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EDITORIAL

Welcome to the May/June edition of

Northampton Local magazine.

As well as our regular quizzes, this edition

features a selection of articles which we

hope you find interesting and useful.

Among these are details of a new infection

monitoring training programme which is

being piloted by Northampton Carers

(details on page 20).

The Royal Yachting Association are also

‘pushing the boat out’ between 13 th & 21 st

May by encouraging you to try something

different; sailing and windsurfing at one of

their nationwide events (page 29).

In addition, we also welcome a host of new

advertisers and would once again take this

opportunity to thank those who continue to

advertise with us and to support the

magazine.

As always, we hope you enjoy this edition.

If you know someone who might like to

advertise in the next one, please ask them

to get in touch. Until next time, stay safe!

CONTENTS

Valentus Coffee Shop 2

Misty Panes / DL Maintenance 4

Cloudy2Clear 5

Sue Cardy / Flora Blinds / Hawk Pest Control 6

Bring Me Sunshine Photography 6

Computer Doctors / Lawnscience 7

Emergency Local Plumbing / Randles Decorating 8

JAK Roofing Supplies 8

Stone’s Pet Services / The Old Barn Wadenhoe 9

Abacus Roofing 9

F R E E A D V E R T D E S I G N

Kieran Hanrahan General Builder 10

Oven Saints / W Rigby / Avondale Sweeps 11

Harmony Homecare / Angels of Light Jackie Wood 12

JAK Roofing / Andersons Heating & Gas 13

Brooklands / Nick Palmer Electrical Services 14

Paul’s Painting & Decorating / Advanced Roofing 15

M J Hillery & Sons - Electrical / Plumbing / Building 16

TMD Tree Services / Society Talks 17

Johanna Duggan Podiatry / Garden Services 18

Northants Flooring 19

Northamptonshire Carers - Infections Monitoring 20

Podiatry by Erica / T&S Threadgold / AJ Doyle 21

First Choice Heating / More Than Mobility 21

Trilogy Health & Fitness 22/23

Pub Quiz Competition - Tea for Two Gift Voucher 24

Cloud Nine Holidays 25

JDN Plastics / Charles Nunn Heating / Maid2Clean 26

Competition Winners - Pub Quiz / Quick Quiz 27

The Stags Head / Northampton Local Prices 28

Royal Yachting Association 29

Northampton Advanced Motorists - “Quick Quiz” 30

NDAS / Aloft Ladder / Peter Crisp Design Studio 31

Spotlight Dance School / M&N Garden Services 32

Rothwell Physiotherapy 32

Sing & Sign / The Back & Body Clinic 33

Spotlight - Charlie Jones 34/35

Poem Corner - To A Nightingale 36

Derek Rogers / Window Repair Geeks 37

Alzheimer’s Society - Unite Again Dementia 38

Master Cue / B Mead Roofing / Jacksons MOT 39

Recipe / Injury Rehabilitation Centre (Moulton) 40

Puzzle Page 41

Olive Grove Oundle 42/43

Northampton Local magazine 44

Bounce Indoor Trampoline Parks 45

Useful Local Numbers / Classifieds / Notice Board 46

Smart Conservatory Solutions 47

Jackson Grundy Estate Agents 48

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Q U A R T E R P A G E A D V E R T S C O S T J U S T £ 3 0

Change your existing glass to ‘A’ rated energy glass

Keeps more heat in for lower bills

Double glazing

Lock barrels changed

Windows & Doors adjusted

Conservatory roofs repaired or replaced

Glass replacement for A Rated Frames

Misted glass fixed

Gutter replacements

18 years’ experience

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Gardening and Landscaping Carpets and Carpet Cleaning

Vinyl and Wooden Flooring Painting and Decorating

Condensation Control

Garage Door Repairs

Refurbishments

Extractor Fans

UPVC Repairs

Plastering

Guttering

Locksmith

Carpentry

Roofing

Glazing

Tiling

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Q U A R T E R P A G E A D V E R T S C O S T J U S T £ 3 0

Flora Blinds

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comfort of your own home

Day and Evening times available

Wide range of blinds styles & fabrics

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Q U A R T E R P A G E A D V E R T S C O S T J U S T £ 3 0

