincare regimes that are impossible to commit to memory Once the noise has died down and the fads have washed away what s left At Bulldog we believe what s left is the enduring power of the basics The simple straightforward brilliance of washing your face moisturising daily and treating your Christmas beard to a rejuvenating shampoo We humbly suggest there s no better place to look than Bulldog s skincare range Purpose built for men packed with natural ingredients cruelty free and never containing parabens SLS artificial colours synthetic fragrances or ingredients from animal sources Start the year right cut out the nonsense and take your skincare back to basics with these tips Original Face Wash 150ml RRP 4 50 will leave your skin looking clean and clear It s enriched with aloe vera and green tea Moisturise Daily Sensitive Face Wash 150ml RRP 4 50 If your skin is irritated we recommend this face wash with baobab oil instead If you only make one grooming resolution this year make it this one Moisturising keeps your skin hydrated and in turn keeps the wrinkles at bay Don t fall in to the trap of buying a day cream and a night cream you could end up spending double the dosh Just use the below in the morning and again before bed Original Moisturiser 100ml RRP 6 00 contains aloe vera camelina oil and green tea It has been specially formulated to hydrate the skin without leaving it feeling greasy or sticky Look After Your Facial Hair If you are clean shaven stop shaving against the grain It damages hair follicles and fosters razor burn If you have a beard washing it with a specialist shampoo and conditioner will help it to retain moisture and cleanse Pollution leaves the skin exposed to free radicals which leads to collagen breakdown ageing redness and irritation In other words wash your face every evening to minimise skin imperfections S leep smart not apart That s the message from TweakMattress co uk the new half and half mattress phenomenon which offers personalised comfort on either side of the bed for each partner With partner disturbance said to be responsible for almost half 49 of couples having their sleep disrupted up to six times a night sleeping on a bed that s comfortable enough and big enough for Original Shave Oil 30ml RRP 5 50 Enriched with camelina oil coconut and almond oil Use this oil over damp skin for your smoothest shave Original Beard Shampoo Conditioner 200ml RRP 6 00 has been formulated to cleanse your bead leaving it soft fresh nourished and conditioned Shop the bulldog range at Boots each person is vital The perils of partner disturbance can negatively affect mood attention span and cognitive ability said Charlie Oulton founder of Tweak Mattress Fragmented sleep could be as physically harmful as a total lack of sleep so it s extremely important to make sure you have the right level of comfort and support you need on your side of the bed to avoid either party having to comprise on a good night s sleep If this becomes a long term issue it can lead to couples sleeping apart so having a bed which is right for each person can go a long way towards preventing the Separate Beds Syndrome Until now finding a bed which can be made with differing comfort levels to suit each person has often been quite an expensive thing to achieve Tweak s unique approach to solving the separate sides problem finally makes that level of personalisation affordable If you and your partner have differentiating sleeping needs here s some top tips towards achieving a good night s sleep 1 How Big Couples frequently opt to sleep on a standard 135cm by 190cm 4ft 6ins by 6ft 3ins double bed This gives each partner just 2ft 3ins of space about the same as we give a baby in a cot If your room will allow buy as big a bed as possible to ensure you re not disturbed by your partner in the night 2 Get The Right Support Wash Your Face 113 Soft medium or firm you may enjoy more support than your partner so it s important to make sure you choose the right levels of comfort to aid quality night s sleep 3 Keep Cool Temperature can affect the quality of couples sleep so look for a temperature regulating layer of support to ensure you don t get too hot or feel too cold Tweak mattresses for example have a 40mm pressure relieving Viscoool foam layer to regulate temperature 4 Check 100 Night Guarantee Always look out for a guarantee which allows you to try your mattress at home and exchange it if it doesn t suit either sleeper Tweak mattresses offer a 100 night guarantee This means you and your partner don t have to compromise on a good night s sleep Only available to buy online Tweak mattresses are priced from 695 00 895 00 and are available in double king size or super king size To find out more visit TweakMattress co uk or call 0333 003 2955 5 Buy British Look for a mattress which is manufactured in the UK and carries the National Bed Federation NBF approved logo which is awarded to manufacturers following a stringent independent assessment The NBF logo is an assurance mark to protect the consumer demonstrating products are manufactured in a clean safe and honest way 1 Sharing your bed with your other half seems to aid good quality sleep as 82 of those who sleep very well always share their bed while 17 of those who sleep very poorly are sleeping alone The Sleep Council s Great British Bedtime Report March 2013 Majority of Britons 70 now sleep for seven hours or less per night with more than a quarter 27 experiencing poor quality sleep on a regular basis The Sleep Council s Great British Bedtime Report March 2013 2 Almost half 49 of men and women surveyed complained of being awakened up to six times a night One of the top reasons for sleep disturbance was that their partner tossed and turned all night 43 Survey commissioned by The Sleep Council and Always Ultra Night September 2002 One in six women acknowledged that their tiredness was caused by an uncomfortable bed And seven out of 10 women would be prepared to pay 500 and considerably more to buy a new one Sleep Council Sleeping Beauty survey October 2011 3 Just one night of interrupted sleep can negatively affect mood attention span and cognitive ability Fragmented sleep could be as physically harmful as a total lack of sleep according to one study An interrupted night of sleep is similar to having only four hours of consistent sleep Professor Avi Sadeh Tel Aviv University July 2014
HEALTH   WELLBEING  112  Sleep smart, sleep together  Back to Basics We   re all familiar with the fuss and bother of New ...
HEALTH WELLBEING 112 Sleep smart sleep together Back to Basics We re all familiar with the fuss and bother of New Year strident self improvement advice astounding new exercise fads and skincare regimes that are impossible to commit to memory Once the noise has died down and the fads have washed away what s left At Bulldog we believe what s left is the enduring power of the basics The simple straightforward brilliance of washing your face moisturising daily and treating your Christmas beard to a rejuvenating shampoo We humbly suggest there s no better place to look than Bulldog s skincare range Purpose built for men packed with natural ingredients cruelty free and never containing parabens SLS artificial colours synthetic fragrances or ingredients from animal sources Start the year right cut out the nonsense and take your skincare back to basics with these tips Original Face Wash 150ml RRP 4 50 will leave your skin looking clean and clear It s enriched with aloe vera and green tea Moisturise Daily Sensitive Face Wash 150ml RRP 4 50 If your skin is irritated we recommend this face wash with baobab oil instead If you only make one grooming resolution this year make it this one Moisturising keeps your skin hydrated and in turn keeps the wrinkles at bay Don t fall in to the trap of buying a day cream and a night cream you could end up spending double the dosh Just use the below in the morning and again before bed Original Moisturiser 100ml RRP 6 00 contains aloe vera camelina oil and green tea It has been specially formulated to hydrate the skin without leaving it feeling greasy or sticky Look After Your Facial Hair If you are clean shaven stop shaving against the grain It damages hair follicles and fosters razor burn If you have a beard washing it with a specialist shampoo and conditioner will help it to retain moisture and cleanse Pollution leaves the skin exposed to free radicals which leads to collagen breakdown ageing redness and irritation In other words wash your face every evening to minimise skin imperfections S leep smart not apart That s the message from TweakMattress co uk the new half and half mattress phenomenon which offers personalised comfort on either side of the bed for each partner With partner disturbance said to be responsible for almost half 49 of couples having their sleep disrupted up to six times a night sleeping on a bed that s comfortable enough and big enough for Original Shave Oil 30ml RRP 5 50 Enriched with camelina oil coconut and almond oil Use this oil over damp skin for your smoothest shave Original Beard Shampoo Conditioner 200ml RRP 6 00 has been formulated to cleanse your bead leaving it soft fresh nourished and conditioned Shop the bulldog range at Boots each person is vital The perils of partner disturbance can negatively affect mood attention span and cognitive ability said Charlie Oulton founder of Tweak Mattress Fragmented sleep could be as physically harmful as a total lack of sleep so it s extremely important to make sure you have the right level of comfort and support you need on your side of the bed to avoid either party having to comprise on a good night s sleep If this becomes a long term issue it can lead to couples sleeping apart so having a bed which is right for each person can go a long way towards preventing the Separate Beds Syndrome Until now finding a bed which can be made with differing comfort levels to suit each person has often been quite an expensive thing to achieve Tweak s unique approach to solving the separate sides problem finally makes that level of personalisation affordable If you and your partner have differentiating sleeping needs here s some top tips towards achieving a good night s sleep 1 How Big Couples frequently opt to sleep on a standard 135cm by 190cm 4ft 6ins by 6ft 3ins double bed This gives each partner just 2ft 3ins of space about the same as we give a baby in a cot If your room will allow buy as big a bed as possible to ensure you re not disturbed by your partner in the night 2 Get The Right Support Wash Your Face 113 Soft medium or firm you may enjoy more support than your partner so it s important to make sure you choose the right levels of comfort to aid quality night s sleep 3 Keep Cool Temperature can affect the quality of couples sleep so look for a temperature regulating layer of support to ensure you don t get too hot or feel too cold Tweak mattresses for example have a 40mm pressure relieving Viscoool foam layer to regulate temperature 4 Check 100 Night Guarantee Always look out for a guarantee which allows you to try your mattress at home and exchange it if it doesn t suit either sleeper Tweak mattresses offer a 100 night guarantee This means you and your partner don t have to compromise on a good night s sleep Only available to buy online Tweak mattresses are priced from 695 00 895 00 and are available in double king size or super king size To find out more visit TweakMattress co uk or call 0333 003 2955 5 Buy British Look for a mattress which is manufactured in the UK and carries the National Bed Federation NBF approved logo which is awarded to manufacturers following a stringent independent assessment The NBF logo is an assurance mark to protect the consumer demonstrating products are manufactured in a clean safe and honest way 1 Sharing your bed with your other half seems to aid good quality sleep as 82 of those who sleep very well always share their bed while 17 of those who sleep very poorly are sleeping alone The Sleep Council s Great British Bedtime Report March 2013 Majority of Britons 70 now sleep for seven hours or less per night with more than a quarter 27 experiencing poor quality sleep on a regular basis The Sleep Council s Great British Bedtime Report March 2013 2 Almost half 49 of men and women surveyed complained of being awakened up to six times a night One of the top reasons for sleep disturbance was that their partner tossed and turned all night 43 Survey commissioned by The Sleep Council and Always Ultra Night September 2002 One in six women acknowledged that their tiredness was caused by an uncomfortable bed And seven out of 10 women would be prepared to pay 500 and considerably more to buy a new one Sleep Council Sleeping Beauty survey October 2011 3 Just one night of interrupted sleep can negatively affect mood attention span and cognitive ability Fragmented sleep could be as physically harmful as a total lack of sleep according to one study An interrupted night of sleep is similar to having only four hours of consistent sleep Professor Avi Sadeh Tel Aviv University July 2014
HEALTH   WELLBEING  112  Sleep smart, sleep together  Back to Basics We   re all familiar with the fuss and bother of New ...
HEALTH WELLBEING Achieve your perfect smile 115 The Minster Dental Centre in Southwell is pleased to be taking on new patients again following a complete refurbishment of the surgery to accommodate Dr Helen Reddington BDS the newest member of the team who joined the practice in September Dentistry has always been a passion of Helen s and after graduating from Newcastle University in 2009 and working in Newcastle and London for a number of years she returned to Nottingham her home county where she has been working in both NHS and Private Practice Producing the best possible care for her patients both clinically and as an experience as a whole is Helen s top priority and having completed a postgraduate qualification in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry as well as qualifying to carry out Inman Aligner and Invisalign Orthodontic treatments Facial aesthetics are another special interest of Helen s and she now provides anti wrinkle treatments botox at the clinic too Working alongside Helen The Minster Dental Centre s Principal Dentist Andrew Towlerton BDS DRDP is an expert in reconstructive solutions utilising the latest and most advanced techniques and equipment as well as his knowledge of digital smile design and implant surgery to give you the perfect smile Anyone who is interested in joining the practice or who would like to schedule a consultation for any of the treatments available should contact the practice on 01636 814248 where the trained and dedicated team are on hand to discuss your options
HEALTH   WELLBEING  Achieve your perfect smile  115  The Minster Dental Centre in Southwell is pleased to be taking on new...
HEALTH WELLBEING Achieve your perfect smile 115 The Minster Dental Centre in Southwell is pleased to be taking on new patients again following a complete refurbishment of the surgery to accommodate Dr Helen Reddington BDS the newest member of the team who joined the practice in September Dentistry has always been a passion of Helen s and after graduating from Newcastle University in 2009 and working in Newcastle and London for a number of years she returned to Nottingham her home county where she has been working in both NHS and Private Practice Producing the best possible care for her patients both clinically and as an experience as a whole is Helen s top priority and having completed a postgraduate qualification in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry as well as qualifying to carry out Inman Aligner and Invisalign Orthodontic treatments Facial aesthetics are another special interest of Helen s and she now provides anti wrinkle treatments botox at the clinic too Working alongside Helen The Minster Dental Centre s Principal Dentist Andrew Towlerton BDS DRDP is an expert in reconstructive solutions utilising the latest and most advanced techniques and equipment as well as his knowledge of digital smile design and implant surgery to give you the perfect smile Anyone who is interested in joining the practice or who would like to schedule a consultation for any of the treatments available should contact the practice on 01636 814248 where the trained and dedicated team are on hand to discuss your options
HEALTH   WELLBEING  Achieve your perfect smile  115  The Minster Dental Centre in Southwell is pleased to be taking on new...
HEALTH WELLBEING 116 Nature s Best Solution Carlton Forum Health Suite Carlton Forum Leisure Centre is well known for its wide variety of exercises to help you work up a sweat however there s a new activity area where you can take a different approach to working up a sweat A brand new health suite complete with steam and sauna rooms opened this January along with extensively refurbished changing rooms This welcome addition to the leisure centre gives customers the chance to relax and unwind after a hard workout Saunas have been an important part of cultures since early Greek and Roman times but today s saunas offer much more comfort Carlton Forum s new sauna experience offers mood lighting and fragrant essences and while the heat in the steam room is less intense the increased humidity offers benefits for respiratory systems and is hydrating for skin Both the sauna and steam room have proven benefits for cardiovascular health Come and chat to our health advisors about the benefits of our new health suite PRICES Gedling Leisure Card 5 50 or 3 if bolted on to another activity attended in the same day Concessionary Junior Leisure Card 5 10 or 2 50 if bolted on to another activity attended in the same day DNA customers have unlimited use of the health suite for an additional 5 per month OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 8am to 9 30pm Saturdays 8am to 7pm Sundays 8am to 9 30pm Coningswath Road Nottingham NG4 3SH Phone 0115 987 2333 Pioneer Trading Company is a family run business supplying quality Golden Emu Oil at affordable prices Golden Emu oil is a natural anti inflammatory with omega 3 6 and 9 giving relief to painful muscles and joints Blue Active Gel is Pioneer s very own product which we are very proud of as it was voted best muscle and joint gel by the Daily Mail and endorsed by Dame Cleo Laine Free Samples are available just call 01526344971 Emu Oil Omega 3 6 and 9 capsules are available in 120 s for only 15 00 Emu Oil Day Night Cream is a new product to our range a rich formulation with unique restorative properties of Emu Oil to promote optimum skin cell renewal only 12 90 for 100ml Free sample available 01526344971 For further information on any products see website www pioneertrading co uk or ring 01526344971 to discuss your requirements 117
HEALTH   WELLBEING  116  Nature   s Best Solution  Carlton Forum Health Suite  Carlton Forum Leisure Centre is well known ...
HEALTH WELLBEING 116 Nature s Best Solution Carlton Forum Health Suite Carlton Forum Leisure Centre is well known for its wide variety of exercises to help you work up a sweat however there s a new activity area where you can take a different approach to working up a sweat A brand new health suite complete with steam and sauna rooms opened this January along with extensively refurbished changing rooms This welcome addition to the leisure centre gives customers the chance to relax and unwind after a hard workout Saunas have been an important part of cultures since early Greek and Roman times but today s saunas offer much more comfort Carlton Forum s new sauna experience offers mood lighting and fragrant essences and while the heat in the steam room is less intense the increased humidity offers benefits for respiratory systems and is hydrating for skin Both the sauna and steam room have proven benefits for cardiovascular health Come and chat to our health advisors about the benefits of our new health suite PRICES Gedling Leisure Card 5 50 or 3 if bolted on to another activity attended in the same day Concessionary Junior Leisure Card 5 10 or 2 50 if bolted on to another activity attended in the same day DNA customers have unlimited use of the health suite for an additional 5 per month OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 8am to 9 30pm Saturdays 8am to 7pm Sundays 8am to 9 30pm Coningswath Road Nottingham NG4 3SH Phone 0115 987 2333 Pioneer Trading Company is a family run business supplying quality Golden Emu Oil at affordable prices Golden Emu oil is a natural anti inflammatory with omega 3 6 and 9 giving relief to painful muscles and joints Blue Active Gel is Pioneer s very own product which we are very proud of as it was voted best muscle and joint gel by the Daily Mail and endorsed by Dame Cleo Laine Free Samples are available just call 01526344971 Emu Oil Omega 3 6 and 9 capsules are available in 120 s for only 15 00 Emu Oil Day Night Cream is a new product to our range a rich formulation with unique restorative properties of Emu Oil to promote optimum skin cell renewal only 12 90 for 100ml Free sample available 01526344971 For further information on any products see website www pioneertrading co uk or ring 01526344971 to discuss your requirements 117
HEALTH   WELLBEING  116  Nature   s Best Solution  Carlton Forum Health Suite  Carlton Forum Leisure Centre is well known ...
You are what you eat That is something I remember hearing my grandma say and thinking But I m not a bowl of Coco Pops HEALTH WELLBEING Here are 5 cleansing and medicinal superfoods that are genuinely worthy of the title By Tommy Holgate Anti depressant turmeric powder Incredibly effective apple cider vinegar I used to eat a lot of chocolatey cereal Upon growing up and becoming supernutrient savvy I now relish the health benefits that can be gained from a lifestyle enjoyed in harmony with nature and the healing foods it brings to life My fascination began when somebody asked me about 10 years ago if I d ever heard of goji berries as they were said to be a superfood Since then the list of foods with that title has grown dramatically Some are more deserving of the accolade than others and it can be difficult to know what to fill the cupboards with first Travel sick Indigestion Common cold Try chomping on some ginger Renowned for its anti inflammatory properties the root of ginger has been used in many forms of traditional and alternative medicine The fiery fibrous rhizome helps reduce the day to day progression of muscle pain and soreness It is helpful with osteoarthritis and alleviates digestive pain thanks to its ability to help accelerate the emptying of the stomach by 50 Gingerol the bioactive substance in fresh ginger can help lower the risk of infections It is particularly effective on inflammatory diseases in the gums such as gingivitis and periodontitis Garlic Fiery painkiller ginger root Turmeric With versatility galore Turmeric is like the Apple Cider Vinegar of the spice world Hugely medicinal the yellowy curry spice has been celebrated for its healing properties for thousands of years The active ingredient is curcumin which has powerful anti inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant However in order to absorb as much curcumin as possible into the bloodstream it is recommended to take black pepper along with it The black pepper contains piperine a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000 A super antioxidant curcumin is firstly able to block free radicals directly then stimulates the body s own antioxidant mechanisms To top it all off turmeric contains a type of growth hormone that functions in the brain a shortage of which has been linked to depression and Alzheimer s disease Many studies also point to turmeric as a vital ingredient in the battle with heart disease thanks to its ability to improve the function of the lining of the blood vessels Cancer arthritis anxiety and age related chronic diseases are also treatable with turmeric Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar The number of uses this wonder tonic comprises are myriad to say the least Widely known as a bacteria fighting household cleaner this liquid can also be mixed with dish soap and salt to make for an incredibly effective weed killer But for more pressing human bodyrelated health benefits you can look to the weight loss results that come about due to the acetic acid which slows down fat accumulation This acid also binds to toxins which can assist in removing them from the body while the high potassium content breaks up mucus within the body and clears the lymph nodes The amino acids present combat lactic acid build up that can happen after exercise Useful on bruises to whiten teeth stop smelly feet and eradicate bad breath apple cider vinegar is certainly one to be adding to the shopping list It s worth noting that the cloudy stuff is best because it contains friendly bacteria 119 Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food They are the words of ancient Greek physician Hippocrates often called the father of Western Medicine The treatment legend used to prescribe garlic in relation to a number of medical conditions Low in calories high in manganese garlic is said to help you be able to live longer As it thins the blood it takes pressure off the heart and arteries and contributes to a calmer physical experience It s also a seemingly unlikely performance supplement which has been given to competitive sportspeople for hundreds of years dating back to ancient Greece where it was administered to Olympic athletes Parsley Performance enhancer garlic Immune boosting parsley Beneficial in treating a variety of ailments Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin K strong bones healthy heart and vitamin C immune boosting blood pressure lowering as well as vitamin A skin health vision improving folate cholesterol regulating stroke reducing and iron fatigue fighting bloodforming This magical medicinal herb s high enzyme content contributes in improving overall digestion and the effective elimination of waste The immune boosting breath freshening leaf which was prescribed back in the days of Hippocrates for digestive disorders and used in a formula for kidney and bladder stones is still recommended for bloating and flatulence thanks to its ability to prevent the formation of gas in the body
You are what you eat That is something I remember hearing my grandma say, and thinking,    But I   m not a bowl of Coco Po...
