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Local Life - Wigan - May 2018

Wigan's FREE local lifestyle magazine.

4 No magic buttons

4 No magic buttons Ctrl+Alt+Del are the buttons you press to reset your computer, but sadly I’ve discovered that, in life, there are no magic buttons to press as I try to reset my relationship with food. I’m now a fully-up member of the DT2 gang, a person with diabetes type 2. Which means for me that, instead of pies, pizzas and the morning pastry, it is nuts, leaves and berries at least for 8 weeks as I attempt to turn back the clock, along with my blood sugar levels, with a 800 calories a day diet. Luckily for me, a defect in my eyes was spotted early doors by the opticians Hepworth & Hall who used their state of the art retinal scanner and told me to get to the Doc, post haste. So the lesson here is if you ever get the chance to get a health check-up of any sort, do grab it even if you think, like I did, that you’re in fairly good nick. You might regret it if you don’t. Anyway, on a more positive note (!), Local Life turns 10 this month. That happened quickly didn’t it? Our first issue was produced in a bedroom on Sandy Lane, Orrell, and we are now based a few hundred yards away producing magazines for Wigan, St Helens, Chorley, West Lancashire and Leigh each month. Sincere thanks from all at Local Life go to our loyal advertisers, our wonderful distributors and to you, the readers who value our magazines for what we bring to your life. Local Life was launched to inform and inspire our readers, and hopefully we can manage that for the next ten years too! See you next time Chris Pearce, Publisher

5 In this issue The Billinge split... 28 Make May purple Regulars 35 Planning 44 Puzzle Corner 48 Class from the past Sections 42 Property 50 Health 54 Travel 58 Legal & Finance 60 Business View 73 Garden Diary 82 Test Drive 68 Events2Go 73 Gardening 81 Pets 85 Home Services 50 10 items no kitchen should be without 64 Jack’s Tracks visits Burscough 78 Test Drive DS 7 Crossback 82 Next issue - June 2018 Advertising deadline - Thursday, 10 May Published - Wednesday, 23 May Local Life 247 Ltd, Unit 8, Hewitt Business Park, Winstanley Road, Orrell, WN5 7XB Telephone: 01695 627 999 Publisher: Chris Sales: Nicola Editorial: Niamh Design: Peter Distribution: Sally Accounts: Sam LocalLife Local Life is published every month and distributed into the following areas on an alternate monthly basis. This issue is delivered to 13,299 private homes and businesses in Orrell, Billinge, Winstanley, Up Holland, Highfield, Marus Bridge, Roby Mill and Pemberton. The next issue is delivered to 13,025 private homes and businesses in Standish, Shevington, Whitley, Appley Bridge, Standish Lower Ground, Aspull and Haigh. You can also pick up a free copy of Local Life at Sainsburys or Tesco Extra in Wigan. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher or its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or other cause. No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced without the prior written consent of Local Life 247 Ltd. locallifemagazine247 @locallifemedia events2go