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Call Kevin today on

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or email kevin.sparks@lawnscience.co.uk

for your FREE, no obligation, lawn appraisal

www.lawnscience.co.uk/northampton

From only

£ 16

inc. Vat

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ESTABLISHED OVER 100 YEARS

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07748 961570

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Stone’s Pet Services

Home from home pet care

Pet Sitting Dog Grooming

Dog Walking Cat Feeding

Doggy Day Care Small Pet Feeding

Home Dog Boarding

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Property Improvements, Maintenance and Build

Extensions

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Decorating Services

Plastering and tiling

Project Management

Hard Landscaping and Brickwork

Floor and Wall tiling

UPVC Windows, Doors and

conservatories

Please call

Mobile: 07879 413260

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Q U A R T E R P A G E A D V E R T S C O S T J U S T £ 3 0

Available 7 days a week Oven Saints is an independently

Flexible hours to suit you owned oven cleaning business

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Professional, friendly service to customers in the Northants

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HARMONY HOMECARE LIMITED

Harmony Healthcare are whole-heartedly committed to

providing top quality senior care with the professionalism

you’d expect.

We provide a range of care services including:

Personal healthcare

Bathing & toilet assistance

Dressing

Ironing

Laundry

Angels of Light

A fortnightly Sunday service of

prayers and mediumship

18:30 - 20:00

Weston Favell Parish Hall

Booth Lane

Northampton

NN3 3EP

£2 admission 50p under 14’s

Please contact Jane or Chris on

07791 915493 / 07971 062614

for dates and speakers

Facebook: Angels of Light Northampton

Cleaning

Transportation to hospitals,

doctors

Shopping

Pension collections, etc

164 Birchfield Road East, Abington, Northampton NN3 2HF

Telephone 01604 711009 / 07789 896632 (24 hours)

e-mail: jane090263@aol.com

www.harmonyhomecarenorthampton.co.uk

Jackie Wood

Age UK Hairdresser

01604 604450

open to the public

Shampoo / Set £7.50

Perms £22.00

Colours £22.00

Blow dry £7.50

Cut blow dry £8.50

Dry Cut £4.00

Venton Centre

York Road

Northampton

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Mobile service also available

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Andersons Heating & Gas

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Boiler Changes & Upgrading

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Gas Appliance & Boiler Repair/Service

Gas Cookers & Gas Fires Installed

Warm Air Heating / Water Heaters

We’ll beat any like for like quote

01604 468540

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12 years’ Warranty on New Boilers

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MERRY MONTH OF MAY

I know not where the author

lived, who quoted merry month

of May. So often cold and drab

and damp, as we wait for

warmer summer way.

The daffodils we grew with

pride, golden blooms we watch

them pass. Leaving untidy

leaves we cannot touch, like

sprawling clumps of uncut grass.

Spring flowers to summer now

succumb, their gentle beauty

now all gone. For colour now to

shrubs we turn, as many

different hues they don.

Now as we think the weather’s

right, for bedding plants on

sunny day. The sharp night

frost reminds us well, it’s a

dangerous game to play.

So you can keep your month of

May, with its ever changing

heat. I’ll jump from March and

April until flaming June I’ll greet.

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Guilds’, History & Social groups.

Steve Dimmer is skilled at giving amusing, interesting

and engaging speeches and public talks.

The Life & Crimes of Agatha Christie

Ooh Matron - A history of the Carry-On films

Ship of Dreams - The Voyage of the Titanic

Tales & Legends of Northamptonshire

An Evening of Magic & Enchantment

plus many more …

“We all appreciated your

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it hurts, when I

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Q U A R T E R P A G E A D V E R T S C O S T J U S T £ 3 0

1. WHO PLAYED THE TITLE ROLE IN THE FILM ‘EDWARD

SCISSORHANDS’ ?

2. JOHN CONNOR IS A CHARACTER FROM WHICH SERIES OF FILMS ?

3. WHO DIRECTED THE ‘STAR WARS’ FILMS ?

4. WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF A DISK JOCKEY IN THE FILM

‘GOOD MORNING VIETNAM’ ?