You are what you eat That is something I remember hearing my grandma say and thinking But I m not a bowl of Coco Pops HEALTH WELLBEING Here are 5 cleansing and medicinal superfoods that are genuinely worthy of the title By Tommy Holgate Anti depressant turmeric powder Incredibly effective apple cider vinegar I used to eat a lot of chocolatey cereal Upon growing up and becoming supernutrient savvy I now relish the health benefits that can be gained from a lifestyle enjoyed in harmony with nature and the healing foods it brings to life My fascination began when somebody asked me about 10 years ago if I d ever heard of goji berries as they were said to be a superfood Since then the list of foods with that title has grown dramatically Some are more deserving of the accolade than others and it can be difficult to know what to fill the cupboards with first Travel sick Indigestion Common cold Try chomping on some ginger Renowned for its anti inflammatory properties the root of ginger has been used in many forms of traditional and alternative medicine The fiery fibrous rhizome helps reduce the day to day progression of muscle pain and soreness It is helpful with osteoarthritis and alleviates digestive pain thanks to its ability to help accelerate the emptying of the stomach by 50 Gingerol the bioactive substance in fresh ginger can help lower the risk of infections It is particularly effective on inflammatory diseases in the gums such as gingivitis and periodontitis Garlic Fiery painkiller ginger root Turmeric With versatility galore Turmeric is like the Apple Cider Vinegar of the spice world Hugely medicinal the yellowy curry spice has been celebrated for its healing properties for thousands of years The active ingredient is curcumin which has powerful anti inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant However in order to absorb as much curcumin as possible into the bloodstream it is recommended to take black pepper along with it The black pepper contains piperine a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000 A super antioxidant curcumin is firstly able to block free radicals directly then stimulates the body s own antioxidant mechanisms To top it all off turmeric contains a type of growth hormone that functions in the brain a shortage of which has been linked to depression and Alzheimer s disease Many studies also point to turmeric as a vital ingredient in the battle with heart disease thanks to its ability to improve the function of the lining of the blood vessels Cancer arthritis anxiety and age related chronic diseases are also treatable with turmeric Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar The number of uses this wonder tonic comprises are myriad to say the least Widely known as a bacteria fighting household cleaner this liquid can also be mixed with dish soap and salt to make for an incredibly effective weed killer But for more pressing human bodyrelated health benefits you can look to the weight loss results that come about due to the acetic acid which slows down fat accumulation This acid also binds to toxins which can assist in removing them from the body while the high potassium content breaks up mucus within the body and clears the lymph nodes The amino acids present combat lactic acid build up that can happen after exercise Useful on bruises to whiten teeth stop smelly feet and eradicate bad breath apple cider vinegar is certainly one to be adding to the shopping list It s worth noting that the cloudy stuff is best because it contains friendly bacteria 119 Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food They are the words of ancient Greek physician Hippocrates often called the father of Western Medicine The treatment legend used to prescribe garlic in relation to a number of medical conditions Low in calories high in manganese garlic is said to help you be able to live longer As it thins the blood it takes pressure off the heart and arteries and contributes to a calmer physical experience It s also a seemingly unlikely performance supplement which has been given to competitive sportspeople for hundreds of years dating back to ancient Greece where it was administered to Olympic athletes Parsley Performance enhancer garlic Immune boosting parsley Beneficial in treating a variety of ailments Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin K strong bones healthy heart and vitamin C immune boosting blood pressure lowering as well as vitamin A skin health vision improving folate cholesterol regulating stroke reducing and iron fatigue fighting bloodforming This magical medicinal herb s high enzyme content contributes in improving overall digestion and the effective elimination of waste The immune boosting breath freshening leaf which was prescribed back in the days of Hippocrates for digestive disorders and used in a formula for kidney and bladder stones is still recommended for bloating and flatulence thanks to its ability to prevent the formation of gas in the body
You are what you eat That is something I remember hearing my grandma say, and thinking,    But I   m not a bowl of Coco Po...
120 HEALTH WELLBEING HEALTH WELLBEING Pilates to help improve posture at work Spending many hours at your desk in front of your computer can end up causing you to have back and neck ache not to mention repetitive strain injuries in your arms There are a few simple things you can do to minimise your risk of pain Your chair make sure when you re sitting on your chair that your knees are at right angles to the floor feet flat down don t cross your legs You should be sitting right on top of your sitz bones the 2 bony bits you can feel in your buttocks When you sit right on top of these sitz bones your spine will be lengthened with its natural curves To start with if you are used to slumping you are going to find this tiring so use a small cushion in your lower back for support Make sure that your computer screen is at eye level you may have to place it on top of a pile of books to get it at the right height Be careful that you are not sticking your chin out as this puts your neck into extension and causes excessive stress in your neck Finally check your arm position ideally you want your elbow to be at a right angle so you may need to rest it on a small book to achieve this Finally spend 2 minutes breathing deeply place your hands on your belly try and breathe right down into the belly so that your belly expands keeping your shoulders relaxed and still Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth Now back to work feeling released and re energised Regular Pilates classes help improve your posture and body awareness do 121 something wonderful for YOUR body this year and join a Pilates class At Balance we believe that everyone deserves to live a healthier happier life and we can help you discover how great you can actually feel by improving your Mind Body Soul We do this with small classes run by highly skilled clinically trained Pilates teachers who ensure that they get the best out of each and every one of you We run Beginner Improver Intermediate and Advanced Matwork Classes Healthy Backs 4 Life Classes we specialise in helping people with Low Back Pain Private 1 1 Reformer sessions Mindset Workshops Courses Slim Forever Workshops Top 5 exercises to do at your desk 1 Retract your chin so that the BACK of your neck lengthens hold for 10 secs repeat 5 times 2 Tip your head over towards your shoulder place your hand on your head gently encourage your ear towards your shoulder whilst reaching the opposite fingers towards the ground hold for 20 seconds and do each side 4 times 3 Keep your chin retracted and rotate your head as far around as possible as if you re trying to look over your shoulder put your tongue in your cheek the side to which you are turning notice that you can go a little further Hold for 10 seconds repeat both sides 4 times 4 Lift your arms wide above your head leaning back as far as feels comfortable sending your breast bone to the ceiling and release back to upright do this 6 times Breathe in as you extend back and out as you release back to your starting position 5 Place your right hand on your left hip sit lovely and tall and rotate to the left as far as you comfortably can then release 4 times each side You should breathe out as you rotate and breathe in to release
120  HEALTH   WELLBEING  HEALTH   WELLBEING  Pilates to help improve posture at work Spending many hours at your desk in f...
120 HEALTH WELLBEING HEALTH WELLBEING Pilates to help improve posture at work Spending many hours at your desk in front of your computer can end up causing you to have back and neck ache not to mention repetitive strain injuries in your arms There are a few simple things you can do to minimise your risk of pain Your chair make sure when you re sitting on your chair that your knees are at right angles to the floor feet flat down don t cross your legs You should be sitting right on top of your sitz bones the 2 bony bits you can feel in your buttocks When you sit right on top of these sitz bones your spine will be lengthened with its natural curves To start with if you are used to slumping you are going to find this tiring so use a small cushion in your lower back for support Make sure that your computer screen is at eye level you may have to place it on top of a pile of books to get it at the right height Be careful that you are not sticking your chin out as this puts your neck into extension and causes excessive stress in your neck Finally check your arm position ideally you want your elbow to be at a right angle so you may need to rest it on a small book to achieve this Finally spend 2 minutes breathing deeply place your hands on your belly try and breathe right down into the belly so that your belly expands keeping your shoulders relaxed and still Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth Now back to work feeling released and re energised Regular Pilates classes help improve your posture and body awareness do 121 something wonderful for YOUR body this year and join a Pilates class At Balance we believe that everyone deserves to live a healthier happier life and we can help you discover how great you can actually feel by improving your Mind Body Soul We do this with small classes run by highly skilled clinically trained Pilates teachers who ensure that they get the best out of each and every one of you We run Beginner Improver Intermediate and Advanced Matwork Classes Healthy Backs 4 Life Classes we specialise in helping people with Low Back Pain Private 1 1 Reformer sessions Mindset Workshops Courses Slim Forever Workshops Top 5 exercises to do at your desk 1 Retract your chin so that the BACK of your neck lengthens hold for 10 secs repeat 5 times 2 Tip your head over towards your shoulder place your hand on your head gently encourage your ear towards your shoulder whilst reaching the opposite fingers towards the ground hold for 20 seconds and do each side 4 times 3 Keep your chin retracted and rotate your head as far around as possible as if you re trying to look over your shoulder put your tongue in your cheek the side to which you are turning notice that you can go a little further Hold for 10 seconds repeat both sides 4 times 4 Lift your arms wide above your head leaning back as far as feels comfortable sending your breast bone to the ceiling and release back to upright do this 6 times Breathe in as you extend back and out as you release back to your starting position 5 Place your right hand on your left hip sit lovely and tall and rotate to the left as far as you comfortably can then release 4 times each side You should breathe out as you rotate and breathe in to release
120  HEALTH   WELLBEING  HEALTH   WELLBEING  Pilates to help improve posture at work Spending many hours at your desk in f...
HEALTH WELLBEING 122 A healthy start to the New Year Did you know that two out of three adults in England are overweight or obese which increases the risk of a wide range of diseases including type 2 diabetes high blood pressure cardiovascular disease including stroke and cancer It can also impair well being quality of life and the ability to earn I believe that to achieve a healthy lifestyle you only have to make small but permanent changes to the everyday things you do including the food you eat So here are my 5 top tips for a healthier 2017 1 Add more vegetables into your favourite meals to increase the fibre content for a healthy digestion and boost your antioxidant levels This can easily be achieved by adding two handfuls of fresh spinach or kale into a curry or stir fry chopped mushrooms and courgettes into your spag bol substituting wheat pasta for courgetti spaghetti or adding extra leeks peppers and garlic into your chilli A simple omelette can be transformed into a filling frittata with the addition of peas leeks and peppers too 2 3 Beans and pulses are a great low fat low cholesterol protein source and are a good way to bulk out a dish at minimal cost Add a handful of red lentils to a shepherds pie or vegetable soup Chickpeas can boost the protein content of a cauliflower curry or be turned into low fat falafels And who doesn t love hummus Add a tin of cannellini beans to your favourite pasta sauce Edamame or soya beans can be eaten as a quick protein rich snack They are also a great addition to any stir fry or frittata Learn to love labels The voluntary food traffic light system can be really helpful in determining how healthy a product is But read the small print does the information relate to the whole packet 100gs or a serving size To appreciate how much sugar a product contains divide the figure by 4 to get the number of teaspoons i e 20gs of sugar equals 5 teaspoons 4 5 Use herbs spices and aromatics to rev up meals with less reliance on salt sugar and fats Mint parsley and basil can all be added to your favourite dishes Add some lemon or lime juice to a curry pasta dish or chilli instead of salt you will also increase your vitamin C content to help fight off winter colds and viruses Cinnamon is great for sweet dishes it is antiviral antifungal and antibacterial add it to crumbles porridge smoothies and biscuits Get active The recommendation is for 150 minutes of activity a week But what counts Gardening housework fast walking dancing and skipping can all be considered Cycling gym classes and weight bearing exercises are a few more The bottom line is move more eat less but whatever you do enjoy it Nutrition coach Susan Hart www nutrition coach co uk HEALTH WELLBEING 123 My story isn t just a weight loss story B ecky had struggled with her weight since her days at university but it wasn t until her high BMI left her unable to be considered for fertility treatment 2 years into marriage that she decided to finally do something about it Having spent hours researching diets and groups that had been recommended by friends she decided to give Cambridge Weight Plan a go The one to one support at Cambridge really appealed to me she explains and alongside her Cambridge Consultant she was able to find a plan that worked best for her and finally begin her long awaited weight loss journey I eventually lost 5 stone in total initially from the fertility clinic meeting I d been told I had to lose a stone but I quickly lost this and thought to myself why not carry on Unfortunately the weight loss didn t help with Becky s fertility struggles but it s fair to say it s been a life changing journey for her nonetheless My life has altered dramatically in many ways since losing my weight from not having to spend 2 hours in the morning getting ready and working out which outfit made me look less fat than the others to an increased love for life which led to me learning to drive at 39 It s even meant a career change for Becky Having become so passionate about her weight loss journey and the way in which the programme had changed her life she grew determined to help others like herself by becoming a Cambridge Consultant It was one of the best decisions I ever made my story isn t just a weight loss story it was a confidence story a lifestyle change a career change the incentive to help others with their weight loss journey Find the support you need to make a change at www cambridgeweightplan com RebeccaBrand or www facebook com Becky BrandCambridge Weight PlanConsultant 1746310655614829
HEALTH   WELLBEING  122  A healthy start to the New Year  Did you know that two out of three adults in England are overwei...
HEALTH WELLBEING 122 A healthy start to the New Year Did you know that two out of three adults in England are overweight or obese which increases the risk of a wide range of diseases including type 2 diabetes high blood pressure cardiovascular disease including stroke and cancer It can also impair well being quality of life and the ability to earn I believe that to achieve a healthy lifestyle you only have to make small but permanent changes to the everyday things you do including the food you eat So here are my 5 top tips for a healthier 2017 1 Add more vegetables into your favourite meals to increase the fibre content for a healthy digestion and boost your antioxidant levels This can easily be achieved by adding two handfuls of fresh spinach or kale into a curry or stir fry chopped mushrooms and courgettes into your spag bol substituting wheat pasta for courgetti spaghetti or adding extra leeks peppers and garlic into your chilli A simple omelette can be transformed into a filling frittata with the addition of peas leeks and peppers too 2 3 Beans and pulses are a great low fat low cholesterol protein source and are a good way to bulk out a dish at minimal cost Add a handful of red lentils to a shepherds pie or vegetable soup Chickpeas can boost the protein content of a cauliflower curry or be turned into low fat falafels And who doesn t love hummus Add a tin of cannellini beans to your favourite pasta sauce Edamame or soya beans can be eaten as a quick protein rich snack They are also a great addition to any stir fry or frittata Learn to love labels The voluntary food traffic light system can be really helpful in determining how healthy a product is But read the small print does the information relate to the whole packet 100gs or a serving size To appreciate how much sugar a product contains divide the figure by 4 to get the number of teaspoons i e 20gs of sugar equals 5 teaspoons 4 5 Use herbs spices and aromatics to rev up meals with less reliance on salt sugar and fats Mint parsley and basil can all be added to your favourite dishes Add some lemon or lime juice to a curry pasta dish or chilli instead of salt you will also increase your vitamin C content to help fight off winter colds and viruses Cinnamon is great for sweet dishes it is antiviral antifungal and antibacterial add it to crumbles porridge smoothies and biscuits Get active The recommendation is for 150 minutes of activity a week But what counts Gardening housework fast walking dancing and skipping can all be considered Cycling gym classes and weight bearing exercises are a few more The bottom line is move more eat less but whatever you do enjoy it Nutrition coach Susan Hart www nutrition coach co uk HEALTH WELLBEING 123 My story isn t just a weight loss story B ecky had struggled with her weight since her days at university but it wasn t until her high BMI left her unable to be considered for fertility treatment 2 years into marriage that she decided to finally do something about it Having spent hours researching diets and groups that had been recommended by friends she decided to give Cambridge Weight Plan a go The one to one support at Cambridge really appealed to me she explains and alongside her Cambridge Consultant she was able to find a plan that worked best for her and finally begin her long awaited weight loss journey I eventually lost 5 stone in total initially from the fertility clinic meeting I d been told I had to lose a stone but I quickly lost this and thought to myself why not carry on Unfortunately the weight loss didn t help with Becky s fertility struggles but it s fair to say it s been a life changing journey for her nonetheless My life has altered dramatically in many ways since losing my weight from not having to spend 2 hours in the morning getting ready and working out which outfit made me look less fat than the others to an increased love for life which led to me learning to drive at 39 It s even meant a career change for Becky Having become so passionate about her weight loss journey and the way in which the programme had changed her life she grew determined to help others like herself by becoming a Cambridge Consultant It was one of the best decisions I ever made my story isn t just a weight loss story it was a confidence story a lifestyle change a career change the incentive to help others with their weight loss journey Find the support you need to make a change at www cambridgeweightplan com RebeccaBrand or www facebook com Becky BrandCambridge Weight PlanConsultant 1746310655614829
HEALTH   WELLBEING  122  A healthy start to the New Year  Did you know that two out of three adults in England are overwei...