5. WHO STARRED IN TH 1989 FILM ‘FIELD OF DREAMS’ ?

6. WHO PLAYED JAMES BOND IN THE FILM ‘MOONRAKER’ ?

7. WHO PLAYED CHARLIE CHAPLIN IN THE 1992 FILM ‘CHAPLIN’ ?

8. WHICH TWO ACTORS PLAY THE LEAD ROLES IN THE FILM

‘SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE’ ?

9. WHO SANG THE THEME TUNE TO THE FILM ‘GOLDFINGER’ ?

10. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE COMPUTER IN ‘2001 – SPACE

ODYSSEY’ ?

To enter the Prize Draw competition, simply e-mail the correct answers along with

your name, address and a contact phone number to

win@northampton-local.co.uk

entries must be received by 31 st May 2017.

The prize draw will take place on 1 st June when the winner will be notified.

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Charles Nunn Heating Services

Integrity – Quality of Service – Respect

Energy Efficient Condensing Boiler

Installations including Combi’s

New Central Heating Systems

Landlord Gas Certs & Boiler Servicing

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For a FREE No Obligation Consultation:

Mobile: 07805 555510

Email: charles@charlesnunnheatingservices.co.uk

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1. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE POKER HAND CONTAINING THREE OF A KIND AND A PAIR? FULL HOUSE

2. IN WHICH MONTH IS ST GEORGE’S DAY? APRIL

3. WHAT DO THE INITIALS FBI STAND FOR? FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

4. WHICH SIDE OF A BOAT IS ‘PORT? LEFT

The Winner of the Chocolate Hamper

Prize Draw Competition that appeared

in the last edition of the magazine was

Leanne Town who correctly answered the following:

5. IN WHICH MODERN DAY COUNTRY WOULD YOU FIND THE REGION OF TRANSYLVANIA? ROMANIA

6. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM? THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

7. WHICH ‘DEATH GAME’ INVOLVES A PISTOL AND A SINGLE BULLET? RUSSIAN ROULETTE

8. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ‘BUG’ THAT CAUSED COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD BEFORE THE

YEAR 2000 TO PANIC ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEMS? MILLENNIUM BUG

9. WHAT DOES ‘DOT DOT DOT, DASH DASH DASH, DOT DOT DOT’ SPELL OUT IN MORSE CODE? S.O.S.

10. WHAT DOES THE M IN GM STAND FOR IN CONNECTION WITH FOOD? MODIFIED

The winner of the NAM “Quiz Quick” competition that

appeared in the last edition of the magazine was

Nicola Snow who correctly answered the following

questions and receives a £20 Vue Cinema Gift

Voucher

1. In the UK, there are three types of road sign, what are they?

Answer: Those that give instructions, warnings and information.

2. By how much is it permissible to exceed the speed limit in order to safely

complete an over-take?

Answer: It is not permissible.

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1 High Street

Great Doddington

Wellingborough

Northants

NN29 7TQ

The Stags Head Is An Independently Run Pub & Restaurant With A Modern

Vintage Twist In The Village Of Great Doddington, Near Wellingborough.

At The Stags Head We Pride Ourselves On Our Extensive Menu Of Home Cooked

Food, Our Friendly Service & Warm Welcome. We can cater for any Occasion,

Party, Event or Celebration. For Bookings or Enquiries please call 01933 222316

or visit www.stags-head.com

Our Garden Bar & Secret Garden is Dog-Friendly & we are open All Day Every

Day! As well as our standard menu we also have Gluten Free, Dairy Free,

Children’s, Snack, Party, Buffet and BBQ Menus, all available to view at

www.stags-head.com. The Stags Head is located just off the A45 about 10 minutes

from Northampton towards Wellingborough and it’s well worth a visit!

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SO ANYONE CAN GO SAILING IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE THIS MAY?

Want to try something completely different this year? Something to get the air in your

lungs, that will let you clear your mind, give your body a bit of a work out and that you

can do with your whole family if you wish? Sailing could be your answer.

Sailing? In Northamptonshire? Yes, you did read that right! And for the nine days from

Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 May you can try sailing and windsurfing for free or low cost

across the county with RYA Push The Boat Out 2017. RYA Push The Boat Out is all about

getting people afloat who might never have known there was even the chance to try

sailing near them. Over 20,000 people regularly go down to their local sailing club every

month across the Midlands, sailing small sailboats or windsurfing on the region’s

reservoirs, lakes and rivers and just loving the buzz of being on the water. You could be

one of them. “Whatever you think about sailing, Push The Boat Out will change your

mind,” Gareth Brookes, RYA Midlands Regional Development Officer, explains. “You will

be able to get out on the water with experienced sailors that you will find to be exactly

like you in a boat which is suitable for you, whatever your age, ability or experience.

That is why sailing is one of the most inclusive sports around. You might want a leisurely

sail with your family, to experience something a bit more high octane or just potter

about with your partner, and you do can all of this.” Last year there were no fewer than

six Push The Boat Out events in Northamptonshire with a similar number expected this

year. Every Push The Boat Out event will provide all the equipment you need. You will

also discover you don’t even need a boat to learn to sail locally, as the area’s clubs and

centres have ones you can use.

So grab a towel and some old trainers you don’t mind getting wet and sail into summer

with Push The Boat Out. Find your nearest event at www.rya.org.uk/PTBO2017

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Have you been trained to drive?

The vast majority of people driving today have had no

driver training after passing the driving test.

The most frequent comment we hear from

experienced drivers who do the advanced driving

course is “I didn’t realise I knew so little about

driving”.

The training provided by Northampton Advanced

Motorists uses the same system as police driver

training. If you want to have the satisfaction of

knowing you really are a good driver, come and see

us. Remember, you can’t know what you don’t know!

You can have an assessment with no obligation to

take it further.

“Quick Quiz”

NAM WHAT’S ON

WHERE TO FIND US

Mereway Police Station

Northampton

NN4 8BE

Take the Mereway exit from

Queen Eleanor roundabout,

first left signed Police HQ

and then next left for

Mereway station.

Arrive & Drive

Sunday

Sunday

Sunday

Sessions at 9:30am & 11am

1. The rules on child booster seats recently changed.

A child must be a minimum height and/or weight to use one. What are they?

2. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the front seat passenger wears a

seatbelt if the passenger is under 14, 15, 16 or 18 years old?

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Spotlight

In this edition the spotlight falls on Charlie Jones,

14 year old founder of Pure Clothing Apparel

What first got you interested in fashion and trends? Well, from a young age – maybe about 9 or 10 – I

started getting interested in the brands and styles of clothing I wore. Before that, my mum would shop for

me! I went through the initial stages of starting to become conscious of what I wore and what I looked like.

Clothing and fashion just gripped me. I tried my best to keep up with the latest trends and wear the most

‘current’ brands! My love of sports also meant that I wore more sporty brands as well as the everyday casual

stuff. Things progressed as I got older. Now I’m even more into the big expensive brands! I guess it’s a

teenage thing!

What first inspired you to take the plunge to becoming an Entrepreneur and starting your own business and

brand? I originally came up with the idea when I was 11. I adopted the word ‘pure’ myself and changed the

meaning to mean ‘cool/good’. Something positive. After that became my trademark, I wanted to do

something with the word. I loved the word itself along with what it really meant and stood for. The main

reason behind me doing it was simply just because I always wanted to wear clothes designed by myself – my

own brand. I’d often sketch football kits and clothing items. I loved designing. I was fascinated by the big,

international, multi-million dollar brands. I wanted to replicate them in my own way! So the main reason was

just for me, I wanted to wear my own brand. The other contributors were factors like my keen interest in

business. Businesses attracted me: you can decide how they work, you can do something you enjoy, and the

reward you get out of them depends on how you work. Plus, I saw it a great way to make a bit of money

while doing something I’ve always wanted to do at the same time!

What do you enjoy most about what you do? The most enjoyable part of it all is definitely the satisfaction of

seeing others wearing it. From my brother, to my friends, to all of my other customers. It’s great to know

that there are people out there that really like your product. I love getting feedback from customers. It’s

always great when you’re told good, positive things about what you’re doing and your brand in general. As

well as the constructive criticism: I encourage any feedback because it lets me know exactly how the

consumers feel about the product. What’s good about it, what they don’t like, what could be changed etc.

Pride takes over me when I see others wearing and enjoying my clothing.