HEALTH WELLBEING 124 125 Pilates With Claire By Scarlett Clemmow Light work Chakra balancing energy healer says let go of bad memories to get healthy S ome decades ago the term New Age was coined for those who believed in a range of spiritual beliefs and practices As time has transpired the term has dissipated as what was once new has become more of the norm Celebs like Angelina Jolie Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock regularly indulge in treatments such as reiki while crystal healing and hypnosis have massively beneficial effects too We asked Bulwell based holistic therapist Jane Staples aka The Cat Whisperer to share a few insights into various types of etheric remedies available 1 What is Reiki Reiki is an energy healing a way for balancing our life energy changing our vibrations We all vibrate as all energy vibrates When we are ill or carrying around emotions our vibrations can change reiki is a way to restore our natural vibrations to help us to feel better 2 You even do Reiki on animals Do you have any particular success stories Reiki is used very successfully on animals I believe as they don t have our doubts and questions they just take the energy as much as they need and heal themselves I have treated a wide range of animals from cats and dogs to horses and lizards reiki cannot replace any vet care but can be used very successfully when treating a terminally ill animal to help relieve stress and promote calm I use reiki on my cat He has a digestive problem and I find the reiki helps him a great deal calming him and helping with any pains when he has a flair up I use this alongside the vet care he receives 3 You offer many therapies Regression therapy sounds interesting What format does a session take and what kind of breakthroughs do people tend to have Our brains learn on a repeat process but that process can become muddied over time creating problems in later life For example as a child we have a trauma then we remember the event which forms a memory linking in with feelings and emotions Later we may experience a similar event and our brains will try and make sense of the situation by referring back to see what we did last time it happened It s a learning process but over time we don t remember the original events we just remember the last memory of remembering it thus we get a distorted image that can lead to negative emotions and actions Going back to the original event through regression therapy and changing the emotions around it to positives can have a knock on effect with the emotions we need to heal today 4 What are the results people tend to experience from hypnotherapy I think hypnotherapy is extremely relaxing It s a natural state we all use daily Having a hypnotherapy session just speeds up a process of change making it easier 5 Many people feel rushed off their feet these days Can you talk us through a foot ritual that you would recommend Soaking your feet at the end of a busy day for some is extremely relaxing The gentle massage of the water with the wonderful smells of the foot soak can ease away any stresses Add in a reflexology session and you ll maximise your experience Reflexology balances out hormones relaxing your whole system Some say it s like having a full body massage through your feet Bliss 6 When did you first realise you had healing gifts and what happened I ve learnt my trade over many years and continue to learn We all have the ability to heal ourselves and heal each other My healing gifts start with my self care keeping my vibrations balanced and my mind positive 7 You recommend people take 20 minutes a day to relax but if they are really busy they need to take an hour which I love by the way Just how important is it for people to take time for themselves and how would you recommend they do so Self care is very important If we don t care for ourselves then we are unable to care for the people around us Taking time out from our busy days to recharge is vital We can do this in a number of ways we don t all need therapy to take time out 8 What would be involved in a typical week for you and your therapy centre Lots of quiet times relaxations wonderful aromatherapy smells and meditations 9 What are the fundamental starting points for somebody trying to lose weight Ask yourself why are you overweight How have you created the weight what s happened Break it down and address these issues bit by bit Gaining weight is a very personal thing it can be as simple as I ve just had a baby or as complicated as I ve been overweight most of my life it started when a certain trauma happened 10 In terms of your own wellbeing what are the best treatments you have personally received and what was were the outcomes Reiki is the one treatment I return back to daily I also lost my weight using hypnotherapy to rid myself of the emotional reasons of why I overeat Book in for a visit with Jane by visiting www retreattherapy co uk Pilates developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920 s is popular around the world Pilates is a slow precise controlled workout improving posture flexibility and strengthening the core as well as helping reduce tension in the neck shoulders and back Claire Johnston is a Pilates Instructor running classes in Long Eaton Woodthorpe My sister I as total Beginners went to a class to try it out Usually newcomers would have a Taster session to introduce them to the principles of Pilates but as we couldn t make one we just jumped right in with a more progressive class Claire teaches Mat Based Pilates uses the ABC s to start each class A for alignment B for Breathing and C for Core Activation focussing on these 3 key areas in each exercise helps you get the best results from your time When we arrived Claire was really helpful friendly we started on time Starting the class in a standing position you move between lying sitting doing various exercises predominantly working the abdominal pelvic floor muscles One of the best things about the class was how Claire moves around giving each person individual feedback so you feel like you re in the best possible position each time Claire instructs with a mixture of spoken explanations imagery types of workout The class was attended by women of all ages each working to their own ability towards their own goals There was a friendly camaraderie amongst the regular attendees There are both women men in Claire s other classes The class lasted 45 minutes making it easy to slot into your day The next day I didn t notice any muscle aches like I would after an exercise class which I think must be down to the thorough stretches we did at the end of the class although we worked hard I didn t experience any discomfort or pain during the class which can only be a good thing is visual demonstrations so however you learn the class is very easy to understand we didn t struggle to pick up the various positions movements despite not having made the Taster While Pilates can be physically demanding the class generally is more relaxing than an aerobic exercise class which was something I really enjoyed which makes it stand out from other With Taster sessions in January and March 2017 what better time to start something new Call or Text Claire on 07730 128556
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HEALTH WELLBEING 124 125 Pilates With Claire By Scarlett Clemmow Light work Chakra balancing energy healer says let go of bad memories to get healthy S ome decades ago the term New Age was coined for those who believed in a range of spiritual beliefs and practices As time has transpired the term has dissipated as what was once new has become more of the norm Celebs like Angelina Jolie Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock regularly indulge in treatments such as reiki while crystal healing and hypnosis have massively beneficial effects too We asked Bulwell based holistic therapist Jane Staples aka The Cat Whisperer to share a few insights into various types of etheric remedies available 1 What is Reiki Reiki is an energy healing a way for balancing our life energy changing our vibrations We all vibrate as all energy vibrates When we are ill or carrying around emotions our vibrations can change reiki is a way to restore our natural vibrations to help us to feel better 2 You even do Reiki on animals Do you have any particular success stories Reiki is used very successfully on animals I believe as they don t have our doubts and questions they just take the energy as much as they need and heal themselves I have treated a wide range of animals from cats and dogs to horses and lizards reiki cannot replace any vet care but can be used very successfully when treating a terminally ill animal to help relieve stress and promote calm I use reiki on my cat He has a digestive problem and I find the reiki helps him a great deal calming him and helping with any pains when he has a flair up I use this alongside the vet care he receives 3 You offer many therapies Regression therapy sounds interesting What format does a session take and what kind of breakthroughs do people tend to have Our brains learn on a repeat process but that process can become muddied over time creating problems in later life For example as a child we have a trauma then we remember the event which forms a memory linking in with feelings and emotions Later we may experience a similar event and our brains will try and make sense of the situation by referring back to see what we did last time it happened It s a learning process but over time we don t remember the original events we just remember the last memory of remembering it thus we get a distorted image that can lead to negative emotions and actions Going back to the original event through regression therapy and changing the emotions around it to positives can have a knock on effect with the emotions we need to heal today 4 What are the results people tend to experience from hypnotherapy I think hypnotherapy is extremely relaxing It s a natural state we all use daily Having a hypnotherapy session just speeds up a process of change making it easier 5 Many people feel rushed off their feet these days Can you talk us through a foot ritual that you would recommend Soaking your feet at the end of a busy day for some is extremely relaxing The gentle massage of the water with the wonderful smells of the foot soak can ease away any stresses Add in a reflexology session and you ll maximise your experience Reflexology balances out hormones relaxing your whole system Some say it s like having a full body massage through your feet Bliss 6 When did you first realise you had healing gifts and what happened I ve learnt my trade over many years and continue to learn We all have the ability to heal ourselves and heal each other My healing gifts start with my self care keeping my vibrations balanced and my mind positive 7 You recommend people take 20 minutes a day to relax but if they are really busy they need to take an hour which I love by the way Just how important is it for people to take time for themselves and how would you recommend they do so Self care is very important If we don t care for ourselves then we are unable to care for the people around us Taking time out from our busy days to recharge is vital We can do this in a number of ways we don t all need therapy to take time out 8 What would be involved in a typical week for you and your therapy centre Lots of quiet times relaxations wonderful aromatherapy smells and meditations 9 What are the fundamental starting points for somebody trying to lose weight Ask yourself why are you overweight How have you created the weight what s happened Break it down and address these issues bit by bit Gaining weight is a very personal thing it can be as simple as I ve just had a baby or as complicated as I ve been overweight most of my life it started when a certain trauma happened 10 In terms of your own wellbeing what are the best treatments you have personally received and what was were the outcomes Reiki is the one treatment I return back to daily I also lost my weight using hypnotherapy to rid myself of the emotional reasons of why I overeat Book in for a visit with Jane by visiting www retreattherapy co uk Pilates developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920 s is popular around the world Pilates is a slow precise controlled workout improving posture flexibility and strengthening the core as well as helping reduce tension in the neck shoulders and back Claire Johnston is a Pilates Instructor running classes in Long Eaton Woodthorpe My sister I as total Beginners went to a class to try it out Usually newcomers would have a Taster session to introduce them to the principles of Pilates but as we couldn t make one we just jumped right in with a more progressive class Claire teaches Mat Based Pilates uses the ABC s to start each class A for alignment B for Breathing and C for Core Activation focussing on these 3 key areas in each exercise helps you get the best results from your time When we arrived Claire was really helpful friendly we started on time Starting the class in a standing position you move between lying sitting doing various exercises predominantly working the abdominal pelvic floor muscles One of the best things about the class was how Claire moves around giving each person individual feedback so you feel like you re in the best possible position each time Claire instructs with a mixture of spoken explanations imagery types of workout The class was attended by women of all ages each working to their own ability towards their own goals There was a friendly camaraderie amongst the regular attendees There are both women men in Claire s other classes The class lasted 45 minutes making it easy to slot into your day The next day I didn t notice any muscle aches like I would after an exercise class which I think must be down to the thorough stretches we did at the end of the class although we worked hard I didn t experience any discomfort or pain during the class which can only be a good thing is visual demonstrations so however you learn the class is very easy to understand we didn t struggle to pick up the various positions movements despite not having made the Taster While Pilates can be physically demanding the class generally is more relaxing than an aerobic exercise class which was something I really enjoyed which makes it stand out from other With Taster sessions in January and March 2017 what better time to start something new Call or Text Claire on 07730 128556
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126 HEALTH WELLBEING Enlighten your senses Allowing children adults and elderly people to live independently is at the very core of Sensory Elite Healthcare Ltd and it s something the team make possible by providing specialist care services to those who need it across Nottinghamshire Leicestershire Derbyshire Staffordshire and the West Midlands From their Companionship and Befriending Service to Stroke Brain Injury and Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Sensory Elite Healthcare Ltd offer a huge range of care options from just 1 hour to 24 hours a day and the trained and dedicated team are qualified and experienced in supporting people of all ages whatever their needs Each individual is matched with their own carer or support worker too to ensure they receive the right support from the right person and together they re committed to reaching that person s life goals The Sensory Room is one of Elite Healthcare s most useful facilities Carefully designed to aid in the development of babies and young children as well as adults and elderly people with needs it s a diverse service that caters to a huge variety of people Enlighten your senses around the tactile board with twinkling fibre optic lights melt into a flurry of bubbles whilst relaxing on the cushioned beanie in the vibrating bubble tube and infinity tunnel or relax and enjoy the slide show projector wrapping yourself up in the lights For the more agile and adventurous visitors The Sensory Room features a ball pool which is designed to enhance motor skills and a vibrating shudder bar sure to make you giggle and stimulate proprioceptive senses Below are just some of the ways The Sensory Room can have a positive impact Children adults and the elderly can achieve a sense of cause and effect by using switches attached to lights and toys The Sensory Room provides an interactive experience between adults and children children and other children and adults and the elderly Activities can be used to promote turn taking and communication The Sensory Room is designed to be a calming environment in which children adults and the elderly feel comfortable and therefore ready to learn The Sensory Room experience can be used to add extra meaning to a story rhymes and songs The Sensory Equipment provides stimulation for those who are exploring the world around them via their senses The calming environment is a place for parents and carers to bond with their children and the person they are caring for Relaxation is good for everyone s emotional health it gives them a chance to explore their feelings in a safe environment Please contact Jo to arrange a FREE induction session Following induction you can book The Sensory Room for a cost of anything from a half hour session to an hour session Available slots from 9 00 5 00pm Mon Sat Jo 01332 366401 For any of the other Sensory Elite Healthcare services you can also visit www sensoryelitehealthcare co uk
126  HEALTH   WELLBEING  Enlighten your senses  Allowing children, adults and elderly people to live independently is at t...
126 HEALTH WELLBEING Enlighten your senses Allowing children adults and elderly people to live independently is at the very core of Sensory Elite Healthcare Ltd and it s something the team make possible by providing specialist care services to those who need it across Nottinghamshire Leicestershire Derbyshire Staffordshire and the West Midlands From their Companionship and Befriending Service to Stroke Brain Injury and Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Sensory Elite Healthcare Ltd offer a huge range of care options from just 1 hour to 24 hours a day and the trained and dedicated team are qualified and experienced in supporting people of all ages whatever their needs Each individual is matched with their own carer or support worker too to ensure they receive the right support from the right person and together they re committed to reaching that person s life goals The Sensory Room is one of Elite Healthcare s most useful facilities Carefully designed to aid in the development of babies and young children as well as adults and elderly people with needs it s a diverse service that caters to a huge variety of people Enlighten your senses around the tactile board with twinkling fibre optic lights melt into a flurry of bubbles whilst relaxing on the cushioned beanie in the vibrating bubble tube and infinity tunnel or relax and enjoy the slide show projector wrapping yourself up in the lights For the more agile and adventurous visitors The Sensory Room features a ball pool which is designed to enhance motor skills and a vibrating shudder bar sure to make you giggle and stimulate proprioceptive senses Below are just some of the ways The Sensory Room can have a positive impact Children adults and the elderly can achieve a sense of cause and effect by using switches attached to lights and toys The Sensory Room provides an interactive experience between adults and children children and other children and adults and the elderly Activities can be used to promote turn taking and communication The Sensory Room is designed to be a calming environment in which children adults and the elderly feel comfortable and therefore ready to learn The Sensory Room experience can be used to add extra meaning to a story rhymes and songs The Sensory Equipment provides stimulation for those who are exploring the world around them via their senses The calming environment is a place for parents and carers to bond with their children and the person they are caring for Relaxation is good for everyone s emotional health it gives them a chance to explore their feelings in a safe environment Please contact Jo to arrange a FREE induction session Following induction you can book The Sensory Room for a cost of anything from a half hour session to an hour session Available slots from 9 00 5 00pm Mon Sat Jo 01332 366401 For any of the other Sensory Elite Healthcare services you can also visit www sensoryelitehealthcare co uk
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EDUCATION Experts in Academic Excellence Kesteven and Grantham Girls School is a selective 11 18 academy Situated on land overlooking the market town of Grantham and close to the borders of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire it attracts students from both the local area and further afield Notable alumni include Margaret Thatcher who was Head Girl in 1943 KGGS boasts an impressive record of academic excellence a fact that recently placed the school in The Times Top Secondary Schools list for 2016 Our girls do well at GCSE with just under 60 each year achieving an A A grade In the Sixth Form students can select their A Level choices from a wide range of subjects Results are consistently impressive enabling many of our students to attain places at the most selective universities In Key Stage 3 we offer a strong foundation with French German and Spanish available as well as Mathematics English and Science as part of a comprehensive curriculum that embraces both academic and practical subjects Yet whilst the aim of the school is and has always been to provide a learning environment which is stimulating challenging and supportive we are also keen to ensure that learning goes hand in hand with the development of their personal qualities Accordingly the school offers a wide range of extra curricular activities There are student exchange visits foreign expeditions and significant involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Entry is currently based on the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 examination 129
EDUCATION  Experts in Academic  Excellence  Kesteven and Grantham Girls    School is a selective 11-18 academy. Situated o...
EDUCATION Experts in Academic Excellence Kesteven and Grantham Girls School is a selective 11 18 academy Situated on land overlooking the market town of Grantham and close to the borders of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire it attracts students from both the local area and further afield Notable alumni include Margaret Thatcher who was Head Girl in 1943 KGGS boasts an impressive record of academic excellence a fact that recently placed the school in The Times Top Secondary Schools list for 2016 Our girls do well at GCSE with just under 60 each year achieving an A A grade In the Sixth Form students can select their A Level choices from a wide range of subjects Results are consistently impressive enabling many of our students to attain places at the most selective universities In Key Stage 3 we offer a strong foundation with French German and Spanish available as well as Mathematics English and Science as part of a comprehensive curriculum that embraces both academic and practical subjects Yet whilst the aim of the school is and has always been to provide a learning environment which is stimulating challenging and supportive we are also keen to ensure that learning goes hand in hand with the development of their personal qualities Accordingly the school offers a wide range of extra curricular activities There are student exchange visits foreign expeditions and significant involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Entry is currently based on the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 examination 129
EDUCATION  Experts in Academic  Excellence  Kesteven and Grantham Girls    School is a selective 11-18 academy. Situated o...
130 WEDDINGS EDWARDS PERFORMANCE Wedding Stationery At Eaton Cards and Stationery we produce luxury design led personalised wedding stationery We are inspired by typography colour trends within fashion and interiors and of course beautiful paper We have to confess to being complete paper geeks We hope all that inspiration and passion shows through in our stationery and customer service Each design in our collection can be adjusted to coordinate with your day Colour is key to your day so each range is designed carefully to allow us to change print and ribbon shades Contact details Info eatonstationery co uk 07515730733 www eatonstationery co uk Happily Ever After 131
130  WEDDINGS  EDWARDS PERFORMANCE  Wedding Stationery At Eaton Cards and Stationery we produce luxury design led, persona...
130 WEDDINGS EDWARDS PERFORMANCE Wedding Stationery At Eaton Cards and Stationery we produce luxury design led personalised wedding stationery We are inspired by typography colour trends within fashion and interiors and of course beautiful paper We have to confess to being complete paper geeks We hope all that inspiration and passion shows through in our stationery and customer service Each design in our collection can be adjusted to coordinate with your day Colour is key to your day so each range is designed carefully to allow us to change print and ribbon shades Contact details Info eatonstationery co uk 07515730733 www eatonstationery co uk Happily Ever After 131
130  WEDDINGS  EDWARDS PERFORMANCE  Wedding Stationery At Eaton Cards and Stationery we produce luxury design led, persona...
132 WEDDINGS WEDDINGS Fall in love with our county s hidden gem Idyllically set within 340 acres of glorious rolling countryside The Nottinghamshire provides the picture perfect location for your special day all year round Before and throughout the dedicated and experienced events team will guide you through every step to ensure you have a day that is as unique as you are Their tailor made wedding packages offer a flexible approach allowing you to enjoy the benefits of hosting your wedding day in one stunning location After looking at a number of wedding venues I felt so deflated would I ever find a venue that would meet my expectations for my big day As soon as I walked into The Nottinghamshire I got my sparkle back this was definitely the place Beautiful panoramic views a room that could be made more intimate for our smaller number of daytime guests but could open up to accommodate our large numbers in the evening and most importantly a wedding planner who I could trust 100 Vicki Ben 28th July 2016 With an abundance of scenic spots and beautiful backdrops capturing your cherished moments among the first Spring blooms or Winter snowfall you are sure to leave with treasured memories Our newly completed onsite boutique hotel The Residence offers 18 beautifully appointed bedrooms The stylish accommodation has been individually designed incorporating unique touches and bespoke furnishings to offer a luxurious stay Bride Grooms can enjoy the opulence of our Superior Suite Tiffany since 1837 the masterpieces of Tiffany Co have defined style and celebrated the world s great love stories what better inspiration to use for our signature Bridal Suite Come and visit The Nottinghamshire Wedding Coordinators who will be on hand to offer priceless advice and stunning inspiration for your special day 133 Planning for your perfect day They say that it s the biggest day of a person s life and with all the things that go into planning a wedding it can be hard to know where to start Nottinghamshire County Council s Registration Service Celebrate have put together a wedding planning guide to help you along the way As soon as possible Start your research decide what type of ceremony you would like Book your registrar for your venue by contacting our team now you need to give your notice of intention to marry this is valid for 12 months only Research and book your ceremony and reception venue and caterers Talk with your registrars and venue some take bookings as far as two years in advance Decide on the style theme Decide on the budget Draw up a guest list Choose the best man bridesmaids ushers and others you would like to involve 12 months to go Once you ve set the date you ll need to get the legal side of things sorted out If you are having a civil ceremony you need to give notice of your intention to marry or form a civil partnership by attending an appointment at one of our registration offices Please remember that this must be a minimum of 28 days but not more than 12 months before your ceremony date Announce your forthcoming ceremony to friends and family Many couples choose to send out Save the date cards between six to twelve months before the event to ensure that guests keep that date free Book ceremony reception venue and caterers Start looking at outfits for those involved in the ceremony some dresses can take months to arrive from abroad Start researching transport photographers florists and other suppliers you want involved Start making your gift list 6 months to go Book transport photographer videographer and entertainment Arrange for the other outfits to be made or hired Order cake Order stationery If you are going abroad check that your passports are valid for at least 6 months from the date you depart for your honeymoon Book rooms at a hotel for the night if applicable Arrange insurance for your special day Remember to book an appointment to give notice Book your honeymoon If you want to book your honeymoon in your new name you will need to apply for a passport using the PD2 service For a small fee your registrar can help you apply for a new passport up to three months in advance of your wedding or civil ceremony date 3 months to go Pay your balance to the Registration Team Buy rings Order flower decorations after visiting the florist to confirm your final choices Send out invitations Finalise honeymoon arrangements clothes visas vaccinations etc If you ve booked your honeymoon in your new name remember to book your PD2 appointment for your new passport Appointments can be made with the registration team carrying out your ceremony Confirm music and readings Choose and buy your going away outfits Finalise details with the photographer and videographer Arrange your stag and hen parties Book hair appointments for the day Have you thought about having a ceremony rehearsal Many couples find a rehearsal beneficial All of Nottinghamshire County Council s registration office ceremony venues offer a rehearsal service To book an appointment or for further information please email weddings nottscc gov uk One month to go Draw up the final guest list and prepare seating plans Inform caterers on the final number of guests Try on outfits for alterations Write speeches Buy presents for the best man bridesmaids ushers and any others taking part in the service Confirm cake delivery One week to go Wear in shoes if they are new Confirm all arrangements outfits photographers timings etc Pack for your honeymoon Order honeymoon currency Final hair and make up practice The day before Finish packing Ensure you have adequate amounts of cash to pay people who may need payment at the ceremony If you are using your own cars make sure they are topped up with fuel Confirm cake delivery yes again Relax and look forward to the big day Visit www nottinghamshire gov uk celebrate for more information
132  WEDDINGS  WEDDINGS  Fall in love with our county   s hidden gem  Idyllically set within 340 acres of glorious rolling...
132 WEDDINGS WEDDINGS Fall in love with our county s hidden gem Idyllically set within 340 acres of glorious rolling countryside The Nottinghamshire provides the picture perfect location for your special day all year round Before and throughout the dedicated and experienced events team will guide you through every step to ensure you have a day that is as unique as you are Their tailor made wedding packages offer a flexible approach allowing you to enjoy the benefits of hosting your wedding day in one stunning location After looking at a number of wedding venues I felt so deflated would I ever find a venue that would meet my expectations for my big day As soon as I walked into The Nottinghamshire I got my sparkle back this was definitely the place Beautiful panoramic views a room that could be made more intimate for our smaller number of daytime guests but could open up to accommodate our large numbers in the evening and most importantly a wedding planner who I could trust 100 Vicki Ben 28th July 2016 With an abundance of scenic spots and beautiful backdrops capturing your cherished moments among the first Spring blooms or Winter snowfall you are sure to leave with treasured memories Our newly completed onsite boutique hotel The Residence offers 18 beautifully appointed bedrooms The stylish accommodation has been individually designed incorporating unique touches and bespoke furnishings to offer a luxurious stay Bride Grooms can enjoy the opulence of our Superior Suite Tiffany since 1837 the masterpieces of Tiffany Co have defined style and celebrated the world s great love stories what better inspiration to use for our signature Bridal Suite Come and visit The Nottinghamshire Wedding Coordinators who will be on hand to offer priceless advice and stunning inspiration for your special day 133 Planning for your perfect day They say that it s the biggest day of a person s life and with all the things that go into planning a wedding it can be hard to know where to start Nottinghamshire County Council s Registration Service Celebrate have put together a wedding planning guide to help you along the way As soon as possible Start your research decide what type of ceremony you would like Book your registrar for your venue by contacting our team now you need to give your notice of intention to marry this is valid for 12 months only Research and book your ceremony and reception venue and caterers Talk with your registrars and venue some take bookings as far as two years in advance Decide on the style theme Decide on the budget Draw up a guest list Choose the best man bridesmaids ushers and others you would like to involve 12 months to go Once you ve set the date you ll need to get the legal side of things sorted out If you are having a civil ceremony you need to give notice of your intention to marry or form a civil partnership by attending an appointment at one of our registration offices Please remember that this must be a minimum of 28 days but not more than 12 months before your ceremony date Announce your forthcoming ceremony to friends and family Many couples choose to send out Save the date cards between six to twelve months before the event to ensure that guests keep that date free Book ceremony reception venue and caterers Start looking at outfits for those involved in the ceremony some dresses can take months to arrive from abroad Start researching transport photographers florists and other suppliers you want involved Start making your gift list 6 months to go Book transport photographer videographer and entertainment Arrange for the other outfits to be made or hired Order cake Order stationery If you are going abroad check that your passports are valid for at least 6 months from the date you depart for your honeymoon Book rooms at a hotel for the night if applicable Arrange insurance for your special day Remember to book an appointment to give notice Book your honeymoon If you want to book your honeymoon in your new name you will need to apply for a passport using the PD2 service For a small fee your registrar can help you apply for a new passport up to three months in advance of your wedding or civil ceremony date 3 months to go Pay your balance to the Registration Team Buy rings Order flower decorations after visiting the florist to confirm your final choices Send out invitations Finalise honeymoon arrangements clothes visas vaccinations etc If you ve booked your honeymoon in your new name remember to book your PD2 appointment for your new passport Appointments can be made with the registration team carrying out your ceremony Confirm music and readings Choose and buy your going away outfits Finalise details with the photographer and videographer Arrange your stag and hen parties Book hair appointments for the day Have you thought about having a ceremony rehearsal Many couples find a rehearsal beneficial All of Nottinghamshire County Council s registration office ceremony venues offer a rehearsal service To book an appointment or for further information please email weddings nottscc gov uk One month to go Draw up the final guest list and prepare seating plans Inform caterers on the final number of guests Try on outfits for alterations Write speeches Buy presents for the best man bridesmaids ushers and any others taking part in the service Confirm cake delivery One week to go Wear in shoes if they are new Confirm all arrangements outfits photographers timings etc Pack for your honeymoon Order honeymoon currency Final hair and make up practice The day before Finish packing Ensure you have adequate amounts of cash to pay people who may need payment at the ceremony If you are using your own cars make sure they are topped up with fuel Confirm cake delivery yes again Relax and look forward to the big day Visit www nottinghamshire gov uk celebrate for more information
132  WEDDINGS  WEDDINGS  Fall in love with our county   s hidden gem  Idyllically set within 340 acres of glorious rolling...
WEDDINGS 134 WEDDINGS 135 Personalised itineraries The right choice for you Pre wedding planning in the UK Personal wedding planner in Ontario Wedding only or full holiday itinerary Maple Leaf Weddings are committed to providing a detail perfect wedding to create a magical memory 7 hours ying time Based in the UK and Ontario Ontario will surprise you with the striking beauty of her scenery and welcome you with the warmth of her people The typical image of a snow covered landscape may be true in Winter but in Summer the temperatures soar making blue skies and sunshine the perfect backdrop for any wedding ceremony Fall features a kaleidoscope of gold yellow and red with warm balmy days There are no residency requirements to get married in Ontario where weddings can take place anywhere at any time of the day or night You need to visit a Clerk s Office or City Hall in person with the necessary paperwork to obtain a licence however we will run through everything with you before you leave the UK and meet with you the day before your ceremony to take you to collect your licence There are some additional formalities if you are divorced Our website shows a selection of locations which are all unusual venues fun destinations or romantic getaway places Sparkling white in the snow gloriously golden in the fall and sun kissed in summer they all represent Ontario at its best So whether you choose a waterside gazebo an open summer sky a carpet of freshly fallen leaves or a blanket of crisp snow with just the two of you a small intimate group or a larger party Maple Leaf Weddings is right for you Ontario really is a four season destination and whenever your first visit you will quickly realise that you need to see the three other seasons Temperatures in Spring and Fall are similar to the UK Winter can be very cold with temperatures falling below freezing so you will need to ensure you have warm layers Hats scarves and gloves are all essential due to the wind chill effect Summer sees the temperature climb to around 30 although depending on exactly where you are the humidex can add another 10 15 From the UK direct flights to Toronto leave from Heathrow and Gatwick all year round with summer flights also going from Manchester Birmingham Edinburgh and Glasgow Flights start at around 350 Maple Leaf Weddings are awesome Really helpful went above and beyond to ensure we had as little stress as possible but the best possible time absolutely would recommend these guys Amanda Emma www mapleleafweddings com pennie mapleleafweddings com 01775 761783 or 07779 289422
WEDDINGS  134  WEDDINGS  135  Personalised itineraries  The right choice for you  Pre-wedding planning in the UK Personal ...
WEDDINGS 134 WEDDINGS 135 Personalised itineraries The right choice for you Pre wedding planning in the UK Personal wedding planner in Ontario Wedding only or full holiday itinerary Maple Leaf Weddings are committed to providing a detail perfect wedding to create a magical memory 7 hours ying time Based in the UK and Ontario Ontario will surprise you with the striking beauty of her scenery and welcome you with the warmth of her people The typical image of a snow covered landscape may be true in Winter but in Summer the temperatures soar making blue skies and sunshine the perfect backdrop for any wedding ceremony Fall features a kaleidoscope of gold yellow and red with warm balmy days There are no residency requirements to get married in Ontario where weddings can take place anywhere at any time of the day or night You need to visit a Clerk s Office or City Hall in person with the necessary paperwork to obtain a licence however we will run through everything with you before you leave the UK and meet with you the day before your ceremony to take you to collect your licence There are some additional formalities if you are divorced Our website shows a selection of locations which are all unusual venues fun destinations or romantic getaway places Sparkling white in the snow gloriously golden in the fall and sun kissed in summer they all represent Ontario at its best So whether you choose a waterside gazebo an open summer sky a carpet of freshly fallen leaves or a blanket of crisp snow with just the two of you a small intimate group or a larger party Maple Leaf Weddings is right for you Ontario really is a four season destination and whenever your first visit you will quickly realise that you need to see the three other seasons Temperatures in Spring and Fall are similar to the UK Winter can be very cold with temperatures falling below freezing so you will need to ensure you have warm layers Hats scarves and gloves are all essential due to the wind chill effect Summer sees the temperature climb to around 30 although depending on exactly where you are the humidex can add another 10 15 From the UK direct flights to Toronto leave from Heathrow and Gatwick all year round with summer flights also going from Manchester Birmingham Edinburgh and Glasgow Flights start at around 350 Maple Leaf Weddings are awesome Really helpful went above and beyond to ensure we had as little stress as possible but the best possible time absolutely would recommend these guys Amanda Emma www mapleleafweddings com pennie mapleleafweddings com 01775 761783 or 07779 289422
WEDDINGS  134  WEDDINGS  135  Personalised itineraries  The right choice for you  Pre-wedding planning in the UK Personal ...
136 Getting Married WEDDINGS Want to experience a Wedding Event with a Difference Are you recently engaged Or are you planning your wedding for this year or 2018 Then you CANNOT miss our next Wedding Event with a Difference on Sunday 19th February the most talked about wedding fayre although we hate calling it that throughout the East Midlands The next Wedding Event with a Difference will take place on Sunday 19th February at the striking Nottingham Conference Centre in the heart of the city of Nottingham Complete with over 80 amazing wedding suppliers this event is set to be our BIGGEST and most creative yet From amazing florists to creative photographers stunning wedding dresses to quirky photo booths we ve also got incredibly talented stylists the most fabulous wedding stationery suppliers and jaw dropping cakes You ll discover emerging trends from the best in the business and can take time to meander around this beautiful venue being totally swept away and inspired every step of the way Each and every supplier at our event is vetted by us and our motto is if we wouldn t have them at our wedding day then they re not exhibiting at our event The standard of talent on offer is simply amazing There will be entertainment throughout the entire event from string quartets to acoustic singers and live bands with every area providing a different atmosphere plus the onsite bistro will be open for refreshments and lunch during the day We also have the Prosecco Parlour where you can sit and relax enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbly and watch the world go by Along with this we have our eagerly anticipated catwalk show which just gets better and better each event Showing twice throughout the day you DO NOT want to miss this incredible show Along with stunning models and beautiful dresses to help inspire you the catwalk is themed by talented and creative stylists and creates an incredible WOW factor So as you can see you really can t begin to start planning your big day until you ve experienced a Wedding Event with a Difference To book your tickets and find out further information visit www savethedateevent co uk We look forward to seeing you there Photos courtesy of Rachael Connerton Photography 137
136  Getting Married   WEDDINGS  Want to experience a Wedding Event with a Difference   Are you recently engaged  Or are y...
136 Getting Married WEDDINGS Want to experience a Wedding Event with a Difference Are you recently engaged Or are you planning your wedding for this year or 2018 Then you CANNOT miss our next Wedding Event with a Difference on Sunday 19th February the most talked about wedding fayre although we hate calling it that throughout the East Midlands The next Wedding Event with a Difference will take place on Sunday 19th February at the striking Nottingham Conference Centre in the heart of the city of Nottingham Complete with over 80 amazing wedding suppliers this event is set to be our BIGGEST and most creative yet From amazing florists to creative photographers stunning wedding dresses to quirky photo booths we ve also got incredibly talented stylists the most fabulous wedding stationery suppliers and jaw dropping cakes You ll discover emerging trends from the best in the business and can take time to meander around this beautiful venue being totally swept away and inspired every step of the way Each and every supplier at our event is vetted by us and our motto is if we wouldn t have them at our wedding day then they re not exhibiting at our event The standard of talent on offer is simply amazing There will be entertainment throughout the entire event from string quartets to acoustic singers and live bands with every area providing a different atmosphere plus the onsite bistro will be open for refreshments and lunch during the day We also have the Prosecco Parlour where you can sit and relax enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbly and watch the world go by Along with this we have our eagerly anticipated catwalk show which just gets better and better each event Showing twice throughout the day you DO NOT want to miss this incredible show Along with stunning models and beautiful dresses to help inspire you the catwalk is themed by talented and creative stylists and creates an incredible WOW factor So as you can see you really can t begin to start planning your big day until you ve experienced a Wedding Event with a Difference To book your tickets and find out further information visit www savethedateevent co uk We look forward to seeing you there Photos courtesy of Rachael Connerton Photography 137
136  Getting Married   WEDDINGS  Want to experience a Wedding Event with a Difference   Are you recently engaged  Or are y...
138 WEDDINGS WEDDINGS The Finishing Touches 139 While the venue the dress and the rings were all top of the list when you started planning your wedding it s not always easy to remember the smaller details that go into making the big day extra special Here are a few ideas for keeping on top of the all important final touches Favours Not necessarily essentials but a small thank you to your guests and your bridal groom party is generally considered the polite thing to do Favours don t have to be expensive though guests are sure to appreciate a personal token over a grand gesture Guestbook Something to remember the day by for years to come Overnight bag Perhaps not so important for the groom but if like most brides you re more excited about the dress than anything else the thought of having to take it off at the end of the night might not have crossed your mind Overnight essentials and pyjamas are a must for any couples staying away A handy family member Gifts disposable cameras the paperworkall the things you think about getting to the venue but not getting back Assign a trustworthy relative to take them all home for peace of mind on the day Thank you notes Hopefully you manage to wait until after the wedding to open the gifts but either way remember to make a list of who bought what to avoid any confusion and awkwardness when it comes to sending thank you cards Twig Vine Photography Hello I m Mamad the chief photographer from Twig Vine Photography based in Nottingham I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years now and have been shooting weddings for about 8 years MY APPROACH I strongly believe that a wedding day belongs to the bride and groom and they should be able to enjoy their big day to the fullest That s why I take a reportage approach and photograph the day and its events as they unfold in a totally natural manner THE PACKAGES I like to keep things simple when it comes to wedding packages I offer a full day cover the most popular package for 1200 I recommend this package because I believe in telling a full story I also offer a shorter coverage for those who love my work but whose budget is limited This is to cover the wedding ceremony and reception party Both packages receive fully edited images on a wooden USB in a presentation box as well as an online gallery of all their images AFTER THE WEDDING Once the wedding day is over the real work begins for me I begin by culling down from approximately 1 500 to 3 000 images taken during the wedding About 2 3 weeks after the wedding I will deliver about 400 600 of the best images Now is the time that the couple chose which images they would like to have in their wedding album Album prices start from 250 To get in touch with Mamad at Twig Vine Photography Email hello twigandvine photography website www twigandvine photography
138  WEDDINGS  WEDDINGS  The Finishing Touches  139 While the venue, the dress and the rings were all top of the list when...
138 WEDDINGS WEDDINGS The Finishing Touches 139 While the venue the dress and the rings were all top of the list when you started planning your wedding it s not always easy to remember the smaller details that go into making the big day extra special Here are a few ideas for keeping on top of the all important final touches Favours Not necessarily essentials but a small thank you to your guests and your bridal groom party is generally considered the polite thing to do Favours don t have to be expensive though guests are sure to appreciate a personal token over a grand gesture Guestbook Something to remember the day by for years to come Overnight bag Perhaps not so important for the groom but if like most brides you re more excited about the dress than anything else the thought of having to take it off at the end of the night might not have crossed your mind Overnight essentials and pyjamas are a must for any couples staying away A handy family member Gifts disposable cameras the paperworkall the things you think about getting to the venue but not getting back Assign a trustworthy relative to take them all home for peace of mind on the day Thank you notes Hopefully you manage to wait until after the wedding to open the gifts but either way remember to make a list of who bought what to avoid any confusion and awkwardness when it comes to sending thank you cards Twig Vine Photography Hello I m Mamad the chief photographer from Twig Vine Photography based in Nottingham I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years now and have been shooting weddings for about 8 years MY APPROACH I strongly believe that a wedding day belongs to the bride and groom and they should be able to enjoy their big day to the fullest That s why I take a reportage approach and photograph the day and its events as they unfold in a totally natural manner THE PACKAGES I like to keep things simple when it comes to wedding packages I offer a full day cover the most popular package for 1200 I recommend this package because I believe in telling a full story I also offer a shorter coverage for those who love my work but whose budget is limited This is to cover the wedding ceremony and reception party Both packages receive fully edited images on a wooden USB in a presentation box as well as an online gallery of all their images AFTER THE WEDDING Once the wedding day is over the real work begins for me I begin by culling down from approximately 1 500 to 3 000 images taken during the wedding About 2 3 weeks after the wedding I will deliver about 400 600 of the best images Now is the time that the couple chose which images they would like to have in their wedding album Album prices start from 250 To get in touch with Mamad at Twig Vine Photography Email hello twigandvine photography website www twigandvine photography
138  WEDDINGS  WEDDINGS  The Finishing Touches  139 While the venue, the dress and the rings were all top of the list when...
140 Five point plan to preventing falls Frail and older people are at particular risk of falling which can lead to a dramatic decline in health and even death Medics at Sherwood Forest Hospitals have issued a five point plan to help frail and older people protect themselves against falls The five point guide to avoiding falls this winter encourages people to 1 Check your home for potential hazards Loose carpets and rugs Trailing electrical cables Wet floors kitchen and bathroom Poor lighting Furniture in the wrong place Objects on the floor such as books papers shoes Stairs Loose carpets broken hand rails If you wear glasses avoid varifocal glasses as they can affect depth perception Storage Frequently used items on high shelves which can only be reached by standing on a chair or a stool Making sure your shoes slippers fit well 2 Look after yourself Make sure you take regular exercise walking and swimming are good to maintain muscle and bone strength as well as improve balance If you need walking aids make sure this is checked by a health care professional and it is a suitable one for you It will also help maintain a good appetite so you get enough nutrients in your diet 3 Eat well It is common for older people to eat and drink less This can lead to malnutrition and weakness When your appetite is small make sure you eat food containing all the nutrients needed for the body to maintain your health You should always try to consume a balanced diet which contains the following ingredients Fat Giving you energy e g oily fish cheese avocado vegetable oils and nuts Carbohydrate gives us energy and fibre helps to prevent constipation which affects the quality of life of many older people We can get these from wholegrain cereal products like breakfast cereals brown rice and pasta wholemeal bread fruits and vegetables potatoes and pulses like beans peas and lentils Protein Helps to build and repair body tissues Dairy products like milk cheese and yoghurt meat and poultry eggs and pulses Vitamins Essential for the body to function you can get these from fruits vegetables whole grains and dairy products Vitamin D and Calcium Essential to keep your bones strong and healthy Good sources are oily fish and dairy products Iron For healthy blood Good sources include red meat offal such as liver dark green leafy vegetables pulses and some dried foods Fluid Drink plenty of fluids avoiding alcohol and caffeine 4 Be aware of medical problems Some medical problems can make you prone to falling like Arthritis Dizzy spells Confusion caused by medication general illness or dementia Blood pressure problems Mini Stroke or heart problems Problems with vision If you suffer from medical problems approach health care professionals like your GP to have regular checks to try to keep them under control If you are a relative or carer be aware of the heightened risks and encourage regular check ups with health professionals 5 Keep warm and stay well this winter Have your flu jab book your appointment now if you haven t already Wear warm clothes in layers Have a hot drink regularly and if you find moving about difficult have a flask handy Don t take any risks in snow or icy conditions If you have to go out make sure you wear shoes with a good grip and if possible take a relative or a friend to help you Stock up on store cupboard basics such as soup tinned fish and long life milk in case you can t get out of your home for a couple of days Make sure you know how to contact your relatives or friends by phone it s easy to lose touch in the winter when people aren t out and about as much Ask about any benefits grants and discounts you might be entitled to such as pension credits winter fuel payments and insulation CARE 141
140  Five-point plan to preventing falls Frail and older people are at particular risk of falling, which can lead to a dra...
140 Five point plan to preventing falls Frail and older people are at particular risk of falling which can lead to a dramatic decline in health and even death Medics at Sherwood Forest Hospitals have issued a five point plan to help frail and older people protect themselves against falls The five point guide to avoiding falls this winter encourages people to 1 Check your home for potential hazards Loose carpets and rugs Trailing electrical cables Wet floors kitchen and bathroom Poor lighting Furniture in the wrong place Objects on the floor such as books papers shoes Stairs Loose carpets broken hand rails If you wear glasses avoid varifocal glasses as they can affect depth perception Storage Frequently used items on high shelves which can only be reached by standing on a chair or a stool Making sure your shoes slippers fit well 2 Look after yourself Make sure you take regular exercise walking and swimming are good to maintain muscle and bone strength as well as improve balance If you need walking aids make sure this is checked by a health care professional and it is a suitable one for you It will also help maintain a good appetite so you get enough nutrients in your diet 3 Eat well It is common for older people to eat and drink less This can lead to malnutrition and weakness When your appetite is small make sure you eat food containing all the nutrients needed for the body to maintain your health You should always try to consume a balanced diet which contains the following ingredients Fat Giving you energy e g oily fish cheese avocado vegetable oils and nuts Carbohydrate gives us energy and fibre helps to prevent constipation which affects the quality of life of many older people We can get these from wholegrain cereal products like breakfast cereals brown rice and pasta wholemeal bread fruits and vegetables potatoes and pulses like beans peas and lentils Protein Helps to build and repair body tissues Dairy products like milk cheese and yoghurt meat and poultry eggs and pulses Vitamins Essential for the body to function you can get these from fruits vegetables whole grains and dairy products Vitamin D and Calcium Essential to keep your bones strong and healthy Good sources are oily fish and dairy products Iron For healthy blood Good sources include red meat offal such as liver dark green leafy vegetables pulses and some dried foods Fluid Drink plenty of fluids avoiding alcohol and caffeine 4 Be aware of medical problems Some medical problems can make you prone to falling like Arthritis Dizzy spells Confusion caused by medication general illness or dementia Blood pressure problems Mini Stroke or heart problems Problems with vision If you suffer from medical problems approach health care professionals like your GP to have regular checks to try to keep them under control If you are a relative or carer be aware of the heightened risks and encourage regular check ups with health professionals 5 Keep warm and stay well this winter Have your flu jab book your appointment now if you haven t already Wear warm clothes in layers Have a hot drink regularly and if you find moving about difficult have a flask handy Don t take any risks in snow or icy conditions If you have to go out make sure you wear shoes with a good grip and if possible take a relative or a friend to help you Stock up on store cupboard basics such as soup tinned fish and long life milk in case you can t get out of your home for a couple of days Make sure you know how to contact your relatives or friends by phone it s easy to lose touch in the winter when people aren t out and about as much Ask about any benefits grants and discounts you might be entitled to such as pension credits winter fuel payments and insulation CARE 141
140  Five-point plan to preventing falls Frail and older people are at particular risk of falling, which can lead to a dra...