What ambitions do you have for the future? Well, one day I’d love to branch this out across the whole of the

UK. I’d love for it to become more popular and be recognised nationwide. I really want to release loads more

varieties of clothing. Hopefully, I can sustain the business and get a bit of recognition ad publicity to expand it

outside of Northampton. In the future, I’d also like to be able to deliver and sell abroad. My main goal is to

just keep it going and slowly gain popularity. One day, I’d love to stock my clothes at a few retailers or even

have my own shop! Carrying this business on into the future would be great!

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What were the biggest obstacles that you had to overcome? The biggest obstacle is probably money. Since I

am still so young and inexperienced, I’ve been working within a very low budget. Every single penny of the

money invested into my business has come from me alone so I’m risking a lot. But I believe it’s a risk worth

taking. I hope to slowly build up money so I can reinvest a lot back into the brand. It’s been very difficult to

promote the business on such a budget. I struggle to expose my brand to the audience I want to show it too.

But, eventually, with effort and time, I’m doing all I can to get the name out there. Featuring in newspapers

and magazines, getting support from my school, and using social media is definitely generating some outside

interest however.

Who inspires you and why? All the big clothing brands and entrepreneurs that started out young. Clothing

brands such as Ralph Lauren, Nike, Armani, Adidas, Supreme, Hype – just to name a small handful – inspired

me to create my own brand. We’ve all seen how successful these have all become and I hope to replicate

that. Entrepreneurs such as Lord Sugar, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, James Dyson were a huge

driving force. They all had a dream, and they all made that dream a reality. And look what they’ve all

achieved today. Even the small, underrated, hidden businesses and entrepreneurs deserve so much credit

for the work they do. I strongly believe that I you want something; you’ve got to go and do something about

it. Make it happen.

How do your family and friends feel about what you do? At first, my friends always thought I was joking.

Some would laugh and twist my arm about the whole thing. Lots of people doubted me. None of them

expected me to ever do it seriously! But when I did start doing it seriously, over time, they’ve gained a lot of

respect for me. The vast majority have been incredibly supportive and encouraging. There’s still the odd few

doubters amongst my friendship groups but you’ve got to learn to ignore them and do what you want to do.

My school have always been there for me and are very proud of what I’m doing. Teachers and staff around

have been really pleasantly surprised at everything I’ve done and have shown lots of enthusiasm towards my

venture. My family have stuck by me the whole time too! I remember first coming up with the whole idea

with my dad in a restaurant! My mum and dad have dedicated a lot of their time to helping me with it and

are fully for the whole thing. My grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. have also shown a keen interest in the

brand – especially considering a lot of my family have been involved in businesses of their own.

Where do you see yourself in 3 years’ time? I’d like to be optimistic and hope that my brand would’ve took

off and gained lots of popularity. I imagine I’d have a stockist/s, a fully customised website of my own, and

lots more stock. Hopefully I’ll be turning over a decent amount and selling a lot of products nationwide. I’d

like to think it’d be often recognised and even build up a reputation of my own.

What would you like to say to anyone of a similar age who have similar ambitions to start their own business?

Just go for it. That’s the great thing about businesses: anybody can start one. If you have something you

enjoy or you’ve come up with a great new idea, go ahead and begin a business. It’s a great way of doing what

you like to do, earning a decent amount of money and learning valuable life skills for the future. I’d definitely

encourage more teenagers to become entrepreneurs. I hope that I can inspire others to do this. I am proof

that if you’ve got a small, ambitious, ‘unrealistic’ idea, you can easily make it into a beneficial, successful,

realistic idea!

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POEM CORNER

To A Nightingale

Poem donated by David Garrett

Do I wake or sleep? For many years have flown as a tribute to John Keats

Since last I drank the sound of your sweet voice,

To hear your warbling song on breezes blown

When sitting in verdurous gloom was fain my choice.

To listen to you sobbed, outgoing song

Could almost cure the fervour's of this troubled world,

Pray it could put to right the numbing wrongs

With lessons from your mildness now unfurled.

The precept that you teach should now be told

Humility in dress, no fancy gown,

That such a tiny bird our awe could hold

With feathers seen so plain as russet brown.

One hundred and ninety years have passed

Gone are the woodland glades where I would roam

They’ve disappeared as progresses vile blast

Has eaten up the humble wildlife’s home.