142 CARE CARE 6 Tips To Cut Down Your Water Bill Every home owner wants to do what they can to cut down on their monthly bills and by making some small changes to your habits you can help to reduce your water bills leaving you with some extra cash in your pocket at the end of each month At the end of the day every penny counts and by saving money on bills you are leaving yourself with a bit of money left over for treats or emergencies By saving water in the home you are not only helping the environment but you will also help reduce your energy bills You may think that wasting water only raises your water bills but the energy used to heat the water also means that you are wasting more energy and in turn increasing your monthly bills even more 1 Turn It Off Most people will leave the water running whilst they brush their teeth wash or shave and by doing this you could potentially be wasting up to 6 litres of water every minute It is also a lot more energy efficient to use cold water unless required 2 Leaky Taps Leaky taps contribute towards the waste Help Change Lives Every 15 minutes someone in the UK begins to lose their sight By sparing just a few hours of your time each month you can make all the difference to a person living with sight loss The Royal National Institute of Blind People RNIB provide support for anyone affected by sight loss that s almost 2 million people in the UK and the charity is calling on volunteers in and around the Mansfield and Newark area to help raise vital funds for these individuals We need people to help collect the of over 500 litres of water each year which makes it very important to ensure that all taps are completely switched off and always make it a priority to get leaking taps fixed as soon as possible 3 Make Sure Appliances Are Full Try to avoid putting on dishwashers and washing machines when they aren t fully loaded and always make sure that you use the most energy efficient settings If you prefer washing dishes by hand then try and save up all your washing up for the day and do it all at once to prevent wasting more water than you need too 143 Most of the water that we have left over from taking baths or washing up can be re used for watering indoor and outdoor plants if it doesn t contain any harsh detergents Left over water referred to as grey water can also be used for flushing the toilet by simply pouring it in to the cistern and can help to save a lot of water around the house Making these little changes will help reduce your monthly bills by a noticeable amount 5 Re use Water 6 Don t Flush Unless You Need To Not always flushing the toilet can be a bit off putting to many people and it all depends on personal preference as to how strict you are when it comes to flushing however to help make a difference try and avoid flushing as a way of disposing of tissues and other rubbish and put them in the bin instead Every time we flush a toilet a lot of water is wasted but a great way to help conquer this is by putting your left over water or a couple of bottles of water in the cistern to help reduce the amount of water wasted The Shower Doctor have a fantastic range of showers and shower spares which if used along with the above advice could help to reduce your water bill money that has been generously donated by the local community in shops pubs and cafes and bank the donations By doing this you will be helping RNIB to continue their life changing services Helena Pellier Area Fundraising Manager for Nottinghamshire said Each one of our volunteers plays a significant part in helping us to raise vital funds for our work in supporting blind and partially sighted people Through volunteering in your spare time you will be helping RNIB to continue providing emotional and practical support to the estimated 2 million people living in the UK with sight loss One volunteer who has only just retired at the age of 91 raised almost 500 000 over 21 years a perfect example of the invaluable contribution volunteering can make to the charity People interested in volunteering for RNIB as Sooty Box collectors can decide how many hours they re able to give whether they want to help out on an ad hoc basis or volunteer more regularly To find out more about the Sooty Boxes and how you can volunteer please call Helena on 01733 375446 You can also visit www rnib org uk and search for Sooty 4 Have a Shower Instead of a Bath Having a shower uses a lot less water than what it takes to fill a bathtub which makes it a more efficient method of washing Even if you don t want to give up baths completely try and substitute it for a shower where possible to help decrease your water bills If you prefer showering anyway try and make sure that you are using a water efficient shower head to help cut your water bills even further
142  CARE  CARE  6 Tips To Cut Down Your Water Bill  Every home owner wants to do what they can to cut down on their month...
142 CARE CARE 6 Tips To Cut Down Your Water Bill Every home owner wants to do what they can to cut down on their monthly bills and by making some small changes to your habits you can help to reduce your water bills leaving you with some extra cash in your pocket at the end of each month At the end of the day every penny counts and by saving money on bills you are leaving yourself with a bit of money left over for treats or emergencies By saving water in the home you are not only helping the environment but you will also help reduce your energy bills You may think that wasting water only raises your water bills but the energy used to heat the water also means that you are wasting more energy and in turn increasing your monthly bills even more 1 Turn It Off Most people will leave the water running whilst they brush their teeth wash or shave and by doing this you could potentially be wasting up to 6 litres of water every minute It is also a lot more energy efficient to use cold water unless required 2 Leaky Taps Leaky taps contribute towards the waste Help Change Lives Every 15 minutes someone in the UK begins to lose their sight By sparing just a few hours of your time each month you can make all the difference to a person living with sight loss The Royal National Institute of Blind People RNIB provide support for anyone affected by sight loss that s almost 2 million people in the UK and the charity is calling on volunteers in and around the Mansfield and Newark area to help raise vital funds for these individuals We need people to help collect the of over 500 litres of water each year which makes it very important to ensure that all taps are completely switched off and always make it a priority to get leaking taps fixed as soon as possible 3 Make Sure Appliances Are Full Try to avoid putting on dishwashers and washing machines when they aren t fully loaded and always make sure that you use the most energy efficient settings If you prefer washing dishes by hand then try and save up all your washing up for the day and do it all at once to prevent wasting more water than you need too 143 Most of the water that we have left over from taking baths or washing up can be re used for watering indoor and outdoor plants if it doesn t contain any harsh detergents Left over water referred to as grey water can also be used for flushing the toilet by simply pouring it in to the cistern and can help to save a lot of water around the house Making these little changes will help reduce your monthly bills by a noticeable amount 5 Re use Water 6 Don t Flush Unless You Need To Not always flushing the toilet can be a bit off putting to many people and it all depends on personal preference as to how strict you are when it comes to flushing however to help make a difference try and avoid flushing as a way of disposing of tissues and other rubbish and put them in the bin instead Every time we flush a toilet a lot of water is wasted but a great way to help conquer this is by putting your left over water or a couple of bottles of water in the cistern to help reduce the amount of water wasted The Shower Doctor have a fantastic range of showers and shower spares which if used along with the above advice could help to reduce your water bill money that has been generously donated by the local community in shops pubs and cafes and bank the donations By doing this you will be helping RNIB to continue their life changing services Helena Pellier Area Fundraising Manager for Nottinghamshire said Each one of our volunteers plays a significant part in helping us to raise vital funds for our work in supporting blind and partially sighted people Through volunteering in your spare time you will be helping RNIB to continue providing emotional and practical support to the estimated 2 million people living in the UK with sight loss One volunteer who has only just retired at the age of 91 raised almost 500 000 over 21 years a perfect example of the invaluable contribution volunteering can make to the charity People interested in volunteering for RNIB as Sooty Box collectors can decide how many hours they re able to give whether they want to help out on an ad hoc basis or volunteer more regularly To find out more about the Sooty Boxes and how you can volunteer please call Helena on 01733 375446 You can also visit www rnib org uk and search for Sooty 4 Have a Shower Instead of a Bath Having a shower uses a lot less water than what it takes to fill a bathtub which makes it a more efficient method of washing Even if you don t want to give up baths completely try and substitute it for a shower where possible to help decrease your water bills If you prefer showering anyway try and make sure that you are using a water efficient shower head to help cut your water bills even further
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144 CARE Alder House Retirement and Care Home Alder House Retirement and Care Home in Nuthall Nottingham was purpose built in 2015 and is operated by leading national care provider Avery Healthcare the Health Investor Residential Care Provider of the Year 2016 The home is set back from the road in quiet and beautifully landscaped gardens next to one of the entrances to Broxtowe Park and offers the very best in care and community in luxury hotel style surroundings all at a very affordable price Alder House offers a home from home environment where the experienced and professional staff ensure that residents lead as normal a life as possible supported by the best quality of care Resident Well being is at the core of all the care and support and Alder House has a dedicated team of activities staff headed by leading UK Oomph instructor Claire Harne Claire and her team ensure that every day is packed with activities and events as well as trips out in the home s own luxury minibus to places of interest Being a part of the community is a big part of the Well being programme and the home welcomes many groups and associations in to the home as well as ensuring that residents can pursue their favourite interests in the wider community even if that is a visit to the pub Trademarks of a quality Avery care home means that Alder House provides restaurant quality dining with menu choices and wine comfortable quiet lounges a dedicated cinema and a vintage tea shop All the bedrooms are light and airy and have full en suite shower rooms many on the ground floor have patio doors that open on to the private and well tended gardens and there are even suites for couples wishing to stay together Call 0115 895 5438 or Search Alder House Care
144  CARE  Alder House Retirement and Care Home Alder House Retirement and Care Home in Nuthall, Nottingham, was purpose b...
144 CARE Alder House Retirement and Care Home Alder House Retirement and Care Home in Nuthall Nottingham was purpose built in 2015 and is operated by leading national care provider Avery Healthcare the Health Investor Residential Care Provider of the Year 2016 The home is set back from the road in quiet and beautifully landscaped gardens next to one of the entrances to Broxtowe Park and offers the very best in care and community in luxury hotel style surroundings all at a very affordable price Alder House offers a home from home environment where the experienced and professional staff ensure that residents lead as normal a life as possible supported by the best quality of care Resident Well being is at the core of all the care and support and Alder House has a dedicated team of activities staff headed by leading UK Oomph instructor Claire Harne Claire and her team ensure that every day is packed with activities and events as well as trips out in the home s own luxury minibus to places of interest Being a part of the community is a big part of the Well being programme and the home welcomes many groups and associations in to the home as well as ensuring that residents can pursue their favourite interests in the wider community even if that is a visit to the pub Trademarks of a quality Avery care home means that Alder House provides restaurant quality dining with menu choices and wine comfortable quiet lounges a dedicated cinema and a vintage tea shop All the bedrooms are light and airy and have full en suite shower rooms many on the ground floor have patio doors that open on to the private and well tended gardens and there are even suites for couples wishing to stay together Call 0115 895 5438 or Search Alder House Care
144  CARE  Alder House Retirement and Care Home Alder House Retirement and Care Home in Nuthall, Nottingham, was purpose b...
146 147 Aunt s Mountain Trek for Lucy ED is for a real emergency Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust NUH is urging the public to only attend the Emergency Department at the Queen s Medical Centre in a real emergency This includes a serious injury or life threatening problem such as loss of consciousness severe breathing difficulty heavy bleeding severe chest pain suspected broken bones deep wounds e g stab wounds swallowing something harmful or poisonous or a drug overdose If it is not an emergency please Call 111 If you need help fast but don t think it s a 999 emergency you can call NHS 111 The service is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and is free to call from landlines and mobile phones It can signpost you to a range of local health services including doctors community nurses emergency dental care and late opening chemists The 111 service can also put you in contact with the GP out of hours service which can arrange for you to see a doctor or nurse during evenings and weekends if needed NG2 4LA Tel 0115 883 8500 Visit the NHS Urgent Care Centre The NHS Urgent Care Centre next to the BBC building is open every day from 7am 9pm It deals with non life threatening injuries and health problems You don t need an appointment to attend Seaton House London Road Nottingham Visit your local pharmacy If you need advice for minor health problems you can speak to your pharmacist for onthe spot advice and remedies for a wide range of problems such as stomach upsets coughs and colds cystitis and emergency contraception Contact your out of hours GP service If you or your family needs urgent medical care when your GP surgery is closed phone the usual surgery number and your call will be re directed to the GP out ofhours service Monday to Friday 6 30pm 8am Saturday Sunday and public holidays 24 hours People say there are certain events in life that you remember exactly where you were when they happened JFK being shot Elvis dying Diana Princess of Wales car accident Mine was a phone call from my sister On a drizzly dark November night making my way home from work at the intu Victoria Centre the bus stopped outside Midland Station as my mobile phone rang Embarrassed by the shrill ring that disrupted the silence I growled my hello into the phone my youngest son asked me whether I d spoken to my sister Something was wrong I HAD to take the call he told me in a worried voice and hung up The next phone call was THAT certain event in my life The moment everything changed forever My sister asked whether I could talk I said Yes as long as it s quietly half joking as I wiped the window to see outside She said that was fine I just needed to listen as she told me that Lucy my niece her youngest daughter the beautiful cheeky little madam just three months younger than my 19 year old had been diagnosed as the youngest MND Motor Neurone Disease sufferer in Scotland and had been given just three years as a life expectancy The tears streamed down my face When I caught my breath all I could ask was What can I do to help Tell mum she replied before explaining what this debilitating disease was so I could relay it to her Watching my mum take in what I was telling her and how she cried when she realised her granddaughter was dying will stay with me forever That awful day was three years ago and since then in a flurry of journeys backwards and forwards to Scotland and further afield we have done everything un imaginable to get through Lucy s bucket list and to her fund raising mission Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge which only Lucy s granny escaped the profile of MND has been heightened and with Lucy becoming a public speaker around Scotland her fund raising efforts soon smashed through her 100 000 target Lucy s local community have been incredible with ceilidhs boozy afternoon teas and Easter egg hunts to name but a few of their efforts and I was lucky enough to join Lucy with eighteen family and friends for the idyllic sounding Speyside Walk from Buckie to Aviemore in four days This proved far more strenuous than I could have imagined but amazingly I completed it and happily with this one Nottingham could finally get involved and I was sponsored by the lovely people of my home town Lucy has achieved so much in the last few years She s holidayed in Europe America and Australia she s completed the best part First for Nottingham Residents in Nottingham are the first in the country to access realtime competitions and money saving deals from well loved local shops bars and restaurants thanks to the launch of digital platform Snizl Available via Web iOS and Android Snizl is designed to provide local people with the latest competitions deals promotions and events from businesses around them Identified as a particular hotspot in the UK for constant deals and of her Bucket List and has enjoyed a Grand Masquerade Ball for her 21st birthday all meticulously planned by Lucy herself and over 20 people making their way from the south side of Hadrian s Wall Each year Lucy posts a short video on YouTube on the anniversary of her diagnosis and with each film you can see a little more deterioration in Lucy s health but what you won t see is a change in her spirit This young lady has made a life decision that she can t change what she has and whilst she is well enough she will carry on her tireless fund and awareness raising work and make any day brighter with her infectious giggle With Lucy s deterioration some things have become impossible for her to achieve and this brings me to my final life changing event another normal day when everything changed a chirpy little phone call whilst Lucy was being visited by one of my fellow Speyside Way walkers Aunty Ruth Would you trek Machu Picchu for me I promised nothing Having been conned into Speyside Way there was no way I was being drawn in by that slurred Scottish lilt again but I did say I would look into it and dutifully logged into the MND Scotland site Lucy recommended After a few days of looking through what seemed like hundreds of sites I rang Lucy to let her know I had paid my registration was willing to undertake the necessary fundraising to get to the 4000 sponsorship required and would be joining 29 other intrepid trekkers in 2017 Shortly after signing on the dotted line the real brochures arrived and this beautiful historic climb open to only a small amount of people each year was now described as not for the faint hearted and sometimes treacherous ground The overnight accommodation that was provided had now become tented and Lucy s infectious giggle was ringing in my ears like some evil cackle Before donating to my Just Giving page I would love you to view Lucy s YouTube videos and also log in to her blog to get a true sense of this young lady Life for her and her carers primarily her family is only going to get harder as her condition worsens and in the real world what she is asking me to do next year is a drop in the ocean compared to the mountain she has to climb I would love it if you could all join me but as this is not possible I would be grateful if you could visit my Just Giving page just type in Ruth Salter on Just Giving and help me complete this journey for Lucy Your donations will mean that I can get to target super quick and concentrate on my much needed training plan Lucy Lintott s You Tube clips can be found as One Year with MND Two Years and Fighting Three Years and Lucy s Documentary offers the developers behind Snizl recognised Nottingham would be the perfect place to launch the platform Over 100 local Nottingham businesses are already signed up to Snizl and are currently posting deals promotions and events including The Pudding Pantry Neon Wolf Studio and ALT Gaming Lounge with dozens of competitions going live each week Chris Hill CEO of Snizl said Nottingham is the perfect place to launch Snizl We want to celebrate the passion shown by local people for retailers bars and restaurants in the city by rewarding them with the best competitions deals and events that they have to offer Visit www snizl com or download the app
146  147  Aunt   s Mountain Trek for Lucy  ED is for a real emergency Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust  NUH  is u...