Voices from afar call to my soul, where lies these rural woods and quiet glades?

Where nightingales performed their canticle, where music from my passions

numbly fades.

O sing once more for me from darkling wood, where deathly silence caresses

now my mind, no wood nymph winging through the swaying leaves, or hidden

nest among the brambles do I find.

Perhaps as years go past they will return, to hold an audience engrossed once

more, I plead that there will be some habitat, to bring this wandering migrant to

our shores.

So as again two hundred years will pass, and someone walking through a copse

as looms twilight, will stop in wonderment and gasp, at the awe inspiring music

of the night.

Then all who once shared this apostles song, can rest in deaths sweet silence,

knowing that a bird that was not ever born to die will live forever as an unbowed

diplomat; and I will know in song strewn arbours now my spirits lie.

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Helen Crawford, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager for Northamptonshire

Unite against Dementia this Spring

Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s

biggest killer and could affect us all.

Someone develops dementia every three

minutes and too many are facing it alone,

without adequate support. We urgently

need to find a cure, improve care and

offer help and understanding for people

affected. Over the next couple of months

we’ve got big plans to raise awareness and

vital funds to support the 850,000 people

in the UK with dementia, which includes

8000 people in Northamptonshire.

During April, we’ll be focussing on the

scale of dementia, which continues to

grow. It is predicted that by 2021, one

million of us will have dementia, and two

million by 2051.

Dementia doesn’t care how old you are.

It’s caused by diseases of the brain so it’s

not an inevitable part of ageing. In fact,

more than 40,000 people with dementia

in the UK are under 65. In May, we want

everyone across Northamptonshire to

take action and unite against dementia by

taking part in Dementia Awareness Week

(14-20 May). Events will be held across

the county and region.

A few weeks later we’ll be urging everyone

to come together and unite against

dementia by taking part in Cupcake Day (15

June). Whether you’re a baking pro or a

shop bought lover, we want you to take part

in Cupcake Day and raise money to support

the fight against dementia.

Last year, dedicated Cupcakers around the

country united to raise a mighty £330,000

against dementia. That’s more than enough

to fund 11 PhD researchers for a year, giving

them the opportunity to undertake vital,

potentially lifesaving work. Locally, we had

nearly 350 people sign up in the

Northampton postcode area.

This year we want to raise even more. By

joining together for Cupcake Day 2017,

you’ll not only be helping to create a better

world for people affected by dementia

today, but also to find a cure for tomorrow.

If you’d like to find an event local to you, visit

alzheimers.org.uk/DAW

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Chocolate Chip 'Nice' Cream

On a warm day there is no better way to cool down than

with a delicious ice-cream. But there is a better way … if

you want something sugar free, gluten free and guilt free

… this 'nice-cream’ is about to change your world. The

sweetness of the bananas balances out the bitterness of

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means you don't need to add anything else for this to be

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You will need:

1 cup of milk of your choice (I used Almond Milk)

2 bananas (Frozen)

2 tbsp cacao powder

50g of dark chocolate chips

Recipes donated by Lyndsey Garrett

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How to Choose your Olive Tree

You want to add some Mediterranean

glamour to your garden, and have settled

on an olive tree to do just that. But now

you’re left with the tough decision of

picking the right one for your garden!

Thankfully, olive tree experts Olive Grove

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Research your tree

When purchasing your tree, you need to know what type of tree you are after. Younger

trees often have a straighter trunk and a smoother bark, while older trees have a gnarled

bark with unique markings. Before you make your purchase, it’s worth looking in detail at

the tree you have chosen. Younger trees are often pruned into a lollipop style shape so

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Where you position your tree, may be where it stays forever. So, it’s best to ensure that

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Remember maintenance

Lastly, you’ll want to ensure that you have

the maintenance tools to hand once you

have your tree at home. Luckily, olive trees

are extremely self-sufficient and require

little attention - often requiring no food

(unless you want to grow fruit from it) and

once planted little water. Although you will

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In terms of pruning, maintenance is

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you tree in late spring or early summer

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dead, diseased or dying branches - thinning

out branches to allow light to reach the

centre of your tree.

Check you have enough space

While you may look at your tree when you

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