146 147 Aunt s Mountain Trek for Lucy ED is for a real emergency Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust NUH is urging the public to only attend the Emergency Department at the Queen s Medical Centre in a real emergency This includes a serious injury or life threatening problem such as loss of consciousness severe breathing difficulty heavy bleeding severe chest pain suspected broken bones deep wounds e g stab wounds swallowing something harmful or poisonous or a drug overdose If it is not an emergency please Call 111 If you need help fast but don t think it s a 999 emergency you can call NHS 111 The service is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and is free to call from landlines and mobile phones It can signpost you to a range of local health services including doctors community nurses emergency dental care and late opening chemists The 111 service can also put you in contact with the GP out of hours service which can arrange for you to see a doctor or nurse during evenings and weekends if needed NG2 4LA Tel 0115 883 8500 Visit the NHS Urgent Care Centre The NHS Urgent Care Centre next to the BBC building is open every day from 7am 9pm It deals with non life threatening injuries and health problems You don t need an appointment to attend Seaton House London Road Nottingham Visit your local pharmacy If you need advice for minor health problems you can speak to your pharmacist for onthe spot advice and remedies for a wide range of problems such as stomach upsets coughs and colds cystitis and emergency contraception Contact your out of hours GP service If you or your family needs urgent medical care when your GP surgery is closed phone the usual surgery number and your call will be re directed to the GP out ofhours service Monday to Friday 6 30pm 8am Saturday Sunday and public holidays 24 hours People say there are certain events in life that you remember exactly where you were when they happened JFK being shot Elvis dying Diana Princess of Wales car accident Mine was a phone call from my sister On a drizzly dark November night making my way home from work at the intu Victoria Centre the bus stopped outside Midland Station as my mobile phone rang Embarrassed by the shrill ring that disrupted the silence I growled my hello into the phone my youngest son asked me whether I d spoken to my sister Something was wrong I HAD to take the call he told me in a worried voice and hung up The next phone call was THAT certain event in my life The moment everything changed forever My sister asked whether I could talk I said Yes as long as it s quietly half joking as I wiped the window to see outside She said that was fine I just needed to listen as she told me that Lucy my niece her youngest daughter the beautiful cheeky little madam just three months younger than my 19 year old had been diagnosed as the youngest MND Motor Neurone Disease sufferer in Scotland and had been given just three years as a life expectancy The tears streamed down my face When I caught my breath all I could ask was What can I do to help Tell mum she replied before explaining what this debilitating disease was so I could relay it to her Watching my mum take in what I was telling her and how she cried when she realised her granddaughter was dying will stay with me forever That awful day was three years ago and since then in a flurry of journeys backwards and forwards to Scotland and further afield we have done everything un imaginable to get through Lucy s bucket list and to her fund raising mission Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge which only Lucy s granny escaped the profile of MND has been heightened and with Lucy becoming a public speaker around Scotland her fund raising efforts soon smashed through her 100 000 target Lucy s local community have been incredible with ceilidhs boozy afternoon teas and Easter egg hunts to name but a few of their efforts and I was lucky enough to join Lucy with eighteen family and friends for the idyllic sounding Speyside Walk from Buckie to Aviemore in four days This proved far more strenuous than I could have imagined but amazingly I completed it and happily with this one Nottingham could finally get involved and I was sponsored by the lovely people of my home town Lucy has achieved so much in the last few years She s holidayed in Europe America and Australia she s completed the best part First for Nottingham Residents in Nottingham are the first in the country to access realtime competitions and money saving deals from well loved local shops bars and restaurants thanks to the launch of digital platform Snizl Available via Web iOS and Android Snizl is designed to provide local people with the latest competitions deals promotions and events from businesses around them Identified as a particular hotspot in the UK for constant deals and of her Bucket List and has enjoyed a Grand Masquerade Ball for her 21st birthday all meticulously planned by Lucy herself and over 20 people making their way from the south side of Hadrian s Wall Each year Lucy posts a short video on YouTube on the anniversary of her diagnosis and with each film you can see a little more deterioration in Lucy s health but what you won t see is a change in her spirit This young lady has made a life decision that she can t change what she has and whilst she is well enough she will carry on her tireless fund and awareness raising work and make any day brighter with her infectious giggle With Lucy s deterioration some things have become impossible for her to achieve and this brings me to my final life changing event another normal day when everything changed a chirpy little phone call whilst Lucy was being visited by one of my fellow Speyside Way walkers Aunty Ruth Would you trek Machu Picchu for me I promised nothing Having been conned into Speyside Way there was no way I was being drawn in by that slurred Scottish lilt again but I did say I would look into it and dutifully logged into the MND Scotland site Lucy recommended After a few days of looking through what seemed like hundreds of sites I rang Lucy to let her know I had paid my registration was willing to undertake the necessary fundraising to get to the 4000 sponsorship required and would be joining 29 other intrepid trekkers in 2017 Shortly after signing on the dotted line the real brochures arrived and this beautiful historic climb open to only a small amount of people each year was now described as not for the faint hearted and sometimes treacherous ground The overnight accommodation that was provided had now become tented and Lucy s infectious giggle was ringing in my ears like some evil cackle Before donating to my Just Giving page I would love you to view Lucy s YouTube videos and also log in to her blog to get a true sense of this young lady Life for her and her carers primarily her family is only going to get harder as her condition worsens and in the real world what she is asking me to do next year is a drop in the ocean compared to the mountain she has to climb I would love it if you could all join me but as this is not possible I would be grateful if you could visit my Just Giving page just type in Ruth Salter on Just Giving and help me complete this journey for Lucy Your donations will mean that I can get to target super quick and concentrate on my much needed training plan Lucy Lintott s You Tube clips can be found as One Year with MND Two Years and Fighting Three Years and Lucy s Documentary offers the developers behind Snizl recognised Nottingham would be the perfect place to launch the platform Over 100 local Nottingham businesses are already signed up to Snizl and are currently posting deals promotions and events including The Pudding Pantry Neon Wolf Studio and ALT Gaming Lounge with dozens of competitions going live each week Chris Hill CEO of Snizl said Nottingham is the perfect place to launch Snizl We want to celebrate the passion shown by local people for retailers bars and restaurants in the city by rewarding them with the best competitions deals and events that they have to offer Visit www snizl com or download the app
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NOTTINGHAM TRAIL 148 149 Nottingham Trail Explore Nottingham s landmarks attractions Whether you re a Nottingham local or a weekend visitor the city has a lot to see and a lot you wouldn t want to miss We ve put this trail together to share some of our best loved landmarks and favourite facts past and present Just make your way along the trail at whatever pace you like and let us be your guide Let s go Start 1 Nottingham Tourism Centre 2 Old Market Square Brian Clough Statue One of the largest pedestrianised squares in the UK overlooked by the Council House and 80 year old stone lions sculpted by Nottingham s Joseph Else The bronze statue commemorating one of Nottingham and Britain s best loved sporting icons football manager Brian Clough is just ahead 3 Take a look at Theatre Royal Nottingham s Theatre Royal first opened in 1865 It cost 15 000 to build the same as 1 75 million today and was funded by the city s lace industry 4 Sky Mirror at Nottingham Playhouse In the forecourt of Nottingham Playhouse stands Anish Kapoor s stunning Sky Mirror sculpture Forged from strips of stainless steel it measures six meters across and weighs ten tonnes 5 Lord Byron House Home of Lord Byron from 1798 to 1799 its rumoured that he wrote his first verses here before returning to his ancestral home Newstead Abbey and going on to become a world renowned poet 6 Nottingham Castle One of Nottingham s best loved landmarks boasting a long and dramatic history Originally built in 1067 Nottingham Castle has been the site of historic battles executions and riots It s been destroyed and rebuilt twice and is now a museum and gallery 7 Robin Hood Statue Severn s House The Robin Hood statue was unveiled on 24 July 1952 It was designed to survive for over 6 000 years despite being a target for souvenir hunters in the 1950s and 1960s Also note Severn s House behind you the house that moved 8 Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Rumoured to date back to 1189 Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem claims to be the oldest inn in the UK The upstairs lounge is home to The Cursed Galleon 9 City of Caves Nottingham is famous for its ancient caves around 500 have been discovered so far and it s thought there are at least 500 more Intu Broadmarsh shopping centre is the unlikely entrance to one of Nottingham s prime visitor attractions City of Caves 10 Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross Situated near Weekday Cross is the Nottingham Contemporary which is one of the biggest contemporary art spaces in the UK It stands on one of the oldest housed cave dwellings a Saxon fort and a medieval town hall 11 Galleries of Justice Museum The Galleries of Justice Museum is Nottinghamshire s former courthouse and prison dating back to 1375 For centuries this was the only site in the country where you could be arrested tried and imprisoned or executed 12 St Mary s Church St Marys Church is the oldest religious foundation in Nottingham and the largest medieval building in the city It s mentioned in the Domesday Book and is believed to date back to Saxon times 13 Take a look at National Ice Centre The National Ice Centre is home to the UK s first twin Olympic sized rink and the site where Nottingham born Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean first developed their love for skating It is also home to the GMB Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team 14 Lace History Adams Building In the heart of Nottingham s Lace Market former lace warehouse the Adams Building opened for business on 10 July 1855 It takes its name from the original owner Thomas Adams 15 The National Videogame Arcade The National Videogame Arcade is the UK s first permanent centre dedicated to video games described by The Independent as The National Gallery of Gaming Finish 16 Boots Origins Having made a success of his first smaller premises on Goosegate Jesse Boot opened this building as his first major chemist s shop marking the beginning of a brand that would become recognised around the world It is now the home of a popular store Zara
NOTTINGHAM TRAIL  148  149  Nottingham Trail Explore Nottingham   s landmarks   attractions Whether you   re a Nottingham ...
NOTTINGHAM TRAIL 148 149 Nottingham Trail Explore Nottingham s landmarks attractions Whether you re a Nottingham local or a weekend visitor the city has a lot to see and a lot you wouldn t want to miss We ve put this trail together to share some of our best loved landmarks and favourite facts past and present Just make your way along the trail at whatever pace you like and let us be your guide Let s go Start 1 Nottingham Tourism Centre 2 Old Market Square Brian Clough Statue One of the largest pedestrianised squares in the UK overlooked by the Council House and 80 year old stone lions sculpted by Nottingham s Joseph Else The bronze statue commemorating one of Nottingham and Britain s best loved sporting icons football manager Brian Clough is just ahead 3 Take a look at Theatre Royal Nottingham s Theatre Royal first opened in 1865 It cost 15 000 to build the same as 1 75 million today and was funded by the city s lace industry 4 Sky Mirror at Nottingham Playhouse In the forecourt of Nottingham Playhouse stands Anish Kapoor s stunning Sky Mirror sculpture Forged from strips of stainless steel it measures six meters across and weighs ten tonnes 5 Lord Byron House Home of Lord Byron from 1798 to 1799 its rumoured that he wrote his first verses here before returning to his ancestral home Newstead Abbey and going on to become a world renowned poet 6 Nottingham Castle One of Nottingham s best loved landmarks boasting a long and dramatic history Originally built in 1067 Nottingham Castle has been the site of historic battles executions and riots It s been destroyed and rebuilt twice and is now a museum and gallery 7 Robin Hood Statue Severn s House The Robin Hood statue was unveiled on 24 July 1952 It was designed to survive for over 6 000 years despite being a target for souvenir hunters in the 1950s and 1960s Also note Severn s House behind you the house that moved 8 Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Rumoured to date back to 1189 Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem claims to be the oldest inn in the UK The upstairs lounge is home to The Cursed Galleon 9 City of Caves Nottingham is famous for its ancient caves around 500 have been discovered so far and it s thought there are at least 500 more Intu Broadmarsh shopping centre is the unlikely entrance to one of Nottingham s prime visitor attractions City of Caves 10 Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross Situated near Weekday Cross is the Nottingham Contemporary which is one of the biggest contemporary art spaces in the UK It stands on one of the oldest housed cave dwellings a Saxon fort and a medieval town hall 11 Galleries of Justice Museum The Galleries of Justice Museum is Nottinghamshire s former courthouse and prison dating back to 1375 For centuries this was the only site in the country where you could be arrested tried and imprisoned or executed 12 St Mary s Church St Marys Church is the oldest religious foundation in Nottingham and the largest medieval building in the city It s mentioned in the Domesday Book and is believed to date back to Saxon times 13 Take a look at National Ice Centre The National Ice Centre is home to the UK s first twin Olympic sized rink and the site where Nottingham born Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean first developed their love for skating It is also home to the GMB Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team 14 Lace History Adams Building In the heart of Nottingham s Lace Market former lace warehouse the Adams Building opened for business on 10 July 1855 It takes its name from the original owner Thomas Adams 15 The National Videogame Arcade The National Videogame Arcade is the UK s first permanent centre dedicated to video games described by The Independent as The National Gallery of Gaming Finish 16 Boots Origins Having made a success of his first smaller premises on Goosegate Jesse Boot opened this building as his first major chemist s shop marking the beginning of a brand that would become recognised around the world It is now the home of a popular store Zara
NOTTINGHAM TRAIL  148  149  Nottingham Trail Explore Nottingham   s landmarks   attractions Whether you   re a Nottingham ...
150 SKILLS You re in Good Company with Skills 151 Skills has constantly developed grown and maintained itself as a market leader within the travel and tourism industry becoming one of the most popular and famous coach companies in the region Today the company is still a family firm run by brothers Nigel Skill Chairman and Simon Skill Financial Director as well as Peter Hallam Operations Director Skills currently operate a fleet of over 70 modern touring coaches and buses from a purpose built 2 5 acre site in Nottingham Here s a look back over how the Skills story began ESTABLISHED 1919 Skills Motor Coaches originated in Radford Nottingham in 1919 It became a limited company in 1958 Founded by Arthur Skill the current managing director and financial director s grandfather who used his only lorry to collect fish from the early morning market and for light haulage during the day Soon he began carrying local miners to Bestwood Colliery and in 1921 he purchased a Crossley Charabanc Skills first true bus A workers service to the Celanease factory at Spondon was followed in 1927 by services to Bridlington and Scarborough and later to Mablethorpe Skegness Cleethorpes and Southend on Sea From 1937 onwards the purchase of other operators has at various times added colliery services to Bilsthorpe and Gedling stage carriage services to East Bridgford and Bestwood shop premises on Alfreton Road and a picking up point and booking office on Derby Road Nottingham THE SKILLS FAMILY Nigel and Simon Skill began work with the family business while at school During the school holidays they and their two brothers and sister would help to clean the coaches and then see them off from Skills bus station at the bottom of Derby Road As a teenager Nigel would cycle from this home in Blidworth to earn pocket money cleaning coaches leaving home at 4am His father who was by now running the firm insisted they all learned to drive early and at ten years of age Nigel would manoeuvre coaches round the depot for washing DRIVING FORWARD Nigel and Simon Skill bought the firm in 1987 to become directors Continental tours were introduced in the late 1970s and following deregulations in the industry in 1986 Skills has concentrated on the coaching side of the industry investing in a first class fleet of modern vehicles and offering luxury coach hire and coach tours ranging from day trips and weekend breaks to extensive tours of Europe and beyond In May 2002 Skills Motor Coaches moved to Bulwell to a new larger headquarters building with a garage and workshops bringing to an end the company s long association with the city s Radford district Fast forward to 2017 and Skills are just two years away from their centenary celebrations and intend to continue to grow long into the 21st century Find out more about Skills by visiting www skills co uk or call 0845 666 55 44 to order your FREE brochure today
150  SKILLS  You   re in Good Company with Skills  151  Skills has constantly developed, grown, and maintained itself as a...
150 SKILLS You re in Good Company with Skills 151 Skills has constantly developed grown and maintained itself as a market leader within the travel and tourism industry becoming one of the most popular and famous coach companies in the region Today the company is still a family firm run by brothers Nigel Skill Chairman and Simon Skill Financial Director as well as Peter Hallam Operations Director Skills currently operate a fleet of over 70 modern touring coaches and buses from a purpose built 2 5 acre site in Nottingham Here s a look back over how the Skills story began ESTABLISHED 1919 Skills Motor Coaches originated in Radford Nottingham in 1919 It became a limited company in 1958 Founded by Arthur Skill the current managing director and financial director s grandfather who used his only lorry to collect fish from the early morning market and for light haulage during the day Soon he began carrying local miners to Bestwood Colliery and in 1921 he purchased a Crossley Charabanc Skills first true bus A workers service to the Celanease factory at Spondon was followed in 1927 by services to Bridlington and Scarborough and later to Mablethorpe Skegness Cleethorpes and Southend on Sea From 1937 onwards the purchase of other operators has at various times added colliery services to Bilsthorpe and Gedling stage carriage services to East Bridgford and Bestwood shop premises on Alfreton Road and a picking up point and booking office on Derby Road Nottingham THE SKILLS FAMILY Nigel and Simon Skill began work with the family business while at school During the school holidays they and their two brothers and sister would help to clean the coaches and then see them off from Skills bus station at the bottom of Derby Road As a teenager Nigel would cycle from this home in Blidworth to earn pocket money cleaning coaches leaving home at 4am His father who was by now running the firm insisted they all learned to drive early and at ten years of age Nigel would manoeuvre coaches round the depot for washing DRIVING FORWARD Nigel and Simon Skill bought the firm in 1987 to become directors Continental tours were introduced in the late 1970s and following deregulations in the industry in 1986 Skills has concentrated on the coaching side of the industry investing in a first class fleet of modern vehicles and offering luxury coach hire and coach tours ranging from day trips and weekend breaks to extensive tours of Europe and beyond In May 2002 Skills Motor Coaches moved to Bulwell to a new larger headquarters building with a garage and workshops bringing to an end the company s long association with the city s Radford district Fast forward to 2017 and Skills are just two years away from their centenary celebrations and intend to continue to grow long into the 21st century Find out more about Skills by visiting www skills co uk or call 0845 666 55 44 to order your FREE brochure today
150  SKILLS  You   re in Good Company with Skills  151  Skills has constantly developed, grown, and maintained itself as a...
152 Stick to your guns By Mackenzie Orrock New year new me it s the phrase we all scoff at yet somehow its sentiment still manages to weasel its way into our psyche like it does every year along with a list of things we promise to change about ourselves and our lifestyles but if you re anything like me you re on your way if you re not there already to giving up on the resolutions you made to start 2017 This year I ve vowed to surgically remove myself from my mobile phone Not permanently but just so it s not attached to me at all times and I m getting thumb ache from social media ing So far so good I ve definitely managed to make some sort of progress I didn t check Instagram for a whole two hours yesterday but I can feel myself slipping back into old habits and we re not even a month in 153 I ve put together a few things I ve come to realise about New Year s resolutions and some tips on how to stick to them Choose something achievable Before you even get started you need to make sure it s something that you ll realistically be able to stick to let s be honest you re not going to give up wine forever Make sure it s a relatively small adjustment you can make that s not going to see you give in a few weeks down the line Don t go cold turkey If it s a habit you ve had for years cutting it out completely as soon as the clock strikes 12 on January 1st means it s pretty unlikely to last Make an effort to cut down on something or try something new a little bit each day If it s quitting smoking cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke a day at first if it s joining a gym go a couple of times a week to start off with Keep track of your progress Making a note of where you started and how far you ve come can be a big motivator when it comes to sticking to your New Year s resolutions Reward yourself for the progress you ve been making and don t beat yourself up if you cave in every now and then And if after all that you re still struggling to keep to the promises you ve made yourself remember there s always next year Stay Cyber Safe in 2017 As thousands of people unwrapped new iPads smartphones computers and laptops this Christmas Nottinghamshire s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is reminding local people to heed security advice to keep their possessions and identities safe from uninvited cyber guests Top Safety Tips Perform a cyber health check Ensure the latest versions of software are downloaded and installed update Antivirus regularly Get SMaRT As much as most of us hate to admit it we live in a world where technology is fast becoming king Whether it s our mobile phones laptops tablets or computers more often than not there s something techy in our hands but while the digital generation may have earned itself a bad reputation technology is being put to good use in Rushcliffe this time around with new SMaRT Messenger technology meaning residents could receive health messages direct through their television The trial technology developed and managed by Nottingham Community Housing Association NCHA was created with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of residents in Rushcliffe and offers a simple way to connect and keep Firewall switched on Always use strong unique passwords for every website you visit and change them regularly It is advisable to install a password manager to maintain this for you Never reveal personal and financial information online as it could be used to commit scams and online fraud Use the privacy and security settings on social media sites to ensure only friends and family can see your pages Even if your account is locked as private information you have shared could be accessed through one of your contacts pages Never post personal information such as your address or phone number online Set your new smartphone to lock after a short time and ensure it requires an authentication code for unlocking Don t click on links in emails and texts even if they appear to come from a bank or other institution If you think the message is valid log into your account directly without using any external links with care providers family and friends to improve independent living at home using familiar TV technology The system delivers personalised reminders information and news directly to the user s TV from NCHA s SMaRT call centre The Partnership s Healthy Lives Healthy Futures Fund has awarded SMaRT Messenger funding to set up 50 units in local people s homes for a period of six months allowing support in the home to be provided via a TV The SMaRT Messenger product also lets users receive messages including daily check in messages and health reminders plus texts photos and video messages from loved ones all through their own television set The product which is unique among assistive technology also allows family and friends to be involved They can send texts and pictures to their loved one via a free app and website Users can also request a support call at any time simply by pressing the green button NCHA s Personalised Services Manager Tracey Ward said As long standing specialists in assistive technology and telecare we re really proud of SMaRT Messenger It perfectly complements the support services we already provide and allows family and friends the opportunity to get involved with the support plan which is so important to many of our end users We re really pleased to be given the opportunity to work in the Rushcliffe area and we hope that by the end of the six months we ll be able to demonstrate some really positive outcomes for residents Visit www smart messenger co uk for more information
152  Stick to your guns By Mackenzie Orrock     New year, new me   , it   s the phrase we all scoff at yet somehow its sen...
152 Stick to your guns By Mackenzie Orrock New year new me it s the phrase we all scoff at yet somehow its sentiment still manages to weasel its way into our psyche like it does every year along with a list of things we promise to change about ourselves and our lifestyles but if you re anything like me you re on your way if you re not there already to giving up on the resolutions you made to start 2017 This year I ve vowed to surgically remove myself from my mobile phone Not permanently but just so it s not attached to me at all times and I m getting thumb ache from social media ing So far so good I ve definitely managed to make some sort of progress I didn t check Instagram for a whole two hours yesterday but I can feel myself slipping back into old habits and we re not even a month in 153 I ve put together a few things I ve come to realise about New Year s resolutions and some tips on how to stick to them Choose something achievable Before you even get started you need to make sure it s something that you ll realistically be able to stick to let s be honest you re not going to give up wine forever Make sure it s a relatively small adjustment you can make that s not going to see you give in a few weeks down the line Don t go cold turkey If it s a habit you ve had for years cutting it out completely as soon as the clock strikes 12 on January 1st means it s pretty unlikely to last Make an effort to cut down on something or try something new a little bit each day If it s quitting smoking cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke a day at first if it s joining a gym go a couple of times a week to start off with Keep track of your progress Making a note of where you started and how far you ve come can be a big motivator when it comes to sticking to your New Year s resolutions Reward yourself for the progress you ve been making and don t beat yourself up if you cave in every now and then And if after all that you re still struggling to keep to the promises you ve made yourself remember there s always next year Stay Cyber Safe in 2017 As thousands of people unwrapped new iPads smartphones computers and laptops this Christmas Nottinghamshire s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is reminding local people to heed security advice to keep their possessions and identities safe from uninvited cyber guests Top Safety Tips Perform a cyber health check Ensure the latest versions of software are downloaded and installed update Antivirus regularly Get SMaRT As much as most of us hate to admit it we live in a world where technology is fast becoming king Whether it s our mobile phones laptops tablets or computers more often than not there s something techy in our hands but while the digital generation may have earned itself a bad reputation technology is being put to good use in Rushcliffe this time around with new SMaRT Messenger technology meaning residents could receive health messages direct through their television The trial technology developed and managed by Nottingham Community Housing Association NCHA was created with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of residents in Rushcliffe and offers a simple way to connect and keep Firewall switched on Always use strong unique passwords for every website you visit and change them regularly It is advisable to install a password manager to maintain this for you Never reveal personal and financial information online as it could be used to commit scams and online fraud Use the privacy and security settings on social media sites to ensure only friends and family can see your pages Even if your account is locked as private information you have shared could be accessed through one of your contacts pages Never post personal information such as your address or phone number online Set your new smartphone to lock after a short time and ensure it requires an authentication code for unlocking Don t click on links in emails and texts even if they appear to come from a bank or other institution If you think the message is valid log into your account directly without using any external links with care providers family and friends to improve independent living at home using familiar TV technology The system delivers personalised reminders information and news directly to the user s TV from NCHA s SMaRT call centre The Partnership s Healthy Lives Healthy Futures Fund has awarded SMaRT Messenger funding to set up 50 units in local people s homes for a period of six months allowing support in the home to be provided via a TV The SMaRT Messenger product also lets users receive messages including daily check in messages and health reminders plus texts photos and video messages from loved ones all through their own television set The product which is unique among assistive technology also allows family and friends to be involved They can send texts and pictures to their loved one via a free app and website Users can also request a support call at any time simply by pressing the green button NCHA s Personalised Services Manager Tracey Ward said As long standing specialists in assistive technology and telecare we re really proud of SMaRT Messenger It perfectly complements the support services we already provide and allows family and friends the opportunity to get involved with the support plan which is so important to many of our end users We re really pleased to be given the opportunity to work in the Rushcliffe area and we hope that by the end of the six months we ll be able to demonstrate some really positive outcomes for residents Visit www smart messenger co uk for more information
152  Stick to your guns By Mackenzie Orrock     New year, new me   , it   s the phrase we all scoff at yet somehow its sen...
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Beauty on a budget SEXY MOTHER PUCKER MINI GLOSS STICK 3D VOLUME LIP SHINE Our SEXY MOTHER PUCKER GLOSS STICK 3D Volume Lip Shine glides on easily for an intense pop of rich creamy moisturising colour without the signature SEXY MOTHER PUCKER tingle For a sorbet light high shine full on formidable pout ARCH DE TRIUMPH TWO STEP SHAPING HIGHLIGHTING CRAYON ARCHERY DIY BROW BAR 4 IN 1 SHAPING PERFECTING HIGHLIGHTING TAMING KIT Everything you need to shape define and fill em Your brows will look so polished you ll be surprised you can t see your reflection in them THICK FAST HIGHDEFINITION COLLAGENCOAT MASCARA ARCHERY 2 IN 1 BROW FILLING PENCIL BRUSH Giving you maximum control while taking up minimum space in your make up case It s so fast so easy so no nonsense it makes the tedium of everyday basic brow grooming feel like sport Ladies on your targets Seriously plumps up the volume of your eyelashes while our astonishing 7 SIDED FAN FLARE 180 BRUSH extravagantly coats em from corner to corner So your lashes look lovely Lifted Loooooong THINK WIDE EYED DRAMA SERIOUS CURL POWER AND NO CLUMPING For dramatic lashes apply the first sweep with the V Groove side for volume then roll the brush from roots to tips for length and curl RETRACTABLE BROW FILLING PENCIL KICK ASS INSTANT RETOUCH PRESSED POWDER Immediately perfects your face and delivers REAL TIME retouching Skin feels velvety soft and looks totally translucent It s weightless has an ultra fine silky texture and going to be your new favorite face powder Our easy to use two step shaping and highlighting crayon is the perfect pairing if you want ideal brows Use the taupe end of the pencil to shape then smudge the highlight hue over your browbone to lift light and accentuate To shape begin at the inside point of your eyebrow and using light feathery strokes trace the natural shape of your eyebrow HOCUS FOCUS INSTANT VISUAL FLAWSOFTENING ILLUMINATOR Our Instant Visual Flaw Softening Illuminator has LIGHTSCRAMBLE luminospheres that diffuse the appearance of large pores wrinkles and uneven pigmentation Deploy alone as a cheekbone highlighter mixed with moisturizer as a gorgeous skin brightener or blend two to three drops into your foundation PEACH PARTY MULTI COLOR BLUSH BRICK Mesmerising Multi dimensional A marvellous mix of peach copper and gold pearlised pigments PEACH PARTY Multi Color Blush Brick is a must have for ladies who want a peachy perfect gorgeous glow SOAP GLORY SMOOTHIE STAR BREAKFAST SCRUB With organic cupuacu bio scrubs bananas almond and honey extracts and a new maple fragrance More soften than not scoop out a handful of scrub rub it between your palms then scrub in circles onto damp skin SOAP GLORY HAND FOOD HAND CREAM Apply a little Soap Glory Hand Food Hand Cream 125ml as often as you want to soften smooth and soothe dry chapped or otherwise hampered hands and relish in the delightful aromas of fresh bergamot strawberries and mandarin with floral and fruity midnotes and musk amber and warm vanilla The most astonishing hand cream ever You decide Soap Glory formulas are not tested on animals only very picky people SOAP GLORY THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER Butter yourself up After showering or bathing smooth a generous handful of Soap Glory The Righteous Butter 300ml onto damp skin and massage gently until it sinks in Then relax and take in the wonderful aroma s of leafy greens bergamot and mandarin with a floral and fruity middle note that makes your nose tingle a little followed by soft sexy musk oakmoss amber and woody notes If there s one thing we ve learnt from Soap Glory it s that beauty doesn t have to break the bank Whether it s perfectly chiselled cheek bones a awless base or brows Cara Delevingne would be envious of their makeup collection has it all minus the hefty price tag They ve got body care covered too with a range of fun but practical skincare products With everything from hand and foot creams to all over body moisturisers all the things you need to look and feel good from head to toe are taken care of But whether it s treating your skin to a little TLC or getting glammed up for a night on the town Soap Glory s trademark packaging sweet and playful scents and quirky punny product names continue to put the fun back into looking your best
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156 A Truly Happy Tail T he New Year is off to a waggy start at Dogs Trust Loughborough as it celebrates rehoming its first dog of 2017 Maisie a 2 year old Crossbreed was found as a stray and arrived at the Rehoming Centre just weeks before the festive season began with just one Christmas wish to find a home for the New Year Now her wish has come true thanks to dog loving Jack Brown and his son Alexander from Trowell in Nottinghamshire who fell in love with her Jack said I had visited the centre a few House works times but hadn t found my perfect fourlegged friend and then I was introduced to Maisie She s such a smashing dog with a lovely temperament so as soon as I met her she won me over Lots of toys and treats are waiting for her at home and as it s a fresh start for her we re changing her name to Peggy which was the name of my first dog Celine Di Crocco Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre Manager said We are so pleased that Maisie has found her forever home and got the New Year off to a cracking start We know she ll be very happy with Jack and Alex Her wish has come true but of course our wish for this year is that fewer dogs are abandoned or handed over to us Whatever happens whilst they are with us we will give them everything they need until they find their forever home If you are interested in rehoming a dog from Dogs Trust Loughborough you can call 0300 303 0292 or visit the Rehoming Centre at Hill Farm Wide Lane Wymeswold Leicestershire LE12 6SE It s open 12pm 7pm Monday Wednesday and 12pm 4pm Friday Sunday It s closed on Thursdays Or find out more at www dogstrust org uk Find Your Dream Job In 2017 The old saying new year new you is one that rings true for many people meaning that January often sees lots of new faces not only hitting the gym but also the job hunting trail Here Alex Alcock operations director at Nottingham based recruitment consultancy Macildowie gives some advice for those hunting for a new job in Nottingham in the New Year Traditionally it s not only the number of new job hunters registering with us in January that is greater than usual but in the number of vacancies that are advertised too So it really is a good time of year to consider a job move First and foremost it is important to think about how you see your progressing career in the medium to long term Why not use this motivation to try and land your dream job You don t want to end up feeling dejected and uninspired by your career next January too Finding your dream job can be like searching for a needle in a haystack so make sure you have all the resources available to land the best role for you When submitting applications it s really important to make your CV stand out by tailoring it to the job in question ensuring it clearly explains your relevant skills and experience Creating individual cover letters for each application goes a long way towards this too Employers love to hear about your specific reasons for wanting to work for them It s also useful to work out what level of salary you should be looking for at this stage Economic forces in the market will heavily impact on this but it s important to measure your worth based on your experience A salary checker is a great tool to compare your skills with market trends though it should only be used as a general guide Don t be afraid to apply for a role where you feel the remuneration package is too high whilst you may not have the exact skill set there may be aspects of your experience and personality that the business is looking for If you are ready to start applying for jobs it s also a good idea to do a quick evaluation of what potential employers are able to find out about you online Recruiters now often research interviewees across social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter so make sure your online presence leaves you coming across as desirable Ultimately recruitment consultants can do the filtering process for you discounting any irrelevant jobs so you don t have to This is particularly helpful if you are looking for a role within a particular sector so seek out a consultancy that has expertise in your industry In addition consultancies are often also the first to know about the most lucrative positions which may not be openly advertised on the market yet so by following these tips and making contact early you can start the 2017 off with a new role and a fresh outlook on your career To use any of the services mentioned by Alex and to search for Nottingham s top recruitment opportunities visit www macildowie com Inside the Council building on Nottingham s Market Square Now we ve got to be quiet we re going to pass a court says tour guide David Ross That s the main chamber A lovely view out of the window there David is showing me around the Nottingham Council House You know that massive building on the Market Square I ve walked around the outside of it so many times Hundreds if not thousands of times and have always wondered what s been going on inside I thought it was the Town Hall It was the Town Hall he tells me the administrative centre where everything functioned All the Councillors were based here If a constituent wanted to see you about a particular matter they d make an appointment to see you here so you could discuss it Because the other council offices were all in the building you could get it sorted pretty quickly David is an Alderman next in status to the Mayor after serving 14 years on the Council He knows the ins and outs of the working building having sat on many a committee meeting Did he have to face much public backlash You know the Nottingham folk didn t get too involved he says the only time the chamber was full was when the poll tax was going on and they threw a bag of flour over me from up there It is clear that a wandering tour remit is more peaceful for David who revels in revealing more insider knowledge This is the ballroom In the olden days this was used for large functions When the Queen came we had dinner in here The Goose Fair Lunch used to be held in here Very modern lighting for the 1920s Many people hadn t even got electricity at that time The building s erection was quite controversial The interior walls are made from white Carrara marble As employment was at a staggering low in the 1920s it would have been a boost to the economy for UK workers to have been employed to erect it However none of them knew how to work with marble so Italian operatives were brought in David enlightens me to this as we continue our journey from Ballroom to the Lord Mayor s quarters He s never far away from a story There s a picture of Tug he says one of the biggest ever Nottingham policemen Carried the King s coffin The building was officially opened in May 1929 and the key that was used by the King Edward VIII is hanging on the wall In the corner is the bell from the previous Council House typically used to let the town know somebody was about to be hung Gifts from around the world meet Nottingham artefacts in corridor cabinets along the inside of the building One that stands out is a replica model of the structure comprised solely from matches There are over 10 000 in total David says Now the highest gift you can be given in the city is to be made a Freeman and it s usual for a Freeman to receive a scroll Many years ago the city decided to give the award to the Prime Minister at the time Sir David Lloyd George They invited him to come and receive it He said he was too busy so they didn t send it and there it is Meanwhile there s the Lord Mayor s diamond pendant which has got 190 diamonds Take a picture of that It really is an opulent construction estimated to cost 37m to refurbish in today s market How do people tend to react when they see inside David says They re just amazed by the sheer size of the place We ve only been around a quarter of it in an hour really I ve just always had an interest in the city so I like to give other people the opportunity to come and enjoy this wonderful building And I think it s right that the people of Nottingham should have absolute access to this building if they want to Even just to see inside and you said you d never been in before you can t not be impressed
156  A Truly Happy Tail  T  he New Year is off to a waggy start at Dogs Trust Loughborough as it celebrates rehoming its f...
156 A Truly Happy Tail T he New Year is off to a waggy start at Dogs Trust Loughborough as it celebrates rehoming its first dog of 2017 Maisie a 2 year old Crossbreed was found as a stray and arrived at the Rehoming Centre just weeks before the festive season began with just one Christmas wish to find a home for the New Year Now her wish has come true thanks to dog loving Jack Brown and his son Alexander from Trowell in Nottinghamshire who fell in love with her Jack said I had visited the centre a few House works times but hadn t found my perfect fourlegged friend and then I was introduced to Maisie She s such a smashing dog with a lovely temperament so as soon as I met her she won me over Lots of toys and treats are waiting for her at home and as it s a fresh start for her we re changing her name to Peggy which was the name of my first dog Celine Di Crocco Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre Manager said We are so pleased that Maisie has found her forever home and got the New Year off to a cracking start We know she ll be very happy with Jack and Alex Her wish has come true but of course our wish for this year is that fewer dogs are abandoned or handed over to us Whatever happens whilst they are with us we will give them everything they need until they find their forever home If you are interested in rehoming a dog from Dogs Trust Loughborough you can call 0300 303 0292 or visit the Rehoming Centre at Hill Farm Wide Lane Wymeswold Leicestershire LE12 6SE It s open 12pm 7pm Monday Wednesday and 12pm 4pm Friday Sunday It s closed on Thursdays Or find out more at www dogstrust org uk Find Your Dream Job In 2017 The old saying new year new you is one that rings true for many people meaning that January often sees lots of new faces not only hitting the gym but also the job hunting trail Here Alex Alcock operations director at Nottingham based recruitment consultancy Macildowie gives some advice for those hunting for a new job in Nottingham in the New Year Traditionally it s not only the number of new job hunters registering with us in January that is greater than usual but in the number of vacancies that are advertised too So it really is a good time of year to consider a job move First and foremost it is important to think about how you see your progressing career in the medium to long term Why not use this motivation to try and land your dream job You don t want to end up feeling dejected and uninspired by your career next January too Finding your dream job can be like searching for a needle in a haystack so make sure you have all the resources available to land the best role for you When submitting applications it s really important to make your CV stand out by tailoring it to the job in question ensuring it clearly explains your relevant skills and experience Creating individual cover letters for each application goes a long way towards this too Employers love to hear about your specific reasons for wanting to work for them It s also useful to work out what level of salary you should be looking for at this stage Economic forces in the market will heavily impact on this but it s important to measure your worth based on your experience A salary checker is a great tool to compare your skills with market trends though it should only be used as a general guide Don t be afraid to apply for a role where you feel the remuneration package is too high whilst you may not have the exact skill set there may be aspects of your experience and personality that the business is looking for If you are ready to start applying for jobs it s also a good idea to do a quick evaluation of what potential employers are able to find out about you online Recruiters now often research interviewees across social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter so make sure your online presence leaves you coming across as desirable Ultimately recruitment consultants can do the filtering process for you discounting any irrelevant jobs so you don t have to This is particularly helpful if you are looking for a role within a particular sector so seek out a consultancy that has expertise in your industry In addition consultancies are often also the first to know about the most lucrative positions which may not be openly advertised on the market yet so by following these tips and making contact early you can start the 2017 off with a new role and a fresh outlook on your career To use any of the services mentioned by Alex and to search for Nottingham s top recruitment opportunities visit www macildowie com Inside the Council building on Nottingham s Market Square Now we ve got to be quiet we re going to pass a court says tour guide David Ross That s the main chamber A lovely view out of the window there David is showing me around the Nottingham Council House You know that massive building on the Market Square I ve walked around the outside of it so many times Hundreds if not thousands of times and have always wondered what s been going on inside I thought it was the Town Hall It was the Town Hall he tells me the administrative centre where everything functioned All the Councillors were based here If a constituent wanted to see you about a particular matter they d make an appointment to see you here so you could discuss it Because the other council offices were all in the building you could get it sorted pretty quickly David is an Alderman next in status to the Mayor after serving 14 years on the Council He knows the ins and outs of the working building having sat on many a committee meeting Did he have to face much public backlash You know the Nottingham folk didn t get too involved he says the only time the chamber was full was when the poll tax was going on and they threw a bag of flour over me from up there It is clear that a wandering tour remit is more peaceful for David who revels in revealing more insider knowledge This is the ballroom In the olden days this was used for large functions When the Queen came we had dinner in here The Goose Fair Lunch used to be held in here Very modern lighting for the 1920s Many people hadn t even got electricity at that time The building s erection was quite controversial The interior walls are made from white Carrara marble As employment was at a staggering low in the 1920s it would have been a boost to the economy for UK workers to have been employed to erect it However none of them knew how to work with marble so Italian operatives were brought in David enlightens me to this as we continue our journey from Ballroom to the Lord Mayor s quarters He s never far away from a story There s a picture of Tug he says one of the biggest ever Nottingham policemen Carried the King s coffin The building was officially opened in May 1929 and the key that was used by the King Edward VIII is hanging on the wall In the corner is the bell from the previous Council House typically used to let the town know somebody was about to be hung Gifts from around the world meet Nottingham artefacts in corridor cabinets along the inside of the building One that stands out is a replica model of the structure comprised solely from matches There are over 10 000 in total David says Now the highest gift you can be given in the city is to be made a Freeman and it s usual for a Freeman to receive a scroll Many years ago the city decided to give the award to the Prime Minister at the time Sir David Lloyd George They invited him to come and receive it He said he was too busy so they didn t send it and there it is Meanwhile there s the Lord Mayor s diamond pendant which has got 190 diamonds Take a picture of that It really is an opulent construction estimated to cost 37m to refurbish in today s market How do people tend to react when they see inside David says They re just amazed by the sheer size of the place We ve only been around a quarter of it in an hour really I ve just always had an interest in the city so I like to give other people the opportunity to come and enjoy this wonderful building And I think it s right that the people of Nottingham should have absolute access to this building if they want to Even just to see inside and you said you d never been in before you can t not be impressed
156  A Truly Happy Tail  T  he New Year is off to a waggy start at Dogs Trust Loughborough as it celebrates rehoming its f...
MOTORS MOTORS Fiesta Four Ever Driving Force 158 Ford reveal future shocking new line up for 2017 I 159 Leon Cupra is the most powerful SEAT road car ever Offering more style more refinement more technology and more fun Europe s favourite small car is more Fiesta than ever t s one of the most notorious yet humble cars on the road The Ford Fiesta This year as part of the most comprehensive and versatile line up in 40 years of Fiesta history Ford reveal four distinctive production variants including the stylish Fiesta Titanium the Ford Performance inspired Fiesta ST Line the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover the first in a new line up of Active vehicles to be rolled out across the Ford range in years to come And they re keeping things fun It s because we share our customers passion for Fiesta that we ve been able to take this iconic small car s lovable fun and sporty to drive character to the next level with a greater choice of models than ever and each with a distinctive personality said Jim Farley top Ford Exec We now have a Fiesta option for every driver including the luxurious Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover with advanced technologies and features that small car customers could only have dreamed of just a few years ago Supported by sensor technologies capable of monitoring up to 130 metres ahead an enhanced Pedestrian Detection system can help prevent collisions at night and the future has arrived in the form of the first Ford Active Park Assist system that can deliver brake interventions to prevent low speed bumps when parking hands free Fiesta is also the first Ford vehicle to feature a premium B O PLAY Sound System and for the first time offers an openable panoramic glass roof The Fiesta Vignale offers unique 18 inch alloys wheel designs exclusive exterior detailing and colours and hexagonal quilted tuxedostitched leather seats The Fiesta Active is the first Fiesta crossover model combining rugged SUV inspired styling that includes raised ride height roof bars and additional exterior bodystyling hatchback practicality and true Fiesta driving dynamics The Active series will join the Fiesta line up later on in the launch period The Fiesta ST Line features sporty exterior styling including unique alloy wheel grille front and rear bumper and side skirt designs The interior features sports seats alloy pedals and a flat bottomed steering wheel while the driving experience is enhanced with sports suspension The next generation Ford Fiesta features a class leading range of technologies to enhance comfort convenience and safety Advanced driver assistance technologies are supported by two cameras three radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors which in combination are able to monitor 360 degrees around the vehicle and scan the road ahead up to a distance of 130 metres more than the length of a football pitch Also offered for the first time on Fiesta is Ford s Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking which helps drivers find suitable spaces and park hands free nose to tail and side by side with other cars Further enhanced for Fiesta the technology for the first time can now apply the brakes if drivers do not respond to system guidance and proximity warnings while performing forward and reverse manoeuvres and a collision with a parked car or obstacle to the front or rear is imminent Darren Palmer small car vehicle line director Ford of Europe said For some drivers our automated parking technologies deliver a future shock they remain so advanced that customers using them for the very first time can be a little awe struck There are no visible screws in the taillights or rear fascia a perfect example of the Fiesta team s obsession with quality that customers will instantly appreciate Seat bolsters undergo 60 000 test cycles to ensure wear resistance Leather seats must resist ground in coffee and the dye from denim jeans Leather steering wheels are tested for resistance to sunscreen lotion A fun driving experience is central to the Fiesta s appeal and our next generation remains true to the character that has delighted generations of drivers with the sharpest sportiest and most balanced performance yet said Joe Bakaj VP of Product Development It s important for a car to have power Literally otherwise it would never leave the manufacturing plant The Leon CUPRA which is set to be unleashed this spring has always stood out for its scintillating performance striking design and alluring price and quality And all of these have now been taken to the next level with the launch of the Leon CUPRA 300 range It s not just about brute strength though The new Leon flagship available in three bodystyles SC five door and ST also offers a highly rewarding driving experience and the safest most reliable functional and advanced technology Among its features are driver assistance systems such as Traffic Jam Assist Lane Assist Adaptive Cruise Control and Pedestrian Protection plus Electric Parking Brake and KESSY Keyless Entry and Start On the surface the car receives the same updates as the rest of the Leon range That means a mild facelift consisting of a new front bumper and grille design and an updated interior with an eight inch touchscreen infotainment display The integrated Media System Plus infotainment dock with its eight inch screen is the highlight of the new generation and is the very first time that the Leon CUPRA has a Connectivity Hub that comprises a smartphone wireless charger and a GSM antenna amplifier for areas with low signal coverage so you can call anytime A Haldex clutch and electronic locking differential should endow the Leon Cupra ST with enhanced traction on slippery surfaces and 4WD security It makes for a rival to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf R estate or a more powerful alternative to the Skoda Octavia vRS estate 4WD Named 4Drive it s the same 4WD system you ll find on the SEAT Leon X Perience and harks back to the early noughties and the first generation Leon Cupra which also offered 4WD Back to the strength of this motor Not only is the engine 10 horse power higher than before up from 290 to 300 but more importantly its maximum rotating force has increased from 350Nm to no less than 380Nm across an impressive range too from 1800 to 5500 rpm With such a wide band the result is a convincing and powerful response from the engine barely ticking over all the way up to hitting the rev limiter This should see a marginal improvement on the current car s 5 9 second 0 62mph sprint All that power comes courtesy of the same 2 0 litre turbocharged petrol engine you ll find under the bonnet of nearly all VW Group hot hatchbacks including the Skoda Octavia vRS Volkswagen Golf R and iconic Golf GTI The Leon Cupra 300 now sits near the top of the VW Group s hot hatchback performance tree only being bettered by the 306bhp VW Golf GTI Clubsport S and the 362bhp Audi RS3 Harking back to its roots with the 2000 launch of the Leon CUPRA with all wheel drive the SEAT Leon CUPRA 300 will also now boast a similar set up with a double clutch automatic gearbox on the ST version To get the most out of such a potent machine the Leon CUPRA also comes with dynamic chassis control a progressive steering system and electronic self locking differential as standard The dynamic qualities of the CUPRA can be adapted to the drivers tastes thanks to CUPRA Drive Profile too There are four modes to choose from Comfort Sport Individual and CUPRA mode CUPRA mode is the ultimate in hot hatch performance and takes the driving experience to another level If you fancy talking the torque the new SEAT Leon will launch in UK showrooms in March with prices expected to start around 29 000
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MOTORS MOTORS Fiesta Four Ever Driving Force 158 Ford reveal future shocking new line up for 2017 I 159 Leon Cupra is the most powerful SEAT road car ever Offering more style more refinement more technology and more fun Europe s favourite small car is more Fiesta than ever t s one of the most notorious yet humble cars on the road The Ford Fiesta This year as part of the most comprehensive and versatile line up in 40 years of Fiesta history Ford reveal four distinctive production variants including the stylish Fiesta Titanium the Ford Performance inspired Fiesta ST Line the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover the first in a new line up of Active vehicles to be rolled out across the Ford range in years to come And they re keeping things fun It s because we share our customers passion for Fiesta that we ve been able to take this iconic small car s lovable fun and sporty to drive character to the next level with a greater choice of models than ever and each with a distinctive personality said Jim Farley top Ford Exec We now have a Fiesta option for every driver including the luxurious Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover with advanced technologies and features that small car customers could only have dreamed of just a few years ago Supported by sensor technologies capable of monitoring up to 130 metres ahead an enhanced Pedestrian Detection system can help prevent collisions at night and the future has arrived in the form of the first Ford Active Park Assist system that can deliver brake interventions to prevent low speed bumps when parking hands free Fiesta is also the first Ford vehicle to feature a premium B O PLAY Sound System and for the first time offers an openable panoramic glass roof The Fiesta Vignale offers unique 18 inch alloys wheel designs exclusive exterior detailing and colours and hexagonal quilted tuxedostitched leather seats The Fiesta Active is the first Fiesta crossover model combining rugged SUV inspired styling that includes raised ride height roof bars and additional exterior bodystyling hatchback practicality and true Fiesta driving dynamics The Active series will join the Fiesta line up later on in the launch period The Fiesta ST Line features sporty exterior styling including unique alloy wheel grille front and rear bumper and side skirt designs The interior features sports seats alloy pedals and a flat bottomed steering wheel while the driving experience is enhanced with sports suspension The next generation Ford Fiesta features a class leading range of technologies to enhance comfort convenience and safety Advanced driver assistance technologies are supported by two cameras three radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors which in combination are able to monitor 360 degrees around the vehicle and scan the road ahead up to a distance of 130 metres more than the length of a football pitch Also offered for the first time on Fiesta is Ford s Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking which helps drivers find suitable spaces and park hands free nose to tail and side by side with other cars Further enhanced for Fiesta the technology for the first time can now apply the brakes if drivers do not respond to system guidance and proximity warnings while performing forward and reverse manoeuvres and a collision with a parked car or obstacle to the front or rear is imminent Darren Palmer small car vehicle line director Ford of Europe said For some drivers our automated parking technologies deliver a future shock they remain so advanced that customers using them for the very first time can be a little awe struck There are no visible screws in the taillights or rear fascia a perfect example of the Fiesta team s obsession with quality that customers will instantly appreciate Seat bolsters undergo 60 000 test cycles to ensure wear resistance Leather seats must resist ground in coffee and the dye from denim jeans Leather steering wheels are tested for resistance to sunscreen lotion A fun driving experience is central to the Fiesta s appeal and our next generation remains true to the character that has delighted generations of drivers with the sharpest sportiest and most balanced performance yet said Joe Bakaj VP of Product Development It s important for a car to have power Literally otherwise it would never leave the manufacturing plant The Leon CUPRA which is set to be unleashed this spring has always stood out for its scintillating performance striking design and alluring price and quality And all of these have now been taken to the next level with the launch of the Leon CUPRA 300 range It s not just about brute strength though The new Leon flagship available in three bodystyles SC five door and ST also offers a highly rewarding driving experience and the safest most reliable functional and advanced technology Among its features are driver assistance systems such as Traffic Jam Assist Lane Assist Adaptive Cruise Control and Pedestrian Protection plus Electric Parking Brake and KESSY Keyless Entry and Start On the surface the car receives the same updates as the rest of the Leon range That means a mild facelift consisting of a new front bumper and grille design and an updated interior with an eight inch touchscreen infotainment display The integrated Media System Plus infotainment dock with its eight inch screen is the highlight of the new generation and is the very first time that the Leon CUPRA has a Connectivity Hub that comprises a smartphone wireless charger and a GSM antenna amplifier for areas with low signal coverage so you can call anytime A Haldex clutch and electronic locking differential should endow the Leon Cupra ST with enhanced traction on slippery surfaces and 4WD security It makes for a rival to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf R estate or a more powerful alternative to the Skoda Octavia vRS estate 4WD Named 4Drive it s the same 4WD system you ll find on the SEAT Leon X Perience and harks back to the early noughties and the first generation Leon Cupra which also offered 4WD Back to the strength of this motor Not only is the engine 10 horse power higher than before up from 290 to 300 but more importantly its maximum rotating force has increased from 350Nm to no less than 380Nm across an impressive range too from 1800 to 5500 rpm With such a wide band the result is a convincing and powerful response from the engine barely ticking over all the way up to hitting the rev limiter This should see a marginal improvement on the current car s 5 9 second 0 62mph sprint All that power comes courtesy of the same 2 0 litre turbocharged petrol engine you ll find under the bonnet of nearly all VW Group hot hatchbacks including the Skoda Octavia vRS Volkswagen Golf R and iconic Golf GTI The Leon Cupra 300 now sits near the top of the VW Group s hot hatchback performance tree only being bettered by the 306bhp VW Golf GTI Clubsport S and the 362bhp Audi RS3 Harking back to its roots with the 2000 launch of the Leon CUPRA with all wheel drive the SEAT Leon CUPRA 300 will also now boast a similar set up with a double clutch automatic gearbox on the ST version To get the most out of such a potent machine the Leon CUPRA also comes with dynamic chassis control a progressive steering system and electronic self locking differential as standard The dynamic qualities of the CUPRA can be adapted to the drivers tastes thanks to CUPRA Drive Profile too There are four modes to choose from Comfort Sport Individual and CUPRA mode CUPRA mode is the ultimate in hot hatch performance and takes the driving experience to another level If you fancy talking the torque the new SEAT Leon will launch in UK showrooms in March with prices expected to start around 29 000
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160 T BUSINESS Be a leader not a manager he success of any business depends heavily on the effectiveness of its management team Good managers must have a range of qualities including good communication skills interpersonal relations and decision making ability But more importantly good managers must be even better leaders Sheena Sharpe a Learning to Lead graduate at Domestic General shares her experience of stepping up to the Team Leader role Sheena from Sherwood said I began working in the Contact Centre for one of the call taking departments and I strived to put my full attention and effort into the role Then in 2015 I began supporting the department whilst building my confidence and skillset in leadership It was an area that I was really interested in and I was looking for ways to grow in my role and gain additional qualifications I approached my team leader about this and she put me forward for the Learning to Lead programme at Domestic General The five week programme offers candidates the opportunity to develop their personal and professional skillsets in order to transition smoothly into more senior roles within the business Candidates cover a variety of subjects throughout the programme including effective communication with others time management and coaching styles for individual employees Speaking of the programme Sheena added The programme really allows you to see the business from a different perspective and have a glimpse into the role of the team leaders and senior employees I m now working with the Contact Centre test team as a test analyst and I m really enjoying the work that I do in the role In the long term I may look towards becoming a trainer myself so I can pass along everything I have learnt and the experience I have gained on to our next future leaders The greatest lesson I learnt from it is how to be a leader not a manager leaders do things managers delegate for other people to do things It s something that is often overlooked but it is so important to remember in order to get the best from your team Head of Contact Centre HR Brona Ratcliffe said Sheena has shown real commitment and dedication to progression within her role and we are very pleased to have her as part of our team BUSINESS Make a gift make a Will There is one very obvious but seldom expressed reason why one should leave a Will and it sounds trite but it needs saying You should make a Will because bluntly one day you are going to die and it is the responsible thing to do to leave things in good order for those left behind But I want my assets to go to my next of kin so can I not simply rely on the laws of intestacy to ensure that that happens The laws of intestacy are currently being reviewed The existing law is complex and depending upon your circumstances the regulations may but more probably will not produce the result you want o If for example you are a couple but unmarried the position of the survivor of you will be very different from that of a widow or widower o If you are married and have step children their position will be very different from that of your own o If most of the value of your estate lies in your home it may be that the survivor of you could be forced out of the house to satisfy the financial entitlement of other family members o The laws of intestacy are not Grow your business The Think BIG business investment for growth fund was introduced to support companies who may struggle to raise working capital from the banks to finance growth of their business The scheme was officially launched in March 2013 Over the past 3 years 14 companies have benefitted from this across the Newark and Sherwood District A free and confidential service is offered to potential Investors and businesses looking to expand Working in partnerships packages are tailored to encourage and nurture growth and innovation The scheme is operated by a panel of sector professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of business and finance One business which has benefitted from the loan employed 9 people in 2013 A year later this had risen to 13 and by 2016 had increased to 21 including some apprentices The loan enabled the business to increase in performance enhancing the reputation for Newark and Sherwood as a place to do business Employment was created for young people supporting them in developing technology and customer service skills In August 2016 the Pathfinder element of the loan fund was introduced as a pilot to assess interest in financial support based on small loans of 5k to 25k for the achievement of milestones Businesses need only employ 2 people but have a viable business plan with 2 3 year financial projections Expression of interest forms for both loans are available on www newark sherwooddc gov uk under Financial Support designed to achieve the most financially beneficial outcome for your beneficiaries They are not set up to save exposure to tax o The laws of intestacy do not deal with how personal items should be shared out or with funeral arrangements and these are common bones of contention for family members I want to save money I have seen DIY Will kits advertised in the press and at the newsagents Why should I not use one of those Because for most people the use of these is penny wise pound foolish It is not so much what you do say on the forms as what you omit that can have dire consequences in both how the estate is distributed and what tax will be payable If you get it wrong and in over thirty years of practice I have seen literally dozens of heart breaking problems caused by poorly drafted home made Wills there is no comeback for those who suffer as a result of the errors made And even where the faults can be remedied it will cost a great deal more to sort them out than the money saved by not having the Will properly drawn in the first place 161
160  T  BUSINESS     Be a leader not a manager     he success of any business depends heavily on the effectiveness of its ...
160 T BUSINESS Be a leader not a manager he success of any business depends heavily on the effectiveness of its management team Good managers must have a range of qualities including good communication skills interpersonal relations and decision making ability But more importantly good managers must be even better leaders Sheena Sharpe a Learning to Lead graduate at Domestic General shares her experience of stepping up to the Team Leader role Sheena from Sherwood said I began working in the Contact Centre for one of the call taking departments and I strived to put my full attention and effort into the role Then in 2015 I began supporting the department whilst building my confidence and skillset in leadership It was an area that I was really interested in and I was looking for ways to grow in my role and gain additional qualifications I approached my team leader about this and she put me forward for the Learning to Lead programme at Domestic General The five week programme offers candidates the opportunity to develop their personal and professional skillsets in order to transition smoothly into more senior roles within the business Candidates cover a variety of subjects throughout the programme including effective communication with others time management and coaching styles for individual employees Speaking of the programme Sheena added The programme really allows you to see the business from a different perspective and have a glimpse into the role of the team leaders and senior employees I m now working with the Contact Centre test team as a test analyst and I m really enjoying the work that I do in the role In the long term I may look towards becoming a trainer myself so I can pass along everything I have learnt and the experience I have gained on to our next future leaders The greatest lesson I learnt from it is how to be a leader not a manager leaders do things managers delegate for other people to do things It s something that is often overlooked but it is so important to remember in order to get the best from your team Head of Contact Centre HR Brona Ratcliffe said Sheena has shown real commitment and dedication to progression within her role and we are very pleased to have her as part of our team BUSINESS Make a gift make a Will There is one very obvious but seldom expressed reason why one should leave a Will and it sounds trite but it needs saying You should make a Will because bluntly one day you are going to die and it is the responsible thing to do to leave things in good order for those left behind But I want my assets to go to my next of kin so can I not simply rely on the laws of intestacy to ensure that that happens The laws of intestacy are currently being reviewed The existing law is complex and depending upon your circumstances the regulations may but more probably will not produce the result you want o If for example you are a couple but unmarried the position of the survivor of you will be very different from that of a widow or widower o If you are married and have step children their position will be very different from that of your own o If most of the value of your estate lies in your home it may be that the survivor of you could be forced out of the house to satisfy the financial entitlement of other family members o The laws of intestacy are not Grow your business The Think BIG business investment for growth fund was introduced to support companies who may struggle to raise working capital from the banks to finance growth of their business The scheme was officially launched in March 2013 Over the past 3 years 14 companies have benefitted from this across the Newark and Sherwood District A free and confidential service is offered to potential Investors and businesses looking to expand Working in partnerships packages are tailored to encourage and nurture growth and innovation The scheme is operated by a panel of sector professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of business and finance One business which has benefitted from the loan employed 9 people in 2013 A year later this had risen to 13 and by 2016 had increased to 21 including some apprentices The loan enabled the business to increase in performance enhancing the reputation for Newark and Sherwood as a place to do business Employment was created for young people supporting them in developing technology and customer service skills In August 2016 the Pathfinder element of the loan fund was introduced as a pilot to assess interest in financial support based on small loans of 5k to 25k for the achievement of milestones Businesses need only employ 2 people but have a viable business plan with 2 3 year financial projections Expression of interest forms for both loans are available on www newark sherwooddc gov uk under Financial Support designed to achieve the most financially beneficial outcome for your beneficiaries They are not set up to save exposure to tax o The laws of intestacy do not deal with how personal items should be shared out or with funeral arrangements and these are common bones of contention for family members I want to save money I have seen DIY Will kits advertised in the press and at the newsagents Why should I not use one of those Because for most people the use of these is penny wise pound foolish It is not so much what you do say on the forms as what you omit that can have dire consequences in both how the estate is distributed and what tax will be payable If you get it wrong and in over thirty years of practice I have seen literally dozens of heart breaking problems caused by poorly drafted home made Wills there is no comeback for those who suffer as a result of the errors made And even where the faults can be remedied it will cost a great deal more to sort them out than the money saved by not having the Will properly drawn in the first place 161
160  T  BUSINESS     Be a leader not a manager     he success of any business depends heavily on the effectiveness of its ...
162 Start up economy continues to thrive A ccording to research from Nottinghambased accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young the number of UK businesses has hit record highs with more young entrepreneurs starting up their own companies Thanks to Britain s booming start up economy an increasing number of companies are now being set up by directors in their twenties and thirties Nottingham is just one UK city reaping the benefits of this entrepreneurialism with more and more millennials taking the plunge and starting up their own businesses Local consultancy company Dewey Group is a business which has thrived since it was set up by managing director Billy Berridge when he was 27 years old The Newark based firm is a specialist recruitment and training consultancy working within the ground engineering sector The company provides personnel at management and operational levels and arranges accredited training in first aid health and safety and other areas Having worked in ground engineering since 2009 I was confident that I knew enough about bespoke needs of the ground engineering industry to set up my own company in 2014 said Billy The ground engineering industry is unlike any other making the recruitment demands of businesses unique At Dewey Group we have filled a niche gap in the market working across the UK with multinational organisations such as Balfour Beatty and Bauer Group The firm has seen phenomenal growth since its inception two years ago with turnover increasing by more than 300 per cent since last year This progress may be down to the UK s business friendly climate says UHY Hacker Young as the UK has a range of grants loans and government schemes designed to support entrepreneurs James Simmonds partner at UHY Hacker Young says Right now the UK s start up economy is flourishing which is great for entrepreneurs thinking about starting up their own businesses It s clear to see from our research that young people in particular are taking advantage of this as the number of UK businesses with young directors at the helm has increased Billy and Dewey Group are a testament to the spirit of entrepreneurship in Nottingham and we re delighted to be supporting them as they continue to go from strength to strength Billy added We took part in the government s Growth Accelerator programme for six months which helped put us in touch with trusted business advisors who could guide us on how best to grow the business UHY were also invaluable in allowing us to take our growth to the next level The team supported me in finding my feet and understanding the ins and outs of accountancy from tax efficient management incentives to shareholder planning These are all valuable things which have saved me time and money in the long term allowing Dewey Group to grow The UK government also offers a range of grants loans and tax reliefs for entrepreneurs These range from innovation vouchers which subsidise business advice for SMEs and start ups to Entrepreneur s Relief which reduces capital gains tax for entrepreneurs looking to sell their businesses
162  Start-up economy continues to thrive  A  ccording to research from Nottinghambased accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young,...
162 Start up economy continues to thrive A ccording to research from Nottinghambased accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young the number of UK businesses has hit record highs with more young entrepreneurs starting up their own companies Thanks to Britain s booming start up economy an increasing number of companies are now being set up by directors in their twenties and thirties Nottingham is just one UK city reaping the benefits of this entrepreneurialism with more and more millennials taking the plunge and starting up their own businesses Local consultancy company Dewey Group is a business which has thrived since it was set up by managing director Billy Berridge when he was 27 years old The Newark based firm is a specialist recruitment and training consultancy working within the ground engineering sector The company provides personnel at management and operational levels and arranges accredited training in first aid health and safety and other areas Having worked in ground engineering since 2009 I was confident that I knew enough about bespoke needs of the ground engineering industry to set up my own company in 2014 said Billy The ground engineering industry is unlike any other making the recruitment demands of businesses unique At Dewey Group we have filled a niche gap in the market working across the UK with multinational organisations such as Balfour Beatty and Bauer Group The firm has seen phenomenal growth since its inception two years ago with turnover increasing by more than 300 per cent since last year This progress may be down to the UK s business friendly climate says UHY Hacker Young as the UK has a range of grants loans and government schemes designed to support entrepreneurs James Simmonds partner at UHY Hacker Young says Right now the UK s start up economy is flourishing which is great for entrepreneurs thinking about starting up their own businesses It s clear to see from our research that young people in particular are taking advantage of this as the number of UK businesses with young directors at the helm has increased Billy and Dewey Group are a testament to the spirit of entrepreneurship in Nottingham and we re delighted to be supporting them as they continue to go from strength to strength Billy added We took part in the government s Growth Accelerator programme for six months which helped put us in touch with trusted business advisors who could guide us on how best to grow the business UHY were also invaluable in allowing us to take our growth to the next level The team supported me in finding my feet and understanding the ins and outs of accountancy from tax efficient management incentives to shareholder planning These are all valuable things which have saved me time and money in the long term allowing Dewey Group to grow The UK government also offers a range of grants loans and tax reliefs for entrepreneurs These range from innovation vouchers which subsidise business advice for SMEs and start ups to Entrepreneur s Relief which reduces capital gains tax for entrepreneurs looking to sell their businesses
162  Start-up economy continues to thrive  A  ccording to research from Nottinghambased accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young,...